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WEIGHT & HENDRY, Publishers. LIVINGSTON, M. T, OCT. 28. 1884 Entered at the postoffice in Livingston, M. T. a9 second-class mail matter. (CONCLUDED FROM FIRST PAGE.) nation wanted a new and a clean admin istration, it could not afford to elect Blaine. He referred to that gentlemen's character as shown by the Mulligan let-; ters, of his record as a Know Knotliiug, of his foreign policy as instauced by the Me.Sweeney case. Indeed he had never known anything striking about Blaine's foreign policy except his connection with the guano deposits of Peru. Blaine, he said, was a man of many diverse princi ples. In Maine lie was a burning prohi bitionist, and in Ohio was ready to drink beer and ear limburger with the Ger mans; in New Engiuud he was a straight lace^. Congregationalism and wherever convenient an ardent Catholic. He pro nounced a high panegyric on Cleveland and expressed his belief that while party feeling was prominent, this national cam paigh was emphatically a contest between Cleveland and Blaine. Mr. Toole then touched upon territorial subjects. His utmost endeavors, he said, would be given to a furtherance of the desires of the people of this town and county with re gard to the Cinnabar & Clark's Fork railroad bill, though he could not see how a matter of such purely business in terest demanded its place in the territor ial republican platform. (It was put there to catch votes.) Regarding Indian reservations he could have but one faith— to reduce them, wipe them out. The judiciary of this territory should be in creased or re-adjusted, so that there would be in fact what there is now only iu name —a court of appeal where the judge that decided the case iu a lower court would not again sit in judgment upon it. Re garding the canvass made against him that he was opposed to the provision in tiie proposed State constitution for taxation o. mines, crops and live stock he spoke at length and without equivocation. When in the constitutional convention, he had urged that any provision adjusting taxa tion belonged to legislation and not to the constitution where it could be changed only by great difficulty. That position he maintained aud still held to. He be lieved that no provision regarding taxa tion should be iu the constitution. If it was urged against him that he was oppos ed to encouraging the mining industry, he would only say iu defense that all the inouey he had ever made from his proies siou had been spent in mines and that if ever he hoped to gain a competence it was from tiie mines he owned. He closed witii the declaration that should he be elected lie should know no section of Montana—no north, no south, no east, no west, but would work for the benefit of every resident of our great territory so far as it lay within tiie line of his official duties. Then followed Major Martin Maginnis, our present delegate in cougress, aud took the stand. He is at all times oue of the readiest, wittiest and most entertaining of sjieakers and has been honored many times by invitations to deliver speeches beiore high societies aud organizations, and in such set speeches few surpass him iu eloquence. His present campaign speeches are necessarily of a somewhat desultory character but none the less in teresting. He was at liis best last night. He seemed to fell free of any restriction and not to care what he said so long as it was true. H const mtly made witty lilts and strong points that were seemingly as unex|iected and unpremeditated with him as with the audieuce. His address was almost entirely confined to territorial af fairs with which he is thoroughly convers ant. He had retired in favor of Toole, he said, and whatever might have been his shortcomings he w T ould assure the audi ence that in cougress, iu the departments, in society, wherever in Washington his duty or his inclination might lead him Joseph K. Toole, if elected, would never lose anything by being known as the friend and successor of Martin Maginnis. Two years ago. Maid the speaker, the republican convention met at Butte suffering under repeated defeats. It reminded him, he said, of a family of early settlers in Ne braska. After a bard winter they found themselves short of provisions in the «priag. They dtooown» * on the. pcairie that from its looks promised to tbeyM xoçllaak jurant and th*y WtaslwM, Judge Knowles he stalwart and healthy except Jason and be was a sickly weakling. So they resolved to feed the greens to Jason and if he stood the dose they would all take them. The Major and the audience saw in this story a close resemblance to the republi cans at their convention two years ago. They gave the nomination to Botkin to see if he could stand it; it disagreed with Botkin and he has had the stomach ache over his dose ever since. Referring to said that whenever he had heard that gentleman speak it re minded him of what he saw in Beartown in Jhe early days of territorial history. In a concert hall in that wild camp, over the head of the violinist was a placard, "Don't shoot the performer; lie is doing the best he can." He referred to Botkin's contest. Anyone could bring a contest, and on any ground or without the shadow of a foundation. The democrats of this territory have no representation on the canvassing board, which is composed of the territorial treasurer, the territorial au ditor and the U. S. marshal—all appointed republicans. Two years ago, before Gov ernor Crosby arrived here, republican leaders communicated with him urging him to come aud turn out Weston and Woolman and appoint officers who upon the canvassing board would not hesitate to issue the certificate to Botkin. But Crosby did not do so, and Weston and Woolman, though republicans, could not be swerved from their sense of justness and honesty, and they issued the certifi cate of election to Maginnis. Then Bot kin brought his contest in congress. His grounds were illegal railroad votes in ** " ■ % W«* of taking 10 Missoula county, but he never said any thing about the republican railroad votes in Gallatin county. He objected to votes alleged to have been polled from Wins ton's camp on the reservation, hut Botkin himself spoke one hour to those same men in the same place trying to get them to vote for him. The contest came be fore the committee on election, consisting of 8 democrats to 7 republicans. They referred it to a sub-committee of three republicans. That sub-committee report ed it a wanton, audacious, frivolous, im pertinent and malicious contest. The full committee accepted their view of it without demur or objection, and when the report was presented to the house of representatives there was not a dissenting vote even among 130 republicans. The Major referred to other contests; one in Gov. Edgerton's time when that official tried, in the face of 2,500 majority, to give the certificate of election to his nephew, W. F. »Sanders, tiie man who fell back from Pittsburg Landing upon Alder Gulch with a lederal commission in his pocket. Edgerton awoke one night with a horrible dream that the vigilantes had approached him. The dream was so near true that next morring the certificate of election was given to (Sanders' opponent, lawfully elected. Again the same game of contest was tried upon Gen. Thomas Francis Meagher, but that great patriot and brave man was not to lie bulldozed. Major Maginnis then reierred to the ques tion of Indian reservat. ous. He describ ed how a great part of the territory had been plastered over with reservations so that tnere might be more jobs lor thiev ing agents aud less opportunity to see wnat was done at tue agencies, if it was charged that iie had not ootained tiie seg regation ol reset vatioiis he vvoaid say tnat duriug liis representation oi Montana 40, 000 sqcAUE miles oi this territory had b.eu released nom Indian domaiu. lie hoped to get more concessions oi that kind beiore bis term expireu and li not Joe 'iouie would. it is claimed that a democratic delegate can uo but ntue in tue Indian busiuess, but lie would assure Ins audience that were it not lor western and southern votes in congress not an lu diau reservation would ever lie reduced. The Major tuen approached a department of tne Indian question tnat tickicd his audience beyond measure. He ^reierred to ludian ageuts and particularly to W.VV. Aiuerson whom he truth! uliy said was a broken down Mothodist -minister sent out here to preach the gospel and rob the In dians; who out of a salary of $1,500 per year made $30,000 in nine mouths. Once when Alderson was agent at Fort Peck a steamer went up the Missouri loaded so ligiit with ludian supplies that she never struck a snag or bar and came down so lieavily loaded with vouchers for goods received that she was nearly wrecked. (Mgs of .flour and receipting for would be §Jm|m «■«* >« deliTered let them be driven off for sale elsewhere. And this man, he understood, was the recognized leader of the republicans of Livingston and Gallatin county. (All this talk provoked uproarious applause and laughter.) The Major- touched upon the subject of the admission of Montana as a state, and said it would occur m the near future when Dakota and Montana, hand in hand, the one republican and the other democratic, knocked at the door of the Union of States. The plank of the territorial republican convention relating to the duties on wool, copper and lead the speaker demonstrated to be most foolish and baseless. Copper and lead are ex ported from this country and English prices for those metals rule prices in this country. The Ohio wool-grow r ers them selves confessed that the present duty on wooAmilds up the territorial wool indus try and injures the growth of the finer grades in Ohio. Referring to the charge that the democrats were opposed to build ing a navy the Major related how $400, 000,000 had been appropriated by repub licans to build a navy and, said he, "where is the navy and where are the four hund red millions?" *The democrats knowing Bill Chandler's corrupt record refused tr grant the appropriation for a navy last winter on the eve of election. Major Maginnis, much to the regret of the audience, closed his speech about that point and the meeting dispersed with three rousing cheers for Grover Cleveland and Joseph K. Toole. Beaverhead county has a lady as candi date for the office of school superintend ent. Mrs. H. N. Barkley has been placed on the democratic ticket. This makes four ladies who are candidates for that office in the different counties. The president has designated James H. Marr, senior, to act as first assistant post master general for ten days, beginning on Monday. Marr is at present chief clerk in the office of the first assistant post master general and has been performing the duties of the latter office since the appointment of Hutton as postmaster general. Democratic Territorial Ticket. For Delegate to Congress: J K. TOOLE. For District Attorney. First District : R. P.'VIVluN. COUNTY TICKET. For Councilman : F. K. ARMSTRONG. For Legislative Assembly : Wm. H. MARTIN, J. M. ROBINSON, For County Commissioner : G L. DUKE. 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 LIND LEY. For Sunt. Public Schools : FRANK HILL. For Surveyor : J. M. ROBERTSON. DR. FOSTER. For Coroner : Republican Territorial Ticket. For Delegate in Congre ' : HIRAM KNOWLES. For District Attorney. First District. HENRY N. B .AKE. COUÏITT TICKET. For Councilman : JOHN POTTER. Por Representatives : Wm. M WRIGHT, GEO R NICHOLS, li. GOUGHNuUR. For Treasurer : ED. F. FERRIS. For Clerk and Recorder. James gourley. For Sheriff : ANDREW J.EDSALL. For Probate Judge : Charles s. hartman. For Assessor : MAT.McQUIRK. For Commissi»», 1 er : » DR. Wm. TREACr. For Public Administrator. lmVIS WILL-ON. For Coroner. DR. R.D. ALTON. For Surveyor : ROBT. T. GREEN. PorSupt. ofPubl-c Instruction : W. W. WYLIE. "THE OASIS" J.LI&K, Prop _ . ; v 4 J \ § ' ( H .. Lower Main Street, v -*' - Livingston. CURRAN & LENIHAN, "DEALERS in FARGO BEST FLOUR $3.40 per Sack In five-sack lots. Liberal discount in greater quantity. o No. i Straight $200. CORNER OF MAIN AND LEWIS ST., a LIVINGSTON,', MONTANA Thompson Bros ? Are still in the land of ;the: living with one of the largest and most complete stocks of CtOTHINC Gent's Furnishing Goods Boots and Shoes Staple and Fancy Groceries, In the Territory. Their stock is ÄEW, direct from the Eastern market, and they have no OLD, Second-Hand stock of Shelf Worn Goods to palm off on customers at regular prices. on are invited to examine their mammoth stock and learn their prices to be convinced that they are selling a better class of goods for less money than any other house in Gallatin county. Remember their location, MAIN STREET, LIVINGSTON, 31. T. Boston Boot & Shoe Store. HATS! HATS! Fall and Winter Styles, Just Received, from $1.25 Upwards. GLOVES AND MITTS, AND UNDERWEAR. Merrill & Mclnerney. -AND SAMPLE BOOMS. EEE IX! EE D. A cordial invitation invitation is extended to o d friends and visitors, t ouie JAMES CARROLL, Feed' sat3. Sale StoPolo l Full Rigs and Saddle Horses on the Shortest Notice. t3TH0RSES BOARDhD MY THF DAY, WEEK OR MON 1 ».JAl ^ ^ ^ Horses, Harnesses, Wagons, Baled Hay and Oats bought and m»M. use of ladies to be had at a moments notice. Prices rea. Montana. Stable corner C and Lewis Sis., nmg* 0 GEO. W. METCALF & CO., Feed and Sate Stables, CORNER MAIN AND CLARK STREETS ^ FINEST "TURNOUTS" IN.THE CITY,^ ***** a'tajrtdL Baled. Hav, he dm» or week Spectal »Mention given to Gentlemen rl lÆ# OUmnd«*»»-