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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
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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
The fact, of the matter is that the
Roosevelt men were not themselves
agreed on the matter of bolting, and
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!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
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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
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
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.
Power's Challenge Flour, best Minnesota,
98 pounds for..........................$3.50
Rex Flour, Great Falls mill, 98 pounds for. . .$3.00
Lewistown Flour, the home mill, 98 lbs. for. .$3.00
Beet Granulated Sugar, 100 pounds for.....$6.75
Armour's Bacon and Ham, per pound.......$ .18
Log Cabin Syrup, cane and maple, per gallon $1.50
Log Cabin Penoche Table Syrup, per gallon. .$1.25
Clover Leaf Table Syrup, per gallon........$ .75
Crystal White Soap, 25 bars for...........$1.00
White Flyer Soap, 25 bars for.............$1.00
Coal Oil Johnny Soap, 16 bars for..........$1.00
Armour's White, floating toilet soap,24 s. b.. .$1.00
Fancy Dill Pickles, per gallon..............$ .60
Heinz Bulk Chow Chow, per gallon.........$1.00
Fancy Sour Pickles, per gallon...............$ .75
Fancy Sweet Pickles, per gallon............$1.00
Cheese, full cream, American, per pound.... $ .25
Nebraska Sugar Corn, per case.............$2.40
Morgan June Peas, per case...............$2.75
Fancy Utah Tomatoes, per case............$3.25
Oranges, Fancy Redlands, per case,.........$3.75
Lemons, Fancy California, per dozen........$ .25
Japan Rice, fancy stock, 4 pounds for.......$ .25
Navy Beans, small white, 4 pounds for......$ .25
Vulcan Coffee, 3 pounds for...............$1.00
Prunes, 10 lb. box very nice prunes for......$1.25
Peaches, 10 lb. box very nice peacher for... .$1.75
Power Mercantile
Lewistown, Montana
llIC n ,. a ^ ^uuui cum
mittee, called the convention to order,
The P™yer was offered by Dr. H. 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.
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
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.
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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
admirably delivered, i
frequently interrupted
„, lo Hcjiiemij interrupted
he spoke with great deliberation, wait-'
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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 "
y vln e S f' d so 1 m 1 ethi "e," de-j
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.
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
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
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
J he people should rule, declared
Ro^evelt camp,
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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
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delegates arose and made another
demonstration, cheering for their man
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until the Taft men
drowned them out.
again arose and
The reference to
Carter was very generously applaud
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 ;
(By C.
H. Tavenner.)
May 18.—That
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
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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
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.
Fred Pierre
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
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
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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
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?"
What promises to be on? of the
best musical entertainments ever
given in Lewistown is that upon which
have been working on for several
. ------ 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
"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
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
The caste Is as follows:
Sylvia, betrothed to DeLacey, Nath
alie Smith.
Betty, betrothed to William, Anna
belle Funk.
DeLacey, the court poet, Emmet
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
rp„ K u .
ni E " ace „ Tobb J ta "' a , man of conse
quence, Ronald Nichols.
Pri 7X C
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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
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,
Robert Wright, Joe
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
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

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