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BUTTE INTER MOUNTAIN
luaved Bey Bening, BExcept Swendy. ADDRSS ALL MAIL 1TO INTER MOUNT 4IN PUIBLISHI'IG CO. 16 West Granite Street, Butte, Mons. SUBSCRIPTION RATES. Per Year, by mail, in advance...... $7.5 By Carrier, per month............. .I7 TELEPHONE NUMBERS. Editorial Roomsa......... 4a--(3 rings) Business Oftdc............. 41-(i ring) The Butte Inter Mountain has branch offlces at Anaconda, Missoula. Bloaman and Livingmton, where subscription and adwertising rates will be furnished upon application. The Inter Mountain can be found at tihe oellowea out-.o-town newtt stands--East arm News Company, Seattle. Wash.; Shanks & Smith, Hotel Northern, Seattle, Wash.; Salt Lake News Stand, Salt Lake. Utah; Twenty-fourth Street News Stand, Twenty-fourth Street, Oaden, Utah; lar aloew Bros., Salt Lake. Utah; L. Ii. Lee, Palace Hotel, San Francisco; Portltnd Hotel, Portland. Ore..: Postoflice News Stand, Chicago. Ill. SATURDAY, FEIIRUARY 14, 1903. TROUBLE ENDED The Veneauelan affair is an good as settled. It war a tempent in a teapot at best. The allies have conic to an ar rangement with Vleneuela and have issued Instruction:, for the immediate raising of the blockade. The bIlockading squadron will begin to move at once, and by IMon day the hilckailcd ports will Iee free to the slhi,s f cotlnuerce. The articles of the protocol are interpreted by the various natilons to the sa:tisfaction of all, 'tnited States Mitniter llowen signing for Venczuela. Venezuela will pay her det tnn thlie .n atallment plan and the huiub el ill C.olne t an end. n.lalnd, e rrmally and I, rante - 1i l gt their to,,ney. bht the honor thevy vill ,.'t out of the atlair wvill Ie asmnalil. IEILINQIJENT TAX BII.I. There is a measure now leflore the state senate which merits early anid swift and t; sure dlestruction,. It is that bill whichl has t for its purpose the repeal of the law re itliring the plublication of delinquent tax lits. 'Possibly it had its origin it the mistakenl lation that the cost of this publi cation is a pulllic charge: lut, whatever t the motive. the bill is one which makes it decidedly harmful to 1te best interest, of jj the taxpayers and the whole public. h The present legislatulre alrealy has passed a bill repealing a recent act coin- s pellinttg the putlicatitn of occupation ti licenses. l'erlthalp. there was merit in such t a repeal. At Iany ratc a law requiring sutch E a Iublication is not at all in a class willth ti that statute requtirintg that publicity bIe given to the fact that taxes ntn property c are delinquent. C Lest some may think the, Inter 1lottltain I ,Leaks from intcresteld motives iln this re ;ard. it might he pointed out that the item i of delinquent tax Ipublications is ,one which c clues not enter into the calculations of a 1 newspaper lpublishted in a city the sie of t Butte. In fact, the publication of the a delinquency list inl a city is always a t Iturdlen to the nlcawpaper rather thalt a henefit. In the smaller towns, however, t the item is one which means much to tile publisher of the small town weekly, and figures largely int his statement of income. The proposed law prolposes to dol himt a great injustice: but. that aside., there are other and weighty rea-s.ns for the defeat of the bill. In the first iplace. the cost of thle publica tion falls on the delinquent rather than on the public. Such lpublication, however, is getcerally recognized as the only lmeans of preventing tile title thief and land shark taking advantage of the carelessness, neg lectfulness or ignorance of the property owner. No greater injustice could Ibe done toe owner of a piece of lantd thanl to close himt out on delinbtntcey proceedings with out giv\'ig hin notice; ain what more economical method of giving notice is there thllta by publicationtt The publication of the dclinquent tax list i, a safeguard to the individual tax payer and a decided benefit to the public treasury. There is nll Ileell, nor is there a demand for its repeal. This senate meas ure should by all means be defeated. BRYAN AND HEARST In nominating and eloquently adlcatit,, \V illiam t. Ilearst for president of the United States, as lie tlid at the Jetller.sot club, Mr. Bryan has proved tile wisdom of the Americant'people itn twice rejectinig him whent he was himself a candidate for that high office. To seriously propose a man like Hearst as the successor to Washitt. ton, I.incoln, Grant and .McKinley is an insult to every intelligent and self-respect ing citizeni of the rcpublic, and should for ever dispose of 1Mr. Blryan as a factor in the intelligent discu.sitn of the cuttntry's affairs. The democracy has done some foolish thingl, notably when it consented to make Mr. IBryan a candidate for president, but it would balk should it ever clotnu face to face with a propo,ition to make tile little yellow editor its standardt.earer in a national campaign. There are certain phases of political idiocy that even the democratic party wotuld not be guilty of. AFTER RICH SPOIL It was inevitable that the Fair millions, or that portion of them involved in the estates of Mr. and Mrs. Charles 1.. Fair, killed in France in all automobile accident, should get into court in the shape of a contest between heirs. After the death 'of the Fairs a settlement was effected by which the heirs of .Mrs. Fair, the Smith family, accepted only the value of Mrs. Pair's estate. This was a settlement made out of court antd was said to be satisfac. tory. Considering what a tmagnilicent bo tanza a legal contest would mtean to law. yers the public was surprised to hear that an amicable settlement had been made. Now the case is to take the ilnevitable course. The Stitlt fainily hIas taken legal advice antl t\ill ieludiat. the sel!cb:menl by whilch they reclived $25o,.o0o and will go into court and make ia fight for the husbanl's estate, vialed at $6.o0o.0oo. They Ianse their claim nt :lleged lnew evi dence that Mlrs. Fair lived at aiinuttes after her husaisnl, expireI. and iwas therefore the legal heir to his property. The de' fendants in this contest will be Mr. Fair's sisters, Mrs. (clrichs and Mrs. Virginia Fair Vanderbilt, Herman Oelrichs, Joseph Harvey and Charles S. Neal, executors of the will of Charles L. Fair. It cost tile heirs of the late Senator Fair $2,ouo,ooo in lawyers' fees to settle the original contests, and the present threatened litigation promises almost as rich pickings for the lawyers. Whether the contestants will have the good sense to get together and make another aml final settlement of their differences out of court and thus defeat the purpose of legal harpies remains to be seen. They will not if the lawyers can help it. The spoil is too rich. WHO PAYS THE TAXES? Addressing the conmminttee of the whole house fromt the floor yesterday, Speaker White made some timely and iltercsting remarks on the subhject of taxation. Nat. urally there is no topic which touches tile average taxpayer quite as closely as this. Iheing a taxpayer and a mtan familiar with affairs. Speaker .White spoke front his heart. 'I he proposition under discusiw on was a proposition to make the state examiner check all tax rolls, a manitestly absurd suggestion, as any one familiar with the work of county officers and the office of the state aexatlitler is aware. Very car Itestly antld from honesIt convicttonsl the getntlleiti who haId spokenl in l..-hal of the plan had broullght forward the old ar gumnlet that the poor man pays the taxes and tile great corporatiolns escape. Speaker White denical absolutely Ithat the premalises of thlls argument were true.ai i l poinltted out that int this state the poor man dloaes iWIt pa:y the taxes, and he shllowed very clearly that the corporatliols anld ithe wealthly concerns that do business in Mlon t;lana pa,:y their full proportion of the reve ntale that is raised for state and coutty Ipurposes. While what ihe said is knowan t, all who have investigated the matter evena sialt.rfcially, it is refresling to fiald a lllan ill his pInlsti. t having tShe llol(nestay a;lld the c:anlltlfr and tilhe dlliregard tof dentla gogic metlhod to raise his voice in opposl lion to, a cry which is always ppualtlar. As Speaker W\Vllite justly sati, tile cor pIorations pay ithea great irolortion of tile taxes pail in the statat of, Molntana. More over, they .pay quite their lull proportionla. tfine lleaMs a dleal aof corlporatilntas pattinglI ill their prloperty at less tlanll aclual value to the assessor, andlll one hears lthlllg at all it merchantts aalnd farmers aind proprae tors oif asmall prtopertties returniing all h surdly sia:ll v;aaation for their stocks, thelir cattle. their crops andtl tilner other holdings. Ilow Illlany cattle ownters, for itt stance'. or lhow manay owners oif iantds of tsheepu' in Monltanllal return , the asstessor the actual figures aon their property: Ifluow maany asmall merchants thint k for a imoeant'e tof gaslltu tlh assessor tlhe correct valua lion on theirl stocks: I he Inater .lMountain ais n. t u ttedting tlhe cotrlporaltions,l It is not sayitll 4hat the coarrprations pay taxes oli the nll valua ioni oif aill Itheir property. I hi( Intter lolllnlltain dou's s;ay. lhowevecr. atnd what it sa)s is harin out by the tact s, that tele corporltions dot litng busintess in Montalna pay all atnd nore thanl their ptrolportioln ot the taxes tlhat are paid, and tlhat iI there are any beeficiariest fromn low valuationst the so-caulled pour lell- the lllell (f mlloder ate lecanlls-are the ones whoa coaTlae withitn that clastihcatao11. THE MINING INDUSTRY The business of Butte dependis upon the mining industry of this camp. If the mlin ing inldustry is prosperous Butte will be prosperous. If thile mines are not pros Iperous the townl anid its mercantile and conlllercial interests musllllt suffer corre spondllingly. It was proper, therefore, that the Blusi Ines Men's assocciation at its recent ban luet should give some attention to thle mining industry, and what Mr. (;oodale said on this topic was fuIll of interest and will help to keep, Ilutte before the public in a creditabile way. It is somnething for a mining camp to have produced upwards of ,t,000,lo000. pounds of crpper, -oo,ooo,ooo onctles of silver and 00oo.oo ounces of gold. Ilad Mr. (;oodale done somne figuring as to what this has. addled to the wealth of the world, to labor interests, to agriculture and husiness interests generally, the public would hatve had some interesting facts for contemplation. Mr. G(mdale touched uplon this point in sa suggestive way, heln he said that tile Inlportance of the minincg enterprises of Iutte to t ther parts of Montana, and to other states, is bhlowni in all estimate of the amount of coal which has been re quired for tile extractlion and reduction of the j,,co,ooo tonlls of copper ore anld the quanctity of timber used unldergroulnd- 6,0oo,uoo tonlls of coal aind 772,0oo.ooo feet of timber, lie addcd that at the present tilme about i ,oo00 men ;are eimployed by the iniincg companies of Itutte, inciluding the works at Anlaconda andl Great Falls. lanifestly it is of the first importance to the business interesti of Blltte and Montanla that the mining industry be enl cour,.ged, and one way to do this is to protect it from unjust assauits which every citizen Lniows it has beei subjected to ill the past. It is claimed that I lioisin s Ianlllg sight ib ol a pLclliar kindl a.ii that thCere are someic things thatt lie cniiicot bee. Hlis ail meIllnt may hIe cry severe. but we trust that he cani ee ,chat cverywoly else rees--his finish. The press dispatchiies say that a whole sale dealer in lire exitmiigishers has just died in New ,1 rk. It does not state whether he took any ul hIts products with hiinm. A Kan:as farineri .soi is said to be shining in London sci.ety. I, outbtless the father will make hay while the soil is :li nit i .;, P'resident Roosevelt is daily doing stunllt with the foils anld thie kaiser is composing a new battle hymn. I here is war ill the air. A \\ashigAton dispatch says: "lhe new french :ml,assador eas lornit.ally presented to .ir. lihJCescelt'h lasily oil Saturday." c I:,,, ;:ti uS the .\la-ka delegation Ipresctlttsl!t the president with a moose's head, tr.. I;ut s;lit can he want with a French ;mibastorlar 'lle poor in London are dying from hunger like sheep. The king's physicians tell us that he is sullterng from having eaten too much. So runs the world away. 'I h question of allowing the convicts in the Missouri penitentiary to make shoes is blefore the legislature. The statesmen i'houbl lnt their foot on it. The ministers are waging a war fur dry Sundays. What, dry Sundays as well as dry sermons? Hlung be the heavens with flack I A Itoston professor says that pretty girls do not make good wives. 'I he professor, of course, is boosting the lloaton girls. 'The wife of Russell Sage iought a par rot three weeks ago, and ,sy this time no doubt the bird can figure interest. WHAT HAPPENED TWENTY ONE YEARS AGO TODAY Why Just Reed These Extracts From the Files of the Inter Mountain of That Date and Be Made Wise. A great many people are talking oi hav ing an extra session of the legislature called for this winter and the governor will likely be petitioned to call an extra session. W. A. (lark intended to leave for Ilurope this morning, but he was delayed on account of the non-arrival of his train. Sol Weil, an angel of commerce, who is well known in this city, arrived last evening and is today unloading his stock of latest stories on the boys. t'he Alice mill, which has been closed for the past three days for a cleanup, was reopelned this mornllng and is running smoothly. This is the coldest day in the history of this city. In the morning it was jj de grees below zero and the thermometer has Iwen, hovering around the Jo degree below mark all day. The Alice compa;ny tols morning shipped in liars of bullion which are valued at l o,000. The entertainmtents which were booked fr this evening have been postponed until after the severe weather has passed. Ihie Mullan l'ass mounttains are covered with from eihlt to ten feet of snow and. traffic in that direction is impossible. In Justice Wilcox's court this morning it. 1. Wilber, the manl who hIlas ienl swin lling people abshout town, was placed un der a $Jio blnd. lie is now prosperslg In the county jail. The funeral of .Xtcholas I reger, the youngll minner, occurreti *today. lie was a younig man of excelkitt habits and was the picture of health, lie had beenl sick only a few days. For the first tinle this winter the t tali & Northern was blockaded bty snow this mlorning. Inc train which was to have reached this city last night got atuck nit Ileaverhead canyon. A snow plow will bi sent to get the train out. When the thel'iomneter 'was 30 below this nmorning a drunken tuan on Alain street took off his cost and declared it was too warm. The man is thought to be a I Helena resident. AIlways the Samei The New York Dentists Endorsed. BUTTE, Mont., Feb. 6th, 1903. NEW YORK DENTAL PARLORS: Gentlemen-After giving the full upper gold bridge you put in for me in place of the cumbersome plate I had worn for years, a fair trial, it affords me the greatest pleasure to recommend your work and methods. I had imagined the operption would be tedious and painful, but to my surprise and satisfaction it was neither, and has been comfortable and useful beyond my expecta tion. Sincerely yours, 5 DANIEL COOK, 738 West Broadway crown and bridge work, the most r artistic of all dental attainments. eall. You are welcome to our ad vice. A io-Year Guarantee o charge for extracting when teet are ordered. With All Work. $5-FULL SE T TEETIh-$5 Call and Examine Them Our Prices Ne er Change. Why Pay More? Gold Bridge Work ...........85.00 Gold erowns..... ............. $5.00 Gold Fillings............... .00 Silver Fillings ................. .50 Painless Extracting,............ .50 NEW YORK DENTISTS' Over Symons.' O West Park St. Opposite P.O. HOURS-8:3o a. m. to;9:oo p. m. Sunday 1o to 4. Lady In Attendance. * Phone 975 A, il ~ i !lIl llllllll~llll I I II II 14.. LEGISLATIVE GOSSIP SI', IA!. TO) THE. t'TAR MOLNTAIw'. llHelena, Feb. s4.-Prior to the adjourn mi-l of the senate yesterday afternoon until . o'clock Monday the special com inittee on committees reported its selec tions for the steering committee. The senators selected for the important duty arc: Hoffman, Meyer, Cullen, Whipple and Anderson. Speaker White did not aplpoint his five members of the joint Steering committee yesterday, but is to do son today. It is understood all five are to be republicans. * * * The ways and means committee of the house will introduce today or Monday a inbstitute for Miller's bill, providing for the compensation to Ibe pail sheriffs for the transportation of convicts to the peni tentiary at D)eer Lodge. Miller's measure gave the sheriffs 5 cents a mile for this duty. The substitute provides that on a einvict being sentenced the sherif shall notify the prison authorities, who shall thereupon send a guard to the place where the convict is held and escort him to Deer .Lodge, the state to pay the guard his actial expenses for the work, together with a compensation of $3 a day. For ho! these many weeks Representa tive D)avid Hilger of Fergus county has longed to occupy the speaker's seat as chairman of the sommittee of the whole. Yesterday his opportunity came. Speaker White called him to preside and Hilger was overjoyed. His colleagues on the floor, however, undertook to play horse with the gentleman from Fergus. with the result that Hilger developed traits at which the late Thomas Brackett Reed would have shied. Hilger was a czar from the moment he took the chair until hlie left it finally in great relief to himself and the members of the house. "The gen tleman is out of order" was his stock re sponse to the insistent cry of "Mr. Chair. mian," and on more than one occasion tih gentleman was decidedly in order, buf Ililger was taking no chances with what lihe knew was a band of joshers. While he as presiding there came up or consideration in committee of the whole the substitute for house bill No. . the hill which proposes to graduate the fees which shall be paid by state tanks for the regular examination by the state examiner. The graduation is made it thle capital stock of the banks. Neces sarily much of the original act in rela tion to the state examiner now on the statute books is repeated in the measure. The reading of these several repetition passages gave occasion for the introduc tion of a number of amendments in re gard to the duties of the official. One which came in was to compel the state examiner or his assistants to cfiek all tax rolls int the state. (;iltenan put in a vigorous protest to this class of amendments and then Speaker White got the floor, lie made a nice little, straight-from-the-shoulder talk about absurdities of this kind-imposing work on the state examiner that forty ex aminers could not do and then, if it were done, it would be found of no prac tical value. He took occasion in the course of his remarks to refute the oft repeated and false statements that the great corporations escape taxation and the small holders of property are the ones who are compelled to pay. lie showed that the corporations pay their proportion, and more than their proportion, of the taxes that arc paid. It was a sensible and timely talk, and it made the speaker mant friends, for it takes a bold man to .Stand up itn the face of a popular cry. Then Hhilger examined the amendment and found that it had tnot been properly drawn. He ruled thereupon that there was nothing before the committee. Instantly there was a volle of ointa of order fired at the chairman from various parts of the hall, for Hlilger was manifestly wrong. It was all good-natured, however, and no one took offense. One representative took an exception from the ruling of the chair that he was out of order, to the intense delight of the house, and then, to its still further delight, Hilger arbitrarily ruled that the chair had been sustained. At this point Giltenan came to the rescue. lie moved that the committee rise, report proress and ask leave to sit again. This motion prevailed-the commit. tee of the whole presented its report and promptly the house resolved itself into committee of the whole again-but this time Speaker White called Swindlehburst to the chair. No one enjoyed the situation more than HIilger himself. The bill, House Bill 52, however, goes to the bottom of general orders and may not come up for some time. The committee had to put in its time with other measures which were called for. Just when the new apportionment bill wm make its appearance no one seems to know. The matter is in the hands of the committee on apportionment and representa tion, but that committee has not yet been able to get matters in shape to present a bill which will be satisfactory all around. A sub-committee is laboring with the mat ter. Representative 'samst's bill for the crea tion of commissioner distracist doubtless will produce all kinds of tribulation, for no man whoever sat in the legislatre of Montana has ever been able to frame a bill in relation to county commissioners which met with general approval. The Faust bill provides that prior to the election of apo6 the sitting commissioners shall divide their counties into three districts each. Then in the election of the year named a commissioner shall be chosen from the first district for six years, one from the second district for four years and one from the third district for two yeses. Thereafter there shall be one commissioner elected every two years from the districts in their turn, each commissioner so elected to serve for six years, The members of the house and senate have received invitations to go to Great Falls next Saturday to be the guests of the Great Falls serie of Eagles that night and the night following. Moat of the meal ,ers wall accept.. ABOUT PEOPLE O, G. Fredericks of Helena arrived an Butte last night. Robert Johnson of Great Falls is a Butte visitor. Mrs. William T. Vincent, wife of the private secretary of H. W. 'l'urner of the Butte Electric company, is recovering at St. James' hospital from the effects of an operation for tuberculosis glands of the neck. L)r. O. Y. Warren of Warm Springs was in Butte last night. Norman B. b-olter and IU. P. Patenudle, who are members of the firm of the Holter Hardware company of Helena, arrived from the capital last night ana are at the T'hornton. Patrick iH. Scanlan, the well-known traveling passenger agent for the Chicago. Milwaukee & St. Paul railway, is at the Thornton. T. U. West and wife of Lewistown are at the Butte hotel. T. J. \\'alsh and T. C. Bach, Helena at torneys, are in the city on business. A small but select party of married cou ples gave a sleighride party to the Nine Mile house Thursday evening. Dancing, supper and a general good time was had. Those attending were: Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Rippe, Dr. and Mrs. Brown, Mr. and hirs. Keenan. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Ger ald, Mr. and Mrs. James Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Jewell Smith. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Smith. Mr. and Mrs. Fitzaerald. Expert Examination Of the eye made free of charge by a GRADUATE OPTICIAN We guarantee perfect satisfaction not only in the glasses but in the frames also, which is quite essential. Tewle & Winterhalter Jewelers md Optlaas 2S Weet Park SLt., btte, Met. VALENTI N.[S New ones: Comics for fun, nice ones for your friends, beautien for your best girl. All kinds and prices. New Stationery, New Books, all the Magazines. EVANS' BOOK STORE 1s4 N. MAIN ST. Walker's Liquor House SELLS OLD CROW --SIX YBRRS OLD Half Plnts ..0I Quarts.... $LO Punts ....... Te alons..S5.00 12 W. PARK ST. BUTTE Grees, Choles Alfalfa at Whit. 401 S. Main St. DR. HUIB POeK1 Thirteenth doctor of Cn:na from garad. father down. Born and schooled in the profession. Treats all diseases, making a specialty of chronic troubles.: Consult me. say Soutkx Main St. DRL. T. G. HEINE Ev, Ear, Noe and Throat Diseases of men and women. Office so4 and sos Pennsylvanla block, W. Park street. Oftee teL, 899,. Residence 6s6 S. Mantans street. 'Phone 7paM. Six Million Dollars Spent by the U.P.R. R. Co. In improving what was originally the meast track in the West. RBSULT A comparatively straight and levd roadbed ballasted with dustless Sher. man granite, rendering possible the highest rate of speed, together with the greatest degree of safety. The magnitude of the work must be sees to be appreciated. WHAT DOES IT MEAN? * olid comfort, security and pleasure to our patrons. ARE YOU GOING EAST? If so, you cannot afford to go via any other than this ROYAL HIGHWAY. Further information on application personally or by letter to H. O. WILSON, O. S. L, Butte, Montana. J. D. M'l3B3QOm, VETERINARY SbUtEO... Honorary griJuate of the Ontario Veters inary College of Toronto, Canada. Treats all diseases of domesticated animals nc. cording to scientido principles. Oflio at Marlow's stables, so4 South Mail street. Telephone spy. All eases prompt. ly 'attended to. WAH J. LAMB'S Ctcr.bratcu "Mt .401e tarium. Guarsates to sure all dieases by means ao famous Chil neco medicines, eves before introduced late this country, whis have eared thousands, and can cure yor, Advice free. No. 9 West Galena streetl sutte. Mastns. All kinds of oeal and wood. @ITIZENSI' @01A 00e V~P 4 East Broadway. WANTED Solicitors. Call or address Circulator. 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