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LOCAL NEWS.
From the Dailv Herald of January 18.
MONTANA FOK THEM.
Citizens of Northern Idaho Favor
Annexation to Montana.
A citizen of Northern Idaho writes as
follows to the Cœur d'Alene Record on the
mooted question of annexing the pan
handle of Idaho to Washington Territory :
<1 may he treading both on daDgerous
ground and on somebody s toes when I
state that I seriously object to the north
ern portion of our Territory being annexed
to Washington. There are many objec
tions to it, but I will merely state one. It
is well known that the great bulk of the
inhabitants of Washington Territory are
engaged in agriculture and pastoral pur
suits, and that her laws have been lramed
by them, and one has merely to look to
Colorado and California to see how much
sympathy there exists between the rancher
and miner, but in these States it is about a
• stand off" between them. Not so, how
ever, in Washington, for the rancher has
everything his own way, and as sure as
night follows day he will work hardships
on the miner by passing laws to tax pro
ductive and unproductive mining claims,
as though they were farms, which would
be as foolish as it would be unjust. Now,
Montana is decidedly a mining lerritory,
and her laws are best fitted for us, and we
should make every endeavor to lie annexed
to her. There are other reasons why we
-hould belong to Montana. Letter far re
main in our present isolated position than
•o join forces with Washington Territory.
The lion may lie down with the lamb, and
the granger with the miner, but where
will tha lamb and miner be when the lion
and granger get u p ?
The Record endorses the views ot its
' orrespondeut, and adds ; I he southern
portion of the Territory is naturally stren
uously opposed to losing the northern sec
tion, but lose it it certainly will if the
northern interests are properly considered
by the powers that be. The etiect ot
diverse interests in .States is well known.
Perpetual dissensions are sure to exist in
the government of a Territory with such
distinct resources as would be possessed
by Washington were the Panhandle an
nexed. Agricultural interests would
largely dominate, and the mineral section
would necessarily sutler to some extent.
A Steamer for the Upper Missouri.
Judge N. Hilger, the navigator of the
upper Missouri, who has in past summers
taken so many boat loads of Helenaites on
pleasure excursions through the Gate of
the Mountains, has become disgusted with
the slow process of such trips in mack
iüaws, and has made arrangements to have
a steel steamboat shipped from the East
and launched upon the upper waters of the
Gig Muddy at his ranch. We understand
he has already given the order for the
iioat and that it will be here in time to ac
■ommodate excursionists next summer.
With such a boat to make excursions along
the picturesque river the Judge will no
doubt have all he can attend to next sum
mer, and his enterprise in securing such a
craft is sure to be rewarded by an in
creased patronage over former years.
An Unfortunate Accident.
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A few days ago Peter Wiegand, while
out hauling timber for Michael Carr, of
the valley, was unfortunate enough to have
his team run away down the mountain
side, as he was returning with a load of
logs. He was unable to retain his seat, and,
falling off, was run over by the wagon. He
sustained a very serious compound fracture
of the ankle joint, an injury so peculiar
and severe in character that he will be
confined to his bed for many mouths.
Election of Officers.
At the meeting of the Montana Club on
Saturday night, the following officers were
elected for the ensuing year :
President—A. J. Davidson.
First Vice President—A. J. Seligmau.
.Second Vice President—A. J. Fisk.
Treasurer—Geo. H. Hill.
Secretary—J. B. Wells.
Board of managers, to act with the five
officers—Wm. Muth, T. H. Kleinschmidt,
J. B. Clayberg and A. L. Stokes.
Postal Matters.
New postoffices have been established at
Ekalaka, Custer county, and Creamery,
Gallatin county.
Twice a week mail service plies between
Sweet Grass and Big Timber, and once a
week between Miles City and Sadie.
Thomas Hopkins has been commissioned
postmaster at Basin, Jefferson county.
On Dit
That Helena is very lively socially as
well as commercially.
That trains will be running to Bimini
by July first.
That Manager Maguire has abandoned
the idea of playing the Gran Oppra Com
pany again in this city.
That bets on the temperature are very j
unsafe now-a-days unless the thermometer
to settle the question is specified before
hand.
That "The Chimes of Normandy" is to
l>e given shortly by Helena Amateurs.
That a man by the name of Thompson
recently parted company very unexpectedly
with a "double runner" on whieh he was
taking coasting exercise.
That the aforesaid gent was nearer other
graves than his own at the time.
That a young merchant of Helena was
recently pressed into service as a messenger
>oy by a practical joke played on him by
night.
That Butte has sent a special agent to
Helena to examine its lire department,
with a view to adopting the same system.
Messages Uncalled For.
There are undelivered messages in the
Western Union office for the following
named persons: M. B. Wolfe, Michael
Ryan, John Davies, Robert FultOD, H. M.
Ogden, P. E. McDonough 2, R. E. Fristo.
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Prom the Dailv Heiald of January 19.
DEWAR'S HEIRS
Heard from in Canada»--A Brother
and Two Sisters Giving.
Mr. Bennett Price has received a letter
from H. S. Houghton, of Butte, now in
Helena, New York, stating that he has
seen and conversed with a brother of
William Dewar, who disappeared mys
teriously about two years ago. Dewar
was a resident of Helena for many years
and acquired a good deal of property here,
over which, by reason of his absence and
ignorance of his whereabouts, some com
plications have lately arisen. He v as last
heard from about two years ago at the
Astor House, in New York city, and all
efforts to find him or his relatives have
since proved unavailing.
The letter just received by Mr. Price,
however, says that his brother John De
war, is living at Lochiel, Glengarry county,
Ontario, and that two sisters are also liv
ing andjresiding in this country. Hough
ton says that he has met John Dewar, who
had no trouble in establishing his identity
as Williams' brother.
SHUT DOWN.
The Montana Copper Company Stop
Operations.
The mines and works of the Montana
! Copper Company, Butte district, have
closed down and some 200 workmen
are thrown out of employment. The
reason assigned for this step is the low
| price of copper. There is no want of ore
to keep the smelters in blast, but great
disadvantage is imposed on the company
! by the depth to which their mining oper
ations have been prosecuted, subjecting
them to the heavy cost of draining not
only their own mines, but most of that
expensive work being performed for other
mines. Unless some arrangement is made
by which adjoining properties agree to
stand their share of the cost of water rais
; ing, the suspension of operations will last
! for an indefinite period and one of the
most important industrial plants of the
i Summit district will remain idle.
Range Explosion.
This morning the range in the kitchen of
Mr. S. C. Ashby's residence exploded with
a deafening noise, just after the Chinese
cook had started the tire. The stove was
blown into a thousand pieces, and the walls
and ceiling of the kitchen were kalsomined
with a mixture of ashes, lamp black and
j water, that formed an adhesive paste, but
not exactly of the proper kind for interior
decoration. The manner in which it was
distributed was not such as to provoke the
admiration of the beholder.
The family were awakened by the noise
and hastened to ascertain the cause. The
culinary department was so completely
demoralized that a breakfast at home was
j entirely out of the range of possibilities, so
j the family adjourned to the Grand Central
! Hotel for their morning meal. The debris
was quickly cleared away, however, and a
new stove was in use by the hour of noon.
Fortunately no accident to life or limb
resulted from the explosion, further than a
few slight bruises that were sustained by
the Chinaman, when he performed an
acrobatic excursion through the air and lit
on his back on the lloor at the other side of
j the room. Mrs. Ashby's little maid, Zeni,
had a narrow escape, a piece of the broken
stove flying close past her and breaking off
part of the door frame.
The explosion was caused by the freezing
of the pipe that connected the water boiler
with the stove. The water in the stove
could not escape on this account, and when
the fire was built this morning steam gen
erated within the stove, and having no
outlet made one for itself, with the disas
trous result recorded above. Although the
family are thankful the accident was no
worse, they have still suffered considerable
loss in the destruction of the range, which
was recently put in at a cost of over $100.
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Death of Mrs. J. D. Hewitt.
A Wichita (Kansas) paper of the 9th
inst., received last evening, contains an ac
count of the funeral of Mrs. J. D. Hewitt
on the day previous in the midst of the
severe storm and cold. Many of our older
residents will remember afi'ectionately the
Rev. J. D. Hewitt, who was for about two
years the pastor of the Presbyterian church
in this place. Soon after leaving here he
was settled in Wichita, Kansas, and has
been there for six years, serving most ac
ceptibly, building up a prosperous church,
and growing in strength and favor. Most
sincerely do we sympathize with our old
pastor in his great atlliction. References
in the services lead us to infer that Mr.
Hewitt himself has been a sufferer from
serious sickness, during which his devoted
wife attended him as a ministering angel,
perhaps thus laying the foundation for her
own fatal illness. We tender wreaths of
kiudly memory for the dead and of sym
pathy and hope for the living.
ANOTHER LORN DAMSEL
Desires Correspondence With an Eli«
gible Gentleman of Montana.
That Benton letter to the Elmira Tele
gram is bearing more fruit than its author
calculated, and is liable to lead to crimes
ot self-destruction on the part of editors
and postmasters in this Territory, if the
deluge of letters it has evoked does not
soon subside. The following is a verbatum
copy of a letter received at this office yes
terday and addressed to the publishers of
the Herald:
Rochester, January 8.1886.
Gentlemen: 1 beg pardon for taking
this lil>erty in writing you. Will you
please inform me if there are any gentle
men in your direction who would like to
correspondjwith an Eastern lady—one who
has plenty of leisure time and who would
like to c orrespond with some gentleman—
object pastime and perhaps matrimony.
It you are aware of such a gentleman
please address
MISS L. T. BRANSON.
No. 2. Eddy street, Rochester, New York.
We have sent Miss Branson a directory
of Helena with the names of all single
gentlemen marked, from which no doubt
she will make a selection.
MONTANA MOLLY MAGUIRES.
Masked Men Attack the Representative
of the Montana Oopper Oo. in his
Bed and Maltreat Him
The Victim, Bleeding and Bagged,
Flees the City and Starts lor
New York.
An event surpassing in outrage and
brutality anything that ever happened in
Montana, if the narrative we have heard is
true, occurred in Butte Sunday night.
From Mr. I. S. G. Van Wart, who came
over on the train yesterday from that city
in company with the victim of the out
rage, we learn the following particulars
concerning it, as given to him by Mr. Bain :
Some time Sunday night Mr. H. A. Bain
a gentleman recently sent out from New
York to manage the affairs of the Mon
tana G'opper Company, was awakened from
his sleep in hi3 quarters at the office of the
company in Meaderville, by
SEVERAL PISTOL SHOTS,
fired in close proximity to his head. Start
ing up he saw four masked men standing
in his room with their reyolvers levelled
at him. They began abusing him with
vile language, telling him to get up and
come with them. With four revolvers
pointed at his head he concluded to obey ;
their summons, aud, jumping out of bed,
hastily threw on his clothes. He had
nearly completed his toilet, when the men
POUNCED UPON HIM
and threw him to the floor, where they
pummelled him and abused his head and
body to the extent of their muscular
strength. Of course he resisted as well as
possible under the circumstances, but to no ;
avail against such odds. At the same time
he cried out for help and yelled lustily to
arouse the neighbors. The superintendent
and his wife, who lodged in the building,
hastened to his assistance but were met at
the door by more armed men, who forced
them to retire at the point of their re
volvers. At this juncture Bain seized a
favorable opportunity, burst from the
grasp of his assailants and
JUMPED THROUGH THE WINDOW.
Before he could extricate himself, however,
his foes caught him and drew him back
into the room, torn and lacerated from
the cuts given him by the broken glass.
They marched him outside the house, and
kept him out some time, though the night
was intensely cold, and had very little
clothing on to protect him from the chill :
air. Here he suffered more from the fists,
revolver butts and boot heels of his as
sailants, and was finally left j
in AN EXHAUSTED condition, ,
lying on the ground. He had strength
enough left to implore the men not to
leave him out there where he would sure
ly freeze to death, and they finally yielded f
to his suDplications and conveyed him back !
to his chamber. Here he lay exhausted
for some time, and when sufficient strength
returned got up and made preparations for
flight. He then discovered that one of his
feet, which had been left shoeless in the
hurry of his dressing, was badly frozen.
Attending to it and doing what he could
for his wounds, he fled from the place and
took the morning train for Garrison. There
he laid over and boarded the Atlantic ex
press on the Northern Pacific last night for
New York.
Mr. Bain thinks the assault was made
by some miners recently discharged from
the employ of the company, though he did
not recognize any of his assailants. He
has been only a few weeks in Butte, but
in that time has incurred the enmity of
several men by his action in carrying out
the directions of the company. A short
time prior to his arrival their smelter was
closed down and many men thereby thrown
out of employment. The discontent thus
created has beeu increased since by the
stoppage of work in one of their mines.
About 175 or 200 men have already been
discharged by them and only one-third of
their regular force is now at work. Mr.
Bain said he had been trying his best to
induce the company to refrain from stop
ping work on their mines, although the
miners credited him »with acting from di
rectly opposite motives. "
The story of Mr. Bain, as related above,
if true in half its details, reveals a condi
tion of affairs in Batte too bad to have
been even suspected to exist. The ques
tion now is, how will Montana in general
and Butte in particular, be affected when
Bain's story is detailed in the large jour
nale of the East and its true import, ex
aggerated, as no doubt it will be, by the
strained notions of us there entertained,
taken in by their thousands of readers ?
We sincerely hope that Bain's story may
be found at least exaggerated, if not false.
Madison County Weather.
From a weather memorandum kept last !
year by R. J. Carman, of Spalding, Madi
son county, Montana, we extract the fol
lowing information :
The year 1885 had sixty-eight clear
days. The month of June had no day
that was altogether clear. March had
fifteen clear days, the greatest number of
any one month. May and November had
but one each.
It rained every day for twenty-nine
days, commencing May 30th, very light
showers in some instances. There was
more or less rain sixty days during the
year. The first shower was April 1st and
the last Christmas day.
Snow fell about forty-five days during
the year.
The year saw thirteen smoky days.
The greatest number of clear days in
succession was nine, from October 14 th to
22d inclusive.
The last half of the year contained
forty-four clear days, and that of 1884
forty-three.
The coldest day of the winter of 1884-85
was December 23d.
—Charles G. Cox, member ol a former
Legislature from Custer county, died at
Miles City last week. He was a prominent
figure in political circles of his county and
was a ready speaker.
From the Daily Herald of January 20.
SAD SUICIDE.
John J. Viall Takes His Own Life.
As we go to press the echo of pistol shots
that put an end to the life of John J.
Viall have scarce died away. He was
playing a game of whist in Worth's saloon,
and left the table for a few minutes for the
water closet, whence two pistol shots were
immediately heard.
He was found lying upon the floor with
a bullet hole through his breast and an
other through his head. The event oc
curred at 4:15 p. m., town time, and he was
dead a half hour latef.
Money troubles are supposed to have
caused the rash deed. His father and
mother live in the Judith Bairin and have
been telegraphed of the sad event.
BAIN'S OFFENSES.
A List of Unpopular Moves Alleged to
be the Cause of His Banishment.
The Butte Miner yesterday published a
long account of the summary banishment
of H. A. Bain, manager of the Montana
Copper Co., and details the causes that led
thereto from the miners' standpoint. It
says that Bain first came to Butte in Sep
tember or October last, as a representative
or specific agent for the company, and soon
; made himself unpopular by his talk of re
ducing wages and endeavoring to get other
companies to agree to a reduction. After
Max J. Mayer was called to New York, the
management of the company's affairs at
Butte was entrusted to Mr. Edward Muel
ler. The Miner adds On January 4 Mr.
Baii^again appealed in Butte on what he
again called a specific mission. During
; the first few days of his stay here very
little was either known or surmised of his
orders from the New York office, other
than that he was to take Manager Mayer's
position. He at once tried to make him
self conspicuous, which he fully succeeded
in doing, as will be seen by later events.
Not being familiar with the mode in which
the affaire ot the company ought to be
conducted, and being unacquainted with
the country and its customs, he at once
proceeded to measure it with the foot rule
only to bo adapted to the working classes
of the East. He freely and without pro
vocation talked of exorbitant wages, and the
ucecessary luxuries indulged in by the
working classes of the West, and through
that created an ill feeling throughout the
camp. Then he followed up his nonsensi
: cal talk by various actions at the works
ol the Moutana Copper Company, which
were made easy by the fall authority given
j to him by the company in New York. He
, at once overruled any and every order of
Superintendent Mueller, and made changes
in every department, which were not a
saving to the company. He discharged
f the former foreman of the smelter, Thomas
! Fox, who had been employed as a night
watchman in accordance with a special
agreement with the insurance companies,
thus saving an expense of $90 per month
aud risking the entire amout of the in
surance (about $110,000) on the works.
He then proceeded, without consulting the
Superintendent, to discharge the man who
was wheeling wood to the boilers at the
Colusa mines, and ordered the few hundred
cords ol wood in the yards ot the smelter
to lie hauled over to the mines. It is stat
ed that the company bought its wood, to
be delivered at the mines at the rate of
$4.50 per cord, while the wood so hauled
over from the furnaces was bought and
paid for several months ago at the rate of
$5 per cord, and being hauled over by the
company's team, it raises the cost at the
mines to $0.50 per cord. He also changed
the hours of the miners from eight hours
iu wet ground to ten hours per day, and
the ten hour men, in dry ground, to twelve
hours, remarking that they were paid too
much."
Granting all this, does it justify the
bad treatment and rough expulsion of Mr.
Bain ?
Our Mineral Resources.
The Herald is indebted to the author,
Albert Williams, Jr., of theU.S. Geological
Survey, for a copy of the "Mineral Re
sources of the United States," covering the
calendar years of 1883-4. The present
volume, the second of the series, is a book
of 1,000 pages, and its contents, statistical,
illustrative, and otherwise, are of the first
importance in their application to the
mining industries of the country. It is no
easy task to review the work before us,
but from a cursory examination we feel
entirely warranted in saying that its value
to the mining people of the United States
can hardly be overestimated. Exceedingly
comprehensive are the illustrated charts,
showing the production for periods of years
of the precious metals, including gold,
silver, copper and lead—in all of which
Montana, above most of the States and
Territories, is assuming a prominent if not
leading place. The compilation and
arrangement of matter could hardly be
improved on. The binding only can be
adversely criticised. The great worth of
the statistics gathered and the vastness of
the labor expended upon their collection
and preparation merit something more
than the abominable "patent office" covers
in which they are encased. Works of this
kind should be handsomely and durably
bound in calf or other suitable material,
and thus separated from the repulsive
and rejected black-backed "Pub. Docs."
tons of which are issued by the govern
ment and are of little or no value at
all. We hope numbers of these volumes
will find their way to this Territory. The
price is 60 cents, remittances in every case
to be made by postal note or postal order.
Following this a third volume will be
issued (for the calendar year 1885) early
the present year. Address, "Director U. S.
Geological Survey, Washington, D. C."
—The body of James Oxnarn, who was
drowned in the Germania mine at Butte on
the 4th of this month, was recovered last
Sunday night. The work of pumping out
the mine was attended with much difficul
ty and many embarrassments. Hence the
time consumed in recovering the body.
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TOWN AND TERRITORY.
—A lodge of Knights of Pythias has
been organized at Timberline.
—Linn, the absconding clerk of Schre
ner & Co., has been taken to jail at Boul
der.
—The medical department of the Uni
versity of California have a notice in to
day's issue.
—The Chadwick estate has been ap
praised at $42,000—much higher than was
at first anticipated.
—The approaching marriage of Mr. T.
H. Carter and Miss Nellie Galen was an
nounced yesterday at the Cathedral.
—Rev. F. Fla with will preach at Madi
son Hall at 10:30 a. m. and at Meadow
creek at 7 p m. on Sunday, January 24th.
—The approaching carriage of Mr.
Patrick Sweeney and Miss Minnie Hawkes
daughter of James Hawkes, has been an
nounced.
—The Montana Copper Co. at Butte have
closed down their smelter and also quit
work on one of their mines, owing to the
low price of copper.
—At an informal meeting of stockmen,
held in Helena the other night, the persons
present represented an ownership of about
125,000 head of cattle.
—The City Council met last night but
conducted their proceedings iu executive
session. Their time was chiefly occupied
in auditing and allowing bills. ;
—A new strike in the Alpha and Omega
Mining company's workings is reported.
Specimens of it are said to assay as high as
$1,000 to the ton in gold and silver.
—Miss Mamie Wheeler opened her art
studio this afternoon. It is located in the
Ashby building, on lower Main street, in
the rooms formerly occupied by Professor
Hall.
—The mean temperature at Fort B ento n
during 1885 was 46.6°. The highest point
reached by the thermometer was 104.9°, in
July, and the lowest 37.9° below zero, in
January.
—Messrs. Snow and Boos have donated
two copies of the new official map of Mon-
tana to the Territorial Historical Society,
for which the latter return thanks. The
maps have been placed among the archives
of the society.
---The Billings Gazette says : A train
load of ice was obset ved on the track here
to-day. It is supposed to have been
shipped out from Minnesota on speculation
by some one who heard of our fine weather
in December.
—The family of the ci-devant alderman 1
J. A. McDongald, is reported in distress
ingly destitute circumstances. Only lately
his deserted wife was forced to raffle off her
I organ to obtain the means of sustenance for
hersell and children.
—At a meeting of mining men in Butte
! the other day Messrs Geo. W. Stapleton,
Stephen De Wolf and Marcus Daly were
I appointed a committee to draft resolutions
! expressing the sentiments of Butte in re
I gard to silver coinage.
—Mr. W. A. Clark, of Buttfe, has
been appointed in place of Mr. Marcus
Daly, who found it impossible to act,
member from the west side of Montana of
the National Bi-Metallic Association. Col.
C. A. Broadwater, of Helena, is Montana's
other representative in the same body.
—The proverbially poor newspaper man
comes out iu type ia one of the Butte
papers and says that "sleighing is said to
Ije excellent." Some benevolent society
should take eoguizance of his case and
donate the poor fellow a sleigh ride, so that
he can judge of the excellence of the sport.
—An accident happened to the Benton
stage yesterday that detained it a little
behind its usual time. Une of the lead
horses stepped into a hole and in the strug
gle the leaders escaped and ran away.
They were subsequently recaptured
hitched up and the journey was finished
without further interruption.
—A furnace man in Butte named Emil
Hasse, was seriously injured Sunday last
by the caving in of a pile of concentrates'
which he was working at. The whole pile
had been frozen and he dug into the bot
tom of it until it formed a roof over
his excavation. When he was loading his
wheelbarrow in it the roof suddenly caved
in and buried him beneath several tons of
the ore.
—Following is the verdict of the cor o
ner's jury in the Oxman case at Butte:
"That the said James Oxman came to his
death on the fourth day of January, 1886,
through the flooding of the Germania
mine, whether through the negligence of
the managers of the Mountain Boy or the
Germania mining companies the present
bad condition of those mines makes it im
possible for the jury to determine."
—A 'bus on runners filled with 25 men
of Butte overturned on a hill there Sun
day, the tongue having broken and the
vehicle escaped from the horses and slid
down the hill. The party were all thrown
ont and the most of them injured, thongh
none seriously. They were mostly mem
bers of the Union Guard going to the Ger
mania mine to see the remains of Oxnam,
a member of their company, whose body
had j ust been found.
—Full congregations greeted Miss Tay
lor at the Broadway M. E. Church yester
day, notwithstanding the sharpness of the
cold, and all were delighted with her
modest grace combined with rare accom
plishments. In the ease and pathos with
which she rendered "Jesus Lover of My
Soul" the advantages of competent train
ing were plainly visible, while the closing
song of the evening— "Almost Per
suaded"—was so rendered as to make a
deep impression upon all present.
—Choteau Calumet : A petition has been
signed and forwarded to Washington for a
mail route between Choteau and Benton
via the Teton. This ronte has long been
desired by the people of Benton as well as
those at this end of the ronte. It will not
only be of great convenience to both points,
but will materially assist to settle up one
of the finest valleys in the Territory, and
increase trade and facilitate travel between
the head of navigation and the center of
the wool-growing and cattle indnstries of
Northern Montana.
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PERSONAL.
—B. Harris, the clothier, has gone East.
—Herman Gans went over to Batte
to-day.
—Will O'Keefe, of- Gloster, ia visiting
in Helena to-day.
—J. P. Wilson, of Boise City, Idaho, is
registered at the Merchants.
—Moses Morris and I. S. G. Van Wart
retained from Batte last night.
—Edward B. Lamme, a prominent mer
chant of Bozeman, is in the city.
—Louis Heitman, of White Sulphur
Springs is at the Grand Central.
—Thomas C. Burns, of Gallatin county,
arrived last night, and will tarry some
weeks in the city.
—James E. Mills, a representative of the
Stadebaker wagon manufactory, is regis
tered at the Grand Central.
—Fletcher Maddox, Assistant District
Attorney for Meagher county, left for
White Sulphur Springs yesterday. He
will return soon.
—Capt. J. N. Coe, of the 20th Inlantry,
stationed at Fort Assinaboine, arrived in
the city yesterday, accompanied by his
wife. They are at the Grand Central.
—J. H. Moe, cashier of the First . Na
tional Bank at White Sulphur Springs,
and J. M. Knmpe, Sheriff of Meagher
county, were among the arrivals at the
Grand Central yesterday.
— C. B. Haynes returned from St. Paul
yesterday. He reports that city wild with
excitement over tobogganing and the ice
palace, and that edifice already a story
and a half above ground.
—At the Merchants : Elias Merriman,
Missouri ; W. C. Carolter, T. B. Sanders,
Chicago; J. M. Benjamin, Missoula; J.
Reese, Heron Siding ; M. J. Folsom, Towns
end ; J. F. Martin, Sun River; John Hegg,
Marysville.
—Dr. Azel Ames, a prominent stock
grower of Beaverhead county, is at the
Grand Central. The Doctor is here gather
ing data for use oa the mission to Congress
that he has undertaken in behalf of the
stock interests of the Territory.
— H. P. Brooks, "Governor of the Bad
Lands," J is at the Grand Central to-day.
The gentleman gained his soubriquet by a
custom he has indulged in of writing bur
lesque documents on the message of the
Governor of Dakota to the Legislature.
— Inter-Mountain , 10th : Miss Birdie
Rnmley, who has been visiting her sister,
Mrs. Harry D'Acbeul, for several weeks
will return to her home in Helena early
next week. The young lady will be sadly
missed by her numerous friends and
acquaintances in the Silver City.
—At the Grand Central : Mrs. Sheriff,
Canyon Ferry; J. W. Buskett, Wickes;
Charles Wegner, Great Falls; F. W. Le
brick, Quincy, 111 - ; T. O'Connell, Marys
ville ; Mrs. Leay, Glendive ; J. M. Lewis,
Bozeman; John Lepley, Benton; O. E.
Burns, J. Caughlin, Townsend.
Further Developments.
Further developments of affairs in the
case of J. A. McDougald, our absconded
Alderman, are sufficient to warrant the
suspicion that he used his position in the
Council to his own personal emolument.
Though nothing of the kind has been
I been proved, and though the Mayor states
! that he does not think McDougald ob
j tained any money on the city's account,
I still the examination of accounts made at
' a meeting of the City Council last night
j has given rise to a suspicion with some
and a belief with others that the ex
Alderman has had his fingers in the pie of
city finances and taken out a slice. He
was chairman of the building committee,
and it is in this connection that he is sup
posed to have peculated.
In connection with the above our re
porter heard this morning that the amount
of cash with which McDougald decamped
is estimated at from $2,500 to $3,000.
Scarcity ot Water.
Residents of the city are complaining of
a scarcity in the supply of water for
domestic purposes, but especially is this
felt in the south and east portions of the
city. In numerous places the water is
completely shut off, and the residents have
to look to their neighbors' wells or the
pipes of those fortune enough to have
water for a supply for family use. The
inconvenience of being compelled to carry
the amount of water needed for the small
est family for daily consumption is too ap
parent to need comment. Those who
have water in their houses report it run
ning in very small Btreams, and among
these even at times the flow stops alto
gether. Owing to the cold weather the
only preventive in many cases against
frozen pipes is allowing water to ran in a
small stream. This custom being rather
general, is of coarse a constant drain on
the already inadequate source, yet there is
no alternative. But that is not the worst.
During the past two weeks the head of
water has become so low as to be unable to
force itself through the pipes in several
dwellings. The result is the water be
comes stagnant in the pipes, freezes up,
burets the pipes, shuts off the consumers
from further supply until a "monkey and
parrot time" is had and much money ex
pended in thawing cat and renewing the
pipes. Thns incalculable trouble and
great expense are entailed upon citizens,
who are in no manner to Blame for the
freeze up of their domestic water works.
The water company explain that the
constant and increased drain by running
spigots in houses, and the falling off of the
supply sure to happen in winter, backed
by the leakage of the new reservoir, are
the causes of the present famine—in other
words, the source is not equal to supply
the demands made upon it.
We hear also that the effervescent water
which we noticed a short time ago was
due to the solution of the cement covering
the bottom of the new reservoir. It was
supposed to be hydraulic cement, which
hardens under water, but in place of that
it yielded to the action of the water,
which dissolved the lime ont of it and
carried it in solution through the pipes.
Whatever may have been the cause of
that, it seems to have been remedied, for
there is now nothing peculiar about the
water—except its quantity, which is
peculiarly small.
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CHOTEAU COMPLAINTS*
Raids of Ringsters on the Cattle Own
ers.
Fort Benton, January 14. — Editor
Herald .—There has been a general war
going on here between the tax-payers and
county ring for the past three or four
months. The latter seem determined to
run things to suit themselves whether they
suit anybody else or uot. Prominent in
the directory of affairs is an ex-officio
magistrate, who, for general worthlessness,
can hardly be surpassed in any country.
He was at one time in Uncle Samuel's mili
tary a ervice—enlisted I suppose, for target
service, as since he has been trying to make
targets out of this community—especially
the cattle owners of the county. Another
for a time "sogered" not a hundred miles
from this place, handling provender for the
quadrupeds—some of which: the animals
got and a good deal, from all accounts,
they didn't get. He naturally gravitated
towards our county ring and is quite popu
lar with those who wish for the stockowu
ere to pay all the taxes. Choteau, with
other of the counties, has- been "blessed"
with its official household. Two of them
skipped with such of the county Imre as
they could conveniently and safe'y carry
*ff, while another failed to pungle up at
the right time. The tax payers have come
to the conclusion ta stand imposition no
longer, and if things don't take a turn
soon there is going to lie some fun between
now and election. Some of the "bosses"
may be invited ta roll up ; their blankets
and clear for parts where their utility will
be more appreciated than it has been iu
Choteau county.
BUNCH BROWSER
Plenticuues Turns the Tables.
The Crow chief Plenticoues, says the
Billings Gazette , whose stock was
run off bj white horse thieves last week,
returned irom the chase last Saturday, and
reports hiving completely turned the
tables on Lie thieves. He and his braves
tracked the horses through Prior Gap and
into Wyoming, and finally overhauled the
band between Stinkingwater river and Gray
Bull ( reek. The thieves had halted to lay
in a supply of beef, and when first seen
had just killed one of Mr. Lovell's steers,
at some distance from their camp and the
horses.
Gas Company Officers.
Last evening at the annual meeting of
the Helena Gas Light and Coke Co. the
following officers were elected :
President— C. W. Cannon.
Vice President— T. H. Kleinschmidt.
Secretary and Treasurer— S. E. Atkinson.
Directors— H. M. Pärchen, T. H. Klein
schmidt, C. W. Cannon, Moses Morris, S. E.
Atkinson.
A Rabbit Foot's Fortune to two Ladies.
Mrs. M. A. Nagle is a widow lady who resides
! on South and Tennessee streets, in South Mem
phis. Near her lives Mrs. Chas. Knell, the wife
! of an industrious Swede, now with the Memphis
and Kansas City K. R. It lias been their custom
to purchase together fractional tickets in T.'e
Louisiana State Lottery. Mr. Kne 1 said lie had
in his pocket a rabbit-foot lie had cut in Kansas,
and it would bring luck if lie was allowed to buy
tlie tickets. They gave him 50e. each, and lie
purchased a one-tenth ticket, and nailed the rab
bit's foot to the wall and wrote the number of
the ticket, which was 69,255, and it drew one
tenth of the Capital Prize of $150,000.—Memphis
(Tenu.) Avalanche, Deceml>er 22.
LIST OF LETTERS
Remaining in the Post Office at Helena. Lewis
and Clarke County. Montana Territory, on the
20th day of January. 1886. When called for
please say "advertised."
Allbright A
Allen Della
Arthur Geo Willard
Bergeson B
Beers William
Blood Amos
Blair J W
Boon Ah'
Brooks Harry
Chandler Cil
Clarke G C
Cox William G
Cook Sam B
Cooper W H
Cornell H
Coniff James
Driscol Mary
De Veaut Géorgie Miss
Doran James
Dow James G
Eder Maria Mrs
Fisher Frank
Hanes C Milton
Hoffeditz Arthur
Hausen Adam
Hogan Dennis
Hower Mr
Jennings William A
Kelly P H
Kovitz C J
Kuntz JosephineCordonThorne H
Lander J H Mrs Woolsey Wm Jr
Lindemuth F H onan Annie H
Merriam Nelson C Witman T
D. H. CUTHBERT. Postmaster.
Madden John
Mott Sam C
McMullin George
McClintock J F
McDonald Malcolm
McCabe F' D
McPherson A D
Meyer Gus
Murray J M
Ormsley Graves A Co
Polly J F
Pietrowiak W
Pratt Edgar
Ray F
Kemmelmen Theodore
Rogers A C
Robinson Richard
Rowan W A
Sanders P
Son D N
Smith Charles I,
Smith William Judge
S ta'. ley Maggie Mrs
SUlner Joseph J 2
Stammer C L
Sullivan Daniel
Travis Sam
Twin J C
Twitt Samuel
Terry D
M^.ZU
STEIN—REER.—At the Grand Central Hotel |
in this city, by Rev. L. L. Wood of the Baptist
church, on January 19th, 1886, Mr. Waldemar
Stein, of the firm of Richter A Stein, and Miss
Maggie L. Reer, of Berlinville, Ohio.
PARKER—CARDWELL.—At the residence of
the bride's brother, near Stillwater, January 13,
1886. Dr. D. M. Parker, of Billings, and Mies
Jennie Cardwell.
FISHER—SWANEY.—At Missoula, Montana,
January 14th, 1886, by Rev. E. P. Linnell. assisted
by Rev. Geo. Stewart, Rev. Geo. McVeigh Fisher
to Miss Mary Swaney, all of Missoula.
BORN.
RINDA.—In Helena, January 17th, 1886, to the
wife of V. C. Rinda, a daughter.
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