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0 ass at tlis a e oat b esr wad.dr br pe st. t.,. ..rah ou, lephls , No. 100. "Ple septlt s~'a nigegu dUliv.ey pesa' tly. Ad*~4tlmendU to dae prompee t tasrtidoa, Itbal rria eA ieer pee t n e eae l... . Monanis a e walesed. t>UR 8 OW UrU5O1IPTONx. T MA5.IL. .l, ýIoDelaý OwdTy] per yea r . 61 t 00 Dpdl Iod Ba. Sunday] sta moatbas.,.... 000 Daily tfintdinae Sunday three months..,.. 20o Daily [exaclading Snday per year......... 00 Daoly [exolMdina Sunday] per month...... 1t onday only [in advaoel per year......... 2 0 Weekly in advance only) per year......... 000 Daily by carrier, per week. leaven isausl.. I HELENA, MONT., SEPT. 2, 1892. Motantaiane abroad will always and Tah DAILY INDoPentrDEeT on file at their favurite hotels: Fifth Avenue and Metropolitla. New York; West, Minneapolit s aldwin and Palace. Ban Francisco; ocDermott. Battes Leland Hotel. Springfield. Ill. VEMOCRATIC STATE CONVENTION. A democratic state convention is herebt called to be held in the city of orneat Falls. Mont,. on Mondayl. Srpt. 12, 11102, at four o'clock p. m., for the nurpose of nomintling candidates for eatle olliere a candidate for the national house of representatives and three presidential eleotora. sad for the transaction of such other businees as may properly come before the convention. In accordance with a resolution adopted by theatate democretic committee, the delegates and alternates to the stlate convention held at snaleman. Junet , 1092, are the delegates sttd alternates to the convention to be hold in Greet. Fall.. hept. 12. 1802. ' he stateo tentralcommittee has adopted the following tites for the government of the s:ate convention: 1. Delegates and alternate delegates shall hi democratic reiideuts of the county they repre eent. 2. In the absence of a delegate his alternate shall cast his vote. 9. In the altence of a delegate and his alter. sate a majority of the delegation of that county shall be entitled to cast the vote of the absentee. 4. In case any couenty shall be without repre esntation, either by delegates or their alternate . such county shall not be entitled to vote. By order of the state democratic central com aittee. T. E. COLLiNS. Chairman. SW. COOLEY, SB retary. THE WEATHlER. epereted for Tia INDl'P!NDEST daily by l. J. Glass, Lnited Sbtates observer. 8:00 . Om. f:t 0. ni. -arometer ................... 29894 29.92 Teumoeratura .......... lilt . 5.0 d ........................ ew-10 w--ltl Temperature at noon, a60.0 Maslmum temperature. 11.0. Minimum temperature, 510. Local forecast for Helena: lain, slight change in temperature. Telegram from the chief of the weather buo reau says temperature conditions favor frost in Mon:aua Frioay morning if weather clears. Helena, Sept. 1. 199.. THE RESPONSIBILITY FIXED. In another column we reproduce an article from the Helena Journal which states on authority that the commission to select a site for the military post at this city is held back by the unwarranted Interference of Col. W. F. Sanders. THE INDEPENDENT has been in possession of information of like tenor for some days and has the best of reasons for believing the charge to be true. We have not given publicity to the matter as we coild not believe that Secretary Elkins was the sort of man to listen to the re quest of any man who had private or political axes to grind, when such im portant public interests were involved. Had the measure been one which Mr. Sanders had introduced, or in the pas sage of which he had played an in fluential or important part, the secre tary might have been warranted in holding the commission back to await offers of the Sanders' ranch, or to en able its author to reach home and parade as a public benefactor. But no such reasons existed. There was no more excuse for extending such an ex traordinary privilege to this man than to any other man in Helena. We have believed and still believe Mr. Elkins must have acted under misinformation as to the situation and that he will di reot the commission to come to Helena as soon as the facts are laid before him. Our citizens have done their part well; the offers of land are in proper shape; the citizens' committee has performed its task impartially, and now that the hidden hand has been exposed, we may confidently expect to encounter no fur ther obstacles. Not from that hand at least. As to Sanders we leave him for the present to the judgment of his fel low citizens. At another time we may have something to say about his con duct during the entire progress of the movement which led to the establish ment of the post. There are interesting chapters yet to be told. Meantime, lay all minor questions aside. On with the post I ITIS A VERY LIVE QUESTION. Our valued contemporary, 'The Fort Benton River Press, kindly quotes TiiE INDEPiE'iNIENT's statement that there are Montana wool growers who say that the wool of this state would not come in competition with the Australian product and asks for names. Our clnritomlporary shall be favored, and we assume that it will agree when we say that lion. John A. WoodIsor, ia representative in the legislature and a representative citizen of Meagher county is also a represent ative wool grower. Mr. Woodson's interests in this industry have been very large; htie has been in the business during the past ten years and is thoroughly posted and well qualilled to discuss the subject of wool growing in all its phases. Under these conditions we therefore reproduce, for the educa tion of the esteemed River Press, por tions of a letter on the subject of free wool by Mr. Woodson to l'rc: INI'.rENn ENT last winter. Among other things he said: "We often heer the question asked "Can we in Montana grow wool in competition with Anustralia?" Of course I will confess that ldo not think we can, for very many reasons. But the more important question to us presents itself, "D)o our Mlontana wools come in competition directly with those of Australia or any other foreign country?" And is it not a faeet that our wools occupy a clase to themselves? But owing to their peculiar quality they ase not often worked by themselves, and then they are desirable for the reason that they are to be mixed with Australian wools, thereby giving the manufsoatrer a quality of eloth very ftehtonable end In great desman This beinPg 1h. oa whet adantage to a is a igb 4t eon, wooel. ateed to mix wit oitre It a inse pltiR that it the clot malltisaoostpell 'to pay a tloakt to for&i vwool by :eton of .lhgb griff it will b 'our wools at a oorrespondilngy re doed prlioes le'rd to make cloth at prle which will not be toohigh and b6yone ibiea.c. f the~ avegae putchasel Th proes of wool, like t a hat all other ecou modites, is .iovrted by supply and do mand. We,ivtd tbht a high tariff has oau tailed the demqtnd for domesti wools First, by putting foreige wools out of th rsah of many manufaetorers, thusly oeas aing many of their spindles to stop eecondiy, by stimnlating the manafactor end sale of shoddy goods which do not re quire any of our wool in their makeup. Shoddy cloths, a poor substitute fo woolen goods, are flooding the country, anL these goods in many oases take the plaet with the masses of all wool goods. Peopl' buy them because they seem cheap in coun parlson with better goods. This substitute poor as it is, lessens the demand for wool as the demand is limited for honest goodi made of wool. The healthy competition which we one; had has passed away, and "high tariff or our wools" is undoubtedly the cause. Aftie ten years experience in wool growing in Montana we find wool reduced in price al least 811 per cent, having fallen 20 per ceno since the passage of that wonderful Mc Kinley bill which was to benefit us so very much. We do not produce as much wool as we did six or eight years ago. Our population has greatly increased, and naturally the de mand for our wools should increase also; but by reason of too high tariff our msnu facturers have been compelled to reduce their output of woolens. Our importation of woolen goods in 1890 represented 140, 000,000 pounds of scoured wool. With free raw wool we could ourselves manufacture these goods, which would re quire almost 7,000,000 pounds of domestio wool in addition to what is already used. True, we might import raw wool, but for every additional pound of foreign wool our manufaoturers would need a pound of do mestic wool to mix with it. Free wool would enable our manufacturer to make cloth cheaper, people would buy more freely, shoddy would be driven from the mlarkets, competition in the manufacture of rood honest woolen goods be stimulated and we would not only have an improved home market, but we would be enqbled to sell some of our surplus goods in foreign markets also." We may add with their contemporary that a study of values for Montana wool in the last few years is interesting. It appears to give its case practically away when it concedes that the price of wool has dropped in the past two years de spite the glories of a high protective tariff that was to raise and maintain prices for the Montana clip. It might discover even more glowing beauties of the protective system by going back a few years farther when in 1886 Montana wools sold from 23 to 25 cents per pound or in 1887 when as high as 213 cents was paid. In 1890 the average price was about 17 cents. This interesting change in values occurred under a high tariff presumably designed to protect wool growers; and it appears that the lowest prices occurred under the workings of the Mckinley bill. Mr. Woodson in the above communication tells very aptly how thjs occurred and points to the remedy. The River Press will find that the "free wool chestnut" will burn a good many republican fingers before this campaign is finished. THE REPUBLICAN NOMINATIONS. There are some strong links in the chain, but if as a whole it is no stronger than its weakest parts, the republican county ticket is doomed to disaster. If all the nominations had been as prais worthy as the first one made, it would have been hard to beat. The worst thing that can be said of that excellent gentleman and upright jurist, Judge William H. Hunt, is that he is in very bad company. He has a clean record and deserved a better running mate. But such are the fortunes of politics! We do not suppose a serious effort will be made to elect Mr. Kinsley, except by himself. He is a defeated candidate by predestination. The renomination of John Bean for clerk of the district court, R. P. Barden for treasurer, and J. S. Tooker for clerk and recorder, was in accordance with party usage. They are all pleasant gentlemen who have performed their official duties satisfactorily, we believe, but the great tide of democracy that will sweep over the country in Novem ber will engulf them and new men, democrats fresh from the people, will fill their places. Of course the ticket wouldn't be a ticket without a Sanders on it, and our perennial, ever-blooming old candidate, Junius Gladiolue, is out this time for sheriff. There is one great thing about Junius Gladiolus--he never tires. As to whether the people will--well, the early November frosts often nip the hardiest bloomers! They will be killers this year. The legislative part of the ticket is poorly done. Warren Gillette, the nomn inee for senator, is the strongest name on it. lie is an honorable man and a good citizen, gone wrong politically, and lie will have to be defeated in order to get rid of Sanders and Power. The can didates for representatives are below the average of pastyears. ifowoy is the only cne of the old lot who secured a re nomination. Like Sanders he was run ning for oflice when discovered by Lewis and Clarke, and no way has been found of stopping him. lhe will bh exhibited as a discovery in political porpotual motion atthe World's fair. Democrats, the opportunity is yours! Will you seize it? You can beat that ticket if, setting aside weak candidates and persistent self-seekers, you nomi nate strong, clean men. Will you do it ? MANY republican newspapers are eat isfied to rest their argument for protec tion upon the fact that George Wash: ington and Benjamin ,'ranklin and other statesmen of the revolutionary period believed in a protective tariff, a very good measure when nimnufacturing in dustries were infants, and there was no great market of producers. The condi tions since that time have vastly changed. The great issue to-day is not a was with England, and if Washington and Franklin were living now they would be as patriotio as when they tought for the freom oI the it I masses against,t6 teyrla d op 1 lion of the tel. ns odUly sure Wildb it t 'y#" s saueas of oonteseu thins ft tis tMHt.rud little equine beauty, Mis NEtorsj *aie Her smabhing otf ~ ord is becoqa. g i trifle monotoinop and it it o haopi -tl she will not kill all nteretafn the 1}u by reducing r$eads at the zrate of two seconds a fortnight. In Sthe-:aueetl. e there is any amount of aspeulation as to results in the forthooming tfetidl meetings between ol. Sullivan and Clt Corbett, President Harrison and "ax President Cleveland. In this qu.rtette honors just now may be said to be eiy with the chances in favor of the last named gladiator. T.r St. Louis Globe Demoorat. finds some degree of satisfaction in the fot that the cholera soars abrqad will keep a great many Americans from visiting Europe and thus keep many thousands of dollars in this 'country. This is all very well but the authorities on the sea coast should protect the country so that we may in turn get several millions from European visitors next year. PERIArS one of the funniest things in politics this fall will be the appearanoe of Rickards around the state with his arithmetic in one hand and blackboard in the other, trying to prove eight a ma jority of sixteen. It will be double fun for the voters of Montana if they can have the opportunity of placing him on the rack in November. Twn republican attempt to make a great military hero out of Whitelaw Reid because he was a war correspond ent is both absurd and amusieg. The only serious effect of it is the delusive encouragement offered to sutlers and camp followers contemplating an entqr ance into politics. HARRIsON's delay in sending out his letter of acceptance is probably caused by his struggle to explain his friendship for silver. THE MILITAIRY POST. Caol. WV. F. Sanders Accused of Delaying thie 'election of bite. Helena Journal: Four weeks' ago the local committee was notified that the mili tary board would proceed at once to Helena to select a site for the post, and our citizens congratulated themselves on a speedy set tlement of this question and the early com menoement of work on Fort Harrison. But the military board failed to reach Helena, and no word was received as to the cause of the delay, exciting the keenest anxiety on the part of our citizens as the days passed into weeks. Numerous rumors were circulated to the effect that real estate deals figured in the matter and that politi cal schemes were behind it, reflecting an injustice upon a committee that was con scientionusly striving to diecharge its duties with zeal and ability. To set at rest all idle speculation of this character, and with a view to throwing some light on a matter of absorbing interest to the' citizens of Helena, the Journal insti tuted an investigation, and as the result of inquiries has received information from the war department relative to the long delay on the part of the visiting board. Our in formation is to the effect that their coming was delayed, and action on the location of the post suspended at the personal request of Senator Sanders. The reasons, if any, assigned for this request are not given, but as the senator is now in the city he can doubtless explain the matter fully and set at rest the idle gossip which has proved em barrassing to the local committee and been such a fruitful source of anxiety to our oil izens.I When the speedy coming of the military board was announced four weeks ago, it was confidently hoped that the prompt se lection of a site would make the appropria tion available in the early autumn, so that before winter sets in substantial progress would be made on the post. This was a desideratum ardently hoped for by both laborers and business men alike, for it meant a contribution to the general pros perity of the city. The delay -of a month will necessarily imply further delay at this time, and although the site will shortly be selected, it is not probable that much can now be accomplished in the line of active work on the grounds before snow flies. However, The Journal can assure the citi zens of Helena that steps have been taken relative to an early visit by the military board and that little further delay need be anticipated. 'While this is cheering news to the Journal, and will be gratefully re ceived by its readers in Helena this morn ing, it will remain a matter of regret that a delay of four weeks has occurred until Sen ator Sanders explains the public interests that were served by suspending action in the matter of locating the poet. This he will doubtless do to the satisfaction of all, GOSSIP OF THE DAY. Henry Brntnober tells a good story about a boss Chinanman at DeLarmar named Song Wing. He is something of a politician; and besides keeping his blouse filled with cigars fo: his white' friends, he finds time to study public questions. Mr. Bratnober while converinog with him asked for his views on the Chinese exclusion question. "Melican say to Chinaman, glet out! Some day Ilishman say to Melican man 'you gist out. What Melican say then and where he go?' " was the comment of Wing. A warmly welcomed visitor in Helena yesterday was Col. George M. Pinney, a resident here twenty-one years ago. le has not visited the city during that time, and it was with considerable diffculty that Why Us6 Poor Flour? S-------WHEN YOU CAN BUY-- -------- I 1 1 Fancy Patent For the Same Money? Manufactured by the North Dakota Milling Co., at Grand Forks, N. D. Ask your Grocer for it. it cets* toi:epa . i.. I t ilg tU dt a it a, u l s i of the tbelt 'lown Ameielweai it Len Sthouga he ails San tFranetoco bi for he tl h. ily intereIt4 1i n 1a ola mokning prtertlc . g I.UiiPr-- Atr and ourlipg suoatehe aer aw white, b-tle ohiskl e ut. .th dthw o-.iilth and a body I. well preenrd. lRe greatly en. we4 the meeting with old fleuds jastear ; and will be lit the city evwgst data ;Don Robre tells of a Chinese landryman aver in Deer Lodge who liad a monopoly on the business until a Palstias or Trojan iteam laundry started ,up .Ie y.s not at all alarmed when told of the new eter ptie, but slimply smiled and said: S"Two mouths, 'lent new place eheap." A agood story lo told eon a member of the bi flehlng and hunting party that eloyed a girat tima teoently In northern Montana. It appears that they camped near a glacler from which a good sled stream ran. The peculiarity of this stream is that to the mornin. it 1s dry, and In the afternoon when the glacier partially melts it is full. So tar as was known the stream had no Dame, so it was decided to name it after one of the most prominent and popular members of the party. Odfontunder aplied to tohe sumons for pIlulesa eztrection of teeth. PoSetively no pain. Dr. Skimmin, dentlst, istth ave. suditltMn. The Ben Ton BRataurant. ,The undersigned desires to call the at tention of his patrone to the hasnge lp the above restaurant on or about Sept. . -The sho t o' der business will be removed to bsh Mineral Spring restaurant aqd the Bon Ton will be run strictly as a 25 cents house. iresteetfully. JACx S.AAR~oW. i ii l m i s iu m "The Bristol." Corner S. Main and State Streets, Helena, Montana. GAS, ELECTRIC LIGHT, STEAM HEAT AND ELEVATOR SERVICE. Street Cars to and from all Depots every fitteen minutes. ROOMS BY THE DAY, 50c TO $1.50, Special rates by the week. FINLAY URQUHART, Proprietor. " " " THE " 0 * Mineral Spring Restaurant, UPPER MAIN STREET. JA(CK SPARROW, PROPRIETOR. Open day and night. Special accommodations for ladies. Mineral Spring water unedexclusively, Hi! There! Do you want a hack? Or your baggage transferred? Or special carriavee for parties? ('r coupes for calling? It so, call on CHARLES MATNORD. 103 N. MAIN ST. ItATES REASONABLE. St.Vincent Academy. The Musical Department of St. Vincent's Academy during the present scholastic year will be in chargs of Sister Mary Zoe a ASSISTED BY * Miss Lizzie O'seil Thorough instructors in every branch of the art. liss O'Neil's specialties are harp, piano and voice-culture, and that she is highly qualified m y be judged from the fact that she las tauen a five-year's course of training under noted EUROPEAN PROFESSORS. Studies will be resumed in St. Vincent's the first Tuesday of September. MING'S OPERA HOUSE J. C. REMINGTON, Manager. TWO NIGIITS ONLY. SMONDAY 1 SEPT. 5 AND 6. The Sings of Fun, REED AND COLLIER, And the Greatest of all Farce-Comedy Companies in the bunniest of all artoical Entertainments, HOSS AND HOSS Under the management of G. W. tmyth. 20--.A.TSSTS--20 A Few of the Features: A bevy of pretty girls. The Kangaroo dance. The famous jury. hReed's orig,nl songs. Cotliher' own parodies. Gtess a nnmter. A dollar forty. Three uniq e dancere. The Germa band. 'the bowery ball. " " SPECIAL SCENERY. " " Hear the Latest Mengs: "Told Ietwoen Ticks." "I'm a Jshe," "A Pretty G(iirl," 'I've Boen Thinking. ' "lley Rub". "'l Ih Picture Isarody," "'he America t Bsau l rummels," "The Single of the leld." "'it at 'irted feoling." "lle )idn't Wllk Ills e," '"McNnlty and the IJuck.' "Palt's Pants." ho Kid's 1,ourth of July,' Mary Oreen." GREAT Notices from all alre.... GLTsuhtor from 11 anudiences. Audiences at all performances. A laugh in every line. Sete on als at l"ope & O'Connor's drug store, Saturday, Sept S. azrd SouV rJr ~ poSr C0_ . J ACOUEMIN. & CO., Jewekrs aid Silversmlith, neeles IW Diameods, Wstheua , Clol.. Jewelry aad tSilveowern FFavr £Arat*tO, Umbrellas, Cane, etao. PIANOS, Of the Best Makes Only JEWELRY MADE TO ORDER'. ýgesevles, WeM.eb .prelslp, * 0.0d WOekklOsL -... BUY YOt]ERT' Paints, Oils, Yarnishes, class and Brushes From the only Carload Shilpperq in Helena in this lipn, You will get pure goods, bought from firt hands at lower pitces than any other house can sell. . CEMENT AND PLASTER OUR SPECIALTY. H. M. PARCHEN & CO, "_PARCHEERN, MONEY TO LOAN I? s'CT~Is TO S7IT. On Improved City and Farm Property, for One, Two, or Three Year; at lowest current rates of interest. WILLIAM DE LACY, ROOMS 21 AND 22. GOLD BLOCK. HELENA. MONT. GRANDON CAFE. CORNER SIXTH AVENUE AND WARREN. Is Generally Renovated and Under New Management $7 PER WEEK. ..- TERMS: TICKETS, 21 MEALS, $8. SINGLE MEALS, 50 CENTS. MRS. M. C. WARMKESSEL. PROPRIETRESS. OUR MOTTO: "FAIR DEALINQ." Clarke, Conrad & Curtin, HAROWARE, IRON, STEEL AND NAILS: AGENTS FO R RATHBONE, SARD & CO'.S " Complete Line of AcoRlE Acorn Stoves and Ranges. \i1" O e.r =eD MILLIoN House Furnishing Goods in endless variety. Mason Fruit Jars, Jelly Glasses, Ice , .ý Cream Freezers, Lawn Mowers, ..,. . Refrigerators, etc. 42 and 44 South Main Street. Te'ephone 9o. BOULDER HOT SPRINGS, BOULDER, MONTANA. Music and Dancing Every Night During the Summer ADDRESS G. G. BECKWITH, MANAGER. Furniture arid Garpets. Shades, Lace Office AND LND Chenille Curtain. School Furuitour J. B. SANFORD, Nol. 112 and 114, Broadway, Helena.