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THE COLORED CTIIZEN.
4.'Pl) VERIIY MONDAY HY THE I'OLOREI) CITIZEN I'PUBIIISIIIN(i CO. J. P. BALL, JA., CDITOR aNe MGR. (IFFCE I'r. N. MAIN STHEET. Advertisinge ratl. tfurnished on application. TEHMR: Onet. Yv.' r ... III lix Monthi- . . .... I fII Three Month, . .. ... . I Entered as seconld l ,ls matter Septemelwr I. 1p1i. at the Helna Montana. Post oMefr. HELENA, MoNT., (x'T. 15, 1894. "Be strong and quit yourselves like men * * * that ye be not servants * * * quit yourselves like men and fight." It is the duty of every good citizen to buckle on his armor, wage unceas ing and relentless war, and do hattle in the van of the fight until a victory is won, and the Anaconda-for-the-cap ital hosts put to flight and scattered to the four winds. There must be no temporizing, no parleying, but the fight must he to a finish without quar ters, and there must be such a com plete and utter annihilation of Daly ism, bossism, corruption, bribery, fraud and intimidation that Montana shall in the future be an uninviting field for the trixter to trifle with the rights of its citizens. A crisis con fronts the people of this state and it must be determined now whether the people-the good citizens-if this state shall control its affairs or whether they shall be managed and handled by a foreign corporation whose favorite interests shall always be regarded as paramount to those of the people. 55INiUAN TEAL The democrat who shall be lucky enough to steal by the blockade of public indignation this year will in deed be a lucky man and a prime fa vorite. Everywhere the signs are eminous to the party that crept into power by false pretences, and the anxious voter only await the oppor tunity to thrust his stiletto into the vitals of the unfaithful and deceptive democratic corpus. The people may be cajoled and hoodwinked for a time, but when the case becomes so ex treme as to deplete one's bank ac conat, empty the pocketbook and hunger the stomach, then will mill les rise up as one man and amputate the gangrenous member. Democracy must go. It has been derelict to the trust imposed. The people only await the opportunity to inflict the ortal wound. Thus sail 1t ever us, the survival of the fttest. M1 ItW VFI i1111T IATEL Public sentiment is fast crystalis ing in favor of Helena, as is evidenced by the encouraging reports received from every section of the state. The fight has reduced itself to a moral camgaign with the good citisens wag ing relentless warfare against the boodlers. The outcome of the con test is a foregone conclusion. Right and justice shall prevail and force of righteous and enlightened public opinion will completely annihilate the mongrel horde conspiring to down the moral element of this common wealth. Let our people be on the side of right and justice-let us join the procession that is marching to combat the leprous crew marshalled to corrupt and debauch the adminis tration of state affairs. Victory shall be the outcome of the contest and the bandits shall be put to flight. PAlT UL N WILL U CLMILY KIAWL As the campaign advances it be comes more and more apparent that party lines will be closely drawn, and that each party will endeavor to rally around its standard a solid party vote. In the face of the disastrous results of democratic supremacy there is a strong feeling of resentment against elevating to office any except the faithful few who are the choice of our party conventions. No section of the state is more liberal in respect to choosing the best candidates from the several tickets than the county of Lewis and Clarke, but the signs point to the drawing of party lines very taut this time, and it is likely that no favorite will slip by, but that the nominees as a whole will be elected on either the republican or demo cratic ticket. It is patent to the casual observer that the local demo cratic ticket must suffer materially from the general dissatisfaction ex isting against the national demo crat'c party and that it, too, will be swept away to a man in the fury of the political cyclone that will rush acreus this Union on the 6th of No vember next. THE RIEULT IN TIE BALANCE. 'orreupion lerul Iloresty is tIe lisue. The people of Montana have a ver dict to render. A powerful, corrupt and wealthy corporation is seeking by subtle argument, corrupt means and coercian to extort from the electors of this state a verdict which would for all time be a blot upon the fair escutcheou of this proud and honored commonwealth. The bona fide resi dent citizens of this state should ren der a verdict against the Anaconda company without leaving the box, so to speak: but fearing and anticipat ing such a result its management has packed the jury by countless importa tions of hirelings brought hither to do the bidding of Daly and his cohorts and to nullify the wealth, intelligence and virtue of a large majority ot the people of this state. This is no time for good citizens to falter. An im perative duty should force good men to the front and by a united effort they should put themselves on record against corruption, bribery, fraud and coercion. POPULISM I ND DALYIM. Either Would lRui the Itnlr. This is no time to experiment with politics or "isms." The people of this state demand safe and stable govern mental administration and therefore they propose to down democracy, ig nore populism, espouse republicanism and repudiate Dalyism. Montana needs capitil and immigration to de velop her matchless resources and they can only be obtained by preserv ing favorable conditions. With Daly lsm in the saddle riding rough shod over the interests of the people and the state, may we not expect capital to avoid us and immigration to shun us? Several states similarly situated answer the Inquiry afirmatively. Then let our citizens rally and route the imported hordes of Anaconda strikers. Let them assert their man hood by doing their duty and burying Dalyism under an overwhelming ma jority. TIE F7IEElI1 F TIE F133 MUMiT I We learn that some of our Helena contemporaries feel wounded because we have seen fit to criticise their lack of enterprise in energetically pre senting to the people of the state Helena's side of the case in the capi tal contest; because we have dared raise our voice against fogyism, old timelem and individualism; because we have been outspoken in demanding an immediate reform on their part in the interest of Helena; because we refuse to follow in the bull-team path traveled by them; because we have no strings to us; because we refuse to be muzzled. Wedo not like to wear a s we- shall- insist on making legitimate criticisms; we shall do all we can to win the capital fight for Helena; we shall tackle the press when necessary; we shall insist on be ing heard until November 6, whether we get out on a steam press, gas press or hand press. The CoLoRnD CfmI. s.N's allotted time is only three more issues and we assure our contempo raries that we shall not change our policy or bush our voice even though it should be a source of comfort to our able home contemporaries. SrTO T1IF! "Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind; The thief doth fear each bush an offcer." Anaconda asks for a fair deal. Thanks. That's what Helena would like if such a thing Is possible. Yes, Anaconda is right and the registra tion shall be free from fraud. There shall be no imported tramps. no tagged dagoes nor this-summer imml grati registered. Anaconda must not be imposed upon, especially in this manner. There shall be only true and good men selected as election commissioners and no Helena boodle shall be used to swerve them from their sworn duty. Anaconda shall also be protected in this particular. There shall be no supplementing the ballot box before, during or after the election. There shall be no false tab ulation of votes, falsification or hold ing back of election returns. There shall be no fraud of any kind. Ana conda shall have a square show and the Helena boodlers, strikers, thugs, blacklegs and banditti shall be throttled for the time being and An aconda shall have a fair square deal. Proscription, whether on account of race, color, religion or whatnot is un-American. Its propagation should not be fostered, and where it exists at all should be stamped out as would be an epidemic. Men who go hither and thither prating about drawing proscriptive lines on this or that one are public enemies to society and should have a quietus put upon their -ealous efforts to arouse prejudice by the stern and effective stamp of pub lic condemnation. Colored citizes can never consi.tently approve ot anything that savors of proscription. Politically they should be wary of men who preach proscription In what soever manner, remembering that the hand which to-day is uplifted in one kind of proscription may to-morrow he raised in another. We, of all men. should be liberal and broadminded and ever on the alert to crush out whatever appears to partake or have semblance to proscription or preju dice. OIRK RAI'E INTEIESTS LIE WITH THE RE IfBLU'AN PARTY. The race interests of our people lie in the hands of that political party that is the synonym of progress. We are duty bound as a matter of self interest to affil'ate with the party that is best calculated to promote our welfare and subserve our present and future wants. It is a cold-blooded proposition with us as to which party shall receive our votes. It Is a ques t!on that should be divested entirely of sentimentality. Therefore as a people we must look at things from a practical standpoint. It cannat be denied that the republican party has stood by us in every crisis that has confronted us. We sincerely believe that it is the only party that merits our support under the existing condi tion of affairs. It must be distinctly understood that our interests lie with the republicans not because of good done for us in the past, but because of its promises for the future, its pro gressive tendencies and the utter rot tenness and unrelsability of the other parties. The colored man's interests are safest in the keeping of the re publican party and he is keen enough ta know it and there is where he will be found. A CHANGE OF ENTINIENT. We note with pleasure that from every direction come cheering words regarding the change of public senti ment in favor of Helena for the capl tal. This is especially true of col ored citizens. The strenuous efforts made by the Anaconda management to work up sentiment against Helena by spreading all kinds of falsehoods concerning color prejudice here have fallen flat and a decided reaction has set in since it has been demonstrated that no foundation exists for the false and random charges indiscriminately made. Upon investigation it has been demonstrated that the colored citi sens of Helena are faring better, re more prosperous, enjoy steadier and more lucrative employment than in any other place in the state. So far as race prejudice goes there is prac tically none or at least no more here than elsewhere. On the whole every. thing looks very favorable for Helena and we believe that a very large per centage of the colored vo'. will be polled for the Queen of the Rockies. TllE ILIU VW B nL IBELE.A. The efforts made to wrest from Hel ena the colored vote by circulating damaging reports calculated to arouse their prejudice will have no effect on thinking men. It is a well known fact that the colored citizens of Helena are prosperous and in good average financial condition and that they own more real estate than do the balance of their brethren throughout the state. The scheme, then, to impress our people that we of Helena are given no chance in the race of life by our fellow citizens is a deep laid plot, but so gausy that any average man can see through It. It is a duty our people owe us to stand by us in our hour of trial and need. We need their assistance i.ow and it should be accorded us with alacrity and a unanimity that should put the stamp of disapproval on the deep laid plan to put us at war with each other and to render va ueless the property we have so arduously labored to ac cumulate. A SRWtSG LECIS1fIE TI IET. The republican legislative ticket ts pecially commends itself to the citi zens of this county. From top to bot tom it is strong and deserves the en thusiastic support of not only every republican but also of every thinking man of other parties who would reach the root of the evil besetting the ad ministration of national affairs. We must have a republican congress in order to restore confidence and re vive business. This end is most earn estly desired Irrespective ot party af filiation. Therefore all good citizens regardless of party ties must come to the rescue and accomplish this result. The first step to attain the coveted object is to elect a republican legis. ture which will send two senators to Washington who will shape legisla tion favorable to the upbuilding of home industries rather than those of England and other foreign countries. The eyes of the nation are on Mon tana. Let her good citizens preserve her fair name by giving a rousing ma jority againsut bribery and corruption. ifIE1 WILL ALL VOTL FOR IIELENA. We know of several colored men who are receiving a per diem to work in the Interest of Anaconda. We also know of very many white men who are doing the same thing. So far as the colored men referred to are con cerned, it is likely that force of cir cumstances compelled them to be come boodle hucksters. This class of men have no influence with the think ing men of our people and their effort is worth nothing, for they are spotted and we know they are paid to yell for their boss. Not only can this class of men influence no votes, but they will become sodiagusted with themselves ere election day that if they vote at all their conscience will smite them to such an extent that when they are brought in contact with stern duty and duplicity face to face in the soli tude of the election booth right will assert itself and Helena will be the beneficiary. Don't down the 500 colored citizens of Helena by voting for Anaconda, but help them along by voting solidly for Helena. THE G. I. OF 0. F. Form a Grnn4 IL*I for Moutlln. There assembled In this city last week at Odd Fellows' Hall delegates from Soldiers' Home Lodge of Fort Custer, Silver Bow Lodge of Butte, Palmetto Lodge of Great Falls and Golden City Lodge of Helena for tne purpose of organizing the Grand Chapter of Montana G. U. O. of O. F. The assemblage was large and repre sentrtive and was presided over by William Birthwright of Butte, and J. E. Carpenter of this city acted as secretary. The grand lodge officers elected for the ensuing year are as follows. District grand master, W. P. Hough of Helena; deputy district grand master, C. L Bailey of Fort Custer; district grand secretary, J. E. Carpenter of Helena; district grand treasurer, L. A. Lasha of Butte; dis trict grand chaplain, J. H. Redd, of Great Falls; district grand warden, E. Simms of Great Falls; district grand guardian, J. P. Dundee of Fort Custer; district grand marshal, W. H. Donnell of Helena. The delegates in attendance in attendance were a representative and fine lot of colored citisens, such as the people of Mon tana have just cause to feel proud of. They were all much gratified with Helena and left highly pleased with the city and its hospitable people. Colored citizens, cast your vote for Helena; it is the most progressive and liberal city in the state. TIE CIIWAI CSIFEIENCE. The Colorado annual conference of the A. M. E church convened in this city last Thursday at St. James church, Bishop Jas. A. Handy presid ing. Organizatian was perfected by selecting Rev. J. H. Sanders of Albu querque, N. M., as secretary, and Rev. J. W. Beston, of Denver, statisti clan and reporter for the Christian Recorder and the Western Recorder. The evening session of Thursday was largely attended by our citizens a representation being present from the several churches of the city. The annual sermon was delivered by Rev. C. H. Cushingberry, of Butte, and the address of welcome was made by Mrs. T. J. Hamner, of this city. An eloquent response thereto was de livered by Rev. J. W. Sexton, of Den ver. After the above exercises the as semblage adjourned to the lecture room where a most pleasant time was had in conversation, making ac quaintances and enjoying refresh ments. Bishop Handy, who is a great favorite among all classes was, of course, the center of attraction. The conference will probably adjourn about Wednesday. The following members of the con ference are in attendance: Right Rev J. A. Handy, Kansas City; P. E. Rev. P. A. Hubbard, Denver; Rev. T. A. Watson, Colorado Springs; Rev. S. W. Bird, Pueblo, Col,: Rev. J. H. Bo hanan, Leadville, Col.; Rev. J. P. Watson, Helena; Rev. C. H. Cushing bery, Butte; Rev. W. Jones, Trinidad; Rev. A. C. Hubbard, Cheyenne; Rev. J. W. Sanders, Albuquerque; Rev. B. Carbon, Denver; Rev. C. R. Vaughan, Boulder, Col.; Rev. J. T. Smith, Den ver; Rev. W. J. Toliver, Las Vegas; Rev. G. H. Byas, Great Palls; Rev. A. A. Maxfeld, Salt Lake; Rev. I W. H. Terrell, Aspen, Col.; Rev. H. H. Hawkins, Santa Fe; J. Turner and W. A. Moore. Even the strikers and boodlers will do their duty. They will pocket their rake-off and then vote for Helena. Every colored man who sees Helena and her 600 prosperous colored citi sens is a vote lost for tnaconda. It is the duty of colored citisens to help each other. Therefore give Hel ena your vote. THE NATION'S DEGRADATION. PuIblished to IIt.e atitn of the World by Prerldest I Irtrlhnd. There never was a time in the his tory of the Uuited states. when the chief magistrate of the lationl has so low ertd thle it ntiinal I tal idard ais within tile hi-t i( da:L.. There hatve been manll incidents ill our history \where grave ac cusations have lt-en alitile against the chief executive, but ( i\rover t'levelandt has consunlnmate.l the iefaulnUy by his Int at declarations. Duriing ithe election of 18t2 i. was claimned by tlhe friends of President Cle 'eland that It. was better than his party. It wzas generally be lievced by the Republicanls that there night be some shadow of truth ill this clalim, but the veil of deception has been rent in twain. (Cleveland is seen in his true cl.haracter, and in order that the world may understand this character he has take-n pains to assert that he is no ls ttcr than his party, and by his official acts hIe hils given the strongest proof of this cha:irge. (nllgress has just passed the reveinue bill-a bill which, in its results, only future events canll describe, a bill of which lie said in its passage, it was "the production of trusts and other con binations," 'thile communisnl of pelf," "whose machinations have prevented us from reaching the success we tde nerve. " Now, to prove that he is no better thani his party, he allows this hill to become a law. This ofhicial act places him in the rank and file of the Demo cratic party, but he slanders the great mass of the Denocratic party, for the ranks of his party are surely patriotic and honest. They are country loving, bomne loving, enterprising citizens. The Democratic party must resent this insin nation against their honor. It was said by one of our old states men, "The degradation of a nation's honor is the inevitable prelude to our destruction." Grover Cleveland is pro paring the way for thedisintegration of his own nation. The masses must rise against this proclamation of the chief executive aind resent this degradation and banish him, with his followers, from places of trust to which they have been elected by the peoyle. There are good and true men who are willing to serve the public. They can be chosen. A great fraud has been perpe trated, and the president seems to glori fy himself in becoming an accessory to the fraud. The Hugar trust, the Whisky trust and all other combinations of pelf must be set aside. The people will have an opportunity within the next 60 days to register their verdict. Let it be done without question. SECTIONAL LEGISLATION. -a-et St tlh New Tarl law In the Va leans Sates oU the Uales. By the census of 1890 the manufao tiring products of all the states in the Union were $9,870,000,000 in value. Of this vast sum the entire south, in aluding Maryland, produced by the same census but $1,909,000,000, or about 12 per cent, or one-eighth of the whole. This small fraction of our industrial life dictates the industrial policy of the whole nation. Eighty-eight per cent of our manufacturing product and natural resources and nine-tenhs of the labor ers employed were not consulted or even considered in making up the taritff. New York, whose manufacturing product alone exceeds that of the entire south by $500,000,000, was totally ignored except as to a single industry at Troy, and the senior senator representing that greatest manufacturing state in the Union refused to submit it to the dicta tion of the south and voted against the bill. Pennsylvania, too, whose manu facturing product is greater by $139, 000,000 than that of the whole south to gether, had no voice in the framing of a tariff law which was to effect home and every day's labor in the state. New England also could only protest as it witnessed the destructive cyclone sweep. lbg over and against its industries. A law thus made cannot permanently stand. The majority must rule, and the majority voice alone can write into pub lic law a statute which will endure. Tarur Reform. Grover Cleveland says in his letter to Mr. Catchings: "I take my place with the rank and file of the Democratic party who belierve in tariff reform, and who know what it is, who refuse to accept the results em bodied in this bill [the Gorman bill) as - the close of the war." The foregoing quotation is very decep tive. Grover Cleveland cannot take his place with the rank and file of the Dem ocratic party. He accepted in 1898 the preferred position as head and leader of the Democratic party. He no longer be longs to the rank and file. The rank and 1ie of the Democratic party have but one prerogative-that is to say, the power of the ballot. Grover Cleveland possesses many prerogatives as president of the United States and dictator to the Democratic party. He can nmake and un make politicians, as he has been doing. tor the last two years He can formulate policies for party leaders to follow, mad as president he can make and unmake law. By approving a measure which congres seeds to him he can make it a law, and by his disapproval it goes back to congress as an uncompleted thing. Bow, then, can Grover Cleveland take his place in the rank and file of the Demooratic party and continue to act as chief executive? Dr. Pep.e w draw.. Dr. 8. Pope, a reform candidate for governor, who bolted the recent reform convention, has withdrawn froa the contest. He says the great majority of the voters appear to be under the lash of "the ring," and it will he impossible for him to get out a ticket in a mararity of the counties. He says 40,000 reform rs and 83,000 conservatives are virtu ally disfranchised, and 14,000 ring.te dictate who shall hold the om orse He advises the 40,000 reformers to refuse to vote for governor in the primary, and thus pet the seal of condemnation a rnlg asthods.-)olumbas (1 ) Tele THE NEW TARIFF BILL Afrtiles on the I'ree List Ate Luxurlel No Help I'or the Poor. It has t iLeaI from.. the dutiabhl list ot the law of 189uo itii put on the free list article. the value if which, as imlxsrted in 1I9:3, wai4 $41,3118,000.71. Now of what does this ,new free list cousist? Nearly one-lhalf of it, or, to le exact, $18, -160, :S:1.90 Wias the farmer's wool. Then $10, 198,91.11 was lunllr r and $1,512,574.31 agricultural products Flex and hemp, the importations of which last year amounted to $1,720,. 231. 60, are transferred from the dutia. ble list and placed upon the free list. Your free list, therefore, consists chiefly and almost exclusively of the prtducts of the farm and the forest, whi.lh amounted in all to $31,937,. 730. 94. The balance of this much vaunt. (dI free. list, amlunting to $9, 460, 24. 77, consists chiefly ',f manufacturedl ar. tides. lilthough nearly one-quarter of it, or 2,26il,7(16. 16, consists in lpint. ing, statuary and other works of art. Now, let us see what constitutes their Ioastted reductions of duties: On the bhais of importations of last year, thaey have reduced the tariff on leaf tob:acco and Havana cigars $1,434,. 012. On liquors they have reducedl duties more than $1, 23:2,950. The duty on brandy, for examlple, is reduced froml $2.50 per gallon under the law of In90 to $1. X under the new tariff law. On laces and enbroideries they have reduced the duties, based upon the into portations of last year, $1,537,910. On silk dress goods, pllushe, vclvete, etc., $"2, 7 0, to5. On ostrich feathers and flowers, $65, :1390. On kid gloves, $875,00)0. On chinaware, $2,233,0987. On paintings and statuary, $432,657. On pearl buttons, $224,000. On plate and cut glass, $215,667. On opium, for smoking, $400,07:t. On jewelry, $76,000. Every one is an article of luxury. Not one has any place in the list of ne. cessities. All are articles, which are chiefly used by the wealthy and opulent -the best conditioned of our country. No relief here for the poor. ELECTIONS IN 1894. A Painter From MalaL em What We MI. Espert Next November. The result of the elections in Maine is just what thoughtful and intelligent people.of all parties had expected. The figures are a little larger than some and a little smaller than others had counted on, but the effect is an overwhelming Republican victory. And that is what everybody had looked for. As we see the matter, no other con. summation was posmble. The Deuo eratic party has done nothing to comn. mend itself to the respect and confidence of the country. It has succeeded in cun. vincing us that it inclines to foolish and vicious legislaton, and it has frightened conservative citizens in all quarters We cannot imagine any serlous and re sponsible and useful voter in the act of sustaining and Indorsing the avowed purpose of the Democratic leaders-Mr. Wilson, for instance-and are not aur. prised that the verdict has been to their discredit and repudiation. What Maine did we expect the other states, in the nIorth, east and west at least, to do when their opportunity pre sents itself. We expect, in a word, that the whole country will rise in protest against the foolish, mischievous an;d untoward policy which the cuckoos, the mugwumps and the demagogues have in dicated. The country is always intelli gent and patriotic, and it can be relied upon, we think, to accept the Republican party as the safest, wisest and most wholesome custodian of the national welfare under the circumstances that now prevail in the Democracy.- Wash ington Post. A Volte 're ther Teroees. The Democratio press has recently charged that the Republican party was responsible for the hard times, busine.ss depression, strikes, riots, etc. Permit an Americlan mechanic who has always been a Republican to plead guilty to the indictment. And this is how the charges are proved: Republican party favors protection. Protection stimulates manufacturing ladustries Manufacturing industries furnish e ployment to labor. Large profts stimulate competition. Competition regulates prices of prod ducts to the consumer. Intelligent organised effort on the part of labor compels good wages. Protection makes good wages possihle. Good wages have made the laborers indepeundent. Independence resents free trade wages. Result, strike for protection wages. The Republican party is therefore re sponsible for: Protecion, good wages, independtence and intelligence of laborers, resistance to oppression and eforts to better the condition of all mankind. A. M. DFwY. Langdon, D. C. IRumala In Debt. The Democratic president and Demo eratic congress have been running thei government for 18 months, during which time little tlme has been running. In dustry has been practically stopped. Labor has found little employment, and when employed it has been at greatly reduced wages. Both government and people have been draining their reserves. and both have been running in debt. The government has suffered in its revP nees and the people in their incoume.. The total loases to the country in basi fea, property and wages are beyond human calculation. There has been Iino .essation in the waste of wealth and wages. No contentment, brightness or hope has anywhere appeared. Dicon test and distress have been universal The appeals to charity have never bee. so numerous and incessant, nor their Nsemity ererywlere so maniOS