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DAILY INTER MOUNTAIN
Issued Every Evenlag, Except Sunday. INTER MOUNTAIN PUBLISHING CO. Addrss all mail to Inter Mountain Publishamg Company. a6 Weat Gratlce street, Butte, Mont. Omcial Paper of Silver Low County and City of Butte. SUISCRIPTION RATES: 2'er year, by mail, in advane..c....0...5$.o By carrier, per mzonth.......... ... 75 TILEPIHONE NUMIIERS: Editorial Rooms .......... 428-( r[!gs) Business Office...... ..... 2 -(C ring ) TUESDAY, SEPTEMBIER 9, 39o2. THE GRAVE MENACE TO MONTANA. Says the Miner this morning: The Montana O(re Purchasing company, with an exhilbition of nerve unpllaralleled in the political history of this state, has ulndertaken to capture the organization of the democratic party in this state, to the end that it may--through a democratic vic tory--control the courts and secure judi cial decisions in its favor, and shape the lawmnaking power to its own purposes. The leaders of the democratic party the men who control its- primaries and conventions- itoV' to their own sensCe 1f propriety and political honor the emphatic repudiation of every cifort that mlay he made to sell the birthright of the deimoc racy for a tces; of pottage: and they shotuld see to it that the rights of the people are protected and that no political agent of an aspliring corporation i, placed on gtuard. There is no doubtlt of thie thoroughly demoralized condition of the d(mcratic party. If tl:e vote in the state coim mittec nucetintg may be taken as a criterion it is split stuardly in two. There were thirteen on a side at that gatlering for the promotion of democratic principles, and if appearances count for anything the party at large is divided in albout the same proportion. There wsill lie a re vival of the contest at the cooming state democratic convention, one side contetnd ing for free trade, Grover Cleveland and the surrender of the 'hilippines, andl the other for such a change in the mtcemuershilp of the supreme court that it will follow in structions instead of the statutes. There are somle thinlgs worse even than free trade, one of them being the prostitution of the courts and the illegal confiscation of property; neverthcless it is by no meicans certain that the democratic party will go, on record for goodl government. A glance at the list of democrats who indorse Sen ator Clark's manly attitude on the subject of judicial debauchery does not show an overwhelming sentiment in his favor. Only a few prominent democrats had the couraige to go on1 record in support of their own party leader at a time when not only his own prestige Ibnt the very existence of his party is at stake. There is a painful lukewarmness in the in dorsements of the senator's opinions and purposes. The lion. Walter C'oolper, chairman of the state committee, is con spicuous by his silence. lion. A. J. Davidson, erstwhile the Marshal Nay of the senator's political army, was too busy to say a word. 1ilon. l)avid Btrown, wltom the senator kept in office for many a long year, but who took offense because of not being inttroduced to the British ambassa dor, has stopped taking the Miner and perhaps did not read the interview. At all events he declined to condemn a con spiracy having for its sole object the capture and control of the state supreme court, inmplying by his silence that lie had climbed down from the senator's chariot and was busy taking the nuts off the axles. Major Maginnis was not inter viewed with any success, and the same is true of hundreds of other democrats who, regardless of every personal and political consideration, should at least have stood by the integrity of the courts. Among the few strong men who promptly and plainly declared themselves is Senator Paris Gibson. He well under stands that if the honor of the courts is not safe, both capital and confidence will flee from Montana as fromn a plague spot, that neither farmers, mechanics nor miners may expect to find employment or build up homes in the state, and that all the railroads Jim IHill could construct would not bring prosperity, contentment or independence to the people if the demo cratic scheme to seize and throttle the su preme court of Montana shall succeed. Senator Gibsori has never been deceived by the howls of demagogues about cor porate dictation, and knows that the con cerns which are now so largely contrib uting to the industrial prosperity of the state are asking nothing except that all political parties put men of honor to the front. So lie indorses Senator Clark's position and says: I think the interview well-timed, asid from the views Senator Clark has ex pressed to me, during the winter and fromnt timne to timie sintace, his ideas as to the position to be taken by the democrats of the state were not unexpected. No demno crat who is loyal to his party and its prin ciplts could take any other position. If we Ipcrmtit the prarty to Ibecome entangled with side issues like the copper contest, it will surely go down to defeat. The time has arrived in Montana when the demo cratic party should bectbme deeply inter ested in the development and prosperity of the state, and its policy should lie to encourage immigration and thus build up its great industries. That is the talk of a patriot, except that he is one of contradictory and uncer tain view about the tariff. He talks about his colleague's interview from the stand point of the people, knowing that chaos, confiscation, anarchy and all the horrors of communism would rensue among any people falling to preserve the dignity and purity of their courts of final resort. The brazen and numerous falsehoods In circulation, and the intentions of corpora tions other than the one denounced by the Mins. to undertake the control of affairs in any party, do not for a moment deceive Senator Gibson. As a democrat he is quick to perceive the peril in which his party is placed by the M. O. P.-Toole combination. Ilis words will doubtless have weight with democrats everywhere except those who have either sold out or expect to sell out to the other side. The entire controversy is simply a struggle for existence on the part of the democ racy, and though republicans may view the carnage with sonime interest they do not wish to be understood as taking any part therein. 'heir contest will come with Senator ('lark and his supporters, or Mir. Ileinze and his supporters, whithcver of the two may happen to capture the democratic machinery and whip tile other into, line. Thisi is a republican state, made proIsperouls 1by republican natlionlal policies and threateined with ruin by lemocratic schenmes of sploliation and debauchery. The demonatlic factions are enga:iged in a contest that has exposed the venality and dleprasity of one-half the party while its better element is struggling for its very liie. 'ri(der the circumstances doesn't it look as though the safe and proper thing for the average American citizen to do is to vote the straight republican ticket next fall? WOMAN SUFFRAGE MEETING. InI anlother column will lie found news of an; impolrtant meeting of woman suffragists tonight. The lalies say they have bteen in the background long enough, that they have inot succeleded in making themselves heard or felt sufficiently in alTairs of the world, and that they are albottt to enter uponl)I the arena of prac tical plitical life. The idea of rcstrict ing the work of women in political cam p:higns to mere talk is repugnant to their seinse of moral and intellectual responsi bility. Those who would restrict woman's sphere of usefulness to the graceful su periltendlence of pink and other colored teas do not realize the slumbering re sources and possibilities of her nature. That is what Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt suggests inl an article which the Inter Moluntainl takes pleasure in publishing to day. A great d:al of good work has been placed to the credit of the women of lultte. They have fed the hungry, clothed the raggedl, encouraged the disconsolate. IBut imen who think that the sole object of woman is to be a ministering angel, have not met Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt, nor discussed with her the potentialities of the divine anI hleautiful sex. Mrs. Catt has the courage of her convictions and her sentiments as quoted today iby rs. Ella Knowles Hlaskell inl an article callitng at tention to the cruelty and oppression of mitire mal:ll-Illade laws will not fail to find a responsive echo in every manly heart. 1 hat there will be a large attendance at tile imeting and that proper steps will lie taken for the amelioration of the condi tion of the downtrodden sex and its rescue from the thraldonl of so-called civilization seems to lie quite certain. The callllpaign is approaching. MAINE'S SPLENDID MAJORITY. About 3j,iao majority is the message wlich the good old state of Maine sends to the republicans of the nation. That is about twice the majority ex pected in an off year, but it shows how in tense is the devotion of the people to re publican principles and the republican ad ministration. So great a majority, almost as large as in the last presidential election, is of' course a severe blow to the democracy. The Standard yesterday began talking about a reduced vote and what it would portend, also indulging the whispered hope that Tom Reed's old district would go democratic. Alas! it didn't. The party of progress and reform swept the state magnificently. Seldom was there such a splendid indorse ment of a political policy. It shows that the common people are thinking, and voting as they think. They know where their interests lie, and vote for them. Montana might well take a lksson from Maine. BOODLING A BAD BUSINESS. The boodlers of Minneapolis have been exposed and put out of business. Those of St. Louis have been exposed and put to flight . There is hope for the country when municipal thieves are detected and pun ished for their crimes. But the work begun must be kept up, for the seed of corruption is widely planted and few com munities are free frn moral blight. The usual form of boodling is through "protection." Officials are induced to go deaf or blind for a proper consideration. They well know the laws are being wan tonly viola ed, but with the money of the corruptionists singeing their pockets and blackening their consciences, they brazenly pretend to be innocent of any knowledge of wrong-doing. They divide the swag with their confederates high or low, and go on running for office until some time they reach the limit and spend an indefi nite period in durance vile or ignomini ous flight. It is difficult for a public official to sell himself for money and betray the trust of the people without final discovery and shame. He may escape for a time, but justice which travels with a leaden heel finally overtakes and pulls him down. The Colorado democracy is holding a convention today at Denver. A full state ticket is to be nominated, but the main interest centers in the attitude the con vention will take towards Senator Teller, who is a candidate for re-election. He has announced his entire conversion to the so-called principles of democracy, having achieved fame as a discoverer, whatever may be his measure as a statesman, The convention is likely to indorse his candl dacy before the legislature and give him an opportunity of explaining and ex pounding the principles which he says he has discovered with the democratic brand. WHERE IT HURTS THE PEOPLE. One of the most humorous things that ever attracted the attention of the Miner is the statement of the Inter Mountain that the people of Montana are being over taxed by the state government, and that among other things the expense of f4th nishing the capitol building was extrava* gant to an extraordinary degree. There is no doubt of the mirth-provoking nature of the complaint the people are makling. It was a great joke on them. It was they who elected the governor on a platform pledging rigid economy in public ex-, penses. As for the unequal and unfair taxa tion, plenty of instances are available.' For example, when the state equalization board met, the governor advocated a 300 per cent increase in the railroad taxation: The figure was finally fixed at $4o,o000o, eoo, which looked as though the governor was after the railroads, though for nearly a quarter of a century he had been a rail. road attorney in private life. However, within a few days the board reconsidered its action and reduced the railroad valua* tion to the tune of $8,ooo,ooo. The peo ple objected, but what could they do? It was a great joke on them, as they had elected the governor. Railroad lands in the state near Helena are taxed about 63 cents per acre, yet when a settler or other citizen buys of the railroad company enough of that same land for a farm on which to build a home, he is subject to taxation on a value of between $2 and $3 per acre. Between the county taxes and state taxes the poor man has a merry time under democratic rule in the capital. Mr. A. M. Ilolter, a respected citizen of IIelena, who is authority for the figures relating to the taxation of railroad land bought for farming purposes, does not see the humorous side of the situation. lie had a recent experience with his landed property near Helena which justified him in voicing a complaint against over taxation, which the esteemed democratic organs would do well to publish and ex plain. The fact is that none of the predictions made by the democratic organs during the last campaign have come to pass. They promised an era of unparalleled prosperity in mining, real estate and business circles if only the people would elect the demo cratic ticket. The people did elect it. What has been the result? Has real estate boomed? has mining capital flowed in? Hlave our merchants had more trade than they could handle? On the con trary, the state government, aided by an extravagant, corrupt and imbecile legisla tive majority, have depressed every in dustry of the commonwealth, or at least every one not fostered by the protective tariff. The wool and cattle interests have flourished, but the capital that had started to flow this way was checked by the dan gers threatened through the connivance of some of the men in high places, and the result is that decent democrats them selves have been compelled to rise up and denounce the men who have assumed democratic authority and undertaken to control the courts and the legislature. The Miner's own columns bear witness to that to its credit. And that is no joke. John Stanton, one of the highest author ities on the statistical position of copper takes this view of the statement of Dr. Ledoux recently issued: "I fully endorse the report of Dr. Ledoux, and I believe it is the most ac curate compilation of this character that has been made public for a long while. I have maintained for a long time that the true situation in copper was not un derstood either by the producer or con sumer and I look forward to an increase in the price of the metal shortly. Statis tics prove conclusively that consumption is increasing at the rate of to per cent per year, while the production has so fit been limited to an increase of 8 per cent." WOOL MANUFACTURE. Referring to an editorial in the Intesr Mountain on the probabilities of wool manufacturing in Montana, the New York Commercial has this to say: It can hardly be laid down as an un alterable proposition that wool and cot ton can always be manufactured to the best advantage close to where they are grown. There are other considerations among them, proximity to the market. New England may never cease to manufacture Southern cotton. The chances of woot manufacture shifting to points close to tht wool-raising regions seem to us to be much better than the same thing happening in the case of cotton. In urging the proximity to the market as favorable to the manufacture of a product, it is well not to overlook the fact that it is cheaper to transport the manu factured product than the raw material. In the case of wool this difference is con siderable. The proprietors of the woolen mill at Big Timber say that there is from 6o to 65 per cent of dirt in raw wool. This is estimated in the manufacture and this saving in transportation is a big item in a crop of upwards of 30,ooo0,ooo pounds, which Montana will have to its credit this year. In addition to this, there is, of course, a saving in that portion of the manufactured product which is shipped back to the consumers in the Northwest. This last-named freight rate is three cents a pound. These two items of trans portation aggregate an enormous sum In the business of a year. It is a big thing for the railroads, but it is a heavy tax on the wool-growing industry. From every point of view it seems to be an unnec essary tax and one which ought to be saved. A Bit of -Vernal- Scery. Sitting in the lean-to iack of the barn Farmer Bryan is slowly turning green as reports of the Rooseveltian speech record comes in. PEOPLE WE MEET. F W. BACORN, the well-known Butte * lawyer, is known to be a con servative and well-posted gentleman, and therefore any opinion he might give on any subject is entitled to weight. "I am not certain that the meeting of the International Mining congress which was recently held in this city was produ.e tive of much good," said Mr. Baeorn, in his office today, while discussing matters relative to the mining industry. "Rememn leer," be continued, "I am not saying that F. W. BACORN. such meetings and such an organization might not be productive of great good, but somehow I got the impression that the one just adjourned was not just the thing to promote the mining interests of Montana. "While I have never taken an active interest in the doings of the congress, I feel kindly toward any person or organ ization working for the advancement of the industry, and I trust that in the future real mining men will Interest themselves in the doings of the congress." Asked about political affairs, Mr. Ba corn said: ''"I refuse to talk politics. Two years "ago I thought I knew considerable about Mlontana politics, but after due delibera tion and careful investigation I have come to the conclusion that Vny)political knowl edge is somewhat limited. "I hope for republican success in Mon tana this year, but I repeat, I do not wish to be quoted as talking about political affairs." OUR FREE PARLIAMENT. Letters From the People on Topics of General Interest. About Mining Sharks. To the Editor of the Inter Mountain: I am a miner and prospector and there fore interested in everything pertaining to the industry of mining. It is the hope of the miners of this section that men who have money with which to develop our mines will become interested and to that end we are prepared to show our proper ties to anyone. Our hope is that the sharper and Eastern mining shark will keep away. We have had them here in the past; it is not improbable that these human baccilli are even now operating here, and we may have them in the fu ture, but I believe it to be the duty of every person, who has the interests of the mines of Montana at heart, to expose them. Their plan of operation is a simple one and their knowledge of mining terms is obtained from the back pages of Copp's guide. They are suave, dishonest and mer cenary, but seem to have a hypnotic power upon all newspapers and newspaper men. Mining men are frequently disgusted when reading that " 'so-and-so,' the well-known and prominent mining man is in the city," and then proceeds to boost some wild-cat proposition that is worse than worthless. The fact is that the so-called prominent mining man is probably just a common grafter and faker, and absolutely ignorant of mining affairs. There are too many of this class of "prominent mining men" and the press of Montana could do the mining interests no greater service than to expose them even if they do wear stand-up collars. PROSPECTOR. Sheridan, Sept. 6. AMUSEMENTS. What Daly Thought of Her. That lamented giant of stagecraft, Augustin Daly, was never tired of descant ing upon the talents and rare beauty of Elsa Ryan, a little lady who was the most imporant member of the Daly musical com edy company at the time of the great man ager's death. Miss Ryan is this season making her initial starring tour in a new drama of Western life, entitled, "Nevada." Broadway theater, Sunday and Monday, September 14 and zg. Warde and James Coming. Warde and James, with strong support ing company, will be at the Broadway, Friday and Saturday of next week. Tonight "Down Mobile" will close its engage ment at the Broadway. The company is strong and has given great satisfaction. "Miss Pendragon" Produced. [BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.] San Francisco, Sept. 9.-"Miss Pen dragon," a drama in four acts by Charlotte Thompson, has had its first presentation on any stage at the Alcazar theater, with Florence Roberts in the title role. It is a play of the intense school, dealing with the smartest, containing many clever lines, but deficient in action. Its strongest scene is the climax of the first act, when Dr. Rutherford, suddenly called to the bed side of a man of the world, finds his own wife ministering to the invalid. A divorce follows and after many misunderstandings are cleared away, a reconciliation is ef fected. The play is beautifully staged. Speculative. Maggie-He's going ter buy me an au termobile-dat's wot I Katie-An autermobile, eh? An' where's he goin' ter git der dough? Maggie-Well, he's goin' ter watch his chance an' git run over by one, an' den sue for damages I-PUck. H'Appetite. Lady (to gardener)-Have you had youf dinner, John? John-Not yet, mum. I must 'eat the green-'ouse fust."-Punch, AUGUST ALBERT UNDER ARREST IN MISSOULA Forger and AIliged Accomplice Caught Through Instrumentality of One Otto Ziegel. [srPCIAr TO INt3n MOUNTAIN.] Missoula, Sept. p.-Frederick Gmahling and August Albert, two men charged with forgery, were arrested last night by Of Le .Wilson. Albert is wanted in both Butte and Helena and the other man is said to be an accomplice. iThe capture came through Albert's try alg to pass a check for $35. lHe got Otto Zieget to cash it for him, and as a conse quen the latter is not the big part of it. As soon as Otto found that the paper was wortiesa he notified the authorities, which resulted in the arrest as mentioned. AA check signed Otto Ziegel was found On Albert, showing that he was ready to pass another. The capture of the two men is regarded as a lucky catch. SHORT SESSION HELD IN FORSYTH DISTRICT COURT Judge Loud Hears Minor Cases and Bets Dates for Trials-Jury Will Make Appearance Sept. 22. [sraCIAL TO INTER MOUNTAIN.] Forsyth, Sept. 9.-Judge C. H. Loud held a short session of court here yester day, having come over from Billings. A jury was called to appear September as, when a number of important cases will come up. In the case of the state against William Cummings, charged with petit larceny, the defendant was discharged. H. D. Mc. Hugh, charged with assault in the third de gree was fined $io, which he paid. The judge set the case of the state against W. H. Woods of Rosebud, who is charged with violating the gambling law, for Sep tember 23. William Sanders, charged with assault in the first degree, pleaded not guilty and his case was set for Septem ber 23. BOZEMAN CITIZENS. ARE LIKELY TO DA THINGS Young Gentlemen Who Eloped With Girls Leave Town to Eacape Wrath of the Crowd. [SrECIAL TO INTER MOUNTAIN.] Bozeman, Sept. 9.-After a preliminary hearing yesterday afternoon, Evans Conroy and Frido Schwan, the two boys accused of kidnapping "Jennie Coale and Lulu Baker were acquitted, the girls having testified that they asked the boys to go wtih them. At the close of the hearing Mr. Baken attempted to address the crowd present and to read resolutions adopted by some of the citizens to the effect that it would be the best plan for the boys to get out of the town. Justice McPherson prevented the reading. The boys were finally taken back to the jail and allowed to go out by the rear en trance in order to escape the wrath of the crowd. They have left the vicinity. RED LODGE DEMOCRIATS REAFFIRM PLATFORM W. J. Crisman Nominated for the Leg islature-Permanent Organization Ias Effected. [SPECIAL TO INTER MOUNTAIN.] Red Lodge, Sept. 9.-At the meeting of the democratic county convention held yesterday, the state and national platforms adopted in 9I00 were affirmed. L. B. Reno and M. B. Desenberry were appoint ed temporary chairman and secretary re spectively. The committee on peramnent organiza tion recommended J. E. Mushbach for per manent chairman and M. B. Dusenberry for secretary. The report was adopted. Reports of other committees were made in the afternoon. W. J. Crisman was nominated for the legislature and John Dunn for sheriff. BILLINGS FAIR OPENS WITH GREAT PROMISE Horse Races and Sham Battles by the Indians Features of Meeting Butte Beasts Are There. I[SecIAL TO INTER MOUNTAIN.] Billings, Sept. 9.-Today was the open ing of the Billings fair and from the indi cations it promises to be one of the most successful ever held here. The races will be one of the features of the fair and judg ing from the large number of entries they will be of more than ordinary interest. Five carloads of horses from Butte are on hand, as well as the horses that ran in the Big Timber events last week. The Indians are in camp on the flat near the grounds and there will be dances and sham battlcs. BETTER NOT GO GUNNING ON MR. PETTIT'S RANCH Kalispell Man Has Beaver to Burn on His Grounds but He Is Going to Protect Them. [SPECIAL. TO INTER MOUNTAIN.] Kalispell, Sept. 9.--C. E. Pettit is now constituted a game warden with authority to make arrests. Some days ago a num ber of beaver put in appearance on his ranch and started to build a dam across a stream there. Realizing the danger the animals were in from hunters and trap pers Mr. Pettit made application of Game WVarden Scott, who procured for him the commission askde for. He will see that the little beavers are protected. BALL PLAYER IS IN VERY BAD Frank Tobin in Billings Jail Upon a Charge of Serious Nature. [SPECIAL TO INTER MOUNTAIN.] Billings, Sept. 9.-Frank Tobin, the ball player arrested last Saturday, was brought before Justice Fraser yesterday afternoon. He was charged with having made Im proper proposals to a young girl named Mamie Connell, aged Ia years. He was unable to furnish bond and his hearing was set for Wednesday, Will Meet in Forsyth. Forsyth, Sept. 9.--On September 2a the republican county convention will meet at this place. The primaries will be held September 13. Two conventions will be held by the democrats, one for electing delegates and alternates to the state con vention to be held September so, and the other for nominating county officers, Sep tember 3o. TRUSS[S It is to the interest of everyone who is ruptured to come and see us before throwing any more money away on people who claim to cure ruptures with. out trusses. We cure ruptures with properly fitted trusses. 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