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FERGUS COUNTY DEMOCRAT.
LEWISTOWN, MONTANA ........................ ..............October 23, 190$. SUBSCRIPTION: TOM STOUT........................................ -------------------— —........SS--= —Publisher and Proprietor -------------------— —........SS--= Democratic Ticket Vor Representative In Oojngrna* T. J. WAXJ3H. ffffr Associate Justice of the Court— J. B. McCLERNAN. SupresDe COUNTY TICKET Mate Senator— B. C. WHITE. State Legislature— CHARLES EASEL. H. L. DeKALB. County Commissioner, Six Year Term— JULIUS PETERSEN. County Commissioner, Four Year Term— J. D. MALCOLM. County Commissioner, Two Year Term J. M. PARRENT. County Sheriff— EDWARD MARTIN. County Attorney— ROY E. AYERS. County Clerk and Recorder— C. L. MYERSICK. County Treasurer— B. F. GORDON. County Assessor— JOHN S. MARSHALL Superintendent of Public Instruction— ORPHA NOBLE. County Surveyor— A. T. GOODSPEED. County Coroner— J. B. ATCHISON. Public Administrator— A. DAHL Justice of the Peace of Utica Town ship— 8. E. HAYCROFT. Justice of the Peace of Big Spring Township— GEORGE BELCHER. MATTHEW REGAN. Justice of the Peace, Maiden Township J. 8. KELLY. Justices of the Peace of Maginnla Township— D. H. LINEBARGER. WHITEFIELD SHIPLEY. Constable Big Spring Township— C. E. WILLIAMS. Constable Utica Township— GEORGE SMITH. Mr. Smith's Position Oa another pag.e of the Democrat ap pears a communication from Mr. Frauk E. Smith, republican candidate for county attorney, in Which the gentle man takes severely to task for the "In sinuation" that he will not enforce the anti-gambling law In case of his elec tion. The Democrat maintains the position taken in our previous issue. We have never stated that Mr. Smith has made any promises to the gambling element. We very readily believe Mr. Smith's assertion that he has not "been asked to make any promise or pledge" that he will not enforce the laws against gambling. I ' doth fraternity thought it necessary to exact any sudu promise from Mr. Smith. We believe that the gamblers "knew their man" so far as Mr. Smith is con cerned. At any rate, they are supporting him almost to a man. We Bimply ask. Why in all reason are they doing this If they do not believe Mr. Smith will be * better men for them in -their lllqg&l huaineoe then. Ayers? ffr. Smith ware that he to* ".give every man » square deal." In the absence of anything else the gamblers will doubtless he satisfied with a "square deal-" Most any ktfd of a "deal" will look good to them now. If we remember correctly, Mr. Smith di>d not consider tihlat everybody waa getting a "square deal" when the city council, two years ago, passed an or dinance requiring saloon keepers to give bonds which they were to forfeit in case they violated the gambling la-w. That ordinance waa Intended to close gambling In this city. Mr. Smith waa unalterably opposed to that ordinance. There is nothing to Indicate that Mr. Smith was particularly opposed to tbs crime of gambling when he was county attorney on former occasions. The last time he served In that ea paeHtr. the present anti-gambling stat ute was In force. People who lived here at that time distinctly remember that the Tiger pnr «ud Mg wag uninterrupted by Mr. Smith. The records of the district court do Set Mow 8 solitary prosecution under teat law by Mr. Smith. Promises mads under the stress of m heated and close campaign carry little weight when net up against paat per formances. The friends of Mr. Smith are baaing claims <of his election upon the support which he is going to receive from the gambling elemnet. The gamblers of Fergus counity are not fools . They are not voting directly against their interests. If they were, they would be support ing Roy E. Ayers instead of Frank E. Smith. It is said that the "faithful" are hap py. John A. Drake's bar'l has arrived and there is rejoicing among the hung ry ones of the G. O. P. Frank Smith and his supporters are resorting to abuse and misrepresenta tion, sure indications of a desperate outlook. The week Just ended was a bad one from a republican standpoint. They lost ground every day and the retreat threatens to become a rout before the day of election. Judge Henry C. Smith of Helena, the republican candidate for the assoclata Justiceship, was nominated in the re publican convention by a gentleman who was once disbarred from the prac tice of law in the state of Montana for being guilty of a felony. The Argus says that Roy E. Ayers has permitted gambling in Gilt Edge while suppressing it in Lewistown. Why is it then that four out of five of the Gilt Edge gamblers are working tooth and nail against the election of Mr. Ayers? Matt Regan's election as Justice of the peace is another assured fact. Matt promises to poll the largest vote in tihjs township. Arne Dahl is pot worrying any over that office of public adminis trator and Charlie Williams is certain to be chosen constable of this township. Charlie Myersick appears to have Paul Smith on the run. Charlie has been making a splendid, clean, fair campaign. He is a "home grown" boy, a product of Fergus county and num bers his friends among the voters by the hundreds. The republicans have given up the of fice of sheriff although Baker Is work ing right along. Ed Martin is now out rounding up his friends of which hs has thousands in Fergus county and it is merely a matter of how great his ma jority will be. The republicans have attempted to Ho a little dirty work in connection with this campaign but it is now reacting on their candidate. The election of Miss Orpha Noble ti the position of superintendent of schools seems almost assured. Miss Noble, being a Fergus county girl and known to be especially competent, ap pears to be entitled to the place. The I ' unfortunate Insinuations of the Joks Sheet (unfortunate for the paper's rep utation for fairness and gallantry) has materially helped Miss Noble along in her race. For county assessor John Marshall is dally gaining strength, Samuel Ander son, the Independent republican candi date, la expected to draw some votes from the other republican nominee, Edwards. Evidently the party organ, •the esteemed Joge Sheet, has quit Mr. JPsyprdp tor fir. Anderson and with *}»(* # dtolglcp to the jparty. MarahaH*s chance* of election ate way bright to-f dMd Of the legislative Uogat' 'Charles Fag el and H. L. DeKalb have both made excellent impressions wherever they have gone. These energetic young men have visited about every part of the county, openly and eloquently pro claiming their attitude on public ques tions, whereas their opponents, Mr. Thompson arid* Mr. Greene, have not even taken the trouble to leave their homes About all the voters of Fergus county know about the republican can didates for the legislature Is that they are both owners of ever so many thous ands head of sheep. They have not made known their position on one soli tery issue in this campaign. For these reasons, the democrats are In the lead so far as the legislative ticket Is con cerned. «nn to In* m TIE IRI8IIAL LAXATIVE ilAXATIYI mM But fir CUMra wigtor PHtLLi#« i t»RUO | The republican^ paper* are crying | that Hon. T. J. Walsh is a corporation attorney. An examination of the rec orde of this state will show that Thom as J. Walsh has won more cases for in dividuals against large corporations than any other attorney in the state He has built up a great law practice principally because of bis ability to successfully cope with tbt best trained attorneys which the railroads and oth er big corporations always have on their side. 8tate r . w « lnrr Ray bac bans heard to say that Edward Martto who tow been keeptog the hook* of the sheriff's o®ee while acting In the capacity of under sheriff, has kept the neatest set of hooks to be found in all the sheriffs' offices of the state. The late "Buck 1 Hudn&ll, who preceded Mr. Ray In the office of state examiner, said the same thing. Few people realise that there is some important clerical work connected with the office of sheriff. Ed Martin has shown hds ability both as an out' side and an inside official. Rufus Thompson and A. C. Greene consider their election assured facts and are not maknig any campaign. Neither of them has taken the trouble to tell the voters their attiude on a good many very important subjects. The democratic candidates for the legisla ture are visiting every section of the county declaring publicly their position on issues of the day. Come, Mr. Greene', come, Mr. Thompson, speak up, not through the very unreliable columns of the Joke Sheet, but tell the people with your own tongues what you stand for. Henry Rae is making absolutely no headway. He is admitted to be a good single-handed campaigner, but the people of Fergus county are too well educated to the situation to be im pressed by his palaver. They know that his residence here Is of a very temporary nature, that he was nomi nated by the republican leaders simply to furnish the ''substance'' for the cam paign, that he is absolutely unac quainted with the needs of Fergus county and Montana and that he rep resents the great monopolistic inter ests .of this country. In the special edition of the Joke Sheet issued last Friday it said con cerning the rally at Moore and the democrats: Charlie Myersick and John Marshall were present but could not be Induced to face the audience." At the republican rally a few evenings later Henry M. Rae was also present and could not be Induced to face the audl tnce. Mr. Rae is a candidate for the state senate and la supposed to be a spellbinder. From all indications, he is doing the greater portion of his spell binding with a big roll of greenbacks furnished by—that is earned as an humble laborer in the employ of Trust Magnate John A. Drake. For county commissioners the re publicans are making a desperate fight Waite, von Tobel, Belden and) others of the old gang are co-operating with the central commute in this fight, and It Ib said that everything with he pos sible excepon of Frank Smith will be sacrificed to get Billy Neill re-elected. They want Billy especially. The old leaders know that they can depend up* on Billy to do Just about as they want him to do because they have tried him. They believe that Billy, if elected, will be amply able to handle either Im islund or Ross. But the people of Fergus county are weary of being Jobbed and the senti ment is in favor of a change in the commissioner ticket. Petersen, Mal colm and Parrent are all working hard and effectively and it looks very much like a clean sweek for the board. It Is the policy of the great trusts of thlp country to get as many friend* as possible in public positions. For tp stonee. Mr. Henry Rae is sent to tfce stete senate of Man tana tewp county. A measure affecting ^ lft . tereste «f some great railroad or other corporation might come up . In looking over the list of state senators, the at torneys will come to Mr. Rae. "Who is he," will be asked. A litUe investlga tlon will reveal that he is a brother-im law of John A. Drake. Now Mr. Drake is one of the organisers of the greatest trusts In existence, the United States steel trust. He is connected with vari ous railroad) corporations. Is, in fact, one of the very men responsible for the trusts. Therefore, because of Mr. Ra^s connection, the men looking after the Interests of the great corporation will set down Mr. Rae aa one of their friends and supporters. And Mr. John A. Drake, In whose employ Mr. Rae ad mit* himself to be. will show Henry wllere It is to the Interest of all to stag | with their friend., the corporatism*. Mr - R*e will be governed by Mr. Drake'* suggestion In that matter. By electing Mr. Rae, the people of Fergus county are sending to court another friend of the corporation 8 end trusts. Instead' of upholding the hands of Roosevelt, they are upholding the bands of Rooeevelt's foes, Aldrich, For aker and other members of the trust oligarchy. It to a matter which Use people of Fergus county should ponder well, ttois election of a state senator. The Dem o cr at toss endeavored to fair at ah times to Mr. J3ae and with all the narniatesss at our command we urge tee detent of Mr. Mae. (Several month* ago it was staged ha a certain saloon man that he and oth ers in the same business would raise a fund of $2,000 to defeat Roy E. Ayers and elect Frank B. Smith to the office of county attorney. As a usual thing saloon men are good business men also. Those of them who run or desire to run gambling as an adjunct to their business want a man in the office of county attorney who will not disturb them in this little side issue. Without saying whether or not Mr. Smith has promised them immunity, we submit that Mr. Smith is receiving the support of wlhlat is commonly known as the gambling element. We do not believe that they are supporting Mr. Smith for sentimental reasons. We believe that they believe, in fact, know, that with him in the office of county attorney, they will have a better opportunity to ply their gambling vocation. For treasurer, B. F. Gordon has E. P. Chandler guessing. The last election, Mr. Chandler got in by a scratch. He was then living in Kendall and because of his residence there, polled a few more votes than his party and' those votes elected him. This year Gordon will get a great majority in Kendall and he is going to run well all over the county. There is much diesatisfactloa with the manner in which Mr. Chan dler has handled the county funds In his possession and as a result of this dissatisfaction, he is going to lose many votes. Then, too, the people would like to see some interest collected on the county monies and converted into the county treasury. The valued opinion of the Joke Sheet Constitutional Law yer to the contrary, this can be done and will be done if Mr. Gordon is elect ed to th* office of treasurer. The hottest contest of the campaign is for the office of county attorney. Be it saiid' to the credit of Fergus county that Roy E. Ayers is decidedly in the lead in this race. The supporters of Mr. Smith are resorting, to about every sort of politics, but the people of Fer gus county who believe in the strict enforcement of the law are not being fooled by any such work. They have never yet heard or seen where Frank Smith has said that he will, if elected, enforce the gambling law. He has promised to enforce ail laws but the people want something: more specific and even if he does make such a prom ise now, it will be taken with much salt, as Mr. Smith's attitude on the gambling question is too well known to the voters of the county. Ayers is especially strong in the country pre cincts and is gaining daily in Lewis town, Kendall and Gilt Edge. Hicks predicted a hard freeze last Friday night and the republican ora tors who went over to Forest Grove can testify to the correctness of the prognostication. Oliver W. Belden, J. C. Hun toon, Henry Rae "and others," went over to Forest Grove in a bunch but the faithful of that part of the country refused to be stampeded!. The crowd was small and would have been great deal smaller had not Fnsxdt Millsap widely advertised a grand ball immediately after the speaking. A lot of young tolfcf nm to tome* toff to the «mktog- Tbs audiensp me roenKestly -nqrvpws while Melton go* Huntoon were eftylog tfretr pfcce*. A* ttougl, Mr- Bffe got busy after Afcff ^peaking and burned # p <*ofne Unite# States Steel corporation dividends- Al though It Is considered a republican precinct, there are a number of demo crats who are conceded good toajorl ties at Forest Grove. The republican campaign meetings ar* proving frosts of the most killing sort all over the county, it Is the — old story wherever they have appear ed, small crowds and absolutely no en thusiasm. Henry Rae'a minstrel stor ies have failed to cause much merri ment and Frank Smith's sonorous promises are really more mirth provok ing than the funniest of Henry's jokes. The meeting at Kendall was an esped ally hard frees* for the republicans. In the second largest town In the coua ty, a town which has a voting popula tion of four hundred, She republican spellbinders were able to rout out Just 47 voters by actual count. They had all of the big guns of the party up there. Wyllys A. Hedges made a speech in which he intimated that there are certain connections between the sheriff's office and the horse thieves who have been operating in this coun IF- Mr. Hedges said this to knock Ed Martin, democratic candidate Sac coun ty sheriff. It was the dirtiest piece of wet* heard of during the campaign and dtd more to knock Dick Baker teffp to tosoqtAim- The republicans wosdd fxte ter keep Hedges to the land office. Ton Ttobel also made a a pns d b tost did not arouse a solitary ripple of applause. Henry Rae's effort was of the usual minstrel variety. There was something doing, however, after the speaking was over. Mr. Henry Rae of Chicago, Ills., had evidently Just heard from Brother John Drake and proceeded to distrib ute. It is estimated that the bunch spent over three 1 hundred dollars around town during the night, Rae handling the bulk of the cash. For over two weeks past there has been abroad persistent rumors of a sale Fergus County Argus. Although th# rumor is flatly denied in the last edition of that paper, the Democrat is relia bly informed that there are negotia tions in progress which may ultimately result In a change of ownership of the republican sheet. According to the ru mor, which is confirmed somewhat by an editorial in the Inland Empire of Moore, there is some dissatisfaction among the republicans of the county in general and the leaders, Waite, Eld 1 - ridge, Hobson Croft and von Tobal in particular, as to the past conduct of the party organ, The "old gang" is, therefore, considering the purchase of the property, Jeems Croft being the gentleman who Is conduct ing the negotiations. One vary relia ble rumor has it that Senator Jack Waite is anxious to get absolute con trol of the paper In order that he may HERMAN OFTEN President DA VID HILGER Vice-Pres't GEORGE J. BACH Cashier HARRY TAEGER Ass't Cashier ....THE.... First "National Bank OF LEWISTOWN SAVINGS DBPARTMBINT A FEW FACTS FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION First. That systematic saving* pays. A deposit of $1.00 a week for five years, with 5 per cent, interest compounded semi-annually, will yield you $297 .05, while in ten years you would have $675.05. Second. 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