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Prs ( IMN P" . Wk X2.'1' WP'NOPLL P=3 TR PUOPLE ~SbbB wIgY~ iOYrw. Irlmt~iall I g46wet#,ase S... Ctwl October 18 1912. at the Post oF at. 1'1PftywOta. na3name.. Untie r the Act of March 3. 1t79. (HARLES E& TAYLOR. Etditor and Mana~er. tt. t~t t :n rat& on Communicatin shoutld ;" P, ; ca t i o Sub- be addressed to The pasou 'ea im· 'rutliurcSa News, Box k\±vW&te . Ltl)s rS . 'ltentywood, Mon nma.ii.n 'kal tan Fer,. ' Advc *t-l.is( Rt HrrsrwtatLLV ;'HE .\MERIC:AS FIRE .:s. S)CIATION fraudulent ants it r. spon-: . tilrlms are not know~ingly t t; ai: . : nt we :v"1ii take fiti; a rsi vu4 any trader wilt :ll ise w- ;, tpli beuuid ,he5 haue " rea-aon to doubt or question the re Sany arnt ae paºLt n.. -urut advertising columns. I"RIDAY, (C'.OtOER 1, 1920 The cuing contest in Montana is not merely a party issue. N- intethigeant ia m canZI long mistake the issue. Joseph M. Dixon, Iled. iby every big coroporate interest in the state. backed. by mon who for years have plundered the state and held Montana up toa the s.tu.e of the world, backed by every merchant profiteer, is :sekn the votes of the people on the groumd that he alone can s-_eep-away "'the over-shadowing North Dakota menace." In his s~ea at Heiena, he sreamed while his hands trembled and his eyesua to Lest, from their soekets "' -i call it wdk yPemkwil3, te riae with it :aky-ram theIiis-the i rntogimi-el o rWeismarry gov eibzm int fomeden it is- elp the himegruten 4 a M faltglgr thakEm-·isa and'Ietb have ees . mn nateh Jeai. ML DMnon has been telling the Non p.prt eefamawa-tlhk he steddshe to shoulder with them in thee- tight against gure and reaneely. Many months ago he wwow-.arenralke.U.ohaflktlhey to hisparebkha to his-prebred., he told tbpa red~ effLae-o Lnie ands Trletely, ashe new calls them, that he asie~ themewin syn~gakba with their great movement. Wbhe tthewl IIa4 r was-crim alami that the Nonpartisan farmeas--slahei nu& b a!all~wu to deseerate the city with their p.em~ raadkDinI Whitaker halk thrown open to them his ranch oe-the lilstad Mr. Dexon waseamneasing the infamous Missoulian and odieria to threw open the ample grounds, of his palatial heme to- ther nom "dialed~ a men who will as soon as they gain purer seio, the rein- of the government by force, murder the rieha and, psperous anun estabish ia. iet Russia in the land of (eorg \Wa s ionheaghsaukTrO s n and Abraham Lincoln. \%i. Ma Diaesh (ny that he sought by all the artful means o, : pelotiks to se.u the suppea of the Nonpartisan league? Wit he dO e thatl- hr m t-te M r. . Afred Bl Mn. manager of the Leagru i1~M fete the p peae of persuading Budden that healmP winsl-lta~ a was-ahb to leed the farmers' organization to vistas! arstahuuI t thae tbeau thinw, the Anaconda Copper hoasne the farmers- kle his reeoad and could not be in dcwtuc to test him beomren they wanted to select their own rna, the Neapartion~ fausra. M.jeed Mr. Dixon in spite of all hieelMwa--app.eals-fe ceLsid eran Will the Missoulian deny th - W Mii Le- hr.es der. that he sought the aid of Bill Dunn and thig nrlar ihsie naf ldb semalst-l cepaneimes of the Bolshe via"d RI *?aP '" M IK WVd leer has- at least been honest and consistent. He har-had-tlacWsl.- to takm a standk the courage to fight in the ope. ligpdak o day, the cumage to champion the interests of the tfaaWrssad-vaiw rsi - aid, to tear the mask from the exploiters of the peoplea The defeat of Dixon is-net a party issue. It is a question of the publalihe we&l, Jep sin t .i w new stands uncovered in all hi-.de.fGom. t the blniag light of public opinion. He now sta~ds-fea-eesthie'r that- the law-abiding; God-fearing, hard workiwgl people of Mlnatana have struggled long to overcome we reme the iwnisible government of money. B. K. Wheeler >taadsagainstcthis invisible government. He is fighting to put intoe pluse a. geernmeat of the people, for the people and by the peroa. tae-aanl..is-not to- deme.rats-only, but to republicans, to ;ueislistsa. to the me(n of every creed amt of every party who lise thi. country, to join Wheeler in the high task he has set to ehiser '"Mt elesteiak geserr at Mlatalm t wiU met pet the aC,. ý rao tms H wilrt tl war that. t o petics" Ne.-.k destruative but a constructive statesman. Mr. Wheeler apaeso~asppert to all geed citizens.-BILLINGS STAR. 6W` ACML ThIPIliilill AiOsATINK The ottieiak bulletin of the 1Meeana Development Association i --its~-iJu jutat. beolre the recent primary made the statement that the NM5btanaState Federation of Labor had withdrawn from the As rieu Fedmaration of Labor. We are reproducing below the aa er-o Steve Iel y, the militant and efficient leader of the state feneat As-long. asthe laboring men of Montana can keep. suie as, naaa a aEliy at the head of their organization they neal n~wfear sueh unjust attacks. T. All Org~aiaed Labor: The Primary Election is over. The ticket chosen by the Noa'trtsan Farn aqd' Labor Leagues'was in ,lemed by the citinensol the state with overwhelming omai The members of the State Federation of Lalw have reason to be proud of the course they have mmau itr the support of the Non-Partisan League can dl .e.-. Thae solidarity of labor was demonstrated at the p i-naatnever before in the history of the state. Pitiian-are panic-stricken. The Merchants, or , ur.dim-uader the direction of the Copper Interests in thrt iamt a leoeunpme Aseesiation. have become des •pa a"d in their odteiai atletin of September 4th. be sidg- hr liesa are telling, their readers that the Mon taStat~ Fderatiro of Labor is an outlaw, radical la bmat- etmetant whimk lhasb-withdrawn from the Ameri catdrlmsP ofa La(aw. This is a lie. and the editor of teatu knew hIe wasr teiling a lie. bnet he deliberately ira.mladr -to Iring. etunfmon in our ranks and preju 'ibtii citiesat.aegainsit the Farmer-Labor alliance and try~ta'dal S the caduidate. of the Non-Partisan-Farm T-~natabia. n temives in the pseitiom or robbers ma~plamine theire hmixamdeibn ~mestric~ed upon the plastg.tlat.ueardn tlier dti:.i .r- to prev\tt I he c-ork enualfgr fvamr' m }mnima 'uttmi o' ,he State gov e blm - slhai d mAealioutu :e; about them under tigagig ".-ti. nil" r-amLaiMum teo the lie of the Meatana Devel g.......a..m 'tye[b r fuft dsty by difigetly and manriaemeir-r ya" i .. , Y..e -Iit atb. Presidet %- L--__ -~L~ 7 seemeasesll 3ROKW AT IELENA baseding to newspapers not in sympathy with the Nonpar tisana, Senator Dixon played a conspicuous part in the side-split ting political comedy staged at Helena on Saturday. In fact, Dixon was the whole show. If the republicans could stage in every county of Montana that rip-roaring farce at a dollar a seat, they would not have to call upon the holders of the $15,000,000 campaign fund for assist ance. The chief actor in the comedy literally "biled over" with eloquence and righteous indignation. "That party," meaning the Montana Sovims, "led by such men as ex-Governor Norris, Senator Walsh. Colonel Nolan, the old Roman, and the Nonpartisan followers of Lenine-that party." thundered Dixon, "will not poll one-tenth of one per cent of the vote in November." At this point, according to the newspapers, the speaker's manuscript was trembling so violently that the pages beat a tat too against each other. He fumbled through the leaves, stopped, turned to the secretary's table and said: "I want to get this just 1 as it is written." fumbled again and finally said: "I have left part of my manuscript in my room." and excused himself. In a little while he i'eturned. the auditnce waiting patietntly meanwhile, and 'began to speak again. His difficulties were not over. The pages were still unsatisfactory and he exclaimed: "I would like to throw this i nthe waste basket and give it to you hot off the bat." He persisted in reading, however. Evidently the speaker saw ghosts. He must have felt that the very air was surcharged with evil spirits, spirits reaching out intangible arms from the murky darkness. Plainly the speaker had been assured that all of his old enemies were extending the right hand of fellowship. Who lied? Some of them were there, it is true, but they could not be in duced to take part in the convention. Attorney General Ford was there to welcome his old friends, and to greet them. Elected permanent chairman of the conven tion, he hastened away at the earliest opportunity to get out of hearing of the men who had charged him with accepting five thousand dollars from the Anaconda Copper company. Senator John Edwards was there to greet his old friends but he, too, could not be induced to sit unde the soul-stirring elo quence of a man whom he had so often branded as a false friend and as a conscionceless tool of Big Business., Doc Lanstrum was here, and he also, on many former occa sions, had denounced the senator in terms more unspeakable than ha dever fallen from the lips of John Edwards Or Ed. Dolan. But was Lanstrum in earnest, had he really buried the past and for gotten all? Grace Catlin, charming and gracious as ever, was there, but was she, in her heart of hearts, eager to see Dixon win? John Brown, orator and Missourian, was there, but was John Brown there as a friends of Joseph Dixon? O. H. P. Shelley, national committeeman, was there, ready to go over to the enemy's camp. But who would not hold such men under suspicion? It was a motley crew o malcontents and clear-eyed onlookers watching the laughter-provoking comedy. All were agreed on one thing, to give the senator the whole field! There were men of brains in that assembly. men who know how to write the English language, but all were willing to turn over everything to J. M. D. and the big interests and to watch developments. No platform had been prepared; nobody. at Helena took the trouble to prepare one. The Platform Committee sent for scissors and clipped a bulky portion from the sophomoric, flamboyant speech that caused John Brown of Missouri to send up three yells so disguested that few people could tell whether he was boosting the comedy or cheering the orator of the dayi, ..; We know John Brown of Missouri and we know that his soul was satisfied-for one sweet day, at least. Thus passed, as Mr. Dixon declared, a gathering that will go down into history. It ought to go down into history, and will, unless the generations to come lose their sense of humor.-Bill ings Star. STEALING A PARTY One hears much nowadays concerning the manner in which men selected by farmers and workers, nominated by their, fellow men, interested in the same principles of fairness anid justice, have taken over a party that did not belong td"them. At this juncture it seems fair to ask to whom does this par ty belong? For whose existence and for whose benefit was the party established and what great movement. gave it birth? In order that the principle once' espoused by this old orga nization could be made operative was it not necessary for this same party to draw from other organizations? Can it be possible that the Democratic party has become the property of the big business and kindred interests who seem so incensed that this year it has become a people's party, fighting for principles, rather than the election of men? Since when has the minority ever been given the right to dictate to the majority concerning their choice of representatives and their desire for changes in the manner and form of govern ment? Could there have been anything fairer than the positio.r of the Farmer-Labor candidates when they placed under their names on the ballot an inscription by which they were most .".r tainly identified? A fearless declaration of their objects and their purpose. Those in the Democratic ranks who voted for these men must have been moved by their spirit of fairness and their principls, otherwise these candidates would not have gone over the top with such splendid majorities. What is the necessary ingredient of a Democrat-in order to belong to the Old Line organizations must a candidate not h1 e been passed on. stamped and approved by a very and decidedly SELECT group of the towns who have nothing in common with the farmer and the worker before he will be ALLOWED to run as a real honest-to-God Democrat? The men on the Farmer-Jtabor ticket represent the spirit and fighting pride of the farmer and worker-they are not made of the stuff that is barnded and hog-tied before being turned out in political pastures. Let us not forget that from the inception of this government. from the days that it sprung into being out of the hetrt of suf fering and oppression--from he days that it was rocked in ,the cradle of Liberty it has always been and will always be a majority government existing for the benefit of the greatest number. Have you noticed our contemporary, who is so busy saving, the state from us poor devils with a little backbone saying any-. thing against the woolen trust's great 1920 strike? Perhaps he is afraid someone would accuse him of playing second fiddle to us if he were to put a little truth in his columns. Mr. Fathead. a leading A. C. M. politician, rises to make the prrohecy that the "higher passenger and freight rates recently ,manted the railroads will reduce the high cost of living in 90( days.", One of the chief obstacles to rule by the people is the numer ous citizen who thinks he caen feather his own nest by becomin "rmspectable" and anit:,ting for the enemies of his own kind. That college professor who offered his service to both old, parties shows that a man can serve two masters---when they in; turn have one big hox. Girls, when some of those A. C. M. boses and candidates try to make dates with you "turn them down." Maud Muller lost out through her associations with rakes. Hank's hired man says: "When the pepul do git a little het up about the deviltry goin' on, the politishuns gab about the world bein' on fire just as if they hln't bin fryin' our fat for a long time." . . . . . .. .. - - - - " . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . .. . . . Real Hea in6 IS every room in your house comfortably warm no mata ter how cold the weather? Or are you still endurin the inconveniences and discomforts of stoves or other. ,inefficient, fuel wasting heating systems? Doyouknow thatthe Mueller htn.an-- amto bast e sr-a :Pileles Furnace will heat .ol .fort. Bb woodr, comfortably evey room in ° your home through one rei- ' Muo . hbl yba terandwillsaVeyou aN-third ;a ~ýyaJ ii o to ome-half on fel? Don't oleIio or warm sod oo air, l0 about this Pan; vakabs aod thoaougbiy praeoblsd' ois delantoahdlbia/lLutem. Ler It es larsmd to bat temlost No pa aman p d oon pe ro oevery room (a cOMI I0 TO m ur vODAY SZEIDLER HARDWARE THE FAIR STORE Plentywood, Montana Grocery Emporium THE FAIR STORE sells more groceries in Plentywood than all of the competitors combined. Like Grapenuts, "THERE'S A REASON." THE FAIR STORE has been built up from nothing, on the basis of "fair and reasonable profits." It has steadily refused to profiteer, while members of the Montana Development Association, its competitors, have raised the ante on every draw. Because of its honest, sound business principles, it has rendered immeasurable savings to the farmers and producers in Sheridan Coun ty. It's principle has been, "A SMALL PROFIT ON A QUICK TURN OVER." Its customers have not only saved many dollars on what they have bought from that store, but it has saved money from the pur chases made at other stores, because of the "REAL COMPETITION" offered at all times by the FAIR STORE. SPECIAL ON COFFEE THIS WEEK World's Best Coffee Reduced from 50c Per Pound to 10 LB. CREAM CAN FOR $4.50. THE FAIR STORE O. E. WHITMARSH, Prop. Where Your Dollar buys 100 Cents worth Not a Member of Montana Front and Rear Entrance Development Asodation Mr. Hans Hellum raa Oeeiet was a budnlss aliler at this Weo Thursday. JOB PRINTING If you need job printing. Let the Prbducers News do it.