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La OC AL NEWS Kram the Dallv Herald of December 10. .\l,I>KIOIA> IJKWITT'S n .NKKAL. j lip Ketimin» Drought Hume and In terred in the Helena Cemetery. Last evening Mrs. DeWitt, of Helena, 5 U (1 Mr. Joseph E. DeWitt, of Natick, Mass., wile and brother of the late Aider man. Chas. A. DeWitt, and Mrs. Muttera, Mrs. DeWitt's mother, arrived from the East in charge of the remaius of the beloved deceased. The late Mr. DeWitt was a member of the two Helena Masonic bodies, Morning Star Lodge No. 5 and Loyal Arch Chapter No. i, and when the traiu arrived a dele gation from the former received the re niai»' at the depot and conveyed them to the Masonic Temple, where they reposed until the hour of the funeral. This afternoon, at 2 o'clock, the casket era- removed to the hearse in the presence of a throng of sorrowing relatives and (fiends and the march to the cemetery was commenced. The funeral was conducted under the auspices of the Masonic fra ternity and the two bodies of which the deceased w as a member turned out large delegations in full regalia to pay the last tribute of respect to their late brother. Veterans i of Wadsn orth Post No. 3, G. A. R., \\ ho t tmee claimed the deceased as a be loved cc mrade, ai so loi lowed 1 iis mortal remains to their last earthly tenement. The Maj or and . Xldermen of the City Council likewise participated in the funeral <■ eremonies of their late colleague, and the* e civic and military soc ieties, to gether v villi other no less firm friends of the decet ised, made of the funer; . 1 proces sion the largest cor tege that has stretebed iLs leugtl It between l city and tet net try for many a < lay. Arri ved within the sacred city of the dead the last sad riles were per formed over the body and before Ibe eyes ol a vast concourse, amid the tears of griev ing relatives and the profound regret of sorrowing friends, the coffin was lowered mto the tomb and its precious contents closed forever from the sight of mortal eyes. A good man is dead—a devoted husband and tried friend has passed from sight to live in the memory of his mor tal associates until the same call summons them to the hereafter upon which he has just entered. KOISHIM. A KANCIJ. Min. Negus' House Despoiled ol Per sonal Effects Valued at Oyer 9100 --Two Men Arrested. Last Friday evening Mr. Wm. Negus who resides at his ranch near Silver City, was made the victim of a successful rob bery. He was alone in the house and noth ing occurred during the night of sufficient ly disturbing character to break his slum bers. In the morning, however, he dis covered that s-187 in cash and a watch valued at $240 had mysteriously disap peared. Satisfied that he had been robbed he examined the premises and found un mistakeahle evidence that some party or parties had visited his ranch during the night with a team. Closer scrutin}* en abled him to discover certain peculiarities in these traces that might lead to the iden tification of his nocturnal visitors, and coming to the city he placed all the infor mation he was able to gather in the pos session of the officers of the law. As a re sult two men. one Harvey Harrington and J. I». Beahu, who had a team from McFar land's stable ou the night in question, were arrested and are now in jail awaiting a judicial examination. They will lie given a hearing before Justice English to morrow or next day. Between $90 and $100 was found on the person of one of the prisoners and Mr. Ne gus thinks it is the remainder of the monep stolen from him, the balance having prob ably been squandered and the watch hur riedly disposed ot as a dangerous piece of property to keep long in possession. LOW LICENSE L1SSNEK Elected Alderman in the First Ward»« Thiemc, in the Sixth, Goes in Without Opposition. The absorbing interest in the special aldermauic elections on Saturday after noon centered in the First ward, where the election assumed all the elements of a political contest. The voting here wa§ strong and lively and when the polls closed at six o'clock it was found that 343 ballots had been deposited. » >f this number Wm. Fenn, Republican, received 107 and Mar cus Lissner, Democrat, 236 votes, electing the latter by 129 majority. At the regular election last April this ward polled H7 votes and Lissner was de feated by Lorey by a small majority. .Saturday, however, Lissner massed bis co horts and polled their votes with surpris ing alacrity. Among the 110 who did not vote there was doubtless sufficient Kepub lican strength to have again defeated Mr. Lissner, had it been exerted. As it xvas he owes his election more to the low license issue than to the unanimous support of his party. The water question played but * little part in shaping the voting. Lissner's former record as a license reducer was what rallied the sporting element, a large constituency in the First Ward, to his support. However his victory is only temporary, as he was elected to (ill the unexpired term of Al derman DeWitt which expires next April, and if he wishes to retain his seat in the Council he must enter the lists again in the spring. Meantime there will doubt less be sufficient legislation to demonstrate his position upon the water question, the license matter and other prominent issues. TJIIEME ELECTED. Ju the Sixth Ward the Iiepublican nomi nee, Mr. F. L Thieme, carried everything before him at Saturday's election. There were 7'» votes polled in all and every one of them was recorded for Mr. lhieme. He is elected to till out Mr. Dnignan's unex pired term, which endures until April, 1888. . To-night an adjourned meeting ot the City Council will be held, when the vote will be canvassed and the AldermÄi eiect installed in their official positions. XXaut Compensation. To-day in the District Court petitions were filed from Wm. J. Sharpe, J. E. Kan- , ou.-e, Jno. A. Smith, Job Thompson, Jacob Titman and H and Charles Grimm, alleg .... l'.n. wi. their several properties ! ■ - . v .hern i Iron, the appropriation "v the ao ,me i.gut ."„DMint ; ml praying the court to .qio annraise aml awara 1 county, and praying the court ........-....... commissioners to appraise and amount ol damages thereby entailed. Judge granted the petition and appointe • I. R. Weston Thos. Dean aud Henry Whaley to act as such oommis.'iouer. ! each case. I From the D.llv Herald of Derember 21.) IH TTE'S MORTALITY. . Doctors Di sasree on the Cause of the Large Death Kate. The mortality at Butte, from all ac counts, instead of receding, is on the in crease. The doctors lail to agree as to the cause. Disputes occur as to to the number ol fatalities. That the death rate is very large seems not to be denied. A Butte resident states that deaths among the little ones average more than two a day. Physicians neglect to report the deaths. Ibe papers, if they hear of them, refuse to print them. One says death lurks in the mineral laden water; another that it is afloat in the poison polluted air. Then denials lollow as to both these alleged de stroyers. In the meantime the dying goes on. Children are largely the victims. Scarlet fever prevails. There is other and dangerous sickness in many homes. The undertakers are kept bnsy. Fogs, nor darkness nor storms stop the running of the hearse line. Grave diggers work in reliefs. Such is the story. We tell it as it is told to us. We hope soon to hear that the worst is over. Jail Hi re! > on the X\in;. Quite a crowd collected around the county jail yard this afternoon at two o'clock to witness the departure of the prisoners convicted and sentenced to the penitentiary at thi3 term of court, who are now on the train for Deer Lodge under the custody of Sheriff Hathaway and depu ties. Three hacks stood in readiness at the gate to convey the gang to the depot. Just at 2 o'clock the portals of the jail were thrown open and the Sheriff issued from the doorway followed by the gang of convicts walking in braces shackled and manacled. It was a sorry looking proces i sion. Pale, sallow visages with crime writ ten in every linament were visible amongst the heavily sentenced, while others wore anything but a forbidding aspect. Long i confinement told in their wasted frames j and wan cheeks, and tattered garments, I old and soiled, proclaimed as well the depths to which their wearers hacl sunk. All seemed in good humor, smiled as they 1 said good bye to officers and acquaintances, j and Kustv Reub, the man who shot his . wife, even attempted a vulgar joke as he 1 crawled into the carriage. There were nine in all and were disposed in the car riages in trios, an officer riding with each. After all had been safely shut iu the cabs Sheriff Hathaway, who rode in the rear vehicle with Big Charlie and other des perate characters, gave the signal for de parture and away started the melancholy pageant on its road to the penitentiary. It will he many a long year before some of them will be permitted to gaze upon the familiar Helena landscape again. A House Wanning. Kev. F. D. Kelsey and family have jnst moved into their new house on Lawrence ! street. Their friends, neighbors and church ; people took advantage of this fact and last night took possession of the whole house, and brought many substantial reminders of their regards in the form of useful and ornamental articles. It was a most gener ous donation, and after the reverend gen tleman had ceased thanking the company, Mr. A. E. Bunker stepped forward and said : "Now I have a little speech to make : not so long as Mr. Kelsey's, bnt doubtless quite as acceptable : here is a purse to be divided equally between you and your wife." Kev. F. D. Kelsey and wife wish us to publish to all donors their sincerest thanks. One feature of the occasion was marked, viz : the number of young men who took part on the happy occasion. A 910,000 Libel Suit. A newspaper controversy between Guy X. Piatt and Daniel Searles, respective editors of the Butte Inter Mountain and j Miner, has finally culminated in a libel snit. Charges and rejoiuders in the edito rial columns soon took the form of per sonalities, and last Saturday Mr. Searles, of the Miner , oustepped the limits to which such things are usually carried aud pro voked a charge of criminal libel from Mr. Piatt. Mr. .Searles was arrested on that «charge and gave bonds for reappearance. Mr. Piatt also brought suit against the Miner Publishing Co. for libel, claiming $10,000 damages. Piatt announces his in tention to press the suit. Election of Officers. At the annual election of Helena Koyal Arch Chapter No. 2. A. F. & A. M., the fol lowing officers were elected and installed for the eusuiDg year : H. P—A. J. Fisk. E. K.—G. Booker. E. S.—J. S. Harris. Treas.— H. M. Pärchen. Secy.—H.'H Guthrie. C. H.—W. M. Mann. P. S.—Daniel Jewett. K. A. C.—August Weisenhoru. G. M. 3d V.—W. 1). Smith. G. M. 2d V.— G. W. Shaw. G. M. 1st V.—Hugh Kirkendall. Sentinel—J. C. Major. Masonic Election. At a meeting of Helena Lodge No. 3, A. F. and A. M. held in the Masonic Temple Dec. 18tb, the following were elected as officers for the ensuing year: \V. M. ; I. S. G. Van Wart. S. W.; I. D. McCntcheon. j. W.; W. N. Baldwin. Treasurer ; H. M. Pärchen. Secretary; Geo. Booker. j I j i j • I Election of Officers. At the annual election of officers of Helena Commandery No. 2. K. T., held last evening, the following officers were elected : Eminent Commander—A. J. Fisk. Generalissimo— W. D. Smith. Capt. General— E. W. Bach. Sr. Warden—Geo. R. Woods. Jr. Warden— W. N. Baldwin. Treasurer—A. M. Holter. • Secretary—Geo. Booker. Standard Bearer— E. D. Neill. Sword Bearer—A. K. Gates. Warden—A. Weisenhorn. Sentinel—Jno. C. Major. Election of Officers. i > 1 At the last regular meeting of Miriam Chapter No. 1,0. E. S., the following offi cers were elected for the ensuing year : W. M., Mrs. Hugh Kirkendall; W. 1'-, \Y. D. Smith : A. M., Mrs. Geo. H. l'iatt ; Secretary, Mrs. E. O. Railsback : Treasurer, , w M ^ jj rs< ungu Kirkenaau; w. r., j w. d. Smith ; A. M., Mrs. Geo. H. l'iatt ; j ! Secretary, Mrs. E. O. Railsback ; Treasurer, J i Mrs. Jurgens; Conductress, Mrs. Tyler : i Associate Conductress, Mrs. Htndson. a \x : a-hin,Hnn ; Minneapolis *,ibu*c x> asmn 0 ton , special* The President refused to appoint j j j M iDnis Governor of Montana in Minneapolis Tri Major mugmuia 'l* * place of Hauser, because he ,Mag the att „ rD ey for the St. Paul & Manitoba railroad. 1 From the Dallv Herald of December 22. TIIE .MIKADO. | j j The ( harming Opera to be Produced by the Encore Club Next Week. On Wednesday and Thursday of next week, the 29th and 30th inst., ' The Mikado," hy the Encore Club, will be the attraction at Ming's Opera House. The Mikado has been presented in Helena but twice before and on those occasions by the delectable Gran opera company, so-called, who succeeded in creating an almost unan imous disappointment in the opera. But that does not affect its merit. It is one of Gilbert & Sullivan's most popular produc tions and occupies now a place in public favor formely held successivly by Pinafore, the Pirates and Patience. It is a charming operetta, consisting of two acts, in which the author aad composer have excelled in originality of thought and ex pression in both language and melody, the whole accented by novel situations, strik ing in their originality and ridiculous in their exaggerated absurdity. Gilbert's sparkling wit was never exhibited to bet ter advantage nor Sullivan's musical soul more sweetly aud melodiously embodied in operatic harmony than in the Mikado. The Encore Club, a deserving musical organization, comprising the best amateur talent in the city, will assuredly give the pretty opera a proper interpretation and creditable rendition. They have been thoroughly drilled in the music and stage business ol the piece by their conductor, au artist iu each branch, and under his skilled direction are rapidly advancing to wards perfection. Those who assume the leading rolls are vocalists of acknowledged ability, aud the male and female chorus, each formidable in number, comprises an aggregation of fine voices never excelled on the Helena stage. As au ad junct to successful presentation the costuming will be brilliant and elaborate. The entire lot of costumes with every detail are coming fiom New York City, and the Club has the assurance of the furnisher that they are new, have never been worn and are of the finest material ever made into Mikado costumes. Saturday through inadvertant haste in writing, which we exceedingly regret, one of the principals in the cast was omitted iu our published report. Below* we give a complete list of the dramatis personei : The Mikado of Japan..................Mr. J. XV. Eddy Nuuk i Pooh (hi- son disguised ns a minstrel and in love with Yutn Yum)......Mr. O. XV. Jackson Ko-Ko (Lord High Executioner of Titipu......Mr <4. G. Chandler. Pooh I!ah (Lord High Everything Else .....Mr. A. M. Thornlmrgh. Pish Tusli (a Noble Lord).........air. XV. K. Parker X'um Yum j Pitti Sing Three sisters—wards of Ko-Ko. Peeb Ko ) Miss ai. Atkinson, air.-. XX*. Harrison aiiss E. Bach. Katisha >an elderly lady in love with Nanki Pooh)......................................airs. H. XX*. Foote Chorus of school girls, nobles, guards and coolies. Military Music. Life at Fort Shaw, Montana, is marked by as many pleasant incidents as garrison existence at any military post in the United states. During the winter season its residents lack no diversion to enjoyably while away the long evenings ; and the success of their agreeable entertainments is largely dependent upon their magnifi cent regimental band, famed throughout the country ,*as the Third Infantry band. Every winter this exceptional organization gives public rehearsals, that through changes of time and scene have for years I commanded the admiration of their audi tors. This winter the band commenend its nineteenth annual series of rehearsals, ! which are given every Tuesday and Fri day evenings. The opening one, held on the 13ih inst.. saw the execution of the j following excellent programme: I 1. March—"The Kille-'' —composed and dedi cated to the Third Infantry by the author— The review quickstep of the regiment....Sousa 2. < >verture—Light Cavalry...............X*on Suppe •J. X'al-e Militaire— "The Grenadiers'' by te ! quest..............................................XX'aldteufu! j 4. Chopin's Nocturne........................arr. Murelli i 5. Selections—"The Dragoons of Villars"— j ............................................................ Mailort • 6. Galop—Light Artillery—"La Mitrailleuse" .............................................................. Piefke The hand is ably conducted by R. C. F' I Blume, director, with John Matijicek as assistant. School Trustee. The contest of Dr. Morris for School Trustee against R. H. Howey, was decided this morning by Judge Wade on demurrer to the complaint of Morris, that said com plaint does not set forth facts sufficient to constitute a cause of action. The demurrer was sustained and the de cision of the court was to the effect that under the requirements of section 1109, R. S. of Montana, the ballots should specify what term or part of a term should be filled, and that the complaint of the relator did not state that this had been done with the ballots cast for Dr. Morris at the elec tion held April S, 188G. Aud secondly that the County Superintendent has au thority to fill whatever vacancies exist on the School Board and for the full unex pired term. This continues Mr. Howey as a member of the Board. The School Census. Clerk Sanders, of the school trustees, has completed the enumeration of the j school children iu the district. It shows ; the following result : Total , Between the ages of 4 and Under 21 rear-. 1 years. 242 245 1,721 487 High Percentage. The class of scholars of 1886, of Prof. H. C. Yaeger, the following pupils received 90 per cent, in music: Gus Lehman 97; Fanny Murphy 96: Carry Feldberg 95 ; Henry Richter 94; Clara Bullard 93 ; Amy Rosenbaum 93; Katie Fainter 92 : Adelia Pärchen 92 ; Gilmou Bullard 91 ; Clara Cronnse 91 ; Ella Hauser 91 ; Chas. Lehman 90 ; Alex. Lehman 90. Price of Silver. Bar silver hovers near the 100 mark, with a tendency to gravitate below rather than above par. To-day's quotation is 991. Outside Opinion. fSalt Lake Tribune,] We do not believe that Governor Hauser of Montana tendered his resignation until it was hinted to him that it would be ac ceptable. He had jnst as much to do when he accepted the ofliee as he now has. It is all very well to ease him and the ad ministration down as much as possible, I when he accepted the ofliee as he now has. it is all \*ery well to ease him and the ad ministration down as much as possible, bnt sensible people will not be caught by that kind of chaff. He censured the idiotic w °lH P ed ' or " t j d by Sparks in Montana, ; and instead of investigating to see if there j was not something in the protest of a man thoroughly conversant with Montana and 1 its needs, the return of a small mind was ! made, and he resigned. He certainly can bear it if Sparks and the Administration jean. COUNTY AFFAIRS I j ; The Supplementary Assessment Adds Another Million to our Taxable Wealth. Apportionment of School Moneys the County* Snperintendent. bv A NINE MILLION DOLLAR COUNTY. About the last official act of our worthy county assessor, Mr. Wm. H. Guthrie, who went out of office this morning after two years of faithful aud acceptable public ser vice, was to compile and enroll the assess ment supplementary to the general one completed last November. The supple mental roll adds over a million of dollars to the assessment, bringing the total up to the highest figure yet reached—$9,148,775. Below we give the supplement as shown bv the assessor's rolls : Acres of land................... Improvement» on land..... Town lots........................ Improvements on lots...... Merchandise..................... Manufactures................... Mules and as- es ............... Stallions........................... XX'ork horses..................... Stock horse*..................... Thoroughbred cattle........ Dairy cows../.................... Stock c attle...................... Ho.s............................... XVagons, etc...................... Money............................. Credits............................ XVatclies and clock-.......... Jewelry and plate............ Musical instruments......... Household furniture......... Shares of stock................ Harness............................ All other property............ Total........................ IFJ 470 1 X'alue. $30,0(5 20,350 91,310 85,3» 5,680 5.450 2,060 1,100 8,065 10.195 2ti0 2.1»35 2,830 aw 3.630 35,020 558.695 410 900 930 590 750 1,380 350,970 .219.570 The total of the general assessment, com pleted last month, was $7,929,203. Com bining the totals gives the grand showing of a county whose taxable xvealth amounts to $9,148.773. SCHOOL A PPORTIOXMEXT. Our efficient county superintendent of schools, Miss Helen P. Clarke, has favored the Herald with the appended state ment of the apportionment of school moneys for this year, which she has just completed. The amount credited the school fund from this year's taxes was $29, 123.41, and this has been distributed by Miss Clarke among the several districts as follows : Helen:» District No. L. Ten Mile " " 2.. Prickly Pear " " 3.. f Trinity " " 4.. Harmony " " 5.. Silver Creek " " 6.. Park (united to 20 Sun River Crossing Di-t. : Spokane Spring Creek South Fork Belmont Koek Creek Mountain Upper Silver Canyon Silver City Carte rsvilie Gloster Unionville St. Peter's Mission Dearl >orn Amount unappropriated. Sir» 019 '>5 ....... 925 00 ....... 360 75 ................... t34 75 ....... 795 50 ». 8........ ....... 2.349 50 9 .... . ....... 379 25 IU........ ....... 129 50 11........ ....... 1.063 75 12......• ..... 1,544 75 J3........ ...... 277 50 14........ ....... 1,304 25 15........ ........ 462 50 16........ ........ 185 no 17........ ....... 342 23 18 ........ 268 25 19........ ..... 181 CO 20........ ........ 314 50 S60 25 397 75 4 41 Total. The Reason Why. It is said "there is nothing new under the sun," and it may be a true saying. But xvhen the light of reason is thrown on some of the every day occurrences in life, it is astonishing how little we actually know as to the whys and wherefores of matters which attract our attention. In the hurly-burly of this world we are apt to take for granted facts as they appear because we have not time to thoroughly investigate them. The Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway Company has endeav ored to save the enquiring mind the trouble of such research, and has published in a little book entitled "Why and Where fore,'' many reasons why various facts exists. The language is plain and . , , 1 • » . u i 1 simple, and the volume might be used j with profit as a reliable class book in pub j ; lie and private schools. As a household reference it is invaluable, and children as as well as grown people can read and un* derstand it. While this publication is in a measure an advertising medium for the railway company, that fact does not detract from its value, and a copy of Why and Where fore will be sent free to any address by en closing ten cents in postage to A. Y. H. Car penter, General Passenger Agent, Mil xvaukee, Wis. PERSONAL. — B. F. Hoopes, of Boulder, arrived in the city last night. —Col. Chas. Bird, the resident U. S. Quartermaster, has returned from Chicago. — R. J. Dougherty, of the Boulder mer cantile firm of Dougherty Bros., is at the Merchants. —J. E. Flendry, associate editor of the Indq)endent, returned from St. Paul Satur- i day. He reports a pleasant vacation. — H. W. Child, General Manager of the Boston & Montana Gold Mining Co., has returned from an extended tour in Europe 1 and the East. —Fred. Sterling, eldest son of Judge F. j 1'. Sterling, returned from school in the East a few days ago to spend his holiday x*acation at home. —Chester F. Lee, professor of sciences at the College of Montana, arrived from Deer Lodge to-day and will spend hi3 Christmas vacation in the Capital. —J. W. Curran, a representative of Triest & Co., the San Francisco hatters, is in the city soliciting trade and has his line of samples on exhibition at the Cosmo politan. —Dr. C. L. Bishop, of Bozeman, arrived last night aud will visit for a week in the j metropolis. The Doctor has many warm : friends in Helena who will extend to him a cordial greeting. He is a guest at the 1 Merchants. —Walter II. and John P. Baldwin, of I Baltimore, Maryland, are visitors i n the : city. They are brothers of our gladiatorial Treasurer and are interested spectators for a short time of his particular arena. They are touring it through the West. —A. H. Mallory and R. M. James, of London, have returned from Marysville and are again quartered at the Cosmo- j politan. It is said Mr. Mallory is out here j as manager of the .Sterling Gold Mining j Company, an English syndicate recently formed to purchase and develop some valuable Bald Butte properties. —Mrs. F. W. Gilbert of Missoula, wife of Division Superintendent Davis, ac companied by Miss Browning and Miss Emma Buckley, are in the city, the guests of Mrs. W. F. Sanders. Miss Browning is the daughter of Mr. H. H. Browning, N. P. ! express snperintendent at Portland, and ! Miss Buckley the daughter of the Assistant 1 General Freight Agent of that road at Tacoma. The ladies go to Butte to-mor row and will return next week in time to attend the Mikado and participate in other holiday festivities of the capital. DISTRICT COURT. Court convened at 10 a. m. and the fol lowing proceedings xvere had : Jno. Murphy et al.*vs. Herman Richter et al : summons filed. Patrick Spellman vs. M. M. Holter : affi davit of Mrs. Ryan filed. T. C. Power & Bro. vs. Walter Burke; dismissed as per stipulation filed, each party paying his own costs. T. C. Power A* Bro. vs. Walter Burke ; same entry as above. Territory ex rel. W. C. Morris vs. R. H. j Howey ; brief of delendant filed, . . , .. , ment on motion for a new trial settled bv rnnTt milieu uj T. J. Lowry vs. O. B. Totten ; default of defendant entered : suggestion of death of plaintiff filed ; Frances E. Lowry, adm., substituted as party plaintiff; judgment by default for plaintiff for $379.10 and costs. Following cases were continued for the term by agreement of parties : Malcolm McDonald vs. H. Clark. LuDg Qnoa Gee et al. vs. city of Helena. Gottlieb Scherer et al. vs. R. S. Hale. Jno. M. Dutro et al. x*s. G. S. Kennedy. Kate S. Harvey vs. C. K. Cole. Kate Reub vs. Albert Keub; default of defendant entered. Wm. Bradley vs. Clara Bradley ; default of defendant entered. J. J. Donovan vs. Margaret Ferry ; dis missed without prejudice at plaintiffs cost. D. H. Churchill vs. Board of County Commissioners: filed defendant's motion to dismiss appeal. Adam Fassold et al. vs. Con. Ten Mil» M. & R. Co.; filed stipulation for judgment for defendant. Ross Deegan vs. Joseph A. Witmer; on trial to jury. Kate Reub vs. Albert Raub; divorce granted ; decree passed aud filed. Samuel Schwab vs. Jno. H. Brand ; dis missed without prejudice at plaintiffs cost. D. T. Goodell vs. H. C. Bnrson et al ; death of defendant, T. J. Lowry, suggested and administratrix substituted as party defendant',' Wm. Reed vs. Terence O'Donnell et al ; default of defendants entered: judgment and decree of foreclosure and sale for $1,020 damages and $100 attorneys fees passed and filed. Note of mortgage filed. Jno. T. Murphy & Co. vs. Herman Rich ter et al ; default of defendants entered ; judgment by default for $3,016.07 and costs. Wm. Bradley x*s Clara Bradley ; default heretofore entered set aside. City of Helena vs. George Ringwald: de murrer to complaint overruled. C. Fallon vs. E. W. Knight, cashier, et al ; default of defendants set aside by agreement of parties; defendant to answer by January 13,1886. Merritt Coleman vs. T. Gale Merrill ; default and judgment heretofore entered set aside by agreement of parties and de fendant ordered to answer by January 13,1887. Joseph G. Blessing vs. Arthur W. Sias ; filed notice of motion for a new trial : motion made and overruled. A. M. Holter & Bro. vs. Ford Bros.; ap pearance of E. W. Toole and answer of de fendants withdrawn. Default of defend ants entered ; judgment for plaintiffs for $8,339.45 and costs. Ross Deegan vs. Joseph A. Widmer ; fore closure of mortgage ; trial concluded yester day alternoon and case given to jury; following verdict rendered : Special find ings for plaintiff for $804.43. I'hil. A. Manix vs. Florence Canal Co. et al ; appearance of attorneys entered : de fault of defendant, Anna Kemper, entered ; case continued for term. Court has now been in session since the first of November and has well nigh com pleted consideration and disposal of the 300 and more cases that were on the calen dar. Nearly all the cases that were assigned have been tried or otherwise dis posed of up to date. There are only a few more to come up and these will be settled in time to allow of sine die adjournment on the 24th inst. Following were the proceedings at this morning's session : D. T. Goodell vs. H. C. Bursou et al ; I. VV. Adams entered as attorney for defend ant : cause continued. W. I. Brownell vs. F. McCormick ; state the court. Territory ex. rel. W. C. Morris vs. R. H. Howey ; demurrei to petition of relator sustained : leave to amend instanter. First National Bank of Oneonta vs. Jno. E. Dutton et al ; leave granted to file repli cation by first day of next term. Montana Central R. R. Co. vs. Helena & Red Mountain R. R. Co; continued by agreement for term. Jas. P. Porter et al. vs. C. P. Yan Wart ; jury rendered a verdict for the plaintif!' in the sum of $500 damages and costs j udg ment ordered entered accordingly. City of Helena vs. William Reed et al ; on trial to jury: after testimony the court directed the jury to find a verdict of not guilty ; plaintiff moved verbally for a new trial : motion overruled : exception by plaintiff. Murphy A Co. x*s. Richter A Co.; issued i execution to Lewis A Clarke county. TOWN AND TERRITORY. —For prompt delivery of hard n*tt, egg or stove coal, telephone your order to the Union Warehouse. "Sic send for Maginuis" is how the Bill ings Gazette headed the announcement of the new Governor's appointment. —Territorial Auditor Woolman is mak- , ing up his annual report, and has the ad vance sheets in the hands of the printer. —Jurgens & Pries announce a reduction in stage fares to Marysville to $1 for the out trip and 50 cents for the return. This is a 30 per eent.cut. * j fifteen indictments found grand jury against Idaho and Montana men for alleged timber trespasses were quashed at Lewiston yesterday on motion of the defendants' counsel. —Mrs. Kate Reub was yesterday granted a divorce in the District Court. Her hus band, Albert Reub, will lead a non-con nubial existence in the penitentiary for lor the next decade, as punishment for the assault committed upon her last July. , -Commeneinz Monday December 27th, trjins ?,° Helena & Red Mountain ratl wa y ^ run^between Helena aod Rimini as 10 0ws: Jjeave Helena at 8::.l) " m —As we go to press we hear that the j i --j*-- - - ' by the Idaho j as follows: Leave Helena at «:2U a. m. arrixe at Rimini at 9:30 a. m. Returning, leave Rimini at 4:15 p. m., arrive at Helena at 5:45 p. m. —The local Bar Association met again Monday evening and received the report of th e committee on rule revision. The com m ittee on finance reported about $230 col w cr i fnr leeted for the purpose of dining and wining their professional brethren during the Su preme Court term. The Association now numbers about forty members. —We learn that negotiations are pend ing between Judge Alden and two East squaie, to be occupied for the purpose of a first-class sample and club rooms i.os*es sion being given on the removal of the ■ - lTZ° U Ztn türï"*. "" 1 ot the Alden bmldintt, en court house ! law library to the new court house. A very high price is ottered for the use of these rooms for a term of fix*e years. Prox imity to the court house aud their central location make them the most desirable rooms for the purpose indicated in the city THE COCAINE HABIT The Vont Slavery Known— New Revela tion* of Power. tincinnati Timu-St»r. When cocaine was discovered the medi cal world exclaimed " lhank heaven !" But useful as it is, it is also dangerous, especially when its use is perverted from the deadening of pain for surgical opera tions to the stimulation and destruction of the human body. Its first effects are soothing and captivating, but the thrall dora is the most horrible slax'ery known to humanity. J. L. Stephens, M. D., of Lebanon, O., was interviewed by our reporter yester day at the Grand Hotel, and during the cpnx*ersation the doctor sriid: "The co caine battit is a thousand tunes worse than the morphia« and opium habits, Id be a ' ..... I is increasing. aud you Woukfbe astonished," he said, if you knew Bow frightfully the habit i , What are its effects?" "It is the worst construitiqn wrecker ever known. It ruins the liver and kid neys m halt a year, a»*! when this work is (lone the strongest constitution soon sueeumbs." ---— "Do you know of Dr. Underhill 's case here in Cincinnati ?" "That leading physician who became a victim of the co#aine habit? Yes. His case xvas a x*erv sad ona, but the habit can be cured. I have rescued rijany a man from a worse ceadition." "What, worse than Dr. Underhill's "Indeed, sir, far so. Justin M. Hall, A. M., M. D., president of the State Board of Health of Iowa, and a famed practitioner, and Alexander Neil, M. !>., professor of surgery in the Columbus Medical College, and president of the Academy of Medicine, a man widely known, Rev. W. P. Clancey, of Indian apolis, Ind., from personal experience in opium eating, etc., can tell you of the kind of success our foi^u of treatment wins, and so can H. ('. Wilson, formerly of Cincinnati, who is now associated with me." "Would you mind letting our readers into the secret of your methods?" "Well, young man, you surely lia\ r e a good bit of assurance to ask a man to give his business away to the public; but I won't wholly disappoint you. I have treated over 20,000 patients. In common with many eminent physicians, I for years made a close study of the ef fects of the habits on the system and the organs xvhieh they most sex*erelv attack. Dr. Hall, Dr. Neil and Mr. Wilson, whom I hax*a mentioned, and hundreds of others equally as expert, made many similar experiments on their own behalf. We each found that these drugs worked most destructix r ely in the kidneys and liver ; in fact, finally destroyed them. It \va3 then ap parent that no cure could be effected until those organs could be restored to health. We recently exhausted the en tire range of mcdextl science, experi menting xxith all known remedies for these organs, and as the result of these close invastigations we all substatially agreed, through following different lines of inquiry, that the most reliable scien tific preparation was Warner's safe cure. This w*a.3 the second point in the discov ery. Tlu* third xvas our own private form of treatment, which, of course, we do not divulge to the public. Every caee that xve have treated first with Warner's safe cure, then with our own private treatment, and followed up again with Warner's safe cure for a few xxeeks, has been successful. These habits can't be cured without using it, because the habit is nourished sustained and in the lix*er and kidneys. The habit can be kept up in moderation, however, if free use be also made, at the same time, of that great remedy." "Yes, it is a world famed and justly celebrated specific. Like many other physicians, I used to deride the claims made for it, but I know* now for a fact that it is the world's greatest blessing, having sovereign power over hitherto in curable diseases of the kidneys and lix'er, and when I have said that, young man, I have said nearly everything, for most diseases originate in, or are aggra vated by, a depraved condition of the kidneys." "People Jo not realize this, liecause, singular as it may seem, the kidneys may be in a very advanced stage of de composition, and yet, owing to the fact that there are but a few nerves of sensa tion in them, the subject will not experi ence much pain therein. On this account thousands of people die ex*ery year of kidney disease unknowingly. They hax*e so-called disorders of the head, of the heart and lungs and stomach, and treat them in vain, for the real cause of their misery is deranged kidneys, and if they were restored to health the other disorders would soon disappear." Dr. Stephens' experience, that can be confirmed by many thousands whom he has treated, adds only more emphasis to the experience of many hundreds of j thousands all over the world, that the remedy he refers to is without any doubt the most beneficent, discovery ex*er given to humanitv. I I I ' j j j ! j I j j 1 j ! i j j j ' I I ; ! « j I ' ! I i j j I ! i : [ i ! j i j i A Popular Magazine. The January number of Arthur's Home Magazine is at hand, with an unusually at tractive table of contents and charming illustrations. The short stories are capi tal, and the serial by M. G. McClelland be gins well, and prom.ses to be one of the best by this rising young writer. In addi tion to the.stories the women folk will find many things useful in its well filled de partments, and the illustrated bits of fitney work suitable for little, inexpensive pres ents. are quite the right thing to keep fair fiDgers at work in the holiday season now at hand. The enlarged form of the Magazine is a great improvement upon its old style, and places it prominently before the public as one ol the best of the lower cost monthly magazines. The price is but two dollars a year, with reductions and premiums for clubs. Sample copies, ten cents each. T. S. Arthur & Sons, Philadelphia, are the publishers. 1 1 I ' —Among complimentary resolutions adopted by the outgoing board ot Silver Bow county commissioners was the follow ing : Resolved, That the excellent finan cial condition of Silver Bow county and its low rate of taxation, splendid court house and jail all attest the zeal, fidelity, and ability with which William M. Jack has performed the duties of county commis sioner from the very organization of Silver Bow county to the present time, and justly entitles him to the gratitude of all his con stituents without regard to party or other distinctions. —Judge Davis stepped out of the Pro bate Judge's chair Tuesday and turned the records, etc., over to his successor, J udge Clements, with characteristic suavity and courtesy. The new inenmbent entered upon the dnties of his post at once and the uninterrupted run of business shows that the transfer was effected without any hitch, It speak3 „ e|1 for Jndge d,,,-,. method and management ol the office. But then a Republican official always goes <>ut xvith flying colors. It will be some mitigation of our sup posed misfortune if our new Governor leaves the old one to deal with the Legis lature and make the appointments. - ! ; The Lurk or a Portnjrnese fronUKayal. New Bedford. Nov. 15 (Spécial. )— A Portu guese from Fayai bought a ticket of The Loitis I Sana State Lottery, and after carrying it in lii-4 I pocket for fourteen months, gave it to a fellow countryman who has been in America only a few I week* The latter investigated, and found that the ticket had drawn $15 .Tkx>. The money ai - ' rived in this city to-day, and the Portuguese will sail in a few »lays for Fayai.-New X ovk rrihune s j Special, Nov. l*»th. I.IST OF LETTERS Ketuaining uncalled for in the Postofilco at Helena. Lewis and Clarke county, Montana Ter j ritorv, on the 22d day of Decemtier, Hs>. XVhen j called for please say "advertised. 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SICK-HEADACHE, Rilions Headache, Dizziness, Constipa tion« Indigestion« and Bilious Attacks, promptly cured by Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Purgative Pellets. 25 cents a vial, by Druggitta. Notice to Solders of Territorial Warrants, Territory of AIoxtaxa. Texas ur er's Office. Helena. December 21at, 1SS6. Notice is hereby given, that there are funds m the Treasury to pay the following Territorial warrant*, namely: Nos. 3816 to 4159, inclusive, oil the General Fund : and Nos. 168 to 212. inclu sive. on the Stock Inspector and Detective Fund. The above described warrants include all regis tered Territorial warrants of whatever descrip tion. now outstanding and not previously called for payment, and interest on the same ceases this date. D. H. WESTON, dlawot-dec21 Territorial Treasurer. E strayed. One large brown mare, branded *'T" on right shoulder, and with crooked feet. reward for delivery to Canyon Ferry, or liberal pay for any information that wil' lead to recovery. COURT SHERIFF. d'*Aw ec2n Canyon Ferry. S TRAX ED.—On Sunday, December 12. from the Union XX'arehouse, 2 black mares, shodall around. 1 with white star in forehead, the other all black. I'artie» returning them will be suit ably rewarded by the owner, at the Union XX'are house Co.