The River Press (Fort Benton, Mont.) 1880-current, September 18, 1889, Image 2

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THE RIVER PRESS. Published Every Wednesday Morning'how by the River Press Publish- ing Company. VOTERS, remember who forced this in famous registration law upon the statute books of Montana and vote the demo- cratic ticket. REPUBLIC -0;S complain that Carter is throwing off Power. They say that in all his speeches made in Meagher and Fer- gus counties he did not once mention the name of T. C. Power. If this be true, Oily Thomas is for himself first, last and all the time in this campaign. Query. Whose bar'l is tapped for Oily Thomas? THE Toledo Bee says: \The firm of Wanamaker & Brown, of Philadelphia, have been awarded the contract for mak- ing the suits of the Cincinnati letter car - riers, beating a home firm just five cents on each uniform. There is nothing like being postmaster -general at critical points.\ THE Butte Miner is enlarged to a nine column folio—the size of the Indepen- dent. A change in the editorial manage- ment follows the enlargement, Mr. W. T. Doty, who has so ably and acceptably ed- ited the Miner during the past two years being succeeded by Mr. T. W. Ritten- house, of Butte. The Miner is democrat- ic to the core and will dOubtless. with Mr. Rittenhouse on the tripod, become a pow- er in Montana politics. A Butte registry clerk declares his in- tention to keep his registration books open until 10 o'clock p. m. Sunday the 15th inst. Hon. W. W. Dixon says regis- tration upon that day will not be legal, in which opinion he is joined by the best legal talent in Montana. Take DO chances. Every man in Montana entitled to vote should register before next Sun- day if he wishes to cast a ballot the first of October. THE Red Lodge Picket is the latest candidate for popular favor in the Mon tana journalistic field. It is a seven column folio, published at Red Lodge, Park county by Messrs. Dillard S: Harris. The paper will be independent in politics. Mr. Dillard, as the editor of the defunct New Idea, is well known to the people of Montana as a spicy and original writer. His earmarks are seen in the Picket. Long may it live and prosper, is the fervent wish of the RIVER PRESS. REPCBLICAN5 and democrats through- out northern and eastern Montana unite in condemning the registration law. It sna4 - answer in populous town's and large lities, but in our sparsely settled range counties it is an unbearable hardship to the voter. The democratic party is pledged by its state platform to abate the intolerable nuisance. The law is one of the issues of this campaign, and its opposers—the great majority of our people—will, that this end be accomplished—vote for Jos. A. Baker, Jesse F. Taylor and Arnzi Dodd, -Jr., for representatives to the legislature of •.he state of Montana. THE RIVER PREss is in receipt of a cir- cular sent by Mrs. Victoria C. Woodhull, who is in England, announcing herself a candidate for the president of the United States in 1893. Victoria is too late. We would be pleased to support her for most any other position in the gift of the peo- ple, bat our young and tender affections are enlisted in behalf of Belva A. Lock- wood. We won't shake Belva for V icto- ria, for no consideration. Now if Victoria would come out to Montana to run for office against Col. Sanders or Johnny Read or against one of the many other old women of the republican party she may bank on commanding our tabor. NOTWITHSTANDING the decision of At- torney General Clayberg, that registry agents may keep their books open till 10 o'clock p. ra. Sunday for the purpose ot registering voters, the commissioners of Lewis and Clarke county have ordered hem to close at 10 o'clock p. m. Satur- day. Here is a conflict of eminent au- thority which may lead to mischief and to litigation. Isn't it a sweet -scented reg- istration law that admits of such differ- ent constructions. It . is a mass of ab- surdities and contradictions that a re- publican legislature forced upon our statute books, and which a democratic legislature is pledged to revise or repeal. Vote for Baker. Dodd and Taylor. _ THE object of the Australian system of voting is to afford the voter an oppor- tunity to cast a secret ballot. That is all there is HI the f3:, 1 3tetth DIA tbis end may be accomplished with less than halt the red tape which now encompasses oil - election laws. All that is necessary provide are booths or compartments where the voter may retire and prepare his ballot unobserved by any one and vote it before he leaves the building. Ballots may be stamped and given out by the judges that voters may not be forced to vote those prepared for him by outside parties. With these provisions the purity of the ballot -box may be preserved with- out hampering the elector with useless restrictions. IT is left for the Helena Herald to of- fer Hon. T. C. Power, republican candi- date for governor, the most stinging in- sult he could possibly receive at the hands of his bitterest enemy. In its issue of the 9th inst. the Herald publishes the full state ticket of Lewis and Clarke county with instructions to the to vote it under the Australian sys- tem of voting, by placing an X after the name of each candidate for whom be wishes to cast his ballot. It then adds: \After this is done, his ballot will look about like this:\ And then follows the ticket with an X placed after the name of every republican except that of Thomas C. Power. We will state here that the ad. of T. C. Power & co. does not appear n the Herald. OH, DEAR! And now comes the antiquated Helena Herald with the declaration that \Marcus Daly represents the largest copper plant in the country,\ but \if the copper kings of the country are going to throw their support for democracy, * * * the ad- ministration will give them what they seem to want. We don't propose to pro- tect those wrio don't want protection.\ Of course the Herald speaks by the card. It represents congress and President Harri- son and . the whole republican party. Of ccurse it does, and if Marcus Daly doesn't resign the chairmanship of the democrat- ic state central committee and cast his political influence and fortune with the republican forlorn hope of Montana cop- per will not be protected and the great Anaconda works will go to the demnition bow wows. Oh, dear! REPUBLICAN TACTIk S The republican orators and organs have not a word to say, not an argument to ad- vance against a single plank in the demo - cratic platform. They have not attacked a single principle contained in it. As fa r as the platform is concerned they have left it unassailed and unsoiled by an ad- verse comment. They recognize its pur- ity and impregnability and forbear to lay unclean hands upon it. Failing to draw the democratic press and democratic orators of the territory off the platform to engage in a mud cam - paign on the side, they attack the sinceri- ty of the party that adopted the platform and charge it with lying in announcing its appproval of the instrument. These` are the tactics of the republican party or- gans and orators. They cannot, will not, dare not meet the issues as presented in the democratic platform. They simply yell \you lie,\ \you lie,\ \you villians, you lie,\ and expect sober-minded, reasonable men to take stock in such insufferable rot. These pilgrim editors and speakers have placed too low an estimate upon the intelligence of our people. SUNSET CON DEAD. Samuel Sullivan Cox. one of the most widely known American politicians and authors, died at his home in New York last evening. Mr. Cox was born in Ohio in 1824 and graduated at Brown universi- ty. He was a member of congress from Ohio and has represented a New York district in that body for several years past. He was the author of several pop- ular works, among the first being \Why we Laugh,\and the latest \The Diversions of a Diplomat in Turkey.\ He possessed an easy, graceful style of writing and the happy faculty of weaving accident and in- cident, romance and fact into a harmoni- ous interesting whole. As a speaker he was logical as well as witty and always commanded the attention of his auditors. .k4 a statesman be lost nothing by com- parison with the foremost of the coun- try. Montana, North and South Dakota and Washington owe more to Mr. Cox for their near entrance into the Union than to any other man in or out of congress. His ef- forts in behalf of these territories were crowned with success and his last words indicate the depth of his interest in their welfare. His work for them was not fin- ished, but he has built a monument to his memory in the hearts of their people as imperishable as the everlasting hills. TUE FATE OF BOLTERS. In 1871 William H. Claggett was elect- ed delegate to congress through dissen- in the democratic party. The same year a few democrats bolted the nominations of the Lewis and Clarke county demo- cratic convention; joined the republicans, accepted places upon their ticket and de- feated a portion of the democratic ticket. Where have the bolters been since and where are they now? As soon as they bad been squeezed for all they were worth by their republican comrades and the terms of their offices expired, they were kicked out of the republican party and disowned by the democrats—left without a political borne. Like all trai- tors to their cause, they were distrusted by their new found allies and by old-time political friends. Neither party placed confidence in them and both damned them tor their treach- ery. For years they hung on the tail of the democratic party, picking up a crumb here and a crumb there and enjoying an occasional sop thrown out to them by the generous leaders of the procession. The rank and file of the party would have no political companionship with them, and today they are out of the country or lost in the shuffle for office. Such is the fate of bolters or traitors to their party. They may flourish for a season like -a green bay tree, but in the end they are consigned to disgrace and oblivion. Benedict Arnold was received by the nobility of England for a brief Beason, then discarded and finally sank out of public notice, dying unwept, un- elector honored and unsung. COL. WHEELER'S CARD. Col. W. F. Wheeler, ex -United States marshal, comes out with a card in the Helena Journal in which he takes excep- tions to some remarks made by the Riven PRF.SS concerning the part he took in the wood . .seizures in Montana when Carl Schurz was secretary of the interior. The colonel is a very estimable gentleman and we are satisfied he did nothing as an of- ficer which he was not compelled to do under his instructions. The RIVER PRESS has no fault to find with the kind-hearted colonel, but it did find fault with a republican administration for— using the language of the republican platform --\visiting upon our citizens an odious system of espionage and reviving a perverted construction of an obsolete law to harass them with causeless prosecu- tions.\ We have for years charged the republi- can party with enforcing this \obsolete law\ in Montana, and time again referred to particslar iissrieess in which Schurz spies and u osrassed our citizens with \causeless prosecutions,\ but Col. Wheeler is the first republican who has penned a word in a Montana republican newspaper admitting what the democratic press of the territory have insisted was true. It was under a republican admin- istration. and by order of a republican secretary of the interior that the first timber seizures were made in Montana, and the first, timber suits commenced. These facts being admitted by a gentle- man so well informed and of such high political standing as Col. Wheeler, further argument is unnecessary to prove them. As we have stated the RIVER PRESS did not charge Col. Wheeler with acting out- side his instructions, but what it said it is prepared to prove. Wood—cord wood -- was seized in Helena and tied up at the cost of the owners. It was seized all over the territory and stumpage was demand- ed by the govern nient and paid by the cutters. We know of instances where a timber agent went into the back yards of citizens of Helena, measured their wood and forbade them to remove a stick until the question of ownership was settled. Mr. Beverage of that city possibly may in- form the doubting or forgetful colonel of some facts which will emphasize what we state. That plank in the republican platform above quoted look mighty silly when read in connection with Col. Wheeler's manly admission. It was put there, how- ever, to deceive strangers in the land. ABOUT LIES. The Helena Journal professes to have discovered six great big lies in the state democratic platform, and in a series of ar tides in which the writer attempts to show just where they come in her covers something over a dozen pages of that pa- per's valuable space. He denominates them as lie No. 1, lie No. 2, lie No. 3, etc., and conjugates the noun as a verb through all the moods and tenses with the democratic party as the substantive to prove to a skeptical world that demo- crats are the boss liars of the world and that Eli Perkins, Ananias and the devil can't hold a candle to them. Life if too short and time too precious for the democratic press of Montana to pay attention to such republican flap - doodle. It has not made a vote for the republican ticket and will be forgotten by those who have punished themselves by reading the senseless screeds, long before election. But the people have noted and will not forget the six times six lies con- tained in the republican platform, drawn up by that exponent of political truths and disciple of latter day republicanism, Col. W. F. Sanders. We will note a few of them just for a change. That platform lies in saying the demo- cratic party is not worthy of the confi- deuce of the people. It lies in saying the democratic party has surrendered the rights of American citizens on land and sea to Great Britain. It lies in charging the democratic party with neglecting and refusing to encour- age our merchant marine. It lies when it says democrats have manifested hostility to the veterans of our wars. It lies in saying the party has sought to debase the workingmen of America. It lies in saying the democratic party has made citizenship a mockery. It lies in charging that the purposes of the democratic party are mischievous and It lies in saying the democratic party has exhibited a spirit of venomous ma- lignity toward the people of Montana. It lies in saying the democratic party has visited upon our people a system of espionage. It lies in saying the democratic party worked the utter demoralization of our postal service. It lies in saying the democratic party retarded inexcusably the survey of the public domain within our borders. It lies in charging the democratic party with placing the mining and grazing in- dustries in imminent peril. The platform is a tissue of lies from be- ginning to end. The writer of it knew he was inditing lies when he wrote it and there is not an honest republican in Mon- tana who will not acknowledge this fact - after the election. Tammany\ New Sachem. NEW YORK, September 11.—Abraham B. Tappen, of the 24th assembly district, was this afternoon elected a grand sachem of Tammany society in place of Sheriff Flack resigned. THE CONSTITUTION. But little has been said thus far by the territorial press concerning the constitu- tion of the state of Montana. Two or three republican newspapers, at one time, predicted the defeat of the constitution and intimated a willingness to aid in bringing about that end, but public sen- timent was so strong in favor of it they reluctantly withdrew their opposition and sullenly accepted the situation. There is no disguising the fact, however, that as the outlook for the republican state and legislative tickets is not of the most ro- seate hue, a secret, if not an open effort, will be made by the leaders of that party to defeat it. Definite action will be de- layed until after the registration books are closed and be counted, when if it be' found there is a shortage of republican voters a howl will doubtless be raised all along the line against the constitution. There is only one thing that will pre: vent republican leaders from pursuing this course, and that is the hope that a sufficient number of democratic precincts may be thrown out by republican can- vassing boards upon technical grounds to change the result. Tins hope may re- strain them from casting a heavy vote agaiest the constitution. The friends of the constitution may, however, bank up- on these facts. That the republicans are making a thorough canvass of the regis- tration books, They are doing more. They are noting every omission by demo- crats of the thousand and one little tech- nicalities which are found in the registra- tion law and Australian system of voting with the view of throwing out democratic precincts where those laws are not coin - plied with to the very letter. This is on the republican program. If it be foiled, after making the canvass and noting the omissions named, that the democratic state and legislative tickets will be elected, a heavy vote will be thrown against the constitu- tion as the basis of an argument before President Harrison to induce him to with- hold his proclamation declaring Montana a state in the Union. By these means the republican leaders hope to defeat the will of the people and again try conclu- sions with the democracy of the territory for party supremacy in another election for state and legislative offices. The scheme is a deep laid one. 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