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A MONSTER MEETING
With Enthusiasm and Red Fire thi
Democrats Receive Dixon
and Tools
Hundreds are Unable to Galz
Admittance to the Opera
louse.
The Greatest Politieal Demonstrattlo
Ever Seen In the Queen City of
the rookies.
With martial music and marching men,
with 4tmbeaux and red fire, and fireworks
and enthusiasm, the democ ate of Helens
last night showed that they considerec
themselves "fairly in it" for the great bat
tie of the ballots on Tuesday next. It was
an outpouring of the multitudes snob as
has not been seen here before during this
campaign, or any other. If anyone had
gotten into the habit of thinking the demo
orate of the Queen city were anyways luke
warm, they must have been wakened up
with a jar last night. The occasion was
the grand democ:atio rally at which Con
gressman W. W. Dixon and Goe. Jos. K.
Toole were announced to be the speakers.
The mention of the fact that either gentle
man was to be heard would have been asuf
elent to fill any public place. When it was
known that both were to speak from the
same platform on the same tright, the town
and the surrounding country came out to
listen. The procession, with its attending
features, was the greatest kind of a suc
5esa.
With enthusiastic George Zwigland
mounted on a horse, and Ed Hamilton and
John Fry on foot as marshals, the procession
left the corner of Main and Grand streets
shortly before eight o'clock. Zimmerman's
band led the way with a lively march. Next
came the German Democratic Flambeaux
club, fifty strong, wearing the red oilskin
jackets, which under the glare of their
lighted torches shone brilliantly. Three of
the members of the club, who were not well
enough to undertake the march, rode on
horses, determined not to be left out of the
procession. Following came the members
of the Broadwater club, 200 strong, each
with a Cleveland hat on his head and fire
works in his hand. Last came the colored
dtmocrats. The line of March was up
Main street to Bridge, to Rodney,
to Sixth avenue, to Main street,
to Broadway, to Jackson street and the
opera house. All along the route people
were congregated on the sidewalks to cheer
the procession. As It marched along to
martial music, the fireworks which were set
off from the ranks illuminated the city, and
made it look as if Helena was already cele
,l ating the victory which will perch on
the democratic banners with the going
down of the sun on Tuesday next. It was
the largest and most imposing democratic
demonstration that has taken place in
Helena since the election of Cleveland and
Hendricks in 1881.
Had an overflow meeting been deter
mined on beforehand it is pretty safe to
assert that the auditorium itself would
have been none too large to accommodate
the people who were unable to gain admit
tance to the opera house. People began
pouring in as soon as the doors were opened,
and it was not long before every seat down
stairs was filled. Next the gallery was
packed almost to suffocation. 'I hen the
late comers began to crowd into the aisles
and lobbies until these too held as many as
could get there. T'he boxes were filled also,
and part of the overflow was aocommoriated
on the stage. There was a large attend
ance of ladies, and they were as eager to
listen and as quick to applaud as their more
noisy neighbors, the men.
The opera house stage was decorated with
a taste that lent color and beauty to the
animated scene. Acr:as the front, twined
in the national colors, a border of mouoing
and garlands of evergreens, was a portrait
of the lamented C. A. Broadwater. In the
rear, in full view of the audience, were
enormous and well executed portraits of
Cleveland and Stevenson. On every side
and from every available point streamed
the national colors, as if to give the lie to
the stale and threadbare claim that the re
publican party had the monopoly of the
star spangled banner. Behind the foot
lights were beds of growing plants. The
whole picture, viewed from the f-out, wars a
handsome one, and it was well set off and
dlsplayed by the hundreds of electric lights
at the front of the stage, in the wings and
all over the house.
Congressman DI)xon and Gov. Toole were
reelved with a wild burst of ebthueirrsm as
they walked down the aide aisle and on to
tire stage, attended by the reception com
muittee of the Broauwater club, T. E.
Crutcher, Col. James Sullivan arind A. W.
Lyman. Others on the stage included ex
Gov. -. T. Hauser, Mayor John C. Cu tin,
J. C. Mahony. eandidate for superintend
ent of public instrue'ion; ThoImas Crrse,
W. G. Preuitt, ex-Gvy. I'. H. Leslie, C. C.
(irlpatrick, Major Davennort, Col. C. D).
( urtis, Herman 'Ionn, Judge Horace E.
Buck, E. W. Bahb, W. C. Buskett. I. B.
Garr,tt, John J. Fallon, MaIons 1L surer,
Aunast Wrelsenhorn, ltufurs C. (ii lnl..
Daniel Hanley, I. J. Walsh. Willimrn
Taylor, I. H. Floyd-Jonues. Col. C. I.
Nolan. Robert B. Smith, I0. I. Perelsl, Ed
Flaherty, S. K. Isavrs, W. M. G. Sett!e., i'.
E. Colline, F. M. htraub. James FIalrker
sn. Ed. Zimmnerman rmind others equallyi
well known. Goe. Hlnser was called on to
preside. and in accepting thie honor, spoke
briefl,. lie said be had been in New York.
and while there met Senator German and
Eenator Brice. Iloth geritlien rasured
him, the day he left New York, that in their
judgment (irover Cleverriand would be tirhe
next ,resirlent of ihne t nrtd states. 'lis
announc.ment was rec ived with chesrs
and applause.
HON. W\. \W. IDIXON.
An Able Defene. of hlie re'. of thie l)enm
cratsin ('mC rsre..
Congressnrnn W. W. I,run, the firat
speaker, was reere--d with grreat applause.
IHe began with a statement of the wo:k
that had been acconmplrrhed and that it had
been souiht to crrcrormplirh during the Fifty
second con:,resa, in the interest of Mire
tana. HIe gave what credit hi, coneidered
due to CI. W. F. S nde-c and Conrrrioidora
'.C. C. Power. () the general work of cen
grea he trld of the IrsreriSer by t!.e hooue
of representatives of tilhe many bills
which were ii thi intrest of thie i-riple ,f
Moutana and of the count y at Ihrg--, and
how those Ltoneficel mIasuri i. had ber-n
throttled in the reatb!lanrr ri enat -. lie re
viewed the hirrtry of trhe mineral land bill
and clea:ly demourntrated to l.is audience
that it was that Irarirch of crn gressa writh
the uniforrmly reprnblican nlajrity that weeas
always willin to sterud behind the tbig ror
poratlons in their tight to wresa frrru thi
people their heritaerr. lie shewed hbrw
f.or years the citizenal of ronrtina tof
all rolitical parties mhd pretiinrd the na
tional congrees for the ,Rasrsle of a iu:ln ali
land bill that would dnru:telry ettlo the
rights of the peonl-, of this slate in regard
to mineral tlands whlch are tLlrg clanrrid
Ibr the railroads. Lie spoke of thrr wrrrk of
Guv. l'oole while a delesr.t in cingrees in
favor of minerarl land legailition, :Ud he or
nieasnuri of that kirld had receirwl itv
death blow in the repubilcrn serrtr-. ('un
g essman Dixon tiher reviewed the histlrry
of his oan mineral hnrd b.h. w-higch
he introduceld in the house ni
representatives in March of this was
The coimmittee on publio lands, to whicr
the bill was rrferrr.d for orn iderat.on,
favorably iseported and arked the passU
of the ball on lay 17. Four Uemb..re of
this committee. however, were in favor oh
inserting a clause in the original bill which
would have had the effect of giving to tha
railroads an asere of agricultural land in the
state of Mlontana for every asore of mineral
land that the bill wgeste4 from their
grasp. This he opposed as ob.
viously unfair.- with the effect oi
t somewhat delaying action on the b ill
Finally, on July 28, the bill came no ful
consideration in the house of representa
tives. The committee on the publio lands
under the rules of the house, was on thai
day entitled to one hour in which to pae
bills favo ably reported by that committee.
Two bills were called up and considered,
and five minutes before the expiration of
the hour the Dixon mineral land bill was
put I stfore the house. The bill was read,
which is always done, and Mr.
Dixon explained the measure in a
short speech, lasting but three
minutes. After some debate she
time of the committee expired, and unani
mous consent was asked that further time
be allowed so that the bill could come to
a vote. To this Mr. lBurrows, republican,
of Michigan, objected, and as unanimous
consent was necessary under the rules of
the house before its further conasideration
at that time could be permitted, the objec
tion of this one man had the effect of de
laying for some months all action on this
important measure. The bill, however, is
in such shape that it will be the first meas
ure relating to the ',publio lands to be con
sidered at the next session.
Congreseman Dixon ably reviewed the
history of silver legislation folu the time
the white metal was demonetized by a con
gress republican in both branches in 1873,
and with a republican president. He said
that in 1876 the democratic house passed a
free coinage bill, but it was never acted
upon in the republican senate. On Nov. 5,
1877, the democratic house passed a free
coinage bill, but the republican
senate in February, 1878, struck
out the free coinage provision
and passed a limited co:nage bill. This
was the Bland-Allison act. 'this bill was
vetoed by !'rssident Hayes, but was passed
ov-r his veto by both houses. In 1879, on
May 24. a free silvee coinage bill, intro
duced by Warner, of Ohio, passed the house
by yeas 114, nays ninety-seven. Those
voting "yea" were all democrats or green
backers except four; those voting "nay"
were all republicans except eight. This
was in a democratic house. This bill was
never acted upon in the senate, which was
republican.
In June, 1879, with a democratic house
and a democratic senate, an act was passed
raising the legal tender limit of subsidiary
silver coins to $10, and providing for their
redemption in full legal tender money. In
the Forty-ninth congress (1885.87) a pro
viso to the sundry civil apiropriation bill
authorized the issue of one, two and five
dollar silver certificates. 'This was with a
demoot atie house and a republican senate.
The treatment of free silver in the Fifty.
first cong eas, with a republican majority
in the senate of 10 and in the house of 17 or
more, and with lHarrison p'esident, was
next reviewed. On June 7, 1890, on motion
of Bland to recommit the bill to provide
for the purchase of silver bullion and the
issue of silver certificates to the committee
on coinage, with instructions to rer ort a
free coinage bill, the vote was yeas 116, of
whom 101 were demoorats and 15 iepub
licans; nays 140, of whom 13 were demo
crate and 127 republicans. The bill was
passed; yeas 135, all republicans; nays 119,
112 democrats and 7 reta licans.
In the senate on June 17, 1890, the vote
on the house bill as amended in the senate
by a free coinage provision stood yeas 42
(democrats 27 and republicans li), nays 25
(democrats 3 and republicans 22). Of 30
democrats voting 27voted for and 3 against
silver; of 37 republicans voting 15 vote I for
and 22 against silver. In the house on July
12, 1890, the vote on acreeing to the confer
ence report on the Sherman bill was yeas
122 (all republicans), nays 90 (all demo
crats). So the bill passed.
Free silver in the Fifty-second congress,
first session, was the next subject. The
house consisted of 235 democrats, eighty.
eight republicans, nine alliance men; dem
ocratic majority over rei ublicans 147, and
138 over Pll. When the Bland bill was un
der consideration March 21, 1892, Burrows
made a motion to lay it on the table. It
was a test vote. There were 21(6 votes east,
resulting in a tie vote; 148 for and 148
against. For the motion to lay the
bill on the table and against flee
silver the vote was democrats
81, republicans 67, total 148; against
the motion to lay on the table and for free
silver, democrats 129. republicans 11, alli
ance8. total 148. Of 210 democrats voting,
129 voted for free silver and eighty-one
saainst; of seventy-oieht republicans
voting eleven voted for silver and sixty
seven aiainst. The alliance men all voted
for silver. The democrats voted for silver
by a majority of forty-eight; the republi
cans voted against silver by a majority of
fifty-six.
Now as to free silver in the senate. That
body consisted of forty-seven republicans,
thirty-nine demoo ate and two alliance
men. It was a republican majority of eight
over the democrats and six over all. Fifty
fon senators voted on the passage of the
Stewart bill on July 1, 1892. 'I he votes
stood: Yeas 29, nays 25. The democrats
voting for the bill were 16, erepublicans vot
ing for the bill 11, alliance men voting for
the hill 2. D irocrats voting against the
bill 7, republicans voting against the bill 18.
'1 wenty-three democrats voted, 1I( for silver
and seven against. 'wl'nty-nine repub
licans voted, 11 for silver and 18 against.
'Ihe democrats voted for silver by
a majoritv of nine. The republicans
voted against free silver by a majority of 7.
When the Stewart bill reacoed the house
a motion was made to adopt the resolution
of the committee on rules to rroceed to its
immediate consideration. This was on
July 14. 'Iwo hundred and ninety votes
were cast; 154 against and 136 for the reso
lution. In favor of agreeing to the the res
olution of the committee on rules and in
favor of free silver, there were 118 demo
crats, 9 reeublieans, 9 alliance; against the
adoption of the resolution and against free
silver, democrats 94, republicans GO. Of the
212 democrats who voted 118 we:e for
silver and 94 against. Of the 69 republi
cans who voted, nine were for silver and
;0 against it. If 28 reoublicans in all, or
a; out one-third of the whole number of
republicans in the house (881, had voted for
Slvor tbm Stewart ,11 would have piassed.
lho dermoeret, voted for free silver lby a
majority of 24. The rearublicrns voted
against free silver by a majority of 51.
MAtSONY AND TOOLE.
Tie Dmnecratic Nominee and Monntaa's
(Governor the IasCt Srpeakers.
At the conclusion of Mr. Dixon's ad
dress Mr. English sang a topical song con
tain:g manuy hits on local candidates that
was loudly applauded.
' of. J. ('. Mahony, demooratic candi
date for str,.te surperintendent of publio in
struction, was introduced by Giov. onuler
as a mon who had never beeni
,eatuil m bn before the peolte
cn a candiidate for otoe. lProf.
lMahony is a yoru:g man of finle presrnce,
ar: e , aniid 'ricefl ul sreakr, an. l er, edilv
won tihe attritlioii und asiroval of his he,.l
e . h0 silil' an eloquil nt pilea for the
cool lrn, sihooi an. l vicorously renuted
the l ulrtl.riUtions of his republican orpponrnt
tat hre was not a sani porter of the public
dI'chol systilel.
I ie a;pearance of Governor Toole was
the salIalI lor an outbl at of ali)plauise that
was lorig contitlioe.l. 'Ihe governor began
with a graceful tirinote to hir. tixon as a
loyal and faithful rerlcesenttive ~iho had
been tlo mnrldest to ,ive hl" (iwn pa-t in the
legicltitni of the past year the ji orlninrnce
it d. siirv.d. ie unpplemilrint.d Mr. Ilr.xon'
nccount of re. ublicean listlrty to tihe man
ers la:rd bill by giving hbs own experihnce
wlth a similar imeasure whose pasasge ho
hiad seoCrd thrOnih a democratio hiuse
only to have it str.,A;ied to death in a ae
piublican seouLnt. '1 I, failure of lMontnna
to ril urn .\r. I)lxon ashio lhis gallant liuit
for tle ,bill waud bI- co.tsruod as uiearriig
th.1t the Iecirile of tIr stltae wero idiffelr
eit to this imeansurea ~tah was so vital to
.h,,ir in terists.
(;ov. 'i iolo next turneli bisittention to
the piarliamirentary rcoCrd of .louti. (irv.
i;ikartils a:d hire cialrn al an o ari'rllltical
expllairtions. He rove that entiiOluan
crredit for ier. nial Iuntegrity. but he sti,,
ties to, conuemn uuqualilledly his pl,.le
'l'Trril '" to intional irsoes the governor
Rai.i tlat Jamues (. llalue had been fol
lown arl ov'or the country for no expression
of o: inio:. 11t wao finally found at the
horne of \Vhitc!aw iateid ard serenaded. In
his resp5nlIOv Ie said: "'h1 e United
'tites 'f A!ericea oir or thu irotective
systeur is the most prosperous pilace on the
,lotse." ut '.r. Ilaire had dinei and
dralnk evelal kinds of wine and he was
feenlng prilstirous just at that time.
Drinklng rataks even poor men feel pros
perous. The governor illustrated this witt
I a story of a Milssourian' who wa
starving when dfrst approahde , bul
r developed into a ric man after in.
- dnulin in a few social glasses wit,
a friend. Prosprity did exist bul
t there was also ground for the disstisfso
ion with existling condition Pr.etetion
from a republican standpoint favors the
few at the expense of the great masses of
i the people. The protected Industries are
places where the lowest wages obtain and
where lookouts are the most frequent. He
was in sympathy with many declarations
Sof the people's party, but the demooratic
party through along series of yents had
been true to the interests of the people. it
was not the party of the workingman alone
S-but of all the people.
The governor spoke at some length on
the people's party movemeqt. He said it
was largely composed of laboring men. He
told how they had been befriended by the
demooratio party. The eight-hour law in
troduced in the last legislature was drawn
by a democrat and championed by demo.
orate.
When the Chinese a few months ago be
gan to pour across our border into Montana
it was a democratic exeoutive voicing the
sentiment of a demooratio constitueneo
who demanded and secured the enforce
ment of the exolusion act by the federal
government.
When the Ccenr d'Alene troubles were
pending and the federal troops proposed to
bant men like jack rabbits who had crossed
the Idaho border into Montana democratio
prineiples were again enforced by a demo
oratic executive, and the soveignty of the
state was maintained. It was not because
it was Peter Breen, but because it was a
citizen of the UniteA States and a citizen
of Montana that protection was ffo.ded
him. The speaker opposed military rule
and would never consent to it. The civil
authorities should control in such matters
and had Mr. Carnegiesapealed to them and
not employed the armed Pinkertons the
bloodshed at Homestead might have been
averted.
For tent.
Eighteen furnished rooms, to good rell
able party. Reasonable terms. Inquire of
Stadler & Kaufman. 18 Edwards street.
MING'S OPERA HOUSE
J. C. REMINGTON, Manager.
FRIDAY
NTA DY EVENING, NOV. 4-5.
SATURDAY
SATURDAY AMATINEE.
The Fashionable Comedy Furore as Presented
in New York 150 Nights.
TIHE Light, Bright,
Full of Fun
and
PARTNER Hearty
SPABIN R Laughter.
Illustrated by one of the strongest comedy
organizations in this country. enlisting tie
artistic efforts of
Mr. Henry Miller, Mics May Irwin.
Mlr. Hugo Toiland. ltr. McKs l,a.,kin,
Mr. thos. Ryley, llies Emilr- Ianr':er,
Mr. F. B. Strong. Miss P'hllis ttankun,
and others.
Preoedn g the comedy will be presented Clyde
Fitch's one act play etited.
FREDERIC LEMAITRE,
With Mr. Henry Miller in the titular role
The performance is under the direction of Mr.
Charles I'ronan.
neate on sale a' Pope & O'Connor's drug store
Thursday morning.
NO INR('FAS.t IN PRlCES.
BELYIDER HO0SE.
611-513 Main St., Helena, Mont,
Flegantly fnrnish'ed r. o'ne nd first-clrse table.
Steam heat, electric ]:ght aud ba'..lu. Lunch~s
and meals furni he.i both day and night.
RtATES $1 TO s2 PElt DAY.
MOORE & WALLACE, PROPRIETORS.
l eadularters
FOR
B Hats.
MAKE
0 YOUR
BETS
And Pay Them
AT
_ BABCOCK'S
ATTENTION! VOTERS OF 1892.
As the ELECTION approaches we notice the great increase
of marching by the CAMPAIGN CL.Uns. BRA\SS BANDS AND
ToRclTnGITrs are very effective for arousing enthusiasm, but
nice, well-fitting Boots and Shoes are equally necessary, while
"MARCHiING Tiinou;ii (GEORGIA." For this reason all the
wide-awake voters of the several great PARTIES should buy
their Boots and Shoes of us, as our stock is large and very
complete, prices the lowest in the city, and we take special
pains to lit ail our customers with easy-wearing and com
fortable foot apparel.
Montana Shoe Go.
CLARK. & FRANK.
OFFER THIS WEEK SPECIAL BARGAINS IN
BLANKETS, DOWN QUILTS, UNDERWEAR,
DRESS GOODS AND DRESS PATTERNS
At $2.35 Per . At $5.35 Each.
One Case extra heavy I1-4 Gray Blankets. One Case Fine Down Quilts.
Regular Value $3.50 Per Pair. Regular Value $8.50 Each.
An immense assortment of White and Colored Blankets, and Silk and Satin
Comfortables in all grades at proportionately low prices.
UNDERWEAR DEPARTMENT.
E are.offering C OMPLETE AS
W special values sortments in all
in Ladies' "Hygienea" qualities of Ladies'
Underwear. T h e s e and Children's Wool
goods are considered Underwear, in white
equal to the "Jaeger" red and natural grey,
Underwear for health, and large variety o
comfort and service,
and cost about one- Ladies' silk and wool
third the price of the TH and silk underwear at
Jaeger goods. • specially low prices.
Our Great Bargain Sale of Dress Patterns at $3.75 each
is continued for this week, and our entire collection of fine
Imported Dress Patterns are marked at unusually
attractive prices.
SANDS BROS.
K * PATENTS. -
United States and Foreign Pat.
ents obtained and any information
given.
EDWARD C. RUSSELL,
Attorney at Law.
Plttibur h Riock, ..l.na. Mont.
To Loan Money at 7°,0, 8°00, and 9° .
Amount of Loan and Security determine the rate of interest.
I am prepared to make loans prompi tly in amounts from $500 to $100,000
$100,000 Commercial and Short Time notes wanted. Also City, School,.
State and County Bonds and Warrants.
No. 10 Edwards St., Helena, Mont. H. B. PALMER.
OUR MOTTO: "FAIR DEALING."
CLARKE, CONRAD & CURTIN,
lardware, Iron, Steel and Nails.
Agents for Rathbone, Sard & ,
Co.'s complete line of
ACORN I
Stoves and Ranges.
House Furnishing Goods in
endless variety.
Mason Fruit Jars.
Jelly Glasses.
Ice Cream Freezers.
Lawn Mowers. . . .
Refrigerators, Etc. ,
42 and 44 South Main St. Telephone go.
CARL GAIL, President.
E. BUMILLER, Vice-President and Treasurer.
H. UNZICKER, General Manager and Secretary.
M. UNZICKER, Western Representative.
GHIGAQO IRON WORKS,
* * * * BUILDiCRS OF e e e e
l Gold Mills, Wet and Dry
Crushing Silver Mills, Smelt
ing, Concentrating, .Leach
ing, Chlorinating, Hoisting
and Pumping Plants of any
capacity. Tramways, Cor
liss Engines, Compound Elu
bAip5, Ore and Water Buck
1ets, Whocls and Axles and
all kinds of Mine Supplies.
e e Exeltlve au atern Manaraetarers mad Agets ror " e
J. L Bryan's Rol!er quartz Mill and lendy's hiprovoe Triumph Copeontrator
Western Ome.., Geeneral Omeo and Wekaei
NO. 4 LOWER MAIN STREET, CLYBOURN AV. AND WILLO ' ST,
Mana. Meeas. *hliv. altIslpe?.

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