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The Roundup Record
A. W. EISELEIN, Editor and Pub.
Entered a> second class matter
June 6, 1908, at the post office at
Bound up, Montana, under the Act. of
March 8, 1879.
Published every Friday at Houndup,
Per year, 82.00, strictly in advance;
98.60 if not so paid.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1912.
REPUBLICAN NATIONAL TICKET.
WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT.
JAMES SCHOOLCRAFT SHERMAN.
REPUBLICAN 8TATE TICKET.
For Presidential Electors—
THOMAS A. CUMMINS, Ft. Benton.
C. E. TRESCOTT, Boulder.
A. W. MILES, Livingston.
T. C. DAVIDSON, Deer Lodge.
For U. 8. Senator—
HENRY C. SMITH, Helena.
CHAS. N. PRAY, Fort Benton.
W. F. MEYER, Red Lodge.
For Associate Justice—
L. L. CALLAWAY, Virginia City.
HARRY L. WILSON, Billings.
For Lieutenant Governor-—
J. C. KENNEY, Wibaux.
W. K. ENRIGHT, Billings.
For Railway Commissioner—
LEO H. FAUST, Libby.
For State Auditor—
CHAS. M. McCOY, Butte.
For Attorney General—
W. J. PAUL, Deer Lodge.
For Secretary of State—
FRANK A. HAZELBAKER, Dillon.
For Supt. of Public Instruction—
LEWIS TERW1LLIGER, Livingston.
REPUBLICAN COUNTY TICKET.
For State Senator—
DANIEL W. SLAYTON, Lavina.
ELDON J. CRULL, Roundup.
For County Commissioners—
GEORGE BACHMAN, Musselshell.
OLAF JENSVOLD, Roundup.
HENRY BARTZ, Barber.
For Clerk of District Court—
W. G. JARRETT, Elso.
For Clerk and Recorder—
FRED E. RENSHAW, Lavina.
For County Attorney—
G. J. JEFFRIES, Roundup.
For County Treasurer—
ELMER B. CARTER, Musselshell.
C. C. HOPKINS, Roundup.
For County Assessor—
W. L. TILLMAN, Musselshell.
For County Surveyor—
E. J. PARKINSON, Melstone.
For Supt. of Schools—
MISS MAUDE GRIFFIN, Roundup
For County Coroner—
T. S. O'CONNOR, Roundup.
For Public Administrator—
WM. F. ORDING, Roundup.
In these United States of America
it is an unalterable rule that the ma
jority shall prevail. For this simple
reason, if no other, The Record claims
that the nomination by the Republican
County convention tor the office of
county attorney is free from any
shadow of fraud or theft as the oppo
sition would have the public believe.
Mr. Jeffries, the successful candidate
was not the writer's choice for the
position, but this does not deter us
from stating that his nomination was
as regularly and honestly made as any
other at that convention. One of the
rules of the convention was that no
one was to be declared the nominee
of the party for any office unless he
received a clear majority of all the
delegates present. According to this
rule it took 21 or more votes to secure
a nomination, there being 40 delegates,
the full apportionment of the county.
Neither Baker or Tyler ever received
21 votes, Jeffries receiving the neces
sary numbr of votes on the ninth bal
lot. True it is that a motion was made
and passed that the low man be drop
ped, but what is there to prevent a
man from voting for whomsoever he
pleases whether he be regularly nomi
nated or not? Baker showed his full
Strength in the eighth ballot when he
mustered 19 votes. Tyler reached his
zenith of strength in the fourth ballot
when he was given 18 votes. The
Tyler men apparently would not vote
for Baker, and the Baker men refused
to throw their strength to Tyler. Even
after Jeffries was dropped and the
chairman made a declaration to that
effect, three delegates refused to vote
for the other two men. Here was a
deadlock with no possible chance of
breaking it. When Tyler's name was
withdrawn by the delegate who nomi
nated him, there was as much of an
opportunity for the Tyler delegates to
flock to Baker as there was to Jef
fries. They went to Jeffries in pre
ference to Baker and his nomination
was the result. Any fairminded man
who will take the time to investigate
the matter will find that Jeffries is the
legal and regular nominee for county
attorney, and that any statement to
the contrary is false and defamatory
and circulated for the purpose of in
juring Mr. Jeffries' candidacy.
Aside from the fact that the at
tempt of the Democratic-Insurgent
combination in congress to place su
gar on the free list would have ruined,
had it been successful, one of Mon
tana's infant industries, the growing
of sugar beets and the manufacture of
sugar, there is another phase of the
matter, national in character, which
is well worth the consideration
of the intelligent voters.
On January 1, 1904, the United
States entered into a treaty with Cuba
by which each country was to extend
to the ofier a 20 per cent preferential
treatment, or tariff concession. This
treaty wts to extend ffve years or
Indefinitely thereafter, until one or the
other of the contracting parties should
give a year's notice of its abrogation.
Under the provisions of this treaty,
the United States has been importing,
98 per cent of the sugar produced in
Cuba. Under this treaty the export
business of the United StateB into
Cuba has grown to $60,000,000 a year.
If sugar were placed on the free
list, as the Democrats propose to put
it, Cuba would no longer have a pre
ferential market for its output in the
United States. In our markets it
would have to compete with the world
on an even basis. It is idle to sup
pose, under such conditions, that Cuba
will continue to grant to American
goods a 20 per cent tariff concession
when entering her markets.
Free sugar, therefore, would destroy
the treaty relationship between the
United States and Cuba, and retard,
if not totally wipe out, the growing
export business of this country into
Cuba. But the Democratic-Insurgent
combination proposed to violate not
only the spirit of the treaty by placing
sugar on the free list, but the obliga-
tion of the pact as well, for it made
no provision for the 12 months' notice
for the abrogation of the treaty.
IT'S TAFT OR WILSON.
The Vermont election last week em
phasizes the fact that a vote not given
to Taft is a vote for Wilson; it is a
vote for Wilson's declaration at Wil
liam's Grove, Pa., on Thursday, Aug.
29, that "farmers do not need protec
tion," and as follows, of course, that
Wilson and the Democracy will not
give them what they do not need. It
is a vote to bring back the low tariff,
the bankruptcy for employers and
misery for employees of 1894-97 under
the Democratic administration. It is
a vote for killing the American navy,
and letting England and Germany
kick us when they feel like it.
It's Taft or Wilson. The Vermont
election leaves no doubt of that.
And the overwhelming Republican
victory in Maine on Monday of this
week indicates that it will be Taft.
Two years ago the warcry of the
Democrats in this state was "The
Amalgamated." This year the Amal
gamated had the Democratic state
convention in a sack and as a result
no ticket ever put up savors more of
that corporation's handiwork than the
present Democratic ticket. This year
the Democrats will use the term
guardedly and then only in a whisper
instead of shouting it from the house
tops as they did two years ago. In
fact they are already making the as
sertion that the Amalgamated is noth
ing but a "scare crow."
If the Tribune's argument that Dan
Slayton should be defeated for the
senatorship for the reason that he
competes with the merchants of
Roundup in selling prunes and other
staples of life equally as essential, is
an example of the arguments to be
used by that sheet in this campaign
it might just as well cease publication.
No more childish argument was ever
put in print.
Indications clearly point to a peace
pact between Walsh—the "Simon
pure" and unterrified, and Joe As
bridge's archangel—and the Amalga
mated. Next thing we'll hear of Joe
trying to defend the big copper com
The Republicans of Montana now
have a Wilson of their own (and he
isn't Woodrow, either). We Will Win
With HARRY Wilson is no dream.
The Democrats had better throw their
slogan in the river now.
If the Democratic county conven
tion had been set for today—Friday,
the thirteenth—it might have served
as a balm for the army of defeated
The Maine election returns proved
a severe blow to those who had pre
saged Republican defeat upon the
A new bank is among the new en
terprises contemplated for Roundup.
J. W. Newton and others, so rumor
says, will erect a building on the cor
ner of First avenue and Second street
east, and a modern banking institu
tion will occupy same.
A Schroeder will in the near future
start the erection of a building on the
southeast corner of Second avenue
and Second street east. The building
is to be a one-story frame and will
be occupied by outside parties as a
Roundup, Mont., Sept. 13, 1912.
In accordance with party usage and
pursuant to the instructions of the
Socialist County Central Committee
of Musselshell county, a convention
of Socialist delegates is hereby called
to meet in the city of Roundup on
Monday, Sept. 16, 1912, at 7:30 p. m.,
at the court house, for the purpose
of nominating candidates for the var
ious offices in Musselshell county to
be voted on at the general election on
Tuesday, November 5, 1912, as follows:
One State Senator.
One State Representative.
Three County Commissioners.
One Clerk of the District Court.
One County Clerk.
One County Attorney.
One County Treasurer.
One County Sheriff.
One County Assessor.
One County Surveyor.
One County Superintendent of Pub
One County Coroner.
One Public Administrator.
Two Justices of the Peace in each
township in said county.
Two Constables in each township
in said county.
Also the election of a County Cen
tral Committee to serve for a term of
two years, and for the prosecution of
such other business as may properly
come before the said convention.
Each delegate must be a bonafide
resident of the district for which he
By order of the County Central Com
! FRANK BRYCHTA. Secretary.
JENS JENSEN, Chairman.
Mixed by Our Man on the Street
The Democrats seem to be content
to have the affairs of Musselshell coun
ty conducted from the Mavériek.
* • »
Joe Asbridge started out on his pres
ent campaign after the style of that
erstwhile Democrat, ex-Senator Clark.
• • • - —
That Fergus county Chinaman, Kong
Sing, who will have a vote this year, is
undoubtedly a strong Wilson and
Stewart advocate. He has read the
professor's "History of the American
• • •
With the splendid ticket put up be
fore the voters by the Republican
county convention there is no reason
why every good Republican cannot
conscieniously support every nominee
from top to bottom.
* • •
It is strange, but nevertheless true,
that the Third ward in this city looks
upon the Tribune editors who reside
in that ward with suspicion and dis
trust. Neither one seems to be able
to secure enough votes in a primary
to elect him as a delegate to a party
• • •
The Mexican rebellions are tame
compared to the primaries held by the
Democrats in this city last Saturday
night. It is safe to persume that every
Democrat with the possible exception
of Danils and Harry Lambert has got
the perpetual Democratic itch for of
fice with no possible chance of satis
• • •
There are a number of persons
whose names we might mention who
did not even have the opportunity to
slip in on a tie vote at the primaries
Saturday night. The Record editor
is of the opinion that it is a whole
lot nicer to be the winner on a losing
ticket than the loser on a winning
• • •
At the last session of the legisla
ture Joe Asbridge jeopardized the cre
ation of Musselshell county by refus
ing to vote for McDowell of Silver
Bow, claiming that he was an Amalga
mated man. At the present time this
self same McDowell is a candidate for
lieutenant governor on the Democrat
ic ticket, and the Inside Dope man has
just been thinking how Joe can now
get out and consistently boost for the
whole ticket. "Consistency thou art a
stumbling block in the path of the
• • •
Altho The Record brought out the
fact nearly a month ago that Hon.
Jos. L. Asbridge attempted to purchase
the editorial page of the Musselshell
Advocate for the present campaign
no one appeared to deny this charge
until the past week. And then, as is
common with him who has no sound
argument, the defense is based solely
on the word liar. The deal to sub
sidize the Musselshell Advocate fell
thru, but not until after it was uncov
ered by The Record. It is not a myth
by any means.
* * *
Wofford of the Tribune, who it is
understood has been harboring an am
bition to represent this county in the
lower house at Helena, evidently has
decided to allow his boom to die
a-borning. Being in with the "ring"
which instead of being at the throttle
as heretofore will be under the busi
ness end of the steam roller at the
Democratic county convention tomor
row, he has spared himself the humili
ation of going down to ignoble defeat
by gratiously choking the life out of
his candidacy in time to prevent hav
ing to acknowledge its ownership in
• • *
The fact that the Tribune calls The
Record a liar does not count for much.
Several weeks ago that term was ap
plied to us in connection with an arti
cle that appeared in The Record an
nent the county printing steal. Since
then it has been demonstrated to the
entire satisfaction of the "ring organ!'
that what The Record said was ab
solutely correct—every word of it—
and one of the Tribune editors was
forced to swallow some good, hard log
ic at the hands of one of the mem
bers of the board of county commis
sioners on this same proposition. The
county printing contract still reposes
in the vault at the court house at the
far end of the street minus the name
of one of the commissioners, who still
sticks to his belief that it was an out
and out steal and altogether too raw
for him to acknowledge as right and
just by affixing his signature.
* TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY *
NOTICE—I want to take in my home
confinement cases; also other cases.
Good care guaranteed. Mrs. Hef
ferd. First street east, below garage.
FOR SALE CHEAP—New six-room
house, with bath. Favorably located,
cost $2,500.00. Must be sold at once.
Price $1.600. Inquire at Montana
Land & Investment Co.
LOST—Ladies' gold watch with name
"Laura" engraved on it. and has a
pearl setting. Thought to have been
lost in business section of Roundup
last night. Finder please return to
The Record Office and receive re
STOLEN OR STRAYED — Three
horses described as follows: One
saddle horse, branded Diamond over
L connected on left shoulder, blotch
below; one bay gelding, branded up
right crescent lazy V on right
shoulder; one bay gelding, white
stripe on face, branded O under Z
on right jaw. Lost or stolen three
weeks ago from Living Springs near
Judith Gap. Will probably wander
back 'wards home in Rosebud
coun north side or Milwaukee
railro "nek. Liberal reward is
off ere inform or write, Thomas
Hc"an, billings. 25tf
|E have memorandum checks amount
ing to $400, which we will give away
until gone, as follows: With a cash sale of
one or more dollars, we will issue these
memorandum checks amounting to 25 per
cent of the sale; which checks will be re
deemed by us, if presented before Decem
ber 1, 1912, and applied on purchase price of
A Standard Sewing Machine
WE WILL ACCEPT THEM AS FOLLOWS :
On a $50 Machine, we will accept $20 in checks, bal. cash
On a $55 Machine, we will accept $22 in checks, bal. cash
On a $60 Machine, we will accept $24 in checks, bal. cash
WE HAVE THE AGENCY FOR THIS MACHINE, AND WANT TO GET THEM ESTABLISHED HERE.
THE STANDARD IS NOT A NEW MACHINE, BUT IT HAS FEATURES THAT ARE NEW, AND FUR
THER, IT HA8 FEATURES THAT NO OTHER MACHINES HAVE. COME AND SEE THEM, AND IF
YOU DO NOT NEED A MACHINE, POSSIBLY YOU CAN HELP A FRIEND GET ONE.
A. SHAW & CO.
AT THE OLD STAND OF ROUNDUP HARDWARE CO.
MONTANA LUMBER CO
If You Are Going to do any
this fall, it will pay you to come
and see us, as we carry the most
complete line of Building Material in
We Also Carry a Complete Line of
JOHN DEERE IMPLEMENTS
You Can Buy It Cheaper At The
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