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DAILY INTER MOUNTAIN
Issued Every Evening, Except Sunday. NTER MOUNTAIN PUBLISHING CO. Address all mail to Inter Mountain Publishing company. t6 West Granite street, Butte, Mont. Official Paper of Silver Bow County and City of Butte. SUBSCRIT'TION RATES: Per year, by mail, in advance .......$7 5o By carrier, per month .... ........ 75 TELEPHONE NUMBERS: Editorial Rooms.........428-(3 rings) Business Office ...........428-(t ring) FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 1902. It seemnts that the Ilehhna tlub was just playing with Helena. lAST year was a hard one onl the olhl time minstrels. In the conellnisaltiolls of nlature, however, a large anl prolnising crop is I:tkiing thliir places. Ti" hill against anarchy ald to .mlake the killing of a president or thos.e in sue cession a special ,lhense is one that ought not to re'Cire a great deal of debate, anld yet oratory is flowing in ai liberal stream. It is creditalhle, however, that it is all flowing in the right ltrectiolln. Tite gay and ft sive gamblllers s(n( toI be laboring; utrhr the' halhl(ilnation that they have the card. stackedl and can't lose. It will not I(e Idenliit.l that there are so.tu' signs which point to the correctniess of their position. IThere are also signs to the conttrary. There are likely to le interest ing ;developments within the text dlay or two. 'I'mn people ,1 M. lntana iand Ihatte ill particular, will now abstain fro' exc.es r'is'e scat bathing. A distinguishe., author ity, l)r. loihn II. (ranis, ipresident of the Slat. ',ilical Ass.. iation of (ounectietut, it a t.e 'nt addries, said : That salt wath r il'nthing i. a Ipanl .a f, r aill ills sec'nr , ~ ou l i to be, i a prevailing inn pr.- in, . lb,11 fromt mlly personal ,lo ',et' a tioI I an mtll .l in cll( that sc'a hathine is ovre tlimnated as a n.th ior,. rathelr. it is otier. lia." Fer the p..l. of this'c ' ,. .e.tnt I tto h few, thlii:' prod,,1 1l tnyvhI Ire in the unril that canollt Ii' pr1o ducl d it til t'i I'nit.l States. The n w .,t ndu\ try i, tihe pIo,1 u'tion of ar, uic alnd the NllC\rot at i doingl it. I)r. Joseph Strutlhler, il ".lineral Rsources, of til lnitel Statis," says thlit tie lmal f ;ii fat ir rof arsciiious, oxilh wasi begun in an experi mental way in Seattle, in iol, atiil that year an output iof ii short tois s;is placed' on the' nmarket. Previous to tI the world's supply of arsenie iald arsenilloIs colmpounds iwas Ikrived chielly froml the mines in C'orns all and I)etosI, Etigltad, and it Freiturg;. terttlrany. In ISc,9 the w orld's roduction of the forms of at'n tic aillotuted to 14,)3(i,165 pounds, valued at $58s,tt I. The pllorts of arsenic illtti the United States in the last five years have averaged alboult $3 somi a year, which eells to show that that the manutifacture of arsenic andl its icomlpounds iin this contllotr could lie profitably attemlpted. A i i ii ; tii to he Seattle 'ill'es there has arrived in this country ltaron llilchi Shibusawa, multi-m illionaire, the leadini husiness tian of the Japatnese empire and a leer of the realm who eontes hither to meet J.. Pierpont Morgan with a view to forming a gigantic shipping cotiimInitn to control the Pacific tralde. The dlis tinguished Jap is already a cotisileralte factor in this trade inastiuh as lie prtc tically controls the largest lapanese ship ping concern, the Japanesie Iimperial Mail, with it, large hlcet of stat ners and dock ing facilities in every iimportant port in Japan. This is taken to ineatn that iuis business with Mr. Morgan nmust have much significance. It is likely that these two geotlentmen will confer more or less with I'resident J. J. hIill before they sign papers. Mr. Ilill has it in hi lpower to Ibe a consideralble factor inl the lacific trade himself, and lore over lie scents to have an inclination to take advantage of his iopportunilties. THE WEST AND THE TROPICS. The current nubher of the Fiori con tains an interesting article by O. P. Aus tin, chief of the Bureau of Statistics, on the growing id.penllence of the United States up1on the tropics for the comforts and requreuireents of daily life. It will' surprise a good many to know that we are nlow importing upwards of $1 ,.0,o,00 worth of tropical and sub-tropical foodstuffl and raw materials every day in the year. Prac tically all of the imports from Asia, Africa and Oiccanica, and a very large share of thos, from America, south of the United Statei, are tropical or sub-trolpical. China, Japan and India furnish the bulk of thl. importations from Asia and of our imports from these countries, silk, fibres, tea, rice and goat-skins form fully four-lifths of the total \ alue; while most of the merchandise froit the other tarts of Asia is even more strictly tropical. While the nui ler of articles imported from tropi cal and sub tropical countries is, of cthure, very large, the most important are sugar, coffee, raw silk, india-rubber, cocoan, fibres, fruits and nuts, tobacco, cot ton andl tea. In thie inmportations of 19o , these ten articles aggregated in value $340, 954.77, or 84 per cent of the total of $.o05, 000,o000 or imnportations of what may be termed tropical and sub-tropical products. Even these figures do not show the real growth in our importations of tropical and sub-tropical products, as in nearly all caaes there has been a marked decline in the market value of these articles, so that the increase in the number of dollars does not by any means show the Increase In the quantity of the articles under con sideration. The West and Montana as well as other states has a peculiar interest in this trade. Most of the money for these products has been going to foreign countries. The Phil ippines are undoubtedly capable, or will be when developed by American energy, to supply a large share of the various articles for which we are now sending our money abroad. The capacity of the Philippines for the pro-luction of the fibres, tropical fruits and nuts, cocoa, rice, spices, dye woods, indigo, tobacco, sugar and many other articles which we now import from the tropics is already assured; and if it should develop that they can also produce coffee, tea, silk anI rubber, they may not only prove the great source of supply for our requirements of tropical products, but in so doing would surely grow extremely iprosperous, and thus become large con slllers of our breac.stuffs, provisions and lmanllfactlires. Therein will this trade touch the interests of toe Pacific slope and the west, for by the developlment of com necrce with the lPhililpilnes we get inlo more intimate trade relations with China and lapani atild expand the mnarkets in the tFar ;a.st for our oiWn productts. But lipar ticularly will tile developmlent of the Phil ippinel le of great advantage to the whole countiry especially to the western and northwestern .tlates. Mr. Austiin pro pound, this question, and it certainly is a io.st pIertinient ne: "1t is not pojnsilble, evein probaile, that wlhen Amllerican capi tal shaill ihave suppliel thile steallshillps, railways andl rioads needed to bring tIo oiur marketrs the proluclts of tihe soil mail] for ests and mines if iour various tripical poiesiinns. al lihave develhlped their pro idulring capaciity by openhing plaintationsi anid mines, we may lbe abile to ei'xped its thelm a large s thare of the $ 0iI,('i i (1,i per iii itiiii Willsllt Wt tC Ir oW seuldinlg to oth er c ntlllrl.ies . ý" A POLICE CATECHISM. Ilonw wiinuli prispltcliv Ilpolicemen of butte enjoy being lputll through a civil service texa ii;tion such ais Mayor Jones of 'Tddo hai prepared for applicants to lh police force of tlhat citv? The Toledo newspalirs d.escribe this docu ii(, ;is "t ieory g Iia lll "apllllprach ing iii ibeci ilty." ite.. but it is oniily a illmore definite expre. ninl of the i mayor', pel u lialr views to which he i, alNwv'y anxions to giv' t11 h lar,,11 "st ciitrlatilion, . Amonll tllht' lit il l ts sot f lr thi patr llh lll and If itl eai m Ile a tilic e an. tidler lwhat eirumlllista.iilces would you arrest youlr iown atlher, in th Ir, .ie sitlls , ba irrt il , son or \iilti' it ie right fl r ll oS ti arrill est another iii ca , oI d tghof tr rt 1'':' rel ter undilir lch o thprovocilionll prison rent to make a gild citizen ot c.of l \iI .v) iii y',iir oii siti irs anlilll e " ilil a h:ul one? If ye,. stalh plutietIl' l s. If a pl licim'iitn hth ld find if phior diiul. .ii u ahi tl a ilk l oil I c I-tr. .I, ill w thith way i s it most lik ly to hlell hit t 1,i beo e a goo1 d ciiizeni, tol tk Sppo.ei twoii persons are iarreled for thle sa e l l fe sell ; niet haid thousanl ds if doillars, the othir hiadn' a c ent. Is it ianll eqtual pInithnielit to impose a Ine i a $iio and teast ion each of tlhet ? iDescribe each .if the flllowing offensesl llaghilst law: Loitering, lhiing a suspiciousl person. creating a disturbance, Wriite in your owni words and nalities in a manil that you think would make thin a good poilicemtoian. 'lI he legislature a;t ilts slession last win ter abolished the police board itof which the mayillor w;as ; illx-oflle lin membetr, at constitiuted Ia -eard appointed by the gov Trnr,. b it the mayor is igrhting the leg islation in the courts. Wie cohmien this to the attentilon of ther police of ullite bya wiy of shiowi lng the how more blessed it is to lie ii policeman in Ia I lutte rather Iita :in applice ant to fore of at least one otlht tr city. It is dlstressing to find ieauly r going ; begging l ut so e tin it iii s put to this 'ex 'rlilty. Anii iterctllig casie in point is disclo,;cd by this advertisenent cut from a recenite isue o the Aot nzawn Shernbtl, al lelading newspaper of Toki , "I nt a; pretty w aiil. ni. My luxutriant, ctaly hair envelop mlil like a c loud. My figure is as slentider ais the branllch of a willow tree, and yll hody just as supple. My face i smooth aniid shining like the sratin sheen of fllowers. I ami a widow and suliciently wReathy to walk haiond in hand ithrough life with a huslband. If I Should liet a gnd looking. pleaGsant, in telligent and well educator d lord and mas ter, who also possesses good taste, then I wouldl ie ready to unite myself with him for lifte and slhare tihet pleasure of enjoying with hith h te eternal rest offered by' a tomb made of red marble." No lutte man of the right sort need go away from home to get a wife, but in case any of them may already be away fromn houie this opportunity to find eternal rest in a red marble tomb might not ie neglected. Tit: names of the new owners of tihe Philadelphia Record, who bought that newspaper the other day at public auction for something over $3,000,000, have been disclosed. The new proprietors are Ex Secretary of State William S. Stenger, John \yeth and Henry B. Gross, pronmi nent manufacturers of Philadelphia, and 1":x-Congressmnan James Kerr, of Clear field, Pa. These men are prominent in the political and industrial affairs of the Keystone state and will maintain the Record on the high plain upon which its founder, the late William M. Singerly, placed it. It is by all odds the most in fluential democratic newspaper in the state, if not in the cast, and a significant fact is that the new management has no sympathy with the political fagaries of William J. Bryan of Nebraska, and it is extremely doubtful if the Record would support him if he were to receive the nomination. Mr. Bryan might chew the sad circumstance and derive such comfort from the cud as may be extracted therefrom, PEOPLE WE MEET. W.-HOFFMAN of the good town of * BDozeman is in Butte. lie is.on bis way to Omaha and realizing that all roais lead to Butte passed through here on his way to the Nebraska metropolis. Mr. Hoffman when at home is a combination of farmer, stockraiser and leading citizen. lie has one of the finest stock farms in Montana and raises the prize crops of the Gallatin valley and takes the lead in promoting sports. lie has a number of fine trotting horses, the get of Bozeman, the well-known sire who was raised on the bond acres of the Hloffman ranch. "I am coming to the Butte races, of course," said Mr. Hoffman speaking to an Inter Mountain reporter today. "Nothing C. W. HOFFMAN. interested mie more In the sporting line than the page the Inter Mo)untain devoted last Saturday to the driving club of Btilte. I like a trotting horse and so does every one ill the state wh)o owlns a horse of any kind. Ilarness races are not popular I know with the melu who see the races to bet on the results, but for the good of Monltana holrses I tavor plenty of harness races. The \"lontl;allt: hIlorse breeder is fast gettig to tlhe front with the trotting horse andi in a few years there will be few sectioins of thlestlte here a trotting meet ing ca;toit ie had with local horse. Nothling tends m.re to raise racing in lpopular estetm alnd legiti:iatize it than do li' lthe harness race. I wanlt to see at tleast a few harness races this year at the ItItte tracks. I.et's have an inning now aitul then for the ,Montana trotting horse the most ipromising slepper in the world." I KIh.V BIlt\VWN is a young man who has hadi many tips and downs in the battle of life np to date. IhI bets his money like a prince when hr has it to bet, which is only toncte in a whilhe. \Wheni Ikcy la:nldd in llutte about two year * :if. hie rine in a car, libut just what kittlnd of a car int oine has been able to find out. L.:st fall hie left the city and went to St. ILouis. ibut a short time Ikey Brown agot hce tired of the Missouri In Town. city and again turned his face towards liBtte. lIe ar rived yesterday. When he left tlitie lie hiul molney and was dressed up like a circus ihorse. butt when lie returnced hie was dressedl, huit not like a circus horse. Itesides, lie had train cinders in his eyes and it led to many pertinent questions as to hoiw lie came to have them there. "I left Pocatello two days ago," said Ikey in reply to a questionl as to when he had pulled out of that city, "but I lost one day in coming!. You see, it was just this way: I was rlding along admiring the scenery whlen a big brakeman;t camne up to me and sain. 'roll off, young fellow.' and plunctuated tile order with a big six shtooter that long (three feet) in the clear. "And did you roll, Ikey?" " h, no, I just rolled. And' say, the train was runnini g twenty miles an hour. When I hit the ground I rolled and kept right on rolling until I rolled into Butte. I'll never get on that train again where that brakeiman is. you can bet ott that." «ý IN. iROOKEC. recently promoted to lieutenanlt general and retired, is a strict disciplinarian anid I only know of Brooke Strict one man who was ever in Discipline. in the least familiar with himn and that came about through no intentional move on the part of the young man," said an Omaha tan at the Butte hotel today. "Sio1e years ago (eneral Brooke was conniiatnder of the old D)cpartnlent of the Platte, now the Missouri, with headquar ters in ()maha. There was a reporter who covered thle military and one dlay this young man had a few words with officers at Fort Omaha because he was refused informlation about a court-martial. "G(eneral Brooke heard of this atld when tile reporter came into his office, asked about it. The reporter exclaimed, never stopping to think that ihe was ad dressing the head of the army for that ldepartment : " 'These army officers give Ime a pain; They are just like Indians-they don't vote atnd the government supports them and then they swell up around us free people t' "General Brooke realized that the young man was in earnest and didn't stop to thiiitk that he was an officer and he told it at home as a joke and it got out. After that the reporter was 'next' to General Brooke and didn't know the reason until sonme years after." Perils of Courtship. (Forsyth Times.) Last week a Forsyth young man took his Arabella out for a Ibuggy ride. They had driven but a short distance when she felt an abnormlal heat about her ankles. Throwing back the lap role she found her skirts were on fire, havinlg caught from a lighted cigar which the young man had carelessly thrown in the bottom of the buggy. She sprang from the buggy and ran into a nearby house, where several people helped extinguish the flarhes, and where she borrowed a skirt which was not more abbreviated than the times and customs demanded. And the heart-broken swain is blushing yet, Can't Do Both. "So long as girls are interested in their complexion they'll never be interested in solar astronomy," said the man who seldom made a suggestion, "What difference does that make?" he was asked. "Not much, perhaps; but they'll doubt less think spots on the face of the sunt are always less important than freckles on the daughter. OUR FREE PARLIAMENT. Letters From the People on Topics of General Interest. About Cree Indians. To the Editor of the Inter Mountain: As a full-blooded Cree Indian let me make a protest against the action of the D)eer Lodge county officers and the senti ment expressed in the press of Butte and Anaconda with regard to my people. We Crees, once the owners of all this vast country, believe that we have suffered many injustices at the hands of the whites. We have become the Ishmacl ites of the prairie, not through choice, however, but by force of circumstances. We are accused of being hungry and of pilfering garbage heaps for food, That's a crime. Poverty is a crime. We are ac cused of being dirty. That's a crime. But now comes the crowning injustice which would he more annoying if it were not touched with humor. We are accused of washing in one of the streams and polluting the water. We can't express our feelings in this matter. Once we owned the Missouri, the Yellowstone, Milk River and all the mighty streams that come thundering down from the mountains on their way to the great waters, and now we must move on because our papooses washed in the litde ax4 stream that runs sluggishly along the sulphur-laden valley of Deer Lodge. There, once we roamed happy and free- buffalo meat instead of swill barrels, and sweet air instead of sulphur fumes. The white man's Christ had not where to lay his head. The red man's exiled ('ree has not where to wash his feet. Yours truly, CARLISLE. About Thunder Mountain. To, the Editor of the Inter Mountain: I do not wish to start a controversy in regard to Thunder Mountain, but an article signed "Click" in your issue of June 4th calls for a line in answer. "Click" is evidently one of the "boomers" who was probably never any nearer Thunder Moun tain than Blackfoot. I did not say there is no way to get in from Three Forks. I said stages do not get in to the Three Forks and they don't, either. And furthermore it is as easy to, get into lhree Forks via Salmon as it is Mackey. "C'lick" is either too ignorant to read llnglish "as she is wrote" or else he is a pIrofessional Idaho "mis-representative." I know as much about mines and min ing as the average man, and considerably mo,re than an expert, and in conclusion I want to say again as before, that consid ering the amount of development work dI lue, and considering the values exposed by these developments, having the Dewey mine, if it is a mine, out of the question IThunder Mountain is the climax of all the great fakes. Not a word I wrote in my former letter can be successfully contradicted and I shall pay no more attention to articles unless properly signed. I can make "Click" and the rest of the 'clique" hunt their holes when they dis pute the truthfulness of my letter in the Inter Mountain of the 31st. 11. L. ALLEN. Butte, June 6. FEDED4TION TO GO INTO MINING AND SMELTING Tim Hurley's Interesting Resolution at the Denver Meeting-Mr. Boyce's Insurance Scheme. The Denver Times, in its report of Tues day's meeting of the Western Federation of Miners, says: "An important matter decided on today was in regard to the federation entering the minin, milling and smelting business. Tim Hurley of the Alt man union introduced a resolution the other day asking the federation to engage in the mining business. He suggested that one-third of the profits from successful ventures be given to the workingmen and two-thirds to the federation, the latter to advance the money necessary to do the de velopment work. Hiis resolution was con sidered, but it was decided to have every member of the federation take part in the mining venture. To raise the necessary money each member will be assessed $2, and the fund raised, which will amount to over $tzo,oo, will be used to purchase and develop mlies. The ways and means committee will report plans and the ex ecutive board will handle the money. "The insurance feature recommended by President Boyce was also adopted. This provides for the payment of money for accidents fo all miners, members of the federation, after 1907, providing they have been in good standing for five years. There will be no assessments. Mr Boyce believes that sufficient funds will be on hand to pay all policies." PERSONALS. Judge William T. Wood, who died a fe"' day. ago in Lexington, was a genuine Missouri old-timer. lie came to the state from Kentucky in 1829, making the en tire trip on horseback. lie was county clerk of Clay county 72 years ago and afterward, when circuit attorney, drafted a petition to congress as a result of which the Platte purchase became a part of Mis souri. lie had recently completed his ,,id year. Senator Ileitfeld of Idaho do(s not look for an early adjournment of congress, pre dictions regarding which remini him of an Irishman who said of a friend: "O'Grady don't lasht long in his job." "What makes you think that? lie seems to be doing all right," said another. "Thrue for ye, but he'll not lasht a month. I've said so iver since he got the job two years ago, an' I say so now." Representative Babcock of Wisconsin shaved off *,is lukuriant black beard the other morning and the doorkeepers refused to admit hint to the floor of the house until lie had been identified. Mr. Bab cock had not been shaved before in 15 years and as he walked down the aisle toward his seat the members looked search ingly at him, many failing to recognize their colleague because of the absence of his whiskers. After Terrorizing Sinners. (Baltinore American.) There seems to be a prospect that both Pelee and Senator Tillman are subsiding. Well Provided. (Chicago News.) "The pleasing thing about your hus band," they said to the wife of the man who had just been elected to office, "is that he has a well-defined policy." "Two of 'em," answered the wife, proudly; "one for $5,ooo and one for $So,. ooo, not to mention the accident policy. News The rnr ltat Leone Finally Dies. [sPECIAL TO INTER MOUNTAIN.] Great Falls, June 6.-John Leone, who tried to commit suicide May 14 by cutting his wrists with a razor, died yesterday morning in Columbus hospital. Scarlet Fever Epidemic. [SPECtAL TO INTER MOUNTAIN.] Missoula, June 6.-Two children in the family of Thoma Densmore and two in that of E. G. Marsh are down with scarlet fever and the homes are quarantined. Felthousen Sentenced. [PrECIAI. TO INTER MOUNTAIN.] Great Falls, June 6.-J. D. Felthousen, the mattress maker, who shot Mrs. Harry Duckett in the arm while trying to kill Joseph Bauer, was sentenced to the peni tentiary for two years by Judge Leslie of the district court yesterday. Change in Roadmasters. [SPECIAI. TO INTER MOUNTAIN.] Missoula, June 6.-Some changes have bIeen made in the roadmasters of thli Rocky mountain division to take ettect Sunday. Roadmaster Frank Mayne, who has been in charge of that portion of the division extending from Jocko to the Philipshurg branch, has been given the Coeur d'Alene branch, which heretofore has been looked after by M. P. Stopple. Frost Near Missoula. [.s'I.'CAIl. "To ITEIat MOUNTAIN.] Mlissoula, June 6.-A heavy frost visited this section Wednesday night, and as a result the tender crops suffcred a severe sethack. At Florence ice formed to the thickness of one-half an inch, while on Carnas prairie and in parts of Frenchtown valley the bean and potato crops are all blackened. In one or two places in Mis soula the cron crop has been injured, but not to any great extent. Smallpox Responsibility. [s'iCIAI. TO INTER MOI'NT.r I N.J Great Falls, June 6.-The question as to whether the city or the county shall care for smallpox patients found in the city came up in the district court this morning, an alternative writ of mandate having been issued against the board of county coim missioners compelling themt to appear and make answer as to why they refused E. F. \Watson admission to the pesthouse. Kootenai River Bankfull. [se. A. E I") INTEI s1,1U NIAI N.] Kalispell. June 6.-There is much anxi ety felt in railroad circles here over the extremely high water in the Kootenai river west of Kalispell. At JIonner's Ferry the water is over the tracks of the Great Northern. If the weather should turn warml andll remlain so for a week or so days with the amount of snow on the lloun taills, the high-water mark established by the great flood of 18,.4 will be reached. Now Shipping Wool. [SIr(CIAr. TO INTE.: MOUNTTAIN. Miles City, June 7.-U-p to date about 6oo.o0,0 pounds of wool havs either passed through or is now stored in the Custer county wool warehouse, basing the esti mate on the customary figure of Joo pounds to the sack. Several clips have been sold. but only one has been, shipped-that of Byrd Edwards, amounting to about 25.000 pounds. The heaviest sack yet received was only 450, against 5ro pounds last year. F, K. Parkhurst of Ekalaka has about 30'000 pounds of wool wuicn is on its way to the Custer county wool warehouse. R. R. Selway of Sheridan, Wyo., has sold his wool fo Silberman brothers at z 3 cents, The sale consists of about 350,000 pounds. H. B .Segur Paralyzed. ISi'ECIAI. TO INTER MOU1'NTAIN.] Billings, June 6.--H. B. Segur, general agent of the Burlington railway in Mon tana, was stricken with paralysis at Cody, Wyo., at 4 o'clock Wednesday, which affects his entire left side. lie was brought to his home in this city yesterday morning. Dr. Rinehart pronounced the stroke to be of an apoplectic form, caused by the burst ing of a blood vessel in the lining of the brain. Mr. Segur was overseeing the work of baling wool at the company's warehouse at Cody. In an endeavor to give the men some directions regarding the work he seized hold of and hlften a heavy sack of wool. The strain caused the bursting of a blood vessel and he lapsed into a semi conscious state, and for several hours it was feared he would die. President Rides Armed. (Washington Cor. New York World.) A messenger from the White house rushed into the room of the chief clerk of the ordnance lbureau in the war depart. ment. "Gimme two boxes of cartridges for the president's pistols." lie said, hurriedly. A clerk got the cartridges and gave them to the messenger, who galloped strenuously back to the White house. Three minutes after lie had given the cartridges to thei president the president was on his horse galloping for the suburbs, followed by his orderly and two bicycle policemen. The president carries a pistol with him when he goes riding. He knows how to use it, too, should occasion arise. Diamond Weighs 400 Carats. (Paris Cable New York Times.) On the Bourse yesterday there was con siderable demand for shares of some of the less important diamond companies, owing to the rumored discovery of a. stone weighing 400 carats. Should the foregoing rumor he con firmed the diamond will he by far the largest of any known to exist. The largest diamond now known is the Orloff, which is mounted in the scepter of the Czar. It weighs 194 3-4 carats. Next to this Is the Regent or Pitt diamond, of i36 3-4 carats. This stone originally weighed 41o carats, but was reduced bycut ting. Strange Find of a Ring. (New York Sun.) Ward W. Muchmore of 314 Seventh avenue, New ark, was digging around the roots bf a honeysuckle vine one day last week and found a diamond ring which was lost b', his wife six years ago. A root of the honeysuckle had grown through the ring and nearly filled it. To Be Used in a Contingency. (Milwaukee Sentinel.) Mr. Bryan continues to suggest possible democratic candidates for the presidency and his alternates in case he can't get away from the farm long enough to grab up the nomination himself. Not Often Do you have an opportunity to buy Lundborg's or Lazell's Perfumes At 25c Per Ounce. This week we offer for sale these standard perfumes at half their regu lar price. Forty different oders, fresh, delicate, lasting and true to nature. Newbro Drug Co. to9 North lain St., Butte. James E. Keyes, president and gen eral manager. Largest Drug lIoiuse in the State. The Afternoon Paper Of the Great Northwest The Butte Daily Inter Mountain Established Twenty-One Years, Gives to Adver tisers Most For the Money I No Superior To-Day Several years ago the Bur. lington was not the best line between St. Paul and Chi cago. Today it is. Several years ago the Bur lington did not run the best train between St. Paul and Chicago. Today it does. The Burlington's St. Paul Chicago Limited-the "elec tric-lighted train"-has no superior anywhere in the world today. All trans-continental trains connect with it. H. F. RUEIR, Agent, i 6 East Uroadway, Butte, Mont. H.3. B. SECUR, General Agent, Billings, Mont. 0D[NVER& RI0GRAN0 110 GRANDUE W.gTHfa Travel During Fall and Winter Seasons. The journey to the East via Salt Lake City and along the shores of the Great Salt Lake through beautifu' Glenwood, Colorado Springs and Denver is one of utninterruptcd de light in winter as well as summer In fact, the fall and winter seasons adds but a new grandeur and charm to the travel scenes and infuses an element of variety and beauty to the unsurpassable wonders along the Rio Grande Western and Denver & Rio Grande lines. Through Sleeping and Dining Car service. Personally con ducted weekly excursions. For rates or information apply to, W. C. rleBRIDE Oen. Agent Ticket Office - en. Agent 47 E. Broadway, Butto. GEORGE W. HEINTZ, Assistant Gen. Pass. Agt., Salt Lake City.