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Ratet' for Transient 4dvertixements given at office.
IT ;3 Comimi&sionier W\(etz(l now, that
gentleman having received his certificate
of elecntin rind taken his place on the
board vice Weatherwax, resigned.
THE delegate elect from New Mexico
is a patriotic citizen, having, during the
Indian troubles in that territory a few
years ago, raised (an(d equipped a cumpia
ny at his own expense to fight the red
LITTLE Jack Horner sat in the corner
ea ing c4lncentrat( d lye ; his mother
came in-he had emptied the tin. They
will meet in the sweet bye-and-bye.
He lived at Wheeling, W. Va., and was
2 years old.
ANOTHER of the too few oases in the
dest rt of the political situation is unex
pectedly developed. The North Caroli
na republican state ticket and the repuY
lican candidate for congressman at large,
Dockery, were elected.
THERE is one good thing the present
fall of snow has done-it has covered up
all the dirt and litter which had accu
mulated in front of some of the saloons
and other places in town, and a certain
portion of Front street does not look
quite se bad as it (lid.
A PRETTY state of afithrs seems to ex
ist at Williams, Ariz. The business
men, representing the peaceable element
of the town, posted up a notice ordering
all lawless characters to leave town .by
3 o'clock that day. Instead of departing
the rounders posted up a similar notice
ordering the others, under penalty of
death, to leave immediately. At the
time of the stage's leaving the greatest
excitement prevailed, butt no ult.imiatunm
had been re-iched.
WE have received the firet number of
the Missoula Coun~ty :TinLs, a new uspi
rant for public support, Harrison Spauld
ing, editor and proprietor. It starts out
with a larger sheet than its old e-tal)
lished contemporary, the Afi.esouiia'i, and
with a very good advertising piatronagc,
which will doubtless grow larger fast.
It is republican in politjcs, its initiatory
number shows tlhe mairks of an able edi
tor, kind if it is kept up to the present
standard, will soon take a place in the
frent raink ol Monitina journals. The
RIVER PitESs wvishes Bro. Spaulding ev
ery success, and hopes to wvelcoime his
paper to its sancturn for many years to
HE subjecto o Canadian independence
is becomning a lively topic of discussion
across the border. The Toronto lWorld,
adverting to the fact that the population
of the Dominion is now drawing close
to 5,000,000, and will, within the next
twenty years, he equal to the population
of Great Britain, declares that "hence
forth Canadian independence will be
one of our political questions. It will
have its party, and will have its candi
dates, and in the near future will have
its government. We need not say how
its work is to be done. The path is plain
to every intelligent loyal man. When
we are ready we shall firmly and with
dignified respect ask the Mother Coun
try to let us go."
You thought that republican money
came nearer to ruling it than anything
else. Ye thought that republican re
petera--arrested in the act-came nearer
ruling the ballot box than anything else.
It is well known in Benton that there
was $10 of democratic money spent
where there was $1 of republican money.
The simple fact is, the republicans did
not have it to spend. If there were any
-republicans or demo rats-who: were
guilty of repeating, and were arrested in
the act, why were they released without
a trial? Taking the Record as authority
for their guilt, we charge the democratic
authorities of Chateau county with a
gross neglect of duty in not taking steps
to punish these alleged repeaters.
T HrE deliucratic papers of the territory
are harging Mr. Botkin with intendtd
criminality in the matter of eanvassing
the votes for, delegate., TIhi they are
doing without the shadow of -proo"
against him, and` if thee who er nma
ing these charges against , Mr in
were one-1 alf as honorable geit *e
as he is, tho' riold' rL4er toopt44k
as o nae tthem. The fact is, th [ i=
ocratit lder go f
eDit4 In tbe In re 'of
dread investigation, and in their en
deavor to cover-up their own misdeeds
and throw the people of Montana oft the
tract, they are making charges as crimi
nal as they are reckless. but it will not
work. The matter may not go into the
coUI is for the simple reason that a dem
ocratic house will seat Maginnis any
how, but the citizens of Montana are not
blind fools, and they will administer the
punishromnt. which these persons have
earned, in 1884. And it will be one they
I will not he liable to forget.
Now that Mr. Maginnis is going back
to congress for another term, and as his
influence is said to be all-powerful at
Washington, we desire to call his atten
tion once more to the urgent need of a
mail route from Benton to Belt creek
and Sand Coulee. This county is getting
pretty well settled up, and the residents
thereof should have proper mail facili
ties. Their mail, at present, has to come
to Benton and Chestnut, from twenty
tive to forty-five miles away, and they
have to depend on some of their number
coming to town, and even then it is
sometimes many days after before they
can get their mail. Cannot Delegate
Macinnis do something for these peo'le,
many of whom cast their votes for him
at the recent election? They are rs
much his constituents as any others, and
they are entitled to a respectful hearing
THE Independent makes the claim
that a band of 05 British half-breeds
voted for Botkin at Reedsfort. As Mr.
Botkin received exactly 70 votes there,
this is equivalent to saying that there
are only five white republicans in that
precinct. If the Independent is correct,
23 British halftbreeds voted for Johnson,
49 for Stuart (Sam Hauser's partner, and
the man who accused them of shooting
his cattle), 47 for Atchison, 47 for Cam
eron, 24 for McClintock, 45 for Howell,
43 for Murray, 54 for Berkins, 34 for Tip
ten, 36 for Wight, and 37 for Lapalme
all democrats, and most of them entire
strangers--giving them a big majority
in every instance, and thus, in the lan
guage of the Independent, "overturning
the legitimate majorities." The fact is,
the Independent man knows, p'obably,
less about the Judith country than any
other section of Montana. Reedsfort
precinct is democratic, out the people in
that section, who are near Fort Magin
nis, do not like Broadwater, and his un
derstood interest in the present delegate
caused many of them to vote for aot k in.
On the other candidates they votedl ac
cording to their party sympathy. 'This
is the whole case, and it~ attemp1t to
make T. C. Power a centrai ligure in the
picture will not succeed.
A few days after election the republi
can organ in Benton said that the elec
tion here was a litting lesson or ebu 9e
to the would-be republican bosses. In a
later issue, two days. we believe, that
same sheet said that the election of Bot
lin would not be a victory or republi
canin . Query: having failed in the
`'boss' system of attack upon the den.mo
cratic candidates, does the Prnss think
i-L has an easy subject of b.c!.nmail i
the gentleman who assumied the hlader
ship of the Republican party in this
You are entirely "off" in your first
assertion, as you generally are. If you
can reproduce an article from this paper
which said the election here was a re
buke t.o anyone, we ask you to do so.
As for the second sentence, at the time
the article was written the returns were
not all in, and we thought Botkin's un
deniable legitimate majority was due
more to the work of honorable demo
crate than to the republican strength,
and did not believe the territory was
republican. But we do now, and be
lieve that on a strict and fair party vote
it would so be found. At the same time
we do not wish to detract one iota from
the credit due those same democrats
who, in the interest of their country,
voted for Mr. Botkin, and helped to
swell his majority.
With regard to the insinuation of at
tempted blackmail, it is on a par with
the general conduct of the man who tries
to injure the business of every one who
does not advertise in his excuse for a
newspaper. No gentleman that we
know of has assumed, or even attempted
to assunme, the leadership of the repub
lican party in. Choteau county.
Query':' Can anyone see any connec
tion between the three sentences in the
Record article, or any sense in the en
tire jumble of words?
THE Record, in a long article on the
Indian reservation near by says:
It is fortunate as it is that Maginnis
has been returned toCongres, for other
wissfWe should probably have to wait
another decade to acquire this- valuable
~section of country which has s lon tg
beei~ven up to- Indians whi have no
use Ior it. l is such narrow escapes
hmoin iIsfortune as the defeat of the re
public.n& patesy ;. last elf tion that
Smen hank` that a wise Providenie
! b over td 'ballotho4 o wef w %other,
thmt js, for had Col. :'.kin been el±ted
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whole section of country which Magin
nis is expected to secure for us, not to
mention the number of families who
would be unable to secure the inheri
tances that will soon be open to them.
While we would like, as well as any
others, to see the reservation thrown
open, or even curtailed, we cannot see
why there is any special occasion to give
thanks, on that account, because Magin
nis was elected. We believe that it is a
small piece of business to charge that
Mr. Botkin would not have interested
himself in this matter as much as Major
Maginuis is expected to do. What spe
cial interest Maginnis can have in Cho
teau county that his opponent would
not have had we know not. We take
the assertion that the election of Botkin
would have caused a depreciatifon in
property as a dii ect inwult on his honor
and willingness to serve the territory
winch had made him its representative,
and so it will be considered by all right
minded men. It iK passing sentence on
a gentlemen against whose honor no one.
has a word to say, and even before he is
charged with any offence, or evidence
brought against him. As regards the:
belief that Providence ruled over the
ballot box in Montana, we never heard
Broadwater and Wilder called by that
n~tne before. Here in Benton we
thought, on election day, that whisky
and democratic lull-dozers came nearer
ruling it than anything else. Can any
man it Benton honestly believe that
the defeat of Messrs. Rowe, Hill; Cling
an, Browne, or of Messrs. Sullivan and
McI ntire, was a narrow escape from any
great misfortune? Two years from now
the republican party in this county will
elect some, if not all, of the county of
ficers, and Mr. Botkin will probably be
our representative to Congress. The
falsity of the Record's argument will
then be proven, and Montana and Cho
teau county, relieved from the weight
of monopoly rule, will march onward to
wealth and prosperity such as they have
never yet kn<1wn.
WE understand that the attempt to
palm off election returns from Carroll as
bona fide has become the subject of ju
dicial investigation, and that the partici
pants will find to their sorrow that Brit
ish subjects cannot be used to antagonize
the voice of the people of this county
in the choice for delegate to congress.
No; but United States troops could in
Custer.. We are willing to bet and give
you the odds--twenty-five cents in nick
els against your street ear-that this is
the last we will hear about the "judicial
investigation," unless the, republicans
Wia are getting tired of the bluff and
bluster of the Herald and its spawn, the
IPRE5s, about purity of election, &c.
There sever was suah corruption of the
ballot box know n in Chpteau county as
showed itself ,through Republican sour
ces this election. Anid we have got the
proof, and don't you forget it.-Record.
1Iasing over' the characti ristic lan
guage of. the first part of this, we have
only tiV say, if youhaWve' got so uiiuch
proof in. ypur pposession, why content
ydturself with vague charges ? "We are
getting tired of your biuff and bluster"
1 6 t corruxption M1 thb ballot box in
oteau couritypda i you have get so
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