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THE WEEKLY HERALD.
R. E. FI8K, Editor. THIBSDAT, JVVV 18, 1ST*. VOTERS." Oür neighbor heads another column and returns to the charge on this issue with as much show of vah>r and as little display of discretion as the Sir Knight of La Mancha, in his assault upon a wind-mill. Really we hare little courage or hope to convince those so wilfully igioiant, who will seriously gue that those who are not citizens of the United States have as much rlc*' *o vote at our elections as those Who are. .Mow that our neighbor belongs to * party which ack nowledges the validity of the 14th and 15th amendments, we hope he will take an early opportunity to become posted on the impor tant question of what constitutes an Ameri can citizen, and what constitutes voters. The two fiasses are not exactly coterminous, bnt our neighbor will find that no one can be a voter in any State or Territoiy except citi zens, unless by force of some positive law, snch as that which did once exist in Montana first, by act of Congress, then by Territorial enactment down to the last session of our Legislature, which extended this right to vote to a class not citizens, but those who had de clared their intention to become such. In the absence of such a law, neither the Con stitution, the Organic Act, or any other na tural, fundamental or statute law gives this class the right to vote. To sum up the w hole matter briefly, Legislatures of States and Ter ritories have the right .to deprive certain classes of citizens of the right to vote ; they have also power to extend this right to vote to certain classes who are not citizens, bat in the absence of any restricting or enlarging law, all citizens, and none others, can vote. Now, our neighbor may be wiser than all the Judiciary, as he seems to intimate, and yet, even our neighbor will see his error in a few days, after the excitement attending his conversion to Republicanism shall have sub sided somewhat. We are not disposed to ex pect too much at once. When old dogs start in to learn new tricks we must expect a little awkwardness at first, and it is not in us to be uncharitable. We dislike even to obtrude good advice, when H is evidently needed, but we cant help suggesting to our neighbor that he will find it will relieve him of many heart straggles and mental distractions to born up his old files and keep his eye steady in front Never be provoked to turn back. Remem ber the fete of Lot's wife and it will save yon lots of trouble_ t ' rAHEWCtl»«IiUOCKAClf! •Yesterday, as we anticipated, the sun set forever on the Democratic Party. Its glory and its shame Is ended. It had outlived its usefulness, and nothing in its later life so be came it as its death. It could not wash out the ponution spots from Us garments. The name was associated with treason in the pop ular heart, and the association whether right or wrong, seemed for life and death. The party certainly did not die for want of numbers. To italast departing breath it could rally at a call a respectable minority in every State, and In many a large majority. It fell because it had so largely Identified itself with the rebellion. The Surrender at Baltimore is a logical conclusion from the surrender at Appomattox. • ■ Not only was the Democratic party in a hopeless minority on its own destructive policy and principles, but we believe that the most of mat party were ashamed of their own record and disgusted with the position that consistency seemed to force them to occupy, Nextto the redemption of a race from slavery, will stand this redemption of the Democratic Party from its treasonable and disunion record. They could not have nominated a man from the whole Republican party, whose public record could have so completely com mitted them to a new political creed. There was no request or offer to change any princi, pies of hWtife. The Democratic party took Greeleyrijjfito candidate by coming to him, and standing where be stands and adopting his record. The action of the convention yesterday could not possibly have surprised any one who had watched the process of making it up. There was very little to do, and very appro priately they chose Doolittle for Chairman It seems rather unkind to have checked the wailings of the mourner* by the imposition of the gag-laws hut short funerals of this sort are in the best taste, and the hurried burial of the corpse in proper keeping with the dismal ob sequies. Farewell, Democracy. " Pare thee well, and if forever, Still forever, fare thee welt" Liberal Republicans in Montana are in vited to unite with the Democratic party. Goutte. History repeats itself. Satan once stood up in his " sanctuary" on a mountain and in vited Christ to fall down and worship him. The " old fellow " shows himself in the sanc tum on the hill this morning, and extends a similar invitation to Liberal Republicans to fail down and worship Democracy. The Devil, to close the bargain, offered the world as a reward to Christ—which was very gen erous, considering the fact that the infamous old scoundrel didn't own a ranch or afoot of ground in the whole region roundabout. The "old fellow" on the hill is doubtless In clined to be equally "Liberal"—to reward Republicans with everything that already be longs to them, if they will come over to the " Democratic " The real age of wonders is just setting in, and we are prepared to see accomplished al most any incredible thing. The Gazette has discovered that the Cincinnati platform is composed of the qnintescence of Jeffersonian Democracy. This discovery, though it can scarcely be called an original one, is certainly remarkable, considering when, where, and by whom made, indneed.... of Jefferson wäyjiro nfit affirm, bqt If he should ever undertake this enterprise, he would discover that Jefferson, as he appears In his writings, would rank as a most advanc ed republican of the present day, even an ab olitionist of a few-years back. 'The Cincin nati platform has nothing in it anti-republican. We have no serious controversy with any of its professed principles, through we oonfess to liking the way they are expressed—the Philadelphia platform better. The telegraph this morning announces that Charles Sumner is going to support Horace Greeley. We consider him a tolerable good judge of Repub lican principles. He has read the Cincinnati platform, doubtless, he knows Mr. Greeley's record and present sentiments, and he is satis fied that his civil rights bill is as safe under Greeley as Grant. This all seems very plain to us. - Sumner has always been nearer being a Jeffersonian Democrat than the Gazette man. The fact is that the Democratic party has for years been using the name of Jeffer son as a blind, while advocating doctrines abhorrent to the whole life and teachings of Jefferson, and now when the Democratic party has hauled down its flag, and marched boldly into the Republican camp, begging their own unconditional surrender to be ac cepted, the Gazette man finds to his surprise that his old pretext of being a follower of Jefferson has at last become partially true. Go on, neighbor; keep your eyes open wide; you are on the right' track at last. Things will look strange for a time. Don't judge everything by name, and you will make other wonderful discoveries. If you don't like our comments, why, comment för yourself; the lose will be yours more than ours. BEinABKABliE DISCOVERY. Wbether recent events have if 'Jo .examine thôwrftihgf IlffiBATmiDE. We cannot bnt be pained, along with all the sincere friends of our brother of the Goutte , that he should signalize his acces sion to the ranks of the Liberal Republicans by an ungrateful fling at his old associate and compatriot, Brick Pomeroy. This comes from that old, unregenerate, Democratic habit which we had hoped ^ould not reap pear in his new role as a Republican editor. Now, as far as we can see, Brick Pomeroy occupies the position you have just left, and before your old nest is -cold you turn upon your old companion with abuse that hardly misses your own head. While yon were ad vocatlng the same principles, you would not have thought it fair to be charged with being a disorganizer and an ally of your open ene mies. All men are not equally susceptible to tender impressions, nor equally quick of apprehension, and because Pomeroy has not been so ready to reverse steam and disavow the principles of his past life, he ought not to be subjected to abuse. If Pomeroy is still floundering in that dark gulf from which you have so lately and miraculously escaped, gratitude for your deliverance ought to prompt you to outstretch a helping haild and to speak an encouraging word, to point the way of escape. There is still room in the Republican ranks for Pomeroy and the rem nant of the once powerful Democracy. The reçoit conversion of so large a portion of that party inspirai us with the high hope of the final and complete redemption of the worst Democratic sinner. " While the tamp holde ont to bora," etc. RATIFICATION EAST AUGHT. The Republican ratification meeting, held in the open street in front of the Interna tional, on the 11th inst, was a grand affuir. Hon. W. H. Clagett, the Republican nominee for Delegate to Congress, addressed the as sembled twelve or fifteen hundred voters in an eloquent speech which occupied three quarters of an hour in its delivery. The peo ple welcomed him joyously, and cheered and applauded him repeatedly and loudly. Col. Banders followed Mr. Clagett, and spoke for nearly an hour. He heartily en dorsed and highly complimented our Dele gate, and said that the succès^ attending his labors on the floor of Congress entitled him to another term, which the honest people of Montana, with one accord, were disposed to grant him. Judge Williams next succeeded and made some remarks in a humorous vein, which were well received. Loud cries for Col Church brought that gentieman on the stand, who sang the " Red, White and Blue." and "Old Shady," which set the whole crowd in an uproar of enthu siasm. Cheers for Billy Clagett, Grant and Wilson, Church, Sanders, and the old Hag were given with a vim and heartiness and volume that went detonating through the city and far away into the valley. It was one of the largest political meetings ever held in H na, and cannot be equalled by the Democrats, let them tiy their hardest. We have only time to write this very brief report, for to-day's Herald. Mr. Clagett wul speak again in Helena before the close of the cam paign. The complete vote of the New Hampshire Legislature for Senator was as follows : In the Senate, Bainbridge Wadleigb, Republi can, 8; Harry Bingham, Democrat, 4 In the House, Wadleigh, 304 ; Bingham, 136 ; James W. Patterson, present incumbent, 1. Mr. Clagett, is his short speech on Thurs day night, gave our citizens some account of his Congressional stewardship, and for our part we never heard from any public servant a fairer account of hard, honest, successful labor than be rendered. If Mr. Clagett bad followed the usual course of representatives, and instead of consuming all his time in con so ieutious, hard work for general measures "for the good of the wholo Territory, had spent three-fourths of ins time in laying pipes ODK DEI.KVATK. and pulling wires to secure a re-election, he would have found a readier field and easier starting in this campaign ; but such a course would not have been so creditable to him, so useful to the people, and we doubt whether in the end it would have led to so proud a triumph. Aside from the few political traf fleers who scruple, at the use of no means to secure their ends, we believe the large mass of the voters of Montana are honest and in telligent men, who desire to know the truth and will be guided to make their choice ac cordingly. With that faith we enter this cam paign absolutely without fear of the result. We shall not attempt to defeat Major Magin nis by slander or falsehood or detraction. We will concede at once that he is a gentle man and an average editor, and might make a good delegate; but we believe we can pre sent in Billy Clagett a candidate everyway better qualified for the position, and there fore we will confidently appeal to the people of Montana to re-elect him. We say to the people of Montana, do not let your represen tative suffer because, while strictly attending to your business at his post of duty, enemies have been circulating falsehoods about him. Now he is among us let those who have complaints to make meet him face to face, and get their answers. We will venture that they will be full and satisfactory. And we warn our neighbor anti cur fellow-citizens against the suicidal folly of pandering to local prejudice in such a campaign as this. Wo haye had too much of it already. It is bellt tleing and ruinous, and helps to ensure the very fate it seeks to avoid. If the Gautte can find in this broad Territory a single soul so mean and puny as to think less of Mr. Clagett for having championed the cause of the Gen tiles of Utah against the Mormon hierarchy, we hope it will be able to prevent such a creature from voting for Mr. Clagett, for de feat from such a source would infinitely more honorable than success. Mr. Clagett did assist the people of Corinne, and be also assisted the Mormons to get charters and rights of way for their railways, and he did the same thing for the other Territories. He sought in this way to secure strength and as sistance for his own bill. It was the' personal appeal and interposition of Vice-President Colfax, who is a brother-in-law of Hollister, who had the Utah, Idaho and Montana Rail road measure in hand, that secured its pas Senator Stewart | sage through the Senate * has prepared a general law to cover all these railroad applications, and it is the determina tion of the Senate thus to dispose of this ques tion. The general wisdom of such a measure we cannot question, while we would have wished that our particular bill had been an exception. The amendment secured by Mr. Clagett to tbe act of 1867, which enables the Territorial legislatures to pass general incor poration laws for railroad companies, will partially meet this want and many others, and entitles him to the gratitude of all our people. While the measures in whirl i Helena was most directly interested failed, it was not at all the fault of our Delegate, whose exer tions were up-to the fullest limit of human effort- Never has Montana hod a Delegate who has attempted to do so much, and none who has accomplished so much. We could safely go much further, and assert that with all that he failed to secure, Mr. C. has in his first session accomplished more for Montana than all our four Delegates in the four full terms of Congress in which we have been represented. If with such a record of hard, faithful, honest, successful work, Mr. Clagett can fear to go before tbe people of Montana, and if the people of Montana, with such a record before them, foil to endorse and return Mr. Clagett, then in vain is all honest service, and the people of this Territory will show that they neither desire nor deserve a good Delegate. _ PERSONAL. We had the pleasure of a visit to-day from Col. O. N. Wilson, of Indianapolis, Indiana, who is on a tour of observation to this distant Western Interior. The Colonel is personally known to many of our HooBier friends, and to ourself by repute, as a prominent member of tbe Indiana Legislature, in the upper house of which he has served with distinction for several terms. He has a war record that attaches his name with honor to some of the most brilliant achievements of tbe western soldiery, and comrades-in-arms in the great conflict for the maintenance of the Union are here in these grand old mountains to recog nize and welcome him, and to make pleasant and agreeable his joumeyings "beyond the genial influences of civilization." Colonel Wilson is a writer of considerable note, and a series of letters which he is now contribu ting to the Gazette, of Cincinnati, will be read with great interest by the people of Ohio and Indiana, in which States that vaulable journal largely circulates. He lias engagements to visit various mines in this locality, and con templates a jaunt to the National Park pre vious to his departure for home.* The head of the "Democratic" National Committee protrudes from A. Schell—just hatched at Baltimore. RECEPTION OF RILEY CLAGETT. Notice having been received on Wednes day evening that M.. Clagett would leave Deer Lodge for Helena by coach the follow ing morning, a large number of the citizens of the Metropolis, favorable to a demonstra tion in acknowledgment of Ida services in Congress, and in honor of the candidate whom the people of the Territory purpose again to elect as their Delegate, repaired to the Hot Springs, three miles distant, to escort him to town. Very many of the conveyances, public and private, of the city were out, the one, two, and four horse "rigs" numbering twenty-three in all. Mr. Clagett was met at the place appointed, a friend having intci cepted the coach on the western road, and switched the Delegate off and across the country to Wassweiler's. Here a quarter of an hour was passed in greeting and welcom ing the Representative, in absorbing refresh ing draughts of lager, and in listening to sev eral exquisit airs by the Helena band. The escort and procession, proceeded by the band, formed at half-past three o'clock, and with banners flying and music playing, moved out from the Springs. Arriving near the city, a mountain howitzer, under charge of Mr. Chase and his squad of artillerymen, spoke its loud salvos from the adjacent heights. Main street was thronged with people who had assembled from all parts of the Metropo lis, and hat-tippings, cheers, and shouts at tested something of the genuineness and hearti ness of the welcome extended to Montana's Delegate in Congress. The procession, fol lowing the band-wagon, occupied the entire length of our business thoroughfare, and the route of the cavalcade, extended to include Bridge street, Rodney, Fifth Avenue, Grand street and thence up Main, terminated at the International, where Mr. Clagett alighted in the midst of a large concourse of friends, who crowded forward in eager haste to shake his hand and welcome his return. It is but simple truth to say that this recep tion tendered to our Delegate yesterday, was the most considerable in point of numbers, and the finest in point of display, ever wit nessed in Montana. It was equal in enthu siasm and excelled in numerical force the demonstration upon a similar occasion ten dered Mr. Clagett by our citizens one year ago. It was an auspicious opening of the campaign, which tlie Republicans and their independent allies have engaged to wage with all the gal lantry which so eminently and successfully signalized the grand contest of 1871. Let us on, comrades, to the fight, with "Clagett and Victory ! " as our battle-cry. MAIDEN EFFORT. Maj. M. Maginnis, candidate of the lato Democratic party for Delegate, spoke his little piece—his first in the canvass—to an audience of eleven voters at Canyon Ferry on Thursday evening. The " assembled mul titude " were anything but boisterously en thusiastic in their demonstration in favor of Mac., and the impression seemed to obtain that the guttertils of the Italian gentleman were considerably impeded by a Clagett "sinch," which demoralized his bowels, and interfered with the copious emptying of that "sound and fury signifying nothing," buckled up in his vest pattern. Tue Special Indian Peace Commission, now sojourning in Helena, honored the IIeh ald sanctum with a call this morning. The Chairman, Hon. B. R. Cowan, of the Depart ment of the Interior, who justly prides him self upon his accomplishments as a practical printer, graciously accepted our invitation to a "stick" and "case," and rattled up in quick order a portion of one of our slashing poli tical editorials. The tempting offer of a steady "sit" and one dollar the thousand erne, failed to engage his regular services. He "tramps" hence to the Gallatin country, and thence to the Yellowstone, Fire Hole, etc. We heartily commend him to the fraternity in that direction as a first-class "typo"—one who deserves well of the craft—a "jour" who merits generous recognition whenever he journeys over the land. Tue Gazette felicitates itself that circum stances enabled it k publish the Indian con tract bids in advance of the Herald. It was an exceptional piece of enterprise that cer tainly surprised the community—nobody be ing greater astonished then ourself at its wholly unlooked-for and unusual spurt of energy. The Herald has no further excuse to offer for delaying the publication than a desire to obtain an accurate and full list of the "bidders." Such a list would include the Gazette. Let our cotemporary revise its list, and not longer mutilate the record by leaving its own "bid" out. Oub friend Arick, of tbe "Democratic" Committee, aware that Mr. Clagett was ex pected to arrive in this city this evening, "sent for Maginnis," and hustled that ill starred candidate out of town. Mac. is or dered to first practice his gutterals among the mosquefces of the Missouri bottom, and to bring up finally at Hog'em, the denizens of which place, according to Rufe's philosophy, can stand "boring" with more fortitude than elsewhere. The trip of the Democratic can didate will finally terminate at the head-waters of Salt River. Tire Gazette has gone over, bag and bag gage, to the Liberal Republicans, endorsed the Cincinnati platform, and run up to its mast-bead the father of Abolitionism and Republicanism! And it still rants about "Democracy," and calls crazily to Liberal Republicans to "Come over and join 'us feUe*.'" TELEGRAMS REPORTED SPECIALLY FOR THE ITERALD BY WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY. a he its of a of to of its UNITPI D ST ATES. Baltimore, July 10. —' The National Demo eatic Convention reassembled at 10 a. m. Harr, of Connecticut, announced that the committee on resolutions were ready to make their report, which was read,' recommending the adopton of the resolutions already adopted by the Liberal Republican Convention at Cincinnati. [Cheers.] In order that there should be no misapprehension as to these resolutions, Barr called for their reading in full to the convention, which was done, each plank in the platform being received with applause. The one-tef m plank was especially well received, and at the close of the reading of the platform three cheers were given. Barr stated that the platform was adopted in committee by all the States, except Delaware, Mississippi, Georgia and Oregon. He moved the adoption of the report; and on that moved the previous question. Bayard, of Delaware, Inquired whether the previous question was another name for the gag-law', and if it had become the law of the Democratic Convention without notice to the delegates? The Chair said the convention had adopted the rules of the House of Representatives, so the motion of Burr was in order and not open to debate. Various gentlemen appealed for the with drawal of the motion, in order to allow- a short debate. Barr said he felt compelled to decline. [Confusion and calls for the question, dé liât e, etc.] On a motion to sustain the previous ques tion, a call of the States was ordered, which resulted in yeas, 553; nays, 176. < The Chair announced that Barr was en titled to one hour to debate on the resolutions, and that Bayard, of Delaware, had appealed for ten minutes time. Barr accepted the request, and Bayard then proceeded to address the conventiou. He said that while there was no disposition to carp at or oppose men because of former politics, he hoped the great Democratic organ ization would be allowed to have an indepen dent expression of its own honest sentiments. [Cheers.] Why take cut and dried resolu tions of another organization? He denounced the attempt to force ujion the convention the opinions of others not chosen by Democrats. At the expiration of ten minutes there were loud calls of "Time!" Time!" when the Chairman announced that Barr had consented to give Bayard ten minutes more. Objections were made, and some confusion, hisses; and applause followed. The Chair culled the delegates to order, and Bayard finally re sumed, as follows: For some expression of opinion upon the question of the exercise of the Federal military power, under color of legislation, to enforce the 11th and 15th con stitutional amendments. If (lie convention failed in this it would be a serious disappoint ment. .In conclusion, he protested against the adoption of the report as a whole, and asked for a separate vote on the several pro positions pending. O'Connor regretted any difference of opin ion ; all other issues should be merged in the single one of defeating the re-election of the present administration. The reconstruction acts and 13th,' 14th and 15th constitutional amendments have been accepted : publie opinion was higher than governments, and superior to any declaration» of conventions. There was nothing left as an issue now but to save the nation from destruction by cor ruption. As to tbe 15th amendment, he would tie tbe last man to attempt to wrest from 4,000,000 the right of suffrage. [Great applause.] Judge Rcagam, of Texas, appealed for a union upon the Cincinnati platform with all honest opponents of the administra tion. Barksdale, of Mississippi, wanted a divi sion of the vote on the separate resolutions, but loud objections were made. McRca, of Tennessee, secured the floor, and proceeded to protest excitedly against cutting off the debate, but was cried down, and the roll called on the question of adop tion of the platform, resulting In yeas 602, nays 70. When Delaware voted " no " there were loud hisses. The Chair appealed to the Convention to treat with respect the vote of any and every State. Before the vote was announced Shortee, of Alabama, on leave, said that the resolutions contained some statements which some of his delegation could not endorse without ex planation, and he therefore changed the vote of Alabama from 13 ayes Imd 8 noes to 20 ayes. [Cheers.] Hoffman, of New York, presented tbe petition of 15,000 Germans of New York, which was read by the Sccretaiy. It recom mends the nomination of Greeley and Brown, and expresses the belief that they will receive the hearty support of the Germans regardless of past parly affiliations, as the best nomina tion that con be made. A motion for the roll call of the States for a vote on the candidate for President and Vice President was carried. Snowhook, of Illinois, nominated Horace Greeley as the Democratic candidate for President. [Enthusiastic cheering.] Tbe roll was called on the Presidential nomination, and the first ballot resulted in, Greeley, 686 ; Jas. Bayard, 15 ; J. S. Black, 21 ; Grocsbeck, 2. Greeley's nomination was then made unani mous. Each vote for Greeley was received with cheers, and when Hoffman announced the vote of New York three cheers were given, and when the confusion subsided Hoffman said he would dispute Missouri'? promise to give Greeley the largest majority of any State. He said New York's majority would be larger than Missouri's total vote. He ex pressed regret that there should have been a division in the vote of the Convention. He knew that those opposed to Greeley were conscientious, but appealed to them to forget their prejudices and personal preferences. ' The motion to make the vote for Greeley unanimous was made by Wallace, of Penn sylvania, amid wild cheers and playing of bands. Of the fifteen votes given to Bayard on the formal ballot, nine were given from New Jersey, and six from Delaware. Pennsylva nia gave Black 21, and West Virginia gave Groesbeck 2. Georgia cast four and Penn sylvania two blank votes. The roll was then called on the nomination for Vice President, resulting in, Brown, 713; Stevenson, 6 ; blank 13. On motion of Chalmers, of Mississippi, the nomination was made unnnimous. A resolution for the of