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vthe Netig ohe ChiNa e A Vewy 1i er . iin rstLn aioeu on of thea Vexed 5Problem c. As poitaly Hal. Numesaous li gned' Petit ia. Asbklnll Con srqps to Pasil a stringent ExclusIon Act Agattist the, lioallants. The meeting at Assembly hall last night to discuss the 'Cbloese question was well attended by workingmen of Helena, J, E. Boncher presided and J. Y. Bennett was secretary, Chairman Boucher stated that all were no doubt aware that the Chinese exclusion act expired in May, and that a measure would be introduced in congress to continue the restriction. "It is a matter of interest to us and to the business men of Helena," bhe said. "I am surprised that there are not more basiness men present, But because there are eot more of them is no reason why we should not express our opinions." L i. Glidea said the meeting had been called by him to take action on the peti tions to congress for the exclusion of the Chinese, and for the election of senators by the direct vote of the people, both of which were suggeted by T. V. Powderly. The seo retary stated that he had petitions on the Chinese question prepared for the signa tures of those present and for other work ingmen's organizations. It was decided to allow five minutes to each man to talk on the subject. As this was announced one mani present began a rambling speech about the uselessness of the Chinese to the mer chants, the doctors and the real estate men, and was proceeding to state that China had 44,000,000 people and the United States but 17,000,000, when the bhairman called him down with the remark that this was a meeting to discuss a serious problem, and not a "josh." The culprit took his seat, and, the discussion was taken up in a seri ons strdin. John Finn suggested that the working men would have to come out and let it be known to the politicians that whoever was not on their side could not get thir votes. F. A. Adrian said they could nothing un less they all stood together and refused to patronize the Chinamen or those who em ployed them. Adolf Halest thought the question a grave one, not only because the Chinaman worked for less than a white person, but because what money these people got was with drawn from the already inadequate circulr tion and taken back to their native land. Besides that there were the vices the Chi nrmen brought here, such as the opium habit. While it was impossible to get rid of all the Chinamen now here, it would be well to keep others from comine. Those now here would soon die out. He said the working people had to patronize the Chi namen for their garden truck because no white man raised any, but that would not be enough to keep them here. Chairman Boncher said the solution of the problem was a difficult one. It might do to take the almost unprecedented step of sending all the Chinamen back, but as that was well nigh impossible, the next great question was how to mitigate the evil and reduce it to the minimum. The exclusion -act did nrot remedy the disease. it was not heroic enough. It was wonder ful how, when congress passed a law, it was so easy to evade it. The people of the United States were most considerate of evil doers. It would seem that when any great wrong was committed it was neces sary for a certain class of people to get out and roar, and all the others called them agitators. Perhaps Dennis Kearney was an agitator, but he had a kick. No attention was paid to him, but when the trouble be gan to effect the upper classes, then congress took action. There were certain stores on Broadway occupied by Chinamen as mer chants. If the Chinman ever vacated the places the stores could never be rented to a white man for the same sum. That had been found out in Portland and San Fran oisco. But the Helena business men knew it all; they would not learn by experience. When the merchants began to feel the effect of the presence of the Chinese then the legislators would act. He feared they never would act on the appeal of the workingmen. "I he only way I see is to pass an exclusion not that will last forever." he continued. "We must say to our legislators that this is the one thing we insist upon. The Knights of Labor have a clause in. their declaration of principles that no creed or color shall be prohibited from being members. The same is found in the constitution of the United Statee. Yet Jefferson and the other fram ers of the constitution never meant a lot of vampires and bloodsuckers should be ad mnitted who come because we have some thing they want, aeni who, when they get it, go back home to enjoy it. Our only way is to impress on the minds of the people who are in office and those who want to get there, that their present and further safety depends on the passage of an exclusion act that will last forever." When the petition to congress was being passed around for signatures Mr. Gildea suggested taking up the senatorial question, but Michael Corbett thought that it would be bad policy to drop the Chinese matter at this point. He favored continuing to hold the meetines, but in a larger place. He also suggested withdrawing all patronage from the Chinamen. The quickest way to get rid of them is to lot them alone, Mr. Gildea said the Chinese question had been effectually disposed of so far as the present meeting was concerned. The question of electing senators by direct vote of the peo ple was eof as great, if not greater import ance than the Chinese question. The Chinese exclusion noact had been in force ten years, but it was a prohibition that did not prohibit. The other question was one of bringing the senato s closer to the people, where they conld,bo dealt with better and dic tated to in stronger terms than they could be now. Chairman Bouocher wanted another and a larger meeting with the business men present. liecretary Bennett did not have much faith in the business men attending. "As an example of their duplicity, or policy," he said, "you will re member that the council unanimously passed anti-Chinese resolutions. Four of ths men who voted for them employ China men in their houses. One told me it was because better service could be had from the Chinamen. The other said he would talk about it when the Burlingame treaty was rescinded." Mr. Gildea then moved to take up the senatorial question. At this point P. H. 1urns arose to speak. "Here is one that won't sign the petition," he said, "and you can be dead sure of it. I am opposed to it, and stand alone here. I like conalstency, and I like argument backed up by common sense and reason." Chairman Boucher stated that he could not allow Mr. Burns to proceed unless the meeting said so. There was another ques tion pending. "All right," said Mr. Burns, and he sat down. "I withdraw my motion, with the consent of my second," said Mr. Gildea. "That 1 cannot allow unless the meeting consunts," said Chairman Boucher. "The motion is the property of the meeting." A motion to allow Mr. Burns to prooeed was made and carried. "I don't remember just what the constitution said about creed, color and natiouality," said Mr. Burns its he got on his feet again. "The chairman has stated that Jefferson did not intend to open the country to a lot of vampires and bloodsuckers. Of all the people who come to this country none come as near making a legitimate living as the Chinaman. Ht produces all he consumes and more. Then if he goes back and takes $100, or $1,000, or $10,000, he has left something behind to represent it, and if he desires to go to China to enjoy it, he is no vampire, and it is chewing up the English language pretty bad to calihi so. Wen a moeshiau die W :: N:s o 1eifA i eu~ i .. o. e, utaý * sl. e to the Methodist ahurb as to a tallfollow a thb w hy pro ssY f.omrentig it to a hiuaman, if.. lupcehas dlacovered that t it i v re* 'theandlord has found it out too," t w ould like to remind the genitlerman," si4d Michael Coshett, "that it " not the welfare dr the ill fare of the Chinameu we are after but the welfare of the white olti zeas of Helena. Iregard his remarks as impertinent, and they appear to me to be thoe of a mind unbalanced or of a thor oughbred orank or fool." . "It's like this," responded Mr. Burns. "I have seen a gCeat many gatherings suoch as this, and have stood alone before. Men are swayed by sentinentality rather than reason, and as long as they are there are no hopes of betterment. I may be a crank or a fool, but whether I am or not has nothine to do with the logie of my argument. I have always notiooed that when a man is beaten in argument, he calls 'tool'." Chairman Boacher said there was a great deal of truth in what Mr. Barns had stated, from that gentleman's point of view. "Lobking at it," he contInued, "from an anarchistic point-not the anarchy of the red flag and the bomb, but in the view of those who look for the itillenium-it is right. But somehow my knowledge has never taught me that my neighbor had a right to keep dynamite oh his premises, nor disease-breeding pigs. It is equally our right to insist that the leprous Chinaman be left outside. The old mixim 'the great est good to the greatest number' must pre vail, and upon this principle we enter our protest against a few being benefitted by a set of people whom I again call vampires. They may leave behind something as the result of their labor, but they also leave be hind the mark of degradation. He does not come here to be a citizen. I know that from Mr. Burns' point of view he is right, but I can't help thinking that he is wrong in his ideas." Mr. Burns thought that if there was any thing to be thankful for it was that the Chinamen did not come here to be a citi zen, and take part in politics, and stamp his individuality upon the laws and prob ably the constitution of this country. "We have already too many people-ignorant peope--who get up and howl and shout," he said. "It would be better if they took a back seat." Chb airman Boucaer said there was no ob jection for a Chinaman to come here as a citizen, if he came for that. He had seen bands of Dagos who were more detrimental than theChinamen. But that dies out as the Dagos get married and bring up fam ilies. This, the Chinaman never does. The discussion ended here and the meet ing adjourned to Friday night next, with out disposing of the senatorial question. THE WEATHER SIGNALS. An Explanatlen of Their Meaning and How Displayed. The weather signal flags displayed in Helena by the government weather bureau have the following meaning:. Number 1, white flag, six feet square, indicates clear weather. Number 2, blue flag, six feet square, hidicates rain or snow. Number 3, white and blue flag (parallel bars of white and blue); six feet square, indicates that local rains or showers will occur and that the rainfall will not be general. Number 4, black triangular flag, four feet at the base and six feet in length, always refers to temperature; when placed above num bers 1, 2 or 3 it indicates warmer weather; when placed below numbers 1, 2 or 3 ittn dioatea colder weather; when not displayed, the indications are that the temperature will remain stationary,or that;the changeln temperature will notrarymorethan four de grees from the temperature of the same hour of the preceding day from March to Octo ber, inclusive, and not more than six de grees for the remaining months of the year. Number 5, white flag, six feet square, with black quare in center, indicates the ap proach of a sudden and decided fall in temperature. This signal is not to be dis played unless it is expected that the tem perature will fall to forty-two degrees, or lower, and is usually ordered at least twenty-four hours in advance of the cold wave. When number 5 is displayed, num ber 4 is always omitted. Number 2. When displayed on poles the signals should be arranged to read down ward; when displayed from horizontal a-, ports a smaller streamer should be attac.,w:d to indicate the point from which the sig nals are to be read. The following is the interpretation of the displays: No. 1, alone, indicates fair weather, sta tionary temperature. No. 2. alone, indicates rain or snow, sta tionary temperature. No. 3, alone, indicates local rain, sta tionary temperature. No. 1,. with No. 4 above it, indicates fair weather, warmer. No. 1, with No. 4 below it, indicates fair weather, colder. No. 2, with No. 4 above it, indicates warmer weather, rain or snow. No. 2, with No. 4 below it, indicates colder weather, rain or snow. No. 3, with No. 4 above it, indicates warmsc' weather, with local rains. No, 3,, with No. 4 belowit, indicates colder weather with local rains. No. l, with No. 5 above it, indicates fair weatliei, cold wave. No. 2. with No. 5 above it, indicates wet weatLier, cold wave. Sheeaf music at 10 per coey has become a pop ular as lar at The Ble hlive. Another laLge ship. ment h as just been received. Big r.dnction in ladies' muslin underwear at The iBee Hive. UCOMING ATTRACTIONS. At 3lng's opera house Caroline Gage and her comoany will commence a two nights' engagensent Friday, Feb. 5. They will presente three popular plays, Friday night, "The Honeymoon," SBaturday matinee, "Our l3ys." anod Saturday night, "PyR malion. end Galatea. Miss Gage is said to have is proved much since her last visit, and tie supporting company is stronger than cv r before. Order hard anthlralcite or Letlhbrldg coal, d'j r yellow or white ,ine lnd fIlr fron Herb,.ri Nicholson & CO., Ltd., ucorner Palrk avenau nnd Edvwards street. Teltphono "Let tiere lie light" when you can buy a conl plete lag ,p at The les Hive for 2rc. OCard of Thanlks. Haviig received the sum of $2,000 from the Ca holic Knightsi of America for Mrs. Philo maene I'ayettee on policy No. 28,9i.i, I hereby express my thanks in behalf of said i'hilomonePayette to the said order of Cath,dio Kightt of America and Branch No. 2 I8 of Helena, Mont., of which Ferrold Payoets (deceasesd) was a member. A. J. l.AvnasoN. Attorney in Fact. Hel u na, Mont., Jan. "., 1892. l'lsthe eo Ilivois offerisu a pictuer this week at $2 that, i an ornaent tol any parlr, and the price e pnoaL b t dupioated anywhere. Two hundrld subjects to sotect from. Mir. D. W. Middlemas Is preparing to fill all orders for ice for famil:y use at less price than any other one in the lbaiuelneus. Call and make arrsage menti before goine to others. Infltrat' cloaks, embroldered cashmore. In large sralet uor a 'he lies live, prices ranging from tn upwardq. STo Suoelettes, Oiubs, &u. The lEncore hall can be rented for publia meetli sa, entertainments, lodges, etc. Ap. ply to OChas, Lehman, corner State and Main ;t. Photo Gallery For re as4. Best equipped in the northwest. Bert 1 cation in Helena. See John W. Them w' an. Pittabarg bloak. RECOO Sf THE COURTS.i The Colonel Fined $345 for Running a Faro Table With ,out Lioene., Chandler Loses His Dnmage Case Against the Stedman Foun dry Company. salnr to Recover on promlesor, Notes-To Appesl from a $2O,000 Verd4ct for Damages, It took a jury but a few minutes in Judge Hunt's court yesterday to bring in a verdict of guilty against Col. George W. Raymond. There were two informations against him for gambling without a licedse. He was tried on one of the informations charging him with using a faro table in a gambling game without a license. Deputy County Treasurer William Dolliver and Police Judge Banders testified in behalf of the 'state. The testimony was similar to that given beforeaJudge Sanders when Col. Ray mond had his preliminary examination. It was shown that a faro table had been nesed before the license was procured. Rufus O. Garland, Raymond's attorney, offered in evidence a license dated Jan. 15, 1892., but it was excluded by the court. The jury were out but a few minutes. The defendant waived the statutory time allowed before passing sen tence, and Judge Hunt fined him $800 and the costs, amounting to $45. The other information against Col. Raymond was withdrawn. Charles H. Brown, who was charged with being a booster for the game, was one of the witnesses for the state. After the trial the information against him was also withdrawn and his bondsmen re leased. The jury, who tried Raymond were: John R. Watson, Thomas Sellers, J. H. Freezer, W. H. McCann, V. C. Rinda, W. S. Haskell, Jerome Norris, John A. Welcome, George W. Reed, Daniel Ma honey, B. J. Townsend, W. A. LaRue. CHANDLER LOST THE SUIT. A Verdict Rendered in Favor of the Sted man Foundry Company. A sealed verdict was returned into Judge Hunt's court yesterday morning by the jury in the case of Frank Chandler, who sued the Stedman Foundry company for $10,000 damages. The jury found in favor of the foundry company. This was the' second trial of the case, the first resulting in a disagreement of the jury. Appeals Filed. Two transcripts from Justice Woodman's court were filed in the district court yes terday. Both cases were brought by Wal ter Matheson against Sydney Witherbee and Allen Wheeler on promissory notes amounting to $400. Judgment was taken by default in the lower court against the defendants. A suit was also commenced by L L. Israel & Co. against William Deacey to recover $481.10 on a promissory note. Lewis Damage Case. The bill of exceptions in the case of George F. Lewis against the Northern Pa cifO Railtroad company was sbttlediin thk circuit court yesterday before Judge Knowles. The railroad company will ap peal from the verdict awarding Lewis $21, 000 damages on account of 9,000 cords of word destroyed by fire near the Homestake tunnel. Chessman Hearing. Referee Craven resumed the taking of testimony yesterday in the accounting of W. A. Chessman, administrator of the Ricker estate. A. C. Botkin represents the minor heir, Jesse C. Ricker, and Judge Wade appears for Mr. Chessman. Be sure and read The Boe Hive special ad this week if you wish to secure real bargains. Mares &Fisher, the butchers, have removed from Warren street to iHarmonia hall, on Broad way. 'Xelephone 307. Butcher & Bradley's prices for everything in their line defy competion. Prove this by giving them a call. FOR SUNDAY DINNER. Fine Lot or Poultry, Game and Fresh Meats at Mares & Fisher's. Helena housekeepers, before making their purchases for dinner to-morrow, should call at Mares & Fisher's market, on Broadway next THE INDEPENDENT offce. In addition to a line lot of fresh meats, they have a consignment of poultry from Ne braska, which excels anything in the shape of chickens and turkeys received in Helena this winter. They also have an exeoiiant as sortment of game. If you cannot call in person telephone an order for a chicken, turkey, roast of venison, or anything in the way of fresh meat. It is sure to be good, because there is nothing in their market but is. The telephone number is 307. Miss Mary E. .Jaekman given private lessons in shorthand. Room 15, Balley block. Call at office for terms. ('ash paid for second hand household furniture by G. 11. Taylor, on Broadway. Legal blanks at this oflice. tainl'I K. Davis' Special. INVFfF.MENT BTOCKS. 100 and 1,000 lion Mountain. 77,1". 2,000' Southern Cross, 22 cents. 1,000 Combination (Phillipsburg) $1,32i4. 20 (Glengary. $1.10. 1,000 Cueur d'Alene, (Poorman) $1.021+. 1500 Helens and Victor, $2.25. 300 Bald Butte. $2.10. 1,000 Cumberland, $1.25. 5,020 Yellowstone. 30 cents. This is a list of stocks of known values and at the pricus are safe investment. Rooms "2 and 27. Bailey Block. Smoke Adelina Patti cigar-tinest Iln the world. J. 1B. Lookwood's drug store. Maros & Fishoe, the butcher., have removed from Warren s:reot to Harmnona hall. on broad way. 'lleephone n1l7. 1)oran~omec. t otithe liver, with conatipation niaores(Ie lleoroeIloxtn,I induce pimples, sallow kin. Itcnoveu tie cause by usiuo ('arter's Little LiverlPills. One a dos.. Try them ladles Who use cosmetics or powder to cover up or hide a bad complexion do not know that Miss Julia S. Lawrence, room 4, Denver block, Broadway, Helena,' Mont.. can furnish them with Blush of Roaes, which is clear as water, purities the skip, and posi tively removes blackheads and all skin dis eases., takes the ebiny look from the face and whitens it soon as applied. (i r stock of cloaks, Jackets otld irnlants' wraps are ofseired at extremely low prices. U. It. Stevensaon, Mlteslnee of BUrinett a (Co. Mtares & Fisher, the batchers, have removed frouo Warren street to tarnmunla hall, on Broad way. Telephone 307. We are glad to learn that Dr. M. 0. Parsons Is reoverilg from a severe attact t is Igrplpei and after an abetnce of noarlr a month from his offles will saaln bh at his pst oft dut ani renady for business next Monday, .lan. '1 Dr. I'arsoas uhas enjoyed a goodi practice slaoe coming to Helena and hies alven entire .rtnsotctlon, lie has peorormed many of the most intricate opor talins on the eye man ear known to surgery. Exceptioral Values. We will offer Monday morning and during the week an aessorted lot of Ladies' and Children's Gar ments, consisting of Ladies t lsters, Ladies' Plush Jackets, Ladies Cloth Jackets, Children's Cloaks and Misses' Jackets at the uniform price of $5.00 each. This is much below original cost and should attract the attention of all. Many of these Garments. have been sold as high as $10.00, $12.00, $13.50. All now reduced to the one price of $5.00 each. In order to accommodate the working people who cannot leave their work during, the day to go shopping our house will be kept open each evening until 8 oclgck. Raleigh & Clarke, $500 REWARD -For the dis covery of the body ofJohn McPhee Lost in the· mountains in Deer .Lodge county, west of Rimini and south of Elliston. a -* Mr. MoPhee was about 5 feet 11 inches in I height and weighed about 180 pounde. He had o blue eyes, brown hair. a reddish brown full beard trimmed medium close, and a secr on the right s temple. Was lest seen Wednesday afternoon, I Dept. 80, hbout three miles east of the Ontario mine. He had on gulasses and wore a dark euit of clothes, dark spring overcoat and dark spring hat. He carried a gold hunlting case watch with his name engraved on the inside cao. The above reward will s offerad for a period of thirty ay from this date only. All rewards previously offered are this day canceled. Address inf.orma tionto The Grand Republic Mining Co., Helena, Montana; THE GRAND REPUBLIC MINING CO. CATHOLIC KINIo.HTS O AMERICA. Dated at Helena. Mont.. this 18th day of Jane eary, A. D. 1892. Potatoes Ii- and Sauer Kraut In any quantity at Warehouse oppo site Montana Cen tral Depot. En quire of or address **...., Thos. W . 0 ss MONTANA UNIVERSITY. UNIVERSITY PLACE, NEAR HELENA. PALL TERM OPENS SEPT. 3, 1891. Course of strnoUtion--1, Collego: . College Preparatorl a, Busin.a; 4, Normal: R, Music; 6 .%w. AA1P nstraotion t Comnwon ranohes. ABLE INSTRUCTION, ELEGANT BUILDING $-Seund for Catalogue to the President. .I T. P. TOWER. A. M.. D. D We are making a Specialty OF CUTTING MONTAtNA SAPPHIRES, I DESOLA, MENDES & CO. Ctaters of Diamonml and Proeions Etonos, t1 and il Maiden Lone, New York. LINDSAY & CO. Wholesale and Retail Fruits and Produce. Specisalieoa Btter, Eggs. Fruits, Vegetables Wish, Poaltry, Oyoter.. U0 msd Il Edwards Street. Helosn. Montana. SAPPHIRES FOR SALE AT A BAtRGAIN. 4, - Q r Mntania Spphires- 4,000 rare chance ioT aly person iwhlng to procure these beautiful aln. On exhibition at the ofiice oQaD. A. Richardson, Mining Broker, Granite Block. Ererrzaan. Bau.er, Manstasturer of Coalts, Robes and Mate. AY o 'lM nr of all kinds of Bide. and FVas. ieperlih anud Uleaslg of Fhr Goods. _. Nerth Mal Steoet, - helea, Moateat. T. C. POWER& .. 0, JOBBERS AND DEALERS IN Mining and Farm Machinery Steam Boilers, Pumps and Hoists, Wire Hoisting Rope, Sto. Quartz, Lumber and Farm Wagons, Fence Wire, Wind Milli and Pumps. BROWN'S PATENT AND MAINE BOB-SLEDS ALL SIZES. THE FINEST LINE OF Sleighs, Robes, Etc., IN THE STATE OF MONTANA. DONOGHUE & M'CARTHIY, Plumbers and Gas Fitters Sanitary Work a Specialty. Jobbing Promptly Attended to. TELEPHONE NO. 8- -- ------- NO. 34 PARK AVENUE WE STILL IIAVE A LARGER STOCK OF Men's, Boys' and Children's Clothing on hand than we want in order for us to retire from our Retail Business within a short time. We will deduct ONE THIRD from all our MEN'S, BOYS' and CHIL DREN'S SUITS and OVERCOATS. To satisfy yourself that this is no advertising dodge, look at our Display Windows, or come into our store and get prices. WE MEAN BUSINESS, and MUST and WILL retire from our Retail Business in a very short time. **** **... Qreenhood, Bohrm & Go. You Must Rely on the Brand WHEN BUYING FLOUR. There is no other way to be sure of getting the best. There are many imitations of Minnesota Flour for sale. 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