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From the Daily Herald of March 5. Racing Programme. The Montana and Washington Racing Circuit, embracing Helena, Lutte, Deer Lodge, Missoula and Spokane Falls, have issued their racing programme for the v»ar 1888. The programme shows a large amount of premiums offered, aggregating $ 45 , 000 , and several fine races with large purses, which will attract the fastest and beet stock in the Northwest. The dates of the meetings are arranged to fol low in close succession and are as follows : Deer Lodge—July 18 to 21. Lutte— August 6 to 11. Helena—August 20 to 25. Missoula—August 28 to September 1. Spokane—September 3 to 8 . Following right after these come the State Fair at Salem, Oregon, September 17 to 22, and the fall meeting at Walla Walla, W. T., October 1 to 6 , so that there will be an unbroken chain of meetings in Mon tana. Washington and Oregon from the middle of July to the first of October. The spring meeting of the M. A. M. & M. A. at Helena will be held July 1th, 5th, *-th and Ttb._ Dillon's New Jail. Tribune: The county jail of Beaverhead county will soon be in position to securely tontine prisoners. The total cost of the new jail will be about $13,500. The money has been well expended and the tax-payers of Beaverhead county have have an edifice shat is safe, healthy and a credit to the county. While the iron cages are being put in it fjccame necessary to remove part of the prisoners to Butte for accommodation. Un »•irnday Sheriff Jones and City Marshal Mulany took six of the prisoners to Butte. Their names are Hobt. J. Body, A. J. -beivelhut, Reuben Pendry, James Jäg ers. Joe Jaggers and Fred Jones, As soon as the cages are finished they will be brought back to Dillon. The statement in the Helena Independent that the prisoners were removed to Butte through the fear that an effort would be made by friends to liberate them, is with out foundation. No such fear was enter tained before or at the time of their removal, 'herili Jones telegraphed Governor Leslie tor the order, and stated the reason for re moving was the patting in of iron cages in the jail at Dillon, and nothing at all about tearing a raid on the jail. A Wise Bridegroom. Inter Mountain : A wedding party got on the train at Deer Lodge—married the day before, February 29 th, a day which will not again occur for four years. The happy pair were on their way to Helena to »pend the honeymoon, or the first part of it. on a visit to the bridegroom's parents. A married couple of some twenty years experience sat opposite them. •*1 wonder," said the experienced wife to her husband, "why they selected the 29th ot February ; they can only celebrate their weddmg day once in four years ; it will be a life time before their wooden or tin wed ding comes around, a hundred years before •heir silver wedding, and two hundred years before their golden wedding." "Probably the husband's doings," re marked her companion grimly; "a man doesn t like to be too often reminded of The Hoard of County Commissioners met in regular session to-day at the court house. The term will last ten days or more. The whole hoard is present, including Chairman Reach and Commissioners l'ope and Curtin. This morning the bills of county officers lor salaries and other accounts were audited and allowed. Lids were opened for the construction of а. jail at Marysville as follows : \. McCarthy................................................ «1,039 !■!».«. Smith................................................... 800 -ta». H. McCarthy.......................................... 978 I). J. McNally............................................... 945 L. H. Peetkam <St Son................................... 956 A K McKay A Co....................................... 873 (». W.Oker.................................................... 920 б. V. <»ker................................................... 870 E. 1.. Williams............................................. 710 The hid of Mr. Williams was thereupon Accepted, and the board ordered him to file » bond in the sum of $1,500 and to com mence work at once. The bonds of several county officers were examined and approved. Educational. The Student for March is out, as bright in contents and neat in appearance as can be. The leader page has several short, sensibie articles on timely topics ; "Echoes From the School Room" and other departments con tain numerous sprightly paragraphs; a page is devoted to the subject of "Exami nons," and still another page is profitably occupied by Prof. Howard on "Primary Arithmetic"—bow to teach the little ones to know, count, read and write simple numbers. Prof. Carlcton is a clever editor —admirably fitted to conduct a publication like The Student, which in breadth and grasp points to a field of occupation as wide as the Territory. the day he lost his judgment and made a iiarnea tool ol mmseit. A Foiled Burglar. Saturday morning last, about four o'clock. the residence of Thomas O'Connor, on Billings street, 6 th ward, was entered from the rear door by a night prowler dis guised as a Chinaman, with the evident purpose of theft. The forcing of the lock awoke Mr. O'Connor, who was sleeping in the front room, and without disturbing his wife, who has been ill for some time, he •jnietly picked his way in the dark out of the apartment to the adjoining room. Get ting sight of t*he burglarous intruder, O'Connor sprang upon him, throttling his neck with one hand and grasping his right arm with the other, and in a sudden and unifremonious manner thrust him to the open door and pitched him out, without regard to the suddenness with which he collided with the frozen ground. It was the impulse of a moment to get rid of the unwelcome visitor. The next time he comes Mr. O'Connor hopes to be better prepared to otherwise entertain him. County Commissioners. The Fatal Small-pox. Livingston Enterprise: The infant child of Station Agent McClellan, of Springdale, aulicted with small-pox, mention of which "as made last week, has since died from the elfects of the disea-e. Another case ha* developed during the week in Mr. Mc ( lellen s family, an elder child being the victim. A strict quarantine is being en forced against the station house at that place, and no trains are permitted to stop it Springdale. The report that small-pox bad appeared at Hunter's Hot Springs is "'ithout foundation, the only case in the county being the one above stated. , Sudden Death. Mrs. Reed, wife of G. W. Reed, the stone aiason and plasterer, died suddenly this morning at her home on the East Side. Deceased had been deranged mentally for some time, though her death to-day was o ally unexpected. Heart disease is given *8 the cause of the death. From the Dally Harald of March 6 . SMALL POX. A Scare at the Depot—The School Children to be Vaccinated. A young son of Mrs. Kates, who lives in the Sixth ward, near the depot, has been taken down with an eruptive disease, which is supposed to be chicken pox. It was at first thought that it was a small pox case, but the physicians have not made a thor ough diagnosis yet and are inclined to the belief that it is merely chicken pox, as that disease has been prevalent in that locality for some time. The health officers are on the alert, and if the case should prove to be small-pox will adopt all precautions to prevent the spread of the disease. By to-night it is supposed the symptoms will have developed far enough to allow the physicians to pronounce definitely as to the character of the case. In view ot the danger of the contagion visiting Helena, the school board have de cided to have the pupils vaccinated and yesterday passed the following resolution : Resolved, That all pupils of the public schools shall be required to be vaccinated. No pupils shall he admitted to the privi leges of the schools after Monday, March 12 , 1888, who do not produce a certificate from a reputable physician, showing to the satisfaction of the superintendent of the schools, that they have been vaccinated after the date of this resolution ; or a like certificate to the effect that a previous vaccination renders a second inoculation unnecessary. Veteran Pensions. Editor Herald:— In to-day's Inde pendent is a strained endeavor to attribute some unusual charity and self-sacrice on the part of the district court clerk in not demanding a fee from war veterans in the matter of appearing before him and prov ing up their pension papers. As an attor ney in numbers of these cases I happen to know that no one dollar fee or any other fee was ever charged by either Mr. Tatem or Mr. Keerl, who heretofore were clerks, it having been fully recognized that to do otherwise would absorb a considera ble proportion of the small sum received by the old soldier, and be an exaction not alone cruel, but absolutely inexcusable. To the credit of the former clerks, how ever, it may be truthfully said that they never poured into the répertoriai ear any thing of their "charity" or "self-sacrifice" in connection with any similar services rendered the veterans. Lex. Of Interest to Dice Shakers. Shaking dice for money or other thing of value is now a felony in the eyes of the law and those who are addicted to the practice will be interested to read the fol lowing extract from the fourth division of the Revised Statutes of Montana. "Section 168. That if any person shall deal, play at or make any bet or wager, for money or other thing of value, at any of the games known as three card monte, strap game, thimble rig, patent safe game, black and red game (commonly known as the ten dice game,) percentage stad horse poker, twenty-one, high ball, blue jay, chuck luck, short faro, or any dice game, two-card faro box, or any similar game or games, or shall induce any person whatever to make any bet or wager on*any snch game, shall be deemed guilty of felony, and on conviction thereof shall be im prisoned in the Territorial penitentiary for a term not exceeding ten years and pay a fluc ukjL less iliou 9100 nor mure iliau $ 1 , 000 .___ Commissioners. a County Commissioners. At the session this morning the Board ordered $ 10,000 transferred from the gen eral to the contingent fund to meet current demands. The report of the county clerk, showing warrants issued to witnesses and jurors, was examined and checked. The Treasurer's report of licenses col lected and uncollected was examined and ordered printed. It having been shown to the Board that the Public Administrator had failed to render certain statements to the Probate Judge, as required by law, au order was issued directing the Probate court to see that such statements were rendered ; and in the event that the Public Administrator refused to do so. the County Attorney was directed to take such legal steps as would enforce compliance. Ignatius Donnelly in a New Role. The Helena Base Ball Association is almost daily in receipt ofletters from ball players asking engagements for the season. .Secretary Markley to-day pulled a letter out of his postoffice box, which proved to be an application from two brothers, Harry and Ignatius D mnelly, of Minnesota, for positions in the Montana league this year. Coming from Minnesota, the home of the great antiquarian, it looks as though Igna tius had abandoned literature and the cryptogram for the base ball diamond. We hope the application will be favorably considered, for it would be a feather in the cap of the Helena nine to have Ignatius Donnelly "takin' 'em off the bat." A Conductor Killed. The report yesterday to the effect that a conductor had been killed near Missoula is confirmed by the following special from that point, dated March 2d : Conductor Howard, of the Rocky Mountain Division, Northern Pacific railroad, was crushed be tween two cars this afternoon at De Smet, a station six miles west of here, and instantly killed. Deceased was well liked by all railroad men as well as by the general public. He served as scout for General Caster throughoat the Norwest and he was also on Pinkerton's force some years ago. - A Democratic Kick. Madisonian: Judge McLeary having resigned the position of Associate Justice of Montana, the President has nominated Moses J. Liddell, of Louisiana, to fill the vacancy thns caused. It seems very strange that these offices cannot be occupied by men of the Territories. Are there no good Democratic lawyers in the Northwest that are capable to fill the position ? What do these Southern shysters know about Rocky Mountain law, anyhow ? It is about time to call a halt on this carpet bag business. Learning a Trade. [The Student. 1 Boys, whatever yon intend to do in life, learn a trade to begin with. Do not think that a smattering of book-keeping picked np in a few months will insure you lucra tive, easy employment. The tendency among the boys of to-day is to shun trades and choose some light work. In this city we have noticed many an idle book-keeper or clerk, while he who is skilled in any trade finds plenty of work at the best prices. * * * We once knew a worthy clergyman who was nnable to make a living by preaching. He was a good carpenter, having fortunately learned the trade when a boy. He left his minis try and resumed his trade, by which he made a good living. There are men who can read Latin and Greek, but who cannot support their families. A good ff sures against many of the accidents ol lite. It tides over when otherwise failure would be inevitable. From the Daily Herald of March 7. Killed by the Cars. Deer Lodge, March 7.— [Special to the Herald.]*—John Ganley, a stock mau from Nevada creek, was run over and instantly killed near the depot here last night at 8:15 o'clock. He was going to Drummond and was walking down the track from the depot to get on the caboose of a freight train when the accident occurred. The coroner's inquest returned a verdict of ac cidental death. Deceased was a man about sixty years of age and had over two hundred dollars on bis person. FLUES AND FIRE PLACES. Defective House Fixtures the Result of Cheap Architecture—The City Should Look into the Matter. Among the victims of the Dakota bliz zard last winter were J. O. Robinson and A. J. Winters, the former local agent at Yankton, and the latter special traveling agent of the Singer sewing machine com pany. They left Yankton January 12th in a sleigh for Springfield, and in the after noon of that day they were caught in the terrible storm of blinding snow and sleet and furious, pierciDg wind which without warning fell upon them and many others while traversing the trackless prairie. After the subsidence of the blizzard search was instituted, and three days later the bodies of Robinson and Winters were found, frozen stark and stiff. Evidence A builder tells the Herald that the blame for faulty fire-places and defective fines, which are often the occasion of fires in Helena, should not he laid at the door of the contractors. The architects, he says, are responsible for snch things, as they draw the plans and supervise the con struction of buildings, the contractors hav- ing nothing to do but carry out the plans made by the architects. The same gentle man also informed us that there were several other houses in Helena where fire places were, as in Judge Adkinson's bouse, built right on the floor instead of on stone or brick foundations. The Herald knows of an instance on the west side where just such a case developed last year. The fire-place was built on the floor with a thin layer of masonry between it and the timbers, and the dangerons situation was Only discovered after the boards beneath had lieen badly charred and were almost ready to burst into flames. Such occur rences should serve as a warning to our people, and if there is a likelihood that more buildings will be put up in such a careless fashion the city should take some means to prevent it. The law now forbids the erection of any but fire-proof build ings within specified limits) but what is the use of brick walls and iron roofs if such fire traps are permitted in the in terior ? Would it not be a good plan to appoint a building inspector, whose duty it would be to oversee ali new structures and prevent the introduction of defective flues, faulty fire-places, etc.? We under stand the fire marshal has already suggest ed this step, and it is sanely one worthy the grave consideration of the city council. Perished in the Blizzard. found, frozen stark and stiff. Evidence was discovered showing that the men had made an heroic straggle for life. The whip had been used dd. and the f>.xh»nat«H horses, unable finally to go farther, had been unhitched and set free. In the strag gle afterward to escape the fury of the storm, Winters had supported Robinson, the weaker of the two and given up to him one of his overcoats. Robinson left a wife and three children in poor circum stances; hearing of which, the Singer agents of Dakota contributed $150 for their immediate relief, while the company, as soon as apprised of the facts, forwarded $ 1,000 to the fund for the relief of the widow and orphans. Winters left a wife and grown-up family well provided for, $ 6,000 in life insurance, and valuable prop erty in LaCrosse, Wis., being part of his assets. Will the Secretary Please Rise and Answer? Mr. Editor: I see by the papers that the Secretary of Montana has arrived. Can you inform me whether he has conclnded to give a suffering public the benefit of a table of errata for the new compiled laws ? Every man is presumed by law to know the law. I am informed by parties who have given the compiled laws of 1887 a critical examination that to act in accordance with the text would in many instances result in a violation of the law. A table of errata would enable those who desire to act in conformity with law to find oat what the law is, where errors occur in the printed copies. It is due to the business interests of the Territory that this table of errata, which has been hanging fire since Septem ber last, should be completed and dis tributed as soon as possible. The people can hardly afford to wait for another legis lative appropriation, and the services of other compilers. If you know anything concerning this matter please let your readers have the benefit of it. • Citizen. - -•—*-—— Race Horses Going East. Noah Armstrong, the stock man of Twin Bridges, Madison county, has ten head of blooded colts at Breck & Fisher's stable to-day, which he brought in to ship East over the Manitoba. The horses are all of fine stock and are to be put nnder training for entrance in Eastern races. Among the finest of the lot and those of which the owner expects great achievements are Spokane, Dakota, Englewood, Helena, Sitka and Montana. The horses will be shipped to-morrow by the Montana Cen tral. Is it Small Pox ? That is the question which the physi cians are trying to determine in regard to the sick boy in the Sixth ward. Doctors Steele and Morris visited the patient yes terday afternoon bat are yet in donbt as to the exact nature of his disease. The lad is a 7 year old boy, who has never been vaccinated, and while there are good reasons for pronouncing his illness chicken pox, there are also suggestions of small pox in his case. The doctors think they will be able to give a definite opinion to night Meantime the house has been quarantined and the same precautions taken m though the disease were a pro nounced case of small-pox. That Missoula Paper. Articles of incorporation have been filed for the Missoula Publishing Company, the object of which is the printing, publishing and conducting a daily newspaper in the town of Missoula. The newspaper is to be Democratic in politics, and carry on a gen eral printing and publishing business, and also to buy and sell real estate. The in corporators are: A. B. Hammond, H. M. Pierce, John D Matthews, C. P. Higgins, Walter M. Bickford. Died at Rimini. William J. Edwards, one of the old timers of Rimini, died at that place a few days ago. His body was brought into town Monday evening and buried yester day in the Helena cemetery. FREIGHT RATES. Another Great Reduction in the Northern Pacific Tariff Between St. Paul and Helena. General Agent Stokes, of the Northern Pacific, yesterday received advices from St. Paul that on and after March 10th inst. freight rates between St. Paul and Helena would be as follows : 1st class...........................................52 05 per cwt. 2d " ............................................ 1 8U " " 3d " ...........................................] 55 " " 5th " ............................................ 1 15 * A " ............................................ 1 05 " " B " ............................................ " C " ............................................ »2 " » D " ............................................ 72 " ; E " ........................................... 62 This is a reduction of 30 cents per hun dred on first class merchandise from pre ceding rates, and is the result of a conces sion made to Helena by Vice President and General Manager Oakes. When that gentleman Visited Helena a few weeks ago the Board of Trade waited on him and represented to him the injury the existing tariff was working to Helena merchants. Mr. Oakes promised to give the matter his attention, and it seems he has done so to good purpose. Prior to the completion of the Montana Central the rates over the Northern Pacific from St. Paul to Helena were $3 per hun dred for first class merchandise and corres ponding rates for other classes. These rates also applied to Bozeman, 100 miles east of Helena, so that Bozeman merchants coaid not ship any cheaper than those in Helena. When the Manitoba got into Helena it made qnite a cat in St. Paul rates, reduc ing first-class matter from $3 to $2 55 per hundred with a corresponding schedule. However, they made the rates to Great Falls 30 cents cheaper per hundred than to Helena. On meeting the cut the Northern Pacific, upon which the town of Bozeman bears a similar relation to Helena as does Great Falls on the Manitoba, followed suit and gave Helena the benefit of a $2 55 rate, but at the same time mace the rates to Bozeman 30 cen 8 cheaper; so that, under the new schedule, Helena and Great Falls, on the Montana Central and Helena and Bozeman on the Northern Pacific, had the same rates respectively. This was a disadvantage to Helena shippers, who had hitherto been able to supply points between here and Bozeman. This the Northern Pacific have been prompt to acknowledge, and revert ing to their former policy, have extended the Bozeman rates to Helena; so that the new tariff places Helena and Bozeman on the same footing in regard to freight rates. This is not all. |The new schedule involves a reduction of twelve per cent on rates to Helena, which will be quite a saving to our merchants, aDd will force the Mani toba to lower its Helena rates correspond ingly. General Manager Shelby, of the Montana Central, was interviewed on the question this morning. He said the Manitoba and Montana Central would meet the cnt. Be yond that Mr. Shelby was non-com mittal, and would make no state ment whatever when asked if the Great Falls tariff would be correspondingly lowered or remain as it is. Our reporter asked Mr. Shelbv about the statement in the Independent, to the effect that the present reduction was made because it had been discovered that the Manitoba had been making shipments below tariff rates, and he replied that there was no truth in snch a ronnrl The Manitoba, ha «aid. had never shipped a pound of freight be low the published tariff. LENTEN LECTURES. A Series of Addresses by Prominent Speakers of Helena at the Bap tist Church. A rare treat is promised our citizens during the Lenten season in the way of a course of lectures, or talks, given by four of oar well known writers and speakers. The object of this plan is two fold. First, to furnish moral and mental food for those desiring such stimulus ; second, to raise a fund to be devoted to benevolent purposes. The purpose is to make this a permanent affair, if possible. Every year at this time we could utilize our home talent, on a sort of a lecture bureau plan, and have the money expended upon onrown enterprises. Tickets are placed at the very low rate of 35 cents single ticket or $1 for the course. The musical talent of our city, it is hoped, will add their part to the programme, which will consist of one classical selection at the opening and close of each evening's entertainment. The lectures will be given in the Baptist church, as it is centrally located and its uccoustic properties good. The dates of the coarse will be as follows : March 16th, March 221, March 29th and April 5th. The gentlemen who have kindly con sented to give their time in this way are Revs. Kelsey, Allen, Howey and Webb. The subjects they propose to treat are of great interest to all, both young and old, and they should have the presence of every person interested in the cultivation of men tal pursuits. The literary characters of the the present age will be treated of by Rev. Webb, no donbt, as bo excels in the pre paration of snch essays. The practical de mands of the age upon young men and women will perhaps come from those two excellent pastors and thoughtful writers and observers, Revs. Kelsey and Allen, while the fonrth gentleman, Prof. Howey 's snbject will be, if we guess aright, an argu mentative one upon something the style of the controversies of to-day by Field and Ingersoll._ JUDGE DEWOLFE. He Still Desires to be Assigned to the Second District. Judge DeWolfe was seen by a Miles City Journal man Saturday, and very courte ously furnished all the information in his possession concerning the question of the assignment of the judges when the new judge, Liddell, shall have arrived. In his opinion and in accordance with the United States statute the chief justice will call a meeting of the supreme bench, in which Judge Liddell will be entitled to an equal voice in perfecting a new arrangement. This meeting cannot be called until Judge Liddell arrives in Montana, after confirma* tion, and until this meeting the new asso ciate will be a judge without a district What action will be taken at this meeting of the supreme bench of coarse is uncer tain, bat in the matter of assignment' the chief justice has no more voice than any of the others. Judge DeWolfe frankly admitted his preference for the second dis trict, having been appointed with the understanding that he should fill the vacancy in that district brought about by Judge Galbraith's removal, but until a fall bench decided differently, he (DeWolfe) was judge of the third district, and would perform the duties thereof. Reported Accident. It was rumored yesterday that a freight conductor on the Northern Pacific named Heward had been killed in a railroad acci dent near Missoula yesterday morning, bat no official advices have been received to confirm the report LET IT BE AT HELENA. The Drmmer Boy of the Rappahan nock Challenged to a Contest for the Championship. Major Hendershot, the Drnmmer Boy of the Rappahannock, whose marvelous en tertainments all Helenaites will remember with pleasure, has been challenged to a contest for the championship in dramming of the Pacific coast. The challenging party is George Elston, ot Bellevue, Idaho, who wants to try conclusions with the Major for $250 a side. The latter has accepted the challenge in the following character istic letter : Spokane Falls, W. T., Match 1. 1888. —Geo. Elston, Esq, Bellevue, Idahp, Dear Sir :—Your challenge for a dium con test for the championship of the Pacific coast just came to hand. I will most cer tainly accept a challenge from yon or any other drummer on the Pacifiç çoast, bnt not /or money as yon mention in ÿonr challenge. I will play you on the follow ing condition, namely : First. That we play martial mu 3 ic, such as soldiers can march by. Second. That there shall be five judges choseD ; you choosing two, I two and those four choosing the fifth. Third. That we shall play in some large building either in Portland, .Oregon, or Denver, Colorado ; Los Angeles, California ; San Francisco, California, or Helena, Mon tana, as we may agree npon. Fourth. That our drumming shall be interspersed by the best local talent that can be furnished in the city in which we play. Fifth. That an admittance be charged to said contest and entertainment, and that the proceeds be divided in this way. After all the expenses are paid, one-third shall go to the Woman's Relief Corps and G. A. R. posts in the city in which we play, for the purpose of defraying Decoration day expenses. The balance shall be divided between yon and myself as the committee may deem proper. Sixth. That the contest shall take place in one of the above named cities between the 15th and 30th of May, 1888, and that the positive date shall be given before April 5th. Seventh. That you may chose your lifer to accompany you and I will do the same. Under the conditions above named, I ac cept a challenge from you. Very respectfully, R. H. Hendershott, Drummer Boy of the Rappahannock. If Mr. Elston is the drummer which his challenge of such an expert as Major Hendershott would seem to imply, we hope they will agree to hold the contest in Helena, where the public would assured ly take a great interest in the exhibition. BROUGHT FROM THE EAST. Secretary Webb Tells What He Heard in Washington. Secretary Webb, who has just returned from Washington, was buttonholed by the Herald's interviewer to-day, and asked what he learned during his visit to the nation's capital. In response to the first question he answered, "Grover is to be the next president," bat the Herald man quietly ignored jthis lamentable error of jadgmADt on tha part of tka sanguine sec retary, and inquired as to the probable fate of the territorial admission bills. The sec retary said he was not prepared to give an opinion on the subject. Some thought the "omnibus bill" would pass and others heid a contrary notion. However, he said Delegate Toole was working hard for the admission of Mon tana and doing all in his power to secure Statehood. Mr. Toole had worked for the repeal of the alien land law and, though he failed in that, it was nevertheless ow ing to his exertions that the amendment relating to mineral lands in the Territories was reported by the committee. Mr. Webb was deeply impressed with the ignorance of several congressmen in reference to the great Northwest and thought a summer excursion, allowing a personal visit to Montana and other Territories, wonld be a great benefit to each and every one of them. For this reason he lamented the fact that San Francisco had not cap tured the Democratic convention, for, if it had, many of the politicians attending it wonld have passed through Montana en route and augmented their fund of infor mation on Northwestern topics. He says Senator Vest is responsible for sending it to St. Louis, as he made a fine speech in favor of that city before the committee and by the force of his eloquence turned the tide toward St. Louis when it was already setting in the direc tion of San Francisco. Mr. Webb thinks there is no donbt of the renomination of President Cleveland. The Republican nominee is harder to guess, but he thinks Allison stands in the front ranks. _ _ __ Marriage in High Life. Livingston Enterprise : James Logan, ft guest of the county at the hotel de panper, won the affections of Miss Carrie Engel, who has been presiding over the cuisine of the establishment, and on Monday evening the couple were quietly married and flitted for parts unknown. t s Very Easy. A correspondent of the Independent asks "Can any of yonr readers inform me how to kill lice on canary birds ?" The beet way to kill lice is to melt it. Butte Learning Volapuk. Inter Mountain : Batte is not a bit be hind the proceeaion, even in the study of language. There is a boom in German and a good deal being done in French, Latin, etc. And now comes the Volapuk boom— the world-language. Its study is making rapid progress everywhere. The language was invented only five years ' ago by the Rev. Martin J. Schleier, a Catholic priest of Constanz, Baden, for the purpose of establishing an easy method of communi cation between the different nations of the world. To-day Volapuk has 34,000 certi fied teachers and upwards of 300,000 stu dents. In the University of Munich, Bavaria, it has received recognition, and lectures upon the new world-language are delivered by three professors. In Harvard College Prof. Smith lectures upon Volapuk. In Salt Lake the language is taught, and in Butte Prof. Rignalda teaches it_ _ _ Brass Band. A new brass band, numbering 16 pieces, has been organized by the musicians of Helena. Professor Nun van is leader and Prof. H. J. Casedy business manager. It comprises the best talent in the city and will no doubt develop into » fine organiza tion. Helena needs a good band and the local talent ought to be able to farnish the beet of material for such a society. The new band have had some rehearsals that give promise of excellent music in the future. They will make their first public appearance on SL Patrick's Day, March 17th, and will probably give a brass concert in the near future. 1 TOWN AND TERRITORY. —New Idea : Duane J. Armstrong has sold out the Mis8onlian to the projectors of the new Democratic paper at Missonla. —Noll and not Noel is the name of the Bntler telegraph operator who was bound over Friday on the charge of grand larceny. —The name of the postoffice hitherto known as Stickney has been changed to Craig. It is a station on the Montana Central. —Homer Hewins to-day received advices of the sole in Boston of his large clip of wool, at 24 cents. The price is about the best recorded. —The increased fall of snow has brought sleighs again into requisition and the jingle of merry bells is heard as io the beginning of the winter, — R. B, Wilson, formerly live stock agent of the N. P., has jnst been appointed contracting freight agent of the Northern Pacific railroad at Minneapolis. —When ice i9 thick and deep s the snow, And winter's days are drear, O ! Man wants but little here below 1 Zero. —Stock Grow», s' Journal, —A railway postal service has been established over the Helena, Boulder Val ley & Butte railroad between here and Basin City. L. M. Wertheimer has been appointed clerk. —An inventory was filed in the probate court yesterday on the estate of L. B. Lyons. The appraisers are P. S. Wash burn, Robert Thompson, V. H. Coombes. The estate was valued at $3,030. —A medical friend of the Herald has offered to vaccinate free of charge any and all poor people who can not afford to pay for the privilege of thus arming them selves against small pox. The name of the physician can be learned by inqniry at this office. —The postmaster at Spokane Fails has been allowed $1,600 for clerk hire—about one-third of what he needs. In conse quence the clerks have all left the post office and the citizens are grumbling over a crippled and practically worthless mail service. —The [Montana Central Railway Co's Telegraph have opened an office at Great Falls, having secured a first-class operator at that point, and are now in the field for telegraph business on Montana Central railroad. All business will be promptly handled. —Gen. Huger has announced the pro motion of Second Lieutenant John H. Beacom, Third infantry, to be first lieu tenant, vice Lieut. Gerlach. appointed regi mental quartermaster. Lieut. Beacom's promotion will take him to Fort Missoula, whither he has been ordered. —Anaconda Review : A member of the demi-monde abducted the two and-a-half year old child of one of oar Anaconda citizens a few days since, and succeeded in getting as far as Deer Lodge, where she was arrested and brought back. Justice Fitzgerald restored the child to its father and sent the woman np for ninety days. —The Madisonian came out last week on yellow paper and vouchsafes the follow ing explanation of the occurrence : "One of the beauties of printing a paper away from a railroad is that when your paper gets side-tracked in a snow drift, you can publish one in a lovely golden tint, so that's what's the matter with the Madi sonian this week." Madisonian: The California Bridge Company is patting in the new bridge across the Big Hole river at Tain Bridges. The structure is being made in the most substantial manner, and when completed will be a great convenience to the people of that vicinity. Mr. Jones is superintend ing the work, and expects to have it com pleted within the next thirty days. —Student : We receive some curious letters from parties in the East asking about teaching in Montana. From some of them one would judge that there are many yet who imagine Montana a be nighted land and her citizens grossly il literate. When snch, unfortunately, come west, the scales fall very rapidly from their eyes, and instead of leading in the van, they find hard work in keeping sight of the rear. —Townsend Tranchant : On Thursday last the Raymond ferry boat was struck while in mid stream by a heavy ice floe, breaking the wire cable and sending the craft down the river at a rapid gait. The ferryman was lucky enough to have ou board two passengers, who assisted him to make a judicious landing about half a mile below. Jas. Moore aud a number of stalwart friends soon rallied to the rescue, and everything is again in running order. —Walter Cooper : "I am in receipt of your favor, and take pleasure in assuring you that every act of mine for the Rocky Fork road, and its leading contractors, has been based on the most ample authority ; no contract has been entered into without the full knowledge of the principals ; and the most minute and explicit instructions covering every detail ; no contractor will have the least trouble in estab lishing in the courts the validity of any contract executed by me as agent, or by me as representative of the railroad company ." ___ Footner's Appointant. rst. Paul Pioneer-Press. J A circular was issued from the Manitoba Offices yesterday under date of March 1, Over the signature of President Hill, an nouncing thaï "W. J. Footner .has this day been appointed manager of express traffic." There has been some little cari osity manifested among railroad men since Mr. Footner's resignation of the general snperintendency of the Northern Pacific express company, to know where he was going. His statement that he had accepted a position in this city with another rail road company, increased the interest, and while it has been known among his friends for some time, this is the first public an nouncement of his appointment by the Manitoba. The office which he has is crested for him, and may mean that the Manitoba .vill have an expnss company of its own. Newspaper Office in Flames»Lives Lost. Springfield, Maas., March 7. — -3:30 p. m.—The Daily Union office is burning Six or eight people have been burned to death. The fire threatens to he n big one. The flames in the Union office spread so rapidly that only a few people of those in the upper stories escaped. Mrs. Farley, society editor, was instantly killed by jumping from a window. The composing room was on the fifth floor, and the in mates were shat off from escape. A dozen men ran to the windows and hang suspended by their hands until their strength gave out, when they dropped to the sidewalk and were either killed or fatally injured. There were forty persons in the editorial room and twenty are miss ing, bat it is hoped they escaped. To Extend the Time. Washington, March 7.— The House committee on Pacific railroads to-day unan imously agreed to the Onthwaite bill, ex tending the time for the payment of the government debt by the subsidized roads comprised in the Union Pacific system. THE CARPET-BAG DRAGOONS. [after patience. 1 If you want a receipt for that modern mystery Known to the West as the carpet-bat; man. Take all of the parasites mentioned in history And bring them all under one head If you can. The henchmen of Ctesar, the slaves of Rienri, The cringers who fawned in Lord Bucking ham's smile, Endue them with modern ofHee-seek frenzy Ami all their good sense—if they've any— beguile. The greed of a Corbin and maw of a Rensliaw, Conceit of a Dent and the usual Buckeye, The learning of Pollard, the wit of Buck Fanshaw, The life devotees of old Bourbon and Rye, The patriotism and loyal devotion Of Jefferson Davis and men of that ilk. Confederate gents In the line of promotion. A tasts of rebe'lion and old States-right notion, A penchant for slavery, Also for whisky, Ambiance of bravery, Jolly and frisky, Take of these elements all that is fusible. Melt them all down in a pipkin or crucible. Set 'em to simmer and take off the scum. And the carpet-bag man is the residuum. PERSONAL. —J. L. ThofilpS'"'.; has returned from Pittsburgh. —Ashby Conrad came in from Billings this morning. —J. M. Lindley, of Bozeman, is at the International. —Julias Horst, of Three Forks, is at the Cosmopolitan. —Phil. Gibson, of Great Falls, is visit ing th<; Capital. —Sheriff Sullivan, of Fergus county, is at the Cosmopolitan. — R. H. Floyd-Jones is back in Helena, after a visit to St. Louis. —Geo. Temple, of Minneapolis, is regis tered at the International. — N. J. Bielenberg, the Deer Lodge stockman, is visiting Helena. —Col. Otis, of Fort Assinaboine, cams in from the North Saturday. —Dr. Leighton, of the Boulder Hot Springs, is at the Cosmopolitan. — W. P. Shepard, of the Northern Paci fic office, returned from the east to-day. —Miss Alma Alden, whose illnes s has heretofore been reported, is convalescent. —Ashby Steele, a son of Dr. Steele, is seriously ill, his malady being pneumonia. — L. W. Peck, editor of the Hoof Grower, and J. H. Rice, of Fort Benton, are in the city. — R. M. Green, representing the Abietine Medical Co., of Oroville, Cal., is in the city to-day. —Miss Stella Smith has returned from Denver, where she has spent several months. —Mrs. James P. Porter, who has been visitiDg friends in the East for some months, returned home on Saturday. —Miss Lizzie Leonard, a niece of Mrs. S. C. Ashby, is visiting her aunt in Helena. She arrived on Saturday from Denver. —J. B. McLean, the Northern Pacific bridge contractor, came in from Missoula yesterday and is at the International. — Dr. C. K. Cole returned yesterday from a trip to the East and South. Mrs. Cole and boy are at present in New Orleans. —John R. Hill, of Des Moines, Iowa, passenger agent of the Chicago, St. Paul & Kansas City railroad, is at the Merchants. —Vice President and General Manager T. J. Potter, of the Union Pacific, is lying dangerously ill at Washington. His dis ease is dropsy of the heart and the latest dispatches say his life is despaired of. —Editor Reed, of the Butte Inter Moun tain, is taking a vacation in Salt Lake, and Guy X. Piatt, the city editor, is ably hold ing down the tripod during his absence. Will Akers is doing the local work ad interim, —Geo. E. Boos returned yesterday from a trip to Portland and San Francisco. From Portland to San Francisco he took the new railroad, and returning he came by the ocean. He reports having had n pleasant trip. —J. C. Cramer, of Jay Gould, has been very sick for several days and a move ment was made yesterday to bring him to Helena for treatment, but his illness has taken a favorable turn and his removal was deemed unnecessary, as recovery seems now assured. —Notable arrivals from the west by last evening's express include Col. P. B. John son and D. W. Small, of Washington Terri tory, both residents of Walla Walla. The courtesy of a fraternal call this morning is acknowledged. The formeris the editor aud proprietor of The Union, a journal he has ably and success fully conducted for many years. Mr. Small is also a prominent gentleman of, his section of the country. In the con~ rue tion period of the Northern Pacific war recall him as one of the deserving contrac tors on the western divisions of th? line, The Herald wörowlly weloomes the visit of MîSsrê. JohDWB RBd Swftll to Helena, and the hope is expressed that their stay in the city may prove a pleasure to both. SQUEEZE OF THE SHORTS. The Standard Oil Company's Rath« less Assaalt->-Lambs Plucked Clean. New York, March 7.— There was even more excitement on the Consolidated Ex change this morning than in the last hoar of yesterday. Before opening the "shorts" paid as high as $20 for 1,000 barrels to bor row oil for delivery to-day, and when the market opened the oil pit was a solid mass of brokers struggling to bay and sell. The first sale was made at 100 and the price rapidly fell to 99, then moved back to 100. In the way np and down the sales were the largest on record, and in the first ten minutas amonnted to 1,000,000 barrels. There was a flood of oil from some where and the price was again forced back below 99 on heavy sales. It is as serted that the great deal, engineered by the Standard Oil Co. and the Producers Union, is approaching a culmination, that the Wall street honses who have been long interested in oil were short 3,000,000 barrels before the certificates were listed on the New York stock exchange, and it is realljr this heavy short interest that is now being squeezed, aud the corner of yester day was only one of the incidents of the greater move. >■" BORN. MELUGIN.—In Prickly Pear valley, Mardi 6, 1868, to the wife of Amos W. Melugin, a daughter. SIX!X>. SHAW.—February 29, 1888, six miles east of Helena, Joseph, eldest child of Mr. aud Mrs. J. M. Shaw, aged 6 years and 6 months. GOODWIN.—In Prickly Pear valley, March 3, 1888, David M. Goodwin, aged 49 years. REED.—In Helena, March 5, 1888, Agnes Elizabeth, wife of Geo. W. Reed, aged 39 years.