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FISK BROS. R. E. FISK, Publishers. Editor THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 1888. THE WEEKLY HERALD. A Valuable Premium L'st for the Year 1888 Attention is called to the premiums of fered for subscribers to the Weekly Her at.:). The list comprises a large number of interesting and valuable publications, which are sent without charge to all prepaying subscribers, old and new, whose names are now upon or to l»e added to our books. For $3.50 The Herald aDd any one of the several great weekly prints named in the advertisement will be sent for one year. Prices are stated for The Herald and one or the other of the illustrated atlases, which we have arranged to furnish. STORMS in Dakota Thursday and Fri day drifted the snow badly and the Northern Pacific has been unable to move a freight train west of Fargo for two days. Ex -President Grkvy's son-in-law Wilson, was not saved from prosecution and punishment by Grevy's resignation. There will be little sympathy for Wilson but much for Grevy. The whole civilized world is waiting with sympathetic anxiety the final pang that shall end the sufferings of the Crown Prince of Germany. Power and wealth and human skill can do nothing more There is not a healthy person in the world, however poor, who would change places with the heir of the greatest monarchy of Europe.__ As far as heard from Mr. Cleveland s allies in the low tariff and free trade scheme are— Chairman Mills. The Dominion of Canada. The Empire of Great Britain. These three have reported. Milla is pleased. Canada is delighted. Great Britain is jubilant, it is a triple alliance. A glorious campaign is promised. Let the Democratic brethren all "jine Oi k British cousins seem to be taking extra precautions to prevent the Sullivan Mitchell mill. First one is arrested and then the other. The true inwardness of the matter appears to be the fear of Britons generally that the Boston bruiser is too much for the English champion and they do not desire to be humiliated by a lass of the ring colors. The Irish Ameri can is a terror whom English science and brawn don't aeom anxiona to ftvoa im » square, stand np fight. To illustrate the fallacy of the Presi dents assumption that the duty on the im ported article increased the price to the consumer in this country by precisely that amount, Dr. Morray Butler recently stated before the Republican club of Paterson, N.' J : "Our Pennsylvania road has just ordered 50,000 tons of steel rails at $31.50. The present price in England is $24, duty $17, cost of transportation and other charges $4. If Cleveland was correct the American price should be $45, instead of $3150." _ The original appropriation of $1,200,000 asked for the proposed new postofiice building at St. Paul has been cut down one-half by the House committee. St. Paul kicks. The sum only equals that ap propriated for the Minneapolis postoffice, a building which two years after its con struction was found to be too small to ac commodate the business required of it The idea of the St. Paul people is to com mence with the $(>00,000, make it go as far as it will, and then call for the other half to complete the building wanted. De Lessees has postponed the date of completing his canal from 1800 to an in definite fntnre, and further announces that it will not be attempted at present to make it a sea level canal, but locks will be substituted with the promise at some future time to carry out the original de sign, if the earnings of the canal will war rant it and furnish the means. This is an inglorious though not unexpected ter mination of the magnificent boasts and promises of De Lesseps. In all probability the Nicaragua canal will be finished first and cost less money than the Panama canal, taken in its present condition. The Rocky Fork road is in a hard row 1 a petrified forest, of stumps, as it were. Attachment after attachment is beiDg plastered upon it—as many and as thick as mortgages upon a Montana newspaper after a "boom" management has got through with it. The latest we hear of is a suit instituted by the Northern Pacific, demanding $1,350 for unpaid freight jaw boned over the road by the Rocky Fork projectors. Attorney Goddard, of the N. P. at Billings, has attached snch prop erty of the defaulting company as any where appeared in sight. The dispatches to-day announce the dis covery of the sarcophagus of Alexander the Great at Saida. This is a small Medi terranean port near the site of the ancient city of Sidon, which opened its gates to Alexander in the year 323 B. C. Alexander died at Babylon in May or June, 333 B. C., and it is said his body was deposited in a golden coffin by Plotomy at Alexandria. What subsequently became of the coffin or body is unknown. We accept with many grains of allowance the story of finding his sarcophagus at Saida. If it should prove trne and contain the dust of the great conqueror of the world, it will revive interest in the Greek empire that he founded and be a new reason for restor ing Macedon to the Greeks and the restore* tion of the dust of her greatest son to the land that geve him birth. REPUBLICAN CLUBS. The March North American opens with a symposium on the subject of "Permanent Republican Clubs,'' in which a score or more of prominent Re publican leaders participate, beginning with Foster, President of the League. There is a general consensus of opin ion as to the importance of these organ izations, if we except John S. Wise, of Virginia, who gives very good reasons why the organization would not be ad visable in Virginia and geuerally in the South, though Johnson, of Maryland, and Bradley, of Kentucky, spoke as heartily in favor of the movement as any of their Northern confreres. Nearly every writer contributes some new idea or takes some different view of the field to be occupied by such an organization and how to cultivate that field. .Some of the prominent points brought out are to the effect that the work of the Republican party is not ended, that as a permanent organization it must take up new questions involving the welfare and progress of the nation; must promote sound principles and diffuse general information ; must prevent the growth of bossism and chasten personal aspir ations to be subservient to the general party interests. This age of progress is a standing witness to the value of organization and co-operation. Independent personal action in au organized society is im possible. Individual ability, energy and influence can all be made more produc tive in working through organization. So too, permanent organizations are pre ferable to temporary ones. In these brief letters it cannot be ex pected that all the advantages of the proposed organization would be touched. The greatest of all advantages, as it seems to us, would be the work done in the intervals between campaigns, not only in drawing lessons from past ex perience, correcting mistakes and im proving advantages, but in exploring and opening up new fields for action. We should expect from a permanent organization to see some honorable, con sistent, worthy foreign policy for the nation to pursue steadily, mapped out in grand outline to accompany a general internal policy to co-operate with. Let the Republicans of Helena or ganize such a permanent club at an earlv dav. SEKIOUS BUSINESS. Leaving at one side the relative merits and demerits of the railroad companies and their employes, there remains a third party, the great general public, whose interests are involved and who therefore have some right to be heard and protected. The transportation of mails, freight and passengers is too great an interroi tu bo Wy strikes. If the construction of railroads is. of such general importance as to justify resort to eminent domain by which private property may be con demned and transferred, it is a matter of equal importance at least that these roads should be operated, without which their construction subserves no public good. The roads have built up large communities which depend for current daily supplies upon the running of rail road trains. Neither the railroads alone r their employes alone, or both to gether, are chiefly interested in the operation of the roads. Either the States or the national government have a clear right to inter pose for the protection of the public and say that the roads shall be run and the public necessities shall not be put in peril by either the railroad companies or their employes. Tribunals should be created to hear and determine finally all conflicts of interest, and meanwhile the service must be allowed to go on. There is no alternative. If ordinary legislation cannot reach the case, as we believe it can, the public is strong enough to change the fundamental law and confer such power. Corporations engaged in the business of common carriers stand in a different relation to the public from other em ployments, and there is not the same reason why the State should legislate generally on the subject of strikes and lock-outs. Murat Halstead opposes in vigorous style in the North American the proposed assumption of the telegraph by the national government under the significant title of "Increase of the Standing Army." His chief objection is that only two per cent, of our people use the telegraph ; that ex perience in England under more favorable circumstances shows that it will not pay, bat cause an annual deficit of ten millions of dollars. He denies that the Western Union plant could be duplicated for one fourth the capital stock of that company, with all its watery element. It is well to hear all sides of this question, and is never wise to ignore difficulties and objections In reading Halstead's article we coaid not refrain from the running objections that would apply equally well to our postoffice system carrying letters and printed matter. The whole business of transporting mes sages by any means seems to be naturally associated. The best point made in favor of the Western Union is the showing that messages are really carried cheaper in this country than by the government service in England. A duty of 50 per cent on foreign pottery productions has encouraged the industry in this country to snch an extent, drawing in capital and skilled labor into home pro duction so far that prices to the consumers are only half as mach as they were before ander a duty of 24 per cent. Independent: Judge Liddell may be able to give the boys some snre-thing tips on striking it in the Louisiana lottery. THE IfEW TARIFF HILL. The laboring mountain has brought forth and the anxious friends are some what relieved to find the breath of life remains after all the pains and perils gone through. But now comes a double anxiety, for there is the bantling to worry over as well as the mother. While the doctors are looking after the ex hausted parent, the army of wet .and dry nurses, with their simples and red flannel, are scampering around in fren zied style to keep the breath of life in this beir of great expectations. Some may hastily imagine that the bill reported is as good as passed. It would have been stranger still if a com mittee organized for this express pur pose could not produce a revenue reform bill. The only wonder that can rationally be entertained is that it took so long to bring out what had been agreed upon before con gress assembled. Morrison succeeded as far as this with his 20 per cent hori zontal reduction bill, but he did not even get it through the House, and not withstanding that the bill reported is on the whole more moderate than we antic ipated, it will be more moderate still before it passes even the House. Sugar duty is reduced less than anticipated in deference to Louisiana democracy. The new duty on pig iron is given at $0.00 per ton instead of three-tenths cent per pound. If anyone can figure out a reduction on that basis he will do better than we can. But it is of little use to consider the details of the bill. These will be greatly changed before the bill can pass the House. And if it ever reaches the Senate in anything like its present shape, it will not pass. It is enough for Montana to know that it puts wool on the free list and re duces the duty on lead and copper. In these respects it deals a staggering blow to some of our leading industries. Be tween the higher wages that our sheep men have to pay for help and the high rates of transportation to market, we cannot raise wool to profit against foreign competition. There is no profit in the business now, and with prices still further reduced the fate of the business is sealed unless cheaper wages and lower transportation rates can be secured. Our sheep men have been compelled by experienced losses to spend more for shed, and to fence hay lands and put up hay. They are just about holding their own on this increased plane of expenditure. They cannot well stand a further reduction. But we do not despair, because we do notjbe lieve the bill will ever pass in this form through the present Congress, and after another general election we do not be lieve there will be a Congress in which such a bill, will ever be introduced. The bill sacrifices the agriculturalists, and tbcj mr hilcHigvutf cuvugU iv r»w I v «u«A strong enough to prevent it. The blow struck at our mineral products is just as fatal. The reduction of the duty on lead will prevent the profitable working of a considerable portion of our silver mines, which are are only worked to profit by the prices now pro cured for the lead. Our copper mines will also suffer in the extended competi tion with countries .„.where labor is cheaper as well as machinery and trans portation. It is our mssfurtune k that the greatest of all the metal-producing sections of the country is almost unrepresented in Congivss. iVith our proportionate rep resentation no such measure could have any show of success. As a general observation upon the whole bill we can confidently affirm that consumers will not perceive any reduc tion of prices. The benefit will be divided between the foreign importers and the middlemen. The classes most needing and deserving protection will not he benefitted tp any perceptible extent. It is not a measure that will benefit the wage earners, wh.l? it strikes down a large class of those producing raw material. We still favor protection to manufac turers on general principles, but if man ufacturers join iu the league to wage war upon the producers of raw material, they will soon be compelled to drink of the same cup. We are more and more coming to the conlusion that the proper line of action for those in favor of general protection to farmers, wage-earners and manufac turers alike, is to move for the entire abolition of internal revenue taxes. The country seems blindly bent on reducing revenues without providing for the pay ment of debt or the building of a navy. Let the tobacco and whisky tax go, then, with all the officials and machinery con nected with this department. That would conciliate some of the Southern States and put them in interest along with the party that favors a protective tariff. The eighty thousand dollars which Con gress is willing to appropriate at this time for the Helena public building may be enongh to cover the cost of the gronnd and perhaps give a start to the structure, but will hardly go beyond. To secure complete anything like the building at present needed not less than a quarter million of dollars will be required. Far tber than this it is not necessary to specu late just now, bnt within the next five years Helena will want and demand a building the cost of which will exceed a half million of dollars. * Where the employes are admitted to a participation in the general profits of the business, strikes are unknown. It seems to ns this pointa the way to a trne solution of all conflicts between labor and capital. March comes in something like a lion and we trust will go out like a lamb. BULLION CERTIFICATES. In the North American for March Senator Stewart gives more fully the ideas and purpose embodied in the bill that he has introduced in the Senate. In brief, he proposes to fully remonetize silver, taking all that is offered at the treasury and issuing therefor coin cer tifictates, the same for silver as for gold at the present rate of sixteen to one as the relative value of the two metals. This new species of currency with a metallic base of equal breadth would, as he thinks, be the best money the world has ever seen. It would soon displace the legal tender and national bank notes, nearly seven hundred millions which have no metal base, except the $100,000,000 reserve of gold in the treas ury. It Would wind up shortly all banks of issue and confine the banking busi ness exclusively to deposit, discount and exchange. Stewart thinks, with good reason, that the loss of certificates would fully equal the cost of coinage and other incidental expenses, so that the govern ment could well afford to buy all bul lion offered at full price and issue coin certificates at once. We should soon have but one kind of money—gold and silver, or paper representing these metals. The fear that we should be inundated with foreign silver is not overlooked, but is reduced to very moderate dimensions. He estimates the amount of silver bul lion in Europe and America at less than $10,000,000, and the entire mass of coined silver in Europe at less than one billion. The difference in the rates of value between silver and gold in Europe and America would prevent its being bought up in Europe to be shipped to the United States. It would be a losing game. He asserts as a fact that the present ratio of production of silver to gold is not greater than during the 200 years preceding 1875. Such action on the part of this coun try, we have not the least doubt in the world, would be a grand success and give us the full control of all the money markets in the world and very soon the greatest share of the business, commerce and trade in the world. Our coin based certificates would soon become the favor ite currency of the world. While we do not expect to see this measure adopted at once or without a struggle, we believe it is coming. THE IDEM OF MARCH. To-morrow is the 4th of March, and President Cleveland has only one more year left of his official term. Of couise, after all he said in his inaugural against a second term, he will not be a candi date for re-election. Those words stand nnrecalled by their author, and if he is a man of fixed purpose and consistent action, claimed for him by his admirers, A/y «^.4 Pftn Kaut Kp CQU1 (\ ©«••**♦• ~ —• nomination. The Democrats will point with some show of triumph to the fact that the country has continued to pros per under Democratic administration. But the sufficient reply will be that ours is a government of law and that the laws have not been changed in my ma terial respect from the shape into which they were fashioned by Republican policy. Only the office-holders have been changed. In all else the govern ment is running on the Republican track. With a free trade congress and a free trade president the country would soon drift back to the sorry plight in which Buchanan left it, without surplus or credit, weak and divided. À Repub lican Senate has stood in the breach and saved us from the ills naturally conse quent on Democratic ascendency. Andrew Carnegie writes in the March North American on "The President's Puz zle—the Surplus," and shows most con vincingly the shallowness of the reasoning that concludes that any surplus reduction can come from lowering the duties. The the treasury surplus is no more than hap pens in any case where a man keeps the money in his pocket w^th which he ought to pay his debts. There will be $230,000, 000 of national debt fall due in three years, and it will take a surplus of $75, 000,000 each year to furnish the means to pay it when it falls due. Instead of waiting till the money falls due with the accumulated inter est, is it not better to apply the surplus as fast as it accumulates and save a part of the interest that otherwise must be paid in fall. It doesn't require a high degree of intelligence to comprehend the advantage of snch a course. The adminis tration and the Democratic party seems to be acting upon the false assumption that oar war debt is paid. Congress has been in session three months and has j ust passed through the House a bill to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to buy up and cancel outstanding bonds. If this had been done at once, as the seeming gravity of the case demanded, $180,000 might have been saved the country, and the $40,000, 000 8nrplns would have been out at work earning other dollars and famishing labor to idle bands. Inter Mountain: The advices fail to state why it is necessary to get Liddell oat of Louisiana, or what confederate regiment he served in dming the war to destroy the Union, bat it seems that his services were sufficiently eminent to call for the recogni tion of a Democratic president, and the people of Montana most take their medi cine. This is the second intimation that the President has given of the fact that he considers the Louisiana delegation to the St. Lonis convention in need of carefnl at tention. This now seems to be a govern ment of the solid South, by the solid, South and for the solid South. We trust it is not necessary in this connection to call at tention to the home rale plank in the last national Democratic platform. Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria^ GENERAL TERRYTO RETIRE Vacancies of Major General and Brig adier General in Prospective. Miles and Crook, Brooke and Otis Prom inent in the Line of Promotion. Washington, March 1. —[Special to y «Herald.]— Current report here is to the fftet that Major General Alfred H. Terry, commanding Division of the Missouri, with headquarters at Chicago, will retire from active service soon after the expira tion of his present leave of absence, several months of which has been spent in Florida in recuperation of bis health. That this report is credited in military circles is inferred from certain army and political influences at work for General N. A. Miles, commanding Department of Arizona, and also in behalf of General George Crook, commanding Department of the Platte, both of whom are being pushed for the succession. Generd Crook is believed to stand first in the preference of the head of the army. General Sheridan, and the Secre tary of War, and the President will prob ably conform to their choice. The Briga dier vacancy, which occurs in the event of the retirement of Terry and the promo tion of Miles or Crook, will, it is anticipated, bring on a lively contest in which a half dozen candidates are expected to take part. A number of these candidates have already been here or have had their friends investigating the situation and inquiring into their chances. The impression is pretty general that Colonel John R. Brooke, Third Infantry, commanding the Military District of Montana, stands first for the Brigadier succession, with Colonel Elwell S. Otis, Twentieth infantry, commanding at Fort Atsinaboine, as second choice. THE CU1JDEN CAMPAIGN* Cleveland derives a good deal of com fort from the fact that the free trade cam paign on which he has launched the democracy is assured the moral and mone tary support of the Cobden club. The mugwumps, too, are free traders, and are confidently relied on as unswerving allies of the British policy adopted by the administration. In recent numbers of Harper's and Fuck are cartoons commit ting both publications to the president's new departure. The time having come when he could most safely do so, Curtis, the apostate, who has posed as a reformer, throws off his deceitful mask, and openly marshals his troops in the Cobden column. Curtis and his fellow mugwumps opposed Blaine, not on personal grounds, as they pretended, bnt because he upheld a policy that protected American labor and fos tered American industries. Their attitude toward the Republican party—the party of progress and protection—is unchanged since Blaine's refusal to again permit the use of his name before a presidential con tention. The real animas of mngwumn defection is now pretty clearly exposed, and the treachery of Curtis can no longer mislead any one. Capital Chat. The latest report is that oar new Jadge is a temperance man and somewhat of a prohibitionist, bnt before lending it cred ence it wonld be well to remember that he is a Liddell and comes from Louisiana. * * * There has been much speculation as to whether or not the new Jndge has a son. It is still an undecided question, but some one says his clerk will be a Mr. Jones—he has been waiting to get even with the Jones family for some time. * * * Colonel Wheeler thinks Judge Liddell should not be called a carpet-bagger, as he is witbont doubt an old time Montanian. He comes from Louisiana, and Montana was originally part of the Louisiana pur chase. Hence tne conclusion. * ,r * "Who are those two Englishmen?" asked an old-timer to-day, pointing to two fig ures walking up Broadway, carrying cape overcoats and cane. "Those are not Eng lishmen," replied his companion. "They are Will Wallace and Secretary Webb, who have been to America." * * * "Pshaw," or something ^ronger, said a disgusted citizen as he stepped ont of the postoffice yesterday with an armful of papers. "This is the way my mail comes now—none at all for some time, and then three days' mail in a bunch. If the administration would substitute a little mail service reform in place of tariff reform how mach happier we would be.'' * * * Mayor Kenyon, of Butte, is expected in Helena to-day. It i9 understood that the City Council, Board of Trade, Y. M. C. A. and other societies will turn out to escort him up from the depot as it is his first visit to Helena. A young Capitalian, by the way, asserts that that was the platform on which Kenyon was elected Mayor of Butte—his opponent had been to Helena and he had not. From the present visit of the popular official, there fore, we infer that he is not a candidate for re-election. We hope that our people will vie with one another to acquaint him with the many fine points of our city gov ernment. A committee should be ap pointed to show him onr paved and level streets, anti-deluvian cross-walks, oar sani tary system of sewerage as evidenced in the Last Chance flume, our superior drain age facilities as demonstrted in the Dry gulch sluice-box, our absolute immunity from contagions disease guaranteed by the worms and bull frogs in the East Side water, our freedom from fires secured by building fire places on a wooden floor, the clean and wholesome condition of our streets and alleys and several other points abont onr municipal economy that cannot fail to interest the chief executive of the little town over the range. Let not the son go down on his coming nntil he is familiarized with onr cityfied superiority. Washington Gossip. The Washington Star of the 25th inst. says. "The latest gossip in society circles is that Secretary Bayard and Mrs. Folsom are to be married and that Mrs. Folsom has gone abroad to secure her tronsean. Many people regard the matter as a joke, bnt it is talked about a good deal. It is said the announcement was made recently at a West End tea." How the News Was Received. There was a judgeship in Montana, To be filled by his Adipose Honah ; So he appointed Liddell, And Savage cried, "H— 1 !" And the Joneses all shouted, "Hosannah !' MINERS' PETITION. Appeals to Congress and the Chief Executive on the Mineral Land Question. The executive committee of the Mon tana Mineral Land Convention have form ulated the following petition, which will be circulated throughout the Territory for signatures: To His Excellency the President of the United States and to the Senators and Representatives in Congress Assembled : Your Petitioners most respectfully submit: That they are all citizens of the United States, or have declared their intention to become such, and are residents ot the Ter ritory of Montana. • That they are all interf sted.in the pro tection and development of the mineral resources of said Territory. That the Northern Pacific Railroad Com pany claims nearly all the odd numbered sections of the surveyed portion ol the mineral lands of said Territory, bearing gold, silver, lead or copper, and has already caused the same to be certified to itsell for patent by the United States land officers of said Territory. That said certification has Lsen based upon certain plats made by tha deputy United States surveyors, and now on tile in the respective United States land offices in said territory, showing these lands so cer tified to be non-mineral in their character; which said plats are erroneous, ia that they designate large quantities of mineral land as agricultural, mountainous and moun tainous timber lauds. That under the present acts of congress, and the various decisions of the supreme court of the United States construing such acts, there is little, if any hope of correct ing the existing errors and of preventing said railroad company from acquiring title to these lands. That only within a few years has quartz mining proved a paying industry in Mon tana, and therefore the lands bearing the precious metals are to a large extent unde veloped. That millions of dollars are now invested and being invested in the development of such resources, the benefit of which will inure to said railroad company, if it is permitted to acquire title to the lands already certified to. and to which it is not entitled. That unless relief is granted said rail road company will soon acquire the abso lute title to nearly one-half of the mineral land of this Territory. That the acquirement of title to these lands by the said raiin.ad company would not only work irreparable iüjury to the in dustries of the Territory of Montana, and materially retard its progress, but would deprive all citizens ot the United States of the right given them by the statutes to locate and appropriate our miaeral lands, and would create one of the most colossal monopolies that has ever existed. Now, therefore, We most respectfully and earnestly pray that snch legislation be bad as will preserve the mineral lands of the Territory of Montana, bearing the precious metals, to the citizens of the United States, and prevent the Northern Pacific railroad company from acquiring any lands to which it is not clearly entitled ander its grant. A BUTTE VILLAIN. A Young Girl Ruined by a Heartless Lover. Another scandal has come to light in the other chapter to the old story of woman's love and trustfulness and man's basent«?. The parties concerned lived in Walkerville and are said to be eminently respectable, good people. On account of the high social standing of the yonng lady, the Inter Mountain withholds the names of the principals, but gives the following account of the amour : The lady had been fn the habit of re ceiving occasional visits from a handsome yonng Irishman, who was employed in the Anaconda mine for some two or three years past, and as time passed these visits be came more and more frequent. As he was fine looking and possessed of good address, the villian experienced little difficulty in winning the love of this pare minded and inexperienced girl, and as he basely pre tended to be very much enamored of her, she gave him all the wealth of her honest, confiding nature. Having won her love, the next step was to work her ruin. When the betrayed girl learned of her condition she besought him to make the only repara tion he could for the evil he had wrought by marrying her, and her tears and en treaties so moved him that he consented to do so and arranged with Father Van de Ven to perform the ceremony. The day before the marriage was to have been solemnized the scoundrel absconded ; all subsequent efforts to discover his where abouts have been futile. The heart broken girl, with whose fair name no whisper of suspicion has ever been as sociated, and her aged and sorrowing parents have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community in this the hour of their dire affliction. THE NEIHART BRANCH. Its Completion ThisSeason an Assured Fact. it The building of immense reduction works at this place, says the Great Falls Tribune, will be supplemented by tne con struction of a branch of the Montana Cen tral to Neihart and Clendenin, an enter prise of the highest importance to Great Falls, as it will render the Little Belt Mountain mining region wholly tributary to this city. This branch (which will be a continuation in part of the line to Sand Coulee) will be completed the present sea son, and it will create a boom at Neihart and the Barker district- that will be felt throughout North« rn Montana. With railroad communication and the development of mines that will follow, we look to see Neihart, Clendenin and Yogo furnish hundreds of tons of rich ore daily for the redaction works at this place. Unfounded Report. The last issue of the Butte Mining Jour nal stated that small pox had appeared among the workmen at both ends of the Wickes tnnnel, and that in consequence several laborers were leaving and the con tractors found it difficult to prosecute the work for lack of bands. The Herald telephoned the tunnel this morning and ascertained that there was no truth what ever in the report. The men are all heaKhy at all the camps near Wickes and there is not a case of small pox nearer than Butte. The contractors were very much surprised and indignant to hear that such a report had been published and are at a loss to account for its origin. They are working fall handed and are making excellent progress. There is not a case of sickness at the tnnnel. Bill Passed. Washington, March 3. —The House, by a vote of 197 to 4, passed the Pacific rail, way telegraph bill. Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria^ MINING MINUTES. The Anaconda Bonds a Property in Missoula County—-Other Notes. [Northwest Tribune (Stevensviilej], The White Cloud mine, located on the head of Eight Mile creek, and owned by Themas C. Marshall, R. J. Latimer and Bowden 6c Jamison, was bonded to the Anaconda Company last week for $12,000, bond to expire six months from date. Tt# company will be;;in development during this month, and if the property meets their expectations a branch road will be run from Florence to the mine. In this section there are a number of good locations which will doubtless be worked this season m they only need an introduction. The Helena & V ictor Mining Company are working two shifts in the Elizabeth tunnel, and are in 450 feet where they are cross cutting. Exploring is kept up in the Curlew shaft, and the usual amount of high grade ore is being taken out. As soon as the spur is put in they will make regular shipments to Wickes. The Whippoorwill & Last Chance Min ing Company have been taking out some fine ore this week, and have contracted to sink a shaft to tap the face of the tunnel. They have started the work and will push it as last as possible. The Corvallis Netc Idea says: The Mis soula Mining Co. will put a force of men to work on the mines n the Mineral Hill when the snow goes off. This company has some beautiful mining property which, with a little development, may startle the mining men of Montana. Tom C. Mar shall was in town last week, and he told us that the company would have a meet ing soon, and that they were going to work the mines this sommer for all there is in them. Butte Miner: The first annual meeting of the Constitution Mining, Milling and Prospecting Company was held yesterday evening. It is a newly organized company, and although but little development work has been done, the owners are satisfied they have a veritable bonanza. The mines, five in number, are located about six miles northeast of Butte, on the main range of the Rockies. The superintendent sub mitted a report which was especially grati fying to the owners present, and it was de cided to place twenty-five thousand shares of the capital stock upon the market, the proceds of which will be 3olely used for the development of the mine. The capital stock of the company is $1,500,000 divided into shares of $5.00 each. The following officers were elected yester day : President, M. D. Pratt ; Vice Presi dent, Christian Weideman ; Secretary Sim eon Kemper; Treasurer, Isaac Lownsbro; additional directors, Isador Strasburger and J. E. Coeneur. FURNACESATGREATFALLS Smelting Works on a Large Scale at the Manitoba-Montana Town. St. Paul special : A contract has been concluded between the Great Falls Water Power Company of Montana aDd the Mon tana Smelting Company, by which the last named corporation is to proceed with the erection of smelting furnaces at the Great Falls of the Missouri on a larger scale than has ever before been undertaken, making the largest plant of the kind in the world. The Montana Smelting Company is com pany is composed of practically the batne gentlemen that are interested in the Colo rady Smelting company of Pneblo, one of the largest establishments in Colorado. The company has acquired 250 acres of chased 2,500,000 brick, all that can be ob tained at Great Falls and Helena, for the erection of their buildings. Contracts for the bnildings and plant have already been made, 25,000 tons of metal from the Mon tana mines contracted for, and the new works will be in active operation by Au gust of the present year. The capital stock of the new company is $1,500,000, which will l>e increased as required, and their plans call for the expenditure of nearly $2,000,000 for the erection of fur naces and structures to accommodate ths business that is to be done. A Strange Item. We sometimes hear a newspaper item called "strange," if it happens to relate to some nnnsaally startling incident. It is the news which it conveys, that is strange, and not the item itself. The following information is neither startling nor strange, and yet it will be read by musical people with as much interest as if it were more thrilling. Among the new musical publi cations of the month »>.re the following : "Assyrian Monarch March," by Smith, piano, (50 cts.); "Fire and Flame Galop,'' piano, by Gobbaerts, (40 cts.) ; "Valse," Chopin, piano, (40 cts.), and "Rondo," by Mendelssohn, (60 cts.), as played by the wonderful child pianist, Josef Hofmann. And then come these choice vocal pieces : "A Ballad of Dreamland," by J. K. W., (30 cts.); "Last Wishes,' - song by Gounod, (40 cts.) : "Ask if I Love Thee," a choice song by Marion, (40 cts.) ; "God Guard Thee, Love," a quartet for male voices, by Nevin, (20 cts.); "Starry Heaven," a duet, by Pinsnti, (50 cts.), and a "Caprice" for the guitar, by Foster, (25 cts ). Any of these new pieces sent to any address on re ceipt of price, by the publishers, Oliver Ditson & Co., Boston, Mass. Killing Fish with Giant Powder. Says the Missoula Times of yesterday : Forty-six ChinameD, camped on the Davis' ranch, Bitter Root railroad, were arrested Monday .charged with killing trout with giant powder. They were brought in by Sheriff Hey fron aud lodged on the second floor of the court house, which was con verted into a temporary jail. Hearing yes terday was postponed until to-day. it is asserted that these Chinamen bave been killing fish by the wholesale, and the Rod and Gun Club have taken the matter in band and propose to enforce the law. The Clnb will see that all provisions of the law are enforced, and it is understood that they will stop the dumping of sawdust into the trout streams. Probably there is no mill man in the county so poor as to be unable to take care of his sawdust, but if so the club will give him the necessary assistance. The Pope's Coronation. Rome, March 2. —To-day was observed as the anniversary of the coronation of the Pope. His Holiness received the congrat ulations of the Sacred college, Cardinal Sacconi, dean of the college, delivering the address. The Pope replied in an animated speech. He lamented p ore than than ever hisposition, which, he said, was nnbearable. He declared if the Italian government did not prohibit the jubilee fetes it Was in its owu interest that it acted and not from any feelings of re spect for the Holy See. The Catholic world must be aware of the situation. No arrangement with the government was possible until the independence of the Papacy was restored. Another Sugar Syndicate. Boston, March 2. —The Commerce Bulletin will announce to morrow tl formation of a stock company in this cit which expects to control the entire sorgui crop of the country throngh the use of new patent process.