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The Helena independent. [volume] (Helena, Mont.) 1875-1943, November 26, 1894, Morning, Image 1

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October and November
StadardY Whiskis,
M. V. Monsrah, spring
1890 ...................(00 025
Nelson, spring 1880........ 4.2 4.50
Old Crow, spring 1880L.... 4.3 4.00
Hormitage, sprIng 1880... 4.7 4.50
(luokenheimer Rye, spring
1886 .................... 4.25 400
W. H. MoBrayer, spring
1887.................... a80 4oo
Bond A Lillaud, spring
1887 ................... 8. 4.00
M. V. Monoah, spring
1887 ................. .50 4.00
J. !. Popper, spring 1887, 3.50 4.00
Old MoBrayer, spring 1890 2.25 .t0
Woodford Bourbon, spring
1892................... 200 2.2
We also haw in Lelsvll K., k heei's .
wushm N bble OM Tlu. sagim s M i . whlIs
we will e.el I. I bbL lets eetleUsso a.l beae s
a.r stsegs d tuas..L ae L rw P et + al.les
Al.em bWls. J. IH. UeBrrYv, sudsa IS b
U. I bmodsd warueha i i bbh lot sls ptr+
The following wine, in bull, at
quotations as follows:
Port, Bherry, Angelle mad
Muscat .............. ...L 0$1.
California Claret, 5 years
old..................... .75 100
California Zinlandel, 8
year old............. 00 .25
Holland Gin .............. 216 26
California Brandy ........ 25 0
French Cognao ........... 2.75 83.00
Jamaica Rum............ .2 .80
New England Rum....... 2.2 250
Blackberry Brandy ....... LAO 175
I. L., Israel & Co.
Maybe you have been
buying Stationery that
you thought was cheap.
If you are open to con
viction that you are wrong
just call on us and we can
very easily convince you
that our prices are way
down and quality way up.
How's this for astarter
for today:
50 sheet extra quality
pen tablet, Sc.
V'est pocket pass books
per doz, xSc.
5o blank receipts, book
form, ioc. -
o50 blank statement
All new goods right
or auction goods.
A ummary of the Annual Report of the
Postmaster General of His
Opposes Postal Telegraph and Rural Dellv.
ery and Tells Why He Does-Gives
Washington. Nov. 25.-Postmaster
(eneral Bimeel has submitted to the
president his annual report for the year
ending June 30, 1854. He briefly out
lines the policy ot the department in
the following:
"In general, I would recommend that
the first and morst important thing to
be done is to revise the law as to second
clam matter so as to place the post
office department immediately upon a
self-sustaining basis. Second, avoid
expensive experiments like the postal
telegraph, rural free delivery, etc.
Third, develop the postal service on
existing lines of administration, and,
Fourth, extend free delivery Incilties
that now enjoy it. Accord it to towns
already entitled to it under the law.
Postmaster General BiseelL
Quicken railroad transportation. Re
vise and reclassify the organisation of
the railway mail ervice, and reclassify
clerks in the postomces. Fifth, pro
vide for district supervision of all pos.
tal affairs by the appointment of ex
pert postal omcials from the classified
service, as recommended in my last an
nual report,"
My. lasell fiet dleunes the ofr.ct
of the continued dep.sslon upon postal
revenues, and says: "When adverse
business conditions prevail an ordinary
business establishment may overcome
them in part by economy of manage
ment and retrenchment in expenditures.
Not so, however, with the postomce
establishment of the governmtent. It
cannot, and should not, stop to consider
little economies. Its duties and obliga
tions to the public become at once in
tensflied and enlarged."
" The revenue for the year was 375,
080,479, enpenditures 684.324,414, leaving
a deficit of $2,.48,083. The estimates for
the current year ending June 0. 1965,
are: revenue $4,42t7,748, expenditures
$90,899,48, deficiency $5,971,737.
This annual deficit, the postmaster
general says., could be overcome by an
increase of postal rates, but he does not
believe this advisble. Economy has
been practiced, but nevertheless great
care has been taken that it should not
affect efmciency of service. Economy
has consisted mainly in reletting con
tracts for mall transportation, and in
cost and amount of supplies; also In the
abrogation of seven of the eleven steam
ship subsidy contracts, which will mean
a total saving in the ten years of the
contracts' life of $14,41.,325.
Mr. Bissell recommends that the ex
perimental free delvery project should
be discontinued, and thinks free deliv
ery In rural districts is not needed or
desired by the people. Both of these
projects were originated by his prede
cessor. He refers to the war made by
the department on lottery schemes
passing under the name of "Bond in
vestment companies," and may It has
been waged successfully. He recom
mends the enactment of laws covered
In bills now pending before congress
for the further suppression of lot
Of the obstruction of mails by strikes
the postmaster general says: "In my
last report I called attention to the
necessity for legislation such as then
was, and is now. recommended by the
superintendent of the railway mail
service for the punishment of train
wrecking and for legislative determina
tion of the definition of a mail train.
Luch legislation would be of great ad
vantage to the postal service."
One of the most Important and Inter
eating features of the report is its dis
cussion of the class matter. In his last
report he referred to the great dlspro
portion In the growth of second cluss
mail matter. Ile has made a thorough
investigation during the year, upon
which he says: "The effect of all this
upon my mind is the conviction that
the statutes and precedents upllon which
business now rests atre defe'ctive; that
they embody the only great abuse at
present existinK In the lpostal service.
and that as this busine'ss is growing
all the time some' remedy should be up
Ih gtvls.ie nlgure' for the pRallst seix yeCrs,
showlng that In II.4M the weight of rsec
inlld (llans4 matter carrie.d was 143,(01..000W
pounds, andll in tIIt it wase 2R5,(O.,00o.
Iauring the year 1I94 the're wan carried
-41.0,n).t)00 plounds of all mail matt er.
of which 299,W4NI0,0 pouinds wals se ,conll
c(0 nalllsmtte'r. The c'rPt of a'irrying secr
1nd (1la a mattIer wan 20,320,0().O. while'
at the rate of i lone cent i pound, ('l.
le.(tions were. $2,~7,000. and 8n.),00e slpep'
eilal l.ral rate.n In cclrrier cities, leavit\'
i neIt Iear to theL governlmentl of $16.
"I do not advocate,' a chancge of ritles
noW ulnam leglitimate newlpapera andl
perodilcal Inagllenes. My purposee Iot to
urgel the wit hlllrawal o1f thle.se I Htage
ratesl' from pretendeled perhiodllc.ni that
are now limproepenrly enjoyingI them.
"Tlhe mosit 'ncnplcu'um c'laues of theCe.
perliodicals are what are now gelnerally
known as oclcal lpape'rN alld cov.ered
hooks. They are' In no cnser nerial,
however,. except ini nlame, be.ing usIually
giveln some scih generall dnilgatiton an
'The F'ireride. Hrleh,' 'The i)etertiv" ll
brary,' or snome other title of like char
acter. They are nothilng but bohks.
purte acnd simplet, andl many of them
very trashy books at that, each one din
tinct In Itself a 'aeries' never beinlg tle
vote'd to anythinK In particulur, having
fetw subscrlbere and with no real sub
crlplltion prh r,."
The postmilater gelneral does not ftv
or the postal telegraph, a system adv'oe
cated by hib predecessor. Conditlons
In this country, he says, are sueh as
would enormously Increase the large
deficit. He takes,. as example,*the sys
tem In Great ISritaln, which Ir cormpara
tlvely a small territory, and shows that
the postal telegraph nets a total annual
loss of about $2,000,000. HIe polnts out
that in a country where the territory is
as large the cost of postal telegraph
would far exceed any ip,eslble receipts
or benefits.
Mr. BIasell gives the following daily
average business of the department,
which shown the vastness of the postal
service. Number of miles of post
routes run, 1l.00,00; nlumnltr of stampi
manufactured. #,3:00.No0; number of en
velopes manufactured, 1,100,00n): nlumber
of postal cards manufactured, 1,ilN),
000; number of pIees malled, 1,700,000;
number of letters mailed, 7.400),000; nui.
her of pieces of mail matter dnstributed
and redistributed by railway ipotal
clerks., 27,00,000; number of pieces
handled in the dead letter office. 24.000;
daily transactions of money crder hual
ness, 1,100,O00; daily expenses, 1231,100.
The ipostmaster general belleven in
civil service in the pantomce depart
ment. He says: "If the eystlm has
produced such good results in the cleri
cal force of the department, it In reason
able to inquire whether the same thing
could not he applied with advantage to
lower grade postmasters. For more
than a generation the American people
have been trained to regard the post
omce as Inseperable from the varying
fortunes of the two great political par
ties and, In some Instances, even as
legitimately following the vicissitudes
of factions within the party. This fal
lacy is to be deplored. The Intelligence
of our people has long outgrown the
notion that any one political party en
joys a monopoly of administrative tal
ent. The local postnoflce is closely con
nected with the every day life of the
people who patronlse It. and ,nothing In
turthet from the principles of home r ule
and majority rule than to force a
change. Yet this is what happens, and
is bound to happen, as long as post
offices remain In the public mind, and
hence In the practice of government.
associated with politics. The postal
service must either be taken out of the
political field altogether, and sur
rounded with th' same conditions which
conduce to the health of private busl
ness, or be divided for administrative
purposes into two sections, one political
and the other non-political, each under
a separate head, ws the executive au
thority on the non-political side shall
not be required to give any of his
thought to the improvement of the pos
tal system."
Mr. itlssell closes his report with a
request that a new building be pro
vided for the postofilce department. Ie
says Interests on the cost of an ade
quate building would be less than the
amount of rent paid.
Delegat to the Transmllelppl Congreu
in St. Louis.
St. Louis, Nov. 25.-Tomorrow the
seventh annual meeting of the Tran-
missulslppi congress will be called to
order at Entertainment hall exposition
building. About 400 of the 600 or more
delegates that will be in attendance
are already here, and others are ex
pected to arrive on morning trains.
Tis will be the moat notable gathering
in this city during the present year.
Daily sessions will be held commenc
ing Monday and ending Friday. It is
the first time this important organiza
tion has ever met In this city and for
that reason, coupled with the knowledge
that it is composed of representative
business men of the west, the people of
St. Louis are hospitably providing for
their entertainment. Numerous local
committees have been at work for some
time completing arrangements for hold
ing the convention and looking to the
welfare of delegates, and everything is
in shape for their reception.
The basis of representation is ten del
egates from each western state or terri
tory, to be appointed by the governor;
one delegate from each county, to be
appointed by its commissioners or
judges; one delegate from each city,
and an additional delegate for every
10,000 population, to be appointed by the
mayor, with not more than ten dele
gates from any one city; each commer
cial body or business organization may
appoint three delegates; and one addl
tl-nal delegat f, each 100 member..
Sessions are heldeach year just prior
to the convening of the national con
gress, the intention being to thought
fully discuss all matters in which west
ern states and territories are greatly
Interested and to pave the way for legis
IntlHlt in In lnwreaM.
As the delegates are supposed to dli
rectly represent the people they will. as
business men who have the commercial
welfare of the west at heart, and who
are in no way guided by polltlretl in
fluence or in selfish motives, indicate to
western congressmen what particular
measures western people are most con
cerned in. At the coming session the
chief subjects for discussion ar.e: The
remonetization of silver, irrigation of
arid and other lands, disposition of In
dlan and public lands, NI'aragatlun
canal, national bankrupt law, improve
ment of western rivers and harbors.
anti-olption legislation, mining laws and
the adCmisalon of territories to state
The Butte Foot Ball Team Take Their De.
parture for Home.
The Pastime eleven left for Itutte yeit
terdiay afternoon. The yougttK melt 1n
Ju,)e l their visit to Ilelerta immn.sely.
althouagh they were usrprits't to tint so
geood lot of foot Ihll din\ae'is It're1' tIM
they met lattl.rdny. 'lThe Itutle nItt mIlde'
nmally friends dutri tltg their short St.n Ihllre,
and everybaldy hlopes that they willt' re
tltn inL the nellar ftllare.
Quite a nitumler of Ielena p.ople ha-ve
announced their Ih ntenuton of atlt nditi the
Itttllge-ttitiha goaltl, which takes peloe'
in the silver Pt'lty on 'T'hanks ivina gl.
'This Kitnn' promltSP to Ibe a mnost intte'res
Ilk o Ine.ll 't'he l thl a "le lle Is the w.II
knownI Y. .lt t'. A. |tetmIl It Is eontl llOc 'id
of ils ment who have htal nTlwh l'rt'tle.
they have chartered ,'l a sle'tal tortt 1st
s.lee.pr andll expet to have' it g'r't tintm
on thei.1r we'stern trip. The bIoy of the
Athle'thi ihl of Itulte will ajike' thler st
in Itui te pleisatilit. It is undetrstood'l that
sovi'e arrangement't ftor Ire'liced'' fet t's to
ltltttt for this nmatch is teing intlhe.
'The foot tall gtame of 1t4ttit'illy has re
vived, tI. a .erlnlti extont, the Intter'st felt
here Ill athl'lti's. Already there is s loll'
talk of starting a ilut., An athletti clh h
he're, orgatltie'"l by proper part le atnd
inta|lelatl Otn right prneipl''s, wouli ,e
. smlu,'eMs from the sasrt. Helena I:ta
t'leve'r men Iln eve.ry Iratneh of egi timule
porlt, tnil If ldeveloped ntit Mvelt I'ti
.conltl.t.a.ent, hotoc ttnlent wotll wiln sn
envlh'able natte' for Itself oIn the field ior in
the gymitnlltltm.
Coeur d'Alene Strike.
Spokane, Wash.. Nov. a.. A spln'ht from
Wa.rhiner, Idaho. says Ithe union mint.r"
e.mplnyerl Iby the lunker 11111 anal n hll,11t% in
mines have gone on a strike. The minerlsa
miake the. following dilsanlls: Mallallniuli
whlres of $1.fi) per day shall hI. IpnlI to IIl
under'lgrolundt men; there shall be no lls.
lltlllltollon Ihn the employment of 1na,;
men now In the country shall have prefr'
en.e; no men shall heo mpotsrted for II1w
Ipurllose of wiorking the mlines; ll datffe.
enr. shall he submilttoel to i alltratllll
Mlanager Itralley refuses the dtanIItalsh .t
the' minersol. verything to quiet at la eras
To the Free People of Amerloa, From the
Martyred Christian People of
And Their Treatment by Barbarous Turks
Is a Disgre to to the Twentieth
MInlhrsapi,,lls, Nov. 25.-A Thankagiv
InK pro.'lamation from Armenia to the
I..ople of the IUnited Htaten:
"Thrice happy people of the land of
the. free!
"You are thankful that the lives of
your forefathers were apared and that
(lod established here a great nation
standing upon liberty and freedom of
confnaclence. To-day there In aln ancient
Clhrlstian nation sitting around the
smouldering ruins of their home. and
mangled thousanda of dead. 4he in
robbhed of her liberty, but keeps freedom
of conscienlce by martyrdom. You have.
read and you have been horrified at
the inhuman cruelties perpetrated upon
the helpless people of Armenia-men.
women and children brought up like
youraelves in Christian gentleness and
purity. The glory of their martyrdom
shines over the world and the crime
in against humanity.
"I ask the whole American people to
declare to the world on this day of
th.eir glad thanksgiving by unanimous
vote, their horror and consternation
at the brutal slaughter of thousands of
Armenian families, and the crushing of
mercy and justice with one blow be
fore the eyes of the civillled world. I
ask them to cast that vote, not of pa
per, but one good American cent, a
dime if they will--but at least one
American cent from every man, woman
and child whose heart has ached for the
stricken Armenian nation; to look upon
a cent or a dime ere they cast it, and
see there the United States encircling
liberty and exultant In the glory of
their inheritance, to dedicate that sac
red symbol for a mighty protest against
all oppression, and an intention of warm
sympathy for a bleeding nation.
"To-day, as you rejoice, ye people of
the United States, free men of whatever
condition, united In glad gatherinp of
home, think, I pray you, once of Ar
menian ruins, drenched in the blood
of her slaughtered children; think once
of the horror still crushing the heart
of the people that remain, and when you
realise that It is possible for you to help
deliver them, I know you will do this
little work on a glad day heartily.
"In the name of the horror stricken
women in Armenia I appeal to the
women and wives of America, and
through them to the sons and brothers
of their love, for if they will call this
vote will be cast and shake the world, to
the rerlasting glory to the woman
h of America. In the name of the
martyred Christian church of Atments
I appeal to all ministers of the gospel
and members of all churches and Chris
tlan organizations to help swell the
vote. The number of cents will count
the vote, and will roll over the conti
nent of Europe a mighty wave of con
demnation of the foul murder of a
people in this enlightened age,
and with the swelling tide of this na
tion's thanksgiving there will peal
forth such an anthem of hope as will
be a message to fainting Armenia that
the spirit of liberty upon earth Is not
dead, but Is living in the bosom of the
American people. Added to the stu
pendous power of that vote will be the
creation of a national Armenian fund.
It will be the lifeblood of Phil-Armenian
associations which strive to have purity
of life, honor and property assured to
the people of Armenia.
"Pending the united organization of
all friends of Armenia, and for the ap
I.)Intment off ofllFer and trustees, the
following honored gentlemen will act as
trustees of the fund: The mayor of Mtn
neapolis, Wm. H. Eustis; George A.
Pillsbury, E. C. Chamberlain, president
of the Security bank. Men of like na
tional tepute will be requested to be
temporary trustees In New York. Trus
tees will hold the fund Inviolate to be
used for two definite objects only: (1)
Toi secure the prtectilon of Armenian
'people in Turkey from further out.
rages; (2) To promote the cause of
establlshing a righteous government in
"Europe has no regard for Armenla
because she has no armament except
thie sanctity of home and the brave
heai(rts of her men and women. Amer
lea recognlzes no mightier armament
than that. I ask you to declare that
to the world by accepting the bonds of
Armenia. We ask for a cenit, a dime.,
oir a check. as a Thanksgiving day rote
of abhorrence sof massacres and sym
piathy for tftlicted Armenia. It can be
sent to the Security bank. Minnleapolls.
Minn.; 'Western National bank, New
York; Wells-largo. an Francilsco.
ANnlld a card with 3our name, and men
t(li of the amouit, Ii, thl secretary,
Minlneapoli., auiId we will keep it in the
aliunali of o(ur new life for thousands of
*'1.1 tle' *'(llnrs iii 'Afnelleib' I apps.l
with ye'arllag. You, honorei iers. are
tIhle gatelke'epe'rs of the fn tlon'a heart.
Ill ye e not hlee e u p this h grini fer I he
I 'tecue tit u nat ll 'ii? I plnray you, ellpl a)y
thI pI'rteriaa ma I 84 li. a ni every inch eeC
I'HIll type will III a blazing protest ht
agatnst foul urder tene the hoeribte
iie.Mcra itn of mired In Imes, It very'
l railer wilt cast ia burning v.ete.
"I Ilnfvoke I the rii bIlessinig I? I lea v en
upon the press rf A uerica. Toe ye
itile telple` t.f the TUnitedel tlleeles.
(IIIther Artiiettinl;l: wi ue senel the' sohu
I. r'sing of ie'tcs ltIm ut lIId PeI'at
iI., w lihin thy willt an4d prospe',tlv with
I.' log pieoplte'. Youts ill tic' selrVie. tif
,,It EIIA NT Al. lE S ltrllnk I:IRKI'Tl'
";re-n ry of the I itli -ArienIa ii Aeso
tie loll nonf the NiirthwI'st.
I 'hle'agii, Nov '. Thet Armnc'ceiancs ofl
thi'. city todia y he'ld a iti'eeting for the'
l.l St of e'z 11iIsIIe(g the Ir op.iiin tilt
liie Armenian mlesaare'. N'early the
vtlede Armenian petpucale u fc Chic ago
wi re' prteluean y of ihtlnn t Item were'
very eumphuetie in ,lqemouehtie' g the' Turk -
I sh etfl ve'rflhle' I. 11.1 III p t Iot. del t ie' a
Ist le'it'lt Riled nit .hciiiilili. fIn his
oepi lng adldresse he re ferrede Iii tic. tel
iii~.' masaetnere In w~hich their nioiherus.
stiiers anti I. tiel iis weer brutalay
killed by Turks. %t. Tiirnlik madeu a
Ilorett atamck taup in theIc nell rY whliit Ii he
yetv exists Iii the' Tuerkiteh goeierlnmeitu
ih1etrtelu~onS we're ailuihtedl prlyilg Rter
Sit.e morsi1 and flicenettel naeiistmlu'e of
AlhtDA an {Ilteellu, no apil iheltl il g at
e~uttl~llt lto nnel a14 l"rtettge feir It
fInca melting i o ii ie'lixet o tiC ('Il , Ic toi.
wicem appeals will lii' matde fior e'xtre'l
iii ilS of' lyinpa ll) nal mui ral suppot" ii
Overtaken by a Train.
I'iII1more, Nov. 2.. -While. rotllin it
I Itirnnre R twho, IbrlIwt eight..en mnI(ell'
,umt of Cumberland this morning. less,
iTnr br and wife and iMi.. iiweil wele
overtaken by a train and killed.
Mr, Cooper's "Pleasant Afternoon" Brought
Out a Large Audience.
I)r. Thomas ('ooper's "plenleat iftel
noon fur the people" ypeterdly was a
great sucless. The asttehllunt'ee eiutlllled
that of the, frst meeting,. In s ;e.ry m.e.t
WUs o' cupidl.d It In evildetit Ih it lthes.'
"afternouoln" meet with popular favor.
,Iand 1r. ('ooper and his aides are delighted
wIJh the. apprelcation of the meetings
that has been shown by the people. The
seIrVice .eg.anI with an instrumental sole
iby W. W. Higgins. After a hymn by the.
Il-aollo', anid a prayer by Mrs NettlIe *'hil
ll.e, I)r, (ooper gave a plain talk onl "The
l'oes of the Worklnlman."
The doctor first explailned his ppo.lttlln
lie paid he d.id not wish to widelll Ihe gulp
Ietwl-ein labor and capital tIhat year bhv
yler woel er'ltaily K rowing greater. The
antattoiumern bet ween I. bier alllJ iiepliil
was deplorable. I*e .nllaped thl, ri'h
aUlll the Ipoor hael, at neil' tine'.'.the eie
start lit life. 'The f.et that mome wlere
more. sI reeaflll than otherH in gaining
wealthl should not cause a separation of
Intereatr. T'he dloctor defined tIh meaning
If the word "workingman" as It Is gen
erally lued. IHe said he had sympathy
for them In their trials through IUe.
('hrist was on the aide of the working
poor, for he wasI one of them.
He sall that many of their leaders were
Ilep real foee of the worklngman. They
often gave' rash udvhile. Some of the
Journaril devoted to the workingman were
also falsl friends. Some of their teach
InKt led on to anarchy. Another great
foe was Intemperance. .ty thoupand
dlrlunkarlds go down t tIeat l ry year.
A majority of thes. . iare from
the ranks of the work aimeda conclu
lion he said: "If yo.l.nat t ai in the
fight against capital; do not be led by
false guidesl. e temperate and take care
of your earnings. 1o this and (God will
bless you."
After a well renedered recltation by
Misn Mabel Itlbauld. and a delightful vo
cal solo by Mls O(elrtrude Harrison, who
was introduced as the "Montana Night
Ingale." Dr. Cooper spoke on "The Fatal
Blunder of a landgrabber." He took as
his text (21:20 I Kings), "Hut thou found
me, O. my enemy: And he answered I
have found thee, for thou bast sold thy
self to work evil In the sight of the Lord."
The doctor's address was an Interesting
talk upon the stn of covetioustnes. He
brought In the story of Naboth, the
wronged Jesreellte, whom wicked Queen
Jesebel had stoned In order to get his gar
den for Ahab. the king. The coveted gar
den was obtained, but, just as Ahab was
about to enjoy it Elijah the prophet ap
peared and ended the king's happinese by
prophesying the awful end of both king
and queen, who later on in the blblical
story made food for the dose. The doc
tor said that sin enjoyed gave llttlatls
faction and no true happiness. told
of the distorting power of sinatr.d ap
pealed to all to meek salvation. /1
The doctor's address was followed by a
few appropriate remarks from Mayor
Weed, who was one of those who occu
pied the platform. Just before the close
of the meeting, the doctor announced that
on Thursday mornlng the churches will
unite In a Thanksgiving service at It.
Paul's M. E. church.
Descruieo ee * FItimg es Ihe Frt
London, Nov. 26.-A dispatch sa
oeived hers frog Hiroshima. Japan,
gives the text of the dispatch sent by
Admiral Ito, commander of the Japan
ese navy, from Port Arthur, Saturday.
The dispatch says: "This place was
captured by Marshal Oyama Thurs
day. The united squadrons stood off
shore, merely attracting the seaward
attention of the coast batteries. The
Japanese lost 250 men killed or wounded.
The Chinese lost over 1,000." The dis
patch adds that for over a fortnight
past Count Oyama's army has been
steadily marching in two divisions down
the peninsula to Port Arthur. No or
ganised resistance was offered by the
Chinese troops for three-quarters of the
march. Since then, however, there
were occasional brushes with the
Early Wednesday morning the right
division crept up a range of low hills
northwest of Port Arthur and carried
them at rush. Guns were then dragged
up and are opened on a strong redoubt,
1,000 yards distant. The enemy re
turned the fire briskly. The Japanese
infantry advanced against a well di
rected fire without faltering. Shortly
before nine o'clock the fort was car
ried by storm In most gallant fashion.
The Chinese stood for a minute or two
against the final onslaught, fighting
fiercely. Then they fled toward the
dock yard. The right division then ad
vanced in forces against Kokinsan fort,
which was armed with several heavy
Krupp guns which were well served.
Scores of men were killed or wounded
in this brief advance. At noon the fort
itself was stormed and captured after a
short but desperate fight. Ity three
o'clock in the afternoon the right divl.
loll was i full possesluon of the west
ern part of the stronghold.
Meenwhlle. the left division had been
flerely engaged oil the mutheast.
wher tfile grounld was less dilt uilt. but
far fronl .rsy. Their progress was
mo,mentarily chrleked ol a !uieriy his
fruon three forts that were rununeOtedll
by trenclles. These forts welre strongly
held. and were well pilced on the hligh
elt groullnd in the vinintlly.
By el.iIIfgK jPor't Arthur was in |iLao
.seleon of the Japanese. buhlt tt. Itlemy
still had sone eight ur tell rednubts.
with a total of nalsut twenty guits. ,ill
the. ceoat tlInt. The Japanese bivou
a 'ked mii Ihv hlil. and captured theii
forts. .sllrly Thlursday morning tl.H
M. aod hit,.. upper folt to were atltlacked
in tltce.siiM ill tl t.tt.g apt ll.urid with
serious loas in the Japanese tll i.lr. .,er
eral thousand C1lin(', weret' taken pris
The Jailptlnse have taken quite eighty
g.uIn antd motutr.' (hilt were in iuse in
lthe ia'pttired fiorts andi rtedoilubt. andt
Inll.y others that were riuntd in the
dick yard Th,'y Halso ealpttured an Im
pl'telyl ' Iu ll.ppel d toI'rpedo stl len lt'ltnd
large quait itites of rie anld beans. ll
Octrol Tax Unpopular.
Rome, Nov. 2..-The town of Alall. In
the province of iltin.i., w 's the h'en.' to
rday of a riot tlmillli t t the olne that on
c1'red a1 hti, Krowting out of the Snine
niuse. the' im.lOpItoI. of the' ot'trol Iduties.
A nmolh nllll'ring lt personsl. mst) . ly
pesan(ts, IttlltldinlK I11n womenl, att ack
el the Ia.ir's r.e lidene with stones.
TI ,ll'tt' wilt powerl'rnl to quell' the ihn
milit. andt it Na IIt' lie.'eary to nall out
the militia beflore order inuld be restored.
Correct to a Cent.
Tacomal. Wash . Not. J',.-The experting
of I:x-t'ity 'rleasul.er Ihiag' ihookis for
fouir y'irs pastl wast v ,milt'ted yesterday
a111i all hiUs acclounts funld itrrrt'it Ilto th
exact entl. A dispatch sent out from ell Ta
aroma Nov. 4 to the' e.lel that the city In
tende*d r'epudlalling stonl.' of Its warralln
is pr Ionoulnted by ever'l'v .ty loffihnl, IIn
ctludnll I he mayor. I reasure'll, comptroll'n r
and ,tlly attorney, to be absol)utely with.
out folntation.
elath of Mrs. MoMillan.
ire. ('ynthlt ICllsabeth McMillan died,
in lthe fifty-setond year of her iuge, at
her rooms in the Homer block, at IlU this
imorning. Ibeceased was the mother of
Ml .s llla andi Miss Madmle McMiIIan.
ullneral arrangements will be manounced
Necessity of Affording Thee Unforlm tsq
Proper Faeliltis for Beoming
Supt. Tillinghast, of the Montana State
School at Boulder, Dlsouses This
Important Matter.
To The Indlcpendent.
''The state of Montana is now reahling
a. stase- i Its lpregr..aM where she can
not, without falling behind her sister
states, avoid undertaking ocertain pub
lic enlterplrlse., which are now co(,lUsld.
ereld ilcumbe.nt upon all civlllzell gov
ernments. The wonderful advance of
('hritilan civiliation in evicdenced to
day by nothing so emphatically as by
thie universal demand that educati,,n he
furnllshed to the rising eneratlion of the,
state; and peculiarly C'hristian Ii Ihe
delmand that education he not denied
to the delaf, the blind, and the feeble
minded, though involving inl their case,
a somewhat higher proportionate ex
pense, for the reason that special ac.
commodatlons and methods are nece
Montana has already a public school.
system worthily fulfilling this unll-.
versal ('hristian demand and supply
Ing education to Its hearing and seeing
chlldren. Hut he.aring and sight are,
fur reasons above our limited under
standing, denied to some children ila
every state, and the number of these-
let lit be marked, please--is always.
greater than Is popularly supposed.,
There can scarcely be less than fifty
deaf and blind In this state. to-day, oft
which nearly twenty-five are known by.
name and address, yet only eleven aiw
at present receiving actual ILtnructlo
In the state school at Boulder. Th t
figures mean that a large majority
the and b of the state are noW¶
without Instruction of any kind.
Now, this los signiaes far more LIm
the 'ase of a deaf child, for example
than of a hearing child. The latteri.
from cradle up. is learning his mothe.r
tongue through the medium of beartnoa
and then by this mother tongue he.
learns all that every day knowledge(,
which enables men to at least get along'
among their fellowunu, even though.
possessins no book knowledge. Butt
from all this natural education, so
call it, and even from the amquultlou
of his mother tongue the deaf child
cut ofR. remaining dormant in nltellet,.
unposseed of any language, Ua n
tralaed any means gaingl a
Indepedeat ilvellheoodd.
iled Christian state perlt at an ,
of Its chIMdre to become seek eltlaes,
w o tdvtes these Ubre as
wll ua others? The answer gives to
this question by other, states of the
union may be very practically shown by
the brief flgures gives below.
The only states or territories In the
country which have not provided good
schools for this purpose are Delaware
In the east, who sends her children
neighboring schools: Arisona, India
Territory,. Idaho, Woming and Nevd
Even three, however, try to have thtl
deaf and blind educated in other stat
schools. Taking, now, only a few of t
younger states of the west, as bel
more justly to be compared with Mo
tans-observe what Is the case In th
two Dakotas, Washington, Oregon a
CAt nra.d
By the $10 censu.s North Dakota h
a population of 192,M in round num
bers. It has a school plant valued a
$20,000, and gives Instruction to thirty
sal scholars. Ilouth Dakota. with
population of 327.000, has a fine sch
plant, though valuation is not given
and supports the school by an ann
appropriation of $12,360, giving Instrue
tion to forty-six scholars. Washington
has a school valued at $100,000, and adJ
mite sixty pupils, while its populatioo
is 30,000. Oregon, having 312,000 popu
lation, appropriates 1,000 annually tfor
the instruction of fifty scholars. Col
orado. with 410,000 people, has a splen
did school, valued at over 8200,000, sup
ported by a fifth of a mill tax amount
Ing annually to over NO0,000. and in
structing about 125 pupils. Now. Mon
tana's poulation Is 133.000 by the last
census of four yoars ago, or over two
thirds that ',f North Dakota, neary
half that of Mouth Dakota and of Ore
onp, and a third of that of tolorado.
The prospects are that Montana wil
even outstrip many other states in rela
tilte growth and prosperity, as the coun
try reco'vrs from the ree'nt depression
of hueiness. fihould not Montana. then
in her neat legislature provide a schoo
for the instruction of her deaf and blin
,,hildr.'n, which shall match in relatlv
proportions the schools of any of they
above named "tates? Will any staunch\
lMon'snian. who earnestly desires that'
in all poli*'s of advalnced Christian civ-t\
tilaiton the state of Muntana shall bet\
the peer of any comunonwealth int Amer-N
Ic'-will any such Montanian fail to
per,'elve the importanhe and the worthi
ne'ts of the 'ause at)ove presented in
brie-f summary? Rurelvy not--and on,
let public opinion suppolrt the. It at legis
lature In providing for a first-rate
weheel for the "educ.ation of all deaf and
blind chidren who niay. he found in the
state . ,f .ulint-na -evn as first-class
public schools are'. already supplied for
the free educationl of herl hearing and
seeing chfildrein.
Itespectfully submitted for the kind
eoeslderation of the people of Montana.
1and especlially if those representatives
of the people who are to sit ie the legis
lnture seien to cocvenr'. by the' superin
tende.nt of the state school for deaf and
Will other state papers please copy.
Under a Snow Slide.
H.Ittle. Wash.. Nov. 2b.-A special
from Monte C'ritto Mays that a snow
slide struck the drying house of the
Irlide (if the Mountain mine Friday anid
burled teli miners. The alarm was
Klvien and a force of seventy-five men
set about the rescue of the Imprinned
men. When L iians Erickson's feet were
reached by sh)velers he was found cov
eredl, head downward, and was taken
out dead. William Met'arty was struck
on thli back of the head by a broken
stick: William Kelly was struck in the
faHe. W. . Hmllth fell ou a ntove, burn.
Intg his foreheatl, but not serinusly.
Fo'I"ur iothers we.re painfully clat about
the head. All ,ft the men were rescued
alive but Erickson. and are doing well.
Burned a Square.
KIanna ('City. Nov. I.-Fiftmen reel
drnces, occupying the square betwe*r
Twenty-Ninth and Thirtieth streets and
(larlhll and Euclid avenues. were ome
pletely destroyed by fire which broke out
about noont to-day. Meet of the houses
destroyed were eestly structurn sad were
located in an ar4toneratie portion of the
city. The lose will aggregate 0K^ with
about $0,000 SaMtfaS.

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