THE WEEKLY HERALD.
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embrace the following political features:
of the Republican Terri
of the Republican p
l ull reports of the speeches delivered at
Kutte and Helena by the Republican can
didate for Delegate, Col. Wilbur F. San
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.
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Territorial news, editorial comment, miscel
my. etc., supplement the foregoing.
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Address, RISK BROS., Publishers,
Helena, M. T.
(»en. Mitchell (Dem.) is out strong for
the re-election of Gov. Rusk, of AViscon
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'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.
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
The Fishery Question.
London, Septemlier 22. — Ferguson, j
• oder 1 oreign .Secretary, announced _ in J
TUE DUT V OF AN
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
one whose inter
j not one
j esta are more identified with our own,
i who can give such pledges of fidelity to
. c ' " '
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
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
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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.
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
I tiers has been attorney for the Northern
\ Pacific Railroad
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
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
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
■ to dictât
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
there is war
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,
Capital and lab
ploye. -hail both
! 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
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 no anxietv about
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
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
; 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
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
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
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
this opportune time rallied to him an un
solicited strength that stood steadfast until
more ablv represent her in the Nation's
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Capital. It is these considerations that at
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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The entering class at AA ellesley College |
this year numbers 165.
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
I mas-acre wa
j not sure that any seriou
j made to arrest any one.
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
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
( 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- |
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
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
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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 ?
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
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 .
| The Adjourned Convention Meets at N<
j To day and Adiourns Still
Iiey Reassemble at .'I O'clock
Uoulirni flic Caucus Nominees
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
•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
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
! ° j
, afternoon, he was excused and the name of
».. il* „ », „ u.-. , r ».•
Col. AA . K. Hundley was substituted tor bis
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 !
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.
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
Having evidently determined upon their
slat»' beforehand, the convention proceeded
to nominate the following candidates by
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.
County Attorney—Wm. Wallace.
County Superintendent of Schools Mrs.
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.
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
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.
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
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
! 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
; 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 :
That the State of
Ha. gone attain
For .lame" U Blaine
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