The Anaconda Standard from Anaconda, Montana on November 19, 1899 · 8
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The Anaconda Standard from Anaconda, Montana · 8

Anaconda, Montana
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Sunday, November 19, 1899
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urn itt THE ANACONDA STANDARD: SUNDAY MOBKHTO, NOVEMBER ,1 1S0D. N" "Sw""S I Tt3 Crc:t Western Ect Blast Oak 1 1 X 3 f No-1 14-inch Fire-Pot, J15.M X, L 3 No. 2 18-incli Fire-Pot, $18.M . TOP FEED This la a tieir and powerful neater, and burns any kind of -fine coal or refuse the cheapest kind of soft coal will give good satisfaction in this stove. It is easily regulated; and absolutely air tight. Guaranteed to keep fire with a proper amount of fuel in it for 36 hours. It is attractive and durable, has cast bottom and top, nickel top ring, nickel patent damper, nickel foot rest, nickel register, nickel swing-off automatic top and nickel urn. No. 16 Diameter of Drum io inches, $12.00 No. 18 Diameter of Drum 18 Inches, $14.00 No. 20 Diameter of Drum 20 inches, $20.00 $,.tS S TS KS !S -O-' S r X"S- S- Ns" sy' Charter Oak Hot Blast Heater FOR eOAL. It throws & highly heated blast of air on top of the fuel, mixing and burning the wasted gases. Soft coal is half volatile carbon. One-half of the gases 19 wasted-In- other" stoves. THE AL1 STEELi RADIATING SURFACE furnishes quick, powerful, economical heat. The lolntlese body and bottom make THE CHARTER OAK HOT BLAST AIR TIGHT stay tight, and makes the stove hold fuel. 36 hours with one hod of soft coal. The top blast draft furnishes the same even, steady heat with soft as with hard coal, and will radiate heat 12 hours without attention. We save 33 1-3 per cent, fuel over any soft coal stove made. The fires never goes out. Thousands are in use. V. yK 4 Faoked Joint base. The under button and base top re each formed with a peculiar groove made to hold asbestos rope packing. When this Is Inserted and the parts bolted together, a joint is formed that Is fireproof, air tight and indestructible. It Is better than a base cast In one piece, because expansion of either part' will notresult in breakage. The Joint between the Are pot and base top is made in the same manner. THE ASH PIT Is deen and massive, and the ash door nts upon a straight aeat, perfectly tight. The DRAFT VALVE is operated by means of a screw and hand wheel. Two complete turns of the wheel releases the screw and permits the valve to be thrown back, dls-closing the opening for the shaker.- This obviates the necessity for a shaker opening Into the ash pit. BALL BEARING GRATE RESTS UPON STEEL BALLS three-quarters of an inch in diameter, and moves without friction. It has a cone center and both shakes and dumps. HOT BLAST BURNER. At the top of the lire pot and extending completely around the stove on the inside is a , hollow ring or chamber, which receives air through a damper under the feed door, and discharges it through small perforations. This supplies -oxygen for burning the gases and for burning fine coal: it also protects the sheet steel at the point where It-la subject to most injury. Svery Stove a eircnlator In the rear is a Circulating Flue that receives the colder air near the floor and discharges it in a heated condition at the top of the stove. This flue Is riveted to the stove body and helps to sustain the weight of the upper top and stove pipe, hence the body will never buckle. Butte Steel Ranges 'i - - T'! Haese&s r, --"fr-a ...a i -, 111 te' ' TT ,,IV .'fS-'V lij, Jf"pipM 383 Ladies' Sewing Rocker This cane seat sewing rocker, fancy turned spindles, with nicely embossed back. Price J1.50 Parlor Rocker This handsome mahogany rocker, up holstered in fancy colored silk plush, $9.00 Solid Oak Mantel Folding Bed This solid oak mantel folding bed, finished in golden oak, supported woven wire spring, 8 by 36-lnch bevel plate mirror, regular price $22; This week $18.88 Quarter-Sawed Oak Ladies' Writing Dsks This quarter-sawed oak ladles' writing desk, beautifully polished, in golden oak, French bevel plate mirror, $12.00 Are heavy, substantial and durable Ranges, made of best quality of cold rolled steel, nickel towel rods on both ends. Duplex grate, adapted for coal or wood, Oven thoroughly braced and bolted, asbestos lined throughout, elaborately nickel trimmed, sectional plate top. ! $10 Down, Balance $1 Week And we take your old stove In part payment. We guarantee the ' perfect workmanship of " these ranges. Our sale of the GREAT STEEL BUTTE RANGE has been something remarkable, Butte" Means Perfection In Steel Ranges - r-r if-,. .,'v3. i , ) X. 5 - KITCHEN OUEEN 1 inrii w4Aa Kr al InoVto In sIlmArintnnA. ha.n 2 v v cii uiaCf w J w.. r - drawers,; a, kneading boards and 2 compartments n m1 lova brAll tnrnpd and nicelv finished. A very useful table and will prove its value, PfQS $3 High Chair We carry the most complete line of children's chairs in Butte. This high chair with cane seat, like cut, with table $1.25 SPECIAL Coal Hod Week 15- inch Japan coal hod..$ .25 16- lnch Japan coal hod.. .30 17- inch Japan coal hod.. .30 17-lnch Japan Gold Band .O 17-Inch Japan Hooded... .40 15-Inch Galvanized 30 17-lnch Galvanized -i-m . .35 Bed Lounges Upholstered in tapestry, nicely trimmed, soft centers, worth fully $12; THIS WEEK $9.00'l- Tea Kettles No. 7 Granite tea kettle.. ... 65 cents No. 8 Granite tea kettle.... 75 cents No. 8 Copper bottom, block! tin 45 cents Solid Oak Rolled Top Desks This solid oak rolled top desk, 60 Inches long, 30 Inches deep, 45 Inches high, has six solid oak front filing boxes, 2 transfer cases Indexed, flat key Yale lock for private drawer. Price $25.00 LANDER FURNITURE & (EARPETOMPANYi 4448 EAST BROADWAY, BUTTE, THREE DOORS EAST OF POSTOFFICE LAMPS - This neatly decorated lamp, with shade, this week $1.25 - 1 III 15 ik 100-Diece seml-norcelaln dinner sets in 4 dec- orationB ........... $8 45 56-plece seml-porcelaln dinner sets in 4 decor-atlons N 5 Set of handle teas, white granite 8ufiNEWs; OESPOlLEfT; OF : A HOME -vA (it!; Beautifully ThraaHed by an Angry "..'Husband. RIGHT KIND OF MEDICINE Plumley Had a Hypnotic Iofluenoe Over Mrs. Lawrenoe The Husband Inter-farred at Just the Eight Time. Commended by the Court. Yesterday's Standard contained . a brief mention of the arrest of G. A. Lawrence on a charge of committing an assault on one C A. Plumley. Back of that arrest, it transpires, 1b a story of more than ordinary interest It is the story of one man attempting to alienate the affections of another man's wife and of Just" retribution visited upon the head of the would-be despoil-er of a home by the Injured husband. Lawrence is a hard-working, respected cltlsen. With hi wife he lived happily till in an unlucky moment she became acquainted with Plumley. That was some three years ago. He set about making a conquest and so far succeeded that in a short time he bad brought the woman to the conclusion that she was deeply smitten with htm. For a long time the couple kept up their relations without the husband ... discovering their secret, and matters eventually went so far that the woman instituted divorce proceedings. 'Before the case came to trial Lawrence, who was still - devoted to his wife, succeeded in convincing her of the error of her way and that the step she was about to take was a dangerous . one. She withdrew the divorce case and they lived happily together again ' under the fulfillment of her promise to : see Plumley no more. Nothing came to mar the happiness of the couple till very recently, when Plumley again re newed his attentions to Mrs. Lawrence. He seemed to have an hypnotic influence over the woman and was rapidly , weaning her from her husband again ' when Lawrence became aware of what was going on. Day before yesterday Lawrence met Plumley on Taric street and took him to task for his conduct When Lawrence accused Plumley of paying his wife undue attentions, Plumley, think' . Jnr to bluff him. called him a liar and struck at him. It was very unwise of Plumley, as he soon discovered. The enraged husband sailed Into him and there was a battle royal for a few minutes. Plumley was given a most unmerciful walloping before Lawrence toad finished with him. When It was over Plumley at once . swore eut a warrant, for the arrest of Lawrence on a charge of assault in . the third degree and Lawrence was ar rested. -- --.., Lawrence went before Justice Harrington, who issued the warrant, and told him the story of his trouble substantiating all he said. In the first y!ace he entered a plea of guilty, and but fCT this he would have been dls-rharsred. for when Judge Harrington fcecame convinced of , the truth of his story he told Lawrence he was sorry! he had pleaded guilty," as he -regarded his course as thoroughly Justifiable and he was indisposed to punish him at all, but under the circumstances he had no authority to do any thing, but Impose a fine. He accordingly fined Lawrence the minimum fine of $5 without taxing him any costs. 1,500 yards black goods on sale,' half vgiue. O. K. Lewis', Monday and week. JN BILLINGS, Blair Brings -Salt Against Struck for $5,000 Damage. Special Correspondence of the Standard. Billings, Nov. 18. Suit was instituted to-day by Charles M. Balr. the well-known flockmaster, against . Henry Struck, deputy sheep Inspector of Yellowstone county, in which the plaintiff claims damages in the sum of Jo, 000. The cause of action Is based on the death ot 89 merino rams ana the injury of 81 more of a herd imported by Mr. Balr. They were turned over to the inspector, in accordance with the law relating to sheep brought into the state, at the Billings stockyards about Aug. 20. Mr. Struck proceeded to dip them and used, it is averred, too 1 strong a solution of carbolic acid. Sixty-nine of the rams died and 81 of the remainder were rendered unfit for breeding purposes, and the plaintiff seeks to hold Struck responsible. O. F. Goddard of this cltynd Clayberg, Corbett & Gunn of Helena are the plaintiff's attorneys. "I am inclined to believe there is something more than mere superstition in this belief in the bad luck attached In the poular mind to Friday and 13, said C. I Harris, the attorney, speaking of the case ot William Brooks, the negro wife-murderer, for whom Harris had exhausted . all the Fabian tactics known to the law in order to free his client from the doom which, awaits him. "Brooks quarreled with his wife on Friday and they agreed to separate on that day," continued the attorney. "The following Friday he returned to his house and killed his wife. His trial commenced on Friday; he was brought into court on Friday for sentence and was sentenced to be hanged on Friday, March 17. I took an appeal to the supreme court and tse number of his case was 1,413. The supreme court decided the case adversely on Friday, July 13. He was re-senteneea to be hanged on Friday, Nov. 23. The governor refused his, petition for executive clemency on the 13th and it now looks as if he would have to die and be burled on Friday." Brooks, who is to expiate his crime next Friday, does not appear to realise his position. He still continues to act as If Insane, although the medical men who were appointed to examine him have pronounced him of sound mind. The execution will take place in the Jail yard between the hours of 2 a. m. and 2 p. m. on Friday, Nov. 24. The crime for which he Is to suffer was the murder of his wife, Jennie Brooks, on Nov. 18, 1898. Black crepons on sale Monday. O. K. Lewla' Portraits of Montana's 1st regiment commanders and line officers in "On to Manila" Only 25 cents each, when accompanied by a coupon. Never saw such values. Lewis' black crepon sale. a K. s Northwest Coal company, dealers in wood and Diamond coal. Satisfaction guaranteed.- Telephone No. 605. Gallorly souvenir, a handsome ox blood spirit house thermometer, given Monday ana Tuesday. FADING OF NEGRO RACE Statistics Show It Will Eventu ally Disappear From America. FIGURES OF 1870 WRONG Ratio of Blacks and Whites Has Steadily Decreased Negro Bound to Go Down Before the Onward March of Caucaslon. To a large number of people In the United States the asertion that the negro race here is on the road to ex tinction will provoke derision as well as to arouse indignation. But no amount of interest, real or simulated, in the dark-skinned people can stay the. onward march of dissolution. The power that destroys , nations may be as silent as night, as slow as the transforma tion from the golden age to that of iron. but it is stronger than the strength of Titans and deadlier than the shadowy pestilence that soWs destruction in tropic climes. Sentiment in vain - says to check it. Poetry pleaded for star-eyed Greece and majestic Rome, but it availed not. The glory of Israel departed and her seed was blown upon the world. The empire of Alexander survives only in books. The spectral ruins of the Alhambra tell the story of a civilisation that is dead. Thus with all their stately life, their pomps of power, their gorgeous ceremonials and their political splendors, peoples and. empires, creeds and civilisations have loinedtbe phantasmal procession which passes forever to the inane. Just as no amount of external glory can de stroy the hidden uncleanness so no hu man power can unaow the seeds of decay. And if such stable things can pass away why should not an inferior people die a national death? Certainly In view of all that has been written and said about the danger of rcgro domination and the negro as a problem, the importance ot ascertaining, as far as possible, the probable permanence of the negroid type la apparent Some time ago there appeared in one of the magazines a startling paper designed to show that if the present ratio of increase should continue the South would in 60 years be dominated by the negro, ana it would be but a question or time before his numerical majority would be so great that, he would control the nation. Dun visions of a negro in the presidential chair, surrounded by a negro cabinet sending messages to a negro congress, were suggested by the article. Baaed on Wrong Statistics. But this grim specter of negro domination was not hard to run to cover. It was born of a comparison of the cen sus of 1890 with that of 1870. A superficial investigator found that the negro population had increased from 4,886.384 in 1870 to 6,577,497 in 1880, or, in other words,' about 84 per cent while the whites had Increased only about 18 per cent, and so he sounded the alarm to the world.1 On the -face It was most startling, but the answer to his propo sltlon was very simple. The negro cen sus of 1870 was wrong. General Walker, superintendent of census, himself declared the statistics were worthless. And yet neither he nor his subordinates were to blame; the trouble lay with the negroes therri selves1. In slavery days the owners gave in the number of their slaves; no appeal was made directly to the negroes, so they knew nothing of the methods. In 1870, wh-m the census taker went his rounds, he visited cabins as well as the mansions and consternation was the restii.. The negroes, with their emancipation so 'recently accomplished, were suspicious of every change, dreading last It be a move to return them to slavery. This counting of their number hail a queer look to them; ifchey were mistrustful of the true result and so they hindered the of ficial in all possible vaysrthey-dreaded-hlm, evaded him and gave him false statistics, believing they were protecting themselves against maltreatment. Some of the subterfuges used were ludicrous, some of them pathetic. The result was a very Imperfect census. It does not stand to reason that from 1860 to 1880 the negro Increased 41 per cent while the white population ot-the slave states had increased 49 per cent during the same period, for those states were almost entirely out of the locale, of immigration and had passed through , a bloody war, which had claimed thousands of white victims. This was the explanation of the census of 1870, and the person who cares to investigate for himself will And it correct. A glance at the census statistics of former years shows that in 1800 the negro was approximately one-fifth of the population of the United States, that in 1820 he was one-sixth, in 1860 one-seventh, In 1890 one-eighth. These figures do not necessarily mean that the negro was decreasing In that exact proportion, for they take no account of white immigration. But they demonstrate the fact, and most conclusively, that the ratio of negroes to whites has steadily decreased from various causes, and It Is evident that as long as this decrease continues negro domination Is a mere ignis fatuus. . What the Figures Show. Statistics are dry . things, but they are often the proof of an argument, so let us be prosy for a while and look over some figures. From 1800 to 1810 the negroes in the . United States increased 3J.68 per cent; from 1810. to 1820, 28.68 per cent; from 1820 to 1830. 31.44 per cent: from 1830 to 184023.41 per cent; from 1840 to 1850, 26.62 per cent; from 1850 to 1860, 21.90 per cent.; from 1860 to 1870, 7 per cent; from 1870 to 1880, 34 per cent. It will be observed that since the beginning of the century there has been a steady increase of the percentage of increase, except from 1820 to 1830, from 1840 to 1850 and from 1870 to 1880. Tho increase from 1840 to 1850 4s accounted for by the admission of Texas after the . Mexican war. The increase from 1870 to 1880 is readily explained by the fact that by that time the negroes were accustomed to their new state of being and were not afraid of the census taker. As a consequence the unregistered negroes of 1870 helped to-swell the apparently enlarged census Of 1880. But the total increase from 1860 to 1880 was 41 per cent., or 20.5 per cent, for each census term of years, which demonstrates the gradual decrease. And now let us turn back to the history of the race and trace If possible the causes of this decadence. The la ter ethnologists have come to the belief that there were but three extreme types of men, the negro, the mongolian and the Caucasian. In the earliest times of which we have any knowledge the negro and the mongol were masters of the earth and the Caucasian was unknown. The most ancient skulls found In Europe are of a negroid type and indicate that the first inhabitants of Europe, so far as this data goes, were a branch of the negro race. - Subsequently the skulls have mongolian characteristics, but before the victorious Caucasian both' races shrank away, the mongolian- to work out an imperfect civilization of his own, the negro to resume the wild life of the jungle or the swamp. 1 :. - Thus the first indistinct figure that steps across the stage of history is the negro. Africa was , his, Europe was seemingly his, and his, too, were the far off Isles of the Pacific. Earliest , courier of the human race, he is tq-day a waif in civilized countries, a savage wherever he has been left entirely to himself. Why? The inference is unavoidable that there is no inherent potentiality for civilization in the negro. The author of the "Aryan Race" notes the fact that no pure negro civilisation' has ever yet .appeared and that r.o traveler or historian records a savage tribe of the Caucasian race. He says: "The Aryan race are driving the wedges of invasion deep into the domain of mongolian and negroid life, until the Caucasians of to-day number one-third of mankind, and bid fair ere many centuries to reduce the other races to mere fragments like the Basques or North -American Indians of the present day." This Is a sound prediction, for the Caucasian race 200 years ago numbered only one-tenth of the world's population. It is said by those who have studied the negro as a world-nation that wherever civilization has come he has fled, and it is hard to avoid the conclusion that the coarseness of his fiber, being unsulted to the refining, process, has doomed him to gradual disappearance all over the world. Record of Thirty Tears. But to come from generalities to the particular branch of the race wiht whom we are acquainted. The negroes of the South have enjoyed 30 years of freedom; what advance have they made along the lines of racial or character improvement? Socially they have lost ground, , for the "new Issue" negroes are not treated with the same confidence and consideration -shown, to the family servants of the old days. Migrating as they do from house to house they form no lasting ties of friendship with the whites whom they serve today and leave to-morrow. In matters of religion the negroes have made no headway against the superstition which undermines all their worship; they are to-day where they were a half century ago. In politics the negro has made no appreciable progress. , His sole idea in such matters Is to vote according to the dictates of a narrow self-interest It is not surprising that his vote is for sale when he does not understand iny of the questions of the day. which are focused at the polls. The tariff is as a Greek puzzle to him; the surplus as an unfathomable sea; the civil service reform has no more meaning than the Chinese letters on a tea caddy. He generally votes the republican ticket because he is told that the republicans are his best friends, or that protection will give him higher wages.. Public schools are provided for them, but they have very little ambition along this path. After the novelty wears oti they are very willing to leave the school room. Some, of course, buck, and the more intelligent of these be come very well educated, but these are & I 1 ' 1 I . A- . A genuine and wide-spread desire for education would be the life-line of the race, for education means so much besides the abilitv to comprehend books. In the domain of labor the negro is everv vear becomlnar a restless element, He. seems to. be almost incapable of ateadv annllcation. and he may work at a.dnnen .different ihinsrs during the year and for as many employers. - Giving tirv r niace does not always mean dissatisfiu-tion with his employer, -it ouit n nftp-n means that he is tired and wants a change. . It is the restlessness of the rolling stone, and verily they gather no moss. The time la fast coming when the young white men o? the South will cease crowding the pro- I fesslons and counters and will eo intof the shops and factories and fields for a living. What then is to become of the negro, for white labor, being more reliable, will be preferred? . Other Cases of Disintegration. All these things militate against the permanence of ' the -negroid type. ;But mere are other direct causes tnat reduce the increase of numbers. If a nation is to resist the crowding-out tendencies of a neighboring nation and hold its own against encroachments, morals must not be neglected. No race is born to- perpetuaHlfe from, unchaste-. mothers. These are the sins that are visited upon the children unto the third and fourth generation physical penal ties that mean natural extermination. The manner of life among the negroes Is careless. They are content to crowd a house or room beyond the possibility of sanitation. In their personal habits and in their diet they pay no heed to the laws of health. Their lax morals and methods make them an easy prey to diseases which are communicable, and diphtheria and kindred ills claim numbers of -victims. For years tt was thought that the race was immune from consumption, but in recent years the dread disease has found its foothold In their constitutions and already its devastating influence is appreciable. It will probably be one of the sadaest, yet one of the surest elements of disinte gration of a race whose physique seemed to claim exemption. Another and a most deplorable thing that is militating against the negroes is the cocaine habit. This habit s a new acquisition and no greater curse could have fallen upon this simple peo ple than this will prove to be. Two years ago a negro cocaine fiend was almost an unknown quality. To-day each city has its horde. As yet the habit has not reached the country negro, but nis brother of the city knows the drug well. Unless something is done to break up the custom one more nail will be driven into the national negroid coffin. Arkansas last year made it a misdemeanor to sell the drug without a physician's prescription, ana- other states will doubtless follow suit. Of course, this is not an entire prevents- . tive, for waysi wiN be .- found tot!vaae!' the law, 'but it will arrest the evil in a measure. " . r. . -" Doomed to Disappear. ' So it seems we have a people who" have never had any original clvlllzai tlon, literature, art or even religions Who pay no heed to the laws of health, for body or soul; who arefdtesipated; who lack the power to acquire and hold, property, or to hold to any steady labor, and who have no thought or appreciation, of the obligations of citizenship. Is it not a fair inference to draw that no people, handicapped In this manner, can continue to maintain its -radical type in the midst of a civltlza-tlon utterly at variance with its hereditary instincts? But let us take another look at the statistics of the census taker. In the slave holding states at the beginning of the century the negro constituted two-fifths of the population; in 1880 he had dropped to three-fifths, notwithstanding the loss of nearly 500,-000 whites in the war. From 1860 .to 1880 in the 15 southern states the entire negro increase was 41 per centr while that Of the whites was 49 per cent For . the first 20 years of the century, counting from the decades, the negro increase was 66 per cent.; but he has in 80 years lost 17 per cent of his increase. If the same rate is maintained the negro will be in a state of arrested dev velopment before the end of the next century, but as a . strong race breaks; quickly when once it begins, the likeih hood is that the race will be at a Standstill in 50 years, and after that time will gradually enter upon a vanishing career. - K: k The likelihood of this disappearance carries no Joy to the hearts of the southern whites. They do not wantand will not have negro domination or any racial trouble, but neither do they wish to bid good-bye to the race beside-whom they have lived so long and with whom the traditions of their country are so closely woven. They see the Indians dying out without any special regret; they will not watch, unmoved-the fading of this other people who have shared so closely 'their domestic lives. Memphis Commercial-Appeal.. , Even Heat Day and Night Bmoka-Proot Td Door. ......... Soft Coal Equal to Hard Coal Body 14 gaog . Bteal Lining 14 Hot Blatt Draft m . Cast Lining on- -halt Ueh thick... . Fira Pot thraa-qai tan Inch thick........ ill Minin AIM Screw Draft. Antl-Olinkar Ooaa Grata , M fitaal foot Bail. BoOm Plata Bottoa..J Mis Fire tt Hosts Wilis tester 1. lummy uuiipnij Hardware DepartmtntC OF BUTTE i- COB. MAIN QCABTS THREE CARLOADS OF STOVES , Jast Received i ' Majce your aeiecuei 1 While our stock is com l plete and before the ruiH begins, - -j. - s ; . 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