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THE MONTANA PLAINDEALER
S_ Helena, Montana, Fviliq, May g90o8 NO.. 28 -pblItr uWeekly by The Monm tua ilainldetler Comnpany. 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, Helena. Montana. PEACE! PROSPE'RITY !! UNION!!! i= "4. - IN UNIO)N T'HERE IS STRENG III. '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 rder. JIM CROWING 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 Cr ,win. \\'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 Chicago? .\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 case. .\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 truggling race. 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 I'rce. 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 UNGONSTITUT WIONAL \\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 to jail. 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. HOLLAND EXPLAINS \\. 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 I 000,000 FREEDMAN DEPOSITORS 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 government. Social Equality * 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 .Ir. Campbell. '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. Helena, Mont. White Roods Depantment Colossal Purchase of Ezquisite White Goods 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 rile c111/0i1n) 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 thltn-t le\ ' .,. , , i, .'' I 1 ' , l it f lIt lII, t. 'l 1 Against the Britons onward sweet, Lay cold in death as if asleep. The news that American blood was shed Throughout the Nation quickly spread; 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 tread 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 must; And terminated in a fight. A fle.ing slave, a dark skined man "The musket halls and bayonets plied, "licre is the ttnest,"-he soon re Said loilly:--"l will lead the vain, "Strike at the root,"-brave Attucks cried, 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 hind \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 A CREAMERY. 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.