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THE DUPUYER ACANTHA. < -t ■ IÄ YOI<. 1. JDUPUYE*, TETOl* COUNTY, l*IO^T., SflTU^lDflY, SEPT. 22, 1894. THE Great Fails, The Leading Clothing Firm of the Northwest. IMIail Orders ZEteoei-ve Prompt attention.. TJ7C Bostot). The Barker House, ZDTJFTJITEIIR,, ^EOKTT^ISr-A-. The Table Always Suppled With the Best the-Market Affords. JOE Â. BARKER, Proprietor. CHOTEAU MERCANTILE COMPANY. Groceries, Furnishing Goods, !ar d"wa,re 9 TU^WflïJE, AGRICULTUR'L IMPLEMENTS. •A. G-BIsTIS^'L STORE. Ti7e ÄOßfIHE SALOON, PAT GREY, Proprietor, Tlxe Finest of Wines, XiiqLixors and Cigars Always on iiand. ROBARE, - - MONTANA. THIS SPACE BELONGS TO FRANK DEAN. A. P. CURTIN & CO. We carry the Largest Stole, in Montana. Two Large Stores and Ware houses containing 20,000 feet square of floor space. Furniture, Carpets, Draperies, Lace Curtains, Window Shades, House Furnishings. Special Cash Prices. j^edtiGtioi?s Have Beet) Made it) Evefy JDepai'tirje^t. 317-319 CENTRAL AVENUE, GflEfïT FfH,I,S, h » l^Ol^T^fï. Buying as we do for Spot Cash in solid car lots, direct from the manufacturer, enables us to make XrOuJe* JPfices than our competitors. Tl?e DUpUyet flcafjtlja An Independent Newspaper devoted to the Interests of Dupuyerand Surrounding Communities. Subscription , *3.00 Per yfar. EUGMÏH©« WfJIGHT, Publishers. Several different reasons have been assigned as the cause of the nomination of so many Choteau people for the variaus county effi ces, and now comes a new one. How would it do to fix up a scheme like this. Choteau elects all, or nearly all, the county officers. They have already succeeded in build ing a jail they had no right to build. Should there be any possi bility of contesting the legality of the vote at the coming election, how nice it would be to have a chance to use county officers, coun ty money and a bogus county jail as weapons to bring the county seat to Choteau at all hazards. The Dupuyer Prickly Pear, ed ited by Hardyeous Angloneous, will make its first appearance tomor row, Saturday, Sept. 15. 1894.— Montanian. Whew; how funny. We scarcely thought that so ponderous and weighty a piece of witticism could have emanated from so small a source. What hours of laborious thought it must have required to hive evolved such a stupendous piece of humor. It puts one in mind of his school boy days (infant class) when "hog latin" was con sidered the very heighth of wit and learning in the juvenile mind. But really and seriously (if your light and evanescent mind is capable of serious thought) don't you think it would be a good idea to study a dictionary a while before you make so great a display of your ignor ance. Was Anaconda built as a com mercial necessity or a convenience for the general public. Do the works at Anaconda benefit anyone outside of those connected with the Anaconda company. Do the Ana conda railroads do any material good to anyone outside of those connected with the Anaconda min ing and smelting industries; will the people of Montana Vote for a town controlled by millionaires who live in California(Messr. Haggin, Feris & Co.) and through Marcus Daly flood the country with purchase money. There is considerable being said now days about "white slavery." Can the imagination draw a more vivid picture of slavery than would result in the election of Anaconda for the capital, a city owned and controlled by two or three multi millionaires living in a state hun dreds of miles awiy, placing large sums of money in the hands of their agents for the furtherance of their scheme, and the mainstay or agent using every effort to force himself into the U. S. senate. "The town of Pullman under its boss rule is thought by many laboring men to be bad enough. But Pullman is a paradise compared to Anaconda un der a czar." The Anaconda-for-the-capital papers do not like to have the ta bles turned upon them in regard to what they are pleased to call Hel ena's hoggishness. The Anaconda company, wherever it has estab lished business, has hogged every thing in a business way. In Ana conda they have left nothing to outsiders. The stockholders of that company have organized the bank, the Copper City Commercial com pany, the Tutt's Manufacturing company, which operates a foundry, machine shops, and boiler and blacksmith shops, as well as an iron and stove store and plumbing shop ih Anaconda with a branch in Bntte. They own the Standard newspaper, the fire-brick works, the electric light plant and a steel railway, the Montana hotel, and everything of consequence in the city. Any one not belonging to the company, or in favor with it, will find no business in Anaconda for him. He will be made to walk out of town unless he does the com pany's bidding. And anyone, no matter how faithfully he has serv ed the company or management, who fails to do everything requir ed of him, will soon receive his conge: "Nevermore be officer of mine," and he will be bunted to death if he attempts to remain or do business in the country. Even in Butte, where Councilman Lynch failed to vote for the Anaconda company's water scheme he was driven out of business.—Helena News. CAMPAIGN NOTES. The Quill Driver has, in the course of a lifetime, seen several new coun ties organized. No prophet is need ed to predict the course of events which follow the creative act. It is always the same. It is neces sary that the legislature should designate some town to act as a county seat pro tempore. It in variably happens that the town thus designated aspires to become the permanent seat of government. In order to attain that end the com missioners of the new county ex pend a considerable amount of the taxpayers' money in improving the pseudo county seat. This is pre cisely what has happened in Teton county, » * We are told that the taxpayers will not stand the expense of trans porting the county seat from Cho teau to Dupuver. There is nothing to be removed, except a few safes, desks and books. The people of Dupuyer are sufficiently generous to see that the transportation of those few articles is accomplished free of cost. The court building is purely a private speculation. It is a matter of indifference to every one except the owners, what be comes of it. The jail has cost the county over nine thousand dollars. There is no reason why it should not remain where it is. Choteau is not such a highly moral town that it may dispense with a doujon keep. * , * Section 12G8 of the Compiled Statutes of Montana reads as fol lows. "That whenever in the dis cretion of the commissioners of the several counties it is necessary or desirable to build # jail or lock up in any town other than the county seat, they are hereby authorized and empowc-jed so to do. Provided, however, that no such jail or lock up shall cost to exceed one thou sand dollars." Section 2G of the Constitution of the State of Montana says. "The legislative assembly shall not pass local or special laws in any of the following enume:ated cases, that is to say. For granting divorces, lay ing out, opening, altering or work ing roads or highways, vacating roads, town plats, streets, alleys or public grounds, locating or chang ing county seats," etc. * * It will be observed that the legis lature has no power to locate a county seat. It follows, therefore, that Choteau is not a county seat within the meaning of the law. If it is not, then the cost of a jail at that place cannot exceed one thou sand dollars. The law is manda tory. Hence, all that has been ex pended in excess of that sum may be recovered by the county from the commissioners or their bonds men. As above intimated, this ex penditure was made for the pur pose of coercing the taxpayers of Teton county into voting for Cho teau. An exposure of this fact is sure to defeat the end desired. What the jail cost, in excess cf one thousand dollars, being re funded to the county by our reck less commissioners, will build a very nice cooler in Dupuyer. This disposes of the great bugaboo of the expense of "moving the county seat." "The mountain was in la bor and brought forth a mouse." * * Andy Condor and Show Toe are both doomed to defeat at the com ing election. Their methods are similar and, to say the least, pecu liar. To handicap the voters by an unnecessary and unlawful ex penditure of the public moneys on one town; to force a laboring man to cast his ballot their way as the condition upon which he may hold his job; to disfranchise the voters of the outside precincts; to deny lega'.ly elected delegates their seats while admitting that they have ev ery right to them; to adopt the principle that any wrong whatever is justifiable if one only gets away with it—these <^re some of the methods. The American people are noted for their fondness for fair play. They will not give their sup port to any town which goes into the fight with tbo expressed deter mination to win by fair means or foul. » • Helena for the capital. Dupuyer for the county seat. The 6th of November will see these two things accomplished facts, and the snows of winter will cover with a mantle of charity the misdeeds and defeat of their an tagonists. Quill Driver. Helena for the Capital. In our opinion Helena is on'y try ing to run a bulldozing bluff on the voters of the state and in reality has not the remotest idea of secur ing the permanent capital of Mon tana.—Red Lodge New Idea. The above is but a brief review of Helena's pedigree. It sprang from humble parentage, was school ed in the selfishness born of greed, and lust of power, possesses an ar rogant, domineering spirit, and is now guided by the manicured hand of wealth.—Basin Times. The above attacks are absolutely in keeping with the spirit of arro gance caused by a sudden and un expected leap from obscurity and ignorance into a position of some notoriety backed by money. The two articles are utterly devoid of the slightest sign of intellectual power or of any finer feeling than that exercised by any but the most ignorant of the human race. As for the first paragraph, we all know that, to make the race for the capital, requires the expendi ture of a certain amount of cash. It is quite a "new idea" that Hel ena should expend a large amount of money, that many of her best citizens are using their utmost en deavors—in fact, it is quite an "idea" that Helena should enter the race at all just for the fun of the thing and to "bulldoze" and bluff"—who. Who in the world can Helena bulldoze or bluff. Will the New Idea kindly inform us on this subject and instill this "new idea" into our minds. People don't generally bulldoze or bluf ' unless they have some reason or some end to accomplish. This is human na ture and it is not reasonable to sup pose that Helena—even if she could be guilty of such conduct—would do either for the mere fun of the thing and with no hope of gainiug her point. How easy it is to see our own faults mirrored in others. Helena has sprung from a class of men noted the world over for their generous, open-handedness. We mean the miners who first made it possible for Helena to be what it is and who since its birth have jeal ously guarded the city lest it should at any time fall into the hands of any individual power. The words "arrogant and domiueering spirit" are well applied—to Anaconda, and why; for the simple reason that that town has in times past arro gated to itself the right to defy the constitution of the United States. How. The United States grants freedom to all; Anaconda, a little mole-hill on the surface of our great country, arrogantly denies it. Which of the two cities is the most suitable place for the capital, an old established city v. hose prin ciples are broad enough to admit all within its boundaries and which has ever ;ld itself subject to + he laws of 6 country, and whose foundation today lies in the fact that it is the central point to which the business interests of the state naturally trend, or a young upstart controlled by a very small syndi cate of millionaires and which has absolutely no business interests with any portion of the state out side of those connected with its own mines, and where it is well known the elections have been car ried and controlled by the syndi cate power as represented by Mar cus Daly. Judging by the Great Falls Trib une and others of that ilk, one wou'd think that the capital ques tion had settled dowh to an argu ment cn the Chinese question; why not leave them out and attack those who have an even show. I mean those tiatcan answer you in your own language. Kanapsa. China is strengthening river and coast defenses. Russia and France are watching Great Britain's move ments in Corea jealously. DUPUYER. Dupuyer is situated near the geographical center of the new county of Teton, and in one of the richest valleys in the state of Mon tana. It has adjacent to it on the north about 100 miles of the Great Northern R. R. and on the east and north-east about 120 miles of the Great Falls and Canada R. R. The ranches in the vicinity of Du puyer and in the Dupuyer creek valley are highly improved and well stocked with sheep, cattle and horses. The ranges in the vicinity are th'e best. The Marias and Birch creek valleys lying to the north of us are well settle I and the ranches well improved and culti vated. The mountains at the heads of Dupuyer and Birch creeks are heavily timbered and will afford an unlimited supply for building purposes. Great Falls , Sept- 11.— For the pa it week half a dozen Helena workers have been scouring Great Falls to secure signatures for a capital club. After several days' work it is alleged that 40 names were secared, and these, together with a few people drawn by music of a really evcellent orchestra, as sembled at the court room tonight and held a little meeting.—Ana conda Standard. How hopeless must be the cause of Anaconda, when its leading newspaper has to resort to false hood and misrepresentation. Ev ery citizen of Great Falls who was at the court house knows that the above is untrue. The Tribune, which is controlled by Anaconda and whose reporter is generally one and the same person for both newspapers, says there were 3f>0 to 400 present. The book, containing over 200 names at the beginning of the meeting, was open to the in spection of everybody. There is no need of such misrepresentation. The people of Great Falls are the judges. Let them inquire and see how grossly the meeting has been misrepresented, and then from that one thing judge all the other state ments the Anaconda Standard has been making. If it is f&lse in one thing it. is likely to be false in all. —Leader. Must Shout for Anacouda. Correspondence Great Falls Leader. Belt , Mont., Sept. 14. —I desire to call the attention of the Helena Capital club of Great Falls to the fact that they should not appoint any man that is employed in or about the Daly mines to act in any capacity whatever where it would help Helena in the capital race. If a man wants to earn a living at the Daly works in this place he must shout Anaconda or nothing. In the case of Harry Oxley, he is boss blacksmith at one of the mines, and if he wants to hold his job he can not be a vice president in a Helena capital club. The article in today's Tribune, in which Mr. Oxley ob jects to being one of the vice presi dents, was written in a little office that joius Daly's truck store. Bflt Miner. MONTANA NEWS. James Fortune died a Butte last week from injuries received by fall ing from a Northern Pacific train at Rocker. E. S. Wilkinson, of Lewis and Clarke county, died in California last week. He was one of the pio neers of Montana and among the first newspaper mea to come to Helena. The sale of 971 sheep belonging to James White, deceased, were sold at public auction last week, M. F. Trask obtaining the bunch at $1.05 per head.—Fergus County Argus. Henry Wareham last week pur chased 3,000 lambs for $1 per head. Two years ago Mr. Wareham sold the same class of lambs for $2.25 per head.—Argus. Were it not for the vote of Ana conda a majority of the votes of Deer Lodge county would be cast for Helena. Deer Lodge county free men do not take kindly to a copper collar and are no admirers of Marcus Daly.—Marysville Moun taineer. \ Jack Doyle was accidentally shot by Officer Hogau at Butte while resisting arrest in a house of ill fame Sunday morning. Ths bullet passed through Doyle's leg above the ankle, and he died shortly after he arrived at the city jail. It is not known whether he died from the wound, fright, heart disease or other cause. A Missoula dispatch of the 10th says. At 11 o'clock this morning Fred Nichols, one of the men con* fined in the county jail awaiting trial for dynamiting a Northern Pacific passenger train during the strike, was discovered to be miss ing. It is not definitely known how he effected his escape, but it is thought that II, D. Moore, his attorney, who had been consulting with him, upon going out only snapped the spring lock on the out' side door and left the key in thfe outside door, and failed to notify the jailer. Bozeman dispatch, 9th: The bod* of John Hibbler, a butcher, of the firm of Mack & Hibbler of this city, was found today hanging from a beam in one of the barns near their slaughter house abont six miles from town. He first shot nimself in the forehead and then swung clear, strangling to death. He had not been feeling well for some days, and it is supposed, in a fit of de spondency, took his own life. De ceased was a single man, about 40, and quite successful in business. A coroner's jury was empannelled and taken to the scene, where an inquest was held. They returned a verdict that Hibbler came to his death by his own hands. NEWS OF THE WEEK. Idaho is to have a 300-mile elec tric road. The whisky trust has advanced prices 3 cents all around. Lack of rain ruined all prospects of corn in northern Iowa. The last remnant of the com monwealers has been sent away from Washington. John Howard Parnell, brother of Ireland's "uncrowned king," is a candidate for parliament. The widow of Lieutenant Fred erick Swatka, the Arctic explorer, is to receive a pension of $30 per monih. A bread riot is expected at Iron wood, Mich. More than 600 men are out of work and their families have no food. Great Britain will lay down sev en new battle ships within the present fiscal year. They are to be built after the Majestic type. Madeline Pollard, who achieved notoriety through her suit against Congressman Breckinridge, is to go on the stage and will make her debut in Chicago. W. C. Owens defeated Breckin ridg : and Settle for the democratic nomination for congress from the Seventh, better known as the Ash land district in Kentucky. By a decision of the secretary of the interior recently, nearly 900, 000 acres of land in California will be immediately opened to entry un der the homestead laws. Corea has one little in nclad, built way back in 1819, and, curi ously enough, for use in a war with Japan. It is the oldest ironclad in the world and probably the most useless. It is now rumored that childless Millionaire Russell Sage will build a monument to himself by leaving in his will a fortune of over $25, 000,000 in philanthropic bequests. Hiram Maxim's flying machine has been gaining much notoriety in England. Recently the inventor, with two assistants, in a machine weighing 8,00s pounds, succeeded in flying 500 yards. Miss Hamilton, of Indiana, who has just been appointed the physi cian of thj harem of the Ameer o! Afghanistan, will be accompanied wherever she goes by a personal guard of six native soldiers. The Union Pacific has a black list of the men who went out in the recent strike, and those who ob tained employment after the strike was at an end are being replaced by new men as fast as possible. In London the other day a youth caused a sensation by appearing on gigantic roller skates, each skate having four wheels as large as din ner plates, with pneumatic tires. Speed, easy and safely are claimed for the clumsy devices.