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R. E. FISK, * * * * Editor.
THIKNDAV, Jl'.u: 25, 1814.
The Repcblicau electors of th« Territory of Montana
will meet by their «lelegalea or alternat« delegate», in
a Territorial ConTeution, to be held at the Court
House, in Helena, at 12 o'clock meridUu. of Thmeday,
July *ih, li»74 t for the purpose of nominating a eandi
«lute for Delegate in Congress, and transacting auch
otlier business as shall come before the C onveution.
The several counties nr«* eutirlrJ to d*logs«ti* a* fol
County............................... -
' ........................... 1
.* ' ........................... 1
.. '..........................1
.. 5
.• ft
.................. U
ltig Horn
Dc**r Ixxlgc
I^ewis A Clark
Missoula .............................. a
The follow iug resolutions were adopted by the Re
publican Territorial Convention of 1671:
j. That delegatee and alternate delegatee shall lu*
eircbsl iu the Intuit* to Territorial Conventions and
iu the failure of the delegates to attend, the alternate
delegate» shall cast the vote ot the delegates whose
alternates they are.
•» ]n the absence of a delegate mid his alternate, a
niutority of toe «lei« gates in attendance f rom the county
shall cast the \otee of the absentees.
X In the absence ot all the delegates and alternate
delegates from any county, no vote shall Ik* cast for
«tich county.
4. In the county in which the convention shall be
held, when any delegate and his alternate delegate an*
absout, thereshall be no vote cast in their behalf.
This committee recommend to the several County
Convnetion« t hut they Fleet delegates and alternate
delegate.* t*» the Territorial Convention as will be
ready, one or the other, to give their personal atten
dance at Helena at the time named tor the meeting of
the convention.
S«» many intere#*** conspire to make this occasion
one of importunée to the jn-ople and the circumstances
which surround us are so auspicious that the commit
tee is assured no word is necessary to induce the at
•endauce of delegr tes from cadi county in the Territory
IE E. FISK. Chairman,
J. I*. WociLTfas, Secretary. _
II elks a, June it'., 1 s.4.
The Lewis and C larke County Republican Conven
tion will be held at the Court H«»use, in the city of
Helena, on Saturday, the 27th day of June, 1874, at 12
o'clock M., for the purpose of nominating candidates
tor the several county officers, members of the Legis
lature, and for the transaction ot such other business
as mty properly come before the Convention.
The following resolution was adopted by the Repub
lican County Convention of 1871, and ia yet in lorce.
Rt*olc«l, That this Convention regards the system
•>t proxies as liable to great abuse f that the Repub
lican Couuty Committee be instructed in future calls
to request the election of delegates and alternate dele
gates : and that if neither attend, such precinct shall
remain unrepresented until the future order of a
County Convention.
By ord**r of the County Central Committee.
T. P. FULLER, Chairman.
Helena, June 4th, 1674.
To the Republicans of Deer Lodge County:
Your are requested to hold your Primary Meeting at
a suitable place in your several precincts on Saturday,
June 27th, 1874, between the hours of 4 and 8 o'clock
p. m., for the purpose of electing delegates to attend
the Republican County Convention, to be held at the
Court House, in Deer Lodge City, at 11 o clock
*.J m. on Friday, the 3d day of July, 1874, for
the purpose of nominating a District and County
Ticket, and electing a Central Committee, and each
other business as may come before said Convention.
The following is the apportionment, based on the
vote of 1873 :
Butte City...........
Gold Creek............. 1
Harrisbarg .............1
New Chicago........... 2
Pioneer................. 7
Pine Grove............. 8
Red Mountain........ 1
Rocker................. 1
Silver Bow............. 8
Teton.................. 1
Washington.' ........... 1
Yraka................ 8
Yamhill................ 8
Deer Lodge............11
Ed wards ville ...........1
Frerch Gulch..........8
Girard's store..........2
German Gukb..........1
By order of the Committee, *
m O. B. O'BANNON, Chairman.
H. U. Zbkob, Acting Secretary.
The Republican County Convention of Missoula will
be held at the Court House, in Missoula, on Monday,
June 29th, 1874.
The following apportionment is on the basis of one
delegate to every twenty or fraction of twenty Repeb
iean votes cast at the last general election:
West Side................1
Stevens ville. .............2
Willow Creek...........2
Superior City............1
9V order of the County Republican Central Coca
itriftee. w> x. DICKINSON. Chairman.
Rock Creek............1
Hell Gate...............1
Quartz Creek...........1
Horse Plaine ....... «.. 1
To the Republicans of Meagher County: You are
r-qneeted to hold yoar primary meetings at suitable
/.aces in your several precincts, on Saturday, Juno
*7th, v ■ sween the hours of 4 and 8 o'clock p. Bq for
the purpose of electing debates to attend the Repub
lican County Convention to be held at the District
Clerk's office, in Diamond City, at 4 o'clock p. m. on
Wednesday, the 1st day of July, 1674, for the purpose
of Meeting four delegates to the Republican Territorial
Convention, a Central County Committee, and the
transaction of such other business aa may oome be
fore said Convention when convened.
The following la the apportionment for the several
Diamond City..........* I ** !
Cave Gulch.............21 Thompson s Gukh-----2
New York Gulch.......1 White's Gnkh..........
Valley ..................21 Belt Product..........
Secretary County Central Com mi tt ee .
.. COUNT!__
The Baputixane ot JeflMon County will meet
County Convention on Wedne s da y , Jaly 1,1874, at the
Court Houee ia Radirsburg, for tha pnrpooe of nar*
county odlcara, mnubsrs of «be Iighhii
to tha Territorial Oouvantiou, and far the
of auch Ober bn tin m a aa mayprape
Primary meetings far tb»
alternate delegates to
the Ooenty Ccewetioe will ta
h«*kl on Thursday. June 23th, 1874. at your respective
places of voting in the various precincts.
The following is the apportionment of delegates:
Clancy.................. 3 I Three Forks............1
Jefferson City..........3| BeaverCreek........... 1
Boulder City..........2 1 Basin................... *
White Tail............. I I Radersburg............ ®
• Kish Creek.............. 11 St. Louis...............*
Lower Boulder......... 11 Springville............. *
Bell ville ................ 11 Keatingville............ 3
Cardwell................ 11
In accordance with the resolution passed by the
County Convention of 1873, no proxies will be ad
By order of Republican Central Committee.
HIRAM COOK, Ch'u Rep. Co. Cell. Com.
The Virginia city papers are hard pressed
for an argument calculated to subserve their
advocacy of Capital continuance in the south
western border town of Montana. They will
be equally put to their mettle, one of these
days, to show cause why the county seat
should continue to inconvenience the major
ity of the people of Madison in compelling
them hereafter as heretofore to seek ^head
quarters" near the summit of Alder gulch.
It will he remembered that the Montanian ,
some time ago, lamented the passage of the
Capital law for the reason that "the removal
of the Territorial Seat of Government would
entail heavy cost upon the people and increase
the already heavy burden of taxation." That,
substantially, was the way it put the case.
The Herald extinguished that "reason" by
publishing the card of E. G. Maclay &> Co.,
who proposed, in the event of the people
voting th« approval of the Capital law, to
transport the archives and everything pertain
ing to the Territorial Government, from Vir
ginia to Helena, free of cost.
Another "reason" against centrally locat
ing the Capital was set forth in the issue of
the Montunian of last week. A Helena mer
chant sent an order to Minnesota for 500
sacks of a particular brand of flour, estimat
ed to cost, delivered, not less than $7 per
sack. II«re was evidence, thought the \ ir
ginia paper, plainly showing that Helena
merchants discriminated against Montana
farmers and millers—and Helena asked these
farmers and iniilers to vote for Capital remov
al ! Was ever anything more absurd than
such request! Says the Montanian'
"Many farmers are desirous of selling their
products and cannot do so on account of the
limited demand. And yet we observe that the
people of Helena prefer an article that is
more expensive und home laborers must suf
fer. ***** The citi
zens of Helena need the votes of the ranch
men and mill owners for the removal of the
capital, but order their flour from Salt Lake
and Minnesota. The effect of the importa
tion of those large amounts will be disastrous
to the tillers of the soil. The piices of their
grain will fall lower than ever, and the hus
bandman will not be rewarded.
Now, while the Harald feels more than
recompensed if it lias been the means of pro
voking from the Montanian an avowal-of in
terest in the welfare of the ranchman and
mill-owner, we are nevertheless persuaded,
from a sense of justice to the merchants of
Helena and of duty to the farmers, to spoil
the second "reason" of the Virginia organ as
thoroughly and completely as we did the first.
The above extracts embody a grievance which
the Virginia paper conceives to operate with
a certain class against the approval of the
Capital law. Does the grievance exist outside
of the sensational statement of the Montan
ian? Of course not. We give more than a
simple denial to disprove it The card print
ed below strips the Virgin»* P*!** of "J
all benefit which it hoped to gain by a mis
statement of facts. At the hazard of dis
pleasing our contemporary, we ask its atten
tion to the following:
To the Editor of the Herald :
Yon are authorized to say $iat the under
signed, merchants of Helena,, are prepared
to pay $5.50 (five dollars and fifty cents) or
more, governed by the market price of dif
ferent brands, per sack of 9Ç pounds, for
Montana XXX flour, delivered in quantity.
& M. HALL,
Hblbna, June N, 1874.
Presuming that even the Montanian will
admit that the above folly answers its accu
sation, that Helena discriminates in favor of
foreign countries in the purchase of farm pro
ducts, we have to add, for the information of
"farmers and mill-owners," that the flour
supply In this market is moderate, and de
mand for it in quantity increases daily. Large
cargoes can be sold here at |3.S0^|8.00.
We report an offer yesterday of $0.85 for
YYY flour; $6,50 aaked. One merchant
paid last week $5.00 per sack for 100 sacks
ninety miles distant from Helena. Other
purchases, still further away, are reported at
a similar figure.
If the Virginia people, or the farmers of
Madison county have good flour or other pro
duce to sell, let them dispatch it to Helena,
sure of buyers and the caah on band to pay
for it.
Proposals for the Assay Office site are now
in order. Ground about 800 feet square ia
wanted, centrally located, convenient to the
houses and beaks of the city, with
plenty of water handy. The site must be
^.»*4 to the G overnmen t. Here is a chance
1er large-hearted reel estate owners* who
have the requisite property, to show* their
generous intrepidity. Let no one stanO hack
•n account of modesty. Oilers are ashed to
|l Bldl wHhoffi dllljr.
The Virginia papers having charged that
the Atant Courier had sold its columns for a
price to Helena's interests on the Capital
question, auswer is made by the ad interim
editor, in the absence of Mr. Wright, as fol
"We know that the Courier has taken its
position on the Capital question in faver of
Helena.because it believed the interests of
Gallatin county were more identified with
that place than Virginia, and that it was the
most suitable place iu the Territory for the
Capital. Such are the reasons for its course
as avowed by the editor. It comes with a
bad grace from a Virginia paper to charge
that a "few paltry dollars" were the moving
cause, when we understand that letters arc in
the Doasession of the editor of this paper
from Virginia city offering not a "few paltry
dollars" for its support of Virginia city for
the Capital, but a good deal of money, and
that the editor wrote to the parties that want
ed to buy the Courier , that he should go for
the interests of the Territory for tbe Capital,
and that the Courier would not be influenced
by any pecuniary consideration. The only
offer of "paltry dollars" made to the Courier
for ite support on the Capital question has
come from leading men of Virginia city, and
if this be denied, the documents will be pub
lished. They are on hand."
The Montana public can now understand
the charge of "bargain and sale" which comes
from the Virginia papers since the Courier
and Mietoulian declared for the approval of
the Capital law. It is iu evidence that not
only a few paltry dollar*, but n yood deal of
money was tendered by Virginia city for the
Courier » support of the Capital at that place.
Failing, however, to influence the Courier
by such unworthy means, the Virginia paper«
turn and charge our Bozeman neighbor with
sclliug out to Helena. It is the old story of
"Stop, thief." Light dawns upon the desper
ate shifts to wbi«:h the southwestern border
papers are put to keep the Territorial seat
of government isolated frort thu peo
ple of 3Ioutana. When the whole truth is
known it will unquestionably appear that not
only was a "good deal of money offered to
the Courier, but also to the Mieeoulian, by
Virginia City, for the support of the Capital
question. Neither of those could be bought
and hence tke assaults upo* them we have
seen for the past few weeks from tke sources
named. ____
Congress adjourned yesterday (Tuesday)
afternoon. During the closing days of the
session the two Houses were iu almost con
tinuous 9 essiou, owing to the press of legisla
tive business. Disagreements between the
Senate and House on the Currency, Civil
Service, aud the several Appropriation bills
called for numerous conference committees,
and only after repeated trials and conces
sions by either House was filial action had
upon them. The Currency bill received the
approval of lire President» an ^ » 8 a.law. Civil
Service failed to receive, ti* appropriation
nec 08 s..r} t«» further experiment, and the op
erations of the system, as we understand it,
lapse tor the present. The several appropri
ation bills, increased to a limited extent over
the amounts originally reported, were dis
posed of after repeated postponements and
No doubt Democrats, as usual, will claim
that the session has been frittered away with
out beneficial results to the country. The in
telligent, fair-minded and honest masses will
hold to the contrary, liowever, and "will so
testify by their votes at the Autumn elections.
Montana, certainly, is not a sufferer by the
session. A Republican Congress has favored
our people with important legislation, and
here there ought net to be any of that de
traction and abuse, which Democrats, at all
times, are only too liable to inflict upon the
National Legislature and the President.
The proceedings of tbe closing hours are
pretty fully reported in our telegraphic col
umns. Some of the nominations failed of
confirmation by the Senate. That of Alex
ander Shepperd, for Commissioner of the
District of Columbia, was rejected by the de
cisive vote of 36 to 0. There are uo tears to
shed over the fall of Alex. What disposition
was made of Governor Potts' nomination is
not known, there being no nfanuofl made
concerning it* The only other appointment
for Montana was that.of Receiver of Public
moneys for the Bozeman Land District, to fill
which J. V. Bogert, Esq., was confirmed.
We publish to-day, pursuant to our habit,
a minute of the proceedings of some of our
citizens at the parlors of the St. Lotus Hotel,
to organize an independent political move
ment in this county. The meeting seems to
have been somewhat confidential, as no one
but th ™ A who figured in it seemed to know
anything of it. For ourselves, w<e neither
oppose nor condemn the movement, a9 the
address is not yet in our hands.
Our local politics, we think, are pretty free
from reproach. We shall be glad efficiently
to aid in selecting good men to fill all offices.
"Reform" in these latter days is often some
thing worse than the tel m would imply. We
trust the address will be specific as to griev
ances, and the methods of their address pro
poted. Generalities will hardly answer. If
there are publicgrievances to be redressed show
them to us and say how we can aid in their
extirpation. We trust this movement is no
invitation to a "kid glove and daily bath
party." But we await the address, and then
{Jill be able to bet ter make up our mind about
the movem ent.
The Independent gives notice of tbe hold.
Ing of a Democratic primary in apliurch.
This may be good thing for the Dew ocra ta,
gut of what has the church been grilty, we
uk, to deserve any such punishment? *
Quircy, 111., June 10, 1874.
To the Editor of the Herald: ...
Through the kindness of an intimate friend
I am the recipient of the Wbekly Herald ,
and it is always with pleasure that I look for
ward to the day when I may with certainty
expect it. As I have had the pleasure of be
ing a resident of that moat beautiful country,
at a time when its rich mines were discovered
nearly every day, and in such number that
the prospector was very frequently rewarded
beyond his most sanguine expectations, it will
be readily understood why I take tbe liberty
of trespassing on your kindness. I suppose
the above explanation would be sufllcieut to
excuse me for writing this, though the fact
that I take a great deal of interest in Montana
and seriously think of making it my home
sometime in the future may somewhat add to it.
I s' . in your issue of the 28th ult. that tbe
chance« for a fair crop are more favorable
since the heavy rains, and sincerely hope that
it will be all the good people of Montana ex
pect. May the horrible grasshopper tie totally
destroyed'. I have seen them thick enough
in that beautiful Prickly Pear valley to throw
a shadow equal to that of storm clouds on
the plains. I think I am able to judge what
the consequence would be bad they not been
Interrupted in their destructive career. It
must be a pleasure to know that the products
of the Territory, such as wheal, potatoes, and
produce in general, are equal to the consump
tion. Montana has evidently made very rapid
progress in that branch of industry. Scan
ning your market report, I lind that iu small
grain you can favorably compare your prices
with any of the States, while the difference
in potatoes and other produce is but very lit
tle. Consequently I think that the chances
for a laboring man are far better in Montana
than any other Territory or State. Then, if
we consider the immense number of gold and
silver mines that are still undeveloped in all
parts of the Territory, it is reasonable to say
that Montana's prospects are better for tbe
future than any other Territory on Uncle Sam's
Probably it would interest somctaof your
readers to know how times are here. Business
in general is qifiet, though the Gem City is
very well patronized in the wholesale line.
We have dry goods, notion, and grocery
houses here that are second to none m the
Western States, and in priées and variety
of goods can compare with any house in
St. Louis or Chicago.
Efforts are being made to span the Father
of Waters here with another bridge. The
company is organized, and proposes to build
a railroad aud wagon bridge combined.
Wc have a grain elevator in course of con
struction, and in s*xty days it will be ready
for operation. There are a great many build
ings going up, both for business aud dwelling
purposes. In every way Quincy is improv
ing wonderfully, both in beauty and size, and
we can now boast of having one of the most
attractive cities in the Mississippi valley. But
I am afraid of occupying too much of your
space, and will therefore come to a close,
hoping that Montana will ever prosper, and
wishing cvervbody good luck.
Cabroll, M. T., June 5tb, 1874.
To tbe Editor of the Herald:
This town is a success, at least it looks that
way to a disinterested party. There are al
ready about two hundred citizens nestling
about it and new ones coming in on every
boat. New buildings of a good character are
going up in every direction. Wood hawks,
hunters and garrot ers along the river between
this place aud Yankton are arranging their
little matters preparatory to migrating to Car
roll. Its all the talk on the riVer. There is
one drawback to the place, however. No
liquor is allowed to be sold here. A frontier
town without a saloon or two, where a pil
grim can get something for the inner man, is
like a hotel without bread or meat on tbe
The Diamond "R" line has a good thing
here—or would have had had it not been
talked into employing the Kountz line of
steamers. Perhaps I might say wrecks, for
it i|ftn insult to a steamboat—if such a thing
is possible—to call the May Lowry, Kattie P.
Kountz and the Ida Stockdale anything
better than rafts. The steamer Josephine,
which is now lying at our levee, can transfer
more goods between this town and Bismarck
in one month, than the three wrecks men
tioned above can in one summer. When I
left Bismarck there were over eight hundred
tons of freight waiting to be carried to Car
roll, and no boat there except the Ida Stock
dale and Katie P. Kountz to do the work.
The former has no license to run to Carroll,
sndtbe latter's cylinder was bursted, and
consequently she has to lay at the bank tbe
balance of the season, as there are no patterns
to her engines. Her machinery is so old that
it has gone out of (late and the patterns de
stroyed. This will be interesting news to our
Montana merchants who are waiting for their
goods. The Diamond "R" line ia ready to
perform its part of tbe contract, but a mistake
was made in contracting for a line of boats
for the delivery of freights at Carroll that
possess no "leather."
It is the opinion of river men that Carroll
will be the head of navigation on the Mis
souri river in the course of a year or two.
From this place to Bentou the stream is only
navigable daring the spring freshets, while it
is all right to Carroll until late in the season,
and merchants can put in a fall stock of goods
by this route. The scarcity of fuel between
the two rival towns is also greatly in favor ot
Carroll. There is not a pine knot banke« l
between the two towns, I am told, and it is
very expensive to go into the mountains and
gather them. This expense alone will be
sufficient in a few years to pay the cost of
transportation between Carroll and Helena,
leaving a clear gain of the transportation
from Benton to Helena iu favor of the mer
chant. But in order to make the new route
a success, the Diamond "R" Company will
be obliged to do business with a different class
of boats.
The steamer Josephine, now lying here, is
the fastest little craft on the Missouri. 8hc
beat the champion steamer Far West 28
hours between Bismarck and Fort Buford,
making the run in 01 hours, a distance of 440
miles, the fastest time on record. Captain
Grant Marsh, formerly of the Nellie Peck, is
master of this fleet little packet, which is suf
ficient evidence to all Montanians that the
Josephine is the boat to travel on.
News is scaree along the river. No game
to speak of. Yours, etc.,
Washington, June 17.—SENATh—Sher
man, from the Finance Committee, reported
the House Tariff bill, with sundry amend
ments. lie said it was manifest that the bill
could not be passed iu the shape in which it
had come from the House. The Finance
Committee had added uo new matter t»> it, but
had propose«! to strike out various sections,
oue of which was that imposing a tax on the
sale of coiu, bonds, aud other securities. Th«.*
bill was placed on the cullendar.
Pratt said that at the instance of an old
citizen of Ohio, formerly a member of
this body aud once its presiding officer, he
desired to call up the Senate bill to amend the
act in relation to the survey of certain lauds
granted to the Northern Pacific Railroad. He
said the charter of that road provided that a
certain quantity of land on each side of the
road should be conveyed to lire road. Some
10,000,000acres due under this clause had been
withheld by the government on account of a
clause in the Sundry Civil Appropriation bill
of 1870, which required the cost of the survey
to be paid by the company. This proviso
was an indirect contravention of the original
Davis said he understood tirai •*? 7 00,000 or
$300,000 were involved in this bill, and all
railroads receiving public hauls had hereto
fore paid the costs of surveys, lie saw no
reasou why this road should be made an ex
ception to the rule.
Howe inquired why the bill could not he
amended so as to extend some relief to other
Pratt said that if it was amended it would
probably fail on account of the want of time.
The bill then passed without amendment.
The House bill to provide for an appropri
ation for the Territory of Wyoming lor legis
lative purposes passed.
HOUSE—On motion of Woodford the rules
were sus|>ended and a resolution calling upon
all civilized powers for the establishment of
au international system of arbitration lor the
peaceable settlement of disputes between
governments, passed.
The Senate bill providing for the publica
tion of the revised statutes of the United
States in tbe newspapers passed.
The House took a recess until evening.
Washington, June 18.—SENATE—The
River and Harbor Appropriation bill was
taken up, but on motion of Allison it was
informally laid aside, and tbe bill to provide
a new government for tbe District of Colum
bia was taken up and passed without the roil
calk Sargent being the only one voting in the
negative. Adjourned.
HOUSE—The rules were suspended and
tbe bill granting tbe right of way through the
public lands to tbe Arkansas Valley Railroad
iiÄolorado passed.
On motion of Crounse the rules were sus
pended and tbe bill for the reapportiomnent
of tbe Legislative Assembly of Idaho Terri
tory passed.
Poland proposed to go to business on the
Speaker's table, with the understanding that
ik> advantage should lie given to the Civil
Rights bilk but that it should be referr«*d i<>
the Judiciary Committee, from which no re
port could be made at thi« session except by
a two-third vote.
Washington, June 20.—SENATE 11"*
consideration of the Sundry Civil Appropi > :l '
ti«m bill was proceeded with.
Windom, from the Conference Commute«*
on the Indiau Appropriation hill, made a re
port, which was agreed t«>. It appropriates
for the Apaches of Arizona and New Mexico
$550,000, and compromises on $05,0W <»
Indian services in California. 1 he amem.
men ,s of the committee were agreed K «•'
eluding an appropriation ot *1.300,000
tbe District of Columbia, to be expended by
the Commissioners thereof.
The second section of the bill as it « am j
from tbe Uotue, abolishing tbe Civil Sen».,
Conitniiwi»n and prescribing ru t.
poiatmenta in tbe Department Le
out by the committee and » «
ported, restoring the CommuBH® * ml H

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