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- —'-----— ............. the Dallv Herald of April 19. The Committee of Expert«*. At their last meeting, al>oat a month ago, the Hoard of County Commissioners appointed a committee of experts to ex amine the foundation walls of the new court house, hut for special reasons did not allow the matter to become public until lately. The committtee appointed con sists of Col. J. T. Dodge, Col. W. W. De Lacey, B. H. Tatern, H. Sonnetield and J.S. Keerl. They have been appointed by the Board to examine the ioundation walls of the new court house for the purpose ot ascertaining whether such walls, as they now stand, are capable of supporting the weight of the contemplated superstructure. The committee met this morning in the office of the County Clerk and organized by the election of Col. Dodge chairman, and B. H. Tatem secretary. They then re paired to the foundation of the new court house and made a searching scrutiny of all the visible work so far done, examining the strength of the walls al»ove ground, the »quality of stone and mortar iu them, the character of the joints, etc. From the testimony of parties familiar with the sit uation they located two points over the old mining drifts and ordered the sinking of two shafts at these places for the purpose of exposing the masonry with which the drifts were tilled, so that an examination could be made to test its worth. They also directed several pits to be dug along the course of the boundary and interior walls for the purpose of ex posing the footings for similar examinations. They then adjourned to meet next I riday at 10 a. m. In another part of to-day s paper will be found their resolutions, in viting parties knowing anything ot the matter to meet with them and throw all the light possible on their investigations. The Cadetship. St .V Kivkk, AprP 17, 1SS6. l o the Editor of the Herald. The friends of Manton Shepherd here will furnish the Secretary ot \\ ar and the press of Montana certificates from the best surgeons and physicians of Montana that he i* physically sound in every particular, and that he could not possibly be rejected at West Point on physical disability, Dr. Monroe's opinion to the contrary notwith standing. Dr. Monroe's kindness in tell ing Manton Shepherd that he would not pass the physical examination at West Point is excelled only by the " utmost ini partial" examination he made. JOHN H. SHEPHERD. Could Not Convict Them. Read and Rodgers, the men who were arrested last W ednesday night iu the old smelter, had their trial on Saturday, but escaped conviction for burglary on account of their premature arrest. It will lie re membered that two special policemen were on the watch lor the robbers near their »'ache in the old smelter. They had been traced thither and their ill-gotten goods were found cached iu a closet in the old building. The men who were watching for them, however, grew excited when they saw two men enter the building Wednesday night, and, instead of waiting for them to declare their guilt by ap proaching the cache or betray themselves by their conversation, the special police men jumped them as soou as they en tered and placed them under arrest. The result was that they disclaimed any con nection with the robberies or the cache, and said that they weut to the smelter merely to get a shelter for the night. I nder such circumstances their conviction was impossible. However, they were con victed and fined $20 each for carrying con cealed weapons, and were committed to jail iu default of payment. A Handsome Residence. A. J. Seligman has received the pre liminary drawings for a residence which he contemplates erecting in Helena this year. The plans are prepared by a St. Paul architect and represent a model house, handsome in exterior appearance and convenient and elegant interiorly. It is to be built either of stone or wood. The cost of it has not yet l>een estimated, but the plans show it will be considerable. Mr. Seligman intends it for a bachelor alxxle, despite insinuations to the contrary, and he is not yet decided as to its location. This will be determined in a few days, however, as the estimates will arrive soon and the construction of it will l>e under taken a short time afterward. What we are Worth. Helena is the richest city in the world in proportion to its population. This is about the way to put it: Her wealth is esti-| mated justly at $10,000,000. This makes each man, woman and child in the city worth $1,000. The population of the whole Territory is estimated at 100,000 and its wealth at $40,000,000. This makes each inhabitant of Montana worth $400. Just cut this out and paste it in your hat for reference when you feel poor. You may be able to borrow money on it some time, but we doubt it. Neglect of Duty. Registration Clerk Baldwin, of Butte, has been removed by the city council there tor neglect of duty. It was his duty to open the city register for the registration of voters ou the 10th ot April, but that day came and the register was not opened nor could the clerk be found. r lhe Inter Mountain says that Mr. Baldwin was en gaged at the time in the fascinating occu pation ot paiutiug the town and could not interrupt this pleasing diversion for snch a small matter as the registration of voters. Failing to attend to the matter after his attention had been called to it Mr. Bald win was promptly removed lor neglect ol duty by the council, and a new officer was appointed in his place in the person ot J. H. McHatton. The register is now open and the law-abiding citizens ot the Silver City are recording their names in peace. Advices do not say whether or not the vermillion decoration ot the municipality has l>een susnended. j , | j ; ! i Prom the Dallv Herald of April 20. MORE ENGLISH CAPITAL. A London Company Purchase Valu« able Mining Property Near Marysville. The unqualified success of the venture made some years ago by the Montana Company (Limited), who purchased the now famous Drum Lummon mine, has made other and equally ambitious English capitalists gaze with longing eyes on the vicinity of that great bonanza, as an in viting field for the profitable investment of their nominally idle millions. The fame of other promising mines near the site of the Drum Lummon reached across the water and the possibilities of future in vestments like the Montana Company's dawned upon the minds of several wealthy Londoners and led to the institution of negotiations having in view the purchase of mines near Marysville. Some months ago Mr. F. M. Chadbourne, representing the London firm of Richardson & Chad bourne, the organizers of the famous Mon taua Company, arrived in Helena and at once took steps toward the contemplated purchase. The Empire and Whippoorwill mines, near Marysville, were the properties that caught the eyes of the Englishmen, and a short sime after his arrival here Mr. Chadbourne had secured a boud upon these claims. A company called the Empire Mining Company, limited, was at once organized in London with a capital of £100.000, of which £00.000 were placed on the market. These were all taken in a short time and now the company stand ready to take up the bond and commence work upon their property. The Empire and Whippoorwill mines are both noted for their large production of rich ore. They are located in the Stemple dis trict, about eighteen miles north of Helena. Developments, consisting of shafts and tunnels, have been made upon each and the prospects of both are most flattering. The ore is free milling gold quartz, running about $46 per ton. The purchase includes a ten stamp mill and mill site at the Whippoorwill mine. The properties purchased were owned by Messrs. Cotter and Hickey, two old time and prosperous miners, the former of whom died a few weeks ago in this city. They worked both mines extensively in years past and took ont thousands of dollars from each. The mines are situated about two and a half miles from the Drum Lum mon and not half that distance from the Glo8ter, and lie close together on the south side of a steep mountain, on the other side of which the Gloster is located. They are so situated that developments made on one can be extended to the other at very little extra expense and to great advantage. The Empire figured principally in the sale. This mine has a large vein from 15 to 30 feet in width that averages $40 or $50 to the ton. Some of the high grade ore runs away up in the thousands per ton. There is an enormous amount of low grade ore in sight and some shoots of the high grade quality show up in the different shafts and tunnels. The Whippoorwill mine has the same character of ore but the vein in it is smallei, being from five to eight feet in width. Street talk upon the transfer places the price paid for the properties at $66,000, and we are satisfied that it is very near the cor rect figure. The property is worth it. if its history up to date is a gnarautee ot what it will do iu future. It has produced thousauds of dollars in the past through no more extensive works than a simple ten stamp mill, and with the addition ot more stamps, concentrators and vanuers, which the new company propose to bring to their aid in developing it, these thousands can easily be made millions. The English svudicate have secured a valuable bit of property and future development is hound to prove that they made a wise and ju dieious investment when they efiected its purchase. TRACK LAYING To Begin Shortly on the Montana Central--«The Contract Let. Yesterday the Montana Central Railroad Company let the contract for the track laying and surfacing of their line of road from Rimini to Helena and Helena to Great Falls. The contractors are Bates and Rice, both competent men of con siderable experience in railroad building. Mr. L. W. Bates is a young man from Washington Territory, who has performed a great deal of track work on the Northern Pacific and other Northwestern roads. His partner, Mr. Thomas Rice, is likewise an experienced railroad man, having been en gaged on construction work on the South ern Pacific, Oregon Short Une and other railroads. In a conversation with Mr. Bates this morning a reporter learned that the con tract was signed yesterday evening, and that he and his partner are ready to go to work as soon as the material arrives. The rails have already been purchased and will be here very soon, probably iu time lor the commencement of track laying by the 1st of next month, if the building of the road bed is sufficiently advanced to allow it. The Rimini branch will be the first com pleted and the track will lie put on this at once. Track will be laid on the main line to Great Falls as fast as the road bed is prepared. The next thirty days will see some lively work on the Montana Central. Helena*« stimate of llr. llmlgson. Iu one way and another Architect Hodg son has been a pretty roundly abused man at the hands of the "bureau syndicate." This circumstance, however, seems to have had quite the opposite efi'ect from that of impairing his professional reputation. His services are iu grow ing demand by those of our people who have important building enterprises iu view. The plans he is now supplying for Helena citizens will prob ably this season materialize into a dozen or more of our handsomest business blocks and residence homes. The plans of the Lewis and Clarke county court house out lines by far the finest appearing and most imposing public structure in Montaua. Mr. Hodgson, now in the city, can lie con sulted during his brief visit by all who re quire the services of an architect. From the Dally Herald of April 21. EMBEZZLEMENT. Arrest of John W. Jones at Fort Hall, Idaho. Last week U. S. Marshal Dubois, of Idaho, arrested John W r . Jones, in charge of the Indian schools at the Fort Hall agency, and delivered the prisoner into the hands of Officer Dawdell, of Arkansas, who had a requisition for him. Jones was formerly editor of the Newport (Ark.) Xetcs, bat for several months past has been in charge of Idaho Indian schools by ap pointment of the President. He was Sec retary for Arkansas of the American Lega tion of Horor, and is charged with embez zling some thousands of dollars of the en dowment funds of that order. Jones is a Virginian, bat for a number of years has made Arkansas[his home, and was a mem ber of the last Legislature of that State from Jackson county. Public School Library. Yesterday we had the pleasi^ of visit ing the Graded School building and in specting the new libraries that have just been provided for the five upper grades. We found each of these rooms furnished with a nice case of shelves provided with glass doors and kept under lock. Each is furnished with about sixty volumes, select ed with admirable taste by Prof. Howard, including all the most approved and popular books for children of standard merit, comprising stories, history, travel, work of science and literature, such as Dodge's stories from American History, Zigzag Journeys, Miss Alcott's Little Men and Women, Tanglewood Tales, Grimm's German Popular Tales, Works of Miss Martineau, Bayard Taylor, Miss Kirkland, Mary Howell, Kuox's Boy Travelers, Har pers' Young People, Mayne Reid's Stories, Dickens' Christmas. Stories, Stanley's Travels, Jules Verne, Tom Brown, many of the classical ages of Greece and Rome, Coffin's Boys of '76 and '61, Mark Twain, Whymper, and a large list of like charac ter, of which we have only cited speci mens. There are books enough to furnish one volume a week to each child, and at this rate it will take each child more than a year to finish what is in a single grade, and as they advance through the course there is something new all the time. By good management on the part of the trustees and Prof. Howard, the money to provide the libraries has been saved by dispensing with the services of two teach ers daring the latter part of the year. Prof. Howard has taken more work upon himself in his zeal to provide for this supplementary course ot instruction and entertaining reading. It will do very much to broaden the education of the children ; to furnish them something to keep them at home dur ing evenings and hours out of school. It will be a valuable auxilliary to the free public library which our citizens have just voted, and saves 'the necessity for its fur nishing the same class of books out of its limited means. Unless we are greatly mistaken these libraries will attract more pupils to our schools aud give them a much better gen eral education. A Delicate and Successful Eye Oper ation. Mr. Horace Brown, superintendent of the Helena Iron Works met with an acci dent causing him the fear of having lost his right eye. While at work a flying piece of steel struck him in the face, breaking the right glass of his spectacles and filling the eye with broken glass and deeply cutting its coats. By the use of Cocoaine an oper ation was performed for its removal. Dr. H. H. Wynne, Oculist and Aurist, who has had charge of the case says there is every chance of his ultimate and complete re covery. w-lt The Richest Mine. "The richest mine in Montana, sir." These words were overheard by a Herai.d reporter in a business house yes terday. The speaker was Collector Welch and John Caplice was the person addressed. John quietly remarked : "Seems to me I've heard something like that before." Adjusting his eye-glasses he proceeded to read a couple of letters handed him by Mr. Welch. "Well," continued John after reading to a finish, "very encouraging—very encourag ing. Not a mine, as yet, Mr. Welch, but a very promising prospect." And Mr. [Cap lice went on talking quietly and sensibly about mining and mining properties in a general way. It appears that Mr. Welch and associates have made an unusually rich ore find near Butte in what is known as the Major Bndd mine. Some of the mineral specimens shown here are exceptionally rich. In their writing Mr. Welch's partners are de cidedly jubilant, and their claim to the discovery of a veritable bonanza of wealth may be fully justified. The development as yet is not extensive, but as the saying goes, "they have struck it rich" if what is reported is true. Montana turns out now a gold or silver bonanza about every day. There is no country equal to it iu precious metal finds. —The family of ex-Alderman McDou gald, who "skipped the town" some time ago, are in a destitute condition. The mother is confined and the children are not old enough to contribute anything to their mutual support. A charitable neigh bor was circulating a subscription to-day, for the rattling of a gold watch, to raise funds for the deserted family. Theirs is a hard lot in truth. (>rnmli'*>l Premium Ever Ollere«! by an.v Newspaper. Subscribe for the "Farmers' Minneapolis Tril> une," the finest of family newspapers, contain ing Iron eight to twelve pages, and get the best premiums ever offered in the Northwest—among them the "Docket Atlas of the World"—a greater variety of Farm, Garden and Flower Seeds ever ottered before—Pocket Knives, from the best makers; also the famous Cross-Cut Saw at half price, 500 already sent out. Price. 81.00, includ ing premium. Address, TRIBUNE CO., w4t-ap22 Minneapolis. Minn. ! 1 j i j j GOUGH'S REFORM. j | | ! The Carious Manner in Which It was Brought About. At the Goagh memorial services in Batte last Sunday Rev. C. C. Frost in the me morial address related the following inci dent in the life of the great temperance orator, which is printed in the Inter Moun tain : "Gough in his earlier years was a great drnnkard. One day, while fall of whisky and contentment, he lay down by the sidewalk and went to sleep in the sun. Presently a woman came along—the woman who loved him, by the way, and whom he loved. She knew him,'of course, and part ly to keep the sun off his face and partly, doubtless, to prevent others from recog nizing him, she took oat her handkerchief and spread it over his face. Then she passed op. In an hour or so Gough awoke, tore the handkerchief from his face, and staggered into a saloon near at hand to get a drink. While the barkeeper was serving the liquor Gough happened to notice the handkerchief, which he still clutched iu his hand. He saw it was a lady's hand kerchief and wondered how it came into his possession. Then he remembered that it had been over his face. He now ex amined it and in one corner found the name which represented to him all that was dear on earth. The thought that she had seen him lying drunk in the street so moved him that he turned away from the liquor before him and swore he would drink no more. That was the end of Gough the drunkard, and the beginning of Gough the inspired temperance orator. Mercantile and Banking Association. A new company has been incorporated, with headquarters at Glendale, called the Heela Mercantile and Banking Association. It has absorbed N. Armstrong & Co., bank ers, and Armstrong & Lossee, general mer chants, at Glendale ; Gaffney & Purdum, of Melrose, and H. W. Kappes, of Hecla. The incorporators are H. Knippenberg, Geo. B. Conway and Henry W. Kappes, of Glendale ; W. B. Gaffney, of Melrose, and A. R. Gates, of Helena. The paid up cap ital stock is $100,000. The directors and officers are : H. Knippenberg, president ; A. R. Gates, vice president : Geo. B. Con way, secretary-treasurer. The new com pany will do a general merchandise and banking business. Married. Judge English was called upon Sunday night to exercise his magisterial functions in tying the matrimonial knot for Mr. P. A. F. Mahrt and Miss Anna M. Nicoleyson. He responded graciously and performed the nuptial rites for the happy couple at the residence of Mrs. August Foller, where a large company of friends had assembled to honor the occasion. After the ceremony the spirit of joy and happiness became contagious and materialized in a general dance, which concluded the festivities. A more pleasure giving wedding certainly never occurred in Helena. Put the Machinery to Use. G. W. Cushing. Superintendent of Motive Power and Machinery of the Northern Pacific, and party are expected to arrive in Helena Tuesday evening. We hope Mr. Cushing's visit will hasten the N. P. authorities to some conclusion in the mat ter of establishing one ot its principal machinery plants at this point. In this connection it is learned that upwards of $1,000,000 worth of machinery, stored at Portland, has been wholly idle since the ViMard collapse. That equipment ought to be put in operation at Helena. A Household Novelty. Mr. W. C. Child's elegant home on Ewing street has an attractive fireplace, mantle and hearth, built of Montana magnesia stone. There is probably no other like it in the Territory. The stone is of a yellowish shade, and comes from near the mouth of Confederate gulch, in Meagher county, Mayor Kleinschmidt being part owner of the property. It is easily quarried and worked into any shape for building purposes, house adornment, etc. Mr. Child has pnt the stone to a very pretty use, and others will be apt to imi tate his example. The Musical Club. Last night's meeting of the Encore Club demonstrated the fact that the recently organized musical society is a success. The chorus last night numbered upwards of thirty voices, and on the first trial of the music selected for the evening evidenced quick sight reading on the part of the per sons present. The Kyrie and Gloria from Farmer's mass were the parts rehearsed, and they were rendered splendidly. The chorus were in a singing humor and were eager for more practice when the Con ductor dropped his baton at 10 o'clock and declared - the rehearsal ended. Twenty new applicants were elected to member ship in the club, thus assuring a chorus of fifty voices at the next meeting. Pro posals for membership are made at every meeting, and it is evident that the club will soon number among its members the majority if not the whole of the musical people of the city. Its present prospects warrant the prediction that it will soon be able to command a chorus of 100 voices. Before adjourning it was unanimously de cided to reproduce the "Chimes of Nor mandy" for the benefit of the society. —The experts appointed by the Board of County Commissioners to inspect and report upon the foundation walls ol the new court house are five iu number, aud are now engaged in the performance of their duty. The gentlemen selected are Col. J. T. Dodge, an eminent civil engineer and builder ; Col. Walter W. DeLacy, an eminent civil engineer; Benj. H. Tatem, engineer and mechanical expert ; Henry H. Sonnetield, builder of many years ex perience: and J. S. Keerl. an architect ot high repute, recently of Philadelphia, now of the Surveyor General's office. Helena The commission is generally conceded as competent as could be chosen iu all Mon tana, and by their.report every honest citi zen of this county will abide. TOWN AND TESRIT0BY. —The Butte city election comes oft' a week from next Monday, the 3d of May. —The First National Bank sent over $2,000 in Cœur d'Alene gold dust to the Assay Office this morning. —A tire at Dillon last week destroyed property valued at $10,000, including the mach beloved roller skating rink. —C. Nichols, a resident of the Prickly Pear valley, had his shoulder dislocated yesterday by a fall while he was "break ing" a thoroughbred colt. —Surveyors have completed the location of the Northern Pacific branch road to Rimini, and are now engaged in the work of cross-sectioning the line. —W. J. Harber, of the Benton River Pres», started from a point near Helena last week and made a voyage down Missouri to Great Falls in a skiff. —Helena's building boom is assuming vast proportions. Hundreds of thousands of dollars will be invested this year in the erection of new buildings in this city. —John B. Wilson is having a new iron front put up in his building on Main street, next to Curtis & Booker's. He also con templates the addition of a second story to the building. —That Fourth of July excursion by rail to Rimini, predicted months ago by the Herai.d, is no longer a probability but a settled fact. Track laying will be com menced next month. —The Caplice company have a force of men steadily engaged iu making develop ments upon their valuable mining proper ties at Red Mountain. The concentrator has not yet been started up. —An impending lawsuit at Butte of considerable magnitude has been averted |>y the sale of the Liquidator property to the Montana Copper Co. The considera tion is said to exceed $50,000. —Helena is making a reputation as a great supply point for outlying towns in Montana and adjacent Territories. Pope <Sc O'Connor shipped a large invoice of goods to an Idaho firm this morning. —A little daughter of Datus ISperry, a ranchman on the Missouri river near Helena, fell from a log on Friday last and broke her arm. f A physician from the city attended the wants of the little sufferer. —The bridge contracts on the Helena & Rimini branch of the Montana Central have been let. and the several spannings of Ten Mile will commence as soon as the necessary material can be got on the ground. —The Northern Pacific surveyors com menced running their lines this morning on the proposed road from here to Benton. Quite a party of them began at the cattle yards west ot here this morning and are running north. —Merchants, artizan? and professional men are pouring into Helena this spring and establishing themselves in business here. No more significant indication of onr prosperity at home and high standing abroad could be cited. —Surveyor General Greene has let three contracts for government surveys and for warded them to Washington for approval. They embrace land at the Great Falls of the Missouri, Thompsons Falls and Mis the I j soula. The contractors are H. P. Rolfe, R. M. Cralle and H. V. Wheeler. —Jeflerson coNnty stock growers have organized an association under the name of the White Tail Deer Creek aud Fish Creek Association for mutual convenience and protection. Its officers are : president, E. G. Brooke ; vice president, H. H. Hough ton ; secretary, J. M. D. Taylor ; treasurer, H. Goodwin. — Miner: Mrs. McLaren, so long in search of her 14-year old son, rejoices in having found him. He had been living with a bachelor ranchman in a very secluded place about a mile from Horse Plains. Mrs. McLaren, now a teacher in the Butte schools, will go East with her children. —The report [that Wm. Myers, Blake's former partner, had "skipped the town" is denied by his friends. He has established himself in business at Great Falls and has announced his intention of speedily settling all debts in this city. Domestic troubles are said to have been the cause of his change of residence. —The Western Trail a monthly publi cation of the passenger department of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway, in its April number has an article com prising a condensation of statistics on Montana's resources that makes one's head swim to take it all in. However, in its abbreviated form it speaks volumes for Montana. —Our hotels are now taxed almost to their full capacities to provide for the wants of their home patrons aud the large daily arrivals of strangers. If such is the case now what will be the situation when the season is fully opened and the summer travel is upon us ? The scheme talked of last winter of building a new hotel is growing to look more plausible. —It was stated some time since that the Y'ellowstone Park excursion parties of the Raymond & Whitcomb company of Bos ton would be taceu lo Montreal aDd thence by way of Winnipeg to Glynilon, on the Northern Pacific. This arrangement has been changed, however, and these excur sions will be made direct trom the East via St. Paul to the National Park. —Bids for the construction of the Rimini branch of the Northern Pacific were received yesterday by Mr. Haven, the company's chief of surveys at this place, anil will be opened to-night. Muir Bros., of St. Paul, Grant, of Faribault, aud other noted rail road contractors are among the bidders. The bills will be sent to St. Paul to the office of the Chief Eogiueer, who will de termine the letting of the contracts. —The Montana Club has received some notable presents lately. Among them are several fine pictures handsomely framed, the gifts of different members. The latest donation is the History of Aquatic Ani mals, prepared by the U. S. Commission of Fish and Fisheries. It is in two volumes, one containing the text and the other ele gantly engraved plates of the subjects treated. They are the gift of Hon. J. K. Toole, one of the members of the club. PE RSON AL. —E. F. Ferris, of Bozeman, is in the city. —John Caplice returned from Butte yesterday. —J. D. McIntyre came over from Butte yesterday. —Byron DeWitt, of Townsend, is at the Grand Central. _ _ the bidders on the Northern Pacific branch to Rimini. — S. E. Larrabie, of Deer Lodge, is at the Grand Central. —Hon, J. F. Taylor, of Choteau, is at the Grand Central. —Mr. and Mb. William Ulm, of Elk horn, are at the Merchants. —D. C. Corbin returned yesterday from a visit to the Cœur d'Alenes. —John Longmaid returned from the Cœur d'Alene country yesterday. — R. S. Hale has returned from the East, where he spent all of last winter. —Mrs. Con Kohrs and Mrs. Yaliton, of Deer Lodge, are guests at the Grand Cen tral. —President Broadwater, of the Mon tana Central, will arrive from St. Paul Thursday evening. — R. J. May ball, of Averill, Russell & Carpenter, paper manufacturers of St. Paul, is at the Cosmopolitan. —Mr. Hendry, of the Independent , indis posed for some days, has sufficiently re covered to resume his newspaper dnties. — W. C. Buskett and T. L. Martin came in from Wickes yesterday, the former making a visit and the latter returning from one. E. G. Bailey, of Billings, is at the —Dr. F. Atkisson, Army Surgeon at Fort Benton, arrived on yesterday's coach and left by the Northern Pacific last even ing for the west. —Joseph Ford, son of Samuel Ford ol Sun River, passed through Heleua yester day ou his way home from Notie Dame, Indiana, where he has beeu at school since last August. —J. K. Pardee, uianager ot the West Granite, and Geo. H. Babcock, superinten dent of the Hope Mining Co., arrived from Philipsburg this morning. They are at the Cosmopolitan. * — M. M. Holter returned Monday from Europe, where he has spent the past five years amid the scenes of his boyhood and among relations and friends. He reports a most enjoyable visit. —Messrs. F. E. Haynes and T. J. White, of Eagle Rock, Idaho, arrived in Helena Saturday last. They are experienced photographers, and will soon establish themselves in a studio in this city. — S. H. Mclntire, who has made his home at Seattle, Washington Territory, for the past two years, has returned to the Territory, and expects to re-enter upou the practice of his profession at Benton. — E. J. Hodgson, the St. Paul architect, is at the Cosmopolitan. He came out on the request of the Commissioners, who de sired his presence during the examination of the work on the court house now in progress by the commission. —Wm. Weinstein, merchant of Philips burg. arrived this morning, accompanied by his family. They leave in the mornipg j f ^ r a visit to frieuds iu t he East, from I whom they have bee^absent twenty years. ; They will return in about sixty days. —John H. Ming has returned home after several months absence in the East. The greater part of the time he spent at the I Arkansas Hot Springs for rheumatic ail ! ments, and his present good health and im proved appearance testify to the efficacy of those celebrated waters. —Mrs. Col. Bird on Saturday received by telegram the sad news of the death of her mother in Wilmington, Delaware. Mrs. Bird has been in mourning for a yea past since the death of her sister, anil thi second heavy affliction plunges her once again into the grief from which she was just emerging. —Martin M. Holter, who left here in November last for a visit to relatives and friends in the Old World, arrived home last night after an absence of five months. Mr. Holter spent a great part of this time in Christiana, the capital of Norway, and his old home from which he had been ab sent thirty years. Welcome home. —Monroe Salisbury arrived last night from San Francisco and is stopping at the Grand Central. Mr. Salisbury, the senior brother in the firm of Gilmer, Salisbury & Co., was a prominent figure in Montana before the days of railloading, but of late years his visits to Helena have been few and far between. He will remain three or four days in the city. ! In view of the fact that Montana has little prospect of early admission as a State, it becomes a matter of great im i portance that our Supreme Court should be increased by the addition of another Associate Justice, so that on all appeals three Judges might revie»' the case tried in the District Courts \without calling the Judge who has already tried the case. The increase of court business no less re quires this addition. Now that we have a population of 150,000 we have no more Judges than when we had only 30,000, and there is at least three times as much business to be done. Our Judges are over worked, and public business sutlers neces sarily and expenses are increased to the counties and to litigants. The bill offered by McMillan ought to provide for more than one session of the Supreme Court each year. —Mr> D. J. Welch has received some samples of ore from the Major Budil miue at Butte, iu which lie has a third interest. The mine is developing wonderfully and bids lair to make a bonanza king of Mr. Welch. His partner writes him that they are taking out money lively and deposit ing it in the bank and he wants him to come over aud draw his share. —St. Paul and Minneapolis papers ar riving in Helena have for a week past beeu filled with grapic accounts and miserable cuts of the Minnesota tornado. That cyclone was a bonanza for the newspapers. ' ■ 1 ' | ' f i ' ! | ; j I ; KA1LKOAD PARALLELING. Th« Noethern Pacific to Retaliate on the Manitoba in Minnesota. I Minneapolis Tribune. 15th.] Within ten days a thousand men will be at work grading for the track of the Min neapolis & Pacific railroad, which is chartered to extend from this city across the State to a point on the Red river some where lietween Breckenridge and Brown's Valley. The charter for this road was obtained in Sept., 1884, and a survey was made at that time, bnt the matter has rested in abeyance and the public has not been aware of any intention to begin actual construction. The incorporators have con tracted for the building of 110 miles to Glenwood, on the Little Falls bianch of the Northern Pacific road, and have nego tiated a loan of $1,500,000 to complete this section, which the contractor, Hon. R. B. Langdon. is under agreement to have readv before the end of the current year. It is said on the highest authority that the work west of Glenwood will be pushed rapidly. Mr. Langdon is accumulating materials and assembling his force of men at this place, and the dirt will be flying within a very few days. A glance at the map will show that Glen wood lies midway lietweed Sauk Centre on the Fegus Falls line of the Manitoba sys tem and Morris on the Breckenridge line of the same system. The new line will parallel lioth these Manitoba divisions, running about widway between them. It will traverse Hennepin, Wright, Meeker, Stearns, Kandiyodi and Pope counties, and thus add to the facilities of an excellent agricultural region. The hand of the Northern Pacific will be seen by discerning persons in this sudden undertaking, which is clearly one of the moves of that great corporation in its fight for territory with the Manitoba system. ! Miuneapolis & Pacific, and this one is said to lie the first one of a series ot retaliatory extensions to be built or instigated aud supported by the Northern Pacific, in re turn for the invasion of its Montana field by the Manitoba road, which is pushing a new line (the Montana Central! from Helena to the Falls of the Missouri anil is actively preparing to push its Devil's Lake divisiou westward to meet the Montaua Central at the famed Falls, where Mr. J. J. Hill s great water power and prospective city are situated. Experts' Resolution'. To th** Editor of the Herald. The commission apjiointed to ex amine the foundation walls of the new court house, at their first meeting held this morning, unanimously passsed the following preamble and resolutions: Whereas, It is our desire to report fully and intelligently upon the sufficiency or insufficiency ot said walls without fear and without favor, and to do nothing iu secret; and, Whereas, much assistance can be ren dered us and much valauble time saved by direct and specific information ; and, Whereas, It is probable that many persons who have such information are unknown to us ; therefore, be it Resolved, That we cordially invite all such persons to meet us at the County Clerk's office at an adjourned meeting, Friday, the 23d inst. at 1Ù a. m.. as well as at subsequent meetings, and assure them a couteous and impartial hearing, aud the thanks of the commission. Resolved, That the Helena Herai.d and Helena Independent be requested to publish these resolutions. A true copy. B H. TATEM, Secretory. —The owners of a quartz mine near Sheridan. Montana, have discovered a strange, white metal iu their ledge, which they know nothing about. They have sent samples of it to the Smithsonian In stitute at Washington for analysis. From the description it must resemble aluminum —a valuable mineral extremely difficult to obtain in the metallic state. If the mine should prove an aluminum producer it would be a bonanza to its owners. — Madisonian: The Iron Roil mine, lo cated near the village cf that name, is be ing vigorously worked by Messrs. Daliler, Largey and Porter. This has been proven to be one of the richest gold-bearing mines in Madison county, and we are informed that the outlook is now better than ever. They have about three hundred tons of ore in the mill awaiting the dropping of the stamps. How to Make Moneyahilp «loins »rood. The many visitors to the city of New Orleans during the past winter months, have frequently, both in their letters home and their recounting the incidents of their travels dwelt upon Uie cele brated Charity Hospital, which has lieen a refuge for many years to the sick and injured, and which is sustained by The Louisiana Htate Lottery, about which, and its Monthly Grand Distribu tions of Fortunes, any one can learn more on an application to M. A. Dauphin. New Orleans, La. Here is a rare case where a person may make much money by doing good to strangers. LIST OF LETTERS Remaining in the Post Office at Helena. Lewis and Clarke County. Montana Territory, on the 21st «lay of April. 1880. When called for please sav "advertised." ' Burns William Knapp F. ■ Buxton Alfred 2 Diesche Gottfried Bosanko John Lewis A J 1 Birdlv George Muligan Annie Blaekman Charles M Musson E A ' Berg Hans Morgan Vinson | Balcom A D Meader CT ' Crony James Martinson A M 2 Conley John Nugent Thema* f Cooper Samuel Nall Jeptha P Clarck W F Oker Joe Chapman D L Peltier Robert Douglass Henry Patton Arthur D 2 Dimmick E G Purman Mark S 1 i Diller John Kvan Maggie ' Daily Charlie G Ragen P ! Dala Frank Rottkie S | Ellis Sally Mrs Roaster Anne Foley Delia Riley Thomas Gotdizen Grant Riley Surah Mr* Gardner Sami Stephens George ; < .oner James H Mrs Stephens Janies H ntt Peter H Smith James Howard Osoar Shatter Smith Mrs— Clore Helgadotter DigredorSien Fred Miss Shrader F L j Heaney Mark Shaw W A Henderson Lihbie Mrs Schwarz GH 5frS I Hahn B Scales James ; Hiisbough Fred 2 Turrill Mahlon F Harris T C Taber Abbie Mrs Halsey Dav id Wolf Henry Hanihan James Wood Chn Haine Augustus Wicke* Pat Harthem IC S Wells Mr Johnston Willie Wells Lizzv Jones Meredith Wallace J K John David Williams John Jamelson Mr Williams B Mrs Johnson P Yemans III Johnson John Voss Ben Chinese— Ah Chung. SOR.3V. HORSKY.—In Helena, April !7th, 1** wife of Joseph Horsky, a daughter. HUNT.—In Washington. P, C'., Apri the wife of W. H. Hunt, of Helen:, a *• WANTED. For use of II«'I«*:i<i Fin* Department— Two Hors«**». Must l»e well broke to burnt*;**, intelligent, and free from vicious habits, perfectly -ound and read* at all times to do their work without balk ing; from 5 to 7 yevn old: alunit it>*. hands high; iietween 1,300 anti 1,400 pounds each; mated In disposition and speed. Any person having a team to .sell that answers the aliove re quirements. can find ready sale for them by bringing them to the City Hall engine house. CHAS. D. CURTIS, dtf-aplo Chief Fire Marshal.