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ROOSEVELT-DIXON WING OF RE PUBLICAN PARTY GETS NO MERCY AT LIVINGSTON. DELEGATION FOR TAFT Although Not Instructed, Eight Mem bers From Montana Are All for the President From Start to Finish— Many Progressives in Favor of Bolting Convention. Livingston, May 16.—"To bolt or. not to bolt" was the question which agitated the Roosevelt minority all day today in the republican state con vention. There was no bolt, however, but the Roosevelt men sat in the con vention throughout, though beaten on every proposition. j The Roosevelt delegates had hired nother hall and had it all rcadv in another hall and had it all ready in case they should bolt, and conferences . .. _ , ' | of the Roosevelt delegates were held all the forenoon and up to the noon hour and ne-ain di,.w tim hour and again during the afternoon recess. The fact, of the matter is that the Roosevelt men were not themselves agreed on the matter of bolting, and "..... /: tt !i apparent to the taction leaders that it would be disastrous to start a bolt and have a number of the i Roosevelt delegates stay in the con vention. There were many Roosevelt , , , „ - . men who badly wanted to bolt and j » rongly urged mcl, n course But: Sr VpiTfo which they have so long been mem bers, and they declared would keep their seats. It is said that the Roosevelt men stood about three to two in favor- of that they of the Roosevelt men to join in a bolt if it was started defeated the plah. The Taft delegates showed that — ..---- — ... ....... T ng U bl,t the ,lttor refusal of some Gl t no Hooooiiolt n-i nn t/v -Inin 4 n iTk r 7r . at i troL'they foueht^back. trol, they fought back, talked back and cheered back and drowned out the ™, ( Dacl f aad downed out the ^ ^ j 2 TVS,'ZSJ'iX'SZ put into service and once the dele gates had got together for the after noon session, things were rushed through without delay, so the Roose velt men might ha-e no opportunity | for further conferences on the sub- i ject of bolting. There were four test - votes in the convention, the Taft side EVERY FARMER In Fergus County will find it to his advantage to read our advertisements. If you don't come here to trade you will at least have the satisfaction of knowing whether you are paying to much for your groceries or not. You cam save money by trading here. 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C. winning all, of course, the votes being 409 to 234, 419 to 236, 431 to 225 and 422 to 232. The Roosevelt ticket for Chicago delegates, headed by Joseph M. Dixon, was defeated and the Taft ticket elected. While the delegates are not definitely pledged they are requested to use all honorable means to secure the renomination of Taft and all of the delegates are pronounced Taft men. The platform strongly indorses the Taft administration and makes no mention of Senator Dixon. LaFollette also failed of a mention in the con vention at the hands of any speaker. The delegates chosen to the national convention are as follows: O. M. Lanstrum, of Lewis and Clark. Edward Donlan, of Missoula. D. J. Charles, of Silver Bow. George T. Baggs, of Ravalli. Sam Stephenson, of Cascade. George W. Clay, of Valley. J. C. Kinney, of Dav'son A. J. Wilcomb, of Madison. Alternates: John D. Waite, of Fergus. John E. Edwards, of Rosebud. Frank B. Connolly, of Yellowstone. John A. Luce, of Gallatin. George Maillete, of Lincoln. E. J. Crull, of Musselshell. W. C. Husband, of Meagher. Julius Lehfeldt, of Blaine. National committeeman Marlow, of Helena. It was 12:16 when John D. Waite, chairman of the state central com Thomas A. prayer was offered by ...... Leland, pastor of the Baptist church. After the reading of the call of the -finer me reauiug oi me can ot me | secretary of the committee, Mr. Waite made a short speech which was n s t en ed to in silence and was very 1 liberally rewarded at the close. He ........1CUICU then announced that the central com- j mittee had selected E. D. Weed, of Helena, for temporary chairman; nVidia, iur Temporary cnairman; Frank Hazelbaker, of Beaverhead, for temporary secretary; and Ed Cunning ham, of Silver Bow, for assistant sec : ret ary. Lee Mantle, of Silver Bow; W. F. Meyer, of Carbon; and T. A. .------—*—> — w..., ,...u x. Cummings, of Chouteau, were the com mittee to escort the chairman to the r, „ . , , , - „ ,------' "" Senator Donlan, of Missoula, es corted the secretaries. Mr. Weed was VOW llfsnvtllv mm am Oil OO lwv very heartily introduced to speech was While he was applauded as he the convention. was j His admirably delivered, i frequently interrupted „, lo Hcjiiemij interrupted he spoke with great deliberation, wait-' ___ ____I :i n. < , ; ing until the cheers and the demon-! stration died away before proceedin.. with his remarks. In this way every , D 8 remarks. In this way every P ° ints i were made with telling effect. The first interruption came The first interruption came when v " irssi.;>™ y vln e S f' d so 1 m 1 ethi "e," de-j "Now dared a Yellowstone delegate from under the gallery. "The republican party has made good," continued Mr. Weed, "Not in the last four years," yelled the * Roosevelt man. The Kinley brought thunders of applause. Each time Mr. Weed mentioned the name of Roosevelt he followed It with the mention of Taft's name and did not pause to give the Roosevelt men an opportunity for a demonstration. They made the demonstration, how ever, without waiting for an oppor tunity, rising and cheering, waving their hats and yelling "Roosevelt," after the first mention of his name. The Taft men also got on their feet yelling the name of their favorite, so that the whole body of delegates was on • its feet and the convention was in an uproar for several minutes. The Taft men seemed able to make con siderably more noise than the Roose velt men when they got at it. When Mr. Weed spoke of the "wise statesmanship of W. H. Taft" there I were hoots and jeers and ironical j laughter from the Roosevelt camp, wheieupon the i aft men again arose i °* i i. ' idly j the in the rear of the hall when Mr. Weed denounced the demagogues. weed anil then the Taft another demonstration, "Pretty weak, pretty weak" called ' lilt; 1ISL U the accomplishments of the Taft ad ing again Horn the Roosevelt camp. When he spoke of the administration's "prosecution of predatory trusts" ------------- and showed once more how loudly they could yell, drowning out Roosevelt supporters. "Who's all right?" demanded a dele gate. Some responded "Teddy" and some responded "Taft" and the responses were kept going for several minutes. I here \vas another ironical demon-: stration from the Roosevelt^^quarters ...u J he people should rule, declared ......... ---- Ro^evelt camp, - - ---------- ------ there was a storm of hoots and jeers, Mr. Weed waited until the storm had Weed in an impressive manner. "You bet," responded a noisy Roose velt man. "But the people are out also to muz zle the demagogues," declared Mr. Weed and then the Taft men made out a Roosevelt man. When Mr. Weed recited the list ot ministration there was ironical cheer ing again from the subsided and then mentioned the coin pletion of the Panama canal, where ....... the Roosevelt men yelled "Teddy l! 11 —. nt .:" .. ' , ....... ............... "oom-ttu delegates arose and made another demonstration, cheering for their man + * 1,.... „ _____• ____ until the Taft men drowned them out. again arose and The reference to Carter was very generously applaud ed. Mr. Weed closed with _ Taft, which was interrupted by cries of "Cut it out,' weak," but Mr tribute to 1 by cries 'Come off" and "Pretty weak," but Mr. Weed took his time. and not a word was lost through any, , . - - — , interruption. He advocated unani mous and enthusiastic support for the ifUfillllrL U1 lilt; LUIl\ 1311 lOIl dl \^nlCcl2,0. d * *!» <**<*»'? delegate. Then the Taft men arose! with cries of "Taft," "Taft," and the cheering continued for some time. At the conclusion of the speech the Taft * v xwi l men gave three cheers for Weed and three cheers for Taft and then the Roosevelt men their favorite. arose and cheered ; j TIFF 10 OF ISSUE OF WOODROW WILSON, DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENCY, OUTLINES VIEWS. (By C. Washington, H. Tavenner.) May 18.—That the coining campaign must be fought out on the question of the tariff and that the people will not long be content to see this issue pushed into the back ground in order that "picturesque per sonalities" may have the center or the stage, is the contention of Gov ernor Wilson of New Jersey. In one of the most recent of his speeches the New Jersey executive said: "It has dawned on the whole coun try that the tariff is no longer a statesmanlike plan of'protection, but a privately managed game for profits. It is a huge scheme, carried out through the votes of enormous num U „ UU6 „ vulca Ul ellormous num bers of men, who are deceived by the Old pnrase, and do not face the new facts, a game in which the powerful, the selfish and the unscrupulous are more likely to win than any others. It is a huge make-believe. "No doubt there are many causes which lie underneath the rise in prices, but however economists may argue, we have only to read the test! mony of trials instituted by the gov ernment, or investigations instituted by congress; we have only to dig a little way into the tariff schedules, and get experts to explain to us the significance of here a phrase and there a fraction, to see the whole business laid bare and bald before us by which systematic advantage has been taken of the tariff to raise prices, and without regarding either justice or the rights of the public. The tariff the mother of artificial nriroa h*> cause it is the foster mother of mo no, ol, and only when tte roo s o t touche'd S \vl!l nice W11U1C CV1I llllUg ill c lUUCIieU Will we begin to get control of the forces which have all but mastered us _____ . The serious and sinister aspect of the tariff is the fact that certain groups of wealthy men have got con trol of the whole tariff business by constituting themselves the chief pa trons of the party in power, by sup plying it with campaign funds, by con vincing it that panic will ensue unon any, even the slightest disregard* of —-. —.....- —disregard « their interests and demands. These benefleiaries of the goverZent's noT 1CV hflVP bPPflmP their control as the stock market and is as much under tne prices for staple goods. "Who can doubt, in the light of all the circumstances, that the tariff is in luui&idiiicd, i ucii me icirirr i be the chief issue of the comin B campaign? It is a great moral ques tion, because nothing could be more profoundly immoral than that a group Budweiser AMERICA'S FAVORITE BEVERAGE The fact tnat we sold 173,184,600 bottles of Budweiser durinq the year 1911 speaks eloquently of the commandinq superiority of lity, purity and exquisite its qua flavor. Its popularity qrows daily. Budweiser Lottled only at the home plant with crowns or corks. ANHEUSER-BUSCH BREWERY ST. LOUIS Fred Pierre Distributor Lewistown Montana of men should control the government of all the people for their own per sonal profit. Such a possibility alters the whole aspect of government, -Ovhich would become, under that plan, Jan instrument of gain; a terrible en gine of selfishness, Instead of a th'ng for the dispensation of even handed justce to all. Such a possibility in troduces every possible element of corruption into the operation of the government." Roosevelt Grows Bitter. tonight Colonel Roosevelt faced a large crowd in the Central armory hove and struck blow after blow at n a uuiik i imminent i ' < ■ - m president has made untruthful state ments about him. He declares the president's action in the Ballinger case was such that had he taken a similar course as president of a bank, he would "have been in f danger of having the matter laid be fore the district attorney." One by one he took up points upon which President Taft has assailed him and as he brought his speech to a close, he said: "I am against Mr. Taft because Mr. Taft proved faithless to the cause of the American people." Colonel Roosevelt spent the day in traveling through central Ohio and making a dozen speeches. In Cleve land tonight he spoke first in the Cen tral armory and then in the south end of the city. "Mr. Taft is not content," said Col onel Roosevelt in opening his address at the armory, "to fight this issue on broad grounds of policy. "Yesterday he, in his own person and through his private secretary, made a number of hitter and incident ally untruthful personal attacks upon me." All Are Confident. Columbus, O., May 18.—Three presi dential candidates ended a week of almost continuous travel and speaking tonight and rested, while the man icsLcu, winie me man-: agers of each of them made claims of certain victory at the Ohio certain victory at the Ohio primaries next Tuesday. The state is conceded by most poll ticians to be the deciding point in the battle for the presidential nomination and especially in the fights of'the"two native sons, President Taft and Gov-1 ernor Harmon Mr. Taft and Mr. Roosevelt, among e republicans, and a score of le S «ev! the republicans, and a score of lesser liguts have spent the greater part of the week on trains, while Senator La Follette came yesterday and there has liPPB rm CPntinn ---1__r. _ j been no section of the state neglected. Competition in the democratic ranks is scarcely less keen. Colonel Wil Ham J- Bryan, backed by National Committeeman Harvey Garber, urging voters to support Governor Woodrow! Wilson, of New Jersey, to defeat Gov ernor Harmon, toured the state just ahead of the Ohio executive. Senator LaFollette's national man rpp Waitm. t i i . ager, Walter L. Houser, will make no prediction, but added to the da>'s: interest by making public a partial list of Senator ijaFollette's campaign contributors. Chief of these were Charles R. Crane, Chicago, $20,000, aad Gifford Pinchot, Wa^hngton, $10, A priest, who was a very good and amiable man, but possessed of an end less flow of language whenever he arose to make a speech, was once ad dressing a body of Irishmen on the subject of Irish benevolent societies. He spoke from eight o'clock until eleven, and his audience was yawn ing wearily. At last he ended, and then, with a broad smile, inquired If any 'one wished to ask a question. A stubby little man in the rear of the hall stood up. "Ah, Mr. O'Malley," said the priest', "what question can I answer for you?" O'Malley yawned. "Please, father," he said, "what toime is it?" TO PRESENT OPEMTTA HIGH-CLASS MUSICAL COMEDY TO BE GIVEN FRIDAY NIGHT AT CULVER'S. What promises to be on? of the best musical entertainments ever given in Lewistown is that upon which have been working on for several at . ------ 0 „ this week ' Each . year the students assay some sort ot a musical program, but their selection this year is by far the most ambitious ever attempted, being the operatta, "Sylvia," by W. Rhys Herbert. "Sylvia" is a comic opera and its effective rendition calls for more than an ordinary degree of talent on the part of the performers. Fortunately, the high school here is rather excep tionally favored in that respect this year and it was this fact which prompted the faculty to pick out some thing rather difficult for the young sters. The opera is full of action, quaint situations, humorous effects and ex cellent music. There are a number of pretty solos and stirring choruses and the young vocalists have been ex cellently trained in their respective solos. The caste Is as follows: Sylvia, betrothed to DeLacey, Nath alie Smith. Betty, betrothed to William, Anna belle Funk. DeLacey, the court poet, Emmet Baker. William, an honest farmer, Frank —'V " U1 n,u s uu 'w severs I ^ eeks , and which they will present n _ al X er s „ ha . U Frida y evening of thi vvim wum<in rp„ K u . ni E " ace „ Tobb J ta "' a , man of conse quence, Ronald Nichols. Pri 7X C v " UOK - Lady Arabella, a lady in -waiting at court, Alice Teagarden. Lady Araminta, her sister, Carro . 0 Mo P y and D ?ny. farmers dauglllei s > Carro Cook, Constance Dougaerty and Lillian Taylor. Farmers Daughters: Bohnda Akins, p,,™" 8 Daughtara: 5 ahnda Akins Pauline ome Charters, Con S 1 UUtJI. stance Dougherty, Bernice Guilliams, Annali Kirk, Frances Logan, Edith Logan, Lillian Taylor, Elizabeth von Haymakers: Elona Abel, Louise Boniface, Dora Butler, Genevra Gross, ^ ora f J , uuer ' Genevra p 1 * 16 Gord ° n ' Margaret King, Hilda Pe t ersc ; n < Ernla Peterson, Della St. ?!!<f r '.£ bIla i von Tobe ^* Gladys Wright, Farmer Lads: Walter Daly, .Glei Dunlap, Bertrlce Greenfield. Floyi Lois Wright. Farmer Lads: ^ H ?^ ley ^ To " MacGowai Holland Riddick, Ernest Robinson Ben Sherman, Whelan. Robert Wright, Joe BURKE IS THROWING DIRT. Contractor on Hilger Extension Will Complete Job in Ninety Days. D. J. Burke, who has the contracl for the construction of the seven-mile extension to the Lewistown-Hllgei line, moved his outfit over to the lat ter place last week and started to throwing dirt last Saturday. There Is considerable heavy construction on this short line, but "Pick" expects to finish It up within ninety days and will then likely set his big outfit to work on the main line of the Mil wankee between this city and Great Falls. The contract for the Lewistown Great Falls line will likely be let within the next week. It Is an Im mense job and there Is a keen rivalry among some of the biggest railroad contractors In the country for the preference.