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VOL. 28, NO. 1. DEER LODGE, MONTANA, FRIDAY, JULY 17, 1896. WHOLE NO. 1209.
CONVICT'S HOME.
WHERE THE MANDATES OF COURTS
ARE ENFORCED.
How the Olrenlers Against Our Laws Are
Handlled by the Prison Keepers--Sien
tific Discipline--Escrapes Do Not Occur
Nor or Bllood-Hounds Needed.
Tile work on the new building in the
penitentiary grounds is p)rogressing most
satisfactorily and the structure is begin
ning to take definite architectural forms.
The design foreshadows that it will be a
handsomne and striking edifice and in in
terior fittings it will be the most perfect
building yet constructed in connection
with the prison. Already Montana's
penal institution is oneo of the most com
plete in tile world and stands as a model
froms every point of view.
The administration of the prison is of
the highest kind of excellence and
proves the remarkable skill and judg
lnetnt possessed by the contractors. tIn
the strictest sense of interpretation tile
place is not a prison excelpt so far as the
worst and most desperate of its criminal
inlmates are concerned, and a degree of
leniency is exercised such as throws
around the place tile air of a big work
shop, where a regulation dress is
required.
The visitor to the penitentiary is con
fronted first by a lofty wall, 14 feet in
hleight, constructed of gray stone in whalt
is known as rough ruble without and
square rublhe within. At thle four corn
ers this wall is surmounted by towers,
each sllowing a different pattern of arch
itecture, land pierced with narrow win
dows whiclh give them the appearance of
the old watch towers thatt setinel the
ancient ruins of the Rhine. This wall is
pronounced by travelers to be the hand
soomest and most impressive pile of its
kind in the world, and it aplpeals at once
to every sense of the artistic in its mas
sive and rougged beauty. It is 18 feet in
height and four feet in thickness, 141 feet
extending above the surface.
As our laows preclude the employment
of prison labor there is no provision by
which convicts can be regul'arly or prof
itably employed, but the contractors long
ago suggested to the state authorities the
feasibility of turning their 'labor into the
construction of a comfortable honme for
themselves, and thus for two or three
years they have been engaged. The re.
straint of pr:ison life rests lightly on those
whose sentences have but a brief time to
run and almost at any time groups of 10
or 50 convicts maoy be seen employed
about various avocations outside the walls
while but one guard accompanies them.
It would be easy, however, for the armed
sentries on the wall, in the case of a
break for liberty,to arrest the flightof the
fugitives by rapid firing, while others
could overtake them by mounted pursuit.
Finally, a pack of blood-hounds, kept for
the purpose, would make a successful
escape well nigh impossible.
Strangest of all stands out the fact that
the men do not wish to escape and so do
not make the effort. Their time is brief
and with their good behavior allowances
and chance of diminution of sentence as
a return for their labor, which assures
them restored rights of citizenship, they
realize the utter folly of risking the
chance of death in flight or a return to a
cell to finish out a long and weary term.
The proof of this is shown in the fact
that44 men are at work 8 miles from the
penitentiary every day near the moun
tains where they are kept in a tent and
where they remain all the time in the
care of one guard. They have a piano
and two violins and after the day's work
in fields, the timber or the quarry is over
they have merry evenings in their cool,
canvas shelter. Contractor Conley says
that the solution of successful prison
management is to treat men with kind
ness and justice and they are not hard to
handle.
The food of the prison is solid and
substantial,'equal to that furnished to
working men in mining camps or else
where, and the general care given to the
men is dictated by enlightened expe
rience and liberal conceptions.
BUTTE.
The Greatest Mining Canmp on Earth Bears
Well Its Laurels.
Butte undoubtedly sustains well its
reputation of being the greatest mining
camp on earth, but beyond that it has no
attractions for the visitor. While its
streets reflect the active and nervous life
which is characteristic of the mining sec
tions, it only bears the aspect of the mod
ern city in the thronged and restless
thoroughfares; its buildings are not up to
the standard of those of some of the most
inconsiderable agricultural villages of the
state. Deer Lodge has incomparably
more elaborate and beautiful homes,
though the comparison may be limited to
the one point of architecture alone, with
out considering the infinite charms of
their environment, while Bozeman, Kil
lings and Missoula greatly surpass it in
ornate business structures, with few if
any exceptions.
However there is money in Butte, more
money per capita in circulation than can
be found in any city of equal size in the
world, undoubtedly, and that is what the
world is struggling for, after all, in this,
most ofall, utiliarian age. In these som
bre and unornamental blocks hundreds
of thousands of dollars pass from hand
to hand daily, and the banks are ex
changes which in the bulk of their busi
ness show up in the local clearing house
with a majesty of aggregates like the big
institutions of the East.
The arid and repellent surroundings of
Butte make it easy to understand why its
people are occasionally glad to escape
from its tawny, smoke-wrapped hills and
oppressive streets, to the sweet sunny
fields and pleasant groves of Deer Lodge.
If more inducements were made they
would come oftener.
Butte's liveliest aspect is after (6 at
night when its streets become literally
packed with a surging multitude largely
made up of the underground working
force who are then out for business or
pleasure. The big saloons become dense
ly )packed with a crowd who gather and
drink beer and listen to the music of
first class orchestras, while the second
floor gambling houses, but thinly masked
by the ltight of steps, while the transac
tions within are clearly seen frons the
streets through open casements, are the
picturesque scene of a phase of life only
to be found in the mining communities
of the mountain states, and fiuds a pecu
liar reflection here.
Butte has no other prototype on earth
nor can the man who has not viewed it
lay claim to having seen the world.
THE CAUSE OF IT.
HIow Onr People View the Services ofMolln
tana's (Governor For Silver.
DIsEER LTo.oE, July 16.--Few people
fully realize the credit due Governor
Rickards for the great tidal wave that is
sweeping over the country in favor of
the free coinage of silver. Outside of
the silver stattes a few months ago the
silver sentiment was so unimportant itas
to give little if any concern to the gold
men. It was customary to speak of the
"Handful" of silver men in the west as
"Cranks" and very little consideration
was accorded them. But Governor Rick
ards hit upon a new plan to proselyte for
the cause of the white metal; one vastly
superior to the ordinary one of sending
out speakers to advocate its claims upon
the rostrum. lie called a silver conven
tion to meet in Salt Lake to devise ways
and mleatns to project an educational
campaign that would place the best sil
ver literature obtainable in the hands of
the rural voters in all sections of the
country. The convention was the begin
ning of the work of distributing literatu re,
until to the utter surprise of the gold
men of the East the rural voters who had
been denied information through the
subsidized press betrayed a knowledge
of the question that placed them in the
ranks of the silver men. It is now con
ceded that there is a wonderful uprising
among the farmers and laborers of the
East and that the silver cause will have
a great following in the principal gold
bug states. The conference called by
Governor Rickards has proved to be the
stone cut out of the mountain, gathering
momentum as it rolls until it promises
to crush the hosts of error and give to a
redeemed country an honest and sound
financial policy of bimetallism.
VoTER.
Clharged With Robbery.
Charles Berry and Birl Miller were ar
raigned in Justice Hartwell's court last i
week charged with robbery, and com- I
mitted to jail in default of $700 bail in
each case, Berry waiving examination.
Birl Miller appeared for preliminary
hearing before Justice Hartwell on the
13th.
The men are charged with entering t
Robert Dixon's saloon at Ovando on the 8
night of July 1st and holding up the bar
keeper, Al. Wilson, forcing him by in
timidation to deliver over to them $70 in I
money from the till. *
The subscription price of TnE NEw
NORnTuwEST Is $2 per year, in advance.
CURRENT TOPICS.
MATTERS OF MOMENT IN ALL PARTS
OF THE COUNTRY.
TVhat the People Are I)oing and What
the Papers Are Saying All Over the
State-News Items and Passing Gossip
Here antd There.
Qulgley has 609 people.
Sliver has slightly advanced.
July 8 was the hottest day inl 16 years.
Crops in the western part of the state are good.
Work on the Missouri riverdaIn hasbeen begun.
The race meeting at Anaconda ltcloses tomorrow.
The state military encarpnmlent began last
Weldneslday.
A plague of grasshoppers lhas struck a part of
Chotean county.
The Alice comlpany, Butte, will soon have 60
statmps tlropping.
W. A. Clark received 46 votes for the vice presi
dency at Chicago.
G. S. Lewis took Ills own life at White Sulphur
Springs last week.
The State Capital comemission have received 59
plans for a building.
The races at Anaconda have been co: ducted
fairly in all respects.
The Examiner, state organ of the A. P. A, at
Butte, has suspendled.
Thirty-six Crees were arrested near Missoula
last week and will be deported.
Two men were frightfully burned in the B. & M.
snmelter at Great Falls last week.
Grover Cleveland and W. C. Whitneyareowners
int the Golden Sceptre at Qulgley.
The government lish hatch'r. is to be colm
Ipleted it Bozemlan this sumlmer.
It Is reported that the GreatNorthern proposes
putting on a solid vestibule train.
There Is a rumor that the mIanagement of the
Anlaconlda relinery will soon change.
The Cheyenne Indians continue to commrit out
rages on the ranges in Custer county.
Work on the Ilope mine will be resumned at
once and the shaft sunk 20(1 feet deeper.
Montana produced 927,395 tons of coal li 1894.
Of this Cascade counlty ylelded 68 per cent.
.Jim Powers, a Jockey, had his leg broken oni the
Ainacondal track last week by a fall frolnm horse.
Sorie woolgrowers In the en:*ern part of the
state are talking of shipping their clip to Liver
pool.
Martin Bowser was found guilty of assault upon
his owrn daughter, a child of 15. at Kallslpel last
week.
.J..1. Para, late ol' Bultte, commlnitted suicide on
his wife's grave at Terra Illute. Indianal . oil
July 2.
Alex. Camlleronl, onre of tile escped prisoners
front the BOZerlin jail, was captured last week
near hiunls.
The B. &A M. colnmpally ftr Ilutte produce eopper
theapter than any plant ill the world-less than
live cents a pound.
The Anaconda compallllny will sink 5,0(i0 feet oil
their minles ill Butte andl settle the question as to
tile life of the copper dellosits.
Thie Bloomington Milning companly, operating
close to the Royal i Granite counllty, will have a
10-stalmlr mill runnling ill 60 days.
The Eureka Placer hlitling company in (ranite
coulity lllade their first seasorI's cleant-up Iast
week--$16,000 resulting front six days' work.
Tile first shipment of beef fronl tile IDakotar aiind
Montana ranges this season brought $3.115 per
cwt, tile average weight being given at 1185
poullnds,
Rev. and Mtrs. Arthur Lewvis reached Phililps
burg last Friday anil were given a reception. MIr.
Lewis will take charge of the Eplsceopal chuirch of
that city.
The sixth aniual session of the tMontana Sun
day School association occurred last week at Boze
Illan. Sixty delegates were p)resent from all parts
of tile state.
Tihe Mlontana delegation east four votes for
Bland and two for Blackburn on the first ballol.
Later they all voted for Bland ilnld ll the last bal
lot all for Bryan.
Edlla Gardner, the girl burglar of Missoula ar
rested solme time ago in inen's clothes, hais been
sent to her mother Ii Kansas City at tile expense
of Missoula county.
A vigorous calllmpaign waged oir the double issue
of protection and free coinage would carry every
state In tile Unlon. Tile grtes of hell itself coutl
not prevail against thenm.-Bozelarn Courier.
Productlio of copper by the Anaconda Mining
company for lMay was 10,000,000 pounds. This
copper averages 1211 ounces of silver per ton. It
averages four cents It pound int silver and gold.
Accordingto to the Standard's Miles City corres
pondent the readers of certain eastern Montaona
newspapers are being treated to editorials roast
ing colgressmlen, that are written on0 typewriters
and shipped from oHelena.-Llvingston Post.
Messrs. Bielenberg and Cadair have secured anl
option on the Elgin mine In the [Rochester dis
trict. Machlllnery will be shipped from Butte this
week and the property extensively worked front
now on. It Is a very promising claim and shows
up a flie ore body of ta value that will pay hand
some returns.-Western Minirng World.
It has been several weeks 1low since thie custom
smelter proposition was brought before the peo- I
pie, yet there Ilas been no definite action taken
oxcept the donation of the ground for the site.
The committee who have the affair in hand:seemn
to have let the proposition go by default, and it
this is the case they should say so.-Philipshburg
alL ...
CLOUD BURST.
Startling llood of WVater on the Moun
tains 12 Miles Fromn Deer Lodge.
The storm of Sunday, which brought
tile heaviest downpour of rain ever seen
in this city, was notable for some re
markable accompaning phenomena at
other points. While of the nature of an
exceedingly copious rain fall here which
turned the streets into small lakes it
seems to have partaken of the nature of
at cloud burst elsewhere. Robert
Ilarris, who is mining in Boomerang
gulch, gives its an account of his experi
ences which is quite thrilling.
While doing some work at his reser
voir Mr. Harris was first startled by the
sudden appearance of an appalling black
cloud which settled down close upon the
mountains and was immediately follow
ed by a deep and sullen roar which he first
mistook for wind. As it rapidly ap
proached he started in the direction of
his cabin for the purpose of seeking
shelter when he was awestricken at the
apparition of a vast wall of water which
camle tearing into sight in the gulch and
rapidly bore down towards his reservoir.
lie describes it as a most terrifying spec
tacle, as it swept madly down the course
of the gulch, a column of water 20 feet
wide and two or three feet high, bearing
before it an accumulation of timber,
brush and other debris. Without in the
least being arrested by the reservoir, it
passed onward, gathering force as it
went and disal:peared.
In a few moments large rain drops
began to fall and these rapidly increased
until all at once without warning a flood
seemed to fall fronm the skies. and Mr.
IIarris states that had he not had the
gold pan in his hand by which hlie was
enabled to shield his face lie would have
been suffocated. As it was the water fair
ly entered his mouth and nose m:aking it
extremely difficult for him to breathe.
This continued for some fifteen min
utes and then gradually subsided. After
the storm had entirely passed the moun
tain side upon which lie stood became
everywhere a sheet of water 3 or 4 inches
in depth which lashed its way down into
the gulch. Mr. Harris says that in a
quarter of a century's experience in the
mountains he never witnessed so strange
and renmarkable a storm.
DISTRICT COURT.
IMatters in Adljudication Before Jdulge
BIrantly and Grand Jury Relport.
The court met in regular session on
Monday, July 12, Judge lirantly presid
ing.
In the case of .James Dwyer vs. John
Fitzpattrick: trial by jury was waived and
the case set for July 24.
T. W. Orswell vs. lMarkus Sinik: an
amended demurrer was liled.
The State of Montana vs. Jacob Thoim:p
son, crime of assault in second degree;
set for July 31.
T. ('. Power vs. Jacob Switzer; 80 days
granted to plaintiff to file papers for a
new trial.
J. (. Itobinson vs. A. Kleinscihmidt; set
for trial Aug. 1.
John Chadwick vs. A. Parola; ordered
off the calendar.
Mary A. Nelson vs. Sarah A. Nelson:
set for Aug. 5.
G. C. Vineyard vs. John Fitzpatrick;
set for Aug. 5.
J. W. I)ezell vs. J. McCarthy; set for
August -1.
J. M. Hockefeller vs. S. D. Root et al.;
cause set for trial Aug. i.
i)emurrer of Dellinger set for July 20.
J. I). Bell vs. ii. O. Kennedy; set for
Aug. .
Sam Legrant vs. John White; set for
trial Nov. 13.
Lund et al. vs. Win. T. Roseborough;
set for Aug. 6.
The following is the personnel of the
grand jury for the session: Z. H. Light
foot, Win. Wallace, Frank lButler, Hans
Jurgens, ,. S. Bignell, J. Ii. Stateler, An
drew Peterson.
,tnt.v 14.
The petition of Daniel J. Geary to be
come a citizen was granted.
Louise Blauchete vs. Joseph Blan
chete; a decree of divorce was granted.
.IUI,Y 15.
Clara Rachel vs. Wme. Kachel; in the
matter of the writ of habeas corpus here
tofore issued and returned this day, the
return was extended to July 18.
aJULY 16.
The grand jury turned in the following
report through their foreman, WilliamI
Wallace:
The State of Montana vs. Gustave Be
mraud, crimninal assault, a true bill re
turned.
The State of Montana vs. MIichael Shea.
The jury does not believe this offense
_ arises to the dignity of a felony and
should have been presented as a misde
meanor. The court ordered the defend
ant discharged.
The State of Montana vs. Herman Tho
fohrn; false imprisonment. The jury did
not find a true bill and the defendant was
discharged.
The jury visited the jail, state prison,
and St. Joseph's hospital and foudd them
all in satisfactory condition. The county
offices were also visited and found to be
in good hands and well conducted.
While unable to examine the books they
looked into tile report of the state exam
iner and found it showing a satisfactory
condition of public affairs.
The county attorney and baliff were
thanked and the jury discharged.
Gustave IBeraud appeared in court and
through his counsel, T. O'Leary, entered
the plea of not guilty, and the case was.
fixed for August7.
REPUBLICA P'IESSSS OPINIONS.
Should a democrat be nominated this week at
Chicago on a free silver and free trade platform,
and be badly beaten at the polls In November, it
would be wise to lay big odds that the national
democratlic convention of 1901 would yell for gold
as loudly as tile present one does for silver.-Ra
valln Republican.
There is one question onl wvhich the position of
the democratic party, as enunclated in Its plat
form is not left inl doubt; and that is a subject
for congratulation. It is unalterably in favor of
free trade, as the term is comnmonly unde; stood.
Helena Herald.
Almnost without exception the republicans of
Miontana are in favor of free coinage. That is
precisely the iposition of the Leader. But the
question is: What is the wisest method for se
curingit? Tile Leader does not believe that the
wise and safe solution of the question lies in ad
vocating democrateic sccess.-Great Falls Leader.
Bryan, of Nebraska, received the presidential
nomination at Chicago, just as the Tribune Is
going to Dress. His nomination Is a great victory
forsilver and a big boom for the Northwest.
Dillon Tribune.
However in conversing with many of the lead
irlug republicans in the beautiful city of Billingd
we learned that regardless of the rattle brained
mouthings of the Gazette, the political sentiment
in Yellowstone county is just as strong in favor of
bimletallisml as otherwise.-Livingston Enterprise.
Senator Babcock is not responsible for the Bil
lings Gazette. He is ani outspoken free silver
republican, who believes In the cardinal republl
can doctrine as einunciated in the Minneapolls
platform of 1892--bimetallism and protectiion-not
one, but both. The Gazette, we are reliably in
formred, does not refleet republican sentiment In
Yellowstone county rin its unseemly antago
nism to free colnage. It speaks for 0. F, Goddarf
alonle.-iAnlConllda Recorder.
Tihe republicalns of Montanla will not indorsd
the St. Louis goll plank nor the St. Louis gold
noinee, but they doe not propose to be stamped
ed from thle principles of a life time by any re,
cent converts to the cause, or by the noisy advo
cates of any partrythat is responsible for Grover
Cleveland, free trade and general paralysis.-Intel '
Mountain.
Democracy's halt is too luring. Free silver with
otl free trade could will. Free silver with free
trade may not prevall. Tile good effect of one
nentrallzes to a degree the good effect of the
other. The people will decide.--Mlssoulian.
If the silver forces at Chicarro, who so nearly rep'
resent the whole people of this country. remain
true to the trust reposed in them, the arrogance
of lonopoly and wealth will receive a deadly bled
In November.--ilssoula Republiean.
It has been a matter of surprise in rmany quarta
ers to notice how bitter and altogether unreason
able two or three Republican papers in this state
harive been iI tlhe remlarks they have made re,
garding the fellow members of their party.
These newspapers have not for weeks turned
their guns upon their old common enemy, but
have been wasting their anmmunition In a matn
ner common to proselytes upon their old-time
frlends.-Livlngston Post.
Thus far six Montana republican papers hate
placed theetuididates of the reoublican national
convention at the head of their editorial columns.
They are mostly in tile "wool country" where
sellfish interest imakes them desirel protection of
their product over everything else.-Boulder Age.
Possibly the republicans of Utah will not card
for our advice, but it seemls to us the right thing
for thiemr to do will be for them to call their con.
vention, form a platformn favoring the full res
toration of silver, full protection forlAmerican In1
dustrles and reciprocity with such nations as
supply such needed things as they do not produce,
but which we do, and refrain from nomlinatlng
presidential electors.-Salt Lake Tribune.
The silver relpublicans of tile Rocky Mountain
states have at least the satisfaction of knowIig
that at present they are in no greater politicAl
quandary than are tile gold bug democrats of
Now York and New England. Wandering in op
positedirections in search of a party, they are
liable to come in collision at the antipodes.
Bozenian Courier.
The silver republicans, democrats and populists
inicoambinatlon In the electoral college, even if
each had a separate candidate, would be a coalli
tion that could win.-Itadisonian.
This being our views we can see no logicAl
course for this lournal to pursue except to eals
estly support and urge the election of such elect
ors In Utah as will cast their votes for MIr. Brya.
for Prelsident.--Salt Lake Tribune.
Fancy parasol both ladies' and chil
dren's at a reduction of almost one half
from regular prices E.L. Bonner Co,

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