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She gailg Enterprise.
Published every dar except Sunday. WEIGHT & HENDRY, Publishers. LIVINGSTON. M. T, OCT. 9. 1884 Entered at the posîoffice in Livingston, M. T. as secoad-c'as.' mail matter. Democratic Territorial Ticket. For Delegate to Congress: J. K. COOLE. Far District Attornev. First District : R. P.VlVIuN. COCXTT TICKET. For Councilman K. ARMSTRONG. For Legislative Assembly : Al b RED MYERS, Wrn. H. MARTIN, J. M. RO HINSON, For Countv Commissioner : * G L.DUKK For Sheriff. C. P. BLAKELY. For Probate Judge : a. d. McPherson. For Clerk and Recorder : M. M. BLACK. For Treasurer : Wm. FLY. For Assessor : t. p. McDonald. For Public Administrator : J. M. LINDLEY. For Sunt. Public Schools : FRANK HILL. For Survevor : J. M. ROBERTSON. For Coroner : DR. FOSTER. Territorial Ticket. Republican For Delegate in Congre*« : HIRAM KNOWLES. For District Attorney, First District HENRY N. BLAKE. COÜXTT TICKET. For Councilman : JOHN POTTER. For Représentât iyes : Wm. M WRIGHT. GEO R. NICHOLS. E. GOUGHNuUR. For Treasurer: ED. F. FERRIS. For Clerk and Recorder. JAMES GOCRLEY. For Sheriff : ANDREW J.EDSALL. For Probate Judge : CHARLES S. HARTMAX For Assessor : MAT.McQUIRK. For Commissioner : DR. Wm. TREACY. For Public Administrator. DAVIS WILLSON. For Coroner . ilL DR. R.D. ALTON. For Surveyor : ;ïi ; ROBT. T. GREEN. ForSupt. of Public Instruction : W. W. WYLIE. The Commercial Travelers' association thatjateiy met in Louisville. Kentucky, noaybated Hon. Joseph Mulhatton for the .presidency. This makes another can didate. Hon. Samuel J. Tilden in dr& I - to response the resolutions referring to him, adopted by the Chicago convention, has written a It is said that this will be letter in reply, the last political communication from the «rand old man who is a fitting follower of O v • 0 Franklin and Jefferson and their fellow statesmen who fouuded the party that Tilden loves so well and in whose capa bilities lie so fully believes. The letter is characterized by the same lofty senti ments that have always marked his public acts and utterances. .... . POLITICAL. OPPRESSIOX. We wish to detail a few facts, draw a few deductions and make a few cômments for which we ask each reader's attention, feeling sure they will prove interesting and "instructive. " ASout two weeks ago Major F. D. Pease of Livingston, stated to the publishers of the Enterprise that he was about to have advertised in tins pappr an application for a patent on ä mining lode or claim« situated in New World (ClarkeV Fork.) district. At the same time he presented to ill 2 publishers and obtained signatures to the stipulation required by law, that they would hold the applicant and not the land office re sponsible for the expense of the publica tion. The application was then prepared by Mr. J. V. Bogert, the attorney for the applicants, and taken to O. P. Chisholm, register ef the land office,* for h» signa ture, both to the application and to the designation of the Enterprise as the paper in which it'should be published. Mr. Chisholm, to the surprise of Mr. B6 geH: said the application Rhô to be pub in the columns of the Courier and is now running there. ftgetion 393 of the United State* Min in# Law says: "The register of the land oflÜe -9 i ;* ahaU publish that Stüh application (for patent) has bien made for a period of 9§$ß d*y* lirf&d in the Bozeman Conner and not in the Enterprise- Tlte notice ten* placed published nearest to btchtlaix.' aectioo (» me« •iitY m «• survey. application, etc*,) the register will, at the expense of the claimant, publish a notice of such application for the period of sixty days in a newspaper published X EAR EST TO THE CLAIM." The law of the United States and the regulations thereunder are very explicit, it will be seen, in stating that the register must des ! ignate a newspaper published nearest the I claim. If several are published in one ! town nearest the. mine, be has a nght to j select from the number, as he formerly selected the Livingston Tribune, while it ' was published, in preference to the En " terprise. As to the question of near ness of a mine in the Clarke's Fork dis trict to Livingston or Bozeman there could be no cause for hesitation. Boze men is 20 to 30 miles more distant, either by a straight line or traveled road It therefore clearly appears that, in publishing that notice of application for patent in the Courier instead of the En terprise, Mr. Chisholm violated the let ter and iutention of the law, and went contrary to the wishes of the applicant and his attorney. Investigation of his reasons is next in order. But first let us * investigate the man. Many months ago it was reported by Washington newspaper correspondents that one O. P. Chisholm of Illinois was being strongly pushed by his friends, and was very importunate himself to succeed E. A. Kreidler in the Miles City land office. Chisholm had rendered fome dirty political ser vice and wanted his reward, and that re ward a position in Montana where he had heard there were fine opportunities "on the outside" for the success of a man who came with a guarantee of livelihood in his pocket. Kreidler was a good officer and Chisholm and his friends did not suc ceed in ousting him, and for a few months Chisholm's name was out of print. But man in violating if the fourth time: it seems lie was like Banquo's ghost and would not down for next we hear of him being appointed to succeed Davis Wiliäon as register of the land office at Bozeman. So a month or two ago along came this fellow Chisholm, carpet-bag in hand after the manner of his tribe, and entered upon his work. It should te borne in mind that the class of men who hold appointive offices, especially in the territories, are political jugglers—the office is the reward of their services and that they receive the appointment is sufficient ground for as suming that they are and have been pro fessional politicians. There are excep tions, but they are few among the men sent from the states to the territories with federal commissions in their pockets. 31 r. Chisholm's assigned reason for not publishing that particular notice in the Enterprise, as expressed to 31 r'. Bogert, was that he had received a "circular let ter" saying that in designating the paper in which such notices were to lie publish ed, much depended upon the circulation. Who the circular was from we have not yet learned, nor can we imagine any offi ciai who would have the ignorant assur ance to send out any circular that was at variance with the United States statute law quoted above. A newspaper without any circulation and not published as a bona tide permanent institution is no news paper, and any person would be justified in declining to recognize it as such. But 31r. Chisholm knew that the Enterprise was very far from that character. The object of publishing these notices m the papër nearest the claim is to secure circu lation of the notice in the mining district and vicinity where the claim is located, so that those most likely to lie interested fa vorably pr adversely may know of the application for the patlnt. Now we will inform Mr. Chisholm, if he does not al ready .know it, that the Enterprise though only eighteen months old has a circulation in the Clarke's Fork mining district of five to one of ant other paper, andf tiiiit its total circulation does not fall far below that of any other paper ir the county,' not excepting the Courier. i Mr. Chisholm's reason for his course as given to one of the publishers of this paper was, »■Ton are carrying three such üotices now and that ought to be enough.** Well per haps it ought, bnt that has nothing tor do with the "circular letter," nor does keep 5ng thé late oh occasions justify any A Bat tliere may te another reason. Let us see, and here we want oar readers' con sideration andfealm sense, bearing in mind that hat teen said. At thé time this everything was being put readiness for the Noremter election. territory of Montana and the county of Ga Hatia , to nay nothing «4 the ,Vi' »depend teanfr «we, a ten tetiw* *r. ? ü?* rtt 21 r a i-v T ' *' and no political emoluments to hope for. But the republicans of Gallatin county thought they needed the support of the paper in their business. On Sunday last, after weeks of skirmishing, they approach ed the publishers of the Enterprise with this proposition: "You support the re publican ticket and you shall have the federal patronage."* In other words a proposition was made for a square bar gain that in consideration of giving cer tain aid to certain persons we should have the mining and land notices that by law and right belong to us. They were in ef fect doing what Satan did with Christ— oflering an estate that already belonged to the one to whom it was offered, but to make the temptation in the nature of a consideration they bad made a bold move to remove that patronage from the Enter prise through the medium of Mr. Chis holm, register of the land office, who be came their ready tool to violate the law at the expense of the private applicant for a mining patent. Or perhaps the republi cans meant to kill two birds with one stone. It has long been apparent that the Aviuit Courier of Bozeman, the only avowed republican newspaper in the county, was straying somewhat from the fold and was disposed to rebel against its political patrons. In order to cement its support and thoroughly reclaim it to its condition of original unquestioning alle giance to the party, it may have been pro posed that it have all the federal patron age in Gallatin county, and this Pease mining application as an earnest of the bargain. The Courier has come to time of late, whatever the influence used—and there was an influence. By the same process that conciliated the Courier the republican jugglers hoped to frighten the Enterprise into support. "Give us thick and thin republican support in ex change for the federal patronage or go your own gait and suffer by it"—that was the actual proposal made shamelessly by Bozeman and Livingston republicans to the publishers of the Enterprise on Surday last. It was a proposition pursu ant to the scheme hatched op by the con sent and through the illegal machinations of O. P. Chisholm, the carpet-bag register of the Bozeman land office. All the fed eral patronage in the gift of the republi can party of Gallatin county 1 «longs of right and of law to the Enterprise and in offering it they were pursuing the course of Satan in offering Christ the earth (which belonged to him by inherit ance) if he would fall down and worship him. The Enterprise will not fall down and worship the republican party or its candi dates, unless we discover them to be in dividually worthy of that support. We will not cower beneath the lash of "fed eral patromige" under any consideration. The publishers of this paper up to this moment have depended entirely for their support upon the lilærai, the noble, the enterprising people of Livingston, and they have nothing to ask of any federal, territorial, county or precinct official. When the day comes that we must needs depend npon the precarious favor of some governmental official, we &>k to be de livered, body and soul, from the newspa per business, even though it be but to lieg our bread from door to door—better that than to be scoffed at by an anrogant stran ger, than to have terms die täte« i to our own trained ability and our owu acquired property. The republicans of this county of Gal latin in this territory of 3Iontana, have endeavored to play a deep and harsh game in order to bring the Enterprise from its independent [«ositioa into repub lican subjection. We say "crack your lash the day may come when you will have no lash, and whether or no, your stripes will never scar our hack. The days of African slavery were letter than this period of political subjection. When the Enterprise cannot lire in Livings ton, it can cease to exist, or can renew' its lire in some locality where censonsm not so openly attempted. is SECOND HAND a Nearly New, FOR SALE CHEAP S. V ^ Type, a | > hoe Pearl Job Prêta, Etc-, m quantity to Address, I j nwmBfgaacs 1L- * '■****■■ __ x\ CURRAN & LENIHAN —dealers in— * FARGO BEST FLOUR t .40 per Sack In five-sack lots. Liberal discount in greater quantity. Fargo No. i Straight CORNER OF MAIN AND LEWIS ST., LI\ INGSTON, 3IOXTaX\. Don't be Deceived! We are selling our goods cheaper than ever. Can duplicate prices from any concern in this part of Montana. We study the markets and buy where we can get the best goods for fhe least money. We have just received a car of Canned Goods via water to Duluth, and by the case we can give you won derful prices, r Have you tried a Sack of our "BEST" MINNEAPOLIS FLOUR ? READYMADE CLOTHING way down. BOOTS AND SHOES made especially to our order. FURNISHING GOODS coming daily. Now is the time to buy DRY GOODS; we must sell way down to make room for new goods soon to arrive. Respectfully. Thompson Bros. Boston Boot & Shoe Store. HATS! HATS! Fall and Winter Styles, Just Received, from $1.25 Upwards. GLOYES AND MITTS, -AND- UNDERWEAR. Merrill & Mclnerney. JOB PRINTINC Or All Kinds PROMPTLY DONE AT THIS OFFICE. Don't forget us and send East for your Printing. Reduced prices. JAMES CARROLL, Feed. sœlcL Sale StoTble ! Full Rigs and Saddle Horses on the Shortest Notice. 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