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VOL. I. No. 10. GREAT FALLS, MONTANA TERRITORY, THURSDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 1. 1888. _PRICE 5 CENTS.
THE BIG HOME TALK.
Rousing Republican Meet
ing in the Park
Judge Wade and Hon. A.
F. Burleigh Dis
On Wedpesday night, as per announce
ment, Judge Wade and A. F. Burleigh,
two of the most eloquent orators of Mon
tana, treated the citizens of Great Falls to
one of the richest feasts of protection
lore that was ever presented to a Mon
Judge Rolfe was called to the chair
and made a few pertinent remarks. He
was followed by Judge Race, who pre
sented in excellent humor, the merits of
the respective candidates on the county
Judge Wade said that this was his
first appearance before aMontana audience
on a political discussion. He had been
laboring in another field removed from
the anxieties and disappointments of
politics. He saw many before him, who
have even grown grey in building up
Montana. He spoke of the matchless
progress and development of Montana
and said, all this was due to the triumphs
of republicanism. [Applause.] Cherished
by the benign influences of republican
ism, the infant industries of the
territory have been matured and Mon
tana is growing into a giant in strength
and prowess. He thanked the Lord for
giving him a head and heart to become a
republican. [Applause.] He was a na
tive of the matchless state of Ohio, first
born of the ordinance of 1787, which con
secrated its soil to freedom forever.
Under these auspices he couldn't have
been anything else than a republican.
The republican party was born of the in
spiration of liberty and humanity. It
was baptized in blood because of its love
of country, and with such a parentage
and such a baptism, it became the hope
and sheet anchor of the republic.
We are about to perform one of the most
important acts of the freeman, in voting
for the man of our choice. In 1880 the
United States extended hardly beyond
the Mississippi iver, and the black man
tle if slavery had extended over the
southern half of the country. Washing
ton and Jefferson were both opposed to
slavery. The slave was property in every
sense of the word. That day is past and
a new era of glorious liberty and pros
perity has dawned upon the American
He spoke of the rickety wild-cat and
shinplaster currency that flooded the
land before the war and especially under
democratic administrations. The demo
cratic party was always opposed to any
system of national banking or currency.
Now we have a currency that is good the
world over. The greenback of the gov
ernment is as good as gold anywhere on
the globe. This is a grand republican
achievement. The republican party had
also passed the national land laws, mak
ing the public domain accessible to her
citizens on such conditions as brought
the ownership of a home within
the reach of everyone. The republican
party had also passed laws, whereby
the great mining resources of the country
could be opened up. The republican
party had fostered our home labor and
manufactures, so that to-day, with our
magnificent schedule of protection, asso
ciated with our glorious bond of home
free trade, connecting in an indissoluble
bond of common interest thirty-eight
sovereign states, we can compete with
Great Britain and the old world in
the manufacture of woolen goods, broad
cloths, steel,cutlery, glass, stoneware and
all the staple commodities of civilized
The democratic party, on the contrary,
is the party of free trade, the British
party, who feel tenderly over the fortunes
of the British merchants, and are oppos
ed to too much American prosperity.
Montana, with her $42,000,000 in sil
ver and goldtaken from her mines; Mon
tana, with her hills and valleys covered
with cattle and sheep; Montana,
with the pulsations of industry throbbing
through her mountains and valleys is the
offspring of the goddess of freedom; the
influx of the republican wave that began
to roll over this land of promise and of
peace after our Union had been mancti
fled and made perpetual in the bIest
blood of her sons.
The republican party is the party of
progress, of growth and of dignity. It
elevates humanity. It gives to every
man the right to erect for himself a do
main and a destiny. It exalts Americanl
The democratic party, on the contrary,
is the party of obstruction. Progress is
no part of its creed. Like the crab, its
progress is backwards. It turns its face
from the light to the darkness, because it
loves darkness rather than light. Forthe
past thirty years every bill the republi
can party proposed for the welfare of the
people has been opposed by the demo
crats. [Applause.] They opposed the
raising of armies to suppress the rebel
lion. They pronounced the war a failure
and demanded that the armies of the re
public be disbanded and sent home.
They opposed the fourteenth and fif
teenth amendments to the Constitution
of the United States that wiped out the
color line and gave to every man, woman
and child, regardless of color or previous
condition, freedom and equal rights be
fore the law. They opposed the issue of
greenbacks, the national currency, the
admission of states into the Union, and
protection of American industries, and,
if not prevented, would demolish our
whole fabric of government and deliver
us over to the tender mercies of the Brit
ish lion; and they are given over to be
liete a lie that they may all be damned.
They howled against the republican
party because it had been so long in
power. They charged corruption. They
were horrified at a full treasury, and
said the republicans were fattening them
selves out of it. They demanded an ex
amination of the books. They clamored
for civil service reform. By hook, crook,
fraud, violence and all nefarious meth
ods, they succeeded in electing Grover
Cleveland; but what have they foutd?
Honest accounting, even to a cent
and not the faintest evidence of
of fraud or wrongful use of the moneys
of the government by the republicans.
How has this high priest of civil service
reform performed his trust? By violat
ed pledges and broken promises. He de
plored second-terms for presidential in
cumbents; but has lavished his own pri
vate and the public funds, and filled the
land with his obedient henchmen, in
spired with a zeal born of benefits re
ceived and fostered by the hope of
favors yet to come, expressly to ensure his
This man's British message, if its
recommendations were put into effect,
would compel our people to send their
wool and textile products to Great
Britain for manufacture, as in the palmy
days of free trade.This policy would place
us completely in the power of the Bri
tish aristocracy and, in the language of
Andrew Jackson, reduce us to anation of
paupers. Protection to American indus
try is the parent to the American home.
Free trade, as applied to American in
dustry, is desolation. Let us manufacs
ture and consume what we produce at
home, and we shall prosper. Let Eng
land manufacture for us, and we are
brought to national ruin. [Great ap
Judge Wade was followed by Mr. Bur
leigh, who addressed the assembled mass
es in a masterly style, on the issues of
the hour, a full report of which we shall
present to our readers in our issue of to
Mr. Ilorst, the genial proprietor of the
Park hotel, had courteously cleared his
capacious dining-hall which was coin
fortably seated, and afforded for the oc
casion the largest auditorium in the city.
The ladies of the city were fully repre
sented, which of course enhanced the in
terest and enthusiasm of the most bril
liant and immense political gathering in
the history of Great Falls.
The torchlight procession was about
half a mile long, every available torch
being used, and hundreds more would
have joined in the jubilantline, if torches
could have been obtained.
Appfes of Gold.
Than those uttered by Capt. Mills,
words more fitly spoken have not fallen
from Montana lips upon the eve of the
perilous crisis at our doors. Says that
high-minded gentleman: "Mr. Clark's
election would be an approval by the peo
ple of Montana of the administration of
Grover Cleveland," the patron of the Mills
bill, the enemy of silver, of the wool
grower, the lead-producer, and the work
ingman of the territory.
The election of Mr. Carter, on the
other hand, will be a protest against these
wrongs; wrongs that have driven thous
ands of people from their homes in the
fatherland to seek larger rights, better
homes and better wages in Montana.
His election will place in the halls of the
congress of the United States an able,
honest, vigorous, conscientious delegate
who will work for the welfare of Mon
tana, and who would never sit silent as
Mr. Toole has done, and as Mr. Clark
would have to do, while the enemy of
Montana enacted legislation hostile to the
interests of the people he represents.
His name and fame are stainless. He is
a worthy product of the institutions of
this land of the free that has taken many
a poor and worthy boy from the furrow,
the mine and the shop and crowned him
with more than royal honors.
The noble captain becomes prophetic
anid predicts that so will Montana do
with T'homas II. ('alrter on the 6th day of
November. .lle will represent her in
the next colltgres and before his term ex
pires his hand will indite to the governor of
the territory the congratulatory dispatch,
"Montana is admitted to the ulion."
And in fulfiillunt of these predictions
the vote of evert intelligent citizen hav
ing at heart the best interests
of thie territory will be, "For Del
Segate to ('onitcres.. Thomas Hl. Carter."
Pictures copied or enlarged at Beck
Good bright boy about 13 years of age
wanted at this office to learn the trade.
For ladies' and misses' wraps go to the
New York Cash Bazaar.
.1. H. McKuight & Co. have just re
ceived a large stock of Spring Wagons,
Top Buggies, Phaetons, Buckboards and
Road Carts. Call and see them.
Gloves and mittens at prices that defy
competition at New York Cash Bazaar.
J. H. McKnignt & Co. are agents for
the Eldredge Sewing Machine. Quality
Sthe best. Prices the cheapest.
NEWS ABOUT TOWN.
Local Information Picked
up on the Streets
Jack Frost spread himself yesterday
J. A. Harris, one of the county commis
sioners, is in the city.
The wife of John Power died in Fort
Benton at 12 o'clock yesterday.
The street fakir, patent medicine man
and walking cyclopaedia are in town.
The lobby of the Park hotel presented
a lively scene after the arrival of Judge
Wade last evening.
The good work on Central avenue con
tinues, and is greatly appreciated by the
citizens of Great Falls.
The plate-glass in the new Dunn block
shows off nicely and contributes to the
embellishment of the building.
Mr. Thomas Geer, of Barker, came into
the'city Monday evening and will return
home today. He is a staunch repub
H. Harrington was brought up before
Judge Huy on the 29th ult. for vagrancy.
He was dismissed on account of inade
The Ohio people visiting here will re
turn again next spring and bring out a
large colony, which they will locate in
Rev. Riggan came up from Benton yes
terday. He spoke well concerning the
daily LEADEn, and wishes it success in
the journalistic field.
A. P. Miller, of Plainfield, New Jersey,
has been in the city for some time. He
is a lawyer by profession. Mr. Miller is
desirous of locating here.
The galvanized cornice has been
placed on the Murphy, Maclay & Co.
building. It adds materially to the at
tractiveness of the structure.
Mr. Burleigh entertains a very favora
ble opinion of Great Falls. He thinks it
already metropolitan-like, with bright
prospects for future greatness.
A.M.Holter,of Holter Bros, Helena,came
into town from Lewiston yesterday after
noon. He reports that the Fergus coun
ty democrats admit a large majority of
the votes of the county will be given to
Carter. Mr. Holter will remain lu town
a day or two.
E. J. Webster expects to start soon for
Helena, where he will secure the services
of a good occulist. Mr. Webster's eye
sight is very much impaired. He thinks
the optic nerve is effected. The gentle
man has consulted several occulists, but
so far has experienced no relief.
Miss Ida Shultz gave a euchre party at
the residence of R. D. Beckon night be
fore last. Twenty-two persons were in
attendance. The best two players re
ceived a wire dish washer and a potato
masher and the poorest gentleman player
was presented with a mammoth beet.
Now comes the modern Socrates and
erudite man from the East, with new and
old philosophy and feeds the hungering
intellect of the ignoramus. His plati
tudesmay do well enough for his fellow
college students, but the typical man of
Great Falls has "hearn tell of them things
Charles Devlin, president of the Spring
Valley (Ill.) Coal Co., and also general
manager of the Sand Coulee mines, ar
rived in the city night before last. Col.
Broadwater and Mr. Devlin visited the
coal mines and returned to the city last
evening. This is Mr. Devlin's second
visitto Great Falls. He has a high re
gard for this city.
Conrad Brostom, a young gentleman
about 20 years old, is quite ill at the B. &
B. restaurant. He is a cousin of Miss
Berg, and recently came from St. Paul.
I)r. Longeway is attending him, and is of
the opinion that the young man may pick
up, rally and gain very much, but it is
obvious that he has consumption.
Among the arrivals at the Milwaukee
house, are E. B. Largent, Sun River; Juo.
Jellis, J. J. Dunning, Ogden; C. W.
Stringfleld, Craig; E. Wright, Helena;
J. M. Carathers, Neihart; John Richards,
Helena; Wm. Winters, Butte; Miss Mary
Winters, St. Paul; Miss Kent, St. Paul;
Frank Bain, Fort Benton; L. E. Laugh
lin, Grand Forks; Thos. Geer, Barker;
Arthur Powell, Jamestown, Dakota.
The new Cascade steam laundry, locat
ed on First avenue north between First
and Second streets, will start up next
Monday. About all the machinery is
placed in the building, and a Mangle
ironing machine has been ordered. Six
or seven persons will be employed on the
premises. Messrs. Johnson & Jenson,
the proprietors, have a neat delivery
wagon and they will establish hranchl
otffices at the smelter and Sand Coulee if
Among the recent arrivals at the Park
hotel are: J. P. Tracy, Benton; E. i).
Hastie, Sun River; D. H. Churchill, Sun
River; W. G. Davis, Cascade; I). Leary,
Helena; J. 1H. Ellison, Hlelena; ('. A.
Broadwater, Hlelena; Chas. Devlin,Spriug
Valley, Ill.; E. Anderson, Sand Coulee,
O. W. Rosengreen, Sand Coulee, .. II.
Hall, Helena; W.H.Rolston,Choteau; A.M.
Halter, HIelena; Mrs. Halter, Helena; J.
Phelps and wife, Lewiston; A. Decker,
Baldwin, Wis.; Andrew F. Burleigh,
Helena; A. Y. Bayne, Minneapolis; Prof.
R. O. Spear, Chicago; J. A. Harris,
Colonel Henry fatterson of Kentucky,
says: "The Democratic party is a free
trade party or hitl nothing."
Senator Vest, of Missouri, says: "Pres
ident Cleveland's p)essage, for which I
honor and admitr him, is a declaration
of war against the protected industries of
the country and is'a fight to the death."
Senator Coke, of Texas, says: "If
there is a thing whlch a Texan will go
out of his way to kick and kill it is a
Ex-Senator McDonald,. of Indiana,
says: "I am firmlj of the opinion that
al protective tarlif are unconstitution
Representative Roger Q. Mills, of Tex
as, says: "I am for free trade, and will
never lend my support to any legislation
to block the way of the attainment of
Henry George, of New York, says: "I
am for Cleveland because he is for free
The national democratic platform says:
"We endorse the president's message."
There is nothing vague or ambiguous
in these Utterances. They are brief, pos
itive and right to the- point. They come
from eminent demoefatic leaders, oracles
of the party, whose positions and experi
ence entitle them to recognition as expo
nents of their party's faith. Their voice
is for free trade-and their party is with
them. To consider, these utterances in
connection with the history and conduct
of the party they reptesent and then de
ny that the democrcy is a free trade or
ganization is to deny one's own intelli
gence and to impeach- the sincerity and
authority of the eminent democratic lead
ers and oracles, who have spoken so
• - .
In Fort Benton, Nov.. 1, 1888, Mrs. Power,
beloedwilfe of John W. Pbwer.
We mingle our deep regrets with a
large number of our citizens, at the sud
den death of Mrs. Power, wife of John
W. Power,' of Fort llenton, yesterday
afternoon. She was a sweet and lovely
woman, married but little more than two
years ago, and about a week since gave
birth to her first chil,. iier maiden
name was Kelly. She came from her
beautiful home in St, Louis to reside in
Montana, and was bhloved by all who
knew her. Called away in heryouth, ,e
lng only in her twentieth year, to leave
her husband, to whom she was devoted,
and her infant babe,survivingher, we can
but say, by way of eiidol6ence with her
sorrowing husband and friends:
"God gave, He took, He will restore;
He doeth all things well."
Wagon No. 8.
Charges Reasonable. Great Fallls, Mont.
W. P. BEACHLEY.
General Stationery and News
A Full Line of Legal Blanks for Sale.
Corner of Central Ave. and Fourth Street.
See the Great Assortment of
C. P. Thomson's
Reliable Dry H~ods House.
Complete in Every department. Agents for the
HAHN & WALTERS,
GOLD BLOCK, HRLENA, MONTANA.
First National Bank
OF GREAT FALLS.
Authorized Capital, - $1,000,000.
Paid-Up Capital, - 100,000.
T. E. COLLINs - President
JOIIN LEPL.Y - - Vice-President
L. G. PHELPI - - - Cashier
A. E. DICKERIMAN - Ass't Cashier
C. A. BROADWATERI, MARTIN MAGINNIS,
PARIS GIBSON, IRA MYEItsR
ROBERT VAUGHIN, IT. O. CIIOWEN,
J. T. AllMINGTrON.
A general brlukig business trnlsa
Exchange drawn on the principal oints in the
States and Europe.
Prompt attention given to collections.
Interest allowed on time deposits.
Next Door to Lspeyere's Drug Store, are the
Es tev and Camp
PIANOS AND ORGANS.
Parties Desiring to Buy or Rent a Plano or Organ
Should Leave Orders with them,
as they are
Agents for Montana Territory.
Stationery, Cigars, and
C. W. COLE,
Mover of Light
Orders romlltly attetnded to. Prices reasonable.
SANI)ERS, (ULILEN & SANDEIRS.
A TTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT
Main St., Helena, M. T.
• JOHN P. I)YAM,
I N" UIHAN'CE, REAL E1STAl'E,
'NV IYA N'I NI 1,
AUCTION Illd CoinmnissionI, IlllluIer, Shingles,
imld General Agenlt.
OFFICE--Betweeli Central ldlll First Avenulle
North, oil Second Street.
_) A lIC:'l'C LA R ATTENTION
_.JL '|llinN11IN1 DISF.\SIE;,
OFFICE--larris Builhing. corner 7th Avennu
,outh intl 5th Street.
A. F. ,ONGEIVAY,
• -.0CNTY PHIYSICIAN AND
GIREAT FI.LLS, .Monits:oll. Litouse Surgeon
to the Monitretal Westrllln Illlipittl alnd Atttelndlng
Plhyalyelul to thii Montreal lislellsllry.
If. P. ItOLIE,
,,6\TTI'OIlNEY AT' LAW.
In the illther Courts. Spreitl IttelliOll giLvet to
OLFICE .-- .- ---- Minot Block.
WILLIAM E. REltN,
01f all ('h11u5s-l.inllelis, Jlitclh's. I5t. Drniught
lulg.10 lild t|1o Coityihig. (Celhars Me*tisorel'd.
OFICE - - - Ovr ('llurchill & Webster's.
i. M. 1lIloIt N,
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'PLANS, piecillirliolns aIld 1Eslimaates, givlen at
OFFI('E - - - - Next door to Post (tlce.
H. . I.. iHULL,
C-"ONTlIACTOR) & l1I'llIiEl:
- .. 1101) I';4lIii\IINGi & .%In iV N(I,
All khliils |if *lotiiillg iltoi trlli'litly.
SlllI'---in TII.1rt street, iltwsn1i SIecond illtl
Third Avlenue Soith.
it. A. TAIT.
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Over Chlllrchill & Al eiter' St'ore.
J. KIt. IKAI)IKAiDON,
_ AII KIND)S Oll, %\'ORK
Carefully Itttenllet to.
liFFICE--, Illheril tlock.ll, near the Post onlce
onl First street.
DR. E. CIOUT('lEIR,
UI'CER, wANI) I)ISEASIM.
SURGEON f'lr Mltintia Creltrl Railroad. Great
OFFICE--Canatry's Building, Central Avenue.
1. H. McKnight & Co.,
---DEALERS IN -
FARM SPRING WAGONS,
Road Wagons, Buckboards, Road Carts, Superior Grain Drills, Sulky Plows, Break
ing and Stirring Plows, Harrows, Cultivators, Tents and Wagon
Covers, Barbed and Plain Fence Wire, Mud Mills.
Team and Buggy Harness, Saddles, Bridles, Whips,
Cooper's Sheep Dip, Sewing Machines, Etc.
Perkins' Wind Mills and Pumps.
Hay Rakes, Hay Presses, Hay Loaders, Threshing
Machines, Full Line of Mowers and Reapers.
~QPWe are Agents for Woods's Mowers and Binders, John Deer Plows, Bain
Vagons, Cooper's Sheep Dip and Eldridge Sewing Machines.
Central Avenue, Near Third Street, Great Falls.
The Shoe Man
lit i Opene t hit F!:l a y Eqnlppe I
Boot and Shoe Establishment
hit the Luther Block on Second St., Bet.
Ctentral anit Flit Avenues south.
An llexhatlsible antd II:la m:lome Variety :o
BOOTS AND SHOES
[ CARRIED IN STOCK.
NMail O:i'd.er lilled Carefiully and
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For Fine Dress Silks,
Imported and Domestic Dress Goods, Carpets,
Curtain Material, Flannels, Blankets,
Comforts, Ladies' Scarlet Knit,
Saxony and Silk Under
Mern's Knitted and California Underwear, Ladies'
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