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Official Publicaftion of the National Nonpartisan League in the State of Montana
THE MONTANA NONPARTISAN VOLUME I ' GREAT FALLS, MONTANA. SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 1919 NUMBER 9 Loyalty League's Fool Broads~ 9 Stir Farmers. To Ank w' Reply Ashmoor, Mont., Feb. 17, 1919 Mr. Will A. Campbell, See. Montana dis-Loyalty League, Hel ena, Mont. Sir: I am returning your letter and pamphlet. In this letter you refer to me as a prominent member of the Non partisan League. Very cheap flattery. You admit that the farmer has griev ances and should have equal advant ages with other lines of business, yet you by half truths and misrepresenta tions are trying to kill the only means by which we farmers may secure jus tice. You call us "Deceived" and "De luded," as if we were children and did not know our own minds. When' we wanted to tax excess war profits you called us "Disloyal." When we wanted the mining interests to pay an equal tax with the farmer you say we arc trying to confiscate property. You talk a lot about "Law and Order," yet when a farmer tries to hold a meeting you break it up with mobs. I am sending your rotten trash back. Keep it .I hope every other League member will do the same. Respectfully, G. W. WAGNER, A true blue American citizen. Harlowtown, Mont., 2-20-19 Montana Loyalty League, Helena, Mont. Sirs: Received your letter and leaf let of Feb. 7. Have been disregarding all mail com ing from you, but as yodi ask for an answer will write this time. I consider it an insult to be called a member of the Montana Loyalty League. I am not a member and never will be. You talk about arraying one, class against another. That is just what you are doing when you call me a member and keep on knocking me, and my fel low citizens, all through your leaflet. If any trouble is stirred up you are doing it. In your leaflet you make an attack on the Nonpartisan League by telling a mess of dirty, low down lies. Remember, I am a member of the Nonpartisan League and have been long before your league was ever known. I have heard Townley with my own ears. All your radical stuff will not turn me against my organization. All it does is let me know who you are. Instead of being blindfolded, the members of the Nonpartisan League whom I know, are the intelligent, prosperous, progressive and forward looking farmers who recognize im provement when they see it. Those far mers who are willing to listen to, and believe the insidious lies you are ped dling, are the backward kind, who, like the Chinese, believe "what was good enough for their ancestors is good enough for them. I have labored hard and produced food enough for many soldiers. Have you produced enough to feed your selves? You remind one of a dog who bites his master when he feeds him. I have faith that the present govern ment under the leadership of President Wilson will avert the social revolution which you and other questionable or ganizations of your kind are preaching. You call yourselves a Loyalty League. To whom are you loyal Yours for government of the people, by the people, and for the people. GEORGE POLLMAN. Belgrade, Mont., Feb. 17 1919. Mr. Will A. Campbell, Dear Sir: You letter of Feb. 12 re ceived tonight and was surprised to learn that I had been mentioned to you as a prominent member of the Nonpar tisan League. I have no desire to be prominent in an yorganization, but if I did desire prominence I know of no organization in the world that it would give me more pleasure to be prominent in than the National Nonpartisan League, an or ganization made up of good, honest, had-working, tillers of the soil. I heartily agree with you, that it is not necessary to overthrow our govern ment in order to obtain a fair deal and equal advantage in every line of busi ness for the farmer. One of the beautiful facts about the Nonpartisan League is that they do not advocate any reforms except those ob tained through the ballot, and I have no patience witjh any man or set of men who seek by misrepresentation and falsehoods to defeat the object of the ballot, the one great and sacred herit age of every American citizen. I was very much suprised at your statement that more than 50 per cent of the voters of the United States fa vor government ownership of large public utilities and that the only thing that kept them from it was a small or ganisation of patriotic business men numbering less than six hundred all told. Can it be possible that these. "less than six hundred" believe in the De mocracy our boys have been fighting for, when they by your own statement are all that keeps one hundred and ten million American people from obtain ing the just fruits of their ballot? Why man ! there were more than six hundred people connected with the au tocratic rulers of Germany, surely you must be mistaken in making such a Patriotically opposed to S.ehelasm, Bol~ilviktifta d "The Revolution in America" as advocated by radical and disturbing elements seeking to create class prejudice and "fan the flames of discontent.' MONTANA LOYALTY LEAGUE C. V. PECK, Danvers A Squawe Deal ftr all mea-encourage President meat of legitimate compeltition and SINEY LOGAN, Kallspell coatlianee Oft Oer term of GOr c'. .mment whlLh i the het oe Vice President er which the sun hae ever REV. J. P. McNAMEE, Helena chome Vice President JO8. SMITH, II, Deer Lodge Vice President SAML SANSBURN, Bloomfield Headquarters Vice President 12 south Maln Street J. A. GILLULY, Lewistown HELENA, MONTANA Vice President WILL A. CAMPBELL, Helena Executive Sec. and Treas. February 12, 1919. Mr. D. C. Dorman, Great Falls, Montana. My Dear Sir: Your name has been sent us as one of the prominent mem hers of he Nonpartisan League in your community. It has occurred to us that you might be interested in the enclosed article about the Onward March of So cialism which shows graphically that the real leaders of the Nonpartisan Lea gue are merely Socialist organizers in disguise. We think when you have read the enclosed that you will agree with us that it is not necessary to overthrow the present form of government in order to secure for the farmers a fair deal and equal advantages with every other line of business. Corrective legislation is needed, and it is coming as the farmers take more interest in politics, but this does not necessitate the turning over of our.state government to a group of Socialist adventurers, nor the establish ment of a Socialistic commonwealth in Montana. Think this over. Cordially yours, WILL A. CAMPBELL, i Secretary. THE LETTER THAT DID IT. rash statement. But really Mr. Camp bell I find you are mistaken in almost every statement you have made in re gard to the Nonpartisan League. Now Bro. Campbell while your let ter is interesting and has been read very carefully, you have not explained the things that we farmers want to know. For instance, I have before me a cir cular I received from you only last summer in which you say that Town ley's only object in organizing the Nonpartisan League, is the sixteen dol SOME RESULTS Ronan, Mont., 2-18-19 National Nonpartisan League, Great Falls, Mont. Dear Sir: I herewith enclose check for re-eirollment in the League. I received a letter and pamph let a couple of days ago, from W. A. Campbell, secretary for the Montana Loyalty (To Copper) League, and must say that the reading of same has awakened me to the fact, that I was neglect ing my duty, in delaying my re enrollment another day. Here's hoping that the same ef fect may be produced on every farmer that receives one of those pamphlets. Very truly yours, W. A. CROSS, Ronan, Mont. lars which he squanders as he sees fit, but in your letter today you say that his only object is to promote Socialism and overthrow the government. Don't you think it would be better to make one excuse last at least one year, as people are bound to become suspicious of you change your excuses too of ten. Another thing that I would like to know is, why, after paying $41 a ton for shorts that our government said could be produced for $27 a ton, I was forced to sell around one hundred hogs (which I have finished hauling today) for 13 1-2 cents per pound, when the government had said that I shall have 17 1-2 cents per pound. Why was I compelled to take a loss of near six hun dred dollars and why is the working man paying 70 cents per pound for his bacon when I only get 13 1-2 cents per pound live pork? Do any of those six hundred have anything to do with that? If you want to be fair, why don't you cite us to the great strikes and mob violence in North Dakota, where the League is in power or to some of the laws they are passing there, such as: The Bank of North Dakota. The home building association or some of those other laws that are overthrow ing our government. Why don't you point to Governor Frazier as a shining example of the awful pnenace you speak of. Yours respectfully, A. E. CRAMER. Mr. Will A. Campbell, Montana Loyalty League, Helena, Montana. Sir: In reply to your dirty letter of 2-13-1919. So you think that I might be interested in the enclosed article about the onward march of Socialism, I want to tell you once and for all, that I am not one bit interested in the dirty so-called Montana Loyalty League, which is nothing more than a curtain to hide the dirty lying gang, the cop per crowd and their dirty lieing news papers. One thing I will give you and the Montana Loyalty League credit for, and that is your dirty lying tricks that you are always trying to pull over the public. The farmers and laborers are onto you and your so-called Montana Loyalty League. North Dakota has the best state gov ernment today of any state in the Union, and .I defy you to show me oth erwisg. The Nonpartisan League is not Socialism, as you would like for us to believe. The dirty deal handed to Professor Levine, dean of economics at the state university by the dirty cop per crowd is enough to make the peo ple sit up and take notice, it shows very plainly who has control of the state government at Helena. And your idea that public owner ship means higher living, Bank all Bunk. You cannot slip that Lie over a Nonpartisan League member. And you also believe ,that corrective legisla tiop is needed, how nice of you. Ye, no doubt of it, it will be coming in a pretty large bunch in 1920, ha, ha, ha. Get that. So we should worry about your.dir ty lies, for you cannot fool us any long er, and after spring work is finished, then I am going to arrange for several Nonpartisan League meetings in this community, and do all in my power to get all the new members that I can, You and your dirty lying copper crowd have not got power enough to turn me against the Nonpartisan Lea gue, so keep your dirty lying letters and papers to yourself, and save the stamps. No 1 am not interested in your dir ty Lies. Think this over. ARTHUR M. ANDERSON. McCabe, Mont., Feb. 20, 1919. Montana Loyalty League. Gentlemen: I was not aware that I was a. member of your so-called Loy alty League, having never enrolled as such. Of course I understand thor oughly the aims of your organization which is taking advantage of the spirit of the times to make a desperate last stand in behalf of those forces of greed and power which have held our glorious republic and especially our own beautiful state in thralldom so long. The example and experience of our sister state, North Dakota which stands so squarely in the forefront of every movement for greater patriotism and stronger national ties should prove to all fair-minded people the fallacy of your puerile arguments. I am a member of the Nonpartisan League, an Organization composed of farmers who realize that only through the intelligent co-operation of all plain American citizens can our splendid na tion be redeemed from the corruption which has insnared it that the princi ples for which our truly great have la bored be notg defeated and that "this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom and a-government by the people, for the people and of the people, shall not perish from the earth." C. A. JACKSON. Fife, Mont., Feb. 18, 1919 Mr. Will A. Campbell, Helena, Mont. Dear Sir: Your letter of the 7th instant received, also the leaflet. I have carefully read the matter over and think you go too far when you compare members of the Nonpartisan League with Bolshevism and radicals. I want to call you attention to 5, 6, 7 and 8 in your leaflet and inform you that you are not right, but fully wrong. No organizer of the League that I have heard of any the by-laws of the Organi zation are not explained that way. I am a member of the Nonpartisan League and as you know the state of Montana has a large membership and grows larger every day. I don't think Montana farmers have done anything unfair to the government through the war. We have done our part and don't think we ask too much if we ask rep resentation among our law makers. You call me a member of your or ganization and if you count your mem bers the same way as you do mine, you probably have not got very many. I have never become a member so don't figure me for your support. We have a good government and we will try to make it good. Government for the people and by the people and not for a small percent of them. I would advise you to be more friendly to us farmers instead of comparing us with Bolshe viki. Yours truly, CARL HOLGREN.