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THE COLORED CITIZEN.
ImUID BVURY MOWDAY a--Ur - THM OOLORED CITIZEN PUBLISHING 00. Orlam IN N. MAmIN Strsr. Advertising rates furnished on application. TERMS: O e Year ...... .................. ...........- .......... Six Months.... ............................ ..... .. 1 0 Three M onths ................... .... -.. . . Entered as second class matter September Ist, IMS, at the Helena, Montana, Postoce. HELENA, MONT., OCT. 1, 1804. We artif Mael our total issue has aggregated 9000 aves. COLORED CITIZEN PUB. CO., PerJ. P. Bali, Jr., Edibr sad MaXeer. Every effort should be made and no stone left unturned to elect a solid re publcan legislative delegation from "\ I county. It is a matter of na tineal Importance compared with which all else pales. It may be re corded with certainty of fulfillment that if the republicans of this county fail to elect their eight nominees for the lower house that their Is great danger of the loss of the legl.lature ao Joint ballot. Thereforf there should be unity of action among the several aspirants for msetorial honors who shall be, until the caucus picks out a faverite, e.ectant benedlclares. The fact that the said half dmen ex pectants are all men of astute polit al acmen-adroilt and skilled party leases-men of vast fertility of r wu a-meln of nnching political - Isll Ruer,1 tt-orsw~rhat If they all pull right and pyll together that seass will be amred. 1Unless thew be gomplete aty of actieon I weood n deaod the esult will be de ._a t cA n useqet less of the prise. to bettor plan cosld be ftrmlast i V those half do.en getlamt e to get togetheran agree ypo a plas of asotl In oeieting the legta dae gnmpalgn, whie sheuie be dl et as ea.ly as p~We from the wftlabe for canty s. This part of the easapaliga sheaId be conducted with all the earasstnor and dignity .1R dshu ams and a entreat matessoet amesa Importance. We - tt everyat s*m Mattened te with a vie oof snc and eery Momiea" This dome, aetra tfrm Montaan will be repub. Tedraw theeler lias mw les t f.. iamale, eaither Is it Americaa. Ti lme that sle pee draw the saes ees eww bmlmme will sr, les a f.Il an week acme that Is mawerthy t Sadvanud by say decent Amerlcas siW s. It le the dut of tbhse wh call themseves mea, American cit s or vitallsd uautematam to mu aue edrt t. brak dew. all M._l d pe.a*de, regardless of whether a Jsalbl te t or mad.. It le wetd seaithlal to be mauy ual teo be wIt c.inuo of delug the right thing The writer hereu has begr n I prod.s isal bulasem for years ad eaver I a igle lastase has be draws the oiler he, and be thak hbe shall alwady preserve esuclet amuhoed to me the ame course. Whether a at be has let thereby cats mas grs alaugle .1 hi ccloui - m- s haw Sg de his duty to hIs fellow maa. minam mmmm, The scandal and corruptie. atteod. at s the ammatorial contest of 'll Is a teamch i the aestrUi of the peeple of the whole coumtry. At bhes the seeds of a pralclems prac. tis were plauted. teadily have they germinated, vutil their fruit is ew apparent. Eceuraged by the uccess attalaed lathe past, the man agomeet of the Auacce4a compuny have made up their miads to win over the majrlty vote of the state, If a comstmale percentage thereof have to be purchase for a cosi4deratle to accomplish the ed. This practice sla vogue, it lsdiScult to surmise where an whme it will ead, sad who will escape the cootauinatiag ae me thereof. The chldre eof today will Imbibe the urruadings. Cau it be hewe that they will escape the ge.wral public demorallt tlu. preva. l~an an, it be epected that they will fbe uog eough to repel the oen sucompasag them? N they mscemsrlly will succumb sanl all vic im to the debauched stato of alfals. Thes. It devlves upm geedtp ctmmsmte lemi the visni d deb shrlg pastce that the Amaceeda cempeay is endeavoring to engraft into the politice of the state, by casting their votes against the methods and prac tices employed by said company. The crucial test I* at hand and no honest and self-respecting ian can falter. The sanctity and purity of the ballot is in jeopardy. The welfare and fu ture reputation of our state are at stake. The attempted effort to pur chase a portion of the voters of this state to secure the location of the permanent seat of government at Anaconda must be frustrated, and let the flat go forth that the men of this state cannot be debauched and swerved from duty by the l1thy lucre thrust forth by the polluted band of the Anaconda company. WE L NI1 JUIYICI. Would it not be more generous and Christianlike of our fellow citisens to size us up and estimate us on the basis of our many good qualities and char acteristics rather than by the rule that seems to prevail? Why should the disposition exist to rate us in toto no higher than those among us who do not even enjoy our own respect and fellowship. Our citizens must com mence to think more concerning this matter, which is of suce vital im portance to the better and more pro gressive element of our people. We enter no plea for social equality. That is foreign to the matter in con troversy. What we complain of is the predisposition to class every one of us no higher than those of us whom we ourselves ostracise and refuse to associate with. We do not ask access to your social circles. We have our own, and it, too, is barred agairst those who are not acceptable from our standpoint, and this prerequisite Is not based on color, either. Our plea Is for fair and Impartial treat ment in place of public accommoda tion, resort and the like. When we are barred and no other defense can be set up than that we are colored AmericanL it is hih time that pub lic sentiment should receive a purg lag and the body politic be rid of the surplus bile. Race prejudice against us-who are more thoroughly Amer icas than the vast unassalmlated po. tien of our population who enjoy every ht and privilege unstlnted-must and vqry soon at that. We ask for justice and fair play and our do eands cannot be Ignored. Then let eur people rise to the urgency and gravity of the occasion and free themselves from the lrklng color pre]j that enslaves their man co dwarfs their nobility of as abiing faith ia the -M and mnd judgment of the public, especially when ab emergency arises that calls for the amrtise thresLm. Hence we feel that the sys tematic and aggresive plans so adroitly laid and skillfully manipn lated to debauch by bribery and oth ed this state will prove abortive. Many mu there are this state whse impecunous conditiom has rem. dred the easy prey to the wiles and craft of the Anaconda emimsaris. Thes me are to be pitled, for they re forced victim of debauchery. Yet we do not lose our faith even in these aseas. Unless constitutimally wroeg their manhood will yet assert Itself and the yoke of corruptioe will be dumped at the earliest opportunity. Public opinlon will and must be re spected. The people seldom go, or al low themselves to be led very far from -the pathway of rectitude and dty, and thereby lies the hope of the ult timate survival and supremacy of the right. The majority of the people of this state neither approve, counte aacea tolerate the campaign of bribery that is being waged by the op pomests of Helena in the capital coo test. Hence we may oo look for a rise t the public barometer, which shall voice the snatiaet of the bst elek ats of our body politic, and which will i turn have its effect an those who have strayd or feel In clined to roam from the pathway of rectitude and true clttiweship, Yes sound public opinion will always purge itself and cleanse its stomach when overdosed IMi laMD JAWillII The state is overrun with a horde of hengry, cadaverous and unscrupulous tramps with a superabundance of jaw and a lack tf brains. These men make themselvesceusplcuous by their unceasingr and persistent celrs of somthing to sell. Their goods gen erally caUist of imaginary induoece that they prois to have over this thing or that peon. They some- time have facts and Iurmns that they think valuable and that they in Ist sheuld be prchasei of them. The public is wary, these times, and hap pily for goed citines, they are slow to encourage the siniter derign o men prying around seeking whom they my devour. Ilea of this clas should be shunmmed and abbhrred. Yea, they should be dealt with I a me mary m.n ser and taught an b. tleas that shoul requre s time to Moser ram. aEUICIATIC CUoTrY (NITIS. Lack of Kthbuasm ueptl r hnrvt.. The democratic party of Lewis and Clarke county assembled in conven tion last Monday and nominated a ticket especially strong in spots. There was a lack of warmth and en thusiasm, and attendance from the outlying precincts that was striking ly manifest. The proceedings, how ever, were harmonious, and the work of the convention was expeditiously rushed through to campletion. It was apparent that many of those who, in the good old days of the party had filled the air with their overflowing lung power and party yell, had be taken themselves to new fields where their ardent spirits could find where of to feast. We do not predict the slaughter of the whole ticket, but the chances are that a very large portion thereof will be gently laid away for future use. "WIAIfl i A llaki" Il3. & Curh br uegruen. The democratic party of this state has met, nominated a ticket and adjourned. The balance will be re corded later on. The proceedings were apparently harmonious and as enthusiastic as could be expected under the prevailing condition of af fairs. A succession of defeats and adversities has educated them to hollo loudest when most scared. And that's about the way things stand 'n the democratic camp. Were it not -for the miserable failure the national democratic party makes when in power and the desire to down it anad get rid of it, it occurs to us that little difference would be made who repre sents Montana in our natientl legisla ture. Smith, Hartman and Oorbett all good names. Oorbett might eaoy some prestige or notoriety for a time, but he would soon be lost and forgotten ia the crowd. Smith might be wined and dned fora time by his populist frleads, but he. too, would soon be absorbed and relegated to the commissary department Hartman has gained some notoriety on account of his perseoality, but whether like a rocket he has lashed to be semeor heard of no more s unknown, and perhaps never will be. After all It a bowl, a yell and a scramble for h emolumets, pleasure and poliical prestige attached to the petlos ~td whoever gets there r1ll do a ll he to babsesle the dearpeeple, a showing to the-wean and lay the pies for re-electiom. Be let the people less no sleep, nor yell themselves ouse trying to send a farvmrite to congress, for there good mea get ln diferent-ndliferent ones get bd, and bad oes get worse. o hurtak for the fellow who can pull the wool over the most eves. 1k1t "" I" Our citlYaes pride themselves that there is ao color lime drawnla Helena. There should nt be allowed a sea blaace or vllrg of this malady to exist here. Our citinse are too pro greslve and liberal to tolerate for a moment the germ, even, at a pestil eace so foul uad n-Americaa. Yet, now and then we can hear whisper. that t or this o that one draws the col line, yet it Is hard to draw the matter to a satisfactory focus when the truth or falsty thereof L sought. We p. peal to our citinens to look well inte this matter that we may place ero. selves abreast of the moat liberal and progressive cites of oour state. Color phobia surely does not exist In the lrngr and more progressive cities ao the state, and It must not exist here, for Helena, If anything, is always in the vas of the procession of progress and reform. L WI RR WIMMiL Ya Id Idb MK lad Mek in. The citinus of Helena have been deluding themselves, or perhaps have allowed themselves to be deluded. Be this as t' may, there must be some speedy uanfoing o hads, pulling oa cots and getting dew tee square bd - if It Is seriously intended to sec ces.nlly compete for the permanent capital. The capital committee Is doing moseet ective work, but It It al ready overtaxed and came single handed, without the aid and co-op ratios af our citisans, cope with the nanumerable details reqgning careful attention. We must shake o oer lethargy, revitalise erselves and each and every on as smt In win aing the pending battle. Our lght must be one of argument, facts and "garea Our case mat be decided by the good citlUaeas aOf the state. We shall not try to buy anyee. The gravity of the situaties demans that ar gued citlas make a Pght to the mid. as to whether a majority of the vtem of this state a true adL go oltissus whose vetssshnl be cant acoesuing to the best satrets et the state, or whether a corrupt corpora tion shall be able to bribe, debauch and purchase a majority of the elect ors and freemen and put us on record as a cesspool of corruption. The question that presents itself is a grave one and calls for the earnest and united efforts of all good citizens to demonstrate whether we are not, or are a commonwealth that is for sale to the highest bidder. ClIllTT BI111S AT INB. There is a class of colored men who go hither and thither pawing the ground and sawing the air because the color line is drawn against them by some whisky shop or what not. Follow these same men to their shops and you will fnd to your humiliation ahd disgust that they (ever blatant, mouthy and indignant when they are the victim) are thelfirst and foremost to draw the color line against their own people, and that, too, no matter how respectable or gentlemanly, and that they will not only refuse to serve them, but will boast in public thereof. Men of their class should be bi anded, and when they go about de manding from others what they them selves refuse to accord, they should not only be refused accommodation, but they should be ejected. Men of this class should inrst extract the beam from self before hunting for the mote In others. They should first put their own househo:d la order before looking after that of others. ITT l STAND FlIl. We hope our people throughout the state will jealously guard and preserve the reputation they have so deservedly earned of taking and adopting the practical, sensible and right side of public lssues. We are satisfied that every sensible colored man in the state will concede without argument that as between Helena and Ana conda for the permanent capital the latter town Isn't "an it." That being the only natural decision, we slncerely hope that every colored man will spurn with indignation, and even force of arms if need be, any effort that may be made to change or bias his oplinia or warp his judgment by the promise or offer of boodle. Let not the charge of our enemies be verified that we are purchasable. Take a stand for the right and let not the de bas and corrupting influences of our insidious enemy swerve you from the right. Our manhood should ever be precious to s, sad what we have gained letus not ow lose. But tothe coetr let be true men whese -riinta ial evere weam tt re suspicion. 1 3M3 ?. UWIiat Mr. P. Bartell had a hard time while la Helena. He couldn't get hil boots blacked and he couldn't get any whisky. That's what he told the pub Ulcln a letter written to the 8tandard. Mr. Bartell certainly dserved better tratment, and the fact that he was known and spotted as an Anaconda striker probably accounts for the lack of heospitality shown this distingluished visiting statesman In this particnlai case. Mr. Bartell does not say that he tendered the bootblacks extra compensatioa for the treatmet of the unusual territorial dimenseons of his pedal,o we have to Infer hi the abseasm thereof that It was a strike for higherfees rather than a case of color line. If Mr. T. J. Cronin, or any other saloon keeper, refused Mr. Bar tell a drink of whisky they should be very severely handled by the public, for wheneveran out of town man once tastes the high grade liquors such as are dispensed only by Helena men, they who taste thereof never rest n ril they become resldents of our city. We assure Mr. Bartell that on bhis next trip to Helena that he shall have his shoes shined, and we will see that Mr. T. J. Cronin sets 'em up with his own hand. A VIB 818 W C#IC. The Anaconda Staudard of Septem ber Md contains an article headed "OCnese have the calL A colored man stands no show to get a job in Helena," ad signed "A Colred Voter and Taxpayer" of Helena. This writer knows that he is giving pub. licity to a bare-faced falsehood. The fact that colored men have almost a monopoly in this city of the jobs this colicy scribe says they stand no show to get is a reutatioen of his false al1 leations that any man can verify. It i true that no Irm or family here will retaln a colored man simply be cause he is a colored man if he Lsin. competent, don't faithfully attend to his bsnemor swills too much whisky, as this voter has probably done. It has come to pas that every time some celered man hatches up a grier "ce or wants a stake he write a let ter to the Standard. These letters command a price, and hece we are not srpried at their frequency. It s a matter of rumor that the beds here a working the gam for all It Is th, andl that in the precession these selusame me wim do the ed M hMrralag for Helena for the cap kaL AS A lill AT TIE A.TI,. Mmdie Iekle, the Qeeas .a the Ibl ia. The Pople Oily Waiting to Il re the lim of Approval. Fair and beautiful, pure and snp.t less as the driven snow, bedecked witU jewels becoming and honestly ac quired, unsurpassed in comeliness and grace, serene and angelic, winsome and affable, hospitable and noble stands Helena, the Queen of the Rockies. With eyes beaming with confidence and gladness, confiding in the uprightness, purity and manliness of the electors of this state to do their duty, reposing the utmost con fidence in the integrity of its citizens, implicitly relying upon the true and tried manhood of its broad minded, unflinchable and patriotic citizens in the hour of stern duty, she patient ly and confidently awaits the ides of November when she shall be clothed with the habiliments of permanent capitalhood by a large and unmistak able majority of the citizens of this glorious commonwealth. Then will the people of this state with joyous acclaim imprint the kiss of approval on the ruddy and pouting lips of Hel ena the fair, and ever shall she be loved, honored and revered by all who hold dear, virtue, fairness and true womanhuoo. Then shall the union between Helena the beautiful and the commonwealth of Montana receive the unanimous sanction of all good, honest, pure and true-hearted citi. zens, and each and all shall ever vie In the future to make the well chosen alliance one of happinoess content meat, pleasure and profit, and may the result of the league be a common wealth wreathed in a perpetual broad smile of prosperity, plenty and hap piness. iUll Jflhti hd Wark aII a bamy fal njiud. The nominations have all been made and issue is now joined. From now till election much hard work is ahead and to assure success there must be a united and steady pull by each and every interested party. The republi' cans of this county have selected a strong and winning ticket, excepting one or two nominees, who are not up to the standard demanded by the voters who generally elect the suc cessful candidates. This, however, is a matter of small and if perchance two or men Of ik - uw he ticket and the electors feel t below grade, let them be slaugh red and their fate will serve as a warning in the future. There is no doubt that the republicans could elect every oeBer In the county year in and out, if the proper nominees, who are quite uo merous within the folds of the party, were selected. But, in the confusion and scramble some objectionable and weak brothers geierily steal in, and it is for this class that the discrim mating and independent renublicas voters go agunning. oII m IP T-l- vin I mWI And now comes another one-he calls himself "A Colored Citizen" and his letter is in the Standard, ai usual. Amount received therefor nol known. He says: "There is not a first class eating house or hotel in thi town (Helena) where a negro can gel accommodation." This is a frilled falsehood,and the writer knows it. The r1imnm made the rounds of this city a few days ago, and asked the pro prietor and managers of our leadini hotels and eating houses this question "Do you make any discrimination u account of color in conducting yoni business "' In every instance he wai answered I. substance that they nevel have and do not do so now. These ae facts, and it is true that no gentle manly colored man will be refused accommodation at our fret class eat ing houses or hotels, or In fact an. other place of public resort in the city. The places referred to do nal accommodate tramps, vagabonds a disreputable characters no matter what may be their color. The fact a being a negro will not of Itself entitle the "Colored Citizen" who wrote tbh above referred to letter to decent treatment in any Arst clas place 1i Helena if he comes under the clas of tramp, vagabond or disreputabl character, either or all of which wil probably cover his case. Vol. 1, No. 1, of the Coomma Crn. we, published at Helena, Montana, and edited by J. P. Ball, has reached this oece. It is a six column folio its columns are well lled with choice reading matter and should rearl the hearty support of every race. UIke all other good newspapers who d not uphold oemema power, but has the interests of the people Ia general .at heart, the Cream s iret, last and aln the time for Helena for the per maneat capital.-Havre Advertiser. ( iB. m mw 4 saw- . a ..M /. Ie.. m I*can ss A s M w s"PI. WIED IlT TI Iau. Awswe r Ilth dfl Chul and ' After a ticket has been nominlar there will always be found some men who are willing, yea, even anxiu that the sinews of war shall be ( nished and the hard work of run and conducting the campaign shall e performed by some other fellor '"his clam of men will skulk in t4. c,oak room when the roll is called; they will play hide and seek and e;. ploy every known subterfuge to dodge and evade duty; they can't be foga when needed; they are ever willing ti accept, but give they never. noble patriots will stand supinely and see their fellow nominees be~ the heat and burden of the day, and when the battle is won, then co-m there gallant home guards, with sword in hand and with lusty yell,to,. van. None will be louder in thudl hurrahs; none will be more blatan and aelf-laudatory; none will be m-g anxious to tell how his mighty for.e were unceasingly employed to brli about the happy result. This clamss men should be held up at the start and made to perform their duty. Bring them to taw or leave them at home. I I WUIPIlf . dles lewds a Ivhe DIlly Paper. The citisens of Helena were sadly disappointed last Thursday when thwe searched our dailies in vain for a fall and detailed report of the eloqgam and admirable speeches delivered at the auditorium last Wednesday utiht by the several distinguished speakes of that evening. It is generally ce ceded that their efforts embolid many points, facts and figures that should be known by the peole throughout the state, and many listener on that memorable night had Armly resolved to send several cap( of the speeches to friends in the sats. One of the meanest things our as. mies can truthfully say of us lath our daily papers are poor excuse I the live and metropolitan city the we claim to be. In this respects are decidedly in the rear of the . cession, and should we lose the c-* tal we shall have unet cause to attdi ute our defeat to the lack of eate. prise of our daily papers. Til ANAIDBA iict1niu. Iam ieThird or w P w ·- ~ - ~'·~Y;·l About one hundred and Bel.es colored ctlisuea, of whom one hunarel and ten were ladles and children, at. tended the free excursion to Am. ecoda last Monday. At Butte me hundred and seveaty -ros*srsasl. It was expected that quite a larig number from Great Falls, Miessala, Boeeman, Billiang, Uvingsto sl several other cities would attend, bit only about four materialised frs these places. Thlday was very s joyably spent at Anaconda, whose cit iseaeextended every courtesy to their guests. Nothing was too good lr them and the keys of the city waf for the time turned over to the e cursiosists. Nothing occurred to nar the pleasure of the trip, and every one voted the affair a grand succs. The trip was enlivened with excellat music by Prof. Cole's band of sixtea pieces. The excursionists arrived home Tuesday morning, tired, 'tib true, but well repaid for their trip. A Nh1I1S NITI. Ovwr Uw l ElkMe CMtUl AIt T Capihal Clea Te hetrr i When the citisees of Helena ret aroused they are a force. Until Ir cently. It must have occurred to a large majority of our citizens that the people of the state were gold. tl thrust the permanent seat of govsr meat upon Helena whether or lt. This idea is now dispelled and theY have now made up their minds that it will be necessary to do some rustlil. to gain the prise. Hence the larg enthusiastic and earnest assembla.e of citisens that crowded every avail able foot of space of the auditoril last Wednesday night. The meetial was presided over by Ex-Gov. s. T Hauser. Pointed, earnest and -inpir ing speeches were made by Mayor _ D. Weed, Et-Senator W. F. Salnde Hon. N. W. McConnell, Hon. Marth McGinnis, E. A. Carleton, W. E. Cal lea, Col. pa. Word and Hon. T. B Carter. The meeting throughoct W5 a thoroughly enthusiastic one, and re suilted in inspiring every one witl new energy. Poe the irst time in the history ' Montana the colored people of t state have a newspaper all their o The name of the new exponent of tM colhred race in Montana is the 0C onmD CEriMR, and the initial numbs appeared on the d inst. at Helena The paper iL admirably gotten 4C sad its eiite, J. P. Ball, Jr., is for.ible writer.-DUios Tribune.