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Ittued Every Evening, Except Sundav.
INTER MOUNTAIN PJ3L1SHINS CO
M. A. BERGER. Manager.
26 Wc-st Granite Street. Butte City. Mont.
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SUBSCRIPTION RATES.
Per year, by mail, in advance........$7.50
By carrier, per month................. 75 j
Semi-Weekiy, per year, in advance.. 2 -°° j
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Subscribers who do not receive the.
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paper regu'trly are requested to notify
this office.
Official Paper of Silver Bow county.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 1899.
PUBLIC LANDS.
Governor Smith warmly applauds the
state land department in his message to
the legislature. He especially commends
the work of State Register Moore, and
calls attention to the increased reve
nues from the disposition of state lands.
While Air. Moore is an excellent gentle
man, and is doubtless imbued with a de
sire to make a record for efficiency in
office, the system pursued by the land
department, in which he is the leading
spirit, is, we believe, inconsistent with
the best interests of the state. The con
stant aim seems to have been to increase
the revenues of that dpartment at the
expense of the future welfare of the com
monwealth. To this end the public do
main has to a degree been frittered away,
in that the land grant has been largely
exhausted by the selection of cheap
grazing lands that rented readily at a
low cash figure, instead of securing agri
cultural lands that would in the future
provide a substantial and permanent in
come to our state institutions.
Ready cash has come into the coffers
of the land department through the
rental of cheap grazing lands that will
prove useful for no other purpose. While
tue income from this source may be re- j
garded as a welcome tribute to the reve- j
nuts of the state, the money represents !
the future poverty of the institutions J
dependent upon the inepme derived from j
the land grants. A far better and more
business like plan of procedure would j
have been less haste in the selection of |
public lands and more care in the char
acter of the selections made.
The public land grant is the precious
heritage of the •people, and upon the wis
dom and care displayed in securing the
acreage set apart for us by act of the
federal government must rest the future
prosperity of the state institutions to
which the income of these lands is dedi
cated.
To exhaust the grant by selecting graz
ing lands that can never be made to bring
in more than a mere pittance, compared
with the income from agricultural lands,
is to place upon the future citizen the
burden of supporting state institutions
by taxation. Carefully handled the land
grant ought to prove ample to cover the
purposes intended, and yield a splendid
future income for the support of state
institutions. But the land policy pur
sued by the present state administration
is a suicidal one, for it draws on the
future to enlarge the revenues of the
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DEMOCRACY'S RECORD.
Having quietly settled down to the
fixed conviction that national expansion
is a crime, the democratic party in Mon
tana can afford to take a day off and
investigate the record of the organiza
tion to which they belong. Some valuable
data has been compiled by that able
democratic newspaper, the New York
Journal, which members of that party
will do well to weigh with care before
flying off on imperialistic tangents.
Mr. Hearst calls attention to the pres
ent area of the United States, 3,613,127
square miles, and shows that the Philip
pines comprise an area that is a little
over three per cent of the extent of the
Union, or 114.326 square miles. The area
of the United States in 1803 embraced
823,765 square miles, but Thomas Jeffer
son, the founder of the democracy, an
nexed 1,120,000 square miles in the Louisi
ana purchase, thus doubling the area of
the republic. It is also a matter of his
tory that Jefferson caused the occupation
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of the unowned territories of Washington
and Oregon. Florida was taken in by the
democracy in 1S19, while Polk and Pierce,
from 1S45 to 1S53, took in 750,000 square
miles of Texan and Mexican territory,
which was 37 per cent of the previous
area, of the republic.
The democratic party from Jefferson
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down annexed territory to the extent of j
nearly three times the sise of the Union j
when the founder of that party held the
Out of these vast
reins of government.
acquisitions have been carved the states j
of Florldai Louisiana, Arkansas, Mis- j
souri, Iowa, Minnesota. North and South
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Pni-nti Npiin^kn TCnns.m Colorado,
Dakota, xseoiasKa, ivansas, voioiauu.
Texas, Wyoming. Montana, Idaho, Utah, 1
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Nevada, California, Oregon and Wash
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New Mexico, Oklahoma and the Indian j
Territory.
In conclusion Mr. Hearst pertinently j
remarks: "Doubtless there must be small j
Americans as long as human nature re- |
tains its diversity, but is it not unac- j
countable that any of them, with such a j
party history to look back upon, should J
call themselves democrats?" Verily, the j
editor of the New York Journal is like :
the wind that "bloweth where it listeth" j
when he has the temerity to indirectly
refer to the intellectual giants of Mon
tana as "small Americans."
THOMAS JEFFERSON LEVY.
A gentleman residing In Astoria, Ore
gon. writes the Inter Mountain making
inquiry as to Thomas Jefferson Levy,
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who has be"n widely quoted by reason r.f !
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Ins position on the financial question, Mr. i
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Levy is a prominent democratic lawyer 1
of New York. At a banquet given in 1
honor of Richard Croker, the Tammany
chief, shortly after Van Wyck was elect
ed mayor
Greater New York, Mr.
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Levy outlined the course to be pursued j
by the democratic party in 1900 insofar as
j the silver question is concerned. In a
speech, heretofore published in part In
these columns, ho emphatically sat down
on the free coinage issue, as a party
measure, and declared that a platform
would be adopted upon which every gold
democrat, every silver democrat and ev
ery other democrat could stand.
Ho further indicated that democratic
clubs were being formed to effect this
end. In other words, the anti-free coin
age democrats are organizing to control
the next national convention. Through
out the middle west they are making
great headway, notably in Iowa, where
nearly all the leading men in the party
are committed to compromise measures
on the silver question.
In the meantime the silver democrats
in the west are resting contentedly on the
laurels of a local victory, and doing ab
solutely nothing to counteract the work
of the gold wing of that party. Presum
ably the silver leaders of that party arc
getting ready to accept the inevitable.
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Though the senatorial fight in Helena
may be said to be under headway, and
the rival factions have a full head of
steam on, our advices are to the effect
that so far the boodle machine has failed
to put in an appearance. The plan is to
frighten members .of the legislature into
opposition to Clark by conveying the
idea that he lias no strength aside from
the votes that are purchased. The Clark
men, however, insist that the enemies of
that candidate arc the ones who will use
money, and are crying "stop thief" to
cover their own tracks. As it is a purely
democratic row the chances are that
both sides will squander a few desultory
nickels, not for the purpose of bribery,
but merely as evidences of good faith.
If the statements made in the gover
nor's message relative to county sheriffs
are correct, it is the duty of the chief
executive to see that those gentlemen are
impeached for misconduct in office. His
excellency has a job ahead of him that
is longer than his message.
The attention of the Anaconda Stand
ard is called to a painful oversight In its
columns this morning. It said nothing
about Us challenge to tha Inter Moun
tain. Such aching voids should not be
practiced by a great family newspaper.
The Anaconda Standard is authority
for the statement that the air is so thick
with boodle in Helena that it can be cut
with a knife. As the Standard has a
knife up its sleeve it ought not to com
plain.
DROPPING BRYANi
Although the three grand sub-divisions
of the democratic party in this state—the
Anaconda Standard, the Butte Miner and
the Helena Independent, have each been
committed to the anti-expansion policy
now warmly advocated by Mr. Bryan,
not - onc of those papers has had the
courage to defend the boy orator oi the
Blatte along the lines of his new de
parture.
The Standard is devoting itself:.chiefly
to the horrors of life in Butte, the Miner
is advising the legislature to do its duty!,
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without filing specifications, and the In

dependent is busy taking a census of the
population of Helena since the candidat« , .
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for legislative positions arrived. But
the triumvirate preserves a dignified
clam-like silence on the merits of the
fight that Bryan is making against "im
perialism."
If there is anything that a Montana
democratic newspaper hates to 'do it is
to deal in futures. There is no telling at
the present time whether the democracy
will stand pat in 1960 on this expansion
proposition. It may become necessary for
the Standard to get its copper-lined
stomach in shape to swallow its endorsc
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ment of anti-expansion, just as it gulped
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down its advocacy of the fusion plans of
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Bryan and Jones at the beginning of the
late campaign. Hence, it cannot afford .
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to increase the possible dose, b> piema- (
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lurely patting l>ryan on uie duck. j
The Miner cannot afford to be too
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vigorous in
its fight against the theory of
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expansion for it hopes to' do a little ex- |
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panding itself if it gets away with the > ,
senatorial election next Tuesday. The
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Independent is too strongly and sincere
democratic to have an opinion on any ;
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proposition until it knows w'.neh way the
cat is going to jump.
Bryan is getting pretty scrubby treat
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Take it all around, 1
men from the leading democratic press of
this state.
It merely confirms the opinion formed
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by many when the Montana democrats !
repudiated his campaign plans for the j
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silver cause, namely that it was their de- j
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liberate intention to let him drop in or
der to further the scheme for a re-union |
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of the eastern and western wings of the
party.
development and growth.
In discussing tlte question of commet'
cial expansion, in an able and compre
hensive manner, Henry Clews says;
The great financial and commercial de
velopments which have ben manifest
thé~Unitëd~ States for the last decade, are !
nuvv assuming larger proportions than
eur forefathers ever dreamed of. The :
theory of expansion which our victories j
over Spain have forced upon us will de
velop the wealth and prestige of this
country in a way that will make the na- !
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when that mighty power was mistress or i
the world; but we are not going to be an 1
empire after the fashion of'tlie potency |
nee wielded by Rome. There will be no !
tyranny in our political system, nor any
constant reaching out for further posses
sions. We will simply keep the territo
ries we have fairly won, and set about
civilizing the inhabitants and educating
them for self-government.
Next to Montana the senatorial fight
in Pennsylvania is of public interest.
Quay has been nominated by the repub
lican caucus, but a large number of re
publicans refrained from participating in
that body, just as the anti-Clark men
did in this state six years ago, in order
to wage war on the nominee. At mid
night last night Quay gave out the state
ment that he was absolutely sure of re
election, while John Wannamaker gave
out the statement that Quay is assuredly
beaten. The democrats in the Pennsyl
vania legislature will vote for some re
publican other than Quay in order to
defeat that candidate, if he can be beaten
in no other way.
Today Hon. Theodore Brantly enters
upon his active duties as chief justice
of the supreme court of Montana. A
more scholarly gentleman, a more able
jurist,' a broader-minded man never
graced that honorable position. Con
gratulations are due the citizens of this
state. In its entirety the supreme bench
is a strong, able body of men, a credit to
the commonwealth of Montana.
It is unfortunate that any one should
question the good faith of citizens con
cerned la abating the smoke nuisance.
There is nothing to show that the amel
termen are not acting In perfect good
faith, and it is only fair to give them
full credit for a desire to co-operate with
fair to all, and with that
others in the matter of getting rkl of the
smoke. It is also worthy of note that
Judge Lindsay is pursuing an intelligent
and praiseworthy course, and is appar
ently in no danger of losing his head in
dealing judicially with a great local prob
lem. From present appearances the mat
ter is likely to be adjusted in a manner
prospect in view
unjust criticism of individuals is to be
deplored.
Judge Pemberton retires from the su
preme bench with the good will and best
wishes of the people of Montana, regard- j
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thought. He retires with an honorable
record as a gentleman and as a jurist,
and all unite in wishing him well.
less of their political affiliations. He has
been an able and a just judge, impartial
in all his rulings and giving to all inat
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lus oerore him careful and conscientious
Having dropped the silver issue from I
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its mental cold storage batteries, the edi
toi ial department of the Anaconda
Standard is now trying to bring canned
beef to the front as a paramount issue.
ATHLETES MAKE POOR SOLDIERS.
Leslie's Weekly; An odd fact developed
by the campaign of the Seventy-first is this,
at least it seems to be established, that, I
given equal hardships, men in fine athletic
training suffer more than men in ordinary
condition a,.,He„u • .. . ,
( , h ' .. ' _ - ho ^' ln thi8 regt- j
mcni, tnat tne tunners, the jumpers, the
crack bicycle riders and the record men
generally were readier fever victims thani
. t! i comrades .,n,i
FT , tt ? d .* av 1 ? ° Ut . SOOner in !
( mergencles of the battlefield. There j
j was Sergeant Meeks, a long-distance run- !
j ner, and "Hub" Smith, a bicycle rider, and I
Siebold, a winner of running races, and Ott j
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a sprinter and hurdler, and Private Meeks '
anothoi^bic^ a7m- !
I nor 'and so^on' thrn^îih*»"^^ u^ 6 ' ?» run ; !
| without exception these w,,f nthiet« fSi
: ntn " ne
, , , j rll l 1 . tt ?L,5® 11 ?'P se " 'il 1 the flr ® t I
. am P ut upon them. They made ,i
A ai 7*° ( .f. e ' 1, 1 cases tmd dysentery eases j
Z" 1 ' 1 't appeared to nurses
thorm.^h ,h^t.e? y0 . nfl - 9 uestl0 H. that the'
t 8 physical training which these
men had completed just before the war, in
anticipation of the spring athletic games,
was a serious impairment of their powers
for resli, ting disease. It is worthy of note.
also, t ( lat rnost of these athletes indulged
neither in drink nor tobacco.
TEMPERANCE REFORM IN FRANCE.
I beer with the meals, but all spirits are pro- |
hibited. The society has no fewer than 300
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London Chronicle: Temperance reform
is making progress in France, and the
latest development of the society against
! the use of spiritous liquors is the establish
j " of a cheap temperance restaurant.
j Temperance in this case does not exclude
j the use of a limited quantity of wine and i
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I port from many educational institutions,
General Gallieni, the governor of Mada
gascar, wdto is an absolute teetotaler, is a
member of the society, and is doing his best ]
to limit the use of alcohol in his colony.
The bishop of Nancy is another leading
member of the society, and the manager of
the Paris & Mediterranean railway is pro
moting the interests of the society among
railway employes.
A NEW ROBINSON CRUSOE.
London News: Mr. Bacon, whose bal
looning exploits in the interests of science
! are so well known, and have been described
more than once in these columns, is now ;
: about to try his luck in another direction,
j The board of TrinitjMhouse has consented ;
to place him upon a desert island, there to
live like Robinson Crusoe, so long as his ;
! own provisions last him. However, unlike ;
! Robinson, he will be able to leave when he 1
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, ' unuiiiuun ui tun aim iota w cauici. . a
i scono his operations will be Tamplin
1 lighthouse. By the way, this enthusiast
| spent the midnight hours of a recent even
! ing in tho Whispering Gallery of St. Paul's,
and he says that he got a line haul of phe
nomena.
REVIVING HIS CREDIT.
A man is said to have caused tho banns
of marriage to be published in a Yorkshire
church between himself and a lady to
whom ho was not engaged and who had
no intention of marrying him. The man, it
was alleged, had come to the»end of his
credit, and astonished the town by having
the banns published between himself and
a rich lady who, he had ascertained, was
on the continent. At once his credit was
revived.
HER BUNCH OF VIOLETS COST $40.
The woman who wishes to buy violets
nowadays must have a long purse. At a
recent wedding a bouquet of these modest
but costly flowers, carried by the maid of
honor, was paid for in four $10 bills, and it
wasn't a monstrous bunch at that. It
costs more money to deliver these gifts of
nature than it does to cultivate them 1 .
JULIUS ELL1NGER & CO'S
Madge Lessing
High=Grade Cigars
H. L. FRANK
DISTRIBUTOR BUTTE, MONT.
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THE VIOLONCELLO.
j As aerlfaS" 8 d6r Pl " ce
I like to shtop an' listen to der moosic of
der band;
It sets my feet to marehin'. It's impossible
to shtand
In quietness vhen down der shtreet dot ag
gregation comes
Mit der singin' of her trumpets und der 1
scolding of der drums.
It fill my heart mid restlessness. I feel dot
I belong
To busy life und action mid der hoping,
hurrying throng.
Und vhen dose echoes die avay und ofer my
task I'm bent.
Dot lingerin' memory-moosie holds a strain
of discontent.
But, vhen der shadows curtain out der
troubles of der day
Und Heinrich brings der shello und sits
down uvhile to play,
Der disappointments scatter und a calm
monies are mirrored in der smil- !
ing of his face. |
Dose tones comes sighing gentrly oudt, so j
tremulously sweet
Dat I feel dere's nodding lacking to make j
happiness complete.
For sorrow, like der vapors frofn my pipe, |
floats far away, |'
Vhen Heinrich brings his shello und sits
down avhile to play.
SLAUGHTER OF THE INNOCENTS.
In November the robins in flocks of hun
I dreds make their way into the gardens of j
(owns, as well as into the parks and Holds !
and orchards about the Bay of San Fran- \
cisco, where many of the blessed wander- i
ers are shot for sport and the morsel of i
meat on their breasts, says John Muir In |
the December Atlantic. Man then seems j
a beast of prey, pray as he may. Not even >
genuine pity can make the robin-killer j
quite respectable. Saturdays are the great j
slaughter days In the bay region. Then the |
city pot hunters, good and bad, with a rag
tag of boys, go forth to kill, kept in coun
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I tenance by a sprinkling of regular sports
men , arrayed in self-conscious majesty,
leBsirvgs . leading dogs and carrying ham
merless, breech-loading guns of famous
j makers. Over the fine landscapes the kill
rng goes forward with shameful enthu
siasm. After escaping countless dangers,
thousands faM - h 1 « - bagfuls are gathered,
many are left wounded to die slowly, no
! Red cross society to help them. Next day.
j Sunday, the blood and leggings vanish from
! the most devout of the bird butchers, and
I they go to church, carrying gold-headed
j can es, Instead of guns. After hymns, pray
ers and sermon they go home to feast, to
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! 1>Ut G ?' Vs 80nçbirds to u * e > put them in
! their diners instead of in their hearts, eat
them ' suck the l )ltiful Iitt,e drumsticks. It
is only race living on race, to be sure; but
I Christmas singing divine love need not be
,i r j V en to such straits while wheat and
j apples grow, and the shops are full of dead
ca { t Ie. Song birds for food! Compared
with this to make kindling of our pianos
an( j violins would be pious economy.
"Four nine," "four nine." the man who
was making a light and wholesome break
fast upon a couple of sinkers and a cup
of coffee, heard in a North Sixteenth street
restaurant.
"What under the sun is a 'four nine?' "
he asked of a passing waiter.
"Four cakes."
"Just then the cry of "Three with their
eyes open," came floating across the room,
and as he Shuddered he asked again:
"Now, what in blue murder is that?"
"Three eggs up."
nd the waiter hurried away to fill an
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w hich he explained was a dish of
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SHORT ORDERS.
NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE.
] in THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE
Sixth Judicial District of the State of
Montana, in and for the County of
Park.
In the matter of the Estate of Jacob
Reding, deceased.
Notice is hereby given that in pursu
ance of an order of sale of the district
court of the county of Park, state of
Montana, made on the 18th day of De
cember, 1897, in the matter of the estate
of Jacob Reding, deceased, the under
signed, the administrator, with the will
; annexed of said estate, will sell at pri
vate sale to the highest bidder, for cash,
; and subject to confirmation by the said
district court, on or after the 9t.h day of
; January, 18B9. at the National Park bank,
; Livingston, Park county, Montana, all
1 the right, ti e, intci est and estate of the
Bald Jacob Reding, at the time of his
in addition to, all that curtain lot, piece
or parcel of land, situate, lying and being
in the county of Silver Bow, state of
Montana, and described as follows, to
wit:
An undivided one-fourth (44) interest
in and to that portion of Lot Five (5), in
Block Twenty-nine (29) of Butte City,
Sliver Bow county, Montana, known as
the Clarendon Hotel property, and being
all the interest of said estate in and to
said lot.
All bids or offers on said property must
be ln writing, and may be left at the
National Park bank, above mentioned,
or delivered to the undersiigned person
ally at Livingston, Park county, Mon
tana, or filed in the office of the clerk of
the above district court.
Terms and conditions of sale: Cash, 19
per cent of purchase money to be paid to
the administrator at the time of accept
ance of bid by him; balance on confirma
tion of sale by said district court. Deed
at expense of purchaser.
Dated at Livingston, Montana, Decem
ber 16, 1898.
J. C. VILAS,
Administrator, with the Will Annexed,
of the Estate of Jacob Reding, de
ceased.
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THE ARTIST
IN HIS
STUDIO
May give full play to his im
agination—he may conceive the
ideal picture of his time, but
lacking the proper material,
his conception Will di?.

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Paint Co.'s
Complete stock of Artists' Ma
terials covers every known
want of the artist and supplies
every requisite—brains except
ed~to produce a masterpiece.
Prices Very Reasonable.
14 W. Broadw'y, Butte |
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Under State Supervision. Interest Bald
on Deposits.
Loans Made to Stockholders on Real
Estate Security. Guaranteed
First Mortgages for Sale.
Trustees—Lee Mantle, president; Chas.
Schatzlein, vice president; Fayette Har
rington, treasurer; Charles R. Leonard,
attorney; A. B. Clements, secretary;
F. Aug. Heinze, Henry Mueller, Frank
Haskins.
JOHN A. CREIGHTON........President
G. W. STAPLETON......Vice President
T. M. HODGENS..................Cashier
Stat9 Savings Bank
Paid in Capital ...................$100.006
Surplus and Undivided Profits..«, 50.000
Corner Main and Park Streets, Butte.
Under State Supervision and Jurisdiction
Interest Paid on Deposits.
Sells exchange available in all the
principal cities of the United States and
Europe. Collections promptly attended
to.
TRANSACT A GENERAL BANKING
BUSINESS.
DIRECTORS—J. A. Creighton. Omaha:
G. W. Stapleton, A. H. Barret. E. D.
Leavitt, S. V. Kemper, T. M. Hodgens.
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
OF BUTTE.
Andrew J. Davis................President
James A. Talbot..........Vice President
E. B. Weirick......................Cashier
George Stevenson......Assistant Cashier
A General Bailing Ensta Transit il
FOREIGN EXCHANGE.
We draw direct on alt the principal
cities of Europe and issue our own let
ters of credit, available in all parts of the
world.
Special attention given to collections.
27 N. MAIN STREET.
W. A. Clark.
J. Ross Clark.
W. A. Clark & Bro
(Successors to Clark & Larabie.)
Transacts a General Banking Business.
Buy Gold Dust, Gold Bars, Silver Bul
lion and Local Securities.
Boxes for rent in the only Safety De
posit Vault in the city.
Sell exchange available in all of the
principal cities of the United States and
Europe.
Special attention given to collections.
ALEX J. JOHNSTON. Cashier.
Wm. L. Hoge, R. C. Chambers, Marcus
Daly, M. B. Brownlee. F. E. Sargeant.
Hoge, Brownies & Co
BANKERS
Butte City, Montana,
Transact a General Faulig rnste
Collections promptly attended to. Ex
change drawn on all the leading cities oi
Europe.
HOGE, DALY & CO.. ANACONDA
CORRESPONDENTS :
Wells, Fargo & Co., New York.
Wells, Fargo & Co., Salt Lake.
Wells. Fargo & Co., San Francisco.
Omaha National Bank, Omaha.

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