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.temittances at the risk of subecriber unlest made by registered letter, check, or postal or ex press order, payable to The independent Pub ishing Company. $Peorbnas desiring the INa0rto.mDtTr sesrve at their homes or place of business can order by postal card or through telephone No. 100. Pleas, report cases of irregular delivery promptly. Advertstements, to thereo prompt insertion, sheold be handed ai before 8 p. m. Rejected communications not returnable on les postage is enclosed. TERMS OF SUSOlRIPTION. BY MAI.. Daily [including Sunday] per year..........$10 00 Dlily [iaoluding Sunday] six months...... 5 00 Daily [incliiding Sunday] three months.... 2 50 Daily [excluding Sunday] per year......... 00 Daily [excluding Sunday] per month...... 75 lunday only [in advance] per year......... 2 50 Weekly [in advance only] per year...... 2 00 Daily by carrier, per week, seven Issueal.. 25 HELENA, MON'T, FEB. 21, 1892. Wil'Montanians abroad will always find Tua DAILY IINDEPENDENT on file at their favorite hotels: Fifth Avenue and dMetropolitan. New York; Wet. Minneapolis: Baldwin and Palace, San Francisco; McDormott. Butte; Leland Hotel, Springfield. Ill. THE IVEATIIElt. Reported for THt INDiPrENENT daily by E. J. Glaes, United States obsrver. 8:00 a.m. 8:00 i.m Iaromoter ... ....... 21.87 0 018'76 ?'emuoratnre............. .. 4. I tl. \ Vin d ....... ............. ... . w -- 0 sw -- 4 Minimum temperature. 31.0. Maximum temperature. 152... Forecast: Fair: elightehangee in temperature. ItaLEtN^. Mont., Feb. 20, 1902. THE AUDITORIUM MUST BIE HAD. From the editorial opinions of the Helena Journal we assume that there is an organized movement against provid ing an auditorium on the plan recently suggested. Briefly summed our con temporary's views are as follows: It is against an auditorium con structed jointly by the city, council and school board because it cannot be fin ished in ninety days; it favors the arm ory as a substitute for an auditorium, but finds an obstacle in the governor's objcetion to tho use of a state building for such purposes; it is finally satisfied with a proposition from the fair associa tion which is willing to pay half the cost of constructing a line auditorium build ing on the fair grounds. Our contem porary is sure this building could be constructed before June 1, though it does not explain why the former work could not be done in that length of time. TIuE lNDEPENDF.NT has favored the plan agreed upon at the committee meeting the other day because it seemed the only feasible method of providing an auditorium before the first great con vention. All architects at the meeting agreed that the building could be made ready for use by June 1. The conditions are very simple and can be easily carried out if the city council will say the word. It means a generous gift of land from the school board, an appropriation from the city, in return for which it will pay inter est on its own building instead of rent for the present library quarters,and be able to rent the auditorium for entertainments. It is a proposition'which should result to the city's advantage from a business point of view. But the point is that Helena must have an auditorium if our citizens pro pose to make this the convention city of the northwest. The fact that three big conventions will meet here this coming summer should be sufficient evidence of Helena's natural advantages for meeting purposes. We have railroads, hotels, everything but an auditorium and that we must have. Gov. Toole can give well founded objections to the use of the armory for conventions. But if the building were given there are other objections. It is too far away from the hotels, a considerable amount of money would be required to make it available, and the city would own nothing after the expenditure. It is useless to dis cuss the proposition of the fair associa tion, generous as it is. The citizens of Helena are proud of the M. A. M. M. A. and are thoroughly appreciative of the energy, intelligence and enterprise that have provided the finest rate track and the best managed meetings in the north west. But we feel sure the olticers of the association will agree that the park is no place for an auditorium that is to be used in winter and summer alike. The distance is too great to permit any consideration of the project. Now, then, it is quite time our citi zens were awakening to the importance of this subject. It is reported on the best authority that the A. O. U. W. convention will not be held in this city unless a suitable meeting place is pro vided and it is certain that the armoiry will not be used for that gathering. It would be a lasting disgrace to this city if, after the magnificent work of the conmmnittees, ole of the conventions should be lost through the failure of our citi:cons to respond to reasonable de maltnds for accofnmmn ti; ions. VWhyv nut stand shouldler to shoulder and drive this auditoriuma question to a sucuceessful issue? Why nit drop business or corpo ration jealonsies and work straight to the mark for lHelena? Let us see some of tim results of the characteristic energy that has made Hllena the sound est and best city in the northwest. (let together, gentlemen, and decide ulpon the school board's offer or propose something better. I o not tritlo or delay ind do not argue that an auditorium cannot be built with iii ninety days, for it can be done. It is only necessary for you to do your part and d1mm it quicik. If you fail the results will be more serious than you imagine. THtS i OVIcIINOw' AP I'EAL. "Utter improvidence," says a Russian periodical in discussing thlie state of affairs in the famine-blighted provinces of theempire, "utter improvidenet., the lack of union and of foresight, the hablit of dealoing at random and, finnally, the in suIllicient sense of duty and rosponsibil ity oni thie part of thie executive author ities- such are the main causes of these mlisfortunes." T'Ihere it is. The insuflticient sense of duty and responsibility on the part iof the executive authorities. So we have our linger on the raw.. If the great, hulking despotism, whiich masquerades as Russia among the civilized peoples of the world, were anything else than a fraud and a sham, its unfortunate sub jects would not be oconfronted with ,he paralysis that leaves death as the one escape from their sufferings. Sympathy and humanity toward the governed in Rttssia simply do not exist. Public opinion is a thing as feeble as.it is un known, and public business is conducted behind a mask of eternal secreoy. The oSience of government from the Russian point of view is simply a record of fraud and roguery. All talk of war should be absurd. "Warlike enterprise," the journal con tinues, 'is a luxury which can only be indulged in by wealthy states or by those that can command a free credit. A general famine could only excite the necessary popular enthrusiasm for war, if the cause of it could be attributed to foreigners, or if there were evidence to show that neighboring states had pro. nioted the evil. But even our hot blooded patriots have been compelled to abandon the contention that foreign elements had anything to do with the prevailing distress. The exploiters of our national calamity, the corn mer chant and speculator, the usurer and the extortioner, are all Russians." It is not only the immediate pressure of hunger that dulls the spirit of Rus sian peasants. Their little all is gone seed corn, agricultural implements the necessities of the moment have irob bed them of the possibilities of the future. Disease is stalking like a gaunt phantom, through the wretched land, and cold is rendering a grievous burden still more unbearable. Face to face with such destitution and desolation, we can only commend the governor's appeal to the people of Montana with a supreme trust in their open-hearted wvestern benevolence. The friend in need is the friend indeed. SUNDAY MI VUS~IEUMS. More than a year agd the trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the city of New York, determined to open the institution on Sundays. At that time we took occasion to heartily commend the action of the museum au thorities and to express the hope that their effort to widen and heighten the scheme of life of working men and women might meet with the success which we believed it deserved. It was impossible, then as now, to ignore the fact that many well-meaning people in sisted that the working classes had no real interest in such things. That the Sunday visitors to the museum would be almost entirely of a class that could spare the necessary time equally well on any other day of the week. That the laboring class would be conspicuous by its absence and that the whole thing from the point of view of its promoters was bound to be a dismal failure. It is pleasant, therefore, to read in the an nual report of the museum that the number of working visitors has gone on steadily increasing since the change was made, and it is certainly not too much to infer that valuable lessons and valuable results have already been learned and attained. But right there the rose-color ceases. The report shows a deficit in the treas ury of more than $7,000. As the trustees declare, the experiment has put burdens on the finances of the museum which they are unable to bear. It has offended some of the museum's best friends and supporters. It has alienated some who have given freely of their time and means to the institution. It has re sulted in the loss of a bequest of $50, 000. Losses such as these, though de plorable enough, were certainly not in the region of the unexpected, and the trustees hope that the direct and cal culable loss will be offset by a greater public interest and a more generous support. At present, however, the imu seum tinds its burdens increased and its revenue no larger than before. It is to be sincerely hoped that the municipal authorities of the city of New York will come to the rescue of the trus tees. We thoroughly believe that they atre carrying out a valuable educational work, and that the closing of the mu seum on Sundays would be a decided step to the rear. The people who are most interested in the maintenance of the Sunday privilege can do very little, if anything, in the way of financial aid. A city that can spend so much on poli tical maneuvering should surely be able to spare the annual expenses necessary for the artistic advance of many of her hard-toiling citizens. GOSSIP OF TIlE TOWN. Dr. D. L. Carmichael, who returned a few days ago from Europe, has recovered from the fatigue incident to a long voyage and settled down to business. Talking yesterday of his European experience, the doctor said: "A visit to the old world is a revelation, an education within itself. It will, in offering a thousand and one valu able lessons and insuirations, enable one to think and act as thiov never thought and Hctek. It means more. h bile it need not make one feel less mindful and apprcma tive of this grand and glorious country, yet it serves as a forcible reminder that beyond the Atlantic is a great country, peopled with a great people, and teaming with opi ortunities for self-improvements. I can't conceive any greater advantago parents wishing to educate their boys and girls could give themi than to enable themn to get at least a glimuse of the old world. History will no longer be a monotonous recital; it will blaze with intense interest. To visit the palaces, art galleries and seats of soientific research is, indeed, instructive. To look upon the masterpieces of the devotees of the brush, Michael Angelo, Raphael and many others, is inspiring to a degree, to say nothing of the work of the sculptor and the vast army of artists in every department., This is education. Berlin, with its stately buildings, well-kept streets and beautiful gardens, is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. To see the German people in their native country and study their cues toms and habits is helpful. They are stu dents, linanciers, systematizers. They, seemingly, are never in a hurry, and yet nothing seems to be out of joint. They are as remotely removed from anxious tonsion and needless care, as the sun is from the earth. They enjoy life." The principal object of the doctoi's tour was to study for his irofession. Asked how it was Anmerican physicians seek in struction across the water, he said: "To get their ideas of treatment and methods of operative work, or surgery, in addition to our own, and to see and handle the great bulk of hospital patlents. that hlAee oenters can offer. I devoted many ttLe|t to diseases of women aatchilde*P, t1) long since having been my pr.reierng a*i I *1i1 hrtt d.ivot mny time audýeter. glee to it in a specilal way. The prof.uion over there have paid very little attention to the Keeley oure for dronkenaes, atl.ut which there has been so mannh aid in the Ameridan papers. They regard it itsa pro. prietary affair, and so pay little attention to it. But all the people do bake a R.at Interest in the World's flaW in 1iW ,n: London I wad told plans are now ln Odea tion by which individuals of limnited eaps are, on the installment plan, paying for transportation. I think many people will be attracted to this country in 1818, and after visiting Chicago will come to the Rookies, with beneficial results to this aeo tion." The duty of running down law breakers is not always a pleasant one, even to men who are trained in that work and engage in it as a business. The job which Postoffice Inspector William Watkins ubdertook when lie went east to bring J. W. MoMur ray, the ex-postal clerk, back from Chicago, was a particularly unpleasant one. When MoMurray was working as a postal clerk between Gloendive and Helena he and In spector Watkins were frequently in com pany and became very well acquainted. At the time William Newberry, the mhn who held up the Northern. Pacifi express, was on trial at Fargo, N. D., Watkins and McMurray were both witnesses in the case. During the trial Watkins was taken very ill, and MoMurray nursed him until he was able to get about. MoMurray had been in the postal service from February, 1890, until November. 1891, when his resignation was asked for. Chief Postoffloo In spector Bedell, , of this division, had received frequent complaints of loss of money from registered letters between Helena and Miles City. He suspected Mc Murray, ascertained whore he was stopping in Chicago, and wrote him, telling of the robberies of which he was suspected, and asking restitution. The result was Mc Murray confessed, and Inspector Watkins was detailed td go east to arrest him. As already stated, the man has since made a written confession. Some of the samples of McMurray's work are as follows: From a package containing $20 he took $10; from one with $5.97 he took but $1; from a $50 package he took $40; from packages con taining one $30, one $2, one $60, another $1.80, and still another. $16.75, he took all. According to his written confession he took about $800 altogether. MoMurray is a young man, and it was his expensive habits that led Judge Bedell to suspect hint and keep on the lookout for him. There is not a postal clerk on the Helena division whose habits and records are not known to Judge Bedell, who finds out these things, not be cause he suspects a man, but because it is his business to know them. AMUSEMENTS. Upon Mr. Tolmie's programme for Tues day evening's recital is a composition from the Norwegian composer Grieg, whose works open up a new epoch in the musical character of his country. This composi tion referred to is the Norwegian. "Wed ding Train Passing." While listegng to it one can easily imagine the happy wedding party wending their way thronugh the vil lage streets to the sound of weird music. Here and the e a hilarious burst of good humor is expressed. then a very quiet and piquant passage follows, and finally the party seems to disappear within the church doors, leaving one with a certain feeling of melancholy which is common to distant northern scenes. The Millionaire. Another large audience greeted Daniel Sully and his excellent company in "The Millionaire" at tie opera house last night. 'he applause which greeted every heroic sentiment and all the telling situations with which the play abounds showed the lasting qualities of a truly fine production. 'The Millionaire," in addition to being an entertaining play, is a good moral, lesson, the effect of which is never thrown away on an appreciative audience. Hazel Kirke. The coming production of this celebrated emotional drama by the popular dramatic club, the Catholic Dramatic society, is looked forward to with great pleasure by our amusement loving people, particularly as they are a local oreanization and have shown great talent, apd have only appeared once at the opera house, where ample room and sufficient sway can be furnished. Large houses can be assured. THE CIIUl(ICHES. Service in the German Lutheran church, corner Rlodney and Ninth avenue, at three 3 p. m. Everybody is welcome. E. Uihl, lpastor. Central Presbyterian church-Corner of Helena avenue and Cooke street. : ervices at 11 a. in. and 7:,30) p.. mn. uday school at 2:30 p. m. Scandinaviann Lutheran service to-night at eight o'clock in the Scandinavian Lath eran church, corner Twelfth avenue and Idaho street. Rev. N. Boo ofliciates. German Methodist church, corner Ho back and Prospect avenue. Services at 11 a. in. and 7:30 p. in. Sunday school at 10 a. in. Everybody is cordially invited. E. Uhl, pastor. Rev. J. M. Gugel will hold German Luth eran service to-day at 10:30 a. or. at the Norwegian Lutheran church, corner Idaho street and Twelfth avenue. All are cor dially invited. First Unitarian society, G. A. It. hall, J. H. Crooker, minister. Sunday, Feb,. 1, 1892, 11 a. m., "A Greek Ideal of Life and Its Modern Apiilicrtionrs;" 7::30-p. uo., "Ame. icea's Uninlished Battles." ()akes street Methodist Episcopal church Sunday, Feb. 21 -Services at 11 a. tu. and 7:30 p. im. urlurday school at 2:30 p. m" 'raver meeting WeJnesday evening at 7:30, All ate cordially invited to attend. U. F. Hawk, pastor. Grand street Methodist church, corner Grand and Warrean streets, I). 1. Price pasaor. Preaching at II in. m. and 7:33 p. m., biv Itev. S. B. Tlablr, of IDeer Lodtue. Sunddayv chool nt 2:30 p. ii. 'Ir.The public is cordially invite I. First Prashlvtorian church--There will be the usual services hold in the district court room of the court house at II ai. In. and at 7:30 p. in. 'reaching by the, trastr, eyv. 'T. V. Moour. Sunday schorol ;t 2:;3 I p. m. Young people's prayer imetirn at 6:45 p. mi. Preaching at the (iongregatioual church, on lentonl avenue. by the ipastor, Iev. F. D. Kelsey, Sc. ID. ,ubjrects: "lirwnrlall of the Louisiana Lottery" and "'(od's Call to Labor." 'lThe home church runday school is hold at the closa of thi rorruing service; the Iranchrl school is held at three u. m. in the German Methodist church on the east side. Central Church of Christ -This new or granizationl is collnducting all usrvices in the Y. M. C. A. hall. Hunday school thias morn lug at 10 o'clock. (Cli once I '. Smitl, sn perirntendent. Miss Annii Keeler, sacrs tary. Praise and corrlnuniriln service no curr it II o'clock. Yourlu P)Irpl0 s SIUciety of ChLristrin Elrrdoavor meets promptly at ;::30 p. in.. to which yourau p0ple 1lu spiecially recive ia cordial welcome. l'ratsr and prryer iOClii.ig iii connectieoLLo with teach era' mleetie v eV(ry WVedinesdavy evening, at 7:3(1 o'clock. You are coirdially invited to aittend. I kid aii' v'ah i 1,l. care rain. 5 o ILeis rick of -lid gl,,v ,sin tha city. All ceraitri It,,~ yor iIli inlfeii' narlrtLl mi) at a IwNe,HIa' Ca~Il ltore in li. 11iiie ri ulr ulel e ir n t hr city. lt,,c will seull yii reuyimadnia armnati as cltair, as you can ouy tlir iraterials. c. C. N WMAN, AS-T~SIGNEE ' BOOTS AND SHOES Less Than Half Price.. BOOTS AND SHOES Even if not an actual present necessity, purchases at the prices we now offer become a paying investment. Come and see what a really nice store we have and the standard Footwear we offer at half price. Power Building, Under American National Bank, Sixth Ave, and Main St, A SAFE OPENER. A Helena Man Who Is Paid to Get Into People's Valuables. J. F. Gibson was called upon by Sheriff Jefferis to open two safes in the 6ffioe of Greenhood, Bohm & Co., the other day, and in five hours he had accomplished his task. From one it was necessary to take the door, because it had been tampered with before. The opening or the Greenhood safes was the second contract of that sort Mr. Gibson accomplished on Thursday. Wednefday he went to Manhattan, where he was called to open a burglar proof safe belonging to the Manhattan Malting company. He opened it In two hours and a half. Standing in front of Mr. Gibson's place, on the corner of Edwards street and Park avenne, is the door taken from the Greenhood safe, marked "Opened by the sheriff." The door has attracted a great deal of attention but it will be put back in its place as good as new. Mr. Gibson has a proposition to go to Fort Benton to open a safe for Jerry Sulli van, the deputy United States internal rev enue collector. FINE CONFECTIONERY. Sam Here's Large Line of Choice Home Made Creams and Tomes. Sam Herz, proprietor of the waiting room confectionery, has built up a reputation for selling the finest and purest confectionery in the city, and as a result while other deal ers are complaining of quiet times, he has enjoyed an excellent trade. His endeavor has been to keep only the best goods, and his customers have learned that he has succeeded. His tofiles are all home made, while the more expensive candies are the product of the most noted houses. They come in various shapes, the favorite for theater parties or a souvenir being in the shape of handsome boxes. In addition to his confectionery t ade, Mr. Herz enjoys a good patronage in Ihe oyster depa.tment, serving the Maryland fruit in all styles. HEermnann Bauer, Manufaetarsr of Coats, Robes and Mats. Also Tanner of all kinds of.Hides and Furs Repairing and Cleaning of Fur Goods. 818 North Main Street, - Helena, Montana. RANCH OF 2,000 ACRES Well Improved and thoroughly Irri gated, on fine rangse. A GREAT BARGAIN., W. E. Cox, Gold Block. THE GODES. Political, Penal, Civil, Civil Procedure Complete Sets For Sale at This Office. $10 PER SET. 500 REWARD For the dis covery of the body o[ Joh cPhee Lost in the mountains in Deer Lodge county, west of Rimini and south of Elliston. Mr. MoPhoe was about 5 feoot 11 inchoa In heiht and w·sihe.i a boat )O raounds. tie had blue eyns. Irown hair, a reddish I)rwn fall Loard trimmed dium close, and arcar on the right trymple. WeD last seen WeddnilArty afltrnren, ept. to, habout three nilr earnt of the (Ontario i. ti d on glau.er and w,,ro a dark suit of olotho, l.ark IspLri.g overCo(at and tlark eprie, hat. te carried a gold hnn!ing raawtwntch vilh hin nato engraved on the inside case. 'te abovn reward will be iftered for a period of thlr.' days from this date only. All rewards prvltouely offered are tthi day sacoeled. Addressa inf ormas tion to 're Grand laepublie Mining Co., Helena, Montana. Tlo GRANeD RyeotUBLIC MIuiNe Co. (A'I'HOIIO lNIOHTH OF AMlRitIOA. Datad'at Hielena. Mont., this 18th day of Janu ary, A. D. 178A. O'Tl('i TI) (ltEl)1TDORB,--bE8TATE OF IBtnjamin '. Broke, deneancl. Notion Is hubch; ,iven hby tle underoignod. ad minitrttorsr ot tl.e rtate rof lelWjmin ('. |Irooke. deceased, t ilthe ,r,,dirr orf and all peson Ihalv ing tlaim against thl I ld doooact,, t, exhibit them, witlh fto neeoo.tiry yooholre, within ten inthit after the hrl publication or this notioe. ito the sd ,il dtiino.ratorr a t lh ollc ofi Will-[ lawn ,dtlih, l:. lower b.ouk. theo samu Ibelng the place for the traiinctin of the Itoitiesa if amil ertate at the city of Heolona, in the tollity of I ewis and Clarke.t WM. M LCTtl, II. M. I'AIHtl'lEN. tiALAII J. BlOtI)I'. Admlinistrators and Adminietralrax of the eelatIn of oenjtliu C. IlBrooke, deceased. Pate d Feob. 17, A. D. 1iNU. IRRIGATING PUMPS. 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