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apert cao irregular deliver promptly. Ad, rti ment , to insre prompt amerti, sheald be handed ia before S p. a. iees poeltge iis eniceslesr.e S tir homs or apla o tlu oN. Daily [ineloding Sendayl per year.......... $10 O0 Daily ' including Sunday] three monthe .... 250 Daily (exluding oundrrl per year......... 00 Daily [ertludins to nday per month...... Shrulday only [in advael or ear.... .50 Weekly [in advance only] per year......... 0 Daily by carrier, per week. [smvan issues .. 2 HELENA. MONT., SEPT. 30. 1891. WCrgMontaunian abroad will always find Two DAnr ln.DErreND'rT on file at their favorite hotels: Fifth Avenue and Metropolitau, New York; West, Minneapolis: Baldwin and Palace. Fan Franc.eo: MloDermott, Butte; Leland Hotel. .,Rnrifirld. Ill. Springfield. ll. A PLAIN IROPOSITION. We pass over the journalietso unfair ness and offensive personalities of the Helena Journal in its disoussion of the tariff question with TIIEIND:EPENDEN'r to answer that part of its shuffling reply to our charge that American manufao turers put a higher price on their wares to home purchasere than to foreign buyers. The Journal of yesterday says: THa INDEPLNDENT published what par ported to be the difference between the prices of American manufactures in foreign countries and this. Commenting on these figures, the Journal stated that free traders had made similar allegations heretofore, but that an official investigation had duvol oped the fact that comparisons had dishon estly been made between the retail prices in America and the rates to agents abroad. This feeact remains undenied, but THE INDE paNDErNT declares in the foregoing excerpt that it has personally made comparisons between the wholesale local price and the foreign retail price. If so, why is it so she about giving the sources of its authority? Having personally examined the retail prices that prevail in the old world it should not hesitate to state where it ob tained them so the general public may weigh the evidence for what it is worth, and study the relation of specific sales to the circumstances that environ them. Now as the Journal very well knows THE INDEPENDENT fairly and squarely disposed of its misstatements on Satur day last. We quote again our exact lan guage on that date, as follows: In every case where we quoted the price of an American article to foreigners the re tail price for a single article was given, while the comparison was made with the lowest domestic price for large wholesale lots at the factories. In giving the price for plows, for example, we stated the am ount the foreign farmer had to pay for one plow and compared it with the price the American dealer in plows had to pay in large lots at the factory. It is folly for the s Journal to attempt to meet these facts by bare denial or impudent falsehood. THE PinOE LISTS ranOr wHacH WE QUOTED, ARE ON PILE, ACCESSIBLE T0 THE JOURNAL, on TO ANY SONs ELSE WHO DOUBTS THE TRUTH. 'ITHE PRICES QUOTED TO AMERICAN AND FOREIGN CONSUMERIIS ABE CERTIFIED AS CORRECT OVER THE SIGNA TURES OF THE PROTECTED FIRMS CHArGING TEeM. It seems to us that that is about as plain a statement as any fair-minded person could ask. Is it necessary for us to repeat that the data to which we have referred is in possession of THI INDEPENDENT, and that our statements are based on the figures contained in the circulars issued by the manufacturers themselves over their own signatures? Now THE INDEPENDENT does not pro pose to let the Journal longer evade a square test. Here is a plain proposition. THE INDEPENDENT proposes to place in the hands of a committee of throe persons, one of whom shall be named by the Journal, one by Tir INDE PENDENT, and a third to be selected by the other two, a certified check for $1,000, the Journal to do the same. 'TI'l: INDEPENDENT will submit to such coin mittee the proofs of its statement that in scores of ipstances American mann facturers charge American wholesale buyers higher prices for their goods than they charge the foreign buyer at retail, and if the committee iinds that we have not established our case rt may pay over to any charity the Journal may designate TaHE INiD)NPENDENT'S check for $1,000. On the contrary. if the corn mittee is satisfied that we have proved our statement, the Journal's chock for $1,000 shall be given to such charity as THE INDEPENDENT may designate. Now put up or back down. OUR LATEST CRITIC, The New York Sun is responsible for the statement that Ar. Hamilton Aide has solemnly declared in print that dur ing all the time he spent in America he never saw a lady work. T'he distin guished foreigner traveled, so he says, the length and the breadth of this great republic of ours, and nowhere were his eyes greeted with the pleasant litter of feminine employment that he remem bered with pleasure in the homes of his own country. From the height of his alien condescension,-we must be just to our distinguished visitors- -he is good enough to admit that somewhere or other, within the limits of tier home, the American woman does, perhaps, knit or sev. He has not seen it, and therefore he is forced to the belief that in every American household all sa oh operations are conducted in the most solemn se crecy, behind locked doors, and with anc absence of God's sunlight, whenever it is possible. His indictment does not stop short of our wonmen and their em ploymecnt. le hais muintedl his critical hobby horse, and he would rather ,iot dismount until he has covered himself with more glory. Don Quixote rode a tilt at the wininmills. This modern ad venturer crashes into the American par lor. It has nowhere, he alleges, the cp pearance of being much livedl in. It is, we suppose, a dreary desert with low ered shades, somce incient eamnplers of wool work on thie walis, withl a general fuzzy, nmusty air, a coom into which the children peer with awoetruck fuace:, and which the mother enuters but uonmc a month to dust. To the level-headed man it seems wonderful that so much of this feeble stuff should over be written, miore woc ierful tlhat it should ever find its way into print,.and more wonderful that any foreigner should ever swallow it. The America epple are priUing seed Lo.d 4that mswe day or .ethrhbe *II seft tIher a tourist with at lehast some remote conceptieon of the magnitude of his task when be describes this country and its institutions. We are awear yof the literary big heads like Rudyard Kip ling and Hamilton Aide, who east the light of their countenance upon this great people and this great country for the space of three weeks and then give to the world their impressions. We would fain see these men die. Of course, they are impressions, but they are as faint, as miserably far from the grand reality as the frog of fable was less than the ox. There is the trouble with most of our foreign critics. They are in the frog's oase exactly. They are under the im pression that they are wonderful liter ary phenomena. Any impressions, re flected through the medium of their wonderful intellect, must be valuable, inasmuch as they convey the trace of the wonderful personality that conveys them to the world. Some day a sensi ble literary foreigner will come to this republic, and struck with the immensity of this country and the unique nature of its institutions he will refrain from publishing his impressions. His grate ful countrymen will raise a statue to his memory as a man and a literary man who possessed some conception of the eternal fitness of all things. UnDeR fair conditions the fight be tween Sherman and Foraker in Ohio would result in sending a demo crat to the United States Senate, but the democrats are contending against great odds owing to the unfair gerrymandering of the senate districts by the republicans last year. On the basis of the vote polled one year ago the republicans awarded themselves twenty of the thirty-one senate districts. The democrats are making a strong fight, however, and may overcome. the odds against them in the senate by car rying the house of representatives by a good majority. On anything like a fair apportionment of districts the chances would be decidedly in their favor. FOTowiNG the opening of the Coeur d'Alene region to railway traffic the flourishing Neihart district is to be made accessible to the outside world,; By the 15th of October the Montana Central railway will have its branch completed to that point and the riches of the Belt mountains will be poured into the Montana smelters. On to Cas tle! must be the rallying cry for next f spring. BLAINE'S letter to Chairman Conger, of the republican state committee of Ohio, in which McKinley's opposition to free coinage was heartily approved, has chilled the enthusiasm of the Blaine shouters throughout the west. Even the Butte Inter-Mountain no longer screams for the plumed knight. Ar last we are going to have a few samples of American tin plate. The St. Louis stamping works have just im ported ten Welch workmen to start up the industry in that city. The Ameri- I can workingman is still waiting to see t where his share of the benefits of pro tection comes in. LOvursvi LE has an institution that is much needod in Helena. It is called the City Baoutifying club, and the Courier Jou'rnal is vigorously calling upon it to start a crusade for the re moval of unsightly fences. What a har vest such a club would reap in this town. Ir is a curious coincidence that the hostile feeling of Chili towards the United States was manifested within a week after the rumor that ex-Senator Blair was to be sent to that country as minister. P'ArreMr,'s admirers are going to give him a new newspaper organ. Nothing is said about providing him with a now reputation. IF Main street, or any portion of it, is to he paved this year, some hustling will have to be done. Hurry it up. Haby MclKee In 011. Lesa.SNo, Mich., Sept. 20.-Mrs. Merritt L. Lewis, of Lansing, is painting a picture a picture of Baby McKee. The order was secured ill a unique manner. On learning of a church fair and baby show to be held at Washington Mrs. Lewis sent to the management for 100 tickets on which to vote. She then securel the votes of 100 Lan sing ladies on tickets for Baby McKee as the baby who should have the first prize. The votes failed tosocure the prize, as Baby McKeo was not on exhibition, Lut Mrs. McKee took the pains to secure the names of her baby's admirers, to whom she sent photographs of the little one. Mrs. Lewis, who is an artist of some re nown, was no well pleased that she made a pastel from it and sent it to the White house. In tier turn Baby McKee's mother iulmediately forwarded an order for a life size oil paintingr, which Mrs. Lewis hopes to complete ooon. A Fable. Some ducks were otne day enjoying themselves in a pond of water when a .aa der came down among th.lu and put on such airs that the indignant ducks finally cried out to each other: "Bohold, the gander! Ile would have as believe that he belongs to the nobility." "Ladies and gentlemen," replied the gander, with added dignity, "1 beu to in form you that I have beei, Iracing mcy ueI enlogy back, and I find that I am directly descended from the eaglue.-' "Ito! ho! ho!" crie I the ducke in a chorus. "While it may be true that youri aucestors were eagles, the tact roamiile that you are only a goose!" and they fell iponi him with beak and wing and drove him away. No man's great-grandfather pays his debts or makes himi a gentleman.--St. Louis Post. Dispatcli. Mr. Arkelli's I'artner "I have a partlnr -rI l-lluhttrl --wh Oe nameu is somoetimes mentioned i n the press -I litaghter I--end whom I amt often nrccued of usin.r for advertising purposes. I Laugth ter. Ths is i not so. lres oif "Ohl! ()i!" I love himu--for the adtuiiistrnatiol.'H sake. (treat laughter. I And I don't mind telling you that we are for the administration, anid that we expect to renouminate alld re-elect his father, so that we are counting on at1 sorn, at the noiepagu 4t ;. sHooTNG TeD Vse KT. One of Helea*'s Teams WIes the htats Chasmptonship cup. The 4lxth annual shootiUR.tournamUt 0f Montana began yesterday under the auspioes of the Helen Rod and Gan alitb, and at their grounde. It will ehd tb64tL. Blue Hock targets were used in yesterda'e events, which were as followe; First-Ten singles: John F. Cowan 8, A. K. Barbour 6, M. Wright 60 T. H. Pleasants 8, P. Davis 8 ti. H. Kennett 5,4 . P. ]ay 6. 1). Jeager 7, i. Manuel 8, H. Barbour 9, T. J. Cronin 8. First prime 8.60, second $4.95, third $8 2.5 fourth $1.65. All tie divided. Second--ifteen singleS; . H. Kennett 11, D. Yaeger 9 T. H. Pleasants 13, A, K. Barbour 12, P. Davis 9, H. Barbour 14, M. Manuel 13. John F. Cowan 10. F. P. Ray 12, A. Harrity, 11, T. J. Cronin 13. J. D. Flnn 1, M. Wright 10, C. H. Getohel 11. irst prize $9.80, second $7.8, third $4.90, fourth $2.45. All ties divided. Third-Five singles, three pair; John F. Cowan 9, M. Wright 9, P. Davia 6. Mr. Bowers 6. . Barbour 6, A. Harrity 5, M1. Manuel 10, S. H. Kennett, 4, T. J. Cronin 5, A. K. Barbour 8, C. H. Getohell 4, D. Yae ger 6, F. P. Ray 5, T. H. Pleasant. 7. First prize $8.10, second $6.10, third $4.10, fourth 62. All ties divided. Fourth - State championship. Team shoot, three men to team, fifty birds each man. Helena team No. 1: Manuel 40, Harrity 89, H. Barbour 39; total 118. Butte team: Cowan 37, Jeayer 29, Wright 84; total 100. Helena team No. 2: Pleasants 41, Cronin 43 A. K. Bearbour 37; total 121. Helena team ko. 8: Kennett 48, Davis 88, Getchel 32; total 113. Livingston team: Finn 88, Bowers 31, Ray 35; total 104. First prize, our Helena team No. 2; second prize, $10, next best club score, Helena team No. 1: Cronin and Kennett divided individual prize for highest soore. Fifth-Fifteen singles, three pair; J. F. Cowan 17, Davis 16, Manuel 16, Pleasants 18, Ray 16, A. K. Barbour 14, Wright 16, Kennett 13, H. Barbour 15, Getchell 16, Bryan 8, Harrity 16, Jeager 12, Cronin 12. First prize $9.35, second 87.80, third $6.25, fourth $4.65, fifth $3.16. All ties divided. Sixth-Five singles, one pair: Cowsn 7, Jeager 5, Wright 6, A. K. Barbour 5, Pleas ants 4, Kennett 8, Davis 8, Bowers 6, Hauser 8, H. Barbour 4, Ray 6, Manuel 7, Finn 7, Harrity 5, Bryan 5, Cronin 8, Dom pey, 4, Getchell 3. First prize $8.60, saec ond $5.45, third $4,30, fourth $2.15. Ties divided. Seventh-Ten singles: Cowan 9, Wright 9, Ray 7, A. K. Barbour 8, Pleasants 9, H. Barbour 9, Manuel 8, Finn 9, Harrity 9, Kennett 7, Bowers 5, Cronin 9, Dempsey 7, Jeager 6, Hauser 5, Bryan 5, Getchel 6. First prize $13.20, second $9.90, third $6.60, fourth $3.30. THE HANCOCK TRIAL. Witnesses Testify to the Oood Character or the Defendant. Most of the time of Judge Hunt's de partment of the district court yesterday was taken up by the, evidence for the de. fense of Stony Hancock, charged with high way robbery. A great part of this testi mony was in the nature of knowledge of Hancock's good character for honesty and integrity. Hugh Kirkendall tistifed that in his dealings with the young man he al ways found him honest and straightfor ward. He had heard some talk to the con trary, but his own experience was that Han cock was a good square jockey. Lawyer Wallace sought to make a good point for his client at this point. "Did you ever know a jockey," he asked, "''against whom something was not said by somebody?" "Oh, yes," replied the witness, promptly, whereat everybody smiled. Judge Hunt requested that the defense get through with its testimony by noon to day. He would also have to ask that',he state and the defense occupy not over 'o hours each in the arguments, and if polbi ble, to confine the talking to an hour and three-quarters. The case has already been on three days, and the bad air and the bad light of the court room is very trying on the judges, the lawyers and the witnesses. COMING ATTRACTIONS. The Butte Miner of yesterday has the following to say of the minstrels: A big house greeted the Goodyear, Elitch & Schilling Minstrel company at the opera house last evening. The programme throughout was one of the beat ever seen in this city. The first part was new and the draperies and costumes elaborate and of tasty designs. Many new features, includ ing Dr. Garcia, the Salitario soloist, are in trodnoed in the first part. In the olio are some clever specialists, among them Mazuz and Abecco, the Arabs: E. M. Hall. banjo ist; the Tycoon quartette, Symonds, Hughes and Bastus, and Charles E. Sohill ing. The same performance will be given again to-night. The coming of the eminent tragedian Thos. Keene at a near date, makes the following of interest to theatre goers. It is from the Denver Republican: "The audience at the Tabor Grand last night was a tribute to Thomas W. Keene,. and incidentally it was a tribute to the in tellectuality of the people. 'Richelieun' is not a novelty, nor is it what may be termed a popular play, yet the opera house was filled. A five-act historical drama on a warm September evening, is only visited by people in search of intellectual pleasure, or when there is a 'star' of some magnitude engaged in the leading role. "As the crafty cardinal Mr. Keen is seen to very good advantage. He is of what is known as the "old school" of tragedians. He is robust. Lord Lytton was in the habit of being redundant even in writing plays, and "Richelieu" is no exception. The delivery of the actor makes this less objectionable, as Mr. Keene enunciates very clearly. In the stronger portions of the play he was most successful, and he was frequently recalled." WILL BE OPEN ''0-DAY. The Dining Itooms of the New Merchants Are Open. 'To-day the dining rooms of the New Merhants will be again open to the public. The fact that the Nagle sisters will be in charge is sufficient guarantee that the hotel will be maintained to a high standard of excellence. Fortunately the Nagle sisters secured the services of Eugene (luval, a chef of established reputation. Dinner will be served from five to eight o'clock to-day at the price of $1. Board will be charged at the rate of $7 per week and $H for meal tickets. All extras will be served. The location of the Merchants, the fine rooms and the excellent service to be maintained will again make it one of the most popular hotels in the northwest. No Case Agalnst ilm. Judge Sanders decided yesterday that there was no cause to hold John Matson, on account of the fire in the Hotel Bruns wick. The investigation of the police failed to show the slightest suspicion at taching to the old man, and he was re lensed. Mayor Kleinsahrmidt has directed the council committee on origin o' tires to look up the causes of the blaze of Monday night and the one in the Bailev block. An otthr patty was arrested in connection wi t the Hotel Brunswick fire but was let go. Fire! ! rrs I ire Fire! 1 Pope & O'Connor are now open, ready to do business at their old stand. 'they have sot tied with the inlu rance collpltnlics andt desire to express their thanks to the insuranlce of lico of it. A. Luke & Co., C. F. Ellis , Co., and Wallace & Thornburgh for the prompt and courteous treatmenl t In the settlement of their loss. They have a lot of pIrsially damaged goods on hamnd, especially fanoy goods, that they will dispose of at half prices. (iodacks. Seven new styles at A. M. Holter Hard ware Co. HELEJ'4A JEAtL ESTATE! Because Helena Is a hive town. money for their inception and Because Helena is already a support. business center of largepropor- Think of the vast sums re. tions. ceived by Helena men as profits and dividends from thesl same Because Helena is now a rail- and dividends from the same enterprises. road center and bound to remain enterprises. Then say, if you can, that Hel ena has no great future in store Because Helena is the tempo- for her. rary capital of Montana. Rather, take advantage of your Because Helena will be the opportunities and secure some permanent capital and metropolis Helena real estate while it is still of a state destined to become cheap and low, and thus be in one of the richest in the union. position to reap some of the pro. Because Helena's citizens are fits from our city's wonderful progressive and thoroughly alive growth. to their opportunities. We believe in Helena as a city, Because they have resisted in lier men, her enterprises, and the tempation to over-boom their above all, in the money making city-depending rather on solid qualities of her real estate. We material advancement, with back our faith by our deeds, and steady appreciation of values to invite you to do likewise. We gas-bag boasting and grossly in- buy and sell Helena Real Estate flated valuations on paper. of every description, and can al Look at Helena's great bank- ways find a good bargain for ing capital. every customer. A personal in vestigation of the properties listed Look at the many great enter- with us is invited. We also in prises in every quarter of Mon- vite correspondence from out of tana and the great northwest de- town buyers in regard to Helena pendent upon Helena men and properties. " Wallace & Tkornburgh,. "** DENVER BUILDING,i;** Broadv)ay and Warren Sts., J-lelena, Montana JACQUEMIN & CO. Watchmakers, Jewelers, Silversmiths. : Dealers in : : DIAMONDS, WATCHES, SILVERWARE, CUT CRYSTAL, FANCY GOODS. Complicated Watch Repairing, Artistic Engraving, Jewelry Manu factured to Order. MONTANA SAPPHIRE and NUGGET JEWELRY A SPECIALTY. Call and Examine Our Stock. No. 27 Main Street, Helena. S* PATENTS. . * United States and Foreign Pat ents obtained and any information given. EDWARD C. RUSSELL, Attorney at Law. Pittsburgh Block. Helena, Mont. RANCH OF 2,000 ACRES. Well improved and thoroughly ir rigated, on fine range. A great bargain. W. E. COX, GOLD BLOCK. 'T11Y ABBESBMCNT--TlE ASSIESMBENT OF Sreal, personal and mixed property in tie city of lieloen for the year 1n11 will be laid before the city council, ltCting as a board of equalization, on tiaturday afternoon, Oct.. , st four o'clock. All persona fooling thoremslve aggrievoed shoeue appear bofore t h board at that time to make theim complalnte. 'tleo boolts rn now open for inspection at the olfieo of the undersignedl. JAMEII B. WALKEI. City Aieeseor and Tresueror. OTICE TO CO-OWNER--TO iENI a Yoe are hereby notld.d that I hav expended one huandred dollars in labor and imprdvements on the M lnntsotaaris Lde sltuate in 8lnmple Miule district. Loti. end 'larke conntc, sita of lortela, is order to hld said predsed s rs the pto p eioRI of seon rl esd oslea thes Untted tAtee, i.inJ te amouat requirod to hold the saos for the year ending l)Deoember at, 1WOi d if within nalety dars ft r this utic of publration, you fUi or t efmm to eo utrib ute your proportion mash c x irditare, a eo-ewpaOr, your nour",t in the said calm wll become tb propArty of the suberribe, Seder said ction e ,aRII MDOPALD. SN1i sbl ssbiisetkIgua GANS & KLEIN. We are receiving daily new additions to our already attractive stock of - - - - - - - Mens', Youths', Boys' and Children's Suits The particular care exercised in the se lection and manufacture of all Garments, the perfection of patterns and novelty of designs all guarantee the best value at no higher prices than are frequently asked for goods of inferior workmanship. Our stock of Men's Furnishing Goods is unexcelled, and we are showing all the Latest Domestic and Imported Novelties. We are sole agents for the following well-known manufacturers: - - - - - - - - - - Dr. Yaeger's Sanitaryj Wool en Systerm Glothing, Knox World $enovJned J-fats, Hanan & Sons' Shoes. Send for catalogue of Dr. Yaeger's goods. It will interest you. - - - - - - - - - Ist. FLOOR-Men's Furnishing Goods, Hats and Shoes. 2nd. FLOOR--Boys' and Children's Suits and Overcoats. 3d. FLOOR--Men's Suits and Overcoats. 4th. FLOOR--Trunks, Valises, Blankets, Quilts, Hose, Etc. Elevator to all four Floors. The best lighten business establishment in the not thwest. GANS & KLEIN, Leading Clothiers, Hatters and Haberdashers.