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From tbe Daily Hr.rald o 4 Auguste. ARRESTED AGAIN. F. C Hiland: Gets Out of Jail and is Re-Arrested on the Charge of Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses. About two months agoF.C.Hilands, who represented himself to be a drummer for a California oil firm, was sent to jail far sixty days for passing a worthless check for §30 on Eugene Meyer, at the Hot Springs. It was known at that time that he had played the same game on other citizens of Helena, and to-day, when his term was up and he was turned out of the county jail, he was re-arrested on the charge of obtaining money under false pretenses, preferred by Eli Knobb, of the firm of Knobb & Sandel, the Broadway saloon keepers. The com plaint alleges that Hilands presented a check for §100 to Knobb & Sandel for payment, that Knobb & Sandel supposing the check was O. K., cashed it, and that when the said check was pre sented at the bank for payment it was dis honored. Wherefore Mr. Knobb appeals to the court for protection and asks the arrest and prosecution of said Hilands. The complaint was sworn to betöre Justice of the Peace Sanders and the defendant will have a hearing betöre that officer this afternoon. He will probably be convicted and giveu another term of imprisonment, after which he will, no doubt, be arrested again on a similar charge, as we understand Ey. Zeigler has a ciaim of the same nature against him. Wilson-Hollingshead. A pleasant surprise to many Montana friends is the news, just at hand, of the marriage at Santa Barbara, Cal., of John F. Wilson, which cards in hand inform us transpired on the first inst. The bride was Miss Edith Hollingshead, a lady whom all will assume to be in every way worthy of the deliberate choice of one of Mon tana's old time citizens. Mr. Wilson, at one time connected with the Herald's news staff, has for some years past inter ested himself in mining operations, devot ing all his attention to the development of properties in the Ten Mile district. He lias a brother, a prosperous banker, long in business at Los Angeles, but evidently other attractions than those of kin must now be accepted to account for recurring trips to] California, connected with which friends and acquaintances here have been more or less mystified. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson will be at home, Helena, after Sep tember 13th. Congratulations of the Herald people, one aDd all. Wedding at Marysville. A pleasant social event transpired at the home of Mr. S. F. Ralston, Esq , of Marys ville, Montana, this (Monday) morning, it being the occasion of the marriage of his daughter Minnie to Mr. William M. Fos ter. The interesting ceremony was per formed by Rev. E. A. Stickelman, of White Sulphur Springs, in the presence of a goodly number of particular friends, after which an elegant breakfast was served. Appreciation of the young people was tes tified by many presents both elegant and usetul. Sudden Death. Patsey Gurnett, son of the well known Missouri valley ranchman of that name, was thrown from his horse last Tuesday and sustained injuries that resulted in his death the next day. He was only 17 years old and a bright lad whose talents and ac complishments gave promise of a brilliant future. He was riding an impromptu race with a friend, when his horse stumbled over a steer which was lying in the road, throwing his rider, who suffered fatal in juries. The afilicted parents, who have the sympathy of all in their sadden be reavement, are nearly prostrated over the death of their son. A Little One Laid to Rest. The funeral of Annie, infant daughter of E. G. aud Blanche Maclay,tcok place at 5 o'clock p. m. to-day from the residence of the parents, Oro Fino Terrace, Benton avenue. The little one had for some time suffered from illness, and the sad termina tion was not altogether unexpected by the family. But short notice was given to frienils, but many attended the services and followed the coffined babe to its final restiug place in the Helena cemetery. Esculapius vs. Blackstone. Saturday afternoon there was a novel base ball game at the Helena grounds be tween the medical men of Helena on the onr side and tbe attorneys and real estate agents on the other. There was a pretty good attendance and the gate receipts, as per agreement, were divided between Helena's two hospitals. Only five innings were played, the score resulting 19 to 17 in favor ol' the disciples of Black stone. The Escnlapians wanted to play the game out, but their opponents backed out from further muscular exertion, agree ing to call the thing a tie. The doctors, however, claim the game. They say there was no agreement to play only five innings and, as their opponents threw up the game, they think it ought to be declared in their favor with a score of 9 to 0. As the Blackstonians and terra firma convey ancers were ahead at the finish they also claim the victory. Another game at an early date is the only thing that will settle the matter and prevent bloodshed. First Assistant P. M. G. Helena was honored Saturday by the arrival of Hon. A. E. Stevenson, First As sistant Rost roaster General, who is on a t<»ur of inspection throughout the North west. He bas liberal ideas on the postal question and thinks the service should be made the best kind as long as there is a dollar of surplus in the national treasury. We hope the mail service of the North west, which has been sadly crippled under a Democratic administration, will be bet tered by the visit of this high department official. There is such vast room for im provement that even a Democratic official must see it unless he shuts bis eyes, and we understand Geneial Stevenson's optics have been wide open to every feature of the jKJstal service daring his visit. We hope for much good to result from his trip and the reports he will make when he re turns to Washington. Rumored Resignation. It was rnmored on the streets to-day that Mr. F. W. Gilbert, superintendent of the Rocky Mountain Division of the Northern Pacific, had resigned his official position. Inquiry at the company's head quarters failed either to confirm or deny the report aud though Mr. Gilbert is in the city we failed to reach him by telephone before going to press. Mr. Gilbert has been a capable and popalar official and his many friends in Montana wonld regret to see him remove from the office he has held so long. We trust the report may turn ont to be unfounded. From the Dally Herald of August 7. KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS. Reception and Banquet to Major Gen eral Carnahan By Myrtle Lodge. Major General James R. Carnahan, chief of the Uniform Rank K. of P., whose ar rival was noted yesterday, was royally re ceived by his Helena brethren last even ing. The fall strength of the order in the city, numbering about 200, assembled at 8 o clock at Castle Hall where each was in troduced to the distingnished guest. After the reception General Carnahan addressed the lodge in an eleqaent strain. He spoke upon Pythianism, the dignity and charac ter of the order,its growth, aims and objects, entertaining his auditors by his instructive dissertation for nearly three quarters of an hour. He was heartily applauded and un iversally complimented on the effort. On his conclusion he was escorted from the hall to the Bon Ton restaurant, where the banquet was spread. The march up Main street made quite an imposing pa rade with the two hundred men in line. Arrived at the epicurean palace of Billy Mellen, the throng fonnd a feast fit for the gods awaiting them. The restaurant fairly glittered with an array of groaning tables, glistening in silverware, china and spotless damask, and loaded with a profusion of viands, snch as Lncnllus would have been proud to spread before the most fastidious of his patrician gnests. It was a repast royal, and prepared in the best style of the inimitable caterer who served it. Covers were set for the whole party, each gnest being furnished with boutoniere aud menu cards. Alderman Loeb, one of the dignitaries of Myrtle Lodge No. 3, superintended the seating of the guests, and Dr. Cole, another Pythian luminary, acted gracefully as toast-master. The sumptuous spread was heartily enjoyed, and never was dainty of meat or wine swallowed with more appa rent zest. The toasts, which were pledged in un stinted libations of royal beverages, were noted features of the baDquet and the speeches made in response thereto were sparkling'specimens of after-dinner oratory. They were drunk and responded to as fol lows : "Our Visitors,'' Col. McCutcheon. "The Principles of Our Order"— T. C. Patrick, P. C. "Myrtle Lodge," L. A. Walker, P. G. C. "Harmony in the Order," F. R. Wallace. "The Order in Montana," A. J.Seligmau, G. C. "New Members," Judge Clements. "The Uniform Rank," Major General Carnahan. "The Ladies of Our Order," E. W. Knight, P. C. "Mount Helena Division No. 1," William Lorey. "Pythiani&m," T. H. Kleinschmidt, P. G. C. The round of revelry was kept up until a late hour, and music was not lacking to enliven the festivities. High tenor and fcasso profundo were heard in melodious harmony in several popular choruses and helped to aid digestion as well as advance the "llow of soul." After hours of thor ough enjoyment the gay party broke up each departing guest bearing with him the pleasantest remembrances of the nnalloyed enjoyments of the festive occasion. It was a noted event in honor of a noted person age, and will forever live in the Pythian annals of Montana as one of the best and most thoroughly enjoyed entertainments ever given by the order. Myrtle Lodge No. 3 covered itself with glory aud made the affair worthy of its distinguished guest A GREA-TliUCCESS. The Maguire Benefit at Butte More Than Fulfills The Expec tations. Saturday last was the Maguire benefit day at Butte, and the afteruoou was made a holiday by the residents of that city. Stores and mines were closed that every body might attend the race track, where the benefit performances were to be held and from the crowd that thronged the resort it seems that everybody went. There were 3,000 people on the grounds and money was spent liberally. There were horse and foot races, glass ball shooting, a tng of war between the Anaconda and Parrot miners, tight-rope walking by Pro lessor Leroy, ami stage performances by the Comique Theatre company. A gold headed cane was voted to the most popular mine foreman, and the receipts from the voting were over $200. It was accorded to Mr. Carroll, of the Anaconda. An ox roast was also a prominent feature of the exer cises, and there was a dance in the even ing. Tbe whole affair was a grand suc cess, and it is thought tbe receipts will exceed $10,000. Manager Maguire came over from Batte yesterday, looking as happy as a clam over the result. He has warm words of praise for the générons people of Batte, and says that the benefit was the largest and most successful ever tendered to any theatrical man in the West. It is understood that the entire (proceeds of the entertainment will go to the rebuild ing of the Grand Opera House at Butte. Maguire's Response. East week the Herald published the letter from prominent citizens of Helena to Mr. John Maguire, offering their con dolence over his recent misfortunes and tendering him a benefit. Following is Mr. Maguire's reply : Butte, August 2,1888. Gentlemen and citizens of Helena gen erally—Your kind communication, tender ing your special support for any benefit that may be arranged on my account, is at hand. It does not take me by any sur prise. I have not lived among yon these many years in any ignorance of those gen erous impulses which are, above all other qualities, a distinguishing trait of Helena's citizens. I have only one regret ( though being so honored on every side I should have none) in connection with the matter That my ill fortune should call forth jour nobility'of purpose on the present occasion. In all else I am a proud and a fortunate man. I'rond of having my destiny inter woven with yonrs, glorifying that I, too, am a Montanian. Fortunate in possessing your esteem to such a degree as to honor me so far beyond my deserts. I accept your offer in that spirit with which it is given, and whatever form it may assume mnst entirely depend on yourselves. I may say in conclnsion that the citizens of Batte ap preciate your expressions of regret for the loss of our beautiful opera house, and it needs no assurance from me to tell yon how beyond all measure your kind words are appreciated by Yonrs respectfully, John Maguire. Yonrs respectfully, Republican Convention. The Republican Territorial Convention for the seclection and nomination of a can didate for Delegate to Congress will be held in Helena September 17. Chairman McCutcheon, of the Territorial Central Committee, has issued the official call, which appears in this ias ne. Park Party. A tonring party left Helena for the Na tional Park this morning, consisting of Miss L. A. Wade, Miss Clare Y ade Mias Buck ingham, Miss Edna HedgM. Mra.W G. Bailey, Schuyler «olfax and J.M. Butler, of South Bend Ind., and Mr. H. Palmer. The party will consume a week or more in the trip. 8 From the Dally Herald ot August 8. SHERIDAN'S FUNERAL Proclamation By Mayor Fuller to Ob serve the Day. The death of Phlilip H. Sheridan, Gen eral of the U. S. Army, is a bereavement that extends to the utmo3t confines of the Republic which he fought so valiantly to save. The deceased was a patriot whose loyalty was without change or shadow and a soldier whose gallantry and brilliant gen eralship added lustre to the achievements of the Grand Army that preserved the Union. It is suggested that in recognition of the eminent character and illustrious services of Gen. Sheridan, and of the losj which our entire conntry has suffered in his death, bnsiness shall be suspended daring the ob sequies on Saturday, the 11th inst., between 11 and 1 o'clock, the bells tolled and Hags displayed at half mast. T. P. Fi ller, Helena, Ang. 8. Mayor. Emblems of Mourning. As soon as the news of Gen. Sheridan's death was received the citizens of Helena began to display emblems of mourning for the dead chieftain. Flags were run up at half mast on the Herald office, the city hall, the Journal Publishing Company's bnildiDg and other places, while draped pictures commemorative of the deceased were displayed iu many windows. The Herald's life size bust of Gen. Sheridan was at once placed in the counting room window with the national colors and a band of crape draped around it. At the Journal office and at the postoffice there are exhibited pictures of "Sheridan's Ride," framed in black. Other emblems are displayed iu various parts of the city, showing that the people of Helena are with their fellows all over the broad land of America in their feelings of grief over the loss of the great commander. It is noticeable that the only government building in Heleiya, the U. S. Assay Office, has so tar failed to half mast its ilag. When Sheridan was Here. The death of General Sheridan recalls the fact that the distinguished scldier was once the guest of the people of Helena. He arrived in Helena on the lfith of May, 1870, was banqueted by our citizens on the 18th and on the 19th a grand reception was held in his honor at the International Hotel. MaDy of our people retain pleas ant remembrances of the great commander. Information Wanted. Editor Herald :—Will you be so kind as to inform the public why the U. S. Assay Office did not display their flag at half mast on the death of Gen. Sheridan. Citizen. Presumably authority from Washington is withheld. A subaltern must bow to his superior. Be sure that under a Republicau admiuistration the flag would go up quick Col. Gibson's Death. Man y Montana people read with sur prise and regret the news that came by telegraph yesterday of the death of Col George Gibson, at Las Vegas, New Mexico. He was a gallant and popular officer, and was well known in this territory, where he spent several years, lately as the commau dant at Fort Missoula. He was the lieu tenant colonel of the Third Regiment of Infantry, and had been in the army since 1853. He was commissioned captain in the Eleventh Infantry in 1861, and served gallantly through the war. He was bre vetted lieutenant colonel in 1865 and was commissioned as snch in 1879, and held that position until the time of his death. His estimable wife, who was also a favorite in society here, will have the sympathy of numbers of Montana friends in her be reavement. At the recent change of troops Col. Gib son left Montana for the southern station, where he met his death. Veteran Voters. [Missoula Gazette.] Thos. E. Rives voted for John Q. Adams in 1828, and for "William Henry Harrison in 1840. He lives in Stevensville. John Bell was a voter in 1828 and voted for Henry Clay. In 1840 he voted for Gen. Harrison. Mr. Bell lives near Stevens ville and is a distant relative of Hon. John Bell, of Teunessee. J. M. Woods, who has been a citizen of Montana for the past twenty years, was a voter in 1840, and cast his first ballot for president that year. He voted for the hero of the battle of Tippecanoe." Our cotemporary has one reader in Mis soula who was a voter in 1840, John L. Sweeney. He voted for Van Buren. The Gazette has other readers who were voters in 1840. The oldest of these is William B. Taylor, who voted for Gen. Jackson in 1828. He was a citizen of New York at that time In 1837 he came to Indiana and in 1840 he voted for Martin Vau Buren. He came to Montana in 1887 and now resides at Stevensville. The Motor Line. The Motor line has at last become a cor porate concern, having filed its articles of incorporation yesterday. The capital stock of the company is placed at $100, 000. The directors are James P. Porter, W. E. Cox, J. B. Sanford, Robert Wallace and John J. Palmer. The proposed route begins at the city limits, thence west along Knight street, thence easterly along Knight street to its intersection with Ben ton avenue, thence sontherly along Benton avenne to its intersection with Park ave nue (Clore street), thence sontherly along Park avenne (Clore street) to a point ou said Park avenue at the intersection of Sixth avenue, thence easterly along Sixth avenne to a point at the intersection of Warren street, thence northerly along Warren street to a point of intersection with Eighth avenue, thence easterly on Eighth avenue to the east limits of the city; with the right to make a branch ex tension from the west line of the city limits to the Broadwater hot springs, and likewise an extension from the east limits of the city to the smelter. Annual Report. The Herald is indebted to Rnssell B. Harrison, Secretary and Recorder, for a copy of the Annual Report (1888) of the Board of Stock Commissioners, Veterinary Surgeon and Recorder of Marks and Brands. The pamphlet edition, covering 78 pages, is neatly printed by the Journal Publish ing Company. Fergus County Items. • [Argus.] Eight years ago the population of the region now embraced in Fergus connty was lees'thau 100. The present popalation is placed at 5,000. Feigns is the second wool producing county in the territory.. She has over 200,000 sheep. Meagher takes the lead with about 300,000 head. OLD CORNER STONES. The Hidden Records in Two Old Land Marks About to be Unearthed. It cannot bat occur to the old timer that in the work of tearing down the Masonic temple and the Methodist Episcopal church, Helena is about to lose two old land marks that are intimately connected with the events of the early TO's; and. while we may feel some slight regret at the destruction af these milestones on Hel ena's road to prosperity, it is nevertheless wholly absorbed in the consciousness that these old structures are not to be wiped ont but only removed for the purpose of giving place to larger and handsomer buildings. In the year 1873 when the Masons took possession of their new tem ple on the corner of Main and Edward streets, the event was celebrated not only by the order, but by citi zens generally as marking the advance the city was making iu the way of architecture. The two story brick edifice was a monument of which all Helena was then prond and served its pur pose admirably for more than a decade. Only a few years ago it was deserted for the handsome new temple ou Broadway aud since then it bas be* limited out by its owners, the Hershfitld Brothers, for business purposes. Now it is be ng torn dowu to make room for the new Merchants National Bauk buildiug. The corner st-'iie of the old temple was laid with appropriate ceremonies on June 24th, 1872, Grand Master Wetson conducting the ceremony. The articles then depcs ted ia it will be s:rutinized with curicsity in a few dajs, when the corner stone will be disclosed. We unders'and it is the purpose of the Mas ids, to whom the Messrs. Hershfield have granted permission, to remove the stone to the new temple and open it atabanquet tobe prepared in honor of the event. The contents will then be carefully preserved in the new temple. Another corner stone that will soon be exposed is that of the Methodist Episcopal church on Broadway, which is being torn down to give place to the new church build ing that the Methodists are to erect.Curiously enough, these two bnildiugs, the church and temple, bad their comer stones laid the same year aud uow the lapse of time aud force of circumstances have [dictated that they shall also be destroyed at the same time ; for the brick walls of both buildings are to-day crumbling away be fore attacks of the workmen. This church, we believe, was completed in 1873. The former edifice, a frame structure ou the same site, was destroyed by fire iu June 1872, and very soon thereafter the corner stone for the new structure was laid. The structure which is to replace the present building will be as much ahead of it as it surpassed the old frame church. It is to be built of Montana marble aud stone, and will cost with the farniture and finishings, about $16,000. Shaffer & Stranahan are the architects. This reminds us that the architect of the present chnrch was the then chief clerk in the surveyor general's office, Capt. Thomas C. Bailey, now a prosperous land attorney in Salt Lake City. of The Corner Stone Opened. The corner stone of the old Masonic tern pie was taken oat last eveuing. It was opened this morning aud fonnd to contain a long tin boft carefully sealed, a news paper and a silver quarter. The newspaper proved to be a copy of the Helena Daily Herald of Jane 22d, 1872, and was in a good state of preservation. It contains ar ticles on the approaching Republican nom ination for Delegate to Congress. The silver quarter, which was a rare bird in those ante resumption days, is a coin minted in 1860. It is curiously marked and stamped with the date 1871. The box, containing the depoeit made by the Masons, will be turned over to the order. It will be opened in a day or two. Protection of Commerce. Whatever can be done onght to be done quickly, for there is an emergency for im mediate action for the protection of Amer ican commerce against alien aggression.— Independent , Aug. ôth. So says the morning paper, notwith standing it is the acknowledged disciple of the Democratic or free trade party. It wonld protect one industry and yet throw all others open to alien aggression. Cheap labor is as dangerous to our manufactur ing interests a3 cheap transportation is to our railways. The interstate commerce law was put into active operation under a Democratic administration. It is a failure. It has neither benefitted the public nor the common carriers, and its bad effects are becoming more apparent each day. Being of no vaine it should pass away. It is significant to see the Democratic organs approach this question. With the abolition of onr tariff we are bound to see the same bad resalts in oar manufacturing, miuing and commercial industries as the Independent holds ont for the railroads. The filthy tenements of modern Eng land, the shabby raiment of her skilled workmen, the poverty, misery and starva tion of her lower classes, are all the results of protracted free trade policy. The continual immigration of really meritorious artieans to this country is one of the strongest proofs of the wisdom of a protective policy. Our workmen are iu comfortable homes and receive a fair remuneration. Their children benefit by liberal education ; their families are in happy circumstances. Throw this country open to the world, give a free market to the pauper products of Europe, and mark another era like '37. The coming election means much for this country and life or death to the West. The result is apparent. The Democratic party has made a record ; by that record it must accept de feat. Artisan. Helena, 6. Lewis Morrison for Fair Week. Mr. Lewis Morrison, whose snccessfal engagement at Ming's last week is flpnem bered with snch pleasure by onr theatre goers, has made arrangements with Man ager Magnire to visit Helena again during fair week. He will open in Steel Mac Kaye's new comedy, "Light at La9t." This will be followed by the noted melodrama, "Crimes of a Great City," the military spectacle, "Not Guilty," and a repetition of the popalar "Faust" and "A Dark Secret." This will be a great attraction for fair week, and will famish amusement in the evening for the crowds of people who visit the fair daring the day. The Patient Doing Well. The recent hazardous operation per formed on Mrs. Sennett, of whieh the Herald gave a report at the time, has been attended with gratifying success. The patient is now considered on the road to convalescence, having a good appetite and gaining daily in strength. Dr. Kellogg stated this morning that probably within a week's time Mrs. Sennett woald be per mitted to return to her home at Marys ville. Sixty-eight pounds, the contents of the tnmor, it will be remembered, were re moved. The tnmor itself the Doctor states, will be subjected to the knife not later than October, when the patient will be in the best condition to snbmit to it Dr. Kellogg is sanguine of the best results. at of CUSTER GLEANINGS. Political News—Stock Matters—The Woolen Mill Project. Miles City, Angost 4. —[Special cor respondence of the Herald.] —An idea seems to prevail among some of onr citizens that yonr correspondent is the same who wrote a letter to the Independent some fonr weeks ago. I desire to correct this im pression and to state most positively I am not the author of said letter. POLITICAL POLEMICS. As tbe days pass and the time draws nearer and nearer when the political ques tions will come to a focus, new and somewhat unexpected "pointers" are showu up by those of both parties, and a most de termined fight for some offices in which bat little opposition has heretofore been experienced will be made. Some whisperings of a most startling nature in connection with one of the most lucrative as well as important offices has reached the ear of yonr corres pondent, but at this stage of proceedings it wonld be unwise to make them public. Later on they will unquestionably be brought before the gaze of the people. There is no donbt in the world bat what betfi parties are quietly engaged in collect ing ammunition with which to surprise each other when the moment of conflict arrive). That danger threatens the Repub licans in this manner need not for a moment be imagined, but as to the Democrats— well, let them be aware whom they thrnst forward as candidates. A good deal of quiet wire pulling is being indulged in. Some names, not as yet mentioned prominently for office, are beiDg lisptd in a way calcnlated to lead one to infer that candidates will indeed be plentiful. What in the world tempts these men to "hanker" after petty offices, with so slight a remuneration attached to them, is beyond the compréhension of a reason able mind, and yet they do it, and for what ? Echo answers, For what ? BIG BUNCHES OF BOVINES. Mr. Coggshall, of the Illinois and Wis consin Cattle company, has just returned from Texas, where he purchased an exten sive herd of two and three-year-old Texans that will be turned loose on the Powder river range in the course of a few weeks. Hon. J. M. Holt, of the Mizpah Cattle company, arrived in town to-day from his range on the Mizpah, where he ha3 just secured 4,000 head of as nice a lot of three year-olds as can be found in the territory. The advance herd of the Henn Land and Cattle company, numbering some 3,000 Texans, will arrive here on Sunday and will be rapidly followed by four more herds ot some 12,000 head, making a total of 13,000 head of cattle this company alone will torn loose on their range north of the Yellowstone. The Continental Land & Cattle people have already re ceived on their range in the sontheastern portion of this county some 7,000 head of two and three year old Texans, and ex pect to receive in the course of a month 5,000 more. The Concord Cattle Co. and Henry Tnsler will torn loose upon their range about 4,000 Texas cattle, part of a purchase recently consummated by Mr. Tusler, who has just returned from the raDges. It is estimated by reliable parties that fully 100,000 head af cattle will be received upon the ranges in this section of the Territory this season. The confidence in the open range cattle bnsiness seems to be gradually re-asserting itself and with no unforeseen drawbacks this will be a most prosperous year for oar cattlemen. GUARD AGAINST FIRE. Too mach precaution cannot be taken by stockmen in guarding against prairie fires, with the grass in such abondance and with the range unprotected by the absence of the large number of cowboys that in for mer years were employed, bat whose ser vices this year have not been in demand There is very great fear that (should fire once get ander headway it would work irreparable damage. On the north side of the Yellowstone in particular, where there are but very few outfits. A fire starting at the southern boundary wonld be apt to Bcoop the entire country to the Canadian line. Forewarned is to be forearmed, and stockmen wonld do well to look to this important matter without delay. A WOOLEN PLANT. Our people are considerably interested in the prospect of there being established here a woolen mill. We are doing all that is possible to be done as a starter, and for once, in local affairs, a unity of action and interest seems likely to secure the end de sired Mr. William Courteney is devoting much of his time and energy in pushing this project through, and his efforts now look as though they wonld be crowned with success. It is a noticeable fact that when he once undertakes a matter of this kind, he usually "gets there." He is being ably seconded by all of our prominent bus ness men, and in the course of a few weeks yonr correspondent hopes to be able to an nounce that a woolen mill is an established fact. Custer THE SALT LAKE CLUB. Saintly Base Ballists to Visit Helena and Play With Our Local Nine. W e are informed that the Helena Base Ball Association have telegraphed the management of the Eastern League Club of Salt Lake, offering them a sufficient guaranty if they will visit Helena on their westward trip and play a few games. We understand that the Salt Lakers are satis fied with the terms offered, and have signi fied their intention of accepting the chal lenge of the Helena Club. They will be here on tbe 11th, 12th and 13th of this month and will play a match game with the Helenas every day daring their stay. This is a new departure in bass ball tac tics, and the event will no donbt be prop erly appreciated in sporting circles. It will be the first time that an nltra-Mon tana club has come to Helena to play, and consequently the contest will be more than one simply between Montana clnbs. The Salt Lakers have a crack team and it will be a feather in Helena's cap if she can hold it level on the diamond. Oar boys will at once begin practicing for the great event and we may expect an unusually interest ing series of games. It it is probable also that the Portland (Oregon) club will be here daring fair week, and a game between them and the Helenas is looked for on the 23d inst. The Helena Association is to be con gratulated on arranging for snch games and no donbt the public will take genuine pleasure in the announcement. —The Fergus County Argus celebrated its fifth birthday last week by coming ont with an enlarged paper and increased news service, which its enterprising proprietors, Messrs. Fell & Vrooman, mean to keep up. The Argus takes front rank with the excel lent weeklies of Montana. It represents its constituency well and ably, and we trust may long continue to be as prospérons as its deserts merit. Helena has a soldier mayor, whose feel ings are touched by the same sorrow that affects millions of loyal people who monrn the loss of the nation's military chieftain. In the Herald this evening is his procla mation directing suitable observances on Saturday next, Sheridan's funeral day. It is a patriotic suggestion, and patriotic citi - zens will comply with it. THE BUTTE RACES. Rain Throws a Damper on the Open ing Day—Hattie D, Daniel B, Jubilee and S S the Winners. Yesterday was the first day of the Butte races, which were doomed to an inauspi cious opening, owing to the chill, damp weather which prevailed as well on that as on this side of the range. However the attendance was large and the races were good, so that it compared favorably with the opening day of last year's meet. The races of the day were: 21. Trotting, Moulton stakes, for 2 year-olds, free to all, $50 each, $250 added, $250 more if 2:50 is beaten. 22. Running, $250, six furlongs. 23. Running, Anaconda stakes, for 2 year-olds, free to all, $50 each, $400 added, five furloDgs. 24. Trotting, $400, 2:32 class. The starters for the Monlton stakes were Hattie D, Peri and Satinwood. Hattie D was favorite, and won the race in two straight heats. Time, 2:45 and 2:55—re markable records for two-year-olds. The six furlong dash was contested by Daniel B, Repetta and Keepsake. Daniel B was a big favorite, and justifiably too, winning the race by a length in 1:17] ; Re petta second, Keepsake third. For the Anaconda stakes the following colts were started: Pat Curran, Arthur H., Broadchnrch, Jubilee, X. and Arlee. Jub ilee, the favorite, took the lead from the start and held it ander the wire, winning in 1.05; Broadchurch, second; Arthur H., third. The 2 32 trot brought onto the track S. S., Leona and Jim Irvington. In the pools the horses sold in the order named. S. S., the Helena horse, won in three straight heats. Time, 2 31, 2.33 and 2.30]. Leona was second in the first and third heats. Paris mutuals did not pay very high, but they sold well and it is said there were $14,000 in the mntnal boxes. Second Day. Yesterday's races at the Butte track brought out a large attendance. The events were unusually interesting and betting was lively, over $20,000 being invested in the pools. The races and entries for the day were : First race—Banning, West Side stakes, for 3-year-olds, free for all, $50 each, $500 added, 1] miles. "Whitmore Brothers named s. c. Calamo. Moorehonse, Blevins & Co. named ch. f. Nevada R. E. Bybee named br. f. Supcrba. Second race—Trotting, 3 minute class, purse $400. J. M. Church, of Oregon, named Carrie C. , by Anvil, dam Lacy Morgan. Lee Shaner, San Francisco, named b. g. Murray, by Dan Voorhees, dam Mollie Mack. S. C. Ewing, Salt Lake, named br. s. Dennis Ryan, by Berlin, dam Lady Wash ington. Charles Fickett, of Los Angeles, named D. K. W., by Richmond. Samuel Scott, of Deer Lodge, named br. m. Fantasie by Ranchero, dam Lady Kate. Third race—Running, one mile for a purse of $300. Moorehonse, Blevins & Co., named ch. g. Daniel B. W. H. Babb named b. g. Duffy Winters. W. F. Matlock named b. m. Repetta. In the first race Nevada was favorite,bat the dash was won by Caloma in 2:13]; Ne vada second, Superba third. The three minute trot was a most excit ing contest. Fantasie, the Ranchero colt, sold favorite, bril failed to get either of the first two heats, which were won by D. K. W. Bat on the third the Ranchero blood showed itself, and Fantasie won the next three heats straight in remarkably good time. Following is a summary of the race: D. K. W............................................ 112 2 2 Dennis Ryan;................................... 2 3 3 3 3 Fantasie ........................................... 3 2 111 Carrie C............................................Distanced. Murray..............................................Distanced. Time, 2:32, 2:29%, 2:27%, 2:29, 2:12. In the third race, a mile dash, a great deal of interest centered, for it was to be a trial of speed between Matlock Bros', cele brated mare, Repetta, and Blevins & More house's equally noted flyer, Daniel B. Daffy Winters was also among the starters, bat he was not regarded as in the race Helena men pat ap their money freely on Daniel B., who has hertofore beaten every thing on the Helena track. The horses got away in a good start, Daniel B. taking the lead, which he kept until near the last quarter, when Repetta sported ahead and galloped under the wire winner amidst shoots and cheers from the spectators, Daniel Ü., second. Time, 1:441. Repetta mutuals paid $37.50. An impromptu trotting race, arranged on the track, came off at the close of the regniar programme. It was for Montana bred three-year-olds and was contested by Lady Maxim, by Maxim, and Ilton, by Tempest. Lady Maxim won in two straight heats. Time, 2:49], 2:431. TOWN AND TEBBIT0BY. —The first number of the new chnrch paper, the Montana Methodist , published at Helena, was issued July 25th. —The First Cavalry Band has been re tained by the Fair Association to famish music at the race Lack during the August meeting. — J. D. Whelpley, who for some time has been editorial writer on the Billings Gazette , has accepted a similar position on the Livingston Enterprise. - The contractors for the Methodist chnrch on Broadway have began to tear down the old church this morning to m ake room for the new one. —New Northwest: The shoot between Frank Conley and R. A. Eddy, for the Hight and Fairfield medal, is off—Mr. Eddy forfeiting the medal to Conley. "Dick" hasn't time to shoot for it every thirty days. —Miss Lizzie Scott was the hostess at a birthday party given in her honor last Saturday evening at her home on Benton avenae. A large number of yonng folks were present and the evening was spent in dancing and other enjoyments. -Jake Wallis, manager of the variety theatre at Missoula, skipped the town the other day. Investigation developed that he bad gambled away »boat $1,500 of his employer's funds and thought flight was the best way out of the difficulty. He also left personal debts of $200. —New Northwest : There has been quite a stampede within the past week or two to Indian creek—jast over inside the Jeffer son line on tbe trail from here to Boulder. Mr. John Bolt, who has been the hermit there for years, htÉT company all around around him. Some of the locations made are on strong veins, and we have been shown good mineral bearing rock from there. —Governor Adams, of Colorado, has notified Governor Leslie that there will be deep water convention at Denver August 28 th and asks him to appoint delegates thereto from this Territory. The object is to take steps toward securing a deep water harbor on the coast of Texas. Governor Leslie rightly thinks that Montana is too far away to be interested in the harbors of Texas and will not appoint any dele gates to the Denver convention. If he wonld, it is very doubtful if a man could be fonnd in Montana who would attend. REPUBLIC AIT TERRITORIAL COS VEÏÏTIOS. A Territorial Republican Convention will be held at the City of Helena on Mondas-, Sep tember 17th, 1888, at 12 o'clock noon, for the pur pose of nominating a candidate for Delegate in Congress, and the transaction of such other business as In the judgment of the Convention appertains to the welfare of the. Republican party in Montana. The several counties will he entitled to rep resentation as follows : Counties. No. of Delegates. Beaverhead.........................................................5 Cascade...............................................................4 Custer...................... .............6 Dawson................. •2 Deer Lodge............. Fergus..................... Lewis and Clarke..... ...........14 Meagher.................. Park......................... Silver Bow............... ............4 Total.............. The County Republican Committees of the several counties (exoept Cascade) will proceed to call County Conventions in their respective counties, and elect Delegates and Alternate Del egates to the Territorial Convention as above designated. It is desired'that ample notice of such Con ventions be given. The following rules have been adopted for the government of the Republican Territorial Con ventions in the Territory of Montana: 1.—Delegates and Alternate Delegates shall he elected in the f> ture to Territorial Conventions, and in the event of the failure of a Delegate to attend, the Alternate Delegate shall cast the vote of the Delegate whose alternate he is. 2— In the absence of a Delegate and his Alter nate a majority of the Delegation from that County shall oast the vote of the absentee. 3— In the absence of all the Delegates a id Al ternate Delegates from any County uo vote shall be cast for such county. 4— In the county in which the Territorial Con vention shall he held, when any Delegate and his Alternate Delegate are absent there shall be no vote cast in their behalf. 5— Delegates and Alternat'» must be Republi can residents of the County which they repre sent. By order of the Territorial Republican Com mittee. I. Saliiisgeb, Isaac D. McCbtc meos. Secretary. Chairman. PEB30NAL. — R. K. Leggat, of Butte, is in the city. — J. M. Lindley, of Bozeman, is visiting the Capital. —Hon. Wm. Thompson came over from Butte yesterday. — H. M. Martin, the Boston wool mer chant, is in the city. —Sheriff McNeil, of Boulder, Jefferson county, is in the city. — Dr. J. W. Culbertson, of Indianapolis, is at the Cosmopolitan. — Lient. C. B. Hinton, of the 18th In fantry, is visiting Helena. — J. C. E. Barker came in from White Sulphur Springs Yesterday. —Walter King came in from Diamond yesterday and is at the Cosmopolitan. —Charles Anceney, the Moreland stock man, is registered at the Cosmopolitan. —Judge M. J. Liddell came in from Bozeman yesterday and is at tbe Mer chants. —General Charles S. Warren and Geo. W. Irvine II, of Butte, are at the Cosmo politan. —Alderman Jacob Loeb has returned from a week's visit to White Sulphur Springs. — L. C. Trent, of Salt Lake. Western manager of Fraser & Chalmers, Chicago, is ar the Cosmopolitan. —Capt. John Anderson, of tho 18th In fantry, passed through Helena yesterday en route to Fort Shaw. —John D. Ripley, postmaster at Raders bnrg, and his daughter Miss Doia, are guests at the Cosmopolitan. —John W. Graham, of Minneapolis, is stopping for a day or two in Helena to visit friends. He is on his way west. —Miss Norma Kinna. now visiting her uncle in Butte, will prolong her trip to Salt Lake City and will not retnrn for at least a month. —A. J. Craven retnred this morning from a ten days' trip in the Judith conn try. He traveled by private conveyance from Townsend. — W. H. Skinner, representing the Peters Cartridge Co., and King's Great Western Powder Co., arrived from the East yester day, and will remain in the city several days. —Registered at the International : L. C. Plessis and daughter, Portugal ; C. W. Du raut, New York ; C. C. Curtiss, Minneapo lis ; C. H. Pardee, Lexington, Ky., H. H. Hayward, Boston. —At the Merchants to-day: S. D. Cov kendall, Knoxville, Tenn.; E. Warren Smith and daughter, Salem, Mass.; Ed. Maloney and wife, Elkhorn; John Kings ton, Minneapolis. —Mrs. T. V. Moore and her consin, Mr. Philip Wilson, left this morning for the National Park. They will join Professor Wylie's teachers' excursion and will be ab sent about three weeks. —Prof. E. A. Carleton returned home last night from a three month's trip to Cal ifornia. Mr. Carleton was elected a direc tor in the National Educational Associa tion, which recently met in San Francisco. —J. West Goodwin, editor of the Sedalia Bazoo , W. H. Smith, Rev. A. W. Nesbitt and John Montgomery, prominent citizens of Sedalia, Me., spent yesterday in Helena and resumed their journey westward this morning. —The Butte Inter Mountain notes the presence at the races of Francis Pope, Joseph P. Woolman, Dr. Steele, Mr. Greene, Major Davenport, Wm McComas, George Breck, Col. Johnston and other citi zens of the Capital. —Hon. W. H. Sutherlin, of the Y* r hite Sulphur Springs Husbandman, is makiDg one of his periodical visits to the Capital. Mr. Sntherlin does considerable traveling for his paper and covers a large amonnt of territory in his rambles. — Dr. M. G. Parsons, oculist and aurist, formerly of Carbondale, III., bas located permanently in Helena at 105 Grand street. The doctor has had long and successful practice in his specialty of the eye, ear, nose and throat. See card. The absence of a flag at half mast over the government assay office is dae to no disinclination on the part of Superintend ent Braden. We are informed that he makes no snch demonstrations unless or ders from Washington sanction it. He once closed the office on a holiday and was promptly reprimanded therefor by the authorities at Washington, who informed him that the office was never to be closed, unless by special order, except for National holidays. Since that time Mr. Braden has attempted nothing patriotic. AX. WILSON-HOLLINGSHEAD.—At Sant* Bar bara, Cal., August 1, 1888, John F. Wilson to Sdltn Hollingshead. MAOLAY.— In Helena, August 4, 1888, Annie, daughter of E. G. aud Blanche Maclay, aged 8 months.