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CHALLENGE OF PROGRESSIVES IS
MET AND WILL BE NO COMPROMISE. TO HAVE A FULL TICKET Will Not Place Any Progressive Party Candidates on It—Nominations to Be Made Sept. 14—Cooney En dorsed for Governor and Cheade for District Judge. After adopting resoutions, which in cuded an endorsement of the candi dacy of E. H. Cooney, of Great Falls, for governor, and E. K. Cheadle for district judge, and selecting delegates to the state convention to be held at Great Falls Sept. 5, the republican county convention adjourned Saturday afternoon until Sept. 14, when candi dates for county offices will be nomi nated. Although there was no occasion dur ing the proceedings for a roll call dis closing the exact number present, the attendance was very fair, and the pro ceedings were harmonious throughout. The convention was unanimously in favor of the adjournment to a later date for nominating a county ticket and was equally unanimous on the proposition that no candidate on the progressive ticket should be the can didate of the republican party. C. E. McKoin, as chairman of the county committee, called the conven tion to order, and Secretary F. E. Wright read the call. A temporary organization was effected by electing R. von Tobel chairman and L. D. Wameldorf secretary, with John Wil son, of Moore, assistant secretary. von Tobel's Speech. On assuming the chair, Mr. von Tobel said it gave him pleasure to oc cupy the position. They had met, as the enemy thought, under adverse con ditions, but he believed the result would prove otherwise. He had no ticed with some interest and more dis gust the remarks of the gentleman who recently presided over the so called progressive convention, in which he liked the republican party to a dog, and his own faction as being wagged, by the tail thereof. The republican party had, since its organization, been strong, fearless and progressive enough to meet the views of its mem bers during the half-century and more that it had conducted the affairs of this nation. It was not one W'hit less progressive today than it was when it elected Lincoln and later on when it elected Grant and Garfield and Mc Kinley and others. He did not believe the republican party or the American people were willing to go over to the wild heresies being promulgated by the democratic candidate or the so-called progressive candidate. A re-alignment was at hand, and those who believed in progress and at the same time in a sensible conservatism, would fall in behind W. H. Taft and he would be triumphantly elected. He could see indications of this every day. The strong men this year would vote as never before with out regard to party lines. Those who wanted the government, as it was es tablished, overturned, would all be on one side, while those who believed in our institutions, the "better element," would be consolidated behind Taft. The claim of the progressives and the gentleman who presided over their convention here that they had every thing that was good and patriotic was clap trap. Mr. von Tobel said there was no rea son " hy the republican 1 -' should furl their banners and lay do" n to the pro gressive party and go over bag and baggage to them. A Straight Ticket. Mr. von Tobel sounded the keynote of the convention when he said his idea was that they should nominate their own ticket from top to bottom. "Any man," he continued, "who has gone into the progressive convention and accepted a nomination has severed himself from the republican party en tirely. Let us put our ticket in the field on its merits and stand or fall by that ticket. (Applause) But we shall not fal.l Wo have got rid of an incubus and are better off without them. They have never been more than nominal republicans and I believe we will be better off without those sore-heads, for now we know who is with us and wl against us." The line used by those beginning to master the typewriter, "Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of the party," was one that w'as applicable now. He did not mean to say that the republican party could not be improved and that changes should not be made. There should be a scientific revision of the tariff, such as had already been begun by the re publicans, through the medium of a tariff board. This would make it pos sible to put forward a tariff bill with the schedules based on facts, a meas ure that would be equitable to all. Mr. von Tobel claimed that the re publican party was as progressive as any party anywhere. There was no real difference between the progres sive party and the republicans on any national issue, and referring to Col. Roosevelt, he said that the only foun dation for the new party was the un scrupulous and selfish ambition of an Individual who had been so signally honored by the republican party. Committees Appointed. Committees were then appointed by the chairman as follows: Platform and Resolutions—S. E. Peterson, W. A. Hedges, O. W. Bel den, W. F. Sheehan, Fred Warren. Credentials—Andy Mathews, G. J. Wledeman, Ben Hill, Thomas Nichol son, Josepn King. Permanent Organization and Order of Business—Elmer Sisson, W. J. John son, L. M. Estes, J. D. Waite, Phillip Laux. To Select Delegates—F. E. Wright, O. E. Hedrick, H. J. Springer. A recess was then taken until 2 o'clock. Afternoon Session. Upon re-assembling in the after noon, the committee on permanent or ganization and order of business rec ommended that E. O. Hedrick be the permanent chairman, with Messrs. Wameldorf and Wilson as secretaries. The report also recommended that the selection of candidates for county of fices be deferred until Saturday, Sept. 14, when a complete county ticket will be nominated. This was adopted, and Mr. Hedrick was escorted to the chair. He said that Mr. von Tobel had sound ed the keynote for the republican party. The republicans had right on their side and they would stay with the grand old party. Any reforms that were needed could be worked out inside the party organization. The committee on credentials report ed that there were no contests and that an present were entitled to seats. Adopted. Delegates Selected. The following delegates and alter nates to the Great Falls convention were chosen on report of the commit tee appointed to make the selections: John D. Waite, E. K. Cheadle, E. O. Hedrick, at large; L. S. Thurston, Fred Warren, Thomas Nicholson, Jos. King, Ed. Osmondson, Andrew Mathews, Pat Nlhill, P. H. Tooley, John A. Wilson, S. E. Peterson, Ed. J. Rule, Ben Hill, O. W. Belden, F. E. Wright, Sam Phil lips, W. J. Johnson, W. A. Hedges, G. J. Wiedernan, Julius Barney, J. M. Vrooman, L. W. Eldridge, H. J. Spring er, William Fergus, R. von Tobel. Alternates—Bert d'Autremont, Frank Meredith, C. Owen, Homer Goodell, J. C. Hauck, A. D. Scott, 1. F. David, Joe Montgomery, R. L. Henderson, W. W. Badger, J. H. Charters, R. W. Rey nolds, Dr. A. Posky, Hal. Akins, H. B. Gibson, A. B. Lehman, W. S. Bright, John Munz, F. M. Marble, B. E. Stack, John Ford, H. S. Woodward, Elmer Sisson ,W. M. Abel, Albert Johnson, J. C. Huntoon, Joseph Gallagher. The convention then adjourned. Resolutions. The following is the resolutions adopted at the republican county con vention last Saturday: We, your committee, appointed to, draft appropriate resolutions, beg ieave to submit the following report: We, the repubicans of Fergus coun-1 ty in convention assembed hereby re affirm our steadfast loyaty to the his ory, principles and achievements of the republican party for the past half century and to its policies as outlined in the Chicago platform. \\ e most heartily endorse the administration of the present chief executive as wise, patriotic and statesmanlike and keeping with the high ideals of the re publican party and the true spirit of Americanism as expounded by such statesmen as Lincoln, Garfield and McKinley. As evidence of these state ments, we invite comparison with any previous administration of any politi cal party. We call particular atten tion to the achievements of republi canism as evidenced by the postal sav ings bank law; the abrogation of the Russian treaty; the creation of a non partisan tariff board; the submission of income tax amendments to the con stitution; the passage of arbitration treaties and the free interchange of the products with the Philippines. We commend the executive char icter Of our distinguished nresident as wise and statesmanlike in his ad ministration of the affairs connected with the Panama canal and his en forcemeat of the Sherman anti-trust We denounce as ungrateful and un-1 statesmanlike the action of the leader' of the eo-cai'-d progressive p-rty inl seeking to disrupt and disorganize the party which has so signally honored him in the past, and we condemn his attitude in his endeavor to wreck the party that has brought the greatest I . Tv, \ B ; good to the American government tor (he sole purpose of satisfying his selfish ambition. We en "mend the wise and judicial administration of the office of district judge hy the Honorable Edwin K. Cheadle and recommend to the con vention the adoption of the following resolution: Be It Resolved by This Convention, That the delegates chosen by this con vention to attend the republican con vention of the state of Montana, to be held at the city of Great Falls on the ath day of September, 1912, be, and they hereby a"e, directed a"d empow ered to attend and participate in the judicial convention of the republican par the * ,• rr> . .. ...... . arty o the Tenth judicial district of, he state oi Montana, t0 h ". d t Great Falls, Montana on the said >th; day of September, 1912 , for the pur pose of nominating a republican can -1 didate for the office of district judge I of the said district, and that they be,! and are hereby, authorized to partici- j pate in the nomination of such candi date. We endorse the candidacy of the Hon. E. H. Cooney, from our sister county of Cascade, for the office of governor of the state of Montana, and we recommend that the delegates this day chosen to attend the state con vention at Great Falls use all honor able means to secure his nomination by the Great Falls convention. We recommend that our legislative nominees, if elected, work for and en <tpayor to sec'"'e apnronriate legisla tion whereby the county monevs in control of the various county officers shall be deposited throughout the var ious counties among the different banking institutions at a just and fair rate of interest in favor of the said counties. Be It Resolved, That we endorse the initiative measures proposed for sub mission to the vote of the electors at the coming election, and recommend that the republican voters of Fergus county vote in the affirmative for each and all of said measures, to-wit: A bill for a law providing for party nominations by direct vote; a bill for a law limiting candidates' campaign expenses; a bill for a law by which the people express their preference for party candidates for president and vice president; and a bill for a law in reference to the selection of United States senators. We further pledge to the voters of Fergus county that the republican ticket, if elected, will give to the peo ple a just, honorable and economical administration of the duties devolving upon the various officers. THE BMtNES-KING SANTIAGO TO BE WORKED FROM 400-FOOT LEVEL OF BARNES KING MINE.. Kendall, Sept. 2.—Work at the Barnes-King mine is now in full swing, under the direction of Tom Heatherly, who was formerly foreman of this property. George T. McGee, who has charge of all operations of the Barnes King company, arrived in Kendall Sat urday and left again for Helena on Sunday morning. Mr. McGee stated that the main shaft of the Barnes King, from which the Santiago will be worked, must be re-timbered for a dis tance of about 200 feet. Fourteen men are now employed on three shafts to put the shaft in repair and there is not room at present for more than this number. Work will very shortly ,,... . , b f M to put * h ® miU and other works above ground in repair for winter work. The drift from the 400-foot level will be used to work the San tiago, and it will be necessary to sink an incline shaft from this level to work the ore bodies to advantage. Mr. Mc Gee departed Sunday for Helena to look after the Piegan-Gloster group, which include sthe Ophir, which the Barnes-King people have also recently purchased. A dance took place at the Lang ranch on Saturday, with Mr. and Mrs. | Chas. Cooper and ML and Mrs. A. B. Wilson as hosts and hostesses. The; affair was in the nature of a house warming "in the "new'"house "recently i erected by H. H. Lang on this prop erty> whicb was the old Mall ^ The school boar dmet on W( f dnes . day evening to hire teachers for the ensuing school term. Two teachers bave been employed and Misses Lucy j SpurUng and Adda Anderson will act , n this capacity . Both ladies | I C0Ine to Ken dall highly recommended 1 and wlll doubtless conduct the school in a most cred }t a bl e manner, Mrs . Jobn Near ing and Miss Eliza betb p arren t we re in Kendall from Hilger Friday. Henry Shea was a Kendall visitor from Gilt Edge Thursday. Born, on Saturday afternoon, to the wife of Lee Hilliard, a baby girl. Mother and child doing nice. Mr. and Mrs. John McLeod drove to Hilger and returne don Friday. Jed Benton and family have moved into town to spend the winter, that the children may attend school. Mr. Benton is again at the Barnes-King. Miss Elizabeth Roman and three brothers were in town Thursday and will shortly depart for their home in town, j Miss Stella Lindsay was i, ! horseback Tuesday nftemnnn ! ? « Mill. »nd ri vh! w£ H- Mills and Clyde wine S ar were j ^ Monday and Tuesday in the gold » L ™ - T n Fox ranch on Tuesday morning to re P i f ... -a ' .' tmvr , S a < 2 t , lr i n c v n iZ' ° Maide "> were ln town aSturday afternoon and returned that evening Mr. and Mrs. Sam Rankin were in town from their homestead Wednes day. Miss Violet Eidam, of Lewis town, will be their guest for three weeks before school begins in Lewis town> where sne wln t f achi ln hewls Should Be Seen Again. "The Lion and the Mouse," a play that has enjoyed over three years of unbroken duration as a supreme suc cess, will be brought to the Culver dur ing fair week, September 11 and 12, by the United Play company. While this great drama may have been seen and enjoyed by many local play-house patrons, it is fair to assume that they will follow the example set throughout the country in their desire to witness the dealings and misdoings of John Burkett Ryder afresh. Charles Klein has filled surpass any yet seen in this play will enact the many difficult roles. The scenic equipment will be complete in every detail and a delightful engagement is expected this play with such rapid ..action and bright material for serious thought that one fails to realize the t fuH meaning of the autor in seeing "The Lion and the Mouse" but once, A company of players said to I j DEMHS OF STATE (Continued from page 5.) amendment at the ensuing session of the legislative assembly a nd hereby pledge every democratic member thereof to the support of it before that body. 16. We rejoice at the opportunity offered under the act passed at the last session of the legislature to ac complish the election of United States senators for Montana by direct vote of her people under the Oregon plan. The democratic party, in evidence of its attachment to the principle of so electijig the members of the upper house of congress, hereby declares that the acceptance of a nomination on the democratic ticket for member of either branch of the legislative as sembly shall be deemed a promise on the part of the nominee that he will subscribe and file Statement No. 1, as provided by chapter 60, Laws of Mon tana, twelfth session, 1912. And it is further declared to be the sense of this convention that each dem ocratic hold-over member of the state senate ought forthwith to make public announcement likewise of his purpose Prepare for the Pair! r\ \ 1 The Leader Store's Stock of Clothing includes the latest patterns and designs that will appeal to all people who are particular about their dressing. When You Come to the Fair Come in and inspect our line of Cloth ing and men's furnishings. The qual ity is there, the style correct and the prices right We can saVe you money on att men's Wear Ladies* Ready-to Wear Garments Our line of Ladies' Ready-to-Wear garments for fall and winter is here and we are showing some choice creations, and at prices that are sure to appeal to all. We are especially strong on Ladies' Coats, Waists and Skirts. Our fall and winter lines are arriving daily and it will pay you to look them over. :: :: :: :: Remember that you can saOe Money by doing your shopping here . / VI ZHSLEADER STORE A. «J. NANGLE & CO., Props. BEFORE YOU BUILD <1 Insist on knowing what you buy. f The better contractors buy from The Montana Lumber Company. tf Ask to be shown our line of Ford craft Doors. C| At a glance you will appreciate their aristocratic superiority. Montana Lumber Yards at all Points in the Judith Basin to vote for that candidate for United States senator who at the ensuing elec tion receives the highest number of the people's vote. 17. The failure of the state legis lature, notwithstanding the almost unanimous desire of the people of the state, as evidenced by the platform declarations of the various political parties, to enact a primary election law, has occasioned profound regret and provoked merited censure. An op portunity to secure this needed reform by direct legislation is now afforded. This convention particularly and most earnestly commends to the voters of the state the adoption at the ensuing election of the act submitted to them for their approval under the initiative amendment, providing for the holding of primary elections, trusting that any particular feature that may not meet the approval of the individual voter may be corrected by subsequent legis lation.