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THE MONTANA PLAINDEALER
S_ Helena, Montana, Fviliq, May g90o8 NO.. 28
-pblItr uWeekly by The Monm tua
S!: Iss .... .EDITOR.
_,bsriptn, 1 $2.oo per year, Strictly in Ad
ivace. \ !vetiSing Rates on Application.
Entered as second-class matter April 12,
6ob, at th' P',st Ollice at Helena, Montana,
,Ider the A, t of Congress of March 3, 1879.
Addre a'll (',nrnminicalions to The Montana
I airlealer, 19 South Main Street,
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IN UNIO)N T'HERE IS
'l'hc illmerial order of \Wind
Jammier, tef n years stanuing
in ,\I11 l al:t ha\ve' albout deci(de'l
that the inignua of their ,)rlei
shall Ie a Ilack suit ,f clothes, s,
all c lorc l lretlCicrn are warned
to Ie car(.ful not to wear V bla.
suits or t, jail they g for hi,
enoriltl'ii iflenise again- t Cociety.
f Elk. il 1hi. i ty :eekiin a li:
le chll,,t, n ItI. tc \ ;. i the exlp : -.
f the c ,lired race. who pirlui.t
hem fr ll l), C onllit1 g illel lllersý (t
heir Ihge, and they have gone
head an1 organized lodlges if
eir r11,lv throut:iho t, the countr'
eek ti pr hil.it thlem from weac.r
ng tll 1.11,l h vad which ais., hal,
>ell, i, le the in-igin of their or
egislatture they mnanaged shp)
hrImugh a Ien iCrlIw hill w'hihil
lit tlh l-a e lbill is clearly 'n
unStituti, nal aid it \waý \u],' ' in
ini:atel.l I v . udge ('leilmenl of the
istrict c, it ti lie ...
:\ssi trt Count .\t l 'orne.
halen I who is a member If the
cal E.lk-, has been movinlg hea
en and eartth to send sonic color
d man t1 jail for daring to wear
Sthis (<,untry the insigna if his
I"n thi rec('nt 1414 4op li& n in our
al c ir, a- ain t \\. R. 1,,l
in' ight t.t \\cear an I.lk 1)inl
i ie tica 1(, the Init ) vIl4
ernc\, n i lr,)t c ii\. ()rder of
Ik, ,i l,. w 1 vl: while 4c c(11n
lit til;: the County .Attorney s
fice a' hely in the p1rei Ilcs is
line 'f the perf irm1ance (of dut
at th.,e ame time think thalt it
an 1utrage that an efi' irt .,h id
lmadel to) en orce here in h
tintr such distinctiiC cla:.ti
islati In. any ((1 ittlnt he with
hite face co ld uIse the 1)1111 ',1
d n1 ,.tice \wvu(, he take'n ,I
tsame. \Ve have no int-rest
the case (other than the grin
al which denies t(, our poi,(l4
r ight (if the pursuit < ' " p
altevir ordier they l"e...g t(.
het have no doubt f ,uin 1.
t the 11k s are a g 4d (1rd r a
fun, tile .Ma o-,-. ( 4hl Fiel
t and K. I' andl f,,1l (,1 li
^` ", 1 wIllh n the are .:i
g ,4r -,,, 1 there i, nn1, CC' 'i,
P here in this hlilvick 144 cen!ti
SCr Xw las- or t, re (rt
\\'ill the Republicans in the
State C-mvention assembled do
the proper thing and recognize
their colored ally by electing one
,,f their numlber as an alternate
to the National Convention at
.\nd now that a few narrow
minded pin-head candidates for
fame, as a result oft heir activity
against the happiness of the Ne
gro are alroad( in this progressive
whostate, it is about time that
the conservative blroad-guaged
men who I)() TIIINGS exert
themselves and inform them that
such procedure is a step back
wards and is not a product of our
latter dlay civilization.
\\e ha,'e always found the
Elks to be a Ibroad( guaged and
progressive set of good fellows,
and \\e are surprised at the nar
r,\wness dli-plaved in the ll11 and
.\ind after all these 11elena
lElks might ie jealous that Mr.
I olland, a gentleman of color.
shoull sport the finest IElk badge
in the city.
THE COLORED ELK
'lThe re-clt agitation relative
li the right -of uolred men wear
ing the cniigna o: f their order,
houh111 tlt he: n, mIllre so that
the ()hil 1elllws, M1asons or K.
I"o or any other lodge, all of
which exists among our people
and all tofthem have done invalu
able work for the gtood among a
The colored Elk is a new or
,gallizat io which is a rapidly
gaining in prestige, they have
miet hing over I 0J.(xt) members
in the . S.
I f l 'lkl , ill is a gotl thing for
itlie whitc ian it is lperhaps like
wvic a g ;"id thing for the black
mani. antld certainly No .Man or
meiln hax c a ptatenit tnll the all the
I,,, thimgs oif this world.
'T'hey arc iinot as \vwe understand
it tliv Ig toi break in white lodges
b1it at a lix cly rate., setting up
iodge- of their ovtn throughtout
the land for the benelfit of lIroth
crl\v Itve and tie chairty toward
initikidl. .und not withstandling
the narrotw bigoted attitude to
einforce a im C'roy law in this
cct i ihi hev will continue to
thrive :aitttd v like a Gree lIay
NEWS FROM CHICAGO
'c\. \\111. ray. of this city
lh, ha- madlc ,() much talk about
luildiug a home for the aged
!:;lti't .\liniiticr- is now out of
a cl'hutrchl hitmslf. Ryc. Gray is
un,,opular x\ith the people, no
I,tv wantl avl:ything to do with
hion it i, reported that he will
-, i.n leca\e the city and go to the
I'lilil,ince I-'land and a large
inutnitbr o colorl people in this
cit\ \\i!l c very glad when he
take; his dleparture.
'1'No Sundays ag, the Compact
Nero lkniight- 'l'emlars of this
city turllncd uit but they n:mdle a
very utn fav, rable iipre-sion
"t( nlic PI, .pcle thcrc, was about
Any perI,,n coming to the city
of Chicag,, who desires a very
nice place to stop at can inquire
of Mrs. J. E. John on. 3238 Wab
ash .\\veilnc. Chicago.
Mrs. lhn-on'- place has been
lighlv rec, minil';; d by a large
inmllIcr it c ldred ipersons who
h- c nlready stolpped there irrn
timc to tile.
Mr. (en. R. Jackson, of N. Y.
M!r. Sanmuecl Green of Rochester,
N. Y. are in the city on a visit.
RESORTING TO THE
JUDGE CLIEMENTI II
MATES LAM 1S
\\m. R I llland a musician was
arrested last week fort he enor
mous offense above mentioned,
and in Judge Langhornes court
before a jury was convicted. And
b)y Judge Langhorne who said
that he was impudent (as some
white men always say of a negro
to stand for his God given rights)
fined $100.00 which on principal
he refused to pay was committed
Hlis attorney, Chad. Spaulding
immediately gave out a writ of
habeaus corpus and he had a hear
ing on the same before Judge
Clemens who refused to grant the
writ on the ground that it was
not his prot)ince to pass on the
legality of their act by way of
the haheaus corpus, but inimated
that the law was clearly class
legislation and void. \Vhere
apon the defendant took an ap
peal to the district court and the
case will in the near future he
tried( on its merits.
\\. R. I lollancl takes exceptions
to the account in the daily papers
that his actions were not perfect
ly proper and that he was in no
way disresplectful to, the court. -le
states that he was give\n a bond
and instructed to, hand the same
to judge L.anghorne, that assist
a un Cunty .\lttorney 'halen met
hiim on the street and forcibly
attempted to take the same from
him to which he strenously de
nmurred as lie conceived he had a
perfect right t(o do.
fREEDMEN TO GET
The hill to apprapli lat $1 )00
000O for the prpose of reciml.r
sing the persons who lost their
saxings in the Freedimen'is flank
has been relportel favoralblv to
the I Ioutse b the Comllnittee on
Ilanking and Currency. It has
already paced the Senate, and
there is a strto g likehlic ,d that it
will s,cin bIec ome a law.
'Thlie ill came in response to
the long-standling claims of ex
slaves wlho lelposited their noney
in the Flreedman's ltank which
\vas estal;lished under gcvern
mental sulervisicn for the benefit
,f colored ipeo ple sc ,ln after the
war and which failed because of
a slum p in thel real estate in the
)istrict cun which large sums had
been loaned. If the c riginal cle
po,sitors have died. the money
goes it, the heirs c assigns.
The Average American Citizen
Thlie letrc ,l litan .\. 1i. E.
Church xvwas well-illied lFriday
even ing with thilte s. t c,,1 lred
pecple if the naticonal c:ilital xhi
camle tc listen ti theil :llilre-- lc
liepreentlati\e I'hilip Pf. Camti cll
Kan . as "yucng c ,l uctcl. xxhii
spocke on the subtject. "I "the .\er
e \merican Citizeni. Mr.
mpbell is a young man of most
egaging manner, an orator of
forc an d brilliance, and the au
dience was charmed from the
Oeninlg t. the close of his od
dtr- fi,r full an hour and a half.
1He said it was unfair to judge
any ra,' cr people by their ex
treme elements-it was the aver
age lma an a woman who fixed
thy status of races and nations.
He rejiiced in the high average
attained by the Negro in educa
tion, ml, rals material possessions
induttry, thrift business and all
that \\cut to make up a desirable
citizen. lie plead earnestly and
eloquently fir an equal chance
and fair play for the worthy .\m
erican citizen. regardless of color
party ,r creed or financial condi
tion, and for laws that would pro
tect with equal force every indi
vidual beneath the tlag. lie ar
oused hi-i hearers to a high i)itch
of enthusiasm when he declared
his wish that the black man
should have political equality of
opportunity and all the liberties
guaranteed the people of the re
public by the federal constitution.
He said that both races are here,
and they will remain here, and
that it is absurdly for anyone to
claim that it is impossible for
foth to exist in harmony under
the same laws and in equal par
ticipation in the functions of
* The bugbear of "social equality
came in for an unmerciful "skin
ning" at the hands of Mr. Camp
bell. H is remarks were all the
mortn 1 rtient because of the fool
ish newspaper racket made over
the recent dinner in New York
in which white andl colored set
tlement workers particilpated. \lr.
Camipbell contented that the sen
sationl hue and cry raised by
Ipetlple in certain sections of the
country that ii a ,mni, ca-t his
t \te in the same precinct and
rides in the satme car with a Ne
gro it would give his social equal
it\ is all rot. lie added that this
class of people had befogged the
nation with that cry for a quart
er of a century and had used it it
frighten the timed white, in order
t, rob the Negro of his civil andl
potlitical rights, which were as
distinct from 'social equality' as
night and (lay.
The speaker paid a royal trib
utte to the loyalty of the Negro in
all the wars of the republic, and
extolled the creditable pr duec
tiions of Paul L,aurence I )ulnbar,
I lenry (. Tanner anll the leal
ers of the race in the w\\l of
education, at the har and in the
wiorld of business. M.)r. Camtltell
\vwa repeatetdll applanluded lu lrinil
his address and as he sat dt ,w\l
lie was given ain ovation wIhich
lastetl several minutes. 1 is
spliech was prtlonounced thle best
that hid been heartd fnrn im a ('au
casitn in nianv a da\. atl it t,\ a.
refrcshing t tiiitnd that the Neuro,
people had such strtong anld nl
ctitipromising alvocatels tif ilt
ertv and civic rightet u-n-it-
alnl tug the race. Ct gre--tial
C. V. Scott and 1ilwarI \.lati- n
\\ere introduced :tl a Itadle Iriei
antd witty remiark-, echtilg lih
br al humanitarian "-eilltint ll
'I lihe meeting wa- calle1 t,
order by Mr. I cniv Ila--ilt'r.
chairmian iof the c,4oliltiiiltce 14
arrangeclents. The intrt tIritll i
Serc perf trmeid int , felit it,,i
hI Register \W. T. \ erit in. tilt
pr.-ided. \lis. Ilenrictta \ iii?,,-i
I)a i-. lramiatic readerl, re-nl rel
in :ective fa-hi, n \\ illiani \\ .li
it . t 11" apn itr riatc ltt i.t
"l iý'it in l:or l.ibert\." 'l'1i,
\1 .tt"i,, tlitan ('h r.ir lirecte.l I,>
The New York
Drg goods oters.
White Roods Depantment
Colossal Purchase of Ezquisite
The New York Store acquiring thousandS of dellars worth of newest, dainiest and most beautiful al 1O
English white fabrics in charming tints and qatterns
12 1-2c English Checked Nainsook per yard . ...........8 l-be
20c India Linen, p.r yard....... .. ...... .............
3Oc Persian Lawn, per yard ...... . ................. Sec
4oc P'ersian Lawn, per y.rd ................... ..... . 3oc
4c Prsi1 i SYv's, with s ttLIa tri; for w Lists or dresseper yar . . . . .
75c Manchester Embroidery Batiste, In checks and stripee, per yard . . .UC
20c French Diwity, in stripes or ohecks. perrard ......... .. 1
35c Dotted Swiss. for dresses and waists, per eard . . . ......... l C
30c French Dimity. in stripes or checks, per yard . ... . ...... Se
.,5c Beverly Batiste. in plaids or swripes, pet iard . ........ . . . . C
3oo Cresent Embro,dered Batinee. per yard . .............. .oe
S53i Alowevr Embroidery for I)resses waists, per yard. . ........4. .
1-- -- 1
Prof. J;hni 'I'. I.avttoi. gave sev
eral selections. M.laster Turner
Iavton's 'ten1,r rilo cv, keil man
comlllentIatr)' expressitons. lhinu
(ltets iof choice carnations were
presenled to \Mr. Calmpbell and
11iss DIavis by\ Mr. I,as,iter anmi'!
hearty applla..se. T l ' general
camulmitte,, which a"-i t.d .Ir.
ILassiter tot ot:ke the meelinrg a
-uccncss- was maile lip ,i ,Re'v 1,ihn
11. \\elch. the lasttr,. all.\lessrs
. rhn l .\. i 17711 , \ illialle tr eck ott
( origet \ . etn ,s It .\it . hiot ie,
'thckim as II. \\c'r ight. I)anil \Vr il
liamh ,, t'h irlcs \V\. I i Tl.t 'I'h miat
\ t. \\c t 1 .,,- h I1. Stcwart.
Ii'r,,\ and \\illiuan II. \\ ilke,.
CRIPUS ATTUCKS AT BOSTON
By Chas. 11). Cla.
(March 5, 1770, in the street, of
Boston, wa'a shed th ,' first bhlo d for
.\merican Indtleltndtence and among
the first to fall ,a,, the Negro slave,
Attuck:, the recognized leader of
The.y w .ere armi ed I tie it h-int l i the
) te rr tint d it nru h it, -lirit (,,\n
h ,u t th ey w ,'re mrl t ", ith je' rt .1n 4d
I' I I i t r tl I 1 , ' \L t'.tl ,,l -' i . '1 i
I Iut irnt I in wet-1 n
bilt chl i
1.111 , n, n
No) flag ilr ..';irlet 11Ii1 tt
l lu t t h e y 5 \ r e n n w,'l , i "e m b i ln l t
,i ,..lth a h uti ity l a l nt , - 1 l !
\Vher is the maill" tiht l,,,,lph < 1
Th,.n lak, a i i- ligllLinh ' ý'In,'
'l' ! e ,rd- ? tinrh - I nl - l d
le\ ' .,. , , i, .'' I 1 ' , l it f
t. 'l 1
Against the Britons onward sweet,
Lay cold in death as if asleep.
The news that American blood was
Throughout the Nation quickly
It filled all hearts with burning ire
And Freedom's patriotic fire.
"On to the field,"-the people cry,
"On to the field to fight or die,
\Ve will not wear Great Britain's yoke
Iler course she must at once revoke
)r meet us on the field," and then
The massacre was at an end.
With moistened eyes and measured
Th'ley ,uried their herois dead,
\nd ovecr head they reared a stone
'1'T tell to ages then unknown,
()f why lie fought and how he fell
In this the British empire's knell.
If you should fall, be not ashamed
And terminated in a fight.
A fle.ing slave, a dark skined man
"The musket halls and bayonets
"licre is the ttnest,"-he soon re
Said loilly:--"l will lead the vain,
"Strike at the root,"-brave Attucks
IIer. i, the nest, strike at the root
Andi let the hated Red Coats shot"
IiThen glancing at the British line
- I said -"This day the ties which
\mtrica to l.ngl:and's laws
Sh; ll fall in twain for freedom's
'liih iotstion massacre b)egan.
\id rit'letl gaive o ie short com
\\ith '. i..t,. ch i'ch',dl and muscle
if ind tlcnht ice, burnintig bright.
to 1 tiC the -t,,rin \stsli fearful mien,
It c t,,il be felt a- we ll a' seen,
(i)l ill,.1 llt Ililre il lire suspense,
THE COST OF BUILDING
I ) 111 in i thepli st l f- l" e. rs tli tci
ia I tn ii It i nit"n the ' it:i
!,it - t \ rt;l ltho, anl c'i reatm -
rit-, mani 'f i vhiclh hi:t\ e ieen
t" < -fi l fr ll the -tart. '.. hile
, ih-r its it failed after a few'
it. t . 1 'p< at' n. Ian1-ti - ,rA cr
t' -1*-i rtith ,Ithe creantlc -
i in-il-- in -c\eral State- lby
l h nit 1I St itt I )lptrtniin' of
r tr1 l ; f,. sl ,its i that the
,i , . i ,I -Ii !h il , ltt it less
' i Inl l:that thIers failed he
,i i t lil,,e tr ti l uii ati , in
t ,,ntii;uel. on page 4.