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WHERE THE ARGUS ERRED
B. F. GORDON Democratic Candidate for County Treasurer The following communication receiv ed by II. F. Gordon from former Attor ney G-coral Nolan is itself explanatory. October 22nd, 1906. B. F. irdon. Esc;, Sc.'ti.v, Mcnt. Dear . Ir: Answ ring your query, concerning an aritc i which appeared in the Fergus Count Argus, October 19th, 1906, in white; he statement is made that an obsei . ice of the plank in the demo crat! itform as to the disposition of profit n public funds, would' consti tute a felony, will say many foolish things re stated and done in a politi cal cc ■ yaign to obtain party advan tage, '.it this contention on the part of th rgus certainly reaches the lim it. The constitution of Montana ex press!;. provides that the making of profit ut of public moneys by a pub lic officer is a felony. The Argus in the article referred to would try to de duce from this language that a public officer turning the profits from public money into the county treasury, where it belongs, would be guilty of a felony. I will do justice to the Argus' discrim inating judgment by suggesting that it does not believe this. The provision of the constitution in question clearly con templates cases where the profits from public moneys are appropriated to the officers own benefit, and has no appli cation whatsoever to instances where the profits are turned into the public treasury. If the Argus' contention is correct the state is acting wrongfully in collecting interest on funds invested r n Special Items i Of Sterling Merit and Upon Which We Challenge Comparison Men's heavy fleece lined underwear regular 50cgrade ITn at..........................J JL Men's four buckle snow excluder guaranteed overshoes $ 2.00 Ladies' two buckle extra high snow excluder arctics (El \ [■ at........................Jl>4j Ladies' storm Alaskas. Black fleece lined. Best grade ......... 75c Ladies' " Vellilastic " fleece lined underwear at per Men's genuine Wright's health under wear, SI.00 value, at per OE*« garment.....................0 JL Children's winter dresses in Tf? all sizes and colors at......vDI««33 Ladies'long sleeve perfect OF,-* fitting corset covers..........JJt II I ! I HARTTOj L Largest Dry Goods Store in the County fl ■MBIMBIlMllJ Qualifications of Electors. "First, as to qualifications of electors "Section 2 of article 9 of our state constitution provides that every mala person of the age of twenty-one years or over, possessing the following qual ifications, shall be entitled to vote at by the State Board of Land Commiss ioners, and the framers of the consti tution would be put in the attitude of helping the banks of the state along at the expense of the public treasury. Indeed, the Argus in this instance seem* to be at war with its party on this question. The present State Treasurer was elected on a platform expressly promising that the profits on public money should be turned into the State Treasury and in the convention recent ly held here under the auspices of that party, inquiry was made why this was not done. The plank referred to is a step in the right direction. It is clear ly in harmony with the provision of t-Ibs constitution under consideration, and the officer, whether republican or democrat, who turns into the public treasury the profits which the deposit of public funds in banks secures is strictly within the line of his duty. In brief, it is your sworn duty, if you are elected, to do what you are proposing to do. Were you to do otherwise, you would be grossly derelict in duty. Profits must come from public money, not for the benefit of the incumbent of the office, but for the benefit of the public, and the candidate sincere In his declarations in this regard that the profits shall belong to the public and not to himself, deserves well the hear ty commendation of the people, regard less of politics. Very Truly Yours, C. B. NOLAN, ExAttorney General State of Montana. all general elections and for all o that now are, or hereafter may elective by the people and upon quesUonB which may be sumblttei the vote of the people. "First, he shall be a clUsen of United: States. Second, he shall have resided in the state one year immediately preceding the election at which he offers to vet-, and in the town, county or precinct, such time as riiay be prescribed bv law provided T * * that no person convicted of a felony shall have th# right to vote unless he has been par doned. "And by section 1,181 of the political code it is provided that the elector must have resided thirty days in the county immediately preceding the election at which he offers to vote. There is no requirement prescribed by law regulating the time of residence in a precinct, further than that the elec tor must be a resident of the precinct before he is entitled to register therein "Second, as to the necessary quali fications to register: "Section 9 of article 9 of our consti tution provides that 'the legislative as sembly shall have the power to pass registration and such other laws as may be necessary to secure the purity of elections, to guard against abuses of the elective franchise. "Pursuant to this power conferred upon it, the legislature has provided that very person who presents him self for registration must take the fol lowing oath: " 'I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I am a citizen of the United States, of the age of twenty-one years and will have been a resident of Mon thirty days on the day next preceding tana for one year, and of this county the day of the next ensuing election, and that I am not registered elsewhere At the instance of Secretary of State help me God; and it is further provid ed by law that If the registry agent does not know the applicant to be qualified to have his name registered and to be a resident of the precinct or in the event that he is challenge! by a qualified elector, then the appli cant must answer affirmatively, undi-r oath, the following questions: "First,—Are you a citizen of the United States? "Second—Are you now or will.you be twenty-one years of age prior to the day of the next ensuing election? "Third—On the day of the next en suing election will you have resided In Montana one year, and in this county thirty days next preceding the day of said election? "Fourth—Are you now a resident of the registration district in which you propose to be registered? "Fifth—Are you registered for this electorial year in any other registration district in the name you have now given, or in any other name? "It is noted that no time of residence is prescribed in a precinct before the elector can either register or vote; it is only necessary that he be an actual resident of the precinct at the time h« offers to register and vote. In the ev ent of an elector residing in one pre cinct, and after having registered therein, moves to another precinct in the same county before the period of registration is closed, he is entitled up on application to have his name can celled and a certificate to that effect issued to him by the registry agent of the precinct in which he first registered and to thereupon have his name enter ed upon the registry books of the pre cinct to which he has moved, upon pre sentation of such certificate of cancel lation. In this connection it may be well to again call your attention to the fact under our law, no person will be permitted to vote this year unless he shall first register. Registration erf all electors must be had generaly through out the state this year.'' We have a shipment of 100 boxes of McIntosh Red apples due about next Tuesday. First come first served. Place your order now. Lehman's. A REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE. Oh, down In Fergus county, they are as short as short can bo Of men for county office, run by the G. O. P. And so they take a stranger, who has never had a vote, But then—his sister married some horse racing man of note. The senator he has no land, He's never had- a vote; But then—his sister married some horse racing man of note. He has large vested interests in mining camps, they say; But real estate in mining camps, is of ten given away; And when t-he gold mine bubble bursts, he'll go to parts unknown, And let his party reap the crop of wild votes they have sown. The senator is far away, Gone to the great unknown, And now his party reaps the crop of wild votes they have sown. They say he's popular with "the boys," this man without a vote, And spends his sister's husband's cash (the racing man of note), But though cash comes in handy, and we don't dispute its power, We old folks want a man whose been with us In shine and shower. A senator who spends the cash— We don't dispute his power. But we want men who've been with us through sunshine and through shower. We want a man that we have proved to be both straight and White, Whose home and land and sheep ar* here in everybody's sight; And though he can't act like a c am, | and dance and sing and play. We'd rather have a White man. than an actor like H. Rae, And though he can't act like a coon, And dance and sing and play. We ( .ld f"!ks want a \v it.- man, not an ! actor like H. Rae. M. 1>. Gains In Great Falls Trihui • M. let. Lehman Kid apph dm Tuesday. A YOUNG MOTHER AT 70. "My mother has suddenly been made young at To. Twenty years of intense stiff, ping- from dyspepsia had entirely disabled her, until six months ago, when she began taking Electric Bitters, which entirely cured her and restored the strength and activity which she had in the prime of life," writes Mrs. L. W. Gilpatrick of Danforth, Me. Greatest restorative medicin.- on the globe. Sets stomach, liver and kidneys right, purifies the blood, and cures ma laria, biliousness and weakness. Won derful nerve tonic. Price 50e. Guaran teed by Phillips Drug Co. .SHERIFF'S SALE. R. M. Dougherty, Plaintiff, vs. Orlando Sawyer, Defendant. To be sold at Sheriff's Sale on Wed nesday, the 14th day of November, 1906, at 2 o'clock P. M. of said day, at the front door of the Court House, in the city of Lewistown, Fergus County, Montana, to the highest and best bid der for cash in hand, all the right, title and interest of the above named de fendant, Orlando Sawyer, in and to the following described property, towit: Said land and premises arc situated, lying and being in tihe town of Gilt Edge, County of Fergus, State of Mon tana, and bounded and particularly de scribed as follows: Lots 12 and 11 in Block 22 and frac tional lot 21 in Block 24 in said town, according to the official survey and Plat thereof, on file in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of said County and State, together with all and singular the tenements, hereditaments and ap purtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining. Dated October 22nd, 1906. L. P. SLATER, Sheriff. Frank A. Barn, s, Attorney for Plain tiff . NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF PAR TNERSHIP. Notic is hereby given by the under signed, doing business under the style and firm name of Asbridge & Battams that the partnership which has here tofore existed between us has this day been mutually dissolved by mutual consent, Joseph Asbridge having as sumed entire control of the business anid will complete all unfinished busi ness of said firm of Asbridge & Bat tams and that said Joseph Asbridge will receive all moey due said firm and pay all outstanding accounts. JOSEPH ASBRIDGE. C. BATTAMS. SHERIF'S SALE. William M. MeClean, Plaintirf, versus J. A. Turnbia'de, Defendant. To be sold at Sheriff's Sale on Wed nesday, the 21st day of October, 1966, at 2 o'clock P. M. of said day, at the front door of the Court House, in the City of Lewistown, Fergus County, Montana, to the highest and best bid der for cash in hand, all the tight, title, claim and interest of t'n< ubove named defendant, J. A. Turn blade, in and to the following described property, to vvit: The Iron Chancellor Lode Mining Claim, being patented and known as Mineral Survey No. 5741 in the patent, in Warm Spring Mining District! un organized), together with all and sing ular the mines, minerals, lodes and veins within the lines of said claim, and their dips find spurs, and all dumps, ore, fixtures, improvements rights, privileges and appurtenances thereunto or in anywise ir longing, said claim being in fractional T. 16 N.. of R. 20 E., M. P. M. Dated October 8th, 1906. L. P. SLATER, Sheriff. DeKalb & Mettler, Attorneys for Pin in tiff. NOTICE TO CREDITORS. In the District Court of the Tenth Ju 'dicdal District of thic- State of Mon tana, in and for the County of Fer gus. In the matter of the Estate of Thom as Lickert, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that the un dersigned, Administrator of the Estae of Thomas Lickert, Deceased, to the creditors of, and all persons having claims against, the said. Deceased, to exhibit them, with the necessary vouchers, within four months after the first publication, of this notice to DeKalb & Mettler, attorneys for said Estate at their office in Lewistown. Montant, or to said Administrator at the office of said attorneys, the sam being the place for the transaction of business of said estate. Dated this 3rd day of October, 1905. ELMER ELSWORTH, Administrator. First publication Oct. 9-4t NOTICE OF PUBLICATION OF TIME APPOINTED FOR PROVING WILL. ETC. In the District Court of the Tenth Ju dicial District of the State of Mon tana, in and for the County of Fer gus. In the matter of the estate of Willi am C. Pott, Deceased. Pursuant to an order of said Court, made on the 24th day of September, 1906, notice Is hereby given that Wed nesday, the 17th day of October, 1906. at 2 o'clock P. M. of said day, at the Court room of said Court, at the Court House, in the City of Lewistown, County of Fergus, has been appointed as the time and place for proving the will of said William C. Pott, Deceased, and for hearing the application of Frank A. Barnes for the issuance to him of letters testamentary, when and where any person interested may ap pear and contest the same. Dated the 25th day of September ,1906. JOHN B. RITCH Clerk. F. A. Barnes, Attorney for Executor. First publication Sept. 25.-3t FIGURES DO NOT LIE Although the Man Who Does the Figuring for the Argus Does —The Deadly Parallel Applied to Dids tor the County Printing—Who Put in the Lowest Did. Since the Argus has raised the equity printing Issue, w. very gladly take up the gauntlet which they have thrown down. They are attempting to make it appear that the bid which the Democrat put h: to the board of county commissioners last Dei-ember was very little if any lower than the bid which was put in by the Argus. We hereby give the two bids exactly as they were put in to the board. At that time, the Argus did not attempt to deny that their bid was the higher, but tried to justify the act of the board of commissioners on the ground that the county printing is a party spoil, a perquisite which every where belongs to the dominant party. As a matter of complete explanation the state printing law fixes certain prices greater than which the board of county commissioners is not permit ted to pay for certain classes of printing and books. For instance, there is a maximum price which can be charged for blank books of record. The Argus offered to sell those books to the county at tlu> statutory price less a discount of til per cent. The Democrat offered to sell the same book to the county at the statutory rate less a discount of 15 per cent and so fill down the line. The figures speak for themselves andfurther comment is unnecessary. DEMOCRAT BID Publication of county commissioners proceedings, free. All a-lvt rt 1st meats required by 1. 1 w « r ordei red 1 ly th e county comnitssii m ITS for i ■mint v of! floors. Including no tl. OS, l'epo ids ai id la 1ml ar work, at 23 1 3 P'T cent less than the maximum tab 'S iil low e d by law. Ills ink 1 .....ks, . being bonks of r ee 'tr 1 with out 1 my print in g within, 15 per cent less than the in axlnitnn rate} al lowc d by law. Bo fills ( if ret Old ci attaining one f, ii-,n of |j rlnfei d he; a--lings , sizes, cap. Ill ium or di ■lltv at 25 i jer cent less tl tin the : maxli mini rate I 1 x**il bv law. Bo oks i if ti curd c ontaining lu II or inori • fori ns o f print e-| headings. sl 7,08 cap, dem y or incd in III, 33 1-3 pel' c out less than the tnaxin Him rate fixe. 1 I»y law. Bo lilts , if ret •oi'd containing one fl Till of p l'jlltci -1 pa; ge, slz ,es, cap, dent, y or medi ium, i it 22 1-2 pc, r cent less Mi,a n (he rate fixed by law. Bo tilts 1 if re cord < •ontaining tw o or mors • forms fi f prh: ited pages, sis 508, demy or medium, at 60 per ceil' 1 l 088 than the max lmum rate require! 1 hy law. Bo oks r if ret •ord ct intainlng one fi • rin of pi I'intci 1 png e, Hize s larger than tn • sl ium, at £ 13 1-3 per c cut less than tho max lmum rat - fixed by law. Bo oks , of re cord t 'ontaining tw 0 or more forms of printed pages, and of sizes larger than medium, at 22 1-2 pet cent less than the maximum rale al low.xli by law. Rooks of record containing one form of printed page, sizes larger than med ium, at 75 per cent less than the max imum rate allowed by law. The printing and furnishing of all blanks, whole sheets, half sheets quar ter sheets, eight sheets, bound or un bound, at per cent less than the maximum rule allowed- by law. Numbering, 25 cents per hundred, single, duplicate or triplicate. Numbcring and perforating, $1.00 for the first hundred and 8 cents for each subsequent hundred. Lithographed warrants, $20 per thou sand for each and every form. Lithographed letter heads, $6 per thousand, $2.50 per five hundred, $2.25 for two hundred and fifty for each and every form. Lithographed memorandum heads, $6 for 10,00; $2.25 for 560; $1.75 for 250. ail forms of job printing, not mention ed in the statutes, at regular com mercial rates. Official stationery, stamped envelopes at regular commercial rates. It describes your own land, the Im mediate region you live in—the North west. It costs but the postage required to mail it. It is printed on the best of paper, is profusely illustrated, Is full of information. It is suitable to your home, for schools or libraries. It Is a nice souvenir to send to your friends in the east. It tells of the Yellowstone Park, the Bitter Root mountains, In Montana, the Queniut Indians on the North Pacific Coast, the Columbia riv er scenery, the marvelous Puget Sound region and Alaska. It will be sent to any address for six cents. The book Is "WONDERLAND 1906," published by the Northern Pacific railway, and is for general distribution. Send six cents to A. M. Cleland, General Passenger Ag ent, St. Paul, Minn., or as many times six cents as you wish copies with prop er addresses and the little volume will be promptly forwarded by that gentle man. Don't wait. The book has an ob ject—to educate and inform the public about the Northwest. Help it perform its mission. NOTICE OF FORFEITURE. To John Bloxham, -his heirs, admini strators and assigns: You are hereby notified that I have expended S100.00 In labor and' improve ments upon the Quartz Lode Minin's Claim, Evening Star, lying and being in the Warm Spring Mining District, (unorganized), Fergus County, Mon Tana, the location of said claim being A BOOK FOR SIX CENTS. ARGUS RID. Publication of county cimmissloucrs' proceedings, free. All tldv ertis eluents rcquirei! I by law or orderei 1 bi the county con mnlssloii eis or otl ller county - nlliccrs, liiiduding' notices, rc •port s and n ititilar w orli, at in per rent less Mum th c maxli mini rata allowed h y la w. Blank 1 .....li s. being 111 ll.llS l if record'. without • my print lug w il bin at 16 per cent less than the rati •s allows ■d by law. Books . if re rortl 1 ol itn filing one form of prlntei 1 hei I.ling, si zes, cap , medium or d-i my, 5 pe 1' cent li ss than tile max lmum rat ll fix ed by la w. Books . if re cord cm italning two i li inure fom is of printed calii'inli ngs, Sizes medium i >r dc -my, at 15 per , cent. less than the line .lmum i ■ales all owed by law. Books i if re cord con italning one form of prlntei 1 pa, ge, Hlzi ■s, cap, demy nr medium, at 21 1 per cel d less Minn ilia rale fixed by law. Books i if re cord cm italning two or more fort ns n if prime d pages , cap dc my or nn -tl lun a, at 75 i l"'l' cent less Mum the maxli nu m rule fix 1-1 by la w. Books (i if I'e, mrd con italning one form of lildn-te. 1 111 adiiigs. sizes la 1 rger Ilian medium, at 1 6 per cc nl less Mum Iho maximun t rat o allow. ■d by law. Books of record e nntalnln g two or more fori ns a -f prfiite d lien dll igs, sizes. larger tin m m M ilium, ; at 15 per ' cent less Mian the maximum rate allowed by law. Hi Ilooks of record containing one form of printed page, sizes larger i him medi um, at 25 per cent less than the maxi mum rate allowed by law. Books of record containing two or more forms of printed pages, sizes lut'g t than medium, at 7f> per cent less in the maximum rate allowed by law. Printing and furnishing all blanks, whole sheet, quarter or eight sheets, hound or unbound, at 2U per cent less than the maximum rates allowed- by law. Numbering 25 cents per hundred, sln gl P> duplicate or triplicate, Numbering and perforating, $1.50 for the first hundred and 10 cents for each. subsequent hundred, Lithographed warrants, $27.50 per 1,000 for /-m h and every form, Llthogrnphed letterheads, $7.50 per 1,000; $4.00 for 500; 250 for $2.25 for each! and every form. Lithograph memorandum le ads, $6.50 per 1,000; $2.50 for 500; $2.00 for 200. all forms of job printing, not mentioned in the statutes, at regular commercial rates. Official stationery, stamped envelopes, etc., at regular commercial rates. more particularly described alt being in the north branch of Viginia Gulch and about i-hree-quarters of one mile from the War Eagle claim in the Ju dith mountains and is recorded in the office of the clerk and recorder for Fer gus Countv, Montana, in Book 1 of Lodes, page 225 thereof by F. L. Kings ley. In order to hold said premises under the provisions of section 2324, Revised Statutes of the United States, I have expended $100.00 in tiie repre sentation work for the year 1906 and if, within ninety days after this notice by publication you fall or refuse to con tribute your proportion of such expen ditures not only for the wear of 1906, but also for thirteen previous years, during which time I have expended the sum of $1,300 in work and Improve ments, as a co-owner, amounting In aggregate, to $$700.00, your Interest in said claim will become the property of said subscriber under such section 2324, Revised Statutes. F. L. KINGSLEY. BLOOD POISONING results from chronic constipation which Is quickly cured by Dr. King's New Life Pills. They remove all poisonous germs from the system and Infuse new life a,nd vigor; cure sore stomach, anu sia, headache, dizziness and colic, with out griping or discomfort. 25c. Guar anteed by Phillips Drug Co. McIntosh Red apples due Tuesday. Lehman's.