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VO1TE BY MAIL BE SURE YOU FOLLOW INSTRUC TIONS IF YOU ARE VOTING AWAY FROM YOUR HOME PRE CINCT. Owing to the distressing conditions a prevailing in many counties thruout Y the state, many voters have been com- c pelled to leave home and seek work N in order to carry their families thru ' the next winter in fit shape to get a F start in the spring. Others have been I drafted into the army or navy, while N still others have felt called upon to enter organizations which are sup plementary to the actual war activi- t ties, but which call them away from IF home. These conditions should not1 be allowed to interfere with the busi ness of casting your ballot, as no o matter where you are or what busi- ) ness you are at it is your duty as a E citizen to assist at the election of e those who are to make laws and carry I on business of administration for the i nation to which you belong. In order t to overcome in some measure the ab- N sentee problem, the Absent Voters law was enacted, which we have taken t the trouble to look up and boil down a for our readers. Here are the vital. features, you will do well to study them. t (1) Any qualified elector who has registered may use the Absent Voters law. (2) Any time within 30 days before the election the absent voter shall t make application for an official ballot t to the county clerk of the county in I which he resides and is an elector. (3 Application must be made on a blank furnished by the county clerk. The application must be witnessed and sworn'before a Notary Public or ] Justice of the Peace. (4) The voter on making applica tion shall transmit to the County Clerk thirty cents, which shall be treated as official receipts. (5) Electors cannot receive ballot on election (lay or unless his applica tion is made before the delivery of the official ballots to the judges of election. (6) As soon as the ballots are print ed the Clerk shall mail the applicant g.he ballots and an envelope which shall carry the name and office ad dress of the County Clerk and an af fidavit on the other side, which must be filled in and sworn to before a Notary Public or Justice of the Peace. The elector shall in the presence of this officer mark his ballot so that the officer shall not see for whom he votes. He must then fold it in such a way as to conceal his vote and then place it in the envelope without de taching any of the stubs. Then seal the envelope. Then the officer will place his seal on it, when the elector will send it post prepaid to the Coun ty Clerk of his home country, that is, where he votes. (7) YOU MAY VOTE AT HOME IF YOU ARE THERE WHEN THE OFFICIAL BALLOTS ARE PRINT ED AND THINK YOU WILL BE GOING AWAY BY ELECTION TIME. GO TO TO THE COUNTY What The Nonpartisan League Has Done In North Dakota Ill' A. II. (i-ldll ltT Although hamlpered by a reaction ary, holdover senate which lid its best to prevent the 'enlcttlltlent into tlaw of the platfor l adopted by all over ;vheitinig Ilajoority by the people at the pIrevious election, the farmer gov ernment in North lakota has. never Iheless, a splendid record of demo iratic legislation to its credit. With its legislative record must also be con sidered the fact that democratic state administration has made possible the appointment of men to carry out the laws who have acted for the common people rather than for special inter ests. So far as was possible the most important of the League promises were entirely fulfilled, namely, the restor ation of the state government to the common people. This return of lpopu lar rule became more imlpiortant than ever with the declaration of war, not only to the tpeople of North Dakota but to the whole nation, for it made possible unusual steps to promote war efficiency expressive of the patriotism of the comnlon Ipeople. Other states as0. well as North Dakota have done their bit in loan subscriptions, Red Cross work, and in sending their sons to the front, but no other state can tioint to such vigorous steps to pro mote internal efficiency as the seed and feed bonding act, the moratorium for soldiers, and the olpening of the "slacker" acres to crops. Again North CLERK, NOTARY PUBLIC OR JUS- i TICE OF THE PEACE AND HAVE HIM ADMINISTER THE OATH, " AND VOTE IN HIS PRESENCE. (8) If you have voted while you are away and return home before election day, you can vote in person, providing YOUR BALLOT HAS NOT AL- . READY BEEN PUT IN THE BAL LOT BOX. (9) If you have marked your ballot as an absent voter and you return home before election or on election day, you may have the envelope opened in your presence or you may ask for a new ballot, in which case ce your previous ballot would not be s counted. SHOULD YOUR ABSENT h+ VOTE BE REJECTED AS DEFEC- fi TIVE YOU MAY STILL VOTE IN m PERSON IF YOU ARRIVE AT THE la POLLING PLACE IN TIME. in WAR SERVICE ABSENTEE VOTE ti Soldiers or sailors and others in tl war service have been provided with tl the means of voting by an amend- d. ment to the former act. li (1) Any person who has registered P and who is in actual military service sl of the state of Montana or the U. S. ii Army or navy or who is in the actual cl SERVICE of the National Red Cross I or Y. M. C. A. or Y. W. C. A. or c Knights of Columbus or similar aux- It iliary organizations and recognized by n the United States government, may tl vote under this act. s (2) Your County Clerk will send to 0 the Secretary of State a list of such absentees as are known to him to be b I serving in any of these forces, with ii envelopes printed in such manner as b the law prescribes. They carry an t affidavit which must be filled out in f due form, but not of necessity before a a Justice of the Peace or Notary; ii any of the following may perform t the act: A commissioned officer in t the army or navy of the U. S., any 1person in charge of a section, camp or detachment of any of the organ izations mentioned above in the state t or the United States. . War workers MAY CAST THEIR I r BALLOT ANY TIME BEFORE 6 P. M. OF THE DAY ON WHICH - THE ELECTION IS HELD WHEN u THEY WILL SEND BALLOT TO e SECRETARY OF STATE FOR MON TANA. You are too late after the fourth Monday in December, and on that day all ballots arriving after election day will be finally dealt with. If your ballot arrives after that date it will not be counted. THIS APPLIES TO WAR WORKERS AND NOT TO h ORDINARY ABSENTEES. Don't Forget to Register! t Some of the fellows on the fence are beginning to appreciate Mr. " Townley on account of the enemies he has made in North Dakota and tMinnesota, and the friends he has e made-at Washington.-CANDO, (N. " D.) RECORD. Don't Forget to Register! i A New Yorker threatens to run for 1I congress on an anti-collar platform. r He desires to sit naked-necked in the national councils. Of course the , amalgamated laundrymen are in favor of lynching him. SDon't Forget to Register! For your future peace of mind, at E tend to your war savings pledge. V That sacred pledge you signed last Y June. Make it good. Live up to it. Dakota is not only using the Ford plan of getting cheap tractors to far mers, but it made arrangements whereby all the tractors held for sale in the state could he put to immediate uII(:ISLAlTION FORl FARIMER.ll In the large amnount of legislation put through by the present govern menrt of the state in the direct interest of the farmelr, anld therefore 80 per cent of the people of the state, we find: 1, all but 5 per cent of farm improve ments exempted from taxation or all that could be exempted without amending the constitution; 2. an ele vator license and inspection system which really gets at the evils of local elevator practice and at the same time protects co-operative elevators; 3, state laws on co-operation amended in the interest of co-operators and the way prepared to remove constitutional limitation to effective co-operation; 4, laws passed to protect dairying and especially co-operative creameries as a means of encouraging diversified farming; 5, important steps taken to ward equalization of taxation as be tween the people and the large cor porations and absentee land owners, and the collection of back taxes from utility corporations; 6, adequate prep aration made for constitutional amend ments to be submitted to the people preparing the way for real state hail insurance, for making state funds MONEY TRUST TRIES TO BLUFF FARMERS WALL STREET FINANCIERS IN BOLD CONSPIRACY AGAINST NATION'S FOOD PRODUCTION -THREATEN MONEY SHORT AGE. In a circular letter addressed to customers, a bank at Kenmare, N. D., says: "Political conditions in this state have had a great deal to do with the financial situation, and eastern money men have refused to loan another dol lar until these conditions become nor mal." In other words, the money trust is going to practice sabotage on the people of North Dakota until these people consent to anti-farmer domination. The trust is entirely wil ling to interfere with the vital food production of the allied nations for special political purposes. We have laws against sabotage and against conspiracy to interfere with the war. These laws do not exempt particular classes, and the people should watch to see whether our law enforcement machinery will allow men of millions to get away with what small men are serving time for. Here is an acid test of American democracy. The situation is made more clear by the fact that no financier in Amer- c ica can point to a single move made by the government of North Dakota that in any way weakens the security 1 I for North Dakota loans. The feed i and seed act, for instance, by giv- 1 ing drought-stricken farmers means k to plant a crop, greatly strengthened i i the mortgage securities. WAR FINANCE CORPORATION Aside from securing relief from this financial sabotage by bringing the silk-hat anarchists and sedition ists within the law, the federal gov ernment has a war finance corpora tion, the special work of which is to supply capital to war industries which find it hard to get the necessary funds at fair rates of interest. This cor poration can and should, unless it wants to play the game for the mon k ey trust, throw its strength against Y any conspiracy of the money trust. Y It can and should supply the farmers r of North Dakota through the North II Dakota banks with sufficient funds D to carry on their essential war indus D try to take the place of any credit withdrawn by the place of any cred it withdrawn by the Wall street in terests. Let the government match every skunk Wall Street dollar with r. drawn with a real dollar without po * litical strings attached. The simple d announcement of such a policy would s call the bluff and give the farmers the credit needed. FUND LACK MEANS DISASTER The' same letter quoted from above r also states: "We want to state at . this time for your information and e protection that we can not promise e to renew or extend any of your ob or ligations to this bank which become due this fall. Money at the present time is the tightest in the history of North Dakota." The tighter the mon t- ey the less there can be of farm pro e. duction, for in farming, like other it forms of business, current production is carried on very largely by means available for farm mortgages, and for stite-owned elevators and mills; 7, township dipping tanks provided for; ., counties permitted to bond them selves to supply seed and feed to their needy farmers that there might be mlaxillunl production in time of war and to save these worthy farmers; 9, Torren's system of land registration adopted which in time will remove practically all the cost now incident to the transfer of real estate titles; 10, protection and support for Dr. E. F. Ladd, the farmers' grain expert, and for the agricultural school. N.PPORT FOR LABOR. The present government of North -)nkota has been an loyal to city labor as to the people on the farm. It can may that every pre-electlon promise made to labor has been fulfilled labor In now again unit ed with the farmerm for the com ing polltlial campaign. More than legislation. labor desired impartial enforcement of the law with out the favoritism to the interests of large employers under which it had suffered, and the administration and courts elected by the people have at all times given an even-handed justice. Millionaires as well as men without a bank account have gone to jail. Railroad employes were given a le gal right to semi-monthly pay, and mechanics were given a prior lien ov er chattel mortgage. A public wel Maxwell Proves Townley's Olive. Montana. Editor Leaders It In both interenting and instruc the to read and think about the ninny aided attacks of the Inter enta on our organiatlion, and it would appear that the Rev. Max well thinks be in entitled at leant to the box neat that J. D. Bacon lan been occupying at the Big Ila nidenhow. It only needed thin Maxwell Buirleaqul' to prove beyond any doubt that A. C. Townley wan the right man In the right place, for it doen not require a very bright brain to aee that if Mr. Townley could be bought that the later eats would have paid him ashy price that could be mentioned. for it in easny to be seen by the kind of campaign and the length of time they have been at it. that even all the $10 that the League has obtained would not cover their expense account. Now the last hope of the enemien of the League appearn to be to get a Maxwell. or soname one of his traitorous chnracter in control of the eLague no that these enemlen may be able to buy them and that can only be accomplished by breeding dissension within the League and that in the end that in nought by the big interests by the lavils ex penditure of money and Maxwell lam. lint, the farmers of thin genera of present loans. Withdraw the loans and you withdraw production. The money trust used to claim that by tightening up the money market it was able to cut down overproduc tion as times of panic approached and thus made panics approached and thus made panics less severe. But can any American discover a reason o why the money trust should be up to I' the old trick of curtailing production a now when the whole allied world is i begging us for farm products and r more farm products? If the money a trust simply can not supply the loans, ' why does it fight the farm loan bank and the extension of the postal sav- t ings bank and special government t loans to farmers in need? Joined with the loss in production through the denial of credit, is one of t the ugliest of ugly facts in American 4 finance. It is this: When the debtor I can not renew, the creditor takes his o property. Consequently, by an arti ficial denial of credit, the money trust can force a lot of good property on the market for a fraction of its value. Being the only possessors of ready money in large amounts, the insiders in the money trust can then pick up valuable properties for a song. That is why big financiers can become very rich in a panic when ev ery one else is losing; that is why a certain big New York bank declared a 100 per cent dividend immediately following the 1907 panic. Are we go ing to allow this financial thuggery to continue in spite of its effect on the war? WILSON KNOWS THE GAME "It is a mere truth to say," de clares President Wilson in his 'New Freedom,' page 185, "that the finan cial resources of the country are not at the command of those who do not submit to the direction and du.,ina tion of small groups of capitalists who wish to keep the economic de velopment of the country under their o own eye and guidance." fare commission was created to l)ok after emllloymenlnt condlitions, child and woman labor. Night schools were provided for. Two other acts which iput North Dakota in the vanguard of civiliza.tion are those providing that the earnings of the prisoners in the state prison should go to their families anld the prisoners and that compensal tion should be paid to those wrong fully imlprisoned. RUmRAl EDUCATION PROMOTED Educational experts of independent judgment all over the nation are fol lowing North Dakota's new rural edu cation policy closely. They are sur prised by what is being done there be cause the state, unhampered by reac tionlary government, is striking out boldly in the solution of the problem of making first-class education avail able to the rural child. Consolidation of rural schools, iomprovement of the district schools, emphasis on the kind of education needed by an agricultural population, the building of teacherages (houses for the teachers), and other measures dictated by the best thought of the twentieth century on rural edu cation are being carried out rapidly. State aid to local schools was increas ed at the same tinle so given as to spur the local school officials to greater activity. Equally important with the legislation was the appoint ment of school administrators with vision and without attachments to the special interests. lion will not be ams e.lly mislead as were their forefathers of the days of the Farmers' Alliance. and there in no soll in the great state of Montana that should be more productive for the League than unster county. It has been con trolled fronm the early days by the cattle barons who have organiled themselven into a political ma chine and established two camps afor round up purposes. one called the Republincan and the other the Democrat, and these in their turn have been subsidized by the Amnalramanted Copper Co.. which concern las always controlled the politics of the state. Of course the Custer county outfit was only a suburb of the real big camp on the sixth floor of the Hennenssy building at Butte, where the! plans are made and the orders Issued. The Custer county branchl have always thought themsnelves above the law and do yet and aet ac cordingly. They hate and despine the farmer and have nicknamed him Hon. Yoker. yet these name fanrmers, year after year. elet one of the ring to represent them in the state and wonder after each session of the leglslatqlre why there were not some law, made to protect the farmer. Yours 'ery Truly. A. J. 8 IITH. ARMY GETS MANY OUT OF ONE MONTANA HOME Way up in the northeastern corner of the state, in Sheridan county, near Navajo, lives .a man who belongs to a family, many members of which have done their bit for the govern ment in the time of war. L. R. Long acre, who runs the Fairweather ranch with two brothers served in the Span ish-American war, from the start to the finish and were in the service in the Philippine islands during that little mixup. One of the brothers, at the age of 42 years, is back in the present war and there are three other brothers of the Navajo man fighting for the government and the allies at the present time. In all six sons of Joe Longacre, who was a Pennsylvania farmer have given a service of 30 years to the U. S. army since 1898. The man who gave the information to the Leader about the service of the Longacre family remarked during the course of the conversation: "Of course these are very! common Americans and hail from a farm in Pennsylvania and so are in ilhe class, the farmers class, which Big Business is trying to brand as unpatriotic, but they are in the class that do the hard knocks and get the swift kicks, or have been getting them in the past, but now, thru the work of the Non partisan league they are coming into their own and will in the course of a short time be getting a square deal. Don't Forget to Register! Overheard on the elevator in a St. - Paul office building-"I have tried to get the Dispatch to print it for a week, but the editor won't do it." Second business man-"He's afraid he'll hurt Louie Hill's feeliilgs." A monti l lhiihsway conitsiit lon was estailiisl dl roald cOtnstr.l:tiiq. ll stand artldizd ant federal aih Secured. The rnilnn ,.f North I):kot: lita iite was pIushed ilt rail roa Itcoptellt d to fur nish site,:tks and ears to all mnines alike. ;ilrtiomad discrilninlation against gralin elevators was rnadr tnlawful. The la;iw io forellosur of iand eon tlracts ints iadle fairer ti the mort gagor. AI ilh herittclle tax law was encrted.l .\ ,weighitlg and grrtding law e-as put thlrough whieh wil save the Ipeolple hundIreds of tl!husant.s of dol lars antlrlally. Womenl were given the suffrage for atll but state ofi lers and the waly Ir a. constitution: q amend Inent gtville comlllete su fftrag was prepared. No othIe state goverlnlteln t has ever done half' so much in two years for the contnn people. In acddition to the splelldid rtecord noted a.tive, smany had lw\\s l \s re repiealed anli the peo ple iprr)tetIl( froml further \viious leg islati(o whiciih uindoubtely would have beie impo.sed had not the farm ersl made Itheir great orgalti.ed effort toward d~orr"ioracy. Great a. that ef fort was it has been replaid many timler ill material benefits and in the satisfar tion which the commnon opeople have had for the first time in a gen eratioll in talking their pIropler part in state government, a.i'rdin to the principles of American denmaeracy.