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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1899.
TWELVE PAGES.
"The Honor of the State."
"'ERY well wisher of the state
must deeply deplore the scan
dal connected with the election
of W. A. Clark to the senate of the
United States. That it casts a serious
reflection upon Montana's good name
is undeniable. Official corruption, and
especially when it involves a consider
able number of persons elected to hon
orable and responsible positions of
trust, is a very different thing in ;ts
bearing upon the reputation of a state
frorh cases of wrong-doing by private
individuals. It is taken for granted
that every community will make some
thing of an effort to elect its best men
to office, and when a scandal attaches
to many members of a state legilsla
ture, almost of necessity it affects the
public estimate of the people who
elected them.
There is just one way in which, un
der such circumstances, a state 'an
either restore or erecerve its good
name. That is by exposing and in
some proper way punishing those
guilty of official malfeasance. It cer
tainly cannot be done by covering up
or condoning the crime and allowing
the guilty beneficiary to enjoy the
fruits of it. Neither can it he accom
plished by dealing with it in a par
tisan spirit and endeavoring to turn it
to the advantage of the party ,u: 'f
power.
The party in control (cn only, in fair
ness, be held respon:sibtle. w, w for
the sake of holding lt. poe CI, it at
tempts to obstruct the coirse :f jus
* tice and screen the guilty. There is
no pretense of any such desire in the
present case except on the part of the
very small faction that is intimately
connected with the alleged bribe giver.
On the contrary, the only complaint on
this line is that an overwhelming ma
jority of the democratic party insist
upon probing the matter to the bot
tom, and not allowing a man to wear
a senatorial toga which they believe
he acquired by the corrupt and crim
inal us- of money.
If it is true, as claimed by the Mc
Kinley press, that there can be no
remedy save in turning the democratic
party out of power and giving the
reins to the republicans, then, indeed,
Is the case hopeless, and such a plea
tends to place an indelible stain upon
the good name of the state. It is
equivalent to declaring that a very
large majority of the people are either
shamefully lacking in moral sensibili
ty or sadly deficient In point of intelli
gence. But the very persons thus Im
pugned are intensely anxious to out
an end to such po2ltlcal methods, which,
as before stated, can only be dune by
exposing the perpetrators and br..lg
lng Ohem to the bar of justice.
Incidentally, it may be remarked
that if the +,-ltublican members of the
last legislature are fair samples ,f
what we might look for In a repub
lican majority, it is not easy to see
how a chtange from democracy to re
publicanism nwould work out the polit
ical or moral regeneration of the state.
The fact is noto lous that three
fourths of them voted for the man
who is charged with bribery, and did
it under circumstances tinged w:th the
deepest suspicion. They not only votedr
for a man of the opposite party, but
some of them did it in defiance of :ol
emn pledges to their own nominating
converntls. They were guilty both ,f
party infidelity and of v!olating direct
and solemn pledges.
It should be noted further, that
these republicans not only cast their
votes for Mr. Clark, but made tl-wm
selves decisive factors in his election.
Clark had gone the full length of his
string, in securing democratic votes.
and without the support of seve:ral re
oublicans his election would have been
impossible. He got them, and the sus
picious character of their action, to
say nothing of the evidence against
some of them, was distinctly recog
nized by the supreme court in its re
cent decision disbarring Wellcome, and
it is scarcely necessary to suggest that
two out of three of the judges are
themselves republicans.
The situation is simply this: Mr.
Clark is charged specifically and di
rectly with securing his election by
bribery. IHe and his friends deny the
charge, and make the counter charge
of "conspiracy" to defeat his election.
But strangely enough, those who make
the charge of conspiracy have, in every
possible way, avoided investigation,
and sought to hdsh the matter up, out
of a pretended regard for the "honor
of the state." Zounds!. Who ever
heard of such a course being pursued
by hoInest men before?
Mr. Clark, in so many words, de
clares that there is a vile conspiracy
to charge him with bribery. "Conspir
acy" to falsely accuse another of crime
is a worse crime than the one charged.
It is a felony of high degree.. And yet
Mr. Clark and his coadjutors are per
fectly willing to virtually "compound
the felony" if he may only be permit
ted to hold his seat in the United
States Senate. We may be sure that
a man who is willing and anxious to
compound a heinous felony will not
hesitate to buy votes in order to reach
,the goal of his political ambition.
Mr. Clark's friends and newspapers
claim that a public man cannot afford
to notice every charge that is made
against him. That is true; but it is
equally true that there are some
charges which every consideration, both
of duty and self-respect, should
prompt him to meet and repel. Bribery
by a senator in securing his election,
and conspiracy falsely to charge brib
ery are both crimes that deeply con
cern the whole people. Those who
charge the bribery are seeking every
opportunity to prove it, as it is their
duty .to do. Mr. Clark equally owes to
the public the solemn c:uty of exposing
the conspiracy if he knows of one. In
stead of doing so, he shrinks under
cover in every judicial investigation,.
and refuses to answer almost every
question that has the slightest' ten
dency to show what he actually did
for the purpose of securing votes. giv
ing as the stereotyped reason that it
has "nothing to do with the case."
Every circumstance connected with
the election of Mr. Clark is dark with
auspicion, and his own actions since
have deepened the darkness into the
blackness of midnight. Possibly Mr.
Clark can explain away all of these
circumstances, and also completely re
fute the direct evidence of bribery. If
so, he is almost criminal in not hav
ing done it sooner. The general public
will curiously note the character of his
defense before the senate committee.
If he makes a good one, the people of
Montane. will find themselves wonder
ing why he permitted his fides acates,
John B. 'Wellcome, ti he sacrificed
without offering a word in his de
fense.
Rumor has it that his defense will be
ignnrance of any bribery; that if it
was done, it was without his knowl
edge. But if such a defense is at
tempted-which would be a very ques
tionable one at the best-what will be
come of the conspiracy plea with which
he has bceen flooding the newspapers?
Itow will a defense based upon the idea
that he was ignorant of his agsnts'
acts tally with his oft-repeated charge
that the whole thing is simply a con
spi icy on the part of the "Daly
gang" ?
W\e don'i know what the senate will
do. 'We Fu' l:know what it ought to do.
It should nual:e Mr. Clark prove the
conspiracy Cr lose his seat. In the
meantime, we rejoice to know that a
supreme court that has no connection
with any party faction, in which both
political parties are represented, has
already taken a step that goes far to
ward redeeming the honor of the state.
The people will do the rest.
Mistress and Maid.
I T looks as if the servant girl prob
lem must be classed among those
that defy solution. Divers essays
have been written upon it and divers
organizations formed in divers parts
of the country to lasso it and bring it
under subjection, but all to no avail.
It is the bane of many a woman's life.
It is responsible for discords in in
numerable households, it is directly or
indirectly provocative of divorce, mur
der and suicide, it is a foe to progress
and an obstacle to civilization.
Occasionally a new idea Is evolved
which seems to open an avenue of so
lution, but presently it is found to be
as deceptive as any. In Boston a
school for the instruction of servants In
cooking, after running a year, trans
formed itself into a school for mis
tresses. It was argued that the women
chose houses run with the least fric
tion are those who know how to do
their own work-that cuch know how to
direct a servant minti tely and accu
rately, and, taking itno account the
amount of backache ar:d armache in
volved in loing gencral housewo'rk for
even a .mall family. are rac;..able in
their d rmands upon their dotncstics.
Then there is in New IY rk a House
hold P n ic e unlt sooniati n, the melm
bers of w\..h, if one may judge from
an account in tilhe Brooklyn Eagle, are
accustomed t, meet for the purpose of
telling their tr-,ub!,s and airing their
grievances to o:ne another. The asso
elation, it so me, has found a lack of
moral responsibility on the purt of the
mwlds, which it sees no way to supply.
W'hen it places a girl on trial in a
place for a month she frequently quits
at the end of a week, leaving mistress
and assoclation both helpless. One
mem:,or suggested that no more places
be found for such girls, but in a season
when three householders are looking
for every servant to be found that
remedy is inadequate. The members
admit that if the association cannot
really help both mistress and maid to
work together more smoothly than they
do it might as well disband.
At one time, it seems, the associa
tion was threatened with disruption by
the difficulty of getting honest refer
ences for the servants for whom it un
dertook to find employment. Now it
has reached a point where it dispenses
with references altogether. Some bright
servant girls have suggested that mis
tresses should bring references as to
the'r good temper and reasonableness.
Unquestionably when women under
stand that domestic service is a busi
ness relation and that girls have just
as much right to ascertain whether the
house is reasonable in its requirements
as the mistress has to find whether
her maid can cook, and much more
than she has to pry into the girl's per
sonal affairs, there will be less friction
in kitchens.
The fundamental trouble, of course,
lies in the fact that the demand is al
ways in excess of the supply. If a girl
is "fired," she is reasonably sure of
getting another and perhaps an easier
job the very next day, or as soon as
she wants it. But a maid who is well
treated is not so liable to throw up her
"situation" as one to whom no con
sideration is shown. That's as near as
the servant girl problem has ever been,
or ever will be, solved.
H.OSE who have followed the tes
timony in the Molineux case
printed in the New York papers
must have had their faith in hand
writing experts severely dislocated. To
make out a case the prosecution is com
pelled to establish the fact that Moll
neux did write the address on the pack
age containing the poison. The state
has hung its hopes of a conviction
upon the evidence of handwriting ex
perts. One of them swore positively
that Molineux wrote the address; but
on Cross-examination it developed this
witness had 'made similar positive
oaths in other cases, and afterward
confessed that he had erred, and then
the admission was wrung from him
that he might be mistaken in this in
stance. Following this witness came
another, who swore that the first could
not be positive, since his methods were
wholly wrong. This sort of testimony,
employed by the state for the purpose
of fixing the crime upon the accused,
amounts to nothing. There are in
stances where the circumstantial evi
dence may be strong enough to fix the
responsibility and justify a conviction,
and there are cases where the testi
mony of experts may so corroborate
circumstantial evidence as to give the
testimony the character of direct evi
dence. But in such cases it is essential
that the witnesses know positively that
to which they testify. Something is
wrong with the whole fabric of expert
testimony.
The end-of-the-century controversy
is exhibiting all the staying qualities
of the poor.
As Tennyson once remarked, the old
year's going, let her go, Gallagher.
The Transvaal war seems to he tak
ing a holiday vacation.
The Foraker-Kohlsaat controversy
seems to have established this fact:
That the gold plank In the republican
platform was prepared in Mr. Hanna's
room four days before the convention
met, and that the convention itself
had nothing whatever to do about it.
It is said that 90 per cent of the rep
resentatives wear silk tiles, whereas
former congressmen app-ared in slouch
hats or any old kind of headgear. The
ii tuence of the tile on the talking ca
pacity of the house will be watched
with eager interest.
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The old year may not be going any
faster than Agutnaldo.
General Kitchener is said to be death
on war corespondents, but whether he
is death on Boers remains to be proved.
At latest accounts General Buller
had not yet Funstoned the Tugela
river.
Colonel Baden-Powell's extraordi
nary statement that the American gov
ernment has warned others of its in
tention to side with England should
any of them interfere in the Transvaal
war may possibly signify that Baden
Powell is on the inside of some other
things besides Mafeking.
The Helena doctors seem to have
agreed to read the Butte doctors a
number of lectures on the folly of dis
agreeing in time of smallpox.
You will look in vain for any indi
cations of an intention on the part of
either Kruger or Chamberlain to throw
up the sponge.
It looks as if the .twentieth century
controversy was as hard to get rid of
as a smallpox epidemic.
The juxtaposition of Sunday and
Christmas and of Sunday and New
Year's gives people four days off out
of nine. The pres-nt holiday season is
taking plenty of time.
Two days more and the usual num
ber of men will make thvir regular an
nual bluff at swearing ofi.
The Bradstreet agency is endeavoring
to bid 1899 good-bye in a perfect blaze
of "jollies."
As a fire-eater Jesse Roote has yet to
eclipse the career of Jesse James.
For all that Foraker pulled true in
the Ohio campaign, he finds the ad
ministration and its organs still equip
ped with hammers.
General Joubcrt, It has been discov
ered, fought In the civil war as a col
onel under Stonewall Jackson. Joubert
is no military spring chicken.
Lord Roberts will remain the head of
the Britlsh army until the Boers put
another head on it.
e* rretnt Comment
Slgnifloance In the Tree.
From the Philadelphia Times.
At a time when children try to be so
good it wtq a splendid thought to choose
pine and cedar for the Christmas tree, in
stead of the more suggestive birch.
Rough Rider. in Month Atrica.
From the Philadelphia Ledger.
Britain's new corps of Rough Riders
will have no pir.ic in South Africa.
Rough rirng is the Boors' specialty.
oew, Tt Is in Philadelphia.
From the Philadelphia North American.
While eleation laws framed in the in
terest of the machine render it possible
for the madhine to stuff ballot boxes.
ballot boxes will continue to be stuffed by
the maohlile.
A Way to Make 'ube Pay.
From the BSt Louis Globe-Democrat.
If Governor Wood shall hold to his pur
pose not to ietue any proclamations, Cuba
will be worth all it cost us.
The 9iekl- Inoralist.
From the New York Press...
The mellow moralist who believes it
wrong to tell little children that there is a
Santa Claus has again obtruded his nat
urnine visage Into the roseate Christmas
atmosphere. The fool-killer started out
I for him once, but was overtaken with vi
olent nausea. He was never a child him
self; he had a bearded intellect in baby
clothee. His bump of morality is so big
that it hurts him to wear a hat. He is so
nice that he wears ruffles on his ethics
and eats syrup on his pie.
Othee Da ye-and Nights.
From the New Orleans Picayune.
The man who has seen better days gen
erally remembers some of their jolly
nights.
Men and Women.
Josiah Quincy, the retiring mayor of
Boston, has been almost continuously In
public office for the past 10 years.
Florence Nightingale now spends all her
time in bed or on a couch, but has all
the papers read to her, in order to get
the news from the Transvaal.
Philip D. Armour says that George A.
Sheldon, a Ltake Shore station agent who
died the other day, once did him the
greatest servioe of his life. "I was for
four days a brakeman under him when
he was a conductor." said Mr. Armour,
and he told me I was too much of a fool
to ever make a good railroader."
President Adams of the University of
Wisconsln discredits the report that Pro
fessor Richard T. Ely, at the head of the
Wisconsin School of Economics, will
leave Wisconsin to join the Yale faculty.
He says Professor Ely is vis:ting the
Eastern col:eges .ho his vacation and is
studying their systems of teaching, a
privilege often given to other members of
the Wisconsin faculty.
President Loubet of France has con
ferred the Order of Chevalier of the Le
gion of Honor on Henry Peartree, presi
dent of the American chamber of com
merce of Paris, in recognition for his
active participation in the negotiations
of the Franco-American commercial
treaty, and for signal pervices rendered in
the development of the commercial re
lations between France and the United
States.
Sir Henry M. Stfnley was recently ask
ed, at the suggeticon of a well-kn,,wn
American journanl,.:, if he could find time
for a week's leot ytng in the United
States upon the topics suggested by the
war in South Africa. In his reply to
Major Pond the At:'ican explorer says
that his parliamentary duties will pre
vent his absence at this time, but that,
otherwis., he wouldl be favorably im
preea"d by the request. He is in excellent
health.
Ex-Governor George W. Peck of Wis
consin explains t"e story of his ring!ng
a fire alarm 'o get an audience by the
statement that at that time he was in
charge of a relief train to the starving
miners at Hurley, Wla. The laborers em
ployed refuewd to unload unne-s they
wbre paid in advance, and Governor Peck
rang a fire alarm and when the crowd
gathered maoe a speech suc4essfully ask
ing for recruits.
THE MONTANA SENATORIAL SCANDAL.
From the Philadelphia Pre.s.
The unanimous decision on Saturday of
the Montana supreme court to disbar At
torney John B. Wellcome of that state
for bribing member* of the legislature to
vote for William A. Clark for United
States senator, m,,t Influence the contest
that is being mado- to deprive Mr. Clark
of his seat In the senate. Mr. Wellcome
was the acknowledged agent of Mr.
Clark at the time of the bitter senatorial
contest before the Montana legislature
last winter. The claim that he bribed
members of the legislature to vote for
Clark was made at the time of the elec
tion for senator and was repeated under
oath at the time of Wel:come's trial last
month. These charges seem to have been
proved to the satisfaction of the supreme
court judges of Montana and the result
is the disbarment of Wellcome by a unan
imous vote of the bench.
The caee will now be transferred to
Washington, where a contest against
Senator Clark's right to sit In the senate
has been begun. The charge against
Senator Clark is bribery, and the sums
offered for votes and the incidents sur
rounding the efforts to secure Mr. Clark's
election by money are stated so explicitly
and are supported t, such a wealth of
evidence that strong proof on the other
side will be needed to prove that the
latest senatorial election in Montana was
free from corruption. An opportunity
was o.fered Senator Clark and his agent
and friends to prove the falsity of the
charges before the Montana supreme
court. Their failure to do this or to offer
any evidence whatever, even refusing to
go on the stand, must weigh against them
In public oplnton. It is no longer sunsp
clon of bribery that hangs over the ele
tion of Senator Clark. The highest court
of the state he helps to represent in t:ee
senate has offtclally dec:ared that it is
rati fled that there was such br!hery and
found Senator Clark's agent guilty.
What the actfln of the United Stoles
senate will he in the contest to depr-,
Mr. Clark of his seat in that body can
not be foretold. It will. however, not
lack for evidence to pustain the charge
that there was bribery. The testlmony
given before the Montana supreme court
by three men who claim that Senatol
Clark's agent gave them money for their
votes will be presented to the senate, to
gether with the actual packages of money
which they say were offered. In addition
a memorial s'fged by the governor of
Montana, by the speaker of the house
of representatives of the Montana legis
lature and by other oficials will be pre
sented accusing Senator Clark of having
obtained his seat in the senate by corrup
tion and bribery. What evidence Senator
Clark has to offer in rebuttal has not
been made known. If he follows the
same plan he adopted before the grand
jury at Helena, Mont.. and before the sco
preme court of that state, he will rema'n
silent and permit the senate to decide
with only the evidence against him be
fore it.
There have been contests in the past
Oeacerning seats in the senate on the
ground of bribery, but In only one of
them was the proof supporting the charge
so direct as in the case of Senator Clark.
That case occurred in 1871, when Alex
ander Caldwell was elected from Kansas
by the liberal use of money. There was
every possibility that he would be un
seated, but he saved himself from this
disgrace by resigning. In 1884 Senator
Payne was elected by the Ohio legisla
ture, and, while there were strong sus
plclons of bribery, the evidence was nev
er formulated as it has been in the Clark
case. Mr. Payne retained his seat dur
ing his term. The evidence in the Clark
case Is sure to prove sensational and the
investigation may rival in interest the
case of Brigham H. Roberts in the house
of representatives. If the evidence proves
Senator Clark to be guilty of bribery it
sl to be hoped the democratic senators
will unite with the republicans and expel
him from that body, although he de
scribes himself In the Congressional Rec
ord as "a consistent and active demo
crat."
Clark Br:bcry Charges.
From the St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
The sentence of the supreme court of
the state disbarring John B. Wellcome
for bribery in connection with the elec
tion of Senator Clark fixes the case with
a definiteness that cannot be ignored. In
the papers filed with the senate there is
testimony from Wellcome himself stating
that he is one of the attorneys for W.
A. Clark and that he has been his attor
ney since 1892. Hle admitted being tne
manager of Clark's campaign and one
of the disbursing agents of the candi
date. Wellcome confessed to giving peo
pe various sums of money, but claimed
It was for their legitimate expenses. The
evidence against Weilcome of bribery
must have been convincing to carry with
It a sentence of disbarment. No case that
has been investigated by the United
States senate ever approached the Clark
scandal in its comprehensive recklessness
and deoauchment of the members of a
legislative assembly. The petitioners for
an investigation offer a copy of the evi
dence "h which Attorney Wellcome has
been disbarred, and in addition thereto
the evidence before the grand jury ana
the legislative investigating committee.
It is declared that the governor and other
state officials stand ready to show and
present proofs of the offers and payments
of money.
EMPLOYES MAY INVEST.
Great Northern to lncrease Its Capital
Stock 10 Per Cent
St. Paul, Dec. 29.-Under a plan rec
ommended to the stockholders of the
Great Northern railroad by President
James J. Hill and the management, the
capital stock of the road will be In
creased 10 per cent, and the employes
given an opportunity to invest in the
iasue at par. The plan is one which has
been under conslderatlcn for some time,
and its details have just begun to be
known.
Great Northern stock is now worth
about $175 a share. By paying cash the
employes will be enabled to secure stock
worth almost double what they will
pay for it, as the increase will hardly
affect the present market value. One
provision only is made with reference
to the Issue to the employese, and this is
to the effect that only three employes
who receive a salary of $3.000 a year or
less will be eligible to purchase it on the
terms mentioned. It is the purpose of
the mana-rement to put the stock where
it de the most good and to prevent it
Itwilldo the most good and to prevent it
not need it. No individual holding can
be increased to more than $5,000. The
Interest on the investment will make
this method of stowing away saving's
more desirable to the employes than to
bank them and will pay better profit.
MEANT WHAT HE SAID,
Congressman Daly of New Jersey Says
Silver ln Dead,
New York, Dec. 29.-Wlncr the atten
tion of Congressman William D. Daly
of New Jersey was called to the in
terview with W. J. Bryan, in which
Mr. Bryan said the congressman evi
dently was milquoted when he said
"Free silver is dead." Mr. Daly became
indignant and vehemently declared
that he had not been misquotell.
"When I said free silver was dead, I
meant it," he exelaimed. "I can not
help what Mr. Bryan thinks about it.
I have always recognized him as the
leader of the democracy, the most
available candidate for the presidency,
but in so doing I cannot close my eyes
to the fact that free silver is in its
grave. With the majority of my col
leagues I voted against it, but the vote
showed conclusively that there are
many democrats who never will stand
for free silver."
Murderer Arrested.
San Francisco, Dec. 29.-Through the
efforts of Detective Fitzgerald of this
city "Nick" Hayworth, the brutal mur
derer of a watchman in Layton, Davis
county, Utah, some time ago, has at last
been apprehended. He was arrested tb
day in a jumber camp on the Wood river,
Oregon, after making a desperate resist
rnce to Sheriff Abbott, who had traveled
hundreds of miles to secure him. The
crime for which Hayworth is wanted is
the killing of a man named Mitchell, who
was employed as a watchman in a hard
ware store in Layton. He had two ac
complices. Loule Reavis and James
Stephens, who are supposed to be in this
city. Sheriff Abbott will leave for Utah
to-morrow with his prisoner. Detective
Fitzgerald, who located the accused man.
will receive $1,000 reward offered by the
state of Utah.
Bryan to the Texans.
Sasr Antonio, Texas, Dec. 29.-To 'the
largest audience that ever faced a pub
lic speaker in a hall in this city Hon.
W. J. Bryan made a speech on finance,
trusts and expansion. He stated that
the democratic platform for the coming
campaign would be the Chicago plat
form of 1896 with the addition of such
planks as recent industrial conditions
and the late war necessitated.
Unimportant Mesetins.
Washington, Dec. 29.--After the cabinet
meeting to-day several members said the
meeting had developed nothing of im
portance. Much of the time was occupied
by Secretary Wilson in discussing the ag
ricultural possibilities of Alaska.
English Warships at H-tdalens.
San Francisco, Dec. 29.-The steamer
Curacoa, from Guayamas. brings news
that the British men-of-war Pheasant,
Leader, WVarsprite and Icarus were in
Magdalena hay when she left that port,
but were all preppring to sail for Aca
pulco on Dec. 30.
Gold for Export
New York, Dec. 29.--IIeidelbach, Ickel
heimer & Co. will ship $1.600,000 gold by
to-morrow's steamer. This makes a to
tal for to-morrow so far engaged of
$2,850,000.
Died Suddenly
Eau Claire, Wis., Dec. 29.-Ex-Con
gressman Michael Griffith, head of the
state tax co1mlmislon, died suddenly
this evening in his office, of apoplexy.
Famile Relief.
Calcutta, Dec. 29.-Almost three million
persons are receiving famine relief. The
government is spending nearly two lakle
of rupees daily.
e onn ell's...
Special Offerings
For New Year's Day
To-day's the day and eonnell's is the place to
get your New Year's attire. It's easy to trade here-
the prices are marked In plain figires, the goods
I are the best, and every article is guaranteed to be
precisely as advertised.
a V
, Men's Furnishings
Men's White Brocaded Silk Muf- Men's Pure Silk Initial Handker
tiers; worth $1.00. Special ...... chiefs; 75c, 50c and ................
Soc 2cC
Men's Four-in-Hand, Teck. Impe- Men's Fancy Silk Suspenders, each
value. Special .... ................ 75C
50C Men's Silk Umbrellas, elegant as
Men's Puff Ties, in evening shades, sortment, in natural wool and sil
each tie in box. Special .......... ver mounted handles, at special..
$ .oo Cut Prices
Men's Black Silk Mufflers; regular Dent's and Adler's Kid Gloves for
$1.00 quality. Special ..... dress wear or driving, $8.00, $2.50,
5oc $1.75 and ........ ........$.00
Men's Fancy Silk Tippets; worth Men's Solid Gold and Rolled Gold
$1.00. Special .... ................ Scarf Pins, $2.00, $1.50, $1.00 and..
5oc Soc
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Smoking Jackets Men's Furnishings
Men's Smoking Jackets; worth $6.00. Men's Fancy Silk Vests, $7.50, $5.00,
Special ... ......... ........... 0 $4.50 and .... ...................
$4.00 $4.00
Men's Smoking Jakets; worth $8.00. "Special Invoice" of Monarch Fancy
Special ...... Laundered Shirts; worth $1.50. To
close .... .... ......................
$5.30 goc
Men's Smoking Jackets; worth $9.00. Men's Outing Flannel Night Robes;
Special ....................O worth 75c. To close .............
$6.oo 40C
Men's S:':oking Jackets; worth Men's All Wool Sweaters, special,
$1000. Special .. .. .......... $2.00, $1.50 and .... ....... ....
$6.63 $S.25
J t o Men's Double Reinforced Front and
Men's Smoking Jackets; worth Back Buckskin Overshirts. Spe
$12.00. Special ............... cal ...............cal......... .......... ..
$8.00oo - $.oo
Men's Smoking Jackets; worth Men's Heavy Woolen Overshirts;
$15.00. Special .... ................ worth $3.60. To close ............
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25 Per eent Off
This Week Our Immense Stock of Fine
Decorated Lamps.
GILT TABLES
- At 25 Per Cent Off This Weeki .
DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY
Davis & Weimescary Co.
20 Main Street, Butte, Montana
Do or Papering aid Paintings.
WHILE THE WERTHER IS FRVORRBLE.
We are showing a carefully selected and well assorted line of fine
WALL PAPERS for Fall trade.
CARDER BROS., Painters and Paperhangers
a1 East Quartz Street, Butte. 'Phone so4
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Addr. s DAroL nDxCIIcXN CO..P. Bo. zM.ian Fwret..., Ca. Pbr _.e..
Martin Drug Co.. Anaconda; Owl Drug Pharmacy. 34 East Broadway, Butte.

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