heitoeas at the risk of seuberiber anlese
msde bp .etestaed Itter, cheek, or peptal or e
plms order, payable to The independent Pub
Wlms"em delrbhg the lsouPuflllrT'erred
at their homes or place of businesl au order by
postal card or throuah telephone No. 190. Plee
report cases of irreular delivery promptly.
Advertleements, to lasue prompt insertioe.
should be handed in before 8 p. m.
lejected communications not returnable un
less poeste is enclosed.
T TEMSI Of I SUICIIrTION.
Daily inoaladilo upd9y per year......+....10 00
Daily lincludlng S.acay]six montahs..... 5 00
Daily [includilng Sodayl'three month.... 2 0
Daily lexcluding Sunday] per year........ 900
Daily Iexcluding BSndayl per mouth..... 75
Sunday only lin advance] per year....... .. 20
Weekly [in advance only. per year.....,... 2 03
Daily by carrier, per wee. leaven isoue l.. 5
hIELENA, MONT., AUG. 15. 1891.
F."Montaaniana abroad will alwry.fand TRa
DAILY IND.PrNODE.T on ile at their favorite
hotels: Fifth Avenue and Metropolitan. New
York: West. M(nneapolls: ,Baldwin and Palace,
Isan" ranciace; McDermott, Batt,; .eland Hotel,
Is the esteemed Journal quite sure
that it isn't B. Harrison who is sick?
THE People's party in Ohio expects to
poll 70,000 votes this year. If it gets
one-third of that figure McKinley will
be beaten out of sight.
THE honest farmer will bear watch
ing like other people when he is in office.
The late state agent of the alliance ex
change in Georgia is $40,000 short in his
WE still believe that President Harri
son will be renominated, but he will
have to fight for it. Even the Montana
delegation will be against him unless he
MONTANA only needed warm weather
and cloudless skies to completely round
out a season of marvelous prosperity.
and these we now have. What more
could we ask?
THE artesian well fund nears comple
tion. Hurry it up. Every day is prec
ious. Think of the millions of wealth
the finding of water would bring to the
Prickly Pear valley.
IT would be to the credit of some men
to have Quay, Dudley & Co. against I
them, but it is not Mr. Harrison's virtue
so much as his ingratitude that makes
him the target of their opposition.
THE St. Louis newspapers seem to be
proud of the fact that it is as hot in
their city as it is in Chicago. It is a
wonder they don't insist that Chicago c
ought to be hotter because it is bigger. r
Ex-SENATOR INGALLS' new lecture is c
entitled "Eli and Dennis." We do not
know what it is about but suppose it is t
autobiographical in its nature. Eli i
probably refers to Peffer, who got there,
and Dennis is the other name for r
John J. t
THE Tacoma Globe claims for that
city the smallest death rate of any city
in the United States. For the month of
June the mortality was 6.50 in a thou
sand. The death rate in Helena for the
same month was 1.30. Give us some
WHAT are you going to exhibit at the
state fair? This is a great year for
Montana and a most favorable time for
a display of our products. Not enough
attention is paid by our people to this
matter. Why not have an exhibition
worthy of the state?
ARirONA is meeting the same form of
opposition to her ambition for statehood
that Montana experienced. The Globe
Democrat coolly notifies her that she
will be kept out "until there shall cease
to be any reasonable room for doubt as
to the ability of her republicans to beat
her democrats in every contest." That.
is grand and lofty statesmanship for
THE farmers around Norfolk, Neb.,
have contracted to plant twenty-two
hundred acres of land in sugar beets
and a plant for the minufacture of
sugar to cost 8500,000 will be erected
this fall. It will run clay and night and
employ 250 hands. The output of the
factory will be forty tons of sugar per
day for the hundred days that it will be
kept in operation. When is Montana
going into this industry? Isn't it about
time to start?
Two years ago the republican bosses
were trying to convince the cattle men
of Montana that they were in favor of
restoring the duty on hides. Now these
same politicians are loudly proclaiming
the virtues of reciprocity with South
America because we shall continue to
get hides from that country duty free.
What do our stookgrowere think of such
humbuggery? And if free hides have
been such a boon to our people will
some of the republican organs tell us
why we should not get the same beneiit
from free wool?
THn Minimeapolis Journal remarks,
"The administration and Prince Russell
seem to be giving themselves altogether
too much anxiety about Commissioner
Carter. The whole force of the adrminia
tration is apparently at work preparing
a soft cushion for Carter to repose upon.
Now, Carter is a very clever fellow but
why should lhe be the object of such
fond regard above his fellows?" If you
knew the number of Blaine men to toh
acre in Montana you would be fond of
0 rter, too, that is if you wanted to see
Co.aun.IIS.r::ua on the fact that San
Diego rins raised $200,000 for the pur
pose of establishing an iron foundry in
that city, the San Francisco Chronicle
wants to know how the democratic free
traders who subscribed to the fund can
consistently opl:pose the protective ,ol
icy. Probably it has never occurred to
to the Chroniole that there are Ameri
can viti;ers with sutlicient pride and
confidence in themselves to believe that
they can take care of their own business
and compete with the world without be
ing coddled and fed out of the govern
ment crib. At least there are plenty of
democrats in Montana who have such
, faith in their own ability and the re
r- sources of the land they live in.
Tim, St. Louis Globe Democrat says,
,y "The people are getting more sugar for
e a dollar than they ever got before and it
is very easy for them to see that they
owe this blessing to the republican
party." The trouble is the American
people look this gift animal in the mouth
and discover that they are taxed $15,
000,000 a year to pay bounties to the
Louisiana sugar men. The tax is
simply shifted from sugar to other nec
o essaries of life. The people do not for-
Sget that the generous congress which
gave them free sugar also voted away a
billion dollars of their money.
Tue National Provisioner, a trade
newspaper, estimates that the new tariff
on tin plate will add $10,000,000 to the
cost of canned meats, lard, milk, fruits,
and vegetables this yoear. As it will be
at least five years under the most favor
able conditions before American tin will
supplant thi e elsh article the consum
ers of the United States will have paid
S$50,000,00) to the tin plate combine
before they get any return. And yet
the farmers and wage earners of Ohio
are asked to honor the man who takes
this money from their pockets to subsi
dize a few factories.
SENATOR KENNA, of West Virginia,
who will visit Helena next month, is an
advocate of free coinage who believes in
keeping tariff reform to the front, as the
issue in next year's campaign. In a
recent letter he writes: "It is little
short of mockery to quibble about the :
form of our currency, when people are
robbed and plundered daily of nearly all t
they have got. Let silver be coined; r
coin it free, but never for a moment for
get that neither silver, gold, nor green
backs, nor all combined, can bring and
maintain prosperity for a people whose
earnings are exhausted by merciless b
taxation and reckless extravagance."
This is about. the line of campaign
followed by Gov. Campbell in Ohio. e
LEADING southern journals generally ii
approve the Iowa speech of Mr. Mills, it
of Texas. in which that gentleman de- a
clared the fight of 1892 must be on the
one issue of 1888. The Memphis Ap
peal-Avalancho says: h
The first business of the democratic party p
is to secure a reform of the tariff. If all tl
members of the party cannet agree upon tc
the free coinage of silver, they can at least ti
agree upon that. Victory is certain if tariff Of
reform be the issue and the battle cry. The
democrats of the New England and the
middle states can unite cordially with those w
of the far west in attacking the tariff-fed ci
monopolists. It is always well to do one hi
thing at a time, and to do that thing thor
oughly. It would be eminently wise, as a st
business proposition, flat to restore trade at
to its natural channels, and. the true opera- i
tion of the laws of supply and demand do
having been reached, then to diseuss the tic
inflation or increase of the circulatine Pc
medium. We might then be able
to determine whether the "per capita"
should be $50 or $100. The Farm
ers' alliance is in favor of a Nc
reform of the tariff, and its members should sea
bend every energy to achieve it. The fe'
farmers need more markets: with them that ca
is the primal consideration. They wish wi
to be free to sell their products any where. to.
and to compete with the farmers of every In
other country. They should recognize that "
a disciplined host of about 5,000,000 voters, i
constituting the membership of the demo- ti,
cratic patry, is pledged to curtail the tariff, os
to stop the scandal of government gratni
ties, to put an end to class legislation, to
so administer the government that there
shall be equal and exact justice for all and no
exclusive privileges to none. Why should th
the farmer bother his head with the sub- if
treasury and the government land-loan e'
ideas when his first business in hand is to co
break down the monopoly power by open- wi
ing the marketsof the world to American ne
producers. Therefore we say it is a duty fo
the farmers owe themselves and the demo- so
cratic party owes the people to begin by c
overthrowing the robbr tariff.
'rho busybody is a very idle verson.-Gal
Wise men hesitate-only fools are cer
Consistency is a jewel. It is not fash
ionable to wear much jewelry.-Dallas
We could all be great men if we could be
measured by the great things we intend to
do to-morrow.-Atchison Globe.
If portraits count for anything, Colum
bus was as numerous as his first landing
place.-Augusta (Ga.. Chronicle.
"I am lord of the foul and the bruter"
might have been written of the prize-fight
reforee, but it wasn't. - Indianapolis
Isn't the story about Sarah Bernhardt
having been born in America a little lilk,
the divine Sarah herself-too thin.-Wash
A farmer of Pittsfield, Mich., when asked
what flavor he wanted his Eoda water, le
plied, "Onion, please." He was in earnest,
too. -Detroit News.
"You niodn't qrirn t
j1our iio.utlih o wid,, "
The dant ist remarkl d;
"I shall r'and olutsire."
f'etroil Pr',,o 're,"
First Statesman-How is the oflioial in
vestigation into those boodle charges cor,
ing on? Second Statesman---Splendidly,
splendidly. We've succeeded in not finding
out a thing.--New York Weekly.
Lady (at hos"e race) -Don't you think it
is oruel to race horses that way this hout
weatlher? Horseman --nce 'em how, mum?
"Making them go so fast." 'Why, sium,
the faster they go the quiicker they get
The 1Lov. Mr. Merritt. a Sedalia colored
preacher, is blelssed with a flow of language,
but he occasionally gets beyond his depth.
Reeently, in 'tdjusting a little hueiueas dif
ference of twenty-tive cents, he said: "I
didn't mention the matter to make an in
terruption and I bi, a it won't cause any
calamity."--Kansna City Star
There was a fire in a store in a small
town in New Jersey-or it may have been
in Connectiont- -end a New York reporter
was sent to write it up. its asked a promi-
nent citizen of the place if the flre was the
work of an incendiary. "Dunno," said the I
prominent citizen; "it might be, but my
opinion is it was sot."--Men's Outfitter.
The First ward democratic primary, for
placing in nomination a candidatr for al
derman, will be held this evening it the
International hotel, at eight p. m. sharp.
At THE WORLD ON WHEELS.
- RushIlag hk (freat >iarthe# abeny
Mee t. arvest Exceatleal
Conszma FALLs, Ana. 14.--Lplcial.)
Night and day shifts are being worked by
* the Great Northern contractors, and the
r road is now progressing better than at any
t time sines it was commencod. Rossn
y green's tannel, in Bad Itook canyon, three
n miles from here, ia nearing completion, and
n the forces working from each side met on
the 10th. Walsh and Nugent have wagered
$$00 that daylight will show through their
tunnel by Aug. 15. The firt train crossed
0 the Big Medicine bridge on the 8th, and the
bridge crews have been moved to Big river,
where everything is ready for the 900 feet of
-- Howetruss. This bridge, with trstleap
4 proaches, will be 1,100 feet long and 116
a feet high in the center. Porter Bros., who
have charge of all the bridge work, say they
will keep up with the graders. If they do,
it will let trains into McCarthyville Sept. 1.
e Munson's contract has been finished in the
canyon and his outfit has moved to the
3 prairie work two miles from Columbia
South Dakota Assessment.
1 The state board of equalization has made
the assessment for the coming year upon
railroads in South Dakota. The North
western system of 917 miles is assessed at
$3,449 per mile; the Milwaukee system,
1,091 miles, at $3,451; Burlington & Mis
souri River. 155 miles, at $2,200; the Great
Northern, ninety-nine miles, at $3.400; the
Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern,
seven miles, at $3,100; other roads average
from $2,000 to $6,000 per mile. The total
assessed valuation of railroads in the state
The same proportionate increase of as
sesment was made on railroads as upon
property in the state. The Northern and
Milwaukee systems were increased over Iest
year about $500 per mile. The American
Express company is assessed at $35,000;
Adams, $13,500; Wells-Fargo company,
$10,000; United States, $2,500. A levy of
32,11 mills was made on the assessed value
of telegraph, telephone, express and sleep
ing car companies. The board will notify
the companies of any increase, and will
meet to give a hearing to any one who
wants to make complaint on the Y2th of
Great Northern Harvest Excursion.
The Great Northern will run two more
harvest excursions to points in Northern
Minnesota, North Dakota and Montana.
The dates of the excursions are August 25
and September 29. The same line has sev
eral special agents at work in Canada dis
tributing emigration literature among the
ieople. The Canadians form very desirable "
immigrants, and the Great Northern will
induce as many of them as possible to settle
along their lines.
A Royal Pass.
Monday and Tuesday next at the opera
house. The advent of a new star in a new
play should be hailed with pleasure by our
theater-going public, which, however, loyal
to old and favorite attractions must some
time long for something that has not been
seen before. Such an opportunity is offered
them im the advent of Mr. Geo. C. Staley,
the German dialect comedian, in his play
"A Royal Pass." Mr. Staley comes to us
with the highest recommendations from
cities where he has already established
himself as a favorite. He is said to possess
a sweet singing voice and great dramatic
ability united with a pleasing and magnetic
stage presence. His support is admirable
and his play an interesting one, containing
many new and catchy songs and a great
deal of delightful comedy. "A Royal
Pass" is guaranteed a high class produc
tion in every way. Seats will be on sale at
Pope & O'Connor's this morning.
It Was There or Thereabouts.
Conductor George Woldridge, of the
Northern Pacific, was running the second
section of the westbound passenger train a
few nights ago. When passing through the
cars, which were filled with immigrants, he
was stopped by one of them with the ques
tion: "Is Portland, Oregon, in Washinrg
ton territory?" "No," replied the con
dluctor, absent-mindedly, "it's in Utah."
"Then I guess I'm on the wrong train,' ex
claimed the passenger excitedly. "Oh,
no"' said Woldridge, grasping the situa
tion, "you're all right. Sit still and you'll
Incorporations and Notaries.
The lowest estimate places the number of
notaries in Montana at one thousand and
the number of incorporated companies at
fifteep hundred, and these numbers are
every day increasing. Every incorporated
company is required by law to have a seal,
as well as every notary public. C. E, Kemp,
whose office is on Park avenue, has made
nearly one thousand seals during the last
four years. There is no need of any one
sending east for a seal, as you can oet just
as good at home. See his "ad." in another
Arbitration or Nothing.
The school trustees have modified the
proposition of the committee in charge of
the bill of tihe contractors for extras on the
new high school. It has been decided by
the board to have the matter submitted to
arbitration. If the contractors refuse to
accede to this they will have to nue.
WVhere Is WVm. Cushin?
Win. Cushin, who was last heard from at
Bonner, Mont., last year, is wanted by his
relatives. He is 48 years old. is five feet
in height and weighs 110 pounds. Any in
formation leading to a discovery of his
present whereabouts will be gratefully re
ceived by addressing
Now on the Street.
The mineral water wagon, containing
water fromn the famontu l,isnoer springs,
will be oil the streets to-day and every day
t herenfter and will be furnished at.ive cents
per gallon. 'Ihos,. desiring water left at
their homes will please leave their orders at
the ineral Spring hotel at the old Inter
The State Fair.
The railroads have made a half-rate fare
from all towns in the state to lelena during
fair week. No better time or opportunity
could be selected for paying the C'apital city
a visit. I(emrnmber the dates. 'I'h,, Mon
tana Statr fair opens Saturday, August 22.
(let your exhlilta ready.
A Greal Snap).
Everyone seems to be offering bargains
nowadays, but of all the snaps now being
thrown open is the stock of dry goods,
clothing and gents' furnishing goods by M.
oIaner, in the Novelty block ion Main
street. You can get dry goods at your own
This Week Speorlid.
Straw hats in endless variety at t3c, flow
ers in wreaths and sprays, Nlo and Itlc, at
ank ilain Whi' l at Heli,, i,, Ili,,.
hrc, i leelu an Viae e., ., l ir No. :t;7 Notih
Manle ctrt,. tlto , luiliieia f-'rirl u,'',,I''r ,i,", ly J.
A. I .uyigtrty. wlir'm. Ire wi,,iIl o, ilees " t'i, bl
his old frienrdr aud pat ruln..
lelant Heotel, ('lle1a.."
American and European plan; lias re
cently added one hundred new flreproof
rooms overlooking the lake and pare.
WARtKN I'. lVr n AN, Proprietor,
(ioloT'le, It. Iliv,, for bhlby rarriaegt ai;d
rat i,::' itr cint. iuhetil of a.i a fitm i,
stalllettt i'lae htllttoo.
ln't This (:heap ?
Go to Oppenheimer & Aech, International
hotel blu, and try a bottle of porter at
J Of every description and located in all parts of the City.
at Some Exceptionally Good Bargains in
Are on their lists.
Fhey Also Can Offer Some Choice Unimproved Properties at Most Attractive Prices
They are Sole Agents for
el LENOX TDDITION, *It
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.
Complicated Watch Repairing,
Artistic Engraving, Jewelry
Manufactured to Order. Mon
tana Sapphire and Nugget Jew
CALL AND EXAMINE OUR STOCK,
27 Main Street.
Money to Loan.
1 am prepared to make loans promptly on
IMPROVED PIOP(ERIIITY IN lHIE
CITY OF IIELE.NA, AND
RANCHIIE IN MONTANA.
No Delays. Funds Always on Hand.
((Crrospon en'.o .licitod.
-- II. 1. PAIlMER, - -
Room 15, Merchants National Ilauk Building.
MORTGAGE NOTES PURCHASED.
United States and Foreign Pat
ents obtainodi :Iand any informration
EDWARD C. RUSSELL,
Alttorney at Law,
Pittsburglh lock, Helena, Mont.
RANCH OF 2,00ACmRES.
Well improvel and thoroughly Irrigated, on
A (1REAT IBAIRGAIN!
W. E. COX, GOLD BLOCK
OUR NEW FALL GOODS
WE MUST MAKE ROOM FOR THEM!
Until September 1, we will allow
20 PER CENT, DISCOUNT
On Lightweight Clothing. You
know what that means!!!
$25 SUITS, NOW $20
$20 SUITS, NOW $16
$15 SUITS, NOW $12
$10 SUITS, NOW $ 8
A Big Cut in Underwear!
WATCH OUR WINDOW DISPLAY.
GANS & KLEIN,
Leading Clothiers, Hatters and Haber
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