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. gg_ Helesa, AsUs, rvq. Sep ember 8 1911
Published sly by The Mon
tana Plaindealer Company
Subscription, $2.00 per yeas
strictly in advance.
Entered as second-class mai
matter in the post office at Hel
ena, Montana, under the act o
Congress of March 3rd, 1872.
Address all communication:
to The Montana Plaindearler
17 South Main Street, Helena
We are going to ask all of our sub
.cribers to meet us when we call or
you in a few days anti pay up your
arrears to The Plaindealer. Thi
editor and publisher of this paper ha:
arranged his business so that he car
devote all his time to newspaper work
and we shall need all that is due u!
so that we may be enabled to pay of
our indebtedness.
We are planning an extended trit
and shall publish in these columns
our observations in the different lo
calities that we shall visit. The
Plaindealer wil be in charge of com
petent hands during o.i absence of
a few months and on our return we
shall open new quarters and settle
down and continue to get the news
and the business.
For the purpose of determin
ing hte time it would take to ac
complish the feat, the New York
Times, the other da\. forward
ed a message of nine words
around the world h\ wire.
It took exactly sixteen and
one half minutes for the mies
sage to make the journey of
28,613 miles overland and under
the seas of the twi hemispheres.
In that time it passed through
the hands of eighteen different
agencies, operating land and sub
marine lines in the new and old
world, traversed the t nited
States, and touched at the I iawa
ian Islands. Guaim, the I'hillip
ines, China, t wo parts of India.
Africa, Spain ani the .\zores.
It flashed along the hIt ttomi ot
the Pacific. Atlantic anti Indian
Oceans, the Red anti %Ilediter
reanean Seas and Suet Canal
and from Ndadra- It I tmbay
buzzed its way through the pri
meval forests of the man-eat
ing tiger, panther. toa-constric
tor and python. Ver the t,4%
miles of land lines c ne!d iv
the Indian ( tl eminent.
The experimeat had a -pecial
significance in view ti the fact
that fifty--four years ag, thii
month. Cvrus \\. Field. -aw hii
dream of electrical mi ninuica
tion between Englant adOl the
United States reali/ed oI tir
successful la'intt tf the tir-t .t
lantic cable and hte tramntotiliu mm
of messages between tlt c twV
widely seperated nation- That
achievement. foilt \ving the in
troduction tf the laim te lc'alph
of Professor Morme. li toirtetli
years, moved the u trb murel
a thousand years.
With its aid I)ewee .A a- en
abled to notify the xnt rbl n- thie
sinking of the Spanish .\Arnada
under Montojo, 7500 mile- away
in Mlanilla liay. an h ur after
that historic disaster to Lastdl
lian ascendency in the Far 1Ea:t.
As we thing of this marvel.
the picture of Nathan RothIis'hi Id
riding at top spec(l on a fiery
steed over night to the coast of
Belgium with the first news of
the defeat of Napoleon at \\ ater
loo and Its dispatch by boat and
relays of trusted carriers, every
torty miles from Dover to Lon
don, unconsciously looms before
us, as a ghost of the wistful
past. Reverting in fancy to
those primitive days, as we feli
citate on the wonder ow the
ilo(leertn ocecai greyhound cross
ing the Atlantic in four days,
the world now recalls in amaze
nment how it took eighty for lien
Franklin, to make the journey to
France on his inission for the
\merican colonies.
Iroit the introtictitnn -f the
cable dates most if those ilcc
trical engineering and other mar
els which have since stirred the
universe and fired the imagina
tion of the progressive and
thotightftI. Since then .\lexan
der Graham Bell has his en us
the telephone, Edison, the syon
ders of the electric light. Ilessi
mer its great secret of modern
steel making, I lolland and Lake
their sub-marine destrovers, I)e
alny, his time annihilating tele
post automatic telegraph system,
\\estinghouse. his striking me
chanical inventions, and Marconi
his marvelous wireless system,
not to overlook the automobile,
the air ship, and the great inven
tions which have made possible
the mile a minute railroad train,
the skyscraper, the great canals,
viaducts and bridges, which fa
cilitate communication between
Sconimtunities and add to their
comfort and convenience.
lager-Schmidt, a Paris journal
ist. circles the globe in -to days
for his paper and makes jules
\ernes conception of such an
undertaking in SiU (ilyiv ,) rce
Ct itsidereil an extravangantl im
p(tssible accompnishtmiten t. lok
.\ssuredl\ the storId Is plecd
mad. The question is inK how
fast is it moving, but when and
where-ifever-will it stoptI
There has never been no un
:ertainty as to the stand of the
'Plaindealer" on the question of
hat element that of our citizen
;hip that prefer the red light and
ive without work on the shame
f the residents thereof, and we
lsot have advocated that it is
noving day for this class of
We are with the movement of
he Colored Progressive League,
ind think it is a good one and
hink that they should keep up
he good work of morality as
vell as business for which they
;hall have the thanks of all who
atand for good citizenship. The
*Plaindealer" stands for all that
s uplifting, and we muost a
;tiredly agree with the Colored
Progressive eLague that this un
lesirable element are the weights
vhich are holding dlown the pro
gress of the race.
We do not thing much of the
roposition that is put forth only
:o throw dirt in *m body'.
ets. td a threat to prosecute
lom eb (ody w h t- is tilln ;a c0 u1111it
:ee for some infaction oi the
aw monthý age . in the ci inplaint
:he sunme member of the -commit
;ee was seen to coime out of
otine woman s hou1 c at tive a.
r-. We believe that regardle s
Af threats that conunittee will
SThe iIon. IL. W. 1lorsky. bril
liant and successful young at
thrnev. reared lan born in this
city, has taken tip the reins of
the city government. And we
predict for him a successful ad
ministration "
lie is progressive and being so
long associated with former
Mayor Edwards the business end
of his administration will be at
all times safely piloted. We be
lieve that lie will be the mayor
for all the people and that he
will take in consideration all
phases of the body politic. And
that from the highest to the
most humble shall have from
Mayor Ilorsky a respectufl hear
Now -onic of the defenders
-' the pimps and men who dis
regard all semblance to even com
mnor dece 'cv xii h)o propose that
men shale 'ive in open and no
Strious cohabitation in a low a
biding comnmunity have set up
a great howl as to the work of
a conunittee appointed by the
(ound Citizens league. All we
have got to say is that the com
mittee has done excellent as far
as they have gone. All the fault
that we desire to find is that
they have not gone far enough
but we will not complain at that
Since they have begun their
work, at least 6 notorious char
acters have come to the conclus
ion that IHelena is nbt a good
place to lit e in and the work is
still going on.
The officers are on the alert
and we have judge to issue out
Justice to the transgressors.
It is amusing a, well as ridiculous
to hear colored men declare for the
Democratic party. It is a question ol
serious consideration whether it
would not be advisable to have these
colored men examined Just how a
colored man can declare for the
Democratic party in the face of ex
isting conditions is a question for
serious consideration
Democratic representatives in con
gress are declaring against the negra
every day. In states where the demo
cratic party is in control the colored
citizens have no more rights than a
convict has in a penitentiary. except
the citizen is allowed in the open,
while the convict's privileges are lim
A writer to The Bee a few days ago
justifies Democratic negroes for ac
cepting spitoon washers' positions at
the Capitol. He forgets that undev
a Republican administration the col
ored citizen is not only appointed to
positions of spitoon washers, but to
other high and responsible positions
Vicious utterances of the Governot
of South Carolina a few weeks ag«
are evidences of the feeling of the
Democratic party in the South toward
the colored citizens. The Democratic
party has nothing for the nergrc
Democrat. The Democratic part)
has no faith in the negro Democrat
and many of them remark the negrt
is ungrateful if hlie deserts those wh:
hate protected him.
There must be insanity in the negrc
Democrat. Certainly nothing but in
!ane beings would support those whi.
abuse them. There is no differenct
ebtween an insane person and a negrc
Democrat . An insane person will at
tack hi, best iriend. If the negre
Democrat was tnot insane he would
not go toi his tnenmy
li the Deinocratic party held oui
any induccmenmt to the coloref
Americans. The hee would not con
plain If the Diemorratic party
states thait it controls would repeal I
obnoxious- law tlhere would be an i
duccemnnt for negroes to give it aid
Negrf. Democracy cannot he :
trict in the present council.
factor -Washington nee
Governor Allen who is Lieut.
Governor of this state and re
sides at Anaconda is holding
down the job as governor dur
ing governor Norris' abse of
several weeks in the east. 'We
would like to see Governor Al
len elected to that office next
fall. He is a broad-guarged
man and a regular old Abraham
Lincoln republican.
We do not like to get person
al with some of our subscribers
but we do wont our subscrip
tions paid up and will insist on
the same being done from now
We are suprised at the way
some of our subscribers take a
bill when presented by us they
seem to think we can buy paper
and print it and do no, need any
thing at all to do it with. We
will be around this week, please
he ready to meet us.
Ilon. Jno. \endell after the
council had been deadlocked for
many ballots as to who should
he the presiding officer was fin
ally their choice. Mr. \-endell
is in every way deserving of
the honors given him as he is a
hard worker and consciencious at
all times for the interests of his
We do not share in the be
lief of stme of our friends and
some of the members of the
Colored I'rogres ive club that
Cap. Adamson as constable has
been unfaithful to a trust, that
he is not sincere ect. We. of
course, can be mistaken, and if
he is not all right. we are. We
have at all times found him cour
teous and obliging as an officer
and we trust that the differen
ces that exist between him and
the committee from the progres
sive club can be settled and all
will be better off.
We do not understand that a
man's color ought to cut much
figure a- to him watering a lawn
and caring for a park. But ac
cording to Ward Cole we under
stand that it does, as he was dis
charged by the park commis
.ioners on the cast side for no
ether reason than that he was
\\e understand Mr. Goodkind
is a member of this cmimiision
snd others. Whatever you are
,hame on you for being so nar
row the matter shall he taken up
with the mayor and council.
The colored citizens of Hlelena
taken the initiative in a move
ment last week which will re
dound to their credit more than
all the efforts of organziation
that they have ever attempted.
The idea ;s largely to the ex
tent that colored colored element
condem immorality, but the
strong resolutions passed at this
meeting against the vagrant pimp
macques and secretaryies told in
no uncertain manner the senti
ment that has been crystalized
in this city against that element.
They' elected officers and also
a committee of five to confer
with the proper officials ti the
end that the community should
be ridded of this undesirable cle
The committee appointed is a
strong one hlitat will do their ut
most in the premises.
The meeting met at the Ma
sonic hall at the foot of lriadl
way was called to order by IB.
F. looper who stated its ob
ect. whereupoin 11. .1. Itaker was
elected as presidtent and J. E.
'lark. -ecrf tary. 11. I. Ilotoper
1st vice presidentit, A. J. Walton
second(l vice president. ( Over
5fty names were enrolled as
members the different commit
tees were apitointed.
The committee on permanent
organization and by laws re port
ed that the temporary ortganiza
tion be permanent and the or
ganization be named the Colored
Progressive League and the by
laws prvvifle for work all al"ng
the line of racial pro.gres. Mor
ally and financially. The most
important. after the moral i.
sue is the hus ines outbth>k. A
committee which will look ttn
after the businesr. apportunities
ior membelrs of the race. The
torganization bids fair to become
an important issue in the prog
ress of the city. And is to be
made state-wide as during fair
week a state organization will
be perfected.
The New York
)r% oeeds otre
Special Bargains In Our Ling
And Domestic Department.
1Sc Zephyr Ginghams, yd. . . 10c SOc 27-inch Silk Mull, in very
15c Daisy Cloth, yd........lOc newest shades, yard ......35e
30c 27-inch Natural Colored 35c very large and heavy Turk
Linen, per yard .........20c ish Towels, each .........24e
12 1-2c Union Huck Towels 65c 36-inch Round Thread
each ..... ...........81-3c Linen for waists, yard....s
20c Fancy Corded Madras for 6 1-4c 36-inch Bleached Cheese
shirt waists, yard........1Sc Cloth, yard ..............Sc
15c 36-inch very finest Silko- $1.25 Honey Comb Bed
line, per yard ...........10 Spread ...............7. S
$2.50 20-inch pure Linen Dam- 30c 36-inch Fang Curtain
ask Napkin, doz. ......$1.75 Madras, per yard .........llc
20c 27-inch very fine and sheer SOc Fancy Poplins in latest
Dimity, in stripes and checks shades for waists and suits,
per yard .............12 1-2c per yard ................3kc
25c white Shrunk Cotton for 20c Fast Color Black Law. for
dresses, per yard ........15c dresses, per yard.... 12 1-2.
65c 45-inch Persian Lawns, 12 1-2c 25-inch Fancy Cretoas
per yard ..............SOc for draperies, yard...... 1ic
The recent editorial ija The Plain
dealer in which we took occasion to
flay the r'cretaries that infest the
city at this time brought down on
us the wrath of that gentry and
some of their champions, but we
have nothing to take back. We still
say that at the present time they are
a menace to the community and
should be suppressed. And there is
something wrong why they are not.
We have been told that somebody
is getting paid for protection and
also that one of the oldtimers stands
so well that he can fix things for
them. In the. meantime they grow
more bold and seem to flourish like
the green bay tree. And Nero
Fiddles While Rome Burns.
The work being done by the
South for Negro schools is indi
cated in the fact that of $1,000,
000,000 spent upon common
schools in the 16 former slave
States and the District of Col
umbia since 1871 at least $185,
000,000 have been spent upon;
common schools for Negroes.
In that territory the common
school enrollment increased from
2,013,684 white and 685,942
Negroes in 1870-71 to 4,692,927
whites and 1,655,781 Negroes in
In 1860 there were in the
public schools of the South 781,
199 pupils out of a total of 4,
955,894 in the United States,
and the income of these public
schools in the South was $4,474,
370 out of a total of $22,548,519
in the United States. The popu
larity of the academy and other
private schools at that time in
the South was one of the in
fluences against the spread of
common school idea there in
that period
7 .
Prof. W. E. B. DuBois, th
Race's Highest Educated Citi
zen, Defines the Five Nev
Rights Which All Men, Whir
and Black, Should Enjoy-
Commented on By Robe
Hunter in the Printer an
Decorator Magazine.
Some time ago Professor \1
E. B. Dubois. of Atlanta (;n
versity, spoke in New York
He spoke of the five righ ,
which all rmen, white or blac
should enjoy.
The first was, he said, "The
right to individuality, and I
mean by this, the right to his
own color, and his own way of
thinking, and to his own pre
judices, so far as these things
do not interfere with other peo
ple's rights to the same thing.
"Second-The right to public
courtesy. This world, from now
on, is going to be a world of
contact of races. It is going
to be utterly impossible to sep
arate and isolate men. In the
past, contact meant war, caste
arnd slavery, but today it must
not and cannot mean these, for
"these will cost too much to be
indulged in. If, then, this to be
a world of contact, each being in
it has the right of public cour
tesy; to visit public places
without insul and to travel in
public conveyance unmolested
and to be entertained in public
"Third-A citizen of the world
should have the right of oppor
tunity. We used to say the right
of education, but this 'demand
shoul4 be broadened to the right
of opportunity; the right to be
educated in his childhood and
then to have the doors of econo
mic and political development
thrown open to him, according
to his ability. Herein lies the
answer of that great search for
ability which human culture
must make. Hitherto, we have
said, not that we must have men
of ability, but that we must be
English, or that they must. be
long to the first families. Now
the Lord, in his great wisdom,
did not confine the ability to ac
quire wisdom to any one class
of people, but distributed it to
men of many races and all de
grees of color, and this ability
must be found and honored and
put in command, regardless of
'Fourth -The citizen of the
New \Vorld must have the right
of peace The protection from
force and violence in the prose
cution of work, and this cannot
he done until a stop is put to
wvr and lvnclini and peonage
a'od xvakc slaver r
Fifth- -le ha, a r: .lit to the
truth if he has a r. ht to be
piotected aga:n-t vh '.:cal viol
ence, he has a igrea:er right to
protect:n aga:n t moral lies
lace ;re:¾ice :u this land could
net stand for a day if as much
easrt was nm:ide to have the
truth in regard to all human be
ins known as is now made in
trying to spread lies about
rights which all men, white and
"These, then. are the five

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