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paper regularly are requested to notify
this office.
Official Paper of Silver Bow County.
There is a marked tendency on the part
of the democratic press to strengthen
their political lines by attacking the pol
icy of England in the controversy now
going on between that country and the
Transvaal. The following from the Butte
Miner of this morning is a sample of the
efforts made to arouse public prejudice,
without reference to the merits of the
ca se :
England should not receive even the
moral support of afree people in her effort
to impose her style of government upon
an unwilling people and to wipe out the
Boer republic.
The purpose of the foregoing is evident.
It is calculated to show the hereditary
enemies of England just where the Miner
"is at." even though it has to misrepre
sent the facts in order to do so. Great
Britain is responsible for enough offenses
in the past, God knows, without shoulder
ing upon her handicaps to which she is
not entitled. In the South African trou
foie, England Is not trying to "impose her |
style of government upon an unwilling !
people," nor is she trying to "wipe out |
the Boer republic." j
As lias heretofore been shown in these ;
columns, England has merely endeavored i
to secure for the foreign settlers in the
Transvaal, who have lived there for
years, huilded homes and invested their
money in the development of its mineral
resources, the rights and privileges which
any republican form of government
ought to guarantee to Us inhabitants.
To carry out the suggestions of the En
glish government, as laid before Presi
dent Kruger, would be to make the Boer
republic a locality in which the rights of
invested capital would be recognized—a
place where the men who have made that
country what it is would have a voice in
Its government.
Matters have been so adjusted through
the machinations of Oom Paul that he
can speculate at will on the energies of
tlie investor, and deny him the right to
participate in the making of the laws
under which he must live, provided he is
not "to the manor born." England has
asked that such men be accorded their
natural rights—Kruger has denied the
request. That is the essence of the cit
uation in the Transvaal.
Under the conditions that exist, the In
ter Mountain maintains that the frothy
agitators in New York, who talk about
raising a regiment to help the Boers fight j
England, and the democratic press,which
lutrl their vicious diatribes without i
knowing or caring for the facts in the
case, do a great injustice to the true sen
timents of the American public.
It ought to be the moral duty of every
good citizen to encourage England in
seeking to liberalize conditions in the
Transvaal, to the end that a free govern
ment may become what it purports to be.
Men who are broad enough to weigh pub
lic questions upon their merits ought to
realize that good can come out of Nazer
elh, and that even Great Britain has the
capacity to do the right thing occasion
ally. ______
In expressing the idea that the future
of the Philippines, Insofar as American
occupancy is concerned, may depend
largely upon their commercial availabil
ity, Senator Carter has called down upon
his head a great many compliments in
the shape of democratic abuse. Unable
to comprehend the business side of a
great national undertaking, in its rela
tionship to the welfare of the people as
a whole, the bourbon press construe the
senator's position as indicating that the
republican party has placed the entire
Philippine question upon a basis of dol
lars and cents. This violent assumption
makes room for long editorial essays on
the moral side of the situation.
When It comes to discussing the moral
side of any public question the democrat
ic newspapers are particularly strong,
though they may handle it in a left
handed manner. In idealizing a treach
erous bandit into a modern George Wash
ington, and throwing the weight of their
Influence against the interests of the flag

under which they live, the bourbon press
have earned the right to chaperone the
good morals of the republic!
Why should they not open their bat
teries upon any public man who has the
temerity to suggest that commercial
and industrial questions may to some ex
tent determine the future course of the
American government in dealing with
the Philippine problem? Having opposed
the business incentives which prompted
the north to prevent a dissolution of the
stales in the early 60's, having opposed
the business side of reconstruction and
the business demand for the resumption
of specie payments, having fought the
vulgar business ambitions of our indus
trial life to secure a protective tariff, it
is eminently proper and perfectly natural
for the democratic leaders to raise their
hands in holy horror when anything
comes to the front remotely suggestive
of a business side to the Philippine ques
tion. The democratic party is not a
business proposition. That is why it so
often gets badly lacerated under the
wheels of progress.
It stands for morals, if its own testl
mony can be relied upon, but puts them j
on exhibition with about as much sue- |
cess as the young man did the beauty of | v
his exceedingly ugly wife. "For heaven's
sake, John," remarked an intimate per
sonal friend, "why did you marry such an
ugly looking woman?" "I would have
you know," retorted John, drawing him
self up to bis full height, with an air of
indignation, "that I married her—not for
her outward beauty, but for her inward
beauty." "Then," remarked his friend,
sinking into a chair in a state of helpless
collapse, "why don't you turn her inside
The oration delivered by Bourke Coek
ran before tlie trust conference in Chi
cago last night will excite widespread
comment, not only on account of the
ideas put forth, but because the speaker
! is one of lhe most prolninc ' nt representa '
lives of the eastern wing* of the demo
j cratic party. Mr. C'ockran claimed that
; evils growing out of the trusts weie
i tine to their management, rather than to
j any inherent principle of wrong. The
j honest stockholders, who are, in fact, the
I corporation, are censured and their rights
! abridged, on account of the manage
| ment of "the concern in which their money
i lias been invested. With greater public
! ity—with the right of the smallest stock
holder to examine the books of the cor
[ poration at will—with laws that will
! peuvent secrecy in the operations of such
combinations of capital—the distinguish
! ed New York democrat thinks tlie exist
j ing evil effects of the trusts could be
I To a certain extent, Mr. Cockran's
' views are entitled to serious public con
sidération. There can be little doubt as J
to the truth of the statement that pub
licity as to plans, purposes and methods,
..." ,, . .. p . ....... ,
with the right of every stockholder to .
examine the books of the concern when ,
he so desires, will do much to cripple the !
harmful capacities ol the trus.. rite cle- .
meats of business secrecy, reserved to
■ „ -, ,i.„
rival concerns, in the nature of things, 1
may with propriety be denied the monop- j
oiy. The trust is a business enterprise
which has developed beyond the stage of
j rivalry, hence publieitj does not place it
j' at mercy of rival concerns. Its rela
i tions to tlie public arc essentially differ
ent from those of competitive business
firms, which afford tlie public the oppor
tunity for choice. The industrial trust,
controlling the business functions of an
industry, is thoroughly familiar with the
operations of the political trust, repre
sented by organized government, and the
"stockholders" in the latter concern have
just as nuir-h right to know all about the
methods pursued by the former.
Mr. H. S. Starr, the unfortunate Cali
fornian, who enlisted under a false name
and went to the Philippines, while out of
his head, has just "come to" while in a
hospital. His friends supposed him
dead, when he mysteriously disappeared,
and will be much relieved by the new
Starr light which makes the matter
clear, Starr is just the man the demo
crats are looking after to prove that the
campaign in the Philippines is a delu
sion. _
The attorney general of Illinois holds
that the Christian Scientists have a
right to practice under the medical laws
of that stale. In some states the power
of mind is exerted to cure people of the
habit, of being cured by the power of
mind, the people being powerfully mind
ful that a mind full of power has no right
to compete with a stomach full of medi
cine which they don't mind.
Up to date the democratic candidates
for governor seem to be State Treasurer
Collins, Governor R. B. Smith, Attorney
General Nolan, State Senator Norris,
General Hoffman, Mayor McCarthy,
Charles Hartman and Jim Brown—with
the rest of the party for second choice.
The leading democratic newspaper of
the west, the Chicago Chronicle, is au
thority for the statement that it is the
republican party that is trying to keep
the silver issue alive, despite the efforts
of the democracy to relegate it to the
rear. From the editorial columns of this
great mentor of the western democracy,
the Inter Mountain makes the following
The republicans want to substitute
dead issues for live ones, and thatJs why
we see the Hanna organs continually
striving to resurrect the silver question
and make it the principal issue of the
campaign, instead of relegating it to a
subordinate position in the programme.
And still tlie Inter Mountain is roundly
censured by the democratic press of Mon
tana because it approves the war policy
of a republican administration, and sees
much to admire in the patriotism and the
ability and the sterling integrity of
F resident McKinley, whose party, ac
cording to the Chronicle, is trying do keep
the democracy from dropping the-free
coinage issue like a red hot poker.! But
the Chronicle, which has done so* much
to promote the political interests of Col
onel Bryan, is in better shape than Wat
son was when he didn't know where he
v as at! It serves not i ee on the republi
can party that its efforts to make the
democracy remember- its pledges of 1S36
will not work. It says:
The democracy is not to be bamboozled
into a contest over an issue which is for
tlie next six years as dead as Juliiis Cae
It is now in order for such 18-karet sil
ver organs as the Anaconda Standard,
the Helena Independent and tlie Butte
Miner to seize their big bourbon contem
porary by the nape of the neck and the
portico of the pantaloons and gently but
fii inly drop it into Lake Michigan. If
half the energy expended by the demo
cratic newspapers of this state on the
Inter Mountain, abusing it for telling the
truth about the bourbon conspiracy
against free coinage, was directed
against the controlling forces of their
own pat ty, for the part they are playing,
they would inspire more confidence in the
sincerity of their professions for silver.
When the democratic beat -garden con
À i
vention was held in Louisville, and Goe
bel's nomination for governor of Ken
tucky was brought about through intim
idation and fraud, the Inter Mountain
took occasion to criticise the undue haste
with which his candidacy was endorsed
by the democratic press of Montana. - But
the voice of the democracy is considered
the voice of God, by those who draw no
distinction between an honest and a
dishonest convention. The support
which Goebel receives in Montana will
do little to offset the defection in his own
state. The better class of democrats are
making it very sultry for the nominee,
J A dispatch under date of the 14th instant
A special to tlie Tribune from Louis
ville, Ky„ says the thermometers of Ken
. , ? ' * , .
tucky during the past two weeks have
, registered never less than 90 diAing the
! day and have been making daily century
runs, sometimes going as high as 105.
. even with this suggestion of hades
and tobacco the weather is not quite as
hot as the campaign, which waxeth more
1 , ...
i and more merry as the mercury climbs
j the tube.
Theodore Hailam, who is ranging over
the state, engaged in the cheerful task
of stirring up the Goebel branch of the
menagerie, started the ball rolling when
in his first speech for Brown he said,
among other things, that he did not
know how old Goebel was, that he had
known him over 20 years and that he
had always looked the same. He then
said that he had never been able to find
any record of Goebel's birth and inti
mated that ho was never born, but
"comes Hitting to earth on bat-like
wings, say once every hundred years, to
work what mischief he can and then re
Colonel W. C. P. Breekenridge in the
Lexington Herald and ex-Congressman
W. C. Owens, the man who defeated
Breckinridge ' in that memorable cam
paign in the old Ashland district when
the women prayed all day of the election
for Breckinridge's defeat, have been
united in this fight on the side of Brown,
and are also making Goebel havè' an in
teresting a time as it is in thqpr power
to give. Goebel therefore took it upon
himself to crush all three in a bunch in a
speech delivered receptly. He began
with Hailam.
"He says I have not changed my ap
pearance in 20 years, does he?" the can
didate remarked from the stump. "Well,
if I had led a life of drunkenness and
debauchery maybe I would have a face
like a piece of cancerous beefsteak. Poor
Theodore! I will say nothing of the
money I put up to send him to a Keeley
institute, and I never had a brother in
the penitentiary."
Goebel then teok up Owens àtnd said
Owens was angry because he himself,
when In the state senate, had favored
some anti-gambling measures "which in
terfered with Owens' business."
"Colonel W. C. Pollard Breckinridge.
I will only mention the name," he re
marked of the silver-tongued orator.
To these pleasant rejoinders the three
were not slow to reply. Colonel Breckin
ridge came out in the Lexington Herald
with a dignified retort. Among other
things he said: "Poor Goebel! one of the*
saddest things to the hunter is to see a*
snake writhing in agony from the poison |
it has injected into itself in mad and f
bootless passion." £
Owens came back from the stump. "1 1
have convicted him of being a liar, thief j
and murderer," he remarked, after he
had stated bis premises in language just
as strong.
When it came Hallam's time to reply '
Goebel discovered that he had made an j
awful break. Hailam began bis speech
by stating that he did not pose as a pro
fessional beauty, but that he would not
swap faces with Goebel. Then he said
that he could not say Goebel ever had a
brother in the penitentiary. "It is not a
surprise to hear that he never had a
brother in the penitentiary.' he remarked.
"But it is surprising to hear that his
brothers have never had a brother in the
penitentiary. I did have a brother In the
penitentiary. You see, he was a confed
erate soldier and he was captured and
sent to a northern penitentiary as a pris
oner of war."
When the anti-Goebel orators heard
this they danced with glee and immedi
ately took up the theme. One of the
chief arguments against Goebel has been
his killing of Sanford, the ex-confederate.
Added to this they have been telling how
Goebel taunted Hailam because his
brother, a confederate soldier, had been
imprisoned in a northern penitentiary
during the war. Such has been the effect
of this on the considerable confederate
vote of the state, that Goebel has felt
called upon to sav several times that he
did not refer to the confederate brother.
In answer to this the anti-Goebelites
have issue! challenges to him to show
that any other Hallamite was in the pen
And so the campaign goes merrily on:
but the vocabulary of the democratic ora
tors may give out before election day.
The cruiser Detroit is hastening to Ven
ezuela to protect the rights of American
citizens. The democrats should insist
upon having the vessel searched for im
perialists before it drops anchor in South
America. Otherwise, the expansion idea
may get a foothold in that section of the
country and crowd out tlie rank vegeta
tion which now prevails.
Vilen the poet declared it was con
science which "doth make cowards of us
all," lie must have foreseen Charles Sum
mers going from Dawson city to Jackson,
Mississippi, to give himself up on a
charge of robbery. The interesting de
tails are given in our news columns to
The Klondike sufferer shows up with
more regularity than the other valuable
products of that country.
It is said that Dreyfus is breaking
down. In the meantime the French re
public is breaking up.
The democratic press will probably kick
because England is trying to buy mules
in this country.
G. O. McFarland, Mgr. 'Phone 547.
Unriveled Company of Comedians in that
Musical Comedy Surprise
3 Nights, Com. Sunday, Sept. 17.
Entirely rewritten and turned up to
date, introducing our distinct novelties.
Everything new, novel and original. See
"The Cat Serenade," "The Tennis Quin
tette," "The Three-Legged Sailor," and a
Grand Cake Walk by the entire company,
as interpreted by America's Four Hun
dred. Enjoy two hours and a half of clean
G. O. McFarland, Mgr. 'Phone 547.
3 Nights, Commencing Thur., Sept. 14
Bright, Tuneful, Witty
One Long Laugh
Presented by an all-star cast. Seat sale
opens Wednesday.
Forty-three dollars per ton in Copper, Gold, Silver and Lead Is what
the ore assays in the new strike recently made in one of the mines now
being developed by r the Butte & Bingham Copper Mining Company. This
new strike shows up a body of ore fully four feet in width. The vein pro
per is over 12 feet between walls. This new discovery was made at a
depth of 156 feet in the west crosscut tunnel, and only 300 feet from the
Utah Consolidated Mining Company's wagon road and on the same side
of Car Fork Canyon as the Utah Consolidated Mining Company, Peitro,
Condor Mining Company, Poenix Mining Company and Rew Wing Mining
Company, and only 3,800 feet from the Rio Grande Western Railway. The
■uperintendent, Mr. O. Roberts, reports
75 Tons of a fair grade of shipping ore on the
dump which will be shipped as soon as the ore
chute is completed.
Besides the large vein there are three small cross veins that average
from 10 inches up to two feet, that assay from $5 to $12 In gold, 214 to 5'4
per cent copper and six ounces of silver. This grade of ore will concen
trate from three to five tons of ore into one ton of concentrates. The
superintendent writes that the mine will be shipping enough ore by the
15th or 20th of September to more than pay all running expenses. The
stock is selling fast at 30 cents per share and the next block will go on
the market at not less than 50 cents, and possibly $1.00 per share. Now
Is the right time for one to invest. Don't wait until the stock has made
another big advance. Call on or address
Secretary and Official Broker for the Butte A Bingham Copper Mining
Company, at
No. 1 West Broadway, Butte, Montana
The sultan or Turkey rises at fi o'clock
every morning, and devotes his days, in
the seclusion of the Yildiz palace and
gardens, to personal attention to affairs!^
of state. He is of slight figure. A pale
brown overcoat conceals any decorations
he might be wearing, so that the atten
tion of those who see him on the one day
in seven when he presents himself to the
view of the people is not derived from his
pale, wan and care-worn lace, half coy
ered by a thin brown board, tinged with
gray, and surmounted by a plain red fez.
The sultan has been the means of estab
lishing 50,000 schools throughout his em
pire, not only for boys, but for girls also
—a striking departure from the tradi
tional usage of his race.
Now York, Boston, Washington. Phila
delphia, Baltimore, Montreal, Ottawa,
Toronto and all eastern points. Call at
ticket office, 41 North Main street.
J. E. DAWSON, Gen. Agt.
Wants Them
Sash Buekles
Neek Clasps
Collar Buttons
And Links
Stiek Pins
We have them and ITair Orna
ments in great variety and at
greatly reduced prices.
Chain Bracelets
In Sterling Silver, Roll Plate
and Solid Gold.
The Ey e
Is one of the most complicated
organs of the human system.
Be sure and have them exam
ined by EXPERTS. We have
in our
Optical Dept.
a Graduated Scientific Refrac
tionist, and guarantee our work.
Glasses Ground to Cor=
rect any Defects,
Towle & Winterhalter
Manufacturing Jewelers
No. 28 West Park Street

fall Pajirs
For mnn
>re than a month they 'y
have been coming, and now they y
are leaving again. We control J
so many beautiful patterns of 'y
the finest sort that, the people ijf
are fast becoming aware of the 'ß
fact that to "gee it ail" they ß
must come hero. It does not fol- ß
low that a lot of money must be ß
expended to secure a delightful ß
and harmonious effect for a ?
room. It's all in the headwork
the planning. Perhaps a visit ß
here will enlighten you. We will Of
be pleased to show them any- sf
way. ß
f- 14 W. Broadway. ß
if; J ß

Bf tTkW
Under State Supervision. $
if; . Pays 5 per cent, on savings depos- ß
(f -'ts. interest compounded quarterly'. ß
a* Pays 7 per cent, on time certifl- ß
1 cates of deposit, not subject to is.
•v check.
if Issues savings certificates on build- ß
if in S and loan plan with definite time ß
If of maturity and definite payments, ß
Loans on real estate to be repaid
in monthly installments running
from One to Ten Years, to suit bor- ß
rower. ,-J|
Trustees—Lee Mantle, president;
Chas. Schatzlein, vice president; ß
Fayette Harrington, treasurer; y
Charles R. Leonard, attorney; A. B. !k
Clements,secretary: F. Aug. Helnze, : u
Henry Mueller, Frank W. Haskins, if
James H. Montelth. ß
f. A jf
if __
f! John A. Creighton.........President : -
if G. W. Stapleton......Vice President ß
if T. M. Hodgens...............Castiitr ß
if — ß
ff Paid In Capital ..............$100,000 ß
«J Surplus and Undivided profits 50,000
Under state supervision and Juris
% diction. Interests paid on deposits.
"I Sells exchange available in all the vj
■f. principal cities of the United States if
if and Europe. Collections promptly ß
ff attended to . -ÿ
ff Transact General Banking Business
if Directors—J. A. Creighton, Oma- ß
ft ha; G. W. Stapleton. A. H. Barret, ^ji
ig E. D. Leavitt, S. V. Kemper, T. M. h.
iff' Hodgens. _
ff£ V\i
fa Cor. Main and Park Sts.,Butte ß
"r*. n. y
W. A. Clark. J. Rcsi Clark |
(Successors lo Clark & Larabie.)
; Transact General Banking Business
Buy gold dust, gold bars, silver J
bullion and local securities. $
Boxes for rent in the only safety ; iS
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- .-ja
tions. L
I $ OF BUTTE. ;i))
Andrew J. Davis
James A. Talbot.
... Vice President :
E. B. Weirick................Cashier
George Stevenson.. ..Assist. Cashier -Jl
l(c - ?)l
(i: Transact General Banking Business y
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 V.
world. Special atetntion given to -f.
collections. 3"
if: 27 North Main Street, Butte iü
If 'fe-'4ärW'Ls''te-'fe'1=r , 'fes-'1=r'ör'är''fe-'^r'fer''yr'fer''A iß
£. rt. Daly M. Donahue w. L. Moyer ■?.
I Daly, Donahoe & Moyer |
f (Successors tc Marcus Daly & Co.) Vjj
• Transact General Banking Business ÿ
- ß
Accounts of firms and individuals -J
solicited. Draft» drawn on all prin- ß
cipal cities of the United States y
and Europe. Special facilities for
handling collections on all points. 3*
Manager. Cashier.

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