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rom the Dally Herald of December 17.
Blurock's Saloon on Lower Main
Street Burned Yesterday
About 2 o'clock yesterday morning a fire
broke out in a lodging house attached to
the Northern Reer Hall corner of Main
Lawrence streets. The reflection of
tbe blaze was seen by the tower watch
man who at once turned in the alarm to
j Q e central station. The department were
o3 t he scene promptly, but the fire had
.-.lined such headway that the lodging
fconse was consumed and the saloon, from
which part of the goods were hastily re
moved, was also destroyed. Water was
taken from the Woolston plugs and
the pressure was almost strong enough
to tear the shingles off the roof. The
flames were quickly extinguished, but the
building, having been of frame with a
brick veneered front, was a complete
wreck. It was owned by R. S. Hale and
occupied by Nick Blnrock. Each will lose
about $2,500.
The origin of the fire is attributed to an
incendiary and people first on the scene
say the blaze started on the outside of the
lodging house. Several men were sleeping
within and escaped with their lives but
Ic-t most of their personal effects.
Andrew Ferguson Set Upon by Three
Men and Robbed of His Watch
and Pocket Money.
J.»9t evening between eight and nine
o'clock Andrew Ferguson, foreman of pipe
laying for Green & DeWitt, the sewer con
tractors, left his residence, No. 54 Park
avenue to go down town. On stepping in
to the street he was accosted by one of
three men, and asked where he was going.
He replied that he was going down town
and the man who spoke to him accom
panied him across the street to the electric
light works, the other two following. Mr.
FergusoB took a short cut towards Main
street and went between the electric
mill and the adjoining building.
In this secluded spot bis acquaintance
asked him if he had any money. He re
plied that he had a few dollars. The man
then said "Well, we waDt it." Mr. Fer
guvon told him they could not have it,
whereupon the spokesman of the party
.»prang at him. Ferguson promptly
knocked him down, the two falling on a
brick pile near by and then ensned a
scuffle, during which the two other foot
pads came to the assistance of their fallen
comrade, overpowered Ferguson and re
lieved him of his watch, a $45 Bilver time
piece, and seven dollars in money, making
good their escape with the booty before
Fergusons cries, which were loud and
lusty, brought anybody to his assistance.
Mr. Ferguson knows the man who com
mitted the aseauK aud will have him ar
rested to-day.
BISHOP In court.
Trial of the Man Charged With De
stroying Sewer Pipe.
Melzer Bishop, the man charged with
having destroyed sixty-five feet of com
pleted sewers in Last Chance gulch by
breaking the pipe maliciously, was ar
raigned in the Probate Court this morning
before Judge Howey. A jury of twelve
was empanelled and sworn, and the trial
opened by Attorney E. D. Weed, who ap
peared for the Territory. Mr. C. P. Con
nolly appeared for the defendant. Bishop
was in court with his wife, who sat beside
him through the trial. Mr. Weed said he
he had no direct evidence against
him, bnt would introduce a chain of cir
cumstantial evidence that,he had no doubt,
would sufficiently convince tke jury of
Bishop's guilt. The witnesses lor the
prosecution were then sworn and the tak
ing of testimony began. Thaee witnesses
were examined before noon, when the
court took a recess until 1 o'clock. After
dinner the examination of witnesses was
resumed, but at the hour of going lo press
nothing could be gleaned that wonfn indi
cate the outcome of the trial, the witnesses
for the defense having not yet taken the
The value of the sewer work destroyed
is abont $1,500 and the whole stretch will
have to be relaid.
" Took Office To-Day.
The following county officials elect were
introduced into office to-day:
Sheriff—Charles M. Jefferis.
Clerk and Recorder—John S. Tooker.
Commissioner—Silas H. CTounse.
Probate Judge— R S. Howey.
County Attorney—S. A. Balliet,
Assessor—Wm. J. Bickett.
Public Administrator— F. W. Ellis.
County Superintendent Schools—Miss
Helen P. Clarke.
County Surveyor—Benj. F. Marsh.
Coroner— Dr. F. R. Mnsser.
Justices of the Peace— B. F. Woodman,
C. W. Fleischer.
Constables— J. W. Cleary, Moses Quin
With the single exception of Assessor,
all the new officials, connty and township,
are Republicans.
Treasurer-elect Barden, Rep, takes office
in March next.
New Officers' Appointments,
Sheriff Jefieries, who took office this
morning, has made the following appoint
Under Sheriff—George Walker.
Deputy Sheriff—Ed. Lathrop.
Jailor—Milt. Witten.
He has cat down the force employed by
ex-Sherifi' Hathaway, as the law now com
pels the Sheriff to pay his own assistants;
also because he does not deem each a large
force necessary. Geo. W. Gibbs, ex-Under
Sheriff, is retained temporarily to act as
bailiff daring the session of co irt.
Clerk and Recorder Tooker, who suc
ceeded Mr. Frederick to day, has appointed
as his deputies Sherwood Wheaton and J
F. Blattuer. The former was a deputy
under Mr. Frederick and the latter has
been for some time a book keeper in the
First National Bank.
Probate Jadge Howey has made no
clerical appointment, for the very good
reason that, while the law does not forbid
him a clerk, the connty commissioners
have refused to allow him one.
Election of Officers.
At the regular meeting of Helena Lodge
No. 3, A. F. & A. M., held Saturday night
at Masonic hall, the following officers were
elected for the ensuing year :
Worshipful Master— W. D. Smith.
Senior Warden— B. W. S. Folk.
Jnnior Warden—John J. Rohrbangh.
Treasurer — H. M. Pärchen.
Secretary—Geo. Booker.
Trustee for three years—W. A. Chess
Frtm the Daily Herald of December 18.
The Charge of Breaking Sewer Pipe
Not Sustained—Some Legal
Melzer Bishop, whose trial for malicions
mischief came off yesterday in the Pro
bate Court, was acquitted by the jury.
The only evidence the prosecution could
adduce was that Bishop had been dis
charged by Green & DeWitt for incompe
tency; that one day he visited a man-hole
on the sewers and asked for a ham
mer; that he refused the one tendered
him, saying it wouid not suit his purpose:
that he was heard to remark that after
Green & De Witt had torn up three or four
hundred feet of sewer pipe they would not
think it so fanny, etc.; that he was seen
coming from a man-hole with damp gum
hoots; that subsequently it was discovered
that 65 feet of sewer pipe near that man
hole had been malicionsly destroyed.
The defense argned Bishop's previous good
character and the falling throngh of a charge
of petit larceny previously preferred by
Green & DeWitt; that Bishop's threats
were made good by his exposing to the
city council certain defects in the work,
etc. The j ary evidently thought the cir
cumstantial evidence too weak to hold
him, for they brought in a verdict of not
guilty. The two lawyers, Mr. Weed for
the prosecution and Mr. Connolly for the
defense had some heated tilts during the
trial. Mr. Connolly stated that M r. Weed had
misrepresented the testimony to the jury.
Mr. Weed therefore gave the lie to Mr.
Connolly. Mr. Connolly retaliated by
calling Mr. Weed a liar, and Judge Howey
only preserved peace by threatening to
fine them .both. Mr. Connolly's remarks
about the prosecution were also particular
ly severe. ;He characterized the com
plainants as villains and intimated that
all the witnesses for the prosecution were
perjurers in the pay of the arch-villains.
It may be supposed that the trial was an
interesting one and afforded unbounded
amusement for the spectators.
Prospective Litigation.
Livingston Enterprise: Sheriff Harris, of
Yellowstone county, was a passenger on
the west bound train on Friday morning
bound for Helena. In an interview he
said that the arrest of Dan Lee, at Red
Lodge, referred to by our 'correspondent at
that place, was at the instance of Gov. Les
lie and under telegraphic inductions from
him. It is said that the aumorities make
the arrest on information furnished by a
former partner of Lee's, in Texas, who has
recently had some trouble with him here.
The information given is to the effect that
Lee was a party to certain crooked cattle
transactions in Texas as much as twelve
years ago. Sheriff Templeton, of Park
county, says that he does not think any
thing will come of the amst as he has un
derstood that the parties against whom the
offense was committed will not prosecute
owing to the length of time that has
elapsed since the event transpired.
Mr. Sol. Poznanski and Mrs. Sallie Ellis
were married Sunday evening at the res
idence of I. Boyer, the bride's father. The
ceremony was of a private nature and
was witnessed only by a few intimate
friends. The happy couple have gone to
housekeeping on Tenth avenue. The con
tracting parties are well known, the
groom being a resident of Helena for
many years and at present the proprietor
of the Bijou cigar store, while his charm
ing bride is an accomplished lady who has
won many friends during her few years'
residence in Helena. The friends of both
will nnite in congratulations over their
auspicious union.
Tacoma Street Cars,
Nelson Bennett, the well known con
tractor, who secured a fifty-year street rail
way franchise on the principal thorough
fares of Tacoma, and constructed, at a cost
of $25,000, the system now in opera
tion, has sold a three-fourths interest to
Henry Yillard and Thomas F. Oakes, presi
dent of the Northern Pacific, for $100,000.
Electric power will be pat on all feasible
rontes, and cables will be introduced upon
others, especially Ninth and Elevength
streets. Tacoma will soon have one of the
best equipped street car systems in the
west. The company owns a large water
power near the city, where electricity will
be generated.
Helena Pleasure Club.
At a business meeting of the Helena
Pleasure club last night the following of
ficers were elected to serve daring the en
suing year O. Kraboel, President; H.
Smith, Vice-president; E. B. Morton, Sec
retary; Jens Kure, Cashier; O. Opsal, Mar
shal; Nils Kure, Librarian; Trustees, John
Hnseby, Ed. Bye, J. Vangel.
Among other business the clnb decided
to add $50 to their fond for books for
their library.
Philipsbarg P. M.
Washington, December 17. —The Pres
ident nominated John W. Dawson post
master at Philipsbarg, Montana.
No remedy for blood disorders can equal
Ayer's Sarsaparilla. Though concentrated
and powerful, this medicine is perfectly
safe, and may be taken by children as well
as adnlts. Physicians recommend it in
preference to any other. Pries $1. Worth
$5 a bottle.
The case of .lot jumping mentioned in
the Herald, Saturday, promises to come
into the courts. There is shown on the
official map of the city, lot No. 31, in block
37, on Main street, which was a fraction of
about 28 feet of ground that had never
been deeded and previoas to the last sur
vey its extent was never known. The prop
erty ou both sides is owned by Joseph
Horsky, who supposed that he had deeds
for all the land enclosed. A portion of
Weir's stable also rests on the fractional
lot. A few day s ago Patrick Moran, an
old timer recently returned to Helena,
made an application to the Probate Court
lor a deed to lot 31. Judge Clements
looked up the record and the maps. He
fouud the lot on the map, but found no
record of any deed thereto. Accordingly
he issued Mr. Moran a quitclaim deed to
the lot, George B. Foote having surveyed it
aud fouud that the extra ground was
there. The next day Mr. Horsky applied
for a deed to 28 feet of ground in block 37
lyiDg somewhere within his fence lines.
Judge Clements also issued him a quit
claim deed thereto, so that uow each party
has a Probate deed to the fraction and the
courts will probably be called upon to de
cide the title.
Since writing the above we learu that
Mr. Horsky has instituted, through his
attorneys, Wade, Toole & Wallace, a sait
against the counter claimants to qniet
title to the ground in question.
Wanted in Texas.
Fr )m the Dally Herald of December 19.
The Cumberland Mining and Smelt
ing Company at Castle has Its
Property Levied Upon
by Creditors.
A telegram from Castle to the Bradstreet
office at Heleua, announces that the works
and mining property of the Cumberland
Mining and Smelting Company ofthat dis
trict were yesterday attached for $32,400
by Stebbins, Son & Co., bankers of Castle,
and for $1,025 by Thompson & Co., mer
chants of the same .place. The Cumber
land company owned a twenty-five ton
smelter at Castle, which has been operat
ing since last spring, and some of the most
valuable and promising mines in the dis
trict. At the time of their failure they
were producing from their own mines
eight or nine tons of bullion daily. The
company was a Billings incorporation, J.
R. King and T. S. Ash, of that place, being
among its prominent stockholders. The
Cumberland has been generally looked
npon as a successful mining venture and
the cause of the failure is not known.
A Suit Against Daniel J. Welch, Part
, Owner of the Mine.
The Butte Miner cf yesterday says:
A notice of lis pendens was filed with
the County Recorder yesterday by Messrs.
Turner & Burleigh and William Scallon as
attorneys of the Major Budd Gold aud
Silver Mining company against the inter
est of Daniel J. Welsh in the Major Budd
mine. It appears that snit has been com
menced agaimt hi m a n d his wife in the
First District Court of Lewis and Clarke
county to compel Mr. Welsh to convey his
one-third interest in the Major Bndd mine
to the company. The petition alleges that
in May last Mr. Welsh agreed
with Mr. Ben Fine, acting as rep
resentative of the company, to con
vey his interest in the Major
Bndd mine to the company in considera
tion of 29.254 shares of the stock of the
company of the par value of $10 per share.
In the following mouth the plaintiff, iu
pursuance of this agreement, and believing
in the defendant's intention to fulfill his
promise, commenced to develope said
mines, and has since expended upon the
same in work aud otherwise about $20,
000. The plaintiff has since repeatedly
tendered the said Welsh the said shares
for his third {interest, but the defendant
has persistently refused, and does yet re
fuse to convey the said interest to the
plaintiff company. The petitioner piays
that Welsh may be required to fulfil his
promise to make the conveyance iu ques
tion, aud that he be enjoiued from mak
ing any other conveyance of the interest
in the mine to aavone else.
Declared Insolvent.
John H. Shober filed to-day with Clerk
and Recorder Tooker a statement or affi
davit, setting forth that the Apex Con
solidated Mining company, whose capital
is $10,000,000 and whose principal place
of business is at Helena, is in a state of
insolvency; that the capital stock had
never been paid np; that the mines of the
company had been sold to satisfy judg
ments: that the assets of the company con
sisted of nothing whatever and its liabil
ities amounted to at least $1,000. Hence
the uotice of insolvency.
That Fractional Lot,
George B. Foote informs the Herald
that he did Dot make a survey of the frac
tional lot in block 37 on Main street, occu
pied by Mr. Horsky and claimed by Mr.
Moran. He said he was merely the attor
ney of Mr. Moran and that the survey was
made by the City Engineer, who found
that there was an excess of land over the
deeds in the block. Mr. Foote further
says thatMr. Moran occupied this fraction
with his cabin in the early days between
1864 and 1869, having been a miner
here then and having worked on the
lower end of discovery claim in
Last Chance gnlch. Mr. Moran has now
returned to Helena, and as he finds the
Mclntyresnrvey gives the name and dimen
sions of the excess of ground by calling it
lot 31 he has filed thereon, knowing it to
he the former site of his cabin.
Mr. Horsky on the other hand claims
the ground ander his deed from R. S.
Hamilton, the former possessor, who deed
ed to him the lots on both sides aud also
quitclaimed his title to the excess in the
block, which was then known to exist; but
inasmuch as the extra lot was never
shown on any map nntil the McIntyre su>
vey fonr years ago, he could not obtain a
Probate deed thereto. Mr. Horsky says,
however, that Mr. Hamilton then made a
deposit with the Probate court to cover
the expense of a deed to this extra lot as
soon as it should have been platted, and
that the Probate records will show this.
As the ground is worth in the neighbor
hood of from $10,000 to $15,000, there is
likely to be a spirited legal contest over it.
Our Territorial Wealth.
Auditor Sullivan is greatly annoyed at
the dilatoriness of two county [assessors in
not sending in their yearly returns, as he
is waiting to get this matter in the hands
of the printer for the forthcoming annual
report of the Auditor and Treasurer. All
the counties except Beaverhead and Cho
tean have reported, some having sent them
in early in September, and none coming
later than the first of October. The total
assessed valuation of the fourteen counties
that have reported is $60,668,529.70, which
is more than the total of the whole Terri
tory last year. Then the taxable wealth
of Montana waa[reported at $60,099,493. It
is safe to say that Beaverhead aud Choteau
will show a like proportion of increase. Last
year their combined assessment was abont
$7,000,000, but as Cascade has since taken
a great part of Cbotean's territory, it is fair
to presame that, inclnding the increase,
their aoo e oo ment this year will not exceed
$8,000,000. It is estimated, therefore, that
the total assessment of Montana this year
ia between $69,000,000 and $70,000,000—a
gratifying increase in taxable wealth with
in twelve months.
Nearly all colds are slight, at first, bnt
their tendency is to so lower the system
that the sufferer becomes a victim to any
prevalent disease. The ose of Ayer's
Cherry Pectoral, in the beginn fng of a cold,
would gnard against this danger.
Election of Officers.
At a regular meeting of Helena Royal
Arch Chapter No. 2, held on the evening of
December 17th, the following officers were
elected to serve for the ensuing year : H.
P., E. W. Craven ; E. K., Geo. Booker ; E.
S., Harry Comly; Trees., H. M. Pärchen;
Sec'y, H. H. Guthrie; Trustee for three
years, H. M. Pärchen.
The Body of Guillaume Jacoby Dis
covered Frozen in the Ice of
the Missouri River Near
Stubb's Ferry.
It will be remembered that on the 25th
of last October two Frenchmen of Helena,
Isidore Meyer and Guillaume Jacoby, left
the city to hunt and fish on the Missouri
river. They took a boat, which they built
in Helena, aud launched it the same day
at Stubb's ferry, whence they began a sail
up the river. Their craft was a narrow,
fiat bottom boat, fitted with a rude sail
and did not go very fast. Consequently
they were some time in sight of those at
the ferry. The la9t seen of them was
when they were still holding their coarse
up stream. Two weeks later their boat
was found in mid-stream opposite the ferry,
water logged aDd empty. It was evident
it had capsized and it was feared the men
were drowned. Searching parties were
sent oat, bnt, beyond the discovery of oars
and a few articles of apparel known to
have belonged to Meyer and Jacoby, noth
ing further was revealed. This was suffi
cient, however, to confirm the belief that
at least one of the men had perished in the
river. Yesterday this belief became a cer
tainty by the
in the river about three miles below
Stubb's ferry. Mr. T. G. Webber, a miner
of French bar, was walking along the
river shore on his way to New York gnlch.
Suddenly his dog stopped at a black object
on the ice near the shore, the river being
frozen abont forty feet out. The object
looked hairy, like some dead animal, bat on
closer inspection proved to be
Mr. Webber dug away the ice and found
the body standing erect, the feet resting on
the rocks at the bottom. It is supposed
the corpse floated down the river until the
feet struck the rocks at this point, when
the current raised it to an erect position
and, the head striking the ice at the sur
face, remained iu that attitude until the
first frost locked it iu the position in which
it was found. Webber came to town and
informed Coroner Morris, who with him,
Arthur Canning and Chas. Bennett, re
turned to the scene last night. Bennett
identified the body as
one of the unfortunates missing. The re
mains were brought to the Helena morgue
last night, where they uow lie awaiting an
inquest. The body was not decomposed,
the water and ice having preserved it. The
face and hands were natural when the
body was taken out of the water, but they
became discolored on exposure to the air.
The body is also badly swollen, but was
readily recognizable.
A friend of the deceased, who lives
on Bridge street, offered a reward of $300
for the discovery of the two bodies and it
is understood $150 of it will be paid Mr.
Webber for his discovery of yesterday.
A Missoula County Ranchman Meets
a Mountain Lion—The Ranch
man Escapes, but What
Became of the
Corvallis New Idea: Alexander Russell,
a youug ranchman, who lives about seven
miles southwest of Corvallis, was attacked
by a mountain lion last Wednesday while
visiting Flank Grnsh. The_ hero of the
lion escapade went to the honse of Mr.
Grnsh, early in the evening and remained
nntil after supper. He then picked up
his gun and started for home. He had
not traveled only a few yards from
the Grnsh mansion until he heard a
noise in his rear and in another instant a
mountain lion sprang upon him and
crashed him to the earth. The young
farmer straggled manfully and succeeded
in getting on his feet and shot at the lion,
bat the ferocions beast attacked him again
when a lively scnfile ensued and Russell
fired again at his liouship, but the blood
thirsty animal assaulted him the third
time and almost bit his left shoulder
off. Mr. Grush aud family by this time
were out on the scene of sanguinary
conflict. It is fortnnate that the young
man had on heavy clothing, or else his
flesh would have been badly lacerated by
the teeth of the lion. Mr. Rassell did not
sustain any serious injury, barring a few
scratches and bruises inflicted daring the
struggle. It is the opinion of all that the
youug ranchman wonld have been killed
by the lion if he had not been a man of
powerful strength. Few men coaid have
been more cool and collected ander the
circumstances. It was a very close call for
The Latest Thing in Christmas Gifts
in Reach of Helena People.
One of the Vanderbilts a year or so ago
presented a daughter with a $100,000 resi
dence as a Christmas gift. Not many peo
ple in Montana are able to do that, but
every one is able to purchase a ticket from
the Montana Investment Company, under
whose auspices the drawing for the $300,
000 Aborn House at Des Moines, Iowa, is
being conducted. One of the tickets given
to a friend or relative may place them in
possession of one the finest hotel properties
in the west. Daring this week a number
of tickets have been purchased with this
object in view. * *
Great Falls Leader: Daring the pro
gress of the Getz trial Thursday afternoon
a young man arrived from Helena, and in
a great state of excitement called oat the
Probate Judge from the coart room telling
him that it was a case of argent necessity.
Upon investigation the yonng man was
found to be the Hon. Andrew F. Bnrleigb,
the talented young orator, and his object
was the procuring of a marriage license
for himself. The judge could not allow
snch a meritorious purpose to be frustrat
ed, so he interrupted the proceedings of
the coart for five or ten minutes nntil the
marriage license could be made out, when
Bnrleigh proceeded to the residence ot
Rev. F. A. Riggin and in a few minutes
was made a happy benedict. His bride
was Mias Carrie Virtriees, of Iowa, who
arrived on the afternoon train from St.
Paul. She is said to be a very beantifnl
and accomplished yonng lady.
Dickinson Remains.
New Northwest: Superintendent Dickin
son's resignation, tendered to the Montana
Union Directory if tb ;y could find any
body more satisfactory, was not accepted,
and he retains his position. Mr. Hicksyi
of Pocatello, only accepted the position of
master mechanic temporarily, and at his
own request has been succeeded by John
LindofF, of the same place. The Montana
Union business is all running smoothly
City Attorney Botkin Thinks the
County Sho'uld Pay the City.
City Attorney Botkin, whose request
that the county commissioners reimburse
the city for the $300 paid as a reward for
the finding of Annie Lundstrom's body
was denied by the Board last week, gives
the following statement of circumstances
under which the claim arose:
"It will be remembered that Bryson had
been arrested for the murder of Annie
Lundstrom, and after being detained as
long as the officers dared, he was taken be
fore a magistrate and examined. The jus
tice bound him over, but in the absence of
any proof that the woman was dead, it
would have been impossible to hold him.
An accident came to the assistince of jus
tice; Judge McConnell was holding court
at Dillou, and the attorney for the prisoner
was delayed in applying for a writ of
habeas corpus.
"It was necessary that the body of the
murdered woman should be found, or the
murderer must be enlarged. The author
ities of the county had had at least two
weeks within which to stimulate the
search by offering a reward, but bad not
acted. Under these urgent and imperative
conditions, the council authorized the
mayor to offer a reward of $300 to any one
who Bhould find fhe body, and it is well
known that it was this which secured the
discovery within forty-eight hoars. The
money was immediately paid.
There was not only no obligation on the
part of the city to offer the reward, bat it
was an nnlawfal expenditure and beyond
any authority which it possesses. Only
the great emergency jnstified it It is the
duty of the county to prosecute offenses
against the laws of the territory, and it has
the power to levy taxes and make appro
priations tor that purpose, which the city
has not. The commissioners not being in
session, and there being the utmost neces
sity for prompt action on the part of some
corporate authority, the mayor aud council
very properly and commendably took the
responsibility and so prevented the escape
from justice of a peculiarly atrocious mur
derer. Under the circumstances it would
seem that the commissioners should not
have hesitated to reimburse the city. But
while they appropriated $400 for counsel
to prosecute Bryson, they refused to pay
$300 for the evidence without which the
best legal talent would have been wholly
in vain. The reason attributed for the
action of the commissioners is that "they
were not consulted." So it seem9 that it
was a matter of etiquette, aud not of jus
tice, which governed their decision. Pos
sibly the council indulged in the violent
presumption that they read the newspa
pers and were advised of the emergency of
the situation."
Line Officers' Association.
On Saturday evening, December 15, offi
cers of the National Guard of Montana
located at Heleua, met and effected a per
manent organization to ha known as "The
Helena Line Officers' Association N. G. of
M." The following officers were elected for
the ensuing year:
President—-Capt. George W. Gibbs, Troop
A, Cavalry.
Secretary—Capt. J. W. Cleary, Co. C, 1st
The object of the association is for the
discussion and adoption of plans and sys
tems whereby the efficiency of the Militia
of Montana may be increased. At the
monthly meetings papers on topics pertain
ing to military matters, prepared by the
several members, will be read and dis
cussed. With such a roster of officers,
there can be no doubt of the success of the
Congregational Social.
An enjoyable gathering of the members
and friends of the Congregational church
took place at the residence of Mrs. S. E
Spaulding, on Clark street, last evening.
The programme of the' evening's enter
tainment opened, after a season of pleasant
conversation, with a song, by Mr. S. A.
Worcester, entitled "Anchored," well suited
to his rich voice. He responded to an
encore with the pleasing song, "A Bandit's
Life." A piano solo, "Lullaby," by Miss
Gertrude Harrison, the little daughter of
Alderman Harrison, was well ren
dered. She was deservedly applauded
until she again took her place at the piano,
playing a pretty mazurka. Mrs. Carrie
Newburgh Pitts played a Polish Dance
and then a polonaise. Both were finely
rendered. Mr. R T. Gaines sang the
beautiful "Marguerite," after which Rev.
F. D. Kelsey offered prayer. Refreshments
were then served and in a short time the
company dispersed after a most pleasant
evening. _____
New Companies.
The following certificates of incorpora
tion have been filed with Territorial Sec
retary Webb: Helena Co-operative Granite
and Sandstone company. The object of
the company is to own, purchase and hold
quarries of stone suitable for buildings,
improvements and commercial purposes.
Capital stock, $10,000; shares, $100 each.
Business to be carried on in Helena. Di
rectors, Charles E. Getchell, L. M. Janson,
Henry Duignan and R. Canonica.
The Montana Hotel association, which
has for its object the construction of a
building in Anaconda, to be osed for hotel
and business purposes. Capital stock,
$100,000, divided into 1,000 shares at $100
each. The trustees are Marcos Daly, Wm.
L. Hoge, Stephen A. Estes, D. D. Walker,
N. S. Snyder, E. M. Trask and William M.
Bounty For Wolves.
Fergus County Argur. The Moccasin
Range association and the woolgrowere of
that vicinity have united their forces for
the purpose of exterminating wolves and
coyotes. They will offer $1 for the skins
of each, the animals to be killed by the
employes of the association and of the
woolgrowere. The skins will be received
and punched by the treasurer, retained a
certain length of time and returned to the
owner to dispose of as he sees fit This
method onght to be profitable to employes
and beneficial to those most interested.
To the Public.
The firms of A. J. Davidson and Sebree,
Ferris & White Co. have this day consoli
dated and organized a stock company, to
be known as "A. J. Davidson & Co."
The new firm will be general agente for
the celebrated Bain wagon, Champion and
new solid steel Whitley mowers and bind
ers, Oliver chilled and Moline steel plows,
Bonanza and Holmsworth hay rakes, Con
cord harness and a tall line of saddlery.
A. J. Davidson,
Sebree, Ferris & White* Co.
Mein office at Helena. Dec. 17,1888.
Bondholders* Meeting.
Paris, December 19.—The bondholders
of the Panama Canal Co. will hold a meet
ing January 29th, to disease the ooaree
they shall pursue in view of the oompnny's
—Beaverhead county collected over $62,
000 in taxes this year. Its finances are
—The Granite Mountain Mining com
pany pays over $34,000 taxes this year in
Deer Lodge county.
—The District Court has nearly cleaned
np the docket, and will probably adjourn
this week. The next term will be in
—J. W. Bash has been made business
manager of the Virginia City Madisonian.
Editor Baker is still coofined to his bed by
his paralytic trouble.
—The official bond of J. S. Tooker, Clerk
and Recorder, has been filed in the snm of
$5,000, with T. H. Kleinschmidt and
Joseph Davis as sureties.
—Thomas Crahan yesterday sold the
Cloverdalo ranch on the Missouri river,
near Bedford, to H. J. Reed for $3,750. The
property is an exceptionally fine one for
the raising of hay.
—John Johnson, an old time miner of
Montana, and a partner of A. W. Sieder
burg, died at Radereburg on the 7th of
December, having been in poor health for
some time. He leaves a wife and three
—Stewart Russell and David Dunne, the
brilliant young horse thieves who were
captured at Billings, were arraigned before
Justice Crane at Fort Benton. They
waived examination and went to jail in de
laul of $2,000 each.
—Lewistown Argus : A disease, supposed
to be kidney trouble, is prevalent among
horses in the vicinity of Castle Butte. Mr.
McCue has lost three head, and Mr. Ray
two. Other horses are said to be afflicted.
The Territorial Veterinarian should be
advised of the fact.
—Livingston Enterprise. Three trout
were brought to town Tuesday that were
especially noticeable being of unusaal size
and beauty. The largest one weighed
when dressed six pounds ten ouuces which
we believe is the largest speckled trout
ever caught iu this vicinity.
—Ed. Skrukerud, Owen Dunn and C. W.
Bell while blasting rock on the divide of
the Judith range, where they have been
at work improving the Maginuis road, ex
posed a gold lead which may make them
rich. Those who have seen it say it is aline
prospect. The claim has been recorded.
— Madisonian: A severe shock of earth
quake is reported to have occurred in the
National Park on the evening of Novem
ber 15, and was followed about two
minutes later by one of lesser force. Both
were distinctly felt at all the hotels from
the upper geyser basin to the Mammoth
Hot Springs.
—Invitations have been issued for an
evening reception at the residence of Hon.
W. A. Clark, Butte, on December 21st inst.
It will be the first formal entertainment in
the new mansion of the Butte banker and
will no doubt be a grand affair. It is un
derstood a number of people from Helena
will be present.
—The Pioneer Club have completed
their election of officers for the ensning
season as follows: W. E. Cullen, presi
dent; W. B. Webb, vice president; Jacob
Loeb, Treasurer; Don Davenport, secretary.
The first dance of the season will be given
Friday, December 21st., at the new Assem
bly Hall in the Granite Block.
—Benton River Press-. Engineer W. D.
Barclay and Contractor Donald Grant ar
rived this morning from Lethbridge, N,
W. T., where they weut on a prelimary
survey and to examine the line of the Galt
railway from Fort Benton to Lethbridge.
The gentlemen have nothing to common
cate for publication at present
—The case of Hunt vs. Deering is still
before the District court. In the case of
the Territory vs. Sterling, charged with
murder, a motion for continuance was
made, which will probably be granted.
Sterling is accused of causing the death of
his brother by inhumanly beating him at
his house on Ten Mile last sommer.
—The Cascade county commissioners
have accepted the offer of President Col
lins of the First National bank of Great
Falls to take at par the bonds amounting
to $60,000 which they decided to issue.
This transaction places the county finances
in good condition and will enable the com
missioners to maintain its credit intact.
—Great Falls Tribune: Mr. Clark of the
Manitoba railroad says that the company
shipped from northern Montana this sea
son 50,000 cattle, 80,000 sheep and 2,000
horses. Much of this live stock was
shipped at Great Falls and its vicinity.
The live stock business this season has
been five times gerater than last year's.
— New North- West: If we may be al
lowed to express an opinion, we think the
projected inter-Territorial Convention worse
than useless. The end sought is indepen
dent Statehood. We demand it as a right
of our own; not contingent by any means
an the rights of other Territories, and not
to be hindered by any of their local ob
—Articles of incorporation of the A. J.
Davidson Mercantile company have been
filed with the Territorial secretary. The
incorporators aïe: A. J. Davidson, Helena,
president; Howard Seebree, Idaho, vice
president; B. F. White, Dillon; Ed. D. Ellis,
Bozeman; Thomas J. Davidson, Helena,
directors. The capital stock is $50,000,
fully paid up. Business is to be carried on
in Helena.
A statement in one of our morning con
temporaries lately was to the effect that
the Montana Central and Iferthern Pacific
trains between here and East Helena had
daily races and that the latter passed the
former on several occasions. Manager
Shelby, of the Montana Central, says the
matter of fact is that the schedule is such
that the M. C. trains have to run past the
N. P. trains on this trip aud that there is
no racing abont it
—Saturday last John Kupp and Ed
Bowman left their home in the valley in a
two-horse wagon bound for Helena.
While passing through East Helena the
horses became frightened and ran away.
The wagon tongne broke and dropped to
the ground. Kupp was thrown to the
ground and had his left arm broken,besides
receiving internal injuries of a serious
nature. He is now lying at the Valley
House in East Helena in a critical condi
tion. Bowman escaped uninjured.
—A specimen of the beautiful scenery of
the Pacific Northwest, as well as a fine
pice of the engraver's art, is the supple
ment accompanying the last number of the
West bhore Magazine. This is a large en*
graving, 17x23 inches in size, executed in
tints, of a picturesque scene in Prickly
Pear Pear canyon, on the line of the Mon
tana Central railroad. One of these art
supplements accompanies every number of
this favorite magazine.
Baras, the man convicted before Jndge
Sanders yesterday ofhaving stolen a show
and its contents from 8wend Carlson,
sentenced to ninety days in the county
jail. Donnelly and Allen, who assisted in
the disposal of the goods, received a sen
tence of sixty days each. The case against
Cole, for receiving stolen goods, was also
argned and the Judge took it under ad
visement until this afternoon, when the
defendant was fined $50 and costs.
—Dave Anchard, of the Dearborn, came
into town yesterday.
—Mrs. George May bas returned from
an extended visit to friends in the east.
—Mrs. Lucy Chartrand, mother of Mrs.
Chas. E. Mongrain, arrived Saturday from
New York.
—J. B. Risque, superintendent of thq
Bi-Metallic mine at Granite, is at the Cos
—George A. Bruffy, of Fish Creek, one
of the Montana disciples of Cincinnutus. is
visiting the capital.
—Dr. J. J. Backley, physician in charge
of the Northern Pacific hospital at Mis
soula, is in the city.
—Sam Alexander has returned from his
trip abroad, which he says he enjoyed very
much. He left his mother in Berlin.
— H. H. Maud, Cashier of the First Na
tional Bank of Billings, and one of the
pillars of the town's prosperity, is in the
—Hon. Lee Mantle, manager, aud John
B. Read, editor of the Butte Inter-Mountain,
are at the Cosmopolitan. Mr. Mantle ia
the prospective Speaker of the next Legis
lature, having been already so nominated
by a large constituency.
—John H. Tickner, lately with the Mon
tana club, has accepted the position of
clerk of the McDermott House, the new
hotel in Butte, which will be opened to
the public next mouth. A. Fred Wey ia
the proprietor of the new house.
—Prof. B. C. Wade, gymnasium mana
ger, and W. F. F. Sellick, secretary, of the
Y. M. C. A., have departed for their former
homes in the East. The finances of the
association compelled them to dispense
with the services of these officers whoso
places will be filled by local members.
—Robert E. Strahorn, the notea journal
ist and official writer-up of the Union
Pacific, is at the Cosmopolitan. Mr. Stra
horn's writings are widely known through
out the country, aud if his facile aud
graphic peu should be engaged on the
theme of Montana's greatness, as now seems
probable, the Territory will no doubt reap
great benefits thereby.
—Paddy Welch, light-weight pugilist of
the Pacific coast, ha9 returned from an ex
tended trip to Winnipeg, Dakota, and else
where East. He returns in good form, and
anxious to meet any man of his weight in
the country, barring Hawkins, whom, he
says be i* not now in a condition to en
counter in the fistic arena.
—News is received that Mr. D. T.
Goodell, of Prickly Pear valley, is lyiDg
seriously ill the home of his daughter, Mrs
E. H. Train at Atlantic, Mass. Mr.
Goodell had a severe spell of sickness at
home aud on his recovery wem. East for
recuperation. His friends here hope his
present iiiness may terminate in complete
restoration to health.
—D. J. Heyfron, of Missoula, was in the
city Sunday. He said the hearing of the
contest between himself and C. B. Mahoney
as to which was legally elected had been
postponed nntil the 26th inst. Meantime
a certificate of election has been issued to
Mahoney, who yesterday entered upon the
discharge of his duties of sheriff. Mr.
Heyfron is inclined to believe the case will
be dismissed in court.
George A. Rawson and bride, of Boston,
were in the city Saturday on their wed
ding trip to the Pacific Coast. Mr. Raw
son is a member of Turner, Clark & Raw
son, owners of the Woolston water works,
and is president of the company. He
stopped off at Helena to see his plant and
take his first impressions of Helena. The
latter were decidedly favorable and he was
well pleased with the management of the
water works.
Retired Officer.
Washington, December 19.—In the
House a bill for the retirement of Gen.
Andrew Smith, with rank of colonel of
cavalry, passed.
SCHAFFER—In Helena. Dec. 17,188S, of pneu
monia, John Schaffer, aged 49 years.
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