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Official Paper of Silver Bow County.
FRIDAY, APRIL, 14, 1899.
The Jeffersonian banquets Held in vari
ous parts of the country last night dem
onstrate beyond a doubt that the demo
cratic party will be hopelessly divided in
the campaign of 1900, unless a compro
mise is effected that will bring the two
wings of that organization together on
common ground. If political symptoms
amount to anything, the breach between
the two rival factions is wider today
than ever before, and can be healed only
by the exercise of groat diplomacy an
tact. It is evident that matters have j
reached a point where neither side can
be coerced into a quiet submission to a
platform of principles that is not ex
pressive of its views.
In refusing to attend the Croker ban
quet, Mr. Bryan served notice on the
single standard wing of the democracy
that he would concede nothing to his
party opponents. To have attended that
function would have been to promote
party harmony at the expense of his
presidential aspirations, for Mr. Bryan
can never become a compromise candi
date. Ho must stand squarely upon the
platform of 1S96 or step down and out.
It is therefore good politics on his part
to refuse the olive branch from the single
standard democrats. He can afford to
accept nothing but their unconditional
, i
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The logical outcome of the situation
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points to the retirement of Mr. Bryan 1
in the interests of harmony between the
two wings of the party, and the nontina- j
tion of a compromise candidate on a plat
form that does not declare for the free
coinage of silver, or the nomination of
Bryan and a party split in twain. Two
years ago Mr. Bryan had the support of
3,000,000 silver republicans and populists,
and went down to defeat on account of
the democrats who would not endors
platform upon which he stood.
As the democrats have repudiated the j
fusion idea as bad politics, and will not |
co-operate politically with the organiza- |
tions which rendered them material as-|
sistanco in 1896, Mr. Bryan would suffer ]
a great loss of strength as the nominee of
1900. Existing conditions would contrib
ute largely to the fighting capacity of the
single standard democrats, and in all
probability the splendid showing made
by the silver men in 1896 could not be re
In the main, Mr. Bryan lias shown an
uncompromising spirit along financial
lines, but last night in his Milwaukee
speech he made a most remarkable con
cession, as the leader of the silver cause,
in that he stated that "while it is un
necessary to discuss the question of ratio
until some other ratio is proposed, it may
not be out of place to suggest that 16 to 1, I
being the ratio at which the present gold j
and silver coin circulate, it is the natural
ratio at which (he mints should be re
opened.'' It will strike the average ad
vocate of free coinage as somewhat re
markable that Mr. Bryan should deem a
discussion of the ratio as at any time
"unnecessary," when discussing bimetal
lism, for he has often declared that it
was the real gist of the question when in
Issue. Besides some other ratio has been
proposed, and repeatedly propos d,
namely, a ratio based on the market
value of silver. And there is something
uncanny and unnatural in the apology j
implied that "it may not be out of place 1
to suggest" that 16 to 1 is the proper
thing. With 16 to 1 coming merely as a
suggestion from the great silver leader,
prefaced with the apology that it "may
not be out of place" to make it, the fear
Will seize the people that your Uncle
Billy has been reading the Anaconda
Mr. Bryan is an able man. and his cam
paign of 1S96 was a marvel, but no man
is large enough to unify the silver forces
of this nation on any platform that omits j
(lie ratio of 16 to 1, however vociferously
it may declare for the abstract principle
of bimetallism. Democratic sympathy
for the double standard Idea is not well
enough established for that party to
waive any of the fundamental principles
of free coinage and expect a following of
silver men.
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A great deal of tact and skill was
shown in the speeches delivered at the j
Croker ten-dollar banquet in New York :
city last night. As anticipated by the j
Inter Mountain, the policy of that wiilg j
of the party was outlined between the
lines. The objective point of the New
York democrats is to prevent the adop
tion of a .free coinage plank by the na
tional convention in 1900. They will not
insist upon a gold plank, but upon a com
promise that may declare for bimetallism
on general principles, whatever that may
mean, with the free coinage ratio left
They will go to the convention as the
champions of party harmony, placing
upon Mr. Bryan and his friends the re
sponsibility of forcing a division should
division come. They will show that the
united democracy elected a president in
1892 without the help of silver republicans
or populists, and that a divided dcmoc
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racy in 1S96 made possible the election of |
the republican candidate, even though J
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3,000,000 of non-communicants voted the j
.... ... _____.„party
democratic ticket. They will appeal to [
those democrats who want office more
than they do Mr. Bryan to fall into line
for party harmony and democratic peace.
No doubt Mr. Jefferson will be liberally
quoted to that end.
All these deductions can be drawn from
the flow of oratory at the Croker banquet.
They stand out prominently between the
lines. Had the New Yorkers any other
purpose in view than to push the com
promise proposition, they would have
made war on the other wing of the party
with a directness that could not have
been misunderstood. They talked about
the credit of the government, the honest
payment of honest debts, and all that sort
of thing, but no speaker discussed the
relative merits of the single and double
! standard. To have done so would have
been to share with Mr. Bryan the respon
sibility of the friction that will arise in
the national democratic convention over
the financial question.
They prefer to carry an olive branch,
so that in case of defeat it is the olive
■h that has been trampled under foot
by the silver democrats,
division will he justifiable.
and party
They are
planning to make the convention contest
between free coinage and
ion-nut between free coinage
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P°'' t ' cians ' l!loso îse " ^oiktis
] Jud ^ Van Wyck wore his presidential
aspirations quite modestly last night. He
mid standard. Shrewd
dealt with the canal proposition and
other local issues at some length, to align
the state democracy with his candidacy.
He knows that the first step to the presi
dential nomination is to secure a delega
tion from the state of New York, and he
governed himself accordingly. He said
nothing that will prevent the Bryan
democrats from voting for him in case he
should become the nominee of his party
on a compromise platform. No man could
have been more circumspect than be.
The speeches breathed a spirit of party
harmony, not only in what was said hut
in what was left unsaid, that foreshadows
j beyond a doubt the compromise plans'
" hif h thp eastern wing of the democracy
will lay before the
convention in 1900.
national democratic
Arbor day was invented by J. Sterling
Morton of Nebraska, who some years
later ascended to the position of receiver
in charge of th r > United States depart
ment of garden sass, familiarly known
as the agricultural bureau. He kept the
garden seeds in one of the drawers in the
bureau. The bureau had drawers, though
j it was an agricultural proposition and
1 didn't try to put on much style,
Having attained enough fame by in
venting Arbor day to reach the lofty
posit on of dispenser of United States
garden truck. Mr. Morton has recently
tried his hand at inventing a new politi
cal par ty that can be operated on scien
tific principles. He lias not as yet an
nounced how it will ■work, as his caveat
has not been filed, and the machinery has
not been started. If it works as well as
his Arbor day, Mr. Morton's aching for
j the acme of fame will scintillate like a
green bay tree.
Speaking of Arbor day, Governor Smith
of Montana has designated May 9th as
a day to bo sacredly set apart for tree
planting. He says that in the proper ob
servance of that day—
A higher sense of the artistic and beau
tiful is thus begotten in our people and
that proper spirit of pride in our homes
and cities and our state is encouraged
and fostered.
j Let the citizens of Butte solemnly
: weigh these words. If they want to have
j " a higher sense of the artistic and beauti
j f u l" begotten in tiiis community, let them
tiu planting political ambitions and try
trees awhile. If they want to acquire
pride in their homes, and in the city in
which they live, let them quit using
oyster cans precipitating copper for
scenery and fall back on the Helena plan
of using trees. For once let Butte observe
Arbor day. It will greatly please his ex
cellency. If no one can find any trees to
plant, or any place to plant them, some
one can at least find something with a
stick in it and use the stick. Do not for
get Arbor day.
After Waving been three times the nomi
nee of his party for the presidency of the
: United States, and twice elected, Grover
1 Cleveland was not invited to participate
I in the historical banquets given by his
in honor of Thomas Jefferson. No
man ever had a more phenomenal rise in
political life or a harder fall. As a man
of destiny he rode upon the top wave of
public favor.
Commencing his public career as a
county sheriff, he was discovered by John
Kelly while serving as mayor of Buffalo
and trotted out as available timber for
the governorship of New York. Luck
came his way in extraordinary large in
voices, and surrounded him with condi
tions that made him. the logical candidate
of his party for the presidency in 1884.
Despite the opposition of Kelly, and other
friends to whom lie owed his advent into
state politics, he was nominated; and then
the guardian angel that was steering his
fortunes into the white house loosened
the tongue of old man Burchard at a
critical moment and turned the well bal
anced tide of battle and landed him in
the presidency.
Unanimously renominated by his party
in 1888, he failed to win the goal, only to
gather renewed strength for 1892. Then
! came the beginning of the end. His ca
j administration of affairs became so pro
j nounced as to take away from him the
'- es P cct oE Ul ° P c °P Ie - He relired at the
reer was one that antagonized his best
friends. Suspicion of dishonesty in the
end of his term cordially hated by his
party and energetically condemned by
the people for evils that were beyond his
With the possible exception of James
Buchanan, no president ever retired from
the white house with fewer friends. Even
Andrew Johnson commanded a large
amount of respect from those who disap
proved of his methods. But Cleveland
became a private citizen amid the frowns
of a disappointed and disgusted populace.
And now, almost upon the threshold of
another national campaign, when Politi
cal banquets are shaping the policies of
the party to which he belongs, ther0 are
none so poor as to do reverence to this
ancient man of destiny. Alas, for the
fickleness of fame!
, When Col. Bryan stated last night that
j the republican party has demanded the
' raising of a standing army of 100,000 men.
Readers of the Associated Press reports
of the Croker banquet will not be sur
prised to learn that "some confusion, was
caused l>y some of the diners stripping
the tables of flowers and ribbons and
throwing them to the women in the
boxes." The natural tendency of the
Tammany democracy to steal everything
within reach could not be resisted even
at a public banquet.
j proved that he knows no more about
the republican party than the Anaconda
Standard knows about New York politics.
If the election of Mr. McCarthy is an
endorsement of the democratic city plat
form, what Is the defeat of Messrs. Lewis
and Normoyle an endorsement ofT
Let no republican be deceived by the
alleged promise of Hon. W. A. Clark that
in the event of his admission to the sen
ate lie will favor a protective duty on
wool. Mr. Clark believes in free wool. He
has made speeches all over Montana in j
favor of free wool. His paper, the Butte !
Miner, has always advocated free wool |
and endorsed the Wilson bill which pro- i
vided for free wool. The Miner has never J
avowed a change of heart on the subject, j
Mr. Clark since his alleged election has |
never promised to work for a tariff on j
wool. He is a free trader out and out j
except probably as to lead and sugar and
before he embarked in the sugar business
he was in favor of free sugar. The truth
is Mr. Clark is a democrat and can't help
being a free trader. He still believes in
free trade though, like his paper, the
Miner, and his other journalistic advo
cate. the Standard, he does not proclaim
his belief. The Standard never endorsed
the wool clause of the Dingley bill any
more than did the Miner or Mr. Clark.
They are all tarred with the same Cobden
club—Grover Cleveland stick. If old Cob
den were alive and a citizen of this coun
try he would be the favorite candidate
of the Miner and Standard and Mr. Clark
for the presidency. Let no republican in
Montana who is interested in the wool
tariff take any stock in democratic prom
ises of protection to wool. It is that sort
of protection which a wolf would give to
a lamb or a hawk to a dove. Mr. W. A.
Clark will never vote for protection to
wool in the United States senate nor will
any other democrat from this state ever
so vote in that body.
Says the Miner this morning:
It may be confidently asserted that the
greatest interest the people of Butte have
in the pending litigation over the Boston
and Montana is to see the matter settled
upon some basis that will allow the mines
and smelters of the company to start up.
The Inter Mountain begs to demur to
that. The greatest interest the people of
Butte have in the pending litigation is
that absolute justice shall be done to all
contending parties and that no legal
Lights may be abrogated or abridged. The
principle of equal and exact justice is
paramount to every other consideration
personal or otherwise. Each side to the
controversy claims to be actuated by a
desire to achieve what is just and proper
and therefore the greatest interest of the
people of Butte and their chief desire is
that the final determination of the issues
by the courts shall do no man a wrong,
jeopardize no property right and unjustly
deprive no corporation of a foot of ground
or a dollar's worth of invested capital. It
is justice more than wages that the peo
ple of Butte ask in this matter.
On good authority it is stated that Mr.
John Lavell is slated for the office of
chief of police. In many respects "Jack"
Lavell, as lie is known, will make a first
class officer. We believe him to be honest
and we know him to be capable. When
ever lie goes after a man to make an
arrest, the arrest will be made. Lavell
is absolutely fearless, and would as soon
look down a gunbarrel as at a pretty
girl. He has been a faro dealer in his
time, but was always a square one, and
now that he lias quit and is going to be
a public official we expect he will be
equally square in the performance of his
work. At least ho will not take money
to neglect his duty, nor will he be the
proprietor of three faro games running
contrary to law, as was the ease with the
last republican city marshal. He will
also be an enemy of the criminal classes
and will, let it be hoped, drive out of
Butte the professional thieves and graft
ers and fighters who have furnished the
General Insurance
Surety Bonds
Real Estate
Office: 19 New Bee Hive Building
police court with most of its business for
the past four years.
Says a dispatch describing the gold
democratic banquet in New York last
Mr. Croker held a levee just before the
regular speechmaking began. Mr. Croker
shook hands cordially with everybody
and smiled as man after man congratu
lated him upon the success of the dinner.
Fancy the kid gloved democracy of the
nation at the feet of the coarse and ob
noxious corruptionist and bulldozer who
is little, if any, better in his political
methods than Boss McKane. Think of
reputable democratic statesmen fawning
upon the ignorant and pompous creature
at the head of the Tammany gold demo
crats simply because if they do not he
will crush them like eggshells in the next
municipal and state conventions.
With ruthless' disregard of the Ana
conda Standard's feelings. William Jen
nings Bryan last night declared rather
faintly for a 16 to 1 ratio, at least in the
absence of any suggestion of a different
ratio. It is evident that Mr. Bryan has
stopped his subscription to the Standard
and is taking the (Miner in place of it. He
has been troubled with insomnia for some
time and knows what is good for himself.
A New Store
Just Opeucil, With a Complete Liuo cf
And other Leading Brands of Canned
Staple and Fancy Groceries
A line of Choice Meats that will do you
good to look at. Fresh Vegetables every
HO W. Park Street.
DICK P. SU'ITON, Manager. Phone 13
The Clever and Laughable Burlesque,
Headed by
And her clever company of 30 Burlesque
Artists, also introducing a strong Olio
of Eastern Specialty Artists, as follows:
Sommers and Neville, Rossley and Ros
telle, the La Rose Brothers, Milly La Foy,
Harry Hagar, Charles Daly, Vifanti, Sis
son and Wallace and Miss Lulu Sutton.
G. O. McFarland, Mgr. 'Phone 547.
Three Nights—Commencing on
Sunday, April 16.
Opening witli Matinee Sunday
America's Foremost Comedian
With his merry associates in the Hilar
ious Farce,
Prices, 25e, 50c, 75c and $1. Seats on
sale Saturday morning.
Marcus Daly. J. B. llaggin. M. Bonahoe.
Marcus Daly & Co.,
Butte - - - - Montana.
Transact a general banking business.
Sell exchange available on the principal
cities of the United States and Europe.
Collections promptly attended to.
JOSEPH V. LONG, Cashier.
Madge Lessing
High-Grade Cigars
*»35 3 > l»i ?S€ cf ct-s*
The Great Wall
Around the
Chinese Empire
A work of ages, one of the seven <
wonders of t lie world, would have !
looked quite different had it been ;
papered with some of the beauti
ful patterns of
That, adorn the wall3 of many homes
of taste and refinement In Butte.
It's not at all singular either, for
most all of the high class work in
this line is done by artists of ability
in the employ of
14 West Broadway
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Under State Supervision.
5 Per Cent Interest Payable
Quarterly Paid on Deposits.
— Money to Loan on
----Real Estate...
Trustees—Lee Mantle, president; ChaJ.
Schatzlein, vice president; Fayette Har
rington, treasurer: Charles R. Leonard,
attorney; A. B. Clements, secretary;
F. Aug. Helnzc, Henry Mueller, Frank
JOHN A. CREIGHTON........President
G. W. STAPLETON......Vice President
T. M. HODOENS..................Cashier
Stato Savings Bank
Paid In Capital ......... $100.008
Surplus and Undivided I'roflts.... 50,008
Corner Main and Park Streets, Butte.
Under State Supervision and Jurisdiction.
Interest Paid on Deposits.
Sells exchange available In all the
principal cities of the United States and
Europe. Collections promptly attended
DIRECTORS—J. A. Creighton. Omaha;
G. W. Stapleton. A. H. Barret. E. D.
Leavitt, S. V. Kemper. T. M. Hodgens.
Andrew J. Davis................President
James A. Talbot..........Vice President
E. B. Weirlck......................Cashier
George Stevenson......Assistant Cashier
A General Ban ting Ensi o TranssHijl
We draw direct on all the principal
cities of Europe and issue our own let
ters of credit, available in all parts of tha
Special attention given to collections. ]
W. A. Clark.
J. Boss Clark.
W. A. Clark & Bro
(Successors to Clark & Larable.)
Transacts a General Banking Business.
Buy Gold Dust. Gold Bars, Silver Bui«
lion and Local Securities.
Boxes for rent in the only Safety De
posit Vault in the city.
Sell exchange available In all of the
principal cities of the United States and
Special attention given to collections.

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