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Tendencies of
The World's
XVnl -1 -f-i■ r*a By E - B - Andrews,
■ I Jill |â Chancellor University
^ of Nebraska
I CANNOT subscribe to the theory that the course of history
is directed wholly by economic causes—the so called eco
nomic interpretation of history. But there is ONE ECO
NOMIC MIGHT which shapes human events to an even
greater extent than the advocates of that theory have ob
served—I mean the money power—and it is among the philan
thropist's most gratifying notes that this incalculably strong force is
at every crisis of strained relations between nations exerted ON THE
SIDE OE PEACE. As a preservative of peace the money power
deserves to stand alongside The Hague tribunal.
The leaven of liberty a century ago permeated the meal till all
ftvest Europe was leavened. Liberal ideas, domestic and streaming
in from Switzerland, Italy, Greece, England and France, especially
'during the revolution in 1S30, proved at last more than a match for
•Metternich, and when the new revolution of 1S48 ROCKED TO
ITS BASE EVERY THRONE of continental Europe he fell and
his system was doomed.
Men had come more and more into Gladstone's state of mind in
1851, when lie wrote: "It is a great and noble secret, that of consti
tutional freedom, which has given up the largest liberties, with
the steadiest throne and the most vigorous executive in Christen
dom. * * I am deeply convinced that rfluong us all systems,
whether religious or political, which rest on a principle of
abolutism must of necessity be not indeed tyrannical, BUT
ally to enlist the members of a community, with due regard to their
several capacities, in tlic performance of its public duties is the
way to make that community powerful and healthful, to give a firm
seat to its rulers and to engender a warm and intelligent devotion
in those beneath their sway."
A wide and deep remission of philanthropy marks the intelligence
of our time, partly speculative in origin, as seen in Nietzsche, who
ridicules consideration for one's enemies and for the weak as slaves'
ethics, and partly resulting from FULLER ACQUAINTANCE
thoroughly trained in trick gymnastics stick at vocables like "equal
ity,'' "brotherhood," "the race," "humanity." Such a generalization
as "man" does well enough in zoology, but in practical ethics it finds
its position harder and harder to keep. The changed thought prompt
ly sidles over on to political ground.
Another bowlder obstructing democracy's path is socialism. The
socialists have, agreeably to their wish, convinced great multitudes
that their programme is simply the logical working out of democracy.
At the same time, against their wish, they have begotten the con
viction in others that SOCIALISM PUT IN PRACTICE
W Ol LD MEAN ANARCHY, communism, leveling, a crusade
against the highlands of man's life in the interest of the bog. It would
build forth the social body utterly without regard to heterogeneity,
allowing no place for the genius, the artist, the dreamer, the mug
wump, the nonconformist, the rebel. Prisoned in the IRON
ORDERLINESS socialism must bring, real men would cry out with
Walt Whitman:
Oh, something far away from the puny and pious life,
Something unproved, something in a trance,
Something escaped from the anchorage and driving free!
The World Is Fast
Tiring of Militarism
By Lieutenant General NELSON A. MILES, Retired
HE settlement of international controversies by the dread
arbitrament of war involves the destruction of ten of thou
sands and sometimes hundreds of thousands of the voung'
men of both countries.
The great majority of wars in the world's history have been oc
casioned by the seltish ambition of some usurper or cruel tyrant, the
intrigue of unscrupulous men OR THE AVARICE AND CREED
OF A PEOPLE. The deadly war now being waged between two
powerful nations in the orient cannot benefit either country, but must
impoverish both for the next hundred years. It will not benefit man
kind, but must retard human progress.
I have no sympathy for that sentiment of peace that would com
promise and arbitrate with powerful nations and at the same time
overrun, intimidate, subjugate or oppress the people of defenseless
The question as to what the millions of men would do ii unem
ployed in military service is answered by the fact that they would
promotion of peaceful arts and industries our people have won a place
in the world's confidence and respect, in which we all hold just pride.
In these splendid activities there is no sound of warring cannon and
dying men.
In the most picturesque valley of the world, on the right bank
of the beautiful Hudson, there is a great university, that will cost
when completed fifty millions of dollars, dedicated to the "gods of
war," On the banks of that majestic river there will also be estab
lished a citadel dedicated to the "spirits of peace."
The ancient and refined Athenians erected colossal monuments
and temples to the unknown gods. I trust we shall build temples
of equal grandeur and beauty FOR THE LIYINO PRESENT.
What Has Happened in Montana During
the Past Few Days
Dillon, Nov . 3.—Ernest G. Ritter,
who lives on the William Roberts
ranch, south of Dillon, narrowly es
capad death while engaged in hauling
wood yesterday. He was driving over
a bad piece of road, when a lurch of
the wagon threw him off the vehicle in
front of one of the wheels. The wheel
passed over his hips. No bones were
broken, but the pressure of the wheel
caused a hemorrage that would have
ended his life had he not had medical
attention in time.
Helena , Nov. 3.—E. M. Dahlstrom,
a well-known life insurance agent of
this city, says the sum of $8,000,000
was left to him and four others by an
uncle in Australia. Mr. Dahlstroiu
has just received notice of the death of
his uncle from relatives in Sweden.
His uncle's name was Charles John
san Delander, and he died in Mel
bourne, Australia, on Sept. 15. His
estate, which is said to consist of
,000,000 or more, is to be divided
among his five living relatives, which
includes Mr. Dahlstrom of Helena.
Butte, Nov. 3. —J. L. Simmons,
alias Joseph R. Simmons, alias Rich
ard L. Smalley, was arrested this af
ternoon on a warrant charging him
with illegal registration. Mr. Sim
mons is the same man who was ar
rested last week and tried on a charge
of illegal registration, and who was
released by Justice Tim Harrington
upon the ground that the second time
he did not register but only attempted
to register. Mr. Simmons' accusers
say they have certain information that
he has registered four times, including
the time when his name was not en
tered upon the books. His true name
is said to be J. L. Simmons and he
has not yet registered under that
Helena, Nov . 3.—The payment of
inheritance taxes is by no means an
inconsiderate item in the state, as is
shown by the books in State Treasurer
A. H. Barret's office. From these
figures it is found that the inheritance
taxes durjng the past two years, or
since the 1st of December, 1902, has
averaged almost $9,000 a year, the to
tal for the year and 11 months hav
ing been $17,713.67. This amount rep
resents 60 per cent of the total inher
itance taxes paid to the several coun
ties, the law providing that this pro
portion of the total shall go to the
state. Dnring the period mentioned,
these taxes have been paid in 17 of
26 counties.
Helena, Nov. 4. —Application has
been made to Judge Hunt in the feder
al court to transfer to the circuit court
of the United States the case of P. O.
Wells against C. W. Clark to recover
$25,000 on a promissory note given by
Clark to the Union bank of this city
and transferred to Wells. It is claim
ed Clark no longer lives in this dis
Miles City, Nov . 4.—Judge C. H.
Loud has brought suit against W. B.
Jordan, president of the First Nation
al bank, for $100,000 claimed to be
damages sustained by the judge by
reason of the alleged fact that Mr.
Jordan is the author of a circular en
titled "The True Story of a Crime, "
in which Judge Loud is attacked.
Great Falls , Nov. 4.—An attach
ment was tiled in the district court
yesterday upon the property of the
Great Falls Fire Brick company near
Field, to satisfy a judgment in the dis
trict, court rendered Feb. 2, 1904, in
the sum of $2,194.40, in favor of the
First National bauk. In addition to
the judgment the attachment called for
interest at the rate of 8 per cent, $200
attorney fees and costs amounting iu
all to $2,704.90.
Butte, Nov. 4. —Thomas and Mary
O'Meara, parents of John H. O'Meara,
who was killed on the air line in Ana
couda a year ago, have brought suit
against the Washoe and Anaconda
companies for the sum of $50,000 for
the death of their sou. Mrs. Blanche
O'Mara, widow of the deceased man,
is made defendant with the two com
panies because she refused to be a
party plaintiff in the suit. She is ad
ministratrix of the estate of her hus
band .
Anaconda, Nov. 4. —\V. H. Bozau
son met the very kind of a death this
morning which, for several weeks past
he has been expecting. He dropped
dead while working on a building at
the Three Mile house east of the city.
Although not feeling in the best of
health he went to work this morning
as usual and shortly before noon ex
pired lie had been employed as a
carpenter at that place for about five
Missoula , Nov. 4.—W. A. Cook,
of Boniia, and two other parties who
were iu Cook's saloon the night it was
held a Pi were in Missoula yestei\ ay
afternoon and positively identified Pe
ter Stoof and ,1 ames Cariueross as the
men who did the job. Sheriff Thomp
son had both of the men taken into the
jail office and compelled them to put ou
two masks that were found in their
possession wheu they were arrested at
Rathdrum, Idaho, some days ago.
The three men identified the masks
positively, and also the clothes which
the bandits wore, and the gun which
was found on one of the men.
G lendive , Nov. 5.—Last night the
safe in the saloon of Thomas Lee was
opened and cash to the amount of
about $200 stolen. The safe was not
cracked, but was opened by the use of
the combination. There was no clue
as to the identity of the robber.
Dillon, Nov, 5. —Word was re
ceived here yesterday of the attempted
suicide of Jacob Hartwig, a, well
known Beaverhead rancher, who re
sides near Wills. It is said that
Hartwig and his wife have had sev
eral disagreements of late and it was
after one of these quarrels that he at
tempted to take his life by shootiner
himself in the head with a large cali
ber revolver.
Bozeman , Nov. 5. —Late this after
noon Mrs. Annie Watson was ar
rested by the Bozeman police. She
is charged with passing a bogus check
drawn on the Park bank in Livings
ton. The check was passed on Mrs.
Knowles, of Chico Hot Springs, where
Mrs. Watson had been boarding for
some time, pretending to be a book
agent in the employ of a religious
book firm. The firm, however, denies
any knowledge of the woman.
Great Falls, Nov. 5.— Charles M.
Beisel, a ranch hand, until recently in
the employ of Dr. Charles S. Noble at
Sunnyside, is under arrest in this city
on the charge of arson. It is alleged
that on Friday night he set fire to one
of the hay stacks on the Noble ranch,
totally destroying it. He was dis
charged by Dr. Noble a few weeks ago.
and at the Lime he is said to have re
marked that he ''would get even."
The hay destroyed was valued at
about $1,500.
Helena ,Nov. 5.—J. O. Briscoe, who
was thrown out of his buggy this af
ternoon while coming down Dry gulch,
expired shortly after S o'clock this
evening at St.-John's hospital. Mr.
Briscoe had been sickly for several
years and his constitution failed to
withstand the shock of the accident.
A short time ago Mr. Briscoe leased
the Sunrise mine in Dry gulch, and
the accident took place wnile coming
down to Helena.
Butte, Nov. 5. —Peter J. Anderson
reported to the police this afternoon
that while asleep in a room at the
Butte City hotel, corner of Park and
Arizona streets early this morning he
discovered on awakening that he had
been robbed of $215 in cash and a
gold watch and chain, as well as
drafts amounting to about $600 in Uni
ted States money, the paper being
Swedish. The checks or drafts were
returned, however.
Boulder, Nov. 6.—The sheriff's
office was notified tonight that John
Sockerson's saloon in Basin had been
held up by two masked men, and that
Mr. Sockerson had been shot twice by
the highwaymen while defending his
possessions. The robbers escaped. It
is not known here whether or not they
secured any booty. It is understood
that Mr. Sockerson is seriously in
jured, aud a doctor was taken from
this place. The sheriff left at once
for Basin and wiil organize a posse
to pursue the robbers.
A Menagerie For Roosevelt.
New York, N ov . 7. —Two lionesses,
two monkeys, two ostriches and a ze
bra, which were presented by King
Menelik of Abyssinia to the president
of the United States, arrived here to
day on the Atlantic transport line
steamship Minneapolis from Loudon.
On ■ lioness died during the voyage.
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The crown of womanhood is motherhood.
But uneasy lies the head that wears the
crown or anticipates this coronation, when
there is a lack of womanly strength to bear
the burdens of maternal dignity and duty.
The reason why so many women sink under
the strain of motherhood is because they
are unprepared.
"I unhesitatingly advise expectant moth
ers to use Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescrip
tion,"writes Mrs. J.W. G. Stephens, of Mila,
Northumberland Co., Va. The reason for
this advice is that Dr. Tierce's Favorite Pre
scription is the best preparative for the
maternal function. No matter how healthy
and strong a woman may be, she cannot
use "Favorite Prescription" as a prepara
tive for maternity without gain of health
and comfort. But it is the women who are
not strong who best appreciate the great
benefits received from the use of "Favorite
Prescription." For one thing its use makes
the baby's advent practically painless. It
has iu many cases reduced days of suffer
ing to a few brief hours. It has changed
the period of anxiety aud struggle into a
time of ease and comfort.
The proprietors and makers of Doctor
Pierce's Favorite Prescription now feel
fully warranted in offering to pay $500 for
my case of Leucorrhea, Female Weakness,
Prolapsus, or Falling of Womb, which they
cannot cure. All the World's Dispensary
Medical Association, Proprietors, of Buf
falo, N. Y., ask is a fair and reasonable
trial of their means of care.
Yet an Innocent Remark Was the
Cause of His Dentil.
The father of Gueau de Reverseaux
had been a distinguished lawyer, and
through his influence he held important
offices under the government. When
the revolution began he gave up his
office at La Rochelle and retired to
From the time that the revolution
began Gueau de Reverseaux devoted
his attention exclusively to preserving
his own safety. Ile wrote 110 letters.
He would receive no letters. He saw
no visitors and paid 110 visits. He
spoke to no person and allowed no one
to come near him. It would have been
impossible to be more prudent than he
However, he wanted some sheds built
on his farm near Chartres and ven
tured to consult a carpenter. The car
penter told him that he could not un
dertake the work immediately, as
Gueau de Reverseaux wished, because
most of his workmen were drafted to
join the army at once.
Gueau de Reverseaux replied: "The
workmen ueed not go. They can send
This remark was heard by the*work
men, but only the first phrase made
any impression on them. They reported
everywhere that M. Gueau de Rever
seaux, who must be good authority,
had said that they need not go. The
news went to headquarters that Gueau
de Reverseaux declared that the draft
ed workmen need not obey the gov
ernment. This was considered to be
conspiracy, and he was condemned to
death and executed.
Cnt OIT ht Bargain Rates.
Percy—Young Rapidgait had hard
luck. He was disinherited recently.
Harold—Cut off without a dollar, eh?
Percy—No. Iiis mother did the disin
heriting. He was cut off with 9S cents.
—Pittsburg Tost.
All the More Annoying.
"But his statement about you Is a
tissue of malicious lies, is it not?"
"No; it's a very substantial combina
tion of malicious lies, with a tissue of
malicious truth."—Philadelphia Ledger.
An acre of good fishing ground will
yield more food in a week than an
âcre of the best land will in a year.
If any reader of the River Press
considers it worthy of recommendation
to friends, the favor will be very high
ly appreciated by its publishers.
As Fall and Winter approaches you are sure to
need some of the following items, and when the
time comes, remember we can deliver the goods.
In Underwear we carry complete lines in the
celebrated Glastenberry, Wright's Health, the
original fleece lined of highest grade.
In Men's Fine Shirts we sel! the Summit, Mon
arch and Gold Medal.
We have 600 pairs of Gold Seal Overshoes, an
article that never disappoints.
Our Fall lines of Capp 100 per cent. Wool Suits
and Overcoats are here. Come and look them over.
We have a new and complete line of Gordon &
Ferguson Fur Coats. We have them in Coon,
Wombat, Russia, Calf, Kangaroo, Muskrat, and
Broadcloth rat lined. Beside these we carry the
sheep lined goods in endless variety.
We have a swell line of fall and winter Caps, and
in Gloves and Mittens we carry the best that money
will buy. We have the Busby in heavy, medium
and light weight buckskin. Reindeer, drab and
yellow horse hide, lined and unlined.
he: largest and most reliable dealers in the northwesi
immediate: cash returns, write for circulars.
Business in Fort Benton, I would
respectfully solicit a share of your
Opposite Grand Union
Hotel *
The Frolicsome Scallop.
The scallop takes life loss seriously
and servilely than his cousins, the
clams and oysters. The oyster can't
move from his place; the clam can, but
rarely does. The scallop is as free as
a bird almost to the end of his days.
Then, again, the scallop has tempera
ment lie exhibits the frolicsomeness
of childhood, as higher animals do. We
see little scallops by tens aud dozens
darting swiftly here and there in the
water by a quick opening and shutting
of the two valves of their shells. They
are as graceful as a flock of snowbirds
and as vivacious. Capture one, lay it
on the sand, and it snaps its valves,
I impatient of the interruption, if we in
; terpret the signs aright. It is alto
; getlier happy if put back in the pool.—
! Country Life In America.
lier Case Exactly.
It is related of a clergyman who was
the happy father of a charming aud
beautiful daughter that one day while
preparing his Sunday discoursë Le
was suddenly called from his desk on
a mission of mercy. The sentence at
which he left off was this: "I never
see a young man of splendid physique
aud the promise of a glorious manhood
almost realized but my heart is filled
with rapture and delight."
His daughter, happening to enter the
study, saw the sermon and read the
Sitting down, she wrote underneatü,
"Them's my sentiments, papa, exact
Dr. Fuller'* Memory.
Among those who have performec".
great feats of memory may be men
tioned Dr. Fuller, author of the "Wor
thies of England." Iii- could repeat
another man's sermon after hearing if
once and could repeat n<<0 words in an
unknown language after hearing them
twice. Ile 0110 day attempted to walk
froiu Temple Bar to the farthest end
of Cheapside and to repeat 011 his re
turn every sign on either side of the
way in the order of their occurrence,
and he did it easily.—London Mail.
It is very comforting to a man who is
Just recovering from a lingering Illness
and has managed to crawl out ou a
warm, sunshiny day to get air to have
a neighbor come along and shout cheer
ily: "Hello! Been away, haven't you?
Had a good time? You are looking
Many a tongue shakes out its mas
ter's undoing.—Shakespeare.

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