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jS&ttifc TK'cdil'n l&Ttner.
It seems to be about settled that Congress
will abolish the duty or. paper and the mate
rials used in its manufacture. It is said if
the tarif!' is removed the price of paper will
at once fall 50 per cent.
The widow Ilieks-Lord, of recent notorie
ty, and who, it is alleged, was lately engaged
to be married to Charles O'Connor, the octo
genarian New York lawyer, is now in llieks
villp, Ohio. She is described as being stately
and stylish in appearance and is said tobe
about fifty-fr. years of age. In regard
to the O'Connor matter, she denies the
soft impeachment, according to a dispatch of
yesterday, and alleges as a reason that she has
not yet entrusted him with her young and
untried affections. She has probably con
cluded that the fires of O'Connot's youth
have died out, or that he can't waltz, or that
his credit isn t good at the millinery shops.
Sucli is love.
The telegraphic news received from San
Francisco yesterday is of a somewhat alarm
ing character, but though it is well for Gen
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eral McDowell to take all the precautionary
measures necessary to secure the observance
of law and order, it is sincerely to be hoped !
that no occasion will arise for their violent
enl'oicement. The agitation is one of the
evil consequence of Chinese immigration^
yet there is reason to believe that
should bloodshed ensue it will be directly
attributable to that blatant demagogue,
Denis Kearney, who, it is safe to say, is
really the bitterest enemy tlie poorer classes
of California have to contend with. Ever
since the newspapers lifted him into promi
nence by reporting Ins blackguard speeches
and editorially discussing his utterances, his
notoriety and power have been constantly
increasing, and now that he begins to assert
his authority and to incite his followers to
deeds of violence, the officers of the law.
tacitlv cone ding themselves to be powerless, j
have called upon the military to hold them
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selves in readiness to allord assistance should
the civil power be insufficient to preserve peace. J
It is a sad commentary on our boasted
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civilization when tlie municipal officers oi a j
great city like San Francisco acknowledge j
tbeir inability to enforce law by calling upon
the military arm of the government for aid in j
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suppressing a biaggare like Denis Kearney.
and it is certainly humilitatiug to an Aineri
can citizen to realize that one hundred and I
seventy-five thousand people are cowed and !
intimated by a fellow of his stripe. His apol.
ogists claim that he is justified in making hi
violent threats against the moneyed men of !
that city because they persist in employing
Chinese in violation of tlie constitutional law
of the State. As far as public corporations !
are concerned, it is true that thev are denied \
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tlic right to employ Mongolian labor, but « !
Kearney and bis gang, who in reality do not i
represent tlie honest workingmen of the
State, feel aggrieved at tlie disobedience to law
of which they claim the capitalist- are
guilty, they have ample opportunity
to secure redress in the courts, and lia.
neither occasion nor excuse to injure thebusi- !
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ness presjienty ot - an r ranciseo and stagnate
the industrial interests of tlie entire Stab
by proclaiming their intention to inaugurate
a period of disorder and bloodshed. Yet this
is what they are now doing. Kearney is trying
to make a St. Petersburg of the Golden Gity,
and is seeking to inspire terror by placarding
his threats, as the dispatches inform us, in
prominent places about the city, warning the
employers of Chinese to desist from that
practice and vaguely hinting at the terrible
conseqenees in the event of their refusal.
Kearney would make a good Nihilist, but he
would make a better corpse. The Kearney
plan forgetting rid of tlie great Chinese evil 1
is the very worst that could be adopted.
Some lime ago, it will be remembered, there !
appeared an article in tlie Miner in relation
to tlie insistent refusal of certain Eastern
mining journals, and especially tlie New York
Mining Record, to publish iu their columns
any notice of tlie mining resources of this
Territory. The Record weekly devoted its
valuable space to the silver mines of such
States as South Carolina, Georgia and
Alabama, but for some reason dis
dained to republish anv mining in- >
formation furnished by the'Montana press (
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I lie Miner charged that this neglect was j
owing to the fadf that the Record subscrip- *
tion list in this Territory was not sufficiently i
tion at the bauds of the proprietors of that .
journal,-and that by so ignoring the mining |
interest of this Territory, the Record whose
subscribers had a right to demand in it tlie
republication of important mining news ir
respective of locality, became an un
fair, partial and unreliable exponent of one j
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ol the greatest industries oi the times. I
In the iast number of the Record tlie editor
of that journal attempts to defend his course
by stating that during the year 1879 lie pub- |
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lisliea nine letters from a coirespondent in
Helena, and seems to consider that ini
proportion to the value of the mines in this i
„mo,, public«,™ ur U.C uliu> j
was all that could be expected. \\ e beg to i
differ. Within five years Montana will j
ile producing more wealth than any i
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other territory or .State in tlie Union, ;
and can already boast some of tlie j
tnost valuable properties on the coast,
What few letters that have been published in
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the Record relating to mining in tins Terii
tory have been devoted almost exclusively to ;
the Wickes mines, and though we w ould say 1
noting in disparagement of tlie Wickes com
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pauy s property, lor we hellere it to lie pio- |
ductive and valuable, it is beyond dispute i
that the mines of the Summit Talley district
have never received that notice in the col
umns of Eastern papers to which their pres
ent and prospective importance enti'les
them. If the Record is really desirous for
the benefit of its supporters of publishing re
liable and impartial mining news, it should
in addition to its correspondence copy from
Montana papers as it does from the papers of
other territories and States published infor
mation relative to mining development. In
this way and in this way only can our New
York contemporary do equal and exact jus
tice to the mines of this Territory and to its
We surrender our editorial space this
morning for tlie publication of some very im
portant recommendations made by the public
land commission who recently visited the
Western States and Territories to ascertain
what improvements are necessary in the laws
I le i a ting to tlte location and development of
; mining property. Congress is sure to act
favorably on many of the recommendations
I of the commission, which fact invests them
; with vital importance to all interested in
: mining matteis.
' The conditions for acquiring title to mill
Ural lands prescribed in the new bills reeoin
I mended to Congress by the Commissionersare
i ^ follows : First-The marking the position
j (ltlhe c | alm onground by monuments and
! posting notices thereon. Second—By the
discovery within said claim of a lode, placer
Ur other valuable mineral deposit, either be
fore tlie posting of said notice or within ninety
days thereafter. Third—Within ninety day
from the posting of said notice tlie locator
must tile with tlie United States Surveyor
General for tlie surveying district in which
tlie claim lies a copy of said posted notices,
together with proof of mineral discovery, and
an application for survey of his claim and
evidence t liât, lie has deposited to the credit
of the United States in a proper United States
depository the sum of fifty dollars. Fourth—
Within one year from tlie approval by the
Surveyor-General of the survey (which shall
lie made by some duly-appointed deputy
»"»en.l surveyor chosen liv the applicant for
the survey), the locator lus assigns or Ins
only authorized agent, must file in the proper
laud office an application for a patent, under
oath, together with a copy of the plat and field
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l nited .States Surveyor-General, and proof
tllat s .-, ou , vo ,. tll 0 f labor has been expended, |
or of improvements made upon tlie claim by 1
claimants or iiis grantors: «hereupon j
lie shall pay the amount per acre to be here- 1
afu , 1 . J by Cul igiess, and shall be entitled
to a patent for his claim. Failure by a loca
tor to make application loi- a survey and
satisfactorily prove the mineral discovery
within ninety days after the posting of notice
s h a ]i subject his claim to location by any oilier
qualified party. Failure of the claimant to
make proof of work and payment within tlie
complete forfeitures of the claim and tlie sur
vey theretofore made shall lie cancelled. The
Commission make no recommendation as to
tbe Humber ot acres that shall be fixed as the
maximum area of future locations, but their
bill provides that all mining claims located
after the--day--, of 1880, shall lie
bounded as to surface by straight lines and all
1° muterais contained therein shall be
confined within vertical planes passing down
Wttrd throllgh saia straight boundary lines.
Another very important section of ibis bill
provides that all rights which have attached
to mining claims under previous Acts of
Congress shall not be affected by the opera
tion of this chapter; provided, that where
sucli claims have not been or shall not, w ith
in one year thereafter, he consummated by
tbe , 1 e-juiie-l payment ot purchase money,
such unconsuniinated class shall lapse and the
land embraced therein shall thereafter be sub
jeet only to the operations of this chapter.
The Commission, in their argumentative
report accompanying this bill, says : '-We
find that a large majority of the miners con
sulted during tlie examination of tlie West
ern States and Territories clearly shared our
conviction—first, that the local regulations
are of no use ; second, that they arc a great
positive harm ; third, that by Congressional
enactment they should be promptly abolished
as to all future locations.
They say, concerning their proposition to
substitute tlie common law principle for the
present system of lodge locations: "Your
Commission, after a review oi the lines of
mining contests and a consideration of the
complex nature of ore deposits, are unani
mous in tlie conviction tHat any attempt on
tlie part of the United States to convey such
deposits as individual tilings beyond the
vertical planes bounding tlie suiface claim
lnllit alwa ys end in a history' of intolerable
injustice. Tlie result of our test of public
opinion shows that while there are regions
where simple fissure veins have not caused
battles, and where, consequently, tlie people
ask no change, the majority of experienced
mining men desire a change front the lode lo
cation, with its disastrous sequel, back to tlie
security and peace of tlie solid old common
law doctrine. In support of this assertion,
they refer to the fact that there is little or no
litigation concerning Government titles to
mineral lauds east ot the Missouri river, where
the common law rule is in force: whereas,
they remark, "The dockets of the far western
courts are cumbered with an excessive mini
her of suits, involving many million dollars of
va ^ ,ie * i' e S* on Llie investor of capital
to choose between an expensive legal defence
of his rights or robbery. That the mineral
i ! u,ust ' >' advaüces al ' J prospers in the face of
the statutes is proof only of the wealth of the
country and tlie buoyant energies of tlie peo
The testimony given by Mr. Whitman, of
Nevada, on behalf of the Bonanza firm, i9
quoted to the effect that the interests of deep
mining would be promoted by the adoption of
square location, a common law system, and
that mining men would tie more willing to
! nve , st °" " «Muare location than on a ledge
location, which almost invariably leads to ex
pensive contests and litigations.
The Commission, in the course of the gen
f I>a * argument, use the ioilowing emphatic
SrsUÄ-äÜü, ,r
ing permitted on tlie inceptioii'of title, dau
gerously vitiated by acts of local agents, i, ut
3lde tbe lederal jurisdiction ; having per
milted tlie robbers and blackmailers to an
i (U j re a cl,cap ami secure fighting title—tlie
Government then causes its unfortunate vic
tim to set himself up as a target for attack by
advertisement for a patent, and when attark
ed, calmly turns its hack and permits him to
be dragged into tlie local courts. In short,
the present act might be tiilly entitled "An
act to cause the Government to join upon an
unknown second party to convey to a third
party an illusory title to an indefinite tiling,
all( j encourage tlie subsequent robbery there
Reported fob the min eh by the Montana
Crumbs of Eastern Comfort.
New York, March 10.— The Evening Tel
egraph, commenting on the manifesto, says :
"Now at length San Francisco society per
ceives that a community is an organism of
which one member can not suffer without an
atlliclion to all tiie rest. The curses of its
lioodluinism have come home to roost and the
cowardice of its respectability has brought
dishonor upon American civilization."
Tlie Pont thinks it is plainly only another
way of saying that neither now, nor for tlie
past twenty live years, have the local officers
elected m San Francisco been what they
should be. If these officers had been, or
were now, what they should lie, there would
have been no need for either a vigilance
committee or a protective union. Society
may be defended in 1880, as it was in 11-50,
by an expedient whose illegality may he ex
cused by its necessity, but tlie expedient must
always be pronounced a deplorable one that
sets aside or acts independently of tlie law.
Tlie Commercial says: "All this means
one thing, and one thing only, and that is a
tixed resolution to put down hoodlumism and
Kearney ism liy any means it may be found
necessary to employ. California is scared—
there is no longera question about it. Capital
is being withdrawn, the mining interest has
begun to centre in New York, and a general
feeling of apprehension is growing. The
better class of people are at last waking up to
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a sense ot the serious blunder that lias been
An Aclclrcs»».
London, March 10.—Win. E. Foster, a
Liberal leader, issued an address to the elec
tors of Bradford. He denies that the politi
cal opponents ol lleaconstield seek to disin
tegrate the United Kingdom, and intimates
that tlie charge is made in the hope of divert
ing attention from tlie mischievous foreign
and Indian policy of the government.
Shaw, a Home Ruler, in an address to ids
Cork constituency, characterizes the letter of
Be acoustic id as an electioneering manifesto
placing a false issue before the people, and
tending to excite the worst passions of tlie
ignorant. He attributes tlie famine to the
government s culpable igno nuce and neglect.
He calls on tlie Irish people north and south
to answer toe insulting missive of tlie Prime
Minister by returning an overwhelming ma- i
jority pledged to the settlement of the"ove n j
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national land question, pledged to give a fair j
chance tor the creation of a peasant proprie- j
tary, and wherever possible to restore, deline •
and legalize tlie tenant right, and extend it to
tlie whole of Ireland.
Educational Hill
Paris, March 10. —It, was foreseen some
time ago that clause seven of the Ferry edu
cational bill would be rejected by the right or
left. Ihe majority was swollen to nineteen
by debate, especially by Ferry's impolitic
speech. The unanimous opinion of those
who do not share Ferry's view is that his res
guatiou is i nevitable.
I lie projected Cuban loan of sixteen mil
lion pounds encounters difficulties as tlie for
eign financiers ask tor an imperial guarantee
ot interest as well as principal.
A Priest in Trouble.
Chicago, March 10.—A young lady rosid
ing near Masoii City, Ills., has made a formal
complaint before Bishop Spaulding, of the
Peoria diocese, charging Thomas Dugan, a
parish priest at Delevan, with committing an
outrage upon her, while she was acting as his j
housekeeper. The Bishop has instituted a ;
careful investigation.
Charleston, March 10.—Isaac W. Hayne,
who for twenty years preceding the recon
struction, was attorney general of South Car
olina and grand son of Isaac Hayne, who was
burned by the Tories during their occupa
tion of Charleston in tlie revolutionary war,
died at the ace of70.
A Prot«Mt.
Crawfords ville, Ind., Mardi 10.—Gov
ernor-General Wallace, of New Mexico, lias
arrived here, enroule East. The purpose of
his trip is surmised to be to protest against a
removal of tlie Utes to New Mexico.
Refused toTeatily.
Augusta, Me., March 10.—P. A. Sawyer,
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recentl) deputy secretary oi State refused to !
testity-before the legislative committee oil the ,
State seal question and was held to await the
action of the House.
Ssrrsinento Election.
Sacramento, March 10__The
can candidates were elected by majorities from
three to five hundred except the chief of no
p chili oi po
lice who was elected by Democrats and
A Social Horror.
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Cincinnati, March J. Last night J. W.
1 eiry, a member of the Kentucky Legislature
registered at Hunt s hotel, tor separate rooms
for hitnself and Miss Adams. Early this
morning Miss Adams left for V an Wert, Ohio,
when it was found she lmd given birth to a
child which had been wrapped in a sheet ami
dropped from a second story window into the
area. It was taken to tlie hospital and shows
no signs of the fall. Miss Adams was arrest
ed near Dayton, and Perry arrested here. He
claims to have known nothing ot Miss Adams
condition. She lias lived iu his family since
iiitaicy and was ou lier way to visit irieuds
at \ an Wert. Ihe ease isof exciting inter
est oil account of Perry's prominence ami the
wonderlul escape of the babe from death and
tlie fact that the mother is only sixteen years
old. It now appears the child was lowered
from tlie second story window by a cord and
as it is still living it will tie difficult to place
au\ criminal charge either against Miss
Adams or Mr. Perry.
Wutiimrtou uoasip.
Washington, March 8 —In the supreme
court decision in the case of judges appointed
by States at Congressional election
on the charge of interfering with and resist
ing supervisors of election and deputy mar
shals. They were convicted of this ofieuse
and appealed on the ground that the statutes
under which they were tried were unconsti
tutional. The court holds :
1st. The constitutionality justifies a writ of
habeas corpus to inquire into tlie legality of
conviction and if tlie laws are unconsUtution
la the prisoners should be discharged.
2d. Congress bad tlie constitutional power
to adopt those revised statutes which appoint
supervisors of election, that, they be respected
and not inteiferred with in the exercise of
their functions, and making such interference
or resistance a penal offence. Tlie revised
statutes referred to are the enforcement of the
act of May 61, '70.
3d. The circuit court may convict for the
violation of those itatutes, and this court
cannot relieve on habeas corpus.
4th. Congress need not assume exclusive
control of the Congressional elections. The
States are constitutionally empowered to tix
times, places ami manner of holding elections
lor senators and representatives, subject to
alterations liy Congress, (except as to place of
choosing senators.) Congress lias supervising
power over subjects and may alter, modify or
add to tlie State regulations.
5th. Congress may impose new duties on
officers of election, provide for the attendance
of officers, prevent frauds, and see that tlie
elections are fairly and legally conducted.
0th. Such supervision can cause no collision
because the authority of Congress is para
mount. and its regulations necessarily super
cede those of tlie State.
7th. State and National sovereignties do
not preclude the co-operation of botli m elec
tions. National authority being paramount,
jealousy eati cause no collision.
Sth. Congress lias constitutional power to
vest in tlie circuit courts tlie appointment of
supervisors of elections.
'>tli. The provision authorizing deputy
marshals to keep peace at elections is not un
I constitutional. Tlie national government has
tlie right to use torce to compel obedience to
its laws and execute its constitutional powers.
10th. The concurrent jurisdiction of tlie
government which it lias in every part of tlie
United States, is distinct from the exclusive
jurisdiction in tlie District of Columbia, etc.
11th. The provisions for compelling Ihe
observance of tlie State laws in the election
of representatives within the supervision of
the State law in tlie election of representatives
are within the supervision of Congress, and
tlie violation of those laws is an offense
against the United States which the national
government may inhibit and punish.
Tlie petition for habeas corpus and certio
rari was granted.
The Manifesto.
San Francisco, Mardi 0.—During the day
about 150 men have been engaged obtaining
signatures to the roll of the Citizens' Protect
ive Union, with decided success. To a very
considerable extent tlie project finds favor
with the business classes, though many ques
tion tlie necessity or wisdom of sucli a move
ment. The Bulletin this evening treats the
i subject editorial)' under tlie heading of " Or
j ganlzlng Prosperity," taking the ground that
tlie organization means just wliat it says, viz :
"The preservation of the public peace, pro
lection of life and property, the restoration of
confidence in the security of life and property
from all violence, and the restoration of
tlie legitimate commerce, industries and bus
iness of the people by peaceful methods with
in tlie law," and approves of the undertaking
as tending to act as a safeguard against both
mob violence and vicious legislation. It may
he said that there are many who do not accept
tlie Bulletin's views as to the real intent of
the organization, but assume that something
of a more radical nature is contemplated,
hinting at ordering the incendiary legislators
out of the city, or even more pronounced
measures. It is difficult to learn anything
more about the plans of the union than is set
forth in its manifesto. If there are any secrets
among tlie promoters they are well kept.
The Post this evening publishes the following
brief reference to tlie subject : " We have a
strong municipal and State government, quite
able and willing to suppress any unlawful
assemblage, whether its headquarters are at
tlie Sand Lot or in secret chambers." Tlie
workingmen have not yet been heard from.
A Etc Treatj-.
Washington, Mardi 0.— The President
sent to the Senate to-dav the message trans
mitting the report from the Secretary ot the
Interior which contained the agreement sign
ed by the chiefs and head men of the Ute
ludians now in Washington. The stipula
tlons of the agreement appear to the President
so reasonable and just and objects to be ac
complished by its execution so eminently da
siruble to botli whites and Indians that it lias
his cordial approval and he earnestly recom
mends it to Congress for favorable consider»
tion and appropriate action.
burned this morning
ance £63,000,
War In the East.
Teurean, March 10. —General Moimravieif
Atuourslci's cavalry escort surprised and de
feated 400 Tekke Turcomans, near Douson
loon, killing 30 men. There are 0,000 Tekke
Turcomans concentrated at Kizil An'al.
Hotel Fire.
Montreal, March 10.—The Express llotol
Loss $25,000; iusur
Are Wen Nation of Gamblers?
Are we a nation of gamblers? On a close
< examination we should say not, far from It.
! First, there are the professional gamblers, tlie
, elegant gentlemen of leisure, who dress iu
; P llI 'Pl e a»d fine linen and fare sumptuously
i e v e i y day , who eat and drink and wear the
best of everything and live by their wits.
I These are tlie leeches of society, non-pro
1 duceis, drones, barnacles. Next are those
who gamble ill lotteries, a great army that
"" " lan L ' a " miml,el '' ^'ext is tlie still greater
' """A ° ftl 'T who bet everything and
anything, horse races, elections, walking
matches, games and contests of all kinds—in
; fact, on everything of doubtful occurrences.
Finally come the stock and grain gamblers
tbe mel> w,lu l,u > a » d sell on margins, which
is nothing but betting on tlie rise or fall of
produce. All these are forms of gambling
which in any und every shape is one of tlie
most demoralizing of vices. Again we ask,
are we a nation of gnmbleis .—Indianapolis
Journal. h 1
A Faille Man.
Hon. John M. Uroadheud, lately lying dan
gerously ill iu tlie Broadhead mansion at
South Market, N. II., seems to have retained
, Ins sense of humor iu tlie very presence of
! tlie griui messenger death. " One day," says
| tlie South Market Adveriiser, •* when lie was
j very low, and Dr. Va. ay had announced
i that lie would nut live more than forty-eight
, hours, he apologized to his brother-in-law,
; Mr. Pike, to whom he is on a visit, saying :
'Excuse me for being so impolite as to leave
my corpse in your house, for 1 promise not to
repeat tlie ofieusc;' and softlv added, *a grave
1 joke.' "
I stand upon a headland, safe and high
And see the storm waves dashing on tlie
Hurrying from clouded distance to tlie land
l.lko eager warriors, there to rage and die ;
And yet, unsatisfied, I can bill sigh
To watch from some calm planet, far above.
The whole vast, awful, purple grayness move.
And break In rhythm 'neath a loftier skv.
And, even so, when dimly 1 discern
Tlie waves of passion In tlie human breast,
I long, from some far, steady height, to learn
The whole broad rhythm oflmmense unrest.
Ah. wishes vain ! to life on earth consigned,
Man secs, but cannot reach the Eternal Mind.
—Home Journal.
Artemus Ward said in England it took him
an hour and half to deliver t he lecture which
he got through in an hour in America. The
extra time was spent in waiting for his hearers
to take the joke.
"No, thank you ; 1 never waltz; ma says if
you young men want to hug me you must do
it on the sly; slm won't have you mussing
my dress up, and leaving finger marks on my
white waist as long as she does the washing
and lias to support me."
"I do not think, madam, that any man of
I lie least sense would approve of your con
duct," said an indignant husband. "Sir,"
retorted his better half, "how can you judge
«liât any man of the least sense would dot'"
A fellow wrote to a down-town store as fol
lows : " Dear sur ; if yew liev a book called
Daniel Webster on a bridge, please send me
a coppy by Pyser's express c. o, d__i want to
git it ter-morrer if i kin, cause my spellin
teacher savs I oughler hev it."
A grim, hard beaded old judge, after hear
ing a flowery discourse from a pretentious
young barrister, advised him to pluck out
some of tlie leathers from the wings of his
imagination and put them in the tail of his
Old Billy Gray used to do a big lump of the
foreign mercantile business of Boston. One
day a new salesman was employed by Gray's
firm. He had heard much of Gray's wealth,
and was every day expecting to see a sleek
old gentleman dressed in the finest clothes,
with gold watch, chain, jewelry, etc. This
new salesman bought a turkey one morning,
and was looking out for somebody to carry it
home for him. A plainly dressed man asked
him how much he would give him to carry
the turkey for him. "Ninepence." The
bargain was struck and tlie two walked down
towards State street side by side, tlie elder
carrying the turkey liy its legs in tlio hand.
When the young man's home was reached
tlie turkey was duly delivered and the nine
pence paid as agreed, whereupon the elder of
the two returned thanks to the young man,
attended with the request that whenever he
wanted to pay ninepence fertile carrying of
a turkey a few blocks oil the way he himself
was going, to just call on old Billy Gray and
lie would be glad of a job by which lie could
earn ninepence so easily.
This is the year for maiden efforts.
Brightest when it's bluest—tlie sky.
Cheese lias advanced a little—-just a mite.
Adam raised Cane, but didn't make sugar.
About all tlie money some folks can take
to church is sancti-inoney.
An Ohio newspaper speaks of a man being
bruised by "emphatic gestures of a mule."
it is alleged t liât no American cat can
make so hideous a noise as a Chinese tom
A good many people pretend tobe not what
they will be trumped up to be at the last
It lias been discovered that the Dtich baby
cries for its niuddei and its fodder at the same
"Mamma, what aie twins made for? " Her
precocious brother replied, "So that cannibals
may eat philopu-nas."
Some people never know when to stop.
'1 lie editor of the Buffalo Advertiser writes of
"a very deep hole without bottom." •
Veteran joker reading proof at the next
table—"I wrote Brow n and it is set up Black.
The compositor must he color blind."
It is now discovered agriculturally that tlie
surest way to get rid of the weeds is to
marry tlie window. This is a very agreeable
kind of husbandry,
"Young man," said Daniel Rice, "do you
want to go down to a drunkard's grave?"
"Well," replied the young man, "1 don't care
if I do. Whereabouts is your family lot?"
The waist of Mrs. Scott-Slddons dress
parted iu the middle while tlie lady was ad
dressing a Chicago audience the oilier night.
"Voit will excuse me ," she said, hastily re
tiring; "tliis is not a part, of the regular
Sheridan once declined to lake a w alk with
a troublesome feminine admirer, on the plea
that the weather w ould not permit ; and being
caught by the lady us lie was sneaking out
for a stroll, countered her remark that Hie
weather seemed now to have cleared up,
with Hie bold asseveration : "Yes madam,
enough for one, but not enough for two."
A Mlsrepieseiilntloil.
Tlie real ofi'ense of Chinatown is, that they
are willing to work for moderate wages.—
New Vork Herald.
The above statement is a cold-blooded,
bare-faced, clean-cut malicious falsliood,madc
out, of whole cloth and in utter ignorance of
tlie facts. The ottense of Chinatown is that
it is a plague spot, a foul blot on tlie face of a
fair city, a slum besides which the Five
Points of New York iu its worst days were a
paradise. The ofi'ense of tlie Chinamen is
not that they are willing to work for moder
ate, but for starvation wages. They accept a
pittance for their labor that would degrade
the humblest white man to tlie position of a
serf.— S. F. Stock Report.
••Few appreciate tlie value of precious
metal mining to all other industries. It is a
common saying among railroad men in the
West, that one good mine is belter for them
than a town. The mine produces only liionev,
and consumes, directly or indirectly, almost
every necessity of file. Even a casual glance
at this patent fact, reveals tlie main cause of
the civilization of a sterile and most forbnl
dii g, (but rich in gold and silver) mountain
region, equal in extent to half of Europe, and
which a quarter of a Century since, was a
wilderness, occupied by ferocious animals,
and more ferocious savages ."—New York
S'liiirliliia It,
There is no place like San Francisco for en
terprise after all. Bast week the wife of a
well known business man, residing on Ellis
street, eloped. The departure was discovered
about 10 o'clock in tlie evening, and at llie
same hour tlie next morning Llie husband hud
the furniture sold at auction and delivered
up tlie key of llie house to his landlord the
afternoon of the same day. He was terribly
afraid she would change her mind ami re
turn .—Derrick Ihnld.
Lath and Shingles,
Seasoned Bnildji
Finishing Lumb
'Ehe best Lumber in the ,y,J
Satisfaction Guarantee
Office and vard nt the Kennedy Feed sJ
Montana Street, ' *
Rooms light and well ventilated. Ac
Mon* tlrst-class.
Good Accommodations for i.udjJ
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No Bar in nor Saloon neai the Hoi
Guests will Receive G ms l Attentw
Hoard per week.................
Board per Hay____ ... .........
Lodging per Day......'!!.*.! !.*.*'
The traveling publie will lind this a J
Red ' U1U lh0i '' •' atlonH «e Is respectfully!
Amt all kinds of wood work done on short J
Sliop at west end of Park street Brldi
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Ales and
All kinds of BAR STORI
Constantly on hand.
Tots house has also one or the flnesl
Parlors In Montana, supplied with tilf d
Monarch Billiard and Foci Tables.
The choicest brands of
Always to be bad at tlie bar.
Stone building, corner or Main anil li|
, 8'. MA RCHSSEA I , P. VA Lim
Butt# City. Drcrluj
Butte City, Montj
Wholesale ami Retail
Great Inducements to
Finest and most Commodious Hot*! i
West Side.
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Queens wat|
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