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LOCAL NEWS
From the Dfcllv Herald of May !«•
Ill VERS OF THE FAXT RANCH.
X Syndicate ot Northern Pacific and
Helena Parties—Other Ac
qui sit ions in Prospect.
Notwithstanding the desires of the
parties interested it has leaked out who
the real purchasers of the Fant ranch are,
although their designs in acquiring the
property, if otherwise than speculatory,
are as vet unrevealed. As stated by the
Herald Saturday. Harry W. Child
Itought the ground as trustee for unknown
parties. These unknown parties are no
longer such and the Herald is convinced
that the following gentlemen are the pur
chasers :
T. F. Oakes, Vice i'resident and General
Manager of the Northern Pacific; N. C.
Thrall, his private secretary ; J. T. Odell,
assistant general manager of the eastern
divisions of the road ; F. I). Lettens, a
lawyer and capitalist of New York, and
the following Helena parties: H. W.
Child, F. D. Edgerton,S. S. Huntley and E.
W. Bach.
The Hekai.d is also informed that J. M.
Hannaford, general traffic manager of the
Northern Pacific, and J. M. Buckley, as
sistant general manager of the western
divisions of the same road, are also con
cerned in the deal and may he considered
as among the actual purchasers.
Various rumors are alloat as to the ob
ject of the purchase. One opinion is that
surrounding property will be acquired and
the whole utilized for a grand driving and
racing park. Another that the land will
be improved and held for city uses as a
suburban addition, while not a few think
that the vast water supply on the ground
points unmistakeahly at either water works
or some mammoth mining or manufactur
ing plant. Conjecture is plenty, hut facts
few. However, the purchasers will make
their first move in building a tine road to
and through the land and will no doubt
purchase more ground in the vicinity. It
is stated that Peter Kessler has been of
fered $20,000 for his ranch, adjoining the
recent purchase and that a tender of $200
per acre has beeu made to G. Benedict for
his ran.h. next to the fair grounds—pre
sumably by the purchasers of the Faut
ranch.
MEMORIAE DAY.
Designation of Grand Army Com
mittees.
At the fortnightly meeting of Wadsworth
Post No. 3, G. A. If., held Fridav evening
May Pith. Post C ommander J. G. .Sanders
appointed as a Committee of Arrangements
lor Memorial I)ay the tollowing comrades:
Boss Beegan.T. P. Fuller. If. F. Fisk, lfich
ard Hobaek, L. W. Spencer, Geo. W. Shaw,
C. B. Donaldson.
The Committee of Arrangements met ou
Saturday evening and named the following
committees:
r lowers and decorations.
<,eo. W. Shaw, Bichard Hobaek, C. L.
Howard, C. B. Newberry, and Mesdames
F. P. Sterling. R. F. Fisk, J. G. Sanders. L.
W. Spencer, T, P. Fuller, B. C. Wallace,
Boss Deegau, W. Y. Simonton, W. CB Preu
îtt, W. F. Sunders, Martin Maginnis, H. S.
Howell, George White. B. A. Craig, C. L.
Howard, B. F. Potts, T. H. Kleinscbmidt,
Adolph Fasel le, Geo. W. Shaw. D. W. Fisk,
John Motfitt, Wm. Sims, J. J. ifohrbaugb,
A. H. Priest.
Music. —H. C. Yaeger, Boss Beegan. K.
F. Fisk.
Finance.—W. G. Preuitt, T. P. Fuller, R.
C. Wallace. J. CB Sanders.
Carriages. —Geo. H. Piatt, L. W. Spencer.
Graves.—R. C. Walker, C. B. BonaldsoD,
W. F. Wheeler.
Decorating Graves.—R. A. Craig, F. P.
Sterling, A. T. Newberry.
Decorating Hail. —Geo. W. White, A. J.
Fisk, Fred. L. King, Walter Scott.
The general committee will hold a second
sessiou on Saturday evening next, at the
office of Geo. W. Shaw, Masonic building,
on which occasion the chairmen of the sev
eral sub-committees are requested to he
present prepared to report progress.
(.rand Lodge, 14. of P.
The third auuual sessiou of the Grand
Lodge, Knights of Pythias, meets at Butte j
to-moirow aud will continue during the :
week. A large delegation from Helena j
and other points will attend and the fol- !
lowing members of the order will leave to- '
night lor the scene: L. A. Walker, Grand
Chancellor, T. H. Kleinschmidt, P. G. C., j
C. K. Cole, Supreme Representative, Jacob
Loeb, representative, and E. W. Knight—
all of Myrtle Lodge No. 3, of Helena—and
the following from eastern points : F. H.
Talcott, Chas. B. Woods, Livingston ; A. H.
Snedtiger, C. T. Whitney and F. K. Davis,
Miles City, others from Billings, Wi .kes,
I >eer Lodge and Missoula are expected
aud the attendance, it is thought, will be
large and representative.
A Pack of Hounds.
A pack of coursing hounds, seveu iu uum
her, attracted much attention in Helena
yesterday. The dogs were l»ought in Col- :
orado at a cost of $300 aud shipped from
Denver by the Union Pacific route. The
breed is a cross between the stag andfrgrey
hound, and in the chase add strength and !
staying qualities to speed. They are the
property of the Sun River Range Company, j
and are to he tested as exterminators of
wolf and cayote. A. L. Ulm, manager of
the Fort Shaw Cattle Company, received
the dogs and with the pack in charge left !
tor the North this morning.
.luck Young to be Married.
Cards have been received in the city an
nouncing the approaching marriage of Mr.
John W. Young, formerly a resident of
Helena and store keeper for the Muir Bros,
at the Mullan tunnel. The ceremony will
take place in l.eadville, Colorado, on the
2.->tk inst. The bride elect is a Miss Birdie
Mater, daughter of a wealthy merchant of
Leadville. "Jack's" host of friends in Hel
ena and Montana will wish him joy and
happiness in perpetuo over this epoch in his
life.
Tunnel Progress.
Notwithstanding the obstacles to fast
work offered in the Montana Central tun
nel at Wickes by soft rock and the neces
sity of continual timbering, the contractors
are making good headway. Last week
they averaged six feet a day, timbering
and all, and the great bore is now advanced
ninety feet from the north portal near
A\ ickes. This is phenomenal progress
considering the character of the ground,
anil heats the record made in the first days
of construction of the Mullan tunnel. The
heading indicates that the rock is growing
harder, and the contractors hope soon to
encounter ground of sufficient solidity to
make timbering unnecessary.
From the Dativ Herald of May IT.
GRANITE MOUNTAIN.
Director Ramsay Transfers a Large
Block of Stock.
The Globe-Demoerut, of the 13th, chron
icles the sale by Moses Rumsey, on Thurs
day last, of 31,700 shares of Granite Mount
ain, representing, at the market price of the
day, $1,701,000. Mr. Rumsey is one of the
directors and largest stockholders of the
company and the transaction, which in
volved the transfer of his entire holding in
the stock, occasioned a vast amount of
speculative discussion in St. Louis. The
most that is known is that the whole block
of stock was transferred to E. G S. White,
of Detroit, Mich., a brother-in-law of Ram
sey's. To account for the matter the sim
ple explanation is stated that Rumsey is
about to go to Europe, and probably for
reasons best known to himself, didn't care
to have the stock remain in his name while
abroad. The transaction necessitates the
resignation of Mr. Rumsey from the board
of directors. The stockholders and friends
of the company deny with a laugh that the
transfer will have any bearish effect upon
the stock or cause a decline from the mar
ket price of the day, which was $60.
TWENTY-ONE MILES A WEEK.
The Manitoba Coming West with
Giant Strides.
Col. Broadwater, President of the Mon
tana Central, has received the following
dispatch from J. M. Egan, of St. Paul :
"Over 21 miles of track were laid last
week ou the Montana extension of the
Manitoba, though construction was de
layed part of the time by rain. Every
thing is progressing favorably. The track
is now 71 miles west of Minot.''
This sort of news will he welcomed by
all Montanians, who hail with increased
delight every message telling of the rapid
approach of the Manitoba. The distance
to he covered is not great nor the task for
midable before such determined work, and
if the present rate of construction is kept
up the road will lie completed to Helena
by the first of October.
RIGHT AHEAD.
The Woolston AVater Works to be
Commenced at Once.
Mr. George F. AVoolstou arrived to-day
from the south, and this time he has come
to stay until his system of water works
for Helena, now projected, shall have as
sumed tangible shape. Mr. Woolston, in a
few words to a Heeald reporter, an
nounced his intention of commencing
work at ouce and prosecuting it vigorously
until the plant is completed and the water
flowing through the mains for the supply
of hundreds of homes now awaiting such
a consummation. From his conversation
the reporter gathered that the preliminary
steps will lie taken at once, and that in
three or four days Helena will see active
work in {rogress on the new water works'
"Where is Woolston?''
The above inquiry, so often propounded
by the Independent, is answered iu our
personal column to-day. Mr. Woolston
has arrived and is stopping at the Grand
Central, where the morniDg paper's
interviewer can no doubt find him.
Doubting Thomases can even shake hands
with him. if so deposed.
I nfoiindcd Humor.
No sooner did Mr. Woolston set foot on
Helena soil today than reports were in
dustriously circulated to the effect that he
had formed a "combine' with the old
water companies and that they would pull
together in constructing new water works
for Heleua. The Herald is authorized to
deny the statement in tolo by advices from
an authoritative source. Mr. Woolston,
having been "euchred " on his first fran
chise now proposes to call for his "part
ner's best" (the support of the citizens)
and "go it alone."
It Made Him '1 ired.
Geo. Piatt and a balky horse were the
centres of attraction on Edwards street
this morning. George wanted to drive to
the stable hut the horse took auother view
of the matter and concluded he would
rather remain on the street. The driver
coaxed, pleaded and whipped in turns but
the obstinate animal refused to budge.
Then he got back in the buggy to await
the pleasure of the stubborn beast. The
sidewalks soon filled with people, each of
whom felt called upon to offer George a
piece of advice as to the best method "to
make him go." Some suggested blinding,
others a head stall, w hile not a few hinted
that a tiie built under him would
doubtless induce the balky steed to move
his pegs. Finally after the patience and
expedients of the crowd were alike ex
hausted the animal concluded that he had
fully demonstrated the utter inability of
his human friends to force him into doing
a thing against his will, and so, with an
air of conscious pride, he exercised his
powers of locomotion and allowed himself
to he driven quietly to the stable, after
resisting all overtures for fully a half
hour. The patience of his driver finally
conquered him.
Building Improvements.
A brick and stone block, 90 by 40 feet,
two stories and basement, is about to he
built on the vacant lot corner of Wall and
Clore streets by the owner, Martin M. Hol
ter. who has the working plans in prepara
tion. The purpose of Mr. Holter is to erect
a handsome and substantial business struc
ture with modern frontages and openings
adapted to both streets. The cost of the
building will he between $12,000 and $15,
000 .
The First National Bank property, cor
ner of Main and Wall streets, will undergo
important improvements this summer. The
recent purchaser, J. Karatofsky, (Uncle
Sam), who intends to occupy the street
floor with his own business, has plans for a
full second and mansard roof floors, togeth
er with a very attractive modern front of
iron and plate glass. The ground in the
rear is also to be built upon to correspond
with the rest of the block. It is estimated
that the leasing of rooms and apartments
will bring Uncle Sam $2<*0 a month.
Moves in Real Estate.
As intimated by the Herald yesterday,
movements are on foot in land circles look
ing to the purchase of the Kessler and
Benedict properties in the valley. It is
now stated on good authority that Mr.
Kessler has bonded his ranch and
and yesterday received $5,000 on the bond,
which, if true, is equivalent to a sale. It
is likewise reported to-day that Mr. Bene
dict has sold his place, though the rumor
cannot be fully substantiated at this
writing. The purchasers are presumed to
be the same parties who bought the Fant
ranch. ___ u _______
More than $3,000,000 a Year.
The Granite Mountain output for the
month of April is stated at $390,000. This
is at the rate of nearly three and a quarter
millions of dollars a year. There is now
no silver mine in the world showing as
large a product as this Montana bonanza.
From the Dallv Herald of May 18.
MEETING OF SCHOOL BOARD.
Appointment and Assignment of
Teachers for the Ensuing Year.
An adjourned meeting of the School
Board of this district was held last night
at the office of Bullard & Barbour. Pres
ent, the full board, Messrs. Howey, Ballard
and Craven. The following business was ,
transacted :
Professor Howard was authorized to pro- ;
care diplomas and programmes for the
coming commencement exercises at the !
high school.
By unanimous vote the following corps
of teachers were appointed for the ensni ng j
year and assigned as noted :
FIRST WARD.
Miss Anna M. Woodruff, room No. 1.
Miss Olive R. Jones, room No. 2.
FIFTH WARD.
Miss M. H. Bohn, room No. 1.
Miss Emma Hoover, room No. 2.
Miss Edith Mackey, room No. 3.
SIXTH WARD.
Miss Minnie Riefenrath, room No. 1.
SEVENTH WARD.
Miss Fannie Allen, room No. 1.
Miss Louise F. Man, room No. 2.
( ENTRAI. BUILDING.
Mrs. M. A. Howard, room No. 1.
Miss Mary Scannell, room No. 2.
Mrs. Nellie L. Groshon, room No. 4.
Miss L. A. Shiell, room No. 7.
The above mentioned teachers have been
engaged the past year and were all reap
pointed, with the exception of Mrs. How
ard, who continues over, having been
elected a year ago for two years.
Prof. E. A. Carleton was reelected princi
pal of the high school and Mrs. M. S. Cum
mings, his assistant, was also reelected to
that position.
Prof. C. L. Howard continues, by his
previous election, as City Superintendent
of public schools.
The following new teachers were also
appointed :
Miss Ella L. Knowles, of Salt Lake City,
room No. 6, Central building.
Miss Lassie Williamson, of Salmon City,
Idaho, room No. 5, Central building.
Mr. C. S. Jackman, Fifth ward, subject
to assignment.
There yet remain a few more teachers
to be appointed and these will be selected
at the next meeting of the Board.
The following resolution was unani
mously adopted :
Resolved, That the trustees of Helena
school district No. 1, in reviewing the
school work of the past year, are grati- j
tied with the progress made iu the various
departments, as well iu intellectual
growth as in discipline, and hereby ex
press their appreciation of the labors of
Prof. C. L. Howard and his corps of teach
ers, through whose zealous and well- ;
directed efforts these results have been ac
complished.
The Board adjourned to meet again to
night.
New Academy.
At a meeting of the gentlemen of the
Cathedral congregation yesterday afternoon, i
held at St. Vincent's Academy, the project
the Sisters have in view of building a new
academy was thoroughly discussed. After
talking over the matter the meeting ap
pointed the following gentlemen as an
executive committee: John C. Curtin,
James M. Ryan, R. C. Walker and T. H.
Carter. Major Walker was made secretary
of the committee. This committee will
have full charge of the affair and decide
upon the plans, manner of raising funds,
etc. The project as now outlined contem
plates'» $6U,00U building to he erected in
sections from year to year as the finances
permit. One wing of the new academy |
will be built this seaosn, to cost $20,0000' |
The site selected, we believe, is that ou
Catholic hill now occupied by the present
academy.
Arbor Day.
Arbor Day was to some extent observed
in Helena, the public schools closing at an
early hour aud permitting hundreds of
children to enjoy the bright sunshine and
balmy air of the afternoon. Tree planting
was a secondary feature, owing to the late
i ness of the season. In the Prickly Pear
! valley the day was celebrated by an as- j
semblage of people, including a large Dum
ber of children, at the Goodwin school
house. Trees were provided and nearly a
hundred were planted about the school
grounds, every one of the children partici
pating in the work. The farmers present,
1 with pick and shovel, connected the
grounds with a near water ditch, assuring
; moisture to assist the life and growth of
I the trees. A picnic lunch followed, which
i all enjoyed. The valley folks ask that
i Arbor Day in future be appointed for
! May 1st.
A Tender of the Opera House.
John H. MiDg has generously tendered
to the Grand Army the free use of the
Opera House for Monday evening, May
30th, and there the closing exercises of
Memorial Day will lie celebrated. The in
vitations of Wadsworth Post have been
accepted, and ex-Governor B. Platt Car
penter and Major Martin Maginnis will
deliver the orations. A special committee
will have charge of the decorations and
the Opera House will be handsomely dressed
with fiowers, flags and bunting. The vocal
music for the occasion, under direction of
Mr. Thornburgh, will comprise the best
talent of the Capital City. On Tuesday,
June 1st, Mr. Ming intends to commence
the dismantlement of the Opera House and
start the work of remodeling the entire
sructnre.
The New Opera House.
John Maguire has a force of carpenters
at work to-day fixing up the old skating
rink on Edwards street for an opera house.
A stage is to be put in and the best ar
rangements will be made for the engage
ment of the Bijou Theatre Company to
appear here next week. It will require
pretty quick work, but Mr. Maguire calcu
lates to have the amphitheatre put iu
proper shape to accommodate a large
audience. The arrangements will he bat
temporary and after next week's engage
ment the amphitheatre will undergo ex
tensive improvements which will trans
form it into a regular opera house.
Ming's Opera House.
Jno. H. Ming informs ns that no work
will be done at the Opera House to inter
fere with theatrical or operatic troupes
daring the present and coming week. The
plans and specifications for the new house
are complete, and contractors and
builders will now have an opportunity to
examine them and make their bids. This,
Mr. Ming thinks, will take about two
weeks, so that the work of remodeling
will probably not begin before June 1st.
A Very Lucky California Merchant.
Two portions of a $150,000 lottery prize won
here. One of them it happened was number 66,
551 drew the first capital prize of $150,000 in the
March drawing of The Louisiana State Lottery ;
Joseph Dannenhaum sent for one-tenth of that
amount and received his money through the
London, Parif & American bank of this city.
His firm is well known litre and in San Diego
and Vallejo, where they have stores. Another
holder of a one-tenth received his ti.5.000
through Wells, Fargo A Co's bank of this city,
but his name has not transpired.—San Francisco.
(Cal.) Call. April 6.
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SEMPER FIDELIS.
A Tribute to the Late L. V. Styles
From an Intimate Friend.
To the Editor of the Herald :
Sir :—Permit me, through the columns
of your paper, to pay one last tribute to
the memory of the noble friend whose re
mains are laid at rest to-day.
I had known Lefevre V. Styles for near
ly ten years, and I can say for him that a
truer and more substantial friend I have
never met. "Words cannot express the
sense of gratitude I shall always feel for
the deep and loying loyalty of the com
panion whose words have never failed to
cheer, and whose example and deeds have
ever inspired and animated me. To him
and to his kind interest in my welfare, I
owe that first important step in my career
which many young men have felt to be the
entrance to a better and higher life.
I first knew him when he occupied the
position of vice president and general
manager of the St. Louis Beef Canning Co.,
when his name was known and felt
throughout the commercial and business
circles in the great grocery and provision
district of New York City. I held the
position—and I mention it with aride— of
his private secretary and in that time
gained the insight into those less promi
nent traits of his character which indeli
bly stamp themselves upon the correspond
ence of every man. Shipping large quan
tities of beef to Europe every year, his
agents and correspondents occupied every
commercial port of the continent, and the
range of his usefulness at that time was,
I dare say, beyond the comprehension of
his friends here who have known him only
since the effects of a long and lingering
sickness had consumed the wonderful
powers of his energy and endurance.
I believe I can recall only one instance
when I have heard a murmur of disap
pointment or regret for the loss of his
fortune and the afflictions growing out of
his illness, which all came upon him sud
denly and unexpectedly. He was always
the ' same even, constant friend;
nor was his friendship of that
exacting or querulous nature so often
exhibited by those who have reason
to believe they have rendered valuable
assistance to a fellow being. Ingratitude,
that blackest of sins, was as foreign to his
nature as his unconsciousness of it in others
was preeminent. If his friend seemed to
grow careless or indifferent he never seemed
petulent or morbidly sensitive of it, and
would not believe that a friend of his was
false or insincere towards him. He was
too upright and loyal himself for that. He
was the true friend whom Bacon tells us
is privileged to say and should say that for
us which modesty forbids us sayiDg for
ourselves. In all our long friendship, and
it was close and intimate, never one harsh
ripple marred the even surface of our affec
tion, and I am sure that no day shall ever
come to me that will not be cheered aud
brightened with some memory of his de
votion anil power. The friends in Helena
of Lefevre V. Styles may search their
memories in vain for one whose recollec
tion was more worthy to be cherished than
was that of the kind and generous being
who is laid away to-day. His faith in the
hereafter never wavered, never doubted,
was all sincere. His simplicity in the
smaller things of life was childlike.
Though possessed of rare faculties of mind
and a business experience of which few
men could boast, he never vain-gloriously
believed his opinion better than his humb
lest fellow, and would frequently say that
he was always ready and willing to be ad
vised. I oiler my defensible conviction
that no truer, no purer friend has ever
closed eyes upon this world. The people
of the Territory may rest assured they
have lost one of their most usef ul citizens—
oue who by extensive newspaper corres
pondence had taken steps to lay the foun
dations of Montana's future reputation in
the Fast. The cause of education has lost
a faithful advocate, enterprise its brightest
ornament, religion a liberal benefactor and
devoted follower, and I—I have lost my
best friend.
C. I*. CONNOLLY.
Helena, May 16,18*7.
FROM HELENA TO GREAT FALLS.
The First Steamboat Down the Up
per River.
The Great Falls Tribune of the 14th,
inst says : "The boat is coming !" Such
was the glad news that circulated through
Great Falls on Thursday morning. Peo
ple ran to the windows and balconies to
descry the tiny form ol the "Rose of
Helena," as she rounded the headland and
entered the bay. Many persons hastened
to the river-bank as the Rose gracefully
steamed down the broad Missouri and
moored beside the shore. Bishop Brondel,
Paris Gibson and other leading citizens
gave Judge Hilger a hearty greeting as he
stepped ashore, after this, the first trip
from the Gate of the Mountains to Great
Falls. The public were .invited to ex
amine the craft. Many people hastened
aboard and listened with interest as Judge
Hilger told how the staunch Bose sailed
boldly down the Half-Breed rapids and
then proved her capacity to make the re
turn trip by ascending them again.
"Judge Hilger remained here) until yes
terday, when he sailed homeward. He
intends to make regular trips from Grand
Canyon, where the boat will connect with
a stage for Helena, which is only eighteen
miles distant.''
If the Herald mistakes not this is the
first steamboat that has ever made the en
tire trip from the Helena landing down the
upper Missouri as far as Great Falls. The
route is long and tortuous and the chan
nel beset with rapids and rocks that
makes its navigation not the simplest mat
ter in the world. Still the above is suffi
cient to show that Commodore Hilgers
craft possesses the requisite qualities to
successfully accomplish the journey. Now
that this has been performed the upward
voyage of the little steamer will be re
garded with greater interest, as the return
trip will thoroughly test her capabilities
and demonstrate whether she is of the
proper build and power to successfully
steam up the river against the strong cur
rents and rapids of the upper stream. Her
last year's performance, however, insures
good behavior in this instance and those
who know the boat express the opinion
that she will accomplish the return trip as
successfully as the outward bound voyage.
A Word From a Colored Man.
Editor Herald : I thank you for the
editorial published in the Herald of the
17th. I presume it indirectly refers to an
article published by some crank in the
Independent of a few days ago. The party,
signing himself G. C. S. in the Independent
was so full of misstatements, so perverted,
the truth, so crammed with down-right,
malicious falsehoods, and at the same time
the article was so uncalled for and un
Christian-like, that, to an intelligent mind,
it deserved nothing more nor less than con
temptuous silence.
A COLORED MAN.
Helena, M. T., May 18.
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CITY COUNCIL.
A Franchise Granted for the Incan
descent Electric Light---The
Montana Central Must
Comply with the
Ordinance.
Pursuant to adjournment the City Coun
cil met again last night. Mayor Steele
being absent, President Stedman occupied
the chair.
The City Attorney submitted a written
opinion as to whether the Montana Cen
tral had forfeited its franchise by not com
plying with that provision of the ordi
nance dictating the filing of a plat of its
route through the city with its acceptance
of the franchise. Inasmuch as the ordi
nance, in two separate provisions, required
the railway company to file a written ac
ceptance of the franchise and a map of
the route within thirty days of the pas
sage of the ordinance, the City Attorney
held that compliance with both provisions
was necessary to the full acquirement by
the railway company of the rights granted
in the franchise; and unless both were
complied with the ordinance would not
take effect. The opinion concludes as fol
lows :
"It was obviously the intention of the
Council to grant a liberal franchise to the
company ; and effect can be given to this
purpose without inconvenience or delay by
the passage of an ordinance, after the filing
of a plat of the proposed route within the
city limits, giving the company the right
of way through the streets at the points
indicated upon such plat."
ELECTRIC FRANCHISE GRANTED.
Fsler, Lysinger & Co. were granted a
franchise to construct works and maintain
a system of arc and incandescent electric
lights in the city. The franchise extends
over a term of twenty years. Work is to
begin within 30 days and the works are to be
in operation and lights in use by the first of
November, 1887. To take effect the fran
chise must be accepted by the grantees j
within live days by an instrument in |
writing.
MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS.
The committee on streets and alleys j
recommended the grading of portions of j
South Kodney street and the appropriation
of $150 therefor. I Iso the grading of Sixth
avenue, appropria - ing a similar amount.
Both reports carried.
The committee on ordinances were di- ;
rected to so amend the ordinance relating
to stray pups as to provide for a dog
catcher and killer, the said d. c. and k. to
receive $75 per month during his term ot ;
office, which is limited to three months;
also to regulate the method of extinguish- j
ing canine life in such cases.
Here a debate ensued as to the most ex- j
peditious, least expensive and least inbu- '
man mode of killing dogs, which finally
ended in a suggestion to leave the method
of execution discretionary with the City
Marshal.
The amount of $44.50 was refunded to
Thos. Crosby—the same having been paid
by him to the city for a license to conduct
a "stud poker" game, now prohibited by an
act of the legislature.
The committee on sewerage having re
ported finding it impracticable to clear the ;
streets and alleys of filth and rubbish, as
recommended by the Board of Health, the j
City Marshal was instructed to notify all
persons to remove rubbish, offal and ma- j
mire from their premises, all to lie dumped
on a common ground. There being as yet
no public site, a committee consisting of
Aldermen Wallace and Hobaek was ap
pointed to select a suitable dumping place
and report their action thereon at the next
meeting.
A petition asking for the grading of por
tions of Blake street was referred to the !
committee on streets.
The committee on lights was handed for
action a request for an electric lamp to be
placed at the eastern confines of Broadway.
The petition of north side citizens pray
iDg for the grading of Warren street, from
the Central school house to Helena avenue,
and the laying of sidewalks thereon, was
referred to the committee on streets and
alleys.
Messrs. Galen and Zeigler were refused
permission to raise and rebuild their stable
on Edwards street, for the reason that the
structure would he contrary to the permit
or fire ordinances.
The tax levy as already fixed was
amended by making the fire department
quota three mills and the street tax one
mill. The total of seven and one-half
mills remains the same.
The City Engineer was authorized to
send the new city map East for lithograph
ing.
The Fire Marshal was instructed to ap
point a driver for the extra hose cart at a
salary of $75 per month, the appointment
to be subject to confirmation by the
Council.
Adjourned until Monday evening at 7:30
o'clock.
WOOLSTON'S WORK.
What he Did iu Socorro---Material
Purchased for the Helena Plant.
As an explanation of Mr. Woolston's
absence and the matter that kept him
busy while away the Herald is informed
that since he left Helena he has constructed
a complete system of water works at So
corro, New Mexico, and received payment
in full for the same. That his efforts were
appreciated there and his works satisfac
tory, the following copy of a letter now in
his possession will show :
Council Chambers |
of the City of Socorro, r
Socorro, N. M., May 12, 1887. J
To Geo. F. Woolston, Esti :
Dear Si i :— At a meeting of the City
Council, held this date, the following reso
tion was passed :
Resolved, That this City Council tender
its vote of thanks to Mr. George F. Wools
ton for the satisfactory and efficient man
ner in which the water works have been
constructed by Mr. Woolston ; and be it
further
Resolved, That this motion be spread
upon the minutes of the City Council of
the City ot Socoro and a copy of the same
be given to Mr. Woolston.
Respectfully yours,
J. F. TOWLE, City Clerk.
MATERIAL PURCHASED.
Mr. Woolston informed the Herald to
day that he had already purchased the
pipes and machinery for the Helena water
works, which will be shipped as soon as
the trenches are dag and the streets and
site of works ready to receive them.
A Hearty Welcome.
A cordial, hearty greeting everywhere
meets Mr. Woolston. The whole city,
pretty much, have been shaking hands
with him yesterday and to-day. The
monopoly organ has worked for its masters
untiringly these several weeeks, snapping
its ineffectual rage at the "audacious in
truder" every day of his absence. This
vicious spirit of the organ has served to
multiply the friends of Mr. Woolston and
few indeed of the people of Helena can
now be reckoned as hostile in feeling to
him and his water works enterprise. Wel
come, say we all, to Woolston and water.
PERSONAL.
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—Major Chas. S. Warren, of Butte, is a
the Cosmopolitan.
—Dr. Ernest Crutcher, ot Choteau, is at
the Grand Central.
—Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Wallace, of Butte,
are at the Grand Central.
—Hon. Con Kohrs, the Deer Lodge stock
man, is visiting the Capital.
—Matt McGnirk, mine host of the Sum
mit House, is in from Wickes.
—Mr. and Mrs. Enoch Hodgson, of Boze
man are at the Grand Central.
— D. S. Murray came over from Butte
to-day on telephonic business.
—Ex-Sheriff Sullivan, of Silver Bow
county, is at the Cosmopolitan.
—Frank D. Brown, editor of the Philips
bnrgh Mail, is at the Cosmopolitan.
— G. W. Bird, traveling auditor of the
Northern Pacific, is at the Merchants.
—Dr. William Parberry, of White Sul
phur Springs, is visiting the Capital.
— B. R. Sherman, of Meagher county,
came in from White Sulphur Springs yes
terday.
—Monroe Salisbnrv has ret imed from a
trip to Boulder and is again at the Grand
Central.
—Monroe Salisbury, of San Francisco,
the well known stage man, is at the Grand
Central.
—Richard Swarbrick, one of Boulder val
ley's contingent of ranchmen and stock
growers, is visiting in the city.
—The Grand Central register contains
the autographs of Ulm, Nicholson and oth
ers,, in from the prosperous miuing camp
of Flkhorn.
—John W. Plummer, superintendent of
the Granite Mountain mine, came in from
Philipsburg this morning, and is at the
Cosmopolitan.
—Geo. F. Perkins, of the First National
Bank, to-day received the sad intelligence
of the death of his father, which occurred
yesterday in Paris.
—Mr. Fred. D. Chamberlin, representing
the Edison Electric Light Co., of New
York City, is in Helena and can be found
at the Cosmopolitan Hotel.
—A. B. Denbo, one of Assayer Braden's
staff in the government office, left this
morning tor his home in Indiana, where
his mother lies dangerously ill.
—George F. Woolston, the water works
rustler, in propria persona, alive and in the
flesh, arrived in Helena this afternoon.
Will the Independent please copy ?
—A telegram from Geo. F. Woolston, the
water works man, states that he left Salt
Lake for Helena this morning. He will
arrive on the noon train to-morrow.
—Ray Boulter, of St. Cloud, Minn.,
formerly with the Western Union here,
has returned after a year's absence to re
sume his operator's chair in the Helena
office.
— W. D. Smith, after spending the win
ter amid the orange groves and flowers of
Southern California, has returned to his
mountain home. He makes his residence
at the Merchants.
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—Col. G.G. Hunt, of the Tenth Infantry,
U. S. A., arrived from Fort Assinaboine,
yesterday en route to take command of a
post in Arizona. He will remain in Hel
ena a few days before going South.
—Misses Claudia and Ada Wildman. two
young ladies of Point Isabel, Texas, ar
rived in the city a few days ago on a visit
to their unde, Postmaster Curtis. They
will be his guests during the summer.
—Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Miller, of St. Paul,
are at the Merchants. Mr. Miller comes to
open a Territorial agency for the well
known St. Paul house of Beaupre, Keogh
& Co., wholesale grocers, and will make
Helena his headquarters.
—General John R. Brooke, of the Third
Infantry, commandant at Fort Shaw, ar
rived at the Cosmopolitan yesterday, ac
companied by his wife. Mrs. Brooke left
this morning for the Fast and the General
will return to Fort Shaw after spending a
few days in Helena.
—Major W. H. Eckels, Paymaster U. S.
A., and son, C. B. Eckles, arrived from the
West this morning. The Major has just
paid off at Fort Missoula and will soon
commence the tour of the other posts in
this district. While in the city he will he
the guest of Col. Bird.
—Thomas E. Brady, attorney at law, left
yesterday for Great Falls, where he will
establish himself in the practice of his pro
fession. Mr. Brady is a highly educated
and able young barrister, equipped with
natural talent well cultivated and business
capabilities that promise a bright career in
the legal arena. The Herald's wishes for
his success j accompany him to bis new
home.
—Dr. J. P. Welch, a noted mining expert
from New York, spent yesterday at the
Grand Central and departed this morning.
Dr. Welch has recently examined the
Ramshorn—Beardsley mine, in Idaho, the
property of O. J. Salisbury and others, and
is lavish in praises of that bonanza. He
thinks it a grand possession and one out of
which its owners will reap fortunes.
— Col. G. G. Hunt, now in the city, has
j ust been promoted io a Lien tenant Colonelcy
in the Tenth Cavalry, yesterday's state
ment that he was an infantry officer being
a mistake. Colonel Hnnt was formerly
Major of the First Cavalry, and has been
stationed successively at Forts Eliis and
Assinaboine. He is a brother of Mrs.
General Geo. Gibson, well known in Hel
ena. The Colonel leaves to-morrow to
take command of his regiment, now sta
tioned in Arizona.
Will be Asked to Bridge.
The old county road to the valley, lead
ing down Last Chance gulch, was cut
through by the Northern Pacific road when
it came through, and now the proposed
switch running up town will again cat the
road. The Montana Central is now cat
ting through the hill, and for a time travel
to and from the valley will have to go by
way of the depot—a number of blocks out
of the way. The Montana Central has
signified its willingness to bridge their
track as soon as their cat is completed,
and the Northern Pacific will doubtless do
the same as soon as requested to do so by
the County Commissioners. The property
owners will pat the road in excellent shape
and then the entire travel to the valley
will go that way, for all crossing of rail
road tracks and blockading by freight
trains will be obviated. These bridges will
be money well expended by the railroad
companies, for all accidents in railroad
crossings will be avoided.
Can't It be Remedied?
A number of families in the neighbor
hood of the assay office have complained
to the Herald of the noise made by the
escape pipe of the gas engine used in that
office. To a nervous person the whack,
whack, whack is almost unendurable. Gas
engines are not in the habit of acting so
badly, and for the sake of the families liv
ing within a radius of two blocks of the
assay office we trust Mr. Braden will devise
some means to stop the noise.
TOWN AND TERRITORY.
—Four Argent Types for $1.50 at Want/
&. Keller's new studio.
—The Lewistown post office has been
made a second-class money order office.
—The finest Photos in the city at Wantz
& Keller's new studio.
—Elaborate exercises were performed iu
Missoula yesterday by the teachers aud
pupils of the public schools in observance
Arbor Day.
—An individual named Meens, arrested
the other day for singular and irrational
demeanor, was adjudged insane to-day
and sentenced to the Territorial asylum.
—F. A. Kennedy, a painter at Lewis
town, Fergus county, committed suicide
last week by shooting himself. He had
lived there two years and was unmarried.
—A special from Arlee, dated May 16th,
says : One of Chief Arlee s stepsons wa>
found four miles east of this place, on
Finlay creek, this morning, apparently
beaten to death with clnbs and rocks.
Cause, whisky. Whisky will now and
then do a little good.
—Commodore Hilger's steamer, "The
Rose, " made the return trip from Great
Falls to the landing at the upper end of
the Grand Canyon, a distance of 112 miles,
in two days. The gallant little cratt
stemmed two rapids successfully with her
engines but had to use a shore line on the
third.
—The University Club organized at
Butte a few days ago will be a Territorial
society, and all persons who have attended
any college or university are eligible to
membership. A meetiDg will he held in
Butte on the 21st inst., when former col
lege men now in Montana are invited to
be present.
—Our Butte cotemporaries are informed
that the lot-jumping raid in Helena is over
and the stability of titles, except as to a
few vacant lots on hill sides, is in no wise
affected thereby. There is no Smokehouse
lode covering the townsite of Helena and
suburban property is still selling at hun
dreds of dollars a lot.
—Drs. Feiser, Treacy and Eckles held an
autopsy upon the body of 1.. N . Styles on
Sunday. The result of the examination
was a full confirmation of the diagnosis of
his disease—obstruction of the portal vein
by a clot of blood. The lungs were in
flated with blood, this effect being the im
mediate cause of death.
—The University club, organized at
Butte recently, has elected the following
officers:
President— W. H. Baldwin.
Yice President—A. C. Newill.
Secretary—E. McAndrew.
Treasurer—J. Fansing.
Executive Committee— B. B. Thayer, C.
W. Goodale, O. Linforth.
—Lewistown Argus : Gabriel Dumont's
engagement with the Wild West show ter
minated when they started for England,
Gabriel was ofl'ered inducements to accorn
pany the show but he declined, lie
thought Johnny Bull would have more
than ordinary curiosity to see him owing to
his participation in the Riel rebellion. He
came to the conclusion that it would not
be healthy to visit England just at the
present time.
—A Dillon special to the Inter Mountain,
dated yesterday, says: Richard CockreP,
while at the Dakota mill at Marysville,
nerr Bannack, yesterday, took a drink ot
cyanide of potassium, thinking it was
water. He died shortly afterward. The
deceased was about 40 years of age and
came to Montana about a year ago. He
has been working for the Kent Mining
Company, and was formerly from Colo
rado and Northern Nqw York State.
—Missoula Times: Messrs. Holter aud
Fsler, of the Helena aud Victor Mining
Co., returned from the valley Monday,
having inspected the mines of the com
pany with a view ot future developments.
They decided on the locating shaft of the
Curlew, and in a few days work will be
commenced upon it by as large a force as
can work to advantage. The question of
erecting a steam hoisting and concentrat
ing works is now under consideration,
with most favorable prospects for its con
summation.
—Butte is to have street car lines in the
near future. The Inter Mountain has the
following to say of the proposed cable line.
The style of cable car line to be built be
tween Butte and Walkerville will be
somewhat different from the lines general
ly in use in the East in this : That instead
of the cables operating in a deep trench
beneath the track, they will run in pipes
laid even with the surface aud partially
open on top. This is a late improvement,
and among other advantages over the old
style it is less expensive.
—A freighter named Blackabee started
for Sun River last Thursday with a wagon
load of freight drawn by four horses. After
pulling out a few miles from town he grew
thirsty, unhitched his team, tied them to a
telegraph pole near the wagon and trudged
back to Helena, where he proceeded to fill
up on Rocky Mountain whisky. His spree
lasted two days. In the meanwhile his
team was discovered by Sandy Lane, who
hitched them upand drove into Helena,the
horses nearly fagged out from exhaustion
and their long fast.
—The urgent requirement of Butte, the
Inter Mountain thinks, is a board of trade.
It looks to outsiders as if Butte more re
quired a hotel. The first thiDg you know,
when that tramway is built from the depot
to the top of the hill, Walkerville will
have one of its messrooms in full play
against the hash houses of the camp below.
Butte would immensely better its prospects
by swopping off one hundred saloons for
one decently kept hotel. There is drink
enough and to spare. Give the people
something to eat and a place to sleep.
—The Montana Central Railpay Co. has
commeuced suit against the Montana Un
ion. The legal proceedings are an action
by the Montana Central compelling the
Montana Unton to show cause why a writ
of prohibition should not issue agaiust the
latter road to prevent it obstructing the
right-of-way through Silver Bow canyon.
The hearing is set for next Friday at Deer
Lodge. The action grows out of the recent
track-straightening anxiety that has taken
hold of the Montana Union in the canyon.
Above the Falls.
From Col. Majors, who made the trip to
Great Falls on Hilger's steamer, Rose of
Helena, we learn that the little craft works
admirably. The distance from Hilger's
ranch to Great Falls, 112 miles, can be
easily made in a day, the boat making
twelve miles an hour down stream and
four miles an hour coming up. The Sand
Coule coal worked first rate and no better
mel could be desired. It only took two
hours' time to come up over the Half
breed rapids. It went so easy, and they
liked it so well, that after getting up once
they went down and tried it again. In go
ing down the first time the rope parted and
let the boat down backwards. The plucky
navigators had a royal reception all along
the route and at Great Falls. Steamboat
navigation on the upper river is an estab
lished fact, and we see no reason why it
sbonld not be a favorite excursion for the
season. Any one who goes down and buys
a town lot will make more on its rise be
fore he gets home to cover his expenses and
he will have all the fun for profit.

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