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R. E. FISK.......Editor
Lewi« mid Clarke Republican Ticket.
For Member of the Council—SILAS H. CROUNSE
For Member« of the Houpc of Representatives—
Isaac d. m< cutcheon.
For Joint Member of the House Jefferson and
Lewis A Clarke counties)—ALEX. C. BOTKIN.
For Treasurer—W. N. BALDWIN.
For Clerk and Recorder— W. E. FREDERICK.
For I'rohate Judge—EDWIN W. CRAVEN.
For County Attorney—THOS, F. CASEY.
For Co. Supt. of Schools—HELEN I*. CLARKE.
For County Commissioners— WM. NEGCS.
For Surveyor— ÎÎENJ. F. MARSH.
For Publie Administrator— H. C. YAEGER.
For Coroner— DR. C. G. BROWN.
For Justices of the Peace— J. ARMITAGE.
For Constables—ANTON K('NT/.
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.
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.
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 ?
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.
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.
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
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. ___
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
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
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 .
The Butte Team Wins the Silver < up.
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
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
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
year Meagher will record its vote against
Joseph. Such is the story in a nutshell.
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
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
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
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.
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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.

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