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MAY I NOT
* * * remark that, although
it may seem anomalous, the Boston
team would really be more gentle if it
were more Ruthless?
Packey McFarland's Toughest Battle
Today is the anniversary of Pat
rick McFarland's fight with Ray
Bronson which Packey describes as
his toughest in the following words:
"Ray Bronson of Indianapolis
gave me the toughest fight I ever
had. I have fought men 1 consider
his superior, but none of them hand
ed me a punch like he did.
"Bronson and I boxed in New Or
leans, Sept. 10, 1909, and a pivot
blow to my jaw in the first round
paved the way for the toughest ring
engagement I ever took part in.
"Every ounce of Bronson's 'kick'
went into that smash and evbry star
in the milky way performed flip
flops before my eyes as I slid to the
mat for the first time in my career.
"What happened in the next 12
rounds I don't know, for my brain
was full of cobwebs and fog. At the
end, the verdict was well received,
but I was the most surplised person
in the house at the fact that Bronson
failed to win with a knockotit.
"Never have 1 stopped so hard a
punch. Ray must have realized the
power behind that blow, but he fail
ed to follow his advantage for some
reason, and I was content to stall,
hoping my head would clear. Not
until the 13th round did I regain my
"I realized as the rounds passed
that I was boxing about 40 per cent
below my real ability, but I contin
ued to step around none the worse
for the blow-so I read in the papers
the next day- and Bronson's failure
to step and knock me out was, I be
lieve, due to his belief that I was
"When we started I was confident
of outpointing Bronson, although
anticipating a hard battle. Early' in
the first round we clinchedb and
Bronson shoved me away, thein whirl
ed and sloughed me with the pivot,
spilling me for the four-'count.
"For the next eight rounds the
honors were Bropson's. He carried
the fight to qipaibut seemed afraid to
mix at close range. The pace was
fast, but instead of growing weaker
I gained strength as the rounds
passed, wheras Bronson displayed
.symptoms of weakening.
"After the sixteenth, the going was
a lot easier for me, and in the sev
enteenth, realizing that Bronson had
shot his bolt, I started to ov,.rome
the lead he had piled up.
"I must have punched him about
35 times a minute for the rest of
the way, mixing jabs, uppercuts,
swings and hooks until it seemed a
shame to continue. Tile twentieth
found Bronson hanging on for dearl
life. I pushed him away several
times, always following with a punch,
but not having enough behind it to
knock him out.
"I was tired, too, and glad when
the twentieth round ended, and well
satisfied when Referee Wallace
Wood lifted our hands in token of a!
draw. And from the way the crowd';
whooped, i guess the spectators!
were satisfied also."
McFarland, who retired from box
ing four years ago, has been vaca
tioning recently with Mrs. Packey in
Canada and California.
The ('lass in Sportography.
It is a strange fact that since ints
have become upholstered fights have
grown shorter. The longest fight on
record is a raw fister going one
point beyond the present alcoholic
limit. In 1825 in Cheshire, England.
Jack Jones served Patsy Tunney 275
rounds, but Patsy went out when he
raised it to 276.
What are the Yale-Harvard foot
ball percentages from 1900 to 19161
-the last game?
I'll tell the world tomorrow.
LARl E KNOCKED OUT.
Oakland, Cal., Sept. 10.-William
(Bill) Larue of San Francisco, con
queror of Willie Meehan, was
knocked out in the second round of
a scheduled four-round bout by Carl
Morris of Oklahoma here yesterday.
THE GALLANT Di).
"I would like to know how to re
duce the size of my legs." writes
Miss R. A. I. to the health depart
ment of a Chicago daily. "My legs
measure 141/2 inches around the
heaviest part of the calf. I weight
126, and am otherwise slim."
To which the gallant Dr. makes
reply, thusly: "The calf of the leg
measures 14% in the ideal woman.
Wear vertical stripes if you wish to
camouflage your perfect calves."
BULLETIN SOLD AT
EXCHANGE SOFT DRINK
Hannas Suhr, Prop.
101 South Main Street
1 HELENA, MONTANA
SAY YOU SAW IT IN BULLETIN.
Leaves Anaconda every evening
on arrival of train from Butte at
6 p. m., arriving at Philipsburg
at 7:30 p. m. W. BELLM, Prop.
SAY YOU SAW IT IN BULLETIN.
When in Great Falls visit the Rex
E]pecally caters to the working class
15 Third St. South
y &'r First National Bank
STIANINC OF THE CLUBS
Won. Lost. Pet.
Cincinnati ............... 87 39 .690
New York i............... 76 46 .623
Chicago ......... ..... 65 57 .532
Pittsburg .............. 62 62 .500
Brooklyn ................ 59 62 .488
Boston .................... 50 71 .413
St. Louis............... ..45 75 .375
Philadelphia ............4 76 .367
Won. Lost. Pet.
Chicago ................. .. 80 44 .645
Cleveland ............. 72 52 .581
Detroit ..... ............. 70 53 .569
New York ............. 66 54 .550
St. Louis ..............64 59 .520
Boston ................ ..60 62 .492
W. shington ................ 47 78 .376
Philadelphia ............. 33 90 .268
Won. Lost. Pet.
St. Paul ................. 82 50 .621
Louisville ............. 74 59 .556
Kansas City............... 70 56 .556
Indianapolis .............. 72 58 .554
Columbus ............... 64 66 .492
Minneapolis ................ 61 71 .462
Toledo ....... ......... 50 80 .385
Milwaukee ........... 50 83 .376
Won. Lost. Pct.
Los Angeles .......... 91 62 .595
Vernon ................. 90 62 .592
Salt Lake.............. 78 65 .545
San Francisco ........... 74 77 .490
Sacramento ................ 71 74 .4.90
Oakland .............. 70 83 .458'
Portland .............. 64 83 .435
Seattle ......--- ............ 58 90 .392
Yesterdayy s: -Results
Philadelphia, 2; Cincinnati, 1.
Broo-jlyn, 3; St. Louis, 4.
New York, 1--7; Chicago, 4--1.
B.oston, 3-1; Pittsburg, 6-6.
Chicago, 2; Washington, 0.
Detroit, 3; Philadelphia, 4.
Other games postponed.
St. Paul, 7; Toledo, 0.
Minneapolis, 2; Indianapolis, 3.
Kansas City, 9; Louisville, 6.
No others scheduled.
Seattle, 6--3; Sacramento, 10
Los Angeles, 4-4; Oakland. 5-1.
San Francisco, 4; Salt Lake, 6.
Portland-Vernon postponed; train
SStop War on Russia!
It Is War on Socialism!
(le'printcd Fr10om tlh' Britishl ILabor
Le (ader. )
Through years of horrible oppres
sion, under the vilest tyranny, the
Russian people have struggled for
their freedom. History records their
repeated efforts to throw off the
yoke of czardom, and it records their
The glowing chapters that tell of
the superb sacrifices of thousands of
Russia's noblest men and women to.
liberate their unhappy country from
the despotism under which it groaned
will ever be an inspiration to social
ists of all countries.
The fearful story of the 1905 revo
lution and the ruthless campaign of
suppression that for a time stamped
it out in blood will remain one of the
foulest blots on the foul pages of
Thousands of men and women
were driven into the cold wastes of
Siberia to drag their lives to an end
in filth and in torture - removed
from the world of men and women.
Thousands were flung into loathe
some prisons of the old Russia, and
thousands were executed.
Young women and young men sus
pected of sympathy with the revolu
tionary movement were torn from
their circles and banished without
trial. It was the work of the secret
police and of the agent provocateur,
and it was work which made Russia,
a word of contempt upon the lips of
free men everywhere.
While all this was happening in
Russia, our governing classes were
in cordial relationship with the czar
and the governing classes of the
country. The government of Britain
did not publish white papers on the
atrocities of czardom. It did not send
an expedition to unseat that gov
ernment. It did not give financial
and material aid to the movement
Shall We Now Consent to Murder
The 1905 revolution was sup
I pressed, but the spirit of liberty in
Russia. was not crushed. It was
fired to new resolve, to greater zeal,
by these excesses, and when the cap
italists plunged the world in war they
created the conditions which made
a successful revolution possible. In
march, 1917, the political revolution
dethroned the czar. But in Novem
ber to the political revolution was
added an economic revolution which
shook the foundation of world cap
Fear possessed the capitalists.
They saw in the triumph of social
ism in Russia, the defeat of capital
ism elsewhere. They dared not per
mit the success of the socialist ex
The capitalists must at all cost
prevent the success of the economic
revolution in Russia.
Therefore, they make war upon
it, without declaring war. They sup
port with munitions, tanks, poison
gas, and the equipment of war the
counter-revolutionists who desire t(
overthrow the revolution and restor(
DOCTORS JOIN IN FIlHT
A AINST FLU RETUI N
(By United Press.)
Cincinnati, O.. Sept. 10.--That in
fluenza is coming back is the opinion
of scientists who have pledged sup
port to Dr. O. P. Geier, of Cincinnati,
in his fight for a congressional ap
propriation of $5,.000.000 for the
study of the causes and means bf pre
vention of influenza.
The mneasure is fathered by the
preventive medicine section of the
American Medical association and
3 the fight for it is being led in con
2 gress by Senator Warren G. Harding
0 and Iepresentative Simeon Fe:s.
8 both of Ohio.
3 Nulnerous healthl authorities and
5 organizations have endorsed it in let
7 ters received by Dr. Geier.
"We will have a recurrence of in
fluenza this fall," writes D)r. A. R.
Lewis, commissioner of health of the
5 state of Oklahoma.
1 "That influenza will come back is
a sure thing, and what we want tc
0 know is how to guard against it and
0 quickly cure it when once it has
2 taken hold," says A. N. I)nbois, pub
6 lic health expert of Alabama.
8 The Life Extension Institute of
New York, of which William H. Taft
is board chairman, is backing the
fight for $5,000,000 anti-influenza
Dr. Eugene L. Fisk, director of the
6 institute, says: 'The fighting of this
4 epidemic disease is not a matter of
2 medical teratment, but prevention
along definite lines which we can
not follow, until we identify our en
6 emy and know where his iun6hine
gun nests are located." He adds that
until the cause of influenza is locat
ed the disease is as dangerous an
5nemy as were: the Germans.
*Dr. Geier also has enlisted in his
5 campaign a number of industrial or
0 anizidtions. Among these are the
Y08 ungstown Sheet and Tube coin
pany and the Erie, Pa., works of the
2 General Electric company. Dr. A. G.
Cranch, physician of the latter or
ganization, also has asked the North
western Pennsylvania Manufactur
ers' association to give its aid in the
The board of health of Erie, Pa.,
has endorsed the $5,000,000 fund
and has called on congress to ap
propriate the money.
The measure has been endorsed
also by Joseph W. Ellms, noted sani
tary engineer of Cleveland; Dr. Al
fred G. Burdick, managing editor
of the American Journal of Clinical
Medicine; Dr. John F. Anderson, di
rector of the Squibb laboratories,
Brunswick, N. J.; Dr. Chas. Scott
Miller, chief of the division of vital
statistics, Philadelphia. and by health
boards and medical associations in
scores of cities.
THE SOUL AND .THE HYPHEN.
0 A comma often makes a lot of dif
ference in a line; so does the spac
, ing. A poetess wrote: "My soul is
a lighthouse-keeper." The printer
il made it read: "My soul is a light
hnlo-lrnkenor." -Boston Transcril:t.
the old regime of autocratic tyranny.
The allies support Kolchak and
Denikin in this disgraceful work.
And Britain is among them-
Britain, with her traditions of lib
erty and free thought and democratic
But the British government can
not assist in the destruction of the
Russian people's revolution without
the silent consent of the workers of
Shall we thus betray' the workers
of Russia? Shall we be false to the
international spirit of labor? Shall
we permit this crime against an un
offending people when we have the
power to prevent it? The Russian
people want only peace. They do not
wish for war. The Russian govern
ment has made repeated efforts to
secure peace, and has offered large
concession to allied capitalism in re
turn foi peace.
The bolshevik government asks
only that it shall be left, unem
barassed by militarist attack from
other countries, to develop the re
sources of Russia, and create social
stability on the firm basis of a co
operative commonwealth untried yet
by any great nation.
If we permit the triumph of reac
tion by the aid of allied militarism
we shall fasten upon ourselves the
chains we forge for Russia.
If we help the Russian people to
be truly free, we shall win a great
victory in our own struggle for eco
Our cause is one with the cause of
the Russian worker.
His success is our success. His
failure is our failure.
WOMEN DOCTORS COME
FOR BIG CONFERENCE
(By United Press.)
New York, Sept. 10.-Seven of
Europe's most prominent womer
physicians are expected to arrive to
- day from Norway to attend the in
Y ternational conference of women phy
a sicians in New York, beginning
1 Sept. 17.
. The group includes Dr. Dagne3
- Bang and Regina Stang of Christi.
s ana, Norway. specialists in dematol
h ogy, pathology, and hygiene. Fron
Copenhagen Dr. Johanne Feilberg
Dr. Betty Agerholm and Dr. Estric
Hein will come. Dr. Gerda K. Ro
- manus and Dr. Alma Sundquist wil
come from Stockholm.
SASSEMBLY INDORSES KERRIGA?
s The Silver Bow Trades and Laboel
c assembly at its meeting last nigh
unanimously indorsed John Kerrigai
n for the position of market master
M-r. Kerrigan is a member of tin
n Pipefitters' union, and is at presenu
e engaged in acting as agent for
o number of Bitter Root valley farm
e ers at the city market.
Today We Celebrate
The Discoverer of the N ig;er.
Sept. 10 is a big birthday. of a big
man, of Mungo Park, dlicovoeror of
the River Niger. His hit llhday has
a bearing onl British '.l(ro,((1ctoratcs
in West Africa.
I Mungo Park, a relebral; d S"cottih I
adventurer, was born in 1 71. tie
twice attempted the discov,'ry vof tle
cause and outlet of then Niger. long
ia source of cOlnjecture L ilh geogra
phers. In the secondit ;:te'p1t- -his
second expedition-- -he lest his life
e by an attack on his 1tn; by tite lla
' tives. Other travelers. , illI(li(d mten.
J tollowed along the Iath hoe blazed.
but to Mungo Park we ow. tlhe first
g brave attempt. Tltihe tark C(lllitllnt
is still "mysterious Afri; ,. the land
of desire." Its riches are again to
i day the battle ground of frliousn agi
tation. The vast qullti(t of the
Kameroons, and of tihe c(oi(lies re
linquished by Gernany. has yet to
be settled betwt"tn :England atnd
e *France. MIungo P'ark gave' his life
to shed light upon . r'ica'.s mighty
s river of the west, tihe Niger, a river
c second only to the Nilie and the ('on
d go in international imt.ortance.(. Tihe
Senlormous network of ri\'vs on the
G- Guinea coast fortmis the delta of the
Niger. Mungo Park was t t first
If .tlr'oean to see tnd to (dscribe the
:i upper river. He says ill his "Trl'av
e els," "I beheld it glittering.: in tilhe
a morning sun as broadl as 1the ''hames
at Westminster. and flowing slowly
e to the eastward." \Whllen he returned
s to Afrida he sailed down the river
tf past Tjmbuktu. whoence issule even
n today the fierce Touaregs, to fall
t- upon French mnilitary olutosts, i
t- tribe dreaded by even the wihl Be
e douin of the dese'rt of Sahara.
It The Niger is a very gracious river
I- to nations bent up1(on "lhenteficienlt as
n similation." It is available for shal
low draught steamellrs to the far in-t
Is terior. It rises within 150 mtiltes of
-the sea in the mountalinous district
0 which mark out thlie noithllest ron
1- tiers of Sierra tI one anld Frelnchl
0 Guinea. It makes a vast curve' be
b. fore it finally enters the Gulf of
r- Guinea through a delta of immense
1- extent. It flows through British and
0- French territory. The natives call
.e the Niger Joliba, meaning Ithe great
river. Its birthplace has been
tracked--in a deep ravine 3.000 feet
d above the sea line--a tiny spring is
t sues from a imoss-covered 'ock,
forming a pool below. Th'bis i tihe'
d Niger! The rivulets and tributaries
- which flow into it., and ihel chain of
1- lakes through which it moves as it
t' makes it way to the sea, swell its
1l mighty current. At places the roar
- of its cataracts and ralpids can be
s, heard for miles. Successive explor
et ers have mapped out the Niger, but
11 to Mungo Park of Scotlandl are the
11 honors due of the first intlrepid f
III 0.'; ,
The littlh, of Lake Eric.
There is only one flag that has
never known defeat. It is Old Glory.
It shall never know defeatl
The United States fleet, under
Commnodore Perry, defeated and cap
tured the entire British fleet, under
Commander Barclay, on Sept. I0,
1812, in the famous battle of Lake
Erie, fought off Put-in-Bay. The
action comnmenced at 15 minutes be
fore 12, and ended about 3 p. in. The
loss of the British was 200; tile
Americans lost 27 killed and 91i
From the lips of great men at top
notch moments leap imemorial words.
Perry's message to General Harrison,
comnmander of the west, immnnediately
after the battle of Lake Erie: "We
have met the enemy and they are
ours." Our Jean Paul Jones' an
swer on the blood-smeaired deck of
his ship. in the face of the( enemy's
sh:out, "Surlrender! Damn your soul,
we've only just begun to fight." Far
ragut's tlhunderous command in the
mined Mobile Bay, "l)amn the tor
pedloes, go ahead!" Lawrence's cry
to his marines as he was dying on
the deck of his captured frigate, the
Chesapeake, "l)on't give up the
ship!" Dewey's calm order-so sure
of himself---"You may fire when you
are ready, Gridley." And Israel Put
lam's, "Trust in God, but keel) your
powder dry." The war of 1812 Ie
tween the United States and Great
Britain had its origin in a plot by
by Great Britain to dismember the
Union. The plot was discovered and
disclosed. John Henry, an Irish
American, exposed the conspiracy of
the British ministers and the gover
nor of Canada to sow discontent ill
New England, with a view to its se
cession and union with Canada.
There had i)(:nll impressnlent of
Americans ion the high seas while
sailing under their country's flag;
and orders in council affecting th)'
rights of inutrals. In ,1812, con
gress declared war against Britain,
and voted to raise an army of 30,
000 men. At once 50,000 voluin
teers sprang to tile flag. At the Bat
tie of Lake Erie Commodore Perry
had never seen a naval battle. Dui'
ing the battl hlie had to exchange
flag ships in the midst of the ac
tion. His personal bravery at this
critical juncture is portrayed in the
painting of Perry at the Battle of
Lake Erie, by W. P. Powell. It
hangs in the capitol at Washington.
Perry's victory aroused the greatest
enthusiasm in t he country, and
placed him ill the foremost ranks
of America's heroes. Today Old
Glory confronts a more deadly "en
emy" in action than guns-the craft
of nations. She should come off as
triumpllhantly as amidst the cannon.
SThe flag's never known defeat!
CHI[F N. J, LA O
: SELECTEDO AS OELEGATE
Chief N. .. l.arklio and Capt. J. P.
Martin were s.elected as delegate and
alternate, respectively, to attend the
I annual conv\ention of the State Fire
men's association at Dillon on Sept.
18 to 20, as representatives from
k the South Side fire department.
At their nteeting last night the
r South Side firemlien decided to cir
culate a petition in favor of the
n sewer district in their section. A
committee was ],appointed to circulate
e the paper.
a London.- Sale of surplus govern
nltent war stores lI. realized to date
SHow the Legislature
Betrayed the Farmers
N. S. ]),VIES IN NONIPATIS,\ N IEADER.
Farllmers in M1ontalna, for the see
end time within a year, have been t
openly cheated by the legislators of
that state. Their expressed wish,
voiced according to law of that state,
was ruthlessly overriden by the boss
controlled lawmakers and the lawful
objection to the rape of the primary
raised by the people was disregarded.
The special session of the legis
luture called by Governor Stewart
has passed into M1ontana history as
one of the miost reactionary of anyI
state in the Union. It venl sur- I
passed its record at the regular ses
sionl. "Nwhnll oppressive laws, dlemallltnd
ed by the 'coppelr barons of the statae,
were passed over every objection that
could hie raised by either thle farmers
Sor organized labor.
Besides this it refused to give the
peiople of the state anly opportunity v
for pass:iungon these mlieastur'es, which
t!hey hlad opposed in no uincertainI
Prlobablily tile olitdl:t play oif all
was the slaughter of thie priitmary law
whlich f';l"limers (of tlih state hadl worls -
ed months to save, and which they
adil resctited irl'o tile clucllhe of Ithe
old ganug only to h:,ave it snatched
away again with the connivantce of
tll(h legislatutre sitting in special ses
Not only did the farmers of the
state lose the primary throiugh the
action oif ithalt body, but the law
mnlaers refused absolutely any' relief
tIo droughlt-stric'kten farlmlers, t;manty of
whiont arie Ibeing forced to leave their i
The legislatulre was 'olvecined by
Go'verntor Stewart for the express
piitpose ostensibly. to legislate for
the financial relief of fartllers who
have been dried out for the third
sllccessive year. liitun!ing trllo to
copper company ftrim, however, it
has adjourned without pIassing a sini
gle mlealsure to aid the farnmelrs. It
obeyed the voice of its master by
the passage of a law increeasing the
.ulprcltlll clourt judges from tihree to
Ifive. and repealing the primary elec
The nlew closed pri)'mary law was
passed at tilhe dictation of the reac
L tionary bosses and was aimed direct
ly at the Nonpuarti'sant leaIgute ill a
franIatic effort to pretvelnt the league
fromlll caplturing tile lmachiniery of
biltth old political parties,as was done i
in North Dakota.
This law was passed because the
Sleague fal'lllers, to the nttu!beri of
neqarly 40,000 had signed referendumi
petitions postponing the special elec
ltion called by Goverlnor Stewart fort
Seplt. 2 to vote Ilpoil tite repeal ofi
the oldl primllary law to the general
election in 1920.
i,:very lRelief Mensure Willed by Law
Whipped by the referendum peti
ticns, and frightened Iby thile growth
of the league in Mlontana., the old
gangsters ruthlessly killed every
Sllmneasiurel for the relief of thle farmers
as fast as they were introduced.
SHlntior Blooth of o'allon county,
in opposing a. bill providing for a
staile bond issue of $5.,15.l0 ,10001 lo
pirovide loanls to fuinriiiers o li) rs seifd
and fed and lide th('Ier ov'"r :ill at
crop coullld be harvested, voiced the'
sentiment of the opposition whin; he
said Nonplartisan leagiue faIrntiers ait
a;ll agitators "should be drivcn o!l
of the state," aild the sti;:t' liei:t wais
also itmade that ''it would be a good
thinlg if the farmiers were ;tarred
out, as the state would be bett'er off
"orcilng the passlage of sI heit 1 in
'realsinlg the luembersl of ti!e sillt Iltr i
co r'i by two ieitb'ers, lial) rIlet clid
bTy Governor Ste'wart, wv.\il in. ftr '
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isuImmamEIIumim mumma magU WWWWHAN WREEE EE I EEInEEEmnmmnn uEUE nunUR U
plnr'los' of secut'inl a llajority oft i
that body to hold unconstitutional I
any progroessive legislation which
Illght be passed lby the next legisla-"
ture, which the copper crowd is inl
miortal fear will te domlllilated by the
Nollpartisans -and their fears are;
If anything more were needed to
insure Nonplart isan conltrol of lMonit
tania after the general electiorl9 ini
19120, the slpe:ial legislative session I
provided it in abundanc'e.
The reptresentative of a Butteo re
actionarl:y paplter stated when adjourni i
mniltit (i'ante I htil "the session hast
;rovided the Nono l rtisan leagueI
wvitih abundancne of alniutonit ion to'
swcop the state. The tpolitical tIosses
of the state, tas ait result of combined
fear and anlger', have choked legisla
tion downl the throats of the ptiople
that will causee widespread resent
,ient. Th'1ie utter failure to pass any
relief legislation mtakes the real pur=
Dose iof Gov'ernllor Stewartt in con
v'elilng tile specialt session lpinfully
plail -even to a sightless deaf mute.
it is the cors':estl piece of work I
have ever seenll--- -absolutely tlthungl
And,. inl n effort to prevent a r'ef
re1tlnldut vote on either tile Siup'eOll I
Scourtt or the closed primnary hills,
Iboth tcarried emergency clauises,
which, iunder the Montana law, ex
cludes thtiti front being referred.
Thuls the legislature niot only
failed to give the ftarmer:: relief, but
stole the liritmlry which lthe peoplle
adopted tby popular' vote in 1 12 iand
reftiused to permit the people to vote I
Only a little timore than a week te
fore, the organized farmers. aided by
organized labor inl the slate, hiad
filed petitions signed by 41)1,000 vot
I ers demanding that the special elee
tion on the prilmary ie lpostponed
fromll Septembner of thtis year until
Jus before the thoulght of knifing
the lprimary absolutely oc'culrred tot
the reaetionalies of t1he legislature,
Attolrney Gelneral Ford filed anll optli
ttion with Secretary of State Stewart
Iin whhich lie held that the filing of
the lpetitions disposed of the iprimary
Drolposition until thle next olection.
SiSecretatry Stewart iannotunced that. he
wotuld abitde by that rluling. This
sent the hoies of the old Lganiig glim
mering ats fai ll'as their previous ii'
Stiotn was concertnedi. and the nmore
drastic action followed atlmost iminoe
Aslket oni 1he floor of the hiouse
iwhat crlaeteod the itlemegelevncy ill coin
I nection with the two bills, i retc
tionary member saiiippd lack, "1o
i prevellt riots." which was the signal
for tittering on tthe floor and in the
D)istlress of Falrmi1ers iExcusce for
t Widv,tepread indignaltion hais been
ca tused,. not. only il league circles.
butt amilonlg many who r'ealize the
creisis the stale faces with aitd with
Sheld ifro'm tll farmersi' i who, after!
tithro successive cro'p failures. in
it iny illstanlo es will t e folrcect to
abandti ll ltheir f altls, at leaast tempo-i
t'rarily Ieentt people ve'ry genolr
a itlly tno011oll0e ( Overnor Stewart for
I usingi tlit! distress of thte fil'lel'rs as
nill excusei' to i'itll an e'xtra session,
i ani lhien standing pat with the colp
i c'l' rtowd in killing every tmieasureo
which wouild acecompllllish the liipurose
I ihe outlined in Iis call.
As it feint alit endeavoring to re
olive tie faltiers, Governoru Stewart
outlined a planli similar to the Ited
lCross drive for fundlts, to seelk dona
tions to be nletedl out. lo flarmllers by
This plan to make the farnners ob.
jects of charity was indignantly re
fn;ed by the league membeis. 'They
i refused to be classed as commonl beg
gars, asking only that the credit of
the state be used to provide funds for
legitimate loans because of'unprece
Just what action will be taken by
the league members and the progres
sive people of the state has pot beenu
decided upon. Some of the leading
lawyers of the state hold that jIn
asmuch as the repeal of thb, p1l kmry'
law by the last- egular session,-which
i provided that it should go to a vote
of the people at a special election,
awhich Goverffor Stewart had called
for Sept. 2, and which, by the refer
endum l etitions filed, postponed the
'i vote on that measure till the. general
election, can not be interfered with
liy tile legislation passed at the spe
cial session, and be that as it may,
Iaction of some kind will be taken,
SIwhich may take the form of another
!referendumn of both objectionable
c nleasures despite the emergency
i in turning a deaf ear to a body of
d oeople whose prosperity is vital to
tile prosperity of the state, the servile
e tools of big business have made a
lfatal blunder in .Montana. The farim
- ers will not submit to such brazen
brutality, and organized labor and
all other progressive citizens are in
cii ensed at the blot placed on Montana
by gang legislators who howled down
ievery league legislator who argued
_iboth froi m the standpoint of coml
inon decency and to avoid such a
Shumiliating stain upon the state.
What a sad contrast between the
i fllictioning Of state government in
"'Sontana and North Dakota! And it
i'will lut serve to hasten the new day
The only crumbnl to aid the farmer
Y iwaxs to iprovide that additional road
Swork wok uld lie provided for them
wlhichl call not be done in the winter
d time, and in the fall and spring, if
e lithe fariiers are earning enough to
buy food doing road work, they can
E not farm. The other measure, pro
Sviding that counties could extend aid
d to farImers to the extent of $10,000,
is silly in its inadequacy, as town
- ships will need more than that, and
' the provision for bonding counties
Al if $10,000 was not sufficient was
killed by another bill which lowers
ig Iie valuations in coiunties to such
oi an extent that the bonded indebted
0 ness has already been exceeded.
THREE NATIONS RACE
FOR AIR PRIZES
(13 I nited Press.)
iournermounth, Eng., Sept. 10.-
Nine British, French and Italian sea
iplanes faced the starter here today
w\lhen he international over-sea race
for the Jacques Schneider trophy and
a $5.000 prize was resumed after
an interval of five years. The last
contest was held at Month Carlo in
April. 1914. when Howardt Pixton,
oil a Sopwit se:aplane. woni the tro
phly for (Grat Britain.
.1'oldern advances ill seaplane coll
rllrltion have. led to alteration of
the conditions of the contest, which
is now held over a courrse of 2)00
nluIticcal Iiles. The course selected
by Ie !li oyial Aero club cinbraces
loulrrneuollrth, Swanlige and Christ
C!hrch. lEal[rl country is,entitled to
three llntlries, the British fliers be
ing supplied by the Sopwith Aviation
company, tlhe Avro comlpany, and the
Sullermlarine Aviation company.
The British Motor Boat club sup
pIly marine police and ipatrols.
London.-The secret's out. Miss
lMaud Synge, welfare worker, says
thle prillcipal things girls talk about
when rmenl aren't near' are:
"Blloulses, boys and health."