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VOL. 2. NO. 21 LIBBY, LINCOLN COUNTY, MONTANA, THURSDAY, OCT. 31, 1912 $2.00 PER YEAR um m .N L... 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Personal abuse and detraction are entirely lacking in his arguments. Witness this statement made by him in a recent address: GREAT CROWD GREETS GOVERNOR The Libby opera hous2 was filled with people last night when the closing rally of the democratic cam paign was held. By universal ver diet it was pronounced the best and biggest meeting of the campaign. Early in the evening the Libby brass band played two short pieces of music on the street and then went to the hall where they enliv ened the proceedings with several selections including the old favor ite. "Dixie." J. M. Kennedy. democratic state committeeman for Lincoln county, was chairman and made a few pleasant references to the distinguished guests of the evening. Most of the democratic candi dates on the county ticket occupied seats cn the platform. The first speaker was tHon.\V.W. McDowell democratic candidate f r licuten:rt go,.etnor. Although h: sp )k. but briefly, Mr. McDow ell made a very favorable impres sion upon his hearers. Of com mandrig presence and pleasant, frank manner, Mr. Mc'owell im presses his audience with his sin cerity and fitness. Governor Edwin Norris, Mon tana's popular and brilliant chief executive was given an inspiring reception. The manner in which he was received in Libby must have gratified Governor Norris and impressed him with the conviction that he holds a warm place in the hearts of the people of Libby with out regard to their political opin ions. The governor's speech was a masterful discussion of the issues of the campaign. His trib ite to Woodrow Wilson and Sam V. Stewart ar:used the audience to the highest lpitch of enthusiasm. "What difference does Mr.Taft's record make to me? What differ ence does Mr. Roosevelt's career make to me? What difference do my own attainments make-in the face of the tremendous issues? I tell you I can't afford to think of Mr. Taft and Mr. Roosevelt-in thinking of,the fortetnes of the peo ple of the United States. "It was time that we should be reminded that not the personal vir tues or ambitions of the presiden tial candidates, but the fortunes ot the people of the United States are what a presidential election is about." Doring his discourse, Governor Norris arraigned the land policy of the federal government, claiming that uncounted thousands of good citizens were leaving the United States annually with millions of money to settle in the dominion of Canada because of the liberal land there and because the policy of the government at Washington for at least eight years past has been one of repression and embarrassment and persecution of the American homesteader. During this part of his address, Governor Norris paid and eloquent and deserving tribute to the good sense,liberal mindedness and efficiency of Door Skeels, su pervisor of the Kootenai national forest. lHe said, it was to be re gretted that all of the natianal for ests could not have a Door Skeels. These s-ntiments were roundly ap plauded by the audience. Governor Norris says he is abso lutely certain that Woodrow Wil son will be elected president and that Sam Stewart will be Mon tana's next governor. He says T. J. Walsh has already won his ffght for the senatorial toga. The governor and Mr. McDowell left Libby this morning on No. 4 to speak in Chester tonight, They left a good impression in this town and did much to stim ulate the local democrats to re newed efforts. You will know who will be the next president of the United States and who will be the next governor of Montana before you go to bed next Tuesday night if you drop into the Libby hotel and see the t legraph bulletins, The End of It All It has been a peculiar campaign. Throughout the whole country the professional politicians are all at sea. The old ma chines have gone to smash and the party bosses are bewildered. The public conscience has been aroused by the exposures of the methods of the Roosevelt and Taft e dministrations. The big Bull Moose has destroyed the party he could not rule. In doing so he has destroyed himself. He has been overwhelmed in the wreckage which he created. He is discredited out of his own mouth and is shrieking like a fanatic. President Taft, the most unfortunate, and one of the best and cleanest men that has appeared in this nation's public life in recent years, sits in lofty loneliness in his high place. He has been shamefully maligned and misrepresented by men of his own party and ben eficiaries of his good heart and kindly nature. He is doomed, to crushing, overwhelming defeat. It is not a safe bet that he will get the electoral vote of a state in the union. Woodrow Wilson is the man of the hour. High-minded, serene, brilliant, progressive, he has everywhere aroused enthusiasm and com m nded admiration and respect. Every straw vote, honestly taken, shows Wilson leads in the race for president. Nearly every big news paper in the country, whether friendly to Wilson or opposed to him, concedes his election. At this hour the indications are that the entire democratic state ticket will win in Montana. The republican party is hopelessly divided and it will be a miracle if a republican is elected. In some parts of the state the so-called progressive movement is very strong. while in other populous sections it is not even a factor in the fight. Throughout the state. on the other hand, the democrats are united and harmonious. There has been, at no time since the campaign opened, any serious de fection in the party's ranks. The d.mocrat state convention gave to the voters a good platform of principles and a clean, able and popu'a list of candidates. Walsh for senator and Stewart for governor are making a run-away race of it. They are big, brainy men, strong with the people and fear less and able in combat. Montana knows them both and trusts thLm implicitly. Four years ago a thousand hired blackguards went up and down this state abusing and maligning the Hon. Edwin L. Norris, the democratic candidate for governor. lie was said to be an attorney for the Amalgnmated Copper trust, an enemy of organized labor, a shabby country lawyer without character or experience. But the voters had faith in Ed Norris; they refused to believe the hired liars and smut mill artists. He was elected, and it v: hlie ready testimony today of every honest and intelligent man and woman in Montana that Norris has made a faultless record in the governor's office-that he is, far and away, the best governor the state has ever had, and it. has had some good ones and no bad ones. Stewart will be a worthy successor to Norris. He is a broad-guaged, fearless, and sensible man. He has a clean mind and a big heart. Montana needs his services. Hon. Sam V. Stewart of Virginia City The Next Gvernor of Montana There isn't a doubt that the peo- 1 ple of this state will go to the polls on election day and choose Sam V. Stewart to succeed Edwin L. Norris a in the governor's seat. Sure of a comfortable majority the day he : was nominated, Mr. Stewart has' been making rapid strides and sub- I stantial gains all over the state. c Without disparagement to his op ponents, it is fair to say that he is a head and shoulders above either of t them in mental stature as well .Is in physical conformation. Sam V. Stewart is the ideal type Dr or Montana f man for governor of a great and rowing state like Montana. His hysical presence is commanding *nd he looks the leader of men that e really is. Tall, straight, hand ome, of powerful physique, strong eatures, splendid voice, easy and raceful of poise, eloquent of speech, lear and lucid of thought and ex ression, he appeals to the people s few men in public life are able o do. The convention that nominated itewart made a wise selection, a5 ubsequent events have proved. He rf +,y1 :i:$? r v: rii~ii~~~i~i~il~~ S+i Thomas Riley Marshall~i made his foray for the nomination backed by a host of friends and ad mirers, and he won the place in as clean a fight as was ever made for a nomination at the hands of a political party in Montana. That he had opposition in the couvention only sharpened his courage for the fray, and made more acceptable the honor when it came to him. Governor Stewart is a lawyer by profession. He has practiced for the past fifteen years in old Vir ginia City, the capital of Madison county, and has acquired there a large clientele composed of the best citizens and most successful merch ants of the county. In his profes sion he is recognize.l a close, care ful student of the law, an accurate drawer of papers, and keen exam iner, and an eloquent plea'ler before a jury. His piofessional standard of ethics is high, as his ideals of public responsibility are deep and abiding. IHe has been of:en hon ored by the people of his own county with prefereiment p litic ally, and was, two years ago,chair man of the state democratic central committee. Montana has been fortunate dur ing the past four years in that Ed win L. Norris has served the state as its chief ex :cutive. EIvervbody will admit th t the administration of Governor Norris has been the best by far that the state has ever experienced. Under Governor Nor ris the state has prospered as nlever before, its population has multi plied, its fame has spread abroad; and its future has been enhanced. Feeling that he has given to the state all the services that he can afford, he now steps aside and is supporting Sam V. Stewart as his ideal of the man to take up the work where Governor Norris will drop it on January first. It is a matter for congratulation that so splmndid a man as Samuel V. Stew art is available to pick up the bur dens of the governor's office and carry forward the magnificent work so auspiciously begun and fostered by Governor Norris. A vote for Samuel V. Stewart is a vote for the best inteiests of the state, a vote for the continuance of the progressive administration now coming to a close, a vote for the best man aspiring to the position, and a vote for the further prosper ity of the great Treasure S.te, IT IS MOST IMPORTANT The Democratic Party Pleads for the Election of Herman Bockman The deepest interest is being dis played throughout the state in the contest in Lincoln county for rep resentative in the state legislature. Herman Bockman, the democratic candidate, has signed statement No. I and has placed himself fairly on the side of the people of Mon tana. He is making a splendid and winning fight for the office. The following telegram has been re ceived from Secretary of State Thos. M. Swindlehurst, chairman of the state central committee: J. M. Kennedy, Libby, Mont "With the election of Stewart and the entire state ticket practic ally assured, we must not fail to secure control of the state legisla ture. This is necessary in order that the democratic administration headed by Governor Stewart, may carry out the declarations of the state platform an.l put into effect those laws that are so essential to the growth of the state andl the prosperity and happiness of the people. Without the legislature, the democjratic state officers ca:iuot carry out, in full, th-: pledlgs mand at the Great Falls coivention. I trust that you will make every effort to bring about the election of the democratic legislative candi dates in your county and thug sus tain Governor Stewart inl the work of carrying out democratic pledges. T. M. SWISNDCEIURST, Chairman." TO THE VOTERS OF LINCOLN COUNTY I have received the nomination for county surveyor at the hands of the democratic party, and qualify for the office with a technical train ing and several years experience in surveying and civil engineering. If the voters of Lincoln county see fit to place me in office I will perform the duties of it honestly and honor ably and to the best of my ability. Respectfully submitted. BERTRAM P. THOMAS The ladies will he welcome to go to the Libby hotel election night tid hear th- result of the election.