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Volume 8—No. 49
Eight Pages
Clearly States His Ideas of
a Model Government.
President-elect of the United States
In the early years of the 20t.h cen
tury we are again assuming the atti
tude which we assiimed in the begin
ning of the 19th century. The 19th
century, with all ijts associations 0 f
the setting up of a free government
in America, looked ! forward to an age
in which humanity, the rank and
file of man, should be served by the
institutions of government.
But we had set u{!> this happy exper
iment in a country so abundantly
furnished with wealth, so extraor
dinarily provided ! with opportunity
for all sorts and conditions of men,
that suddenly we gjot drunk with the
mere wine of prosperity, and for a lit
tle while forgot that our mission was
not to pile up great wealth but to
serve mankind witfi humanity and
Through this lon^ century, during
which it has seemedj from time to time
as if we were forgetting what Amer
ica was set up to d<j>, the world has
slowly come around to the point of
view which the meji who set up the
government of the United States had
in the beginning. ^Veare now aware
that we are not going to be served by
institutions ; that mofe finely conceived
the constitutions do not constitute
the body of liberty ; that the body
of liberty can be hali only in the use
of institutions to serve the permanent
needs of the rank and file.
So we are learning again that the
service of humanity is the business
of mankind, and that the business of
mankind must be set forward by the
governments which mankind sets up
in order that justice may be done and
mercy not. forgotten;
What is it that we wish to do now
in the year 1913? ^t must be plain
to all of us that the people of this
country wish two things. They wish
first to clear their government foi ac
tion by making it freei, and then, when
it is free they wish: to use it not to
serv^ any class or any party but to
serve civilization and the human race.
If the governme:
States has drifted
ideal of the fathers, the democratic
party is not responsible for that drift.
If economic control! of the- United
States is now in the hands of a small
body of men, it is not due to any
policy that the democratic party has
advocated, or promoted, or consented
The democratic party has been
preaching^ these doctrines of liberty
and service and offering leaders to
carry them out in season and out of
We did not wait ti
to discover that the
the United States had nothing to say
about their government. We have
been talking about that for half a
generation and more; we have been
giving warning of thejvery things that
have c me to pass, time out of mind ;
we have kept a straight course; we
have never turned our faces, for one
moment from the faith that was in
us, the faith of the common people of
this great commonwealth, this great
body of commonwealths, this great
nation, and now whpt is happening?
With renewed hopes, with renewed
confidence, with renewed ardor, under
of the United
way from the
1 the year 1912
plain people of
leaders chosen after the freest fashion
thst our politics have
''-untrammeled leaden i—-the democrat
ever witnessed
ic party is proceeding along these
paths of conviction.
The great democratic party, for
the first time in our generation, has
a chance to show whether it can re
turn the government to the people,
f | f »r this is the enterprise to which it
ha8 evar been devoted Ever since
the great Jefferson spoke <he immortal
truths which are the foundation stones
of our doctrine, this party has devoted
itself with singleness of heart, through
adversity of the most prolonged sort
to the cause which lies dear to every
man's heart, which is upon every
man's lips, but which only some serve
in season and out of seoson—I mean
the cause of the people of the United
Through all these years of self
chosen exile we have been purged and
purified. The great rank and file of
the democratic party never expected
an office, never wanted an office, but
voted persistently in the minority,
knowing that they were going to be in
the minority, taunted in some regions
because thay did not have sense
enough to come over to the majority,
because it was rooted and grounded
in them that, whether or not they
could prove it, Thomas Jefferson was
right. Most of them did not know ex
actly what it was that Thomas Jeffer
son had said, but they knew that he
had said something that would utterly
discredit those who had charge of the
government if the people of the Unit
ed States would only believe it.
The democratic party is now out of
bond. I* is led by men who are
absolutely free to do as they have
promised to do, and who know that
the very life of the party depends
on its fulfilling its promises. The
democratic party has been trusted
by the voters of the country and it is
going to redeem its trust with per
formance. The democratic party now
stands or falls as it redeems or does
not redeem the pledges it has made to
the people of the United States.
Parties have been held back by in
fluences which I could easily describe
which are thoroughly known, influ
ences which I have touched and fought,
but God helping us this is the time
when the democratic party will see to
it that these influences will be cast
off and the people of the United States
served as parties have all along pro
fessed to serve them.
We are going to see whether or
not we own our government, and if
the men you have put into office go
back on you now, I, for one, hope
that they will be gibbeted for the
rest of history and held up to the scorn
of mankind.—Missoula Sentinel.
To Have Troops
Washington, D. C., Jan. 17.—Sen
ator Myers told the Record cor
respondent last night that the war
department has no intention of
abandoning Fort Harrison. Sena
tor Myers said: "On inquiring at
the war department I was informed
that there is no plan, intention, or
purpose to discontinue Fort Har
rison. The department needs troops
for the Philippines and as large
detachments are needed on the
Mexican border, soldiers at interior
posta have to be drawn for for
eign service. Some have been tak
en from Fort Harrison which will
necessarily reduce the force there.
This is only temporary. I was as
sured . Fort Harrison will not be
abandoned. The withdrawal of
troops is not permanent and the
war department will make the same
appropriation for the fort as here
tofore."—Montana Daily Record.
Mortgage Bill Offered By Day
Day, Lewis and Clark, this morn
ing introduced a bill defining the
duration of liens of mortgages up
on real estate and the manner of
the extension thereof.
The purpose of the bill is to make
the renewal of a mortgage a matter
of record, for the protection of the
purchaser of real estate, it not be
ing necessary under the present law
to record renewals of mortgages. It
Section 1. Every mortgage of
real property made, acknowledged,
and recorded, as provided by the
laws of this state, is thereupon good
and valid as against the creditors
of the mortgager or owner of the
land mortgaged, or subsequent pur
chasers or incumbrancers, from the
time it is so recorded until eight
years after the maturity of the en
tire debt or obligation secured
thereby and no longer, unless the
mortgagee, his successors or assigns
shall, within sixty days preceding
the expiration of said eight years,
file in the office of the county clerk
and recorder where said mortgage
is recorded, an affidavit setting
forth the date of *said mortgage,
when and where recorded, the
amount of the debt secured thereby
and the amount remaining unpaid,
and that the said mortgage is not
renewed for the purpose of hinder
ing, delaying or defrauding credi
tors of the mortgagor or owner of
the land, as upon the filing of said
affidavit, the said mortgage shall be
valid against all persons for a fur
ther period of eight years.—Monta
na Daily Record.
Stockholders Of New Bank Meet
Last Monday the stockholders of
the Security Bank of Terry held
their first annual meeting, and after
thoroughly examining the bank's
business since the opening, the
first of October, reported that the
same had proven very satisfacto
ry, especially for a new bank.
Opening its doors at the time of
year it did, the directors did not
look for scarcely any business un
til winter was over, and the ex
cellent showing made by Mr.
Armstrong was very pleasing to
those holding stock.
The same board of directors were
continued for the coming year, O.
N. Dunham, G. R. MacDonald, E.
J. Armstrong, Ray L. Kampf, and
C. C. Hurley. After the stockhold
ers' meeting adjourned they reelect
ed 0. N. Dunham, president; G.
R. MacDonald, vice-president and
E. J. Armstrong, cashier These
gentlemen will have active control
of the bank for 1913.
We are gratified at the success
attained by this new financial in
stitution in Terry, believing that
successful businesses always adver
tise a community as wide-awake
and reliable. —Terry Tribune.
Estimates Of Fruit And Vegetable
It is also recommended that esti
mates of the prospective supply of
fruits, vegetables, and perhaps other
products not now represented in
the quantitative estimates of the
Department's crop reporting service,
be made a short time before har
vest, so that the farmer may "have
in mind a fairly definite idea of
the volume of the cron throughout
the country in order that he may oc
cupy a place in the market that
is fair to himself or, as the case
may be a place in the market that
is fair to the consumer."
General market news service is
not recommended. If such service
were derived from 'telegraphic re
ports, the expense would be enor
mous. One farmers' marketing asso
ciation spends $25,000 a year in tele
graphing alone and a fruit growers'
organization spends $75,000 for this
Minneapolis Herd Stocks Big Farm
The famous Minneapolis herd of
Browndale Shorthorn cattle, the pride
of the late Henry F. Brown, is to be
the nucleus of a great herd to be in
the fine grazing country between tho
Gallatin and Madison rivers, just
west of the Yellowstone park. The
herd has been sold by R. W. Leach to
a ranch company, except two bulls and
will leave Minneapolis Monday over
the Northern Pacific road in two spec
ial cattle cars. Minneapolis thus
loses to Montana a herd of cattle
which is not known to have lost a
prize for which it was entered,
from a stock farm whose annual sale
drew cattle men to Minneapolis from
the country over.
C. L. Anceney of Bozeman, repre
senting the firm which bought the cat
tle, has picked up breeders in Iowa
also which will go west in three cars
to further enlarge the herd. Mr. An
ceney 's firm plans to strengthen the
blood and produce a fine herd of hardy
cattle. He places Shorthorns as
first for his purpose, Herefords sec
ond and Polands third. Mr. Acen
ey returned last night to Fairfield,
Iowa to round up the other cattle.
He expects to place the remainder
of the Browndale farm herd in the
west. It is understood the farm will
be broken U P And marketed.
While the passing of the Brown
dale herd, which has been a fixture
in Minneapolis for more than two
decades means a loss locally, it pro
mises great gain for the west. Mr.
Anceney is associated with Harry L.
Summers, formerly of Iowa, who will
have direct charge of the new herd,
and H. W. Childs, who is piesident
of the Yellowstone hotel and the Yel
lowstone transportation companies, in
the ranch business. They have 100,
000 acres of ranch land and 200,000
acres of grazing privilege in the
Yellowstone timber reserve abutting
the park. The ranch lies in the
twenty-four mile district between the
two rivers and the Browndale cattle
home will be in a district of 30,000
acres on Cherry creek, a branch of
the Gallatin river, which will be
blocked off to raise cattle. The com
pany runs 10,000 cattle on the range
and winters 1,800 park horses. The
firm has 32,000 acres of arable land
under ditch, the whole tract being
fenced and cross-fenced with 300 miles
of fencing. On 341 acres of land
tributary to the station ef Anceney on
the new sixteen-mi le Camp Creek
branch of the Northern Pacific rail
road from Manhattan the farm raised
last year fifty-five bushels to the acre
of wheat by dry farming.
"I think this is the best combina
tion ranch in the country today,"
said Mr. Anceny. "It has a large
amount of tillable land with stock
water on all of it. We need Short
horns in that country and as some
one was going to get the the Brown
dale herd we decided to buy it,
thirty females in all.
"We have 'topped,'or bought the
best, of three herds in Iowa, those of
Besser Brothers, Harper; L. W.
Barnhart, Keswick, and Arthur Zillers
Cooper. We got a two-year-old
Percheron stallion weighing 1,970,
from Massdam & Wheeler, Fairfield,
and a three-year-old mare weighing
1,940. We bought also four mares
which showed at the international
stock show and two from the Robert
Burgess herd, a champion two-year-old
shown at the International, And an
other which was a champion of the
Illinois state fair.''—Minneapolis
Wyoming iSolons Resort to
Nature's First Weapons.
Cheyenne, Wyo., Jan. 20.— Scenes
of violence which lasted for three
quarters of an hour and which includ
ed two separate encounters between
Speaker Martin L. Pratt and Speaker
ProTemW. J. Wood, threw the low
er house of the Wyoming legislature
into confusion just before noon today.
Absolutely no parliamentary order ob
tained and the scene was ended only
by an agreement among the members
on the floor when cool-headed leaders
of either faction decided to let mat
ters stand just as thev were until this
aftermon. Both Pratt and Wood
claimed authority over the house and
with Wood sitting in the speaker's
chair and Pratt wielding the gavel
the show of authority seemed about
equal either way.
The immediate occasion for the
trouble was the attempt of Speaker
Pratt to call to the chair F. C. Hun
ter, Republican, of Carbon county.
An appeal had been taken from the
speaker's ruling on the offering of
substitute committees by the Demo
crats for those he had submitted and
in which he, himself held the balance
of power on the two important com
mittees, rules and elections.
Mr. Hunter took the chair and Pratt
went to Hunter's seat on the floor.
Judge Metz, Democrat, declared that
the speaker could not designate any
other than the speaker pro tem to take
the chair and called upon Representa
tive W. J. Wood of Crook county,
speaker pro tem and a Democrat, to
preside. This Wood proceeded to do
and Hunter yielded to him. Thereupon
Pratt started to resume the chair him
self. Wood sat staunchly in his place
until Pratt, grasping him by the
shoulders threw him violently off the
platform. Wood struck on both hands
and his face, but rushed back to the
chair again. The men grasped each
other until Chaplain Davidson and
Wibaux County's Rich Resources
An effort is to be made at the pres
ent session of the legislature to have
created the county of Wibaux. Notice
of the bill has been given by Senator
Edwards, of Rosebud.
As proposed the county will include
all of the Golden valley, comprising
1,300 square miles, twenty townships
in southeast Dawson county, and 16 in
northeast Custer, constituting it. The
county would be bisected by the
Northern Pacific railroad.
In population it would rank with a
number of others in Montana. The
last census gave Sanders, 3,713 ; Sweets
grass, 4,029; Meagher, 4,190; Lincoln.
3,638; Granite, 4,328; Broadwater,
3,491; Powell, 5,904.
The proposed county seat is Wibaux
one of the growing towns of eastern
Montana with modern buildings and
The proposed county is almost exclu
sively an agricultural community, with
a population of 6,600. There are
something over 1,000 heads of families
in the territory it is sought to
segregate, and of . those 90 per cent
have signed a petition praying for
the creation of the new county. In
4912 the grain production of the pro
posed county aggregated 4,000,000
At Wibaux there are five elevators,
while in & stretch of 19 miles there
are 22 elevators, showing bow exten
sive are the farming interests. There.
are a number of thriving towns in the
others on the platform held them mo
Wielding his gavel, which he had
gotten hold of in the melee, Pratt de
clared the house adjourned.
Having the prestige of the speaker's
chair and using a paper weight\for a
gavel, Speaker Pro Tern Wood shouted
to the sergeant-at-arms to close the
doors and allow no one to leave. He
then called fora roll call on the appeal
motion. Standing over the chief clerk
gavel in hand, Pratt forbade the call
ing of the roll.
Both sides were lined up and pande
monium reigned on the floor of the
house, as well as on the platform.
Another climax followed ten min
utes after the first violence between
speaker and speaker pro tem when,
with several backers on each side they
clashed and Pratt attempted to get hi«
own chair in place of the clerk's chair
he had appropriated for the time be
Attempting to interfere, Represen
tative Sproul, who has heretofore been
closer in counsel to Pratt than any
other Democrat, was kicked in the
stomach by the speaker. Further vio
lence was then avoided, but fully a
score of the house members were
standing close around the speaker's
Again Pratt declared the house ad
journed, and stated he had a right,
under the statutes, to call any one to
the chair he chose. Wood maintained
his seat and the sergeant-a.t-arms
obeying instructions had refused to let
out any of the members. Judge Metz,
who had no part in the violence around
the speaker's table, but whose motion
had been the occasion of it, conferred
with Representative Sullivan of the
Republicans on behalf of both fac
tions. An agreement was finally made
to adjourn with all motions pending as
they were at that time until 2 o'clock
this afternoon.
proposed county, in addition to Wi
baux. At Dennis, 24 miles south
of Wibaux, there *is an elevator, and
at Edgehill, 18 miles south, is another
Nowhere in Montana has the trans
formation from a range to farming
country been more pronounced than
in the Golden valley. It was here
that the herds of Pierre Wibaux rang
ed until a few years ago, and what
was the stamping ground of the cow
boy is now one of the most progres
sive farming communities of the state.
Advocates of the new county, and
residents say that as the lines are
drawn it makes an ideal county, com
pact, but with sufficient resources to
guarantee its ability to conduct
a county government with the great
est econo my.—Montana Dail y Record.
Field Agents And Correspondents
It is proposed that a corps of
traveling field agents and a large
corps of local agents and correspond
ents be established for the following
items of service : To help producers
organize for associative marketing;
to examine and remove local diffi
culties in way of such marketing:
to help producers to find markets :
to report the current descriptive
condition of crops, in addition to
the work already done by Depart
ment's crop reporting service; to
estimate the probable production of
crops a short time before harvest;
to report the beginning and ending
of a shipping season; to report
the crop movement from producing
points through "gateways'* to prin
cipal markets.

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