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NO EXCUSE FOR DELAY t Governor Toole's mlessage to the legis lature convened in speciav l session afflTrdsaI nto pretext or excuse for confusion of at questi(ons or for protracted delay in legis- : lative action. llxcepting the correction of plain clerical errors of oversight during M the regular session, th executive limits it the scopie of the work letulre the special ra session to the subjects suggestedI by the sI extraordinary emergency whtidh promplted l the call. There is no pOssibility of reason abei olbjection to action recoulindlllledl to perfect the work of the regular session. Neither argumtent nor time for ciosiidra- t Lion is ntecessary in either case. T'he govUernor's rea..sonl for declinling to rIeconuaaaenad cionisidtration of other Ielas- t ures suggested, and wlhich personally lie would favor, are plainly statedi and coat vincing. In his judgment they "ought not It to be injected into the ldelilberatiaons of a special session called fur a slipecial pur- al pose.' I'tnquestiontalily he inlterpretl the ft constitutional provision in harmony)l with to its tpurlpotse in this matter. 1 ccchnically at taketn, the langtt:uage gives hint authority to recoualaleald whatever he pleases for c,)l sideration at a special session. Acting lupon that alssamlpti)on lie Iight keep the assembly in conitinutous s,,,ion, consiuler in t all manner of que-ti .ns, in exercise of powier delegated with the apparent purpose fr ,aonly of providing for great emergency. at ith Ilo otther task before theat tie re lgislators will ble ablei to give all their t ittle aind the best ability of the twoi houses a to the important work of ,perfcting laws tlt to insure fair trials and thorough judicial re cornsideration of all lquestiolns aItecting e, the rights of citizens. ' lhe executive ttes- . , nage siKggests someii of tihe dlielllties in ct the wayo, but at rithe sam:e timle e;'ct.utally it disposes of the cl:aimlns of objectors to all at reet'ly, these bciung in effect that the obt- : stacle, to honest and imptartial admint- at istration of justice itt Mlontana are in- u. t'lpinra,le becau-e of executive and judi cial objection, to certain forms of statute th plrovision. th Flvery memter with rescctablle argu ment is entitled to respectful hearing. at Every suggeestion offered to perfect the of statutes for the Wood work designed for tl tlemitn b y the constitutiont is worthy all the at tiumne needed fr exact utdlerstanldintg. I There is io call ifor Ihasty action, atnd with tl every opportunity for log-rolling or jug- tI gling of qruestiois blocked bly the gov ernor's limitatioln ot recolmmtendation, there can be Ino justifiable occasion for a c prolonged and extravagant session. s INDEED, WHY NOT? t The' Cincinatli E]nquirer, leading demo- t cratic paper of the Middle VWest, printed the following from its Washilgtonl corre spontdent relating to the foolish attempts to tntake political capital front the visit of relresentatives of Butte workingmen to Washingtol : "Senator Clark of Montana today delced that there was friction between capital and labor in his state over Roosevelt's at titude in the present matter. lle said, 'W'hy, I anit the biggest capitalist in Mon tana, and I have asked these men to lunch today, why not the president tomorrow?'" Certainly. W'hy not? It wouldl bother the most adroit politician, the most nar row-minded piartisan, to give Senator Clark a reasonable and honest objection to offi cial hospitality to worthy guests, fairly representative of by far the larger pro portion of good citizens in this glorious republic. PROMOTION FOR VETERANS According to advices front Washington the war department has decided upon a policy which will prove popular with the friends of those gallant old field officers, veterans of the Civil war, who have not yet reached getuera's rank. It is the in tention of the department to promote to the grade of brigadier general, with a view to their inmmediate retirement, a large number of such officers. These re tirements will occur after January 9, next, when Lieutevalt t Gen;ceral S. I. M. Young, chief of staff, will retire, because of age, and Major General S. II. M. Chaffec will becole licutenatlt general and chief of staff. It is expected that not less than a5 or 2o colonels and lieutenantt colonels, now on the active list, who Ihad creditable records in tlhe Civil war, will be thus btantred this winter. It is d wise and a generous policy. \With allt due honor and resliect to these veterans, •the best interests of the service do not warrant their proutotion to brigadlier gen . ral's rank on tile active list. They ]lave Igivn.u the best years of their lives to the Bervice of thle nation, they have .gauwe, old in fighting the battles of tile repub lic. Stagnation in army promlotion in the years that preceded 1898 robbed them of promotion to the rank they deserved at a TLse hen they were best litted to occupy 4h. a. T'I'hey, best of all, realize Lhat the Auredens and the responsibilities of high command would be onerous upon them. The new policy of retiring them with the rank they deserve solves the problem of doing them justice and at the same time preserving the best interests of the service. It is such a policy as would be adop1ted by a genlcrous business tnan for his ent pIloyes-the comlmon sense plan. It gives ho.pe irtll l chanllce of promotion to younger and brilliant soldiers to occupy high cont mand at tile period of life when they are heI.t fitted for such lpreferllent. It gives rank anld IhoIlnIr tor tile mlel1 who dle.erve lltuch at the hands of til-he n1ation. And it makes for a business like and modern administration of the Imilitary bratLnchI of tile govermllelll'nt. PRACTICAL BENEFACTION The Anaconda department of The Inter Mountain today contains news of tile ar rival in that city of a representative of NMrs. 'lhoebe fiharst whose visit is with the Ipurpose of formally tendering to the city a gift of the Hearst Free Library. Anllacondllla people Ihave had ab;ultllllt op Iortlunity to test the value of this good woullllll' testilmorli;l of generous esteeml and rtllemembtrance. iTheir appreciation long ago was II:manifest ill general use of tile Iprac:tical Icnefac;ition. Nutwithstamlingli that Mrs. I ltarst has hadil; no property interests in Anaconda for several years, she has retained genlerouls persolal illtrest ill the splendid public library constructed and et'uipped through her liberality and has provided for all tile expeltse of conduct, care and maintaining. It is now propllosed formally to transfer to tile city in Ierpetuity all rights and ownership of thi halldSsome and valuable plroperty. The :action melans security for the public interest against future contin gencies or accidellts, and Inot a lessening of trie donr's concern for tile public benetit to Ie derived through tile opular l~e ojf the advantages whicil it offers to all classes of people. The most gracious frorm of acceptance which Anaconda in tellect can devise and which the official authority of the conmmunity can dignify is l1,t too good flr stch all occasiolln. MODEL PLAN AND RESULTS Once, more the Initer Mountain receives t froini the manll;getmenlt of the \orld's Fair s an indorsement of its plan for taking 30o t represenitative MMontanta girl, as its guests to the great exposition,. in response to I a tnumbler of rc utlc.t fr omn newspapers , throlughout the country fur suggestions 0 repeccting the holding of popular voting o c.ntltists for free trips to the fair, the general press Imreau has prepared a cir ctlar for distrihutLiot to newspapers giv- r ing thie infornation ldesired. lit this cir- c eular the Inter MMoutaitn plan is taken V a, the model. It is detailed in full, copies t are given of the blanks and advertising usel by this newsspaper in the contest i a:.l many words of praise are given to the lntter Moulltain's enterprise. Among tlh.imt are these: ".Advcrtiscrs are quick to appreciate the superiority of this unique Ilan over tile oldl one. They calnnot help but observe that the Inter Mountain, by tois Iegiti lulate attd praiseworthy meanI's, is adding largely to its Ipermanent circulation amtong the 1hrst class of citizens-thle people whom:t the advertisers lmost desire t reach." A grand jury tvestigationtt of the Demo cratic city administration in Milwaukee seems to have destroyed the enthusiastic desire of leading Democrats of that city to have the national convention of their party held in tile W\iscontsin metropolis next year. tComlpany in house-cleatting time is not so nlice. The irrepressible conflict betweens Socialism and conltllon sense usually lasts about two years in an Aitmericant cott munlty, after which Socialism moves on to find fresh fields and more green people. Mayor Mullins should not permit his antipathy to the newspapers to promllpt hint to compel them to issue extra editions to advise the public of radical changes int his official mind. Legislative work should be done decently and in order even if it takes more time. Surely no taxpayer will complain that time is lost if some member moves a call of tlhe house occasionally to make certain that tile lion. John Mac(;inniss is all present. It is one thing to vote prohibition and another to enforce it as a policy of law. When they kill a man in Chicago for five cents, as happened yesterday, the army of murderers in that town would ap pear to be justified in striking for higher pay. Be generous. Give your coal dealer a resonant laugh occasionally in recognition of his inability to smile these days. There might be more enthusiasm over the proposition to give the state superin tendent of ptilic instruction additional ap Li propriation for clerk hire if there was soime reasonable assurance that the money n is not wanted to employ men to write speeches for Hlcinze banquets. is From weekly letters sent out by the com mission houses it is learned that Wall h street continues to be hopeful and hard-up. t They mnay talk about a new political I- party,, but the L'nited Court and Copper 'e clique has not even cotccived a new part ic for thtemselve&. It is the same old cam a paigil of bluster, false pretense, lavish promise and dishonest purpose-tn enter prise familiarized by repetition, beginning with a spectacular dispensation of cham pngne and invariably ending with a sick headache for participants. Major Rathisone is neither improving nor obscuring his own imperfections by his efforts to smirch General Wood's char acter. Neither Bryan nor Cleveland took the trouble to make his retirement from the field of presidential possibilities an oacs sion for assisting the Gorman boonr 0 proinenc i ie. There may be some relation between the high price of butter and the fact that oleo makers are spending time in the suplreme court of the United States trying to ascer tain whether a harmless ingredient which gives a wholesome color to their product is a fraud on the consumer. SLANDER AS A WEAPON Fatal Effects of Unjust Attacks Upon Sensitive People. [Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser.] In I.dgar A. Poe's poem, "Lenore," the following lines occur: ilow shall the ritual then be read? the requiem how be sung, ily you, by your.s, the evil eye-by yours, the slanderous tongue. That did to death the innocence, that died, and died so young? Recently the New York World had an account of the suicide of a modest and highly sensitive young woman, who was "done to death" by the tongue of slander and detraction. lier parents had been wcalthy, and her father left her a com potence, but a brother got possession of it and lost it and she had to work to live. She secured a positionl as a stenographer, and would have earned a living honor ably, but some of her fellow employes male conltllmptuous remarks about her clothing. which was the best shIe could afford. Under their cruel and unjust criti cisms she became morbidly despondent, took poison and died. "The slanderous tongue" murdered her. Only a few weeks ago the world was shlcked at the suicide of General Sir Hec tor Mcl)onald, one of the mnost brilliant soldiers of the E'nglish army, who had won renown and promotion to high posi tion for his services in many campaigns. Certaisn disparaging statements made about him so wrought on his sensitive spirit that he thought himself disgraced and took his own life. Subssequent dis closures proved beyond doubt that he was en.tirely guiltless of any wrong and that the statements made about him were base slanders. "The slanderous tongue" was again a murderer. These two instances might be multiplied many times, but we have referred to them because they are so recent. They are examples of what thoughtlessness or malice cant acconmplish when a highly sen sitive nature is the victim. Thereare those who can endure danger, hardship and all mnanner of privation without giv ing way, but who will sink and die under harsh or unjust criticism. There are some who care nothing for the opinions of others, and on whom no criticism, false or true. has any effect, but all are not that way. A sensitive woman or a highly strung m:an may prefer death to unfavor able comment, andl may choose suicidf rathe.r thani live under unjust or slanderous charges. Shakespeare alludes to one who was ; "done to death by slanderous tongues." an expression more poetically ex pressed in Poe's "Lecuore," but the great draimatist in anotlher place speaks of slan dier \\'hl,.e dge is sharper than the sword, whose tnguc ()utvtenons all the worms of Nile, whose breath Hide. "n the iosting winds, and doth belie All corners of the world. Failure of the Liberia Colony. [Savannah (Ga.) News.] What caused the fa:ilure of those Geor gia iegro colonists who went to L.iberia? An answer to the question may be found in an interview with one of them by a New York reporter. "\Vhat did you do when you got to liberia?" was asked one of the ex-colonists. "Didn't do nothin', boss; wahn't nothin' for us to do." "Well, how did you kill time ?" 'Just settin' 'round." That probably explains it. The emigrants imagined that it would he unnecessary for them to work in the new country; that they would he provided with homes and food and have nothing to do but eat and sleep. When they discovered this was not so, and when nobody offered them jobs at good wages, they spent the time "settin' 'round" until they got an opportunity to return to America. Expert Testimony. "''To settle a bet," said the visitor, "how long can a mitan go without food?" "Ask the mlan over there," said the snake editor. "s lie the editor who answers ques tions?" "No; he's a poet."-Philadelphia Press. Force of Habit. She-I hear the attempt to run a base ball team in the coal region was not a success. What was the trouble? He-All the Inen went out ott strikes. Cornell Widow. A Girl's Privilege. [New York Press.] When two men want to marry the sate girl she can have lots of fun fooling each abshout the other, while she is getting ready to marry somebody else. THE NORSK NIGHTINGALE Speak yentle-it han better far To rule by love, dan fear; o' El yu speak rough, yu stand nice clo ' To get gude smash on ear. Speak yentle to the coal man-he tBan easy to get mad; Ef yu ant getting any coal, By Yinger, dat ban 'badl Speak yentle to poleesman, tu Ay know he ban mean pup, olut vat's the use to taling hIim Ven yu skol get locked up? I' Speak yentle to the alderman Ven he ban feeling blue, And maybe, ven ihe turn gude tricky, lIe skol whack up with yu! Speak yentle to yure lady frends ' And give gudle lots of bunk 'El yu skol lak to getting chance To put yure clothes in trunk I Speak yentle to Vim .Yefrics, to, Ay tank dis ban gude hunch Denl yu ant need to put yure face O(n Master Yeffries' puncht Sr peak yentle everyvere yu go And people skol forget That yu lan vatching for gude chance Tu vinning ,vevry bet, --W. T, Kirk in Mtlwaukee Sentlnoe PERSONAL NOTES J. Campbell Cory, the Hlelena gold ex pert, who went to Salt Lake with the Butte club, camne in from the south last night and returned to Helena. lion. B. F. White, speaker of the lower house of the Montana legislature, arrived from his home in Dillon last evening and left later in the evening for Helena to be present at today's session. During his short stay in Butte, Governor White was greeted by many of his old friends. iHe was noncommittal as to his opinion re specting the length of the session. State Senator Murray of Beaverhead county, vice-president of the state senate, was in Butte last evening on his way to Helena. Senator Murray had no hesitancy in declaring his wish that the session would be a short one as he said he had private matters to attend to. Mrs. F. C. Bickenrhach and son Robert, returned last night fronm a visit in Los Angeles. Winthrop Raymond, the Sheridan banker, arrived in town last night and registered at the Finlen. Mrs. John Berkin has returned from a trip to 'Meagher county. S. F. Shannon, the Helena powderman, is looking after Butte trade. Miss Ida Sternfels, asisstant librarian, has returned from her vacation spent with relatives and friends in San Francisco. Archibald Gray went to Helena today on railroad business. Representative E. W. King of Fergus county was in Butte last night on his way to Helena. W. M. Wheeler of St. Louis, a former Montanan who is selling goods in this territory, is renewing Butte acquaintances. Judge and Mrs. W. W. Dixon are visit ing in Helena for a few days. E. D. McConnell of Helena is at the Finlen. J. H. Thompson of Deer Lodge is auto graphed at the Finlen. Mrs. John H. Curtis, accompanied by Miss lone Curtis, will leave tonight for Missouri to spend several months with relatives. Mr. Lynn Boyce also goes to Kansas City and other Missouri points tonight. L. C. Alexander of Cheyenne, Wyo., is a guest in town on his way to Seattle to spend the winter Sheriff Quinn, who returned from Den ver last night having in custody a prisoner he went there to bring back with him, re ports that he had a pleasant trip and a pleasant time at the Colorado capital. Mrs. J. H. Farris left this afternoon over the Northern Pacific for Winston, South Carolina. Ralph Baggaley, general manager of the Pittsburg & Montana company, expects to leave tonight for St. Paul. It. II. Goddard, one of the Northern Pacific detectives who was here last win ter in connection with running down the hold-ups of the Burlington train near IHomnestake, and who later was on the trail of. the Northern Pacific dynamiters, was in town today. He said he felt that inl the capture of Ike Gravelle the com pany had the right man, who had been writing the threatening letters to the con pany. J. E. Rose of Washington, D. C., who is gathering mining statistics for the gov ernment, arrived from Great Falls today and is at the Butte. Wyman Ellis and R. J. Johannes arrived from Helena today. Not His Experience. Mrs. lHenpeck-Let me see, is it, "biga mist" or "polygamist?" Mr. Ilcnpcck-What are you talking albout? Mrs. Henpeck--Why, a man who has one wife too many is a "bigamist," isn't he? Mr. Ihenpeck.-Not necessarily.-Phila dellphia Press. INTER MIOUNTAIN'S DAILY FASHION HINT .5. /! •: ' ": . ' ,* .1 ,9., *0 0 A NEW MODEL DANCING GOWN.-Recently imported by the.Simpson-Crawford company, this little dancing frock will prove a good model to follow. The unr lined yoke is of white- chiffon with black, chenille dots, and the bodice is of heavy cream SpaniFth lace with the pattern picked out in blade [-loniton applique, A featherboned crush girdle finishes the corsage, long sash ends. floating behind. The skirt is shirred into the belt, with groups of. tuels, at intesval.s, qpd the full folds -are deerated above the hem with the Spanish' lace and black appliques. A tucked frill of the chen'ille-doeted chiffon makes a piquant .inish, AMONG THE PLAYERS What "Ben Hur" Has Done. All who have seen Klaw & Erlanger's production of "Ben Hur" agree that noth ing more beautiful, inspiring, spiritual and edifying than the healing of the lepers, in the last act of that stupendous speo tacle, has ever been offered on the stage of the American theater. At this point this great play is most truly and in a very high sense religious. Here the stage sceemns to have consecrated itself and all its resources to the service of Christianity, and there is nothing that is not reverent, beautiful and altoguther fitting in its service. This scene and the widely advertised chariot race, in the act preceding it, are the great special features of the play which give it much of its wonderful value and extraordinary power. If the American drama had done abso lutely nothing worthy in its long career but this; had its fame to rest solely upon this one noble product of Messrs. Klaw & Erlanger, it has justified its existence; for in this at least, it has shown that the stage may be given over to uses wholly worthy, highly commendable and which cannot fail to exert the greatest possible blessing on mankind-that of bringing home with itmnense force and dignity the eternal truth and verity of the birth into the world of Jesus, the Savior of mankind. To every man, no matter what his con ditions, "Ben Hur" has its appeal. It ap peals to the deep-grained, firm-rooted re ligious feeling in the human breast and brings back with great directness the simple lessons and divine truths that every man born in a Christian land learned at his mother's knees. How Chapin Got There. Frederic Chapin, composer of "The Storks," the musical fantasy announced for the Broadway theater Sunday and Monday, December 6 and 7, tried his hand at several things before he began to write music, and being an actor was one of them. His first engagement was with Olive Doud Byron in "The Inside Track," the title of which seemed to imply a straight run to success, Instead, it took h-im into the chorus of the company playing "Rob Roy," at the Herald Square theater, New York. Chapin longed to have his name on the program and chafed in the obscurity of the chorus. He made up his mind that he wanted to play the part of Sandy McSherry, and was helped in his conviction by the announce ment that Joseph Herbert, who was play ing the part, was going to leave. Chapin stood in the wings whenever he could, to study the detail of the character and finally felt confident enough to ask F. C. Whitney, owner of the pro duction, for the chance to succeed Her bert. Whitney laughed at him and put on Herbert's understudy. The understudy didn't "make good" and another man was tried, who also failed. When a third was found wanting, Chapin ordered a costume and wig on his own responsibility. In the meantiie he had been applying for the position formally every morning. After three weeks' of daily solicitation he was rewarded. The stage manager broke in upon the conversation one day and said that a shift in the part was vital, and Chapin stepped in. IHe was successful enough to be en gaged for the rest of the run and to be given a position with the road company. Ilis voice failed him finally and 'he had to retire. "It's a wonder I didn't lose it asking for the part," is his comment now. Desperation. Said an ox when requested to plough, "I'd like to quit working right nough; I haul heavy loads, And I'm prodded with goads, I sometimes wish I were a cough." --Chicago Tribune. BROADWAY THEATER Dick P. Sutton, Manager. 'Phone 21 SUNDAY, MONDAY DECEMBER 6-7 The Beauty Bright of Them AllI THE MIrth and Storks Melody By Richard Carle, Guy F. Steele & Fred eric Chapin, The Original Glorious Panoramic Achievement that flew on the Merry Wing of Pupularity. as Weeks in Chicago. 8 Weeks in Boston. SEVENTY-FIVE HAPPY BIRDS And the Famous ROSEBUD GARDEN OF GIRLS. Prices-soc, 7Sc, $*.oo, $s.So. Seats on Sale Friday, December 4, at so A. M. G RAND OPERA HOUSE Dick P. Sutton, Manager One Solid Week Commencing November 29 The Head Liners Noble Bros., Acrobats and Hand Bal. ancers. Allyon's Musical Comedy Team. Montcrief & Smith, in the Laughable Sketch. "A BARGAIN MATINEE," Thomas, the Wonderful Chin Balancer. The Boy Soprano, George Pender, Will Sing "The Boy in Blue," Illustrated. Six-year-old Baby Thomas, in Songs and Dances. New Parisian Pictures by the Edison Projectacope. All the lower floor, so cents. Balcony, to cents. E MPIRE THEATER Main and Park Streets One Solid Week Commencing November 29th. THE MORRELLS, in the Comedy Sketch, "Out All Night." OLGA-Butte's Favorite Child Artist, in New Songs. LOMBARD BROS-Song and Dances. A NEW LINE OF MOVING PICTURES. All for so Cents and 2o Cents. Minneapolis St. Paul Chicago The shortline between these three large cities is The route of the famous North Western Limited ,"The Train for Comfort" Every night in the year. Before starting on a trip-no matter where-write for Interesting information about comfortable tray. cling. E. A. GRAY. General Agent, Helena, Mont. W. M. ENRIGHT, Traveling Agent, Helena, Mont. T. W. TEASDALB General Passenger Agent St. Paul,Minn. Choice of 600 Patterns MADE INTO A Suit or Overcoat By Unlen Tailors $18.90 NO MORB...NO LESS Acme ' il'oring Co. 57 W. Brosadwey OECHSLI 42 West Broadway, Butte Pays Highest Cash Price for Second Hand Goods. Your choice of all the leading up to date Heating Stoves at Half Priie and Less., The largest stock of tsecond-hand house. bold goods in Montans. 'Phone 923B 5 IbR, HUIE POCK Thirteenth doctor of China from grand. father down. Born and schooled in the profession, Treats all diseases, makthin a specialty of chronic troubles, Consult min. sai South Main Street.