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MR. CORMLEY TELLS WHAT HE WOULD DO IN C CONGRESS. d DIXON DESERVES NO CREDIT r Accomplished None of Things For t Which Is Credited-Should Be 0 h Succeeded. n From Saturday's Daily. .A man from the second largest wool producing county in the state advo cating a democratic tariff before an b audience in the center of the largest r wool producing county in the state was the spectacle afforded at the opera house last night. It may be said that it required nerve to do this, but A. C. Gormley was possessed of it and, furthermore, was there to ask the audience to send him to congress in order that he might do all in his power to make effective the tariff on d the staple that he advocated. The meeting was presided over by t Nat G. Carwile and grouped about t him were several more prcminent members of the local democracy, who C manifested their approval of Mr. g Gormley's remarks by applauding f them. Modest Mr. Kay. John M. Kay, democratic nominee t for state superintendent of public in- C struction, was the first speaker intro- s duced. He spoke briefly, saying that I he would not detain the audience I long, adding that his auditors were present to "listen to issues" of the t day. Without mentioning that dis- I tinguished democrat's name, Mr. Kay 1 mildly scored the present state super intendent for his neglect to prepare I a proper and suitable course of study i for the schools of the state, and i promised that if he succeeded him the matter would be attended to as I it should. The speaker also said that he was in favor of revising the exist- 1 ing school laws, particularly in refer- 1 ence to the holdings of teachers' in stitutes. A Native Son. Mr. Carwile expressed the pleasure it gave him to introduce as the next speaker A. C. Gormley, who wants to go to congress. Great emphasis was laid upon the nativity of the gentle man, who to the accident of birth can claim Montana as his native state. While still seated and awaiting his turn, Mr. Gormley impressed the au dience as a man who had a rather exalted opinion of himself, an impres sion that was further strengthened ere he had spoke a dozen words. Af fecting the manner of men who have gained reputations for the impressive ness of their oratory, the son of Mon tana indulged in a form of mild calis thenics throughout the entire deliv ery of his little speech that took shape in constant teetering on heel and toe which at times threatened to cause him to lose his balance and fall prone upon the stage. IAfter the usual distribution of ver bal saccherinity anent the beauties of the city and intelhligence of its peo ple that forms the prelude to all cam paign oratory, Mr. Gormley took occa sion to deplore the feeling that cropped out in this as well as all other political contests, and then sailed into national issues. He spoke of Jeffer son, to be sure, and after quoting from the declaration of ,the patron saint of democracy about the powers of gov ernment being derived from the con sent of the governed proceeded to wallop the fiendish republican party for its enslavement of the noble Fili pinos and its absolute refusal to give them any promise of ultimate and complete independence. But the name of Jefferson was not the only one invoked. Lincoln, who is dead and consequently harmless to the democracy, was apotheosized and Mr. Gormley read an extract from one of his speeches delivered during the Lincoln-Douglas campaign. It caused him real anguish of mind and torture of soul that the republi can party of today is no longer the party of Lincoln, no, not even that of McKinley. Imperialism, militarism, colonialism and several more isms were strongly played and the people were warned against the fate of Rome, whose footsteps Mr. Gormley insisted the present national adminis tration was stubbornly and wickedly following. The Parker misrepresenta tion anent the six hundred millions and more spent by the government in the Philippines since their acquisition was embellished and thrown upon the oratorical screen for the audience to contemplate. Not satisfied with pay- I ing Spain for something she had no 1 title to and no right to sell, the tyran- i ical republican administration which I by a mistake of the people was in- 1 stalled in power at Washington was I insistent upon its despotism and tyr- I anny of a people that should by every concept and precept of right and law I be free. To enable it to do this the 4 massec were being taxed beyond en- E durance to keep up a huge standing t army, etc., etc., etc. 1 The trusts were assaulted and dis sected, and, as usual, the protective tariff was responsible for their exist ence. The overwhelming love of the republican party for such combina tions was shown and denial was made of the claim that the administration had succeeded in putting any of them out of business. A republican attor ney general was blamed because the beef trust had not been satisfied with the decision of a lower court adverse to it and for the subsequent appeal to the supreme court of the United States and for the refusal of that tri bunal to take up the appeal out of its regular order and decide the ques tion at issue. Chairman Cortelyou was charged with using the informa tion he secured while secretary of commerce and labor to force the trusts to make prodigious contribu tions to the republican campaign fund. Colorado was dragged upon the stage and Mr. Gormley blamed Presi dent Roosevelt for not having inter fered there and stopped the deporta tion of men the citizens of the state thought they could get along without. If they elected Parker the citizens of the United States need have no fear of a repetition of like outrages, for he was one of the nation's great est constitutional lawyers, a man who knew the constitution even better than those who prepared it. A defense of Bryan was made and he was shown to be a pure and saintly man for now supporting Parker and the platform he only recently declared was expressive of nothing to which the party subscribed and who said Parker's nomination had been secured by trickery and fraud. Mr. Gormley called him "our peerless leader," al though it is. generally supposed that the Nebraskan has been deposed from the leadership and that it is vested at present in a gentleman hailing from Esopus. Having disposed of national issues to his eminent and entire satisfac tion, Mr. Gormley took a throw at state affairs. Salvation was to be had only in electing the democratic ticket. The party responsible for it was dominated by no clique, faction or person; it abhorred everything akin to corporations and fairly fainted at hints of corporation control. All the great reforms urged by Governor Toole two years ago, when the house was republican and the senate "turned him down" were reviewed, but the audience was. disappointed because nothing was said why the use of the broom had not been advised when both houses of the legislature were of the governor's party. Insincerity was charged to the republicans for de manding the changes recommended in their state platform and they were accused of trying to blind the people and catch votes. The populists and laborites, who did not want office, but were prompted solely by exalted pa triotic impulses, had endorsed the democratic ticket and stood a solid phalanx for Toole and reform. Fu sion was glorified and the fusees were canonized. Dixon a Pretender. Getting right down to the things in which he wts most interested him self, Mr. Gormley proceeded to flay Mr. Dixon. When he got through with the congressman he stood in a sorry light before the audience. Mr. Gormley showed absolutely, so he thought, that Dixon had done nothing during the two years he has been in congress, except to draw his salary. It was Senator. Clarke, assist ed a little, possibly, by Senator Gib son, who secured opening of the Crow reservation-Mr. Dixon simply handed the bill to the clerk of the house to read. Mr. Dixon may have done a little toward the success of the effort to open a large part of the Flat head reservation, but this he did in THE LARGEST STOOK THE MOST IDVANHOED DE SIGNS THE VERY BEST GOODS AT MOST REASONABLE PRIOES ALWAYS TO BE FOUND AT A. A. HOWE'S " EXOLUSIVE MILLINERY STORE 114 NORTH 27THST the interest of a few grasping cor porations and not in the inteerst of the people of the state or for the pur pose of providing homes for settlers. In fact, Dixon was held up as obtain ing money and reputation under false pretense. But Mr. Gormley said he wanted to be fair with his opponent and then be came "sarklastick," as Josh Billings said. Taking for true the record said to have been made by him-securing passage of more bills than any other member of congress-why then it would be foolish to send him back. A new and inexperienced man, Mr. Gormley, should be elected, for it had been shown that such a one was ca pable of accomplishing more than the men who had been in congress for years and years. An Oratorical Hurricane. Judge W. Y. Pemberton followed. The none too large audience now be gan to thin out, having satisfied its curiosity concerning Mr. Gormley; and the judge asked that no more leave, as he was going to speak only a few minutes. Although ever advancing years may have dimmed his power of argument and reasoning, the judge is still the happy possessor of a voice that makes itself heard. He also emphasized the nativity of Mr. Gormley and pro nounced him one of the brainiest and most brilliant young men in the state, a very intellectual giant. In a con trary slighting strain allusion was made to Dixon because of being less fortunate in the selection a state in which he was to be born. "When Mr. Dixon was still running over the grav elly hills of North Carolina, his heels covered with t-a-h," said the judge, "A. C. Gormley and Montana were sweethearts." This fetched 'em. Judge Pemberton then took up state issues and said there were none this year, both political parties had adopted the same platforms. The re publicans had taken "Joe" Toole's message of two years ago and crammed it into their platform and now asked the people to support it. The primary election law, the initia tive and referendum, the fellow ser vant law and the other reforms de manded by the republicans were dis cussed severally. In speaking of the primary election law the judge became somewhat severe on his own county, Silver 'Bow, where he said the people no longer had anything to say as to whom should be nominated. That strongly democratic county he said was dominated by the corpora tions operating within it and their "grafters" and hirelings dictated to the honest men what they should do. Scores Democrats. Idirectly the democratic legisla tures were scored for having ignored Governor Toole's recommendations in the direction of needed and crying reforms, for he asserted that they meant restoration of power to where it rightfully belonged, the people, from whom it had been taken. Car ried away by his righteous' indigna tion, the judge solemnly,asserted that the corporations were in control of the state and its most sacred institu tions. The iniquities of the tariff were ex. posed as a change and the people were told how they were being robbed right and left through the workings of protection. Because of the opportuni ties to commit robbery the iniquitous republican tariff afforded them the trusts were annually filching a billion six million dollars from the American families, who were rendered helpless to save themselves. Lustily the judge laid about when he got the trusts where he wanted them and the stage became strewn with their fragments. 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Thirty years experience. Leave or ders at Holmes & Rixon's idrug store Montana avenue. 5 T-tt LED LENGTHY CHASE. Bold hief Makes Long But Ineffect ual Run. the district court convenes next month John Fisher will have to answer to the charge of grand lar ceny. He was arrested yesterday for stealing a valuable otter cape belong ing to Mrs. W. L. Linton. The gar ment had been hung in the yard for the purpose of airing it. Fisher hap pened that way and saw it. He scaled the fence and helped himself to the cape and started to run off. He was observed by Mrs. Linton, who gave the alarm. Two policemen and Mr. Linton gave chase. Mr. Lin ton was on horseback and overhauled the thief near the Northern Pacific railroad bridge. Just before he approached him the man was seen to drop a bundle and when Mr. Linton overtook. him he asked him what the package con tained. The answer was that is was something the man had picked up at the stockyards. Mr. Linton took the fellow inncharge and also secured the package, which contained his wife's cape, and after going a short distance put his prisoner into a hack and sub sequently turned him over to the po licemen, who were following him. This morning Fisher was arraigned before Judge Mann and wanted to plead guilty. The offense alleged be ing one over which he had no Juris diction, his honor bound the defend ant over to the district court. Being unable to give bond, he was commit ted. Calling cards at The Gazette office. (First Publication Oct. 21, '04.--6w.) NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION. Department of the Interior, Land Office at Bozeman, Montana, Oct. 15, 1904. Notice is hereby given that the fol lowing named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in suuport of his claim, and that said proof will be made before C. N. Skill man, U. S. Commissioner, in his of fice at Big Timber, Montana, on No vember 28, 1904, viz: HERBERT O. WOODS, Homestead entry No. 5023, for the NE1A section 8, township 2 north, range 20 east M. P. M. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of said land, viz.: Walter Leggett, of Merrill, Montana; Samuel Andrews, of Mer rill, Montana; William Gugler, of Busteed, Montana; Thomas Busteed, of Busteed, Montana. M. R. WILSON, Register. I (First Publication Oct. 11, 1904-3t) SHERIFF'S SALE. First National Bank of Billings, a cor * poration, Plaintiff vs. William Kin nick, Defendant. To be sold at Sheriff's Sale on the first ,day of November, A. D. 1904, at ten o'clock a. m., at the front door of the Court House in Billings, Yellow stone County, vlontana, the following property belonging to the defendant: Lots 1 and 2, and east half of south west quarter of section thirty, town .ship two south of range twenty-three east, in said county and state. 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