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nths ed t erd onl] r ....... tP Ielt . Pla, w firtMual ols:ara wails alysnd acbtlr Like his previous state papers, Presi iou o, 1 .departments of the federal gov ment. It is ot striki or oriial S ts suggestions and for the most part c ted the president goes ont . record as da py] 2in er year......... 205 1 ptat ions of the country so far as maintamng the advanced price of silver i onerned, but he wekould cling to it asnel.. 1 ttlelonger abroad will always id Tmore termine T on filhs hostihty t free coitn- 1 g. As to Athe taren iffd Mr. Harrlitn. Newof Trkt West, Minneapolis: Baldtwin and Palaer, Scourse favors the continuance of the a s 0Knley law and uses the figures sotel, t -Old. Ill. ften quoteiod by Mr.state paMcKiney during the Ohid o ' messpaign to fortify his argu hlartet comprehenasve and well written Whnato hasof the sao reingarding the a Ch deianp troubles and complications with Italy containt is not strikw ing ormation.al its suggestions that seemsfor th concern Mar t Harri but ittleson morest is thane questionuary of ur disappointment over the cain defeat of thex force bill and says he cannot understand pctframed theby a non-partisa goesn rcommission. quHe is als troublposed over the free coinevitable of ler to he is andrty in the electoral college by thate change o thepresent law has not met theigan herebtty electors are chose ountry so far as paaintaining the advanced price of silver s concernedts, has great dealing to it a 1 tabout dalonger and not adopters and un-more fai r apportionments. We wish he had leterine inttle mors hoste explicity to frees coinhead. Is Mr. arrs to thison rebuking, the repub-rison o loian par.y in New York and Connect coutivse apportionments in thosinuane of the I o, hcKinle certai and displays a lofty patriot often quoted by Mr. McKinley during theism which is worthy of all prais; forgu enith four democratic senators from those hatwo states, who would now bregardinge thsie hing in congroubless wereand the wilompl cations withe ma Theori thy of thate people inems the two common Mr. Wealthe not defied, Mr. Harrison's party IHarrison talks about is the importance of our preservctioing the purity of the on bal he is firing at short raun ge at the man who car dian appointmentby bunhovin the defloat of the inforce block of five,"ll and says he cannot undthe memberta ofnd solely for the reason that he contributed it.200,000 to Quays a fedeoral election lawfund Thframed by a nonde-parti's recommissndation He is also troubled over the inevitable loss to his pregarty in the Indiansl colland thege bytransfer of charid lae ofds to the tlaw in Michiganll whe had told the whole truth aby congrut thess Indianstricts. He would have shown th great deal to say fair apless politioncal rascality. was at the had bottom of the more explicit on this hedge. n invesrrison tigating committee of congrepubss will be required to lary the and Connect-his affair befor refusing the country i make hon ther true tive apportionments in the document beIf so, hcampaign platform; na lothing pto inspiore ismthe republican pais orty withof all prathe beliefor with four democratic senators from those two states, who would now be sit ting in congress were the will of the ma jority of the people in the two common weanlths not defied Mr. Harrison's renominarty tionuld in 1892, wourld take tinhe bouth legisla we torannot help wndering if when Mr. Harrison talks about the importance of preserving the purity of the ballot he is firing at short range at the man who car in block of five," and at the member of solely for the reason that te contributed Tho presidents; recoi mendations with regard to the Indians and the transfer of arid lands to the states will SIndiana he would have shown that more An investigating committee of congress WELLESLEY IN ARMS. What are the legitimate functions of the college annual? Tell me, says the s3panish proverb, with whom thou gooest, i and I will toll thee who thou art. Tell I us, we might burlesque the adage, the critic's years, and we will tell you his idea of the annual's scope. Is the critic young and a collegian? Write down the annual as the humble repository of genius that will some day startle and illuminate a drowsy world. Is the critic old and soured? His verdict is a fore gone conclusion. Such productions are a waste of paper and printer's Ink-- a waste-pipe for the escape of a flood of irresponsible chatter and hair brained frivolity. The critic is a mother with her boys and girls at college? Bless her kindly heart, her smiles are suffuli oiont answer to any query on the sub ject. The censor is an old collegian himself, with the ballast of years of ex perience laid on the top of his youthful enthusiasm? lie, be sure, will admit that the success of the literary effort in volved is generally in the inverse ratio to its ambition. lie will be forced to admit that the pathos limps in passages, that the research is but skin deep, andu excised, at that, from the cuticle of some older and more experienced pcholar. But he cannot be brought to deny that the annual is occasionally the seed time of future literary success, While his eyes will twinkle and his nmouth broaden with a smile, as he peruses an account of the pranks that are as old as pupils, and recognizes the hoary jokes that have dune duty for scholastic wit since the days when schools first were. All of which leads up to the sad an mouncement that civil war reigns in the iUne peaceful halls of Wellesley, and .th thue bone of coantmion is 4he col iege annual for the' present.ear of grate. On the one hand are arrayed the well organized and e*perieaoed forces of the faculty, skilled to mept and rout all manner of opposition. On the othes side are ranged the light infantry of the students, the guerillas in college War fare. Corridors, that used to ring with the praises of this or that "quite too lovely" instructress, have blanched at the spiteful ejaculations of "mean old cat," and "I'm sure she paints." Sweet voices, that used to wail a chorus of Agamemnon or babble a bon mot from Moliere, have waxed harsh and raucous in their denunciations of a tyrannical faculty. Legends is the war-cry, for so the modest maids of Wellesley have denominated the annual production that gives to a waiting world the first fruits of their genius. Legenda, things requiring or deserving to be read, so far as the musty remnants of our Latin grammar that survive will enable us to read. Requiring to be read sounds like the faculty, and deserving to be read seems an echo from the maidens. Either construction, we suppose, will do. The cause of the strife? Well, that is a matter of History and throws a dark stain on the memory of the class of '91. It is a terrible thing to say of any group of students, male or female, that in spite of their advantages, in spite of Greek choruses, in spite of problems in trigonometry, in spite of their knowl edge of the duplicity of the ratio of sim ilar triangles to their homologous sides, that, in spite of their acquaintance with these sobering facts and experiences, they can actually retain a desire for in nocent mirth aaid honest fun. Yet this is the astounding accusation that must be made against the class of '91. They published an annual, a Wellesley annual. It is incredible, but the thing was act ually facetious. Male persons, it has been reported to the faculty, had been heard to guffaw over it, and the jokes, unlike thoso of Aristophaues, had not even the merit of being expressed in Greek. Never again must the fair es outcheon of Wellesley be dishonored by the presence of a witticism in its an nual. The very walls might fall. Our interest in Wellesley is as great as it is deserved We have been proud of a college that could produce such ed ucational results, proud of its faculty, proud of its scholars. In the present momentous crisis we hasten to tender our quota of advice. We would say to the honorable faculty: Your work is good, is excellent as far as it goes. We know none better. But there is one lack in your equipment, one breach which renders the whole most vulnerable. That repaired no assaults can touch a noble institution. You have chairs of Greek, Latin, mathematics and a dozen other subjects. You need a chair of humor-for the faculty. SRCRF.TAIe Y FosTiti disposes of the Chinese isumigation question in a sen tence, when ho says: "Any legislation looking to exclusion will fail of its full purpose so long as the Canadian govern ment admits Chinese laborers to Can ada, whence, armed with Canadian per mits to leave and return to Canada at pleasure, they are at lihberty to invade our territory along its entire northern frontier." Mr. Foster might have added that it was quite improbable thatso long as Canada can get head money from the Chinese it will bar them out. THE youngest man in congress has made his first break. He is Sherman Hoar, and was born in 1860. Had he been born several years earlier he would not have made a fool of himself by de olining to vote for speaker because lie could not get a pledge from Mr. Crisp that he would pack the coinage commit tee against the silver interests. MEN OF THE DAY. Dr. Leslie Keeley, the reformer of drunk ards. is a tall and rather large man of ben evolent appearance. His hair and mus tache are snowy white. Robert Mantell, the actor, once paid the price of a night's lodging to see Miss Wallis play Juliet, and slept that night in an empty wagon. Six years later he was playing Romeo to her Juliet The bank of England honors John Sher man by putting up his portrait among those of the great financiers of the world which hang in the directors' room. 'The only other American represented there is Alexander Hamilton. The czar's subsoc iption to the committee that is relieving the famine-stricken dis tricts in Russia is an imperial one. He has directed that 59,000,000 roubles be taken fronm his private estate for this purpose. This is about $25,000,0,0. Arthur James Balfour, the English leader, is a bachelor and about 43 years old. He has ample means, contributes to the maga zines, is fond of society and has a decided taste for art, his London residence contain ing a remarkably fine picturegallery. 'i hir teen years ago he was Lord Salisbury's ori vate secretary, and now there is talk of his succeeding his former master. He has a great fondneas for the open-air game of golf, Minister Porter savey there is the greatest difference imaginable between the person alities of the two Italiah prime ministers, Criepi and Itudini. The former is a giant in Intellect, a man of intense force and strength, whose very p esence inspires one with awe, his face stern and full of purpose, and yet with eyes that sparkle with good nature and geniality. The Marquis di Ru dini, though a man of great ability and character, is mild and bashful. P'trlini.entary Wages. In Germany both houses receive about $2.50 per day. In Austria the pay is $5 a day. In Greece the senators get $100 per month and the deputies $I0. In France members of each house receive the same $5 per day. In Denmark the members of the Landsthing each receive about $3.73 a day. In Belgium each member of the chamber of tproeaentativae gets $~5 a month. In Portugal the peers and com monena are paid the same umrn, which is about k::35 a year. In Spain the members of the Curtes a:e not paid for their services, but enioy many advantages and immuni ties. iu Switzerland the members in the national council yct $2.5J per day. end the conunil of state, the lower house, $1.50. In Italy the senators and deputies are not paid at all, but they are allowed traveling ex penses and certain other privileges. Eng lund is the only country where members of parliament are not only unpaid, but have no special rights or privileges whatever. Boston Transeriit. Even it !* h Ayphics of the Pharsao. do not carry more hidden mystery to the average tenddrfoot than the figures 8.7-77. It is not altogether oleMt to him after he has been told that the symbols mean simply the vigilante warning to all suspiol. one characters to clear the camp. We have thus far failed to find an old timer who can tell just why these fliges are used to convey the threat. It is certain, how ever, that they mean business for oonvio tion came to the majority of the unbeliev ing when they were "over a barrel" with a rope dangling from a limb above. The fig urea are not yet forgotten. A few weeks ago a party of surveyors were working over in Jefferson county and as usual were num bering the stakes in order. It so happened that a certain stake near a small camp was I 'numbered 8777. A ranchman near by reached the party just as the stake was passed but caught the number. "What in the devil do you mean by that," he asked pointing to the figures. "That's only the number," said one. "Well, do you want to drive all the boys out of the camp?" The old man then was obliged to explain to these newcomers that the figures 3777 would cause some excitement in rny camp and might depopulate it. In the interest of the local community they therefore changed the figures to avoid the possibility of a stampede. Mr. James U. Sanders read all that was printed of the president's message in last evenings Herald but failed to find a de clination of a second term. This will be found at the end of the last column in this issue of THE INDEPENDLNT. The efficiency of the local Western Union telegraph force was appreciated by tele graph editors yesterday. The president's message, covering eighty-two pages of manifold paper, or 15,000 words, was as clean and well written copy as could be wished for. Christmas windows havo charms for all. Yesterday afternoon there was a small crowd of street travelers before the plate glass front of a big down town store. Among them were a judge of the supreme court, two well known gamblers, a pastor of a leading church, several society ladies and small children galore. What do you think they were watching? Two steam engines in active operation and a tin railway train running on a circular track. Probably the most independent trades man in this city is a certain China man who owns a store in the First ward. Though admitting that busi ness was not what it should be he does not propose to lower his dignity to the point of bantering with customers. A newspaper man was looking over the stock of curios and bric-a-braoc in this Chinaman's store yesterday when the proprietor called out from the end of the room: "You buy?" "No, just looking around. What is the price of this cigar case?" "One dollar, six bittee." "that is too much." "Too much? What you do?" "I am in the newspaper business." "How much sell papah?" "Five cents." "Too much," was the Celestial's logic. "You no buy, you go to more place." A serious problem is troubling our city ed ucators in the introduction of meteorology as a study in the public schools. They find that only one kind of weather can be found in Helena for practical experiments. Down east, where the mercury jerks from the bulb to the summit at every hour during the day, with intervals of snow, sleet, rain and hail between, admirable opportunities are offered for a complete course in this important branch, but in Helena things are different. With the exception of an occasional off day, it is one round of sun shine. Col. Curtis is now able to move around on crutches and get out of the house for a breath of fresh air. It will not be long be fore his friends will be gratified by the ap pearance of his familiar form on Main street. A tall, good-looking and well-dressed young man who occasionally visits THE IN DEPENDENT building does collecting for thirty-two different firms in this city and is therefore kept very busy. In the course of his travels he has developed so much nerve that he is now thinking of running Sfor office next fall. The man who crin snub him can take a contract to "turn down" the czar. He is now pretty well known to the majority of creditors in town. A week ago four young men were standing on a Main street corner chatting on local sub jects when this collector's cape overcoat was seen approaching from the corner above. It was visible to all at the same time. "Well, boys, I must be going," said one, turning down town. "I have got a date," said another looking at his watch and starting for an office building. "And I promised to meet a man at The Helena," remarrked the third turning ou Grand street. The collector glanced in three directions when he reached the corner, with no vio tims in sight. THE BOOK TABLE. The Christmas number of Harper's Ba zar, published Dec. 11, is remarkable for the variety and entertaining character of its contents. There is a story by Mary E. Wilkins, entitled "The Other Mide;" a story by Hezekiah Bunttetworth. entitled "No RIoom in the Inn;" poems by Harriet Prescott Spofford, Elizabeth ]ullard and Margaret E. rSangster; and a strikingly beautiful picture by Ilosina Emmet Sher wood, entitled "Before the ISall," with an accompanying poem by Mrs. John hher wood. The illustrations contained in the number are numerous and mnOe than or dinarily attractive. Harper & 1Brotliers' latestannouncements include the Life of (en. 'I bomas J. Jack son (Stonewall Jackson), by his wife, Mary Anna Jackson, with an introruction by ltev. Henry M. Field, D. 1).; G(ore du Maurier's novel, Peter Ibbotson, with char arteristie illustrations by the author; Let ters of Charles D)irkonn to Wllkin Collins, edited by Laurence Ilutton; a biography of Jasmin: Barber, P'oet and i'hilanthropist, by Samuel t<milee, and a volume of essays by George William Curini, entitled F0om the Easy Chair, being selections from papers which oiginually appeared in the Easy Chair of larper's Magrazine. '1 he (ioldthwaite Geographical Magazine publishers, New York, are offering to every one ordering through them the Century, Harper'e, 8crilbnor's or the Cosmopolitan for 18i2 their Geographical Magazine free. This is a most lbberal offer indeed, and our readers who may desire anlly of these great magazines cannot do better than to order through them. "Jersnalem, the Holy City," is the title of Mrs. Oliphant's new book, which Messrs. Macmillan & Co. are to publish early in December, uniform in style with "The Makers of Florence," "Royal Edinburgh," etc., by the same author. It will be gener ally illustrated by Hamilton Aide, and can not disappoint those who look for the same which has mrade iM Olplha$ut'e aount of the history of FtoreMioe :o ea.tingly pop' The monthly editorial aronique of the Review of t eviews, known as the depart meet df the "Prod' e ii* the World," ii particularly Intereating li the Deoember number. Fine portraits are given of a num ber of Democratic leaders of the new con gress; and the late elections on the one hand, and the probable action of the win ter's session of congress on the other ste frankly discunsed. The discussion of our relations with Chill is accompanied by por traits of Jorge Monnt, the new president. and Claudio Vienna, the claimant president, who is now in exile. In connection with a discussion of Russian polities and the Rue sian famine, there, is a.magnifeoont full page portrait of the Czar Alexander III., one of DoOeGers he Russian foreign minis ter, whose visit to Italy and Paris just now attracted so much attention, and also a handsome portrait of Mr. Hall Caine. an English novelist who has just gone to Rus sia for materials upon the persecution of the Jews and the great famine, for a novel which shall be the "Uncle Tom's Cabin" of the Jewish persecution. A portrait of Mr. Tim Healey, also the latest of Mr. Parnell and one of Mrs. Parnell, accompany a full elucidation or the Irish situation. The Speakership of the House. The sneakership of the house is the seo ond office of importance in the government. Under the rules of the house, legislation is determined by the committees, and the speaker appoints the committees. The power of his office, therefore, is very great. He may determine easily the character of legislation upon subjects of vital import ance. Supported by a party majority, like Mr. Reed in the last congress, he may exer cise arbitrary powers. Mr. Reed's theory was apparently that the country loves pluck, and that a display of mastery in the speaker's chair would be exceedingly im pressive and popular. The country does love pluck, but it loves fair play better, and the despotism of the speaker and of the majority in the last congress affected the country as the old slave-holding congres sional despotism affected it forty years ago. At that time it strengthened the conviction and the par'y which excluded the despotic majority from power for more than a quar ter of a century. It is by no means the Mo Kinlev tariff only which has given the dem ocratic party a dangerously large majority in the new house. It was the gross abuse of the power of the majority in the last house.-Harper's Weekly. Typewriting, room 15 Bailey block. 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