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MI4 SILVER RECORD.
ItI as dilaoult task to set Montana
UgbUeam nerWlpear right in regard
to Speker Reed a silver record, and the
selatiesof Congressman Carter to that
'a election. In April, 1[-,
M. eed voted in favor of the suspen
aa- et silver ooinage. He voted against
h Bland bill. He has been oonspicu
my and consistently the enemy of
salver. He took active measures to hurt
the emus of silver in (arfield's time.
When he eamh to Anaconda, on 1r
7, episer S, to speak for Carter,
Mr. Rde wa handsomely received and
eapwmasd himself highly gratflied with
h roesdon aacorded him by republi
e ms d emocrats. On that evening.
a a point in his speech where he was
insy the American eagle at a danger
Seely high point, some one in the audi
-s tinquired. "Mr. Reed, what about
ilver r The answer never came, as
Mr. Reed was too busy setting the
eagle down ust then. After the meet
w ybody enjoyed the query that
Sdisconcerted so ready a
platform talker as he is admitted to be.
Sthere is in this country a man who
has been persistently hostile to the sil
wr laerest of the Northwest, that man
is Mr. Reed, of Maine, and the leading
epabliean newspapers 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
lo much for the speaker. As to Mr.
Carter, he cordially supported Mr. leed
daring the fight, and a New York re
-pblica congressman wrote to a friend
n Montana, three weeks ago, that Mr.
Carter was pledged to vote for Heed
when the Montana campaign was prog
ressing. Congressman Carter is also
eredited with having done his full
are toward earrying to his favorite
the veta o other republican members
aree the Nrthweet. Then ther is the
aided fact that, If Mr. (arter's close
frids in Helena tell the truth, his
strong second choloe was McKinley,
and not Cannon or any western man.
ThI simple truth is that (arter,Wilson,
Herman and the rest of the northwest
republicans were as constant supporters
as Reed had in caucus.
ALL IN CONFUSION.
Montana has more available land
than either of the Iakotas. It has hun
drds 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
-ae Ave fold grander than the best of
theem can boast. Its patriotic people
have been looking joyously forward to
the hour when all the rights of full cit
laeship might be theirs, yet there was
no one to answer the roll call for Mon
tans yesterday when, amid demonstra
tions of applause, the representatives
of the new states were welcomed to
seats in the federal senate.
Eg la LEI IREpIZ 55mu.n
1ixty days ago the people of Mon
tans met all the requirements imposed
by the general government, providing
for the administration of public affairs
and arranging in orderly manner for
the responsibilities of statehood. Fraud
sought to pervert the popular will and
the indecent fight 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
busines in confusion, the state with
.at a proper form of government and
the people restive under restraint for
which there is no warrant and whish
becomes constantly more disgraceful
the lnger it is maintained.
Tie time wll come, not so very long
be--s, when the people will insist that
barriers be removed--and the de
mmd will come in tones that
will be heeded at Helena. But for the
mnerwbed ambition of two or three men,
an .od might be put to the unseemly
quarrel at the state aepital within 10
haors. But for these men, the legisla
t-re ebosen by the people would be
ýmerng along accustomed lines at this
bour, te various departments of control
and government might be perfected aid
the machinery of a new state in the
Union would be fully operative. Be
bind al this vexation and delay are the
t0erona fortunes of these individuals
in whom the people have not the slight
eat Interest and on whom, before many
Ware spent, all the responsibility for
ti onfusion will fall with crush
There is 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 and (iovernor
Toole will appoint two senators. The
governor is as free to appoint tgday as
he will be 90 days hence. There is now
so legislature in session and the fact
tt members of that body linger about
Suntil the middle of February
will have no signifaance, since, if the
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wobm and t dear than h
pople will, mat telfte a mlutlue thrA
meam d~aCr·Cahruamlatla a hu.msh
b aorr for %brue Smoudw
10 o - e -look to -o "rder v
stored and the mast poeetuf
administerawe 4dea. a"d
It will be surprising E f pIt biS.
mentlmeat does not .ommnpel - oat
Helena befom half the mouth of ).
cember is spent.
ABOUT THE INTERIOR.
Th repet of the aesmtay of the Ia
teri.or is as laong as ee of Robert Louis
Sems'r tovel, ahd, the average
rader, mot neary so .terestlng that
gaeial tetdlr's best effort. It is
- anoaly that while the poertflolo of
the interior department is probably th
maet Important la the eahiast, I always
has been the one In which the average
pu.,ls. takes the least nterest. Prob
at'- a majority of the NTANDARD'S
r .ers would be pusled were a quis
saeel stranger to ask off-hand the name
of the cabinet member who represents
the department of the Interior In lPesi
dent iarrison's omicial househod.
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Secretary Noble's report Is not a
model o brevity nor is it a eoncise 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
lie domain, territorial government, the
several Indian commissions, the census
to be taken next year. the affairs of the
land oflce, the question of Irrigation,
the railway land grant business, min
eral claims and Umber lands, the trans
actions of the patent of lce, 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.
In regard to all themes in which the
West is interested, the report of Secre
tary Noble lacks vitality. legarding
irrigation his comments hardly amount
to a reeommendation and they are not
a suggestive discussion of this impor
tant topic, simply conveying the notion
that, it prosecuted by the national gov
ernment, the work should be "compre
hensive and liberal," but conveying no
hint as to whether the vast work soon
to be undertaken in the Northwest
should have pronounced support at the
hands of the general government or he
made the affair of the several states.
In a mildly suggestive way Secre
tary Noble remarks that congress
ought to do something about the min
eral land question in which Montana
has profound interest. It may be as
soerted that two hours of discussion in
Helena, last Saturday, including the
pointed comment then made by I;olonel
anders, 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 United States leads Secretary
Noble to express the hope that congress
will give the silver question fair treat
When it 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
UNCLE SAM'S WAR VESSELS.
Necretary Tracy says that unless con
gress is prepared to hierease the appro
priations for new war vessels the
work of building up a navy might as
well be dropped where it is. The sec
retary in his annual report of affairs
under his jurisdletion declares that 40
new vessels are needed at once, 251 of
which should be equal to those of any of
the great powers of Europe. In com
parison with those of other nations, the
United States navy amounts to very
little. Few of the Jolly tars who sail
under the American fag 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 be relegated
to the back yards and lUncle S.am should
provide himself with a navy second to
none on the globe. ()f 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 ?
It is doubtful if there is a single iti
zen of the United States who imagines
for one instant that there is the slight
eet danger, so far as any other nation
daring to open fire on the stars and
stripes is concerned, and yet if the mavy
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 troubl
some burden of the republican party
So far as the nativity of enlisted men
in the navy is concerned, when the ser
vice is made worth seeking there will
be 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 better among the land lubbers is
of small calibre indeed.
Th*e ma,,u4 tna.hnlimtl r
The absurd technicality was never
more fully illustrated than in the case
at Butte yesterday where a man who
caused the arrest et Esther ('arson and
Daniel O'lonnell 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 Barnham
sallied up to the bar of the Comique
and unwisely threw down a twenty
dollar bill in payment for fifty cents'
worthot liquid refreshments. Strangely
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am la Me , t mbam' ah-a.
hmiesd lhe besals em ame sar bedb
Ulis ot wlae et tme . ial ly l t
Ave dollm per bettle, but of mcl
worth W three bits. Barha wa
dque naturay aded, laamsu - M
he was not even avitel to shad I h
wi, and - a resmlt tbh Carsoan w
and O'Doanae appeared In court to e
swer to the char of petty laroey.
The oourt held tat - O'Doaaone ad
put the bil in the money drwer he
could not be held for robery, and -
Miss Carn ad not taken the mMMy
she could only be made to refund the
wino. It is asf to ay that Mr. Ban
ham is a wiser man than be was a fw
days ao, ad if he takes advantage of
the Judgment obtained yesterday be
will rue the day that he appealed to the
law for justice. How Old Knowles
would have gloried in such a ease a
The authorities at New York eit have
reconskIered the odlinamee suppremselg
all orgaS grinders, ad have se modiasd
the law that any eepeetabae grinder esm
obtain peemllesio to grid bg taking eat
a 85 licensue. But his privileges are .
stricted mast grievousy in that he is ..
quired to move at oee faeom may doorwa
when requested to do so tr the temst. As
his largest msoue eof eveenue bas beam d.
rived from this samen elC of people who
desired him to move on, the Inju ties amn
downaright persecution to which be Ir
Jeeted are Palaftullr amaareat.
A new sIs of prohibition bhas been In
trodueed at Fa rland. Ind. A worthy
couple warned a saloonkeeper agaeet
selling liquor to their son, a minor. Par
Lag no attention to them, be permitted
them to find the boy again n hib saloom.
Breakiag beer glasse over the barkeep.
er's bead did not sunice the permrent tsh
rosed the entire town, and the cit.lse.,
eatering into a solems compact against
the saloon bheneforth and forever, gave
the whisky merchant until December 1 to
quit, elose up, eU out and leave the viela
At the dinner to the delegates to the
Maine conference Seeretary Blaine pab
licly proclaimed his opposition to aift
dinner speaking and thereby made him.
self molid with a large class of men to
whom the custom is a torture if they
chance to he on the list of speakers, and
a bore if they are of the listeners. Good
after-dinner talkes are so rare that whena
they are found they should in every way
he encouraged to monopolise the entire
time set apart for this part of the exerciels.
But after all, the much-vaunted feast of
reason and flow of soul come easiest and
best under the influence of that feeling fd
safety and reposeful solidity inspired b
A peculiarly sad case is that of Mmr
Heinsleman of Baltimore, and a score of
conflicting emotions struggle for O
mastery when one stops to eontempla.
her coadition. She ealed at a bhous
which she owns, one day last week to
collect the rent: and to give the Inmate
proper warning of her arrival she pulled
the hell with the greatest vigor. Indeed
she gave it such a Jerk that knob and all
camne out of the wall, and in struggling to
maintain her equilibrium she fell and
broke her leg. Probably Mrs. Heinsel
man will receive vastly rore sympathy
froa the 'andlords and landlades of the
land than frome the tenant class. The
latter, we fear, will be apt to glory in her
broken leg, arauing that the catastrophe
proves two things; first that the unnece
sary strength she put forth in pulling
the bell from its socket shows an ill-tem
per which needs disciplining; and second,
that if she kept the house in proper repair
the knob woukl not have given away. On
the other handl, thre Is something about
the energ and earnestness displayed by
Mrs. Heinslenman that suggests an arrem-
age of rent. Altogether the landlady's
broken leg affords a large field for thought
Thinakgiving is te one holiday that is
fraught with disaster to the colored race.
In Anne Arundel county, Maryland, live
a trio of rble citisens who have reached
the oplanion that Thaaksgiving i not all
that it is tracked up to be. Por several
days presding least Thursday they were
wondering where to get the fat gobblers
to grace their dinner table. They lived
together, and were usually as happy as
clams at high tide, but the uncertainty
surrounding the whereabouts of the
wished for turkey was a tlorn in their sides
that rankled until one night, when they
thought they had solved the problem and
could see a way to accomplish their de
sire. They thought, too, while they were
about it they wukl seecure a few extra tur
keys, with which, for a considleration, they
could place . ene of Baltimore's citisens
on the same pinnacle of happiness. With
all this in view they started out in divers
direetions, and visited a number of coops.
They had previously been over the feld
sad knew exactly where the best ooadi
tioned fowls were to he found, and by
morning had colleeted as ae an assort
meat f turkeys as were ever displayed iLa
a Baltimure market. illed with sympathy
for the owners of the fowls they did not
take all the turkeye they found, hut select
ed the choicest and faust, coaskisretely
leaving a few In each of the coops. Early
mnet maoring they had their plunder di
played in a market, where t felt safe,
and hbad Just began to drive a brisk trade
when a fasmer appeared on the sene and
claimed the turkeys as hbi own. He was
accompanied by a stalwart ocer of the
law, who took charge of the colored menM
and the chances are favorable that they
will not have an opportanlty to visit any
more ben roosts for soma years. Thanks
giving offers far too many/ temptations to
From te PbUMadelp& .Mooerd.
One of the most imposing setionsu in the
fair of 1M8 will be labeled "United States
aIsseeeert.. n symptay.
lram the a.imuree Amertea.
Simee spmpathy for murderer berame
the fashion no life now Is so well guarded
by the law as the man's who has taken
another'. hoen him.
An Ve--e-ss ble RNMoom1e.
Trom th. Cheigo TriAbUe.
Unde the usual rules the rpor of the
"'dng M bo N
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sbarn Ia trnon w. Te
inhmM- b -~ - e.. y~. 3m
Mwe Ams ugf lao wllG he wmurOw h
I SI nosa mesmd
2%0 bIanum am. vw msw. in
New Yrk. Tb. world'. far subsaiplim
11" of ebl sahraows. bhorwm, th tbwo
b Vou lit". .cUhtv a Lbs g sm
weU vote" Uom. EWMBM a as a
IRm ame AIftly £uui
MI. C. P. Humdumta. was "a pus iou
Is paying ambaca .beurbitat prim for hI.
potty prILauminc Th. tbuone atkHawai
are lams la his as" ~n~
nI w t Ui fla m Uwrrb
Tnsi08ea 1 r. m. E
Thmahsging was moO a~..wui Is.al
ebhimlu .m sm* In Sad loiu.. T. mu.
ol, meaampsi with Ow win sup mmd
plion people sM a tmhku dim.., and
sing a flaw vwiilWow hymns. We mm.
qiamdml with the latter bt mmemW Luvit .
L io and felt a awkwmud mbmaeased
sa gi I. har dlrat arM.L
mano.r Wny nWep V..
prom the M. Louis Irst-mhpoteh.
Kepl.aer Stan8le's wran will be awatw
ed with deep a.iety by a lIarI numbr
dF people who would like to know how to
pronounee the nwame of that pilee he
eacbhed the other day. It Is spelt Mpwap
we and thw ersest that anyone who has
sever been these can Dome to he proemU.
dation is "I UUmph, Papa."
A Cesdit te " . Peees.
From th Kasms tity Times.
Young Mr. Curtis, In who ehrrgl Mr.
lain plcd the al-AmuerIan delegates,
has give a wine company a card which
I. benlg used for advertising purpose
sating that the wines furnished bh it for
for the delegates on their Western tour
were of a superlor quality and much ea
joyed b the visitor.. Mr. Curds erviletly
bSm asmoelated with his distinguished pat
ron long enough to learn bow to cast am
anchor to the windward.
W hat Ca.e i a Lash t Marla.
From the Washtnaton Fust.
It is supposed to be faet, selentileally
demoanstrated, that an ordlinar, full
grown elm tree is capable of absorbing
from the earth and throwing of lanto the
atmosphere more than seven tons of
water In a single day. It is therefore
supposed that the destruction of forests
retards evaporation and lessens rainfall.
Since, as we are Informed, it has rained
in Washington on very nearly half of the
days this year, it certainly would seem to
be an eminently proper thing for us to
ehange our national song from "'Johny
Get your Gun" to "Johnny, Get your Ax."
By the way, has the real reason why the
beloved Father of Our Country attempted
to cat down that cherry tree ever been
mives to the Puble ?
MEN AND WOMEN.
M. Efo del$nes to enter polities. He
oys that he cannot afford to get down i
Hanihal Hamlin has survived all but
two of his fellow-emanbers of the Maine
legislature of Mel.
The new lord mayor oe London has a
baritone voice, is an excellent musneician
and sings a capital song.
The queen regent of Spain ba. raised
M. Santa Anna, the editor of the popular
journal, .ewp.ndneia d'Eipeas, to the
rank of a nmarqui. The new noble is a
man of great energy. Forty years ago he
reached Madrid with 10 france In bis
pocket. He has not only created a new.
paper, but has founded smain banks and
pension funds for okl age. He is widely
3:-President Clevelanr d bs become a
rareonteur. While in Washington recent
ly be told a story of a state dinner at
which a certain well-known democratic
politician was present. The politician
was gorgeo.ly attied and ereated quite
a sensation ar bin appearamee. During
the repeast hbleken salad was psmed to
him and he helped himself liberally.
Belbo the waiter had made the eircuit of
the table the politicsan bad devoured the
eoatents of his plate. He was pleased.
"Here walter." be cried out. "bring mh
some more of that hash I"
Prince Christian, the oldest son of the
crown prince of Denmark, who is at pres
ent serving his year in the ranks of the
common soldiers, is the tallest prince in
Europe. Heretofore the emperor of
Russia has had this honor. but Prince
Christian, as was discovered during the
cesar' recent trip to Fredonsborg, Is several
inches taller than that monarch. When
the emperor was received at the station
his regiment was ordered as a guard of
honor, and Prince Christian was obliged
to "present arms" while the rest of his
famnlyr greeted the emperor. The only
mark which distinguished the future king
fren the peasants about him was he
Mauimilian decoration which be wore on
.4.. of Mme. ChristiMne Niean's hope
ss WI health have been crreant of late,
hts they am yigorousal denied by her
spherw, Mr. jorksten who delasck that
hr health is eaoellent. He ouaStto know.
A earrespondsnt of the 8r of London
tsies to to te same eRoet. He saw her
gveling in Swltserland, a curious cam
pavy attendlag her. These was a lny tq
rter, which gave her a great deal of
tagbimsu thes there were two old lakdes,
who might have been a hundred, were
evid. nl y slate, and possibly were old
servants. Pinally, there was a tall, dark
with deep, dark eyes. This was the
her of Mmne. NilUson's husband and
ee aLeparable companion.
be, sad U SubS
nay Sa" Nlfgb6.
9=~ll~ht wear ar .4 his
insy al th - Ik
it I=Wuid Whela, a heiagt with a haws
me ooawadbed Mafrrwra The
m-lu 1~ him,
LU pwtieu sndebeed b Mert Ummoms Or
Lodna " C.., will .ell as Lameomis
ýiýs1 oad mealss their nk esen. broa
+ - a wu OorL.
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 ace excelled by none.
We invite inspection and take pleasure
in showing the Latest Novelties.
54-inch all-wool Ladies' Cloth at 65c per yard. This cloth is cheap
at go 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 25c Ladies' White Merino Vests and
per pair, worth 4oc. Pants at 45c and 75c, former
price 75c and S1.25.
Misses' Fine Cashmere Hose. all S
sizes, at 5ec per pair, black and Ladies' Scarlet All-Wool Vests
colored. and Pants at goc per pair.
Misses' Scarlet Vests and Pants,
Misses' English Ribbed Wool all sizes at 35C per pair, former
Hose, all sizes, 5 pairs for S.oco. price Soc.
Five-Hook Kid Gloves, extra Five-Button Kid Gloves for 5oc
good, all sizes, at SI per pair. per pair, former price Si.oo.
Cloaks and Jackets.
NEW WRAPS ARRIVING DAILY
For this week we will offer
These Wraps are sold elsewhere at S8.oo to St2.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............... o cents per yard.
Blankets and Comfortables.
o pairs 1o-4 Brown Blankets at Soo Comfortables from SIoo up
z2.io per pair. to $3.0o.
So pairs o-4 Blue Kersey Blan- So White Bed Spreads at 7oc
kets at *3.00 per pair. each. A great bargain.
So pairs Extra Fine Gray Blan- So extra heavy Bed Spreads at S,
kets at S5So per pair. each, former price 1$.5o.
o50 White Wool Blankets at S.5o o50 Fine Marseilles Bed Spreads
per pair. at iS.5o each, worth Sr.25.
Estes & Connell Ieroantile Company.