Newspaper Page Text
To Now Sub:cw~h
it 1. XXIn N. i8. LEWLSTOWN, PuROUS COUNTVuY, FIGT., WEDNESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 3o, 1904. 1c. Cinti. 4
WUDUIUCA !Nii A hm iRAIL, 001 n1m33 01 n ik T UNTI ODUiTmir,
Suarp PrU.tles IMIgsd in by F. I.
Stranahan, In Is Candidaly
CHOTIAU AND VALLEY COUNTY
Republlcans Would Net Nominate
Anybodl S. Bente. Aspirant Re
sets to Use of Pasters.
(Great Falls Tribune.)
Attorney F. 1. Strenahan, of Port
Beaton, who was In the city yester
day, is preparing to begin action in
the courts to compel the Issuance to
him of a certificate of election to be
judge of the Twelfth judicial district,
composed of the oounties of Chouteau
and Valley, for the term of four years
from the ASat Monday in next Janu
ary. The position is now held by
Judge John W. Tattan, of Fort Ben
ton, who claims that he is entitled to
the office for two years more.
Mr. Stsuahan's contention is that
the position should have been voted
a at the late election and that votes
were mat for him for the position,
and for non one else, and that he
ahoald theretore be declared elected.
The district was creatod by the les
iaturs in the spring of 101 ad
Judes httan was appeated jldge, to
held the posltlom awtil the meat gea
rtl election, whfo was hel4 in tae
ail of 1102. At that election Judge
Tatt was eleted to the position, de
Astg Mr. Straraha,. who was the
itepubliana nominee. Governor Toole
them beased to JmIlg Tatta a certi.
Smat. of electiom r the team of ear
y dm, eallag in Jamary, 107.
elemal weeks ago, whr n the gos
esr was about to ieane his electle
pmebMiam, he was rua nsted to ao
der as election !sr lthe pIreas of
ehseeIm a see0esser t Jeuad Tattan.
the clai being Md tha all distrlt
lm4am i the state me.t e elected
at the same tflme and fr Ie same
teem. The goveuner, after a study at
the castitutlonal questhus inolved,
remused to order ua electio nl Judge
Tattaa's district, being aatided that
Jdge Tattua sbhold held for the term
specLasd In his certAute at election.
Notwithatanding the gooveaer'sa r
fand, whae the Repablema state .on
vematle met at BUh1I. some of the
delega~ a from Vallef gad Coestea
coutlee were advised ay Mr. 8traua
han tat am election bslld be held Ia
the dlstlt. They delhned to make
a nomination while at Bllnsa, but
appelated a comndttee to Investigate
the matter amd empowered the com
mlttee to make a aembatotm If it
abould *ebe.e that a ~6) ~hel be
elted The cmitee diM ast take
any tiUm. Jaues Tattaa's Mends
Iearud of the appelta eo this
qmmltie ad the delegates to the
IDmue ae est Oeapudam te Vel
ar ad teeas endltles, a is tcl
ipetas. a'Jloa by the 9aSsbhpa
a sem,,e, Repeot.a. t ,a.n
mEtse had mat eMae t momisges, me
eetnieaed tiaMU ofr Id p Tr,
tag was etM . ad the people of
the dieftet wr aPt eatlclpaths that
they weul be ven ainay oppsrtmIty
to rotae hr d&gI4 lodke.
but a few I re the olsetfivi,
Mr. Itre.has aused to be rnted
a large mumber of paters, to be a.
.Md to balots, ediug: Pr Judse
_f the Twelfth l dial district, . IL
These paters were distributed on
the Ave of lectIesl to a few Republ.l
aus ia certain predaets f each coun
ty m the district sad some of thes
who tecel,,'d them gested them on
their oli.da. ballots sad marked sad
"." opposite the nase of Mr. Stran
aha. The P1lpgs it some at the pro.
-lsets absolutely rehied to count any
votes for the offo of district judge.
but ia Poplar precinct, Valloy county.
Svotee the cast wer. oeuated for
-tr.ashau ad wore oertlWd to the
board of canvassers, sad in another
precinct of Valley county two vote
thus cast were so counted and certi
When the canvassing board met In
Valley county, it directed the clerk.
to make a note of the fact that 30
*otes had been ast in Valley county
for 8tranahan for distrlct judge.
In some of the precincts of Chou
teau county, a few votes were cast for
Stranahan by the pester system, but
it cannot be learned that the judges
f election counted any of them. At
say rate, when the Chouteau county
eanvassing board met, It Ignored any
returns that may have been made on
the office of district judge.
8transhan now claims that, accord
ing to the constitution, a successor
to Judge Tattan should have been
elected this year, for a term of four
years, and that he, having received
the greatest number of votes cast for
the office, should be declared elect
In behalf of Judge Tattan It will be
contended that his tenu does not ex
pire until the frst Monday in January,
1907, and if this contention should not
be sustained, it will then be contend
ed that there was not a legal eleetion
to choose his successor, the people of
the district not having any nolice of
the election, and further that the pas
ter systent of voting is not authorliz
ed in a case where there is not any
nomination for an office, and that
therefore, even it a successor to Judge
Tattan should have been chosen, none
was legally chosen and that Judge
Tattan will hold over until the next
There is considerable Indignation
among Judge Tattan's friends over the
trick that has been played. They
i that, In a square ght, Judp
attaa would carry the district aaiLnst
s-y man, and that Stranahan is seek
[pI to secure an electiou that he oould
not have woe, and to win an office
for which he received iess than 2 per
cest a the votes of the altriect.
Some of the lepl questies lavolv
ed are the same as will be brought
up In an action to be brought to oust
Judge MeClernan, of Butte, and it is
poessble that the two eases may be
submitted to the supreme court to
PRESIDENT AT FAIR.
Devoted Last Saturday to Enjoyment
of keutiee of Exhibits.
St. Louns, Nov. 86.-Never have
more perfect onadtlons prevailed
since the opening of the world's fair
than those that marked today, which
was devoted to a tor through the ex.
positlon by Presidget Roosevelt, ac
companied by Mrs. Roosevelt, Miss
Allce Roosevelt sad members of the
president's party. It was strictly a
day of pleasure, and there was not the
slightest incident to mar the perfect
enjoyment of the occasion. The her
alded announcement that the nation's
chief executive would visit the expo
sition drew tremendous crowds, and
to guard him from possible danger
that might menace him, secret service
men, soldiers and police guards
abounded, but thqg had comparatively
little to do i preserving order. The
sentiment seemed to be unanimous in
the minds of the thousands of specta
tors that President Roosevelt was the
guest of each one, and each did his
best to preserve order. Passage ways
were cleared and hindrances quickly
removed that every moment of the
president's limttd time might be oc
epied i, vioewmr the exoosi.ion.
cupld. in vi.klUg the exposition.
"This s maralous," he said.
"It ti beyead description and ex
eeds my loalet expectations. I have
had the best time I ever had in my
hie, and I hame seen more than I ev.
er expected to see in one day's time.'
From 10 in the morning until 6 in
the eveminag distinguished visit
ors, follswig a schedule, hurried from
one bulildlo to the next, from one part
of the grands to another and over
looked nathing of interest. From the
start to the end of the tour Mr. Roose
,eIt and Miss Alice accompanied the
president man fatigue was forgotten
in the esnjyment of the day.
TonIt e president was a guest
o honor at a banquet tendered in the
gmead by the exposition manage
ILt Ia., Rov. 27.-Promptly on
:.elme time ti he special train carry
as Presntis Roosevelt. his wife
adt dmghter and the umembers of hi
party, degmrted from the Louislana
Prdase eirtpotlia, where it bad
been waiting since the arrival of the
presiddtial party Saturday morning,
for Wadhntagn .at 12:01 this mor
Just betmne the signal was given to
the emlgtear to start the return jour
ney President Roosevelt walked to
the rear observatory platform where
he was immediately joined by the
other getlemen in the party. About
the car were stationed nearly 100
members do the local police force.
President Mooseveit walked to the
rear rail of the observation platform
and spoke as follows:
"I1 thank you, gentlemen, for the
kind attentiln you have shown me
de.ing my viit to St. Louis, and I
ap-reeWe it very much."
Jest as (he Irtu started President
.ltebselt malletl. ' ood night" as did
the ether members of the party who
were an the lafclrom.
OWIIRAM IWERE BUsiy.
UiIAla albt bses I I Denver on
Lact tiende Day.
Dgnver, Mae. L.-Two more arrests
as aprme ourt ,warrants of men
charged with mastampt were made to
day as s estauwgih of the legal con
test over the rIsmnt election in Den
ver. Thomas Calp and Frank McMa
haI. DemsenJ alentlon Judges, were
brought before the court by a special
aler sad realmea .in ibonds of $1,000
The cart alo Mantea a committee
of Republicans paes.miin to copy the
names from the poll books of the elec
tion. When a complete .ppy has been
made the RepubMa. s mill begin a
canvass of the city for .the purpose
of ascertaining the enmnt .of the fraud
they chareu was aommitted on elec
tion day. Certain pepooed contests
will depend upon the results accom
The attorneys fr te Republican
city and coaty coasibe asnociation
iled a brief with the oea in support
of their request to have the ballotu
from precincts even of ward Eight
thrown out on the grmad that a num
ber of straight Democratic allots
were substituted for Republian bal
lots after the box was opened at the
closing of the polls. The Republicans
rontend that the court has power to
take the course asked. If srcee.ful in
their contention, the Republicans, it
is rumored, will come before the cowt
with a plea to have entire precincts
in other wards thrown out. The court
set Wednesday. November 30th. as the
day for hearing arguments on the ap
Roosevelt Received Plurality of Over
150,000 in Badger State.
Milwaukee, Nov. 27.--Oficial re
turns from every county In the state
shows that President Roosevelt car
lled Wisconsin by a plurality one
third larger than ever before known.
exceeding McKinleys big plurality of
1900 by about 47,000. He ran ahead
of Governor Lofollette over 101),000
'otes. The pluralities are: Roosevelt,
153,244; Lafollette, 61,72. Roose
velt's plurality over Lafollette in
within 1,200 of that received by IA
follette in 1900 and within 5,000 of Mc
Kinley's plurality in 1900. In 1900
McKinley's plurality was 106,597 and
that of Lafollett 10,2.745. In 196
McKinley's plurality was 102,612 and
Prohibit Religliou Proceesions.
Havana, Nov. 23..-The house com
mittee has reported favorably the
bill prohibiting religious processions
or functions except within churches.
Magnifient Display of Fruits and
..Grasses Raleed Upon Lands Re
claimed by Irrigation.
WHEAT SEVEN FEET TALL
Irrigated Crops Would Alene be uAf.
ficlent for National Exhibit
Within Twenty Years.
Of the hundreds of thousands of
people who have viewed with amaze
ment the magnificent fruits and
grains from the western states, cx
hibited at the St. Louis fair-far
more notable In size, appearance and
yield than anything they ever saw
in the east-how many of them have
realized the cause of this effect? How
many of them have thought out the
wonderful fact that these products
were borne upon the lands which a
few years ago were useless deserts,
but now made fertile by the art of
No "irrigation exhibits" of promi
nence were in evidence at this
world's fair, as such, yet in every
thing agricultural they formed a lead
ing part and their withdrawal would
have left huge Saps and have taken
away the best. Had the products of
the dam and the ditch all been lab
eled "grown by irrigation," the Inl
gation exhibit would have been a very
big one. And it seems to me that
this would have been a good thing.
The west as proud of its Irrigation;
why not thus call attention to its su
periority of production?
Fabulous Orain Growths.
In grains ano grasses Colorado's
exhlblt led easily, though splendid
.howing were made by other arid
states-Oregon, Washington, Mon
tana. Utah. California-but the cen
teanial state showed 100 dlffrent
kinds of grasses and 130 varleties of
gran. It had oats 8 feet tall and
timothy heeads 8 Inches long. It too"
340 prises and S9 gold medals. And
its separate fruit exhibit ineladed al.
most all the products or America ex
oept the truly tropieal.
Oregon had Northgage Lifter wheat
seven feet tall. Think of a wheat
field m which as army of six foot
men would stand concealee. The
rnow white onions six inches across
And Idaho and Utah sand New Mexico,
and all the west set forth a dazing
display of irrigated apples and plums.
peaches and grapes of color, sise and
beauty, which It woald take a book
But ahead of all the west in the
extent and variety of her exhibit,
stood Callfornia-Califorala, that vast
strip of golden land reaching from.n
Oregon to Mexico and Including tho
iegetable wealth of the troples.
.egetable ,aealth of the tropcls.
The Prld.ts of a OGrat Empire.
Fruit is the main stay of the golden
state and $=),.000 is represeated in
her showin8g at St. Lois. The great
paise of agrioultmae s the largest
building of the expseitie. coverlan
1. acres, and it seemed as though i
would never get outsil of the doe
main of the Califesala eshiit. Sin
gle counties made shwlaga eredit
abletor a state. Such lhings eaught
the eye as a libe sde elepaat of
English walnuts, the state capitol
buildlng constructed of almads, the
famous Lick obemrvatory se in
dried fruits and big eeagh to eontaln
several families. 'Ti who exhibit
took the grand prize abes all for
eign competitors. The meet hwelous
and enormous pears, peaches, oranges,
lemons, grape fruit, plums, cderries
and all kinds of huge vegetables
were stacked in rich profusion, slong
side of great branches and cueters of
truits of all kinds showing how thling
can grow under irrigation. The grape
bunches of California are amest of
the biblical kind, requiring two men
to carry a single bunch. .e man
can carry the product of a sanle
Government irwigation Dae.
Practical methods of lrrlgatbn
were demonstrated at the government
building by a model of the Salt river
valley in Arizona, showing the great
government dam now under eeastrue
tion in the mountains and the sys
tem of ditches and laterals by which
the water is distributed onto the
tarms and orchards below . Real wa
ter was running through these ditch.
es. This great work of Uncle Sam's
in Arizona Is progressing rapidly. I
was told by Engineer savage, whom
I recentlymet in Montana. A cement
mill, to make the 200,000 barrels of
cement needed in the nasonry, is
completed, a $100,000 mountain road
to ocnvey the dam material from
Phoenix is finished and most remark
able, the river Itself has been car
tied through tunnels around the dam
site, and is furnishing some 1.000
electrichorse power with which to
hulld the dam. This is to be used
to construct the giant works and thus
the river will ouild its own dam and
form a reservuor the greatest in the
Giant Pumping Machinery.
Of all sizes and clasues were the
irrigation pumps exhibited in the
farm implement department of the
St. Louis fair; but more striking then
these were the windmills. The busy
machnes, rearing their tall heads
abovethe surrounding huildings and
whirring gaily in the breeze, formed
a striking example of man's Ingenu
ity in harnessing the elements. The
highest of these, built by one of the
largest windmill manufacturers,
spreads its steel wings 120 feet in air
and with a moderate wind pumped 40,
000 gallons an hour. The water gush.
es up like a fine artesian well and
supplies a ditch to irrigate a good siz
What will be the next irrigatlon
taibit at a .4br? some say
that for many yea to come. this IS
the last of the big aternaonoual expo
ation. t tig and it should
be 16 or ¥4 ym bala another gres.
fair, ne a, oM come. Its irriga.
tlon f 4it is Ikdlp to overshadow
ihe ieh ulture. The
west Ios the i~ibng of great
things. The govrsament has under
take the 'woai of uRtloul reclina.
I Oof the deet ,iand is pushnlag
the wort rapidly. Vast engineertag
works-huge dtam and canals are be
Insg onstructed is the westeru states
and territorles and a the work pru
ceeds the people will realize its wis
dom and worth and it will be pushed
forward still taser. As Engineer
Savage remarke; It is an entrantc
Ing work, is It sot; this creatlng of
homes for mean st of desert waste."
And so twety welt from now, it
the course of wias is pursued and
the goSernont Irritlon work con.
tlaues aleao right s and is kept
pure of politics an e graft, we may
see a west with mearly double Its
present population and the splendid
products of American Irrigation
to every nook and coruer of the
POO OLD MISSOURI.
Hidebound Democrats Down Near the
Arkansas Line Fell Disgraced.
Because, they say. Missouri has dis
graced itself by voting for Roosevelt
and forsaking the klon and honorable
association with the solid south, farm
ers of Dunklin county, in southwest
Missouri, are cirllating a petition
asking the state isqlaatupe to trans
foer the county to Arkansas. Two hun
dred have signed the petition, says
the Chicago Tribune.
Dunklln county is on the northeast
beoadary of ArkanSas. The vote In
1900 was 2,711 for Mryan sad 1.128 for
McKinley. This ~ar Roosevelt was
only 200 votes behind Parker. A sim
liar petition will be cireulated in
Pemiseot county, whisk cast only 17
votes for McYUale Ia 1900.
The petition states that no honor
able man can now acknowledge clU
seaship in Missourl without shame and
disgrace, because It has joined the Re
publiaes party sad passes Into the
domination of the trusts. It also de
clres that owlng to the complete con
trol the trusts exrelse, the state
probably never again will be ruled by
the Democrats. Treansfer to Arkansas
a asked beosue there men of good
repute can live with self-respect and
The farmers of touthes Missouri
are evidently not beltevers In the old
saying, "the world do move," sad are
takinl a pessimiste view pf the situ
atloi. They may posaihly wake ap
sad notice things In the cqurse of the
next twenty-Ave years. p
VOTERS ARE CAREFUL
Chess Men RegprdlNes of Political
Flathead countty is not the only
part of Montana containing ladepend
ant voters, as shown by the returns uf
last Tuesday's election. I• Lewis and
Clarke county the Republicans car
rlied the heead of the ticket by 9400
votes, but the Democrats elected the
state senator, live represetatives and
a majority of the county officers. In
lergus county Roosevelt received a
majority of 500, but the Democrats
blected some county officers, and in
Meagher county Roosevelt also led
by $0, while most of the county offl
cers elected were Demoaorts. The
same thing occoured in almost every
comny In the state. In Missoula
esmty, where Roosevelt and Dixon
sech had a plurality of 1,500 the Dem
esraste eunty treasurer was elected
by 30 wates.
The people of Montaa mar to be
congratulated upon the resalt, not
beause of the particular ae elected.
art beimse it shows that the people
resard good government as of more
eaasequeme than mere party salty.
in mast cases where eandidates
were algled out for slaughter they
werse tem who had been aotsated
by the pamty machine against the wish
es of the rank and file of the party,
sad the eleet will be wholesome, for
it will ceawe all parties to make as
honest ebrt to nominate men nla the
futuse who are acceptable tothe po
The only effective measure, how
ever, to prevent the dictation of nmn
Inattans by the party machlne is the
direct prtmary law, for it does away
with party conventions and places the
nomlnation of candidates iL the hbands
of the voters of each party. The Re
publlcss anew have control of both
branches of the legislature and are
pledged to eacset such a law. Wlil
they do it.
MAJOR DELMAR SOLD.
Purchased by Owner of Lou Dillon for
New York. Nov. 25.-Major Delmar.
the world's champion trotting geldin;.
with an unpaced trolling record of
2:01% and a paced trolling record of
1:59%, has been s. d at the Old Olo.y
ual at the Madisen Square garden
for $15,000. The purclha,: r was C. G.
Billings, owner of l.uM ID11 a. It was
announced that Mr. Ulilinls would
rae. Major felmar sal I.ou Ililln In
an ellort to bleak th. -,.rld's record.
Conservatives Overwhelmingly Prevaii
in Election of Officrs.
San Francisco. N", 26.--Samuell
Gompers was practl'c li , unanlulous-
ly re-elected president' 4f the Ameri
can Federation of I.ai,"r today. One
delegate. Vlctor I',r&. r .f Mllwaukee.
voted in the epga'it ;.+l asked that
his vote be so recordldl.
Gompers was gwin a great ovation
when he re-took th,' et.,,I. He prom
ised the delegates to tir' v, do as much
or more for the labor i,.ovement in the
future than he had d-,,n' In the past.
Beeretary Frank .%lrrlson. and Treas
uroer J. B. Lennon w'.rr unanimously
chosen to serve for anouther year. The
following eight vice prtidents were
James Duncan. John Mitchell, Jas.
O'Connell, Max Morris. Thomas I.
Lidd, D. A. Hlayes. 1). J. Keefe and
William J. Spencer.
If you would get all the news read
BAD MAN SHOT
Horse Thief Overtaken But Declines
to Surrender and is Quickly
Killed by Pursuers.
A GRANITE COUNTY AFFAIR
Desperade Had Already Served One
Term in the Penitentiary and His
Offenses Were Many.
Philipsburg, Nov. 24.-A telephone
message was received here this after
noon by County Attorney Durfee from
Bonita, stating that Frank Brady, a
well known character of the county.
was shot and killed this morning on
Rock creek, 20 miles above Bonita. The
message was sent by Constable C K.
Wyman, of Philipsburg, who, with
Special Deputy Sheriff Harry Mor'gan,
had been in pursuit of Brady several
The message was brief, stating that
the officers had encountered Brady
near the Butte cabin club house, own
ed by Will Thornton and other Butte
men. Brady was told to surrender,
but refused and fired a shot at the
oficers, who returned the are. Three
shots were fired by the latter. At the
third shot Brady shouted, "I've got
enough, boys," and fell with a bullet
in his brain. When the officers reseah
ad him he was dead.
Brady had been in many scrapes
durlang his 15 years' residence in this
county, and has practically been an
outlaw for several months. Last
spring he was arrested with Al. Ms
lay at Anaconda, on a charge of hay.
tag beaver hides in his possession. He
was released on bonds pendlng hear
was relesed on bonds pendlng hear
lag. Before the matter came up In
court Brady was again arrested on
complaint of Davis DesJardine, charg
ed with stealing horses and selling the
anlmals to Joe McDonald, foreman of
the Anaconda foundry. He was re.
leased on a $100 bond in this case.
When the ease was called for trial
Brady was mialasi, and it was stated
that he had gone to Idaho. His bonds
were forfeited, but olhuers were aot
tied that Brady had been frequently
near Bonita, and was supposed to be
hiding in the Rock creek country,
where he had numerous friends. Wy
man made several tripe in pursuit,
but Brady always evaded him. Then
Wyman and Morgan, the latter being
a half breed Indian and acquainted
with every foot of the Rock creek
country, decided to run Brady down.
They left Philipsburg last week, os
tensibly on a deer hunting trip on
Rock creek, but in reality in search
Both men are fearless and crack
rifle shots, and it was generally be
lieved that they would get their man
dead or alive.
Brady was personally known to near
ly every resident of the county. He
had a reputation as a cattle rustler
Sad years ago was supopsed to be a
Iprtaer of the notorious Jim Camp
ell n Willow erek, who led from
the state to avoid prosecution. Brady
once owned a racnh on West Pork
of Rock creek, whiceh was said to be
a rendezvous for horse thieves. His
neighbors frequently mised stock
whicl was supposed to have been
drives across the Idaho line, but were
always afraid to enter complaint for
fear of Brady and his gang. Brady
was arrested four or Ave times by the
present sheriff Finley J. McDonald.
on charges of running of cattle; but
in each case no conviction could be
had as Brady was popular among a
certain class. He spent his money
freely and mads many friends, and
the officers alnost despaired of con
Brady served a year in the poniten
tiary in 1892 am the charge of robbing
P .tr Farraut. of Butte. Perrant was
:, r" Ident of Black Pine, Granite coun
t), ad contempliated a trip to Europe.
Brady followed him to Butte and rob
bed him of about $600. He was eu
* icted and scatemsed to one year at
Deer I.odae. lie was believed to be
'ne rouber who held up J. 8. Thorp
near Comblnation or Black Pine in
1i95. Thorp, who was then a busi
ness man of Phllipburg, collected
some $400 at Black Pine. While re
Surnin;; home he was held up and robl
Led. Brady vas suspected at the tlmc.
but no evilcnce could be secured
Brady was about 44 years of age and
a native of Illinois. He was never
,narrled. His only known relative In
Montana Is a brother Tom, alho Is be
lieved to be working ia mines in Butte.
Wymau and Morgan will bring the
body t. Philhpsburg, where the inquest
will he held. The section of the coun
try where the tragedy occured is
rough, and the body will have to be
packea on ilorse back for ten or
twelve milce to the wagon road near
Qulgley. From there it will be con
.eyed on a stretcher to Boilta and
taken to Drummond.
POLITICAL AND INDUTIIIAL.
Some Notes Upon Election Results
and Pointed Comment.
Many of the candidates for office,
after the votes were all in and count
ed. wished they had, while sporting
in the ocean surf last summer, given
closer heed to what the wild waves
A dispatch states that a locally not
ed Ptmnch scientist has just awaken.
ed from a sleep or trance lasting four
years. He awoke, it Is stated, with
but one idea. This was evidently.
then, not the idea which Mr. Bryan
got during his European tour.
A Berlin newspaper devotes a oeel
aman to the description of a new Iak
well. The shearlng editor ot the
Washington Post says he wants one
if it is the kind that will dodge when
you try to put the paste brush into
The Chicqgo man, who killed his
wife, because she refused to go with
him to church was, of course, of a
deeply religious nature.
The author of the new pure food
law for North Dakota says that he
looks for this winter of a national
pure food law. The North Dakota
pure food law has much to commend
it. For instance It requires that semi
annually the food comlmssioner shall
publish in two papers in each county
In the state a list of the adulterated
foods that have come under his ofi
cial notice. These publications are
paid for by the state, and the direct
effect is to reform the public and inl
sure the Sapport of the state press
for the law. If all the states had sim
liar statutes the men who get r.ch
by food adulteration would soon be
looking for something else to do,.
With such a mess of lame and ab
surd issues as imperlialism, Inconsti
tutionality, miilitalin, , g .ip, k, , .tc.,
it is no wonder that tlh, IN-'m .ram
party was ovelwhelilintll tl.i'eateti
on Novenmiwr tilh.
on Nov.emlwr thil.
Accor'ling to a news ite'm in th1.I
Seattl." Pot-lintelligencer, W. . . Arml
itrong .a fanner on the .Swinoltinlh
hats in Skuatll county. hias rais.d 71
bushels of imatketable oats froml folur
acres. or Iti bushels per acre allI
has other crops in proportion. Mr.
Armstrong %oted the Republican tick
et, not as our Democratic friends
would doubtless derlsively exclaim. be
cause this yield is due to the Repub
lican party, but because Mr. Arm
strong knew that he would have
plenty of demand for all his oats and
other grain and that he would obtain
good prices for them and because
these good prices were a direct result
of Republican policies. He sees
about him a nation more prosperous
than it was ever before, consumlng
more food than ever before and pay
lag, without hardship, the highest
prices for it. Oats in the northwest
corner of the country a e worth from
forty to fifty cents per bushel. It
makes some di#ereace to the farmer
whether the eighty million people of
the United States are living on two
thirds rations of breadstufs and oth
er necessaries or whether they are
eating all they want .rad have the
money to pay for It.
Although the Democratic platform
stated in the same old way that "pro
tection is robbery," the "tin plate liar"
of Cleveland's time, did not this year
take the stump, in view of the fact
that we are now not only supplying
all our own tin plate but are export
ina large quantities. This is the
product which the ablest of the Dem
ocratic bunch staked their reputation
on that we could never produce in
this country. 'The American tin in
dustry production now finds its way
into every house In the land ana the
money paid for tin articles stays at
home instead of going abroad to en
rich foreign manufacturers.
rich foreign manufactureras.
From a trial appropriation during
the McKinley administration, of about
sufficient siae to build a good nou.,'
the rural free dclivery bas grown in
to a great branch of the postoffice
department. Estimates now being
prepared showing the probable cost
of maintaining the rural free deliver.
service during the fiscal year 19415-6,
and upon which the aprpopriations
made at the coming session of con
gress will be based, indicate that the
delivery in operation at the end of
next June will cost about $20.000.000
a year to maintain. It is stated that
in order that the service may be ex
tended In conformity with the pras
ent plans of the department and what
ar believod to be the wishes of both
houses of congress, an additional sum
ot $4,000,000 will be necessary. The
present plans contemplate a gradual
and reasonable advance In the ex
penditures each year until the grand
total of $40.000.000 Is reached. It is
believed that eventually practlcally
the entire country eon be covered
with a network of rural routes in op
oration for this annual expenditure.
Forty millions of dollars is a gen
erous sum, but in no other way, per
haps, could the money be more ad
vantageously and beneficlally expend
ed than in giving to the rural com
munities throughout the country, as
rapidly as circumstaaues make at
practicable, an efficient free delivery
It is stated that the American Can
company is about to institute the
manufacture of tin cigar boxes. Oth
er forms of tobacco are put up In tin
and it is believed to be largely a
matter of sentimlnt and taste.
it is certatnl? only a question of
time when Un or some other substi
tute will have to take the place of
the rapidly disappearing Spanish Ce
dar now used In all boxes for good
cigars. It may not oe generally
known that this wood (Cedrela odo
rata) is almost as valuable as mahog
any, is as handhome, will take as high
a polish, and in fact can be used in
terchangeably with mahogany.
A few days before the election the
Brooklyn Eagle asked why Roosevelt
did not move to make Judge Parker's
election unanrimous. The question was
all right but the names were sllghtly
The Democratic party should not be
discouraged. They did splendidly con
sidering they did not have a single
goJod issue and moreover were handi
capped by a "past."
Port Arthur may soon be expected
to go Japanese by a big majority
ATHEY'S LONG LEAD
Cascade Candidate's Majority Over
Finlay Mcstea is 1,700.
John T. Athey, elected clerk of the
supreme coJrt, will tomorrow go to
Helena, to spend a few days in be
coming familiar with the duties of that
ufflice, of which he will take charge
on the 2d day of January, says the
Great Falls Tilbune.
While the official canvass of there
lurns in Silver Bow county has shown
that Mr. Athey's opponent received
everal hundred more votes there
:han he had been given on the umof
lclial "eturr.s, Mr. Athey's plurality
in the state will be at least 1.700. He
will hold office for a term of six years
at an annual salary of $3.500.
The Argus huas all the news all th
Extraordinary Precautions Taken t
Prevent Attack Upon Them While
Passing Sue: Canal.
JAPS ARE PREPARING FOR THEM
Their Best Ships Now Bing Repair.
e and Placed in Condition to
LoAdon. Nov. 28.--Generals Kuro
patkin and Sakharof are sending dal
ly long detailed accounts of apparent
I. rather unimportant fghting. which
li av.', however, possibly turn out to be
1h,, begining of a great battle, decid
.ng thI. fate of Mukden. The Japanese
i IMlndon decline to believe that
Ih, r, w ill Ie a ckssatlon of hostili.
'its 11tIll lprinlg.
(;-neral aklharopff, in addition to his
I p rl of the Japanese attack on
Ti lankhlichlln, announces that the Ja
)ianis,.' In force occupied the village
of Nanhantga and the adjoining ra
vine in front of Lone Tree hill.
No further news from Port Arthor
has been received beyond reports from
Shanghai that the storming of the
Russian stronShold continues.
According to the Daily Telegraph's
dispatch from Chefoo very few of Ad
miral Togo's ships are now seer
blockink Port Arthur.
Reeeption Committee Planned.
London. Nov. 28.-The progress of
the Russian Second Pacific Squadron
excites daily growing interest. A Jap
unese correspondent of the Morning
Post. discussing possible preparations
to meet the squadron, suggests that
Japan may rely upon the older war
ships to maintain the blocade of Port
Arthur (in fact, the oorrespondent as.
.erts they already arm so employed)
and thus enable Togo to release his
more modern ships for overhauling at
Sasebo preparatory to meeting Ad
mral Rojestvensky's fleet.
London,. Nov. 28.-The Dally Tele
graph's correspondent at Che Poo
says that many of Admiral Tago's
war vessels are belng docked and re
paired in preparation for the event
The same correspondent also gives
a rumor that the Japanese assult on
Port Arthur has been repulsed with
Japs Advance Pruitless.
St. Petersburg, Nov. 27.---General
Kuropatkin telegraphs a description
of a Japanese attack on November 24
against a Russian detachment near
Esinkhetchen (Yendlentlen), on the
front ot the left flank.
"The flghting," General Kuropat
kin says, "was fierce, almost amount
ing to a bayonet engageaent, but the
enemy were everywhere repulsed and
"Th attack was renewed the follow.
lag morning, the Japnease baving
eem reinlforced. but again was r
pulsed. and at 4 o'clock in the after
noon a blissaud gratly hindered ar
tillery are. The Japanese continued
to advance under saver of the fog.
but our forces held their positilons.
sad the ire subsequently slackened.
"On November 24 the Japanese re
sumed the offensive and endeavored
to envelope our left flank while ad
vancing agaiast our center.
"I have received no later report."
General Kuropatkin also describes
the bayoneting of 20 Japanese belong
ing to a patrol during a reconnalsauce
the night of November 2b.
Suez. Nov. 26.-The Russian bat
tleship 81usol Veliky, flagship of Rear
Admiral Voelkersom and the Navaria
arrived here today from Port Said.
The flagship exchanged salutes with
the British cruiser Hernlone, while
the band of the Navaran played the
British anthem, followed by the Mar
sellase and the Khedival hymn.
The transit of the canal was effect
ed in the most satisfactory manner
and without incident. It is Admiral
Voelkersam's present intention that
the whole division shan sail Sunday.
In the meanwhile seven torpedo boat
destroyers have moved outside the 3
mile limit, the authorities having
warned them that theni 24-hours ex
pired at 4:30 o'clock this afternoon.
The Russian warships will be es
corted as far as Shadewan Island, at
the entrance of the Rea Sea, by the
Egyptian coasting guard cruisers, the
Abbess and Nour-El-Bahr, thus enforc
ing Egypt's neutrality.
No coaling will be allowed here.
Only water and provisions can be tak
en on board.
Camped in Snow Banks.
Field Headquarters, General Kuro
ki's Army. Nov. 26, via Fusan. Nov.
26.-A light snow storm yesterday left
two inches of snow on the ground.
Along the tops of the hills, which is
many places from the advance line of
General Kuroki's army, the snow is
The soldiers are living in earthere
burrows and snug shelters, construct
ed of corn stalks to keep warm through
the freesaing nights. It is impossible
to build camp fires in the trenches
and bivouacs within sight of the en
emy. Pbr warmth the soldiers depend
on charcoal fires in "Shibachias,'
Some supplies of charcoal were
brought from Japan, but most of at
has been purchased In Manchuria. The
army has employed many coolies cat
tag trees and making charcoal since
early last summer, foreseeing the
present need of it.
If you want the news read the Ar