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Terms of subscription: payable in advance. One year $-2 00 Six months 1 00 All letters and communications containing mat ter intended for publica! ion in t/tis paper should be addressed to "The Hirer Press," and the name Of the writer must be given to insure attention. Local advertisements will be inserted in these alumns at the. rate of ten cents per line from transient and five cents per line from regular ad vertisers. WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 1904. Republican National Ticket. For President— THEODORE R006EVELT, Of New York. Tot Vice-President— CHARLES W. FAIRBANKS, Ot Indiana. CAN PARKER WIN? Some of the political statisticians are presenting exhibits of the electoral vote in which they figure that Judge Parker may possibly be our next pres ident. It is a rather remote possibili ty, but by claiming several states that are regarded as reliably republican they compile a tabulated statement which gives Parker a majority of the electoral college. Four years ago McKinley carried every northern state and every western state except Colorado, Idaho, Mon tana and Nevada, and also Maryland. The total electoral vote of these re publican states was 292. Of the four western states carried by Bryan in 1900, Colorado. Idaho and Montana have since gone republican and it is believed they will remain so at the election next November. The Bryan electoral vote four years ago was 155. In discussing the political outlook from a republican standpoint, the Spokesman-Review says the result of the presidential contest will be decided by the retarns in the larger states of the east and middle west. To elect Parker the democrats must bring about nothing less than a laudslide. They must wrest from the republicans more than half a dozen states have been republican eight years or more. Under the new apportionment based upon the federal census of 1900, there are 47t> votes in the electoral college and 239 are required fur an election. Parker will have thirteen states of the solid south, with their 1-1S votes. If the democrats carried Delaware, which has gone republican for ten years, they would have L">1 votes. If they carried Maryland, which gave Mc Kinley a plurality of nearly 12,000, they would have 159 votes. If they carried West Virginia, the state of Mr. Davis, which, by the way, gave McKinley a plurality of more than 21,000, they would have 1<>(> votes, or To short of an (.lection. If they carried New York, with its 39 votes, the total would be 20f>, or 34 short of ii majority. If they got the 12 votes of New Jersey, which, by the way. gave McKinley a plurality of more than 5(5,000 in 1900 and elected a republican governor in 1901 by a plu rality of more than 17,000, it would give the democratic candidate 217 votes. If they got the seven votes of Connecticut, which elected a republi can governor in 1902 by 16,000 plu rality, it would k r ive Judge Parker 231 votes, or 15 short of a majority. If Parker secured the 15 votes of In diana, in addition to those named, he would have a majority of the electoral college. But Indiana has furnished the republican candidate for vice president, and the democrats must overcome a plurality of 2ti,000 for Mc Kinley in 1000. At the last state elec tion, iu 1902, the republican plurality in Indiana was 35,000. Failing to get Indiana, it will be necessary to carry Illinois: but Illinois has been carried by a democratic candidate for presi dent just ouee in 48 years, and in 1900 gave McKinley a plurality of nearly 85,000. Parker may carry Maryland, and if backed by Wall street, as he prob ably will be, he may make it an ex ceedingly close contest iu New York: but it is little short of preposterous to think that he can win in all the other states that are necessary to him. He has nothing magnetic about him: he will be unable to awaken much en thusiasm; he represents nothing that will attract to his standard auyoue ex cept the promoters and trust magnates of W all street: and he will have dilïi culty in holding to him those who were repudiated by his action on the platform. In fact, it would not be surprising if Parker and Davis failed tu carry a single northern or western state. Havre Plaindealer: Harry Peaslev, formerly employed as a brakemau on the Great Northern railway, was ac quitted of a charge of obtaining money under false pretenses in Judge Melu tyre's court Wednesday. Peaslev was arrested at the instance of N. J. Webb, and accused of exporting hoboes at so much per head in a dead head bag gage car. It was alleged that Mr. Peasley rounded up a bunch of eight me n whose destination was Spokane and agreed to send them over the line for four dollars per head. THE STOCKYAK DS STRIKE. The livestock interests of Montana and other western states are meeting with a series of discouragements this season. Range conditions are ex tremely unfortunate, the federal au thorities have made dipping regula tions that will prove most embarras sing and expensive to the cattlemen, and a strike among stockyards em ployes that promises to continue for some time make a list of misfortunes which threaten serious consequences to those concerned. All the lartre livestock centers are affected by the strike of butchers and others employed by the big packing firms. Most of the big plants have suspended operations, or are working with a greatly reduced force, and the demand for all classes of livestock has been reduced to small propor tions. Stockmen who were preparing to make shipments to the great mar ket centers have been advised to await developments, and will delay ship ping as long as possible—with the probable result that, when the stock yards trouble is finally adjusted, there will be such a rush of beef and mutton to market that prices will de cline to an unprofitable basis. The stockyards trouble, according to the press dispatches, is due to a dispute over the wages of unskilled labor, and about fifty thousand men are affected by the strke at the various markets. In Chicago alone, it is stat ed, there are about twenty thousand men on strike. It is to be regretted that the arrangements to arbitrate the difficulty were not carried into effect, but it appears that the packers and the strikers differed as to the terms upon which work was to be resumed, and the latest advices report that the prospects for an amicable settlement are not at all promising. In the meantime many of the producers are unable to market their livestock, and consumers are paying higher prices for meat; the strikers are refusing to work except upon terms to which the packers will not agree, and violence is threatened against non-union men who may attempt to fill the places va cated by the discontented workmen. It is a most deplorable state of affairs, the only possible settlement being mutual concessions on each side, or the employment of a large force of new men by the packers. There have been very few labor dis turbances in the livestock market cen ters during the past twenty-five years, the employers and their men having arranged matters without recourse to strikes and lockouts. Prior to the present trouble, the most serious dis agreement was in December, 1879, and affected about 20,000 men. This strike lasted nearly ten weeks, and ended in favor of the employers. In 18SG the stockyards employes struck for an eight-hour day, and in this effort they were ay;aiu defeated. In the Debs railroad strike iu 1894, the stockyards employes quit work and after three weeks of idleness they returned to their old positions without having gained auy advantage. It is hoped that the packing houses will soon resume operations with a full force of men, and that market conditions will be favorable to ship pers. If the old employes of the pack ing plants prefer to remain idle, that is their right and privilege; but if they attempt to intimidate or assault others who wish to work and assist in con veying the meat supply of the country Irom the producer to the consumer, they will forfeit the sympathy of the general public. Itiil Nye's Cow Ad. Bill Nye, the humorist, once had a cow to sell, the story yoes, and adver tised her as follows: "Owing to my ill health, 1 will sell at my residence, in township 19, range 18, according to the government's survey, one plush raspberry cow, aged 8 years. She is of undoubted courage and gives milk frequently. To a man who does not fear death iu any form she would be a great boon. She is very much at tached to her present home with a stay chain, but she will be sold to auy one who will agree to treat her right. She is one-fourth Shorthorn and three fourths hyena. I will also throw in a double-barrel shotgun, which goes with her. In May she usually goes away for a week or two and returns with a tall, red calf with wabbly legs. Her name is Rose. I would rather sell her to a non-resident." Pointed Paragraphs. Some men are too intellectual to be intelligent. A woman always looks on the bright side—of a mirror. A hero must die at the right time iu order to acquire a monument. Chickens that come home to roost have more sense than some people. After working the political boss for a job, a man can afford to take it easy. A ten-pound baby can make more noise than a 250 pound man can sun press. r A pet Uoy has prevented many a bachelor from breaking into the mat rimonial game. The average woman would rather marry a man to reform him than not be able to pose as a reformer of some kinci. -MAY CLOSE STOCKYARDS. Striking Uutchcrs Get Assistance From Workmen In Other Trades. C hicago , July 25.—With all peace negotiations broken off and with all the allied trades unions employed at the different plants with the exception of the teamsters and the stationary engineers out on strike in sympathy with the butcher workmen, who quit work two weeks ago, the stock yards strike tonight had settled down to what promises to be one of the bitter est fights between capital and labor in the history of America. At 10 o'clock thousands of teams ters, cattle handlers and members of the mechanical trades quit work and made a grand rush for the gates lead ing from the busiest square of build ings, yards and pens in the world. Prior to this spectacular exodus came small strikes in the various plants, including carpenters, firemen, eleva tor men, machinists, etc., but these did not have the effect of tieing up the plants, since such action had been an ticipated. and as often as a union man stepped out, a non-union man. or a union man who had deserted his or ganization, was there to take his place. According to Mr. Donnelly, today's strike swelled the number of men who have quit work at the stock yards in Chicago alone to nearly 30,000 per sons. Both sides to the controversy declared tonight that they were per fectly satisfied with the present state of affairs and that they were willing to make it a fight to a finish to deter mine who shall dictate the terms of a settlement. A new phase of the strike situation developed late this afternoon when no tice was given by the unions to the in dependent packers at the stock yards that their men would not be allowed to handle animals which had been brought into the yards or handled in any way by non-union men. The ultimatum of the unions leaves the in dependent packers no alternative but to receive their livestock directly from the country or else close down busi ness entirely. With a detachment of policemen on each car, six trainloads of non-union men were unloaded at the stock yards tonight to take the places of strikers. A majority of the men were taken to the plants of Armour & Co. and Nel son, Morris & Co. These new ar rivals, it was said by the packers" representatives, brought the number of new employes distributed among the plants up to more than 7,000. Disturbances in the vicinity of the stock yards during this afternoon and tonight were numerous. The police were on the alert, however, and in each case the rioters were dispersed before they had been able to seriously injure any of their intended victims. Never Too Old To .Marry. Philadelphia , July 25.— News comes from Shepherdstown, W. Va., that ex-Senator Henry G. Davis, the democratic vice presidential candi date, will in the fall marry Mrs. Kath erine Reynolds, widow of Dr. John Reynolds, of Shepherdstown. Mrs. Reynolds is 70 years old, while Sen ator Davis is 80. There is an inter esting story back of the approaching wedding. Many years ago, when Henry G. Da vis was a brakeman on the Baltimore & Ohio railway, lie became a suitor for the hand of Miss Katherine Cush wa, whose family was one of the most prominent in Washington county, Maryland. Davis proposed and the young woman was willing, but her parents could not reconcile themselves to the idea of their daughter marrying a poor railroad brakeman, and the young man was sent on his way with a broken heart. Young Davis disap peared to rise rapidly in the railway service until he became the richest and the most powerful citizen in his state, while Miss Cushwa became the bride of Dr. John Reynolds, a promi nent physician. It was not until many years afterward that the two old lovers came together agaiu, one as a widow and the other a widower. Mrs. Rey nolds is the mother of two grown up children and the graudmother of a half dozen boys and girls. Peabody Ucsents Investigation. D kntvek , Col., July 25.—"President Roosevelt has just as much authority to appoint a committee to investigate conditions in the state of Colorado as 1 have to appoint one to investigate some disturbance in Missouri," is Governor Pea body's declaration, with reference to the visit of laboring men to the president to ask for au investi gation of Colorado labor deporta tions. Governor Peabody seemed not to relish the idea of federal investiga tion iu the state, though he talked as if it was simply a matter which did not concern him iu the least. He said he knew nothing of the agents of the commerce and labor department who President Roosevelt said were now in the state. Slashed liy Filipinos. st. Louis, July 25.—Manager Ben Jenkins of the Cafe Luzon, on the Philippine reservation at the World's Fair, who was wounded Saturday night in aa encouot-jr with Filipinos, wLü tvsivcu the cl"-i:ig of the restau rai.. by an attack w;:b kt:ives, is not expected live. y Watehua.u MeGuire and the o th .r- wounded in the affray are re cncuring. Six white women who were arrested as a result of th- trouble, are being held pending the investigation. So far 10 Filipinos, who were identi fied by the women a- having been in the restaurant at che time of the trouble, have been arrested. I/OM IliNtorie Treasare». Every year sees wiped out the re mains which have lasted for thousands of years past. Now. in our own (lay, the antiquities of South Africa and of Central and South America have been destroyed as rapidly, as they can be found. Elsewhere engineers of every nation use up buildings as quarries or wreck them for the sake ot' temporary profit. Speculators, native and Euro pean. tear to pieces every tomb they can find in the east and sell the few showy proceeds that have thus lost their meaning and history. And the casual discoveries that are made perish in a ghastly manner. The Saxon re galia of Harold, the treasures of Thon: '.s a Beeket's shrine, the burial of Alfred, the burial of Theotlorie and the summer palace of Peking have within modern memory all gone the same way as the wonders that have perished in the French sack of Home or the Greek sack of Persia.—Flinders Fetrie's "Archaeology." Tlie Horse In Action, Did you ever think, says a horse man. how fast a horse in a 2:20 gait moves his feet? When a horse is trot ting a 2:20 gait Iiis feet move a little faster than a mile in 1:10. As Iiis body is moving at 2:20, and as each of his feet when in contact with the ground is stationary and then is picked up and moved forward to take the next step, the foot must move as much fast er than the body as to make the step, which is over twice as fast. Now, the action is: The foot is at rest upon the ground and is raised some one or two feet high, then forced forward nearly the full length of the leg, then lowered to the ground and is at rest for nearly two-thirds of the time that the next step is being taken. The time, nearly two-thirds, 1 think, is too long, but it is from one-half to two-thirds of the next step.—American Cultivator. He Worked tlie Aurora Borealis. George liartlett 1'roscotl was one of the pioneers of the science of electricity in America. Ile began the study of electricity in 1S40, when he was six teen. With Edison, he owned all the patents in the quadruplex system both in this country and in Great Britain. He introduced the duplex system iu 1870 and the quadruplex two years later. I'rescott made certain that the aurora borealis was an electrical dis play, and while in the Boston oüice on one occasion lie disconnected the bat teries and operated the wires with the atmospheric electricity. Tîje Desert of Sn!iar:t. The greater part of the desert of Sa hara is from 0,000 to S,000 feet above the level of the ocean. The desert is not rainless, but showers cover it with grass for a few weeks in the year, large flocks and herds being mainly upon its borders, and the oases are de pressions in which water can be col lected and stored. It was at one time believed that the whole of the desert was below the sea level instead of only a comparatively small part of it. A False? Test For Steel llliules» Many people imagine that by blowing their breath on the blade of a knife they can tell whether the blade is steel or pot metal. Now, a person's breath will adhere to a pot metal blade and fade away the same as on steel, but nine out of ten men don't know this, and that is the reason why so many people carry inferior pocketknives. rl m. There is no dis puting the fact that man's heart is often readied through the stomach. Happy the housewife who can please her husband's appetite with well cooked food for the table. Many a man is grouchy, ugly, nervous, suffering from dis tress after eatfng, heart palpitation, and all through the overworked stomach. Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery, which helps the digestion of food in tlie stomach, assists the blood in taking up the proper elements from the food, helps the liver into activity, thereby throwing out the poisons in the blood and vitalizing the whole system. This assimilation helps in the oxidation of the red blood corpuscles, the poisons in the system are eliminated, the heart gets the right kind of blood and the person feels invigorated and stronger in consequence. As a tissue builder it is far preferable to cod liver oil or any alco holic compounds or tonics, because it gives the blood and the tissues the food elements they require and maintains a person's nutrition by enabling him to eat, retain, digest and assimilate nutritious food. It overcomes the gastric irritability and symptoms of indigestion. Because of the good effects from using Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery upon nutrition and the building up of the tissues, catarrh, con sumption, weakness or debility and symp toms of fever, night - sweats, headaches, etc., disappear. "I believe that it is generativ conceded that Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery is the best medicine for a man to take suffering from indigestion, kidney trouble, or any of the afflic tions resulting from overwork or neglecting a cold," writes J. Russell Hill, of -,32 Bnrrie Street, Kingston, Ontario, Recording Secretary Impe rial Knights' Federation l,ec.gue of Kingston. "I have used it several times during the past few years and have always found that it gave me immediate relief It expels excessive uric acid iu the system, due to improper digestion, relieves the ^kidneys from congestion, drives headache and backache awav, induces appetite and tones up the general system. I consider it a fine remedy for young or old men, sure to build up a run-down condition of the system." £*fr / r/iL LS ^ A & GRE.AT FALLS , MONTANA. DAY SCHOOL sift. 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