Newspaper Page Text
j&uffc 25ccfifn piner.
TUESDAY, MAY 18, 1880. NOTICE i S HEREBY GIVEN, that THK MINER PUBLISHING COMPANY, of Butte City, mlana, has contracted to do ail the Legal Printing . and the printing of aU blank « for which Beaverhead County ts chargeable, the said contract to take effect on the 22d day of Nehruaiy. 1880, and remain in force until ffebruari/ 22ft, 1882. Legal advertisements pub will be null and void MIXER PUBLISHING CO. EDITORIAL NOTES. It was Senator Ferry, not Mr. Forney, to whom the Michigan Republicans pledged their support for the Vice-Presidency. "Impeach one, hang the other" is the pithy advice given California by a New York journal in discussing the Kalloch's, father and son. The New York Tribune says a good reason in favor of a third term is "one of the things that no fellow can find out." Rut the strong man is reaching for it all the same. Ex-Senator, James A. Bayard, of Delaware, the father of Senator Bayard, probably the next Democratic nominee to the Presidency, is thought to be on bis death bed at his home in Wilmington. It is estimated that for the current month the European immigrants arriving at New York will reach the round number of .fifty^ thousand, or considerable more than the entire population of Montana. British sporting journals arc trying to bring about another international title match be tween England and the United States, to take place on English soil. It takes a long while for the Britisli rifleman to accept the grade of "second best" to which the popular verdict long ago assigned him. Is Thursday disputing with Friday the proud distinction of being known as " hang man's day Last Thursday Hoyt was hang ed Connecticut, and in Pennsylvania on the same day Drandt, Hummel and Wise, who murdered Raber that they might realize on his life insurance, met their doom in the ex treme penalty of the law. Owing to the great Increase in the cost of paper many eastern journals have raised their subscription price. The margin between tlie cost of printing a paper, and its price of sub scription is so small, that witli a sudden in crease of the tonner there was only the alternative to suspend, or increase subscrip tion rates and they chose the latter. The New York State Senate lias lately passed a concurrent resolution favoring an amendment to the State Constitution extend ing the suffrage to women. Inasmuch as our fair sistei-s have always possessed full com mand of the veto power, their demand for the right of suffrage as well might lead a su perficial observer to think they want matters ail their own way ; and this opinion would be a great injustice—of course. Governor Fremont, of Arizona, is in New York. This is John C. Fremont, the "Path finder ' of an earlier political era who never succeeded in finding a path to the White House. Fremont, the first Republican candi ate for the Presidency,was defeated in the cam paign of1850 by the Democratic victory which placed in thecliair James Buchanan, the Dem ocratic President last preceding the one tobe inaugurated on the fourth of next Match. In New York an act for tax on foreign capital cm;; State only failed to become veto of Governor « cruel!, w the advice of bankers, and . a question of pure finance. he imposition of oyed within tlie law through the sc cioiigh to take tier ii' anders oh T'h • bill was di rected against the Canadian banking interest. ! and, like the act imposing taxation on rolling j stock of the Canadian railways, found within ; the limits of the United States, was intended ; as a measure to accelerate Canada's slow but I suie gravitation into the Union. But measures j of tliis class are apt to defeat their end. Left to themselves the Canadians will come sooner | of their own free will, ami will make more I valuable ciLizens of the Republic, in so com- j ing than if they felt that a forcing process of j any description is being resorted to, to bring about the annexation for which Canada is ! uot yet fully prepared. Tire present aspect of affairs in the Philips. ! burg trouble we hope will not be wanting of a \ proper influence upon those who will form j our next legislature. Notwithstanding re- j peated recommendations of Governor Potts, ! recommendations backed by all sufficient ■ reasons, our past legislatures have steadily * refused to enact a general militia law. Thanks ; to this refusal the authorities may find them- ; ! i . , , ,, ,, selves unprepared to cope successfully with " r 1 .... armed resistance to the law, now that it is offered. No matter who is ri^tt or who is j wrong in any dispute, tiie courts or tlie j authorities standing behind the courts, should be invested with the power necessary to en- j force the mandates of those courts. At Phil- j ipsburg the authority of the sheriff'was defied j by tlie parties for whose arrest lie held war- ; ranis. Now, if the posse comitatus law be , so interpreted that the Governor cannot call I the troops to the aid of the civil authorities, i what are we to do in the absence of : militia? How far removed are we from ; anarchy, from acknowledged lawlessness if a handful of men can with impunity bid de fiance to an order issued from the bench. This Pbilipsburg matter may include in its ; intricacies a great wrong done the working men; oi again it may not. Whether it does or does not, though, has nothing whatever to do with the doctrine that the law should always and in all cases have r ifficient power to take its courte. One case of successful lesistauce to legal process will do more towards retarding the prosperity of Montana, towards warning capital from her borders than would the failure of a half dozen of the greatest mines in the Territory. AMERICAN MANUFACTURE». With the lapse of time comes continually in creasing evidence of the benefits accruing to American commerce from our Centennial Exhibition in 187«. Markets In which Amer ican manufactures bad previously been un known are now open to Americau enterprise, with a steadily increasing demand for our products. Such for instance is the Japan trade of which the English had enjoyed a monoply up to the date of our Centennial. Until then Ameiica exported no goods worth mention ing, to Japan, but to-day the best of all cus tomers among the sharp-sighted, progres sive Japs—the government itself—has trans ferred its patronage from British to American workshops. Mining ami engineering tools and instruments, machinery, locomotives, in fact articles of every description made of iron or steel, are now exported from the United States to Japan in immense quantities. This trade owes its origin to the favojable report submitted to their government by the Japan ese expeits who visited our International Ex hibition ; and very similar, it is observed, is the effect exerted upon American manufac tures, by the international exhibitions of other countries. In the Australian, for in stance, as mentioned in our dispatches of yesterday, the exhibitors from tlie United States were the most successful among the competitors. " In ail cases where our lead ing manufacturers have sent their goods for competition, they have either excelled all others or stood in the first rank," says the dispatch ; a report coinciding with numberless others to the same effect. The verdict in our favor so uniformly ren dered by such reports points to an unmistak able superiority of American manufactures, but wliy this sup riority ? Does it arise from a better quality of the raw material from which they are made, or from the greater skill possessed by the hands making them, as com pared with fabrics of European marts? The coal, the metal, the wood are the same, the wool and the cotton are very much the same in the one instance as the other. The super iority of our fabric then must be ascribed to (lie superior skill of American artisans ; but how are we to account for their superiority, supposing it granted? How are we to ex plain the seeming paradox that a new coun try like ours,whose domain is not yelfully re deemed from savagery, and whose civilization is yet in great measure in the raw stale of development described as "backwoods,"— how are we to justify the claims of sucli a country when it declares its artizans to be more skillful than those produced by the hoary civilization of Europe ? To answar this question we must accept the doctrines of Gallon and of Darwin concerning the develop ment through exercise, as well as the heredi tability of mental traits. Those doctrines furnish a natural explanation of the pre emi nence of " Yankee ingenuity," and again, if tlit» ingenuity of Americans did not possess this pre-eminence its failure so to excel would be an evidence tending very strongly to disprove the doctrines in question. America was peo pled by coluuists coining from old and high ly civilized countries, countries in which the division of labor was carried out to such an extant that in earning his daily bread each man gave his exclus! attention tonne trade, bran. of the dis or even to one bran. of one trade,to the dis regard of all others f which lie knew noth ing. This trade lie learned in an apprentice ship to a matte:, and in learning it the imita tive not the inventive faculties of the mind were brought principally into play. His task was to equal the model set before him, not to improve upon it; or, more difficult still, to provide without, any model, t he means for the accomplishment of any given end. How dif ferent the condition of the American colonist. Here there was no division of labor. How ever much a man might be master of his own trade he had to be "jack of all trades " in providing for his daily wants, if they were to be provided for at all. In the new country the forces of nature were on a gigantic scale, and with them he had 10 grapple relying only on his own ingenuity. lie had not at hand the aids and appliances of an «Id and highly developed civilization, 'l iiere was no minute classification of labor; no experts to furnish whatever might be wanted in any department of industry. Every man had to provide for himself, and in consequence the experience in America of people of European descent has been one continuous appeal to the inven live faculty from the very beginning. This constant exercise of the inventive powers has its legitimate result in the " Yankee ingenui ty " of to-day, an entity of positive existence, not a mere by-word of ridicule, as it is some times employed. The American mind, by right of inheritance, is more inventive, more ingenious, than Die European mind. But witli the progress of civilization has come a minute division of labor in America as weil to as in Europe. This division insures skill of , .. , , , . , , , handiwork, which, when reinforced by tli« superior inventiveness we have endeavored to account for, insures for American manu facturers their proud pre-eminence over those of all other portions of tlie civilized world. Danger is tlie most powerful ally of di?. lance in conjuring up in the miner's mind the enchantments with which he views a new strike when far away and difficult of access, Ifthe mines of tlie Gunnison district andUte reservation were in the immediate vicinity of Denver, with lirrse car communication be tween that city and tlie new field of mineral wealth, the energetic prospector would not think of getting up a furore concerning them. ; .Situated as they are though, in a remote dis trict, and with hostile Indians barring the road thither, their case presents nearly ail the conditions requisite for a first-class stampede. In one respect, only, does it fall short. In stead of being made in the spring, if tlie new discovery liad taken place in mid-winter, with snow deep on tlie ground, and the mer cury below zero, then would lhe happy pros pector have been as truly in his element, as he was In Montana in January, '60, in the Sun River stampede. S THK DUTY OF THE HOIK. The Democratic Central Committee meets to-day at Helena for purposes sec forth in the call, published fur some time back in the Democratic journals of the Territory. That the business calling tlie committee together will be faithfully and fairly transacted is suf ficiently vouched for by its personnel, the character of the gentlemeu composing it being an ample guaranty that the trust reposed in their hands will not be betray'd. Still the committee can only be instrumental in put ting us on the right path ; whether we are to make a fair and manly advance along that path ; or turn aside in the devious ways of intra-party chicane and treachery depends al together upon ourselves. In making a fair apportionment to the several counties of the delegates to the Territorial Convention the committee will have discharged its duty. It then becomes ours to see that those delegates are fairly elected ; and, above all, that in fair ness and truth, not bv mere technical right, they will represent the Democrats of their respective precincts. * It is yet a long time to election to-day ; but it is not by any means too early to plead for a continuance of the harmony within the party which fortunately exists in so preeminent a degree to-day ; to urge the careful avoidance of every step calculated to introduce discord. VVe are on the eve of a Congressional elec tion. Pitted against us we have the Republi cans working with the unity, the singleness of purpose peculiar to minorities ; let us see that we do not fail through the weakness so frequently fatal to majorities ; through conflict of counsel and multiplicity of leaders With union in the Democratic ranks ; with hearty co-operation throughout those ranks in labor ing for onr party's triumph, success is certain. With discord, with division, failure is equally certain. That a superhuman effort wili be made by our opponents to bring about this discord, this division in our party, may be ac cepted as a matter of course. How are we to thwart it ? Mow are we to render this effort futile? For a reply we need only look back to '71 and resolve to avoid the mismanage ment which iii that year led to the single defeat yet sustained by the Democracy of Montana. As the time of holding the Terri torial convention approaches let the Demo cratic journals of Montana be content to leave to' it tlie task of making the nomina tion ; of selecting the standard bearer, in stead of pursuing the policy of '71, when each had its favorite in advance of the nomi nation ; rendering the support of the nominee a matter of self-stultification to the organs who did not happen previously to accord him their allegiance. Next, let the primaries be attended with the ut most fairness and publicity ; nothing con cealed ; nothing secret. They should be called upon due notice, made as public as possible that no pretense of ignorance can afterward be made as an excuse for not abid ing by their decision. Then, whatever be tlie number of candidates, let the candidacy of each be openly avowed m advance of (lie pri maries that their respective strength may he finely gauged 'therein, and that the most popular man may win. With a nomination made through fair play, and with fair play in tlie primaries leading to it, those whose favorite may "fall next to the box" will subordinate their individual preference to the free expres sion of the party's will, and yield a hearty support to the party nominee. As opposed to such a system, if we should have "'dark horses" brought forward at the last minute, with the suspicion of the primaries having been "fixed" in their interest, we should in t he surprised if a second division should lead to a second defeat. The bill under consideration of tlie House Committee on posl-otliees and post-roads pro posesjan experimental postal telegraph line between some of the larger eastern cities. Tlie rates, to begin with, are set down as fif teen cents for 25 words for two hundred miles, and half a cent lor each additional word. For three thousand miles $1 is named as tlie rate for 25 words and five cents for each additional word. In England where postal telegraph lines of this description have for a good while been operated by the government, tlie system has proved as much of a success, ami has become fully as much of a popular institution as our letter-carrying mail service is with us, and we justly consider our postal service among the most efficient in the world. The proposition to legislate against Cana dian banks and railroads by way of forcing Canada into annexation, finds little favor along the border States, the bulk of whose trade is witli tlie New Dominion. Speaking of this coercive policy tiie Detroit News says : " Michigan is hardly prepared to quietly submit to commercial and industrial ruin for the sake of coercing Canada into commercial or political unioa, and we have no fear that tlie national goverament will saerafice her for that purpose. While we are more interested than any other State of the Union in promo ting intimate relations witli the Dominion, t he most loyal of Stales would not consent to hear the whole burden of a ruinous commer cial war upon our neighbors." "Let us have peace" was the catchword that served as the Open Sesame to gain for Grant in his first term admission within the portals of the White .House. To-day, in his candidacy for a third term, he belabors his wits, what few he has, in the search for a phrase capable of doing equally good service and thinks he finds it in "You want less gov ernment," the dictum he took care to empha size throughout his Southern tour. What, a pity it is that this smooth sounding common place should run amuck through tlie ranks of stalwart orators in the North ? "Out West," the home of the mountain zephyr, has until lately been considered the only place where railroad trains are blown off the track ; but Britain is henceforth to share this honor with us, it seems. Tlie enquiry set on foot to ascertain the causes of the Tay Bridge disaster established the fact that the rear of the train had been lifted bodily from | the rails and thrown against tlie girders be fore the bridge gave way. THE OPPOSITION TO ELAINE. The following from-the Now York Nation j at once the most thoroughly independent nod most influential among Republican journals, may come as a revelation to seme of the Western Blaine worshippers, who little sus. pect the existence within the Republican party of a powerful section, strongly opposed to their idol for reasons purely personal. That Blaine throughout the West is the most popular caudidate, is not to be denied; but it is a sign of ill omen to find a politician's popularity increase as the distance increases from the arena of his political activity. Blaine is most popular where least known ; least populur where those judging cf him aro best qualified to form a correct estimate of his character. This estimate ^s summed up in an opinion the reverse of favorable re specting his personal honor; his sincerity; to say nothing of his "statesmanship," or his idea of statesmanship, which happens to be a very full conception of duty and necessity of skilful work in politics. Of his candidacy as compared with that of Graut, the Nation speaks as follows : There are a good many reasons for fearing that the deep and widespread hostility to a third term, of which there are just now so many manifestations throughout the country, is turning, or is likely to turn, indirectly le the advantage of Mr. Blaine. He is, next to General Grant, undoubtedly the candidate most acceptable to the delegates who have been selected for tin Chicago convention by the machinery of the Republican party. There is much likelihood that, if the mana gers of the Grant " boom " should find it difficult or impossible to secure tlie nomina tion of their candidate, they will "transfer his strength," as the slang phrase is, to Blaine, as the only other candieate who comes near their ideal Président. He is already stronger in the convention than any other candidate but Grant, and lie will not need a great deal of "strength," in add.lion to what lie has already, to make him tlie nominee. Indeed, we do not think it an exaggeration to say that to a large portion of the Republican voters who are just now op posed to Grant solely or mainly through their dislike of a third term, most of the arguments against a third term tell in Blaine's favor. In looking about for an alternative he presents himself to them as tlie most available of the persons to whom these arguments do not apply. His election would not be that "vio lation of tlie unwritten law of the Republic," or that "breach of tlie tradition of t he Fat li en," or "tlie dangerous precedent," of which they hear so much from I hose who are assail ing Grant's candidacy. This is not by any means an unnatural view of the situation for those who haar little or nothing of any objec tions to General Grant except that he has already had two terms. There is every reason, short of actual expe rience, for believing that Hlaine's administra tion would in some particulars be as bad as Grant's, and in many others worse. He has given no more proof than Grant of the pos session of administrative capacity. He has shown even less interest in or knowledge of any of the great political questions by which the country is now agitated. In fact, Ins mental grasp of any such questions seems to be far feebler than Grant's. liiere is in Grant's mind a certain rude and ponderous strength, wliicb only needed a different sort of training to make it an instrument of con siderable power for political purposes; while Blaine's attention seems to be as volatile and superficial as a boy's. As far as regards puri ty of administration, it is to be said for Grant tiiat lie represents corruption per (ilium, which is bad enough, while Blaine would in all probability represent corruption per se, which is far worse. "The Grant crowd," as bis fol lowing is called, were a low, d.slionest, and unsavory set, but they were clumsy, incau tious, and coarse in llieir methods, and were easily found out. Blaine's surrounding would all but certainly be men of the same stamp, as regarde dishonesty and as regards tlie character of their designs on the public treasury and ser vice, but they would he very astute, ingenious and wary, and, while doing even more mis chief, w»uld not contract open alliances with "whisky thieves" or enter into conspiracies witli burglars to break open safes in order to ruin a political enemy. We may besure. too, that the opposition of Blaine's adherents to any of the schemes of reform, whether in ad ministration or legislation, oil which thought ful men all over tlie country have set llieir hearts, and which every sinistei interest dreads, would he as determined as. and more efficacious than, tliat which the "Old Set." and tlie "Senatorial Group" w ere aide to offer un der Grant. In fact, tlie machine—using that term to designate all tlie instrumentalities by which political managers remove the govern ment of the country from the influence of the private morality, the plain common sense, and tlie nobler national aspirations and moods of tlie people—would, in all probability, he more potent under Blaine than under Grant. This much from the leader appearing in the Nation of the sixth of this month. A second article in the same number takes up tlie subject in the following strain : The opposition to Mr. Blaine, though ob scured for the time by tlie whirlwind of pro test against General Grant and the third term, as the more threatening evil, is not less de termined and has even stronger grounds. Mr. Blaine, with the evidence against him still fresh, was typically the objectionable candi date of 1870. He is not less so now. The objections against him are threefold: (l) Mr. Blame is not a statesman or leader, hut a, politician and demagogue. He not, only fails to represent, the great principles or measures, hut does represent the contraries to the Republican principles of 1879—section-I alism and not union, a new deal of spoils and j not administrative reform, a view of human rights paralleled only in the pro-slavery ut- I »«Mi.»«« nF 'r»o /9\ Mr HlaiitR is. if un I terances of '52. (2) Mr. Blaine is, if no j worse, a commercial adventurer by his own | confession, a speculator or " broker " in rail road stocks which had been or were to be j subjects of legislation in Congress. IDs nom ination to the Presidency would he tlie cul mination of tlie speculation which is the curse of these times and has especially been the, curse of tliis country since the war, and it would offer lo younger Amei icans the u'orst possible example oi' wliav auid oi services this country proposes to reward. (3) Blaine is believed, lurtlier, by those who have most fully looked up the facts, to lie personally dis hon'est and corrupt, an objection made only a-ainst him and against Mr. Tilden, but to _ o ____________ _ against many the strongest of alt possible objections. The contradictious between his own letters and " personal explanations," and tlie re finished investigat ions which prostrated him physically and broke liirn down as a candi date in 1870, are for the time over-looked ; it is almost forgotten that there_ js evidence Y a against him. Asa matter of fact, many criminal has been "sent up" oil less, and few business men would care to give a place of trust in their own counting-room to a mail ... .. a e. 1- ...li.lnlo I La ilh the record of this caudidate for Die head ship of the nation TELEGRAMS I BEPOBTED FOK THK MINER BY THK MONTANA CENTRAI. TELEGRAPH COMPANY. FROM ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD! FURTHER PARTICULARS «BEAT FIRE. 91,000,000 Worth of Property Destroyed— The Authorities Colling for Aid Tor the Homeless People. Milton, IV, May 14. —Large quantities of household goods were loaded on the cars and taaen up and down the road, and the fields around the town are filled with goods. During the confusion many articles were stolen. One lady lost sixteen thousand dollars in govern ment bonds. Tlie fire raged so fiercely in the upper part of town that most of the people barely escaped with their lives. The wife of Dr. Cyrus Brown is badly burned and several others are known to be seriously injured. The loss is variously estimated from one to two million dollars, but no accurate estimate can lie given to-night. Tlie mansion of Ex Governor Pollock was destroyed. Sunduby. Pa., May 14.—Tlie scene at Mil ton this morning beggars description. Noth ing remains but black and desolate ruins of the once prosperous town. People spent, last night in houses or lofts, rail works and plain ing mills. Tlie number of houses destroyed is 606. Vaults and books of hanks were uninjured. The people of the town are al most entirely destitute. Provisions have been pouring into town from the surrounding country. A man by the name of Angry, 85 years old, was burned while attempting to save tlie stable of the Poor House. Mrs. Stickner died during the night from fright. The fire originated from sparks from tlie saw mill attached to the car works. The princi pal losses arc Mr. Robert Tanner, *1115,000 ; Heinic,Choohes & Co., $75,000 ; Academy of Music, $-'10,000 ; car shops, $200 ,OOq, iiismaiice $70,000 ; Kuff House, $115,000, insurance $15,. 000, .Hotel, $10,000 ; Broadway House, $20,000 ; Cyrus Brown, druggist, $00,000 . A. L. Mayne, $80,000 ; Swartz Marble works, $10,000 ; J. F. Conger & Son, clothiers, $20. 000; H. Brown, $20,000; Senator Bound, $10,000; churches, reformed, $18,000 ; Catho lics, $10,000; Baptist, $15,000; Methodist, $15,000; Covenanters Evangelical, $10,000. Tlie companies lose as follows : American of Philadelphia, $100,000; Girard, $75,000; Phoenix, of London, $50,000; Lycoming, $100,000; Fire Association, of Philadclphi, $20,000; Farmers of York, $24.000 ; Franklin $40,000; North American, $50,000 ; .Etna, $25,000; Danville Mechanics, $111,000. The aggreggte loss is estimated at $1,000,000. Hai!RIsiii t ku, Pa., May 15.—The mayor lias issued a second urgent, appeal for speedy aid to the sufferers by llie fire at Milton. A PRONPEITOH'N STORY. Utes on tlie War Path. Chicago, May 15. —The Times this morn ing published a story from Lea.lville, told by Jolin Allendotf to a reporter in tliat city re garding tlie terrible massacre of while pros pectors en route to the reservation. Alleudorf says lie left his home in Kansas seven weeks ago with seventeen others equipped for an expedition in search of mineral which they lound on the head waters of the Gunnison river in rich placers which yielded from two to four thousand dollars per day. On May 3d, while the party Was widely scattered, In dians mounted, 500 strong, came down upon the camp, and after massacre ing the whole parly cut llieir bodies into pieces. Alleudorf witnessed the afl'air from the iiioantains, wherehe was hunting. The Utes then carried ofl all the gold and the whole outfit. Alleudorf escaped and walked for several days until he reached a settlement. Telegrams received at Leadville yesterday report that men coming from the reservation say that a party of 25 prospectors were corralled on tlie Gunnison and twelve killed. This is supposed to lie Bradbury's party, which left Del Norte three weeks ago. Gen. McKenzie's column is on the way to tlie rescue. A letter from Nagnaclie says the Utes killed twelve miners forty miles west of that place, and troops from Fort Garland are in pursuit. ■ N. Y. Freni on (he Immigration. New York, May 14.— Tlie Times says: M ire than a hundred thousand immigrants have larded at Castle Garden since January 1st. Forty-six thousand arrived during April and the present rate uf arrivals is about twelve thusand per week. Should tlie volume of this influx continue to increase during the sum mer months, we may reasonably expect fully half a million immigrants will reach our shores tliis year. In Europe this vast exodus lias caused much uneasiupss and it is not to ... , ..... j be looked u P ml witli unmixed satisfaction by the people of this country. There is well I grounded fear tliat our friends are coming I . . , t . upon us much too fast for- their good or ours. j | j Protesting Again*! the Dolt. Chicago, May 14 —Tlie delegation appoint ed to the state convention by the Farwell Hall convention of Cook county Republicans publishes an address setting forth the fact tliat the proceedings of the Farwell Hall conven tion men were regular and gave no cause for ; a bolt, and appealing to delegates trom other . counties to examine carefully into the facts and vote in accordance therewith, in admit a delegation from Cook county to the state convention next Wednesday. The Duchess of Marlborough has so won - upon tlie Irish heart tliat she leaves the coun try tlie title of " tlie Lady Lieutenant," given . sake ; help. i to her for her affection's sake by tlie people sbe has done s« much to help, Some admiring poet said of his best girl a "Upon her face a thousand dimples smile for . me." Which only adds more emphasis to the i adage, "Love is blind." IIow like the mis chief a girl would look with a thousand 1 ,4 ;...... 1 1 a . rati . . 1 dimples on her lace. The poet must have meant freckles. NEW SCHOOL HOUSE WANTED, Tbs Pressât Building Inadequate — Extra, Waste in Renting Suitable Quarters—7 Aaonnt of the Hohoel Tax E affolent for the pose in View—Etc., Ets. Editor Butte Miner : I have been requested by tlie honored t tees of the schools of our city to pr ; through the columns of your friendly the condition and pressing needs of , charge. Tlie closing weeks of a school sion are very important in any place; especially so in a city of rapid growth, ours, because they bring with them the sciousness of large necessities, for which vision must he made. Last year the ment of the schools was about, 300 ; anj trustees, foreseeing tlie inevitable lucres the number of pupils before the openir the tali term, submitted to a vote of the pie the bill authorized by the Terril Legislature of 1879 and providing for issuance of bonds for$5,000. 'Owing to s manifest misunderstanding on the part of voters of tlie district, tlio hill was reje and, when 100 additional pupils prese themselves for admission to the schools trustees found themselves compelled to two outside buildings, besides cutting assembly room valuable for recitation poses. For a time, it seemed as if tlie rooms could not be had, and it was notv tlie 1st of November, two months afar opening of school, tliat the last ami necessary room was obtained. This yen enrollment foots up to 400 and the prof increase during the summer season cm estimated by any reader of this fully as as myself. It cannot be less than it during the same period last year, aij promises to be much greater. Strängt" are entering the schools every week ; as emigration is certainly pointing this ; and the number of children in the t between the ages of four and five years, 1 large that they threaten to fill a new pri department to overflowing as soon as tlie term shall commence. What shall had; Certain carpenters in town are already; ing of erecting cheap structures to lease district next fall, if the people do nuts to build. There is money in it for then, there is money for the «listriel also in i its own provisions. Th« old bill, onct jected, can he resubmitted. The trie deem that the amount ol bonds there ized, $5,U00, will be sufficient to doubk building already in use; and moneye drawn from the school fund to furnish it tlie necessary fixtures. Five thousand i may seem a low estimate of the cost of a large addition, but it must be reinemt that there will be only three «alls toll Lest there may lit* fears tliat we shall i able to fill a building of this siz«, allow to say that, when present rented lmildicjs abandoned, the new building can be filled without tlie increase of a soul is pupilage of tlie place, ll'this project li the approbation of the people, we can» them lliat not a solitaiy loom wiil he pied tlie first day of next term. Jtttt a word to tlie taxpaying citize town regaiding the increase this will in; I lie burden they bear. The bonds paid in seven yeais. This year tin the taxable property of tlie seheol di $1,700,000. Next year it will c. . , easily above $2,000,000 and a i -. increase may be expected in the y low. Taking the present value of pio| as a basis for calculation, the prupmeJI debtcdue.ss of $5.000, distributed tl a period of seven years, «ill increaa present, tax only a hide above a mill on the dollar. The p< o| le always liberal and generous lo a fault good cause, certainly cannot refus little for tlie schools of tlie city. The I and wealthiest city of the Terril boundless' resources for i-he futur, stand third in rank in school Thanks to the generosity of the peopled: the past year, we have on the way li-ow York a tine set of apparatus. Let us le place for it and our schools. Will true friends of education see to it ilia: question is inleiligeiitly discussed in that the bill may be unanimously a eel tlie polls? * R. B. lUs-E How an Arab Lady Perfume* Her In the floor of the tent or hut, as it chance to be, a small hole is excavated ciently large to contain n common chain bottle ; a fire of charcoal or of simply gl*j embers is made within the hole, into tlie woman about to be scented ill» handful of drugs. She then take cloth or "tope " which forms her crouches naked over the fumes, while ranges her robes to fall as a mantle fra neck to the ground like a tent. Sir begins to perspire freely in tlie hot. air and the pores of the skin being tints t'i and moist the volatile oil from the siuct the burning perfumes is immediately sorbed. By the time that tlie fire has the scenting process is completed and her person and robe are redolent with in' with which they are so thoroughly i" nated that 1 have frequently smelt women strongly at full a hundred yai tance when the wind lias been blowing 1 their direction .—Sir William linker. Infernal flat-nine. New York, May 13.—A dastardly a' was made, by some party or parties unk' to kill the Spanish consul, Hypolilu Dm 1 by means of an infernal machine in a|'^ concealed among his letters, about] inches long and three wide, done upj brown paper box. He used his pen kn» open it, and immediately he took the ' off the box there was a loml explosin" some halls of fire shot out of the bos,l ||l! tlie carpet and the consul's coat and sc® his hands, but doing no other daiuag' examination of the box showed that in pose was to kill the persons who open* Inside of it was a quantity of gum«)" 1 large percussion cap, and what is siil>l*' ,; " be nitro-glycerine. It was postmarked adelpliia. Private detectives have las to work. The consul general has no i' 1 t-> who sent him the deadly package, but raised that it was a Cuban plot to destr 1 life of the Spanish officer.