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LOCAL news
Fro» »»>• D * llv Her * ld of A, T ' 3
A Numerically Unlucky Syndicate
Gathers in Solemn Council to
Decide the Fate of the
Democratic Party.
The Cosmopolitan Hotel Parlor the Scene
of the Convention.....Who Were
Present and What Transpired-—
Remarks of Chairman Clark
Together With the Plan
of Action to be Pur
tion Notes.
Rumors were prevalent this morning
that the Democratic Territorial Committee
was to meet somewhere—no one knew ex
actly where—for the purpose of nominating
two delegates and a like number of alter
nates. who are to proceed to the national
convention, to be held at St. Louis in June,
and voice their preference tor Grover Cleve
land. The Herald reporter, ever on the
alert for news, atter diligently inquiring as
to the locality where the great meeting was
to be held, accidently discovered that the
delegation would meet "up the street."
K now iDg that neither K. of L„ Encore or Mil
ton hall, or the expansive court room were
in that direction, the scribe was at a loss to
ascertain just where the body would con
vene. Dropping into the Cosmopolitan
Hotel lobby, inquiry was made of mine
genial host Schwab, in the hope that possi
bly he might know something about it.
Tremulously approaching the millionaire
'antilord, he asked :
"Mr. Schwab, do you know where the
Democratic Territorial Committee meets?"
"Veil, I don't know exactly, but some
yon said dey vouhl meet up stairs in der
leetle parlor. You better go up stairs and
a-k der chambermaid. She might tell
you." .
At last our reporter had gained a clue
and with fear and trembling mounted the
stairway of the popular hostelrie in search
of the Democratic Territorial committee
and the 'air house maid. Arriving at the
head of the stairs he came face to face
v.i'h one of the feminine rulers of the
upper floors of that establishment, and of
her made the same inquiry. She wasn't
certain either, but tendered the informa
tion that a lot of men and a little boy had
gone into "Parlor A, in front." Parlor A
was soon found, and therein, sure enough,
stood the Democratic Territorial commit- ,
tee. thirteen in number, ready to proceed
with business. Then, after all, it was not
a dark-lantern caucus as so cruelly re
ported, but on the contrary it was to be
held in full light of day, with the bright
April sun shining pleasantly through the
windows, and the door open to all. Hut
the fatal number present ! What did that
portend? There were just thiiteen souls
present including Mr. Marshal's little boy, \
and a sigh of relief was expressed when 1
the Herald reporter entered, adding one,
thereby breaking the spell. Occupying a !
seat in the corner, he made a hurried
count of noses, resulting as before—thir
teen; just thirteen—represented by the !
following named : Clark and Brannigan, j
sùeer Bow ; Myers and Irvine, Yellow- j
• c/ire ; Yerkes nml lines, Uallafin ; Craves, !
ileaverhead ; Stuart. Fergus; Warner,
Jefferson ; Malone, Meagher ; Davidson,
Lewis and Clarke ; Marshall and Marshall,
Jr., Missoula.
After waiting some time for others to
put in an appearance, and censuring the j
Independent for its neglect in not announc- j
ing in yesterday's issue where the meeting
would be held, and damning generally that
organ for its want of attention to the great
party. Chairman Clark called the meeting
to order. A. K. Yerkes. the blomle Adonis
of the Gallatin, was elected secretary, after
which Mr. Clark stated the object of the
meeting to be the selection of delegates and
alternates to the St. Louis Democratic ;
national convention. "In making this
call," he said, "I have been governed bv
the past history of the Democratic party." j
Here he diverged from the subject, leav- j
ing a doubt in the minds of his auditors as
to what is the past history of the party, or
what reference or connection it. had with
the present proceedings.) However, he
continued: "I have consulted maDy Dem- ;
ocrats in this matter, and the opinion is
unanimously expressed that these selec- 1
ttons should be made by a committee If
you gentlemen differ from me in these
views, I would be pleased to bave you par- ;
ticipate in the discussion." (Sotto voce
and ironically.) "This may be a dark lan
tern or star chamber caucus, as some have
called it, yet I do not see as anyone is pro- '
hibited from participating in or listening
to these proceedings. We mean to do the
best we can for our party, and for that pnr- j
pose this conven— meeting has been called.
Incidentally I will state also that it should
l>e in the province of this committee to
decide a time and place for calling a con
vention, and I ask the delegates to consider
that matter."
At this juncture one of the members,
while looking out of the window, over
heard some inquiries from the sidewalk
below as to the place where the meeting
was being held. This suggested the idea
that an adjournment be taken until 5
o'clock this evening in order that other
delegates could be informed through the
columns of the Hkrai.d where the place
of meeting could be found. 1 he chair
man thought this a good suggestion, and
inasmuch as other delegates were expected
to appear (if they could find the place), he
would adjourn until this evening.
Mesirs. Brannigan, Myers and Malone
were appointed a committee on credentials,
after which the club adjourned to meet i
this evening at 5 o'clock in parlor A of the
Cosmopolitan Hotel.
The Committee Outrage.
Butte Inter Mountain : Every ballot box
in Montana ought to be draped in mourn
ing to day, for the Territorial Democratic
committee is engaged in an infamous plot
to overturn the principles of popular gov
ernment which the ballot box was intend
ed to perpetuate. The Democrats of Mon
tana are to day being deprived by an arro
gant and irresponsible committee of their
dearest rieht —the right to vote for the
highest officer of the land. It is a shame,
a burning, glaring shame. But the com
mittee have so bulldozed and cowed the
Democratic newspapers that not one of
them dare lift np its voice in protest. The
idea of a government by the people, of the
people, for the people, is a farce tu the
light of such unhallowed proceedings.
Now is the Time.
Read the new advertisement of the
Northwestern Clothing House and profit
thereby. Mr. Landsman recently purchased
>n New York an immense stock of goods,
which are dow displayed in their hand
some store. They have everything
you may want in the cloth ing and furnish
ing line.
From the Daily Herald of April 24.
And After Transacting its Business
Indulges in a Love Feast in
Which all Hands and the
Cook Participate.
The "Thiiteen" club concluded,'its labors
last night at 10 o'clock, and after preparing
its cut and dried slate, adjourned to the
banquet ball, where speeches were made
and resolutions passed, ratifying all that
had been done daring the day and evening.
A large consignment of Mumm's extra dry
had been provided, which was partaken of
freely, and to the popping of corks and
the overflow of France's vintage the mem
bers pledged their troth to Cleveland and
the Democratic party. It wonld have made
Brother Mills' eyes weep with sorrow too
see the manner in which the sparkling
fluid was consnmed, and would have af
forded the diminutive prohibitionist an op
portunity of seeing and knowing that at
least the |Democrats were opposed to his
principles. It was a veritable love feast ;
Democrat wept over Democrat, and in
lachrymoeian showers detailed how the
party had been saved. "Cleveland is elect
ed," said everyone, and all.due to the happy
consummation of these proceedings. Butte
will fall into line, now that she is to have
the convention, and all the Repablicans
there will vote the Democratic ticket.
Additional to those published in yester
day's Herald, the following proceedings
were had :
At the reassembling of the committee at
! 5 o'clock, a vote for delegates was taken,
resulting in the selection of
Hon. Martin Maginnis, of Helena, and
Thomas C. Marshall, of Missoula. Alter
nates—A. J. Davidson, Helena; J. A.
! Savage, Livingston.
Balloting for the place of holding the
convention resulted in the selection of
Butte City ;i 9 against Bozeman by a vote of
j 9 to 7.
Messrs. Conrad, Meyers, Collins, Graves,
Marshall and Brannagan were appointed a
committee on resolutions, who soon report
ed a9 follows:
Resolved , That the honest, courageous
and conscientious character of President
Grover Cleveland, as displayed in his ad
ministrative acts commends him to the
approbation of the best and most patriotic
minds of the country. He has reformed
the abuses of administration, introduced a
high standard of industry and capacity in
all departments of the government, has
maintained the public credit and upheld
the national honor, restored a more com
plete national unity, and has advanced the
interests of the whole country and has
added to its reputation both at home and
abroad. We believe that his administra
tion commands the confidence of his conn
trymen, which will be shown in unanimous
re-nomination aud triumphant re-election.
Un motion of Mr. Marshall the basis of
representations in the next Territorial con
vention shall be for each 100 votes, or
fraction over fifty, cast for the Hon. J. K.
Toole at the last election. Each county
shall be entitled to one delegate, and, also,
further, that each county-be allowed two
delegates at large.
A suggestion that a motion be made in
structing the delegation for Cleveland wa9
lost. Capt. Brannagan remarked that he
thought the delegation sufficiently intelli
gent to act without the necessity of post
ing written instructions in the crown of
At 10 o'clock the meeting adjourned,
prior to which adjournment, however,
Chairman Clark announced it to be the
duty of the executive committee to fix
the dato of the convening of the Terri
torial convention at Butte. The matter
was taken under advisement.
The Butte Hotel Burned.
The destruction by fire, at Butte this
morning, of the Continental Hotel, wipes
out one of the many dangerous fire traps of
that rookery infested city. It is said to
have been insured for $5,000, which will
cover all loss, so far as the wiping out of
the tenement itself is concerned. An un
fortnnate matter is the circumstance that
such a structure should stand through the
years to endanger the lives of the occu
pants. Two persons are supposed to have
perished in the flames. Now, then, for a
new hotel. Butte should make a supreme
effort to bring that about.
The Miner to-day says- It has been as
certained that Jesse Glydden, who is known
to all the people of Butte, was a victim to
the flames. He retired about midnight in
room No. 12, and his remains were not re
covered until about 4 a. m., and then they
were burned almost l»eyond recognition.
There is a general belief that there are
other victims, but it is impossible to locate
Death of "Uncle Billy."
Wra. A. Lackey, aged 75 years, died at
the poor farm this morning from pneu
monia. Deceased was at one time a prom
inent man in California, being president of
a bank aud holding a high office in the
Masonic order. He came to Montana in
the early placer mining days, bat misfor
tune and sickness overtook him and for
several years past he has been a charge
upon the county. He was a man of intel
ligence, and his good nature and genial
disposition gave him the title of "Uncle
Billy." He will be baried to-morrow at 10
Rev. Mr. Britt, pastor of the Grand
street M. E church, attended at the poor
farm this morning ami in his ministerial
capacity assisted in giving Christian burial
to the venerable William Lackey, who
yesterday passed from this life to the be
yond. The W. C. T. U. was represented at
the humble funeral by one of its members
Reception of Delegates.
Livingston Enterprise : A meeting of
citizens was held at the rink Wednesday
evening to take action with reference to
providing for the proper reception of dele
gates to the Republican Territorial conven
tion, which meets in Livingston May 19th.
The matter was placed in the bands of a
committee consisting of the following gen
tlemen : F. White, F. D. Pease, C. A. Berg,
Jas. Thompson, E. Goughnour, J. Y. Nye
and A. W. Miles. Our citizens generally
should co-opeiate with the committee in
their efforts to receive the delegates in a
manner that will insure their comfort as
well as prove creditable to the town.
Musical Gems.
v hook of songp, "Emerson's Male
os," will please the average quar
and choius club, and su pply a
bas been manifest for some time.
3 is of a good grade without being
alt. Mr. Emerson has selected
t;ed such pieces as his experience
sted as beiDg exactly snited to
and abilities of male-quartettes
who are desirous of improving
(vhile eDjoyiDg good music. The
life large, octavo size, contains
and is filled with good things,
ad original. Send for a descrip
ar giving full particulars con
iis and other books. The price
k ("Emerson's Male \ oice Gem )
t will be sent by mail, post-paid,
Iress, for the price, by O. Ditson
iton, Mass.
From the Dally Herald of April 15.
In the Lead of All Last Year—An Out
Put of $40,000,000 Estimated
For 1888.
Cleveland Ohio, special: Mr. J. W.
Bailey, vice-president of the Nevada creek
placer mining company, of Montana, is a
gnest at one of our hoteD.
"How have the Montana mines been
paying daring the past year?" "was asked
of him by a Leader reporter.
"Mining properties of any merit did
splendidly all over the West in 1887. The
ont put of mineral in Montana in 1887 was
$25,000,000, and exceeded that of any other
"Of what metals did the oatpnt con
sist ?"
"Gold, silver, copper, and lead."
"Do yon think that the yield will be as
large in 1888?"
"Yes. Bankers, who are presumed to
have a better idea about the output than
any other class of men, estimate that the
yield in Montana this year will reach $40,
000 , 000 .
"Are the copper mines doing well?"
"Splendidly. The recent large advance
in the price of copper has been a great
thing for the owners of copper mines in
Montana. When copper was ruling at 10
@10£ cents, the mines in the Far West
were at a great disadvantage on account of
freights, but the present price pays them
"Where are the largest copper mines in
Montana ?"
"In the vicinity of Butte City. The large
smelting works at Anaconda turn out one
hundred tons of copper daily."
"Do you think that the output of the
precious metals will continue to increase in
the western country, or more particularly
in Montana?"
"I do not think that the mines have
reached their maximum, nor will they tor
many years to come. My impression is,
from what I know and have seen of Mon
tina, that the country is full of mineral 1
and rich discoveries will be made for fifty
years to come."
"What are some of your best mines in
Montana ?"
"The Granite Mountain, Drum Lummon,
Bine Bird, Jay Gould, the Lexiogton, Ana
conda, etc. There are many others which
I cannot call to mind at present. The
Granite Mountain is an exceptionally fine
property, and is paying $200,000 a month
regularly in the way of dividends."
"Are there many good placer mines in
Montana ?"
"Yes, a great many."
"Has there been much gold taken fiom
placer mines in Montana?"
"Yes, millions upon millions. Over
twenty millions were taken from the Last
Chance gulch, near Helena, and $60,000,
000 from Alder gulch, near Virginia City.
California has been engaged extensively in
placer miniDg for over thirty-five years,
while in Montana it is in its infancy. There
are thousands of acres of rich placer
grounds there to be worked."
H. T. Brown, former business manager of
the Bute Miner , and latterly of the Spokane
Falls Review, writes friends in this city
from Butte that he will be iu Helena to
morrow. The fact that he is following
Dickerson up so closely bears more than
ordinary significance,and curb-stone gossip
is to the effect that the two old wheel
horses of the profession are about to be
hooked on to the traces of the rickety
vehicle across the way.
Editor Dickerson went to Butte this af
ternoon to take temporary charge of the
Mining Journal, Mr. Penrose, of that paper,
having been suddenly summoned to X« w
Vsrk, for which city he leaves this even
J. B. Walker, city editor of the Herald,
accompanied by his bride, will return from
their eastern honeymoon trip on Thursday
or Friday next.
Ex-Gov. Hauser, proprietor of the Inde
pendent, telegraphs tdat he will leave New
York to-day. on his way home.
It is reported that Butte is to have an
other evening paper with W. J. Penrose as
its editor and proprietor. Verily the news
paporial boom is upon us.
The Independent employes are said to be
the best paid ot any in the profession. The
salaries of its editors, managers and re
porters have been stated variously as beiDg
Irom $30 to $50 per week, even the little
Major Domo of the composing room receiv
ing a similar amount for revising the edi
tor's copy and shearing antiquated ex
The Butte Hotel Fire.
The burning of the Centennial Hotel, at
Butte, was distressing in the deaths of
Frank Lincoln and Jesse Glidden, the for
mer a brother-in-law of Postmaster Talent,
and the latter in the employ of Dr. Beal,
and at times actiDg clerk of the house. Of
the hundred guests asleep in the old tin
der-box at the time of the alarm, many
narrowly escaped with their lives. The
fire originated in the linen room, the the
ory being that it originated through the
carelessness of some person who had gone
there to get additional covering for his
bed, and bad left there an nnextinguished
match or lamp. A sick patient, Dr. J. H.
B. Foster, ill with pneumonia, was rescued
with difficulty, he being helpless to assist
himself. The loss on the bulling, furniture
and private effects is estimated at about
$20,000. Insuiance on the tenement
$5,000. __
To Members of M. S. C. E.
J. S. Keerl, secretary, reports that the
following business will be considered at an
adjourned meeting to be held at Helena,
the 28th int., at 7:30 p. m„ at the office of
E. H. Beck 1er, chief engineer M. C. Ry. :
The election of a manager to represent
this society in the Association of Engineer
ing Societies, this society having been ad
mitted to membership in the association.
Members who now receive the journal of
that association, through their member
ship in other societies, will please notify
him to that effect.
The reading of the report of the com
mittee appointed 21st iost, to suggest the
proper action of this society, in connection
with the movement looking to the "Reor
ganization of National Public Works."
Members who canuot be present at this
meeting should write the secretary their
views of this movement, so that the meet
ing may know the sense of the society.
In view of the importance of the above
subjects, it is hoped the members will
make every effort to be present. The
papers to have been read on the 21st inst.
will be presented at this adjourned meet
mg.__ > __
An Expensive Bali Tosser.
John G. Clark-oa will play for Boston
during the season of 1888, and the New
England city expects to win the pennant.
Its enterprising club paid $10,000 to Chi
cago for the release of the great pitcher,
and is believed to pay him $4,000 a year
salary. Clarkson was born at Cambridge,
Mass., and his new engagement makes that
city actually, as it has alway considered it,
his home. The great pitcher first attracted
attention with the amatenr Beacon clnb,
Boston. In 1881 he was offered and
accepted a position as pitcher on the Wor
cester professional team, and has held sim
ilar positions ever since. He is classed as
one of the phenomenas of the dia
mond field.
An Experience of Roscoe Conkling at
Mammoth Springs.
Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone
National Park, April 22.—[Special corres
pondence of the Herald.]—The death of
Roscoe Conkling reminds yonr correspon
dent of an incident that brought him into
an intimate acquaintance with the emi
ex-Seuator during his visit to the National
Fark in the summer of 1883.
The item was incorrectly reported at the
time, and wtut the rounds of the press in a
form that did him injustice. It is well
known that he is very tond of hot baths,
and having heard of the luxmiant and
healthful properties of the natural sulphur
baths of the National Park, he sent Charles
Hobart to procure the key of my bath
house, the only one then available. The
bath honse was supplied from the
and as there was no cold water very near
the last bather had to run off the water he
had nsed and leave the tub half fall to
cool for the benefit of the next bather. It
so happened that the hot water
had been left running into the
tub, and Mr. Conkling supposing it to be
all in readiness, stepped into it and im
mediately sprang out with a cry, "Great
God, I am scalded !" Some one heard
him, and Charles Hobert ran for me as fast
as he could. I snatched up a couple of
pails, and on my way to the bath house
scooped up some snow from one of the
where the snow lies on the northern slopes
iu July. On entering the bath house I dashed
the snow iDto the tub, shut off the boiling
water, and told Mr. ConkliDg to step into
the tub. He looked like a magnificent,
roused royal tiger looking lor something
he might devour, as he made the rounds of
his enclosure with three grand strides.
His Hyperion curls stood erect like "quills
upon the fretted porcupine." I never saw
a finer specimen of physical manhood.
The fire flamed from his eyes aud tbe
wrath from his lips as if a Vesuvius
were pouring forth its molten lava,
all of which enhanced his manly beauty.
He would have been a model to represent
Jupiter about to launch his thunderbolt.
My order to "step in" was given in the
imperative mood. He felt the agonizing
pain and saw but the one providence and
obeyed. Above the calves of his legs there
was a well marked magin between the
sound and the scalded surface at which
were appearing. I had reduced the tem
perature from 140°, equal to 212° at sea
level, to about 90°. He moved his legs
alternately out of the water like one
walkings tread-mill. This lasted but a few
seconds when he stood still, as I gradually
increased the temperature, but so as to be
imperceptible to him. A smile dawned
and he exclaimed :
"Heavens! this heals like magic !"
"It is the similia similiabtis eurantur
"My pain is all gone! You have taken
me from hell to heaven in three minâtes !"
"Ah ! Senator, I saved a beloved child
once in a similar way. So I am not an ap
"It was my good fortune that you were
so near. But why did they give me no
warning that the liquid was boiling hot
from the palpitating heart of mother
earth ?"
"Senator, why did you not essay the
water with your hand before stepping into
I did ; but it seemed just right, and as
I am used to hot baths at high tempera
tures, I supposed that I could do what
others did and did it."
"I explained to him one peculiarity of
tbe Mammoth Springs hot water, in that it
takes a few seconds to realize the intensity
of the heat, after which there is a tingling
sensation like an electric shock, which is
most delightfully exhilerating.
"I should say so ! I felt the shock up to
the very roots of my hair and in every
finger nail. I think a few degrees higher
would have lifted my scalp and drawn
every tooth. Exhilerating, indeed !"
I had him kneel down, and as I had se
cured his confidence in the loss of pain,
we were on the best of terms. I had him
realize the fact that had he walked into
the tub when the water was at 60 or 70
degrees and then gradually raised the
temperature to even 140 degrees, he would
have felt the electric shock without in
juring the skin in the slightest degree.
Even then the blisters had vanished and
all injury repaired.
I went for two more pails of snow, dash
ed ODe into the tub, manipulated his scalp
actively with my fiDger tips, also covering
his head with snow to prevent vertigo,
after which he lay down to take one of the
most delightful baths he had ever had in
his whole life, and arose with au increased
knowledge of a remedial agency through
the similia similiabus eurantur that has saved
maDy a life and soothed and eased many a
I left him in a half slumbering condition
to finish his bath so painfully begun, so
pleasantly terminated.
G. L. Henderson.
He Made a Bluff, But He Mistook the
Everybody who has been in Montana for
any length of time knows Tom Irvine, of
Miles City. He has been in the Territory
since its infancy, and for many years occu
pied the offices of sheriff and deputy U. S.
marshal. Always cool, brave as a lion, he
was, during the dark days in the Yellow
stone valley, the terror of evil doers. Tom
arrived in Helena yesterday morning, to
attend the meeting of the Territorial Dem
ocratic Committee—his first visit here for
three years, and his white, stiff-brimmed hat
has been visible on the streets and in the
hotel corridors yesterday and to-day.
Coming up on the train Tom met with
an UDlooked for accident. A stranger came
into the passenger car where Mr. Irvine
and bis little daughter were seated, and
loudly demanded a valise which he claimed
W8s missing. Tom, raising his eyes from a
newspaper, pointed to a seat on the oppo
site side of the car, and said, politely :
"There is a valise, my friend, that an
swers the description of the one you aie
looking for."
"Who in h—11 are you ?" said the stran
ger. "I'll give you to understand that I
want no lip from aDy white-hatted, stiff
brimmed-----!" and he made a
motion to pull his gun. Probably he was
never quite so surprised in his life,
but he had his wits about him,
got his gun out first and hit the stranger a
blow on the head with it that brought the
claret and laid him out across a car seat.
The stranger, howevtr, got his gun out
and it required another blow on the head
to take all the fight out of him. He slunk
out of the car, mattering that he guessed
he'd tackled the wrong man, and was seen
no more on the trip. Tom has the
stranger's hat and gun as trophies, and if he
wants them back he will have to address
Mr. Tom Irvine at Miles City, Montana,
enclosing a postage stamp for a reply.
It is good news to hear of such spirited
work ic contemplation in railroad construc
tion in Washington Territory. It will
make some eastern connection across Mon
tana and give ns new outlets and inlets of
business, wealth and population.
They Hold a Special Meeting and
Grant a Street Railway Franchise
to Porter, Muth & Cox.
At a special meeting of the city conncil,
held last evening, there were present Mayor
Fuller and Aldermen Lissner, Harrison,
Clewell, Morris, Loeb, Simons, Howey,
Washburn, Klein and Worth.
After some discussion the ordinance was
passed granting a franchise and right of
way to Porter, Muth & Cox for a street
railway. The ordinance is in terms and
effect the same as heretofore published in
the Herald.
On motion of Loeb, the city clerk was in
structed to furnish the city treasurer and
mayor with a list of bills audited and
ordered paid after each council meet
ing, and that the treasurer be instructed to
pay no bills until such list had been fi
PETITIONS presented.
A petition from a number of residents
asking that Sixth avenue from Hoback to
Harrison street be graded was referred to
the committee on streets and alleys. To
the same committee was referred a peti
tion asking for an ontlet from Eleventh
avenue to Main street, and the grading of
the same.
A number of ladies presented a petition
asking that an electric light be placed near
the South Side school house. On motion
the prayer ot the petition was granted.
The name of Clore street, from Edwards to
Wall street, was changed to Park avenue.
A petition asking that the crest of the
hill on Broadway be cut down, was refer
red to the committee on streets and alleys ;
also a petition from a number of residents
in the vicinity, asking that a portion of
Rodney street, near Fifth avenue, be con
demned in order to straighten out the first
named street.
On motion of Alderman Loeb, it was re
solved that a form ot licenses be adopted
similar to that of the internal revenue
It was also resolved that a committee of
three he appointed to examine the books of
tbe police magistrate and make a com
parison of them with the city treasurer's
Alderman Lissner moved that the com
mittee on ordinances be instrncted to draw
up an ordinance to prevent persons stand
ing on the sidewalks. It was seconded and
Mayor Fuller announced his readiness to
appoint the police officials, whereupon the
council went into executive session. Officers
Flynn and La Rean, present incumbents,
were unanimously confirmed. McCormick,
Bashaw and Olsen, of tbe present force,
were also retained. The new appointees
are: S. N. Nicholson, sargeant ; G. A. Pey
ster, Antone Kuntz, Henry Minnis (colored )
and E. J. Vanasse.
After the executive session it was con
cluded, on motion of Alderman Loeb, to
appoint a committee of two to select a site
for building a kiln with which to dispose
of the garbage of the city. Alderman
Loeb and Simons were appointed as the
committee. The new marshal was in
structed to purchase two horses and carts
to be used iu collecting garbage.
The city marshal was given the power
to hire a man to work with the prisoners
and supervise them.
The Drinks are on Ben.
A nattily attired English dude, possess
ing an apologetic cough and a pair of eye
glasses, has for several days been the guest
of the Cosmopolitan Hotel. Yesterday tbe
individual, desiring to leave for the east on
the 1 o'clock train, stepped np to the
cashier's window, presided over by our
genial and urbane friend, Ben. Folk, and
asked the amount of his bill. Ben is known
to be one of the most affable gentlemen in
the business, and his gentle urbanity has
frequently disarmed an outburst of anger
from irritable gnests, who were disposed to
qaestion the correctness of their bills, and
above all is one of the most popular ad
juncts to any hotel in Montana. He po
litely stated the amount of the bill, which
was promptly paid, and after making tbe
necessary arrangements for the conveyal of
tbe luggage, the tourist, with the utmost
euavity, asked :
"Awe, awe, 'ave time to take a drink,
"Thank you, very much, sir, thank yon,"
replied Ben ; "bnt we are not permitted to
take anything daring business hours."
"B-r-r-r; awe; who in 'ellasked you to
take a drink, sir?" interrupted the now in
furiated Briton. "I simply meant did I have
time to take a drink before going to the
train ?"
Ben's strength failed him at this moment
and he fell back utterly paralyzed. He
had experienced a sensation, which for the
time beiDg rather interfered with his nsual
self control and official dignity. When he
recovered sufficiently to speak the English
man had disappeared, and he quietly whis
pered to our reporter :
"That was a pretty narrow escape ; what
wonld have happened, I wonder, if I had
accepted the invitation? Le's you and I
go aud take a drink."
How Jay Gould Manipulated the Stock
of Various Roads.
New York, April 24. —The committee
of security holders of the Missouri, Kansas
& Texas road have drawn np a lengthy
answer to Jay Gould's letter. Stress is
laid upon the sharp decline in M. K. & T.
securities, while no corresponding decline
occurred in Missouri Pacific bonds and
the inference is drawn that Jay Gonld has
not managed the affairs of the former as
well as those of the latter road, while the
expenditure of $2,000,000 for steel rails laid,
referred to by Gould, should have reduced
the cost of maintenance aud operation, it
increased from 58 per cent, in 1830 to 72
per cent, in 1887. The most important
feature of the document is the assertion
that the Missouri Pacific owed the Mis
souri, Kansas & Texas over $1,000,000 in
December, 1886, and since then this has
been absorbed and a debt of $800,000
created, which claims are owed to the
Missouri Pacific.
The committee profess themselves at a
lo'is to understand the crude statement that
the Missouri Pacific made advances to
meet current expenses, when the official
statem-uts show that in recent years it had
been in debt to the Missouri, K ausas &
Tue committee refute the statement of
Gonld, that the failure of the com crop
caused a shrinkage in the earnings, and
don't understand why the Missouri, Kan
sas & Texas should fall into debt, while
the Missouri Pacific merely reduced its
dividend frome 7 to 6 per cent.
A Deficit of 8230,000.
Louisville, Ky., April 24. — The report
of the commissioners appointed to investi
gate Treasurer Tate's office was submitted
to the Kentucky legislature to-day. It
contained no sensational disclosures, tbe
deficit being placed in the neighborhood
of $230,000.
—The National Park branch road from
Livingston to Cinnabar is being pnt in
thorough repair for the coming tourist sea
—Mayor Fuller should have consulted
the pilgrims of the Independent before mak
ing his appointments. They might have
recommended some St. Paul teucierfeet for
tbe police force.
—Tbe Bozeman Democrats are disap
pointed because they failed to secure the
Territorial convention. They should re
main content with the great prohibition
mass meeting held there last week.
—The Northern Pacific railroad will
make one and one-fifth fare from points
in Montana to St. Paul and return for those
wishing to attend the Presbyterian General
Assembly, to be held at Philadelphia May
17th to June 1st.
—A raccoon, the first known to have
been found in Montana, was killed at Big
Timber last week. It is supposed to
have been a pet animal brought from Ken
tucky by the colony which recently located
in Galatin valley.
—The "court house" question was car
ried by a large majority at the election
held in Jefferson county on Saturday, and
Boulder is now to have one of the finest
court houses in the Territory, the sum of
$40,000 having been voted for that purpose.
—"What is the political pedigree of the
'St. Paul Globe attachment' to the Inde
pendent asked a prominent Democrat to
day. "J make this inquiry," he concluded,
"because so far I have not been able to dis
tinguish from its editorial columns just
what side of the fence the importation is
—A car tank is being contrived which is
to be used iu sprinkling Main street. It
will be run on the street railway track and
so arranged that the water can be thrown
on eitheir side of the track, reaching to the
sidewalks. Water will be taken from the
hydrants along the route, the city haviDg
granted that privilege
—The infant boy of Alderman Featherly
died this morning after a brief illness. The
little sufi'erer was barely a month old and
its tenure on life so slight that all efforts
to carry it through its sickly ordeal proved
unavailing. It will be buried from the
family residence on the West Side to-mor
row afternoon at 2 o'clock.
—A pleasant gathering of juvenile folks
—a score or more in all—yesterday (24th)
assembled at a Rodney street home, and
under the motherly eyes o 'Mrs. Fisk, Mrs.
Rumley and Mrs. Howard assisted Master
James Kennett and Mistress Florence
Rumley Fisk in the celebration of their
sixth birthday anniversary.
—"We got left, as usual," said a Bozeman
man to-day, speaking of the dark lantern
caucus held by the Democrats yesterday.
"We were led to believe that the conven
tion was to be held east of Helena, but
when the time for ac ion came, Butte
bagged the baggage. It was a cut-and-dried
affair, and time will show the folly of the
course pursued."
—Livingston Enterprise : W. H. Lee
sold, during the past week, eighty head of
horses to J. Harrison, of Wyoming. Mr.
Harrison also bought 220 head of J. Powers,
of the Missouri valley, which were driven
through Trail Creek Pass and consolidated
with horses purchased of Mr. Lee. The
whole band were then started for Wyom
ing and will be driven to Mr. Harrison's
range on the Big Horn.
— Odo of the fire-trap hotels of Butte
City bas been exterminated and though
loss of human life occurred, which, of
course, is to be greatly deplored, the catas
trophe will be beneficial in more ways
than one. The erection of a substantial
fire-proof building will do away with any
danger in the future and prevent the de
struction of human and animal life—
particularly the latter, so much of which
is said to have infested the old structure.
Committee Comments.
Chairman Clark, on sober second
thought, appeared more than half per
suaded that the Herald was right in
questioning the regularity of committee
action and advising that the Democracy
in representative convention be permitted
to assemble aud make known the party's
choice for delegates to St. Louis, as well as
to have a voice in framing a declaration of
principles. He submitted the matter to the
Thirteen for their consideration, and the
decision was that having proceeded so far,
it was best to proceed a3 they had begun,
and do up the business by committee.
Marshall, of Missoula, (not a disinterested
party to the decision,) strongly opposed the
convention method.and was largely influen
tial in persuading the committee to go
head. Marshall got his reward.
■ Observed Hon. W. A. Clark toa Herald
representative : "Do I approve of Cleve
land's message and the Mills tariff bill as
they affect the silver-lead and wool in
dustries? I answer no. I will take
issue with President Cleveland or any
other president, with the Democratic party
or any other party, whose policy is op
posed" to the protection of the interests of
Not only was Delegate Toole sat down
upon with a good deal of vehemence, but
his next best friend was forced to take a
back seat over the tail board of the Dem
ocratic dead-ax wagon. It was a double
downing, as it were, of the local party or
Maginnis got there by that dismal num
ber, Thirteen.
Marshall worked his proxy for all it was
worth. It enabled him to talk the "com
mittee of thirteen" to death and get him
self on the delegate roll.
The fine Italian hand of Colonel Broad
water got in its work in admirable style
yesterday. His was a decidedly clever bit
of political maneuvering by which "the
Major, who is hired to talk for me by the
year," was boosted into the St. Louis con
vention and the Missourians relegated to
the rear.
Doctor Mitchell is to be resurrected from
the political retirement to which Wash.
McCormick so unceremoniously consigned
him. At the instance of that astute lieu
tenant of the Irish contingent, Tim Collins,
the Doctor is to have that committee seat
snatched from under him four years ago.
Will it mollify the Doctor and make him
a Maginnis man?
Deputy Committeeman Yerkes was sore
ly disappointed that he hadn't proxies
enough to swing the convention abound to
Bozeman. He was thankful, however, that
Helena didn't get it. That thought con
soled and comforted him.
It was a select company, if small, were
the committee. There were thirteen of
them. Nearly every one of them wore a
suit of black broadcloth and a shiny silk
tile—in fall funeral dress, so to speak. The
spectacle was something like that follow
ing the recent Helena municipal election—
a Democratic burial of the dead.
Next to Col. Broadwater, Major Ronan
contributed to the Maginnis victory.
The time has come for the connty com
mittee to act, and the chairman should
summon his executive colleagues to meet
and prepare the way for the Republican
primaries and connty convention. Lewis
and Clarke is behind most of the counties
in starting the ball in motion.
—Mark W. Fay, St. Paul, is a visitor in
—J. T. Murray, of Denver, is registered
at the Grand Central.
— F. C. Brewster and wife, Minneapolis
are visitors in Helena.
—Receiver Ives, of the Bozeman land
office, is a visitor in tbe city.
— W. J. Fuchs, of the Montana National
Bank of this city, is visitiDg Butte.
—Sheriff Irvine, of Custer county, is en
joying the beauties of the metropolis.
—A. A. Lathrop and wife, of Chicago,
are spending a few days in Montanas me
—Lambert Eliel, one of Dillon's promi
nent merchants, is registered at the Cos
—Hon. D. G. Warner, wife and child, of
Bonlder, are temporarily domiciled at the
—Jerry Collins, of Great Falls, is in the
city. He comes as Choteau's candidate to
the dark lantern caucus.
—Billy Black, the well known VYickes
mixologist, is shaking hands with his
many friends in the city.
—Capt. John Brannigan, of Bnt te one of
the staunch pillars of the Montana Democ
racy, is a guest in the capital.
— Dr. W. S. Norcross, of Butte, accom
panied by his family, arrived yesterday
and will hereafter reside in Helena.
—Jndge D. G. Warner, of Jefferson, is
in Helena in attendance on the meeting ol
the Democratic Territorial committee.
—Hon. W. A. Clark, Butte's prominent
mining man, banker and politician, came
over from the West Side this morning.
—Mrs. J. A. and Miss Alice Kanouse
and S. M. Vaughn and wife, all from Town
send, are sojourners at the Grand Central.
—Major Peter Ronan, of the Flathead
Iodian agency, is a guest in the city and
temporarily domiciled at the Cosmopolitan.
— W. J. Vickery, Washington, D. C., is
the autograph found to-day among the
signatures on the Grand Central Hotel
—Mrs. Nick Gredell, genial hostess of
the popular Silver City hotel, on the Mon
tana Central railway, is visitiDg friends in
the capital.
— E. C. Whiting, representing the Butte
Miner, is in the city on business connected
with his journal. He is autographed at the
C. X. Larabie, Hon. Lee Mantle and
Capt. Thomas Conch are amoDg to-day's
visitors from Butte aud are registerd at the
Grand Central.
— D. R. McKine, superintendent of the
Elkhorn Mining Company, accompanied by
his wife, are sojourning in the city and
housed at the Merchants.
— E. P. H. Harrison and C. L. Merrill,
well known residents of Miles City, are
temporarily sojourning at the Capital aud
domiciled at the Merchants.
—Hon. Harvey W. English, ex-police
magistrate, left to-day for Victoria, B. C.,
on a trip comprising business with pleasure.
He will be absent about two weeks.
—Enoch I lodson, of Bozeman, is in the
city, a guest of the Grand Central. His
Hancockonian signature on the register in
dicates him as coming from the "Rocky
Road" country.
—Miss Mattie Atkinson, of this city,
acquitted herself nobly at Butte on Satur
day evening, at which place she appeared
as the heroine in the cantata rendered—
"Under the Palms."
—Sheriff McMasters, of Deer Lodge,
arrived on to-day's noon train from his
valley home, and will this evening add
one to the number of delegates to the ter
ritorial conven— committee meeting.
— W. G. Conrad, of Fort Benton, is in
the city, accompanied by Mrs. Conrad. Mr.
and Mrs. Conrad are en route to the moun
tain region of Old Virginia, where they are
to spend the summer and autnmn months
in their picturesque Southern home.
—J. S. Dickerson, former editor of "the
only paper in Helena that publishes tele
graphic report on Sunday morning," ar
rived yesterday from Spokane Falls. It is
currently reported that he is here to remain,
haviDg been recalled to tue sanctum which
he vacated about a year ago.
—Moses Morris, President of the Gallo
way Cattle Co., returned yesterday morn
iug from a visit to the company's ranch and
range on the headwaters of the Mussel
shell. He reports the cattle in that section
in the best condition, and the losses duriDg
the past winter not worth mentioning.
—Bros. Alderson and Yerkes, respective
editors of the Bozeman Courier and Chroni
cle, came up yesterday from the prohibition
village on the Gallatin, and will remain in
the city several days. The latter comes as
one of the dark lantern delegates to the
Democratic committee meeting, which con
vened to-day.
—Fred M Wilson, Montana's well
known journalist-dairyman, is in from his
butter factory on Nevada creek and will
remain several days. He contemplates,
after his spring crop of butter has ripened,
to again take the road for "the only news
paper in Helena that publishes telegraphic
report on Sunday morning."
— Col. F. M. Malone, traveling freight
agent of the C., M. & St Paul, is in the
city, a guest at the Grand Central. The
Colonel, who is getting to be an old timer
in the territory, is about to move up from
Miles City and establish headquarters at
Helena. He reports others ready to follow
suit, and that all connecting roads of the
Noitbern Pacific, Manitoba and Union Pa
cific, east, will soon have their representa
tives stationed here.
—George A. Wells, in from the northern
range, is shaking hands with a mnltitnde
of friends. "Inscribe it on the outer walls,"
exclaimed George to the crowd gathered
about him last evening ; "paint it big on
the rocks of the everlasting mountains;
proclaim it in double-leads every day in
the broad columns of the Herald, that
there is not a single wool grower in oil
Montana to shont tor Cleveland and the
free trade democracy in 1888."
— W. C. Gillette, in from the "home
ranch," Dearborn, reports the flocks pros
perous and in good order, and a nice, clean
wool clip in prospective. Mr. Gillette has
12,000 head of superior sheep, to the care
ot which he has given much of his personal
attention for some years. His losses the
past and preceding winters have been
comparatively light, the increase has aver
aged well, and he may be said to have rea
sonably prospered in sheep husbandry. He
is of the opinion that the wool men in
Montana are a unit in opposition to the
Mills tariff .bill which proposes to place
wool on the free list.
New Yolk, April 24.— F. D. Blake &
Co., wool commission merchants, made an
assignment to-day. Their liabilities are
from $100,000 to $150,009.
WRIGHT.—In Helena, April 17, 1888, to tbe
wife of J. R. Wright, a son.

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