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' FORMALLY OPENED NEBRASKAN SAYS TIME IS RIPE FOR DEMOCRATIC VICTORY. Chicago, Jan. 8.—The standpoint from which the aristocrat and the democrat view society and its activi ties formed the theme of a speech delivered here tonight by William J. Bryan. Mr. Bryan was the chief guest at the Jackson day banquet of the Jef ferson club, a democratic organiza tion. Prominent party men from several western states were present, the occasion being generally regard ed as the formal opening of Mr. Bryan's campaign for the democratic nomination for the presidency at the Denver convention, next July. Among the other speakers were Ad lai E. Stevenson, former vice-presi dent, of Burlington, 111., and United States Senator William J. Stone of Missouri. The speakers generally confined themselves to issues of the day. Pleas for party harmony were fre quent. Previous to the banquet, most of the leaders present confer red with Mr. Bryan, who arrived early in the morning and spent the day with members of the club. United States Senator Jefferson Davis of Arkansas was scheduled for a speech, but was not present. De spite this hiatus in the program the proceedings were so lengthy that it was past midnight before Mr. Bryan was called on. lie said, in part: Bryan's Address. "The questions which involve a discussion of the relative sphere of the nation and the state bring out the difference in the point of view of aristocrat and the democrat. The aristocrat wants to get the govern ment as far away from the people as possible; the democrat desires to bring the government as near the people as possible. The aristocrat would substitute national remedies for state ones, because predatory wealth can protect itself from na tional legislation more easily than from state legislation; the democrats would add the national to the state remedy and thus give to the people the protection of both the state and federal governments. "The labor question is considered from both standpoints. The aristo crat thinks only of the large em ployers; the democrat of the army of employes; thinks of the general public which is annoyed by any dis turbance between employer and em ploye. The imperialist thinks more of the extension of commerce than of the preservation of the ideas of self-government and lie thinks only of tlie benefits that might com; to the few; the democrat thinks that the cost of a labor war falls on all the people while the profits accrue to but a few. Depends On Point of View. "And so whatever question we take up, we find that everything de pends upon the point from which we view the subject, and there is no bet ter illustration of this than can be found in the financial stringency through which we arc passing. The republican leaders at once rush to the rescue of the banks after those banks had brought the stringency on the country by their unbusinesslike methods. The banks of the rest of the country were discriminated against in favor of the banks of New York city, and after the gov ernment had exhausted the loanable surplus in the treasury, it borrowed money at 3 per cent in order that it might have money to loan to the banks for nothing; and the high financiers count it patriotism to loan out at emergency rates the treasury money furnished them with out interest, if the republican lead ei j had spent half as much time in trying to make depositors secure as they have spent in trving to increase the profits of the bankers, we would not have had any panic at all. "The country is ripe for the appli cation of democratic principles, and all that is necessary is for the demo cratic party to convince the people that it will be truly democratic if entrusted with power. "Will the democratic party be democratic? Let it convince the public that it will be, and we shall have a victory which will be fruitful in blessings to every part of the country and to every element of our population." Mr. Stevenson spoke earlier in the evening. He said in part: "We enter on the presidential con test of 1908 with splendid prospects for success, I he skies are bright, the omens all auspicious. With the liv ing issues-antagonism to trusts, tariff reform, rigid economy in public ex penditures, honest methods in all de partments of the public service; a proper recogniton of the true func tions of the separate departments of government, a return from hazardous experiment to the safe pathway of the fathers—with these well to the forefront, the hour of democratic op portunity has come. To the end that it might prove likewise, the hour of democratic triumph, let the spirit of conciliation, of unity, of har mony be invoked upon all our coun sels." UNCLE SAM SHY OF MEN. Patriotic Americans Are Exceeding ly Shy About Joining Army. , Washington, Jan. 2.—The hard times in the industrial world that have driven into the marine corps and the navy nearly all the. men needed to fill the authorized quotas have not helped the army so far in the matter of recruiting. Reports still flow in upon the war department of failure to secure re cruits; of privates buying their dis charges; of noncommissioned offi cers refusing to reenlist and of re sulting skeleton organizations that are little more than travesties upon fighting forces. A report just at hand is one from Ft. McIntosh, Texas, in which the commanding of ficer says: "I have present today in the four companies fifty-six men and twenty nine of these are to be discharged this month. At the end of this month if we get no recruits one company will have three men and another four. The other two com panies will have eleven and twelve men respectively." The report is one of a number be ing collected for the enlightenment of congress in dealing with the great question of "what is "wrong with the army." It depends upon the pill you take. DeWitt's Little Early Risers are the best pills known for constipation and sick headache. Sold by rhillips' Drug Co. DeW. A DISAPPOINTED SHAH. Queer Story of a Prizefight In an Eng lish Royal Garden. In his book of memories Major Gen eral Sir Owen Tudor Burns tells a story of the iirst visit of a shall tc Great Britain: The shah wanted to see a prizefight with blood. After much anxious thought and consultation with Lord Queensberry an innocent glove fight was arranged in the Buckingham pal ace stables, to take place quietly half an hour lie fore the shah was to receive Lord Shaftesbury and the archbishops and bishops with a memorial asking him to protect the interests of the Christians in Persia. But the shah slept late. The prize fighters overlapped the prelates. A footman made a mistake in openiup the door. Archbishops and bishops fol lowing the shah in a moment found themselves more or less in a ring round the two prizefighters. Tin bishops hustled back to the reception room, the fight was stopped, the shall was angry and disappointed, and Lord Shaftesbury was heard shouting: "A prizefight In the garden of the queen's palace forsooth! I will denounce you all over the kingdom!" Mutual expla nations followed, the matter was set right, we sent special messages to the reporters to keep it out of the press, and I was later on privileged to ex plain it all to the queen, who took the matter much more calmly than hot lord chamberlain. Once back, how ever, inside Buckingham palace, w« all smoothed our ruffled feathers and listened to a most gloomy oration from Lord Shaftesbury. The shah, angry at the interruption of his prizefight, turned round to Sii Henry ltawlinson and growled In Per sian: "Hang the Christians in Persia Tell them they're all right!" Rawlin son translated that into a long, elo quent and beautiful reply to the depu tation, while doubtless the disappoint ed boxers were having a consolation scrap in the stables, Lord Shaftes bury did not denounce them, thougl: the shah's bear leaders lived In terror for some days. The lord chamberlain blamed me, 1 blamed the shah, the shah blamed the equerry, the equerry blamed the foot man, the footman blamed every one all round, and we gave the prizefight ers £5 apiece, with a resolution writ ten in blood that never would any oi us again arrange a prizefight, even for a shah of shahs, in a royal palace gar den. Everybody loves our baby, rosy, sweet and warm, With kissy places on her neck and dimples on her arms. Once she was so thin and cross, used to cry with pain— Mother gave her Cascasweet, now she's well again. Sold by Phil lips' Drug Co. DeW If a cough once gets into your system it acts on every muscle and fibre of the body and makes you ache all over It especially affects the in testines and makes you constipated, so in order to get rid of a cold thor oughly and without delay you should not take anything that will tend to Ha Liked the Family. "Dick proposed to me last night" "What did you tell him?" "I said he had better ask mamma. And what do you think the wretch aaid?" "Goodness knows." "He said he had asked her already, and she wouldn't have him." A Settler. Friend—Didn't your husband rave when you showed him the dressmak er's bill? Wife—ltather. Friend—And how did you quiet him ? Wife—I show ed him the milliner's next, and then he became absolutely speechless. Trouble. "Sometimes I think I have more trou bles than any other man on earth." "Nonsense! Look at Thompson. He's got a wife, an automobile and a sure system for beating the races."—Les lie's Weekly. A moment's patience is ten years' comfort.—Greek rroverb. Notice of Shareholders' Meeting. The fifth annual meeting of the shareholders of the Montana Lumber company will be held in the office of the Montana Lumber Company, Lewistown, Montana, on Monday, February 10th, at eight o'clock p. m., for the purpose of electing directors for the ensuing year, and for the transacting of such other business as may properly come be fore the meeting. l-14-3t AN OLD STAGE LINE. It Ran From Kansas to California In Thirty-five Days. "Atchison to California In thirty-five days; fare, only $200 in gold." This was the heading of an old hand bill, yellow with age, which a traveler laid upon the counter in a railway tick et office the other day. It was an ad vertisement of a line of stagecoaches that ran from Atchison, Kan., to San Francisco during the gold excitement of years ago. "People seldom stop to think what their poor ancestors had to put up with in the old days," the man said. He was comparing the old time table with a modern railway time table, which told of the luxuries one could have by traveling on that road, no dust, no jar ring and all other disagreeable fea tures eliminated. The old time table was a double sheet of paper, torn and yellow with age. It was issued by the Atchison and California stagecoach line in 18-17. The inducements it held forth were in strange contrast with those of the modern railroad advertisement. The stagecoach line advertised that it had recently refurnished the entire "road" with absolutely new wagonettes, and it told what kind of coaches they were, how the springs were made and of what strength they were. It even said that the coaches were painted in the "best manner possible." The horses that drew the coaches were described, too, as the best. An inducement that was held out on the time table to prospective passen gers was a stop over privilege. "Passengers who had paid their en tire fare from Atchison or other points to their destination," the paper said, "may register with our agents. A stop over privilege is then given for any place on the road." The time of the stop over w*as un limited. The time table provided that a passenger might resume the journey whenever there was an empty seat in the stagecoach. "We make quicker time to Califor nia than any other stagecoach line and at a cheaper rate," the pamphlet stat ed. It went on to say that for $200 a person could ride all the way from Atchison, Kan., to the gold fields of California. "The distance Is 1,913 miles," was stated on the time table, "the longest distance ever attempted by a stage coach line. Atchison to California in thirty-five days." A boast was made that there were twelve telegraph stations on the road to California and that eating places had been established along the road where good meals could be had at the nominal price of $3. Every passenger was allowed twenty-five pounds of bag gage, consisting of wearing apparel and other necessary baggage. All over that amount must be paid for at a rate of 50 cents a pound. It was advertised that the risk on the return trip was very great on ac count of the amount of gold dust and nuggets being brought back from Cali fornia. The company employed only the bravest men, fully armed all the time. But it declined to carry gold dust unless paid for at the rate of $3 a pound. The company refused to be held responsible for the loss of the gold dust by robbers, Indians or other means. The pamphlet also advertised a fast freight line between Atchison and Den ver. The round trip was made in the short space of twenty days. To ship by this method all merchandise had to be wrapped in waterproof packages. A package weighing ten pounds could be sent by that route for $5. Ail over that weight was sent at the reduced rate of $2 for five pounds. In Its advertisement for passengers to California the pamphlet, as stated before, allowed every passenger twen ty-five pounds of baggage. However, it advised that as many persons wish ed to take more baggage than the weight limit it would be safer to send It to California by sea. "And to think that we can get on a train tonight and be in Denver tomor row," the railroad man said as he com pared the time tables.—Kansas City Star. Mistook Scripture For Science. They were passing one of the Fifth avenue churches when the bulletin board caught her eye. "The Rev. Dr. -will speak this evening on Deuter onomy." She stopped short and care fully read it a second time. "Well," she snapped, "I wish these preachers would stick to the Bible and let science alone. I don't believe Dr. - knows any more about Deuteronomy or as tronomy or any other onorny than I do."—New York Telegram. Used to It. After asking a great many questions of a lady a barrister felt that some apology was necessary, so he remark ed, "I really hope I don't annoy you with all these questions?" "Not at all," answered the lady quiet ly. "I'm used to it. I have a six-year old son."—Philadelphia Inquirer. A Nice Distinction. I wonder if any of these purists could solve for me a problem which has long been worrying me. To what particular altitude must an individual attain before his murder is described as assassination? This is a matter that ought to be cleared up.—London Tatler. The Opposite. 'Did he go to the dogs when you re fused him ?" "No, quite the opposite." "Quite the opposite?" "Yes. He went and got himself en gaged to Kittle Cutely, the little cat!" —Houston Post It Is the quiet people who are dan gerous.— La Fontaine. 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Walsh in her personal rec ollections printed by the Mississippi Historical society: Among the glorious achievements of that time the makeshifts at home de serve recognition, for they represent ingenuity and willing sacrifice. As various articles gave out substitutes were found. If no substitute could be Invented for an article we simply did without. Coffee, the southerners' daily bever age, was manufactured from parched com, burnt corn bread, even burnt molasses. Sweet potatoes cut into small squares, dried, parched and ground were also used. The stimulat ing effect was lacking, but it was all the better for our nerves. For tea, young raspberry leaves dried were used. Sugar was a serious problem, and molasses was as precious as sugar. "What shall we do when the present supply of Louisiana molasses gives out?" was a burning question, and the only answer was, "Do without." Grits were eaten for rice. When we wanted soda we swept the fireplace clean and burned corncobs. Mustard and pepper were made of home grown products. Salt was cost ly. Every bit was shaken off dry pork and used. All brine was boiled down and dried. Still the supply grew lower and lower. Some one discovered that the dirt floors of the old smoke houses were salt mines, so to speak. The dirt was put in hoppers and run down, the brine boiled and dried. All new cloth had to be manufactur ed at home from raw material. The dyestuffs were made from roots, bark, walnuts and indigo. Shoes were rough affairs made from the hides of beeves, cured by the ne groes. Buttons were made of coarse thread or persimmon seeds. Caps were cut out of cloth and hats plaited from palmetto. Letters were written on the blank leaves of books, the wrong side of wall scraps or old envelopes turned and pasted together. Gummed Labels. The Democrat now carries a nice line of samples of Advertisng Stick ers and Address Labels, also imita tion wax and gold seals. These can be furnished in almost any size, de sign and color, and printed to suit the purpose for which they are in tended. We would be pleased to submit these samples to an yon e interested. WILL ESTABLISH ~ FACTORY. Sugar Beet Establishment Assured for Belknap Reservation. Ogden, Jan. 12.—A contract in volving close to $1,000,000, between Judge H. H. Rolapp, David Ecklcs and M. S. Browning and the gov ernment, William R. Logan, superin tendent in charge of the Fert Belk nap reservation in Montana, and a number of Indians, was signed yes terday. By the agreement the local men will build a sugar factory on the reservation and the Indians will raise the beets. This contract was brought about after nearly three years of investi gation, and was aided by a special act of congress designed to teach the aoorigines industry and thrift. The contract provides for the lease of 10,000 acres of tribal lands in the Fort Belknap reservation, for 10 years, and for the erection of a sugar plant just outside of the reservation. It also provides for the construction of three miles of railroad and the es tablishing of a system of irrigation from the Milk river, which runs through the land. It is stated that work on the fac tory will be commenced in the fall and that it will be ready for use in 1909, at which time the first crop ot sugar beets will be harvested by the Indians. _ LAND INSURANCE LOANS If you want to buy or sell land, visit No. 116 1-2 opposite P. O. If your buildings or personal property is not insured, let me write out a policy be fore it is too late. I have 8 per cent money to loan on city or ranch property, in large or small amounts and for any term up to 10 years. Will appreciate a share of your busi ness. ED MDND WRIGHT Lewistown, ... 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