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Ieit taeM.at..the risk,. snbsorlber a .ales s s WrcltsMred letter, hoeek, or pestal or ea Ps es .er, parble to The Iadepedent Puba P dooiriat the Ispn.nmnn served at their pld., L**S bouiass eoma earder ºy ptal Iir ugh telebphmae N.. 1. Please ued'r e, deltrriveprmi/tly. Ad ts isure preapt isnartien, shelA bhe meere8 p. m. Rjete4 eeummuaieotien not returnable ma iees peotase is eeneed. TBIIMns Or srsUCIPTION. UT HAIL. r,n (uinogiadrq atu.day] per year......... 0 3Dl1i [l.ladnlus nudy] al mnths ...... 5 i oluela Sasday1} three meaths.... 2 s enlu lpday] perear......... 950 de[en.o 4aider] per meath...... 75 .1 I advanm, per er......... ,euilVan yl*per yeer....... 2 0o Dey by carier, per wek.teevea iasessl.. N ]ELENA, -MONT., JULY 10. 189L g.MeataUlana abreact will always Sad Tea DA xtlaJUIa.sTlmr en ile at their favorite hºlI: FilSti Avenue ad Metropolitan. New eIor; West. Miannapella: laldwin and P·lalme an Frsaisoe; Mobermatt. Buttei Leland Hoitl, inpr6asito: wL HARRISON SECOND CHOICE. The attempt of the daily Russell Har rison to create the impression both at hqme and abroad, that the father of the ptgprietor of that paper is the first choice of the republicans of Montana for the presidential nomination in 1892 has resulted in making active the opo sition which otherwise might have lain dormant for some time to come. While the naming,of a republican candidate is peculiarly the province of the members of that party and a matter in which neither the democrats nor the demo cratic press take great interest, yet it is the duty of a newspaper, as such, to cor rect erroneous impressions, such as those Mr. Harrison's paper is now circu lating. There are in Montana three leading daily republican papers-The Helena Herald, Butte Inter Mountain and Great Falls Leader. They are published in different sections of the state, and each undoubtedly represents the republican sentiment of the people who give it sup port. It is but just to these three papers to say that whatever the choice in the mat ter of a presidential nominee may have been, they have supported President Harrison's administration and kept the convention of 1892 out of sight till the son of his father forced them to show their colors. Col. Sanders was in Chi cago a few days ago and took occasion to place the matter in its proper light before the people there. The Helena Herald, a few days ago, took advantage of this interview to again place itself on record in the.following language: There is nothing that need excite surprise in the announcement that Senator Sanders is in favor of Blaine for president. He has supported him for thepast fifteen years, and first voted for him in the national conven tion of 1876. No reason can be conceived why he should have experienced a change of heart in the meantime; and his prefer ence unquestionably represents the views of four-fifths of his republican constituents, The Great Falls Leader has for its constituency northern Montana, and tired of the talk that HaIrrison is the choice of the republicans of the state, has this to say: Every now and then an eastern paper has an announcement that Sanders and Carter have promised to turn this state over to Harrison next year. In the first place no one man or two carries the republican vote of Montana in his or their pocket. And unless these gentlemen have an astonishing attack of an enlarged cranium lately they have notinade any such promise. It canbe pat down as a falsehood pure and simple. Moreover,.any one who has examined the feeling in this state knrws that the first choice of the republi,::ns is James G. Blaine. If he will not accept a nomination then President Harrison has perhaps the next best chance. Of course, the feeling against the Helena Journal apparently works against the president's renomina tion, but a moment's thought will convince any one that he is not responsible for its foolishness. The third in the list, the Jnter-Moun tain, is as emphatic as its contempora ries. The other day the Journal said: "As far as our observation extends, none of the republican newspapers of Mon tana have been booming any particular condidate for president." To this the Butte paper replies: It is evident that the "observation" of the IIelena Journal did not extend beyond its own doorstep. James G. Blaine, if he will accept the nomination, can get six votes from Montana in the convention, and afterwards carry the state by 5,00t) majori ty, and that is a conserviltive eat imato. The Inter-Mountain is for him, first, last and all the time, while he shall remain a 'ossi bility. We know not how some reiunlican politicians may feel in this imatter, but the people are for "Blaine and bnanei5s" in 1I92. and the Inter Mountain istheir organ. While the republican dailies announce that Harrison is not their first chownc as a candidate in 11i'2, none of the weekly papore criote to tIhe rescue of the sun's paper. As a rule the count ry prss is non-committal, but an the three papers mentioned lix the politics for those in the interior, it, is safeto y o iay that but few of theim will be found on Hlarrison's side. It nimy be ccept ed as a fait that Iiarrisou has no choiico to secure the vote of I the Montana imembcrs of the re publ ican national Cuiven tion, even though he should make Carter secretary of the inter:or. THi;E I IA S(CARE. The question of the annexation ,by this country of the island of C('a is one that we have grown accustomed to ex oect with the adlvont of the dog days. When the sea serpent seen ,n the coast of Florida palls on tie pul,ur: taste. and when phlnomnena Il ,i,ul)blu-headll d calves and giganltc g.)',ousberrues have become a drug on the nle-s marktel, the acquisition of the big West I ndian island forms a pleasmin change ,f subjetl. It is of the slightesat c;nsej,''oreo that the proposition is invariably knocked out in the first round, next season sle0N its aii vocates throw their dilapidated cantor into the ring, and come up as mnilingly as ever. This time it is a military man whom the warns weather hase driven into ita toer rible condition of perspiration rind patri otic anxioty. Writing in the July Fo rum, he clothes the venerable chestnut in the form of the appalling question: "Is Cuba too near for safety?" Timid citizens of this great republic will re gret to knew that the Forum's military expert believes t is. When they read that "this island dominates not only the Gulf of Mexico, but all the approaches to it," they will catch their breath, and buy up all the surplus stock left over from the Fourth of July celebration. It is terrible to think that the citizens of the United States should be see-sawing on the ragged edge of anxiety, because of Cuba's inconsiderate position. To the man who does not allow the weight of every military pronunoia mento to rest too heavily on his diges. tive apparatus, the war-scare will not come,with appalling force. He will re member that the mosquito is not for the elephant a very formidable antagonist, and in his blissful ignorance of things military he will continue to dream that this country is big enough and strong enough to dominate not only the Gulf of Mexico, but every island in the West Indian archipelago. We do not want Cuba. Itf we did, we could have it or take it. If we should ever be engaged in war with Spain-and the supposition is improbable enough to suggest a smile --we could be in possession-of the island before a Spanish fleet had well got un der weigh. This country has plenty of social and political problems awaiting solution without embarking on any pseudo philanthropic enterprises be yond her own boundaries. Outlying possessions are a perpetual burden and expense. The experience of other coun tries has proved it a hundred times over. This military craze of annexation knows no limits. It would persuade us to annex Cuba to defend the United States, and then it would whine for the acquisition of the rest of the West Indies for the adequate pro teotion of Cuba. "To let well enough alone" is a maxim as respectable for its age as for its wisdom. Closer business relations with Cuba we are ready and anxious to have, but political and social troubles and embarrassments it would be the height of folly to pile upon our shoulders. FLAX IN MONTANA. THE INDEPENDENT'S article on the culture of flax hit the right nail squarely on the head. Montana wants a firm grip on all the industries that can be made to flourish within her boundaries. Our farmers are enterprising, go-ahead citizens, and when they see a good thing they are not likely to let it slip through their fingers for want of effort on their part. Consul Heenan in his report ex pressly stated that the industry was one pre-eminently suited to the needs and the possibilities of the northwest. His statement of the soil and climate re quired to ensure success and profitable returns was clear and explicit. Both soil and climate we have right here in Montana, and we ought soon to have another great industry flourishing among us. Dr. Kelsey, whose reputation as a botanist is familiar throughout the state, homologates the wisdom of the consul's advice. Montana already has a wild flax that is capable under culture, the doctor believes, of great develop. mont. It grows wild on Mount Helena and most of our mountain sides, and thrives in the valleys. It may be found as far west as the Pacific coast, and as far south as Colorado. It is the linum Lewisii, Lewis's flax, and takes its name from the early explorer. Its fiber is of the very finest kind, finer in actual fact than the variety in common use. In its wild state, its height varies from one foot to two and a half, and with cultiva tion it will probably increase that record by at least half a foot. In at least one Helena yard it has been planted out, and the attempt at domestication has proved a decided success. Our live agriculturists should take the matter up. If the Tibor is of the very finest kind, as we are assured on competent authority it is, there is money in the business for the farmer, and occupation for the working man. Give it a trial. DurLRN( the few months preceding the operation of the tin plate section of the new tariff law, enough of that commod ity to fill orders for a year was imported. Old world tin plate plants had been run ning overtime, their full capacity taxed, and their products sent to this country, whore it is now being sold at a figure that will net the foreigners several mil lions of dollars additional profit, thanks to McKinley and the republican party Meanwhile, announcements are made from time to time that at least one Amer ican tin plate plant "will soon"' begin op erations and give employment to as many as three VWelshmen. who will bhe brought over, if the contract labor law can be avoided. Nor thi least interesting feature of the ('hicag, expliltion will be the ex hibit of the agricultural expeiruiment sta tions of tie L'Vnite.l Mates. A station with its ollice anl laboratories will be shown in operation, and the indoor work of thi institution will be fully illustra ted. lI etihtin, iaps, diagraius, pic iuros and sets of publieations will fully slt forth tine ..uipment and lines of work of each of the dilferent estalblish uents throughout the country, so that thu visitor can follow out in detail the history and the work of each particuliar stat im. FRAco:D are in favor alllong ropub lieans. 'Therefore there is nothing pre sumi, iorus in the candidacy of Iulkely, fraululoutly hIding the ollice of gov ornor of Conuecticut, for the ri.puh lican nomination for t(he pr(sidenaev. Thio republican fraudulently holding the office of governor of Nebraska is sa, gested for the viio president. 'I Ir ticket would rally timhe frauds: F'r president HVarhureu; Fraud anm-lers; for vice president lThomuas Cayuei flower. Por.iruAul tin plato is ai easy of man ufacture as political brass. The cont nmorcial article is quite ioiuther conum nod ity. E1x-Cungrosesmi:a Niedriunghaus un dorstands that. \heun the first day of July arrived, he had imported two and a half million pounds of the Welsh pro duct. He reckons his profits by the thlau sands. The workingman contributes them, too. A war.t..iown scientist asserts that Boulanger's skull is of the same type as those of the assassins Ravaillao, Baltha ear, Gerard and Olement. "The moral sense is rudimentary; forehead, very weak; selfishness, enormous." A rLAa bearing forty-two stare floated from the office of the esteemed Journal on the glorious Fourth. We hasten to apologize to Sister Idaho and Sister Wy oming for the ignorance or parsimony of the son's paper. Tits esteemed Inter-Mountain has de clared for Blaine. It has not declared for Sanders, which is of more concern to Commodore Power. FORIIGN FUN. At the recent art examination a professor of physics asked a student: "What is the best known insulator?" "Poverty."-Echo del a Semaine. Figurante-What do you do, Olga, when one of your admirers sends you a bouquet? Star-I always smell it directly it comes to see if there's a bracelet in it.-Fliegende Blaetter. Boarder-I think your bill of fare isworse this year than it has ever been, Mrs. Feath erbed. Mrs. Featherbed-Quite impossible, sirl Masque de For. Elderly Flirt-I arranged so nicely that you should sit next to me at table. I hope the arrangement suits you? He-Oh! you know that I am not hard to please.-Fliegende Blaetter. Servant-Isn't Lieut. Flitey making love to you, miss? Miss-What an insolent question! Servant-There, now! I only wanted to know whether he wasn't making fools of us both.-Fliegende Blaetter. "Oh, my friend, what a sad face! Your cheek is all swollen." "Yes; I've had toothache for three days; I've just come from the dentist." "And has he drawn the tooth?" "He's drawn twenty francs."-Figaro. RAILROADS IN MONTANA. An Extra Line Brought in by the Helena Journal. To THE INDEPENDENT: I take the subjoin ed editorial comment from the Journal as a text for a few words which I ask you to pript in your valuable paper. "It is true that a connection of the Burlington with the $aneas Pacific at Billings would provide a through line to Omaha several hundred -ilesashorter than the one now traveled. iiut the Burlington has no intention of makitg its terminus at Billings for any cggsjerable length of time. Once there it lj dreass on to Helena, and no well in rm person doubts that it will e by the way of Castle and White .lp hur Springs." Let me ask where did the chump who wrote it come from. Now, please, Mr. Journal, tell us haw the Kansas Pacific got to Bil lings, or how it will ever get there. Please don't say that your typesettethYnd proof reader both reqd Northern Pacific' and made it Kansas Pacific. Such excuse would seem extremely thin. What kind of aknowledge have you, anyway. for Montnna matters? Are you as well posted on tariff matters as you are on railroads in Moulnan. Before tkking texts under inspiration of the loss of printing for the Live Stoqk association, let n.e a4wise you to stddy ttskhW'i of Mon tana and its railroads. We will try and have it dxed. Good-bye. ý Tell us how Northera Pacific would now suit you. IowA JAY. Helena, July 9, 1891. AMUSEMENTS. Jarbean In "Starlight." Last night, despite the threatening weather, a good house greeted the gay soubrette, Jarbean, who excelled herself in dancing, singing and graceful abandon. Her costumes formed the theme of every woman's tongue. Even the chorus girls wear the daintiest of gowns. Encores were many and the company always, each and all, respond to them aladly. It is hard to tell, barring the star, which artist is tile greatest favorite. The first act introduces The Cachuohn, from Gilbert & hullivan's 'lhe Gondoliers, danced by Starlight. After this there are medleys, solos, duects and original representations by tunackelton Quavor. Old Muddle Brain and a polit:cal exile known as Michali Jiraligani. Imita tions by Miss Jarbeau. such asn inl "Where Are You Going My Pretty Maid?" were en thusiastically received. '1 here will be a matinee to-morrow af ternoon and a performance to-night. McMarlhol's Circus To-)ray. Everybody will go to see MoMahon's cir ous, wild animal exposition and grand an thropological musnsumr. The main point in which this attraction differs from other shows on the road is that you see one of the finest and most finished ring perforrm anoes to be had on the Americau couti ient and you get the worth of your money. Three rings and a platform bewilder oru, and there is nothing, but a whir I of figures. MeMahon's quality of performance inl the circus world is as a fine pit cc of cnomedy compared with the horse-play of a barn storming combination. The manageoumut of this refined attraction give teoltle amnle time to see everythinlg. You have I,,ts of time in the menagerie to look at the great collection selected from the animal kingdom, Jumbo and Horneo rilonle ire worth the price of admission. 'T'hey are the tallest and heaviest elephants evel known. There will be two perfIorlnmances commencing at one p. AR. and seven p. m. I'slcky 5'IA sr Women. There are some plucky women in the new state of Washington. W. II. IH. Grant, why has been prospecting with a party in the mountains back of Port An-reles, frind on the extreme limits of civilizatrin. .e miles from tile city. a widow i 'lI Munroe who, with two children ]l :rl, . 2 years old. hald take nip a fils tR ir'i h and was iludustriously rnIc king ia leiarhir.. She now has about an acre and a half cleaied nrh d iplntied in vrgt.etables. Nei':r Ml . l unrcut, Miss lHeeht:r, a irhandtrore voumul lady. hrd her mothier have ai rhiich, ::eve( acres leared rnnl plaltrtd in a gardenl. She also h!lrs i lar'e variety of iluwere in bloomr that silohe has et out ant cr: ofullv attenllded. It was si great eprise to tire prospecting party to emerge front ai d'ense for.st and e me upoin thine IilitiCs blshrly mllaking It ilnoms irn e, isolated a spot. 'I'Trhes two tiamliees woro out of food, eaceept porta toes ard s:lt, and thre grlllint Irorspecto a gave them what extra provi.uiisi lthy had. One used not wondeir at thle rapid detvelol) inent of tihe n,rthwest whin womenIe will venture into nuknown wilds rand saintk thermselves homes.--'l'h ( )regolnian. Needing Ihthe |aInce. 'Ihe work of seeding, down portioins iof M~.iontalna raniches to tnme graosres arid oir age c:(ilps uors merrily oni, anld Umore hasl been drn, ills thils direstion inl nortlhernl Mo)irtian thle I'ris-lt reiasonI thani hatH (e', been attemlrptedl r e(ifre,. says tlm Mlontirna hStockmanl. 'lThe Ninn r has ben ex'tp tiinalil favorai hie for thi-'o lrojr'ti.r, aeii ii p:rml.ll ,nt stant will hb, )c..lredl il i. ,int cases, 'I hisa rcon : wi ll Ilbecurie sinrI Il tlrrrlughout tbe slat ,nu :n,,,nr i ne Ialiat,,s fir rltting ll .h.'v. . llll.l p lo d uiln;l it ] - 'oie more i et,. r i . ist. the halpirpv v. ir, of productv i llve h y inirnls will Irlles-on It.1i a.] :id. I-t - lh theI .r w-, rk ,o on; and v.' ..e it is in prygrces, wi';y noilt hecurlt i-orld's if our native g:rr.s:en, lind test hitr value it;l - doe a course of ciar, anid ultlvaLt;Ioii? 'IT(v would u;matrrially inprove und:r Ruol.) treiat auent, and there may be mun.o in it than most peoplse Imagine. WAILLCE & THORNBUR GH "E"atsre "or Sale REAL ESTATE Of every description and located in all parts of the City. Some Exceptionally Good Bargains in RESIDENCE PROPERTY Are on their lists. fhey Also Can ffer SomeChoice Unimproved Properties at Most Attractive Price They are 0ole Agents for 4! LENOX TDDITION, *÷ Which is now conceded by all to be without a rival among the Additions to Helena for Residence Purposes. WALLACE & THORNBURGH Denver Block, - Broadway and Warren Streets. JACu QUEMIN & co. WATGHJVIAKERS, - JEWELERS, - SILVEJSMITHS. -Dealers in DIAMONDS, WATCHES, SILVERWARE, CUT CRYSTAL, FANCY GOODS. Complicated Watch Repairing, Artistic Engraving, Jewelry Manufactured to Order. Mon tana Sapphire and Nugget Jew elry a SPECIALTY ! CALL AND EXlIINE OUR STOCK. 27 Main Street. Money to Loan. I arn prrp.ard to makse loans promptly mn IMPRO\ i:L i'lui': il TY IN '11HE CITY oF HNEJlENA, AND RANC(IES IN MONTANA. No DelayA. " Funds Always on llaod. ('morr,r !tern tiince Soliciedl. - - H. 1I'. LM\...I ,. - Boom 15, Merchants Nt tienal Iank Building. MORTGAGE NOTES PURCHASED. RANCH oF 2.000 ACRES, Well ilnprom et an;tl hroughly irrigated, ,n finu ranrae. A (:IEA'I' AIlt(.AIN! W. E. COX, GOLD BLOCK N J, McCONNELL, 1 Architect and Superintendent, Ieoma III and 87. third floor Montana National Bank Iluilding. Prompsn*trtntion givn to, ordnrs from clients at hot,,, or sa road. I sttict att.tltion to bul,. aei s I hop t,, t reltain thi, ,atromnag of old olim ta and lomrla' th., collmidono of any and all who lray iam.I tloy mu ioaly IrmmIml nityL r armt:llitect and nuilmrlltrm nomml. ,r ti o ',,ntrtmct.iojn of huildinge. )'laun. dtimjll anld spol..nt:lliOlue gotten out tog 1 .utdLm[ of at.r driopto uo t-'w shortolatl nu ,iM SEMI-ANNUAL CLEARANCE SALE! In July and January every progressive house turns its attention to closing out odds and ends to make room for seasonable goods, and starts the advent of every new season with new goods. Following this principle we will, during the MONTH OF JULY, have our regular semi-annual GLEARANGE SALE. We have done an enormous business this season, and are now desirous of selling out every light weight Suit, Summer Coats and Vests, Outing Shirts, Straw Hats, Summer Neckwear, in fact, everything appertaining to spring and summer wear, at greatly re duced prices. We Want to Glean House, And this is bargain month for you. Don't Forget Our Boys' and Children's Suits. Call early, you will find our stock in good shape, with many new and striking novelties. GANS & KLEIN, Leading Clothiers, Hatters and Haber dashers.