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THE COLORED CITIZEN.
I~Un s' E IlRY MONDAY BY THE COLORED CITIZEN PUBLISHING CO. OrrCa 1S N. MtAn .~YTar. Advertising rates furrished on application. TERM4S: One Year.................... 0 Six M onths ................................................. Three M onths.............................................. HELENA, MONT., SEPT. 17, 1894. We certify that this edition consists of 2,000 COPIES. COLORED CITIZEN PUB. CO., Per/. P. Ball, Jr., Editor and Marsger. VnaxoNT got there in good shape. ARKANSAs went democratic. Score this, gentlemen on the other side. The Missoulian ranks among the bhet and newsiest dailies in the coun try. Brother Boos knows how to suc cessfully run a paper. Elsewhere will be found an interest ing letter from Mr. R. B. Brook, one of the leading colored citisens of Bill ings. We hope to hear from him and his lively community often. He kind ly forwards his subscription for the campaign editlon. Tan democratic party of the nation Is quaing in its boots. And well may it. During its short lease of power it has wrought ruin and destruction over the length and breadth of this fair laud, At the earliest opportunity the people will turn down the party of false premises and reinstate the party that the nation will again love, honor and maintain in power. A democratic president and demo cratic congress have been running the government for eighteen months, dur lag which time little else has been resang. Industry has practically bas stepped. Labor has found little eplsymst, and when employed It has beet at greatly reduced wages. -uth government and people have bee rnnig n debt. The total losses to the country, its business, property and wages, are beyon human calec lates.-.ov. McEinley. Wasre rumsi this paper at a los simply becase the frienads of the cane we represent are indiueret. We have edeavored to make it read* abe sad efective-to what extent we have succeeded Is left to others to w udlgment. Our eciency, how evr, has baee smewhatlmpared be ame mach of our tim has been ab. ebrked rutling around to gather ready cash (not promises) for our priates. Recently we approached a gentleman who has a healthy beak acce.at and also couslderable Helena real estate. We stated our case, ex platned our aeed of ready cash, ad asked him for cash assistance. We wero t down on by him in a most summary manner. 8aid he, "Are you net a holder of comlderable Helena real estate Won't the keepling of the capital herepsedt you several thousand dollars? Will not the loss of the capital make. worth so many thousand dollars less because of the depreciation of value resulting therefrom? What's the matter with yo bearing the burden of the O -s s yourself even if you do have to go in debt to do lt? This iso time to slk or shirk duty." That's just the paint we make. "This is no time to sulk or shirk duty." The contest for the capital will be hotly conteaded and the signs point to but a small ma joerity either one way or the other. Therefore let the several hundred colored voters of this state be looked after. They will be the balance of power. A hint to the wise is suM cleat. M5 M IM1 INM . The nomination by the recent re publican county convention of J. P. Dall, Br., for the position of coroner of Lewis and Clarke county is evi dence proof positive of a growing di position on a the part of the republican party at least, to obliterate the color line in selecting nominees for the suf frage of the voters of this county. This s indeed gratifying and encour aging and it argues well for the fu ture. The disposition to ignore the colored citisens grows less and lees as time rolls on, and the time is near at band when he shall be accorded the tull ad just recognition to which he is entitled. We regret that Mr. Ball's business Interests will not per mit him to accept the protered nem inaties, which we ar asured would resut in his triumphant election, yet the princile of recognition has been accorded by our political friends, which isa step forward and Inthe eaht deectlse. A C1AIAIGN OF nKJIUDICR. There is a studied effort on the part of the paid emissaries of Anaconda to engender among the colored citizens of this state a prejudice against Hel ena by working upon race passions. We hope our people will be slow to pass judgment and that in no event do so until after proper investigation. The claim that Anaconda carries the colored vote of this state in its side pocket is a serious reflection upon the intelligence and independence of our people and should be resented in terms emphatic and unmistakable. Outside of a few noisy, unrepresenta tive, dollar a-day-and-drinks hire lings, very few colored people are making any fuss over the capital question. It is a mrtter that de mands little attention on their part, for it's a simple proposition which of the two aspirants is best fitted for the permanent capital city. And as this is a matter that should be determined by cool, impartial judgment rather than by prejudiced passion, it will cause the citizens of Helena no con cern, for the colored citizen may al ways be counted on the side of wis dom and justice. The careful ob server will note the class of men few in number but loud in mouth who go hither and thither sawing the air and befouling it with falsehoods, made to order to fit the occasion. These men call for nothing save their dollar a day and whisky, and their in fluence with the people goes for naught. When the time comes a very large majority of the colored voters of this state will quietly go to the polls, scratch out Anaconda, put a cross opposite to Helena so as to be doubly sure and then as quietly go home, leaving the hirelings to do the talking. TUI ADIUAll WWH. IAIILT SIUTM. After one has been nominated for an offclal position It is natural that be should have showered on him con gratulations and whispers of "you are the strongest man that could have been selected and your election is al ready assured'" These empty adula tions come always from friends, ad alrers or would-be beneficiaries. They carry no weight. Nay, they are detrimental. For ere long this ob scure citimse who has been rushed into prominence by a streak of luck or otherwise commences to inflate his own importance and strength which he soon has so magnified that he grows arrogant, self-defiant and dic tatorial. Quoth he, "Am I not invul aerable ? Who dare oppose me ? Am 1 not the cynosure of all eyes? Why need I rustle for votes? My elec tio is already assured." This is the man most easily downed. The man who would win must rustle, and rustle hard at that, for adversaries are ever striving to put the rollers under self-supposed assured success. Beware young man l FI ID 1i1 111 i ll r W We have an element in our boey politic that is ever on the watch and lookout for whatever is "free" Any thing that's free is popular and catchy and the rabble are ever ready to rush hither and partake thereot. A free lunch placard acts as a magnet and he will scramble to be Arat in the gratis feast whootherwise would stand abashed and wavering on the thresh held of a ten cent cafe. So fid we this same human weakness among the brawn and brain of our land. The same Impulsive and self-propelling in stinct that causes the hungry tramp to rush in and partake of a free lunch reardless of the cleanliness anad the ceasequent after results, beckoned and inveigled, syren like, the sturdy husbandman to take an abdomen full of free wool. The after result of nausea followe of course ; the stom ach rebelled, as might be expected, and now the American wool interets are in the throes of a violent par oxysm. The up-to-date editor strives to furnish his readers with fresh, home made editorials. He should discuss matters pertinent and apropos. He should present live matters of inter est. He should not presume upen the leniency of those who patronise his paper. He should not ask his patrons to forbear with his paucity of brain power. He should gather his scat tered energies at least once a week and give his Sabbath stay-at-home readers some food for thought and meditation. But is this the case with many of our leading papers that are ever effervescent with self adulation? A host of witnesses can but answer nay. There is urgency for demand on the part of the public of areform in this direction. Let the editor who is so blatant for reforms of all kinds in his poorly written and thought-bare editorials, reform him self and resolve to heanceforth give his aaditor a few well arranged thoughts that are home-made at east though otherwise scanty. navy, psr dissertatlens by learned and thesretical cales asuitesmsss.a obtuse and uninteresting papers by renowned men of the profession fur nish but a poor excuse for editorial matter and cannot be palmed ol, therefor, even though placed in the customary columns usually allotted to such matters. The public is ex" acting and wants its pound every day, and the demand should be complied with. True, to do so, ye editor may have to cudgel his dull brain or gaze starward wistfully for a few wanted ideas, or get down to real drudgery and work up something acceptable. But what care the public for these hardships? Are not editors supposed to be workers? Are they not rated as men of supposed brains? Is it not de. manded that they should give a quid pro qus for their salaries? Them let us reform and resolve to do our duty in the futnre. A PRITATE WORD TO I1'OLAD CITIfINZE Insanity is generally pie tded where no other defense lies. The campaign of prejudice and falsehoods is a like desperate expedient. A strong ef fort is being made by the adroit and skillful Anaconda management to tincture the colored citizens of this state against Helena on the ground that it is a city so imbued with prej udice against colored people that life here is unbearable. 'rom week to week we have produced short sketches of a few of our leading colored citi zens, which should be convincing to the average fair-minded judge that our people are faring well in this city, and that they are not only employed to a ma" in steady, lucrative business, but have also been so favored that they have accumulated much valua ble real estate and so on. The only argument adduced so far against Helena is that colored people are barred from some of the saloons and restaurants. However, no specific charges are made as to what places are included in this vague indictment. We have talked with a number of our leading colored citizens and they are unanimous in their condemnation of the groundless falsehoods that are being spread broadcast by the Ana conda management. True there are several low dives in this city that are so impregnated with colorphobia that probably in order to show their race rancor a colored man might probably be refused service, but they are In. variably short-horse whisky shops or ten-cent hash houses. Our colored citiseas have their own homes and gen erally eat there, but when they do eat out they select a decent place, either kept by whites or their own color, and they invariably receive courteous at tention. This same treatment is Ac" corded to every decent colored man who may come here from abroad. True there are disreputable charac ters, both white and colored, who tramp in here and who should not be received either in decent society or respectable places of public accom modation. Against such the line of demarkation is drawn, but not on the color basis. We trust our colored friends thros:hout the state will not allow themselves to be led astray by designing and unscrupulous men who are low enough and so indifferent as to frankly acknowledge after elec tion that they were hired simply to get votes for Anaconda. It's amusing to note how tenderly we are handled by some of our ex changes who deign to notice us at all. It's probably new business with many of the novices who have been called on by professional courtesy to com. meat on Tan CirrITz's appearance. From the labored and studied effort, the changed, interlined and corrected copy, it would appear that the per functory duty of giving us a passing mention had puzzled the enervated brain of the perhaps some day to-be editor. We always feel charitably disposed towards this class of weak kneed brethren who are short on moral stamina and force of character and who are afraid to pen a frank ex pression of opinion when the color or race question is involved and who, in stead thereof, go chasing around to And a beam of reflected public opin. ion to harbor themselves While we do not advocate the clos ure of the voice of a minister of the Gospel in matters public, yet we think when he allows himself to be drawn into the vortex of the political pot and mixes up with the unsavory elements that babble to the surface that his usefulness I, treatly im paired, If not totally destroyed. Pol itics and religion don't mix any more than do oil and water. The divine who dabbles in Montana politics espe clally the Anaconda part of it is totally unkeltered religiously and it will oaly be a question of a short sme before he will forget the Osaman . mets and the laod's prayer. The Gopel path Is faliof the corpss of sietracked divnes decopy. from the path of duty by the sedactive peliti. cal phateom of promised leaves and sIebe J. P. BALL fBELllJN His Baies laissta will at Allw hi. is lnks the Ber fir Curier. Hr will ake Fhlgrdps lutsad of Held lmg laquests. HELENA, Mont., Sept. 12, 1804. To the chairman and members of the Republican central committee of the county of Lewis and Clarke, state of Montana : GENTLEMEN :--Permit me to tender my resignation as nominee for coro ner. With a deep feeling of gratitude to my many friends in the late Repub lican county convention, who pre sented my name and who selected me by such a handsome majority for the responsible position of coroner, for the unsought honor conferred and for the political recognition accorded my peo ple, who feel flattered thereat, I re luctantly tender my resignation. It is due to you, as delegated representa tives of the late convention, to inform you that it is no lack of appreciation of the honors conferred upon me in dividually and as a representative of my people, that impels me to take this course. My business interests are such that they would be greatly jeop ardized, were I to accept the nomina tion. Besides, my advanced age pre cludes my fully performing the ardu ous duties of the position. Believing that these causes are good and suffi clent and that my party and you gen tlemen will concur with me, I very respectfully remain, with best wishes for the success of the party. J. P. BALL, Sr. A DALY CATCItINY,. like Yaeep e WoaM Nid Us. The EumepmuIe ltkes. In the name of decency; out of love for those who have gone before, ne'r to return again; as a mark of respect to the martyred Lincoln; for the sake of our wives, children and relatives, let us not disgrace ourselves, humili ate our friends at home and abroad, or bring down on ourselves the con demnation, derision and scorn of the good citisens of the whole country, irrespective of race, by making cats paws of ourselves to further the sin ister designs and promote the selish interests of Marcus Daly. His fertile brain has conceived the idea of herd ing us together somewhere and some how for the purpose of influencing us in behalf of Anaconda. A bright idea dawned upon his ingenious brain and the thought struck him that the "Emancipation Racket" was just the thing to make the colored brother swallow bait, hook and all. With this idea in shape the next step was to put it in execution and the follow ing will explain the second step: "BUT'rr, Sept. 1.-Thecolored people of Butte held a largely attended meeting at the A. M. L. church to night and decided to celebrate Eman cipation day in a glorious way. The celebration will be held at An aconda and an Invitation will be ex tended to the colored people all over the state to participate. Prominent and eloquent speakers will be secured for the occasion, and no pains will be spared to make the celebration a great success and a most enjoyable affair. A feature of the day will be a ball game, to which the colored club of Butte has issued a challenge to the clubn of BHelena ad Anaconda. The date for the celebration will be an nounced in a day or two. It was originally intended to hold it on Sun day, but it was decided to-night to put it of a day or so" On the heels of this there bobs up in Helena, and later on likewise will in other towns, a very nice, well kept sad smooth talking gentleman, wo very modestly informs yeou that the colored people of Butte are gong to give a grand Emancipation celebra tion Sept. 54, at Anaconda, and that you are invited to attend. Upon i quiring uas to wLat the fare and ex pewse will amounat to you are In. formed that all expenses will be pai by the colored people of Butte. There's where the cat is let out of the bag. The whole scheme unfolds it self. iA cmagI me m Ear h As the Cmria has oft repeated, there are no strings on us. We are running a paper devoted to the later eat and welfare of our people. We shall applaud what of good is doas them, and condema all that is bad. We shall be with thbo who are oar frienda and have so demonstrated it, and we shall be agalnst those who are unfriendly to oar people. We wear a. uumle and will therefore speak oar oplates. We shall always endeavor to be actuated by the right and what s to er laterees as a people. We will defend sa parse or thing n. friale to ar eed. We will a tagonize whatever is detrimental to our people. We will investigate wrongs or indignities imposed upon our people. We will forsake professed friends when we become convinced that such friendship is only fictitious and is reluctantly extended to our people solely for the purpose of ac complishing an end political or other wise. We shall cultivate and gravi tate to persons, places and things friendly to our people in word, action and deed and that are free trom preju dice and race rancor, and that will accord us all the rights, privileges and immunities extsnded to American citizens. We are determined to stand by our peopl--their troubles are ours also. A single privilege withheld on account of race or color makes the fight ours and we will make public battle through our columns against persons, place or thing so offending. TILE TIDE FLW8 IBELNAIWAB. Grut Fall asIdm s the Crst. A va., concourse of citizens good and true and so numerous that the capacious court room at Great Fall. was wholly inadequate, gathered last Tuesday in and about the court house of that city. A more earnest, enthu siastic and determined assembly of citizens has not been seen in the state. Eloquent, fiery, and convince ing addresses were made by leading citizens and such a frenzasy of enthusi' am was aroused as would put tc flight and abash the most ardent and brazen Anaconda striker. A Capital club was formed and several hundred names were eagerly enrolled. This le only the beginning of a popular upris ing that will swell and spread ove the entire expanse of this state and which will bury Anaconda under a handsome majority November next. ANAMIAI HRAW TIEB WI LINE. The Mard WeV t 't1sem With th Mald Ct. We frankly admit that the Ana. conda Standard is the best paper pub. li4hed in the state, and that Mr. Dali deserves unstinted praise for his ea terprise. Such being the case the OCImsN was eager to have access tc its valuable columns in order to gel the news of the day. So without de lay we sent a bundle of papers over t. our esteemed and highly valued con temporary with a request to ex change. Not having received the coveted prise, immediately after the second issue came from the press we sent another lot of papers with an other request to exchange. Still the Standard cometh not to us. Not tc be deprived of the news of the day, we have been forced to dig deep is our empty pockets-made especialli so,trying to run this paper with prom. lees from friends who give us kind, soft, soothing words but not a dollas cash-each and every day. This hi evidently a case of colorphobla, ato the 8tandard is lavish in its gener oilfy and prides itself on being is every sanctum as well as at ever crossroad in the state. The Cimzr knows it's a little of color and maj not, because thereof, be just as ac ceptable a visitor to the exchange table of th. Standard as its fellow contemporaries of the state, yet 11 must file a protest against having the color line drawn against it, and the Crrzsx in retaliation will ask and demand that every colored man is this state vote or work against Aas. conda, even down to the paid Butte strikers. We don't mean that the strikers shall stop taking their Dali tips, but that when the time comes that they simply draw a peacit through Anaconda and put a cross to be sure, oppositeathe name of Hel enat. This will be kicking back is good shape. Our paper must be re spected. T7I MNALl £111. We note with pleasure that the dif ferences heretofore existing between the Helena Herald and Typographical Union No. 96, of this city, have been amicably adjusted and that the union has secured all it demanded. We have been intimately comnected with the printing fraternity since 16'6, and we are glad to say that not one time have we ever had a single disagree meat with our typographical assist ants. At best the pathway of life I thorny enough, and it behooves us to put in our idle time plucking Sower. instead of puncturing each the other. We congratulate the union upon its victory and may all be peace here. after, and may work multiply, type. setting machines to the contrary not. withstanding. The Colored Cttisen is the latest journalistic venture in Montana. It is bright and newsy, is edited with marked ability by J. P. Ball, Jr., anad is the peer, if aet the superior, of any of the "white" papers of the state that have been engaged in Daly ehllbltions of the Ilancial sIct. tisa of the newspaper market is mtas.Lc.-M eataJ.aer. T.E REFmhlCAN COUN1TY CENTAlli Co. IITIIB. A Vigreo uad Active Campgn. ieu. Henry C. Smitk, Chairma. R. P. Hadena, Vke Chairiuu; Tlee. P. h man, Trsueaw; Shaerwed .ele. Snretary : F. L randl, AL an. The members of the Republican county central committee and the several nominees assembled at the city hail last Wednesday night for the purpose of consultation and also to effect an organization of the ccs. tral committee. The attendance was large and the utmost harmony and enthusiasm prevailed. Temporary organization was effected with Ron. A. McMurpby as chairman and Fred. Holroyd as secretary. After com-. paring notes with a view to selecting men to conduct the campaign who should inspire confidence, infuse en ergy and vigor in every detail of the campaign and who had had practical experience and demonstrated capac. ity, Hon. Henry C. Smith, one of the best political organizers in the party fold, was unanimously selected chair. man-Hon. R. P. Barden, than whom there is no better known and more popular leader and adroit campaigner was likewise chosen vice-chairman. Our popular young friend, Thomas P. Bowman, was elected treasurer. The important duties of secretary and as. sistant were wisely delegated to tho-s worthy and talented young gentlemen, Messrs. Sherwood Wheaton and V. D. Miracle. An executive committee consisting of the above named gentle. men, and Messrs. Gus Mahrt and Ges A. Boyle of Helena, and Chas. P. Bry of Kessler's and R. A. Wear of Mary, ville, was chosen to manage the de. tails of the campaign. With a corps of officers and managers skilled and versed in thq details of political war fare as are the above gentlemen, the candidates may feel assured that no stone will remain unturned to further their interest and roll up a handsoml majority. SEATTLE 11T13. To the Uditor of Tmn Cas.om Cranu. The past week has been both buy and interesting to the people of Seat tle and King county. There have bees two county conventions held in the city in the past week, the Republi cans and Populists, before each o which there was a colored aspirat for nomination. Mr. I. P. Walker - of our prominent young men was b fore the Republican convention I the nomination for constable, adl Mr. A. A. Garner, one of the two cl ored attorneys of this place was y before the Populist Convention fio the nomination of Justice of the Peace. Neither, however, received the nomination sought. In the County nine colored delegates and in the Populist Convention there was oe colored delegate. The Democrats have not yet had their county cos vention, but I am told they will have at least two colored delegates at this convention which will be held in the near future. The Republican State Conventios convenes at Spokane on the 19th inst. King county has 88 delegates and a like number of alternates, elected at the county convention, seven of whom are colored. The men going from here are J. LE HZwkins and H. R Cayton, editor of the Republican. During the past week a large num ber of our citizens have been to Taco ma attending the annual conference of tae A. ]. E church over which Bishop B. P. Lee, D. D., presided. The conference convened on the 8th and inished on the 1Sth and there was the usual exchange of parsons made. Rev. J. A. Viney who has been sta tloned here for the past year has been sent to 8pokane and Rev. E. E. Mak iell who was presiding elder over half of the Puget Bounddistrict was gives a charte at Portland as pastor. The colored people refused to ac cept a special day set apart by the commissioners of the Interstate Fair of Tacoma as Afro-American day and held a meeting in Tacoma at Chickering Hall last night and de noonced the proposition. BHAWKINS. SrAFLI . Wash.. .nt. IL One of the new Montana publics tionm is the COIoSND CrITEN, pul lished at Helena in the interests C the colored race of which, it is 5sai there are more than two thousand i the state. The Crr.rzt is a neatl gotten up paper and is well filled wit interesting informatton.-Big Tih ber Pioneer. That paper of yours is well gotte up. I am much pleased with the edl torials. That coroner's article pr' seats the pper ew of the case. " recent Butte case demostrates th necessity of selecting a medical do tor only for oromer. Come up as get my card and some cash.-J. Ktes- .