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FISK BROS., - - Publishers. R. E. FISK, * - Editor. THCRKDAY. OCTOBER til, 1HHO. No tissue ballotf Senator can make John "herman cat humble pie. If Hancock had any hopes left Hamp ton i-t the Brigadier who has blasted them. T H E II A m PTOX-S he P. M AX atfai r amounts in brief to this: Hampton called Sher man out, and Sherman snuffed Hampton out. The South Carolina Senator may be the better pistol shot of the two, but when it comes to shooting off his mouth he is no match for John Sherman. The aim is to elect every man on the Republican county ticket. Good work and a full vote will place our entire list of candidates awav in front. Tin: pet names with which English is plied by Democrats in Indiana are "skin flint," "hog," "fraud," and such. Repub Means never talked as bad as that. Little wonder the Mihcr complains of "a seasickness of the stomach," as it were The truth of the matter is the Miner eats too gluttonously of Maginnis - l crow. Reading Democrats are swearing off on the Independent' 'a ncj subscribing for the Herald. Their excuse for the swap is, More news and less 'trophidal rhetoric, l'rovaeation enough. j mortal combat will ])ç I If Republicans, a« charged bv Demo ci;ats,,give a, price for votes, Wade Hamp ton will get away with a colossal fortune A cei-y moderate estimate will place not less than 5Q,000 to his credit. !.. Coxklinh has the cleverest knack of "putting things." Speaking of Hancock'? letter on rebel claims lie says: "Only think of a candidate going bail for the Democrat party that it will keep the peace." He does, Kinna, Smith and Churchill. These are the names of our Council candi dates. They are - representative men in three counties which jointly participate in their election. Let the electors make their majority "binding." Wade Hamrton's challenge to engage John Sherman in followed hv a fatality more certain and I sweeping than any duel the Senator has I fought or is likely to fight. It will kill off at least 00,000 Northern Democrats. Lewis and Clarke is determined to send up to the next House of the Montana Legislature four trusty representatives, and they are about the size and have about the look of Henry M. Pärchen, John Sted man, W. S. Haskell, and Wm. A- Chess man. The Herald as early as July likened Hancock's campaign to that which the Democrats undertook, to, make with Hor ace Grçcley. Political, portents thus far more than sustain a prophesy which the general election a fortnight hence will verify. • »■; » . Ix the approximation of Democratic votes which a fortnight hence will be east for Gen. (hirfield for President and for Col. Sanders for, Delegate in Congress, wc doubt if the former outruns the latter, measured by Hu*strength of their respective constit uencies. .... _. CastIxg our eyes in that direction wc observe that Gea Hancock doesn't shy his head above the ramparts of Governor's Is land as often as formerly. After the first Tuesday in November Montana will,spare Major Maginnis to go down and share the seclusion of his chief. «Stxn: the October elections the break r ' *•«.». .. r fc' L.. j; ' •. t . e*, » from the Democracy in New York is said to be without parallel since the.disastrous campaign of Greeley. The rush to get. in oiuthç winning skje so great that Re publicans are estimating their majority, as jiigluus.00,000 in thceState. . . Mil Chas. a. Dana in the" 'ÿoé as much as .yiys tjiat Hancock's 260 pounds is a burdcji the... .peims*raey cannot bear. The real miljstpne, of the^Democracy is in the party and not in the candidate. . It isn't the Qemncray shouldering Hancock ; it is Hancock shouldering the Democracy. ». r —•• * r~'---- *r — The Butte Miner, which lately piled up column on column of reasons why Magin iiis should nM'Hkfi couKl not be elected delegate for a fifth term, is engaged more recently in the hopeless task of showing why Maginnis tmo<i be elected. Having bargained Itself away, the Miner conspires to deliver with its own worthless goods the suffrages of 300 or more Butte Democrats, who recorded their solemn protest against a fifth term. The question occurs, Does the Miner own these Democratic voters, and can it diajMi.se of them to its own pecuniary advantage? We doubt it. MONTANA'S DELEGATE. The evidences accumulate daily that the voters of Montana realize the propriety of at least one suggestion of Maj. Maginnis and mean to have a representative in har mony with the next Administration and Congressional majority. Col. W. F. Sanders, the bravest of the brave, the first to unfold the Republican banned to the free air of Montana, who has never falter ed in the darkest hour of despair or the moment of greatest danger, one of whom none need to fear or be ashamed when measured by the stature of the ablest rep resentatives in Washington, is going to be champion and Delegate of regenerated Montana after the fourth of next March. For fifteen years, with one exception, Montana ha« inglorious!}' straggled along after the decaying fortunes of the retrograde Democracy. With the dawn of new life now breaking clearly over our borders, Montana will consult the great interests of her brightening future by swinging into the line of progress under the Republican banner which bears a star for every State and will gladly welcome more. _ C ARELESS OF TRUTH. Not a single Northern State lias voted as yet that gave a Democratic majority for Tilden. — Independent. Such a remarkable statement appears in this morning's Independent, if this is true then either Indiana hasn't voted yet, or it isn't a Northern State, or it didn't vote for Tilden. Which is true? Wc are invited to wait till New York, New Jersey, Con necticut, California, Oregon and Nevada are heard from. At least Oregon and Con necticut have already been heard from The former a few weeks ago eleeted a Re publican Congressman to succeed Wliita ker, and a Republican Legislature, now in session, and only last week Connecticut held a town election, which left no hope for the Democracy there. Newark, too* j the liveliest and most important town in New Jersey, had an election last week and gave an increased Republican majority The Democrats have hopes that Col. .Fail in his aspirations for a seat in the Senate will be able and willing to buy up Neyadii for the party. If pmney couldn't retain Indiana in the- Democratic column it can' buy Nevada. After expending hundred; of thousands of dollars in the Indiana a ne Ohio campaigns there was still enough in the hands of the committee to send $100 to each of the several thousand school dis triCts of-Indiana only the day before the election: It is the most glorious thing about this result that the frçe, intelligent voters pf the North have shown themselves above purchase as well as al>ove intiniida turn, SPOTS ON THE SUN. What is the matter with the. New York Sen, that brilliant Démocratie luminary? Its recent article about "Mincing Matters" is not considered suitable matter for the readers of the Independent. The Sun is nk enough to tell its readers that the Democrats are beaten already and that the funeral might as well be appointed at once as to wait until November. It pro ceeds at once to hold the inquest and finds the cause of death in the folly.and ingrat itude of the party in passing by the claims of Tilden, the statesman and reformer, and taking up a candidate whose only reatness is in his avoirdupois weight— 250 pounds. Search the whole circle of the Republican press, which certainly has had no motive to flatter Gen. Hancock, bucked and ran away, nearly setting the and there cannot be found during the canvass so severe and disparaging an es timate of the Democratic nominee as comes from the columns of the leading Democratic paper of the country. Ancient fable tells us that Phaeton,, the reputed child of tlie Sun God and the ocean nymph CÏyincne' demanded and obtained permission to drive his father's chariot across the heavens, to show the. incredu lous that lie was a true son of his father. But thé steeds would not obey the reins in the hands of the raw youth, but. baulked, world on'fire, so that Jupiter had to dis patch him with a thunder bolt. jSonje equally dangerous stripling seems to havé got hold of thé rcins of the Nelv York Sun and some Democratic Jupiter ought to bring out a thunder bolt., s -m and dis patch the heedless driver, or ancient fable will 'become Jiîodérn Yäet. ' w • - .'The city election of Newark, N. J., which occurred on the i l$th, .résulter] in favor of the Republicans by an average majority of 2,500. The Mayor and eloVen out of tiu* sixteen Aldermen are Republi can. . , , . •* . The political drift in New Jersey is in dicated by the municipal contest in New ark on the 13th, when the Republicans swept the city by 2,500 majority—a gain of 700 over two years ago. Can any one doubt that New Jersey's six electoral votes are safe for Garfield and Arthur? Hampton got badly worsted with the pen. He wants now to try conclusions with the pistol. > HAMPTON S CHALLENGE. %■ ____ Senator Hampton has perpetrated an other folly in challenging Secretary Sher man to mortal combat. Having previous ly intimated his readiness to accept a chal lenge, and none coming, he becomes the challenger. In thus doing he has made himself very ridiculous in the eyes of all enlightened and christianized men the world over. It , may be that Hampton's course will meet the approval of his South ern associates, but he has greatly lowered himself in the opinion of all men at the North whose good opinion could be desir ed. It was a good symptom in Hampton to resent being associated with the Ku klux, and for his sensitiveness to such a reproach we could admire him. But Sec retary Sherman, as we think, satisfactorily explained the connection by saying it was only in so far as Hampton shared the spoils won by the extinction of the negro vote by the Ku-klux. In all codes of law and ethics, the partaker is held to share the guilt of the thief. The same line of argument has been indulged in by every Democratic paper in the country towards President Hayes. They charge that Til den was defrauded out of his seat and that Hayes in taking it became a party to the fraud. No body denies the force of this reasoning. Republicans deny the premis es, but if they were admitted as true the reasoning therefrom would be justified. What would be thought of President Hayes if hi* had sent a challenge to every man in the country who has called him '•an old fraud?" Yet he had better cause for doing so tlian Hampton had. If lie had challenged even- vilifier and- killed him in mortal combat how would the situ ation have been approved ? In the opin ion of every good citizen lie would have been a murderer. No law human or di vine could hîtve excused or shielded his act as anything else. A man conscious of his own integrity and innocence will not clamor for blood if unjustly reproached. A nian who utters a falsehood knowingly and deliberately injures himself infinitely more than the one of whom he utters it. The truth is capable of being shown by oth er means than bloodshed" The latter method is only drowning a smaller crime in a larger one. ' »Suppose, for instance, that .'Sherman ac cepts Hampton's, challenge; that they meet and that Hampton kills Sherman. Does this settle or even tend to settle the original issue? , Everybody at the North will believe just as before about the origi nal charge and wiVf look upon Hampton as a murderer besides. If Sherman should kill Hampton tiro people of the South will still think as before about the truth and justice of Sherman's charge, and besides will think with all good men at the North that Sherman is a murderer. As the es sence of Jill crime lies in the intention, he who sends or accepts a challenge to mortal combat is already guilty of the crime, If Shermah's original charge is not literally true, Wade Hampton has publicly pro claimed: himself guilty of an equally hein ous crime, and has done nothing towards relieving himself of the odium of the ori ginal charge. Innocence needs no crimi nal vindication* and Gen. Wade Hampton wilt find that lie has lowered himself very much in the good opinion of the world. A SWAP OF HORSES. In circulation and influence there is ilo organ in the Democratic party in the great State of New York equal to the New York Sun. In its leading article of yesterday it tells the Democracy plainly that "the de feat in Indiana and Ohio is unexpected, mortifying and disastrous," and that "it is illy and idle to make light of it by ('mi ning calculations and adroit figuring." It proceeds'to point out and lament the terrible blunder of its party in easting overboard Tilden and Hendricks, and vir tually demands the withdrawal of Han oek and English and the substitution of the beaten candidates of four years ago. No. such sweeping "give away" of the Democracy'luts occurred since the time of Seymour'scandidacy, \Vhen the New York Morkl launched, its thunderbolt demand for the withdrawal: of the nominees and the-substitutian of anew Presidential tfek "We are looking the actual' facts squarely in ,the face," says the Snn y and those "who cannot do that without think ing of defeat and disaster lias no manhood in his make-up. ,We arc beaten,'we are overthrown*,-'but not destroyed. The dis aster \ve have experienced may yet 'he re trieved." . -Of Hancock it says : • "Ht; is a good man^r-weight 250 pounds.". Of Eng lish 1t* declares: He is "a man with a most . odious reputation as a skinflint." These men—the -hefty General and the Indiana usurer and miser—the Slot- barely, abstains from demanding in so many words shall be withdrawn and the »Sage .of Cipher Alley and Hendricks trotted out to take their place. It is a lovely Democrat ic fight. The Democratic, funeral will take place on the first Tuesday in Novem ber. ■ ■ Brave old Ben Wade i.s dead, hut his dauntless spirit lives after him. 1 SOUTHERN INTIMIDATION AND VIOLENCE. It is worse than a waste of breath se riously to attempt to answer the query of our neighbor, "What evidence have we of violence or intimidation at the South?" He answers it himself and confesses the charge further on in the same article, and claims to excuse it on the score of necessi ty. There is not a man in the North of any party who does not know and believe it. It is useless to charge the fault tu the telegrams as being under Republican in fluence. The Democratic defeat in Indi ana was attributed to the same cause for time. The truth of the telegrams is more than confirmed by the experience and 6b servation of every Northern man who has been through the South. In fact not thousandth part of the whole truth has been told. To excuse the South wc ar told that there are conflicts between the whites and blacks at the North. One un fortunate instance is mentioned as bavin occurred in Ohio, in which wc arc told that a riot was caused by negroes having driven white men out of employment Is it fair to use such language of men who had committed no offense in the world but to consent to work for men who had the right to employ them ? One set of men had struck for higher wages, which the owners of the mines had refused to pay so they employed other hands, as they had the legal right to do. Whether the new hands had been white or black we presume would have made no difference. The same unhappy conflicts occur when all parties are white. In any ease where conflicts oc cur we blame the aggressors, whether .white or black. We are not familiar with any code of morals which makes justice and right dépend upon the color of the skin of the actors. We believe as fully as in the fact of our own existence that the South is solidly democratic by reason of intimidation and fraud. We do not propose to go down there with an army to. exterminate all the wrong doers. That lu s been . partially tried with but poor success. .Wc proposé simply to let the South have, its own way and make for itself as merry and hot a hell as it pleases. They will suffer from it, and there is no escape. Time will bring its re venge and adequate punishment. Let the South discourage and drive out Northern men. There is plenty of room in the Ter ritories for all the emigrants from the old State* and the Old World, and wc arc but too glad to have them come. The South without intending it, is doing n« good service. Its wealth will never be knowty and developed till men of greater enter prise and more liberal views from some quarter takes it in hand. Our only con cern at present is that those who are ruling the South shall not rule the whole country The Herald last evening struck off an extra edition to supply the demand of Democrats for the New York Sun article omitted from the Independent and publish ed as telegraphed in the Herald. Demo crats are grasping at straws now, and the suggested swap of Hancock and English for the old team of Tilden and Hendricks is a matter of such importance that they want to know all about it. The suppression by the Independent of the startling pronun clamento of theleading Democratic paper of the county inflamed rather than sub dued party anxiety, and Democrats hast ened to the Herald for confirmation of the report which agitated the street. For a purely partisan sheet the Independent in a measure satisfies the few of its party hungry for the spoils of office, but the great mass of people of both parties with higher interests at stake and lofty mo tives moving them, look to and depend upon the. Herald for the news. Col. Andrew J. »Smith, in from Smith River Valley, brings cheering accounts of Republican prospects in Meagher. Among well posted men little doubt is entertained that the county will give' a handsome ma jority for the Republican ticket from Dele gate, down. Col. Smith is oiie of the four Council candidates whom the •Republican* of Lewis and Clarke, Meagher and Choteau intend to carry triumphantly to election on the first Tuesday in November. Theft? is not a single break in the Repub lican column and, with a grand rally and ;j full vote victor vis certain. Cm,. James E. CalLaway promises to poll,a winning vote feu* District ' Attpniyy ht the First District. He will oarrv with him not only the' full strength of the Re publican ticket, but hé has warnt personal friends, outside of his party in every coun ty in his - district who will give him their Aotes. W e believe' the November result will count him iu bv a sweeping majority. Both Jefferson and Meagher should be able this year to elect ever}' candidate on the Republican ticket.. These counties can and will be redeemed in full if tlie Republicans rouse themselves aud work for the victor}' within their reach. Up and be doing, men of Jefferson and Meagher ■ Gallatin City Items. People in this and adjoining vicinities have become very much alarmed lor *oin» unknown reason j about the 'scarcity 0 | cereals and certain vegetables. »Some parties have entirely withdrawn these products from »sale and others gré holding them at a fabu lous price. Potatoes are held at five cents per pound, oats at two cents jxc pound and wheat $1.50 per bushel. This theory is en tirely unfounded and should be discarded at once, for as far as-1 have been able to and have had an opportunity of making i u . quiries and investigations as to the crops in general, they seem to lx* abundant and in most instances of a good quality. Some few crops were damaged to a certain extent h v the early frost, but not so seriously as im ports say since they are only sensational rxo. Heath ol'C. M. Travis. In the death of Chester M. Travis, Helena loses one of its oldest and best known resi dents. His health has for a long time 'been impaired, and the accident which happened to him last week, by which he received se vere internal injuries, proliahly hastened his death. Fortunately his family which was making arrangements to go to the- States shortly, was here and with him in his last moments. Mr.* Travis has been one of tin* most active and enterprising of our citizens. In handling horses he was an expert and probadly did more business ofthat kind- than any one who ever lived in Helena. If he had possessed the faculty of-^keeping money as lie had that of makingrit. he could easily have been the richest tnan in Helena. Un fortunately for hintefftis money went as easily as it came, and yielded little satisfaction or bene (it to anyone.' Ho leaves but little for his noble aiid fhithfril wife and large family of boys, but fortunately a part already art old enough and well* able to provide for themselves. With some conspicuous failings Mr. Tfuvi. hafl kirtny noble traits: He was generous, public spirited and unceasing in hiA activities'. His convictions wore sound and elevated, though he could not, in com mon w ith the larger part of our race, reduce •them to practice in his own* life. Our Main street will never more resound with his fam iliar voice, and every old resident returning w ill inquire for and miss the irrepressible auctioneer of old times. Peace to his ashes as they are laid away under the sweet, delic ious sunshine of mellow autumn. He h;i> gone to the land where the weary find rest A Sad Accident. Ihiriug the passage of the steamer Hutte from the Coal Banks to Cow Island, Thomas Mulqtvin accidentally fell overboard and was drowned. He was engaged in passing wood at the time near the pantry, and stepped on a gréasy spot, slipped, and liefere assistance could he rendered, was overboard. Mr. Mill quin was a son of Patrick Mulqtiin. one of the employees of the-boat, who enjoys an ex cellent reputation, having been in the river business for fifteen years. The young man w as 19 yearn of age, well educated, had come up to this country expecting fo engage in business with a cousin in Montana, but tint liking the country conelnded to return. Mr. Mulquin has the sympathy of his many friends in his sad bereavement; Every effort will be made to recover the body .—Bismarck Tribune , 8th imt* > . . The Frontier Index makes this pungent observation, which all Montana will en dorse : "Fqrt Logan was named, with con spicuous propriety, after a gdllant Captain in the Seventh Infantry who was killed at the. battle of Big,Hole; but having now been moved to another location the name has been changed to hurt Maginnis. We feel that wc are only expressing the senti ments of the people, of the West Side when we characterize, it as an outrage thus to cxhalt a small politician by. putting a slight upon the memory of a noble »soldier who offered up bis life for their protec tion." The New York Herald says that Judge Tourgee, author of "A Fool's Errand." did great service in the- Indian campaign. Sober, serious and fair, he recounted with thrilling earnestness many of tlie outrage-* which he had personally''witnessed, and >ore convincing testimony to tin*"bitter eetional feeling of the »South. His appeal for Southern emancipation from ari.-t" cratjc domination was tlie most eloquent and effective plea heard upon tin* hu-ting 'f the H< »osier St:H'e. 1 ' w k St y ma ut i fàcttii érs 'di n cd together recently-—thirteen tlrom being I-Vnif» erats. In talking ovi*r the-politicahsifna* tion they all agreed that it was for 'the in terest of the country that Garfield should be elected and each subscribing *10,666 t" thé campaign' fund' before leaving tic table. John Roach the s'liip builder, though invited, rould' not nlafce it con venient to be present., but >c'nt hi- check ■ for *2n,o0o for the same fund. Breaking of'the enthusiasm ol th»* Ke publicans of New York. Chauncoy M. D - Tew, attorney for the New York Central Railroad, who has been speaking for f ,;1J " field in various part.-» of the State, «ay* : "It is the same at all places where 1 ha'e been, f never before saw the people ?><' thoroughly aroused to the necessity ()l electing the Republican ticket."