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Interesting Story Published as Result of Special Investigation of
The Great Farmers Movement in the State in Which it
Started. Shows Kept Press Lies.
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The Montana Nonpartisan does not usually print long-winded stor
ies, but is printing an article takl,,: from The Farm Journal, pub
lished in Philadelphia, for the reason that that paper sent special
representatives to North Dakota last Summer FOR THE SOLE PUR
POSE OF GETTING AT THE Tl T1tri, first hand. This paper simp
ly wanted to place the TRUTH helfo: its readers, and as it is in no =
way connected with the Nonpartisan league, it is interesting to read
what these unbiased representatives found in North Dakota and what
they determined the aims of the league are. It is encouraging to -
members of the League, as well as to others who are not members, =
but who think the aims of the League are just, to read this whole- -
some, frank 4,tory, which completely refutes the Kept Press lies -
which are continually flooding the country, stories written by pro
fessional liars who have sold their birthright for a mess of pottage. =
Read this story carefully and get the views of honest, impartial out- -
siders relative to the work of the Nonpartisan League AND SHOW 2
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From the Farm Journal, Phila
The Nonpartisan League is the
North Dakota way of fighting for
"A Good Living and 10 per cent." Its
main object is to get rid of the
grafters who have taken the pro
ducer's hard-earned dollars from him.
There are no neutrals in the state;
every one is strictly for or violently
opposed to the League. The oppon
ents of the League have organized
themselves into the Independent Vot
ers' Association, commonly abbreviat
ed into the I. V. A. Leaguers call
them the Poison Ivies. My visit to
the state fell in the midst of the re
ferendum campaign in which the vot
ers were to decide whether certain
laws passed by the legislature last
winter were to remain on the statute
books. The campaign was a hot one.
The League people assured me they
would carry the state easily while
their opponents were just as/certain
that every one of the laws would be
voted down. I naturally watched the
newspapers after the election was
over. The first dispatches in our
eastern papers said the league had !
been defeated on all counts. The
next day it was stated that the ma
jority either way would be small, and
the result uld not be definitely
known for i days. Then we
heard not . till the North
The membership of the League is
said to be increasing rapidly in the
general region dominated by the
Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce.
This body controls the wheat market
out there, and is accused of disre
garding the rights of wheat grow
ers. Perhaps there is some relation
between these things.
The League Attitude on War.
North Dakota went "over the top"
fairly early in the Liberty loan cam
paigns. Last winter the state legis
lature passed laws providing state
funds for building homes and buying
farms by North Dakota citizens who
are able to make a small advance pay
ment, easily in the reach of a labor
ing man, who is at all thrifty. They
give long-time credit on the amor
tization plan on deferred payments, i
so that any citizen who has energy I
enough to stand up against a strong
wind can get a farm or a home in
the city, if he wants it. One does
not need to remain a tenant out there i
many years before being able to get
a farmi of his own. This is the Lea- I
gue method of solving the problem l
of tenancy. We do not hesitate to
approve it.
While certain other localities were I
organizing processions to welcome a
our returning heroes, these people I
were enacting laws granting every
North Dakota soldier or sailor in
the great war $25 a month for every
month under the colors, provided the
money is used in building a home,
buying a farm, or going to school.
A man who has served two years
thus gets $600, which is enough to
make a first payment on a house or
him for the balance, or to give him
two or three years at the state uni
versity or agricultural college.
Attitude Toward Public Ownership.
Many cities have found that the 1
only way to get satisfactory serv-.
ice at reasonable rates from certain i
public utilities, such as water, elec- a
The Montana Nonpartisan received a letter this week from
a staunch League member wishing to be assured that his let- i
ter would not be published if he sent in some very vital facts
about some crooked work that was going on. He said his
banker would close down on him, as well as the merchant
with whom he was doing business if his name appeared to a
- letter giving such information. We wish to assure all League
members, or anyone else, that letters containing such infor.
mation, or letters of any kind will ALWAYS BE HELD IN
· SIRES. We like to publish letters 'rom farmers and others,
but above all WE WANT THE INFORMATION. If you do
not want the letter published, we will not publish it, and will
not use your name in any way. Be sure and send us any im.
portant information you have. We will take the facts from
your letter and write the story and not connect you with it in
SNone will ever know where we got it unless you tell them, or
state that the letter may be published.
tric lights, gas, and street-railway
systems, is for the city to own and
operate themm Our national capital
owns its water-works, furnishes ex
cellent water at reasonable rates,
and makes a profit out of it. The
farmers of North Dakota have been
unable to get satisfactory service at
reasonable rates from certain busi
ness concerns that are public nec
cessities. The state has therefore
undertaken to manage these busi
nesses. I heard nothing of the state
owning the instruments of production.
I did, however, hear much about a
fair return for services efficiently
rendered. These farmers are trying
to eliminate unnecessary expenses
and' exorbitant profits between pro
ducer and consumer. Their methods
may or may not prove to be practic
able. They are undoubtedly experi
menting in a new field. Probably
they will make some mistakes. But
it is not possible to study what they
are doing, and their method of going
about it, without at least granting
their sincerity, and the fine spirit
of public service that actuates most of
the officials they have placed in
charge of their state government.
A Farmer Governor.
The farmers of North Dakota have
twice chosen for governor a man of
their own kind. This man is Lynn
J. Frazier. Our party had lunch
with Governor Frazier in his office.
Nearly all the state officials were
present, and there were several visi
tors, all farmers. He has these
luncheons in his office every Mon
da LThev qre his eabinea, mee*rg.
Th"';governor also presided at the
meeting we attended in Bismarck, a
regular old-time farmers' smeeting.
We thus had a chance to form an
opinion of him.
It is difficult to characterize this
man, for he is unusual. He is ab
solutely devoid of any air of as
sumed importance. I have met the
same type often amongst owners of
large plantations in the south-men
of quiet, natural dignity, perfectly
at ease at all times, inviting compan
ionship and accepting it cordially.
He is a real farmer with a farmers'
way of looking at things. I heard
him talk a good deal. In all he said
there was never a suggestion of hos
tility to any one. But when he men
tions any of the progressive move
ments for which the League stands it
is good to see the look of enthusiasm
in his eyes. He talks fluently on
these things.
Governor Frazier is a young man.
I think we shall hear more of him
if this movement continues to grow.
Like nearly all league leaders I met,
he impresses me as being conserv
atively but very determinedly pro
gressive. If I were trying to put
across a crooked deal against the
people of North Dakota, I should not
attempt to get Lynn Frazier's sup
port for it.
Mr. Townley.
Mr. A. C. Townley is the father
of the Nonpartisan League. His
farm was taken from him by a money
lender. He made a study of con
ditions in the state and concluded that
the only way for farmers to get a
square deal was to organize for polih
tical purposes. Ordinary cooperative
organizations he thought were not
able to accomplish the defeat of the
powerful groups preying on the peo
ple. He worked out the details of
the league and started out on foot to
recruit members for it. As memb
ership fees accumulated he got an
auto, and soon had several men out
l;'n:lizing locals. At first the men
!, r..hip fee was $6 a year. It isnow
S!G for two years. This fund is scct
in increasing the membership of the
i.ce'gue and in keeping the members
:uosted on what the League and its
nreiieiv are doing.
Our party met Mr. Townley for a
moment as he stopped in Bismarck
in the midst of a strenuous day's
work in connection with the referen
dum campaign, but we did not see
enough of him to justify any kind of
opinion of the man. The enemies
of the League recently succeeded in
bringing Mr. Townley to trial at
Jackson, Minn., on charges of sedi
tion. The Nonpartisan Leader, of St.
Paul, in speaking of this trial,
charges that Mr. Townley was de
nied the right to address the jury
and that he was not allowed to pro
duce witnesses to testify as to his
loyalty, altho he had many. Mr.
Townley's' friends think it probable
that the trial was staged at Jackson
with deliberate purpose to take ad
vantage of local public sentiment that
had been aroused against the League
by editorial attacks in local papers
as well as in St. Paul and Minneapolis
papers. They claim that the Non
partisan League lecturers had been
denied the right to speak in the
county, and state that nearly half
of the voters in the county favor the
League, yet that in spite of this not
a single friend of the League was
found amongst the venire of 144 sum
r"oned from which to select a jury.
They claim that the commissioners
that selected this venire were ene
mies of the League. If these charges
are true it would seem that there was
a miscarriage of justice at this trial.
The League Program.
The legislature of North Dakota
last winter passed 407 laws. Only a
few of them aim at objects hitherto
not attempted by state government.
Provision was made for an industrial
commission to have charge of busi
ness undertakings by the state, such
as a state bank that loans money to
farmers as well as to city men, state
owned elevators and flour mills,
state hail insurance, home building
and financing of tenants who., want
to buy farms. Other laws provide for
advertising the opportunities in the
state for immigrants, compensation
of workmen injured in accidents, child
labor regulation, tax laws and a one
man tax commission, a small board
of administration to replace the nu
merous boards of regents of educa
tional, penal and other institutions,
giving voters the right to select an
official paper in each county in
stead of leaving the selection to
county officials, compensation for
soldiers and sailors, and redistrict
ing the judical districts of the state
in order to relieve certain districts
of too much work and give others
enough to keep the courts busy.
The opponents of the League cir
culated petitions and secured a refer
endum election on seven of these
measures, selected almost at ran
dom, but including the one for an
industrial commission, without which
several other laws would be u eless.
,T.h. League ,pn ott in thp tion,
with majorities for the mos part
larger than were obtained for the
recent constitutional amendmens
adopted by the voters of the state.
Space is not available for present
ing in full the reforms contemplated
by the farmers of North Dakota.
Their program has been much mis
represented. They are undertaking
to conduct industries under state
management only where the grossest
profiteering has prevailed, and their
purpose is to stop this profiteering.
They are employing the best experts
they can find, and pay them good
salaries. Men in responsible posi
tions are adequately bonded. Wheth
er these farmers will secure their
"Good Living and 10 per cent" in
this manner we can not tell. We
shall watch them with interest. If
everything turns out as they fully
We Tan Hides
into nice soft and warm fur
coats and fur robes.
horse and cattle hides made up
into fur garments for your
own use direct from the Manu
Price list and shipping tags
sent free upon request. Ad
dress your letter to our nearest
Miller Tanning Company
Established 1894.
I have done business with this
firm for 20 years. They turn
out first class work and I have
always found them absolutely
reliable. Editor Montana Non
ID you get a crop last year-the year before? Do you know
the reason? Not enough rain? Well, that was one reason
but there are others. Those who read the Scientific Farmer
and followed instructions g.t a crop, not a big crop, but enough to
pay expenses. Why? They followed the Campbell system and con
served the moisture th t they did get.
You know that Canmphell is the father of dry farming. But
do you know the Scientific Farmer founded by him is the only farm
paper from which you can get any information on crop raising under
papor from which you can bet any information on crop raising under
dry land conditions. Did you know that? Well, it's a fact. If you
doubt it send for a sample copy and judge for yourself.
Another thing, and this is important, the Scientific Farmer is
the only farm publication in the northwest that has had the courage
to defend the principles of the Nonpartisan League.
Cut out the Kept farm papers fill out the following coupon
and help to sustain a genuine farmers paper.
SCIENTIFIC FARMER, Billings, Montana.
Enclosed find one dollar for which send me the Scientific
Farmer for one year, beginning with the........................number.
Keep up the fight and "We'll Stick."
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expect, We niav loule tot suiiiuiir Ig'"
islation in many other states, Unless e
business men generally who deal with s
farmers come to a realization of the
fact that farmers deserved a square
During the special session of the
North Dakota legislature, which
adjourned last week, the Non
partisan League members reduc
"End Your
Like I Did Mine" - Say
Pastor Reed; Wife Also
Rid of Neuritis
Suffered Tortures For Years-Ne
Telling Good News to Others.
'Don't Believe That Old Humbug
About 'Uric Acid' Being the Cause
of Rheumatism-It's Not Sol"
Emphatically asserting that thou
sands of unfortunate sufferers have
been led into taking wrong treat
ments under the old and false belief
that "Uric Acid" causes rheumatism.
Pastor H. W. Reed says:
"I had suffered agony for years
from rheumatism and associated dis
orders, and Mrs. Reed was tortured
with the demon neuritis almost be
yond endurance. We had read and
talked so much about 'Uric Acid' that
our minds seemed poisoned. But the
'Inner Mysteries of Rheumatism' made
it all clear to us and now we are both
free from the suffering and misery
we endured so many years. I believt
I was the hardest man in the world
to convert! For me to discard the old
'Uric Acid' theory, and what I know to
be absolutely false, for the new, scien
tific understanding of the cause and
cure of rheumatism, was like asking
me to change my religios beliefs'
But I did change, and it was a for
tunate day for me and mine when I
did so."
NOTE - The Inner Mysteries rcf
Rheumatism referred to above by Pas
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overlooked by doctors and scientists
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