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THE CAMPAIGN IS OPE, N
Prohibitionists Hold Their County Convention and Name Dele. gates and Alternates. Reselotions That Favor Free Coin age and Qualified Woman Suffrage. Ealpti Beaumont DisoUsses the Platform of the People's Party Before a Large Audience. What the prohibition county convention lacked in numbers last night it made up in enthusiasm and earnestness. A. E. Sohleldor, chairman of the county commit tee, called the convention to order, and Jno. M. Pests was elected temporary chair man and Mrs. Price temporary secretary. The temporary officers were made perman ent, and in addition A. H. Priest was made permanent treasurer. Rev. Wm. Rollins was called upon for an address, but declined, alleging lack of preparatione. Massena Bollard was next called for, ano in reply said that while he had not expected to take an active part in the meeting he did have some ideas on what the convention might do to aid in the work it had undertaken. It would be absurd, said Mr. Ballard,"to enter into a campaign without some expression of the views of the party. The coming cam paign was not to be a characterless one, but the issues at stake were of the most vital character. The prohibition party, said the speaker, must definitely announce its stand on the great issues before the people. On the tariff question he believed the prohibitionists were more united than either the demo orate or republicans, neither of these par ties being a unit on either side of the tariff question. The prohibition party is also more united on the currency question than either of the great parties. On the tariff question the issue is, shall the rich grow richer and the poor poorer, or shall every man have an equal chance. On the coin age question the issue is whether the money kings shall rule or whether the government shall exercise its prerogatives and add an other metal to the money of the country. There is an issue, on which neither of the great parties are united, and which neither mentions in its platform; upon that ques tion we are a unit. The question of the prohibition of the liquor traffic, overtops silver coinage, tariff and all other ques tions. It is a question of such vital im portance that if both the tariff and silver questions were settled, and prohibition unsettled, there would yet remain the greatest issue of all to be determined by the people. I am glad, con tinued the speaker, that there is one party that has one question in which there is no division of sentiment. There is another subject we should nay attention to in our platform. That is the suffrage. I am a convert to universal suffrage, and am glad that added years are giving me more knowledge, if not mote wisdom. These are the four questions on which we ought to express ourselves. It will not surprise me if some of us who are nominated for office are defeated. But there is something that is sometimes as good as an election, and that is a well-presented set of principles. At the coneclusion of Mr. Ballard's re marks. Messrs. Cummings. Bullard and Connor were appointeda committee on res olutions. After a recess they reported as follows: We. the representatives of the prohibi tion party of Lewis and Clarke county, in convention assembled, recognize Almignty Ood as ruler of all nations, humbly invoke His blessing upon our efforts for the public good. . . Reaflirming our allegiance to the princi- age pies of the national prohibition party, we T hereby adopt (or endorse) the following one declaration of principles as our platform: . L We demand the absolute prohibition ing of the manufacture, importation, expoerta tion, transportation and sale of all al- fr coholic liquors as a beverage and that the fell traffic therein be made a crime, except when sold under proper restrictions for T sacramental, medicinal, and meshanical Boa purposes. ten We stand unalterably opposed to any I system which gives statutory recognition to reh the liquor traffic and which places it among wil the legbtimats and protected industries of W the people. We declare it an outlaw and a Gre criminal, the disturber of private peace. 16 the corrupter of public morals and the de- $41 stroyer of oar race. We pronounce that system pernicious and teo demoralizing which supports the state on the vices and vicious propensities of the der citizen, We will not countenance any form of legislation which licenses a crime r for a revenue consideration, and we de- ra nounce as unworthy of the confideace and illy support of a righteous people any political pre party which takes suck revenue as a price of its power. bai II. The prohibition party is the only pal party in existence that takes this high str ground on the liquor trafflo and all moral her questions; theretore we urge all citizens who are in sympathy with these principles be to join us and vote their honest convictions di, by supporting our ticket. an III. We demand the strict enforcement J of our Sunday laws and the enactment of laws prohibiting all kinds of gambling, and for the proper observance of the Lord's D day by suas ending all business on that day. da IV. We believe in equal suffrage without se regard to sex, but with an educational qual ification. V. We demand the free coinage of gold at end silver. Money should be of gold, silver and paper, all full legal tender, adequate pr in volume to meet the demands of business. ev VI.-We believe the tariff should be equitably adjusted to subserve the interests D, of all our people by a now pa tizan com- wy mission appointed by the prssident and ap- ha proved by the United States senate. oi VII.-Railroads, telegraphs and all other ci means of transportation and communisa tion, whose power is derived from the gRv- bh ernment should be under government con- vi trol or supspevision, and reasonable charges ar only allowed. n All trusts and combinations organized hr to restrain and improperly control produc tion and commerce should be suppreseed tl by law. We also demand that all revenues, i: national, state and county, shall be limited u to the necessary expenses of the govern- a rment, economically and honestly adminis- h tered. VIII.-We believe the president, vice president and senators of the United States should be elected by direct vote of the peo ple. IX.-We demand the strict enforcement of our civil service and railroad commis sion laws and their careful amendment so as to widen their field of usefulness. We demand protection to our mineral lands by the government of the United States and that our agricultural lanas be held for I hcmeseeking citizens. I XI. The increase of poverty, the cen tralization of wealth, the oppression of the r poor, the redaction of wanes, the depression 1 of agrioulture and other industries, and the I prevalence of hard times result largely from the liquer traffic, class legislation, unjust taxation, despotic combinations (of capital), dishonest speculations, a false system of financiering and unrestricted immigration. 'I he prohibition party is oledged to do all in its rower to remedy these evils and to that end invites the co operation of all good citizens. Delegates to the state convention which meets at Helena, May 20, were named as follows: Massena Bullard, J. C. Temple ton, Rev. Win. Rollins, lirs. H. Kirkendall, A. E. Schleider and' A. H. Priest. Alter nates, C. D.'Cleaves, A. C. Wood, H. Stein inuer, Mrs. Price and Mrs. A. H. Priest. The sounty committee will be selected by the delegates to the state convention. THE I'EOI'IL;'S PAITY. Ralph Beaumont Talks to a Large Audi ence at Electric Mall. About 300 people listened to the lecture of Ralph Beaumont at Electric hall last might. The speaker started in life as a shoemaker, served through the wapot the rebellion on the northern aide, aftt his discharge went back to his trade, was after wards elected to congress from a New Yotk distriot and has been lecturing for eevgrali years, first as a Knight of Labor, and habr recently in the interest of thi people's party. He is a man of good phyique has a strong voice. talks very rapidiy, but at the same time distinctly, and carries hit audinice with him so sunoefully that he holds their attentioa from the beginning to the end. He illustrates points he doeres to make by apt stories that everyone can understand and is altogether a popular talker. He was introduced by H. M. Beadle, who acted as chairman, and he took for his text the platform of the peo ple's party, diso~ring each plank sepa rately, and bringing out its strong points. He advocated government control of the telegraph, and showed how the rates of postage had been reduced after Unele Sam took the postal business out of the hands of private parties. Jay Gould. trusts, bankers and the money power generally came in for a good share of adverse criti cism, and while he made his points in a telling way, and the audience showed their appreciation by hearty and frequent ap plause, he did not indulge in personali ties or consider the ants of any individual or corporation save from a publie stand point. He ainounced that the people's party only wanted to bring the government back to the old constitutional ground. It was to hear. Mr. Beaumont discuss the silver coinage questioni that a large propor tion of the audienee attended the lecture, and they were not disappointed. He read the money plank in the people's party plat form, and first touched upon the different kinds of material used as money in differ ent ages. Coming down te this country, he said at one time eodiAsh was a legal tender in Massachusetts, and it west. "There are to-day," said the speaker, "two kinds of money-hard and legal tender. Under the present financial system there is a finaacial panic every ten years. At one time gold alone was the money of the country. The bankers got hold of it and loaned it at six per cent. They did not think that was enough interest, so they got the government to pass a law allowing them to issue three dollars for every one they had in gold, thus cetting 18.per cent for their gold. Then followed the pania of 1857, becanse when the people went to have their paper money exchanged for gold, there was three of the first to one of the latter, and the gold would not go around. In 1861 the government issued legal tenders to pay the soldiers. These were good for all debts. The banks did not like this, so when the government wanted to issue some more the law was so fixed that all import duties must be paid in gold. Then when the govern ment made a loan the bankers stipulated that the interest must be paid in gold coin. This made two kinds of money-one for the soldier and one for the banker. The panic of 1873." said the speaker, "was due to the demonetization of silver. Then a law was passed authorizing the coinage of not less than $2,000.000 nor more than $4,000,000 in silver dollars a month. The Wall street men allowed this, but they always saw that the country had a mini mum secretary of the treasury. All the secretaries of treasury same from Wall street, and they all went there. The worst of these minimum seeretaries was Windom, who not only had the smallest sum allowed by the law coined, but who had the law so changed as to leave It to his discretion whether the government should coin any silver at all." Referring to the failure of the free coin age bill in the house of representatives a few weeks ago, the speaker read from the New York World an appeal to the people to postpone action on the silver bill until the next session of congress. The speaker said both the republican and demoeratie parties were enemies to the free coinage of silver. Sheet music just received at The Bee Hive, comprising the latest sensations, only 10 cents per copy. Send for catalogues. Buy a ladies' silk umbrella for $1.5 or a gen tleman's 28-inch all silk umbrella for $1.71 at bhe lee hive special sale. JOTTLNGS ABOUT TOWI. Ho I A. J. Kleinen died at Blackfoot May 8, citl aged 37 years. a Two arrests for vagrancy were the only ones made by the police yesterday. def Workmen were busy yesterday kalsomin ing the eity jail and the marshal's office. die A trolley wire on Main street, extending bau from Sixth avenue a considerable distance, No fell last evening. pas There will be a regular meeting of the Co. Board of Trade this evening. A full at- r tendance is requested. der To-night at Encore hall there will be a abs rehearsal of Madjoon. A full attendance Mc will be appreciated by the management. Th Meta Bossmana, has sold to George W. Bar Graham and Mrs. Hattie Marks, lots 3, 5, 16 and 17, block 549, Easterly addition, Fri $4,000. Mrs. Hedges received a telegram yester terday from C. W. Cannon, which says that sen Mrs. Cannon is now pronounced out of wit danger by her physician. ca The June Bulletin of the Great Northern railway will contain a number of Helena illustrations, ineluding street scenes and present public and private buildings. Contractor Palmer kept ,several teams on busy yesterday hauling wooden blocks ore- co' paratory to beginning the paving of Main pa street. The contractor says he is ready to begin work. E Notices of location of mining claims have Be been filed as follows: May lode, Helena district, by George M, Pepeard, et al.; B. as and R. Relocation lode, Colorado gulch, by K J. S. Moreland. de Manager Robinson telegraphed from be Marysville yesterday that the fire in the ce Drum Lummon is under control. The damage is slight, and work has not been seriously interfered with. There will be a dramatie entertainment at Encore hall Friday evening for the bene At of it. Peter's parish sehool. An excellent programme has been prepared and there is every promise of a large attendance. El Supt. J. C. MeGinn, of the Pinkerton Detective agency, passed through Helena TI with a prisoner whom he arrested at Fair haven, Wash., on the charge of stealing - money and tickets from the Northern Pa citie railroad. The artesian well is now down 940 feet, H but the contractors are not able to bore very fast, owing to the hardness of the ground. Veins of water are being contin ually struck. and the outlook is good for a I heavy artesian flow. Work began yesterday at Great Falls on 1 the Boston & Montana company's electro lytic refning plant. It will take four months to complete, and the machinery and builldings involve an expenditure of half a million dollars. c Manager Cooney. of the MeIntyre-Union mine at Unionville, reports work progress ing very wsll on that property. A contract was lot yesterday to ran 200 feet of levels, - and affairs will soon be in shape to paush development with greater speed. TeE INDEPEimDENT Publishing companvy was yesterday made the official printer of the A. O. U. W. convention, its bid being d the lowest. During the session of the su >r preme lodge the proceedings of each day are printed for the use of the members. 1- The St. Paul Dispatch of May 6 says the is eastern delegates to the meeting of the su in preme lodge A. O. U. W., in Helena next at meath, have selected their route from Chi ly sago westward as follows: From Chicago n, to rt. Paul via the Chicago, Milwaukee & )t St. Paul; St. Paul to Helena via the Great so Northern. ed R. H. Holmes and Marga-et Brown, two is young people of Blutte, neither of age, ran dv away from Boulder Monday, where they :o- had been stopping, and came to Helena to be married. Marshal Galvin had been ch notified, rreventer the issuance of the as licence, and took the couple into custody. le 'IlTe young lady spent Monday evening at Il, the marshal's residence and the would-be or- groom at the jail. l'he marshal took them in- over to Boulder yesterday. H.'i Tramming had a horse stolen from by him last night. He made a sall at the corner of Eleventh avenue and Ewing street about nine o'clock, hitching his horse to a post at the curb. He had hardly di- enteeed the house before he heard the ani mal galleping away. It is supposed to have been stolen by a thief whom the police are were chasing. The horse had on a saddle alt and bridle, and was branded with a boot Sa jack on the right shoulder and hip, ALL ABOUT SOME HOOSES For a-Second Time a Deer Lodge Case U Comas to the Sýupremee 5 ourti The Animals Are Four 'earu Older Than When the Suit Beganm. Stopped the Baernum Trial to Await the Arrival of Important WitnesseS Other Court News. How much time and money people will spend at law to maintain or establish a precedent was illustrated yesterday when the papers in the appeal of a Deer Lodge case were sled in the supreme court. The title of the ease is Emma J. Palmer, re spondent, vs. James B. MeMaster, appel lant. The cause of action consists of two horses. Mrs. Palmer brought action in the court of Deer Lodge county four years ago against Sheriff MMeaster for nalawfploon version .f two horses whish were levied on at the instance of her husband's creditors. The horses, she claimed, were her own property. It was denied on the other side that Mrs. Palmer owned the horses, which were alleged to be the property of her hus band. The Deer Lodge court tok Mrs. Palmer's view of the case and decided in her favor. MeMaster carried the case to the supreme court of the then territory of Montana. There the decision of the lower court was reversed and the case sent back for trial. In the course of time it was tried again and Mrs. Palmer won just as she had before. MoMaster again appeals on errors in the instructions to the-jury. THE BARNUM CASE. Two Witnesses More to Be Examined by the Government. The government got through yesterday with all the witnesses it had on hand in the case of Mrs. Amelia D. Barnum, on trial in the United States court for robbing the mails while postmistress at Mann, Cascade county. Two more witnesses remain to be examined, but as they had not reached Hel ena from Great Falls yesterday afternoon, Judge Knowles adjourned the case until this moprning. Duncan MoLeod was put on the stand yesterday to tell how he had seen Mrs. Barnum put a tin box under the mat traess of her bed. It was in this tin box that a marked $2, sent by Inspector acokett as a decoy, was found. William MeQueen, postmaster at Armington, and William Glenn. his assistant, testified to the mailing of the decoy letter from that office for Kibbey, which route required it to go through Mann. Postmaster Lee, of Kibbey, testified to the decoy package reacsohing his office without the $2 bill en closed. Assistant District Attorney Mo Donald wanted the defense to go ahead with their case pending the arrival of the two witnesses from Great Falls. Lawyer Baum declined to do anything of the sort, and the ease had to go over. Judge Knowles said he would wait a reasonable time for these witnesses but not indefin itely. District Court Notes The First National bank has obtained judgment by default for $4,949.88 before Judge Hunt against Henry Neill. A judgment by default was entered in Judge Buck's court in the suit of A. M. Ho:ter and ethers against Joseph O'Neil. In the suit of B. C. Brooke against the city of Helena Judge Hunt has allowed the administrator of the estate to be substi tuted as party plaintiff and has ordered the default of Catherine L. Ming, erie of the defendants. Judament by default was rendered'in the district court yesterday against the late business house of B. Harris as follows; Northwest Thomson-Huston Electric com pany. $188.30; Finek, VanBlyck. Young & Co., $171.89. The following trial jury for Judge Back's department of the district court has been shesen: John Stewart, J. W. Barber, Moses Morris, Peter Kessler, C. E. Colbert, Thomas P. Nagle, S. N. Nicholson, Robert Bandel, Edward Payne, J. J. Rohrbangh, J. S. M. Neill, V. C. Rinds, A. R. Gates, Frank E. Getohell, M. D. Boardman and Andrew Eklund. Novelty China Co. of Minneapolis is repre sented at The Helena for a week or ten days with a full line of hand decorated china. Re ception Wednesday afternoon and evening. May 1L National Convention Fares. The Great Northern will make a rate of one fare for the round trip to all national conventions. The first one will be the re publican convention at Minneapolis. Special sale of lace curtains this week at The Bee Hive. The entire Brunell stock of dry goods and motions has been removed to No. 9 Main street, four doors above Parehen's drug store. The entire stock must be sold before June 1 at prices at less than fifty cents on the dollar. HELENA IN BRIEF. Jackson's musio store. Bailey block. BORN. ERNST-In Helena. May 10, to the wife of Joseph Ernst, a son. TRAVIS-In Helena. May 10, to the wife of Sam Travis, an eleven pound girL MARRIED. IOOPER-COX-At Lincoln P. O., Deer Lodge county, Mont., $aturday, May 7, 1892. by Rev. W. S. Bell, of Helena. Mr. Joseph E. Hooper and Miss Annie M. Cox, both of Deer Lolge county, Mont. Excelsior Lodge No. 5, I. 0. O.F. Meets every Wednesday. A regular meeting of the above Lodge will be held this evening at their lodge room in this city at 8:00 o'clock. n ojourning brethren are cordially invited to attend. A. D. BUTLEiR, N. G. H. T. DAviS, S cretary. Manataetarer ef Coats, Rebes and Matm. Alee Tanner of all kinds of Rides aat lurl. Bepairing and Cleaning of ar Goode. 818 North Main Street. Heleam. Montana. The oldest Fruit and Pro- Established 188> duos House in Montana, LINDSAY & CO., .*DKALERLI IN.* Fruit, Produce and Seeds OF ALL KINDS. HELENA, MONTANA. o If yeou want frosh. Northern grown garden, field or grass seeds send for our illustrated cat n aloý.e, one of the most complete issued in the 5 Untt4ite tates. We aell at hIetera prices and V. thus save yon heavy freight and exproess harges. at We also ilasue a wholesale price-list, which deal o ors illt nd it to their adveataoe to sensult be. fore irbyina olsewh.n'. F. J. ESSIG LAPIDARY COMPANY. Rooms 608-609 Power Building, And 115 State Street, -HELENA. MONT.- .-CHICAGO, ILL.-.--. DS SPEGI JAL OFFERIN8GS DRESS GOODS DEPARTMENT We place on sale this week a ohoice assortment of New Cheviots, Henriettas, Serges, Strides, Plaids and Fancys at 50 CENTS PER YARD. The variety embraces all the new light and medium shades for summer wear, and they are reduced from 60c, 75c and 850 a yard. SPEGIAL VALUES CARPET DEPARTMENT. A large collection of fine Chenille Portieres in all colors at $7.50. Reduced from $12 a pair. Special inducements this week in Wilton, Velvet, Ax minster, Moquette, Brussels, and Ingrain Carpets and Oriental Rugs and Art Squares. ST:aN DS BROS. INSPECTiON IrVITz_.ED. BABCOCK'S. Hosiery. CROW BLACK. Pcpular Prices, Great Variety,. GLOVES tpot Shales, Bst lales, HATS OF ALL KINDS. Babcoek & Co. Hatters and Furnishers. Sportsman's Headquarters. If you want anything to fish with. Or to shoot with. Or to ride a Bicycle with. Or to wear while you are doing any of these things, go to M. H,. BRYAN'S, 103 BROADWAY, Where yen will Lad a complete assert meut I ev.ery iSne. The only house ln the eity that carries a full 11ie eo Flbihlg Goods. M. H, Bryan's Gun Store, 103 Broadway, ARTHUR G. OLOMBARD, *CIVILS * N!INEER No. 43 Montana National Bank Building, Helena, Mont U. S. Deputy Mineral Surveyor. RESERVOIRS, CANALS and IRRIGATION WORK A SPECIALTY. Spokane Loan Office F. Feldman & Co., 11it outh Mam street, buy and soil econd hand clothing, ete. Those who have souo for sale address them. JOHN RNGoUL, WA. . ,Il1mer. Cornice MIaker. I Tiemith. Plumber. CORNICES, TIN ROOFING, PLUMBING, Bheet Iron, Skylights. Copper and Tin Work, Heating and Gas Fitting. 214 Rodney Street, Helena. Jobbiag promptly attended to at reasonable price. H. B PhLMBR, HELENA, MONTANA, DEALER IN Irnestment Securities. Money to Loan On improved Property and Ranches. Will purchase County. School and Municipal bonds and warrants, commercial paper and mortgage notes. No. 1i Edwards It., Merchats Natlenal Bask Buildlig. Correspondence Solleed THE NEW FURNITURE STORE, I 15 BROADWAY, (WHITEHEAD'S OLD STAND.) G. H. TAYLOR & CO., Have put In a Full and Complete Line of SF.JURNITUJRE i Consisting of Bedroom Suites, Parlor Suites, Center Tables, Stands, Folding Beds, Mattresses, Springs, Blankets, Fillows, Fancy Rockers, Chairs, and a complete line of Baby Carriages From $6.50 up. Also a full line of Rugs and Draperies. All we ask is a trial order, and our prices and quality of goods will convince you that they are right and suit the times. Parties out of the city will do well to give us a call before purchasing elsewhere. Remember: The Old Stand Helena G. H. TAYLOR & CO. Outfittlng Store, 115 Broadway. I ...TA LO . I Public Opinion Sustains Us in Our Claim to Supremacy In the SHOE TRADE. The long line of persons who come in and go out of our doors with glad hearts and satisfied minds attests the value of OUR BARGAINS. It indicates, too, that we keep the assortment that contains the style to suit any degree of taste. Don't forget our REMOVAL SALE. We are closing out many lines at less than cost. - Montana Shoe Co.