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EX-GOV. JOSEPH K. TOOLE.
THE WAY THINGS WENT AT MISSOULA That Was Quinn's Fight-He-Made It Without Help-He Did It Because He Was Opposed to Fusion and Clark Wasn't in It. It may be that one of these days a W'riter will be found who will deem it worth while to write the history of the state conventions that were held hy Montana democrats and that came in for mention in the "conspiracy" testi mony given last week by the supporters of John B. Wellcome. There was the Missoula convention, for Instance, held in 1896. It was mentioned with a good bit of contempt last week, by several of the Wellcome witnesses, as a "Daly convention." One thing is certain-the Missoula convention was not a Clark convention. W. A. Clark w'as present, but he had a seat with the spectators. He had tried to elect the delegates for Silver Bow county, but he 'lost that county, as al w'ays he has lost it, time out of mind. John M. Quinn was a member of the Silver Bow delegation; a place had been accorded him by "the Dalyites." who, 'at the time, deemed it right and proper 'that Mr. Quinn should sit in the con vention, in spite of the fact that, as the editor of W. A. Clark's newspaper, he was with the side 'that lost when the Silver Bow delegation to the Missoula convention was elected. Everybody who knows anything .about Montana politics knows that Quinn was a sturdy fighter and that he would lead a forlorn hope with the fortitude of one who felt himself to be a sure winner. Once in the convention Quinn stirred up the biggest kind of a row. Practically the delegation from his own county was dead against him, but he made speeches and more WHEN DEMOCRATS MET IN ANACONDA As with the Missoula convention of 1896, so in regard to the democratic state convention of 1898-the refer ences *to it by the Wellcome witnesses. last week, were of the sneering kind -it was a convention run by "the Daly outfit." so testified ex-Governor Toole. The Anaconda state convention of last year was the one which first of all had the question of fusion to deal with. It was Insisted by a very large number of the delegates that the democrats must go it alone. As usual W. A. Clark's faction had tried to get the Silver Bow t!elegation in this convention and. as us.uall. lark had failed to get them. The strength of what the We.l .an witnesses describe as "the Daly .u.t fit" was shown in the vote by whito the convention voted to conllidet fu slion by appointing a committee, f which John R. Tools was chairmano to consult with the then so-called ili v-er republicans and with what was Ih ft of the populists in regard to a fusions' terms. At length Mr. Toole, in behalf of this comnmittee, reported that no plan for fusion, on a basis that was just to Montana democracy, seemed possible. Instantly there was a buzz in regard no a candidate for the office of member of congress. At first it looked quits like the selection of Martin Maginnis. But Lewis and Clarke had even re fus'd him the paltry honor of a seat in its delegation in the state c":nven tion. From Eastern Montana came the suggestion of Campbell, the per mIanent president of the state conven tion. Instantly several Lewis and C'larke men began whooping up for Campbell. Like "BRIly" Clark of Mtad ison county. Campbell had al,\asys been against the Dalyites. Both of them fought hard for Helena for the caDital. In state conventions they had speeches. .iring the convention and bat tling away against many of the pro jects-the unit rule, fusion and the like, which the other side was attempting to enforce. Quinn tad a good following. The current belief was that his success on a test vote would mean his nomination for member of congress in that very convention. Quinn couldn't win: the absurd part of it all was that when the test came, about 80 per cent. of the members of the Lewis and Clarke dele gation voted with the "Dlyites." It was the oddest thing out. Clark had been parading in his numerous self-pre pared biographies the assertion that he saved the capital for Helena. The truth is that Clark couldn't tol erate the thought of a congreseional nomination for Quinn' or for anybody else, except Clark himself. The truth also is that Quinn really did more with his pen for Helena 'than Clark did with all his money. Helena's debt really was to Quinn, but Quinn was like the rest of them-he had been foolish enough to believe that Clark would be willing to recognize loyal, helpful service. That is something which, in his lifetime, W A. Clark never did-that isn't his build or bent, as Quinn learned by pretty sou, experience. Fusion prevailed in the Missoula con vention. The ticket there nominated swept the state and, practically, no campaign was made for its success. It elected itself; Montana sent all her democratic orators into other states that year to advocate free coinage and sne.a for Rrvan lmost uniformly been with the "other ellows." Last week, speaking of the Ana ronda convention as one that was run ty "the Daly outfit," ex-Governor roole, when under cross-examination. estifled that he "seconded the nom!n stion of Campbell." The fact is that iampbell was, as he now is, a fesldent If Butte; that the Butte delegation selected one of its members, as was itting, to present Campbell's name; that instantly on the assembling of he convention, ex-Governor TGole se aured the floor; that, quite to the as tonishment of Silver Bow and in dramatic style, Mr. Toole requested Mr. Campbell to quit the chair, asked the secretary to preside, and then nom inated Campbell for congress, leaving Silver Bow county to second the nom-, Thte play was, in fact, in the Lewis adn Clarke delegation to wrest for it self the honor of being first with the prr'st-ntation of Campbell's name; yet *enom of Mr. Well.-.me's friends and ox-eo'vernnr Tonle himself would have it apptar that "the Daly outfit" thrust Campbell upon the convention. It ,,-o.'t make mutch difference one way of the other The significant part of this chapter of p" litihal histnrv :s that most of the supp,,rt,,r° ,if t-h ll, onme il what they c uld, in tiiif f lihs,.<rlu.nt 0 1 el tion to frlat t'aell lI. tl;,I r Ue 'r ti' candi lnileel., art lth tlnt, wihn the leaven ,if W. A C'lar-'ts moIey was working among the republicans in the legisla ture who finally sold oult to him, the plea which they were told to make was not that he was fe- : r rot- ctive tariff, but that the best way to break down the democratic party :n Miontana was to elect Clark and he would do the broa krig. HOW 11 WAS IN THE YEAR 1893 WHEN CLARK FELL DOWN HARD The joint session of the legislature which met in 1893 held its first meeting for the election of a senator on' Tues day, Jan. 10. The total membership of the legislature was 71. There were 66. members present at the first meeting. The result of the vote was: Sanders, 31; Clark, 16; Dixon, 8; Hauser, 6; Ma ginnis, 2; Smith, 1; Mulville, 3. In all, 45 ballots were taken at that session. Sanders held the republican strength through 27 ballots, when the republicans took up Mantle. He held most of the republican vote to the fin ish. Sanders was repeatedly within three of the number of votes necessary to a choice. Ex-Governor Hauser re tired after the first ballot, his vote go ing to Clark. Mulville, populist, was in the contest during the first six ballots. On the fifth Beecher went to Collins. The two other populists went to Dixon. Beecher voted for Collins until the 19th ballot, when he went over to Clark. The 29th ballot was the first to reveal the attempt of the Clark faction to buy up republicans. Plans for this vote were very adroitly made through pairs. It was Saturday, Feb. 11. Six repub licans and six democrats were paired. Of these democrats three were Clark men and three were Dixon men. Thus, by sparing three of his men, Clark got rid of three Dixon men and six repub licanes and the vote revealed the fact that Clark had secured five republl cans. These were Annear, Benson, Burns, Coder and Lewis. Fifty-nine members were present. With 30 neces sary to elect, dlark got 27, Dixon 9, Mantle 22 and Sanders 1. On that day Clark really came nearer winning than at any other time during the contest. The republicans had not been warned of the treachery in their camp. The job was well put up, but not quite well enough. The Clark people themselves said that somen of the republicans they had secured failed to deliver the goods. It was a game that could not be worked twice. The Clark people tried it on WILLIAM J. HANNAH. He's the Rev. Hannah Gaze now at the moral and Intellect ual lineaments of the Rev. William J. Hannah, state senator from Sweet Grass county; note his introspective cast of countenance; observe that broad and scholarly brow. that austere nose, that ascetic mouth, that sancti monious beard, that long and rever ent ear, that saintly pose of head. Could ever carnal thought occur to such a man? His very air smells of the cloister. You could imagine Hannah in a friar's cold, underground cell, mor tifying and macerating his naked flesh by unmerciful flagellation, only paus Ing at long intervals to array himself in sackcloth and ashes, and groan aloud his paternosters. Or you could imagine Hannah gird ing up his loins and going forth to wrestle mightily with Apollyon, Beelza bub, Belial, Lucifer, Zamlel and the rest of the cloven-hoofed powers and princes of darkness, hurling them all and singly back into the bottomless pit whence they came. Or you could imag Sine Hannah journeying in meek and lowly fashion among the poor, the sick, the afflicted and the broken-hearted: a Father Damien, tenderly ministering to their bodily and spiritual wants, weep ing with those that weep, pouring the balm of Gilead over their wounds, and bringing comfort and consolation and hope and peace to all. Or you could imagine Hannah ascending into the pulpit, expounding the law and the prophets, and holding vast multitudes again on the final ballot, but made a fizzle of it. Every reader of the Stand ard remembers what a feeling of popu lar indignation swept over the state when the methods of the Clark cam paign were revealed. The renegade re publicans themselves were so fright ened that thy flew back to their own party next day and the ballot found Clark with 23 votes, 33 being necessary to elect. During the closing fortnight of the fight the excitement was intense. Prominent democrats of the state out side of the .fctions that had been act Ing in the astjte did everything in their power to eredt a compromise, and the supporters of Judge Dixon were ready to join cheerfully and earnestly In the movement, aMd to elect any good'demo crat. Men ofp ational fame in democ racy earnestly uerged compromise, but Mr. Clark reaWsed, insisting that he was sure of an eleciton. The ftlal ,ballot was a surprite. tor the reason that it revealed the identity of two men who knew all the priyaples of the'opposition and who tothe very end had been in the confidences of their respective fac tions. They had been among the loud est in denunciation of Mr. Clark's methods. Banner of Deer Lodge and Graves of Silver Bow played their parts with consummate hypocrisy. Their mo tives had never been doubted by any man in Montana. The final vote was the crowning blunder in Clark's boodle campaign. Mr. Clark supposed he had it, but he fell flat. In that ballot, how ever, all the legislative faith was brought to the surface and exposed to view. The final ballot was as follows: Whole number of votes, 69; necessary to a choice, 35: W. A. Clark, 32; W. W. Dixon, 11: Lee Mantle, 25; Thomas H. Carter, 1. On this ballot Clark received the votes of six republicans-Hatch, Annear, Graves, Coder, Lewis and Van Cleve. He also gained Bonner from the Dixon men. Governor Rickards appointed Lee enraptured and enthralled in a spell as supreme as any exercised by Savon arola, Spurgeon or Beecher. You might imagine Hannah doing these things-that is if you have an imagination strong enough. A 100 horse-power imagination is necemary to imagine Hannah doing any one of them. But whatever you imagine of Hannah, don't imagine him holding his mitt out for fifteen one-thousand dollar bills, and thrusting them down into his inside pocket. To be sure he was a poor man before the Sixth legislative assembly, and he has been living in a brown-stone front on Easy street since. But that's all right-Hannah may possess a magic wand like that used by Moses when he touched the rock, from which straightway gushed forth a copious stream of living water. Hannah may not have touched any thing so hard. cold, unfeeling and un responsive as a rock. He may have touched-but no matter whom or what he touched: hle is rather touchy about some things and care must be taken not to hurt the feelings of this holy man of God. The sritftest lights are never sped. The .ohleet deeds are never done, The wisest words are never said. The richest prize is never won: The sweetest songs are never sung, The deepest depths are never stirred, The grandest picture's never hung, The dearest sigh is never heard Save by or for some other one Though you and I may lie about Things we have done, risks we nave run, The next man always fishes out A lie that puts our own to rout. -Chicago Times-Herald. Mantle to fill the vacancy bauUe by the expiration of Sanderw' term, but the senate refused to admit Mantle. Hoew It's Been About the News Up to date the Montana public has had no knowledge at all of the experi ences of the associated press service with the news about the Clark sena torial fight and its sequels. For Hel ena the agency of the associated press, as far as the service for the morning newspapers Is concerned, is in the of fice of the Helena Independent. W. A. Clark's grip on that publication consisted of a mortgage which covered everything in sight in the Independ ent's business office, editorial rooms and mechanical department. The Independent had been bankrupt. In that condition it passed to men who raised money for the putchose by means of this mortgage. The Inde pendent's associated press agency put in its biggest licks for Clark--it ran down everything and everybody not in the Clark deal, it perverted the truth, as a matter of course, it advertised Clark's wealth, it predicted the verdict that was given by the Helena grand jury, it sneered at those who derno~uc ed bribery, it quoted not a word of the speeches denouncing the attempt. to buy the republicans, it quoted the plea that the republicans supported Clark because he was for protection and be cause to vote for him was thheright way to break up the democratic p.kty in Montana. The thing ran along as sleek avs et bits. Grossly outrageous as this..mts use of the associated prese service was., the managers of this great news agency really were not blameworthy. Montana is a far-away country; it was poisible, for the passing moment, to send out from this distant region news which would not have lived an hour on the associated-press wire it the sen atorial contest had been having its run at Columbus, or Harrisburg, or Springfleld, or Lincoln. Later on the Independent agency persisted in get ting its work in. Some time ago. Whiteside was hauled up for a prelim inary hearing before a petty court up in Flathead county. Over the wires went a report of this put-up job. Meanwhile, time and again the su preme court of Montana had dealt with the preliminaries to the action that was brought for the proposed disbarment of John. B. Wellcome. There were ar guments and adjournments and hear ings and a succession of highly-sig niflcant incidents. Not a peep about these from the Helena agency of the associated press. Finally the supreme court announc ed that it had jurisdletioh, that it would hear the case; and it set a day when the trial under the charges must begin. Not a whisper about this new turn in affairs went over the press wires. One week ago last Monday the trial started. Whiteside was exam ined and cross-examined. State Sena tor Clark went through the same or deal. Senator Myers testified, and Minshall and Chaplain Warren and others. The case ran on from Monday morning till Saturday night, and the associated press service hadn't even so much as a suspicion' of what was going on. Finally, Saturday night a week ago, a summary exact as to the facts but necessarily too brief to pre sent the week's work properly, was sent from the Anaconda agency, ac cepted and sent to the country. It at once started up the call for "specials." It was a sure shot that the Helena Independent office, in view of the fact that the country was advised of the trial, would start out to send alleged reports of the defense. That was not permitted; Mr. W. E. Vigus, high In the associated press service and a vet eran in the work, was commissioned to look after the matter. Mr. Vigus has charge of the very important as sociated press office at Ogden, whence the report for the West and for the Northwest is handled. Mr. Vigus con cluded to deal with this important business in person. Of course, the news-service mill doesn't grind with the water that has passed, and it could not adequately "cover" the Wellome testimony for a week that had run by. But imme diately on his arrival in Helena Mr. Vigus made himself familiar with the facts. These he summarized and dur ing last week a normal, honest, intel ligent report of the tail end at least of the Wellcome case went over the associated press wires to the newspa pers of the country. Garr, He Laid Low. Garr was in Helena during most of the time of the Wellcome trial but, for whatever reason, he was not put on the stand. Indeed, the closing of the case for the defendant shut out several peo pile whose testimony the public had been anticipating. But the silence of Garr did not deprive Flathead county of rep resentation in the trial. Mr. Jaqueth of the lower house was a witness. He is one of the republicans who went over in a bunch to Clark. First of all, the defense introduced Mr. Hobson. His testimony related to caucuses and talks about voting for Clark. Hobson was a republican leader in the legislature. After these two republicans had testi fled it really became difficult for the public to get an accurate idea of just what did happen at the meetings the Clark republicans held. No Crowding In Street Cars. In Hamburg if a policeman sees even one more passenger in a trolley car than its seating capacity calls for he makes a note of it and the conductor is fined 73 cents for a local charity fund. CHARLES W. HOFFMAN. BEASLEY DOESN'T APPEARTO WANT TO There's anotlher phase of senatorial politics that, according to* te docket of. the district court in Sweet Grass county, ought in the regular order of events to have reached a hearing. It is the. celeprated case of Republican Legislator Beasley versus several of his fellow citizens in Big Timber who hang ed Beasley in.efflgy and whom Beas ley has sued for libel. The facts in re gard to Bensley, wlio voted for Clark "because Clark was in favor of a pro tective tariff," are not forgotten by the public. In active eruption, likewise, In the memory of Beasley's hasty trip to St. Paul and as well of the-deposition he made in regard to the habit he says he has of going about with thousand-dol lar bills in his pocket. The trial of the Beasley libel suit was on the calendar Cold Weather Is a Good Tonic, From the St. Louis. Globe-Democrat. Many person regard the winter season as an unfortunate visitation. It is con sidered both uncomfortable to the body and harmful to health. This is an error. Cold is a most potent agent for, the ree toration and preservation of normal ac tivity on the part of the organs of the human body. It is a wise plan of provi dence which gives us a change of sea sons. The winter cold comes as a tonic to repair the injuries done by the ener vating heat of summer. Summer, it is true. has many wise uses in the matter of health. It induces outdoor life,,rlds the system of poisons through copious perspiration and through the scorching rays of the sun destroys germ life. Winter is the great bracer of the sys tem. It stimulates activity in. every or gan. When cold attacks the surface of the body the blood 'is set into more free circulation as a means of bodily warmth. It is through the circulation of the blood that the human anatomy is kept in a state of repair. When the food has been digested and, converted into liquid form it is takern up by the blood and carried the rounds of the system for the pur pose of repairing the waste places. When the cold causes increased circulation it also brings about more perfect nutri tion. Through increased demand for A. L. JAQUETH. for last week, but, on the request of the pl.tintiff, it went over. Perhaps the case will keep, although it appears that the defense in this effigy case was 'pre pared to gO ahead with the trial. The preliminaries were all squarely planned; Beasley accused 'certain to his townsmen of the elfigy work and charged upon them the authorshipr of the little texts and proverbs and com ments that adorned the mock hanging. The answer in behalf of the defendants was that they were the men who did the. business and that, in their opinion, the holy show thus made of Beasley was treatment which, in vieW ef his conduct at Helena, he richly merited. The case will be of uncommon inter est when it reaches trial and the de fense insists that it certainly shall be tried. nutrient matter which quickened ..lcu Isatlon causes there is improved dlgestibn. The enitire repair machinery is stimulated td rene*ed fnhhustr. Wintry air, as is well known;:' .lhs with it- a sense of renewed 'Strength' and ..vtality. The restorative .power of dold is well-linstrated in the case o6 the dash of cold water in the face of a fainting person. When a person is in a faint there is a practical suspension of life for the time, yet an application of cold water to the face promptly restores circaultton and renewsa life. This same fact. is il lustrated by the cold face bath on rising from bed in the morning. The Indians who, if not now, in former days roamed our western borders, practically without clothing to shelter their bodies, became, through long exposure, so inured to the cold that it gave thein but little discom fort. Man's face and hands illustrate how weatherproof the body becomes when ex posed to the air. Continued activity in circulation on the surface, caused by the air coming in contact with the skin, tends to nourish and thicken- the skin. Thus man's skin grows, thicker in win ter just as animals are supplied with a double coat of fur to resist the cOld. When springtime returns man's skin be comes thin and the animal sheds its top coat of fur. The savages who dwell -bareheaded in the open air are seldom, if ever, known to be afflicted with bald heads, While, with the ýivilian who shields his. scalp from the tir, baldness is prevalent. A sure preventive of diphtheria, croup and similar maladies among"ohlildreh is to bring about such vigorous circulation and vitality, through means of cold baths, as will render the children immune from the attacks of the germs which cause these diseases.