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Terms of subscription: payable in advance. One year $2 00 Biz months 100 All letters and communications containing mat ter intended for publication in this paper should be addressed to " The Hiver 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, NOV. », 1904«. AN UGLY FINISH. The closing- days of the political campaigu have been marked by sensa tional incidents in national politics, as well as in matters that are of more or less local interest to the citizens of Montana. When Judge Parker was nominated for presideut by the demo cratic party, he was introduced to the public as a dignified and honorable gentleman, and his reputation as such remained unchallenged until he com menced to make public speeches in New York and other large eastern cit ies, in which he descended to the level of sensational and irresponsible news paper writers and the tea-dollar-a-day stump orators. In appearing upon a public platform before excited audiences, Judge Par ker seems to have become bewildered, and made reckless and unfounded charges against his political oppon ents. The substance of his accusa tions was that the republican national committee had been blackmailing the trusts; that corporations had been made to contribute to the republican campaign fund under the promise that President Roosevelt, if elected, would instruct federal officials not to prose cute them for evasions or infractions of the law. These allegations have been made by some of the sensational eastern newspapers and were treated with contempt by sensible and self-re specting citizens, but when they were repeated from the public platform by the democratic candidate for president they became the subject of attention and denial by Mr.DRoosevelt and hia friends. In an open letter to Judge Parker, the president denounced the allegation as a monstrous falsehood, and no proof of the truth of Judge Parker's charges having been offered the public willcoucludethat he made an ugly break when he assailed the hon esty and good citizenship of his po litical rival. In Montana politics, also, there has been an ugly fiûish to the campaign In Silver Bow county, especially, the fight between the rival mining cor poratious lias been exceptionally bit ter, and charges and counter charges of bad faith, conspiracy against the public welfare and other oiïenses have been made against men prominent public affairs. The private and pub lic records of candidates for office have been raked over by their politi cal bppouents, and some of their acts or remarks have been misrepresented or, perverted to au extent calculated to injure them in the eyes of the voter. It was hoped and expected that the present campaigu would be free from these ugly incidents, but its closing days have brought more of them than can be remembered iu political cou tests of recent years. The Vote of .Montana. Helena Record. What will the vote of Montana be Tuesday'? That is a question that the politicians, the candidates and th political managers are generally dis cussing these closing hours of the campaign. Everyone expects there will be an increase over the vote of four years ago and a large gain over that of 1902 which was an off year, politically. The total vote of Montana as re ported to the state board of eau vass ers iu 1900, or the last presidential election, was G3,ti41. The vote on president was Bryan, fusion, 37,14(i McKinley, republican, 25,373. The vote for governor was Toole fusion, 31,419; Folaom, republican 22, «91: Hogan, independent democrat 9,1$S. The total vote in the state at the election two years ago when a con gressman and a justice of the supreme court were elected was 58,301. The vote for candidates was: Dixou, re publican nominee for congress, 24,026 Evans, democrat, 19,560; Dee, popu list and labor, 0,005: Sproule, social ist 3,131. For chief justice two years ago the vote was: Holloway, republican, 31, 690; Leslie, democrat, 21,240. It is estimated that there will be 70, 000 voles in round number» cast in Montana Tuesday or nearlv 7,000 more thau four years ago. The in crease in the vote will be found large ly in the smaller counties. It is not expected there will be a material change in the number of votes cast in the larger counties. Glasgow Review: Ed. Little, the short term prisoner who escaped from the jail yard last Thursday was cap tured at Williston the fir9t of the week by Stock Inspector Tozer. A ItIG UEPtBl.ICAN VICTORY. The result of the election, as indi cated by early and incomplete returns, is a big republican victory all along the line. In the presidential contest Mr. Roosevelt appears to have car ried more states than McKinley car ried four years ago, his total vote in the electoral college being estimated at 325. This exceeds the number pre dicted by some of the most optimistic republican political prophets a few days ago. Most so-called doubtful states voted themselves into the republican column by majorities that exceeded the most sanguine expectations of repablican leaders, and others declared themselves in favor of republican policies by giv ing President Roosevelt very substan tial endorsement. The returns show that Parker votes in the electoral col lege will be confined to what is known as the solid south. In Montana the result of the elec tion is not definitely known, but Chairman Mautle, of the republican state committee, announces that in complete returns warrant the estimât that Roosevelt has carried the state by a handsome majority. He also claims that Hon. Joseph M. Uixon, the republican candidate for congress has been re-elected, while Chairman Frank, of the democratic state com mittee, claims the re-election of Gov ernor Toole. There are conllicting claims regarding the election of the state ticket, upon which the result ap pears to be rather uncertain. The vote of Silver Bow county, which nearly one-fourth of the entire vote of the state, is the deciding factor in the contest, aud the canvass of electiou eturns in that part of Montana is generally about the last to be com pleted. There are many charges of fraud and illegal voting in Butte, and it is possible that a recount of the votes may be demanded by those who make these allegations. In Chouteau county the republican ticket swept the field. The returns in dicate the election of every candidate on the county ticket from sheriff to coroner, while the candidates on the republican state ticket received the biggest vote ever cast in this part of Montana. It was a republican record breaker iu the bauner republi can county of Montana. POLITICAL PREDICTION'S VICKIITKD. 'With Parker as our presidential candidate, the campaigu will begin with a foot race and eud in a rout. - '— W. .1. Bryan. "If you refuse to nominate Turner for vice-president, Montana will cast as many democratic electoral votes as Pennsylvania.!'—Senator Clark, at the St. Louis convention. Interest on Public Funds. Helena llecord. The aggregate of balances iu the various state funds at the close of business on the .'51st of October was $544,41)4.11. This fact, which appears in the monthly report of the state treasurer, suggests two questions. The first is, where is the money? About a year ago there was iu round numbers $247,000 deposited in a singl bank in Butte. At that time the state board of examiners, on motion of Governor Toole, made a formal or der that this balance be reduced to $t)2,;">00. Nevertheless, ten months la ter, that is, on August 31 of the pres ent year, the balance m that institu tion instead of being reduced has beeu increased to approximately $279,000 What is it at present, and where is the rest deposited? The people have right to have these questions answered and answered without delay. Incident ally it should be officially explained why Governor Toole did not enforce his own order and whether the order was made in good faith or solely as a grandstaud play. Then the people have a further right to prompt infor mation as to who is receiving the in terest on the money of the state that is deposited in banks. Nobody For Parker. Kansas has been making a political record absolutely unparalleled in the history of American politics. Up to date not a single speech has been made in the state in support of the democratic candidate for president. Every democrat or populist on the stump carefully avoided any mention of national politics. In fact, a num ber of the nominees od the democratic state ticket, iucludiDg the nominee for secretary of state, have been advising the rank and file to vote against their national ticket. The democratic can didate for governor refused to discuss national affairs in his public ad dresses. When pinned down he said that he intended to vote f or Parker, but he hastened to add that Parker was not in the Kansas campaign and that he was not urging democrats to vote for him. Free Rides On Kailroads. Yankton , S. 1)., Nov. 8.—' Today closed a situation in this state which is thoroughly unique, and which can not but have impressed every person who has traveled through the state within the past two weeks. The keen fight for the location of the state capi tol between the towns of Pierre and Mitchell resolved itself into a struggle between two gigantic railroad corpor ations. The immediate result was that the public rode free. The Milwaukee railroad is backing Mitchell because that town is an ex clusive Milwaukee point; for a like •eason the Northwestern is doing everything possible to further the in terests of Pierre. Every /lay through this city went great train loads of people packed as closely as possible. All had passes Of some kind and bound for one of the towns which wants the capitol. The passes were not restricted to voters, but were extended to wife, sis ter or cousin. People who never left their home counties are traveling back and fourth, and some trains do not even have conductors to take the tickets. The people have the right of way and come and go at will. Many used the opportunity to visit friends along the line and never saw either Mitchell or Pierre. Passes could be had for the asking from any railroad official, almost, the only excuse ueces sary being "I want to see the town I'm going to vote for." A Big Airship Contort St. Louis, Nov . t>.—Unless weather conditions prevent, the greatest dem onstration of the kind will take place at the World's Fair tomorrow. Housed in the aerodrome are five ma chines, embodying as many dilïerent principles and varying in size from the monster airship, invented and built by Francos Opars, with its im mense gas bag containing 05,000 cubic feet of hydrogen gas, to the compara tively small balloon belonging to A. L. Hey nolds, of Los Angeles, which has a capacity of only 3,000 cubic feet. Iu principle of propulision the air ships vary as widely as they do in size. Two of them come to the World's Fair with records of success ful flights. The aerial craft invented by Thomas C. Benbovv, of Columbus, Mont., and B. F. Aerry, of St. Loui will also make ascensions during the wee it. Polygamy Fight In I'tnli. Salt Lake City , Nov. (i. —In Utahl the campaign this year has been marked by a renewal of the old light against alleged cohabitation in polyg-| amy. These latter days of the cam paign have engendered bitter feeling That much strength will be developed] at the polls by the American ( anti church ) party is problematical. Bothl republican aud democratic leaders | confess themselves entirely at sea. Democrats, while conceding the I stale will be carried for Roosevelt, say the state ticket will be elected, be-1 cause of the movement of disaffected republicans toward the American party I aud that they will also carry the legis lature, which will elect a United States senator this winter. Republican State | Chairman Spry claims the state for lloosevelt by 15,000, for the state I ticket by 5,000, and an overwhelming | majority in the legislature. Sooncrs" On the (ï round. Salt Lake , Nov. 4.—Although the] Uiutah Iudiau reservation, iu north eastern Utah, is not to be thrown open for settlement until next March, al ready prospective settlers are begin ning to camp on the boundaries of the reservation, and trouble with "soon ers" is anticipated before the day of the opening. It is estimated that at| Ashley aud Vernal 000 men are wait ing for the opening. The reservation] includes some of the richest farming | aud grazing lauds iu the state aud rich in minerals. Cleveland Keceivcs An Ovation. Newakk, x. Nov. 4.— With tribute to the strength aud enthusiasm of the first voter, former President Grover Cleveland, in Newark tonight, began his second speech of the present campaign. He waited ten minutes for a cessation of the cheering aud the noise his appearance brought forth, and for 30 minutes after he began his address, 8,000 persons crpwded to gether on the taabark of a riding academy alternately listened and cheered. This was Mr. Clevland's first public appearance in this campaign in his own state. Daring his speech Mr. Cleveland was interrupted by remarks of approval from enthusiastic listen ers, and on several occasions when he departed from his text to impress up on his hearers some point upon state issues, the demonstration broke out afresh and continued for several min utes. Democrats Charge Colonization. New York, Nov. 6 —The demo cratic state committee telegraphed to county and town committeemen along the Pennsylvania and Canadian bor ders today as follows: "We have specific information that squads of republican colonizers from Pennsylvania and Canada are leav ing today for your place. They have been furnished with names and ad dresses from the registry in your dis trict and will attempt to vote under those names. Guard the depots 'with reliable men and use every effort to drive them out." Saved By a Jieer Faucet Salt Lake, Nov. 7.—A beer faucet, which deflected the course of a bullet, saved the life of Frank Pagliusi to night. A grav haired man entered the saloon in which Pagliusi is em ployed as bartender, and drawing a gun demanded the money in the till. As the bartender did not comply as quickly as desired, the bandit fired point blank at his stomach, but the ball was intercepted by a beer faucet. The hold-up rushed out to his buggy and drove rapidly away. The Montana Airship. St. Louis , Nov. 7.—The trial trip at the World's Fair by the airship Meteor, invented and built by T. C. Benbow of Columbus, Mont., with the collaboration of H. J. Wells of the same place, demonstrated the dirigi bility of the machine. Mr. Benbow propelled it in various directions and at different angles, raising and lower it in the air several times, and finally returning to the place of start The Benbo'.v dirigible balloon constructed on entirely different prin ciples from the Baldwin, which made such a brilliantly successful flight October 25. It is also much larger, the cigar-shaped bag being 74 feet long and 21A feet in diameter, with a capacity of 14,000 cubic feet, and car rying a weiyht of 900 pounds. Direct ly beneath the central line of the gas bag, and attached to its cords, i; horizontal spar, about two-thirds as long as itself, made of steel with the exceptiou of a short prolongation of bamboo aft to which the rudder-post attached. 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