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THEANACONDA STANDARD: FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER I, sM*
(SHED EVERY MORNING IN THE^WEEK EXCEPT MONDAY
ay(wr ^ or mail at t*m dollar* a^. tbrer dolla^^ a quarter ur uo^-^aollar a month
THBSTRNDRRD^I mm ^aJy daily nrw^|ia per with tWe*T^ph ^li^^atrtiri In Ileer IamIic county. It prinla^^ nr^ telegraphic iioaathan any otlu-r^la Montana.
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THESTANDARD,^of Mala and Third ^trwt^,^Montana.
Wannemakerhas bucketl the tic^T^pretty ^iicttwsfully after all. The new^^chedule of rate* arniiijjed b^'t w^'^mi the^government and the Western I'nion^Tetefrrapli company is a rimmI bargain^for all the departinentM at Waaliinirtoii^and if hand-me-down clothing can^hereafter Ik* sent by telegraph att a rut^on former rate* no lover of the republic^will complain.
Thentaartl!^^ plot !^^ Ktenl tin* l^ail^K Ikixm^with a view of Htufllnic the sunn-. M aaanMni in^yrati'rd^^ ^ Inter MminiiKu, uiHjiuxtril ili-rcnt^ample and rxa^|^*ratf^l the coii.piralora. The^vtrtuoun demtM-rai'y aliouM at least wait until it^Reta out of eourt. Intrr M'mntitin.
Ofcount* decent |^eople were disgust^^ed that such rot should find its way into^print. The Silver How fakirs are fur^nishing some choice sensations of late,^which are nauseous at titling indeed.
Thiscity extends a cordial welcome^to J. It. Ilaggiu, congratulating him^on the fact that the season's successes^of hi* stables are the source of more^solid satisfaction than all the honors^that flow from a share in the directory^of the Northern Pacific railroad; yet^wondering why he should be assigned^to a room on the lirst Moor of the Mon^^tana, to which the fourth floor was^added by the dictate of his own good^taste. Anaconda adorns itself in its^most becoming bib and tucker when^^ever it has notice of a visit from Mr.^Ilaggin. who is first in the good-will of^its people and the last to crave its pop-^alar applause.
THECOURT DECIDES.^In the matter of the Ilomestake tun^oel precinct. Judge De Wolfe was com^^pelled Ml write his decision in a hurry.^It could not have presented the situa^^tion in more lucid form if a week had^been spent in its preparation. ^^f^^ourse, the lawyers who represent a^conspiracy to steal the state were ready^to throw new obstacles in the way of^the court, but this policy of obstruction^had been anticipated and surprises none^of us. In this county, crime, wrapping^itaelf in the convenient robe of techni^^cality, is sometimes allowed to get a^pretty long start of its pursuers and, in^the pending case, while the people crave^an orderly count, to the end that state^hood may be realized, the only course is^to wait in patience until fraud has ex^^hausted its last frivolous pretext.
Thedecision rendered yesterday^morning by Judge De Wolfe is a com^^pact summary of the disputed case^which every intelligent layman can un^^derstand an he reads it. The court^first studies the question whether the^functions of the canvassing board are^ministerial only or partly ministerial^or partly judicial. In deciding that^point Judge lie Wolfe was able to com^^mand abundant precedent in the way^of unquestioned authority, and in fix^^ing the functions of the board as pure^^ly ministerial he placed every element^of the controversy in clearest light.^Judge Knowles has been a persistent^advocate of the returning board that^has sought to throw the tunnel precinct^out. The very atmosphere about him^must have been redolent with the re^^flection of his blushes, when, yesterday^morning, the court quoted the^decision once rendered by Judge^Knowles himself, fully sustaining^every sentence iu the opinion handed^down by Judge I^e Wolfe.
Havingascertained the true function^of the canvassing board. Judge ]^e^Wolfe properly concludes that the duty^of the board is simply to make ab^^stracts of the votes as shown by the re^^turns and that the board has no power^to pass on the alleged informalities^recited by the defendants. ^These may^be important questions and the law^provides a tribunal where they may be^raised and decided, but they are not for^the determination of a canvassing^board;^ so the decision reads. There^^upon, Judge |^e Wolfe scatters the^fragments left from the case made iu^behalf of the canvassers by saying:
Theanitwer in one plm-e Mai.that^ 174 votes^WtBB cat at |Mv.-iiu-t M. 1 am at a lo^s to know^now this fact eouhl ap|x-ar SfMSfJI l^^ taa NtanM^which a majority of the SaWVaSBfcBJ BCa** le-^^w*ed. If it SMSSm l^y the returns it follows^from nee^KKity that the returns were Miffli-irni to^enable t|^. ranvaaatnic Itoard to awcrt alii Ihe^^ote cast, and for whom east, ami this w as sum.-^lent to enable them to make the abstract of the^^ote^ raqiiired at their hands. This iblimssioii of^the answer also negative* 1 ma allegation that it^eouid not lie ^easily^ determined, from^the returns, the number of votes east, anil for^Whom east. Whether ^easily^ ascertained or^not. it mma to have been ascertained fur the^purpose of a pleading;, and as a defense against^what the law enjoins as a public duty, ami, if^useful for such a purpose, why could not the^knowledge thus acquired Ite as well applied in^^ Ing abstracts of the votes east at the prc-^I la question^] No reason has been staled,^M be Imagined, why, if the vote ^-ould be as^I from the returns, it should not he^iHHint^ by the eauvaasing board.
Withthe text of this decision in his^linn*1*. Wilbur F. Sanders would wisely^seek the privacy of his cliaml^er and^meditate. In the presence of its teise^phrases. Judge Knowles may note how
lightlyhe threw to the winds a reputa^^tion for candor and for that priceless^trait which the common people call^professional integrity. . condemned^murderer, the partner of Seligman and^the convenient tool of fraud may read^its lines to learn how futile lying testi^^mony ofteu proves to be, and the other^procurers of dishonest affidavits may^discover that falsehood is still a lie^even though it be sworn to.
Iuthe end the vote of the Ilomestake^precinct will lie counted and the men^who were elected by the people of Mon^^tana will take their rightful place in^the service of the state. Law and the^code may have quirks and turns^which will prolong a strife that ought^to end to-day. Api^eals may prosper^and delays prevail; but we predict that,^with the'testimony relating to this foul^conspiracy before them, the people of^Montana will never surrender |^eaceful^i possession to men who nre seeking to^make the ballot a mockery and the^I popular will an illusion which any de^j s|M^iler may Tightly brush away.
Knowlesami 4'anipliell continue to make It^I lively for the bourbon talent of Helena. !#^/^^^^j .Ifon,if^iin.
Andalso for the bourbon tangle foot^j of Itutte.
ASTO THE COURT
TheItutte Intrr Mountain is unduly^anxious to get into a controversy over^Judge I)eWolfe's fitness to bear the^tunnel precinct case. This n^*wspa|ier^has not felt called ui^oii to speak in^praise or blame of the court. Demo^^crats in Silver How county didn't want^to go into court in the first place, but^they were dragged before the bench^against their will. They propose now^to abide the event and they are not^^discussing^ any of the judges.
Twodays ago we rememlier to have^read iu the Intrr Mountain that ^the^only thing for the dem^^eratic press to^do now is to abuse Judge De Wolfe.^^That was when the organ of the con^^spiracy thought itself a winner. We^do not notice that democracy has been^pouring any vials of wrath on the^court's head. We are still clinging to^the sentiment heltl at 1:45 o'clock Tues^^day afternoon, October in the oflicc^of the Intrr Mountain, when it re^^marked: ^I'p to the present writing the^Intrr Mountain can conscientiously^endorse all the pleasant things that the^democratic press has said about Judge^DeWolfe.^ That was the hour when^the conspiracy expected to get away^with the court on technicalities. In^fact, last Tuesday will be recorded as^^DeWolfe day^ iu the Intrr Mountain^otlice.
(rave results depend on the decision^to In* rendered this morning, but the^St a ni^a km doesn't undertake to rentier^any assistance to the court in reaching^a decision. In fact, we assume that^Judge DeWolfe understands his busi^^ness and that the courts of Montana^can run right on without asking the^legal acumen pent up in newspaper^otlices to help them out.
Whilethe Miner is howling and shrieking^about republican fraud, democrats are trying to^steal the hallot-hoxcs Intrr-Mountain.
Meanwhilethe Silver Itow republi^^cans are trying to steal 'Me state, and^the paragrapher of the inter Mountain^is anxiously awaiting the coming of^the fool-killer.
Ifthe estimates which Thomas 4^.^Shearman is about to furnish to the^Forum are good for anything, there^are a few very rich meii in this coun^^try. Taking the valuations lately re^^ported by the territorial governors and^assuming that Mr. Shearman's figures^are accurate, it appears that John J.^Astor could own the territory of^Wyoming and have forty millions left^for running expenses.
TheTrinity church corporation iu^New York City would need to borrow^only about 9'JU,UUU,UKI to buy the whole^of Montana, 011 the basis of fiovemor^White's tigurcs, which do not include^the milling property exempt from tax^^ation. Of course, that property cuts^considerable figure iu .Montana's^wealth; but Trinity Church, two of the^Yauderbilts. J. D. Itockafeller, and^Mrs. Hetty tireen could chip iu enough^to buy the territory, railroads, mines^and all, and have quite a little fund for^prospecting work to boot. W. K. Van-^derbilt and the Packer estate could own^Idaho, Mormons and all, and still have^snug millions left to put away for a^rainy day.
Auynumber of comparisons could be^made if we assume that Mr. Shearman's^guesses are good. Probably he is l .sr^out of the way ou some of the people^in his list. Not so very long ago there^was talk of sixteen men in the city of^Helena, each with a million in his in^^side pocket, ligtiresthat arc as far out of^the way as are the current estimates^showing that one man iu seventeen in^the city of Chicago is practically a pau^^per.
Regardingpoverty it is quite impos^^sible to secure correct data for the^I'nited States. In Kuglaud, however,^the operation of the poor law makes it^possible to secure suilicieutly accurate^figures and it appears from the oiticial^reports that one man out of every^twenty you meet on the streets of Lon^^don is a pauper.
THECOMING QUESTION^It is the opinion of the Chicago Time*^that the silver convention soon to be^held in St. Louis has for its promoters^a ^little company of silver ami political^speculators in the otlice of the (iranite^Mountain Mining company at St.^Louis. With this declaration for a^starter, the Chicago Time* runs hastily^over a string of figures that prove^nothing and then blithely concludes^that, as the government is coining sil
verenough, there is no demand for the^proposed convention.
Notwithstandingthe flippant style^iu which the Ttinett seeks to dispose of^the business, we fancy that the conven^^tion will meet and that its intelligent^members will formulate the views^ou silver coinage which have been faith^^fully discussed these many years in^the West and which are now finding^advocates throughout the Kast. We^predict, too. that the utterances of the^delegates will command a hearing with^men at Washington who help to shape^national legislation. There was a time^when eastern editorial pages could cry^down the voice of the Western press^and people, but that time is no more.
Thisserious view of the situation is^taken by the New York Trihnne which,^while it is utterly hostile to the convic^^tions tin silver held in the West, per^^ceives the strength of the movement^and warns the Kast against what it^assumes to be a trans-Missouriaii her^^esy. When fhe discussion regarding^silver is again fairly opened,^we may expect goldite organs^like the Tribnnr -to start out^with the old saws that the country^already has more money in circulation^than it needs, that the ^constitution^does not contemplate a double stand^ard.^ that the liberal ccinage or in^^creased purchase of silver would do^harm and all that.
Havingintelligent grasp on this sub^^ject, the West will he* able to meet the^exploded fallacies to which the eastern^I press must again resort when the dis^^cussion begins; and the indications are^that the convention to be held in St.^Louis will serve ' an excellent purpose^in helping to bring the issue fairly he-^fore the country.
Whenthe Anaconda Srwn uili desires to lie^praticularl) ridiculous it prints an editorial 011^the subject of article courtesy. I nlir-Mountain.
Ashort bit will Is* given for the first^correct solution of the above.
TheIc-ming tower of I'isa in to he drawn^aw ay at last. It is ut^out to he sold by lot^^tery.
WindowrIumm ought to ha pulled down^this time of year, but it won't lie. The^trust IntH advanced prices five |tcr cent.
t.ruiitl Duke Peter, a neohew of the^rsar, bus declined to Ik- a candidate for I^the throne of Hulgitriu. Pete probably^has a dead sure promise of the poHtotllco. |
Heavennever burns, down.^ says Dr.^TulmuK^*. ^And sinners should remem-^liera,^ says Editor Waterson, ^that tin-^other place doesn't burn down. The eon-^tlunrutioii keeps riirlit on.^ People who^get places there will feel like iM-iiig fired.
Theollieial announcement is made that^at last the white house lias Im^cu entirely^cleared of ruts. Now if something i-aabe^done to remove the Hies that nre fain to^Kettle ii|m^ii him, the president will he iu a^good mood to issue the auntiul thanksgiv^^ing proclamation.
ArchitectCutter of New York is suing^John A. Morris for fl.JQO services. Mor^^ris instructed Cutter to construct a bed^room in his bouse w hich should be ahwo-^Itttely ini|m^rvioua to snores. He limited^the expense to f^.OOO. Cutter went ahead^mid accomplished the task, but when^completed the l^cd room had rust flL'.noo.
ANEW AFFTOAVIT.^It la n matter of regret to the republi^^cans that the following allhlavit arrived^in Butte too late for presentation before^the court:
Nowcomes Wither Furious Sanders ns^fast as he can come and with blood in his^eye, uud for answer to the alternative writ^of mandamus ou the relation of J. J, M^-^Hutton, holds up lM^th hands and Is-ing^duly disposed solemnly alleges, to-wit:
FirstThat iu the matter of the rela^^tion of J. J. M^-Huttoii, said J. J. M^-^Huttoii is not and never has Ih^cii^a relation of our family; and further^^more we will not let the sahl J. J.^McHuttou or any other man d -n us and^go home alive.
SecondThat I, the deponent, have^been u resident of the territory of Mon^^tana a great many years and have not yet^Im-cii killed: that 1 have ut ull times Is-en^ready and willing to serve said people of^said territory in any honorable and lu^^crative otlice, and I will ever so pro^^test ; that 1 have repeatedly informed^said people of my readiness and willing^^ness aforesaid; that I have 011 certain sun^^dry anil divers occasions got flown on my^hands and knees before said |h-ople, and^earnestly liesotight said |M-oplo to give me j^a show: that on each, every ami all of the |^certain sundry and divers occasions afore^^said, the said people notified me in a cer^^tain manner, to wit: by a large and in^^creasing majority, that they entertained a^certain desire* that I should give them, the^said |^cople of the said territory, a rest.
ThirdThat I have faithfully endeav^^ored to adjust the unfortunate differences^of opinion existing between said |ieople,^us the party of the first part, and myself,^as the parly of tin- second part, respecting^my commanding ability and preeminent^t|ua li Heat ions for a certain position at a^certain city, to-wit: the city of Washing^^ton, t). f., but the said people in uud for^the said territory arose uud did strenuous^^ly urge me, the deponent, to go directly^and souk my head.
Fourth- That said souk to said head is^an act peculiarly disagreeable to me; and^that 1 am all-tired weary of a certain per^^petual raz/.h--dazzlc and tumbling Into the^soup administered unto me by said |m-opU^^for the 1.1st an years by the means and in^the 111.inner aforesaid.
Fifth-That there is now u pertain other^olllee about to Ik-created at the suid city^of Washington, l^. ^'.; that upon informa^^tion and belief suid olllee is just my size,^uud will just suit me.
SixthThat while it is evident that the^sit id paajpla of the said territory have cer^^tain other intentions regarding suid olllee,^I see a eertain way by and through the in^^strumentality of certain monkeying in^certain ^|Uartors to get into said office,^and thereby get even with suid |m^ople,^uud do up said |tcoplc, ami put said^people into said soup.
SeventhWherefore, I pray the eourt to^get a gait on uud fix things up for me in a^certain way uud with a certain slickuess^so that I may take an early train for the
aidcity of Washington, D. C.^propriat^ suid office in the slick^aforesaid.
Fromthe IjNiiavUIr (asirier-Jourtial.
Thegreenback party seems uncom^^fortably small for a party, and yet not^small enough for a tasaehall nine.
Fromthe New York Herald.
Thediscovery of natural gas iu South^Dakota indicates that tile elements have^come to the relief of the laud boomer*,^who really must he ^rotting tired.
ColourI amllli's Mission.
FromIhe I^HiisvlUe CiMirler-JtHinuil.
PerhapsUr. Harrison sends Colonel^Smith to Canada to chunu the Canadian^ladies into favoring annexation. Once^the ladies are won over to u cause it be^^gins to pros|m-r.
Menas a Literary Keller.^From the St. l-nius 1'est i lis patch.
HenHutler's pro|Ms*cd volume of per^^sonal rciMiuisceuccH will undoubtedly Im-^interesting, but bow will In- classify it V^Will it Im- issued as nu historical romance^or fiction suggested by facta^.'
Fromthe New York Tribune.
Themotto of K.i.Nii|^ pa Klete, as an^esteemed contemporary printed at Hono^^lulu, Hawaiian islands, is ^ K ke Kiai!^Hi-uh ko ku |^o^ K ola o Hawaii a man^loa ! ^ This strikes us us iK-iug uttout the
IIIunder I pon Hluntler.^From the Philadelphia Times.
SenatorMaiulerson committed a grev-^ions blunder when In- received a reruting^of his |m'iision.withoverr4,OUOurrear^^ with^^out the semblance of compliance with the^la ws.atid he now simply makes the blunder^more ini|^osiiig by bis uwkurd blunder in^attempting to justify his acceptance of u^notoriously law less pension.
KecretHivorce la Colorado.
Fromthe I leaver News.
Coloradois one of the states wherein^the ^secret divorce^ nourishes. Hundreds^of them are granted in Aruphoc county^alone each year. Instead of seeking to^stem the Mood, the legislature every scu-^son increases its volume, until the ^^secret^divorce^ in Colorado may now 1st said to^have assumed the dimensions of a torrent.
Fromthe Host on Herald.
Therearc a good many ways to secure^social recognition. The Philadelphia^papers tell of a new comer to that city^who has routed |^cws in three fashionable^churches there in order to get into society.^Tin- worship of God may do him some^go. si ill Philadelphia, but he mustn't for^^get the reverence that is due the Kiddles^also, if be is socially ambitious.
The(ilory or a Free Country.
Fromthe I adlaopntla Journal.
Tin-ranksof capitalists are constantly^recruited from those of energetic, indus^^trious and enterprising men who, by-^sheer force of character, achieve success^ill spite of circumstances, and from wage-^workers Im-coiiic employers and million^^aires. Such men are the bulwark of the^state, uud their careers are u grand illus^^tration of the possibilities open to every^young American; for if it may not be^granted to all to succeed iu the same large^degree, the fact that all may enter the^race and achieve iw much success as he is^ca|^able o\ ia still the best feature of true^lilierty and the crowning glory of Ameri^^can citiseuship.
Theemperor of China runs 438 servants.
Flagler,the Standard Oil man, ia build^^ing a *^uu,Ouu yacht.
Kx-SecreturyKndieott will practice luw^with bis son in Boston.
Tin-empress of Austria spends most of^her time painting china.
Kx-QtieeiiIsabella of Spain recently^won $40,000 on a horse race.
PrinceBismarck received over 1,1 wo tel^^egrams of congratulations 011 the occasion^of the 27th anniversary of his ap|k^int-^ment as president of the Prussian cabinet.
Whilein Paris Edison received on an^average l,^Jlo letters a day, many of them^Is ing offers of marriage to bis daughter,^while others contained snuff, funs, gar^^ters and like articles.
WhenMrs. Hastings, of Carlisle. N. Y.,^passed over the dark river her husband^hud an epitaph all ready for her monu^^ment. A portion of it reads: ^She never^Ixirniwfil one single thing from her neigh-^Im^i-s during her thirty-four years of wedded^life.
TheBudtt-l'csth clerical paper, Magyar^Atlam, asserts that a high functionary of^the church has directed to a prelate at^Berlin a question as to the truth of the^rumor that the Empress Augusta has^bocu converted to the Catholic faith. The^answer from Berlin was that there was^no reason to doubt the fact, considering^that the empress hail during the last few^years made many rich presents to the^Catholic church, and that the pope had^ordered prayers for her health. The im^^perial family, of course, does its best to^conceal the fact.
Itis related of the lute Lord Benconfleld^that ut a certain academy bantpiet he^walked around the room before dinner^and was heard to remark that the pictures^were extremely couuuouplucc. In his^speech ut tin- dinner he expressed bis de^^light ut the exhibition us u whole, adding^that what delighted him most of all was^to see everywhere evidence of high aim^and on so many pictures the stump of^imagination. His neighbor reminded him^of what he bad said ls-fore dinner. ^Well,^^answered the veteran politician, ^I have^always found that it answered best to^praise p^-ool^- for the quality in which tin y^are most dellcietit.
Sig.Crispi relates the following anec^^dote: ^'During my first interview with^Prince Bismark ut Fricdrichsruhe the^chancellor caused two enormous glasses^of beer to Is- brought and invited me to^drink the one placed beforv inc. I pro^^tested that I drunk only water, whereat^the prince seemed astonished Is-youd^measure, but said nothing. But when he^had emptied his own glass he slowly drank^the one that had Impcii intended for me.^Shortly ufterwanla two large pi|m^s tilled^with tobacco were brought. The prince^lit bis own and handed the other to me.^^Your highness/ I observed, 'many thanks^but I do not smoke.' ^What!' exclaimed^Bismark, rather impatiently. 'You don't^drink and you don't smoke ! What sort of^a man are you then'.^
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 elsew here.
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 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.^Extra 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 % 1.00.
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 51.25.
Ladies'Scarlet All-Wool Vests^and Pants at 90c per pair.
Misses'Scarlet Vests and Pant*,^all sizes at 35c per pair, former^price 50c.
Five-ButtonKid Gloves for 50c^per pair, former price Si.00.
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:^Extra 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 S5.00 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.
EstesSl Connell Mercantile Company.