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THAT JUDICIAL BILL h The bill which the judiciary committee of the senate has introduced at Helena as a substitute for Senator Ilollman's change of venue hill, known as senate bill No. 71, is not a change of venue measure as sorme people seem to imagine. It does not con- ti template changing the venue in any civil c: action. Its purpose is to change the judge I when a litigant can offtter sub.lstal evi a dence in support of his belief that he can not obtain a fair trial before the judge in bl whose court the actionl has been brought. n It is a fact which cannot be gainsaid e that under the existing laws of the state P there is room for a denial of jutstice In the v district courts in the event that venal, dd.s" hoinest or prijuliceid me:n are electedll to Ii the twench. (Iiher sta:tes make provision to u : obviate this dittlculty by carrying change of venue laws on their taatute .mnks. .Such 4 a ntlcascure was introduced In thi legisla- I ture, but the judaciary c'mntittie oL the 1 senate deems it iont ;advisable to enact " Fuch a law here. The a:rglmenit that has It been advanced nl support of tli aIdea is kl that M onitana is a state of na.ii. l hLi'int di, II (tannes and that a poor lltiga:t itold hut aftirl the c iptise of takilli his itsti:e se; " andi his case poihly Itn a dstaiit (uinnty. tI Ihe iimeasure whicih thi e jutiiet:ry (,oll t nllttee has put fhrward Int plai oft th to change of venule bill removes all the objet tions sihich ally lair mind couli Cnceive, an i at tlhe s,.tue( time clures tihe (eXlSting evii. It protides that ht hen, in the opinini of the supriTe.I court, ,a Iligant catunnt ohl tain exact ju-tice froml a judge another jiudlge shall ie selicted from an atjioing county Ify the stfpreme court andtl sent to I try the case Ia the distamct where the venue e lies. It also provides that th: additional t expense, which at the must nIiti.t bC light, shall be borne by the state. Tlhe judiciary comllllltte's ill in cellit t follows the practice ot the iederal iliorlts. It can do 'harm to Io() one whose cause Is I Just while its benefIts iIn guarallteCing Jul1 tice to all, rich and poor alike, are great. It remedies a defect iin the existing laws t which tend to make Montana justice a farce and an absurdity. No one denies that Its purposes are for the elevation of the tribunals of 4he state and for the exact and fair administration ot justice. Never. theless there is opposition to the measure, but it is significant that all of this opposi tion is stirred up by the United Copper company, a corporation which is the great eat beneficiary under existing conditions. The paid agent of the United Copper com pany and its spokesman on the floor of the senate made the declaration yesterday that he would use every means which his in genuity could suggest to defeat this meas ure in the senate. It remains to be seen whether a majority of the legislathrs can be swayed sufficiently by the United Cop per company to defeat a measure which situs at securing fair trials to all causes. ONCE MORE r - The United Copper company's Boston News Bureau prints the following highly important matter: Boston-We wired our correspondent at Butte to get confirmation or denial of the newspaper report that a settlement had Ieen arrived at between Ifeinze and the .malgamated. Hie replies: There has been no settlement between Ileinze and the Amalgamated company. When asked to confirm or deny the story of settlement published in Eastern papers, Mr. F. A. Heinze last night said: 'There is absolutely no truth in it whatever, and there are no negotiations ont for a settle nlent." Mr. Arthur P. lelinze wires from New York: "Please deny absolutely rumor of any settlement between us and the Amnal ganlated." This sort of humorous thing is sprung on the public every day or two. It silould be printed under the head of comic reading. r'ihe public may expect to have the United Copper company deity with fitting vehe .nence that its young man has absolutely refused to relieve The Hague of the responsibility of arbitrating the Venezuelan conltroversy. DEMOCRATIC WOES The dissensions in the democratic party seeem to be increasing rather than diminish ing. The movement to make Carter Har rison of Chicago the candidate next year, said to have the indorsement of Mr. B]ryan, and, in fact, to be the suggestiosl of the Nebraska man, has aroused the ire of Eastern democrats, who were coming together on Judge Parker of New York. Mr. Bryan has poured oil on the fire by declinii, to be a guest at the banquet of the iroquois club in Chicago next month if a.r. Cleveland is to be a guest. Thereupon a lDenver newspaper reads Mr. Bryan a gentle lecture. By this course, it says, Mr. Bryan is reading himself out of the demo cratic party, for it is clear that Mr. Cleve laud is again rising in party favor. It is beyond question that between extetlimg to 'Mr. Bryan no hinvitation and abaneoning the plan to invite Mr. Cleveland, the mana gers of tihe banqulet will choose the former. ZNo laige groupI oi rlepresCntativeC dnocrats *o!ld think of refusing to extend an invi tation to Mr. Clevcland to attendl a banquet intended to represent the entire party. Mr. ('levclatii enjoys the distinction of having been clected twi to tthe presi dency, whereas Mr. ltryan' distinction arises chiefly from the fact that upon two occasions he was an1 unsuccessful candi date for that office. Recent indications of the drift of democratic sentiment show that Mr. Cleveland is much more in favor among democrats than he was a few years ago. Leading democrats apart front the imfnmediate followers of Mr. Bryan are anxious to see the party come together, and the belief is growing among them that this can be done only through a more or less pronounced recognition of Mr. Cleveland. Eitlwr Mr. Bryan must acquiesce in this or he must break with the leaders of his party. If he should persist in saying that he would attend no banquet at which Mr. Cleveland would lie a guest, he would a11end a large element of his party and declare that there could be no union of the different element,ts of the democracy as long 's Mr. (leveland shoulb Ie recogtired. iletween Mr. BIryan alnd Mr. Cleveland, a majority of the party will itot take long to decide in favor of the latter. We may next hear that Mr. Bryan has marked Montana off the map because the state officials here have arranged to hang a portrait of Grover Cleveland in the new capital building. Mr. ltryan once carried this state by over jo,ono, but public senti mnent is changing, an.d he ought to accom modate hinmself thereto. In his present attitude he is hurting the party for which he expresses such fond love and destroy ing what is left of himself. However, it is a t grist for the republican mill. A PIECE OF GOOD WOOK The legislature fully appreciated tie tact that there was nto need of the Kolrs so calledl smoke bill and promptly killed it when it calme up for passage It the senl ate. 'I he metntltsrs of the rlegislature coulld ,not lie untindful of the tact that the Amalga. nImated Copper cottlmpany has been doing everything posailble to solve the smoke problem and had the matter well in hand whItn the Kohrs bill was introdutced. Tlhe fact. lhat the experiments that have already liereln madle anid the exteCsIave chlitanges a;lind i:Ilprove.ieClts ncessary to, abate the unlllOke iuitsance will cost the compalny Sl,se I $310o,ooo has not deterred the com. ]pany ftnun going ahead with these improve mllrnt . The lleople it hier l.odge valley will I"t relieved tat the smloke antd saved front atly damtage restulting therctrom andt the great itdu.trial Iplatit will lie waved to tihe valley as well. IThe" passage it Stenaltor Kiohrs' bill o htul have resulted iii Incalculable Inos., to ther Ipersons for whose henetit it sa.is us itenabily liilr.rhiccd and they hav\e right to c ingratl.tt. ' thet selves upon iti it- ie.t. It was ineedless and pcrticaints legisla t-.mt oi the worst sort. IIOILI)-UPS T'() ) EASY lTher c wre tiler the usual intlret ing b fvatnrit. in connictioll with the holdup o of a llurliogton train near butte the other nilght. ('hitf of these interesting and amazing ftClures' was the easy grace with which C two highwaymlen held up a train crew u and bossed them around. One of these highwaymen, and the little one at that, was left ill charge of the crew while the tall gentleman did the dynamiting and 0 took possession of the loot. Occasionally in lurid dramatic produc tions representing civilization on the frontier thile audience is thrilled by tile performance of some lone bandit with a tin pistol holding up a stage full of peo. Ipe. Even dramatic exigenllcies hardly justify a dozen people standing stock still while one man goes through them, but we have to sublllit to these illcon.i gruities for the sake of dramatic art. Out on the mountain top in real life the piublic would like to hear uccasinially of the 4-andits being obliged to do a little tfitlting before they get away with the valuables. But the bandits are hardly ever obliged to do it. Superintende'lt Ilo) lc did what he could to change the usual custom by following the robbers and, as he says, "taking a shot at them" whenever hlie got a chance; but unfortunately lie could not get close enough to make his marksmanship eftec t;ve. Some day as the imillennium approaches the public hopes to hear of a holdup where the unrealisim of the stage is not followed with exactness and the ban lis are filled so full of lead that the leal smelters will bid energetically for the re mains. This will go a long ways toward discouraging train robbing. LAS'T NIGHT'S BANQUET The Butte Business Men's association made a creditable demonstration for the interests of the city and state last night. "Between the walnuts and the wine" many things were said, and well said, which should have an inspiring influence upon the people of the whole state. The business interests of Butte need to be fostered and encouraged, and the Hlusiness Men's association has already accomplished much in this direction. It needs such an event as that of last night to impress upon the perople that the politician is not the most important factor in the life of a community, and especially in Mon tana. Tile Butte Business Men's association is doing good work, and once a year is not too often to celebrate its accomplishments and take new bearings. FREE COAL AND MR. HILL ' The Inter Mountain presenlted some r. facts yesterday to show what a good thing it is for the poor people that coal has been pl aced on the free list as a sop to free g traders to congrlc.-. It was shown that Presi 'cnt James J. Hill, as one of the needy beneficiaries, is saving more than $if 6,ooo a day by shipping in coal free from his British Columbia mines. A correspondent professes inability to see r where this is a good thing for the people. Our correspondent is hopelessly dull. Can hle not see that this obviates the necessity is of taking up a public subscription for Mr. to Hill, a necessity which congress no doubt foresaw and wisely forestalled? If Mr. Hill can continue to save $6,000 a day r. until next hog-killing time he will pull as through without nuldie help. The governmenllt will be a big loser, but the public is wealthy and can stand it. Besides it is a Rood thing to give the free traders sonic of their own medicine occa sionally. Tlhere seems to be little division of sentiment in the legislature against the division of counties. When the legisla ture cannot he swayed by a bag of red apples to split a county such enterprise might as well be abandoned as hopeless. Elve fell before the persuasive influence of a pippin,, but Montana solons are made of sterner stuff. A New York woman horsewhipped her husba.nd on the street recently and gave as an excuse for doing so, "because I love him." When the couple arrived home the husband administered a severe beating to his wife. It is now up to the husband to declare that he whipped her through a de sire to show his reciprocation of her great affect ion. Mr. lBeveridge has again delivered a slanderous speech against the peopl-- of New Mexico. 1ie says they are unenlight ened. Should they become sufhcliently en lightened to depopulate country grave, yards, as soUme of his constituents. hase been doing, perhaps the statesman from Indiana will see their fitness for admission. It is said that the kaiser borrowed 30o, ooo,ooo marks from the late Mr. Krupp the last time he dined with him. This may account for the fact that Mr. Morgan ate but one meal at the homse of the Ilohen zollernas. From the manner in which the Water bury strike hangs on it looks like it pos sesses one of the striking characteristics of the Waterbury watch-it takes a long time to wind it tip. C'arrie Nation has gone to Southern California suffering from rheumatism in her joints. This may be a case of poetic justice for causing so much suffering in other people's joints. The dog i. the manger policy of Mr. Bryan in refusing to attend the banquet Aecause cx-l'resident (leveland is invited has a good deal of the green eyed monster a.pect about it. Mr. Bryan devotes a full page in his ('omnuoner to prove that he is not a mlil litnaire, as charged. It ntmust e a despcr cite case to require so itnch evidence. An Arizona stage rlbber has signod a c·olntract to appear in a (Chierago theater. 'his is the elevation of the stage we hear of. - '- ....... Now that Colonel Bryan has refusedi to eat with Grover (leveland he will no doubt refuse to drink with Dave Hill. The police of this city hold that the rob bery of the Hurlington train was the work of robbers. The world do move. The man who discovered Richard Croker has just died. Was his ailment one of remorse? If de persists the kaiser may yet find out how had, instead of how good, his navy is. Senator Kohrs is not as handsome as he was, but he knows more. WHAT HAPPENED TWENTY ONE YEARS AGO TODAY Why Just Read These Extracts From the Files of the Inter Mountain of That Date and Be Made Wise. The statement is made daily that thlse are better mines in the Hutte district than in the entire state of Colorado. The pay telephone exchange will be thrown open to public service this even ing. District court is in session but there is very little business being transacted. The ladies of St. John's church will give a sociable this evening at the resi dence of Charles S. Warren. The public. is invited. The wrestling match between Pascoe and Sabmn will come off in a few days. Iloth men are in the pink of condition, and a good astrch is looked for. The directors of the Montana Railway company will hold a meeting in this city tomorrow evening and will transact im port.hnt business. W. E. Cullen, Esq., a prominent menm ber of the Helena bar, is in the city on legal business. I). C. Fisher, who has been in the East for the past three months, returned yes terday afternoon. tie says that he is glad to get back to the old town. William Jennings, who has many friends in this city, was elected mayor of Salt lake last Monday, and the peoples' ticket sailed into municipal power without a scratch. During a recent fire in this city a bird cage containing two $5 birds was stolen from J. C. Singer. If the person who took them will return them to the owner he will avoid trouble. There were more drunken people on the streets last evening than have been seen on the streets of this city at one time within the recollection of the old timers. The firemen's ball held last evening proved to be the success financially socially that it was predicted it would b. News reaches this city that Lee W. Foster, a well-known Butte resident, Is seriously ill in California and fears are entertained for his recovery. The Silver Bow mill is making a suc cessful run on the ore of the Belle of Butte. A gun play occurred in the early hours of the morning. The parties are well known city men. The slippery condition of the sidewalks of the city makes walking dangerous. People should sprinkle their sidewalks with irock salt as it may save someone a kIb1en limb. A chinook struck the city yesterday afternoon and the weather since then has been like a summer day. The residents in the tenderloin ap peared to have all gone on the warpathi e last night and the police had great trouble n preserving order, Seminole May Get Through. St. Johns, N. B., Feb. 13.--Reports from the Bay of Islands indicate that the floe ice has been driven off shore by winds which will enable the cutter Seminole to have a fairly easy task in cutting out the icebound American ;ghing schooners un less he meets with a lot of drift ice MA the gtlf of St. Lawrence. FROM FACTORY TO WEARER J. S. Nelson & Son Shoe Co.. Makers of the "Custom Fit" Shoe, T H E lot of shoes sent us to close out for our factory have been recognized as the best values ever on sale in Butte. We still have a good assortment of sizes of these shoes, made in all leathers and up to date styles. Shoes that were made to sell at $3.50. $4.00 and $5.00, all included in one $2 lot and selling for - - - - - - . 2e9 Compare them with others. Comparison is the true test of values . . . . . . . . . "eustom Fit" Trade Mark Shoe Store a1 East Broadway - - - Butte, Mont. LEGISLATIVE GOSSIP SPECIAL. TO TI.E INTER MOLNTAIN. Helena, Feb. 13.-The Inter Mountain kept the members of the two houses posted on the late news of the train robbery by piosting bulletins in the main corridor op Vosite the telegraph office yesterday. The news was gathered by the long-distance telephone and bulletined for the benefit of that portion of the public which makes the capitol a gathering place. No one was more interested in the news thtan Frank Conley, one of the state prison contractors, who came over from Deer I.odge last night to join his partner, Col. Tout McTague, in keeping the Third house iusy. Mr. Conley is of the opinion that one of the men in the robbery was a con vict who was released from his boarding house beind the big wall at Deer Lodge about a month ago. Senator Biggs, president pro tem of the senate, occupies the chair the greater por tiol, of the time these days. Lieutenant t;overnor Higgins is not in good health and allows his understudy to run the thing freqluently. Senator Bigas is a dignified, graceful and alert presiding officer, but in his moments of leasure luring debate he ,nakes some of his friends nervous. He has a habit of chewing the handle of the gavel and the thought that some day he imay swallow it all worries his friends and well-wishers. The killing of Senator Kohrs' smoke bills yesterday afternoon was use of the features of the day in the senate. One iby one these measures, of the justice of which even their author must have had doubts, were slaughtered. Conley & McTague, the prison contrac tors, received quite a compliment yester day. Their two deficiency bills passed the house without a dissenting vote and now, as soon as the senate shall have taken similar action, the contractors will get back the money which they expended for the state many months ago. Not until Tuesday will the house com mittee on irrigation and water rights begin its investigation of the arid land commis sion affairs. Some of the members of the committee are out of the city and hence the delay. The governor has transmitted to the house the papers in the case and by Tuesday all will be in readiness to proceed. The junketing committee started out yesterday to visit the state institutions not taken in on the last trip. Quick Change Artist. [Punch.' Although, sweet maid, 'tis often proved The ways of love are hard and stony, At least one obstacle's removed, Thanks to the triumph of Marconi; For him my heart, with joy elate. Is wildly bubbling o'er with gratitude; For now I can communicate With you in any clime or latitude I io more, dear heart, shall distance drown The lover's hopes or damp his mettle; But you shall flash your love from town To me on Popocatepetll Once. per the pinions of the wind, I feigned to send my protestations; But waves of either now I find Are best for such communications I I'll send to you a message straight, In honeyed phrases I'll enwrap it; Nor shall a rival lie in wait Basely to intercept or tap it! Though sojourning in alien tents, I know there's naught our love can smother, a If, like our breats, our instruments Are kept attuned to one another, AMUSEMENTS 'Eagles at Union Family. The play "In Fairyland," which will be presented at the Union Family theater this evening, will be honored by the attendance of the majority of the members of the local lodge of Eagles in a body. This is a recognition of the services of the stock company of the theater last Friday at the social of the Eagles at the Auditorium. Manager Onken's company, so far as the men are concerned, are nearly all members of the Eagles society, and that is another reason why Butte aerie will do them honor. Nearly all the seats in the house have been engaged for the performance. Frank Daniels Tonight. One of the unique features of "Miss Simplicity," the new operatic company in w:hich that ever-welcome and always funny comedian, Frank Daniels, is to appear at the Broadway tonight and tomorrow night, is the fact that. instead of telling a story of the long ago, it is absolutely modern in all of its details. Its funny incidents deal with automobiles, trolley cars and bulb-horns; its characters are swagger men and women of the period, fresh from the drawing-rooms of London and the boule vard of Paris, and its costumes are pleas ingly picturesque variations on the most up-to-date creations of the swell Parisian dressmakers. In this latter point the piece is said to be particularly noteworthy, for Manager Kirke LaShelle is said to have provided for the numerous beauties in the Daniels company a series of gowns that drive the fair portion of Mr. Daniels' audience, to envious distraction. Many of those gowns have been imported direct from Paris. Another point that Mr. La Shelle has insisted upon has been that the girls who wear these gowns must be well equipped in the matter of form and carriage to be worthy of the beautiful things they are given to wear. The natu ral result is that "Miss Simplicity" is at tracting decidedly fashionable audiences. THE BIGGEST EAGLE. An eagle-and a baby eagle at that which measures g feet 8 inches from tip to tip of its outstretched wings, was a muuchl observed visitor to Portland re cently, says the Oregonian. It has come here as a permanent resident, too, for it is to be chloroformed and a taxidermist is to fix up the remains to decorate Aerie No. 4 of the Portland Order of Eagles. It is the largest bird of the species ever seen in this city, and it is doubtful if many larger ones have ever been seen anywhere During its hours of observation the wooden crate it inhabited rested on the sidewalk at Third and Alder streets, its head and neck protruding from the top and its bright eyes watching malevolently the passing crowd. It was as vicious as a wildcat. and its sharp beak bit a piece out of the cap which a messenger boy held towards it and scraped a eouple of square inches off a policeman's billy. Some members of the Order of Eagles came as volunteers to take the bird out of the box and hold it while a newspaper photographer obtained snapshots, but after taking a careful survey of the job they all remembered engagements elsewhere. The bird was caught on the ranch of J. L. Williams, up in the John Day country by some farm hands. It was carrying od a lamb of last spring's crop-almost a yearling sheep, Mr. Williams says-when a shot brought it down. It was only slightly wounded however, and put up the hardest. kind of a fight before it was clubbed into submission. Since then it has recovered its 'health, and from the first day that President John A. Wattson of Aerie No. 4, has had it in charge, the "baby" has eaten two pounds of raw meat at a meal. ABOUT PEOPLE Sheriff Gibson of Jefferson county was a guest of Sheriff uinn of this county last night. Sheriff Gibson stopped at Butte on his way home from Whitehall. John D. Ryan, president of the Daly Bank & Trust company, departed last evening for the East upon a business trip. William Stuewe, one of the well-known citizens of Helena, is a guest at the Fin. len. Felix Falk and Miss Winnlfred Vin cca t, both of Anaconda, were married here yesterday at St. Paul's parsonage by Rev. J. R. Murray. Superintendent W. W. Humphreys of t Mondina & Yellowstone stage line is a Bu'te visitor. PERSONAL F. S. Flower a prominent New York broker and nephew of the late Governor Roswell P. Flower, is about to wed Miss Hilda Clark, the prima donna who has achieved much popularity of late both on acount of her great beauty and her musi cal talent. Magistrate Crane of the police court in Harlem, N. Y., thinks that when the san itary code comes into collision with com mon sense it is the former that must give way. A negro was brought before him charged with violating section tip of the code, which refers to the beatin4 of car pets, rugs, etc. The magistrate discharged the prisoner, saying it was absurd to arrest anyone on such a charge. "I have my own rugs beaten almost every week, and where can the work be done any better than in the yard." Ex-Minister Straus tells a new one on Bret harte. He says that when Harte was sent to Glasgow as the United States consul he asked the secretary of state for instructions. The secretary told him that he was going abroad with laurels on his brow and that he should be careful not to browse on his laurels. Representative Sibley of Pennsylvania, who was elected to the Fifty-sixth con gress as a democrat and to the Fifty-sev enth as a republican, was making a trust speech. "What side is Sibley taking?" asked Representative Nevin of Representa tive Kyle. "I don't know," said Kyle. "1 only heard him talk for iS minutes. He may have shifted since then." Rev. Frank P. Bachelor of the South Congregational church, Hockanum, Conn., has resigned his pastorate because leading members of his flock refuse to abandon the culture of tobacco. Mr. Bachelor hates "the filthy weed,"' but as tobacco raising has been long the chief industry of that section the thrifty Yankees did not see their way to meeting his views. Reports from Paris declare that Fox hall Keenie of New York and Baroness Rothschild were voted among the best skaters at the recent opening of the skat ing season at the Cercle du Bois de Bou logne. The ice was level as a mirror and the pastime was enjoyed throughout an ideal Paris winter day. The famous skat ing rink of Paris is patronized by nobility and the ultra-fashionable, both as partici pants and spectators. Rev. J. J. Wicker, pastor of the First Baptist church of Trenton, N. J., admin istered a sound threshing to a student from Princeton who insulted several young women on the street. He chased the offender a block. pummeled him in the most approved style of the prize ring and then turned hhn over to the police. The preacher appeared against the young mani in the police court the next day and on his evidence a ftnc of $So and costs was imm posed.