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THE WEEKLY HERALD.
Special Inducements to Campaign and Other Subscribers. . Special attention ia called to the current i»sue of the Wfeki.y Herald— a superb number of the representative Republican journal of Montana. Its contents in part embrace the following political features: Proceed in j of the Republican Terri of the Republican p tonal Convention Complete text lorru. l ull reports of the speeches delivered at Kutte and Helena by the Republican can didate for Delegate, Col. Wilbur F. San der-. Addresses of Chairman MeCu tclieon, of the Republican Territorial Committee, and Messrs. Kurleigb, Kotkin, ifaldorn, Carter, ind oiiiers at Butte and Helena September Kith and Kith. The usual complete telegraphic reports, Territorial news, editorial comment, miscel my. etc., supplement the foregoing. During the [lending jiolitical campaign 'he Wki.kj.y Herai.ii will l>e of purticu ,ti intere-t to Republicans in every part of Montana. As a family journal it is unsur passed in the Northwest, and once intro- j •bleed in the home no household is will- j ug to do without it. Our political friends iu every county are lurticularly requested to assist in extend ng the circulation of the AVekkia . Any person sending us four yearly pre- ; [•aid subscriptions ($12) will he entitled to the Weekly Herald for one year. Cor seventy-five cents, single subscribers | will )>e furnished the Weekly Hekai.d up to .January 1st. 1887. Cor the same period the Weekly Hkk- j m u will be furnished to a club of six sub- i scribers for $-1. The Wlkkia Hekai.d is the largest j and conceded the handsomest and best newspaper published in Montana. Subscriptions are solicited on the terms above indicated. Address, RISK BROS., Publishers, Helena, M. T. — ♦ (»en. Mitchell (Dem.) is out strong for the re-election of Gov. Rusk, of AViscon ' 41D - _ _ 'The banker's son, Anthony Drexel, Jr., redded Aliss Rita Aimstrng, at Elberon, X. .. last week. 1 1 can t be Jerry Collins who is eating all that crown down at Benton. .Speak up, -ome one. and tell us. Senator Sherman is booked for several -Ileeches in Kentucky and Michigan before entering into the Ohio campaign. The "bow-legged gladiator" is a hard man to dow n. and there isn't the least bit ni' fear that anv Democrat will forget it. The tax-paying Democrats who will join the Republicans in support of W. N. Bald win for Treasurer are too many to count. The Indiana Republicans confidently count on electing their State ticket and expect to gain four members of Congress. "Not guilty, sir, but without the means to juo\e my innocence, ' was Martin Irons' ; melancholy answer as he stood up iu a i Kansas City police court the other day to receive his sentence for drunkenness. I)i-positI of Public Land-. Washington, September Jl. — Com missioner Sparks, of the General Land Office, has prepared a statement, -howiüg the disposal of public lauds for »he fiscal year, ending June JO, 1886, from which it j .tppears that the total number of entries j were 227,474, embracing an area of 20,091,- j acres. The amount of money received i lor this land was 87,412,767. The original homestead entries were made to the numlier ol 61,633, covering an area of 9,14."»,135 acres. The lists ol selections made by the railroad companies under dif ferent agents aggregate 2,311,037 acres. The number ol timber culture entries made was 34 996, comprising .7,389,309 acres. The remaining area disposed of > onsists of military, bounty land warrant locations, script locations, State selections, wagon road selections, agricultural and rollege selections. Final proof was made upon 19,376 homestead entries, embracing an area of 2,663,532 acres, and timber cul ture entries, numbering 1,036 and covering an area of 141,694 acres. The above loca tions do not include the disposal of In dian lands, amounting to 17,562 entries, j •■omprising an area ot LL>~. >9(* acres, on j Under the head of cash sales are included 17,712 pre-emption entries, with an a"ea of i 2,279,216 acres, and 2,718 desert land en- , tres with an area of <53,688 acres. Ihe mineral entries numbered 1,1. 2.», covering .ui area of 22,680 acres. There were 5,887 | .ui area of 22,680 acres. There were 5,887 | homestead entries commuted to the cash | entries, covering an area of 1,096,487«acres. This last area is not included in the total area shown to have been disposed of, as it was accounted lor when the orignal home stead entries were made. The numlier of acres disposed of in Ihe different States and Territories were as follows : Alabama 226,627 ; Arkansas 277,281 ; Arizona 534, 139: California 1,348,678 ; Colorado 1,282, 674: Dakota 3,075,085; Florida 231,799; Idaho 272,019 ; Iowa 4,337 ; Kansas 5,636, "24; Louisiana 142,564; Michigan 109,963; Minnesota 417,732; Mississippi 175,626; Missouri 269,045; Montana 911,574; Ne braska 3,551,518; Nevada 280,988; New Mexico 202,850; Oregon .704,863; Utah 299,776; AVasbington 544,828; 237,587 : AA'yoming 153, 572. 991,967. Wisconsin j Total 20, ike House of Commons this afternoon that . [•ersonal communications were passing in l.ondon between a representative of Her Majesty's government and the United 'Mates Minister, in the direction of the re moval of the friction between the fishing uterests of the United .States and Canada, arising out of the delects of the present treaties. The Fishery Question. London, Septemlier 22. — Ferguson, j • oder 1 oreign .Secretary, announced _ in J TUE DUT V OF AN ATTORNEY. The opposition bas fully disclosed the | nature of the light that is to he waged against Col. Sanders. We are not sur . P ri *ed at the shape in which the issue is presented. Every grievance that any body in any part of Montana lia- against any portion of the Northern Pacific management is to be charged up against ( "1. Sanders because of his at torn ey j ship for that company. In the line of his employment and'professional duty, j j ; | j i j lie lias served the company loyally and acceptably, and would be unworthy of the support of Montana voters if he had not done so. The fact that he has been recognized as possessing the fore most ability among so many able attor neys is an assurance that if the people of .Montana make him their attorney at Washington he will -.erve them with equal ability aud -uccess. That is the way sensible men would look at the question. If an attorney as sumes to tran-act the general business ot a client, he cannot honorably exer cise his own choice to take that portion he likes and reject the rest, and -till le~s would he be justified in assuming to at tend any part of a client's business and betraying or neglecting it. Because Mr. Toole is a member nf a firm engaged in the defense of our de faulting ex-Treasurer, it would be un ju-t to charge him with being a party to the default, and appeal to those who condemned defaulters and defalcations to vote against him. It would !>e an argument on a par with that urged against Co!. Sanders in connection with the Northern Pacific Coal Company. What Col. Sanders has done tor this company, if anything, we presume is only what Air. Toole would havedone or any other attorney. it ha- nothing j whatever to do with the question at issue ! this campaign. Nobody charges or pretend- that Col. ."•anders had anything ' to do with drawing up the offensive regu- 1 lation- ofthat company. We remember j <»nce to have seen a printed copy of them • and have expre-sed our opinion- lreely concerning them. We would never ac cept a place to work under -uch re-trie tions and would never advise any one else to do so. We should hope .Montana would never have a resident within her ! borders willing to accept employment J on any such terms. If the company j can't lind men to work under such un- : reasonable conditions tliev will un doubtedly change them. The rules seem i to have been drawn to suit a lot of con- j j tract laborers, such as have been j m . j ported from Hungary' and Poland into | the coal regions of Pennsylvania. They ! are not suited to the latitude of Montana, ; nor does Montana want any men who will submit to work under such restric tions. tions. While as an honorable attorney < 'ol. Sanders may have defended unworthy men and cau-es to the best of his abili ty, no sensible and self-respecting citizen will think the worse ot him for I ; i it. But as to his personal opinions, his politieal principles, no man in any part Of the country has been more outspoken and consistent in the defense of the weak and the oppressed, whether his color were black, yellow, white or any other shade. His convictions of per sonal duty are his own, and lie ha- never faltered in their defense against anv odd-. To have such an advocate ol oui rights in Washington is not a mere party question ; it assumes a rank far above any party or personal considerations. If we bave a decent, respect for our own self-interest we ought to welcome the opportunity. There is confessedly not a man in Alontana who knows more of our his tory, wants and ambitions. There is who outranks C Nor is there anders in one whose inter j not one j ability, j esta are more identified with our own, i who can give such pledges of fidelity to . c ' " ' mg os. If he ha- been laithlui in the dis charge of disagreeable duties, we may be sure that iu those that enlist all the sympathies of his nature lie will be a still abler and more successful cham pion. the discharge ot the duty <»t represent New Xorthvxst : The Democratic party for a third of a century has been clamoring of Republican extravagance and misrule and promising if it were restored to power a better administration It has been in power eighteen months. In that brief time it has made a record of infidelity and G f antagonism to the interests that be presented to the attention of ever >' voter in the Territory and he woulu | have to be recreant to bimselt and to Mon- i tana who would endorse it by his vote- j a stinging rebuke the injuries this adminis Kespect for the intelligence of Montana for . . .. 4 ,, v -____ blds a doilbt that at the P° Ils in Member the people of this Territory will resent by tration has worked and is continuing to j work upon them. It is therefore with the most hearty satisfaction we accept the re sults of the Butte Convention and welcome the opening of the campaign. There seems to be little hope of the ad mission of either Dakota, Montana or AA'asbington except as a dintinct national issue. It will be just as easy to secure the admission of all three as of one. Cleveland would veto such a measure if it passed Congress dtiriDg his administration, it' Congress dtiriDg his administration, it' w jjj take two years to get this question before the country as it deserves, but it ____ a, 'A niocr_ ' will be a leading issue two yearsjlience. It | j s time that Alontana made it so at once, j jj on tana will never become a State under j Mr. Freezer is another who will insist on his privilege ot remaining a pri\ate (iti ; zen. As Hank himself puts it, I am t | going to let anybody spoil a good cattle j man in trying to make a poor sheriff." ! CHOOSI.NO its own issues. the Demo i We were not surprised a cratic organ that is championing Mr. Toole's re-election that it has selected as its ' supreme issue'' the fact that Col. San is I tiers has been attorney for the Northern \ Pacific Railroad gion It is no proper issue at all in this campaign. Jn our yester day's article we -aid all that we care to say on this false side issue. We see no reason to alter or amend our pleadings. Nor do we care to be draw n awav into explanation for the benefit of those who purposely miscoa-true them. In re marking that the Coal Company's rules seem to have been drawn to suit a lot of contract laborer-, such as have been im ported into the Pennsylvania coal re f was no un Poland and Hungary, there ntimation that the Timberline ! coal miner- were of this cla--. .fudging wholly by report- from Pennsylvania, thi-se contract laborer- front Hungary and Poland are avert low. degraded lot of mortals, herding together like swine, j living like swine, willing to work for little or nothing. < 'ongress, voicing the opinion- of all classes of our people, has legislated wisely against the introduction of such a servile, degraded class of labor-j er-. We want none of them. We want j j ! neither -lave- nor halt -laves of any color, cither from China, Poland or anywh- re el-e. We went no immigrants who will not make intelligent, inde pendent, -elf-re-pecting and law-abiding citizens. We are ju-t as much opposed j to the oppression of labor by capital, as 1 we art violer)' hoUiut opposed ■ to dictât violent po lo workingmen using - to their employers, session of their prop erty. destroying such property and pre venting other- from working who choose on such tern - ns they willing to ac CC! IK fie laborin' there is war Rather than c appeals to no true inej.'i to men who will teach that ' I^tween capita! and a *or. 1 be a P ar ^ T 10 i - n A demagog j workingmen to rise in arm- against their • employers and dictate their own terms, Will or vrast nc-ver contest. Capital and lab ploye. -hail both be itical employer equally and em free and ! equally protected by the law-, J M hat is lor the intere-t of capi tal is j ike interest ol labor in the long run, : an 'i s0 » on the °ther hand, what is for the :n tere"t of labor is for the interest of i capital. Neither can get along without • j the °ther. nor can the one prosper with j out the other prospers, too. All appeals n i r.es.roy, ue v.ould prefer ; j orner j out tne other prospers, too. All appeals j | ^ * * passi »n >u e.ther .ide , ! on '^ prevent the settlement that can come ; } ; frora fuli and dispassionate consideration j of all interests involved. On the general issue, Which ha On the general issue, Which party ha done the mo«t for the laboring man in this country? we have referred to the records of deeds accomplished, of laws enacted, not to party platforms, li the working men of America are so blind as . to pin their faith to a party that has up trade, which would bring >f tite free laborer , already with the mor» : ing men, and we hav j the final result. ship of the free laborers of America into direct competition with the products of the pauper labor of Europe, then indeed we pity the folly of such creatures. The time will come when thi- blindne-s an 1 folly will pass away. It has come held slavery, that has opposed free homesteads, free schools, free speech and the tree ballot; that advocates free e workman intelligent labor e no anxietv about 1 But the is*ue of this campaign in Alontana is not over the wisdom and justice of the regulation- of the North ern Pacific Coal ('ompanv, nor whether Col. Sanders has done his duty as an attorney. I 'The two legitimate issues are, first, whether the free, self-respectimr citizens j of Alontana will so abase themselves as 1 to -av that they endor-e the administra | tion of Grover Cleveland, so offensively : ...... interest of Montana ; and. second, will ; the people of Alontana trust their su j ! • | ; and consistently hostile to every leading j jireiue hope of adrai—ion as a State to a party that is in the hands of those who have -hown an uncompromising, -ettled hostility to the admission of any new' State in the Northwest. These* are the real issues and don't These are issues that :n open, manly Air. i Y^ u forget them ' m ay be [discussed in I way, with self-respect and profit ; Toole is a gentleman and we shall say nothing against him personally. He is | unfortunately affiliated with an adminis ofMonlanajtrationandapartythathaveshow nthem selves hostile to the best interests of | Alontana, aud for that reason has no j i claim upon the voters of Alontana. j In Col. Sanders the people of Alontana will have the ablest champion of their present wants and future hope«, and in j the Republican party and it" restoration t to the cpntrol of the government lies all I j tJje ), ope 0 f Montana ever becoming a ! State, or of prospering a State. when it becomes New North-West : Colonel Sanders needs no introduction to Montanians. He is of ! Montana since civilization first grappled with savagery in the struggle for her fair ! domain, and in all the tens of thousands ! that have come or have gone no man has ■ done more to advance her welfare or can j Capital. »u^wumunauumiuaKi this opportune time rallied to him an un solicited strength that stood steadfast until more ablv represent her in the Nation's ~ .. . ». .. .. ... ! Capital. It is these considerations that at r j j in appreciation of his fidelity, the repre-entatii publieauism rose as him as their chief. j The victory in Maine has crept up to 14. kjt), which is not asse.ere a rebuke ; to .Mr. Blame as our Mugwump rriends : would have liked to see. It is a ' rebuke*' that pleases James G. immensely. ! 8 CANADA RAMPANT. Secretary Bayard seems to have iu heriteda world of trouble with his office, j Holding the foremost position in the ad- ! ministration, charged with the adminis tration of foreign affairs, instead of win- ning laurels for himself and credit and j influence to the country in some meas- j ure proportionat to its power, lie has : blustered before the weak and cowered ! before the strong till he has forfeited j tlie respect even of his party associates. ; We are again in controversy with our j northern neighbors. Throughout the j entire -eason the Canadian authorities, ! with an in-olence that should have been rebuked sharply at the first, and with a high and violent show of obstinate and unreasonable self-will, have been harry - ! ing our fishing vessels in the eastern waters, refusing to them the courtesies and advantages of trade that even under I th'- strongest provocation have not been j denied them in our own waters and sea- j j ports, -eizing our vessels on the most j trivial pretexts and having their own i sweet will in their customary bull-dog j fashion, till the patience of our people i is exhausted with them and the manage- : ment of our own State Department. ; j Bayard and Minister Phelps were quite j j fishermen from insolence and outrage, 1 Now another interesting case demands see willing to negotiate an extradition ( treaty with England that would return i every Irishman, provoked to retaliate; for centuries ot cruel wrong, hut they j have no heart, zeal or skill to secure our j the Secretary's attention. A Canadian • steamer ha- been poaching on our seal j preserve-in Alaskan waters, stealing up ; undercover of fog and killing seals on j our own soil. The little fussy, bluster ing Canadian minister is making as I much noise over it as a bumblebee in an i empty oyster can. j He is going te» have the immediate ! release of the steamer on his own ficti tious statement of facts. With an insolence that fitly deserves »low, thi- snarling puppy says Canada j snt afraid, the British government will Uack „j, a ]j demand.« He lias probably taken a measure of Bayard and lias observed in the case of Cutting how safe it is even for so weak a power as Mexico to defy him. When dealing with some little Central American State, or the Creole republic of Hayti, Mr. Bayard has been very prompt and bold. The country wants to j >me corresponding spirit in con- 1 troversies with Great Britain. ' \y e want no war and are conscious j enough i»| our weakness in war ships, j } nit |>o yar( i mistakes the temper and I spiritof the American people if he thinks spiritof the American people they would bate a jot of a just demand j j they would bate a jot of a just demand for fear of a'l Hurope"combined. If the Onward ha- been unjustly seized, and it so appears after a full and thorough in vestigation, let her be released, but if she has violated any law we would never re lease lier, though all the war ships of ngland were anchored along our coast with port holes open and guns -hotted If crowded into a fight, there are some reasons why our people would prefer to fight England ! ralher than any , )0 wer on earth. The I- Iingow are in pre sent control of that j COUIltry llD(I we owe them nothing but a ; and matches burnim j thorough thrashing. With Gladstone at the head of the government we should feel very different, but with .Salisbury we would not stir a hair's breadth to avoid a fight. Once such a war begun, England would be retired from this con tinent forever. I he time and the case lias come when if Bayard has any metal in him it'should appear, or he should step down and out of a position that he has already suffi ciently dishonored. The Herald is indebted to its contem ! porary, the Independent, for another ex • emplilieation of its disinterested gener | osity. For a second time it surrenders the j greater part of its editorial space to a free and much appreciated advertisement of the Herald and its editor. Our thanks are due and at the first opportunity ren dered. The early day and after war inci dent. while but partly related as repro duced from so good a paper as the National Tribun e, is doubly valued in the form in which our contemporary now presents it. A much fuller report the Herald files of twenty years ago tarnish, and these vol umes of pioneer history are at the disposal of our neighbor if it desires to give to ns at this time additional con spicuosity. The Herald is flattered that at any moment a brief and passing para graph from these columns becomes the in spiration of the Independent and commands at pleasure the preemption of its pages. "After twenty-jive years of misrule by the Republican party." There are maDy Demo crats as well as Republicans anxious to know how Major Maginnis will get around Baat hM «P<> n history contained in the opening words of the Alontana Democratic Union platform. It is stated that the Major has committed himself to speak for Air. Toole who stands upon a platform utterance of that king in seeking a second term in Con gress. Fonr years of the twenty-five of Republican rule were occupied in the sup pression of rebellion and the saving of a nation, and during that trying period Major Maginnis was a soldier fighting for the old flag and standing loyally by the ~ . »• Government lor the restoration ol the ; t- • ->*»»» • •-• ... ^ Union. The Major is ninxself part of the ; record of the Republican party from '61 to '65, and it will lie a strange thing to hear him j an<1 " ee ' ----- It is good news to hear that the Apaches have all reached Florida. AYe confess our j fears were that they would get away enroule I . - „ -T__ - 7 I The entering class at AA ellesley College | this year numbers 165. CUINESE RETALIATION. The reported attacks upon American j missionaries in China and the destruc- j ! tion of their property is not uuxepect- | ed. It is a natural sequence of the Bock j Springs affair, and we mav congratu j late ourselves that our missionaries j escaped with their lives. The Chinese : government will be quite ready to allow ! the claim of damages to be deducted j from the amount allowed by our Con ; gre*>s for the destruction of Chinese j property in this country. How can we j object to the offset ? One was as much ! oi an outrage as the other, and if the responsible then I mas-acre wa j not sure that any seriou j made to arrest any one. Chinese government ours is too. We are in a bad fix and can hardly see how to get out of it without loss and discredit. far as we ever heard, not a man engaged in the Bock Springs »unished. We are effort was ever These same rt j suits that have recently occurred were i then predicted, and we »»leaded then j that our government should make thor i ough work of punishing that disgrace : ful crime cr call home our missionaries ; and merchants, j The question ha come up now wnen I ole question I , i : I 1 1 ( we have to consider the w! i of intercourse with China, Bather than admit unrestricted Chi j nese immigration to this country, we are j fully prepared to renounce all trade in tercourse with China, now and forever. We would call home every American • resident in China and expel every China- ■ j man from American -oil. And then , ; we would impose a prohibitory tariff : j upon tea and every other 1 product of China. If China wants non-intercourse, • I we sav let her have it. We do not Ire- ! i lieve in fighting to impose trade upon i j any people. We can get along without ! ! the intercourse and make money by it. If our revolutionary fathers and mothers i were willing to go without tea to avoid ! paying a stamp tax to Great Britain, we ! ought to be willing to do the same to get j rid of the Chinese in tin would not exercise any cruelty or rou- j bery towards any of them in this coun- | a ! ! try. We owe it to ourselves, not to them, to treat them humanely. Even without expelling any of them, if none others were allowed to come, they would soon disappear. Large as our country is, it is too small j to admitjany class of population unfit or i 1 unwillimr to become citizens. The nortl 1 unwillimr to become citizens. The nortl ' of Europe will furnish us with all the j immigration we need, j This course may' call upon us to re I nounce some of our dreams of a vast £ aci , fi ® commerce, but it is as well that the delusion be dissolved at once, so far as China is concerned. The less trade and intercourse we have with China the better will it be for us. PROGRESS OF SETTLEMENT. Commissioner Sparks gives a sum mary of the public lands entered during the la-t fiscal year and shows where they lie. Brief as the statement is, it is a very interesting and suggestive subject for study. Of all the 21,000,(XXI acres entered more than half lie in the States of Kansa- and Nebraska and the Terri tory of Dakota. This is un the line of the grand march of emigration. It is; now well out into the heart of the "Great American De-ert," a- it used to be called. Neither deserts or moun tains divert this grand advance. It will soon be all over Wyoming, Alontana and Idaho, its it is now over Dakota and Western Nebraska and Kansas. it is broadening out as it moves west. It is occupying Colorado and New Mexico, i -n i •• .1 «< ami will soon be crowding the Aformons rwnf Tfot, I» 1 11 ,*n ■ a El*. »L.. out ot l tali. It tmn> a>ide liom the , 4 .,, , »southern States, which still have an turns aside from the which still have an abundance of rich public land>. With all the united efforts of all the departments of this administration to delay and divert this progress of settle ment from the West to the »South, there is no sign of halt or change. Nineteen twentieths of all the new settlements are in the free, progressive West, though j the .South otters richer lands at cheaper j rates. Can any one doubt the reason for this decided preference? Can any one doubt what the outcome is to be ? The solid .South will be a long wav in the . ° . rear of the procession before the nine . . . , . teenth century completes its lew remain-I . , „ , ! ing circles of the seasons. • _ "I WOULD vote for the devil to l*eat j Grant," yelled the ranting old fossil in the i Democratic convention last Saturday. A j more contemptible spectacle no delegate in I a political body ever made And yet, while the assembled repre- j sentatives probably took no stock in the of himself. ! bled repre- I malignant utterance, they permitted it to pass without any other sign of disapproval than utter silence. Had justice in a fuller measure been meted out the chattering old ; mossback would have been hissed from ; the floor, or summarily ejected from the presence of the convention. One argument only can lie used to per suade Mr. Dahler to do service ia plugging a hole on the Democratic ticket. "A'ou in cur uo risk whatever of election and in permitting your name to remain on the Danier may perfiaps trunk fie is better to suffer for the party's sake than ? = other unfortunate. ticket j'ou relieve the Democracy of the ! serious embarrassment of trying to induce j another to make a like sacrifice." Air. j Dahler may perhaps think he is better able : *-*- — The cotton seed oil syndicate lias secur- i some and $7. It bids fair to become as oppres- j sive a mopoly to the South as the Standard J Oil Company is in the control of coal oil. j The same men are manipulating both. The j stock of the cotton seed syndicate, which I wafi [^ned at $20 per share, is now quoted ! at $ 56 . 75 . From the Daily Herald of September I s . COUNTY DEMOCRATS. j - | The Adjourned Convention Meets at N< j To day and Adiourns Still Further. Iiey Reassemble at .'I O'clock Uoulirni flic Caucus Nominees a imI Having exercised their accustomed defensive tactics to the fall ex tent in awaiting the announce ment of the Republican nominees before they dared to name their own ticket, the Democrats of Lewis aud Clarke county in their representative delegates from dif ferent precincts met again to-day pursuant I to adjournment. The hour of noon saw a , veiy few of the delegates and some spec tators iu the court house, and after allow ing the time for assembling to lapse a quarter of au hour, Harry Comly, the president of tlie* laxly, advanced to the chair, called the meeting to order and in vited all delegates to seats w ithin the j ail ing. About forty lesjiouded, and when they were seated the secretary, J. K. M. Neill, was instructed to call the roll. This lie proceeded to do, and launched out on the names from the Helena precinct with THE SPEED OF A It ACE HOUSE, proving by his rapidity of utterance aud the copv lie held before his eyes that there was at least one Democrat present who knew how to read. The lightning veloci ty with which the names of the delegates shot from the secretary's lips raised a dark suspicion in the minds of some that he had learned them by heart m order to avoid the risky experiment of trusting his eyes on a Democratic copy, but however that may he his speed of enunciation was great that it moved t ol. Johnston to *dl a halt and suggest more moderation in ca B* n K the r °h- ^he secretary obeyed the m l uest aud proceeded with the roll call at QOt atten(1 TLcrefore vtud er the impres sjon that many o1 * the delegates were simi larly situated he would suggest that the convention take a recess lor a lew hours, to allow those that were at present otherwise engaged to get around; and that the convention might name some com mittees lrelore they adjourned to work a more measured pace. A limited num ber responded, and in view of the sparse attendant e Chairman Comly arose and said: That as he was on the wav to the convention he met a couple of delegates who had misnn- : derstood the time of meeting and could during the intermission. This evidently showed that the conven tion preferred turther procrastination, ; probably to allow the slate makers a little additional time to complete the construe- ; tion of the diminutive blackboard. Mr. Davidson moved that a committee of three lie appointed on order of business. The motion was seconded, the number inc •reused to live by amendment and car ried. As this committee the chair ap pointed Messrs. A. J. Davidson, Matt Car roll, John Pelletier, Hugh Daly and J. D. Ton rad. ihe chair named Col. Johnston as one ol lllfcm hers ol the committee, ,mt feïcused himsell on the ground that he had just returned from a "still hunt" for lisb around the Great Falls of the Missouri and had not yet settled down to business. James Sullivan moved the appointment of a committee of live on BLATFORM AND KE.SOl.L'TJONS. The motion carried, and the chair ap pointed as such eommittee Messrs. James Sullivan, James Swope, Col. Johnston, Dr. Swallow and AV. H. Ewing. Col. Johnston ; interposed another objection to this familiar use of his uame, and after making another allusion to his piscatorial excursion and as serting that lie had other fish to fry ihis ; i < ! ° j , afternoon, he was excused and the name of ».. il* „ », „ u.-. , r ».• Col. AA . K. Hundley was substituted tor bis 1 ... on this committee. Col. A\\ K. Hundley was substituted for bis on this committee. At this point, Hugh McQuaid distin guished himself by moving a recess until ! 3 o'clock. Jerry Robinson moved an amendment to j - o'clock. He wanted to get home to-night j ant l was doubtful it be could make it it j adjourned until three. j Colonel Johnston—" Sit down, Jerry. j }® u don * " ant to S® home. [Laughter. I We may have to ratify to-night, and if we do you want to lie on hand." Another delegate supported the 3 o'clock motion, stating that it would give the corn . . , mittees more time to work, . Jerry Robinson— The committees don't . .. „ ,,, . ! need more time, Mr. Chairman. The gen • , „ T j „ tleman knows as well as I do that what j wor k taey have to do can he done in fil i n minutes. Recess till 2 o clock will j S* ve them an hour aud a half, and it those I committees are not smart enough to do j J° urn * nu ' a,e ri 6 111 uere- L ,jau g n ter.j ! Before the question was put Col. John son got an expression from the chair to the ! ! Ikeir work in that time, we had better ad- • I •i° urn s ^ ne ^' e right here. [Laughter.] effect that the delegates who had not yet ; presented their credentials should hand ; tkem to the secretary, who would turn ; them o\er to the committee in time lor them to report alter the recess. The motions were then put to vote, the ; amendment was lost, and the convention ! decided upon a recess until three o'clock ! this afternoon. The chairman brought down the gavel and the meeting broke up. the convention REASSEMBLED ! at 3 o'clock, upon call of the chairman. j Present the same officers and a larger num- : j lier ol lioth delegates and spectators. After ' : coming to order, a recess of tea minutes i "At 3:20 the convention was called to or- ! was [akgjj t0 a  ow the committee on reso lutions time to make up their report. and proceed to the nominations. , ou county commissioners Dr. Steele proposed the names of Llizur Beach and John C. Curtin. They were nominated by acclamation. FOR membre of the council Hon. AA . B. Hundley was nominated by E. D. Edgerton. and declared the nominee of the convention by acclamation. FOE REPRESENTATIVES Thos. L. Gorham and Wm. Mutb were nominated by acclamation. The former's name was proposed by A. J. Davidson, and the latter by J. S. M. Neill. At this point the committee on resolu tions appeared and made their re port through their chairman. Mr. Sullivan, l'he resolutions were read, en dorsing Delegate Toole's services, approv ing the » ourse of the Démocratie House of Representative-, urging the nomination of upright men to offices of public trust, welcoming the advent of rail roads. pledging that the Democratic nominee-, if elected, would resign if re quested uy the county's representatives, endorsing the agitation over the court house bugaboo, etc. A Then concluded the report was received and adopted and the committee discharged. Having evidently determined upon their slat»' beforehand, the convention proceeded to nominate the following candidates by acclamation : l or Sheriff—John H. Freezer, familiarly known as "Hank.' 7 For this oliice Jerry Robinson, a delegate from the rural dis tricts, not familiar with the inside work in.:- of the slate makers, placed in nomina tion Mr. James .Sullivan. Air. Sullivan arose and thanked the delegate for the honoi,but declined the nomination. Where upon tire unsophisticated member created much merriment by withdrawing his pro posal oi Mr.Sullivan's name. l or Treasurer— Chas. L. Dahler. Clerk and Recorder—Daniel Marshal. Probate Judge—J. M. Clements. Assessor—Wm. Kiekett. County Attorney—Wm. Wallace. County Superintendent of Schools Mrs. Mary Kinney. County Surveyor—Jno. W. Wade. Public Administrator— L. F. I.at roix. Coronor— Dr. W. C. Morris. The following gentlemen were ap pointed members of the Democratic Cen tral Committee for the county : James Sullivan, chairman ; J. S. M. Neill, Secre tary; A. J. Davidson. Treasurer; R. H. : p James Ir Halford, Joseph Conrad, ^^ ^ , ir ., en! Later iu the atternoon the Helena Pre cinct delegates met and nominated the following precinct officers: For Constables—John A. Quirk and Wm. Lareaa. Justices ot the Peace—Terence O'Don nell and E. M. Hovt. There was not the shadow of a chance [ 0r a contestant to appear in the Demo ; çratic conv ention with any show wbateve tha.t the "slate" could lie broken. The ; trouble in fact was to scare up sacrificial offering- enough to contribute a set of nominees, It is told in Louisville that a party of Kentucky officials from Frankfort recently went in to the country to brace up. Walk ing lazily along one day they came across a big rattlesnake lying across (be road. a All saw it, but no one paid the least at tention to it. and each carelessly stepped over it and said nothing. A farmer watch ed the proceedings iu horror, killed the snake, and asked the officials what was ureant by such conduct. It then trans pired that every man in the crowd was afraid to acknowledge seeing the snake for fear the others would say he "had 'em." Besides, it was such an every-day affair for men to see. snakes in Frankfort that no one thought anything of a single snake In the path. Ox July 1. 1884, the extended three per ; cent government bonds amounted to $238, i 512,150. These have beeu called in from time to time, till there remains, after the < 142d call has matured, only about $90, j 1X10,000. More than $25.000.000 of those ,, , , . , called, and OD Which interest has ceased, are stnl outstanding. .There is now in the treasury enough of a surplus above the $100,000,000 reserve to redeem nearly every one of the outstanding three per cent, bonds. The State of Georgia, by constitutional amendinent j n repudiated over eight The receipts of the treasury now average a million per day, and in the first half of the current month were $6,060,<XX) in ex cess of expenditures. millions of its debt contracted under Gov Bullock, and is now feeling the conse quences in a refusal to allow its new State bonds listed on the New York lixchange, and the Attorney General of the State has decided that the savings banks cannot in vest in Georgia Jionds. Every repudiated Southern .State debt will have to be paid l»efore its credit will be recognized in the money world. ! per room in the Western Union building and eat a plain but substantial lunch, ' says ! the New York Sun. "Every day at 1 o'clock $300,000,000 sit • around a little mahogany table in an up per room in the Western Union buiidinc "The millions belong ; to Jay Could, Sidney Dillon, Russell Sage and ex-Governor Alonzo B. Cornell. All were country boys and wore «hoes only on Sunday." ; Charleston has her quota of mean ! meU- A ric k alderman, whose palatial ! kome had just been completed at a cost off between $100,000 and $200,000 and escaped w 'tbout ser i°ns damage, has bis horses in tents while bis poor neighbors are shiver ing on the outside. Une of the wealthiest men in t,ie city, who has lost about $50, 000 of kis $1,000,000. has raised the rent 0D a11 bis buildings 25 per cent. Inter-Mountain: The Ricer Pres«, which for six mouths has done little but berate doe Joolc lor do.ng nothing towards open what a fall was there, m,v countrymen : Ihe New A ork Star'* poet rabidly Democratic.! tells the truth in the follow ing touching lines : '\Ye remark. wit I That the State of Ha. gone attain For .lame" U Blaine • pa Ma