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FIRID 1. t4, T(iti It .1'. 119.
Our Nex: Governor.
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thri. hotr a. ! - - inr.-t art i art in the f
inati n a ,tlt . : . ti- l to l'resi
,lint lltHarri I t ir , r illne'ss h, i
has been iln t ",l,-li att i.e.iance on her. t
Families twer, f....t.,l before govern
lents. and thein nl . li a, hd ired the kind- '
.y dt"otion a r . i p.i,+1 t cart of t
the .hil-f .'.eveutive. W , n. lav,'ly watched is
i.: it' bth d iid . his ,l%1n,1- wift' and
,b!tieer+d her mitlli ,,,.ig ani comfortingt
.c,,rds it,,- she ntl ,, at til,' o.,rtale of
titer itabl:e death .M 's. Intl'r;sin is .ladt. e
iiall thti" .1lli"r."ai, .+i tion i will lui itte in u
tr wtning it t°:';t r,.: th,+ol-,, . ,lul d
I N'wi tlli, lI, lNlli aii, ii '1 :lll.\lil.till.
ki ~ as rt , tntlty p.iiei" I in ILt
) ntana itl .enowrat. a pnjer ;trntedt.t at
rnali \1r. I"'. P. tthrling. it member of tie
law tir iof t-erlint ." 1lullly of ihelenat.
anld comllnltitr t tof the t;randl .A\rmi
oist in that city. to ihis iintrades in l.r
ues ctounty. This deplarture into politics
" a nlitliubetr of t:e I rand Armyi is dep
rIatuted tby ralli n e iitimbers of that or 1
canizati, n. It is iinceted with 11r.
.-tvrlin, that MrF. ltutr; Itt"y be ioval. 1
lbral. alnd a Lr-o'i-. andi there is nol I
r'.unltenlt Lcoing to vlit that hlis up
Itnnent for thi. political office for which 1
Mr. lBurg is a -andidatet doesl not possess C
these attributesl . \I r. Sterling. ailllong I
other thing's. says:
"Suretly atll rolrades kinow andt recog
niiie that th. .nll) way ti .w \wiln is to turn '
our guns olidlll. uniteily againtt the I
i.ll.iy an noit t w ast our strength in -
petty bicke.lings atllllng ourselves. It is
still necessary to "vote as we shot:" in .
any ither wvi w, .n ilt ot hope to build I
and keep r'i-ly fttr work a stroung. itnt- 1
,it, party .'tr:tatii.l. ant in atny
.t,.t we to nI, i' -:. i to e ab liable i, be
: a" ' "e iei, i ,. -n . uuerulouts..
t.i .r irir .i, at- intetnsCel interested,.
, t ,r.iy it, . r. Il:ure. but al.o in thel. enl - -
.ra. proipositioni upon elie:tiwn lay. and
ur slnllleitullt is Soi t..at that a Inltliher
oi ii.itratlles have. aske.l n_ to write (as I '
ai, asking 'you if 'iyou do not think it 1
Ipssible- to heal this breach so that the joy a
of a Montana republican victory will not t
be saduened by the knowledge that some u
iof our friends fell outside the breast- t
works. It is in our own hands. and
'we can witake the victory compllete if we t
will, it
"I amtill sending a cvtopy of this letter ti s
several comrades in Fergus. 4
• Although post commander ofu our lo- s
cal post. I do not. of course. presutme to o
write in any official capacity. although it
as individuals we have talked this mnat- r
ter over miuch."
.\ member of the (;ranld Army post at a
Lewistown. Mr. WilliamO ('reutztian. is d
among those who do not approve of the a
iction of the cormmander at Wadswtarth a
poet, and referring to the letter sent lie a
says: "The :;randl Army of the RIepublic si
is not a political rtrganization. lHnor- it
able service for freedom gives each .nmer ti
ber the right to vote according to the u
dictates of his own conscience. ar.d his
miembership does lnot bind him to sup. ti
port any person. or hold him subservient al
to any party managers. When ('omrade' e
Steerling, wheth. r as a post commander a
or as a member, assunmes to dictate how tl
our members shall vote. he meddles with o
business not his own, violates his obliga- .w
tion as a member and an officer, forgets rr
the principles of our order, and seeks to Ii
fetter that freedom of belief and action II
which we fought to maintain. fII
"Eaoh member is free to vote for it
whom he pleases, and should pay no at- ci
tention to the above letter, or to sIy at- a:
tempt, on account of his membership in
the Grand Army of the Republic, to
claim his vote for any political candi
Those who are acquainted with Mr.
Sterling will be surprised at the action
he has taken iii writing the letter above
referred to. The G. A. I. is a non-po
litical organization, or should be if it is
not. including, as it does, many promi
nent men of the two great political par- I
ties, and the member of that organiza
tion who attempts to use it as a rmeans I
of furthering the political advancement I
of anyone merits the severest rebuke. I
Mr. Sterling lhas made a mistake which a
he should hasten to rectify.
A.r the opening of the school's ceremo
nies for Columbus day in St. Augustine. I
LF'la.. Profelssor Knibloe read the follow C
ing prayer. said to be the original words t
olfered up by Columbus when he landed t
on the island of San 'alvador. It was
sent from the old cathedral at Seville,
Spain. by Miss A. M. lBrooks. who is now I
engaged in compiling I Spanish history I
of .A i lerli 'li: "-Lord (; ll, eternal iand illl- t
nipotent. by Thiy .ehired wlrll'l ''rllou hast
clealtel the heavens anll the earl'tli and
,i sii. Thy naitil lii- blessed iand glo
rified. .lay Thy nant- tbe lruisedi l.nown V
and lprioclainId in this other part of tiie- v
Mo.st .\Amlerican.ltis. e'ieptji the ordinlriy
rurn of republican ieditors. ire fair-inilnd
e.1l and just in their dealings: but the ,
tariff legislation of theI republican partyv
has hail a tendtely to warpl the jutldg- a
lal-nlit if the classes whol are bencticiaries
tinder it uuntil it is now extreiiely ditlli
cult for thellm to see oI understand the i ,
tirutl where their ilmnle liate interestsI
seemi to be atfected by it.
Wlhenever a demllocraitic newspuplielr. in
the pirsuit of its duty as an explonent of
pliopular evils antld political chlcanery, i
mIlkes a fair and logical statemnent of a i
case. it is the hliabitual policy of tlh re
Iublicaln press to scout the point at is
suei. andi 1by twisting and evasion. garl'
blilig alnl downlrighlt fals-elitod to seek 1
to deceive the people wl:o lioir striving to
collle at the facts. tl
Fortunately,. there is ulnow large pir
tiolln of tlie public that is misled iby the i
lmental acrobats who are tulrning them rl
selves insilde out. swallowing swoirds. and I
eatinlg ire. to say nolthing of feats still Pi
lmore extraiorldinary, in the rain iholipe of '
doling Soitithing tii aid ill perpetuating
lthl,- pour oif ia patuirty dndlii to delstrue
tion by its ,own unjui-t its ainl iiinif'ld i
I*i ol
'he Slhettp it-n. fcr ii tani,, tutulrose
ont. of the solidi classes of 1Montana busi
, ns i'.en. who are an itllportant elenment
it it thiti substantial growth of the state.
t an Iu who ire conntetl on to carry aw
, weighty initucte.t at electitn tinl,. I 'n I
l. like the hardene, tariffl barons of the
v east who lhave fattened and grownl sleek
r- and Hdespotic. on protection, these sheepI
* ltlen are studying the qluestion. and
- whenever a ray of light breaks through
to show themn the real conditions on
r. which a "'protettction" on wool is granted
. thriem they are quick to avail themselves
it of it. hl'le are not the blind and sordid
,- fools that the republican prestI takes
h them for. and mnot of them in this part
s of the state aret readineg the TIinum.s; r
g rather than the republican papers he-t
cauwe they kunow that by si dioing they
will learn the h truth Instee of having
t dinned into their ears a lot of stophistries
e made to suit the purposes of the corrupt I
n and untrustworthy party now in potwer.'
S t)wing to this ilispositiun on the part c
n , of sheep men to stuldy the real truth for
It themselves. they are now familiar with i
e- the fact that when the high tariff on
y wool was inaugurated in I};7 the wool t
e supply was almo st twi.e is grnat in pro
portiont to the population as it is at the
1. present time. which would seem. to in
dlicate that sit far as lthei cvllouIe of pro
Sdtlution is ciloncernedll th tariffl has beien
r an absolute ltetriltent to the imlustrv. I
I The population ,of the I nited States in I
1t i;7 was, in round numbeirs. :bi,itn(x.4).
andt the oflleial ligures show that there
were then about :..,'i5,(KXt sheep in the
Scoyntry. producing about 2:h.~t(.illha
- pounds of wool annually.
1 Twenty three years of high protection
on wool have intee,'ened, anti where do
we stand today' The census of 18.Nte
shows that there are now approximately
4:.145,(Xt01 sheep in the entire country,
Sshowing an increase in almost a quarter
of a century of but 1,(tXO,(Nk). while the
increase of population for thei same pe
riod was 27,50(Kh5t).
These startling facts tllhe shieep leln t
are becoming familiar with. because
democratic speakers andt newspapers are
above pandering to their prejudices or I
appealing only to their selfish interests, t
and instead invite themn to a sober con
sideration of figures that are not of less
importance or interest to them than to
the consumer froml whorn their revenues ft
ultimately coenw.
And. on closer scrutiny. what do these
figures disclose' They show that the
sheep men are as badly deceived and as
seriously injured by the tariff robbery
asr any other class of citizens. Examine
the. subject for one mloment: To supply
our present spopulation at least 70X),h0,-:
(0)S pounds of wool is annually die
mandedl, and we are producing only 2.5.
l0j0,l00K, a deficit of 123i,0001,()0 pounds.
If we do not buy or trade for this wool
from our foreign friends what are we
going to do? The people must have'
clothing, bedding, sad house furnishings,
and this monstrous tariff, ranging from
1u cents a pound to h) per cent of the
value, is intended to shut this wool out
It succeeds to such an extent that mill.
ions of our people are today not as well
clad as the workers of Europe and have
not as comfortable clothes and bedding
for their homes and children. It suite
the purposes of the republicans to play
upon our credulity by denying this, but
the truth of it can be easily demon
The spirit of the sheep men when made
acquainted with these figures was ad
mirably illustrated in Choteau county
the other day when a democratic orator
said to a meeting composed almost en
tirely of men Interested in sheep grow
ing: "Are you willing as men, and as
American citizens, to say to your neigh
bor. "I am willing to have these duties
on wool maintained in the hope of mak
ing a larger profit myself even if you have
to Igo are backed through the cold
This orator had shown them that the
price of wool is not materially effected
by the tariff, and proved to the satisfac
tion of most of them tie) that their wool
would not be one cent lower if the duty
were taken offt. The only effect of tile
wool taritff is to shut out foreign wools,
which together with the cruel tariff on
woolen manufactures, places comfortable
woolen clothing beyond the reach of per
sons of semull nlcans.
The day is dawning when special
privileges will Ie allowed to no c-lass in
this country. The rule of the democratic
party which will begin in March next in
every brancl of the national government
will mean the rule of the people as
against the plutocrats who now hold
sway. It will mean the placineg f all the
peopleh on an equal fooxting. and the final
overthrow of class privilege, no matter
where or in what form it exists today.
TIiE I-AY I 01" ilECKO(NINi,.
Lake a house built on sand the repub
lican party is doomed to destruction.
Because it succeeded as the exponent
of American principles at a great epoch
of tlhe country's history and accorn
jIlished the mission which it undertook
its leaders were blinded by their success
antl conceived a notion that anything
they attempted could be carried out.
They went from one extreme to anll
other. int uding little by little upon the
rights of the people until their insidious l
prlogress culminated ai the McKinley
bill. which was intendlled t eret a treat
privileged Blass. anlll t lhe forc bill. an in
famIous Illeasure whli.h was Il.eant to
centralize the federal power lt Washing
ton and to placein Its hands the weapons oilI
of <Ilpo' tinsl..
A.ll immediat revolt tigainst the force
bill protved to the republican leaders that
their whole schelme was understood. and
that nothing further coull be done with
that nmeasurle unlness they c.ould seize
anew the re ins of govern ment, and by
driving over the people rough shod
could forcet them into the helpless posi
tion intended by that law. 'The election
of 18IK) gave them a foretaste of what
they might expect with regard to the
McKinley bill, but us McKinley was
elected governor of Ohio they sought to
forget the lesson, and set out in this
campaign to raise a corruption fund of
2.it.O,(t.pN to ride into power over the
necks of the people with a banner of the
robber tariff and another of the forea
bill as their emblems.
And now that the people have be
conme more fully awake to the infamies
of the McKinley tariff. they perceive
that it does not accomplish anything
that was promised for it. but that on the
other hand it has cramped every kind of
industry, placed the A.\meri:an inanu
facturers anti the AIl.erictan consumer
at a terrible dii.adivantage. and given no
b..itihit to thie .Amneric:an producer in
any wise c.,nienr- urate with the alllic
tions hi must Ie-lure iI'nder the rule of
thtis law.
''1he revolt ag.aiinst the force bill Is
sthared in by iv I'ry free man who lives
his liberty.
The revolt against the McKinley law
is one which includes most of the people
who are paying the high taxes exacted.
and who have no share in the so-called
benefits that were granted with the in
tention of erecting a privileged clues, and
by many of those who were expected to
concur because of the benefits they
would derive and who now see that they
were deceived by false promises.
()n the whole it amounts to this: That
a lot of designing men representing a
political party which had gained pres
tige through the good deeds done by its
founders have been discovered in an at
tempt to over throw the liberties of the
Ieople and have been called down in a
nanner which is unnmistakable. ''1ie
last emphasis of this call will he given at
the ballot box on Nov. 8.
MIessrs. Barron & Mayer will open a
manufacturing jewelry establishment at
No. 8 Third street south in the store
formerly occupied by Curtis &, Ilelt.
Highest of all In Leavening Power.-Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
Two great democratic meetings have
just taken place in the western part of
the state, one at Anaconda and the oth
er at Butte. After referring to these,
and the superb prospects of a sweeping
democrati: victory in Montana, the Butte
Miner says of the candidate for governor:
The fact that Mr. Collins is now and
always has been the true friend of the
common people is so well established as
to make the subject undebatable.
Ills record us a miner, laborer, busi
ness man and public officer is a sufficient
guarantee that if elected he will be
faithful to his trust, true to the people
upon whose toil depends the future of
the country; loyal to the principles of
genuine democracy and unswerving in
his devotion to honest government.
As a member of theconstitutional con
vention he was the fearless and consis
tent friend of labor. He voted to pro
hibit the employment of convict labor in
competition with honest toil. Hle voted
to prevent the importation of armed
Pinkertons into the state of Montana.
In this respect his record is in strikirºi
contrast with that of his opponent, who
stood on the side of the convicts and the
Pinkertons as against the workingmen of
the state.
.\s chairman of the committee on rev
enue and taxation his reports were al
wa)s conservative, and in all cases lihe
ipposed the placing of unjust or un
necessary burdens on the people. In
fact, MIr. Collins" views on this most ini
portant subject have become a guide for I
others anti show that his administration
as governor will be economical its well as
\ r. Collins is tone of the self-made imen
of Montana. lie is a product of the state
or which every citizen should be proud.
His career is an elouenttribute to Amer
ican institutions. His success is proof of
what a laboring man can accomplish in
this glorious land of the free. and his
rise from the humble wilks of toil to an
undisputed leadership in the state which
was his home as a miner and prospector
is an inspiration to every man who earns
his bread by the sweat of his brow.
Vote for T. E. Collins anti insure an
honest. capablle, public-spirited and pro
gressive administration of the affairs of
It is scarcely necessary for the plress of
(;rea, Falls to say anything more habout
the claims of this city in the capital race.
The friendly newspapers of other locali
ties are presenting our case with such
force and devotim, as should c'ommand
universal attention. Hliere is what the
Iclt Mtountain liner says in its lat is
I\very now and then(i an outsnider drops
3 into camp for the plurpose of instructing
t our peiople how they ought to vote on
the capital questioi. O)f course we alp
Ipreciate such attention. .spe('ially when
we consider that most of these moission
aries consiler us Ime or' l esRs a set of
bararlrians. who don't know anything
about the .\ustralian bullhot systeni or
how we ouglht to mark ,our tickets.
When lmen spend tin:- and money trying
to counvince the people of Ilarker that
they olught to vote against (;reat Falls, a
town whosei intelrests are identi
cal with ours. and utndertake, to
prove that aiy other of the con
testants sllho)llll be selected n pirefer.ence
to that city. it must occur to thie dullest
intellect that their motives are by.v no
metans disinterestetl. even though their
gall be immense. It will be remembered
what a serious effect the washout cutting I
a us off from tireat Palls last spring hadl
on the camp. Cut us off fronm Helena or
Butte or Anaconda and what difference
would it make ( Our interests are identi
cal with (;reat Falls. With her prosper
ity we will prosper. andl vice versa. Can
it be possilble that there is a man in the
camp who would vote to retard its pro- i
gress. That is what anyone is doing I
who votes against (;reat Falls.
,Now the sheep men of the east are de- 1
i manding thei removal of the wool tariff
because they believe it to be a detriment
Ito their business. Even the woolen
manufacturers aret willing t have tlihei
I duti(s taken off their go aln n, thi. ciin- I
dition of foreign wools being aluditled i
Ifree. There is a great awakening of the I
a.\Inwrican people all along the line. The
Irank and fileh have discovered the con
spiracy of the plutocrats. and now see
that Mr. Harrison is its aider and abet- .
ter. lie must anti will be ibeaten.
a Notere.
- '1., II I',, ,'. of J , .u , ,nn :
The attorney-general has ordIered that
the' name of William Y. Pemberton,
nominee for the democratic anti people's
party for the office of chief justice must
appear in two places on the official ballot. I
Williau 1. I'emtberton. denuocrat l X
IWilliam V. Pemberton. peoples party
The voters are instructed to mark their
ballots in one place only, as indicated I
above, leaving the other place blank.
This is done to avoid confusion and per
haps injustice in counting the ballots.
This rule applies, and these instructions
are gIven to cover all cases where any
candidate's name appears more than once
on the ballot as the nominee of more
than one party. Newspapers, speakers
and workers are requested to give spec
ial notice and attention to the matter.
V'Yours very truly, W. I. K:SvN.
Chairman l)ens. State Can. Com.
Patronize home industry by buying
your harness and saddles of J. t Steffen
I)r. Ferguson has removed his olffice to
Vaughn Block, :1o; Central ave.
His Latest Portralt andt a flketh of Ki
It was tile sad lot of Alfonso XIII of
Spain to be a king from the moment of
his birth, for he is a IKnthmnous child.
But, although deprived of a father'. care
and guidance, iais manother, tile Queen
Regent Christina, hasn trained him with
such loving care that lhe gives prlaomise
of becoming a wise itain and a popular
ruler. IiH was born May 17, 1886. His
father, Alfonso XII, died the previous
Till recently tile history of Spain has
iesil a record of civil war and of a be
wildering succession of governing fac
tions. At lust, in December, ITi4, Al
fan.o XII, son of Qt<an,, ltahblla, us
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A Workingrman Tells Why t;'p,.l
Falls Will Ihe Selected tf,- tlh,.
Capital of Montana.
Time Only Towt or ('liy In the It,,.,
Wlneh thie WorkinWmen' l1n1
.Instly M.plport,
Wage-Earnerw s king Theiri ta_
Thinking and Will Vote s.
They Deem is Beet.
"Let me tell you something," sail
well-known labor advocate in this yity
Wednesday toa TRI-teU reporter,"sonde
thing that will give the citizens of t;reat
Falls renewed hope in the capital co..
test. From the day the c.tndidacy o
this city for the capital was announcei
there has never been a moment of doubt
in my mind that it would be the choia
of the people. I have had most excel.
lent reasons for thinking so. Last Jan.
uary the Knights of Labor of the state
met in Anaconda, and matters relative
to the interest of the workingmen were
discussed in every phase. Prior to the
passage of any resolutions by the state
assembly the question of the place if the
permanent seat of government for .li,n.
tana camp up for consideration. When
the resolutions were presented mfr read.
ing the following was read and adopted:
"That we will oppose the selection of
any town or city for the permanent capi
tal wihose inhabitants tolerate the ePIm
Iployment of Chinese labor."
"Now it must Ie borne in mind that
no intiuencie was brought to bear upon
the membersof that assembly relative tip
favoring any particular place or discrial
inating against any town or city. It was
tlihe asle of toe mlembers in attendance,
iwho rettlectedl the views of the various
lodges represented, that the capital of
Montana should be a city not cursed
with Chinese laborers. I have since
heard it said that the resolution was ijn
troduced to further (Great l"alls' claims.
but I want to say here and now that thI.
deliberations of that body were uninflu
enced by any motive except to prmnote
the interests of the workingillnn ,if
"The hostility of the worknlgiin. to.
the Chinese is well known. They hai-i
resorted to every honorable means t, rtdi
other cities of theinP, but withoult ane
Take lButte, for inltance. At dilltrernt
tinies boycotts have been instituteI
aguini.t the Chinese there. aid th., la
boringilen to a lan have retfused ti il
tihell Itn any wayV. IBut therei wa aill , t.
,etut in ilutte that continued to path,
ize tah. ('hiinelle restauirantl andi liwI,
dries. lld to giv.e elliployirlent to hi lie
cooks anll portierse. to have their clothinc
made by ('llhinese tailors. andl to heuy thie
goiIds. iwares an- d lerlhandiseti thie ( Inc
ese inmrclints hadl on sale.. .\gainst tli
eleuln11 l' we ret piweOrless to et(ilnlttih
and they gave their suplport and symlpa
thy to the Chinesie wh' still remiainl
there, despite the llng continued efforts
,f tIe w.orkingilen to get rid iof then,.
"'hist is really the tirst tinte tilhe work
ingmen of the state will have over had
the opportunity of showing by their bal
lats that they have the courage of con
viction and possess the moral courage ta.
vote as they deem for their best inter
ests. \Vhen they said in the assemnbl.
it Anactnnda in the beginning of this
year of grace that they wouki oppose t.t
selection of any town or city for the per
nianent capital whose inhabitants toler
ate thea employment of Chinese la(bor.
they meant what they said. They lmeant
that they would oppose by their votes at
the pulls any city being madtle ai lerina
nent selection for the seat of govelrnmentlill
in this state until the demand set fort!.
in the eleventh resolution wal co,.apliea
with. llad no city, free from t'hi.ne
entered the race, the capital of lMontasa
would have been n n wheels until snu:l .
lplac- was found. This may smuar.d
strange. but it is nevertheless a truth
"The workingmen of Montana tai)
haol the balance of power in the st;a'
When the polls close on the eveniag ;i
No\. S next it will be found that the
workingmen are so largely in t'.e maoI
it' in the state that when the.a unite
u, pon any qluestionl which is to be dleter
mined by btallot they are as certain o.
victory as they are conlidhlet that IIe
ballot is the prloper mealns lby whiach thal
tul.t rilght the existinng wrl'ougs of today.
".\Anl the workiingmeni are not going tI
be led toa the polls or voted by any or.
lman hr body of nmen. It is a comnlllilo
saying that mnen in Montana control a
large number of votes. but they will find
when the time comes that they cannot
deliver the goods. The workingman t,
day is as mnuch of a power in the ballot
box as the millionaire manufacturer, alad
he will carefully weigh every propositial
that is to be voted upon. His vote is nut
for sale, and the question as to how hII
shall deposit his ballot will be decildei
only when he has carefully considered
every phase of the matter. His honor.
his welfare, are to himl o: ,nostimubl"
value, and he puts no price on them. for
they are not on thea market as a purc'htair
able commtnlity.
"For these reasons Great Falls is tl'r
tain to receive a handsome majority 'f
votes on election day as the place whidh'
is to be the permanent capital of the state
It is the only town or city in the stiatc.
which is a candidate. which colmplie
with the condlition preledent to gettiiL:
the vote of the workingnmen. They htIli
the balance of power, they are pledge*i
to vote against a Chinese-infested clao;
nunity, they are in honor bound to keel'
their pledlge they will keep their pledgei.
and inl sc aloing cast at vote for this tit.
' ireut I'alls for tile Capital' is the nmitt,
of the Montana breadwinner, and G;reata
"alls will re eive the hearty and unite
support ,of the workingthmen of the tat'
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