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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
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
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.
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,
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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. From this rod is sus
pended the car proper, which |
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steel rods and further strengthened
with braces of piano wire.
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