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from the Daily Herald of January 21. A HORSE HOLOCAUST Zeigler's Stable Burns This Morning and Fourteen Horses Perish in the Flames. A Wareroom of Charles K. Wells Also Bumed---Total Loss About $9,000. A few moments before three o'clock this morning Officer Vanasse saw the reflection of a light that seemed to come from upper Clore street, and, hurrying to the spot lound flames breaking through the roof and side of John Zeigler's livery stable, corner of Wall street and Park avenue, or Clore street. He at once notified the Are department and Richards, the driver of the engine, hustled out of bed, hitched up the hose cart and, with the assistance of a Chinaman, no one else being available, soon reached the scene of the lire and got a stream of water playing. It was not until after three o'clock and after the first water had been turned on, that the tower watch man rang the alarm. Men soon flocked to the scene and some assisted the firemen in laying hose, while others began THE WORK OK RESCUE. j^Men who were sleeping in the upper story of the stable were safely routed out and about filteen horses were led out of the basement and placed in safety. Carriages, wagons, harness and other goods wpre hastily snatched from the burning build ing, but the flames had gained such head way before the fire was discovered that there was little time to save anything, and fourteen horses had to be left in their stalls in the basement, where they all perished from tire and smoke. Eight vehicles, con sisting mostly of new buggies, were also burned. THE FIRE STARTED n a small frame building adjoining the stable on the north and used by Chas. K Wells as a ware room for old pianos, mould ings and fire works. The flames spread each way and both the store room and the stable burned together. The former was totally destroyed with all of its contents. There were five pianos bnrned, but they were old ones that had been rented out for years and were not worth much. All told, Mr. Well's loss will not exceed $1,51)0. He was uninsured on this building because it was used to store fireworks, and insurance companies will not pay such losses unless it can be shown that the fire did not origi nate trom the fireworks One theory of the fire this morning lays its origin to these combustibles. DROWNED OUT. In a short time the firemen had eight streams of water playing on the fire, one from a Hale plug and seven from Woolston hydrants. The pressure was strongenough to knock a man down and lasted as long as the streams were used, which was over two hours. The fire was literally drowned, and this morning at 9 o'clock there must have been four feet of water in the basement, showing what an enormous amount ot water had been used. In this connection it may be stated that after the fire there was six feet of water in the Woolston reservoir. As a result, the walls of the building, which was a two-story frame plastered on the outside, are still standing, but the inside is badly burned. Timbers and roof supports, however, are so badly charred that it will be necessary to tear down most ot the building. The side walls may still be used. Including build ing, horses and livery goods Mr. Zeigler places his loss at from $7,000 to $8,000. He is insured for $4,000 with the following agencies: WITH L. F. LACROIX. Home Mutual company (on building) $2,000; Fireman's Fund (on building) $ 1 , 000 . ^ WITH C. F. ELLIS & CO. » Ætna company (stock, vehicles and har ness) $1,000. OVERVATIONS ON THE SIDE. The question is asked, is the Legislature a Jonah? Every time the Solons assem ble in the capital one or 'more fires occur. It was during the session of the Legislature four years ago that we had thirteen fires in two weeks. * * * Coffee and refreshments were furnished the firemen by the Bon Ton and other re sorts in the vicinity of the fire, for which the hard-worked laddies were very thank ful. The boys labored diligently and de serve credit for their successful efforts. * * * The origin of the fire is wrapped in mys tery. Home attribute it to an incendiary and others to accident. The place where it is supposed to have started was unfre quented and never occupied at night. The officers are investigating the cause. The frame building in which the lire started was an old land mark and was built in the early days. For years it was occupied by Daly's paint shop, being turned toother uses after the death of that painter. It was left below the street level when Clore street was graded and the site is now scarcely recognizable to old tim ers. * * * One of the water company furnishes the following statement about the water: "Seven streams were tak en from the Woolston hydrants and used lor three hours and fifteen minutes. The pressure at the engine house was 85 pounds before and after the fire. The en tire supply was furnished by direct pres sure from the pumping works, except ten inches used out of the reservoir. One stream was taken from a Hale hydrant alter the lire was uuder control and was used about a half hour. * * * Expressions of sympathy for the poor dumb brutes, which stood hitched to their stalls until flames and smoke ended their lives, were beard on ail sides. Their black ened aud roasted carcasses afforded a sick ening spectacle this morning This plan of keeping horse* iu a basement, thougn gen erally in use throughout the country, does seem wiong. If a lire occurs it is next to impo*sible to rescue all the stock. In a similar tire in Ry. Zeigler's stable last year nineteen horses were cremated. * * * Fire Marshall Wiumr narrowly escaped a severe accideut. He was groping thiough the secoud story of the stable, lantern m hand, the smoke so densa that he could scarcely breathe or see, when he fell through an open hatchway to the first floor, g distance of fifteen feet. He struck on his thigh and arm bat escaped with only some severe braises. It was a close call for life aud limb. He was taken home in a hack, bat soon after again appeared on the streets ready to tackle another lire. * * * The disaster just cbronicled is another reflection upon Helena's fire department and system of alarm. Had the bnilding is by and ing be has he the who with very his ed in fifty er. The Dane my where the fire originated been connected with the central station by the electro mercurial system of fire alarms, the flames would not have had twenty minutes start of the department. Another pertinent sug gestion to our city government: Is not the prevention or modification of such a loss as occurred this morning sufficient in itself to warrant the maintenance of a well paid fire department? THE RADERSBURG MURDER. Hossfeld's Slayer Only a Boy, Who is Well Connected.—A Doubt as to His Intention. Mr. John D. Ripley, the Radersburg merchant, is in the city to-day and brings further particulars of the killing of Robert Hossfeld by John Freeman there last Fri day. He says the tragedy occurred about a half hour before noon. Both men were drunk. Freeman, who is only twenty-two years oid, is not in the habit of drinking and that day the liquor he took rendered him perfectly crazy. Mr. Ripley saw him a half hour after the shoot ing and told him that he had killed Hoss feld. Freeman could not realize it and in his drunken way said "where is Hossfeld anyway? I want to go out and have a drink with him." Mr. Ripley says it was 12 hours after the shooting before he could be made to realize that he had killed Hoss field. The two men had no words over the pasturage bill, according to Mr. Rip ley's tale. Freeman had settled the bill and they both went in to take a drink. There were only a few men in the saloon at the time, and they, too, were badly intoxicated so it is difficult to get an account of the affair One of the witnesses was a German from Helena, who was visiting Mr. Hossfeld. He had some difficulty with Mr. Freeman in the saloon and bad a fight with him, both ot them rolling on the floor. Hossfeld interfered and pulled off the German, alter which he (Hossfeld) and Freemau went off to a corner of the room to talk. The German pays, so Mr. Ripley informs us, that he saw Freeman take out his revolver as if to show it to Hossfeld, and the next moment he heard the shot. Freeman did not attempt to shoot a second time. He was not in the habit of carrying a revolver, but had secured the weapon the day before from Mr. Ripley, as he intended to leave that day for his home on the Musselshell. The pistol was his and he had left it with Mr. Ripley for safe keeping. Freeman had always born a good reputation since coming to Montana two years ago. His father is in business on Canal street, New York city and his brother Joseph lives in Morris town, N. J. The latter started for Mon tana on receipt of ,the news and will be here in a few days. It is possible injustice has been done Mr. Freeman in first reports of the occurrence and we give the above as told by a disinterested gentleman. Free man waived a hearing before Justice Clay ton on Saturday and was sent to the coun ty jail at Boulder, where he will await the grand jury. _ Frisbie-Fisk. Friends in Helena are in receipt of cards announcing the marriage, at White Bear, Minn., of George H. Frisbie and Miss Dell Fisk. The happy event transpired Wed nesday, the 16th inst. The bride is the only daughter of Col. James L. Fisk, of overland expedition fame, who brought in the early sixties hun dreds of settlers to Montana. Miss Dell, then a little toddler, came with her parents to the Territory in 1866, a few years later returning to the Minnesota home at White Bear, where she grew up to womanhood. The groom, who recently paid a visit to Helena, formed a number of pleasant acquaintances here. He is an ar tist of repute, a resident of St. Paul, where he is known for many excellent qualities of head and heart. The young couple are cordially congratulated by uncles, cousins and aunts, joined by many friends here and elsewhere in Montana. Card of Thanks. To the many friends of John M. Moore, late of Helena, Montana: The undersigned, mo I her of John M. Moore, who lost his life at or near Helena. Montana, on the 26th of December,)1888,tenders the sincerest thanks of a fond mother to the Montana Central Railway company] and its employees for the kind regards and tokens of respect shown in the care and burial of her well beloved son. Like thanks are also dae to Rector Webb of the Episcopal church, anti any others to whom she ows an unpaid and lasting debt of gratitude. Her grateful ness is also dne to the Helena Daily Herald for copies of papers containing accounts of his sad death and barial. Though thousands of miles intervene be tween a warm mother's heart and the place where a loving son's cold lorm is resting, yet the mound beneath which he is seen in her imagination is one of the sacred (spots of earth. May you look upon his grave with tenderness and kind ness, is the wish of a mother who ever re members you. Evaline Burr. Frightfully Bitten. The little son aged .about eight years, of Mrs. Riley, living in the Sixth ward, was yesterday terribly bitten by the hunting dog, "Wat," owned by Col. Handley. The child's lip, face and one hand were fright fully lacerated, and in dressing the wonnds and stitching the horrible bites the Bur geons, Dr. Leiser and assistants, were obliged to administer anaesthetics. The little one is said to be disfigured for life. The dog "Wat" is an animal highly valued by his owner, but is a dangerous one. This is the second attack upon children, and it is supposed the dog, notwithstand ing the attachment of its owner, will now be killed. Since writing the above Col. Hnndley has called to say that he deeply regrets the injuries inflicted npon the child and that he has dispatched the dog to his ranch in the valley, where it will hereafter be securely kept. lisTsix 'rounds. Frank Shepley Knocks Out Cronin at Missoula. Missoula, Jan. 20.— [Special to Herald.] —The fight here last night between Frank Shepley, of Helena, and Cronin, the man who whipped Kelly, attracted about 100 spectators. It was a twenty-round fight with three ounce gloves for a purse of $100, winner to take the whole purse. It was settled in six rounds, Shepley successfully knocking out his antagonist. Cronin was very gatney and made Shepley work for his victory. It was one of the most spirit ed and hotly contested battles ever fonght in the Montana ring. After the fight Shepley passed around the hat and raised fifty dollars for Cronin. Shepley's hands are battered out of shape and the other man fared worse. Cronin is com paratively unknown, bnt is a hard fight er. He came to this country from the east. The fight took place in the clnb rooms. Dane McDonald was time keeper. Billy Hawkins was second for Shepley and Jim my Kelly and Jack Delmore for Cronin. of as is From the Dally Herald of January 22. KNIGHTS OF THE TRANSIT. Montana Civil Engineers on Their An nual Junket. A Grand Banquet at Butte and the Toasts Thereat Pledged. Butte, Mont., January 22d.—[Special to the Herald, j The civil engineers that left Helena yesterday 'morning arrived here in due season, reinforced by fellow members from Deer Lodge and other points and were given a hearty welcome by their Batte brethren. This afternoon was de voted to an inspection of the great copper plant at Anaconda, the courteous managers having granted their engineering guests the rare privilege of the freedom of the works. The visitors were met at the depot by Superintendent Bailey and corted through the works by Super tendent Stallman and his assist ants, Messrs Duustan, Roup, aud Webb. They were much impressed at the completeness and magnitude of the immense plant, THE GREATEST IN THE WORLD. They returned to Butte at 7:30 o'clock and held a short meeting, postponing most of the business until the uext monthly meeting. They then adjourned to the Metropolitan restaurant, where a sumptn 3 banquet was spread. Covers were laid for thirty-four guests aud every chair s filled. Elliot H. Wilson, of Butte, acted acceptably as toastmaster, handling the topics and the whole affair in graceful style. Following were the TOASTS AND RESPONSES: "The Montana Society of Civil Engi neers"—Henry B. Davfk, of Deer Lodge. "The Press"—Frank M. Leonard, of the Inter Mountain "Pioneers of Civilization"—Col. W. W. De Lacey, of Helena. "Wives and sweethearts:" (a.) "The Baby"—John Gillie, of Butte, (b.) "Wives"—A. E. Cummiog, of Helena. (c.) "Sweethearts"—J. R. DeWitt, of Helena. "Mines aud Miners"—A. B. Knight, of Batte. "National Public Works"—J. H. Ellison, of Butte. "Engineering Societies"—J. S. Keerl, of Helena. "The Territory of Helena"— M. F. Por ter, of Helena. "Railroad Engineers, the Avant Couriers of Recent Progress"—Charles Herron, of the M. C. R. R , Helena. "Mineral Locations and Surveys"—J H. Harper, of Butte. "Municipal Engineering"— G. N. Miller, of Helena. "Western Railroads" — Mr. Kendrick , Chief Engineer of the Northern Pacific railroad. "The Territory of Botte" —Geo. W. Irvin II, of Butte, iu his happiest vein. "Our Guests"—Frank L. Sizer, of Helena. "Auld Lang Syne" was sung by the whole company at 3 a. m. and then the merry makers adjourned, full of happy recollections and dinner. To-day will be devoted to visiting several prominent mines of Butte, and the Helena contingent will return home this evening. A BRAKEMAN A Freight Wreck on the Central. KILLED. Montana Butte, Mont., January 22. —[Special to the Herald.]—A freight train on the Mon tana Central was wrecked abont three miles from this city this morning. A brake man named Hazeltine was killed in the ac cident. The train for Helena is delayed pending the clearing of the track, which it is expected will be accomplished this after of In of MONTANA EXPORTS. Ex-Governor Houser's Estimate of $55,000,000 for'l 888, New York special 17th: Ex-Governor S. T. Hauser, of Montana, always has some thing of importance to say about the Ter ritory when he comes to New York. He applied to United States treasury officials a few days since for a statement of the mineral product of the Territory, about which he afterwards said: "I have re ceived an official estimate of the total metal output of Montana for the current year at reigning prices. It places the total amount at $45,000,000, distributed as follows: Gold and Bilver, $25,000,000; cop per (at 16| cents), $18,500,000; lead, $1,500, 000. In addition to this metal product the Territory will export at least $10,000,000 in cattle, wool and mutton, making our total exports reach $55,000,000. This is greater than the total annual production of any like number of people on the face of the globe, I am sure." What He Says. "The German," who figures in the re ports as one of the witnesses of the .killing of Hosafeld at Radersburg, is in town and gives deuial to the published statements that he or Hossfeld were drunk at the time of the tragedy. He desires to withhold his name. The alleged fight, he says, was merely a good natured wrestle between himself and Freeman, in which both rolled upon the floor. He farther says, that he was far from being intoxicated. Hossfeld aud himself had taken bat foar drinks each in a period of foar hoars. A Sheep Company. The Montana-Nebraska Sheep Company have filed with the Territorial Secretary articles of incorporation, the object being to bny, sell and exchange sheep and the product thereof, to deal generally therein, and to hold and acquire property, both real and personal. Capital stock $75,000 in shares of $500. Trustees and incorpora tors—Charles E. Severance, H. H. Sever ance and Thomas B. Hnssey, whose place of business is Oka, Fergus county, Mon tana. That beautiful glossy sheen, so mach ad mired in hair, can be secured by the use of Ayer's Hair Vigor. There is nothing better than this preparation for strengthen ing the scalp and keepihg it free from dan druff and itching eruptions. it by of From the Daily Herald ot January 23. THE REGISTRATION LAW. A New Measure in the Legislature. Notice has been given that a bill for a registration law will soon be introduced in the Legislature. People will be surprised to learn that there is a system of registra tion already in vogne in Helena, where the names of all ticket purchasers in the Aborn House lottery are registered in the books of the Montana Investment Com pany. Get your name registered there^for $5 or $1 and yon may be elected to become owner of a $300,000 hotel in Des Moines or of any one of the cash prize ■, running as high as $5,000 each. The grand drawing takes place March 30. Secure your tickets in advance._____ * Return of Godas. Sheriff Jefferis returned last evening from Her Majesty's dominion in charge of George Godas, the half-breed Cree Indian, ander sentence of death for the murder of John Embody on the Dearborn in Septem ber, 1887. Godas escaped from Sheriff Hathaway last July, in company with two other prisoners named Davis and Williams, by cutting through the floor of a steel cell and tunneling into the jail yard. He was captured iu November by the mounted police in the Northwest Territory, who re ceived the reward offered by Mr. Hatha way. After various hitches in he extradi tion proceedings, Godas was finally turned over to Sheriff Jefferis on the 18th inst. and brought safely back to Helena. The de tails of his flight and capture have already been made known by the Herald. The next chapter in the story will be the result of a motion now pending in the Supreme Court asking a new trial for Godas. If he gets it, there is no certainty that he will be again convicted of murder in the first degree. If he does not, he will have to swing ander his present sentence. He has been placed in the county jail and the Sheriff will keep a death watch upon him nntil his case is determined. Godas' Chances. Winnipeg Special: Sheriff Jeffries, of Helena, Montana, arrived in Winnipeg to night from Regeua with George Godas, the Montana murderer. He paid [the offi cials of Regina $600 reward aud all the ex penses. Jeffries says the general opinion in Helena is that Godas will not hang, but get a life sentence, if the supreme court grants a new trial. Godas protests his in nocence of the crime for which he was sentenced to death. He states that he was iu jail nine months awaiting trial, and with the attorney assigned him he only had ten minutes' interview just as the trial was beginning. He stated that Jack Swan, his jealous enemy, was his principal accuser, and he and his relatives, half-breeds, gave the convicting evidence. He says he was not famished counsel to prepare his defense and get witnesses. He was there among strangers and no one took an interest in him, aud he realized that being a subject of Canada was not in favor there. He at tributes his conviction to the American half-breeds, who could not traffic with him with profit. "The Cosmopolitan." The Cosmopolitan Magazine has passed into new hands and is now owned and edited by John Brisben Walker, formerly proprietor of the Denver Inter-Ocean and a journalist of experience and repute. Mr. Walker has ample capital to press this new enterprise onward to success and the magazine will doubtless soon take rank with the finest pub lications of the kind in the conntry. The Cosmopolitan, while it is the equal of any of the great magazines, is the cheap est of them all—twenty cents per copy or $2.40 per year. The January number is for sale by Calkins and Featherly and is worth many times over its cost. Great things may be expected of the fu ture Cosmopolitan, if money, enterprise and talent well directed presage success. In the Febrnarv number Ed ward Everett Hale will tak« charge of a permanent department entitled "Social Problems," by whose gifted pen the subject of domestic life in America will be treated with a masterful hand. The Cosmopolitan is published at 363 Fifth avenue, New York. The editor and pro prietor is a nephew of Mtyor R. C. Walker, of Helena. Death of Mrs. K. Steinbrenner. Mrs. Katherine Sieinbrenner, wife of Leonard Steinbreuner, died in this city yesterday at the age Of 4i yeafä. Sbe had suffered long and painfully from con sumption, and though her death was not unexpected, it was a severe shock to rela tives and friends. Mrs. Steinbrenner was born in Zugenhausen, Baden, Germany, Not. 3, 1857. Two children are left motherless by her untimely demise Leading physicians recommend Ayer's Sarsaparilla. Old and young take it with perfect safety. It cleanses the blood, strengthens the nerves, and vitalizes the the system. Popular experience has long placed this medicine at the head of tonic alteratives. Sisters of the Good Shepherd. Mother Bernard, of St. Paul, and Sister Incarnation, of Minneapolis, are in the city for the purpose of founding a house of their order, Sisters of the Good Shepherd, in Helena, having been invited to this field through the representations of Bishop Bron del. Their order is a charitable one and deals especially with reclaiming and caring for the outcasts of society. It has done noble work in the eastern cities and will no doubt find opportunity here to continue its charitable mission. The sisters were oat this morning looking for a site for their institution and will no doubt secure an eligible location in time to bnild upon it this year. Next Sunday evening at the Cathedral Bishop Brondel will take cognizance of the presence of these sisters and their good work in a lecture on "Association." A HEALTHY SHOWING. The Bankers' Life Assoication of Des Moines, Iowa. The Banken' Life Association, as shown by its annual report, closed a prosperous year ending 1888. Daring the twelve month it wrote over 2,700 certificates of membenhip, increased its deposit with the State department from $200,000 to $285, 000, and its surplus tund from $44,000 to $72,000. Its losses have been paid in full, except one $2,000, which only awaits proof, and with this single exception it closed the year with no unpaid liabilities, and with over $400,000 of assests as good as those of any bank. It recently paid a loss of $6,000 on the life of F. A. Bethnme, late teller of the American Exchange National bank, of Chicago, on the next day afte-i proof was filed, time showing that a certifi cate of membership in this association is as available as a certified bank check. a a the for the last of in to MONTANA CLUB. Annual Meeting and Officers. Election of On Saturday evening occurred the an nual meeting and election of officers of the Montana Club. There were present during the evening fully one hundred members. An entirely new constitution was adopted, one of the features of which places the club under the control of a board of nine three of whom shall be elected each year. The President and Secretary, who are elected annually, are by virtue of their offices, also members of the board. The ollowing officers were elected Piesident—Wm. H. Hunt Vice-President—E. W. Knight Secretary— H. H. Davis. Treasurer—Geo. H. Hill. Board of Directors— C. K. Cole, J. B. Clay berg, A. J. Davidson, T. H. Klein schmidt, A. J. Seligtnan, E. D. Weed, W. E. Cox, A. J. Fisk and L. H. Hershfield. A resolution was unanimously passed expressing the thanks of the clnb to the retiring President, A. J. Davidson, who for fonr years and since its organization nad conscientiously and faithfully been its chief officer. A meeting of the board of directors was held later in the evening. Lots were drawn for the one, two and three year terms, with the following result: One year—A. J. Davidson, A. J. Selig man, A. J. Fisk. Two years— L. H. Hershfield, T. H. Kleinschmidt, E. D. Weed. Three years— C. K. Cole, W. E. Cox, J. B. Clayberg. The board appointed A. J. Seligman, W. E. Cox and E. D. Weed the House commit tee for the ensuing year. AWAY IN THE LEAD. Valentine Credits „Montana With Mineral Production of Over $32,000,000 in 1888. J. J. Valentine, gener al [^manager of Wells, Fargo & Co.'s express, compu tes the output of the mineral producing States and Territories for 1887 and 1888 as follows: State 1887." 1888. MONTANA........... 8 32,475,000 California.............. 12,063,468 Nevada.................. 12,305,603 Oregon................... 950,000 701,066 Washington........... 124,112 Alaska................... 820,000 Idaho .................... 8,585,000 Utah...................... ...... 7,673,730 7,557,241 Colorado................ 26,155,500 New Mexico........... ...... 4,229,234 3,209,270 Arizona.................. 5,123.868 Dakota................... 3,058,105 2,943,032 Mexico.................... 1,196,623 British Columbia... 556,154 479,400 Total................. 8114,341,572 POSTAL DERELICTS. Specimen Complaint of the Ineffi cient Mail Service. Moreland, Mont., January 17.— Editor Herald:— The Daily Herald fails to reach me on time, a condition that is ex tremely unpleasant, especially at a time when the law-makers of the Territory are in session and an anxious constituency awaiting the opportunity of scrutinizing their public acts. By some unaccountable aud mysterious circumlocution the daily paper returns from the East, in from one to two days after it is due from the publish ing office. These cases are and have been of frequent occurrence for two years or more, averaging as many as two and three times a week. The fact alone of the papers coming from an opposite direction from where they are published would seem con clusive that no fault attaches to the pub lishers or postmasters at the terminals. I do not hesitate to charge this gross care lessness to the postal mail service and join with many others in an appeal to the superintendent of this division for redress. I am fully cognizant of the fact that no ex cuse can be offered by the department or its employees in justification of this pnblic Have we no remedy? aud shall not this abuse be abated? John Potter. WHAT IT OFFERS. A Great Chance to Secure a Fortune by a Small Investment. People should bear in mind that the prizes offered by the Montana Investment Company are exceptionally valuable and that the tickets in their grand drawing, which takes place March 30th, are un usually low priced. The capital prize is the Aborn House at Des Moines, Iowa, a first-class hotel valued at $300,000, and there are 153 cash prizes ranging from $5,000 down to $10 each. The deed to the hotel is now in escrow in rhe First National Bank, of Helena, awaiting the lncky holder of the winning ticket Whole tickets are only $5 each; fifths $1. Progressive Euchre. Last SVetting Miss Laura A. King enter tained a number of yenng people at her father's house, od Benton avenue, in honor of Mrs. C. E. Doer, of Fort Benton. They played progressive euchre until 11 o'clock,' when refreshments were served. Miss Pearl Davenport carried off the ladies' first prize, a French plate glass mirror. Steve Carpenter took the gtntlemen's first prize, a hand-painted gnitar. The booby prizes were carried off by Miss Chnmasero, a copy of " Hoyle and Charley McCreary, a small wooden scoop, hand-painted, with the word " Scooped " in gilt letters on the handle. Among those present were: Mrs. C. E. Doer, Pearl Davenport, Dora Floweree, Norma Kinna, Louise Blaine, Stella Smith, Sligh, Hersh feldt. Rain ley, Rozenbaum, Atkin son, Fisk, Chumasero, Kate Child, Messrs. Metten, Craig, Dr. Barbour, Lee, McCreary, Kelley, Carpenter, Kane, Geo. Child, J. W. Sanders, Geo. Hill, Floweree, Stoner, Mey endorff, Warren King, of Butte, Daven port, Kinna, Thornburgh. Police Court. Walter Stevens, the man arrested daring the holidays for passing a worthless check for $150 at the Exchange and who has been in custody ever since, was np before Jndge Sanders yesterday. Owing to the nature of the case and developments since the arrest, the suit was dismissed on motion of the County Attorney and the prisoner was discharged. If the case had come np for trial the chances are Stevens would have been acquitted. Abont sixteen men, so-called "lovers" of members of the demi monde, were arrested last night on the charge of being inmates of houses of ill fame and brought before Judge Sanders this morning. They were fined $25 a piece and discharged with the admonition to reform their ways. The present law :s not favorable to "pinkies." The case against Jack Garvin, for the 8tabbing of Jew Jake, was set for this afternoon. Report Denied. Berlin, January 22. —There is no truth in the report that Germany has come to an agreement with the United States in regard to the difficulty in Samoa. TOWN AND TEBEITOBY. —The Supreme Court convenes again to monow and a number of opinions will be handed down. —The fanerai of the late William H. Wallace was held yesterday ander the aaspices of the A. O. U. W. and was largely attended. —The firm of Davenport & McCabe, fuel dealers, has dissolved partnership. Mr. Don. Davenport will continue the business alone. Den. is a rustler experienced in the business and a host of friends wish him sncce88 in his venture. —E. Goujon, the man suspected of being an escaped forger and who was arrested here last week, has gone East and the Sher iff has advices that he is traveling ur 1er the name of Jackson. What's the matter with Gonjon? Is he all right? .r —Johnny Lowry, son of Frank Lowry, of St. Louis, Montana, died there yesterday of pneumonia, at the age of 14 years. He will be buried at Radersburg. The par ents have; the sympathy of a large number of Helena friends iu their bereavement.| —Ex-Supt. G. W. Dickinson, of the Mon tana Union, resigned because of inade quacy of the salary and disagreeable inef ficiency of the forces supplied him by the Union and Northern Pacific, who jointly operate it. So said a west side law maker this morning. —A Spokane correspondent of the Min neapolis Tribune, in speaking of a recent mining deal at Chloride, resulting in the bonding of the Mother lode, speaks of our widely known capitalistic townsman, Si r Hugh, who heads the syndicate, as Hugh McQuark. Such is fame! —The Woolston water company have filed their bond and appealed to the Su preme court of the United States iu the case decided against them last week by the Territorial Supreme court, as to the validity of ordinance No. 93. The com pany is sanguine that the decision will be reversed in the Washington tribunal. —In our special from Butte yesterday it was stated that Supt. Bailey took the visit ing engineers through the works at Ana conda. It should have been General Mana ger Marcus Daly, the wires being responsi ble for the mistake. Mr. Daly showed the engineers every courtesy and it was through his kindness that they were per mitted to inspect the great copper plant. —The new incandescent lights oi the Cit izens' Electric company are attracting much favorable comment by reason of their brilliancy and quality of light. John Zeigler thanks them for the rescue of what horses were saved from his stable, as the lights had been pat in a few days before the fire and illuminated the stable suffi ciently to enable the reseners to see their way amidst the darkness and smoke in the barn. —Spencer & Nye have purchased of A. J. Davidson his entire stock of harness and saddlery hardware, Mr. Davidson discon tinuing his manufacturing and repairing department. By the purchase of this large stock of goods aad the employment of ad ditional workmen, Spencer & Nye have greatly increased their facilities for manu facturing and repairing. See their adver tisement. —Two of the clerks appointed in the Council yesterday afternoon are Helena men. Mr. R. L. Davis is an expert with legal papers and the conveyancer's quill and is familiar with legislative duties, hav ing been chief clerk of the Council two years ago. Ed S. Walker is a good pen man and will perform his duties faithfully, like the old soldier that he is. He is also a good accountant, having spent years iu the mercantile business. Both are good Republicans aud the Council will have no grounds to regret their selection. —Miss Lizzie Briscoe entertained a number of the young society people of Helena at her home on Clarke street, Mon day evening, in honor of Miss Kate Jack sou, oue of Helena's most popular young ladies, who leaves for the East this week. They indulged in Hoyle's popular game, whist, until 11 o'clock when refreshments were served. Among those present were Misses Jackson, Briscoe, Fisk, Prosser, Mrs. Higgins and Miss Lizzie Briscoe, and Messrs. Braden, Geo, Child, Camo :han, Prosser, H. B. Palmer and Dr. Barbour. —Complaint has been made to the Herald that in its account of the Zeigler stable fire yesterday a statement a* to th« getting out of the hose, etc., by the Are de partment wm incorrect. If 60 , ws regret it I exceedingly, as oar gallant firt ladkiN, I whose noble work the HHUU> has chron icled for more than a score of years, have ever had no warmer champion of their heroic endeavers than this paper. How ever, the statement referred to was made as the result of a conversation between .a member of the department and onr reporter The former now says that he was mis nnderstood, and that the Chinaman re ferred to helped him at the ping and not at the station. All the firemen were on doty and tamed ont promptly. Journalistic Expedients. The Review at Spokane Falls has passe into the hands of another relief patty, the fourth in succession, and is now in Control of an Oregon management with means enough, we hope, to boom it. The Welcome, of the same place, has been absorbed by the Sunday Herald, and two weary crews of the press gang are rested by a third. Spokane is not the only overdone newspaper town that we read of. Amending the Naturalization Laws. Washington, January 22.— Oates, of the sub committee on naturalization, to-day reported to the Judiciary committee the Honse bill prepared in lien of all others, amendatory of the naturalization laws. The provisions of ths bill briefly stated are: The requirement that aliens most re side five years in the United States before he can become a citizen; that at the expira tion of that time he must appear in court and prove his residence; a good moral char acter and fitness for citizenship. In case of the United States court, a notice of his intention mast be served upon the rep resentative of the United States court and likewise in case of State coart, the represen tative of the State government mast be no tified to attend the hearing. The present re quirement of a declaration of intention to become a citizen is dispensed with. The bill will be discussed Saturday. Divulging German Secrets. Berlin, January 22. —According to statements carrent in official circles, if Pr.nce Bismarck is forced by political ex gencies to publish the letters in the Gef feken case hinted at by the Cologne Ga zette he will prove that Frederick and wife were indiscreet "and divulged the plans of Prussia and that even before the cam paign of 1870 Darnstadt was the foens of in trigues against the unification of Germany. The documents that are withheld afford ample justification of Bismarck's accusa tion against Frederick in his report to the present Emperor, bnt the strength of pub lic feeling against farther scandal has be come so extreme that the semi-official press has received hints to cease discussing the subject. strike Ended. Indianapolis, January 22.— The strike of the brakemen on the Lake Erie and Western road at Lafayette has been com promised and the men have returned to work. I a A the for work. mail, trative ceived from for of THE No. orders FMUI0NAL. — C. E. Locke and Wm. Chamber*, of Chicago, are among the new arrivals iu town. • 6 — Geo. Hancock, of Tacoma, Washington Territory, is spending a few days in Helena. — O. B. Peck, J. O. Hudnutt, S. S. Loet and Sam Moysis, „of Chicago, are recent arrivals. — G. B. Cannon and Jas. McGrath ar rived in this city yesterday from James town, Dakota. —A. Langini and J. A. Grassie, of Chi cago, were among the new arrivals in the city yesterday. — W. J. Dean and wife arrived yesterday from Minneapolis and will spend a few da^s in the city. W. S. Crews and Miss Josie Dann, of Pony, Montana, arrived in the city last evening and are registered at the Mer chants. —J. Wt Orr, of Missonla, Ed. Panlson, o f Batte, and Dan Halford, of Clancey, are among the new arrivals at the Interna tional. —County Treasurer Baldwin returned yesterday from the East, accompanied by Mrs. Baldwin, after an absence of six months. —A. C. Marshman, R. W. Van Horn and wife, S. Ditwarr, D. Ryan, S. S. DeCamp and J. W. Fuller, of St. Paul, came in on last evening's train. —Among the arrivals at the Cosmo politan yesterday were L. H. Batcher, of Denver, J. A. Macpherson, of Chicago, T. J. Gilden, of New York. — F. S. Witherbee, of the well-known firm ot Witherbee Ä Hunter, leaves for the East this evening, as advertised. He will be absent about three weeks. —V. H. Fisk and family arrived from Townsend yesterday. Mr. Fisk and wife, after leaving the children to the care of friends, will take a trip to St. Paul and back. The many friends of Hon. W, A. Clark will be pained to hear of his serious illness from typhoid fever in New York City. His family, who are in Southern California, have been telegraphed for. —Mrs. William Thompson, wife of the Councilman from Silver Bow, arrived from Butie yesterday and will remain with her husband the remainder of the week. The la Jy is a guest at the Grand Central. —Among the latest arrivals at the Grand Central are B. R. Sherman, C. E. Wright and C. W. Jones, of White Sulphur Springs; S. C. Hunter, of Billings; B. M. Russell, of Chicago; Wm. Maygsr and R. J. Forey, of Marysville. —Herman Ranney, ranchman in Spokane Valley, leaves to-morrow evening for the East. It will be his first visit to the East since '66. He will visit relatives in Wis consin and Ohio and will be gone two or three months. —Harry A. D'Achenl and wife, of Butte, were in the city yesterday, having been detained by the railroad accident near Butte. They leave to-day for Hot Springs, Ark., for the benefit of Mr. D'Acheul's health, which has been very poor lately. —Geo. W. Bell, a correspondeut of the London Times and a popular lecturer on Irish affairs and the author of the "New Crisis," is registered at] the Cosmopolitan. Having been snpplied by the Secretary of our Board of Trade with statistical infor mation about Helena and Montana Mr. Bell will be heard from in future corres pondence on the subject of Montana's re sources, and on Helena which he says has the appearance to him of a city forging ahead under the pressure of a big boom. Mr. Bell leaves to-night for the west. MARRIED. HURD— KROLL — At Boulder, Jefferson county, M. T., Jan 15, 1889, by Justice Dougherty, J. F. Hurd, of Helena, to Miss Hattie Kroll, of Empire. BORN. KETCHUM.—In Helena, January, 13, 1889, to the wife of J. P. Ketchum, a daughter. 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