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Fergus County Democrat
Official Paper of Fergus County TOM STOUT, Publisher and Prop. Lewistown, Montana... Aug. 3, 1909. Entered at the postoffice at Lewis town, Montana, as second class mat ter. SUBSCRIPTION: One year ......................$2-50 Six months .................... Three months...................'5 Notice to Subscribers. In ordering paper changed to a new address, mention old address also, to insure prompt delivery. Subscribers failing to receive their papers will please notify this office. In other words, Kopec may be crazy ain't no fool. while Franc he evidently Wlhlie he was at it, it would ap pear that President Taft also hung the hides of a couple of Montana U. S. senators on the fence. Having been decisively licked by the Moores the sola'ityy of Alfonse evidently want no Moore of that sort of work and have insurrected. These conferees have discovered in the case of Mr. Taft that large boc4es not only move slowly but are rather difficult to budge at all. Hundreds of Butte sports fell for a fake prize fight in the big camp the other day. This is the same town which refuses to support a fifth clas3 base ball tea m. Poor old Butte! This is going to be a poor year for farm mortgages in Fergus coun ty. Most of them are going out of business after the big wheat crop is sola'. _ The bdoy of Zebulon M. Pike to lie at the foot of Pike's peak. It may be remarked in passing, however that this is not the first body which has lied at the foot of Pike's peak Young Eddie Cudahy who jumped into fame by being kidnappeu' by Pat Crowe has been hooked again. A young lady from San Francisco has pleaded guilty to the act. During his long cross examination on the witness stand, Harry Thaw showed himself the equal of Attorney Jerome. Therefore, if Thaw is in sane, what about Jerome? President Pulliam, of the National League of Base Ball Clubs, com mitted suicide. Anybody who has as much to do with base ball umpires as Mr. Pulliam is perfectly justified in taking such extreme measures. King Alfonse, of Spain, is the latest monarch to testify .to the fact that the gentleman who stated 'that "un easy lies the head that wears a crown," knew exactly what he was talking about. With three babies, 'the oldest of which is only three years of age, to put to bed every night, it would ap pear that young King Alfonse has quite enough to do without two thirds of his subjects rising in re volt. The man who doesn't care enough for his wife to think it necessary to have an excuse when he stays out late at night may be envied by 'his friends, but he is really to be pitied. —Chicago Record-Herold. As Ihe rides out over the Inland Empire to the experiment station to tiay, Governor Norris will have an opportunity of seeing the most beau tiful and productive portion of the great state of which he is the official head. A man in Buitte kicked because his assessment was a thousand dollars too high. His recalcitrant attitude caused the commisioners to do a bit of investigating which revealed the fact that the man had not been pay ing just proportion of taxes for seven years back 60 the was boosted and the back taxes amount to twenty five 'hundred dollars. The man from Butte might have profited by the example of a large cattle owner in Fergus county who, some years back, was informed that the commissioners had raised his cattle assessment by one thousand head. Without the least show of concern, the cattle man re plied: Oh, that's all right but they are still five thousand head shy." A Great Falls plumber was fined by his union because he rode to ana' from his work in an automobile. It has always been a source of wonder to us 'that all plumbers have not adopted the automoible as the surest means of reducing the unwielaly sur plus which their operations ought to build up for them. , The lower house of congres fixed up a tariff bill which differs in no material points from the present Dingley law except that the duty on some of the necessaries of life was boosted. The senate then proceea'ed to give the house rates such a lift that President Taft stepped in and is making a grand stand play at real revision by making the senate come down to the house bill rates. In this beautiful manner, the people of the nation are being bamboozled and the rotund president is being acclaim ed as a patriot for his part in the brace game performance. LUCKY FOR MONTANA. Norman E. Mack's new democratic magazine, the National Monthly, is speedily taking rank with the most in fluential publications of the day. It is gotten up in an attractive form and style, is most ably edited and num bers among its contributors many of the best political writers in the na tion. The last issue told how Montana came to have Edwin Lee Norris as her governor. Young Norris was teaching school idown in Texas, hav ing moved to the Lone Star State from his native state of Kentucky. He had been posting up on Montana and, while the outlook in Texas was bright, the allurements of Montana far away to the northwest, was equal ly insistent. Finally, to decide Che place of his permanent residence, young Norris frisked himself for a coin which he intended to toss. A half dollar was the biggest .thing he could lo cate. He called "Heads, Montana; tails, Texas." Heads won and Nor ris pulled his freight for Montana. Continuing the mention, the Na tional Monthly says: "Today he is the governor of chat state—Che Hon. Edwin Lee Norris, a democrat, and one of the West's most interesting and ablest men. In the National Monthly's series of "Democratic Governors,' we will pre sent Governor Norris of Montana, in the September number. SPORT OF THE ENGLISH. Butte News: An active compiler has figured that the Englishman spends on sport every year two and half times as much as he does on the army and navy. Here in America, where almost evertyhing dwindles into insignfi cance besde baseball and racing, it is interesting to observe the number and predominance of sports which are practically unknown (here. Football amd cricket lead, with an annual expenditure of $58,000,000; racing comes next with an annual ex penditure of $52,000,000. Strangely enough fox hunting is the next most important sport, and on this $44,000, 000 is annually squandered. On shooting, the English devotee of outdoor life spends $40,000,000 every twelve months and on yacht ing $15,000,000. The Englishman spends three mil lions in fishing, four millions on golf and -three million on his rowing, Even his polo costs him half a million, his coaching a million and his cours ing a million and a half. While the Americans are content to enjoy sports as 'Spectators, the English must be participants. This accounts for the marvelous annual ex penditure of $223,000,000 for various kinds of sport. Every village and county has its amateur sports and fr<?m the most in consequent to the most pretentious contest, professionalism is u'iscour aged. Sport abroad is a pleasure, an amusement, a diversion,—not a busi ness. THE TARIFF PROMISE. St. Paul Dispatch: The New York Press, which is one of the most I persistent advocates of high tariffs I to be found outside of the conference I committee, denies that the promise I of revision downwand had anything I to do with the election of Mr. Taft and a republican -congress. lit con-1 tends that what elected Mr. Taft was .that the people wanted to beat Bryan, and not that they wanteef the tariff lowered. "If the republican platform had never mentioned revi sion," says the Press, 'the republican party would have been just as surely' triumphant as it became with its re vision promise.' If the Press will search its memory a little it may recall that, next to the injunction plank, no part of the plat form was the subject of so much discussion and so many telephone messages between the rooms of the resolutions committee of the Chicago convention and the White House, Mr. Taft was, as that. same tariff plank. Indeed, it is doubtful if any expression in the platform met with as much opposition or raised as much question as to its advisability as Chat phrase about "a reasonable profit, but all the practical politicians saw the danger in a phrase capable of such varied interpretation. The phrase, however, was Mr. Taft's; it said what Mr. Taft meant, and it went. The wisidom Of the judicious politician was vindicated, for not untl Mr. Taft left the golf links and began to interpret the plat form as a revision downward declara tion did the situation give satisfac tory promise of republican success. It's really a little .too soon after the campaign for the high protectionists to contend that the promise of re vision downward had nothing to do with the result, seem to ithink s Mr. Taft didn't during the cam-1 paign, and he doesn't seem to think that the revision downward promise is of no consequence now. MR. BRYAN'S POLICIES. | Omaha World-Herald: You can not blame the esteemed' New York | Times for (feeling a bit discouraged. It has been fighting Mr. Bryan and his ideas, tooth and toenail, for these many years. And the harder it figths, the oftener Bryan loses, the more triumphant do his ideas prove! He has not had the pleasure of fight ing them in official position, jlut he has had the rare satisfaction of fore ing them upon ihis successful op-1 ponents; of seeing those who have lampooned and berated his policies | take them up, one after the other, driven by the stern logic of events. It is this that leads the Times to I comment dolefully on Mr. Bryan's | suggestion that Mr. Taft and the| congress give the people a chance to vote on the direct election of sena-J ers at the same time they are vot ing on the income tax. "Why not?" asks the Times, and it goes on to say: "That seems to be the fate of Mr. Bryan's principles—'the republican take them for their own. He once said that, although the people had not bura'enedi him with the cares of office, his life was not without its anxieties. He could not leave his principles out over night without los ing some of them and the missing ones he generally found at the White House. So, in succession, have gone his 'issues' of railroad regulation, of | the federal license for corporations, of a reduction of import duties, of postal savings banks, of limiting the power to issue injunctions, and now his tax 'on individual and corporate incomes', has been snatched from him by a republican president and a re publican congress. "Not one of these is of republican origination. Not one is rootea' old-fashioned republican belief. They are all alien (to the policies and the professions of the republican party from Lincoln to McKinley, they not been exploited and Had made widely popular by Mr. Bryan not one of them would have been ap propriated by the republicans—what then? The Times' answer is worth pondering over. It says: "Would that leave Mr. Bryan with out an issue, stripped bare of prin-1 ciples, without a platform to stand j on, without consideration, finished, done for? Hardly. It would make him a very safe and acceptable can didate for men of all parties who are, or soon will be, disgusted with the republican party because of the 1 shameless breaking of its pledge to reduce the tariff duties. The argu ment that Bryan is 'ambitious, un steady, unsafe' would fall flat, since the adoption by the republicans of such an array of his principles ana' would furnish convincing policies proof that he is as safe as Mr. Taft, ^ ar sa -fer .than Mr. Roosevelt. He I was a t**t ahead of the times, that is I a ^> anc ^ was unlucky. His enemies have profited by his inventions. certainly -they have done their ut most to P re P are the wa V tor Mr ' j Bryan to come into his own wihen J ever they t° se the confidence of the I People Money to loan on farm and ranch lands. Prompt and good service, The Cook-Reynolds Co. 7-6-tf WORK MUST NOT STOP. Samuel Untermyer, one of the greatest attorneys of the United States and one who has fought some of the bitterest legal battles ever waged in our courts against great corporations, was recently asked for his views as to a criminal prosecu tion of the Sugar Trust and said: "What would be the use? The Sugar Company has been a consistent law breaer ever since its birth. Its activities in congress have been one of the scandals of the country tor many years. It has robbed the public and ruined its would-be competitors But it is no worse than many of the others in its criminal methods, and not quite so bad as some. "This suddenly aroused virtuous abhorrence of its methods is amus ing. It accidentally happens at the moment to be the scapegoat, but as the government has waitea 1 until after the principal offenders are dead it doesn't much matter. When ever the government really wants to bring the criminal rich who are man aging .these conspiracies that are notoriously violating the criminal law within the penalties of that law, it will not be difficult. There never has I been an honest, intelligent effort to enforce the ample provisions of the I law against any of the monster monopolies. | "The government has had no trouble in convicting and driving out | 0 f business a few poor, struggling, comparatively harmless combinations | that were put together to prevent bankruptcy and secure a small profit. But the financial buccaneers who have been 'holding up' .the country in the necessities of life, keeping ou: foreign competition through the tariff at one end and crushing home competition at the other until the increase in cose Off living is alarming, have remained immune until every lawyer who has had to deal with this big question knows that the pretend | ed enforceent of the law is a huge farce. "We all know thac the Anti-Trust I law is being openly flaunted and I violated every iday by some of the | moS £ powerful men in the land. There | are nU mberless secret, /unlawful pools | to con t ro l prices and restrict produc t ; on operating today, many of them un der writter agreements that are cr i m inal conspiracies on their face, 'Somehow or other it looks as it t ^ e power of these men is too much f or tbe government. The evidence cr j es have been for years avail- j ab j e t0 tlie pub li c authorities if they wou lci go about their task as they do m terreting out smugglers, counter f e iters, post-office thieves and other classes of criminals, "We are told by a certain section the Press (and some gentlemen aroun d Wall street are regaining their | smug conh'dienee in that belief) that there has been a reaction in the pub lic mind against what they are pleased to call 'attacks' on these crim inal conspiracies. "For the sake of the country let us hope these gentlemen ar mistaken; for if they are right we shall have an upheaval in this country as compared to which the mild and harmless ex periments of the last administration will seem like a midsummer zephyr alongside a cyclone. "These pools and combinations are growing stronger andl more numerous, Individual enterprise is being strangl ed. Unless they are brought within the clutch at the criminal law ana destroyed the future is fraught with danger. The only way to regulate them is to bury them. So long as the president of '-the United States - an defy the law by giving them im j mumty, and go unrebukea', the sen timent of the country is callous. "I dread the awakening. We are hyserical, press-ridden people and iwe go to extremes. Dr. C. D. Clark VETERINARY SURGEON DENTIST AND Office and Hospital Wards at Elk horn Livery Barn. Both 'Phones 55. Calls Answered Day or Night. But|QBO* R; CRBBL UNDERTAKER LICENSED EMBALMER Calls answered promptly day or plg ht. Both phones No. 2. 508 Main Street lewistown. Montana REAL A®, ft i" J.i «d! ESTATE Ghe PIONEER REAL ES1ATE DEALERS of the famous Judith Basin Lands, Loans, Live Stock, Commis sion Agents, Land Office Attorneys. Hilger Loan & Realty Co. Townsite Agents Moore, Straw, Garneill LEWISTOWN, MONTANA Empire Barber Shop Taylor & Williams, Props. Everything new and tihe most modern appliances. Bath Rooms In Connection Under Empire Bank building, corner Main St. and Fourth Avenue. 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