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The Kalispell Bee.
DAILY AND SEMI-WEEKLY By BEE PUBLISHING^., f; Cor. Main and Second Sts., Kalispell, Mont. Telephone Number U. Entered at the Postoffice at Kalispbll. Mon tana, as second class mail matter. SUBSCRIPTION RATES. Postage free for the United States, Canada and Mexico. One cent per copy added for post age to foreign countries. Daily Bee, One Month......................1-15 Daily Bee, Six Months,..................... Lj® Daily Bee, One Year,....................... Semi-Weekly Bee, Six Months,............ J-JJJ Semi-Weekly Bee, One Year............• • • - 2.00 Daily printed every evening except Sunday; Semi-Weekly on Tuesdays ana Fridays. When ordering paper changed give old ad dress as well as new address aud specify wheth er daily or semi-weeklv. Address all business communications and make money orders checks etc., payable to Bee Publishing Company. in to CITY OFFICIAL PAPER. SATURDAY. AUGUST 3,1901. J f VVVVVVVVVVVV1 TEN DOLLARS REWARD. W k A reward of ten dollars will B be paid at this office for in C formation leading to the arrest ff and conviction of anyone steal £ ing the Bee from subscribers. INSTRUCTION IN FORESTRY. The importance of caring for the forests of the country is being recog nized in many directions of recent years. One of the latest evidences of the consideration given this important branch of agricultural work is the in creasing interest in the work of schools of forestry, one of the largest and best equipped of which is con nected with Yale university. This de partment of the university work goes on full swing even when the students in other lines are enjoying the long vacation. According to Prof. Henry S. Graves, who is at the head of the forestry school, the summer school aims to give instruction to farmers, lumbermen and others who wish to obtain a knowledge of the principles of forestry and a practical acquain tance with the care and tending of woodlands, and with tree planting. The course is particularly adapted to persons who wish to fit themselves for practical work as forest rangers. The school has for its use 2C0 acres of ground, affording excellent opportu nity for practical work in all branches of forestry. Five regular courses are offered; forest botany, silviculture, forest measurements, forest protec tion and introduction to forestry. Prac tical work in the woods forms a very important part of the instruction. In connection with the course in forest botany frequent excursions are made to train the students to distinguish the native and foreign trees and shrubs. A large part of the work in silviculture is devoted to practice in selectiing trees for thinning, in locat ing reproduction and improvement cuttings and in the study of forest planting. During the course in forest measurements the students will have abundant practice in studying the growth of trees and making estimates of standing timber. In the course in forest protection the damage done by fire and other enemies of the forest will be illustrated. The department of agriculture at Washington is paying much attention to this branch of science in recent years. The effect of forest destruc tion on climate in particular is afford ing an opportunity for study and in vestigation which this branch of the government, and especially the fores try bureau, is devoting much time toward. While it is not likely that a single hot wave can be traced to forest destruction, it is logical to expect that the denudation of a once forested coutnry will work great changes in the climate of the affected region. As regards the direct effect of for est destruction in the extending of the arid region there is little difference of opinion. The denudation of the mountains is followed by irregularity In the flow of water courses depended upon for irrigation. It is worthy of note, too, in this connection that the states lying nearest to the still stand ing forests of the north, while they have had to endure excessive heat in common with regions further from the forests, have not suffered so much from drought. All of these considerations would in dicate that study of the preservation of the forests of the country and the encouragement of their cultivation in denuded or hitherto untimbered sec tions is of sufficient importance to in is all to a merit the attention it is receiving in leading educational Institutions, and there is little doubt that the oppor tunities and emoluments for experts in forestry are bound to increase as time goes on and as the importance of the science they follow is recognized to the extent which it deserves. CARTER'S STOLEN MONEY. Uncle Sam is making a steady ef fort to get hold of the boodle that Oberlin M. Carter, late captain of the United States corps of engineers, is said to have put away in a safe place in anticipation of the time when he will be released from the military prison at Leavenworth, Kas., where he is now serving a term of imprison ment for swindling the government in conection with harbor improvement contracts at Savannah. The captain got away with something over two million dollars, but just what he did with this product of dishonesty has not been determined. Several of his relatives have been interrogated in the matter, but no definite conclusion has been reached by the government officials as to what became of the money. The latest development in the case is the filing of bills against the captain and L. D. Carter, his uncle, who is suspected of knowing all about the disposition of the stolen millions. It may be that the captain and his friends may evade for a time Uncle Sam's long arm, perhaps until his release, and enjoy the comforts his ill-gotten gains can buy. A few other embezzlers and such like have succeeded in doing so, and to judge by the powerful influence Carter was able to command at Washington to stave off his punishment, he has a good chance to succeed along the same lines. But it is to be hoped, if only as a lesson to public officials who might be tempted to follow in his steps, that the attorney general's de partment will succeed in its efforts to locate the spoils and compel the holders to disgorge. That the captain on his release should find himself dis honored in his profession and compell ed to earn his living by hard work is as just as is his present confine ment, and it would be a scandal and a menace to every legal and moral ob ligation should he be allowed to live in ease on the proceeds of his dishon orable actions. Iowa democrats will in all probabili ty have the same trouble to contend with at their state convention this month as did the Ohio people. Word from political headquarters in Des Moines says that the signs are favor able for the adoption of a platform similar to i.iat adopted in Ohio, con fining the issues to affairs of the state solely. While there is evidently a powerful sentiment in this direction, there are not lacking prominent demo crats who are bitterly opposed to side-tracking national issues and neg lecting to reaffirm the Kansas City platform. The sentiments of J. Murphy of the Dubuque Telegraph mentioned as one of the time-tried and worthy men of the party, are giv en as an indication of how a number of the leaders regard the side-track ing schemes. He declares flatly that he will bolt the democratic party in Iowa if the convention fails to reaffirm the Kansas City platform. Mr. Mur phy evidently does not believe in look ing to the things that are before. His views on national issues may change considerably in the next year or two, and it would only seem reasonable progression to leave old platforms be hind, and reasonable foresight cease worrying about new platforms until the time comes to build them MANILA GOVERNMENT. Proposition That it Be Like That of the District of Columbia. Washington, Aug. 2.—It is announc ed from Manila that it is proposed to institute in the Philippine capital a form of government similar to' that which has been in the rule in this city for a number of years, and in jus tification of the idea, which is bitter ly opposed by the people of Manila, it is asserted that "Washington is the best-governed city in the world." In this city there are no elections. Three commissioners, each paid $4, 500 per year, and serving for three years, under appointment by the president of the United States, admin ister all of the affairs of the district and interpret and apply the laws of congress passed for its benefit. There is no form of public pressure which, if resisted, can be brought to bear successfully in the interest of pnrticu a it of lar reforms or changes in policy. The commissioners are a law unto them selves, within the broad lineB of the federal statutes, and do as they please. ne president is the only person who can call them officially to account, and he is so busy with weightier matters that it is exceedingly difficult to reach him. On the whole, however, the commissioner form of government, as is exemplified in this city, is not bad. Whether it would bring as good results in the Philippines is a ques tion which cannot be answered at this time. Some one has wisely said that the ideal form of government Is the despotic form, provided proper care taken in the selection of the despot. That statement proves true to Wash ington. The president is always care ful to appoint persons to the office of commissioner who are strongly in dorsed by the people, and whose repu tations are a guarantee of their wil lingness and ability properly to per form the duties of the responsible trust. And besides, the president is always here, and congress is here one half of the time. A commissioner of the District of Columbia would find the way very rough and rugged if he were to attempt any serious interfer ence with the rights and privileges of the people. On the whole the commisslaner form of government works very well here. It is highly satisfactory from the point of view of the weightier mat ter with which every municipality has to deal. Expenses are held down, all money set aside for public improve ments is honestly and intelligently ex pended, the law Is enforced without fear or favor, and the city is policed to perfection. What complaint there is arises from the fact that some of these things are rather overdone at times than otherwise. The police regula tions, in small type, would fill a big book; there is too much red tape everywhere, and in the little matters of every day occurrence, the average citizen, in his contact with the city authorities, is subjected to petty an noyances of various sorts for which he sees no need. As one comes to bet ter understand the technical and sometimes absurd police rules, and the regulations which are insisted upon in the office of the city engineer, these are merely sample departments, illus trative of the general policy—he is re minded of the figure which is cut by a magnificent railroad engine as it tries to go up grade on slippery rails with no sand in its box. There is consider able progress; the engine is going on ward, perhaps, at the rate of ten miles an hour, but its wheels are revolving at the rate of sixty. It is so in Washington. Th*ese are not legitimate matters of serious criticism, however, and are offered only to indicate to what lengths in the multiplication of 'regulations" people will go who are in office for an indeterminate period and are unrestrained by aldermanic threats and the fear of a political up heaval. How such a form of government would operate in Manila nobody can tell. It is favored for that city be cause of the heterogeneous and uneven character of its population. The suf frage could hardly be sufficiently re stricted, it is said, to insure satisfac tory results at the polls, while any form of restriction would provoke un ending criticism. It would be an in teresting problem for the student of municipal government to have the Washington experiment tried at Ma nila. If it were to work well there under the numerous and obvious dis advantages it would encounter, would probably work well anywhere in the world. A successful trial in the Phillippines might lead the intelligent thought of this country in the direction of governing all the larger cities au tocratically, as a remedy for the ever increasing corruption and extrava gance which have seemingly come to stay wherever the municipal budgets are large enough to amount to strong temptation to the evil disposed ANOTHER TWIN-SCREW STEAM SHIP. One of the finest vessels on the great lakes is the twin-screw steam ship Miami, sailing twice a week from Duluth to Mackinac island in connection with the Eastern Railway of Minnesota. Illustrated information, rates and berth reservations from agent of the Great Northern Railway. ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE All persons indebted to Doctor Mac donald and the late Doctor McNiece, as co-partners, are requested to call at my office in the court house for set tlement. H. SWANEY, Administrator. The Missoula Mercantile company have just received a carload of barbed wire and poultry netting. All those that have been waiting for the past three months can now get their orders filled promptly. A superior quality of blackberry brandy for medicinal use. Kalispell Liquor and Tobacco company. 27-7-tf. Wall Paper—The largest and fines patterns from Be per roll up. Corns and see them. Hall's, 117 Main st THE FUN IS ALL OVER AN» WE ARE »OWN Ï0 BUSINESS. WE WILL WIR YOUR BUSINESS IF YOU WILL GIVE US THE CHANCE o Amo 2 t=4 3 m A A * 51 A m A 1\ & © © m m < g © m wi § BALL TEAM IS ALL We Won Beding Game! 1EB AND 1L-I. ere Our Colors and We Are the Champions. OUE GOODS AIRE TIE CIA1I Prices Are All Right aid Our Is tie lost Complete to Be Found City. CALL AN» SEE US. Missoula Mercantile M. M. CO.'S BALL TEAM IS ALL ? w m o «GUS Bro CKtoN Mass BEST? THE WORLD We handle a complete line of the celebrated W. L. Douglas Shoes at $2, $2.25, $2.50, $3.50, $4, $4.50 and $5 NEW YORK STORE, GEORGE S. WILSON. The Conrad National Bank OF KALISPELL CAPITAL $125,000.00. - - DIRECTORS - • C E. 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