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from the Dallv Herald of October 17. IT reaches great falls. The Manitoba Railroad Completed to the Montana Terminus---Cele bratins the Event. t^BEAT Falls, October 15.— [.Special to the Herald.]—The end of the Manitoba track reached a point acroes the river op posite Great Falls this afternoon, and at 3 o'clock crossed Sun river, the terminus of the Manitoba and commencement of the Montana Central. The celebration at this place in honor of its arrival was the greatest demonstration ever seen in this part of the Territory. The town was ablaze with decorations, dags dying in all directions, banners hang ing over the streets and the stores and houses gayly festooned with bunting. The ne Third Inlantry band from Fort Shaw was on duty early and late discoursing sweet music for the delectation of the as sembled hundreds in town. In the after noon the celebration took demonstrative shape. The procession formed at 2 o'clock, headed by the band. Prominent citizens and oflicers of the day followed in car riages, and next came the tire department, sixty strong, succeeded by the Caledonia Club, an organization numbering 30 men. The rear of the procession was brought up by wagons representing different trades and industries, and citizens in carriages and on horseback. After marching through the city the procession broke ranks in front of the Park Hotel, where the exercises were conducted. The County Attorney elect of Cascade county, Mr. Geo. W. Tay lor, delivered the oration, which was re ceived with every indication of hearty ap proval It was a commendable effort and reflected no little credit on the young lawyer. At the conclusion of the address the enthusiasm of the crowd found vent in prolonged cheers and then the procession re-formed and marched to the river, where the exercises of the day were concluded with a boat race. The festivities are to wind up with a grand ball to-night. The H ater W orks. The sight of the water pipes strung j along so many of our streets and the busy gangs of men engaged in digging trenches to receive them, leads up to the inquiry, what are they for, and where is the water to come from to fill them ? In search of this information we recently paid a short visit to the scene of operations, where the great well is bein£ sunk, northwest of the city. A glance is enough to take in the whole situation and get a satisfactory ans wer. The great reservoir has been sunk to what is deemed a sufficient depth, from 35 to 40 feet, with a diameter of 50 feet. They are now engaged in stoning this with a wall three feet thick. The upper part of this wall will be laid in cement to prevent the infiltration of any surface water. The whole depth of the well is in gravel and all the water that pours in from the bot tom and sides is clear as crystal. The pump is constantly at work to keep out the water and a large stream is kept tlow ing away that looks sufficient to supply the wants of a considerable city. But to increase the supply Mr. Woolston is driv ing pipe in the bottom to reach lower springs. From one of these pipes, that rose six feet above the bottom, the water was spurting from the top in true artesianBty le. They were busy driving a larger four inch pipe when we were there, using water to excavate for the pipe. This has since been sunk 25 feet or more and the water is flow ing abundantly from its top. There is no doubt about an abundant supply of water. If more is needed the only tning necessary will be a large well sunk deeper in the same vicinity. The solid and substantial engine house, 100 x50, is nearly completed to the square and will soon be roofed in. A chimney, which is to be laid with cement and will be 80 feet high, has its massive basement laid and will soon rise to indicate to every eye in the region around the source of the supply of our city's pure, filtered water. Thus is being solved the problem on which hung the fate of Helena to be a great city. Memorial Resolutions. Helena Lodge No. 3, A. F. and A. M.,has adopted the following resolutions : Called to mourn the sudden death of our universally esteemed and respected brother, •John Kinna, which occurred at his home in this city, October 4, 1887, his brethren of Helena Lodge No. 3, A. F. and A. M., desire to place on record their deep and abiding sense of the high esteem in which they held him as a useful and honorable citizen during all the years of his residence among us. Though not so actively identi fied with Masonry as many others, his life was an exemplification of many of the best tenets of our institution. If he failed in any duties it was only in those that he owed to himself. With the purest gold is always mingled some alloy. Death is the great refiner. What was of earth has gone to mingle with earth again but the soul, freed from all incumbrances and entanglements, has gone to its Creator, whose judgments are in infinite wisdom, justice and mercy. We, as mourning friends and brothers, lament the loss of a true aud noble hearted friend and brother. To his surviving and stricken family we tender our heartfelt sympathy in their greater loss. We ask that this resolution be entered of record, a copy furnished the family of our brother, and tendered for publication in our city papers. And as further token of our loss and sor row, that our lodge be draped in mourning for a period of thirty day3. W. A. Chessman, Cornelius Hedges. H. M. Pärc hen. '•Go Thou and Do Likewise." ol. DeLacy has, in addition to his pre is donation, presented to the Public Li y the following valuable books : arts two and three of the first report u the Governor Stevens explorations a Northern Pacific railroad route, de ;d to the botany and zoology of the itry. eneral report upon the botany and ogy of the several explored railroad :es from the Mississippi river to the ific. eport of Lt. H. S. Abbott upon the ex ations for a railroad route from the ■amento valley to the Columbia river, uding descriptions of the Indians, llora animals of that section o! country, foregoing are all beautifully illustrated l colored plates. Montana Apples. [^Mr. William Kennedy, of Missoula, has sent the Herald some specimens of fruit grown this year on his frr.it farm just out side of Missoula. They comprise three varieties of apples as well as plums and pears. The apples are large, juicy and of an unsurpassed flavor. Mr. Kennedy is one of the pioneer fruit growers of the l erritory aud has for some years gleaned large crops from his orchards at Missonla. This season he has raised about ten thou sand pounds of plums, pears and apples. 1 From the Dallv Herald of October 18. THE NEW WATER WORKS. Rapid Progress oi the Great Enter prise---A Double Celebration promised Next Month. The Woolston labor forces are rapidly increasing in number, and between two and three hundred men are now on the pay roll of the company. The walls of the pnmping station are about completed, and within the next ten days the handsome and substr itial structure will be under roof. On both sides of the city pick and shovel brigades are progressing favorably, and long lines of trenches are stretching out through the network of streets and avenues. The water mains, varying from twelve down to four inches diameter meas urement, are to be planted at a uniform depth of five feet. The trenches in many places are dug as deep as ten and twelve feet to conform to the indicated street levels as the hill divisions of the city are cut down to the established engineering profiles. The heavy stone curbing of the great fifty foot diameter well is rising up toward the ground surface. Night and day the big steam pump is kept in operation lifting the crystal clear volume of inflow ing water to the surface flume which con veys it toward the valley. The four inch pipe now sunk to a depth of thirty-odd feet below the bottom of the reservoir well has reached a current of water, the pres sure of which forces it above the pipe's mouth in constant artesian flow. This, with the other flowing currents pouring into the well require the best performance of the pomp to keep under control to per mit of curbing and other work daily pushed along with might and main. The sufficiency of the one great well to supply all the water required by the new plant seems already fully demonstrated. Not more than a month and a half will be nec essary to put the Woolston water supply in practical operation, and weather favor ing we expect to see the plant in U3e in many parts of the city before the end of November. It looks now as if Helena might next month have a double celebra tion in commemeration of the completion of the Manitoba-Montana Central and the inauguration of the new water works. The A. O. U. W. Entertainment. The programme of exercises last evening was not long but it made up in quality what it lacked in number of pieces pre sented. The "Opening Ode'' of the order was sung as a signal for beginning. Miss N. Short followed with an excellent piano solo, rendering it in an artistic manner, commensurate with her fine musical accom plishments. A quartette, consisting of Messrs. Eddy, Burgess, Neil and Appleton, rendered two selections, by which the com pany were nighly entertained. Miss E. L. Knowles displayed her rare ) elocutionary powers by the rendition ot twochoice selections, the audience overcome with laughter at "Love in a Balloon, and when, for an encore, she recited "How We Measured the Baby," there were many forced to tears. Miss M. H. Bohn's rendition of "Pyramus and Thisbe," accompanied by a most amus ing collection of shadow pictures, was re ceived with rounds ot applause and roais of laughter : it was difficult to discern which carried the audience most violently the lady's recitation or the perfection in love-making reached by the subjects of the shadows ; they were all excellent. Messrs. I. D. McCutcheon and J. W. Kinsley made short, telling addresses, set ting forth briefly the objects and plans of Workmanship. The "Closing Ode" of the order was sung in concluding the exercises, and all de parted voting the affair a grand success. It is understood that, it is the intention of the lodge to thus entertain monthly during the winter season. If last evening's gath ering was an index of the number likely to attend, the Opera House or Encore Hall had better be engaged for future assem blies. ___ The Butte Salt Question. Vice President and General Manager Potter, of the Union Pacific, who passed through Helena Sunday, left Butte yester day for Salt Lake. While the party was there, the Inter Mountain says that a meet ing was held between the railroad people and the salt consumers of Butte ; but little was done towards a settlement of the ques tion. Mr. Potter stated that the communi cation sent by the Butte Board of Trade to the Union Pacific officials at Omaha had never been received by them ; also that the matter of the salt rate would have their careful consideration and would lie decided as favorably to Butte as it was possible to do, a decisive reply to be given the Butte Board of Trade not later than Saturday of this week. Potter's Views. General Manager Potter, of the Union Pacific, was interviewed at Butte yesterday and the result so far as relates to branch building is given by the Miner as follows : "Mr. Potter, is there a treaty between the Union Pacific and the Northern Pacific that will prevent the latter from extend ing their Boulder Valley branch to Butte?" "Well," said Mr. Potter, "if that road is extended to Butte, it should, under, our agreement belong to the Montana Union, otherwise it would be a breach of contract on the part of the Northern Pacific. Of course they may build it, but if they do, it will be a violation of contract." "Mr. Potter, is it your intention to build any extensions of your Montana system during next year ?" "That will depend on what sort of legis lation we get from Congress. If they don't tie our hands, but allow us to raise the necessary money, we will build more roads in Montana next year." Helena, Boulder A Madison. Prom Mr. H. T. McDaniel, engineer in charge of the work on the Helena, Boulder A Madison railroad, we learn that forty one miles of the line from the Canyon House, near Three Forks, to Pony have been located and are now undergoing cross-sectioning. The line may now be said to be ready for the graders, and it will be determined in a few days whether or not construction will be begun this year. It is thought the contracts will be let thi 3 fall, so that rock work may be pushed during the winter. Killed in n Mine. Inter-Mountain 17th : Last evening at half past five o'clock, Tom. Treloar was crashed to death by falling rock in the east drift of the Speculator mine, which adjoins the Bell. Judge Dingevon acted as coroner. The jury returned a verdict of accidental death and exonerated the own ers of the mine from all blame. The body is at the undertaking establishment of T. M. Bowes, from whence the funeral was to take place to-day at 2 o'clock. The deceased came from Cornwall, England, in May, 1885, and has worked ever since in the Alice, until the recent closing down. He was 42 years of age and leaves a wife and four children at Breage, Cornwall. Kr..ni the Dally Herald of October 19. Death of Mrs. Hale. Fort Shaw, October 18th.—[Special to the Herald.] Mrs. Hale, wife of Captain Joseph Hale, Adjntant of the Third Infan try, died this morning after an illness of some weeks. The deceased tvas a highly cultured lady and one beloved by all who knew her. She was well known in Helena and has a host of sincere friends in Mon tana who will be grieved to hear of her death. Death of Mrs. J. A. Johnston. After lingering on the verge of the grave j for many days with alternations of hope and despair, this noble, Christian woman ! quietly fell asleep in death this morning I about 7:30 o'clock. Without any special disease, it was a case of the general failure ot the vital powers, as fruit falls when fully ripe. Her work in life was done and it was not in hnman skill or devoted, af fectionate service to prolong the flickering light of life. From the first of her sick ness the patient has been resigned, and with a peaceful trast in a better life be yond, has had no desire that her life should be prolonged except for others. Mrs. Johnston was a Christian in fact , and not in name merely, and has so lived that death bad no terrors and would have found her ready at a moment's warning. , We cannot mourn her death without wish- | ing to deprive her of that gain which is in store for all who live such a noble and holy life. We may j justly mourn for others, the desolate hus band and daughters, and afflicted relatives and friends, but not for her who has ex changed a frail and worn ont body for a spiritual one endued with immortal powers. Even to those who with saddened hearts have witnessed the ebbing of mortal life, she still lives as a guardian angel. Mrs. Johnston was born in Glasgow, Ky., in 1825, and was married to Col. J. A. Johnston in 1847, and with him removed to Ottnmwa, Iowa, where they lived for many years. She joined her bnsband in Virginia City in 1864, and we believe came to Helena the year following. Besides her husband she leaves two daughters, Mrs. Esler and Miss Kate. During her long residence in Helena, Mrs. Johnston had become widely known and universally re spected and beloved. Many tears, but not bitter ones will flow, and from many eyes unused to weep. Death of an Old Timer. The following letter to Hon. T. E. Col lins, of BentOD, explains itself: Togo, Mont., October 12, 1887. T. E. Collins, Fori Benton : Dear Sir :—It pains me to have to com municate the sad news of the death of Mr. J. D. Weather wax which occurred this morniDg at 7 o'clock. Last evening, while oiling his arastra machinery, he fell a dis tance of eight feet and was found uncon scious, from which he never recovered. The subject of the above notice was an old timer in Montana and like many such had made and lost several fortunes. From Indian trading he drifted into mining in the Belt creek mountains and was engaged in developing his prospects there when he met his death. Mr. Weatherwax was well known and highly respected throughout the North west and especially in Ghoteau county, where he was long engaged in the mercan tile business in partnership with Mr. W. S. Wetzel. He was a man of high aims and lofty endeavors, and any faults or errors that may have marked dis career were of the head and not the heart, and affected no one but himself. He was strictly honest in all his dealings, and his genial nature made him friends among all classes. Rod and Gun. The Missoula Times gives the particulars of the second annual hunt of the Missoula Rod and Gun Club and the banquet that wound up its festivities. The club had been divided into two teams, commanded respectively by Captain Worden and Cap tain Stephens, and spent two days in the field on the chase. At the conclnsion of that time the game was brought in and counted, each variety counting a certain number of points. Captain Worden's team scored 5,29U points and Captain Stephens' side 2,832], giving the former club the victory. The game bagged included deer, mountain goats, and all kinds of small game and fish. The hunt wound up with a grand banquet on Saturday evening, when game of all sorts graced the festive board and Zinfandel and Pommery Sec were used for digesters. Following was the score of the two clubs in detail : C'A FT. WORDEN'S TEAM. F. G. Pettibone, W. H. Dillingham, Mr. Cooley, Bob Rogers, Mr. Hill, goose, chick ense, ducks and snipe, 1,210. W. H. Yerrick, grouse, chicken, fish, 45. J. Lister, chickens and fish, 115. A. H. Bradley, fish, 60. Jos. Meynard and A. Plummer, goats and ducks, 2,500. II. Warden, goat, 800. J. H. T. Ryman, fish, 120. J. Booth, deer, geese and chickens, 440. Total, 5,290. CAPT. STEPHEN'S TEAM, C. F. Davis, geese and ducks, 150. F. H. Woody, C. F. Hawks, deer, ducks, grouse, snipe and chickens ; 630. H. Spaulding, fish ; 47 V. J. M. Shopp, deer and chickens ; 300. D. J. Hey fron, chickens ; 20. A. Lent, fish ; 117V. G. Moser, fish ; 47 V. W. Garlock, snipe ; 50. W. H. Toms, E. Fisher, ducks, chickens, fish and pheasants ; 380. K. A. Eddy, ducks and birds, 930. H. Stevens, goose and chickens; 169. Total, 2,832V. Bear Killers. The Lewistown Argus details a thrilling j bear fight that occurred in the foothills o the Snowy mountains last week. Thomas and William Berkin, sons of County Com- j missioner Berkin and lads in their teens, were out deer hunting and ran across four bears, which they immediately commenced firing at. They wounded them all and drove them into a thicket, where they were all finally killed, but not before one of the boys had a thrilling escape One of the big bears, only slightly wounded, came suddenly upon him and was within fifteen feet of him before he became aware of its presence. The bear sprang at him and the boy shoved the muzzle ot his rifle into its mouth as he pulled the trigger ; but his magazine had been exhausted previously and the gun only snapped. Jnst at this exciting juncture his brother appeared on the scene, and by a well directed shot dropped the enraged animal dead at his feet—but for which timely assistance Thomas Berkin would not have lived to tell the tale. The victorious boys com pleted their job in two hons and returned next day with a wagon to bring home the four bears, which made a good load for two horses. The adventure scarce has a parallel these days. Religious. Rev. J. Meyer will make a little change in the time of his services for the month of November. He will not have German preaching in Helena on the first and third Sunday of the month as usual ; but on the second and third Sunday, the 13th and 20th of November. HE WAS À DUDE, But Coolly Swindled the first National Bank Ont of $225. Slick Operation of a Young Fellow on the Strength of the Century Magazine. During the first days of October a young man arrived at the Grand Central hotel and registered as "John B. Harper, Century Magazine." He was every inch a dude, sported a bamboo walking stick, swell eye glasses, and an attenuated anatomy adorned by the nicest of a fashionable tailors' handiwork. He was apparently twenty-five or thirty years of age, tall and very slim and wore a carefully attended moustache. He was pale and of unwhole some appearance, and interrupted his con versation occasionally to indulge in a cough which at once enlisted the sympathies of whomever he met and suggested that its possessor was an invalid traveling in the West for his health. The dyspeptic yonng man carried no baggage bat a hand bag, and as soon as he had retired to hi? room at the hotel to deposit his grip and a/range his faultless attire, he started out to call on Mr. A. J. Davidson, Presi dent of the Board of Trade. To this gentleman he presented a letter of introduction from a friend in Denver, stating that the bearer was a correspondent of the Century Magazine and recommending him to the kind offices of friends in Helena. Mr. Davidson presented him to Major Walker and Mr. Floyd-Jones, both of whom showed him the courtesy of taking him around the city and introducing him to our business men. The gentleman in question, yclept while here John B. Harper, improved his oppor tunity and met our most prominent citi zens. He gave out that he was going to write up Helena for the Century, the de scription to appear in the January number, and obtained trom different sources views of our public buildings and portraits of our prominent men—ostensibly for the illustra tion of his article. A TALENT FOR BANKING. Three or four days after his arrival, he got one of his lirst-met acquaintances to introduce him at the First National Bank, where he presented a draft for $225 and had it cashed. The draft was a fine piece of lithographic work on linen paper, and was evidently one of the blanks used by the Century company. It was headed "Chemical National Bank of New York," l»ore at the top a neatly executed vignette bearing the words, "Century Publishing Co.'s Draft" and stamped across one corner "Correspondence Account." It was dated at New York, September 24, 1887, aDd was filled out to the order of John B. Harper for $225. It was signed "H. Russel Smith, President Century Publishing Co." The teller cashed the draft at once and it was sent on to New York with similar papers. The slick Mr. Harper pocketed the money, paid his hotel bill and left next morning, October 5th, for the East. The next day John Rohrbaugh, clerk at the Grand Central, re ceived a telegram from Harper, dated at Bozeman, saying that he would return Sunday and asking to have a certain room reserved for him. That was the last seen or heard of Mr. Harper. Yesterday the First National Bank re received through the mails the identical draft described above, accompanied by a notice of protest from the Chemical Na tional Bank and the information that there was no such account at that institution. On this discovery inquiries were at once set on foot and the result pretty clearly establishes the fact that Harper is a fraud of the first water and is on a bilking tour of the Northwest, having just quitted Denver after jumping his hotel bills and working his little draft racket on one of the banks of that city, where he appeared under another name. He has probably successfully made his escape from the country and the chances are against his apprehension, although efforts will be made to trace him ont. However, he will be remembered by several gentlemen of Helena, who will in future look askance at dyspeptic dudes palming themselves off as magazine correspondents. City Marshal Read has exposed the pedi gree of the slick schemer called Harper, who worked the First National Bank lately to the tune of $225. He was posted on the individual when he arrived and kept an eye on him during his stay in Helena. It seems Harper's real name is Stein and that he distinguished himself some time ago by killing a bar tender in Kansas City, after which he fled to other parts and assumed another name. He squandered a large amount of bis father's money and after the latter's death systematically swindled his mother and sisters out of all they had. He has continued in this line ever since and, it is said, was implicated in a robbing scheme a few years ago dur ing the strikes on the Missouri Pacific railroads. The fellow is a news paper man, or at least whatever work he has ever done was in that line, and like all expert cheats manages to make use of his avocation to help out his nefarious schemes. The role of corresponnent for prominent magazines, played so successfully in Helena, is one of his favorite schemes, and his newspaper experience enables him to carry out the character in a perfectly plausible manner. Such games, however, he plays for small stakes, as any attempt to extort large amonnts would excite sus picion. He has worked his racket suc cessfully in Helena and other places, but it is pretty certain that, like his confreres in roguery, he will sooner or later be hauled up and made to suffer for his sharp and dishonest practices. As time passes it becomes more evident that the fellow, who passed here under the name of John B. Harper and swindled the First National out of $225 is a villain of long years' experience. His smooth schemes are always planned with a cool calculation that "reduces the chances of his detection to the minimum. For instance, in this case at Helena he took good care not to lay himself liable for forgery. His draft on the Chemical National Bank was spurious, bat at the same time the signature was not forged. He signed the name of H. Russel Smith, as president of the Century Pub lishing company, whereas the real name of that officer is Roswell Smith. Harper, or Stein, as his real is, simply calculated on the ignorance of the W estern people on minor details of promi nent names in New Lork and got away with his scheme. He signed the draft "H. Russel Smith" and so close is the similarity that it is not wonderful men living this far from New York would not question the identity of the cognomen. In this way he attained his object just as well and at the same time took care that, should the transaction ever be called in question, the charge of forgery could not be fastened upon him. . Yesterday Cashier Knight, of tne First National Bank, received the following let ter from the solicitor of the Century Co. in New York : New York, October 11,1887. To Cashier First National Bank, Helena : Dear Sir It appears that a check for §225 has been sent to New York from your bank, purporting to be signed by H. Rus sell Smith, President of the Century Pub lishing Co. The Century Company has not issued any such check, and moreover the name of the President is Roswell Smith. I am instructed to say, on behalf of my clients, the Century Company, that they will be glad to aid in securing justice among the parties to the transaction. Trnly yours, CEPHAS BRAINIERD. The above is supplemented by the fol lowing special dispatch from New York, pnbl.shed in the Salt Lake Tribune yester day: New York, October 17.—Some one in the west has been drawing checks on the Chemical, American Exchange and First National banks of this city, signing them James Gordon Bennett or H. Roswell Smith, president of the Centnry Magazine company, and cashing them at local points. No attempt was made to imitate the Signa tare of Bennett or Smith. The amounts are from $200 to $250 each. The checks have been coming here from western cor respondents of the banks named for about n month. The swindle was discovered as soon as the checks reached the banks here and the western banks are in pursuit of the swindlers. The supposed checks were ut tered by some one representing himself as a correspondent of the Herald or a writer for the Century. The hand writing of both names is the same." The above shows that Harper or Stein has been plying his sharp trade throughout the West, and is using other journals be sides the Century to further his nefarious ends. Had we but received the informa tion a week sooner oar officers coaid easily have apprehended the thief, as Harper is doubtless the fellow referred to in the above dispatch, and brought him to justice, as well as put a stop to his wholesale swin dling games. The fellow is a slick operator and is evi dently well versed in crime. If his name is Orth Stein, he is well known to parties here as the son of a former prominent poli cian in Indiana, a disgrace to his family, and, as our informant states, "the biegest scoundrel in seven counties." It is to be hoped he will be caught. DISTRICT COURT. Frederick W. Dunton et al. vs. Harry Thaïe et al ; continued by agreement. Monroe Salisbury vs. Geo. S. Kennedy et ux ; foreclosure ; default of defendant entered. First National Bank, Maqnoketa, vs. Tasker Bros., attachment; judgment by default for $2,080.60 and costs. J. Axford Harvey vs. Ralph Wells ; ap peal ; motion to dismiss appeal overruled. The following cases were continued by agreement : R. S. Hale & Co. vs. Johnson & Stephens; appeal. David Merritt & Co. vs. Johnson & Steph ens ; appeal. Morris Bros. vs. Johnson & Stephens, appeal. Louis Smith vs. City of Helena ; dam ages. The case of the Territory vs. Charles Yonngquist, for forgery was then called. The defendant's application for continu ance was overruled and the case went to trial before the following jury; F. A. Gamer, Fred Buckler, Moses Mor ris, M. L. Geary, N. A. Mattice, A. LaSalle, H. Sherman, J. S. Featherly, Elisha Poad, L. Stadtler, J. K. Butcher, Hobt. Barnes. The case of Jennie L. Austin vs. John P. Austin, for divorce, was set for next Thursday. J. B Atchison vs. Wm. Kisselpaugb, quiet title ; judgment and decree for plain tiff. Fred Johnson vs. James Blake et al., contract: motion to quash summons over ruled. Cottrell & Henderson vs. W. [B. Great house, attachment ; motion to quash sum mons sustained. Territory vs. Charles Younquist, forgery; the trial of this case occupied all yesterday afternoon and this morning and was given to the jury shortly after noon to-day. The defendant was indicted on the charge of forgery for executing a spurious time check and getting it cashed at Greenhood Bohm & Co.'s store. On the conclusion of tne case to-day court took a recess until two o'clock. Nelson W. Silsby vs. Emma H. Silsby, divorce ; default of defendant entered. John J. Fant vs. E. R. Tandy et al., to quiet title ; demurrer withdrawn and dé tendant given twenty days to answer. J. B. Atchison vs. Wm. Kisselpangh ; de cree signed, filed and recorded. Wm. A. Chessman et al., vs, City of Hel ena, injunction ; continued. Hancock vs. Hancock, divorce ; set for trial Saturday. Cicily Sarah Cross vs. Richard Arthur Cross, divorce ; demurrer withdrawn ; leave to answer by 25th inst. Matthew Dority et al. vs. B. C. Brooke ; injunction; set for trial Monday. T. H. Carter, administrator, vs. Ig. Miller, guardian ; demurrer sustained. Geo. W. Taylor vs. Geo. Rausch et. al.; ejectment; motion to strike out argued. A HUNG JURY. Lawyer Balliet will place himself liable to indictment if he "hangs" any more juries He was the defendant's counsel in the Beahan burglary case and "hung" that jury until they were pretty near strangled, so to speak. At least they could not find a verdict and were discharged. Knmor now has it that there were seven votes for acqni ttal and five for conviction on the last ballot taken by that jury. Yesterday the case of the Territory vs. Chas. Younquist, for forgery, Balliet for de fendant, was given to the jury and that august body has been wrestling with the matter since one o'clock yesterday after noon and are still not able to agree. They were out ail night, as Judge McLeary did not allow them the privileges of beds, and they had to seek what rest they took on benches in the jury room. No intimation is given as to how they stand. Passage ol the Fern. The steamer Fern passed through the Gate of the Mountains on Sunday last. Should no accident be met with in run ning the series of rapids in the down river voyage, the boat will reach Great Falls to day. At that place the Fern will be in de mand for excursions, and other pnrposes, and it is expected she will be in use in the bridge construction work abont to com mence there. The following letter has just come to hand : Canyon Ferry, Mont., Oct. 15,1887. Editor Herald:— The steamer Fern passed this place to-day. She was delayed two days here on account of a broken wheel.__ _ __ —Billings Gazette: The Rocky Fork and Cooke City road is now being graded at the rate of one mile per day and this speed is constantly being increased by the arrival of men and teams from distant points. When Fortune & Skelton's full force get to work on this end of the road this amount of work per day will be doubled Their grading machine, which is to ran eight pair of horses, will soon com plete a large portion of their job. Comings & Co. have shown considerable enterprise in taking this job so late in the season, but think that everything will be completed by the first of January. —Ranchero was again beaten by Little Joe on the trotting course of Spokane Falls on Saturday. Ranchero made him trot, however, the third heat being made in 2:25}, the fastest record ever made on that track. REDUCED FREIGHTS. Agitation Among Transcontinental Lines Over the Threatened Lowering of Rates. It has been for some time understood in business circles that as soon as the Mani toba system reached Montana's Capital in operating shape a material redaction in freight rates would happen, and that as low a tariff as two cents from St. Paul to Helena wonld be inangnrated on the start. Recent St Paul advices are confirmatory of local expectations, and the coming re daction, the Pioneer Press thinks, is going to be far reaching in its results, with the prospect of affecting more or less seriously all the continental lines between the Cana dian boundary and the Gulf of Mexico Freight representatives of the several great trank lines have held meetings recently in St. Paul in the interest of peace, and to prevent, (what other and competing roads apprehend,) demoralization in rates. Says the Pioneer Press : The strip of territory running from north to south in which are located Helena and Salt Lake City, has long been recog nized by the transcontinental lines as the middle point, or the dividing line between the Mississippi river and the Pacific coast. The rates from Mississippi river points to any town in this territory are the same as from the Pacific coast to the same town. Although the distance to the coast is less than to the river yet the conditions of railroading in the mountains are more expensive, making up the difference in mileage. By agreement of the transcontinental lines the rate from St. Paul to E elena is the same as from Omaha to Helena, and from Chicago to Helena the same via the Northern Pacific as by the Union Pacific. Bat the route of the Union Pacific lies directly west to Utah and thence north through Idaho to Helena. Consequently a redaction of rates from St. Paul to Helena, contemplated by the Man itoba, would bring down the rates from Chicago to Helena by both routes. Then the Union Pacific would be obliged to scale down the rates to every point in that whole strip of country from Montana running southward through Utah. This forces down rates to Colorado points and touches the Burlington & Missouri in a sensitive spot. The instant the rates from Chicago to Salt Lake City and common points go down, the rates from Pacific coast points to the same Territory must drop. This af fects the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe and the other southern transcontinental lines, because it affects business between their terminals, and, consequently, down go the rates, like a row of bricks from Helena to the gulf, lt simply needs the Manitoba to push the first brick a little and the whole line tumbles. No wonder the managers of these diflerent roads are stirred up, for it is a serious question of railroad earnings, of freight rate demoralization and up-hill business. A disturbance in transconti nental rates, as can be seen from the above and from a little study of the map, affects an immense amount of territory and costs ■omebody a good deal of money. TOWN AND TERRITORY. —Dearth of amusements is bringing the roller skating rinks again in requisition in several Montana towns. —The new railroad to Marysville will soon be operated by the construction de partment, commencing the 22d inst. —The Batte city council has determined to have the streets of that city henceforth lighted by gas lamps in place of the elec tric light heretofore used. —Nearly three hundred men are em ployed on the new water works. As many more laborers can find steady employment for the next six weeks by applying to the Woolston company. —In the Second National Bank window is displayed a large bar of bullion worth $ 5 , 735 . 59 —$2,609 in silver and $3,126.59 in gold. It is the result of the third clean up this season of the tailing workings of the Alpha & Omega mine. —Mrs. Lizzie Rogers, wife of G. K. Rogers, a Boulder valley ranchman, was adjudged insane yesterday in the Probate court and committed to the Territorial asylum at' Warm Springs. Her dementia took the form of religious mania. —Gov. Leslie yesterday pardoned Sam uel Hutchinson, who at the September term of court in Choteau county was sentenced to sixty days in jail and a fine of $1,000. The pardon was granted on the petition of the county attorney and other persons. —The Montana Central Railway Com pany to-day issued their check to Larson, Keefe & Co., the contractors, for their monthly estimate. The amount of the check was $176,000, which the recipients deposited in the Montana National Bank. — E. P. H. Harrison has been awarded the contract for surveying the boundaries of the Crow reservation in Eastern Mon tana. Mr. Harrison left yesterday for Miles City to put things in shape for an early commencement of work next spring. —Missonla Times : It is reported that a woman named Quann, residing on ABhley creek, Flathead Lake, committed suicide a few days ago by taking morphine. The husband of the deceased, it is stated, is an engineer, who is at present working in Batte. —Inter Mountain : Col. Thomas Napton, of this city, was yesterday tendered the office of Attorney General of Montana by Governor Leslie, which he declined, not caring to take chances on being confirmed by the next Council, which does not meet for a year or two. —The report is denied that the Murray postmaster and the Thompson Falls post master had been arrested and taken to Deer Lodge on suspicion of having been impli cated in robbing the mail on the Thompson & Murray road. Both gentlemen went as witnesses against the two mail carriers who were arrested. —The Recorder's office has just received for filing a mortgage given by the new Helena Water company to the Boston Safe ty Deposit and Trust company, to secure bonds to the amount of $300,000 which the water company proposes to issue. The bonds are to bear six per cent interest and to run twenty years. —The Century imposter perpetrated his swindles on other banks than those of Denver and Helena. He worked the same racket successfully in St. Louis, Cincinnati, Chicago and elsewhere. As Cashier Knight observes, "The most cautiously managed banks are not always safe against the schemes of the expert sharper." —A stage line to be run by George W. Wakefield from Livingston to Castle moun tain has jnst been commenced. Stages will leave Livingston every Monday, Wednesday anil Friday, and returning will leave Castle mountain every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, making the dis tance, sixty miles, on the day of starting in each direction. —Articles of incorporation of the Edel weiss Mining Company were filed in the office of the Secretary of the Territory yes terday. The company is formed to work the Edelweiss and other mines, and the in corporators are Robert S. Hale, Thomas G. Merrill, Edward W. Beattie, James S. Dunn and Edward W. Knight. The capi tal stock is fixed at $1,000,000, divided into 200,000 shares of a par vaine of $5 each. The principal office of the company is in Helena. PERSONAL. —Judge J. H. McLeary is registered at the Merchants. —C. Wallace Taylor, of Choteau. is at the Grand Central. —Hon. Wm. Thompson of Butte is at the Grand Central. —Thoe. B. Quaw, the Belgrade shipper, is at the Merchants. —Geo. F. Conley, a wool grower of Au gusta, is at the Merchants. —Miss Serepta Sanders returned yester day evening from Great Falls. —Charles Anceny and W. D. Flowers, of Moreland, are at the Cosmopolitan. —A. M. Forbes, foreman of the Jay Gould mine, is at the Grand Central. — E. H. Hazel ton, the mining expert, has returned from a brief visit to Butte. —Enoch Hodson, of Jefferson, the well known lumber man, is at the International. —Louis Heitman, the well known mer chant of White Salphnr Springs, is at the Cosmopolitan. —'/.. T. Burton has returned from the East after a month's absence. His trip ex tended as far as Washington. —R. Martin, of St. Paul, a representative of the land department of the Northern Pacific, is at the International. —Mrs. James H. Mills, wife of the editor of the New Northwest, spent yesterday in Helena, accompanied by her daughter. — O. W. Jackson, of the Broadway music store, is home again after a summer's rust ling in the outside districts for his firm. —Col. J. F. Carter, the Philadelphia mining expert, has returned from a trip to Dillon and is again at the Grand Central. —Billy Black, of Wickes, left yesterday for Oregon, where his wife, who has been visiting there for a few weeks, lies serious ly ill. —Mrs. Margaret C. Beattie returned last evening from Fort Shaw, where she has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Avery, for some weeks. — H. L. Melvin, of Portland, a U. H. Postoffice inspector, is in the city on offi cial business. He is quartered at the Mer chants. —James F. Blaine left this morning for Minneapolis to accept a position there in the office of Mr. Lowry, the street railway magnate. —Frank Jones, the civil engineer, son of Mr. and Mrs. 8. J. Jones, of this city, has returned home after an extended absence in the East. — W. H. Dixon, General Passenger Agent of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul K. R., is at the Grand Central, accompanied by his wile. —Benjamin Tibbey, Superintendent ot the Parrot Mining Co. at Butte, is over on visit to the Capital and is a guest at the Grand Central. —Col. Broadwater is expected home 'to morrow evening from St. Paul, coming via the Manitoba. A conveyance was sent to Great Falls to-day to meet him. — C. J. Hood, of Lowell, Massachusetts, the wealthy manufacturer of the well kuown patent medicine, Hood's sarsapa rilla, is visiting Helena for a few days. —John H. Curtis, the Butte real estate and insurance man and a brother of Post master Curtis, arrived in the city Saturday and is spending a few days visiting oid friends. —Mrs. T. W. Welter and her mother, Mrs. W. B. Rice, who has been visiting her, left yesterday for the east, where Mrs. Welter will make a short visit. They went by the Union Pacific. —A. R. Fink, of Walla Walla, has ar rived in Helena accompanied by his wife. He comes to succeed Mr. K. A. Carnochan as local agent of the Northern Pacific Ex press Co., the latter having been appointed route agent for the company with head quarters at Helena. — F. B. Ross, Transportation and Passen ger Agent of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul R. R., who arrived last night, says that he wants the people of this country to know that his line is now carrying all classes of tickets on their fast 14 honr train between St. Paul and Chicago. Elegant dining and sleeping cars on this train. —J. A. Hensley, of the well known firm of Hensley Bros, at White Sulphur Springs, arrived in Helena yesterday and left to day for Salt Lake. Mr. Hensley is one of the first discoverers and mine owners of the Castle Mountain district. He reports the camp looking well and developments upon prominent properties turning ont in a most battering manner. He says this is especially so of the Great Eastern and Hid den Treasure mines, now under bond. —J. X. Beidler is seen to-day among friends ever glad to welcome him to the Capital City. Beidler's book still slumbers in "the rough manuscript at Bozeman. Thousands of Montanians would be glad to have the work rescued from oblivion and pat through the press. It would prove a good speculating venture for a competent book maker and put many dol lars to the credit of a deserving man. Asked by a Hkrald representative how he fared nowadays, Beidler answered quaintly, "Oh, I'm never quite broke, you know. My name is always good for an X." —Lee Protzman, the hack driyer, was taken to the connty jail yesterday in de fault of bonds to await the action of the grand jury on the charge of stealing Moses Quintin's watch. The watch was found at Ringwald's pawn broker shop, Protzman man himself telling Quinton where he could find the watch. It was stolen last Angnst and had been pawned soon after the theft, the pawn ticket having ran out two weeks when the watch was found. —Wm. Galey, a switchman on the rail road at Butte, was run over and killed yesterday morning while attempting to uncouple some freight cars. He is another victim of the inhuman system of car coupling now allowed on onr railroads. The list of those killed by these devices, which compel brakemen to stand between cars, foots up into the thousands every year. —William Kinsley, an industrious, pros perous and old-time miner of Marysville, who was brought to Saint John's Hospital last Monday, died there yesterday morning from an affection of the throat. Mr. Kins ley was well and favorably known both at Marysville and Helena, and was buried from the Cathedral this afternoon at two o'clock. MAPIXIIBD. PATRtCK-LYMAN.—At the Congregational church, Helena, JVIont., Wednesday evening, October 12, 1887, by Rev. F\ D. Kelsey, Mr. Thos. C. Patrick and Miss Sylvia R. Lyman, both of Helena. KIPE-BIERM AN.—-At the parlors of Mr. Fred oilman, October 13,1887. by B. F. Wood man, J. P., Louis E. Kipe and Mi*s Annie B. Bierman, both o f Helena. M< KENNA-COLLINS.—In Helena, October 15,1887, by Terrence O'Donnell, A. P., Mr. John McKenna, of Empire, and Miss Mary Collins, of Silver City. OLSEN-AXDERSON.—In Helena, October 15, 1887. by I arvey English, J. P., Charles Olsen and OuKtlna Anderson, both of Sweden. STEBBÏNS-LUSHER. —In Helena, October 17, 1887, by B. F. Woodman, J. P„ Wilbur F. Hteb blns and Mis9 Ellen M. Lusher, both of Helena.