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THE RED LODfE PICKET. ti
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AND THE CITY OF RED LODGE.
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FRIDAY, MAY 9, 1902.
ADMIRAL SAMPSON.
One of the most touching deaths
that has occurred in many a day
was that of Admiral Sampson, who
passed away in Washington Tues
day afternoon after months of suf- 1
fering, physically and mentally. I
His death, at the age of 62 years, i
is traceable directly to the heart
break which a manofhiskeen sen- 1
sibilities and pride could but have
felt over the attitude taken toward
him by his countrymen. The
greatest scholar in the American
navy, the rooter-out of corruption
in high places, a hero in two wars,
an instructor whose services were
of the deepest value to naval stu
dents who came under his tutelage,
a gentleman ripe in experience and
grandly maintaining the dignity of
his high position, he was hounded
to his death and vilified by a pub
lic which should have had nothing
but words of praise for him. In
stead of the laurel wreath, he was
given thorns; instead of the bread
of victory, he was given a stone; in
place of praise, the sneer, and for
public commendation, he was giv
en condemnation hnd ridicule.
By the evidence of a great maj
ority of the naval captains in the
battle of Santiago harbor he was
recognized by them as their com
mander. Never for one moment,
all but one of them declared, did
they consider Admiral Schley as
being in command in that notable
engagement. Still, because Ad
miral Sampson telegraphed the
glorious victory of that July day
as having been attained "by the
squadron under my command,"
which it technically was, he was
pitched upon and beaten, vilified
and condemned by press and pub
lic. That Schley did valiant
duty in that engagement, that he
was foremost in what has been fit
tingly called "a captain's battle,"
no one attempts to gainsay. That,
unfortunately, Admiral Sampson
was too far removed from the scene
of action to take the prominent
part in it his presence would have
assured is also true. But the fact
remains that the squadron was un
der his command, since he had
never given up that command, and
the plan of battle and the condi
tions leading up to its happy issue
his own construction.
There was glory enough at San
tiago for all, and the events that
followed it, making the most dis
mal page in the history of the
American navy, were without rea
son and without excuse. That
those events led to the breaking
down of a brilliant mind, left a
great house of clay untenanted and
a great brain paralyzed for many
weary weeks and months is well
knowin to the reading public. h
Without that grace of public de- g
meanor which characterized his li
great opponent, because in the vul- e.
gar phrase he was not a "mixer," y
because he was always upon the li
the exterior the cold, distant, tl
mathematically-minded man that c
he was, because he was silent un- p
der adversity and gloomy in de- p
feat, the American public would E
have nought of him. Had he been ii
the urbane Admiral Schley, given v
to graces and good fellowship, per- c
haps the story of his later days 1
would not have comprised so sad a g
chapter.
A man of great purity of heart E
and action, a gentleman by instinct
and profession, a naval commander
the equal of whom there have been
few in the annals of his country, t
he went to his grave the victim of t
an almost vicious press and a con- e
demnation as undeserved as it was
villainous. r
"THE STORY OF MARY MACLANE." c
The librarian who will not allow a
Mary MacLane's book in the Butte c
city library very likely has read e
only those extracts.of the autobio- E
graphical fantasy that have ap
peaged in the press-chiefly in the i
Butte press, at that. These ex- I
cerpts have placed Miss MacLane 4
before the public in the most un- I
favorable light. Only the shock- £
ing and the sensational chapters 1
of the really remarkable book have
been given newspaper readers. In 1
the same way Shakespeare could
l be expurgated, many of the poets
condemned and even the Bible
kept from "good society." There
i are things in "The Story of Mary
MacLane" that are extremely fool
ish, some of which can easily be
miscomprehended by the person
who reads into things the carnal
1 suggestions of a lecherous mind.
f Most of these things, however, are
i the crying out of a young and
- morbid mind, encompassed by
5 minds which do not understand and
- surrounded by irksome scenes of a
s never changing exterior. Some
3 thing of the same sort of thing has
a been done by writers before Miss
r MacLane, albeit with less audacity
- and sometimes with a keener liter
ary finish, but never with greater
i- fire, or with greater interest attach
e ing to the perusal of their "confes
s sions." Miss MacLane is far from
- nsane; she isn't in need of maud
t, lin pity. She is a literary prodigy
d and financier, and the petty thing
.s of people's pity is to her a matter
e of little concern. Miss MacLane
l- is not vulgar; she is not even im
e moral. She has simply seen some
y things as they are and has looked
e upon somethings distortedly, but
" with a keen appreciation of the
,s shortcomings of the so-called vir
l tuous folk. Some portions of her
- remarkably odd story are as good
it as anything Olive Schriner ever
e wrote; some of them suggest a
1- female Walt Whitman.
" The book is by no means danger
t, ous to public morals, unless the
n longing of the feminine nature for
te its masculine affinity is immoral,
it or unless Miss MacLane's confes
'e sion that she wears nine cambric
;t handkerchiefs "cunningly distrib
i- uted" in her shirtwaist to improve
d the appearance of her bust is some
.d thing girls of her age should know
i- nothing about. There are many
ie "confessions" which Miss Mac
Lane might have kept to herself
1- and destroyed the interest in her
at book. The fact that she discloses
s- all the blind gropings of a pent-up
ie girl's soul, uncovering and discov
a- ering many things, is what makes
at her book readable, if not instruc
g tive. That she has done this in a
a unique and highly egotistical way
Ld adds to rather than detracts from
y the peculiar charm of her nervous
Snarrative. Her humor, what little
is revealed in her book, is keen,
grotesque as it may be, while her
literary style, it is safe to say, c
equals that of any person of her c
years who is addressing the Eng- f
lish speaking public today, al- E
though it is sometimes uncouth. f
She was in need of a censor in c
places, but had that censor ap
peared and passed upon "The
Story of Mary MacLane" much of I
its grotesqueness would have gone
with the markings of the blue pen
cil and her literary olive would
have lost something of its pun
gency. 1
Mary MacLane is no Cherry
Sister!
ARCHBISHOP CORRIGAN.
Anaconda Standard: Not only
the Roman Catholic hierarchy in
the United States, but the nation
as well, is poorer by the death of
Archbishop Corrigan. He was a
man whose influence was broad
enough to reach beyond the bounds
of the church. He was not alone
a priest; he was a leader among
citizens, a student, a philosopher,
a man of high ability and culture
and one whose efforts-and they
were not ineffective efforts-ever
were directed to the bettering of
humanity. An obedient son of the
Catholic church, an irreproachable
prelate, he knew no narrowness of
sect or creed, but strove always for
the unlifting of man.
Archbishop Corrigan was a nat
ural commander. He possessed
I tact and executive ability, requis
ites to sucbess in the higher walks
of life. Gentleness and cheerful
ness, which Stevenson says out
p rank all other virtues, were his,
while at the same time he was a
e firm and exacting director. It was
l the combination of strength and
1 tenderness in his character that
. marked him for advancement in
e the church. Through it he re
ceived the pallium at an age so
y youthful as to be almost unprece
d dented among archbishops. his
a later career showed that the pope
was justified in the confidence he
,s had in the young priest.
s As metropolitan of the diocese
y of New York, one of the most im
portant dioceses in the world, great
r power was placed in the hands of
. Archbishop Corrigan. How wisely
i. he used that power is shown in
n the many great charitable, religi
I. ous and educational institutions
y that owe their existence to his tire
g less labors. He has left a monu
,r ment in his works-a monument
e that is greater than anything that
1. other hands can erect in memery
e of him.
The statement is frequently
made that "Bryanism is dead," but
is it? We rather think it is a
plant that grows forever. Cain
was afflicted with it, Saul had a
touch of it, Nero "had it bad" and
all the anti-progressionists have
had the same malady, but under
different names. It will rage as
long as "the heathen rage and the
people imagine vain things." The
democratic party will never be a
menace to the republican party
until Bryanism dies. Even then
it is liable to crop out.
If what is told of General Smith
in the Philippines is true, then
General Weyler should interfere in
the interest of humanity. But
then allowance must be made for
anti-imperialistic, anti-war, anti.
republican and anti-truthful stories
emanating from anti-administra
tionists.
The pugilistic world is highly
delighted with the pugilistic United
States senate. It might be a good
thing to appropriate money to buy
grounds adjoining the capitol and
have a mill occasionally.
GOOD ENOUGH.
The Odd Fellows of Livingston
celebrated the recent anniversary
of their grand order with zest and
fervor. A. M. Alderson, the young
est and brightest member of the
family, delivered the annual ad
dress, which was splendid in sen
timent a"nd happy in expression.
The "Kid" paid a glowing tribute
to Odd Fellowship and in conclu
sion said:
This life is a petty thing; it is but the
commencement of a grander career
which lies before us. Odd Fellowship
will make us better here; it will serve to
fit us for the grander life which is to
come. It will teach us to rise above all
petty strife and .mean. groveling cant
and hypocrisy. If we follow its teach
ings we are certain of happiness here
and preservation above. Let us try to
be true Odd Fellows. Let us cast aside
the little things of this life-they are
unimportant. Who doubts the truth of
Gray's immortal lides:
The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power
And all that beauty, all that wealth ere gave.
Await alike the inevitable hour,
The paths of glory lead but to the grave.
On lifetime's pilgrim way let us be
friends; let us love each other, let us
speak and do the truth, for then we will
be Odd Fellows and being Odd Fellows
will we be men.
Berry Howard, the fifth man
tried on the charge of complicity
in the Goebel murder in Kentucky,
has been acquitted. He is the
second to be acquitted and is as
guilty as any of the others, which
means to most people not guilty at
all. Captain Garrett is the other
man who was acquitted. James
Howard and Caleb Powers were
convicted, but have appeals pend
ing. Col. Henry Youtsey accepted
life sentence on first conviction,
convinced that he never would get
justice. Needless to say all these
men are republicans and are suffer
ing because bf their politics. Mapy
fair minded men believe that Goe
bel was the victim- of a feudist
who is still at large.
The same gang who were admir
ers of Aguinaldo are now crying
out when some of his treacherous
e followers receive a slight retribu
tion for the cruelties they have
e practiced on weaker natives anal on
American soldiers. When have
t they remonstrated at the finding of
, headless and mutilated soldiers,
victims of native cruelty?
Boston is going through a siege
s of Sunday blue law revival. Soda,
candy, cigars, fruits and sweet
Smeats of all kinds are absolutely
t prohibited. Luckily the sale of
t baked beans was not interfered
y with or there would have been a
riotous time.
y Great Britain called on her peo
it pie for a war ldan of $160,000,000
a and nearly $1,F00,000,000have been
n subscribed. That doesn't appear
a to indicate that her resources are
d exhausted or her martial ardor
e dampened.
is With a big ygar on in Africa, J.
.e Pierpont Morgan sizing up his
.e roads and steamship lines, and
a Dick Croker selling him milk,
y John Bull looks like a "goner."
nl
Anyhow that Butte genius has
demonstrated the fact tlAt fame.
and fortune' from no condition rise;
she has written well her part, and
there all the spondulax lies.
Mary McLane will not have to
ask subscribers to bring in wood
or pumpkins on account for several
moons. Her profits up to date are
something like $12,000.
The baseball fan will now pro
ceed to heat the atmosphere and
roast the umpire.
Airship stock seems to be the
only stock not soaring to the skies.
SNED A STO.E
.....These Days..... '
The probability is your old one is dilapidated. You need a new
one. We have it. And it's a perfect
JEWEL
Undoubtedly the best on the market. It is absolutely air tight.
We have ranges that bake and heaters that heat. They are the warm
est things out.
HARDWARE
That's our long suit. You Mnay want some most any day. When
you do call around or mail your orders. We are in the business to sell
things and to guarantee satisfaction. That's the short of it. The long
of it-well that's personal.
SHOOTING IRONS
We have big guns and little guns. We are loaded for bear. Arms
enough for a tarantula-wouldn't that kill you?
Sfhe TUG OF WAR
Harnessed and bridled, we are all hitched up. We have collars that
would make a horse laugh. If you had one on your animal he'd have a
good pull.
WAGONS AND BUGGIES
They never get "tired" of running, and they are always within
"reach." Why not "spring" yourself for a buggy. It won't hurt your
pocket book much, and the world will still continue to wagon.
Know the TALMAGE Red Lodge,
Plece? Mont.
Haskin's Educator.
Recently a certain
man bought a fancy
Riding Bridle at a
neighboring town for
$3.50. On seeing one
of exactly same style
in my store, he asked
the price
My answer, x3.00.
This is a true story.
I have more of them.
Moral: Buy your
goods at my store
and save 17 percent.
. Yours faithfully,
HIRAM HASKIN.
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