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BRYAN BROTHERS & HAUCK,
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Addressol bun.eoes communications asabove. r*Suosscribers not receiving their paper regularly will confer a favor by reporting the fact to this office. OFFICIAL PAPER OF GRANITE CO, and the City of Philipsburg. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1900. THE GREATEST NATION. T HE United States, at something more than 70,000. 01)0, is the greatest nation in the world. The direct refer ence is, of course, to numbers of civilized inhabitants. Only three others out numher us, and in no one of them is the standard of civihzation or of individual inte'ligence for a moment comparable with our own. Russia proper outnumn hers us by less than 20 per cent. But a nation in which probably not 5 per cent of the people can read and write, and which has only 26,000 miles of railroads to our li0,000) or lore, is scarcely to be compared with thins India is Iarger in nlml)rs ihan uss I ila if we regard it as a wh ole, arnil more )high ly civilized: yet its intelh ,ni l and it n :-trial potentlial ity ti f ir I.e low tllh t of thlit ni e t att s. China i probably tla most popti lous Iof oall, bur niteilehtornlly is scarcely supelr ior to lenssi. and iidustrially is i pro11 ably inferior. (certainly its praponder alce oflll pl, p lrintion cannot avail to place it by the side or the United States. The other great nations which are comparablel' tlo our own i ctivilization are now far outs.striHpped y us in num bers. The United I inod,,m has about ard1,00,0 i, nhab iilats, or lest s thlan .0) per (ert of ours, antl if we add lthereto the millions if llritains lad other civil ize United Brish sn, ts in (ana(, Austral asia and e.sewherit thr hot hel the e ll pirc, the grund total will still all far (. low our figures. Austria-Hungary, re garded a:: one nation, boasts only 4,.0100, 000 people. France has only 39,000,000. The (erman empire is growing more rapidlytin tany other continental ina tion, yet it has today all told not more than 55.i000.000 inhabitants, or 27 per cent less than the United States. Italy has about 32,000.000, Japan 45,000,000 and Spain 45,000,000. Among all these the United States, with it,; 76,000,000, is a veritable giant. When we add that this country is increasing in population more rapidly than any of them, its primacy in that particular seemis as sured. The curreit coin of the Kingdom of ,'ian is the silver tical, which contains il36 grains of that metal, and is there ore worth in gold about 30 cents. It is *oined by the government, not out of bar ilver, but out of melted down Mexican ollars. At the mint. 48 of the latter will be exchanged for 80 of the forme..r. The officials refuse to give out ticals in ,xchange for silver bars, so that the cur ency among mniiy millions of Malays an only be enlarged by importing Iex canos, or as we call them, 'dobies. UR MECHANICAL SUPERIORITY. HE London Chronicle gives a fine tribute to the excellence of United 'tates workmanship as shown in the in ernational exposition of 1900. "The american exhibit in Paris," says that ournal, "is incomparably finer than the ritish, and even there their great super ority in the very small tools was not uly brought out. It is useless to urge hat Great Britain is poorly represented, or it would be difficult to find the ma erials in England to make a good show. here are at least four firms in America aking a specialty of small, accurate easuring appliances, and, so far as we now, there is not one in England mak g them systematically at all." These words, written just before the aris Exposition closed, are in line with pressions from other British journals nd from French and German papers. mechanical appliances of almost every ariety the American exhibits surpassed ose of the rest of the world. The periority, as intimated by the London c Chronicle, was especially great in the smaller tools, and in the appliances for measuring and guaging. The American exhibitors in those lines carried off many of the choicest prizes of the exposi ion. The advertisement for American skill thus given will be of high value to this country. It was at the Philadelphia exposition of 1876 that America's superiority in many of the mechanical arts first began to be revealed prominently 'o the world. But the country has made great advances since then. This was shown very plain ly in the exhibits made in Chicago in 1893. It will be more impressively dis played in the St. Louis World's Fair of 1903. Competition between the great in dustrial nations of the world is more aco tive at this moment than it ever was be fore, but the United States is maintain ing its lead in the mechanical arts. This is one of the reasons for the immense in crease in the exports of all sorts of man ufactures which is under way. The in ternational exposition in St. Louis two and a half years hence will be an elo quent revelation to the world of Ameri can supremecy in the many fields of labor. It is well known that the main cause of the Filipino rebellion against Spain was the 'alleged abuses of the "friars." The general complaint of a Catholic people against the practices of these orders is prima facie evidence that they a' least were not promoting the cause of religion. The eastern press is beginning to discuss the proper "policy" of the United States toward these orders in the Philippines. It ought to be evident that the United States can have no "policy' whatever in regard to them. Their per son.al and property rights are fully guar anteed by the treaty of Paris, and were they not they would be perfectly secure. The friars stand and must continue to stand on the same footing with other citizens. Their titles to property, if as sailed, must be settled by the courts. Their property can be taxed, with that of other citizens, for the support of pub lie schools and the general purposes of government. Time and education will cure wuatever evils exist for which the friars are responsible, and a few years will so change their personnel that they will be as useful as the Catholic religious orders elsewhere. Never in their history have the Cotton States been so prosperous as now. The Atlanta Constitution estimates the p)res out cotton crop at 0l.0),(Olt,00bales, which will yield to the cotton planters the lar gest revcnue ever derived froll the crop. And. what is better than all, a fair share of it will bte manufactured into yarn and cloth iby southern mills which have been tstd,lished uuder the protective, policy of hlie lRepublican party. It will be a pty if the people of the south cannot hind s;mle way to get into the party where they prop,'erly belong. A ii cis:son ill the case now pending in the llipirene couirt will not decide any thinu at all in regard to the preent status of Porit Rico. ' his parti,'nlar c.s;e aruse 'fore congre'ss aldoptedt the Porto eiian iact and its decision will ap ply only to the Philippines and to P orto iRico before the passage of that act. To fix the ljrsent status of Porto ]ieo, and decidi'i as to the constitutionality of the lorto I-iean tariff law, another case will have to beI carried to the su preme c'ourt and ei decided there. ()ILce was an acildent, twice was a co incidence, but three times will be a bad habit, and it isn't quite fair for Mr. Bryan to insist on the democratic party forming any more of these. It has plenty already. Here's a Frenchman who was arrested for stealing a life size portrait and who intiists that he was hypnotized into do ing so by the eyes of the picture. This is the latest, sure enough. It is perfectly clear froim the news re ceived from Pennsylvania that former Senator Qunay stands an excellent chance of re-election and that he stands no chance at all Bri ish bankers are preparing to take the next government loan at home and keep it from coming to this country. They are preparing by borrowing money in New York. Anyway, the universal adoption of women's suffrage would aid materially in doing away with the silent vote that so bewilders the politicians. It will be a disgrace to the civilization of the world if Kitchener really decides to try Weyler re oncentration methods on the Boers. The official count of Nebraska givres McKinley a majority of over 7,000. The state ticket and the legislature are also republican. In one respect the democratic party is fortunate. It has four years in which to 'reorganize" for the next national con test. Mr. Bryan can say, if he writes an other book, that he ran for president in 1896 and thought he was running in 1900. We are still waiting patiently for the announcement of the forthcoming issue of the "Mrs. Oom Paul's Cook Book." REDUCING THE WAR TAXES. T HE republican members of the comr mit tee on ways and means have addressed themselves to the preparation of a measure for the reduction of the duties known as "war taxes." It is hardly probable that they will be entirely removed until tranquillity is restored in Asia. It is extremely desirable that this should be done promptly, as it is im proper for a government to take from the people in excess of its actual needs and a surplus in the treasury is a con stant temptation to extravagance. It is not certain, however, that the people would not willingly endure, during the present period of prcsperity, the existing rate of taxation, if they could be sure that rigid economy would be practiced in the appropriations for the depart ments, and the surplus be faithfully ap plied to the payment of the public debt. There is no doubt whatever that the people wish to see the national debt paid, and the sooner the better. When the debt is paid we shall find some other basis. But if we cannot pay debt let us by all means reduce taxes. Under the popular view of political economy, election roosters ought to be exempt from Thanksgiving service. It is lucky, after all, that Thanksgiv ing should come after election and be fore the meeting of congress. Coming Down With a Parachute. "Coming down from the clouds in a parachute is like a dream," said a cir cus balloon artist. "Ever dream of falling from a high place? You come down, alight quietly and awake, and you're not hurt. Well, that's the para chute drop over again. No; there is no danger. A parachute can be guided readily on the down trip, but you can't st.Žer a balloon. To guide a parachute out of harmi's way a practiced hand can tilt it one way or the other, spill out air and thus work it to where you want to land or to avoid water, trees, chimneys or church spires. "Circus ascensions are generally made in the evening. When the sun goes down, the wind goes down. The balloon then shoots into the air, and the parachute drops back on the circus lot or not far away. "A balloon is made of 4 cent muslin and weighs about 500 pounds. A para chute is imiide of 8 cent muslin. The rope that secures the parachute is cut with a knife. The aeronaut drops fully 100 feet before the parachute be ginls to fill. It moust fill if you're up high enough. Invariably the fall is lnld lirst. W"heln the parachute be gins to fill. tihe descent is less rapid, and finallly when tih' par'chute has litnlly tilled it bulges out with a pop. Then the aertonaunt climbs on to his tra peze, and guides the parachute to a safe lndinlg. in seven cases out of ten you e.; laklnd lo ek on the lot where you started from."-New York News. Loyalty. A I)urham collier recently took unto himself a wife whose friends had done their utmost to dissuade her from lmar rying. but witliout success. Mcetring her one day samle mouths after hir marriage, a friend remaurked: "Hlilh, Bess! Y'or look right bad! lins 'e t'been -thumling yer? I knowed what it wouldt I,(, nbut yer would have 'im. Everybody said Bol 'ud mak' a fitbill of yorI" "Then everylbodiy was wrong"' snap Fpel the ill used wife. 'We've been married this eight months, and I ain't a-going to say we had no little shin dies, but to give our Bob 'is due 1 will say as 'e ain't had to use 'is foot yet. So there !"-Exchange. IHoliday... . Anno un ce-I Sen t W E are here this fall with the largest stock of HIolidav Goods that ever .came down the pike. We have got to have your assistance in selling them. As an inducement we will give with each 2.5c purchase a chance in a $20.00O Graphophone and One Dozen Records of the Most Popular Songs and Music of the Day, valued at $6.00. In order to place this within the reach of the children we will give One Fifth Tickets with each 5c purchase. Drawing will take place Christmas Day. Tickets will be issued on and after December 1st. Come and see us. We will not enumerate, but we have Everything to suit all con= ditions and all pocketbooks Campbell - Drug Company "N"""""~H,4.14F4,4qI,1, """"4"""" e""o""" "" """" NN " "I4,q.1 "41,41, 4Nq,4.I4Hq.1O1 Cold Expands Them. A civil engineer who is In Alaska has written home to Chicago that the rails on the Chilkoot Pass railway expand with the cold instead of contracting, as they would be supposed to do. A temperature ranging from 12 degrees to 40 degrees below zero F. would not appreciably affect the length of rails, but severer cold than that would be attended with expansion. This is cer tainly an exception to a law of nature, although water shrinks as it cools until 39 degrees F. is reached, when it be gins to expand. An Inference. "I just know she is ten years older than she admits," said the woman with the sharp nose. "How?" asked the other half of the duo. "Why would she be letting that 16 year-old kid make love to her if she were as young as she pretends?"-In dianapolis Press. The Doctor's Hint. Patient-Doctor, I can't sleep at night. I tumble and toss until morn ing. Doctor--H'm, that's bad. Let me see your tongue. (After diagnosis) Physic ally you are all right. Perhaps you worry over that bill you've owed me for the last two years! Matrimony Leads to Crime. "I began the career of crime," said the famous criminal, "when I married the second time." "Did your second wife lead you astray?" asked the sympathetic visitor. "Not so much as the first one. It was she who preferred the bigamy charge." -Stray Stories. If a girl has a piano, it is dangerous to give her a bust of Mozart or a pic ture of Beethoven, for then the parlor is changed to "the music room." Atchison Globe. The scabbards worn by Russian ofi eers are made of papier mache. LOCAL BREVITIES Clarence Hansen went to Butte Mon day. Mr. and Mrs. W. Zeigler visited in Butte during 1he week. The Woodmen of the World entertain at Firemen's hall this evening. Mrs. A. B. Rinaeling was in the city during the week from the Antelope mines. Hop. J A. Featherman of New Chica eo spout several days of t he past week in the city. George O'Rourke left for Missoula Mondayt to visit his wife who is ill at the hospital. Born- -To Mr. and Mrs. August Lin. stadt., in this city, on Saturday, Nov. 24, a daughter. E. H. Camnpbell of the Campbell Drna Co spent several dave of the past week im Missoula. S. E. McClees, the jeweler, has been busy for several days past unpacking a large shipment of holiday goods. John W. Opp, after a several days' visit here, left Monday for Jacksonville, Oregon, where tie is now located. Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Allison and sons, Herman and Jay, returned last Saturday from a several weeks' visit on the Pacific Coast. A new locomotive was received on the local brianch Monday and the train crew feels so elated over it that they brought the train in on time several times this week. St. Mary's Guild will have a meeting on Friday. Dec. 7. at the rectory, in stead of on Thursday, Dec 18. There being special business we urge all mem b wrs to be present. E. I. Holland, of the Bimetallic, will Hennessy's Men's Winter Suits... IT'S only by seeing that you can satisfactorily determine what is or what is not. We are showing a fine assortment of Men's Suits for winter. We want you to see it, to examine the suits inside and out, to see how they are made and of what they are made, Do this same thing where you will and of your own free will, then, and perhaps not until then, will you appreciate how much better you can be suited here than elsewhere. Men's Suits Several styles in heavy Cheviot and fancy Cassimeres, neat checks and stripes, well made garments in four button cutaway style, coat with lining of good twill. Price, $15.00 suit. Black Cheviot is a favorite fabric. We have, three qualities in the four button cutaway style, nicely lined, perfect fitting and suitable for so many purposes. All sizes, including those for stout figures. Prices, $15.00, $18.00 and $20.00 a suit. Dark fancy Worsted Suits in neat stripes, with four button cutaway sack coats with double breasted reversible vests, one side to match suit, the other of fancy silk. Very swell suits. All sizes. Only $18.00 each. Fancy Worsted Suits in dark brown checks "and fancy stripes, made up with four button cutaway sack coats nicely lined with fine Italian cloth and well finished. Several styles. All sizes. Only $20.00 suit. Rich rough Cheviot Suits, black ground with white stripes, with three button cutaway sack coats cut in the latest New York style, well lined and nicely tailored. All sizes. Price, $20.00 each. Paragon Pants Everybody knows them as the best in texture, cut and finish. All the newest styles are here. Ordersto ess'' s B~utte, Orders to r~ontana Please 3Mentioni The Phllfpslbtr Mail W11hen 1V'riinU. leave shortly for the east on a several weeks' well earned vacation. He in tends to spend the holidays at his old home in Prince Edward island. M. M. Joyce, a risinw young attorney fro:: Missoula, arrived in the city Wed nesday to spend Ihanksgiving with his friend and college mate, H. I. Weinstein. Mr. Joyce and Mr. Weinstein were clais nmates at the Ann Arbc r, Mich., Univer sity. Peter Swober, a woodhauler living at Flint Creek crossing, was found dead in his cabin Tuesday. A coroner's jury was summoned to look into the case and their verdict was that death resulted from pneumonia. Mr. Swober was a Finlander, about 6( years of age, and had been engaged in hauling cordwood to town for a number of years. The funeral took place from Allison's under taking establishment Wednesday after noon. Samuel J. Ritchey, of Garnet, and Miss Lena Stai, of New Chicago, were married last week in Butte by Judge Clancy. Mr. Ritchey is an old-time res ident of Bear Gulch and owner of the Nancy Hanks mine at Garnet. His bride has for several years been a resi. dent of New Chicago and is very popular in the valley. For several months a rumor has been afloat that Mr. Ritchey had serious intentions and the marriage had for some time been looked for. Mr. and Mrs. Ritchey have departed for the south where they will spend the winter. THROUGHOUT THE VALLEY OF FLINT News Notes and Personal Items Gathsered by Our Correspondent. Hall, Mont., November 29, 1900. Mrs. E. H. Smith is quite sick. Our fine weather has returned to us again. H. M. Thomas has sold his ranch to Gust Johnson. Pat Brogan made a business trip to Philipsburg Tuesday. Miss Ona Dingwall returned from Bonita to spend Thanksgiving at home. Leonard Bonderson of Philipsburg came down the valley to visit friends a few days. Joe Henderson, Ohas Alberts and Albin Wicklund took the train at Hall Monday for Philipsburg. Miss Lizzie Ryan went to Philipsburg Tuesday to stop for a few weeks with her sister, Mrs. Claude McDaniels. We understand that Miss Mary Pelle tier has returned to her home after a few weeks' visit with friends in Philipsburg and Missoula. Thanksgiving services were held at the New Chicago church Thursday morning and at Hall in the evening by the pastor, Rev. A. H. Morton. Fred Westine and family of Philips burg, former residents of the valley, are visiting with Mrs. Westine's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Eckland, for a few weeks. A party consisting of O. T. Baker, Jack Griffin, Chas. Olawson, Freeman Tinklepaugh and Ray Engle went up on Douglas creek hunting last Friday, re turning this week minus any game whatever. They think someone was in and freightened all the game out of the country. Their friends do not doubt th s in the least. Men's Suits In the higher grades of Men's Suits we have a superb assortment, which we have the best reasons in the world to believe cannot be duplicated in style, quality and price by any cloth ing house in Montana. Here are rough effects in rich Che viots showing just tints of coloring in which the stripes and checks of other tints are barely discernible, double breasted coats with single and double breasted vests and four button cutaway coats with double breasted vests in fancy Cheviots, fine Wursteds and rich Cassimeres. Coats with the new lapel and outside breast pockets. All perfect fitting and finished in the highest de gree by expert tailors. Prices, $25.00, $27.50 and $30.00. Black Clay Worsted Suits in four button cutaway sacks, straight cut sacks and three button cutaway frock coats, well lined with good Italian cloth. All sizes. Prices, $15.00 to $25.00. The best black Clay Worsted Suits in all styles, lined throughout with silk, at 830.00. Dark gray Vicuna Coats and Vests, very fine quality, both made double breasted, coat cut rather short, finely tailor-made garments, for $25.00. We Pay Expressage to All Railroad Points in Montana. Goods Can Be Returned at Our Expense If Not Satisfactory. : PROFESSIONAL CARDS PHYSICIANS E F. CONYNG-H.AnM, 1. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Day or Night Calls Promptly Attended to. Office over Cartier's Store, PHILIPSBURG. MONTANA. ATTORNEYS OSIAHI SIIULL. ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. NOTARY PUBLIC. Office, rear of old jail building, on Montgomery street, PHILIPSBURG, MONTANA. S.I. DURFEE ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office-Opera House Block, Sansome Street. PHILIPSBURG, MONTANA. GEORGE A. 1IAYVWOOD. ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR-AT-LAW. OFFICE, ROOMS FORMERLY OCCUPIED BY THE MERCHANTS' AND MINERS' BANK PHILIPSBURG, MONTANA. DENTISTS S A. BROWNIV. DENTIST 1W"Teeth extracted without pain by a new process. Teeth filled with the latest and best improved fillings. All kinds of dental opera. tions performed in the most perfect manner. All my work is first-class. Office, Hyde block. PHILIPSBURG, MONTANA. G. W. YOUNG. DENTIST. Gold Fillings. Crown and Bridge Work Office, over McLeod's shoe store. PHILIPSBURG - - MONTANA. At Granite Wednesdays. E. E. BUI LINGAME & CO., ~ASSt3 OFR E CHEMICAL ASSLA OFFICE AND ORATORY Established in Colorr.do,1866. Samples bymailor expresswillreceiv )prompt and careful attention Gold & Silver Bullion RaOdM MlHd and Ayd OR PURCHASED. Concentration Tests-10 Write. cartload ots. 1736-1738 Lawrence St., Denver. Colo. -THE- ' IINDRSON Saloon. , , ines, Liquors . and Cigars. "I frequent Al's" 4 1 Don't"