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From the Dally Herald of August 2 . MAGUIRE'S BENEFIT. Helena Wishes to Join Butte in Com plimenting the Unfortunate Manager. The enthusiasm of Butte over the pro posed benefit to Manager John Maguire has found a kindred sentiment in the Capital. Like their generous neighbors across the range, Helena's citizens are anxious to testify their appreciation of the efforts of Mr. Maguire, and to that end have wired the popular manager as fol lows : Helena, July 30,1888. To John Maguire , Esq , Butte City,M. T.: Dear Sir:— The undersigned, citizens of Helena, desire to extend to you their sincere sentiments of profound regret at the loss of your beautiful Butte opera house and the irreparable loss of your treasured manuscript and wardrobe and other personal effects. We shall take pleasure in tendering our special support on any benefit occasion that may be ar ranged. C. A. Broadwater, Chas. D. Curtis, A. J. Davidson, A. P. Cnrtin, P. B. Shelby. Schwab Sc Zimmer E. W. Knight, man, I. D. McCutcheon, Henry C. Yeager, Pope & O'Connor, James Sullivan, Martin Maginnis, Thos. O'Brien & Son, Dan Flowerree, A. J. Fisk, Moses Morris, Dr. W. C. Morris, T. P. Fuller, L. H Hershfield, A. L. Stokes, Ben Harris, A. M. Holter, H. M. Pärchen, Babcock Sc Co., Theo. Kleinschmidt, J. S. Dickerson, L. Mollinelli, John Worth, I Marks, E. W. Toole, W F. Sanders, Thos. C. Power, J. C. Carter, Dr. Norcross, Dr. Steele, James Hathaway, W. G. Preuitt, Preston H. Leslie, T. G. Merrill, W. B. Webb, W. L. Greene, Gans Sc Klein, M. A. Meyendorff, Jno. Shober, E. D. Weed, Andrew F. Bur. Thos. Cruse, leigh, B. Platt Carpenter, Wm. Wallace, A. M Thornburgh. And citizens of Helena generally. BLAZE ATTHE BI-METALLIC The Hoisting Works of the Bi-Metallic Company, Near Philipsburg, De stroyed by Fire. A rumor reached Helena yesterday afternoon to the effect that a shalt of the Bi-Metallic mine, near Philipsburg, was on fire and that several miners were shut up in the burning mine. Inquiry by tele phone develops that the repoit in part was true. About 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon the hoisting works of the Bi-Metallic com pany took lire from a bucket of tar that became ignited from a spark from the stove. Water was scarce and, though every possible effort was made, the works were soon destroyed. There were about a hundred men in the mine when the fire broke out, but these were all quickly and safely hoisted out by the cage, the en gineer standing to his post till the last man was brought out, though the fire had already entered the engine room. It was feared at first that the shaft timbering would take fire, but the ventilating shafts were so arranged that it was impossible for the flames to descend. The loss is esti mated at from $15,000 to $40,000, according to the amount of machinery found to be destroyed. Superintendent Risque expects to repair all damages and resume hoisting within sixty days. There was no insurance on the hoisting works, which were among the finest in Montana. Death of Jonas Higgins. [Townsend Tranchant.] Joe a? Higgins died at his home at White Sulphur Springs on Monday, July 30th, at a ripe old age, being upwards of four score years. Mr. Higgins was for a long number of years engaged in merchandising in Dia mond City, and accumulated a competency. He was among the first to settle at the Springs after that place had been made the county seat, and there he acquired title to valuable lands adjoining the platted town and laid out an addition upon which has since been built a goodly por tion of the town. Upon a prominent lot of his addition he built and furnished in first-class shape a four story brick hotel, which is an ornament to the town and a lasting monument to his own enterprise. There remain a wife, two sons and a daughter, and many friends to mourn his death. The daughter is Mrs. Collins, wife of Hon. T. E. Collins, of Cascade county. Emancipation Day. The colored citizens of Helena are to-day celebrating [Emancipation Day with ap propriate festivities. It is not, as some suppose, the anniversary of President Lincoln's emancipation proclamation which occurred in the month of September, but the anniversary of the day when slavery was obliterated in the West Indies by the action of Toussaint L'Ouverture and his brethren. Why the colored people of the United States should celebrate this day instead of the anniversary of Lincoln's proclamation is not apparent; but the fact remains that the 1st of August is observed as a holiday by colored people throughout the Western continent, as the day that saw the first blow struck lor the emancipation of their race l'roin servitude. The day is being celebrated at Kranich's grove by Helena's colored people. The exercise's include some speeches, races, games etc., and a general picnic. To-night the festivities will be brought to a close by a grand ball at the grove. News From Great Falls. I Tribune.] Twenty-five years ago to-morrow Presi dent Lincoln issued his famous émancipa^ tion proclamation. In the eastern cities the 1st of August is always celebrated by the colored population in good style. In the AiniiNinir Comedietta ©I "Fatd Up." Bir Charles Coldstream, a blaze man of fashion, is made to deprecate everything in which every body else Is supposed to take an interest, with the languid remark that "there is really noth ing in it." He even extended this criticism to the crater of Vesuvius, down which he looked but saw "nothing: in it." Much characters are scarcer on this side of the Atlantic than abroad but they exist here notwithstanding:. Such men need a "fillip to nature" to medicinally stimu late their jaded appetite, overcome their lassi tude, and rem w their zest of existence. They and others upon whom the world's enjoyments are Itcginning prematurely to pall, will find Hostetler's Momach Hitters a wholesome and Speedy renewal of vigor and lieaito. Appetite returns, dyspeptic and bilious symptoms disap pear, the nerves grow strong, and the hour of retirement is ui.fraught with apprehension of uneasy repose when this superlative tonic is em ployed. It remedies fever and ague, rheumatism and kiddey troubles. angC 8-lOwU From the Dally Herald of August 3. ENCORE SOIREE. A Brilliant Musical Success—Fine Programme of Operatic and Classical Music. The soiree last night given by the En core Club to their bonory members was one of the most successful yet of the very pleasant entertainments. The hall was filled to its utmost capacity, but the change in the weather made the evening bo cool that no one was uncomfortable. The audience, composed of musical and music loving people, listened to the different numbers with rapt attention and testified their great enjoyment by vigorous and prolonged applause. The selec tions were particularly pleasing ; classical, and operatic music, and lighter melodies beiDg judiciously intermingled. The overture to "Erminie" was received with great enthusiasm and formed a de lightful opening piece. The choruses were beautiful and were sung with a directness of attack and expression that showed earn est study and knowledge of the subjects. Gnonod's "Unfold. Ye Portals" and the Bridal Chorus from "Lohengrin" were par ticularly well rendered: the former with its majestic chords and complete harmo nies was heightened by the fine soprano solo sung by Miss Shiland, giving it just enough ornamentation to relieve its stately style. The bridal march, from Wagner's great opera "Lohengrin," re ceived such applause that the singers might have taken it as au encore, as it is safe to say everybody wanted to hear it again. But the finest piece of the evening, as far as greatness of musical idea is concerned, was the Ballade No. 1, played in such a masterly manner by Mr. Herech feld. It was a delight to the Chopinesque portion of the audience from the opening note, and as it progressed the plaintive singing notes, introducing the pathetic theme, soon made every one realize they were listening to something as rare as it was beautiful. It is a tone poem of exquisite idea and rhy mth and filled with refinements of har mony never heard from the pen of other masters. Mr. Herschfeld's rendition of the Ballade, evinced an easy and graceful technique, a boldness of style in the rush ing fortissimos, and chromatic octaves, as well as an intelligent interpretation of the many requirements of the work. He was heartily encored, responding with the ever popular and sprightly Turkish march from "The Ruins of Athens;" his second selection a Tarantelle of his own composition,played by request, was bright and pleasing, also receiving vigorous applanse. He then played a charming Neapolitan melody, with variations of his own arrangement, a decided favorite here. The tenor solo, by Mr. J. F. Firch, of Butte, was given with effect and clear enunciation, receiving hearty applause and an encore, to which the gentleman respond ed by singing the well known beantifnl balad "Maid of Dundee." The quartette by Miss Shiland, Mrs. Foote and Messrs. Jackson and Eddy was full of melodic sweetness, and being sung without any accompaniment, displayed their voices to better advantage, in tone and expression. It received such a warm appreciation from the audience that they consented to give another selection which was also heartily applaÊded. The Misses Boyer and Miss Bach sang one of Campana's popular trios, "The Mother's Voice," a composition containing those sweet fiowing measures for which Campana is noted ; it was so mnch ad mired that they were recalled, and gave another selection quite different from the first, bnt meeting with the same applanse. Miss Atkinson's solo, "Marguerite," had been anticipated all evening with great pleasure, and as she was in excellent voice proved a delight to all. Her tones were even and pnre, and her sweet voice never sounded to better advantage than in this charming and touching song. It is a recent work of C. A. White, and has met with phenomenal snccess. Miss At kinson was so rapturously applauded that she came back and sang the last verse again. She received a large bouquet of llowers and wore at her throat a cluster of margnerites. She was accompanied by Mr. Nnnvars, the violinist, and Air. Hersch feld at the piano. Altogether the entertainment was a de lightful one. Mnch of its success is due to Mr. Jackson, the present efficient vocal director, whose labors have shown for mnch in the excellent singing of the club, and who kindly loaned his fine new parlor grand piano from Decker Bros., New York, for this special concert. The next soiree will take place September 20th, and will be another mnsical event to look forward to with interest and pleasure. The Lamps Could Not Stand It. A story is going the rounds that is pathetic in its melancholy hnmor. It is related of a young actor, who recently made a very unsuccessful tour through the South. When he was afterwards speaking of his experience in one city, he said : "We were to play three nights there. The first night half the audience got up and went out after the second act. The second night about the same thing happened, only they began to go out earlier. The third night we played to an audience of fonr coal oil lamps, and I'll be hanged if two of those did not go ont after the first act." _^ _ As Private Secretary. Among the east-bound passengers yes terday was Russell B. Harrison, who goes to Indianapolis, where he expects to re main for some time, rendering such assist ance as he can to his father. Gen. Harri son has been overwhelmed with corre spondence and a multitude of affairs during the past few weeks, and the services of his son are invaluable and indispensible now and for several months to come. Rnssell B. has excellent executive ability, and no one in the capacity of private secretary can perform more work or do it better than he. The Order Issued. Governor Leslie, Commander-In-Chief of the National Guard of Montana, has issued general orders No. 7, calling all the Terri torial troops into camp at Helena on the 20th of Augast, to remain in encampment for three days. The snbstance of the order has already appeared in the Herald. It is dated at Helena, Angnst 1st, and signed by the Governor and Adjutant General Turner. They Want the Band. Editor Herald: —Why was not the Cavalry Band included in orders for the militia encampment? It will certainly be a dull encampment without music. The band, we think, should be subject to the call or change its name. Yet. Two Honeymoons. [Missoullan.] Mr. Walker and Mrs. Martin, who were married last week, had been divorced from each other a litt'e over a month. They made something by the separation, as they are now enjoying another honeymoon, which is juat as good as the original. Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria. From the Daily Herald of August 4 . A STRANGE CASE. A Man Writes From Nebraska That he Has the Murderer of George Gerber, While There is a Man in the Penitentiary for the Same Crime. In September, 1887, one George Gerber, of Missonla county, was murdered and his body was found in the river. Shortly after ward Daniel Cavenangh was arrested for the crime and convicted at the last term of court at Missoula, when Judge De Wolfe sentenced him to 18 or 20 years in the pen itentiary. It was then snppased that the true murderer had been convicted and that justice had been satisfied. Yesterday, however. Governor Les lie received a letter from James C. Hensley, dated Osceola, Polk county, Nebraska, Jnly 28th, annonneing that he had caught the murderer of George Gerber, and that the prisoner was in jail at Lincoln, Nebraska. It may well be supposed that the Governor was surprised, knowing as he did that a man convicted of Gerber's murder was already in the Mon tana penitentiary. Cavenaugh was tried and convicted of the crime with due pro cess of law, while now comes a letter from a man in Nebraska saying that he has cap tured the murderer. What to do is the question. If the man in the Nebraska jail is the murderer, Cavenaugh was unjustly convicted; if Cavenangh is the murder, the man in Nebraska is mistaken. The Governor is further embarrassed be cause he has applications from three men of Missonla county demanding the reward of $500 offered for the arrest and convic tion of the murderer. It may be supposed also that Hensley will put in an applica tion for the reward, as be is evidently satisfied he has the right man. From the tone of Hensley's letter it is presumed that he, too, is in custody in Nebraska, for he requests the Governor to write to the officers and tell them that be (Hensley) is "all right." Hensley says he has been following a gang of horse thieves and that one of them is Gerber's murderer. The letter is written in pencil and is full of grammatical errors, showing that the writer is an ignor ant man. He evidently thinks, however, that the governor knows him, for he repeatedly asks that he be recommended as "all right" to the Nebraska officials. The governor knows nothing of him what ever. He is undetermined whether or not he shall answer the letter, and will confer with Judge DeWolfe and the Missoula county officials before taking any further action in the matter. It is certainly a strange case, and the first one of the kind that has ever occurred in Montana. ARMOUR IN HELENA. A Packing and Canning Establish' ment for Montana. A well informed gentleman assures the Herald that the $18,000 property ea'e re ported on Thursday last one and one fourth miles east of the Northern Pacific depot to C. J. Hubbard is intended for a site on which Phil. Armour, the Chicago meat packer, is #o plant one of his estab lishments. Within the past few years Mr. Armour has adopted plans for operating his enormous business in which the econo mies of transportation have been stndied, and branches of his great Chicago packing honse have sprung into existence at Kan sas City, Mo., Lincoln, Neb., Denver, Col., and elsewhere. The purpose now is to start here an extensive cannery and make Helena an important point for the market ing of Montana beef and mutton. On land and water, covering the whole Pacific world, the consomption of Armour's canned meats has grown to immense propoitions, and the present aim is to get as near the source ot meat snpply northwesterly in the track of trade as can be advantageously reached. Figuring, too, in this division of an industry in which a vast amount of capital is invested and many thousands of men are employed, are considerations of safety—the conduct of business operations with the least danger to interruption. It has several times happened that labor diffi culties, where as many as sevea or more thousand operatives have had to be met and treated with, have had their in fluence in deciding Armour to multiply and separate his establishments, instead of continuing them in a group at a single centralized point. These are some of the reasons s'ated to the Herald why Helena has been selected as a local ion for one of a number of packing and canning factories which Armour is credited with projecting for speedy costruction. It is believed the new establishment will be forwarded with all expedition possible, and that the pres ent season will see it in full operation. Bishop Gilbert's Visit, Many Helena friends are warmly greet ing M. N. Gilbert, formerly rector of St. Peter's Episcopal church, now andforsome years Assistant Bishop of the Diocese of Minnesota. Few as earnest, able, elo quent and popular men are found in the pnlpits of the conn'ry as Mr. Gilbert. Helena feels a just pride that from her Christian teachers have been chosen for exalted chnrch stations snch men as Tattle and Gilbert, with the knowledge that dis criminations so fit and wise may warrant ably be extended to inclnde a third on whom similar honors may fall. Mr. Gilbert's visit is one of recreation. He goes west to Missonla to join for some days a fishing excursion, and will contest with Bishop Brewer at trout catching in Western Mon tana streams. A Distinguished Visitor. [Bozeman Chronicle.] Among the important people who have been here within the past fortnight is William Stewart Todd, younger brother of Andrew G. Todd, of this city, who spent one day in Bozeman. Mr. Todd arrived on the fast train at 1:30,started in a carriage with his brother for the Pilgrim mine at 4 o'clock a m., and after looking over the Pilgrim property at Cherry Creek, the brothers returned to Bozeman in the even ing, being entertained with other friends at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Cooper. William S. Todd baj developed remarkable business talents, and is now at the age of twenty-five years, manager of the great banking honse of J. Kennedy, Todd & Co, of William street, New York. The honse was at the head of the syndicate composed of J. Kennedy, Todd & Co., Brown Bros. & Co., and other New York and European banking houses, who floated the Manitoba and Montana Central bonds, and this yonng member has been sent by his honse to look o' er the Manitoba and Montana Central lines. Having completed his work he came to Bozeman to visit his brother. The yonng financier was charmed with the Gallatin valley, and declared that the view from the heights near Bozeman was the grandest he had ever witnessed. This was his first visit west and he was aitonnded at the vast and varied resources of this great territory. He predicts more rapid development in the fature, and says that the great capitalists are beginning to look westward for investments, having every confidence in its solidity. R. ENCAMPMENT Circular of Information For Comrades Intending to Visit Columbus. Department Commander Sanders bas issued the following circular (No. 2) nnder date of Helena, Jnly 30th: The following is published for the infor mation of comrades in this department who expect to attend the forthcoming en campment of the Grand Army of the Re public. 1st. The National Encampment will meet at Columbus, Ohio, Wednesday, Sep tember 12th, 1888. 2d. The grand parade will take plaea on September 11th, 1888, and all comrades in attendance are requested to report on the morning of that day equipped for the parade. 3d. Montana Headquarters at Colum bus will be established in the State Capitol bnilding, and comrades from this depart ment are requested to call and register their names upon arrival. 4th. The Commander-in-Chief, having extended an invitation to the delegates and comrades from Montana to join him at Minneapolis and form a part of his escort to Coiambus, and his invitation having been accepted, comrades are advised that the Commander-in-Chief will leave Minneapo lis Saturday evening, September 8th, over the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Rail road, to Chicago. Thence by the way of the Pan Handle road to Columbus. Ample arrangements will be made to accommo date tue delegation from this department. 5tb. The Montana delegation will leave Helena Wednesday evening, September 5th, via the Northern Pacific railroad, and it is hoped that all comrades will arrange to go at that time. 6th. From the best information obtain able at this time the following will be the rate to Columbus and return : From Montana points to St. Paul and return, one fare for the round trip, tickets limited to September 22d. From St. Paul to Columbus and return, $14.30, tickets limited to September 19, 1888. 7th. Saturday, September 8th, 1888, has been designated by the "Minneapolis In dustrial Exposition" as "Soldier's Day," and a special invitation has been extended by the Department of Minnesota to the comrades Irom Montana to attend on that day to which the G. A. R. badge will be a full passport. The time designated in this circular for leaving Helena will give ample time to visit the Exposition, and it is hoped that the comrades of this Depart ment will avail themselves of this oppor tunity to extend greeting to our comrades oi the Department of Minnesota. By command of Junius G. Sanders, Department Commander. John Moffit, Asst. Adjutant General. Territorial Humor. New Idea : The Ben Harrison and Levi P. Moi ton campaign hats have arrived in Corvallis and are being worn by a good many Republicans. All the hats lack of beiDg Democratic daisies is about two yards of midnight crap»e. Argus : Sand flies have taken possession of Chicago. Business near the lake was suspended lor a short time last week ; flies cover the sidewalk ankle deep. Chicago is doubly affiicted, as there are flies on her base ball clnb just at present. New Idea: Editors are the kindest heaited men in the world. A subscriber to a certain Dakota paper died a few days ago, leaving fourteen years' subscription unpaid. The editor appeared at the grave when the lid was being screwed down lor the la?t time and put into the coffin a palm leaf fan, a thermometer and a recipe for making artificial ice. Chronicle: We have it from unques tionable authority that the total eclipse of the moon on Sunday was not caused by the defeat of the Bozeman ball club at Helena. It was a very appropriate time tor fair Lnna to hide her face just the same. River rress: Yesterday afternoon as the east-bonnd passenger train backed up to the platform at Great Falls, preparatory to moving out, the wind was blowing at a fearful rate. Mr. Paris Gibson was one of the passengers in the act of boarding the sleeper for St. Paul, when one of the town folk remarked: "Mr. Gibson, how do you do? It is rather windy to-day." "Yes," he replied,"we never do anything here by halves; when it is quiet it is quiet, and when we blow we blow with all our might." _________ James G. and Frankie. [Benton Press.] In the foothills on the south side of the mountains lesides Alex. Ynle, a clever, prosperous farmer and stockman, and his family. Alex, is a strong Republican, and such an enthusiastic Blaine man that four years ago, upon the Birth of a son, he named him James G. Blaine, in honor of the Maine statesman. Mrs. Yule is a true blue Democrat, and told him that her time would come after a while, and snre enough, it did. Their next was a beantiful little girl, who made her appear ance in the family about the time of Cleve land's marriage, and she named it in honor of her side of tue honse—Frankie Folsom Cleveland. Both seem to be very appro priate as well as distinguished titles,as the boy is a very intelligent yonng fel'ow and the little girl a perfect beauty. ftoothes Mn<i Heals. SANTA ABIS soothes and heals the mem branes of the throat and lungs, when poisoned and inflamed by disease. It prevents night sweats and tightness across the chest, cures coughs, croup, asthma, colds, bronchitis, pneu monia, whooping-cough, and all other throat and lung troubles. No other medicine is so suc cessful in curing nasal catarrh as CALIFORNIA CAT-R-CURE. The enormous and increasing demand for these standard California remedies confirm their merits. Sold and absolutely guar an teed by H. M. Pärchen <fc Co., at tl a package. Three for 82 50._ Free of Charge. The Montana Central Railway company will take pleasure in forwarding, free of charge from all points on its line, to St. Panl, all specimens of products of Montana, mineral and agricultural, for exhibition at the State fair to be held in St. Panl, on Angnst 22ad, 1838, and will canse same to be returned free of charge to the owner if so desired. It is the earnest desire of the company to aid in this way the development of the resources of the Territory. Parties having specimens that they will enter for this purpose will confer a favor by sending the same to the different sta tions of the Montana Central, notifying P. P. Shelby, General Manager. Indians to be Exterminated. Tucson, Arizona, August 2.—About sun down last night a band of ambnshed In dians fired into a tent of soldiers and the store of the sab-agency between Fort Thomas and San Carlos. Abont twenty shots were fired. A party of soldiers ar rived at Fort Thomas abont 2:30 this morning and gave the alarm. Troops at once started in pursuit, bnt nothing has been heard from them. Gen. Miles will endeavor to commnnicato with the rene gades and indnee them to return to the agency. It is thought the Indians have gone sonth. The troops in the field bave been notified to exterminate them. TOWN AND TEBKIT0BY. —Over $2,500 worth of tickets for the Magnire benefit have been sold already in Batte. The "blow out" will be a big one and no mistake. —Butte City has voted $80,000 bonds for municipal improvements. For sewers $55,000, for street grades $15,000 and for improving City Hail $10,000. —All who may desire board in the Woman's Home when opened, about Octo ber 1st, please communicate with Mrs. Delia Kellogg, secretary, Benton avenue, near Clark street. —It is announced that C. B. Nolan and John Bean are soon to form a partnership in law, conveyancing and stenographic work. Both gentlemen are attorneys at law and conrt stenographers, —Professor Leroy, the tight rope walker who was in Helena last week, is to walk across the Missouri River at Benton on the first of September, nsing a steel cable stretched from towers 75 leet high. —The Bozman municipality has annulled the water franchise granted to George F. Woolston and conferred such privileges on Walter Cooper and some eastern associates who are soon to build water works for the town. —Ella GnnnoD, daughter of the station agent at Pnckiy Pear Junction, was ex amined for lunacy before Judge Clements yesterday. She was adjadged insane by the jury and the Jndge ordered her com mitted to the Warm Springs asylum. —Gas Hisse has filed a suit in the dis trict court, through his attorneys, Bean, Turner Sc Burleigh, against Lareon, Keefe Sc Co., claiming damages to the amount of $10,700 for injuries received by him while working in the Wickes tunnel on the Mon tana Central. —The Manitoba and Montana Central railways will send out excursions from St. Paul August 21st, September 11th and 21st and October 9th and 23d to Helena and Butte. These are special excursions to bring people ont to see the country, and the fare lor the round trip will be only $25. —The handsome brick block of Robert J. Lucas on north Rodney street, betwesn Brockenridge and Fifth avenue, is now complelei and will soon be occupied. It is a credit to the locality, as well as a llat tering reflection upon the industry of Mr. Lucas, who is one of Helena's prominent colored citizens. —Inter Mountain : Last night William E. Pettes sold fifty of the Magnire benefit tickets to P. P. Shelby, of the Montana Central. Mr. Shelby requested Mr. Pettes to hand the tickets to Mrs. Thornton and Mrs. Dixon as a gift to the inmates of the orphans' home so that they msy be able to gj to the b g benefit-jubilee. —Inter Mountain : The most generous contribution yet made towards putting John Maguire on his feet again is the pre sentation by Marcus Daly of his interest in the opera house, a valuable gift when one considers Mr. Daly's large holding in the same, and that the lot and insurance consiitute more than one-half the value of the whole. —The Helena Base Ball Association have advices that the Eas'ern League club of Salt Lake will start lor the Coast on the 13th inst. The telegram also says that they would like to visit Helena and play three games with the Maioons. It is thought arrangements will be made to bring about these games, as Helena is anxious to try the mettle of the Salt Lakers. —New Norik-West : Last Satniday a traveler passing the ranch of C. A. Oleson and W. H. Bargees, just this side of Mul lan station, told them he saw a bolt of lightning strike upon a hillside to the south, and that he thought he saw a sheep herder there fall. They thought it worth while to go and investigate anyhow, and sure enough found Francis Muir lying there dead. —Northern Pacific improvements at Helena, now in progress, inclnde the establishment of a telegraphic iepeating station. Formerly the repeating stations were at BilliDgs and Heron. Now these are to be abandoned and all repeating work done at Helena. A new wire is be ing strung from $t. Paul to afford necessary facilities and the new office will be pro vided with a quadruplex instrument. The corps of operatives will be increased to 15 or 20 men. —Benton Press: We are pleased to leant that Mr. John J. Davis has been re appointed to his old position of superinten dent of the Montana Stage Company's lines. Mr. Davis was there oDce and had the line in first-class shape He would feed horses and keep things in shape, which required the spending of money. He was relieved, and the company tried the plan of run ning the line on grass and the memory of what a good line it used to be. This apparently did not work, and we are glad to see that the company appreciates the fact, and that Mr. Davis is again in charge. —Missoulian : Missonla county now supplies abont all the Montana market with tomber. At present immense ship ments are beiDg made to the Great Falls smelting works, the Helena s.nelting works and the city itself, the Granite Mountain and Bi-Metallic works, the Ana conda works and mine ; and practically all of Butte and every large consumer in the Territory is supplied by Missoula county. The amoant shipped ont of the county does not fall much below 2,000,000 feet per week. Hundreds of men find lucrative employment in the tomber camps and mills. —Governor Leslie is considering the ap plication for pardon of E J. Lilly, now serving out a three years' term in the pen itentiary at Deer Lodge for horse stealing, having been sentenced in November, 1886. Lilly, it will be remembered, was mixed np in the stealing of Charles Lehman's horse with Charley Jurgens, or Briggs, as he is generally known. Briggs was acquit ted on the trial bnt Lilly was convicted. Lilly now claims that he wss only the tool of Briggs in the matter and sold the horse without knowing it had been stolen. Snch was Lilly's defense at the trial, but he coaid not prove it. He has now submitted the case to the governor with a request for pardon. The probability is he will be al lowed to remain in the penitentiary. Pioneers' Meeting. We have a Pioneers' Association in Mon tana and bave began to h tve a series of annnal meetings daring fair week, which have attracted the attendance of many and have proved very interesting to all partic ipants. We certainly hope the matter will received the proper attention of the officers and the committee on arrange ments so that by some means it may be known how many will be in attendance, and the membership fee paid so that the means will be provided for the committee to provide ample accommodations that all can be banqaetted. Unless the secretary will be back in time, it would be well for the president to appoint a secretary pro tern., and have invitations issued and sent to all members with a request to answer and sig nify whether or not they can attend. Hon, Frank Woody, of Missonla, is president and James U. Sanders, Esq., is secretary. Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria^ ROYAL powdIS at HKIH 0 POWDER Absolutely Pure. This powder never varies. A marvel of purity, strength and wholesomeness. More economical than the ordinary kinds, and cannot be sold In competition with the multitude of tow test, short wniirht alum or phosphate powders. Sold only in coni:. Koval IlSro Powder Co., 106 Wall street. New York. _ PERSONAL. -S. D. Mason, of St. Paul, is at the Merchants. — O. W. Zane, of Salt Lake, is at the Interrational. —B. A. Cleveland and wife, of Daven port, Iowa, are regiit .'red at the Merchants. —Miss Gillin, of Toionto, is in the city visiting her sister, Mrs. Walter Matheson. —Prof. Wm. Windsor and wife, of San Francisco, aie registered at the Merchants. — Dr. C. G. BrowD, formerly of Helena, returned yes'erday niter an absence ot two jeurs in the East. —John H. Hibbaid and family left to day lor a six month's sijourn in the Flat head lake country. —Wm Gibbs has resigned his position as manager and treasurer of the W. G. Bailey Jewelry Company. —Mrs. J. D. Thompson and Mis. Tay man have returned lioin a pleasant sojourn at Alhambra Springs. —Misses Carrie and Edith Lehman and Antoinette and Emma Grobitz aie visiting friends at Butte for a few days. — M. J. Peck and R. J. Edwards, promi nesa men ot Oshkosh, Wis., arrived in Helena this rnorimg via the Northern Pacific. —Col. Hundley, after a couple of months visit in the East, mostly in Chicago, has returned home accompanied by Mrs. Handley. Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Flowers, of Moie land, and Mr. and Mrs. J. J. HogaD,ot Liv ingston, are among to day's arrivals at the Merchants. —Mrs. E. E. Bangs, of Crookston, Minn., and Miss Gorman, of St. Louis, were among the Eastern arrivals at the Mer chants yesterday. Miss E. L. Knowles has resigned her position as a teacher in tne public school of this city, to continue her law studies in the office of J. W. Kinsley. — M. P. BentoD, formerly tiaveling pas seoger agent of the Chicago, St. Paul & Kausas City railroad, has accepted a simi lar position on the Montana Central, with headquarters at Helena. —Gen. Greene's children staited lor Flat head lake this morning, nnder the escort of Mr. and Mrs. Hibbard, to spend the sum mer on their father's ranch. The General will join them later in the month. —Charles L Saundeis, son of ex-Senator Alvin Saunders, of Nebraska, arrived from Omaha to-day. Mr. Saundeis wat a resi dent of Helena for a few years and has hosts of friends in this city, who are glad to welcome his visit. Roheit Smith, Jr., and W\ Montgomery, of Philadelphia, are in the city, after a tour of the National Park. Tne yoiiDg gentlemen intend to stop in Helena for a couple of days, after which they return east by way of the Union Pacific. —Louis de Lestiy, who for the past year has held a roving commission, en gaged in most part in writing up the Northwest lor the Minneapolis Tribune , arrived this morning from Spokane Falls. We hear the gentleman mentioned in con nection with a reportorial position on the Independent ander the management of Mr. Dickerson. Wa-ihirg on Territory people speak very highly of the newspaper abili ties of Mr. de Lestry. Old pill boxes are spread over the lind by the thousands a!t-r having been emptied by sufferirg humanity. W T hat a mass of sickening, disgusting medicine the poor stomach has to contend with. Too much strong medicine. Prickly Ash Bitters is rapidly and surely taking the place of all this class of drugs, and in curing all the ills arising from a disordered condition of the liver, kidneys, stomach and bowels. Cattle Sale. I Benton Pres". J A deal was made yesterday afternoon by which Mr. John J. Kennedy sold his entire interest in the cattle herds of Ken nedy Sc Kelly to bis partner, Mr. Ed. Kelly. By this deal Mr. Kelly becomes sole owner of the following brands : MS, EK-S and JD. We are not advised what the figures were. Mr. Kennedy, after the deal, then purchased eighty heal of beef steers from Mr. Kelly. We did not learn the price paid. BITTER S CURES AU. DISEASES 01 LIVER' KIDNEYS] STOMACH AND BOWELS IJRIDWJGEKtS jpRlCElDOUAR IT ISAPUBEOrVEfiETABLE PREPARATION SOüf SENNA-MANDRAKE-BUCHU WO OTHER CIUJALUrEFFICIENT REMEDIES It haa stood the Test of Years, jn Curing all Diseases of the BLOOD, LIVES, STOM ACH, KIDNEYS,BOW ELS, &C. It Purifies the Blood, Invigorates and Cleanses the System. DYSPEPSIA, CONSTI PATION, JAUNDICE, SICKHEADACHE,BIL IOUS COMPLAINTS,&c disappear at once nnder I its be neficial infl uence. Ifis purely a Medicine as its cathartic proper ties forbids its nse as a beverage. It is pleas ant to the taste, and as easily taken by child ren as adnlte, PRICKLY ASH BITTERS C7 Sole Proprietors, St.Louis und Kansas Cm THE NINETEENTH EXHIBITION OF THE Montana Agricultural, Mineral and Mechanical Association OPENS AT HELENA AUGUST SOtli Continues Six Days. A Liberal Premium List hds been arranged and the directors cordially in vite the co-operation of the public and t ust thnt exhibitors will make displa] s in the various de partments creditable alike to fbenuelves, the Association and to Montana. In Class 1—Horses. C. I). Hard, su perintendent, $987 are offered in premiums. Ir. Gass 2—Cattle, Sheep and Hogf, T. C. Power, superintendent, $1, 077 are offered in premiums. In Class 3—Poultry, Francis Pope, superintendent, $115 arc offered in premiums. In Gass 4—Grain and Vegetables, W. B Hundley, superintendent, $296.50 are offered in premium^. In Class 5—Mechanical Arts, Wm. Mutli, superintendent, no money premiums are offered,«hut di plomas will be awarded to ar ticles of merit. In Gass 6—Minerals, L. H. Herrii field, superintendent, $88 are of fered in premiums. In Class 7—Ladies Department, W. A. Chessman, superintendent, $025.50 are offered in premiums, In Gass S —Home Department, B. II. Tatem, superintendent, $224 are offered in premiums. —o— Entries. Entries may be made at the Secretary's office in Helena during the week preceding the F'air, and at the office on the Fair grounds on Monday of Fair week. Application for entry must be made in writing; thishe'ps to avoid errors and mistakes; it will suffice if you give the numlier only of the premium for which you desire to compete. No entries will be received after Monday, nor will any article or animal coming in after Mon day Ire eligible to compete for promiums, Cut Flowers and Bread alone excepted ; these arti cles must be in their places by Wednesday noon, (and noon means 12 M.) All entries must be made on Monday, and not on Tuesday, as for merly. It is not necessary that articles to be exhibited should be on the ground, or even in Helena, at the time of entering them, and exhibitors will confer a great favor upon the officers of the As soeiat'on if they will make their entries by mail, or at the Secretary's office in Helena during the week preceding the Fair. Blanls for entries will be furnished by the Secretary. Entries must in all cases be made on the Sec retary's books and entry tickets procured before articles or animals will be entitled to a place within the enclosure ; and no article or animal will be allowed to leave the place assigned It until the close of the Fair. No entry fee will be charged on animals or articles entered for exhi bition. but exhibitors muH pay the regular ad mission to the grounds. Notice to Exhibitors. Contrary to the rules of previous years, the Directors have decided that the names of exhibi tors may be placed on the cards »Ltac htd to the articles or animals on exhibition, as to do other wise is not complimentary to committees and deprives exhibitors of one of the main features o! these exhibitions, viz., advertising. Floral Hall. Floral Hall will be opened on Saturday, Au gust the 18th, for the reception of articles for ex hibition. Space should be secured previous to this date from the Superintendent. Excursion Rates. The Directors are able to announce, through tin courtesy of the different railroad officials, lliat Exounion Tickets will be Issued from ail points in Montana during Fair week at ONE FARE FOR THE ROUND TRIP. Articles or Animals Brought to Helena by rail and exhibited at the Fair, will be returned to O er destination free of charge, on obtaining certificate from the gecre tary to this offeot, —o — Races Every Day of tlie fair, The speed programme has been prepared with care and liberality, and the contests promise to be the most interesting of any ever witnessed on the Track. —o— Trolling Entries Close August 41k Write to the Secretary for Premium List, blanks or other information. A. J. DAVIDSON, President. FRANCIS POPS, Secretary.