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We are charged with flaunting the
bloody shirt we suppose because we charge
that this free trade shoot of the Democratic
party is dictated by the southern leaders of
that party for the purpose of emptying the
treasury and preventing the payment of
pensions to the soldiers of the war. That
is cur firm conviction, and every circum
stance tends to confirm us in that opinion.
The surplus has all been coddled and
worked up for no other purpose. There is
no need of having a dollar of surplus.
Offers of bonds are refused every day and
the debt might thus be paid off and inter
est saved by the million if those in charge
of the treasury did not prefer to use it for
political capital. We know that
protection ha* givéïi us booming pros
perity at the North and given us the
means to reduce our great debt and pay some
of the debt we owe our soldiers, and we
know that free trade means ruin to manu
factures and low wagts, idleness and
poverty to our workingmen. If we would
not fight such a policy, injurious to every
body in this country, South as well as
North, we should be unworthy of having
such a country. In advocating protection
we know that we are not seeking any sec
tional advantage. It is a policy that will
benefit the South as well as the North,
and is the only policy that ever will help
to make the South as prospérons as
the North. We are not mistaken
in our opinion as to the inspiring
motive of the Southern leaders in this tree
trade crusade. It certainly does not come
from Northern Democrats, for nearly all
the free trade Democrats at the North,
like Frank Hurd and Morrison, have been
retired by their own constituents. The
time has been when several of the South
ern states favored protection, when they
needed it less and were in worse shape to
profit from it. And we expect to see that
condition of things again. We are certain
of it. The South stands in a false posi
tion. It is without free ballot, and there
is no more use denying it than there is
good in charging it.
It is not a distinction we particularly
care to boast abont, bnt the Herald rises
to remark that it seems to occupy a first
floor and front room prominence in Demo
cratic thought and diecussion. Editor
Dickerson will pardon us if we as
sume that the directorate, (the
power behind the throne) intended in
the recent change of manage
ment something more, or rather less, thnn
a total surrender of the Independent space
to the evening paper. However, we desire
to testify to the discernment of the new
editor and to bid him welcome to the
Herald columns for texts and topics
wherewith to enliven the "organ" banting.
As long as the stockholders are willing to
furnish the means with which to
ran the machine, the "organ" is privileged
to draw upon the Herald for material
with which to freshen np its pages.
The Independent asserts that but 3,000
tons of lead were imported into this coun
try in 1887. This, at the rate of 2,000
pounds per ton, would make only 6,000,000
pounds. Now, referring to Spoflord's
American Almanac lor 1888, which gives
from official sources the amonnt of lead in
pigs and bars, imported for the year ending
June 30, 1887, we find the (amount given
as 11,148,211 pounds, on which, according
to the same authority, a duty of 2 cents
per'ponnd was paid. And the amonnt of
duty at that rate and on that quantity is
given at $222,964. We don't know what
kind of statistic our neighbors use, bnt we
can give our authority for what we have
said and can only concede erro rwhen we
see some better anthority.
The Sunday paper, "in explanation,"
gives all the reasons except the right one
why its projected issues through the week
have not materialized. Neither the.HER
ald nor Mr. Harrison has ,in keeping the
"little concern 'round the corner." The
question boiled down, simply amounts to
this: Is a dickering Democrat worth the
price he puts upon himself ? Is
there enough loose Republican money
ready and reachable to guarantee the debts
and provide for the expenses of a sheet
which no party in existence would think
of buying unless persistent begging and
importuning had cost men their reason.
That's just about thesizeof it—compressed
in a nutshelL__
The South furnishes most of the Demo
cratic Congressmen and electoral votes and
has a perfect right to control the policy of
the Democratic party, as it always has
done and always will do. If the North
wants a policy to suit its own interests and
ideas it must shake off the Democratic
party. ___
Victims of Typhoid Fever.
Marietta, O., August 5.—Frank H.
Chamlierlain died this evening of typhoid
fever. Of those who partook of the college
alnmni dinner, June 27th, more than
twenty have been seriously ill with ty
phoid fever. Chamberlain is the third to
die and others are dangerously sick.
Bill Approved.
Albany, N. Y., August 1.— Governor
Hill has approved a bill passed by the
legislature at its recent session abolishing
hand labor and state manufacturing in all
penal institutions of the state. The attorney
general decides that the bill applies to all
penitentiaries and reformatories as well as
state prisons.
Cattle Plague.
New York, August 7.—The recent sud
den changes in the weather had the effect
of suddenly developing plenro pneumonia
among cattle in and about the city. In
Wotchestcr county the Bureau of Animal
Industry ordered the distraction of two
hundred head
Lumber »ill Burned.
Ottawa, Angnst 1.—E. B. Eddy's lum
ber mill at Birchton burned this afternoon,
together with the entire season's cot,
valued at $420,000 and a number of the
workmen's houses and tool houses were
lost. The total loss amounts to $300,000,
on which there $100,000 insurance.
Welcome Kain.
AlClllSON, Ks., Angus'. 5.—A heavy
lain occurred this morning in eastern and
northern Kansas as far west as the Colo
rado line and north in Nebraska to Omaha.
The benefit to crops is immense.
So far from being in a war-like frame of
mind, we are anxious for peace, bnt not
that peace that comes from fear or inabil
ity to exert our strength. The peace we
crave for oar country is peace with honor
and self-respect. For years we have advo
cated the creation of a strong navy, and we
shall continue to do so, no matter what
political changes may occur, till we see the
thing accomplished which alone can give
ns assured peace at home and commanding
influence abroad. Only by building a navy
can we give meaning and effect to the
Monroe doctrine. Only by a navy
can we prevent the interference
of European nations with the
destinies of this continent. Only thus can
we secure the peaceful, nnpnrchased al
liance of all the Other countries and na
tions on this continent. Only thus can we
secure to ourselves the commerce of the
seas and control of the markets of the
world. The United States is the only na
tion with the men, means and genius to
accomplish this great achievement, and so
long as we neglect this duty and destiny,
we are disobeying the voice of Providence,
speaking plainly through the language of op
portunity coupled with abundant means.
There is no jingoism about this. We
advocate no war of conquest. If we put
ourselves in a position to protect our vast
sea coast and the exposed wealth of our
sea-board cities and our extending com
merce, we shall have all the alliances and
annexations tendered us that onr
utmost ambition can desire. Advantage
ous treaties of commerce and trade will
then be sought for by every nation that
has access to the seas, and we shall enter
upon onr higher career of prosperity at
home and influence abroad. As we are
now, we are like SampsoD, shorn
of his locks grinding in the mills
of the Philistine The nature
of our government precludes the possi
bility ot a career of conquest. We have
no way to hold or govern conquered coun
tries, bnt we can and soon will have snch
a preponderating power on land and water
that we can, not only command the peace
for ourselves, but that of the world. It is
an ambition that every American citizen
should cultivate. With giant strength and
limbs we need a giant head and heart to
use this strength tor onr own and the gen
eral good. _
The war ended a quarter of a centnry
ago, but the debt created by it still
remains, and the reasons for retaining some
portions of onr war takes are just as strong
today as ever. There no nation, ancient or
modern that has ever made snch progress
as onr own in reducing taxation since the
war closed. The real bottom motive of
all this southern zeal for low revenue is to
deprive the national government of the
means to pay the pensions to the soldiers.
We do not think many of the North
ern Democrats have this feeling,
bnt they are nothing but
patty in the hands .of their Southern al
lies. We charge it without fear of success
ful contradiction that the Democratic party
for the past fifty years never has had a
principle that was not dictated to it by the
Southern leaders. It is just as trne to-day
as it was before the war. It is an absolute
fact that not one third of the Democrats of
the North would of their own free will and
personal conviction advocate free trade or
low revenue tariff, except it
were forced npon them by their
Southern masters, who bnldoze
them abont the Bame as they do their own
negroes. It is fairly sickening to see how
men can be driven by the party lash to
sacrifice their dearest interests and their
independence, and swallow every nauseous
compound that a little knot of Southern
men concoct and label "Democratic.".
Cleveland took it as the only condition on
which he could receive the renomination ,and
all the powers of the administration have
been nsed to drive in unwilling members
of the party to support a policy that will
take bread out of every month in this
country for the benefit of foreigners.
"There is a strong dark horse candidate
(for Delegate) in the person of Mayor Ful
ler, well known in Minnesota, formerly col
lector of internal revenue in the Montana
district. He is beiog industriously groom
ed by his friends, who point with pride
to the fact that he redeemed Helena from
Democratic damnation at the last city
So writes the Montana correspondent of
the Pioneer Press —a correspondent who
seems to have a roving commission that
enables him to "write np" onr home poli
tics from different territorial points for one
and the same issne of the St. Panl paper.
As a matter of fact, Capt. Fuller is not
a candidate, not of the dark horse variety
even, or of any other kind, complexion or
color. It is a blooming imagination that
credits any ambition of the sort to Helena's
admirable Mayor, or that pictures any one
of his multitude of friends patting him
through a grooming process for the contest.
It is commonly known that Capt. Faller is
in favor of choosing a nominee from some
locality west of the range, and in other
local expressions nnmhers of Republicans
are heard to like effect. If divisions
should be manifested in the West Side
counties, and out of snch divisions should
grow the opinion that it would be
better to look for a candidate elsewhere,
then Lewis and Clarke would probably not
be slow to present the names of several
gentlemen, any one of whom would make
a fit candidate. Fuller's popularity is such
that the people would record for him a
booming majority should the electors ever
have the opportunity to cast their votes for
him for Territorial Delegate or for a fujl
fledged Congressman.
Thebe is quite a trend of Democratic
sentiment in favor of ex-Mayor Sallivgn
for Delegate. Should Sullivan get right
down to earnest work he could doubtless
secure the nomina'ion. In that event the
Republicans might eater the contest with
ex-Mayor Kleinechmidty with a strong
feeling of confidence in success.
Refused the >4 rit.
Dublin, August 6.—Tbte court here con
firmed the conviction of John Dillon and
refused the application for a writ of habeas
corpus for his release from prison.
There is no donbt bnt the price of lead
in onr Western country is affected mach
and unfavorably by the importation of
Mexican ores, in which the value of the
silver is the greater, bnt the quantity of
the lead is very mach greater. We think
this lead should be made to pay duty.
There are two sides to this question, and
we notice that in Colorado, where these
Mexican ores are mostly worked, there is
a wide diversity of opinion. It has be
come a very large and profitable business
to treat these Mexican ores. It employs
large capital and many hands, and it is
claimed that the United States is, on the
whole, deriving a large advantage from the
working of the law as it stand
This is a sample of what is occurring
every day and in all parts of the North :
John T. Dunn, ex-speaker of the New
Jersey assembly, says : " t es ; I am S°i n 8
to vote for Harrison, because I am disgust
ed with my party and have been since it
became a free trade organization. If the
managers think they can bamboozle work
ingmen into calmly accepting a dollar a
day instead of three, they will find ont on
November 6 th that they have made a great
error. Irish-Americans at Elizabethport
will vote for the protection ticket almost
to a man. I am a Democrat, but I'll have
no English in mine."
That Mnnchansen story that the lead
ores of Spain are first carried to England,
Germany and France to be treated and
only brought to this country to be manu
factured into shot and then transported to
South America is too thin to wash. It
would not deceive an ordinary idiot. Shot
can be made cheaper in any of those coun
tries mentioned than in the United States
and carried direct to South America. Lead
and iron ores are brought to this country
in vast quantities at mere nominal cost as
ballast by ships that carry back loads of
corn, cotton and wheat.
A CURRENT report is to the effect that
ex-Delegate Maginnis, who will soon re
turn from the West, will presently take his
departure for the States, accompanied by
Mrs. Maginnis, and that, in response to a
call from the national Democratic com
mittee, the Major will take part in the
Presidential canvass in several of the
doubtful States. We seriously doubt that
Maginnis has enthusiasm enough to speak
in behalf of the man who treated him so
shabbily and that Cleveland will profit
little by any eloquence of the Montana
orator expended in his support.
Nobody that we are aware of ha* ever
said that the present duty on lead was 5
cents, and anybody who knows what
he is talking abont knows that it is not If
bnt 2 cents per ponnd. Nor has any one
to onr knowledge pretended that the Mills
bill entirely removed the dnty on lead.
Fortunately Missouri is a lead producing
State, and wherever tariff redaction in
jured Democratic constituents it was made
very small. What we did and do com
plain of is that any redaction should be
made in the duty on an article of which we
have snch an abondance and which it is
clearly for onr interests to produce. It
is equally well known that the price to
the consnmer under the present doty is
low and that the profits are small and
would disappear entirely with any redac
tion of dnty. Bnt the worst feature of the
change proposed by the Mills bill to which
we called special attention, was the greater
relative redaction on all the manufactur
ers of lead. This would destroy all those
industries in which millions of capital are
invested and thousands of laboring men
and women are employed, and it would
further close the home market for much
of the lead produced. There is no attempt
to answer a single criticism that we
made, bnt a great hurrah over the fact that
the Mills bill did not pat lead on the free
list. Well, we suppose that the poor cra
ven northern camp-followers of the great
Democratic caravan, ought to be allowed
to rejoice that their soathern masters have
left them a little something, bnt we know
the sober, level-headed, intelligent men of
the north, and particularly the indepen
dent miners of Montana, will insist that
there is no occasion to reduce the lead dnty
at all, and will bounce the party that
attempts it. _
Yes, the war issues were supposed to
have been settled twenty-five years ago,
and yet we find the same free trade gang
that wanted cheap labor then, and slave
labor at that, are after the same things
now. The South then, as now, ran the
Democratic party, and always preferred
that England should do all the manufac
turing and that we shonld be content to
raise the raw materials. The Sooth is
poor and always will be poor so long as it
clings blindly to the false economic theories
of its dead leaders adapted only
to a condition of slavery. The
system of protection that we advocate
we know has been of advantage to the
North, we farther know that the North
will stick to it, for it is more of a necessity
to the workingman than the capitalist, but
advantageongeons to all except the small
class of importers in a few sea-board cities.
And we farther know that the same policy
wonld make the Sonth rich. It has done
so already where the same methods have
been nsed as at the North. So long as the
Sonth keeps her blacks cowed and ignor
ant, bo long as free white labor is dis
honored and driven away to other portions
of the country, it will remain poor, and
deserves to remain so. Let the men of the
South hng their folly to the death, bnt we
insist that they shall not drag down the
North to their own wetched level.
Alabama Elections
Montgomery, August 6.— The election
to-day was for governor and state officers,
and members of the legislature. The Re
publicans had candidates only in a few coun
ties, and made bnt little effort in the can
vass. Nearly every candidate for the leg
islature was a Democrat. Governor Seay's
majority will be large. The returns so far
received indicate a fair Democratic and a
small Republican vote.
Montgomery, Ala., August 7.— The
legislature is overwhelmingly Democratic
in both branches, while Gov. Seay and the
Democratic State ticket carry every county
by considerable majorities.
The Parnell Libel Sait Under Dis
London, AugnBt 7. —In the House of
Commons to-night W. H. Smith, govern
ment leader, moved that if the Parnellite
inquiry bill were not passed by midnight the
the rales be suspended. The motion was
adopted, and the House proceeded to the
consideration of the bill as amended.
Matthews, home secretary, moved to in
sert the following : "If any person having
been served with a summons under this
act shall fail to appear the commission
shall have power to issne a warrant for the
arrest of such person. Adopted.
Matthews next moved that anybody who
is summoned to attend before the commis
sion and who refuses or fails to attend,
shall be liable to punishment for contempt
of the high court of justice in England.
Parnell moved an amendment to the effect
that any person refusing to make a full
and trne disclosure touching all matters in
the respect of what he might be examined,
should be liable to punishment by the high
court of justice. After some discussion it
was rejected—191 to 120.
A long discussion ensned on the proposal
by Hantes, Liberal, to compel the Times to
formulate its charge before the opening of
inqury by the commission. It was op
posed by the government and finally re
Several amendments, consisting of minor
instructions to the commission, were re
jected. Other new clauses were then de
bated and the house adjourned at 2:40
a. m.
Investigation of Pauper Labor.
New York, August 7.—When a steamer
was i boarded at quarantine it was
found that .she carried, of steerage pas
sengers, all Austrians instead of 400 Ital
ians. The committee returned to the city
and resumed its session, and the testimony
of Col. Cæsar, of the,Philadelphia Record,
was resumed. The witness said that in
the Pennsylvania coal fields he had found
by personal observation that fully two
thirds of the men employed in the colleries
were Italians, Hungarians and Poles.
The common laborers of these localities
received only from 50c to $1.50 per day.
The Italians live on abont 40c a day and
the Hungarians spend abont 50c a day.
The witness said that in 15 years the rates
of wages had decreased 50 per cent, bnt
the price of coal had remained the same.
Fatalities of a Fire.
New York, August 8.— Early this morn
ing a four story tenement house on Ave
nue A caught fire. The family of Gustave
Beg, consisting of himself, wife, daughter
and mother-in-law, living on the top floor
were burned to death. The other occu
pants escaped. The financial loss is insig
Burned to Death.
Denver, August 7.—A Durango special
acconnt of the horrible accident near Fort
Leads says: For several days past Robert
Roberts, son of Wm. Roberts, a prominent
ranchman, has been working for Andrew
Salive, another ranchman living three
miles west of the fort. This morning old
man Roberts went over to Salives place to
see his boy. Upon his arrival he found the
house in ashes. Not a human being was
in sight. Searching through the ruins he
discovered the charred remains of his boy.
Roberts aroused the neighbors, who made
a farther search and discovered that Salives
also perished in the flames. The fire is a
mystery. The coroner will investigate.
Steamer Ashore.
London, August 8. —A dense fog pre
vails in the English Channel. The steamer
City of Hamburg, bound for London laden
with cattle, went ashore near Star Point
last evening. Fifteen persons were landed
at Salcombe. A boat containing others is
missing. _ ____
Funeral ol a French Communist.
Paris, Angnst 8.—The funeral of Gen.
Endes, the ex-communist who dropped
dead while addressing the strikers Sunday,
took place to day. Fifty thousand persons
gathered in the streets adjacent to the
house and thousands lined the streets to
the cemetery, along which cavalry was
stationed and other troops were held in
the barracks for an emergency. Traffic in
the streets through which the cortege
passed was suspended and the stores were
closed. _ _
Railroad Wreck.
Altoona, Pa., August 7.—A car of stone
left the rails to-day near Mapleton,
where a gaDg of men were building a
bridge and crashed through the light
trestle crashing the workmen into the Jun
iata river, fifty feet below. Two of the
men were fatally injured and three are in
a dangerous condition. They will prob
ably be crippled for life. Several others
were more or less injured.
Election of Officers.
New York, August 7. —At the annual
meeting of the Pacific Postal Telegraph
Cable Co. this afternoon, the following
board of directors were elected: John W.
Mackay, president; Wm. C. YanHorn, vice
president; Geo. Stephens, Charles R. Hos
mer, Henry Rosener, Albert B. Chandler,
Hector ;Decastro, Ed. C. Platt, treasurer
and George G. Ward, secretary.
The Color Line.
London, August 7. —The High Coart of
Foresters, sitting at this reading, has car
ried, by a vote of 403 to 93, the motion re
voking the powers of the subsidiary High
Court of America and suspending the
American coarts until they comply with
the rules regarding the admission of
colored persons.
Immigrant Rates.
New York, Angnst 7. —The executive
committee of the Trank lines Passenger
Agents Association has resolved that, tak
ing effect Angnst 10th, immigrant fares be
reduced to the basis of $5 from New York
and Boston to Chicago and $4.40 from Bal
timore to Chicago, adding thereto the net
fares authorized by connecting lines.
Louisville, Ky., Angnst 1.—Jame3 O.
Johnson, a life-long friend of Henry Clay,
and executor under his will, died at Lex
ington to-day, aged 84.
Paris, Angnst 5.—Gen. Eads, an ex
commnnist, while addressing a meeting of
strikers to-day, dropped dead. Apoplexy
was the canse.
Paris, August 7.— Mgr. Hasley, Arch
bish of Cambria, is dead.
Having leased the two upper floors of the Davidson Block and eon
nected same with our already immense Salerooms, we now occupy four
entire floors extending through the whole block from Jackson to Main
street, stocked throughout with goods of every grade and at prices that
defy competition. Every purchase made STRICTLY FOR CASH
direct from FIRST HANDS and shipped in CAR LOADS ONLY. An
examination of stock and prices solicited.
Pianos, Organs, and Musical Merchandise.
Have You Any Idea What It Costs
You haven't? Well, let us give you just a glimpse into the business , perhaps it will
interest you.
To begin with, the work of the paper is divided into Seventeen Different Departments,
each under its own respo?isible Superintendent. Let us take them in order as
they stand on the weekly pay-roll :—
i. The Editorial Department.—This includes managing
editors, city editors, telegraph editors, exchange
editors, editorial writers, special writers, and about
thirty reporters. The Daily News staff is
admittedly without a superior in the West, and
z. The Telegraph Room.—To save time special wires are
run into The Daily News building, and the
paper's own operators take the messages and hand
them immediately to the telegraph editor. The
number of operators is........... 3
3 . The Compositor's Room.—When "copy" lias passed
the hands of the proper revising editor it goes to
the type-setter. There are a good many of him in
The Daily News office—on an average . . 73
4 . '.'he Linotype Room.—But the compositor doesn't do
all the type-setting. The " Linotype " machine
" sets type " by casting a-line-of-type, on somewhat
the same principle as the type-founder jasts a
single type. Fourteen of these machines arc in use
in The Daily News office, and the number of
persons required in this department is ... . 29
5 . The Artists' and Engravers' Department.—But the
metropolitan daily now gives its readers not only
reading matter, but also illustrations. By the aid
of good artists, zinc etchers and photography by
electric light The Daily News is now printing
the best newspaper illustrations in America. This
takes the best service of skilled workers to the
number of.................7
6 . The Stereotype Foundry.—The matter—type and pic
tures—being now "locked up" in the "forms" the
work is next transferred to the foundry. A metro
politan daily no longer prints from its type. In
order to print a large edition quickly it is neces
sary to multiply the printing surfaces, and this is
accomplished by casting duplicate stereotyped
plates, from which, after they have been fastened
to the presses, the printing is done. Of stereo
typers The Daily News requires....... 8
7 . The Press Room.— The Daily News uses six double
perfecting presses, capable of printing 100,000 com
plete papers per hour. To run these there are
required men to the number of........26
The foregoing takes no account of the special correspondents at hundreds of places throughout the country ; of European
correspondents ; of fifteen hundred news agents throughout the Northwest who distribute The Daily News to its out of town
readers; of two hundred city carriers ; of forty-two wholesale city dealers uith their horses and wagons; of one hundred
and fifty branch advertisement offices throughout the city, all connect«! with 1 1 >• nain office by telephone, nor of the about
three thousand newsboys who make a living, in whole or in part, selling Tin: Daily News in Chicago. This is what it costs
the publisher to make a Chicago Daily News. It costs the reader to buy it one cent a day. Measured by the cost of its
production, The Daily News is worth its price, isn't it? The Chicago Daily News is sold by all newsdealers, or will be
mailed, postage paid, for $3.00 per y. or 25 cents per month. Add r. ss
\ I* i()K !•. LAW SO Y ! ' >-it The Daily News, f^iicago.
Live Stock.
Chicago, Angnst 1.—Cattle—Receipts,
9.000. including 4,500 Texas and western
cattle; best natives, [email protected] 10 higher; choice
to extra beeves, [email protected] ; common to
good, 3.4004 20; stockers and feeders
quiet, [email protected] 65 ; Texans weak and lower,
steers, 2.2003 50; cows, 1.6002.30.
Sheep—Receipts, 3,000; active and a
shade higher; natives, 3.7505.10; west
ern, 3.5004.10 ; Texas, 303.80.
Chicago, August 2—Cattle—Receipts,
10.000. Market steady; beeves, 6.1006.30;
steers, 3.50 @ 5.90; stockers and feeders,
2.25 © 3.50; Texas cattle, J.75 @ 3 80.
Sheep—Receipts, 4,000. Steady; natives,
3.00 © 4.20; western shorn, 3.50 @ 4.15;
Texas shorn, 3.oO 0 3 90.
Chicago, August 3.—Cattle—Receipts,
10,000; steady. Beeves, 6.0006.25: steers,
3.6005.90; stockers and feeders, 2.3003 60;
Texans cattle, 1.7503.70.
Sheep—Receipts, 4,000 ; strong. Natives,
3.05.50; western, shorn, 2.6004.15; Texas,
shorn, 3.0003.00.
Chicago, Angnst 6.—Cattle—Receipts,
9.000. Steady and strong; steeis, 3.6006;
stockers and feeders, 2.0003.40; Texas cat
tle, 2.5003.70; western rangers, 3.3504.95.
Sheep—Receipts, 2,000. Stronger; na
tives, 2.7504.75; western shorn, 4 20; Tex
ans shorn, 3.250.77£.
Chicago, August 7.—Cattle receipts
6,000; strong; steers, 3.9006.10; stockers
and feeders, 2.1003.35; Texas cattle, 2.00
03.50; Western rangers, 4.0006.50.
Sheep receipts 4,000; stronger; natives,
2.7504.90; shorn,3.8004.15; Texans shorn,
2.9003 90.
♦ ♦-* « -
Rank Statement.
New York, August 4.—The bank state
ment shows a reserve decrease of $385,800.
Banks hold $26,950,375 in excess of the 25
per cent. rale.
Fearful Rain Storm.
Springfield, O., August 7.—This even
ing a tremendous rain and wind storm
burst on the city and raged for five min
utes. The Arcade hotel building was
struck by lightning and badly damaged.
Houses were unroofed and forests torn to
pieces. _____
Killed by Lightning.
Lonesboro, Minn., Angnst 5.—Daring a
thnnder storm Martin OIsod, living on a
farm three miles west of Lonesboro, was
killed by lightning, together with two of
his children.
Whole Family Murdered.
Fort Worth, Texas, August 5.—Two
trappers encamped on the Red river, near
Denison, Texas, report the killing of a
trapper named Meyers with his wife and
two children, July 16, while in camp on
the territory side of the river. Meyers was
from Michigan.
Austrian Floods.
Vienna, Angnst 7.— The floods in Aus
tria still continue. It has been decided to
close the arm of the Dannbe traversing
Vienna._ _ _
Disastrous Freshet.
Prague, Angnst 4.—The river Moldan
continues to rise. Villages along its banks
have been submerged and many of the in
habitants drowned.
Desert Land Entries Cancelled.
Washington, August 1.—Land Com
missioner Stockeliger has held for cancel
lation seventy-nine desert land entries in
Wyoming Territory, aggregating abont 47,
000 acres.
No Fishing in Russian Waters.
London, Angnst 2.—A Russian cruiser
has heen ordered to Behring sea to prevent
English-American vessels from fistuDg in
Russian waters.
Established 1864.
Importers of and Jobbers and Retail Dealers in
Heavy Shelf andlBuilding
Celebrated "Superior" and Famous Acorn
W. 6. Fisher's Cincinnati Wrought Iron Ranges for Hotels and Family Use.
Iron, Steel, Horse and Mule Shoes, Nails, Mill Supplies, Hoes, Belt
ing, Force and Lift Pumps, Cutlery, House Furnishing Goods,
C entennial Refrigerators, lee Chests, Ice Cream Freezers,
Water Coolers Etc., Etc.
Visitors to the City are. respectfully invited to call an«l Examine our Goods
and prices before purchasing.
32 and,34 Main Street, ■ - Helena, M. T.
Tlx© Leading
of Montana.
Country Orders Solicited.
Corner SAain Street and* Broadway.
Bargains for Everybody—For
30 Days Only, at the
The remainder of our stock of summer goods
must be disposed of regardless of price. We need
the room for a brand new stock now in transit.
Straw Hats, Light Weight Underwear, Alpacas,
Mohair, Linen Dusters, and all Summer Goods at
your price. All other goods in proportion.
£ Sf v- -
Opposlto Grand Control Ilotol.
10 . The
8 . The Mailing and Delivery Department.—"The mail
ers " and the delivery clerks handle over a million
papers a week. The force numbers ..... 25
g. The Engine Room. — To supply the motive power requires
three steam boilers of 175 horse-power capacity, and
three engines with an aggregate of 270 horse-power.
All departments are lighted by the Edison incan
descent system, which here comprises three dynamo
machines and 500 lamps. The employes of this
department number............ a 5
Circulation Department.—The paper is now a
manufactured article, and it is the business of this
department to develop the market for it. The
average number of workers is....... 16
ix. The Subscription Room.—All the subscriptions from
out-of-town, whether of individual readers or whole
sale news agents, pass through this department, and
this department employs on the average ... 17
12 . The Business Office.—The general clerical work of the
paper, such as receiving and caring for the advertise
ments—of which over fifteen hundred are received
and handled every day—receiving and paying out
cash, the general bookkeeping of the business,
requires a counting-room force of...... 27
13 . The Care of Building requires the constant senke of
three janitors............... 3
14 . The Watchman.—To insure perfect protection against
risk of fire two watchmen are constantly on duty. 2
15 . The New Yoik Office.—This engages the entire time of a
general manager and assistant....... 2
16 . The Washington Bureau.—In charge of its own special
Washington staff correspondent....... 1
17 . The Milwaukee Bureau.—To facilitate Northwestern
news gathering, one man.......... 1
From which it appears that the number of regular employees
And the pay roll runs from $5,500 to $6,000 per week, aggre
gating during the year $300,000.
Then there is even a larger annual expenditure for whit*
paper, and telegraph and cable tolls sometimes rug
nearly a thousand dollars a week. Take it all
together the expenditures of The Daily News for
the year 1 S 88 will vary very little from $900,000.

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