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IT GOES SLOW.
The measod day in the trial of the
e-Astake tunnel ease was nearly -
Ins lat, the counsel for the return
Sboard taking up much of the time
oa effort to disqalify the court. It
wil bMe e froe the report of yester
dneb proceedings that a good many
hear were spent by the defense in try
ing to out the naquiry short by throw
Ing the ease out of Judge Ie Wolfe's
As -n the Out day, so again yester
Sth eourt gave lawers for the
very large latitude. Indeed. the
tery wa aloat at noon that the Judge
had dellned to beer the ase and word
ts that efeet was telegraphed to
awes.i. republicans in Anaconda
whoe ardent admiration was kin
disd, and who subsequently united
heir voces in a chorus of
high-oundlng praise of a court which
thsy have bee. eursing these ten days.
The admiration of these getlemen for
Judge DeWolfe was hardly lees pro
munmsd that the feeling of affection
in wlhic be was held by the republican
newspaper in Butte, yesterday, at the
early hour of the afternoon when Its
editorial page had to go to
efer. yesterday's r so s cloased,
mwever, the tunmel precinct ease got
eloe to the point where it could stand
ae its own feet. The mandate was so
mended as to remove the last possible
objectin to a hearing before the pre
-lding judge, a lot of technical rubbish
was brushed out of the way and, it all
gos well, the case can be heard on its
It has been thought that the court
would not take ogrniance of the alida
vils presented before the returamlg board
and relating to the number of repub
-eans who voted at the tunnel pre
luet. The answer made in behalf of
the returning board makes reference to
thsse famous aildavits, and it is there
See to be hoped that all the testimony
e t suLbject may now and its way
to court. It will make weary the de
saders at the plot which alms to throw
as prn i-9 Beat.
A singular Feature of the whole ase
Sthe servile fawning of republican
n who .have suddeWy taken to
end tpe presert er of a court
whikb ' ca pes has not felt
arad spew elther tolatter or condemn.
Daketa has bard lies. Two years
t bad erops have left destitute
h-adreds of settlers who. possessing
n-thi. g when they aurt set foot on its
Weary streth, of prairie, have had
othlng more substantial than faith to
lve on and are now brought to the
very borders of starvation. Fuel I. not
ahndasnt ian North lakota and the un
happy wretches who are tied to the
spot because they have not the means
to get away, may either die from lack
ef food they cannot raise or freese to
death because they cannot buy fuel.
In South I)aketa a thousand families
are known to be in abject destitution
and the world is appealed to itn their
behalt. These circular petitions for
aid are strangely in contrast with the
dash literature issued by railroad com
paJnes who tempt settlers to wander to
a region where prosperity is impoosi
hbi, even with excellent crops, since a
market is not available for products,
were nature ever so generous toward
New York is williug to have the
emla big fair if the rest of the world
will pass the hat and furnish the funds.
It Is sserted that the election of Amos
J. Cummings to succeed the late uaam
-l . Cox will smooth the way for con
gre-ional aid, and New York city
ewspapers are trying to have candi
dates in that state's country districts
pledge themselves in favor of a legisla
the appropriation. New Yorkers are
pulling strings -of eves ybody's purses
eaxcpt their own.
IN A NEW FIELD.
The fact that a young man who has
a host of friends in this city is about
to accept an engagement with a coll
pany operating in South Africa awak
e nterest in the advancement nmade
ln that distant region in the way of
mining. The richness of the develop
mnts in the Transvaal country seemus
to warrant the sanguine predictions of
t prospectors who were the tirst to
gt ld there. In very recent times, a.
eal of copper reefs have been dli
eseresd whack are said to be of re
Any communlty in Montana will be
ne to mreolve all news regarding the
aw geld with a large percentage of
arsme. ill the tide of adventure
Is streugly set toward the new field,
pepIs are peuring in, all the phases of
a , Il b in a new camp are
ýasas amiflar and the exciting
asi fd early adventure in Call
U g.In Montana mad in Australia
a- Aaist temsdwe pses ii the
e-arMe Afriran supeu . It alf t a
is dMa about s sew smiinsg fM is
tr.e, the eentry wit term out to be
anesorthe riebet mineral regios in the
Already the money markets of the
world ave witnaed the rganisatio
of companies with bundance of money
to test this newest feld and It i t id
that hundreds of adventurous spirits
from our wetern states are now at
work there or are speeding their Jour
ney toward Cape Town.
Mining In the Tranavaal country is
no new experience. Indeed, the work
ings there are quite as old as the oldest
in Montana, but the revival of energies
there has awakened universal interest
in a locality which has had its ups and
downs, which has allured many an ad
venturer, which has sent away its share
of the empty-handed but which may
yet make good tne fondest expecta
tions of thsee who have had abiding
faith in it.
The STANDAnD is pleased to notice
the spirit of Journalistle courtesy whieh
prompts the Inter Mounowat practi.
eally to rank the Miner a the best
daily newspaper published in Butte.
This is frank recognition of a fact
which is not news to the public.
Butte's morning newspaper has been
severely scored in its time by writers
for rival newspapers, but its recent
marked improvement in every depart
maent has not escaped the attention of
the publiU. The fact that the dally cir
culation of the Mimer in Anaconda is
AI per cent. larger than that of the Inter
Mowatat is pretty substantial testi
mony to t the relative estimate in which
the Butte dailies are held. It is refresh
ing to ind courteous recognition of all
this in the columns of the Miner'S
evening rival int Hutte.
A HIGH RATE.
Taxes are a veritable burde.n in this
part of the world and the rate bears
heavily and unevenly on more than one
resident of Deer Lodge county. The
chief trouble appears to be that the
burden is not evenly distributed. This
is due to the fact that the assessment
is not made with the care that ought
to be exercised when the levy is made.
The valuation of property in this
county amounted to about i4,00,UUU
seven years ago. Then there was no
railroad across the county, the county, te site of
Anaconda was a woodland waste, the
(iranite mountain's wealth was not
dreamed of. and a score of other im
mesasely valuable properties in the
county had no place in the tax rolls. All
thsee properties are now liberal con
tributors to the public purse, yet the
total valuation of the county is to
day less than SMUO,UUtr The trouble
is that the work of assessing is snot
thoroughly performed and thus the
whole range of property within the
county is not compelled to bear its pro
portion in taxes. Were this done, there
is no doubt that the valuation for eser
Lodge would easily be placed above
lWO,1OJa ) JU and thus the share of eash
contributor be lessened.
As it is. the rate for the tax-payer In
Anaeonda is little short of three per
cent. (f eourse, this high percentage
has its offset in the improvements
which the year has witnessed and in
the fact that every foot of land in this
city is worth quite 30 per cent more to
day than it was a year ago. At the
same time there is no reason why the
asnual levy ought not to be more evenly
distributed. Much distribution would
certainly add two or three millions to
the aggregate assessable property.
Republican lawyers uare ent on get
ting out of a court which the republi
can press of Butte is lauding to the
skies Indeed the newspaper end of
the contest is proudly basing its plans
on what it presumes to know what
the court will do. The republican
press and the republican bar are evi
dently not pulling together.
This adminintration is going to protect
the painters and gIaslers of the enun
try against the pasper labor of Europe, if
it knows how. s.d it thinks it does. The
duty on " The Angellus" ia $1M18, which.
however, will not be paid, as the picture
cones in bond and will be sent back wes.
ently. We will auLke our own Aug.ell
Rev. John Chester. of the Metropolitan
Pvemhyterln church, Wasubingto, a re.
puhlican. announcM e bhi candidacy for
the position of chaplain to the house of
representatives, vice ('haplain Millburn,
den."wrat. Iklring the presklential cam
paign he published an article upon the
"TIe ntoral issue. involved inL the tariff
qtuetion." which was almed by the repub
likres as a campaignrkrcument. His slep
porter. may he is way uap on the tariff in
sue. and if Ih gets the ,place no diestht he
will keep the Lord posted every mnorning.
The . .ahlnt Post ea is trying to dep.se
the. e.kle as the national emblem. The
eagle. it ay ,is uncllouth, ungainly, and
basu habits which ar far from heing dell
rate. and reAined. The Post admits it is
not very lparticular as to the choice of his
setcceswor. if only the eagle is removed.
We aubmlt that moe long as an ofl ce-holde r
ierforuns his duties satisfacrtorly, the pub
lie has . o right to pry too closely into bhi
personal habits. The British lion has
certain rlaits and pe.uliaritkes which
would not he tolerated In a drawing rean,
and yet he receives a fair ameasure of re
spect. And it must he acknowledged that
the Amnerlcan ea..e.whateve he his errors
and indicretionas in the family circle, has
in his public eapacity been a shrieking
It was De Qualin. who Irst propound
ed the rule that human ingenuity cannot
devis. a riddle which human Ingenuity
cannot solve. The Australian hallot myw
tem, which has been regarded as a mar
terplece of human Ingenuity. falls at last
before De Qulaniey' law, aud what a fall
Is mbw , N eem6wmae I Vaogems bae
mb -n moI eseve . o me ow
*om br tviolatkWon the law, too Cbe esl
sable. It has been left to Mr. Ashe.s. a
youn lawr. NasublUs Temu.,e W t
--- a Assa elmeh on - le Asthoat a b.
lt. As the seet elmetiamn ir tlhe e*ty
the new macine was worked with eatli
a-ead eseeM br the prestlel pol
Uteame of an potle., tieuduim the pro
blitlomlme. AL with all rast InveOatome It
I8 a marvel of stmpllelty and eretlve
aes. It eoniese of a bseet of tni the
esact sim of the bllot, with spaec out
out jl over wbere th orommes ought
to be made. There Is a elamp
t the top which eatehee the
ballot and holds It firm durins the proe
of marking. )es Mlged primnarily for the
use of illiterate voter, the stenel can be
made to show whether or not It really has
been need each time It comae out of the
hooth. Of oure each party muet have
dilTerent stenell., and ech election re
quires new sets all around, but the eb.ap.
ines and rapidity with which they can he
made offset any uch diMlavantagee. The
in may he rolkld up and "ut into your
pocket, and Mr. Amelhroft after securing
a patent will no doubt decorate it appro
priately and make it a thing of beauty as
well as a joy forever. To counteract this
inMidlaus patent Australian hallot manip
uslator. hut oneerourse remains open to the
legisilaturer. Before allowing a voter to
ester a booth the judges murst strip him
etark naked, and then when he is alone
with ih' God and his lead pencil the de
sired esld, it i hoped, will be reached at
It is not every administratkion enter
priming and so eager to please its custom
ereas this. Tice-Presdent Morteo having
taken ant a liquor license in Washington,
the boes are requested to give him a call.
Mr. Morton owns the Shorebha hotel, a
new and magnifcent structure f stonea
and brick, easting SWES, where the
choicest wines, liquors and heers will be
kept eomstantly in stock at the lowest
prices. The bar. It is understood, wil be
under the personal supervislon of the
owner at least the license is taken oat in
his name. and there could be no better
guarantee of the superiority of the stock
and the elegance of the service. Tho.e
pople who have bee prone to regard Mr.
on as merely a courtly gentleman of
the old mehool of chumps, are happily to
be disappointed. He has elevated
the vic -preslenc Into something
mwre than a name. He haB
struck out boldly and estabhished an an
nex to the white house which is destined
to be more popular and m.re sought after
by visitors to the capital than the white
hbame itself. He in his own person will
represent the besuties and utilities of the
republican theory of high licemse for, de
pend upon It. he will never kick, whatever
he the fee. His duties as presiding ol"cer
of the senate , is e true, will necessitate
bhis asence from the bar more or less dur
inl the winter month, hbut by the tdas the
blas drop around in the evening. Il his
Imnanulate apron and shirt sleeves he
will be there re.dy to receive therm and
propound the cheer.fl interrogation:
"What will It be, gents?" And after
cnmpaundain the favorite beverages of
the Hiscocksan the Reeds d t Re he Quay
and the Horsm sad the McKleiler
and the Carters, bow refreshingly
through the bar room will waft that sweet
refrim : "Have somethiug ourself, LeviIt"
Let it not he forngotten that the Shorebam
will be conducted with the unmost order
and respectablity. The mnal entra.ee
to the hotel wll wile around the earner
from the bar rosn%, and what will he mori
natual than fo rother Wauna maksr en
his way home from Sunday-school, or
Brother Harrison after his dutiful as.ead.
arne at prayer meetinga. to eter in bly thes
broad way that leadeth to the register,
and then turnetb and eirrulateth around
back of the oiree and nesanderth on past
the elevator straight to where Levi standet.
in all his glory The N.orehaan will be
an unqualified sucress.
Pere -P.ee" Netd U"l bsted."
IPm ter Phadl.ib Record.
e(keran cOfmetnere to dministration-"I
havc had peralysis sine. the war. Don't
I not a pension."
Wahsets or bC _ te"
Prum the Man Prae-Jiro Alta.
With subh a lot of infant statesr etinl
bread and milk on the steps the capitol
will look like a kiladerarten nest D
rom the Philadelphia ltecord.
The friends of Thomas B. Reed of
Maine, claim that he will have ninety-two
votes on the first bialot in the republican
caucus for the slrakewrsip of the House
of Representatives, and that Major Mc
Kinley of Ohio will receive less than fifty
votes. The estimate of the friends o.
McKinley may be somewhat different.
M..eel eer a Mari Wiater.
-rmmsn the litter lout Bugle.
Kennedy lo)ugan. esq.. the mill masn-"
Mi.soula, showed his appreciatiou of th
lBugl this week by sending us a 1010.pound
sack of his justly celebrated "'traigat"
brand of roller-prcess our. We Mra now
heeled for a hurd winter, and the measly
wolf is warned to keep away tfrsu our
TI~ ALmrdi.rty of It.
i-sn the New York World.
New York ham, as the World showed
yesterday, 125 citisens who receive an ain
-tm. of 18,0U)0 a year or inore. It has
alno several hundred indivklutwl or firms
that do an annual husiness of over $1.000,
-s,. How absurd for such a city to pass
the bat in every street amid byway to w s
.ure a pledge for .,000,00 for the world's
Amd Net S. New Jersey AlsmN.
ramw the houton l et.
A New Jersey politician who has en
jyit a long career in his state, and has
held several public offies. is said to have
remarked that be was never honestly
elected aut once. and on that occeuson he
was counsted out. This bumomrous stat
mueat indicates with substantlal accursme
the way in which elections are oomamonaly
suunaged in New Jersey.
uaIw '1i.. . t.l.tsd.J ) .rumm lem.
Fromt th pmoeaew t o.) Wews.
The editor of the Ne.w barn a faslly to
support and a cow to winter. Anything
therefore, that I. raised upon the howm
.sted is acceptable ona eaheriptiou. Any
farser may pay bhi. uhrcriptioa by tbrau
lag as at our ranch Sb.D worth of arytblag
that is rltable for food or use on the
afm.t w be Just
Oun. -surs. I iM- pa .. l er
ear mnetlg wh a, atair, bet t.
sInm Uso ea estm Omed.
Vrw the (oesIm Trubue.
Int etucertai wim viltageo: al Casson
ot Leasme Lae Ln a moele at adld matds,
nuemberlng eIghty mgod ual-. Thaw. Mr
- a - - hi Uly thought of. sa" tshw
wte veerently pemsed la the nmuaesal
ounell with a hBaIpe. ao wieh there is
the followinag, lmeription: "Womms ame
as evil. ley ar a le a blaemains. They
reanld "e ausao the o athma make us
weeop bua that we lobe all the u nme."
Tbe onion to a haely hut highly repeet
ed vegetable. It bhe lavaor It has pn
sMnc-. It baa ousaenth It in arsWv..
V .Im NW Wabrinma . am
The AtL while alwayr rean to do h.ll
JselUe eo tsh euellent muaMe l whisk
prohinalrem are stmd, ate.i, balad that
the elb-lrese .. *eenlatem f s the boo,
a.st practicwal ad amoot inie.ed m
at eatriinstg tse liquor n rs. and keep
fsg it within bounads. It believes that e
periene ena wea this eaunetmio and
that all the known bfet. In te case point
in this direction. With no hoatilit to pro
hibition, therefore, it isin favor of high
leer.se u the mnre likely, and coa.e.
quentlyr the moan escellent way.
cr.m tse a au. Tbr .
The eoster plrates a C.alespeab. hba
tbreatmsa the rulia of Bihmer's priellpal
nlulstry, and a paper of the Monuasental
elty call. loadly for "emag Napoleon" to
lead le . loats of law and cdtr in a war
at estesumlnathis agalst thean. Imammashe
as the Slatlg will have to Ie domn ehlell
on water, the need of the hour would gom
to be a Lord Nelson or an Admiral Parr.
msahat win another geaot vkelory of ( 3r
tits-will oaebosldy how ius the sousdrel
that threw that potato?
Ioietiul Omar and Kaser.
IFrm the Me. Louis Pea-tiapmt.
Cusr and kaiser have uet at Bsrlin and
emnhrawed eech other sepeatedly in public.
No two rival bellee at a ball could have
been smane desanetratively tender and af
tectionate to each other In outward ap
pesrance. But the Rammian press later
petationes of the east visit weres pur
paoorly of a character to fees. the genlal
eu-rsents of the German soul and the oatse
reception by the German people was oar
meepumdinsy frigkl. The on, effect of the
ceremonial was to assure the public that
there will be nao Insnediate outbreak and
no winter earpaligrs.
Baron Hirsch, one of the richest of the
French .ankers. who was blackhalled a
few months ago by the Paris Joekey cluh,
is about to take his houlehold to Enaglad..
He thinks of tbring Houghtosn ball,one of
the nust magnifcent of English places
near .asadringhaml, for £IO0O,00. The
baron Is reputed to be worth IOOW n00mU
What General Hooker said about a car
tain divialon cormnmder's necktie and
the Rlta of truce is matched by the lats
General S. H. Hill's eclamation, "Yoa
der eonm two companies of hrigadlesr-gen
orals," as bh eye mest the unusual ight of
a cmesderrate detachment passing in .
view, attired in new and gorgeous uni
ter.e. "'neat as imported."
The pope has md the Rt.-ev.
Mgr. Satoli president of the Academy of
Noble Ecclesiastics and themletic lecturer
at the propaganda, to preside in Novem
ber at the inaugeration of the Wash.ing
to unilversity. It f understood that the
hoa father will cumea the aoes
slon by creating five new diocsses a the
At the funeral of Mrs. Iaee W. Shes
man, which was solemanlsd a few days
ago at Newport R. 1., the first earriage
contained the bereaved husband, two o
his brothers, and a sister, the combined
ages of whom was 20 years, an averge
of 77 years. Mr. Shernan as si hebrothers.
and sisters living. and the combined ages
of the seven is 8 years, an average of 75
It I. prolbale duat M. Rochefort will re.
main in London. -He is Igetly pleased."
writes the Lodon corespodent of the
Blnuinghlan m t, "with the life be leads.
Unlike the other leaders of the party, his
fortune enables him to choose for him
self. anud e l seo deeply ineeested in the
opportunities of artistic es~joment af
forded him in London othat h feels reluc
taut to lkvit."
(ol. klin Palrhanks, president of
th, Failnks rale company, will give
to tlw town of Johnsbury. Vt., his entire
collection of birds, minerals. shells, and
curiosities, and erect a suitable granite
building for a museum. His collection of
birds is one of the finest in this country.
His other curiosities inleude rare and
.stly articles from all parts of the world.
The museum will contain working roos au
for students and ascientifce library.
bt. Eifel, a son of the architect of the
fanaous Eifel tower of Paris, is spending
a few days lai Philadelphla. He is a eare
fully dressed keeeu-eyed Frenchman,
about thirty years of age. His kuowledge
of English is limiuted, but his quickness
of perception umankes up in part for that
deficiency. He has Just coumpleted a tour
of Anmeris, having been investigating
various industries connected with his pro
fessiwon, that of mechanical engineer.
it ems neen sarnmed at raos etamte-e
enrl WannanMaker i the admuinistration
otbcial who is to take a bible class in the
Chlch of the Coveunant, Washinton. He
i. shout to give up his Bethany bible class,
over which he has presided for a great
nany years. The strain of leaving Wash
ington andl going to Philadelphia every
Saturday was too mnurh for him. His
family will soon he. located at the capital,
and if be left thea every nunday he would
And little time in which to enjoy their so
The late Andtrew J. Geiger of Philadel
phia left an estate valu.d at 15O0too. His
will provides for the erection of an obelisk
over his grave. The panel on the east
side is to conntain him nams, age, and date
of death. The north panel will bear this
Inscription: "Traveled W0A miles i
America, Europe. Asia and Africa." The
seuth panel is to read: "Young man,
stop and think. See what has been the
reward for honesty, industry and eono
my. In N184 I worked on Robert Martni's
farm, near Jereyr shore, for 21 cents a
day. No fortune left to men." The west
na, his to read: "Lived and died in the
th of the immutable and machang
able and nature' God. Believed in the
gompel of peace, right, and jestice."
Our stock 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.
BARGAINS IN EVERY DEPART
In this department we are excelled by none.
We invite inspection and take pleasure
in showing the Latest Novelties.
54-inch all-wool Ladies' Cloth at 6ec per yard. This cloth is cheap
at 9go cents.
38-inch wool Tricot at 4oc per yard. well worth 75c per yard.
The newest styles in Dress Flannels at 49c per yard.
Extra Heavy Twilled Flannels at soc a yard. worth 75c.
4o-inch all-wool Tricots. new line of shades at 48c per yard.
HOSIERY AND UNDERWEAR.
Ladies' Heavy Wool Hose at s25 Ladies' White Merino Vests and
per pair, worth 4oc. Pants at 45C and 75c. former
price 75c and l.a25.
Misses' Fine Cashmere Hose. all
sizes, at 5sc per pair, black and Ladies' Scarlet All-Wool Vests
colored. and Pants at 9oc per pair.
Misses' Scarlet Vests and Past,
Misses' English Ribbed Wool all sizes at 35c per pair. former
Hose, all sizes. 5 pairs for S[.oo. price 5oc.
Five-Hook Kid Gloves, extra Five-Button Kid Gloves for goc
good, all sizes, at Si per pair. per pair, former price $I.oo.
Cloaks and Jackets.
NEW WRAPS ARRIVING DAILY
For this week we will offer
These Wraps are sold elsewhere at S8.oo to .s2.oo. Come early and
secure a bargain.
CARPETS AND OILCLOTHS.
Our stock is large and well selected. Our price as low as the lowest.
SPECIAL FOR THE WEEK:
Extra Tapestry Brussels at...............50 cents per yard.
Blankets and Comfortables.
So ars to-4 Brown Blankets at Soo Comfortables from $1.oo up
.lo per pair. to $3.00.
So pairs O0-4 Blue Kersey Blan- So White Bed Spreads at roe
kets at $3.00 per pair. each. A great bargain.
So pairs Extra Fine Gray Blan- 50 extra heavy Bed Spreads at Si
kets at $5.00 per pair. each, former price 1.50o.
So White Wool Blankets at S4.So o50 Fine Marseilles Bed Spreads
per pair. at St.So each, worth $2.25.
Estes & Connell Mercantile Company.