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THEANACONDA STANDARD: WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER JO, 188*
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WEDNESDAY.OtTtIHKR 3D. 1*W.
Theaecoiid day in tlit* trial of the^HomwUktt tunnel cane wan nearly an^good aa loitt. the counael for the return-^tng board taking up much of the time^fen an effort to disqualify the court. It^will be aeeti from the report of yester^^day's proceeditiRs that a Rood many^hours were spent by the defense in try^^ing to cut the inquiry short by throw^^ing; the case out of Judge l^e Wolfe's^aourt.
Aaon the lirst day. so again yester^^day, the court gave the lawyers for the^defense very large latitude. Indeed, the^story was afloat at noon that the Judge^had declined to hear the case and wortl^to that effect was telegraphed to^anxious republicans in Anaconda^whose ardent admiration was kin^^dled, and who subsequently united^their voices in a chorus of^high-sounding praise of a court which^they have been cursing these ten days.^The admiration of these gentlemen for^Judge l^eWolfe, was hardly less pro^^nounced that the feeling of affection^in which he was held by the republican^newspaper in Butte, yesterday, at the^early hour of the afternoon when its^editorial page had to go to press.
Iteforeyesterday's proceedings closed,^however, the tunnel precinct case got^^lose to the point where it could stand^^n its own feet. The mandate was so^amended aa to remove the last possible^abjection to a hearing before the pre^^siding judge, a lot of technical rubbish^was brushed out of the way and, if all^goes well, the case cau Ik- heard on its^merits.
Ithas been thought that the court^would not take cognizance of the affida^^vits presented before the returning Iniard^and relating to the number of repub^^licans who voted at the tunnel pre^^cinct. The answer made in ttehalf of^the returning board makes reference to^these famous affidavits, and it is there^^fore to be hoped that all the testimony^^n the subject may now find its way^Into court. It will make weary the de^^fenders of the plot which aims to throw^the precinct out.
Asingular feature of the whole case^is the servile fawning of republican^^ewspa|^era who have suddenly taken to^^ringing iu the presenee of a court^which the democratic press has not felt^^ailed upon either to flatter or condemn.
Dakotahas hard lines. Two years^^f bad orop^ have left destitute^hundreds of settlers who, possessing^nothing wheu they llrst set foot on its^dreary stretch of prairie, have had^nothing more substantial than faith to^live on aud are now brought to the^very borders of starvation. Fuel is not^abundant iu North Dakota 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^of food they cannot raise or freeze to^death because they cannot buy fuel.^In South Dakota a thousand families^are known to be in abject destitution^and the world is appealed to in their^behalf. These circular petitions for^aid are strangely iu contrast with the^Hash literature issued by railroad com^^panies who tempt settlers to wander to^a region where prosperity is iiiipussi^ble, even with excellent crops, since a^market is not available for products,^were nature ever so generous toward^the settlers.
NewYork is willing to have the^coining big fair if the rest of the world^will pass the hat and furnish the funds.^It is asserted that the election of Amos^J. Cutmuillgs to succeed the late Nam^uel S. 4'ox will smooth the way for con^^gressional aid, and New York city^newspapers are trying to have candi^^dates in that state's country districts^pledge themselves in favor of it legisla^^tive appropriation. New Yorkers are^pulling strings of eveiybody's purses^except their own.
4N A NtW F LLD
Thefact that a young man who has^a host of friends in this city is about^to accept an engagement with a com^puny operating m South Africa awak^^ens interest iu the advancement made^in that distant region iu the way of^mining. The richness of the develop-^men Is iu the Transvaal country seems^to warrant the sanguine predictions of^the prospectors who were the first to^find gold there. Iu very recent times,a^number of copper reefs have been dis^^covered which are said to be of re^^markable richness.
Anycommunity in Montana will tie^apt to receive ail news regarding the^new field with a large percentage of^allowance. Still the tide of adventure^is strongly set toward the new lield,^people are pouring in, all the phases of^mining life in a new camp are^becoming familiar and the exciting^incidents of early adventure iu Cali^^fornia, in Montana and in Australia
arefinding them selves repeated in the^far-off African republic It half that^is told about this new mining Held Is^true, the country will turn out to be^one of the richest mineral regions in the^world.
Alreadythe money markets of the^world have witnessed the organisation^of companies with abundance of money^to teat thia newest field, and it is said^that hundreds of adventurous spirits^from our western states are now at^work there or are speeding their jour^^ney toward Cape Town.
Miningin the Tranavaal country is^no new ex|ierience. 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 tips 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 those who have had abiding^faith in it.
TheStamiahii is pleased to notice^the spirit of journalistic courtesy which^prompts the Inter Mountain practi^^cally to rank the Miner as the best^daily newspaper published in Kntte.^This is frank recognition of a fact^which is not news to the public.^Ilittte's morning newspaper has been^severely scored in its time by writers^for rival newspapers, but its recent^marked improvement in every depart^^ment has not escajied the attention *f^the public. The fact that the daily cir^^culation of the Miner in Anaconda is^65 per cent, larger than that of the Inter^Mountain is pretty substantial testi^^mony to the relative estimate iu which^the llutte dailies are held. It is refresh^^ing to find courteous recognition of all^this in the columns of the Miner'*^evening rival in Hutte.
Taxesare a veritable burden 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.
Thevaluation of pro]terty iu this^county amounted to about ^M,UUu,()00^seven years ago. Then there was no^railroad across the county, the site of^Anaconda was a woodland waste, the^tiranite mountain's wealth was not^dreamed of, and a score of other im^^mensely valuable properties in the^county had no plaee iu the tax rolls. All^these properties are now liberal con^^tributors to the public purse, yet the^total valuation of the county is to^^day less than^,(^.^.^- The trouble^is that the work of assessing is not^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 Deer^Lodge would easily be placed above^^ Kl.UUU.UH) and thus the share of eaeh^contributor be lessened.
Asit is. the rate for the tax-payer in^Anaconda is little short of three per^cent. (If course, 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 3i^ |ter cent more to^^day than it was a year ago. At the^same time there is no reason why the^annual levy ought not to be more evenly^distributed. Such distribution would^certainly add two or three millions to^the aggregate assessable property.
llcpublicaiilawyers are bent on get^^ting out of a court which the republi^^can press of Hutte is lauding to the^skies. Indeed the newspu|K^r 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.
Thisadministration is R-oiliK to protect^tin- painters and irlaziers of the conn-^try a|raiti^t the pauper laltor of Kuropc, if^it knows flow, and it think* it tinea. The^duty on ^The Auirelii*^ is K*^,1HU, which,^however, will not Ik* |m^id, hk the picture^coiii.-s in Ixmd anil will In- wilt Ixtek pres^^ently. We will make our own An^rli^after thia.
Rev.John Cheater, of the Mctro|tolitau^Presbyterian church. Washington, it re^^publican, announces his candidacy for^the position of chaplain to the house of^representatives, vice Chaplain Millhiini,^deii^ x-rat. During the presidential catn-^Itaigit he published an article ii|m^ii the^^The moral issues involved in the tarilf^^|ilestion,^ which was used by the repul^-^lieaus as a campaign document. His snp-^porters say he is way up on thw tariff^ is-^aue, and if he gets the place no doubt he^will keep the Lord postisl every morning.
TheWashington I'tist is trying to depose^the eagle its the national emblem. The^eagle, it says, is uncouth, ungainly, anil^lias habits which are far from being deli^^cate and rellmsl. The i'ost admits it is^not very particular as to tin* choice of his^successor, if only the eagle is removed.^We submit that so long as all office-holder^perforins his duties satisfactorily, the pub-^lie has no right to pry too c losely into his^|m rsoual habits. The Itritish lion has^certain traits anil i sm-iiI iari t ies which^would not In- tolerated in a drawing room,^and yet he ns-cives a fair measure of rc~^s|s-et. Ami it must Im^ acknowledged that^the American eagle,whutever Is* his errors^ami indiscretions in the family circle, has^iu his public capacity Is-eu a shrieking^auccess.
Itwas l^i^ Quitieey who first propound^^ed the rule that human ingenuity cannot^devise u riddle which human ingenuity^cannot solve. The Australian ballot sys^^tem, which has Itceii regarded an a mas^^terpiece of human ingenuity, falls at last^Is-fore Dc Ouinc ^ ^ %- law , and wliut a fall
theattempts to get the
defective,or too roaiii-^featly in violation of the law, to be practi^^cable. It baa been left to Mr. Aaberoft, a^young lawyer of Naahville, Tenn., to in*^vent ^ dead eineh on the Australian bal^^lot. At the recent election in that city^the new machine was worked with euthiisi-^aam and sueeeaa by the practical poli^^tician* of all parties, including the prohi^^bition lata. Aa with all great inventions it^is a marvel of simplicity and effective^^ness. It consists of a sheet of tin the^exact aise of the ballot, with apace* cut^out just over where the crosses ought^to be made. There ia a clamp^at the top which catches the^ballot and holds it firm during the proeea*^of marking. Designed primarily for the^use of illiterate voters, the ateneil can be^made to show whether or not it really has^Itrcn used each time it comes out of the^Itooth. Of course each party must have^different stencils, and each election re^^quire* new sets all around, but the cheap^^ness and rapidity with which they can he^made offset any such disadvantage*. The^tin may he rolled up and I tit into your^l^ocket, anil Mr. Aachcroft after securing j^a patent will no doubt decorate it appro- |^priately and make it a tiling of beauty as^well a* a joy forever. To counteract this^insidious patent Australian ballot mani|v^tilator, but one course remains open to the^legislature*. Before allowing a voter to^enter a booth the Judge* must strip him^stark naked, and then when he ia alone^with h a God and hi* lead jmmiHI the de^^sired cud, it i* hoped, will In- reached at
Itis not every administration so enter^^prising anil ho eager to please its custom-^era aa this. Vice-President Morton having^taken out a liquor license in Washington,^the boys are n^quested to give him a call.^Mr. Morton own* the Shorehatn hotel, a^new and magnificent structure of atone^anil brick, coating 9.100,000, where the^choicest wines, liquors and Ih-ci-s will lie^kept constantly in stock at the lowest^price*. The bar, it i* understood, will be^under the |ieraonal stipcrvision of the^owner; at least the license la taken out in^his name, anil there could Im^ no better^guarantee of the niincriority of the ntock^and the elegance of the service. Those^people who have been prone to regard Mr.^Morton an merely a courtly gentleman of^the old school of chumps, are happily to^he disappointed. He ha* elevated^the vice-presidency into something^more than a name. He has^struck out Is.Idly and established all an^^nex to the white house which is destined^to he more popular and more sought after^by visitors to the capital than the white^house itself. He ill bin own person will^represent the beaiitie* anil utilities of the^republican theory of high license for, de^^pend ii|m^ii it. he will never kick, whatever^In* the fee. His duties as presiding officer^of the senate, it ia true, will necessitate^his absence from the bar more or less dur^^ing the winter months, but by the time the^hoya drop around iu the evening, in his^immaculate apron and shirt sleeves be^will be there ready to receive tlieiu and^pro|mHind the cheerful interrogation:^^What will it be, gents^^ And after^compounding the favorite beverage* of^tb^- Hiscocka and the Reeds and the Quays^ami the Hum and the Mi'Kinleya^and the Carters, how refreshingly^through the bar room will waft that aweet^refrain: ^Hstc something yourself, Levi!^^Let it not be forgotten that the Shorehaiu^will be conducted with the utmost order^and respectability. The main entrance^to the hotel will be around the corner^from the liar room, and what will he more^natural than for Brother Waiinamaker on^his way home from Sunday-school, or^Brother Harrison after hi* dutiful attend^^ance at prayer meeting, to enter in by the^broad way that leadeth to the register,^and then tunieth and eirrulateth around^back of the office and ineanderth on past^the elevator straight to where l.evi stalldeth^ill all his glory! The Shorehum will be^an unqualified success.
For^Praalon^ KraJ --subsidy .
Fromthe Philadelphia Itccunl.
Oceancommerce to administration -^I^have had paralysis since the war. Don't^1 get a |m-iisioii.
Infantsof ttir i 'oufi-flr rat Ions.
Fromthe San Francisco Alts.
Withani'li u lot of infant states eating^bread anil milk on the steps the cupitol^will look like a kindergarten next De^^cember. ______
TheMprskrrahlp.^9' .mi the Philadelphia Keconl.
Thefriends of Thomas H. Kecd of^Manic, claim that he will have ninety-two^votes on the first ballot ill the republican^caucus for the speakership of the House^of Kepreseututives, and that Major Mc-^Kinlt-y of Ohio will receive les* than fifty^votes. The estimate of the friend* of^McKinley may be somewhat different.
Hwlrdfor s Hard Wiatrr.
Fromtin- Hitter Itoot Bugle.
KennedyDougun. esq., the mill mail of^Missoula, showed hi* appreciation of the^Httf/le this week by sending u* a lno-pouiid^suck of hi* justly celebrated ^Straight^^brand of rollcr-pnK-css flour. We arc now^heeled for a hard winter, and the measly^wolf is warned to keep away from our
ThaiA i.-in .Illy or It.^From tin- New York World
NewYork has, as the World showed^yesterday, 1__^ ritisen* who receive an in^^come of SJM ^, I a ^i a year or more. It lias^also several hundred individuals or firms^that do an annual business of over Jl.om,-^UUO. How absurd for such u city to pass^the hat ill every street and byway to se^^em-,- u pledge for $:^.ou^.toai for the world's
AnilMot In New Jrrwy Alone.^Frniii tin* Itestiui Post.
ANew Jersey politician who has en-^j joyed a long career iu his state, anil ha*^In Id several public otllt-cs. is saiil to have^remarked that he was never honestly^elected but once, and on that occasion hi*^was counted out. This humorous state^^ment indicates with substantial accuracy^the way in which election* an- commonly^managed ill New Jersey.
Kll|(riirlr of Colorado .1 out-null,m.
Fromthe Sciire* ,f^^i.i News.
Theeditor of the Sew* has a family to^support and a cow to winter. Anything,^therefore, that is raised upon the home^^stead is acceptable on aiilsu-riptioii. Any^farmer may pay his subscription hy bring^^ing us at our ranch 91.SO worth of unything^that ia suitable for food or use on the
or.If h*^amount of plowing for Bre^now we sure in net^corn, turnips, hay, straw, etc.
1SJSJ Una ls^ thai Oak*.^From the Oakland Tribune.
Ina certain Swiss Tillage in the Canton^of Lucerne there ia a society of old maid*,^numbering eighty good souls. These four^score are highly thought of. and they^were recently presented by the municipal^council with a banner, on which there ia^the following inscription : ^ Women are^an eril, but they are also a blessing. They^remind us of the onions that make us^weep, but that we love all the name.^^The onion is a homely but highly respect^^ed vegetable. It has flavor, it has pun^^gency, it has strength ; it i* aggressive.
WellBfeaalag Hat Mlaguldeat.
Fromthe Washington post.
TheI'nmt while always ready to do full^justice to the excellent motives by which^prohibitionists are actuated, has held that^the high-lieciisc system furnishes the Isist,^most practical and most successful means^of controlling the liquor traffic and keep^^ing it within hound*. It believe* that BS^^|s-ric!tce confirms this conclusion anil^that all the known facts iu the case point^in this direction. With no hostility to pro^^hibition, therefore, it is in favor of high^license aa the more likely, and conse^^quently, the more excellent way.
Fromtile Chicago Tribune.
Theoyster pirates of Che*a|M-ake hay^threaten the ruin of Bait inter'* principal^industry*, ami a paper of the Monumental^city calls loudly for ^some Napoleon^ to^leail the hosts of law and order in a war^of extermination against them. Inasmuch^aa the fighting will have to be done chiefly^on water, the need of the hour would seem^to lie a Lord Nelson or an Admiral Parra-^gut. though some Napoleon, it I* true,^might win another great victory of ( lyster-^liti -will somclHMly show tia the scoundrel^that threw that potato
Us-cllfult aar and Kutaer.
Fromthe St. I^ul^ Post-Dispatch.
Cxarand kaiser have met at Berlin and^embraced each other rc|ieatcdly in public.^No two rival licUcs at a ball could have^Im-cii more demonstratively tender and af^^fectionate to each other in outward ^|^-^|H^araiice. But the Russian press inter^^pretations of the cxar's visit were pur-^|N^sely of a character to freese the genial^currents of the German soul and the czar'a^reception by the Ucrnut.li |M*opl^* was cor^^respondingly frigid. The only effect of the^ceremonial was to assure the public that^there will lie no immediate outbreak and^no winter campaign.
HuronH it-scli, one of the richest of the^French bankers, who was blackballed a^few mouths ago by the Paris Jockey club,^is alxnit to take his household to Kuglaud.^He thinks of buying Houghton hall,one of^the most magnificent of Knglish places,^near Suiiilriughuiu, for A'.'IUO.OOU. The^baron is reputed to is* worth _.*lO,UU^,0OU.
What(icncral Hooker said about a cer^^tain division commander's necktie anil^the flog of truce is matched hy the late^General D. H. Hill's exclamation, ^Yon^^der come two companies of brigadier-gen^^erals,^ as his eye met the unusual sight of^a confederate detachment passing in re^^view, attired iii now and gorgeous uni^^forms, ^neat a* ImiMirted.
Thepope lias commissioned the lit. Kev.^Mgr. Satolli president of the Academy of^Noble Kcclusiastics ami thomistic lecturer^at the propaganda, to preside iu Novem^^ber at the inauguration of the Washing^^ton university. It i* understood that the^holy father will commemorate the occa^^sion hy creating five new diocese* in the^United States.
Atthe funeral of Mrs. Isaac W. Sher^^man, which was solemnized a few days^ago at Newpiart, It. I., the first carriage^contained the liercaved husband, two of^his brothers, and a sister, the combined^ages of whom was .^tUH years, an average^of 77 years. Mr. Sherman lias six brothers^anil sisters living, and the combined ages^of till! seven ia 5l'A years, ail average of 75^years.
Itis probable that M. Rocliefort will re^^main in London. ^He is greatly pleased,^^writes the London correspondent of the^Birmingham f'osf, ^with the life he leads.^Unlike the other leaders of tin* party, his^fortune enables him to choose for him^^self, mill hi* is so deeply interested iu the^opportunities of artistic enjoyment af^^forded him in Loudon that he feels reluc^^tant to leave it.
Col.FfSifcikliu Fairbanks, president of^the Kuirnanks scale company, will give^to the town of Jolmsbiiry, Vt., his entire^collection of birds, minerals, shell*, and^curiosities, anil erect u suitable granite^building for a museum. His collection of^birds is one of the finest in this country.^His other curiosities include rare and^costly articles from all part* of the world.^The museum will contain working rooms^for students and a scientific library.
M.Kiifel, a son of the architect of the^famous KiiTel tower of Paris, is *pcnditig^a few days iu Philadelphia,. He is a care^^fully dressed, kecn-cyed Frenchman,^utioiit thirty years of uge. His knowledge^of F.uglish is limited, but hi* quickness^of perception make* up in part for that^deficiency. He lias just completed a tour^of America, having been investigating^various industries connected with hi* pro^^fession, that of mechanical engineer.
Itlias Im.hu learned that Postiuuster-Geii-^eral Wanna maker is tin* administration^otlicial who is to take a bible class in the^Church of tin* Covenant, Washington. He^is alstut to give up liis Hcthuny bible class,^over which hi- has pis-sided for a great^many years. Tin- strain of leaving Wash^^ington anil going to Philadelphia every^Saturday wus too much for him. Hi*^family will aooll Is- hs-alcd at the capital,^anil if hi' left them every Sunday be would^Mud little time ill which to enjoy their so-^cii ty.
Thelute Andrew J. Geiger of Philadel^^phia left an estate valu -il at r-'.VJ.diaj. His^will pis ^v ides for the erection of an ohvliak^over his grave. Tin* panel oil the east^side is to contain bis name, uge, and date^of death. The north |SMfeSl will l^eur this^Inscription: ^Traveled tiO.UUU miles iu^America, Ktiro|M*, Asia anil Africa.^ That^south pane! is to read: ^Young man,^atop ami think. Sen what baa Im*cu the^reward for honesty, industry anil rcono*^my. Ill 1M40 I worked on Kols rt Martin's^farm, near Jersey shore, for _ft cents a^^lay. No fortune left to me.^ The west^panel is to read: ^Livi*d and died in the^faith of tin- immutable anil unchange^^able and nature's t^od. Believa*d iu the^g^^s|*-l of |m*ace, right, and justice.
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-
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 cheat*^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.^Kxtra 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' English Ribbed Wool^Hose, all sizes, 5 pairs for Si.00.
Five-Hook Kid Gloves, extra^good, all sizes, at Si per pair.
Ladies'White Merino Vests and^Pants at 45c and 75c, former^price 75c and Si.25.
Ladies'Scarlet All-Wool Vests^and Pants at 90c per pair.
Misses'Scarlet Vests and Pants,^all sizes at 35c per pair, former^price 50c.
Five-ButtonKid Gloves for 50c^per pair, former price Sl-OO.
NEWWRAPS ARRIVING DAILY
Forthis week we will offer
TheseWraps are sold elsewhere at $8.00 to Si2.00. Come early and
Ourstock is large and well selected. Our price as low as the lowest.^SPECIAL FOR THE WEEK:^Kxtra Tapestry Brussels at50 cents per yard.
50pairs 10-4 Brown Blankets at^S2.10 per pair.
50pairs 10-4 Blue Kersey Blan^^kets at S3.00 per pair.
50pairs Extra Fine Gray Blan^^kets at $5.00 per pair.
50White Wool Blankets at S4.50^per pair.
500Comfortables from Si.00 up^to S3.00.
50 White Bed Spreads at 70c^each. A great bargain.
50extra heavy Bed Spreads at Si^each, former price Si.50.
50Fine Marseilles Bed Spreads^at Si.50 each, worth S2.25.
Estes^ Connell Mercantile Company.