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. . IDUUAY. JUNE 19, 1869.
: .1,, Ti . fr tle purpose of nom
u, , i u: ,.r anil MeNmbera of the
Sh.- ih puhlican Ticket, and to
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LliAN TERRITORIAL CONVEN
TIoN,
.. 1 : itENA. MONDAY. JUNE
: n s r--,.r,+r ce with the call of the
r,,lrDn t f it t R publican ferritorial Com
F-inmar meratim:; will be hell on Saturday,
Jan' i2., ; J.. at t.L. places deeiguated, be
tweer. the ...urs of 4 and 7 p. m.:
Prrc. cts. Voting Places. Del'.
lleln:.............. .Court House.......20
Prickly Pe.r.. . .... T. Wilcox's....... 4
Paert n ................. 1
sn Ri'-r ............National Hotel .... 2
Tacker and Ilg Indian, Low'' Ho.ec...... I
I'cltr'ler. ...........Constanoe'a Store.. 3
Nel u niialcb .........'. Babcock's ...... 2
Gr*enob rn.Blue Cloud. Reynold's Station 2
8t. L ui-, .kelly's, 7
Mizle. Hard scrabble, Le.ter's Store...... 2
t.er Cit, ........... Green's Store...... 2
Tr ity. ....... .....Trufaut's "...... I
Cany,.n crcrk, A trib's Negua', Georgetown 2
Freich Iur ........... Jayne'i Store...... 2
L~t Chn.ce .......... Biaby' House ..... 2
The hlerald and 1'oPt are requested to pub
hlrh the abure, and they, with all Republi
can., grie their united and earnest efforts for
ihe auccess of the Republican , :se.
J. J. WILLIAMS,
Ch'n Lewi- A Clark Co. Cei. Com.
FILIX P,,a.'sAisla, ..cretary.
Hellenu, May 21, 1869.
WE.1l:HEK ('oENwTY REPFUEL!
I'AN CON'VElNTION.
I no hepubiican+ of Meagher County are re
tcue:""i to hld Primary Jlc.tiagl at the time
an i pLº; " h.iw deragnated, for the parpo'e
'f ei-crir ' D)- i.gate+ to the County Conven
Ill t. ;.uveare it Uniou 11all in Diamond
Cu. --."u !iv Jute 12, 1869, at 2 & 'Icock
p nt. t . pl..ce ,._ n(,mlUtttio County Officer-
qr.i ý!Pa~iwr. , f th,- Lr-gt-iirure, andl to Sol
1ct 1) i-g "t.- to it.. - tgrubican rerrittrial
l" rrv.-'lI.!. t.. b.' o.ld at Ielena, Monday,
i'r.l . Primary moetange wiii be
-i', ;., X.'..riou- p-.cincts on SaturdJiy.
" r..t, t.'tw.r f tae hours of 4 and 7
...!. p. i., 2l'f"lo s
Pr-ci.cta Voting plac-i: No. cf DPi±.
1,i.,toki l C'tty........ I:..ifln [faili....... .
i.dIr i'1.-y-... ....... iiichranir'e Store. . 2
I .m.p'-t. -'.u.cfL.... % hitat. t r re. .....I
ip r % . ..........I': *%r uco Ri.ch . . .
I. usr -........ 14p `Liff".rrid'illotl 2
* .Ui..... . zI Ii upIhila House. . .
1'.'-'*..lc~ ... .... In ei-oul Mtore :;
Sw 1rk ictli~c. ...Ju Igpir,.vance=Offic·.:{
1.- . i ..f......Huby -hruwyer'.. i
Art..;.-"i.....r...........*'a-tor " Saloun. .... 1
IT trya- -t'd thaet all true 1:i)n
in.".. l't:!h~ Coly will erive this uiat
:··r ~ ·,r , . t :.t- e.: that they will
" _ s' ., t,. a l1.!PZ .;d ! t ýý : rom each andl
*. . .. t. -i..i that we' may unite as one
.2 . .ý T to re (rcanibzP our plimy
r" i r.: j;r it with -u: ; vizor and entbu-i
wi ,!l i.. -t"I..L Ag.u.'r:el triumph in the
J. A. IIARDINEU,
J. F. H.ALL.
ANL)IREW DU :-OLD.
I."ý u1 : -r.r Cou'ty C.'eatral Committee.
L:n i C'irŽ, M. £.. M a Y 26. 1 Su9.
( Lt LL 1 1r 4"oUNTY REP'UBLLI
(.A ('ONS~ENTION.
::, I, ,'i" in i of G(dt.itin County :
1.x1 ... hertly req.uested to bold primary
u ttr- I vur r~vral precincts, on00 Mon
:- th 7t.i vay of .luri. I169, for the pur
; -. ..-cu, d.4-l.:tes to attend the Re
. 'ouu*y 'ohv.r.tin, to tie held at
.!., - St.re. n. .`atontiny. June 12, 1869, at
-n.. o'cl.~ck. . n. m.. for the purpo*e of nomt
r.,tm; Cu,,uli.tv tice-e and electing delegates
tI, tbh KR.puh'lican Territorial Convention, to
be h,-id to lHel"na June 21, 1869.
tL. app:ttiuonment will be as follows:
B z.man ...... ... 1 East Gallatin.......3
Nobl~........... 2 West Gallatia......
(iallatin City......3 Jefferson ...........I
W. W. ALDEBRSOY,
Ch'n Republican Co. Commmitte.
BezcAs , M. T., May 25, 1869.
Hlerald copy.
I)r Wharton of the Boulder Pio>eu r,
Colorado, has got into trouble with
some of the muatard seed soaled Boal
derites, because he has (be brains to
know something, the nerve to my what
he knows, and the manlines to "sta
with what he believes." He des.rves
t e ens, and we hope he will ave It.
THE IMPURIALasT.
There is a law prohibiting orainary
obscene publications. There should be
one against political abominations. in
obscene or incendiary draperies. Had
such a law existed a year ago it would
have put a quietus on the principal
detu:c'ratic paper of the country-:he
La t'ro.,se Democrat-and did the law
exist n w, its heir the Iinperialixt,
w',uI,1d dstappear. Perhaps the latitude
given to political vice is upon the pre
:-u:nti;rin that the patriotic virtues of
this peIop'; are less susceptible to the
approa:ches of vice than the moral vire
tu.-s. Anyhow the Imperialist is en
du!ed just as the Dnmorrzt, the Agita
t-,r. tl:? Border 4 dtinel, Pollard's Opin
i,,n. ani a half dozen other, were. The
most of these are dead. But the ideas
they advocated have yet an advocate.
Every one will remember that they
urged revolt rather than submission to
the rule of Radicals and the election of
"the azure backed butcher"-- rant.
The attack they made on Republican
isou was too open. The same enemy
tnow seeks the same objective point by
approaching under cover. Tactics failed,
etrategv is employed. Republicanism
was invulnerable to a foe in front. It is
now sought to assassinate It under the
approaches of a Dictatorship. The sti
letto is Imperialism; the assassin is the
lDemocratic party. cloaked with the Im-n
periali.t. But about the body of Re
publicanim is a coat of mail-the loy
alty that crushed Rebellion-and on its
triple plates the blade will glance and
pierce th- heart of the striker. The
first number of the Imperialist was care
fully prepared; its successors have been
weak. It is a rehash, and slop soup of
sophomoric platit udes that the chivalric
son , of slave breeding aristoeracy used to
deliglt to spread their eagles with in eve
ry college, and that cropewd out in fire
eating organs of the Scu'h for half a
century before the war. It publishes
le-tters commending its course and ap
proving its doctrines. Nine tenths of
t.;emt are writen and dated in the South
. ri States. It is asserted Borie sustains
it. It was unnecessary, but Bone pro
.ounces it a lie. It is said to be a friend
,.f tirant's. We have seen no notice of
any appointment to ottice from the Im
perili.At staff-so we know that is not
so.
It is a-serted to be an organ of (den.
John A. Logan's. John A. Logan we
believe has a fine "iml.erial." but it is
not an organ. It is also said to be the
organ of the (. A. R Being in corres
pondence with that organization ours
selves, a due regard for truth compels
us to say the information of its unnatu
ral affiliations has first reached us
through a democratic one horse country
paper in Pennsylvania and that anti (.
A. R. cotemporary. the Gaette.
The tact is the Imperialist is a money
making dodge.a cross between Spaldings
glue and shoddy clothing. Its ultra
views and enmity to a Republican form
of government just suit those who en
deavor to destroy it, while its field has
no other accupant, and its letter presd
illustrations of sensation are as attrac
tive to some as the wood cut calves of
the Black C(rook Weeklies are to others.
Being a "live child" of a dead parent,
the triebds Me the family are "toting"
it around. trying to palm it offas re'*
spectably connected, but while it at
tracts a little passing attention just as
all such sensational new comers do.
and is getting a good deal more gratu
i tous advertising that a better paper is
entitled to, it will get troubled inwardly
very soon and die all over before the
dog days are ended.
flEER lODGE CONVENTION.
We publish this morning the pro
ceedings of the Deer Lodge Republican
Convention. The Delegation to the
Territorial Convention could not have
teen better selected. It represents cred
itably the intelligence and integrity of
the Republican party of that county.
Personal letters inform us it was a unit
upon all questio ns brought before it,
and we recognize the considerate pro
priety of its action The lndependent
and Gazette say the call for the Peoples'
Convention is not a Democratic move
ment. W'e happen to be fully advised
en this point now. and can assure them
they will wish with all their hearts
that what they have stated was true.
It is the industrious, intelligent, order
lhving. law- abiding members of that
party who have become disgusted with
t he !unpositions practiced upon them in
the p-tcked conventions, to the great
i!ljury and disgrace of the better part
ot t he community. and they propose
marking an effort to check it. We have
implicit confidence in the purpose and
acti4,n of the Deer Lodge Republicans,
and in their decision acquiesce. know
ing that whatever action is taken will
be that deemsed best for the general
good.
ELECTRICEITY AMONG THEOREM
Among the recent researches by sci
entists in the working of gold and silver
ores. n,,ne have btzi followed with
more perseverance than that looking to
the application of electricity to this pur
pose. The Miningin and &-icntife Prea,
of May 22d, says the experiments began
by Prof. Bequerel, and tollowed by
Mesrs. Nolf and Pioche, have culmina
ted in an invention by Dr. A. F. \W.
Partz. of San Francisco., on which he
has obtained a patent, that it is thought
will play an important part in the tu'
ture reduction of ores containing base
metals. A full description of the Inven
tion is given in the Preu, which will
prove of ictbrest to metallurgists and
miners.
The Omaha Repwblican gets of this
exquisite little torture at its rival city
across the water: -The villa of Coeneil
Bluffs looks perfectly charming from
this side of the nver. embowered as it
is in the wolded bluffs and emerald
herbages of the bottom lands on the
other side of the river. A handser
picture cannot be ounad anywhere la
the Mtimori valley as it is es from
atel Hill jt before ma . Every
ctIas Omha as he views it, beel
dalghted with this bestally emras
maesd m aa tethegn e mss
al mee which be is prod to sall
his hems."
'ITu NEW llgg e.s
How much of truth there is in the
intimation that the Alatama question
is to become an tssue in the approach
ing political campaign, is difficult to
say. It in not improbable, however.
that it will be introduced and an ex
pression of the people obtained in those
States holding elections. This is desir
able in one way; in another it is not.
The Senate took a very decideds and
somewhat unexpected position on the
Johnson Clarendon Treaty, endorsing
Sumner's position fully. The vote was
virtually unanimous. There was no
party division upon it, and inu act it
should never be permitted to become a
partisan question, although as import
ant national questions have been made
so. There was but one alteration sug'
gested in the wording of Senator Sum,
ner's speech. That suggestion was
made by a Democrat and was at once
accepted by Sumner. It was a groat
national question, decided by the high.
est Legislative authority of the nation;
a question involving the rights and dig
nity of the Republic as against an en
croaching power, and to drabble it as a
party issue in the mire and filth of a
local struggle for place, is unworthy;
will weaken the position of the Admin
istration and Minister Motley, if they
should seek to settle it upon the Amer
ican basis, and possibly through party
atfiliations defeat the conscientious ex
pression of the people upon it. Still,
having become one of the vital ques
tions with which the Administra
tion has to deal, the position
of the Senate being malignantly
assailed over Sumner's head by the en
tire British press, and America being
asked not only to bear the injury but
to lay supinely under the incessant as
saulta of those who have injured ns, it
would be well to see in how far the
people endorse or condemn the views of
the Senate as presented in Sumner's
speech, that, after having been fairly
before the country, the administration
may know the steady beat of the popu
lar heart. and trend its course accord.
ingly. It would therefore be injudicious
to give out before hand any predeter'
mined course of either party, as not even
the representative men of a party are
warranted in pledging it to a platform
until it has been considered and adopted
by the party in Convention. The re
ported variance between Grant's views
and those of Sumner we do not believe.
If there is a variance Grant has changed,
and 'letting up' on a resolve is not one of
his characteristics. There is really but
one sentiment on this matter in the
American mind. England has done us
grievous injury. Principle says ''de'
mand immediate, fall redress:" Expe
diency says "get it if you can peaceably,
if not, either take the best you can get
or cherish the grudge until you can have
revenge in kind." If one party adopts
the "Principle" and the other the "Ex-.
pedience" platform, we will get in a
delightful muddle. The proper course
would seem to be,that the people should
express the "principle" and leave the
question between that and "expedienm
cy' wholly to the judgment of the heads
of the government, to whom their re%
sponsible and administrative powers are
for the time delegated, and with which
foreign powers have to deal, and of whom
alone they have official knowledge.
WmUMOWING TU@UUsLK.
"We are afraid the dispatch about an
Indian fight in Montana Territory is too
one-sided. A desperate fight, lasting
seven hours, in which one white man
tails, while thirty Indians are killed
and scal ped and the rest forced to swim
a river to escape, is either a Munchan
senism or a massacre. The Quaker agent
cannot be too prompt in getting to the
frontiers. We have already the por"
tents of another Indian war, more
frightful waste and expense, and an
other enormous deficiency bill next
winter to embarrass the financial situ
ation.-,ew York TrnBune, May 25tA.
Fear not, Goliah of Gotham. The
tralitional white hat of philosopher
(reeley shall not rest on a cranium de
prived of its hirsute covering, or any
of J. Russe Young's letters come up to
haunt you from the field where the sav
age was slain. It was not a Munchau
senism, and the massacre was such as
they are guilty of who slay an assassin
while his knife is at their throats. The
dispatch as tlho Tribune prints it is
true, and a handful of brave men like
those at Muscleshell are worth all the
"theeing" and 'thouing" pusillanimous
shadbellies between the oceans, to pre
vent war, and expenditure and the
atrocities of the red men. A victory
like that costs the government nothing,
and by such an Indian system alone can
we have peace on the border, where
savages delight to slay, ravish, and dis
embowel those of the same blood, the
same civilization, and under the same
flag as the philanthropists of the East.
They too frequently have the naun
seating or criminal sympathy and en.
couragement of our Eastern friends,
who, when they know the truth as we
know it, can but plead one excuse-stu·
pid ignorance.
Tic telegrams are full of what the
London papers any concerning Motley.
:lMtley's instructions, and the Motley
condition of affairs. The gist of all is
that they think they have settled the
Alabama claims by bravado, and are
now arguing that Mr. Motley should ac
eept it as payment in fall to avoid anon
ther inundation of it. 8o far Mr. Mot.
ley has gives no Indication of the char
actor of hls lastruetles.
Br a personal letter reeeved by a
gentleman of this city, we lear that
Maj W. A. C. Ryan, formerly of Be
Ieaae perposad leaving In samammi of
the Caban expedItis, whIk tihe r
grams state is abosat to nl frtsm New
York.
Tars New York b W Tspmmm ris
Ueresmtes ask beth partes mm
wata puubiMteIslds
r . eMeday's Daily.
Ik WPT! *GV Ty A Tea
COIURT SevOG.
The Cavanocracy were in County Con
vention i Helesaa on saturday. It was
one of the pleasantest entertainments
we have witnessed for some time.
" Jeems the Possible, " has become
"Jeems the lnevitable." e bhandles the
unterrified as skilfully as Erie Fisk
handles a refractory editor, a line of
8ound steamboats, a million of watered
stock, or an Opera Troupe in microscol,ic
drapery and bad repute. The Conven-.
tion assembled and organized with spe.
cial regard for appearances, with scenes
all set, transformation traps, drops, and
effects properly adjusted for "blinds,"
"comnplimentarleu" and "business," un'
der the especial supervieioa of ':he
gentleman trom Maseachusetts." The
amateurs from the outside precincts
were subjected to the wholly unneces.
sary formality of showing their "'docu
ments," and disposed of about the hall
with much Turveydrop deportment for
their benefit, and frequent contractions
of the optic cuticle among the knowing
ones. The imperturable gravity with
which shese proceedings were conducted
was the most irresistibly amusing part
of the performance, except the undevi'
ating persistency with which one dele
gate, of Milesian patronymic, adhered
to an evident predetermination of cast.
ing his vote on every ballot for "Andrew
Jackson." lie had unquestionably made
up his mind that the editor of the Ga
zette should not be inveigled into "bolt
ing" or casting a vote save for one whose
Democracy was unquestioned, and we
bear testimony that Mr. Maginnis "staid
with his man" till finally he voted him
for town Constable, and had the morti
fcation of seeing him sacrificed under
the Jugernaut of A D- Smith. As an
instance ot the felicitous and amiable
manner in which the Extravaganza was
conducted, we cite from the first scene.
Mr. President.-"Nominations for del
egates to the Territorial Convention are
now in order." (Mr. Cavanaugb, in his
character of Empressario, who was sta
tioned at the rear of the hall, here nod
ded impressively and with Congreseional
dignity to his sub-manager in the Con.
vention.)
Mr. Sub-Rmanager.-' I hold in my
hand, Mr. President, the following list
of names which I propose as the nomi
nees of the convention, (Here he read
the list the Empressairo had furnished
him) and who I move be elected by
acclamation."
8o said, so done, (another Congress
sional mod from the Empressario.)
rr. Sub'-J.Vantager.-" I move now,
Mr. President, that the Delegation be
instructed by acclamation to vote as a
umit for Hon. James M. Cavanaugh, as
candidate for Delegate to Congress."
Sosaid, so done again, and with the
necessary variation to maintain the in
terest, of balloting 'carefully a few
times on complimentaries, so run the
piece. There was but little ot that ri.
vairy for nomination that has heret.
fore characterized their county conven
tilons when a nomination was equiva
lent to election. The certainty that
defeat awaited the nominees, made
the ridiculous nominations only a
matter of derision with the better in
formed Democrats which otherwise
would have called out curses loud and
deep. We give Mr. Cavanaugh the
credit of having the affairs delightfully
set up for his own purposes, and he has
evidenced that if he is '" wholly use
less as a Delegate," he has the faculty of
getting the Cavanocracy of Montana to
say that just suits them. The majority
of the voters of Montana, however, do
not want a Delegate that permits this
Territory to be deprived of its just de
serts, bile cther Territories, Republi
can and Democrat, receive lavish favor
from the General Government. and the
first Monday of August will so deter
mine it.
SY'ronm the Democrat of Jane 4b I
A CARD.
1 will not be a candidate for the nomina
tion for Delegate in Congress at the Demo
cratic Territorial Convention, which meets at
ielena on the 7th of June. I return my sin
cere thanks to friends for the kind disposi
tion shown to support m' for the nomination,
and am particularly indebted to my fellow
citisems of Virginia at i Madison county,
and shall always remember their kindness
with grateful feeling!.
JNO. P. BRUCE.
Virginia City, June 4, 1869.
In the above, Major Bruce formally
retiree from the Convention coptest. It
was the beet thing he could do. The
Territorial Democratic Convention to.
day, will be merely a circus, in which
Mr. Cavanaugh will ride around the
ring bhere-backed, when all the super
numeraries sed "'banner men" have their
instructiona to throw up their hats and
cry *-Great Is Cavanaugh.'" For smooth
work there is nothing like having all
the machinery "set," forty or fifty men
told jest what they shall do and what
their rewards or punishments will be,
and then publish to the people that thep
have made a choice, while three-tourths
of them are wondering why their can
didate did Not have a show in Conven
tine. If the name of any other Democrat
Isa oatasa should go before that Con
veetie to-day, he would stand no more
ehases of mosmaation tham Pat Conaor
weld of his life in a Sioux camp. Maj.
sad a half doms other candidates
4ao* this sad had the good sem to
stay out. We eomles pleasure ast the
penpea da Mr. Uavemueab' neodaa
Use. B. did a oeed werk foe Repebli'
1m Is E aeeset sad (hUeeede. mad
he Bil bhee Is wUtl e bow, *e*
I te e ay, mek to the a lshmant
Ov3zRLam NoawrLY, Jmue, 18. Cowra&i:
A Sou.thra Overland Glimpse; Medical Art
ta theCthMee Quarter; Utopia; Aunt Mar
gery's Mishap.; The Story of one wbo was
Hlanged; Incapable.; Muscular Christianity;
The Gold uast of California and H stuern
Oregon; Some Accoaaut of a Great Western
Poet; A Political Outlook; Eastern Island;
California Culinary F.zpensae; The Locust;
In the Backwoods of Mexico; RBpoe";
Maggle.: Etc.; Current Liter.tare.
This number completes the first year
of the Oret lnd, and from a hasty glance
it appears to be one of the finest yet is
sued. "Miggles," by Frank Bret Harte,
the author of "The Outcasts of Poker
Flat," is short, spicy and Western. Tice
"Account of The tireat Western Poet." a
superflunny burieeque on poetic eulogy,
introduces "Jo Bowers" in the mautle
of an heroic bard, with most ludicrous
effect, while other articles have the slid
substance of philosophy, the charm oft
romance and the interest of W\estern
customs, and ptculiarities bteing fo,,led
under the leaves of the pa~tt. The
Orerlatd is a distinctive Western Maga
zine, the land of the working man, yet
it has won in a year this high tribute
from the New York Nation, about as
good literary authority as there is in
the country : "The Overland Monthly
comes nearer than anything else-book
or mawazine-that we know, to being at
once good literature, and that. Ameri%
can Literature."
THE New York lerald approves Mr.
Boutwell's Treasury policy. It says
substantially that the recent rise in
gold was the work of the bulls, who
forced it up to 144 to intimidate the SeCs
retary and compel him to cease his sales
of a million a week. When they forced
it to that figure they sent Mr. Chitten.
den to say to him that unless he ceased
the sale they would run it to 175. Bout
well immediately ordered a sale of two
millions per week, with an intimation it
would be made five if necessary. The
bulls took in their horns and the "yel
low boy" is getting back in his corner.
well down in the thirties. The facts do
not substantiate this fully as the sole
cause, but the rise was probably owing
in part to this, in conjunction with the
circumstances set forth in the Chicago
Tribune.
Who will have hse Trade ?
California evidently has no idea of
subsiding without an effort, and a big
one, to secure the trade of the Bireat
Basin, as will be seen by the following:
Within the past few days. says the
Alta of May 26. there have been several
shipments of goods to Denver City and
vicinity. Yesterday J. & J. Spruance, a
well known Front street firm, forwarded
to Georgetown, Colorado, via Cheyenne.
a large consignment of goods of various
kinds. Georgetown, we are told, is
about 170 miles from Cheyenne. and yet
the parties who have shipped the goods
are convinced, from careful comparison
of rates and prices, that goods can be
laid down in Colorado, if bought in San
Francisco, at less prices than if bought
in Chicago and transported thence. It
would seem that we need in this State
but little enterprise to secure the entire
trade of the country lying between us
and Omaha. The cost of transportation
of goods from here to Cheyenne is now
less than tour cents per pound, and the
trade recently opened will doubtless be
speedily increased.
CAPT. GEo. MCLEAN, Receiver of the
Land Office in Helena, yesterday re.
ceived notification of his suspension,
and that Mr. Al. W. Puett, formerly a
resident of Diamond City, was appoint
ed to the place during his suspension.
This virtually amounts to removal, but
under the amended Tenure Office Act,
the President during a recess of the
Senate can, technically, only suspend,
the formal removal being fully effected
when, at the ensuing session of the Sen
ate, a successor's name is sent in and
confirmed. Capt. McLean is an estima
ble gentleman, discharged his duties we
believe faithfully anl satisfactory to all,
and there are none in the community
but regret to see "'t(eorge" ousted. Mr.
Puetr, we do not know Tht appoint
ment was made May 13th.
A passenger from California by the
Pacific Railroad informs us that the
rate of passenger fare on the California
end of the line is ten cents per mile in
currency (not gold.) The rate, as first
advertised, was ten cents gold. The re
duction is equal to four cents per mile
in currency. We are informed that. the
through fare from Omaha to Sacramen
to will be reduced to one hundred dol
lars.-Chi'cago Tribune 26th.
The Tribune is in error or subordin
ates are making a nice margin. Four
days ago they were still charging ten
cents per mile in gold coin on the Cen%
tral, and T7 cents per mile in currrency.
on the, Union.
Beaverbead County.
Mr. A. J. Smith, Chairman of the
i H.averhead Republican C,,nnmmttee. it
forms us that the call for a County 'ou-n
vention in Beaverhead was issued some
time' since in accordance with the call of
the Central Committee, and a copy for
warded to the acting Chairman. It was
not received. The Convention met on
last Saturday in Bannack. A full dele
gation will represent Beaverhead in the
Teritorial Convention, and the county
will give at least one hundred straight
umajority for the entire Republican
ticket.
Ma. SaxoxToxN, tieneral Agent of the
Asoslased Press, has discovered there
is smother big leak of the Assodated des
patches: Where he does not appear to
know ezastly. It is suggested that he
apply to Dana of the S«n for farther
pareteIri.
Pr- eeedilns orf the epul
can C.ount)- Convesetion of
Deer Lodge.
The (onvention met pursuant to call.
at the C~urt House, in Deer Lodge ('ty,
and was called to order by George 'V.
Irwin, Chasirman .f the County Com
mittee, at I o'clork P. M., June 1st.
On motion. John Anderson was elects
ed temporary Chairman. and Charles S.
Warren temporary Secretary.
On motion, tljitus Barbour. E. S.
Stacklple,. Mr. Allisn, It. B. ('nCamiptwl,
and N. H. Mnrey,. wero apl.oin:tad a
comnimitti e 1n1 credentials.
The ('ulnitlmttee , Perma '.,nt ()rgan
ization was apllpinted as toll,.;sa
C'. I. Siuillt otls. W . 11. RicharSlson, '.
Vandervert. V 13. McQues:ion, and 11.
I1.1I!.
The ('Cnv,.ntiou took a rece.s of ten
nlil ut e.
On rt'assE iubling, thie ('.milittee on
C'redntutials reported the following gen
tlernen entitled to seats:
I)eer Lodge-C. Barbour. W. 11. Kic.h%
ardson, Hioward Zcnor, 'l'howas Beebee.
(Claggett. proxy).
Bear (Gulch-Israel Gibb. .1. ('. Baker.
(Gibbs, proxy), Charles Winter.
Blackfoot- E P. Lindsey. B. B. Mc
Lure, N. I. Maxey, James Simpson.
(Maxey, proxy).
WVashington--V'. T. Walten. J. WV.
Stoner.
French (iulch-R. B. Campbell.
(herman Gulch-Adam Fleeer. Fred
Kirsch.
Pioneer - James (tasgow, T. A. Lowry.
Frank Parner, (WVm. Mellen, proxy.)
Yreka-D1. A. Palmer.
Carpenter-Il. M. Hubbard, proxy for
C. B. Simmons.
Reynolds City-L. H. HHayden, W.
Pixley V. I. . Mcquestion.
Ilighland-E S. Stackpole. .lohn An
derson, ('has. Vunmderlich.
Butte City-W.'mn. Allison, Satunel
St Lwart.
TRocker-Cornelius Vandervert.
Silver Bow-Charles S. Warren.
John McKellop, Cyrus Krug. ttiood
-tan, proxy.)
('arriboo--(eorge Hall.
Moose ('reek-Seth Bowman, (Stack
pole, proxy )
Lincoln-F. L. )arrah, W. E. Shofield,
G(eorge Perry, 1). W. Culp,, ((eorge V.
Irwin, proxy.)
Nevada-James H. Wilson, (Maxey,
proxy.)
Th''e committee on permanent organi
zation reported for permanent President
John Anderson. and Charles 1. \Var
ren for permanent Secretary.
Reports adopted and committee dis
charged.
On motion the Convention proceeded
to select delegates to Territorial con
vention. Whereupon the following
gentlemen werb selected as such dele
gates: Messrs. W. H. Clagget. Israel
(Gibbs, Charles Lawrence, Joseph Dar
rab, E. P. Lindsey, C. B. Simmons, Jas.
R. Wilson, Clitus Barbour. George W.
Irwin,Wesley Jones, E. S. Stackpole, RI
B. Campbell, Wm. P. Wheeler, Horace
Countryman, J. M. Merrill.
Messrs. (eo. W. Irwns, Chas. 8" War
ren, E. 8. Stackpole, C. B. Simmons and
V. B. McQuestion were elected the
County Committee for the ensuing two
years.
Mr. Clitus Barbour introduced the
following resolutions;
st. Resolved that we deem it in
expedient for this convention to nomi
nate a ticket of candidates for county
officers at the present time.
The Resolution was adopted
2d. Resolved that a special commit
tee of seven be elected by this conven
tion, whose duty it shall be to present
a ticket of Republicans for county offi
cers, if in their judgment the interests
of the Republican party so require.
Resolution adopted.
The following named gentlemen were
selected as such committee:
W. H. (laggett, John Anderson, Adam
Fleecer, Ed. Smith, James Glasgow, Is
rael Uibbs and Jas. Gilchrist.
On motion the Convention adjourned
sine die.
JOHN ANDERSON, Chairman.
CIIAS. S. WARREN, Secretary.
WE call attention to the letter of Mr.
Ellis in another column concerning the
assessment of taxes in Choteau County.
We are not advised of the law in ques
tion, but the injustice of the proceeding
toward other Counties, as stated in the
letter. is sutfficiently plain to all. We
would like to see an exposition of the
law from some of our legislators or jus
rists, as it is a first rate time, to cut this
official that tourniquet is checking the
natural flow of revenue to the ('ounty
exchequers. It seems to us that there
is, or sluli be, a course of legal pro
eeedure ,y which this little game of
financial garroting might bi stopped.
and it is worth the effort on the part of
our officials.
Mn. II. C. BuitcIIARD was nominated
at the Third Congressional District (Ill.,)
Republican Convention as succcessor to
E. B. Washburne. May 241, on the three
hui,dred ,rndl fifty-third ballot. The
nomination was then made unanimous.
Messrs. Shaw, Edsall. Pinckney, Bur
chard and Dinsmoor were his rivals
Mr. WVashburne's majority last fall was
5,972 in a poll of '2,196 votes. The
nomination is virtual election.
QUARTZ .ILIAs Fn)H MOPNTANA.-ThCe
machinery for several quartz mills. des
tined for Montana. arrived on the cars
on Monday freni ('hicago. It was un
loaded at the deprt, and now awaits
ahipmeut on trains -fh,rigre4* Rrporter.
June 2
That's good. Send it along.
Tuu New York Tribune of May 24th,
in condensing a portion of Governor
Ashley's letter to Benno Speyer. says
"Uovernor Ashley estimatee the present
jpulation at 70,000 and expects it to
swelled this year to 100,000. We
presume the census of 1870 will show
that it has more than that number."
Let it swell.
The Omaha .epuabliWs sanouces
that Mr. R. A. Bird has seveet. his can.
nectiom with the manaemeat ad for
tunes of that journal. Mr. Bird has pert
formed the editorial work of the Repe.
lican for three years past, during a part
of which time the preparlose ef the
local Items hkewise devolved spoa him

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