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Who the Democratic Candidates Are
Realizing that it is impossible for the democratic candidates to meet and become acquainted with all or even half the voters in a countv as larva " Fergus, tl ? e committee takes this method of making the voters of the county acquainted wit h each individual candidate Jfar as poss^rBehS that you desire to know as much about the men for whom you vote as can be learned, the sketches herewith presented were in enared for vour consrH eration. It is our firm conviction that every individual here presented is worthy of your suppo rt. If they are elected, we predkt thlt you wTshare the same pride that we now take in recommending them to you, as we are certain that they will m ake exemplary officers y 1 hare th - Thanking you m advance for the support you might extend to the individuals here mentioned, we remain, ========== ^^_ DEMO CRATIC county central committee. . TOM STOUT Democratic Candidate for Re-election to Congress Tom Stout h?s worked since he went: to Washington in March, 1913, and he! has worked intelligently for the pecp'el of the west, because he understood their problems and their needs. It was because he was informed of this w'est-1 ern country that he was selected as a member of the committee on public lands and also a member of the com mittee on the irrigation of arid lands. Being an old-time acquaintance of Speaker Champ Clark of the House ot Representatives, gave Tom Stout the friendly support of the Speaker and he has been able to push through with marked success many important pieces \ of legislation most intimately affecting! the western people. Among the special things Tom Stout has done in congress are the following: 1. Aided in adjustment of over fif-| teen hundred homestead and other public land claims before the interior! department. 2. Been instrumental in having mil-! lions of acres of land in Montana de-! signated under the 320-acre homestead, act. 3. Unaided he secured $16,000 per; annum for agricultural extension work; in Montana, when our pro rata would have been only $5,000. 5. Assisted in framing five of the, conservation measures. 6 . Was the leader on the floor of IRAJ. PHILLIPS Democratic Candidate for State Representative Ira J. Phillips, the successful young cattleman from Straw, and democratic candidate to succeed himself as a member of the legislature from Fergus county, proved himself to be one of the most useful members of the last session. Ira is well known in the older settled sections of the county and is considered one of the solid citi zens of the county. It would be more difficult than interesting to tell any thing of Ira's history before coming to ''Montana, as he arrived here about the time he was one year old. Owing to! the recent death of his father and thej duties of managing the extensive buBi -1 ness of the Phillips Land and Live! Stock company, he has not been able, to make as extensive campaign as he! would like to. Two years ago he was 1 elected by the greatest majority of j any of the legislative candidates, and! his work in the legislature proved that the people were repaid for thei honor conferred upon him. He has' had a wide practical experience in a! business way and is eminently quail-j fled to give the people even better ser - 1 vice now than he did during the last session. If he does not have the plea sure of meeting you personally you a \ the house of representatives in defeat ing the objectional amendments to the leclamation extension bill which would have required settlers to pay interest on deferred payments had it not been for Stout and his friends. 7. Led the fight for establishing board of review in interior department which will simplify controversies over public lands and expedite settlement. 8. Stout has reported fifteen bills out of the public lands committee and secured the passage of thirteen of them. 9. Secured opening of seventy-five new postoffices in Montana. 10. Secured $100,000 to fight horse dourine in Montana. 11. Has succeeded in passing more bills through the house by unanimous consent, than any other member of congress not a committee chairman. 12. Has made effective speeches on the floor of the house and in commit tee meetings on the tariff and the con servation bills, notably the coal leasing, water power and others on conservation program. These accomplishments have given Stout a training which make him a valuable man for Montana to retain In congress. Tom Stout is thirty-five years of age. He was born in Missouri and came to Montana twelve years ago. He is married and has three children. 1 j may rest assured that it is because that he finds it impossible to make the whole county and attend to his busi ness duties. However, you can make no mistake in casting your ballot for Ira Phillips. Ira Phillips was born in Winterset, la., in 1883, and at the age of one year came to Montana with his parents. He was educated at the district school and when he mastered intricacies of that fountain of learning, went to Oberlin, Ohio, where he graduated in 1893. He at once entered the Montana Agricul tural college at Bozeman and graduat ed from there in 1894. After graduat ing he accepted a position as grain buyer for the Montana Elevator com pany, where he remained for a year. He resigned this position to take the one he now occupies, manager of the Phillips Land and Live Stock com-' pany, in which he has a large interest.! He has had a wide practical expert- i enoe and it would be difficult to find' a man better equipped to represent this county in Helena this winter. .... Every vote cast for the democratic ticket is a vote for honest, efficient, progressive county government. j j : ^^_ RALPH J. ANDERSON Democratic Candidate for State Representative It is universally conceded that en ergy and push are necessary elements to bring to a successful conclusion any important undertaking, be It in the avenues of business or in the halls of legislation. These qualities are pro nounced in the men selected by the democrats of Fergus county to repre sent us in the coining session of the legislature. Among the men compos ing this delegation is Ralph J. Ander son, one of Lewistown's rising young attorneys. While Mr. Anderson has' not been a resident of the county as ! long as many of the other legislative candidates, he has resided here long enough to convince the people that he 1 is capable as an attorney, honest and fair in all his business transactions J. E. LANE Democratic Candidate for State Senator J. E. Lane was born at Whitehall, At the | 111., on September 8 th, 1871. age of twelve be left home to make his own way, working on farms in the summer time and in winter work ing for his board and going to school, until the age of fifteen. He then went: to Nebraska and learned the carpenter! trade, which he followed for several i years. Twenty-two years ago he came to Montana, coming from New Castle,! Wyoming, by mule team, and walking a great deal of the way. It waB at tbe | time of the panic. He worked as a carpenter at Livingston, Cokedtue and Mammoth Hot Springs, and then be gan bridge construction for th" Norm ern Pacific railway. In 1895 he went; to British Columbia, following the! carpenter work there one year and then returned to Montana to resume j bridge construction for the Northern j Pacific. In 1897 he went with the; : Montana railroad, commonly known jas the "Jawbone," as superintendent, He had charge of construction of the Montana railroad from Dorsey to Mar tinsdale, and was superintendent of construction from Martinsdale to Hai-j lowton, at the same time starting in. the lumber business at Martinsdale the firm being known as the Midland Coal & Lumber Co. He was the or ganizer of this company, which had small capital and .mall cad,,. Mr.; .aane followed the Montana railroad j to Two Dot and Harlowton where he opened up branch yards. In 1902 nc sold out these yards and came to Lewistown, organizing the Montana Lumber Co., with local capital, and absorbing the lumber interests of tne Montana Hardware company and tac Judith Hardware company, and ihe Lewistown Lumber Co. The location and place of business at this time wae on Fifth avenue, the old buildings of ! 1 and believes that the rights of the people come first in the consideration of every question of public interest, and it is upon this broad principle that he asks the support of the people in his candidacy for the legislature. Ralph J. Anderson was born in Ken derhook. 111., where ho spent his early life. His parents moved to the state of Washington, and settled in Seattle, where young Anderson attended high school and later graduated. Following this, he took courses in several col leges, finally graduating at the Uni versity of Colorado. He was admitted to practice law in Colorado and came to Montana in 1910, and has practiced law in this state for three years, hav ing built a good practice in this city. | still remaining, and are now opened | by J. B. Ritch. Since that time lie has developed the Montana Luinbti company to its present standing, wiln seventeen places of business in opera lion through the eastern part of Mon | lana. In 1907 he proved up on , "| homestead near what 13 now the town of Moccasin; also has several other i sma li farms, which he now cultivates j n the Judith Basin, Mr. Lane has been very progressive in business development for himself | and the community, being one of the foremost and most confident advocates of the settlement of the Judith Basin by the homesteader in its infancy, and extending credit to all who are worthy, In order to further the inter e! ts of the Judith Basin. He lias been one of the prime factors in ad vancing the farm industry and the development of the Judith Basin to Its present state, thereby advancing the cause of the industry four or five years. Ho is also interested In some of the banks around the country and spends half of his time without com pensation, for the benefit of others, and other industries in this com munity. There is hardly a man In the Basin who devotes more time to the interests of others, at the same time attending to his own business. He has been fai^minded and reasonable In hla dealings with paopl, andj is now operating one of the largest.! concerns in Eastern Montano, this concern being developed by the aid of the credit It has been able to secure, j under his management. Mr. Lone nai vast knowledge of the conditions ip the Judith Basin and there is no ques-J tion but what his election to the office ot state senator to represent Fergus county would place him in a position to do more for Fergus county than any other man. j JOHN M. EVANS Democratic Candidate for Re-election to Congress The faithful services of Judge John M. Evans since he entered congress! from Montana, in March, 1913, would! commend him for re-election that he . . . „ might continue the work he has under-' taken. Like other members of con gress Judge Evans lias been able to make himself useful from the day he started in congress. When he retained an assay office In Helena to serve the! mining interests of the west, lie ac complished almost the impossible; when he secured another weather bureau that the truth about Montana's! variable climate may be known he got something which everyone said lie could not get. While the hills intro duced by Congressman Evans during the time he has been in congress, have been almost wholly in relation to Mon tana affairs, he has been assigned to some additional work, the most im portent of which was the investigation of conditions in the Colorado mines.! Congressman Evans rendered a nu I t,ona! service In his work on behalf of ttle union mine workers who were be-1 ing crushed by the powerful operators who had no Idea of the true conditions, As a result of the Investigation Con • gressman Evans secured one law which will tend to curb Huch outrages! as that in Colorado. He secured the | HARVEY BURNETT Democratic Candidate for State Representative last session will prove a most valuable! asset in the coming session thing. of Importance to the people of; Fergus county will come up in the legislature this winter and his thor ongl. knowledge of the manner In j which the business of that body Is conducted will better fit him to sue cessfully handle such matters. Harvey is a young man of whom the people of Fergus county feel more than a passing interest, besides being a native of the county, he possesses sterling qualities, is clean, honest and capable-a youag man worth while! Among the young men of Fergus county who have attained marked sue cess in a business way, none stand out| more prominent than does Harvey! Burnett, democratic candidate for re-j election, as a member of the lower house of the Montana legislature. soclated with bis father and others ee stock business near Gilt Edge,' Harvey has had the management of the affairs of the company for a man her of years past and his efforts in this direction has been crowned with; exceptional success. He was elected; as a member of the legislature from this county two years ago. Notwlth-; standing the fact that he was the youngest member of the last house, he| made an excellent record and the ^ ab !!. eXPer !f nC ® ga,ned durlng th « passage of the hill prohibiting the transportation to strike zone of strike breakers and hired guards and gun 1 ""'?' H " < ' 11 HH have *» various strike centers. A bill to pro I11(jU , instruction ln foreBlry Ht ate» containing forests, stands to the credit of Congressman Evans; as do also the bil s for the relief of various Indian t'ihos; another granting states certain lands for the construction of public roads; another for (lie assignment of claims under the Flathead irrigation project. This congressman is one who has stood squarely for the policies of President Woodrow Wilson, believing that the American people had not only selected a party leader, but one whom they wanted to direct the policies and j activities of the time. Evans voted and worked for the lariff hill and the currency measure, both of which have been pronounced successes. He has had his share in the work on the Prent dent's conservation and anti-trust bills. 1 and has been constantly ln attendance! i serving his constituents faithfully. John M. Evans was horn ln Missouri and educated In the United States Mlll i tary Academy at West Point and the • ! University of Missouri. He has prac | tlced law in the courts of Montana f or more than twenty years. He is | married and has two sons. Iowa He accented a nosition win Manjil^rh . !? a position will Tt°,. 1911 Duri ' that vaar h hom e and has resided in Ferguslount' ever "„ c e ta ti. ZZ l will be seen that his training has al training has al ________ Q The republican "leaders" are con centrating their efforts for a few ol their candidates, letting the balance shift for themselves. That is an ol< trick of the "leaders." and who appreciates the esteem ln fcrhlch he is held by the people As above stated, he is a native ol Fergus county, having been born at re-j Malden, March 29, 1889 He first at j tended the district school at that place As-'at which time Malden was the metro Injfcolis of the county. Later he attend ed the grammar and high schools in Lewistown, after which he took a course at the Agricultural college at I Bozeman. Following this he attended All Hollow's college at Salt Lake City Utah, for a year. He later took a course at the Indianapolis Business college, graduating from this institu tion in 1909 and completed his educa tional training by taking a post graduate course at the Capital City « Commercial college at Des Moine. been along lines that must well equij him for the office he seeks.