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OCAI I From the Dativ Herald of January ' SUICIDE. Julius E. Hart, Book-Keeper of J. T Murphy & Co., Blows Out His Brains with a Revolver. Despondency Caused by Sickness Leads to the Rash Act. A woman's scream, heartreading in its agonized tone, was heard issuing from the house of .1. E. Hart, 421 Broadway, at ten minutes of eight o'clock this morning. The first shriek was succeeded by a series of wails that alarmed the neighbors and brought them to the scene. A few near residents rushed in and found Mrs. Hart sitting on the bed, holding the hands of her husband, who lay outstretched in the couth, his head resting in a pool of blood on the pillowe, while streams of gore poured from his mouth and saturated the lied clothes in its crimson course. The woman'll screams were explained. HAKT HAD COMMITTED SUICIDE. The scene was heartrending. The poor wife, almost crazed from the shock, raved excitedly over the inanimate lorm, calling on her husband in terms of endearment to get up and imploring the neighbors to bring him back to life, moaning all the time in piteous strains and repelling every advance made by her friends to draw her away from her husband's corpse. For it was a corpse. Death must have been in stantaneous. Dr. Steele soon arrived and pronounced the man dead, when the stricken wife, growing hysterical as the last hope was taken away, fell into a nerv ous chill, ill which she waseasily led into the next room, propped up in a chair and wrapped in blankets. Coroner Alusser, who had been hastily summoned, then arrived and looked at the hotly. He set the hour for the inquest at hait-past nine. Meanwhile friends and neighbors did all in their power to solace the bereaved household, which consisted only of Mrs. Hart, and her cousin, Miss Powell, who is on a visit to her from Illinois. The young lady quickly recovered herself and assisted Mrs. Hillman, Mrs. Worth and other ladies of the neighborhood in caring for Mrs. Hart. In the course ot time the latter calmed down and was able to give 2 AN ACCOUNT OF THE AWFUL AFFAIR. This morning at half-past six, Mr. Hart arose and kindled the fire. He then went hack to bed and asked his wife if it was not time for her to get up and prepare breakfast. She arose, dressed herself and went to the kitchen. The fire was not burning well and she went out after some kindling. Returning in a few moments, she found the bed room door closed. This ap peared singular to her as her husband never did it before. She opened the door and he was still in bed. She asked him to get up and he replied that he would. She then returned to the kitchen and in a few moments went hack to the bed-room to see if her husband was up. The door was again closed. Opening it, she was horrified to see the room filled with powder smoke and her husband lying in a pool of blood on the bed, a smoking pistol clutched in his right hand. Subsequent events have been detailed above. HOW IT WAS DONE. Although Miss Powell was making her toilet in the next room and Mrs. Hart was ciose by in the kitchen, neither heard the shot, the first intimation of the tragedy being the dente smoke of burned powder tha' assailed her senses on opening the bed-room door. The unfortunate had evidently placed the re volver in his mouth and then covered his head with the bed clothes to mnlfle the sound. The weapon was a short barreled, 38 calibre revolver of the ball dog pattern, which Mr. Hart purchased about a year ago and carried with him wheu he was away from tome at a late hour. The frenzied wife had first Bnatcbed the pistol away from her husband's hand and placed it on the dressing case, where it was lying when a Herald reporter entered five minutes after the tragedy had occarred. THE VICTIM OF DESPONDENCY. John E. Hart was a tall, well bnilt man, with black hair and flowing black beard, • handsome type of his style. He was about 39 years of age and was a native of Missouri, bis father still living at Montrose in that State. He had been mar ried twice, and had a daughter by his first wife. The girl is about tifteen years old, and is at school in the East. He lived in Bozeman on first comiDg to Montana, and there married the present Mrs. Hart, about three or four years ago Shortly after his marriage he moved to Helena and entered the Model Grocery store, owned by Mr. Charles Jefferis. He afterwards became the chief bookkeeper for John T. Murphy & Co , and held that position at the time of bis death. He was a genial, sunny-tem pered man, and was the last person in the world to whom one would attribute sui cidal thoughts. He was very popular, and numbers a host of friends here and in Bozeman. During the recent campaign he was prominent in political work, being treasurer of the Democratic county committee. For several months he had beeD suffering with asthma and was under the care ot a physician. His wile, employer and friends have noticed that Hart was despondent—something unusual to his sun ny nature. It is believed that his condi tion so affected him that in a moment of despondency or insanity he committed the awful deed. His bereaved wife was formerly a Miss Frazier of Bozeman By her he has no living children, their little girl having died last summer. The scene of the tragedy was a small frame house. No. 421, ou Broadway, four doors east of Rodney street. The act was committed in a small room at the south east corner of the house, used by Mr. and Mrs. Hait as a bed room. THE INQUEST. Coroner Musser empanelled a jury at half past nine o'clock and proceeded to the house where the jurois viewed the body. Theouly witnessesexamiDed were Mrs. Hart and Miss Powell, who testified substantially the above given narrative of the event. The jury tb»n retired to the eoart house and made up ilieir verdict as follows: Territory of Montana, County of Lewis and C.arke—ss An iuquisi iou hold» u «t Helena, Lewis and Clarke county, Montana on this 7th day of January A. D. 18x9. before me, F. R. Musser •n , on r of *•! • y, upon the body ot Ju.ius E. liait, tiure lying dead, by a jury whose names are hereunto subscribed:, Said jurors npon their oaths do say: That said Julius E. Hart came to his death, about eight o'clock a. m. Janaary 7th, 1889, by a pistol wound in flicted by his own hand, at his residerce on Broadway in the city of Helena, county and Territory aforesaid. (Signed.) B. V. Clark, . John Worth, Sam Alexaner, George Bashaw, Arthur J. Craven, John W. Wade. After the inquest the body was turned over to the undertaker to prepare for burial. A telegram was then sent to N. Hart, father of the deceased, in Missouri, informing him of his son's tragic end. Dr. Musser, who examined the wound, says death mnst have been instantaneous, as the ballet went through the palate, lac erated the brainy tissues and lodged in the back of the skull. Consciousness must have ceased the instant the shot was fired. It is learned that deceased came to Mon tana about 12 years ago, residing until coming here in Bozeman, where he was book-keeper for different firms and at one time the agent of H. F. Galen's stage busi ness. All his old friends testify to his ex cellent character, uprightness and ability, lie was the soul of honor, and always gen erous to a fault. WHEN WILL WE GET HIM? of Another Hitch in the Recovery George Godas. The escaped prisoner Godas, convicted of the murderer of Embody and now confined at Regina, N. W. T., under sentence of extra dition to the United States, seems to be a very hard person to get hold of. After the several complications already appearing have been successfully dissolved, another hitch occurs to further delay his recovery by our officers. On Satur day, after receiving his warrant from President Cleveland, Sheriff Jefferis telegraphed the Canadian authorities at Regina, asking if Godas wonld be turned over to him on demand. The answer came back yesterday that the warrant of the Governor General of Canada authorized the delivery of the prisoner to James W. Hathaway and that Godas coaid not be delivered to any one else. Governor Leslie has telegraphed Secretary Bayard, asking him to inform the Governor General that the President had authorized Mr. Jefferis to receive Godas. This will probably be done, but it may compel Mr. Jefferis to travel clear to Ottawa and obtain another warrant for the delivery to him of the escaped prisoner. Godas will probably be back in Helena before the Fourth of July. GORDON RESPITED. The Benton Murderer Granted a Reprieve Until the First of March. Governor Leslie last week received an application from Charles Gordon for a commutation of sentence, Gordon was convicted of murder at the November term of court in Fort Benton and sentenced by Jadge Bach to be hanged on the 11th day of January, 1889. Prepa rations had already been made for the exe cution when Gordon asked the Governor to commute his sentence to life imprisonment . As a transcript of the testimony is volu minous and has just come to hand, and as the date set for the execution is Fri day of this week, the Governor will not have time to review the case before that. Sufficient cause, however, appearing that the application was worthy of consid eiation, the Governor has granted Gordon a respite and postponed his execution un til Friday, March 1st, 1889, which will en able him to weigh the matter with delib eration before deciding on the application. Gordon is confined in the Benton jail and has been informed of his reprieve. TELLS A THING OR TWO. The Genial ^Gen. Warren Gives Up Few Current News Items. A visit of Gen. Warren to the Capital never escapes the notice of our Democratic friends, who are always mistrustful that his presence in Helena signifies a political cataclasm or something worse. If it ( give any easement to the worriment of our esteemed contemporary, the organ, we do not mind saying that Gen. Warren's recent brief stay in Helena was altogether one of business in its aspects. "The sale of the Poorman mine to an eastern syndicate is on the tapis," remarked the General to a Herald representative. "At what figure ?" "The property goes at a million dollars if the owners are willing to give it up." "It is said to be paying good money," re marked the reporter. "The ore output is worth $1,000 a day, not less than $700 of which is profit." "Who all are the fortnnate partners?" "Well, there are quite a lot. Ben. Kingsbury's interest is worth $100,000. Woolman, Davis and others here have in terests valued at nearly as much. Mantle and myself have modest shares to the extent of $75,000." "And the purchase by the Eastern capi talists—that's a go?" "It rather looks that way. And in advance," remarked the General, "I am met by overtures from several of your en terprising citizens to invest at once my part of the proceeds." "Tell us about that." "One offers to exchange stock in a news paper for all the cash I feel inclined to give up." "Yes." "And another will take my money and give me an interest in a proposed publish ing company on a stock basis of $50,000." "Well, you are impatient, of course, to accept one or the other or both of these se dnctive offers?" "The truth is I am hesitating a little— say till I get my money, and then I may wait and think a while longer." With a broad smile on bis frank, open conutenaDce, Gen. Warren passed along and was soon lost to view among the street throng crowding Helena's business thor oughfares. Supreme Court. The Supreme Court term for January opened at the court house this morning. As only two of the Judges were present an adjournment was taken until this afternoon, when the session was convened with Chief Justice McConnell and Asso ciate J ustices Bach and DeVtolfe on the bench. Judge Liddell is expected in this evening. A number of important cases will come up at this term. A. O. U. W. Installation. A public installation of officers of the A. O. U. W. occarred at their hall over Parchen's drug store last night. The officers installed, with their titles, were as lollows : Master Workman, Wm. Zhstow; Foreman, J. H. French; Overseer, K H Howey; Guide, J. H. Boucher; Finan cier, W. M. Mann; Recorder, S. A. D. Hahn; Receiver, Fred Gamer; Inside Watchman, G. W. Reed; Outside Watchman, Gas Aldrich. Many visitors were present and after the installation ceremonies were concluded there was speaking, reading, and sapper. After which the hall was cleared and an enjoyable dance ensued. To be Buried in Bozeman. The remains of the late J. E. Hart will be taken to Bozeman, the former home of the deceased for interment Henry Arm strong and other friends will have charge of the body and will leave with it on this evening's train. J. from the Dally ; Herald of January 8. HELENA'S FIRES. a Interesting Data on the Three Con flagrations that Visited Our Fair City in the Early Days. The following letter, written by a gentleman well posted on the subject, will prove of interest to old timers and new comers alike: Helena, Mont, Jan. 7th, 1888. Col. W. F. Wheeler, Dear Sir:—In answer to your inquiries about the "Big Fires" which almost swept Helena out of existence, (below find cor rect data: The first great great fire in Helena oc curred on Wednesday, April 28, 1869, originating in a Chinese gambling house on the corner of West Main and Cutler streets and destroyed the greatest part of the business portion of the town. The second great fire in Helena, by which a large portion of the best bnilt residences was destroyed, occarred Friday, August 23d, 1872, at 3 o'clock p. m. The fire was first dicovered in the rear part of the Northern Pacific Hotel, located on Main street a few doors north of Broad way, in the old building formerly used as a district court room. Six whole blocks and a fraction of the seventh, from Ewing to Main street were burned Total loss, $140,000; insurance, $10,300. The third great fire in Helena, which originated in a Chinese restanrant or gambling house on the east side of We?t Alain street between Bridge and Cntler streets, occured Friday morning, January 9th, 1874, at 6 o'clock. The city was again baptized by tire, with 150 buildings de stroyed. Total loss estimated at $850,000, with nearly half of the business portion of the town in ashes, and Chinatown again the origin of the fire. Only one life was lost—that of Conrad Knipper an employee of the International Hotel. The Herald of that day said: "Fortitude and faith are indeed the duties of the hour, and although the blow that has fallen upon us is a serious one, yet it is not necessarily fatal, and we will soon sur vive the great destruction that has beeu wrought. The recuperative powers of Western men are very great, and nowhere more remarkable than in Montana. They have been tested before and found eqnal to the emergency, and we believe our merchants and all others who have sustained losses will pass through this fiery ordeal with as little embarrassment as they did in the great fire of 1869. Let every man try his best and see wbat kind of metal he is made of." The Herald's prophecy has ben glori ously fulfillled, for out of the smould ering ashes of our triple fiery misfortune, has .arisen a modern Helena, the admira tion of visitors, the glory and pride of her wide awake citizens and fittingly named the "Queen City of the Mountains." Respectfully, C. D. Curtis A Society Event. [St. Paul Pioneer Press—Jan. 4th. | The hotel Ryan last evening was the scene of one of the most magnificent re ceptions and balls given in St. Paul so ciety this season, the occasion being the debut of Miss Cornelia Day Wilder, the daughter of A. H. Wilder, of Summit avenue, a youug lady but recently returned from abroad, where she has been for sev eral years past finishing her education. Probably never before in the history of St. Paul's grand social events has there been seen such elaborate floral decoration. The parlors were literally deluged with the choicest productions of the hot house, and appeared like blossiming bowers in spring time. Mr. and Mrs. Wilder "and Miss Wilder were assisted in receiving by Col. and Airs. C. A. Broadwater, of Helena, Alont., Dr. and Mrs. S. D. Flagg, Alesdames W. R. Alerriman, J. I Beaumont and H. P. Up ham, and Mr. W. W. Price. The reception was held in parlor I, which presented an attractive appearance with its glittering lights and gorgeons decorations, supple mented by the superb costumes of the ladies present. Board of Trade. The Board of Trade has issued the fol lowing circular letter addressed to the citizens of Helena for the year 1889 and its publication is intended as a personal request made to each of the old members and to as many new members as may wish to join for the present year: Helena, M. T., Jan. 8,1888. SiR:—Your membership in the Helena Board of Trade is deemed important at the present time, in view of the effort now being made to place this home institution npon a financial ba-us that will enable it the better to advance the best interests of the City of Helena. While keeping abreast of the time that promises propitious results in proportion to the united efforts put forth by the Board of Trade for the general good, the hope is ex pressed that this request for your member ship is not made in vain. Upon the pay ment of $10 to T. H. Kleinschmidt, treas urer of the Helena Board of Trade, a certi ficate of membership will be issued to yoa for the year 1889. Respectfully yours, Robert C. Walker, Secretary. Over the Hills to the Pen. Sheriff Jefferies left this morning for Deer Lodge with two prisoners for the penitentiry — John Sterling and John Bond, both convicted at the fall term of court. Sterling will remain five years for manslaughter and Bond eight years for highway robbery. Northern Pacific Earnings. The earnings of the Northern Pacific for the month of December, compared with the same month last year, were as follows: Increase. 8195,877 39 70.364 11 14,598 84 1888. Freight...........$1,000,992 Passenger...... 374.015 Miscellaneous 87,606 1887. 8805,114 61 303 650 89 73,097 16 Total........81,462,613 81 181,773 66 8289,840 34 Election of Officers. At a stated meeting held January 6th, the Helena Typographical Union, No. 95, elected the following officers to eerve for the ensuing six months: President—George Major. Vice President— L. T. Proctor. Treasurer—Wm. McClatchey. Financial Secretary— C. W. Study. Corresponding Secretary— C. F. Scheers. Executive Committee—Alex. Wright, A. J. Rnmmell, H. N. Potter. Sergeant-at-Arms—George B. Staring. The weakness and debility which re sult from illness may be speedily over come by the nse of Ayer's Sarsaparilla. This is a safe, bat powerful tonic, assists digestion, regulates the liver and kidneys, and cleanses the blood of all germs of disease. a From the Daily Herald of January 9 HE RAISED IT. A Man bv the Name of Jones Alters a $25 Draft to $2500 and Gets fit Cashed at the First Na tional Bank. It was not a man by the name of Gappy but a mau with the more commonplace cognomen of Jones. He played a little game of poker with the First National Bank of this city last week and raised them on the first deal. That is, he raised a draft from $25 to $2,500 and got it cashed at the First National for the latter amount. The affair has been kept quiet for a few days iu the hope that the swind ler might be arrested. The way it hap pened was: Last November Jones was in Helena and did some busiuess with the First National bank, placing his signature on their books and having several transactions with them, all of which turned out to be perfectly square and legitimate. At one time he got cashed a draft on one of the Butte banks for $1,300, which was promptly honored. Jones left town and nothing was heard of him until the holidays. On New Year day he fell in with a real estate man of Helena and intimated that he was on the lookout for a residence site, as his mother lived in Butte and he wanted to get her away from the smelter smoke and .transfer his residence to Helena. The real estate man soon had him in tow and showed him a nice resi dence lot or the East Side, the price of which was $900. Jones said he would take it, but could not pay lor it nntil the next day, the banks being closed on New Years. Jones then wanted to buy some horses and induced his real estate friend to drive him down the valley, where he looked at some horses belonging to Mr. Stanchfield. He found none that suited his fastidions taste and returned to the city without having purchased. Next day, January 2nd, Jones and the real estate man went to the First National bank, where Jones introduced himself. He said to avoid the trouble of identification he had taken the precaution to have his banker in Butte send over his signature to the First National, which he said would also be foand on the register in the bank, as he had done some business here in No vember. The officers said they had re received the signature from Butte and that it tallied with the autograph on their register. Air. Jones then PRESENTED A DRAFT FOR $2,500 on the Traders' National Bank, of Spokane Falls He explained to the cashier that he desired to leave $900 in the bank to pay for the lot he had purchased, and would turn over the money on the pre sentation ot the deed next day and also re tain the deed until he called tor it. This the obliging officials agreed to aud cashed the draft, giving Air. Jones $1,600 in cash and retaining the balance for the lot. Jones then lett the bank and soon after left town. The next day the real estate man called at the bank, turned over the deed to the lot and received his $900, the deed being placed in the vault to await the return of Mr. Jones. But Mr. Jones has not returned as yet. On Thursday the First National received advices from the Traders Bank at Spokane that the draft paid Jones had been raised from $25 to $2,500. This gave Mr. Jones' scheme away and the officers were at once pat on his track. A man has been arrested at Winnipeg, answering bis description and having in his possession a $1,000 bill. As Jones took a bill of this denomination from the First National it is thought the right man has been caught. Jones represented himself to be a logging contractor in the Coeur d'Alenes and the draft he raised was from the bank of Wardner npon the Traders bank at Spo kane Falls. It is since learned that only a short time ago Jones played a similar trick on another bank at that place, the Bank of Spokane, getting cashed a draft which he had raised from $15 to $1,500. He worked his game in Helena so adroitly that the bank officers were at first inclined to think that he had himself been victimized and that some other person had raised the draft, but in the light of subsequent de velopments the guilt is firmly fastened upon Jones. INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS. The Two Helena Lodges of Odd Fel lows Hold a Joint Meeting. Alontana Lodge No. 1 and Excelsior Lodge No. 5,1. O. O. F., united last even ing in the installation of their officers for the carrent year. ü. I. Stone, D. G. M., assisted by Henry Asmnssen as G. M , W. T. Boardman as G. W., F. E. Thieme as G. S., C. H. Connor as G. T. and J. H. AIcFar land as G. G., dnly installed the officers of the respective lodges as follows: MONTANA LODGE NO. I. N. G., Emil Klage; V. G , W. H. Hunt, secretary, Alassena Ballard; treasurer] Alorris Silverman; P. G., John Winkleman' warden, George E. Kienzle; conductor, F' E. Thieme; O G., J. Ginsberg; Î. GJ Robert Thompson; R. S. N. G , I. G. Stone> L. S. N. G., Tom Mackaness; R S. V. G.> G. B. Dorsey; L. S. V. G., A. M. Jacobi' R. S. S., Joseph I. Lebert; L. S. S., W. H. Orr. EXCELSIOR LODGE NO. 5. N. G., Wm. H. AlcCann; V. G., J. Rum mel; Sec'y, D. J. Wait; Treas., E. M. Gould; R. S., J. P. McCabe; L. S. James Wantz; Condnctor, R. H. Beckwith; W., John Biler; O. S. G-, C. D. Ebert; I. S. G , H. L. Jennison; R. S. S, David Keenan; I. S. S., G. A. Miner. The lodges reported as being in excellent condition. Alontana Lodge has 91 mem bers, with a cash balance in the treasury of $197132. Excelsior Lode has 117 members and a fall treasury. After the business of the evening was completed a banquet was held which was participated n by a host of the brethern Resolutions of Condolence. At a meeting of Helena Lodge, No. 2, I. O. G. T., held Monday, Jan. 7th the follow ing resolutions were adopted on tne death of Mrs. Gnsta Winteis, which occurred Dec. 17,1888. Whereas, The Great Rnler of the uni verse in His infinite wisdom has seen fit to remove from on'- midst oar worthy and esteemed sister, and Whereas, In the removal of the de ceased sister, the Order of Good Templars lose a zealous member; be it Resolved, That the sadden demise of the beloved member leaves a shadow that will be deeply realized by all members of the order, and Resolved , That with deep sympathy with the afflicteid relatives of the deceased, we express an earnest hope that even so great a bereavement may be ordered for their highest good, and Resolved , That the secretary be instructed to place a copy of these resolutions in pos session of the daily papers of this city for publication and an engrossed copy be pre sented to the family of the deceased. Mrs. A. H. Priest, Mrs. H. Kirkendall, Committee. Attest : C. F. Scheers, Secretary. GARDEN CITY. Something More About the Scheme for Selling Lots in a Utah Townsite. Mr. Hollingworth, or as he pronounces it, 'Ollingworth, is a young Englishman from Salt Lake, who is now in Helena as agent for the Garden City addition to Salt Lake, mention of which was made in oar last issue. Air. Hollingworth thinks that he is abased aud strennously objects to having his project mentioned in the same breath with the swindle perpetrated by one Simon Hamburg not many moons since. He denied the Herald's state ment that his scheme bore a suspicious similarity to Hamburg's and interviewed our reporter to dispel the illusion. Mr. Hollingworth explained his scheme and the reporter explained Ham burg's. At the end of the interview Mr. Holling worth was satisfied that there was no resemblence whatever between the schemes while the reporter was equally persuaded that the projects were as near alike as any two schemes to disposa ot town lots could be. Hamburg sold lots in Border City for $2 to Helena people, who had never seen the ground and did not know what its char acter was. Hollingworth wants to sell lots in Garden City for $50 apiece to Hel ens people who have never seen the ground and do not know its charatcer. Hamburg's scheme proved to be a swindle. Holling worth's may or maj u at prove so. His ex planation of the Garden City project is: Mr. Ed. Senior, o. Salt Lake, purchased 160 acres of land in the Salt Lake valley about five miles south of Salt Lake City ou the Utah & Nevada railroad. This he has laid out (or part of it) into a townsite which he calls Garden City, or Garden City addition to Salt Lake. He has divided the plot into blocks, lots, streets and alleys, the lots being 25x140 feet, and has thrown them on the market. Some have been sold in Salt Laze, Butte and elsewhere. Air. Hollingworth is the agent for selling lots in Helena and Butte. He offers lots for $50, apiece .and upwards, giving pur chasers the benefit of paying for them in monthly installments of $4, which are paid into some bank until the desired amount is accumulated and the deed turned over. This is all perfectly square. But the purchasers have no guaranty, except some newspaper clippings and testimonials which Air. Hollingworth presents in book form, that the land is worth anything. These testimonials show that the title to the ground is in Mr. Ed. Senior, for whom Air. Holiingworch is agent, and that the soil is a "sandy loam," watered by artesian wells, with the usual endorsement of its eligi bility for suburban residences, etc. Not wishing to do Air. Hollingworth an injustice, the Herald is of the opinion that, even conceding the legitimacy of the scheme, our people had better let it alone. In the first place the site of Garden City, or the land around the site is covered witU sage brash growing in a bed of sand. Our reporter remembers having seen several patches of alkali in the vicinity, too. The place is on a line of narrow gnage railroad that runs oat to the lake and near the Jordan river, into which the sewerage of Salt Lake must go The growth of the city has always been in the opposite direction, towards the north. The cheapest lot offered by Air. Hollingworth is $50, or $2 per front foot for ground five or six miles away from Salt Lake City. There is no settlement, at least of consequence, on the site aud the value of Garden City lots is,purely spemlatory. There is a Garden City in another county of Utah, which has a postoffice and a population of two or three hundred. Was Garden City No. 2 named so as to mislead the public? The coin cidence of name was suggested to Air. Hol lingworth, but he could not explain why his townsite was christened after a Utah town that already existed. Furthermore $2 a front foot will buy property within five of six miles of Helena that offers a better chance for speculation. Mr. P. P. Shelby, General Manager of the Alontana Central, who lived in Salt Lake for several years, was asked what he thought of the Garden City project. After examining the scheme he said: "Don't yon touch it. That ground was formerly the lake bottom and is not worth much. No donbt they can get artesian wells on it. Bat the city of Salt Lake is growing the other way, towards Camp Donglass, and in my opinion will not reach ont to Garden City in fifty years. Put your money into Helena property." Oh, yes, the Garden City project may be legitimately conducted, bat we don't think the scheme will find any favor with Helena people. The best anodyne and expectorant for the care of colds and coughs and all throat, lung, aod bronchial troubles; is, undontedly, Ayer's Cherry Pectoral. Ask your drug gist for it, and, at the same time, for Ayer's Almanac, which is free to all. Postoffice Business. The annual report of Postmaster Curtis shows that a large amount of business was transacted in the Helena postoffice daring the year 1888. The amonnt of money or ders and postal notes issued, sale of stamps, deposits and rent of boxes reached $991, 065.08. The total amount amount paid ont in this department was $922,308.89. In the registry de partment133,774 packages were handled daring the year. The average nnmber of letters mailed daily was 7,125; papers and parcels 840. Sixty-fonr tons of printed matter was mailed for publishers, exclu sive of circulation in the county. Letters distributed, daily average, 6,270; parcels 40; papers 2,800. The following table for the year shows how business has increased in the carrier department : ................263,669 ................169(500 ................ 29(588 Registers..................................... ...............289,223 ................ 9,449 ................ 20,779 Total pieces.......................... The Empire. In sinking a winze from the 500 foot level of the Empire mine, the workmen yesterday struck a body of rich ore at the depth of thirty-five feet and were follow ing it down when stopped by the inflow of water. Nothing further can be done at this place until a pump is pat in. Man ager Wallace came in from the mine yes terday and purchased a large Knowles pnmp, which will be shipped at once and pat ap as soon as possible. Great results are expected from the new strike as soon as the water can be controlled and sinking resumed.____ A Curious Patent. Washington special: Among the carions patents isaned recently is one to Gillette, the actor author, for the stage effect repre senting the clatter of horses feet, which has been so mack used in recent plays. The issuance of this patent establishes the right to patent any stage trick, even if it be as simple as prodneing thunder. In other words, no man can steal another man's thunder with impunity. t I. TOWN ASP TEBBIT0BY. —We ackuowledge the receipt of a copy of the biennial report of Adjutant General C. W. Turner. It makes an excellent show ing for the Alontana mlitia. —The official bond of Moses Quentin was filed yesterday with the county clerk and recorder. John Steinbrenner and Adolph LaSalle are sureties iL the sum of $ 2 , 000 . —Great Falls Tribune. Word has been received in town of the death of Cyrus Clapp, a venerable resident of the Chest uut valley, where he owned a ranch. He was the father of Mrs. Jacob Sieben. —Sidney M. Logan, a law student in the office of Wade, Toole and Wallace, was on Alonday admitted to practice at the bar of Montana by the supreme court. Air. Logan is a young man of ability and has a career of promise before him. ----- —Glendive Independent: William Low6 has received patent papers for a simple device in the way of a riveter. He has been offered $10,000 for the patent unso licited but he knows a good thing when he sees it. He will get at least twice that amount for the patent. —Yesterday (Sunday) the Helena Typo graphical Union voted that newspapers alter January 14 th shall not nse any mat ter famished by the American Press Ass ciation except on the payment ol a penalty to printers employed of the fall price charged for composition. —Benton River Press: The ice crop is very backward this year and unless the weather for ice improves there is every in dication that the crop will prove a failure. It is entirely to green to pall at this writing, though we noticed one enterpris ing individual trying to find enough ice to make a mint julep. —Workmen on the Grand Opera House at Butte are complaining because they had received no wages for four weeks aud yes terday threatened to place a lien npon the property. John Alaguire was expected home from New York last night and on his arrival, doubtless, the matter was settled satisfactorily to all concerned. ----- — W. G. Smith, accused of stealing from the Northern Pacific depot a carload of wood belonging to Greenhood, Bohm & Co., had a trial Saturday before a jury in Judge Sanders' coart and was acquitted. County Attorney Balliett prosecuted and F. P. Sterling conducted the defense. The trial consumed the entire afternoon. —The Montana Lnmber and Alannfac turing company have filed article of incor poration with Secretary Webb. The object of the company is to do a general timber business. The incorporators are A. M. Holter, W. H. Gebauer and William Thomson. The capital stock is $200,000 and place of business Helena. —Mr. B. J. Hummel and bride were tendered a reception at the residence of Mrs. James Lewis, a few evenings ago, many friends attending to present their congratulations. Mr. Hammel is one of the corps of Northern Pacific telegraphers at the depot and was married Christmas eve at Alilwaukee to Miss Mabel Hamilton, an accomplished young lady of that city. —Alias Sadler will begin her dancing classes next Wednesday. She will have two classes, one for gentlemen and the other for ladies and children. The young lady bears letters of recommendation from prominent ladies in Salt Lake, where she achieved great success in her work. She will be the guest of Mrs. D. W. Fisk this week, aud all desiring to consult her and join her classes can call npon her there. —John Gujon was arrested a few days ago on suspicion of being one Lyman D. Follet, former probate judge of a county in Michigan, who is wanted there for forger ies and embezzlement committed during his term ot office. Gnjoo was identified by several parties who proved conclusively that he was not the man, although he bore a striking resemblence to Follett. The prisioner was accordingly discharged this morning. —The amended complaint in the case of the Northern Pacific railroad company vs. C. W. Cannon et al. was filed yesterday with the dark of the distict court. This is the lawsuit over 160 acres of of ground in the west end of Helena. The amended docu ment alleges that the complaint was filed within two years of the discovery of fraud. This supplies the omission, on ^ftocnnt of which the former comptais! was declared deficient, and the case will now go to trial on its merits. —Butte Inter Mountain: To-day is a big pay day in the camp. The Boston & Montana company to day paid oat a cool $100,000 in wages which will soon find its way iato the numeroas business channels of the camp. Besides this the Alontana Union paid off its employees, the amount being $25,000. In a few days the Ana conda, Blue Bird, Alice, Lexington, Aloul ton, Clark's Smelter, Colorado, Goldsmith and other mines will have pa? days, which added to the $125,000 paid ont to-day, will swell the total monthly wages in the ag gregate to the enormous sum of $750,000. FBJtfONAL. C—John McAInrry, formeriy on the city staff of the Batte Inter Mountain , has taken the position of reporter on the Inde pendent. —Mrs. Wm. Rogers, of Bonlder valley, is in the city with her daughter Alice, whom she has placed at school at St. Vincents Academy. —Wm. Hermann, of Butte, arrived in Helena yesterday in company with his brother George, who has been traveling in Earope daring the past year. —Walter S. Kelley, of the U. S. Assay Office, has gone ont on a tour of gathering statistics as to the output of Montana mines for 1888. The data will be used by Assayer Braden for his report to the Director of the Mint. —John Clifford Cowles, an artist of New York, is at the International. Air. Cowles is an adept with the pencil and brush and is ont to look over the scenery of the Man itoba and Alontana Central roads, with the view of sketching some prominent land scapes for presentation on canvass. Miss Nettie Sadler arrived from Salt Lake Saturday to take ap her residence in Helena. Miss Sadler is an acco. tplished yonng lady thoroughly versed in the art of saltation, and will soon open a dancing school in Helena. She was similarly en gaged in Salt Lake, where she met with great success. MAH.H.IBD, DILLARD—SIMPSON—In Helena January let, 1889, Mr. Buchanan Dillard and Miss Lucy Slimpson, both of Helena. HIOSON-REYNOLOS—At the residence of the bride's mother, Helena, Montana, on the evening of January 3d, by Rev. Dr. Raleigh, Frederic D. Higson, of Ëlkhorn, to Miss Hattie I. Reynolds. TRAVIS.—In Helena, on January 6, 1889, to the wife of George Travis, a son. BARBOUR— Ir Helena January 3d, '.889. to the wife of Hervey Barbour, a daughter. SIBS. HONNEGAN— January 1, 1889, at 13 oîclock m.. Mary, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Hounegan, aged 3 years and 4 months. BUSCHJSR—At Indianapolis, lnd., Dec. 30, 1888, Mrs. Martha Busch« )', mother of Mrs. A. Weisen horn, of this city. STORM SEWERS. Engineer Miller Suggests Box Flumes For the Present. It is generally kuown that the sewerage system now being built in Helena is wliat is called the "separate system" —that is it to designed to carry offmerely the drainage of houses and makes no provision ,for the disposal of surface or storm water. Hence some other means mast be devised for con ducting rain water or water from melting snow safely off the streets. In cities where the "separate system'' is used, this is done by building extra sewers known as "storm water sews." The propriety of introduc ing these storm water sewers in Helena was referred by the council to G. N. Miller, sanitary engineer, for consideration, and he made the matter the subject of a lengthy report to that body at the last meeting. In his report Mr. Aliller con fined himself to LAST CHANCE GULCH, which which receives a good deal of storm water from the tributary water shed. In asmuch as the streets are not paved, he does not think it advisable at present to put in permanent storm water sewers. These are built of stone or brick and would cost about $10 per lineal foot. This is the class of storm sewer that mast be built eventually in Helena, but at present the condition of the streets is not far enough advanced in the way of paving and grad ing to warrant their construction. Hence Mr. Miller advises the use of box flumes. The so-called "elongated cesspool" that stretches from Bridge street to Sixth avenue, can be cleaned out, repaired aud used for this purpose, providing it is extended across Lawrence and down Centre street. To get a good outlet about 450 feet of flume would have to be built at the north end of the present fiume. This would cost only $350 per foot, or about $1,500. After the sewers are in use and the prevailing filth injections into the fiume cut off, the box fiume could be safely depended on to carry ofi' all the storm water from the Last Chance water shed until the time arrived for the con struction of permanent storm water sewers. A disease breeder. Air. Aliller's report is accompanied by colored sketches of the different storm sewers considered and also presents a pic ture of the interior of the present fiume. clogged as it is with piles of filth, dead carcases of dogs and cats, barrels, boxes, hoop-skirts, bustles, branches of trees, tin cans, hoots and shoes and a hundred other articles of debris that careless people have thrown into the flume. From the result of Air. Aliller s examination of this flame, there can be no doubt that it is a reeking receptacle of decaying vegetable and animal matter that is constantly gener ating poisonous gases. Hurry up the day when :t can be cleaned out and the sew erage that now goes into it diverted into its proper channel—the new sewer pipe. SUIT FOR A MILLION. The Government After the Northern Pacific for Cutting Timber Along its Line. One of the most important cases that the Alinnesota circuit court has had to do with for years was filed last Thursday in the clerk's office, in St. Paul. It is a bill of discovery and relief, brought by the Uuited States of America through its representa tive, Attorney General Ganand, against the Northern Pacific Railroad Company, and involves something over $1,000,000. It is addressed to the judges of the circait conrt for the district of Alinnesota, and is quite voluminous, covering over twenty pages of closely printed matter. It is claimed tha t at varions times be tween July 4, 1879, and the present time the defendant company, by and through its officers, agents, employes and contract ors, unlawfully entered upon the pnblic and nnsnrveyed timber domain along the line of the railroad west of Bear Mouth station, and cat large snd valuable amounts of timber in many places, entirely denad ing the land of umber and destroying or greatly impairing the value of the land, and such trespasser« are still being carried on. The orator is unable to state the ex tent of the trespass, but is informed and charges the tact to be that, there has been cut in Montana, 6fi00 ,000 feet of timber, worth $1,000,000, and in Idaho, 1,000,000 feet, worth $200,0C0. The orator is informed that the timber so cut has been taken indiscriminately from unsurveyed lands withont regard as to whether the same wonld be odd or even numbered sections when surveyed. It is charged that the company has used the timber for the construction of road beds, bridges, station houses, etc , aud that although the defendant company has been frequently requested to account for the timber cat unlawfully, it has refused to comply with the same. As conclusions the orator prays: 1. That an accounting be taken under the direction of the court of all the timber cat unlawfully and the value thereof. 2. That the Northern Pacific company, together with its officers and employes, be forever restrained by the order and injunc tion of the court from further trespassing upon the timber lands, hereinbefore men tioned. 3. That the defendant company, its officers and employes be enjoined from catting any timber upon the unsurveyed land of the United States, except from lands adjaceut to the line of the road neces sary to its construction. 4. And for such further relief as the court may see fit to graut. The bill is signed by A! H. Garland, At torney General United States, per Henry W. Hobson, special United States attorney of court, and countersigned by George N. Baxter, United States Attorney for Min nesota. Impure Blood Is the cause of Boils, Carbuncles, Pimples, Eczema, and cutaneous erup tions of all kinds. There can be uo per manent cure for these complaiuts until the poison is eliminated from the sys tem. 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