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vsr.y.y e o Utile 1. THE BEAR PAW MOUNTAINEER Sialy, MOItUL Jvn3 22 1911 '7/Mot Ntioter 1 New State Bill WEEK CF THE COMMISSION ON THE DIRECT FRIMARY ELECTION BILL UC SAVISSION TO MEMBERS OF ST3.TE LE ., ;SLATIVE ASSEMBLY. To His Excellency Governor Ed- win I. Norris, Helena Montana. Dear sir: You commitsion, appointedl to e a district primary election bill for submission to the members of the state legislative assemb'y, beg leave to submit herewith the re- sult of our &liberal i met. Pursuant to your call, the commis- sion met in the office of the govern or at two o'clock p. in., June 5 lel I Those present comprised the enthe membership of the commission, as follows: Senators T. M. Everelt ofj Chouteau county. George MeCone of! Dawson county, and Tom Stout of j Fergus county, and representatives J Law of Gallatin county, Tolman of Carbon county, and hirschwing of Cascade county. The contn.iision was formally organized by the elect- ion of senator Tom Stout as chair- man and Representative Ben Law as secretary. At that and teveral sub; tquerit sessions of the commissi'm the end- ous questions involved in the subject of the direct primary nominating el- ections were given the most careful consideration, and free and ample discussions were engaged la by the various members of the commission. As a result of these discussions, the commission unanimously agreed that the law now in effect in the state of Oregon, taken as a whole, embodies more clearly the essential features of an effective, comprehensive direct primary nominating law than any other now in effect. For this reason the Oregon law was chosen, unani- mously, as the model after which the bill herewith submitted was pat- terned. It was found necessary to depart from some of the minor fea- tures of the Oregon law in order that the bill drafted by this commission should conform to the registration and other election laws of the state of Montana. The Oregon law pro- vides that the primary election re- turns shall be canvassed by a board comprising the county clerk and two justices of the peace. Your commis- sion has deemed it wise to have the returns in this state canvassed by the regular canvassing board—the board of county cm lllll issioners. The necessity for this change, we believe will be readily apparent to all. The Oregon law provides for the closed\ system: that is, the declaration of party preference and the registration of the elector together with his par- ty affiliation. Some members of the commission were strongly inclined to favor the \open - system as prac- ticed under the Wisconsin law, but after a frank and full discussion of of this feature, which was practically the only one at issue among the ANY FARMER OR GROWER MY WIN THIS VALUABLE CUP, yip irst _ James J. Hill Offzrs $1,'200 Si:ver Trophy Cup for Bell . Wheat Raised in United States in 1911—Exhibited at American Land an. tfriviti= Exposition. Last month this paper publisIted an The wheat 'nest Iss ez:tompantso, by : acsount of the great Land Show to be an afEdavit, wietssest he two other ' hell in New York City on November 1 to 11, to get the most inda,.tri-up V • Yorkers -both Native Anier1rans and foreigners -out to Om broad acres of the country, away from the over er..wded to:he:tally cities, where work is scarce and hard to find. Ifach Ims been done since then. The farmers ai; over the country are going to try tird get that James J. Hill cup away the Northwest. Northwest. We must prevent t: by raising better wheat and mite les, a big exhibit from this section -no tee we will not only have the best cham. to win this valuable $1,000 Cup. that many of the New Yorkers wi), come to our section and buy land. need more good neighbors and 11111At llO r r boom this locality and siso the C ti`10 Northwest. What You Must Do to Wei This Cu'. The conditions are very simple and easy and any farmer or grower in the United States can easily compete for this cup. The trophy cup offered by James 3. Hill -Chairman of the Board of Direc- tors of the Great Northern Railway - is of silver and is valued at $1,000. II is over five feet high and is elaborately engraved. It will be presented -yours to have and hold always -to the farmer or grower in the United States who exhibits the best 100 pounds of wheat at the American Land and Irrigation Exposition, which will be held at Mad- ison.- Square Carden, New York City. November 3 to 11, 1911. members of the coin missi‘m, it e decided to incorporate in this I i!! the \closed\ feature of the Or. seii bill. Inasmuch as the labors of th:s t o mission contemplate the possible cal ling together of the legislative 2!S sembly in extra session, and sine • the cost of such a session is a con sideration of vital public inter, -,t more especially in view of the slat • ments that such an expenditure w ii , amount to front P.:0,000 to$00,0aao, your commission begs leave to sule mit its estimate of the probable cost of such a session. As shown by the books of the state auditor, the mileage paid thel mend), rs of the senate at the last! regular session was $1, II4.80 and to the members of the house of repre- sentatives $1,071.60, or a total for mileage o $3,186.40. The per diem of the senators, including the presi- dent of the senate, amounted to $250, and of the house, including the speaker, $772; or a total per diem of $972. It ia the belief of your commission that the clerical expense of an extra session will not $1,000 WatILE CUP. persers, secine these farts: That wheat is c‘hibited only by actual grower. Total yull per acre. Method ot preparation of laza Date and method of sowing seed. Date of harvesting. What crops were grew:: on land for three (d) years previous. Special Points. The general appearance and %%eight of the wheat- the trueness to varisty and type -,-will else govern the judges in PET4I)N EII; CIUULATE3 f 3. this great prize. ral Route Farmers Get Busy. It will be a great honor to you if you Win this valuable cup. The value of your tarni will be greatly increased -,you can sell all your wheat SI fancy prices for seed. Then, too, your neigh- hora will he prowl of you- for the win- ning of this cup will advertise this count y -this st ate and our Great North. west, Don't let Canada or the South• west win this cup and get the honor and advertising, which should belong to this community and the Northwest for raising the finest wheat in the world. Do your part. Start now. If you haven't received one of the handsome leaflets issued by the Great Northern Itailway-whieli tells all about this prize cup anal also several other valuable cups and cash prizes-whieh you can win, write to -day to E. C. Leetly. General Immigration Agent of the Great Non Ii' urn Railway, at Room No. 115, treat Northern Building. St, Paul. Minnesota. Ile will send you this leaflet and also tell you how to pack anal where to ship your grain. Write to -day. It may mean a $1.000 prize cup or a $1,000 cash prize for you. exceed 100 per day, this being a most Ii!)ecal estimate. Thus' the actual daily cost cannot exceel $1,- 072, exclusive of utile:ore. Your commission woulu ote ett (nett to es- timate the prolmble length of such a sesta llll , but having before it but one hitt' the express provisions ef which had besn previously agreed mem, it is scarcely conceivable i !tat the tidal cost of such extra sessiee a en exceed 10,00e, with the pro:m!ailities of it falling several thousand dollars un- der that SUM. YU hr commission subtitle: this bill firm in the belief that it will, if en- acted into a law, satisfy the demands of the people of Montana for ail I - est, effective primary eltet ion mind - rotting statute and that it e ill go far toward correcting such evils as may exist in the pretent system. a, Respectfully submitted, Tom Stout, Chairman. B. B. Law, Secretary. 1'. M. Everett. George McCann\. Joseph Kirseha J. N. Tolman. Relinquishment For Sale Cheap One and one-half miles from Big Sandy. Good 3 -room house. Snap if taken at once. Write or call at the Mountaineer Office State News Two freight trains came together near Whitefish last Tuesday, There seems to be lots of horse stealing going on around (ilaseow. list Sunday two persons were frown at Billings in all irrigat . ditch. A deputy sheriff was , tabbed at Saco last Mondet as a drunken sheep herder. Anaronda had a cloud bund June 19 that destroyed thosands of dollars worth of property. The people of ffavre now have enough names I in their petition for the new county of Aviator Eugene Ely was forced to give $1,000 to charity owing to his failure to fly last Tuesday at Butte. Great Falls a heavy rain accompa- nied by had winds, this week, which did intirli dainsge to telegraph wires and ether property. Chita. F. Word, nit attorney in Helena accidentally shot himself, on the same day chat he was to leave for Canada to be married. Farmers of the Big Bend country ask for ferry, Rather than ask for a bridge they petition for a ferry which will allow them to get their products to Rail Road with out the present long haul. Dentist Locates in Big Sandy (I, Werstell, dentist, has decided to open a dental parlor here In Big Sandy. Dr. Worstell has been practicing in Chicago for the past ten years and Big Sandy is lucky to have a man with his ex- perience. locate in our little city. Dr. Gaylord Worstell informs us that they will build an office building soon on the corner east of his restau- rant building. Watch Big Sandy grow. MAX THAT HAS NEARLY Ti MAE fElIDENTS 0: DIE PRA!. RIE DAILY MAIL SERVICE. - A pet it i is being cieellate I by John Truax that will give us a mail route from Big Saltily to the Kennil- wort h neighborlseel. John Ii as lit present nearly th- re- quired iiiimber of signers and from the inta‘retst the iieople of th • Prairie are taking in this matter it a ill not be long lief are he mill have that pet's tion all signed anal mailed to Wash - Lorton, D. C. This is °tie step more ttecnr,I buildieg up this owe It nisi! routes established, a few scheel Ii Rises da Hines the prairie here it i , (1 there and Big Sandy sit, then we u ill awake and find that our dreams have been realised. This 1111111 reute will gi VP the rest- deuts of the Prairie daill nee] Oc- hs, real at their deer. This route runs from Sandy west, going out on the north reacl anti returnine en the south road. :11r. Truax di-est., at considerable credit for the part ha' Ii at played in putting this thing t lirough, lie takes lots of hitt-rest in Partelke Prairie and is alwass willing to 110 Ills share to help !mild up and main- tain thwe enterprises that will be of import :me , - It, the residents. Change County Highway County Surveyor A, W. Merryfield, with R. E. Cowan and C. B. Van Al %tine appointed road viewers in this district, surveyed a new road lead- ing into Big Sandy. Hereafter the road will run straight out main street past the store and across the track to Merman's fence then west by the cemetery to t'..e old road. This will give us us level refined crossing which will be a good thing fur those leaving town with heavy loads. Tha• old crossing during wet weather has given consida•rable trou hie and everyone will appreciate the change. The read was also changed to follow sect 1011 lines bet ween here and Duck creek, ablaut five miles this side et Bee Idder. Orders were issued to all lanai owners, where at county road is pos- sible, to leave thirty fret on each side of section lines for a road. RELINYUIS/ISILST roa SALE — Six miles from town. Good shack, excel- lent hay lurid. This will ;:e sold cheaq if taken at once. Write or call to V., Shinn. Log Cabin Barber Shop. •