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issued Brry Evening, Except Sun,day.
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The Jutteo Inter Mlountain has bran, h
offices at Anaconda, Missoula. I.:,'mnn,
and Li:ingstonI. h'ere sIubscriptwo and
advcrtising rates ,.ill be fu nishe'd raton
The Inter AlMountin ,an be found at the
foll,,owing out-of-to ne ,E'cs stands -/. list
rn News Company. Seattle, II ',.sht.
Shanks & Smith. Hotel Northern, .,ratt le.
I|'ash.; Salt Lake .Ne'is Stand. Salt Lake,
L'tah: Twentyv-foulth Street News .Stond
T_'tenty.fonlth Street, Ogden, I',tah; an.
anlow Bros.. Salt Lake. Utah ; L. Ii. Lee.
P'alace Hotel, Son lFranciseo; Paorliand
Hotel, Portland. Ore.; Postoffice News
Stand. Chicago, Ill.
For Mayor--lenry iiMeller.
For City Treasurrr-M. A. Berger.
For Police Alagistrte-Thonmas loyle.
For Aldermene
First Ward---T. Al. Lynch.
Second Ward P. i. Lally.
Third l'ard--lohn Paige.
Fourth lI'ard- 1. 11. Gallagher. '"
Fifth Ward-... C'. Stevens.
Sixth I'ard-E. C. Crase.
Seventh li'ard-Hliram Ilendersn.
Eighth Whard--. II. McOQee',,y.
FRIDAY, MARCll 27, son,.
There are signs that Mr. Mueller % ill also
run well in Billings. But litter uthani that
for the god iiame of the city he m ill runI
nwll and Iriumphrl atly ii llutte.
\Wc alj ire Missoul~a not to permit the
flies ti alight ion her project "toucilhiin' of
and aplp'rtaiiin' to" a vinegar futenry.
Whetn ai fly httzze'.r aroundiil a vinegair site it
is a: had sign.
Sir Th'li,.: s L.iltoll. tihe di-tii.e tlseie , I
aten melc.rith.eit , has i i .elre'd ~i, tehi.e, i: I,
Ill for $eoe,,n,,,, . 'he iietei'r, t.iinl rg i
that Sir Tfho as was uinable to tinle ia t yll
pllan that Lult e ill t Iay price se11 hir
iieinue n itiy eii int geting lickl I ii S nudly
' he Intr I. Mountaini wsiihes tilt 1 .(t if
I4,' Mn h8lu k t ,o illlllh '- ill sh a Il iltte r i f
Sbcl rilg a ~noiithi mIsill II r that nlltrprti
iog town. \\ h1(.1 tIhl- projeCr c was Ilutlih.e th
fIt" h tL s a liarge porti,,n "I f the moneytlll Ll
d i sired was tbcrbllll e ( 'd. l."o l lnllg , : la ,l g
fis I hnt-l, a i r, rl one sitlt . 1 1.h i hl e 't.uht
ihied whtr'e. ireait Iialli hioiuld have' a t
ear th.it Ithlli s u l.l d li, ,t eI l in ltl iii
thi, v.iio ul i l r i c.
Sir I i:tnL g I heIl Tung, the iitew ( i i
tn::inuterl lit, arrived at Siit I t, lt ,l
I1e wi'l have ul e fi r all hl. aih lity to Ir.
tip t, te hi:igh st. ni i d, it il,:> rri do,, -
s'r. the a ablil . and dl il uiti lcshed \Ir. Wit.
Loi was Ly all odd, tie ablet-i it i-,im nai
ever isent to tlhis country, i,. t evi-t except- l
in; li ll :t I 1. It ici . i he ,hliTsretnce lbe
twcenl \Vu :t, I.i wa:: that the f ,r:ncr u ias t
a statesia:in awlt a ,h, l.ir, iwhile the lat
ter was a p lt:ctucian .in:,l the alblet grafter
of his race. h
1 here is another count in the already w
strong illictttrent against tint as food. A si
disatchll rcTivecd yeterlday states that all d
the ldoig of tihe British Antarctic expedi
tilon have died of a pcculair itestiinal di- 0
ease. Explorer Baldwin noted this fact
atlld recalls the circut stance that his ex
pedition lost -'5 out of 400 dogs front a
lilk, tau . linves tiatlion leads lialdwin to
belierv his doigs died of poisonitg due
to eatinig ft icd fish. Fish lpoi.joniu,t has
cau:ed enough deaths in the human family
to almost justify the cimin'ta ont of
Friday friom the caleltdar. At thi same
time fresh fish when properly broileld,
hboiled or ft ied, or the roe thereof, con
tribute a mosit delicious poison and one
that is difficult to resist.
Senator Clark of Montana is the prin
cipal factor in a railroad that is being
built frotm lDaggtt, in Southern Ctalifor
ttia, through the Mojave desert and past
Death "alley to Salt Lake. Notwithatand
ing the fact that this road when cotm
plcted will be of immense benefit to the
country through which it wiill run, the
Boston Transcript specaks of the cnter
pricse in unfriendly, not to say ill-natured,
terins. In the course of an editorial it
Just now Senator Clark of Montana has
in his keepinig the key to a colossal utn
dertaking. A railroad is to be built fromt
Iaggett thlrough the Mojave desert and
on to Salt lake City.
The delitite route which it is to take is
kept a profounld secret, but the sencator
and his fellow-projectors and capitalists
might add very materially to their work
itng resources if they would give it up for
such a contsideratio as those clamoring
for it woul lie willing to pay. It is
known, however, that it is to run through
a territory immensely rich in gold and
silver, atnd which possesses practically
the tonly supply of borax known to exist
in the Utnited States, as well as vast
nitre deposits. Now we get our nitre
from Chile. With this virgin supply
made available and a necat tariff placed
upon it, it would be as comfortable a
amonopoly for the parties who ,tight coime
into control of it as there is in the United
States. "And all this wealth is embraced
in public land that can be had for the
Just now the borax trust, upon which
the Clark railroad is likely to infringe,
has that peculiar monopolistic distinction.
The Pacific Coast Borax company gets all
its product out of one mniine in so highly
refined a state as to ale almost really for
use, andl in sutlcient lljanltitie's to supply
the markets of the I'o ted States. It pro
cured the bcnetit of a prohibitury tariff in
the Dingley act, so that our total annual
imports of the article are between $j,ooo
and $oa,ono, while the company's output
last year was more than a million dollars
in value. But an expert of the geological
survey says that the colpany's supply is
small comparedC with the deposits farther
north in 1)(eath valley. The Pacific Coast
ltorax copalny lays claim to t these also,
antd when Senator ( lark's railroad passes
that stay a very pretty fight may bhe looked
Thle 'ITra,( rit rfrs to Senator (Clark
andl othlers whlo are associated with him
iln this ernterprise as "land grabbers" and
s.. .krs for oppoltunity to acquire fabu
loul wealth with small effort or risk." It
is Ithe sale old chlarge that has ccn made
against all the, bI:ihler, of railroad lines
in the West and it woutll be strange if
it reflex tedd the public sentiment of an en
lighttlened community like Hoston. The
West Itneeds all the railroads it can get.
I hose it now has have been of iicalcu
lable vllll to the coulntry. The one pro.
jected by Senator (:lark will open to
homleseakers mnllions of acres which with
out railroad facilities would lie unlpro
dluctivc and profitless for generations. If
the senatoir gets tangleda up with the
borax trust it may lae bad for the trust,
lint it is dillcult to see where consumers
are to he injured.
Mr. Mueller wotild admlittedly tmake the
bhusiness, mlayor" that a good inany citi
rens h\ave beern exprssinllg a dlesire for and
it is lo. alup .lasae ta the citizalens to do
their part in placing him in charge.
hin cnsentinig to, make the race sMr.
Muieller shows a williingnass to make a very
Soinsidernalr le sacriflice in the matter aof his
ot n htinesslr for the public goodu. TIhe
a ity will hiave t1uch molare ti ainl by hit
h latioa thain will Ir. lruellei, althoughtl
th li ,honor a,f lifting the lntlinicil;.litly oult of
its prel ti cola lition anal putting it ill
lh,.at aiy It" trataul t a "husi.tir lasis." i.
i.omlthin lthat iwol appeal l t, l sailt mien
aol fill aoubt toll \tr. lMueller as stronll ly
as to ainy other. Intt ini thlie liutell a, hiis
l a ttii l woud i illt t muc lh liore ii the
tt, oaf uat a.li ,i a,, .a l I b hti t tli the it ity
.mli t hthe t ia , i s Phan, to Mri. Nlallhr.
\\hil,. h i, hl. ill ,,i "Il l ;i haia vy ti a
,in h i; tim e ., l, is ;it. ih a-. tillinli I. ;ta
ell it, tlhe Ihi tI i, all a lthe nI Iltatuliibentl
lup in ah- I.'upl th tal ke hint ..t liii \laord
;a i utt h11 iii a1111 11 ii h iita f thl a its. attarir .
Ihr+11' , ut i ' l .t , iltl elt, i t a, l tl. l, ,'I1 o f If
,hlI tit I,. Hll 42 ,l Ih11., m, hl: t i f flh :22
thro,,vit1: tnu h ihtl,+ ,,t the Itull.,h n h, I.
h ry. It " ,i l,,;lIt nl t 11 'I m it2,,t2 i 2 1
th ' i t111 h ,lat til ', I ; . In t II, tt thl, .nrt't,,t ,1
1.ib .,r tid nt. it I , at it l1111:1,. 2sill ,1,1 n
l2 .1t Ittlt l t o . '1 5l n 1 , 2h 2:tJ '. I, 1lh,2 2
illitird'r oif Illlit, .J'l IuI, rt ; tll n21 .
Ihe plic,,' thecr;' lt,;t ht nusutv hra r w,.t
',lll l i:tl, 4l :\ 2,I,+ 1 2t 2 ,I, t ll e ti2t12
t, . b, le ".Id trill I,r ,I .,'l . . 2 .. , oI::, l d
l',. at:1 had ", mr ,t,., tr i ttIHim, tIu di k
,out ,of thlte Ii ,,l . tul If,- Ilt tn ., hl, tei r to
2:,,h uI he S-id 2 e - mI trI IltIt. :, i! he
": ,, ll ,'' 21 t, 2 k :! I: l 11,,l2, k." h1ut tl. t2
t mi,11y Lelrt 1t2' ,lr r he t . d : t cull t
m.e 11t him .witl, the triIn . 1 1
'T It. te,; tiu n g y f 1'. n, 11'. 1,. 2 n th.t
h1, I n' e.i l I'.rn ]lP :l t-2mm ittA l 2h, (r2 n
or hired · ,no,, ut tno ,I, it ..a pro,,,.rly
treated a i :t pet:n. : ,a l ',I' o . t. : 21.42 did, I 2:t2
1cotta w2ithi22 the rang.2 :2 2d2rii, :. It
2 a, an opini:22 as hit It might 2 1 ry t 211
hae b1e22n 'ft unt xpre.2 2ed.d
The preclent outlook is that the uturder
will go duwn itn cri+,- iiud antal, as,.. tiln
Isolved mystery, such as tthe N itlin 1 our
der and the crime for w hich, lifolan1 l II.
M4olineux was so l.ng tn.uer the il had,' '
of de cth ut the elec tric chair,.
A new woe is ah2ot hanging ripe on
the tree for iMr. iBryian. 1)kmocratic
sent2inent is lundo:Iltedly crystalized
aroulnd David RI. Francis, et-mayor of
St. .Louis; cx- ,nvcrnor of .Ni ,,souri, 2and
the present energetic head of the St.
Louis World's Fair as the democratic
candidate for president. And if the con
veltion goes to St. l2ouis it will lie ex
tremely diflicult to keep the uomination
from going to Mr. Franci .
This movement will hit Mr. Bryan :he
t2ween the eyes like a 2sledge-ha mm2er.
Francis is a gold democrat alnd was2 called
to a high place ill the government by
Mr. Cleveland, who admires his character
and rohnst Amcrica.2nism.
The Francis movement is-rapidly atll uir
in2g 2nolncnttum and the World'. Fair is
certain to increase it. The manner in
which Mr. Francis tackled the kings,
queens, emperors and potentat2es genellr
ally of Europe and compelled each and
all of them to acrd exhibits to the big
American fair or state their reasons why,
showed the excellent metal lhe is made
of and has helped him with the American
people. From King Edward he wrested
the late Victoria's jubilee gifts, which of
themselves are at attractio2 n well worth
more than the price 1 of admission, o l'lit
ically this fcat ought to mean a lot of
delegates and votes for Mr. Francis, for
the American peoplet like to see a man in
the White house who does things.
His nomination aould bc a graceful
concession to the 2'West, for Mr. Flrancis
is essentially a W\\stern a2ll2n, represent
t ing its interests, its hopes and aspira
t ions much better than Mr. Bryan, who
has ceased to represent much of ani'thing
but himself.
a Of course Mr. 'Francis could not be
e elected. The people are far fromn ready
d to turn the country over to the demo
d cratic party that camte so close to bank
e rtpting it the last time it was placed in its
b charge. The next president will be a re.
publican and, according to present sched.
. ul', he will be it Butte May ay.
"The worlMl is certainly pretty small,"
declared James A. Murray, the Butte
banker and mining man, who has returned
from California where, with Mrs. Murray,
he spent a large part of the winter. Mrs.
Murray rcnmained on the coast and will re.
turn home later.
"It seemed as though wherever I went
in California, whether in San Francisco,
l.os Ang lee or in the remotest mnlnin
James A. Aurray.
sections of the state, I always ran across
some old Montana friend. Butte men are
everywhere and they are generally doing
pretty well."
Mr. Murray says that in San Bernardino
county he saw some very promising prop.
erties. Near the California line he saw a
remarkably rich property- a gold mine
that last year sold for a sum considerably
less than that which subsequent develop.
alnent has shown that it is worth.
Mr. Murray says that on the whole, how
ever. Montana offers pretty good chances
yet in a minitmg way.
A. . Noyes of I)illon is a Ilutte visitor.
IE. I.. lier-h) y of Mis.aula is a Butte
l'atIl j.ahnke f t 11 Iig I ile Basin has
I tr n ini ItlIle a few days.
hnt ,;reriswaitd of Illehna and wife,
Iere Nilss S,.oloitnit, who wetre married in
.ilkane' this arrtk. are Iutte visitors.
col. I' R. I ,olttan, fir,,merly a well
LIknon r idleht if tButte who is located'
in lahl. is visiting his Ilutte friends. Sen-i
air Dolimtta is lit, proper title now as he
w;as a 11memLItr of the uppelr house of the
l.tt Idaho .w ,sin.
\\ . .Mital of PuIller Splrinigs. Madi
sonI cout|l , is in Butt'e.
MIr. t:,a \lrs. t hb:at s I' . .Morris of Potty.
hio, hae jisit iretirn-d from an eastern
trap vitire in I tutti tday on their way
i. ., I .ti ill, the s..uptl rinitentlent of
thel F rt Sha;ta Iliili:i -chtol, arrived frota
" I tt i ih a I.,-t nright to ,itness the
h-,Lakt hlall c.sr I, t. -at'l thell girls from
theiii I l ;Iili the P'arochial school of
I.. M. l ln.-irts. , raIte a;.trst of the North
ern I':tiutr l"\lpress c ilompany i., here from
C,. \W. Iliemintig of i llislto is a Butte
i, . I'. o ,r : oi K.,tpIilT is a uest of tihe
I inh n.
I . i. lck lhave. fur Sal. Friancisco to
d:i to, le onet fir several ,ltititLi..
Mrs. Brune Tonight.
( e of the iim ost r ;. trii l..alr e dram atic
contributioni , cominig here this. season is
Mrl-. Ilru , ii, tihe, fa.cinatinig rima llance of
Sritintal li (":, ' t H":n .r,, " fl a the fertile
brainti and magic pen of F. Marion Craw.
hurd, and prep-artled io the st.:e by Elspy
Willi.am,. re markalle i the fact that the
plI. hasr ape alied te clutche.s of the the
tati l ctopus iat o alsorhl everything
gioil, and igaiti troit the fact that Mrs.
rune givt a plerfuormance that places her
upon the tamie artistic pedIestal with Bern
hardt. !)use tand others. When this bril
(tatt woman Ia played inl Boston recently
the cunservative press of the laub openly
andI unanimously proclaimed her the
'.\merican ilernhardt." and rarely had
that ol tnempt'le of Thespis, the Boston
thetater., wittassed such n seelle of enthusi
ana as rewarded her efforts after the third
act when she fairly carried her audience
"lff their feet" and received t4 curtain
The play is a wonderful one, and the
player even amore so. For two nights, be
ginnring tonight, it will re at the Broad
Tigers and Fallacies.
I t':lcutla Journal.]
The great 'oicess of the Duke of Con
naught in his tiger shoot will more than
ever convince the world that India is so
thickly infested with the striped beast of
prey that the traveler takes his life in his
hand when he ventures to this land of dan
gar. Mlany people thinak that tigers and
coalras arc the inevitable businesas of a visit
to India, with a dash of tsmallpox or chol
era thrownt in to keep the traveler from
fec'lting dull.
The Key to Success.
[ Rochiester Hierald.]
"Advertisig pays" has coamet to be an
axiom of matodersn business nethods. The
lasitesa man who tries to be successful
withtaut it is tempting fate instead of for
tuie. The American natiot today is reco
nized aaroad as the greatest industrial an4
.commercial proposition in the world-an4
the A.americai atation spends $25ooooood
antaually in advertising its business.
Drawing the Long Bow.
S('hicago Trihute.]
"Plr. iaosor," inqtuiredl the thoughtful
itember aif the class, adon't you suppose
there will collie ati me when all the coal
tali allh-l th t coal oil stored away in the
earth will have hetome exhtttsted ?"
"tcrrainly," said the instructor.
What will we do thet?"
We shall be playing harps, I hope."
Peace Breakerl
I Philadelphia Press.]
Just as it begints to look a little peace.
ful in the democratic party along comes
Colonel Watterson and musses things all
f up again.
Not Even the Party Sage.
i Dallas News.]
Mr. Bryti does not seem to be willing to
even pertit Mr, Cleveland to give advice.
SGreat Saturday Night Sale
Lewis' store announces special purchase
and sale of 200 samples White Lawn Shirt
Waists, made of very sheer lawn, beautifully
embroidered, values $3. $4, $5 and $6. All
one price, Saturday evening only. 7 to 10
in the busy Cloak and Suit section
Your Choice $1.95
These are model waists, mostly one of a kind and are entire
ly new end will be shown for the first time Saturday Night.
Sizes are 32. 34. 36--few 38 and 40. . . .
The Notion Sale attracted crowds See Yesterday's In
of interested buyers--Again today rie.Mountin for
Saturday's Attractions at
Lewis' Men's Store
4 "Arrow Brand" Collars 50c. 75c 4-in-hand 50c fancy Half lose
50C Ties, Bows
Oc and Scarfs--All one price 25c
Made of all linen, in all the today. Choice
new styles-no better satis- About 36 dozen to select
faction though you pay 25c from, mostly samples-Values
25c. 5oc at 25c.
Do you wear Sorosis Shoes? Over 3000 Butte women are
wearing them now-why not you? Sorosis Shoes are al
ways $3.50. Butte stores can and do charge $5 and $6 and
give you no better-Once a Sorosis customer, always one
Come and be fitted, its Just as essential to have your shoes
properly fitted as the dress you wear. . . .
Lewis' Dry Goods Co., AMontsn
And so the United Copper politicians
( ,r-revenue-only received another turning
(dsn last night. In the lhbor ticket was
ltlir only hope, and now that is gone.
They have succeeded in alienating every
source of strength in the city and have
only a three-man ticket in the field. Pat
Mullins, John Helehan and John Nelson
art- the only men they have been able to
cajole into taking their nominations, and
naow it looks as if Mullins was rather sorry
In permitted himself to be used in this
'The action of the labor party last night
marked the final break between the union
foIces of the city and the United Copper
c .umpany. It isn't possible to fool all of
tlh people all of the time, as a distin
gu'i,hed president of the United States
otice pointed out in an emphatic manner.
lithne it has proven impossible for the
t'nitcd Copper company to sway the labor
forces to its own ends. The labor party
dieclines to be made the tool of any cor
pIra:tion. It purposes to put its own ticket
int the field without a corporation candidate
t:nlated for any piace.
And this is as it should be. It makes a
flir, clean fight, and that is the sort of
f ht futte should have at the polls. For
itilf the Inter Mountain favors the other
full ticket in the field; that which resulted
fin, the citizens' movement for a non
partisan government, and that which has
the approval of both republicans and demo
crats. Nevertheless, the Inter Mountain
ha, an admiration for a fair and square
fe., one that stands on its merits and
r, jresents itself only and does not repre
s.nt some malign influence that seeks to
u-," a party and a party's name for its own
s, Iih oends.
Now what is left to the United Copper
co:tipany in the Way of political parties?
It has the not-to-be-trusted democrats and
the populists, the latter numbering 40 citi
.t s, while the former represents a portion
f the United Copper political pay-roll,
'1 is true that the pay-roll mentioned is of
cousiderable length, but it should not be
lung enough to saw any large chunk of ice
in this campaign.
* *
The inside story of the desperate at
tr opt on the part of the United Copper
crowd to use the labor party is interest
ing. Every inducement known was offered
to l.arry Duggan to have him get off the
ticket in favor of Pat Mullins, but all
without avail. Duggan stood pat. He had
,becº chosen by the labor party of the city
at.d he was true to the trust reposed in
him. First, he was offered a promise of
.thAc appointment as chief of police, pro
vided Mullins was elected, in case he
withdrew. This, of course, did not feaze
himn. Then other offers were made, and
finally came a proposition to give him the
nomination for treasurer on the proposed
fusion ticket, pulling off John Helehan, the
Unlited Copper nominee. Duggan declined
this as he had the other propositions. The
funny part of it all is that when Helehan
heard of the plan he was wroth and raised
various kinds of Cain, all of which has not
contributed to make things within the
United Copper ranks peaceful and har
It was a decided blow to the pride of
the United Copper crowd to have to chase
after Duggan in this fashion, for Duggan
is hated with a soulful hate in the United
Copper camp. This is because Duggan, in
the last legislature, of which he was a
member, obeyed the dictates of the people
who elected him, instead of taking the
orders of the New Jersey corporation. It
was in regard to the Fair Trial bill. Dug
gan, who had been elected by the votes of
the Silver Bow county labor party, re
ceived instructions from the central labor
body of this county and from other labor
organizations to vote in favor of the Fair
Trial bill. He did so. The United Cop
per company could handle the other labor
ites from Silver Bow, but they made a
mess of it in trying to handle Duggan.
He wasn't that kind of a man. Hence
Duggan "don't belong," so far as the
United Copper is concerned, and that com
pany wants his scalp.
t * Y
At this particular time-to use a phrase
worn to a shred by a certain orator in
the upper house of the Eighth legislative
assembly-it might be well to reiterate the
oft-repeated admonition-if you don't reg
ister you can't vote. And the time for
registering is short. At p o'clock tonight
the books will be closed. Of course they
will be open again one week from tomor
row for alteration and correction and for
the registration of those who have been
prevented by absence from the city or by
illness, 'from registering before, but for the
average voter today is the last in which
a name may be placed on the registration
To be a voter in this city election one
must be a male citizen of the United
States, more than as years old, a resident
of the state for one year, of the city for
six months and of the ward in which he
proposes to vote 3o days. It is pretty safe
to say that there are many hundreds of
men who have these qualifications who
have not yet registered.
r **
The Mueller ticket grows stronger day
by day, One does not have to delve very
far into public opinion to learn this,. It is
made up of fair, just and ,honorable men,
-men who can be relied upon to give a
good, clean administration to the city of
Butte and to hold the city's Interests first
always. Its absolute independence and its
non-partisan character give it immense
strength. It stalds for no faction, no one
party, but for all of Butte. Everybody
must realize that the time has come for
taking Butte's municipal elections out of
politics and out of factional warfare. The
interests of the city concern all the citi
sens-not a few-and the citizens' ticket
is a movement in the direction of having
those interests protected,
Telephone Girls Fear They Are to Be Put
Out of Places and Confer With
McDonald About It.
The first controversy between the newly
organized Telephone Girls' union and the
Rocky Mountain Bell Telephone company
has arisen, but it does not promise seri
ous results, though it was the topic of an
interesting discussion at a meeting of the
union last night.
The trouble began the other day when
a new girl made her appearance and took
the place of one of the toll girls. The
girl who was displaced had been in the
employ of the company for about four
years, while the girl who succeeded het
was a newcomer. The girls began to sus
pect that the company had a deep-laid
plot in mind and that the importation of
girls cut a very important figure in the
carrying out of the plan of action. A
protest was made against the substitution
of the stranger for an old employr.
It is vigorously denied by the company
that any plan exists for replacing all the
present union employes with newcomers,
as feared by the girls.
Last night andther new girl was substi
tuted for an old employe and then the
union meethg was held. It was decided
to insist that the company cease to import
operators on pain of a general strike in
the central and toll offices.
A committee called on President Dan
McDonald of the American Labor union
to confer with him regarding the proper
method of procedure and the ways and
means of putting a stop to the importa
tion, which they fear will ultimately lose
them their positions with the company if
not checked at the outset. It is not known
what took place at the conference and Mr.
McDonald has made no statement in re
gard to what manner of advice he gave
The girls did not demand the discharge
of the two operators that have already
been imported, but insisted that there
should be no more brought in. They have
kept right on answering calls and no fur.
ther trouble is feared.
Manager Miller of the Rocky Mountain
Bell company stated this afternoon that
the company had no intention, and never
had any intention of adopting the course
of action that was attributed to it in the
rumors that caused the girls' action last
night. He said that none of the girls are
being crowded out of their jobs in any
manner. Said he: "If people would
leave the girls alone everything would be
all right, but someone is always telling
them some foolish story and getting them
excited over nothing."
Something Wrong With Society.
[New York Mail and Express.]
That there must be something wrong in
the state of American society is indicated
by certain developments in the Burdick in
quest at Buffalo. The pople concerned in
the episode which culminated in a horrible
trggedy there were of the average sort of
American "business" people. They were
of native stock; they did not inherit dark
and mnurderous tendencies from Asia or
the sluggish Levant, nor bring poison vials
or stilettos with them ,from Italy. They
were, so far as blood, occupation and or
dinary habits of life were concerned, typ
ical enough of the country, And yet they
seemed to have latent in them all sorts
of dark ittptlsaa.

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