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Publishers and Proprietors.
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The Dying Year.
PH1I, is the last day of the year
1899. It has been a busy year
in every department of human
activity, from agriculture to war.
Crops have been abundant, stocks un
til recently have been high, railroad
traffic has been heavy, labor has been
S.n demand-on the face of things it has
b*een a year of industrial push and
commercial prosperity. These are the
.;,rat results of placing the country on
"{ trust basis. How long this trust
' prosperity can last is a question that
i hoightful men are anxiously asking.
,.;When the demand for goods slackens
anbd the trusts shut down half their
4',k;torles; then will come the pinch.
:',tMeanwhile, as if by common consent,
.all are riotously eating, drinking and
making merry regardless of what the
morrow has in store.
In literature the year has been pro
lif11 enough, but the quality hac been
below the average. The novels that
have achieved the highest degree of
success are "David Haruni" and "Rich
ard Carvel," neither a novel of the
first rank. Kipling has grountd out
some poems that border darng rousiy
on the commonplace. Markham's ' fhe
Man With the Hoe" is good only by
comparison with the quantity of
smediocre poems that have been dumped
upon an undeserving world. The year
is deficient in brilliant literary work.
But ts to second and third rate litera
ture, it beats the output of any previous
year since the world began.
Some famous men have died in 1899:
Nelson Dingley, of tariff-law fame;
John Russell Young, librarian of con
gress; A. H. Garland, ex-attorney gen
eral; Felix Faure, president of France;
Joseph Medill of the Chicago Tribune;
Professor Marsh of Yale; Stephen J.
Field, Richard J. Oglesby, Roswell P.
Flower, Emilo Castelar, Rosa Bonheur,
Augustin Daly, Richard P. Bland, Mrs.
E. D. E. N. Southworth, Bishop John
P. Newman, Robert G. Ingersoll, Mtrs.
Kate Chase Sprague, "Boss" McKane,
James B. Eustis, Cornelius Vanderbilt,
William H. Appleton, Ottmar Mergen
thajer, Lady Salisbury, Garret A. Ho
bart. General Lawton and Dwight L.
Moody; a pretty long list of men and
women whose names were household
Disasters have been frequent and
fires numerous-the insurance compa
nies suffering heavy loss. The Philip
pine war broke out in February and
has attracted a large share of public
attention in the United States eve:
since. The peace treaty between the
United States and Spain was signed
and amicable relations between the two
countries restored. The clamor against
Secrctary of War Alger waxed fast
and furious and culminated in his res
Ignation. Marconi's system of wireless
telegraphy was put to practical use.
The Columbia beat the Shamrock,
lrooklyn won the baseball pennant,
and Harvard proved to have the best
football tearr. Dewey was made the
recipient of an historic reception. The
court martial of Captain Dreyfus ex
cited intense interest, which died out
with remarkable suddenness. The
Hague peace conference met, resolved
and adjourned. Anti-trust conferences
were held in St. Louis and Chicago.
The greatest event of the years was the
breaking out of the Transvaal war,
which is destined to be known as one
of the most noteworthy wars of his
In Montana particularly 1899 has
been a cornucopia of prosperity. Thank
ful for past favors, the people of this
state are trusting to Providence for a
continuance of the same during the
year of our Lord 1900.
A Boer Champion.
F THE making of books and
pamphlets concerning the Trans
vaal war there is no end. Here
comes one Cornelius W. Van der Hoogt,
secretary of the Maryland bureau of
immigration, with a few remarks-on
which side of the question you have
only to look at his name to under
stand. The author was born in Hol
land, and all of his sympathies are
with his brethren who are waging
war with Great Britain in South Africa.
He knows and admires Oom Paul, and
heard him preach and lecture when the
sturdy old hero visited Holland in 1884
and was then a guest of his brother.
Upon that occasion, Mr. Van der Hoogt
says, Oom Paul "preached a sermon
and at the same time gave a sketch of
the struggle in which his people had
been engaged for almost a century.
His touching story, told in plain and
simple language, compelled tears from
the eyes of his audience. Inose who
were pres nt will never lose the im
pression his appearance made upon
them. They will remember him with
sympathy, admiration and respect. His
people believe his words because he is
a Christian in the noble sense of the
word, and because he lIves them and is
beloved by them."
Mr. Van der Hoogt contends that the
Boers have the real grievance against
the OutlRiaders, instead of it's being
vice verse. He denounces the British
claim of suzerainty, and takes the
ground that the South Africn republic
is, and of right should be, a free and
independent state, and that war has
been forced upon it by a powerful
and relentless foe, whose creed is that
might makes right, and who is bent
upon the conquest of weak'r nationa
wherever an opportunity may safely
offer." The pamphlet is instructive and
In an exhaustive review of the Boer a
war to date, a writer in the Baltimore (
INews observes that as to English gen- z
erals they have always, with a few
brilliant exceptions, been animated t
with the spirit of Braddock when he t
rejected the advice of Franklin and i
later of Washington as to the method 1
of conducting a campaign in the
American forests against American In- I
diana, and instead crossed the Monon- 1
gabela as though marching to parade. 1
with drums beating, fife playing and
flags flying, only to be chot down by
an invisible foe like sheep in the sham
bles. Gatacre and Methuen appear to 1
have taken Braddock as their military
model. As to Buller, he seems to have
copied General Packenham's method in
making a front assault upon a fortified
place defended by a brave f-e, nearly
every man e.f whom was a sharpshoot
er. The chief difference in the two af
fairs. i: that Packenham was killed,
while Buller survived. Courage of the
highest order the English general
usually has in plenty. Ability of the
higher order he Is usually painfully
lacking in.
One Way to Settle It.
W HAT position the two great po
litical parties will take on the
issue is still :-mewhat uncertain. The
party that pronounces in favor of Jan
Iary 1, 100, will be accused by its o0
ponents of being too previous. On the
other hand, the platform that puts the
day off until January 1, 1901. will be
declared behind the times. The times
some newspapers are having about this
matter are the times that try not only
men's souls, but their patience and
their intellects. Let us make a politi
cal issue of it and fight it out at the
polls. The majority rules in this coun
try and the establishment of the be
ginning of the 20th century by a ma
jority vote ought to be satisfactory to
every loyal American. A Chicago ald
erman the other day proposed that the
Chicago city council appoint a com
mittee to fix the date once for all. But
that would simply be another case of
the three tailors of Tooley street who
issued a proclamation beginning, "We,
the people of England." No! No Chi
cago city council committee can settle
so momentous a question for the entire
American people. Give us all a whack
at it.
S- ---.
England's Incompetent Officers.
S MONG bther things, the dispatch
ing of Roberts and Kitchener to
S take supreme command of the
British forces in South Africa, shows
England's awakening to the need of
the best skill her army possesses. Like
the American consular service, the
IBritish military service is defective.
England's best men are not put in coin
Smand. In its civil serv!ce England re
quires merit. In the mil'tary and naval
service, lineage and wealth are the rul
ing factors. Commissions In either are
for the "upper class." E.pecCal:y is it
the case in piriods of peace that the
official places in the army are absorbed
by men of blue blood. Ofticers' social
expenses are larg;r and their salaries
small. They meust have private means
as well as birth if they aspire to army
service above the ranks. Thus it hap
pens that the British army, compoed
of as brave men as are to bl found
[anywhere, are apt to be under comn
mand of men unskilled in the profes
sion of arms. Under their system we
read of the promotion of a col.n.l wno
has never served in the field to the
rank of major general. Hi's record in
the lower grade shows incompetency,
but he has title, lineage and influential
From the beginning of the Boer war,
England's lack of competent general
ship has been apparent. The British
have not fought white men in a long
time. They have marched against the
Boers as against the savages of Africa,
without scouts and with a fine con
tempt of generalship on the part of the
enemy. The reports show this, in their
tales of "surprises," of "unexpected en
counters" and strategic points occupied
which the invader thought to gain
without resistance.
T HOSE who contemplate seeing
the Paris exposition next sum
mer would better secure steam
ship passage without delay, or the
chances are they won't see it. It is
agreed that the tide of trans-Atlantic
travel is likely to be unprecedentedly
great and the available accommoda
tions will probably be unequal to the
demand. It is possible that the big
liners which have been pre-empted by
the British government for the pur
pose of conveying troops and muni
tions of war to South Africa, will by
that time have been restored to the
merchant service. It is also poas ble
that still others may have been re
quisitinerid. All of the great Brit'sh
steamship companies are under con
tract, as one of the conditions upon
which they receive subsidies, to sur
render their vessels for government use
upon demand. This will operate to the
substantial advantage of the American
and the continental lines, but it will
place the traveling public at a serious
disadvantage. The Philadelphia In
quirer predicts that private enterprise
will be active, energetic, and to a con
siderable extent successful in its ef
furts to supply the need and to pocket
the passage money wh:ch the public
will be willing and anxious to pay, but
there is a limit to the number cf
steamships not liable to be requisi
tioned which can be pressed into the
trans-Atlantic service.
WASHINGTON dispatch says
that Manley Lawton, the 12
year-old son of General Law
ton. is serving as a captain under
General Grant in the Phi'lppines. The
lad received his first appointment last
July when he was made an "honor
ary" lieutenant, and given a uniform
of that rank. He has been under fire
with his father in the expeditions
which General Lawton commanded
against the Tagalo tribes. In the bat
tle of Gapote river, which General
Lawton himself said was the hottest
fire he had ever been under, his little
son was by his side, and preserved
the same coolness as his father. A
bullet struck the san'd squarely between
his feet and threw up the dust. Cap
tain Manley looked down and ex
claimed with a twinkle in his eye:
"Papa, that was a hoptoad." The
recklessness with which General Law
ton exposed himself to danger is well
known; hut that he was just as reck
less In exposing his 12-year-old son is
surprising almost to the point of in
Missing Links.
Iron cloth is announced.
Russia has 44,000 coal miners.
Georgia has five woolen mills.
Indiana ranks second in wheat.
Wheeling has 33 stogy factories.
Canada exports butter to England.
Kansas corn crop, 36,000,000 bushels.
St. Louis is enjoying a building boom.
London painters get 17 cents per hour.
China's empress has more than 2,000
Indians will be admitted hereafter to
the University of Oklahoma.
The German army includes more than
10,000 military musicians.
In Italy bread and sugar cost about
thrice what they do in England.
During the present year the tussock
moth killed 1,024 trees on the streets and
parks of Buffalo.
Current Humor.
Sammy Snaggs (who had just heard his
father use the word "bigamist")-What
is a b:ggermist, papa?
Mr. Snaggs-A bigamist, Sammy, is a
man with two wives.
Sammy-Then is a man with three
wives a biggermist than the man with
two?-Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph.
Miss Weiloff decks In Jewels rare
In hopes that the world will talk about
While Mrs. Multimillionaire
Feels more conspicuous without them.
The Flemish poet sat him down,
As merry as a grig;
He, thought to write some verses on
The automobile "r!g;"
But pretty soon he jumied his job.
Hie found it was too b!g:
For in the Flemish it is called
The "snelpaardeloossoondeerspoorweg
-Indianapolis Journal.
('lar' 's al',ltoln.
From the Portland, Me., Press.
Senator Clark of Montana was elected
as a democrat, but he has just made a
declaration of beliefs that opposes al
most every principle and policy which the
democrats are understood to be in favor
of. Thus the democrats oppose imperial
Ism, but Senator Clark says he believes
in it. The dcmocrata profess to belleve
In a tariff for revenue only, but Clark
says he is a protectionist. The democrats
favor free ships and oppose subsidies.
Clark says he will support the Hanna
Payne subsidy bi'l. The democrats, or a
large part of them, believe in free s:lver.
but Clark says that free silver is played
Appolnted G. P. A.
Salt Lalke, Dec. 30.-George W. Heints
has been appointed general passenger
and ticket agent of the Rio Grands West
ern railroad, .ffectiive Jan. 1. Mr. Heints
has been acting general passenger agent
since the retirement of F. A. Wadleigh
several months ago.
S(Coantiied from Pace One.)
alleged, Atiela tman-Portuguese se
cret treaty*li a.weapon to attack the
monarchy,. *f*ltting that it is an evi
dence of the intsitrchy's weakness and
willitilgaes .to. iltl Portuguese colonies
to fll depleted iX ci ers of the treasury.
Thle la6 : "King Charles
probably lL, 1o0. his crown if he ac
qtliescea to, i_ land's proposal, even
under meaiit
An ilterEttih piece of diplomatic
toaeip is tlit. he Portuguese minister
in Londp .;sat great friend of the
Prtnte of l l4. and in order to please
him praititally Assured Lord Salisbury
that Erit|h trp6is would be permitted
to pass throtulh Tiorenco Marquez, but
it la Illd' tblt When the matter was
brought to thb a.tention of the home
government it repudiated the minis
ter's action.
ALttept Iestlulted in Fsllure.
Gape" ToWh, Dec. 80.-Troops in the
British oariip of Victoria were turned
out last bight to repel an attempt if
the Boers to cht the railroad near the
station. The #bgtrol reported early in
the evening .tiey.-iad sighted the Poers
in the neighborhood. At 10 o'clock at
night the B6ert opened a heavy fire
near the Atatifn. The British replied
and the Boars retired at daylight, their
attempt having turned out a failure.
Appointment Approved.
London, Dec. 80.-The queen has ap
proved the appointment of the Duke of
Connaught as commander Ia chief of
the British forces in Ireland.
Pathetic Aflotton Rolieved by Lingual
Miss Fannie W. Tuntoon of Sag Tar
bor, L. I., has the meet accomplished
and remarkable tongue in the world.
Thirty years 'ago Miss TunlEon was
born and to the grief of her parents
she was found to be suffering from a
form of infantile paralysis which total
ly incapacitated her from using either
her upper dr lbwer extremities. Her
p oients were oply p:.o. farmers, in a
small way of business, and Fannie's
afiliotion not only weighed heavily 4
upon their minds, but upon their pock
ets as well.
But Miss Tonison has turned 'her
ahortcomihgs to good aceaurt. De
prived of the use Of her limbs she gets
along perfectly well with her tongue
and paints, embroiders, and writes a
better hand, or rather mouth, than
most people who a.re ble sed with the
use of their 10 digits. She makes more
money, too, than the majority of her
fellow townsmen, for last year she
earned more than $1,000 by executing
orders for pictures given to her by
summer visitors ht Sfag Harbor.
Miss Tunison's work is of no mean
order. The pictures she paints com
pare favorably with any amateur art
isis', and she paints with considerable
quickness. So profl:lent is she at
wielding the brush with her tongue
that she excels at copying and she
posceeses several canvases that would
bring eredit to atny copyist. She is
especially good. at painting pictures
of Montauk Point lighthouse, and the
little pictures, which takes her less
than 20 mlnsutes to paint, she sells to
visitors for the prile of $1.
But it is not ply as an artist that
Miss Tunison shio s, She is expert at
fancy work as we'l and, wonderful as
it rpay seem; sihi )s perfectly able to
thread her needle and use the scis
sore. She never requiree the assistance
of anybody, and all the work she turns
out is done strictly by herself.
When Mise Tunison Is at work she is
seated in a chair :which has been spe
cially made for her. From the arm of
the chair rises ametal rod, which std
ports a small wooden table, and itis
upon the table that all the work is
In spite of her affliction Fannie al
ways has a cheerful word for visitors.
Indeed, it is hter greatest pleasure to I
receive company 'and she is never so
happy as when she can show off her
wonderful powerF, It is during the
summer season, when visitors and holt
rldv sm-l·ers swarm down to Sac Harbor
that Fannie is really busy and the num
ber of orders that pour in keep her at
all times fully occupied.
In appearance Fannie differs some
what from the ordinary mortal. Owing
to the excessive use of her tongue the
muscles of the neck are extremely well
developed and stand out thick and
prominent. Her eyes, too, have a lan
guid look about them and roll when she
speaks in a peculiar manner. 1Her
speech is thick and heavy, no doubt
being due to the excessive size of her
The way that she threads a needle is
peculiar. She first holds the needle in
her teeth for the purpose of planting it
firmly in the wooden table before her.
She then takes up the cotton, biting
off the length she requires. The next
step is to hold tl cotton with her
lips, which she screws up in a pecu
liar manner. Then in a trice, before
one can say "Jack Robinson." she
takes aim at the eye of the needle be
fore her, and, ten chances to one, the
needle is threaded.
She handles the scissors in the same
dexterous manner, but the act in which
she is ieally astonishing is the way in
which hbe ties a knot. She places the
cotton in her mouth, chews on it seer.
ingly for a little while, appears to
swallow It and then opens her mouth
and puts out her tongue. Upon the
tongue, if the little operation Is success
ful, is the piece of cotton with two or
three knots tied In it.
Miss Tunison was taught entirely by
her mother, and it is to her mother's
love and care that she attributes all her
skill. She his had many tempting of
fers to exhibit herself in museums, but
she is perfectly content with the life
she leads and does not care to make a
chance. She has lived all her life at
Sag Harbor and has never had a day's
sickness in her life. She is a good cor
respondent and writes a good "mouth"
and has writt°n letters to and received
letters from most of the prominent men
throughout the union.
It is her sincere wish to visit Paris
and see the great exhibition next year
and efforts are being mrde to have her
invited over as an exhibit. As an ex
hibition of what can be accomplished
by a born paralytic Fannie Tunlson
cannot be surpassed.
Ore From the Orient.
Tacoma, Wash., Dec. 30.--Seventy-one
sacks of ore c)ncentrates were brought
here on the City of London, from the
mines near Singapore, for treatment
in the Tacoma smelter. This is the first
shipr:ent of ore from the Orient to an
Am( rican smelter. The product of
these mines has been s, nt to England
in the past, and this shipment is in
the nature of a trial. There are a
number of large producing mines In
the settlement and others are being
opened up.
Spele Movenments.
New York. Dec. 30.-The imports of
-5peeIe this week were $54,125 in gold and
$1i.5,66 in 1i ver. Export? of specie for
the week aggregated $496,848 in silver bars
and coin and 34,950,200 in gold.
The Big White Store Will Be Closed
All Day To-Morrow
At Connell's
And Shoes
will cause our men's department to be crowded
all day Tuesday-we want it to be the biggest
day of the year, and to bring you here instead
of elsewhere we make the following
Attractive Prices
Furnishings en' Silk Furnishings
Men's Pure Silk Initial Handkerchiefs, . enS S Men's White or Black Silk Mufflers;
750, 500 and .......................... worth $l00. Tuesday ................
25e Umbrellas 5oe
Men's Fancy Silk Suspenders; regu- Men's Four-in-Hand and Teck Ties;
larly sold at $1.25.. Tuesday ......... worth $1.00. Tuesday ............
75c A beautiful assort- 50c
Monarch Laundered Percale Shirts? "Eagle" and Victor Eltra Well Made
wonrh Lau0 e e cle Bhlrt. rent with plain Fancy Negligee Wool Overshirts,
worth $1,50. To close ......$1.0, $1.2 and ..................
90c and silver mounted $1.00
Outing Flannel Night Robes, extra handles at special California Blue Flannel Overshirts,
length, and worth 76c. Tuesday .... $2.00, $1.75 and ....' ..................
hOce $1.50
Wilson Bros.' and "E. & W." Full Dress Cut Prices Men's All Wool Sweaters. Special
Shirts. Special, $2.50 and ............ values at $1.50 and ...................
$2.00 $1.25
Night Robes Smoking Jackets
Men's Sateen Night Robes, Men's Fancy Flannel Smoking
Men's Double Sole Nailed Mining Jackets,
Shoes, all sizes. Tuesday ............ Special
$1l50 $l.25 $.00
Men's Oil Grain Lace Shoes. double
sole and outside tap. Tuesday......
Night Robes $1.75 Smoking Jackets
Men's Outing Flannel Night Men's Hand Sewed D, uble Sole Lace Men's Blue Tricot Cloth Snmok
Robes, Shoes, of Russia calf, all sizes and ing Jackets,
Special widths. Special for Tuesday ........ Special
$2.95 Special
Men's French Calf and Box Calf Hand $6.00
Shirts day ......................
Shi$295 Smoking Jackets
_ Wilson Eros.' and Monarch Men's Satin Calf Lace Shoes, neat and Men's Wine Color Smoking
Fancy Shirts, Men's tin Calf Lace Shoes. neat Jackets, satin lined,
stylish, all sizes. Tuesday ...
Special $1.25 Special
$1.50 "Hanan & Son" Patent Leather Shoes $8.00
for street or dress wear. Tuesday..
Dressing Gowns Boys' Satin Calf Shoes; regularly sold Fancy Vets
Men's Dressing Gowns and at $2.00. Tuesday .. .................. Men's Fancy Vests in silk and
Lounging Robes, 95e wool novelty effects,
Special Boys' and Girls' Vici Kid or Pebble Special
Goat Shoes; worth $1.50. Tuesday..
$6.00 95e $4.00
Men's Suits Men's Overcoats
Special offering in men's very Made of English covert cloth
nobby Fall Suits, made of fine .. and nobby worsted herringbone
smooth finished serges, also stripes, with or without silk
several patterns of nobby velvet collars, sleeves lined with
striped fancy worsteds, all out Skinner's satin that is guaran
in the newest fashions and * teed for two seasons' wear; tai
made to retail for $18.00 and lored by the best manufacturers
S20.00, in the country.
Tuesday Tuesday
$ 15.0o 1 5.o
Others at Others at
$18.00, $2).0 up to $2".00 \ $20.0, $25.00 up to $35.00
4Special Suits for Youths
SFor those who lay great stress upon style. Nobody else caters directly to their wants and
t wishe--but we do, by providing a lot of suits expressly made up for them and to suit their
Sextreme ideas-not all loud and pronounced patterns, but full of those decided features of tailor
t Ing that mark a man well dressed and up to date. If iaterested you are invited to see the suits
of which we speak-that are specially modeled for fashionable youths.
4 Prices $10.00, $12.50 and $15.00
s. W. Us M.J. CONNELL CO., Butte

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