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DAILY INTER MOUNTAIN
Issued Every Evening, Except Sunday. NTER MCUNTAIN PUBLISHING CO. Address all mail to Inter Mountain Publishing company. d6 West Granite street. Butte, Mont. Official Paper of Silver Bow County and City of Butte. SUBSCHIPTION RATES: Per year, by mail, in advance .......$7 50o By carrier, per month ............ 75 TE.EPHIONE I'UMBERS: Editorial Roomin.........428-'3 rings) lusiress Omffe ........... 2t--i rwing) \VI'NESI)AY, JULY 2, ,),. THE WORK OF CONGRESS. Speaker Ilenderson declared in VWash ilngton y..steriyv j .t hbefore the adjmirn - tenllt of conllre.s that ino previous hnttn. of representataves had ever accomplished more actual work in the country's interest than the one he was addressing. Ilemo Cratie orators and organs may dispnute the statement of the speaker, hut the facts speak for themselves. Among the more ilmportannt measures during the winter ses ilot c-re : The 'anama canal bill. The river and harbor bill. The irrigation bill. Prohibiting the sale of oleomargarine as butter. Abolished $70,oo0o,ooo of war taxes. Re enacted the Chinese exclusion bill. Appropriation bills amounting to nearly $t00,o0o,000, inclusive of i'anamta canal approplriation. Montana has special reason to expect substantial benefits from tlany of the above nteasutres and others of less im portance passedl during the session just closed. The Chinese exclusion law and the irri gation law are alone suflicient to mtake thousands of republlican votes inl Monta;na, for while the first protects the labor of the peolle the second will provide honme for such of them as are inclined to agri Ctltural life. D]emagogues may rail at the republican party and seek for democratlc pay to divide its forces, but the fact is that the republican party is alone the friend of the toilers of the land. It is the otnly party that keeps its pledges and accomplishes results,. It is the party of the people and should have their faithful and intelligent support becatse of the good it does them. What has the democratic larty ever done for Montana? What has the fusion aggregation now in power done for anybody except the officeholders? The truth is that democracy and fusion, whether of the Cleveland, Bryan or Toole brand, have only disappointed the people, While the republicatn party on the other hand has been ever devoted to their in terests in pIursuance of its solemn plelge,. THE PHILIPPINE COMMITTEE. The senate yesterday very properly re fused to continue thie committee appointed to investigate Philippine affairs, and de feated a motion for a senatorial junketing trip at the expense of the country. The work of the committee is properly ended. It has resulted in a complete vindi cation of the republican policy and the refutation of every democratic charge. The minority of the committee miserably failed to make any political material out of the inquiry, and its attack on the 'American army aroused the indignation of every right-minded citizen. As Colonel Sanders stated in a recent interview, it was not the first time the democratic party had attacked the army of the Union. Senators Carmack and Patterson conducted the inquiry on behalf of the minority of the committee, and tile testimony elicited, as published daily in tile dispatches, has shown them to be cheap pettifoggers, des titute of every desire for national good or the discovery of the truth. Leading democrats have not hesitated to express their disgust at the methods employed by the committee minority, while republicans naturally rejoice at the outcome of the in vestigation, and particularly the terrific broadside delivered by Admiral Dewey in the course of his testimony last week. In Montana the people who desire to know the facts about the Philippines will read with interest a statement recently made by Major Martin Maginnis of Helena and which is here quoted from the Helena Record: "We have gone too far to turn back. The islands are ours forever. There is nothing for us to do but govern and de velop them, In time whatever bitterness may now exist will pass away and the Fili pinos will be glad to be under our flag. Governor Taft is doing great work over there. He Is an optimist as well as a man of ability, and people confide in him when they come to know him. The islands will in time be of much value to this country. Althouh a strictly tropical climate, it is generally healthful most of the year. The heat is not oppressive." Major Maginnis has just returned from a journey which took himn to the Philip. pines. No man in Montana will hesitate to accept his views as those of an intelli gent and honorable gentleman. The major is not in politics and is not afraid to tell the truth. He has seen the great work the government is doing in Luzon, and, as a loyal American and a former soldier of the republic, he is proud of the record so far made. THE CHRISTMAS FAIRY STORY. The special committee of the house of representatives appointed to investigate the charges in connection with the pur chase of the Danish West Indies submitted its report yesterday. The result is a com plete refutation of the charges that there had been any bribery of publie officials in connection with the negotiations or sale of the islands, and Incidentally that the entire story of Christmas was a figment of his imagination. The report sets forth that "it Is plain beyond peradventure that bribery alleged in the report could have existed nowhere save in the imagination of Christmas, since the whole burden of his story is that he had no money." The fact, as was fur ther set forth, that Christmas was so short of funds that lie was obliged to borrow money to pay his passage home, would in dicate that the soil was there for bribery hadl the seed been sown. No public official or private citizen was in any way impli ciat d in the matter, and Mr. Christmas comes out of it with his reputation for truth and veracity badly in need of re pairs. It miist have been a great disappoint ment to the gentlemania when the money failed to flow. Ilis attitude throughout the whole allair suggests that of the IRom.an ladies who were wondering when the looting would begin. TOMAHAWKS IN THE AIR. Ii he Illinois and Indiana democratic con vwntins di,.tinctly ignored or repudiateh, Bryan and the national ldemocratic plat focrm. The Minnesota and Nebraska demo cratic cotnventitions indorsed hoth BIryan and the platform. It is likely that in about one half the states of the Union the Cleveland and Ilill ipeople are in cointrol of the democ racy, and that in the other half the Itryan followcers have the top hand. From this fact it may he guessed that the next national democratic convention will have none of the aspect of a conclave of the Christian Endeavor society or the Evangelical Alliance, or even of the \Woman's SufTrage association. It looks like war to the knife and the knife to the hilt among democrats all over the Union,. l)emocracy is indeed in a hopeless plight, and deservedly so. Its melthods, its purposes and its quarrels have exposed it to the ridicule of the intelligent voters of the country. A MISCONSTRUCTION OF LANGUAGE. Kid McCoy ,tle eminent prize-tighter, who is a citizen of Indiana, should lose no time in announcing himself as a candidate for the senate to succeed Senator lBev eridge. Evidently a tman po:sessed only of brains and the deportment of a gentleman has little chance in the senate so long as the Texas idea of an insult prevails there. The language of Senator lBeveridge in de fense of a government official who was at tacked by IBailey was entirely within par, lianmentary rules. It was not even dis coulrtcous. The Indiana man simply stated that Iailey's criticism was "unwarranted." That word the Texas statesman construed as an insult, and demanded its retraction. The assault followed. If there is anything to be said in de fense of Senator Bailey's action now is the time to say it. Certainly the senate would take cognizance of the matter had the assault occurred in the chaimber. As it occurred in a committee room, Bailey's only punishlment is likely to be the con tempt of all right minded men. IIitherto it is fair to state Bailey has stood well in W\ashingtoni and comlported himself as a gent li antl. DREW A BLANK. Already there are rumors that the old Maritime Canal company, of which ex Senator Warner Miller of New York was president, the ostensible purpose of which was to build a Nicaraguan canal, will bring in a claim against the government for work that has been done on this enterprise. If the gentlemen who inveigled lion. Warner Miller into this enterprise ever get their claim befiore congress it will no doubt lie laughed out again. The perfect sincerity of the enterprise has always been a matter of grave doubt in the minds of discerning persons. Whether true or false it has always been the suspicion that tile old Maritime company never intended to build a canal, but was engaged in the work of promoting an enterprise to sell it out to the government. When the government took up seriously the business of building its own canal across the isthmus Miller's hopes went flying to the breeze. The com pany was by no means without financial resources and did some actual surveying, and having taken down a dredging plant or two, did some work at ditch digging and railroad building for the purpose of carry ing material and supplies, but at the rate at which the work was pushed a thousand years or so would be required to build the canal. Of course the considerable bundle of money that has been spent will be hope lessly lost in the marshes of Nicaragua unless congress will be foolish enough to reimburse the company for its outlay. It is not to be thought for a moment that it will be. Congress does some foolish things, but to make any settlement with the Maritime company for the junk it has transported to Nicaragua, or for any alleged franchises or any other claims it may set up, would be almost criminal as well as foolish. The Maritime Canal company simply purchased a ticket in a lottery and drew a beautiful blank. That is all there is to it. It isn't much, to be sure, but that is the sum of it. REPUBLICAN WOOL PRICES. The woolgrowers of Montana are realiz ing from 14 to 16 cents per pound for their product this year. If the democratic party were in power and had its own way, Montana wool would be selling for 8 cents, as it did before under democratic rule. Every citizen of the state with brains enough to figure the difference between 8 cents and 06 cents knows to what extent the sheepmen are indebted to the repub. lican party for their present prosperity. FOUR YEARS OFi BUTTE. Postmaster Irvin's statistics for the four years of his administration of the Butte postoffice furnish an excellent barome ter as to business conditions here, and In dicate the steady growth of the city. These figures, showing the increased postal re. ceipts for the thre fiscal years ended June 30, s898, spor and ypoa respectjvely, are significant, viz: $SS,r98.o8, $73,I55.t6 and $80,394.32. The fiscal year spon shows an increase over 9spo of $6,769.56, or t@ gain of 9.r per cent, and the Increase fot the four years is $2S,196.24, or a gain of 45.6 per cent. The money order business for the past year aggregated $1,27a,695 as against $950,555 in 1898. The gain for the year in domestic orders paid is $57, 9o0.l.1, or 20.3 per cent. For the four years the gain in domestic orders paid is $1.6,1.4.89, or 74.3 per cent. Nothing could more clearly indicate the growth of flutte during this four-year pe riod than is shown in these figures. A town does no more nor less postal business than the general condition of the place warrants and this large increase over four yc:rs ago is gratifying proof that Butte has been making exceptional progress. Fortunately there is nothing in the air to indic:at that this progress will not lie continued for thIe nlxt four years. A BOOM FOR REFORM. At the city council meeting tonight there is likely to be something doing. Alderman Ilachelor has announee.l his purpose of calling the attention of the people to an alleged laxity in the enforce nient of certain city ordinances. The good people of his ward did not elect himn simply that hlie might draw his salary and retire a rich mant. lie has a duty to per formi, as have the other aldermen, and it is iroposed this evening to set the wheels of reform moving. The taxpaying citizens of Iutte, the Business Men's association and the G;ood (;Government club will watch the proceedings with absorbing interest. (;Good citizens have but one request to imake of the officers of the law, and that is a request for a square deal. If the ordinances are to lie ignored for the public inlterest or for boodle or owing to political influence or any other reason, good or had, let the intention of the officials be plainly stated. I)on't try to deceive the public; it can't hie done. l on't preach one tTiing and per form another; don't say you can't if you meanl you won't. lie candid. Tell the truth. I)oU't play the people for fools. OUR FREE PARLIAMENT. I etters From the People on Topics of General Interest. PRAISES THE INTER MOUNTAIN. To the Editor of the Inter Mountain: I wish to compliment you and your efficient staff for the masterly write-up of the local racing and the magnificent illustration given in your ispue of *last week. . " There is not a metropolitan daily in America that has as yet equalled your magnificent pictures either in size or clearness. Your clear-cut and accurate descrip tions entitle the writer to recognition in the first ranks of professional journalists. The announcement that I am to take "Doc" Tuberville to Europe is an error. America is large enough ,or anybody and certainly grand enough for me. I have simply signed Tuberville because I be lieve him to be the equal of any boy of his weight in the world when in proper forim. He promised me six months ago he would put himself in form and he has delivered the goods. E. R. LOWRY. Butte, June 30. PERSONAL It is said that ILord Roscbery has written a novel, but has decided to put it aside, for a time at any rate, fearing that the publica tion might injure hint in his political career. The orders of decoration borne by the (;erman empllleror are worth about $..-5,ooo. Ills most valuable decorations are the in signia of the Black Eagle, the OIrder of St. John, of the (;arter and of the Tloison d't) r. In all lie has over .soa crosses, stars, badges and other insignia. R. J. Seddon, who is premier of New Zealand, is a mechanical engineer by pro fession, lIe emigrated from England as a gold-seeker in 1867. Besides being pre mier he is a general utility man, as he holds the post of colonlial treasurer, min ister of labor, minister of defense and com mnissioner of trade and custonms for the colony. Senator Mason met Postmaster General Payne the other day and the latter said: "Mr. Mason, I hear you have a presidential boomn." "I am now engaged in running down a rumor to that effect," said the sen ator, "and if there's anything in it I shall know how to conduct myself. My wife and the cook have declared for me, I know, and there may be others." Their Yacht Ran Away. (Philadelphia Record.) \Villiam Penn Shockley of Milford, Del., a prominent young democratic lawyer, and Assistant Insurance Commissioner William Marshall, accompanied by another young Milford man, had an exciting experience at Slaughter Beach, enjoying all the thrills and regrets of being wrecked on a desert island. The party took Marshall's yacht and stored her for a short fishing cruise. Landing for a few minutes on a deserted clump, and expecting to be ashore only a short time, they were horrified to see the sails of the yacht fill with a stiff breeze, which snapped her mooring line and sent her speeding down the bay. The party at last succeeded in getting a yawl, put out after the runaway craft, but never caught her. A searching party, headed by Oscar Roberts, has cruised about the bay and advertised for fthe yacht. Paterson A Paterson 'date line always lmplite either disaster or deviltry. PEOPLE WE MEET. S TATE SENATOR W. A. CLARK of Virginia City is in Butte. When he gets away from home, and especially out of the state, he spends considerable of his time explaining that he Is not Senator ,W. A. Clark of the national government. "Virginia City is the same old place, al. ways busy and happy. Many of the mines SENATOR W. A. CLARK. in Madison county are promising better than ever before and we look for a very successful year in and around old Alder (;Gulch," said Senator Clark today. The'l season so far has been excellent for crops. Madison county's agriculture prospects are good, the mines are looking better than for years and every resident of the county feels that good progress will be miade in all lines of business this year." Current Notes Orton Bros.-Pianos and organs. o Dr. Aylseworth, office, Lizzie block. o A. C. Sandberg, dentist, has opened offices in the new Clark block. Mayor Stephens of Anaconda was oser yesterday for the races. Ileebe Grain Co.-Wheat, corn, chap feed, hay, grain, oil cake. o Mr. and Mrs. L.ouis Shodair are home from a visit to Salt I.ake. J. G. Hates, tuner, Montana Music Co., 11i N. Main street. Tel. 504. o J. II. Sewell and wife of Seattle arrived on the Great Northern last evening. Best wood, $4.75 cord City Woodyard, 1,8 South Main. Telephone 184. o W. il. Raymond of Belmont Park, the well-known horseman, is in Butte today. Dr. G. A. Chevigny, the dentist. has re moved his office to the Clark building. o Main springs, $3.on; watches cleaned, $i.5o; warranted. Mayer, 65 West Park. DanI tarrington, a well-known mining man of Gem, Idaho, is a guest at the Fin .n11 II. Kohn. a prominent business man of MIissoula, is spending the day in the city. State Senator W. A. Clark of Madison enrty is in the city today from Virginia City. Miss I.izzic Hewlett has returned from Stockett after a continued visit with rela tives. A. N. Nicholls, a well-known citizen of Salmon, Idalho, is making a brief visit in Ilutte. I)r. Abraham Poska of Lincoln, Neb., is the latest addition to Butte's medical fra ternity. J. l)orladl, a well-known merchant of Rochester, is among the late arrivals at the Butte. Miss Hannah L.lewellyn has returned front a visit with friends in British Columblia. Mrs. l.izzie (;lab has gone to Dubuque. Iowa, to spend a few weeks with friends and relatives. James O. Read, a well-known fruit raiser of MIissoula, is among the recent ar rivals in the city. Mrs. Charles E. Redman of South Wyo mling street has gone to New York, to be absent several weeks. A. I). Melvin and family of Washington, I). C., arrived in the city last evening and are staying at the Butte. Miss lelle Robinson, who has been spending a week in Anaconda with friends, has returned to the city. Sheriff II. F. Benner of Cascade county was among the Ipassengers who arrived on the Great Northern last night. Phil Fox of the Grotto cafe is back from Minneapolis, where lie has been spending a couple of weeks with old friends. J. Ross Clark is in the city from I.os Angeles. Senator W. A. Clark is ex pected to arrive from W\Vashington this evgcing. Mrs. If. T. Patton of Beaverhead is at St. James hospital, where site placed her little daughter, Mary, to undergo an oper ation for phthisis. A. C. Sanberg, for years associated with 1)r. Hall the dentist, has moved into the new Clark building, where he is prac ticing dentistry for himself. o Mrs. Joseph G. Iloar is home from a visit to a sister in the 1litter Root, bring ing with her her two children, who have been attending school in Missoula. Centerville wants fire protection, A committee called upon the county comn missioners yesterday and asked for t,ooo feet of hose for that village. The re quest will be considered. Englewood Lots-Perfect title, electric line already graded, fine soil, soft water, new school house one block away. Lots sold on $to monthly payments, Mrs. Jessie C. Knox, Box o034. o There were a88 arrests during the month of June, according to the report of the chief of police filed yesterday. Of these 148 were men and 14o women. The expenses of the department amounted to $5,734.51. At a meeting of the school board last evening Prof. Young was allowed a leave of absence to attend the meeting of state superintendents at Helena, July 3. Con. tracts for desks were given to the Butte Furniture company and the Kennedy Fui. niture company. uThe irom All. Will Start Up. [SPECIAL TO INTER MOUNTAIN.] Livingston, July a.-The new mill of the Standard Mining company at Contact, which shut down last week owing to a defective pipe line, has been repaired and is again in full operation. Died of Whooping Cough. [SPECIAL TO INTER MOUNTAIN.] Virginia City, July a.-While being car ried to this city for medical treatment for a severe attack of whooping cough, the 3-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lavinus Danes died while crossing the Madison divide. Has 70,000 Sheep at Pens. ESPECIAL. TO INTER MOUNTAIN.] Miles City, July .--Charles McLain was in the city yesterday morning from his sheep shearing pens. There are about 3o,oo0 sheep awaiting opportunity to get into the pens and about 4o,000 have been sheared. lie thinks the fleeces would average about eight pounds, and they are usually clean. Fined for Resisting Officer. [SPECIAL TO INTER MOUNTAIN.] Bozeman, July a.-The trial of Ira Williams and five other men for resisting an oflicer and disturbing the peace two weeks ago took place yesterday before Judge Smith. At the conclusion of the trial the judge fined them $Ioo in all. Ira Williams was filled $30 for resisting an officer, Bert Conners for starting the fight and W. Walker and Clay Williams $zo each. Thieves Busy at Big Timber. [SPECIAL TO INTER MOUNTAIN.] Big Timber, July a.-Petty thieves ap pear to be reaping a harvest. Dr. McKay reports the loss of a valuable cariage robe. Colonel Harvey Bliss has lost a set of siln gle harness, and Constable Cavane is out a horse. The thieves are not confining their operations to the city. A couple of nights ago they stole a buggy from Chris Magelson, near Melville. It was discov ered in a deep gulch, where it had been hidden. Miles City Ball Club. [SPECIAL TO INTER MOUNTAIN.] Miles City, July 2.-A well attended meeting of the Miles City baseball en thusiasts was held Monday evening, at which many representative business men were present. William Gordon was se lected manager, Mayor Andrus president, C. Boucher secretary and William McCon nell treasurer. Horace Butler was elected captain. The secretary was instructed to communicate with Forsyth, Billings, Red L.odge, Bozeman and l.ivingston in rela tion to games. Bloomer Girls Beat Billings, [SP:EIAL. TO INTER MOUNTAIN.] Billings, July -.-The baseball game last night between the Boston Bloomer girls and a picked local team resulted in a vic tory for the bloomers by a score of 8 to 6. The game was interesting throughout and elicited much favorable comment from the large crowd present. The visit ors were a very ladylike aggregation and won many friends by their conduct off and on the field. The star player of the team was the pitcher, who had many of the opposing batters at her mercy. Epidemic of Pinkeye. [sl'ECIAI. TO INTER MOUNTAIN.] Bozeman, July a.-There are a num ber of cases of pinkeye among the horses ill this vicinity. This disease was quite prevalent among the horses in the valley some two years ago, and last fall several horses died before the owners found out what was the matter with them. The dis ease resembles a bad cold, but generally the afflicted animal's eyes swell up, its throat is sore and it loses its appetite, but with a little care and medicine recovery is quick. Attachment Suits Dismissed. [SPECIAL. TO INTER MOUNTAIN.] Billings, July 2.-Two dismissals of at tachment suits were filed in the district court yesterday, the accounts in each in stance having been settled out of court. Lindsay & Co., who were suing Frank Mayer for an account of about $175, and the Billings Brewery company against E. Magnusen and Annie Magnusel, an ac count of $150, were tIhe eases. The de felndants ill each instance deeded property to plainlltiff for satisfaction. "Wash" Northup Is Dead. IsPr:cIAl. TO INTER MOUNTAIN.] L.ivingston, July 2.-"Wash" N'orthup, an old andl respected citizen of tile Uppelr Yellowstone, died Monday nighllt at St. Luke's hIlospital in this city of kidney trou ble, frol whichll lie has been suffering for several years. Ife was broughllt down from Cinnalar last Saturday night on a stretchll cr. Northup came to Montana more than o years ago, and lhad been a trusted emnl ploye of the Hloppes in the Upper Yellow stone for a numlber of years. lie was about 50 years of age. He will be buried here.. Union Church Services. ISPECIAI TO INT'IR MOUNTAIN.] Billings, July a.-By an arrangement between the pastors of the three Prot estaht churches of Billings, the Congre gational, Baptist and Methodist Episcopal, union Sunday evening meetings will be held .during the summer and early fall months. The first service will be on July 13 and will be held in the Congregational church. The sermon will be preached by Rev. W. A. Allen, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church. The following Sunday evening services will be held in t~e Methodist Episcopal church, conducted by Rev. William Remington, pastor of the Baptist church, and on the following Sun day the service will take place in the courtroom, conducted by Rev. W. D. Clark of the Congregational church. Scott Key's Great-Granddaughter. [New York Times,] Mrs. Anna Key Mace, great grand daughter of Francis Scott Key, the author of "The Star Spangled Banner," married last week in San Francisco Lieutenant James Edward Palmer of the United States navy. The bride is a daughter of the late medical director, John S. Messer smith. The groom is in the engineering corps of the nayr yand is stationed at Mare Island. Brutal Gambling,. (Baltimore American.) The brutality of gambling on the king's life and death finds few equals in the world's history. A Cood Prescription Pharmacy That fills your physician's prescriptions with skfill and care and from nothing but high-grade drugs, fresh and pure, is the one you want to go to when you are under treatment and want precisely what your doctor meant you should be relieved with. You will always find that we cannot be equalled in this re spect. Moderate prices and prompt service. A few 60c Boxes of Stationery left from our big sale. Your choice 15 cents. Newbro Drug Co. so9 North flain st., Butte. James E. Keyes, president and gen. e.al manager. Largest Drug House 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 Low Rates East... July 4, 5 and 6 One Fare Plus $2 For round trip, Helena and Butte to Omaha, St. Joseph and Kansas City. Quickest time via Billings and the Burlington route. H. F. RUCEIR, A£es. 35 East Broadway, Sutte, MoU. 4. t. SEOUR. Oonersl Itgenl, B Slngs, Mont DEN VER&4 10 GRAN O Travel During Fall and Winter Seasons. The journey to the East via Salt Lake City and slong the shores of the Great Salt Lake through beautiful Glenwood, Colorado Springs and Denver is one of uninterrupted 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 iufuses an clement 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. rlclRIDIl I in. Agent Ticket Office - G . Agent 47 E. Broadway, Butte. GEORGE W. IHEINTZ, Astista~t Gen. Pass. Agt., Salt Lake City.