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JMUtorical Snr.inty nf Montana .' YOlr. 1. DUPOYEft, TETOI* COUNTY, 10O*(T., SpTU^fîflY, SEPT. 15, 1894. NO. 1. THE Great Fails, The Leading Clothing Firm of the Northwest. i^Ca.il Orders IRecei-ve Prompt -Attention.. TJ^e ßostot). The Barker House, ZDTJIPTJITEIR,, The Table Always Suppled With tlie BeHt the Market Affords. JOE A.'BARKER, Proprietor. CH0TEÂU MERCANTILE COMPANY. Groceries, Furnishing Goods, 3? C3."W cL3?e, T INWARE. AGRICULTURE IMPLEMENTS. _Ä_ CB-ISlsTHilR/ILi STORE. JROSfllRE SALOON, PAT GREY, Proprietor, 1 ?lxe Airiest of "Wines, Xjiqtxxors and Cigars Always on ïiaxicL. ROBARE, - - MONTANA. THIS SPACE BELONGS TO FRANK DEAN. A. P. CURTIN & CO. We carry the Largest Stok in Montana. Two Large Stores and Ware houses containing 20,000 feet square of floor space. Furniture, Carpets, Draperies, Lace Curtains, Window Shades, House Furnishings. Special Cash Prices. Reductions Have Beetf lylacle il? Every Depa±trx)et)t. 317-319 CENTRAL AVENUE, GiSEfIT FfllrXS, h - lylOIfT^Nfï. Buying as we do for Spot Cash in solid car lots, direct from the manufacturer, enables us to make JLouiet Prices than our competitors. Ti?e OUpUyet flcai?ti?a An Independent Newspaper devoted to the interests of Dupuyer und Surrounding Communities. Subscription, $3.00 Per year. EHGLR^O & WRIGHT, Publishers. SALUTATORY. The prime object in bringing in» to existence The Dupuyer Acan> tiia , more than to till a long felt want, was to advocate Dupuyer for the county seat of Teton county, believing this to be the proper place for it, and also to advance the cause of Helena for the capital of Montana. The Acantha is in dependent politically. Its aim will be the advancement of the inter ests of Teton county and Montana in general. It is a permanent fix-* ture in Dupuyer and will always endeavor to merit the support of the people of this promising sec tion of the state. DUPUYER. Dupuyer is situated near the geographical center of the new county of Teton, and in one of the richest valleys in the state of Mon tana. It has adjacent to it on the north about 100 miles of the Great Northern R. R. and on the east and north-east about 120 miles of the Great Falls and Canada R. R. The ranches in the vicinity of Du puyer and in the Dupuyer creek villey are highly improved and well stocked with sheep, cattle and horses. The ranges in the vicinity are the best. The Marias and Birch creek valleys lying to the north of us are well settled and the ranches well improved and culti vated. The mountains at the heads of Dupuyer and Birch creeks are heavily timbered and will afford an unlimited supply for building purposes. CAMPAIGN NOTES. To-day the Acantha is launched upon the journalistic world and the fight for the county seat begins in earnest. Dupuyer takes her place in the arena, and she wiil emerge from the contest wearing the laurel wreath of victory. Next Novem ber the voters of Teton county will turn their thumbs down upon her defeated antagonists. The young gladiator, whose appearance is hailed upon all sides with shouts of welcome and encouragement, whose claims are those of truth and justice, will overthrow all op ponents and in the fight. * * A central location is always de sirable in a county seat or a state capital. There is no just reason to be assigned why the people who reside in one end of a county should be compelled to brave the heats of summer and tfce storms of winter in a long and weary journey to a seat of government located at or near the other end. In a small county, with rapid transit, it is bad enough to have a one sided court, or rather, a court on one side of the shire. But when one has to jog along on a cayusc from the Sweet Grass regiou to Choteau, he is liable to use some gentle lan guage and wish the court was — a little nearer. * * The valley of the Teton is capa ble of supporting a nice little town. Choteau will be a good trading post after the county seat is moved to Dupuyer. No one will be in jured by the change save a few town lot sharps. The tax-payers of the county will be largely benefitted. It is folly to ask the entire residents to sub mit to all manner of inconveniences and expense in order to enrich a few. Population is gradual y con centrating at or near the line of the Great Northern railway. It is but natural that the county seat should follow them. Pa, w)io is Andy Condor c Andy Condor, my son, is a geu tleman whose breath is reeking with the fumes of sulphur, arsenic, copper, lead and other deleterious substances. He lives with Marcus Daly and aspires to hob-nob with our state officers. * * The best argument that has yet been advanced in favor of Anacon-" da for the state capital, is that it is such an unhealthy place that our law makers will rush their business through as rapidly as possible and go home. No one will voluntarily expose himself to the danger of contracting disease or remain in an unhealthy locality longer than necessary. Dead locks would never occur because a dose of smelter fumes would prove to be a very efficient so'vent. It is a base slan der on the medical profession that they are eacouraging the Anacon da boom in order to increase the number of their patients. * * Helena for the capital, Dupuyer for the county seat. Magic words! Beautiful combination ! The sen tence flows easily from the tongue. The vo*es will flow easily from the hand. The 6th. of next November will see both of them accomplished facts. Quill Driver. The Peoples Party Convention. It may not be generally known, but it is true nevertheless, that the populists have held a convention and put as near a full ticket in the field as was possible in view of the limited membership in the party. The convention was rapped to order at 2 p. m. by S. F. Ralston, jr., temporary chairman, and com mittees were appointed but it was not till 7 or 8 in the evening that the populist gun was sufficiently loaded to go off. There were in the meantime very many harsh words said in caucus which leaked out afterwards, but in the end the kickers wjre silenced and all nomi nations went exactly as they were planned beforehand. Following is the ticket. Senator—J. E. Erickson, whose postofflce address is Choteau. Sheriff—A. B. Hamilton, whose address is Choteau. Clerk and Recorder—J. E. Wamsley, whoso address is Choteau. Clerk Dlst. Court—S. McDonald, (rep) Cho teau. Treasurer—Al McDonald, Choteau. Supt Schools—E. A. Hardin, (dem) Choteau. Co. Att'y—James Sulgrove, (rep) Choteau. Coroner—Jacob Schmidt, (dem) Choteau. Co. Com'r—Frank Truchot, Choteau. " " Joe Hilff*»y (dem) Shelby. " " A. J. Van Buskirk, Shelby. Public Adm'r—John Hobbins, Brighton. Representative—J. K. Stauffer, Shelby. The presence of so many Choteau people on the ticket is explained when it is u derstood that the whole populist scheme emanated from the brains of Choteau office seekers. It might have been a ticket composed entirely of Cho teau people bad not Laborer Ham ilton thought a think which show ed him—astute politician and office holder for twenty yea"s that he is—that the ticket would look bad ly balanced if the country should not get something. So he made a speech indicating his party's desire to act fairly with its country breth ren, and by way of insuring har mony the country brethren were given four out of the thirteen nom inations that were made. This dis tribution may have been fair after all, as it is likely Choteau office seekers will furnish nearly all the votes the ticket gets. The populist claim to be the peo ple's party but when the dear peo ple selected delegates to this con vention is as much shrouded in mystery as the identity of the man who struck Biily Patterson. No primaries were called, no bells were rung, no banners waved—the dele gates seemed to have had "a call" to attend and vote for candidates already selected. Is it possible that this people's party convention was packed beforehand by "those heav enly twins" Samuel Frank Ralston and Alfred Bull Hamilton. Is it possible that this party, whose mission is to hasten the mil lenium, whose object is to banish poverty from the earth, whose pur pose is to make all men pure, whose claim is that thev are nearer to the hearts of the people than any other—I say is it possible that this party is to be controlled by a clique of office seekers who, with an hog's insatiable appetite, claim all the paying offices. The question naturally arises, when do the dear people get their whack; when do they get a chance to stand at the public crib and fat ten; when comes their turn to ban ish poverty. Who are the candi dates of the party whose platform denounces both I of the old parties for a lack of sympathv with labor ing men. They promise much, but do they expect us through faith in their promises to support Laborer Erickson, Laborer Hamilton, La borer Wamsley, Laborer Ralston and the other laborers they have put on their ticket. Are these the men who earn their bread by the sweat of their own brows. Why the spectacle of these laborers and Laborer Truchot—the richest man in Teton county—denouncing any body for a lack of sympathy with Pullman or any other strikers, is ludicrous en <ugh to grow a smile on the mug of a cast iron monkey. Then, too, these worthies reso lute further and declare that they believe the railroads should be own ed and operated by the govern ment. Of course they believe it, but why should they so often allege that belief. No one has ever doubt ed the truth *»f their assertion it this matter. Read over the ticket they have nominated, consider the men, and think of the numberless additional additional offices there would be to run for with railroads under government control, and if you ever did doubt the honesty of their assertions you will never doubt again. Of course they be lieve in the government ownership of railroads. The name they take, the people's party, sounds well. The name im plies that the party is composed of the whole people—poor and rich, rough and smooth, the high and the low; that all are to have chance to live and thrive and hold office. But, alas, where is there a man on the ticket who is uow or ever will be willing to step down and let somebody else, poorer in this world's goods than they, have a chance to enrich themselves with county warrants People's party it is called, but what's in a name ; a cabbage pleases the olfactory nerves no more called a rose. Bill Benson. The all-ab3orbing question with the political press and the leaders of all three parties is the manifesto of Senator John P. Jones of Neva da renouncing allegiance to the re publican party. His reas: ns are vigoi'ously stated in a letter and arc briefly that he "has become convinced that the republican party organization is unalterably opposed to the free coinage of silver to the ratio of 16 to 1 or at all except with the consent of foreign gov ernments and at a ratio to be die tated by them." Senator Jones is concededly one of the ablest of re publicau members of the senate and his action has created consteru ation in the camp. In his lengthy letter he does not indicate that he will act with either the democrats or the populists, but he boldly ad vocates the creation of a new party with free silver coinage as the par amount issue by s-.ying: "We should vote at the polls as one par ty in our individual capacity. All who believe in the predominance of monometallism should, iu my opin ion, come together on that issue and for the time being hold in abey ance their convictions upou other questions, reserving to themselves the right to readjust their party relations when the mouey question is settled and other issues come to the front. In the immovable con viction that the progress, prosperi ty, and happiness of the people of the entire country are more imme diately dependent on monetaay re. form than upon any other issue that ca/i be presented for political actio?, I shall henceforth vote and act with the party that brings this overmastering issue to the front." Attorney General Haskell is pre paring his opinion on the tenure of o'fice of clerks of the courts in the new counties. He decides that the clerks appointed by the bills crea ting the new counties only hold on until their successors are elected and qualify this fall. Those elects ed this fall hold for two years only, the same as for an unexpired term. This will make their term expire at the same time as those of the old counties, who were elected two years ago for full terms of four years. The county commissioners in the new counties, named in the bills creating those counties, also go out this year, regardless of what the supreme court may decide as to the tenure of those in the older counties. HELENA AND GALLATIN A Bozeman Man Gives Keasoitt) for Keeping the Capital at . Helena. Correspondence Husbandman. Bozeman, July 17, 1894.—I am pleased to note your position on the capital question and am moved to say that having been a resident and taxpayer of Gallatin sounty for a number of years I am much interested in that question. I must say that I am a little surprised at the attitude of the Courier and the Chronicle in this matter. How ever I would not impeach their mo tives. This is a free country and thev have just the same right to favor Anaconda as the Husband man has to favor Helena. But that they voice any considerable part of the voters in this countp I do not believe. Their arguments savor of grievance against Helena for working so zealously in her own in terest for the capital two years ago. I suppose her right to do that was just as good as that of any of her competitors. If Anaconda and Butte had turned in with Bozeman results would have, been giving Bozeman the capital. But they chose not to do it, leaving Boze man to fight her own battles. They had a right to do just as they did So had Helena. But why kick Hel ena and hug and kiss Anaconda when each worked for her own in terest with all the power available as against Bozeman. I think it shows the poverty of real good, substantial reasous in favor of An aconda hence the resort to dust throwing. It may be further said that Helena has been "hoggish" heretofore in political affairs, etc. Well, what of it. I venture the assertion that everything she lias asked for and obtained would have been taken by the objectors under like circumstances. It is not from principle they find fault but be cause they were unsuccessful. In other words they are not less sel fish than Helena but less strong. One is rominded of a contest be tween two boys. It is friendly and pleasant till the stronger gets the best of it, then the other gets mad, threatens to tell pa and perhaps throws a parting salute in the shape of a few stones. The peo ple of Gallatin county, however, have good sense and will uot be caught "biting off their own nose to spite their face," as they surely would be doing in voting for Ana conda. The west side city is a neat town, well laid oui, with comfortable residences, and the people are very kind and hospitable. However, in large, substantial buildings no one claims any comparison with Hel ena, nor are the citizeus of auy one town in Montana superior in kind and hospitality to those of any other town iu the state. In determining the question of location all personal prejudice should be laid aside au-1 only such questions considered as will be for the best interests of the entire stato for the next thirty or fifty yearâ. It seems to the writer that any unbiased person cannot avoid the conclusion that Helena dis tances her competitors clear out of sight on every salient feature. Reader, suppose you desired to lo cate a business at some central point in the state so as best to ac commodate all parts, with the va ried interests exactly as they now are, where would it be. To ask such a question is to answer it— Helena. Anaconda could not be considered for a moment under such a propositiou. Then why should you favor her for the capi tal. Suppose a competent and en tirely unbiased party were invited from a neighboring state to come, 'view the ground and choose such a location for the capital as would best accommodate all portions of the state, can there be a shadow of a doubt that Helena would be se lected. None whatever. How many times in the course of a year is the average citizen called to Anaconda on business, banking mercantile, law, etc., as compared with Helena. Does he not go to Helena ten to one oftener. Yes, he does. Then would it not be the height of folly to. locate the capital in an out of the way place where one scarcely ever calls on business matters. If Helena is chosen then one can attend to businpsi with merchants, etc. atid aVairs at the same time look after any interests i fact alone Then Hele* with state officials. This ought to be decissive. na will always be a prominent city. Its location and surroundings are such a3 to warrant it. Not so with Anaconda. There is comparative y nothing tributary that would continue to keep her up when the smelters close down, as they are liable to do at any tim;. One of the uncertain things in the world is the length of time a npning camp will live. Examples ar^ not want ing of towns as ambitious as Ana conda which bid fair tolive as long or longer, in a few years becoming almost entirely deserted. Perhaps Virginia City, Nev., m4y serve as an illustration. The people who built up the city did not expect the bottom to so soon fall out of the Comstock mines. But their expec tations did not postpone the col lapse one day. Thecoétly piles of brick and mortar, costing hun dreds of thousands of dollars, are now inhabited by bats and owls. Imagine, if you please Stately capi tal buildings representing a hun dred thousand dollars situated in Anaconda; smelters cflosed ; citi zens removed, save state officials; grass groivirg on the streets, with the stillness of a "deserted village" only broken by the plantive notes of the mourning dove and the oc casional jingle of a solitary cowbell. Would it be good business sense to select a capital location involving such groat uncertainties as does the west side city. Again, times are very hard. There are no differ ences of opinion as to the fact. Montana is in no condition to build capital buildings now. If it re mains at Helena there will be no necessity to build till prosperity returns. The writer has conversed with several residents of Gallatin county and persuaded that when the votes are counted they will show a good majority in favor of Helena. Tax Payer. The strongest argument yet made against woman suffrage and office holding comes from North Dakota, where Miss Bates, candi date for state superintendent of schools, side-tracked her opponent for the nomination by agreeing to marry him and make him her dep uty. This opens up an appalling vista of matrimonial and political log-rolling.—Marysville Mountain eer. One of Daly 's Mistakes. Deer Lodge Sliver State. The p2ople of this great cam mon weal th are broad awake now, and are keeping this question in full view. Abraham Lincoln once declared tnat "it was possible to fool some of the people all the time and all of the people some of the time, but it is impossible to fool all of the people all of the time." There was a t'me in the recent past when Marcus Daly had the people of Montana pretty nearly all fooled, and had he been a shrewd, far-seeing and cool headed man, who understood the principles of free government and the great price paid for it; or had he sus» pected tiiat thete were thousands of patriots in our stafe who were jealously watching his bold and selfish maneuvers, he might have practiced more caution and still have an influential following. But Mr. Daly's methods wjere his own. He was not willing to wait for his plans and purposes to ripen under ordinary processes. His imperious will could brook no delay, and in order to taste the sweets of re venge he dared, with the aid of his paid lieutenants, to bbcfc the wheels of legislation ; to set at de fiance the fundamental principles of our government; and with the bold effrontry characteristic of the demagogue, glorified }n the shame he brought to our magnificent young state. The price he paid for the gratifi cation of his revendre will cost him more than he ever bargained for. The calcium light of investigation has been turned full upon him; the steadfast gaze of thousands of our liberty-loving citizens are scrutin izing his movemeuts, and the fin ger of indignation and scorn is pointed at him from every quarter. He is learning to his cost that he cannot fool all the people all the time. His schemes for the purpose of self-aggrandizement are patent to all, and mislead few.