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Fergus County Democrat
THE OFFICIAL PAPER OF FERGUS COUNTY TOM STOUT, Publisher and Proprietor Entered at the postoffice at Lewistown, Montana, as second-class matter. SUBSCRIPTION: One year-------$2.50 Six months- 1.25 Three months--.75 Subscribers, Notice. In ordering your paper changed to a new ad dress, mention old ad dress also, to insure prompt delivery. Sub scribers failing to receive their papers will please notify this office. LEWISTOWN, MONTANA, ----- • . .......... . MARCH 21, 1911. SENATOR MYERS' POSITION. At the banquet given last week in Hamilton in Iris honor, Senator Henry L. Myers spoke as follows concern ing what he believes to be the duties to which he has just been chosen: "If 1 were asked: 'What is your your highest ideal of a man in public life?' and if I were asked what I would rather be in public life than anything else, I would say: I would rather be! a conscientious Christian statesman, I know one thing that I can be, and that, with the help of God, 1 intend to be, and that is a conscientious pub lie servant. "In public life my slogan will be: 'The people must rale.' "No one faction or factor must be allowed to rule. No one interest or set of interests must rule, but the peo pie, the source of all power. If this government is to be a success the peo ple must rule all the time. I am what is called a progressive, but 1 think; rather it is going back to old funda mental Jeffersonian and Lincolnian principles. Equal rights for all and special privileges for none is simply special privileges for none is simply special privileges for none is simply special privileges for none is simply paramount to the undying declaration that is is a government of the people, for the people and by the people, and they both represent the principles up on which I stand. "In representing the state of Mon tana I intend to represent no one fac tion or element, no one interest, but every element and every interest of the whole people of this grand state. I go into the position without any obligations, with no strings on me, without wearing any collar, free to do right as I see it and as God gives me the light to see it. "My ideal of a public servant is the iviy meal oi a \iuum. seivani is me man upon whose back no party lash can be laid to make him bow his neck to the yoke of party against what i right. "I heartily subscribe to the declara tion that T read in the papers and that was so frankly and nobly made by my young friend, Ronald Higgins, whom T sec here, when he said that a man should be honest in politics as well as in business.. That, in my mind, is one of the great declarations of public life and if that principle is j followed a man will not intentionally go astray. I adopt that principle for my own. "In the application of that principle, my friends, I will decide what is right in everything that comes before me on my own judgment, my own con victions and my own conscience. That will be niy test. In looking down the perspective of the vista of coming years and generations in this country I can see a glorious future for this country. T believe this coun try was designed by God to be a country where the greatest measure 'of political, civil and religious liberty should prevail. "Let us fix the ideal of civic righteousness and public attainment under this God-given government, place it high and strive to attain it and then it" we shall fall short of the measure we shall have done our duty, and if T can contribute one mite to that attainment T shall be glad that I have been called into pub lic life.'' 'rur dv*i nr- a THE REAL REASON NOW. Helena Independent: The reason why President Taft sent the troops toward the Mexican frontier, which startled the country and caused the whole world to look on, is gradually becoming known, although the man in the white house lias sought to de ceive the people by saying it was for the purpose of giving the army exer cise in maneuver.-. Th brought upon the president to rally the fighting farces of the nation in Texas and on the southern coasts in both oceans, came from the vicinity pressure of Wall street. As is well known, I several American millionaires are the owners and operators of large min ing industries in Mexico, which have been interfered with by the insur rectos, and to protect the property of these men is the secret of the whole affair. The president, in a private con versation, which was not intended for publication, stated as his reason for ordering out the army and navy, was to enforce neutrality laws, to prevent the establishment of an independent government in Lower California, to protect the property of all foreigners in Mexico, all done by arrangement with Diaz. This does not seem at all unreasonable, but the strangest feature of it is, why the president did not tell the truth in the first place. He alarmed the country to an un usual degree, and caused all Europe to believe that it was the intention ol' the United States to take absolute possession of Mexico. The president smiles when it is suggested to him that it was a hazardous undertaking —(hazardous in the sense of causing the United States to be regarded by foreign nations as a land-grabber. Suppose the German emperor had ordered the troops of his country out at midnight, with instructions to be mobilized on the French frontier, would not France have been aj pre-! hensive that Germany intended strik-' ing a blow? Would the world have believed that the Kaiser was telling the truth if he had said that he was sending the army there only for the punpose of maneuvers, particularly as there were many other sections olf that country where these practice exercises could be carried on. If Mr, aft expected the people of this coun try who believe he was stating a fact, 111 saying the movement was for the purpose of maneuvers, he must know by this time, that from the very bc ginning they doubted everything he sa 'd upon the subject. He has gained nothing by his mysterious methods. ---------------------- - ~ WHAT ADVERTISING DOES. . , J here are few people m this en lightened age who do not appreciate ^ lc value of legitimate, well directed advertising. 1 lie advertising depart ment now r recognized as the most important of every great commercial enterprise, and this fact should be true > |° : l proportionate degree, m every business establishment, large or sma ^- The state of Montana is just now a shining example of the power and force of affective advertising. Within the past two years, three railroad companies, the Milwaukee, Northern Pacific and Great Northern, have spent approximately half a mil lion dollars advertising the advantages and resources of the Treasure state. Other enterprises, such as commercial clubs and private real estate concerns, have doubtless spent as much more. What is the result? Montana's development i- un paralleled in the history of common wealth building. Montana, in a period f five years, is doing what it took • j • - o other states titty years to accomplish Within that period, from twenty to thirty million acres of new land have been settled, and by reason of this settlement, this land shall have in creased in value hundreds of millions of dollars. One fact stands out as an example pre-eminent of the advantage of this advertising. In the year 1909 the state of Mon tana sold a little over five thousand acres of land at an average price of sixteen dollars per acre. The follow ing year, in 1910, the state sold 115, 000 acres at an average price of twen ty dollars per acre. Advertising not only provided a market for this vast additional acreage but added four hun dred sixty thousand dollars in cold cash to the state's fund for the public schools and other institutions. There are approximately one and a quarter million acres of first-class agricultural land in the Judith Basin. No one will deny that the advertising which this section of country has re ceived during the past two years has added at least fifteen dollars per acre to the value of all this land. That is a most conservative estimate, but in the aggregate it means an increase of eighteen million seven hundred fifty thousand dollar- to the value of agricultural lands in the Judith Basin. THE RUSH WESTWARD. Butte Inter Mountain: Coast news papers are giving prominence to the dispatches from Chicago and points further east which say that the rail 'roads will carry move hnmeseek to tlu . no rthwest this season than in anv past year. The cheap rates al ready are in effect and some road are preparing for an enormous busi ness. As a rule the greatest rush of land-seekers comes late in the season, after the summer work has been com pleted on the farm. But this year the rush i- beginning unusually early and taken to indicate a tremendous flood of emigration. Montana undoubtedly will receiv its share of business from the west ward movement. Real estate deal ers and land agents in the eastern. central and northern parts of the state agree that indications point t, greater demand for farms in Montana than developed last year. That means that many thousands of people hav< j their eyes on this state and that many thousands of new settlers will seek homes here. Not all of them will attempt to file on homestead o,r desert lands. Many will have the means to purchase and properly improve places of their own. And the latter are the best kind of farmers, for it takes capi tal to make a success of farming tin less conditions arc quite unusual. Montana will welcome new blood and new capital. There is room for both, for this state still is the land of opportunity, where fortune and success await honest, well-directed ef fort FINE ALL AROUND. . To those who have arrived at that stage af mental development which j enables them to arrive at the con elusion that the result of adding two j and two together is four, will be able i to understand the significance of the I report that former Senator Carter, of ' Montana, is to be made attorney gen ! eral otf the United States, when con I sidered in relation to tile fact that j there is now pending before the na tional department of justice a hi damage suit against the Amalga mated Copper company. The govcri ment contends that the smelter fumes have been destroying trees on a na tional forest, which is located near Anaconda, and insists that the Ana conda Mining company pay the dam age in addition to making such changes in the smelter as to prevent further damage. The smelter folks say that this change cannot be made, and the only alternative offered, if the government presses its suit, is to close down the smelter. It does not take long for one to decide what will happen to these cases if Tom Carter, that great and good friend of the Amalgamated, happens to be placed in charge of the very department be fore which the cases are pending. There may also be other reasons why Carter should be wanted as attorney general of the United States, but they, perhaps, are not quite so ob vious as this one. An error which vitally effected the meaning and intent of the measure was discovered by Governor Norris when he took up for consideration Senate Bill No. 145, which relates to the purchase by the state of the Warm Springs insane asylum from the present owners, Mitchell & Mus sigbrod, for a sum in excess of half a million dollars. The special legis lative committee recommended that the state purchase the asylum and pay for it the sum of $650,000. A bill to that effect was introduced by Senator Donlan but its provisions did not meet with the approval of the legis lature and the measure was amended so as to put it up to the voters of the state to determine whether or not the deal should be made. Other very important amendments were append ed to the bill but when it was sent to Governor Norris for his signature, he found that when the bill was en rolled, these amendments were left out. He signed it only after having a stipulation agreed to by the asylum representatives that the amendments should be considered as a portion of the bill. There has been much un favorable comment throughout the state in connection with this asylum matter. To many people, it appears that $650,(XX) is altogether too much money for the plant and to those best informed on the question it appears that there is merit in this contention. Unquestionably, it will be to the in terest of the state to own its asylum but in a transaction involving that much money the closest possible scrutiny should be exercised in order to obviate any features which might have the suggestion of crookedness or he provocative of a scandal when all of the facts become known. Reports from Washington are to the effect that there is little joy in congressional circles as a result of the extra session call by President Taft. The members of congress have just gone through one hard grind and for many reasons are strenuous ly opposed to being forced into an other right away. For one thing, it gets almighty hot down on the banks of the Potomac along in May ana June and statesmen do not look for ward with any degree of pleasurable anticipation of weeks of sweltering which is sure to be their portion. Then, too, many of them had most attractive lecture courses which must be thrown up. Champ Clark, who was to have toured Montana with a visit to Lewistown included, will lose $9,000 by reason of having to cancel this trip and others are in the same fix. Then, too, while an other election is more than a year off. the boys like to get back home as much as possible to look after their political fences. Very few men in congress have their jobs nailed down o securely as to make it unnecessary for them to be continually on the ookout. As a result of these various objections on the part of congressmen - to the extra session. President Taft just as likely as not to experience ime difficulty in getting his Canadi n reciprocity measure through. The boys on the other vania avenue might vent their spite by reciprocity with votes to consign it It's a pretty safe g should be a candidat any time durin months he would fail far behind his ticket in the Congressional Hall pre cinct, Washington, D. C. end of l'ennsyl take a n otion to land ing on said eiiouj: • li' negative to th e bo tic yard. fit Css that if Taft ite fo r re -election ig- th e n ext two It might be stated here and now that the people of Montana are going to demand that the next democratic tate convention nominate the Hon. 1 . J. Walsh of Helena for the United States senate. By reason of his mag nificent services to the party, by rea son of his demonstrated independence of the slightest taint of corporation influence, by leason of his brilliant qualities of mind and heart. Mr. Walsh is fairly and honestly entitled to this honor at the hands of the party. The same corporate influ ences which prevented his election by the Twelfth assembly will be working from now until the day the convention meets in order to prevent Walsh's nomination. If beaten in the convention they will work just as hard to prevent his election but these facts should urge tile democrats all over the state to greater efforts in the Helena man's behalf. With his rec ord of the past year behind him, T. J. Walsh will sweep this state once he is given an opportunity to go before the people fo r the office of United States senator. The calling of an extra session of congress by President Taft makes no hit with the people of Lewistown. It robbed us of a distinct treat in the shape of a lecture by Champ Clark, the militant Missourian who will succeed Uncle Joe Cannon as speaker of the house of representa tives. Champ was to have appeared in this city the latter part of this month but has been compelled to can cel his date in order that lie can com mence to line things up for the special session called for April 4th. He promises to come later and that is some consolation. An answer as to why President Taft is sending practically the en tire standing army of the United States to the Mexican border may be discovered in the statement that Mor gan and other Wall street interests have $338,001,973 invested in railroads and other enterprises in the southern republic. They put in their money well knowing the unstable condition of the Mexican government, but were, at the same time, playing their usual cinche by reason of the knowledge that they can force the American gov ernment to protect their property even if it should be necessary to de clare war to do so. Miles Poindexter, a nev insurgent senator foom the state of Washing ton, has an explanation for the sud den rushing of U. S. soldiers to the Mexican frontier. He says that the trusts who have large financial in terests in the southern republic sug gested such a demonstration to Pres ident Taft who immediately got busy. How Taft must love those insurg ents who never overlook an opportu nity to swat him one. Some San Diego newspaper men started out in an auto to see what is happening down in the revolution belt in northwestern Mexico. The auto broke down and the luckless scribes walked twenty miles to the nearest town, one of the number being in a critical condition. It would appear that the auto is therefore more dan gerous than a Mexican revolution. Five thousand spectators saw three four hundred revolutionists and regular Mexican soldiers put up a finish fight just across the Arizona line last week. It was declared by those nresent to be almost as good as a real picture show. Champ Clark being fairly success ful in making the republican party go south, is now advising the young men of the country to go and do likewise. Although Champ Clark has advised the young man to go south the chances are that he will continue to come west. Although there are a few indica tions of spring having "came'' it is hardly advisable to take 'em off. "If it isn't an Eastman, It isn't a Kodak." The first time you are in our neigh borhood, step in and let us show you a KODAK We know you'll be delighted with its light weight and compactness, and we want especially to show you how easy it is to load and operate it. They come in all sizes and prices. Wilson-Seiden Drug Co. KODAK AGENTS LEWISTOWN, : : MONTANA FOR SALE The pure blood Clydesdale stal lion brought to Fergus county a year ago by Fred Tracy, is offered at a bargain price, in order to set tle an estate. Color, brown; weight, 2,000; sound and in fine condition; excellent disposition. Foaled in May, 1904, at Kilmaranock, Scot land; registered in Scotland ami with American Clydesdale As sociation. Horse can be seen at old Medigar ranch, 2 miles north of Lewistown. For inspection of pedigree and further information see or write R. W. REYNOLDS Administr itor of the Estate of Fred Tracy, Lewistown, Montana. PL0W5& PLOWS YOU MIGHT AS WELL HAVE THE BEST ONE Cultivate your soil with the best plows and implements, and you will get the best crops. We sell only the successful, tried, implements, such as the John Deere Stay Sulky Plows, Emerson High Lift Sulky Plows, Disc Harrows, Superior and Kentucky Drills. A complete line of repairs for all our implements. MONTANA HARDWARE COMPANY YOUR HOME STORE. I5he Leading Drug Store In Fergus County* Why? Because we carry the LARGEST and BEST SELECTED STOCK. Mail orders given prompt attention. Try us and you will trade with no one else. C. H. WILLIAMS Lewistown and Gilt Edge. Public Auction 560 acres of choice Wheat Land will be sold at auction SATURDAY, MARCH 25 TH j at Stanford, Montana, beginning at 1 p. m. Will be sold on easy terms; 7 per cent, interest. Located one to two miles from Stanford, where there are good schools, churches, stores, lumber yards and good markets for all farm produce. COL. C. KELLEY, Auctioner. Mr. F'infrock will be in Stanford after March 22 and will show the above land to those wishing to inspect it. 1. G. FINFROCK THE ONLY FIRE PROOF STABLE IN THE CITY PINKLEY'S Big New Stsne Stable is INsw Open |New Rigs and Careful Drivers Steam Heat, Hot and Cold Water Competent Help and Prompt Attention All the Modern Appliances Biggest and Best Livery and Bnardlng Stable in tlw West Corner First Avenue and Janeaux Street. for the New Addition To Lewistown I WILL OFFER FOR SALE ABOUT APRIL 1 Fine Resid ence Lots Between Park Addition and Fifth Ave. The plats for this addition are now being made. When the lots are placed on the market they will be the best bargains ever offered. ,For further information address P. P. Halpin, Box 266 , Kalispell, Mont.