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From the Dallv Herald of November 21. LET 118 REJOICE. île Glad Day Has Come aid Helena is Upon a Net Highway to the East. I lie Season's Work on the Manitoba and Montana Central—Features of the New Road. To-dav, the 21st of November, Helena tlehrates the greatest event that has oc .rred in her history since the arrival of the Northern Pacific opened up the first teel highway to connect Montana's capital with the metropolitan centers of the East and West. That event was awaited long md anxiously by our pioneers, who traveled : hi ther over trackless prairies and across rug ged mountains, through desert sections and imidst tribes of hostile Indians. They .waited and watched for the advent of the .ron horse with the anxiety of a full rea ; ation of what its coming meant to Helena and Montana. In the early seventies the iuancial panic, in which Jay Cooke failed, lisappointed their fond hopes, or at least ieferred them another decade, and then from the Northern Pacific their eyes turned to the Union Pacific, which was each year -ending its little narrow guage branch îearer and nearer the Territory. The 'tab & Northern entered the Ter ritory, reached Red Rock and then* Dillon, whence the graders were already at work upon the proposed extension to Helena. Suddenly this work was stopped and Ilelenaites marveled it the determination of the Union Pacific o abandon the Helena project and build to Butte. But, used to disappointment,our itizeus watched the progress of the narrow zuage towards the silver city with as much t uanimity as their unbounded confidence a Helena and its prospects would justify. And now their hope long deferred was real ed. Henry Yillard formed his celebrated •ombinafion, and Northern Pacific iron be jan reaching eastward and westward with nantie strides. The summer of 1-83 came md with it the Northern Pacific track •cached Helena. Later in the season the golden spike was driven and Helena found herself upon a highway of steel, unbroken from the Atlantic to the Pacific ocean—a midland city on a great transcontinental route. Then did the joy bells ring out and the gladdened people give full vent to their rejoicing over the substitution of the palace car for the stage coach and the freight train for the bull team. The in oruing track was visited by thousands of people, the graders were welcomed as friends of the truest sort and treated to the best the town had; and finally the ar rival of the first through train was greeted with a public jubilation, and parades, -peeches. bonfires and pyrotechnics were ombined to illustrate and testify the depth of popular rejoicing over the great er event in Helena s history. the second coming. . With no less ferver Helena, though she has been a railroad town for four years; to day celebrates the arrival of the second great railroad to enter Ler confines, which event was consummated with the last -pike that fastened down the iron at the Montana Central depot last Saturday after noon. The glorious occasion is hailed with even deeper gratitude than the comple tion of the Northern Pacific. One railroad meant immunity from stage and bull team bondage ; two mean competition and im munity from railroad monopoly. Hence to-day we bave decorated onr streets and houses : hence we have welcomed the first through train over the new route with boom of cannon and public demonstration; hence we will to-night toast the projectors of the scheme and drink the health of the Manitoba and Montana Central railroads. All bail the great tramway ! Its piercing of our city's heart with tines oi double irons is a wel come transfixion. To borrow from Col. Sanders speech at the Hill banquet a year ago, Helena has a warm greeting for every new railroad. "Welcome to the North Pole and Montana railroad ; welcome to the Helena, Honduras & Patagonia rail road ; welcome to the Northern Pacific; and to the Montana Central card milla faeltha —a thousand welcomes." THE MONTANA CENTRAL. On January 27, lss6, the Montana Cen tral Railway Company was organized at Helena with C. A. Broadwater President, B. F. Potts Vice President, Wm. Harrison Secretary and Treasurer, J. T. Dodge Chief Engineer and the following board of direc tors ; C. A. Broadwater, C. W. Cannon, B. E. Potts. Nick Kessler and W. B. Raleigh. The death of ex-Governor Potts made vacancies which were filled, the vice presi dency by C. W. Cannon and his place in the directorate by W. A. Chessman; and with these changes the company remains the same as when it was organized. The attorneys for the company since its organization have been Chumasero & McCutcheon. As surveys had been in progress the preceding fall and winter, grading work upon the Montana Central lines to Rimini, Marysville and Great Falls was begun early in the spring of last year. The Rimini branch, lb miles, was ready for the iron in July, but the rail transportation dilliculty interfered with its completion and it is still a trackless road bed. By the close of last year the line to Great Falls, 97 miles in length, was graded. It included several tunnels and some heavy rock work, but was all completed in good season. All this work was done by the aid of the most skilled engineers and competent con tractors. No expense was spared, and by the time the work was done millions of dollars had been expended; but the com pany had the satisfaction of knowing that they had an excellent roadbed and easy grades. This year the Montana Central has con structed a great part of its branch to Butte, which, it is expected, will 1)6 in operation next spring. Easy grades are sought, also, on this line and the work is being done at meat ex pense. The Wickestunnel,over6,000 feet long—the longest tunnel in Mon tana—is now being bored on this road. ^ It will not be finished by spriDg and the line will be operated by means oi a switchback over the mountain until the tunnel is com pleted. The Montana Central was a scheme in augurated by Col. Broadwater and counte nanced by James J. Hill of St. Paul, presi dent of the Manitoba railroad. Its birth was coetaneous with the decision of Mr. Hill to begin the extension of the Manitoba to Montana and,the M'est. BUILDING TO HELENA. Last fall the St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba Railway began its west-bound inarch from Devil's Lake, and liefore win ter reached a point two miles this side of Minot, Dakota, a point 527 miles west of St. Paul and 645 miles east of Helena, lhis spring grading and track-laying was resumed, and the result is that to-day the first through train from St. Paul over the Manitoba route reached Helena. The load lrom here to Great Falls, as stated above, was already graded, but the distance lrom there to Minot was an untouched prairie. .ffiepard & Winston took the grad ing contract and Donald Grant was given the track-layiDg. The graders started and kept in advance of the tracklavers until Great rails was reached. On Aprii ioth last the track left Minot. 64o miles from Helena. On June 10th it was at lort Buford, 503 miles distant; on July 2 at Poplar creek, 43ri miles away, on August 11th at the second crossing of Milk river, 301 miles from Helena; on September 5th at Fort Assinaboine, only two hundred and fifteen miles away ; on September 2Sth it reached Fort Benton, 143 miles distant, and on Oc tober 15th it triumphantly entered Great Falls, 97 miles from Helena, the end of the Manitoba and beginning of the Montana Central. A little more than a month later, November 19, it had spanned the last gap and entered Helena. Here was a feat of railroad building that astonished the country. In seven months, from April to November, the road had been built and ironed across a stretch of country 645 miles long, from Minot o Helena. The event is unparalleled in the annals of railroading. FEATURES OF THE ROAD. The distance from Helena to St. Paul; over the new road, is 1,172 miles, and in that entire distance there is not a grade greater than 58 feet to the mile—a contrast to the other transcontinental lines that have sections where the grade reaches 200 feet to the mile. The heaviest work on the the road was on the Montana Central between Helena and Great Palls, Here are some three or tour tunnels aDd other heavy work. The highest grade, 53 feet to the mile, is between here and Silver City. The maximum grade between the latter place and St. Paul is but 45 feet to the mile. The greatest elevation on the road is the Silver City summit, which has an altitude of 4,321.4 feet above sea level. The end of the track at Helena has an ele vation of 3,992 feet. The road was built for commerce and is in excellent shape for a freight highway. ENTERING THE CITY. At 1:55 o'clock last Saturday afternoon, the 19th inst., the last spike on the main line was driven at the Helena depot. Numerous spectators were present and witnessed the finale. The last spike was driven by Mrs. S. J. Beals, S. J. Beals, auditor of the Montana Central. Jno. W. Eddy, right of way agent, and Wm. Har rison, secretary and treasurer of the com pany, who put in the last licks and sent the spike home. The firet engine to enter Helena was No. 155, of the St. P. M. A M. Ey., with Frank Stapfh as engineer and Fireman Sanders. It is the engine that left Minot last spring and has kept in the van ever since. DECORATIONS. The City Dressed in Flags and Bunt ing. In celebration of Railroad Day Helena makes a magnificent display of llags, bunt ing, arches, evergreen dressing and all else in beautification of streets and buildings. The several bank buildings are elaborate ly and tastefully decorated—the Montana National and First National Ranks being particularly noticeable for their bunting and other display. The business houses along Main street very generally present an attractive ap pearance in their abounding display of celebration tokens, and Hag and banting ornamentation is lavish from one end to the other of the thronged thoroughfare. Numerous beautiful adorned residences strike the eye throughout the city, and few of the homes on the cautral plateau and on the east and west sides of the city but show more or less of llag display in honor of the day. Broadway, on numbers of its business buildings, is represented with patriotic and artistic draperies. The Herald block is handsomely dressed in bunting and llags, and the ample folds of the national banner floats proudly from its lofty flag stall'. The capital building is neatly dressed in bunting, and a "welcome" banner, run out by the Journal company, depends in grace ful lines above the street. The Pärchen building, adjoining Masonic j Temple, is elegantly attired. The Northern Pacific engineers, tenants of the third floor, j have streamers flying and a broad tri- j color spanning the entire front bearing the inscriptions : "M. C. Pay Your Money—Take Your Choice. N. P." "The Best (N. P. R. R.,) Will Win." The ground floor, occupied by Norris Bros., confectioners, and the Independent office, is quite elaborately draped with bunting and Chinese lanterns, and "Wel come. Montana Central," appears in front. The Norris Bros., also make a very pretty display of their shop window, filled with candy and other exhibits tastefully dis played. Jackson's music store is neatly attired ; the U. S. Assay Office has its flag at the top and the court house and capitol have banners floating from their staffs. The storm—the first of the season—has interfered with many intended decorations, but the display is nevertheless quite gen eral and transcends anything of the kind before seen in Helena. The City's Welcome. At a meeting of the City Council, on last Saturday evening, the following resolutions were unanimously adopted: Resolved, That we welcome with sincere thanksgiving the completion of the St. . Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba, and the Montana Central railroads to the city of ' Helena, and recognize with admiration and gratitude the enterprise, energy, courage ' and foresight of the men whose minds con ceived and whose means executed a work of great difficulty and illimitable conse quences of good to a vast area of our coun try, and for the .accomplishment of this great work we would especially express our gratitude to J. J. Hill and Col. C. A. Broadwater. Resolved, That the Mayor and Aldermen participate in the procession on the 21st inst. in a body ; and the iCity Marshal be instructed to provide not less than three carriages for the purpose, and to detail a platoon of uniformed policemen to report for duty to the Chief Marshal of the cele bration. Wedding Cards. Cards have been received in this city an nouncing the approaching marriage of Lieut. James H. McRae and Miss Florence Stonch of Fort Shaw. The nuptials are to solemned at the post, Wednesday, Decem ber 14th next. The betrothal of this pop ular couple was announced a short time ago by the Herald. Miss Stouch is the daughter of Capt. G. W. H. Stonch of the Third Infantry, and a young lady of esti mable qualifications, well known and ad mired by a large circle of friends in Mon tana. Mr. McRae is one of the most pop' ular young officers of the gallent Third and his host of friends throughout the Terri tory will rejoice over his ]good fortune. The Herald tenders its congratulations in advance of the happy event. Hecla Mine on Fire. Calumet, Mich., November 20.— The No. 1 Hecla shaft of the Calumet and Hecla mine is on fire, and strenuous efforts are being made to extinguish the flames. ■ tie Daily Herald of November - 2 . e Lurch Welcome to the Manitoba. At the Methodist Episcopal church Broadway, there was a crowded congrega tion last evening, a number of prominent railroad people being present, the Pastor. Rev. A. D. Raleigh having announced as his theme: A church welcome to the Manitoba. We present a brief synopsis of the discourse : The Iieverened gentleman took as a text a passage from Is. xl, 2, "Make straight in the desert a highway." To-morrow, the citizens of Helena open their arms to wel come the great Manitoba—a new avenue of commerce, linking this vigorous city to the great markets of the world. In the rejoicing that fully characterizes such a time, is there nothing that should stir Christian people especially with gladness ? There is. and that we wish to show. T> , , , ,. „ . Railroads and steamships, all means of extensive travel, are avenues along -which I hnotion mn h'7<i + mn m/xvoa 4/x <v\nnnAf Christian civilization moves to conquer Daniel in his prophecy declares, that "Many shall run to and fro, and know ledge shall be incresed." These two cir cumstances stand intimately related. Fancy the condition of mankind if everybody staid at home. Ignorance and selfishness would universally prevail. Take a map and study history, and you will find that those nations that had the widest intercourse with surround ing nations advanced to the highest civil ization. China built a wall of separation around her territory and discouraged travel, so that the great mass of her people lived and died in the neighborhood where they were born. What was the result? That mighty empire has made no advancement in its civilization since the days, long ere Christ came, when, in the separations and settlings of the nations, its foundations were laid. China has its philosophy, its religion, its language, its science and art, all peculiarly its own; but all these have remained in statu quo for generations. But I see great hope for China to-day, not only in the missionaries of the cross, borne thither by the railroads and steamships of commerce ; not only in the business inter ests of Christendom planting their forces, through these avenues of travel, in the Flowery Kingdom for gain, and yet leav ing the impress of their Christian civiliza tion on this pagan nation. But I see great 1 hope in the fact that Chinamen themselves are catching the inspiration of travel and are to be found in all parts of the earth, interested students of philosophy, religion, science and art, widely different from their own. Christ took hold of this influence of travel and said io his people: "Go." Take the history of Montana as illustrating this same thought. Home one said to me the other day that there was a vast improvement in this city and Territory in morals and in culture, and when I asked if this was owing to the church he said, "No, not so much as to the railroads." He explained that these great highways had added a large class of cul tured people to society, who, feeling them" selves still bound to their old homes, main tained the morals and observed the de mands of good society there, impressing thus society here; while at the same time these means of easy and speedy travel en abled the older residents to renew their fellowship with society in its better forms, and thus inspired all classes with a higher and better morality. So we welcome this new railroad as another link binding ns to the Christian thought and progressive movement of the age. The reverend speaker then went on to show that the forces of religion find a beautiful illustration in a railroad. A grade must be established, a track laid, a train prepared, loaded with blessings and the locomotive of vital piety attached. He described the stations along the way, warned of the dangerous switches, and concluded with a graphic description of Religion landing its precious freight at the Depot of Eternal Life. Banquet Notes. —Lee Mantle did the Press Gang proud. His speech was one of the best of the evening. At the conclusion he was surrounded by friends and warmly con- i gratnlated. —The Third Infantry band discoursed exquisite music. The frequent and en thusiastic encores attested the keen ap preciation of three hundred banqueters. —Representatives of the Territorial press, outside of Helena, included Mantle, Butte Inter Mountain; Collins, Great Falls Tribune; Alderson, Bozeman Avant Courier; Fisk, Townsend Tranchant ; Leonard, Ana conda Review; Yerkes, Bozeman Citron- j tele; Peck, Benton Wool Grower. The Benton River Press, Billings ! Gazette, Missoula Times, Deer Lodge New Northwest, Philipsburg Mail, and other papers had reporters present, but in the great hall it was difficult to siDgle them out and place thorn by name. —Charley Crandall "stood by" and the "fizz of inspiration" never ceased from ten to one o'clock. —The Merchants' stall' made both the banquet and the banquet service all that heart could desire. The three hundred were feasted right royally and not a guest of the whole number suffered a moment's neglect. —The Pioneers and Pilgrims evened np in numbers pretty closely. They con tributed a homegeneous and happy com pany. —Neatly the songs in numerous in stances interspersed the speeches. The humorous remarks of the Manitoba chief were met with : He's a jolly good fellow. Is Hill, is Hill— He's a jolly good fellow, Is Hill. Judge McConnell's utterances were endowed with a good deal of vim by sip pers of the cup, who chorused, "\Ve won't get drunk any more." The sentiment, "The Ladies," responded to by Mr. Knight, brought out the popular air, with a big chorns : In a cabin in a canyon. In a deep and dark ravine. Lived a miner, forty-niner. And his daughter Clementine. Nearly every, city, town and camp of the Territory held down a chair at the banquet table. The Hill party retired about the hour of 12 o'clock, in preparation for their re turn trip, entered upon at 2 o clock a. m. The Royce At Lansing Company. The coming of the new railroad has been of all-absorbing interest to the Capital people daring the past few days, and the public mind has run almost wholly in that direction. However, notwithstanding this overshadowing matter, fair sized audiences attended at the Opera House Friday and Saturday evenings, attracted thereto by the very enjoyable entertainments fur nished by the Royce & Lansing Company. The Herald cannot follow the Indepen dent in its cynical comments and sour asperities, as much intended to reflect upon the Opera House management as upon the company of artists who pleased hundreds of our people in their performances. In this line of amusement the Royce & Lan sing people are creditable to their profes sion, and we acknowledge enjoyment of their comedy parts, their vocal and instru mental specialties, and very much else of their excellently chosen variety pro gramme. We print elsewhere a card from Messrs. R. & L.J which, in justice to them selves and company, is presented in answer to the Independent. The company left Sunday morning for the est and open their next engagement at Spokane. ; j , I From the Dally Herald of November 23. GOLDEN HAIR AND 3 BEAKS. The Operetta at Jliug's Opera House Friday Night. An outline of the beautiful operetta to be given Friday evening by the amateur musical talent of Helena will interest hun dreds of readers. Here is THE argument. A group of children, whose home is in the forest, are gathered in a shady dell singing of their happy woodland life. A little flower girl, (Miss Stout) wandering through the vale, scatters the group to quiet nook and glen. She recalls them to • know their mission and begs to become one of their happy number, which request is granted. She has been previously warned : of their beautiful queen, (Miss Atkinson) who though 80 faff, would lure her into daD er The Q hearing that Bruin _ ° . 1 1 _ . _ __ Mr. Brown) has made his home in Forest land, seeks "A maiden with such charm. That she's proof against all harm." to go and search the cot and to bring her the wonderful jewels which she has heard are in Bruin's home. The flower girl is summoned and the Queen, overcome with her beauty, makes her princess upon the throne with herself, giving her the name of Golden Hair. Dwelling in the wood is an ancient Bard, (Mr. Whittaker) who warns of coming dan ger and sings the evening lullaby of the Forest children. In gentle tones he now warns Golden Hair to beware of the wily Queen. Bruin, having heard of the For est children, guards well the treasures bid den in the cot. While at a meal the bears hear the merry forest children, and hasten to scatter the foe, returning with a loud hur rah for Bruin—Mammy Muff (Master Cohen) and Lucy Cub (Amy Cohen). The Queen reveals her secret to Golden Hair, and promises wealth and beauty if the young Princess will go and steal the jewels for her coronet. The faithful Bard again appears and warns of coming darger. As night is approaching Golden Hair re clines upon a grassy mound, while the Bard's sweet lullaby soon carries her to dreamland. The three Bears, on an even ing's stroll, discover the little maiden, but are frightened away by the Will-o'-the Wisp (Miss Tutt), who calls the children from near and far to twilight rest. Again the Bard's soothing lullaby quiets the group, till nodding, they all fall asleep. A new day finds Golden Hair in the home of the three Bears. Bruin and family be ing away, the maiden examines the cot, tastes the porridge and tests the chairs and beds till, weary, she falls asleep upon Lucy Cub's couch. The Bears returning, declare that some one has been in. Golden Hair is finally caught, and the Bears, in great excitement, proceed to secure the cot, lest she escape, 1'orgettiDg an open lattice window near by. The voice of the Bard is heard, below the window, calling her to come ; quickly for her life. She hurries to the window and waving a "good-bye" to the three bears is soon off through the woods, to the astonishment of the horrified Bears. The Forest children are now searching for their lost one through the wood. Faith ful (Miss Fisk) reveals the fact that their j Queen has beguiled Golden Hair into a snare, which has probably been the cause of her death. The enraged children depose the Queen from the throne and in sadness she retires in disgrace from Forest-land. The merry voice of Golden Hair is heard in the distance, returning with the Bard. The happy children hasten to greet her and cheerily escort her back to the lovely vale. The ancient Bard is crowned in , place of the fallen Queen, and the operetta I doses with the loud echo of "Long live our noble King." TRYING HART. The Judge Reproves a Garrulous jury...The Case to Close To*night. i ! j j i I 1 i 1 When court convened this morning the trial of Hart, the Boulder murderer, was resumed. Yesterday afternoon the testi mony for the prosecution was all given, except the expert evidence on the insanity Question, which was introduced this morn ing. The witnesses for the defense were alf examined to-day. The testimony of two of them the prosecution will try to impeach. The men are new witnesses and, it is said, have recently got out of prison after serving out penal sentences for different crimes. The prosecution have sent to Boulder for copies of the records to substantiate these assertions. The jury trying the Hart case is com posed of the following gentlemen : Anton Horskv, C. C. Thurston, Wm. Dingee, A. M. Thornburgh. E. R. Tandy, Abner Adams, F. M. Procter, E. D. Willett, John Steinbrenner, Henry Aggens, F. J. Howe, Jr., Hugh Kogan. It seems some of the jurymen have been caught holding converse with outside par tiesrnot however on subjects pertaining to the trial now going on. The law, however, requires that they shall be constantly under the surveillance of an officer and shall hold no communication whatever with outside parties while sitting on a case. Judge McConnell expound ed the law pretty forcibly this morning in a half hour speech to the jury and impressed them thoroughly with the sacredness of the duty they were per forming. He said that, as human life was in their hands, it behooved them to attend strictly to their duties and told them that they mast observe the greatest secrecy. If they had wives, he said, they would not be allowed to talk to them, as an illustra tion of the secrecy required. The reproof of the court was severe but not unmixed with the humorous ; for when His Honor told Daniel Jewitt, the keeper of the jurors to always keep them together and allow no communication with outside parties, that patriarchal official shook his head and worriedly remarked that he would do his best, but "they, the jury, were a hard lot to deal with and it was a big job to keep them together." This afternoon the arguments commence and it is presumed the case will go to the jury to-night. Other late proceedings in court were : Helena Lumber Co. vs. Winscott Mining Co.; judgment by default for plaintiff for $1,202.80 and costs. John M. Anderson vs. J. Axford Harvey: verdict for plaintiff assessing damages at $189.32. . , W. H. H. Scott vs. John Scannell ; judg ment for plaintift' for one cent damages and perpetual injunction. District Court. Court resumed this morning and the trial of Hart, the Boulder murderer, was commenced. A jnry was empaneled and the examination of witnesses begun. J. H ! Duffy appears for Hart and County Attor ney Joy es, of Boulder, and W. H. Hunt, of Helena, are conducting the prosecution. Hart is under indictment for the murder of John Pitts at Boulder two years ago, has had two trials on the charge and has escaped both times, the first time through the disagreement of a jury and the second time by a legal technicality. His case has cost Jefferson connty thousands of dollars already. It is understood the plea of the defense will be insanity and that if he is convicted his counsel will take the case to the Supreme Court. j ; 1 ! Shooting Affray. Doc. Remington, of Stemple, was shot in the arm at that place yesterday morning by a man named Townsend. It is said that in an altercation Remington threat ened to shoot Townsend, and the latter in self defense fired the first bullet. Reming ton was brought into the Sisters' Hospital last evening for medical attention. It is feared amputation of the injured member will be necessary. Townsend is on his way in to give himself up to the officers. Doc. Remington, the Stemple miner whose shooting was chronicled yesterday, suffered the amputation of his right arm yesterday. The operation was performed at St. John's Hospital, where the wonnded man was taken on coming to the city. As the wound was high up the arm had to be taken off at the shoulder. The operation was successfully performed and the man is now resting as easily as circumstances will permit, with all chances for recovery. Last evening Townsend, the man who did the shooting, came in voluntarily and gave himself into the custody of the sherilï. He said the unfortunate affair grew ont of a dispute over some mining ground, and he was force to shoot in self defense. He U9ed a 45 calibre Winchester rifle and purposely shot Remington in the arm, not desiring to kill him. He says he did not fire until Remington had twice fired at him with a shot gun. Townsend walked all the way in from Stemple to give himself up. Tow isend appeared before Probate Judge Clemen: ', this morning and his examina tion was set for twenty days hence, by which ume it is snppofed Remington will be able to appear and testify. Townsend was released on a bond for $1,000, with C. K. Wells and Bennett Price as sureties. Disbanding their Forces. The Manitoba-Montana Central people have concluded not to do any branch track laying this season, except in the case of the Sand Coulee branch from Great Falls, which will l>e pushed forward to completion at once, in order to make marketable this winter the product of the coal fields in that locality. All work at laying iron has been suspended for the season. In the spring track laying will be commenced on the Butte, Marysville and Rimini branches. The large force of men that brought in the track last week is being disbanded. Part of them have been organized into a band of surfacers and started to work from this end of the track to meet a similar gang coming from Great Falls, in order to expe dite the work. The others in great part have gone back East. To day several teams of horses and mules, with wagons used by the Grant forces, were loaded on a train and started on their journey eastward. Not many of the men remained in this section, and in the spring the required forces will be raised from local points. The Drummer Boy's Departure. Major R. H. Hendershot, the Drummer Boy of the Rappahannock, took his de parture for Missoula to-day, accompanied by his son. They will give an entertain ment there for the benefit of the Grand Army posts and then proceed westward to fill other engagements. During his stay here the Major and his son lent their services to the city in her railroad celebra tion, and, by their marvelous and highly entertaining performances, contributed greatly to the success of the exercises at the opera house and at the banquet last Monday All who heard the expert drummer boy, who converts the snare drum into a musical instrument needing no aid of orchestra or band, were aston ished at and greatly pleased with his per formance; and these, as well as the public at large, will be glad to hear that Major Hendershot is to return to Helena in Jan uary to give an entertainment jointly with the Encore Club under the auspices of Wadsworth Post No. 3, G. A. R. Thanksgiving Pardon. Governor Leslie to-day granted a full pardon to Eugene Farrell, confined in the Territorial penitentiary for manslaughter. He will be liberated to-morrow, Thanks giving Day. Farrell is a young man who pleaded guilty to the charge of man slaughter at the Silver Bow court in Sep tember, 1885, and was sentenced to five years in the penitentiary. He was indict ed for murder, having been concerned in the killing of a Chinaman with two other parties. Farrell was only 18 years of age when sentenced. His condact has been uniformly good in prison, and the U. S. Marshal and other prominent officials and citizens joined in the petition for his par don. New Mining Company. * Articles of incorporation were filed yes terday in the office of the Secretary of the Territory for the Merrill Discovery com pany, the object of which is to deal in mines and mills, prospect and develop mines, and all business of that character. The capital stock is fixed at $15,000, divi ded into 150 shares of a par vaine of $100 each. The principal office is at Minneapo lis and the incorporators are : Robert S. In nis, Roderick D. Russell, George H. Keith, Henry M. Goodhne and Adolphus F. El liott, all citizens of Minneapolis. Installation. At a meeting of Helena Lodge No. 2,1. O. G. T., held at their hall last evening the following officers were installed for the current quarter : C. T.—Mr. A. H. Priest. V. T.—Miss Emma Hatch. Secretary—Mr. S. R. Douglas. Financial Secretary—Mr. John Rowell. Treasurer—Mrs. H. Kirkendall. Marshall—Mr. Chas. D. Watson. Chaplain—Mr. F. M. Woods. Inside Guardian—Miss Annie E. Steers. Sentinel—Mr. Frank Smith. Assistant Secretary—Miss Cora Cham R. H. S —Mrs. A. H. Priest, L. H. S.— Mrs. O. C. Bundy. Express Rates Reduced. W. J. Footner, Superintendent of the Northern Pacific Express Company, tele graphs the local office that after Decem ber 1st next express rates from St. Panl, Minneapolis and Dnlnth to Helena will be $7 per hundred on merchandise and $5.50 on prodnee. Lee Mantle's response to "The Press" toast at Monday's banquet was one of the brightest and best delivered speeches of the evening. It was a credit to himself as an oratorical effort—it was creditable to the fraternity he was chosen to represent. How pleased the press people were was attested by the hearty handshaking and congratu lations showered upon him—a proceeding cordially joined in by many others. The circumstance that of all the press people present our local contemporary alone was unhappy and wouldn't "shake" was re gretable. The boorishness of onr neighbor was further marked by its refusal to re port Mr. Mantle, bnt no one was injured by that neglect except the Independent. TOWN AND TERRITORY. —The Montana Central will not put on a regular passenger train until next spring. —The leveling and ballasting gangs on the Montana Central have advanced to within fifteen miles of Helena. —The Manitoba will at once change the whistles on their locomotives, as the Inde pendent objects to their "hellish hoot." The Independent is nothing if not alliterative.]® —The Herald extends its congratula tions to Messrs. Hill and Broadwater upon the festive occasion and tenders the new railroad a hearty welcome on behalf of its thousands of readers. —Congratulatory telegrams poured in upon Helena yesterday from all points of the compass, among them being messages from Hon. J. K. Toole, Marcus Daly, T. A. Cummings, Conrad Bros, and John W. Power. —The Western Union Telegraph Com pany will, on and after Deceml>er 1st, send day messages to St. Paul and Minneapolis for sixty cents and night messages for forty cents for ten words, instead of seventy-five and fifty cents, as at present. The Helena game market has specialties expressed all the way from the States. In the list of delicacies are noticed wild tur keys, 'possums, and black, gray and fox squirrels, trophies of the hunt in Missouri and other pans of the Southwest. —The Northern Pacific have not as yet fulfilled the terms of the new passenger schedule, the trains so far coming in from one to three hours behind the appointed time. In a few days, however, it is hoped the new order of things will be working smoothly. —Four inches of snow fell yesterday and the temperature underwent a correspond ing lowering. A few sleighs, the first of the season, ventured on the streets, but to day the accumulation of mud renders sleighing impossible, a thaw setting in with the bright sunshine this morning. —A special train o' er the Montana Cen tral brought in about 200 people yesterday from Fort Benton, Great Falls, Fort Shaw and other Northern Montana points, in cluding the Third Infantry band. They all came to take in the celebration and were given complimentary rides to and from the capital by the railroad company. —The Western Union telegraph wire which lines the Manitoba railroad between St. Paul and Great Falls stopped at the latter point. The Montana Central strings its own wire from Great Falls to Helena, and it is intimated that the Rocky Moun tain company will control the line. The Western Union needs another eastern wire to Helena and it might extend it to this city from Great Falls. PERSONAL. —I. N. Beck, of Elkhorn is in the city. —Jerry Collins, editor of the Great Falls Tribune, is at the Cosmopolitan. — F. R. Salisbury, of Meagher county, is in the city to attend the railroad celebra tion. — H. L. Rodgers, of Philipsburg, and Wm. Ulm, of Sun River, are at the Mer chants. —Hon. H. N. Blake and Hon. W. W. Morris of Madison county are visitors in the city. —Mrs. Chas. E. Duer arrived from Fort Benton Saturday night—the first lady pas senger over the Montana Central. —James Moflitt, the well known min ing man of Butte, and wife have taken rooms at No. 9 South Rodney street. —Col. T. L. Malone, of theC. M.& P. R.R., R. B. Wilson, of the Wisconsin Central, and D. R. McGinnis, of the Manitoba, are amoDg the late arrivals. — E. G. Maclay and L. W. Peck, of Ben ton ; Jerry Collins, J. W. Matkin and G. W. Taylor, of Great Falls, were among the visitors from the north to the celebration. —Major Peter Ronan, U. S. Indian Agent at the Flathead Agency, came into Helena for the celebration, accompanied by his chief clerk, Mr. Adams. They return home today. —J. W. Olinger, of Comet, is in the city to-day. Mr.Olinger has taken the Weekly Herald for a period of twenty-one years and to-day renewed his subscription to extend to January 1, 1888. —Col J. H. McLaughlin, of St. Paul, the well known railroad man and noted wrestler who was in Helena last spring, has arrived in the city. He will be pas senger conductor on the Montana Central between Helena and Great Falls. —Col. James L. Fisk, one of the pioneer residents of Helena and a brother of the Herald proprietors, came in with Van H. Fisk, of the Townsend Tranchant, for the celebration. Col. Fisk is ont from his Minnesota home for a sojourn in Montana's agreeable clime for the benefit of his health. This is his first visit to Helena in thirteen years, and he is receiving a warm greeting from old friend* Live Stock. Chicago, November 16.—Cattle—Re ceipts, 12,500 ; market generally weaker and slow ; extra, 5.2005.70 ; stockers and feeders, 203.25 ; Texas cattle, 1.7503.10 : western cattle, 203.55. Sheep—Receipts, 6,000 ; natives, 304.15; western, 2.9003.55 ; Texans, 203.45. g Chicago, November 17.—Cattle—Re ceipts, 11,000; steady; fancy, 5.1005.60; shipping steers, 2.8004.90 ; stockers and feeders, 2.0003.20; Texas cattle, 2.00© 3.15 ; western rangers, 2.0003.75. Sheep—Receipts, 6,000; steady to strong; natives, 2.7504.10; western, 2.9003.55; Texans, 2.0003.40. Chicago, November 21.— Cattle—Re ceipts, 11,000 ; steady ; fancy, $5.3005.55 ; shipping steers, $2.7505.00 ; stockers and feeders, $2;OO03.2O; Texas cattle, $2.00© 3 20; Western steers, $2.6003.75. Sheep—Receipts, 5;000 ; strong ; natives, $3.0004.35; Western, $3.0003.75; Texans, $2.2503.40. Chicago, November 22. — Cattle—Re ceipts 12,000 ; weak and 10c lower ; fancy shipping steers 2.8004.40; stockers and feeders 203.15 ; Texans 1.7503.15; west ern rangers 203.60. Sheep—Receipts 9,000; slow; common 10015c lower ; common to choice 2.50© 4.10 ; western 303.70 : Texans 2.5003.10 Wool Market. Philadelphia, November 18.—Wool is quiet and unchanged. Boston, November 18.—The wool de mand is quiet. No. 1 fleeces 35036; Ohio pelaino 35; Michigan do 32)033; Territorial wools, scoured, 48050 for medium ; finest medium 50055 ; fine 550 60. Other grades unchanged. New York, November 18.—Wool is doll; domestic 16034; pulled 14032; Texas 9022. Philadelphia, November 22—Wool market quiet and unchanged. Boston, November 22.—Wool steady and firm ; fine washed Ohio and Pennsylvania fleeces 310314 for X ; 33036 for No. 1 ; Michigan X held at 29030. Territory wools moving freely at previous prices. New York, November 255.—Wool quiet ; domestic fleece 26034; pulled 14032; Texas 9022. THE DAY WE CELEBRATE. The 21st of November will ever here after be a red letter day in the annals of our city, indicating the completion and opening of the Manitoba road to traffic and travel. A similar occasion was that which witnessed the completion of the Northern Pacific to the borders of oui city. We did not under-estimate the importance of that event. Results have justified all our anticipations. We are still better prepared now to es timate the value of a second road not merely to our borders but within our city limits. We recall the satisfaction we felt when the Union and Central Pacific were completed to a point 450 miles distant. We remember the determination to bond our Territory to the extent of millions to secure a narrow guage con nection with the only transcontinental railroad which it was predicted we should see in one full generation. We remembe", too, when we were ready to bond our county for a large sum to build a narrow guage road to Benton, the bead of navigation. During all these years the question of transportation has been the foremost one, around which all our plans and hopes have clustered and shaped themselves. If any one would have told us ten years ago that within that short time we should have two transcontinental roads to Helena, combining all the facilities of an east and west and a north and south connection, we should simply have smiled our incredulity. What was too much then to hope we see to-day fully accomplished. Without a subsidy of any kind on the part of our Territory, county or city we have secured railroad connection that we esti mated cheaply * when we were ready to pay millions for them. They are just as valuable to us as if they had been bought by the payment of millions. They have given a fixed and increased value to every foot of soil in Montana, and to every pound of ore in our thousands of rich mines. They insure us a rapid influx of settlers and capital to develop our resources. The Mani toba gives us not simply another eastern connection; it gives us iu additiou a northern connection and adds an import ant link to that line that will some time connect Alaska and Hudson's Bay with the city of Mexico. It takes us to the head of navigation on the Missouri river. It brings together the ends of our country by easy and accessible con nection. We have not only a new eastern connection with substantial and perpetual competition, but by the easiest grades of any line that has ever pene trated so far into the north and west. It is deliberate conviction that the Manitoba has directly added many millions to our perman ent wealth, but in its indirect results has doubled for us the value of the Northern Pacific. It will compel a policy of multiplying branches, disposing of its lands to settlers as soon as possible to increase local and way traffic. It will give us faster trains and more of them, cheaper rates and constant attention to the accommodation and convenience of our people. We should be utterly in sensate and unworthy of our great bene factions, it we did not with our heart, hand and voice join to celebrate such an event. If we could be silent under such circvmstances the very stones of our streets would cry aloud to shame us. Let the storms come. We feel too grateful that they have delayed until the substantial com pletion of the work, to utter a complaint. It may be winter without but it is sum mer within. There is no frost iff the ground and none in our hearts. All honor from grateful hearts to President Hill and President Broadwater and all others who have aided to bring the Manitoba railroad to our doors. It is reported that a St. Louis spiritualist has been in communication with Lingg, the suicide anarchist, who reports that the first to give him welcome in the spirit world was Pradhom, the French socialist, and he proceeded at once to set him right on many points. Prudhom says what the world needs and what he meant to teach was not anarchy or socialism, bnt merely localized as distinguished from centralized government. He says anarchy, as tanght by the Chicago apostles, is impossible non sense. We never took much stock in spiritnalism, bnt there is some good sense in this revelation. Won't this St. Lonis medium just call np Joe Smith and Brigham Young and inquire their revised opinions about Mormonism and polygamy. The latest in bicycles is one that runs on the water, two steel tabes tilled with compressed air taking the place of wheels and one central wheel with paddles worked by the feet giving the propulsive power. The inventor is Mr. Alphonso King, and he made the passage across East river and back in thirty-five minutes in spite of a strong wind, a strong current and the swell of many passing vessels. The next thing will be a bicycle to travel in the atmosphere. COONEY—DAY.—November 17th, 1887, at the Cathedral in Helena, by Rev. L. B. Palladlno, Ed. H. Cooney and Miss Georgia A. Day, both of Wiokes, Montana. MILCH-BAUER.—In Helena. November 17, 1887, by Terrence O'Donnell, J. P., Joseph Milch and Christina Bauer, both of Helena. Boniv. MILOT.—At Dearborn, Mont., November Iff 1887, to the wife of H. A. Milot, a son. HARTWIG. —In Helena, November 1", 1887, to the wife of Wm Hartwig, a daughter. WANTED. One Hundred Pony Mares, two years old, that will nos stand over twelve hands when mature. Must be sound and free from dis ease or blemish. Give price on cars. Address i <1. HTBBAY HOAG,' Maquokrlu, Iowa. Importer und Breeder of SHETLAND, WELSH and ICELAND POMES.