Montana Sunlight (Whitehall, Mont.) 1902-1911, December 26, 1902, Image 1

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—= ~ VOLUME 1. WHITEHALL, MONTANA, FRID see _ McKay & Carmichael Company. 1-2 PRICE. Another line of samples from one of* the largest goods houses in America. . ne Women’s, Children’s and Men’s Underwear at Actual Half Price. Children’s knit fleece underwear, only 15c. Ladies’ knit fleece underwear, only 25c. Ladies’ knit fleece union suits, only 50c. Men’s heavy fleece underwear, only 65c. Men’s wool fleece underwear, only 75c. Ladies’ Silk and Wool Waists—-No two Alike—Actual Half Price. $4 00 silk waists for $2 00 $7 50 silk waists for $3 75 5 00 silk waists for 2 50 $10 00 silk waists for $5 00 Ladies’ dress skirts, actual half price.” Ladies’ wrappers, actual half price: Ladies’ outing night gown, half price. Child’s outing night gown, half price. ~Fascinators and wool shawls, half price, Ladies’ corsets, 25, 35. and 50c. _ Tadies’ and children’s wool hose, half price. Ladies’ muslin gowns, skirts, corset covers and drawers, Men’s, boys’ and girls’ caps, half price. One lot children’s caps, worth 50 and 5c, at 2Q5e. One lot men’s Winter caps, worth $1, only 50c. ~~—One lot lace curtains, short lengths, at L5c. One lot lace curtains, short lengths, at 25c. Tapestry curtains and tapestry covers, half price. Towels, napkins and tea cloths, half price. Sample line blankets, comforters and bed spreads, lialf price. Silk and wool mufflers, half price. Silk handkerchiefs, half price. Men’s ties and suspendets, ‘half price. Men’s and boys’ sweaters, half price. To Make this the Banner Sale of the Year we have made special prices in our grocery and hardware depart- ments. half price. Ladies’ and children’s wool mitts, golf gloves, half price. One hundred styles of ladies’ belts at half price, Special prices on SHOES for this sale. All our men’s and boys’ Clothing at Actual Cost. Men’s shirts, worth 75c and $1, only 50c. “ones, McKay & Carmichael Co, People’s Store. Jackman Commercial _ and Helena Business College. The most complete and thorough business training school in the Northwest. Thousands of students holding positions. It 1s no trouble to furhish informatiom. vhs Write for catalog. M. EE. Jackman, Prop. MYSTIC TIE LODGE, No. 17, ww I$ B. FRANKS JULIUS STAHLE. Franks & Stahle’s [Meat Market is theiplace to visit A. FP. & A.M . i Meets on the SECOND and FOURTH TUES- DAY evenings of each month at Masonic | Hall. Visiting members are cordially in- | vited to attend. A. A. Newpuam, W. M. J. F. Ronson, Sec. oma CHAPTER, No. 21, oO. E. &. Meets on FIRST and THIRD TUESDAY evenings of each month at Masonic Hall. Visiting members are cordially invited to attend. Mas. Lavtxa Coo.ty, W. M. Day McKenzie, Sec. JEFFERSON VALLEY LODGE, No. 60, 1. Oo. O. F. Meets the First and Third Mon- day Nights of Each Month. J. J. Syypen, N. G. Geo. WATERMAN, Sec. y.-W. MoCant, Fin. Bee j if you wish to procure the Choicest Steaks, Fish, Fresh Oysters. | FISH AND GAME IN SEASCN. | | OUR SPECIALTY, llome-rendered LARD Fresh and Salt Meats. | Our market isa . for neatness. Franks & Stahle Opposite N. P. depot. ue ——_——_———- Paul & Hall, iILIVERY Feed and Sale Stable. REO THE REBECCA LODGE, No. 29, 1.o.O F. Meets the Second and Fourth Mon- _. days of Each Month. — FIRST-CLASS PATRONS Visiting members cordially invited. TURNOUTS CAN BE . sneer FINE BUGGY WELL AND 3 R D b AND SADDLE PROMPTLY HORSES AT FITTED OUT AT ° ® 0 yns, ED ROCK THEIR ais ATES STABLES Physician and Surgeon At AH Hours. Whitehall, Mont. EFFERSON HOUSE ‘ Wes. McCall, Prop. Meals 35 Cents, Lodgings 50 Cents. * Office and residence in_the two-story frame house on.north side of Front street, near the section WHITEHALL, MONT. J. W. DAVIS. L. RB. PACKARD. Dayis & Packard, Physicians and Surgeons, Cases requiring hospital care givon special attention. Hospital, Office and Residence on First street. Whitehall, Mont. E. W. BURDICK, Dentist. Whitehati . * . Mont. Office Over J, Vv: T, “a This house is newly opened,and no effort is spared to make its guests comfortable and welcome. * Accommodations for Transients. Room and Board by Day or Week. 26 Rooms,” large, bright and newly fitted up. “ SPECIAL RATES to patrons by week or month. WHITEHALL, MONT. IKE E. O. PACE Attorney-At-Law Whitehall \ Mont. FRANK SHOWERS. Attorney-At‘Law and Notary Public. OFFICE OVER J. V. T. STORE. Sunlight Subscribe for it. Send it to Friends | ARKD. 0D So ® e c ibe 3 S PATEWT OFFICE WASHINGTON. D.C aan Td: 4 D wa) The Capital. Our Weekly Letter From the National Hub. From Our Regular Cortespondent. Washington, Dec. 22.—A most sanguine ‘view of the Venezuelan situation prevails in official circles in Washington. Acceptances of the arbitration proposals forward- ed by Secretidry Hay have been re- ceived and; although thefeare some conditions imposed which will com- plicate and prolong the prélimina- ries, it is believed that both Great Britain and Germany are acting in good faith and will be reasonable when the actual negotiations are begun. Prompted by previous sad experiences in eollecting debts from South .American ‘countries, both nations are endeavoring to secure some guarantee of the pay- ment of such award as may be made by the arbitrators. It has been frankly stated by the admin- istration that it will be impossible for the United States to make such guarantee. To do so would,in the opinion of the president and his advisors, establish a precedent wich must eventually lead to all Europe looking to the United States as the financial backer of the various South American na- tions. On the other hand, the ad- ministration stands ready with as- surances of the utmost protection it is in its power to give to any private concern which will furnish the guarantee demanded. It is known that a representative of the Seligmans came to Washington last week to confer with the presi- dent and Secretary Hay with a view tO securing governmental en- dorsement to a loan which would satisfy the claims of the allies, but the attémpt resulted in failure. At a more recent conference be- tween Secretary Hay, Ambassador Herbert and Senator Depew, the latter representing the Seligmans, Mr. Hay pointed to the long list of instances where the United States had enforced justice to its citizens. by foreign countries, and it is hoped that a satisfactory set- tlement will be the outcome of the discussion. Prominent representatives of the administration unqualifiedly condemn the course of certain pub- lications which are spreading the report that Germany is endcavor- ing. through her Venezuelan claims, to secure a naval base on this continent. That these re- ports emanated from certain naval officers appears to haye escaped the notice of the administration. That they are groundless, however, is shown by the memorandum pre- sented to Secretary Hay by the German Ambassador on Dec. 11, in which he says, **We declare es- pecially that under no circum- stances do we consider in our pro- ceedings the acquisiton or the per- manent occupation of Venezuelan territory.’”’ The blockade of Venezuelan ports, according to previous no- tice, became effective on Saturday at 3 p. m. Should the Caracas, which sailed from New York be- fore the blockade was declared, ar- rive at La Guyara or other block- aded port after that time the allies will be entirely within. their right in refusing her admission, notwithstanding sensational re; the contrary. This statement is “based on article 40 of the United States naval code, which expressly sitpulates that un- der such circumstances the only obligationon on part of the blockading forces is to inform the approaching vessel _of the existence of a blockade, and this custom has been followed by thé United States in several in- stances. Congress adjourned on Saturday to meet, again on January 5. The most interesting» féatare of the closing hours of the first session was thé distussion of the Cuban treaty which took place, not on the floor of either house,butin the lob- AY, DECEMBER 26, 1902. bies* and conimittee rooms. The terms of the treaty are in accord- ance with the predictions made in these letters, except that a reduc- tion of 25 per cent is allowed from the Dingley rates on imports from Cuba. In some instances, the dis- counts on American goods going into Cuba will be as high as 40 per cent from the duties on goods from other nations but flie general aver- age will be 884 per cent. Consid- erable interest and some apprehen- sion has attached to the question of ratification. There are author- ities in congress’ who say-that the senate has full power to ratify a treaty negotiated by the president without the sanction of the house, and there are many others who claim that where a treaty modifies the reyenue laws the concurrence of the house is essential. While the the problem promises to be- come the subject of considerable debate in the senate committee on foreign relations, not believed that it will prove a serious obsta- cle. Representative Payne told yeur correspondent today that he was sure the prerogatives of the house would be respected and that he anticipated that the treaty would be promptly ratified. - He suggested that if the treaty was ratified by the senate without a clause requiring the sanction of the house, a course he deemed im- probable, it was quite likely that the president would then bring the matter to the attention of the house with the recommendation that such legislation be enacted as might be necessary to make its provisions effective. The house has appropriated $500,000 to be expended under the direction of the attorney general in the enforcement of the anti- trust laws. The appropriation was made on the impulse of the mo- ment and as an amendment to the legislative and judicial bill, but virtually conforms to the bill of- fered by Representative Hepburn soon after congress convened. It is the opinion of many members of both houses: of congress that this will be the extent of the anti; trust legislation at this session. It is believed that the senate will approve the amendment and it will then be argued that it would be wiser to wait until the attorney general has demonstrated the full scope of the present laws as- well as their deficiencies before attempt- ing to enact new law or amend the old ones. ; But one question remains to be settled before the Colombian treaty will be ready to be signed, and that is the question of annual rent- al of the required zone of land. Colombia represents that at the present time she receives revenues amounting to upwards of $400,000 from the zone. From the Panama railway she receives $250,000 and the remainder from other sources, such aa prot, tonnage and ligthouse dues,etc. She therefore demands that the United States agree to an annual rental of $500,000 which amouut Secretary Hay regards as too large. , The initial payment has been agreed upon and will amount to $10,000,000. . It is be- lieved by the administration that the existing difference will be over- come and that the treaty will be ready for the senate when congress reconvenes on Jan. 5. L. Mz Woodruff, one of the first white settlers of the Willow Creek valley, died of pneumonia Dee. 16, at the residence of Lewman Allen. He came to Montana in the fall of 1862, first settling in Bannack, and in 1865 removed to Willow Creek where hé has since made his home. He was’born in Ohio Oct.24, 1835. He never married. TT Twenty persons were killed and more than that namber injured in a rear’ end collision at Byron, California, Sunday night, on the Southern Pacific, between. the stockton flyer and the “Owl” train. The engine of the flyer plowed clear through, one of the coaches. ——————___—— The easiest money to spend and the hardedt money to saye is that yyou haven't yet earned. Ask Roosevelt to Arbitrate. | Washington, Dec .22.--President Roosevelt has not accepted the position of arbitrator of the:-Vene- zuelan controversy. In fact, when the official day closed he had not received formally or officialy a request from the European powers, that he act as arbitrator of the dispute. These statements are made on the highest authority. In, an informal manner. the president has been notified that the Europ- in the present South American | difficulty desire that he should} undertake the responsibility of | acting as arbitrator of the points at issue between them and Vene- zuela. Thus far: they merely have been taking ‘‘soundings,”’ with a view probably of ascertain- | ing how he would receive a form- | al proffer to act as arbitrator. | The president as soon as he re- ceived the first intimation that he was desirét to be arbitrator of the Venezuelan controversy, ex- pressed emphatically his judge- ment that the matters to be arbi- trator should be referred to The Hague tribunal. His views of the | suggestion made have been con- veyed to the European powers, together with a strong rriew be tion of his reasons for the view he holds. No response of a formal nature to the representation has| been received. The president and Secretary Hay had a long con- ference today after the former's return from his Virginia trip. They carefully went over the situ- ation as it had developed since Saturday, but it is understood that nothing has arisen during the past 48 hours to warrant the president in changing his opinion as to the undesirability of ‘his ac- ceptance of the position of arbi- trator. So far as can be learned no specific reasons have been ad- vanced by the European powers for objecting to a reference of the Venezuelan questions to the arbi- tration of The Hague tribunal. It is held by the administration that the tribunal at The [Hague was con- stituted to arbitrate just such con- troversies as that which has arisen between Venezuela and ‘the pow- ers, and that it would be desirable }from every point that the present | dispute should go to that tribunal |for adjudicetion. How strong are ithe objections which the allied powers have toa reference of the | Venezuelan difficulties to The Hague tribunal is not known to the administration at this time. Even the nature of the objec- tions, if there be any, is not known. |The negotiations ooking to the | Selection of an arbitrator haye not | progressed sufficiently yet to de- | velope such objections as the pow- ers may have. The acceptance by the powers of the principle of arbitration as applied to the Venezuelan question isa matter of great gratification to the president and his cabinet. A canal 82 miles long and ofa capacity 4o irrigate, 45,000 acres of land is now in course of con- struction on-the Crow Indian reser- vation. The indians are doing the | work, superintended by a govern- ment engineering party. The canal is from the Big Horn: river and 55 feet wide on the bottom about 300 men are at work receiv- ing $3.50 per day each. How to Prevent Croup. It will be good news to the mothers of small children to learn that croup can be prevented. .»'Bhe first sign of. croup is hoarse- ness. A day -or two before the attack the child becomes, hoarsg. This is soon followed by a pecul- iar rough cough. | Give Chamber- lain’s Cough Remedy « freely as soon as the child becomes hoarse, or even after the rough cough ap- pears, and it will dispel all symp- tons of croup. In this way all danger and anxiety may be avoided. This remedy is usedby many thousands of mothers and has never been fail. It is, in fact, the only remedy that can always be depended upon and that is pleasant and safe to take. For saleby F. H. Negley: The Tragedy of a Diacking Bottle In the Latin Qearter. She was spending her first month tn the Latin quarter of Paris. Sho spoke | English fluently, with a Boston accent: | also she spoke German, could make a fair stagger at Italian and knew a few words of Fiihdoostanee, but of Freneb | not a syllable, One morning she found herself in a | Wrestling match with «@ bottle of | “tte; understanding that it had to deal with an allen, refused to give up. its cork. She had no corkseréw of her own and did not know how to ask for ean powers intimately converned | one, even it she dared suspect that her next door neighbor nilght be possessed of the luxury, The tine of her pet fork she had bent on the obstinate plug, the point of her best penkulfe she had bro- ken off short, and nothing remained except to throw the bottle out of a window to get at its contents. She de- elded as a. last resort to try breakyay the neck off the botile, With a “stove Hd lifter’ she admiuistered several cautious taps In the region of the Jugu. | lav of the. obstinate neck, “Nothin' doin’.”) Then slic tapped harder still, and the bincking came, All over her fingers it came, all over her light wool en skirt and over much of the floor and | window sill. | She decided to have the skirt cleaned | and, packing It Into a bundle, tripped of to an establishment where she found embarrassment because ‘she could not understand questions, Final ly she got the drift of the conversation, The cleaners wanted to know what | had caused the spot. Fortunately a bottle of shoe blacking was standing | near by, and she pointed at this and | “ould” and “ould” wntll she left in HER FRENCH A FAILURE. |\ Fronch shoe blacking. The pesky bot: | | | | ' ‘ 4 NUMBER 495. WHY INDIANS PAINT. A Lemend of the Red Men Explatna the Strange Custom. Onee an old Apache Indian when asked (he question why his people painted thelr faces told this little leg- end: “Long ago when men were weak and animals were big and strong a chief dt the red men who lived In these moun- tains went out to get a deer, for his peopty were hungry. “Afier walking all day be saw a decry and shot at it, but the arrow wre turned aside and wounded a mountain Hon, which was also after the deer, When the lion felt the sting of the ar- row, he Jumped’ up and bounded after ihe man, who ran for his life. “He was almost» exhausted, and when he felt hig strength giving way he fell to the ground, calling on the big bear, who, you know, Is the grandfa- ther of men, to save bin. “The big bear heard the call and saw that to «aye thg man he-had to act quiekly, so he tched his foot and eprinkled his blood over the man. “Now, you must know that no anl- mal will eat of the bear or taste of his blood, So when the Hon reached the man he smelled the blood aud turned away, but as he did so bis foot scraped the face of the man, lonving the marks | of Lis claws on the blood smeared Circe, “When the man found that he was uninjured, he was so thankful that he left the blood to dry on bis face and never washed [tat all, but deft it unth it peeled off “Where the cliws of the lion scraped it off there were marks that turned brown in the sun, and where the blood stayed on It wes lighter, Now all men paint thelr foees that way with blood and serape it off In streaka heightencd spirits, feeling that she was | When they Lunt or go to war.” not helpless and (hat she had made the cleancrs understand. When the skirt was daly returned the fcllowing week, it was dyed black.—New York Tribune. ANIMAL ODDITIES. | —_ | Breton sheep are not much larger | than a fair sized hare. | The mandarin duck ts one of the most | beautiful of aquatic birds | The queen Is always at the mercy of the bees and is a slave instead of a ruler, A beetle one-third the size of a horse | would be able to pull agaluat more | than a dozen horses. | The greyhound, which ean cover # | pure bred Carth woman. anile ina minute and twenty-eight see onda, Is the fastest of quadrupeda. The giraffe, armadtiio and porcupine have no voed! corils ond are therefore mute. Whales and serpents ore also volcelens, The glowworm lays eggs which are | themaclyes luminous Ilowever, the | young hatched from them are not pos: | sessed of those peculiar properties until after the first transfurination | Ta escape from dangers whieh men } ace them starfishes com alt suicide. | This instinct of self destruction is| found only in the lighest and lowest scales of animal Ife, ve - Hebrideas Proverbs. The daily talk of the Hebrideans bas a shrewd picturesqueness. “Let the | loan .go laughing home.” they say. That is, “Be careful of whatever you | have berrowed.” ; If a person were to be met coldly | on going to a friend's house, he would say: “The shore is the same, but the shell- | fish fs not the same.” | The Impossible ts denoted by “black- berries in midwinter and sen gulls’ egus In autumn.” “Better thin knending than to be| empty.” That Is, “Talf a loaf is better than no bread.” “The man who Is idle will put the cats on the fire.” - “Ie that docs net look before him will look behind him,” “A house without a dog, without a cat, without a little child, is a house without pleasure and, without laugb- ter.” Homes In Italy. Spenking of homes and ways-of lIlv- ing, Mr. Luigi Villar! in “Malian Life In Town and Country” reveals a curt- ous state of affairs. In Italian cities there are no slum districts. The poor- est of the poor may be lodged In the snnie palace with people whose income runs over $25,000 annually. The poor are. packed awny in the garrets or tp the cellars,.to be sure, and their mis- ery’ must be rendered all the more acute by the sight.and scent of such lavish living. High class Italians have no objections whatever to dwelling over a shop or place of businces. Forgot Himself. Mrs.-Llenpeck—We hev bin marri¢d twenty years today, Hiram. Hiram (with a sigh)—Yes, fer twgnty years we've fought— Mrs. Ifenpeck (scowling) — What? You old wretch! Ilirnm (quickly)—Life’s battles to- gether, Mirandy.—Judge. Too Valuable to Lose. Mr, Grogan—Sure, Moike, an’ what did yez do wit’ yure dorg? Mike—Ob, he wuz wort’ $10 an’ Oi kep’ t'inkin’ If some wan &h'd stale um Oi could 1 afford th’ loss, so O1 gave um away, b'gorru! ~ Chicago News, Awfally Benighted. Dasherly—Is he so very ignorant? Flasherly—Ignorant? Why, actually, he doesi’t even know a cure for colds! —Kansas.City Independent. I wonder why it-is we are not all kinder than we are. How easily It is done! How instantaneously it acts! How Infallibly it» is reinembered!— Drammnand, | ages, now almost extinet ‘Vattan, THE CARIBS OF DOMINICA. Fierce Savages Who Have Drapped Thelr Man Mating Ways. A recent colonial report on the Carths of Demites-is Intercating, Very tyr terious is the origin of the flerce e#iv- who were in possession of the smaller West Indian | Islands when the flest white man burst “into that silent sea.” ‘They showed a distinet Mongolian character, and it would be hard to distinguish a Carib in- fant from a Chinese clld, Some twen- ty years ogo a Chinaman. who hal drifted to Dominica deckMed the Cartbs to be his own people and married a The resultant child showed 00. deviation Crouf the ua- tive type. Today they bave dropped thelr man eming ways, but In the sixteenth cen- tury they seoured the Spantah main tn search of human fool, aul from Porto Rico alone are sald to have tuken more than 5,000 men to be caten. Though Spaniards, Frenchmen, Dutchmen, ne groes, or Arrownks, all ment toe them, yet these Caribs sectn to have shown preference for certaln nationsl ities. Davis, for instance, In his “Lis tory of the Caribby Islands,” ‘tells us that “the Curibbeats bave tested of all the nations that frequented them aud affirm that the French are the most delicate. and the Spaniards are hardest of digestion.” Laborde also, In one of his Jaunts In St, Viticent, appears tu were | bave overtaken on the road a com municative Cartbh who was beguiling the tedium of bis Journey by gnawing } atthe remains of a bolled human foot Arrowaks, me the nate “give only #aid, This “Christians,” bellyache.” gentleman he Queer Qualification. The enthusiasm of the thoroughgoing lover of Browning takes some surpris- ing turns. The author of “In a Tusean Garden” tells a story concerning Dr Furnival, ove of the founders of the Browning soctety A young relative of the Englishwo- man in Loudon was looking out at one time for bachelor chan bers in a block of thats. The secretary of the company to whom they. belonged Intiinated that the testimory of two householders as to his rent paying capacHy would be required. The applicant gave the Eng- lish woman's name ns one and Dr. Fur- nival for the other. Dr. Furnivai’s reply, after a glowing panegyric on the méfits of the appl cant, wound up by congratulating the company on getting as a tenant a man who “was not.only a gentioman and a good fellow, but a member ef tre Browning society,” It Grown Feeble, The attractfou of avnuin’s character is apt to be outlived, like the attraction of his body, and the power of love grows feeble in its turn, as well as the power to inspire love iw others. It is oly with a few rare natures that friendship, is added to friendship, love to love and the man keeps growing richer in affection—richer, | menn, as a bank may be said to grow rich, both giving and receiving more—after his head Is white and his back weary, and he prepares to go down into the dust of death.—Robert Louis Stevenson. Gorki's Barly Straggies. sMaxim Gorki, the Russian novelist. had an early career that in many ways recalls the early struggles of Jacob A. Riis. Ie ran away from bome whea o lad and for years found life mighty hard grubbing. He worked os a day laborer, a sawyer, a cook and a lighter. Then he heard that free instruc- tion could be obtained at Kazan, and, having no money’ to pay for his jour ney, he Wa ked there, @ distance of over 600 miles. Then he found he bau a head,- Consider ate, : She—Whby did you ask Belle té go witli us? 4 Hie-I saw she was going anyhow and I didn't wish bev,fo feel meap over It-«Smart Set. SH

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