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Issued Every Evening:, Except Sunday.
M. A. BERGER. Manager.
26 West Granite street. Butte City, Mont.
Per year, by mail, in advance ......*7 SO
By carrier, per month .............. 75
Semi-Weekly, per year, in advance.. 2 00
Subscriber» who do not receive the
paper regularly are requested to notify
this office.
Official Paper of Silver Bow County.
The highest wisdom of the ancient phil
osophers was often expressed in the form
of parables, and while we do not mean to
imply that there is anything antique in
the methods of the Butte Miner it is
nevertheless true that ably edited expon
ent of democracy often gets nearer to
the truth through a carefully constructed
joke than when it labors under the pangs
of political solemnity. This morning it
The eastern portion of the republican
press is at great trouble to show that the
democratic party is sure to make silver
the one and only leading issue in next
year's campaign. The western portion of
the press is at great pains to show that
the democratic party is going to side
track silver. Between the two the demo
cratic party ought to be able to strike
some sort of an average and attend to
the matter so that it will be satisfactory
to the eastern and western ends of the
The suggestion that "the democratic
party ought to be able to strike some sort
of an average" on the silver question con
tains more truth than poetry. It is pre
cisely what the leaders of that political
organization are figuring on at the pres
ent time. For local reasons the eastern
republican press would be delighted to
see the democracy reaffirm its position of
1S96 on the question of free coinage,
knowing that such a course would again
antagonize a large element in that party
and to that extent assist in its undoing.
No doubt it would strengthen the repub
lican candidates for state, county and
municipal offices in many of the eastern
states, were the democracy to declare for
the free and unlimited coinage of silver
and gold at a ratio of 16 to 1, by the
independent action of the United States.
Hence, a disposition on the part of the
newspapers in that section to encourage
the democracy to be loyal to the princi
ples to which it pledged its sacred honor
in 1896. Such encouragement would not
be offered did not the conduct of the
democratic leaders Indicate a purpose to
place silver in the background, and there
by strengthen their party lines in the
anti-silver localities in the east. The
eastern republicans want to hold the de
mocracy to its platform declarations of
3896 in order to profit locally from the
Sentiment against free coinage.
The silver republicans of the west, rec
ognizing the discreditable efforts of the
democratic leadership to subordinate the
Silver issue and place it in the back
ground, deplore the fate that has over
taken the white metal through the
treachery of its assumed friends. They
realize that while the democracy may de
flare for-bimetallism in general terms, as
lit did in 1892, which would have no higher
meaning in a practical sense than to
bunco the well meaning voters of the
silver states, it has placed free coinage
in the background and through the dec
laration of its leadership eliminated that
issue from the campaign of 1900.
Since the defeat of Bryan in 1896, plans
ïo "strike some sort of an average" on
the silver question which would reunite
the democratic party have been under
consideration. This "sort of an average"
bas been struck. It was the striking of
that "average" that brought Tammany
to the support of Bryan, after having de
clared that under no circumstances would
St tolerate a platform expression in favor
of 16 to 1; it was that "average" that has
reunited the gold and silver wings of the
democracy, until they are billing and
cooing like turtle doves after a feast of
fresh worms from a new dunghill. It was
that "average" that sounded the death
knell of free coinage for many long years
to come. That "average" serves a dual
purpose—it is the tombstone which the
leaders of the so-called silver democracy
Dias erected over the grave of free coin
age, and it is a monument to democracy's
everlasting and over-powering appetite
for office.
It is said that the national democratic
Committee is considering the propriety of
calling His convention as early as Febru
ary next, several months In advance of
the usual time for bolding stKffi political
conclaves. Not knowing Which way the
cat will jump the Anaconda Standard
does not express any opinion a& to the
advisability or non-advisability of a mid
winter convention—fearing that it might
be a cold day when it gets left—but it
emits the following glow of light on the
The advocates of the early convention
declare it will be highly advantageous to
adopt a platform as soon as possible in
order to perfect the democratic organiza
tion and bring together the various ele
ments of the party.
So it seems that the Inter Mountain
was right, after all, when it said that an
effort was being made to reunite the
opposing wings of the democracy, and
that it was the intention to effect that re
union through the character of the plat
form adopted. Here we have it in black
and white that an early convention Is
being seriously considered by the national
committee to "adopt a platform as soon
as possible" that the party organization
may be perfected by reuniting the dis
cordant factions!
Will the Standard Inform an anxious
public if this movement for an early con
j vent Ion, in order to get a platform adc.pt
{ ed "as soon as possible," means the re
adoption of the plank declaring for the
free and unlimited coinage of silver and
gold, at a ratio of 16 to 1, by the inde
pendent action of the United States? Is
it necessary to reaffirm this principle as
"soon as possible" in order to "bring to
gether the various elements of the par
ty?" If the platform of 1896 holds good
until another one is adopted, and the
"various elements" are to be reunited on
that platform, why the agitation in favor
of a convention in February? Why not
let the old platform soak in?
Had it not been for the free silver
plank of 1896 there now would be no
"various elements" to "bring together."
The party would have been united. Are
we to understand that the only way these
elements can be reunited is for the de
mocracy to meet early and readopt the
platform that caused the split? Or, is the
early convention plan a scheme to place
free coinage in the background, and re
nominate Colonel Bryan on a platform
agreeable to the gold democrats?
The Standard ought to be able to throw
some light on the situation. Before the
democrats of Montana assent to the idea
of holding their primaries and county
and state conventions in January, doing
their hurrahing with their mittens on,
in preparation for a national convention
in February, they will have to be enlight
ened as to the necessity of re-affirming
the free coinage plank of 1S96 before the
spring thaw. Some of the more inquisi
tive ones will look upon a convention held
in the woodpile season as indicating that
a colored gentleman may be sequestered
between the knots. However, there seems
to be opposition to the early convention.
The Standard continues:
It is urged on the other hand, however,
that it will be impossible for the admin
istration to end the war in the Philip
pines as early as February—that it will
be better on every account to wait until
May or June and see what happens.
From the foregoing it seems that those
who oppose a February convention are
actuated only by the noble motives that
led Micawber to wait for something to
turn up. Anxiety to see "what happens,"
in order to know just what sort of princi
ples to advocate in their platform, is in
deed a strong motive for holding a late
convention. For the democracy to adopt
a platform before the war ended, declar
ing it a failure, as it did a Short time be
fore the close of the rebellion, and then
witness the triumplh of American arms
and the pacification of the insurgents be
fore election day rolled around, would
give the healthiest Jeffersonian in the
land a permanent cinch on the stomach
ache. By May or June the democracy
may reach the conclusion that anti-im
perialism isn't what it is cracked up (o
be, and that some other paramount issue
is a long felt want.
Though the Standard informs us that
"some of the members are said to be in
favor of calling the convention as early
as February," it gives the comforting as
surance that the matter will not be set
tled until Chairman Jones returns from
Europe, and the committee gets together
in October or November for conference.
So Montana democrats will have an op
portunity to do their fall plowing and
bail their hay before they begin to string
wires for delcgateships to the national
Having issued his ultimatuirt, refusing
to make the concessions demanded by
Great Britain, President Kruger of the
South African republic, openly invites
the red-handed miseries of war. Tt may
be that peace ean be maintained, through
the diplomacy and tact which has all
along characterized the consideration of
the vexed questions in issue, but it looks
as if the gathering storm of war was
about to burst upon the people.
While popular sympathy may be with
the hard-headed president of the Boers,
J on * he grounds that he represents the
j fighting strength, it by no means
j follows that he is right and Great Britain
wrong. One cannot carefully weigh the
propositions in controversy without feel
ing that the- English diplomats have
dealt justly in their demands and tliat
Kruger has imposed impossible condi
tions upon them.
Great Britain has asked for a broaden
ing out of the limits of liberty to the
residents of the Transvaal, to winch they
are undoubtedly entitled from every hon
orable and just point of viefv. President
Kruger lias acted, along narr^W linlp,
seeking to perpetuate existing ^Justice
and denying the right of the United Kirfg
dom to interfere. A clearer at^l fuj/yr
understanding or the merits of the situ
ation, which war will bring out 1 " canrfht
fail to arouse American sentiment jn
favor of the attitude which G regt Brit
ain has assumed and will no doubt stead
fastly maintain.
Reports from a number of y ostein
states indicate that men are in tjie fiejd
collecting monev for the ostensible pur
pose of aiding the democracy in its tight
for the silver cause. Presumably these
men will make an effort to "work" Mon
tana, and it is time to enter a protest
against this system of obtaining money
under false pretenses.
While assuming a friendship for silver,
in order to- prevent the silver men within
Hsr ranks'- from breaking away in dis
gust, the democracy, as an organized
«-body-, is tl»e most* treacherous and insidi
,ous enemÿÆie white metal ever had., It
did oot champion free coinage until com
pelled tocj^o^o,11) y the exigencies of a
•situation'that; left that party no other
issue upon which to wage a political
contest, and when it went down to defeat
under the party broils engendered by its
spasm of virtue,'it immediately'started
on the.back track and is today planning
available methods to let go the cham
pionship of the white metal without ad
vertising its glaring inconsistencies Jo
the world.
In sending out emissaries to collect
money from the unsuspecting the democ
racy is perpetrating a great wrong upon
the people. To trifle with the public in
t'he handling of a great questions bad
enough—to collect money to assist th$m
in the work of betrayal is worse."^Let no
man contribute a cent to aid the democ
racy in the woik of placing silver in the
background. >> j
— --- - . -- -
The democrats of Ohio will hold their
state convention in Zanesville toffiorrdif,
and the millionaire candidate for gover
nor, John R. McLean, is on the ground
with a full force* of retainers afrd for
men. His henchmen are shouting for re
form, at so much per shout, and the at
mosphere around the great financial
nabob is lurid with anti-monopoly, anti
trusts, and anti everything else from
which the delicately attuned conscience
of the millionaire instinctively shrinks."
It was a democratic candidate for office
who once upon a time took his audience
into his confidence as to his personal
habits, and made a clean breast of it by
exclaiming: "For honeshty, intigrity and
raforrum, Oi bate the divll, so Oi do!"
So it was with democracy's millionaire
candidate for the gubernatorial nomina
tion in Ohio. He is hard to beat within
democratic circles, when it comes to the
diffusion of those virtues so dear to the
bourbon heart. McLean will make it in
teresting for his democratic opponents
tomorrow, and if he gets away with the
nomination they will return the compli
ment on election day.
The address of President McKinley in
Pittsburg, welcoming the Tenth Pennsyl
vania volunteers, ought to pass iriip his
tory as a monument to the courageous
loyalty of the chief executive. It was a
splendid review of the situation, à glow
ing tribute to the brave men who breast
ed the dangers of war, a presidential
acknowledgement of responsibility in the
management of affairs, a strong defense
of the attitude of the government! a plea
for loyalty jind a condemnation of cop
peTheadism in all its forms. In speaking
of the ownership of the Philippines he
Peace brought us the Philippines by
treaty cession from Spain. The senate of
the United States ratified the treaty.
Every step taken was in obedience to the
requirements of legislation. It became
our territory and is ours as much as the
Louisiana purchase or Texas or Alaska.
After speaking of the forbearance that
had toeçn shown the natives and the de
sire to surround them and their interests
■with evbry .safegurad, and how it Anally
became necessary to repel their unwar
ranted aggressions, the president said:
I take all'the* responsibility for that
direction. Otis only executed the orders
of his government and the soldiers, un
der great provocation to strike back,
obeyed. Until the treaty was ratlfled we
had no authority beyond Manila-city,
bay and harbor. We then had no other
title to defend, no authority beyond that
to maintain, jäpain was still in posses
sion of the remainder of the archipelago
Spain had sued for peace. The truce and
treaty were not concluded. The first
blow was struck by the Insurgents. Our
kindness was reciprocated with cruelty,
our mercy with a Mauser. The flag of
truce was invoked only to be dishonored.
Our soldiers were shot down when minis
tering to wounded Filipinos. Our human
ity was interpreted as weakness, our for
bearance as cowardice. They assailed
our sovereignty and there will be no use
less parley—no pause until the insurrec
tion is suppressed and American author
ity acknowledged and established. The
misguided followers in rebellion have
only charity and pity.
The situation could have not been more
clearly stated than in the foregoing had
the president talked for hours. Every
copperhead in the land ought to bow his
head in shame.
To the everlasting credit of the south
it may be said that the copperhead senti
ment so rampant in the democracy of
tiie north is not wholly endorsed. South
ern newspapers put the rag-chewing cop
perhead sheets of the north to shame In
their magnificent loyalty to the cause of
the nation when the country is engaged
in war. What a splendid contrast be
tween the editorial utterances of the An
aconda Standard and the Helena Inde
pendent and the following from the
Nashville AmericaH:
If there ever was a time in the history
of the United States when the true-blue
American citizen should show bis love
of country it is at this juncture. On the
blood-stained fields of Luzon thousands
of our countrymen are heroically battling
under the Stars and Stripes. Scores of
our brave boys are pouring out their life
blood that the honor and glory of their
native land may be maintained. Other
thousands are being*'rushed across the
seas to carry forward the banner of hu
man liberty and (Christian civilization.
Still otiier thousands' are flocking to the
recruiting stations* ready and anxious to
be ijent where the battle rages. But there
are spots on* the horizon. There are
skulkers in the rear, and they are, by
their utterances and actions, giving en
couragement to the foe. They are en
deavoring by every mean« in their power
to impress the world with the idea that
the United States is parrying on an un
just war upon a weak and defenseless
people. They are picturing the treach
erous Malay chieftatwäs a second George
Washington (God save-the mark!) strug
gling for the liberty öfe his people. Every
man, every soldier, wjjio is doing his part
to win the fight is held up as an "impe
rialist" or an .enemy of his country.
Every lie that ingenuity can invent is
made use of to harass the Americans at
the front and those who are trying to
aid their efforts by giving them a loyal
support at home. It is time to hold the
men who are thus encouraging tlm ene
mies of oUr country up to public scorn.
Tlitre should be no more temporizing
with those who are firing upon our sol
diers from the rear while they are so
heroically battling with the Ta-gals in
the front. As long as the struggle) is in
progress he who is not for us is against
us. There can be no middle ground.
Whatever men may think as to the final
disposition of the Philippines, this is not
the time to settle that question. As long
as American soldiers are being butch
ered by a half-savage foe, it is the duty
of every American to stand loyally by
the flag of his country. Those who are
not willing to give it full allegiance,
under existing circumstances, are not
worthy to enjoy the benefits vouchsafed
to those who live under it.
A useful wax.-li.ke material which Is not
sticky is made by Herr E. Schliemann of
Hamburg, by forcing air through molten
resin and paraffine. He gets even better
results by using as oxidizing agetits not
onlj r air but nitric acid chromates or per
manganate of potash.
Airship designers may seek a naviga
ble balloon in three directions—by an im
itation of the flight of birds, by balloons
of various shapes, and by aeroplanes. Dr.
Barton of the British Aeronautical soci
ety believes the problem will be solved
through a combination of the .second and
third methods. He has constructed such
a machine consisting of a cigar-shaped
balloon, with a horizontal and a vertical
aeroplane, and finds that the balloon may
not only be steered but has its buoyancy
regulated without ballast or loss of gas.
French railway, cars as now construct
ed, with most of the metal parts of alum
inum, are 3,000 pounds lighter than old
The Mendel treatment of consumption,
now being eagerly watched in Europe,
consists of daily Injections into the bron
chial tubes of olive oil containing essence
of eucalyptus, thyme and cinnamon. The
oil slowly descends into tire upper part
of the lungs. , It saturât«« the air
breathed with vapor, 'apt this acts on
The San Francisco
Work Guaranteed and Prices Reasonable.
Teeth Extracted Without Pain. Parties at a
distance given five days notice.
14 "West Petris. St.
The busy housewife has no time to con over the advertisements In a
morning paper. I¥ she has, she cannot arrange her housework In a moment
so that she can go down town to take advantage of the bargains offered.
When she reads of bargains in an evening paper, however, she makes pre
parations to start early next morning, and a large percentage of those early
morning shoppers who struggle for the first places at the bargain counters
are the readers of the evening paper, and not. as might be supposed, the
readers of the morning paper.—Binghamton (N. T.) Herald.
the mucous membrane as far as the air
penetrates. In the sixteen case3 of tuber
culosis and two of bronchitis thus far
treated, lessening or cessation of cough
and expectoration was noted within a
week or two, with a return of sleep, appe
tite and strength.
FOR final discharge of bank
111 the District Court of the United States
for the District of Montana.
In the matter of William H. Henry,
Notice is hereby given that on the 26th
day of August. A. D., 1899, in the above
entitled court William H. Henry filed
his petition for a tihal discharge, and
that the said court fixed the 11th day of
September, A. D„ 1899, at 10 o'clock in the
forenoon, at the court mom of said court,
in the city of Butte, Silver Bow county,
Montana, as the time and place of hear
ing such petition, at which time and
place all persons interested may appear
and offer objections, If any they have,
why said petition should not be granted
and said petitioner discharged.
Witness, the Eonorable Hiram Knowles,
judge, and the seal of said court, affixed
at Helena, in said district, this 28th day
of August, A. D., 1899.
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Second Judicial District of the State of
Montana, In and for Silver Bow County.
In the matter of the estate of P, A.
Largey, deceased.
W. F. Cobban having filed his petition
herein praying for an order authorizing
and directing Lulu F. Largey, as admin
istratrix of the estate of said deceased,
to execute and deliver a deed of convey
ance under a certain agreement hereto
fore executed by order of this court for
the sale of certain real estate of said de
cedent for the purposes therein set forth.
It is therefore ordered by the judge of
said court that all persons interested In
the estate of said deceased appear be
fore the said district court on Saturday,
the 23d day of September, A. D. 1S99, at 2
o'clock p. m. of said day, at the court
room of said district court, at the court
house in the said county of Silver Bow,
to show cause why an order should not
be made granting said petitioner the re
lief prayed for in said petition, together
with such other and further order in the
premises as shall be necessary.
It is further ordered that a copy of this
order be published at least four successive
weeks in the Inter Mountain, a newspa
per printed and published in the said
county of Silver Bow, at least once in
each week, and that a copy of this order
be served upon Lulu F. Largey, adminis
tratrix of the estate of said P. A. Largey,
deceased, at least 30 days before the said
day of hearing.
Dated this 19th day of August, A. D.
By the court:
District Judge.
Attorney for Petitioner.
Is to save you money on groceries, but
has any one told you how cheap I sell
ether goods?
1 Bottle Ink .............'......... ..... 5c
2 Packages of Envelopes............... 5c
1 Dozen Lead Pencils ............. ioc
1 Coffee Mill ........ ,...50c
1 Lunch Basket.......... .'...15c
12 Dozen Clothes Pins .............. ,.25c
1 Clothes Line .......................... joc
1 Large Granite Wash Basin ..........25c
Crimp Bottom Lamp Chimneys........ 5 C
Chamber Pails .............'.........,.!25c
1 Bottle Sewing Machine Oil ...........ioc
Splendid Oil Cans (1 gal.) ..............25c
15 No. 5 Copper Bottom Boilers, eacn..85c
1 12-Quart Tin Paii .....................«5c
1 Kitchen Saw, best steel..............
1 Kitchen Cleaver, best steel....... üüsöc
36 Boxes Matches.............,....... '.'.2öc
2 Boxes Shoe Blacking ............5c
Funnels, each.......'....... .......5c
1 Scale, weighs up to 50 pounds .!!.!.!*25c
1 Pair Porpoise Shoe Lacers...........5 C
6 Packages Washing Powder .... 25c
1 Mop Stick........................ !!! 15c
331 East Park S tree«, Butte
G. O. McFarland. Mgr. 'Phone 547.
One solid week of fun, commencing
America's favorite fun-maker,
Assisted by the only lady hypnotist,
Complete change of programme nightly
PRICES;—25c, 35c, 5o c . *
A Pane of Glass
Any size you may require, can be
had of us at a minute's notice.
Han to
Put It In
If you like, or we will throw in
putty and point« and you can do
your own glazing.
A Summer
Full of Winter
As this one has been, Is a continual
reminder that windows without
glass are not just the thing in
A Window
Full of Glass
Will serve your purpose much fet
ter. We have it in all sizes.
14 W. Broadway.
Under State Supervision. ,-ÿ
Pays 5 per cent, on savings depos- 0
its, interest compounded quarterly.
Pays 7 per cent, on time certifi- 0
cates of deposit, not subject to : ,C
check. •}»
Issues savings certificates on build- 0
ing and loan plan .with definite time $
of maturity and definite payments, 0
Loan-s on real estate to be repaid : ,\i
in monthly installments running
from One to Ten Years, to suit bor- 3*
Trustees—Lee Mantle, president; 0
Chas. Schatzlein, vice president; j111
Fayette Harrington, treasurer;
Charles R. Leonard, attorney; A. B
Clements,secretary; F. Aug. Heinze,
Henry Mueller. Frank W. Haskins, 0
James H. Monteitli. 0
John A. Creighton.........President if
G. W. Stapleton......Vice President 0
T. M. Hodgens...............Cashier $
Paid in Capital ..............*100,000
Surplus and Undivided profits 50,000
Under state supervision and Juris
diction. Interests paid on deposits.
Sells exchange available in all the
principal cities of the United States
and Europe. Collections promptly
attended to .
Transact General Banking Business
Directors— J. A. Creighton, Oma
ha; G. W. Stapleton, A. H. Barret,
E. D. Leavitt, S. V. Kemper, T. M.
Cor.Main and Park Sts.,Butte

W. A. Clark.
J. Ross Clark
(Successors to Clark & Larabie.)
Transact aeneral Banking Business
Buy gold dust, gold bars, silver
bullion and local securities.
Boxes for rent in the only safety
deposit vault in the city.
Sell exchange available in all of
the principal cities of the United
States and Europe.
Special attention given to collec
Andrew J. Davis..........President
James A. Talbot......Vice President
E. B. Weirlok................Cashier
George Stevenson....Assist. Cashier
Transact General Banking Business
Foreign Exchange—We draw di
rect on all the principal cities of Eu
rope and issue our own letters of
credit, available in all parts of the
world. Special atetntion given to
27 North Main Street, Butte ;>)J
11. Daly n. Donahoe W. L. Moyer
Daly, Donahoe & Moyer |
(Successors to Marcus Daly & Co.) iv
Transact General Banking Business S
- 0
Accounts of firms and individuals 0
solicited. Drafts drawn on all prin- 0
cipal cities of the United States
and Europe. Special facilities for
handling collections on all points, g*
Manager. Cashier. ^
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