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To the voters of MusselsheU county: ▲t the solicitation of a groat number of citizens of Musselshell county— democrats, republicans and progres sives alike—citizens who are familiar with the work of my office to some ex tent, and who realize that 1 have done my work for the interest of the com munity at large, 1 have decided to al low my name to go before the people of the county as a candidate for asses sor to succeed myself, independent of all parties, and to stand on my merits, as the citizens' candidate. 1 I have performed the duties of my ! office to the best of my ability, and my office is open to inspection of the peo ple. 1 have been in the office for two years and have succeded in getting the work down to a system which here after will hasten the work as well as minimize the expense, to ail of which the people of the county are rightfully entitled. 1 feel that the record 1 have made entitles me to consideration as a candidate for a second term, and I assure the people of Musselshell coun ty that I shall earnestly try to warrant any vote cast in my interest. Respectfully, K. E. PARK. To the Voters of Musselshell County: I hereby announce my candidacy for the office of County Treasurer of Mus selshell county, as an independent Democratic candidate. I do this because I firmly believe that THE PEOPLE SHOULD RULE, and that the rule of the people -was thwarted by the way the late Demo cratic Convention waB manipulated, and that I was ,unfairly and fraudulent ly defeated for the nomination, and knowing as 1 do that a large percent age of the voters of this county, irre spective of their political belief, are willing and anxious to support my candidacy, and feeling that I am thoroughly qualified to perform the duties of the office, 1 have determined to abide by the advice of my friends and stand for the election, and if elect ed, I pledge myself to devote my en tire time to the duties of the office, and to perform the duties of the office in a manner entirely satisfactory to the taxpayers of the county. I respectfully solicit the support of all voters without regard to their poli tical affiliations. C. K. CLARKE, STATEMENT NO. 1. 1 state to the people of Montana, as well as to the people of my county, that during my term of office, I will always vote for that candidate for United States Senator in Congress who has received the highest number of the people's votes for that position, at the general election next preceding the election of a Senator in Congress without regard to my individual pre ference. ELDON J. CRULL, Republican Candidate for Repre sentative. ~ 8TATEM ENTNO.Ï. I state to the people of Montana, as well as to the people of my county, that during my term of office, I will always vote for that candidate for United States Senator In Congress who _s received the highest number of the people's votes for that position, at the general election next preceding the election of a Senator in Congress with out regard to my Individual preference. DANIEL W. SLAYTON, Republican Candidate for State Sen ator. TO THE TAXPAYER8 OF MUSSEL SHELL COUNTY. Upon my canvass thru the country tn behalf of Henry Bartz, whose nomi nation for County Commissioner was turned down most illegally and shame ully by a bunch of defeated politicians I find that the people have a warm heart for Mr. Bartz and justly so. believe I am safe in saying that he is ■ one of our best and most respectable citizens of Musselshell county. His! qualifications for that office are beyond Ä doubt. He is a public spirited man, : a hard worker and from his past records It goes to show that he puts forth every effort and energy for the 'best interests of the public he is serv I ing. I am surue. a great calamity befell the Republican party when Mr. ! »rÄÄ column for the office to which he was' duly nominated. i I desire to call to the attention of the Republicans that it is our duty to vote for Mr. Bartz, our regular nom inee. And to all voters who are affill-, ated with other political parties I| feel safe to assure you that you will never ergret It If you cast your vote for Mr. Bartz, for I know he will serve the County for its best interests, and jhe surely haS the ability to do so. He la honest and honorable, all of which means dollars and cents to every tax payer of the County, of which I am one. Respectfully, I JOHN P. HOLING. I , JAMES R. GOSS _ ... a . j . , i s •^ssÄsasÄ*' ,h ' ! __ James H. Goss, prasldan. o< ,h. , J ' 1 ; l I 1 I II || I 1 I Thirteenth Judicial district, compris ^ÄssÄisjsBErass solicitation on his part. He believes that the judiciary should be eliminated from politics and there fore has hesitated to make a strenuous campaign, but he feels that he should do his best to be elected. This is the largest district in the state and it is a physical impossibility for him to see each individual voter, so his friends take this means of informing his ac quaintances in the four counties of his candidacy and soliciting their assist ance in forming the voters in general of his qualifications. Judge Goss has practiced law in Bil lings for years, having come here when this was part of Custer county and be fore the creation of any of the four countieg forming the district. He has been closely identified with the growth and development of this section of the state. He has served as county attor ney and also, in territorial days, as pro bate judge. He is now president the has capacity transacting „„„ and dtsnntch two nnnlifienttnns ' essential to a successful jurist. He is also a member of the board of trustees of the Polytechnic institute and has been an important factor in the devel opment of that institution. Judge Goss is president of the Yel lowwstone County Bar Association, which honor he has held since its or ganization—a testimonial on the part of his fellow lawyers as to his fitness for the judgeship. His friends court for him a careful i consideration of his qualifications at j the hands of the voters. Dr. H. L. Thurston, during absence from the city,"was'nominated by Progressive party as a candidate to i the Legislature by acclamation. He is the logical candidate irrespective j of party. It is commendable for the ; office to seek the man rather than the man to seek the office. | The Doctor is a successful dentist of i Roundup and has built himself a beaut- j iful home, and with the assistance of i hs wife and daughter has made hosts | of friendB. He has been in Roundup three years and one half and in the state twenty years, with the exception of the years 1907 and 1908, which time he spent east taking a post. He was cn I!session, immediately and quietly the ■ i) OC t 0 r took the first train for Helena, at j,| g own expense, to take advantage ghown Hayg during his (Hays) early polit j ca i career, and during his three : ^ays* gtay the Doctor secured Mr. j_[ a y s - word that he would pass upon the Musselshell twenty years ago. The Doctor is a member of the Board of Education, and the manner in which he has attended to his duties, goes to ! show that he is a safe and competent public servant. When our Musselshell county bill waB reported held up by Jack Hays, j chairman of the county committee, ' who had made the statement thatj there would be no new county that the bill favorably and get It oüt of the committee room not later than Monday I next. Mr. Hays was good to his word. ^ ' the other boys ! " "J 1 ® . , hard fight for the ? i'Hir ^ Compensation Law for .'he ^orklng i class and a modification of the Fence Law or a reasonable Herd Law, and in fact will champion any measure for the interest of the voter. He pledges the people choice for U. S. Senator, The Doctor is forty-seven years old and from the Pilgrim Stock of 1635 and of Revolutionary fame, He says: "I am too busy with my appointments ahead to get out and make a systematic canvas, therefore I am depending on my friends to elect me . as they are volunteering their sup port by the scores.' I ----------———-----— To the voters of Musselshell county: I I wish to state to the voters of Mus , selshell county that my name was i presented to the Bull Moose conven ! s- - r ■ county treasurer contrary to my ^isn ""j-»»*'L*"« nomination made at the said conven , tion. I further wish to state that 1 am a candidate for county treasurer on the independent ticket, my petition hav ing been filed before the Progressive convention. 1 have been a resident of | MusselsheU county for about thirty years and my record here Is an open ■ book. 1 was one of the first ones to take up the fight for county division i nearly four years ago, and was active in the campaign which finally resulted in the creation of MusselsheU county. I feel that I am entitled to the support of every voter of MusselsheU county re 1 gardless of politics. J. -W. NEWTON. BENEFITS LOCAL PEOPLE. 1 Roundup people have discovered that A SINGLE DOSE of simple buck thorn bark, glycerine, etc., aa com | pounded in Adler-t-ka, the German ' appendicitis remedy, removes gas oa the stomach and constipation AT ■ ONCE. Blair's Drug Store.—Adv. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Bulletin REGULATION OR OWNERSHIP? By Robert Hunter. Some time ago James ,1. Hill spoke before the bankers' convention of Ne braska. He said wise things worthy of houghtful consideration. "The American people are a good deal like a child," he declared, "that plant« a seed and then digs it up every morning to see if it is growing. Every session of every legislative body ap plies to some industry a brand new , , ... . n ,f: still others selection of regulations, some perhaps wholesome, many merely tuischevious de bea P Statute upon Statute. Without a mo » ien , t for r « s j or recuperation. nonll c 8 >' ou would have iound that we, Business suffers as a man would suffer who bought everv patent modi cine advertised in the market and tried them all at the same time on his own person." And you are right, James. We Socialists rarely have the op portunity to agree with you, but to all that you say here we do agree. You might have found it all in Karl Marx. Had you read Socialist eco too. believe in the orderly evolution of modern industry. Regulation is doomed to failure. It is, as you say, a patent medicine—it never reaches the seat of the disease, and in most cases it leaves the patient worse off than if he took no medicine at all. There are evils in our present sys tem—gross, frightful evils—hut with all that the capitalist industry of the present day is infinitely superior to anything the world has hitherto, known. j Let those who want to re-establish competition i n industry remember ! what existed in the middle of last cen tury when the condition of the work ers and some of the mass of people was the worst it had been in <500 years. Competition means anarchy and chaos. Great organizations of indus try mean the systematic exploitation of the means of life. And between the two the Socialist prefers the con dition of the present. In other words, the Socialists will not put a single thing in the way of lhe evolution of industry. Whe„ they the!®ome into power they will not try to break the trusts. Even before coining into power they, W *N begin in their work by forcing the j trusts to treat their employes more justly. The >' wil1 force measures to insure ^ le workers against unemployment, age, sickness and death, They will force the trusts to give good service to the community—good, clean, unadulterated products. In other words, they will use their utmost effort to improve the conditions of life without interfering in any way with the evolution of industry or with the necessity for the regular, constant county * Yours for the fifth, FRANK BRYCHTA. "Your vote will count double if you vote for a Socialist." "FELLoft WORKER AND THE FARMER" Before going to the polls on the 5th day of November "ask yourself." Shall we, the Fanner and the Labor ing man of MusselsheU he represented at the next state legislature by "Big Business, N. P. R. R. or Amalgamated Copper Company," or shall we be represented by honest, clean, conceivable men? If so vote for the Socialist Representative. New and Second Hand Goods Bought, Sold & Exchanged RANGES COOK STOVES HEATERS COOK STOVES TAKEN IN - P a PP a, mo .u. P a PPP — OLD HEATERS TAKEN IN EXCHANGE BARGAINS IN WALL PAPER EXCHANGE New & Second Hand Furniture — Everything Needed in a Home C. U, MORSE THE MAN WHO CAN SAVE YOU MONEY OUR PLATFORM Upon Which the Socialist Party of Musselshell County Firmly Stands We, the Socialist party of Mussel shell county, in convention assembled, reaffirm the principles of Internation , _ . .. . . ,, , al Socialism, and endorse the State and National platforms of the Social 'ist Party of America, and as measures directly beneficial to the working class and calculated to carry us forward . . r fP° r l of .the proceedings of each ses of the tounty commissioners in overy paper in the county Immediate a£t ® r ,, ,l Vi clo , se ° £ lh ® 8 ® 88i ° n * also to audit the treasurer's books and publish a report of same at least once each quarter. We promise that our county trea surer, if elected, will deposit the county funds in all the banks In tha county, said funds to be divided as nearly equal as practicable among the banks, to draw interest and be secured by surety bonds. We promise to reduce the asscsse< valuation on plowed land, thus en couraging rather than discouraging! the development of the county, and to as sees N. P. land equally with any other unimproved land. This will more than make up for the reduction on plowed land. ! We favor a heavy tax on railroad land, for the reason that largo In- ! dividual or corporation holdings of un improved land is detrimental to the ! j county, and a heavy tax will force : the largo landholders to either dispose ! of their land to actual users or to give .......................................... endum law, we promise to try to se j cure legislation through initiative en actment, beneficial to the working , it back to the public domain where It rightfully belongs. We believe that good roads are es - ' sentinl to the development of the county, and we promise to do our best to improve the present roads and to make new roads wherever needed throughout the county. We will, as far as practicable, establish roads on section lines, and we are in favor of giving the road work to the farmers and homesteaders, rather than to con-. tractors. We advocate the abolition ; of the profit system in all public work, Whereas. the people of the state of, Montana, having secured for them ! selves an effective initiative and refer class which cannot be secured through the legislature. We also pledge our selves to use our influence to secure an amendment to the state constitu tion whereby mining properties may be assessed and taxed on the same basis as all other real property. At present the mining companies pay only about one-tenth of the taxes they "Mi ■+MH "HWf OUR TICKET For State Senator........ For Representative....... For Commissioners....... For Clerk of Court........ For Clerk and Recorder... For Treasurer............ For Assessor............. For* Sheriff.............. For Surveyor.... !........ For Coroner.............. For Public Administra tor. .............L. HUGHES, Roundup ......FRANK BRYCHTA, Roundup f I'lllLLII' DRAZICH, Roundup J C. L. LAKE, Dolphin I A. J. KENDALL. Lavina ..........a. .A. O. ENGLET, Lavina GILBERT GOTTFREY, Roundup ...........JENS JENSEN, Roundup .CHARLES PBNNICOTT, Roundup ................JOHN DUNN, Elso .............JAMES CAREY, Klein ............... GUS OLIN. Roundup ................W. J. KRE.ICI, Elso employment of both labor and capital. The fight against the trusts today is made by two classes. Small capitalists, who are fighting the trusts because they themselves are greedy to obtain for themselves the power of the trusts. They are Demo-, crate. I The other class are the politicians who want regulation, because it gives them the power to levy blackmail on the trusts. They are Democrats, Re publicans and Bull Moosers. * They know that regulation interferes with business and that the trust mag nate who can bribe bln 'f free from tin taws of regulation will immensely rafting politician hedges legitimate industry all about with petty little restrictions so that capitalists must come to him to buy freedom. I l ,r(, *i' 'hereby, A'id so the cheap should pay. Also whereby the min era i reservations on N. P. land may taxei, ' t We consider these reserva Hons real property and they should taxed as such We promise to use our influence to secure legislation making all officers! elective thus doing away with „the ap pointive office ' plum tree," which is ------ ---- ----^ ...... .... ........ ......n committee of the Socialist party, and if any officer should allow- himself to be corrupted, or in any- way fail to faithfully serve his party, he can. and will, be promptly put out of office, We pledge ourselves to do all In our power to secure woman suffrage. We further promise to use our In fluence and all just moans in our,, power to influence the voters of Mus- ' solshell county to support the pro- 1 posed laws by initiative enactment submitted for referendum at the coin ing election, and to fight to the last ditch the deadly Donahue militia bill, known as House Bill .No. 220, which will also be submitted for referen dum on the 5th of November. We os pecially urge all voters to vote against this infamous bill. Wo promise an economical administration of county ! affairs, no ''rake off" In any office, and to use deputies only when neces ! sary for efficient work, and In no case more than is by law provided for ! counties of this class, : We present and recommend the So eialist ticket to the voters of Mussel , shell county as the only ticket in the field which is not controlled by capl talists. We are neither "copper col ' hired" nor "greased with Standard oil." Our party is essentially a work ing class party, nnd we are the only party that DOES represent the work ing class. The term working class Is here meant to include farmers and all who perform useful service in so eiety, the vast army of producers In all walks of life. It is to you, farmers, miners, me ; chanics. clerks, laborers, etc., that wo present the Socialist ticket, and ap peal for votes. You have never been ! represented in the government of your county and state, you have been con tinually duped and hoodwinked by the Democratic and Republican parties who do not and never can represent the working claBs, because they are irrevocably bound over to and con trolled by capitalism. You workers are by far the largest number at the polls; if you will stand together you can elect your ticket from top to bot tom. Comrades, wake tip! Vote your selves into power; vote the Socialist ticket But the workers, and most people generally, have no interest in regula tion no good «ornes to them through regulation, They want good service; they want unadulterated products; they want fair wages, short hours of work, insurance I against, disease, accident, unemploy ment, death, And these are the men who are fast coming into the Socialist party, and, as fast as they come Into the Socialist party they learn two things; First, that there are. as you say, laws which govern the growth of in dustry. Secondly, that, the natural growth of industry will make it necessary one day for the people to own, control and democratically administer industry. They want to see the laws of indus try work themselves out. They want I to see one industry after another grow bear fruit they will take possession oTthe" tree and find their patience rewarded For into monoply, so that little by little, as this process works itself out, they can lake over the big trusts for the uation to own. Regulations are like iron bands put about a growing tree—they destroy the tree. The Socialists do not intend to de stroy the tree. They intend to assist the tree to develop, to grow big and strong and powerful, to flower and And, when that day comes, the tree will ! ,re 8 "'<'»® 8 that thrill us in their of the sons af obscure parents. There !', 001 , , , " oy , ls 1,0 , to aspire to ** xo otlicos nnd the liiKli*.*sit hon ors ; ,, Wilson, the dem heart interest. Stories are these of hard work, of self denial, of sacrifice of comfort or pleasure, all with the common object of gaining an educa tion and tin* means to accomplish ment. It has been one of the things to make an American proud of his country and his people, that here the ocra tic candidate for the presi dency, w o u 1 d deny the poor boy bis opportunity (o become an educated man; Dr. Wilson begrudges their chance to the Abraham Lincolns, the Andrew Jacksons, the Ulysses Grants of bis day. This is what. Dr. Wilson said to a fellow-member of the Princeton faculty, a statement that bo has not been able to contradict: "I am opposed to the higher educa tion of the common people; somebody must do the dirty work of the world; why shouldn't the children of tho working classes be brought up to do the work their parents are now do ing?" Vote the old party ticket and you will go thru another four years begging for a job and not knowing how you will get along. Vole for Socialism and you will own your job and be enabled to keep the surplus that the master lias been getting, which made hint rich. If all you union men who nre Intend ing to vote for Woodrow Wilson will read his speech, made to a graduating class at Princeton, on the 13th day of June, 1909, in which he severely con demns organized labor, and among other things, calls you unprofitable servants, you will change your mind and vote for Debs. The emancipation of the working class must be accomplished by the working class itself; and the struggle for this emancipation does not mean a struggle for class privileges and monopolies, but for equal rights and duties and for the abolition of chum rule.—Karl Marx There can he no great Intellectual development so long as the toilers are worried over how to buy food and clothing and the masters of the bread are scheming to reinvest their profits There can be no high spiritual develop ment. until the bread and butter ques tion is settled as it can and should and must be. The good things his profits from your labor will buy liirn insures that the master will not free you. You must free yourself. PHILLIP DRAZICH Socialist Candidate for County Com sioner, Six-Year Term.