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THE DAILY MINER.
BUTTE, MONTANA, JANUARY 1, rHINTED AND PUBLISHED BV THE MINER PUBLISHING COMPANY. BI TTE, MONTANA. O. ZlEGEsruw, Editor and Gen'l Manager. Though not by any means—cither in u literary or mechanical way-- what we coukl wish or what we ho|>ed to make it, we lake pleasure in sub mitting to our readers this extra edition of The Miner as a New Year greeting. We feel confident that all our readers will find it not only interesting, but worthy of preser vation for future reference. It contains matter that has never appeared in print and much that cannot be found in so con venient a form. The work of compilation was not begun until December 1st and the progress of the work has been much re tarded by want of mechanical facilities, presses and printers. The want of these important factors in the production of work of this character has compelled ub to omit much matter of interest especially prepared for this edition and£will also ac count for the lack of finish to the work. However, it was not intended to make it a fine specimen of printing, but to serve an utilitarian purpose. Its aim is to present to the world a fait, honest and unex aggerated accouut of Butte, her mines, mills, smelters und commercial importance. Also, of the progress that Montana has made in material develop ment and to gi ve some idea of her great possibilities. Only such historical data is given as is believed will be found useful and of general interest. If we have, under the untoward circumstances, accomplished our main aim, we shall be content. Strong in the sense of a conscientious effort, we sub mit our greeting to our friends in the ut most confidence of their approbation. Bi:tte's water supply is excellent. Bkes do not prosper in Montana. The Moiitnna horse has great possibili ties. Epidemic diseases are very rare in Mon tana. Montana has a population of 150,000 souls. The days of the stage coach are num bered. _ Frv'it culture is making great strides in Montana. The outlook for the cattle industry never was better. Money is worth from one to two per cent, in Butte. By July next Butte will have a popula tion of 40,000. Nearly ail the secret societies are rep resented in Butte. The Territory will double in population in the next five years. Montana is for silver and against any party that is inimical to it. Ik you want to find anything in this vol ume consult the index. Bette is the greatest and most prosper ous mining camp on earth. The Butte Gas Company has about five miles of mains laid in Butte. The finances of Butte and of Silver Bow County are in excellent condition. In no place in America can capital be so advantageously applied as in Butte. Bitte sends greeting to the world at large, with the best v ishes of the season. The temperance workers have gained a foothold in Butte, and are doing excellent work. _ Montana should be admitted into the Union by the present Congress, along with Dakota. Thf. public schools of Butte are so good that not a single private school exists in the city. The Silver Bow County Court-house is one of the mast handsome public structures in Montana. The city of Butte is lighted from city limit to city limit by the Brush system of electric lights. W ESTERN Montana can control the poli tics of the Territory, if so inclined. It has the votes to do it. Five million dollars in silver and ten millions in copper represent the product of Butte for 1885. In the future Butte will have two meet ings of its Kacing Association, one in the spring and one.in the fall. As this holiday edition will show, churches and schools go hand in hand with the pioneers in the great West. Ten thousand copies of this edition have beenprinted, and 8,000 were ordered before the edition came from the press. Montana's Indian war claim now before the Third Auditor of the United States Treasury, amounts to $248,000. There is no end to the number of hot springs, whose waters have great medicinal virtues, to' be found in Montana. Nearly all the Christian churches are represented in Butte, and illustrations of their edifices are given in this issue. Montana bas the best beef in the world. Our cattle lead the market by from one cent to three per pound everywhere. The Messenger service oi Butte is under the control of the District Telegraph sys tem, which is capitalised for $25,000. Politicians and persons interested in the growth of the Territory will find the polit ical tables in this work of great interest. The hospitals of Butte are a credit to the community. They indicate the exist ence of great humanity and philanthrophy. The Butts postoffics returns a net rev enue to the Government of $14,000 per annum. It is cramped for room, and al Silver Bow County, of which Butte is the capital, has a population of 25,000 people. It will cast 7,000 votes next Fall. The asseeaed valuation of Silver Bow County is $7,546.731. Silver Bow is the smallest, but the richest, county in the Territory. Montana is a grand mountain country. It is calculated to produce a hardy race, who will achieve all the possibilities of the Territory. Thbre is no Territory or State whose possibilities are greater than those of Mon tana. It has all the elements that make States great. The Northern Pacific main line will be built into Butte early in the spring. It will come from Garrison through the Deer Lodge valley. The Butte Miners' Union is a blessing to the camp. It is conducted on conservative principles and has the full confidence of the mine operators. The Denver and Rio Grande Railroad is the great scenic line of the country. In coming to or going from Montana go over this line. Its scenery is not equalled in the world. New Year's day and not the least signs of snow. Up to now heavy underclothing and overcoats have not been essential to comfort here. Such is "the rigorous climate of Montana." The output of gold dust from, the placer mines of Deer Lodge county, for the year 1885, was about $150,000. The bankiug house of Clark & Larabie, at Deer Lodge, purchased two-thirds ol this amount. No where else in the world are such lus cious potatoes grown 'is Montana. Despite the high rate of freight, their su periority makes their Bale in St. Paul and Minneapolis, at a profit, a possibility. This edition will show the commercial importance of Butte, though it doesn't by any means show all the business houses of Butte. Indeed, only a small proportion have seen fit to make themselves known to the public. The geological conditions of Butte are fully described elsewhere. For thie report we are indebted to Mr. Williams, Chief of this division of the Geological Survey, which is doing excellent work for the min ing industry. While we give unusual prominence to the counties West of the rçnge, in this edition, we have not neglected the balance of the Territory. It has been our aim to give every section and every industry in the Territory a representation. The special article on "Fruit Growing in Montana," which will be found in this edi tion, has been contributed by Mr. Will H. Sutberlin, one of the editors of the Rocky Mountain Husbandman. It is thoroughly reliable and of unusual interest. By some mysterious oversight the name of W. A. Clark was not included in the liet of heavy taxpayers elsewhere published. He is one of the largest property holders in the city and county, and one of the heavi est taxpayers in the Territory—not only through the large number of corporations with which he ie identified abA ft> which he is the leading factor, bnt also in an indl Mr. L. W. Peck, editor of the Wool Grower, Fort Benton, is the author of the epecial article-in thie edition on "8heep in Montana." It will be read with interest by all classes, and especially by those who contemplate going into the business. This New Year number is gratuitously iassued to every subscriber of the Daily or 8emi-Weekly Miner. Every subscriber is entitled to a copy, free. Though not what we could wish it, it is a valuable New Year greeting, and will be found worthy of pre servation. The Daily Miner is the great newspaper of Montana. It is sold at $12 per year. The Semi-Weekly at $4 per year and the Weekly at $2. Persons desiring to be posted upon the resources of Montana should subscribe for it. The Weekly Edi tion will be illustrated. The Miner Publishing Company issues daily, semi-weekly and weekly editions. The daily receives and publishes the full Associated Press dispatches, is issued every day of the year, incluaing Sundays and holidays, and is recognised as the leading newspaper of the Northwest. The Financial and Mining Record, pub lished at New York, has shown more sym pathy with the mining nien of the Great West than all the rest of the alleged min ing papers of the East. The Récord haa been and ie the staunch friend of silver, and has always had a good word tor Butte. The people of the West should bear thie in mind. The wood-cuts used in this edition were made tor us by Drant & Hawtin. of Chi cago, to whom we make acknowledgement of indebtedness for the prompt manner in which they performed their work, and the excellence of their products. Tinse en gravings wero all made from photographs by Thomas H. Rutter, of thie city, the por trait and landscape artist. The joint work is creditable to both. Since the publication of Mr. Wilson's paper on "Montana Journalism," which will be found in full in this edition, the News has been established in WalkerviUe, this county; Mr. J. E. jHendery has with drawn from the Livings* on Enterprise. having disposed of hie ^interest therein to his former partner; and Mr. H. T. Brown has disposed of his interest in The Miner, and withdrawn from its manage ment. The Weekly Miner is sent anywhere for $2 per year. The weekly' is handsomely illustrated, containing views of the mines, smelters, landscapes, portraits of import ant personages, cuts of residences and busi ness houses, etc., all illustrating the pro gress of the development of the Territory. It contains a weekly summary of the ship ments of bullion, matte and ore and of tha operations of the mines. A ireone desiring to be posted on Butte and i' ' do without The Weekly MU The Miner, in this special edition, gives the first authentic report of the vote of the Territory between the years 1864 and 1874. The returns of the Territory be tween those year* were not recorded in any regular book. The Mines, to seears ttMss figures, had to go to the original rétama in the Territorial Secretary's office spd sort them out of the official papers. Tbs fig ures given atw absolutely eofrreet. An al leged "History of Montana," issued several months ago. says that McLean ran against Upson, i n th s first pl acc; mistake.