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Issued Every Saturday Morning Published by THE TRIBUNE PUBLISHING 00. (Incorporated.) A. B. QUINAN, Editor. E. il. BRUNDAGE, Business Manager. SUBSCRIPTION $3.00 PER TEAR. Six month*, $1.75, Three moilii, $1.00. If paid in Advance $2,50. PER ANNUM. The Tribune is entered at the Dillon Post office for Transmission as Second Class Mail Matter. Dillon, Montana, Auui >t jS, 1SS6. REPUBLICAN CONVENTION. The Thirteenth regular bi-ennial Re publican Territoriol Convention of the Ter ritory of Montana will be held at Butte , on Wednesday, the 15 thday of September, i$S6, at 12 o'clock, noon, for the purpose of nom inating a candidate for Delegate in Con gress and the transaction of such other business as in the judgment of the Con vention appertains to the welfare of the Republican Party in Montana. The several Counties of the Territory will be entitled to representation in the Territorial Republican Convention as fol lows, to wit : COUNTIES. NO. DELEGATES. iîeaverhead ..........................4 Choteau.............................4 Custer............................... 5 Dawson.............................. 2 Deer Lodge..........................9 Fergus...............................3 Gallatin..............................io Jefferson............................. 5 Lewis & Clarke......................13 Madison.............................5 Meagher.............................4 Missoula............................6 Silver Bow...........................17 Yellowstone.................. 3 Total..........................90 The County Republican Committees of the several Counties will proceed to call County Conventions in their respective Counties and elect Delegates and Alternate Delegates from each of the said counties to the Territorial Convention above desig nated. It is desired that sufficient notice of such Conventions be given. The Territorial Republican Committee respectfully re commends that the said County Conven tions be held early in September, but such date should be fixed therefore as, after giv ing due notice to the Republicans of the Counties, will be most convenient. It is presumed that the custom hereto fore prevailing in the several Counties of the Territory whereby Delegates to the Territorial Convention are elected from the respective Counties by the Conventions which assemble to nominate County of ficers will prevail during the present year. To the end that all Counties in the Ter ritory, remote from or near to the place of holding the Territorial Convention, shall have opportunity to be represented therein fairly, and to prevent any extraneous in terference with the deliberate desires of the Republicans of eacli County, the fol lowing rules have been prescribed by for mer Conventions for the government of the Republican Territorial Conventions in the Territory of Montana : 1— Delegates and Alternate Delegates shall be elected in the future to Territorial Conventions, and in the event of the fail ure of a Delegate to attend, the Alternate Delegate shall cast the vote of the Del egate whose Alternate he is. 2— In the absence of a Delegate and his Alternate a majority of the Delegation from that County, shall cast the vote of the absentee. 3— In the absence of all the Delegates and Alternate Delegates from any County, no vote shall be cast for such County. 4— In the County in which the Territo rial Convention shall be held, when any Delegate and his Alternate Delegate are absent there shall be no vote cast, in their behalf. 5 — Delegates and Alternates must be Republican residents of the Coun ty which they represent. By order of the Territorial Republican Committee. A. J. Seligmax, I. D. MuCutcheon, Secretary. Chairman. John Roach is about to resume business. The Army and Navy Journal shows up well the inconsistency of the present war fever: "Captain Crawford was murdered on Mexican soil, while on official duty under the orders of his Government which he could not disobey if he would ; scarcely a voice is lifted in protest, and no attempt is made to hold any one responsible for the outrage; a Texas editor is jugged tor ex pressing in too open a manner his con tempt for Mexican courts and Mexican of ficials by "sassing" his fellow scribe, when he was forbidden to do so, and the whole Texas frontier Is in a blaze." j The Kansas democrats arc running a colored man for State Controller. President Cleveland has caught a fish. Important news: The President spits on his bait. Senator Frye of Maine says that the Mugwumps did it. The speeches af anarchists may not hereafter be so bomb-astic. The population of Ireland has been re duced three-eighths in the last forty years. A drunked Anarchist named Hillman was arrested Sunday in Chicago for preach ing his doctrines in the streets. One thousand people have been injured in the Belfast riots. The best way to settle he Irish question is to let them fight it out. Niagara Falls has failed us as a provi dential crank-destroyer. \V. J. Kendall of Boston swam the rapids successfully Sun dav. Has the "liberal public-school policy" resolution any reference to the Blair Edu cational bill, defeated by the oleomargarine congress. The Democratic hosts always pitch their tents among the honored dead. See the resolutions of the Beaverhead Democratic Convention. Col. Win. II. Gilder has sneaked oft' from Miss Dollie Adams and started for the North Pole, where she can't make it so warm for him. The breweries and distilleries of the United States pay to their employees in wages $120,000,000 a year .—Alta Califor nia. How much do the people pay? We would refer our political friends, who think that partisan politics ought to be car ried into the election of school officers, to a bit of law mentioned in another column. We have not space this week to write a eulogy on the "Resolutions," but would suggest that that there is a vast difference between Democratic principles as executed by Jackson and as executed by Cleveland. When we took hold here, we resolved never to use the Tribune as a medium of vulgar personalities, and no amount of egging on by those dlftering from us in politics will induce us to depart from the rule that we have adopted. The United States, in 1885, exported fif teen millions net of silver and imported twelve millions net of gold. This is an answer to the lie that we are offering a dumping-ground for the silver of Europe, and that Europe is so using us.—Chicago Current. Sir. Wilfred Lawson sums up the situa tion in England in the sentence: The Tories and Unionists would get on very well together so tong as they avoided politics and religion. Probably the remark is equally applicable to the members of the local Democracv. What do our thorough-going partisans think of the following plank in the plat form of the Michigan democrats? "Resol ved That the administration of Grover Cleveland, by the precedence it has given to considerations affecting public service over those merely partisan; by its practical denial of the legitimacy of governing by means of federal appointments; by the dis couragement of office-seeking through po litical intrigues, commends itself to the judgment and approval of all honest peo ple." The tactics of some of the local politic ians is disgusting to a man of sense. One of their favorite tricks is to try to head off a strong opponet. "X" is ticketed for a place among the democrats and hears that "Z," a strong man, Intends to oppose him from the republican quarter. "X" gets a friend to go to an acquaintance of "Z's" and advise him to prevent "Z's" nomina tion, as the democrats are in possession of a secret of "Z's" and will kill him as dead as a doornail by "springing the awful thing" upon him just before election. Of course the awful secret is not divulged, but so many dark hints are thrown out that "Z's" friends (if they are dunces) think that "Z" is going to be proved a horse-thief or murderer. All this would be intensely amusing were it not so contemptibly stale and stupid. There is one factor in the problem of politics that your would-be lo cal wire-puller invariably omita, namely that he has no monopoly in brains. Sen sible men are not going to believe any of the romances their cobwebbed intellects may weave. We would advise these stu pid creatures to rest from their labors, and wrap a cold towel around their over wrought imaginations. In the elegant language of the genial Patterson, "Give us a respite." TO THE "PROMINENT DEMOCRAT." Last week we wrote a little editorial un der the heid of "Partisan Politics in the Wrong Place"—an appeal to the demo cratic delegates to take the school superin tendency out of partisan politics by nom inating some lady teacher acceptable to the other party as well as to the people. Robt. B. Smith chooses Io consider our article as a "direct thrust" at him, and in Wednesday's issue of the Examiner, comes out in a letter explaining his "true posi tion as a democrat." Our article was no personal attack. We did not mention his name. With reference to the two quota tions we made, his democratic friends still say that they are quoted correctly. Wheth er Mr. Smith used such language or not, we do not know and do not care. His quarrel is with his own friends, not with us. It would be well for him to state ex actly what he did say, and perhaps his democratic friends would retract if they have reported him incorrectly. It is difficult to tell what Mr. Smith's position is. In the first part of his letter, he subscribes to the sentiment we ex pressed, immediately afterwards he con dems it as "mugwumpy," and finally tries to avert the force of what we said by mak ing us an applicant for the position of county superintendent. We stated in terms impossible to be misunderstood that we were not an applicant for the position on the Democratic ticket, and we now say that we have never been, and are not now, an applicant on the Republican ticket. Mr. Smith, in calling men mugwumps simply because they will not vote for men on party grounds without considering the question of competency, insults the good sense of democrats and republicans alike, for if we are not mistaken, this precinct, in the last election held in this county, cast but seventeen straight tickets. If a mug wump is one who does not believe in per m itting the schools to be ruled by parti sans, we are a mugwump. If a mugwump is one that will not vote for incompetent superintendents, we are a mugwump. And if a mugwump is one that refuses to to vote for a yellow dog »irrp'y because he is nominated by the Demoaats, or by the Republicans, we are a mugwump. But as a matter of fact we are a Republican who reserves the right of voting for the best candidate where no principle is involved. School Law.— Art. 1, Sec. 1121. —No books, tracts, papers, catechisms or other publications of a partisan, sectarian or de nominational character shall be used or dis tributed in any school, neither shall any political, sectarian or denominational doc trine be taught therein, etc. PARTISAN POLITICS AND THE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENCY. We trust that the Tribune, in making its humble appeal, last week, to the local democracy to nominate some capable schoolmistress for school superintendent whom the opposite party could endorse, and thus use the only means of taking the schools out of the sphere of politics, did not display any undue impertinence. To-day the Tribune urges the same thing upon the republicans. On this question we ad vocate fitness, competency, not partisan ship. This is our position, from which we are not to be driven by any cry of "mug wump" raised by piggy-brained partisan ship. We shall continue, till the Novem ber elections, to train the battery of com mon sense on the enemy, and perhaps the lightness of the fire may be, in tome meas ure, compensated for by the frequency of the fusillade. No man's ability or charac ter is reflected upon when we say that only a teacher can fill the position acceptably. One may be an able lawyer, and yet know nothing of medicine. One may be skill ful as a doctor, and still not know the a-b-c of Pedagogy. It is just as foolish to nomi nate a doctor as supervisor of schools, as it would be to nominate a teacher as County Attorney. The proper supervision of schools requires that professional skill and technical knowledge that can come only from contact with the school-room. But it is useless to argue the question of fitness. Every sensible man knows that the demo cratic nomination was not made on the grounds of competency. It is clearly a party nomination. Our fathers took some pains to establish our free schools on a ' broad and secure foundation. Our Montana system is based upon the central idea that neither sectarian doctrine nor political creed shall form any part of school instruction. It is a principle that has struck its roots so deep into American soil that no Vandal hand dare pluck it up. The very law that we have placed above this article shows clearly enough that the founder» of our school sys tem knew well enough the dangers of par tisan politics. The election of a superin tendent on party grounds is the first step towards a violation of the spirit of that law. Admit into our schools the right of party, and you admit at once a train of evils the end of which no eye can foresee. There is hardly a county or city in the United States, the people of which have not had to fight this devilish thing of politics in school matters. Long ago it became so grievous in some of our large cities that various ex The Chicago Current says : The average hollowness of a political platform is shown in the resolutions of the Indiana Democratic Convention, where the following paragraphs figure as planks: i. That the Democracy of Indiana, in convention assembled, cordially approve of the administration of President Cleveland, for its ability, integrity, and economy in the management of national affairs, and recog nize in the President and members of his Cabinet faithful and patriotic public serv ants. 6. That we favor a financial policy in which gold and silver coin and paper money readily convertible into coin, includ ing the volume of United States notes now provided for by law, shall be the circulat ing medium ; that we insist that the sur plus in the National Treasury shall be promptly applied in payment of the na tional public debt, and that taxation shall be reduced to the end that large accumu lation in the Treasury beyond the proper necessities of the public service shall not occur, thus assuring honest and economical governent and relieving the people from unnecessary and oppressive taxation. pedients were resorted to to rid the schools of its paralyzing influence. In New York the election of school officers by popular vote was replaced by appointment by the mayor; in Philadelphia by appointment by judges of the superior court; in Chicago by election through the city council ; and in Boston by popular election on a general tieket. A city in this big-hearted west— Denver—furnishes the best example of the ideal school, the school officers there being elected by a special election without any connection, whatever, with municipal, or county, or state elections, and the system has borne excellent fruit in officers unex ceptionable in character, educational abil ity, and faithful devotion to the interests of the schools. Montana schools are now in their infancy, and the people should nip the bud of partisanship before it grows into a poisonous excrescence. If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, now is the time to cast into the cesspool of party influence the disinfectant of popular veto. Now is the time for those that love our free schools, the foundations of liberty and the safeguard of the republic, to speak out upon this question so emphatically that no political organization will ever again dare nominate a man for the position of superintendent, on party grounds, unless it wishes to furnish what we hope and truly believe the people will, politically speaking, make of the present nominee—a corpse. BEAVERHEAD COUNTY REPUBLICAN CONVENTION. The Republican County Convention of Beaverhead County is hereby called to meet at the Court House in Dillon on Saturday September nth 1886 at 10 o'clock a. m. for the purpose of nominating Can didates for the various County offices to be voted for at the general election in No vember, to elect Delegates to the Territor ial Convention to be held at Butte City September 15th 1886, to elect a County Central Committee to serve the ensuing two years and for the transaction of such other business as may properly come be fore the Convention. Delegates have been appointed to the va rious precincts upon a basis of one Dele gate for each 50 votes or fraction thereof cast for Hon. Hiram Knowles Republican Candidate for Delegate to Congress at the Election held in November 1884, as fol lows : Argenta ............................... Bannack ............................ 3 Black Tail.................. . . . . . . . . . ] Barrett's............................... Dewey's Flat...................... Dillon................................' Glendale.............................. Horse Prairie.......................... t Lion................................. . Ore Camp............................. Quartz.............................. , Red Rock.............................. Spring Hill............................j Birch Creek............................ Utopia................................. Wadams'............................., Wisdom..............................j Bald Mountain........................ . Monumental..........................j The Committee respectfully recommend that Delegates and Alternate Delegates be elected in each precinct and in the event of failure of a Delegate to attend, that the Al ternate be admitted to the Convention with full powers of Delegate. The question of proxies is left for the Convention to decide upon as it may deem for the best interests of the Republican voters of the County Precinct primaries are ordered to be held in the respective voting Precincts of the County at the usual voting places on Sat urday September 4th between the hours of 6 and 9 o'clock p. in. At Dillon the pri mary will be held at the Court House commencing at S o'clock p. m. By order of the Republican Central Committee Beaverhead County. B. F. White, Chairman. MINING AT THE TRIBUNE OFFICE. The First Nattqhahu. Of OILLON, M0XI ""I Authorized Capital" " Liiimaj pam u,......................$o 0o . Surplus and Profits,.;i"";;..........So'.^ ------- — ..... T, ,, directors. Howard Sebree, President B. F. \yii!TE, Cashier' ' Nf '' '' 1C ° Aident Geo. L. Shoup, °Hi!\r C a *hkr. LEOXARB nÄ^ tÄS Principal Correspondent». Chase N ational Bank, New York ™' Continental National Bank Chi™ Omaha National Bank, Omaha cag * " e!,s > F * r K° & Co.. San Francisco. ST. MARY'SACADEHY Salt Lake City. ' Conducted bj the Sisters of Holy Cros , Fall Term for Hoarders aiul Dav Punli gins Tuesday, August 31 , lasts * *' The course of study embraces di m.. 1 a thorough and accomplished education ' 01 General Drawing and Vocal Music beb,-*!"?', ■n the EnglishCourse, formnoextna clm? g c" ^ Moderate. Half fare tickets can be procured for the For catalogues, address as above. pupils. ,W> Comfort, Safety, Speed! daily MAIL, PASSENGER AND EXPRESS LINE, —BETWEEN— DILLON, ARGENTA and BANXACK Leaves Dillon ................ s .,„ 1-eaves Banxack ............ .... .. .. ....sijoa »! For Freight or Passage apply to 6. M. Best. Pv citic Express Agent, at R. It. Depot, Dillon, and ¥ I,. Graves, Pacific Express Agent, Bannack. If. S. Mail carried on and after July ist, i$8<> JOHN WEIGHTMAX. Proprietor. BRICK, BRICK, BRICK! Dillon Steam Press Brick Tari M. J. McCUXE, Proprietor and Contractor FOR ALL KINDS OF Mason Work. ESTIMATES GIVEN For making and laying brick, throug out the county. ( 19ft fegal &otices. Sealed Proposals. Sealed proposals will lui received hy the Board .if County Commissioners of Beaverhead County, M. T., until the ist Monday in September, iSSfi, for the proper grading of the new road established near Argenta at the June session of said Board. Solid road-bed to be not less than eight feet. Parties de siring tobid for above work are requested to exam ine the viewers' report (on said road) now on file in the County Clerk's office. All bids to be marked "Proposal" and he addressed to the Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, Dillon, M. T. Bv order of the Board. PHIL D. MuGOUC.il, County Clerk. Dillon, M. T.. June 14, iSSô. 14 PUBLIC NOTICE. The undersigned forbid ail trespassing un their inclosed lands oy any person or persons in pursuit of game. No shooting will he allowed on said premises by outsiders without being subject to pros ecution at law for so doing, alter this notice. Wr Mean Business. STODDEX BROS., PHIL THORPE. W. B. CARTER. PHIL LOVELL. Dilion, Mont., July -'4, 1SS3. jot* 1 TEACHERS* EXAMINATION A public examination ol the teachers ql Bearer Head County will be held in the school building, Dillon on Sept, ist, iSSfi. Examination will com mence at 9 o'clock a. in, sharp. Teachers will provide themsetves with legal rar paper, pens and ink. I. GANNON, County Supt. Common .Schon.». NOTICE OF FINAL ESTKV. La.n'j. Office at Helena, Mont., August 5, i»' NOTICE is hereby given that the following nam; ed settler has filed notice of his intention to ■ , final proof in support of his claim, anu . proof will be made before Robert T. " mg- P', 1 ,j Clerk of the District Court in anil tor Bean County, Montana, at Dillon, Montana, on Sept., 35,188«. vl* s Stepli«« t '" ok ' who made pre-emption declaratory statement V• 7,79 » »or the S. « NE1-4 Sec. 1, Tp. U. " and SE «-4 NW 14 and Lot j. Sec, <% Tp. c Re 8 W. f \ He names the following witnesses to continuous residence upon and eulttration land, vtz: John C. pSndtxtrr. Hcnry «"fgT James Callowav, and William Callow»}. Ion. Montana. s< w _ LANUHO RXK. Hegku^ Brewster 1 * Patent iTi. MBWSTBRBoUDj^., The Tribu xk only $2.50 per y