Newspaper Page Text
OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE NATIONAL NONPARTISAT N LEUACGUe IB TIE 2TATE OF MOrPTA4NA
VOLUME 3. , GREAT FALLS, MONTANA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1919. NUMBER 51.
. . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . -- . . . . . . .. . . . . . ,,
IMONTANA HORSE THEIVES ROAR
ABOUT NORTH OAK. TAXES BUT
SILENT ABOUT MONTANA TAXES
In poor tax ridden North Dlaktoa the farmers can pay ALL
THEIR TAXES from the money they receive in payment for
dockage for which Montana farmers DO NOT RECEIVE ONE
CENT. That is the result of one of those horrible Nonpartisan
5 League laws.
The North Dakota farmer who insured his crop under the
- State Hail insurance law, saved enough money from his in- !
surance premium paid TO PAY ALL HIS TAXES.
- As a result of the Bank of North Dakota, interest rates on
loans to farmers have dropped from 8 per cent and 10 per cent
E down to 6 per cent and 7 per cent AND THE SAVING ON IN
STEREST PAID ALONE AMOUNTS TO MORE THAN ALL _
THE TAXES COLLECTED IN NORTH DAKOTA.
_ ABOVE ARE MENTIONED THREE INSTANCES
= WHERE, AS A RESULT OF NONPARTISAN LAWS, THE
FARMERS OF THAT STATE HAVE SAVED THE ENTIRE I
E AMOUNT OF THEIR TAXES THREE TIMES OVER. -I
Will the Montana Loyalty League attempt to deny any one
of the above facts? And will the Kept Press of Montana -
print the facts when they know them.
E Scoundrelly crooks hate the truth worse than the Devil hates -
holy water. We dare any of the gang to either print the _
- truth or to deny the facts we have stated above.
l M & GRANG L llMey i1111111111111111111nIl
FARM & GRAZING LANDS Money in Banks
FARM & GRAZING LANDS
A- Val. Lands Val. Imp'ts.
1917 $102.940.075 $238.000.000
1918 171.221.927 27.727.741
1919 191.569.389 41.851.043
Increase in 1918-19 107.560.357
B- Val. Lands Imp'ts.
_1917 $760.178 1A-709.134
1918 693.714 1.718.943
1919 328.402 1.151.769
Decrease in 1918-1,9 990.131
C-Val. City Lots Val.Iinp'ts.
1917 38.417.032 51.169.215
1918 38.985.619 54.542.364
1919 32.561.616 42.770.146
Net Decrease in 1919 14.254.485.
D- Val. Goods, Wares & Mdse.
Increase in 1918-19 3.139.106
E- Val. Solvent Credits and
Editnor, Montana Nonpartisan.
The Butte Whiner, IIelena Skindependent, Anaconda Slanderer
and Great Bawls Tribune along with the Chief Fakir of the Political
Shell Game. Bill Campbell head of the Disloyalty League, are spend
ing "Sucker's Money" and losing sleep over the increase of farming
taxes in North Dukota but not a dollar or an ounce of effort do they
spend to show who is paying the taxes in Montana.....While the
valuations of the Pawnbrokers, the Copper Barons and the Pro
fiteers have been yearly decreasing in this state, the valuations of
the farmer have been souring skyward. The above figures are taken
from the records and are authentic.
While Mining properties have been enjoying huge incomes
during the past three years the valuation of their property for
k taxing purposes has decreased. While the State Bank Examiner
stated not over 90 days ago thru the press that there was practi
cally $190,000,000 of deposits in the banks of Montana, the pro
perty of the Mining Interests, the Profiteers and other Big Busi
L\ess, still the assessors of the state can only find $66,604,594
which under the democratic Classification law gotten up by a
\ trinity of Tax Fools and put thru a Copper Legislature with the
name of a poor Copper Simp named Rasmussen attached to it
brings for taxation revenue only $4,638,821.
i Dodge Even a Pittanee.
Even the "measley" 7 per cent won't induce the "Montana Dis
loyalty League," the Profiteers and Copper Snakes to disgorge or
state what their illgotten gains amount to and on the classification
of the "Pawnbrokers" we get $5,000,000 to tax less than last year.
No wonder that children in 12 oounties of the state are suffer
ing for the necessities of life.
Where Do They Hide Wealth?
From figures given out by the State Bank Examiner in 1918 the re
sources of All banks in 'Montana were $199,026,566. Since then,
how many have been added to the Pawnbroking list? or How many
of them have gone broke? But they certainly are Organized when
it comes to Tax Dodging.
The dryland farmers of Montana because of lack of feed for the
past three years have been selling off their stock at low prices to
pay their obligations either to the Pawnbroker or Cattle Barons.
(Both are in cahoots) and that is one reason for the decrease in the
live stock valuation.
Farmers Bear The Big Burden.
But, on a good assumption tli-iFert e rint of boveo vaiuatuion
is on the farms of Montana, we can still add to the farming valua
tion for the three year period $96,000,000 making a total valuation
that the farmers have paid taxes on of $654,310,175 and making his
percentage so far above other properties in the above table that
most of the petty Pawnbrokers posing as Bankers would end up in
Warm Springs trying to figure them out.
Outside of a few assessors in the state, the rank and file of them,
know absolutely nothing regarding the principles of taxation and
take their orders from the Helena Gang who construe the law for
them and very rottenly at that and it is high time that the tax
Money in Banks
B. 1918 2.936.915
0 1919 4.662.321
1 Total $ 9.166.414
3 Increase in 1918-19 3.095.143
'5 F- Value Bank Stock
s. 1919 8.677.768
I4 Total - $ 36:20i53>l
L3 Net Decrease 1919 $ 5.036.160
i0 G- Live Stock
I 1917 $ 65.e35.652
I 1918 75.'E. .6
S, 1919 562.5.b.O
L5 Total $193.186.821
4 Net Decrease 1919 $ 13.184.999
HERE ARE THE INCREASES
5 Increase in valuation of A. to B.
thru the 3 year dry period 8.77%.
e. Increase in valuation of A. to C.
thru the 3 year dry period 390%.
Increase in valuation of A. to D.
thru the 3 year dry period 910%.
L6 Increase in valuation of A. to E.
36 thru the 3 year dry period 6.1%.
Increase in valuation of A. to F.
thru the 3 year dry period 1.54%.
Miners Offered Great Falls
5000 Tons of Coal Free But
Silk Sock Crowd Reject It
See Page 4
Did you know that the United Mine Workers of Sand
Coulee and Tracey offered the people of Great Falls and Vi
cinity 5,000 tons of coal, all to be delivered, Dec. 16 FREE OF
And did you know that Dr. Longeway turned a deaf ear
to the Committee of the Cascade County Trades and Labor As
sembly because he wanted the Citizens Committee to distrib
ute the coal and charge $8 per ton fo$ it, or he would not permit
- its being distributed at all?
Did you know that the Miners of Sand Coulee loaded three
cars of coal and shipped here SaLurdsy last for free distribution
- but instead of billing it to the Casco de Trades and Labor As
- sembly Manager Sederholm of the A. C. M. mines at Sand
Coulee billed it to the Citizens Comr.ittee so that IT COULD
NOT BE DISTRIBUTED FREE?
Read the signed satement of facts, which the Great Falls
Tribune REFUSED TO PUBLISH, an page 4 of this paper.
The Great Falls Tribune refused º publish a signed state
ment EVEN THO THE UNION MEN PAID FOR IT, till after
the Union men threatened to publish the statement on hand
Read the article on page 4 of therpaper and see how Dec.
SLongeway and Fuel Administrator Martin REFUSED TO PER
MIT THE MINEWORKERS TO SEND FREE COAL TO -
GREAT FALLS AND VICINITY TO BE DISTRIBUTED TO _
THOSE NEEDING IT, RICH OR POOR, UNION OR NON- .
- Then decide who is to blame for airy coal shortage in Great
Falls and vicinity.
E The Union men did all they could do, but rather than recog
E nize Union efficiency, arrogant Czars kicked the coal miners in -
_ the face because they wanted to donate coal.
READ PAGE 4!
.lulllIII!II!llulul ll III!l lu II!!! IIII ! I!!ul hi !iuu l !IIII IIIIIIII
I EtREIRNDUM HnAS LNE UYlt IN
ALL NEEDED COUNiIF R ONE...
AND VICTORY IS NOW CERTAIN
The referendum has carried! Every county in which a special
drive was made, with the exception of one, had sent in the necessary
number of signers, and some of them sent double and treble the num
ber necessary. ..In the next issue of the Nonpartisan the details will be
" given. Suffice now to say that the victory is a wonderful one. The
petitions are still pouring in and it will require several days to tabu
late them. The one county that is short will not be named as the Big
" Biz outfit would at once start a campaign to prevent more signatures
being secured. Therefore if you have not already sent in your peti
tions, do so at once.
r It is expected that by the end of the week 5000 more signers will
1 be sent in.
Remember that you can continue sending in more signers as long
[ as you wish, even tho the big drive is over. The late signatures will
! count in the totals just the same.
f IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII11111111111111111111 IllIIIII lIllullill
HENRY C. SMITH, COPPER CO.
ATTORNEY STARTS AN ACTION
TO DEFEAT THE REFERENDUM -I
IllullIIIlll I nll IIIIIIInll lI IIIIl IIIIIIIIIIIIIIII IIIIIIII
It will be of considerable interest to the people of Montana to 1
learn that Henry C. Smith, the attorney who has started an actionl
in district court at Helena to prevent Secretary of State Stewart
from accepting the referendum petitions to save the primary laws,
IS THE PAID ATTORNEY FOR THE COPPER COMPANY. The
case comes up December 20.
This is the same Henry C. Smith who was formerly associate jus
tice of the supreme court. While still a member of that body, the
Copper Crowd trotted him out as a candidate for United States
,r Senator to defeat Walsh. Smith ran third in the race, both Walsh
n and Dixon getting more votes than he did. He was severely criti
r. cized at that time for not resigning from the supreme bench when
he entered the senatorial race.
As a reward for running for senator, the Copper Company hired
him after his defeat. In fighting the referendum he is earning a
Spart of the retainer he gets from that invisible branch of the state
'n Henry thinks that if the Copper barons decide that the people I
shall not have any voice in making their own laws-that e.ils it.
e However, the Montana Supreme Court may decide that 40,000 or
to 50,000 people in this state should have as much to say in state g overnol
m-. ment as the hired attorney of the Copper Crowd. IN 192( TEI IE
Ie WILL HAVE A LOT MORE TO SAY TTHAN MR. SMITH AND 1ll I:s
a payers of this state begin to look around for men that as arse.,w.i
would have some brains and who would not be at the heck and gall
in of petty Political appointees who have less brains than Baalainm' Ass.
at "Farmers of Montana stick for the "New Day" in Montana."
in Just at present invite the Gangsters to publish a few tax tables
regarding Montana, and not do so much worrying about North
m, Daktoa. In North Daktoa the farmers can pay ALL their taxes
ad from money they receive in pay for dockage on their grain, dock
!or age that is stolen outright from the Montana farmers.
ix A Nonpartisan Farmer.
NONPARTISAN LEAGUE PROGRAM
COSTS NORTH DAKOTANS 2 CENTS
OF EVERY DOLLAR PAID IN TAXES
In sheer desperation, the Montana Loyalty League, which, parad.
ing under a false name is, in reality, the vilest political organization
that ever disgraced Montana, has published full page advertise
E ments regarding taxes in North Dakota, which they claim are
Sruinously high-ALL ON ACCOUNT OF THE NONPARTISAN
Now any man with any intelligence, to say notlhing of honesty,
should know that the Nonpartisan League has nothing whatever
to do with township, county, village, city, ditch or local school taxes.
The taxes for which the Nonpartisan League are responsible
E in North Dakota are the taxes levied to put the League program
into effect in that state, such as the State mill and elevator, the
Bank of North Dakota, the Workmens compensation act, the
grain grading act, etc.
FOR ALL THESE PURPOSES it requires less than 2 per cent
of the taxes levied.
In other words, only 2 cents out. of every dollar levied for
taxes in North Dakota can be spent in carrying out the League
But do these page advertisements published in the Great Falls
STribune, the Great Falls Leader, the Helena Independent, the Mon
tana Record Herald and other contemptible sheets that are willing
to prostitute their columns at any time for a priei tell the people
the real facts?
No indeed. They represent that ALL the money is spent and ALL
the taxes levied by what they term the red handed socialists of
Down at the bottom of the advertisement there is a line that
reads-" write to Tax Commissioner George E. Wallace, Bismarck,
North Dakota to confirm these figures." Well we did- and Tax
Commissioner Wallace. of North Dakota published a lengthy article
in which he PROVES THIS ,ADVERTISEMENT PUBLISHED
UNDER THE NAME OF THE MONTANA LOYALTY LEAGUE
TO BE A TISSUE OF LIES.
Here is what tax commissioner Wallace says to prove the truth
of the statements we make:
"Statement showing the distribution of each dollar'paid in state
taxes for the year 1919.
taxes for the year 1919.
State bond sinking fund 1.342 cents
State Bond interest fund 5.706 "
Soldiers Bonus fund 16.7sS
Legislature I t
State Judiciary 2.20
Education 30.92 "
Other State Institutions 17.095 "
Military Appropriations .845 "
State emergency or contingency .422 "
Public printing .344 "
State Fairs .264 "
Bounties 1.637 "
State Industries 4.54 "
Miscellaneous 1.664 "
Total 100. cents
Now look at the above figures carefully and note that the STATE
INDUSTRIES, which means the League program laws, such as the
State owned flour mill and elevators, the State BInk, etc., cost the
people of North Dakota a little over 4 cents out of every dollar paid
in state taxes!
Earlier in this article we stated that less than 2 cents out of every
dollar paid went to the state industries, or League program, that is
less than 2 cents out of every dollar paid in ALL TAXES. Of strict
ly STATE TAXES, for which figures are given above, 4.45 cents
out of each dollar paid goes for the state Industries or League pro
Now will any fair-minded honest man claim, withl the facts straight
in front of him, that TIIE NONPARTISANS IN NORTH DAKOTA
HAVE RTTINED TlHE STATE WITH HIGH TAXES IN CARRY
ING OUT TIIE LEAGUE PROGRAM?
No, and the full page advertisement is an unprincipled attempt
to deceive FROM START TO FINISH. It is a full page FALSE
i We are glad, however, that the unscrupulous whited seculchres
have published this lie about North Dakota. From week to week
we will point out the miserable falsehoods contained in it.
4 While we have sympathy for any decent person who has con
tributed funds to the Loyalty League, which are being spent
' with gang newspapers in publishing lies at the rate of several
thousand dollars per week, the money so spent will make more
votes for the Nonpartisan League than it will for the copper
crowd, because the average citizen HATES A LIAR-and
especially hypocrites hiding behind a supposedly patriotic or
F But when a bunch of filthy politicians get so low in the scale that it
is necessary to form a fake organization with a patriotic name in
al order to get their lying political propaganda published to fool the
people-truly they are in a bad way.
And we assert, without fear of contradiction, that not one of the
filthy, thieving gang fighting decent government in Montana DARE
SSIGN TIIEIR OWN NAMES TO THE FUTURE 14IES TO BE PUB
LISIIED ABOUT NORTH DTAKOTA, because their rotteu reputa
tions would convince the people that nothing suih men advocated
e COULD BE RIGHT.
t. That is why they have their filthy deceptionl publishcl ulner
,r the name of the Montana Loyalty League.
GREAT CONVENTION OF NATIONAL
NONPARTISAN LEAGUE AT ST. PAUL
The Annual convention of the National Nonpartisan League at
St. Paul convened December 9. There was a full attendance of dele
gates from 13 states, and plans were laid for a vigorous campaign.
Owing to late mails, the Montana Nonpartisan cannot publish the
report of the meeting as only a portion of the report has been re
ceived, but we will publish it in full in the next issue.