From the Dali' Herald of January
>eu Vear's Hay was Obseryed
ni I ito Territorial Uu|iital.
\ ruilti, balmy flay ushered in the new
vtar with brightness overhead and almost
ft May atmosphere warming aud eheeriüg
the ( apital city. Throughout the forenoon
Main street and Broadway was thronged
wtth holiday dressed people exchanging in
the old-time-honored way happy, hearty
greetings of the season. Youngsters, too,
at comparatively early hours, mustered in
iorce. took possession of the hill-slides with
bob-sleds and toboggans and entered upon
a day of delightful coasting sport. With
in the many pleasant homes of Helena the
morning w;ls spent in preparations to re
ceive the multitude of gentlemen who
after 2 o'clock commenced their round of
SEW 5 EAR CALLS.
Every stylish runner vehicle in town
-eemed to lie out and speeding along the
residence streets throughout the after part
of the day. The unusually large number
of callers in most part confined their visits
to the list of open houses announced in the
Herald, in each of which was grouped
numbers of lady Iriends, married and
single. Among those formally receiving
and dispensing the season's sociabilities
and hospitalities were Mrs. Gov. Hanser,
Mrs. L. Sharpe, Mrs. S. S. Huntley, Mrs.
H. W. Child. Mrs. I). H. Cuthbert, Mrs. A.
M. Holter, Mrs. R. E. Fisk, Mrs. W. G.
i'reuitt. Mrs. Wm. Mutb, Mrs. E. F. Cros
by, with the full complement of ladies
whose names were previously announced.
yoi N<- mi n's CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION
the ladies receiving and greeting
the constant throng of callers included
Mesdames Wilbur F. Sanders, John T.
Murphy, Henry Foote, Cornelius Hedges,
lb E. Smith, E. Hharpe, F. I>. Kelsey, M.|
L. Steele, K. F. Beasley. C. EUis,A.G.
Clark, Thos. Eckles, J. W. Eddy, Hugh
Kirkendall, M. Bullard, Chas. Rumley, I>.
W. Curtiss, M. Witmer, A. E. Bunker, M. i
L. $tr®ator, I'. T. Webb, J. J. Leiser, L. (
Hillman, T. V. Moore. F. Gamer, O. Evans, I
L. Fykes, W. T. Bryant. C. B. Allen. A. |
Howe, John Taylor, K. C. M allace. Misses
Shiland A. Brinson. Mary Longmaid, Annie '
Longrnaid, Annie Withers. Emily B. Smith, i
Clara Jurgens, Lou Guthrie, Mary Hamil
ton, Emma Hedges, Lena Curtis, Edith
Fimonds, Susie Wilcox and Alma Alden. ;
good templar's hall
another point of attraction for very
was another point of attraction for very
many callers, the numerous ladies present
dispensing their smiles and good
cheer to one and all resorting to their
beautifully dressed hall aud bountifully
were the rule and experience of hundreds
who made the round of New Year calls in
the social city. The ladies' toilets were
noticeable tor their taste and elegance,
Mansion and cottage and hall w«re dressed
in beautiful holiday attire. The spreads
surpassed in garniture and bounty any
thing liefore seen in the homes of Helena.
Unique tokens and souvenirs were bestow
ed by the ladies—decorations that adorned
manly breasts. These were of various
conceits—tiny sea shells hearing a dainty
landscape; miniature lavender bags done
in colored satins and silks : real and imi
tation bouquets; illusion handkerchiefs,
bearing each "A Happy New Year," etc.
The day passed delightfully and ended
all too soon. The callers included gen
tlemen from every profession and calling
and industry in life. The bench, bar, press,
pulpit were represented. The banker,
merchant, miner, manufacturer swelled
and diversified the number paying their
respects socially at the commencement of
Yesterday at one o'clock in the afternoon
Mr. Robert Weismann and Miss Mary A.
White were joined in the Jholy bonds of
matrimony. The ceremony was performed
at the residence of Bishop Brondel by
l ather Ragaru and was witnessed by only
a few intimate friends. The couple were
attended by Miss Annie Brown and Mr.
August Fack as bridesmaid and grooms
man. After the ceremony the party were
driven to the residence of Mrs. Brown, on
Ninth avenue, where the weeding feast
was celebrated. The new couple remain
in the city and have taken rooms at the
Mr. Weismann is a young man lately
from Denver, Colorado. He is superin
tendent of Nick Kessler's new works, on
Tea Mile, and is now supervising their
constrution. His bride is s charming and
accomplished young lady, now an efficient
member of the corps of public school
teachers, presiding over tlie intellectual
culture of pupils in No. 6, Central School
building. The new couple have the con
gratulations of a large circle of friends.
Older Than the Century.
There was a notable celebration last
evening at the home of Judge Harvey
English, our Police Magistrate. The occa
sion was the 90th birthday anniversary of his
mother-in-law, Mistress Sophia Wheeloek.
This estimable old lady was born in Her
kimer county, New York, in 1797. She
comes of a family remarkable for their lon
gevity. Her father, David Density, was a
soldier under George Washington during
the Revolution and was one of the veterans
who waited w ith primed musket to catch
behind the ramparts at Bunker Hill. He
died at the ripe age of 92. Both of Mrs.
Wheeloek s grand parents lived to be 93
years ol'age, and now vigorous and hearty
at the age of 90 she bids fair to eclipse her
ancestors in the length of her earthly pil
grimage. She resided many years in Iowa,
having gone there when it was yet a Terri
tory. In 1"5 she came to Helena and has
since residtd with her son-in-law. She is
the mother of eight children, six of whom
are now living, the eldest beiDg 67 and the
youngest Mrs. English) being 52 years of
;FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY.
Report (or December 1886.
it of card
sight of the whites of the Britishers' eyes '
issued to «late................. 331
" " " bow in use.......................... 320
Rooks taken from library during the month 714
Amount of tines collected in Decemlier........15 80
The above showing of the public library
is one to he proud of. The patronage of
the institution is outgrowing its stock of
reading matter aud resources. This must
not, aud we have confidence to believe will
not, he allowed when the facts are fully
known. Five hundred books are wanted at
I lie Barristers' Dinner.
1 lie long talked of dinner, to he given
*'•' the Helena Bar Association to their !
professional brethren, will take place next
* riday evening at 9:30 o'clock in the ordi
nary m the Brand Central Hotel. Ar- ;
! logements will be made ou au extensive
1 a.e and sixty or seventy covers will he
Ihere is much interest manifested ,
oier it, and it will occupy a front rank
events of the season."
From the Dally Herald of January 4.
Tlie ex-Treasurer Liberated from tlie
Penitentiary by Gov. Hauser.
Probably the most acceptable New
Year's gift recorded this year in Montana
was the boon of freedom granted by Gov.
Hauser to the ex-treasurer of Lewis and
Clarke county, William Kemp Roberts,
who was serving out a two years' term in
the penitentiary for embezzlement of coun
ty funds. Petitions for his paidon were in
the hands of Secretary Webb when Acting
Governor, but be awaited Governor Haus
er's return for official action. The matter
was brought to the attention of the Execu
tive on New Y ear's eve by earnest advoca
tes of the cause of clemency. That justice
should ever lie tempered with mercy was
no diflicnlt truth to impress upon the Gov
ernor and at 5:1*0 o'clock on the evening of
Debember 31st, as his last official act of
the old year, Governor Hauser signed the
document restoring the aged prisoner to
freedom and citizenship. It reads as fol
Territory of Montana. |
Helena, Mont., Dec. 31, 1866. I
It having been satisfactorily shown to
! me upon the representation of Chief Justice
Wade. District Attorney W. H. Hunt and
the jury in the case, that W. K. Roberts,
who at the Deeemlier term, 1886, of the
district court of Lewis and Clarke county
was sentenced to confinement iu the peni
tentiary in Deer Lodge for two years, for
the crime of embezzlemeut, may with pro
priety he the subject of executive clem
ency. 1 have this day granted the said W.
K. Roberts a full pardon and restored him
to citizenship so tar as executive authority
extends. By the Governor,
Attest, 8. T. HAUSER,
XV. H. Wehr, Secretary.
The glad news was quickly transmitted
within the prison walls by means of the
electric telephone, and less than 24 hours
afterwards ex-Treasurer Roberts was
again in his home, surrounded by a re
lie Figures lor Territorial Governors
Who Will Carry Out Hi
Washington special : Sparks is ' solid"
with the President. The manner in which
he secured the speedy bouncing of Gove
nor Warren, of Wyoming, and the ap
pointment of Baxter is well known. It
puz/led people, however, as to how a de
feated candidate for Governor of Kansas
came down here and after loafing around
awhile was nominated to succeed Baxter
who had beeu iu office less than six weeks.
The reasons of Baxter's removal were well
known, but Western Democrats were puz
zled to know where Moonlight, whose
standing is very mediocre, got his hacking.
It now develops that he had a talk with
i Sparks and so ingratiated himself in the
latter's favor that Sparks told Lamar that
Moonlight was absolutely necessary to him
in carrying out his policy against the
"cattle kings" of Wyoming. Mr. Moon
light was at once nominated and was as
much surprised as anyone at his appoint
ment. In addition to this, it is rnmored,
all statements to the contrary notwith
standing, that Sparks made Hauser's resig
nation also a necessity of the success of his
administration aud that it was practically
The Proposed Refinery.
The bill introduced iu this Congress by
Delegate Toole to provide for the parting
and refining of silver and gold bullion at
the Helena assay office, has in view the
addition of room and facilities to the pres
ent plant of sufficient extent to allow the
gold and silver which is treated there to be
separated and refined. At present all
mineral in the rough that comes to this
office is melted and cast into bars simply
to determine its value by assay before it is
shipped east. Gold and silver are not
separated and the great part of the bullion
turned out is composed of both metals
with more or less base : ao that it all has
to go to eastern works for refinement and
separation. The bill now pending liefore
Congress, growing out of the petition
signed largely by our mining men last
summer, provides that the Helena assay
office shall he in all respects similar to
mints, except that bars only and not coin
shall lie manufactured. This would effect a
state of things which would allow Montana's
gold and silver product to leave the Terri
tory ready to be transformed into coin. It
would also provide a home market for our
bullion—a desirable consummation.
The bill apgropriates $50,000 to defray
the expense of erecting additional build
ings, and fixes the salaries of the superin
tendent, assayer and melter & refiner at $4,
500, $3,000 and $3,000 respectively. It was
introduced on December 20th and awaits
consideration on the House calendar. It is
entitled House Resolution 10,356.
Snow Shoe Club Reorganized.
Several Helena lovers of the sport of
snow shoeing, unwilling to abide by the \
disbanding of the snow shoe and toboggan
dab and give up a winter's enjoyment of i
the pleasure, met in Irish-Ameriean Hall 1
last night and organized the Helena Snow
Shoe Club. Its objects are restricted to ;
snow shoeing. The clnb will equip itself at j
once, and the charter members expect to
visit the St. Paul ice carnival if arrange
ments can be perfected in time.
The executive committee will meet to
morrow evening at the same stand, at
which time and place all desiring to join
are requested to send in their names. The
admission fee is nominal, $1, and all wish
ing to join must apply to the secretary.
Following is a list of the officers, with
the exception of the vice presidents, who
have not yet been selected :
President—Major Robt. C. Walker.
Secretary —Alexander Devine.
Treasurer—Andrew J. O'Connell.
Executive Committee— C. T. Day, I. S. G.
Yan Wart, J. B. Walker, J. U. Sanders,
aDd J. E. Hendry.
Porter's Flats Sold.
Tue three story brick tenement on
Ewing street kpown as Porter's flats has
been sold to H. W. Child and Wm. Math
for $18,000, together with an adjoining
vucant lot. Tlie building was erected by
James P. Porter in 1883, and has since
rented to good advantage as homes for pri
vate families. The purchasers intend to
erect a similar structure next spring on
the ground adjoining.
—Professor Chesterfield F. Lee, the
genial, popular and distinguished dis
penser of scientific information at the Col
lege of Montana, has returned to Deer
Lodge to resume his educational labors.
After a round oi social pleasures and
breathing the close air of crowded frail
rooms in the Capital for a few weeks, he
will enjoy the monotonous quiet of college
life and tlie pure air of assay room and
laboratory for the next six mouths.
From the D&llv Herald of January
Matters Affecting the
master and the Public.
the postmaster will not be too pre
cipitate in trying to "regulate'' these little
matters. "Make haste slowly" he will find
the better plan. Other postmasters have
had experiences not dissimilar to Mr. Cur
tis and have spared of their own salaries
The Helena postoflice is in rather a bad
plight, not only in regard to insufficient
•allowance to cover the expense of clerk
hire, lights and fuel, but in other respects.
The Department seems to have abbreviated
the sums required to meet the necessary
outlays, or at least has refused to pro
vide the means to meet the increased de
mands of the office. Postmaster Curtis, in
a published interview, recounts his troubles
and declares his purpose to cut down the
clerical force and other expenses, including
the cost of lighting and heating the office,
and confine his disbursements within the
limit of his allowances. The responsi
bility for poorer service and additional in
convenience and annoyance shall rest with
the Department and not with him. We
to meet accruing office expenses for the
time being, and in the end have been re
imbursed by the Department. It has been
anything but a pleasant state of affairs the
past lew days at the postoflice, growing out
of the "swapping" of clerks. The delivery
department has been and continues to lie
in a state of siege, as it were, and the dis
tribution in the same time has
been subjected to more or less de
moralization. A blockade is the rule
at nearly all hours of the day, and
with great difficulty the hundreds of box
holders can pass the obstructed line of
waiting and worn letter-seekers leading
up to the delivery window. This was not
so before Billy Bishop was displaced for a
raw hand at the business. A second clerk,
WLIll *•* X* HIV UUOlUv OOi it OVvvUtl LIAI A y
non-resident to the city and county, is ex
perimenting with the mail distribution,
and while contributing to a "confusion
worse confounded," is doubtless doing the
liest he can considering the difficulties
besetting a stranger at the business. It
is hoped Dostmaster Curtis will spare the
public further aftlictions ot this kind,
and allow none tobe discommoded when it
can easily he avoided. The Herald will
always he ready to assist in procuring al
lowances to cover all necessary expenses of
the postoffice. \Ye want the postmaster to
get his just dues aud the public to get the :
best services. As to the discharge of Mr. I
Bishop, the great majority of citizens re
gard that act as undeserving and a mis- ;
fortune to the public that cannot easily be |
A Pinkerton Man in Helena.
The recent discovery of tlie St. Louis
and San Francisco express robbers thiough
the Pinkerton detectives calls to mind the
fact that one of these skillful operators
was in Helena last summer. His uame is
George 'Williams and we understand he
has since played an important part in
tracing out the express robbers. He is
said to he one of the most expert on the
force and a trusted bower of Robert Pinker
ton. He was here on some government
business, the nature of which is not known.
People will remember him as a distin
guished looking individual of medium
height, with dark hair and moustache and
eyes on the blueish order. He affected
dark blue clothes, silk hat and Prince
Albert coat with sleeves short enough to
show several inches of cuffs, fastened with
large and apparently valuable buttons.
His neck scarf likewise showed a jeweled
pin of prominent dimensions. His ap
pearance was that of a sporting man, and
in that category he was placed by numer
ous citizens. His principal ocenpation
while here seamed lounging in hotel offices
and driving through the streets behind
spanking teams. At first he was regarded
as a suspicious character by the officers
and we understand for a time they kept
watch upon his movements through the
A Strike on the Railroad.
This has nothing to do with the Knights
of Labor, as the caption might imply, hut
»■efers to a strike of ore ou the Helena,
Boulder Yalley & Butte railroad, now
under construction. A few cays ago in a j
cut on this line on the Boulder divide the j
workmen encountered a vein of galena ore
and penetrated it nine leet before reaching
the opposite wall. The new strike has
been taken up, and its locators are already
indulging in visions of untold millions and
bonanzic fame. We understand that Grand
Secretary, Chief Contractor and Executive
Right Bower Hervey Barbour will soon
sail for England to place the property on
the London market. He i3 a deserving
yonag man, and his friends will he rejoiced
to hear of his sudden elevation to a posi
tion of argentiferous aifiuence.
Reduced Rates on the U. P.
To meet the reduction in passenger rates
of other transcontinental lines the Union
Pacific Railway has reduced fares on its
entire system. The Helena agent, John J.
Fallon, announces the following changes :
Fare from Helena to Omaha, first-class,
$51.15, and mileage ra'es reduced to 4
cents per mile or $41.30 for book tickets of
1,032 miles. Mileage tickets east of Chey
enne $31 per 1,032 miles. Local rates from
Butte to Ogden, $19.75, a redaction of
$10.75. The Union Pacific has always
been a favorite route for Montanians, and
this recent evidence of its disposition to
make its line aqually acceptable to the
traveling public cannot fail to add to its
After a thaw continuing from New
Years the weather last night underwent a
change. The temperature fell from about
35 to the neighborhood of zero and at 4
o'clock this morning the thermometer reg
istered two degrees above that point. A
tine snow fell this morning, adding two
inches in depth to the carpet of the beau
The storm is apparently from the North.
At noon to-day the Herald received spec
ial advices by wire from Forts Shaw, Ben
ton and Assinaboine, showing that all
three of those places experienced a heavy
snow storm and colder weather last night.
At 11 o'clock: to-day the mercury stood two
below zero at Shaw, and there were four
inches of snow on the ground with the
storm still in progress.
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At a meeting of Helena Typographical i
Election of Oflicen
Union No. 95, held at its hall on Sunday
last, the following officers were elected to
serve for the ensuing year :
President—L. A. Bickel.
Vice 1'resident—Geo. Major.
Financial Secretary—Robt. M. Nesbitt.
Recording Secretary—J. M. Ware.
Sergeant at Arms— E. D. Metts.
Executive Committee— H. S. Thurber,
Wm. Shoue and C. W. Study.
AT THE COURT HOUSE.
'1 lie Supreme Court Convenes--Meet*
ins of the Hoard of Commission*
ers--Ta\ Lexy for 1887.
Shortly before the hour of noon to-day
the court room in the old county building
began filling up with judges, lawyers and
other respectable citizens, whose presence
was accounted for by the fact that the
January term of the Supreme Court was to
open at 12 o'clock. On the stroke of the
hour Chief Justice Wade and Associate
Judges McLeary and Bach ensconced them
selves in their judicial chairs, while Judge
Alden, the clerk, placed himself within
the semi-circnlar barricade that does duty
as the journal keeper's post. Judge Gal
braith had not then arrived, but came in
later on the 1:30 train. Deputy Marshal
Quirk opened the session with a sounding,
"Hear ye. hear ye," and the call of the
calendar was commenced. This was soon
concluded and a partial assignment of cases
was made. Messrs. I. W. Adams and Thos.
E. Brady were admitted to practice at the
bar of the Territory. These proceedings
occupied but a short time and when con
cluded the court adjourned until to-mor
row morning at 10 o'clock.
Besides the First, Second aud Fourth
District Judges there were present many
atsorneys of note from other points of the
Territory. Among the thirty odd lawyers
grouped at the bar when court opened
were noticeable Hon. R. B. Smith, of
Dillon, U. S. District Attorney ; Hon. Henry
N. Blake, of Madison county; Judge W.
W. Dixou, Judge Cole and Messrs. W. H.
I leWite, Campbell, Forbis and Scallon, of
Butte; Judge Luce and Geo. Haldorn, of
Bozeman ; J. H. Garlock, of Miles City,
and others. More are expected in a few
i days and before the end of the week there
| will he a general representation of the
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j Territorial bar in attendance upon this ses- !
The calendar is filling up rapidly
aud indicates a large amount of business
I for the term.
OUR NEW COMMISSIONERS—15] MILLS THE
TAX LEVY FOE 1887.
On the first tloor of the mansion of jus
tice our new Board of County Commis
sioners opened their first term. The
session was the regular January meeting
called to make the tax levy. Brands
Pope took his seat at the well worn table
as a matter of course and Messrs. Beach
and Curtin made very little ado in enter
ing upon their new duties. Clerk Frederick
opened the session and the new Board im
mediately began the selection of a chair
man. Mr. Beach was chosen and at once
relieved Mr. Pope of the presiding officer's
duties. The tax levy was then taken un
der consideration, and before the noon
recess the Board had fixed it for this year
as follows :
Territorial................................................. 2 mills
County...................................................... 6 "
School...................................................... 5 "
This is altout 2 mills in excess of last
The matter of drawing jurors for the
March term of court will probably come
up at this term, though under the law it
may be postponed until 20 days before the
opening of court.
The Encore Club will Give the Opera
Next Monday and Tuesday.
After many disappointments the Encore
Club has finally perfected arrangements
for the presentation of the popular light
opera, "The Mikado," which they have had
in preparation for the last two months.
Despite the frequency with which it has
been brought before the public, seemingly
implying a long term of rehearsal, the
Club has not spent more time in its prep
aration than the nature of the opera de
mands. The Mikado, one of the most popu
lar operas ever produced by Gilbert and
Sullivan, the renowued authors of I'ina
fore, The Pirates, Patience, etc., though a
short work, demands more attention than
perhaps any other of their productions.
The music is pretty hut not difficult and
its rendition is the least part of the work,
j Where the labor comes in and where the
j £ff eatest exercise oi talent is required is in
dialogue and action—the vehicles lor con
veying the unique conceptions of the com
posers, and giving proper expression to
the fine humor, delicate points and ex
travagant situations of the score. That
the Encore Club is mastering the dramatic
as well as the musical features of the
opera, those who have attended the re
hearsals «re able to testify. Under the
able direction of Conductor Wallace, who
got up and pat on the stage the successful
Chimes of Normandy, the participants are
fast arriving at a degree of professional per
fection in their work. The programme,
published to-day, gives the cast of the
piece and shows that the principals are
chosen from the best vocalists of the city.
The chorus k recruited from the same
ranks, and altogether the circumstances
give promise that the entertainment will
be one of the finest of its kind ever given
The opera will be given Monday and
Tuesday evenings, January 10th and 11th.
Sale of seats commences Friday morning
at 10 o'clock at the drug store of Pope &
O'Connor. The proceeds are to be devoted
to liquidating the debt of the club.
Markets of the East, West and
are continuously ransacked by Lindsay «Sc
Co. in search of delicacies for their Helena
customers. They have now on the way
here, in a heated car, ensuring protection
from frost, a car load of Florida oranges,
Messina lemons, Jearsey sweet potatoes and
Almina grapes, which will be sold whole
sale or retail at lowest prices. Lindsay &
Co. have a large stock of fine Oregon
apples, packed by Squire, Fanan & Co., of j
Salem, which they are retailing at $1.50
—Austin Corbin, the popular young j
memoer of Helena's bachelor contingent, :
has undergone a change of heart. Noth
ing sentimental is implied : bat Austin
came in from the wilds of the Cceor
d'Alenes about two weeks ago to spend the
holidays, intending to return to his con- |
genial labors on the railroad shortly after ;
New Years. Making the most of his vaca
cation he revelled in the dizzy gayetiea of 1 £
the Capital during last week and then I "
mournfully laid aside his dress suit, pre
paratory to again retiring to the cultured
Coear d'Alenes to recommence in its secla
sion the cultivation of his business talent
Rnd mu8lache . Sunday Mr. D. C. Corbin
arrived from the Idaho scene of railroad
building and mining and informed his son
that his return to the camp would not he
necessary for two months yet. Austin
tried hard to conceal his disappointment
and retired to his apartmeet to brush his
swallow-tail coat and recommence shaving.
—The Legislature will meet next Mon
—Date vour letters 1887.
TOWN AND TERRITORY.
—The records of Lewis and Clarke
county for 1886 show transfers of property
_ United States Marshal Kelly _
"caned" New Y'ear'a eve. That is, his snh
ordinates at the penitentiary made him a
New Year's gift of a gold headed cane.
—Frank Sinclair, an individual who stole
an overcoat from Charley Crandel, of the
Arcade, was sent to the connty jail yester
day for 90 days. The coat was recovered.
—The marriage of Mr. Clark C. Rinda
and Miss Johnson was chronicled on Fri
day evening. The name of the groom was
misspelled. It should have read Mr.
Clark C. Rinker and Mis Johnson.
—The Board of Health are to examine
the sources of supply of the East Side
Water Company to-morrow to ascertain if
the water furnished contains elements in
jurions to the health of the community.
—Stephen Spitzley, of Great Falls, who
sustained a fracture of a rib and numerous
other injuries in the Benton stage accident,
has sufficiently recovered to return home.
The Tribune says he will be incapacitated
for business tor some time.
-The Board of Commissioners finished
their session last night and set the time
for reassembling for February 7th. At
the afternoon session they appointed E. W.
White constable at Marysville to succeed
Geo. Walker, now deputy sheriff.
—Judge Blake left a valuable fur
coat in a chair in a hotel office yesterday
while he made allying visit to the court
house and on his return found that some
cold individual had appropriated it. There
is no clue to the thief.
I ,* i
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—Chief Engineer Haven is busy looking
oyer the bids of would he contractors on
the Helena-Marysville section of the
Helena & Northern railroad. The time for
bidding closed on the 30th of December,
and the contract will probably be let in a
—The last element of civilization has
arrived and metropolitan Helena has noth
ing more to sigh for—to-wit, the tin fog
horn or oyster trumpet which the sleigh
ing party tooted last night. There is no
further need of taking government mules
on such excursions.
—One of the social features cf the holi
days was a Scandinavian party it the resi
dence of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Reinig. It
was given New Year's eve, and is remark- ;
able from the fact that none hut Scandi- j
navians were present, the hostess herself j
being of that nationality.
—The public will learn with regret that ;
the accommodating Billy Bishop has de- j
serted his post at the delivery window of (
the post office. Johnny McCabe succeeds j
him in that capacity and David Whaley
has been appointed to fill the vacancy oc
casioned by the transfer.
—The new passenger rates on the Northern :
Pacific went into effect on the first. ;
Tickets to St. Paul can now be purchased j
for $51.15—formerly $60. The rates to ,
! Butte are reduced from $8.30 one way and !
$14 round trip to $6.50 and $11.40. Re- I
j dnetions to other points correspond.
—The Harding murder case, appealed
fiom the Beaverhead county court, will j
come up for hearing in the Supreme Court j
to-morrow. The defendant stands con
victed of murdering the stage driver of the
! Glendale and Melrose stage line and has
been sentenced to the gallows. His coun- j
sei hope to gain a reversal of the judgment ]
and a new trial.
—Jno. W. Buskett returned from the j
East Monday evening.
—Len Lewis, the well known stock man i
of Fort Logan, is at the Cosmopolitan.
—Geo. F. Woolston, the water works 1
man, left New Y'ork for Helena last even
—Wm. Wallace, Jr., County Attorney,
has returned from the East after a brief
—James S. Keerl, chief clerk of the
Surveyor General's office, is expected home
—Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Carter will take
possession of their new residence on the
West Side this week.
—D. C. Corbin came in from the Cœur
d'Alene country yesterday and left for
New York this morning.
—Hon. Hiram Knowles and Hon. J. T.
Baldwin, Butte attorneys attending the
Supreme Court, are at the Cosmopolitan.
—Miss Kathleen Johnson, daughter of
Col. J. A., leaves to-morrow for Boston to
prosecute her art studies at the conserva
—Hon. Stephen DeWolfe, the Butte at
torney, arrived yesterday to attend the
Supreme Court session. He is at the
—Rev. D. J. McMillan, President of the
College of Montana, came over from Deer
Lodge this morning and is stopping at the
—Daniel W. Fisk, of the Herald, ac
companied by Mrs. Fisk, left this P. M. for
Salt Lake City to visit for a short time Mr.
and Mrs. O. J. Salisbury.
—The Misses Browning and Buckley,
fair visitors from the west coast, have re
turned to Helena and will be the gnests of
Col. and Mrs. Sanders for a few days.
—Lieut. F. F. Fremont, of the Third
Infantry, arrived from Fort Missoula this
morning, accompanied by his estimable
wife. They have taken rooms at the
—Col. E. A. Kreidler, a lawyer and in
surance man of Miles City, and one of the
Montana aides de camp on the staff of the
Commander-in-Chief G. A. R., is a guest at
— F. C. Gentsch, of Salt Lake, western
manager of the Pacific Exress Co., spent
yesterday in Helena, arranging the closing
np of the company's office in this city. He
departed this afterrnoon.
—At the Grand Central : John H. Cur
tis, D. J. Hennesey, W. W. Dixon, A. C.
Newill, John F. Forbis, Jno. Scallon,
Butte ; F. D. Cooper, Eagle Rock ; J. F.
Taylor, Choteau ; J. R. Weston, Townsend;
R. S. Kelly, Deer Lodge.
—The Merchants Hotel register shows
the following guests : Robert B. Smith,
Thomas E. Jones, Dillon : J. B. McMasters,
p J ' *?'
McCreary JL H. Norton, Geo. Haldorn, J. ,
£ ^ aT19 > P>ozeman • Hear 7 L - Blake, Red ;
" luü *
—L. O. Leonard, editor and proprietor
of the Anaconda Bevieic, made a fiying
trip to the Capital yesterday, coming over
on the morning train and departing in the
afternoon. He will return in the inter
ests of his paper when the legislature
—John E. O'Connor is in receipt of a
paper announcing that his young brother
William, a lad of 16 studying at Phillips'
Academy at Exeter, N. H., has taken the
prize of $140 offered for the best record of
proficiency by the faculty of that institu
tion. There were nearly 300 hoys at the
academy, and yonng O'Connor surpassed all
The Supreme Court convened this morn
ing at 10 o'clock, with a fall bench present.
The docket was read and a few mure cases
were assigned for hearing. Among them is
the appeal in the case of Wm. Davenport
et al vs. T. H. Kleinschmidt, Mayor, et al.,
the very much known water works case.
This is to be heard on Wednesday, the
12th inst., to-morrow week, when the three
Associate Judges will be called upon to
either affirm, reverse or modify the mem
! orable decision of Judge Wade upon this
Tuesday, the 11th will be signalized by
the hearing of the famous Butte townsite
cases. James A. Murray against Thornton
and others—thirty-one cases in all.
This morning Judge Wade delivered an
opinion affirming the judgment of th«
lower court in the case of the Silver Bow
Connty Commissioners against A. J. Davis.
This was a suit brought by the county to
recover an amount of $1,560, which the
county claimed as taxes upon shares held
by Mr. Davis in the stock of the Batte
First National Bank. The District Court
decided against the defendant, who then
! appealed. The appellant claimed that the
statute did not provide for the taxation of
national bank stock in the Territories, but
the Supreme Court intemreted the law
differently and affirmed the former decis
sion with costs.
The case of the Territory ex rcl. W. C.
Morris vs. R. H. llowey, the school trus
over-______ _ ...______ _____________
ma tter, decided in favor of the defend
ant at the last term of the District Court,
has been appealed by the plaintiffs and
will be heard at this term.
The full complement of Judges presided
at the session of the Supreme Court this
morning. The following decisions were
Beck vs. Beck et al ; judgment affirmed
with costs: opinion liy Bach, Associate
Daniel M. Mclntosü vs. Wm. S. Hurst;
jndgment affirmed ; opinion by Bach, As
Montana Railway Co. vs. Chas. S. War
ren et al.; judgment affirmed ; opinion by
Bach, Associate Justice, Wade, Chief Jus
Silver Bow M. & M. Co. vs. Thos. M.
Lowry; judgment affirmed; opinion by
McLeary, Associate Justice.
Mary E. Beck vs. Alonzo M. Beck ; judg
ment affirmed : opinion by Wade, Chief
T. C. Power & Bro. vs. First National
Bank of Fort Benton ; j ndgment reversed ;
opinion by McLeary, Associate Justice.
Adjourned until 10 a. m. to-morrow.
ASSIGNMENT OF C AUSES.
The following assignments for hearing
have been made :
Parrtt vs. Scott, Thursday January 6.
U. S. vs. Williams et al . Thursday Jan
Hederick vs. Poutet Thursday Jan
Territory vs. Harding, Thursday
U. S. vs. N. P. R. It. Co., Friday
Chevrier vs. Robert, Saturday, January 8.
Lindley vs. Davis, Saturday January 8.
Davis vs. Frederick, Saturday January 8.
Renshaw vs. Switzer, Saturday Jan
Fee vs. Swingley, Saturday January 8.
Stevens G. & S. M. Co. vs. Mills, Monday
U. S. vs. Power, Monday January 10.
People vs. Howey, Friday January 7.
Chadwick vs. Chadwick, Monday Jan
Story vs. Maclay, Tuesday January 11.
Murray vs. Dual, Tuesday January 11.
Territory vs. O'Brien, Wednesday Jan
Kleinschmidt vs. Davenport, Wednesday
Territory vs. Rehherg, Wednesday Jan
Montana National bank vs. Schmidt
Saturday January 15.
Starr vs. Gregory Con. M'g Co., (2 cases)
Monday January 17.
The Overland Monthly for January con
tains the opening chapters of a new serial,
"Puntacooset Colony," by Leonard Kip.
The story is a strong one. The scene is
laid in the Sierras daring the '49 days. A
vivid picture of mining life and times is
presented, perhaps,^in accuracy and truth
fulness, exceeding anything yet written.
The quaint name suggestive of the New
England coast, is taken from the little
Maine settlement whence most of the chil
dren came. Pnntacooset Colony ahonnds in
fine descriptive passages : that in which
gold is discovered, the secret of the dis
covery made through the blunder of Ohio's
Pride, and the immediate rush to the new
mines forms an exceptionally interesting
and well written chapter. W. J. Corbet,
member of Parliament and a Parnellite,
contributes in "Is Ireland a Nation ?" a
thorough and exhaustive treatise on the
results of British government in the
smaller isle. Another installment of
"Chata and Chinita," by Mrs. Louise
Palmer Heaven, describes interesting
features in the peasant life of Mexico.
Jonas Lee forms a beautiful little sketch
from the other side of the Rockies. "In
the Sleepy Hollow Country," S. N. Sheri
dan's bright and picturesque novelette of
life in Southern California among native
Californians and Americans is concluded.
"Reminiscences of Early Days in Trini
ty" is a well written descriptive article of
mining times in that famous connty. I
Warren Olney, on "Irrigation," deals with j
his subject in a plain and forcible manner.
Reviews, editorials, poetry, and the
usual shorter articles complete the num
The A. T. Stewart Estate.
New York, January 4.—The case of
Sarah Branagh against Wm. P. Smith, the
former coachman of the late A. T. Stewart,
has been pending in the U. S. Circuit Court
for months. The plaintiff' is Irish and
claims to be sole heir to the Stewart es
tate. B. F. Butler is her counsel. It is
claimed that Mrs. A. T. Stewart gave the
house on 35th street to Smith in return for
his signing Stewart's name to a paper
which was probated as his will. The plain
tiff claims to have a number of letters from
Stewart proving her relationship. She
brought an action for Smith's ejectment
from the 35th street house. Her amended
complaint of September 29, 1886, shows
that Stewart died intestate April 10,1876 ;
that plaintiff is heir and next of kin of
said Stewart ; that defendant is in posses
ion of the premises in question, claiming to
he the owner thereof, adverse to plaintiff.
Defendant demurred to complaint on the
ground that it. failed to state facts consti
tuting cause for action.
Judge Wallace to-day in his decision sus
tains the demnrrer, but gives the plaintiff
an opportunity to amend the complaint
upon the payment of costs.
The First American Newspaper on the
Hubert Howe Bancroft, the Pacific
Coast historian, in his first volume of the
history of Oregon, 1837-1848, lately pub
lished. presents ns with an interesting ac
count of the first American newspaper on
the Pacific Coast of America. There had
been a sjuall press in Calitornia since 1834,
bat no newspaper was published until after
the American conquest, or August, 1846,
six months after the publication ot the
Oregon newspaper. The Oregon Spectator,
as it was called, was a semi-monthly jour
nal of four pages, 15 by 11 inches in size,
containing four columns each, printed in
clear type and a tasteful style by John
Fleming, a practical printer, and an immi
grant of 1844. The paper was first edited
by the president of the Oregon Printing
Association, W. G. T'Vault, after whom
several other editors were employed and
removed in quick succession for holding
1 ? e
British merchants. T'Yault was dismissed
"* ** A ~ e '- r ~~ u ~ : 1 1 :
the association. The general aim of the
Spectator was, while advocating good mor
als, temperance and education, to pursue
the Hudson Bay Company with unremit
ting, if often covert, hostility, and in this
respect it might be considered the organ of
the American merchant class against the
at the end of ten weeks for being too leni
ent. H. A. G. Lee then issued nine num
bers, and was dismissed for publishing
some articles reflecting with good reason
on the course of the American merchants
towards the colonists, and several numbers
appeared without any ostensible editor,
when in October, 1846, Geo. L. Curry, an
immigrant of that year, took the chair.
He pursued the plan of allowing both
sides a fair hearing, and after successfully
conducting the paper a longer time than
any of his predecessors, was dismissed for
publishing some resolutions of the House
of Representatives of 1849, reflecting on
the Methodist candidate for the important
office of Oregon delegate to Congress. He
was succeeded by A. E. Wait, and subse
quently by Wilson Blair. In 1850 the
paper and press were sold to Robert Moore,
who employed Blair for a time to edit it,
hut displaced him by J. D. Schneblev, who
soon became proprietor and associated with
himself C. P. Culver as editor.
In March, 1854, the paper was again
i sold to C. L. Goodrich, and by him discon
tinned in 1855. It was published semi
monthly until September, 1K50, when it
chaiged to a weekly, and was printed on
one of Hoe s Washington presses. The
first printer, John Fleming, went from
Ohio to Oregon in 1845, and continued to
reside in Oregon City till the time of his
death, December, 2, 1872, at the age of 78
years. He left a family in Ohio, to whom
he never returned. He was esteemed in
his adopted home as an honorable and ex
emplary man. He was appointed post
master in 1856. Associated with Fleming
for a time was T. F. McElroy, who after
Fleming retired from business formed with
C. W. Smith a partnership as printers
and publishers. These were succeeded
in the publishing department by T. D.
Watson and G. D. R. Boyd, and they by
Boyd alone. Having outlived the colonial
times and seen Oregon City dwindle from
the first town in Oregon to the rank of
second or third, the press and material of
the Spectator was taken to Rosebury,
Oregon, to start a paper at that place, and
finally to Eugene City, where it remains.
The type and material were carried to
Portland to be used iu the publication of
the Daily Union for a short time, after
which it was taken to Astoria, where was
printed on it the Marine Gazette, in which
Gray's "History of Oregon" first appeared.
On the termination of that journal what
was lett of the material of the Spectator
was taken back to Oregon City. The
general news chronicle in the Spectator was
usually at least six months old, and was
obtained from papers brought out by the
annual immigrations, from the Sandwich
Island papers brought over in chance sail
ing vessels, or through the correspondence
and mail of the fur company, which ar
rived once or twice a year, overland from
Canada, or by the annual vessel from Eng
land. Bat the intelligence convened was
read as eagerly as if the events had just
transpired, and by the extracts published
it is easy to gather what kind of news was
ceesidered most important.
f* Examine the Mater.
Since the complaints of last week a bet
ter quality of water has gurgled through
the east side mains. It is clearer, and the
taste and smell have improved materially.
With this change for the better comes the
announcement that the Health Board will
make an examination and report. We
hope the members will undertake and
carry through a complete and thorough in
vestigation and give the public, without
fear or favor, the conclusions they may
reach in the matter Will they find out,
too, if ascertainable, the source of the
recent nauseous dose, which was next in
offensiveness to the worm delnge of a few
months back ? In the face of the then
ocular and other tangible proofs of defile
ment the Board had the nerve to say that
the water supply was a nuisance.
The Only Way to Conquer Dynpepula
It is perfectly preposterous to introduce pepsin
and other artificial solvents into the stomach, in
the expectation that they will assist digestion by
actiRg on tlie food Itself. They will not. Nor is
it possible thus to overcome dyspepsia. The only
way to conquer that disorder, and prevent the
numerous diseases and disabilities which it as
suredlv provokes, is to renew the activity of gas
trie action by strengthening the stomach. Hos
tetter's Stomach Bitters eradicates the most in
yeterate forms of indigestion by restoring vital
ity to the alimentary organs, and those which
are tributary to them. The liver, the bowels, the
kidneys and the nerves, no less than tlie stom
ach, experience the invigorative effects ofthat
standard tonic, which possesses alterative prop
erties that greatly enhance its beneficial Influ
ence, and give permanence to its effects which
they would not otherwise possess.
How to Form a Good New Year's Homo*
No one who reads this need err wilfully if be
will only recollect that on Tuesday, January 11,
1887, the -With Grand Drawing of the Louisiana
State Lottery will take place, when $535,000 w ill
!>• scattered in prizes. Any information can tie
had on application to M. A. Dauphin, New Or
leans, La. The enlarged plans of the distribu
tion will afiord much gratification to manv seek
ers after fortune. But do not forget to apply be
fore January 11th.
When Eahy was »ick, w# 'arc hsrCastsria.
When sh» «r.u a Child, she cried for Castorja,
When sU* became Miss, she clung to Casteria.
When sn« had Children she gave them Castoria,
4\ ALTERS—MANLOYK.—At the residence of
the bride's parent», near 1'rickly Leur Junction,
on Sunday afternoon, January 2d, D87, by Re\.
K. E. Smith. Mr. Harry M. Walters, of Jefferson
City, and Miss Eva Manlove,
McKAY.—In Helena, January 4th, 18*7, L
Wife cf Geo. E. McKay, a son.
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