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HISSILVER RECORD^It's no difficult task to net Montana^republican iiewuapers rigrtit in regard^to Speaker Heed's silver record, and the^relations of Congremman Carter to that^gentleman's election. In April, lNNo,^Mr. Reed voted in favor of the susneii-^^ion of silver coinage. He voted Hg-uinst^the Bland bill. He has l^een conspicu^^ously and consistently the enemy of^silver. He took active measures to hurt^the cause of silver in llarlield's time.
Whenhe came to Anaconda, on Fri^^day-. September t^, to speak for Carter,^Mr. Heed was handsomely received and^expressed himself hiffhly frratitied with^the reception accorded him by republi^^cans and democrats. On that evening,^at a point in his s|^eech where be was^flying the American eagle at a danger^ously high point, some one in the audi^^ence inquired. ^Mr. Heed, what about^silver^^ The answer never came, as^Mr. Heed was too busy getting the^eagle down just then. After the meet^^ing, everybody enjoyed the query that^effectually disconcerted so ready a^platform talker as he is admitted to lie.^If there is in this country a man who^has been persistently hostile to the sil^^ver interest of the Northwest, that man^is Mr. Heed, of Maine, and the leading^republican news|^a|^ers of the North^^west, outside of Montana, have urgent^^ly opposed his election just at this time^when silver is believed to have a chance^in congress.
Somuch for the speaker. As to Mr.^Carter, he cordially supi^orted Mr. I teed^during the tight, and a New York re^^publican congressman wrote to a friend^in Montana, three weeks ago, that Mr.^Carter was pledged to vote for I Iced^when the Montana campaign was prog^^ressing. Congressman Carter is also^credited with having done his full^^hare toward carrying to his favorite^the vote of other republican nieiulters^from the Northwest. Then there is the^added fact that, if Mr. Carter's close^friends in Helena tell the truth, his^strong second choice was McKinley,^and not Cannon or any western man.^The simple truth is that Carter. Wilson,^Herman and the rest of the northwest^republicans were as constant supporters^as Keed had in caucus.
Montanahas more available laud^than either of the Dakota*, it has hun^^dreds of miles more in railroads than^Washington. Its present resources are^greater than those of any of the new^states in the Northwest, its possibilities^are live fold grander than the liest of^them can boast. Its patriotic people^have been looking joyously forward to^the hour when all the rights of full cit^^izenship might be theirs, yet there was^no one to answer the roll call for Mon^^tana yesterday when, amid demonstra^^tions of applause, the representatives^of the new states were welcomed to^seats in the federal senate.
Sixtydavs ago the people of Mon^^tana met all the requirements imposed^by the general government, providing^for the administration of public all'airs^and arranging in orderly manner for^the responsihilities of statehood. Fraud^sought to |HT\ert the popular will and^the indecent light which was witnessed^at first in Silver Bow county has been^transferred to the capital of the state.^A week of wrangling there finds public^business in confusion, the state with^^out a proper form of government and^the people restive under restraint for^which there is no warrant and which^becomes constantly more disgraceful^the longer it is maintained.
Thetime will come, not so very long^hence, when the people will insist that^barriers be removed and the de^^mand will come in tones that^will be heeded at Helena. But for the^mncurbed ambition of two or three men,^an end might be put to the unseemly^quarrel at the state capital within It)^hours. But for these men, the legisla^^ture chosen by the people would be^moving along accustomed lines at this^hour, the various departments of control^and government might lie |ierfected and^the machinery of a new state in the^Union would be fully operative. Be^hind all this vexation and delay are the^personal fortunes of these individuals^in whom the people have not the slight^est interest and on whom, before many^days are spent, all the responsibility for^existing confusion will fall with crush^iug weight.
Thereis a mistaken theory afloat^that, if the rival legislatures stick it out^for three months the life of the legisla^tive body will then end mid^Jovernor^Toole will appoint two senators. The^governor is as free to appoint t ^ day as^he will be W days hence. There is now^no legislature in session and the fact^that members of that body linger about^Helena until the middle of February^Will have no siguilicauce, since, if the
itinoea,there will^no legislature and we shall^off then than now.^this. It la clear that the^people will not tolerate a situation that^means disorganisation for three months^to come They look to see order re^^stored and the government peacefully^administered without longer delay, and^It will be surprising indeed if public^sentiment does not compel action at^Helena before half the month of De^^cember is spent.
ABOUTTHE INTERIOR.^The report of the secretary of the In^^terior is aa long as one of Bobert Louis^Stevenson's novels, and. to the average^reader, not nearly so interesting as that^genial story teller's best efforts. It is^aa anomaly that while the portfolio of^the interior department is probably the^most important in the cabinet, it always^has oeen the one in which the average^pablst takes the least interest, l'rob-^al a majority of the Staniiahii's^r ers would be puzzled were a quiz^^zical stranger to ask off-hand the name^of the cabinet meintier who represents^the department of the interior in Presi^^dent Harrison's official household.
SecretaryNoble's report is not a,^model of brevity nor is it a concise re^^view of the subjects on which he is ex^^pected to give information to congress^in his annual report. His summaries^and recommendations concern the pub^^lic domain, territorial government, the^several Indian commissions, the census^to be taken next year, the affairs of the^laud otlice, the question of irrigation,^the railway land grant business, min^^eral claims and timber lands, the trans^^act ions of the patent office, Indian^affairs in general, the whole field of^pensions, the condition of the several^government reservations, the question^of general education, the government's^charities and a dozen other topics.
Inregard to all themes in which the^West is interested, the report ef Secre^^tary Noble lacks vitality. Hegardiug^irrigation his comments hardly amount^to a recommendation and they are not^a suggestive discussion of this impor^^tant topic, simply conveying the notion^that, if prosecuted by the national gov^eminent, the work should be ^compre^^hensive and liberal,^ but conveying no^hint as to whether the vast work soon^to lie undertaken in the Northwest^should have pronounced support at the^hands of the general government or lie^made the affair of the several states.
Ina mildly suggestive way Secre^^tary Noble remarks that congress^ought to do something about the min^^eral laud question in which Montana^has profound interest. It may lie as^^serted that two hours of discussion in^Helena, last Saturday, including the^pointed comment then made by Colonel^Sanders, threw much more light on the^subject than all the generalities em^^braced in the secretary's report. The^discussion of the mineral resources of^the I' 11 ited States leads Secretary^Noble to express the ho|ie that congress^will give the silver question fair treat^^ment.
Whenit comes to dollars and cents^in the interior department, the impor^^tant fact announced in the report^of the secretary is that it will need near^^ly a hundred million dollars to take^care of the annual appropriation for^pensions.
UNCLESAM'S WAR VESSELS.^Secretary Tracy says that unless con^^gress is prepared to increase the appro^^priations for new war vessels the^work of building up a navy might as^well Ik- dropjied where it is. The sec^^retary in his annual report of affairs^under his jurisdiction declares that 40^new vessels are needed at once. 2(1 of^which should be equal to those of any of^the great powers of Kurojie. In com^^parison with those of other nations, the^I nited States navy amounts to very^little. Few of the jolly tars who sail^under the American flag are citizens of^this country and have but little interest^in its welfare. The rotten junks^which have only served as a butt for^humorous writers, should lie relegated^to t he back yards and I^ncle Sam should^provide himself with a navy second to^none on the globe. Of course he really^has no present need of a larger^number of war vessels, but crowned^heads have their playthings, and why^shouldn't we
Itis doubtful if there is a single citi^^zen of the I'nited States who imagines^for one instant that there is the slight^^est danger, so far as any other nation^daring to open Are on the stars and^st ripes is concerned, and yet if the navy^should be built up to a point where the^residents of our seaboard cities will^sleep easier, it will also serve the pur^^pose of helping to remove that trouble^^some burden of the republican party -^the surplus.
Sofar as the nativity of enlisted men^in the navy is concerned, when the ser^^vice is made worth seeking there will^lie plenty of citizens at hand who will^embrace the opportunity of serving^their country on the high seas. Just at^present, however, the conditions are^such that the American youth who can^not do lietter among the land lubbers is^of small calibre indeed.
Theabsurd technicality was never^more fully illustrated than in the case^at Butte yesterday where a man who^caused the arrest of Km her Carson and^Daniel tl'llonnell for robbing him and^sought to recover his money obtained^a verdict which entitles him to four^bottles of wine. In company with Miss^or Mrs. Carson, deponent sayeth not^the gay and festive August Bartiham^sallied up to the bar of the Coinique^and unwisely threw down a twenty^dollar bill in payment for fifty cents^worth of liquid refreshments. Strangely
itsput the bill in the money^In lieu of Harnham'a^handed his female companion four bot^^tles of wine of the nominal value of^five dollars per bottle, but of^worth say three bite. Bamham^quite naturally offended, inasmuch as^he was not even Invited to share In the^wine, and as a result the Carson woman^and O'Donnell appeared in court to an^^swer to the charge of petty larceny.^The court held that aa OTKmnell bad^put the Mil in the money drawer he^could not be held for robbery, and aa^Miss Carson had not taken the money^she could only be made to refund the^wine. It is safe to say that Mr. Barn-^ham is a wiser man than he was a few^days ago, and if he takes advantage of^the judgment obtained yesterday he^will rue the day that he appealed to the^law for justice. How Old Knowlea^would have gloried in such a case as^this!
Theauthorities of New York city have^reconsidered the ordinance * impressing^all organ grinders, and haru so modified^the law that any respectable grimier can^obtain permission to grind by taking out^$5 license. But bis privileges are re^^stricted moat grievously in that ho is re-^uuired to move ut once from any doorway^when requested to do ao by the tenant. Aa^his largest source of revenue has been de^^rived from this same class of people who^desired him to move on, the injustice and^downright persecution to which fee ia sub^^jected are painfully apparent.
Anew style of prohibition has been in^^troduced at Pairland, I ml. A worthy^couple warned a aaluonkeeper against^selling liquor to their sou, a minor. Pay^^ing no attention to them, he permitted^them to find the l^oy again in his saloon.^Breaking beer glasses over the barkeep^^er's head did not sutllce the parents; they^roused the entire town, and the citizens,^entering into a solemn compact against^the saloon henceforth and: forever, gave^the whisky merchant until Ileeemlter 1 to^quit, close up, sell out and loavo the vicin^^age.
Atthe dinner to the delegates to the^Marine conference Secretary Blaine pub^^licly proclaimed his opposition to after-^dinner a|teakilig and thereby made him^^self solid with a large class of men to^whom the custom is a torture if they^chance to Is- on the list of speakers, and^a bsfe if they are of the listeners. Good^after-dinner talkers are so rare that when^they are found they should in every way^lie encouraged to monopolize the entire^time set apart for this part of the exercises.^But after all, the much-vaunted feast of^reason and How of soul come easiest and^best under the influence of that feeling of^safety and rc|^oacful solidity inspired by^four-legged chairs.
Apeculiarly sad case ia that of Mrs.^Heiiixlemuu of Baltimore, and a score of^conflicting emotions struggle for the^mastery when one stops to contemplate^her condition. She called at a house,-^which she owns, one day last week to^collect the rent: and to give the inmates^proper warning of her arrival she pulled^the Im-II with the greatest vigor. Indeed^she gave it such a jerk that knob and all^came out of the wall, and ill struggling to^maintain her equilibrium she fell anil^broke her leg. Probably Mrs. lleiiiscl-^maii will receive vastly more sympathy^from the 'uudlortls and landladies of the^land than from the tenant class. The^latter, we fear, will Is- apt to glory ill lier^broken leg, arguing that the catastrophe^proves two things; first that the unneces^^sary strength she put forth in pulling^the iiell from its socket shows an ill-tem-^I kt which needs disciplining; and second,^that if she kept the bourn- in pro|ter repair,^the knob would not have given away. On^the other hand, there is something about^the energy and earnestness displayed by^Mrs. Beitizleinaii that suggests all arrear^^age of rent. Altogether the landlady's^broken leg affords u large Held for thought^und conjecture.
Thanksgivingis the one holiday that is^fraught with disaster to the colored race.^In Anne Arundel county, Maryland, live^a trio of sable citizens who have reached^the opinion that Thanksgiving is not all^that it is cracked up to be. For several^days preceding lost Thursday they were^wondering when- to get the fut gobblers^to grace their dinner table. They lived^together, ami were usually as happy as^clams at high title, but the uncertainty^surrounding the. whereabouts of the^wished for turkey was a thorn in their sides^that rankled until one night, when they^thought they hail solved the problem and^could see a way to accomplish their de^^sire. They thought, too, while they were^atiout it they would secure u few extra tur^^keys, with which, for a consideration, they^could place some of Baltimore's citizens^on the same pinnacle of happiness. With^all this ill view they started out in divers^directions, ami visited a number of ct^ops.^They had previously been over the Held^anil knew exactly where the liest condi^^tioned fowla were to be found, and by^morii'ug hod collected us fine au assort^^ment of turkeys as were ever displayed in^a Baltimore market. Pilled with sympathy^for the owners of the fowls they did not^take all the turkeys they found, but select^^ed the choicest and fattest, considerately^leaving a few ill each of the coops. Karly^next morning i bey had their pluuder dis^^played in a market, where they felt sufe,^and had juat began to drive a brisk trade^when a farmer appeared on the scene and^claimed the turkeys as his own. He was^accompanied by a stalwart officer of the^law. who took charge of the colored men^and the chances are favorable that they^will not have an op|K^rtunity to visit any^more hen roosts for some years. Thank^giving offers far too many temptations to
Fromthe Philadelphia Keeord.
Oneof the most im|s^sing sections in tin^fair of HSrj will lie lalM'led ^United States
MisdirectedNympatby^Frum the llaltimorr American.
Sinceayui|^atliy for murderers hccaim^the fashion no life now ia so well guarded^by the law as the man's who baa taken^another's from him.
Frumthe t'hirago Tribune.^Under the usual rules the reports of the
Frostthe LeulavUle Ooansrsj
ShouldK tarn out^have the right to buy fire-'^ret, the drug stores will he^plying only small eoneui
yHaves'* the kec,^Prom the Calrase Herald.
Theaanil ha agin a are very active in^New York. The world's fair subscription^liat of this city shows, however, that there^ia very little activity among the money-
HeMlarat Have Heagtst a Crewe.
Fromthe Albany Argus.
Mr.C. P. Huntington wee too previous^is payingauehan exhorbitant price for his^petty princeling. The throne of Hawaii^can he bought for leas than a million^dollars, it is said.
Hewthe Kdlter Oavo Thtaane.
Promthe Red bodge Picket.
Thanksgivingwas not observed to any^alarming extent in Red Lodge. The un^^godly monkeyed with the wine cup and^the pious people ate a turkey dinner and^^ng a few religious hymns. We mas^^queraded with the latter by s|^ccial invita^^tion and felt as awkward and em harassed^as a girl in her first corset.
ataaleyHay Help 17a.
Fromthe St. Louis Post I^is|^aU-li.
KxplorerStanley's return will be await^^ed with deep anxiety by a large number^of peoplo who would like to know how to^pronounce the name of that place be^reached the other day. It is spelt Mpwap-^va and the nearest that anyone who has^i.ever been there can come to its pronun^^ciation is ^Umph, Papa.
ACredit to His rat ran.
Fromthe Kansas t ity Time*.
YoungMr. Curtis, in whose chrrge Mr.^Blain placed tbe all-Americau delegates,^las given a wine company a card which^i* being used for advertising purposes,^wtating that the. wines furnished by it for^for the delegates on their Western tour^were of a superior quality and much en^^joyed by the visitors. Mr. Curtis evidently^as associated with his distinguished pat^^ron long enough to learn how to cast an^anchor to the windward.
WhatCaaaes a lack of Kale.
Fromthe Washington Post.
Itis sup|m^scd to be a fact, scientifically^demonstrated, that an ordinary, full-^grown elm tree is capable of absorbing^from the earth and throwing off into the^atmosphere mora than seven tons of^water in a single day. It is therefore^sitp|m^sed that the destruction of forests^retards evaporation and lessens rainfall.^Since, its we are informed, it has rained^in Washington on very nearly half of the^days this year, it certainly would seem to^he an eminently proper thing for us to^change our national song from ^Johnny^Get your Gun^ to ^Johnny, Get your Ax.^^By the way, has the real reason why the^beloved Father of Our Country attempted^to cut down that cherry tree ever buen^given to the public Y
M.Zolo declines to enter politics. He^aays that he cannot afford to get down in
HuiiitiulHamlin has survived all but^two of his fellow-members of the Maine^legislature of 1K^^.
Thenew lord mayor of London has a^baritone voice, is un excellent musician,^and sings a capital song.
The^|iiceu regent of Spain has raised^M. Santa Anna, the editor of the popular^journal, L'urrespumlrnrui d'Expand, to the^rank of a martinis. The new noble ia a^man of great energy. Porty years ago he^reached Madrid with 10 francs in hla^pocket. Be has not only creuted a newa-^pa|MT, but bus founded saving hanks and^pension funds for old age. He ia widely^popular.
Ex-PresidentCleveland has become a^raconteur. While in Washington recent^^ly he told u story of a state dinner at^which a certain well-known democratic^politician was present. The politician^was gorgeously attired and created quite^a sensation by his appearance. During^tbe repast chicken salad was passes 1 to^him and he helped himself liberally^Before the waiter had made the circuit of^the table the |^olitician had devoured the^contents of his plate. He was pleased^^Here waiter.^ he cried out, ^bring mo^some more of that hash !
PrinceChristian, the oldest son of the^crown prince of Denmark, who is at pres^^ent serving his year ill the ranks of the^common soldiers, is the tallest prince in^Euro|H^. Heretofore the cui|^cror of^Russia has had this honor, but Prince^Christian, us was discovered during the^csar's recent trip to Predcnstiorg, is several^inches taller than that monarch. When^the emperor was received at the station^his regiment was ordered us u guard of^honor, ami Prince Christian was obliged^to ^present arms^ while the rest of his^family greeted the eui|M^ror. The only^mark which distinguished the future king^from the peasants about him was the^Maximilian decoration which be wore on^his breast.
Storiesof Mine. Christine Nilsson's hope-^lees ill health have been current of late,^but they are vigorously denied by her^nephew, Mr. Bjorksten, who declares that^her health ia excellent. He ought to know^A corres|Mintleiit of tbe Star of London^testifies to tbe same effect. He saw her^traveling in Switzerland, a curious com^^pany attending tier. There was a tiny toy^terrier, which gave her a great deal of^trouble; then there were two old ladiea,^who might have been a hundred, were^evidently sisters, and possibly were old^servants. Finally, there was a tall, dark^girl with deep, dark eyes. This was tbe^daughter of Mine. N ilssoll's husband and^her iiiscpur-ablc companion.
Whendrowsy I ^.iy ilraws round his downy bed^The Tyrlaii lapeafnas of irold and red.
And.wear) ^r In* night.
Puisout tlie palace light^^l is night:
Whenlanguid Night, awakening with a yawn.^heap* down the moouwashed hlairway of the^iluwn,^In trailing disarray.^Sweeping the ^1i*wk uwzy^^l is faj I
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.
Inthis department we are excelled by none.^We invite inspection and take pleasure^in showing the Latest Novelties.
Allparties indebted to Mcrt Emmons or^C*. Carlson A t'o., will call at Anaconda^Beer hall und settle their accounts. Front^street uear Oak.
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 ^1 per pair.
Ladies'White Merino Vests and^Pants at 45c and 75c, former
price75c and Si.25.
Ladies'Scarlet Ail-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 $1.00.
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^^2.10 per pair.
50pairs 10-4 Blue Kersey Blan^^kets at $3.00 per pair.
50pairs Extra Fine Gray Blan^^kets at $5.00 per pair.
50White Wool Blankets at $4.50^per pair.
500Comfortables from ^1.00 up^to ^3.00.
50 White Bed Spreads at 70c^each. A great bargain.
50extra heavy Bed Spreads at Si^each, former price ^1.50.
50Fine Marseilles Bed Spreads^at ^1.50 each, worth ^2.25.
EstesSl Connell Mercantile Company.