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DAILY INTER MOUNTAIN
Issued Every Evening, Except Sunday. INTER MOUNTAIN PUBLISHING CO. Address all mail to Inter Mountala Publishing company. M. A. BERGER. Manager. U West Granite Street. Butte. Mont. OmLlal Paper of Silver Dow County and City of Butte. SUBSCRIPTION RATES. Per year, by mail, in advance...... 7.5( By carrier, per month ............ . WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 1902. NOT A QUESTION FOR COURTS. In yesterday's Inter Mountain County Attorney Peter Breen gave his views at length upon a question which is agitating the public mind. Mr. Breen felt moved to make public expression of his feel ings becausec of nn article published in a morning paper, headed "Bricks Wlith out Straw." It is unfortunate that Mr. Breen was obliged to rush 'into print in defense of his good name and In reply to an article captlioned so giddily as the newspalper story which provok",d his ire. Time \\as when Mr. Itreen shug newspaper abuse with the samre easC, that a duck's back deflects water, andi bricks with or without straw were un able to turn hbin aside from his settlel purpose. Of course the Int-r Mountain published the ctounty attortney's sile of the controversy. W\hat he had to say was in the way of news, anld at 0r\' rate it is only fair to give Ioth sthies a hearing. The public has not as ye:: fully grasped the. nmeaning of all thi+ buzzlng in oflihlal circles. It has leel clouded by so Imuch per:tnall bicker ing that ,it has not been easy to maill.e head or tail of the case. The lighlt the couInty attorney shed upon thl .sittlu atloni by his opeln letter was prinei('lltLl.1 In the nature of disclosing his determine tlion ti see the matter through tio tihe end. As a ii trea l showing which w'ry the wind was a ll,\lng, the cotunilty altol ney's letter was si brick. Serlously viewI. t1h cointroversy be tween lthe policmen and their chief I.s a slniil matter. It arises mainitly froil a dl''rernce of opinion with regard to tihe tei atning of a certain section of the state staltutes. ''lt chief and 'lllayor read the law one way, and in this vilaa' are supported by the opinion of the city attorney. The foulr policemen and their friends and supporters, including the' county attorney, place a different con struction upon tillh statute. They main tain that to suspend a policeman dlt is necessary to state to the council the cause of sutspenslon. Inasmuch as there is not one chance in a thousand for the parties to the quarrel to come together and agree upon the proper Interpreta tion of this section, it woult seem that the next move would be to bring the matter before the courts. A statute is never injured by being interpreted by a court, and neither party will featr to risk its case In the proper tribunal. It is plain from the county attorney's letter that he is still in a belligerent mood, and it's a safe bet that the police chief is not through with the fight. It's a pretty row, a ruction of the variety that has often sprung up in the ranks of the parties in which the principals range. By all means let it be kept out of th," courts. The bricks to which the county attorney made reference yesterday can be made the foundation for legal pro ceedings that will be costly. THE MINES RESUME. Mcst cheering Is the news of the resumption of the Boston & Montana mines in Butte. The brief perlod of idle ness and depression through which the city has passed is finally at an end. Whatever fears have been' entertainld regarding the future are now dissipated. The announcement of the resumption of snining operations, made in last even Ing's Inter Mountain, brought Joy to every home in the city. It is the earnest wish of every citizen of Butte tand of all the reople of the state that condlltions will not again arise requiring even a temporary suspension of operlations. Butte's vital interests are centered in the prosperity of its mining olperatious and the well being of the slate's indus tries is the concern ,of every Miontan.t citizen. Routh Carolina has adopted at law which prevents the sale of all revoliv.r less than twenty-two inches in length. This is designed to prevent a weapon being "concealed," and there woul'1 appear to be umall danger of a twenty two-inch gun being 'hidden upon the person. Recently at a fruit-growers' conven tlon in a New York town a resolution was passed opposing irrigation for the arid West. It Is such ,proceedings as these that make the three -tailors of Dooley street immortal by keeping their celebrated resolutions fresh in mind. There seems to be a difference of Opnalon concerning the law governing the suspension of policemen. A correct understanding of the laws and ordinances governing this subject would settle the .whole controversy. Congressman Grosvenor haa Johined the ,pe.ny-wme-and-pound-fooiish omrwd op. *se4d to UMoaa.l frrlgaatlon4 MONTANA'S VITAL INTIEl5T& All that Is now lacking to fill Butte's cup of joy to overtlowing is the news that copper will go back to the too notch ani stay there. if following on the heels of the resumption of activity underground in Butte there would come the tidings that arrangements had been made whereby the present copper sur plus may be quickly absoried and ra tional business methods followed to keep clear of the rocks upon which the red metal has lately struck, then Butt would leap forward with tremendous bounds. It has been a long and hard fight on the part of the copper producers of the West to place mining operations upon a basis that would admit of plans for the future that could be made without figurilig upon the contingencies incldent to closed mines. Mines operating out side the state have profited by the high price at which copper has ,been kept. They have taken advantage of the mar ket that Montana producers have main tained, running full blast to secure the lion's share of the benefits which they did nothing to deserve. That has beer. the sltuation for such a time that it was supposed the red metal could be kept up to the 17-cent mark for an Inter minable period. But when production fell away and i surplus accumulated there were signs of trouble which could not be misunder stood. Had the East combined with th. West to control the situation for a brief period, even to the extent of dropping back to normal production, all would have been well. Blut short-Aighted man agers neglected to avail themselVes of the opportunity In time, andl a a result the prite of the red metal responded to the influence of the diminishing demand anld dtrapped. .lnce the, (IoaIts low'red over the cop per s.tuntlon in Monitana an effort has been ii1ade to curtail produllction by making the dull IU-riod the time for necessary itlllprovellltnrts in 'the nldnes and smelters. This work has now beer inistIhedlt. E1ffort'H nad;e to bring E]eat ii producerl to see that they injured then eolves 'by refulling to enter into an r. rangewmnt beneflcihal to all have not been unce.seful. It is possible for Montana prodluce s to iiie and snl ell copper at a figure that will teach Eastern interests a nee lId I' sn. The light has been and is in tlh inltr.stsi of Montana, aut every citlzin hitFircie'd 1in thil state's pros I li:Ly will rcjoij'0' whin M.unt;anlt pr'o dlucer' win the battle. Every bulsiness tlan, every \workilngllnn allnd every otlhltr -u; mn d'p("nudnt upon Montana's pros perity for a liivelihiod has a vital in teres. t i the fight to keep Biutte 1it conl iandt of tihe copper situation. COPPER PRODUCTION. The lI:g'ncering and Mining Journal for th , curr'nt month contains a review of the ctopper production for the year 1900. The lluurces giv.c for the total pro duction of the United States during that year are 600,832,506 pounds. Of this amount .Montana furnishes the largest share, 254,460,713 pounds being hoisted from the shafts of this state. Michigan produced 144,227,340 pounds, and Arizona yielded 113,403,848 pounds. IFor several years before 1898 the Increase In the world's copper production amounted to 10 per cent each year. In 1899 the in crease was not so great, and in 1900 the production reached 492,625 long tonls, the highest mark of the world's production. The United States furnished 55 per cen: of the total output, or 272,536 'tons. Spain ranks next, but lags far In the yeasr, the production for the year total ing 53,718 tuon. Japan produced 28,283 tons; Chile, 26,111 tons; Australu, 23,308 tons; Mexlco, 22,403 tons, and Germany, 30,685 tons. It Is a flattering commentary upon American enterprise that the rouon. tries showing the largest Increase In copper plloductlon during recent years art- thole into which Amerlcan capital has eten taken and where skilled nminers of this country are given employment. In Mexico, in South America and British Columbia, copper production has In creased in response to the influence .,f capital and brains sent In from the tUnited States. In other copper pro duclng countries there has been but little change. The deposits of copper pyrites in Spain showed a slight increase in production owing to the Introduction of Improved machinery, and the same is true of the mines of Japan. The United States occupies a commanding position in the copper world, and Mon tana and Itutte rank first on the list of the world's great oupper centers. The eyes of every student of the copper situ ation are turned to Butte, gladdened by signs of a rift In the clouds that settled over the camp when the production was lessened by prudent curtailment. Inside history is cropping out In the settlement of awards at the Pan-Amer! can exposition. It transpires that prize winners have had to buy their medals at every exposltion recently held. This knocks most of the sentimental non sense out of the medal-winning business. A medal bought and paid for-by the win ner is very much of an empty honor. The last issue of the Engineering and Mining Journal makes announcement that Mining and Metallurgy has been consolidated with the former publica tion. The current number gives a com prehensive review of the leading mining district of the world and is an extremely interesting and valuable publication. Yesterday the county commlssioners awarded the contract for furnishing the now county hospital. This public insti tution will be an improvement that cannot fail to be appreciated. A county hospital has been on the list of the city's pressing needs for several years, COST OF COPPER PRODUCTION [Amerloan Mining News.] The sensational movements in Ams gamated copper stock have prompted e, searching investigation into the cop situation in all its bearings, In an eff to solve the mystery surrounding t great speculative enigma. The ordin investor or investigator is embarrs by lack of official data from which may draw his premises, but whate facts are *lthheld from the public garding the stock, this much is know that the Amalgamated controls pract ally, or very nearly all, of the Bosttr & Montana property and Butte & Bos mines; in addition a large portion of stock of the Anaconda, Parrot, Wahf and stook in other less prominent co paries. p' The superlatively valuable asset of tý( company is the Boston and Montana otv fit. Under the Lewlsohn-Bigelow mafI agement its rich mines were developid in superbly scientific style, and this one company showed net earnings last year of $7,019,721.27, after charging off over $1,000,000 for special construction at Its Great Falls electrolytic refineries. The Boston & Montana paid in dlvl dends last year $8,450,000. after which It began the year 1901 with a balance of assets amounting to $5,10f.R,72.91. If we leave out of the calculation the sum ex pended for new construction at the (freat Falls plant last year, and that set aside for bonds maturing last February, to gether with interest payments, we find that the net income of the Boston & Montana company for 1901 was $8,161, 983.09. As a money earner the Boston & Moh; tana has surpassed the Anaconda, not withstanding the larger output of both copper and silver by the latter property: If the Boston & Montana were able to maintain its rank as a financial success equal to that of one year ago the net income of more than S8.n00,000 which this single company showed on operations for 1900 would enable the Amalgamated couLr pany to pay 5 per cent Ipr annum ontý entire capitalization of $155,n0.00,000. alpply more than $250n000 to its surplus fund from this one source alone. Glreat Falls feels the cheering Influefoe of the change for the better in the laor market. 'The fires have been started.' h the ltoston & Montana asmelter and the payroll is agatin In n vidence. 'The smeoer shut dowin OctolKr 253 :Line then ir pairs and Ilprovernments have been made and new machinery installed that *l I nrcan e the c('pai(lty of tie snmeltet 00 pe(' cenlt. In one year Ithe smelter turn out 112,O0,t)00 Iutnrds of coppel tf It is operat(d at full bl.ast. Admiral Schley has admitted that he did the pro.f-reading in a book palb lished by War (Corr'espondent Graham. The volume lauds Schley and castigateb his enemies. It is safe o say the ad. miral enjoyed bie task of proof-reading completely, and cheerfully acknowledged that Grahanm had written a book that should be in every home. President Palma, the newly-elected head of the Cuban government, has lived long enough in America to know the value of the public school system of education as an aid to good government. He will wisely make education along practical lines the cornerstone of his administration. Corn King Phillips has failed again. Greatly to the regret of the men who trust him with their money, Mr. Phillips has the failutre habit in a chronic stage and is liable to acute attacks when.his customers are most deeply involved. All parties in Porto Rico have united in support of the administration 'of Governor Hunt. There Is every pros pect of a harmonious and progresulve adminletration for the island. A Musical Note. [Boston Globe.] It is reported that 150,000 pianofortes were sold in the country last year. How many of them conduced to thoughts of harmony. New York's Improved Conditions. [Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph.] Several military men will assist Mayor Low In giving New York City a government different from the uncivil Tammany administration. No Joke. [Boston Journal.] King thlwar'r has decided that there will be no court jester at the coronation cereulllnles. Waiting so many ye.lrJ for the crown is a serious matter. Making Light of a Spirit. [Cleveland Leader.] That Detroit widow who is reported to have married a spirit husband will find very little comfort these cold morn ings in a spouse who can't get up and start the kitchen fire. Not Up to a Thinking Part. [Denver Republican.] The Milwaukee club woman who re fused to engage Clara Morris for a lec ture because she was once an actress will probably never rise above thinking parts on the world's stage. No Change Wanted. [Omaha Bee.] The United States starts out the year 1902 with the balance on the right side of the ledger. The people are satisfied with the operating crew of the country, and those wlo are working for a change are likely to receive chant encouragement. He Creates a New Record. [Denver Post.] An Iowa man, who took a sudden no tion that he must have a wife, croseýd the turbulent Missouri to Omaha and proposed to fifty-six girls in 120 minutes, without securing even an encouraging smile or having his case taken under advisement, I But conditions have changed at the Boston & Montana mines since last year. Mr. Helnze has succeeded through litiga tion in restraining the free carrying out of the policy of the company in the de velopment of its mines and the payment of dividends. With every embargo re moved, however, the Boston & Montana is able to preserve its laurels as a cheap producer and an enormous money earner. Of course, its great earnings of last year were based on a 17-cent lake copper market. If copper shlould sell lower, earnings would recede in propo-tlon. The other Montana 'mines cannot show the low cost sheets of the Boston & Mon tana. Anaconda is not the cheapest pro ducer by any means, and with all Its magnificent equipment, it has cost Ana conda more than 9 cents a pound to lay down copper at the Atlantic seaboard, While am Outcry has been raised about 17-cent copper, It may be inter esting to consider the fact that some of the best equipped copper mines in op eration have expended, when construc tion payments and all expenses have been Included, from 9 to 18.68 cents a pound to bring copper to surface, stamp It, refine and deliver f. o. b. cars at the consumer's works. With all costs included, the copper eoatse more to mine and place on the markets of the world from the old pro ducers than It did in 1898 and 1894, and the wise consumer will have to be on the atllert the moment the copper market sc(rapes bottom. He Scattered His Forces. [Ialitmore American.] An Towa man propose to 50 ladles in two hours, and was rejected each time. lie should have devoted 586 hours to two ladies. Not a Howl Went Up. [Detroit Free Press.] It will please the London newspapers to learn that Mrs. Patrick Campbell's first performance in Chicago was not dis turbed by the howling of prairie wolves. I I ?'E'RSO.NAL, 'rhe death of the distinguished his torical painter, Egistlo Sarri, is reported from Floren.ce. Among his best knou n pictures are "The Duel of Dante da ('as tigllone" and "The Florentine Poets." "Streple Jiack" Itoberts of Jersey City, who for years has climbed high chimneys and steeples without accident, fell from a wagon last Tuesday and was so badly hurt that he may never be able to clinmb again. "*" George Humbug, an old gentleman re siding In Long Stream, L. 1., has fallen heir to a neat little fortune of $10,000, and despite the omincius sound of his name he is now besieged by ladies who would like to marry him. Stuart Robson, the actor, was once a page in the United States senate, his ap pointment having been due to the efforts of such distinguished Southerners as John C. Calhoun, Jefferson Davis, Henry Clay, Robert Toombe and Alexander Stephens. He and his playmate, Arthur Pue Gorman, went from Baltimore to Washington, and the man who is now senator from Maryland succeeded in be Ing appointed page at once, but Robson was kept waiting for a time. Not a Meteorological Rainbow. [St. Louis Post Dispatch.] The flagship Rainbow is to go to Manila, but it will scarcely have much effect on .he Philippine rainy season. Cold Comfort for the Consumer. (Plttsburg Times.] Kansas is already finding some com fort in the fear that the winter wheat crop has been damaged. This is a little in advance of the peach crop alarms, but then Kansas is early In discovering sorrow. S[NATORS AND THE CONSIITUTION [New York Tribune.] . _----l--l~l-·lj 'rhe fact that the legislatures of six states have signified their wish that the federal constitution should be amended to provide for the popular election of United States senators, four of them In so doing having observed the required formalities, does not point strongly to the adoption of such an amendment in the near future, though it may serve to stimulate interest in a somewhat lan guld discussion. It is practically certain that of the two methods of calling a constitutional convention the one permitting the states to take the initiative will have to be invoked if a change in the organic law in respect to the election of senators is to be attempted. At present there is not the slightest reason to suppose that the upper branch of congress would voluntarily consent by the necessary two-thirds maj 'rity to call a convention for that purpose, which leaves the advocates of the proposal un. der the necessity of persuading the legis latures of two-thirds of the states to unite in demanding one. Four have already taken that course, which Is doubtless a beginning, but the end still appears exceedingly remote. Twenty-six more must follow suit before anything can come of it, and even if the requisite support for the first step could be procured, obstacles of a formidable character would remain. It ls probable, for instance, that a con stitutional convention could not be con fined to the single issue of choosing sen ators by popular Vote, but that other questions would arise to produce compli cations and antagonism unfavorable to affirmative action on any of them, Again, if a convention should with d'flmculty be brought to approve the pro BUTT CIl lNTI NOTt S A. P. Thatcher of Helena is in Butte. Orton Bros.-Planos and organs. N. D. Hitchcock is over from Helena. Wyman Ellte is over from the ca.pital Frank J. Dahler of Helena is at the Finlen. W. M. Cannon of Helena is staying at the Butte. Il. Burrell of Great Falls is'registered at the Butte. J. G. Bates, tuner, Montana Music Co., 119 N. Main st. Tel. 501. " H. E. Woodman of Helena was in the city yesterday. N. S. Kuhn is registered at the Butte from Omaha. John Cort and wife of Seattle are at the Thornton. M. J. O'Farrell left yesterday for San Francisco. Paul Derange left last evening for Calumet, Mich. All the January magazines at the P. O. News Stand, 57 W. Park. * Frank Shaw departed yesterday for Horr on business. H. S. Johnson is registered at tihe Finlen from Denver. R. M. Kennear and wife are registered at the Thornton from Seattle. N. P. Woods of Stevensville came In on last night's train from the west. Dr. Hansen, surgeon and specialist, Sil ver Bow block. X-ray examinations. * E. C. Jones of Asheville, N. C., is in Butte on his way to the Pacific coast. D. A. Macdonald was one of the ar rivals on yesterday's train from Helena. V. B. McComb, a Gallatin county rancher, is spending a few days in Butte. Sacramento Cafe now open, basement Luxton's market, 113 South Main. Best for least money. Meals 15c and up. * R. N. Campbell of Lewiston, Idaho, came In on the eastbound train last evening. The county treasurer continued his sale of property for delinquent taxes yesterday. Alex Livingston, a prominent banker from Livingston, is making a business trip to Butte. A marriage license was issued yes terday to James Simpkins and Annie White of Boulder. Sherman, the undertaker, hias moved his undertaking business to his new and commodious quarters on East Broadway. A daughter was born yesterday to the wife of Thomas Olds, 141 East Daly street, Walkervllle. J. M. Mordock, a Chicago millionaire, 'is in the city negotiating a large mining deal in which he Is Interested. A. M. McClelland, assistant general passenger agent of the Northern Pacific railroad, is in Butte on business. Frank J. Churchill, George Robson and James Dawson, buyers for the Hen nesay company, left last evening for New York. T. S. Hogan, former secretary of state, accompanied by his brother, William Hogan, returned yesterday from Wiscon. sin, where they have been spending a few weeks. John Cort, manager of the Grand opera house of Seattle and Cal Heillig of the Marquam Grand in Portland, who assolated with Manager Sutton in the Northwestern Theatrical syndicate, are in the city in conference with Mr. Sut ton in matters pertaining to the syn dicate. Lack of Public Enterprise. [Minneapolis Times.] The New York Herald declares that gambling as a public enterprise has ceased for the time being in that city. What will the holiday visitor from up the state do for amusement? The Red Man's Burden. [St. Louis Globe-Democrat.] Commissioner of Indian Affairs Jones is at work upon a plan to make the Indians self-supporting. The trouble with for mer policies has been that they were compelled to support too many white men. posed amendment affecting senators, its decision would furnish no assurance of subsequent sanction by the requisite. three-fourths of the states. To agree to a discussion is on;. thing, but to accept the result of the discussion is quite another. How strong a public sentiment there is behind the demand for the popular election of senators it is impossible to determine. The declaration is eally and frequently made that the people are overwhelmingly in favor of the proposi tion, and many political platf',rms of greater or less significance have been made to say so with great confidence. But such pronunciamentos jare not necessarily the best kind of ovidence. Stout assertions in the name of one party or the other are continually repu diated at the polls, and sometimes in the most disdainful manner. If the entire electorate of the United States could be rcLquired to io.te on this question six months hence, there is not a prophet in the country, in our opinion, who could safely offer large odds on either side at the present time, and we suspect that the verdict would be ex tremely uncertain on the cday before the election. Failing. [Minneapolls Times.] Medicine Hat is not as strenuous this winter as it should be. Every little while it permits some weather of the strew hat kind to cut In. Reciprocity Experiment. [Salt Lake Tribune.] Several patriot lh gentlomen who sent the Roosevelt children little Cih,'stman remembrances are now waiting rt, ree if their papa really believes In reciprocity. This Week (oth Brush Sale at Newbro's Bath Brush Sale at Newbro's Soc Cloth Brushs Now 25C $1.oo00 " " OC $1.5o " " 75C $2.00 " " $1.oo00 soc Bath Brushes Now 25c $1.00 " " sOC $2.00 " " $1.oo00 Have a look at our win. dow. It is good for sore eyes. NEWBRO DRUG CO North Main St., Butte. Montana Undertaking Co. FUNERAL DIRECTORS EXPERT EMBALMERS The elegant modern equippages of the Windsor stables for funeral corteges. THOS. LAVELL. President THOS. SULLIVAN, Manager 'Phone 85. 125 E. Park St. inD3ENy PE LO GRANDE DENGA R tWTER N Travel During the Wall and Winter Seamon The journey to the East .A Salt Lake City and along the .bse.s of the Great Salt Lake through beautiful qlenwood, Colorado Springs and Denver is one of tip. interrupted delight in winter as well as qummer. In fact, the fall and winter season. AdL- tut a now grandeur and charm to the travel scenes and infuses an element of variety and beauty to the unsur passable wonders along the Rio Grande Western and Denver & Rio Grande lines. Through Bleeping and Dining Car service. Pqrsonally conducted weekly exoursions. For rates or information apply to, Teket Office W. r. MOBRDI 47 E. Broadway, Butte. eam. Agent GEORGE W. HIINTZ, Assistant Gen. Pass. Agt., Balt Lake City, THREE ROUTES EAST 1. Via Billings and the Burling ton Route. 2. Via St. Paul and the Burling ton Route. 3. Via Denver ant. the Burling ton Route. Which is the best? That de pends. Take No. 1 if you want to save time. No. 2 if you want to ride on the finest train on earth, No. 3 if you want to see the most magnificent scenery on the globe. Call or write, PHIL. DANIELS, Agent as East Brordwav, iutts. Mont, Tooth Brushes We import them. They wear longer, work btter, last longer, cost less than tany other. Our own Irnmortation. Try them once. -HRISTI I & LEYS 12 N. M-fn St , b.UTTE.