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V ol. THE RIVER PRESS. Fort Benton, Montana, Wednesday, September 25, 1889. No. 48. TO DEMOCRATS. phi Line Democrat Asks a Few ques- tions and Makes an Appeal. Editor RivEI PRE,. I desire to say a few words to the dem- vre ey of Choteau county if you will kind- , g ive me a little space in your paper. 7ratic party of Choteau county has not *en as harmonious as it might have been. liVith a large majority at hand it has per- sitted several republican candidates to /talk away with offices which should have :we tilled by democrats, We all know liow this:came about. I shall not review .be causes which led to it. I simply state te feet. And now in this present cam- ;eign we see and I am sorry to record it _a disposition among a few to still sow •he seeds of discord and dissension in the Now I ask in all candor: Can we af- 'ord to do this? Can we as democrats ;tford to approach statehood with dissen- eons in our ranks? Are we not jeopar- !izing the success of the party by per- aitting their existence? Have we not ad all the bickerings over petty offices - hat we should have? Is it not time we -hould quit it and pull together as one ;an? These are questions that come •:ght home to every democrat. We all iesire the success of the democratic par - y yet we know as well as we know any- hing that no party can succeed without .aity of action. The loss of one man up - •a our ticket one year sometimes leads to -he loss of two men in the next election. :hese repeated losses finally demoralize a arty and the enemy capture it. These .re plain, cold, undeniable facts. Now let me briefly present the situa- en. We are on the eve of the most im- ortant election. from a party stand point, at has ever taken place in Montana. It politica! status for years to come will e fixed one week from next Tuesday. To ecceed we must work together. The -lightest divession of our strength in fay - of a single republican candidate will en - anger the whole ticket. Argument is - .ot needed to prove this. The success of .. .he state ticket may depend upon the ote of Choteau county. It may depend aon the vote of one of its precincts. Vho can Now in view of these facts I appeal to eery democrat to work for his whole eket and nothing but the ticket, and to Its the straight ticket without the orals- -Ion of a name. Do not scatter your arength. Throw all personal likes and lislikes to the wind. Put your personal grievances aside. Let them not come be- tween you and your duty as a democrat. Your vote should emphasize your devo- ;ion to the time-honored principles of the lemocratic party. By voting for a single candidate upon the republican ticket you stultify yourself and give aid and com- fort tathe enemy. Let us draw the line at this; act together, vote as one man, for a union and union alone is there erength. DEMOCRAT. Fort Benton, September 20, 1889. SMITH AT CHOTEAG:. \Sheep Herder\ Gives an Interview With the Republican Senatorial Aspiran t -- Smith Still Full of Promises. [The ItivER PRESS has received the fol- . 0 wing communication with the request *4 \put it into your paper jest as I tell it you without eny domed hifalutin fix - .al.” Therefore we publish it verbatim eliteratim.—ED1 CHOTEAU, M. Ty., Sept. 16. To THE EDITER.—I am writing to you '-oknow what W. G. Smith is running for. 1 9 it Senator at Washington or at Helena. i gess it is Washington. He speaks that 4 g. He was up at Chotou the other lay and he was in Jimmy Gibson's saloon 'ad he said to me hold on when I was . 'iasing the door. And he came out and :aye me two appels which was good ap- Pala hut not as good as a drink or a segar )U he acts as if he was running for Sun - School sopertenant in stead of sena- And when he came out I says howdy 441 ltle says howdy and I askt him how 4 any registered at Benton and he says Pretty dry wether aint it. And I said yes t du z make a feller dry and he gave me louther appel. And I askt him did you ear of eny railroad news and he said no 41(1 . I said I here theyre going to build a ;P%Isian town down below here where .1 : 1 . e Galt road cruses the Teton and he 44 all you do is just elect me and Power 43 d we'll fix it and I said how and he said 4 a . Would vote agenst a rite of way for a '7 4.11 raad and Mr Power would veto it if ' b ey didot come to Choto and bild round r uaes and engine factories. I herd but (lun e° i f 11.8 true that he told Julep 44 r(I at ,„„er n. poyer that if that Manitoba ri iiruad hilt weet from Asinboin it would have to promise to by Burds Birch creek cole or he wouldnt vote for the rite of way. A rancher on the Teton come up here and said Smith promised that the R R would pay 150 dollars for evry cat that got kiled on the track and the ranch- er said he sowed cockleburs on the range JOURNALISTIC HARI KARI. A Bright Youn g Journalist Commits an Un- pardonable Blunder and Calmly Awaits Death. FACTS AND FIGURES. county will be permitted to suffer at his hands. Mr. Taylor's name should go in - Toole Giv a Few Which Laboring Men to the ballot box with an X marked op - Should Consider. The following clipped from the lion. J. K. Toole's speech at Glendive abounds in food for profitable thought and deserves nere his house to keep sheep of his range. blunders. Not a few renowned charac- the territory who will see that he \gets ., more than the passing notice generally ks will not be directed to any He said that he would fix it so that a man ters can thank the waste basket . for do - there\ in good shape. ? f ly remarks lug them a great service at critical pen- e bestowed upon campaign literature: 40 in particular but to the members of could run a still in the nits nere the Brit- ode of their lives. It is related of Napol- J. R. Russell is also a resident of Butte. i In the course of his speech Mr. Toole ! le o party in general, and I wish them to ish line and raise whisky and not be afrade eon that he once had a quarrel with his He was educated for the ministry and at • said that. \The sudden acquisition of *received in the same candid spirit in of C S. Yours truly father-in-law, the emperor of Austria. one time tilled the pulpit of the Presby- wealth in the United States is one of the While in a tit of violent anger he wrote a SHEEP HERDER. terian church at Butte and Deer Lodge. ehich they are written. I utter no corn ' scathing article, expressive of his views, dangers of plaints but leave it to the reader to judge THE POWER SCANDAL. and sent it to Editor Etienne, ordering During the past three or four years he ehether cause for complaint exists. I him to publish it the fellowing day. It has been superintendent of the Butte shall simply state facts which are known what Mr. Toole Has to Say About the 20,000 did not appear, and boiling with rage the common schools and still holds that ; posi- ; 0 every well posted man in the county. world's greatest general sent a ineesage to Pamphlets. WM. Mr. Russell is eminently qualified I the editor with the iintortnation that he During the past few years the demo- _______ . - would be sabered if the article was not for the office to which he is nominated. The Hon. Joseph K. Toole disposed of published the next day. Again it was Judge Stephen DeWolfe is one of the his opponent and the republican talk of omitted, and Etienne was ordered brought soundest lawyers and jurists in the tern - campaign scandal to come in a very neat before the emperor, dead or alive. The way in his speech at Glendive. He said. j \I have spoken in the kindest terms of 1 Mr. Power on all occasions. and aet it is a trifle surprising that the republican pa- pers insist upon us saying unpleasant things against our wishes. The Inter Mountain on Monday evening charged that the state central committee were publishing a large number of pamphlets making unkind revelations concerning Mr. Power. I want to assure you and ; the public that nothing of the kind has been done or will be done. Our republi- can friends should calm their fears. ' They are too sensitive on this subject. ! A party that is troubled with such a nightmare and afraid to wake up in the morning for fear that during its midnight vigils some unsavory disclosures will be made, can be housed in no solid home of truth. If Mr. Power knows of any reason why he is unfit to be governor he ought to stand up and say so. I cannot be driven into saying an unpleasant thing about him. The pamphlets which so alarmed the inter Mountain were 20,000 copies of the constitution of the state of Montana. They are as harmless as the breath of a rose.\ Those Mythical Pamphlets. It is the opinion of the Butte Inter Mountain that, if the Standard desires to stand well with the people, \it will con- tinue to kick about that anonymous pam- phlet.\ This newspaper needs no press- ing invitation to do it. -Putting all other business aside, it proposes to stay with that subject until the Inter Mountain sustains its assault on members of the democratic central committee or makes the amends due to respectable citizens. i The campaign will have to be strictly per- sonal until the whole matter is Squared. This trouble started with paragraphs of scurrility in which the Inter Mountain linked the name of Marcus Daly, Silven Hughes, Judge Stapleton and others with a plot to darken the name of Mr. Power by the circulation of an anonymous pam- phlet. The motives, methods and pur- pose of members of the committee were assailed in phrases which only journalis- tic thugs are skilled in handling. These gentlemen are resolved that they will not longer endure the insults of the Butte re- publican press. They do not expect the courtesy uniformly accorded by decent journalism, but they will not tolerate the vulgar drivel which the Inter Mountain puts in columns of personal insult and they will know how to defend themselves. The Standard again asserts that the pamphlet described by the Inter Moun- tain was never printed and that it was never prepared or thought of by any mem- ber of the central committee. The Inter Mountain prints a lie outright when it says that, by authorized dispatch or oth- erwise, it was warned of the existence of the alleged pamphlet. It has no reputa- ble authority for any part of the mali- cious story it started, and it cannot pro- duce evidence to sustain what it has im- plied regarding the existence of the pam- phlet or what it has said regarding the same. We entertain not the slightest doubt that the whole istory was invented in the office of the Inter Mountain. Its coward- ly purpose was to find a way whereby it might hope to insult Mr. Daly and an op- portunity t o injure Mr. Power, by hinting at an assault which no democratic news- paper in Montana could be tempted to bring. A newspaper that wags its ma- licious tongue in unbridled abuse of de- cent men will betray a favorite even when it fawns on him. We are satisfied that the community in which the Standard and Inter Mountain find their field will know how to make choice between Mr. Daly and his associ ates on one side, and a babbling news- paper on the other. These gentlemen know the details of the canvass, and they assert there is absolutely no founda- tion for the insinuations of the Inter Mountain. With full knowledge of all the facts in the case the Standard de- clares that there is no truth whatever in the tales which the Inter Mountain is seeking to circulate to the discredit of Mr. Power. That gentleman's character / needs Lao defense. and his record, if un- 1 warantably assailed, will find no sturdier , defense than these columns will furnish. But the Butte Inter Mountain must back its knavish insinuations with the facts.—Anaconda Standard. Editorial discretion has often stood be- tween great men and their unpardonable distinguistied journalist, pale as death, but calm and resolute, entered the pros ence of his chief, and folding his arms awaited his fate. Napoleon paced the • room excitedly for a few minutes, and then seizing the editor by the shcalder he • shooe him violently and exclaimed: \I thank you, sir!\ He hastily left the room, and that was the last Etienne ever heard of the affair. It seems that the em- peror had thought the matter over and it occurred to him that tne editor had dis- covered that the article was an irrepara- ble blunder and had bravely disobeyed orders, to avert the consequences of ill- considered rage. There are times in the history of all editors when the rejection of manuscript requires almost as much nerve as that displayed by the French journalist, but alas there are too many great men who cannot fathom the wis- dom of the tripod as readily as the martyr of St. lielena.—Lemuel Quigg, Esq., in Russell B. Harrison's Daily Hele- na Journal. It is evident from the above that Mr. R. B. Harrison's imported young editor has suppressed one of the son -of -his fath- er's political editorials and is now calmly awaiting death. • The martyr of St. Hele- na and the martyr of Helena, Montana, are two widely different - natures. When the distinguished journalist, Lemuel Quigg, pale as death, and with his arms folded enters the presence of his imperial master, Russell B., and awaits his fate, his excited chief will \fetch the young man a swipe across the head with a stuff- ed chili\ and scatter his brains areund the room without doing any perceptable damage to the fancy wall paper or elegant furniture. Mr. Lemuel Quigg must have known that Russell B. Harrison is not built after the Napoleonic style of archn• tecture. Then why did he court dea`Lh? When Russell B. reaches Helena and 'the tragedy occurs the RIVER PRESS' special correspondent will give seven columns of particulars followed by a biography of each of the distinguished gentlemen, with the usual requiescat in pace attach- ed to that of the late lamented Lemuel. THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES. The political party is indeed fortunate that can present a !ong list of candidates to the people for their suffrages against any one of whom nothing can truthfully be urged. The democratic party of the territory and of Choteau connty, however, present just such candidates. From mem- ber of congress to the most unimportant office every candidate possesses the re - spect and confidence of his neighbors and his community and every one is fully qualified to perform the duties which the nature of his office requires of him. Near- ly all of them are old time residents of the territory and many of them have ac- ceptably served the people in positions of honor or trust. Martin Maginnis needs no introduction to the people of Montana. His name is a household word throughout the length and breadth of the territory and his twelve years' distinguished services as delegate to congress are his credentials to their continued favor. J. K. Toole has proven a most useful servant of the people in the national leg- islature, as his four years labor in that body abundantly testify. The people of Montana are indebted to him more than to any other one man for their nearness to statehood and to the blessings which it will bring to them. J. II. Conrad is a gentleman of fine bus- iness qualifications. He is largely inter- ested in mining, banking, merchandising and stock growing in eastern Montana with whose interests he is intimately identified. He will make an excellent presiding officer of the senate. His home is at Billings. Joseph A. Browne is a resident of Dar- ling, Beaverhead county, where he is largely interested in farming and stock growing. He has represented that coun- ty several terms in the legislative assem- bly and is one of the most popular men in southern Montana. He is one of the pio- neers of the territory. Jerry Collins represents northern Mon- tana on the ticket. Mr. Collins is well and favorably known throughout the ter- ritory as a succeseful newspaper man, a business he has followed since he first came to Montana. He was a member of the last territorial council. He lives at Great Falls. T. D. Fitzgerald is a resident of Ana- conda where he holds the office of police magistrate. He is a leading member of thr' K. of L. of that city, a fine speaker and an earnest worker in the cause of la- boring men. ' W. Y. Pemberton resides at Butte. He is an excellent lawyer and a very popular speaker. \Pem as he is familiarly call- ed, has an army of friends throughout tory and is peculiarly fitted by legal train - jug and experience for the office for which he is named. Judge DeWolfe has repeatedly represented Silver Bow county in the territorial legislature and earned a reputation as a law maker second to none in the west. His home is at Butte. W. A. Bickford resides at Missoula. He is a lawyer of extensive experience and extremely popular with members of ; the bar. He was a member of the legis- lative council last winter and a leading • member of the last eoestit u tiona I con yen- ; tion. F. K. Armstrong is a practicing lawyer of Bozeman, with wide experience in his profession and deservedly popular with all classes. He has represented Gallatin county in the territorial legislature and was speaker of the house during one ses- sion of that body. Mr. Armstrong is abundantly qualified for the office for which he is nominated. G. F. Cope is a resident of Madison county where he is extensively engaged in mining and stock raising. Many years ago he was editor and proprietor of a Vir- ginia City newspaper and earned an envia- ble reputation as a pleasing writer and successful business manager. J. B. Leslie lives at Great Falls where he is engaged in an extensive law prac- tice. He possesses a fine legal mind and is otherwise eminently qualified for judge of the Eighth judicial district. The counties of Choteau, Cascade and Fergus comprise this district. The electors of Choteau county can make no mistake in voting for these men. Mark an X opposite the names of each and thus honor -yourselves while adding to the majority that will be cast for the entire ticket. How They Will Be. Taylor H eron Brown E Roger S B U cksen Bake R Steel E Ed Ward Dunne Ham I lton Tette N Fi N nigan Jon E s McInty R e S olomon With Todd and Dodd heading the pro- oession. A Case of Big Head. The man who uses his thumbs to wear out the arm holes of his vest may be a benefit to his tailor, and . he may be great in his own estimation, but he isn't big enough to represent Montana in congress. Such a man is Thomas Henry Carter. Modesty is always associated with great- ness. From the character of his speeches and His favorite platform attitude upon discussing Candidate Carter, Thomas has certainly a very bad case of the big head which will result fatally on October 1.— Butte Miner. Mr. Talent Resigns. The Hon. Patrick Talent, Butte's post- master, will to day forward his resigna- tion to the president. Mr. Talent says that the government schedule of salaries for assistants is on such a niggardly :basis that in this country it will not cornmad efficient men. That to secure them he has had to constantly draw on his own funds and he is tired of it. Besides the life of a postmaster is not one continuous round of pleasure in a town where the mails are as heavy as they are here in Butte. Mr. Talent has made a very ef- ficient postmaster and his retirement to the shades or private life will be a source of regret to many. It is thought Mr. W. C. Batchelor will be his successor.—Butte Miner. Mr. Luce of Salt Lake Gets His Money. As was stated in the Salt Lake Tribune Henry Luce, the proprietor of the Mint saloon, was the lucky holder of one -twen- tieth part of ticket No. 58,607 in the Lou- isiana State Lottery which drew the sec- ond capital prize of $100,000 at the last drawing.—Salt Lake (Utah) Tribune, August 15. The River Press. Subscribe now for the WEEKLY RIVER PRESS. Send it to \the old folks at home.\ supreme contempt for the individual who panders to the prejudices of the poor by abusing the rich. But every Man who can` see and read must observe the encroachment of the money power on the rights of the individual. The issue between plutocra- cy and the people sooner or later must be on trial., The rate at which fortunes are made is simply appalling. Aladdin's lamp is dismissed and mutate Cristo be- comes commonplace when compared to our modern magicians of finance and trade. We hear of homes costing $3,000,- 1000 and A SINGLE BREAKFAST $5,C00. I lhese things fall strangely on the ears of I the millions who live in a hut and dine on a crust. When darkness settled over Egypt and she lost her place among the nations of the earth three per cent, of her population owned ninety-seven per cent of her wealth, and her people starved the times. I have to death. When Babylon fell two per i cent of her population owned all of her wealth and the people starved to death. When Persia bowed her head one, per cent of her population owned all of her lands and the people starved to death. When the sun of despair set upon Rome eighteen hundred men owned all the then known world. \For thirty years the United States has followed rapidly in the train of these old nations. In 1850 the capitalists of this country owned thirty-seven per cent. of the nation's wealth. In 1870 only twenty years later they owned seventy per cent. of our wealth, having nearly doubled their accumulations in that short time. This ratio has been more than kept up since 1870, and the capitalist probably now holds more than eighty per cent of the wealth of this country. This vast sum is probably owned and con trolled by .leee than ten per cent, of our populatior:Dam e \ c iis small per cent. is using its .1 power in very depart- ment of business and government to make the rich richer and the poor poorer. WHAT IS TO BE BONE? The world knows that a man less than ten years from poverty has an income of $20,000,000 and his two associates nearly as much, and it all comes from control and arbitrary pricing an article of uni- versal use. The syndicate the trust and the combination which make these things possible are the childen of the republican party. They have been fostered and en- couraged until they are about to swallow up the people and defy the government. The democratic party is opposed to this consolidation of capital, and it stands pledged to furnish a remedy. Let organiz- ed intelligent labor be no longer deluded with the idea that a condition of things which makes it possible to amass THESE COLOSSAL FORTUNES in a day or year can possibly be reconcil- ed with any reasonable theory for the amelioration of the grievances of the working classes. Under the present sys- tem of voting (the Australian) which, in the main, I heartily endorse, the power to be felt and heard is in the hands of the voters unrestrained. The legislative as- seinbly will doubtless provide for a bu- reau of labor and statistics. It is the on- ly method by which authentic informa tion for the protection of the working classes can be gathered and preserved. At its head there ought to be the best and most intelligent representative of labor in the state.\ DEMOCRATIC COUNTY TICKET. The candidates upon the democratic ticket of Choteau county are by no means strangers to its people. Many of them are among its oldest residents, while all have been thrown more or less in contact with the voters of the county in the pursuit of their several avocations. Joseph A. Baker has been in business in Fort Benton since he attained his ma- jority. His ability is unquestioned and his integrity above reproach. His inter- ests lie in the direct line of those of the county and its taxpayers, hence it is fair to assume that in every instance he would favor such legislation as would advance the prosperity of all. Mr. Baker is a very safe man to send to the capital as senator from Choteau county. An X op- posite his name should accompany every ballot cast within the limits of the coun- ty next Tuesday. Jesse F. Taylor is one of the leading stockgrowers of the county. He is a man of wide experience in legislative af- fairs, having served the county in the house two or three terms, and being thor- oughly acquainted with its resources and its wants and withal vigilant in the per formance of his duties no interest of the posite to it. Amzi Dodd, Jr., is a ra in of fine busi- ness attainments. Havi 1g proved faith- ful to large trusts confided to his care is an assurance he will acceptably discharge the responsibilities of any position to which the people of Choteau county may elect him. As a legislator Mr. Dodd will fully sustain the reputation he has earn- ed as an intelligent, active, earnest, aon- scientious gentleman. No mistake can be made in placing an x after the name of Ainzi Dodd, Jr. In selecting Samuel J. Heron as its candidate for sheriff the convention nomi- nated a man peculiarly qualified for the position. Young, vigorous,, induetrious intelligent end courageous he will make a model officer. No guilty man will escape the clutches of the law in Choteau coun- ty if Sam Heron strikes his trail and he will come as near striking it as any other man in the territory. An X should fol- low his name. The funds of Choteau county can be placed in no better hands than those of David G. Browne. He is an excellent penman, a 'correct accountant and thor- oughly versed in the duties of the office. In feet he possesses all the at ributes of a good officer. An X would be properly placed opposite the name of David G Browne. Everyone knows that Al. Rogers has made a model county clerk and recorder. No fault can be found with him. Strict- ly attentive to business, courteous and accommodating he discharges the duties of his office to the satisfaction of every one who has business with him. An X will follow the name of A. E. Rogers on a large majority of the ballots cast at Tuesday's election. There are but few men who are quali- fied to fill the office of assessor. Th e in- cumbent should be thoroughly conver sant with the value of all kinds of prop- erty and should know where to find it. Mr. A. B. Hamilton's extensive knowl- edge of the county, his wide exponent* gained by a long residence in it, his inti- mate acquaintance with property valua- tions and his excellent judgment shown in placing them are recommendations for the office possessed by few. The name of A. B. Hamilton should have a healthy X placed after it next Tuesday. John W. Tattan has been a faith:Le servant of the people of Choteau county. The democratic convention, recognizing this fact, and his eminent ability as a lawyer, unanimously nominated him as its candidate for county attorney. The nomination was worthily bestowed and will be endorsed by the people next Tues- day by an overwhelming majority. T. J. Todd is a well known business man of Fort Benton. He is a rapid pen- man, an excellent uccountant and metho- dical in his work, and being withal a very courteous pleasant gentleman he will make a model district clerk. The people of Choteau county are very fortunate in securing the services of Mr. Todd in the I office and will express their gratification in a substantial manner at the ballot box next Tuesday. X his name. It is not often that the services of a public administrator are needed by the people of a county, but when they are needed by a county, but when they are form them to the best interests of all par- ties concerned. Such a man is F. W. Bucksen. The convention thought so and the people think so; and will show it next Tuesday. The voter can conscien- tiously place an X after the name of F. W. Bucksen. Miss Mary E. Finnigan has so accepta- bly discharged the duties of superinten- dent of common schools that she will have no opposition at the polls next Tue-- day. This is the highest compliment that could be paid to the lady as an officer. Moses Solomon will not neglect the du- ties of coroner. The responsibilities of the office are by no means insignificant, much often depending upon the incum- bent in the work of ferreting out crime. Mr. Solomon is a wide-awake, intelligent gentleman and will make an acceptable coroner. Vote for him. Charles McIntyre will have a walk over for surveyor, no candidate appearing against him. The office of commissioner is the most important one in the county as far as the interests of tax payers is concerned. They are really the custodians of the funds of a county and upon an economical admin- istration of its affairs the treasury oal- minces are determined. Hence it will be seen that none but careful, prudent, in- telligent business men should be entrust- ed with the duties of the office. Such men are found in the persons of Ed- ward Dunne, W. D. Jones and R. M. Steele, the democratic candidates for county commissioners. They are worthy of the support of every tax payer in Cho- teru counts. Vote for them. The Montana Stockman. Subscribe for this • aluable monthly Price, e1.50 per annum.

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