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FISK BROS. - - - Publishers. R. E. FISK,......Editor THURSDAY, JULY 12, 1888. $ WEEKLY HERALD. Pjrozxa.i-u.xxx Xiist. »» /-k/i will pay for the Wefki.y Herald one year hik! a copy of Copes' Settlers' «Tuide. or a copy of Copes' Mining Code. $ .) rvrv will pay for the Weekly Herald one O.UU year, and a choice lot of forty novels and other publications, by celebrated authors, Excellent reading matter. O wiu P*y for the Whwly Herald one 40 year, and Hand At McNalley's i ew Popular Atlas of the World. tf ) n» will pay for the Weekly Herald one year and Rand A McNalley'a Standard AtUis of th# World. This book retails at ?4.50, and it is only by purchasing in large quantities that the Herald can afford to offer such a valu able premium. § Q p" A will pay for the Weekly Herald < year, and either one of the following eekly papers for one year : St Paul Pioneer Press; St. Paul Globe; Chicago Intcr-Ocea* ; Chicago Times. £0 £*r will pay for the Weekly Herald one )O.Ut) year, and the New York Weekly World one year, and a neatly bound history of the United States, issued by the World. The above prices include postage. All sub scriptions must be paid one year in advance. Address FIsK BROS., Helena, Montana. REPUBLICAN NATIONAL TICKET, cz a For President. BENJAMIN HARRISON, Of Indiana. For Vice President. LEVI P. MORTON, Of New York. Unless there shall be a large vote at the special election on Monday, and a gen eral expression in favor cf the bonds, the question of sewerage may be regarded as indefinitely postponed. The Independent announces that Sam. Word is amusing himself by spelling it "Hallison." Sam. isn't himself until he as sumes to be funny. In this case he must have been thinking of Halpin, or possibly of Hodson._ The Fisks, let ns remind our too as sumptnous Democratic neighbor, are mighty few and scattering who have ever gone politically astray. Those who in Montana have been Republicans are Re publicans still, and we dare assert, will so remain, irrespective of time or Territorial tutelage. The opening of the Cincinnati Indus trial Exposition yesterday was a very brilliant and interesting event. It is il lustrative and commemorative of the pre grees of the central States, Ohio especially, during the past century. Great as this progress has been, the career of progressive prosperity has just began and the next 25 years will see a greater growth than the whole century past. In notifying General Harrison yester day of his nomination for President by the National Republican convention, Chair man Estee enumerated some of the prin cipal features of the platform, mentioning "prohibition of Chinese immigration," and in his reply Gen. Harrison said the declar ations of the platform were in harmony with his views. Still our Democratic op ponents insist that Harrison is in favor of Chinese immigration. The Washington Star considers it illogi cal that most of the candidates for vice president are older than the candidates for president. Isn't it for the very good rea son that the primary object and service of the vice president is to preside oyer the Senate ? The theory on which oar Senate was organized was that it should be com posed of old and experienced statesmen. The intent of filling the presidential chair is only a secondary and exceptional con sideration. _ The storms at the East have been very general, severe and destructive of prop erty, including high winds, hail and de luges of water. Eastern Montana seems to have been included in the storm belt. In this part of the Territory there has been less raia and more cool weather, which are favorable to grain and grass. We certainly are fareing better than the average of the country. Same recently re turned from Indiana, report the country as having suffered much from dreutb, which even the present rain storms cannot remedy. _ In his recent a ]dress before the Phi Ketta Kappa Society of Harvard, President Elliott answering the criticism of continen tal writers that a Democracy would be careless of public obligations and unjust toward private property, made this ap propriate reply: "The American Democ racy has contracted public debt with moderation, paid it with nnexampled promptness, acquired as good a public credit as the world has ever known, made private property secure, and shown no tendency to attack riches or to subsidize poverty, or jn either direction to violate the fundamental principle of Democracy— that all men are equal before the law/' July Harper's has an interesting article by Charles Dudley Warner, containing his ('Studies of the Great West, on the "Three Capitals," Springfield, Indianapolis and Colnmbns. What interests ns most is what he says of the natural gas products of Indiana and Ohio. Another instinctive article in the same number of Harper is "The Great American Dasert,"by Frank H. Spearman. His recital of the story of rail road building in Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas is morvelously interesting, even to those best posted. He says the railroads built in Nebraska alone daring the past two years would make a single track road from New York city to Salt Lake. INDIANA. Indiana is represented in the Senate by Voorhees and Turpie. The latta was elected as the result of the most shameless gerrymandering ever known in a Northern State, and by equally iniquitous proceedings in the State leg islature. Had the Senate imitated the partisan spirit of the House, which has just given to Sullivan the seat to which Felton was elected frem the 5th Cali fornia district, Mr. Turpie would not be occupying a seat in the U. S. Senate. We were interested in his speech of^ves terdav, not so much for his position^on the tariff as for its personal mention of the Republican nominee. Turpie de feated Harrison for the Senate as Doug lass defeated Lincoln, and the parallel is likely to be continued with the result that Harrison will become president in consequence. In all probability if Har rison bad succeeded in the Senatorial contest he would not have been the Re publican nominee for president. Of course Senator Turpie does not take this view of the case and does not like to regard himself as the unwilling instrument of the advancement §of his rival. Some of his charges are so peurile that we can only wonder that a man thought worthy of a seal iu the United States Senate could give public utter ance to them. What ground is there in sense and reason for the assertion that Harrison would desire or attempt to en courage American industries by "the highest and most prohibitory and un necessary-restrictions?" or that he will permit the immigration of Chinamen? Democrats, in some Northern locali ties, are very indignant at being charged as favoring free trade, though there is no other logical conclusion to the argu ments of Cleveland's message which is endorsed as the true interpretation of the Democratic platform, but here is a most reckless charge that the Republi can candidate is in favor of a prohibi tory, rather than a protective tariff, though there is nothing in the public record of Harrison or the Republican party to give color or countenance to this charge. The Republicans favor the raising of public revenues my means of duties on imports rather than by inter nal revenue taxes. If the duties were made so high as to be prohibitory, they would yield no revenue at all. The Republicans say that if there is au unnecessary surplus of revenue, which they do not admit, the only way to de crease the revenue from duties is to in crease the duties, for by lowering them as the Democrats propose will not only destroy home industries and turn the workmen out into the streets to idle ness and want, bnt it will increase im portations so that the j revenues must be even greater than at present. There is not a person in the United States who cannot recognize the preposterous folly of Turpie's argument. That Harrison will, if elected, permit Chinese immigration, is too silly for serious notice. The new treaty just made settles that matter and the courts will interpret and apply the treaty and Mr. Turpie will have just as much power in the premises as President Harrison. No one will be disturbed by any dread of a Chinese invasion. Some of the personal charges against Harrison, that he is aristocratic, intol erant and reactionary may be answered with a smile. He cannot be colder and more intolerant than Cleveland. The universal rejoicing among his neigh bors belies these statements of Turpie, though he is an Iudianian and might know better. As to his beiDg reaction ary and the candidate of the only party that represents progress, that is an im possibility. Read the Republican plat form which the candidate is pledged to support. Find, if you can, a single sentence or word that indicates reaction. On the other hand, the only thing in the Democratic platform is a pledge to return to the policy that the South advocated in the days of slavery. Suc cess in that line will injure the South as much as the North. The regeneration and prosperity of the South can only come through the introduction of diversified industries fostered by protection and the substitution of skilled labor for the ignorant and wasteful system now in vogue. Indiana has become a prosperous, pro gressive, manufacturing State, and we have no fears that her people will sus tain, by a handsome majority, the policy that is represented in the candidacy of Harrison and Morton. The Senate has introduced in one of fl e appropriation bills an item ot $800,000 to subsidize steamship lines with South and Central America. It is the only way in which we can get such lines established in competion with European countries, every one of which[pays liberal subsidies,though they can bnild and navigate iron and steel steamships cheaper than we can. The House strikes oat the item and the same democratic representatives bewail the loss of our commerce. Do they imagine that with free trade killing our manufacturers and all our people raising raw material, that we shall be in better condition for trade with South America? The Sooth American countries are all engaged in the same line of business that oar people woald be in without protection. Soath America would not want to bay oar cotton, corn, wheat, beef, mutton, wool, etc. She can raise all these things cheaper than we do. What we want to dispoee of is the fruits of our mechanical labor. We want to pay for the coffee and sugar that ws can get from South America in the produce of oar factories. There is room and business for profitable trade if we give it a helping hand to start. And there are strong political reasons why we should seek trade with all the countries on this continent There is neither progress, profit, or protection of self-interest in the coarse the Democrats in congress panne. GENEKOl'S HOSPITALITY. Formal votes of thanks, however hearty and unanimous, do not do justice to the unbounded hospitality shown the members of the Press Association on their recent visit to Great Falls- There was one continuous round of entertain ment from the moment of arrival till the train left that bore away the last of the guests. Where all did so much and each vied with the other to do more, it would be almost invidious to mention names. The railroad, the livery stables, the hotels, boat houses, and every other public place were at the disposal ol the guests. The ParkJHotel was the headquarters, and there was room for all without interfering with regular business. If the case calls for any criticism, it would be that the hos pitality was too generous for the busi ness purposes of the Association. It was found almost impossible to get the members together to do the merest routine business or to keep them to gether long enough to adjourn. But for the timely rain on Friday that post poned some excursions it is possible that the necessary w-ork would never have been done. The Montana Central author ities, and^Col. Broadwater in particular, treated the excursionists with royal generosity, and would have done more but for the'storms and washouts that cut out the intended excursion to Fort As sinaboine and to the Coal Mines. On behalf of the fathers of the city and the citizens generally, Hon. Tim Collins tendered the members the free dom of the city, which, as generally un derstood, is a formality, but in this case it was a literal fact. Every guest was looked after and all their wants not only supplied but anticipated. The country around the Falls, so far as the eye could stretch, was a scene of beauty. Nature was in holiday array. We have thought our own hills and val leys about Helena were unusally green this year, but they look barren in com parison with those that stretch in every direetion from Great Falls. Our repu tation as a desert country is ruined. Personally, and for the Herald office, we want our vote of thanks to the good people of Great Falls specially noted and entered of perpetual record. SECTIONAL AND PAUTISAN. As originally introduced the Mills bil was justly chargeable with being a sec tional affair. It placed on the free list some of the chief articles of Northern production, such as wool, sait, lumber, etc., and retained the duty on Southern productions, such as sugar and rice. The gross injustice of such discrimina tion is recognizable at a glance. Under protection the production of wool steadily increases, and more than two-thirds of our demand is now supplied by home production, and with proper manage ment the entire demand could easily be supplied, at the same time supplying the markets with mutton at cheap rates. On the contrary, the area for the culti vation of sugar cane is so restricted that the product can be be little increased by amount of protection. Sugar is of more universal demand than even wooled clothes and cheaper sugar would be more of a general boon than wool. The only reason in the world for put ting wool on the free list and retaining the duty on sugar is because the former is mostly produced at the North and the latter at the South. But as originally introduced the Mills bill could never have passed the House. There were too many Democrats whose constituents were interested in protection of certain articles to give any hope of its passage. And so the bill has been grad ually modified to suit the wishes or in terests of those dissident Democrats by restoring to the dutiable list many arti cles produced in Democratic districts, until the bill has become worse gerry mandered .than Indiana or any of the southern states with their shoe-string districts. There is no longer any pre tense of adhering to any principle in the arrangement of duties. The sole object of the Democratic managers in the House is to frame a bill that will com mand Democratic support and spare the whiskey ring which is ex pected to furnish the campaign fund for Cleveland's re-election. As the bill now stands it may possibly com mand a majority in the house, but it is a monumental abortion and abomination, the fruit of political and sectional mis cegenation, that no amount of nursing can keep in existence if by accident it should be finally delivered to the country under the forms of law. Any national law should be uniform and general in its application. It is so with protection. We do not want to see the Republicans attempt to injure any interests of the South. If the duty on sugar is removed we should insist on paying a bounty that would save the sugar producers from ruin or loss. Any government or representative who would deliberately lend aid to enact laws that would overthrow established industries, destroy vested capital, deprive laboring men if their trades occupation and means of livelihood, is committing crime and perverting the ends for which govern ments exist. This is just exactly what the Democratic party is at this time at tempting to do. There is not a single industry in the country that is not suf fering from the contusions and doubts caused by the pestiferous Mills bill in the House. Every committee of the House is packed so that there is no chance to get a measure before Congress such as nine-tenths of the people of the nation would approve. Every revenue law must originate in the House and the Wavs and Means committee keep the door barred against every thing but their single bill of abominations. The majority defiantly say that it shall be the Mills bill or nothing, and when it is reduced to this choice, we can but choose the lesser of the two evils. And yet, we should much desire to see many modifications of the present law, keep ing in view protection simply to Amer ican interests as against all the rest of the world._ HIGH HAGES. The prosperity of a country is meas ured by the wages paid to its working men. The United Suites pays the high est wages of any nation in the world and is the most prosperous. The question before the country now is shall we con tinue in the line that has made us pros perous or shall we go back to the sys tem of the older nations where labor is cheap? and enter into the degrading competion with them to make it still more cheap. We say, no. A thousand times, no. Keep up the scale of wages, so that every laboring man miy have home of his own and filled with plenty, so that his children may be educated and their labor be made more skillful and productive. It is the higher scale of wages paid in this country, more than all other causes, that attracts hither the more energetic and ambitious of the people of the old world. This is the great secret of our phenorainal growth, and it is a good, strong, healthy growth too. There is another result of high wages that is not often noticed and has not been properly appreciated—its effect in stimulating invention. We cannot pay higher wages and compete by the same processes that ang in use in other coun tries whose labor is 50 per cent cheaper even in a moderately protected market. This calls for the constant exercise of in ventive genius to devise labor saving processes so that the products of our better paid labor may still produce enough more to compensate for the difference in wages. True every great labor saving invention is soon carried to other countries and our advantage from this source is soon in possession of our rivals in the worlds markets. But this puts us under constant necessity of bringing out new devices to still further increase the products of labor. Hence the growing harvest of new inventions in this country that is doing so much to increase our wealth and distribute it among the people. Our high wages, at first sight, seem to place us at a disadvantage compared with other countries, and so it would be if things were to be made stationary and invention were to cease. By more gen eral and higher and more practical edu cation our people become quick and ex pert in the use of new inventions, and by the time that other countries get to learn their value and put them to use, we have something better and can still produce a better article for less money without cutting down wages. On the whole we are benefttted and and the whole world is benefited by the necessity laid upon us to keep out of the way of cheap labor countries. Cheap labor implies and necessitates ignorance and poverty. The poor labor ing people of Europe, set early to work and poorly fed and clothed, cannot make the strong, healthy men and women that they do in this country. There is no mistake in the soundness of the policy that would sustain liberal wages and provide the means to make that well paid labor profitable as well to the employer. As labor becomes more intelligent it will be less apt to strike blindly and will more readily recognize the common in terest that it has with capital to keep employed in a way to yield most for all. The Senate and House are at disagree ment over an appropriation of $100,000 to continue the experiments of making sugar from sorghnm. As osnal the Senate rep resents progress and good sense. The ex periments already made give great promise of success and there is every reason why they should be pushed. If these experi ments had failed utterly the importance of the issues involved wonld still justify other experiments, but this is not the case. Success is almost certain and tbe result wonld be worth untold millions to aptople that con sumes more sugar than any other in the world. If oar government should offer a premium of a million of dollars for some practical method of making sugar from products grown in our temperate climate, it wonld be justified by the vast interests at stake. Either this shonld be done or the government should conduct these experiments by its own agents and have tbe process open and free to the use of all producers. One thing is certain, the United States mast have an abundant and cheap supply of sugar, without being de pendent on any foreign country, and if after thorongh trial, we find that it cannot be had within oar presnat borders we should Beek by some means to acquire an addition to our terri toiv, where sugar could be produced beyond all doubt. Indian Territory Tragedy. Chicago, Jnly 6.—A Times special from Wichita, Kansas, the murder in the Red fork of the Arkansas river in the Indian Territory, of Ed Fraley, H. Holeday and J. Mere wood of Springfield, Illinois, and all ander 20 years of age. A few days ago they missed some money and accused a half breed Indian named Evans of having stolen it. The day following this Evans was fonnd mordered in his cabin and the three boys had disappeared. Evans' friends supposing the boys had mnrdered him started in pursuit, and coming up with them mnrdered them in a shenty which they were occupying. No trace of the gang has been discovered. Children Cry for Pitcher's Castorin ARGENTINE COMPETITION. There is no novelty and there has been oe secrecy among those at all well posted in the recent developments of South American countries, that we have already a formidable rivel in the Argen tine republic in supplying Europe with both grain and meat. It is no bugaboo invented by the New York Tribune. If any one will take tbe pains to consult Appleton's Annual Cyclopedia for 1S87, he will find that in 1886 two Äst lines of steamships were inaugurated to ply be tween Buenos Ayres and parts of south ern Europe fitted up with refrigerator chambers to carry fresh meat. These steamship lines have a government guar antee of five per cent profit on their in vestments for twenty years, and they are paid a bonus for all immigrants, they bring over under forty years of age. In 1886, 112.40S immigrants arrived in Buenos Ayres. There is no country in the world so bouutiful to immigrants. It pay# their passage over, boards them free till it can find them work, gives them land and lends them money to open their farms and stock them. In 1886, there were shipped to Europe 361,200 carcasses of sheep in refrigera ting ships, and this whole industry had grown up in three years. In that same year a company was organized in Buenos Ayres with a capital of two millions to ship live cattle to Europe, and another with the same capital to ship frozen beef. All of these enterprises are aided by tbe government and the traffic is profitable because the same ships that carry out mutton and beef, both live and dressed, bring back immigrants. The Argentine Republic has au area of over a million square miles with every variety of climate from tropical to frigid, and a more fertile soil with less waste than the United States. It is es pecially adapted to stock raising. Year ling cattle and full grown sheep can be bought for 50 cents a head, good cows for $5 and a yoke of cdttle for $10. Little care is needed in raising stock and In dian herders can be hired by the year for less than it costs to hire a herder in Montana for a month. If any one thinks that the cattle, sheep and horse men of our country do not need protection against being driven out of the markets of the seaboard of our own country, he simply does not know what he is talking about and had bettor go to reading up. We may have superior quality of stock at present, but with the enterprise shown by the Argentines, it will not take long for them to produce just as good stock. They have everything in their favor and for years to come will have an advantage over us. Besides this business does not have to await the usually slow growth of accum ulating capital in a new country. The government stands ready to furnish the capital and guarantee a profit that invit es in capital and business capacity and energy from all parts of the world. The Argentine Republic is doing in South America just what the United States is doing in North America, only it is draw ing its immigrants from Southern Eu rope, while ours come mostly from the north. What the Argentine Republic is doing will force a similar policy upon Brazil, Chili and other South American states. The Argentines are smart enough not to depend upon the production of raw material alone. In 1886 the province of Buenos Ayres gave the ground for the erection of a factory for weaving wool, silk, linen and cotton, to C03t $500,000 and to be finished in twelve months. We are not complaining. Rather,'we rejoice at this rapid development of a sister South American Republic. It is our proper course to establish the most intimate relations with her, even at the cost of subsidizing steamship lines. We ought also to negotiate a reciprocal commercial treaty, not to admit everything free of duty that will compete with and destroy home in dustries, but to exchange free the pro ductions of each country that are not found in the other and establish mode rate uniform rates on competing articles. South America furnishes a fine field for American capital and energy and we have an interest in influencing the national policy. We could, without difficulty, at a very early day, establish a monetary union, with gold and silver at a uniform rate, and Europe would be forced to accept it. Our Republican senate has inserted in the appropriation bill an item of $800, 000 to aid the establishment of steam ship lines with South America and a Democratic House rejects it, and yet the Democrats shed bucketsful of crocodile tears over the decay of our merchant marine. In Ingenoll's recent speech in a New York City ratification meeting, while speaking of the prosperity of our work ingmen, he has intern- oted by some free trade auditor with the observation : "Even under a protective tariff," intimatii g that they might be still more prosperous under free trade. But Ingersoll's reply was prompt and complete. Turning to his interrupter he said: "Did yon ever know of a workingman leaving protective America for free trade England ?" England protected manufactures till by her facilities to create and run machinery protection was no longer needed. The United States will perhaps do the same thing when they reach the same condition. England also protected her agricultural class until, for lack of area, it was fonnd that her manu factures and commerce mast cease their growth without cheaper bread and meat. At every step England's policy been decided by her preponderating interest. So should oats be. Sentiment and theory are both ont of place in determining a national policy. DRDM BEATS. The Entertainments at Armory Hall Under the Auspices of the Women's Belief Corps, Grand Army and Sons of Veterans. Helena Musical a^d Recitative Talent Take Part in the Exercises and Share in the Honors. The Hendershot and Elston Contest— The Drum Awarded to Hendershot, who Easily Eetains the Championship. Two delightful entertainments were en joyed by the citizens of Helena at Armory Hall on the evening of Tuesday and Wednesday, July 3d and 4th. These entertainments grew out of a challenge to friendly combat on the drum, the parties thereto beiDg Major R. H. Hendershot, tbe Drummer Boy of the Rappahannock, and Capt. George Elston, a veteran drummer of the war, of Bellevue, Idaho. By mutual agreement the capital city ot Montana was selected as the place for the contest, and arrangements tor the dram performance and other contributing features were made by and with the active cooperation of Commander Shaw and comrades ot 5V ads worth Rost, G A. R., the Woman's Relief Corps and Sons of Veterans. Musical, dramatie and recitative talent consented to paît ici pate and the successful entertain ments of tbe past two evenings are the result. THOSE WHO TOOK PART, ontside of the performance proper, con tributing materially to the interest of the programme, acquitted themselves most creditably in their several roles. This is true, first, of those who appeared in vocal and instrn mental parts, notably Mrs. May and Mrs. Keefe — the for mer in song and the latter in piano solos, delighting the audience. "Kathleen Mavourneen" and "Twicken ham Ferry" charmed every listener and won lor Mrs. May a storm of plaudits. Mrs. Keefe was equally happy in instru mental melodies by enthusiastic testimony of the house. The several recitations were admirably spoken, These included "The Pride ol Battery B," by Miss Clarke; "Sheridan's ride,' by Mi*s Alder; "The Old Sergeant," by Miss Knowleq "Death Bed ol Benedict Arnold," by Master liarvey English; "Keily's Ferry," by Miss iioback, and a dramatic rtadiug by Mont gomery. The latur, wiili Mr. Cronntz, also appeared to mach advantage in baüjo selections, which were boisterously applauded. "Off for the War," was a mili tary muster to the life, rendered by Capt. Gibbs and his company of veteran's sons. "The Soldier's Dream," a tableux, was very realistic, with Edith Bimons and Alice Israel in the home picture. "Sherman's Bummers" amusingly depicted a foraging raid—an imi tation by tbe Sons that vividly portrayed the "vandal" acts of their sires. THE DRUM EXPERTS. The evening ol the 3d witnessed a num ber of Headershot's incomparable drum beats. Comrade Sterling, m a few well chosen and patriotic words presented the Rappahannock Drummer Boy, who was received with enthusiastic applause AmoDg his executions were quicksteps, imitations of a locomotive, battle medleys, etc. These were magnificent, but little more than the prelude to the contesting per formance reserved for the second night. COATS AND COLLARS OFF. It was alter 8 o'clock when Hendershot and Elston made their bows aid said their neat little speeches from the Armory plat form. The former appeared in his usual dark bine army dress, neatly fitting his hand8ome,soldierly figure. The latter, by contrast, "played his engagement" in citi zen's clothes of approved cloth and cut that showed his short, erect, stoutish build to advgntage. On his broad breast de pend the regulation G. A. R. badge, with the rank bars of Captain. He was.genial faced and pleasantly spoken, and the warm grasp of comradeship with which he met and greeted Hendershot showed the true heart that beat in his manly breast. Preliminaries over, Elston, given the lead, doffed his coat and made READY FOR BATTLE. The pieces played were eleven in num ber, Eliston leading, Hendershot following. The single exception to the rule was that of the battle imitations, when straws were drawn, the judges withdrawing and listen ing from outside the hall. The rendering of dada-mamas, marches, drags, battle, en gine and other imitations, fancy beats, etc., succeeded each other with interspersing re lieves. Hendershot, in the judgement of the honse, excelled in every part. The sticks in his hands are lightning speedtrs and their sounds are of the thunder's crash. His deftness Eliston could not ap proach ; nor in touch light ,or hammering heavy. The Rappahannock Boy, by common conset, had the lead by a long way in artistic performance—in the force and fullness of every play. While Elston is clever and courageous and one not to be dispised in the handling of the sticks, he stands, compared to Hendershot, as a sin gle piece to a whole band of mnsic. THE JUDGES' DECISION. The gentlemen composing the commit tee—Gen. Tiner, Profs. Yeager and Cassady and Drum Majors Cotrell and Smith—could return but one verdict. The decision, in favor of Hecdershott, awarded him ten out of the eleven pieces played. Capt. Elston expressed himself as satisfied with the fairness of the decision and in the best of good nature admitted bis defeat. Major Hendershot, in his contest used the drams presented him by Horace Greeley and Hannibal Hamblin, and to these will be added a third—to come from the Helena veterans and the Women's Re lief Corps. The champion drum beater he remains, with no one as yet to dispute his claim, or able to wrench the honor from him. BRUTAL AFFAIR. Fatal Conflict Between Hungarians and Polanders. Pittsburg, June 6.— A Clironicle-Tele graph special says: "Early this morning a terrible conflict occurred at Jessup, Lacka wanna county, between parties of Poland ers and Hungarians,. The riot was the re salt of bitter race feelings existing for some time owing to some trouble at the Dolph mines, where they were employed, Andrew Kankowsky, leader of the Polish faction, was attacked by Huns at his home and fled from the back door to the saloon of Michael Pano, where the doors were at once barred to prevent the attack ing party from getting in. The latter were determined to secure their man, and forcing down the door dragged him out in the road, beating him with stones and clube and defying those who came to his help. They soon pounded him to death. The Huns then began celebrating by a drunken carousel. The leaders of the party, Michael O'lanrick, Andrew Comisky and J. Harway, were secured by the sheriff's deputies at noon and taken to Scranton jail. There has never been an occurrence so brutal in its character in this region. a a ot a ot to ol ot V A SCENIC MARVEL. The Picturesque and Wonderful Route of the Northern Pacific Over the Boulder Divide. For the first time since the opening of the Helena, Boulder Valley & Butte road to Calvin's a Herald reporter yesterday embraced the opportunity offered of taking a trip to Boulder and back. The last time the aforesaid scribe sought recreation and his anneal bath at tbe Boulder Hot Springs the trip was made by rail from Helena to Jefferson, where a sifc-horse coach took care of the passengers for Boulder and carried them over t ne divide along one of the mest be tut itill mountain roads in Montana. Tbe exhilaration of tbe drive, under a summer sun and amidst the cool breezes that always make mnsic with the evergreen foliage of tbe picturesque pass, has been the subject for more than one descriptive article from the pens of Helena scribes, though all attempts at portraying the grandeur of the scenery and pleasure ot the ride have failed, as all similar efforts to convey on paper the real, thorough en joyment of a coaching trip under favorable conditions in Montana. But, much as the tourist thought of the landed beauties of this route as seen from the top of a stage coach, it was nothing to tbe shifting panorama of lovely vales, dizzy peaks and wooded heights, which tlm completion of the railroad to Boulder ano beyond makes it possible to observe trom the car window. And for this reason: The stage road followed the bed of the stream until the summit was reached, the canyon walls on either side forbidding an extended view until the top of the divide was attained and Boulder valley unfolded in ad its beauty before the gaze of the traveler. The railroad, however, though following the stage road in the main, is compelled to make Damerons departures from the direct line and wind iu and out aloDg the mountain sides in order to get a practicable grade. This is wherera the Helena, Boulder Valley & Butte road is so renowned for scenic beauty. Just above Jefferson City the steel highway leaves the old overland road, where the rattle of coaches n-.choed through the canyon for so many years, and, crossing to the left, over a high curved trestle span ning the gulch, veers completely around and begins, seemiDgly, running back to Helena on the opposite side. The puffing of the engine and the relaxed speed of the train at once inform the traveler that he is ascending a heavy grade; and if further conviction is needed, just glance out of the car window. There below you in the bot tom of the canyon is the road you just traversed, looking like a totally different road and making it hard to realize that live minutes before your train was steam ing over it. A lleetiug glimpse of the lower canyon near Jefferson evokes an ex clamation of delighted surprise, and then you feel the car tilt and realize that the train is turning sharply to the right. A glance oat of the window shows tnat you areon a high, semi-circular trestle and a word from the conductor brings you to a sense of the engineering feats of the road w hen he informs yon that that trestle is built on a four per cent, grade on an 18 degree curve. Rounding this sharp corner, when the en gine seems almost close enough to hold a conversation with the engineer from the rear coach, the train labors onward and plunges into a dark tunnel. In a few mo ments it emerges and daylight shows yon that you have again turned completely around and are onqe more beaded Boulder waids. On and upwards winds tbe train, now crawling along the mon main slope, hanging tbe full on one side and hanging on the verge of a precipice on the other; now crossing dtep ravines on high, carved bridges and agaia piercing the mountain through a series of Rhort tunnels ; ever climb ing, curving, creeping onward until a straight stretch of track along an open platoau brings you again to the stage road just this side of the summit. Backward over the route traversed stretches a vista of beautifnl landscape that fascinates the eye. Far, lar below yon winds the tor tuous track yon have traveled over, brist ling with its shining rails, broken at every short stretch by the high trestles that look like pigmy bridges from yonr point of view. Further northward you see the mouth of the canyon opening Into Prickly Pear valley, and* bounding the whole view, the lofty peaks of the Belt range rise in the air, their snow clad summits glistening in the sun and their soft, hazy color rivaling the azure of the blue vault above. The eye has scarcely time to comprehend the full extent of this grand picture, when another tnnnel tarns daylight into darkness for a few moments, and when you emerge, it is apparent that you have crossed the apex ot the divide and are descending towards the beautiful valley of the Bonlder, which stretches oat hundreds of feet beneath in a grand prairie of rolling hills carpeted with bnnch grass, flat bottoms green in a meadow's richest verdure, fields of grain vet garbed in an emerald hne and tbe shining roofs of the town of Boulder marking the ceuter of habitation on the opposite mar gin ; the whole walled in by a natural cir cnmvallation of lofty mountains with wooded slopes, craggy peaks and snow capped summits. Under the fleck less vault of bine and beneath the brilliant rays of a mid-summer enn the beautiful picture was seen yesterday in all tbe glory with which a lavish Nature has clothed one of her most favored spots. These are the principle features of the landscape along this picturesque road and ot themselves are sufficient compensation to any one for making the trip. The rest ol the route is by no means barren. Pret ty stretches of green canyons, glimpses of babbling brooks, groups of stately pines, groves of rustling cottonwoods and mounds of rocks and boulders thrown together in ragged confusion mark almost every mite of the mountain road; affording an ever changing scene upon which the eye can rest with ever renewed pleasure. The trip from Helena to Bonlder is made in two hoars and a half and, as the train leaves in the morning, it cau easily be accomplished in daylight, giving ample time for dinner at Boulder City or the Springs. It will be a favorite day's jaunt daring the summer months TERRIBLE BOILER EXPLOSION. Buildings W recked and Several Per» sous Fatally Injured. Pittsburg, July 6. —The battery of boilers at the tannery of A. & J. Groet zinger, Allegheney City, exploded this af ternoon. wrecking several buildings and serionsly injuring six persons, three of whom will die. Engineer Wetzel was blown through the rocf of the tannery and was landed in the yard ontside. One side ot the main building was blown out and the boiler house totally demolished. A heavy doable wagon was blown against V etze1 ' 8 residence sixty feet away and the «deofthe honse crashed in. One section of the boiler was carried across the Alleghe ny river, a distance of over 1,000 feet; another piece strnck a school honse, 1,200 feet away and tore out the end of the building. A scene of the wildest excite ment followed the exploeion. Fully sixty men were at work in the tannery. Children Cry for Pitcher's Cistoria.