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INSULT ADDED TO INJURY IN WHEELER CASE
COPPER NOMINEE IMPOSSIBLE
E C. DAY OF CLARKE BRIBERY FAME OFFERED FOR AP
POINTMENT TO REPLACE WHEELER. PEOPLE OF MONTANA
EICKED IN THE FACE. SENATE RECORD OF TRANSACTION
MAKES DAY UNTHINKABLE.
EXCERPTS FROM SENATE RECORD.
Mr. Campbell read as follows:
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support, protect, and de
fend the Constitution of the United States, the constitution of the
State of Montana, and that I will discharge the duties of my office with
fidelity, and that I have not paid or contributed, or promised to pay or
contribute, either directly or indirectly, any money or other valuable
thing to procure my nomination or election ,except for necessary and
proper expenses expressly authorized by law; that I have not know
ingly violated any election law of this State, or procured it to be done
by others in my behalf; that I will not knowingly receive, directly or
indirectly, any money or other valuable thing for the performance or
nonperformance of any act or duty pertaining to my office other than
the compensation allowed by law. So help me God.
The Chairman. Mr. Day did you take a similar oath?
Mr. Day. Yes sir: that is the oath.
The Chairman. Did you think of it when you accepted that $5,000?
Mr. Day. I did not accept it as' compensation for any services I had
rendered as a member of the legislature.
The Chairman. On what account? State again on what account it
Mr. Day. As an appfeciation for my efforts in securing his election.
I had rendered the services without an expectation of reward, and the
man desired to reward me, and I accepted it.
Senator Caffery. I understood the witness to state that he h$d taken
$5,000, and he accepted it. Was it not compensation for his services in
The Chairman. On the floor?
Senator Caffery. On the floor, and that those services consisted in
getting up Mr. Clark's forces, keeping a quorum
Senator Turley. Sending for members, etc.
The Chairman. The record will show it was that character of services
he said he had rendered, and in gratitude for that Mr. Clark sent him
$5,000, and he accepted it. Was it not compensation for the perform
ance of duty?
There is the record. We do not
know Mr. Day from Adam and have
no ill will toward him personally, but
that is not the point. What is im
portant is that, although the pro
ducing portion of the population of
Montana have asked again that B.
K. Wheeler be retained that they have
wired their satisfaction, nay more,
their approval of the late U. S. At
torney's administration of this im
portant office, they have been delib
erately ignored and to.add insult to
injury E. C. Day, whose record is giv
en above is offered in his place. It is
not even good politics. So filled with
hate are the copper gang that they
will deliberately sacrifice the stand
ing some of their most important
men, will cast discretion to the wind,
will take the gravest chances with
their political affairs in order to
assuage a private hate. The Depart
ment of Justice, this paper is inform
ed, did not want Wheeler to resign,
and certainly the farmers and wage
workers did not, who did then? why
Copper of course. Vote against cop
per, vote for Rankin and the League
candidates, for although the A. C.
M. would prefer Landstrum, they
could endure Walsh, but are doing
everything, so that the U. S. Sena
torship does not go to Rankin
IT IS GOING TO RANKIN. The
people of Montana, sick of this
copper-booze alliance, filled with
contempt and rage over the long
continued rule of violence and cor
rupt "star chamber" activities are go
ing to make a cleaning. November
fifth, is the day. Remember what
we have endured and vote to once and
forever stop it.
To et hehigestprce nd es fil, hi
Three Forks, Mont.. 10-18,-18
Editor of the Montana Nonpartisan:
There was a great deal of ink
spilled in the big biz press about the
report from Bozeman that "Flu" was
bad in that locality and some capi
tal made out of it for the unwary that
the "Flu" report was put out solely
to injure the Democratic meeting
there last week. Well just look at it
from all sides. Miss Jeannette Ran
kin was also billed and did speak
there last week, and it looks very
much like to the unprejudiced citi
zen that the report was put out to
injure the attendance at Miss Ran
kins meeting more than it was
the Democrats gathering. From now
on till Nov. 5th, the kept-press will
use every nitSleader they can to hood
wink the voters, but "We'll Stick"
and keep the fires of true Democracy
burning. And Friend Nonpartisan
Another thing noticable is that some
of the banks that are closely allied
with big biz, are very anxious that
some of the active members of the
N. P. L. should liquidate any paper
that the banks hold against them re
gardless of whether they can put in
any fall wheat or not, or even if they
were hard hit by the drouth-no dirf
if you are a N. P. L. member
cough up to Mr. Banker.
--RANKIN FOR SENATOR
(From Minnesota Leader)
LAST MINUTE POISON-GAS AT
TACK AGAINST FARMERS' CAN
TACTICS SIMILAR TO THOSE
WHICH GOT GANGSTERS IN
TROUBLE IN NORTH DAKOTA.
League enemies are going to make
an eleventh-hour stab at the farmer
labor candidates in Minnesota.
It is a time-worn trick of the old
gang-and undisputable evidence has
been uncovered that an effort will be
made to use it in Minnesota. The way
to combat it is to remember that an
ELEVENTH-HOUR attack is going
to be made on your candidates with
poison gas and simply IGNORE IT.
PUT ON YOUR GAS MASKS
NOW, for' the poison-gas attack is
coming. Tell your friends about it so
they, too, will be prepared for the
trick when it comes.
The "gas attack" indications are,
,will come in the form of cards, mail
ed out to every voter in the state, on.
the Thursday before election, charg
ing League candidates and League of
ficials with being disloyal-or some
other equally malicious lie. These
same cards, indications are, will be
distributed the day before election by
henchmen of the old gang. In North
Dakota, similar cards attacking the
farmers' candidates were put into the
polling places themselves and several
suits against perpetrators of these at
tacks are pending.
The card to be circulated in Min
nesota will be similar to the one cir
culated in North Dakota. Tactics of
the old gang don't differ much in dif
Remember the old gang will do
ANYTHING to defeat YOUR candi
Be prepared against their lies and
laugh at 'em.
Watch for them in Montana also.
--RANKIN FOR SENATOR-
The order of the War Board issued last week to cease publication of this paper has been modified
so that we can publish one more issue then we must discontinue until after the war. Now that all
e meetings are stopped over the state, we realize that we must work now as we have never worked be
d for. The labor of two years must be garnered In between now and November 5th or it will be wasted.
it PERSONAL WORK must be our slogan. One additional vote may be the deciding factor. Let this
e fact burn its way into your inner consciousness. No one is so helpless and weak that they cannot se
S cure at least one additional vote and many of you can secure hundreds that would otherwise vote wrong
n or not at all. Remember we are building a great Organization to carry out the League program. If
S .we are going to keep pace with our sister states, North Dakota and Idaho, we must work unceasialy
f between now and November 5th. Vote and work for the men and women that will carry out our pro
S gram. If wp fail to do this, we shall degtroy ourselves. Don't let anyone deceive you on this point, ev
en *ough they pretend to be youear best friend, a member of the League, or your candidate for office.
Thu world has always had its Benedict Arnolds and the League has its Maxwells. At your precinct
meeting on Friday October 25th, if you did not organise to make a personal call on every man and
woman in your precinct, do it by individual PERSONAL WORK.
1. SEE THAT EVERY VOTER HAS A CARD WITH LEAGUE CANDIDATES NAMES ON.
2. SEE THAT THEY ALL GET OUT TO VOTE ON NOV. 5th.
3. IF YOUR PRECINCT IS BEING TAKEN CARE OF SPEND YOUR TIME IN SOME
OTHER PART OF THE COUNTY OR CITY IF POSSIBLE.
S 4. BE SURE AND HAVE WATCHERS AT THE POLES TO INSURE A FAIR COUNT.
5. SEE THAT THEY ALL LOOK FOR JEANETTE RANKIN'S NAME ON THE BALLOT.
Words atterly fail us in expressing our burning desire to cause you to fully awaken to the tre
mendcus PERSONAL responsibility and the equally great opportunity that lies within your reach to
put the Anaconda Copper Co., out of Montana politics. Your PERSONAL WORK will do it, nothing
else will. D. C. DORMAN, State Supt.
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STILL SEEK CONTROL
The new slogan of the "gang"
since they have gotten together after
the primary is to "organize Havre
solidly against the farmers". It seems
their purpose now is to try and cause
a break between the labor organiza
tions and the farmer. Brow-beating
deportation scares, loss of jobs,
money considerations and many low
means are being used to accomplish
this end. They are also sending out
agents among the farmers to cause
dissention between the different farm
organizations. Every friend of the
rights of the people ought to treat
all such suggestions as gangster poli
tical bunk and give these agents the
once-over with the quiet admonition
to beat it.
, If the farm and labor organizations
were as zealous in their campaign for
the coming November election as
are the forces of greed, vice, boot
legging, horse thievery, gambling
and grafting, every farmer and every
laborer would see to it that all the
good people are registered before
October 5, and they would not leave
a stone unturned under which filth
and corruption are hiding. The agen
cies opposed to the farmer and labor
er are at this time real busy-bodies.
for it is a notorious fact that they
are spending their time and gasoline
to furnish transportation to the coun
ty clerk and recorder's office for
those of their own class and kind
who have not registered, in order
that they may be successful at the
polls. It is high time that the rep
resentatives of decency, the common
people and all that is good, get busy.
I inclose check for 2 years dues to
the League and I am glad to be able
to help out a little. Of course, I did
not ask the Butte Miner if it was
right or not. I will wait till after
Nov. 5 to ask.
Yours for success.
We have been taking a little time
this week to e:xplain the platform of
the Nonpartisan League to some of
the business men of Genoa, and thus
far we have not met one who does
not heartily indorse every plank of
the platforim. The trouble is that
many people form their judgment
without a proper knowledge of the
real principles of the League. If you
do not know what its platform stands
for, make it your business to find
out what it really stands for and I
think you will like it.--.
FEAR POST WAR
Perils in the Coming Reeonstruetlan
Flom Washington Post., Oct. 18
"After the war is over and normal
conditions ark resumed I believe our
voters are going to drift beck to a
state of mind approaching that of
our conservative forefathers," re
marked H. J. Brown, lawyer of Hel
ena, at the Washington. "A New
York senator recently directed atten
tion to the lack of responsibility in
general assemblies. If we were to go
ahead in the same path we have been
following, I fear the direct-action
theorists would plunge us into a
position not far removed from con
ditions in Russia. We have drifted
far from the old landmarks. I pre
sume most every one will concede
that had the direct primary been in
existence in the days of our fore
fathers, Washington would have per
manently retired to Mount Vernon
and declined to submit to one or more
campaigns in order to have been only
a candidate of a party. The same
would have been true of Jefferson, of
Adams, Monroe, Lincoln and all of
those who really. erected our struc
ture of government. It is impossible
to conceive of calm deliberation be
ing given to the consideration of the
Dartmouth College case or the ex
pounding of other great fundamentals
by the Supreme Court of the United
States had the members thereof felt
that the results of their careful and
studied deliberations were to be per
emptorily handled by the direct ac
tion of the v\oting booths and the ref
"Can there be anything more ab
surd than to imagine a proper cur
rency law being established in a vot
ing booth? The great men of the
past attained their position and the
great foundation of our government
were laid without any direct action
whatever, nor was the right to such
action claimed by the people of that
time. These direct-action theories
of government-of letting the radi
cals rule quickly and without time for
deliberation-are the fundamentals
of the I. W. W. and the soialists, the
Nonpartisan League and other simi
lar institutions, and it is the most se
rious danger we shall have to face
when the period of reconsruction
comes, as it is bound to come after
the war, just as it followed the civil
--RANKIN FOR SENATOR----