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Issued Every Evening, ExceT.it Sunday.
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M. A. BERGER. Manager.
16 West Granite street. Butte City. Mont.
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Subscribers who ao not receive the
paper regularly are requested to notify
this office.
Official Paper
of Silver Bow
Yesterday mornir.gr the Anaconda
Standard referred to General Otis as
a "resolute and intrepid jackass."
It is not the purpose of the Inter
Mountain to quarrel with its con
temporary over matters of taste, any
more than it would with the old lady
who is said to have kissed a cow.
Neither is it necessary to institute a de
fense of the commandant in the Philip
pines, because a leading democratic
newspaper in Montana sees fit to heap
senseless ridicule and abuse upon his
General Otis may not be a Napoleon, a
Wellington, a Grant or a Robert E. Lee,
either in executive ability or military
discernment, but that he is a far-sighted
man and a capable soldier is more than !
demonstrated by the work he has accom
plished in the Philippines. It cannot be
denied that he might have brought the
conflict with Aguinaldo to an end had
it been the policy of our government to
slaughter the natives and destroy their
property, as a Napoleon doubtless would i
have done. But Otis tempered his vic
tories with mercy. Without sufficient
men to garrison captured towns, he re
fused to destroy them and the grain
fields from which the insurgents were
able to draw their food supplies.
He has kept in view the fact that he i3
conducting, not a war of conquest, but a
campaign against the residents of United
States territory who are in a state of in
surrection against the authority of the
federal government. Hence, the idea of
pacification has been constantly kept in
view, and no unnecesssary act of devas
tation has been permitted.
It is because of his humane course, in
the discharge of both his civic and mili
tary duties, that General Otis is so
roundly abused by the democratic press.
He has failed to give the anti-imperialists
any opportunity to make political capital
against the national administration.
They have had no opportunity to accuse
the president of blood-curdling cruelty,
and thereby arouse public sentiment
against him. Had Otis inaugurated a
campaign of rapine and slaughter, as
he could have done as the victor in every
battle fought with the natives, the demo
cratic press would have "made Rome
howl" with the horrors of the situation.
The avidity with which they seized upon
a few cock-and-bull stories as to alleged
cruelty on the part of American soldiers
in certain cases, shows how anxiously
they have awaited some act on the part
of General Otis that could be used to
indicate the heartlessness and savagery
of the federal administration!
Failing to find any political capital of
this kind with which to strengthen their
arguments in favor of pulling down the
Stars and Stripes in the Philippines, the
democratic newspapers advertise their
disgust with General Otis by calling him
a "jackass." It is evident that if Otis
has not as yet secceeded in capturing
Aguinaldo, he lias at least gotten the
democratic newspapers on the run. He
has grievously disappointed them in not
furnishing red lire for their political cam
paign next year. Had he converted the
Philippines into a slaughter house he
might have been a brute, in the opinion
of such anti-expansion organs as the
Anaconda Standard, but he would not
have been a jackass.
Though Admiral Dewey is a republican,
*nd has announced that he will not per
mit his name to be used in connection
with a presidential nomination, there is
unquestionably a movement on foot in
the democratic party to force him into
the race if it can be done. The propo
sition is for the national democratic con
vention to place him in nomination, with
out a platform, permitting his individu
ality to take the place of the customary
resolutions. It is hoped by the democrats
behind this movement to induce the ad
mira! to accept the nomination, provided
lie is allowed to be his own platform, and
is not compelled to subscribe to partisan
ideas witib which he cannot agree.
As Dewey's declination In advance will
not be accepted by these men, it is inter
esting to investigate the motive which
impels them. The proposition to nomin
ate the hero of Manila bay comes from
anti-Bryan democrats. They have reach
ed the conclusion that no member of
their owu party can defeat the Nebraska
statesman in the race for a nomination,
and that his nomination on the proposed
issues of the next campaign will again
lead to the triumph of the republican
party. Rather than follow Bryan to in
evitable defeat at the polls, on issues
with which they are not in sympathy,
such democrats would seek to save their
party from the oblivion to which it is
tending, even through the heroic meas
ures which the leadership of Dewey
would imply.
With Dewey serving as both standard
bearer aud platform no vexatious expos
ure of party weakness in defense of dem
ocratic doctrines would be necessary. It
would be necessary only to hurrah for j
Dewey. If asked to state how he stood
on the expansion question, or the free
coinage question, or the trust question,
the democrat's face would lighten up
with a glow of conscious power and
strength as he replied: "I stand squarely
on Dewey." Advocating the name of the
great admiral, as a candidate for the
double duty of posing as both standard
bearer and platform of the democratic
party, may be a pleasant divertisement
for the anti-Bryan democrats, who want
to escape the vortex that yearns for the
anti-expansionists, but it is a movement
that is likely to grow ridiculous before
the birth of another year.
The signs of the times point to a remark
able growth in the expansion sentiment,
and it now seems that in forcing this
question to'the front, as the paramount
issue for 1900, Colonel Bryan has provided
for his own political undoing. While
the democratic press of Montana and
other western states have followed their
standard-bearer of 1896 into the camp
of the anti-expansionists, and thereby
gone counter to the overwhelming sen
timent of the west, the east is falling in
to line with the expansion idea and a !
veritable tidal wave in favor of the new |
policy of industrial and commercial
growth' may sweep over the country
next year.
Among the strong influences in the east
operating along expansion lines are many
in the democratic party, and western
democrats—living in a section of the coun
try that will be first to realize the ben
efits of expansion—may be taught some
wholesome lessons in the theory and
practice of national progress by their i
eastern brethren, before the campaign j
of 1900 is fully under headway. One of !
the most significant utterances in this
direction is an editorial in that prominent
democratic organ the New York Journal.
Under the caption "Expansion is in the
air" it says:
What does it all men? Why has Ad
miral Dewey, who thrashed an enemy
from whom the country was never in '
danger, been welcomed with transports j
of enthusiasm that were never evoked
by the older heroes who saved the nation
in its struggles for existence? It is not
as some of our English friends kindly
suggest, that we have grown hysterically
emotional. Humor and practicality have
developed in us until they have rendered
our national character almost disagree
ably romantic.
What the welcome really means, aside
from appreciation of the charm of Dew
ey's personality, is that the vast mass of
Americans approve with ail their souls
the consequences of his victory. As for
the victory itself, as a mere feat of arms,
that plays a minor part in the rejoicings.
Suppose, for instance, that the fleet had
been ordered to sail home immediately
after the battle, as some thought it should
have been, and that the Philippines had
been left to Spain, does anybody suppose
that Dewey would have had the place in
our national Pantheon that he occu
pies now? Or supppose the masses held
Atkinson's opinions about expansion, it
is likely that they would have worked
themselves up to a frenzy of enthusiasm
over Dewey? The reception of the Ad
miral's name in Atkinsonian meetings
is sufficient answer to the question.
The manifest truth is that the people
who cheered for Dewey were believers in
expansion, as lie is himself. Compare
the seven miles of packed and howling
humanity on Saturday with a meeting in
a third-story hall, and you will have the
measure of the expansion and anti-ex
pansion sentiment among the American
people. Ex-Governor Pattison, of Penn
sylvania, is a democrat who knows;
the difference between expansion an<i
imperialism. "It must be apparent
to every one " he says, "that the
overwhelming sentiment of the coun
try is favorable to the broadest kind
of a national policy—of reaching out for
commercial advantages. Nations are
near together to-day with modern facili
ties of transportation and communica
tion. The United States is a foremost
factor in the world's affairs. I cannot
imagine any American citizen who woulci
wish to reverse the progress of his coun
try. I cannot suppose that the demo
cratic party, which took such a promi
nent part in the affairs of this country
in its former steps of development, will
pursue any such course as proposed by
some of its prominent men."
Mr. Pattison was twice elected Gov
ernor of Pennsylvania, a state whose re
publican majorities are usually counted
in six figures. He is experienced in read
ing the signs of popular feeling, and when
he says that in his "recent travels in the
west he has seen no signs of a backward
movement anywhere, and asks whether
the Dewey outpouring in New York In
dicated any abatement of national en
thusiasm. democrats will do well to give
thoughtful attention to his observations.
Students of mental phenomena never
cease to speculate on the cerebral sensa
tions of a man when in greatly bodily
danger. It is true, much lias been learn
ed from those who have been face to face
with death, only to escape that ordeal at
the last moment, yet no definite system
of impressions can be formulated from
the knowledge thus attained. Some men
are mentally stunned, as it were, by the
immediate presence of death, while other«
accept the situation with courageous res
ignation, and still others iu a Infligèrent
mental attitude.
Most men, however, who are suddenly
brought in contact with what appears to !
be approaching death, while enjoyljig
good bodily health and a strong lover of
life, do not recall unpleasant sensatlöVis
concerning it after what may be termed
the preliminary feeling of fear has been
experienced. It is the usual experience
of all who face and escape such dan
gers. that a mental review of one's past
life passes with lightning-like rapidity
through the brain, forgotten incideuls
coining up in the shape of vivid pictures j
before the light of an awakened con
science. Then comes the argument of
resignation, then a dreamy sensation of
repose, then the bottom of the shaft in
reached and unconsciousness intervenes
until the soul is released from its physical
The man who dies leaves no contribu
tion to psychic phenomena, but it is al
ways interesting to note the impressions
of those who recover, and to register their
feelings in the supreme moment of great
danger. It is likewise a diversion to spec
ulate on the impressions of a man who,
for instance, falls into a mining shaft
to what seems to be certain death, and
who feels all the sensations peculiar to
that danger, only to be providentially
Last Saturday Mr. Weed of the United
States geological survey, fell into a hun
dred foot winze in the Colusa-Parrot in
this city, and his intelligence doubtless
telegraphed to his inner consciousness
that within an incredably short space of
time his career as a servant of the best
government on earth would be brought
to an abrupt and violent conclusion. The
ladder upon which he was descending
broke, and there was apparently no hope
for him this side of the shining shore.
Fortunately, some planks lay across the
opening down about twelve feet and
upon these the well-known geologist
landed, somewhat bruised but saved
from death. Doubtless, his mental re
action was one of intense relief and in
voluntary thankfulness, intensified by
the fact that nothing else but those
planks lay between him and physical de
Sometimes, however, dangers of .this
kind are more apparent than real, and
the reaction is enough to awaken within
the mind of the man who passes through j
the experience an ability to laugh con- i
tinuously for the balance of his natural
life. An instance is related of a Butte
man, some years since, who went out !
alone to examine a prospect hole in which !
lie bad some thought of investing. He
descended a ladder which was supposed
to reach nearly to the bottom of the
shaft, so when the last rung was reached
lie seized it with his hands and let him- |
self down his full length, when, horrors
upon honors, his feet failed to touch the
bottom! He tried in vain to find a place
to stand on. aftd then the thought oc
curred to him that possibly it was yet
fifty or more feet to the bottom, as he
failed to recall the depth of the shaft or
the distance he had traveled on the lad
der. Thereupon he attempted to draw
himself up to the ladder, only to dis
cover his physical inability to do so. For
what seemed to be hours he hung to that
last rung, reviewing his past life and
yelling for help. Finally, he became ex
hausted—he could hang on no longer—so,
breathing a silent prayer for forgiveness,
he let go and fell. He descended lake
chain lightning for about fotjr. inches
! and struck bottom. But he will never
j repeat the experiment, fearing that the
! next time the bottom may not be so near
the top. '
A correspondent wants to know how
the name "Boer," as applied to the in
habitants of the Transvaal republic, is
pronounced. As we understand it, the
proper pronunciation is "bough-et\" The
word signifies a tiller of the soil, jOr
farmer. This pronunciation is a little
tough on funny newspaper men, who
want to get up side-splitting puns, and
I on artists who draw pictures of the wild
' boar to represent the courage of Oom
Paul, but it will have to stand.
While Senator Clark is professedly in
favor of subduing Aguinaldo, his leading
newspaper organ, the Butte Miner, is
still shying compliments at the Filipino
bandit. There is nothing like standing
in with Aguinaldo's friends as well as
with his enemies.
John R. McLean is hiring all the labor
leaders that he can secure, to take ,part
in the Ohio campaign and show how the
rights of the poor laboring man can be
protected by electing a multi-millionaire
promoter of trusts and combines of capi
tal to the governorship. It is said that
Butte has furnished one speaker of this
The illustrated historical edition of the
Billings Gazette, just at hand, is a pub
lication that reflects great credit on that
ably conducted newspaper. It is finely
printed, elegantly illustrated and full of
valuable information concerning that
favored region of the state.
Otis has submitted a plan for the local
self-government of tlie Filipinos, when
peace shall have been established. In
not leaving such work to the democratic
parly, the general is liable to be dubbed
a "jackass" by the anti-expansion news
paper organs.
Colonel Bryan is temporarily laid up
with a sore throat, caused by too great
an effort to make anti-expansion the
paramount issue in 1900. Had he kept
iis turoat lined with silver it might have
stood the strain.
If hostilities do not break out in the
Transvaal, Bourke Cockran will be a
greatly disappointed man. A job lot of
elocutionary athletics will be wasted.
Governor Smith—not Governor Smith
of Montana, but Governor Smith of Ver
mont—is entertaining Admiral Dewey.
Salt Lake Tribune t The growlers and
obstructionists are having good times
these days. Witli some of them it is
hereditary. Some are old practitioners.
It is laugnable to see how the democracy
quotes Senator Foraker, tell how brilliant
he is, but the same papers for twenty
years have been saying that he is a fire
brand and never is satisfied except when
he has a row on hand. Whitelaw Reid is
another, with his Tribune in New York.
He is an old-time kicker. It was he who
ran the Tribune in '72. It was he who
made the quarrel between Garfield and
Conkling and destroyed, in fact, three
great lives by it. He thinks he ought to
dictate the policy of the present admin
isrtation, and as he cannot he has his
growls and his sneers, but he is authority
with all the opposition. They have
damned him for years, but they all love
him now. Senator Henderson is another,
He writes an open letter to the presi
dent filled with ignorance and insolence,
and some of use remember when his com
mission as a high federal official in Mis- j
souri was revoked, and he angrily asked j
by wire, "What for." and the answer j
came back, "For impertinance to the j
President of the United States." All the
descendants of that crowd who were
Knights of the Golden Circle in Indiana I
those chaps that War-Governor Morton
throttled and choked into decency, are
rampant. Their sympathies for the poor j
Filipinos run away with them. Wher- ;
ever there was a newspaper published in !
1872 that changed from its former self
and tried to elect Greeley president, it is
now to be outraged at the war in the
Philippines. So they go. So they have
been going for thirty years or more. Prof.
Scl urman has told them that everything
was offered the Filipinos except absolute
independence, and still they rant and
rave, and though they know that Presi
dent McKinley has no more right to in
sure them independence than any pri
vale citizen in the country, they storm at
him as though he were a tyrant who is
trying to steal away the liberties of a
liberty-loving people, and all in the inter
est of some money syndicates, the exist
ence of which not one of them can tell
anything about, and the evidence of
which no one has ever seen.
The purpose is to influence the elec
tion this fall preparatory to next year.
The hope is to show democratic gains,
but unless the American people have de
generated more than we think they have,
they will be disappointed. The war dem
ocrats of Indiana used to thank Governor
Morton with tears in their eyes for the
wav ho handled the allies of the confed
eracy in that state. We think we shall
hear from them again when the electioij
comes, because the sense of fairness of
the American people when they under
stand a matter, is what controls. Some
democrats are already saying that their
party is sealing its defeat for next year
by the attitude taken by members of It
now, for It is nothing but this: Theg
are lending aid and comfort to the men
vi ho are killing our soldiers, and that is
enough for the average American to
know. Below all is the fact which is per
fectly apparent, that our soldiers were
not sent to Manila to oppress anyone, but
ratlier they were sent there to break the
arm of an oppression which had made
life a burden to those people for three
hundred years, and that a few buecan
neers, who have no clear idea of liberty
at all, insist that they ought to be allow
ed to establish a rule of uespotism over
the millions of the tribes of those islands
and at the same time to run a rule of
unbridled license on their part, will never
believe that to kill them, so long as they
have arms in their hands and are killing
our soldiers, is any crime, or that to kill
them will endanger our own liberty, or
that to kill them will establish a mon
archy in the United States. It is a nar
row, insincere demagogue wail and the
election will puncture it. The same cry
might, with just as much sense, be raised
against our feeding the people of Porto
Rico, who were left destitute by the hur
ricane. It might with just as much sense
be raised because our officers in Cuba
arc compelling people there to be decent
aud to keep their premises clean as a
preventive of an epidemic. It is some
thing which all those who are crying out
against it urged upon our government,
and the moment the war was on and
there could be no retreat, then they be
gan their fire in the rear. The people un
derstand it. They will begin to fix it on
eketion day, and it will all be completed
by the time they are ready to offer their
plaints and to reveal their meanness
when congress meets.
•'The strangest tiring in life is the way
men drop out of it," said an old raiiroad
detective to the New Orleans Tlmes-Dem
oerat. "Unless you have given the sub
ject special attention you can have no
idea of the number of people who disap
pear from one year's end to the other,
and are never heard of again. As a rule,
such cases »ake very little impression on
the public mind. You read that John
Smith has been missing from home for
several days, and his family 'fear foul
play.' Two or three months later vou see
a casual paragraph to the effect that he
hasn t turned up, but by that time you
have forgotten all about the original
item, and the affair passes unnoted. It
means, nevertheless, that somewhere in 1
the community is another family living 1
under the cloud of an impenetrable mys- j
tery. There are many such households
in New Orleans—how many I never real- i w
ized until last spring, when I was en- 1
gaged to look for some trace of a nier- j
chant who had disappeared from Toledo, |
Ohio, and was supposed to have come !
south. I examined the police records for
reported cases, supposing, of course, that
In nearly every instance the missing man '
had been eventually found, but when r
began to make inquiries I discovered to
my surprise that less than 25 per cent
had ever been heard of. The others might
as well have jumped off the earth or
melted inte» thin air, for all the trace they
j, • an *J 't was very seldom, moreover,
that any possible cause could be assigned
for the disappearance. The same thing
is true of every large city, and it is cer
tainly a hard nut for the detectives to
crack. If it teaches anything, it is that
we know precious little about each other
after all, and that each man is more or
less of a sealed book to everybody else. ,
When a chap drops out of tlie* world and j
leaves no clew it is fair to assume that
there was a secret side to his life that
even his closest friends never dreamed
Chicago News: "What do you charge
for a bath?" asked a seedy individual, as
lie entered the barber shop.
Twenty-five cents," replied the ton
sorial artist, "laut you can have five
tickets for $1."
"No, I don't want five," said the s. i.
"I might not live that many years."
Philadelphia Bulletin: "Yes. I know
site loves me and lias confidence in me,
but there are times when she won't put
her hand in mine." !
;;<;an it be? And when is that?"
'When we're playing whist."
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Special Values in
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10-4 tan. gray or white Blankets,
with handsome border, worth
85c; special ....................
11-4 tan, gray or white Blankets,
extra large and heavy, worth
$1.25; this sale .................
12-4 tan and gray, extra heavy
Blankets, worth $1.50; Con
nell's price ...................
11-4 gray Blankets, all wool,
■ worth $3.75; this sale ..........
11-4 white wool Blankets, made
of best quality Australian
wool, with pink, blue and red
borders, worth $9; this sale____
11-4 fine white Australian wool
Blankets, witii handsome bor
ders, worth $7; bargain ......
On Bis Octobsr
*• Sale «•
Is the Talk of the
Town. Equal Values
were never before of
G. O. McFarland, Mgr. 'Phone 547.
One Night Only, Wednes
day, Oct. nth.
Scenic. Operatic and Vaudeville. Fine
Vocal and Instrumental Music. Litest
Songs and Dances. Sn!o and Group Sing
ing. Dances of All Nationalities. Spe
cially arranged by Professor M. C. Aker
_ _____ __ ___ _________ .... ..... ,
G. M. D., diploma awarded at Oakland
Exposition. Great success in San Fran-■
cisco and all
PRICES: 50 cents all
house; Gallery 25 cents.
the leading cities on the
twT ... 2
You may think you won't, but ^
a day or two before the soldier 2
boys get here you will be jump- jp
ing sideways trying to do the jß
proper thing
Why Not
be Sensible?
Drop into Schatzlein's; let
them furnish you a sketch and
give you an idea of the cost to
get you up something nice. It
takes time to do good work. If
you rush in with the crowd at
the last minute you will surely i
be disappointed. Why not call
today and talk it over?
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14 W, Broadway.
4 %
Under State Supervision.
Pays 5 per cent, on savings depos
its, interest compounded quarterly.
Pays 7 per cent, on time certifi
cates of deposit, not subject
Issues savings certificates on build- .
Ing and loan plan with definite time $
of maturity and definite payments. 2
Loans on real estate to be repaid '
in monthly installments running
from One to Ten Years, to suit bor
to 2
Id- Î
Trustees—Lee Mantle, president;
Chas. Schatzlein, vice présider* - ,
Fayette Harrington, treasurer;
Charles R. Leonard, attorney; A. B.
Clements, secretary; F. Aug. Ileinze,
Henry Mueller, Frank W. Haskins,
James H. Monteith.
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John A. Creighton......... Président 2
G. W. Stapleton..... .Vice President 2
T - M. Hodgens...............Carrier 2
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Paid in Capital ..............$100,000 2
Surplus and Undivided profits 50,000
Under state supervision and Juri«- N
diction. Interests paid on deposits. 2
Sells exchange available in all the 2
principal cities of the United States 2
and Europe. Collections promptly 2
attended to . 4
Transact (ieneral Banking Business jj|
Directors—J. A. Creighton, Oma- 2
ha; G. W. Stapleton, A. H. Barret,
f H. D. Leavitt, S. V. Kemper, T. M. 'j.
Hodgens. 2
Cor. Main and Park Sts., Butte |
W. A. Clark. J. Kent Clark |
(Successors to Clark & Larabie.) ijj
Transact General Banking Business 2
Buy gold dust, gold bars, silver 2
bullion and local securities. 2
Boxes for rent in the only safety 2
deposit vault in the city. •»
Sell exchange available In all of 2
the principal cities of the United 2
States and Europe. ^
Special attention given to collec- 2
■ 'fe-'fe-'fe'4'.- 'fc'fe-'ii-'i V'4','4'. 2
v**.--'jk-SMW 2
Andrew J. Davis..........President î
James A. Talbot......Vice President i?
E. B. Weirick................Cashier 2
George Stevenson....Assist. C»«hler 2
? Transact General Banking Business 2
g Foreign Exchange—We draw di- 2
g test on all the principal cities of Eu- 2
i} rope and issue our own letters of 2
credit, available in all parts of the Îa.
V world. Special atetntion given to 2
collections. 2'
g 2
g 27 North Main Street, Butte 2
n. Daly M. Donnhoe W. L. Moyer Ï
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I Daly, Donahoe & Moyer f
(Successors to Marcus Daiy & Co.4
Transact General Banking Business 2
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Accounts of firms and individuals :£
_ solicited. Drafts drawn on all prin- 2
eipal cities of the United States 2
2 and Europe. Special facilities fori
{ handling collections on all points.
g W. L. MOYER, JOS. V. LONG, 2
g Manager. Cashier. Jß

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