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From the Dativ Herald of January 23. THE LAWS OF MON I A\A Will lie Hound in Law Sheep at the Herald Hindery for »2.0t». Niue hundred copies of the Revised Statutes of Montana were bound by the publishers in paper. In this shape they will not stand wear and tear of office use. If you have a copy, send it to the HERALD bindery ahd have it bound in Law Sheep tor $2.00. We will bind the Revised Statutes and Fifteenth Session Laws in one volume for $2.20. Send in your orders. To Our Subscribers. The Atlasses for our subscribers as prem iums have been detained by the snow blockade on the Northern Pacific. They have now been out a month from Chicago. We expect them every day, and they will be sent out as soon as received. Herald Premiums. Subscribers who are entitled to premiums must designate what they want. If they Jo not signify their wishes by letter no premium will be sent them. HEAD OF THE COLUMN. That l* M here Montana is in the Metal Output for 1887. John J. Valentine, General Manager of Wells, Fargo A Co's. Express, has issued from headquarters, San Francisco, his an nual statement of the gold, silver, copper and lead products for the year 1887. Mr. Valentine is accepted authority of the metal output of the country, amljthe cor rectness of his report is everywhere con ceded. The following table contained in the circular furnished the press by the General Manager places Montana in the front rank of the mineial producing States and Territories of the Union. Montana...............................................£ 25,483,275 Colorado.............................................. 23,291,000 » alifornfa............................................ 13.662,923 Nevada................... 10,232,455 labo....................... 8,210,000 Utah.............. 7,637.730 Arizona................................................ 5,771,550 New Mexico......................................... 4,229,234 Dakota................................... 8,058,605 Oregon................................................. 95 v N)0 Mexico ( W. coast .States)..................... 762,035 ii«-lca.................................................. 609,000 iirltish Columbia................................ 556.155 Washington......................................... 160.000 Total...........................................S104.645.759 Of the above enormous product (little more than a half million beiDg credited to jîritish Columbia ) the metals produced are livided in value as follows: (•old.....................................................S 33,074,022 •liver..................... 51,578,118 Copper..................... 10.362,746 Lead...................................................., 9.631,073 Total...........................................1104,645,959 Montana, it will be seen, has reached the head ot the column, and stands first and foremost in the year's output—more than eighty per cent, of the total being gold and -ilver. The showing for this Territory is significant. Compared with California. Col orado and Nevada, Montana has but a small amount of money invested in her mining industries—the difference being as widely apart as hundreds of thousands are to millions. Invest within our boundaries the money in mining operations that either one of the States named has employed, and what would be the showing? Montana would transcend the metal output of the combined States and Territories now re ported by Mr. Valentine. Puncturing the Hladder. The Hebai.d has this to say, that, in the judgment of workmen and of those lor whom work is done, the foreman of the Herald bindery, Mr. Hamblin, is the equal if not the peer of Mr. Boos in any department of the business, and that so far is the manufacture of blank books or of any other line of work in the *rade Mr. Hamblin can never suffer by comparison with the "bottom'' man of the Journal. For one of bis calibre and kind, there as been too much blow, bluster and buncomb ou the part of Mr. Loos, and in the opinion of the public not less than the craft, it is quite the proper caper to take the conceit out of the gent when he cavourts too presumptiously and airs his mightiness too conspicuously to uit those who have done business with him or have happened to enter his employ. We have no doubt whatever that Mr. Hamblin was amply justified in quitting Mr. Boos and engaging 'with the Herald, the fact being that other workmen of the ■Journal, longer employed and on that ac count better entitled to be retained, were to be discharged, as signified by the "boss." The Herald has to day a bindery plant five times the value of the Journal's, and we have the men and material to turn out all manner of work in that de partment equal to the best produced any where and 4'or the same money. There should be less boasting and more perform ance of contracts by Air. Boos. As a legiti mate proposition, the Herald offers $1,000 cash to $100 of Air. Boos' credit—the same tor charitable objects—that the Herald's hook ami bindery departments are better ijuipped aud better prepared in every re pvet to execute every description of work han the Journal's outfit. Catch on. Now Jour chance. Another Illusion Dispelled. An item has been going the rounds of ie press concerning the so-called "Star of tlilehem,'' which was alleged to lie visi on the heavens in the early mornings iis month. It was also said that this was first appearance since300 years ago, and U alter it again became invisible a simi period oi time would elapse before it appeared. In regard to this pure hut ldely credited fiction the Toledo Blade ye: 'there are a great many good people ho rise early, and. seeing a brilliant star the east, imagine tha* it is the so-called tar oi Bethlehem. There is no star of thlehem, so far as any one knows, since brilliant jewel of night hung poised er the stable in llethleliem wherein lay " horn Savior. The brilliant planet i in the east in the early morning is nils." The Clipper Animal. The New York ('Upper annual for 1883 at hand and i> a valuable number for >se interested in dramatic and sporting •nts. It contains a brief review of the ly days of the American stage from the inning of the lsth century, as well as a uplete chronology of dramatic and sport events for the year ls87. Montana Club. H the annual election of officers of the ntana Club, held at the club rooms last ning, the following officers were elected : 'resident—A. J. Davidson, ice President—C. K. Cole, reasurer—Geo. H. Hill, ecretary— Jas. B. Wells. Sectors-A. L. Stokes, W. E. Cox, Rich Alien, J. R. Clayberg. From the Dally Herald of January 24. HART TO HANG. Such is the Decree of the Supreme Court, which Affirms the Death Sentence. la the Supreme Court this morning a decision was handed down in the case of the Territory vs. John Hart, the Boulder murderer, affirming the judgment of the lower court and placing the endorsement of the highest legal tribunal in Montana upon the dictum of the district court, al ready twice pronounced, that Hart must swiDg for the killing of John W. Pitts. The opinion of the court was delivered by Jus tice McLeary, Judges Galbraith and Bach concurring, and is an elaborate document covering twenty-five pages of type-written legal cap. It reviews the case briefly at the outset and then takes up point by point the grounds taken by de fendant's counsel in his appeal. Each and all are carefully con sidered and denied to possess sufficient weight to justify the supreme court in overruling the judgment of the lower court. The points taken by the defend ant's counsel, Mr. Duffy, were principally : 1st, an informality of summoning the grand jurors who found the indictment and interrogating them as to whether or notjwelveof their number had agreed upon the indictment ; 2d, that the court erred in denying a motion for a new trial ; 3d, that the verdict was invalidated because two of the jury were aliens; 4th, that the verdict should be set aside because the jury had separated while sitting on the case : 5th, that the verdict was impaired by some of the jurors' indulging in intox icating drinks while the case was on trial. All of these points the opinion reviews in detail, and by logic and authorities holds each one of them groundless. The opinion concludes by affirming the judgment of the court below, winding up with a quotation from Montesquieu on the sacredness of human life and the obligation of governments to give the accnsed all possible rights to defend himself and prove his innocence. This, the court thinks, has been fully conceded by the Territory in the Hart case. There is now but the slight hope of an appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States between Hart and the gallows, and we are not informed whether his counsel is or is not inclined to avail him self of this last resort. The impression is that he will appeal it. But the history of the case affords very little ground for the hope that the opinion of this court of highest appeal would differ from the judgments already pronounced. Hart is sentenced to be hanged at Helena on the 10th of next month and there is reason to believe that the death sentence will be executed on that date. HARD LINES. Rocky Fork Employes Become a Pub« lie Charge Upon Yellowstone County. BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 24 — To Ihe Her ald :—The statement contained in the In dependent of January 22d about laborers on the Rocky Fork road is false. The county is feeding us. Publish. John Barrett et al. The Independent referred to the laborers as "a few malcontents who, having failed to receive their wages for the past month or two, are telegraphing the tact over the country, aiming thereby to create an un favorable impression against the company for what is really the fault of the contract ors." It also stated that "the directors are doing everything that can be done lor the care of the men while they are waiting for their money." The Independent certainly does wrong to misrepresent the men or the situation. It is surely a bad state of affairs if the Rocky Fork employes have been thrown upon public charity aud in their extremity became a charge npon Yellowstone county. The Herald would like to know whether Air. Word is acquainted with the present condition of affairs—whether, as inferred from the statement of an Eastern paper, G. AI. l'inney is one of a syndicate depended upon for money in this emergency. It is evident that something should be done and done qnickly to relieve the situation and set things to rights down on the Yellow stone. If the contractors are the ones to blame we suppose they will get the grand bounce, one and all, and the work be placed in responsible hands. HE FELT HAPPY. Interview With M. H. Keefe, the Tun nel Utiilder, Not Strictly Upon Railroad Topics. A Herald reporter in the course of his rambles yesterday afternoon encountered Air. AI. H. Keefe, the tunnel builder, en sconsed in his sleigh in waiting before a prominent mercantile establishment on Alain street, and, observing a happy smile playing over his countenance, the news gatherer approached in anticipation of an interview with the gentleman. After exchanging greetings Air. Keefe said : "I told you to change the address of my paper yesterday, but you may as well con tinue it and send one copy to the tunnel and one to the house." "All right," said the reporter as he reached for his note book, "that's the kind of a subscriber we like to have'" "While you're about it," continued Air. Keefe, "you may as well send me two extra copies of the Daily Herald, one to the tunnel and one to my residence and send the bill to me." The surprised reporter could only ejaca late "all right" again, as he gasped for breath. Here was a man renewing his subscription and subscribing for three more papers. Shade of Horace Greeley, think of it! Having sufficiently recovered from his dazed condition, the reporter was about to leave, not having the heart Dress such a man for an interview, when his eye caught sight of a suspicious looking parcel in the sleigh, out of which peeped a finely em broidered white robe, very small about the neck, a pair of diminutive stockings, a bottle of soothing syrup and other such infantile accessories. "Great Scott !" said the reporter, "what's all this mean ?" Mr. Keefe's face suffused with crimson as he turned a pair of deprecatory, twink ling orbs upon the reporter and in a low voice, accompanied by a proud smile, said, "We've got a brand new boy up at our house." "No, you don't mean it ! When did it arrive?" "This afternoon." "Accept my heartiest congratulations. Going to make a tunnel builder ot him l "Thanks. Yes; he's a bouncer, and I guess he'll make a good railroad man— and the happy parent drove ofi, whistling "It's Nice to be a Father," while the re porter hurriedly jotted down his new sub scriptions and made tracks for the Her ald counting room. —Cameron and Al&rtin, two witnesses in a land contest near Great Falls, have been examined for perjury by the United States commissioner at Fort Benton and were bound over in the sum of $2,000 to appear before the grand jury. In default of bail both men were imprisoned. • a From the Dally Herald of January 25. DEATH OF GENERAL FINNELL. A Noted Kentucky Politician Parses Away in Helena. This morning at 7:30 o'clock died Gen eral John W. Finnell in h ; s room at the International Hotel, where he had been confined to bed for two weeks. Genera! Finnell arrived in Helena about a month ago. In getting off the train at the depot he sprained his ankle, and was at the hos pital under treatment about a week. He was subject to a disorder of the heart, which became aggravated by the high alti tude and dissipation, and two weeks ago he took to his bed with an illness that finally culminated in his death this morn ing. He had the best of medical an vice and nursing, but to no avail. Heart dis ease was the cause of his death. The deceased's home was near Coving ton, Ky., and he had come out here to look over the country with the view of transferring his residence to the Rocky Alonntains. Surviving members of his family were advised of his illness and as soon as it became serions his son, Joseph Finnell, clerk of court at Covington, left for bis bedside. He will arrive on the de layed train this evening, just twelve hours too late to see his father alive. It is pre sumed he will have the remains embalmed and shipped to Kentucky tor interment General Finnell was a man about 56 years of age, though mnch broken down for that period of life. In his time he was a man of note and iDfinence in Kentucky He was Adjutant General of the State troops during the war and served through out the rebellion. After the war he entered upon the practice of law and soon became a prominent figure in poli tics, being one of the leaders of the Republican party in Northern Kentucy He participated in many campaigns and achieved a great reputation both as a po litical and forensic orator. He served in the State legislature and also held the offices of United States Alarshal of Ken tucky and Revenue Collector at Covington under Republican administration«. Thobgh of opposite politics he was a bosom firiend of John G. Carlisle, who was to-day noti fied by telegram of his death. He was also intimate with .John C. Breckinridge and other noted men of Kentucky. His talents were also employed in the journal istic field at different times, he having held positions on the editorial staffs of the Cincinnati Commercial Gazette and the Louisville Journal. At one time he was a man of considerable means, but lost the most of his fortune by reverses late in life. He leaves two sons and two daughters, all married, we believe, to mourn his loss. He was a man of talent and achievement and his death in Helena, so far removed from home and family, was particularly sad. He had friends in this city, however, including Governor Leslie, Air. E. W. Knight, the Barbours and others, who rendered him many acts of kindness and courtesy during his illness on to Matrimonial. Spring has not the monopoly of that period when "a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love," as has !>een seen by the numerous matrimonial events that have occurred in Helena this winter. The latest recruit for the ranks of the Benedicts is Mr. F. E. Hoes, who was married last evening to Alis» Anna J. Bell, of Stockton, California. The ceremony was performed at 8 o'clock by Rev. L. B. Palladino in the parlors of Bishop Brondel's residence. The bride aud groom were attended by Miss Frinda Scott, of Helena, and Air. J. W. Yates, as bridesmaid and groomsman re spectively. The ceremony was witnessed by only a few intimate triends and after it had been performed the bridal party re paired to the residence of Mr.C. Al. Jefferis, uncle of the bride, where a sumptuous re past was partaken of and a reception held in honor of the happy couple. The worthy pair received the congratulations of a host of friends and were also made the recipi ents of many valuable presents. The new couple will receive the con gratulations and best wishes of all over their happy union. The bride is a charm ing and accomplished young lady of ad mirable qualities and many estimable qualifications, who came out from Cali fornia to unite her fortunes with those of the man of her choice The groom is one of Helena' popular young men and is at present the efficient assistant postmaster in the Helena postoffice. The Herald ex tends congratulations. A Noticeable Blunder. The only thing that mars the correct ness of the various interesting statements in the Board of Trade report for 1887 is a blunder of the printer in the hank reports. The total individual deposits of all the banks in Helena, amounting to something over $5,000,000, are credited to the Thomas Cruse Savings Bank. However, the error was discovered promptly and Alaj. Walker, secretary of the Board of Trade, has tele graphed Air. Smalley, the publisher, to in sert the following sheet of errata in the 2,500 copies yet to be published : "The foregoing stated total individual deposits, 'capital stock, surplus and undi vided profits, is the sum of all the banks, and not of the Thomas Cruse Savings Bank, under whose head the statement appears, and which bank had not reported prior to January 1st, 1888, the end of its first quar ter of business transactions." The error is one of the printer and one of those impossible to foresee. He Saved Vawter's Overcoat. Neil Yawter tells a good story on A. Lambeth in connection with the recent fire at Elkhorn. Air. Lambeth accompa nied Air. Yawter out to the mine on a visit and one fine morning while the two were taking their breakfast the Elkhorn office caught fire. Both gentlemen were the possessors of valuable mink overcoats and the fine wraps were among the articles left in the burning building. Lambeth shoved his bnckwheat cakes to one side and Yawter gulped down an extra morsel of sausage, as they hurriedly rose from the table to rush to the rescue of their fur coats. Lambeth got there first and dived into the burning office after his beloved wrap. He found it, or at least thought he did. and emerged from the smoke triumphantly bearing aD armful of mink, which he cautiously deposited out of reach of the flames. Proud of his success, he was about to return to the fire, when he noticed a peculiarity in ihe coat and discovered to his dismay that he had risked his blonde wh süers to save Yawter's overcoat. "What," he ejaculated, when he made the chagrinuing disclosure, "that fat man's coat saved and mine in the fire! By the sacred Bimetallic and Granite Alountain. it shall not be!" and with that he picked up Yawter's coat and was abont to cast it into the flames, when Neil appeared and dissuaded him by tell ing him that his ( Lambeth's) coat had also been saved. Whereupon the St. Louis man's ire calmed down and in a mollified state he allowed himself to be led to a pile of rescued goods, where his own pet overcoat was found unsinged. Both coats were saved, though the collar of Yawter's is torn from the mighty tng that Lambeth gave it in hauling it out of the blazing house. Lam beth and Yawter now always smile as they pass by, bat the former is continually apologizing to himself for his self-sacrificing heroism in snatching another man's coat from the horning. TERRITORIAL TIDINGS. Whispers From Our Exchanges From All Farts of Montana. NOTES FROM ANACONDA. Beriete: The ladies contemplate a leap year party. Wm. Birdsell, of the valley, has sold his ranch to W. R. Davis, of Butte, the con sidération being $6,000. Air. Birdsell has been a resident of Brown's Gulch 1366. The new Silsby steam fire engine is ex pected to arrive every day. The ladies of the Christian chnrch gave an avoirdupois sociable last week. Nnm bered tickets were drawn by ladies and gentlemen, each gentleman taking posses sion of the lady holding the same num bered ticket as he held ; the lady was weighed and the gentleman had to pay for her sapper at the rate of one cent per pound of her weight. AT Bl'TTE. Miner: Mrs. Watkins lost her handbag containing $3,000 a lew days ago. It was found the same day and returned to her by a hardware clerk, whom she rewarded by a present of $40. The electric light and telephone wires got mixed last week, with the result of rendering the telephone service exasperat ing and patting out the lights in the court house tower. A singular feature of the occurrence was the fact that conversations all over the city were audible in the tower and the prisoners in the jail below, ignor ant of the cause, were convinced that the tower was haunted by spooks. Inter Mountain : The bullion shipments last week amounted to $75,600. The boot and shoe firm of Fred Gamer & Co., has dissolved, Air. E. C. Freyschlag retiring. Several "faith cures" of Butte ladies are reported to have occurred lately. The lowest temperature during the cold weather was 48 below zero. The city council opposes the running of steam motors on the street railway. AT BENTON. Ricer Press : Was it Simon Hamburg, or some on the humbug? Lots only $3 apiece. Next ! Northern Alontana has escaped better than any other section of the Territory as far as can be ascertained. The storm has been very light with us, very little snow— nothing to speak of—and the temperature not as low as other sec tions of the country. The brick work is going upon the Wool ston water works building. A small lot of buffalo robes were received at Benton the other day and the Press calls it the last shipment. Baring 1875 or "76 Benton shipped 60,000 buffalo robes in one season, valued at $300,000. We learn from Air. Paul Rurnsey, who is now in the city, and whose sheep ranch is located near Huntley station, in this coun ty, that the range in a great many places is entirely bare, affording all feed necessary tor stock of all descriptions, which are looking well. He has a sufficient quantity of hay, if needed, to feed his sheep all winter, but on account of the bareness of the range has only fed three days during the most severe weather. AT BILLINGS. Gazette: On Friday last $50,000 of Park county bonds, bearing 7 per cent, interest, were sold to Mr. E. B. Martin, of the Gallatin Yalley National Bank, for $51,750. There were five bid- and all of fering a premium. Aleasles are prevalent in Billings. J. B. Herford came in from the Aluscle shell country, and says that stock are in splendid condition for this time of year and that so far none have died. This will lie cheering news for those who are en gaged in the range industry, as many feared somewhat that the snow might cause considerable loss. Since this is re liable information we feel that the loss will indeed be light, not only with cattle, but also horses and sheep. AT BOULDER. Sentinel: We are sorry to learn that Mr. John Brady is suffering with a broken leg, caused by his horse falling upon him. Both bones are broken below the knee, but under Dr. Leighton's skillful treatment we hope his recovery will be speedy. Miss Lizzie Scott, of Helena, has been visiting the past week with Alias Cook, of this place. The Baptist church gave a successful musical festival on the 18th inst. AT DEER LODGE. New Northwest : Mr. Peter Yaliton, who was at Butte Tuesday, says Agent Lowe at Stuart asserts the coyotes have formed an unholy alliance against the Montana Union railroad. They have got onto a racket now wherein the road gets the worst of it. Two or three coyotes will drive one or more cows on the track just ahead of the train, and when the locomotive has knocked the beau tiful life ont of the animal, the whole band of coyotes will jnmp on the carcass, send up a howl of "Thank you's," and go for the feast, for which the company is expected to settle next morning with the indignant owner. Too bad, isn't it? The fire company have received a new hose cart and other equipments. The G. A. R. post installed its new offi cers last Friday. AT DILLON. Tribune : One more of the old pioneers of Alontana has been laid in the grave. Alaj or Thomas Watson died at his residence in Bannack on last Tuesday morning, the 10th, in the 74th year of his a;**. Alajor Watson was one of the oldest pioneers of Montana, and his residence of twenty-six years at Bannack made him known to everybody in this county. He was born in Washington county. Pa, and he repre sented his native county in the Pennsyl vania Legislature. In politics he was a staunch Democrat, and in the earlier political campaigns in this county he was elected from Beaverhead county to the Conncil of Alontana, in which position he honestly and faithfully represented his con stituents. AT BOZEMAN. Cornier: A seam of excellent coal, five feet in thickness, has recently been dis covered on Jack creek, six or seven miles east of Eonis. Wm. Ennis was in this city Tuesday. He says that the cattle during the recent severe cold weather were doing remarkably well between Bozeman and Aladison county. In some places in Madison valley the snow was encrusted, but as a general role the stock did not suffer to any great extent. W. W. Alderson has gone to Wisconsin on a visit. Chronicle : The waterworks franchise granted to Woolston extends for a period of twenty years. Woolston agrees to fur nish water to the city for fire and munici pal purposes free, A scale of maximum prices is also fixed. AT GREAT FALLS. Tribune: The railroad bridge nears com pletion. Much credit is due to the men engaged in its construction. It is not long since work was commenced. Hardly had the start been fairly made before winter, with all its rigors, 9et in. It wa9 generally supposed that the cold weather would sus pend the work. Not so, however. Day after day these men kept steadily onward, and although the merenry almost disap peared for days at a time, it did not deter them from their labors. The Knights of Pythias gave a ball last Friday evening. The stone indnstry promises to be one of great extent in this city and its neighbor hood. It is estimated that superior build ing stone can be shipped from here to Helena and Butte at prices which will ren der it cheaper than brick. FROM LEWISTOWN. Argus : A private letter from Hon. James Fergus to ODe of our citizens says that cattle and sheep are doing well in his section. The weather is not so severe and the snow not as deep as we have in the Basin. Air. Aloe is in receipt of a letter from Supt. Paxton, of the Alaginnis Alining Company, in which he says, in substance, that the mill is running, with plenty of ore on hand and the mine looking well. A letter from Air. McAdow, of the Spotted Horse mine, also states that his mill is in constant operation, the mine in fine shape and plenty of ore on the dump. Daniel Brereton and Aliss Anna L. Zil lisch were badly frozen while ont sleigh ridiDg, having got lost on the prairie. Brereton may lose one of his feet. AT LIVINGSTON. Enterprise: Reports from all the great stock ranges of the west are favorable, con sidering the severity of the weather for the past twenty days. Local reports are equally good. It is with deep regret that we announce the death of Alajor W. P. Lyman, which transpired at Re * Lodge on the 14th. His illness was pneumonia. Deceased was born in Potter county, Pa., and was about sixty years of age. AT MISSOULA. Times: Wm. Kennedy, of the Rodgers, took a teakettle of boiling water out to thaw the hydrant in the back yard. The water froze in a solid column as he poured it oat and there it stands with the kettle frozen into it by the snout. Missoulian : The leap year party last week was a pronounced success, notwith standing the severe coldness of the even ing. A larger number of the dancers of Alissoula than usual attended, and the ladies showed the gentlemen how to do the proper thing. AT MILES CITY. Journal : Antelope are reported as being very plentiful in the neighborhood of Rose bud, on the north side of the Yellowstone. The cause of the trouble with the freight train near Horton Wednesday night was that one of the box cars, heavily load ed, was on defective tracks, which gave way under the great weight before the culvert was reached, where the wreck oc curred. Of course the disabled car conld not travel across the bridge and down it went, tearing the rails and carrying two other loaded box cars down through the bridge aud piling up. Inquiries are being made from the East as to the condition of live stock in Alon tana, and the answer on every hand is "promising." No losses^ire reported, the snow is light aud feed plenty. AT PHILIPSBURG. Mail : The lowest temperature of the season, 52 below zero, was experienced on the 16th inst. The ladies gave a leap year party last week. The Drummond & Philipsbnrg railroad did the following business from the date of its opening, September 24tb, to Decem ber 31. 1887 : Freight. Received......... Forwarded..... Pounds. 8.721,008 2.369,175 Charges. £67,294 37 8,984 17 Total.......................11.090,183 Passenger business receipts........... Western Union business................ Total receipts............... £76.278 54 .. 4,342 46 ......................£81,427 46 AT TOWNSEND. Tranchant : Died :—In Townäehd, AI. T January 15th, 1888, Airs. AI. E. Ballard aged 61 years. Airs. Ballard resided in this valley upwards of twenty years, and commanded the respect of a large circle of friends and acquaintances. She was the mother of Let. and George Ballard and Mr9. J. E Kanouse, all residents of this vicinity. The disease—asthma—with which she so long suffered, w»9 the final cause of her death. , AT VIRGINIA. Madisonian : A company of five civilians beat a like number of sharp-shooters from the local militia last week on the rifle range. The civilians scored 231 and the militia 23** points. The following patents have recently been granted : Lawrence A. Fenner. Virginia City, rock separating apparatus for mining sluices David F. AIcKim, Cable City, automatic regulator for the receivers of air com pressor9. Baptist Church. The recent annual election of the First Baptist chnrch of this city resulted as fol lows: For deacons—Gov. P. H.Leslie and Hen ry Knippenbnrg, the former toofficiatehere and the latter at Glendale Alission. For clerk—J. W. Wade. For treasurer—R. Hilman. For collector—J. AI. Feels. Assistant collector—Alias Briscoe. Finance committee—J. W. Eddy, E. W. Craven. H. B. Wade. Pulpit committee—Gov. Leslie, E. W. Craven, Mrs. Lockey. Credential committee—Pastor, deacons, Airs. Hilman, Airs. O. Allen, Mrs. Lockey' Committee on music—Air. Osgood, Alias Leslie, Air. Bargees. Ushers—Messrs. Wheaton, Peets, Thomp son, A. F. Wade. Sunday school superintendent—C. A. Osgood. Assistant superintendent—J. AI. Peet. Secretary—A. F. Wade. Librarian—Adam Haegele. Assistant Librarian—Air. Loberg. Treasurer—Aliss Kate Johnston. Trustees of the chnrch—Henry Knip penberg, John W. Eddy, W. L. Milligan, E. W. Craven, A. T. Brown, L. F. Evans, J. P. Porter, W. AI. Mann, F. AI. Wood. Memorial Resolutions. The following resolutions were passed on the 18th inst. by Excelsior Lodge No. 5,1. O. O. F.: Whereas, In view of the loss we have sustained by the decease of our esteemed friend and brother, Wm. S. Negus, and of the still heavier loss sustained by those who were nearest and dearest to him ; there fore, be it Besolred, That it is but a just tribute to the memory of the departed to say that in regretting his removal we mourn for one who was in every way worthy of onr re spect and regard. Resolved, That we sincerely condole with the family npon the dispensation with which it has pleased Divine Providence to afflict them, and commend them for con solation to Him who orders ail things for the best, and whose chastisements are meant in mercy. Resolved, That onr lodge and charter be draped in mourning and that the members wear the badge of monrning for the next thirty days. Resolved, That this heartfelt testimonial of onr sympathy and sorrow be spread on the records of this lodge, and a copy be in serted in the newspapers of this city, and copies Thereof be forwarded to the family of onr departed brother. J. P. McCabe, P. 8. Washbubn, J. H. McFarland. TOWN AND TERRITORY. —Coke ovens are to be built at the Horr coal mines, near Cinnabar, next spring. —The Great Falls Tribune says active work is soon to commence on the new smelter. —Hon. C. R. A. Scobev, of Dawson county, was married recently at Fort Bufford Dakota, to Aliss Lizzie Scott. —The mails between Helena and Fort Benton have been somewhat irregular of late, to put it mild. Yesterday we re ceived ten day's mail in one from tht head of navigation. —A valuable strike of rich lead ore is re ported to have been made yesterday in the 400 foot level of the Comet mine at Wickes, the noted property of the Helena Alining and Reduction company. —The Alontana Central has received a brand new mail car from the East and an other is on the way. The company now has a government contract to carry mails between Helena and Great Falls. —The furnaces of the H. AI. & R. Co. at Wickes are in full blast again to day, after having been kept at a low ebb for a week on account of a lack of coke. Two cars of coke were received to-day and the com pany anticipate no further trouule on the score of fuel. —Electrician Tapper, formerly of Hel ena and now managing the Butte electric light works, got into trouble with his engi neer the other day and a light ensued, in which one man used a monkey wrench and the other a pick-axe. No blood spilled ; only a $20 flne in the police court for the engineer. —Air. D. P. Patenaude, of the firm of A. AI. Holter & Co., is confined to his room from an illness caused by contracting a cold in a recent trip to Great Falls. His numerous friends will be glad to hear that his affliction is not of a serions character. His intended Eastern trip for the benefit of the firm is postponed for several days. —A fine girl baby, born yesterday, (Sun day) to the wife of C. H. Anderson, brings joy and gladness to one of Helena's young and happy households. The new comer tips the scales at 9 j pounds and is pro nounced the very image of its proud father. Alother and little one are doing nicely, and the head of the family— well, he is doing pretty well, too, for a parent of only one day's experience. — Yellowstone Journal : The german at Fort Keogh Thursday night was in honor of Lieut. Weeks and wife. During the evening Col. Gibson presented Air. and Mrs. Weeks with a handsome silver service, especially intended as a testimonial to Mrs Weeks, nee Hattie Ovensh'ne, who bears the title of "daughter of ihe regiment." The favors used were of home manufac ture, the handiwork of the ladies, and were both artistic and unique. Lieut. Lyman and Airs. Weeks led the german. — Inter Mountain : The Helena Boaid of Trade has issued a very handsome pub lication, bookform, showing what a thriv ing city Helena is, what she has done in the past and what she builds on for the future. It is full of finely executed en gravings giving views of various parts of the city, of individual buildings, of in teriors, of mining plants in the vicinity, etc. It is a fine work, both as to charac ter of matter contained and printing, and is a credit not only to the enterprising Board of Trade of Helena, but to Major R. C. Walker, the compiler. —A fire occurred in Yirginia City on the 9th inst., of which the news has just been received. It started in the store of J. N. Merkle, the jeweler, and spread with such rapity that nothing could be saved of Aler kle's stock. Three adjoining frame build ings were almost instantly in a blaze and as quickly destroyed, including .he meat market ot George Gohn, and Jacob Dick's paint shop and wall paper supplies. The store building occupied by Dr. Schmaul hauseu was in imminent danger from the flames. It was saved, however, but con siderable loss was occasioned to the stock of drngs by removing the same. — New Northwest : It has been a conven ient custom practiced for years when one was in a hurry, or traveling, to mail letters on the postal car. This is now a "lost art;'' at least it is lost time, for it has been de creed by the Postmaster General that no letters so posted con have their stamps can celled on the cars. The letter so posted is carried to the next post office, where it is thrown off and remains until the next mail train comes along, being meantime can celled by their aident posmaster. This looks like an advance backwards, unless it has been demonstrated that the postal clerks are nnable to attend to parting and cancelling the dropped letters. However that may be, it is "orders" now, and the public will govern themselves accordingly. TO KILL OR SELL. The Law Forbids Either in the Case of Grouse, Prairie Chickens, Etc., in the Opinion of a Butte Lawyer. The suit against c°rtain dealers of Batte for having feathered game on sale ont of season has been hanging fiie for about month, says the Miner, hot was argned lie fore Justice Lippe^cott yesterday by W. H. DeWitt for the Territory and J. J. AIc Hatton for defendants. The Territorial law makes it a misdemeanor not only to kill game ont of season, but to have it on sale, and Air. DeWitt necessarily takes the ground that it does not matter where the game was killed, the sale or keeping it on sale during the close season in Alontana is illegal. Mr. AIcHattou argues that the law so construed is beyond the jurisdiction of the Territorial legisfiitu.e, whose powers do not reach beyond the police and quar antine regulations lor the peace, welfare and good health of th-- citizens ; that the importation of go- J, sound, fresh, fat prairie chickens and sale of the same does not interfere with the said peace, welfare, and good health, and the Territorial law, being a re '.riction on legitimate commerce, is clearly in excess of the powers of the Legislature. Jn3tice Lippincott reserved decision until to-dao ; and it is probably a delicate ques tion to decide. If he decides according to Air. AIcHatton's argument, it may result in dissolution ot the Legislature, and a new election. Then, again, they may refuse to dissolve, and come back with a complaint that the justice has exceeded his powers, and move fora change of justices, andin either case the result would he too serious to grow out of an alleged misdemeanor. It probable, therefore, that the decision will be given on the merits of the complaint ander the law, and not on the constitu tionality of the law itself. The above appeared in the Miner several days ago. but as sequel numbers of the Butte papers got lost in the shulHe duriDg the snow blockade, we have been nnable to learn the decision in the case. It is an important issue, as onr Helena merchants are as. liable under the law as the Batte men, and if it is nnlawfnl to keep such game for sale it would be good for all to know it. Nova Scotia Storm. Halifax, N. S., Janaary 25. —Yester day's snow storm was the worst known here for years. Railway travel is again demoralized. The harbors of North Sid ney, Digby, Yarmouth and Annapolis are frozen over for the first time in years. PERSONAL, —E. Redding, of the Alhambra Springs, is at the International. — F. T. AIcCormick, sheriff of Meagher county, is at the International. —Dr. Wm. Parberry, of White Sulphur Springs, is visiting the Capital. — W. G. Conrad arrived from Fort Ben ton yesterday and is at the Grand Central. —Edward F. Crosby will leave in a few days for San Francisco on a brief business trip. —Mr. Samuel Anderson of White Sul phur Springs is spending a few days in the city. I. R. Eidell, ticket agent at Missoula, is at the Cosmopolitan, accompanied by his wife. —Dr. L. Rotwett, the popular clerk and recorder of Aleagher county, is over from White Sulphur Springs. —L. A. Tappen, representing the St. Paul paper firm of W. W. Garrison & Co., is on a business visit to Helena. — AI. J. AIcConnell, the architect and builder, left on the limited to-day for a trip to New York and Philadelphia. — R. T. Bayliss, manager, and G. H. Robinson, deputy manager, of the Alon tana Co. Limited, are in from Marysville. — E. D. Edgerton, president of the Second National Bank, has returned home from a four weeks' trip to New York and Washington. —W. J. Traphagen, professor of miner alogy at the College of Alontana in Deer Lodge, arrived from Chicago last night and is at the Cosmopolitan. — W. C. Swett, the well known stock man, returned from Chestnut yesterday. He reports stock doing well in that section and no losses to speak of. —Frank L. Sizer, superintendent of the Empire mine, is in the city. He reports things running smoothly at the mine and another healthy dividend in immediate prospect. —Air. W. G. Conrad, who has just re turned from the East, and his wife, who has been visiting Airs. S. C. Ashby in Hel ena, departed yesterday for their home at Fort Benton. —Amos Buck, the head of the leading mercantile house of Amos Buck & Co , Stevensville, is spending a few days in the city. Air. Buck was a resident of Helena twenty-two years ago. — C. L. Yawter got the top of his head singed while engagel in rescuing goods from the Elkhorn office, which burned down last Friday. The hair was a!l burned ofl' and the scalp severely scorched. He went into burning building just once too often. —At the International are two gentle men from the East and West, who intend to pitch their tents in Helena. One is Air. W. Y. Jobes, of Alinneapolis, who contem plates engaging in the grocery business and the other Air. R. Gilbert, of Portland, who will probably open a tailoring estab lishment in this city. —I. M. Chadbourne, the genial mining man and high tenor, got disgusted with the weather last week and quietly slipped off for the East, intending to extecd his visit to England after takin^in New York and Washington. His presence will be missed and his early return eagerly looked for by a host ot friends. H. C. Y allace of Salt Lake is paying a visit to the capital of Alontana for the first time and is the guest ot his wife's cousin, Airs. F. J. Shaffer. His wife, form erly Aliss Lizzie Ellis of Helena, has been in the city for some weeks and now Air. Wallace comes to see her former home and meet her many friends. He will remain several days in the city. several days in the city. Odd Fellows' Installations. The two local lodges I. O. O. F. have in stalled their newly elected officers as fol lows : MONTANA LODGE NO. 1. N. G.—William K. Aliller. A . G.—John Winkleman. Secretary—Alassena Ballard Treasurer—Alorris Silverman. Past Grand—S. Irvine Stone. Warden—Emil Kluge. Conductor—August AI. Jacobi. Outside Guardian—Robert Thompson. Inside Guardian—Joseph Gainsburg. R. S. N. G.—George E. Kienzle. L. S. N. G.-— F. E. Thieme. R. S. Y. G.—S. Cohen. L. S. A . G.— O. C. Bissonnette. R. S. S.— E. E. Williams. L. S. S.— T. B. Eddingfield. The standing committees are as follows : Relief Committee—Cohen, Silverman and Frank. • Finance Committe—Thieme, Stone and Kienzle. excelsior lodge no. 5. N. G.— C. R. Stevenson. Y. G.— C. ÄI. Williams. Sec —I). J. Wait. Treas — E. ÄI. Gould. P- G.— P. S. Washburn. Warden—G. A. Hall. Conductor— R. H. Beckwith. O. G.—B. Smith. I. G.—Wm. AIcCann. R. S. N. G.—J. P. AIcCabe. L. S. N. G.— F. AI. Alathers. K. S. Y. G.—Wm. Schott. L. S. A . G.— T. J. Cronin. R. S. S.—David Keenan. L. S. S.—A. G. Young. Relief Committee— P. S. Washburn, R. H. Beckwith, F. M. Alathers. Finance Committee— R. AI. Calkins, A. G. Young, Wm. Bicket. Supreme Court. The following opinions were deliverel this morning : Territory vs. John Hart; judgment affirmed ; opinion by Justice McLeary. Territory vs. Ben E. Harris; appeal dis missed, defendant regaining right to make another appeal in proper form ; opinion by Justice Bach. First National Bank of Helena vs. J. S. AIcAndrews et al.; order fixing amount of bond vacated and annulled; opinion by Chief Justice AIcConnell. Granite Alountain Alining Co. vs. Wm. A\ einstein et al.; judgment affirmed with costs; opinion by Chief Justice AIcCon nell. John J. Fant vs. E. R. Tandy et al.; judgment affirmed ; opinion by Justice AIc Leary. Simeon P. Ives, of Aliesoula, was admit ted to the bar. I MES- LUC AS.—In Helena. Januarv 21. 1888 by Hev. F. D. Kelsey, Mr. John W. lines, of White Sulphur Springs, M. T., and Miss Leafy Dell Lujas, of Bloominton, Ind. born. ANDERSON.—In Helena, January 22, 1888, to the wife of ( liltord H. Anderson, a daughter. AVALTERMAN.—In Helena, January 22, 1888, to t.ie wife of Joseph Wal'crman. a son. KEEFE.—In Helena, January 23, 1888, to the wife of M. H. Keefe, a son. Ta ken Up. Came within my enclosure about the middle of November, 1887, a red two-year-old heitor, branded on the ribs of the right side N A with one-half of the ri<*ht ear off. Owner will please call, prove property, pay for this advertisement, with ranch bill, and take her away. w4t-jan26 JAMES H. SMITH.