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The Daily Missoulian. [volume] (Missoula, Mont.) 1904-1961, September 18, 1911, Morning, Image 7

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mar senator, said last njght to a Mls
soulian reporter:
"The death of Senator Carter comes
as a positive shock to me. During the
latter part of July I spent several
hours with him In Chicago and, while
at that time he had discontinued the
use of tobacco because of its disturb
Ing effect upon his heart, I am quite
sure he did not consider his case at
all serious.
"In his death I feel a personal loss
for I had known him, somewhat inti
mately, for many years and I consid
ered him by personal friend. No more
lovable personality have I ever met
than that of Thomas H. Carter. His
heart was as kindly and gentle as a
child's. He was a man of superior at
tainments and possessed a thind of
wonderful depth and breadth. In his
'death not alone Montana but the na
tion at large has sustained the loss of
a citisen whose ability and genius
were recognised over a nation-wide
Hamilton, Sept. 17.-(Special.)-
Senator Myers was shocked today by
the receipt of the news of the death
of former Benator Carter. To a Mis
soulian reporter, he said, when asked
for an estimate of Senator Carter:
"I was shocked and grieved to learn
of Senator Carter's death. Although
my acquaintance with him was only
casual, I have always admired and re
spected him as a brihant and brainy
man. He has been or great value tq
Montana, particularly In a material
way. He has been instrumental in
securing the opening of large areas
of the public domain and in turning
appropriations to Montana. Polit
ically, of course, we were far apart,
but I can say this much for Senator
Carter, that bhe always stood by his
principles. This fact was recognised
In Washington by republicans and
democrats alike. All knew Just where
he would stand. Montana owes a
great deal to Mr. Carter for he was
always loyal to the state. When I
went to Washington I found that Sen
ator Carter held a high place among
men of all parties. He was recognizsed
generally as a great statesman. Sen
ator Carter met me when I first ar
rived. iJn Washington and showed me
every courtesy. He went out of his
way to Instruct me as to routine mat
ters and to acquaint me with Wash
ington ways and people. I am under
great obligations to him in this regard.
He was a kind healted man and, a
great statesman and Montana's loss is
Helena, Sept. 17.-Tite announcement
of the sudden death of former Benator
fT. H. Carter at Weahington today,
created a profound sensation through
out thE state of Montana, as it was
not generally known that he was not
in the best of health. When he was
in Helena last July, however, he con
flded to a few close friends that his
heart was bothering him and .that he
had been compelled to discontinue
A Leader.
For over 20 years Senator Carter
was practically the undisputed leader
of the republican party fn Montana and
his word was wgighty, not only at
home, but in the national councils of
the party. He was born in Sciloto
county, Ohio, October 80, 5184, and his
career was typical of that of many
westrerrs in that he engaged in vari
ous lines of work before finally set
tling down to his professlon. After
farming, railroading and school teach.
Ing for a number of .ears, he studied
American business can no
longer aford to enjoy the ex
pensive economy of the postage
Western Union "Day Letters"
and "Night Letters" keep pace
with our industrial activities.
They have proved of excep.
tional commercial value by
elim~patlng delays that mean
dollars in closing transactions
at distant points.
4U C~ I
law and was admitted to the bar, and
In 1886, he came to Helena, where, 5a
a young lawyer, he took an aotit
part in poltlidal afftlairs.
After hotdla minor offices, he was
nominated inl1u88 as a candidate for
delegate in congress, at a time when
the then republican leaders looked
upon the Nomination as inevitable de
feat. His opponentwas W. A. Clark,
with whom ha later served in the sen
ate. Carter was elected and from
that time took his place as leader of
Montana republicanism, a place which,
despite the reverses of his political
fortunes he held until the time of his
death. The last territorial delegate
from Montana, Mr. Carter was also the
first representative in congress after
the territory was admitted to state
hood. President Harrison selected
Mr. Carter as commissioner of the gen
eral land office in 1891, and in the
campaign of 1892 he was, at the presi
dent's request, made chairman of the
republican national committee.
A Senator.
He was elected United States sena
tor in 1896, serving until 1901, when
he failed of re-election, the legislature
being democratic. He was chairman
of )he board of commissioners of the
Louisiana Purchase commission and in
1905 was again elected to the United
States senate, serving until March 4,
this year. During the campaign of
last fall Senator Carter was a oandi
date for re-election, but a legislature,
democratic by a margin of four votes,
was chosen after an exceptionally bit
ter campaign. Following his retire
ment from the senate, Mr. Carter was
chosen as a member Of the interna
tional boundary commission, of which
he was made chairman.
Local Plane.
Already plans were on foot in Mon
tana for the re-election of Mr. Carter
to the senate, his followers having
planned to elect him to succeed Sen
ator Joseph M. Dixon, whose terms ex
pires in 1913. Lines were being
drawn for the contest in the next re
publican state convention and Mr. Car
ter's sudden death comes as a severe
blow to the regular wing of the party
in this state.
An Able Man.
Senator Carter was regarded by
members of all partles as one of the
ablest men in the west and wds a pub
lie speaker of national fame. As a
recontuer he had few equals.
The senator is survived by Mrs. Car
ter and two sons.
Helena, Sept. 17.-"The news of the
death of Senator Carter comes to the
people of Montana like a thunderbolt
from a clear sky," said Acting Gov
ernor W. R. Allen tonight. "When
last in the state, only a few weeks
ago, he was apparently in the best of
"The death of Senator Carter is an
irreparable loss to Montana and a dis
tinctive loss to the nation. An in
defatigable worker, a thorough stu
dent, an eloquent and logleal orator,
a lawyer of extraordinary ability, full
of human kindness and sympathy,
broad and liberal minded, companion
able to a degree, all served to con-,
stlttdte him a leader of men. Whether:
In the councils of the republican!
party, care of the state and welfare;
of Its people or the complex affairs of:
the nation, he contrlbuted liberally:
from his extensive experience and'
broad range of knowledge.
"He was a constructive statesman,
laying foundations deep and well, con
servatively, consistently and ably ad
vancing legislation of the highest or
der. The postal saving bank law'
alone will place Senator Carter's name
on the scroll of fame. His deep and
abiding interest in the reclamation cf
the arld landi has been of incalcul
able value to the west. The projects
now under way and those completed
will stand as a lasting monument to
his fidelity. Being a self-made man,
his life should stand as an example
to the young men of this country of
what can be accomplished under our
American Institution."
A Message.
Senator Dixon yesterday received
e following telegram from S. J.
rurphy, one of the senate doorkeep.
Waehirtnq. .aet. 17.
Senator Carter died at 8 o'clock this
morning after one week's illness.
Funeral here Tuesday.
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There was a good attendance at the
regular weekly meeting of Missoula
socialist local in the Eagles' hall yes
terday afternoon. The speaker of the
occasion was Rev. Elmer E. Burtner
of the Congregational church. In ad
dition to his address there was a short
talk by Rev. Benjamin Allen of Mem
phis, Tenn., a socialist worker who has
been in Missoula for several days.
After mentioning that he was glad
to speak to local organizations Mr.
Burtner stated that he was not afraid
of any movement that was inquiring
after the truth. "The truth can hurt
nobody," he said, "but error may for
a time involve us in a difficulty from
which it may not be easy to extrl
cate ourselves." He stated that some
people are troubled over liberal the
ology, or over Christian Solence, but
that for himself, while he sorrows to
see anyone led from their moorings,
he had great peace in the assurance
that if there Is anything to learn
from these radical departures we
should soon have it .and profit by it
He stated that he reads some on
soclalism and whenever he is asked is
glad to speak to socialists; that he Is
glad to do it in order to have them
get his attitude and understand his
point of view. "JIecause," said he,
"all of the misunderstanding one of
the other Is not on our side."
The thureh.
Then he took up the first point of
his address which was a statement of
what the church is and what are its
aims. He said in part: "As an or.
ganisation the church is human-Just
as human as men arb except insfater
as it embodies an unearthly spirit.
Jesus gathered some followers about
him and spoke of 'my church.' That
organisation had no other reason .for
its existenrice than to communicate his
spirit to the world and. proclaim his
"But that is a big job. Human na
ture does not even yield as readily
to our reforpjs as we think it should
There are 'wftish min to deal with:
rJall men, awd those who are blind,
I have known even socialists to lapse.
And while they manifest a seal in
that propaganda which often shames
the loyalty of churches, yet they do
not attend their church much better,
if any, than my church members do
theirs. 'Tis marvelous how much
truth some sinners can face and not
wince. And then you often take the
church to task over the confusion of
its creeds and that it has always
been in the way in the world. It
opposed science and has recently
fought evolution. It is filled with
superstition, so it is said. Well, any
way, it has kept learning alive when
the pursuit of knowledge might have
become an abandoned enterprise. What
is more, the nature of religion is not
recognised unelss it is seen to be a
radical thing in the realm of conduct
and morals. But men who are radi
cal in these matters can hardly be too
cautious about taking up with any
new idea until it is known to be harm
less to the precious verities in their
keeping. It is not fair to throw too
many stones at the church on that
account. It has its faults-God knows
it has. But it does not deserve to be
abandoned by frail men on that ac
"Now some things cannot be ex
pected of the church. It cannot be
expected to advocate political or. eco
nomical schemes about which men
may honestly differ. It connot he in
terested in your cause except upon its
moral side and in that it is on the side
of the entire labor movement, not all
of whose adherents are socialists by
any means. It must preach against
the social injustice. If it says, 'Thou
shalt not steal' it must also say, 'Thou
shalt not rebate.' If it says, 'Thou
shalt not lie,' it must also say, 'Thou
shalt not sell watered stock.' If it
says, 'Thou shalt not covet' it must
also say, 'Thou shalt not pay girls
less wages than they can live on and
force them into lives of ruin.'
About Duncan.
"But that is one thing and advo
cating socialism Is another. Mr.
Duncan recently said he preached
t'ruth and lost his job. I have never
known a sooialist who lost his pulpit
and 'did not deserve it. They have
all been radical • men--not careful
teachers. They disregarded many
things that a teacher holds to be
fundamental. I can easily understand
how a man of Mayor Duncan's tem.
perment could be ousted from his pul
pit-not altogether because he
preached the truth, either,
"And 'nowoitb main reason why the
church cannot do what you want is
because you want too much. You
have more roi.l4enoe In your scheme
than you ought to have. The church
hat been In the business of chang
ing human nature longer than you
have and knows a heap more about
it. It knows that humanity cannot
be changed in the mass. There is
only one way that is sure or capable
of wide application, and that is to
take men In all their sinl and change
them. And though their sils be an
scarlet they shall be white as wol;
though they be red like crims'on they
shall be white as snow. It is often
said among you that there will be
neither opportunity for nor incentive
to rascality in a socialistic state. That
is, you maintain that environment will
change men who are now cunning
rascals into men of honor. Now the
church knows better. You say of the
men who evade laws drawn in defense
of the people, who rebate and sell
watered stock that they are products
of a system, capitalism. And you
claim that Jesus was the great so
cialist. Well, he was the greatest ad
vocate of human rights the world has
ever known. But no one ever heard
from him any such nonsense as that
men are not culpable for their dis
honesty because they were capitalists.
On the contrary he pronounced them
dishonest and said that the trouble
was with their hearts. From within
proceed all manner of sins. Can one
imagine him sitting down among a
group of capitalists who sell watered
stock and by every damnable thievery
rob the public and fill their own cof
fers with gold and saying to them,
'Ah you poor fellows! You have been
caught in the mashes of a bad sys
tem of industry. You have taken
what does not belong to you, but you
could not help it, for unfortunately
you are capitalists, poor fellows.'
"No, no. He would say: 'Woe unto
you hypocrites, unjust, extortioners!
You devour widows' houses and for a
pretense make long prayers. If you
do not repent and stop your meanness,
you will go to hell,' And itf mor
ality has any meaning Jesus was
right; and if you do not agree with
him, why just take the bull by the
horns and make the best of it. There
is no such short-cut to character as
you propose. It never has been won
in any way other than by a stern,
moral battle and the external or
ganltations that society has assumed
from time to time have not changed
one whit the manner of this achieve.
ment. And so I felt sure that your
change would not be an exception. If
a man Is not more than his environ.
ment then all life is mockery, But
he is able to sin now and will be
either under state socialism or co
operative industry. You have found
that human nature extends over Into
your own ranks and you will find that
it will always be with you.
"Now I understand the bitterness
that iome of your class feel toward
the operators of our Industry. I
think I even understand some of your
ilwilll toward the church. But It is
only fair to point out that with all
its deficiencies the church has pro
vided the only civilisation where your
movement can take root and grow.
No other working men are o*pable of
the Indignation and resentment you
possess. The church forged your
weapons and handed them over to you
-but onlly after centuries of brooding
over her children.
"There is a place for you in the
church. And you need the church. In
your struggle for your rights the
church is your best friends. If you
were working at your cause from
the church I believe you would ad
vance more rapidly in the real issues
of your struggle. Some ministers and
some laymen are against you, but not
all of them. There is nothing in Pro
testantism to prevent you from chang
Mrs. H. Sadowski
of New York
Representing the
Manufacturers of
Will be in our Store
September Nineteenth
You are cordially invited
to meet her
ing the church b.te wilthia na. noth.
tnl to keep you fpom advsaelag fW t
cause although mbahber atf the ecai
"Much of your attitude to the ohar .'.
Is due to mlsunderstadtlag", I t3lk.'
But I have come to .you In the hoe
that you might see my point of vliw.
If you have, I am glad. .1 assure yr.
of my sympathy In helplang the bea4k
workers* of .our country to theiP
After the address, over an hour ws
devoted to questioning the speaker
and In criticism of his address. A
vote of thanks for him was given a4 -
a cordial Invitation extended him, to
be with the local agan,.
Ooldfield. Nev., Sept. 17.--Fire eolv :
nating In a tailor shop burned a hblf.
dozen buildings here today and threat
ened the entire business section. Amonf
the buildings gutted was the Turf sb
loon, an old-time headquarters of tla1*
Ing stock promoters.

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