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from the Dallv Herald of December 10. another fire. Three Saloons «Destroyed at Great Falls. Great Falls, December 10.— [Special to the Herald.]— Another fire broke out in the saloon on the corner of Third street and First avenue south, at 0 o'clock this morning. Three saloons were destroyed— Kennedy & Widekopp's, occupied by But ler & Benson ; Al. Milhern's, of Helena, occupied by Higby, and Jerry Qnesnille'a, occupied by William Getze. The first was insured for $700, the second for $1,000 and •.be third for $1,000, all in Phil. Gibson's agency. Loss about $4,000. There was no wind, and the fire was controlled. There were several fights and arrests alter the fire. A Loved One Gone. Saturday afternoon were laid to rest in the Helena cemetery the remains of little PeVee Molinelli, an infant of nine months whose tenure of mortal life was cut short at this early age by congestion of the brain, which took away the little fellow .tfter an illness of only two days. The de parted was the first and only child of Mr. and Mrs. L. Molinelli, of Helena, and was the pride and darling of its parents. Even in its short life, who but those similarly aîilicted can tell the depth of affection which such a tender being inspired? It was the joy of father and mother, who anticipated a bright career for the little one whom Prov idence had given them to cherish and rear. But the same Power decreed an early -eparation f»om mortal ties, and the beloved child was taken away before it came to know and converse with its idol izing parents. It was a sad blow to them, and the sympathy of a host of friends goes out to both in their hour ol bereavement. The funeral was held from the residence in north Helena, the ceremonies being con ducted by Rev. F. T. Webb. The pall bearers were chcsen from the father's pro fession and were E. O. Railsback, H. Rosen wig, David Marks and J. B. Walker. Died From His Injuries, Mels Sorenson, of Timberline, who was brought to Helena last Thursday, died at the Sisters Hospital this morning at 8 o'clock from injuries received near Living ston about a week ago. He was working for the Northern Pacific on a bridge gang and was on a high trestle when he saw a train coming. He had no time to get out of the way and to escape being run over leaped from the bridge.striking the ground twenty feet below. His head, shoulders, and arms were badly hurt and he was first taken to Livingston and then to Helena for medical treatment. One of bis arms was amputated last night, but his other wounds were so serious that he died from the etfects to day. His brother is here making arrangements for the funeral, which will probably be held to-morrow. The latter says that another man was with Sorenson on the trestle at the time and es caped by swinging through the timbers and hanging onto one ot the ties by his hands until the train passed. Injured by a Blast. at James Mnrray, a man employed Sweeney'» »tone quarry 'near the city, severely injured this morning by the premature explosion of a blast. Particles of rock were blown into his face, lacerat ing it terribiy, and his hands were also mangled at the same time. Despite his ap pearance, which suggested that he had been almost killed, his physician says his injuries are not serious. His eyes are af fected but the Doctor thinks he will not lose his sight. The man was taken to the Sisters' Hospital for treatment. Law's Successor. A circular jnst received from Northern Pacific headquarters in St. Panl and sign ed by President Thos. F. Oakes announces the appointment ol N. D. Root as Assist ant General Manager of the road for the middle grand division, vice Rob ert Law resigned. The appoint ment takes effect to-day. Mr. Root arrived in the city Saturday, accompanied by Superintendent Ainsley, and took charge of affairs to-day, his headquarters being at Helena. Mr. Law's future move ments are unknown. It is said Mr. Root will have the local passenger trains, Nos. 3 and 4, lately discontinued, pnt on again at an early date. The County Debt. W.JE. Frederick, clerk and recorder, to day submitted his annual statement to the Board of County Commissioners. The net indebtedness of the county on the first of December was $157,810 99. Bonds were redeemed daring the year to the amount of $90,000, leaving the coart house bonds the only ones now outstanding. The interest on bonds paid to Dec. 1st was $12,927.50. Warrants were issued during the year to the amount of $100,825.39. ^Balance in the treasury Dec. 1st, to the credit of all funds excepting the school fund which is not in cluded, was $38,378.74. Gross indebtedness $19o,189.73. The Biter Bitten. The trial of the colored man Johnson, on Saturday, resulted in his acquittal on the grounds of self-defense. The case took an unexpected turn by warrants being issued for the arrest of the Bandy Brothers, who were prosecuting witnesses. They will now have to answer to a like charge, the testimony having developed that they were the agressors in the trouble. District Court. The jury in the case of the Montana Central Railroad vs. Mary B. Child et al., returned a verdict this morning in favor ot the defendants, placing the damages at $2,50(1. This case was appealed from the decision ot the right of way appraisers who allowed only $400 damages. To-day the case of Hirsch vs. Jurgens & Price is on trial. Sons of Veterans. The anuual election of officers of U. S. Brant Camp, No. 1, S. O. V., occurred at their hall in the court house Saturday evening with the following result: Captain—A. E. Veazie. First Lieutenant— E. P. Bntler. Second Lieutenant— H. Sommera. Camp Council—Geo. W. Gibbs, Z. T. Burton, J. R. Miller. Delegate to Division Encampment—J. C. Sanders. Alternate—W. Votaw. The harsh, drastic purgatives, once leeaied so indispensable, have given place to milder and more skilful prepared lax atives; hence the great and growing de mand for JAyer's Pills. Physicans every '' here recommend them for costiveness, in digestion and liver complaints. et ate No C. A. Loss was rigs, the out no in It it F.-om the Dally Herald of Decsmber 11. AT HIS OLD TRICKS. Colonel Lloyd, Alias Charles Mason, Alias Boston Charlie, Alias Charles Marion—A Man of Many Names. 8 a ^ political agitation run at its height during the last campaign there ar rived in the city of Butte a portly indi vidual, with fine features and hair tinged slightly gray. He appeared to be an active man of aboat 47 years of age, and soon made the acquaintance of the men about town and sporting fraternity. He was known in that city as Colonel Lloyd, and paid several visits to Helena. While here he was recognized through means of pho tographs as one of the most noted crooks of the country, and recently mention was made in the papers of his character and antecedents. But several gentlemen ol this city discredited the story until now, when the man's real personification ap pears through his own actions. The Butte City Council recently look np the question of snre-thing games and re quested the keeper of one of these institu turns to appear before them and to answer charges preferred against him. Daring the pending examination there appeared a bright-looking Norwegian who*told a sor rowful tale ol how he had been swindled out of every dollar he possessed by a man calling himself Col. Lloyd. The stranger had come from Salt Lake and had a certifi cate of deposit of $1,300, and also a check of $186 on his person. He had met the Colonel at a saloon on Broadway and he had induced him to go and try his luck. Before he could recover himself he had lost the amount of his check and was induced, under promise of regaining his lost money, to sign over the certificate of deposit. After doing so he was left a poorer but a wiser man and went before the Grand Jury to enter a complaint. That honorable body ignored his statements and so he went before the City Council, which nnfortnnately had no power so act. These facts becoming public a Herald reporter investigated the Colonel's past history for the benefit of the public with the following result: Inspector Byrnes' gallery of noted crim inals, No. ninety-two, discloses a good like ness of the Colonel. He has gone under many names and travelled over the entire country. On December 20, 1887, he was sentenced to four year's imprisonment at New York, for swindling an Irishman out ot $1,130. He is also credited with having served five years in Joliet Prison, 111. He has worked as partner with some well known crooks, such as Jimmy Wilson, Thang Campbell, Jack Straus and others shafts in the confidence business and at times in sneak thievery. The public would do well to avoid placing confidence in him, as he will employ his liberty but too well for crooked work. The Colonel has dark brown hair, tinged gray, reddish mustache, about 47 years old and weighs abont 200 pounds. His features are îegu lar and his appearance is quite genteel. Y. M. C. A. At a meeting of the Young Men's Chris tian Association, held last evening, Presi dent Sharpe reported that the association had been compelled by circumstances to dismiss the secretary and superintendent of the gymnasium; that at present there was a debt of $125 that must be immedi ately provided for. A committee was ap pointed for this purpose, but some one pro posed to take subscriptions on the spot, and in a short time $150 was pledged. This cleared the association of present embar rassment, leaving, however, an indebted ness of some $600 dne in six months. The association resolved to commit the direction of the gymnasium to its own members, who, by a committee on their part, acting in connection with the regu lar gymnasium committees, will see that this feature of the work is continued. The young men are rallying and this depart ment proves to be more of a success than it has been before. A number of interest ing addresses were made, and Rev. A. D Raleigh then offered the following resolu tion : ' That it is the sense of this meeting that the work of the association, both in its religious, reading-room and gymnastic features, shall he maintained in the com ing year as in the past one, and we pledge toward this end our earnest and enthusi astic efforts." It was unanimously adopted. Racing Events for 1889. The secretaries of the Montana Racing associations had a meeting in Batte Satur day evening last. Francis Pope, of Helena, E. W. Wynne, of Butte, and W. M. Thorn ton, of Anaconda, were present, the latter being authorized to act for Secretary Mc Master, of the Deer Lodge association, who was prevented being in attendance. The following dates were agreed upon for next season's races : Deer Lodge—Aug. 7, 8 and 9. Anaconda—Aog. 12 to 17 inclusive. Butte—Aug. 19 to 24 inclusive. Helena—Aug. 26 to 31 inclusive. Cases in Court. 4360—Davis vs. Davis; time extended to Jannary 11. 4178—Mnth vs. Farris; continued for term by agreement. 4448—Ida Verley vs. Louis Verley; de fault entered. 4218—Ellen Hersh vs. Jurgens & Price et al. Jnry out. 4208—Montana Central Railway vs. Mary B. Child et al.; jury trial and separ ate appeal of Sarah W. Redding on trial. Election of Officers. The Harmonias Gesang Verein yesterday held its annual election of officers and the following were chosen : President—Chas. Fleischer. Vice President—F. Kuphal. Treasurer—Jacob Loeb. Secretary—Louis Hillebrecht. Assistant Secretary—F. Schulten. Trustee— Chas. Bank. Janiter—John Hahl. The society is on a prosperous basis. Election and Installation of Officers. At a regular meeting of Helena Council No 9 R and S. M., held on the evening of December 10th, 1888, the following office« were elected and installed : T. I. M., W. E. Frederick ; D. I. M., Wm. McClatchey ; P. C. W., W. D. Smith ; Txeas.. T. H. Klein schmidt; Recorder, Geo. Booker; C. of G., A. Weisenhorn ; C. of C, H. H. Guthrie, Steward, M. Re inig; Sentinel, J. C . Major. Fire Losses. A fire at Billings, Sunday morning, de stroyed the residence of E. A. Scheffler. Loss $3,500 ; insurance $2,000. At Butte, yesterday, a livery building was burned, together with several runner rigs, some hay, etc. Loss abont $1,500. District Court. The inry in the case of the Montana Central railway vs. Mary B. Chfid et^ have gone to Alhambra'Springs to> view the property of Sarah Redding, which iowKlvJd in the case. Court adjourned pend ing their return. rom tiie Dally Herald of Decem'«er 12. IS IT SETTLEED? The Water Question Disposed Of The City Council met last night, pur suant to adjournment, and after a lone and lively debate came to an understanding on the water question. Present—Mayor Faller in the chair; Aldermen Lissner, Loeb, Harrison, Klein Donnelly, Morris, Adkineon and Kirken dall. Mr. Harrison still adhered to his former policy of dividing the contracts among the different companies and in this manner protect the city more fully. He wished the city to be divided into districts. He didn't believe in placing the city in the hands of any one man or company. Mr. Loeb stated that Woolston was en titled to 100 hydrans but not to $100 per hydrant. After a general discussion Mr. Loeb moved that the bid of the Helena Water Company for fifty hydrants,more or less, be accepted. Seven aldermen voted in the affirmative and Mr. Adkinson in the nega tive, therefore according to the rales the motion was lost. Mr. Adkinson was then appealed to for a change of his vote and finally consented to do so. The motion was then declared adopted. A committee of three to locate the hy drants was then appointed, consisting of Messrs. Harrison, Klein and Kirkendall. The fire marshal was instrncted to take water from wherever he could get it, should necessity demand it. The following minor business was then transacted. Permission was granted for the erection of a toboggan slide on Davis, between Broadway and Hillsdale.| An electric light was ordered to be placed on Benton are , between Clark and Ming streets. Claim of J. L. Sullivan, for damages for injuries received on Main street, comprom ise refused and claimant left to his legal remedy. THE TOURNAMLNT OF SONG. The Musical Event of the Season. The initial performance of this novel entertainment by a fall complement of Helena's ablest amateur musicians brought oat a large and fashionable audience. Con sidering all circumstances the result is more than gratifying to the performers and public alike, and much credit is due Mr. Wallace, the conductor of the enterprise. The programme may be divided into three parts, representing: first, Europe; second America, a hundred years ago; third, Amer ica, the present time. The most pleasing number in part one was the drill of the German soldiers and the chorus from Tannhauser. Both won liberal applause. Mrs. L. S. Willson sustained her reputa tion as a singer. Her rendition of Verdi's difficult aria. "Tacea la Notte Placida," showed remarkable aptness. The second part introduced an old fashioned Paring Bee of the time of George Washington, and the mnsical numbers were all of a cL tracter apt to bring back to memory the days of "Auld Lang Syne." The costumes were strikingly appropriate to the characters taken. The old camp meeting hymn elicited much merriment and hearty applause. Part third introduced a quartette of Ital ian beggars, in time of a Roman carnival. It was well received, but should have found place in the first part of the pro gramme. This was followed by a musical seclection of patriotic airs and prepared the audience to the finishing numbers, America of to-day. Miss Boyer, representing Columbia, looked a perfect picture of the innocent, sweet American girl of the day. Mr. Curtis personified the old plantation darkey in good style, and Mr. Simpson's Scotch song was rendered with such per fect ease that an encore was demanded. Mrs. Hersey sustained her previons record as a singer, while Mr. Hamblin carried out the part of Herald with credit. A Card From George Alderson. The following from the editor of the Bozeman Register is printed by request: "Don't disown your kith and kin," says the Bozeman Register, the prohibition paper whose party is responsible for Gallatin county going Democratic. Who's disowned his kith and kin ? If anybody has done it, thou art the man, for you were once a Republican, and now have been instru mental in the home defeat of that party.— Helena Record, Dec. 2 : Aside from the bad grammer contained in the above paragraph, there breathes through it a malicious and malevolent spirit. There has been nothing in the Register which would justify such com ment. We challenge the Record to pro duce a single scintilla of evidence that the Register is, or ever was, in favor of the Prohibition party. On the other hand it was the most outspoken journal in the Territory against the policy ot that party daring the campaign. When the Republican organ of Gallatin county failed to show, by sound argament and invincible logic, that the Prohibition party was engaged in bad business in op posing the Republican party, the Register came to the front, and it is owing to the effective work which it did in the cam paign that the Republicans made as good a showing as they did. When the Record feels an irresistible impulse to indulge in slander and falsehood, let it publish a false hood having at least some semblance of truthfulness. George Alderson. Death of Mrs. Schmidt. In a ramshakle shanty, on the upper end of Water street, an old widow by the name of Charlotte Schmidt has been living for some years. The appearance of the place and the woman's general habits led the neighbors to the belief that she was in ex tremely poor circumstances. About 10 o'clock last night Officer LaRue was noti fied that Mrs. Schmidt had died and he went to the place to examine and take charge of the contents. Search revealed several checks and certificates of deposit amounting to the sum of $2,000, and made out on various banks of this city. Besides these there was a small amount of cash. Mr. Kleinschmidt has taken charge of the valuables, which will be turned over to the son of the deceased, who is in the city to attend the burial. A will was found in his favor. Bold Robbery. Mr. Swend Carlson runs a cigar and news stand on lower Main street. In front of his establishment he had a small show case, filled with assorted pipes, as an at traction. Last night, while Mr. Carlson sat in the back room of the store with some friends, a bold thief carried off show fu st and contents. This was between 7 and 8 o'clock, while the moon was shining and people were passing. Later in the nig ht the show case, emptied of contents, was found ander the sidewalk across the street. There is no cine to the perpetrator. It is al, THE OFFICIAL COUNT. The Territory Has Over 40,000 Voters and Carter's Plurality is 5,126. On Saturday last United States Marshal R. S. Kelley and Territorial Treasurer W. G. Prenitt, met at the coart house and can vassed the delegate vote at the election ol Nov. 6th, 1888. The count was made in the presence of the Governor, Hon. P. H. Leslie, as provided by law. The result of the official canvas,as tabu lated, is as follows : Si Counties. d i © « ! lT 1 1 J? . 'S 2 ft* s * £ c m i i i T U s <3 . Z ' Ä 0 Ä j H 909 725 ...... ...1 J634 510: 732 ...... ...| 1242 Custer..................... 618 619 11 ...j 1275 939 913...... ... 1852 229 213...... ...1 442 3284 2173...... ... 5457 780 548 ...... ... 1328 Gallatin.................. 761 855 115 ... 1731 Jefferson................. 1339 1170 1 ... 2510 Lewis and Clarke.. 3290 2675 19 17 6001 Madison................ 763 655 ..... ... 1418 Meagher................. 848 691 2 ... 1541 Missoula................. 2182 1504 ...... 2 ... 3688 Park....................... 1067 677 ...... 1 1745 4.381 2844 ...... ... 7225 556 369 ...... 925 Totals................... 22.486 17,360 148 2^18 40,014 5126 Majority overall...... 4978 ............... The total vote in 1886 was 32,262. The result above shows an increase of 7,752 votes since the last election and an in crease of 13,045 over the vote of 1884. The four most populous connues in Mon tana are Silver Bow, Lewis and Clarke, Deer Lodge and Missoula, in the order named, all of which show a great increase in voting population since the election of 1886. OPERATIONS RESUMED. The Anaconda Works Start Up Again Full Blast—Good News. Saturday's Inter Mountain says: When the cheering news that orders had been re ceived for the resumption of operations at the mines and smelters at once was re ceived this morning and read by hundreds from the Inter Mountain bulletin board, where it was first announced, a general change was noticed. The news spread like wildfire, and many business houses had the bulletin placed in their windows, and a broad smile of satisfaction conld be seen on the faces of onr merchants. Those who had laid in a heavy stock of Christmas goods felt that they would have to carry a large quantity of this stock over to next year. Even the gamblers had begun to complain; as it is said that in a house on Main street where five faro tables usually ran, business could be found for only a single one last night. Bat this welcome news has modified the panicky leeling which was forcing itself to the front. Supt. Michael Carroll of the Anaconda and the superintendent of the St. Law rence and syndicate mines have instrncted their men to go to work beginning on to night's shift. The Montana Union has re sumed shipping ore which had been on cars at the South Butte depot. Supt. Dickinson said to a reporter this afternoon that the people of Butte and Anaconda have Marcus Daly to thank for the order to resume operations. "The Anaconda," he continued, "coaid well af ford to remain idle until May, hat Mr. Daly saw the the disastrous effects this would have on Anaconda and Butte, and it was only through his energies that the works have again started op." THE FLORENCE CANAL. The Largest Irrigation Canal in the Territory Completed. The Florence canal takes its source from the South Fork of Sun River, about five miles above Augusta, and extends in an easterly direction to a point near Sims creek, and is about 15 miles in length. Abont four years ago a company was formed in Helena, called the Florence Canal Company, and construction com menced upon a large scale, bat owing to dissentions arising among the stockholders the company fell into financial embarrass ment. Long and aggravating law snits followed and work was discontinued until ast June, at which time all franchises and property of the old company was purchased by Walter N. Granger, Albert Kleinschmidt and J. D. Mclntire, of Helena, and soon thereafter deeded to a tew company called the Florence Canal and Reservoir Company. Contracts were at once let, work commenced and the anal is now completed and ready to furnish water for the irrigation of crops next season. The canal is twenty feet wide on the bottom, forty-three feet wide on top and five feet deep and has a ca pacity of 20,000 miners inches of water. A large reservoir formed by a natural basin about one mile in diameter has also been constructed and this is to be nsed as a storage reser voir. The quantity of land covered by these works is almost unlimited and mach of it is still open to homestead or pre emption at $1.25 per acre. The cheap ex cursion rates established by the Manitoba railroad is taming the tide of immigration into this portion of Lewis and Clarke county and many of them are finding homes npon the government land in the vicinity of the Florence canal. Your wasted cheeks may have all the plumpness and bloom of health through your use of Ayer's Sarsaparilla. This time-honored remedy still leads the van. It improves digestion, purifies the blood, and invigorates the system. Give it a trial. Ornaments of the City. The Pittsburg block is receiving its fin ishing touches, and will be ready for occu pancy shortly. The massive front of the Atlas building is also nearly completed. Helena is making rapid strides in the matter of fine structures. District Court. CASES SET FOR TRIAL. 3764. Child vs. Cole, damages. 3765. Child vs. Cole, injunction. 3766. Cole vs. Child, injunction. 4816. McCormick vs. Kleinschmidt, fore closure. 3831. Salisbnry vs. Kennedy, foreclo sure. on trial. Montana Central Railway vs. Child et al, damages, will occupy the entire day. Proposed Building. Plans for the first building of the pro posed Montana Wesleyan University are now desired. Architects wishing to avail themselves of this opportunity may learn the particulars by applying to the agent, Rev. R. E. Smith, 847 Eighth avenue. TERRITORIAL TEACHERS : Their Association to Meet at Butte December 26th. We are indebted to the committee for a copy of the "Greeting" sent out to mem bers of the Territorial Teachers Associa tion, and the programme of exercises pre pared for the annual session of the Associa tion, which meets at Butte on Wednesday, December 26th inst. and continues for four days: THE GREETING. We do not deem it necessary at this lat day to enter npon any discussion to con vince teachers of this Territory that they should attend the Institute. The general enlightenment of the people, and especially ot teachers, recognizes the Institute as an indispensible factor in promoting and keep ing active the school interests of oar Terri tory. These meetings arc for all the teachers, and no teacher can afford to de prive himself of the benefit of the stimulus a good Institute gives, not only in rontine work of the session, bat preeminently in the social contact of teacher with teacher, when the chief topic of thought, conversa tion and discussion is on the varions phases of onr school work. felii How can we make onr schools more attractive and of more value ? We believe our schools are doing better work from year to year, and we attribute much of this progress to the fact that our teachers for the most part are anxious to improve in methods, and to keep up with the times, and in no way is this manifested more certainly than in their willingness, and even eagerness, to secure all the good they can from the Institute. Hence we hope our Institute may be well attended. We ask all teachers of the Territory, who expect to teach, to co-operate with us in the work of this Institute, to the end that onr mutual labors may advance the school interests ' of this Territory, and make our schools better this coming year than they have been before. Very Cordially Yours, Mary R. Layton, D. F. McMillan, M. R. Wilson, Executive Committee. programme. Wednesday morning, December 26th, 9:30 o'clock—Organization and music. Class drill in history..............Laura Horst, Butte Discussion........Opened by Mary O'Farrell. Butte Reading...............................A. C. Logan, Helena Discussion.....................Prof. Gannon, Anaconda "The School Master is Abroad"......Belle Merrill, Butte. Afternoon, 1:30 o'clock— Music. "Our Common Schools".....Emma Wilson, Butte Grammar.................. W. F. Hammond, Bozeman Paper....................................Mrs. Damold, Butte Evening session—Social reunion of teachers. Thursday morning, December 27th, 9:30 o'clock. Arithmetic.......................Wm. Soper. Burlington Discussion.............................. E. E. Paxon, Butte "Relation of Mathematics to Science"......Flora Harpham, Butte. General vs Special........ M 3. Cummings, Helena Afternoon, 1:30 o'clock —Music. Drawing.................................E. A. Steere, Butte "Teaching, a Means of Self Culture"..........Mary Houstor, Bozeman. The Art of Questlonli g .........Prof. J. H. Meyer, Deer Lodge. Evening session. Address................................Mrs. Howey, Helena Discussion.....................By the W. C. T. of Butte Friday morning, December 28th 9:30 o'clock. Botany.........................Emma Ware, Deer Lodge School Discipline..............E. A. Carleton. Helena Duties of County Superintendent......«Margaret Wolfe, Deer Lodge. Shall We Teach Literature.?............. J. L. Niday, Townsend. Afternoon, 1:30 o'clock—Music. Music...........Misses Fowler and Gorman, Helena "Language Work"..............Mary Gilchrest, Fort Benton. History........................ C. W. Danks, Fort Benton School Law........................J. Wey Merrill, Butte Evening session. Lecture............... . .....................-Judge Knowles Saturday moring, December 29th, 9:30o'clock. Elocution....................Miss Birdsell, Deer Lodge Discussion.......................Helen P. Olark, Helena Languages...................Prof. Brantly, Deer Lodge "Fallacies".............Mrs. N. D. Hoss, Deer Lodge Afternoon, 1:30 o'clock—Music. General Business.................................-...... Report of Standing Committee................ « Election of Officers...................................... It is the desire of the executive com mittee that all teachers in the Territory may be present and by their united efforts make this meeting a success. A reduction of four-fifths will be given to teachers presenting a certificate from depot agents showing that full fare has been paid to Butte. MONSTER ENGINES. Recently Purchased for the Northern Pacific Railroad. The Northern Pacific has recently pur chased a number of new engines for nse on its Cascade division. They are of the "consolidation ' type, with cylinders 22x28 inches and boilers seventy-two inches in diameter. This style of engine is the heaviest built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works, and weighs, in working order, 130 tons, being the largest and heaviest engine in the world. The shell of the boiler is made of Otis steel, three-fourths of an inch thick, and is without "wagon top," in other words a 'straight" boiler. Being of the consolida tion type, the engines are eight wheel con nected with a "bogie" or Bissell track. In view of the through passenger traffic over the road, and the difficalty of making schedule time, the company has ordered some ten-wheel passenger engines with cyl inders 20x24 inches. These engines are all furnished by the Northwestern Equipment company of Minnesota, who have entered into a contract with the Northern Pacifie to furnish and lease locomotives and roll ing stock, to supply the heavy demands made npon them by the increase of freight and passenger traffic dne to the rapid de velopment. The road, it is promised, will now be able to make shorter time between St Paul and the Sound. TOWN AND TEBBIT0BY. —Great week. bargains at Sands Bros, this —Interest ceased yesterday on all city warrants. Treasurer Barden has called them in. —New Idea-. Indian Phillip, the red skin dastard, who assassinated John Rom bongh on the Mineral Hill trail in Septem ber, has been captured and is in jail at Missoula. —By the accidental discharge of a shot gun at Robinson, near Castle, Panl Grandy and Thomas Hughes were wounded. It is feared Grandy will lose a foot, which the surgeons think will have to be amputated. — De Forest Merriman, son of Nat. Mer riman, of Jefferson city, will be a candi date for page in the lower house of the coming Legislature. He is a bright lad and would no donbt make a good mes senger. —A. M. Holter is reminded that it was jnst twenty-five years ago to-day that he had an encoanter with George Ives, at that time one of the most noted road agents and desperadoes in Montana. Ives held Mr. Holter np, and because be didn't have any money shot point-blank at A. M's. head. Mr. Holter docked his head and the ball grazed the scalp, catting a neat swath through the hair. Mr. Holter was driving a ball team at the time. Ives was after wards hang by the vigilantes. May A. M. live to tell the story twenty-five yean from now. a as be F. Caucus of House Democrats to Determine What Course They Will Take. Cox, Biggs, MacDonald, Weaver, Bland and Others in Favor. Oates, Spinola, McAdoo and Others are Opposed. Delegates Toole and Voorhees Heard from in the Debate. Without Coming to a Conclusion the Cau cus Adjourns. Washington, December 11.—The first caucus of the session was held by the Democratic members of the House this evening. Springer stated that the main object of the cancas was to permit the Democrats to take some action looking to the admission of the Territories. Cox fa vored the admition of all the Territories except Utah and New Mexico. He said the Democratic party might as well gain the good will of the Territories as their ill will. The people of Dakota preferred a division on the 47th parallel almost unan imously, and he was of the opinion that their desires should be listened to. Wash ington, Montana and Idaho should be given enabling acts at once. The great Territory of Dakota should be divided and the Democrats should secure the prestige which would certainly come to them from the favorable action of their cancas. They had lost Minnesota at the last election be cause they had failed to admit Dakota which was on the same itothermal line. McDonald offered the following resolu tion: Resolved, That it is the sense of the cau cus that the Territory of Dakota be divid ed into two Territories and States ulti mately. Cox offered the following: Resolved, That it is the sense of the can eus thata day be fixed for some time after the holidays for the consideration of the Territorial question, in so far as it af fect the admission of States, and that cn any bill already reported or to be reported from the committee on Territories, there sball be no limitation on amendments which are germain, and that in the order of proceeding the first vote shall be on any bill affecting the Territory of Dakota or its admission, or any amendment thereto, and that this cancas does not seek to bind any member on the vote taken on any pro position. Oates, Alabama, dissented from the view advocated by Cox. He regarded the ques tion of the admission of the Territories as largely political, and believed the interests of the Democratic party should be consid ered. He did not see the force of argu ment that admitting the Territories at present would make them Democratic. If the people of the Territories had so little idea of Democracy, they should stay out until they learned better the principles of the Democratic party. He ridiculed the idea that a Republican Congress, with a majority of from one to three in the house, would be allowed to have its own way in regard to the admission of the Territories Let Congress go slowly. Colorado had been admitted by a Demoratic Congress and he saw nothing Democratic about it. Biggs, California, favored dividing Da kota and the admission of Dakota. To sheol with the policy of preventing a ter ritory being admitted in deference to the dictates of a political party. Holman, Indiana, supported the omni bus bill, and offered a resolution to that effect. Spinola, New York, said he would op pose the admission of the Territories in every way he could, and in 1892, with a staunch, sterling democrat at the head of the democratic ticket, that party wonld march on to victory. He didn't believe in sentimental measures. McAdoo, New Jersey, deprecated any concessions to the Republican party. MacDonald predicted if the Democrats did not admit Dakota it would be Repub lican for years. Let the Democrats be wise. The tariff had not beaten the Democrats in the Northwest, but political mistakes, such as a refusal to admit Dakota, had been re sponsible for the result. Weaver, Iowa, favored the omnibus hill and the admission of all the territories ex cept Utah. Toole, Montana, Bpoke in favor of admit ting that Territory, predicting that were it done it would send two Democrats to the Senate; otherwise the Territory would be Republican for decades. Bland, Missouri, said in 1892 the seat of war would not be in New York, New Jer sey and Connecticut, bat in the West. Let the Democratic party follow Horace Gree ley's advice and go west and grow up with the country. Voorhees, Washington, attributed the Republican majority in that Territory to the failure of the Democrats to pass an en abling act for its admission. Without tak ing any action the cancas adjourned until Thursday evening. SENATE TARIFF BILL. The Course Which the Democratic Senators Will Pursue. Washington, December 11.—A confer ence of Democratic Senators was held last evening at which the Senate substitute for the Mills bill was ander consideration. No vote was taken, the gathering being merely a conference and not a cancas. It was nnanimon8ly determined to make no fac tions opposition to the bill, bnt let it take its regular coarse. The views of the Dem ocratic Senators on the bill, however, will be made known as each paragraph is read and amendments deemed necessary and jnst will be offered. Proposals for Ordnance. Washington, December 12. — Pro posals have been invited for snpplying the ordnance department of the army with one eight-inch and eight fiften-inch pneu matic dynamite guns, carriages and neces sary machiney to fire and handle same. Also ten unloaded shells with fuses for each gnn. 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Whitmire is in from Mullen. ï j —Sheriff Heyfron, of Missoula, is visiting Helena. — N. J. Bielenberg, a prominent stock man of Deer Lodge, is in the city. —Doc Banbrick, of Toston, an old time Montanian, is at the International. — Mesdames Redding and Stein, from Alhambra Springs, are at the Merchants. —County Commissioner Lambert, of Jefferson county, is at the Grand Central. —Sol. Gates, deputy sheriff from Great Falls, isa: the Meichanis. —Gen. Chas. ,S. Warren arrived from Batte last evening and is at tne Cosmopol itan. — U. S. Marshal R. S. Kelley stopped in town for a few hoars en route to Deer Lodge. —Col.I.D.McCutcheon's familiar figure is again visible on the streets, after a long siege of illness. — H. S. Pond, merchant of Glendale, and one of the Montana "old timers" is seeing the sights of Helena. —Mr. James B. Walker has been con fined to his room during the past two days owing to a severe cold. —Judges McConnell, Bach and De Wolff were closeted in private conference at the Grand Central last night. -Judge DeWolfe, of the second judicial district, arrived in the city last evening to attend the speciai meeting of the supreme court. —William E. Haskell, editor of the Min neapolis Tribune, accompanied by his wife, will arrive in this city at six o,clock this evening. Chas. Wegner, of Great Falls, one of Cascade county's commissioners, and a member of the Holter Lomber company, is in the city. -Wm. J. Fachs, teller at the Montana National Bank, takes a vacation and will leave to-morrow for St. Paul, where he will spsnd the holidays. —The Grand Central register shows: W. T. O'Connell, Jefferson; P. Knabe, Wickes; John G. Rammley and wife, Gor ham: S. T. Ramsey, Townsend. — The following are guests at the Cos mopolitan : A. D. Mitchell, Deer Lodge ; W. C. Bnskett, Granite Mountain; T. J. Farrell and Theo. Mnffiy, Virginia City. —Geo. Becker, late of Stillwater and a prominent merchant of that city, is at the Cosmopolitan. He is looking over Helena with a view of locating here in business. —Mr. W. E. Ford arrived in the city last evening and was a Herald caller. He has been absant nearly two years and is mach pleased with the progress onr city has made since then. —Mrs. Emma Barns, wife of ex-police officer Barns, who has been ill for the past two monthsjstarted for Fresno, California, last night. Mrs. Barns goes for her health and to visit her mother and relatives, re turning home early next spring, —John Bean, coart stenographer, has re turned home. John mourns the loss of a fine silk tile but he has won laurels in de fending Moccasin, the Indian, on a charg^h of murder. Moccasin now has farthelW opportunities to chase the festive game. * » —Mr. W. E. Haskell was a caller at the Herald sanctum to-day in order to make acquaintances in the Far West. Mr. Haskell now owns both the Tribune and the Journal of Minneapolis, covering at once the field of morning and evening newspapers. Joseph A. Langdon, of the firm of Mc Ginness, Smith & Co., steam fitters, of Pittsburgh, Pa., arrived in Helena (Satur day. Mr. Langdon comes to put in the steam heating apparatus for tne two busi ness houses of Mr. J. D. Thompson, the Penn and Pittsburgh blocks, and pnt a force of men at work on them this morn ing. He bears letters of recommendation to several citizens of Helena, and thinks of establishing a branch honse in this city. He will remain about a week. Report Denied. Cleveland, O., December 11.—A Lead er special from Fort Wayne, Ind., says: In regard to the rnmor sent ont as to his resignation, Civil Servier Commissioner* Edgerton to-day stated that he had no thoughts of resigning. — Batte Miner: It was learned yester day that George Lindoff, an engineer from Pocatello, has been permanently appointed Master Me chanic at the Montana Union yards at Sooth Batte. It seems that the appoint ment of Mr. Hickey was only temporary, he being Master Mechanic of the Idaho Division of the Union Pacific at Pocatello, a position from which he cannot he spared. lRRIXID. LUTZ-ROSE.—In Helena, December 10, 1888 Rev. C. B. Allen, Jr., officiating, Mr. David Lutz •nd Miss Jennie Rose, both of Helena. LAWRENCE-KUWARTH.—In Helena, De cember 11.1888, by Rev. C. B. Allen, Jr., Mr. David Lawrence and Miss Frankie Kuwarth, both of Butte, Mont. BORN. LERDAL.—At Canyon Creek, November 24, 1888, to the wife of Nila Lerdal, a son. 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