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THEANACONDA STANDARD: SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 15, ittp.
-Writesse mm c|^4r ^ lh^ warrior said^~Victory, valor mm! story
frlther,a halU.t.^ esrtalased lb* kalgM^Trowess. adventure, and faith unite.
Asodv to freedom,^ U^e patriot crtod^^Liberty win and wriHij; defied.
Olveme a drama.^ the selstUr
Theliuter world In Hie miter massed.
Frameate a ixHim-t,^ th* artist prayed^^lvwer and isssskmi In harmony played.
Sineme a lyrie,^ the maiden sighed^^A Urk-u^ae waking the morulas' wide
^Nay.all teoUsut,^ *^M the busy^^Write me a line iuslead of a tmzr.
The^wlft year* ^|^^^ke. the |**1 heard.^^Your poem write in a sniffle word.
Helooked In the maiden's Klowinu eye*.^A moment jaWM at the starlit skies.
Fromthe IikIiIk below to the ll^hU above.^And wrote the one word |ioem f^ve.
Wttttrr Itriu* in HUK-hW^iV^ af ^itf.^^*^^e.
Howthe 1.01 uf American Jaek Tars haa^InpraiKd Within the l.a^t Thirty Vawa
Tin-of Mm jolly Ja^-k Tur ^^n tMstnl^l*nit^sl States ri'mh'la at tin- present time^in a parttetilarly huppy ^^^^* In .omiiarisoii^to tile treatment wliieli lie uh^m1 t^^ reeeive^a quarter anil u half eeuttiry air^^. ^^^^^^ the^Wastiiiitrton 1'imt. The ehutifre in naval^^llsei|^liiie lias awl very great, and in^doing away with tunny ^^f the old-time^abuse* the personnel ^^f tin* aerviee has^heen eoiiHitlerikhly improved. The ^-at-^o-^nine-tails is no longer the euihlem of au^^thority nlMMtrd a man-of-war, as it form^^erly wan, hut in it* plu.ee haw hw n^Mikadiv-like disposition to make the puii-^iHhiiietit lit the rrimn, espeeially for only^alight infractions of naval reguhttioliH.^The elutuge doeM not mean that the tlis-^riplino of the navy is not uh Mtriet an it^wan formerly, for if there lias lieen any^ehatige it has Im cii toward a tightening of^the reins of authority.
Informer years a eomiuniuler was little^less than a |ietty tyrant, and if ho was ho^disposed eould make his ship a veritable^floating edition of the iufeniul regions.^For tin- slightest infraction of discipline^he was authorise*! to indict punishments^which to-ilay are justly regarded uh l^ar-^Imroiis. Men wen* Hogged under the old^regime with a severity that sometimes re-^sultett fatally and trieeil up liy the tbumhit^for the slightest offenses. Mranding was^also a means of punishment and men^wen- marked in much the same manner^as c attle. Spread-eagling, or tying a man^up with his arms and legs extended, was^also a 00111111011 punishment ami one of^the most painful in use. Althougli It was^never reexariusetl liy the article* of war as^^ legitimate punishment, there is little^reason to dotiht hut that in extreme eases^the IwtrlMtrouH praetiee of keel-hauling a^mail was resorted to. It nearly always^proved fatal and hence wan seldom done.
Thepunishments were unusually in-^flieted hy the executive otlleor of the ship,^and he wax given authority hy the articles^of war which were approved in 17!KI. They^Muted among other things that ^all faults,^misdemeanors, etc., shall Is- punished un^^cording to the custom at sea.^ ^The run-^torn at sea^ allowed considerable latitude^and gave full vent to an otticcr to inflict^nhoul any method of torture he eould in^^vent no long as he stop|Msl short of taking^life.
Thearticles of war giving authority to^-inflict such IstrlKirous punishment for^slight offenses remained in force until^July llWU, when they were sii|M-rseded hy^the less stringent regulations which to-day
Cverti the conduct of 1'iiclo Sam's sailor^^ly s, lioth afloat anil ashore. These^alsilished1 eor|m^ral punishment, and the^first ihs-laration is: ^In no cum-shall puii-^ishment hy Hogging, branding, marking^or tattooing Is- inflicted.^ They also^provide explicitly the degree of^punishment for various obelises,^ami the authority of the commander of the^ship to inflict other than a slight punish^^ment is eonsidorahly curtailed. A wise^system of court-martials has Is-cu devised^ami in eases where the offense is more^than trivial the man is given an opportun^^ity to defend him .elf before any punish^^ment can Is- intlctcd.
JackU. no longer triced up to a grating^antl given a few lashes for offending the^rules of the navy, hut is given a few days^of solitary confinement to ruminate i ipsa^the enormity of his crime. The old uni^^fies allowed grog to Is-servisl aboard ship^and liquor was then, us it is now. largely^res|h^nsible for the sailors' misdeeds anil^consequent punishment. I'lidcr the arti^^cles ,,f war now in use rum is not allowed^ulMiurd ship,and hence then- is no need of^very seven- punishment Iss-ause IheerimeM^an- usually some |s-tly violation of the^rules that only call for reprimand. Hut^^lack will sometimes smuggle liquor on^Istai-d. and then he is called I||M^|| to face^a coiirl-m ^rtial and the punishment which^it inflicts.
Thearticles of w ur allow a commander^of a ship to inflict just six different] kinds^of punishment. He can reduce a man in^rating; confine him for ten days, or, if
solitary eonflilent with bread and
water,not over live days, and if full ra^^tions an- given, solitary confinement not^exceeding seven days. Hi-also has |x^wcr^to make him | n -rf orin extra work, ami ilis.^Iirivc him of his day ashore when in port.^Such punishments an- usually inflicted^for staying away overtime, iiot having^uniforms in g^ssl onler, or not doing work^satisfactorily. The punishment in these^cases usually is determined by tile offense,^and an endeavor made to connect the^two. For instance, if Jack stays ashore^overtime lie loses his liberty and is com^^pelled to remain on board. If hi- uniform^in torn he is usually given a lot of repair-^ing to do, and if he fails to scrub the^di-ck pn^|s-rly he will very- likely lie given^an opportunity to exert his muscle in that^direction for the next few days.
Butif the sailor re|s-ateilly violates the^rules and overstays Ins leave after being^punished for it. or gets drunk, as sailors^sometime* will, ami lights with his mess^mutes, the captain can onler what is^known as summary courts-martial.
Theyconsist of three commissioned of^^ficer*, and their authority to inflict pun^^ishment is limited. They can discharge^a man fmin the service dishonorably, hut^this cannot In- eurrii-d into effect in for^^eign countries. They can sentence a man^to solitary confinement not to exceed :^^^days, in irons, cither double or single, and^cither on bread ami water or diminished^rations. Such a court-martial also can^reduce a man to the next inferior rating^which carriea with it a n-diietioii in pay.
Imprisonmenton txianl of a matl-of-^war. miles* it is solitary, is something^that de|MMids lurgcly on the imagination.^If a man is given five days' imprisouicnt^ho is simply cut off fnuu ull intercourse^with Ins fellows. His dungeon cell is sim^^ply the space when- he bunks, and a sen^^try puces up and down in front of him to^keep ofT intruder* and pn-veut him fnuu^conversing with other sailors. The sentry^has atxMIt as hard a time us the olfi-iuh-r.^Hut if it is solitary confinement then Jack^is really immured in u dungeon cell,^aliout 4x^i feet, to expiate his crime.
Hutwhen tin- sailor docs something real^nail. Much as assaulting his sii|m-rior of^^ficer, committing an aggravated assault
ona shipmate, or murder, then be ia^called to answer before a tribunal that^can inflict any punishment they deem^proper. The commanders-in-chief of^station* are the only persons authorised^to convene a general court-martial, which^must not consist of over thirteen^nor less than five commis^^sioned officers. It is a court of^tlie greatest power, and it is only con^^vened to try extreme cases. If the ac^^cuse! I is found guilty lie ran be sentenced^to imprisonment for a numlier of years in^a penitentiary to be designated by the sec^^retary of tiie navy, and in a rase of mur^^der it can sentence the culprit to lie^bunged, hut such sentence lias to be con^^firmed by the president.
Thesentence of imprisonment is not^governed by the length of time the man^has to serve in the navy, but may extend^beyond that iteriisl, and be of such length^as the court may determine. Before a^sailor ran lie imprisoned in a penitentiary^under such a sentence the consent of the^legislature of the state ill which such^prison is located is niwcssnry to lie oh-^tnimtl. The legislature of t'ltiineetient^has given such consent, and the prison at^SVethersflehl is used principally as the^place of confinement.
Theinfliction of the death penalty is^very rare, and lias not ln-en cxi-cutiil in^MM than half a iloseli cases since 1MU2.^Hanging at the yanlann is the means of^currying out the sentence when it is im-^imisciI, and it usually takes place at sen.^The vessel goes to sea. to avoid any legal^complications, as soon as the president^approves the findings of the court-^martial, anil remains until the sentence^has Imi-ii curried out.
Allpunishments have to Is- entered in^the ship's log, anil a record of them is^kept ill tin- navy department. One of the^effects of tin* mild punishment now ill^use has Is-en to make tin- behavior of the^men Is tter than it was under the old and^more rigorous methods.
THE CRONIN JURY.
Descriptionof the ItiMim In Whli-tt
lot.i Their !^elllM^ratlnn*.^From the Chicago Tunes.
Theservices of u certain notcil linguist^of old are not needed to interpet the hand^writing on the walls. Those forming the^room in which the 12 men good and true^in whose hands rests the destinies^of the ( roilin suspects are literally covered^with s|SK-inu-iiH of i hirography. And these^specimens are well defined enough to^admit of reading, providing he who reads^docs not run t^hi fast. This ns^m to which^the fmiiiii jury adjourned after re^^ceiving the illstruei ions of.Judge Ale^ ^li^^ned adjoins the court room and boasts of^no gn-ater dimensions than H feet by 12.^Through two windows facing Dcnrliorii^avenue the light streams, bringing into^pnuuiiiciicc the dirty anil much worn^matting that rovers the floor. The^walls an- bun- except for the^leail pencil efforts of some^literary juror. When in official use twelve^wooden chairs anil a table comprise the^furniture. In such surroundings many a^man has paced up and down repeating a^paraphrased version of Hamlet s solilo^^quy : ^To convict or not to convict; that^is tin* question.^ Anil yet this uninviting^place has a history. The hopes anil fears^of many a man on trial for his life have^Is-en centered in this room. Ill it many a^jury* has sat in judgment on a fellow-man.^i'hniugh its doors tin- twelve men good^mid true have gone with the chsiuent ap^^peal of the defense for the life of a client^still ringing in the car or the lust glance^for mercy fnuu the prisoner fn-sh in the^mind. Kxeept tin* handwriting on tin-^wall the public knows nothing of what^transpired within while the jury' was ^out.
IIthe jury business^ may not lie
Addisonianill construction and its hlus-^phi-mousness may Im^ argued, hut no one^will say it is ambiguous or eipiiviM-al in^meaning. It is certainly not patriotic to^thus assail all American institution, yet^some juror hits thus expressed himself on^tin* walls of the nsun. That he was not^uloiie in his strangely put opinion is evi^^denced hy a glum e at ^So say I,^ which^is written immediately under. It would^seem hy the next line that however the^jury may have lieen divided on the real^issue under consideration it certainly was^not on the ^ilamnahleiiess^ of the jury^business, for in a free, legible hand is in-^scrils-d ^So say we all,^ like a Roman^mob voicing the words of an Anton.
Thereis evidence, too, in the handwrit^^ing that a juror hail made no pn-tense to^keep fnuu his fellow-jurors his opinion as^to the guilt or iun^m*etiee of the prisoner.^^ Mo- declared his opinion in set terms^when he wrote: ^He is guilty,^ and his^opinion found support in ^So say I.^ To^swell the list it third used the forcible, if^inelegant, i-xpn-ssion, ^Me t^s^. I'ete.^^Who the ^ln^ * was that so many wen-^willing to subscrils' themselves as con^^vinced of his guilt is not known, us no^date is attached or name signed. It might^In- Zeph I^uvis, the negro w ho murdered a^factory girl in u South Clark stn-i-t shop a^year or two ago. The jury which returned^u venlict of ^guilty^ in his case sut in this^same nsim. Hen- tin- evidence produced^ill his trial was considered pro ami colt.^It showed the brutality of the crime ami^tile law was vindicated when the drop^fe 1 mid physicians pronounced Zeph^1 la vis dead.
tliu-J.liirscli dcclun-d his opposition^to the great American jury system when^In- wrote: ^I don't like this business.^^That man's si-lishm-ss never fails to ma^^terialize, even though u lift- is at stake, is^seen ill this apis .il in Is half of the inner^man: ^Something to cat for twelve, and^be quick alsoit it, too.^ And again, in^this onler: ^Bring us in our supper; ilon.t^think we an- ull Ur. Tanners.^ The ir^ ny^of the last part of the sentence is | nnlo i-^able when one thinks of the twelve voids^existing In-hind twelve vests.for the ^Hur^^ry tip's which followed showeil that the^verdict was unanimous.
tihoiilishviudictiveliess finds vent ill^the closing wonls of this inscription:^^\Vc, the jury, wen- locked up in this^room from 5 p. m. January Lli, till 1(1 a. iii.^January 2*. IMeT. But we fixed him.^^^TOM him!^ That suggests the scaffold ;^a llgun-with bands and legs pinioned; a^face blanched with fear, coven-d with the^cup of somber black; the form quaking^in agony of tin- approaching event; the^^click^ and the fall of the drop; the con^^vulsive moments of the Issly; a stillness^followed hy tin- Inst struggle, anil the^hanging is over. Is this the ^fixedness^^till- one who wrote the above sentence^had in mind ^ 'Tis u levity savoring of^the tomb.
Warningto the public an* not wanting^in the many handw ritings on the wall. A^full appni-iatiou of tin- horrors of his no-^sition and a large desire to give the world^a ls-mflt of his ex|s^riciic^-s pniliahly
Iinimptitlthe following: ^Take can- anil^Li-i-p out of tin* jury business.^ Nor is^p^s-tic inspiration to Is- squclchi-il by jury^associations. Some juror found time Ik-^tweeii voting ^Guilty^ or ^Not tiuilty^ to^give tin- following fragment of Homeric^verso:
Inunion then- ik fils-ry.^In jury work there's BrfatsTy.^Tin- meter and rhyme of the fragment^may Im^ faulty, hut the sentiment is faith^^ful and true to nntun- to a remarkable dm-^gn-e. Nothing in this transaction may Im^^applicable to the t'nuiiu trial, but events^which have transpired since the ( rotiiii^case Is-gun would seem to stamp the au^^thor a* a prophet. Jurors then- an- anil^have Ikm-ii who nn- adverse to administer^^ing the dcuth |n-uulty. One has already
writtenhis views on the wall of the little^Jury-room. He says be ^don't believe in^capital punishment,^ and a cynic says^underneath- ^Send him to congress^then.^ How some juries pass the time^when ^out^ to given ^by one who to in a^position to know,^ aa by this: ^Played
Bkcrall night and came out 67 cents^sir. Hereafter 1 take no stock in either^poker-playing or the jury business,
Oneman hung twelve men. Later:^Twelve men hung one man^ to rather a^trite way of putting the not uncommon^difficulties which beset a Jury before a^venlict of guilty is reached.
Theverdict of death has been found^many times in this unpretentious Jury^num. So, ton, baa a verdict which re^^sulted In life imprison 11 met at Joliet for the^prisoner. In 1H82 or UtaH Eugene Dough^^erty in this room was found guilt* of mur^^der and sentenced to be hanged in the^county Jail. Dougherty murdered a waiter^named Johns in a W est-sidc restaurant.^John (Unuls murdered William Heasle in^North Kvanston in ,7H ami the Jury sat in^this mum and returned a venlict which^scut him for life to Joliet. Jim Traccy, a^tramp, along ill the 'Mi's murdered a Ger^^man on the North side, and a jury in this^room said tin- law would In* justified if he^stn-tched a few feet of hemp. Here, too, a^jury considered the case of Jcre Dunn,^the i iiun-uls nit-tow n who shot Prise-^tighter Klliott. Hut Dunn was more for^^tunate than some, and got off. The fane^us^hog-stealing ease, in which McMullen and^his pah- stole from tin- stis-k yanls about^$liO,tKJU worth of hogs and received five^years therefor, was ioiisidcn-d in this^room. Kd. McDonald was pronounced^guilty by a jury who used this room for^consulting pui'lMMses. Met.ariglo got away^or he, too. would have got three years.^Jucobsou. the murderer, was attached to^a rope and dmpped a few feet because a^jury sitting in this nmni three or four^yearn ago decided that he deserved such a^fate. i'he address of the famous iiinr-^ilen-r Mulkowsky was changed to the^other shon^ at the instigation of a jury^who in this room decided that liotll Min^^kowsky and ^ hieago would be Isutter oir^by the change.
Itis to this room that the jury in the^Croiiin trial will repair for consultation.^It may lie that when the uicmls-rs emerge^a few more names will Is^ added to the^death list.
BESSIEAND THE KINO.
t'nnflitenee llrlwei-a a l.lttfe Asnerlrau^talrl anil the Nnverelgn of Helglum.
Itis such a charming little story that^one almost envies the Philadelphia /^-^7niter the privilege of having Ikmmi thu^first to learn and tell it:
Sixyears ago Frank S. Moore of that^town was a sailor on boanl the Khillelaud^steamship, plying between Philadelphia^anil Antwerp. A letter from home in^^formed him that his favorite sister was^dying mid wanted to sec him. He took it^to his captain and asked leave of absence.^The captain suid ^No.^ Then Moon-,^watching his chance, deserted. He^reached home in time.
Afterhis sister's death he changed his^name and shipped on the Waeslanil, a^steamship of the same line. All went^well until he and a shipmate of Ilia fell ill^love simultaneously with a pretty girl, an^orphan, living at Antwerp. Then his^rival, who hail known all along who mm^was, denounced him to their captain, who^put him in irons, and at the first opportu^^nity turned him over to the Antwerp au^^thorities. He was taken into court, where^he didn't understand a word that was^said, even when the bailiff made him^stand up anil the judge addressed a few^Wonls to him from the Isuich. After^^ward he wus told that he hail been sen^^tenced to an imprisonment of seven^months in the city jail.
Thepn-tty Antwerp girl learned in some^way of his misfortune, got a permit to^visit him, and hy paying weekly out of^her own pocket the equivalent of ^i of our^money succeeded ill getting him trans^^ferred to a less comfort less cell, supplied^with more palatable food, and allowed to^exercise an hour a day in the o|s-n air.^She also smuggled little notes to him in^mils of bread, and one day mustered up^courage to obtain nil audience with the^king anil intent-tic for his release. But his^majesty told her he could not interfere.
Meanwhileone of Moore's shipmates^hail lisikisl up his |M-ople uud tohl them^what hail happened. The very next day^the following letter was written and^mailed to Leopold II., king of the Bel^^gians:
Vol'ItM.vikstv: lam s little girl l.l years^old, itiul I ho|s- you will pardon uic for writing to^you when vou hear all.
Myuncle, Frank S. Mmire, is now in the Hcl-^iniun prison for ilesei turn from the Kliinelund,^over *ixyear* ago. He was sailing on the Kliinc-^liiinl iimf my aunt was very sick. I lei only pi aver^Sits to sis- Put-le Frank Ix-forc sin- tlicil. VVe^sent word to liun that she was living. He showed^the letter to the nsptaiM of the Hluiiclauil, but tie^fefwsea tS let him leave the kteaiuer. 'I lie sitil-^orsaibiseil l iiete Frank to run away, ami lie^did.
'Aunt llebbie lived about a week afterward.^After she died I'nrle Frank found that his vessel^had sailed, so he sailed on the \\ acsluilil under^the MM of I rank S. Walker. Thill has been^nver six year* ago and he was Just arrested in^Antwerp, as y u can sec by the ui'Ws|Ki|M-r slip^that 1 scud in my letter.
Sourmajesty, if you liail been in his place^won hi \ on not lia\e done the sain*-'.' Hoping you
willpnrdow I'new Frank for ik-scrting. and sss^fur writ ing to you, I am yours rcspe.-t fully,
MKHbtlRhKI.M.^^Bessie waiteil us patiently anil hopefully^as she eould, anil she didn't have to wait^very long. One happy day a letter funic^from her uncle himself, announcing his^release, and right on its heels another big^h-ttcr with a big stamp on it, such us Hcs-^sic had never sis;-n Is-fore. The second^letter was in Fn-nch. so she had to get^somelHsly to translate it for her, and this^is what the translator made of it:
AT tuk I'ai.ack. iik1sski.s t'aiiinkt ok
TMBKtVO^JsjasVlme: I have the honor of in^forming yisi that tin* kiuu ha* pad your letter^and taken it -lion ii|miii your riskiest there-n con^^tained, by which you solicit thai he Maw your^uncle's iiiipriKoiiiiii'tit.
liyhis majesty's command an order to that^effect has been IritUMiiitti d to the minister of^Jusiu e, out of compliment to his majesty's little^friend. For the king.I to mm kiih kim.
ToMine. Bessie Keliu, at I'hiladclpliiu.
Ourlittle American girl,^ says the In-^ijuirrr, ^prays nightly for Leopold II.,^king of the Belgians-
ASaloon for F.very 4:1 luhaliltant* In Itel-^Ktuui and ^.very MM In Paris.
Fromthe Anierieau Analyst.
lur Kuropcan liretlir.ii have Is-come^u la lined at the datigemtls increase of al^^coholism anil an* seeking means to coun^^teract it. They do not, however, seek to^check the evil hy prohibition, but adopt a^more sagacious method, that has already^commended itself to the majority of think^^ing |h-rsons in this country also. They^aim at purifying the liquor rather than^preventing its consumption. They advo^^cate government iiiti-rfen-liec to regulate^the trade or the establishment of a stute^niono|Mily in the manufacture or sale of^drink, A state monopoly has Im-cii estab^^lished in Switzerland, anil Bismarck ha*^contemplated something of the same sort^for tiermauy. In I'ntuee anil Belgium^government commissions have consid^^ered the question and suggested various^n-iinilios.
Drunkennessuntil a few years ago was^all hut unknown in France. But now^drunkenness is tboro in its worst form.
Thereport of a recent congress held in^Paris contains figures which prove that^drink to now one of the chief cauatos off^crime and off lunacy. The scour^phylloxera which has swept orei^country and thinned the vineyards lias in^some measure caused this. Distiltorsjhava^^one to other sources than the trrudsB for^their alcohol. The great drink ^* the^French peasantry and the working peo^^ple to eau-de-vie. This used to be distilled^from fruit, but to now mainly extracted^from vegetables. Ill 1HBO only 70,000 hec^^toliters of this liquor were distilled from^vegetables; in lMXl then^ wen^ 1.759,44a^hectoliters, of which |k^tatoes ami beet^root supplied the most. Tin* i son sump^^tion for that year was l,44!i.OU0 hectoliters,^or 13 liters Tor every adult male. Since^1MH1 it haa increased at tin* same ratio.^The- habitual drinker of this poisiMioua^stuff soon becomes a physical and mental^wreck. Fourteen imt cent of the lunatics^under treatment lu France owe their in^^sanity to alcoholism, and in l*Hf^ it was^the cause of KIM accidental deaths um\ MBM^suicides. Fn-nch statesmen an- unxsou*^to do something to check this growing^evil, either in the way of purifying the^spirituous liquors drunk or limiting the^numls-r of saloons.
Thestatistics of tin^ iiumls r of liquor^saloons to inhabitants in different Kuro-^fs-un countries an* interesting anil signifi^^cant. In England then- is a licensed^house for awaywjHI inhabitants, in Austria^one to Lin; inhabitants, in Denmark one^for ^^very 15*4, in Italy one for every 175, in^Holland one for every 149, in France one^for every !K) people, anil in Belgium one^for every 4H. '1 he Belgians drink more^than any other |^eople in Euro|tc. They^consume 70,000,000 liters of liquor every^year, which gives sixty liters to every male^adult. Paris is pn-tty well provided with^liquor shops, or cafes, having one among^every eighty-eight inhabitants. The quan^^tity of liquor consumed |mt head of the^inhabitants, women and children includ^^ed, is six liters in Hiigluml, ten in Sweden,^sixteen in Denmark, nine liters in Belgi^^um, and seven in Prussia and France.
Marriageby Woman Presehsr*.^The Ohio iiapers were -not long since^commenting on the uniqueness of a mar^^riage ceremony performed hy a woman.^Within n few days Joseph Gaiiscand Miss^Iila Boren wan- united in marriage in^Milton, Intl.. hy the groom's mother, she^being a minister of the Six-iety of Friends.
Anopen proposition to those^that bought goods of us within^the last
Nowthat you as buyers have^an opportunity of comparing^styles, qualities and prices we de^^sire that a comparison be made at^once. If we have in a single in^^stance charged more for any arti^^cle than you can now buy the^same elsewhere, we hereby guar^^antee to refund the difference,^whatever it may be. We also^agree to take back and return^money for any and all purchases^that have been made of us that^have not proven as represented^^that have not come up to your ex^^pectations.
Nothingcan be more fair than^this and it is for every buyer to^test us and look into this matter^for themselves.
Weknow it to be a matter of^fact that we are selling goods for^less profit than any house in the^city.
Itis for buyers to find out for^themselves.
VVehave turned our entire stock^of goods within the last
Havesold over $150,000 worth^of goods.
Wehave an entire new stock^bought since the late fire and will^press up all the advantages we^have obtained by reason of such^a large increase of business.
Ifyou want a cloak or dress^pattern all \vc ask is for you as^buyers to compare our styles,^qualities and price ^ get samples^from other houses^get ours take^them home with you.
Wedon't ask you to bring sam^^ples from other houses; we want to^be fair, want you to use your own^judgnu nt.
Haveour wraps sent to your^homes for comparison; we want^every buyer to sec what we are^doing and what our competitors^are doing.
Thisis the only intelligent way^of getting at facts.
Withan immense stock of dry^goods, carpets, wall paper and^clothing we feel confident of being^able to serve our customers with^advantage such as cannot be over^^come.
Ourstock of holiday goods is^moving rapidly. We have but a^short time to sell these goods in,^hence we miss no sales.
J.R. Boyce, Jr., ^ Co.^Corner Main and Broadway, Butte, Mont.
AndMachinery for the Systematic Reduction of Ores by Amalgamatl sa.^Concentration, Smelting and Leaching, Builder* of the Home*take, Gnsv^ita Mountain, Drum Lummon, Anaconda, Blue Bird, Lexington and B*-^Metalic Companies' Reduction Works.
Gearedand Direct Acting,
Pronpectiii.frand Development Hoist*. Builders of
TrueVanning Machines and Embrey Concentrator. Electric Light Plants.^Agents for Rand Rock Drills and Compressors, Otis Elevators, Knowlea^Pumps, Root Blowers, Kingsland A Douglas Saw Mills. Pennsylvania^Diamond Drill and Mfg. Co. Baragwanath Heater*.
UnitedStates Electric Light Co. New Haven Machine Tools. Uaeoa
L.C. TRENT,^General. Western Manager.
SALTLAKE CITY, UTAH.
SoleWestern Agents for
TylerWire Works Double Crimped Mining Cloth.
E.C. FREYSCHLAG ^ CO.
Bart^ Packard and Laird, Schober ^ Mitchell's^FINE SHOES AND SLIPPERS.
Desiringto close out our entire stock of Clothing aud Furnishing^Goods and handle nothing but Boots and Shoes exclusively, we will^continue our sale of Clothing at Actual Cost until every garment is^sold. If you need a suit, a pair of pants, or an overcoat. See ^ur^prices before you buy and save money.
Er.C. FREYSCHLHC St CO.,
NextDoor to Bank, .... Anaconda. Mont.
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Largestand Best Assortment of Lumber la^Deer Lodge County.
UATH,8HINOI.EH, WINDOWS AND slOtJ!J^-^INU8 ALWAYS IN STOCK.
ALLORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED.
Ofllofan.I yard near Front *trret.^railroad station. Auat-oiula. Montana.
woodawn cual always i^ stuck.