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IEPUB.ICAN ITIAT CNIENOllIN. lase, beprsutin f and Ea1tsu ie. The republican state convention which convened here last Thursday was one of the largest, most repre sentative and thoroughly enthusiastic body of citizens ever assembled in this state. From start to fnish the air was filled with a delirium of unsup pressible and genuine enthusiasm. The auditorium was tastefully decor ated and the floor of the convention hall was admirably arranged. When the convention was called to order by Hon. Lee Mantle, chairman of the state central committee, every chair was occupied and the seats arranged for spectators were well filled. After calling the convention to order and the reading of the call by Secretary Thomas S. Cummings, Mr. Mantle, in a forcible and eloquent speech, occu pying fully an hour, expressed him self In substance as follows: "He expressed pleasure at again meeting the representatives of the republican party, especially under circumstances which point, he said, to a great republican victory. The bright prospects came largely from Iti un. Uf•e ntA.illa nof iI'mb after eighteen months of democratic rule. Nothing was comparable to this condition except the utter de moralisation of the party responsible for it. Mr. Mantle referred to the election of two years ago. *The fall ure to elect a working majority of the legislature," he said, "was a misfor tune. It was due to methods well known to all, and which I will not stop to discuss. It was unfortunate be cause it led to the enactment of the most disgraceful scenes ever enacted in any legislature of Montana, or any other stante in th Union. It brougiht the blush of shame to the cheek of every self-respecting citizen of the state. None but the severest condem nation is heard for the men who were corrupted into a betrayal of their trust; but I am one of those who be lieve the bribe giver is equally guilty with the bribe taker, and ought to be placed under the same ban. That sturdy band of men, who in the temp est of debauchery held fast to their principles, have won the respect and esteem of all good men. The fact that there were divisions in the dem ocratic party and that the three pop ullat members were owned body and soul by the democratic factions, one of which failed to corrupt enough members to secure an election, made it necessary for the governor to ap point. The precedents of years jus tifed the belief that the appointee would be seated. But owing to the agitation over the repeal of the Sher man law, and the fact that the seat Ing would strengthen the cause of sil ver, as well as the belief of the demo cratic senators that a failure to seat would force the governor to call the legislature again, the decision was adverse and Montana was left with but one representative in the senate. I believe the overwhelming sentiment of the people is that the governor was right in refusing to call the legisla ture together to re-enact the dis graceful scenes of the previous ses -ion. It would have been little short of infamous if he had done so. The great majority of the people would rather see one seat vacant than have it filled by one whose title was cor rupted by fraud or who had debauched the members of the other party to secure it." Mr. Mantle then com mended the services of Senator Power and Congressman Hartman. "It is customary," continued Mr. Mantle, "to detail in the platform the crimes and blunders of the other party. This year we will have to abandon that. The list is so long and its character so asinine that nothing but the sarcasm of Sanders could do it justice. When the history of the democratic party for the past eighteen months shall have been written, the administration of Grover Cleveland will be written the most colossal of failures." The speak er then referred to the Hawaiian mat ter, the Van Alan appointment, etc, and accused the president of oppres sing the old soldiers, of evading the provisions of the Chinese exclusion act, of seeking to unduly influence congress and many other things, and said that on election day it would not be necessary to hire carriages to get voters to the polls to protest. Coming down to the silver questiog, Mr. Mantle said that ever since the evi,- of demonetisation became ap parent the Republicans of Montana had declared for the complete restora tion of the white metal. "The Re publicans of Montana," he said, "are in tavor of the free coinage of silver at the ratio of sixteen to one. Their sentiment is that the country isbig and Ptrong and independent enough to adopt a policy of its own without asking the advice or consent of any other nation. The signs of the times are encouraging. The silver senti meant is spreading among Republi cans." The speaker next referred to the protective policy of the Republi can party, and said that two years ago prosperity seemed to have grown monotonous and was driven out of power, After eighteen months it would again be welcomed. "The quee tion of restrictive immigration," he continued, "is beginning to be agi tated. With millions idle and with little to eat, it is strange that thou sands who are practically paupers are allowed to come in. Hereafter, the boon of American citizenship should be conferred only on men intelligent enough to appreciate it. We should close the gates against the dregs of Europe." "While Benjamin Harrison was not the choice of all the republicans of Montana," said Mr. Mantle further on, "yet in loyalty to everything American the administration of the patriot Harrison looms up in contrast so te tt *the egos.t tIIevoland as the mountains of Montana loonm up above the hats of Hog Island and Buzzard's Bay." In conclusion he took up the Populist party. '"The RepubUcans are to be congratulated," he sall, "that they have not allowed themselves to be shaken in their faith by the noisy political party, which is the haven and refuge for all the disgruntled malcontents from the other parties. It is largely democrat ic in origin and is taken into a side partnership with that party when necessary for its success. Of its membership ninety per cent formerly ýedto&with the Democratic party." Mr. Mantle was well received and frequently applauded. At the conclu sion Senator O.F. Goddard, of Yel lowstone, was selected as temporary chairman. He accepted in a few well chosen words. George J. Reek, of Granite, was chosen temporary secre tary and Harry Cunningham, of Sil ver Bow, assistant. Thereupon com mittees on credentials. perma nent organisation and resolu tions were selected after which a recess of an hour was had. After which the convention proceed ed again to business. The commit tee on permanent organisation and order of business made the following recommendations: Chairman, C. H. Loud, of Custer; secretaries, J. B. Gallagher, of Sliver Bow; C. H. Mu. grave, of Missoula and A. C. Warner, of Teton, and one vice president from each county. The order of busi ness called for the nomination of a candidate for congress, and then a candidate for supreme court justice; and last the selection of a state cen tral committee and a chairman, treasurer and secretary for it. Upon being escorted to the platform Chair man Loud assumed the chair with out a speech and called for the report of the committee on resolutions which were read by Lieut. Gov. Botkin. They were lengthy, forcible and full of pungent points and elicited numer ous and vigorous applause. After the applause had subsided Col. Banders put in nomination Hon. Charles S. Hartman, of Gallatin, for representative in congress, and he was nominated by acclamation amid unbounded enthusiasm. He was es corted to the platform and delivered a forcible and neat speech of accept ance, which was repeatedly cheered. At its conclusion the convention took a recess till 7:30 p. m. The uomina tion for associate justice of the su preme court being next in order, the names of Judge Theodore Brantley, of Deer Lodge, Judge William H. Hunt, of Lewis and Clarke, presented by Silver Bow, and Judge Edgar N. Har wood, were duly presented. Judge Hunt was nominated on the first bal lot by a handsome majority, after which it was made unanimous on mo tion of Senator O. F. Goddard. Judge Hunt, upon being escorted to the plat form, accepted the nomination in a very felicitlous speech, which was heartily applauded, after which the state central committee was selected, Hon. Lee Mantle being chosen chair man, Geo. Irvine vice-chairman and Thomas Cummings secretary. A res olution commending the record of Judge Harwood was adopted. After passing the usual resolutioun the con vention adjourned. A SAD ANNIVERSARY. RECORD OF A YEAR OF DEMOCRATIC LIEGISLATION. t in e aret rower e rreme asni WSt It a VoUha 4pl umdma wwm.ase ami Dr e. wha.e amawr Anniversary ocons are usually j.O -us oane, but then is mething in the a alvearary of the meeting of the Demo aratio ooarip to aggest joy or satie faotion. The record at the year ot Dem werato legislatiao is not a pleaant one for that party or the eoutry to contem plate. One year ago the Demoratle eopers met It had been culled in spe lal sesion by the Demoeatio president to arry ot the pledges o the Demo acrtio platform. It has been in saelmo practically the entire tme ace its meeting on Aug. 1, 18&l8. The ashot in terim between its spealal mi an ad the regular one, which met in Dem-. ber, was utilised by the ways and means committee in haming the tarif bill and by other commites in ait warding the work c the aleen, so that it may be, with pirip , eaid that the contry ha ha ayear at d m corstic legislation. whn iso was rsteaa to a.. hMa It wm Ho1 i b 3m. The Democratio coupes when it met was pledged to do may t(hg It was oelectedal der a platform at wedsftl promies Pen trads !he votIng at oelecti, free mannfm e ta o wildst monyq, fhre o Bces for s-CohldeaI and seedom from p- oc harge wem among the thin which tat weadu l adopted at Chicago promised and which the Demoerasy in omper ssembled was eeted to eay Everybody who seppoed the Dem.ee v capable af carrying ft t: Seisie epected to se a radleally ler tai bil. a repeal t te tea satse bak acIrculation, a repeal the alver law by Democratic votes, w salher timon whichb wouM give a sa i- i to the cursenoy an ti the psedat d oa daliver mime. sweeping ea tos in the penuiua peqdeust r forms which redue the espqme of the goveramea t and seea et lawe I m ased or p .reeth t bal bo. w sm as S rsea. OW all taU tUhing whi. h s ai m at.5 coruess was to do it dom the only me wha ight have been epeoted-ihat i, teM repeal d the laws for the peotetim the ballo Far years the Democracy has imntsd under thei election laws passed by a Be.. pblican onqm, whic. ph1ro. ld votae at tih polls n the mat ad i pe-t acties, made it peaotioae for the colored man to ols his vote amd Le it counted and made it liae. ieso e lor men to be voted over and over agaar for those who were not vomtes to be thus utilised in the gest cities. Thi has been tnh sronghold th Demora cy. Farce in the south andfradsub the peat cities have ea d t to obta and retain power. Romes t is a ot a - piing that the Demoaracy made hub to carry out the pledge o itsl platrm which had premised repeal at th else tlos law. This pledge was promptly carried ot and is the only one which has been redeemed by Demoorate voes The only other important mease pass d by this congresn acord with the pledges of the Demoormtlo plat.arm was the bill repeling the silver law, and this was only pasued by tihe aid and earnest co-operation oa the Bepublians Withoatabliona votem s t would have failed. What the Democratio congre has done in the way at redeeming party pledges can be told in a few line, but what it has not done would make a vol umae What it has attempted to do and failed by reason of party bi.kerting, it nate weakness, lack of real party leader ship and party principles, forms not only a remarkable chapter, but inoludes practically every pledge of the party platform. The pledge to give a new and satisfactory silver currency to the caun try has been disregarded, and it was only by the earnest and laborious edart of the Republicans that the Democrats were brought to the point of repealing the silver purchasing law when the time came that t should no longer remain upon the statute books Its pledge of repeal of the tax on state bank oircula tion and a permission to the country to Issue wildcat money failed to receive sufficient Democratic support for its paagae The promise to reduce pensiaon ex penditures by direct legislation the par ty did not havethe nerve to carry ot. but left it to a suborbadinate ocer, th head of the pension bureau, to aooom plish this by indirect and unjust meth ods. This was attemunpted in wholesale but resulted in such sweeping denuncia tions from all over the country that it was quickly abandoned. The attempt to reduce the expenses of the treasury proved an absurd flwwoo, and instead of that the head of the treasury has plung ed the nation $0,000,000 more deeply into debt and redouced the gold reserve, which the Republicans had always held sacred, until there seems today a prob ability chata further increase in the in debtedness by another bond Issue will be necessary. The tariff promise, over which the Demooracy had so long brood ed, has been as absolutely disregarded as any of the numeous other pledges Mine months .o tkshlgl w barsed in the oommittq c dulym *J U a ie w prnted s t- r ds Mat" ago te heogepreld t$ .3 so l 1 the reae a- magh age th JUa after. man" aea aYW TN Smdo boos bill. parse I$ and t ar fwemoes and wen ab -- -' sitr a bitte fight bastwe for Sm - Y leades in the ua- adl 9W34) Cleveland Mtemlim d GONE e imb bees In a stabe at ~mIael, mmasad -biety. 0-60. --- --S b - fo r - wqIams - .ul l dsterad and bemight ewneUr t3 a order that ther might a emplq. mien nU redaeed u imlhgi a M* Stift would faore q Sm.t am d whole oombyq ba 4- ou "M which thou doest as td 1d0 . And this ha peJI 9Ialp d Sm) Demorartic puty 13 1 ~S eL m pO Ity pe este dm "liar had before the Dwmeot e:ma power ha. bernta o - tiiU disregarded Sm k SM form.. 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The fight against the pe"otglomb was made in this coitro two yjars a and it was won. For some mysterlous reason the victors have laid wn their arms. Nearly everbod7y seams to be a protectionist now that was a frs trader In 1892.-Roobester Post.-Euprs A Chs..es Der O=a. The man who gets his name Inkad with a motion for a sain die adjourn. ment of the preset co.gre will sund better with the ontry than an y other member of that body.-.t Louis Globe. Demo cra_ In the Iaer o emem. It is omficially anneoed that the new postage stamps sooam to be lsed will be considerably smalnlr than those now in as They will doubtlmess n o seduced It sie as to harmoise with the dtimn sions of a small am.nlstraglm.-New. York Press. The Atitud. t em.i .rs m s..e A 3 o'olock yesterday afternoom Se ator Daniel Voorbeas' opinios u to the attitude oa the admlnastatica eunmed to be the same as on the preceding da. Chicago Renard Clemwam% W..sumte.. The earrender is Cleveland's The Dsuooatio presideas has been humiliat ed by a Demoo.atio fae.om.-New Yark Mail and Esprs