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m m i r â f f i f s l - m & m i m m m , * m r n ü l • a t e M m r f h t e t e r «t WWfern D tets « a i I t e am « f m » tataro« «a aacahd-dass mgttar Jas SI, 1111, «t th« p o s te ro «t Wisdom Mo»tana, t e o r Act ol More« », i t t i »Oe por lach per in««. Plate mattar »6c. Readers Lßc per Uno trat taìeeitioau 6c after Foreign Advertising Rspr»*««»r»Uvf THE AMERICAN PRESS ASSOCIATION Our Country! Ia her Inter course with foreign nation*, quay aha always be In the right; but our country, right or wrong —Stephen Decatur and The Dig Hole Basin New* THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 1924 Î t WHAT DENNIS HAS DONE Lee Dennis, republican candidate for governor,has a record open to in vestigation. Among his outstanding achievements is the increased savin* in freight rates made possible t< farmers and stockmen of Montana Through his initiative and unllirim effort one-third of the freight rates on hay, feed, grain and various othei commodities was saved during thi most trying period in Montana his tory. A similar saving was made ii the forced shipment of feeder stock to points out of Uhe state. Eigrues taken from the office o the state board of equalization shoe that the actual and estimated savin.' to the people of Montana In denyin; the petition of the American Railwaj Express company for an increase o' 26 per cent in rates between points within the state and from points out side to points in Montana amount ti l l , 386,878. Actual saving on interstate traf fle from October, 1920, to March 31 1924,incisive,amounted to »677,960 The estimated saving in denying the increased freight rates from April ti December, 1924, is 1140,246, Tin estimated saving for 1926 is $28,768 on Interstate traffic and on intersltati traffic for the eame period is $639, 404, making a total of $1,386,378 As head of the railroad commis slon, Lee Dennis took an active part in the g e n e r a l investigation of freight raites, co-operating with the Interstate Commerce Commission which resulted in a flat decrease ol 10 per cent in all freight rates,which has applied to the total freight rev enue of ail reads in Montana for 1921, residents of this state have been relieved of an annual transper tation bill of $6,460,614. This is based solely on the Montana opera tion and its application in this state was possible by the action of the commission of which Lee Dennis is chairman.—Phlltpsburg Mail. WHAT DIXON DIDN'T DO f i l i l i m WÊ BUTTE PEOPLE COOK BY WIRE AND SAVE COIN W. H. Stork Doe« Everything Electrically In Six-Room Bungalow for $ 9 .9 6 a Month; Mrs. McAboy, Spending $3.86, Would Rather Give up Plano than Electric Range , (From our regular correspondent) BUTTE, MONT,, Augus^7, 1924.—W. H. Stork, of Bessette- Stork Co., printers, with his wifrand child, lives in a six-room bungalow at 1236 West Platinum Street, this city. He has used electricity m his home for 15 years. Under the old rates of the Montana Power Company, Mr. Stork was a pleased and satisfied customer. Under the new rates, which have been in effect for the past 13 months, he is an enthusiast. “My house is thoroughly equipped with electrical appliances”, said Mr. Stork to a reporter for this paper, as he stepped from the Power Company’s office the other day, waving a receipted bill. “1 have 35 electric lamps, a four-burner, superautomatic Hotpoint Hughes electric range, electric water heater, toaster, vacuum cleaner, curling iron, perco lator and waffle iron. “During May, June and July, my bills averaged $9.95 a month. But if it cost twice as much, 1 wouldn’t abandon a single electrical appli ance in the house. In fact, the rate is so reasonable that if we go out of an evening and leave all the lights burning, 1 never worry, knowing that the more current we use the cheaper the rate.” Charles D. McAboy, of the McAboy Plumbing Company, has an apartment at 14 North Montana Street equipped with 15 electric lights, electric range, fan, vacuum cleaner, flat iron and curling iron. “Our bill for June”, Mrs. McAboy told the reporter, “was $4.70, and for July $3.85. 1 am passionately fond of music, but I would rather give up my piano than my electric range, which is 25% cheaper to operate than the gas range we used to use.” The Montana Power Company Wherever Represented CAPITAL AND «¡¿PUTS a s s e t s o y s a P r o p t e r t bot cro*matir« is m M Ì M t> t o 4 a t e méthode vie i £ Former State Senator J W Antler i ton, seeking the nomination on the farmer-labor ticket this year for the offiee of Unite» States senator, does not hesitate In his pubiie speeches to challenge Governor Dixon. In s speech at Brash Lake, where he ad dressed a crowd estimated at be six and seven thousand people, he devoted mueh time te shewing that Governor Dixon had betrayed the people and hi closing said, la part: “I challenge the friends of Gov ernor Dixon to point (a a solitary aet of the governor Chat has rodeoed the tax hwrdea ef fim farmers and merchants of the state. The mUBem of taer eased revsnae from sew forms of t a t e t e t e t e teamed ta any ■he t i p t e hvrftaa a* taxation hjp.. aha. smflsflss ef workers and farmers of Montanai fully understand these things and are ready to speak their protest at the polls. “No voter can help but understand the Montana situation if he will but carefully ponder this one fact .which Dixon’s friends cannot deny, that the state has gone over two millions dol lars farther in debt under Dixon's administration at the same time that the state has been receiving more money from taxes than ever before.\ (TUBING POLITICIANS At a meeting In Wakefield, Mass., recently of the representatives of the leading weekly newspapers published in the suburbs of Greater Boston it was agreed that a notlee not exceed- ng 200 words in (length covered all the news value there could be to the announcement of any candidate for political office and beyond that can didates must pay the advertising rate charged by the papers, and that such matter mast of necessity be labeled “Political Advertisement.” Well done, Wakefield; may your tribe increase! This free sop stuff is laughable if one isn’t angered by the demand. It frequently happens that a merchant seeks office and the demands made upon the press equal ta comparison te the giving by that merchant of a »Ik shirt to the editor whenever he buy* a sew necktie, . COftOflSSIGXBKS MEET We haven't space for the entire proceedings ef the county eem- misaioBera at their August *«*s4ea. Suffice it t» report that the total e la te allowed amounted to $16,- »87. IS, ef whdeh the eewnty print ing took | t 78 t e tht eomty -»trie Dcrtag t e usteh t e t o wna f t e t e $ 8 8 8 4 .8 8 m teatea, $t»M < to t e H M a h t e t e t e f C f t o t e t e t ef Rankin Leading Ail Candidates ATTORNEY GENERAL RANKIN WILL RE NOMINATED FOB 1. f4. MENATE RY OVER WHELMING MAJORITY It has been conceded for months that Attorney General Rankin will be the republican nominee for the United States senate. In every coun ty in Montana he is far in the lead of ail his opponents. • Rankin was born on a ranch te Montana, Is a member ef the Amer ican Legten, president of the Helena Bar associati©!* formerly s e ither of t e «tate heard ef law examiners by appointment from the supHne court His record as attorney end t e trial lawyer is t e r n i to 4H. He is a strong auppwtsr o f «affitta tel t e prtadHto cJHa tor - Senator ddb, W. T t e m » . Fato t e . Little Miss Phyllis Armitage, aged 12, asserted her rights as a ranch er’s daughter this season and took up her position on a rake at the Sunny Slope ranch Monday of this week her team became frightened at a dog in the meadow and ran away. The first Jump of the frightened ani mals threw the little lady onto the rake tongue but she remembered the Instructions given her in case of an accident and made no attempt to es cape from her perilous position to be caught in front of the rake teeth and dragged to death. Instead, she reached backward with one arm to encircle the seat brace and with the other retained her hold upon the lines. Standing, or reclining, thus she rode for about a mile but drove into the corral seated, as if nothing had happened. She was considerably bruised and had the skin scraped oft her little body in several places but is ready to go out again if the sore spots get well before haying is over. Mrs. Hathaway drove to Jackson Friday to see Ralph Quigley, afflict ed with smallpox, and to vaeeiaate all who desired i t Fifteen availed themselves of the opportunity. Mr. Quigley was quite ill, being at the very worst stage of the disease that day, but there was nothing danger ous about his condition nnd he is do ing nicely at this writing. Several cases of smallpox were reported hut none ether than Ralph Quigley could be located. One of the young men said to he stricken was In Wis dom that evening, having Just in- jshed a 21-day Job of haying without losing a meal. 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