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THE WEEKLY TRIBUNE,
NATURDAT. JANUARY 0. 186LS THE CAPITAL QUESTION. No discussion of the capital question can be had without Great Falls entering into it as a very prominent factor. And the more the question is agitated. and written and spoken about the more prominent Great Falls becomes. This is due to the fact that as the merits of the several candidates for the honor are passed into review the claims of Great l alls are forced into prominence, and as a moue an importance, by comparison, which attracts general attention. The Taini.st has eapressed the belief, and now reiterates it, that if time election for the pIrmianent capital were poistponed for tive years, Great Falls would literally have im walk over for it. The centralization of the principal snmelting, rehining and manufacturing industries of the state at Great Falls; its large and rapidly increasing population; the vast increase in the population of its unuerous tributary mining and agricul tural centers: the impetus which the building of one if not two transconti nental railways into the city will give it, and the acknowledged fact that Great Palls will become the center of popula tion of the state within the next decade will become so apparent. if not veritled, that by common consent the capital will be given to it. This is no idle boast, for the statement is warranted in the light of the present. A few short )ears ago the ground upon which Great Palls stands was almost a stranger to the presence of a white man. Today it fur nishes homies for 8.000 souls, and a be ginning only is made. The most san gine will fall far short of measuring the possibilities of the city during the next half decaiie. Hie can, however, in cast ing his horoscope. discern the capital of Montana on the banks of itroadwater Toni I io vn has his foot into it up to his nut-k. Ii, will always wish that irri gation iongriss lad been held where he couli not poseil lv have reached it. lie iimust me-t Sanders and his tongue. .us tire Fields and hip letter, and the coll shoulders of every self-respectinglUnitedl Staties sinator in Washington. Men h lie to not kn'n Power wonder why he made the charges he imid. but those who have measured his mental calibre are not at all surprised. Power was at home whei buying robes and furs from old squaws. There is where lie shone. But he was and always will be a failure as a politician. lie owes his present laisition in the senate to Sanders, but the colonel will henceforth let hint paddle his own -anrii. Those two worthies will divide their blank-ts as soon as l'iiwer reaches Washington. I1N a revert speep before an agricul tural convention in Ohio. I ii vernfor Mc. Kinky sail: There is one thing that that all miiLt as a ell make up their minds t"" ,hawr east: That they cn t inave ywan in " .Awn it ci-le-i from the -h.". p"- la~n-; ý d ut a taritf ti it t IhenI it -nt , , tahawks. 'I ith -anijit ` :a c, %% to (".1w : to their fac turn s in N\ w In : . ;nl mit et a alt of , n ý .t Ill tarill to the .h 1er. I"u lint ask tlat it I. . . .. in tarttf ta it. M.1 r L b ii -iii fret nail andi . i ree h t. I- markets of the ual li t. r tputt. and 'titht -I " a i~rket 11," pslnt n". prolenu. g 1 It I- to t -- in. t of ththe 1\\. 1 . -n i ni Iliti 1so ail-s in his i.::" nitt r w i i- t 1 in et thi t In is Il , ,. Iu - l t, hu weiIi ialiit arefu sina .itin wijl r I "xpei-i ti0 . thari'n t "u I .n t nua wl I.n.io ex en }. .t, I .I' in \'" t n ;.Ilil, Il. ill the ture ioitll n'".r i. xeeI :tiitatiNt1t. We piit i1t:tc ciii. last year and itl pay about tc1 si0mM0, 00 this year. Nocw it strikes us that President tlarrieiin could certainly in tht 4 lillian iatter make as aceurate an estimate as diid Mr.iartield. Tir Washington correstondent of the Blutte Miner says: "1t is generally con ceded that all possibility of usefulness for Power in Washington is completely destroyed. and the people and the legis lature should demand his resignation." That is about the size of the situation. If no other reason existed for calling an extra session of the legislature than to give the people of Montana, through their representatives in that body, an opportunity to demand Mr. Power's re signation, Governor Toole would be jus tified in calling it. Mr. Power should resign his ill-gotten seat in the senate and leave Washington forever. Tar. stock outlook for northern Mon tana, and, indeed, for the whole state, was never so tiattering in January as it is today. There has not been a day in the winter thus far that sheep have not enjoyed their daily run on grass and re turned to their sheds at night with a sense of fullness and Elenty within them. Oattle and horses have found excellent feed upon the ranges. If this weather continue and the absence of snow be as marked during the next two months as it has been during the last two, stock wW come out of their winter quarters in as good condition as they went In and losses will be nominal. CHINAMEN AND THE CAPITAL The labor vote of Montana can decide the capital question. And it will decide it. The city that can draw the solid labor vote of the state to its support will be selected as the permanent capital of d Montana. And there is only one city in the state that can do it. That city as is Great Falls. When it was laid out and e began to assume form and substance its e far seeing, enterprising promoters, prof t iting by the mistakes made by others, wisely determined that Great Falls should not be contaminated by the pres ence of Chinamen. They have adhered d to the resolution then formed and today rI Great talls is the only candidate for the d state capital which can boast of absolute freedom from the heathen peats. There is not a Chinaman in it to take bread from the mouths of laboring men and women and their families. None but citizens of the United States or those who may become such can he found in x the workshops, in the laundries and in the kitchens of Great Falls. a The labor convention which recently closed its labors at Anaconda wisely re solved not to support any city for the t state capital which employs or encourages - Chinese labor within its limits. The resolution is the expression of men who have seen and felt the depressing effects I and demoralizing tendency of Chinese r cheap labor. They are workingmen, t many of them with families to support while others are the reliance of enfeebled parents or orphaned brothers and sis ters. They see around them many of - the lighter occupations in which the stronger dependants may add something to the common subsistence, tilled by Chinamen. Turn which way they will they find a Chinaman blocking the door leading to honorable bread. The kitchen. r the dormitory, th' laundry. the garden are occupied by Chinamen. What can the suffering white laborer do? The law protects the heathen from violence. and the almighty dollar grasping dis position of the average mouney making American of the day, smoothes the way to his employment because h:" is cheap. The result is the ituathen fih.ds work while the white man and woman go to bed hungry. The laboring men of Montana have long been aware of this fact. 'T'hey have made earnest appeals to be relieved of the intolerable burdens which the presence of Chinamen impose upon them. Their appeals have been met with indifference upon the past of the many and opposition by the interested few. in the meantime Chinamen are daily being smuggled into the state, and the same old order of things continue. The heathens trade with their country nien. The money they make in the country tinds its way to (Ihina through a Chinese trade channel cut deep by the customs of the heathens during the past forty years. 'T'hey are renters of cheap shacks and not investors in and builders upon real estate. They obtain tieir clothing and most of their food through Chinese channels from their own country. Thhey employ their own phymiSins when they are sick an m have no use for white nien aside fron niiaking money through thietr go iI nature, in ti fferne nc r suprenwuj selish W hey Inak.. it. Po~werli ft t~ p', t cvt Ii"th:em l ves tirough process of law' ;!l; asint ti ei'vils mii intion-I tii( laboring menm of the itate miprio to nierciue a tinal givemn righlt ti inhiui the larger cities in tih state to re CsVnt their wmishme conering thii( Pin Iln nmt of 4ihinani.n. 'Taey uc f no hvnii i iiormis to mike thIlni kn imn. Thin simply say thel will prat tic( what thmy prealh vote as they tall. Ihy will mit isupport a ienimidatejltr m ihn. eat i ta l t h a t e m ap l nyi o r ~iai o u (ag t fa lls hlabmi. Thati isimimmumtl. (hi-mt Iul di tiUs the hill. It is tI i only candiilate for ti-' captul of Ite mmti hine(i vmti of m 1imtana. fir it is tii. only one which isi not cursed by the presence of the heathen pests. Ir. as the Helena Journal asserts. Mr. Carter has granted a hitter IRoot com puny a permit "to cut rio per cent of the timber growing on the timbered sections l of Miesoula eour ty." a few men down there have a pretty good thing, and no others need apply for a share of it. But isn't the pJournal mistaken in this? Dose the permit cover all the timbered sec? o tions of Missoula county, or does it cov er only a few timbered sections in Bitter Root valley? There is a distinction as well as a wide difference in the two I propositions. New YoRK is put down by the gold< bugs as a determined enemy to free coin age. And yet Roewell P. Flower voted twice in congress for the free and unlim- I ited coinage of silver, and in less than a I year thereafter was elected governor of I the state by nearly 50,000 majority. It J these facts prove anything at all they prove that a majority of the voters of I the state of New York are very partial to silver men or very bitter enemies of the McKinley measure. Either horn may be taken by our republican friends. As Mr. Tom Power promised to attend to the appropriation for irrigation pur poses in Montana at his end of the line, tt will soon be in order for the doughty commodore to introduce his bill. It may reasonably be feared, however, that the introduction will be the ending as well as the beginning of his promised work. SANDERS' LAND DISTRICT BILL. The full text of Col. Sanders' land office bill appears elsewhere to this issue of the TRiBUcE. Provision is made for the establlshment of two new land dis tricts in the state with offices at Dillon and at Fort Benton. A glance at the designated boundaries of the Fort Ben ton or northern district reveals a plot whereby the immense land office busi ness of this city and vicinity shall al ways be retained by Helena. If the bill become a law Great Falls will be ascom pletely shut out from obtaining a land office as she is now evidently shut out from the favors or smiles of Sanders and Power There will be no hope for her. All of her people, with those from liar ker and Neihart, will be compelled to go to Helena to transact their land business. It is a very cunningly devised measure, gotten up not so much in the interest of Fort Benton as it is in the interest of Helena. In a word. it is a Helena bill whereby that city seeks to protit at the expense of its more prosperous neigh bors. Mr. Sanders fixed the Dillon land dis trict all right. That is done for the pur pose of tying Dixon'shands. He wanted to get in his work in western Choteau county and Great Falls and Neihart and Barker, and in intermediate points where the lands are about all surveyed and from whence a prosperous land office business may be expected during the next few years. And the way he at tempts to do it is this: Great Falls is not included in the Fort Benton land district, but the south boundary line of that district is laid upon the north boundary line of this city and passing on westward twelve miles it strikes the Montana meridian which it follows north to the Canadian line, thus leaving Great Falls just outside the breast-works, as it were, but within the grasp of Helena. No greater outrage was ever attempt e I on the people of northern Montana. since Clagget turned over this whole great north country to the Indians as a reservation than Mr. Sanders proposes to perpetrate upon them by his outrageous bill. It is a direct insult to the people of (treat Falls and contiguous territory. It is an insult to the intelligence of the people in the proposed new district. Fort Benton, already within 25 miles of a land district, is designated as the sup posed business center of a territory which more than equals the combined area of Massachusetts, Connecti cut. llhode Island, Delaware and New Jersey. One boundary line is purposely brought up against Great Falls, and its citizens thus notifled they need not look for a land office during all time to come. Mr. Sanders' fealty to Helena's interests, and his jealous watch. fulness of those of the Northern Pacific, find expression in his bill. The latter corporation claims no lands in the pro posed Fort ienton land district. Will MIr. l)ixon si- to it that Mr. Sanders' bill Ie so amended in the house as to provide for the estatlishmieint of a land district embracing the western half of Chotean county auni all of Cascade, with the land Othee at Itreat Falls. Suih a hill would be in the line of the interests of all parties miie dir'tily interestemi. II:.t iTH OuF .It 'sTi' ir: lAt L E .EY. 'lITe death of Jose-'h P. liraliey re moves from the scureml court of the United States one of the most prominent mermiers of that body. Mr. Birailley was born in Albriny county. New York, rarch II. 151. grriiuatoi.I at lint;:ers aliege. New relsey. in 1i8i:. soul way si nitted to tie krr in I a39 at Newirk, N..I.. where hie has line resitleri. ie sidr" hit labors in lie ry branch of his ;rrfesion he Ia, iivotel i muet time and attention to ni iteniatics and the Stur' of law ais a urcie re. lIe was formeriy a whig, bit hiaded the electoral ticket for (runt in 18iit. I1i was ap pointed associate justice of the i uprene ourirt of the United States in March, 1870. lie was a imeniber of the famous electoral comiussion in 1877, and by his voting with the republican members of the tribunal he gave the presidential of lice to I. B. Hayes. For some time past Justice Bradley has been in very poor health, the result of an attack of Ia grippe from which he oeemed unable to rally. His age-70 years- -told against him, and Friday morning his spirit took its flight from earth. He will be buried at his home in Newark tomorrow. Axornr the resolutions adopted by the labor convention which just closed its session at Anaconda was the following: Resolved, That we will not support any city for the state capital that em ploys or encourages Chinese to remain among them Great Falls has not a ('hinaman within its limits; It never did employ Chinese labor and it never will. Great Falls is the only candidate for the capital in the state that answers to the requirement of the 8,000 or 10,000 labor voters in the state. It neither employs nor encour I ages Chinese to remain here. Labor ! delegates. please make a note of this I fact! ST. PAUL didn't seem to be in it from I the start for the democratic national convention. Chicago captured the prime without an effort, which fact goes to show, taking everything Into considera. tLion, it is the proper place for the con vesntion. Full line of Blank Books and Memor andums at Calki's book store. THE ROAD TO CASTLE. Castle wants the Neihart branch of the Great Northern extended to that place. It wants an outlet for its untold mineral wealth. It wants cheaper and speedier transportation facilities than it now enjoys. tfter looking over the sit uation it finds that the extension of the Neihart branch affords the best, the quickest and most profitable connection it can possibly have with the outside world. The question of the ability of the great mining camp to supply an abundance of ore for shipment to and re ducti n at Great Falls or at other points does not enter into the discussion from the fact that that point is conceded by everyone who is acquainted with its magniticent mineral resources. There is no room for a division of opinion upon this question. Castle must have hoist ing machinery; it must have mining sup plies; it must have an outlet for its ores. and to get all these at minimum cost it must have railroad connection with the world. This is the Castle view of the situation. Great Falls is in a position, or will be by the time the road can be completed. to handle all Castle ores which that place cannot reduce. It can furnish the camp with its mining and other sup plies. It can add investors in its mining properties and through a railroad con. nection-it can and will stimulate and ad vance the business interests of the two places far beyond the expectations of the most sanguine. Great Falls is quite as much interested in a direct railroad connection with Castle as that place is in any enterprise which will bring it about. Each would he benefited and each should spare no honorable means to unite the two places by rail at the earliest possible moment. This is the Great Falls view of the situation. But railroads upon paper add nothing to the taxable or prospective wealth of coniunnities. There may he cities in Montana which derive a certain degree of aid and comfort from paper railroads. But Great Falls is not one of them. In all of its enterprises this city tirst weighed. then decided, and then acted It has completed what it inaugurated. It proposes to be quite as methodical in the Castle railroad enterprise. It nas weighed it as a business proposition and found it not wanting. It has decided the road should be built, and action is determined upon. As railroads cannot be built without money, and as the Castle road will re quire at least a half million to complete it, the first thing to claim the attention of the enterprising citizens of Great Falls is the question of money. This is a mat ter in which the board of trade should, and doubtless will, interest itself. A certain amount of money is expected from the business men of the city. It all put their shoulder to the wheel the necessary funds can he guaranteed and the ball set moving. No business uiman is so blind that he will fail to see the re sulting benehits of a generous outldy of capital in the enterprise. As a business venture money put in a road to Castle would prose a paying in ICshwCrat if nov er a divideiCCC were deeh-r.r . 'L ire thor ough business raCan does not require an argument to impreIs this fact upon his m1ind. The mCaking of one of the moIt promising Cining stectiCCns Cn the state tributary to I treat Falls would soon tell the- story of CCnney advantageously et: ICCC nd. If, however. nothing hr- Ven tIred, nothing will be gained. Tilis 1.1 adlage is quite as true when applied tit the ailing of railroad CenstrsuItiCn i ,s When applied to the CoCuCInC. emery -CIy CIuCCiCCCCS5 of lift. A orCI the first thing a hout- seeker inquires about after satisfying hiCself as to the healthfulness of the ClirCate and fertility of the soil of a place is its school and church facilities. Nto sensi file man, let the advantages of a town he otherwise what they may, will willingly remove his family from good school and church influences to a place barren of either or which possesses them only in a very moderate degree. Happily for Great Falls its enterprising citizens have left nothing to be wished for in this direction. No place in the state has more church and school buildings in proportion to its population than Great Falls. Its educational facilities are ad mirable while the church-goer will not fall to find the denomination of his choice in possession of a comfortable house of worship. Great Falls is truly a church going community. THE Missoula Gazette is authority for the statemeut that Justice Field has not i yet decided whether to have Power hanged or shot, The justice has not C yet elected what dispuoition he will make of Power. He is waiting to see in what shape he will appear when Sanders I gete through with him. He may be a tit subject for a coroner's jury or a luna tico inquirendo. In either case Judge Fields will let him alone. *Tan St. Louis Republic says the Chil Ian war party consists of Blaine, Har rison, Egan and the guano operators of whom ex-Minister to France Levi P. Morton, of Morton, Bliss & Co., can fur. nish a list. Yet these few men with the aye vote of congress can set this great overgrown country upon Chill me the whipping of which neither glory nor profit may be gained. BILLIARD TOVRNAMR3T. ehabashr still Helds the Champiosship of the World. Naw Yoai, Jan. 22.-1t was a repre sentative audience that filled Lenox Ly ceum in this city tonight and watched "Wizard" Schaeffer and "Student" Sloe eon cross cues for the championship of the billiard world. Schaeffer held the championship and tloeson wanted it. The match was for a cup, a stake of 81,000 and the not receipts of the house. The game was 14-inch balk line, 800 points and up. The referee was Pincus Levy of Philadelphia. Re sults as follows: Schaefer 800, Sloseon 5I)2. Highest run: Schaefer 155, 1oesson 11:1. Average: Schaefer 22.85 5-7, slos son 17.41 I.17. Time of game: Three hours and If minutes. The winner was challenged by Ives. (luny Wins His Libel Hail. Prrrmarmo, Jan. 22.- After being out three and a half hours the jury in the famous criminal libel suit of Senator Matthew Htanley Quay against the Pitta burg Post Publishing company, Albert J. Harr, president, and James Mills, ed' tor, brought in a verdict this evening of guilty in the manner and form as in dicted. The morning session of the court was devoted to arguments. Fer guson addressed the jury for the dIe sense and Marshall In behalf of the prosecution. Judge Porter then charged the jury, who retired at 3:15. When the verdict was rendered at 0:48 none of the principals were present. The court then adjourned. Concerning the verdict in the libel suit the Post will say tomorrow: "The jury in the Quay Post libel case found a ver dict of guilty. This cannot be a surprise to the public as it does not suprise us. A republican court, a republican prose cuting attorney and a republican jury convicted a democratic journal of libel on a leader of the republican party. In the Quay trial at Beaver the first part of the week the republican prosecuting at torney took a jury panel of thirty, select ed sixteen republicans out of it and stood aside all the rest. Two of these sixteen were brothers-in-law of two of his attorneys; two were republican oftice holders and the fifth was a man stand ing close to Senator Quay personally, who was stated in that county as fre quently having handled his political bete. The defendants were then given the cheerless right of striking off four of these sixteen men and going to trial be fore the remaining twelve. Of course there ways a verdict of guilty." The same charge is made regarding the trial here, and the paper adds: "So firmly are we convinced of this in justice and wrong of the tremendous pos sibilities of evil and oppression insepara ble from this pernicious system, that the Post will protest against it in the highest courts of our country. The future use fulness and liberty of the press to com bat wrong in high places is involved in this issue. It exists in no other state in t the union than in Pennsylvania. It is a relic of despotism." Duu's lieviow of Trade. Nc.w YottiK, Jan. t2. R. G. i)un & ( o i weekly review of trade Pays: lie ports front every part of the country ex press even greater confidence than he fore in the prospects for trade, while in some lines definite. though gradual iet provernient is already seen Itumnors of cmii lug tar dering the past week had not substance enoigh to alfect oint-y markiate or traile iti the least. Markets fir staple prodnct- have been undis turhld by speculation. which is 1ehi u! ch uk ty- nortius suppliis. W-eat advantet- l't hte :t!l tildt at the west have -i-ti hlihtir owing to tiii- covere wiatler. but expor t- utintue large, Cmrn is run, forward i-r% urvly anu has I t li-ei Ih u ,l tt.iial expostis for tho work %W0 provably I,". itry heavy. In it-- miarketi no im port at changes in pri-F are ri ittiid. though tnriusitung strength is riportid in Iuiructs iur iron and stlil products. keports ft iu hities i- ticate cii. real incrunse in trat-i a- well as great innuidiullii in the future. At Miliault-t m~ttt- weath,-r has it good a fe,"t and the I demand for stoney in lumibr iuil live I stouk trails is easy. At NIinneapolis the e ,tretuuold crotea- a slight dci-rease in trai. lit hlour to is titter demand. the output being 17:;.I I .rrilc. against 11.I.(t)i last yo-ar for the week. At it. Paul the prospects o. trade are excellent and money easy and at thtaba very easy with trade ittproving. The output of previous metals in 1191 bas been surpassed in only two years ac cording to 11 ells, Fargo &. co.'s state minnt. amounting to #31:.75,094 gold: f(0,514.0(14 silver; 813t,261,t413 copper, and $12,3i85,780 lead. The tlexican output of silver was$43,000,lXti. Annual reports of many other industries show the pro duction in 1891 has rarely, if it ever has, been equalled and the new year begins with no prospect of decrease in any im portant industry. Even wool manufac turers appear to have used more wool last year than in any previous year. im ports having been the largest on record. In woolens there is a considerable re turn demand for spring goods and the opening of many styles of men's wear for the following season Is not thus far by good orders. DEADLY CHLOROFORM Endst the Lift of One of Bliniigs' eunag Ladies. BJIA.iusto, Jan. 22.- -While under the influence of chloroform, given to allevi ate the pain while extracting a tooth, Thursday, Miss May Hewitt, an estim able young lady, died in the office of Dr. J. N. Featherson, a dentist. The drug was administered by Dr. Chapple, a skillful physician. who is believed to have usel every precaution, but before the operation was complete she was sec n to be sinking and every effort was made to rally her, but without effect. Miss Hewitt was about 2 yearsof age and came here from Chicago, where her fam Ily reside. She has two sisters and other relations In this state, one sister being the wife of Jefersoa D. Brown, a loco motive engineer of Butte. She was ex tremely pretty ad a general favorite. An inquest was held today, at the docu tsr' request, by Justice Campbell. IMMORTAL eue Anniversary of His 1l'rth45 ably CommemqateN Here By IlaBanquet and lall Geod 'l'oasts mid Sungs. The birthday of the iummortal was fittingly celebrated in i ;at last night by those of Scotch ni Scotch descent. Many inhitel were present and at least my lade and lassies were gathered the banquet board in the Inter hotel when Judge Race, toaster monies, declared the festivitij menced. Landlord Bruce of the late had prepared a substantial se cluding the delicacies of the se few failed to do the repast justi hour or so was devoted to par the good things provided, includi goJ old-fashioned brew, when Rce knocked for order anl feast of reason would he full songs and addresses appropriate occasion. He then called upon Mr. Ha to sing "There Was a Man." rhi gentleman did in a commendable ner. The next on the program toastmaster's reply to the toast, ' Burns." Judge Race comman proposiug the health of the mreat which all drank standing. He briefly sketched the career of from his humble origin until the become the acknowledged le Scotch poets. Burns differed f most any other great literary et in that an his writings he neeerdi any of the results of a college ed but choose for his subjects nature her varied forms. If there ever true child of nature surely it was The man's versatility was prodigii ran the whole gamutof human@ and portrayed all of the plait I If necessary the poet could te ea and history records the fact that well-known :scotch people of the writhed beneath his caustic pet times he could also be snteumdv.a he wrote that beautiful apltri '"ary in Heaven," beginning with immortal lines, "Thou lingermgete lessening ray." One hundred and years after his birth the event sc brated all over the Jnglish world which showed in what osg was held while the great Scot"' Wallace, Manstield and c almost forgotten. Burns, likes. of the race, had his faults wh. quently followed to extreoenAt mantle of charity shoutl be drum these little follies which at tns tracted him from the straight Judge Race closed with a 1, tribute to the poet and his I! history. The next was a song by N1r'. who gave 'Scotih Lassie ti ea manner which elicited tuerite app' Andrew Lyall then recitod "" Shanter," giving the dialect part, perfection which displayed cmisiL stueiy. -The Land We Left and t11w la Live In" was the title of the ii snonded to by liev. J. lIvid. jr. Tu part of his speech was givin iiit Scotch dialect, which drew rair round of applase from the S..t. preelnt. It was an original i- l a: tlayyii the r'i..ciii gintuioume nritty with the vartous ilio; :perch. Th" uart relatire i. thi Aie live in- was given int) , IFnalieh. The speaker fell protud or the liun It" hig ca gavet ti the world ita \\alluh i (Carlyle, a Ncott and at illa : filt e1ual!y proud of tli adoption whirl like Ntiandit~ bhie coniueri I and owed I greatietis to the lii. d hil Sc ct that flovwel in the tnis of it; ien. Carlyle. who was l. stowing praise. ,tii said that I tilt greatest character of ti whoi stsel as a reality teiiaast I ant of the leii. Thoughi Ih thums overhulied his l ,grue t literiry aehieveenitis aakt - unperishablo. M]uessrs. Geioyiar, Lyal:. an, drostwd in partial IIgihlolaol then sang "Willie Ilriwd :e Maiuit," imitating in their (l0 tIe characters required to jI teliction. The laust speaker was C. M. \\" who spoke on the *Lassies." V\ l" troducing hint Judge Itace call ! a. tion to the fact that it is leap sour advised the lasses present to pay attention to the speaker's adiel ' Webster said that whether lep . otherwise the subject was one all loved to embrace. This sally was gri with great laughter. The .pr then paid a glowing tribute to woman of America, Montana, C Falls and especially to those presi the banquet. He metamorphhized lines from "Pope's Essay on Man" ing to vice as follows: 0 woman Is oer hours of sass Uneertian coy sail hard to please. Bat mesa too tot famrslhar with thy fau We rMa eadure, thea pity sand thea em With other poetical quotations several tributes to the gentler sex. Webster closed and one of the most ceseul banquets ever given here memory of Robert Burns was over. The tables were then cleared a and dancing commenced. It contic until a late hour. The music for dancing was furnished by irN orchestra. Likes Egas. WA5IINmTrON, Jan. 1i.-Said Assiet Secretary of State Ades today: Egan's course in Chili has been one to merit praise. I consider Mr. F one of the best ministers we have in service. I can say this conscientili because when he was appointed thought, as perhaps others did, that was risky to appoint a man who had lived long in this country. But after his appointment Mr. Egan she that he was a diplomat of ability, and discretion. Throughout this Cl be has acted ia a most statesmanlike titude. His telegram have been law! like ln their ability and clearness."