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FERGUS COUNTY DEMOCRAT.
LEWISTOWN, MONTANA ........................ December 3, 1907. Entered at the postoffice at Lewistown, Montana, as second class matter. SUBSCRIPTION: One year ........................................................$2.50 Six months ....................................................... 1.25 Three months.....................................................75 TOM STOUT ............................... Publisher and Proprietor THE DEMOCRATIC MULE. A favorite pastime of cartoonists on republican papers during cam paigns is to caracature the Demo cratic donkey. Likewise, republican paragraphers, in season and out of season, make the same old donkey the object of their sharpest shafts. But the good old donkey has gone his way unmindful of pictured sar casm or printed sneers. Now, how ever, William Jennings Bryan, who has twice ridden the democratic don key in brilliant battles and is about to mount him for a third tilt with the enemy, the republican elephant, comes to his rescue in the following manner: "The donkey,." he said, "is really a better emblem than the elephant for a party. This was impressed up on my mind when I visited other countries. I found that the donkey is a resident of every country, and that everywhere he is serving the people, and that too, the common people. He is not an aristocrat. Whether you visited the mountains of the west, the densely populated regions of the Orient, the fertile val leys of the Nile, or the sacred soil of the Holy Land, you will find the donkey—patient, persistent and al ways at work. The elephant, on the other hand, is only to be found in certain latitudes, and is seldom seen except on dress parade. If great ness is to be measured by service, in stead of by size or appearance the position of honor must be given to the faithful donkey and as the dem ocratic is becoming a universal par ty and is everywhere justifying its claims to the confidence of the peo ple, by the service it is rendering them, it is entirely appropriate that it should prefer the donkey to the elephant for an emblem." 1893 AND 1907. In his letter to Secretary C'or telyou commending the government issue of bonds Mr. Roosevelt said: "There is no analogy at all with the way things were in 1893. On No vember 30 of that year there was in the treasury but $161,000,000 in gold. On November 14 of this year there was $904,000,000 of gold. Then years ago the circulation per capita was $23.23. It is now $33.23." Mr. Roosevelt might have added that at this time when the govern ment is issuing $50,000,000 in bonds it has something more than $250,000, 000 loaned to the banks. Mr. Cleveland had but $161,000,000 in gold and no money to loan to the banks but he was roundly denounced for his bond issue, by republican papers. Mr. Roosevelt has $904,000,000 in gold and $250,000,000 loaned to the banks, yet he makes a $50,000,000 bond issue in time of peace and men who condemned Cleveland applaud Roosevelt. POOR OLD PA. The St. Louis Glove-Democrat (rep.) says: "Pennsylvania's largest d.-mocratic vote was 452,264. In 1896, the year of Bryan's first cam paign, it dopped to 422,054. In 1900 it was but 2,200 larger. The Parker slump in 1904 was to 335,000. In the same time the republican vote of the state increased 300,000." And about the same time, also, the people of Pennsylvania trusted the republican party to build a state house and it developed that out of the $13,000,000 paid by the people of Pennsylvania for that state house $9,000,000 went into the sockets of a lot of political grafters. Surely Pennsylvania is republican! Poor old Pennsylvania! We drifted into the business place of a good friend a few days ago and found the proprietor of the place busily engaged unwrapping a lot of printing, bill heads, letter heads, en velopes, etc., which he had just re ceived from an eastern printery. A little conversation brought forth the information that he sent for the goods because he could save about four dollars on a thirty dollar bill. In other words, where we would have charged him $36 for the job, he got it done for $32. We sat down and made a patient though, perhaps, not successful effort to demonstrate to our friend where he had got off wrong. We cited him to numerous instances when he had warmly com mended us for smartly rapping the great mail order and catalogue house. We had him to explain why it is a deadly sin to patronize a dry goods, or clothing or hard war; or furni ture mail order house and "good business" to patronize a printing mail order house. We told him that if we had got that $36 for that job it would have not been lost to the com munity but would have continued to circulate around here in Lewistown. A portion of it would have paid our meat bill and then the butcher would have paid a farmer for some cattle with it and then the farmer would have bought some groceries, drugs, dry goods, clothing or furniture and thus it would have continued until some fellow got hold of it and sent it to an eastern printing concern for letter heads, bill heads, envelopes, etc. Then it would be good bye money. Farewell, a long farewell to all of your usefulness in Lewis town or Fergus county. This talk was not made to our friend in any spirit of anger, pique or complaint. It was simply the same talk that we would expect from him had he caught us unpacking a bill of stuff from Sears, Roebuck & Co., or Montgomery Ward. Even with wheat at 75 cents per bushel and oats at 60 cents, the to tal value of the Fergus county grain crop this year will be sufficient to have purchased all of the land on which the grain was grown, if taken at its valuation two years ago. A contemporary prints an edi torial entitled "Homes in Montana" and sets forth the advantages of the Huntley irrigated tract near Billings as a place for new settlers to take up their abode. We will admit ev erything that is said in favor of Huntley but at the same time insist that Fergus county offers opportuni ties every whit as good to the new settler as the irrigated tract in the lower end of the state. True, we have no big government irrigation project up here but we have tens of thousands of acres of the finest grain land out of doors. Some of this land lies down along a score of beau tiful little streams, the greater por tion of it lies up on the four or five immense benches in the county. On July 30th, the republican state committee of Ohio met and endorsed Secretary Taft for the presidency. Roosevelt has previously endorsed Taft. But on the 5th of November, the voters of Ohio practically re nudiated those endorsements. Fora ker's friends carried Columbus; Johnson, democrat, was elected in Cleveland, and Whitlock, democrat, in Toledo. But Teddy is happy still. The office-holders appointed by him in Oklahoma say that they will make him president a third term. Already a number of industrial plants have been forced to shut down, says a dispatch from Wall street, owing to the money condi tions, which means that these condi tions are working their own cure. Such is the consolation of the Wall street gamblers. Thousands of men are without employment. Prices of wheat and cotton have declined. And this is hailed as a godsend and a cure of hard times by the frenzied financiers who caused the panic. As the ship subsidy lobby is al ready gathering in Washington for another assault upon the treasury, they must have confidence in the great majority of republican con gressman being in favor of that graft ing proposition. Still on can hardly (believe, that for the sake of their own political fortunes, many repre sentatives of the people will take the chances of voting for the ship sub sidy graft and expect the people to re-elect them. At last Grover Cleveland can join the ranks of those politicians from whom Mr. Roosevelt has borrowed his policies. The president has fol lowed Cleveland's policy of issuing bonds to replenish the supply of gold in the treasury. There is this difference, however, that Cleveland was forced to act by conditions brought about by his predecessor, while Roosevelt's act has been made necessary by conditions produced by republican policies. President Roosevelt has evidently befogged the usually clear brain of former United States Senator Spoon er, for he said when asked whether Mr. Roosevelt will be a candidate for president again? "God alone knows. He has said he won't be candidate. He has said he will be a candidate. He is impulsive. He is erratic. He is honest in his desires, but the man does not live who can say whether he will run again or not. The American Federation of Labor is opposing the re-election of Mr. Cannon to the speakership of the House of Representatives. Unfor tunately, however, the standpatters are stronger than the Federation of Labor, and so long as laboring men vote the republican ticket, they are a negligible quantity. Uncle Joe can snap his fingers at them. Prices are higher in France, as they are here, and from the same causes. A ditpatch from Paris, deploring the excessive cost of living, attributes it to protectionism, militarism, improv ident and wasteful public expendi tures. Strikes, unionism and bad leg islation rushed through with feather head levity. Same here. We may expect to hear when Con gress meets that the democrats are responsible for the panic, but it will keep the republicans busy explaining why they have to borrow money on purpose to help the frenzied finan If, as President Roosevelt says, "the prosperity we now enjoy rests directly upon our national resources," isn't it false to say that prosperity rests upon our outrageous tariff laws and financial system, as most repub lican leaders declare. Human nature must have forced a grin on the face of Grover Cleve land when he heard that President Roosevelt had ordered an issue of bonds and certificates to try and stop the panic. No one can deny that the $150, 000,000 bonds and certificates were issued to help the banks and not the people, but the taxpayers will have to settle the bills. The president is said to have been in a "tumult of rage" because a na tional committeeman told him he was being "blamed for the panic." Whom the Gods would destroy they first make mad. NAVY DEFEATS ARMY. Great Annual Football Game Goes to the Annapolis Boys. Philadelphia, Nov. 30.—The navy today defeated the army in the an nual football contest on Franklin field by the score of 6 to 0, before a brilliant and representative assem blage of nearly 30,000. Though the score looks close, the West Point team never seriously threatened the Annapolis goal, the midshipmen playing all around their apponents at nearly every stage of the contest. The result was a sur prise to the army, for, with a heavier team, more experienced, and a better season's record than the navy, the cadets could see nothing but victory. Tne navy soon put the army on the run. But, like good soldiers, the army came back and fought very hard. It was no use, however, for it was the navy's day. The game was marred by much fumbling and other misplays. The new style plays, particularly the for ward pass, were failures nearly ev ery time they were tried. Both teams resorted to much punting and end runs. The only score of the game was made in the first half. The midship man twice had the bah wi f hin striking distance and each time failed to follow up their advantage; but finally .after a punting duel, an army man fumbled and a midship man fell on the pigskin on the army's 26-yard line. Lefthalfback Douglass went through the West Point Jine for 10 yards A forward pass helped some and another line play put the ball two yards from the cadets' goal. The army braced, but the navy was not to be denied Douglass was called on again and with a mighty plunge, went over for a touchdown. Lange kicked a g.tal. There was little doing in the re mainder of the half. The second was more or less list less, play frequently being stopped to enable the trainers to fix up injured men. Each team constantly punted, with the hope of recovering the ball on fumbles in its opponent's terri tory. This frequently happened. The star of the game was Captain Douglass. His punting was uniform ly good and his tackling sure. But it was running with the ball where he showed his best. For the army, Beavers was called upon to do the most work and he played a brilliant game. He was forced to leave the field through injuries. Society was out in force to wit ness the game. Though the presi dent was not present, he was rep resented by Miss Ethel Roosevelt, who was the guest of Acting Secre taryq of War Oliver and the Misses Oliver. The Oliver party included Assistant Secretary of the Treasurer Beekman. Secretary Metcalf officially repre sented the navy department. He was accompanied by Mrs. Metcalf and Senator and Mrs. Flint of Cal ifornia. A big grey mule, covered with grey, black and yellow of the army, in the capacity of mascot, rambled in front of the army stand, and a poat was mascot for the navy. The West Point contingent also had a bear cub, sent from Detroit. Bees Laxative Cough syrup for coughs, colds, croup and whooping cough grows in favor daily with young and old. Mothers should keep it on hand for children. It is prmpt relief to croup. It is gently laxative, driving the poison and phlegm from the system. It is a simple remedy that gives immediate relief. Guaranteed. Phillips Drug Co. P. Letterine show card ink at Democrat Supply Department. the LAND INSURANCE LOANS If you want to buy or sell land, visit No. 116 1-2 opposite P. O. If your buildings or personal property is not insured, let me write out a policy be fore it is too late. I have 8 per cent money to loan on city or ranch property, in large or small amounts and for any term up to 10 years. Will appreciate a share of your busi ness. EDMUND WRIGHT Lewistown, ... Montana BASIN LUMBER COMPANY Carries a complete line of LUMBER LATH SHINGLES and other building material. Moore, Montana Catholic Church Notice. Services are held at Kendall on the second and fourth Sunday of ev ery month, at 10:30 a. m. FR. A. MULLER. R. W. J. DeCOURSEY VETERINARY SURGEON AND DENTIST* Office and Hospital: Elkhom Stables Residence 'Phone, Mutual No. 1 Bank of Fergus Co. Bldg. Lewistown Mutual phone 322. J}R. PATTERSON Dentist Special attention given to gold work and straightening of irregular teeth. QR. J. THEO. BRICE PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON Special attention given to diseases of women. X-Ray and Electrical Treatments Given. OFFICE: DIAMON D BLOCK Office Hours: 10 to 12 a. m.; 3 to 6 p. m.; 7 to 8 p. m. LEWISTOWN, MONTANA P F. ATTIX, M. D. PHYSICIAN AnF SURGEON All electrical and X-Ray treatments given at the home or office. Surgeon Montana Railroad Co., Spring Creek Coal Mines. OFFICE: DIAMOND BLOCK. Hours: 10 to 12; 2 to 4; 7 to 8 LEWISTOWN, : MONTANA rflUflCELITE OIL Palacelite Oil is Free From Impurities* It does not char the wick, smoke nor smell* The Best People Use it and Endorse it* Our Lubricating Oils Are the Best There Is ...... Try Our 70 or 76 GASOLINE WHY PATRONIZE THE TRUST FERGUS COUNTY HARDWARE CO. Lewistown, Montana Hopkins Brothers Purs Food Grocers Having bought emt the Fergus County Tea Company, we wish to inform their customers that we will furnish them with the same high grade goods hereafter as before. Hopkins Brothers MONTANA ELEVATOR COMPANY Moore , Montana We have both 'phones. Call us either at Lewistown or Moore and get the WHEAT MARKET any day. We will buy Crail, Macaroni and frosted or damaged Wheat; New Oats and Borley. .MONTANA ELEVATOR COMPANY.. Moore , Montana Store Your We will store your wheat or oats at lowest rates; will loan or sell sacks; will insure grain while stored and*buy when you are ready to sell at highest market price. Get one of our contracts. THE JUDITH BASIN MILL Steinberg & Co., Lessees Central Meat Market ABEL BROS. Best of Everything in Meats and Vegetables Beef, Pork, Mutton, Hams and Bacon : : : : Lewistown's Leading Market