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Item»« •/ bubmerlpUmut PAYABLE IN ADVANCE* .*3 00 . 1 00 AU letterI and communication* containing mat■ Itr intended for publication In this paper should bt addressed to "The River Pries," and the name If the writer mutt be given to Insure attention, Vocal advertisements will be inserted In these atemiM at the rate of ten cents per line from transient and Jive cents per line from regular ad UrOstrs. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 2, 1908. I NDER CORPORATION CONTROL The oft-repeated claim that the Mon tana democratic organization is not under corporation control is the sub ject of comment by the Anaconda Standard, which is generally believed to have accurate knowledge regarding the alliance effected between Senator Clark and the Amalgamated interests some two years ago. The Standard, although a democratic newspaper, in directly admits that the Amalgamated corporation is a dominant factor in its party council:* and appears to ap prehend a continuance of those condi tions. In discussing this matter, the Standard says: Recent remarks of the Butte Miner are to the etl'ect that in Montana, in 1000, Mr. Heinze "solicited permission to co operate in politics in the demo cracy of the state;" that two years lat er the Heinze forces returned to their republican affiliation-«: that next year the Heinze elements will flock by them selves as a political organization. The Miner adds that if a Heinze parly is thus formed, the Amalgamated in terests "will again dominate and con trol the republican organization," the United Copper company will run a ticket, and the "democracy will alone be free from corporation dictation and control." Another way of stating the case is that in 14K>0 the lleiu/.e people and the Clark people entered into a compact for the purposes of a state election. Whether at that time the Heinzes "so licited permission to co-operate" with Mr. Clark, the public neither knows nor cares. The record, however, is that this combine carried the state, that forthwith Heinze claimed all the glory and all the spoils and that, in the end, he didn't get even so much as a souvenir of the election either iu glory or in spoils. And that was just as well, so far as any public interest is concerned. As for the election in litOll, it may be as the Miner lias always contended ...—that the democracy, pure and sim pie, went it alone and that corpora' tion influences, namely, the Amalga mated, were with the republican?. That description, we say, may be ac curate. Yet our memory is that some of tiie democratic workers in the cam paign of 15)02 complained that in llie election they would have made :i bet ter showing if it had not been that Amalgamated inlluences dominated in the making of a part at least of the ticket and proved to l>e a drag in the campaign's work: our memory is that this sort of talk was current. Thor was no warrant for this talk if tli Amalgamated was, in fact, the moving factor in the republican campaign of 1002. As for uext year's campaign, it will be carried ou in a way with which Montana politics has not been famil iar in recent years if it is run along normal political lines. That is the way it ought to be run. As for the alleged new Heinze party, the Stan dard knows nothing of its intentions, or even its existence. As for the Amalgamated, if it craves the com munity's food will, it will not only profess to be out of politics, but be actually and completely and consist ently out. MONTANA'S IIOOHII lil'XOKH. When Governor Toole issued his call for an extraordinary session of Montana law makers, some of the newspapers of the slate expressed the fear that another legislative session might result in bringing additional disgrace upon the people of this stale. One of them remarked: "When oue thinks that the supreme tight between the great rival interests is now relega ted to the legislature to be decided by men's votes, the apprehension of cor rupting iulluences comes unbidden." That view of the situatiou is enter tained by many Montaua newspapers and the good citizenship of the com monwealth. For the past ten years or more, the boodlers and grafters have been corrupting members of the legis lative assembly and other public of ficial«, and when occasion arises it is assumed that the boodling practices will be continued. The public has become so familiar with these condi tions that they cease to excite sur prise: it is a matter of current gossip that votes of oertain Montana law makers have been purchased by wealthy interests that desired the en actment of law« designed for their benefit, the alleged purchase price ranging as high as 925,000 or more. The bribe giver and the bribe taker, having escaped exposure and punish ment, are not visited with the public •corn and contempt which their crime deserves: they are classed as suspects, their escape from the penitentiary be* log due to the inefficiency or indiffer ence of public officials whose sworn duty it is to enforce the laws. Reference to a few facts of record will show that Montana officials en trusted with the duty of bringing criminals to justice have been sus* piciously negligent in this respect. Their failure to prosecute # the bood lers has given Montana a reputation as an undesirable state, one in which public sentiment tolerates the cor ruption of legislative assemblies, the courts and other departments of state government. One of these facts of record is the verdict of a jury of United States sen ators which investigated the scandal connected with the election of Senator W. A. Clark some four years ago. The verdict was to this effect: "The finding of the committee is that the election to the senate of William A. Clark, of Montana, is null and void on account of briberies, attempted briberies, and corrupt practices by his agents and violation of the laws of Montana defining and punishing crimes against the elective franchise." By this verdict Senator Clark was convicted of violating the laws of Montana, the evidence in the case jus tifying that conclusion. But no ac tion was taken against the offender by Montana officials who are required to prosecute all law breakers. On one occasion a member of the legislative assembly produced boodle money to the amount of $110,000, which he declared had been given hiin as a bribe. The money was forfeited to the state, but there were no criminal proceedings instituted against those charged with the crime. An attorney who was connected with this bribery scandal was disbarred by the supreme court, and that was the extent of his punishment. If guilty of criminal act, as indicated by his disbarment, he should have been pro secuted as a law breaker. Justices of the supreme court testi fied before the senatorial investigating committee that they had been ap proached with offers of #100,000 to iu llueuce their action in a certain case. There were no arrests and no prosecu tion. A few weeks ago disbarment pro ceedings were commenced in Silver Bow county against an attorney who was charged with being an accessory in au attempt to bribe a district judge by offering him $250,000. Some dam aging evidence was introduced, but, for some reason that has not been ex plained, the proceedings came to a halt aud it is rumored that the shut down in this ease may be permanent. Some remarks pertinent to the situ atiou iu Montana were made by 1'resi dent Roosevelt in discussing the post* olliee scandal, when he said: "No crime calls for sterner reproba tion than the crime of the corruptiunist in public, life, and of the man who seeks to corrupt him. The bribegiver aud the bribe taker are equally guilty. Both alike sin against the primary law of the state's safety. All ques tions of difference iu party policy sink into iusignilieancc when the people of this country are brought face to face with a question like this, which lies at the root of honest and decent govern ment. On this question, and on all others like it, we can afford to have no division among good citizens. In the last resort good laws and good administration alike must rest upon the broad basis of sound public opin ion. A dull public conscience, an easy-going acquiescence in corruption, infallibly means debasement in public life, and such a debasement in the end means the ruin of free institutions. Self-government becomes a farce if the representatives of the people cor rupt others or are themselves cor rupted. Freedom is not a gift which will tarry long in the hands of the dishonest or of those so foolish or so incompetent as to tolerate dishonesty iu their public servants. Under our stem all power comes from the peo ple. and all punishment rests «Iti timately with the people. The tolera tion of the wrong, not the exposure of the wrong, is the real offense." Tilt: value of alienated all'ections appears to be determined by the. wealth of the party who acquires the coveted goods. The daughter of Sen ator Clark is being sued for half a million dollars in a case of this kind, the big damages demanded being due to the fact her financial resources could probably be depleted to that ex tent. T he announcement that Mr. Cleve land is not a candidate for presiden tial honors will cause more or less commotion iu political circles. The democratic committee man from Mon taua, who some time ago declared himself as a strong Cleveland sup porter, may be iuduced to transfer his allegiauce to some other aspirant. W ith M i . Bryau associating with the money kings of the British me* tropolis, and representatives of Butte labor unions atteuding a bauquet as the guests of Senator Hanua, who will protect the commou people against the depredations of the octopus? When you wake up with a bad taste in your inouth. go at once to D. G. Lock wood's drug store und get a free sample of Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver Tablets. One or two doses will make you well. They also cure bil iousness, sick headache and constipa tion. Tb« Needs of Alaska. W ashington , N ov . 30.— President Roosevelt had a talk today with Rep* resentative Cushman of Washington concerning the latter's recent trip to Alaska. Mr. Cushman strongly urged upon the president the desirability of according to Alaska some of the de mands of that territory. He said it should at least have one delegate in the house to look after its interests, and suggested that congress should make a considerable appropriation for roads. The president assured Mr. Cushman that he would do all he could to advance tha interests of the great territory. Grafting In Hawaii. H onolulu , Nov. 30. —The federal grand jury, which was charged by the late Judge Estee, reported today to his successor, Judge Dole. The re port accuses the late legislature of systematic and monumental "graft ing" and recklessness in granting of warrants for work never done and for excessive overcharges, $50,000 having thus been spent altogether. The house vouchers, says the report, pre sent an astonishing spectacle. The grand jury recommends that prosecu tions be made in the territorial courts, as it believes the federal courts are without /urisdiction. Murdered for Five Cents. C hicago , N ov . 30. —Because he was short five cents in settling for his breakfast, Marcus Sheehan, a guard on the elevated road, was shot and killed by James Berganus, proprietor of a canal street restaurant. Sheehan said he would pay the nickel later. Berganus, with the declaration, "you'll pay now or never leave this house," drew a revolver and, without a word of warning, shot Sheehan in the head, killing him instantly. Ber* ganus then lied. llryun Meets Irish Leaders. D uiilin , Nov. 30.—Lord Mayor Harrington yesterday gave a luncheon at the Mansiou house in honor of Wil liam J. Bryan. The guests included Archbishop Walsh, John Redmond and John Dillon. Mr. Bryan deliv ered a brief speech in which he allud ed to the strong infusion of Irish blood in the United States, aud said he believed the greatness of his coun try was due to the composite character of its people, and, continue! Mr. Bry an, "they are going to build up a cit izenship in advance of anything the world has ever seen." Casualties on looihnll I'ieM. C hicago , N ov . 30.—The Tribune to day says: Nineteen lives were lost on the football liekl during the season of lllO.'i. One boy was driven insane from injuries, thirb-en players v.ere severe ly injured, .-ome of them being dis abled fur life. The number of minor but. painful accidents goes into the humlreds, and the li>t, of the severely injured necessarily also is incomplete. Game l.aw is Defective. Ill-; LENA, Nov. 3d.—In a decision rendered today in the ease of the state against Brown, on appeal from Lewis and Clarke county, thesunreine court declares senate bill No. Ht» passed at the las; session of the legislature un constitutional, a defect i:i the title rendering the bill null and void. Sen ate bill Nu 2!) is the pros-out game and li-.ii law and since i' is dee.anal uncon stitutional, the old law, in vious to the passage •>: the the la-it legislature, resuai on the statute bonks. & "I enjoyed rock I health until about two years •Ro when I noticed my t>ack began to ache fre quently; it became «ore and tame, and headache soon added to my misery; also found that my general health diminished. I became thin and weak and nervous, having severe pains at regu lar intervals." writes Mrs. Augustus Emory, Treasurer New Century Club, 34 Dean Street (Koxhurv), Boston, Mass. She continues: "My work which before had seemed an easy task soon seemed like a heavy burden. I decided to try Dr. Pierce's Favorite Proscription, which , ij(, sleep. Within fourteen weeks I had completely recovered mv health. I seemed built up anew, my pulse, which had lieen weak became nor mal, atul new life animated mv entite being, I gladly endorse your medicine.'" Doctor Pierce's Favorite Prescription restores weak and sick women to sound health, by curing the local womanly dis eases which are generally responsible for the failure of the general health. A wom an's entire being is centered in her wom anly nature. When the delicate womanly organism is attacked by disease; when there is irregularity or a disagreeable drain; when inflammation burns and ulcers gnaw the general health will reflect the progress of disease, in increasing weakness, nerv ousness, backache, headache, loss of a] tite and sleeplessness. So sure of it is the World's Dispensary Medical Association, of Buffalo, N. Y., pro prietors of Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescrip tion, that they offer $500 reward for women who cannot be cured of Leucorrhea, Fe male weakness, Prolapsus, or Falling of Womb. All they ask is a fair and reasona ole trial of (heir means of cure. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets regulate the Stomach, liver and bowel*. Scrofula flew are entirely free from it. It may develop so slowly as tocanse little if any disturbance during the whole period of cbildbood. It may then produce irregularity of the stomach and bowels, dyspepsia, catarrh, and marked tendency to consumption before manifesting itself In much cutaneous eruption or glandular swelling. It is best to be sure that you are quite free from it, and for its complete eradica tion you can rely on Hood's Sarsaparllla The best of all medicines for all humors. Selling Out... The Boston Store is going to quit business here at a very early date. Special Inducements in ladies' coats, capes AND suits. In order to ^et rid of thorn quick we offer them at 40 per cent, below the price, which means A $5 Garment for $3 A $10 Garment for $6 and so on. You will bear in mind that all of our Cloaks were just received last month, consequently they are of the latest styles. EARLY BUYER GETS BEST SELECTION. ...THE... B oston S tore FORT BENTOM, The New Overland HOT IX, .1X0. T. SXEAT11, IMop'r. First-class service. Central location. Hot and cold luitlis. Furnace heat. Electric lights. tëST Kates : 81.25 and 81.50 per day. 87.00 per week. FRONT STIIEKT, FORT BENTON Tel, SM. I'. (I. Box Hit. ALTER B. OEAN, Jr. 01 'TO M KT Kl ST. Scientific Kittingof W hisses a Specialty \f i'„< M I ERE S U LLÏV AN, U. S. Commissioner and Notary Public. Laad Filings and Proofs. OUT BENTON, - - MONTANA QHAS. H. BOYLE, United States Commissioner. r'OUT KENTON, MONT. l.ami Alines :md proof*. Abstract of land tiling* •iml jiroofs kc]>t. »**"■ Soldier#' I .aml Scrip for snletind located. P # E. STRANAHAN, Attorney-at-Law. KOKT HKN'TON, - MONTANA. I I.ute of the Helena liar.1 C. FARNUM, A. B., Surveyor and Irrigation Engineer. Ue#er\ oit>, Good Location# for Stock Kail che#, Etc.. Etc. HAULEM, - - MONTANA. LLOYD a. SMITH, Surveyor and Civil Engineer. I'nci-» reasonable, and s:ood work quarante*,! Ketervoir Work a Specialty. CHINOOK, : : MONTANA. 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