OCR Interpretation

The Helena independent. [volume] (Helena, Mont.) 1875-1943, June 10, 1892, Morning, Image 1

Image and text provided by Montana Historical Society; Helena, MT

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83025308/1892-06-10/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

Y~ 4
00 l!a flflT DN AY2t
f11 di p D.WpwblA W~w
ON JUNE IOTH, 1861, was
fought the battle of Big Bethel
near Yorktown, in which Geh.
BUTLER'S forces were defeated
and, which was marked by the
death of Lieutenant GREBLE,
the first U. S. regular army
officer killed in the Civil War.
GREBLE'S remains were taken
to Philadelphia,where, until their
interment, they lay in state in
Independence Hall. He was
killed by a North Carolina
drummer boy.
Our Goods Speak
For themselves in their
tasty designs and nobby
It Is Impossible
To depict, in words, the
variety of shade, style
and quality displayed in
our stock of goods this
We Offer Patrons
Their choice in every
line at
Low ?rices.
As Prepared by the Committee of
the National Convention at
The Prosperity of the Country At
tributed to Republican Rev
snue Legislation.
The Sliver Questlon Dodged Ia Part and
the Beet of It Straddled-South
era Outrages.
MtrczAPouLrs, June 9.-The following it
the full text of the platform as completed
by the committee on resolutionse The rep
reeentatives of the republicans of the Unit
ed States, assembled on the shores of ths
Migsseslppi river, the everlasting bond of Ci
indestruetible republic, whoase most glorloti
chapter of history is a record of the repub+
lican party, congratulate their countrymen
on the majestic march of the nation unade
banners inscribed with the prinoiples of oal
platform of 1888, vindicated at the polls
and by prosperity in fields, work shops and
mines, and make the following declaration
of principles:
We reaffirm the American doctrine of
protection. We call attention to its growth
abroad. We maintain that the prosperonu
condition of our country is largely due to
the wise revenue legislation of the repub
lican congress. We believe that all articles
which cannot be produced in the United
States, except luxuries, should be admitted
free of duty, and that on all imports com
ing into competition with the producte of
American labor, there should be levied du
ties equal to the difference between wages
abroad and at home.
We assert that the prices of manufac
tured articles of general consumption have
been reduced under the operations of the
tariff act of 1890. We denounce the efforts
of the democratic majority of the house of
representatives to destroy our tariff laws by
piecemeal, as is manifested by attacks upon
wool and lead ores, the chief products of a
number of states, and we ask the people for
their judgment thereon.
We point to the success of the republican
policy of reciprocity, under which oar ex
port trade has vastly increased and new
and enlarged markets have been opened
for the products of our farms and work
We remind the people of the bitter oDn
position of the democratic party to this
practical business measure. and claim that,
executed by a republican administration,
our present laws will' eventually give us
control of the trade of the world.
The American people, from tradition and
interest, favor bi-metallism, and the re
publican party demands the use of both
gold and " silver as standard money, with
such restrictions and under sosh provisions
to be determined by legislation, as will
secure the maintenance of a parity of
values of the two metals, so that the pur
chasing and debt-paving power of a dol
lar, whether silver, gold or paper, shall be
at all times equal. The interests of the
producers of the country, its farmers and
workingmen, demand that every dollar,
paper or coin, issued by government shall
be as good as any other. We commend
the wise and patriotic steps already taken
by our government to secure an interna
tional conference to adopt such measures
as will insure a parity of value between
gold and silver, for use as money through
out the world.
We demand that every citizen of the
United States shall be allowed to cast one
free and unrestricted ballot in all public
elections. and that such ballot shall be
counted and returned as cast; that such
laws shall be enacted and enforced as will
secure to every citizen, be he rich or poor,
native or foreign born, white or black, this
sovereian right guaranteed by the constitua
tion. The free and honest popular ballot,
just and equal representation of all people,
as well as their just and equal protection
under laws, are the foundation of our re
publican institutions, and the party will
never relax its efforts until the integrity
of the ballot and the purity of elections
shall be fully guaranteed and protected by
the state.
Southern outrages. We denounce the
continued inhuman outrages perpetrated
upon American citizens for political rea
sons in certain southern states of the un
Foreign relations. We favor the exten
sion of our foe sign commerce, the restora
tion of our merchant marine by home
built ships, and the creation of our navy
for the protection of our national interests
and the honor of our flag; the maintenance
of most f.iendly relations with all foreign
powers, entangling alliances with none; and
the plot, etion of the rights of our fisher
men. We reaefirn our approval of the
Monroe doct. ine, and believe in the nohiev
ment of the manifest destiny of the repub
lic in the broadest sense.
We favor the enactment of stringent
laws and regulations for the restriction of
criminal, pauper and contiact immigra
Miscellaneous. We favor efficient legisla
tion by congress to oroteet lite and limb of
employee of transportation companies en
gagetd in carrying on interstate comme ce,
and reoommend legislation by the respect
ive states that will protect employea en
gaged in state commerce, in mini:g and
The roelpubltean party has always been
the champion of the oppressed and reoog
nizes the dignity of manhood irrespective
o0 faith, color or nationality. It evmpa
thizee with the cause of home uale in Ire
land and protests against the pe secution
of Jews in luseisa. 'Ithe ultimate reliance
of free pounlar government is the intelli
gencu ot the people, and the maintenance
of freedom among men. We therefore do
clare anew our devotion to liberty of
thought and conscience, of speech and
press, anid approve all agentcies and instrn
mentalities which contribute to the educa
tion of the children of the land; but while
insisting upon the fullest measure of relig
ions liberty, we are opposed to any union
of church and state.
We reatilrm our opposition, declared in
the republican platforau of 1t8, to all com
binatione of capital organized in trusts or
otherwise, to c,,ontrol. arbitrarily, the condi
tin itof trade anong our citizens. We
heartily endorse action already taken noon
this subject, and ask for such farther legis
lation as may be required to remedy any
defects in existing laws, and render their
enforcement more complete and effective.
We approve thepolioy of extending to
towns, villages and rural communities, the
advantages of the free delivery service, now
enjoyed by larger cities of the country and
reatilrm declaration contained in the reoub
lican platform of 1888, pledging a ridnction
of letter postage to one cent, at she eam liest
possilble moment ondielsteht wntith the main
tenaace of the postofltee deo artment aud
the highest class of postal servieu.
Civil service. We commend the spirit
and evidence of reform in the civil aeuvace
and the wlas and consistent endorsement
by the republican cnary of laws regulating
tie same.
Nicarauas canal. The construction of
the Nlcaragua canal is of the highest im
portance to the American people, both e a
measure of national defence and to build
up and maintain Amertean commerce, and
Iould bi controlled by the United States
Territories. We favor the sdmiesion of
the remaining territories at the earliest
prsoticable date. having due regard to the
terests of the people of the territories
and of the United States. All federal ofli
acre appointed for territories should be
bom fide residents thereof, and the right
of self-governmment should be aooorded as
far as practicable.
Arid lands. We favor cession, sabjeet to
homestead, of arid public lands to the
states and territories in which they lie,
under snob congressional restrictions as to
disposition, reclamation and occupancy by
settlers, as will secure maximum benefits
to the people.
The Columbian exposition i a great na
tional undertaking and congress should
promptly enset such reasonable legislation
In aid thereof as will insure the discharging
of the ezpense and obligations incident
thereto and the attainment of results com
mensurate with the dignity and progress of
the nation.
Intemperance. We sympathize with all
Is fair and legitimate means to lessen and
d prevent the evils of intemperance and pro.
mote morality.
r Pensions. Ever mindful of the serylees
Sand sacrifiees of the men who saved the
s life of the nation, we pledge anew to vet
eran soldiers of the republic watchful care
pnd recogaition of their just claims upon a
f Hrrieson's administration. We commend
a the able, patlotic and thoroughly American
sr administration of PresidentHarrison. Un
der it the country has enjoyed remarkable
prosperity and dignity, and the honor of
the nation at home and abroad have been
id faithfully maintained, and we offer the
n record of pledges kept as guarantee of faith
ful performance in future.
Killed by a Deputy Sheriff's Posse-Jack
Bllss, of Wyoming.
RED LODGos, June 9.-[Speial,]-A letter
dto the Pickett from Arland, Wyo., received
d this evening, says Joseph Irey, deputy sber.
if of this county, together with Dave Shuck,
S. Bernard and B. Benbrooke, arrived there
to-day after a long trip. On the fourth of
the month they killed the notorious Jack
Bliss on the south fork of the Stinking
water, about eighty miles from this place.
Bliss was barricaded in a stone fortress,
e about twenty-three miles above the mining
camp, and supplied himself with food by
f pilaging the miners' gabins. The officers
took him unawares. Bliss was a notorious
rustler and was regarded as a king by the
a cattle thieves. About five weeks ago he was
r captured after a desperate fight with a sher
if's posse, and put in jail at Lander, Wyo.,
n but eseaped by knocking down and disarm.
ing the jailer, and has since been a, terror
to the cattlemen. He was a remarkably
large and powerful man, bold and courage
d ous as a wild beast.
seores Made in Yesterday's Games by the
League Clubs.
1, WAsmINrTON, June 9.-The senators
as passed the colonels in the championship
race. Washington 6, hits 6, errors 4; Louis
d ville 3, hits 5, errors 2.
- PmLADELaA, June 9.-Philadelphia and
h Cleveland played two games, breaking
h even. Cleveland 4, hits 9, errors 0; Phila
5 delphia 8, hits 11, errors 2. Batteries,
11 Cuppy and Zlmmer, Esper and Clement.
f Second-Cleveland 6, hits 8, errors 1: Phila
r- delphia 3, hits 9, errors 5.
S Nrw YORK, June 9.-Only four inningse
e were played in the last game, and the esore
stood: Cincinnati 2, New York 2. First:
New York 9, hits 7, errors 5; Cincinnati 5,
r' hits 1, errors 6. Batteries, King and Boyle,
i Chamberlain and Murphy.
d BALTIMORE, June 9.-St. Louis and Balti
more could play but one game on aceount
of rain. Baltimore 5, hits 9, errors 6; St.
SLouis 6, hits 5, errors 1. Batteries, Cobb
and Gunson, Dwyer and Buckley.
e Racig at Chicago.
e CHICAGO, June 9.-Hawthorne track slow.
a Six furlongs-Tatician won, Gilson second,
h Leonites third. Time, 1:884.
II Five furlongs-Townsend second, Britten
r, second, Roley Boley third. Time, 1:17k.
is Five furlongs-Hawthorne won, Union
second, Le Grande third. Time, 1:153.
t, Five furlongs-The Hero won, Catlan see
ond, Wombard third. Time, 1:39.
n Mile--ir Bervy won. Time. 1:563.
Grafleld track. Four furlongs-Pekin
11 won, Frank Evans second, Johnny Camp
y bell third. Time. 1:05.
5 Four and one-half furlongs-Nativity won,
y Santa Zelida second, Mike Kelly third.
Time, 1:213.
e Six furlongs-Profligate won, Redstone
d second, Crispin third. Time, 1:423.
Handicap, six fnlonge-LaColonia won,
Vallera second, Silverado third. Time,
. Five and one-half fnrlongs-Johnny
Greener won, Dick Scott second, Mollie V.
third. Time, 1:30%.
y Four and one-halt furlongs-Latinus won,
s Corn W. second, Random third. Time,
e 1:124.
d St. Louis Races.
ST. Louis, June 9.-Six furlongs-Ninon
won, Grannie A. second, Dew Berry third.
- Time, 1:164.
Four furlongs-King Faustus won, Golda
t second, Lakeland third. Time. :493.
f Mile-Wightman won, Gold Stone second,
Minnie Gee third. Time, 1:421,j.
Six furlongs-Kildare won, St. Los seo
ond, Crab Cider third. Time, 1:15%.
I Bix furlons--Costa Rtica won, BRuby
- Payue second, lBarbirra third. Time, 1:15.
, Mile-Chief Justice won, Nero second,
G eat Hopes third. Time. 1:42.
- Mile and one-eighth-Bolvar Buackner
l won, Guido second, Bonny Byrd third.
Time, 1:S5h.
Latonla B;aces.
S CNCINNATI, June 9.-Six fcrlonp--W. L.
- Manson won, Tenny, Jr., second, Ontcraft
Sthird. Tlime, 1:1S!.
. Mile and onre-sixteenth-John Berkley
won, 1.onion amoke second, ltorka third.
Time, 1:5Jl.
Mile-Yo 'l'embirn won, Greenwich sec
ond. Julia May third. Time, 1:14/4.
S Five furlonges-- abini won. L:dy Jane
second, Fay S. third. Time, l:0,.).
SFour and one-half furlongs-Henry Young
won, Coquette second, Carsy Pearsall third.
Time, :5n8.
nrorris PaIrk Races.
SMoRnnR PARK. June 8,-Sevon furlonsa
Hr Hmilton won, KIeywest second, Julio third.
-Time, 1:30.
e Mile and one furlong--Mars won, Gloam.
Sing second, Lizzie third. Time, 1:57.
- ix furlougn, Lerchmtont etlea--Mir
Fracis won, DLonovan second, Hesperns
r third. Time, 1:lL.H s
rlalf a mile-Morello won, Simmons sec
ond, Ajax third. Time. :48%.
Mile and one-quarter-Patron won, Huy
ward second, Shelbark third. Time, 2:12.
3ix furlongst-Dalsvrnan won, Alcalde
second, Great Guns third. T'ime, 1:14,.
SWhisky Trust ladletmeuts.
SCmorn-tarr, June 9.--ILwis Green, acting
president of the wbhisky trust, was arrested
Son a Boston indictment and required to
e uive bond for his appearance. He ilefused
Sto do so. The eounrt then put himu
a in the custody of a United ntstes marshal.
His attorney soed out a writ of habeas cor
euns, which was allowed by the United
- Sates oourt. Hearing lis set for Saturday.
SGreen's object is to force a hearing on the
Sindictment here instead of in Bostemn
Notbjng but a Skillful and Un.
'looked for Combination Can
Prevent ItU
The Boom of the Man From Maine
Is Now S Total
Test Vote Shows a Good Big Majority
for the President's Re.
Blaine's Follower., Many of Them,
Will Leave Biat and Go to
HIs Friends Unable to Make any Deal
With the Certainty Of Delivering
the Votes,
MIEnmAOLIs, June 9.-[Special.]-Unless
very skillful and unlooked for combina
tione are made before to-morrow morning,
Benjamin Harrison will be the nominee of
the convention. The Blaine boom is a
total wreak. We shall have the old faminliar
yell when nominations are in order, but
Harrison will get the most votes. The
"Blaine or Bust" crowd have been working
for a combination all along the line since
last night, but they can't deliver the Blaine
voteq1 The Maine delegation will go to
Harrison when it leaves Blaine. so will a
majority of Blaine men in New York and
Ohio. Western republicans don't like
Sherman or MeKinley. They say either
would be weak in low tariff states.
Lincoln can't get the Illinois vote
and Cullom can't get any other
state. The anti-Harrison men are without
a candidate, and nearly without a hope.
They have a big vote, more than one-third
of the convention, but it is unorganized
and undisciplined, and up to this writing
they have not been able to earry them to
any other man than Blaine without serious
The last hope of Quay and Platt to-night
is McKinley, and even McKinley is likely
to fail them, for he is himself thoroughly
committed to Harrison. McKinley is
waiting for 1896, and the Harrison men
pat him on the back and tell'him he shall
have the White honse when Harrison is
done with it. But in spite of
all this a grand McKinley
Syell is liable to start any
t minute and get beyond his control. Mo
Kinley presides over thestonvention with
an air of nervous expectancy that is quite
noticeable, and is evidently ready for the
ordeal he is likely to be called upon to face.
I He refused the nomination when it was
within his grasp in 1888. Will he do so
now when the tide carries the prize his way
again? Harrison's friends think he will,
and may be they are right. But, however
that may be, the Ohio governor to-night is
the only man who could possibly beat Har
rison, and it is very doubtful if even he
can break into the solid Harrison phalanx.
The Harrison men are very con
fident since their canone this after
noon. It was attenddd by 468
delegates, or twelves more than a majority
of the convention. They, claim fifty of
their men were absent and that Harrison is
a eare winner on the first ballot.
The convention is having an exciting ses
sion over contested seats and the fight is
on. Senator Wolcott's speech attacking
the federal officeholders in convention was
highly sensational and carried- the galleries
by storm. Quay is consulting his lieuten
ants as to the advisability of sitting
through the night and finishing the work
of the convention. He feels that he can
gain little by delay and if he is to storm
the convention with McKinley he cannot
attempt it too soon. There is lots of fun
and fighting ahead. A. W. L.
Blaine Men Call It a Bluff. but It Looks
Like Benjamin.
MrNNEArPOIS, June 9.-The Harrison
leaders called a meeting suddenly to-day
for one o'clock at Market hall. Those not
in the confidence of the Harrison side were
a6t invited. The press was not admitted.
It is claimed that 406 delegates were pree
ent, representing altogether 511 delegates.
It was decided to follow the lead of Depew.
When asked about the correctness of this
statement Devew confessed and declared
the contest was practically ended. An
other delegate sayse the number given is
unreliable because a good many
simly vonuchsafed for those not
tre-ent. The Blame leaders promise to
flank this movement, but how it can be
done they do not ex;plain. It is further
said the Colorado delegation, who are for
Blaine, and eleven Blamie men from Iowa,
were present at the Market hall meetirg
simply for the purpose of seeing what was
going to be done. Thin statement is made
on the authority of a Colorado representa
tive. The Blaine leaders point out the fa
cility with which news is given out from
the Harrison headquarters, and say it Indi
catoes that this is a clever game of bluff.
There is no doubt, however, it
is the sensation of the hour.
"It's a bluff, cold, clammy and withal a
desperate bluff," said Chairman Clarkson,
of the national committee. "lore are two
men," said he, "who were in the Ilarrison
canuenus in Market hall and I can pledae my
word were both Ulaiuie men, and I can
prove it by them personally." One was a
colored delegate from North Carolina, the
other a white northern delegate. Both
sanctioned the remark imade by GeuI
Clarjtson. "I can say to you," comtinuled
Gen. Clarkson, "we are not at bit disturbeud
over the alleged claim the Harrison people
have sprung at this late hour.
I ane stisfiled one-third of the men in
Market hall were Blaine delegates, and
fifty or sixty of the delegates in the hall
were placed there by me. We knew of tee
purpose of the Hsrrison people, and pre
pared to meet it by having our people pres
ent, and when the ballotilng comes in the
convention the truth of thes assertion will
be ascertained." .
Ex-: enator Plait was of the same opin
ion as Geen. Olarkson regarding the import
ance of the Harrison gathering. He char
ceterlied it as a pow-wow of olfoe-holding
delegates and outsiders. Ex-Gav. Foraker
also asserted it was not am aesembly of Hiar
rison delegates, but a gathering of shout
ere, many of whom have no choice in the
conveatien. 8enator Hiscoak was emphatic
that there were 420 delegates preaent who
pledged themselves for Harrison. The
following is among the list of
votes romniaed lin the meetinga
Oalifornis 8, Illiaois 6, Indiana 80,
Iowa 21 Montana 1. Nebraska 14. New
York 21, Oregon 4. South Dakota 4, Wis.
consln 19 Wyoming 1j. Oregon Is credited
with four votes for Harrison, while the op
posite is assarted by the lasine followers.
The Harrison people are greatly elated over
the effect of their meetin, and regard it as
a tramp card. The Blaine leaders are dis
turbed and are considering the advisability
of astting up a counter demonstration.
Senator Walott, when interviewed about
the meeting, said he saw the list, and on it
were the names of seven Colorado dele
gate known to be for Blaine. Blaine men
claim the moeetinl is game of blnd in
keeping with the Conkling-Logan Cameron
tactices of 1880. The Harrison men at the
Indiana headquarters were wild wish en
thusiasm this afternoon. They say their
faith in the Harrison boom has developed
into positive knowledge. The following
message was sent to the White house: "E.
W, Halford, Washington. 1). C.: The Har
rison delegates have just had a meeting
presided over by Chancoey M. Depew. The
roli call showed 521 votes for the president,
not counting the contested seats. He will
be nominated at the first opportunity to
ballot. [Signed.] D. M. Randall."
To-night an official notice was issued
from the Harrison headquarters, saying:
"Since it has been demonstrated, by the
unanimous expression of a large majority
of the delegates to the national convention,
at a meeting to-day, that President Harri
son is their choice for leader in the im
pending campaign, the question has been
asked by deleastes favorable to him whether
his friends will consider the expediency of
his retiring and joining in the nomination
of anew man. The uniform reply has
been, and will continue to be, that the
judgment of the party having been deli
nitely ascertained to be favorable to his
candidacy, his supporters will not partici
pate in any effort to reverse that judgment.
At no time will there be consideration by
them of any other candidate.
(Signed) L. T. Mronzvas.
Credentials Committee Not Ready to te
port-Adjourned TIll Elght p. nm.
M .eNEAPorLs, June 9.-The day opened
bright and very warm. As the morning
hours grew on, the people assembling
brought fans and the great audience room
became a sea of waving palm leafs. As
heretofore, the leaders were cheered on
their appearance, and there finally became
a rivalry between the Blaine and Harrison
factions as to which could greet its prom
inent men the most noisily. It was nearly
11:80 when Chairman McKinley rapped the
convention to order and announced that
Rev. Wm. Brush, chancellor of the uni
versity of South Dakota, would offer
prayer. After prayer the chairman called
for the report of the committee on creden
tials, and a round of applause greeted
Chairman Cogswell as he arose. He an
nounced that the committee was making
diligent progress, and asked for further
time, end said he hoped he would be able
to report at eight o'clock to-night.
ienator Cunlom of Illinois presented a
resolution endorsing the World's Fair and
recommending a national appropriation
therefor. It was referred to the committee
on resolutions. The Illinois delegates in
troduced a resolution that all Grand Army
men be wcnaitted to enter the hall and oc
cupy the '~'pt vacant for thirty minutes
after t' r' ýy inng of the session. .e
fert . commitren on ruler.
Ex- iwell, of New Jersey, moved a
recess until eight o'clock, pending the re
port of the committee on credentials. The
Harrison men objected to this, and Lawson,
of New York, demanded a rising vote.
Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio were
notably in favor of adjournment, while
Wisconsin, Missouri and several other
strong Harrison states opposed. After a
careful count of heads, Chairman McKin
ley said; "Yeas, 407; nays, 860, and the
convention concludes to adjourn until
eight o'clock this evening." [Applause.]
The standing vote in the affirmative was
very large and seemed to have carried prac
tically by unanimity.
Prolonged Until 1:20 Friday Morning
The Credentials Committee Report.
MINNEAPOLIS, June 9.-The first evening
session of the republican national conven
tion was characterized by the same lack of
eager interest on the part of visitors and
delegates which was marked at previous
sessiona. Not until long after the hour for
opening the session did the galleries begin
Ito fill with an expectant multitude. Just
before the hour of meeting a report was
circulated that the Harrison managers
were discussing the advisability
of forcing a ballot at to-night's
session. The reports of the committees on
credentials and resolutions were known to
be ready for presentation, and as it was not
expected that there would be any prolonged
discussion the proposition to force a ballot
seemed feasible. The leaders of the Harri
son forces were silent as to the course they
intended to pursue, bhut intimated that so
much of the convention's time had been
consumed by the committee on credentials
that it might be found expedient to pro
ceed with the least possible delay is the se
lection of candidates.
Up to the last moment some unoertainty
was manifested as to the intentions of the
Blaine managers, regarding the presenta
tion of Blaine's name. Some thought it
would be better not to formally present
him to the convension, and although Fora
ker was detailed for duty it was stated that
he and Platt were both inclined to the
belief that it would be wiser not to
formally present Blaine to the cooven
tion. When it was known that the
Harrison people had decided to restrict
nominating and seconding speeches, and
that Blaine would probably not bd nomin
ated formally, the deepest interest was
manifested by both galleries and delegates
as to the nunoertainity of proceedings and
every phase of the session was watehed
with breathless interest.
At 8:30, half an hour after the meeting of
the convention, it had not yet been called
to order. Every seat in the great auditor
ium appeared occupied, and as some enter
prising advertiser distributed fans to every
individual in the vast audienee, a magnifi
cent eight was presented by 12,000 fana
waving in time to the musio of the band.
At this juncture Chairman Coggswell of the
credentlals committee made his appear
ence on the platform, and at the signal that
the most important committee had coin
cluded its labors, the convention burst
into wild aupLnuse.
The announcement of the committee on
credentital that a minority report would be
submitted ereated considerable excitement,
and there was a painful suspense, while
the two reports were being orally sub
mitted, as to what would follow. The ma
jority report recommended that twelve Har
rison delegates in Alabama, Massisiprpi and
Louisiana be seated in the place of the
eame number of Blaine men given places
on the temporary roll, and the minority
recommeaded that the twelve Blaine men
on the temporary roll be placed on the per
manent roll. The report of the committee
also covered contests in Texas. Keatneky,
Maryland, South Carolina, North Caro lina
and District of Columbia, but these we e
nou-political and the report was
unanimous on these oases. The majority
report sustains the national committee as
to twenty-thr'e votes and reversed the na
tonal committee as to severteen votes.
Politcally the result was a gain of thirteen
votes to Her neon and one vote to Blain,.
a net Harrison gain of twelve votes. The
•ain iuoluded six votes in Alabama, four
a Lounuiana ano two in Mississippi. The
ConnLinen on seond page
A Harmonious and Enthusiastio
State Convention Held at
Bozeman, June 9.
Excoellent Delegation.. Selected to
Represent Montana at the
Chioago Convention.
Superb Declaration of the Principles
and Beliefs of the State
In All Respeots the Work of the
Convention Was Above
Stirring Address by Chailrmae Collins In
Calling the Meeting to Order"
Proceedings in Full.
BozzrAN, June 9.-[Special.)-The Arst
democratic state convention ever held in
Montana to assist in the choice of a demo
oratio candidate for president, was a most
harmonious and enthusiastie gathering. It
was in striking contrast to the "white
winged dove" affair at Missoula. Despite
many rumors the business was transacted
so smoothly and quickly! that within six
hours from the meeting six delegates, who
are thoroughly representative, not only of
the democracy, but of the people of Mon
tana, and six alternates, were chosen, and
several long-winded speeches were made.
The good people of Bozeman gave
a royal reception to the
visitors. Almost from their arrival in the
city, evidence was offered of Bozeman's
hospitality. The long train from Helena
and Butte was greeted last night with the
booming of guns, the beautiful hotel was
decorated in honor of its guests, who were
well cared for, flags were flying, brass bands
giving inspiration, and very many citizens
had carriages in waiting to show the visit
ors about the city.
The opera house was gaily decofated.
When Chairman Collins, of the democratic
state committee, called the convention to
order the rear of the stage was made con
spicuous by a fine portrait of Grover Cleve
land, framed in the national colors. Bar
rounding it were flags covering the entire
background. At either side were rows of
blooming plants; the boxes were enfolded
in red, white and blue. In the parquet of
the theater the delegates found their quar
tersby means of banners and flags. Chair
man Timothy E. Collins was greeted with
enthusiastic applause when he stopped be
fore the assembly of Montana democrats
and rapped them to order.
Chairman Collins said: "We meet here
in the bealtiful little city of Bozeman, the
Gibralter of Montana democracy, under the
most auspicious circumstances. For the
Arst time the democracy of Montana is
privileged to take its proper and equal part
with the true and loyal democrats of the
United States in selecting the candidate of
the party for president and vice-president
of this great country. This convention,
representing and voicing the demoerascy of
the state, will send delegates to the national
convention at Chicago who will jeoin with
like representatives from the other states of
the Union in naming the man who will lead
to victory the cohorts of democracy in
the coming campaign. That the democrats
of this young state appreciate the import
anee and sacredness of the trnst imposed
in 'them, is evidenced by the large attend
ance to the representative body of Mon
tana democrats I see before me. I con
gratulate you upon this splendid gathering
of true and loyal democrats and trust that
our deliberations will be guided by fairness
and wisdom, as becomes that party of the
people, with the one end in view of pro
moting the best interests of our party.
"Never has the democratic party entered
upon a campaign under more favorable air
uastances or with better prospects of suc
cess. On every issue before the country it
is backed by the best sentiments and by the
masses of the people. In the national
house of representatives, whose members
come direct from the people, democrats oo
cupy three-fourths of the stiates. States like
Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois. Kansas, Nebraska
and Massachusetts, which a few years ago
gave overwhelming republican majorities,
are now in the doubtful column. The
mountain and Pacific states, heretofore
cloassed as republican, have been all but lost
to that party by its record of infamy in de
moralizing and debasing the silver coinage
of the country. In fact, one would have to
study the map of the United Btates closely
to put hise finger on a sure
republican state, and nothing could
more clearly demonstrate the
fact that the couqntry has lost confidence in
the party in power. In the last presiden
tial campaign the sorruption fund, extorted
by that pious republican, taint Wane
maker, and the fat tried from the benefloi
aries of the protective tariff, were expended
in a few pivotal states, but in this cam
paign our repabliean friends will find sear
ly all the states pivotal. They will need
Dudleys in Iowa, as well as Indians, and
the assessments levied on oficeholders and
on the sleek and prosperous protected man
ufacturer must go to Kansas as well as
(Connecticut, to Nebraska as well as New
York. The republican danger signal willbe
out in nearly every stats in the union.
"In this state particularly the situation ia
napsual, and it should give hops and conti
dence to the friends of domecracy and good
government everywhere. I usneed not set
forth the poller and prinioles of the dem
ocratic party. You know what they are.
You know that they are founded on justice
and wisdom, and constitute the framework
upon which our government can most
safely stand. T'he dsmooratio party
inslists non equality for eall
men before the law, and that certainly can
not be tortured into msaning that the
many shall be taxed for the benefit of the
favorite few, nor that the finansial polley I
of the government shall be dictated by a
few millionaires of Wall street in their in- I
terest, as against the interest of the masses.
'"rhose are the great questions to be
considered and decided in the coming eam.
paign, and beside them all others snk ianto
inslignifanm.e As alweys, the dmmoeretie
party ics O t i '
crtsade of aaW
coinage will he
sel until the e ,
so rightouls a eat
umphaet. Thhe, dieu p
convention to' e
natinal navellllll
for so candidate fO1
who lt not kaown to elee
I, for one, would favt01 01
egates to this oste. ti
Montana should aod miesl
tion without ,II ate
nation of the wiLked
the will of the peopl of oifto
versed and their ilkhtlftu~a
the senate of the United tet
their seate in that body. Our
should voice the lndialenaiosa
by the party on this rsbject,
be the special ate of thisL
paigns to rebuke the ee
seeing to it that a de
elected asuoeada the ames.
copied the seas that
W. A. Clark and MIadi
crime against the ps
against the fair name
state, agalast the bhass ic d
goverament, mtuat seves, Il
His remarks w1011 ofteD
cheers, and all delegates w
humor when li0 duiihed ,
various committees. A
taken. The band from Fort
the Boston & Montana band,
gave very enjoyable ooneetli,
dinner hour, and at three o'ele
gates had reassembled for the. s
the convention. An innovatol i
gathering was the distribution of
lores for all the delerates by ia
young women. After this SLk
the several committees were
Henry L. Franr, of Butte, wal
moanent chairmn, and IE. . D
ingston, chief secretary.
some discussion over the
which after appeared in the report
resolutins committee. Mr. Fnra.
graceful speech of acceptane,. i'
illustrative of democratio loyalty
appearance of Dr. Hunter, of
voted for Andrew Jackson in 18fl5
escorted to the stage by Mayor
Bozeman, and Mayor Higgins, of
and was greeted by a rising coan4
yelled till all the delegates wrp#
The Boston & Montana band, wh
the stage, played "Hail to the O ihtf
routine business was transasted4 ids
short order.
Those who expected a coat
the election of delegates to .
disappointed. When the order
was reached, Mr. Haggerty, 'of,
county, nominated Hun. W.
Butte and there was no oe1.
thusiasm that followed.
seconded his nomilnllop, ahW
tion the convention rose
nomination unanimous. (to
Helona, immediately folloe
nomination of Ox-'Gov. IH
other things spoke of -th .st.
water in the most feellng. tr~ e
oral, noble amongll t
and brave among the brave.5t
tor Quinn, of the Miner, .
seconding the nomination of
Hauser, expressed the greatest pl
his own behalf and on behalf of the
six delegates of titlver Bow coun tt0
ond the nomination of a man
had grown gray in the service of his
and than whom no man was more
represent the democratic party of the
of Montana at the convention in ih
Hon. Walter Cooper, of Baosemr
nominated by Judge L. A. Lace i asii
that aroused the greatest a
The fourth nominee we.s
man T. E. Collins, who was
by Mr. William M. Cookrill, of Great
Hon. Thomas Joyes, who had the
of a solid delegation from his comnts
nominated in an eloquent speech by
Attorney M. H. Parker, of J
county. Mayor Frank HIRggins as
nated by Senator Matte, the "
orator of the Rookies." and the
soared with better grace or was
greeted. Each delegate was chosea
out opposition, and upon motion
vention arose and made theeletihr
mous .' .. ,
The alternafee were likewissel
out opposition: William MoDera
Butte, Dr. J. M. Fox, of Park oqun,
L. O. Fyhrie, of Dillon. The commit
resolutions then reported.
Rlnging Declaration otPrinciplle A
Unanimously With Greet uath
The following reoltions iwer
mously adopted: Renaewnl L thu
devotion to she prinelples and
th6 democratic party and realirm
glance to the doctrinss of Thoas J..
the democracy of the state of Mon
convention assembled send greetingt
democracy of the nation and pildge
earnest and patriotio esupport in
movement that will contribute to the
cess of the great partsy of the p.pl.
reaosll with feellinge of deepest
great deeds of the democratIc p arty,
the days that it was founded upon thg
ciple that in rightsa, and liberties arsi
are oreated equal, until the pruseen
w.en we find it battling on the si
ntnese as alainst the elasIses, i
without oompromise the efor-s t
publican eary to lurther proee -
iquitoas polocy of robbing the
rich the few. . +
We denounee the rephblcea pe
tariu polio, which 0oipele th* e
ral and induastrial elasse to psy
the fat-produelng mannfactureen Wll
laborer that he iq etde proepeets by
ereasainlg his bordes wlithout.
his insome; compel, the farnme to
protected market while he cis i the
trade market of bs world; h
manufactnur to extor04highsr
the people of the United tt4
eived for the sp
over a thousand snle ofy
foreign coatlrieB. a pey
aurplus earningle of the
pockete of a feored *ea1t
slave to the est, a
.4,hip l ithe
pulley the ilemoeges as sea
poced nd deeqad thlte
atlon be ruduno to tha
consistent with an he
patrlotLe adanlsefo
and that in t...
proueas 'si

xml | txt