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Issued Every Saturday Morning
Published by
A. B. QUINAN, Editor.
E. il. BRUNDAGE, Business Manager.
Six month*, $1.75, Three moilii, $1.00.
If paid in Advance $2,50.
The Tribune is entered at the Dillon Post
office for Transmission as Second Class Mail
Dillon, Montana, Auui >t jS, 1SS6.
The Thirteenth regular bi-ennial Re
publican Territoriol Convention of the Ter
ritory of Montana will be held at Butte , on
Wednesday, the 15 thday of September, i$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 :
iîeaverhead ..........................4
Custer............................... 5
Dawson.............................. 2
Deer Lodge..........................9
Jefferson............................. 5
Lewis & Clarke......................13
Silver Bow...........................17
Yellowstone.................. 3
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
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
5 — Delegates and Alternates must
be Republican residents of the Coun
ty which they represent.
By order of the Territorial Republican
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
Has the "liberal public-school policy"
resolution any reference to the Blair Edu
cational bill, defeated by the oleomargarine
The Democratic hosts always pitch their
tents among the honored dead. See the
resolutions of the Beaverhead Democratic
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
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
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."
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.
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
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.
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.................. . . . . . . . . . ]
Dewey's Flat......................
Horse Prairie.......................... t
Lion................................. .
Ore Camp.............................
Quartz.............................. ,
Red Rock..............................
Spring Hill............................j
Birch Creek............................
Bald Mountain........................ .
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.
The First Nattqhahu.
Authorized Capital" "
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Surplus and Profits,.;i"";;..........So'.^
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T, ,, directors.
Howard Sebree, President
B. F. \yii!TE, Cashier' ' Nf '' '' 1C ° Aident
Geo. L. Shoup, °Hi!\r C a *hkr.
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.
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" ^
Half fare tickets can be procured for the
For catalogues, address as above.
Comfort, Safety, Speed!
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<>
Dillon Steam Press Brick Tari
M. J. McCUXE, Proprietor and
Mason Work.
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.
County Clerk.
Dillon, M. T.. June 14, iSSô. 14
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.
Dilion, Mont., July -'4, 1SS3. jot* 1
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.».
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^
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