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FISK BROS. - - - Publishers. R. E. FISK.......Editor THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 3 r J. 1886. REPUBLICAN TERRITORIAL NOMINATION FOK DELEGATE TO CONGRESS. WILBIR F. SANDERS, OF LEWIS AND CLARKE. Lewi« mid Clarke Republican Ticket. LEQISLATIVK. For Member of the Council—SILAS H. CROUNSE For Member« of the Houpc of Representatives— Isaac d. m< cutcheon. ELBERT D. WEED. For Joint Member of the House Jefferson and Lewis A Clarke counties)—ALEX. C. BOTKIN. COUNT V. For Sheriff—JAMES W. HATHAWAY. For Treasurer—W. N. BALDWIN. For Clerk and Recorder— W. E. FREDERICK. For I'rohate Judge—EDWIN W. CRAVEN. For Assessor—GEORGE STEELL. For County Attorney—THOS, F. CASEY. For Co. Supt. of Schools—HELEN I*. CLARKE. For County Commissioners— WM. NEGCS. ANDREW J. FISK. For Surveyor— ÎÎENJ. F. MARSH. For Publie Administrator— H. C. YAEGER. For Coroner— DR. C. G. BROWN. HELENA PEKCINCT. For Justices of the Peace— J. ARMITAGE. B. F. WOODMAN. For Constables—ANTON K('NT/. GEO. W. WHITE. For opinions of promiiuent citizens of Choteau on Joe Toole's newfpaper dicker read the Hebald's Benton letter. Anaconda Reviere ; W. F. Sanders is the man selected by the Republicans to knock Toole out of time. Sanders will make a red hot fight for it. Indignant Ciioteac Democrats are inquiring whether brother Tim isn't chief ly responsible for the humiliating plight in which Jerry's paper has been placed. The Democratic organ keeps up its mis representation of Col. Sanders, but that despicable sort of campaigning will never move or inlluence a vote from the Republi can column. A. R. McGill, Republican nominee for , Governor of Minnesota, is spoken of by the l'ioncer Riesa as "a clean, square, straightforward, sensible mao, who wil make a good executive." From the most bitter opposition the River Rees* Hops to the most abject support of Joe Toole. But a week ago it was lam ming the Democratic candidate with all its might. To-day it is lauding him to the skies ! ___ The Republicans of Minnesota have done well in speaking out in favor of free coin age ol silver. The dollar of the daddies is at par in Minnesota and the "West will stand firm to see that they are never worth less than thev are now. * Ax administration that vetoes a right of way bill for a railroad through northern Montana, may be endorsed by the River Rress for pecuniary considerations, but it never v ill be endorsed by the indei>endent and intelligent voters of that section. The Anaconda Review , which has al ways maintained an independent stand in political matters, unfolds its banners with this week's issue and declares itself square ly for Wilbur F. Sanders for Delegate to Congress, to represent the Territory of Montana at the the National Capital. Ik there is ary man in Montana silly enough to think that there is a hope of our State ambition being gratified by the Democratic party, and so craven-spirited as to be willing to endorse any part of Cleveland's administration, he should, by all means, vote the Democratic ticket. The investment of so large a share of Democratic campaign funds iu uewspaper organs is a good tribute to the intelligence of Montana voters. But men who read generally think also, and when the voters of Montana are asked to endorse the ad ministration of Grover Cleveland, we an ticipate but one response. They are neither cravens nor hypocrites. Mu. Toole luay have done all any man could have done with such an administra tion. What concerns the people of Mon tana is whether such an administration, with such a record of hostility towards us and our interests, deserves au endorsement or a stunning rebuke. Are they the pol troons, when kicked and cuffed, to turn arouud and smile back their gratitude ? Those who know 7 Colonel Sanders would expect him to say to President Cleveland : The Manitoba railroad or any other road has a right to go into and through the In dian reservation, whether yon veto the bill or not. The right stands secured upon a treaty negotiated thirty years ago, and treaties are laws that do not lose their virtue by lapse of time, and that even presidents cannot repeal. Tin: Northern Pacific Coal Company is a foreign corporation and not an issue in this campaign, but the endorsement of Cleve land's administration is made an issue by the platform of the Democratic Territorial Convention. Who has sent spies all over our Territory, into every valley and moun tain recess, to every lonely ranch and se cluded logging camp? The ready answer cames back, the Cleveland administration, that you are asked to endorse. Inter Mountain : Cleuelanil and Man ning have been engaged for the past eighteen months in a systematic attempt to depreciate silver to a purely commercial basis, and with the assistance of the AN all street gold bugs and their co-conspirators in London the price of that metal was forced down lower than it ever was before since the foundation of the government. AVere the conspiracy to succeed as Cleve land and Manning desire, nine-tenths of the silver miners of Montana would be thrown out of employment. Yet the Democratic party poses as the friend of labor and asks you to elect Joe Toole as au endorsement of its policy towards western interests. CATTLE DISEASE. Recent revelations of the existence of that dreaded cattle disease, pleuro-pneu monia, in Chicago, on a large scale, will caust? great alarm among cattlemen through all the West. The energy and thoroughness with which the matter is being investigated and the prompt de cision to isolate all stock aifected and exposed speaks well and ought to quiet all fears of danger of the disease spread ing in any direction. The Chicago stock interests are too important to be im periled or even to be clouded with a sus picion. The worst effect of this new outbreak of the disease will be the han dle made of it abroad. It will be eager ly seized upon by those interested to de cry American cattle in the markets of the Continent to throw a suspicion upon all beef that passes through Chicago. There is no good to be accomplished by trying to belittle the danger, but on the other hand, there is less reason and justice in magnifying it. The disease is not natural to this country. It has been brought in from Europe in quantities of imported stock. There have been frequent cases that have before caused great alarm and some loss, but the dangers anticipated in every case have not been realized. No more do we fear any widespread of the disease in the present instance. Where cattle have favorable surround ings they do not readily take the dis ease even when exposed, But when closely penned in cities and fed on dis tillery slops it is not a wonder that dis ease should generate and spread rapidly. On our broad ranges, where there is pure air, water and nutritious feed, with plenty of exercise, there is the least dan ger possible. The only fear or possible loss that can affect our Montana stock is the tempo rary disturbance of the market. There are no cattle shipped west at this season of the year. St. Paul has opened up stock yards, where our cattle can be old, slaughtered and dressed, so as to , ayoid even the ta int of suspicion. But the scrupulous care and solicitude of the stock yard men of Chicago shows that they are fully alive to the necessity of taking all effective measures to pro tect themselves and their customers, the shippers of cattle and the pur chasers of dressed beef. j Those who pretend to think that there is a a possible show for such au unmiti gated demagogue as Doc Ames to be elect ed Governor of Minnesota are quite wel come to hug the delusion until they break its ribs. For our part we have too much and high respect lor the intelligence of the people of Minnesota to entertain a doubt of McGill's election by a larger majority than usual. The very arts that Ames plies to delude the hoodlum elements of the populous centers will disgust the sober, sensible people who live on their farms in the country and who constitute after all the great mass of voters. But even in the cities of the State the majority of voters are all sound on occasions of general elec tions. Ames was once before elected Mayor of Minneapolis, but the next time was overwhelmingly defeated. The voters of Minneapolis seem to have their occasional sprees and in a drunken fit may elect a Mayor to suit the whim of the moment, but they get sober directly and are duly penitent and ashamed of themselves. The people of Minnesota are not in aDy humor to endorse the administration of Grover Cleveland, not even one side or corner of it. AA'e congratulate the people of Northern Montana that during the next few days they will enjoy a least of reason in the grand political addresses with which the Republican stAdard bearer is announced to favor them. Known to every man, woman and child in Montana, there will be few in any part of the Territory he may elect to visit who will not rally to his meetings and give their head and their heart's approval of the grand, undying principles of which himself and his party are the incarnation and embodiment. Noth ing here or elsewhere is required to be said in contrast of the two men asking the support ot the people for the first office in their gift. Col. Sanders has in Montana no equal in the forum of debate, and no one in the length and breadth of the Territory is so well fitted in other respects to be ac credited as the people's representative in the National Congress. Everybody north of Helena will hear and judge for them selves within the ensuing week, and we expect Col. Sanders to return with every assurance that the popular heart beats in unison with his own. How do Irishmen in Montana relish voting an endorsement to an administra tion so subservient to English interests as to negotiate a treaty of extradition send ing back for trial in English courts their countrymen goaded to acts of violence by centuries of oppression? How can they endorse an administration that allows re peated outrages on American commerce from Canadian cruisers, and only shows any spirit when bullying poor Mexico? How can they endorse a party with a free trade traditional policy that would kill out manufacture in this country as it has done in Ireland ? AVhat has the Demo cratic party ever done for the Irishmen but hnmbly allow them to vote its ticket and warm their toes by the back kitchen fires ? A'or poor settlers who live in the distant valleys of these mountains, who are wear ing away your lives and consuming your hard-earned substance waiting to get your lands surveyed, or waiting other weary years to get a patent for lands that you paid for years ago, how do you relish vot ing an endorsement to this administration that has branded you as a fraud, has sent out spies to dog your steps and pick out some flaw in your proof of compliance with the law, so as to make good its own slanderous falsehoods ? WHAT IT AMOUNTS TO. An application to Mr. Cullen, who, besides being a partner of Col. Sanders, ought to be considered by Democrats as respectable authority, as to the facts connected with the appointment and duties of agent of the Northern Pacific Coal Company, enables us to tell the curious and interested organ all that there is in the matter. According to the laws of Montana every foreign cor poration doing business iu the Territory is required to have an agent within the Territory on whom service of process may be made. It is a position of mere nominal and formal character, without emolument and rather for the con venience of the public and those who have grievances and claims against the company than for anything else. As such agent of the company Col. Sanders has nothing whatever to do except as a medium of communication. If the law j had designated a certain lamp post iu Bozeman or a crotch of a tree near Tim berline for the purpose, it would have had just as much significance and could have been just as much held to respon sibility for any regulations the company chose to promulgate. It is silly beyond all precedent to at tempt to attach any odium to the posi tion of agent, and it is humiliating to think there are any so ignorant as to at tach importance to it. Messrs. Sanders Culleu, as general attorneys for the company, are as much its employes as the aggrieved miners and are no more responsible for its regulations. AA'e have never said aught that a sane man could construe into an assertion that the Ti in berline miners were a low set of contract laborers from Poland. AVe have seen some of them and know them to be very worthy men, and hence we said the regulations of the company seem to have been drawn for a latitude other than Mon tana, and for a different class of men to be found anywhere in our Territory. These miners at Timberline have, so far as we know, conducted themselves orderly, and so as to win and deserve general sympathy and respect. They certainly have our sym pathy and respect, and if they have proper self-resptct they will not accept service under such regulations as the company has prescribed. They have come to a mining country, where there is plenty of employ ment at good wages, and where the most of our people are friendly to them and will sympathize with and aid them, unless they forfeit the respect and sympathy they now enjoy by their own acts. There is but one party in the Territory on this issue, and there is no occasion to make a campaign issue out of it. The Democratic organ repeats the same groveling argument to induce the voters ot Montana to support the Democratic party and candidate, so often used before, be cause it is the only way to secure a favor able notice to our claims to admission as a State from a Democratic House aud Presi dent. AVell, just how much that argument is worth is shown by the acts of the House and the President at the last session of Congress. Perhaps the organ will reply that the Democratic majority two years ago was not large enough to inspire confi dence in the future political standing of Montana. A'ery likely. There are abund ant reasons for thinking so. There is not the least doubt in the world but that Mon tana will follow her leading interests in choosing her political principles and affili ations. AVe hope and believe the voters of Montana have enough manhood to stand up and demand their equal rights rather than crawl in the dust and abjectly beg for favors, receiving insults and kicks for their hypocritical fawning. AVhen our legislators come together and undertake to discharge their duties under the restrictions imposed on all legislation in the Territories by this Democratic ad ministration, it will be seen and felt how exceeding paternal the national govern ment is. If the cities of Butte or Helena want their charters amended, or Missoula county wants some special revenue legis lation, or Fergus county wants to fix the salary of any ot its county officers, it can only be done by some general act. AA'e think it will appear that general legis lation has done about all that it can do lor us and as nothing else can he done, the time and patience of the members will he worn out in accomplishing nothing, and they will be quite ready to adjourn sine die, with a recommendation that further sessions be dispensed with until their powers are enlarged or the time comes for admission as a State. SEARCH the history of this country from first to last and see if you can find an in stance where Congress ever showed respect to cringing subserviency on the part ot any Territory seeking admission as a State. It is notorious that the general government never does the generous, handsome thing by even a tribe of Indians till they go on the war path and extort some respect for their spirit. It is so always, and every where. Men must respect themselves be fore they can even deserve the respect of others. So long as a majority of the peo ple of Montana can deliberately endorse the administration of Cleveland with its swollen catalogue of insult and abuse, they are not fit to be entrusted with a State government and they will well merit a continuance ot that treatment so far re ceived in spite of their long career of Demo cratic adherence and subserviency. The people of Montana are urged to vote against Sanders because he has been the attorney of the Northern Pacific Railroad, and the same organ urges them to endorse the administration of Grover Cleveland, who vetoed a right of way 7 bill to allow a rival company to enter the Territory, so that our people could enjoy the benefits of competition. Colonel Sanders has per formed only the legitimate services for which he was professionally employed. Who paid Grover Cleveland for his serv ices in keeping out any other road ? The organ seems to be in a questioning if not a questionable mood, and it will al ford us lively satisfaction to answer some of its questions. If the Territory were back now where it was when subsidy was proposed to bring up the narrow-gauge road from Ogden to Helena, we should sup port the proposition, as we did then. Then I the Northern Pacific was bankrupt, and would apparently so remain for an indefi nite time. Our mines could not be w orked to profit and all our industries were para lyzed. People were moving away lrom the Territory, and those who could not get away were willing to give a good share of what they were worth to get a railroad. Now we have two connections with the East, and would have a third but for the administration that the Democrats want to endorse. Circumstances alter cases, and our case is materially altered by present circumstances. AVhat was yery wise and proper then would be very unwise now. Nobody pretends that subsidies are good things in themselves, but only as a choiee of evils. Now that we have got railroads, there is no occasion for subsidies, ao far as Congress is concerned in its late restric tion it is about ten years too late. Nobody in Montana at present is proposing or think ing about voting subsidies to railroads. Our concern is with those who are trying to keep them out, when they are anxious to come without a subsidy. Our great and good President, whom the Democracy are so anxious to endorse, sneeringly says in his veto message that there is nobody out in Montana, where the Manitoba road is proposed to run. The poor, innocent soul seems to think he knows more about the matter than Jim Hill and his associates, who are putting up the money to build the road. This ex-sheriff of Buffalo probably thinks he is performing an act of kindness to the Manitoba people in preventing them from squandering their means. He thinks one railroad is enough for the few people in this little distant corner of the country. Such a wanton insult to the business capa city of some of the soundest and shrewd est railroad operators in the Northwest, and to the people of Montana Territory in every part of it, particularly the northern portion, is insufferable, and ought to be an swered by an emphatic rebuke, rather than a servile and shameless endorsement. THE SPY SYSTEM. Talking about the Land Office spies dogging the steps of our settlers to find gome flaw in their claims or title, the Democratic organ suggests that we may have forgotten that this special agency system was iu existence under Republican administrations, and the most objection able of these agents at present employed was appointed by Arthur. No, we have not forgotten that this special agency has been in existence long even before the Re publicans came into control of the govern- j ment. But we are very clear in our recol- | lection that no Land Commissioner before Sparks ever slandered the hardy settlers ol the frontiers by charging that ninety per cent, of their claims were fraudulent and prostituting the special agency system to do the dirty business of working up proof for this lying accusation. Right here it would be pertinent to inquire how it is that the most objectionable agent of Arthur's administration is still retained in service nearly two years after the expira tion of that administration ? The inference would be that the decent agents were turned out and only the objectionable ones retained. AA'e remember pretty distinctly, too, that at the last session ol'Congress the Democratic House wanted to give the Land Commissioner the power to vacate any land claim upon the report of these objection able agents, while the Republican Senate insisrted that every claimant should have a right to be heard in court, to be heard in his own defense, to be confronted with the opposing witnesses, and the facts submitted to the decision of an impartial judge and jury, instead of a suspicious department official, interested to make good his false and wanton charge that ninety per cent, of the claimants were frauds. It was on this disagreement of the two houses that the repeal of the land laws failed. It may be a weak argument in the esti mation of some people to urge that the yeomen of Montana should openly and manfully demand admission as a right, in stead of fawning and crawling through the slime of hypocritical endorsements of a detested administration to secure it as a favor. But it is a good deal a matter of taste and it depends very much on the character of the men to whom the argu ment is addressed. The good book tells ns that all of Nebuchadnezzar's vast and motly array of subjects went down on their bellies before his image except Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego, and they pre ferred to go through the fiery furnace heated seven times hotter than ever before. Well, what was the sequel? Nebu chadnezzar went to grass and all his cring ing subjects have passed into oblivion, but God saved those who stood up in his ser vice and maintained their self-respect, and they live still to rebuke those who would bend, bow and crawl for favors, when they ought to stand erect and assert their rights. a AA'e hope the opportunity will oiler by which every citizen and settler of Lewis and Clarke will have the chance of meeting and hearing Elbert D. Weed and Thomas F. Casey, Republican candidates for Representative and County Attorney These gentlemen rank among the foremost of the rising ysung lawyers of the Helena Bar, and are acknowledged among the most eloquent and effective of our public debaters. Their abilities are of the first order, and the wish is that they may com6 in contact with and be heard by the electors generally in a canvass that will include every town and camp and neigh borhood in the county. If such shall come to pass no one can hardly over esti mate the maj ority by which both candi dates will carry the polls in November next. to wait the action So IT seems by the "organ's statement that Mr. Toole and Major Maginnis have concluded that the President was right and that Congress and the people of Mon tana were all wrong in wanting a right of way bill for the Manitoba road through the northern reservation ; that it is better of the commissioners j tion. As who are to treat for the reduction of the reservation. If the "organ " is authorized to speak for these gentlemen, it devolves upon them a very difficult add disagree able duty of rising to explain to the peo ple of Montana wherein it would be better to wait the action of a commission, the result of which nobody knows, and which , will have no force until ratified by some future Congress, in which Montana will ; have no vote if Democracy is still in con- ! trol. This statement of Mr. Toole's posi- , tion is very much worse than anything we have urged against his candidacy, and if ! confirmed ought to render his election by ! the people of Montana as their Delegate an impossibility. The Congress to which Mr. Toole is seeking an election now will not meet till a year from December next. So it is not expected that the ratification of what the commission may do will come up for action till some time during 1888. AA'herein are the people of Montana to lie benefitted by this long, wearisome delay ? AA'e hope and expect that this road will be completed and running before the next Congress meets at its first session. Will the people of Montana, will the people of any part of the United States think it better to ignore the treaty of 1855, which expressly gives this right of way, and pur chase it over again at great cost after the weary waiting of years and the uncer tainty of Congressional action ? A\ ill the people of Montana choose for their repre sentative one who is a party to such a con spiracy against their best interests ? A\ ill they abandon a clear present right for the uncertain action of au administration aud a party that have shown constant hostility to every interest of our Territory ? The renomination of Delegate Gifiord by the Republicans of Dakota is a deserved acknowledgement of his untiring good services in a most trying and difficult posi sole representative of a halt i million of people whom the administra ! tion and the Democratic party of the country have been trying to humiliate and punish for their fidelity to Republican principles, Gifford has had the most re sponsible position of any man in AA'ashing ton. Strong only in ttie justice of his cause he has so borne himsell as to com mand the respect of all with whom he has come in contact and retain the confidence of a much divided people at home. AA'e shall watch with intense interest the vote of the people of Dakota. AA'e shall expect to see a large increase of votes that will make those who refuse Dakota admission j asaState ashamed of themselves. There will | be a chance to know also what the wishes of the voters are upon the question of division. division. ___ Inter Mountain : Sensible men judge ad ministrations by results. During no Re publican administration did silver ever go below a dollar an ounce, but within eight een months of the inauguration of a Demo cratic President the price dropped 18 cents per ounce. It is now 14 cents lower than it was when President Arthur stepped out of the AA'hite House, and the result is a loss of $70,000 a month to Butte alone. These figures cannot be refuted. They are a silent condemnation of the Democratic conspiracy to dethrone silver and they ap peal directly to the personal interests of every citizen in Montana. This matter is of far more importance to the people ol this Territory than Col. Sanders'connection with the Northern Pacific Railroad com pany. Take out the solid South and New York city from the Democratic party and what is there left of it ? AVill any repre sentative frome these Democratic strong holds ever vote for the admission of an other AA'estern State and take the desperate chances of its continuing Democratic? Mr. Toole's 100 majority is not a very wide margin to build any strong hopes on. And we doubt very much if Montana would ever be admitted as a State by the administration, no matter if it were to vote solidly Democratic. The trouble is in the location, and it is well enough known that two seasons' immigration, when the tide fairly reaches us, will sweep away every vestige of Democratic hope. Yes, by all means, endorse an adminis tration that is warring upon our silver in terests, insulting, harrying and robbing our settlers ; seizing the timber cut to shelter our people from winter storms and the fuel that is needed to cook their food and keep them warm; that vetos pensions unanimously approved by both houses of Congress, and bills for the construction of more than one railroad in a Territory, and the hill to apply the idle money in the treasury to the reduction of the public debt, and then go and look at yourself in the glass and see if you discern any trace of self-respect left. Still Hunting in the Valley. Yellowstone A lonesome Federal office during these political times is that of the Territorial Secretary. Inquiring of the clerk in charge el icits the answer that the incumbent, Mr. Webb, is out rusticating on his former hunting grounds in the Yellowstone coun try, to be absent for some time in the en joyment of field sports. The faint sus picion lingering in th e breasts of some of his Capital friends that the Secretary is off and away on a "still hunt" in the interest of Joe Toole is obviously incorrect in yiew of the circumstance that the Democratic organ explains that his absence means, pare and simple, indulgence in a "shooting pastime." It is thought that Mr. Webb will bag his share of the big game running at large during the ensuing few weeks in Yellowstone county. Brothers Toole and Shober, taking ad vantage of the court session at AA'hite Sul phur Springs, have been evidently trying to illuminate the rural umler-standing on some abstruse politiaal questions. Joseph j gave the Democratic House the credit of preventing the further demonetization of silver, though his recollection of the posi tion of the administration on this issue led him to wind up his remarks ou this topic with the statement that this was not a political question. It is the administration and not the House, it we remember eor rectly, that the Demoeiacy of Montana are called upon to endorse. In trying to apolo , gize for Sparks on the timber seizures, Joseph went back to similar outrages per ; petrated by Schurz, but he forgot to say, ! probably unintentionally, thatafterSchurz's , interference Congress passed a very plain law for our protection, which Sparks dis ! otoyed and nullified. AA'e are very sorry ! that Joseph has seen fit to defend there strictive legislation of the late session ot Congress. It has not only proscribed sub sidies after the occasion and danger has passed, but it has tied up our legislature so that it cannot move in any direction. It has imitated the example of the quack doctor who had a medicine that was death on fits, and his first step was therefore to throw every patient into fits. General legislation is a good thing in its proper place, but when it is made the only method lor every matter requiring legislation, it is quackery gone to seed. As to John, he must have takeu sulphur water to have remembered so much about the subsidy , propositions of days past when we were all seriously debating whether we should abandon the Territory or try to make it habitable by securing some railroad con nections. AA'e are differently fixed now, i John, and the question is whether we shall endorse an administration that will not i allow us to have another railroad that does not ask a subsidy. It was very good in Mr. Toole and very kind iu Congiess to i subject railroad lanus to taxation, but how i is it about refusing any appropriation to 1 have these lands surveyed so that they i could be subjected to taxat ion . IJOZEMAN TOURNAMENT. The Butte Team Wins the Silver < up. [SPECIALTO THE HERALD.] Bozeman, September 23.—The team ol the Butte guu club won the prize cup of tho Bozeman meeting with the excellent score of 81 out of a possible 125. The liest individual score was made by Freyschlag, of Butte, 21 hits from a possible 25. Second Purse—The first money was di vided by Eckles, of Helena, aud Benham, of Bozeman. The second was divided by Oldham and Anderson. Smith took third money. Match No. 3, the prize of an elegant silk umbrella, was won by Bishop. In an extra sweepstakes match Luce made first score, Paxton second and I isk third. Bozeman, September 24, 188(1.—The first match was No. 4, of the meeting. The prize of a splendid Spencer shot gun was | won by Smith, of the Butte team. In the fifth event Eckles, of Helena, and < Libby, of Bozeman, divided the first prize, j and the second was divided between Old- } ham and Smith, Fridley taking third and Tull fourth prizes. In shoot No. (1, Fisk and Besserer shot off a tie for first place, the latter winning. Freyschlag, of Butte, took second, and Orton, from the same city, third. The tournament has been very success ful and thoroughly enjoyed by the visitors. A grand social hop in honor of the visiting sportsmen will be given to-night. The Helena team will return to-morrow. Bozeman, September 24.-4:30 p. m.— In the second team shoot and the last shoot of the tournament, Helena won with a score of 33 out of 45. Bozeman No. 4 team second and Butte third. This contest was between eight teams of three men each. Bozeman, September 25. — The last shoot of the tournament was won to-day by Stevenson, of the Timberline team. Bozeman, September 25.—Helena car ried off the laurels gracefully yesterday in the great shoot of the tournament. Seven teams, comprising the crack shots of the Territory, were pitted against her repre sentatives. Fisk made 10, Eckles 11 and Oldham 11, (nearly two per cent better than the average made at the Helena tournament)*total 32. The Timberline team made 25, Butte 20, Bozeman No. 1, 26 ; No. 2,24; No. 3.28; number 4, 31. Batte No. 2 made 17 and then quit as it could only possibly have tied their No. 1 team. In shoot No. 6, citizens purse, $100, Capt. Benham won the first score of ten straight birds. In the shoot off for second place Freyschlag heat Oldham, who unfortunately got two bad birds. In the shoot off Eckles took third, Carline fourth. A social hop in honor of tha visitors was largely attended. A banquet was given at the Northern Pacific Hotel. The guests were royally entertained. Cold Facts. Simmered down to a few unembellished facts the "great Toole demonstration" at White Sulphur Springs amounts to about this: A theatrical engagement being played there interfered with the prospects of getting out a crowd. To overcome this an arrangement was made with the mana ger, who, the evening before, appeared be fore the curtain with the announcement that the following night the hall would be snrrendered to Mr. Toole up to the hour of 9 o'clock, the audience present to be allowed to retain their seats for the per formance to commence immediately after. The |turnout was very considerable, the same money paying for two shows, Mr. Toole's counting for the first act, which was a lifeless and dreary one. No more attention was paid to Toole in town, in the saloons, (except when the drinks were set up,) or in the theatre hall during the time he sported on the platform than to a cow boy. His visit elicited no enthusiasm whatever, and the indications are that this old it in he year Meagher will record its vote against Joseph. Such is the story in a nutshell. j A Feu Opinions Regarding the Change ol Heart Recently Ex perienced by nn Independ ent Journal. [Special Herald Correspondent k.] Fort Benton, September 22.—In refer ence to a paragraph that appeared in the Independent of a recent date, to the effect that the Republicans of Choteau county are despondent, I would say that such is merely a Democratic illusion, which will be rudely dispelled on Tuesday evening next, when Colonel Sanders will address the people of this section. The indications are that he will be accorded an ovation without parallel in the history of Choteau county politics. The cause of this alleged despondency is ascribed to the recent conversion of the River Rress to the Democratic faith. The change of heart was very sudden—too sud den, in fact, to be bom of conviction, and it is generally understood that other in fluences were at work. It seems some what strange to see editorials commending the Democratic nominee penned by the same hand which, two or three weeks ago, labored so diligently to expose his short comings. It seems to he up-hill work. Although the course of the River Press will have little or no effect on the result of the cauipaigo, it is hut natural that people should talk about the change that has taken place in its political proclivities, and this is WHAT THEY SAY: M. J. Learning (Rep.): "In spite of his corner on our local journals, Toole will have to do some tall rustliug to carry Choteau county. - ' G. AV. Crane (Rep.): "Iu its zeal to espouse the Democratic cause, the River Rress falls over itself. It can't destroy the effect of its editorials of a few weeks ago." 8. L. Kelly (Rep.) : "It's about time the River Rress changed its clothes. Its inde pendent raiment did not fit it very well R. S. Culbertson (Rep.): "It is rather mean of the River Rress to go hack on its old friends this way. The Republicans set it on its feet, but it shows no gratitude." "AVe do not | < j } H. G. McIntyre (Rep.): "AVe do not doubt the sincerity of Delegate Toole in making promises ; it is his ability to fulfill them that we mistrust." Jere Sullivan (Rep.): "Just what I ex pected. The River Rress has a habit ot turning itself inside out once iu a while, and will want to return to the Republican fold some time—when there are any spoils in sight." T. E. Collins ( Dem.) : "I cannot tell a lie—I did it with my little hatchet." T. A. Cummings (Rep.) : "If Tom Rower had been nominated the River Rress would he endorsing the very same Republican platform that it now condemns.' Judge Power (Rep.): "I am not pre pared to give an opinion just now, hut I have always looked upon the paper as a political conundrum." D. G. Browne (Dem.): "I think the change is a good one. Yes. I was an en thusiastic mugwump two years ago, but am a Democrat this campaign. 1 too have been converted." John Keenan (Rep ) : "It's a put up job on the Republican party. I can set how the thing was worked, plain enough " Chas. Roive (Ind.) : "I am glad the Riv^r Press has declared itself. I had no use for a Republican journal edited by a Democrat aud claiming to be independent. J. L. Stuart (Rep.): "It looks had to see a journal blow hot and cold on the same candidate. There must he some thing in it." J. K. Toole, of Helena, (Dein.): "My experience goes to show that an invitation to 'take something' is a potent factor iu converting independent journals." The River Press has a very tough job ou hand, if it has undertaken to restore confi dence in the Democratic candidate for Dele gate in Congress. In opposing his nomi nation for that position, it conclusively proved that he had done absolutely nothing for the benefit ol his constituents in North ern Montana ; hut since it has now rallied to his support, it devolves upon that jour nal to disprove its previous assertions, and publish to the world the many favors that have been showered upon the people ol' Choteau county through the efforts put forth by that gentleman as their present Delegate. The River Press scores a point when it says that we need in Congress a man ol deeds, not words. That sentiment does it credit ; but J. K. Toole is evidently not the man, for, according to its own showing, be has done absolutely nothing so lar—ex cept make promises. KOUNTY KICKER. - ■ ■ » ^-------- Col. AV. F. Sanders' Candidacy. [Bozeman Avant Courier.] For the fourth time in the history ol Montana Col. AA'ilbur F. Sanders becomes the standard hearer of the Republicans in the campaign and election of Delegate in Congress. In the three former campaign in which he took such a prominent part, Democracy was so obviously in the ascen dancy that the success of a Republican candidate l'or Delegate was only among the remote possibilities. But each suc ceeding year, during the past decade at least, there has been a steady and con stant tendency towards the equalization ol the numerical strength of the two parties so that at present if party lines were strict, ly drawn, the Territory would probably found to be Republican by a handsome majority. Perhaps no one person bas con tributed more to this result than Col. gan ders, not by honeyed words thrown out o iriend or foe, but by the nersistent ana courageous advocacy ot what he deeme was right, and the constant stirring up, the minds of all good, thoughtful citazens, of those enobling ambitious and God-nx determinations which directly tom nobility of character and the highest tainable conditions of American citizensn p —Mr. E. W. Knight attributes his sud den illness yesterday to stomach trouble indigestion— brought on by too close ap plication to indoor work. He is so nine ! improved to-day as to show himself on ftoj street, and outdoor air, he thinks speedily mend his health.