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FISK BROS. Publishers. R. E. FISK,......Editor THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1887. Deke Lodge County makes a good showing in the matter of assessments. Seven millions will make a good third, and there are millions more not on the roll. We are glad to hear ihatO. H. Churchill, one of our early cattle kings, who sold out and moved to California a few years ago, has doubled his handsome fortune in Los Angeles real estate. We congratulate Deer Lodge on getting such ample water works at so little trouble and expense. Their value is not over esti mated by the Northwest. Yet Deer Lodge has never lacked for an abundance of water, either for domestic purposes or irrigation, as Helena has. The Herald, for the past fifteen years, has done a lucrative business, and con tinues to pay its owners a handsome net income; while the Independent, well, it is safe to say the stockholders of that insti tution draw their regular "Irish" dividends, payable monthly at the First National Dank. The Independent denies that the Her ald has the largest circulation. Well, talk is cheap, but it proves nothing. The Herald is the oldest established paper in Montana and has always led both in cir culation and advertising patronage, the latter being more than double that of the Independent. Mexico is a bit jealous of Guatemala appealing to us for counsel and assistance against threatened conquest and incorpora tion. There is no danger of the United States taking any unfair part. We have no Interests in that quarter except in pre serving peaceful and friendly relations with both countries. Ik the scrub who wrote about "petit larceny" in this morning's Independent had any modesty or self respect, he would let that particular subject drop. A sheet that fills its news columns with clippings from its Territorial exchanges and palms them off on the public as "specials" ought to keep shady on the subject of larceny. This is what we would call the lowest style of thievery and fraud. The Inter Ocean of September 21st has a wood cut and short sketch of the life of F. la C. Waters, present Commander of the G. A. It. of Montana. He is denominated the Wisconsin drummer boy, and his career is given to show that in the G. A. R. or ganization all who served in any position in the army meet on a level in that organi zation. Their subsequent careers have shown that the ranks of our army were full of privates who were fit to be com manders, and some, perhaps, were in com mand who were better fitted to be privates. We had thought that the cyclone and cloud-burst season was oyer, bat every day brings grievous tidings of fresh disasters on land or water. We should be glad to think that the last infliction upon the southern extremity of the country was a final farewell for the season. Nature and the elements seem to be in a very disturbed condition and approaching some kind of a crisis or paroxysm which we can do noth ing to avert, and therefore we might as well not allow ourselves to be disturbed thereby. ____ There is some Russian professor in New York City seeking notoriety as an an archist, who advertises to train young Irishmen in the nse of dynamite for the destruction of London. That is criminal folly and an unwarranted abuse of the right of asylum. Home rule will never succeed by such means. A resort to such revolting remedies would array the world against a cause so advocated and turn away every friend except Irish men. So long as England occupies the position of oppressor and persecutor, so long -vill the sympathy of the world be with Hie Irish. Ix boring for an artesian well at Ellsworth, Kansas, at a depth of 730 feet, a vein of rock salt 104 feet thick, has been discover ed, Above and below this vein of salt are thick veins of slate. Good artesian water was struck at a depth of 225 feet, but the well is to be sunk 1,000 to see what re sources the country has within reasonable depth. There is a good deal more to this world than what appears on the surface. Future generations will not confine their quest to the depth of a few inches, but make good their title towards the center of the earth. At a recent dedication of a monument to the memory of Ohio soldiers in the Gettysburg cemetery, Gov. Foraker said "So long as loyalty is appreciated and trea son despised ; so long as it is an honor to have fought for the Union and a crime to have fought against it, let these memorials be jealously guarded ; but should there come a time when they do not teach this, then let them crumble." We suppose this will beciied against Foraker as more wav ing of the bloody shirt, and yet we cannot understand how the truth, when it is to lie spoken, can be dressed in plainer or more suitable habiliments. The shrewd and far seeing business men of Helena have chosen the Herald by a large majority as their advertising medium. A casual glance at our well filled cftlumns will convince even the most prejudiced as to the correctness of this statement. We take pride in pointing to this fact as the best evidence of the Herald's wide and general circulation—not among dives, gin mills and brothels—but a circulation among the solid, substantial merchants, business men, professional men, artisans, mechanics, farmers and stock growers—in fact among the best classes, and those who make pur chases and pay for what they buy. BOND PURCHASING. TJZI Since August 3d the government has bought in at the weekly sales about $11, 500,000 of its outstanding bonds, mostly 4) per cents that would not fall due till 1891. Before the purchase of the last million of bonds careful estimates of the department showed that over a million of dollars had been saved in interest that the government would have had to pay if these bonds had run till ma turity. A transaction by which the government is saved a million dollars deserves recognition. As soon as any serious effort was made to dispose of the surplus there was found tobe no trouble in the world. We don't know of a better investment in the world than for the government to buy up its own bonds. The best time in the world to pay a debt is when one has the money to pay it with. And to an honest debtor his own paper is worth more than any one else's. Now, having tested the markets and the temper of the bondholders and found about the average price at which bonds can be bought, the Treasury De partment offers to buy every day, at speci fied prices, to the amount of the surplus in the treasury. It looks to us as is this would be fairer in some respects than ask ing weekly bids. The bonds ought to be worth as much to one as to another, and it does not seem right to take ad vantage of one man's necessities to pay him less. Besides, when offers are made at certain prices, it gives the owner the opportunity of dealing direct with the department without employing a broker. Some may account it a piece of folly to pay a debt before it is due. It is un usual, we admit, and in the case of gov ernments almost unknown, but it is what every good business man will al ways do. No sensible business man is distressed about an extra hundred dol lars coming to hand when he is owing thousands. He seeks to get it applied as soon as possible to the reduction of his indebtedness. So it is an abuse of language to speak of any surplus in the treasury so long as the government owes a thousand millions and it can be reached in any direction to be paid off. NEW TACTICS. It would seem that General Miles is about establishing a new system of mili tary tactics, suggested by and suited to Apache warfare. It is a good idea. Sol diers should he trained for the kind of warfare that is likely to occupy their at tention. It has always appeared to us absurd to spend time and money in drilling soldiers in tactics that cannot possibly fit them to fight Indians. We are not sure that our soldiers should be drilled in methods of Indian warfare, but certainly those who are intended to fight Indians should be so drilled. It may cost some extra horse flesh, but this ought to be cheap compared with human life. But let us hope that Indian wars are pretty much over. It seems rather late in the day to introduce a special drill for Indian warfare. Whisky and fine flour are civilizing the Indians into their graves very fast, and a fat find around the agencies is taking all the rustle and ambition out of the rude savage. The men usually recruited in eastern cities for army service are as a general thing utterly unfit for this Indian service. Better than a large force of untrust worthy, ill-conditioned and poorly equipped men in uniform, it needs a small, select, well-trained, well-paid and perfectly trust-worthy men, such as could only be found on the border. And then when you come down to hard sense and practical business, in stead of training our common soldiers in Indian tactics, why not take Indians for the business? Except the few needed officers, who ought to be specially selected for this brauch of the service, none but Indians ought ever to be em ployed to watch, hunt and fight Indians. They are all drilled for the business. When selected with discrimination they are the cheapest, most effective and trustworthy soldiers for Indian warfare that can be had. These young West Point graduates had better be detailed to teach military tactics in our public high schools, and our army for frontier service be specially made up of officers with taste and tact for the service, and these should be al lowed to recruit among Indians all need ed for the service. Anarchist Parsons is terribly afraid the American people will commit a great crime should they hang him. Of course it matters comparatively little to him, but it would be too bad to have a mistake made which could not be easily corrected. His friends are exhorted not to appeal to the courts for commutation of sentence, and we hope they will act on his advice. It is no doubt better for him, and we are quite sure it is for the rest of the world, that he be well hung at as early a day as practi cable. Any one who boasts of being an anarchist is a fool, fiend or lunatic, and not even Patrick Henry would have advocated liberty for such. The other alternative, death, is much more suitable. There is a little book in our Public Li brary, among recent arrivals, whose sug gestive title is, "What Tommy Did," by Mrs. E. H. Miller. If any one enjoys a good laugh, it will pay such a one to read it. It is as good as going to a circus, even when a circus excels its pretentions and advertise ments. If any one is worn out, bine, dis consolate, disgusted, take a good liberal dose of "What Tommy Did," and we will guarantee a cure. Those who have started in to corner salt are likely to have a hard time of it. The ocean will have to be taken into the pool, and it will take one of some size to hold it. REGULATING RAILROADS. We are in receipt of the Haihcay Xeics, containing a lengthy review of the in terstate commerce act and the decisions thereunder, by Joseph Nimmo, Jr. The argument seems to be a fair and able one and hopeful of good results, not so much from the completeness of the law itself as from the fact that the efforts to construe and apply the law' is leading to a better understanding of the principles upon which a just and reasonable law should be based. We have an able board of commissioners, and they are de voting patient discriminating study to the subject. It is no matter of surprise that a perfect law was not framed at once. It is the greatest wonder, among such ignorance and diversity of opinion, that any law at all was adopted. We know that among the members of Congress who thought they knew enough on the subject to express an opinion, there were no two opinions alike. It is about as blind a pool as any railroad operators ever conceived, and about all there could be said was that it was a begin ning and would lead to an understand ing of the subject, if followed up, just as the crude and vacilating legislation on the question of controling or prohibiting the sale of intoxicants will some time lead to a discovery of the best law of the case. We like the sentiment of Mr. Nimmo's concluding statement: "It is now' seen that what is needed in this country is to build upon the lessons of experience in concrete cases a body of law distinguishing between just and un just discrimination, and between reason able and unreasonable charges, and not to attempt to reach that grand resultant of practical knowedge by means of any single, special rule, such as the "long and short haul rule." As the case stands to day the law is worse than a failure, for while some minor evils have been cor rected, the railroads have been the gain ers attheexpen.se of the traveling and shipping patrons. But out of failures come success, end the greatest successes ever achieved have only been reached after repeated and most disheartening failures. The testimony ot Stanford, Crocker, Huntington, all concurs, to look only upon one side of the case. They all com plain that there was an understanding that the Union and Central Pacific roads were to have virtually a perpetual mo nopoly of overland transportation, which has been violated to their great injury. Now it is not unlikely that some of the most active agents and advocates for the construction of these roads, may have represented that no other competitive roads ever would or could be built, and such men may have believed what they stated. Messrs. Stanford and associates are too good business men to seriously maintain that any such loose talk on the part of temporary agents of the govern ment, was of any value or significance unless incorporated into the contract, tfhe charters of these pioneer transconti nental roads did not forbid or restrain the government from chartering other roads, nor did it bind the government to give any certain amount of business or pay any specified compensation. Char ters embodying what Huntington pre tends was promised could never have passed congress and would not have been legal if passed. The interstate law forbids pooling, with a view for the public to reap the benefit of competition. For the same reason large expenditures are advocated for the improvement of rivers and har bors by the general government. Now let us inquire if it is for the interest of the people or the government to culti vate unrestricted competition that would make railroad properties unremunera tive and kill the business of building more roads. As a matter of fact the public has been the chief gainer by all the consolidation of short, small, weak roads into long, strong and solid ones. If the government ever takes the step to own all the roads, what would this be but pooling on a national scale ? Fool ing, no doubt, requires some supervision and restraint, but within proper limits it is as advantageous to the public as to the railroads. To day is the autumnal equinox, and to morrow the President sets out on his little campaign for renominatiou. It is an nounced w ith all the parade and flourish of a royal procession. It is reported that Lamar has been at work a month getting up the speeches to be delivered. It may be nothing but gossip. Wait and see how the speeches read, and we can soon tell who wrote them. Now, we do not object to a President going about the country and getting acquainted with the people and observing lor himself their situation and wants, but when these excursions are gotten up with such elaboration of cere mony, they are worse than useless for any good purpose. Everybody and everything puts on presentation array and appears as unnatural as a picture gallery. It is a worse than waste of time and money, fos ters extravagant display, fawning and frivolity, and foments little local, social and personal fevers of excitement, envy and jealousy. When the President of the United States at any call ol duty goes abroad he should lie treated with cordial respect by all, regardless of party differ ences, as a tribute due to the exalted sta tion he fills. Anything like aping royalty and courting display is and ought to be distasteful to every sensible American citi zen. Not a day passes that the Herai.d does not steal bodily the special news service of the Independent without any credit.— Ind-p-.nd:nt. Not a day has passed since the Inde pendent crossed the range that the JJerald was ever guilty of such an enormity. It has too much respect for ite subscribers. OUR 8CHOOLS. The annual report ot our city schools that is now going through the press and will soon be in the hands of the public is deserving of more than usual atten tion. It shows on the part of trustees and superintendent more than usual care, thought and successful effort to justify the public confidence and reach the objects of the highest public [ambi tion. trustees' report. Our school trustees are called to the discharge of a public trust that involves much care and responsibility, and usu ally the only compensation is unjust criticism. They deserve different treat ment and shall always have it at our hands. We felt strongly that it was not best to build on the West Side alone, but cheerfully gave way in our convictions, because we were satisfied that the trus tees had reached a different conclusion. They have provided a good new school buildiDg on ample grouds, in accord ance with the original plan, and one that will answer the wants of that part of the city for years to come. The growth of our city in other directions during the present year will show the necessity of erecting still larger buildings on the central grounds next year. The trustees call attention to the law that requires the parents or guardians of every child of proper school age to at tend some private or the public school at least twelve weeks in the year. The duty rests up the trustees to see that this law is enforced. The wide difference shown between the census return of those of schools age and the numbers actually enrolled is not altogether or mainly accounted for by the extreme limits of school age. Every citizen sees boys on the streets during school hours that ought to be in attendance. Some times it is the greed rather than the necessities of parents that keeps boys out of school or at work, but in most cases it is indifference on the part of parents and distaste on the part of children to the restraints and duties of the school room. We are glad to see that our trustees give notice that they will enforce the law. Every parent, every citizen should aid the trustees in this work. It is a public duty that all children should have some intellectual training and equipment for the duties of life and citizenship. If it is the duty of property to bear a tax to provide schools, it is the public duty to see that these provisions are utilized and that every child receives an education. We are glad to see that the trustees recognize the importance of introducing manual training as part of the curricu lum of our schools. It should not be beyond the reach of practical applica tion another year. In planning to build another season this object should be kept in view. We would suggest to our trustees also, whether it is not worth the while to as certain if there are enough adults who would like to learn to read and write to justify opening an evening school. We believe our public school system should reach and provide in some way for everybody, as well the old as the young. It is a good and reasonable suggestion that those who have grievances of any sort against the schools, trustees, teach ers, janitors, pupils, or of any other kind, should make them known first and directly at headquarters. So far as they are meritorious and possible of correc tion, we are sure they will receive at tention. superintendent's report. The report of Superintendent Howard is more extended than any former report and is full of information and good suggestions. Whoever takes the census this year should be charged to ascertain what children do not attend school. We are surprised to see that there were so many changes of teachers during the year. As the superintendent says, such changes are a great injury to a school. The personal element is not enough thought of, especially in the case of lit tle children. They become personally attached to a good teacher, and they labor and obey out of personal regard in a large measure. Teachers should be hired with regard to permanency very much, certainly with a view to having no changes or interruption during the year. We are satisfied that the wages paid our city teachers are inadequate to secure the best or to secure permanency of employment. Though apparently lib eral, the expenses of living are so much greater than they are at the East or in country districts that the margin of sav ings or net wages is very low. We sympathize with our city superin tendent over the indirect criticism of our public schools implied in the existence of so many private schools and in so many children being . sent away to school. It is hardly worth while to consider all the motives influencing such conduct, but we are satisfied that no just ground exists for it. Our schools are well governed. The character and ability of our teachers are as high as any in the country. Instruction, discipline and general behaviors are also a3 good and far above the average. We fully agree with those who want the best education possible for their children, but we are also convinced that the best education can be, should be had in our public schools. Some parents think their children get more special at tention where there are fewer pupils and the children are more assisted and petted. We are convinced that this is all a mistake. The sharper and harder competition of a larger number, where each stands on his merit and no favors are shown, is the best discipline for life As to the charge that the influences and associations of our public schools have any immoral tendency, we do not be lieve there is any just foundation for the charge. Though not specially de signed for moral instruction, we believe our public schools are generally centers of the best moral influences. Parents who let their children roam the streets with any chance company, night or day, have no right to charge any malign social or moral influences to what emanates from the public school. This question is such an interesting one, and withal so vitally important, that we have given it attention to the exclusion of other matters deserving at tention and which shall be noticed here after. The hired "strikers" upon the Indepen dent, who by the grace and forbearance of its capitalist owner are permitted lor a time to disgrace the journalistic profession by their efforts to establish a branch edi tion of the Police Gazette in Helena, see fit to give voice this morning to a w himper and whine over what they allege is a lar cenous act on the part of this paper in ap propriating "bodily the special news service of the Independent without any credit." Certainly if the Herald had done so it would be distinctly "without any credit" either to this paper or its publishers. The sensational half column of what the Inde pendent is pleased to call their "special news service" is not a source whence the Her ald or any reputable journal would desire to cull any items. What with the disgust ing details of police court happenings, de scriptions of filthy encounters in the brothels and slums of this city and Dutte, narratives of disreputable lives, accouuts of suicides among the demi monde, revolting particulars ot murders, in fanticides, seductions, abortions and what not, the Independent's spe cial service is such as to make the paper reek with the nauseous flavors of lowest crime and most depraved infamy and cause its respectable readers to blush in perus ing its filthy paragraphs and seek to de stroy the scurrilous sheet or hide it from the eyes of their wives and families. A glance at this morning's issue discloses a fair sample of this sensational rot. Dut what could be expected from a paper whose chief circulation lies among the saloons, dives, brothels and so-called "sport ing circles" of a western city ? The Inde pendent has quite a task before it in the re formation of its debased character 'as a journal and should waste none of its ener gies in trying to remove the mote from a contemporary's eye. Let it whine less over the Herald's alleged shortcomings and repent more of its depraved course. The Independent withdraws its original charge against the Herald and falls back upon the advertising status of the two papers, which it seeks to distort to its own advantage. The Herald can but feel flattered at the complimentary allusion to the just and equitable rates which it charges and has always charged for adver tising. The space in this paper allotted to this department is always filled with live, paying advertisements, and by comparing the two papers the disparity in this respect is easily seen. Such is the press upon its columns that the Herald could never afford to surrender a half page to any single firm,as the Independent does, though time and again besought to do so. The space thus utilized in the Independent is occupied in the Herald by several differ ent advertisements that pay the paper and its subscribers in mach better ratio. Again, the Herald's charges are the same to all. It knows no difference in prices between its capitalist subscriber and the poorest patron that makes use of its columns. The rates are alike to all. Nor does it ran one man's advertisement for nothing and make up by over charges upon some less favored but richer individual. Bat the Herald's advertising department speaks for itself. All the solid business men of the city are represented in its columns, and they all know that it pays them to be so represent ed. The Independent can howl and try to belittle the Herald, but its bravado is puerile and :mpotent to detract the least from the well established reputation of this journal as an advertising medium. The Maryland campaign is proving an exceedingly interesting one. The Republi can candidate for Governor, Walter B. Brooks, is developing such an amount of strength that the Democrats begin to be anxious about the issue. The election occurs Nov. 8, and if election frauds can be prevented it is almost sure that Brooks will be elected. But it is said that the di rectories of several cities have already been used up in securing names to add to the registration rolls in Baltimore. Three and a half million of bonds were redeemed the first day under the new treas ury offer. It will be noticed that a large majority were 4s that do not fall due till 1907. The impression is that the rates of fered are better for these than the 41 per cents. If wealth increases in this country as it has in the last 25 years, rates of inter est will be pretty low 20 years hence. The Manitoba Gets a Cattle Shipment. Says the Benton Press: Mr. Tracey, agent for Rosenbaum Bros. & Co., Chicago, has returned from a trip to Utica, where he went to be present at the starting of the Judith round-up. He informs us that the round-up did not get started on Mon day, as was expected, the horses having strayed away, but was to start yesterday morning. Mr. Powers, live stock agent of the Manitoba, and an agent of the North ern Pacific were present to bid for the shipment of the Jndith cattle. Mr. Powers succeeded in nnderbidding his op ponent, and the Judith cattle will go east over the Manitoba, and will be loaded at the Sandy stock yards. The rate from Sandy to Chicago will be $125 per car, and shippers can have their choice of roads from St. Paul to Chicago. The cattle from the Judith Basin have for several years past been going to the Northern Pacific at Billings. Dynamite Fiends. Rome, September 21.—Daring Tuesday's festival four bombs were thrown in front of the Vatican. One entered the Papal barracks. THE DAILY HERALD. How New Subscriptions Come Roll ing In. We have always discountenanced the "cheap John" style practiced by Sam. Hauser's organ in tooting its horn and blowing about its enormous (?) circulation. No paper that is prospering and has an established, paying business will resort to this kind of swagger. It is a sure sign of rapid decline and an evidence that the business is a losing game when a paper is obliged to puff itself. How different it is with the Herald, which keeps on in the even tenor of its ways, constantly increas ing its already large subscription lists and filling its columns with the latest and most reliable news. New subscriptions are com ing in from all quarters, a few of which we take pride in mentioning. The mails yes terday brought us the following new list ol subscribers to the Daily Herald from HILLINGS, for which we return thanks to the enter prising and wide-awake citizens ot that town : S. H. Erwin A Frazier Grand Hotel First National Bank Headquarters Hotel Babcock & Miles Wm Losecamp &Co LH Fenske Baily & Billings C H Wolcott J C Bond J D Matheson E N Harwood A T Owen W A Boots Jno McGinness H M Allen & Co I, P Babcock Van Loon <Sc Hanson T G Fenske. And as many more are promised. The following is the new list of the Daily Herald subscribers received yes terday from great falls: Paris Gibson Phil Gibson Lepeyre Bros Frank Green Wm Douglas F Langerman F W Wait (six copies) L G Phelps H P Rolfe H O Cowan. The following list of new daily subscrip tions was received yesterday from MILES CITY : Wm Courtney Miles, Strevell & Ulmer N Borchardt A W Church Maqueen House W E Savage Geo C Woods These new subscriptions were all receiv ed yesterday, and it was not a good day for new subscriptions, either, but we merely mention them as straws to show which way the wind blows. It is an evidence of the growing popularity of the Herald and its rapidly increasing circulation. Geo Martin Jno Nesbitt S H Nichols DC Ehrhart W P Beach! y A E Dickerman Ringwald A Currier M V Boughton Dr J H Fairfield D H Thaiker DEEDS OF RECORD. The Real Estate Transfers for the Past Week. The transfers recorded at the County Clerk's oflice during the past week are as follows: Chas. M. Jefferies et nx to J. M. Tibbetts, $2,500, part of lots 5 and 6, block 383, H. T. S. S. McCuaig et al. to W. B. Dickson and F. P. Sterling, $8,GUO, lots 7 and 9, block 1, lots 8, 9, 10, block 6, lots 3, 4, 5, block 8, lots 13, 14, block 10, lots 1, 2,3, block 11, lot 22, block 12, Chessman & Davis addi tion. C. F. Easton to H. H. Potting, $300, lot at Marysville. W. B. Mapp to R. C. Wallace et al. $15, 000, one-eighth interest in east extension of Jay Gould and Baltimore lodes and mill sites. Thos. Cruse to W. R. Davies, $137.50, lot at Marysville. Geo. Walker et al. to Wm. Sampson, $125, lot at Marysville. W. R. Davies et ux to Wm. Sampson $150, lot at Marysville. Harpin Davis to J. S. Thornton, $25, lot on Brewery lode. Sheriff of Lewis and Clarke county to Ingbreth Oleson, $984.04, e 1 of n e ] and e J of n w J, and w 4 of 8 w j, sec. 8, T 10, N R 2 W, and water rights on Prickly Pear. Ingbreth Oleson to R. S. Clark, $1,412.77, same as above. R. S. Clark to Jennie Atchison, $3,500, same as above. Jno. C. Bullett, trustee, to Herman Rei fenrath, $500, lot 1, block 19, N. P. add. A. E. Ellis et al to Lewis A. Reeder, $1, part of lot Gl, block 12. H. T. S. Jas. Blake to Frank Richard, $1,000, lots 2 and 3, block D, Blake add. James M. Ryan et ox to Eva A. Palmer, $750, lots 3 and 4, block 560, H. T. S. Wm. B. Bird to J. J. Hirsh, $1, ] int. in Eagle and Eclipse lode, Ottawa district. C. B. Darling to D. T. Darling, $100, ] int. in Bonanza lode. Stemple district. C. B. Darling to D. T. Darling, $100, J int. in Lottie lode, Stemple district. W. Rosamond to W.S. Spaulding, $1,350, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, depot add. Probate Judge to Wm. Lorey, $10, lot 30, block 548, H. T. Thos. Cruse to Wm. II. Scott, $50, lot 11 block 9, Marysville. E. D. Weed to P. A. F. Mahrt, $1,000, lots and 2, block 3, Capital Hill add. E. D. Weed to I. E. Atherton, $1,900, lots 11 and 12, block 1, Capital Hill add. J. H. Scott to T. L. Matthews, $300, lot G, block E, Blake add. S. F. Ralston to Nick Baatz, $40, lot at Marysville. M. O'Rourke to Nick Baatz, $200, one fourth interest in Mayflower lode, Ottawa district. Canvassing in Dakota. The canvassing agent of the defunct Dakota Bell, writing to his journal from one of the "boom" towns of that Terri tory, said : "Of all the towns I ever saw this takes the cake. It's so dead that there's not life enough to attend the funeral, and conse quently the corpse is beginning to smell badly. There is not enough money in the town to pay an undertaker for the em embalming act. Brick blocks are not worth the mortar used in their construc tion. I realize as I never did before that it is impossible to get blood from a turnip. By an expenditure of an hour's time and talking until I was hoarse and winding up by pleading the poverty dodge, I succeed ed in inducing the proprietor of the hotel to offset my bill by a year's subscription, and I shall be able to get away without soaking my valise." Union Prisoners Convention. Chicago, September 22.—The annual convention of the National Association of the Union Prisoners of War commenced here to-day. Jno. McElroy, of Washing ton, presided. The committee on pensions reported a draft of a bill to give prisoners of war and 90 day men half pensions ; 120 days, two-thirds pension, and full pen sion to those who served longer. It also provides a $2 a day pension for each day's confinement in a rebel prison. This bill will be debated to-morrow. COMING RESORT. The Attractions Ottered Pleasure Seekers on Cernr d'Alene Lake. It was the good fortune of a Herald representative recently to visit that pictur esque sheet of water in norther Idaho known as Co ur d'Alene lake, which in the near future is destined to become one of the most popular summer resorts in the Northwest. It can lie reached easily by railroad, and already people are going to its shores fora summer vacation. The rail road was all it needed to bring it into gen eral notice; its natural attractions will do the rest. This lake, though not as picturesque or surrounded with such natural beauties as the Flathead and Pen d'Oreille lakes, still possesses that charm ever present with in land water in a mountainous country. It lies right among the hills, which slope down to the water's edge on all sides. These hills are thickly timbered and add an attractive feature to the landscape with their evergreen mass of foliage. Though thirty miles long and very deep, the lake is in no place more than five miles across and generally of lesser width. It is fed by the Cœur d'Alene and St. Joseph rivers, which bring into it an unfailing supply of pure mountain water, and is drained by the Spokane liver, which takes its rise at the north end of the lake. The tributary country is thinly settled and abounds with game, while in the lake and its tributaries the perfection of piscatorial sport can be enjoyed. The climate is mild and agreeable. The alti tude of the lake is only 2,100 feet above sea level—just half Helena's elevation— and conduces to a damper atmosphere and more productive soil. With these advan tages it is not surprising that pleasure seekers are each season bending their steps toward Cœur d'Alene lake for au outing, and the experience of all who have spent any time upon its shores is but a confirmation ot what has lreen predicted for it since first its natural advantages were made known to the public by the advent of the railroad. There are numer ous steamers on the lake and enjoyable ex cursions can be taken on its waters at any time. All in all, for boating, hunting, fishing and the perfection of a summer climate there is no spot in the northwest ern territories now reached by a railroad that offers such attractive inducements as Cœur d'Alene Lake. ool Shipments. The Jlontana Wool Grower gives the seasou's shipments of wool from Fort Ben ton this year at 1,538,308 pounds or 5,576 sacks. This was shipped to the following points and parties : To Boston:— Sacks. Sacks. Manning, Harding A Martin.........1,252 3,710 Fenno Bros. Childs.................... 764 Allen, Lane <fc Co..................... 599 Hallowell fe Coburn....................... 509 Denny, Rice <fc Co........................... 356 A. Williams, Jr., & Co................... 190 Hecht Bros. & Co........................... 32 Total to Boston.................... To Philadelphia: — Justice. Bateman fc Co.................. 983 W. H. Gregg................... 43 Total to Philadelphia........... Other points :— McNaugton's Sons. New York................ T. W. Hall & Co., Chicago............................ 95 Stevens Sons, Lawrence................................ 31 Consignee unknown..................................... 22 1,026 692 Total as per table.................................5,576 Helena's shipments for the season fell a little short of last year's, amounting to 603,535 pounds, as follows : Pounds To Boston, Mass........................................ 344,8155 *• Lawrence, Mass.................................... 23,630 " St. Louis, Mo......................................... 40,820 " Chicago, 111........................................... 123,020 " Duluth, Minn...................................... 69,690 " Minneapolis, Minn............................... 1,520 Total................ „ .............................. 603,535 The total wool clip of the Territory this year will be in the neighborhood of 8,000, 000 pounds. Ides' City Directory. Mr. A. W. Ides is now engaged in pre paring his new directory of the city of Helena, which will be issued by the first of January, 1888. It will be the complet est thing of the kind ever produced here 1 It will contain the names of all business and professional men, their residence and place of business, and every clerk, sales man, seamstress, etc. will find a place in its pages. In firms the individual names of part ners will be given and incorporations will be represented by their officers and the amount of capital. Mr. Ives brings a long and success ex perience in compiling such works to aid him in getting out the conteiUDlated di rectory. He has been engaged in this work for several years and has been lately with the Minneapolis city directory, to the publishers of which he refers as to his ability as a solicitor and compiler. The best houses in our city have assured him their patronage and he enters upon the work with every guarantee of success. In return he promises a publication that shall be satisfactory to all. New Music. Music lovers will find some choice vocal and instrumental pieces amoDg this month's publications. For instance, there are two sougs of a high Older of merit, by Leffing well, entitled, "Arabic Love Song" and "I'm Waiting for Her Here," both songs tor voice of medium compass or baritoue, (30 cents each). A "Scherzo," by Grieg, who is one of the greatest modern composers of "classic" gems, (30 cents). Then there are the following pieces of a popular order : "Faustina Gavotte," for mandolin or violin, (40 cts.) and "Persian Serenade," a song by Mrs. Aiken, (30 cts.) Any of these choice publications will be mailed to any address on receipt of price, by Oliver Ditson & Co., Boston. ; An Irish Martyr. CORK, Sept. 23.—Wm. O'Brien, editor of United Ireland, who is charged by the gov ernment with sedition under the coercion act, was taken to-day from the Cork jail to Mitchellstown, where the alleged seditious language was used, to stand trial before the court there. As he left the city under guard of a detachment ot hussars and po lice he was loudly cheered. Upon their ar rival at Mitchellstown O'Brien was received with tremendous cheeiiDg by a large crowd which had gathered to welcome him. The crowd manifested great excitement, but there were no indications of disorder. Mr. O'Brien was immediately conveyed by his guards to the court room. Many English ladies were present to witness the trial and Mr. O'Brien was the recipient of hoquets from a number of them. When O'Brien d case was opened several policemen were called as witnesses for the government. They testified from memory as to O'Brien s language, which they asserted tended to incite his hearers to violence. During the hearing of this evidence a procession armed with sticks and headed bj a wagon carry ing a band marched into the town lroiu the country. The hussars stopped the wagon but allowd the other part of the processiou to proceed. The procession took up a po sition close to the court room but order was observed.