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VOL. 27, NO. 52. DEER LODGE, MONTANA,. FRIDAY, JULY 10, 1896. WHOLE NO. 1208.
A BIlistering DJay Without RIain-Deer
Lodge for Twelve Hours Becomes ia City
of Nearly 5,000 People - A Happy
Crowd ill Groves and WVoods.
The 120th anniversary of our national
independence was fittingly observed in
Deer Lodge last Saturday, and the gates
,of the city were opened wide to one of
'the largest visiting multitudes that ever
sought retreat from the smoky streets and
hot, arid wastes of the mining camps
within the cool groves and along the
sweet meadows of the picturesque tribu
tary, whose life-giving waters lend to this,
the lovliest of Montana valleys, a beauty
equal to that of famed Damascus in the
heart of its encompassing desert.
No less than 2,500 people came from
hutte, Anaconda and other points in the
various special trains which arrived at
different hours throughout the day, and
nmany others, who drove in from sur
acounding points, contributed to swell the
throng, until the usually quiet streets of
the town became for the nonce so anima
ted, as to lead the observer tso easily im
agine that ia section of Butte had been
brought by the magic carpet of the Ori
ental tale tellers across thirteen leagues
of hot and dusty steppes, to lend a few
hours of its nervous life to inspire and
gladden the spirit of its litte neighbor.
Though the day was one of the sultri
est of the season, the streets during the
entire afternoon were filled with a mov
ing throng whose single purpose seemed
to be to enjoy the restful and unusual
pleasure of gazing upon our lovely
homes, surrounded by their luxuriant
lawns and gardens, and listen to the
soothing plash of the fountains beneath
the shadow of fragrant and blossoming
shrubbery. So large was the crowd that
thle absence of these wanderers was not
noted at the pavilion,however,where were
hundreds of loungers under the trees or
lying along the banks of the rippling
Cottonwood, while the happy voices of
children made a fairy land of groves and
Surely a Fourth spent in Deer Lodge
must be a day in Paradise to a Butteite !
The lowest estimates place the number
of people who enjoyed the hospitalities
of Deer Lodge at 2,500, while it is proba
ble that the actual figures would reach
r:onsiderably higher, when to those ar
riving by train are supplemented the
large number who came by w;agons, on
wheels and on foot.
Three excursion trains, which took on
a good many from Anaconda at Stuart,
came from Butte as follows:
No. 1, arriving at 11:35 with 12 coaches,
1,500 passengers; No. 2, arriving3:40, two
coaches, 200 passengers; No. 3, arriving
4:40, nine coaches and cabooses, 400 pas
sengers. The regular train arriving at
12:10 from Garrison brought some 40 or
50 people, while the number who came
from the country is somewhat indefinite,
but might reach 400 or 500.
The day opened by a salute of 45 guns
at sunrise and by the hour of 10 the
streets in the vicinity of the depot were
massed with a throng of men, women
and children L gala dress, bright with
patriotic colors, awaiting the arrival of
the first train, which was announced to
reach the city by 11 o'clock but was some
what delayed. As it swept into the depot
with its happy crowd packed into seats,
on platforms and every available space,
the Deer Lodge Firemen's band saluted
the visitors with inspiring airs and then
taking their places in the street led the
procession to the pavilion. They were
followed by a carriage bearing Dr. A. H.
Mitchell, president of the day, and Dr.
A. B. Martin, orator. Other citizens in
carriages fell in line, but the crowd good
naturedly straggled over the streets and
sidewalks, taking its own easy way under
the blistering sun.
At the noon hour, a quartette, made up
of the best known singers of the city,
welcomed the multitude with the sono
rous measures of "America" from the
platform in the pavilion, after which Dr.
A. H. Mitchell, stepping forward upon
the stand, in a few well-chosen :words
presented Dr. Martin, the orator of the
-day, who, in the effort which followed,
fully sustained the reputation he has at
tained here as one of the most delightful
speakers that has ever entertained an
audience in Deer Lodge. Without fol
lowing the hoary precedents which de
manded a spread-eagle laudation of our
great national perfections on such occa
.ionsa the speaker, while paying a tribute
to our growth and progress and alluding
in loyal and tender terms to tile great
heroes of the republic that lie sleeping
in the enfolding soil of the land whose
destinies they planned, devoted mucll
vigorous speech to pointing out the dan
gers which surround us, in the mighty
growth of a corrupt and merciless money
power, and appealing in eloquent words
to the patriotism and wisdom of the men
of the land to meet the situation with
brave and honest hearts, seeking only
the preservation of the country and the
happiness and best welfare of posterity.
After the speaking more vocal music
was given and then those of the strangers
who had thus provided for the emer.
gency spread their lunches temptingly
forth under the shade of the trees, and
sat down on the cool banks of the Cotton
wood to sip from overliowing bumpers of
its sweet waters. The other great sec
tion of the throng was soon beseiging
the hotels, restaurants and lunch stands
for refreshments, and judging from the
monuments of beer kegs and cases that
grew up along the highway, tile crowd
was not without its worshippers at the
frothing shrine of his merry majesty,
King Gambrinus.
At 2 o'clock the program of public
sports began and in essential particulars
the list was followed. While the crowd
that witnessed this feature of the day's
merry-making was large, those who
passed the sultry hours of the afternoon
in the quiet, restful nooks of the pavil
ion grounds was mnuch larger, while, as
before mentioned, hundreds passed
through the streets admiring the serene
and peaceful beauties of the most pictur
esque of Montana cities.
Following is the list of sports at the
pavilion, with names of the prize winners:
Sack races for men and boys. In each
there were 10 contestants, the purse for
the first being $10, for the second $5.
The men's race was won by J. Walters of
Butte, the boys' by IIart Miller of l)eer
Foot races for men and boys. In the
first were 11, in the second, eight entries.
The prize in each case was $5. The win
ners were S. Emmons, Butte, men's race,
Jones of Anaconda boys' race.
Bicycle race, two contestants, Ed. Hens
ley, Butte, Allen Williams, Deer Lodge;
purse, $10; won by Hensley.
In consequence of a misunderstanding
the tug-of-war was omitted.
The ball game between Anaconda and
Deer Lodge was not so one-sided as had
been foretold and stood 12 to 5. It was
called at 2:30. The full Deer Lodge
teamn was not on hand, but the vacant
places were supplied on the field. The
players were as follows:
Menard, catcher; Cronin, pitcher;
Thomas, short-stop; Emmons, first base;
Goodman, second base; Reiland, third
base; Cleveland, left tield; Whitworth,
center; Sullivan, right. Score: Ana
conda 12, Deer Lodge 5.
Among the features of the game were a
beautiful double play by Third Baseman
Reiland and First Baseman Emmons,
during which the ball crossed the dia
mond twice; the work of Menard behind
the stick, and a running catch of a high
fly at the second by Goodman. This was
a brilliant play.
Our boys did remarkably well, consid
ering the small amount of practice they
had-five minutes before the game was
Manager O'Brien of the Anacondas
may justly feel proud of the gentlemanly
ball-playing aggregation over which he
presides, and we trust that our boys may
take more interest in the national game
and have the pleasure of again meeting
Anaconda in the near future in a friendly
but stronger game.
1). H. Morgan umpired the game in a
very satisfactory manner to both sides.
The bell in the pavilion was one of the
largest in attendance ever given in this
city and must have been participated in
by fully 300 couples, during the after
noon and evening. Dancing began at
3 o'clock and continued until midnight.
The music furnished by players from
both Anaconda and Deer Lodge was of a
high standard of excellence.
The decorations of the business houses
and residences of the city were tasteful
and elaborate and gave to the town a gala
air, which called forth praise from our
visitors and spoke well for the general
patriotic manner in which the day was
The magnificent fireworks in the even
ing were a fitting closing of the day, and
for more than two hours delighted the
very large crowd who gathered about the
pavilion in the cool air of the evening to
witness them. Opening with two beau
tiful set pieces reading "4th of July" and
"Welcome" in letters of silver light, they
consisted of a fine display of rockets,
bombs, flower pots, and colored lights
and ended with a handsome set piece
"Good Night."
Taking it all in all this year's Fourth
of July was one to be long remembered
by young as well as old in Deer Lodge.
IBallotilng B Ins this Morning-So Flar
No Choice--lland JLeads.
The disrupted and disunited forces of
the democratic party have at last met at
Chicago, and in the most memorable con
vention that has ever assembled together
in the anlals of ou: politics since the
war period, have pI; forth to the coun
try a declaration of platform p)rincilples
which represent only the sentiment of a
portion of the party, and were not con
curred in by a populous section of the
United States which holds the absolute
control of the money power of this coun
try, and today is making its last stand for
the supremacy of national control.
It was a convention marked by oratory
such as would give a proud page to the
political records of any people of the
earth, and yet a convention in which a
bitterness of spirit abounded such as has
never been surpassed in any civil gather
ing in the Union. From the first the op
posing elements so aligned themselves as
to prove that the fight lay practically be
tween the substantially compact repre
sentatives of the gold standard coming
from north of the Ohio and east of the
great lakes, and those who bore the ban
ners of free silver coinage from the ma
jestic overtowering region whose lines
lie outside that narrow corner of the
American continent. From the begin
ning to the end the battle as a whole
found the leaders of the two sides in
these sections, and thus it was carried to
the finish.
Letters from A. VW. Lyman in the In
dependedent showed the Montana delega
tion to have been at first divided as fol
lows: D)owning for Bland;] Clark for
Matthews or Boise; Hauser for Teller or
Bland; Fox for Boise or Bland; AMatts for
Bland; Fusz for I:.nd. A large number
of Montanians were in attendance.
The convention was called to order in
the coliseum in Jackson park at 12:50 p.
nm. on Tuesday by Cha:irmain Iarrity, and
a prayer was offered by Rev. Edward MI.
Stires. Chairman Ifarrity then an
nounced that Senator David B. Iill of
New York was the choice of the national
committee for temporary chairman and
S. P. Sheerin of Indiana and John Mar
tin for temporary secretary and sergeant
at-arms, respectively. The gold men ap
plauded this, but Clayton of Arkansi,s
asked for a roll call, and after much de
bate, during which the name of Senator
John W. Daniel of Virginia was named
for the pilace, a vote was taken resulting
in the defeat of Senator Hill by a vote of
550 to 349. As some silver men supported
Hill, it being not theirldesire that he
should be turned down, this did not show
the full strength of silver in the conven
tion. In response to the honor Senator
Daniel made a most eloquent speech,
fully sustaining his great fame as an ora
tor. Senator Hill would not respond to
calls for a reply and after the selection of
the committes on credentials and perma
nent organization the convention ad
The convention met at 10:50 and many
speeches followed. Waves of enthusi
asm swept over the multitude in response
to the free coinage sentiments of the
speakers, while the gold men sat grimly
in their seats and took nolpart. Governor
Hogg of Texas, Senator Blackburn of
Kentucky, Governor Altgeld of Illinois,
and George Fred Williams of Massachu
setts addressed the convention. Black
burn's words: "Christ with a lash drove
from the temple a better set of men than
these, who, for 20 years, have shaped the
financial policy of this country," evoked
The silver contestants from Nebraska,
led by Congressman Bryan, were seated.
An adjournment was then taken until 5
p. m.
The contested seats from Michigan
took up the evening session and after
speeches by Ex-Congressman John C.
Crosby and John H. Brennan of Wiscon
sin on behalf of the gold minority, and
F. M. Taylor of Arkansas and Governor
McLaurin of Mississippi in defense of the
silver majority report of the credentials
committee, followed by John F. Salisbury
of Delaware, Stevenson of Michigan and
Charles S. Thomas for the first and Judge
Powers of Utah, of the credentials com
mittee, for the second, the question was
put to a vote and resulted in unseating
four gold delegates from the Michigan
delegation, by which under the unit rule
that state delegation gets a solid silver
vote, by a vote of 558 to 308-190 major
ity for silver. The shouting following
the announcement of the vote lasted 190
minutes. Some western delegates pulled
off their coats and vests and waived them
in the air.
The silver slate for permanent organi
zation was then accepted which named
Stephen MI. White of California perma
nent chairman; John Martin of Missouri,
sergeant-at-arms; Thomas J. Crogan of
Cincinnati, secretary; Louis D. Itershi
mer of Chicago, assistant secretary; E. B.
Wade of Tennessee, reading clerk.
After the adoption of the report of the
permanent organization committee as
above, W. A. Clark, on behalf of Montana,
presented a gavel to Chairman White
made of silver and gold. The convention
then adjourned until 10 o'clock.
IHow Montana Stood.
A. W. Lyman telegraphed the Inde
pendent from Chicago that the Montana
delegation held a meeting Sunday night
lasting two hours. Clark was chosen
chairman; .Matts, member of committee
on resolutions; Downing, permanent or
ganization; Fusz, credentials. IIauser
would not serve on resolutions commit
tee. Matts was instructed to vote to
limit the platform to a financial plank.
A majority of the delegates decided to
vote for Bland, but no action was taken
toward voting as a unit.
After the convention was called to
order the majority report of the commit
tee on resolutions was read by Senator
Jones of Arkansas. Following it was the
minority report. The platform was
adopted by a vote of 628 to 301. Tillman
of South Carolina spoke and was follow
ed by Hill, Vilas, Russell and Bryan, the
last of whom made the speech of his
life. The convention then adjourned.
The evening was taken up with nomina
tions and the convention worked until
12:30. Bland, Bryan, MIathews, Boles,
and Blackburn were named.
The convention met this morning at 10
In Special Session Award Contract for
Zosel Road--Other ullsiness.
The board miet in special session on
Tuesday pursuant to call and the follow
ing were the proceedings:
The bids for building roads to Zosel
were opened and the contract was
awarded to Robert Reid for the amount
of $300.
The petition of T. E. Butler to be al
lowed to pay delinquent tax upon the
south 48 feet of lot 1, block 30, Anaconda,
was allowed.
A. J. Calcott was employed as a deputy
in the clerk's office to cancel warrants for
the past six years, the salary to be $100
per month for the work. This work is to
enter cancellation on warrant register to
comply with section 4291 of the political
code and in accordance with the instruc
tions of the state examiner.
The salaries of Jos. Daly, P. S. Bren
nan and John Conley, deputy sheriffs,
were fixed at $3 per day from July 1,
The bond of Robert Reid to fulfill the
Zosel road contract was approved.
The increase of pay of deputy sheriffs
was occasioned by the resignation of Con
ley, Brennan and Daly, which was done
to secure an equalization.
The Zosel District.
Beginning at the Zosel district,!about
seven miles east of Deer Lodge city, is a
place just now attracting attention, and
deservedly so. Several claims that had
been partially developed previous to 1893
have recently been worked with excel
lent results, and promise to become large
and permanent producers. There are
also a great many other claims in this
vicinity that show as well as those al
ready paying the operators, which only
need capital to bring out their hidden
wealth. North of Zosel is a barren dis
trict that has been prospected for copper
with most encouraging success.-M. J.
Fitzpatrick to the Mining and Immigra
tion Committee.
Miss Pauline Stem the Soprano wlthjthe Re
menyl concert company, is receiving the highest
pralsefor her singing. In addition to her fine
voice she has a very attractive way with her which
is alwa~ s a great help to a siugeL
What the People Are Doing and YWhst
the Papers Are Saying All Over the'
State-News Items and Passing Gossip
IHere and There.
The races at Anaconda are the finest
ever given there.
The Tacomas defeated Butte Sunday
by a score of 18 to 10.
The wool centers in eastern Montana
are thronged with buyers.
Col. Emmett Callahan 'delivered the
oration on the 4th at Butte.
The Belt Valley Times has entered
upon its third year. Good. luck.
The Tacomas defeated the Missoula
base ball club on the 4th by a score of 18
to 6.
The Lump gulch district still contin
ues to ship five or six car-loads of ore pet
The U. S. geological surveys will be
actively pushed during the summer in
Capt. John T. Smith, one of the oldest
pioneers of the state, died last week near
The Anaconda Copper Mining com.
pany will hold a meeting tomorrow in
Paul A. Fusz will erect a 60-ton codl
centrator on the Bi-Metallic to be coma
pleted in 60 days.
Senator Alex Metzel is visiting at his
old home at York, Pennsylvania, and ina
cidentally talking free silver.
Castle is booming in anticipation of the
completion of the Montana Midland rails
road now approaching the town.
The Butte and Helena postoffices have
advanced from second to first class and
that of Billings from third to second.
The rise in the London wool market
has not perceptibly affected the price in
America, giving suspicion of a combine.
Three prisoners escaped from the Boze
man jail last Thursday by digging
through a brick wali with a stick of cord
A cutting scrape occurred in Butte on
the -Ith between John Nicholas and Jas,
Ayres. Ayres was slashed about the face
and neck.
The U. P. and Rio Grande Western
roads have entered upon a rate war, and
the fare from Salt Lake to Chicago is re
duced to $28.
The Overland mine near Clancy, oper-.
ated by Essler and Stahl, is shipping one
car load of ore per day to East Helenas
the lowest returns from which have been
$800 per car.
Charles King, a contractor on the got
ernment road work in the National Park,
has skipped, leaving much worthless
paper behind in the form of checks on an
overdrawn bank account.
A new mining camp called Sylvanite
has been opened in the Kalispel country
and is very promising. The Goldflint it
one of the chief mines of the district, and
is a very valuable property.
Prof. Harrison, principal of the Basifn
schools, was :arrested last week on the
charge of attempting to leave the state
with the purpose of defrauding his cred
itors. He was bound over.
Gustave Nissem, the smooth Dane who
"worked" the Great Falls people out of
money and diamonds while publishing
the Montana Illustrated, is in jail in Greas
Falls and will be tried for felony.
Our cabinet was added to this week by
a choice specimen from the Angel and
Cougar mine in Deer Lodge county,
operated by H. L. Frank and Linneman
& Schmidt.-Western Mining World.
There were 43 entries in the bicycle
race over the road between Butte and
Anaconda on the Fourth, and 20 started.,
Geo. B. German arrived first, but B, Lt5
Bennett of IIelena took the first prize for
the best time-1 hour, 14 minutes, 18
When the different hoisting and other
machinery now under contract has beed
erected in this district, Butte can boast of
having the best equipped mines in thg
world. It will not stop here, but other
plants will soon be ordered. Each con,
tract involves many thousand dollars.
and competition will be keen.-Wester&i
Mining World.

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