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Issued Every Evening, Except Sunday.
F» IX. A. BERGER. Manager.
S 8 West Granite street, Butte City, Mont.
Per year, by mall,, 1 n advance ......57 50
By carrier, per month ............... 75
Semi-Weekly, per vear. in advance. 2 00
Subscribers who do not receive the
paper regularly are reouested to notify
this office.
Official Paper of Silver Bow County.
This morning the Anaconda Standard
publishes as interesting and ably written
editorial, entitled "Something About
Cycles." in which it endeavors to show
that periods of prosperity and depression
alternate under the action of an immut
able principle. The Standard is quite
right as to the hypothesis that human af
fairs move in cycles. But the principle
cannot be recognized as creating an ebb
and flow in commercial conditions with
out extending into every other sphere
"with which the activities of life have to
What has been known as the chiv
alric age, the "eligious age, the
commercial ago, are merely ex
pressions of the same principle, as is the
revolution of the atom upon its own axis,
the whirling of the globe on its axis, the
greater sweep of the planet around the
sun, and the larger journey of the uni
verse around a still greater center. Hu
man life in all its phases is essentially
an illustration of this fundamental prin
ciple of the cycle, and inanimate nature
is its photograph.
Therefore, the contention of the Stan*
dard as to periods of depression and peril
ods of prosperity—human affairs swing
ing around the circle, as it were—his
tory repeating itself over and over again
—is fundamentally correct. It is merely
with the Standard's adjustment of the
cycle, and its definition of details, that
•tlie Inter Mountain takes issue. Our
contemporary takes this cycle business
into its own hands, in a way, and at
tempts to make it a part of the demo
cratic machine. As the democratic ma
chine is not square it naturally conforms
to the universal principle and moves in
a circle. This was illustrated during
the civil war by the Knights of the Gold
en Circle. As a rule, however, history
3s more successful in repeating itself than
is the democratic party. Still, it is a
part of the great cycle in which human*
ity is moving, usually the under part, po
litically speaking. But we digress.
The Standard is anxious to use the
cycle to account for the period of pros
perity which the country is now enjoy
ing, but it does not see fit to explain
why the attenuated edge of the cycle
gets around into good working order
whenever a democratic president is ir»
the White House. When Buchanan was
In the presidential chair the secession end
of the cycle, with its career of blood,
swept through the country; and when its
effects wore off prosperity and peace
reigned until history repeated itself and
evoluted the fat prophet into public life.,
Before the cycle could sweep him off the
stage of action in its swirl through the
affairs of men, the section devoted to na
tional disaster again came along and
precipitated the greatest panic known
to modern times.
* *
The Standard seems to overlook the
fact that that portion of the cycle which
is devoted to prosperity is accompanied
by a different set of principles and ideas
in the management of national affairs
than the portion which brings disaster
to the people. As these principles move i
right along with the cycle, In the nature
of things, they come into play alterna
tively with the political triumph of the
one party or the other. Experience has
demonstrated within the lifetime of the
present generation that prosperity is ac
companied by the principles which have
been discovered and applied by the re
publican party, while the astrologers
o' the democracy figured out their place
In the cycle during the dark of the moon.
It is all very plain, when once under
The Standard is inclined to measure
the advent of the respective phases of
the cycle, as they apply to prosperity,
by the monetary conditions of the coun
try. From this reasoning our democrat
is friends would have it appear that the
present prosperity of the country* is due
to the inflow of gold, resulting from new
discoveries, rather than to an intelligent J
handling of public affairs, and the wisd
adjustment of the blessings vouchsafed
by nature to the conservation of the true
interests of mankind.
They forget that Grover Cleveland in- (
creased the nation's supply of gold to
the extent of $262.000.000. It is true, J
he ran the nation,debt for the gold but j
none of that indebtednes was paid dur- |
ing his term, and it was a prospective ^
instead of an immediate burden. That ^
was a great deal more gold dumped into j
the national treasury, to the credit of j
the nation, than has gone into our vaults ,
at Washington as the direct result of the |
gold discoveries made this year and last, j
Our national increase of gold has
found its way into the treasury of the
United States through business channels, j
not because Tom, Dick and Harry have 1
uncovered more gold in the British pos
sessions. No proportion of Klondike gold
goes into the coffers of the nation, ex
cept through business channels. Yet
there is a marked difference in the ca
pacity of the nation to meet Us obliga
tions during the administration of Cleve
land and the administration of McKinley.
It. is not alone the volume of money that
ensures prosperity, but the application
of such processes in legislation as will
tend to diffuse that money throughout
the country, thereby inspiring confidence
and enabling enterprise to find legiti
mate fields for business activity.
The secret of the differences between
the one administration and the other,
insofar as depression and prosperity are
concerned, does not lie so much in the
per capita as in equitable laws intelli
gently applied for the natural distribu
tion of the volume of money through the
arteries of commerce and trade. Had not
the money already in the country when
Cleveland retired from office been dug
up out of the bank vaults and other
hoarding places, and placed in circula
tion, through
its owners that national affairs would be
intelligently handled by the new admin
istration, bad times would have contin
ued indefinitely.
e on fide nee on the part of j
It was popular confidence in the ability
ï in- i
of tlie republican party to protect the
dustrial life of the people, and to guard
well against any tendency to extremes
that would prove inimical to the busi
ness interests of the nation, that unloosed
the pursestrings of the money owners
and set free the hoarded treasures of the
country. Notwithstanding its able argu
ment in favor of the principle of the
cycle, the Standard unfortunately crosses
its own path at the conclusion of its
article. It says:
Cycles of depression can bo intensified
by bad legislation, and cycles of improve
ment can be helped along, either by good
legislation or by adventitious circum
If this be true—if the bad edge of the
cycle can have its effects lessened by
good legislation—it necessarily follows
that still better legislation would lessen
its bad effects to a larger degree, and
even still better legislation would have
a much better effect, and so on, until
perfect legislation would entirely wipe
out that part of the cycle. By the same
reasoning, bad legislation would increase
the natural evils brought about by that
part of the cycle, and worse legislation
would make conditions still more intol
erable, while the climax in legislative
defects would make the situation abso
lutely unbearable.
Unless, then, the Standard is willing to
admit that our contention is right, name
ly, that certain well defined principles of
government, represented by the respect
ive political parties, revolve with the
cycle, producing either good or bad con
ditions when applied to national affairs,
it must account for the bad times during
the democratic administration and the
good times during the republican admin
istration on the theory that the one party
is capable of better legislation than the
The thanks of Montana are due the
good people of Portland for the courte
sies extended our volunteers when they
reached that city en route home. They
j were given a royal repast and kindnesses
! of the most substantial character shown
j them in every respect. As one of the
j great commercial centers of the Pacific
coast, Portland never does anything by
halves. Her hospitalities are as broad
and generous as her enterprises are far
reaching and great. A warm spot for
our western neighbor can be found in the
heart of every Montanian to-day.
As we go to press we stop the press to
remark: Come to Butte Monday and see
the press. There may not be "millions
in it," as Colonel Sellers would say, but
there will be a terrific strain on five fig
ures to enumerate the crowd. No one
should miss the great jubilee.
Many visitors from different parts of
the state are in the city, and every train
adds to the number. Next Monday the
simon pure article of patriotism will be
J on tap.
Colonel Bryan has insisted that the
government should notify the Filipinos
just where it stands relative to their af
fairs. As congress, having sole power
to regulate these matters, is not in ses- !
sion it is presumed that the late leader
of the silver cause refers to President j
McKinley. While the president is pow-I
erless to legislate his views into practi- j
cal operation, as Mr. Bryan doubtless'
knows—having studied the limitations
of that office with a view to filling it—
the chief executive expressed himself in
a speech at Redfleld, S. D., that leaves no
dcubt as to his position. He sajd:
And there lias never been a mrtmenf'o!
time, my countrymen, when we could
have left Manila Bay or ManilA Harbor
or the archipelago of the Philippines
without dishonor to our name. We did
not go there to conquer the Philippines,
We went there to destroy the Spanish
fleet, that we might end the war, but in
the providence of God, who Works in
mysterious ways, this great archipelago
was put into our lap, and the American
people never shirk duty. And- the flag
now there is not the flag of tyranny, it is ;
the flag of liberty, and wherever the flag
goes character, education, American In
telligence, American civilization, and
American liberty go.
Up to date, Colonel Bryan has not wired
the president his endorsement of these
views, but they are sufficiently clear to
indicate to that gentleman and his friend
Aguinaldo that the troops will not be
I withdrawn from the Philippines until the
war is over. As Bryan used to say in
1896, when speaking on the silver ques
tion—tlie war will remain a sort of para
mount issue, as it were, until settled and
settled right.
On the theory that the growth and de
velopment of the trust will lead up to
socialism, many of the more prominent
labor leaders of the country do not at
j t cni pt to cry down the gigantic combines
which have excited so much interest and
comment during the past year. From
their standpoint of observation the evo
lution from the workshop to the factory,
from the factory to the corporation and
from tlie corporation to the trust, can
j have but one logical conclusion, and that
is co-operation in the earlier stages of a
socialistic form of governmeht. This
seems to be the position taken by Mr.
Debbs and other labor leaders of nation
al prominence.
If labor is to be thoroughly organized
along this idea, it will have little use for
the democratic plan of destroying trusts
through a constitutional amendment. In
the first place, every laboring man knows
that in all likelihood a constitutional
amendment, as proposed by Colonel Bry
an, would destroy labor unions just as
effectively as it would destroy combina
tions of capital. The chief object of a
labor union is to keep up the price of the
workman's capital—his day's work—and
a law that will prevent an organization
from keeping up the price of other com
modities will doubtless have the same
effect on associations dedicated to labor.
This in itself is enough to make the union
laborer think twice before he supports
Mr. Bryan's plan.
Secondly, if he looks upon the trust
as the forerunner of the co-operative
system he will hesitate about turning
back the wheels of evolution through a
constitutional enactment that would
stand for the old system of industrial
life, and do nothing to solve the prob
lems of labor. The intention of the
democracy to push an anti-trust plank
to the front next year will meet with
widespread opposition from laboring men
who have heretofore voted that ticket.
It is the realization that the democratic
party fails to meet the conditions re
quired by labor that is leading to the
agitation for a third party movepient
There is little reason to believe thaj, the
democratic party in Montana can,hold
the labor vote of this state next year, not
withstanding the many spurious olpims
which that political organization will put
forth. ____
Monday's Inter Mountain will
souvenir edition which should bed read
by everybody in Montana. It will'not
only contain a vast amount of historical
and biographical matter poitainirijy to
the volunteers, and their remarkabl« ca
reer from their enlistment to their'inus
tering out and departure for homeland
be superbly illustrated, but it will-Con
tain a full report of Monday's celebra
tion. It will be a paper worthy of preser
vation, and no one should fail to secure
a copy Monday evening, for the edition
will be limited.
There seems to be a lack of harmony
in the democratic party in Massfcebus
etts. While George Fred Williams and
the balance of the Bryan wing want to
see the flag pulled down from thé ram
parts at Manila, the democratic : mayor
of Boston, Mr. Quincy, made the follow
ing remarks in presenting a watch to
Admiral Dewey, as a testimony of ap
preciation: "You are again upon your
native soil, but your fame was won at
Manila, and there it should be secured j
and perpetuated. The work which your
fleet began was a work of liberation, not !
of conquest—of civilization., not of en
slavement, and when that happy time
shall come, when the American flag shall j
mean in those far-off islands, as it meant
at home, peace, order, education, pros
perity, then will be realized the promise
of greater security and larger liberty
which the echo of your guns carried on
that May morning to the listening ears
of millions."
Campaigning in the Philippines, by
Lieutenant Alexander Laist, of Butte,
i.j a book that should be in the hands of
every patriotic Montanian. It is an in
tensely interesting account of military
affairs in the Philippines, following the
First Montana Volunteers from San
Francisco to Manila. Well written, ac
curately compiled and superbly illus
trated, it will meet a popular demand in
all quarters. Excellent literary ability
has been shown by the gallant lieutenant,
; proving that a genius for the pen can go
with courage and bravery in camp and
The popular joke in Butte today was ;
the statement that Hon. Marcus Daly
had withdrawn his subscription to the
soldier fund, because the woid '•wel
come" had been placed on the triumphal
arch. Investigation showed, however,
that no "J" work had been done in paint
ing the arch, though it "B" welcome.
Therefore, it was not J, B. Wellcome,
and the fund remained intact. Late in
j the afternoon it was claimed that W. A.
! Clark would refuse to participate be
! cause the arch had Whitesides.
A story comes from Washington to the
effect that McLean intends to wind up
his campaign for governor of Ohio by
sending a bevy of beautiful young ladies
through the state In a special Pullman
train, to sing his praises and Inspire the
young men to rally to his cause. The
Jeffersonian simplicity of this scheme
gives color to the story.
Charity has become so popular in Hel
ena that a fierce conflict has been going
on in that city for the official control of
the Associated Charities. The election
of officers was hotly contested.
Though defeated in the international
yacht race. Sir Thomas Lipton is not left
in a bad boat.
The Girl—Am I the only girl you ever
The Soldier—Yes: I swear it.
The Girl—Then you are no hero.
Galesburg (Ga.) Mail: A good story
comes from Atlanta, but the incident
happened several seasons ago. The oc
casion was a swell church wedding. The
edifice had been gloriously decorated.
The bride, surrounded by a company of
pages, flower girls and maids of honor
was slowly passing down the aisle, while
the prospective bridegroom and his best
man and the officiating clergyman, were
taking their places. The çhurch organ
was pealing forth the sounds as of joyous
wedding bells. Fashionable people dress
ed for the occasion occupied the seats
of the handsome church.
It so happened that, one of the page»
had in the rush of business preparatory
to dressing for the occasion been turned
over to the care of a nurse. As he pro
ceeded down the main aisle of the church
in company with the other youngster,
who, in white satin suits, wer doing the
honors of each respective household, he
suddenly espied his mother seated in one
of the pews.
At this point the organist began play
ing softly as the wedding party passed 1
to the altar. Then, above the gentl*
strains of music, clear as a bird, could
be heard the voice of the aforesaid small
bay. "Mamma." he shrilly cried, "nurse
put on my panties wrong side before, and
I can't hardly walk!" Of course, the
horrified mamma could do nothing but
blush scarlet, but lifted a prayer to heav
en that the young scion would keep still
from that time on. And he did, and re*
ceived a hearty kiss from the bride at thu
close of the ceremony. This is a true
story, and can be vouched for by those
who attended the wedding.
A story is told by David Christie Mur
ray of the late Robert Wallace, M. P..
says the Philadelphia Post. The member
from Perth was a queen's counsel, an
able theologian and a man of unfailing
courtesy. Two years ago the editor of a
small country paper, who was a stanch
constituent of Wallace, wrote him asking
him to contribute a brief article on a
light theological topic. The latter prom
ised by return mail to do so, and at the
end of a fortnight sent a manuscript,
which when put in big type made nearly
fifty columns.
Thp editor was at his wit's end. He
could not print more than a column and
a half at a time and he did not dare to
offend the kind commoner by cuiting or
abridging the copy. He consulted with
the head printer, and as a result of their
deliberations began to print it piecemeal.
By degrees they fell into the system of
using one time a piece from the begin
ning and the next time a piece from the
end. Finally they employed it as a "flil
er" and whenever copy was desired the
standing order became:
"Eh. mon, just sneak o ffa bit of Wal
lace to fill the hiatus.'
Murray declares that they are at
Land Office at Helena, Montana, Sep
tember 14, 1S99.
Notice is hereby given that the follow
ing-named 3cttler has filed notice of his
Intention to make final proof in-support
of his claim, and that said proof will be
made before the cierk of .he district
court of Jefferson county, at Bcuider,
Montana, on Ostober 20. 1899. viz: Albert
A. Burton, for H. E. No. 6069, for the N.
E. A4 Section 14. T. 4 N„ R. 7 W.. M. M.
He names the fallowing witnesses to
prove his continuous residence upon and
cultivation of said land, viz: R. N.
Rand, Peter Hanson, C. E. Kenman, Jos.
Page of Elk Park, Montana.
Honorary graduate of the Ontario Vet
erinary College, Toronto, Canada. Treats
all diseases of domesticated animals ac
cording to seientlflc principles. Office at
Marlow's Stables, 104 South Main street.
; Telephone 293. All cases promptly at
I tended to.
To the Visitors and
Strangers With
in Our Gates...
You undoubtedly know
Connell's by name. You
are invited to a better and
closer personal acquaint
ance. It is not the cor
diality of self interest—
wc are asking you as
guests, and not as custo
mers. Check your va
lises and send your bun
dles to Connell's, for the
Big White Store will serve
you well.
Butte, Mont.
G. O. McFarland, Mgr. 'Phone 547.
Three Nights Commencing Sunday
October 22.
Jacob Litt's Massive Melo-Dramatic
7th Great Year
7th Great Year
Seven years of unprecedented popular
ity and now more popular than ever. The
same excellent cast as of yore. The orig
inal and now famous Fickanniny Band.
A complete new scenic outfit. The most
spirited and exhiting horse race ever
G. O. McFarland. Mgr. 'Phone 647.
One Week, Commencing Sunday, Oct. 15.
Matinees Wednesday and Saturday.
Grau's Opera Co.
Saturday, Saturday Matinee,
Large and Powerful Chorus.
Grau's Own OrcheBkra.
Fool the Trusts ;
1,500 Boxes
I Window Glass
Bought at prices ruling before the : r
recent advance made by the glass ß
combine, places us in a position to 0
sell ail sizes of window glass at ,i)f
prices impossible with houses that
are compelled to pay the advanced vv,
Dealers and others will find it 0
profitable to get <»ur figures before 0
buying glase. 0
14 W. Broadway.
-'fer'iâr* 4
Under State Supervision. j
Pays 5 per cent, on savings depos- ?
its, interest compounded quarterly, j)
Pays 7 per cent, on time certifl- 4
catea of deposit, not subject to a
check. 5
Issues savings certificates on build- »
ing and loan plan with definite time ?
of maturity and definite payments, j
Loans on real estate to be repaid S
in monthly installments running 3
from One to Ten Years, to suit bor- sj
rower. 3
Trustees—Lee Mantle, president; 3
Chas. Sehatzlein, vice president; a
Fayette Harrington, treasurer; 3
Charles R. Leonard, attorney; A. B. j
Clements,secretary; F. Aug. Helnze, 3
Henry Mueller, Frank W. Haskine, 3
James H. Monteith. j
John A. Creighton.........President •*,
G. W. Stapleton......Vice President 0
T. M. Hodgens...............Carrier 0
— 0
Paid In Capital ..............3100.000 à
Surplus and Undivided profits 60,000 4
--- 5
Under state supervision and Juris- 3
diction. Interests paid on deposits. 2
Sells exchange available in all the *
principal cities of the United States
and Europe. Collections promptly
attended to . "j§
Transact General Banking Business 0
|(c Directors—J. A. Creighton, Oma- 0
ft ha; G. W. Stapleton, A. H. Barret, 0
é E. D. Leavitt, S. V. Kemper, T. M. 4
'i- Hodgens. ?
jk Cor. Main and Park Sts., Butte J
.'ft' A- 0
4 (Successors to Clark & Larabie.)
I w. A. Clark. J. Rcss Clark |
ß Transact General Banking Business 0
Buy gold dust, gold bars, silver
f: bullion and local securities. 0
\ Boxes for rent in the only safety jif
•t- deposit vault in the city. i*
^ Sell exchange available in all of 0
$ the principal cities of the United 0
rfi States and Europe. ^
'{r Special attention given to collcc- ,J|
tfi tions. 4
% ALEX J. JOHNSON, Cashier. $
é Andrew J. Davis ..........President 4
i James A. Talbot......Vice President \
\ K TÎ Wpirlok................Cashipr i
i E. B. Weirlek................Cashier .r
Ip George St. venson.. ..Assist. Cashier ;»
$ --• 0
Transact General Banking Business 0
Foreign Exchange—We draw di- 0
root on all the principal cities of Eu- 0
rope and issue our own letters of
credit, available in all parts of the 4
world. Special atetntion given to ■
27 North Main Street, ETutte 0
0 n. Daly M. Donahos W. L. Moyer J
ÎDaly, Donahoe & Moyer
(Successors to Marcus Daly & Co.) ^
'4 Transact General Banking Business ^
0 - ^
4 Accounts of firms and individuals
7, solicited. Drafts drawn on all prin- 0
0 cipal cities of the United States 0
0 and Europe. Special facilities for ^
0 handling collectons on_an points. *
uu «in puuus. ^
Manager. Cashier. 9
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