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THEANACONDA STANDARD: SUNDAY MORNING. OCTOBER *7, 1889.
PUBLISHED EVERY MORNING IN^WEEK EXCEPT MONDAY.
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Thesuicide of Marshall W. Wilson^at Hutte yertertlay is particularly sad.^as his friends had perfected a plan^whereby his good name would have^been saved and publicity avoided. In^another half hcur, had he lived, hi-^financial ditthulltes would have be 1^tided over and he might huve l^e .111^anew. The fate of this unfortunate has^its awful lesson for many a young in.in^in Butte where vice sets its course at a^dangerously rapid pace and where^many a man by gambling away what is^his own. sets a ]ierilous example^before younger men who fall at lengt h^mo far that they risk the money of^others.
SenatorWolcoti. of Colorado, is a^thick-ami thin republican who'4* com^^ments on pending matter* in legislation^will probably be read with a great deal^of interest at the white house break^^fast table. There in no stanm-her re^^publican in the party than the gent 'e^man from Deliver. We commend to^President Ifarrisou'scaret nl ami prayer^^ful consideration the senator's hii-.-^gestion that ^the whole doctrine of pro^^tection rests largely on a basin of ei-^lightened and patriotic selfishness, and^the mining states will l^egin to question^the policy of protecting eastern indus^^tries when their own are ignored.^^President Harrison ought to put the^blue-pencil circle around this fragment^and semi it over to Windoni's oltlce.
Iead is going to have a convention.^It is to be held in salt Lake f'iiy. X^^vemlKT 2^l, and the call is issued by the^Utah tire Producers'association. Mon^^tana is asked to send a delegation. The^object of the convention is to Hud by^united action means whereby the lead^mining interests may secure the bene^^fits now withheld under the rulings of^the treasury department at Washing^^ton, it being the opinion of thorn* who^call the convention that the subject^ought to be kept separate from the dis^^cussion that will o cupy the attention^of the silver convention to be held a^week later in St. Louis. If the re^^sponse to the call is lilteral ami the at^^tendance at Salt Lake City convention^proves to Im* representative of the^Northwest, delegates might tlie-e l^e^clioseu to attend the meeting in St.^Louis. Montana has named her dele^^gation to St. Louis the members of^which may teel disposed to attend the^Salt Lake gathering on their journey^east.
FACTAND FANCY.^If truth is round in newspaper inter^views, it is a fixed fact that Su|^criutcii-^dent Couch's company will build an. im^^mense smelting plant at Cre.it Falls and^begin the work without delay. The su^^perintendent will understand that the^Stamiahii means nothing personal^when it expre .ses any doubt as to the^project.
Thisstyle of story regarding the in^^tentions of several mining companies^hereabouts is I uted perio lie illy. All^the details are furnished to the news^^papers ami there the business ends, the^evident purpose being not specially to^let Montana know that llig Hole or^Great Falls are to witness vast under^^takings, hut rather to see what effect^the reports may have when circulated^in the stock-dealing marts of the At^lantic seaboard. Xewspa|^crs have^built in Montana a ;mmhI many smelters^that iMTishcd when the printers ^threw^iu their cases' the morning after the^news was published.
Inthe end. Mr. Couch's company will^doubtless build, but the Nt\ni^.\im^^does not ask loo much in requesting^that, hereafter, the ^straight tip^ be^given. When that is done the news^^paper patron in Montana, reading what^the Helena /ik/i/h^//^'^ nt says regard^^ing plans for (ire.it Falls, will not take^up the Itutte Inter Mount.tin eight^hours later to find tlte iuterv iew quoted^with the added comment that ^Mr.^Couch has always declined to make any^statement regarding these matters and^it is quite possible that he never saitl^the alstve.*'
Morethan one man in this te . tory^is put on needles by the testimony^which is printed day after day to show^how the rascally agencies went to work^to steal the Home' take tunnel precinct.^It appears that the republicans were^ready to throw money right and left if^only they could carry out their plot.^Their chief trouble was in finding men^as dishonest as themselves whom they^could coax by bribery ami a |^o)it ician's^promise. They had a stern chase of it,^and the men engaged about the tunnel^precinct who are giving the sworn facts^about this rot icti business are putting^the rascals in a hole wide and deep.
Thinkof a lot of political knaves^throwing together uncounted thous^^ands for a bribery and corruption fund
andthen deliberately rising on tip toe^to shout boodle at the members of the^opposition! The history of rotten poli^^tics has no match for this.
Webelieve that if William M. Jack^were in the city of Itutte this morning,^he would utterly repudiate the gang of^shouters who surrounded h:m when^the count was progressing, who whis^^pered arrant mmseii.se in bis ear about^democratic threats against hi^* life and^who, when they had thus _;i -ed his^passion, braced up vie^tim with telegrams from lie'ena^and from the managers of republican^crookedness in the Fast. Mr. .lack^knows that contractor Nugent tells the^truth. He is no doubt acquainted with^Mr. Thompson whose modest home has^lieeii for years just at the foot of Home-^stake hill, a citiy.cn so long a resident^of Montana that his integrity needs no^added endorsement. Ileyulid doubt^were Mr. .lack in the presem-e of his^old townsmen to-day he would do his^utmost to make right the grievous^wrong intlit ted on Montana by conduct^which the conspiracy fancied it could^make reputable through the use of his^name.
Meanwhile,the public will know how^to pass judgment on the gain; of polit-^ieal pilferers whose unholy scheme is^finding itself revealed day alter day,^who sought to make a decent prcciucl^the scene of drunken orgies ami bring^about in this territory a carnival of^fraud.
MR.HILL'S PHRASE.^Coventor Hill of New York, man^^ages to get himself freely talked about^whenever he goes on his travels. Near^^ly three years ago, when Mr. Cleveland^was president, the governor of New^York gained a good ileal of notoriety^out of a speech in wlrch. while refer^^ring to national polities, be took occa^^sion to say, ^I am a democrat.^ with^strong emphasis on the personal pro^^noun. His address of IhsT in Fronklyu^was construed as a i effort to array his^followers against the national demo^^cratic administration. On another^occasion, in the city of Huston he man^ageil to get a good many democrats by^the ears.
Theother day in his Atlanta speech^the Coventor remarked t hat he wo.i Id^not make any ^omnieiit on the re^^source^ of tin* region about Atlanta us^he had not brought his elicyclo|K-dia^with him; and this was very promptly^construed as a thrust at Mr. Cleveland^and the speeches he made on the occa^^sion of Ids swing throng i the circle of^the West ami South. Thereupon some^of the t^ewspa|^ei\s insisted that Mr.^HiM's remark was altogether thought^^less, that no gracele s relict tion on Mr.^Cleveland was intended ami that the^nccas'ou was altogether informal. Hut^the 1'iica //^/^'/^/insists t bat t he wortls^used by Mr. Hill were uttered with de-^lils rate purpose, that, iu fact, the ad^^vance sheets of the speech were sent to^the f/ttit/tf olllee by the Coventor's^private secretary lie'tirc the trip to At^^lanta was made, ami that these con^taincd the eiicyc lo|iedii* rcVrenee. This^leaves Mr. Hills defenders to frame^excuses for bis motives ami to insist^that the remark In* mailt' is simply a^bit of good-natured sarcasm to which^lioltody except those with skill as thin^as the covering of a toy baloou can ob^^ject.
Howeverthe friends of Mr. Hill may^justify his remark, it is altogether prob^^able that the ^ biveruor relisht s the suc^^cess he scores |,y getting fame once^again out of a covert thrust at Mr.^Cleveland. It is iu the plan of the^Coventor to make himself as conspicu^^ous as aoaslMs on aM occasions by^throwing himself iu contrast with the^ret ^ red president.
Mr.Hill aspires to be president one^day. He may live to see his hopes re^^alised. Hut he will never be the best^democrat for the place.
Acomiiiunii at ion to the Siam^m:i^^regarding the employment of convict^labor on a line of outside work in l^eer^Lttdge ought to receive very prompt^attention from individuals whom it^very intimate'y concerns. Some of the^republican ollicials having headquarters^iu that town made none too good a^showing in the late election ami the^fact that they are soon hi lie retired^hardly furnishes warrant for acouisc^which is clea^-|y outside distinct provis^^ions of law. As it is. the otlicers rest^under criticism winch the Si am^\i:i^^will help lo remove if the facts war^rant it.
Therepublicans have plans that are^past liuiling out. It would be a happy^outcome for all troubles if the pending^e'ectinti case could Ia* promptly settled^and the |M-ople be permit led to go on^about their business, but it is Matty^clear that, whatever hap|h'iis next^Monday, the republicans are p'auuwig^to keep up the tight unless the court^virtually give tlu in the state together^with everything thereunto appertain^^ing .Hid belonging.
Itis not possible to forecast the^course which the conspiracy will pur^^sue. Several days ago. Mr. Power him^^self announced that the Deer I.imI ;e re^turns were to Im- tpies.ioucd Is-fore the^^taffs. returning Itoard ami that he was^to lie declared governor. Yet the re^^publican jirets in llutte ami even in^Helena is chirping away about Cov^^entor Toole, admitting his election ami^talking about what he w ill do.
Thenthere is the persistent failure^on the part of republican authority to^order the election of a joint representa^^tive for IN-er Lodge ami Heaverhcad t^It may Im* that the legislature will meet^sooner than some of us anticipate ami^there is no reason why the seat of this^member should he left vacant. The
factthat the Bennett-Kennedy vote^was a tic is notorious. It cannot be^that fraud expects to reach far enough^to count out the Deer Lodge man. Yet^that may be in the plan, especially in^^iew of the admitted fact that a special^election will seat the democrat on top^of the largest majority given this year^for any candidate in either county.
Thenaccount must be taken of the^ominous utterances of the republi^^can organ in Itutte which is promising^to be as meek and lowly as possible^whatever the court may do. Ilehiml^this promise of dutiful conduct lurks a^suspicion as big as one side of the new^smelter at Carroll. Kvideutly. the Hel^^ena Journal, which ban la-en a little^tardy getting news during the past^fortnight, is not now fully up with the^situation's latest pha ^e^, else it would^not persi.-.t iu its efforts to start an ad^^vance quarrel with the court,.
Altogetherthese IV'ows are a mys- ,^terious lot. They work in the dark and^he is a clever outsider who can te'.l j^what they will do next. Hut their mild 1^manner and a^.suraiit er of good behav- j
ior,which are^ju.-t now. are^us i. o t.
coiningin protiisiou^the things that alarm
ThenewspajKT known as the I leer^Lodge Tinns has had an orthodox^christening, and will be known here^^after as the Xiirrr Stuti-, which is a^pretty good name for a newspaper^printed in this part of the world. If^the new venture keeps up to its pres^^ent standard, the county seat will have^two excellent weekly new spapers.
Ami.-4 Miliary to Sium snys that wages^in Laos, n stale in the northern part of^tbut country, lire from s^t to 94 |mt month.^The |m-ople must Im^ working for a|n.
Ifthe most useful man is the huppictt^mull, u irciitlciiiutl in Sti-en Falls, Me.,^must enjoy supreme bliss. Ilcvsde^ keep^^ing a general store, iu which he supplies^the villagers with every thing from sulern-^tus lo sum, from cutidy to coffins, from^colli soda, to woolen Hlockiug-s he ia also^the village liarhcr, sexton, a'ul g.ttvestoue^manufacturer, and keep- a livery stable.
Thetallies have Is-eu turned on the cold^water advocu.es in northern New York.^Five years ago Ci-orge H. Kcllcy of Cur^^tilage got down on his hands anil knees^uoil drank from a spring of cold, limpid^water. He has not felt very well since mi^^ld I he other day. when Willi the aid of u^powerful emetic lie suceissksl in ejecting^from Ins stomach a lizard three ami ottc-^hulf inches long.
AHcllcvillc iMieh.i pa|mt says: ^A^aMBJBj black ainmal. alsmt the sixe .if u^yearl'lig calf, with eye^ im la'-ge as tea^^cups and sliiinug like coal* o' tine, hits^Imh-ii sear'ng tile fife out of some of tilt*^citi/ens niinli of hcc. In one instance a^yoaug muu was going to the lutrn to pu.^out his ho -sc when the animal attacked^him, hut he aueeemled iu hitting it a smart^Mow witli the whip and the hcust started^for die woods, |eap:ug over u tlvc-hourd^f^ lice as easily as a man wou'd a small^ihtch.^ It is high time thai UiMihRSj^vou d for prohibit 'on.
Althoughthe tests of the Vesuvius have^proved satisfactory, then* a**c grave doubts^whether the new-fangled man-of-war wi'l^prove the dandy that slit- is cxpcelcd lo^lie. In the first place all the suitors are^us ad-a'd of her as death, and il is enough^to make anylxslv feel s4picum^Hh to Im*^traveling with two tons of dynamite on^Ixtanl. Anything that explodes hy con^^cussion is far more dangerous to have^around than that which hhiws up only on^ttie application of a siutrk. Hut what u^convenient vessel tlie Vesuvius w'll Im* to^the scei-c^ary of waf. Mr. Tracy never^need have the troilhle with a sulsirdiiiate^that bis colleague Mr. Noble has experi^^enced with Mi'. Tanner. Mr. Tracy can^put all the rels'lHoes spirits ill his depart^^ment Into vessels ^,f the Vesuvius variety,^send them out fo se t ami wait fo-devclop-^mems.
Theliurs of the rest of the eoutltry^sometimes (trow weary in wcll-dointf. and^the excellence of their work at such times^is impaired us u necessary cotiws'.iciice^of long hours and overtaxation of the^brani ; hut whether on account of the pe^^culiar!.y of her climate, or the pcr|k*tual^exhilaration of certain of her muuu'ac-^tures, or other favorable conditions^the nature of winch she closely^guards as a secret from the world what^^ever Im- the source c' inspiration, Ken^^tucky Kara are always iu sii|m'rh form,^fresh, vigorous, gigantic. Here is Ken^^tucky's last effort: ^Karly lust spring u^turkey hutched u large hrood of young.^'I'he farmer who ow ned the hell and hrtssl^placed a Im'II on the mother, ami the young^after they ceased to instinctively follow^their feathered pare.it, hy force of habit^cotiliuiKsl to follow the Im-II. The farmer^oltserviug this took the Im-II from the hen.^ami when he hoed his lolsteeo, tied it^ultotit his own neck. The young turkeys^then followed him up one row and flown^another, eating the worms from the plants.^They d'd the work of five men and saved^the crop.''
AVienna millionaire has just died,leav^^ing a ret|nest for Ins only heir to keep the^family vault lighted with several electric^lamps for one year. Hut the authorities^having refused the net cssary is i'mission,^the heir has orde'tsl a candle and a Imix^ot parlor in.ili lies to Is- placed near tin^^man in his coltlu iu case he should wake^up from bis loag sleep. Tins probably is^the best the hc;r ^ ouhl do under the cir^^cumstances, hut auylMsly who has tried^getting tip in the i ii it bit.- of the night and^groping around m the dark lo find the^matches and 'not king Ids shins against^the iiM'kiug chair, ami humping his^head into the stove, ami upsetting his^wiTe's geranium plants, and mistaking^the lstokcase door for the iMslrooui win^^dow, will realise the tniforiuna..^ condition^of the gentleman when he wakes up and^iM-gins to prowl around among the .ottins,^capsizing till Ills forefathers' remains ami^kicking hisgre.tt-giniidniolher's skull into^his second cousin's lap, and finally, like^Juliet, w it h hideous fears distraught, pluck^the mangled Tybalt iu his sh'xMid and ill^this r..ge witli some great kinsman's Is.lie^us with u chili, dash out Ins desperate^brains.
Thecourt of ap|M-als ^.f New York state^bus just made a most cxtruordinury deei-
aion,one which it admits ia no* haard on^any legislative enactment. Some^ago a rfeh old man named Palmar^hia entire peotjertjr to bla grandson, Blmer^Palmer, aged 1h. Learning of tbla act the^lad hastened bis grandfather'a departure^from Ill's earth witb a doae of poiaon.^The murder waa proved, but on account^of the murderer's youth be waa sentenced^only to a reformatory, from which be baa^since been discharged. The other rela^^tives began a suit to set the will as ale on^the ground that a criminal should not^profit by bla crime. The lower courts^ruled against them, hut the court of up-^is-uls, while Istldly confessing tliut the d^-^eisiou of tlie inferior judges waa in ac^^cordance witb str:ct taw, nevertheless re-^vcrscd thai decision and banded down a^new one in tlie appellants' favor as a mut^^ter of right and Just cc rather than of law.^It is nt^ wonder that a di-cision so revolu^^tionary in its churueier bus given^a profound shock to tlie New^York h^r. The principles of right^and justice are by no means eorellat've^with law. Sometimes, it ^s true, luw^assists them hi cstuhl'shing themselves.^More often luw is obliged to overthrow^them. The no,'on that luw was predi^^cated uimmi right mill justice existtsl vun^likely iu the minds of Dracoii and SolMi,^and Niimu and other of those ancient^Mokes who filled their ink bottles with^human bhssl and wrote with it pen fash^^ioned out of a human tt'lger nail. I!ut if^right and justice existed ill the minds of^those old law-givers, they existed only in^their minds; und from tbut time forward^all cislltiers and legislatures have steadily^receded from what may have Ik-c-i, und^very likely wus, the original intention of^Dracoii uml Solon mid Nuiuu. In its^present stu.e of |M-rfectioii luw knows no^law hut itself. This decision of the New^York court of apnea's, dcciu-iug iu ^flBasfl^the. right uml jes, i-e must prevusl i*l spite^.^ ...w. is so op|siseil to aM belief, all^..no, all t-ud't'oii, thut tlie law-^yes may wc'l regit-d it us it step^toward tyranny und tles|M^tisui. If^this thing is to continue it will drive a^considerable |M^rtiou of ties large uml in^^telligent dass of uieii out of business.^If |M-ople who go to luw were given to un^^derstand thut their cases an- to be adjud'-^eatetl on tlie basis of right and cbsixtseil^of according to the principles of justice,^half these |h'ople would back out of going^to luw uml th^' other half would not have^to go to luw. Let us trust with the lawyers^that the New York court of appeals will^sec the error anil falsity of its singular^position and take the first is casion to re-^atllrui that luw is luw, und bus nothing to^do with morals or s.h-ial scUmcc.
Chicagoa Neck AhcaU.
FriHMtlie i it^ I la ii | s 'lis srntinel.
Chicagois making all the running iu^the race for the world's fair, St. Louis is a^fair second ami New York a bad thinl,^while Washington is certain to Im- dis^^tanced in tin- first heat. The race prom^^ises to develop into what the bona- edi^^tors ea 11 n ^procession^ long Is-fore the^homestretch is reached on the final heat.
TheyOtter a Variety.
l-iimi the Ki'iiisler lleralil.
Theyhave come, the happy, careless,^wiggling prophets. We knew they would^Im- here with their clacked g.s^selsuics,^their miiskrut nests, wet summer, juiup-^ing chipmunks ami sun spots. They p^e-^ilict a long, cold winter, uu o|m*u winter, a^wet winter, u snowy winter, a dismal^winter. What comfortable, self-contained^fellows these weather prophets are.
I'roltllCtl.inWill. Ii Never Prohibits.
Krnliithe Km-hesler Meruit!.
Betweenu well regulated license sys^^tem.^ says the New Yt^rk M'oWd, ^und Im^-^gus prohibition for prohibition never^prohibits every' intelligent lover of law^and morality must choose the former.^^Thut is the argument in u nutshell. There^is u difference of opinion us to the right^of thi^ state to prohibit the sale of litpior,^but in tin- light of the records there ought^to Is-none as to the iucllicaey of prohibi^^tion as a total or even a partial remedy.
AJob l ot a^f Houlangors.
Krorothe New York Sun.
HillyMahone,^ says the ^ 'miriri -./okc-^mil, '^ is the Ifoulanger of Virginia.^ The^Timrx-Drmitcrtit says that Hlaiich K. Bruce^is the lloulullgcr of Mississippi. We have^several opinions that the Hon. James ti.^Bluiue was the Boulaiiger of America.^Yet, though each of these gentlemen is^either nil adventurer or adventurous,^nolle of them can Im- justly called a Boti-^lalliier. The most distinguishing charac^^teristics of lloulullgcr seem to have Is-cn^u sl-iki|ig luck of intellectual quality, at.^sorption in his own interests and a ludi^^crous self-conceit.
IlliniumWill (Inn the Town.
Krmiitlir I ,..u.I..n OaSBtl Journal.
Itis gravely suggested thut the newly^chosen lord mayor of Loudon seould avail^himself of Banmim's circus iwrformes^and menagerie for the annual civic pa^^geant, (hi very moderate terms the fa^^mous showman would, no doubt. Is- will^^ing to exhibit ull tin' curs, carriages,^clowns, athletes, circus riders, horses, ele^^phants, carnivorous Is-usts, camels, deer^and other animals thut Im* bus under bis^management, und the sight would be the^most extraordinary witnessed in the Lou^^don streets within the history of the^niayorality. London, of course, would^welcome the S|MS't.lcle.
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Whenl^r. Naiisen makes his next voy^^age to the north pole Madam Naiisen will^accompany him.
Cor|stralTanner is said to have Ims-ii^olicred still u lecture to deliver lOU lec^^tures at the rate of three a week.
Itis said thai Senator Allison, while^making speeches to the Iowa farmers at^county fairs, wears a suit of homespun^uml a slouch hut.
Theoiliest co-iaul ill the service of the^t'nited States is Horatio J. Spragiie. who^is stuliooed at liibralter. He has held bis^[M.sitioii since lsts.
Themother of the late dfsdtiguished^ptM-t, scholar uml traveler, Buyurd Taylor,^celebrated her StNh be tInlay anniversary^t IcioImt HI ut her home iu Keuiiet stpiare,^Pennsylvania.
FrederickLivingstone, aged MS years,^uml the ohlest man iu lVterlsiro. N. H., is^president of the First National bunk in^that town, anil is found daily ut his |s^st^of duly.
I.ulyVictoria ( ampls-ll, a daughter of^the Dime of Argyll, is addressing meetings^of young women during her an una I visi^^tation of the western inlands of Scotland,^and is everywhere received with much^enthusiasm.
Ourstock of Fall and Winter Goods was never so com^^plete as now and prices will be found as low or^lower than can be found elsewhere.
BARGAINSIN EVERY DEPART^^MENT.
Inthis department we are excelled by none.^We invite inspection and take pleasure^in showing the Latest Novelties.
54-inchall-wool Ladies' Cloth at 65c per yard. This cloth is cheap^at 90 cents.
38-inchwool Tricot at 40c per yard, well worth 75c per yard.^The newest styles in Dress Flannels at 49c per yard.^BxtVB Heavy Twilled Flannels at 50c a yard, worth 75c.^40-inch all-wool Tricots, new line of shades at 48c per yard.
Ladies'Heavy Wool Hose at 25c^per pair, worth 40c.
Misses'Fine Cashmere Hose, all^sizes, at 25c per pair, black and^colored.
Misses'Fnglish Ribbed Wool^Hose, all sizes, 5 pairs for S1.00.
Five-HookKid Gloves, extra^good, all sizes, at $1 per pair.
Lathes'White Merino Vests and^l'ants at 45c and 75c. former^price 75c and Si.25.
Ladies'Scarlet All-Wool Vests^anil Pants at 90c per pair.
Misses'Scarlet Vests and l'ants.^all sizes at 35c per pair, former^price 50c.
Five-HuttonKid Gloves for 50c^per pair, former price S1.00.
NEWWRAPS ARRIVING DAILY
Forthis week we will offer
TheseWraps are sold elsewhere at $8.00 to St2.00. Come early and
CARPETSAND OILCLOTHS. f
Ourstock is large and well selected. Our price as low as the lowest.
SPECIALFOR THE WEEK:
F.xtraTapestry lirussels at50 cents per yard.
50pairs tO-4 Brown Blankets at 500 Comfortables from Si.00 up^S2.10 per pair.t^ *i nn
50pairs 10-4 Blue Kersey Blan^^kets at S3.00 per pair.
50pairs Extra Fine Gray Blan^^kets at S5-00 per pair.
50White Wool Blankets at S4.50^per pair
50 White Bed Spreads at 70c^each. A great bargain.
50extra heavy Bed Spreads at Si^each, former price Si.50.
50 Fine Marseilles Bed Spreads^at Si.50 each, worth Sr.25.
ocrpair..at M.50 cacn, worth 52.2c.
Estes^ Connell Mercantile Company.