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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*
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whole oombyq ba 4- ou "M
which thou doest as td 1d0 .
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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.. Thethe west 13 @U W m
eveyhing whbkl Sm -'
hald don is tsyemdaS
eat ehay buad- !M
'Ipel to to Ser if, rl
for the wu~ I~ ~Sm
es that the meal.
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ar Demoar de
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amp~d- ' heW Sm
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sad l unity I.dUb
the pladag pan Sm
a wldm ddbgo
DDmoad * re.t ui m
alth TlE haild dimcktat lt u ai
feadr yem Sledge oat ib ml W
been Ic.d is teb eI g) 4
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andothe thori bllIbmvSmeug
eror ye ll psad am - bl a
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of wu ~u~be Doutg or t he
The statue boohd 49-4 hav me
this fgt adssaoomE Sm g 11 i mliit
moFin both adarne nwb wim ghomin
tarto kep tm L am eSl m
of wourld be Deatoaaara ogkaLrr d
the sreatut bookp. mue e momft
lesthanis idtsaonrn~hsaeado ghelidu
mouths ad are am rYrb W d t w
and o this oooaraa Teaprrot oa
elan may sod witbls a a ast duo an
the preset cangqa ape rawto oda
lee tan rves aI" -t Te da
d the people Y b soeernp mHas he.
ices who have emeceadufly fought
against a DePeat aoiy Mlpe
vented the euasotmei Smng ar Dem.
coratlo legislation bg gluing thei eara-ý
sosal enocurageamm in this dare
lag the remainder d ids oepumr sad
electing a Republioas hbou d awe
motative in the moat empes, whaub
will stand a a stoe wall sf.
ther attempts to e" ot the do
pledges made by Sm tomomoy I
Cheiaao nltlada
No re te me ss x .
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

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