Geyser Judith Basin Times (Geyser, Mont.) 1911-1920, October 31, 1912, Image 1
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VOL. 2. • 1. .4 At , /,• .; 10; 0 4, 6P:11 . -7\.• • -Pi% /7/ • - 4144 j GEYSER, MONT., OCT. 31, 1912 .07 - s• NO. 33 Barnes and in Great Fall In his report recom- interior, who spent nearly six months Wilson Out Closely Following Resignation of Receiver Wilson, Register Barnes Is Removed by the President A dispatch from Washington dated October 28, says: \President Taft has removed Edward L. Barnes, .register of the land office at Great Falls, Mon- tana, and accepted the resignation of Receiver Wilson of the same office. The action follows an investigation. Successors will be named in a few days.\ Announcement was made last week that C. A. Wilson had resigned his position as receiver of the land office to accept a position with the Anacon- da Copper Mining Co. No reason was given for the change except that he had been considering the offer for several weeks. The announcement that Major Barnes was to be removed has created quite a sensation. No information as to the cause for his removal has been given out. Vhen seen by reporters for the Great Falls papers Major Barnes said he had nothing to say ex- cept that he had had ho intimation of such a move. He stated Ile knew tui cause for the action. He said he would act according to what seemed best when he knew more, but that he would a hearing and -would expect to be reinstated unless the charges were proven. -A man Who feels absolutely sure that he has been doing right and performing the duties assigned to him need not fear a hearing oncharges in- tended to bring about his dismissal,\ said Major Barnes. \That is just what 1 have been doing and I shall call upon my accusers to make good or I shall expect to be continued in my office. I was appointed on August 1, 1910 for four, years.\ The investigation mentioned was made by Inspector Dixon, special rep- resentative of the secretary of the mending the also recom J. W. Ro C. Peter •hang,es, Inspector Dixon ended successors in office. rts as receiver and Julius I as register. Because of con- ditidiss in the land office. Nit.\'\\stiOrilliant insis d that a lawyer must be named Has a to fill the position of register and the recommendation of Mr. Peters was made in connection with that idea. Some few days since Mr. Cullom, chief of the field division of the in- terior department visited Great Falls for the purpose of investigating the gentleman recommended by Inspector Dixon, and it is understood that his findnigs were satisfactory, and that Messrs. Roberts and Peters will be named by the department in accord- ance with the Dixon report. Death Calls W. F. Meyer Congressman Pray 's Running Mate Dies While Campaighing.—W. R. Allen to Fill Vacancy XV. F. Meytr. state senator Carbon county and Republican candi- date for congress, who was taken ill while campaigning in Butte October 13, died last Thursday night of valvu- lar heart trouble at a hospital in that city: Mr. Meyer home was in Red Lodge, and he was one of the best- known legislators in Montana. fie served continuously in the legislative assembly from 1895. when he was elected representative. In 1900 he was elected to the state senate. He was the principal political leader of southern Montana and prominent in the state councils of the party. The republican state central com- mittee at a meeting in Helena Satur- day unanimously named W. R. Allen of Anaconda for the vacancy on their ticket due to the death of Senator Meyer. Mr. Allen is lieutenant gov- ernor of Montana and was a leading candidate before the republican state convention for governor, but withdrew in favor of Harry L. Wilson. Harry Wilson for Governor Young Billings Attorney Record for Cleanness and Capability Harry L. Wilson of Billings, the republican nominee for governor of Montana, represents a new force in 14 ARRY L. WILSON Montana politics. He is young, as politicians go. and he has a record which for cleanliness and capability cannot be surpassed. Absolutely without past or present connection with any corporate interests, a republi- can to the core, progressive in princi- pals and loyal to his party, a speaker of unusual ability and possessed of an analytical mind which is the envy of many a seasoned lawyer of double his years. Mr. Wilson' is the strongest candidate the republicans of Montana could have placed at the head of the ticket. Mr. Wilson was born in Illinois in 1879.. kVith his parents he came to : Miles City, Monana, in 1894, where , laity graduated from the high school in 1897. Ile later attended the Northern Indiana University at Val- paraiso. Ind.. and graduated from the law department of that institution. He (Continued on page 8) Pray and Allen Alust Check Voters. The at of judges of election for Congress is called to the fact that under the nes% will be registration law each precinct furnished is nit two complete lists of the registra ion for that precinct, and that it is absolotely necessary that the judges check with a cross the name of each man voting. If this is not done, it will be necessary for the voter whose name is 'unchecked to register again before the next following election. The law states specifically that those who are registered but do not vote will be obliged to register again, and if a voter casts his ballot but is not checked on the judges' list lie is recorded as not voting. Hence it is of the utmost importance that the judges carefully check the name of every man voting. The Republican Nominees Make a' Strong Bid for the Votes of the People The successful battle which ('hat k's N. Pray, Montana's representative in congress, waged in behalf of the three - CHARLES N. PR AY year homestead law, is sufficient to en- title him to the VOW of every citizen of the state. had he no other recommen- dation. That, however, is only a small ,sart of the excellent congressional record N% 11101 brought him the nomina- tion for re-election at the hands of the republ;can convention, and upon which he now seeks re-election. Hundreds of ,resjilents in every part of the stale will vouch for the promptness .with which Mr. Pray has attended to the :intetests of Montana people at the capital. Six years in congress has made him a familiar figure at the cap- ital and his devotion to duty and the welfare of Nlontana and NIontana's people have won for him an ens iable reputation among his fellow solons. During the sesion of the 611 con- gress just completed Nir Pray intro- duced 28 bills in congress. made 14 speeches, reported five bills from coin- (('ontinued on page 4) Big Bridge Is Now Finished Great Northern Now Laying Steel Toward Lewistown. Train Service About Dec. 1st The big bridge across the Judith river, on which the Pittsburg Construc- tion company has been working all summer, was completed last night and steel is now laid across the river, says last Friday's Lewistown News, This work is completed upon about sched- ule time, according to an estimate re - i cently given by chid( engineer Hoge - land. Of course there is some finish- ing up to do on the big bridge, but the work i, practically completed. The grade from that point to Lew- istown is nearly completed and track - laying will begin Mondax from the . river on to Less stow n. It will not be ( very long now before the steel rails of the ;rei . t: ptta N e t . :r . tht:r i :s oi ss i t • ; i le l: mouth i s l i l n i is t required to finish the work, while, with a continuance of line weather, more rapid progress will. of course, he made. 'Shortage of men is causing minis delay. Four Good Measures Designed to Correct Political Abuses —Voters Will Have a Chance to Enact Them Into Laws The attention of Montana voters should not be given entirely to the rival candidates for public office, says the Fort Benton River Press. There are other matters to be decided at the coming election, among them being Four reform measures. presented by the initiative method, and which were prepared by the People's Power League. The voters will have the opportunity to enact these measures into law, or reject them as they see lit. Perhaps first in importance of these bills is the direct Primary bill. The people of Montana have been clannir- ing for many years for an adequate primary election law. The one sub- mitted for their approval is believed to be one of the best ever drawn. Its enactment into law will go far toward correcting enisting political abuses. It places the matter of naming 311 candi- dates for office directly up to the pea - pie. It will sound the death knell of the convention system and : boss : rule. •A second bill submitted provides for a presideinial preference primary. This is also meritorious. This law will give 'the voters an opportunity of indicating their preference for president. It is ialtogether probable that a majority of ' the states in the union will have such laws on their statute books before an- other presidential year rolls around. and such being the case, the national convention will follow the state gath- erings of similar character into the S4:ra p heap of (MI swim political devices. A third bill provides for a limitation of campaign expenses, which is what is properly known as a corrupt practice act. Like the two previously discussed it is meritorious and should be acted upon favorably by the voters, (Continued on page 4) w „... , , , in 1 000 lb. lots 4 , ex '.' , • A . \%\ $ 500 Flour lb. lots $2.65 ‘ 4 , I tunity is per Buy your now for startling superior hundred supply cash and low prices. for you to of get to obtain any brand, flour for the winter the benefit of these This is a rare oppor- the Rex flour that at such low price. FLOUR * The . _. . 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