The Inland Empire (Moore, Mont.) 1905-1915, March 26, 1914, Image 1

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t o le ' ‘ P „ e sra. a eos'e • r - THE INLAND EMPIRE \The Land of Opportunity\ Come to Moore Judith Basin \Where Wheat is King.\ \JUDITH BASIN'S WEEKLY\ VOLUME NINE MOORE; FERGUS COUNTY, MONTANA, THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 1914. NUMBER 30. REGAINS STOLEN HORSES TWO VALUABLE ANIMALS STOL- EN FROM C. W. STONE FOUND LAST WEEK. LOCATION SOUGHT BY A MILLER VISITS MOORE FRIDAY AND IS FAVORABLY IMPRESSED WITH LOCATION. AN OLD RUSTLER MADE THEFT WOULD ESTABLISH MILL HERE Jack Lope, Who Reaently Escaped From the Cascade County Jail at Greet; Falls Was the . Mans—He Has Been Tried and Was Sentenced to -Five Years in the Pen. C. W. Stone, of Mere, :who -missed two valuable work horses from his pasture two weeks ago east Tuesday, and who came to this city. in search of them the ft:Mowing :day, recovered iiill1._the\ilettose part of last week, gays the Andith Gap Journal. At the time he niissed them he notarised the Fergus :ecsunty officials and they aent a, deputy out, but he not finding the horses or man on the streets of Gar- nein, returned o the county seat empty handed and witeout even . so Much as giving Mr. :Stone or anyone else a warrant for the arrest of the Mae who took the horses. At the time Mr. Stone was here it Was lbeaeved by many that the men who tank the horses was riot far dis- tant, and neither NUB he, but it was a. differ -era man than imagined. Mr. Stone trailed along the road at ran.- dom and finally after a lengthy •trip and; when he was doubling back - on igis track eying IP the search as 118016,1s, he came upon a. rancher who bed the information necessary. !The 4orse thief was followed to a ranch Shout fifty miles smell of this! city, and -Mr.,Stone -- /and les eangernion; both unarmed and Miteer an officer of the law,- were lanced to go to the ran& and mains the horses because efforts to secure a Warrant and assistance had been tittle. :Mr. Stone approached the house 'and when the thief came forth, m- aligned, he was ordered to go and put halters on the team, which was hear by. He hesitated some, but Stone, by holding his hand in his coat pocket, ied the thief to believe that be had a gun there, and intimat- ed that he wfoulld use it eindess his wishes were complied with. After the thief had haltered the horses and turned them over to their owner, he made goad his escape. J. F. Kiehl, stook inepecter„ was isotiaied in Bozeman, .Where he hap- pened to be, and was on the ground and in pursuit of the man as soon as possible, and web the assistance of the sheriff and hie force from Big Tiniber the , mian was caught. Upon investigation; it was learned `that the man was Jack Logan, an old talons rustier, ,who had escaped from the Cascade cotonty jail at Great Flails some• weeks ago. He told a rather ragged story, which, does not agree with any of the airoumetanees. went north into the Basin a day or so before the horses were taken from Mr. Stone's pasture and &tapped en route to get acquainted so that he Would have a stopping place on his return trip. He told the rancher that he was bound forfWittler on the' Mis- souri river, where be had six head of horses and that he was going to take them into the :Museelsheal country and ippit them to work - He returned to the ranch with Mr. Stone's team with- in forty-eight hours after leaving and the rancher became suspicious and told Mr. Logan, so. He explained it ' thus, that a friend of his had met him in Lewistown with one team and . he did, not have to go to Wilder, but this information was not satisfactory to the rancher, wthich information led materially in, the capture. Logan is now in the Great. Faale jail, from Where he will be sent up for a simi- lar offense. Considerable Interest Manifested In eehe Project end it Appears proba- ble That a Stock Company will Be Formed by Local Capital to Pet in Mill. A. N„ NIcKellips, a North Dakotai miller- who is Triennia* to establish a flour mill in Montana, spent Fri - ((ley in looking over deceit conditions. He met with the Commercial club and exereesedebtionself--ae-very-fa impressed with this location. • A number . of men interested Plate -mills have been in Moore re- tenely looking over the fielld - for the erection of a mill at this piece and. It seems more thanolikely that favor- alble action will: be tken on this all- important matter. Moore needs a tour mial and the ( local farmers seem partieularly anxious for a plant of this kind to be erected. From various re- ports made by d_fferent Lour men, ' seems that, no less than a 50 - barrel mill would be profitable:. The beat grade of hard wheat in the world is raised in the Judith, Basin.. The grain is, shipped to other Places to be milled and there seems reaeon why it could not be milled in Moore, the ;producer hauling his grain to the mOi or ast elevator from the ranch. Contetiatrahile thriiiii k A _De.? . int4 man-. ifeeted in , the, piefiSTOt and it appears probable that a stock company will be formed. A deal was concluded this weekl whereby .1. A. Hendricks becomes the sole owner of the Moore Automo- bile company, having :purchased the fatereet of his partner, 'EM. Tabass Wake in the concern. Mr. Theuxitieks, who is COTICItottly orsoupled with his duties as depute sherIN win immed- iately place a Man in charge ,of the Saint& in! i Major General Barnett, New Head . Of United States Marine Corps ODD FELLOWS PLAN FOR A NEW HOME MOORE ORDER MAKING , . PLANS FOR BUILDING TO BE PUT UP THIS SPRING. FIRST FLOOR FOR OPERA HOUSE Thirty by Seventy Two story Struc- ture Will Be Loceted on Fergus Avenue and Will Be Modern in Every Respect—Entirely Fireproof Throughout. At a, meeting held Tuesday eight the Odd Fellow•s of Moore voted to leave proms drawn for a new fester- tate hell :to be erected on taleir tots on Fergus avenue, adjoinang the Moore :Mercantile :company.. The o ry rThba - aerba7Fas ut;, 30x7e, with full! basement, and eutirely fireproof, \ The ease nem wall be aged us an opera house and wily be equipped' iwith sill modern conveniences. The aocige ball vaill be located on the (sec- ond floor, with reception, cloak and lunch rooms conveniently situated at ens end of the hall. The entire blurb& leg will be heated either by hot :wet- 'ee or steam. Work an :the hall le eateeeted be started this spring and rapidly pushed to oompleteon &JOB GENERAL GEORGE BARNETT is the new commander of the United States marine corps. He succeeds Major General W. P.. Bid- dle, who is to be stationed at Washington. Before Major General Barnett was promoted he h Id teeorenk of colonel and was ia charge asfele00 marines stationed at the feIgue-island navy yard, Philedeferhae i '111ra word in base work is said to have decided Secretary of the Navy Daniels to advance him. There are about 10,000 members of the marine corps, a type of which may be seen in the illustration, which also shows Major General Barnett Mr. and . Mrs. Geo. D. Anne ar- 'rived in ?, the qity from Denton last Saturday wad , were guests at the H. 'E strong home. Mr. Anne returned to Denton on Monday morning while Mrs. Anne Will remain here this eeek to 'pay shorb Ales to a number of her friends. XV. J. +toms - -reterned theotaet et the week from Great Fells, where he ;had been serving as e. juror in the 'federal court for two weeks previous. PROVISIONS OF NEW PRIMARY ELECTION LAW For the benefit of those readers of 'The Empire 'who may not he fully: aware of the provisions of Montana's new iPrimary Election Law we Print below a brief expression relative to its most per so tinent points, by C: S. Wagner, of Attorney General D. M. Kelly's staff. Every voter should acquaint' him' ellf with the changes Which 'have been made in our electio. laws. On Monday, August 24, 1914 win be held the first primary notreinating election in this state under the law{ Initiated and passed by the people at the last general election. This law provides the only and exclusive :meth- od whereby a candidate of any exist- ing political party for public office may have his name printed upon the official ballot at the stioceeding No - ember election. The law, however dotes not apply to persona seeking public office who are not members of any political party, but who, never- theless, desire to run fort oifice, on ad independent, non-partisan ticket; OW Persons are not concerned el the pri- mary election law, for the procedure to 'be followed in such case' is printed In Section 524 of the Revised Codes, 1907, and their names may !be printed On the official general election ballot only in the manner as has been cus- tomary in the past. The idea sought to be conveyed is that the primary election law epelles to polittcali party candidates and to no other. Must be Registered. No qualified voter in this state 'will be permitted to vote at the primary: election unless his name appears up- on the official precinct register of hid residence on, election day. Hence it Is essential for every person desiring to exercise the elective franchise at the primary to register, provided his niame is not already on the official list in the county clerk's oileicelad dig county where he resides. Those who twere registered and voted et the last general election Will not be required again „, register. In fact after a Wan once registers he will not again be required to register, as the law cow stands BO long AS he inakIltlaine his residenae and votes at every gen- eral and special November election held in his county. Take Your Plck. When the voter enters the booth to vote he will be handed as many, ballots as there are political Part - ies keying dandidates for nomination In the field. These :ballots twill be toeourely fastened together and from the number the voter may detach on - 'ay the one of his panty, Which ever it May be, and wheil he has marked it Wad- is ready to vote lie will return, to the judges the unmarked ballots, as weld as the one he has voted the ormer will be deposited by the judges in the blank ballot box and the eater in, the ()facial box. As To Spilt Ticket, The names . for all aspirants for party nominations will appear mete ballots in alphabetical order, second- ing to -surname and there is no limit to the nuanter ef names' which mcly thus appear, the only coduittion being that the candidate for nomination has arevicnely •taken the necessary steps to insure his name appearing there. it will thus be seen that one may not Vote a split ticket at a prmary elec- tion. True, the law recgnizes his 'right to refese .to vote for any person Whose name is printed on the official ballot and will permit him to Write in the name of any person for Whom he desires to vote. How To Vote Suppose for instance that the voter a democrat, wants to vote for a cer- tain person for a particelar office Whose name appears printed on the republican ballot. He may not vote part of one ballot and then part of enother, but the law permits him to write an the blank spaces provided therefor on the particular ballot he idoes vote., the name of any person he may choose to vote foe; If the name so written happens to be the name of any person whose name is printed oh any \leer ballot at villt not count for retch person, as a party vote will eount as one vote for mph person as a candidate upon Whose ticket his name is written. To illustrate. if Uohai Doe, whose name is printed on the democratic ballot, receives 75 votes on that ticket and his name is Written on the republican ballot 25 tames, he will have been,. voted 100 times altogether, but the \votes will count as 75 democratic votes and 25 eepublican, votes. If Richard Roe re- iceives a total of 76 votes for the flame office and out the stliae ticket be will defeat his oppenent John, Doe„ who received the hundred votes in the manner indicated,1 for . Rich- e* Roe's vetes are all counted as votes of his panty. Thue it will be seen that whilst splits are tolerated under the law, in the manner indicated, the voter dieing So is in a useless and unerofitable pastime, may Sign Them All? Soon the time will come when the average voter will be besieged with requests to sign nomination petitions for his numerous office seeking friends, for this is the method under the law Whereby theyenay and place apom; thet . ooficial ballet. The law is very lenient in regard' to voter's rights in signing such ?petitions. He may . do so without stint or compels sion-.-entay sign as many petitions for the same - office en the same party ticket as he may choose to sign. No Pledge to Vote. Yes, even to the extent of signing nonhpartialan petitions.* after the pri- mary election is over, to enable men Without party to and place 11.DOM the official generall election beliete The provision is doubtless humane beftire the law, for it serves a two -told pur- pose in that'it is an indirect guaran- ty to the signer of the petition that he in no way pledges himself to vote for any man whose petition he bad signed, and further it enables hint to so comport himself as not to \tip his hand\ to the office seeker or to the public, thus maintaining inviolate the secret of the ballot. Must See The Voter. Party nominees under the new law, are required, :to wage battle in two campaigns; the first, a sort of free- forsall scramble for nomination and emmommisasse the second for the office at the gen- eral election as of old. The staid age old convention system ,with its neboh maligned and more or less fabled mite pealing and intriguery has made way for the new, and in this state, tin. tried method of placing party nomi- nations directly in the bands of the people. Elet•tonholing in the future by overzealous and designing pti- clans will be with the voter and hot with the -convention delegate. What Petition May contain, The petition may contain, at the option of the candidate, a statement of 'any measure or principles he es- pecially advocates, in not to exceed 100 words, and the form in which he desires it printed on the nomination ballot In not exceeding 12 words. There must also !be filed in the can- &date's behalf ,a like petition sign- ed by the required number of qualified voters. If for a state office signa- tures Mat be prooured in at least one -tenth of the precineta in at least seven counties of this state; if for a district Office embrace* more than one county, signatures must be obtained in at least one -eighth df the {precincts of at least two counties the district; if for county or munriollp- al office, or district office to bto voted for only in one county, signa- tures must be secured in at :least one fifth of 'the voting precincts, of the comity, mumdeipality or district. Twenty-five Days Before ' , Election; All nomination petitions for state office, for district office avhere the district embraces more than, one county, and the district judge must be filed with the secretary of state at least 20 days before the day any primary election is • held for the county, • dietr'ct or city election the certificates must be ,filed with the covaty clerk, as the case may be, at least 15 days before the primary el- ection.' 'When a candidate has mere filed his proper petitions, the one signed by himself and the one by the GAMBLING SENTENCE IMPOSED STANFORD MAN PLEADS GUILTY, EXPECTiNe A FINE, BUT GETS SENTENCE. PROPOSES TO END GAMBLING Six months in Jail and Fine of Five Hundred Dollars Is Meted Out 120 J. D. Snyder—He Failed to Heed Warning 'When Other Men Were Convicted. Lewistowsi, March 25.--4Six tmonthe In the. county jail and a fine of $500, or in lieu thereof 350 days additionas in jail, was the sentence imposed by Judge Roy E. Ayers Saturday aft- ernoon upon J. D.' Snyder. a atAnfrmri_ saloon keeper, •upon his .plea of guilty to 'a cleirge of eombling. .Snyder •eu- tered the ple.-t eipecting to receive a light sentence., the court haring let rill the men recently Indicted by the !grand jury for gambling off With fines of $100 each and a suspended Jail sentence. He seemed steamed! • when he heard the sentence and when Judge Ayers explained at 'the time. those indicted were sentenced he gave due ?warty:n i g that those thereaft- er found guilty would. be very severe- ly dealt with, said he not under- stood It. Snyder was so steeply e- rected that Judge Ayers said he felt .sorry for him, but the defendant knew perfectly well of the watmang given from, the bench and had per- sisted in having a gambling game In hie saloon. The complaining witness in the case claimed that he had !lost: $590 this gam:Wing game, but aside *Om hie) ether witnesses asialift teat ha.vinig !Oat sums running from $15 to $90. Judge Ayers said it was not hie desire -to persecute any one bet tie did propose to put a stop to gatnilas ling in :tees county. ' kr the former cases he had shewn aendeney and giv- en nfl a chance to keep within the ISAV 141 future. Snyder had not seen lie to accept that warning end the court found it necessary to Make plain the fact that brunt just What he said. Being the aloon bueiness, which, while a legetmate business, wars still looked- down upon, the defendant should have made an ef- • fort to keep the business as dlean as Possible, but he had seen Bit to furth- er degrade it in the public mind by running a gambling genie in connect- ion with it. Ignoring the court's waraskig 'and defying the law. The tittle increases in (the amount of fines Imposed in the past had not had any particular elect, and it seemed 'nec- essary to impress the lesson in a way that soma - not be forgotten. ELK DID NOT COME DOWN; MONEY PUT IN BANK. - -- Game Warden Berkin announces 'tbrart owing to failure tra obtaining the elk asked for by Fergus copountY sportsmen with Which :to etiock the 'Belt mountains, the money subscrib- ed for tits purpose :has been piec- ed at tratereot hi one of the Lewis- town banks and that the elk will be forthcoming next winter. Because og the miktneta of the winter and lack of snow..autflotant feed could be ob- tained by the animals an the Yellow- stione Park so that the elk did not qame down out as the parkl as woe eispeoted, hence they could not be 'captured. LOCAL LUMBERMEN ATTEND BIG BANQUET. W. .J. OW0O, president and general manager of the Basin Lumber coin - Pane. and C. M. Leach, loos!, yard manager. ,weirt to Lewistavan last 'Friday to attend the annual' meets Ong of the officers and managers of 'the company. After the business end tof the meeting had' been concluded, a delightfull banquet was 'given in the: evening at the alotel Fergus. Mr. Owen presided as teetotal - Allister anti msmber of prondinent business men of Lewistown and vithelesale salesmen who were at the meeting asid ban , . required number of voters he will not . re . e, — t responded to toes*. The en - be permitted to withdraw from &al t a r ., mama was a huge success' fromi race. Death or :challge of residencel iboth a atta t ta _a emit Ifilnd 80e1116 a tan& (Concluded neat wk) • 0 , 1001110IL e0, S .

The Inland Empire (Moore, Mont.), 26 March 1914, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.