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Fran the Dallv Herald of June 28. the glorious fourth. A l(ur«t of Eloquence from a Hunch of Orators. Deferring to persuasions of neighboring towns and camps, Helena this year has consented to forego its customary full pro gramme of Fourth of July observances, and delegations of citizens for once on "this glorious occasion' - will go out among their friends in the valleys and mountains and assist by their presence in varions local celebrations. The "Athens of Montana" has further consented to contribute to the celebration of the National anniversary around and about us by turning loose its old birds and young eaglets to soar aloft in near and far empyreans. The eloquence of Alex. C. Botkin will resound among the treasure ribbed hills of 'Marysville ; Col. W. F. Sanders will patriotically orate at Livingston, and A. J. Craven, T. H. Carter and A. M. Thornburgh are engaged respec tively for the day's events at Wickes, Townsend and Boulder. The metropolis, owing to concessions, as stated, will less fully and formally demonstrate than usual, and the fire-cracker brigade promises in great part to monopolize the doings of the day. An elaborate pyrotecnic display in the evening will be one feature not dis pensed with, and private exhibitions will be in order in every part of the city. To Take Ollice on Thursday. Chas. D. Curtis, Helena's new l'ost master, takes office with the beginning of the new fiscal year, Thursday, July 1st. The outgoing P. M., Dr. Cuthbert, who re tires by reason of resignation, has been in readiness and waiting for some time to turn over the office. Mr. Curtis this morn ing informed a Hkkai.ii reporter that no change in the present stall'of employes had been considered by him, and that the past and present efficient and faithful per formance of the public service could prob ably not be improved upon and might be injured by new men. Richard Barden, he said, would remain, as now, Assistant Post master, and he knew of no reason now why auy one of the force should be sub stituted. Montana 1*. M. Salaries. The readjustment of postmasters salaries of the second and third class has recently been made by the Postoffiee Department. The result in Montana is announced as fol lows . Anaconda, increased from $1,300 to $1,400; Bozeman, decreased from $1,800 to $1,000 ; Butte, increased from $2,500 to $2,600 ; Deer Lodge, increased from $1,300 to $1,100; Fort Benton, decreased from $1,300 to $1,200; "Livingston, reduced from 1,400 to $1,300; Miles City, reduced from 1,800 to $1,700; Missoula, reduced from $1,600 to $1,500. Glendive is re duced from third class to fourth class grade. Helena remains unchanged, at the head of the list, with a salary of $2,700. The .Montana Mining Review. No. 1, volume 1, is on our table, and is a most attractive sheet of eight pages, clear, clean and new, with some fine articles on Montana's resources and selections from well trained writers. The Review is pub lished in Helena every Saturday by Wil liams & Anning, editors and proprietors. In making their bow the editors say : "Our beginning is a modest one, but the outcroppings of our lotie can be plainly traced, our boundary stakes are firmly driven, and we shall go systematically to work, regularly droppiug our stamps on all mining news worth milling. We shall prospect for an extension to our property and if indications warrant shall increase our facilities. This of course will depend largely upon the support we receive from the miners of the Territory, in whose in terest we shall labor. Upon them depends whether the rumblings of our news mill shall be heard to the uttermost ends of the earth." Success, we say, to the Montana Mining Rcvieu\ A Guest Within Our Late». O. H. Culver, editor of the Cœur d'Alene Record, en route from the East to Murry, Idaho, is stopping over for a day in Helena, renewing old acquaintance. Mr. Culver ably conducts fthe sprightly tri-weekly paper of the chief town of the new Eldo rado. which largely commands a wonder fully rich mineral country of more than fifty miles square. The gold and silver re sources of the Cœur d'Alene couutry the near future will show to be phenominally great. It is a good region to stay wiflh, , and Mr. Culver and the Record are amoDg I the fixtures of that "neck of the woods" j which the Herald would like to see an- j nexed to the imperial doms.iu of Montaua. The Value of Advertising. A clear case of lost dog wits made known through the columns of the Her ald a short tune since, when a gentleman of this city offered a reward of $10 for the recovery of his valuable setter. A young ster. Clark F., of enterprising proclivities, watched the opportunity for the time when he could win the coveted prize. By a close scrutiny of all "yaller" dogs that perambulated the city or the avenues thereto, this small boy was enabled to tell the age, sex and former condition of owner ship of every canine about town. At last his patieut search and indefatigable efforts were rewarded by the captu. _• of the valu able setter and bagging the $10 reward. Fine Brick. S. Dull Ac Co., who own the brick yard at the foot of Rodney street, finished burn ing a kiln of 180.000 brick last Saturday and another kiln of 200,000 will soon lie ready for tiring. The clay is hauled from Tucker gulch and is of a very superior quality—in fact so tough that it ha3 to be mixed with sand. Mr. Duff exhibited, sjiecimens of the brick, sun dried, that were hard enough for inside walls. He is certainly to be congratulated on the pos- j session of such a splendid clay lied, large enough for years of active work. I ! ; ' ; ! From the Daily Herald of June 29. QUARTZ. Silver Seams Segregated from Cataract District. Jack Russell, a veteran prospector and mine owner, and now a prospective bonanza king, who was met on the street this morn ing,Rooking robust and hearty, by a Herald reporter, brings the latest and best news from the Cataract district. The new discoveries lying between Basin and Cataract, lately made, are of such im- | portance as to merit the name of a new ; district to themselves, as is suggested. | Charles Sterret, Jot ., Radcliff and the two Axe brothers have struck a , splendid lead within a stone's throw of the old Rocker ! mine of O. Connor, that promises in lead and silver to eclipse the richness of the ; Comet. The Prince Albert group of mines lying in the center of the new discoveries, lay from eight to twelve miles in a north west direction from Wicks and may be classed among the foremost in that section of Montana's bonanza belt. Leith and Vanass have some good prospects in their group of mines, among which is the Lady Leith, a discovery made somewhat famous by being found by a lady, the wife of C. B. Leith, of Helena. The Alpine is the name of the discovery made by Mr. Russell him self on his last birthday, which prospects away up and looks big enough to satisfy the three owners — Russell. Huer and Vanass—and is located close by about the same distance from Wicks. Harry Winters and Henry Braun have also a discovery there that shows splendid prospects. These valuable new discoveries go far to prove that the mineral belts of the country are not half prospected for either silver or gold, and that when fully developed they will add untold millions to the present out put of Montana's mines. I the THE MUSICALE. Enjoyed by a Large Evenin Audience Last Under the auspices of the Ladies Aid Society of the Presbyterian church the second of a series of musicales was given yesterday (Monday) evening in the par lors of the Governor's hospitable home. Mrs. Hauser and daughter very gracefully and cordially welcomed the large com pany of ladies and gentlemen who early filled the elegant apartments, and with little pretense of social formalities easily and comfortably seated everybody met to enjoy the entertainment. In two parts, arranged with excellent taste, were eight renditions, and in the "cast" Helena's amateur talent appeared at its best. Both ladies and gentlemen acquitted themselves, instrumentally and vocally, with uniform credit Mrs. L. S. Willson, of Bozeman, always a prima donna of song, was of those most rapturously applauded. Es pecially charmed, too, were the audience with the fresh, sweet voice of Miss Edith Wallace, just returned from the culture of Eastern schools. But it is dangerous to particularize where all were good and all were greeted with such gracious marks of approval. Refreshments, bountifully served, followed the close of the per formance, and the collection realized a very neat sum to the society. Prof. Ross ner's orchestra was present, and handsome ly supplemented the exquisite piano duets and solos by Mrs. Raleigh, Miss Atkinson and Miss Kennett. THE PROGRAMME. PART I. I Mane duet—11 Trovutore,...........................Verdi Mrs. Raleigh and Miss Atkinson. Solo—"I Love hut Thee"......................... Miss Edith Wallace. Quartette—Spring Song.............................Pinsuti Miss Shiland, Mrs. Foote. Mr. Martin, and Mr. Chandler. Duet—The Fortune Teller........................Gabussi Miss Wallace and Mis9 Atkinson. Solo— Prayer from "Der Freischütz" ....... Mrs. Willson. Piano solo—Ballad....................................Chopin Miss Kennett. Male quartette—....................................... Dr. Eckles, Mr. Burgess. Mr. Parker, and Mr. Thornburgh. BOATS TO ARRIVE. Wool Shipments From Fort Benton. [special to the herald.] f Benton, June 29. —The steamers Judith and Rosebud are expected to reach here in a few days and will leave at once upon ar rival. the last of this week. There are about twenty-one hundred bales of wool now here which will all be shipped on these boats. Wool continues to arrive in large quantities daily. Wedding Bells. The marriage of Joseph N. Kenck and .Maggie Reiser this morning at the cathe dral attracted more than the usual num ber of people found there at the eight o'clock mass. The young couple, who were soon to be made the happy bride and groom, accompanied by their attendants, as they entered the church doors were greeted by the inspiring tones of Mendel son's wedding march played upon the organ, whose joyous notes lent music's sweet charm to the occasion. Mrs. T. H. Carter, who presided at the organ, render ed other pieces during the ceremony, which the choir voiced in their usual hap py style. The bride and groom and attendants ap proached the altar, when the Rev. Father C. Pawelyn commenced the wedding mass and concluded the ceremony with the ben ediction of the nuptial ring. The attendants were Miss Annie Kenck, a sister of the groom, and Mr. D. Pate naude, all young people of Helena, favora bly known in society and business circles. The Herald joins in hearty congratula- I tions to the happy pair. Compliment lor the Police. A stranger remarked within] the hearing ' of a Herald reporter that the Helena police force, for style and appearance, was second to none, and a match for the "finest in the world," those of New York. Chief Sims, in appearance, is the perfection of dignity and resolution, as well as being the hand somest man on the force. The good people of Helena and the Herald concur in this opinion. a er | ; | ! ; I From the Dally Herald of June 30. Mining Notes. THE MARYSVILLE MINING COMPANY. Articles of incorpoiation have this day been filed with the Secretary of the Ter ritory for the Marysville Mining Company, capital stoek $500,000—shares five dollars. Trustees—W. B. Raleigh, John W. Eddy, Charles A. Clark, Warren DeCamp and Samuel Frame. THE GOLDEN GATE MINING COMPANY which has for its trustees for the first three months— Alex. M. R. Morrison, Thomas L. Napton, A. J. Davidson, William Muth and W. C. Cullen, and Helena the place where all corporate busidess will be trans acted, will carry on the business of min ing, milling and the redaction of ores at Cable, in Deer Lodge county. THE MONTANA UNION RAILWAY COMPANY. Articles of incorporation of the Montana Union Railway Company have been filed with the Secretary of the Territory for op erating such constructed roads already established and to lie hereafter constructed in the counties of Silver Bow, Deer Lodge and Missoula, to follow the valley of Deer Lodge creek and its branches in a general easterly and westerly direction. The trustees are C. F. Adams, Junior, Fred. L. Ames, S. R. Callaway, Robert Harris, Beni. P. Cheeney, J. L. Harris and N. J. T. Dana. Capital stock $200,000. Shares $100 each. Of the trustees three are offi cers of the Union Pacific and three of the Northern Pacific, and the seventh one a friend of both companies. This is the company that will construct and operate the standard gauge road between Butte and Garrison. For Obstructing Main Street. Last evening Joseph O'Neill and Wm. D. Weir, corral and livery men, were noti fied to appear this morning before Junge English upon the complaint of Marshal Sims for obstructing Main street. The parties were both on hand this morning at 10 o'clock and were heard on their own behalf by the Police Magistrate in ex planation of the customary practice of vehicles in front of livery stables from time to time. The Judge imposed the lowest fine allowed, which was $1 each and costs. A Herald reporter meeting Mr. O'Neill on his way from the Magistrate's office heard him say that livery men should not be expected to perform impossibilities or be restricted by severe construction of the ordinances as to the position of vehicles that must in the ordinary course of busi ness remain for a short time at a place where they could be hooked on to on short notice. He said that it is well known that it is the custom of farmers and others to come in and put their horses up at a livery stable stable after they have sold their loads, leaving their wogons in convenient positions to hook on to at an early bear in the morning. It is well known that Mr. O'Neill owns nearly all the omnibusses in the city, and in order to to conform as near as possible to the law, has these vehicles taken to a special shelter, built outside the city, where they do not obstruct any street. In the course of regular business hay wagons are al lowed by law to stand at certain places until unloaded, and delivery wagons of necessity occupy positions on Main street in front of stores at all hours of the day. These are matters of business and are controlled by the universal demands of trade, and, says Mr. O'Neill, "it [is* pretty hard that we should be expected to place the wagon that first comes in the evening in the back o^the corral, where it would | be the last reached in the morning." I Turnover and Transfor. D. H. Cuthbert, the retiring postmaster, will close out a busy and Successful busi ness career in the service of Uncle Sam. With the end of the fiscal year (to-night alter the] mails are closed) Mr. Cuthbert will transfer the postoffice and all business connected with it to his successor, and to morrow morning, the first of July, Col. C. D. Curtis will take charge and be duly in stalled as Postmaster of Helena. Gathering Upon the Center. A recent and not improbable report is that Hon. W. A. Clark contemplates mak ing Helena his family home. Mr. Clark is a gentleman of intelligence and means. He is one of the great monetary props of the great mining camp. In the business of Butte his banking house will as permanent ly remain as its surrounding bonanzas. But evident enough, like others compe tent and prepared, a residence home for himself and family is one of the important matters in late years pressing for settle ment. Within Montana, Helena unques tionably offers social and other induce ments nowhere else held out. The very near future will witness phenominal changes in a community already the rich est, the most enterprising and ambitious of any of its numberson the continent. Com plete rail communication will be estab lished with every importont section of the Territory. Butte itself will be brought within less than three hours travel of Helena. There seems nothing more plausi ble [than that Mr. Clark should locate his home here, following the example of many others of property, discernment and cul ture. Would^» Murderer Foiled. Butte, M. T., June 23. —This afternoon a man maned •eorge Miller, of Anaconda, conceivl^ bfcaself to be wronged by the publioaHion in the Daily Miner of a letter from that place concerning his daughter, who eloped and was married in this city. Miller, with a six shooter accompaniment, went into the Miner office and asked to see Editor C. O. Zeigenfuss in private. At the head of the stairs Miller nulled his pis tol, saying, "I'll fix you here," and shot. Zeigenfuss threw up his arm at the criti cal moment and the bullet entered the wall over his shoulder. The two clinched and Zeigenfuss threw the would-be murder er down stairs, falling on top of him and almost crushing the life out of the Ana conda man, who was hustled out of the office. He was arrested but Zeigenfuss will not prosecute. The New Pastor. To the Editor of the Hebald : Since the beginning of his pastorate, a few weeks since, the Rev. C. B. Allen has been steadily growing in favor with the Baptist people and our citizens generally, who have been fortunate enough to make his acquaintance. Yesterday morning he illustrated the effects of a wicked tongue and an evil heart by an interesting and in structive parable to the children of the Sabbath School, at the same time hitting the older one many a sharp rap for setting evil examples to their children. In the evening a masterly sermon was preached on "Hungering of the Soul," from the para ble of the Prodigal Son, showing the fru tility of feeding on the husks of ambition, power, earthly pleasure, or financial suc cess, as exemplified by the jealousy, re morse, disgust and general dissatisfaction of even the most successful men. The ser mon was listened to with the greatest at tention, and it is safe to predict increas ing congregations and full houses as his labors are continued. ** The Depot Dots. certainty and success of railroad ; travel depends on those hard-worked and not overly paid telegraph operators, who sit by the keys all night long and direct the trains over thousands of miles of road. One little mistake might send happy souls to that bourne from whence no traveler re turns. One of 'em in reference is Geo. B. There is a turning point in the happiness and success in life, and among these at tributes of Montana's happiness no one enjoys this satisfaction so well as F. E. Thieme, whom not to know is to argue yourself unknown. Al. R. Jones, night yard master in this city, and D. T.„ Getter, his assistant, are two old conductors from the Atlantic and Pacific railroad, in California. Mr. Jones is free to admit that the N. P. is the de- : veloping wedge of the Northwest. Mr. C. H. Smith, one of those affable, | kind and fatherly persons who runs be- 1 tween Helena and Glendive, thinks it is \ time for him to get a home. Smith is | worthy of a handsome one. Thomits Mackaness, of the Grand Pa cific, is one of those gentlemen who never sleep until after high noon. His fighting weight is equal to the late Commodore Vanderbilt, but his kindness and consider ation are equal to Stetson, of New York. Officer Silsby, who is the father of peace at the depot, is one of the pleasantest gen tlement on the force. When duty calls he is there. May the "divil" help those who resist. Shade Trees. Every one who has noticed the vigorous growth of the box-elder shade trees on the residence grounds in our city, their large and handsome foliage and graceful branches, must have had high hopes that in this direction our efforts should be con centrated to provide our dreary and dusty premises with the so much coveted shade. There is one serious drawback, however, to the box-elder. The high wind of yes terday broke down many of them, and has destroyed their beauty where it has rained the tree entirely. The wood seems to be very brittle, as in the case generally of rapid growing trees, and the broad foliage gathers all the strength of the wind. Either the limbs will have to be clipped to keep back the growth or artifi cial supports will have to be produced. Trees of some kind we must have to re lieve the monotony and give rest to the ! weary eyes, ard it will not do to give np j the light whatever the difficolties and dis- i couragements. A Financial Marvel. St. Paul Globe correspondence : Recurring to finances reminds me that the June state ments of the four banks here show Helena to be the heaviest financial center on the basis of population in this country, if not in the world. The actual bankin'g capital is only $1,570,000, yet the deposits are $4,154,900. These figures are most extra ordinary, as two of these banks have only been in existence from two to three years. The strong point about these figures, as indicating the wealth of the city, is the fact that the deposits are so much heavier than the banking capital. For instance, the First National Bank has $2,325,000, the Merchants National $936, 600, the Montana National $793,300, the Second National $100,000 on deposit. And this money is kept moving, through the channels of trade in legitimate mining in dustry, in stock investment and through all of the ramifications of a busy commer cial center. Within Oar Gates. At the Grand Central is James M. Childs of Fenno Brothers & Childs, Boston. The house, as many of our people know, is one of the strongest in the wool commission business at the "Hub," and its large Mon tana transactions, unfailingly satisfactory are increasing constantly with the recuring seasons. Mr. Childs will be remembered as one of our visitors of a year ago, his ac quaintance being among the pleasantest formed by many of our citizens in business and industrial life. The gentleman has this year made the tour of the continent with his brother-in-law, A. M. Potter, con nected with the banking business of Bos ton, as a traveling companion. Returning from the Pacific coast, both are making breaks of some days each at prominent points within the Territory. The present stay of Mr. Childs we trust will be long enough to thoroughly post him not only as respects our wool, but our mining, cattle and other great and rapidly growing industries. The dealings of his firm ought to expand in Montana, and exchanges of cash, in ad vance, or otherwise for wool staples, swelled to many hundreds of thousands of j dollars. U. S. Patent for Frenchtown. The U. 8. Land Office in Helena is in re ceipt this morning of the government patent to the townsite> of Frenchtown, Missoula county, issued to Wm. G. Stevens, Probate Judge. ; : | 1 \ | TOWN AND TEBBIT0BY. —Wool is coming into Helena in large lots for shipment East, and prices have stiffened np a little, twenty cents being offered by Eastern parties. —Among the list of graduates at the Ann Arbor Medical College this month was A. J. Baker, formerly one of the teachers in the Helena graded School. —A strike is reported in the Cruse Mountain Consolidated. From a piece of ore assayed yesterday bv C. F. Lee a re turn was given of $68.26 gold and $7 silver. —The lowest bidder on the contract for the construction of the First Ward school house having failed to take it, it was let to the next lowest bidder, H. Merritt, for $4,558. —A natural bridge eight feet high has been discovered by prospectors in the Big Belt Mountains. It is said to rival in grandeur and perfection of architecture the natural bridge of Virginia. —Bozeman Courier: Enoch Hod sou, the lumberman, doesn't seem to enjoy his en forced partnership with Commissioner Sparks. He has shut down his mill and contemplates going into liquidation. —A. Knox, of the firm of J. F. Knox & Co., San Francisco, is in the city purchas ing wool for their San Francisco house. He pronounces the Montana wool superior to that of Eastern Oregon and much cleaner. — Inter-Mountain : It is a solemn fact that of the 1,000 men employed at the company's works at Anaconda all but about 160 are Republicans. Most of them are mechanics from Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. —On Monday last the second son of Perry Linney a prosperous ranchman liv ing just outside of Bozeman, was thrown from a horse, and, his foot having caught in the stirrup, he was [dragged some dis tance and killed. —George K. Reeder, chief draughtsman in the Surveyor General's office, Helena, whose resignation was accepted to take effect to-day, will now be able to devote his whole time to the duties of the office of City Engineer. —Frank L. Sizer, Superintendent of the Empire mining company, is just in from the works, near Marysville, and says the Empire is looking splendidly. The mill, with additional machinery all complete, will start up next week. —A. M. Gallaher, civil engineer con nected with the Northern Pacific R. R., came in last night and put up at the Grand Central. This morning Mr. Gallaher, started with maps and drawings to Billings to forward the location of the Billings and Cooke City railroad. —The ladies and gentlemen who made ! the excursion through the Gate of the Mountains on Sunday last on the steamer Rose of Helena are unanimous in their ex pressions of delight at the scenery they saw and the treatment they received from the veteran Commodore Hilger. —Root & Negus, who were awarded the mail contract from Helena to Benton for the coming four years, beginning July 1st, have bought out the stage stock, coaches, stations, etc., belonging to Gans, Klein & Power, the present contractors, and to-day took possession of the line. The price paid was in the neighborhood of $20,000. —Phil Shenon has sold his mining in terests at Bannack. Chapman and Thomp son take the ownership of the entire prop erties, and Grayson goes out of the com pany. They pay [Shenon $75,000, includ ing the payments already made, amount ing to $35,000. The plans of the company are not known, though it is understood work immediate , re8amed . _ Sa| , ^ . „„ B „ d . shaw & Gwinn, of Butte, Montana, sold to N. H. Clayton, of this city, their stallion Gondolier. The animal bids fair to become a fine trotter, as at its own trial it trotted in 2:48. He is standard bred and register ed, and will be quite an acquisition to the collection of fine horse flesh in this city. The price was $3,000, which is considered very reasonable by horsemen. Mr. Brad shaw stated that they only parted with the colt from the fact that the death of one of the owners made the sale a necessity in closing up the firm' affairs. Billings Ai Cooke City Railroad. We were shown to-day the map of the preliminary survey of the Billings & Cooke City railroad, drawn by Max Brown. The map is a very fine drawing and shows the line of survey to be straight for twelve miles up the Yellowstone along side of the Northern Pacific to the mouth of Clarke's Fork. It then follows the Clarke's Fork south down into Wyoming and then back into Montana at a few miles distant from Cooke City. The road will not touch the National Park, and will be about 155 miles long, including a short branch to the coal mines on Rock creek. The work of location is now going on under charge of civil engineers. Case Dismissed. The case of A. Stein, charging the Her ald editor with target firing within the city limits and disturbing his (Stein's) peace and quiet, was up before Judge English on continuance this afternoon. Complainant himself failed of an appear ance, but his counsel, with patience some what tried, called a couple of witnesses, responding for the prosecution,,and their testimony was heard. The result—dis missal for want of cause of action, in which complainant's attorney appeared cordially to concur. Judge English spoke sharply of complainant's conduct in pressing a complaint and then failing to prosecute. He was well satisfied, from Stein's own story, that he had no case. The moonshiner representatives were strong enough in the House to get the ap propriation stricken out to pay detectives for hunting up violators of the internal revenue law. The temperance movement at the South does not seem to have reached congressional circles. We look upon the opposition of John Bright to home rule as the most serious defection from the Liberal ranks. But the Bright family is divided. John's brother, Jacob, and one of his sons support Glad stone's policy. PERSONAL. —Dr. Holmes, of Butte is reported criti cally ill. —J. M. Page, of Twin Bridges, is at the Merchants. — M. J. Haley, special timber agent, is at the Merchants. —Samuel LeRoy and wife arrived yes terday from the west. IK —E. W. Beattie has retured from the East and is at the Merchants. —Hon. Granville Stuart, of Meagher county, is at the Cosmopolitan. —Wm. Harrison and family, also his wife's parents have come to locate perman at the Merchants. —Matt Ryan, who has arrived from Leavenworth, Ks., to visit his stock ranch in Meagher county, is at the Merchants. —Col. Charles D. Curtis, who has been confined to the house by a ten days' sick ness, is ont on the streets again to-day active and as energetic as ever. —Masters James Galen and George Her man, of this city, who have been attend ing St. John's College in Minnesota, re turned to their homes last evening. —Mrs. J. M. Power, of Fort Benton, who has been in the East on a visit to an in valid mother, returned to Helena last night and is stopping at the Grand Central. —Col. Charles A. Broadwater, who has been absent on a visit to the northern bor der on railroad matters connected with the Montana Northern, has returned, looking browned and benefitted by his trip. —At the Merchants : W J Linder, Carl Swaunstrum, J M Page, Twin Bridges; F W Pahnish, Bismarck ; F L Currie, Fargo, D T ; Chas Fairchild, D Cooper, Carters ville; S Jaggers, L A Harkness, Horse Plains ; J C Allison, Benton ; J C Wilson, Missoula ; S L Wallace, H J Wallace, H W Dwyer, J C Wilson, St Paul. —Wm. Logan, who is stopping at the Grand Central, and who has the contract with R. P. Stout to furnish ties for the Red Mountain Railroad Company, says they have one gang and teams already a) work in the mountains and to-morrow will have another outfit at work near the same place. The ties will be shipped by rail from Elliston. Early Honrs. : ; ! ! The two popular dry goods houses of Sands Bros, and VanWart & Co., in order to be abreast of the march of improve ment, successfully inaugurated in Helena last night the very popular idea of closing their stores at 8 o'clock. The movement was hailed with delight by a score or more of interested parties, who were either per sonally or indirectly benefitted by the early hours, or in some way connected with those industrious workers whose hours of toil and application now cease at 8 o'clock. Custom is everything, and when this move ment becomes one of the "customs of the country" it will be found both profitable and convenient to all concerned. A Her ald reporter was informed this morning by a prom.' aent dry good's man that the early hour closing last night worked like a charm and was approved by customers and salesmen. The movement, like other great reforms of the age, will extend to other mercantile persuits until all are included in the general custom. Frank K. Turner, chief clerk at the grocery house of John T. Murphy & Co., has a list of grocery firms in the city w ho have'agreed to observe the early hour movement—including John T. Murphy & Co., Chas. Lehman, Fred. Leh man, Charles M. Jefferis, John R. Watson and May Bros. There is talk of the hard ware merchants falling into line, and from the apparent justice and business con siderations involved in the movement it must sooner or later become a universal custom. —Raleigh, Clarke & Edwards ordered the shades down and Aie doors of their dry goods store closed last evening at eight o'clock, thus conforming to the early hour movement. We, the undersigned agree to close our stores at eight o'clock p. my. from this date, Helena, June 30, 1886 : John Kinna & Son, Henry Yergy, S. C. Ashby & Co., A. Kleinschmidt Merchantile Co., John Sturrock, Clarke, Courad & Cur tin, A. M. Holter & Bro. A. O. U. \V. Election. Capital Lodge No. 2, Ancient Order United Workmen, held their semi-annual election last evening and elected the fol lowing officers : Wm. Meyers—Master Workman. Wm. L. Green—Foreman. Chas.'A. Donnelly—Overseer. C. A. Osgood—Recorder. Shelton Duff—Financier. Fred. Gamer—Receiver. C. Wilson—Guide. N. P. Walters—Inside Watchman. Gus Alquist—Outside Watchman. H. Pflaume —Trustee. Drs. Carmichael, Atchison, Salvail, Steele-Medical Examiners. Big Coart Business. In his court during the past thirty days, Judge English has disposed of no less than 203 cases, and within the same period has collected not less than $500 in fines. Seven out of ten of all arrests are of offenders but a short time in town—strangers, as it were, to the community. The Postmaster General does not seem to think the principle of arbitration ap plies to him in big treatment of and deal ings with postal clerks. Without know ing fully the nature of the offense for which Vilas discharged so many clerks, we venture to say that it would have been fairer and more honorable to have con sidered the requests of the clerks, than to have fired them out without warning. Their rights were j ust as sacred in the eye of the law as those of Mr. Vilas. We ven ture to say that they understood their duty and performed it just as faithfully as the head of the Department. The offense with which they are charged is small in com parison with the act of the Postmaster General in setting at naught the deliberate will of CongN8s in its provisions for carry ing the mails on American steamship lined. GRAND ARMY ENCAMPMENT. Special Rates by the Northern Pacific and Steamship Route. Make Ready, Boys, lor the Grand Ex cnrslon to San Francisco. General Agent Stokes is in receipt of printed instructions from the General Pas senger Department with respect to special excursion tickets to San Francisco and re : turn on the occasion of the forthcoming ; Grand Army Encampment. These tickets will be sold from July 4th to July 26th ! inclusive, and will be good to retnrn be tween August 3d and September 1st. Those entitled to the special rates stated are members of the Grand Army of the Republic connected with poets, members of their families and immediate relatives, ! to old soldiers who are not members of posts, and to members of the Woman's Relief Corps. The nearest post or depart ment commander must furnish to every puicha8her of a ticket a certificate of which the following is a copy : GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC. This is to certify that...... is entitled to the special excursion rate by the Northern Pacific R. R. from . . . .... to San Francisco and return, for members of Posts and their immediate families and relatives, old soldies whose service can be certified to by Post or De partment Commanders, and members of the Woman's Relief Corps. The bearear (named above) is entitled to this rate as [Insert here name of Post, if a member, or if as a relative of member of Post state of whom, and of what Post, or if old soldier or member of Woman's Relief Corps.] (Signed) ........... Post or Department Comd'r. Ten days' stop-over privilege will be given at any point on the N. P. R. R. east of Wallulu Junction, for the west bound trip, between July 4th and July 28th, but on the return east bound trip ten days' stop-over will be allowed only at Livingston, Montana, to holders of such tickets as bring them east of that point. The round trip rates from points named The first-class rate quoted above covers fiist-class cabin berth and meals on steamer between Portland and San Fran cisco, and the second-class rate covers sleeping accommodations especially pre pared for G. A. R. delegates in the steerage, which will be almost equally comfortable, and includes first class meals the same as on first-class tickets. Rail transportation on both tickets is first-class. in Montana are : From 1st Class 2d Clas* Glendive...................... .......... 872 60 866 60 ........... 70 10 64 10 Miles City..................... .......... 67 60 61 60 Livingston................... .......... 62 60 56 60 54 lo Helena.......................... .......... 57 50 51 60 ........ 57 50 51 60 Butte........................... 51 60 Missoula...................... .......... 57 50 51 60 TRAP SHOOTING. Fort Shaw to the Score. At a shoot of the Fort Shaw Gun Club on the 27th inst. the following hits aie re ported out of a possible twenty, twenty one yards rise, glass balls : Whitehead........................................................ 13 Roensch............................................................ 12 Raume ............................................................. 11 Blake................................................................ 14 Mamberg.......................................................... 13 Cars Radden..................................................... 6 Andrews........................................................... 10 Dubbs............................................................... 6 An Important Function Stimulât««!. The kidneys exercise most important func tions, which are so wearisome that they tax to the utmost the strength and endurance of these busy little organs. Every breath, every pulsa tion of the heart, every movement of a limb, every thought, makes waste and necessitates the development of new atoms. The used up parti* cles in the blood are sifted from it and dissolved in a watery fluid by the kidneys, which then discharge this fluid into the bladder. A train of disasters to the system would follow if these "ashes," so to speak, were not thoroughly strained off and discharged. This is the case when the kidneys become inactive. Hostetter's Stomach Bitters, by restoring their activity, not only keeps open a most important outlet for im purities, but prevents diseases of the kidneys themselves, which when inert becomes liable to fall a prey to diabetes, Bright's disease, mephitis, albumenuria, and other maladies especially inci dent to them, which, although not specially rapid in their progression, are particularly obstinate and fatal. jyl-3-ft&wjyl Now again another Hartford Man wins Occasionally a Hartford man is a winner, and it is likely to be made in The Louisiana State Lottery. Only a short time ago a lad named Duffy drew 85,000, and the money was promptly forwarded to him. And now Benjamin F. Prouty, a bookkeeper in Gold street, is the winner of one-fifth of ticket No. 84,514, which drew one of the fourth capital prizes of 86,000. It was in the drawing of May 11th, and to-day he received his share,81.200. A few years ago the same man drew 82,000, and was promptly paid. He may be considered a lucky man.-Hartford (Conn.) Times. May 26. LIST OF LETTERS Remaining in the Post Office at Helena. Lewis and Clarke County, Montana Territory, on the 30th day of June. 1886. When called for please sav "advertised.", Anderson John Arment H B Blick Peter Baker James H Barker James M 2 Barnard W F Mrs Barnard Manda F Boehm Rudolph Brown Horace Brown George Bradlsh Mr Burns Essa Clarke S G Mrs Clark Jacob Clark Jonas Clark Frank C Campbell C W Carter F J Coin Patrick Cooper C A 2 Connely Barbara Denzel Albert Debour Marcus Devasher John W Dickson Joseph Davidson John Davis Jenny Davis D Dunlap Wm Ehrler William Edwards Thos H 2 Gçndron J D Graham W T Hennijv Altia Miss Hall Mai Uiss Hall F Haan Carrie Hannagan James Hamilton Mrs Hissler Charles Hoehn Frank Hodge Frank Holbrook Fanni Hultz M J Hunt Janies Jones Fannie E Sirs Mrs Johnson J E Jones 8 W Juhax Andi Kessler Gus Kazertee M L Kennevon Nettie Mrs Halberer Robert Kirkwood A J A Co Kunzi Gottfried Ledwicks Peter Lewis Alexander Lerase Joseph I.anen Franz Lawen Frank Marshal Michael Moony Michael Martin Charley Milisch James Myers John McGoey Jno McClenand David McLelland Katie Mrs Pierce W H Prestley Christian Rathbone R W Ramey J H Reardon William Richards Nellie Robertson May Roberts William Ryan J E Brnith L ftteen Casper Stevenson Jennie Mrs Talloy Ida Mrs Taylor Annie Mrs Thompson Hattie Tore John C Valintine Robt Vogel Billy Mrs White C Willett George Wilson Edd Wine Thomas Wilson William Wooster C D. H. CUTHBERT. Postmaster. MAHRIBD. KENCK-KELSER.—At the Cathedral, Helena, June 29th, 1886, by Rev. C. Pamelyn, Mr. Joseph N. Kenck to Miss Maggie Keiser. MORAN—HINES.—At the Catholic church at Canton, Meagher county, Montaua, June 15th, 1886, by Rev. C. Powelyn, Edward V. Moran, of Spokane, Jefferson county, to Miss Annie F. Hines, of the Missouri Valley. STEINBACH —MILCH.—At the residence of the bride and groom, on Water street, Helena. June 24th, 1886, by Justice Armitage, Christian Steinbach to Miss Emma Milch.