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THE.COLORED CITIZEN, SEPTEMBER 3, 1894.
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Considerablematter is necessarily^(^^mitted in this issue.
Democraticaspirants are few. We^admire political sagacity.
Extracopies of this paper may be^had at WU office, |H N. Main street.
Itla rumored that a couple of col^^ors*] delegates will be selected fur^the state convention.
Cole'sColored band enjoys the rep^^utation of being one of the leading^musical organizations of the city.
TheManhattan Club, under the^management of the urbane \V. .1.^Burnett, is a popular place of re^^sort.
I'.lderP. A Hubbard held quarterly^conference here Sunday, Aug. Htk.^He preached an able and eloquent^..erinon.
.1.E. Carpenter, one of our niost^..uhstantial young men, is proprietor^of the barber shop in the lnternation-^i\ Hotel.
Afterthe convention Is over the^inuchlv tormented delegate will have^a chance to recuperate and get his^clothes renovated.
WalterR. Dorscy holds down in a^most satisfactory manner to its pat^^rons the responsible position of stew^^ard of the Montana Club.
TheSilver Leaf Club, of Messrs.^Kichardson ^ Wilson, is one of the^neatest and best arranged establish^^ments of the kind in the city.
Mr.and Mr*. Maxwell exhibited^some of the finest vegetables in the^un.isiially fine collection at the fair.^They justty deserved the nine ribbon.
Someof our professional miners^have innumerable very rich mines^which exist only in the mind, hence^at the end of each year they are^minus.
Rev.Cushingberry.of Butte district^deputy grand master of Masons for^Colorado and jurisdiction, was in this^city recently on his annual official^rounds.
Heienaenjoys the reputation of^having an unusually large number of^handsome young ladies. Most of our^young men have been placed matri^^monially.
JamesCollins, bartender of the^Montana club, Is regarded by the^connoisseurs of that famous resort as^mm of the most skillful mixologists in^the state.
Itwill be in order for the county^convention to appoint a good stiong^committee on grievance, to which^may be referred the numerous de^^feated aspirants.
Subscriptionfor the campaign edi^^tion of the Coeoked Cn izen is only^^ cents. Send it in and see that^friends do likewise. See blank order^in another column.
B.f. Hooper, one of our oldest and^iK-st known citizens, is among our^largest real estate owners of color.^He is a calciminer by trade and does^a profitable business.
Mentionof many of our most prom^^inent citzens is omitted in this issue^owing to lack of space. From time^to time we will endeavor to enumer^^ate them by piece meal.
itIs only a question of a short time^when the Republicans of this city and^county will adopt a more modern^system of conducting their primary^elections. The system now in vogue^is not up to date.
Helenahas had a colored police^^man for the past six years. W. 0,^Irvin, our present representative on^the force, is serving his second term^to the complete satisfaction of all^classes of citizens.
R.J. Lucas, reputed for his busi^^ness conservatism and foresight and^owner of the ^Lucas block^ is one of^our most respected citizens. He is an^attache of the U. S. Surveyor Gener^^al's office. He is married.
Ourgenerous heart bleeds with^sympathy when we contemplate the^array of political corpses that will be-^litter the floor of the Auditorium next^Tuesday. It is consoling, however, to^learn that the building offers ample^space for a morgue.
Ahunting party consisting of^Messrs. John Hooper, Reeder and^Tooker and Mesdames W. .1 Burnett,^Collins and Clark spent several days^last week on the Blackfoot. Judging^from the amount of game and fish^distributed among friends the trip^was a grand success.
Messrs.Phil. Simmons and Jos. K.^W. Clark have one of the neatest and^best appointed tonsorial parlors in^the city. They are always affable^and accommodating which accounts^for the steady run of business which^keeps them and their skilled corps of^workmen always busy.
G.W Alexander, one of our most^respected and worthy clti/.ens, is en-^glneerand superintendent of the Mdn-^tana National Bank building, one of^the largest and finest in the city.
JamesCrump, who has the distinct^^ion of being the oldest of the pioneer^colored citizens of thU state has one^of the neatest homes in this city. He^has been janitor and manager of the^First National Bank building for a^number of years and is an especial^favorite with all old timers..
Weregret to note the illness of^Mrs. G. W. Alexander. We are so^accustomed to associate her with the^embodiment of perfect health al^^ways wearing as she does a genial and^winsome smile, that we hope in an^^other issue to have the pleasure of^announcing her complete recovery.
Oneof the most successful, skilful^and best patronized modistes of this^city Is Miss Leila P. Bruce. 8he is^up to date in all the styles and fash^^ion-* and numbers among her custom^^ers many of the very best families of^this city. Miss Hruce has made some^judicious investments in Helena real^estate.
Messrs.P. T. Simmons, Geo. Mitch^^ell, G. W. Alexander and J. P. Ball^are the colored delegates and W. J.^Robinson, Ed. Richardson, M. O. J.^Arnctt. \V J Burnett and B. F. Hoop^^er the colored alternate delegates^elected by the recent ward primaries^to attend the Republican county con^^vention.
Acolored dentist in the person of^Dr. J. Brister is one of our valuable^accessions within the past few^months. Dr. Hrister is associated^with one of the oldest and best dent^^ists in the city and is regarded as^most skilful and painstaking which^no doubt accounts for the lucrative^practice he has so speedily secured.
H.L Warlield is one of our rising^young men. Sober, industrious and^frugal he holds a high place in the^esteem of our ctttzem He was for a^long time connected with the Journal^Publishing Co., and now acceptably^occupies a position of profit and trust^in one of our large blocks. He is^worst.ipful master of our Masonic^lodge.
Itwill be noted that J. P. Ball and^G. W. Alexander head their respec^^tive delegations from the Fourth and^Seventh wards. These wards contain^many of our best, most influential and^respected citizens, so it may be re^garded as a very high compliment to^these gentlemen and the voters they^represent. Hurrah for the Fourth^and Seventh!
Al.Marshall is another of our best^type of young men. The tact that^he has steadily held the responsible^position of watchman in the United^States Assay office for the past six^years is a higher encomium than any^comment we might make. Mrs. Mar^^shall and one child make up his home^circle when- in a snug little home of^'.heir own they are comfortably lO'^cated.
Itwas an amusing sight on Satur-^da^ after the primaries to see Main^street thronged with the anxious and^haggard host of aspirants for politi^cal honor. Of course the amusement^was not shared by those who had been^chosen delegates and whose business^rendered it necessary for them to^brave the dangers of a trip up the^street. Truly the lot of a delegate is^not enviable.
L.L Grisson, formerly proprietor^of the Merchants Hotel barber shop,^is temporarily located in the upper^end of the city. He is on the lookout^for an eligible location in the busi^^ness center and rumor has it that be^^fore long he will open the largest and^finest tonsorial parlors in the city.^Lafe is an expert, ambitious and a^favorite and will cut a wide svath^when he gets in shape.
Win.J. Hyskill deserves special^mention as one of our most intelligent^young men. He is quite a genius and^is regarded as among the most skilled^polishers of the horns of bulfalos and^mountain sheep in this state. He had^a large and choice collection of beau^tifully polished horns and cows' hoofs^mounted and trimmed, on exhibition^at our recent State Fair which at^tracted marked attention. He worth^^ily deserved the blue ribbon.
Afemale barber is one of the^boasts of Helena Mrs. Mollie Mil-^len is the proprietor of one of the^nicest and snuggest tonsorial parlors^in this city and she has a lucrative^trade numbering among her patrons^many of our best citizens male and^female. She is rated as one of the^most expert handlers of the razor in^the city and her haircuts are tasty^and fashionable. We challenge our^exchanges to name another colored^female barber.
Ourlocal reporter desires all news^of interest^such as the arrivals and^departures of persons, cases of sick^ness, deaths, births, marriages, en^^gagements, gossip, rumor, hear 'em^say^in fact everything and anything^that's afloat. Bring it in or send it^In. All contributions of news of^whatsaeverkind will be received with^thanks. Short and to the point, on^one side of the paper with name^signed will fill the hill.
JamesFulkerson, one of our old^citizens, has been more or less seri^^ously ill for many months past. We^much admire the devot'on of Mrs.^Fulkerson, who, while tenderly car^^ing for every want of her invalid hus^^band has taken charge of and suc^^cessfully conducted all the work he^managed before his sickness. Mrs.^Fulkerson takes a leading part in all^matters pertaining to the advance^^ment and velfare of our people.
Wm.Donnell gave a concert and^supper at the A. M. E. church Thurs^^day night for the benefit of the pas^^tor, Rev. J. P. Watson. Mr. Donnell is^one of our leading men, energetic^and a close attendant to business.^He is a conspicuous figure in the^church and his many friends^look forward to the time when he^shall spred the Gospel in our leading^charges.
MilesYork is considered one of our^most substantial young men. Until^he became a Benedict he was a great^favorite amonir the ladies. He how^^ever, has always had a strong inclina^^tion to accumulate, hence his name^has frequently figured in our real es^^tate transfers. Mr. York is connect^^ed with one of the tony tonsorial par^^lors of the city and reaps a steady^and handsome income.
JohnE. Carpenter is rated A. No. 1^among the most substantial people of^the city. He is a steady, reliable^and progressive young man who has^invested quite heavily in Helena real^estate and when value appreciate^he will make a handsome rake-off He^is the proprietor of the International^Hotel barber shop and does a very-^snug little business. He has a very^affable wife and a bright little boy
Rev.J. P. Watson, pastor In^charge of the A. M. E. church here,^has done a noble work during the two^years of his incumbency. Besides^greatly improving the spiritual con^^dition of his flock, which has steadily^grown in number, he has entirety paid^off the debt hanging over the church^amounting to over a thousand dollars.^He has been ablv assisted by Mrs.^Watson, his amiable and zealous^wife, who has contributed much to^waids the happy results attained.
Mrs.Mattie Simmons is the pro^^prietor of one of the neatest and most^fashion .ble hair dressing parlors in^our city. She is a lady of most ex^^cellent taste and fine business quali^ties, which no doubt account for the^large fashionable patronage she en^joys. It would be well if more of our^ladies would launch into business en^terprises as Mrs. Simmons has done.^By care and attention her business^has grown from small proportions to^a creditable volume.
GeorgeM. Lee is one of our bright^^est young men He is gifted with a^loquacious and eloquen' tongue which^has secured to him the cognomen of^^our orator.^ He is full of vim, en^ergy, and ambition and is a bright^light in our Masonic lodge besides oc^^cupying the honorable position of^chief councillor of Washington^Lodge No. 1, A O.H.P. Mr. Lee occu^^pies a responsible and lucrative posi^tion in the Hotel Helena. He has a^most estimable wife and bright little^boy.
''Duke as he is familiarly known^all over the state is one of our most^popular pioneer citizens. Always en^^joying a large and lucrative business^he has had the opportunity of being a^millionaire many times over, but his^inclination hasn't run that way and^instead of hoarding up his income he^has scattered a greater portion of it^among friends and where it would do^the most good. Mr. Dutriueille still^conducts^on the side^one of the best^patronized and neatest tonsorial par^lors in the city. Such a favorite V^^Duke^ in his line that lots of old^timers think no one except him Is ^in^it.
Helenaenjoys the notoriety of hav^^ing the only colored photographer in^the Northwest. Mr. J. P. Ball who^has had a studio here for a number of^years, has a large patronage among^many of our best citizens. He is one^of the oldest members now in the pro^^fession, dating back to 1845, the fa^^mous daguerreotype era, and has had^the satisfaction of taking numerous^medals for superior work over many^of the most skillful and artistic com^petitors in the largest eastern cities^Prior to, during, and for several years^after, the war Mr. Hall had one of^the largest and best equipped studios^in Cincinnati.
Therewill be only four colored del^egates in the Republican county con^vention, but still they can cut quite a^figure. That is they can get togeth^^er and vote as a unit on matters af^^fecting us as a people. Of the vari^ous candidates to come before the^convention those should be selected^and voted for who are most friendly^and well disposed tow ard our people.^We don't mean those who make the^most noise and loudest protestations^on the eve and during the campaign.^But we mean those of our friends who^have a good all-the-year-round record.^Tht only way to make the average^politician accord us weight is to kick^back and hard at that when we are^ignored and sat down on.
RELKM'SM CULIIKKD I ITI/K^S.
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TheColored Citizen takes pleas^^ure in introducing to the outside world^a model community of about ^00 col^^ored American citizens resident with^^in the city of Helena. From the fact^that they have been without an organ^till now accounts for the long hiding^of their light under a bushel, as it^were. We assert without fear of suc^^cessful contradiction, that nowhere^in this fair Northwest exists there a^body of citizens so well situated and^surrounded by the ordinary comforts^of life as our people are in this lovely^city, well and deservedly called the^Queenof the Rockies. Surrounded on^all sides with rich producing gold and^silver mines and with sapphire gems^glistening In the near distance, our^people have not been idle nor slow to^catch the all-pervading desire here^^abouts to accumulate a goodly amount^of worldly goods. Should it then sur^^prise our readers at a distance to^learn that our people here are well^fixed financially^that they are own^^ers of numerous gold and silver pros^^pects and mines^ Yes, 'tis true;^numbers of our people own .valuable^gold and silver properties whose hid^^den wealth will yet make opulent^those who have the nerve, persever^^ance and capital to properly develop^them. Aside from the sanguine mine-^owners we also have a number of cit^^izens who have invested their earn^^ings in city and suburban real estate^that to-day is valuable and steadily^on the increase. Some of these prop^^erties lie within the business or pros^^pective business districts of the city,^ane if held, will make the owners in^^dependent in time. Some of these^properties are improved and that, too,^with substantial and tasty structures.^A number of our people own their^own homes which are among the
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handsomestthat adorn our beautiful^resident thoroughfares. Our people^are engaged in numerous business en^^terprises and callings of more or Icbs^importance, from the professional^man down to and including less pre^^tentious vocations. It matters not,^however, in what sphere we find them^they are at all times thrifty, indus^^trious, sober and self-respecting cit^^izens. Hence it follows that our peo^^ple here are held In high esteem by^their fellow-citizens, and that they^are rated well up among those of our^city who have contributed to and have^made the ^Queen of the Rockies^ the^envy and rynosure of an admiring^outside world. Our citizens are also^patrons of the church and emulators^of a high standard of morals, as evi^^denced by a well sustained, largely^attended, substantially built, eligibly^located and pretentious edifice of^worship, presided over by an earnest^divine of the A. M. E. denomination,^and also by attendance among the^various other churches of the city of^a few of our peopie. Connected with^the church are the various concomi^^tants incident thereto, such as a^flourishing Sabbath School conducted^by trained and earnest Christian^teachers. A choir of trained voices,^presided over by an exceptionally fine^professor of music and vocal culture,^ably assisted by a young and talented^organist. Of the various orders and^beneficiary societies onr people are^ardent patrons. A large, bright,^wide-awake Masonic lodge, including^many of our best, most substantial^and respected citizens, is the pride of^the city. Connected therewith is a^flourishing Ladies' Court, comprising^many of our respected wives, daught^^ers and relatives. The Odd Fellows^also have a very prosperous lodge,^composed of many of the best and^most respected men of the city.^They are justly proud of the House^^hold of Ruth, which is made up of^many of our most respected ladies,^who take a deserved pride in keeping^abreast of the times. Two flourishing^councils of the American Order of^Home Protection, about three hun^d'ed strong, are doing a noble work^This order is similar to the A. O. U^W., and gives to the beneficiary of^each deceased member a good round^sum of money. Our young men, too^are well provided for in the shape of^two well-regulated and eminently re^spectable club rooms, provided with^simple and harmless amusements and^with periodicals from all sections of^the country. It would no doubt be in^^teresting, we\e space available, to In^dividuahV.e and give details concern^in^^ many of our most prominent cit^i/.ens, male and female, but when we^scan the bright galaxy that confront^us, we are deterred because of the^formidable number. But we promise^to present from time to time, sketches^of a few of our citizens whose lives,^ups and downs and final triumph would^well grace a tale of romance.
Thehospitable arm* of Helena have^been stretched wide open during the^past few days and have received in^their tender embiace, asonly Helena^knows how, the many thousand visit^^ors who have been our honored guests.^Never has this lovely city looked^fairer. Bedecked with Hags and lav^Ishly displayed bunting our massive^business blocks were a picture pleas^^ing to the eye. Our well-paved^thoroughfares have been crowded^from morn till night with gay throngs^of lovely women and gay gallants,^while elegantly equipped vehicles^bore hither and thither their fair oc^^cupants. At convenient corners^sweet music has been discoursed by^the crack bands of this city and state.^All has been an enchanting whirl of^pleasant excitement. Citizens have^vied with each other In the endeavor^to best treat our honored and wel^^come guests. Nothing has been too^good for them. The keys of the city^have been theirs^Everything gratis^with a hearty wili. As for our guests,^words have been inadequate to ex^^press their admiration of our fine,^massive and modern business blocks,^our well-paved and clean streets, our^excellent street car service, our^model fire department, our efficient^police force, our lovely residences^with beautiful lawns, fountains and^surroundings, the Broadwater hotel,^park and natatorium, the command^^ing surrounding hills, the level out^^stretching suburbs, the stately trees^and foilage of our resident streets,^our well sprinkled business thorough^^fares, our lovely stores with tasty^showy windows and well stocked^shelves, our substantial church edi^^fices, our modern and elegant school^buildings, our massive, elegant and^* | modern court house, our impregna^^ble and castle-like jail, our wholesale^and retail business houses, our ele^^gantly furnished banks, our commo^^dious and modern hotels, our well-ap^^pointed restaurants, our gaudy and^tasty sample rooms, our well-lighted^streets, our pure and unlimited water-^supply, our excellent telephone ser^^vice, our conveniently-located and^well-kept postoftlce with its most^efficient postmaster and assistants,^including an unsurpassed carrier ser^^vice, our home-like boarding houses,^our capacious auditorium, we'l-ap-^pointed opera house and numerous^halls, our pnbllc library, our club^house and club rooms, our hack and^cab lines, our progressive and solid^business men, our efficient mayor and^city officials and the general good^feeling and princely hospitality of^our citizens one and all. ^Give us^Helena for the capital,^ was on the^lips of all.
SenatorGorman of Maryland say*^there is but one concern on the face of
theearth to which free coal would give^any special benefit^viz, the Canadian^government Then the important ques^tion is in following President Cleve^^land's recommendation for free ooal,^Why should we legislate in tbs^of Canada
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TheColored Citizen has been^mailed to a number of our most prom^^inent citizens irrespective of race,^politics or creed, and it is hoped it^will be kindly received, and Ua*l a^hearty financial support will be given^the enterprise. The need of such a^paper to meet the wants of a large^and growing community of colored^Americans is generally conceded, and^It is believed that a well edited and^conservative journal devoted to the^betterment of the social and indus^trial interests of our people will meet^with a hearty and responsive assent^and that the effort will have a most^salutary effect. We hope that our^friends will cooperate with us and^enable us to make this a live, pro^gressive and beneficial enterprise.^These of our patrons who are unable^to call at our office will kindly send^their subscriptions by any convenient^method.
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HELENA FOR THE CAPITAL
TheOOLOBSD Citizen ii a new fea^^ture of journalism in Montana. It^will be ably edited and conducted. It^has entered the ring to tight the cap^^ital contest to a finish. It will not^take off the gloves until Anaconda is^knocked out. Let every cit;'en sub^^scribe. Send names or leave address^at our office.^Coijorrd Citizen Publishing Co.,^187 N. Main St.
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Thisis a great year for state elections,^and already the gubernatorial uomineat^are almost ^too numerous to mention.^^In Maine the Republicans have renomi^^nated Henry Brads treet Cleaves, who^was elected governor two years ago.^Governor Cleaves was born at Bridg-^ton, Ma, Feb. 6, 1840. and educated In^the common schools. He served through^the war, from 1868 to Aug. 20, 1866,^and made a good record Then he ^**
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tiedin Portland, where he has since re^^sided ami practioed law. He has served^two terms in the legislature and was^for two years city solioitor and for four^years attorney general of the state.^Charles F. Johnson, Governor Cleaves'^Democratic opponent, was the Demo^^cratic nominee for governor la 1889.^Ee is a lawyer and has a large practice^at Waterville, where he has held sever^^al city offices. Mr. Johnson was born at^Winslcw in 1858 and graduated at Bow -^doin college in 1879.
WilliamMiskey Siugerly, Democrat^^ic candidate for governor of Pennsylva^^nia, is one of the busiest men in Phil*
delphia.Besides being editor and pub^^lisher of the Philadelphia Record, he is^president of a bank and a trust compa^^ny and has large real estate interests.^He was born in Philadelphia 61 yean^ago and inherited a fortune from his^father, which has been considerably^augmented by his own enterprise and^business sagacity.
CaptainUrban Andrian Woodbury of^Burlington, who stands for governor of^Vermont on the Republican ticket, was^born at Acworth, N. H., 66 years ago^and graduated at the medical depart-
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montof the University of Vermont in^1860. He served through the war and^lost his right arm at Bull Run. He has^been mayor of Burlington and in 1888^was elected governor of the state.
MorrisM. Estee, the Republican can^^didate for governor of California, is a^lawyer with a high reputation for elo^^quence. Ho was chairman of the na^^tional Republican convention at Chicago^in 1888. Mr. Estee is a native of Penn^^sylvania
StephenO. Fisher, Democratic can^^didate for governor of Michigan, was^born in Hillsdale county in 1848. He is
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engagediu the lumber and real estate^business, was twice elected mayor of^West Bay City and has served two^terms in cougn-ss.
JamesP. Clark, w hom the Arkansas^Democrats have nominated for govern^^or, has been a resident of the state for^16 years, having been born in Missis^^sippi in 1850. He has served in both^branches of the legislature and been^president of tin state senate. He was^elected attorney general in 1803.
CharlesE. Hite. the leader of the ex^^pedition which recently started to ex^^plore the prac^^tically unknown^interior of Labra^^dor, was born In^Illinois 24 years^ago and has de^^voted 10 years of^his life to the^cause of natural^science. For two^years past he has^' been professor of^ornithology and^taxidermy at the^U n i v e rsitv of^charlkh r. hite. P e n n s y lvauia.^The party will pay particular attention^to the geology and geography of the^oountry and expects to enrich the^world's knowledge of natnral history.