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REPUBLICAN IN POLITICS. AND DEVOTED TO THE MINERAL, AGRICULTURAL, STOCK AND WOOL INTERESTS OF THE GREAT JUDITH COUNTRY,
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SStandard Bearers of American Liberty _
LEST WE FORGET
Democrats of Colorado Legislature Solely Responsible
for Strike in that State and Its Awful Results
Falled to Put Eight Hour Law on Statute Books
.) The Democratic managers in Montana think It wise to have v
) orators from the stump insist that the Republicans are responsi- B
0 ble for the Colorado situation. The Democratic newspapers have S
0 played light upon the subject since the showing made by the Re- O
0 publican press some time since to the elffect that a Democratic leg- )
( islature was responsible for the starting of the entire tiuuble, and @
0 lest we forget, it is well to keep the facts of the case in mind. J
® In Colorado a constitutional amendment was submitted to the 6
r(: people providing tor an eight-huur law. It carried by an enormous %
@ majority. Both Republican and Democratic parties endorsed it and ®
'I every member of tue legislature was elected upon the distinct )
®( pledge that he would vote for the necessary law to give effect to &
® the constitutional amendment. When the legislature met the house 8
(J was Republican by a majority of 13. The senate was Democratic by '
c() a majority of 15. 0
0 The eight-hour law drawn by the State Federation of Labor ,
. was introduced in the house by a Republican and every Republican 2
@ voted for it and It passed the house. The bill then went to the Dem- 8
@ ocratic senate, whicn refused to adopt it, but offered a substitute. ;"v
( A conference committee was appointed from the two houses, which 3
(@ was unable to agree and a few minutes before adjournment the sen- C
@ ate withdrew its conference committee, thus killing the bill. This C"
( being the last business of the scssion the house adjourned and the 0
@ senate, knowing the nouse had adjourned sine die, appointed anoth- @
(N er conference committee, knowming, of course, that it was taen too J
) late, but doing it simply for political effect.
( From the foregoing statement of facts from the record it is )
C() perfectly plain that the Democratic senate of the Colorado legisla- G
0 ture is solely to blame for the failure of the law and for all the 6
to trouble and disaster and all the bloodshed and loss which has fol- ®
@ lowed as a direct result of that failure.
@ The Democratic press and orators are trying to make it appear. ,
@ Inferentially at least, that it was President Roosevelt's duty to in
) terfere. Such is really not the case. There are but two or three con (
(0 tingencies in which the president may interfere in slate affairs. )
) One is when federal powers are interfered with, as in obstructing U
) the transmission of the mails. Another is when a federal law is 's)
( violated, and again when the governor of a state asks for the in- Q
@ tervention of the federal power. .one of these causes have etist- a
& ed in Colorado. There has been no obstruction of the mails; the i
u governor has never asked for fed*-al intervention, and no fedieral E
® law has been violated such as would call for the presence of Unit "
a) ed States troops. The president has therefore had absolutely no le- 8
@ gal right to interfere. It is true murders have been committed, C
e property destroyed and men fortbiy deported without trial by jury J
(") in Colorado. But murder is done property unlawfully destroyed j
@ and men .robbed of their just rightb in many other states. These (
@ are state affairs to be settled by the state. There is Just as much (
@ reason why the president should interfere in the southern states, "
'. where colored citizens are almost daily hung, burned or shot to (
) death without trial, and where millions of them are robbed of their 0
0 rights as citizens by unconstitutional laws, as that he should inter- 0
® fere in Colorado. And, besides, if he should interfere in behalf of 9
(e one class in Colorado it would not be a week until he would be ask- (
(. ed to interfere in behalf of the other class somewhere else.
(@ But it is said the president could use his personal influence as '
G he did in the anthracite coal strike. The answer to this is that the -
8 circumstances are wholly different. The coal strike had reached ;C)
(d the proportions of a public calamity. Its efflects had passed far be- (
@ yond the borders of Pennsyivaniu , and hundreds of thousands of in- )
@ nocent people were being made to suffer and the public peace and C
(w order of adjoining states were threatened. No such conuition has C(
4 existed in Colorado. The trouble there, while deplorable in the ex- "
@ treme, has been confined within the state. It has been purely do- -,
* mestic and has offered absolutely no Justification for federal inter- (
) One phase of the Colorado trouble has now reached the feder- C,
@ al courts in that state and we m'y rest assured that if any decree *
( or order of a federal judge is disregarded or violated the federal ;";
(! authority will be quickly found there fully armed to enforce ohedi- *)
(z ence. .
A RUSH ORDER.
From the County Clerk Promptly Re
sponded to by Argue Office.
Some mighty quick work was done
by the Argue and Mr. Champion, ag
eat of the Montana Railroad. last
week, and this office desires to pub
licly thank Mr. Champlun for his ae
commodation. About a o'clock Frli
day afternoon County Clerk Hasen
received orders from Helena that the
olicial ballots should be repriated in
secorduaee with the eleventh hour
decision of the attorney general. The
Argus had already printed one lot of
8,500 and had not enough of the re
quired kind of paper for another run.
A firm in Butte was secured by
telephone; thirty minutes later, in
time to catch the east uound North
era Pacific train, four big bundles ,f
paper were delivered to the express
office in Butte. Mr. Champion wa
communicated with at the Lewistown
depot and his assistance secured.
Through his efforts the agent at Lom
bard made sre that those bundl
were properly transferred at Logan
and as that train was late into Iom
bard, the Lewistown train was held
a short time.
At 7 o'clock the same evening the
paper was delivered at the Argus
door and the stock on hand having
already been printed, within five min
utes the new stock was being run
through the press. At 10:15 that
night every ballot was printed, bun
died and delivered into the hands of
the county clerk. Considering that
the order had been received but 32
hours before and at that time a con
siderable part of the stock was in the
warehouse of a Butte Arm, the close
ronnections and promptness is re
markable and Mr. Hasen expressed to
the Argus his gratification.
HELD BY A STRING.
Benbow's Airship Floated, But Did
Not Stay Up Long.
St. Louis, Oct. 27.-Floating grace
fully in the air at an average height
of 30 feet above the heads of several
thousand people, the airship designed
and built by T. C. Benbow, of Colum
bus. Mont., made what the inventor
declares was a successful trial in the
aeronautic concourse at the world's
The big cigar-shaped balloon beat
ing its burden of car, motor, machin
ery and operator rose from the ground
at 5 p. m., and after uavigating the
air for 15 minutes, during which Bean
bow moved the prow of his vessel to
ward all points of the compass, slow
ly descended to the ground near the
starting place and was secured by the
attendants without a break havinj
marred the success of the flight.
While Benbow appeared to have ab
solute control over the machine an
anchor rope about 50 feet long was
used, one end of which was held by
an assistant during the entire flight.
To the Associated Press Benbow
made the following statement:
"This trial was made to determine
the feasibility of my airship. I had
intended making a trip over the fair
grounds but found that the rapid con
densation of gas was reducing the
lifting power, and in order to main
tain altitude I threw over all my bal
"During the 15 minutes I was up
my airship lost b60 pounds of lifting
power and I realized that I could not
make an extended trip. The airship
was completely under my control and
responded nicely. The start was made
so late in the afternoon that that fact
alone prevented a long trip, the cold
atmosphere causing the condensation
"I intend, if -the weather permits,
to make a practical demonstration of
the dirigibility of my airship tomot
row; and I will make a start in the
middle of the day when the atmos
phere is warmer."
The Benbow airship weighs about
600 pounds without an operator. The
gas bag, which is cylindrical in shape,
is 75 feet long and about twenty feet
wide at the center, tapering at the
ends. The bag contains 16,000 cubic
feet of gas when inflated, and upon
this the airship depends for mainten
ance of equilibrium. The frame of
the ship is of aluminum and wood and
the power is derived from a 10-horse
power gasoline motor. Momentum is
given the airship by means of two
large side wheels or fans, each con
sisting of four blades so constructed
that they automatically fold after
completing the stroke against the air
and do not expand until again in po
sition to force the airship ah-ad.
MURDER WAS WANTON.
Coroner's Jury Says Killing of Ed.
Curl Was Unjustifiable.
Glendive. Oct. 27.-Coroner W. B.
Foster and County Physician Hatha
way returned this morning from Jor
dan, where they went to hold an in
quest on the body of Ed. Curl, who
was killed by George Rock at that
place on the 19th inst. The jury
brought in a verldct to the effect that
Curl came to his death by gunshot
wounds inflicted by George Rock
while the two men were on the porch
of Rock's house on the night of Oc
tober 19th. They further found that
the killing was premeditatedly and
Information received in this city is
to the effect that Rock is a had man
and that the killing of Curl was whol
ly without provocation. It appears
that there was no fight but that af
ter the two men had talked a few
minutes Rock pulled a revolver and
Hiot Curl three times, killing him In
stantly. No one heard the conversa
tion, but several men were only a
short distance away. and hearing the
report of the gun they at once went
to the scene, but Curl was dead when
they got there. Rock is now In jail
In this city awaiting trial.
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Wilson & McKechnie.
Nearly Four Hundred New Votes En.
rolled in the Precincts of East and
ONE-THIRD THE COUNTY VOTE
Will be Cast at the Lewistown Polls-
Registration Heavy in All the
The registration of voters for the
election next Tuesday was practically
completed last Saturday night at 9
o'clock, although doubtless a few
names were enrolled on Monday. The
returns from the registry agents will
not begin to arrive at the clerk's of.
fice until tonight or tomorrow, but
the political committees are Informed
that everywhere throughout the coun
ty the registratioo has been heavy and
it is anticipated that the vote of the
county will be fully 3,000, as agalnst
2,348 two years ago.
This year It is probable that one
third of the vote of the county will
be cast within the precincts of East
and West Lewistown, where the to
tal registration is 1,141. In these pre
clncts Register Watson enrolled a to
tal of 392 new names and issued can
cellations for 99, a net gain of 293
Included in this 1.141 are the names
of 60 who, It is bellevea. have either
died or permanently removed from
the district. Deducting this number
from the list would leave 1,081 rest
dent and qualified electors of this dis*
trict and considering this Is a piesl
dential year and both political commit
tees are eagerly at work, it is hardly
possible that the vote will be below
Two years ago the vote of Lewis
town was 645, 188 short of the regis
tration but then there was not the
active interest that there is this year.
That the Lewistown voters will give
a big majority to 14 .volt, Dixon
and Lindsay, and pruauld) the entire
Republican state ticket, there is
scarcely a doubt, but as in county pol
itics personal favoritism and pre
Judices so largely govern it is difficuit
to forecast what the result will be bc
yond that already stated.
In 1902 the Republican candidates
for senator, for members of the leg.
islature, for sheriff, for attorney, for
surveyor and for public administra.
tor and the Democratic candidates for
treasurel, clerk and recorder, as~sss
or, superintendent of schools and cor
oner were successful In Lewibtown,
but inasmuch as not all these candi
dates were elected it is by no means
true that "as goes Lewistown so goes
the county." The battle must be
fought out not only in Lewistown and
the other larger precincts, but also
in nearly every other precinct of the
county and several such close con.
tents as developed two years ago are
likely to keep the politicians guess
ing for several days after the polls
are closed next Tuesday night.
Kendall Is expected to show a great
ly increased vote over two years ago
and Gilt Edge probably a few less than
in 1902, while in many of the outly
ing districts the vote will show a big
Ln'rE f1an _
Until the last few hours of regis
tration, the registry office in Ilewis
town was about the quietest place in
town, but as the hands of the clock
showed the time was about to ex
pire, fully forty people gathered and
in the last few moments before nine
o'clock several v6ters were enrolled,
while there was wailing and gnashing
of teeth on the part of a number who
had failed to obtain their cancellation
ctrtiflcates from other precincts and
consequently could not register. In
order to accommodate those expect
ing transfers Postmaster Stephens
very considerately opened the gener
Ni UCIaYWIVJ tUE 5 UUIt iuWC ILUI LI5'
mall was distributed late that even
ing and from the postufflce to the reg
thry office the trail was kept warm.
Monday several attempted to jget
their names on the oouks, but notne
could offer sufficient excuse for their
failure to appear during the preceding
two weeks and the roll remains the
same as made up Saturday night.
In order to purge the list of the
names of all who have during the
past two ycars died or permanently
temove(d from the dlistict, it Is pr
nosed to strike the following list of
names from the books of this district.
This procedure is provided for by
law, the affidavit beiug made by two
freeholders and responsible electots
of the district.
In order to avoid. so tar as posasble.
the danger of striking from the last
the name of an.on,, who may still
be a voter in this district, the list is
published and Irt is reqoested that an)
Jue knowing that ;an one here natm
ed is still a reslldelt anrd qualified vot
er of this distrita th, attention of the
registry agent be ,alla d thereto be
fore the final closing of the books
next Saturday evening.
The list follows"
Ruel W. Blake.
Ben Cline, Ir.
Adolf D. Harma''n
Asmus J. Hlild man.
W. It. W. Scott.
W. B. Wills.
M. G. Adams.
Martin H. Allen.
Ralph G. Boyles.
John J. Bullard.
W. E. Cort.
Chas. A. Cobbs.
Robert J. Day.
Edward C. Folmsbee.
Alfred G. Gould.
Dana E. HemphilL
Ralph S. Hedges.
W. C. Kruse.
J. E. Murray.
Frank 8. Malcolm.
Beverly E. Mahoney.
Harry I. Price.
W. J. Rowe.
Theo. W. Reynolds.
W. G. Runsler.
William H. Stipp.
Guy F. Skillman.
J. B. Weaver.
Roosevelt Club of Gilt Edge Holds an
The Republicans all over the county
are working hard for the success of
the ticket and from all appearances
that end is now an assured fact. The
campaign speakers who are talking
for the Republicans are meeting with
the heartiest of receptions wherever
they go and find the greatest enthusl
asm over the ticket put in the field
by the Republicans, county, state and
Probably the most enjoyable meet
nlg held so far was that at Gilt Edge
last Saturday evening, when the
Roosevelt and Fairbanks club of that
place gave a smoker In the club hall.
More than one hundred members were
present and an enthusiastice time wan
the result. Refreshments were serv
ed and speeches were made by a num
ber of the members and by O. W.
Belden, of this city.
Those who spoke at the smoker
were O. W. Belden, O. W. Sawyer, C.
E. McKoln, Chas. Edwards, Norman
Poland, Dr. Bruce, Dr. lAkey, E. B.
Eisner, Jacob Jones and Hugh Green.
One of the speakers is a life long
Democrat and he urged the membe:.
to vote not only for Roosevelt but for
the straight Republican ticket.
Another smoker will be given in the
hall next Saturday evening, at which
a big crowd is expected.
The other meetings throughout the
county at which the Repabllcanshave
spoken have been equally successful
and a sweeping victory is looked for.
it Is confidently expected that there
will be a very large Republican major
ity in Fergus county. Tonight (Gilt
Edge will be the scene of a grand Re
publican rally at which the speakers
will be Frank E. Smith and Albert
Pfaus. l'ridlay evening Kendall will
celebrate and W. H!. Smith and Al
bert Pfaus will be the spellbinder.
A Republican smoker will probably
be held in Iewistown in a short time.
Dates and Speakers Arranged for the
Remainder of the Campaign.
Deerfield, Nov. 2nd, at the school
house, O. W. Belden and W. A.
Stanford, Nov. 3rd, at the school
house, O. W. Belden, J. C. Huntoon
and W. A. Hedges.
Phllbrook, Nov. 4th, at the school
house, W. A. Hedges and J. C. Hun
Sapphire, Nov. 4th, O. W. Belden.
Utica. Nov. 5th, at Gray's hall, O.
W. Belden, W. A. Hedges and J. C.
Lewistown, Nov. 7th. at Culver's
hall, O. W. Belden, F. E. Smith, W. H.
Smith. R. von Tobll, A. Pfaus, E. K.
Stock Cattle for Sale.
Twenty head of young stock catthl,
from I to 3 ye.ars old. For informa
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west of Moor., or address me at my
postofflce at Moore.
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ANOTHER LIE NAILED
No Truth in Report Being Circulated that Peabody
SoughttoExtradite Membersof the Western Fed
eration of Miners who Came to Montana.
i Having learned that rumors were being circulated in Butte, An- O
: aconda and other places, to the effect that (Gov. Peabody, of Colo- .3
( rado, had sent requests to Go.. 'l'ide for the arrest and extradi-t
(t) tion of members of the Western Federation of Miners, who were @
f_ supposed to have left Colorado and come to Montana, and that 0
, Gov. Toole had refused to issue th,, same, and never having seen 0
v or heard anything of such proceedings through the public presa 0
g or otherwise. I took the liberty of wiring the chairman of the state O
C"; Republican central committee of Colorado, to ascertaiu whether any 0
iJ such requisition had been made. I therefore sent the following tele- 0
I gram: 6
(" Chairman State Republican ('entral Committee. lDnver, Colorado. 0
!* Butte, Mont., Oct. 28. 1944.-It is being asserted here that the ^
*, governor of Colorado sent requisition all lars to Helena for the ar- 0
rest of members of the Western Fedetration of Miners, and that O
S(;Governor Toode refused to sign extladition pailwrs. Please ascer- 0
(tan if any truth in this staltenli:t. LEE MANTLE, Chairman. 0
:"ý To the foregoing telegram tihe following answer was prompt- 8
*' ly received:
', lion. Lee Mantle, Chairman.
(t IeInver, Colorado, Oct. 28, 13I..-There is no truth In state- 0
me niWnt that Governor Toole refused extradition papers. No such re- 0
( quest was ever made. D. B. FAIRLEY, 0
S Chairman State Republican Central Committee of Colorado. 8
S I thereupon wired Gov. Joseph K. Toole as follows:
GCe Cov. J. K. Toole, Livingston, Mont.
C: Butte, Mont., Oct. 28. 1904.-1 learn that a statement is being O
UP circulated here to the eiffect that Gov. Peabody of Colorado sent re- 8
() qulsitlon papers to you for the arrest and extradition of members '
( of the Western Federation of Miners, and that you refused to grant O
I same. is there any truth in this statement? LEE MANTLE, ,
O Chairman Republican State Central Committee. O
0 To which Gov. Toole very promptly replied as follows; 0
( Hon. Lee Mantle, Chairman, Butte, Mont. @
' Livingston, Mont.. Oct. 29. 1904.-No requisition for extradition ,
i of members of Western Federation of Miners has been made upon .'
m ne by Gov. Peabody, and if made would not be honored unless .
' satisfied that the courts were in full operation uninfluenced by aill- C,
', itary authority. J. K. TOOLE, Governor. J
(P From the foregoing telegram it is apparent that the statements E
' f rf..rred to are unmitigated falsehoods and are being circulated by @
." irresponsible or malicious persons, purely for political effect. 0
. LEE MANTLI J
Chairman Republican State Central Committee. %.
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TWO LOTS OF IALLOTS.
And fer Awhile It Looked as Though
a Third Lot Would be Needed.
The ballots for the ensuing election
were printed by the Argus office Frl
lay and Saturday, the Ist and 22nd,
arcoording to the requirements of the
law and the wishes of the county
clerk. There were 8,8t10 of them and
on the bottom of each apepared the
constitutionl amendment question as
it was required to appear by the act
of the legislature. The following Mon
day County Clerk Hazen began the
sending of the ballots to the judges
of election, enclosing them in seamless
lacks, tied and sealed. When all worm
wrapped, Mr. Hlazen and his deputy
considered a mean job well done.
To their surprise and chagrin, on
Thursday of last week there came
from thL± populistic gentleman, who rat
ties around in the chair of the at
totney gK neral at Helena, an opinion
and order providing how the constitu
tlonal amendment questuon should ap
jpar on the ballot-and the way pre
s'ribed by the statute ,as the Fergus
'ounlllty ballots had been printed.
The attorney general being the boss
(.ounty Clerk IHazen was forced to ol
der another lot of ballots and these
were, promptly furnished by the Ar
gus. the last delivery being made late
Saturday evening, October 29th.
In the, meantime Clers Hazen had
dispatchetd tiesengers for the ballots
alreaely sent out and, in order to pre
vent any confusion, be caused to be
burnced the first lot furnished.
Again Ie and bls deputles careful
ly sackned and sealed the ballots.
But Monday morning word reached
I.ew.4town that the Democratic state
central commnttee, not agreeA wita
I his royal hiighne.s, the attorney gen.
L eral, had appealed the matter to the
supreme court. The situation looked
serious, for were the supreme court Ut
revere the attorney general a third
lot of ballots would have to be print.
ed by the Argus, and though the Arat
procedure might be sustained, these
Salolts had been burned; and, furtb
ermore, the Argus was out of the kind
and size of paper demanded by law.
Until yesterday afternoon Clerk Ha
ten was on the anxious seat, but word
came that the supreme court had su
talned the attorney general and the
natter was settled, the last tot of bal
lots being thus O. K'd.
Just why the attorney general wait
ed until ten days before election to
make up his mind and instruct the
county clerks how the ballots should
be printed is beyond comprehension.
'lhe best explanation we koew of Is
that he is a Populist and was elected
on a Democratic fhtsio ti.ket.
Cattle for Sheep.
I have 275 bead of high grade
young cattle with a large pereeatate
of steers that I will exchange for
lambs or yearlings of a good woo
type. Call on or address
The co-partnership heretofore ex
isting under the names of Deranleau
& Juneaux, engaged In farming and
stock raising, is this day dissolved by
mutual consent, each one hereafter
pursuing his calling Independent of
the other. Sglaned.
Lewistown. Nov. 27, 1304.
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