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Issued Every Even in?. Excppt Sunday INTER MOUNTAIN PUBLISHING CO. Address all mail to Inter Mountain Publishing Company. M. A. BERGER, Manasrer. 66 West Granite street. Butte City. Mont. • r SUBSCRIPTION RATE3. Per year, by mail. In advance......$7.50 By carrier, per month................75 Bemi-Weekly, ner year. In advance 2.00 Subscriber: who do not receive the paper reg '.larly are requested to notify this office. Official Paper of Silver Bow County. TRADESliijèil COUNCIL FRIDAY. DECEMBER 29, 1899. ENCOURAGING THE FILIPINOS. Democratic newspapers in this locality 'liave often taken offense at the Inter jMountain for making the statement that they were pursuing a course that en couraged Aguinaldo to continue his fight against the government. This paper has repeatedly shown wherein the sym pathy expressed for the Filipino cause, and the contemptible criticisms of the government in its efforts to suppress the insurrection, had a direct bearing on the conduct of the natives, through the rep resentations made by their junta. But if the bourbon press of this state object to the milder term of "copper jliead," applied to men who take sides ; with the enemies of the flag insofar as »opportunity permits, what will they [have to say to the statement that they» jare directly responsible for the death of 'General Lawton, and the other brave linen who have fallen under the deadly [fire of the Mauser? Such an accusation j is made by the New York Journal, the j leading democratic newspaper in the j country—a paper which supported ! Bryan in 1896, and which is intensely loyal to what it believes to be the best (interests of that party today. The Journal says: The death of General Lawton in the Philippines will undoubtedly have the ftffect of encouraging the Tagalogs to further resistance against the authority Ipf the TJnitedStates government. Tn the meantime letters have been captured from the Filipinos indicating that guinaldo has had the active moral sup port of prominent anti-expansionists in the United States. His assistants are »now keeping up their incendiary oratory [in congress. I .Upon the heads of these unpatriotic tind ill-advised persons rests the shame ■ of Lawton's death and the blood of every [brave man who has lost his life in the [Philippines. Every word of encourage Iment to the Filipinos uttered in congress l.has been conveyed to Aguinaldo. In (this relation let us quote Representative Grow of Pennsylvania: "Wherever on the earth's surface the •flag shall rightfully float it can never :be removed, save by an act of congress ,Dr by an order of the commander-in i chief of the army and navy in time of j (war. Any attempt to remove it in any other way would be an act of treason ! against the sovereignty of the United [States. The terms that General Grant fixed for all persons engaged in such at tempts were 'unconditional surrender.' Why should any different terms be made now for Malay or Mongolian insurgents than were then made for American citi zens born on American soil?'' The war in the Philippines will not fend until the last man who fires on the flag has been disarmed or sur tenders. F THE CASE OF CASON. When the Inter Mountain last evening suggested the possibility that both sides to the Clark contest in the senate might have a few extra aces up their sleeves, like Bret Harte's pigeon-English speak ing Chinee, it spoke more wisely than it knew. Today the Associated Press reports state that Zachary Taylor Cason, an im portant witness for the prosecution in the late Wellcome trial, has made a con fession to the effect that his testimony was false, and was given for a consid eration of $400. He alleges that his family was starv ing. and to get money to relieve their necessities he took the step which he ®o\v repents. It is undoubtedly true that as a prac ticing attorney in Butte, Mr. Cason has not been successful in acquiring a com petence. In fact, it is believed that he has had a hard row to hoe, and there is an ele ment of pathos in the confession that he consented to perjure himself on the witness stand to keep his family from Starving. In his act many will see more of weak ness than of criminal intent, though a step of that character cannot be too se verely condemned or too promptly pun ished, regardless of who may have been aided or injured by such testimony. The foundations of society rest upon tlie sanctity of an oath, and the finan cial extremities of no one can justify the bearing of false witness. If Mr. Cason was weak enough to give false testimony for a financial consider - tion, many will infer therefrom that he was weak enough to accept another ten der of cash for a written recantation. _ On this theory, It would be held that he was unquestionably "out for the stuff," as they say in the classical ver nacular of Montana politics, affording, it would seem, another case of moral turpitude upon which disbarment pro ceedings might with propriety be based. Whether Iris original testimony was true or false, his confession is an irre sistible shock to his standing as a per son of truth and veracity, and prac tically eliminates him from all consider ation in the Clark controversy. His sworn statement in the Wellcome case had an important bearing on the senatorial fight, inasmuch as it was cal culated to connect Clark with the acts of Wellcome, and show the relationship of principal and agent In the work of purifying the democratic legislature. It was clearly worth $400 to the anti Clark democrats, in spot cash. Even $r»00 would not have been an ex cessive figure, as prices run in this alti tude. But a recantation was worth even more to the Clark men, especially after the conviction of Wellcome. With a supreme court decision against them, it is necessary to show that no understanding existed between Clark and Wellcome, and that the latter acted on his own responsibility. With Rev. Warren under a cloud, and Cason's confession in hand, the Clark men have made a long stride—on the face of things—toward severing the po litical umbilical cord which was sup posed to have connected the senator and his legal associate and friend. Under the circumstances, Cason's re cantation was worth more than his original testimony. It ought to have brought enough to place that attorney's family beyond the reach of starvation for the remainder of the winter, with a few strawberries thrown in. Whether Cason, in "double switching the turn," has set an example that will become infectious, to the great annoy ance of both wings of the democracy, in their efforts to purify the politics of this state, remains to be seen. If this sort of thing keeps on, both sides may have to borrow money before the case is ended, in order to keep the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth constantly on tap. in to its up it of of SUPPRESSING SMALLPOX. Though the health authorities have the smallpox epidemic well in hand, and the speedy stamping out of the disease is promised, the misdirected efforts of some of our citizens are bearing legitimate fruit. In a recent interview, Dr. C. K. Cole, president of the Interstate Medi cal association, suggests the possibil ity of a state quarantine against Butte. While the actual condition does not warrant an extreme step of that kind, a sentiment along that line lias been cul tivated by residents of this city, who have made war on the efforts of the health officers to suppress the disease. to a - to Some have assumed that no cases of 1 smallpox actually existed, but that the physicians were cultivating a scare for the harvest which they expected to reap in the way of vaccinations. Not a few have made war on the policy of vaccina tion, and done their utmost to encourage resistance to that form of protection, while others have been equally zealous in opposing the exercise of quarantine rights by the city. With the knowledge that there ate a few cases of smallpox in the »city, the antagonistic efforts referred to im pressed outsiders with the belief that proper steps to eradicate the disease would not be taken. Hence, the talk about issuing a state quarantine against Butte. Had everybody cheerfully yielded to the wisdom of the board of nealth, and encouraged universal vaccination and all necessary quarantines, the dis ease would have disappeared long ago. Instead of a lot of idle talk on the street and in the press about the hor rors of compulsory vaccination, every good citizen should have waived his pos sible rights under the constitution of the United States, and contributed a sore arm to the public welfare, rather than a sore head to the misery of the people. Such a course would have checked the disorder weeks ago. Under the circumstances, the board of health has throttled the disease v. ith extreme difficulty, and its present prom ise of victory has been meritoriously won by hard work. The disease has been confined wholly to those who have not bec?n vaccinated, and will be kept within that circle, in all probability. Only through gross and unjustifiable careless ness on the part of our citizens can smallpox experience a revival in our midst. The Lawton Fund is growing, and those who wish to subscribe before the papers are called in, should lose no time in doing so. The list will be kept as a perpetual monument to the generosity of the American public, in looking after the widow and orphans of a brave officer who devoted his time to the service of his country, Instead of to money making, UP OH SHUT UP! The following little paragraph, slightly changed in verbiage, perhaps, but not in its import, appears once or twice a month in the Helena Independent: With a perverseness found only in apostates, the Inter Mountain continues to lie about the position of the demo cratic party on the silver issue. Having betrayed the cause, it tries to convince itself that no one else is faithful. It may succeed, but it will convince no one else. This may be a cheap, but scarcely an effective way of answering the state ments made in the columns of the Inter Mountain from time to time. If this paper has slated any untruth in defining the position of the democratic party, as outlined in the public utterance^ of itfc accredited leaders, and in the columns of its press, it is clearly the duty of the Independent to make the proper ex posure. But so far it has seen fit to confine its defense to the unsupported statement that the Inter Mountain "con tinues to lie about the position of the democratic party on the silver ques tion." Why does not our east side contem porary explain away the efforts made by Bryan, and other silver leaders, to build up a paramount issue for 1900 other than the free coinage of silver? Why does it not reconcile the public declarations of Dick CToker, the Tammany mogul, against the free coinage of silver, with his avowed purpose of supporting Bryan? Hundreds of questions of this character have received no consideration whatever from the Independent, yet they all advertise the reactionary tendency of the democratic party on the silver question. The Independent has had time to at j ; I j I ; i ; ' j j I tack the Anaconda Standard on local j affairs in double-column, triple-leaded i polysyllabic adjectives, trimmed with red fire, and emitting a strong vitriolic odor; but, alas, it has not had time to take issue with that paper on the prop osition that the relative values of silver and gold are fixed by the world's ex changes! to protest against the attacks which dis The Independent has refused'a I i tinguished democrats at home and j abroad have made on the fundamental I principles of free coinage; yet, like the ; hysterical recipient of bad news, it fires ! its suppressed wrath at the innocent ve- j hide of information. The Independent ' ought to get a pair of crutches for. its conscience, and wear a bandage on Us overworked intellect for awhile. THE REACTION SETTING IN. In carrying their anti-expansion views to an extreme that almost touches the border-line of treason, through persist ent efforts to encourage the Filipinos to resist the policy of American (jcfeu pancy, as a moral right, the democratic leaders are responsible for a decided re in an' I ! Iitell. ,. . . „„ led actionary movement in the east. The ; original opposition to expansion is dis- j appearing among those who have here tofore conscientiously opposed that pol icy; and aside from those who blindly follow whatever line of thought is laid I down by the democratic leaders, east ern people will soon be fully in touch with the progressive trend of the day. At the outset, the New Englanders were most active in their opposition to expansion, but the democrats have forced the proposition to a point where the issue of patriotism is involved, and this has had a decided reactionary effect. At a dinner given by the New England society in New York, on the 22nd instant, a vigorous rebuke was given Filipino sympathizers in an ad dress delivered by Mr. John Barrett, re cent minister to Siam. His references to General Lawton are of particular in terest at this time, and show where that brave officer placed the responsibility for the war. Mr. Barrett said: It is fitting in this notable gathering of New Englanders, whose proud» coriimon wealth of Massachusetts and classical capital of Boston are the home ttf the leading dissenters, that we should 7 give heed to a prophetic message from Gen eral Lawton. In rny hand I hold a mes sage to the American people, which came to me in the last month in the form of a letter from this hero, whom I had often seen on the firing line. Had he lived, his official position kvould have prevented giving publicity to these sen timents; as he is gone, but his influence still lives, it is good that they should he heralded throughout the land. From his lonely, rain-sodden, heat-steamed camp in the jungle, he wrote: ' "I would to God that the truth of this whole Philippine situation could be known by every one in America, as I know it. If the real history, inspiration and conditions of this insurrection, and the influences, local and external, that now encourage the enemy, as well as the actual possibilities of these islands and peoples and their relations to this great east, could be understood at home, we would hear no more talk of unjust shooting of the Filipinos, or of hauling down our flag in the Philippines. If the so-called anti-imperialists would hon estly ascertain the truth on the ground and not in distant America, they, whom I believe to be honest men and misin formed, would be convinced of the error of their statements and conclusions and of the unfortunate effect of their publi cations here. If I am shot by a Filipino bullet it might as well come from one of my own men, because I know from observations, confirmed by captured prisoners, that the continuance of fight ing is chiefly due to reports that are sent out from America." ^Who can question the honesty of opin I ; I I [ion voiced by this (earless, noble sol: dier, whom all the nation mourns? Without political ambition and with no object or purpose beyond that of faith fully serving his country, he speaks out the blunt, sincere feelings that welled up from his big heart and are confirmed by intimate acquaintance with the facts he unselfishly discusses. With the impend ing consideration by congress of the Philippine question, it is well that there should be a clearing of the atmosphere and an unprejudced effort to reach the truth and do what is right in all respon sibilities. The apparent bitterness and intense prejudice that so often charac terize the arguments of the "anti-re sponsibility" party cannot help their cause. No matter how much we respect the personal character of Mr. Winslow, Mr. Atkinson, ex-Senator Edmunds, Senator Mason and Colonel Bryan, it cannot be expected in all frankness that the Amer- f ican people will follow the advice of ■ these men, who have never been in the ; Philippines, or even crossed the great Pacific, in preference to that ol' Admiral Dewey, President Sehurrnan, Minister Denby, Professor Worcester and Gen eral Lawton, who have mastered the history and conditions of the problem by actual contact, participation or associa tion. Are we to accept the opinion of Colonel Bryan of Nebraska, or of Colo nel Stotensburg of the Nebraska regi ment, who died leading his men on the field of battle? The former, from his quiet home in Lincoln, says we provoked the conflict, and we alone are responsi ble; the latter, in command of the regi ment at that point of the line around Manila where the firing first began, went on record for all time before his death that the Filipinos provoked the outbreak after he and other officers had done all in their power to prevent it, and hence the Filipinos must suffer the inevitable consequences. i Here, then, men of New England, you i have the story of responsibility and duty , as told by those who know by experience j and by those who know by hearsay, j Which will you accept? Speaking with j no disrespect for those men in Boston j and elsewhere who in good faith prophe- ( sied disaster for the nation from its Philippine policy, and viewing both the i moral and material issues at stake, I j can add my own humble testimony that j if, after residing five years in the Orient ; and then closely watching at or near the seat of war the development of our re- ! sponsibilities in the Philippines Sl'or nearly a year, from Dewey's victory to the capture of San Fernando, I drew their conclusions or took their position I would be guilty of stultification and willful misrepresentation. THE TALK OF THE DAY. A new advertising scheme was recently employed by a firm in a southern city. The junior partner of the firm swore out warrarJt for the arrest of the senior partner on the ground that he was sell ing goods below cost, an<d that the firm : was constantly losing money thereby. j T * le c£ V se c ' ame 11 > n court ' and the counsel for the senior partner asked for a postponement in order to have more time to prepare his case. The judge granted Ithe request, bail was fixed, and the sen ior member released. As he left ithe courtroom the junior partner arose; and exclaimed, "If he is released the sacrifice will gO' on!" The news spread and the firm did a better business. When the case was again called no plaintiff appeared and the charge was dismissed. The firm had suceeded in their object—advertisement. An Early. Rescue.—"Yes, lady," said Weary Walker, "I was rescued from drink in me early youth be me dear ole mother, an' I had fell pretty low, too." "Here's a quarter for you, poor man. Tell m'e more about it." "T'anks. Oh., they ain't no more ter Iitell. When de ole lady heerd me yellin' 'from de bottom o' de well she jisit yank led me out. Goodby, kind lady."—Cath olic standard and Times. --- 'Collier's Weekly" says that when Lord Charles Beresford was a boy of thirteen his father told him thait he must make choice of a profession. "What is it to be, my 'boy—the army, the navy 'or the church?" "The navy sir." "And why the navy hoy?" " 'Cause I'd like to be an admiral, like Nelson." "Pshaiw! Like Nelson! Why Nelson?" " 'Cause I want to." "But even if you were to join the navy, wfhy do you think you will ever become an admiral, Charlie?" 'Cause I melan to," whs the blunt re ply. He had his wish and enltered the navy. There are many Joneses in this world, hut perhaps not quite so many as people think. Not long ago two friends met SIMON BANK'S CHALENGE SALE. 125 North Main Street, Butte Ladies' 14K Solid Gold Watches, fine nickel movements, warranted ..$17 50 Ladies' 14K Gold Filled Watches, nickel movements, warranted ..........$7 50 Gents 14K Gold Watches, full jeweled. American movements ............$35 00 Gents' 14K Gold Filled Watches, Ameri can movements ..................$7 50 Boys' or Girls' Solid Silver Watches, good movements ..................$3 50 Solid Gold Baby Rings ................50c 14K Gold Filled Brooches ............50c Will put away any article for you and hold it till you call for it. SUTTON'S NEW THEATER Dick P. Sutton, Hgr. Week commencing Sunday, December 81st with Matinee and Saturday Matinee. Jeffreys and Sharkey Fight Grand Reproduction of the Great Coney Island Battle and High Class Vaudeville. Extra Holiday 'Matinee, Monday Jan. 1. Prices, 25-35-50c. THE GRAND OPERA HOUSE Two Nights Commencing Sunday, December 31 st Matinees Sunday and Monday Brown's in Town A Tornado of Merriment That Nothing Can Stop the Fun But Time to Go Home. Prices—Night, $1.00, 75c, 50c, 25c. Mali pflr San., 4 . » .___. ..___ '• \yiho had not seen each other for ten years since their school days. "Whom did you marry, Billy?" asked one. j "A Miss Jones, of Philadelphia,'' re plied Billy, who was a trifle sensitive. "You always did take to the name of 'Jones.' I can remcmiber when we went to school together you used to tag around after a little snubnosed Jones girl." "1 remember it, too," said Billy. "She's the girl I married."—Youth's Companion. "There died last month," says "The Chicago Tribune " "a man Who had done ■much to shake belief in the legend of Jonah. William Simpson devoted Ms life to a study of the narrative, and wrote a book to prove that the Biblical story due to an initiatory ceremony connect €< i the religion of the Assyrian fish '");. "'bo was akin to the Dagon of the Philistines. Recent researches bave 'brought to life hundreds of pieces of As |®?' r I an sculpture containing_ representa tlons human beings draped in fish skin or protruding head and shoulders from t'he jaws of the fi»h. A man who clad himself in fish skin was supposed to be endowed With the attributes of the deity, | and after undergoing the rite the novice ' was supposed to be 'born again.' Simp son argued that in course of timt, when the ceremony fell into disuse and its meaning was forgotten, the incidents of the rite were developed into the miracu- i lotis story." "That man is guilty; didn't you notice how his eyes shifted around?" "How about Sthe other man?" "Oh, he's guilty, too: didn't you see how boldly and steadfastly he stared at everybody?"—Indianapolis Journal. Special Bargains For New Year's Day IT'S EASY TO TRADE here— the prices ARE MARKED IN PLAIN figures, THE GOODS ARE THE BEST and EVERY ARTICLE IS GUARANTEED PRECISELY AS ADVER TISED. Vests Men's Fancy Silk Vests cut to to $5.00, $4.50 and .............. $4.00 Smoking Jackets tels wo $4.00 Men's Smoking $6.00, cut to . Jackets worth ;< ► Smoking Jackets ets wo $6.00 Men's Smoking $9.00, cut to . Jackets worth Shirts Men's Monarch Fancy Percale Laundered Shirts worth $1.50 to close ....................... 90c Night Robes Men's Outing Flannel Night rohes, worth 75c, cut to ....... 4 OC MATL ORDER'S FILLED PROMPTLY BUTTE. SUTTON'S NEW THEATER The Sterling nelo* Drama Pavements of Paris Our Xmas Gift Week. All Special Scenery THE GRAND OPERA HOUSE G. O. McFarland. Mgr. 'Phone 647. RETURN ENGAGEMENT Four Nights, Beginning Wednesday, Dec. 37 . Wednesday and Satui day flatlnee. ' The NEILL Company Repertoire—Wednesday Matinee and Evening, "A Gilded Fool." Thursday Evening, "Captain Lettarblair of the Dublin Fusileers," Friday, "Captain Swift," Saturday Matinee, " A Bachel or's Romance," Saturday Night, " Lady Windermere's Fan." No advance in prices. Seat sale Tues day. , If Ip i i,-. Window Glass ?» ?» ?» ?» ••» ?» I» ?» Some window glass is hard see 'through. It is also hard see through the reasons for such big prices. ^ •» to ?» t0 •■» Our Glass Is easy seen through, there are ?» no bubbles and waves to obstruct ?» 'the vision. So with our prices ?» —its easy to see why we can sell ?» cheap. We bought before the ?» raise in prices. I» $ - ?» If <f § If § I SCHATZLEIN PAINT CO., ? if ' ?» if; 14 W. Broadway -j «•'Mr'fe 'fe-'fer'fer'är'fer'fcr' Vr'fe '■fe'r'fe'fer'lä-'fer'fe-' ër amings if Under State Supervision. ;jf Pays 5 per cent, on savings depos- •» its, interest compounded quarterly. .-Jf Pays 7 per cent, on time eertifl- $ cates of deposit, not subject to it, check. Issues savings certificates on build- i» ing and loan plan with definite time ?» of maturity and definite payments. jjj Loans on real estate to be repaid lit in monthly installments running \ from One to Ten Years, to suit bor- if' rower. ?» Trustees—Lee Mantle, president; i» Chas. Schatzlein, vice president; ?» Fayette Harrington, treasurer; jjf Charles R. Leonard, attorney; A. B. 'it Clements,secretary; F. Aug. Helnze, T, Henry Mueller, Frank W. Haskins, ?» James H. Monteith. ?» (f .jf I STATE SAVINGS BANK I ((<■; __ ?» If John A. Creighton.........President ?» If[ G. W. Stapleton......Vice President :"» (f T. M. Hodgens...............Cashier :» If Paid in Capital ..............$100,000 •» Surplus and Undivided profits 50,000 --- •» Under state supervision and juris- j Interests oaid on deposits. 'h diction. f Sells exchange available in all the -y If; principal cities of the United States ?» Ip and Europe. Collections promptly ?» tp attended to . ?» jp Transact General Banking Business ?» Ip Directors—J. A. Creighton, Oma- $ (f ha; G. W. Stapleton, A. H. Barret, •» «fi E. D. Leavitt, S. V. Kemper, T. M. ÿ Hodgens. é IP (ft Cor. Main and Park Sts., Butte W. A. Clark. J. Res ; Clark :■» W. A. CLARK & BRO. it :» (Successors to Clark & Larabie.) ^ BANKERS \ ■» Transact General Banking Business Buy gold dust, gold bars, silver ?» bullion and local securities. ?» Boxes for rent in the only safety ?» deposit vault in the city. :» Sell exchange available in alt of :» the principal cities of the United ?» States and Europe. ;j/ Special attention, given to collec- ]» tions. '\| ALEX J. JOHNSON, Cashier. | I FIRST NATIONAL BANK I I OF BUTTE. $ iTc Andrew J. Davis ..........President James A. Talbot......Vice President E. B. Weirick................Cashier ?* George Stevenson....Assist. Cashier -i ?» if; if; if I p Transact General Banking Business If; Foreign Exchange—We draw di- ?» if rect on all the principal cities of Eu- ?» (p rope and issue our own letters of ^ i credit, available in all parts of the Vj % world. Special atetntion given to collections. if If - ;■» I 27 North Main Street, Butte .» M. Daly. M. Donahoe. W.L.Moyer I Daly, Donahoe & Moyer % (Successors to Marcus Daly & Co.) ?» ^ BUTTE, MONT. ?» f Transact General Banking Business ?» At Accounts of firms and individuals ?» solicited. Drafts drawn on all prin cipal cities of the United States and hj Europe. Special facilities for hand- T ling collections on all points. ?» V. L. MOYER, R. A. KUNKEL, :» Manager. Ass't Cashier.