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Issued Every Evenlng, Except Sunday. INTER MOUNTAIN PUBLISHING CO. Address all mail to Inter Mountain Publightng company. M. A. BERGER, Manager. 8 West Granite Street. Butte. Mont. Otklial Paper of Bliver Bow County and City of Butte. SUBBCRIPTION RATES. I'er year, by mall, in adtance...... T.30 Ily carrier, 0er month.............. .7 TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 1902. WELCOMt TN. ASS51 0Is. Today Montana's county assessors have taken Butte by storm. These meit who have such an important duty to perform In the operation of the ma chinery of state are here to meet and talk over methods by which their ydarly tasks can be made .of more benefit to Montana. All of them are 'bright, ener getic, practical men of affairs. It is their butsness to estimate the value of the property in their respective com'mu nitles and without fear or favor enter against the namne of each property holder the sum he must give to enable the state to pay its way. Formerly It was the practice to do this work hali hazardly-to use one scale of valuation in T'etont eotunty while using a different one in Park. Lately lthe state's asses sors have come togeithr each year and made ia schedule of valuations on what ever property could be rrmade the subj.c:'t of at uniform scale. For a number of years lMontann's livestock haes b'lan giv"nl the csame valuation, no matter 'in what quarter of the state It ranged. This uni formity in the valulttlon of propert'y w.t:t brought about by moutual undl'erstanding tntontg ai 'isessotrs. ''They agree perfectly in their d(el'berations; what the inajorllt says is the rule. and they are as whotl souled andt cordial in their relations as t any body otf tnn that ever cantl togeth'r in Montana. Cthairmen from' boards of county coimmitssionet'trs a're here today nilso. They contio to get ilto closer tou ,'I wivth assessors' lmethods, so thalt wht.e they sit itt Judgment on their work as the heads of .nunty equalizationo boardt they may not he IndifllTerent to tihe hard shtll)' the perlpatetli a;saessor has luder gone in mlaking his pa instaking tour among th'- taxpayers. As men tratin.'d in the routine of oftlce work know their clerical burdens aunl he lighltened by lay ing asidle the Itn for a brief period of joviality during the day, so the assessors contrive to make the occakson of their trip to B3utte a time for relaxation from grindilng c(are. They wear badges con. 8splcuously exposed, and all whao meet tihemn should be mindful of the fact that they have been given a bill of sale of the lon\n during their stay. It is the wish of Butte's citizens that whatever de signs they have for the 'betterment of Montana's yearly taxation may be carried out, that they may succeed in their united efforts to make thleir yokes easy and their burdens light, and that tile state board of equalizatitnl may nlot prevall against them. MONTANA STATE FAIR. News from Helena is to the effect that agitation In favor of a state fair has been begun. It is proposed that an annual display of Montana products be held at the capital, and citizens in varl ous parts of the state are heartily co operating with those who are forward ,ing the state fair plans. A decade ago Montana had a state fair association, but because of a lack of coherent organ ization it went by the board. This new movement has back of it the men of the state who are able to put a state fair on a sound basis, and it is llkoly to succeed. By all means it should suc' ceed, and every inlluence that can aid the project should be thrown ln the balance to add weight to the under taking. If an inventory of the state's finances shows that Montana has the money to spare, an appropriation by the next legislature to aid the 'tate Fair association would be a good investment. Montana resldents will regret to learn of the illness of Capt. Thomas Couch, a well-known mining man of the state. He is the man who in the early 80's began the great work of development which resulted in the present splendid condition of the Boston & Montana mines of Butte. He has hundreds of friends in the state who will anxiously wait for more favorable tidings from his bedside and entertain the hope that ih will be spared 'to further years of useful ness. Neely, the Cuban postal official charged with, extensive frauds, will in all probability be convicted. The evi dence against him shows that he delib erately robbed the government and carried on his operations with brazen disregard for the officials who kept a check upon his office. There is Ireason to believe that Neely will get the law's full penalty if found guilty. The advance of two dollars per ton in the price of lead ores is cheering news to the miners of the West. It is only a slight advance, but it will increase the tanrow snagrtn at which operations in the lead mines are now earrid on and tide mining men over to the time when anofher' advance will be made, tROIrTS Of TUE STORM, The cold wave has brought discomfort to every section of the Northwest, but in all quarters there Is evidence that a silver lining is visible In the storm clouds that are sweeping across the skies. The severe weather, the frost and snow are as natural 'to the winter climate of the Inter mountain states as the quartz that lies close to the heart of the mountains. There is little complaint being found with present conditions. People gener. ally are Inclined to see 'the hand of Providence ,in the distribution of ooli weather. They know that without hard winter weather and plenty of snow, 'ranching In the irrigated sections of the Northwest would not Ie the success that each prosperous season proves it to be. The Balt Lake ilerakl expresses the gen eral sentiment In a recent issue. The Herald's cheerful views of the snow and ('cold 're giverl as follows: "Never mind the wet feet; don't envy the man who sells overshoes; forget your cough and your rheumatlsm. Probably till these ills are caused by the snow, but the i)lessings we shall reap from the storm will 'be many. Present discom forts fhould be borne with equanimity in view of the bounteous harvests the blanketed mountains will give us. Thb. Bible character who speaks of 'the treasures of snow' must have lived in a rountry like Utah. He must have known that without the snow in winter he ouenld havey no water in sumrnnel. Now water, rto the camel and the Ken tuckkin. Is an insignificant article, but to UItah peolle it is everything. 'The Ireasures of snow' are almost numbnr. i'ss. It fills our irrigating ditches with the fluid so necessary to plant life; It flo0w into our reservoirs and our mains to freshen the parched lawns of the city, to quench t'he thirst In dry throats, to cool fevered bodies." EXTRA LEGISLATIVE SESSIONS, Those states whose governors have extra sessions of the legislature on their hands ar"e deserving of the entire sym pathy of the Whole country. In every state where an extra session of the Iegis laitulre hans been called 'tlre prosIpeIcts for a prolonged siege at lawmaking grow more threatening as the, ope'nirng day ap prroaches. Following the i'ull of the gov ernlor for one rspecll'i act on the part, of ithe Ilawmakelrs comes a host of ambi (lous solons who have bills t'hat are rec ommended to be exactly suited to the purposes of the extra sessioni. To cull the wheat from tihe chaff by tihe tedious processes in use In legislative bodies will be a well-nigh interminable task. Mon tana has been threatened with rextra ses slans several times during 'the past few years--first w"hen the special school tax was declared unconstitutional tand again whin' it seemed that urgent reasons existed for an appropriation to tix up a display for the state at the St. Louis expositlon. Looking back to thle occa sions that seermed to demand extra legis lative' actionr, tihe people of t'he state nse plainly that tile counsel of throse who wantred the legislators ca'led together was unwise arid extravagant, and had it be-en followcd would 'have led to re gretable resulis. It Is safe to say that Montana will try to get along without extra .sessions of its legislative 'body. It is thie opinionn of the state's citizens who have seen them called and watched the subsequentl proceedings that the ne cessity must be extraordinary before specilal action on the part of the state's lawmakers 'Is Justllaible. Governor Taft's Judgment of condi lions in the Philippines is not accepted by enemies of the present administra tion. The casual remark of a private soldier or army ofiloer returning from the isalands is set against the judgment of the governor, and the public is asked to look upon the dark side of the pic ture. This the public will rel'use to do. G(overnor Taft's statement that the islands are being fast 'brought under the government's c(ontrol, and that a small military force Is all that is required will be generally 'accepted as a true estimate of conditions there. The people of the United States are not inclined to enter lain pesslmistic views at 'the solicitation of howlers of calamity whose predictions so often have\ proved false. Their at telptls to combat Governor Taft's pre diction will be a waste of time and a reproach to heir reputations for political generalship. A special dispatch from Dillon to the Inter Mountain says that stock in that section of the state will suffer but little from the present cold snap. Although cred'ible 'swiftness and terrible severity, the instincts of range stock taught them to seek sheltered places in the hills, where they will be safe until the in clemency of the weather is gone. Ample provision has been made for winter feed ing on many stock ranches. Altogether, Montana stock will be safe from harm and will weather the storm well. A tale of suffering ,that may end In death came to the Inter Mountain yes terday over the wires from Virginia City. A demented man wandered into a deserted barn and was frozen so badly that both feet will have to be amputated. The incident, aside from its pathetic features, is chiefly remarkable because it is the only account of suffering from cold that the present low *temperatur3 has developed. The two sections of Anaconda's council continue to be driven tandem, and the "rump" department of that remarkable body evidences a strong desire to kicki over the traces. TRAINING fOR Tli COLLEGE PREIOECY - 'ebruary Forum.] .....i There is surely a wide opening for,apy young man of ability who wishes to en ter upon an administrative career. He must, however, expect to find many dis agreeable features in the work. There is no need to mention all of the~, but they may be summed up under the pekdr of constant worry and the sacrmee of scholarshlp. Yet executive work may be well con sidered a species of scholarship in itself, and the cares and worries of the offle: should be met with as philosophic a spirit as possible. Mr. Booker T. Wash ington tells us that he comes to his desk each morning hoping for .a prosperous and happy day, but is fully prepared to hear that something unpleasant has hap pened-that one of the buildings has burned, or that a newspaper has abused him for something he has done, or criti cised him for saying something that most likely never entered hia head. That readiness to meet everything that may come should be the spirit of every young college president; and he may at the same time remember, with pardon able pride, that, by the character of his work, he is keeping himself out of many of the narrownesses of ordinary scholar ship, and Is doing it real service for hu. manity. Certainly, there is nowhere a feld of greater usefutlness anrld honor thanll thi rcollege presidency for a young Inuill of the right scholarship, sympathy, tart. energy, and courage, While all the, qualities enumerated must be possessedl to some degree, they are here mentioned inversely to the order of their import ance. The young executive may lack much in scholarship and sympathy, and even a little in tact, but he 'cannot possibly sue ceed without energy and courage, espe cially the latter. The means for starting such able and ambitious young men right and Insur Yester.ay was tilh day for news of Miss 4tone's release, and the item canme over the wires as usual. Mondays and Thursdays, acI.(rdlng to the laters schedule, seem to be the' days when thi, news of the release of the implllrisoned missionary comes. (tilher days In th,' week the brigands ha:\ the upper hand This arrangnement s,-ms likely to be earrled out until thel caplitl\t' board bill and the telegraph tolls oel the ntews 01 her r'eleas' run l In i lbilious sums. Th'. maniner in which .hit plans foi(ir the inla sionary's release hat\e bhi'tnl t,ungledl I. a lasting reproa;ch to thoIse hilo have had charge of the negotiations. Eight degrres .below zero is co,.nsidered remarkably cold weather in Chicago. In Montana it would hardly be as chilly its the relations between the cuntly at l state officers witen qcuestlons of concur rent Jurisdictiotn come up. A free-for-all fight in a democratic conventlon in Philadelphia alas moved at party organ to remark that the organ ization is exhibiting "gratifying algns of life and vigor'." Notables Are Common. [Milwaukee Sentinel.] There are so many celebrities nowadays that is imore distinguished not to be one. Not Up-to-Date. [Buffalo Express.] Thie fact that the kaleer says the United States "are" shows how many he thinks of us. Chauncy On the Spot. [Washington Star.] Chauncey M. Depew is one of the few men who know better than the reporter what they want to say in an interview. Lang and Kipling. I Milwaukee Sentinel.] Likewise Andrew Lang Jumpeth oa Kipling. But Andrew, like Homer, is only a versatile literary ghost with~ut a local habitation. Carry Trouble With Him. [Mineapolis Journal.] A Chicago man has invented a street car telephone which enables a business man to keep within call of worry and the typewriter lady at all times. China a Laggard. [Baltimore Herald.] China is still far ahead of the United States in population, but it bha many centuries' start in the race, and can probably not point to any one In which the population increased eighteen fold. A Natural Inference. [Philadelphia Record.] Lo Mont-I wonder what they are sell ing over there? I just heard them sihout ing: "Here's something to catch a man's eye!" La Moyne-H'm! They must be sell ing ladies' umbrellas. Not in Earnest. [Ladies' News.] He-You see, T have a sort of power of clairvoyance, so to speak. That is, I can always tell what people are ,thinking of me. She (in great confuslon)-Oh-er-in deed! But I-I don't always seriously mean what I happen to think. Swore Off. [Washington Star.] "Have you kept your New Year's reso lutions?" "Yes; I have faithfully kept 'a New Year's resolution that I made three or four years ago." "What was it?" "Never to make any more resolutions." The Collecting Fad. [Chicago Post.] "Well," 'he remarked thoughtfully, "there are some disappointments and drawbacks to my occupation, but It is a satisfaction to know that I am in the swim, as it were. Collecting things is a regular fad ,Just now. In one line or an other all the good people are doing it. "And are you?" "Sure. I'm a bill collector." Ing the efflciency and success of their administrative work must be soon forth coming at some of our large universities. Methods of training may have to be de veloped slowly, but it is time for a be ginning to be made. A popular magazine contained about four years ago an educational article by the editor, in which he suggested that two very Important subjects were omitted from the modern college curri culum, and recommended the establish ment of chairs in the sciences of choos Ing a profession and selecting a life partner. These are admitted to be two very im portant subjects; but it was quite gen erally urged In criticism that the gentle man in question was inclined to make too much of them, and that each topic could be satisfactorily treated in a course of lectures. If, in like manner, to demand a chair in college administra tion would seem to magnifty the matter, it certainly will be admitted that some thing should be done in that line. The future executive should at least take as broad a course as possible, spe ctlisling on some subject of large Im port, such as a branc hot the social or philosophical sciences, and in addition :hould have the benefit of a practical course of lectures from a successful and experienced president. A Waste of Wire. [Chicago Journal.] In view of Marconi's progress, hadn't John Mackay better go a little slow with his proposed Pacific cable? Sir Tom Is Before the Public. (Buffalo News.] Sir Thomas Lipton is at once the dead gntmost sportsman going and the best living Indorser of the fact that high-class advertislng pays. TPE'RSO.NAL, A dispatch from Indianapolis, Ind., says that Booth Tarkington, the novel ist, has become a candidate for the legis lature. Major Enstein, who is to take charge of the Brooklyn police, is of the Gen. I'hil Sht.rjhian type-short and well knit and a hardl and qulek hitter. Mr. Thomas B. Iteed only occasional ly visits Washington. He said some years ago that he was going to retire to private life and he apparently means to keep his word. Chalirmnal Hale of the senate naval committee thinks the whales in the pic tures painted on the wails of the new tcummittee room typify the size of the appropriations the committee is expect ed to niake. Baron~sa Edmond de Rothschild of Paris has given $250,000 for the founda tion in the Taunus of a Hebrew home for diseases of the lungs, in memory of her father, the late Baron Willy de Roth schlld of Frankfort, uncle of Lady Roth schild. With several other small bequests, the late Frederlck Willcomb of Ipswioh, Mass., bequeathed ;150 to the Methodist t'piscopal church of that town. the In come to be expended in purchasing tur keys for the Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners of the pastor of the church. Bleacher Fiends. [New York Commercial.] These basehall talkers are harder to put out than the baseball players. The Wild Cat Variety. [Salt Lake Tribune.] Si, aking of lost mines, it is a matter of some regret that a few more were not lost before they were incorporated. SUGAR ISSUE IN A TEASPOON [Loa Angeles Herald.] here ii the sugar question in a nut shell, or, more appropriately, dn a tea spoon: Should the United States bolster an industry abroad at the expense of a greater industry at 'home? Should it diminish home production to stimulate production in a foreign country? These are the fundamental points involved in the question of reciprocity with Cuba, so far as the sugar industry is con cerned. The matter of sentiment, which is the basis of the pro-reciprocity argument, is irrelevant in the business proposition, If the Cubans cannot earn a living in their "garden of the world" it may be advisable for Americans to help them. But assistance can be afforded without direct injury to vastly more American workers than the population of Cuba represents. The plea of the Louisiana sugar planters, in opposition to the demand of the Cuban sugar interest, only em pIhasizes the fact that the true poiscy of the United States is to profit 'by the experience of Germany. The Germans have abandoned the foreign cane sugar industry and have substituted the native beet product. At the present time the beet sugar product of Germany is five times greater than the cane product of C'uba, and nearly as much as the total cane sugar output of the world. Germany exports more than a million tons of sugar per year, and the United States imports a still greater quantity. The obvious policy of the United States, therefore, is to devejlop its pres ent infant beet sugar industry, stop the vast importation and give American workers the profits that now go to for eigners. That is the plain, unsenti mental proposition. The ability of beet growers to spupply the entire home mar ket has been fully demonstrated. It iJ not necessary even that the government. Havre-The intense cold continues. The mercury'rangem from 16 to 815 below. Helena-Hugh McBride, confessed for ger, has been sentenced to one year in the penitentiary. Helena--All the water pipes in the courthouse, which is used also as the statehouse, are frozen. Helena-Two companies of the Eighth Infantry, stationed at Fort Harrison, have been ordered to the Philippines. Great Falls-The weather has mod erated materially, and the ice men are gathering in their annual Missouri river harvest. Livingston-Leonard Gay was found by Deputy Sheriff McDonald near the Park branch badly frozen and in a seri ous condition. Great Falls-No successor to Former Alderman H. H. Matteson, resigned, was named at last night's meeting of the city council. Great Falls-Sol Shrake, an old-time resident of this city, died yesterday. He was a soldier of Sherman and made the famous march to the sea. Bozeman-Judge Halloway has sen tenced James Erickson to three years in the penitentiary at hard labor. Erick son stole a horse from a ranchman named Grongle. Pony-Justin West, a young miner, was the victim of a giant powder ex plosion, which occurred here yesterday. One eye is gone and it Is doubtful If the other can be saved. Billings-Charles Woodward, who is believed to be the murderer of Sheriff Ricker, of Natrona county, Wyoming, was arrested yesterday on a Carbon county ranch and turned over to the sheriff of Yellowstone county. Helena-Albert and Reinhold Klein schmidt, brothers, have quarreled over their joint estate and have gone into the courts to adjust their differences. They are well known pioneers and the incident has excited much interest. Helena-The county bonding case came up in the supreme court today. It is an appeal from Flathead county and the question at issue is whether there must be a majority of all votes in the county cast in favor of e. bond ing question to make it legal or only a majority of those voting. Concerning Strikes. [Mail and Express.] The strike that strikes at public con venience strikes at public opinion, the most powerful ally of any grievance that is just. A Social Privlege. [Inter Ocean.] When it comes to the matter of dining on board the Hohensollern something ,more than the Rev. Mr. Nichols' O. K. probably will be necessary. Let Us Hope So. Bill Nye, the humorist, once told Dean Hole that when he met Richard Wagner he said to him: "Your music is beyond my comprehen sion, but I always feel sure when I hear it that it is -really much better than it sounds. Will Not Sprout. [Philadelphia Press.] "I've 'been tald that the soil is pretty fruitful in south Africa." "That may ,be: but there's one thing it seems pretty hard to raise on it." "What's that?" "The British flag." Other Reasons. [Indianapolis News.1 "I can not conceive why you ever swear. There is not a particle of use in It." "My dear, there are some things which appeal to one's esthetic senstbilities for inherent qualities entirely separate and aside from their usefulness." should stimulate the infant industry by special bounties, as Germany, Austria and France have done. All the home producers ask is that conditions remain just as they are. With foreign competition held in reason able restraint, by existing tariffs, Ameri can 'beet sugar producers would be able, within a few years, to supply the whol-: 2,250,000 tons of sugar now annually con sumed in Ihe United ttates. A Common Cause. [Topeka State Journal.] Mr. Phillips of Chicago is not the first man to fail in business as the result of an overindulgence in rye. Fatal Promptness. [Chicago Tribune.] Captain Clark, it will be remembered, is one of those captains who were on hand at the fight too promptly to get any prize money. A Belligerent Aggregation. [Washington Star.] The German emperor hopes that his army and navy contain as large and de termined a proportion of fighting talent as the reichstag. Tillman's Time Has Come. [Denver Republican.] It is said that dime museum freaks are starving because they are no longer in demand. Here is Senator Tillman's chance to prove that there is no pros perity. Cuba Has Had a Chance. [Philadelphia Inquirer.] Senator Manson's plea that Cuba should be given a fair chance will be apt to remind the average reader of the man who prayed that it might rain, after rain had fallen '0 days. EasJily 'RemoJ ed From the Teeth Thla week we give you a tooth brush and a bottle of Dr. Richard. son's tooth powder for ..o. A tooth brush and a bottle of Newbro's Witch Hsel Dentifrice for 25c. Two articles for the price of one NEWBRO DRU5 CO North Main St.. Butte. Largest Drug House In the State SFOtR TiE CO Lt.EXiO Used by the ladies of all clvilised nations of the earth. Satisfactory Paint and Painting... Satisfactory Paper and Paper Ioiagleg Satisfactory Prices. Why Say More? Schatleiu Paint C. 14 West Brodway -- n n n O Travel During the Pall and Winter Beason The journey to the East \1 Salt Lake City and along the eesee of the Great Salt Lake through beautiful Glenwood, Colorado Springs and Denver is one of uns. interrupted delight tn winter as well as ummner. In fact, the fall and winter season .idA bskt as.w 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 Deaver & Rio Grande lines. Through leoeping and Dining Car sortiee. Personally conducted weekly ezoursions. For rates or laformatlon apply to. Ticket OffMe W. . Mo6Rpt 47 E. Breadway, Butte. Sea. Ageit GEORGE W. HEINTZ, Assistant Gen. Pass. Agt., SIlt Lake City. Tell Me Where you are going, and when, and I will tell you what the rate will be, when you wil reach your destination, and why you should take the Burlington. No matter whether Chicago, Oma ha, Denver, LKansas City or St. Louis is the city you want to roach, your ticket should read "via the Burlington Route." PHIL. DMIEILL Aeont. f heet eedwev. Iut, Moet. Richards THE BUTTE VNDERTAIKER Practical Undrteakers and Embalmers. 140 W. Park St., Butte. Plhone 307.