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Issued Every Evening, Except Sunday INTER MCUNTAIN PUBLISHING CO Address all mail to Inter Mountaie Publishing company, M. A. BEROER, Manager, 26 West Granite Street. Butte. Mont. Offlelal Paper of Sliver now county and City of Butte. SUBSCRIPTION RATES. Per year, by mail, in advance......$7.5C By carrier, per month............... .78 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1902. The stories wahlcih penny-a-liners aet imposing on some of the Eastern netl tt paif ra as to the cotippr situation in Butte are as conmal as authing that has found its way into print siate Ananias, 1Munchaitan and Mulhation re tiell from the literary field. In IUutie these newspaper yarns are the soutie of tever failing merriment. They t'apply to the Antualgainated people, to Mr. Heinz'i, to Clanrto ttIk and other in tn w11f are recte or levs iduntiled wi lh ('lppeid prodrtilon and copper mine 1111 g titn much of the atmuttsitaetit which makes live worth living. 11nc day a yarn may eonte out of the East that the copper war is to be fought to the bitter end; next It Is solemnly related that Air. Heinze has reluctantly con tented to be general mittnaguir of the Amtagamated. Then we hear that the latter i omlpainy has bought out Mr. Heinze at his own figute and tlat tIth big company and Mr. Clark will next try ionclusionts in the iturls. Within liii week sucecedtag this taiy le contra dIetid by some New York paper w hlh is on the in.ide and which assures the publilc that the Montana senator iillt hie the next prialdent of the A'malgatnated, havingt sold the United Verde to the top per "trust,. n hich, however, Is not a f rst. Nuthing Is more certa'it that in [lutte ' -opper eiriles a more friendly feeling Is in existence and that low-priced cop per has had as tendency to bring all con Itotling literfits together. Nothing is surer than that the only way to stand off low prices is to eliminate the tremen dous cost of litigation and the dead work It entalls. Self-preservation and self titerest all indlcate an early and per manuttnt settlement of the present con Itt t on some basis that will restore piace. good will and prosperity in lIutte. It the teantime, however, the yarns sprung on the Boston curb should le discounted. As jokes, they are excel dent, but the victims are the newspapers which print them, not the excellent gen thttmon who ligure in copper litigation in 1tutte. IfIalng done everything In their power to discredit Amalgamated stock, to Bmash the copper market and reduce the pric'e of copper to a itoint where pros pectors, mtine owners and miners all be c('0e' personal sufferers from the de lilne, the etnemies of the copper "trust" tire now apparently enjoying the ruin they hope they have wrought, regardleas of the suffering and idleness of the thousands of industrious men who would, but fur them, he employed at good wages. The enetrn' a of i 'Wte openly pro clainied first that they would drive all Amalgamated investments out of Mon tana; secondly, that they would dts credit the mines and force down the value of copper shares in order to Infllot loss on the company; thirdly, that they Mould multiply that loss by forcing down the price of <'opper, and so compel the concern to sell for 12 cents copper that it had paid 17 cents for. They pro posed to do these things regardless of the effect on the business and labor In terests of Butte, and later boasted that they had Inflicted a loss of $50,000,000 on the men who were trying to keep the mines open and maintain the price of copper through an agreemtent to curtail production on a proportionate basis. Having, as they claim, Inflicted a loss of $50,000,000 on the 'holders of copper shares and smashed the market to 12 cents at an additional loss of many mil lions more, the enemies of Butte now claim that it was all a job on the part of the copper "trust" Itself, and that the collapse was brought about on pur pose. That's too thin. Men anxious to make money do not, as a rule, begin operations by losing $100,000,000. The Idea is ab surd. There is no profit in buying cop per at 17 cents and selling it at 12. The fact is that the people are begin ning to fix the reaponsibility for the dull times prevailing In Butte, The business men and the laboring men are doing their own thinking. There will be music tI the alt' when all the facts come out, and the sooner the Eastern enemies of the copper interest find that out the better for all concerned. Shipments of raw cotton have marked a 13 per cent advance during the past year. This Is an argument anti-expan alonists will find a troublesome stum bling block in the South, as most of the increase has been credited to the grow ing demand from abroad. 'The debate upon the Indian bill in congress consists principally of an at tempt to take the scalp of Mr. Wheeler of seattucky, Tilt STATE COMMITTEE. In notee way an idea has gone forth that the republican state committee Il " made up largely of federal offmceholders, and that it is doing business in contra vention of the principle expressed in the presilent's message. As a. matter of fact, the committee, which Is composed of 26 members, has but one or two members who are living on official pie. It ic thoroughly repre '"nttltive of the rank and file of the re publiean party, so far as the Inter Moun tain can judge without a personal ac quaintance with all the members. Thos:e whom it knows are loyal republicans who place the party welfare above all personal conalderations. Should there ha any who do not, the next conventions of the party may be relied upon to make the necessary changes. At the head of the committee is Mr. J. t . Auld, a man of c onervat ive Juitgment, fine )bliltty and thorough identiicition with the state's h( st I tterests. 111 natural dis pssit(on is to t.o right, to insist on har mailny and on the just recognition of the iihis of all worthy men. A VALUABLE INVENTION Thomas Me('ue, an I hio tman, has in ventale an eles"trisal machine which W't.ard i'diion declares is the invention of the age, ,It short-clrcutsa Patin," says a ditsatcti. In t oter words, you maty hint your haind on it red-hot stove, :lns beforr the sensation can reach the tiutn the tvw tna.hine heads it off, antl you remain serenely unctonseious of either pain or injury. Aside frint its clentitie antd psycho logical iiportattce, the McCue machine IrVsent w tmuny strange and startling poissibllities. Provided with an ahppil ance of this niatur. a raan might acquire a faculity for short-(irtiuiting setnations of any disagreetble cha raticr. For in sitnce, with a M(-('uc machine in youtt pocket you (;itt take your seat in the restaurant itt the mttrntng and have no fear of the ctreless waiter who etnpttiu the (tll) of catlding coffee itt your lap. You simply turn oit the (turrent, shor. chrcult the coffee and continue your newspaper oblivious of any discomfort whatever. If you aire a father and have aiquired the habit of pacing the floor with your colic-stricken infant, you can hive itt ieflttnci of Pite eiutptt ticks which are supposed to strew the path of the faithful husband as he wends his snIl tary sentry-go. You step onitt a tack, Per haps, but you short-circuit it immedi ately and continue tie uiidomtt'stIc pil gritage. If you are contemplating iniliation into one of the strenuous orders and ant disposed to resent blows from bohind having fauily or other objections-the Mct'ue macihite will save you front em tnt'rrussmiet and humiliation, for it is guaranteed to shori-circuii stuffed clubs and sinilar instruments of' torture and make their blows feel like love pats. I'n0jleasaint sensations, such as are ex perienced when you meet your tailor to whom you owe a six-months' bill. may be readily avoided. The sound of this short-circuited upbraliding may rs'.ach your ears, but the brain is safe from suffering. The tale of the bore, ihe plaint of the knocker and the snarl of the cynic are received with apparent complaisance, for a touch of the button short-circuits there all. The world salutes you, Mr. Mks&'ue! Take off your hats to Ohio! There are two men in the United States who within the past month have come into notoriety by the wrecking of two banks. Within the next month they should both he in the penitentiary. If these men had stolen a few hundred do! lars there would be no doubt of their prompt and condign punishment, but the size of their stealings has made them aggressive and defiant. The Detroit thief, Andrews, stated that if the vic tims of his knavery thought they could help matters by putting him in jail they 'should lose no time. 11 is Implied sug gestion was a compromise, based on his rsnrrender of part of the money stolen, and his release from further imprison mest. The dreat talls criminal, Matte son, seems to be equally brazen in his effrostery, though the amount of his stealing Is less. In the case of the Detroit -bank, thouis unds of lour men and 'women are the victiss. It was a sav!ngs bank, whose depositors were all hard working people. Andrews took their money without scruple and put it into Utah and Mon tuna mining stocks and otsher fluctuating securities. The (treat Falls bank was a national bank, and Matteson's rob bery suggests a lcoseneses on the part of the bhnk examiner for that district which should be made the subject of an early investigation. Do bank examiners examine? is a question which is likely to supersede all othesss in the near future. With the experience of the First National and Merchants' National at Helena yet fresh In the public mond, it seems strange that such work as that of Matteson is possible in this state. If the amount of the defalsation by that bank (ashler at Great Falls con tinues to grow, It is almost certain that he will be p):o 'ic(ted from the ranks of sordinary embezzlers into the financier t class. Mr. Wheeler of Kentucky Is no longer an obscure congressman, and from the point of view taken by bidders for no toriety his speech may be called a suc cess. 5 It is believed that the prospect of cmn verting the brigands will not induce M ss Stone to continue her stay among thers longer than necessary. OLEOMAROARINE [New. York Time..] It is evident that oleomargarine Is not a good lubricant, as the amount of heat generated by the fraction of the house debate over the Grout bill was at times considerable. The Congressional Record for th'days iivering the debate furnishes rath& In twesting reading, as it represents th, conilit between the selfish interests of a legitimate industry to save itself from Itie disagreeable necessity of systemati, violation of the law to escape annihila tin. One of the humors of the situation Is the fact that the bill as passed by the house carries an amendment which ppts "renovated butter"-which we assupip to be rancid and unmerchantable stuff, doc tored and disguised to make it salable- under the lan, and requires it to be in spected at the factory where such reno vation takes place, and stamped to desig nate its quality as an inferior and un wholesome article of food. This was something quite outside the calculations of the farmers, and would indirectly hurt them as much as the smuppression of oleomargarine was in Intended to benefit them. Very large quantities of Inferior butter niie now able to find a market only be iaousc there are factories to buy it where renovalion is practiced with profit. Probably the senate will fail to take any action on the measure one way or the other, and had any other course been probable it is doubtful If the members of the house would have passed the amended Grout lill at all. The only really valuable contribution to the literature of the subject which the discussuon has brought out is the report of the minority of the house committee on agriculture, which establishes the fact that on high and disinterested scIentific testimony Ithat oleomargarine is a wholesome and nutritious article of food. and is therefore entitled toi a legitimate plae in the commerce of the country." In substantiation of this statement it THE PRESIDENT'S DECISION. President Roosevelt has put the facts of the Schley-Hampson controversy in shape to be understood. lie has gone through the immense mass of testimony, grasping the salient points and pointing out their hearing ulaon the case. He agrees with W'hley that there is "glory enough fo' all." 1ils statements %Vth regard to the parts taken iy the qap tains in the Santiago battle are such as will meet with popular apprpval. He concedes the point that the battle was won without Hampson, and, although he does not say so, he is evidently of the belief that the result would have been the same had Schley also been away. When Admiral Evans stated during the progress of the Schley inquiry that in his judgment the captains were en titled to the lion's share of the glory, he was not believed. Now comes the president, pointing out the reasons for this excellent opinion. According to the best evidence, the battle was conducted without especial dic'ection from either Hampson or Schley. Each commander fought on his own hook, as it were, ob serving the usual naval tactics and ad hering to a general plan decided upon when the blockade was arranged. Tihis is the most inspiring feature of the great victory. The ships were ready and waiting when the Spanish fleet ven tured out of the harbor, and no one failed in the emergency its unex pected daeh presented. Each captain knew he was there to tight, and fight he did. The iron discipline and thorough training of the navy counted heavier than anything Sampson or Schley did, or had opportunity to do, in the brief period during which the battle ragel. Instructions counted for nothing, for there was neither time nor occasion for u departure from plans already thought out. As Captain Clark said regarding the that maneuver: "As a matter of fact, we would all have closed in any way, instructions or no instructions." The review of the situation by Preal dent Roosevelt brings the case to a point where the pulblic can have a clearer insight lato the matters at issue. There will tbe no longer any doubt con cerning the exact manner in whtch the battle was won. The question of allow ing the glory of the victory to either Sampson or Schley will not be.such an interesting topic now since it is clearly shown that what they have been fight. Ing for belongs for the most part to the captains. This turn of events will have no little effect in bringing the contro versy to a close. There will be some contention remaining, of course. The general tack of familiarity with naval tactics has begotten a confusion in the public mind that cannot easily he cleared away. But what President Roose velt has said will go *a long way toward righting the wrongs of the Injured and giving to each his due. The president did the right thing at a time when it cannot fail to produce good results. THAT LETTER tPISODE. That Coroner iBrooke of Lewis and Clarke county has been criticised for his action in connection with the Cole suicide at Helena is to be regretted. He refused to make public a letter sup posed to have been the cause of a hus band's murderous jealousy. In deciding that he was not justified under the cir cumstances in making the letter public, Di'. Brooke did exactly right. There was no good reason why the letter should be -made part of the evidence touching the cause of Cole's death and there are a hundred excellent reasons why it should out, It must be apparent to everyone that considerations of prudent official conduct alone would prevent the ex ploitation of the misaive in question by the coroner wthen no demand except quotes an array of authorities which would establish any proposition beyond contradiction or question. The most emi nent analysts and specialists in the coun try concur in saying that it is not only wholly unobjectionable from every point of view, but is of distinct value for food purposes, and, on the whole, somewhat better than butter made from cream, since it is apt to be cleaner; that it is much more easily preserved in good con dition, and that the efforts to discredit 'it are due either to ignorance or dis honesty. If oleomargarine injures any one it Is the cattle owner; but at its annual con vention In Chicago, December 3, 1901, the National Livestock association, repre senting more than four thousand mil lions of dollars of capital invested in livestock, chiefly beef cattle, reiterates "its former expressed disapproval of such class legislation as the Grout bill," add ing: "And we protest against the passage of any law of this nature, firmly believ Ing that such legislation is unjust, un constitutional and unfair, and not to be tolerated in a free country." Even the provision of the bill against coloring, oleomargarine becomes an ab surdity when it Is remembered that the farmer uses yellow vegetable coloring matter, chiefly annetto, to give his pale and unsightly butter the golden hue which misleads the unwary buyer. That oleomarglne should be sold under its own name and not as butter is a proposition supported by common honesty. But beyond that requirement legislation is not called upon to impose restrictions upon its manufacture and sale. One Result of Strifes. [New York World.] Banker Andrews of Detroit says he can get "rest behind the bars." But how about the poor depositors who are barred out? public curiosity required that It be pro duced. ('ole was dead, and nothing val uable could be gathered from the letter to aid the jury in determining the cause of his taking off. Had the situation been such that the law's processes would have been aided by making public a letter never intended for public perusal it would doubtless have been forth coming. iBnt as the case stood, such an act would have served no useful pur pose, and the coroner was perfectly justified In keeping the dread secret a secret still. The most innocent woman in the world may at any time receive a letter from some enamored swain with out having encouraged its sending. The possession of such a letter, and particu larly an anonymous letter, is of itself no prima fade evidence of guilt. To have prhrted the missive and tnvcsti gated Its origin might have ruined two more lives without accomplishing any possible good. Tit IARUITGROWtRL S " The fruitgrowers' convention at Mis soula is casting about for a suitable place at which to hold its next annual meeting. Any city in the state should feel honored by being selected as the meeting place of this organization. Its membership includes some of the most progressive men In the state, and the work in which they are engaged is im portant in Montana's advancement. The work of the horticulturist is not a fad. It is a practical occupation, from which good returns are secured and which offers tempting inducements to farmers who are ambitious to gain added in come front their work. Time was when it was not believed that fruit could thrive in Montana. Now there is abun dant proof that even the most delicite varieties can endure the climate there and be preserved to longer life and greater usefulness than in any other section of the country. Montana fruit LORD PAUNCEFOTE'S DILEMMA [San Francisco Call,] When Lord Pauncefote went home to England last summer it wad reported that he would retire from the waitve work of diplomacy and ' settla hfmselif do',n to a well-earned repose. It would have been a good thing fo" nion had the report been true. Ills lordship is an old man and last summer he was at the climax of dipi untic good fortune. He a ±a nearly as mnel esteemed in this countty as in his 'wn. He was looked upon as the man who had stood up for the United States against the diplomatists of Europe, %nd enjoyed a greater popularity .than per haps any other British minister whi ever served at Washington. Had he retired at that time, therefore, be would have carried with him to his home all the honors and dignities that rightly accompany an illustrious life. Unfortunately for himself he did not know when to quit. He developed an ambition to remain In the harness long enough to complete the Nicaraguan canal treaty and to arrange for the set tlement of other questions that are at issue 'between the United States and Great Britain. He doubtless believed that the good opinion he had gained among the Amer ican people would be helpful in solving diplomatic problems without friction, and so he put away all thoughts of re tirement and returned to Washington In high hopes and with bright prospects. A chance question in the commons from a liberal who wished to harass the ministry a little raised a controversy Concerning the relations of the various towers to the United States at the out bheak of the Spanish war. Lord Cran Is free from the dieeGae Incident to bor' ticulture elsewhere. It ii In good handi and will be kept in healthy condition The fruit growers have sele sted only tho beat varieties and they are improving the selections every year. Fruitgruwas has already become one of the stable in. dustries. Already the meetings of the Montana State Horticul, urtl soriety rank in Importance with the annual gatherings of the woolggrowerc', the cattlemen, the dealers in agricult'urq implements or the other organizations that convene yearly to discuss ways and means of promoting Montana's farnoing interests. The industry is only In its in fancy as yet, but it has bright prospectE and good fr:ends. Every city in tn' state stands ready to welcome th'r fruit growers to their next annual meeting. TiE STEEL TRADE. The state of the Iron and steel trade in the United States at the present time Is such that the most optimistic are amazed at the the highly favored condi tions that abound. Statistics show that output and consumption alike are little short of phenomenal. During the month just passed the consumption amounted to fully 1,500,000 tons, or an annual rate of constumption of over 18,000,000 tons. During the month of October, 1900, the production of steel was 112,169 tons; dur ing October, 1901, the total produced mounted up to 340,612 tons. Yet so un precedented was the consumption of the product of the steel mills that the stock on hand was reduced in twelve months from 670,531 tons to 154,200. A famine in steel is imminent, and the mills and factories are running night and day to meet the tremendous demands put upon them. Prospects for long-continued ac tivity in steel mills are bright, and dur ing the present year and the coming year there will be no cessation in the tremendous pace at which manufactur ing is going forward. The unexampled activity in the steel trade is ocnvincing proof of the country's prosperity. When the trade in structural iron is booming, the prosperity of the country may be said to rest upon a solid foundation. Building operations are everywhere taken as a test of the prevailing condi tion of'business and at the present time the demand for structural building steel is at the top notch. Reports of Portland's harbor-master are to the effect that during the month of January exports to the amount of $537,438 were sent out. From Seattle exports were shipped to the value of $1,104,908. One cargo, valued at $430,539, left the latter port for the Orient. Tacoma's shipments for the past week amounted to $555,749, consisting6of 232, 066 bushels of wheat, 33,012 barrels of flour, 875 bales of cotton, 3,136 bales of cotton goods and 1,400 cases of salmon and general merchandise. The export trade from the principal ports on the Western coast is steadily increasing, to the immense benefit of the sections of the Northwest from which material for export is drawn. The engagement of Madame Nordica at Helena next week is of state wide interest. Already seats have been sold to residents of every section of the state, and the engagement of the celebrated singer at Montana's capital will be nota ble, inasmuch as it will bring together the most brilliant assemblage that has gathered in the state in recent years. The Helena opera house will be packed to greet this bright particular star of the operatic stage, and the personnel of the audience that will hear and applaud will be a credit to Montana. The hunting that will be done for the brigands after Miss Stone's release should make the quarry hard to catch. In a Rush. [Atchison Globe.] The days are so short in winter that no one who works downtown has time to pick the hair off his clothes. bor'ne, who spoke for the ministry, made statements which implied that other powers had been unfriendly to the United States while Great Britain had been friendly. The statement was promptly chal lenged by other powers and by Germany in particular. The result has been a revelation that Pauncefote, after Presi dent McKinley has declined to accept any mediation or interference from the powers, had undertaken in Washington to get the powers to unite in a joint note at protest against a declaration of war on our part. Lord Cranborne has now asserted that Pauncefote had no author ity to make any such suggestion. The venerable diplomatist is therefore revealed as an officious meddler In busi ness that did not concern him and that exceerei his powers. He will now go out of office under a blight. He is one more man who stayed in the ring too long. He should have quit the game while fortune was with him. More Possible American Expansion. [Washington Star.] If Monte Carlo continues to allow to bh printed the names of American magnates who play there, one of them may get so indignant as to buy the place and close it up. And This From Watterson. [Louisville Courier-Journal.] How is It that the very Americans Who insist that, we have nothing to do with our own affairs in the Philippines are the very Americans who insist that we should meddle with other peopl's affaira in South Africa? Morse's (ieadaghe Tablets Taken as directed will prevent or stop any kind of a headache no matter what the cause. You will also find that the frequency of the attacks will dimipnsh and by tak ifg the tablets when you feel the approach of a headache you will never have another. For Sale By Newbro Drug Co. Price 25c Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Special Soap Sale Soap 15c Per Box, Former Ptk* aso NEWBRO DRUGi CO North flaia St., Butte. Largest Drug House In the State! Prompt attention given nail and Express Orders. Window Glass. Our glasiers will replace a broken light of glass in a few minutes after we re ceive the order. the prioe will be light in proportion to the size of the light we put in. This branoh of our buM ness is easily seen through. It was built up by taking great "pains" with the dif ferent "panes" entrusted to our care. If their is an aoh ing void about your house that needs a "pane," ring up 69, that's our number. SCHATZLEIN PAINT CO } 14 West Brodway oo GRANDEANO5 Travel During the Wall and Winter Season The journey to the East i.a ga t Lake City and along the a of the Great Salt Lake through beautiful Glenwood, Colora4o Springs and Deliver is one of tub interrupted delight in winter as well as summer. In fact, the tall and winter seas.:. .-r huk . apnt grandeur and charm to the t avel scenes and Infuses an elemeIt of variety aid beauty to the unsur passable wonders along the Rtoi Grande Western and Denver & Rio Grande lines. Through Sleeping and Dining Car service. Personally conducted weekly excursions. For rates or information apply to, Ticket Office W. 0'. MoBRDE 47 E. Broadway, Butte. Cen. Agent GEORGE W. HEINTZ, Assistant Gen. Pass. Agt., Salt Lake. City. TOURIST CARS? Of COURSE. The St. Louis Spacial, the over land flyer, via the Northern Pa cific and Burlington railroads, car ries tourist cars as well as sleep ing, dinina and free reclining chair cars. The tourist cars go to Kansas City. T.e rest of the train runs through to St. Louis. $3.50 buys a berth in the tourist car, Butte to Kansas City, and see ond class tickets are good in it. Drop in and let us give you moq'e Information about the St. Loui~s Special. tf. r. RUJE?, Agent 35 East Broadway, Butte, Mont. Richards TII BUTTE UNDERTAKER Practkei (Jndertakersand Embalmers. 140 W. Park St., Butte. Phone 307.