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THE COLORED CITIZEN.
IMSUCD .YVRY MONDAY BY THE COLORED CITIZEN PUBLISHING CO. Orrvm InS N. MAIN SITRlT. Advertising rates furnished on application. TERMS: One Year.... .... ................. ......... ( n ixt M outbs. ..................... ...................... Three M ont ............................................. HELENA, MONT., SEPT. 10, 1894. We certfy dhat tis editie consists of ,000 COPIES. COLORED CITIZEN PUB. CO., PerJ P. Ball, Jr., Editor and Manager. TrI SN TIE sARICIL IUT. The republicans of this county, in convention assembled last Tuesday, selected eight gentlemen for the leg Wslative assembly and selected several other patriots for the various county oSces. The voters of Lewis and Clarke county wear no political yoke, nor do they go blindly to the polls and vote straight for party nominees. On the other hand, they are independ ent, cosoervative and discriminating, picking here and there this name, and that as best suit their notion and wants. Hence It Is that when the returas are tabulated the result reveals the elimination of this or that ebjectiomable candidate. This is a It sould be, and as It is hoped may ever be. Just such independence of action and eercise of Judgment make political parties wary that none buat the best material be olered for the slrage of the people. As a people it beheoves as to be discriminating and carful for whom we vote. It is ear dty to seas the various tickets antufly is search of those who are er Mrinds-et campaign friends, bUt al4heyeareand friends. With a esarehlg eye and an unsheathed I t shall be ear duty to prune these who are not on record aeour Mesh, pelitius to the contrary not ttheatds. As a people we should duloe abe party and draw the inet and M st these who are our known fri s Lecal politicU so longer cut a $gager withs as a people. In other weds it ern ticket has thereon some aidgs, while the balace are on mre el therwles, ll nl the eliminated -mm Sre sme other ticket of mea ewles frdeals to us. We moust be moeed haters I we wmald be re speted Whose feMth his hand agalet s es lift we our hands aessm e hi. This s politic pure td dmpie, it not the golden rule. te 001e C ritme shall ever be a the alert whea race Iaterest is at etau , prmilug at all times to care it* gura thees sacred rights that e amot dear to as, aad to polit out ptalD· that may be dug for our po ltloal rema With ao stMig to us, we are foot lSaes and free to "epeak right out In mesr'" abut all matters, per e sad thlaig that shall appear detr sutaul to our race welfare. At all lres weshull have an eye sgle to the bettermemt and uphilding of our Ilterest-4o the uncovering of what ever may have a tendency to militite against us. The modem searchlight wirl be tuaad in our interest, and let these stad aside who cannot bear its emarching rays. lIM1S Aw mlr oleateral germs are Indigenous to the pure and light air of Helena. They apper to spontaneously ger rnmate. Yea, they are ever with us -they hibernate here. The atmos phere see mpregated with them. rw the past few days, and especially durinrl the killing frost that fell on the might of the county conveation, friends took the precaution to lower the glau'cover of our senatorial hot bhrn that not even these vigorous plants should be subjected to the blightlng and killing frost that swept over the city Wednesday's early dawn and laid low so many political aspir ant. In order that these strong and hady plants should not devitalie each the other, we raised the cover a day or so ago, and Io and behold, just peepngt above the fertile bed was a Stth plant, healthy, strog and vigor em and actively struggling for sn pumacy. The other four perennials while they looked down with cynical miles, yet in the corner of the mouth could be detected by a close observer a slight nervoes twitch. Helena has a pride in its array of bright senator ial plats, for few cities can boast, ia can we, of so many bright stars Oe the list magnitude. Hence they shall all receive very careful atte tie at the hands of an admirng con stitusmey. The sushine of applause and appval shall beam unceasingly a them, properiy bedewed at inter vals with the tuas of smothered m m u. hriemds wi careully leek Ifer Individual latereit. seme will see that the bod is freed from "weeds." Others will look after the "cart(er)ing"away of refuse material. Many admirers will insist on mixing up the bedproperl1 with "sand (ers)." A number of ardent friends will tax their utmost "power" to keep things trim, While young America will ever be on the "hunt" for coming events. THEY IRISTLE WITH STRONG POIISl. Imemparable sad I'uwerabl. The republicans in the recent county convention adt pied an unusu ally strong and vigorous set of reso lutions. They unanimously resolved: That they favor a system of protect ive duty so adjusted that every Amer ican resource can be developed by American labor receiving American wages, and demand a tariff that will accomplish these ends. That they condemn the recent tariff legislation enacted by the present democratic congress as unpatriotic, sectional in its provisions and subversive of the prosperity and happiness of the peo ple of the United States. That they denounce the action of congress in striking down the principles of reci procity. That they favor such a re vision of our laws concerning emigra tion and natnralization as will pre vent the admission of aliens belong ing to the pauper and criminal classes of the old world. That they demand the free and unlimited coinage of both gold and silver at a ratio of six teen to one, and that both be clothed with full functions of legal tender. That they favor the granting of lib eral pensions to the soldiers and sail ors of the Union. That they testify with grateful appreciation to the ability, industry and loyalty with which the interests of Montana have been guarded and promoted in the congress of the Umted States by Hon. Charles S. Hartman. That they call attention to the fact that the people's party affords no promise of rendering elfcient aid to the interests of Mon tana. That this nation attained and enjoyed its highest prosperity under republican legislation and republican administration. That they demand e4 ciency of administration and econ omy in the conduct of public affairs. That they demand that our repre sentatives provide by law for such ex penditures by the country as are es msetiaL That they demand that our legislative assembly, which has here tofore neglected this essential duty, reduce to form and order our chaotic stautory law. That they favor such amendment to the tax laws as that the taxpayers shall be permitted to pay their taxes semi-annually. The laws appertaining to non-contractual interest should be so amended as to reduce the same to not exceeding 8 per cent. per annum, and the laws re lating to exemptions of property from execution should be adapted to exist lng conditions and made more per spicuous. That tehy earnestly pro test against all forms of party Inf delity. Resolved, That we highly com mend the action of Gov. Rickards in refusin agaist the appeals and im portunites of the democratic press to convene the legislative assembly in extraordinary session, to be again as sailed by the corrupt and venal in the hope that their candidates could buy a seat nla the senate of the United States. And in efcient care of all the interests of Montana we heartily endorse the state administration. I WllEi (11l11 i. The republican county convention thus paid a neat compliment to our worthy representatives in the last leg islative assembly, vis: Resolved, That we express our ad miration and gratitude for the noble firmness and fidelity of the republi can members of the Third Legislative assembly from Lewis and Clarke county, Hon. Alex Burrill, Hon. Rich ard Lockey, Hon. C. H. Bray and Hon. Stephen Carpenter, in resisting the eforts at bribery and corruption and giving their unswerving support to the candidates of their party, and returning to their constituents with their honor above suspicion or r. preach. A CIZAIUE W TI iWl We venture to airm that no county convention in this Union has had or will have on the floor at oa and the same time as many live and aspiring candidates for the United States sen ate as had our recent county conven tion. They were there and appar ently as unconcerned as though there was nothing at stake. Judging from the self-satisied smile worn by each of the quartette the number should have been four times eight instead of simply eight nominees for the legis. lature. A DW.oINGUmraD Southern educa tor recently, In the columns of the Washington Post, paid a sincere tri bute to the bravery and heroism of the Afro-American at critical peri ods. In palssing he alluded to the man who in a piece of slver fol, concealed uader his tongue, bore t) Ge. Sheri dan the hietoric message that saved the day at Winchester. Isthis man stil alve ? s heking out a mise Iable eiaenCe In obscurity, while he sheeld be eea the t.rits of his seroic dea- Wh ca interom us IFTER. Our heart was moved as we o'er looked the field of battle. Where stood brave men with eyes dilated with expectant hope of honors politi cal, lay limp forms with aspirations blighted. Hope carefully nursed and fed! with cheering words from near and dear friends lay withered in the frobt of an early September night. Men brave and full of fire and zeal who but a few short hours before had repeatedly led the van of the charge on the pick of the county lay just out side the breastworks. Radiant faces full of hopeful smiles wearing an un folded tale of good things in store that had been so pleasant to look upon ere the sun had bid them a joy ous au revoir were now rigid and grim in hopeless despair. Men strong and brave who had walked with a Grm and confident tred into the capacious area at high noon now lay pitiably await ing renewed vitality. Men with bright visions of the future, joyous with anti cipation, who had fanned their hopes into a flame but recently, now looked dazed, blear-eyed and collapsed. The pompous, sanguine, dictatorial auto crat of early dawn lay now a stiff. In contrast with and around this field of blasted hopes and aspirations stand the chosen few not in tears and sor row becoming the occasion; :not with faces sympathtetic and kind but with visages joyous and wreathed in smiles of realized hope. These were the conquering heroes. They stand with eyes fixed hitherwards, however, scan ning the curtain of time with mixed hope, joy, uncertainty and doubt, and wel! may they for the future is clouded in doubt though the sunshine of hope leads them to believe that the horl son's drapery of uncertainty may ere the ides of November, be gently drawn aside by the benign hand of dame for tune. So may it be I MICE T CAuIATM . wIlay, Cl4a aM lr Mlt sWO . We wish to ay a few words of fath erly advice to those gentlemen who were honored with nominations by the recent republican county convention. We presume they earnestly desire to secure as many of the three hundred and fifty colored voters of this county as possible. They can't be had for whisky, cigars and a pat on the shoul der. Money spent that way is wasted. True, those who drink and smoke will take whisky and cigars wh3n odered by generous candidates, but what re sults are thereb: obtained? It must be borne in mind that only a fe* of our colored voters can be reached this way, and even those who do con descend to consume the vile articles peddled out by anxious oMce seekers do so in a perfunctory manner. The average colored voter of to-day wants to know facts and figures concerning candidates Give us your record tell us in black and white what you will do to promote and advance our welfare as a people-gi- e us a cam paign of education and not of whisky, cigars and blarney. The sooner this course is pursued the better. The average candidate thinks all he has to do to keep the colored boys solid is to "set 'em up" every now and then (laughing all the time in his sleeve how easy it is to coddle 'em). Such campaigning means the loss of a large number of thinking colored voters who will resent such tactics to the extent of voting for the "other fel ler." The candidate who Agures on getting by on whisky, cigars and blarney will have his name called out "il mreetin'." A WIM Er IF FIImU Im rm1IAIM. Mrim! Irmu! r mO! h Ia O s e Fmi Imy Ptto d 1t EI. We venture to say that not since the nomlnation of James G. Blaine by the 'national republican conven tion at Chicago in 1884 for president, has there been such another wild scene of frenzied enthusiasm as greeted the presentation by Senator Sanders of the name of Hon. Charles Ei -man for congressman. Hardly I .ae name of our distinguished representative fallen from the sena tor's lips than the whole convention, to a man, rose and such an outburst of demonstrative enthusiasm burst forth as rarely falls to the lot of man to see or hear. Even after he had been thus nominated so exhuberant was the admiration of the convention for the distinguished nominee that the whole convention instantly again were to their feet and gave three lusty, rousing cheers with a vigorous and savage tiger. There exhilerat inu scenes, enlivened by popular strains from the band, made a scene sublimely grand and picturesque. IA101DI1 FMr I lW. hA Itamls l tn~im. An exchange commetiag apes Daly's manner of conducting things political in Montna and the class of voters used by him to promote his -in terests, gives the following illustra tion to its readers of a sample dagr voter plucked from the Daly nurmery and how he has evolved from a grossly illiterate dago in 1802 and to an act ive worker for the location of the permanent capital of this state in 1894. We quote for the benefit of thoughtful voters. "In November 1880 Marcus Daly the Montana boss voted 400 dagos em ployed by him in his copper works at Anaconda-now aspiring to become the capital city of that state-by pinning to each one of them a print ed tag and driving them as a band of sheep to the polls. Printed on these tags was the following: '1 can neith er speak, read nor write the English language, but I wish to vote the straight Democratic ticket.' And they voted it 400 strong." In November 1802 this genus dago, a la Daly, had so far evolved as to make his wants known by word of mouth as follows: "Mea non canna reada non writa, but mea wanta to vota da strata dem ocrata ticket." And they did to a man just as bors Daly directed. In November 1884 ever abreast with the procession this same genus dago will be herded to the poll and a la parrot will say in broken tones, "Mea non canna reads, noa writa, but mena wanta toa vota fora da Anaconda for da capitalla. Hellena nox gooda. See?" A QURY. The D()lty hUidep. l lekapiesm Asnesml a Paracep Crilik I the brset WlIW ! The rumor afloat that the recent bold and successful holdups in this city were engineered by a hired corps of expert crooks and criminals em ployed by 'ntereeted parties to smirch this city ,..th a view to working up sentiment against Helena In the pending capital contest, is not en tirely discredited by a number of close observers. That these robber lee were most skilfully planned and successfully executed goes without saying. The fact that our city olM clals have thus far been unable to ap prehend the robbers gives color to the opinion that they have done their work, got their swag, pocketed their fee and skipped the state. LACK N A113T JAG INAIERI To an unbiased observer it Is ap parent that there is a lack of har mony among the leaders of the Repub lican party of this county. Whether it is the result of the clash arising from a multiplicity of brainy men with adverse interests or conflicting political ambition, or a desire to rule or ruin, is a matter demanding speedy and satisfactory solution. While this community should feel proud of its bright galaxy of leaders of national reputation yet it should insist upon harmony among them. Oftimes poll tical constituencies imbibe or absorb the characteristics of their leaders, just as an army does of its omcers. Bold, determined and aggressive com manders are rebected ina the rank and file. Harmony of actlei so essential among military leaders t quite as much so among political leaders. It is requisite that the lepublican party of this county should present a solid front to assure victory and secure a solid legislative delegation. Thea let the leaders set the example by getting together and worklag for the success of the party regarudless of censequea cs to self. What matter it to the party-the rank and file-who gets the rake-off. The object to be at taimed is party supremacy. Who shall be the beneficiary cuts no figure with voters. Our array of talent ex pectant of honors is of such high order without exception that no mis take can be made no matter whom of them the political lightning may strike. The internal bickering though on the surface apMparently trivial is gradnally wortking the diintedgratien of what shold be a cemented, solid sad harmonious band of political brethren. Then let the leaders bury their individuanl uaspirations, sheave their knives, shake hands and work for the election of a solid Republlcan legislative delegation. After which let the besrt man nb, and be it said to the credit of our ceuam folk that seldom do they make a mistake ain e lectnlg a chobdice worthy and creditable to the state and nation. Il, FIt '8 eW. The people are jut Itching to get a whack at the national democratic party. Electilo day -can coe none too soon. The following from a recent speech of Senator Lodge is chuck full of good common sense : "The first step toward prosperty will beto stop these ralds of the Demo cratic party upon the industrial and bsulnees systems of the country. This can be done by th. people themselves, al byn o e else. If they retnr the Democrats to power In the Heue nest November we may look forward to renewed changes and to a centla ace of al the trenbles we have had Aarlr the past year, If the people want To stp these assaults aes oar industries and upos ou rates wages ad takem the inrt step toward bettr majority to the net Rme. A lUITM PAMIEL As Umuul 1e Victim are IIraks. "Whboo 8heddeth Maun' Blood by Mall Shall his Blood be Also bed." We note with feelings of shame and horror another slaughter of Southern colored citizens. This time the scene of butchery is near Memphis, Ten nessee-the victims number six-the shotgun process was the means em ployed and barn-burning the offense alleged. We strongly favor punish ment of offenses against the law. We do not ask sentimental sympathy in this or other cases of massacre in the South in which the victims have been colored citizens. We advocate the strict enforcement of justice in all cases where guilt is judicially estab lished.' But we do strenuously protest against lynch law. Of the many non judicial execution of black men in the South for alleged offenses, in no Single case dare the perpetrators claim that resort thereto was rendr.red necessary through fear of a miscarriage of jus tice. In every case the machinery of the courts lay in the hands of the men or their friends, who committed these butcheries, hence the fear of justice being thwarted cannot be pleaded in excuse. The idea seems to prevail and is apparently quite popular in the South that the black man has no judicial or other rights that should be .re spected. This idea is undoubtedly the outgrowth of certain existing condi tions which parasitic like are gradu ally but surely destroying the vitality of what should ordinarily be the moost prosperous section of the Union-the section that offers the greatest in ducements to capital and immigra tion, but which, alas, turns away in disgust and horror because of these oft repeated atrocities. These wrongs can only be corrected by a change of public sentiment in the South. Let the North take up the cudgel and cease not until such a sentiment shall be worked up against these barbari ties that they will cease to be longer popular. TII WOIllu USlbuL 3I A DIIICAL A l IUme d Nudmhin u I de It law. Ir7 lam, I his Swa 'lide. We have none but words of the highest commendation for the gentle man who was made the nominee for coroner by the late republican county convention. We believe that if elec ted-and the impression seems to pre vail that he will be by a very hand some majority-he will perform the duties of the oice to the best of his ability and perhaps more zealously than his advanced age would justify, yet we are constrained to enter a pro test against the long line of prece dents broken when the convention sought and selected a nominee for coroner outside of the medical pro fession. True the law does not make it mandatory that the coroner shall be a regular physician, but it must be remembered that the existing statute is a relic of territorial days and that all up-todate commonwealths de mand that their coroners shall be regular physicians. This is at it should be. The profession should be respected and encouraged and when places are to be filled requiring more or less medical training let the fra ternity become the beneficiary. So we sny i this case. The Colored Citi sea is for the right all the time. It shall know no party when it comes to a question of right. It shall recognise no party lines so taut that it will not cut them asunder when right aqd justice demand it. It shall reserfe the right to criticise nominations and work for the defeat of nominees where cause exists. Believing that such a coarse is the province of an indepen dent journal it feels satisfed In its own convlctions. UBFUllDA CSIT CIPAL alghnhIY The following gentlemen were ae lected by the late county convention to constitute the central committee for the ensuing two years, viz: Helena-August Mahrt, Phil 1Sim moes, P. D. Miracle, J. P. Ball, A. McMurphy, George A. Boyle, Walter Rvams. uast Helena-Max Jacobs. Kesslers-Charles H. Bray. College Place-C. A. Stranahan. Maryvllle-R. H. Wear. Rimini-J. L Abbey. Orig--W. A. Pels. Hogan-Mr. Wavel. Stemple-A.. D. Balcolm. Silver-William Johns. Dearborn Canyoe--. W. Eberl. Unieaville and Park-Harry Davis. Cayons Creek-Moses Root. Mitchell's-Mr. Stallaburger. mplire-James O'Neill. ovu arAn cocosvairm oO DmaaATIow. Without any intended reflection spen the personel of the delegations frnm the several counties in attend sace en our state cevention, we can nat pass the occuasio without passing a lust and merited complimentary word in regard to our able, distin. gulshed and handsomely appearing delegation. Though occupying a back seat they were foremost in all mat. ters presented to the convention. Even may Lewis and Clarke thus do itself proud. Here they are: Delegates-E. D. Weed, W. F. Sand. ers, A. J. Seligman, Dr. G. W. King, Geo. Alexander, BR. P. Barden, T. H. Kleinschmidt, A. C. Botkin, M. Cauby, Alex. Burrell. Ben. Benson, John Milch, H. M. Parchen, G. 0. Freeman, W. H. Schmidt, H. J. Casedy, R.. . Kleinschmidt, S. L. Dyer, M. A. Mey. endorTf, A. M. Esler, G. A. Boyle, D. F. Douglas, A. B. Keith, J. 8. Miller, G. T, Bramble, J. H. Smith, Dr. Flem. ming, J. L. B. Mayers, W. L. Milli. gan, Wm. Johns, Wm. Harrison, Jas. Kelly. Alternate Delegates-C. D. Hard, W. C. Gillette, C. H. Anderson, D. A. Cory, Peter Winne. J. B. Walker, James Gourley, R. H. Howey, James Kelly, L. A. Matthews, Chris. Mockel, E. Kluge, H. Richter, J. L. Roddick, F. D. Miracle, M. Staff, J. P, Ball, J. Witmer. F. N. Fletcher, H. Kirken. dall, Jacob Walker, C. W. Fleischer, L. S. Bowen, Mr. Whitaker, Alex. Erickson, Gillman Riggs, T. G. Woods, James Ford, C. R. Stranahan, A. D. Balcolm, A. B. Gibson, John Larson. REPUBLICAN (OUNTY CONTENTION, The proceedings of the recent coun ty convention were harmonious throughout. For the legislative tick. et the following names were chosen: John Herron, A. J. Craven, John Horsky, W. B. Thompson, D. S. Wade, R. H. Howey, C. H. Anderson and Dr. C. B. Miller. For County Commissioners-Nick Kessler, T. G. Woods and Sherwooi Wheaton. For Treasurer-E. S. French. For County Attorney-8. A. Balliet. For Clerk & Recorder-J. S. Tooker. For Assessor-Harry Tilton. For Auditor-J. S. Featherly. For County Surveyor-Paul Bickel. For Supt. Schools-Minnie M. Rel-. fenrath. For Coroner-J. P. Ball, Sr. For Public Administrator-W. P. Whitaker. For Justices of the Peace-B. F. Woodman and A. C. Vowtaw. For Constables-Charles Horn and Wm. Ham. JUNM FRAIl p. SErIUM. The many friends of Judge Frank P. Sterling are elated over the graceful manner he acquitted himself in the recent county convention. His sold ierly form, with a tongue eloquent and convincing, will be a conspicuous fgure on the stump this fall. As usual he will be foremost in advocacy of the election of the ticket presented by his party. It is rumored, and pro. bably without the Judge's knowledge or consent, that his name will be pre sented for the judgeship of depart ment No. I of the district court of the is county soon to become vacant by the election of Judge W. H. Hunt to the supreme bench, which political friends and foes concede is a foregone certrin ty. The Judge is eminently fitted and should he allow his name to be uned there is no doubt he will com mand such a strong following as to assure his elevation to the position so worthily and acceptably filled by Judge Hunt. CAlP, L. A. SWI061T. '- - l will Stmp the Sesuty kbr n lpelk Al Mi Whlhmm wbh laysU F hllr the aam doths rty. A hearty handshake and a mischiev ous twinkle of the eye greeted us as we met our genial and whole-souled friend Capt. 8wiggett a day or two after the convention. We were much pleased to see him looking so jovial and happy and were about to ask him if all the senatorial candidates had withdrawn in his favor as a reason for his unusually happy mood, when he bluntly said, "I feel awful good as I'm in the harness again and will be just as busy as a bee from now until after election, canvassing and work ing for the boys. Do you know I feel just as though we are going to roll up a great big majority for our ticket ! I've already been doing some prelim inary work and when we get things all in shape it will only be a question of how big our majority will be." Being. in somewhat of a quandry we pulled out our memoradum to see if we really were mistaken and that after all Capt. Swiggett had been nominated for sheriff. It was a fact, the Captain was so earnest and enthusiastic about the matter that we were almost ready to discredit ourselves and believe that it was he instead of another who had becn nominated for sheri. Right generous and royal is the man who has a heart so large and magnanlmous that in his zealous de ire to pull In the party traces he forgets self and can only see the welfare and promotion of his successful competitor and fellow c anddates. All hail to such a mas-