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Terms of si# bscriirtioti i PAYABLE IN ADVANCE. One year.. Six months All letters and communications containing mat ter intended for publication in this paper should be addressed to " The Hiver Press," and the name of the writer must be given to insure attention. Local advertisements will be inserted in these alumns at the rate of ten cents per line from transient and five cents per line from regular ad vertisers. WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 1904. Republican National Ticket. For President— THEODORE TH006EVELT, Of Mew York. For Vice-President— CHARLES W. FAIRBANKS. Ot Indiana. FOli GUIi:i JUSTICE. One of the important state offices to be filled at the election in November is that of chief justice of the supreme court. There has bnen very little dis cussion of probable candidates for this position of honor and trust, but the Libby News suggests a nominee who would undoubtedly command the support of republicans in all parts of northern Montana. It makes this fa vorable mention of Judge Henry C. Smith, of Helena, who was in the field as a candidate for the republican nomination for associate justice two years ago, but who withdrew prior to the meeting of the state convention: For its part the republican party has an abundance of material from which to select a candidate for this im portant position. This being so, it remains simply to make that selection which will be for the best interests of the party from a political point of view. Unfortunately, conditions are such in Montana that the rank and file of the party demand that a candi date be uamad who has not only no possible connection^with either of the two big mining corporations iu Silver Bow county, but a candidate who is so situated that it cannot possibly be said that he is in any way connected with those corporations. Such a candidate would be Judge Henry C. Smithjof Helena. Through all these years of bitter controversy between these two big concerns Judge Smith lias retained the confidence and respect of all. Although judge of one of the district courts in Lewis and Clarke county, with his residence at the capital of the state, where much of the political lighting between these corporations has been carried ou, Judge Smith has never in any way been aligned with either of the contending parties. From the viewpoint of fitness for the position Judge Smith has no superior in Montana. Among lawyers he is considered one of the ablest jurists in this state: and in addition to his knowledge of the law lie has the judi cial mind, that which few possess and without which the ablest lawyer may make but an indifferent judge. Among his neighbors and those who know him he stands ace high, and a good idea of this will be obtained from his political record while a resident of Lewis and Clarue county. From a geographical position, considering his availability from the viewpoint of political exigencies, he is iu the right place, and the strength he will bring to the ticket in his county is a factor which will weigh heavily for him when his candidacy is considered by the state convention at Billings. A man's standing with his home folkt- is generally regarded as the best evidence. Taking this view of the matter Judge Smith's record in Lewis and Clarke county gives him a splen did certificate of character. He has run for district judge there twice, be ing elected each time. In ISiHi he was the only republican elected. Again in li'OO he was one of the two republi cans elected iu that county, and in that campaign he ran over 900 votes ahead of the ticket. This is pretty good evidence as to his standing'with those who know him best. A dispatch from Steubenville, o., says J. 11. Timberlake, a democratic candidate for congress in the sixteenth district, has declined lhe nomination, stating that he is uuable to support Judge Parker, his party candidate for president. It is believed, however, that Montana democrats who are seekiug preferment will not decline a nomination if it is presented on a gold platter or any old thing. T he nomination of Senator Davis as the democratic candidate for vice president is explained in a recent dis patch, which says he is a very rich man. He is said to be worth as much as $20,000,000, and has promised to make a contribution to the democratic campaign fund to the extent of half a million dollars. According to Senator \V. A. Clark, the nomination of Judge Parker for president means that Montana will cast as many democratic electoral votes as Pennsylvania. In making this pre diction, Senator Clark knows what he is talking about. LEGISLATION FOR STOCKMEN The announcement that a meeting of Montana stockmen will be held in a few days, for the purpose of selecting a committee to have charge of legisla tion affecting live stock interests, re calls the action taken by the stockmen some time ago. Among the resolu tions passed at their conventions was one iu which Montana citizens en gaged in the live stock industry were urged to organize in political matters —to select or support candidates for the state legislature who are known to be friendly to live stock interests, and to demand the enactment of laws desired by stockmen and farmers. Reference to the proceedings of Montana legislative assemblies shows that the railroad corporations, the mining industry and other large inter ests have secured legislation by or ganized effort, and those engaged in the live stock business can accomplish similar results by adopting the same plan. The selection of a committee to have charge of legislative matters is one of the initial steps toward secur ing the enactment of laws desired by the livestock and agricultural inter ests of the state. In discussing the advantages of or ganized effort, the Stockman and Farmer says: Observing people have noticed recently that the politicians of the state are paying more attention to Lhe "rancher" than in former years. It isn't that they care a cent, more about the "hay-digger" than they did before, but there are more of them now, and the wise manipulator of party politics knows that if they should stand shoulder to shoulder for one campaign there would be a differ ence in the legislation found on the statute books of Montana. The lack of livestock legislation is due solely to the fact that, with all the attention to many details of the business, there has been no solid, organized effort toward legislation. What do the stockmen and farmers want? ( 1 ) They want just assessment laws, by which corporation property pays taxes on its market value, the same as is paid by livestock and farm lands. (2) They want the man who has bought railroad lauds for the purpose of making a home and cultivating it, to have the same valuation (for taxa tion ) placed upon it as was fixed upon it when the railway owned it. (3) They want an official body with power to compel the carrying lines of this stale to move the products at a fair aud just rate—a rate that will en able the Montana producers to reach the Montana markets iu competition with the producers of other states. (1) They want a law that will tax valuable franchises for public utilities, and. prevent any more of them being given away. (■'>) The> want il more liberal share of the tiix money for educating the people along improved methods of ag riculture, and its allied industries. They seriously need abler men and less politics at the head of the public school system of the state. ( t> ) They want better road laws, and more money raised anil expended ou the public highways. No class of men lose more time and money by bad roads than do the farmers. Stop nominating and electing legis lators that do not know where they stand on matters affecting your inter ests. The stump speech promises are political buncombe. Find out where these men stand before sending them to the legislature, and see that they are right. If they are not, see that they stay at home. hei oiu: am) after taking. Tiie Bozemau Chronicle, recognized as oue of the leading democratic news papers iu Montana, has taken its medicine. In its issue of Juneti, it made this reference to the democratic national convention: "Shall the democratic party face about aud solicit the support of the Belmonts, Hills, Clevelauds and J. Pierpout Morgans of the country as a favorite of Wall street and corpora tions and trusts, or shall it continue to antagonize these iutlueuces and appeal to the common people for support? We hope and believe that it will take the latter course." In its next issue, having learned that its party had surrendered to the Belmonts, llilis aud others, the Chron icle took its medicine iu these re marks: "The disposition of the rauk aud file of the democracy of Montana, ninety per cent of whom have in the past and do at present believe iu the principles of the Kansas City aud Chicago platforms aud follow the leadership of Win. J. Bryan, is to buckle ou their armor and support the national ticket aud platform with all their might." T he Ohio judge who decided that the husband is head of the household is evidently an unmarried man, aud at some future time m ;.y have occasion to change his ruliug upon the ques tion. It will be admitted by Mr. Bryan that the "crown of thorns" pressed upon his brow at the St. Louis con vention by the Hill-Belmont combiue, is the real thing. packers fear trouble. Large Force of Police on Guard to Pro tect Non-Union Workmen C hicago , July 18.— The second week of the great packing house strike opened this morning with all condi tions unfavorable to a peaceful settle ment of the differences between em ployers and employes, and added grimness and determination is openly expressed on both sides. The impor tation of non union help continued to day. One hundred and fifty men ar rived by an early train and were es corted by a heavy guard of police to Armour's plant. The strikers gath ered about the vicinity of the yards early, despite the terrific heat, but be yond a subdued greeting exhibited no outward sign of displeasure. The situation is such, however, that trouble is anticipated at any moment. The packers claim thus far to have 1,000 non-union men within the yards. The union men say two-thirds of the new arrivals will quit as soon as they learn of the strike conditions. One hundred anil twenty extra police went on duty this morning iu the yards dis trict, making a total of about <300 now pressed into service. S t. P aul , July 18. —The strikers today allowed all the women employed in Swift & Co.'s office to enter the yards, but barred the men. Pending the arrival of the sheriff the clerks were lined up on one side of the rail road track while a strong force of pickets on the other side prevented them from going into the works. S t . Louis, July 18. —The effect of the injunction issued by the St. Clare eouuty circuit court, Belleville, Ills,, restraining the striking butchers aud meat cutters from interfering with the operation of the East St. Louis pack ing houses, or the non-union men em ployed by them has served to intensi fy the situation. The strikers have taken it to mean that the packers have determined to operate their plants at once with large forces of non-union men, and the pickets have been in creased in the vicinity of the packing houses. The Hoodie Issue In .Missouri. J efferson C ity, M o ., July 18.— On the day before the democratic state convention convenes Circuit Attorney Joseph Folk, of St. Louis, seems prac tically assured of the nomination for governor. Even his most determined adversaries cannot at this time name a probable candidate to defeat him. The following is from the plank on the boodle issue, which the representa tives of Folk will ask the state demo cratic convention to incorporate iu the platform tomorrow: "The paramount issue before the people of Missouri is the eradication of bribery from public life iu this state. We declare unrelenting war against corruptiouists and here an nounce that there is no room in the democratic party of Missouri for a boodler or eorruptiouist of any sort. We repudiate their support, invite them to leave the state, and offer them shelter only iu the penitentiary if they remain. We have confidence in the honesty of tue people, and to them we appeal for success. We invite all honest people to join us in this cru sade against corruption, it is the vital principle involved in this cam paign and on this issue we stake the hope of the democratic party of Mis souri.' ' Intense Heat lit the East. CniCAUO, July IS.--This was the third day of the present heated term and while the mercury only reached 02, two degrees less than yesterday, the number of prostrations was greater. There were six deaths dur ing the day and 2i> prostrations. The hot weather is expected to last for a day or two longer. M ilwaukee , July IS.—The hot ather still continues in this section without a sigu of abatement. Foui prostrations were reported to the po lice in Milwaukee today. Thermome ters hover between 1)0 and itfi degrees. O maha , July IS.—Two deaths and mother serious prostration resulted today from the intense heat which car d the thermometer to 97 degrees at one time during the day. Kailroiid Will lltiild Canal. T oronto , Out., July 18. —The irri gation seheine which the Cauiuliau I ci tic has now under way is undoubted ly the largest undertaking of its kind on this continent. It embraces area extending from Calgary for 1">0 miles, and runs 00 miles north aud south. Through the center of this tract the main line of the Canadian Pacific runs. The greater part of three years has been devoted to re counoisance and preliminary surveys of the proposed canal scheine aud the laud to be served therefrom, aud the result shows that about one-half, or 1,500,000 acres of the block eau be ir rigated at an ultimate cost of between $4,000,000 aud $5,000,000. A main catial 20 miles long, with a bed width of i>0 feet, aud carrying water a depth of 10 feet, is under construc tion. Some 85 miles of distributing canals have al?o been located, and the completion of this section of the scheme at au estimated cost of $1,300, A HOUSEHOLD NECESSITY. as i a S ■EM W Here it is, the ROLLMAN CHERRY SEEDER, the same little article we advertised we would refund your money if it did not please, and not a single complaint so far. You can get one on the same conditions, and you should not over look it, as it works wonders. <y> <fp •■^5? >rW & Here is another unique, very useful and inexpensive article for the ranch. It is Wenzelmann's Universal Hoister. and by the use of it a small boy can lift a hay rack or wagon Lex easier than three or four men the "old way" besides it is so useful for many other things such as strctching wire, pulling posts, greasing wagons, scalding hogs, and so many more uses you can hardly believe it with out trying one yourself, they are not expensive, and you would not be without one for twice the cost after you have used it. 0. wrap: s® BENTON HARDWARE COMPANY 000 will irrigate an area of 300,0001 acres and render available a contigu ous area of about 400,000 acres for grazing and dairying. Clark's .Marble .Mansion. N ew Y ork , .Jul\ IS. — Work on Sen ator Clark's marble mansion at Sev enty-ti ft h street and Fifth avenue is beintr hurried forward iu response to an order from the senator, so that it may be soon ready for the reception of his young bride, formerly his ward. Anna La Chapelle. It is said Mrs. Clark is anxious to take up her resi dence in New York and only awaits the completion of the $1,000,000 man sion which Senator Clarke began on Fifth avenue some time ago. Kush For Reservation I.amis. O maha , .July IS—The Chicago & Northwestern ran two specials iu ad dition to its regular train to Bone steel ami Fairfax last night and to day, carry ii)L' over 2,000 men and worn-u .'- ■in propose to regis er for la mi in ill ? Bosebud re-ervatton re let! for home-t-ad entries .■I nment. The rush to the • utr.ry iucrea-es as the lime 'ion expires, aud it is esti aluint. til) Ooi) oet'sons have m :*r m m It is much easier for a woman to confide in the average man than in the average woman. She knows that the man will re spect her confidences and keep them to himself. He is strong, has more experience of the world and can help the woman who needs advice. There is every reason why women should not trust their delicate constitutions in the hands of unskilled persons. It requires a thorough medical education to appreciate and understand the womanly organism. When a woman has ills and pains that she cannot bear —when life seems dark for every woman, she should confide her troubles to a physician of standing in the community, or one who lias a national reputation. Cer tainly it would not be the part of wisdom to confide in an ignorant person without medical education simply because she was a woman. There is every reason why she should write to some great specialist, one who has made the diseases of women a specialty for a third of a century, like Dr. R. V. Pierce, founder of the Invalids' Hotel and Surgical Institute, of Buffalo, N. Y. All his correspondence is held sacredly con fidential, and he gives his advice free and without charge. So uniformly successful has Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription proven in all forms of Female Weakness, Prolapsus, or Falling of Womb, and Leucorrhea, that, after curing the worst cases of these distressing and debilitating ailments, Dr. Pierce now feels fully warranted in offering to pay $500 in cash for any case of these diseases which he cannot cure. Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets should be used with "Favorite Prescription' when ever a laxative is required. 11 i'rintu All the New».' If any reader of the River Press considers it worthy of recommendation to friends, the favor will be very high ly a:>;treciated by its publishers. ESTABLISHED 1894. 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