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OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE NATIONAL NONPARTISAT N LEUACGUe IB TIE 2TATE OF MOrPTA4NA
VOLUME 3. , GREAT FALLS, MONTANA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1919. NUMBER 51. . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . -- . . . . . . .. . . . . . ,, IMONTANA HORSE THEIVES ROAR ABOUT NORTH OAK. TAXES BUT SILENT ABOUT MONTANA TAXES In poor tax ridden North Dlaktoa the farmers can pay ALL THEIR TAXES from the money they receive in payment for dockage for which Montana farmers DO NOT RECEIVE ONE CENT. That is the result of one of those horrible Nonpartisan 5 League laws. The North Dakota farmer who insured his crop under the - State Hail insurance law, saved enough money from his in- ! surance premium paid TO PAY ALL HIS TAXES. - As a result of the Bank of North Dakota, interest rates on loans to farmers have dropped from 8 per cent and 10 per cent E down to 6 per cent and 7 per cent AND THE SAVING ON IN STEREST PAID ALONE AMOUNTS TO MORE THAN ALL _ THE TAXES COLLECTED IN NORTH DAKOTA. _ ABOVE ARE MENTIONED THREE INSTANCES = WHERE, AS A RESULT OF NONPARTISAN LAWS, THE FARMERS OF THAT STATE HAVE SAVED THE ENTIRE I E AMOUNT OF THEIR TAXES THREE TIMES OVER. -I Will the Montana Loyalty League attempt to deny any one of the above facts? And will the Kept Press of Montana - print the facts when they know them. E Scoundrelly crooks hate the truth worse than the Devil hates - holy water. We dare any of the gang to either print the _ - truth or to deny the facts we have stated above. l M & GRANG L llMey i1111111111111111111nIl FARM & GRAZING LANDS Money in Banks FARM & GRAZING LANDS AND IMPROVZEMNTS A- Val. Lands Val. Imp'ts. 1917 $102.940.075 $238.000.000 1918 171.221.927 27.727.741 1919 191.569.389 41.851.043 Increase in 1918-19 107.560.357 Total $558.310.175 MINING B- Val. Lands Imp'ts. _1917 $760.178 1A-709.134 1918 693.714 1.718.943 1919 328.402 1.151.769 Total 6.362.140 Decrease in 1918-1,9 990.131 C-Val. City Lots Val.Iinp'ts. 1917 38.417.032 51.169.215 1918 38.985.619 54.542.364 1919 32.561.616 42.770.146 Total 258.445.992 Net Decrease in 1919 14.254.485. D- Val. Goods, Wares & Mdse. 1917 16.989.152 1918 20.034.006 1919 20.118.258 Total $57.141.416 Increase in 1918-19 3.139.106 E- Val. Solvent Credits and Editnor, Montana Nonpartisan. The Butte Whiner, IIelena Skindependent, Anaconda Slanderer and Great Bawls Tribune along with the Chief Fakir of the Political Shell Game. Bill Campbell head of the Disloyalty League, are spend ing "Sucker's Money" and losing sleep over the increase of farming taxes in North Dukota but not a dollar or an ounce of effort do they spend to show who is paying the taxes in Montana.....While the valuations of the Pawnbrokers, the Copper Barons and the Pro fiteers have been yearly decreasing in this state, the valuations of the farmer have been souring skyward. The above figures are taken from the records and are authentic. Barefaced Skuldeggary. While Mining properties have been enjoying huge incomes during the past three years the valuation of their property for k taxing purposes has decreased. While the State Bank Examiner stated not over 90 days ago thru the press that there was practi cally $190,000,000 of deposits in the banks of Montana, the pro perty of the Mining Interests, the Profiteers and other Big Busi L\ess, still the assessors of the state can only find $66,604,594 which under the democratic Classification law gotten up by a \ trinity of Tax Fools and put thru a Copper Legislature with the name of a poor Copper Simp named Rasmussen attached to it brings for taxation revenue only $4,638,821. i Dodge Even a Pittanee. Even the "measley" 7 per cent won't induce the "Montana Dis loyalty League," the Profiteers and Copper Snakes to disgorge or state what their illgotten gains amount to and on the classification of the "Pawnbrokers" we get $5,000,000 to tax less than last year. No wonder that children in 12 oounties of the state are suffer ing for the necessities of life. Where Do They Hide Wealth? From figures given out by the State Bank Examiner in 1918 the re sources of All banks in 'Montana were $199,026,566. Since then, how many have been added to the Pawnbroking list? or How many of them have gone broke? But they certainly are Organized when it comes to Tax Dodging. The dryland farmers of Montana because of lack of feed for the past three years have been selling off their stock at low prices to pay their obligations either to the Pawnbroker or Cattle Barons. (Both are in cahoots) and that is one reason for the decrease in the live stock valuation. Farmers Bear The Big Burden. But, on a good assumption tli-iFert e rint of boveo vaiuatuion is on the farms of Montana, we can still add to the farming valua tion for the three year period $96,000,000 making a total valuation that the farmers have paid taxes on of $654,310,175 and making his percentage so far above other properties in the above table that most of the petty Pawnbrokers posing as Bankers would end up in Warm Springs trying to figure them out. Outside of a few assessors in the state, the rank and file of them, know absolutely nothing regarding the principles of taxation and take their orders from the Helena Gang who construe the law for them and very rottenly at that and it is high time that the tax Money in Banks 1917 1.567.178 B. 1918 2.936.915 0 1919 4.662.321 1 Total $ 9.166.414 3 Increase in 1918-19 3.095.143 '5 F- Value Bank Stock 1917 $13.713.928 1918 13.816.845 s. 1919 8.677.768 I4 Total - $ 36:20i53>l L3 Net Decrease 1919 $ 5.036.160 i0 G- Live Stock I 1917 $ 65.e35.652 I 1918 75.'E. .6 S, 1919 562.5.b.O L5 Total $193.186.821 4 Net Decrease 1919 $ 13.184.999 16 HERE ARE THE INCREASES 5 Increase in valuation of A. to B. thru the 3 year dry period 8.77%. e. Increase in valuation of A. to C. thru the 3 year dry period 390%. Increase in valuation of A. to D. thru the 3 year dry period 910%. L6 Increase in valuation of A. to E. 36 thru the 3 year dry period 6.1%. Increase in valuation of A. to F. thru the 3 year dry period 1.54%. Miners Offered Great Falls 5000 Tons of Coal Free But Silk Sock Crowd Reject It See Page 4 Did you know that the United Mine Workers of Sand Coulee and Tracey offered the people of Great Falls and Vi cinity 5,000 tons of coal, all to be delivered, Dec. 16 FREE OF COST? And did you know that Dr. Longeway turned a deaf ear to the Committee of the Cascade County Trades and Labor As sembly because he wanted the Citizens Committee to distrib ute the coal and charge $8 per ton fo$ it, or he would not permit - its being distributed at all? Did you know that the Miners of Sand Coulee loaded three cars of coal and shipped here SaLurdsy last for free distribution - but instead of billing it to the Casco de Trades and Labor As - sembly Manager Sederholm of the A. C. M. mines at Sand Coulee billed it to the Citizens Comr.ittee so that IT COULD NOT BE DISTRIBUTED FREE? Read the signed satement of facts, which the Great Falls Tribune REFUSED TO PUBLISH, an page 4 of this paper. The Great Falls Tribune refused º publish a signed state ment EVEN THO THE UNION MEN PAID FOR IT, till after the Union men threatened to publish the statement on hand bills. Read the article on page 4 of therpaper and see how Dec. SLongeway and Fuel Administrator Martin REFUSED TO PER MIT THE MINEWORKERS TO SEND FREE COAL TO - GREAT FALLS AND VICINITY TO BE DISTRIBUTED TO _ THOSE NEEDING IT, RICH OR POOR, UNION OR NON- . UNION. - Then decide who is to blame for airy coal shortage in Great Falls and vicinity. E The Union men did all they could do, but rather than recog E nize Union efficiency, arrogant Czars kicked the coal miners in - _ the face because they wanted to donate coal. READ PAGE 4! .lulllIII!II!llulul ll III!l lu II!!! IIII ! I!!ul hi !iuu l !IIII IIIIIIII I EtREIRNDUM HnAS LNE UYlt IN ALL NEEDED COUNiIF R ONE... AND VICTORY IS NOW CERTAIN The referendum has carried! Every county in which a special drive was made, with the exception of one, had sent in the necessary number of signers, and some of them sent double and treble the num ber necessary. ..In the next issue of the Nonpartisan the details will be " given. Suffice now to say that the victory is a wonderful one. The petitions are still pouring in and it will require several days to tabu late them. The one county that is short will not be named as the Big " Biz outfit would at once start a campaign to prevent more signatures being secured. Therefore if you have not already sent in your peti tions, do so at once. r It is expected that by the end of the week 5000 more signers will 1 be sent in. Remember that you can continue sending in more signers as long [ as you wish, even tho the big drive is over. The late signatures will ! count in the totals just the same. f IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII11111111111111111111 IllIIIII lIllullill HENRY C. SMITH, COPPER CO. ATTORNEY STARTS AN ACTION TO DEFEAT THE REFERENDUM -I IllullIIIlll I nll IIIIIIInll lI IIIIl IIIIIIIIIIIIIIII IIIIIIII It will be of considerable interest to the people of Montana to 1 learn that Henry C. Smith, the attorney who has started an actionl in district court at Helena to prevent Secretary of State Stewart from accepting the referendum petitions to save the primary laws, IS THE PAID ATTORNEY FOR THE COPPER COMPANY. The case comes up December 20. This is the same Henry C. Smith who was formerly associate jus tice of the supreme court. While still a member of that body, the Copper Crowd trotted him out as a candidate for United States ,r Senator to defeat Walsh. Smith ran third in the race, both Walsh n and Dixon getting more votes than he did. He was severely criti r. cized at that time for not resigning from the supreme bench when he entered the senatorial race. As a reward for running for senator, the Copper Company hired him after his defeat. In fighting the referendum he is earning a Spart of the retainer he gets from that invisible branch of the state government. 'n Henry thinks that if the Copper barons decide that the people I shall not have any voice in making their own laws-that e.ils it. e However, the Montana Supreme Court may decide that 40,000 or to 50,000 people in this state should have as much to say in state g overnol m-. ment as the hired attorney of the Copper Crowd. IN 192( TEI IE Ie WILL HAVE A LOT MORE TO SAY TTHAN MR. SMITH AND 1ll I:s POLLUTED EMPLOYERS. a payers of this state begin to look around for men that as arse.,w.i would have some brains and who would not be at the heck and gall in of petty Political appointees who have less brains than Baalainm' Ass. at "Farmers of Montana stick for the "New Day" in Montana." in Just at present invite the Gangsters to publish a few tax tables regarding Montana, and not do so much worrying about North m, Daktoa. In North Daktoa the farmers can pay ALL their taxes ad from money they receive in pay for dockage on their grain, dock !or age that is stolen outright from the Montana farmers. ix A Nonpartisan Farmer. NONPARTISAN LEAGUE PROGRAM COSTS NORTH DAKOTANS 2 CENTS OF EVERY DOLLAR PAID IN TAXES In sheer desperation, the Montana Loyalty League, which, parad. ing under a false name is, in reality, the vilest political organization that ever disgraced Montana, has published full page advertise E ments regarding taxes in North Dakota, which they claim are Sruinously high-ALL ON ACCOUNT OF THE NONPARTISAN LEAGUE PROGRAM. Now any man with any intelligence, to say notlhing of honesty, should know that the Nonpartisan League has nothing whatever to do with township, county, village, city, ditch or local school taxes. The taxes for which the Nonpartisan League are responsible E in North Dakota are the taxes levied to put the League program into effect in that state, such as the State mill and elevator, the Bank of North Dakota, the Workmens compensation act, the grain grading act, etc. FOR ALL THESE PURPOSES it requires less than 2 per cent of the taxes levied. In other words, only 2 cents out. of every dollar levied for taxes in North Dakota can be spent in carrying out the League program. But do these page advertisements published in the Great Falls STribune, the Great Falls Leader, the Helena Independent, the Mon tana Record Herald and other contemptible sheets that are willing to prostitute their columns at any time for a priei tell the people the real facts? No indeed. They represent that ALL the money is spent and ALL the taxes levied by what they term the red handed socialists of North Dakota. Down at the bottom of the advertisement there is a line that reads-" write to Tax Commissioner George E. Wallace, Bismarck, North Dakota to confirm these figures." Well we did- and Tax Commissioner Wallace. of North Dakota published a lengthy article in which he PROVES THIS ,ADVERTISEMENT PUBLISHED UNDER THE NAME OF THE MONTANA LOYALTY LEAGUE TO BE A TISSUE OF LIES. Here is what tax commissioner Wallace says to prove the truth of the statements we make: "Statement showing the distribution of each dollar'paid in state taxes for the year 1919. taxes for the year 1919. State bond sinking fund 1.342 cents State Bond interest fund 5.706 " Soldiers Bonus fund 16.7sS Legislature I t State Judiciary 2.20 Education 30.92 " Other State Institutions 17.095 " Military Appropriations .845 " State emergency or contingency .422 " Public printing .344 " State Fairs .264 " Bounties 1.637 " State Industries 4.54 " Miscellaneous 1.664 " Total 100. cents Now look at the above figures carefully and note that the STATE INDUSTRIES, which means the League program laws, such as the State owned flour mill and elevators, the State BInk, etc., cost the people of North Dakota a little over 4 cents out of every dollar paid in state taxes! Earlier in this article we stated that less than 2 cents out of every dollar paid went to the state industries, or League program, that is less than 2 cents out of every dollar paid in ALL TAXES. Of strict ly STATE TAXES, for which figures are given above, 4.45 cents out of each dollar paid goes for the state Industries or League pro gram. Now will any fair-minded honest man claim, withl the facts straight in front of him, that TIIE NONPARTISANS IN NORTH DAKOTA HAVE RTTINED TlHE STATE WITH HIGH TAXES IN CARRY ING OUT TIIE LEAGUE PROGRAM? No, and the full page advertisement is an unprincipled attempt to deceive FROM START TO FINISH. It is a full page FALSE HOOD. i We are glad, however, that the unscrupulous whited seculchres have published this lie about North Dakota. From week to week we will point out the miserable falsehoods contained in it. 4 While we have sympathy for any decent person who has con tributed funds to the Loyalty League, which are being spent ' with gang newspapers in publishing lies at the rate of several thousand dollars per week, the money so spent will make more votes for the Nonpartisan League than it will for the copper crowd, because the average citizen HATES A LIAR-and especially hypocrites hiding behind a supposedly patriotic or ganization. F But when a bunch of filthy politicians get so low in the scale that it is necessary to form a fake organization with a patriotic name in al order to get their lying political propaganda published to fool the people-truly they are in a bad way. And we assert, without fear of contradiction, that not one of the filthy, thieving gang fighting decent government in Montana DARE SSIGN TIIEIR OWN NAMES TO THE FUTURE 14IES TO BE PUB LISIIED ABOUT NORTH DTAKOTA, because their rotteu reputa tions would convince the people that nothing suih men advocated e COULD BE RIGHT. t. That is why they have their filthy deceptionl publishcl ulner ,r the name of the Montana Loyalty League. 1-0 - GREAT CONVENTION OF NATIONAL NONPARTISAN LEAGUE AT ST. PAUL The Annual convention of the National Nonpartisan League at St. Paul convened December 9. There was a full attendance of dele gates from 13 states, and plans were laid for a vigorous campaign. Owing to late mails, the Montana Nonpartisan cannot publish the report of the meeting as only a portion of the report has been re ceived, but we will publish it in full in the next issue.