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THE WESTERN NEWS.
VOLUME XIV. HAMILTON. MONTANA, WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 21 1904. NUMBER 48 TOOLE AGAIN TO LEAD THE DEMOCRATIC HOSTS PLATFORM HONESTLY AND SINCERELY PLEDGES NEEDED REFORMS. LABOR PARTIES INDORSE THE TICKET Contesting Delegations From Butte Each Given Half Vote—Factions Make a Stand Off and the Other 25 Counties Nominate a Winning licket. DEMOCRATIC STATE TICKET Presidential Electors— PAUL A. FUSE J of Granite EDWARD CARDWELL of Jefferson . PATRICK J. CARNEY of Madison. For Congressman— A. C. GORMLEY of Cascade. For Governor— JOSEPH K. TOOLE of Lewis and Clarke. For Lieutenant Governor— EDWIN NORRIS of Beaverhead. For Chief Justice— D. F. SMITH of Flathead. For Clerk of Supreme Court— FINLAY McRAE of Lewis and Clarke. For Auditor— PHIL C. GOODWIN of Silver Bow. For Secretary of State— _ MILES ROMNEY ot Ravalli. For Treasurer— D. G. BROWNE of Chouteau. For Attorney General— CHAS. H. HALL of Missoula. For Supt. of Public Instruction— J. M. KAY of Carbon. The democratic state convention held in Helena last week was one of the most remarkable political gather ings ever held in the state. More than a thousand prominent and repre sentative democrats were there and the feeling of responsibility to the people, first of all, was shared by a great majority. With the presidency, a United States senatorship and com plete state and county tickets at issue the thou ght uppermost in the party mind was that the right must be done at all hazards. The overshadowing personality of that patriot and states man, Governor Joseph K. Toole, was acknowledged by men of all factions and shades of opinion. The man was the idol of the convention and the things that he stands for were unan imously and without question' accept ed as the tenets of party faith. The belief was universally felt that none more keenly realizes conditions in this state than he and having abso lute confidence in his honesty .sincerity and wisdom the democratic hosts de sired him to point the way. Marked was the contrast between the attitude of the democracy under the leadership of Governor Toole and the Billings convention held the week before which was manipulated by that past master in political juggling, Ex-Senator Thos. H. Carter, aided by his horde of conniving understudies. Called to Older. The convention was called to order in the auditorium by Chairman Toorn ey of the central committee at 2:20 p. m. The hall was gayly decorated with the national colors and patriotic strains were rendersd by the famous Boston & Montana band. Governor Toole entered during Chairman Toom ey's opening speech and received a magnificent ovation. The chairman announced that Ed win Norris of Beaverhead and Harvey Bliss of Sweet Grass had been chosen chairman and secretary respectively. Following the speech of Mr. Norris the great fight of the convention was p recipitated. Contesting delegations were there from Silver Bow, as usual, the one representing the Amalgamat ed interests and the other Mr. Heinze. After considerable debate, that be came heated at times, the convention decided to refer preliminary matters in the regular manner to the usual committees. The contest from Silver Bow, re ferred to the committee on credentials, came before the convention for final settlement Thursday morning. The committee on credentials after being in session many hours had finally at 1:00 o'clock Thursday morning, agreed to submit two reports. The majority report recommended that neither of the contesting delegations from Butte be given seats. This report was sign ed by Chas. Scharf, of Jefferson; M. M, Joyce, of Missoula; J. J. Dobson,of Fergus; C. C. Hurley, of Dawson; M. B. Conrow, of Flathead; G. T. Paul,of Beaverhead; J. W. Franks, of Ravalli; C. O. Gruwell, of Yellowstone; John Hogan, of Park; J. B. Blewett, of Carbon; W. A, Tremblay, of Custer; W. T. Robertson, of Meagher, and W. R. Brooks, of Gallatin. The minority report, which was signed by 12 members, provided for the seating of the Amalgamated delegation. The signers of the minority report were J. M. Madden, of Deer Lodge; T. L. Brown, of Granite; C. E. Duer, of Choteau; J. J. Amiott, of Valley; George Cockrell, of Powell; T. J. Thompson, of Rose bud; H. J. Schreimer, of Madison; Harvey Bliss, of Sweet Grass; E. H. Goodman, of Broadwater; T.E.Brady, of Cascade; H. S. Hepner, of Lewis and Clarke; Henry Beaupre, of Teton. Follow ing the reading of tne reports a fierce fight threatened and which was avoided when Gov. Toole spoke, in seconding Judge John M. Evans' motion, in favor of giving each dele gation from Silver Bow half a vote. Speaking in favor of this compro mise Judge Evans said: "I think that under the circumstances that confront us, this convention should harmonize. Personally I think it would be moral ly right if we would build a Chinese wall around Silver Bow and elect Pat Mullins or some other man king of Silver Bow. Let us democrats from other sections of the state give each of these delegates from Silver Bow half a vote, and then let them go back home and settle their differences." Governor Toole spoke in favor of the substitute, "I quite agree with the remarks of the gentleman from Missoula," said the governor. "Now is the time and place for us to settle all controversies. We must remember that in November there is to be an election. - I wish it understood that I do not propose to champion the cause of any faction in the democratic party. Ordinarilly in a democratic conven tion I am willing to accept the report of any committee. But under the present extraordinary conditions I be lieve the substitute offered by my col league from Lewis and Clarke is wise. This is a remarkable case. Silver Bow is one of the -great counties of the «täte, with a large vote. Nobody has any right to say that any county shall be eliminated from a democratic con vention. I say, my fellow democrats, that in all fairness we should give this county representation. Let us admit these gentlemen from Silver Bow, send them home after we have concluded the business of the conven tion, and let them fight it out among themselves. Let us not drag the dem ocratic party in the dirt and filth of disreputable politics. Let us admit all these gentlemen from Silver Bow and give each delegate half a vote." The proposition was submitted to a a t J. T C of of is or as of is pi vote of the convention and it carried unanimously. Both delegations ac cepted the compromise and participat ed in the convention throughout. Major Martin Maginnis was elected permanent chairman and Harvey Bliss secretary. H. J. Schreimer was chosen assistant secretary. The major was received with great applause, and, whenV had subsided he expressed his thanks for the honor, "The news from the east and the news at home," said Major Maginiss "has convinced me that there are good many democrats this year, but I did not know there were so many Montana we could afford to turn any out. Certainly of all the counties the state, we could not afford to elim inate Silver Bow. To do this would be like giving the play of Hamlet with Hamlet left out. "I congratulate you on this auspic ious time. The democratic party from Maine to California is united. All the independent drift of the country is to ward the democracy. Whereas the friends of Mr. Roosevelt a little while ago were predicting a walkover for him, they now find he has a race be fore him. We all want to curb the trusts and we all want to go back to a constitutional form of government. The demon of race discord, which we thought had been buried by the Span ish war, was uncovered in the Chicago convention. We are told Roosevelt is against the trusts. It is true he took action against the railway merger but why stop there? Why did he not go after the other trusts? Because the republican party lives and fattens on the trusts. You might as well ask t he boys who sell liquor over the bar to support the prohibition ticket as to ask the republican party to take action against the trusts. The democracy of Montana and of the nation is united, a nd I trust that in the fight that is now on every democrat will be found fighting manfully under the banner of constitutional government." The Nomination«. But three names were placed before the convention for presidential élec t ors—Paul A. Fusz, of Granite: Ed ward Cardwell, of J,efferscm, and P. J. Carney of Madison. The three were elected by acclamation. Austin C. Gormley, a native son of Montana, was nominated by acclama tion for congress and accepted in an eloquent address. Governor Joseph K. Toole was placed in nomination by Major Ma ginnis. The convention went wild. No such scene was ever before wit nessed in a Montana convention. T he band started up "Hail to the C hief," and the delegates rose as one man. Hats were waved and hundreds of men cheered and shouted. The standards of the different counties were taken up by the members of the delegations, and carried to the front of the hall. While the cheering con tinued they were waved, and then the standard bearers marched to the Lew is arid Clarke delegation and escorted Governor Toole to the platform. On the stage the standard bearers ranged themselves behind the governor, while the band played and the men in the audience and the people in the gallery cheered. The Governor*« Pledge. When the audience had cheered it self hoarse and the lull came, Major Maginnis presented the governor, and the nominee expressed his thanks. "It would be unnatural indeed if I did not feel great emotion upon the very ardent and spontaneous way in which this convention and those with whom I have been associated have ex ; pressed themselves in reference to my nomination," he said. "For the third time I have had the distinguished hon or to respond to such a nomination, but never before to such a demonstra tion as you have given me this day. When I recall the turbulent political history of this state since 1889, and the fact that I have served two terms as governor, and here now at the close of the second term to meet this recep tion, no prouder moment has ever oc curred in my life. So far as what you shall expect of men, I have no better j, thing to offer than the record I have j made. In the years I have served as I chief executive of this state, I have made mistakes, but my entire efforts have been for the peace, the happiness and the well being of the people of Montana. I have had an eve single to the best interest of the people of the state. All I hope to do in the future is contained in the clear, succinct statements in the platform you have adopted. If the people will stand by me, I promise I will do all I can to make those pledges good. No people can stand as though tied to a post and pi osper. There comes a time when we must take a step forward, and we will do it by carrying out the declara tions in that platform. Vaic« of the People. "The proposition that most con I cerns the people of this state is a di rect primary law. When you get an expression through the operation of that law you will get the voice of the people. When you get that you will have no disturbing element in con ventions, because the people have spoken and the conventions must obey. There is no person who should object to this law. It will place the power in the hands of the people, and there it will be safe. I stand for this re form with all my heart and soul. We are in favor of it because experience has demonstrated that it is right. I accept your nomination and will prom ise to do all I can for the success of our principles and our candidates. We shall go before the people, and all who favor peace instead of war, all who favor constitutional government in stead of one man government, all who love Montana and want to do their best for her, will be with us." When the governor concluded there was another great outburst of ap plause. Three candidates were placed in nomination for lieutenant governor. A majority of the entire convention, or 260 votes, were necessary to a choice. On the third ballot Norris was nomi nated, Thomas M. Swindlehurst, of Park having withdrawn, the vote standing Edwin Norris, of Beaverhead 262)4', John Walsh of Gallatin 257)4. On motion of Mr. Walsh the nomina tion was made unanimous. Judge D. F. Smith of Kalispell; John B. Clayberg, of Helena, and Edward Scharnikow, of Deer Lodge, were placed in nomination for chief justice, Judge Smith winning by the fol lowing vote: Schar Clayberg Smith nikow Beaverhead.. .... 2 15 2 Broadwater.. .... 6 5 1 Carbon ...... ....13 1 1 Cascade..... .... 8 23 5 Chouteau..... 15 Custer........ ....10 1 Dawson....... ____8 Deer Lodge... 8 11 Fergus....... 23 'Flathead...... 24 Gallon...... .... 16 6 3 Granite...... 8 4 Jefferson .... .... 2 10 3 Lewis and Clarke.30 Madison...... 3 20 Meagher...... 2 Missoula..... 22 Park.......... 15 Powell...... 1 13 Ravalli....... .... 3 15 Rosebud...... Silver Bow— .... 4 3 3 " Amalga. ". ..... 4^ 4'A 36)4 "Heinze's". .....8 33 4'A Sweet Grass.. .... 9 Teton........ 13 Valley....... 11 Yellowstone.. .....14 2 Totals........ .... 148)4 262)4 108 For clerk of the court Finlay Mac Rae of Helena was nominated over Henry G. Rickcrts, the present incum bent, by a vote of 271)4 to 250 )4. For secretary of state, Col. C. B. Nolan of Helena nominated Geo. M. Hays of Yellowstone county, the pres ent incumbent, and Miles Romney, editor of the Western News, of Ravalli county, was placed in nomination by Judge John M. Evans of Missoula, Romney winning by the following vote: Hays Romney Beaverhead............ 13 6 Broadwater............ 6 6 Carbon................. 13 2 Cascade .......... 8 28 Cliouteau............... 8 7 Custer ................ 3 Dawson................ 1 Deer Lodge............ 21 Flathead. Lewis and Clarke... Meagher. ; Ravalli. j, j I R° se ' 3U d SilverBow Amalga." 45)4 13 10 24 . 1 24 . 10 3 - 7/4 7'A 20 10 , 3 20 9 6 16 2 11 14 18 , 1 9 1 45)4 45'A 9 . 7 6 11 , 8 8 .211 306 SilverBovv—"Heinze's' Sweet Grass. Teton........ Valley. Uoon motion of Delegate David Marks, of Lewis and Clarke, the pres ent assistant secretary of state, the nomination of Mr. Romney was made unanimous. Five candidates tried for the nomi nation of state treasurer: Sheriff H. E. Benner of Cascade; T. C. Kurtz of Helena; J. H. Lynch of Butte; Mayor Patrick Mullins of Butte and David G. Browne of Fort Benton. The THE DEMOCRATIC STATE PLATFORM will con have re We I of We in in of "We, the democrats of Montana in convention assembled, hereby adopt the following declaration of principles and pledge the nominees of this con vention to be governed thereby: "Believing in the principles of democracy as taught by Thomas Jef ferson, we indorse the platform of the national democratic party as adopted by the St. Louis convention, and de clare our allegiance to the nominations of Alton B. Parker for president and Henry G. Davis for vice president of the United States. "We acknowledge with gratitude the public services rendered by our two United States senators, especially in securing the passage of bills open ing for settlement the Crow and Flat head Indian reservations. "We endorse the system of national irrigation provided for by the New land's act. We believe that it should be carried out by competent engineers in a non-partisan manner and without favor to special localities. "We are glad to learn from the con gressional records that among the earliest advocates of this system were Governor Toole and other democratic representatives in congress from the territory of Montana. "We endorse the wise, conservative and judicious administration of Gov ernor Joseph K. Toole. We especially commend the actiou of the state board of equalization, under his chairman ship, in increasing substantially the assessments of railroads in this state. "We favor reducing the number of state and county officers and boards to the smallest possible consistent with the proper transaction of public busi ness, and to this end pledge our legis lative candidates to a careful investi gation and revision of existing laws. "We denounce thp action of the re publican governor of Colorado in at tempting to legalize the crimes of a lawless mob, under the pretext of mil itary necessity. "We denounce the unlawful depor tation of citizens and the destruction of private property as the greatest crime ever perpetrated against our American form of government. "We pledge all officers elected upon the democratic ticket to forever re frain from so turning the machinery o government into an instrument of oppression, but instead thereof, we pledge them to so administer the law laced W. noinina nacon Deer rney tUISOU, noinin county. ballot stood: Benner 83^; Mullins 77; Kurtz 97; Lynch 64)4; Browne 194. On the third ballot Mullins withdrew and Browne received the nomination. Three ballots were required to nom inate a candidate for attorney gen eral. One of the best nominating speeches of the evening w ■ made by B. C. White of Fergus, E. Cort, of that county, tion. Dr. J. F. Spelman da, placed T. P. O'Leai Lodge, in nomination, Pati nominated S. V. Stewart, of and M. M. Joyce of Missoula, ated Charles H. Hall, of that The first ballot resulted: Cort 130)4, O'Leary 79, Stewart 131, Hall 176. On the second ballot Cort received 116 votes, O'Leary 33, Stewart 178)4 and Hall 104)4. Cort and O'Leary withdrew after the second ballot and the third result ed: Stewart 239)4, Hall 269JL There were three candidates for superintendent of public instruction and it required two ballots to settle the question. Col. T. P. O'Leary nominated Prof. M. K. Dwyer, of Anaconda, D. J. O'Shea nominated J, M. Kay, of Red Lodge, and John M. Evans of Missoula, nominated W. W. Welch, the present superintendent. The first ballot resulted: Dwyer 149, Kay 214, Welch 136. The second bal lot settled it in favor of Kay as fol lows: Dwyer 154, Welch 50, Kay 315. H. L. Frank of Butte was unan imously elected chairman of the state central committee by the convention. Note«. The novel spectacle was witnessed in the democratic state convention of the great county of Silver Bow follow ing instead of dominating the other 25 counties. Heretofore this big county has had things pretty much its own way. This trip both contesting delegations, having been seated and given half a vote each, made a stand-off. Silver Bow was entitled to 91 votes, but really had 182 delegates, equally divided between the two fac tions. On every proposition, except the candidacy of Phil Goodwin for state auditor, the Amalgamated and Heinze forces lined up squarely against each other. Walsworth for the Amalgamated would announce 45>£ in of it possible, the weak as to secure as nearly ai equal and exact justice to and powerful alike. "Indorsing* Governor Toole's recom mendations to the Eighth legislative assembly. We demand: 1. An initiative and referendum amendment, identical in all material provisions with the amendment adopted by the voters of Oregon and sustained by the supreme court of that state, anil we pledge all members of the legislative assembly, elected upon the democratic ticket to vote and work therefor. "(2) A state railroad commission to be elected by popular vote. "(3) A direct primary nomination law conducted under the Australian ballot system, covering the state, county and municipal elective officers and providing for the printing of the names ot all candidates upon one bal lot under proper party titles. "(4) An efficient fellow servant law, guaraineein g adequate protection to all classes of workingmen engaged in hazardous occupations, and especially to all railroad, mining and smelter employ es 1 "(5) Election of all officers by popular voi (6) A constitutional amendment empowering the state board of equali zation to equalize property assess ments in the state. "(7) The period of employment of workingmen in all underground mines and mills and smelters for the treat ment of ores is now fixed by law at 8 hours per day. It is proposed to em body this principle in a constitutional amendment, extending its scope so as to cover the works or undertakings carried on or aided by any municipal, county or state government, and all contracts let by them, and to prevent the employment of children tinder six teen years of age underground. We favor the adoption of this amendment at the ensuing election. "We favor the election of United States senators by direct vote of the people. "We instruct our candidate for con gress, if elected, and our UnitedStates senators to vote for a strict Chinese exclusion act." On motion of Governor Toole the platform as read was unanimously adopted. important state votes for "aye" and McGinniss would respond with 45)4 votes "no" every time the roll was called. Geo. L. Satterlee was chosen to represent Ravalli county on the state central committee. Fusion was proposed in the conven tion three times and defeated each time by a close vote. Ravalli was represented on the reg ular committees by tiie following gen tlemen: Credentials, John Franks; permanent organization, Forbes Bu chanan; resolutions, Chas. S. Miles. The Ravalli county delegates re turned home very much elated at hav ing landed a "Bitter Rooter" on the democratic state ticket. This is the first time Ravalli county was ever ac corded recognition on any state ticket. The Ravalli county delegates have a unique badge, a tribute to a democrat who made history in Montana in his time. In the copper and green that Marcus Daly's thoroughbreds so often carried to victory, the men from the Bitter Root valley recall the man who made the valley famous as the home of more than one world beater.—Butte Evening News, Sept. 15. The Missoula county democratic convention having instructed its dele gation to indorse Judge Webster for re-election, Ravalli comity acquiesced and the judge has no opposition for re-election. He has the nearest thing to a "siuch" that can be framed up its politics—if he lives he will preside over the Fourth Judicial district for the next four years. LABOR AND POPULIST PARTIES INDORSE DEMOCRATIC TICKET Helena, Sept. 21 — After being in session two days the labor and popu list state conventions adjourned to night, after indorsing the entire dem ocratic state ticket. Committees rep (Continued on Eighth Page)