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The i. Gazette.
aett Pripting Company, Publishers Issued Semi-Weekly. Fui8DAY8 AND FRIDAYS. Subscription Rates. One year, in advance............53.00 Six months ............. ...1.50 Entered at the Billipga Postofflce as Second Clas s Matter. REPUBLICAN NATIONAL TICKET, For President: THEODORE ROOSEVELT of New York. For Vice-President: CHARLES W. FAIRBANKS of Indiana. REPUBLICAN STATE TICKET, For Presidential Electors, PAUL McCORMICK of Yellowstone. ''HOMAS DUNCAN of Madison. A. W. MERRIFIELD of Flathead. For Member of Congress, JOSEPH M. DIXON of Missoula. For Governor, WILLIAM LINDSAY of Dawson. S. For Lieutenant Governor, ERNEST W. KING " of Gallatin. rFor Chief Justice, "'HEODORE BRANTLY L'". ' ".of Powell. For Clerk of the Supreme Court, JOHN T. ATHEY of Cascade. For Secretary of State, ABRAHAM N. YODER S. ~of Silver Bow. .:For Attorney General, . AL±ERT J. GALEN x.f iLewis and Clarke. s" For State Auditor, HARRY R. CUNNINGHAM of Silver Bow. For State Treasurer, JAMES H. RICE of Chouteau. For Superintendent of ±'ublic Instruc tion. WILLIAM E. HAHIMON of Gallatin. REPUBLICAN JUDICIAL TICKET. For Judge of the Seventh Judicial District, CHARLES H. LOUD. REPUBLICAN COUNTY TICKET. For Representative, CHAUNCEY C. BEVER. For Sheriff, WILLIAM P. ADAMS. For Treasurer, HENRY WHITE. For Assessor, WARREN A. EVANS. Ivor County Attorney, 'MARRY L. WILSON. For County Clerk, JOHN W. FISH. Fbr Clerk of the District Court, CASS PRUDHOMME f.r County Superintendent of Schools, .MRS. MARGUERITE M. STRANG. For Public Administrator, W. F. SYLVESTER. For County Surveyor, PHILIP M. GALLAHER. For Coroner, J. H. RINEHART. mr Justices of the Peace, Billings Township, A. FRASER, A. P. HART. For Constables, Billings Township, C. E. MOWRE, GEORGE W. STODDARD. Tuesday, October 25, 1904. THE JUDGESHIP. Vfry rightly is it maintained that the judiciary sould be kept out of politics, but so long as the respective poiitical parties continue to nominate men.for the position of judge, so long It may be accepted as an absolutet petainty that, all things being equal, o -cherents of those parties will .e for the man on their ticket. In he present campaign both the repub Poas and democrats have a candi dfr for the judgeship of the seventh 4t.ri It is very likely that had it ot1na to? the pesonal feeling that p. esgodqred nli. tIe enmity that ,i r ir n one of the counties 'b .10ernlry, there wirld be only qs, lakt in the oeld. and he the republican. At the preceding elec tion for judge there was only one, the man who is now on the bench, and it was generally accepted that the democrats would honor him with another endorsement this time, but those who have become his enemies took advantage of the opportunity of fered and cloaked their real motives by appealing to party pride and were the prime movers in the scheme that had its culmination in the democratic convention held in this city. They arrived here without any de fined plan or idea, except that they must "beat Loud." Apparently they had no one in their own party whom they considered competent or capable of accomplishing that which was near est to their hearts, so they offered the nomination to a republican, advanc ing the specious plea that they de sired to "keep the judiciary out of politics." The proferred honor was declined and it became necessary to look elsewhere. An estimable gentle man, a democrat, was finally prevailed upon to accept the nomination and he is now the party's candidate. It is not the wish of The Gazette to say aught against him, for he is a good and honest man, but even his most ardent friends must admit that he lacks experience and that no matter how great may have been his knowl edge of law at one time, that that knowledge has been allowed to be come rusty during the' many years that have elapsed since he actively engaged in his profession. On the other hand, his opponent has been continuously on the bench for the last eight years and the learning he pos sessed when he ascended it has been manifestly increased since then. In every way has Judge Loud comported himself as a able, dignified and incor ruptible judge and there is none in the state today who holds a higher position in the regard and respect of the bar and bench of the state than be. In the matter of being sustained by the *supreme court his record is particularly an enviable one. Fewer reversals are scored against him than almost any other judge whose cases have been reviewed by the tribunal. For the reasons given The Gazette unhesitatingly approves of Judge Loud's renomination and earnestly hopes for his re-election, a hope that is certain of fruition, for the people .f the district know him and appre ciate him at his real worth. GORMLEY'S FALSEHOOD EXPOSED In the undignified campaign A. C. Gormley is conducting against Joseph M. Dixon he has seen fit to belittle the congressman's achievements for the good of the state he so ably rep resents at the nationaJ capital. Mr. Gormley would have the people be lieve that Mr. Dixon is a fraud, travel ing under false pretense and arrogat ing to himself credit for things he has not done. He denies that he secured the opening of the Crow reservation, claiming the honor for that achieve ment for a democratic senator, and denies also everything else credited to the very able gentleman whom the people have decidd to return for two years more. In only one instance does the demo c atic candidate appear willing to ac cord to Mr. Dixon that which his friends say he is justly entitled to, and does so because he believes he can use it to his detriment and in jury. Reference is had to the restora tion of a large area embraced in the Flathead Indian reservation. This he pretends to believe was done for the benefit of certain wealthy corpora tions in order that they might secure possession of valuable timber lands. In his speech here last rFiday night Mr. Gormley went over Mr. Dixon's record piecemeal and attempted to show that he had accomplished noth ing for the state he is representing. Getting down to minor matters he charged that the bill introduced by Mr. Dixon, and which congress passed, to validate and confirm title to cer tain lands in the Bitter Root valley had been solely offered in the interest of the Anaconda Copper Mining com pany, one of the subsidiary institu tions of the Amalgamated company. Before coming here Mr. Gormley had made the same charge in other places. This induced the chairman of the Missoula county republican commit tee to write to some of the men who asked Mr. Dixon to secure passage of the bill. The reply received appears in the news columns of this issue of The Gazette. It is a complete and specifis denial of Mr. Gormley's charge. Its perusal is recommended, for it shows the falsity of the accusa tion made and also shows what kind of man it is who is asking the people of Montana to send him as their rep resentative in place of Mr. Dixon. It will require something stronger than the arguments and appeals of a lot of men supporting the ticket nom inated at the behest of Heinze, Clark and the Amalgamated to induce the right thinking men of Yellowstone county to vote to put democrats into offce: TOOLE'8 OPINIQN OF TOOLE. In an interview published in the Helena Independent of September 1, 1898, the Honorable Joseph K. Toole delivered himself as follows; "Possibly 'fusion' might make more certain the accomplishment of cer tain desired results in certain states where local evils need correcting, but who cannot forsee that a victory won under such a combination would be freighted with hazards and followed by a train of evils that would prob ably outweigh and outnumber any possible advantage obtained. Chief among these, I reckon that almost unt form lack of responsibility which a mongrel ticket feels for its course and conduct. To encourage such, in my opinion, tends simply to demoralize and destroy those patriotic forces ac mustomed to act upon principle, and substitute in their stead that discord Int, disappointed, scrambling element :hat never rises higher than 'expedi mncy' or 'policy' the profoundest statesmanship of which is employed, irst, in a satisfactory division of the fices, and, second, in devising ways and, means by which, upon the expira. ;ion of their terms, they can divide hem again. t'If breaking into public office is to )e encouraged or tolerated, the much :alked of 'fusion' may succeed, but it Something higher than a mere strug ;le for place and preferment shall inimate us, is will fail utterly and :ompletely." "Unfaltering and unswerving in its treat purpose, the democratic party challenges the gold standard, and in rites and welcomes into its fold all who can subscribe to its chief tenet. lut in doing this, no prudent or loyal lemocrat, no populist or silver re uublican of intelligent conviction can expect this great historic party to abdicate its power and prestige, de troy its organization and forfeit the yell earned confidence of the people, )y assuming the name and submit ing to the leadership of that tenta ive political fungus called 'fusion.'" At the time when Governor Toole ;poke these brave words he was prac icing law as the attorney of some of he corporations that he is now serv ng in another capacity. He was not candidate for office, and had noth ng to gain or lose in the campaign hat was then approaching. It may se assumed, therefore, that he ut ered his real sentiments, and every lord that he then spoke damns the :ombination of which he is now the lead and front. The fusion of which uis present candidacy is the product s far more offensive in its elements Lnd its methods than any that was, ontemplated at the time when he ised the above language of condemn Ltion. While it pretends to 'be a union of he democrats, the populists, the so alled labor party, etc., it is nothing )f the kind. It was the work of a ;quad of tricksters and hirelings, rep-' *esenting no principle and no respect-; able element of population, united )nly in a conspiracy to secure the )ffices, gain the control of the state Iovernment, and turn it over to the :orporations. It is far worse than the aggregation which he justly charac erized as "that discordant, disap )ointed, scrambling element that never rises higher than expediency >r policy, the profoundest statesman ship of which is employed, first, in a satisfactory division of the offices, and, second, in devising ways and means by which, upon the expiration f their terms, they can divide them again." It is no answer to this that the candidates on the ticket are demo crats. The means by which the fu sion was brought about are notorious. The "grafters" who usurped the au hority to represent the populists, the labor party, and the rest of the "mon grel" collection, made their terms, and the terms were that they should have the appointive offices. Hence, we are asked to invite that "train of evils"-that "almost uniform lack of responsibility" which Governor Toole represents as the fruit of fusion. There is another feature which is strikingly exposed in the above inter views, it is the intense flagrant self ishness of Joseph K. Toole. In 1898, when he had nothing at stake, he spoke of that "tentative political fun gus called fusion" and condemned it in bitter terms. In 1904, being him self a candidate, he invites and pro motes by the coarsest huckstering and the lowest tricks of a politician and a demagogue a more offensive fusion than that which he had pre viously denounced. His affectation of lofty virtue and devotion to principle disappears, and he is seen in his true character as a self-seeking candidate ready to barter all pretenses of con sistency or conviction to gain sup port. A railroad commission has become an absolute necessity for the protec tion of the public in Montana. The republican party stands pledged to the enactment of a law creating such a body. ALL THS WEEK! ROAD ROAD ROAD ROAD Sold Sold Sold Sold Sold Sold Sold Sold Sold ROAD ROAD ROAD ROAD Sold Sold If Want You One ROAD ROAD ROAD ROAD You Hurry Better Up. ROAD ROAD ROAD ROAD Sold Sold Sold Sold Sold Sold ROAD ROAD ROAD ROAD We will push the sale of these beautiful little ten-acre alfalfa and fruit farms adjoining the city of Billings, and will be glad to have you call and we will show you the property free of charge. We give you two and one-half shares of Big Ditch company stock with each ten-acre tract and only ask you to make a very small payment and we will give you five years in which to pay the balance. SEE US TODAY. North Real Estate, Loan & Title Company Owners, Valuators and Dealers in Real Estate THE BIG OFFICES OPPOSITE THE NEW COURT HOUSE BILLINGS, - Telephone 123 - MONTANA AS TO COLORADO. When the democratic national com mittee and the state committee caused 'Senator Patterson of Colorado to visit Montana for the purpose of turning the labor vote over to that party they did not think that he would be followed by the trail of facts 3 which are now being unearthed to disprove his charge that the republicans of Colorado are respon sible for the deplorable social condi tions existing in parts of that com monwealth. The principal object, of course, was to carry the state for Parker, consequently rMr. Patterson was given unbridled license to say anything he wished concerning Presi dent Roosevelt, so long as he made it appear that he was party to a com- j pact by which organized labor was to be driven from Colorado. Patterson performed his part of the contract to the best of his ability, but the half truths and downright falsehoods he told are beginning to rebound to the discomfiture of the men and party whom he was supposed to aid. In Montana are plenty of reputable persons who are familiar with the origin of the labor troubles in Colo rado. They are also familiar with the connection existing between the two political parties and the legisla tion that finally brought about the troubles at Cripple Creek and the other mining camps. Responsibility t for those troubles rests with the dem ocrats. The legislature passed an eight hour law, applying to the mining dis- E tricts. This the supreme court de clared to be unconstitutional. At the ensuing election a constitutional amendment was submitted authoriz ing such legislation. This carried overwhelmingly. It was endorsed by both parties and every man elected to the legislature stood pledged to the enactment of a law making eight hours a day's labor in the mines, mills and smelters. The State Feder ation of labor drafted a bill for the law and it was introduced in the house, which had a republican ma- r iority of thirteen. It passed every republican voting for the measure. The senate was controlled by the I democrats, who had a majority of t fifteen. It refused to accept I the house bill and offered a c substitute. The usual conference a was held; the committee could not p agree. A few minutes before the a final adjournment, of the legislature t [Chapple Furniture Company Everybody should have a mind of their own; Everybody has a an way of their own. So my friend when you want to buy : .e: anything, buy it your own way. Cash or on Payments. - - Everybody says ours Js the best and largest stock; Prices the lowest in SPFurniture, Carpets, Draperies, LUnoleums, and etc. e CHAPPLE FURNITURE CO. " o Rememberl Opposite Northern Hotel. T. CHAPPL, Mr. REAL ESTATE FOR SALE We desire to say to all intending purchasers of real estate, that we have a long list of the best property consisting of town lots business and residence property, ten acre tracts, and farms, for sale on very easy payments and you will save money by buy ing here. North Real Estate, Loan & Title Co. OWNERS, VALUATORS AND MANAGERS OF REAL ESTATE .Opposite New Court House - BILLINGS, MONTANA. -- t- the democratic senate withdrew its conference committee, thus killing the bill. The indignation of the laboring men was so great that talk of violence was heard almost everywhere and threats of hanging democratic sena tors were made. It was shown con clusively that the men who defeated the bill had been bribed. Having been 'defrauded of their right the miners and millmen lost patience and the trouble which the democrats are now trying to use as a weapon against the national administration followed. It can be seen whether they are telling the truth when they attempt to hold the republican party responsible. It is significant that Governor Toole had to give his solemn pledge that in the event of his re-election, he would not consent to become a candidate for the United States sen ate, but would fill the entire term as governor, before he was given the support of one of the large corpora tions at Butte. Had he done it at any other time than during a political campaign in which he himself is a candidate, the democratic newspapers of the country could be depended upon to be un stinted in the words of praise of the president for having summarily re moved those dishonest inspectors at New York for their share of guilt in the General -Slocum horror. Commen dation is now withheld for fear that it might prove helpful to him politi cally. cally. -mm- GUS SMITH DBALER IN New and Second=Hand Goods Heating Stoves from $2.50 up. Cook Stoves from $5.00 up. Ranges at reasonable prices. Wagons, Carriages, Saddles and Harness, Furniture of all kinds in stock. Mandolins and Banjos. Storage for small articles. Also Dhaying. 2908 Mnnesota Ave. Mutual Phone 132.