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NATIVITY OF OUR POPULATION
Some Figures Taken from the Reg
istration Books Showlng Where
the Voters Were Born.
Great Falls Is a City of Native Amer
leans-Only Thirty-Five Per
Cent Foreign Born.
Great Falls is a young city. Only a
little more than a dozen years ago the
buffalo were feeding on the site where
the ciaty of Great Falls now stands. Dur
ing that short lime a city with a popula
tion of 12,( 00 souls has sprung into ex
istence, and it is a question which must
interest any thinking man to know
where they all came from and just what
sort of a population Great Falls has got.
With a view to throwing some light on
this subject THE TRInunu reporter
copied from the registration books made
at the last election the birthplace of
every registerea voter in the city proper.
The figures given below do not include,
however, those registered in West Great
Falls, which was made a separate regis
try district, although a part of the incor
porated city. Neither does it include
North Great Falls, or the two smelter
precincts, which although outside the
incorporated limits of the city are prac
tically a part of Great Falls. It these
precincts were added to the list it would
increase the totals by some six hundred
voters and bring the totals up
to about 2.350 registered names, but
as the beoks for these precincts were
not easily accessible at the time this
article was prepared and were not neces
sary for its purpose they were not in
cluded in the figures. The figures giver.
include the North and South side regis
try districts, and comprise all the city
proper within the circle made by the
Missouri river. The tabulated result is
INATIVE BORN CITIZENS.
State N. Side S. Side Total
New York......... 92 54 146
Michigan.......... 73 19 92
Iowa .............. 55 20 75
Illinois ............ 57 20 77
Ohio .............. 69 30 99
Massachusetts ..... 30 7 46
Minnesota......... 46 30 76
Pennsylvania...... 48 38 86
Wisconsin ......... 55 37 92
Missouri........... 34 24 58
Indiana........... 32 21 55
California.......... 14 ; 20 `
Maine........... 30 15 45
Maryland ......... 1, 2 18
Connecticut........ 10 0 10
Kentucky.......... 11 13 21
Vermont........... 13 5 18
West Virginia..... 8 1 9
New Hampshire.... G 2 8
Nebraska.......... (; 0
Kansas............ 7 4 11
Virginia .......... 5 6 11
New Jersey........ 4 1 51
Mississippi......... 4 2 6
Utah.............. 0 2 8
Montana .......... 4 : 7
Alabama .......... 3 3 6
Nevada ...... 3 0 3
Tennessee ........ 5 7
Texas ............. 2 4
District Columbia.. 2 0 2
Rhode Island...... 2 0 2
Louisiana......... 2 1 3
Arkansas.......... 1 1 2
North Dakota..... 1 1 2
Delaware.......... 1 1 2
South Carolina.... 1 :3 4
North Carolina.... 1 3 4
Wyoming ......... 1 0 1
Indian Territory... 1 0 1
Georgia ........... 0 1 1
Washington ....... 0 1 1
Total..........767 386 1153
POREIGN BORN CITIZENS.
Country N. Side S. Side Total
Canada........... 104 56 160
Uermany .......... 55 48 103
Sweden .......... 58 33 91 I
England........... 46 23 69
Ireland........... 36 19 55
Scotland .......... 26 19 45
Norway .......... 21 18 39
Austria ... ....... 14 3 17 t
Italy ............. 5 0 5 f
Denmark .......... 10 2 12
Wales............. 14 3 17
Russia ............ 3 1 4
Poland ........... 2 0 2
Switzerland........ 3 1 4 c
France............ 2 0 2
Holland........... 1 0 1
East Indies........ 1 0 1
Finland........... 1 0 1
Asia ............. 0 2 2
Turkey ............ 0 1 1 i
Belgium........... 0 1 1
Total..........402 230 632 1
The faures given as the total regis
tration in the two districts vary a little
from the official returns from the tact
that some who took transfer certificates
were not counted in the regietration re
turns but are counted in this table.
It will be seen that the grand total of
those registered amounts to 1,785, and
of this number 632 were born outside
the United States. That is to say that a
little more than 65 per cent of the voters
of the city are native born citizens and
a little less than 35 per cent are born in
foreign countries. When one goes into
a little closer analysis of the foreign
born vote, however, it will be perceived
that of the 632 registered 346, or more
than one-half, were born in Great Brit
ain and Canada, and are therefore En.
glish-speaknlog races allied by blood, lit
erature, and traditions of government by
the people olosely with the people of
the United Stts uas to be scarcely dif
ferent from our own people. Their num
ber amountao neary 20 per cent of the
whole and leaves only a little over 15 per
cent of voter who were born in non
Of the native born otizens New York
easily leds all the rest with 146. Alto
gether New Englad contributes 128
altizes, with MassNahusetts heading the
list with 46 voters and Maine following
close behld with 46. The southere
states furnish 1i5 voters to the sum to
tal, while the bulk of the voting popula
tion comes from the middle and western
tates, whlhrol up a totalof 712 A
very eotiesable feature of the result, as
diselose by the registrattoo books is the
fees that ly seve votes out of the to
tal 175 were bore la the state of
lea& with 10 asI foleowed with Gay
many with ISA, while Sweden comes
next on the list with 91.
A great many interesting combinations
tions can be made with the flgures and
there are pointers for the politlcian who
is fishing for votes, native and foreign
born, n the table given. It will also serve
the purpose of satisfying a natural curi
osity on the part of many citisens to
know just bow many of his fellow
countrymen or natives of the state in
which he was born are in Great Falls.
A TOKEN OF APPRECIATION.
T. E. Butter of the Asaconda Standard Is
Cased at Great Falls.
Thursday of last weskabout thirty-five
members of the Great Falls Flambeau
club gathered at the Park hotel by ap
pointment for the purpose of presenting
T. E. Butler, circulator of the Anaconda
Standard, with a gold-headed ebony
cane as a token of their appreciation of
his royal conduct as a host and enter
tainer while the club was absent on a
trip over the state in the interest of An
aconda for the capital. Mr. Butler was
kept quite in the dark as to what was
coming and was in his room at the Park
when the company filed into one of the
hotel parlors. An agent was dispatched
to find Lur. Butler and when he was
ushered into the parlor the club rose
and gave their yell. "Are you
ready for Gen. Butler?" cried Lieut.
Howe. "We arel Hi! hi! hil Ho! ho!
hot Great Falls! Great Falls! Flam
beau! responded the club. G. H. Good
rich then presented Mr. Butler with the
elegant cane, which bore the inscription:
"Presented to Gen. T. E. Butler by the
Great Falls Flambeau Club," expressing
at the same time the seteem and honor
in which Mr. Butler was held by the
club, and the appreciation felt by them
for the many courtesies received at his
Mr. Butler responded by declaring
that he would value the gift of the club
as one of the most precious of his be
C.M. Webster and W. D. Dickinson
also made short speeches in eulogy of
Mr. Butler's qualites as an entertainer
and a gentleman, and Mayor Gelathorpe
extended to him on behalf of the city
the freedom of Great Falls any time he
visited us, and hoped that his visits
would be frequent.
Mr. Butler then invited the crowd to
the bar-room, and after giving the club
yell onre more in connection with the
inquiry,"What's the matter with General
Buttler? He's all right!" the crowd ac
companied the proud recipient of the
club's presentation cane down stairs to
recall incidents of the famous 'swing
around the circle" which the Flambeau
club took under his direction as quarter
It 1Was (;eneral All Over the Country
The Wind Especially Violent.
The wind storm which preceded the
change in weather here appears to have
been general all over the country, and,
indeed, all over the world, judging from
the dispatches. It was the worst wind
storm that ever visited this section. Ac
cording to Weather Observer Herzog's
observations it attained at its climax the
force of a hurricane at this point and
had a velocity of about sixty miles an
hour. Several panes of glass were
broken by its violence, but that was
about all the damage done in this eec
tion. Some fear' are expressed that the
sheep on the range may have suffered
somewhat when shelter was not to be
had. The indications for the next few
nays are for clear and colder weather
and a boom in overcoats and fuel may be
looked for by the merchants dealing in
This Time the Windstorm Was Respon
ponsible for the Damage.
The train from the east was delayed
six hours last Thursday by a freight
wreck at Verona, one station east of Big
Sandy. The windstorm of Wednesday
night was responsible for the accident,
the manner of its occurrence being as
. A number of empty freight care had
been left on a side track, and the wind
which grew to be almost a hurricane
during the night, was powerful enough
to set them moving on the side track
and run them on to the main track.
When freight train No. 25 came along
during the night the snow was blowing
and drifting in clouds, so that the engi
neer could scarcely see ten feet ahead of
the engine. The consequence was that
the freight train crashed into the empty
care, piling them up in a heap. The
freight was moving rather slowly at the
titre and the engineer and fireman bad
time to jump, so that no one was hurt.
It was a narrow escape, however, and
the trainmen consider thenselyes for
tunate in getting off without any injury.
(:OLD MIME AT NUM ltIVER.
A Company Formed of Great Falls and
Sun River Men to Develop It.
It is stated that gold bearing quartz
has been discovered in the vicinity of
Sun River. The Sun RiiverSun has this
to say about it:
A number of gentlemen have incorpo
rated under the above title (The Sun
River Consulidated Mining and Develop
ment company) to develop a valuable
gold bearing quarts property located in
this neighborhood, a full description of
which will be given in our next issue.
The following are the incorporators:
John I. Largent, H. Minteer, . B. Lar
gent, W. T. Houston, M. L. Strong, H.
B. Strong, W. P. Burcher, J. 0. Adams
B. A. Robertson, John P. Dyes. True
J. C. Adams, H. Minteer, Joseph L. iar
gent. President. John Larpnt; vice
president, W. P. Burcher- treasurer, B.
A. Robertson; secretary, John P. Dyas.
Principal place of business. Bun River,
George Wells recently received a tele
gram announcing the death of his father
io Norwich England, at the age of 88
years. Mr. Wle will leave for England
some time nest mouth to settle up his
father' estate. He has two sisters liy
ing in Bllssad who desire his assistaene
s tbh work of settling up their father's
ANIM iTEO SCHOOL MEETING
Trades Council Cqmpliments Trustee
The Sultject Causes Some Lively Spar
ring-Country Distri.ts Want
The board of school trustees met last
Saturday in regular session. There were
present Pr sident Pomeroy, Trustees
Hanks, Emerton, Holmes, Poole, Oock
stetter and Earli, a full board. After the
reading and approval of the minutes o
the previous meeting Clerk COauleld
stated that he had a communicalotion
from the Trades and Labor Council. It
was ordered read. The communication
consisted of a preamble stating that the
following resolution had been unani
mously passed by the Trades Council
and a request that it be read at the next
Resolved, That a vote of thanks from
this Trades and Labor Council is due
and the same is hereby tendered to
Trustee A. J. Emerton of the school
board for the able manner in which he
has conducted himself on the school
board, and the way he is looking after
the erection of the high school building.
The communication was received with
out comment and ordered filed.
The committee on insurance reported
that they would recommend dividing up
the school insurance as follows: Phil
Gibson, 816,0(0; Wilcox & Rogers, 815,.
000; Receards & Stanford, 85,000; Wads
worth, Wells & Hanson, 85,000; P. B.
Will Hanks asked why the Fullerton
agency was left out in the deal, and said
that it should be distributed evenly as
long as they were making a divy among
the different agents.
Trustee Holmes thought this was only
fair and on his motion, supported by Mr.
Gocketetter, the committee was ordered
to revise their list and give the Fuller
ton agency an equal share with the other
two largest firms. Trustee Emerson
voted no on the motion.
Chairman Holmes of the building
committee, to whom was referred the
bill of Contractor McKay for laying the
water pipes to the new high school build
ing, reported that there was a difference
of opinion as to just what the contractor
was entitled to, a question of fact as to
the number of feet of pipe laid and also
as to what was a fair price for the work
of excavation, and he would recommeuin
that 8125 he paid on account of the bill
and the remainder retained until the
committee had further time to investi
gate the justice of the charges matte.
Trustee Emertion said that the work
was done by the contractor under ua
agreement that the board should piy
two-thirds of the cost and the contractr
one-third. He did not think that the
contractor was entitled to any profit on
the job as it was a partnership affair.
The bill contained a charge of 970 feet
of pipe and a like number of feet of ex
cavation, and Duncan & Smith,
who furnished the pipe, had
informed him that they had only charged
on their books 955 feet of pipe to the
job. LIe thought there was some mis
take there. Besideshe thought the price
charged for the excavation was excessive.
The motion of Mr. Holmes to pay 8125
on account, carried, Trustee Emerton
The committee on laying the corner
store reported that owing to the severe
weather, they had not yet held a meet
ing, but that they would get together
Monday next. and with the assistance of
Prof. Largent would arrange a program
for that occasion, which could be carried
out the first pleasant weather that came.
Supervising Architect White asked
permission to address the board and said
that the new high school would cost
between $70,000 and $75,000. and that on
jobs of that size it was customary to
Rive the architect an assistant, or clerk
of works. He could not be there
all the time and he was satisfied that the
work would be better done if he was
given authority to appoint an assistant
or the board appoint an inspector.
Trustee Gockstetter inquired it he
meant to resign as supervising architect
and Mr. White replied that he did not,
but he thought some one should be
present as inspector all the time, which
he could not afford to be. He had put
a man on at his own expense for a week.
Trustee Emerton said that Mr. White
had expressed his sentiments all along.
The reason that he had opposed the
appointment of Mr. White as supervising
architect was that he felt that the board
could not afford to pay two men for the
job and he wanted some one there to
look after the work all the time. He
made a motion that W. F. Gay, the nom
inee of the Trades council, be appointed
inspector for the time the work was
going on at a salary of $5 a day.
Trustee Gockstetter objected to the
appointment of an inspector on the
ground that the board could not afford
afford it and it would divide the respon
sibility with the architect.
Mr. Emerton said that if the board did
not like his man he would like them to
name some other, and if he was not a
rascal he would vote with them to con
The chair ruled further discussion on
the subject out of order on the ground
that there was no second to Mr. Imer
An estimate was presented, approved
by Supervising Architect White, of
$3.942, being the fifth estimate on the
school contract and brinloging the total to
$ ,13187,86. The estimate included 8300
for lime on the ground. but not used,
and Trustee Emerton asked if the con
tract called for payment of materials not
yet used in the buildiet. In reply Mr.
White informed him that he so inter
prated the contract and that material on
the ground was to hbe included in the es
On motion the estimate as given above
r Mr. White once more brought up the
I subject of the inspector and urged his
Will Hanks moved that the matter he
- made a special order for next meeting
and after some farther talk Trustee B
Seaton seconded the motion sad it eaied.
The olerk reported that the rnur
Smelter school teaner had oked for
certaln maps for the sohool. The matter
was referred to the president and secre
tary of the board with power to act.
Trustee Emerton said that the people
of the Chicester district needed a new
school house. He thought it was not
fair for Great Falls to absorb all the
money raised by the bonds and that the
outside districts were entitled to a share
and to have good comfortable school
President Pomeroysaid he agreed with
him, but it would be impossible this
year as they would have no funds. The
B & M. addition, the two smelters anrt
other districts all required better school
houses, but they could not be built un
tll more bonds were luned. He asked
the clerk for a statement of how much
money was left in the building fund, ana
Mr. Canfleld after looking up his books
stated to the board that of the $20.000
which the Northwestern bank agreed to
advance on the bond purchase 4,783
wee still t .expended.
Trustee Gockstetter asked how the
case in the supreme court, on the settle
ment of which the board depends to get
the remainder of the money due on the
bond purchase as per agreement, was
progressing, and was informed by the
president that the case was submitted
last Monday and a decision might rea
sonably be expected very soon.
The meeting then adjourned.
SENT TO THE REFORM SCHOOL.
Sammy Danlels, the Boy Tramp, Wan
Sent to the Reform School.
Sammy Daniels, the 13.year-old boy
who was brought before Judge Benton
by Deputy Sheriff McLeod of Belt the
other day, was cent to the reform school
by Judge Benton. His mother came in
from Sand Coulee to see the judge and
acknowledged that Sammy's gipsy in
stincts and precocious wickedness were
beyond his parents' control. She
brought him in a new and comfortable
suit of clothes and told the judge that
his father had not whipped the boy for
over a year, and that everything bad
been done to make him remain con
tentedly at home, but he seemed to pre
fer wandering around the country in
rags, sleeping in haystacks and barns,
and leading the life of a tramp and could
not be kept at home. She was willing
to consent to his being sent to the re
form school as the best thing that could
be done for the boy, although she wept
when the judge announced the sentence,
and the boy himself seemed to take it
hard and also shed a few tears.
The sheriff will take the boy to the
reform school in a few days and mean
time will keep him at the county jail.
A NEIY COAL MINE.
It Is Loaented at Miug Coulee mttd In
Ilcing Operated Under a Lease.
(;reat Falls is to have still another
coal on the market. This time it comes
from Ming coulke, where a mine is being ,
opened on the property of HI. C. Love,
who is employed by the Montana Brew- I
Mr. Love has, however, leased the
mine to Messrs. Howard & Sneller, and
these gentlemen are now operating the I
mine and developing the property. It is
stated that they have now a tunnel run
ning into the sidehill a distance of sixty
feet and find that the quality of the coal
improves as they get further in. The
vein is ten feet in diameter and is said
to be all good, clean coal of about the
same character as the coal at Belt. The
lessees have alrendy sold a good deal of
this coal to the ranchers living in that
locality and have made arrangements to
haul it to this city and place it on the
market here. A few sample loads have
been brought in and those who have
used it claim that it is a very satisfac
tory fuel in every respect, burning free
ly and leaving less ash than is usual with
that quality of coal. Mr. Love has 160
acres of coal land at Ming coulee and be
lieves that in the course of time it will
prove a bonanza.
Teton County Omclal Vote.
The following is the official vote of
Congressman-Hartman 442, Maiden
8, Smith 135, Corbett 130.
Associate Justice-Hunt 456, Luce
140, Reeves 125.
Senator-Clark 291, Floweree 450.
Representatives-Hagerty 286, Ken
nedy 408, Stauffer 62.
Reeorder-Wameley 273, Jackson 259,
Sheriff-Hamilton 269, McConnell 182,
Treasurer--Bristoe 293, McDonald 179,
buperintendent of Schools-Efflie A.
Hardin 478, Grace H. Vance 279.
Asseusor-Hodgkiss 416, Ralston, Jr.,
Coroner-Schmidt 491, Drake 242.
County Seat-Choteau 517, Bynum
198, Dupuyer 5.
Capital-Helena 487, Anaconda 275.
Choteau County Justices.
The following are the justices of the
peace and constables elected for Choteau
Fort Benton-Geoorge W. Crane and
John Neubert, justices; A. E. Hamilton,
Chinook--J. W. Stam and H. C. Rey
nolds, justices; J. P. Minniken and J.
W. Pauly, constables.
Havre-H. J. Melli and P. J. McIntyre,
justices; 0. Hoesack and E. Pepin, con
Harlem-G. L. Bowles and T. M.
Ezerett, justices; M. Buckley and Al. A.
Highwood-E. Nottingham, justice.
J. J. Healy of Alaska, formerly sheriff
of Choteau county and well known in
this section, was a passenger on the
morning train going west. Mr. Healy
" arrived from Alaska a few days ago and
has been visiting friends and relatives in
Benton. He i goingto Wasbhington to
urge leislation for the benefit or Alaska
p and will probably spend the winter
there. Mr. Hesly s doing a fine busi
Sssme in Alaska in supplying miners on
1 the Yukon river by means of a steamer
which he owns.
The death of David Knokle, who lived
thirteen m4l0 out toward Sun River, is
reported. He was an oidMontealna and
the mnse of death wee pnuemonla.
NEW CITY HOTEL ENTERPRISE
The Old Court House Building Ia
Being Fitted Up for a City
Arehie McDonald Will Run It as
Landlord and It Will Be Called
The old court house building has
been leased by Archie McDonald, the
well known hotel man, and is now being
altered and fitted up for hotel purposes.
The court room will be partitioned off
into chambers and some of the other
county offices subdivided, so that in all
be will have about seventy roome to rent.
Down stairs he bas also the tour stores
facing on Fifth street. The partition
between the two south stores has been
torn out and will make the dining room,
while one of the othere will be used for
the office, and the fourth one for a bar
and billiard room. It is Mr. McDonald's
intention to furnish the whole building
in first class style, and run a hotel which
will be a credit te the city. He expects
to do a general hotel business and at the
same time keep the patronage he now
has from regular boarders and roomert*
He will be ready to open up about thelet
of December if the weather does not in
terfere. Among the changes being
made in the building for the purpose of
fitting it up as a hotel is the construc
tion of a large and convenient kitchen in
the rear of the present building.
Mr. McDonald has been in business in
Great Falls for several years and has
had large experience in the hotel and
restaurant line. Every enterprise which
he has taken hold of has proved a suc
cess, and it is therefore fair to anticipate
that he will make the present undertak
ing a success lirewise. He has decided
to call the new house the Central hotel.
At the Midwinter Fair--It Must Have
Been a Good Display,
The awards for Montana's mineral ex
hibit at the midwinter fair have been
received by Thomas G. Merrill, who had
charge of the display at San Francisco.
Montana as a state got an award of
honor for the best mineral exhibit, a di
ploma and a gold medal for the best col
lection of ores and gems. The Anaconda
company received a diploma and gold
medal for the beet display of copper
ores, bare, p!ates. and refined gold and
silver. Other awards were as follows:
A. F. Way, diploma and silver medal
for beat collection of minerals.
Dr. A II. Mitchell, diploma and gold
medal for bestlcollection of gold, silver,
and copper ores.
Olengarry mine, silver medal for the
best exnibit of copper ore.
The Merrill-Miler company, silver
medal for exhibit of silver ore.
Golden Sunrise mine, sliver medal for
exhibition of gold and copper ores..
Beatty & Vaughn, silver medal for ex
hibits of silver ore.
J. C. Savery, gold medal for exhibits of
gold ore from the Cable mine.
J. Chauvin, gold medal for collection
of minerals, crystals, etc.
Mrs. M. A. Comfort, gold medal for ex
hibit of crystal silver.
Silver Bow Columbia Association, gold
medal for Silver Bow shield.
High Ore mine, sliver medal for exhi.
bition of copper ore.
Drum Lummon mine, silver medal for
exhibits of gold ore.
Butte and Boston Mining company,
silver medal for exhibition of copper ores
Boston and Montana Mining company,
silver medal for copper ores.
Toledo mine, bronze medal for silver
and lead ores.
Goldsmith Mining company, silver
medal for gold and copper ores.
J. A. Leggett, silver medal for copper
This list of prizes awarded indicates
that Montana was profitably represesnted
at the midwinter fair. It is an open
question whether this state got its
money's worth or not at Chicago. The
Inter Mountain a few days ago inter
viewed Mr. Merrill, who had charge of
Montana's exhibit at San Francisco, and
it appears that the entire expense of the
exhibit at the midwinter fair, including
the shipping charges and the cost of
taking care of the exhibition at the fair,
did not exceed 84,000. At the Chicago
exposition the cost was $100,000, and Mr.
Merrill believes that the California
exhibit will do the state fully as much
good in advertising its wonderful mineral
wealth as the Chicago exhibit has done.
The good effects of our mineral display
at San Francisco are already apparent.
Mr. Merrill says that on Montana day
at the fair 13,000 Montana sapphires
were distributed. Thes sapphires, while
all could not be cut and polished into
gems, were pure sapphires and helped in
a measure to advertise the state. Mr.
Merrill also says that mining men and
experts of the coast were attracted by
the Montana exbibit and seemed sur
prised at the immensity of Montana's
resources. The Stanfourd university was
very anxious to secure the entire Mon
tana exhibit, but could not. A few of
the exhibitors, however, agreed to divide
their exhibits between the state cabinet
of minerals at San Franocisco and the
Married, at the residence of Mrs.
Mary Morrison, 711 Central avenue, cor*
ner Seventh street, Mr. W. L. Kearns of
Stillwater, Mont., and Miss Minnie
Perry of Great Falls. After the wed.
ding the happy couple took their de
Ie ure on the east-bound train for
Boston, Mass., on a wedding tour. On
returning from their trip they will make
their home in Kalispell.
Chairman Wilson has not anywher
found npublicans advoaoting a repeal o
the new tariff or a reenaotment of (te
McKInley law. A still there are idiots
who esy that the elections were a rebul
of tariff reform.-- t. Louis Republic.
The Helena boodle clubs of Butte are
talking of taking up their residence ln
the Queen city this winter. Good
enough. That ie the best place for
them. They can't do the buslnene in.
terests of Butte any more harm, and
their departure will be a glad relief t
the people-Butte Inter Mountain.
Prior to the election almost anybody
conld get a free ride to Helena over the
Northern Pacific, but it is different no.
One of our dietinguihbeod citlseos, an e.
thusstleo advocate for Helena for thlb
capital, got ready to take the epeolal fl
Helena on Monday mornleg, but findie
out that peasenger have to put up ti
Cutff now got hot about it and refuse
to go, and who could blame him for feel.
leg a little landignant.-Lvingstou Poe.
'"t'get the pat, join hands and wror
for the future' i the advice of our HsI.
eno friends who in the next breath ayt:
"It was a victory for the people, a tn.
umph of right over wrong." That is a
good way to secure a luting peace isn't
it? Keep on insulting half the voters of
the state and you'll get "sassed back.,
Buss on, you gnate. You sting, but you
are nothing but gnats.-Western Demo
The Trane-Missouri congress opens in
St. Louls on November 26. The resolu.
tions adopted will be presented to the
United States congress, and it is of thb
greatest importance that Colorado be
adequately represented in the coven.
tion. The silver question will come up,
of course, and it is eseential that the see.
timent of the woet shall not be misrepre
sented when the question comes to vote.
We do not believe that the republican
congreess of next year will renounce its
peat policy of persecution and adopt a
more enlightened couree respecting
silver; at any rate, that will not happen.
Free coinage lacked only a little of pre
vailing in the house durIng the last se
sion. During the coninur short sesion
Mr. Bland and his friends will have one
more chance at it. We trust that they
will make the most of it.-Anaconda
An analysis of the vote for the capital
in this county does not bear out the
claim that only the riffraff voted for
Anaconda. The so-called loose men in
this county, who voted at all, gave their
vote largely to Helena. It was the staid
old farmer and the business man who
voted for Anaconda. It must be some
what galling to Helena to know that
many of its most ardent workers and
supporters, desired at first to become
Anaconda men, under certain condi
The Helena Herald has a long screed
on the subject of an alleged boycott of
certain firms in Butte by one of the
mining companys. The Herald seems
to be the victim of a practical joke.
There has been no such boycott and
will be none, nor was there ever a parti
cle of foundation for the report. Really,
the H, lena press is becoming more
ridiculous every day. But how about
that social boycott on the executive?
Is there any truth in that, or is that
another lie? Let the facts tome out.
Butte Inter Mountain.
Stockmen, if they are alive to their in
terests, should see to it that a satisfac
tory bounty law is introduced and
passed early in the next session of the
Montana legislature. The stock in
dustry is now the most vital one in Mon
tans, since mining has been handicapped
by congress, and every legitimate means
should be taken to assist and encourage
this industry. At the last session of the
legislature a bounty law was passed, but
not until almost reckless extravagance
had been practiced in the matter of ap
propriations along other lines. and the
result was that, with a depleted treasury
and tremendous demands thereupon, it
was deemed by the governor as his duty
to veto the law as passed. This session
should not see a repetition of the act
but as early as possible a bounty law
should be placed upon the statute books.
Montana's school legislation is in ev
rious need of revision and amendment.
There are many very unsatisfactory anti
some absolutely unwise provisions in the
present laws governing the schools of
this commonwealth; and in instances
there is crying'need for legislation upon
points not covered at all in the statutes.
In the past some excellent wurk has been
done by men prominently connected
with the educational system of Montana.
The work of perfecting our school law
necessarily has been laborious and te
dious. Changes iucident to Montana's
transition from a territory to a state
have resulted, in not a few instances, in
muddling the laws governing the pub
lic schools. There are conflicting and
ambiguous clauses that require elucida
tion or expurgation. To compile in use
ful and satisfactory form the school law
of this sta'e requires the beet efforts,
not alone of the state superintendent of
public instruction, but every earnest
teacher and legislator of Montana. It
will be an error of an unpardonable
character if, during the approaching
session of the legislature, the matter of
amending the school laws is not pressed
for earnest attention.-Anaconda Stand
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