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MYRTLE THEATER IS PACKED TO HEAR ANTI-PROHIBITION LECTURER. GIVES PERSONAL OBSERVATIONS The anti-prohibition meeting at the Myrtle theater Thursday evening at tracted in audience that literally pack ed the house, the lobby being tilled be fore the sneaking began, while many unable to get seats streamed into the aisles and stood throughout the even ing. It is a rather significant fact that while the last "wet" meeting was more or less equally divided between the "wets" and "drys," those in at tendance last evening seemed tb be solidly against prohibition, judging from the fact that practically every one joined in the applause. Attorney Edgar .1. Baker presided and introduced as the speaker of the evening Mrs. Rose Evans of Chicago, a former well known newspaper wom an and who has for some time past been the clerk of the court of morals and then clerk of the court of domestic relations in the city of Chicago. Mrs. Evans began her addrees by some reference to the very early his tory of the country, referring to the spirit of intolerance that grew up in the later Puritan days and which ruled Roger Williams out because he differed from the controlling force. She sketched the history of the coun try rapidly up to the period of Lin coln, the war and emancipation and following that said we had a country that was founded upon the liberty of man and the liberty of conscience. The country prospered until in 1907, when the prohibition waved engulfed the south. With it* coming confidence was shattered and the panic was born. Mrs. Evans stated that she was em ployed by a New Orleans paper to investigate, at the parish prison, the causes of crime. This she did, and the result showed that it was a great mistake in ascribing all crime to booze. She recited the record in sev eral murder cases to illustrate this. From New Orleans she went up into Tennessee on a similar mission. There it was found that Rockefeller, who was back of the prohibition move ment there, had bought up the press and the "wets" could not get a hear ing. Rockefeller found it cheaper to contribute to the anti-saloon fund than to raise the pay of his work men. Mrs. Evans declared that from her personal study of conditions all over the south end up in Maine, prohibition did not prohibit. The question before the people of Montana was not wheth er they were going to vote the state wet or dry. The state was going to be wet anyway. The question was whether they were going to vote to have the liquor business regulated, controlled and kept under just and AUCTION At My Ranch One Mile and a Half North of GRASS RANGE, MONT. As I have decided to lease my ranch I will seU the following described property at public auction on 1 November 1st and 2nd, 1916 400 cows and heifers, mostly shorthorn and high grade stuff 50 milk cows, fresh and to be fresh About 100 yearlings and calves A few registered shorthorn bulls About 60 head of horses, consisting of heavy drafts, mares and geldings, weighing up to 1 700 - '' i , =F A few saddle horses 1 two and three year old colts 25 pure bred Chester White sows, with litters 50 shoats, weight about a hundred pounds A full line of farm machinery, wagons and harness And many other articles too numerous to mention FREE LUNCH AT NOON Side Starts at 10 a. m. each day TERMS OF SALE: All sums of $20 and under, cash; over that sum, 10 months' time will be given on bankable paper, bearing 8 per cent interest W. H. CULLINGTON and WILLIAM , c ?ii, K S* Y,Aufitioneer * SSKS® JAMES H. CHARTERS, Owner proper restrictions at all times, or whether they were going to vote for uncontrolled and illegitimate traffic | in liquor. For twenty-three years bow | the south had been dry, theoretically, i and yet, according to the internal revenue statistics, the consumption of; liquor had about doubled since prohi bition went into effect. Up in Maine the newspapers had time and again called attention to the drunkenness prevalent there and there was no pre-1 tense that prohibition did really pro liibit there. As to Kansas, she said Governor Capper, the prohibition governor of a prohibition state, had demanded the enactment of a law prohibiting any legislator who might be intoxicated from appearing on the floor of the house. If prohibition prohibited, why, she asked, was such a law necessary? The consumption of liquor in Georgia, under prohibition, was 23 gallons per capita, as compared with less than half that much in the wet states. And in Georgia they lynched negroes when ever they felt like it, but these good prohibitionists could still take the word of a drunken negro against that of Leo Frank. Mrs. Evans discussed the Frank case at some length, de claring that the man was never proven guilty at all. He was simply the vic tim of a Georgia prohibition mob be cause he was a Jew. if the ultimate result of prohibition on society was what Georgia's record had been under it then prohibition was not wanted. Coming next to her own city and state, Mrs. Evans related many per sonal observations and experiences, many of them humorous, but all cal culated, of course, to sustain her ar gument. She quoted liberally from scriptures to the same end. The un speakable Turk, the prohibitionist of Europe, was an example to which she pointed. She declared there was no where in the Bible any command for prohibition and challenged anyone to controvert her statement. One single virtue had been picked out and de veloped into a great political issue. For herself, she thought the matter of morality of more importance than pro hibition. The only way we can be glorified, she said, was through resist ing temptation. Montana bad done wonderful things in the few bright years of its history and she asked if it would not be wise to let well enough alone. To the women she said the manhood of this great state had given them the ballot. Were they going to return that compliment and the con fidence in them shown by the men by voting a legal muzzle upon the great, brave, generous men of the state? G. N. MEN HERE. H. E. Dreyer of Sioux City, Iowa; Fred H. Reeves of Wichita, Kansas; George W. Lincoln of Kansas City, Mo.; and W. S. Weber of Chicago; all traveling and immigration agents for the Great Northern arrived in the citv Saturday evening. These gen tlemen have just returned from a trip through Glacier National Park, leav ing Sunday morning for their respec tive homes. G. W. COOK HOME. George W. Cook has just returned from an extended eastern trip. AT EAND OFFICE FIGURES FOR LAST MONTH DO NOT SMO'W ANY MARKED FALLING OFF. | i I I I THE HOMESTEAD ENTRIES FILED The business done by the local land office for September last was not a record breaker, but the figures show that a big volume of business was dis posed or nevertheless. The official report for the month shows,that 11 final timber and stone entries were made, the purchase money amounting to $3,986. The acruage amounteu to 1,568 acres. There were 11 commu tated homestead entries, embracing 1,671 acres, the cash amounting to $2,088. There were 24 isolated tract sales, amounting to 1,857 acres, the purchase money amounting to $4,794. There were 139 homestead entries embracing 2S.011 acres, tile fees amounting to $2,383.80. There were 205 final homestead proofs covering 34,195 acres, tile fees amounting to $1,524.95. Commissioners Proceedings (Continued From Page. Two.) $1.55. | Lepper-Davis Co., supplies, $2.45. G. W. Cowan, supplies, $5.26. S. E. Wilson Cab company, hack hire, $2.50. William Crawford, refund poor tax, $ 2 . 00 . Hilger Loan and Realty company, insurance county farm, $75. Frank Biley, refund poor tax, $2. Bridge Fund. Security Bridge company, balance on bridges, $1,243.80. Security Bridge company, bridge work, 797.51. Security Bridge company, bridge work, $2,095.20. Security Bridge company, bridge material, $1,131.66. Security Bridge company, bridge material, $, r >66.30. Security Bridge company, bridge material, $324.84. W. C. Barney, bridge work, $29.37. W. E. Coiner, bridge fill, $49. Murch M. Dryden, bridge work, $133. Frank Huff, bridge work, $3.60. H. E. Lye, bridge work, $25. A. N. Nebel, bridge work, $626.90. A. D. Peters, bridge work, $22.50. A. D. Teepell, bridge work, $27.80. Galt Bros., bridge plank, $27.80. Goodridge-Call Lumber company, [ bridge plank, $99.70. Greene-Wiper Lumber company, bridge plank, $1,194.88. Mahon Robinson Lumber company, bridge plank, $7.20. | Rogers Templeton Lumber company, ; bridge plank, $14.15. Rogers Templeton Lumber company, | bridge plank, 915.35. Stanford Mercantile company, ; bridge plank, $43.42. Fergus County Hardware company, supplies, $16. Fergus County Hardware company, supplies, $10. supplies, $4.50. Montana Hardware plies, $17.20. company, sup ,, Fergus County Hardware company, C M. Tobias, hauling lumber, $17.65.! Montana Lumber company, supplies, $2t8.(>5. Montana Lumber company, bridge plunk, $164.35. Montana Lumber company, bridge plank, $41.05. Montana 1 .umber company, bridge plank, $73.65. ...... Montana Lumber company, bridge' plank, $313AQ. N. J. Littlejohn, bridge work, $16.10. C. M. & St. P. Ry. Co., freight, $52.40. .... Montana Hardware compauy, sup-1 piles, 50 cents, | G. E. Brigham, hauling bridge plank, $7.50. Ed Dougherty, bridge work. $253. _ J, A. McNamara, bridge plank, $300. Contingent Fund. Clint Burnett, extra work clerk of court, $26.66, L. A. Close, helping surveyor, $0. Brooke Hartman, work, clerk and recorder's offices, $40.50. F. A. Bell, work, clerk and record er's office, $37.50. Brooke Hartman, extra work, treas urer, $14.75. H. W. Sadler, extra work, treasur er. $22.75. C. H. Harmison, extra work, treas urer, $45.50. S. W. Barnes, extra work, treasurer,! $r-i. Mildred McBride, extra work, treas urer, $3.50. Beulah Meek, extra work, treasur er, $7. Edith A. Foley, extra work, treas urer, $3.50. Blanche Kennedy, extra work, treas urer, $7. Marguerite Carr, election work clerk's office, $40. T. A. Berkin, special deputy, $6. John A. Beatty, special deputy, $9. A. M. Dobson, special deputy, $6. Mrs. F. Tuliock, special deputy, $6. Mrs. Guy Tuliock. special deputy, $6. Florence A. Walsh, cash advanced, $42. Mrs. J. R. Sandfland, extra work, county superintendent's office, $22.50. T. F. Toomey, helping surveyor, $30. E. A, Hartness, helping surveyor, $7.60. B. F. Moulton, commissioner's sal ary, $102. E.' I). Barney, commissioner's sal ary, $90.80. C. D. Allen, commissioner's salary, $76.95. Institute Fund. Mrs. O. W. Freeman, instructor sum mer c-chocl, $15. O. W. Freeman, instructor summer school, $30. (Continued in next issue.) Yesterday*s Market Quotations CHICAGO GRAIN. CHICAGO Oct. 25.—Wheat rose ex citedly tod,-: 7c a bushel, but the greater part tn the advuiu > failed to | lo ] ( | world shortage of supplies had been rendered more acute by increas ing crop damage in Argentina. Euro, peans, however, aggressively fought the bulls after the market had sur passed $1.85, the high price record of the Joseph Letter "corner" in 1898. The close for the day was weak at $1.80 to $1.80% for December and $1.80% to $ 1.SO 1 for May with the market a* a whole % to 2c above yesterday's finish. ** was sal< * the British government purchasers had withdrawn from the market and that foreigners were re selling contracts both for immediate and future deliveries. An additional pqurigh element at tills Juncture was a sudden downturn in prices at Buenos Ayres. Uirger country offerings of corn made that cereal weak at the start and much more so at the finish. In between, however, transient upturns took place in the market owing to the temporary strength of wheat. The close was at a decline of % to 2%c. I I ! ' j I \/HY|AMFORyiLSON By Dr. Charles W. Eliot President Emeritus of Harvard University. Anyone who surveys the extra ordinary series of legislative and executive acts accomplished by tfca Democratic party in three f ears and a half will realize w a things: First, that President Wil son has proved h I at a a I f a party leader of unusual pow er; and, sec ondly, that the party thna led lias dose much more for the country than the Republicaa party accom plished tn flv# times as many years. Indapendcnt voters are likely to act next No vember on two simple, well rronnded convictions: First, that the Democratic party has don* such an extraordinary amount of food work during the present ad ministration that the period from 1912 to 1919 will bo memorable in the history of the United States; and, secondly, that the man chiefly responsible for this consummate service to the American people should be again modi their chief servant Oats were relatively stronger than [corn, finishing at only a net loss of I He. The main bullish influence up ! peered to ire lire unfavorable crop [outlook In Argentine. ' Realizing sales pulled down provi j sions sharply after an early advance. [Tile outcome ranged from 95c to 7e (advance, as compared with 24 hours I before. Wheat—December, open, $1.80; high, $1.86; low, $1.79%; rlose, $1.80. May, open, $1.79%; high, $1.85; low-, $1.79%; close, $1.80%. Coru December, open. 89%; high, 91%.; low, 87%; close, 87%. Outs -December, open. 54%.; high, 56%; low, 54; close. 54. DULUTH CLOSE. Wheat- Dec.. $1.87)4; May, $1.86%; No. 1 northern on track, $1.87%(o' 1.89%; arrive, $1.88%; No 2 north ern, $1.80%©!.84%; No. 2 hard Mon tana, $1.78%; Dec. durum, $1.9541' Mr. Farmer SHIP YOUR CREAM TO Fergus County Creamery DISSLY BROS., Prop*. Lewistown, Mpnt. Under New Management. We pay for all the butter fat we receive. Try us and get acquainted with our way of doing business. GreatFalls Commercial College MBrk . Sludum by . (X i "IT'S A GOOD SCHOOL" Hookkeonlng 1916 Arithmetic Gentlemen:— Shorthand 1 am intercHted in the subjects marked. Typewriting Please amid (free) a special booklet und Hanking particulars as to cost nnd length of course. I'enmmiship I would like to begin about 1916. Higher Accounting Name Farm Accounting Town KaleHinamthlp Btftto •■■■• Commercial Law Groat Falls, Montana, Box 125 Correspondence Day and night school tile entire your. English Brunches Send in the above today. Students may Spelling enter at any time. Rapid Calculation JOHNSON, MALONE A WOLF, Props. 1.89; No. 1 durum on track, $1.8269 1.97; No. 2 durum, $1.8701,92; Oct. flax, $2.70%; Nov.. $2.70; Dec., $2,66%; Muy, $2.70%; flax on track nr... arrive, $2.71%; oats, 50%051e; luii-,.--, *1 3201.35: rj rIF/1.13. CHICAGO LIVESTOCK. CHICAGO, Oct. 25. Hogs—Re ceipts, 44,000 head; market weak, at 5c under yesterday's average. Bulk of sales, $10.00010.35; light, $9,800 10.40; mixed, $9.80010.45; heavy, $9.80010.45; rough. $9.8009.95; pigs. $7.7509.60. Cattle Receipts, 27,000 head; mur kel. unsettled; one loud sold at $11.65, the highest price on record, Native beef cattle, $6.60011.65; western steers. $6.1509.50; stackers and feed ers. $4.6507.75; cows and heifers, $3.3509.60; calves, $7.00011.00. ! Sheep Receipts, 24,000 head; mur jket strong. Ewes, $3.7507.25; woth ers. $7.0008.25; Innibs, $8.25010.75.