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THE COLORED CITIZEN.
IRSStED EVERY MONDAY BY THE COLORED CITIZEN L'I'HI.IHHINSG CO. J. P. BALL, JR.. EDITOR aso MGM. Orvrc I:c N. MAIN STREZT. Advertising rates furnished on application. tEKRMS: One Year ... iOl Six Months ... . ...... I( ) Three Month ..f. Entered as second class matter September I. 1MM. at the Helena. Montana. Post Ofce. HELENA, MONT., OCT. 8, 1894. DOWN WITH PONIPUIM. Populism is menacing this city, this county, this state. Good citizens should awake at once to the threat ened catastror'.e and crush it out wherever and whenever its hydra head appears. For conc.e statement and pointed facts, the following ex tracts from a recent editorial in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer on Popu lism cannot be surpassed: "Populism has lost ground because the people begin to see that it is vie lonary. where it is not absolutely in cendiary; its practical effect has been to increase public lawlessness and popular discontent among the ig norant; the Illbalanced or unarranged minds who have become saturated with its cheap sophistry and epidemic insanity. "Populism reducer its victims to a state of general paresis or excites them to a condition of acute, violent mania. Public peace and content, public prosperity and tranquility are broken wherever Populism thrives for a season. The nladolent, the ignorant, the Inemcient, the fantastic, jabber as constaatly and as stupidly as did the most radical and most ridiculous of the French Jacobins of 1878. Pop Sulim has been a serious blight to the prosperity and peace of Colorado, * Kansas, Illinois, Nebraska and Cal itertna. Populism nla the form of Pennsoyerim has only recently been beaten in Oregon, and in the presi dential election of 1888 It polled nearly 30,000 votes in Washington. Popullsm In the November election of lWM carried Idaho, Calorado, North Th. 01188,000 votes ,oN asii "In November, 188l, Popt..q polled over 1,000,000 votes; today it ptu.. bly could not poll half that number, bheause t has shown its hand. Where there Is riot and serious public def ance of law and the rights of prop erty, there you And Populism in the midst inspiring the ignorant and ma licious to organize war against the public welfare and consoling the frantic and the imbecile in the hour of defeat. "It is Populism that has prompted the money-saving people of the old states of the east to 'blacklist' some of the money-borrowing states of the west. Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska .. -.pcm-s-y euled- n this way; enough states to serve as object lessons to all voters in this state against picking up and shouldering the box of civil troubles, under whose burdens these states have suffered un. til they are all ready to drop it for the future. "Populism is not dead, but has re. celved a mortal wound. It may seem to die slowly; it may bleed internally, but its race has been run; the Ameri can people are at bottom a busies: people, and Populism is a blight to bnsines: because It favors unsound mosey, because it is instinct with eth rankest kind of socialism; because la practice it is the bitter, ignorant ea emy of law, order, peace, prosperity and everything that stands for a wise and humane civilization." IE IftRlE) F A IINIET. Colored citisens have evolved from the point when the snap of the party lash can line them up like a herd of sheep. In the palmy days of republi. canism in the south we iecall a case where the choice of a prominent ward leader for sheriff had been defeated for nomination and as a result he sulked and retired from the conven tion swearing vengeance. After much persuasion and a liberal application of the party lash by interested white leaders he was brought back before the convention and thus delivered himself: "Gentlemen of the conven tion: I am a dyed-in the-wool repub lican; I know nothing but republican ism; I don't want to know anything else; I am so good a republican that if this convention should nominate a donkey for sheril I would work for his election, vote for him, and after wsi came to the court house every aturday to hear him bray. There fore I will support the nominee of this convention for sheriff" THE "'COLORED CITIZEN. From. the Anaconda -tandard. It is refreshing to run up against t one newspaper in Helena that has t some gumption about it and talks 1 sense. It used to be our opinion that, t all in all, the Helena News was doing more for that city's campaign than ( all the rest of them put together. But when we were of this opinion the I Helena Colored Citizen had not yet risen above the horizon. That con temporary of ours is now several weeks old, and it is prepared to set the pace for the white trash at the temporary capital. The Colored Citizen has quick pre ception to seize the salient features of the situation and present them in a manner that carries conviction in the mind of every intelligent reader It dares to hue to the line let the chips fall where they may. The other day, for instance, the Colored Citizen Bashed right out with the enduring truth when it said: "One of the meanest things Helena's enemies can truthfully say of us is that our daily papers are poor excuses for the live and metropolitan city we claim to be. In this respect we are decidedly in the rear of the procession, and should we lose the capital we shall have just cause to attribute our defeat to the lack of enterprise on the part of our daily papers." Now that's something like it; that's the truth as far as it goes, put in fear less form. You'll not find the Colored Citizen circulating lies about Ana conda smoke, or pretending that the site of Helena is as good as that of Anaconda, or insinuating that Hel ena is more convenient of approach, or prating about centraliiy and kind red nonsense. The COLORED CITIZEN may be depended upon to stay with the capital campaign on its merits. And, by the way, on Emancipation day it was widely reported here by many trustworthy colored people that hotel proprietors in Helena served notice on their colored help that if any of them came to Anaconda for the celebration they would lose their jobs. We have positive testimony on that matter from colored men with whom we are well acquainted and whose word we cannot doubt. We be lieve that so excellent a journal as the COLORED CrrIzEN must share our opinion that this was an outrageous prohibition, and we trust that the COLORED OrrIzEN will handle the ques tion in its own fearless and patriotic way. VTI II TATSRTEIN. Montana is overrun with a horde of state by the Anaconda company to bribe, debauch, nlatimidate and nul soversl thousand is a wretched mass of humanity gathered from the las zaroni of the dregs of the republic and brought to this state by the Ana conda company to enable it to over ride with their fraudulent and worth less votes what otherwise would be a decided majority against the means employed by said company to execute its nefarious schemes. Shall our cit izens stand unmoved when their very liberty and selfgovernment are In jeop ardy? ;The duty of the hour is im perative. The contest is focussed to -the-single point whether thepeople of Montana shall run the state or whether they shall turn over every thing to the Anaconda Copper com p any and thereafter play the role of automatons. WIKIMC d1f VL IMKUNCB There is a remarkable similarity between the contest now pending in this state, with the good citizens thereof arrayed on one side and the Anaconda company on the other, and the late effort of the Louisiana Lot tery company to saddle itself upon the people of Louisiana, when it comes to the effort to debauch the people by bribery, corruption and in timidation and the subsidizing of the press and so on. But we are sure the people of Louisiana were too deter mined and earnest in that memorable lottery contest to allow their state to be stuffed with a large number of tramp voters imported for the sole purpose of neutralizing the wish of a majority of the bona fde citisens of the state, as the Anaconda company is doing, or trying to do, in this state. No; Louisianaians don't stand any such monkeying with their vested rights, even if to enforce them they should have to shoulder their Win chesters and expel by force of arms the hired horde of vagabonds and tramps brought to their state to en slave its citizens to a corrupt corpo ration. The citiens of Montana are now called face to face with the same conditions and we hope they will be equal to the emergency. The skies have been beautiful, the air balmy, the sunsets grand, and na ture fairly outdid herself during the past week. Montana cannot be beat for hne weather, and her people doa't intend for her to be beat by a lot of boodlers. TO THE ANACI'ONDA %TANDIRD. We are pleased to note that our en- f terprising and most excellent con temporary, the Anaconda Standard, has allowed its righteous indignation to rise to the surface for one time, at least. It seems that this unusually cautious journal has allowed itself to be made the victim of misplaced con fidence, and as an earnest of its true and devotional love for the colored brother's temporal welfare, it has porcupine like, given public evidence of its disapprobation by bristling its quills and grunting in glutteral tones of abhorrence and deprecation be cause it has been informed on sup posed good authority that the hotel proprietors of Helena had threatened todischarge their colored help if they went to Anaconda to attend the cele bration. The Standard knew that on the day of the late attempted make pretend celebration that the hotels of Helena were crowded--something the Standard cannot appreciate with notable democratic magnates who demand that only the very best colored help shall attend to their gas trongmic wants, and out of deference to their imperative demand the said proprietors simply as a business prop osition, and not otherwise, insisted upon their colored help standing by their guns, and be it said to their credit that every single colored man did so, and as a consequence the hosts were well attended to which would not have been done if any part of said help had absented itself. Now, friend Standard, we don't believe you love the colored brethren near so much as you pretend. You know you won't deign to exchange with us for fear of according us social newspaper recog nition, though we have asked you to do so repeatedly. Be square and hon est and come out and acknowledge that you have a slight case colorpho bia when a colored man's vocation calls him higher than a menial. A ULITICAL TWlEL It does not require a professional political weatherwise to detect the "twister" that is forming in the hori son, and that will, ere the ides of No vember next, sweep down upon the Democracy of this county and leave the party demolished, scattered and ruined. The political elements are ripe for just such an overturning and smashing up of the galvanlsed party of deception, duplicity and false promises as has not occurred in many a yea.. Unlike the twister of nature, the political cyclonic storm now brewing will have a width and graphic area of our Union, and when the storm shall have fully gutbered and spert lbt forCe usere will not be a cllctently respectable vestige of the democratic party left to bury the dead. care for the wounded and re pair the damage done. This will only be just retribution, and there will be no tearful eyes, no mourning, no sor row. On the other hand there will be a feeling of relief and the country will feel that it has been rid of a nemesis that has bestridden it quite long enough and that prosperity and happiness were out of reach so long as vitality was left In the party that by false promises was so recently ele vated to power. N1ST'AH'i WIiPJL The Anaconda Copper company, with its outstretching arms, would gather within its deadly embrace all the life, energy, enterprise, freedom of thought and action of this pros perous commonwealth and crush them into abject submission. The polson ous breath and unholy embrace of this many armed monster must be re pelled by our citizens as would a pest ilence of some loathsome disease. Heroic and summary measures must be invoked and a united and unceas ing onslaught waged against the in vader of the peoples' guaranteed rights until Its huge, unsightly and loathsome form shall lay outstretched a victim of the righteous wrath of a liberty loving people. 3ALTRi WANYIG. The beating of drums, the blowing of trumpets and the shouts of comrn hatants having lulled, the people of this state are commencing to survey the field of battle with a dispasslon ate eye. Men who rushed eagerly into the fray without thought and re gardless of results are now coming to sober secont thought. Dalyim gaud ily uniformed, mounted on a fiery and gaily bedecked charger, surrounded by the pomp ane oriental splendor of a numerous and impressive retinMe of aide.-dccamp, were at first sight catchy and ensnaring, but like all else earthly its glory is rapidly fading away and reason is supplanting rash seal and love for pomp, ostentation and pyrotechnics. Yea, Dalyism is on the rapid wane and soon it shall be a thing of the past only to be remem bered as an octopus crushed by the united efforts of the good citizens of Moataua. SHALL 'OllPRION AND RIlERY PrEII IL Or Will It's Good Cities Mare lleant t' Fair Namr! The eTfort to secure the capital for Anaconda by means of bribery, cor ruption, villification and other de vious methods reduces the coo test to a fight to a finish with the good citizens of the state on the one side and a grasping and unscruplous cor poration, aided by its henchmen, its intimidated employee and a horde of tramps imported for the purpose, on the other side. In an emergency like the one confronting us there is but one course to pursue by the thinking people of the state; they must unite to crush out the common foe. The contest has passed the point whether Helena or Anaconda shall be the per manent seat of government. The question now involved and which con fronts the people of this common wealth is whether the bona fide resi dents of the state shall settle for themselves a vital issue or whether their will shall be set aside by cot, rupt means employed by a corpos - tion to fnrther its greedy ends. .t therefore behooves good citizens whose interests lie in this state and who expect to dwell here, to rally around the standard of liberty, right, justice and self-government and down now and forever a grasping corpora tion which is endeavoring to throttle the manhood of this young state. PERNOIEIIlI. It DBrve Capial ad Peple Fram Ure. Oregon is still .in a state of conva lescence as a result of Pennoyerism. Populism will just as surely drive off l capital and immigration from any state whose creduloma people suffer s themselves to be duped and roped into elevating to ofce men who pose as political reformers, though in reality quacks, as a yellow fever epidemic will depopulate a southern summer re sort. Oregon has just freed itself from Populism by a large majority e after a fair trial of the political hucksters, under the leadership of Pennoyer, who have been humiliating the respectable people of that state by their crazy antics; who have driven off capital because of lack of confi dence; who have kept away immitra tion because of lack of faith; who have retarded the progress of the e stte because of unrest, resultant from a semi-state of anarchy. Let us profit by this practical object les d son directly under our nose and rele g gate to the rear the blatant and ob rie jawsmmtts wno are so anxious a to saddle themselves upon this state, already in a semi-bilious condition. A GIaUl TIC WIOl-VP. ihe Anaconda Copper company. with the aid and assistance of a num ber of migratory birds of prey natur alized Into so-called American citi zens, proposes to hold up the intelli gence, virtue and wealth of this state and wrest therfrom by corruption, bribery, coercion, intimidation, fraud and force the liberty and right of de ciding where their permanent seat of government shall be located. The men thus to be utilized in neutraliz ing the wishes of a large majority of the bona fde citizens of this rich and prosperous commonwealth, are no more part and parcel of thisstate than the 400 tagged dagoes whose il legal votes In 1880 thwarted the re corded judgment of a proud and lib erty loving people. After their job shall have been performed they, too, like their dagoe prototypes will scat ter whence they came, seeking some new field and other victims upon whom they shall prey and fill their rapacious maws. TIl LILT VnIM P Or TEIAL A queer set of fellows are the four thousand white republicans of Texas styling themselves "lily whites." The republicans of that state cast nearly 80,000 votes, of which over 70,000 are colored. Yet, these 4,000 lily whites want to exclude the 70,000 colored voters from participating in the pri maries, from serving in the represent ative capacity as delegates to county or state conventions, from holding all offices of honor, profit or trust. In fact, they don't want them to have any voice whatever in shaping the policy of the party, in selecting can didates for office or in doing anything except to cast a solid vote for the choice of the gallant 4,000. Por con summate gall this breaks the record. We have nla mind several republicans of this city who favor colored men participating in the primaries to the extent of yoting their slate through, but thus tar and no farther. Some of these men are up for office, and we shall at the proper time ventilate them. This class of men should be knifed by us when the opportunity presents itself. If we are not good enough in their eyes to sea ae as dele gates, they shall not be considered good enough by us to receive our TI E MAIN ISI'E. A %biphlitr' .1 Itllatnre- RepublirI Con greoinutf. The issues paramount to all else in this co unty and state is the election of a r .publican legislature and con grews nan. Every honest and legiti mate means must be invoked to at tati this result. The issues involved are I.ational in character and there fore every republican should rally arm ,nd the flag of protection and for tie time being lay aside personal gri eveances against this legislative an, ninee or that one. The aim and el ort of every republican should be ex erted in an earnest endeavor to efl ect every nominee on the legislative tii cket. The republican nominees, in di0 vidually and collectively, are far snperior to those selected by the other parties, and it would be a v orthy tribute to the unselfish mo t ives which prompted the action of -the late county convention in naming so worthy a ticket, to elect every man by a decided majority. BOTH PARTIES IN DANGER. Popullism the Common For. Both the republicans and democrats of this county are quaking in their boots. An unknown political force confronts them. Its recruits are drawn from either or both of the leading parties-how many and to what extent from each is where the uncertainty lies. It is the duty of leaders not to pander to or offer com promise to the common foe, but to wage fierce and uncea-ing warfare with a view to exterminating their ex istence. Any cpurse short of a fight to the finish will be abortive. 'I he aim should be to route the organiza tion and reclaim good men who in an insane moment severed their connec tion with the old parties in the delu sive hope of bettering times by ally. Ing themselves to the phantom of populism. LET US FULL TGIUTIEL ["If a house bh divided against itself. that house cannot stand."l The colored citizens of this state owe it to themselves to stand united on all mattes- affecting their inter eats as a people. Therefore they should spurn with indignation any and all efforts to divide them on vital is sues. The colored people of this city, who number five hundred, and who own many thousands of dollars of property, both real and personal, and who are engaged in almost every line of husi..... and who are prosperous, happy and contented, and who are ac corded all the rights, privileges and immunities granted other citizens, appeal to their brethren throughout the state to stand by them, and in stead of allowing themselves to be made catspaws of to further the in terests of a corporation that don't now, never did and never will give employment to a single colored man, we say, instead of so doing, let them stand by their people in this city, whose property, prosperity and wel fare are at stake and which would be greatly impaired if the capital should be removed and which will be much enhanced and benefited if toe seat of government be located here. Re. member, gentlemen, that when you strengthen us you also strengthen yourselves. Therefore stand by us lIll Oi ft1 TrUTU. That's what the thinking people of Montana are doing now. The hurrahs and bluster artificially aroused by the lavish use of money and promises by the Anaconda management have given way to sober thought. The con spiracy to rob the people of this state of self-government . and to put them on record as a bunch of miserable dupes who may be bought and sold for a consideration has been laid bare, and hence the general outburst of in dignation that fills the air from one end of the state to another. Ab sorbed as our people are in the hurry and bustle of every day life. some times a nefarious scheme may, per chance, reach a given stage of incu bation, but ere it reaches consumma tion the chances are our people will throw of[ their lethargy, lay down their business for the time being and annihilate the embryo nemises. This spirit of patriotism ana determina. tion is afire nla the heart of every good citizen to-day, and the spark will be fanned into such a cyclonic fi ime of public resentment and condemnation that never again in this state wiil a foul and corrupt corporation try to debauch, pollute and destroy the man hood and Americanism of this new, prosperous and unfettered common wealth. The republicans of Custer county have nominated John R Willipms of Miles City for coroner. Mr. Williams is a man of property and has resided in the state about nine years and is highly respected. He is a represent ative colored citizen and will un doubtedly reflect -redit upon our peo ple. IS THIS TBB ('OOIW LINE! Four Colomd cN EBmployrd on a New itd. Colored citizens throughout the state are rapidly forming a very fa vorable opinion of Helena, and as each Anaconda falsehood is nailed it becomes more apparent that the scheme to prejudice the colored vote of this state against Helena will re dound to our benefit, and that instead of a bare majority we shall receive over four-fifths of the colored vote for the Queen of the Rockies and the Mecca of the colored citizens of this state. In this city there is practi. cally no more prejudice on account of race or color than in many of the New England cities. Here we have an opportunity to engage in every trade, profession and occupation and no distinction will be made on ac. count of color. Four colored men have been steadily employed in con structing a new business block now being erected on Main street and everything moves on just as smoothly and unnoticed as if the whole force were white men. Can Anaconda or any other elty in this state make such showing in ths line? We cha:lenge a them.to a show down. When the time comes Helena will receive the almost unanimous colored vote of this state, and it will be given because she deserves it as a recognition of the fair and impartial manner she treats her colored citizens. That's a great country along the Mississippi river. So you were clerk of the Ninth Judicial District court of Louisiana, just across from Natchez. Well, I was just above you at Vicksburg. That's a fine country and I would be there still if I could keep my health.-Judge T. E. Crutch. er. M'KINLEY'S POSER. LET ANY DEMOCRAT MAKE ANSWER IF HE CAN. Whe. a aomp.iesm .r the Two Tar. Shews-The Mew One ObMrs N. Mpe to armer er Meemale-No Am rles Ia to.ests Helped Zepte Sugar and Whisky. After most bitterly denouncing the bill they have just passed the Demo ratio leaders and press console them selves by declaring that the new law, after all, is better than the act of 1890. Better for whom? Better for what? Bet ter in which particular? Not better in its free list. Not better in its duti able list. Not better for the United State. Not better for industries. Not better for American labor. Not bet tr for the American farmer. Where has it given hope? What factories will it set to work? It has improved --confesedly improved-no American interests whatever, unless it be the sug ar and whisky trusts It will not start s single new factory at home. It will mot increase the demand for labor at home. Whatever hope it brings is to the alien and the stranger. Whatever in dustry it quickens lies beyond the seas It is not located beneath our flag. Bet ter than the law aof 18901 A law under the operation of which every man in this country was employed at good wages Every factory was running at its full capacity, and the consumer was securing the necessaries of life cheaper than be had ever received them before. Does any thoughtful man believe that the law of 1894 will ever restore those happ conditions here in the United States? Will somebody name the provision in the new law which is an improvement on the old? It is aserted in some quar ters that it is better "because the rates at duty are lesand the average percent age lower. " In whose interests are these lower duties? Whom do they benefit? Senatar Mills answered this well when he said in his recet speech: " What has been the fact in reference to every tarif not in the history of the government that reduces duties? Importations in rossed, and with increased importa tions came increased revenue." So we start with this declaration from those who framed the law, that importations are to be increased under it. But what does this mean to the American people? Inareased importation of articles we make in the United States means di minished production in the United States It cannot mean anything else, and diminished production in the Unit ed States means diminished employment to our American labor and diminished wages to those who are employed, You eannot escape from that conclusion. ward Work mer omete.r ilm. President Cleveland is slashing around among the scattered fragments of his tariff programme as if he wanted to in duee Mr. Hill to rise in his place and defend him some more. The senator from New York may find that he is be lug overworked in this line. -New York Pressa A Mugwump Dieeoverr. The kaleldomeopio changes in the tar if conference at Washington have rewahed the point where many people are wishing that acongress would give us the McKinley bill and adjouru--New Tork Pest. Sthe first time'since 1865 we have had this year a deficiency aggregating $70,000,000, sad the redemption fund of $100,000,000, called the "gold reserve," s maintain at par the 4, 000,0000 of eabe--eks and $1,000,000 of tres ty mota has fallea to $7,000,00 .