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VICTORY BY SURRENDER The plan of caimplaignll offered by the Democratic reorganizcrs as a basis for hope of stuccess next year is much more busincss-like than complimentary to, the intelligence and honesty of the l)emo Cratic voters of the last eight years. Plainly stated the proposition is that the Demnocratic party call will by surrelltderillg its platfo,rm and selecting a candidate who, will Ie acceptable to Republicans that are opposed to l'resident Roosevelt as well as to l)emocrats that have tbeen olp posed to Mr. Itryatn. It is a broad as sumuption that Republican opposition to the president is similar ill character and Ipur pose to D)emocratic oplposition to llryan, but that is simplicity itself coimpared with the pirestumitioii that the great body of the rank and file of thIe Iemocracy would fall into line in support of such a candidate as soon as nominated. In the first place, there is no Repub lican opposition to Roosevelt worthy conl sideration unle ss it is to be foiunid amtIong the I;irre financial antd speculative inter ests of the country mae lc istrustful Iy his treatmenlt of thie trust question, The chief criticism of the Roosevelt adminis tration by the regular Democrats is ltasuid tuponi an alleged belief that he is tot sin cere in his anti-trust utterances. Yet the )emtuocratic reorg:tiiers iprofess conti dence in their ability to present a canili date who will at once be satisfactory to Replublicans in favor of trusts and to Democrats whose principal objectionl to the Replublican candidate rests ont their fear that he is not strongly enough opposcdl to them. In other words, the Republicans are to be defeated in the presidential can paign by the ability of the Democratic leaders to fool so mallnly Demtorats as aire necessary to make tip a ii;majorily when combined with those IDemocrat;s who are willing to surrender their party principles and those Republicans who are opposedl to Roosevelt because of his lack of fidelity to trust inlterests. While the scheme for humbug carries unmistakable carmarks of the party which experimented with Greeley atnd Ilancock and Cleveland and BIlryan amst in con tinuous succession, and regtardless of the directly conflicting principles which the cantdildates represented, it contemplates such an openit conltempllt of Itpublic commllon sense as to warrant the confidence that nothing short of an epidemic of lockjaw can make it successful even in a i:ational Demlocratic convention. NOT TO BE FORGOTTEN The announcement that Mayor Mullins has subdued his wrath and is willing to meet the aldermen half way is interesting. But it is not important in any proper con sideration of the things necessary to be ac complished to give the city of Butte a lawful government. The action of coun cil in opposition to various features of the acting mayor's policy has been regular and in harmony with the reqtirements of statutes and parliamentary rules. It has called protest from no respectable source. Aldermen, respecting whose qualifications technical objections had been raised, hlave taken the necessary steps to remove the alleged cause of objection. A two-thirds majority of the council, legally qualified, are agreed in opposition to Mullin's czar like pretensions. It is plain enough why 'sullins should he willing to meet the aldermen half way, but there is no ap parent reason why the aldermen should consent to meet Mullins in any official way until he has demonstrated his right to hold the office of chief executive of the city. It cannot be forgotten that according to Mr. Mullins' sworn testimony and the laws of Montana he is legally disqualified to perform any of the duties of the office of mayor In this city, In October of last year he swore that he was a resident of the state of Idaho. If he was a resident of that state at that time, the laws of Mon tana clearly make him ineligible to hold the office of mayor of Butte at the present time. If he was not a resident of Idaho when he made his final proof for title to desert lands in that state, the United States law-plainly printed on the document affirmed and signed by him under oath declares him to be guilty of the crime of perjury. There is no chance for evasion, no room for dodging, no escape from the conclusion, in contemplation of the undis puted facts. These facts have been matter of public knowledge In Butte for weeks. They may be ignored by ,Mr. Mullins indefinitely, but they cannot be by the council if the public Interests are decently regarded. Public or individual rights depending upon official action in this city may be jeopardized or lost if a disqualified person is permitted to hold the office of mayor and pretend to perform the duties of that office. The dif ferences between the mayor and aldermen are of trivial Importance to the tax-payers and citizens of Butte in comparison with the conflict between the mayor and the specific laws which apply to his official conduct, HURRY FOR THE CANAL Some of the Eastern editors could not be in a greater hurry to get a canal across the Panama Isthmus if the circulation of their papers depended upon it. Consider ing the evidence that Colombia will make no haste in the ratification of a treaty, and asserting the unquestionable fact that the United States is not required to await the pleasure of that fourth rate government, the Washington Star declares that "too much time has alrcady been lost," and fromn its position of advantage for observ ing doings by the home government offers the following information and suggestions with respect to future action: "Therefore it is gratifying to learn that certain indications, noted in the news col umns today, poit to the consideration by the administration of the reopening of nc gotiations with Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Such negotiations, when heunl, should be definitive, based upon the ablsolute aban donment of the Ilay-l erran treaty under the president's prerogative as defined in the canal act ot last year. There shuuli be no tentative resumption of the dealings for the Niagara route for the purpose of hastening Colomblia to a ldecision accept able to this government. It is to be sup posed that the United States, before adopt iiig the new policy, will give Colomnlia for tual notice that the period of negotiation will (end at a certain date, or that it has actlually closed already. This governllment cannot afford to place itself under suspi cion of threatening Colonmbia with a clos ire of the deal for the Nicaragua route in order to hasten action at Blogota. The statute justifies the president in any course he may take predicated upon the definite cdling of all ldealings with Colomblia. That govcrnmelmt has indicated in the clearest possible manner its unwillingnessI to sell any degree of sovereignty over the strip. T'hercinl it has placed itself in the 'Ulnlr:ea.onahle' category contemplated by the a;t of congress. It imay l)e that the conference which it seems is soon to take place e ore between tlhe secretary of state and certain nmembers of congress will deal with the question of the manner in which the Ilay 1lerran treaty will be withdrawn, assttinimg that ('olomlria will not return a positive answer to its propositions. There should he nio llulneiuvers such as to sutg gest that Uiinle Sami is now in the role of tile crafty auctioneer, crying 'going, going, going,' without actually meaning to close the sale." Of course not. And yet, in view of the time which has elapsed and tilhe develhp anent of the United States without this par ticular canal, and recognizing the oppor tunlities for stupendous and expensive blundering in an enterprise of so much magnitude, may it not be as well to hold off, even at the risk of anl auctionecring reputation, to secure the best possible bar gain before abruptly closing the negotia tions? It will be just like some of the gen crous Immibers of the press association in Yellowstone park to make themselves sick drinking to the health of their absent brothers. Julge Ilarney appears to be taking a much-needed rest. There was nothing about the action of the Colombian senate which can be con strued as an indication that thie statesmen of that country do not regard the Panama canal project as a good thing. Mr. Webster of Nebraska is making a gallant run for the vice-presidential nomi nation, but it is a trifle early to decide whether or not he is going in the right direction. The lavish hospitality of Butte is in evi dence when the Salt Lake team is given a game on the home grounds. With cotton at thirty cents a pound earache will soon become a luxury. Tomt Johnson will be sure to regard the news of Mark Ilanna's illness as a per sonal compliment. Standing on the geyser's brink and hearkening to the rumbling, thui politicali Sherlock Holmes of the Helena Independ ent will be able to strengthen his' con viction that hell is preparing a particularly significant pop for the especial ecfi ion of the lion. Thomas II. Carter. The Ogden congress management has' the banquet irrigation problem solved. Between the suicide of the condemned man and the censure from the coroner's jury, we shall be surprised if the death watch in the Livingston jail does not lose his job. BIy tracing the typhoid germ to the oyster, the doctors have succeeded in bringing the ocean's water supply under suspicion of contamination. Heinze's Reveille describes Helnze as a gazelle. Note the limpid I's. It is necessary to remind the esteemed Denver Post that Mary MacLane is of Boston, and that her "naked soul" no longer nests in Butte. However, if the impossible should hap pen, it would find Judge Gray prepared to give it the most cordial welcome due from a dear friend. The secret service men looking for train robbers and dynamiters in Montana np. parently are strong believers in the seli cacy of advertising as a means to success in business. More than one thousand different bev. erages have been prepared to satisfy ca pricious mankind, but no perfect substi tute for water or whisky has yet been found. The gentlemen who have cotton in a corner are the gentlemen the sultan would like to see. Admiral Cotton is not yet included in the thirty-cent quotations. Iowa populists have held a state con vention with eight delegates and adopted a platform which all of them can stand on without crowding. fly nominating Arthur P. Gorman, Jr., for the presidency the democracy could se cure all the strength of the name and escape all the weakness of the record. A fair trial law would make the work of sonic courts much easier. LABOR UNIONS AND NEGROES Efforts to Organize in the South tie scribed as Foolish and Perilous. [I larper's Weekly.] The attempt to carry out the recent de cision of the American Federation of La bor to organize the unskilled negro la borers of the South into labor unious is encountering a great deal of resistance on the part of the white race in Mississippi and Louisiana. Organizer Leonard has been driven out of Vicksburg and it is reported that the Federation will appeal to President Roose velt to interpose and assure to him pro tection in that town. The New O)rleans States, which has been a strong sympathizer wtih union labor, declares that the organization of negroes into labor unions ought not to be toler ated by the whites. It predicts that persistency on the part of the white unions in encouraging such organizations will bring about the ruin of labor unionism in the Southern states. tt expresses the conviction that the most ino sidious and dangerous movement made to ward amalgamation of the white and black races in this country is the disposition, of the Federation of Labor to organize negro unions. There is, in the judgment of the New Orleans States, but a step between Indus trial fraternity and social equality, and a very short step at that. It denounces the experiment under taken by the Federation as not only a fool ish, but a perilous one. NO DANGER OF RACE SUICIDE Interesting Facts and Comparisons of Uncle Sam's Census Figures. [St. Louis Post Dispatch.] Between the two census years, .89o and s90o, the rate of increase of popula tion in the United States, excluding re cent acquisitions and Alaska, was so.7 per cent. Only one country in the world, Argentina, shows a more rapid growth. The rate of increase in this country is double that of the average of Europe, nearly double that of Canada, exceeds that of Mexico by one-sixth and that of Australia by one-tenth. For the first time in the history of the' country the southern states increased in population, 1890 to rpoo, faster than the' North. East of the river the increase in the South is a little slower than in the North. As between the East and West the census bhureau bulletin from which these facts are extracted indicates a halting in the streams of immigration to the region west of the Mississippi. Foreigners dis tribute themselves more evenly over the country than in former decades. The most noteworthy deduction, how ever, is the rapid approach to equality in the rates of increase in the different sections. No locality apparently offers overwhelming advantages over all others, to large bodies of people. ConditT in other words, are settling down in mnanent form. A Journalist. [Memphis (Tenn.) Scimitar.] The editor's only son was seemingly struggling with a perplexing question. Fle moved uneasily on his hobby-horse and finally twisted all the mane off his steed. Then he crawled up on his father's knee and, looking inquiringly in his face, said: "Pa, what is a journalist?" "My son," said the editor, as he mcdi tativcly stroked the golden head of his otfspring, "my son, a journalist is a n.an who wears a plug hat and no shoes and borrows money from lnewspgper imelt." Signs of a Literary Woman. [Houston Post.] "Bridget," queried .sirs. Scribble, "do you know that I am called a literary woman?" "Yissum, Oi t'ink Oi do," responded the menial, with a despairing look at the room. No Great Lose. [Chicago News.] "This drama," said the young author, "is taken from the French." "Well," replied the manager to whom it had been submitted, "I don't believe the French will ever miss it." Not a Steady Drinker. [Philadelphia Record.] De Tanque-Guzzler is a pretty steady drinker, isn't he? O'Soaque-Yes, up to a certain point, and then he becomes unsteady. ,No Deception. [Philadelphia Ledger.] She-Why should the average w lead people to believe she's younger she really is? 'He-She doesn't. She merely tries.'t Speak to Him. [Atlanta Constitution.] Never dance when the devil plays the fiddle. Just tell him you belong to the church. ADVICE When yoh fortunes ain't improvin', Never shirk de load; Smile an' keep yob feet a-movin', Singing' 'long de road. Keep a travelin' an' a-hopin', Some new way is boun' to opent Go ahead, although you's gropin', Singin' 'long de road. Raise yoh chin an' keep a-marchlao', Comfort is bestowed Most on folks who, while dey's sarehin's Sings along de road. Trouble Ian' gwine to mind you, If ol' Satan keeps behind you, Raise yoh voice so luck kin find you Singia' 'long de road. -Washington Star. THROUGH WOMAN'S EYES The Ardor of Youth, ['Boston Transcript.] Bessie-Harry seems to think a great deal of you, Lizase, Liszle-Why he loves me so that he hates everybody else. Becoming Disoouraged. [Brooklyn Life.] He-Your father did not object to our marriage as much as I had expected. She-Oh, poor papa has given up the idea of being too particular. Good Neighbors. [Chicago Post.] "Dou you think those new people will make good neighbors?" "Oh, delightful. Why, I can see al ready that they're going to do enough scandalous things to keep us in gossip all winter." Spotting the Literary Man. [New Orleans Times-Democrat.] Ellinor-So you're engaged to be mar ried I Congratulations, dearest l although I don't quite approve of literary men. Ethel-I didn't know I'd told you Jack was a writer. Elinor -You never told me. But If tic wasn't wouldn't you have shown me a ring? Not Lamblike. [Washington Star.] "I understand that your husband was one of the lambs in Wall street," said the woman who likes to talk things over. "Whoever said that doesn't know any thing about Charley's disposition," said young Mrs. Tonkins. "lHe was more like a raging lion than a lamb." After a Bargain. [Chicago Post.] The new woman had applied for a marriage license. "flow much?" she asked in a business like way. "Two dollars," replied the clerk. "Make it $1.98," she said, "and I'll take two of them." Determined. [Catholic Standard and Times.] "My brother is very much hurt that you should refuse to correspond with 'hint," said Mr. Chellusman's sister. "By failing to answer his many letters you wrong himn. although, perhaps, you do not mean to." "No," replied Miss Jilt. "I do not mean to wrong him; neither do I mean to write him." Sympathy. [Washington Star.] "Why does the public seem to dislike Shakespeare?" said the man with the solmnllll countenance. "'They don't dislike Shakespeare," answered Miss Cayenne. "The manner in which they sometimes stay away from the theater indicates that they are quite fond of Shakespeare and are prepared to take sides with him against people who are ready to do him injustice." Sympathy. [Philadelphia Public Ledger.] "You know Miss Golden?" "Yes; the rich girl-" "The same. Sihe's engaged to Jack Cadley." "Yes? The poor girl." A Red-Letter Day. [New York Weekly.] Daughter-Papa went off in great good humor this morning. Mother-My goodncss! That reminds me. I forgot to ask him for any money. SHE SAYS HE HAS RUN AWAY WITH HER MONEY Lillian Creech Prefers Charges Against Dennis Page-Says He Took $285 From Her. Lillian Creech, the divorced wife of both Phil L. Miller, an accountant and bartender, and Joe Creech, a barkeeper, and now an inmate of a house on Galena street, last night caused the arrest of Dennis Page, another barkeeper, whom she charged with grand larceny in having stolen $285 from her. The arrest of Page had been brewing for two or three days, the Creech woman having complained to the officials of the county attorney's office and secured a com plaint from them three days ago. The matter was kept quiet, however, as Page had left the city, taking the money of the woman along with him, according to her story, and it was the desire of the au thorities to arrest him before he got wind of the charge. Page had gone to Helena and was ar rested there yesterday. The complainant says that the money had been saved by her during a period Hof three or four months, and that she en trusted it to Page to bank for her. She had casually remarked that she intended to take it to the bank, when Page offered to take it for her, as he was going to town. She says she gave -the coin to Page to deposit it for her after his offer, and that instead of committing the money to the custody of the bank for her, he had dis appeared from the city and taken it with him. The charge is filed in Justice Doran's court, and Page will be given a preliminary examination there on the charge of grand larceny. It is said he and the woman have lived together in the past. ORDER TO PRORATE THE WILL OF W. W. ADAMS Property to the Value of $3,933 Left by Deceased - Well Known Athlete Among Heirs. An order admitting to probate the will of the late W. W. Adams was issued by Judge Clancy in his court this mnorning, The order was made upon the application and proof of Mrs. Ellen A. Adams, the widow of the testator. The property left by the deceased, ac cording to the evidence given by Mrs. Adams, amounts to personal and realty of the value of $3,933 and interests in min ing claims whose' value was not given, being unknown. The property donsists of $:,6oo in bank, notes of the value of $333, city lots valued at $2,ooo and a one-third interest in the Silver Bow mining claim and a one-fourth interest in the. Adverse mining claim. The attorney for petitioner stated that the wlll disposed of two legacies and gave the balance of the property to the widow, who was named in the instrument as the executrix without bonds. Billy Adams, the wrestler and athlete, is a son of the testatore PERSONAL NOTES James E. Ekes, the manager of the yfew bro Drug company has gone to the Big Hole country to look after his ranch and for a brief outing. Mrs. M. A. Hutton of Idaho, one of the owners of the famous Hercules mine, passed through Butte yesterday on her way to Deadwood to attend the mining congress. Fred J. Rowlands, Nelson Bodahl and Charley Davidson left over the Short Line last night for Monida, where they will spend two days hunting. Mr. 'Bodahl took along two of his best bird dogs and the party expected some rare sport. R. G. Metlen of Dilloon is in the city. John G. Morony, cashier of the First National bank of Great Falls, arrived in the city last evening. Sheriff John Buckley of Chouteau county arrived from Benton last night. Mr. and Mrs. Rod Leggat and their son have returned from Idaho and the coast. Thomas Lavelle has returned from Spo kane, where he placed his two sons in Gonzaga college. C. L. Mitchell and wife of Barry, Ill., are visiting in the city and may locate here. Dr. T. J. Murray and Dr. Louis Bern heim returned yesterday afternoon from Spokane, where they attended the meet ing of Washington State Medical associa tion. Dan McDonald, the president of the A. I.. U., has gone to Spokane to arbitrate the labor trouble with the lumbermen. He will return to Montana tomorrow and pro ceed to Bozeman, where he will deliver the Labor day address Monday. Mr. and Mrs. J. B. McKinney of Dillon are visiting in the city. Mrs. Robert Withers of Walkerville has as her guest her sister, Miss Annie IHar rington, of Calumet, Mich., who is also a brother of Patrick Harrington, driver of the police patrol. Dr. W. W. Wishon and wife left yester day for Omaha. Dr. J. F. Spelman of Anaconda was in town today. E. W. Beattie, Jr., of Springfield, Mass., is in the city. lie is a son of Surveyor General Beattie of Montana and a prac ticing attorney of the Massachusetts town. William G. Downing, a well-known at torney of Great Falls, is here today. Dr. V. C. Vaughan, V. C. Vaughan, Jr., If. H. Vaughan and G. W. Taylor comprise a party of students from Ann Arbor, Mich., who arrived at the Thornton last night and will look over some of the mines and smelters of Butte. HE WEARS THE BLUE, BUT CANNOT GET ANY FOOD Soldier En Route to Fort Missoula Is Obliged to Ask the City Authori ties for Their Assistance. A veteran of the Philippine war en route from Kansas City to Fort Missoula, to begin another three year's service, called at the police headquarters today for financial assistance. He said he had transportation on the railroads and or ders for meals on the trains, but as he was colored they would not serve him on the dining cars. He had no money and had not eaten since yesterday. "Well, take that," said Judge Boyle, handing him a silver dollar. "I will never allow a man wearing the uniform of a United States soldier to go hungry, al though it seems as though the railroads ought to feed you." The dispenser of justice in the police court said that he feared the soldier was not a very good rustler if he could not keep himself in grub with jo order from the government. Jesse Washington was the historical name of the soldier. He nad papers to show that he served in the 25th infantry in the Philippines and was honorably dis charged last month. He recently re enlisted in the .4th at Kansas City and was ordered to Fort Missoula. He arrived yesterday over the Short Line. He claimed he had a little money when he started and managed to buy an occasional bite at eating stations along the Uniop Pacific and the Short Line, but could get nothing in the dining car on the government order. He expected to go to Missoula this afternoon. RETAIL GROCERS ARE RETICENT ON MEETING Keep Mum as to Proceedings of Last Night-Is None of the Publio's Business. The proverbial oyster could not be dumber than the members of the Retail Grocers' association when asked today what they did at the meeting held last night in the old Masonic temple. None of them would give the reporters anything for publication. "Why should we tell you any more than we should tell you about our business," said a well-known grocer, who admitted that it was a well attended meeting. "We are working for our own interests and you could hardly expect us to tell our private matters." He admitted that there might have been something done in regard to new system adopted by the fruit, vegetable and meat dealers in refusing to deliver to the re tailers, but he did not say what was done. Another meeting will be held next Friday evening. HOM MOY ALLOWED TO GO Hom Moy, a crippled Chinaman, who was arrested yesterday on the charge of being an itinerant peddler without a license was released by Judge Boyle today. It appears that he has a permit from former M.ayor McCarthy and from former County Treasurer Holland entitling him to peddle without a city or a county license. 'Mayor *Mullins will also probably give him a permit. Hom Moy has been selling Chinese knicknacks about the street for years. He is claimed to owe about $6.70 in the way of a license. Asthma San Be Oured The statement of Mr. J. F. Homan, o2 E, Adams St., Chicago, proves that the worst cases of Asthma In the world are not only relieved, but are readily cured by Dr. Schlffmann's Asthma Cure. He says: "Asthma kept me in terrible mis. ery for ten years until 1 used your Asthma Cure. After the first trial I wa a changed man, I. went to sleep that night and awoke next day much relieved and I have gotteneatirely over theAsthb me, It s now aline years aslce I was dared," Sold by all druggists at Soc and Sa.ooa Send ac stamp to Dr, R.Scliffmann, Box 894 St. Paul, Minn., for a free trial Oackage. Kodaks To Rent Kodaks To Sell S1.00 To $75 Kodak Films and Supplies. Mall Orders Pilled. PAXSON & ROCKEFELLER Red Cross Drus Storea 24 West Park Streot, - Butt 'Phons 4. Butte Concert Hall High Class Vaudeville Art ists. Finest wines, liquors and cigars. Change of bill each week. G. V. H. SHAVER, Mgr. 57 E. Park Street Piano or "Tinpano" Which? If it is a piano, we want to furnish it, giving you choice of the best the world produces, with the privilege of exchanging any instrument you buy of us for any other Instrument we have to sell, provided you are dissatisfied with your selection. That's not all, we will not even ask to know why you are dissatisfied-that's your affair. To give you satisfaction is our affair. We never consider a piano deal closed until the customer is fully satisfied. If you are to be influenced altogether by littleness of price, then buy a "Tin pano" and be satisfied with harmony such as the little boy extracts from a tin pan at the charivari.. We do not sell them, but they are to be had. MONTANA MUSIC CO. 119 N. Main Street Expert Embalming CARErUL, PAINSTAKIND Funeral Directors THE MONTANA UNDERTAKINO CO. Tnoc, Levelle, Prop. Thos. Sullivan, Mgr 125 E. Park, Phone 8. MAYER ELECTRIC CO. No. 7 N. Montana St. No. 65 W. Park St. Contractors for Masonic Temple, contractors for County Hospital, etc. We contract for everything in the Electric Line. Bring Your Motors to Us We Will Make Them Satisfactory. OMffice 'phone gosA; residence 'phone 8s36A. Butte, - * Montana. Richards THE BUTTE UNDERTAKER Practical Undertaker and Embalmer. r40o W. Park St., Butte. Phone o307 ,. D. M'1BoEOB, VETERINARY SURGEON. Honorary gradute of the Ontario Veters Mary College of Toronto, Canada. Treats all diseases of domesticated animals ase cording to scientiAs principles. Office e Morrow & Sloan's stables, Zo4 South Mai. straet, Telephone a3. All cases promptly lteoded to.