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DAILY INTIER MOUNTAIN
Issued Every Evening, Except Sunday. IN IER MOUNTAIN PUBLISHINU CO. Address all mnail to Inter Mountain Publishing Company. a6 West Granite street, BIutte, Mont. Official Paper of Silver Bow Lounty and City of Ilutte., SUBSCRIPTION R:vrATS: Per year, by mail, in advanle......... :0 $,, By carrier, per month ............. ; TELI.EPHI()NE NL A.ll'.RS: Editorial R'ootns.s........... :.--(j rings ) Business ()lice...... ....,28- (i rilig ) SAT'Is'IIAY, AUGUST i,, m,,. GOOD MINES AND GOOD GOVLHN MENT. The 'l et way to attract tli llit .g lc pit 1i to a minintg district is, first, to adiert ,t the resources that are ready for dvelop tlie t; t otil, i 'cnildly, t givt' tlple ytu r ntly Of th' llc ttragenItIlt t Ianll pritt tinl Ill-l i ll d l.it t it such all opluportlity I) ow I'lfolte the people of Motaltoa. ii he lntcrtlatiotal Mining c-I ' ret,, will the I.'xt p,,,! ticaIl c:lp:iaignl ni., I.i so decItiti that capitai l will feel a rlitd tof' tilhe pltl tl ti l f it is ighetl, ll l lil ht asis of Sfquity and rutlality to ::ll. t;,'l lill, ,; ai l good c w avet lnmentl will help make Mo.nt.lanl the rich ,t state in thl llnin. The ll lter the, tuvtirnl tll IIt(! more't' 11~nv n%,ill h10 il;vn c" , tmi ler its pr tectio i. lfr this rc'u ,,,ut pii. lii, s :nl hllsinll i n i. I t ,i l, t i t' ibten ,. rlept t ,ii nt -anl the li;t d t , bii, Si rs t lli h Ir andiI poor, ii y i e said to have th'. I h.it il trial future of the a llte ill their k ,eepini.t. i pliri li l IflY tc il! fir the .h in'' i f , II' At pre, ntl tItics t iiir. t il im iiitt:i of :viv tisinl; o ant:ln' is bofore the people, I.:, t yc r t!" , Itr Mountain a, litartily intireittg in bltint cin tle Minimi. c. n;tit hi to ih ll, Ia t tiltt yntear ift . tt lnt its ,l tt i t . t ' t ' t I , lt o to ' l ye it 'y tI , li',e t,," 111 ,.ee " of th.,t Ceoe,,re,,. ] ntcty ,un ty in tti" "tt ' hat , ti i . ivitedh , ,t 1 . ,p , ,f it;t o re pr, ,1 t to r ihttte for o hi ition,t i n hthil tru n it it trct etd in tI ,:1.ý ]1:1.. LV invlt,,ll fr,,m tI par - , t the1 ii ,,tli to 1t,,am h e tIII . ... 11plh :11,1 iv: - l ithe ! t :h "t.ii n;," of ili le :.!tl tinei t llur ey, Mganager \\harthn of th,' l.tle strc, t f u.l tay c,,m.pny h: t kindly olfi'rd td pay the fricght t rttrtst on the exhibits iwhiihi will Le fir-t in"-ttdl l at t ',aol.n nLia B relsi . Latr, it i iprobrtal. they will ha, remov.,i to thie Scholl of Mine.; for p-rllm:lnent puonlicy a fair ro for the ue ofr, the Stuole state willt ii cltioin Still be valuafted. according to its complhtcnc s, Si it is hoped that all the mines of the state will he repre ented. Some of the mining counties have :,Itu complhinel of their i hlati,,n an, ctn. ,. quent lack of minling capital. Now is their chance. Let them send their ores to the ,ining congress and notify the consignee as to the disposition they wish made of them--whether the samnples are to be returned, to ie presented to the Culumbia gardens or to the School of Alines. Such a display as should he unde will attract thousands of visitors and millions of dollars to Montana, and if Butte shall hospitably entertain the former and, retain only a fair proportion of the latter, the whole state will be substantially benefited. POLITICS AND THE PEOPLE. It is daily becoming more evident that the campaign against the republicans this year will be based largely on abuse and misrepresentation. Already the welkin is beginning to ring with the old yarns about republican dictation, political bossism, secret cabals, corporate tyranny, the slavery of the voters and the need of excluding from the franchise the indus trious and independent citizens who are even drawing pay for their honest labor from corporations. All such charges anno all such "argu melnts' are stufl and nonsense. Such cam paigning is an insult to intelligent Ameri cans. They all know that in the past they have voted for the men and mneasur-s of their choice, that they will do so in lle pending campaign, and that they will do so in future campaigns. The great bulk of the industrial work now irogressing in Montana is being done by corporations or by millionaires. They are the only people that have the means to olpen the mines and employ labor. Their interests a-e the people's interests. The only way tor the poor to get part of thle money of the rich is to work for it; the only way for the rich to earn profits on their capital is with the labor and friendly co-operation of the sons of toil. Surely the demagogues are not going to succeed this yea, in driving capital out of the county or keeping capital out or stirring up strife between capital and labor without a particle of cause and wholly by means of abusive misrepresenta tion. Every man should do his own, think ing in political campaigns. lie should analyze for himself the purposes of the lnen who go about the country or stand about the streets making trouble for other people, while jingling dishonest coin in their own pockets. Two years ago the air was filled with vile allegations, n cendiary diatribes and vicious predic ,tiotts about the aims and purposes of legitimate capital in this state. In all capdor let any man ask and answer for himself whether any of those vile ac cusations were based on fact, whether any of lhem ever materialized)vlthether any of them are ever likely to be sub itantia eq. What man did noPltpll as lie pleased ? What man considers him. self demeaned because he voted or will vote according to his own honest be liefs? What pressure was exerted on any worthy Anmericanl to vote against his own interests or the state's? What harm has capital dlone to the people of Montana, and where is the wrong of vot ing for good governmellnt, pIersonal and property right;, justice in the courtn, good laws anid equality to all? l0pb'hlicanl principles ire lthe safeguartdls of tlhe peo ple of all classes :Intl cmatilition,, and in the alselce of anlly ability to diprtove those pirittcitle. s, the cn ,n..y I, tahout to utllndertak' anothelir cmpllaliglln of miirep'l cmiesen ;ati , i t l ingl lto arr y ci la;I t, ,i;tin t (cla, and tll dividel au a ll l int,( 1 i05 inIll iio ilta inttrt, in lind goveI'rn .menlt is ihlii ti ;al, aItl nI ho., rt.la:tioni as ntmplioy.r or 'm pl oy,) r d h ,ul, t h ,e l rIl: nt, l ].,I 1 ,t an tri.n lly I,;·i, ir the (1)e n .1 , ,n gooi . N othitin g , to hb ' li, 'd hy sp r 'a lintg t hl' gopr l of di:,c nt'nl l Iit . u t " for anl r gf ' l ill. It i, linen fmr tIh dlitnctl ni es or llin-rlprrtsnllt Ift. t itut toI Iri : lii the er · 'iin ral liii l, :11 hn l c ,t a nll llilli'-tllt t lit i I p tll ilic al: li.,, low ta..n :nil indusitri; l Ipr 11re , tin I Iprons Ipenly. 'I'Tlh r i , n tlhii;: m111r( alis, I Iha111 I'"r 5130,n1o tl(": ill M on'11tanll I" .111:i: 'hI N i, t 1, , 1,,, r11 n I i 11i 1, 1:, I S* i th ol il ' ;I,),l , l,, 1+l, ll.+' as the Ittblic sIerniict i" i1n l , t h - l,, ti he. .l- q -s li lI of i' Ill l e. h Ilih that of mpr tt iple n i , , 1 .4 I r thiili;: iH l next h tgli ntn r t I h ntl i give 1 ' lMoni I:l t a posilioun 1 the Zline of" re!pulhlicat.i L nliI n iiin Vmlpt thIy n'nith tli rtipuh "11 I, i nhl ilrI i ,,n. T"1. :w, "rnllpli' h w. nc resn- t tnill iI -til h 'nnititiny anol ta1ni f li l ,wship, tupplehl n rtn ttI by a dli-crimiinat in1., j ,inln,.nt i ll :nn all N tlnr, amti a free, huntr;nu11 t l I t i ercie oi f tihe francL' his.l lit t the ti ti. n" tn ,s, t ,,ssi live Ipy iisr ep 'resntat int, 1n mlth'tr to ivh:lt party they I lnI,. I,, rc lt dI to the hba k s :Its. lot ,u n tl, Jltt tinc, w ilkit<,t Annnmnri'ant, ih tthl ir Isth or poor, tI. i, tht:nvie of lih , lliti I' : I,' l I .uin i ., of thO i t,, ls w lth m; l n Iv ly tlnis ;In, l every itt-nr nut will huer in tIheII h --i llit i ill lti!,ti. THE MINING CONGRESS. hII ..nL. e .. ,tin Of the Intel r ;,iuin:tain L, et eek that prepara:tion, for file enter. I.lii nmc1't ,Iof the I ll' m bl cr. of tIh ('m iling \Mlihini cn:,rea slhutli be made so that :I uitht he cni.f.rt.,l, . swhil, hIre and speak well of :utth. on departing, have :hlt:illy had e ,tilh.nt etleict. .\ conim ittee i .'tiv ly at wik I l; co.iiderini the subject, :nd I :tt1i. ill Ii s ari I the mortification thich wii t i ofhirwtici risilt from a lack i nsli . 1 I.eU\ l % er, there should ie no timhe, lot. Tdnlay Tuttte ciuhil not Idie (cair" of more than ! i strangers, so thaiit ,houll the visitors num1,ir 3,000o there \.ill lie need of providing beds for the other of thi.. That number of cots; would havei t 1h, I,' n ttructendmul they cannot he taI : in :t day nor a wceje. Contracls shoul, i e E-t tlihe toient the n1mttier of visitors an hlie r.,tiinatcdl with reasonable nrcur:cy. The' Inlrtte hotels have not, all ld, t.o n.t o : lmmig thiu, and it is known that hld.s are not numelrous among private families. 'llhre ,hlmldil be plenty of cots ordered so that the visitors may pass thel nights in comfort, for they will be tired after the stormy events of actll day. It is quite incredible that there are int Ilutte nlily Iin who are narrow 1enough to iiisconstruei the purposcs of those who suggest that for the reputation of the city and the coinfort of its guests, extra acconm modation he provided in advance of their arrival. The hotel men and the business men all realize that Ilutte is not now a "convelntion town," but that it can lie made one with proper effort. The city officials. the BIusiness houscs and the mining cotn panies are all anxious that the expected visitors be properly entertained. They have given motney liberally to promote that object and have a right to sugge,t needed preparations. The Inter Mlountain was flirst to show the lack of accommodation for several thousand mlen all desirous of first-class entertainment and willing to pay for it. The information as to the capacity of the hotels was obtained from Landlord W\ilson, who first called attention to the need of an early contract for cots if they are to be in readiness for the coming guests and the deplorable situation that would follow should they not he ready. With the usual enterprise and solicitude for the city's good niame, the Inter Mountain sought to pro mote thei success of the congress by calling attention to thei matterr of sleeping accom modations. It will continue to do so until every guest may be safely promised a good bed while in Butte, as well as a sight in the day time of the greatest mining camp on earth. There seems to be some dlilterence of opinion as to the nuimber of visitors like ly to come. 11f but .50oo come, it is probable they may be well provided for, the hotels taking 5ou and other houses the remaining 1,oo0. But, if as the secretary estimates, 3,000 delegates are to arrive, there will have to be some lively hustliing done to care for all, No doubt that hustling will be done, now that the sit uation has been made clear. Butte al ways succeeds in what it undertakes. Even private homes will be thrown open if necessary, but there is no harm in being prepared for whatever may happen and in making arrangemenlts for the greatest number estimated ill order that there may be no dissatisfaction, and so that the good name of Butte for generous and intelligent hospitality may shine brighter than ever. The esteemed Tacoma Ledger should not take the big gun built at the Watcrvliet arsenal too seriously. Our contemporary, in common with a good many others, regards this monster gun as something tiat ,is going to stop instanter all wars and rumors of wars because of its death-deal ing capacity, which is said to amount to the annihilation of armies and navies at a single shot. All of which sounds terrifying enough on paper, but the great gun has not yet annihilated anything, and there Is a great chance that it will not unless it bursts under its charge of a ton or two of powder and annihilates itself along with the regiment of men necessary to man it. The big gun is an overgrown piece of folly. It takes an eight-wheeled locomotive and a train of flat- cars to transport it, and the probabilities are all against its practical utility as a weapon of warfare. In the fullness of time and experience, and it will not take long, it will he broken up with dynamite and sold for old metal. THE HELP CUBA NEDLS. ,on114 ?,\w Ys.ork anul Peltnylvania cap itali,, l:e 1 : ,,iln ab: out to "hIn p poor ('t a in a I rational awl hsiiness like way. Wihilout: t iting for reciprocity and, as is tatcl, tit.n.it carin. whether there is any rest:iort ity or not, they hae pur thaw:c l .3,seA :' rv"s of land ;an will he gill flt o*l " t, alaw I ttol in lar , QUt;ll litl . Not only '. ill til y grow cottont, buit it i, their illntllti to mai: fauttire it .5A w5,5',. Anl even imore th;un tlhi. will they do for the' ht',li of iuba aii l theimsclves. They will not only din ;till manufacture their podlulet n the g;roundl, but they will sell it toI I tle naives wh ll) arc iln nIcd (lo cheap (lothl:,, awl th',o have hrc-tofore li.en com pelled to buy importe',l stull's, I lmuch ' of it from nI,,land. 'lhi, New fork amd I'n.s'ylvan.ia way of hl.llu; C'uhla O ill ha,:t a tendency to take the bu-.intss out of the hands of able and ,iil,intertedl l.i , makers, lut at ther ame time it i doin the t'ttlanst a good torn :an, it will bIe h'elp that will be substahitial and llasting The sIme thing c:t1 be dotie for the sulgar industlry il CL'ba. It is a great isugar country as it is a great colton grow ilngi (ulstry, ;Iad the encoItraging' and builling up of these industries and hun ldreds of other industries that will be bultilt up through the prosperity of these is the help that Cuba needs, and the only indi of help the new republic does ueed. LIVESTOCK AND pOLiTICS. 'Il he fifth annual report of the procerC. inli of the National Livestock association has just been issued front the press. 'f'lii annlll l reports are becoming the im.ost popular and interesting literature the stockmen receive. 'Jhe last volume is prolably the lest yet issued and be sidls the large amount of Ibusiness and scicntilic matth r in relation to the indus try, it coitains somie of the toot import ant statistical matter yet published. Tlihrough the courtesy of the agricultural.i departnent of the census office, the as sociation has published in this volume the latest and most reliable statistics in rela iion t to the industry, including the official figures on the first classified ccilsus )f livestock ever taken. As this census was made by the request and with the assist ance of the National association,.,the usual rules of the census office were suspendeI and the association permitted to mnake the first publication in this annual report. It is very unusual for a department of the government to so recognize an industrial organization and shows what a high posi tion this organization has secured in governtmental circles. The National Live stock association is not y t five years of age and a glance over the pages of this anllual report must astonish the reader at the vast amount of work being done by this young organization. Ini less than five years the livcstock interests of the country have built up an association tlt!r has not only accomplished many import ant things for the industry it represents, but has become a most potent factor in' local and national politics. According to the figures contained in this volumei the cattle in the United States are valued at upwards of $1,476, 000.000ooo: of which Montana's share is more than $a.,ooo,ooo. The value of all domestic animals in the state is in round numbers $5r,ooo,ooo. The number of sheep in Montana at the time this census was taken in 9goo was 6,170,483. Out of the deliberations of the menm bers of the National Livestock associa tion we gather some points which have a direct bearing upon the affairs of all the people whether they are directly in terested in the livestock industry or not. In speaking of the effect of the free trade policy of Mr. Cleveland upon the industry of sheep and wool growing MIr. Ilagenbarth of Idaho noted the fact that during these dark days the price of wool fell to the lowest point in history, yet people were so poor that even at the price they could not afford an all-wool article. This gave the first impetus to the manu facture of shoddy in the United States, the great injury of wl,ieh to the wool in, dustry was very clearly shown by lion. William Ml. Spring r before a committee of the house. lie said: "The total production of wool in the United States for the year 1ooo was 302, ooo,0oo pounds in the grease, which was equal to about 107.o000oo000 pounds when scoured ready for weaving into cloth. The shoddy used during that year in manufac turing woolen goods amlounted to nearly 75,000,000 pounds. TIhus the shoddy had a cloth producing power equal to more than 70 per cent of all the wool produced in the United States. The whole num ber of sheep in the United States for the census year Igoo was 61,11 5,ooo, the fleeces produced scoured wool to the amount of o07,000,000 pounds. Thus the shoddy used during ticat year produced woolen goods equal to the fleeces from .I2,0)0,000 sheep." Next to seeing that the democratic party is not returned to power to imperil the wool industry along with every other industry whatsoever, the dutyk of sheep and woolgrowers is to bring a sentiment to bear upon congress nevt win ter which will compel the passage of the Grosvenor bill to regulate the manufac ture of shoddy. The interest of the people of Montana in the procuring of such legislation should not slacken even 'i1" these vacation days. ETAT E POLITICS. Observations of Montana Editors Touoh ir:n fPlitical Situation. I he visjt to Helena of J. W. Zevely, s;,,clal confidential agent of the secretary of the interior, recalls the activity of that ge,.tletman in Montana affairs and the sur prising fact that he is permitted to work t,-litics rather than attend to the duties of l is position. Zevely for years was a pro f., vional lobbyist before the legislature of .fisouri. lie has always been a democrat :.nd was appointed to his present position j, Ion. D)avid R. Francis of Missouri, w,,retary of the interior under Mr. Cleve. I, .I. lis associations in Helena, where v,e spends all his time with John S. M. ;ill. Tom Kurtz, Steve Carpenter and Iirlo.s Warfield, show that' lie has not ti:n.greI his politics because of the pos. I:,n he holds under a republican admin* Itration. This is the man who it is said proctlimed loudly on the streets of Kal i.iell that Andy Swaney and Johnny I. is wouldn't do for register and re , ,iver of the land office at that place and I;,i lihe wouht lie compelled to recom I ,,Il other appointments. Perhaps he ,lI:,; but the gentlemen were appointed, t .irtheless. -Helena Correspondent Libby '.fr. lheiine will leave no stone unturned Sontroi the next legislative assembly. if,- wi!l even contest with such able Clark I.elhrs as John R. Toole and others in the intlly Of ICeer Iodge itself. In that Slrnty Senator John Mi. Kennedy, repre fluting .Mr. Hleinze, Is already actively at ,,k tendeavoring to parcel out the county ,se' in return for the nomination of I iIze legislative candidates. This is the nhine in every county in the state. Mr. Ih it. has no interest whatever In the , '(tito of county officers and will trade twn atnlu tile labor people in return for tusiun, tunder the terms of which Ileinze ti.n shall be nonminated for the legislature ,id Judge .McConnell shall be the can ditlate for the supreme court. Ileinze lieuteianttl are actively at work. A few ,Irs ago Mr. B. J. Fine, a inember of ith state legislature from the county of jI:nalison, heretofore a strong Clark sup prter but now afliating with the other ii,;; of the democratic party, was sent to \I, ltaghlir county, ostensibly to look at a ,:ita I, roperty at Copperopolis but in rc.ality to pick out the candidates for the I :i.lature in the interest of F. Augustus. omi now on these men will lie in evi t, noe from (ilendive to \Missoula and front Ai.wtiLnla to Great Falls, endcavoring to trin their salaries, to the honor and glory at profit of their idol, at the expense of jt, ginaod name anld prosperity of the great :tte of lontana.-Libbly We\\stcrn News. 'ti s question of taxation is far-reach i;'g and it becomsnc important that some ,luitable systemn should he devised that wiill be entirely fair, while not burden ...e. A day or two a:o some of the .stockhildcrs in the Missouri River PIow.r itoipany, operating a dam at Caniyon Ferry, ILewis and Clarke county and fur tni hing power to the cities of Ielena and I tte, appeared before the board of equal Stion of this county, ini an effort to have tihe assessed valuation of their properties cut down from $765,000 to $475,000 and the significant statement was made by (Governor Hlauser at that time that the company was contemplating the building of a second dam, the money for which would have to be obtained outside of this county, perhaps in the East, but the sys temn 6f taxationt obtaining here was such 5tat capital was driven from the state. Governor Ilauser stated in an interview published in the Helena Record: "It (the new clam.) will be built if we can go ahead andl do so without the fear of being as sessed so Ihigh that it would not be profit able to make further investments in this cotunty."-.-lclcna Correspondence. The Ilelena Iterald claims to be about the purest thing in Montana politics. flow it hopes to retain its standing In democ racy upon such a platforTm is a mystery. Forsyth Times. According to the Butte Inter .Mountain, Mr. Dan McDonald of Butte, head of the American L.abor union, is listening to the buzzing of a congressional bee in his neighborhood and is thinking that a seat in congress would just about fit hint. This is good. With George B. Sproule, Pat Meaney, Caldwell Edwards and Dan Mc I)onald trying to break inlto congress the demnocratic field would seem to be pretty well occulpied. Still there are whisper ings of A. P. Gormley and C. W .Clark. llelena Herald. I)id not our democratic papers tell us a year or so ago that the tariff question was a settled one, one with which the democratic party had no desire to cmed die? Did not democratic orators in Mon tana-always with the exception of Judge McConnell-tell us that we need not fear any change in the protective tariff system if the democrats should be successful? Yet now they declare that the tariff should ie one of the issues and the principal is sue, upon which the campaigns of ioo3 and 90o4 should be made, \Vhy this chanige of heart on the part of the demo crats of Montana and of the country? Ilas not the protective tariff system brought prosperity to all the people? Did it not bring order out of the chaos left by a democratic administration ?-Great Falls I.eader. REED SAYS HE NEEDS THE WATER TO FEED DITCHES Has Large Cop Under Irrigation and So Dammed the Creek Which Supplies the Poor Farm With Water. Theodore O. Reed has filed an answer in the injunction suit begun recently in the district court by the county commissioners to restrain sonme woman whose namne was unknown from diverting tile water from Reese creek, a stream that supplied the poor farm. The suit was commenced against "Jennie Doe," the fictitious name used inl such cases. Reed says in his answer that tile water in the creek belongs to himi and that he and his predecessors have used it for seven years, and that he must continue to use it or suffer damage to his gralin crop, on ao acres of land in the Coblan addition. Reed admits that he dammed the stream and took the water, and alleges that lie has to have 20 inches of water continually for 45 (lays for his crop at this season and has a right to it. Hie denies that lihe is un able to pay damages, and he asks the court to decree himi the owner of the water and enjoin the county from interfering with it. Hope Springs Eternal. [Washington Post.] So far as the Iro4 nomination is con cerned Mr. Bryan has decided that he will not turn the electrw current off his door bell. PEOPLE WE MEET. expect to go East in a few days, said Harry L. Rodgers who is at present in charge of some mining opera tions near Columbia Gardens, today. "It is my purpose to continue the pros pecting operations I have comtaenced and which now look very promising and that will engage my entire attention and time, probably for the next few months." Mr. Rodgers is well known in Montana, havilng been born in the state and engaged in business in several of its cities and HARRY L. RODGERS. towns. lie is a lawyer by profession, al though it is some years since he actively engaged in practice. Mr. Rodgers has made a special study of geology and min eralogy and ranks well amanJ, the nainiln men of the W.est. "If I can arrange my, business affairs so that they will not interefere, I shall be present at the meeting of the International Mining congress. I believe that the con. gross has alre .ly t!on il:cith good .rd with a little nmoe clfort and a bhttcr or ganization, Imu 'i more ciIan e accotm plished that will he of great an I lastiing benefit to the t.'inmsq inldi tr:. "M iiing is ;., in its in ,: w. y in M r.ui tans," conclud:d lr. Rudecrs. SR).M\ a gntletman who is in the city from Flathead county it is learned that hfile no action has Politics in Flat- vet been taken by any head County. ,f tihe political parties toward holting their convcntiuionl. yet the subject uppermtost in the milnds of a majority of the citizens of that favored part of .Montana is poli ties. "At one timte." said the gentleman from the land of the apple blossoms, flowers and big trees, "our county had a number of active, aggressive pouli.,ts, who, wshile not so gre:it in numllbers, w.ere so well or ganized and persistent that they coin lplled rccognition anl,, in fact, got away with some of the offices. Notwithstand ing their temporary success they have, strange to say, almost wholly disappeared. From present indications I would say that the fight this fall will, so far as our county is concerned, be a straight con test between the repiublicans and demo crats antd that national issues only will be discussed and I nmui t admit that the republicans will have the better of the argument." "Down our way," continued the gentle man, "there is but little interest taken in what is called in this part of the state, 'state politics.' Flathead county folks are conservative and do not care a rap about the issues presented in Silver Ilow coun ty, for instance. What we want is a good state administration and we will see to it, if we can, that our county and state courts are kept-as they are now-ab solutely above suspicion. unbiased and able. To this end our people will pay no at tention to political parties and, so far as the judiciary is concerned, vote with out paying the least attention to the party politics. "I frankly confess that we have been somewhat disappointed in the present state administration. True enough, we did not expect much from the political 'mulligan' elected two years ago and still disappoint ment and dissatisfaction is freely and openly expressed by democrats up our way. Many unkind things are being said about the one-time democratic idol. Gov ernor Joseph K. Toole. Time was when, in the minds of many people, irrespective of party, Joe Toole could do no wrong and it is with much regret that they are now compelled to admit that he has joined a band of political 'jobbers' and party-wreckers and will assist them in pro moting their business schemes at the ex pense of the people of thle state. "Quoting the language of the British generals in the South African campaign. I regret to announce that our county will give a large republican majority." PERSONAL. A blind man, A. W. Ranger, is solicitor for the Salvation Army in Great Britain, but he has done some valuable work for General Booiit's great organization. I.ord Kelvin is the richest British in ventor. He is now receiving royalties on 14 of his patent appliances which have been fitted on board the latest Japanese warship. The tenor, Scobinoff, the most eminent of Russian operatic stars, receives a sal ary of 2.1.ooo rubles a year, less than Jean Dc Reszke receives for a month's season in the United States. Adelina Patti will attend the Wagnerian festival at Baireuth this month, but sim ply as a spectator, although she has re ceived flattering offers to sing at one or more of the perftrmances. It is annodinced that John W.. Gates is to go ohn the board of the United States Realty & Construction company: also'l'. A. Valentine, vice president of Armour & Co., Chicago. Mr. Gates will be one of the representatives for the steel in terests on the board. For more than 60o years John H. Rea gan has held positions of honor and trust in Texas and now he is going to retire. He will go out of office a poor, man. In all his long career in public life no breath of scandal, no hint of corruption, no word of detraction has ever tarnished his good name. The End. "How did De Deiter's novel come out Was the end happy?" "It went even a step beyond that, T b lieve. Its end was peaceful." 200 Dozen Our special cutlery sale commences Monday, August 18th. 200 doz. an pocket knives at 50c [ach Every knife stamped with our name on the blade and fully guaran. teed by us. This is the finest line of knives ever offered in this city at 5oc each. Displayed in Our South Window Newbro Drug Co. tso North flaln St., Butts. Largest Drug House in the state. Jas. E. Keyes, Pres. and Gen. Mfgr. Last Year's Wall Papers Are like last year's bonnets, ftew customers want them be hausc they are out of style. About as well be out of the world these times as be out of style. Stylish wall papers are the only kind you meet with here. \Ve would rather take the remains of last year's styles to the city dump than insult your intelligence by of fering to sell them to you. Perhaps the kind you can buy cheaper than ours, is the kind we would send to the dump. SCHATZLEIN PAINT CO. 14 West Broadway OERIER H1O GRANDE 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 beautiful Glenwood, Colorado Springs and Denver is one of uninterrupted de light in winter as well as summer In fact, the fpll and lwiter seasons adds but a new grandeur and charm to the travel scenes and infuses an element of variety and beauty to the unsarpassable 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, rlcBRIDB Gen. Agent Ticket Office - 47 I. Broadway, Butte. GEORGE W.J.EINTZ, Assistet Gen. Pass. Agt. Salt Lake itv. The Best friend the Northwest Ever Had "Tile Road That Made thi Northwest Famous." LEAVIE BUTTE. For St. Paul and Rant, dsUfy ..................... :0 p. a. great Falls local, dally.... ):u a. m. ARRIV ES BUTTE. Prom St. Paul, eally........9:4 p. m. Prom Great Palls and Hel. eas, daftly.............. :56 p. a. FULL INFORMATION FROM City Ticket OMoa, No. 41 North Malae street, Butte. J. i. Dawson. Goneral &gent. Freedom and Independence. [Chicago Record-Herald.] We bow to no anointed kings, Nor kneel to pulseless josses; ,,All royal-born, ,each mornipg .bringh UliXU pride with ..ewer fashionings-- . ardhut when it comes to running things, W \Ve leave that to the bosses.