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..The Libby Herald..
PU)I11ISH1IEI) EVERI'" THURSDAY BY THE HERALD PUBLISHING COMPANY G. E. SITAWLAVf - - 1usinesslrgr. Enltererd as eir~condll-cln;s mlattter August 17, 1 11, at the postafnll e at l,ibby, Mon. Ita, untlder thle Act Of AlMnch 3, 1879. TIII'RSI)AV, )EC. 21, r19r. The Attack on Popular Government. Today l here is heil,, considered in lhe sipr-lime courtl of the United Stat!s the lleat i:;ti of the (Onstittl tiouality' of lhe initiialit e and tef ereiidnln. The contention of some is that the initial iv-e andil refelrelndm is not : form of rellcpuhl n cgoxvern'lllltet. Every truist-t in'aglate, corporation attorney and p)lilical rascal slops oxer 11and is now n i'\ ing lainst lpopular go-eriint.t. A Against what are the f,,re-s of speci ill priviileget so exereisedl -s a maltter of llis;tlri , the aman who fra:nt-dl Ile l'oni:tiltutionit de clared in favor of a "repnullican foriti of governllIellt l' through t he fear that soni mighti rt-place it with tlihe aionarclhial fi,ril of gov erlnmeiit. Our courts have sail that IIhe: di;tinguiishing ft-ature iof a repulli can form of goveliiment is the "right of the people to make their (lown laws :mud choose their owni oflic'ials." \'hat in tie world else does; tlhe initiatlive andI referendaum and the recall mean In no re spcct does the ll ivtniemitill for direct legislation savor of Imonllrehi:al iorni of gov'ern ment. Today the I)eclaration of Inde pndelnce is nIIo more popular with the privileged classes than in 1787. The aiistiocrats hlave always de sired to take power away fomn the mallll ainil pl:e' it in ll: handst of o the few. The ' W'ar of the Revolu tion was fiiigehlt to preserve persin- t al liberty. Every A leri an should shoull read the language of the Dteclaration of Independence with t reference to oaur government : "Thlat to secure these rights, gov et in-ents are instilnttet alllOllng mlell , dertiring their iust Ipowers from the } collsenlt of the gov\erlned ; that, when l ever any formlll f g lsernlinllt t .ecolles destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter r to aholislt it, ald to is'litti tti i niw-- gov'ernirient, la.int.s its i~filll iitiolls oti such pj lin i-i ples, ;o ul oi,;Ila inigt, its powers in lteh Ilorll, is to thle l shall selll mnost hlke- o 1\ to affect their -iafety ant, happiness. i tilenceindeed - \\ill ditate that gv ernlllllnts litng -Is tthi,hetI sho tlil Inot het changed for liplht and transient ';iltst-, HIlId, :accoldlngly,alll expetlie ce hath shown that iankiind are more C di pouset to srlllt-r, xhiile e\its are suf ferahle, thin to light themlt;t-ves by ahtolishing the forms i. whti, Ii they ate a'usttoile-d. Iit, whuen a lot g train of aIhtl',l s :111 Int ;ltl':llin)llo ;, ) 'pursl iag in \utrtably tint :;ant' he t, eo 'il t if de- 11 si..u to reduce them tltlder a!bsolute w despotism, it is their right, it is their duly, to throw oil such gove'tnIent, a uld to provide litiew guls forl their Let no one dieery the right of the k lteople to have tile right ti govcern tlheitims.es. T'he principle, of free gt, ern:eiltlll still live nnd Ithe peo ple are sullplelle. lh,nhl! 1 pay !o morei than ltle citi rn laxpaylcr. A sihluare deal lot all anl s.lcial privileges to none s. ,uld 1e the molto. Are ourt non t ceideitl ulldlord, paying their just l prortiont of taxcs? The qats 1io1l is WOlh co;nideralion. A Very Uncertain Quantity. The attitude olf Tlheo. R oosevelt is causing alarm in rleputblicant plol itics. "'he colonel dec!:lare, inll alined pliote.l.;, filled w\ilh the l'st profuse. declaration, that he is nol a candidate for the Ipre-idet: tial nomillation. l'he.e C 11 di ubt that dIr. RFeosc; It is silncere, Ithal ha doli.e rot want pledgcd del ig-te..,. It eniems to thte Hlerahl that \.. RoosevelI and hi,, friendl arle at tem1ltling to ht in: albout a dc.a Iclk in w the natiitlil iepublic: l con V'"·ntioni. ' t" contention O")111 tlhen be eplt'ect'l Ito make a I.ooso. ell doe monstratlion like Ilunto the one led by Roscoe Conklin in Ibo to stampede the delegates to Roose velt. This sort of a plan would leave Roosevelt free to accept the nomination. Of one thing there can he no doubnt. Roosevelt's every utter ance seems to emphasize his hostil ity to President Taft. What Roosevelt will do is as uncertain as what he will do about anything until he does it. That he i; the mosit consummate politician the country has ever produced is no less certain than his insinceli iy in dealing with the trust question. Apparently, the only certainty in republican politics is another period of "Teddy will" and 'Ted dy won't." Roosevelt's article in the Outlook gave the "Teddy wills" a chance to clamor, while the North American statement gave the "Teddy wont's;" an op portunity to say "I told you so." So that the entire situation contin ues to alarm and irritate the rpublican politicians and press alike. Even the fact that Pinchot has conce out for LaFollette does not remove the atmosphere of gloom surrounding Pompadour Bob's can didacy any more than the abject sub serviency of the national com mittee to President Taft's will has failed to develop a bow of promise of republican success. The republican party faces the issue of Roosevelt and destruction, or T'aft and defeat. Now that the county is to secure tihe needed bridges and roads, the kpople might turn their attention to the question of tax reform. Is the System Right ? Is our educational system right? Are we teaching our children in the principles of education? Shall we teach our children the story of Pocahontas, or how to lay hare the origin and history of the trusts? Is it more profitable to teach the rule of three, or how long it would take to earn twenty-nine million dollars, the compensation of J. Pierpont Morgan for less than one year in the formation of the steel trust ? These are pertinent questions. We are today in our schools ignor ing the vital questions and teach ing history, every lesson of which is odorized with educational chlor oform. WVe teach our children unimplor tant matters and they enter the world without any conception of the needs and duties of citizenship. Can there he any wonder that men and women become the sport of the trickster, the prey of those who thrive upon confusion? American citizenship is being mollded in the public schools. The school teacher has mnore mastery over the future of the child thani anyone else. Let us take off the 'blinkers" and remember that knowledge is acquired, not impart ed to any. The teacher should V NOT EVERY gift gives pleasure to the recipient. 'He' or 'she' may say it does, but there are many considerations that have to be looked to in making a gift. Our experience in these matters will help you. Come in and let ns talk it over. Keller's Jewelry Store In Benedict's Pharmacy - Libby, Montana place the children in the way to acquire knowledge. 'reach the children that it is more important to have a knowl edge of the decisions of our courts than of the thirty years' war, of the questions of government than the orations of Cicero, of how to reduce the cost of living than the extravagance of the French court. We teach our childhen ancient his We have nothing but Grocery Stock to handle, therefore can assure you....... Good Service LIBBY GROCERY CO. COR. MINERAL. AND 4TH Important Notice. With a $6,ooo,ooo power plant at Koo tenai Falls, a $2,000,000ooo smelter at Lib by, a $.500oo,oo sawmill at Libby and with two more railroads to be be built into Libby, a Lot in Libby is a Good In vestment. The Libby Realty Co. is re. adjusting its list of prices on business and residence property and anyone wanting a lot should get one at once. Prices changed without further notice. Terms reosonable. ('all on or address LIBBY REALTY CO., First Natl. Bhldg. Libby, Montana There's a reason why people like to drop in at.................. BLEW'S bby Montana THE BEST OF TREATMENT, THE BEST OF GOODS. Wines, Liquors, Beer and Cigars. Only Good Goods Kept in Stock. W. W. BLEW, JR., Propr. "Solo" Hdqrs. : *44,4 ~ tory and never a word about how or under which system of govern m.nt they live. What we need is more real knowledge and less theoretical edu cation-more teachers and less pro fessors in our schools. The Amer ican child needs intelligent thought as to present questions, not train ing as to dead issues. Train the child right and the future is se clure. Are the Children fixed for the coming bad weather? With a good stout pair of shoes-Buster Brown made especially for children by a firm that makes a specialty of children':; shoes. A new, stylish and dur able shoe for everyday knockabout and Sunday wear. Remember, Buster Brown wears better than any other child's shoe on the market because it is made for children. Something that will please the children With every pair of Buster Brown's 'The Lincoln' offers FREE a waterproof school bag. And for HAT,F-P'RICEI--,5oc-a real $i.oo watch for the boy -guaranteed to keep good time for one year. Won't lie he tickled ? Give Buster Brown a tryout LINCOLN MERCANTILE COMPANY The First National Bank of Libby Opened for busines' Jan. ig, IgIo CAPITAL $25.000 - - RESOURCES $100,000 OFFICERS : C. ED LUKENS, Presicent F. M. PLUMMER, Vice-Pres. CHESTER A. ADAMS, Cashier DIRECTORS : JAS. STONECHEST E, W. DOE F. M. PLUMMER C, ED I, UKENS CHESTER A. ADAMS _ _----- --2 BEST BEER Our beer is made from the Famous Montana ,Barley and Bohemian Hops, imported from Europe......... 2 Kalispell Making & Brewing Company S KALISPELL, - - MONTANA. Kootenai Deal in all kinds of Real Estate and Real Estate Land Improvements. Loc a t e L d. Parties on choice Fruit and Dairy lands. Investment Make a specialty of Koo. tenai Valley lands, but Company will buy and sell in all parts of the county OFFICES IN LIBBY AND TROY At Hotel Richards, Libby - At F. B. Callow's, Troy F. M.Plummer Dealer in Dry Goods, Clothing, Shoes Groceries and Hardware Sells the Henderson < Corsets... PRICES: $1.25t$6 Wtr.o $3.50