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Do You
Taxes ?
Do You Know
Thai the United States census report 1 on
Municipal Revenue Expenditures and Public
Property for 1913 shows that the nearer a
state comes to prohibition the less its per capilu
tax becomes. i
License states ...........$ 16.98
Stales from 20 to 50 per
cent, dry............. 14.32
States over 50 per cent.
dry.................. | 1.08
That it costs every man, woman and child
in Montana $5.86 more in taxes in order to
Maintain the Montana Commercial and Labor
Lea-rue, a liquor aid society, for the sole pur
pose of destroying life and wrecking homes.
That every political party in Kansas is for
prohibition because it PAYS.
That the legislature, the supreme court, the
district courts, the editors, the bankers and
school teachers of the state by an overwhelm
ing majority are for prohibition because it
I ublisbed ami paid lor by Hie Dry Montana T.eague of I.owistown.


Bowling Notes

Kobitaille and Mc-Quaid rolled the
high total of 1,203 lor their three
games in the weekly "ragtime doubles''
yesterday afternoon. This is an aver
age of 217 per game per man and the j
class of this kind of bowling may be
judged by the fact that this is a
higher score than lias ever been rolled
in the International Bowling associa
tion tournaments lor doubles with the
exception of 1911. Many high scores
were made, Jimmy McQuaid averag
ing 220 lor seven games while Dawley
made 228 for the same number. Daw-.
ley made 277 and several games latei j
put up a new alley mark of 279. j
Class A rolls toipgRt at 8 o'clock j
sharp. Many entries arc expected
and some high /cores may be looked
for. Every bdwler in the class
asked to he on hand to roll.
Los Angeles—Los Angeles,
Fi. / \
*J }
Vernon, 7.
At Halt Lake—Oakland, 10; Salt
Lake. 0.
At San Francisco—Portland, 4; San
Franc isco, 10.
FARM ERSVILLE, 111.. Oct. 27.—
Ray Hclialk of the Chicago American
league club, regarded by many critics
LOUISVILLE, Ky„ Oct. 25.—Ken
tueky has been dropped from the
schedule of the woman's special train
as the premier catcher of the Amo
lean league, was married here tonight
to Miss Lavina Giuliani. Schalk is*
24 years old. His admirers in Chi
cago arc to present him with a wed
ding gilt purchased by popular sub
—- -* —O
now touring the country in the inter-1
est of Charles E. Hughes' candidacy,
it was learned today. Kentucky worn
en have no voice in the choice of a
president and it was thought wiser
to concentrate on Illinois and other
states where they have the franchise.
preparing for the next season
Secretary I,. , 1).. Blodgett ,of thq
Lewistown Amusement association, xn
in other words the local baseball as
sociation, has issued a statement
showing the result of the past sea
son's operations. The company paid
out $2,003.30 for building the plant;
... , ,
tor insurance and dragging;
$2,778.04 lor (he salaries with $020.70
charged lo expense, which, with 74|
cents on hand, makes a total of
$(1,087.08. The receipts included
$2,470.77 from net gate receipts;
$l,7;;o from (he sale of stock; $103.33
from miscellaneous and $1,975 bills
receivable, making a total of $0,087.08,
lias the personal indorse
U^Twhlh'if d n °"
la ion to wipe oil the sale to $1,718.
This not*
ment of the directors, 11, (1. Phillips,
president; Harry Vestrem, vice pres
ident; Mr. Blodgett, secretary; A. D.
-lonlison, (!. I.. Friedlein and .1. M.
The report says:
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e.1 c-.rc i'hio coo . |,|,, ' atlon is need '
in eiiil , ,i L'° J S Ct °" 'P a . suc '
(csMul end and to those who liavo
paid tin* amounts subscribed the ill
rectors wish to extend thanks. To
those delinquent we ask that you
make it possible for us to reduce the
self-incurred obligation as much as
the amount of your unpaid subscrip
tions. To those who have not sub
scribed, we say it is wortli while tr
lie an owner in a big elvie affair like
this. You will enjoy it so much more.
'The owners of the plant, the citi
zens of Lewistown, are secured In the
debt taken on by their board of di
rectors from the fact that they now
have a ball park that is worth
$2,(1011.80. The team has suits and
(he arrangements for ball In 1917 has
been attended to. King Brady Is the
player-manager and i§ under contract
to have a ball team assembled for
the coming season. We are glad you
are with us. Let's boost."
DULUTH, Minn., Oet. 25. The pros
pect of a coal shortage in the north
west is becoming more pronounced,
coal men said today. No longer do
they expect the supply to fill the de
mands of the winter. It will be a
ease of bringing coal all rail to
the Twin Cities und other points in
the interior of the state, they said.
This is true of soft und hard coal.
"There is not a company with docks
at the American head of the lakos,"
suld one agent here, "which could not
clean up by January 1, if it tilled all
its orders. But the companies will
not do this. 1 am informed that
enough will lie retained on hand to
supply Duluth, Superior and the iron
range. We could clean up now and
have the rest of the winter to over
haul our docks and reduce our forces."
With bad weather setting in unusu
ally early, there is no hope for a
very great supply to come up the
lakes during the remainder of the nav
igation season.
"Judge Ben Lindsey for Wilson!'
Weber of (Iras
is in Lewistown visiting.
But where would you expect to find
£ hi s dynamic force for righteousness,
this friend of the submerged boys and
girls of America?
--- q _______
Mrs. \V. (
tireless mum the
Referring to Senator II.. L. Myers,!
titF-Charlotte, 7s'. C„ ObsefVer says:
"Of all the members of the United
States senate who are this year seek
'Ing re-election, there is none who o r lg
|* nul *- v reached that body under such
"* ra t "* 0 " d remarkable circumstances
the Hon. Henrv L. Myers of Mon
tuna. The Montana legislature of 1911
(was democratic by a small majority,
b ut the l ,urtv leaders at Helena, the
eapital, were unable to agree upon a
choice for the senate. Throughout til
entire session there liutl been fruit
less ballots. No candidate could com
mand sufficient strength to win the
"V'lnally, the time came for an a<l
l"'" - ° f . senate for the ensuing two
- vt "ars. A representative from a remote
| Jourmnent' sine dlT TUemolion ' was
1" to be'deprived
bur „ f tIlp „„„....."7, ! .
Myers. Instantly the democratic ma
jority solidified and as one man its
members voted for Judge Myers, with
ltlle r, - slllt that he was elected. No mini
district arose and asked that the mo
tlon to adjourn be deterred for a mo-1
ment. This was done and he nomin
ated for the senate. Judge Henry L.
in the entire state was more surprised
than Judge Myers, himself, for he Had
not been a candidate for the office and
hud no thought of going to the United
Stales senate. He was too busy at
tending to bis judicial duties. But
lie uccepted the honor, and his service
of six years In that body has fully
justified the wisdom or that hasty anti
eleventh-hour action by the legisla
ture. lie is without doubt the only
man in the senate today whose elec
tion came to him absolutety unso
licited, entirely without effort on bis
part and wholly without his knowl
edge. There are few men in public
life who have actually had such high
honors thrust upon them. Most of
them have been obliged to contend for
their official places and with many
of them the struggle has been long
and difficult, but Myers enjoys the
distinction of having a senatorial toga
thrown about him when he was not
looking for it nor thinking of it. He
was simply the one man in the state
upon whom the representatives of the
party in the legislature could unite.
"Although Senator Myers was un
known to the country at large at that
time he was well and favorably known
to the people of Montana. He had
gone there IS years before from Boon
vlllo, Mo., where lie was born, and
settled at Hamilton and engaged in
the practice of the law. A year later
lie had been elected prosecuting at
. , ,
torney ol Ins county and two years;
thereafter he was re-elected. Next
he was sent to the legislature as a j
state senator, where he won distinc
tion for his sterling integrity and in-,
dustrious endeavor, in 1907 he was
appointed judge of the Fourth judi
cial district of the state, and in the |
following year lie was elected to the i
same position for a term of four vears. i
It was while lie was serving in that 1
capacity that he was called to ac
cept the office of United States sen-!
a tor. It was a real call in every
of the word. i
"The same industry and tireless ef- i
fort which he displayed in the state j
senate, Senator Myers has practiced in j
the United States senate. One of the
characteristics which distinguishes
him from most of his colleagues in ,
the senate is the fact that he begins
his day's labor at 7 in the morning. If
for any reason he happens to reach
his office at 7:30 he does double duty
until lie makes up for the lost half
hour. The superintendent of the capi
tol complains that lie is the one sen
ator who uses electricity in the morn
ing. He lias offered to excuse him
for that if lie would not burn it at
night, but the Montana senator works
by night as well as by day. The re
sult of bis labors shows in his long
list of accomplishments, particularly
for his own state and the great west
in all the affairs of which he takes
the keenest interest. Since the sen
ate lias been controlled by the demo
crats. Myers lias been chairman of the
committee on public lands, and al
though that committee lias little to 1
do with affairs effecting or interesting !
the east directly, its work is of the :
highest importance to the west. To
the development and welfare of that!
extensive region the Montana senator
lias devoted his principal attention
during his term in the senate. In eon- j
sequence, he lias accomplished much '
I for Montana and all of the so-called '
public land states.
"For Montana he procured the dona
tion to this state tor the nominal sum :
of $5,Otki of the extensive buildings i
on the Fort Asslunibolne reservatipn, i
^n northern Montana, which cost morel
ithan a million dollars, together with |
2,000 acres of land around them. The j
state has paid the money and started i
there a branch of its agricultural!
school, thus giving that section a new \
educational institution. He has pro- '
cured the passage by the senate of a :
bill to extend from five to eight years j
the time in which homesteaders on
the Fort Peek Indian reservation, in j
eastern Montana, may pay for their
'Here are sonic of the other things \
which he has done, which show what j
a man who Is active in looking after 1
tlier interests of his section of the :
country may accomplish by perse
"He introduced and enacted into
law a bill grunting to settlers on u'n- i
surveyed lands leave of absence for
live months of the year, ns on sur
veyed lands.
"A hill to establish community cen
ters for people on reclamation proj
"A bill to give homesteads in Gla
cier par Uto those who had taken up
land before the creation of the park,
and without which they could not get
patents to their lands.
"A bill validating a large number
of homestead entries tn Mpntana,
where patents had been rofused on
teclniical grounds.
. "A bill authorizing those who made
made desert land entries to take en
larged homesteads.
"A bill tor the sale of isolated tracts
of land on ceded portions of the Ci*ow
Indian reservation.
"A bill to appropriate money to pay
claimants on account of the Corbett
i w*nm'w" J,'". pro: * ec '' , ,n j
jzenship papers.
"Tliese are a few of the measures,!
for there are many more, which the
Montana senator has fathered to en-!
aide citizens to get homes upon the 1
land. Actually he has made it easier
for some and possible for others to the )
number of thousands to become agri-1
cultural land owners and thus aid in 1
the development and upbuilding of the
west and thereby add to the resources :
and wealth of the nation. In further- j
unce of this laudable purpose of pro
j viding homes for the homeless, Myers '
this year procured an appropriation
of $750,000 for carrying on the work
of the Flathead reclamation project,
wnich undertaking was a decisive fac
tor in the determination of the North
ern Pacific railway to build immedi
ately an extension of its road across
the great Flathead Indian reservation,
thus opening up an immense area for
settlement and development.
Myers is also the father of the ad
ministration's water power bill, which
is pending in the senate and under the
agreement of the democratic caucus
[will be taken up and passed at the
next session of congress, beginning
in December. The Montana senator
has been a loyal and consistent sup
porter of every act of remedial legis
lation advanced by the Wilson admin
istration and lias aided in the passage
of every one of tbe long list of meas
ures which constitute the marvelous
record of achievement of the demo
cratic party during the Sixty-tliird and
Sixty-fourth congresses."
High School News
Miss Petrashek gave a talk at the
Coffee Creek schools yesterday.
Letters on the winter course have !
been mailed to boys In the country.
On Friday* a vocabulary contest in
German was held. Coline Cline made
the best record.
The work of the night school is j
continuing, with an average atten
dance of between fifty and sixty.
Mr. Vogel of the public schools has j
had charge of the manual training de- :
partment for a short time during Mr. I
Musgrave's illness.
Specimens of rocks and minerals
have been sent by the department of
science to outside schools that are
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8 8 p y810gr apn> '
thp r p f p,. Pnro bnokq for tlip
lnf . e . . reterence books tor the
TT ,, T" 8 departme ^ ? ,avc , ar :
r ived ' 'he *ergus county high school
has one " f L he best country life ret
erence llhrarie s ia the state of Mon
tana -
Th e assembly talks on Friday and
Mliml ay were very instructive. On
Frld ay Dr. C. C. Wallin addressed
the students on civic health and im
provements. On Monday Mr. Cum
filings gave pointed facts on the prac
tlcal value of education, emphasizing
the fact that from the standpoint of
social life and service, it
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CHICAGO, Oct. 24.—Former Judge
Albert D. Nortoni, of St. Louis, for
mer progressive party leader, re
turned from a three weeks' speaking
campaign in behalf of the democratic
national ticket today and reported to
western democratic headquarters that
the west is for President Wilson.
"I am confident that President Wil
son will carry a majority of the west
ern states," said Mr. Nortoni. "Every
where 1 went in the west 1 found pro
gressive organizations working for
Wilson. Colorado is as surely for
Wilson as is Georgia, in my judgment.
Wilson also will carry Montana, Utah,
Idaho and several other western
V/HY | AM F 0 rV/|LSCN
Bv Ida M. Tarb. ll
Doe* any American today wr
nipper or more dispassionately or
more clearly thai President tVfl
son? 1 believe that Propres«iv*es
will «ee this:
if they don't It
is a rettertion
on their Intel
Wilson h • •
proved hia fit
ness to lean
I h e ornpres
stve civiliza
tion. True, oe
has not vet
had time to
convert the
man who cries
for his pound
of flesh, nor
alter the views
of him who fails to see that
bloody war is but the primitive
expression of savage weakness
promoted by tho ignoble desirt of
conquest or revenge Bui he he*
forced respect for neutrality, and
he has handled hii delicate Mex
ican inheritance with tart and
OR 0.
Robert Frazier Tuesday moved a
132-team grading outfit to the Grass
! Range section to begin grading work
| on the Great Northern's extension,
j The outfit is now located near the
] George Ayers place and will do a
good deal of work this season, con
| tinuing It as long as the weather con
ditions permit. The project is to do
the work in some low places before
spring, as the wet ground then would
I make the job difficult. It is encourag
| ing to learn that the Great Northern
j is going ahead on such a scale with
I its construction work for the exten
The expectation is that the Milwau
kee will begin laying steel on its ex
tension from Grass Range to Win
nett about Nov. 20. A long stretch
out from Grass Runge is ready for
the rails and once the work is taken
up it will require only 80 days to get
all the steel down. There will be
22 miles of track .exclusive of the
Within a week probably, Contrac
tor D. J. Burke will move his camp
near Winnett to that place and finish
up the grnding for the railway yards
and depot.
By the latter part of December the
Iron horse will be tooting its way into
Haul J. Wedge who has been the lo
cal manager of the Blodgett Loan
company since that concern started
in Lewistown, has resigned and will
leave the first of the mouth for Miles
City where he has accepted the posi
tion of assistant cashier of the First
National bank. Mr. Wedge will be
■ 'ii-reeded by C. B. Ainsworth of this

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