THE INTER MOUNTAIN
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TUESDAY, A\AY 14, 1901.
THE CA.MFA.IGST IS Oft.
r O-DAY THE INTER MOUNTAIN begins a voting
contest similar to the contests of last year, which
attracted such marked attention from the people
of the state of Montana. There were few newspaper readers
in Montana last summer who failed to take part in some
manner in the contests for the trip to Alaska and the tour
of the Yellowstone Park. Not many copies of the Inter
Mountain containing the coveted coupons were allowed to
remain unclipped; the public entered into the voting with
a zest that told how well the balloting pleased the people.
Nothing of the kind had ever been attempted before by
a newspaper in the northwest; it was mainly because of the
enterprise shown that the progressive people of Montana
joined in promoting the friendly rivalry. To-day the Inter
Mountain begins a contest which, it is confidently expected,
■will surpass in interest and excitement the very lively
balloting in which newspaper readers of the state engaged
a year ago.
Beginning to-day and continuing until June 25, copies
of the Inter Mountain will contain coupon ballots, which
will be used in the selection of five young ladies of the state
as guests of this newspaper on a trip to the Pan
American exposition at Buffalo, N. Y. The smaller cities of
the s,tate have been grouped and to each of three divisions of
Montana has been given one candidate. Anaconda, Deer
Lodge and Missoula have been set apart as the western
section of the state; Dillon, Virginia City and Bozeman rep
resent the southern part of Montana, and Livingston, Bill
ings and Red Lodge comprise the eastern district. Each of
these divisions will vote for as. many candidates a may
care to enter the race, and the one receiving the highest
number of votes, will be taken on a trip to the great exposi
tion. Butte will comprise another district, from which two
candidates will be selected? As the Inter Mountain comes
from the press to-day the contest opens. It will be the
liveliest battle of ballots seen In Montana for many a day.
THE ISTHMIAfT CAfTAL.
ja NICARAGUA OCCUPIES an enviable position among
fyt the Isthmian nations, and the government of the
little republic is dealing with perfect fairness with
the United States, notwithstanding this advantage. The
Canal Commission, appointed to inspect the Nicaragua
route for an Isthmian canal, has met with nothing but fair
treatment from the officials of the republic. The executive
•branch of the government of Nicaragua appears to be fully
alive to the advantages that would be secured in the event
of a canal controlled by the United States being built across
the narrow strip of land separating the two oceans. That
the canal would be jealously guarded there is no doubt,
and that Nicaragua would be benefited by the stream of
commerce flowing through the waterway is beyond question.
The Canal Commission, in its preliminary report, declared
that the route across Nicaragua is entirely feasible. At
no plaça between the two oceans is the elevation more
than three hundred feet, and this depth of excavation will be
required for only a short distance. To-day's news tells of a
plan to bring about the purchase of the Panama canal,
begun by the French. The commission reported adversely
on this proposition and declared that the Panama gov
ernment had made the terms under which the right-of-way
•was secured so hard, that it would be impossible to secure
a suitable title. In the meantime Nicaragua continues to
hold out the very great inducements its natural advantages
have supplied, and it is expected that the final report of the
Canal Commission, made to the next congress, will recom
mend the Nicaragua route, and snuff out the last spark
of hope for those who favor the purchase of the Panama
A MATTE F OF COVRTESy.
F OR A LONG TERM of years the west has been looked
upon as a place where men give way to rude
impulses and heated controversy enters into the
affairs of life to a degree that induces discomfort and pre
cludes the exercise of ordinary courtesy. The strip of lard
laying along the Atlantic ocean has sprouted these opinions
generously, and the prevailing impression the east has
gained of the western section of the country has mainly
arisen from this source. That the reflection upon the west
was undeserved and that the eastern people themselves are
the chief offenders against the rules of good breeding has
been, at last, amply proven.
A few weeks ago it was proposed to confer a Harvard
degree upon President William McKinley. Immediately a
coterie of anti-imperialists busied theipselves at the work
of disturbing the usual serenity of Harvard by dragging
political controversy into the deliberations of its board of
overseers. The president is now swinging around the circle
of the southern and western states. His progress is a
continual ovation, and men of all parties unite in expressing
kindly regard for this splendid type of active, successful
and honorable public man. The only discordant note in the
Union to-day is, the wail that goes up from the camp of
the anti-imperialists of the east. The board of overseers
of Harvard has set the seal of disapproval upon the dis
courteous malcontents of Boston, and President McKinley
will be given the degree just the same. He will go fresh
from the friendly meeting with the magnificent men of the
west to enter the locality where the small-souled gentry,
w ho have been sat upon by Harvard overseers, make their
fcome. The contrast should heighten the president's good
•pinion of the west..
/ S THE SENSE of humor of the American people be
coming perverted? If it is not, then the comic prints
are catering to only a small part of the country's
population. Beyond question the tendency of the comic
palters is to make themes for humorous observation of
many things which are far from possessing the essence
of joviality. For years we have laughed at the man who
came home gloriously full and fell up stairs, after trying
to unlock the front door with his lead pencil. The artists
of the comic papers have pictured him standing maudlin,
gazing blankly at his aggreived spouse, and the writers
have invented a dialogue with a 'hiccough between ever|
word to go with the entertaining sketch. But the scene
is not a comedy; it is one of the saddest situations ever
imagined or described. It goes deep Into the woes of ex
istence, and we all know It. Yet there is something In
expressibly funny about it, too.
Then there is the comic cut of the little negro boy being
eaten by an alligator. This is a tragedy; it ends in death
and contains all the elements that produce sadness, as
deep and lasting as any bereavement can. The parents
of the pickaninny that the comic artist delivers to the
hungry alligator Jur,t for a joke, will go through life sad
dened by the gruesome happening at which we laugh. In
fact, there is nothing humorous about it, when we reflect
upon the circumstances attending the artists' creation. Yet
the picture of the pickaninny disappearing down the open
throat of the reptile Is a type of comic sketch that takes
as well as anything the comic papers produce. Humor Is
becoming disturbed from its old foundations. In France
jokes founded upon marital infelicity have the call at pres
ent; perhaps we will reach the stage some day when
murders will be written up as the humorous happenings
of the day.
r HE EDITOR of the Commoner, W. J. Bryan, is a
staunch advocate of fusion. In season and out, he
has preached the doctrine of fusion, and has never
paused long enough in his pursuit of the presidency to
realize that all his fusion plans have come to naught. The
fact of the matter is Mr. Bryan has succeeded in running
the fusion idea into the ground and has demonstrated to the
satisfaction of the real democracy of the country that fusion
is wrong and is something to be avoided as dangerous
alike to party organization and political success. There is
no virtue in a "triple alliance" such as Bryan is so fond
of recommending to his party; it is only the straight party
declaration of faith, uncompromising and decisive, that
There is, something inherently weak about fusion. The
very beginning of the scheme involves a compromise and
a compromise is an admission that the party principles are
so flexible that they may be stretched for the sake of
expediency. The fusion plan has brought democracy into
no end of trouble. The plan of the new and radical element
of the party has been to fix the party principles arbitrarily,
and then by means of a fusion, attempt to rally supporters
to the cause. The only successful political party is the
one that consults the wishes of the majority before say
ing what the platform shall contain. Bryan has forced his
pet theories upon the democratic party twice. Whether he
can repeat the performance again is one of the revela
tions, the coining campaign will furnish. It appears to be the
opinion of the majority of the democratic leaders that the
weak and vacilating fusion policy of the Bryan democracy
has had its day.
/ S IT THE FATE of the current literature of America
to be given over to the keeping of the young writer»
of the day? It would appear that the younger mem
bers of the literary circles of the United States were
coming to the front fast enough to furnish adequate
grounds for this prediction. Not only the magazines and
newspapers have welcomed the young writer to a place
where what he has, to say may be given to an audience fully
as large as greets the older writers, but the publisher has
become the friend of youth, and merit wins without., a.,
reputation to back up the quality exhibited in maitu-^
script. The young writer is having his day, and is taking
his place beside veterans of the pen, who have made their
profession the study of a lifetime. The public, too/ is gen
erous to the unknown writer, and fame smiles upon the
tyro in letters who hits the fancy of the crowd or casts
a sunbeam of more than usual brilliancy upon the world.
That - ill this is demoralizing to the profession of writ
ing there can be but little doubt. The novelists of reputa
tion are being supplanted by the writers whose first and
oftimes only book contains something that challenges the
admiration of the public. It is unfair to the fledgling
writers, too, for few greater misfortunes can come to an un
known author than the applause of the public won by a for
tunate poem or a cleverly turned story. The author of The
Man With the Hoe, although, not young in years, enteral,
the lists of literary men with only one poem as his creden
tials. He will, in all likelihood, never' approach the excel
lence of his famous production again. The writers whose
books have caught the fancy of the public are being paraded
and described for the curious until it is known how and
under what circumstances they performed the particular
feat of composition that brought them fame. It is bad
business for the old writers who are unwilling to be satisfied
with ensuring fame that comes when they have passed
beyond the reach of the annoying and enterprising
The East Helena smelter has posted announcements of
a grand opening to take place next Friday. Twelve per cent"
off is the discount from regular prices.
Residents of Flathead county wish to know why, for
the land's sake, the state board of land commissioners don't
sell the state lands instead of leasing them.
A bouquet ninety feet in circumference was presented
to the president yesterday in California. This is said to be
just half as large as the oratorical bouquet Hon. J. Kemp
Toole is preparing for the president's reception at Great
Much to the disappointment of the spectators the city
council of Anaconda failed to take the bit in its teeth and
indulge in a wild runaway last evening.
The Montana Central machine shops at Great Falls seem
to have joined the procession of closed incidents.
Yesterday, the Shamrock I. beat the Shamrock. XI.
two to one. :
BITS OP WIT.
said little Richard.
"Well, what is?"
"Didn't you say yesterday that the world was kept in
its place by the force of gravity?"
"Yes, the attraction of the sun keeps the worl~ movirig
in a regular orbit."
"Then somebody's seen strlngln* my pa again. He said
lost night that it was J. Pierpont Morgan."-Chicago
The Dowager Empress was in a droll mood.
"A note from the German Emperor!" announced thé
"A Billy doux!" observed her Majesty.
"And a note from the United States,!"
"A Yankee Doodle doux!" cried this remarkable woman,
while gales of merriment swept over the servile court.
In the spring the putty drops from all the parlor window
In the spring the furnace chimney chokes itself to death
In the spring when the wan consumptive thinks he surely Is
In the spring the poor man's fancy sadly turns to thoughts
"Will I express an opinion of 'Good'
Frof. Algie Crook, of Chicago, who says
he has never kissed a girl?" mused Carl
II. Hoffman of Denver when questioned
at the Thornton this morning by a short
man wearing smoked glasses. "Well
hardly. I will tell you this, however,
Ctook is the subject of much comment
in the French society papers.
"Leading novelists and scientists have
tuen interviewed. Some pronounce the
Chicago instructor an 'idiot' and a 'mon
ster,' but a powerful clan uphold his
theory that love for women, even love
of the ideal type, seriously Impedes a
man who would be great and learned.
"Henry Fouquier in a long article ad
duces in support of this view Darwin,
Goethe. Kant and Schopenhauer-.
Fouquier says: Victor Hugo in private
tt-tters repeatedly asserted his belief
tpiat if he had had the courage to resist
woman's charpis he would have sur
passed Shakespeare and Voltaire. He
believed that woman's company numbed
bis highest faculties. Bacon, too, as
serts that marriage retards a man's suc
; "Fouquier finally quotes an interview
S iven by Lord Kitchener to a Figaro re
orter when he passed through Paris
qfter the Khartoum victory. Kitchener
brutally asserted that he 'wouldn't cross
the street to win the most beautiful
Vornan in the world, because he meant
business in life and woman always
wasted a man's time and destroyed his
IN THE HOTEL LOBBIES.
"There are not many people who are
aware of It, but it is none the less a
fact," said Arthur H. Buchanan at the
McDermott this morning.
"What's a fact," queried the attenu
ated interrogation point growing Inter
"Why, tlîat Louis Warren Hill, son
of J. J. Hill, won the heart and hand
of Maude Van Cortlandt Taylor on the
golf links and secured her promise after
she was recovering from typhoid fever,
Which she contracted while trying to
become a trained nurse.
"It came about In this wise. The
young people met in St. Paul more than
a year ago. They golfed and drove to
gether, but before any agreement was
reached Miss Taylor returned to New
York, and, despite her millionaire
father, Cortlandt M. Taylor, decided to
become a trained nurse.
"She went to work in the Presbyterian
hospital, hut soon contracted typhoid
'Hill managed to keep her home al- !
most filled with flowers and bonbons.
and when she recovered he put forward
the vital question, and now he is
"Now don't think I am giving you a
jolly." remarked Edward A. Butterfield
of Buffalo, N. Y., to the clerk at the
Butte, with a merry twinkle in his eye.
"Î know the name will sound a little odd,
but it. is on the level and so is the story.
"Tookham Basinajian—no middle name
-6a street ear conductor in West Hobo
ken. has neither cause nor desire to ring
up ar.v more fares.
"His wife has just received information
from the United States consul at Cal
cutta that the uncle of her father, Man
darge Oghley Manollel, all of which is
said to mean 'good fortune,' has left
her heir to $2,500,000.
"The obliging uncle died fifty years
ago, long before Mrs. Basinajian says
she was born, but he left a provision
in 1rs will that his wealth f.hould lie
dormant for half a century and then be
divided among his elatives. The conduc
tor's wife is the only real heir to be
found, although many others are expect
ed to out in claims within a short time."
! "We all know what a voice Jennie
Lind had." said J. T. McCormick, of
Seattle, at the McDermott. He was ad
dressing a party of traveling men, all of
whom nodded in assent. "Well, sir,"
continued Mr. McCormick, "I was in New
York recently and my attention was
called to a fact that another voice like
Jenny Lind's may be developed in Mag
gie Murray, who has learned to sing
during her sixteen years' stay in the
American Female Guardian Society and
Home for the Friendless.
' xne girl was admitted to the 'insti
tution as a waif, and the other day F,he
eras sent to the gills' school at North
field, Mass., with the view of bettering
her academic education.
"Her expenses are being paid by a
member of the beard of managers of the
charitable institution, and after two
years at Northfield her voice will be cul
tivated. It 1~, said the g'.rl is a won
der. Great things are expected of her."
"Mammon and morality are the factors
which promise to make B Ima- Beach,
N. J., anything but a haven or fashon
able rest during the coming summer sea
son." said John J. Sommers to a party
of men at the Butte last night.
"One of the chief charms of the place
heretofore ha-, been the dally parade of
the fair cottagers from their houses to
the beach In the'r bathing suits, and the
custom has attracted many visitors. Now
William Gordon, who owns and operates
the principal bathing grounds, has raised
his voire in protest against the usage.
"He did this in the council chamber
and asked that an ordinance be passed
against the practice of walking about
the village in bathing dress. He -.aid he
did this in the cause of propriety and
decency, but it later developed that the
monetary question entered very largely
into the matter.
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas G. O'Dell re
turned today from Salt Lake, where they
went to attend the wedding of Dr.
Mrs. Lewis A. Smith returned Monday
evening from Fort Madison, Iowa, where i
she had been spending the winter. |
W. II. Liddard, better known as "Rat
tlesnake Pete," the famous Indian scout,
was iu this city last evening, and to »k
advantage of his brief stay here to visit
a number of c>ld Omaha friends, includ- j
ing T. C. Douglas and "Tom" Brennan. '
''Pete" was with General Miles during
his Indian campaigns. He had charge of
the Indians at the World's Fair and at
the Omaha Exposition and is now taking
a number of Sioux to Qleu Island, New
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THE SILTAN REVIVES PROPHECIES OF
_ «isimûtic rAMiuc
Tut MAnAlIOI S COMING,
Abdul Hamid, sultan of Turkey, is ex
erting himself to bring about a great re
vival of Mohammedanism. This is in a
large measure the result of an event
which is producing a profound impres
sion on the minds of thousands of de
vout Mussulmans in Turkey and Moroc
co. That event Is the discovery by priests
oi some old prouhecies, in which, they
say, the advent of a new Mahomet or
a new Messiah about this time is fore
The most important prophecy was made
toward the close of the eighteenth cen
tury by Ben-el-Benna. a native of Tlem
cen and a man of singular piety. It tells
of the coining of Mouley Saa, "lord of
the hour," or Messiah, who will bring
triumph to the arms of the Islamites in
their great battle with the Christians.
Thousands of copies of this prediction
have been scattered throughout Moroc
co during the past few weeks, and it is
said that they are mainly responsible
for the insurrection now raging in the
southern part of that country. This 'has
grown so formidable that the emperor of
Morocco has decided to march against
the malcontents at the head of his army.
Fearlessly the rebels await him. for they
are convinced that the predicted Messiah
will soon appear and champion their
Here is the strange prophecy:
"The Messiah will come from the south
ern part of Morocco. He will have with
him 1,000 tents and he will first enter the
city of Morocco and will go from there to
Fez. Thence he will advance upon Tlem
een and will go as far as, Oran, which
he will destroy. From that point hg will
niar °h tow ard Algiers and he will remain
for four months in camp at Mitidja.
Then he will destroy Algiers, after which
he will go to Tunis, where he will re
main for forty vears and then die."
According to Sidi el Roukrari, a famous
authority on the Koran, Mahomet him
self predicted that thin Messiah would
bear the name Mohamed hen Abdallah.
"A man will come after me," said Ma
homet, "and his name will be similar to
mine. I mean that his father's name will
be like my father's name, Abdallah, and
that his mother's name will be like my
mother's name, so that his full name will
be Mohamed ben Abdallah. He will re
s,emble me in character but not in coun
tenance, and he will cause justice and
equity to prevail throughout the world."
That the time is at hand for the ad
vent of this predicted Messiah is Inferred
from the following prediction, made
many years ago by Sidi el Akredar, a
.devout Arabian priest:
"The armies of the Christians," he says
"will come from all parts. They will
come, both cavalry and infantry, and
they will cross the sea. They will descend
upon our country like a raging fire. All
France will come, and as a result there
will he no peace in our land, and our
cause will not triumph. They will all
come like a torrent during a dark night,
like a cloud of gand that is whirled by
the winds. They will enter by the east
ern wall. The vessels of Christians will
be in the harbors and churches of Chris
tians will he built everywhere, so that
the doctrines of Christianity will spread
throughout the land. After their work
In Algiers is accomplished the Chris
tians, complying with the all-powerful
will of God, will rule over the Arabs,
but soon afterward there will come to
our relief the Messiah, whom Mahomet
In view of the progress which the
French have recently been making In
Algeria and Morocco, it la not surpris
ing that the Arabs and Mussulmans are
now firmly convinced that everything
predicted bv Mahomet Ben-el-Benna and
Sidi el Akredar will soon come to pass
and that a Mouley Saa or "lord of the
hour" will surely manifest himself In the
near future and enable them to vanquish
their old enemies, the Christians.
In Constantinople, as in Morocco and
Algeria, this same- strange belief now
prevails and it is the popular conviction
that these old predictions are bound to
lie fulfilled, which is now impelling Sul
tan Abdul Hamid to interest himself in
bringing about a grand revival of Mo
The Newest Musical Plague.
"Sweet Annie Moore" has taken the
place of "Because," "My Houoluht
Lady," "Just One Girl," and all the oth
er songs that everybody used to sing
and whistle. In New York it is said
that 33 out of every possible 40 people
to be met in the streets are now sing
ing or trying to 3ing "Sweet Annie
Mo jt e," the chorus of which runs as fol
"Sweet Annie 'Moore, sweet Annie
i I'll never see iny Annie any more
| She went away,
j One summer s day,
: And I'll never sje my Annie u.iy more."
After reading the words It is easy to
understand why "Sweet Annie Moore"
is a craze. The song writer who can t
j get up lines that are absolutely foolish '
j is always sure of success. Such stuff
; as "Sweet Annie Moore" never fails to
get into the g:ent, throbbing heart of
j -j don't
I i mm i ». e why you aren't industri
ous and economical like the man next
door," said the wife. "You will scarce
ly have time to get to your office in
season. The man re-t door bas his
lunch in a ba-b* --d star*» out at <
o'clock in the morning
"Yes; and goes fi.su.ng.'
Mrs. Bingo—"You are perfectly wel
come to another piece of cake, Willie,
but I am afraid it will make you sick.
Your mother told me to give you but
Willie Simpson—"That's all very well,
but I don't know where the pantry is
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