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this office.
Official Paper of Silver Bow County.
Late advices from Washington state
that Mr. W. A. Clark was sworn in as
United States senator from Montana,
without protest being made to his taking
the oath of office. After ihe oath had
been administered, however, the docu
mentary objections to his taking his seat
in that body were submitted in due form,
and referred to the committee on privi
leges and elections. j
While it might appear, on the face of ,
, , , ,, !
things, that Mr. Clark scored a point in i
securing his seat in advanc
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of an inves- ;
;ation into his title, it does not neces- •
sarily follow that any material advan
tage has been secured. He was entitled
to bis seat on the strength of his certifi
cate of election, regardless of what may
or may not follow the line of investigation
pursued by the committee having his
case in charge.
Objections formally made to the faking
of tihe oath of office would have necessi
tated allegations of a direct rather than
of a presumptive character, with proof to
correspond, and such evidence might not
have been forthcoming in advance of con
templated actions in the courts of this
state. The situation is now such that Mr. j
<'lark's opponents must make their easel
li> fore the committee on privileges and
elections, and leave to that body the mat
ter of weighing- evidence and formulating !
a report to the senate that will determine
his fate. i
There can be no rational doubt as to
the fairness and intelligence with which
the case will lie investigated by that
committee. It will be influenced by
none of the factional prejudices that
characterize the two wings of the dem
ocracy in this state. All that partakes
of political jealousy and hatred on either
side will be eliminated, and the facts
pm and con given all the significance
to which they are entitled.
The Montana public may rest assured
that justice will be done in the work of
the committee, insofar as it is able to se
cure the facts that tend to prove the
guilt or innocence of the accused mem
ber of the senate. It is fair to say that
the outcome will be in accordance with
the ascertained facts, whether it con
firms Mr. Clark's title to his seat or de
crees his expulsion from that body. In
the meantime, the respectif
rendered by the Anaconda Standard and
the Butte Miner will have small bearing
on the situation, however delightful they
may be for holiday reading.
Politieal insincerity has done more to
injure the reputation of Montana abroad,
and retard its growth, than all other
causes combined. Year in and year out
political principles have been manipu
lated like chips on a faro table, and men
wiih large purses and small consciences
have shaped events to conserve their
personal interests, regardless of the pub
lic weal. Syehophants and lickspittles,
and fawning political mushrooms, have
yielded ready service of tiny kind or
character demanded, in return for cheap
installments of honor or cash.
While there are thousands of honest,
tv, 11 meaning democrats in this state,
who have the interests of the common-|
wealth at heart, it id notorious, both at
home and abroad, that the so-called po
litical lieutenants and sub-lieutenants of
the respective factions of the democratic,
party have in large measure surrender
ed their own convictions of right and
vrong to the political or business exi
gencies of the men to whom they offer
wp their diurnal prayers of adoration and
praise. It is a sickening picture for in-j
telligent, self-respecting human beings to
look upon, and it becomes doubly so when
out of such conditions have grown a
slate of affairs in Montana that scandal
izes the commonwealth abroad, throws
a doubt upon the honor and integrity of
our citizenship, and places our best citi
zens in the light of subscribing to the dic
tatorship of men who have set thena
selves up as the supreme regents of the
destiny of the state.
There is but one way for the voters of
this state to get out from under the dis
'gusting and disgraceful bossism and the
unholy use of miney in the mangement
Of political affairs, that have turned the
wheels of progress backward in Montana
and deflected population toother mount
lain state where such conditions do not
exist. The independent self-respecting
populace, regardless of party ties, or pre-
'vious conditions if servitude, must arise
las one man and demand that hereafter
there shall b*' bulldozing or bribery
jat the polls, and that the laws passed in
the interests of an honest ballot shall be
enforced. Law may not be able to trans-
form dishonest l^ien into honest men
with any greater ease than a musician
Pan i, e created out of a pig's ear. but it
can be made to punish the men who nn-
blushingly convert the sacred rights of
the ballot into a howling farce.
The people of Montana care little for
the false pretences paraded in the col
umns of lhe subsidized democratic press
of this state. They are for or against
the protective tariff, according to eir
Icumstances; and blow hot or cold on the
silver question, as conditions may sug
gest. On other issues they likewise veer
like a weather cock in a gale of wind,
and their position to-day on a public
question is no guarantee where they will
stand to-morrow. Their editorial opin-|
of the men who control the ma
chinery of the democratic party. A few
'months ago, thej- were howling uproar
ously against the trusts; but suddenlj
W0ld " as bassed ' ainn S lhe line lo let ub '
and now none of the influential organs
of the democracy in this state attempt
ions are shaped t(,. meet the financial in- j
.v. further discou raj
nations of capital.
such great combi- |
The reason is ob- i
When wool is high under protection
they deny that they are free traders, but
when something occurs to temporarily
depress the price, they immediately at
tack the protective tariff laws. When !
lit is necessary tuj show the gold wing of ;
the democracy id the east that a fusion!
with it is desired by the silver wing, I
the co-operative plans of 1896 are a ban- •
doned and free coinage is cheerfully fore- '
ed into the background, to make room :
for some question upon which the two na
tional factions cam agree. Some of the
so-called silver democratic newspapers
even go so far as to take the advanced
single standard ground that the ratio
of values between gold and silver should
be fixed by ihe world's exchanges.
But after the deal between the eastern
and western leaders has matured, and a
mutual understanding has been reached
that free coinagjf shall be relegated to ,
the rear, as an inconsequential factor j
in the next campaign, word is sent out i
among the democratic organs of Mon- j
tana and other silver states to "whoop
it up" for the white metal, and if pos
sible wheedle the voters into the belief
that the democratic party is sincere, af
ter till! The oriiy way the democratic
party coukl carry Maryland was by
spurning the silver question and showing
its utter detestation of the principles of
free coinage, but different tactics are re
quired in Montana!
Intelligent voters in this section of the
country are not blind to the duplicity
and hypocrisy which we have pointed
out, and it is unnecessary to inform them
that the sole aim and purpose of the
j democratic leaders in Montana is lo use
politics for personal and business ends
at the expense cjif the people. But the
one tiling that should be seriously con
sidered by the public is the question of
honest elections, in which coercion, brib
ery and bulldozing should cut no figure.
The campaign of 1.898 was sufficiently dis
graceful in such respects to last a life
Regardless of the merits or demerits
of the Clark controversy, the action of
state officers in signing a protest against
the seating of ijhe senator-elect was in
exceedingly bad taste. This criticism
applies with particular force to the gov
ernor of the state, who, as the head of
the individual may exercise the preroga
ernment. has allt qnpted to destroy the
work officially performed by Ihe legis
lative branch of the government, in a
matter over which he has no right to
exercise the veto power.
Whatever may the personal opinions
of Governor Smith, or any other gentle
1 man opposed to jhe seating of Mr. Clark,
las to the improper use of money, the fact
remains that sn far the allegations made
against him hove no|t (been officially
affirmed by a court of justice. While
I the individual may exercise the preroga
live of believing in Mr. Clark's guilt
! without that formality, and govern him
j self accordingly, it ill becomes the chief
exec utive of the state to officially pro
I claim—on the strength of evidence that
cused the democratic legislature of this j
state—a co-ordinate branch of the gov
eminent—of committing a heinous crime
! never lias been judicially verified—that !
the sixth legislative assembly was a body
j of criminals!
In officially protesting against the seat-!
ing of Mr. ('lari, the governor has ae
against the laws of Montana. It was
impossible for him to accuse Mr. Clark
of being a bribe-giver without accusing
those who voted fur him with being
bribe-takers. Governor Smith is the
chief executive officer of the state, sworn
to administer the laws impartially and
see t lia t the statutes are enforced. He
has taken official cognizance of what he
has branded as a crime on the part of
the late democratic legislature, and hav- ,
ing placed the men who voted for Mr. !
Clark before the nation in the attitude of
criminals, it becomes his duty to see
that they are punished.
Having officially announced, jin ad
va nee of any court decision.bearing on
the question of Mr. Clark's guilt Or in
nr.eence, that the senator-elect is, guilty
of bribery and should not be seated, he
owes it to the public to take such steps
as will likewise bring to justice the men
who accepted bribes. The governor
cannot make flesh of one and fowl of
another, when it conies to taking official
action against any one who has violated
the laws of this state.
in signing the protest against Clark
Presumably, he has acted officially inl°
the Clark controversey from the high
motive of purifying political conditions
in this state, and not from any desire to
secure a renomination for governor from
the hands of the anti-Clark democrats.
It would be just as unfair to accuse the
governor of having any ulterior motive
j "' ould be t0 attribute Attorney Gen
eral Nolan's opposition to a desire to
run for congress, after Campbell has ex
hausted his energies, or to imagine that
even Poindexter or Tim Collins have
political ambitions of any kind.
Yet there are some who will misunder
stand the governor's motives in using
| the administrative branch of the govern
i ment to destroy the work of the legisla
j tive branch, before the judicial branch
lias had a fair whack at it, unless his ex
! just as actively as he is after the man
; who is alleged to have been elected to
the senate of the United States through
I the corrupt use of money. Some of the
• governor's friends will doubtless express
' regret that the duties of his office have
: been so burdensome as to prevent him
cellency shows that he is after the parties
who accepted bribes, and who are still d
members of the legislative assembly,
, legislature and prevented the
j feting a democratic
i been just as easy to have prorogued the ;
rime of
front commencing his work of reform
with the legislature in the first place,
rather than with the product of that
body. Had he protested against the
bribe takers in that body at the outset,
and turned his gubernatorial batteries
upon them, his official pronunoiamento
against the seating of Clark might have
been wholly unnecessary. It might have
senator, as to
create a vacancy in the senatorial repre
• •
Moreover, if his protest against the
seating of Clark has the expected effect,
it will
impel his excellency to reconvene I
, , , „ ,
tlie same body of bribe-takers that elect
ed the alleged bribe-giver, to go through
the work of being bought up again by
i somebody who wants to go to the United
i States senate, and is willing to pungle up
j liberally for the go! On Ute whole,
j therefore, « it seems that the governor
I not only exercised pony taste in officially
, aligning the administrative branch of
I the government against the legislative
\ branch, by trying to destroy the work
I of the latter officially performed, on a
I penitentiary idea, but showed poor polit
j ical judgment as well. Does lie expect
I to get any better results from a legisla
ture which lie accuses of criminal con
duct, after the senate of the United
j States reads his official protest and tells
j Mr. Clark lo pack his grip and go home?
j Does he imagine that the anti-Clark wing
can work that body to any better advan
tage the coming winter than it did last
winter? Or, does he imagine that in
extraordinary session, to elect a succes
sor to Mr. Clark, the bribe-takers of last
winter will become the purified agents
of a top-lofty democracy and send Bob
Smith or the editor of the Anaconda
Standard, or some other incorruptible
democrat to the senate?
Unless his excellency can show some
such justification for his action in ofli- j
< ially trying to annul the work of the '
legislative branch of the state govern- j

ment, he may subject himself to a mis
understanding as to his motives. While
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the public may accredit him with telling j
the truth about the work of a democratic I
legislature, it will question life*motives !
it will question life motives
in thus violating his usual hifbll when
dealing with political affairs. Why
didn't he fasten a string t.o Mr. Clark's
certificate of election when he signed it?
To-day the first session of the Fifty
Sixth congress convened and entered
upon the preliminary work incident to
the opening hours of that body. At the
outset the disposition of the Roberts
case in the house and the Clark case in
the senate will excite wide-spread inter
est and attention, regardless of the char
j aeter of the action taken. But when
| such matters shall have been adjusted,
^questions of grave national concern will
enlist the activities of both brartches of
congress, and the work of the forthcom-
ing winter will mark an era in the liis-
tory of our republic.
pines, will require painstaking consider- I
ation, and out of the positions taken by j
, the respective political parties on these
! questions, will come the issue of ex
pansion shaped up for tlie campaign of
next year. Cuban affairs will come in
government to continue Its protectorate
or abandon it, will be fully discussed
Legislation looking to the manage
ment of our new possessions, and the
adjustment of matters growing out of
the war with Spain and in the Philip
for a lengthy review and the duty of our |
anil some course of procedure definitely
outlined for the future.
Whatever affirmative action
by the republican majority in
on any of these propositions.
is taken
will be
negatived by the democratic minority,
with a view to laying the foundations for
a political campaign of opposition to the
existing order of things. There doubt
less will be considerable sparring on j
the trust question, though leading dem- ]
L 'rats are so thoroughly tied up in such'
business enterprises that they will make ;
no serious attempt to force the issue to j
a conclusion. The fact that all the anti
trust legislation so far enacted has j
been through republican sources, and j
that no democratic legislature has at- j
tempted to place a check on such com- •
binations of capital when it was pos- i
sible to legislate in their favor, indicates ;
about the attitude of the respective par- j
ties in congress on that question.
There will be pronounced democratic ]
opposition to the proposed financial leg- !
islation of the republicans, but it is not
likely to take on the form of an advocacy
of free coinage at the established ratio
of 16 to 1. The fight on the currency
bili will not be made in the interests of
silver per se, but with a view to some
scheme of financial legislation other than
advocated by the republican party,
d be outcome will probably count for lit
The Anaconda Standard thinks that
some of the editorials in the Inter Mount
ain ought to be signed J. Fortunately,
the editorials in the Standard can be eas
ily identified without that signature,
Butte Miner; It will be noticed from
a dispatch published in the Miner of yes
terday that the executive committee of
the national silver republican party is
holding a meeting in Chicago to discuss
plans for the next presidential campaign.
It will likewise be noticed that among
; those present is "Colonel O. P. Chisholm,
chairman of the Montana silver republi
can committee," and among those ex
tie as a political issue in quarters where
the democracy wish to work the free
coinage question as a side proposition.
pected is Charles S. Hartman of Montana.
All of which brings up a little matter of i
recent history. j
On the 7th day of October last year the
state committee of the Montana silver j
republican party met in the office of its
chairman, the Hon. Lee Mantle, in Butte. !
I during that meeting Charles S. Hartman,
then congressman, and who had declined
to tun again as a silver republican for
fear of injuring the chances of A. J.
Campbell, produced a letter from Charles
A. Towne, the chairman of the national
committee. In that letter Chairman
Towne announced tlie removal of the
Hon. Lee Mantle from the position of
chairman of the state committee and the
appointment of Colonel O. P. Chisholm in
his place.
When the excitement caused by this
incident had passed, the state committee
—eleven counties being represented—
passed a long series of "whereases" and
"therefore be it resolved," in which oc
curred this:
"Resolved, That it is our deliberate
judgment that Charles S. Hartman, by
his actions and iiis public and private
utterances, lias clearly forfeited the right
to be regarded as a silver republican or
to take any part in its councils or delib
erations." The resolutions went on to
deny the right of Charles A. Towne to
make any such arbitrary change in the
head of 'the state committee and further
said this:
"We hereby express our entire confi
dence in our chairman, Hon. Lee Mantle,
and declare and acknowledge him to be
the duly constituted and rightful chair
man of the state silver republican com
mittee of the state of Montana."
The M'iner lias ever claimed for the
state organizations of each party the
right to regulate their party affairs «in
I their own states. It was this which im
pelled the Miner last year to deny the
right of men in the different national
committees to map out an arbitrary
course for the democratic party of Mon
tana to follow. Having done so it could
j scarcely fail to acknowledge the right of
' the silver republican state committee of
j Montana to select its own chairman and
to do what else it saw tit and thought for
the p est interests of the party,
It was the state commit tee which over
a year ago declared Charles S. Hartman
j * nQ f ongpr omit!ed t0 be considered
I a silver republican. It was the same
! state committee which declared the Hon.
Lee Mantle was still chairman, and by
j inference naturally that Colonel O. 1\
Chisholm was not. If there is still left
in the state of Montana any stich thing
as a silver republican party it would seem
that the Hon. Lee Mantle and not Colonel
O. P. Chisholm is the ohairman.
Why then, in the face of these facts,
do Charles S. Hartman and O. P. Chis
holm assume to represent the silver re
publican party at the meeting of the
national executive committee? The;«
former has been officially read out of the
party and the latter has never been ac
know'.edged as the party chairman.
Silver Bow, ss. ;
This is to certify that the Butte Mer
cantile Company is a co-partnership,
composed cf Pat Mullins, W. H. Wralght
and G. A. Lobbcnberg, ail of Butte, Mon
tana. and that its principal place of busi
ness is Butte. Montana.
Witness our hands this nth day of
November, 1899:
State of Montana, County of Silver
Bow, ss.:
On this 14th day of November, in the
year 1S99, before me, John N. Kirk a
notary public in and for Silver Bow Coun
I U' ^ îont ana, Personally appeared Pat
I Mullins, vV. H Wraiffht ami Cl a ink
j benberg. personally known to me to be
J he Persons whose names are subscribed
„io 0 * h *, n , certificate, and acknowl
eoged to me that they executed the same.
In testimony whereof. I have hereunto
set iny hand and affixed my notarial seal
| thlS 14th day of No '
(Seal.) JOHN. N. KIRK,
-\otary Public in and for Silver Bow
County, Montana.
Attorney for Estate.

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while variety is almost c
Week Commencing December 3d, with
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Our Laughing Week.
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Four nights, commencing Dec. 3d
Presents that grand and beautiful play,
The Idyl of the Arkansas Hills,
The companion and successor to
By an exceptionally strong company,
with Special Scenery for every ; ct and
exactly as produced at the Fifth Ave
nue Theater, New York City, Three
Hundred Consecutive Nights.
Prices—Night. $1, 75c. 59c. 23c.
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Prices 75c, 50c, 25c.
Wall Papering
Into the parlor throw as much color
as the surroundings will permit,
making it a part of the home, lend
ing- its proper share to the color
scheme of the whole.
The Parlor
Can be made picturesque without
being gaudy, and care should be
taken not to reverse the order.
As to Color
Use a good green or its compliment,
pink or old rose, in silk damask ef
fect. with as much depth of color
as the light, will permit.
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14 W. Broadway.
Under State Supervision.
Pays 5 per cent, on savingr depos
its, interest compounded quarterly.
Pays 7 per cent, on time certifi
cat ea of deposit, not subject to
Issues savings certificates on build
ing and loan plan with definite time
of maturity and definite payments.
Loans on real estate to be repaid 5
in monthly installments running J
from One to Ten Years, to suit bor- ?
rower. ß
Trustees—Lee Mantle, president; Sj|
Chas. Schatzlein, vice présidée*; ß
Fayette Harrington, treasurer; ß
Charles R. Leonard, attorney; A. B. S
Clements,secretary; F. Aug. Helnse, ï
Henry Mueller, Frank W. Haskins, ?
James H. Monteith. Ê
- "Aâr 'fér'APA
John A. Creighton.........President
G. W. Stapleton......Vice President
T. M. Hodgens...............Casuier
: Paid In Capital ..............*100,000 ,•§
: Surplus and Undivided profita 50.000 i
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r Under state supervision and Juris- N
i diction. Interests Daid on deposits. T
1 Sells exchange available in all the J
; principal cities of the United States ir
•' and Europe. Collections promptly jjl
: attended to . ß
: Transaxt Générai Banking Business ß
: Directors—J. A. Creighton, Oma- ft
; ha; G. W. Stapleton, A. H. Barret, ß
: E. D. Leavitt, S. V. Kemper, T. M. ß
: Hodgens. **
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: Cor. Main and Park Sts., Butte ^
W. A. Clark. J. Roas Clark ^
! W. A. CLARK & BRO. 3
i (Successors to Clark & Larabie.) J
: Transact Genera! Banking Business ß
■ Buy gold dust, gold bars, silver ß
; bullion and local securities. ß
1 Boxes for rent in the only safety ^1
; deposit vault in the city, !*
• Sell exchange availatle In all of ?
■ the principal cities of the United ß
: States and Europe. ß
: Special attention given to collec- '-h
•• tions. * l
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Andrew J. T)av;s..........President hi
James A. Talbot......Vice President v,
,E. B. Weirick................Cashier : f
George Sts venson.. ..Assist. C .elder ß
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Transact General Banking Business ß
Foreign Exchange—We draw di- $
reet on all the principal cities of Eu- ß
rope and issue our own letters of ß
credit, available in all parts of the ^
world. Special atetntion given tc ?
coilections. ß
27 North Main Street, Butte ß
|n. Daly M. Donahoe W. 1 .. Moyer ß
|i)aly, Donahoe & Moyer f
(Successors to Marcus Daly & Co.) ß
^Trousact General Banking Business ß
ß ^
hi Accounts of firms and individuals
T. solicited. Drafts drawn on all pnn- ß
i** c.pal cities of the United States ß
ß and Europe. Special facilities for 5
ß bäiidlins collections on all points. J
j \. L. MOYER. R. A. KUNKEL. Ç
5 Manager. Ass't Cashier, ß
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