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From the Dativ Herald of January 4. A DESPERATE ATTEMPT. Hard Cases in the liutte Jail Make a Break tor Liberty. Xew Year's (lay about eight o'clock in the morning lour prisoners, confined in the Silver Bow county jail at Butte, made a desperate and well nigh successful attempt to overpower their jailor and escape from custody. The jailor entered the cage at the time stated to unlock the single lock on each cell before opening the main fastening on the cage. After gaining the inside of the cage he was proceeding with his task when he was jumped upon by four of the worst characters in the jail, who had man aged to get out of their cells. One of the men snatched the jailor's revolver from his pocket and another made a grab for the keys which he still held in his hand and without which they could not effect their egress from the cage. The jailor resisted stoutly and a desperate struggle ensued. His cries were happily heard by the Sher iif who hastened to the scene. Not being able to enter, the Sheriff pointed his pistol through the bars of the cage and com manded the prisoners to return to their cells. This they did, and the jailor, being released, opened*the cage door and let the other officers inside. Tfieir intended escape was thus frustrated without serious conse quences. Examination revealed that the prisoners bad escaped from their cells by tiling in two the door bolts with a steel case knife which they had transformed into a saw. "HERE'S A HOW D'YE DO." An English Gentleman of Leisure i Arrested on the Cliargejof Forgery. Saturday evening au English gentleman, who has beeu hunting iu Montana with two servants, blooded dogs aud a complete armory of expensive weapons, was arrested on the streets of Helena by Deputy Sheriff Gibbs charged with forgery. A gentleman from Townsend, Mr. Courts, made the com plaint, charging the Englishmen, H. Burt Turney by name, with forgiug his name on two bounty certificates or warrants, made out to Coutts' order. Turney pre sented the warrants to M. Silverman, from whom he had made extensive purchases, who took them to the Territorial Treasurer aud had them cashed. Turney was placed in jail and his hear ing set for this afternoon in Justice Eddy's court. Other loose affairs in his financial transactions are reported, consisting of over drafts at the bank and passing worthless checks on various individuals, both here and at Townsend. His trial will shed light upon these recent developments. i I I Taken to the Peu. Under Sheriff Hathaway, in company with L. F. Evans and Thos. Churchill, took over seven prisoners from the Lewis and Clarke county jail to the penitentiary at Deer Lodge last Friday. It being New Year day the travelers struck a turkey dinner at O'Neill's hotel at Garrison, of which (the dinner) both guards aud guard ed partook. The prisoners enjoyed the meal with a relish produced by long absti nence from such dainties, and the officers also improved the occasion. Following are the names of the pris oners so disposed of together with tlieir crimes and sentences : John Jackson, robbery, 10 years; George Brower, murder in second degree, 10 years; McJofin Lankford, burglary, 2 years and six mouths; Ah Dali, burglary, 2 years ; Frank B. Haynes, forgery, 1 year and six months; Frank White, grand larceny, 1 year, $100 and costs ; Joseph Johnson, grand larceny, 3 years. George Ferry, who was adjudged insane last week iu the Probate court here, was taken to the asylum at Warm Springs by Deputy Serif! Evans, the same day. Sent Home Rejoicing. When the Grau Opera Company were here one of their chorus girls, a young black-eyed beauty, had the misfortuue to sustain a severe sprain in oue ankle, which necessitated confinement to her room and compelled her to remain at the hotel in Helena after her company had departed. During her enforced illness she was at tended by Dr. Steele and a nurse provided tor the occasion. Her uame is Miss Irene Rogers. Her beauty captivated several mâle citizens of Helena, and this morning, having recovered from the accident, she was sent home to Chicago alter beiDg pre sented with a railroad ticket thither and a purse of $7(», made up by subscription of her admirers. Murder at Deer Lodge. New Year day at Deer Lodge was sig nalized by a murder, committed by Larry Governer, a saloou keeper of that place, the victim being a man named Galfney. It appears that Gaffney went in and de manded a drink, which Governer refused, upon which the deceased stepped back and drew a pistol. Governer was, however, too quick for him. Reaching under the coun ter he drew a gun and tired first, the bul let entering Gaffney's right temple. He fell to the fioor and died instantly. The deceased is reported to have borne a gen eral bad reputation, and to have really I>een a dangerous man. At the hearing of Governer before a court he was acquitted of the charge of murder, we believe, on the ground of self-defense. Fireman's Ball. Ihe annual ball of Helena Engine Com pany No. 1 will lie given at Harmonia Hall ou the 21st of this month. The annual social reunions of this company are among the pleasantest events that transpire dur ing winter seasons, and their occurrence is looked forward to with anticipations of enjoyment by all. This year s ball will be ;a charge ol the following committee of arrangements: Anton Kuntz, George W. (•ibbs, Jno. J. 1 allon, Robert Sandel and Angus McKinnon. Music will be furnished by Hewins and Jaegers orchestra. Tickets lor the ball are obtainable of the members of the fire company at $2 each. ; j I 1 j i From the Daily Hei eld of January 5. Receipts of the Charity Ball. By M. A. Meyendorff, one of the ex ecutive committee of the late charity ball and an earnest worker in the cause, we are furnished with the following financial statement concerning it : Grose receipts from sale of tickets............ 8587 00 Expenditures..........................................- t?4 Net receipts......................................M13 00 The amount thus cleared comes within $87 of the sum ($500) desired to be raised to pay off the hospital debt. That the sum cleared by the ball exceeded $400 is a matter of surprise to many, and the pro jectors as well as the patrons of the enter prise are to be congratulated on the emi nent financial success of the project It was inaugurated for a worthy purpose, and the citizens of Helena responded nobly, as they have always done, to the call for funds to help along a charitable and worthy institution. The mild social success of the ball is the less to be regretted in the face of the handsome financial results achieved. The managers of the affair are the re cipients of the cordial thanks of all con cerned. and in their turn express gratitude for the manner in which the generous public has co-operated with their efforts. Bat especially to the ladies who prepared and served the excellent banquet at the ball, perhaps the most laborious task con nected with yie enterprise, are dne the thanks and commendation of all. They contributed largely to its success and are entitled to their share of credit. In fact, the result has shown the admirable man agement of the whole affair, and the first annual charity ball of Helena will be re membered as a brilliant success, and will encourage the patrons to future efforts in the cause of the virtue that "covers a mul titude of sins.'' Knights and Ladies of Honor. At a meeting of Mount Helena Lodge No. 994, Knights and Ladies of Honor, held on Saturday evening, January 2,1886, the following officers were elected for the ensuing six months : Past Protector—Russell H. Beckwith. Protector—Dan J. Wait. Y ice Protector—Miss Mary Merritt. Chaplain—Miss Della Stubbs. Treasurer—Mrs. Mary Wait. Secretary—James H. Blake. Fiuancial.'Secretary—Charles C. Cochrane i Guide—Butler I. Minich. Guardian—Mrs. Mary Scroch. Sentinel—Mrs. Annie E. Stevens. Trustees—James H. Blake, A. B. Snell I George W. Reed. I Medical Examiners—Doctors Maria M. Dean aud Jacob J. Leiser. j | Suum Caique. The old motto of giving to every one his own seems to have been lost sight of by the enterprising journals of Butte iu the issuance and transmittal to subscribers of their holiday numbers. The Miner and Inter-Mountain have been keeping up a flourish of trumpets for months past, tell ing their subscribers what grand things to expect in their holiday issues, until at last by the mere force of a constant repetition of the same talk their subscribers came to await the annual with great interest. The time having passed for the reception of these "holiday numbers," the subscribers of the two papers in Helena and other places outside of Butte are wondering why the holiday issues did not come to their address. The few subscribers and the many gratis recipients of the Miner here are indignant over the slight that paper has given them by depriving them of the long-promised holiday elephant. It is strange that a paper that vaunts so much of its "outside circulation'' should commit , ,, . , ; such a blunder as to ignore the existence i . . .. ... ... ! I of these outside subscribers in the issuance of its holiday number. The limited ; number of our citizens who receive the Butte papers naturally feel aggrieved over j the slight, and await an explanation of I such a parsimonious policy with "blood in their eyes" and a determination to throw up the job of trying to introduce such papers in Helena for the small compensa tion afi'orded by obtaining a free copy. That English Gentleman. The case of H. Burt Turney, the English man accused of forgery, came up for a hearing yesterday but was continued until to-day at 2 o'clock by request of his coun 1 sei, "Wm. Wallace. There have beeu no new developments in his case since yesterday, except that the telegrams he had sent to England to raise funds met with unfavorable replies. His mother, in England, who had been telegraphed of his arrest aud need of money, responded by cable that she was sorry for him but would not help him. He still thinks, however, that he will be able to make arrangements for a satisfactory adjustment of his financial difficulties. Helena Mining and Stock Exchange. The sales were as follows : Consolidated Red Mountain Mining and Tunnel Co., 100 shares sold at 50c; Christmas Gift, .500 sold at 75c. The following are the quotations : Min eral Belt, 20c.'; Nellie Grant, 25c; Red Mountain, 55 to 45 bid, 50 to 75 asked ; As sinniboine, 50 ; Boston & Montana, $5.00 ; Consolidated Red Mountain, 20c; Crnse, 75 asked ; East Red Mountain, 20 asked, 131 bid ; Elkhorn, 50c bid ; Helena Mining & Redaction Co., $3.75 asked ; Helena Sil ver Mining Co., $1.00 asked ; King Bee, 25c asked, 10c bid ; Katie Pntnam, 30c asked, 10c bid ; Lexington, 20c asked. Open the Reservation. [Benton Press. 30th.] A mass meeting was held in the city yesterday to take action in reference to Senator Yest's bill providing permanent reservations for the Indians of northern Montana. It was ascertained upon dis cussion that the bill, as introduced by the Missouri Senator, meets the approbation of the people of northern Montana and a com mittee was appointed to draft resolutions on the subject, to be forwarded to Delegate Toole and Senator Yest. The correspon dence and resolutions have been duly ap proved and the same will go out by to morrow's mail. From the Dally Herald of January 6. WENT IIP Ilf SMOKE. A Slaughter House on Ten Mile De stroyed by Fire. New Year's night, in lieu of a pyrotech nic exhibition, residents of the valley were treated to a grand illumination produced by the burning of the slaughter house and residence adjoining, situated on the Benton road, a few miles from Helena, and close to Nick Kessler's brewery. The slaughter honse was built of logs, and was formerly owned and used by Owen Williams, bat of late it has been cloeed np. The fine brick residence cloee to it, part of the same property, has also been nntenanted for some time. About 9 o'clock New Year's night fire sprang up in the slaughter house, and in a short time both it and the residence were wrapped in fiâmes. The fire roared and crackled, and being unhindered by any opposition, took complete possession ol the buildings, whose dry timbers proved ex cellent fuel and burned with a facility and vigor that sent the flames shooting np into the air and made a beacon that illumined the sky and country on all sides. Indeed so great was the volume of the flames that the fire was visible over the whole valley, and so glaring the light they shed that objects in the immediate vicinity were not only visible bat even distinguisfi able at great distances. Parties at neigh boring farms say they saw a man in the glare of the flames steal away from the burning buildings, climb over the fence and disappear in the darkness beyond. This fact, taken with others of a conclu sive nature, shows that the fire was un doubtedly of incendiary origin. People in the vicinity crowded around as soon as the flames were discovered, bat, without any means at hand for fighting fire, were powerless to effect anything to stay the progress of the devouring element ; so they Stood around as spectators of the ! J ' ! grand illumination until the flames had destroyed everything and died oat for want of fuel. The buildings were owned by Morris Bros., to whom they were deeded last summer by Owen Williams in satisfaction of a debt. The loss, which is about $2,000 falls principally on them. Prentice Pummelled. j ! j j [ Knowing her journalistic as w r ell as her operatic and dramatic excellencies, the Hkrai.d secured a single engagement from charming Carol Crouse, who delight fully gossips in this evening's paper on "Culinary Claimants." The Bohemian side of her versatile character is an attractive part of Jeffreys-Lewis' next lady. We have read always with pleasure and in struction her many and diverse contribu tions to the Pacific coast press. With the newspapers she is esteemed "just as good as she can be," and a sample of how good she really is we have begged from her to-day. In an added headline of our own we have used the word "cogitations." If Prentice Mulford were on the ground he would write it "cudgelatious." There is poetry and pugilism in the article. It is too good for any one to skip. j j ' ! „ , , . , . , ; the shatt, was overwhelmed and drowned, i , , . . , ... ! and his single companion escaped with I difficulty. 'l ax Lew tor 188(5. Drowned in a Mint. James Oxman, a miuer of 25 years of age, was drowned in the Germania mine at Butte last Monday morning. Men work ing in the 150-foot level of the mine sud denly broke into the shaft of the Moun toin Boy, which joins the Germania and was full of water. A tremendous volume of water poured through the aperture thus made, rushed on through the level and fell down the main shaft of the Germania. Oxaian. who was at work at the bottom of At their session yesterday the County Commissioners fixed the tax levy for Lewis and Clarke county for this year as follows : Territorial................................ County...................................... School....................................... Road......................................... Stock Inspector......................... ................1 As compared with last year this is a re duction of 2 mills on the general tax, which was 15 mills (in 1885. The half mill for stock indemnity and f the one and a half for stock inspector is for a special tax to be levied only upon owners of live stock. The general levy is thirteen mills. Death ot T. C. Hooker. The following notice was received from Rev. S. D. Hooker, of Dillon, M. T. : "Entered into rest in San Antonio, Texas, December 31st, T. C. Hooker." The deceased was for a long time a resi dent of Helena, acting as United States mail agent on the Northern Pacific rail road, between this city and Billings. His many friends will receive the news of his death with regret. Vote of Thanks. The committee appointed by the Board of Trade have forwarded the following communication to Senator Beck at Wash ington : To Hon. James B. Beck : Sir: —Pursuant to proceedings of the Helena Board of Trade, had at a special meeting held on the 4th inst., the under signed, who were appointed a committee for the purpose, have the honor to convey to yon the nnanimons resolution of the Board tendering yon their vote of thanks for your distinguished etforts in behalf of silver coinage. Very respectfully, C. W. CANNON. G. C. SWALLOW. HOBT. C. WALKER, Committee. Carroll's Body Found. [Maiden [Argus. ] The body of Paddy Carroll, who was drowned in the Missouri, last fall, was found on the 24th nit., ten miles below Judith Landing, lying on a sand bar. The remains were taken back to the landing, and on Christmas day given proper bnrial. Parties bad been on the lookont for the body since the drowning, and made the discovery throngh the medium of a hun gry coyote, which was seen to suddenly leave the river. The body was somewhat mutilated. a NEARLY 9700,000. Statement of Bnsiness Transacted in the Helena Postoilice During 1885. We give below a tabulated statement of business done in the Helena Postoffice dar ing the year 1885, a copy of that trans mitted to the Department at the end of last month. We are indebted for its re ceipt to onr postmaster, Mr. D. H. Cuth bert. The statement gives the amount of cash transactions for the year at over $697, 000—a pretty good showing for a second class office. GENERAL BUSINESS. Received from sale of stamps and lx>x rent......................................................818,608 0.3 Received from depositing postoffices...... 18,897 41 837,505 44 MONEY ORDER DEPARTMENT. 3,952 domestic money orders issued........849.272 85 Fees on same......................................... 466 73 2,923 postal notes issued.......................... 6,034 31 Fees on same...................................... 88 05 717 foreign orders issued........................ 16,113 98 Fees on same.......................................... 263 50 Received from depositing money order o dices...................................................588,166 00 8660,405 42 3,241 domestic orders paid..................... 875,079 66 2,217 postal notes paid.......................... 4.962 76 55 foreign orders paid........................... 2,014 86 64 domestic orders repaid..................... 429 90 Remitted to postmaster at New York... 576,600 00 Balance.................................................. 1,318 24 Cj'j'j'i jjK .a Total postal funds..................8 37.505 44 Total money order funds........ 660,405 42 Grand Total.....................8697,010 86 REGISTRY DEPARTMENT. Registered letters and packages made up and dispatched......................................... 5,401 Registered letters aud packages received and delivered............................................ 11,822 Registered letters and packages recorded in transit.................................................. 59,685 76.S08 Throngh register jHmches received.....2,190 Through register pouches dispatched.. 1,115 M ISCELLANEOL'S. Number of letters, postal cards and circu lars delivered at this office..................... 584,760 Number of letters, postal cards and circu lars for distribution....................... 328,420 Number of letters, postal cards and circu lars originating at this office.................. 683,540 Number of packages of merchandise, books, etc., originating at this office..... 19,890 Total number of pieces............... 1.616,610 ! Numter of canvas sacks of newspapers and ! uackaires for tins office.............................. 3,2! packages for this office.............................. 3,285 Numlx-r of c anvas sacks of newspapers and packages for distribution.......................... 2,550 Number of canvas sacks of newspapers and packages sent from here........................... 3.656 Numlcer of lock pouches received........ 4.745 Number of lock pouches dispatched... 4,780 ROSTER. D. II. Cuthbert, Postmaster. R. P. Barden, Assistant Postmaster. W. M. Bishop, General Delivery Clerk. C. B. Anderson, Mailing Clerk. L. I. Rosen;n ns.'Registry Clerk. Citv Marshal's Report. The following is City Marshal Halford's report of the work done by the police de partment of Helena for the year ending December 18, 1885 : Our policemen at present are competent and trustworthy and have attended strict ly to their duties. They are assigned as follows : George Bashaw and J. A. Quirk as day watchmen, and Wm. Lewis as day watchmen at the depot ; Alex. Gibson and Wm. LaReau as night watchmen. During the year 665 arrests were made for violation of city ordinances, an increase of 209 over the previous year. Thirty-seven arrests were made for vio lation of Territorial law, and tried in Jus tices' courts. Of these 24 were convicted, two held over for the action of the grand jury, one of which was sent to the peni tentiary. J. H. HALFORD. City Marshal. Of the persons arrested there were 609 males and 56 females. Ol these 159 paid their fines, 303 were committtd to jail in default of fines, the balance, 203, heiug discharged after hear ing. The charges on which the were arrested were as follows: Abusive language, 3 ; assault and battery, 3; careless driving, 1; disorderly conduct, 314; drunkenness, 200; fast driving, 14: indecent exposure, 13 ; horse unhitched, 3; nuisance, 4 ; violation of pound ordinance, 4 ; keeping vieious dog, 2 ; vagrancy, 86 ; concealed weapons, 9 ; water obstruction, 1 ; violation of city license, 1 ; indecent language, 1 ; cruelty to animals, 2 ; false fire alarm, 2 ; obstruct ing street, 1 ; resisting arrest, 1. Total, 665. i j Improved. The Butte Inter-Mountain has reduced its size from nine to eight colnmn3 to the page (folio form), donned a handsome new typographical dress, changed its "make-up," increased its reading matter, and enters the new year with these and other marked improvements. The services of a special artist have lieen secured and the portraits of a number of leading citizens will from time to time adorn its columns, the first of the series, soon to appear, being that of Governor Hauser. The Inter-Mountain has an intelligent idea of the newspaper field it occupies, and without venturing beyond what it can safely sustain, will lack no en terprise justified by its means and patron age. _____ ___ Supreme Court. The session of the Supreme Court was resumed this morning at 10 o'clock ; pres ent, a full bench. The case of Frank R. Miles vs Chas. W. Edwards et al. was set for to-morrow. The application for admission to the bar of Fred. C. Webster was received but was not acted upon. January 6.—Henry O'Connor, Fred. C. Webster and Wm. E. Lonergan were ad mitted to the bar. Francis Remington et al. vs. Frank Bandit; judgment affirmed. James Walsh vs. Chas. P. Blakely ; judgment reversed and cause remanded for new trial. Maria W. Ratherford vs. Patrick Talent; judgment affirmed. Territory of Montana vs. Patsey Burns (two cases) ; judgment reversed. The National Complaint. D>spepsia is the national complaint. Almost every other man or woman you meet has it, and the result is that the number of pseudo-remedies for it is as numerous as Pharaoh's host. They | are for the most part worthless. There is, how- 1 ever, a searching eradicant of this distressing and obdurate malady, one whose genuine merits long since raised it to a foremost place among the staple medicines of America. Hostetler's Stom ach Bitters extirpates dyspepsia with greater certainty and promptitude than any known remedy, ahd is a most genial invigorant, appe tizer and aid to secretion. These are not empty assertions, as thousands of our countrymen and women who have experienced its effects are aware, but are backed up by irrefragable proofs repeatedly laid before the public. The Bitters also promote a regular habit of body and give a healthful stimulus to the urinary organs. djan2 4-6awjan7 TOWN AND TEREITOBY. —The Dillon Tribune has entered upon its sixth annual volume. Prosperity at tend it. —The Bozeman Avant Courier is repre sented at Salt Lake by its editor, W. W. Alderson. —The building improvements in Miles City during the past year amounted to $324,450. —The new city directory of Helena is ready for the press and will be out in a week or two. — Ma trimony is in the air and several weddings are whispered to be about to transpire. —The minus sign prevails throughout the weather report to-day, showing the cold snap to be general. —Buck Lee, the Chinese merchant, yesterday sold his store and stock of goods to Wan Kee ; consideration, $5,000. —Judge Armitage has. disposed of more than 350 civil cases during the past year, besides several criminal cases turned over to superior courts. —Many of our residents thought 'hey were in St. Paul when they awoke this morning and found a blizzard raging and the mercury below zero. —Following is this year's tax levy for Sil ver Bow county: Territorial, 2 mills; county, 2 mills; road, 1 mill ; poor 1 mill : school, 4 mills ; total 10 mills. —The name of the postoffice at Ulidia has been changed to Gorham, and all letters mailed there since the first of the year bear the latter postmark. —The jurors for the March term of court were "drawn" yesterday by the County Commissioners. Their names will not be made public uqgtil court convenes in March. —James Purding, an old timer living at Pipestone Springs< Jefferson valley, com mitted suicide last week by blowing out his brains with a revolver. He was 68 years old and had been afflicted with blood poisoning. —Deputy Sheriff Gibbs left for Deer Lodge yesterday morning with the insane man Robert Weydel, who was recently ar rested in attempting to get away with two valises at the depot. He went to the in sane asylum at Warm Springs. —The United States Commisstoner at Glendive has been notified by the Secre tary of the Interior to take cognizance in i future of all persons catting timber on j government land. The names of all such offenders will be presented to the U. S. Grand Jury for action. —Sam Wo, the Chinese washman who was reported to have "skipped the town," seems to have acted more honorably than he was given credit for. It is now stated that he transferred to another laundryman all the wearing apparel of his patrons in his hands and did not run off with any linen. —Last Friday an attempt to escape was made by prisoners in the Deer Lodge jail, but the officers got onto the racket before the projected enterprise was ripe for con summation, captured the tools wherewith the prisoners were to effect t.ieir exit, and destroyed their long entertained hopes for liberty. —The withdrawing business head of a Butte publication, who held to the old fashioned proverbs, "Pay as you go," and "Never bank on what you haven't got," is credited with the parting remark : "Any d—mned fool can financially wreck a news paper, but it takes a little Je — mima to resurrect aud breathe anew the breath of life into it." — Madisonian : This is the time when the phellows who phear the phantoms of the phrightfal snakes paix up their phran tic pheelings with a resolution of total abstinence—after New Y'ears. Next week they will repent, and ask "Old Resolu tions" to "take su thin'." — Husbandman : We learn that Louis Bergeron and Peter Sylvester, who own a two-thirds interest in the Dakota mine at Neihart, have been offered $80,0U0 for their interest, but are holding out for $10, 00O more. E. W. Toole, of Helena, is the owner of one-third interest in the mine. —The tri-weekly mail service between Choteau and Sun River, which was ordered discontinued among many others the first of the year, was ordered continued as usual a few days ago by a telegram from the Department. This action is the out come of a remonstrance of citizens of that section lately addressed to Governor Hauser. I ! i : : j I —The man Mike McGovern, who was caught in the mountains and jailed Mon day for assault and battery, was yesterday fined $100 and costs and sentenced to three months' imprisonment. This is the same man who recently administered laudanum to a fellow employe in Ry Ziegler's stables, resulting in the poor inebriate's death, but from which offense McGovern excused himself on the plea that be gave it as a joke, telling him it was whisky. The Origin of "Four Jacks." We notice by an exchange, says the Deer Lodge Nmc North- West, that "Four Jacks" is the favorite game of cards in Helena and Butte. Do you know how the game originated? When Jndge Spratt—peace to his ashes—came over to Deer Lodge from Virginia City some twelve years ago, he introdneed the game of "Bine Dick," in which the jack of spades is the card to get rid of. This was at Gerber's. A party happened to be present for a few minutes who went down town, told the boys aboat "Bine Dick," and they started in to play the game, bat made the mistake of play ing to avoid taking any of the jacks. One of the Gerber crowd noticing this went back and told the joke, whereupon the with, and immediately became popular, eclipsing for the time "Blue Dick" and all others. | four-jack game was experimented 1 A Fortunate Diaciple of Franklin 1 b A Boston job printer. Mr. M. B. Nelson, No. 76 Merrimac St., held one fifth of Ticket No. 46,799 in the November Drawing of the Louisiana State Lottery, which drew 875,000, costing him 81. He is single, about 22 years of age, lives with his parents, and this prize-money will enable him to extend his business. He is a steady, indnstrious yonng man, and will make good use of his wealth .—Boston (Mats.) Commercial and Shipping List. Noe. 25. He can print his own luck. djan6*w7 PERSONAL. —L. T. Wells came in from Marysville yesterday. * —Hon. Sam. Word, of Butte, is at the Cosmopolitan. —Hon. Jesse F. Taylor, of Choteau, is at the Grand Central. —Rt. Rev. Bishop Brondel will return this evening from Balte. — Chas. Anceny, of Moreland, is in the city accompanied by his son. —County Commissioner Ellis, of San River, is at the Grand Central. —Fred. E. Lawrence, a stock grower of Flat Willow, is in the city to-day. —Hon. W. W. Dixon, one of the legal lights of Batte, is at the Grand Central. —Van H. Fisk, of the Townsend Tran chant, is spending a few days in the Capital. — R. T. Bayliss, Manager of the Mon tana Co., limited, is at the Grand Central. —Wm. W. Stewart and bride and Mrs. John Zeigler and daughter have gone East. —John W. Buskett, Superintendent of the H. M. & R. Co., is in the city from Wickes. —J. H. Gar lock, of^Miles City, was among yesterday's arrivals at the Cosmo politan. —John Steinmetz and family have re turned home after a three months' trip to Germany. —Fred. M. Wilson, city editor of the Batte Inter-Mountain , is in Helena for a short visit. —Walter S. Clark, a prominent ranch man and stock grower of Choteau, is at the Cosmopolitan. —Hon. John F. Forbis, one of Butte's prominent lawyers, is a recent arrival at the Grand Central. —Robert Coburn, of White Sulphur Springs, is at the Grand Central here, ac companied by his two sons. — U. S. Marshal, R. S. Kelley, came over from Deer Lodge yesterday. He is the guest of the Merchants Hotel. Wm. Weinstein, of Philipsburg, brother of M, Weinstein of this city, was in Helena to-day. He returns home to-morrow. —At the Grand Central : J. H. Hicks, Silver City ; C. M. Blackman, Wiekes ; W. L. Lee, Clancy ; Thos. L. West, Gloster. — N. S. Vestel arrived from the Cœur d'Alene country yesterday, accompanied by his wife. They are stopping at the Merchants. —At the Merchants : Wm. Williams, Cartersville ; P. J. Perry. St. Paul ; Mrs. H. Limppey, St. Louis ; T. McCabe, White's Gulch ; C. C. Hoseler, John Larsen, Batte. —Hon. Robert B. Smith, of Dillon, late ly appointed U. S. District Attorney for Montana, is registered at the Cosmopolitan. I He is here in attendance on the Supreme ! Court. — W. H. Anderson, of Portland, and H i C. Bell, of Thompson Falls, owners of the : Bell Stowe and other valuable quartz : mines in western Montana, arrived in the j city yesterday. —At the Cosmopolitan : J. B. Hitch I cock, Marysville ; J. H. Russell, Ten Mile ; Matt. Gran, San Francisco ; Harry Lovely, Rimini; W. H. Anderson, Portland; H. C. Bell, Thompson Falls. —Judge Wm. J. Galbraith, Associate Justice on the Montana Bench, arrived from the second district yesterday to assist at the Supreme Court term. He is domi ciled, as usual, at the Merchants. — C. B. Haynes, after a serious illness produced by a severe attack of typhoid fever, is out ou the streets agrain to-day after a six weeks' confinement to his room. His many friends are glad to note his con valescence. —General John R. Brooke, Commander in-Chief of this district, arrived from Fort Shaw last evening, accompanied by Col. Edward Moale and Capt. C. M. Hobart. The party spent the night at the Cosmo politan and left on the Eastern train this morning. ! i ; ; ! ; ! ; A CHANCE FOU U ACHE LOKS. Another Lorn Widow Wants West. to Come Reference was made recently in these columns to a letter, written by a man in Benton and printed in the Elmira (New York) Telegram, inviting girls to come to Montana where they could find big wages and good husbands. As a consequence postmasters and editors throughout the Territory have received communications from five out of every six girls in New Y'ork who read that letter—and their name is legion. The following, received a few days ago by the postmaster here, is a fair sample of these letters. It is- from a lorn widow who has grown tired of the mo- notonous life of a relict in the Empire State and who wishes to come west for the purpose of benefitting her health and for- tune and drowning her harrowing grief over the death of her first husband by a second dose of matrimony. --. New York, Dec. 28,1885. To the Postmaster :— Dear Sir :—Please excuse the liberty I take in writing you, bat as I saw a piece in the Elmira Tele gram a short time ago, telling about wages, etc. in your country, I thought I would write you for a little information. In the first place I will tell yon that I am a widow. I have been here several years, like it very well and have several very dear friends. Bat I am getting tired. I am going to do something snre in the spring ; this life is getting monotonous, and I am going to cat loose from everything and "make or break," as the saying is. By the way, if yon should happen to have a nice widower or bachelor in yonr place that yon think would like a partner yon may read him this little epistle, give him my address and we'll see what it will amount to. Don't tell me of any hat a highly re spectable fellow, for I can give yon the names of any number yon ask here that will tell yon about me. I mean business. Yours hopefully, If any of onr bachelor friends desire to embrace the above opportunity and also the widow we will famish him with her address and say nothing about it. Shields, of Butte, Appointed Collector Washington, January 6.-The President sent the following nomination to the Sen ate to-day : Jas. Shields, of Montana, to be Collector of Internal Revenue for the Dis trict of Montana. Board of Trade. The following membership has been ob tained for the Helena Board of Trade for the year 1886 np to 2 o'clock to-day, upon the call made at the meeting of Jan uary 2d : Robt C Walker T C Power D W Fisk J B Wilson Henry Klein A Kleinschmidt H M Pärchen Jno T Murphy R C Wallace Jno B Sanford I S G Van Wart C A Broadwater Marcns Silverman L V Styles J M Ryan Jno R Watson C W Cannon Henry Y'ergy T H Kleinschmidt Fred Lehman C K Wells Piatt & McConias Marcus Lissner Chas Lehman Jno Ziegler Jerome Norris Ed Zimmerman Reed & Rinda N H Webster Jas P Porter Thos Cruse F S P Lindsay L H Hersh field E W Beattie Wm A Chessman E D Edgerton S H Kennett E M Hoyt Fred Gamer Raleigh, Clarke & A M Holter Edwards M Sands E W Knight W G Bailey F R Wallace A J Davidson A J Seligman Jno M Sweeney Chas D Curtis James Snllivan E M Dunphy Jno S Tooker G C Swallow Wm B Reed Benj Harris John S Harris C B Jaequemin T H Clewell Geo E Boos Nick Kessler Fifteen hundred Democratic nomina tions are pending before the Senate. Num bered in this quite considerable batch, bat by no means lost sight of, is the nomina tion of Mr. Kelly for the United States Marshalsbip of Montana. It appears that Mr. Kelly's former Kansas neighbors have urged a few slight objections to the Sen ate's sanction of his appointment. One of these objections is based on an alleged "playful prank" by which a Free State man was "jayhawked," stripped naked, tarred and feathered, put astride a sawlog, and set adrift in the whirling waters of the inhospitable Missouri. The miserable victim of this atrocious cruelty was for hours in imminent peril, and after floating with the dangerous current for thirty miles was rescued, more dead than alive, and his life saved by the kind care of humane friends. This sufferer of the Border Ruffian days survives in the person of Martin—we believe that is his name—who is one of several still living in Kansas bitterly opposed to Kelly's confirmation. It is said that Senators Ingalls and Plumb have full knowledge of the candidate's record in Kansas, and that if Kelly passes the Senate gauntlet it will be because their interference is not enough to prevent. Senators Hoar and Blair object to the section of Edmunds' Utah hill that dis franchises women. If they knew the spirit and teaching of the Mormon Church on the subject of women they would not do so. In order to gain power over women for their beastly purposes, the Mormon Church teaches that there is no future life lor women unless through the whim and will of some man to whom she must he sealed in this life or heieafter. Any opposition to her husband's will endangers not only her peace in this world, hut her chance for any life hereafter. The women of Utah are ia the most abject servitude of any in the world. Until they can enjoy some free dom, the ballot is useless to them. It only increases the power of their husbands, which is already too great. Even the Sena tors do not know one-half of the degrada tion of Mormondom. If the simple truth were generally known throughout the East, there would be an involuntary crusade that would wipe out by extermination every prominent leader of that falsest and vilest of all forms of deception that have assumed the name of religion. James Shields, to-day appointed U. S. Collector for the District of Montana and Idaho, in place of Daniel J. Welch, resign ed, was for some time connected with the mercantile honse of Murphy & Caplice, of Butte. Recently he has been a resident of Walkerville, Silver Bow county, where he conducts a general store. He is said to be a practical business man. Holman of Indiana is in favor of admit ting Dakota as a single State. He thinks that as long as New Y'ork and Texas only have two Senators, that Dakota ought to get along with the same number. Obstructive Democrats. Cincinnati, January 6. —The committee on privileges and elections of the House of Representatives of the Ohio general assem bly, met here to-day to examine the plol hooks, tally sheets, etc., in order to deter mine by what right the members from Hamilton county hold their certificates. The County Clerk, Dalton, not, being in his office, and the eommittee not being able to find him, his representatives decline to deliver any documents to the committee. The committee then held an executive session. LIST OF LETTERS Remaining In the Post Office at Helena. Lewis and Clarke County. Montana Territory, on the 6th day of January. 1885. When called for please sar "advertised." Anthony John B Baischt Charles Barnes James Bird Cornelia L Brant Hugo Burke Julia Conrad I H Comstock C E Cox A H Jr Cox Thomas Cook Samuel H Corbaly Thomas M Crozier Louis Lawrence John J Larson Ever liODg J M Lovely Harry Maguire J W Marshall Wm 2 MaretsW 8 2 Marsh Alfred Moran E V Morrow Wm McCourt Henry McIntyre J H Olsan Charles Cruse Mountain Con Co Olsen Emily Mrs Ore sap William Dunihue L R Downs William Duquesne Marriette Fuller Frank Fuller F F Furman John Grace James E Giltillan James A Guahaw Elen Harkness John Henrickson Alma Henry John Johnson Sarah James R W Jftekson Henrietta Keller S P Kendrick D L Mrs 2 Lepley John Lewis William Owen M T Miss Sandige D Sanders N II She'don Carrie Stoddington F G Stafford Chas Thorbbon Carl Thompson Chas 2 Thomas Howard Warner C H Warner W H Whitehill Henry R 2 Welch J M Wharton H H Williamson C N Williams T Wood Charles 2 Wood Charles W Wood C Wraage Christ D. H. CUTHBERT. Postmaster. MÜ.ZIXIZZI3J. FILSON—WHITE. -At the residence of Mr. G. M. Filson. Beaver Creek, on Wednesday, De cember 30th, I8S5, Mr. Albert S. Filson to Miss Sarah Emma White, Rev. J. Hosking. officiating. FARROW .— » mnary 5th, 1886. Mrs. Harriet E. Farrow, wife of J D. Farrow, aged 44 years.