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The Kalispell Bee.
PUBLISHED SEMI-WEEKLY Wednesdays and Saturdays By BEE PUBLISHING CO., Cor. Main and Second Sts., Kalispell, Mont. Telephone Number 14. Entered at the Postoflice at Kalispell. Mon ana, as second class mail matter. SUBSCRIPTION RATES. Postage free for the United States, Canada and Mexico. One cent per copy added for post age to foreign countries. Semi-Weekly Bee, Six Months............. 1.00 Semi-Weekly Bee, One Year,............... 2.00 When ordering paper changed giveold address as well as new address. Address all business communications and make money orders checks etc., payable to Bee Publishing Company. CITY OFFICIAL PAPER. WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 1902. DP TO THE CHINAMEN The systematic but thorough move ment against the Chinese chop houses in Kalispell, also the with drawal of patronage by labor union men and their friends from all in stitutions where Chinamen are em ployed to the detriment of white la bor, has met with marked success. It was previously asserted that no w'hite restaurant could compete with the Chinaman on the same terms, and that two-bit meals could not be satisfactorily served in the city or as plentiful rations be delivered for the price as those same Chinamen were giving. This has, however, been dis proved by actual experience, and in the four months of activity against the Chinese other white restaurants have sprung up and flourished and the Chinamen see their patronage gradu ally but surely lessening. But two restaurants were able to struggle against the Chinese competition un til the union took the matter in hand, and now it is up to the Chinamen. The prime support of one of these chop houses is from railroad em ployes, who insist that they cannot get their money's worth elsewhere, but some of them have experimented elsewhere, and are now satisfied with the exchange and better pleased to eat at neat tables, clean and ar ranged in some taste, and be waited upon by fresh looking, deft fingered girls or tidy young men than have John shout the jargon of "loast beef, loast leal, boilee clabbage" in their ears and have the stuff shot out to them on a greasy cloth, or none at all. And there is satisfaction in it, even if the cut of meat is a little smaller or the pie cut closer. It is ciean, and you know it is good and was cooked by a white man, and that is worth a good deal. There is no ex cuse now for any union man or union sympathizer to eat with the China men or where they are employed, as the following are among the places open to union patronage: Hotel Na tional, The Dover, The Gem Coffee House, The Cosmopolitan, White Res taurant, C Dugas, Employment Office Restaurant, and perhaps other small places which do not employ China men in any capacity. The labor union has accomplished considerable in this direction and that with very little friction, and hopes pretty soon to have the Chinamen completely out of the game in Kalispell. STRENUOUS LIFE IN TEXAS The bold, bad cowboy of yellow journalism, the fierce train robber of me northwest and the long and short man of many Butte holdups, is out classed, outrivaled and paralyzed eternally, as is the record of crime in any one day in this zoite by the tough element of El Paso, Texas. There was certainly something doin' among the lower class population along this section of the border last Thursday. Lon Brown killed a Mexican sheep herder with a rifle. Jose Perez killed Maria Guadaloupe at a ball. A de mented soldier terrprized a boarding house with a rapid fire gun, but was captured by strategy before he killed anyone. Teodora Gamboa fatally stabbed Juan Madrid at a dance. Tom Hogan was shot by an unknown man in a saloon. Jim Crow was ar rested today, charged with knocking John Graham in the head with an axe and placing his body on a rail road track. Following so closely upon Mr. Bryan's absolute withdrawal as a presidential candiate, the r.ews that he has gone to Cuba is nortentious. He will attend the inauguration of President Palma, the first chief ex ecutive of the Cuban republic under the new regime and study conditions in the West Indies. a LEADS TO THE PENITENTIARY That Judge Harney of Butte has some peculiarities on the bench is admitted, but he certainly takes the right stand in regard to the indis criminate sentencing of wild young sters to the reform school for pranks which arise from association or lack of discipline. The judge holds rightly that a boy sent to the reform school has a blemish on his name which years may not erase. And how true it may soon become apparent in Montana that the reform school is but preparatory scnool for the peni tentiary. Boys, neimer vicious nor criminal are there thrown into daily contact with older companions who, through the age limit have escaped the penitentiary for a t.me and sent to the juvenile school, fully prepared to contaminate the younger lads with whom they are thrown. Too much carefulness cannot be observed by the bench in sentencing youngsters to the shameful penalty of reforming at this institution, for "once a con vict always a convict" holds good in this case. Many of the boys who in the short existence of this state in stitution at Miles City have served their time have turned to the crimi nal classes for aid and comfort and have made more than one appear ance in police courts for minor of fenses and no doubt, several have found their way through criminal channels to the pen. There have been a few, a very few, who have not drifted into criminal intimacies since their release, but usually they were boys of misfortune when they were thrust into the state's custody by re calcitrant parents or guardians and really benefited by the instruction and discipline received at the school. The experience being hurtful to the subsequent career of the boys, how much more harm may result from branding wayward girls with this badge of dishonor, a term in the re form school? Following the career of at least a dozen who have had time service, usually for immorality, one finds that even in the probation ary period they have returned to the slums of Butte and Helena or be come street walkers in their home towns. The girl who has once dark ened the gates of the reformatory carries a life long blemish. Many of the inmates of the female ward are young children, hardly in their teens, and they make confidants of the way ward girls, who, at 16 or 18 years, have been taken from houses of pros titution and sent to the reform school —to reform? Well, hardly. A girl who has reveled in the slums and become thoroughly contaminated, as many of the older ones bear record, is a hard subject to reform. The system of mixing the young ones of either sex with those who have become outcasts from choice is all wrong and bears its bitter fruit. How much better would it be to practically separate the sheep from the goats and under different systems bring the younger ones up to a reali zation of moral rights and wrongs and discipline those others who have already partaken of the forbidden fruit. IN DEFERENCE TO MRS. CATT A strenuous campaign for woman suffrage is to be carried on in the Montana legislature this coming ses sion. which accounts for the pres ence of Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt at Helena just now, and she has en listed a number of Capital City ladies in the cause. In the west woman suffrage seems to have an easier vic tory than in the effete east, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and Idaho having successively yielded to the demands of the feminine politicians, but Mon tana has yet refused to come into the enemy's camp. As a premium on wedlock, giving the married man two votes for one of his less fortu nate or unfortunate brethren as the case may be, an amendment to the state constitution giving women in Montana the same rights to the bal lot men have may meet with more favor than it has previously. At two or three sessions of the legislature a suffrage lobby of the golden haired sistern have endeavored to have a bill passed submitting this constitu tional amendment to the voters, but the bill has always failed of passage. Individually, the sweet voiced sirens of the lobby have met with great suc cess with the grave and reverend senators and the less punctilious members of the house, but their eas ily obtained promises have for some cause failed to make good, and the required two-thirds majority is still a long way off. There are so many men, and women, too, that cannot a say no, and mean it, that an assur ance of assent is not worth much as a political asset. The campaign might be made on a platform of mar ried men only for the legislature, and then again the ladies may find their trust misplaced, as some of the mar ried men being too familiar with fem inine traits may think too long over the proposition and not favor pre senting their wives with the grand prerogative of voting just like a man. On the whole, a scheme of campaign looking to the advancement of bach elors, with a lingering desire to be loved for self alone, to legislative honors, might . accomplish more for the cause, as they certainly could be easily persuaded to labor for love, if not for the love of labor, and the bill for equal suffrage should pass unani mously. All of this under the proviso that young bachelorà are elected without entanglement, and, further, that the lobby must consist of eligi ble young ladies, those with golden hair hanging closely to the spine pre ferred. Porto Rico as an Object Lesson. The record of the revival of indus tries and prosperity in Porto Rico since the inauguration of free trade between the island and the states is both marvellous and instructive. We are now buying from Porto Ricans three times more of their products than the average in the five years preceding the Spanish war and sell ing them five times more than the annual average of their purchases from us during the same period. Our exports to them will amount for the fiscal year to about $10,000,000 and our imports to about $7,000,000. The Porto Ricans are buying from us every variety of merchandise needed to fully rehabilitate their country and improve their domestic conditions on the line of American models and customs. Their staple industries have been revived and are promising a most extraordinary agri cultural and mechanical development. From that dreary and impoverished period which succeeded the hurri cane of August, 1899, and the imposi tion of the Foraker tariff taxes the beautiful island has leaped into leaf and flower and fruit as by the magic of an East Indian illusionist. The people of Porto Rico are a sin gularly docile and industrious popu lation. They are susceptible of quick development along ambitious lines. They never succumbed to the cal loused galley slave feelings of the Cubans and they have always had a higher sense of the importance of civilization and culture than the colo nists around them in the islands dom inated by the English, the French and the Danes, or independently con trolled by the San Domingans and the Haytiens. When the Americans occupied the islands the Porto Ricans were fran tic with joy and golden expectations. Although their enthusiasm was sub jected to severe trials in the reorgan ization period to which we have al-' luded, now it is rampant again, as work is plenty, wages increased, prices of their products doubled and quadrupled and they begin to see and feel the splendors of American free dom. There is no more beautiful patch of ground on the globe than the com pact 4,000 square miles of Porto Rico. From the height of El Yunke one looks down upon Eden. And now that Americanism is making it pulse and produce and prosper like an or chard of apples of gold. Porto Rico is becoming the envy of her neigh bors. The people of the islands about, as Jamaica and the Lesser An tilles, are getting an object lesson in Porto Rico's prosperity that bids fair to bring them, sooner or later, to beg for reiease from continental owner ship and incorporation with the great almoner republic of North America. For Sale—One 12 and one 8 foot Aeromotor wind mill. Also drug stock. Flowering shrubs and nursery stock. D. J. Plume. Go to the Flathead Abstract com pany at 20 Second street east for ab stracts of title. Incorporated capital, $5,OOu. A Real Selfish Man. "The meanest man,'' said an enthu siast^ woman cyclist last Sunday, "that lives in Flathead is the selfish creature who owns a part of the Still water river and the pretty road that skirts the east side from Lebert & Burn's mill. We had planned such a nice ride along that road, and lo! and behold we had just got started when we ran up against a locked gate and a sign, 'no fisning or tres passing on these premises,' and so, of course, we had to turn about and hike up the hill. The lower road is fine wheeling and a shady, delightful spot for a rest, and the party was very much provoked. That Mr. An derson must be awful mean to want all the scenery and even forbid fish ing in a public stream, but he ought to know that his gate and sign are hateful and will not bring any joy to him if the Sunday strollers are an authority. Isn't he just too mean," and the young lady gave her wheel an impatient kick as she sped around the corner without ringing the bell. The "McKibbin" Leads-Others Follow TUB McKibbin Is the Leading Hat in St. Paul and Minneapolis and for no other reason than the fact that it is the BEST and NOBBIEST HAT on the market for the money 75 Styles To Select From tf£ i is t the hat! ;my father'wearsv None Better Made TUB McKibbin Is an honest UNION-MADE HAT, manufactured by reliable workmen Prices from $1.00 to $3.00 and..... ' .75 Styles To Select From NONE BETTER MADE KALISPELL'S DEPARTMENT STORE THE FAIR HARBERT &, NORQUIST PROPRIETORS Mutual Life of New York Largest and Best Life Insurance Company in the World Local Agents: GRIFFIN, STANNARD & CALBICK Leave your money with the Local Agents A dancing class will be formed at the Opera house next Tuesday even ing, May 13. Chester's orchestra will furnish the music. Will have four ladies and four gentlemen teachers. Everybody invited. Wanted—Every woman in Kalispell a"d vicinity to read Wilson's adver tisement elsewhere in this issue. SUIT SALE 1160 MONDAY MAY 12 SKIRT SALE BEGINS THE ypaun cfn <n (fli (01 Tailor-Made Suits Lot No. 1, Values $35.00 to $45.00 Sale Price____ Lot No. 2. Values $23,50 to $28.50 Sale Price... Lot No. 3, Values $17.50 to $22.50 Sale Price... Lot No. 4, Values $13.50 to $16.50 Sale Price... Lot No. 5, Values $9.50 to $12-50 Sale Price....... $28.50 18.50 13.50 10.50 6.50 at... WILSON'S Consisting of Ladies' Tailor-cMade Suits, Dress Skirts, Walking Skirts, Satin and Silk Waists and cMillinery, to continue two weeks, ending Saturday May 24th We haïe decided to make a tremendous reduction in prices on these goods to reduce our large stock, and will sell at following prices (Alterations Free of Charge): Dress and Walking Skirts Lot No. 1, Values $19.50 « I C 1C to $27.50 Sale Price.....4' | 0. / 0 Lot No. 2, Values $11.50 to O 1C $16.50 Sale Price.......... 0,10 Lot No. 3, Values $7.50 to C 1C $10.50 Sale Price.......... 0,10 Lot No. 4, Values $4.50 to O 1C $6,50 Sale Price........... 0.1 0 Lot No. 5, Values $2.75 to IOC $4.25 Sale Price .......... I . J J MILLINERY 33 1-3 PER CENT. DISCOUNT. Satin and Silk Waists Lot No. 1. Values 812.50 to 816.50 Ç Q 0 C Sale Price.................... Lot No. 2. Values 89.50 to 812.00 C 1 0 C Sale Price....................4>/.Z0 Lot No. 3. Values 87.50 to 89.00 ffC *)C Sale Price....................$3.ZD Lot No. 4. Values 84 50 to 87.00 COOK Sale Price....................4>O.ZO Do not put off attending this sale but come early and secure First Choice. We are sure we can please you. CORRECT STYLES and TIT ti WAIST SALE... NEW YORK STORE MILLINERY SALE D. A. STOCKING Watchmaker Jeweler and Optician ... Ktt Graduate optician We engrave. We carry a complete line of Ladies' and Gent's Watches, Clocks, Jew el y : also a good stock of Flat and Hol low Ware, which we would be pleased to give you prices on. D. A. STOCKING. My black Percheron stallion, begin ning April 28, will be at Montford, on east side, the first three days of each week, and the last three he will be at Cunningham's barn in Kalispell. E. A. Walker. For sale—A new American water wuell, 43 horse power. Address L, Bee Office. FLATHEAD ..STBAMBR.. r^ANDO STAGE LINE Three trips a week between Kalispell and the Northern I'acifiic Railway, on MONDAY, WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY Leave Kalispell at 5:00 a. m. Steamer leaves Demersville at 6:00 a. m. Stage line between foot of lake and Selish (Ravalli) connects with steamer and Northern Pacific trains. Passengers for Kalispell should reach Selish on Sunday. Tuesday or Thursday. Good accommodations on the line. Hotel at Selish (Ravalli) conducted by Mrs. John Whightman. Fare, $7.00 - Trunks Extra Leave orders at Weightman's Livery. Kalispell