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TH ANACONDA STANDARD, FRIDAY MORNING, JANU/RT L 1897.
ButteNews.^MILES OF RAILROAD
Ma l.onfc Ftrinfj of Rails Laid in^the Year 1896
MONEYWAS HARD TO CET
MontanaStands fourteenth in the^Amount of ^ew .villeage - Work^Mapped out l hat Was^Never i-omnlotod.
Duringthe year just cleati fewer^miles of railway were built In the I'nl-^ted States than in .my year during 'he^last decade ami Montana stands four^^teenth In the^ amount of new mileage^anrmig 3S states ami territories in^which there was any railway ^ ^instruc^^tion. This state Unit mm line of 16^miles. Railway enterprises, it seems,^were among the chief stiffen is l^y the^financial ^le|iressi.in. Karlj in the JfNI^when the promised return tt prosperity
seemedmust ^promising^ railwaj pro^^jecting topi pace with other promlsss^and at least .'..'i00 miles of m \v track^were mapped out liut the continued^contraction of the currency and the^gene ra1 nnamial uncertainties pro-^vented a currying out of the project*,^and only about I.mhi MjUm of road were^built. In several eases work In prog^^ress was slopped by fullnre to olitain^the funds which had been MW Mad and^the completion of the untiiushed lines^will probably Htand to the eradii of^1897.
Tlienumlier. locution and extent of^the lines upon which track was actu^^ally laid between Jan. 1 and Dae, M,^1S!^S, are sutnmaiized from tlM rUCOrtM
oftin- Railway Aim in the foUowlag
ta'ile:
States.Linos. Mil. s.
followedby Louisiana with 154 miles on^tiv. lines. Michigan with 146 miles on 11^Unci, (Georgia. 97 miles on 14 lines,^IViuisylvunia 90 miles on ii lines. Flor-^Ida 7^ miles on seven lines, and so on^dow n
In11 states and territories no track^was laid, these l.ciiig. New Hainp.^shire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island,
Costaectleat,Nsbraaka, South Dakota,^Wyoming. Arizona, Nevada, Idaho and^New Mexico.
Therailway mileage of the United^States is now u little more than 1S.2.MX)^miles.
PRESIDENi
VOTE.Hip situation
Howthe -l il.^ l.iMikril nt
onMov. 3.
Chicago.Dec. ;ll ^ The following tulile^gives the votes cast ill the several states^for the presidential candidates:
Totals
',M1.4MI.4M.MI ua\M IM.MI
ATBOTCES LIBRARY
here Are at the rresent Time 3,3.0^laid- in Use.
THERECORD FOR THE YEAR
Flures That Show the steady In-^croase In Hatronage-* n re^^stitution i hat if Heally^Popular.
no
TheMinnary bp territorial groups^Is grVMI in tin fnllowlnp talile:^QROUPI.
Stales
Unas.
Miles
NewKnglatnl -Maine,^rannt
MMdleAtlantic New^Tm k. New Jet n \,^Pennsylvania. Dela^^ware, Maryland
Central No r t h ^^ i It^*'hio, Mich unn. In-^fliuntt. Illinois, Wis^^consin
SouthAtlantic^Vir^^ginia, West Vlrainla,
North c a r o litm.
SouthCarolina,Qeor-^gia. narlda
(itllf mid Mississippi^ValW) K. ntu i k v^Mississippi. Louisi^ana. Tennessee, Ala^liama
Smith^ est em m i s -
sourl,Arkansas, Tex^^as. Kansas. Colora-
Ho.Indian TetTitor)',
OklahoMiH
Northwestern^ Iowa,
Minnesota.Nmili
Iak..ta. Montana^Paclnc-Ciilifcrniii. 1 ^r-
cgon,Washington.
Huh 4
24
4
SO.05
169.29
371it
:)
91,M
M4.M
II7.MJ
LUMRcRMfcN,
llieyAppear !!^ foi^^ | hnlruinn Ifiiiglcy
anilHo. MMMMMMSi^Washington, Deo. 31.^Hearings he-^fore the ways und means committee to^^day co\er.d wood, pulp paper ami^books. There were several lame dele-^KutlotiH presctii. The forenoon whs^liven to the lumbar la tares la. c. w.^Cloodyear of Buffalo appears^ as tba^reprssentaMrs of tan commlttes of 2.1^appointed by the lumbermen's conven- January^timi. Taa committee yeaterday pre- February.^land to outline n formal petition to Marrh^lbs ways und means committee which 1 April.,^tiooiiyear said would he presented ; May^later.
Ooodyearsaid the results of tha elec^^tion convinced tin m protection was 1..
I.ethe policy Of tha te xt admiuisti a-
tloaanil the lambs I'men demanded a^^hare of thai policy, Tney appeared,^Uuodyoaf said, as the representatives^of fully |l,a06,AM,PM capital ami KM,000^lumbermen, not Including those on-^paced In the retail of lumber or in^transportlon of lumber. He thought^three million! or our people dependent^on i iiis Industry for a llv^ llnood.
Theydid not come, Ooodyear said,^asking anything i gorbttant. Bubstan-^Daily, what they naked In Ina Weal was^thai white pins, hemlock,* baaawood
andsy^ tntore bp placed in the ^2 i bum
it)--Mimn us anruos. With a graceful^tribute to Panator I'rye. Speaker Keed,^chairman Dingtey and Mr Doutelle, ha^announced that tt was through them^Ih^ I spruce, 111^ - great staple product^of Maine, pad always previous to tha^i re it law remained In the $-' class,
Hut,^interposed Dtngley, smiling,^^ Mains Is a pins Iron state.''
Thehooks of the library' are not^closed for the year 1S96 and until they^are exact llgures cannot he given for^Ih.- work of the year. Hut everything^except the last day can lie reported,^and a sufe estimate made of It.
Mi the morning of Dee, H the mem-^bt rship roll of the library contained^! i^ s names of persons w ho hold cards^for the home use of hooks. As 342 of^this- have taken out the second card^allowed for the use of standard hooks,
itappears that there are MM cards in^use. The library contains 20.608 vol-^Um a, of w hich ahout 4.000 are classed^as history. 4.200 as fiction, 4,500 as so-^Clnl science and the other x.000 distrib^^uted among eight different classes.
Inningthe year 160 volumes have^bSSU worn out and condemned, and 13^returned from houses where Infectious^diseases have existed were destroyed.
Mostof these books have 1n replaced
byn. w copies; 2X5 volumes have lie.n^rebound and several hundred have^been repaired in the library.
Thenet additions to ihellhrary during^the year have bean between 1,500 and^2.000 volumes, of Which about 400 have^been obtained from the binding of^pamphlets and periodicals and about^Ml volumes from donations.
TheIssue of books from the library^for the lirst 30 days of December was^I |M volumes for home use and 4.202^volumes for library use. a total of 10,600^volumes. As between 400 and 500 vol^^umes will be Issued on the 31st, the^total Issue for the month will exceed^ll.oo'i volutins. The total Issue in No^^vember wai 10,953, and In December of^last year It was 9.61X.
Inthe general course of library pa^^tronage there is a steady Increase from^October to March, and a steady de^^crease from April to September. The^main cause of the tluctuiition is un^^doubtedly the weather. In warm^wi alher patrons drop their books for^outdoor occupations, and in cold weath^^er they return to their hooks. Hut In^December, for a week or more before
Ohrun mas, the hum Hona of that hoii-
ila.\always result In a lessening of the^library patronage. This year the^weather of December being so excep^^tionally mild, no Increase over Novem^^ber was to have been expected, except^from an actual increase In interest in^! the library itself, and so large an In-^i . i. ase ova* the record of a year ago is^I quite unexpected.
Thefollowing tables indicate the^| patronage of the last year by months^and its comparison with that of the^corresponding months of is:*.^ i
.O I He CuBA'Ni.^rim ^i.Uiej T1w^ K.-e.l^e,l ami What They
negates.
Koktou.Dec. W.'^The JoSrr.nl says:^The CutuM provlalon.il government |,a,^forwarded a utatement of money, muni^^tions of war and provisions furnished for^CStrying on the war from all purls of the^world since June 30. P-5, up to Nov. 2^,^1K96.
Thestatement has been made that^when the struggle began General domes^agPaaf to give tlOO.OOO, to be paid in In^^stallments of liiO.WM) every three months.^It is claimed he has already r. ..ived^Iftt'.OOO from the provisional government^and the remainder is now due, und for^that reason he has Income careless und^Inactive. Hut this is denied b^ the Cuban^delegates In Washington, who say Oo-^n e^ Ih a true patriot, putting his life and^s^ ul into his work.
Thefollowing is u recapitulation of the^contributions:
Citiesof the I'nlted States11,706.000
Statesoutside of cities 275.000
Foreigncountries I,229,ou0
FIXINGDPF01WOBK
Iroojsoi People Who Want to Work^lor the btate.
ALLAFTER THE FAT JOBS
Howit Looks far i hose Who Aro^Out for uffxes-- ome of the^Measures I hat the Ses^^sion Will Discuss
HomoIs.
June
July
Augitst....^Pept ember.
October...^November
In*c ember..
Totals.
'RstlmatiTh^the :^Ping of^fr
ISM.. V,.l!7\^. . H.i'iiO
.. 7,,.,6.^,^.. 5.947^. 5.4 M^.., 4.965
..4.9.;:.'
..4.M2^.. I I'll
..IiMM
..I5.329!
1S96D*^c.|Inc.
MMMM^ti.^;:::i'^I it^ .^I.PM ..^4.7M^4,6981^5.1.15 ..^5,242!..^5.517 ..
6,::i4..^5.2H **.M*|.,^M.MI fe.M7
573
r.74
632
160452
M|
7m1
Ml
9S51.342
d.
deireuse In the early months of^ar was entirely due to the stop-^purchases of books In luffs^m which the library very slowly re-
iovered.
LibraryIs.
MH4.M
Totals::s lrt:: LJgf.M
ItIs a itirieus coini'ldiata that the^mileage of new tpach laid in I Ml |g ;,i^most precisely the MM as thai in IMC^which corrected returns showed to he
1.SH3Utiles. It is possible, say: tlie Age.
thata few miles MBf be add. d to the^record of the past year, llthnuall the^figures arc baaed en statements by mail^and wire direct from the . hlef engi^^neers, and Include, in mass ark re work^was In progress, the Mileage officially
certifiedas expect. il to lie added In t||^^last few days of the year. It should be^renu mbered that the (Inures show . nly^main lino track laid, and Maks no .u-^count of the work of grading and^liridge-btilldlng for the very consider^^able mileage which did not reach the
trucklaying stsy.
Howthe new mil. age of 1*96 com.^pares with that sf the previous years^nf the decade may lie seen by the fol^^lowing ticur. s
Year.Miles.^MM) 12 Ml
U88 7.PW
MM5,2 a
MM LC7I
'Withoutany pine,^ retorted Oood-^^ ^ i! quickly.
v.ho is responsible,^ asked Dolllvar,^^for ' 1 ^ ^ .Ii ^ ; ping ^I' w bile pin., from^tic M class'.'
Th.'lumbal'men.^ replied Mr. flood-^year, emphatically. ^Bui 11^^ - result of^the tai ill' law lias aroused them. Their^Induslr) bas gone into decay and i..-^da) Is languishing from foreign com-^p.tni.'ti.
ifwe should tlx the duty on MMTUCS^at |1.^ asked Mr. Dimley. ^would you^b. s.itislled'.'
No,^replied Ooodycai: ^12 en spru. e
wast o lit and we want $2 also mi w hite^pine.^ In n ply to qMsstloni Mr. Oood^^year said what tlt.-y asked was prar-^ii. ally a raatoratlon of the duty of MM;
lhalla llitlt white pine and tin- lumbers^| placed in $1 class by the act of MM be
i red to the M ^ taan
hothe lumbermen desire a duty n^In.::^^^^ asked Mr. Kvans.
w..ue not her...^ replied Ooodyear,
toash vmi to place a i.ix on logs We^do not ask because some lumber in
Michiganand other states where Um^^bel is exhausted are giving ;^ large
numberof men employment by Import^^ing logs for sawing In their mills. We^consider this a mutter of policy rather^than of tariff principle. We do not^want to antagonize interests Which em-
plo)American labor.^ in conclusion^tllyear said that the lumbermen be^^lieved that If the protective MM was
t.,b. enforced In regard to Induatr)^none siI on n llrmer footing than
they.
RepresentativeBouteltc of Maine^made a brief argument in behalf of the^lumbermen of the Bast, who, !)^^ said.
January
February. ..
March
April
May
June
July
August
September..
October
November,i .^Dei embi r . ^^Total..^'Kstimated.
1ISM
MM
!4.1si
4.nt
12.572^! 2.5X3^! 2.274^1MI^2.366^i.M4^MM
4.5124,360
IKM Dec
uni.....
MM
5.256
1MI
2,996
2.434
MM
2.7652.7'.:^.^3.KS7
MM
1.400
127.^16 V.
Inc.Ill
71,:,
l.oto
|,Mt'
411
60
I79^397
I0.1M14,981 .
12640
MM
TotalMjMMN
(iomoloDe Quesada writes that If a |^million dollars can be secured in the next |^60 days three months thereafter the ear j^will be ended in Cuba's favor. Comman^^der-in-Chief Gomes Is In straightened j^circumstances, and this may put a dam^^per on the active movements contempla^^ted this winter. But QnaaMkt believes the^friends of Cuba will come to the rescue in^a liberal manner, us lin y have done keto^tnfore. Less than MMtAN has been sent^tha army in three months, the report ,^says, and the treasury Is entirely^emptied.
LUCK OF ROARING CAMP.
FirstPublication of a sketch W hieh Mads
Hi.i llnrte PUUMUSi^From the Atlantic Monthly.
InJuly. D6S, when the Overland^Monthly was founded. Hret llarte be^^came its editor. Kounsevelle Wlldman,^the editor of the Overland Monthly,^new series, has recently written:^^When Anton Human mude up his^mind to establish a monthly magazine^n connection with his publishing and^book-selling business he did so with^the advice of Noah Hruoks. Charles^Warren Stoddard. H. II. Redding, W.^C Ha it let t and others, for most at^whom he had already published books.^When the question of u suitable editor^arose, Stoddard recommended Hret^llarte, then an almost unknown writer^on the QoMtM Bra, at that time a pop^^ular weekly. Hret Harte aiptsd
withsome misgivings as to financial^matters, but was reasurred when Ro^^man showed him pledges of support^by advertising patronage up to $900 a^MMkth. which he had secured in ad^^vance.
Inthe August number of that maga^^zine appeared ^The Luck of Roaring^Camp.^ If Mr. llarte had been In doubt^as to his vocation b-fore. that doubt^was now dispelled forever. Ne\er was^a more emphatic or utniuestlonahlo lit^^lerary success. That success began in^the couponing room, when a female^compositor revolted at the unaccus^^tomed i ombinatlon of mental force,^virility and originality. No doubt it^was all very sudden and unexpected:^It shook the editorial and composing^rooms and the business office, and a^limited number of worthy people who^hnd seen ^The Luck^ in manuscript, ns^they had never been shaken by the^notorious California earthquake. The^climax was precipitated when the Just^^ly Indignant editor, whose motives, lit^^erary Judgment and good taste had^bean impeached, declared that ^Tha^Luck of Roaring Camp^ shouid appear^in the very next number of the Over^^land .Monthly, or he would resign the
office,wisdom finally prevallsd; the^1.1'ticle appeared, the Overlarid's suc^^cess w as assured and its editor was fa^^mous.
o
Knewthe Value of a MMfMMtli
Fromthe Courier-Journal.
TheTails News tells of a queer char^^acter, who for a number of ycrus has^been an initiate of the Hourbo i county^Infirmary: she la 75 years aid,, is now-^living with h r seventh husband, and^has changed bar religion Ave times. As
thawidow of her sixth husband she
wasentitled to a pension, and applica^^tion for ihe bounty was quickly fol-
lOt ell by I |. quest tttf 11 pel'llllt to UUM
untoherself husband No. 7, who is^blind. Iteing advised that tha marriage^would invalidate her pension claim, she^was told to choose between a pension^und a husband. She meditated a mo^^no nt. and replied: ^I don't know the
valueof a pension, but 1 do know a^husband s value, tilmme the husband.
TotalIs.
librarythan in the reference depart^^ment, where patron* are supposed to^enti r for Information for practical pur^^poses.
The registration which gives the
numberof persons using this depart-
pientfor the past years Is as follows^[MM IMM In.
r ns4
January...F. bruary .^M itch....
April
May
June
July
August....September.
hadnever sought an^[nation in their favor.
in\idmus disc rim- ^ Ictober
Ittl,
Met
:m
lwt
MM
1S9I
Forti n vears the
Mil1.1*1
L'.6:r.
MMMM^MM
railwaybuilder hue
traveleda steadily descending road of^activity, Irani It,Ml dow 11 to MM^miles and at last ha may r el MIS ti al^the bettotn has bSBU reached. The bot^^tom will not drop out. Tie re is room
andtherewM be nead for great Mew is^of railway lines- by whatso. \. r Motors^they may bsMsratsd and with tha ra-^turn M normal ffnini ial conditions, the^annual raeard of construct ton win 1. -^jrln to show an upwsid tsndency.^The nsnatrai Msg nork of last pant
waswell distributed ,,v,.,. .i,,. . outilrv.^M of the 49 stat.-s and territories hav^^ing a share, although in some state it^was excessively small. Kansas, for^instance, showed oi ly H fra( tlon over a^mile, this being Oi entire length in
thatstate of a road what, was built^MM the state line into the In.I ..t,^territory. The largest mileage was Is i^In California, im MUM on Sight lite -
A (UTHNCS SCRAPE.
JohnMsaassai ^ Usui CuanWi MsaMMf
ll.inel,d '. ^ 1111 tcii'iniiiiHiici..
Therewas a bloodv New Year's cut-
ttngs. rap* m the Matte brewery abani
joil.ck ties morning. John I^evers.^who raw ntly came hue from Colorado.
nr..aii altercation with an nc-^quslntance whose name he said ha^...itl.i n, t -ixe hut who said he could^Identify If he saw again. The man al^^ia. I.. .1 !v\. in with a Jack-knife which^bad .1 i..I1, i lade. He Inflicted live^^ ii's. two in ihe arms, two In the right
1 .^! .1 one in the left leg. Dtvara
Il.d like stuck pig lie was tak-n to^tie ;.,.|i, ,. station when- Jall. r Frank^\nd t:. ti bmi,| tin his wounds. Mr^Mm t'.union then urrived and took him^^o hi- . tk Devers' Injuries are not^thought to be serious, hut In' has been^much we:.kited by loss of blood.
MMsl amp ml
fromHardware.
Whenlatins have not been used for^a we.-k or more, the oil should be^poured out. or the stab- oil will ^ause
11iinpiraasal Nseh when next it is
lighted.
1.1(41I.2S6^7!si
653Ml!^509^so
1.11711.167
1.44:!
1.V.'ll^1.7:12^1.19
I.MJ776'^670^7941
s:ul.JM^1.717
I.Ml'LStlO1^11.134 14.PIS .;
459
1;M^146^397^245
113150^MJ
.!'!
43
Md
41
7s|
1....1 in. v Warn*! CMrlsali
Fromthe Huston Kvening Record.
Awell-known WorceatOT clergyman^t. '.Is a good story at his own expense.^In his younger days he was tramping^through the Wliite mountains with a^companion, who was also a clergyman,^fqie day they Mounted the driver's seat^nt' a stage coach. The driver was an^Interesting character, loaded with good^stories. Tile three speedily became^friendly, and it was with reluctance^that they parted at the end oi the jour^^ney. ^I'm glad ter hev met yer. fel^^lers,^ said the driver, In farewell. ^Yer^see, I heven't seen a. man this summer,^cxicptln' ministers.
fhravas*!(.riiiiiiimtiriil *llp.
FromHie St. Louis Republic.
Thefact that President Cleveland uses^the word ^Is^ in reference to the United^States In his SMSMSgS is taken in some^(I 'urters as tinnl proof that the MUgUtSr
f.un of the rarb is the aarraat form, but^isn't it asesaaary, before sccepttag this
concbislcn,to settle th^ question of which^is the Is tier authority^Cleveland or the
cinmiluUaat
Nmeniher
IVceml^er..
Total...
Kstiniated.
vieicoitmi n ManslnMh MamadU
TTashtnglvnDae. H Senator \Voi-^rotl oi Paha ado, chairman of the spe-^. i 1! senate commit tee to arrange for n^bitnetsllic conforanca of the nations of
theworld, is going abroad to confer^! with I'liropeiin hlmetallists on the stib-^| J. et. The purposes of his visit are^known and approved by President-elect^M. l^ nley, and his trio is made at the^, reqnesi of his asset dates on the sena-^| tortal committee.
Mw|Maes Man m MaadU
Havana,rh'c 31.^Qan, Ruts Rivera,^w Ii. ^UOCSedUd Antonio Maceo at the
!head of the patriot forces in the rirov-^M ' of PhM^ del Rio, is wound, d. ac^^cording to advices received from Arte-^citsa. It was stated here this MSnlllg
jthat Oansral Rivera subseqin ntlv dMd^of his wounds. Tt is further stated that^1:1 adaer Balvsdor Rios. vim was^v 1 und d In an eiigagemttit at Prraljo.
jdkd some time later.
Pi. i'^.itit sea voyage^No.^1 rstcksd tiMI ! ^-New York World.
Manymerchants are well aware that^their customers are their best frier.is^and take pleasure in supplying them^with the best goods obtainable. As an^instance, we mention 1'erry ^ Cameron,^prominent druggists of Flushing. Mhh.
Theysay: ^We ha\e no hesitation in
recommending('liHinlierli.111 s Cough^Remedy to our customers, as it is the^host couch medicine we have . v. r sold,^and always gives satisfaction.^ For^sale at 25 and 50 cents per bottle by^d I llggrTif.
hd
Where Thsrkei av Wrote ^Vanity Fair.
Thackeeaygaxi removed to No. 13
iYoung street. Kensington ireehiistened
jcow No. 16) His family came over^from 1'aris 10 ha^p house for him. His^Hoston friend. James T. Fields, has^fives an amusing Seconal of his first.^\ isii to it. when Thackeray playfully
bId MM IU 1;.. now 11 on his kites. M^. ... ^^,i_.. trrttten there. My
(listglimpse of thestructitt ^ was before^, .... ... .Hkll.g poss. sston and
wben that famous book w as still in . -i -^bryo. ^^n turning to the left, coming^from a walk along the parks, out of^Iliirh street. Into Young street, and^suddenly catching sight of the two^bulging half-towers Which dank the^1 ntral doorway, he thought the house^l.ad the air of a feudal caatks and tx-^1 1 .iimed: I II have a flagstaff put over^the coping of the wall, gad I'll hoist a
standardup when I'm at home!^
FromThick, '.-ay's Homes and^Haunts, by Vy+e Clowe. A. U. A., ill^tlie Jhmmry s.-elbrer's.
o
ItIs possible for a drinking man to^take eye-openers enough to put him to^si. ^ i. - N n Orleans Picayune.
BpeclalCorrespondence of the Standard
Helena,Dec. 31.^TLj state must he^prepared for any and all kinds of hills^during the coming session of the leg^^islature. Some of the measures pro^^posed are of a radical nature, but that^they will become laws is at least very^doubtful. Conservatism, it is thought,^will prevail at least in the Benate. Hills^are said to he in course of prepara^^tion regaidtng railroad freight rules^and passenger fares: taxing the protits^of mining companies two per cent;^making it a imsdeanieannr for rail^^road, mining and other companies to^withheld one dollar a month, or any^other sum, from an employe's wa ;^ s^for hospital purposes; holding the em^^ployer liable for Injuries sustained by^an empli ye through the negligence of^a co-employe. Possibly un eight-hour^bill will lie Introduced. Some legisla^^tion has been proposed in relation to^Insurance companies, und there has^been talk of abolishing the state mili^^tia. The hook question Is discussed to^some extent, but only in a general way.^In the same manner the question of^reduction of state and county expenses^Is tallied of, but there does not so. m to^be uny tangible plan suggested. All^the members arriving In town are com^^mitted to economy, but It remains to^lie seen how the plan will be carried^out. Senator Chandler ^f Fergus coun^^ty is expected every day, and he bus^given It out Unit lie has a brand-new^anti-gatnlillng hill in his pocket, war-^ranl.-d to stand before all the supreme^courts of the land.
Thisweek Is witnessing in Helena a^rapid lillltig up of the hotels and lodg^^ing houses, preparatory to the begin^^ning of the Fifth legislative assembly,^While n fair proportion of the arrival!^consist of tin mboi s-elect, by far tlie^gn ater number to he found around the^hotels who lire interested In the coming^Session are candidates for appoint^^ment In one house or the other. While
Helenais furnishing her full quota of
applicants,all of the place seekers are^not by any means residents of the city.^Men, and women, too, from almost^every section are looking for positions,^and tlie result is that the time of ur-^livlng members is largely occupied^with listening to the presentation of^the claims of those who asplie to be^clerks, doorkeepers or anything to^which a salary Is attached.
Thecontest that is SSCltlng the most^Interest, and which may develop into^a bitter fight, is that for the speaker^^ship of the house. For the place there^are three avowed candidates. S. W.^Langhorns of Lewis and Clarke, J. M.^Kermedy of Deer Lodge and QsorgS W.^Staton of Cascade. Stanton, Up to^date, is net considered to have any fol^^lowing of consequence, the maximum^of his support being placed at live^votes. But so doss M the contest be^^tween anghorne and Kennedy that It^is said If Stanton can control his the^votes. It will menu that he will dictate^who the n.xt speaker Will be, thou :li^he may not get the plum himself, tin^the other hend, It is said that Stanton^will have his live votes only on the Bnt^ballot, and after that they will go^where they plouso. and that Langlioiue^and Kennedy, with Stanton out of the^way, will split his vote botwetn them.
litthep ast three weeks there have^been several changes In the support^of the Levis and Clarke man, und^thane have inured to the benefit of Mr,^Kennedy. It was conceded in the be^^ginning that Langholm- would get six^out of the seven votes from his own^deisgutton. Now he is only given three,^and it is said this may be reduced to^two when the show down eomaa Tha^change is due not to tiny fault ^f Lar.g-^horne, but because of the pe. iiliar tac^^tics employed by his friends to get
himvotes. While these methods may^ha\e Inured to his bsnefll on the out^^side, they hatri ti^t helped him In his^own county, in order to vet him ad^the east side votes, (he charge has been
madethat if Kennsdy is elected speak^^er he will so organize the commit tecs^^!^ to shut the outside and especially
Iheslock and fanning counties out al^^together, and thai any legislation in^which Helena is interestedwill not hav^a 1 hanre to get out of committee, f* It e^members of the Levels and Clarke dete^^ntion who believe It is n suicidal pol^^icy, both from a party standpoint and^from a business one as well, and Who^Vnmv Kennedy, have jumped out of the^traces and have announced that so fur^as thny are concerned tiny do not In^^tend to allow the west side and MM^side questions to cut any Ice In the^contest, and to show they lire not In^^fluenced by any prejudice of the kind,^are going to support a west side can^^didate. The ttatemeat is also made
thatIf Kennedy is made speaker all^the minor offices w ill go outside the^city, and that the chairmanships will
inot lull to onstsiders on the otht r
jhand, friends of Kennedy say 1 he sur^^est w ay to throw the minor offiosl out-
,side Is to elect a Helena man speaker^It Is also charged that Lunghorne has
Ipromised all important committee^chairmanship* la east side men who
haveagreed to stand by him. This Ms^friends deny, aliening thai he has made^no promises ol any kind. At any rate,^the light Is a close one. and before it^is over It may ^^ t so interesting thai^ii dark horse, possibly C. orge I.. Ram^^sey of Bozcman, may get away with^the prize.
Whetherthe democrats nnd populists
1of the house will cam US Together. Is as^yet an op. 11 question. If they do it^will throw the calculations of the (dace
seekers out of joint. l.anglioi tie s^friends are credited with being in a
,deal with the populists, looking to joint^action, by which. If tie populists vote^for the speaker, his friends will vote fur^populists for all the other otli. es. (hi^the other hand, it Is said the populists^w ill saly ask for the otlh e of sergeant-^at-art'.s of the house If they are When^In. You pnyl your Monsy am! you^takes your choice of thi-se rumors.
Forchief dark of the house there ITS^two leading candidates. David Maiks^of Lewis and Clarke and A. C Logan^d Sweet C-a-is. Ma'ks ic conceded to^Mi away In the lead, and is said ta^have the support of each of the candi^^dates for speaker. A strone flitht is^being UUMSi on him. however, in his^own county, by the friends 1 f the^IMWM and Clarke can ltdate for speak^^er, on the ground th.-.t the strength of^Marks Is a serious menace to the^chances of their candidate.
Forsergennt-at-arms there are three^bailing candidates. Sam Alexand.r of^Lewis ar.d Clarke Al Hamilton of Te-^ton and QaSSnja Hall. Alexander and
iHall are straighmut democratic^candidates, whtts it has not been^decided whether Hamilton will MUM^.nit as a populist or a democrat, as he^has been affiliating with both partu s
Ifor setre tltm . Alexander has a ^.' I^following, but the fact that two stronc
IlatidiJates from his county are in the
racefor other offices is looked upon as^belrg v. ry likely to dci'eul him, especi^^ally should one of them be success^^ful.
Fordoorkeeper the two Lading can^^didates are J. A. Harris of Jefferson an^1 Id party wnrtti r. and Colonel Andrew^1 ..si v ot Lewis and Clarke, who Is one^of the old school democrats, always^voting the party ticks! with his eyes^.-nut. Bath are printers, and each has^Wrong friends who are doing^ all pos^^sible to advance the interest of their^favorite.
Forthe minor position in the house,^including assistant to the chief clerk,^and to others, as well as committe^^. 1st I ships, the list of candidates would^make a great big convention. They^came from all over the state, and It la^safe to say that there are now in the^lapital twice as many applicants for^minor positions In the house as there^are members. It is proposed to hold a^caucus Saturday night and then the^agony will lie over.
Hutlittle is heard of the organiza^^tion of the senate. It is a small body,^and the additional fuct that the popu^^lists hold the balance of power, and it^is not known how they will throw it,^makes candidates a little chary of go^^ing Into It. For secretary there are^three naadMatss William Muth ami
W.M. l.iggs of Helena, both oM-tinM^democrats, and C. I'. French of Silver^I low, a silv er republican.
ThereIs no Intimation us to how the^populist senators will go on the organ^^isation, nor what they will demand in^MM thny go with either party. There^are contests In the senute from (iranlte,^Ravalli and Teton counties. So far as
tliepolitical complexion of tha body is
conceit,,d. the result vv ill make no dif^^ference. In tiranlte county there are^two republican contestants, Dingwall
andSligli. In Ravalli county Cue con^^testants are t). C. Cooper, republican,^and Rickman, democrat. In T.ton^county 0. ^^. Cooper is the republican^and D. A. O. Flowerree the democrat.^All of the contests hinge on the ques^^tion us to the length of the terms of^the senators elected two years ago. and^the decision of one will carry them^all.
ITS POLITICAL MAKE-UP.
Alto the Canada M MM Member* of the^Ni'V I . 1:1-1.. tiii-^In the Montana legislature the lliem-
bamutaof I he house includes 41 tkana
i1.us. Pi populist! an.I I 1. publicans. The^senate will consist of 2 populists, 11 re-^pUhilonai and '.^ democrats. The members^of the house ate:^AimthMMi Thomas ('.. asm
BarttStt.tieorge 1''.. pop...
bourne,Qnavge B*. rep.
brown,J. T.i ilem
Brutfy,Qeargs a., dim
Buckley,Msrtla, dam ...^Butlsr, S. II.. Asm
ilem.
deiuLewis
leni
i'sldwell, W.. dsM.^i Campbell, Albert J
1i 'arrotl, B. it. Ssm
.Clark, \V. A., dem
Ii lem. Israel, pap
iCochran. W. II.. dem.^I'. e. Martin, dem
Edufarda,J. c. pap
l.lliot..Martin J . pop..
Evansiw. J., pop
OUna, Thomas, dem...
iOrsenttsM, c. t
1Hart, Janus J..
Hepnsr,M. S.. dem...^^ Hewett, ML U. i^op...
Rill,Robert, dsM
!Ham bar, it. O., dem.
Kelly.J. N.. rep
!Kelly, w. M., dem .^I Kennedy, J. M.. dem
Kemudy w. J.. rap^Isaghomi s. w^1 Leshsy, M. l^.. dem...^; Lindsay. William, rep.
Lewis. It. X.. r^p
:l.o. b. Albert l^ dem..,^Laagataffi Frank dSM
iM,ileum, J. 11.. dem
JMet !abs, J P.. dem
IMclatlre, H. w.. rrp...^McMshoa, Patrick, pop^McNally. J. IC. dem....^! Mcllcii. I). B., pop
jMorgani i- J-. di m
IMorion. Anthony, pep. ^^MulVlUe, Sam. pop
K wton, ^ '^ W.i dsM.,
|I i i 'ontinr, D. P.. di m..
O'MaUey,Oesrgs, asm.^i ra ei.s. lasses, daM
Ii rirsk y. W lllbim. dem...
riaaeWbawta, asm...
Perrta,C. M., dem
Phillips,H. I)., rep
Power.J. B., rep
.RaMasy, Q. I.. dem
,Hsaford, b. J.. pap
jghlSelbin. William, pop...
Shovlhi,Dm dem
Stanton,(i. II.. di m
Stephens,W. J.. dem
Btork,^'. f.i |s^i^
nulllvan,Bugem . dsi I
ITaylor. Thomas L.. daM.
iW .msl. y. J. B., dem
IWarren. O, V.. dem
IW'atklm, I'. W., pop
Whlnlilc.C. A.. lKip
IWhtts, Hubert, pop
Whiteside. Krcl. dim
YellowstoneSilver How^Choti a ii
Custer
Park
....Jefferson
....risthsad
fJullutlii
Park
Cascade
Madison
(Jr.mile
Besnrhsail
.SilverHow
....Flathead
SilverHOW
SilverHow^Urunlb.
Otarfcs
Cat san
.Lewis ,vi cinrfca
JaBsraaa
Mlsssutf
Deer Lodge
Sweet Oram
Deer Lodge
DaM badge
Ravalli
dem..Lew Is A: Clarke^Silver Ito.v
Uawnau
Valley
..LewisK Clarek
MJuMuda
Deer Lodge
Lewis.V Clarke
i uster
Silver How
Sliver Row
Heuveibe.id
Haltntin
Uaaonde
Silver I'ow
Silver How
Silver How
Cascado
.LewisClarke
Madison
.Lewis^ Clarke^Fergus
Chateau
Missoula
(Jails tin
Meagher
Silver How
....DeerLodue
Cascado
Missoula
Cascade
(silver How
Madison
Teton
Deer Lodge
Fergus
Meagher
Jefferson
Flathead
Kavalll
Woods,B. D., dim
8F.N AT K JiEMUERS.
Narrla,Bdwtn, demBaavarhaad
PCAVlar,Charles C. demCarlion
Brasnan,T, w.. popcascade
power.J. w.. repChateau
McKay.J. I! . repCuster
AuM,J. C.. repDawson
Fggleston,c. H^ demDeer badge
Chandler,K. P., repFergus
Rsatsdsil,w. K.. poprtathsad
Hoffmaa,C. w.. dantOaMnttn
DiagsrsilDuncan, reptiranite
orJ. M. Slluh. rep.
li'e.n.(^,. V.. repJeflersou
Rlddell,W. C, damLewis ^ CkWks
Mltael,Al.-.-:.. repMadison
Watt.ti. W.. popMeagher
Bmiid. W. II.. repMiss.ml.,
Campbell,W. M-, di mPark
Kbkm.in. M. L, demKuvalli
orO. C. Cooper, rep
Usannrd,C R. repSilver How
Hannah,W. J.. demSweet ^;r.iis
Cooper.(1. 11.. repTeton
orW. K Flowerree. dem.
Kurd,Charles, demVuMey
orii democrat^Babom k. A I... repYellowstone
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