The Madisonian (Virginia City, Mont.) 1873-1915, July 31, 1914, Image 1
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.11116111.01, OP 4JJ Democrats are well pleased with all their candidates in the state primaries. Republicans and progressives offer the weakest aspirants imaginable. Only four state offices are to be contested HELENA DESPATCH TELLS OF THE SITUATION' Helena, July 25.—With the state primary election now but one month away, passing events justify the con- clusion that the Montana campaign of 1914 will be a fight over measures rather) than a fight over men, says a special dispatch to The Billings Jour- nal. At first glance this prediction may seem surprising, but a few side lights thrown upon the facts as they ap- pear are sufficient to lend strong col- or to this assumption. While the en- tries for the state campaign - do not 'close until August 4, astute political observers agree that the important entries are now in. In allprobabil- ity a later arrival for the primary handicap will be regarded as a rank outsider and be given scant consider- ation by the electorate. The democrats are well satisfied with their entries, and the big men of the republican and progressive - parties have been urged in vain ts get into the game. Invariably they have refused. Indications are that the republican and progressive tick- ets- are -almost - the weakest - simagin- able. Boiled down, the state primary will furnish but four contests; two of these in the democrap,party, where there are three entries each for rail- road -commissioner and associate ills- _tsee 4a -the -mignblican theire - iiiit - tWe' or three en- tries for railroad commissioner and three entries for the two places on 'the congressional ticket. In the two republican contests there will be practically no interest. The republican voters are - not Vor- Tied as to which two of the trio of congressional aspirants lead the par- ty. While they represent a wide range of ability and standing, aslar as vote getting capacity goes it doesn't matter whether Washington J. McCormick of Missoula, Fletcher Maddox of Great Falls or Sam Nich- olson of Helena, or which two or them carry, the republican banner in this fall's congressional race. fhe mere fact that Charley Pray and Harry Wilson and 0. F. Goddars: couldn't be persuaded to throw their hats into the ring shows the utter hopelessness with which the ordinary republican regards this fall's pro- spects. As far as the railroad commission- ership goes, Dan Boyle, the incum- bent, figures to win the nomination • over 0..W. Tong s sa. former employe - of the commissions and Nathan - God- frey, a former member of this body. Mr. Boyle should win the nomination because of his persenal popularity and his high standieg in the repub- lican organization, but even he ree- ognizes that the winning of a nom- ination will be the easiest of the - tasks which lie before him_ this fall. The progressive state ticket is al- ready cut and dried and there will -not even be the pretense of a con- test in the primaries. The congres- sional ticket will be composed of James M. Brinson of Butte and Wel- lington D. Rankin of Helena. Brin- son was imported Into Montana by the Roosevelt campaign committee In 1912 and elected to stay here. He is a big -Mouthed, heavily -worded, near orator of the old, ponderous school, whose chief effort in life seems to be to show a mystic connec- tion between present day affairs and the long forgotten events of Greek mythology. Brinson will snake lots of noise during the campaign, but be the progressive c ` road commissioner, known in the state hos expected to take a considerable part in the cam- paign t having sometl) ,g,ef a reputa- tion as a public speak'614 k The real effort of jite progressive party however, this, will will be di- rected towards the relleetion of As.. ociate- Justice - Wilibirirlf - . -- Holloway of the Supreme courts\ -1. swill be un- opposed for the rep n nomina- tion. The progressiv - 'lve decided not to name any ca ditto for the supreme court and / Laster formal - l' indorse Judge H Asay, ostensi- s hissaa s ajeward s for kishrfa _stand with the -remaining mernherssef ;ilii. supreme court in sustsijoing the val- idity of the initiatia end referen- dum. Back of the indorsement of Judge Holloway, however, there is clever politics. The progressive leaders fig- ure that if they indorse Holloway he will have a chance of/Winning in the November election. At any rate he will run so far ahead of the repub- Hear% congressional candidates that the progressives can point with pride to what they did in the election. They figure that it hvilt be an object lesson worth while if fusion is tontemplated in 1914. Congressmen Stout ssissi Evans will enter the primaries tosepposed and will iallop home easy victors in the November elections. ,As is conced- ed on all hands. The earnest efforts which have been put forth by these brilliant Montana representatives, to- gether with the increasing popular.. ity of the Wilson administration, make their election al; certain as any- thing can be in the domain of poli- tics. --43pirited contests will be staged for the other two places on the demcratic ticket. For railroad commissioner John 'A. Lovelace of Livingston fig urea as the logical winner both in the primaries and election, although Earl J. Johnson of Silver. Bow and Thomas L. Crary of Anaconda are earnest competitors for this place. For the associate judgeship John E. Erickson of Kalispell is picked as a winner by northern Montana obser- vers, and it is generally believed that his nomination will mean added strength to the ticket. Against him are pitted Judge J. B. Poindexter of Dillon, who has tre- mendous strength in the southwest- ern Montana, and Judge J. M. Cle- ments of Helena, who has a consider- able personal following throughout the state. Either of these it is be- lieved would win over Judge Hollo- way, despite the fact, that the Boze- man gentlemen will have the sup - he won't figure strongly in the re- turns.. Rankin, on the other hand, is the antithesis of' the ponderous person- age with whom he is politically as sociated. Rankin is young, brilliant, enthusiastic, tactless, erratic. He is intensely earnest; an unrelenting foe of big business and a typical twen- tieth century cruses*. This cam- paign will be his try -Put. His fri- ends figure that in time Rankin will probably go a ldwg ways in the po- litical game, but they are free to ad- mit that his inexperience- and the in- auspicious prospects of the , progres- siva party will make victory for him this fall out of the citiastien. Joseph A. William - 4f. Baker will ate for rail- -although un- (Continued on page Seven.) BIG INDEPENDENT PAPER GIVES SOUND ADVICE With abundant crops in prospect, better than have been known before in the history of the Treasure state; - with a Eclat of settlers and honieseeks - era flocking into the state and with one of the best - years of business promised to the railroads, it would look as though there is not .much oc- casion for the calamity howler in Montana, says The Billings Tribune, the leading non-political daily of Montana. We have some great problems con- fronting us and in order that they shall be properly solved we must at- tack them with a spirit of optimism, stud with clear Minds and cool heads. One of these problems is the settle- ment of the vast acreage which today lies dormnant, a deesrt waste, but which is susceptible to the highest -state of cultivation. There are thou- ' -sands, and hundreds of thousands of people who are land -hungry and who desire to establish for themselves homes in the great northwest, and .there is an abundance, of land in Montam: for all these. The problem is to get these landless men and this manless land together. -We cannot - tiosit so loarras-vefraisfesirtesthe es. lamity howler in state or community. We already have:1010st of settlers upon the public dd*,+iit. These set - tiers _will not ifigunes,in the produc- tion of the state forj . few years, for they are now busy *eloping their hinds, establishing iMprovements and stocking their farm* - .These men did not expect to at o . ' locum: results from their location :slid, homesteads; they did not expec4 reap before they had sown, lusts Sy do not ex- pect to spend a ss two years or even five years, ns g homes and reclaiming the desert unless they can feel safe in receiving returns when once they have ceased being settlers and have become farmers. With the dolorous cries of the calam- ity howler ringing in their ears, it would be naturel Or some of these (Continued on pa . ge Two.) the Ilbabioontan VOL. XLI. VIRGINIA CITY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, JULY 31, 1914. No. 45 WHO KILLED COCK ROBIN? The. Missoulian thinks it knows. Former Senator Dixon's contribution to mys- terious political questions are interesting, and in a double-barreled editorial he tells \Who Killed Cock Robin\ under the heading, \Who Wrecked . the Republican Par- ty.\ It adds some felicity to the coming campaign and is worth a close perusal The solicitude of some of our dem- Ocratit newspaper friends for the wel- fare of the present republican or- ganization is both tender and path- etic. They seem to have a holy horror osevelt and his bull moose re- calcitrants. Monday's Anaconda Standard evi- dently laboring under the belief that the present Montana state republican organization may fail in its efforts to induce someone to take the other nomination for congress, urges ,the siassahsation et -Orpheus F. Geddand of - 'billings; as the . running mate of the Hon. Samuel Nicholson of Helena. The Standard seems fearful that the republican nominations for con- gress may go by default. Inferentially, The Standard views with deep regret the fact that, \C. N. Pray, who has served several terms in congress, has announced that he will not be a candidate this time, possibly foreseeing that the election of any republican will be a very diffi- cult matter.\ Mr. Goddard was drafted once be- fore, in the -dark days of 1896, to lead a forlorn hope, when the elec- tion returns in November read some- thing like this: Goddard, 10,000; Charlie Hartman, 36,000. Mr. Goddard is an amiable gentle- man and might be' drafted again. What an awful predicament would confront us, if by tiny possibility, Montana voters should face the di- lemma of having to choose between Congressmen Evans and Stout and these bull moose congressional can- didates, Rankin and Brinson? _On the same -editorial page, in an- other appeal to \the republicans of Silver Bow,\ whose depleted ranks now number about 1 to 8, in the But- te election returns, our generally genial democratic contemporary urges the \republicans of Silver Bow\ to stand steadfast against any \fusion\ -with. *us few -Ass:rises! bull \ moosers that are still permitted to exist in the great copper' camp. The Standard says: \Republicans should remember that it was the progressives who wrecked the repub- lican party and retired members of that party from official positions which they had long been holding with much enjoyment and profit. That should never be forgotten. Whatever else happens, in the coming election, republicans should see to it that the progressives get nothing.\ Here we have been laboring under the false impression that it was the wicked democrats, under the leader- ship nf-the Henry of Navarro of lat- orsday democracy—Woodrow Wilson, who led the embattled democratic hosts to victory in 1912. And now comes The Standard and upsets all our first impressions with ANTI -SUFFRAGETTES HURL DEFIANCE AT SISTERS Butte, July 27.—The anti -suffrage movement which was started here two months ago, has spread with great rapidity over the state and now the Butte women have given the movement a fresh impetus by making their temporary organization perm- anent and choosing an executive board to push the campaign against granting of .suffrage to the women of the state of Montana this fall. The women opposed to the franchise iii this city are among the leaders in every movement for educational rind civic reforme - and &irritable - Works and they have wide acquaintnce-over the state. Mrs. Clinton H. Moore, chairman, is one of the pioneer club women of Montana. She is prominent in church and charity works and has lived in the state- for 36 years. Mrs. Theodore .Simons is the secretary and Mrs. W H. Merriman is treasurer. Six vice-chairmen with these of- ficers constitute the board which will have the management of the cam- paign in hand. The vice chairmen include Mrs. C. H. Bucher, president of the Florence Crittenden Circle, a woman of wide experience and judg- ment; Mrs. John Noyes, a resident of this city for 40 years, whose In- terests are bound up with the state; Mrs. J. M. White, chairman of the board of trustees .of- the Paul Clark tinrisarr inatitutior established- -by former Senator W. A. Clark for the benefit, of homeless children; Mrs. W. J. Christie, Mrs. $ohn M. Howard and Mrs. E.. B. Howell. r Circular and personal letters have been mailed calling on all women of the state to join. in public protest against the enfranchisement of wo- men. The women opposed to the amendment say that it Is necessary for women in every town and hamlet to let the voters know that the wo- men of the state by a large majority do not want the ballot and to do this they must organize in protest, other- wise the ballot will be forced upon the women of Montana jut as it is claimed it , has been in every other state by the insistent demands of a very small number of .women. Through the press the anti -suff- rage women are telling the story of how the Butte organization was launched by a call printed in the local papers urging every woman to come to the: meeting and sign her name as opposed to suffrage. From es- ery walk of life the women came and from that time to the present the roll has been increased day by day. Men and women both, whose names are not on the list, have come for- ward with offers of assistance. \Shall the state of Montana be given sver to suffrage this fall, on the plea of women from the east who have acquired a- 'hiking' reputation and have 'hiked' out here to tell the Montana men that the vote is the only sure cure for all the ills of the world?\ This is the question that the anti-surrage women are putting up to the voters. The antis claim that they are the representatives of the women who live in the state, have homes here, have helped build the state and are employed here, and they are going to leave no stone an - turned, so they declare, in their ef- forts to convince the men who have got to settle the question with their votes, that the women of Montana do not want the ballot. At a meeting held last week, the anti -suffrage women protested against the injustice of the report circulated that 4,000,000 club women voice the kction of the general federation of Women's clubs at the biennial in , Chi - cage; when a resolution endorsing -po- litical equality was passed. Many prominent club women are anti -suff- ragists and in the Butte organization are included many of the most prom- inent club women of Montana, wo- men who started the club movement and have been identified with all of its progressions. Communications addressed to any of the members of the board of the Butte Anti -Suffrage association, will receive prompt response. INSPECTS THE MILITIA. Governor S. V. Stewart and staff left Tuesday night for Fort Wright, Washington, where the Montana NEI- tional guards will,he inspected while the annual encampment is in pros gross. kiotfon pictures 'tomorrow night. its indignant accusation that the poor bull moosers were the guilty parties who '\wrecked the republican party and retired members of that party from official positions that they had long been holding with much enjoy- ment iand profit.\ The Standard does not even tem- per its righteous indignation with a feeling of gratitude to the poor bull moosers for permitting its own dem- ocratic frierids to—temporarily only— \holding with enjoyment and profit\ these same official -positions. ,Tha :only aroeble with -This Stand- ard's logic is the fact that it has the premises of its syllogism' reversed. For days the telegraph has told the story of the looting and wreck- ing of the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad to the extent of about $100,000,000. The three names most prominently connected with \high finance\ in the New Haven tragedy are: J. P. Morgan. William Rockefeller. Charles F. Booker. In the preliminary campaign to \wreck the republican party\ in 1912, these same three gentlemen, with others, bore a conspicuous part. Charles F. Booker was then and is now \member of the republican na- tional committee from Connecticut.\ Mr. Booker was in charge of the Taft forces in New England. Mr. Booker sat on the republican national committee at Chicago and was persistent and zealous In all the movements to unseat regularly elec- ted Roosevelt.delegates from Iadiana. California, Washington, West Vir- ginia, Michigan and other republican states of the north and west. Mr. William Rockefeller and Mr. J. P. Morgan furnished large sums of money to finance the conspiracy. The eight \Tilt delegates\ from Montana, elected by the same meth- ods used in the New Haven railroad directorate, held the balance of pow- er at Chicago. The eight votes of the Montana delegation would have turned the scale at tiny tinie; - iiid thus have saved the \wrecking of the republican party,\ which The Stand- ard now so bitterly resents. On the test vote at Chicago, the Caldera - k case, where the Roosevelt delegates had been selected by 77,- 000 majority, the, roll call showed just seven majority for consummat- ing the crime against the republican party. Montana's eight \Taft delegates\ turned the trick. On every vote they lined up with Booker, -Barnes, Pen- rose, st al. Let us recall who these eight from Montana were: Edward Donlan, Missoula. D. J. Charles, Silver Bow. George T. Beggs, Ravalli. Sam Stephenson, Cascade. George W. Clay, Valley. 0. M. Lanstrum, Lewis and C:urk. J E. y, A J. Wilcomb, Madison. Over here in western Montans, where two of the \Taft delegute - S' resided, the November election re- turns showed; Taft Roosevelt Missoula county . .. 589 1,773 Ravalli county . ... 316 896 Whenever we get to talking about \who wrecked the republican party and retired members of that party from official positions which they had long been holding with, much enjoy- ment and profit,\ let us try and keep the record fairly straight and in the meanwhile, let us keep our tempers sweet. The people know \who wrecked the republican party\ and they will not again follow the leadership of the men who were responsible- for that crime. STAKES ANNOUNCED. Announcement was made last week of the state fair stakes, which will be run in Helena from September 21 to 26, and the best horses from Ken- tucky and Canada, besides those now in this state, will take part in the big events. The list of stakes folloWaf 4 Butte handicap, five furlongs, $500. for two -year -olds; Tuesday,,Septem- ber 22<, _Upset -noes handicap, six tulle:wa s , $500, for three-year -olds; WIdnesday. September 23. \State fair\ handicap, one mile and an eighth, $1,000, for three-year - olds and upward; Thursday, Septem- ber 24. \Treasure state\ handicap, Futur- ity course, $500, for all ages, Friday, September 25. Commercial travelers' selling stake, One Mile and 70 yards, $600, for three- year -olds and upward; Saturday, Sep- tember 26. In addition to the stake events there will be six other events each day in the running races, with har- ness events on two days of the week. The state fair circuit, working in con- junction with the races of the county fairs, promises to be successful in getting horses from all sections of the state to run at the,variouS tracks. If you spend all you earn, come in and let us explain how a bank ac- count will help you. Southern Mon- tana Bank, Ennis, Mont.--Adv. SHERIDAN FORUM PRINTS POLITICAL CHRONICLES And lo, the time approached when new rulers were to be chosen to rule stfurstribes, and there was dissension and strife among the house of Rep and the house of Dem as to which should choose these rulers. And behold many of the tribesmen became exceeding wroth. and did speak among themselves saying: \Why should it not be meet that we choose for ourselves people who will do our bidding that we may gain and that our people may flourish?\ and thus did they make their 'com- plaint to the high priest. And it came to pass that the high priest was fearful of losing his power, for he had controlled these peoples low these many years. And he did try to appease the people in their wrath, but they would have none of it, and and tiroeshipped false idols and the high priest was sore perplexed. And when he saw that he was un- able alone to form a plan which woulth,\tatve the people\ he ailed unto himself from the valley his counsellors, even as Saul and David tedsionesbefore him. -- And when it became known to these counsellors by messenger that their \chief\ was in dire trouble and sore perplexed they did prepare to go to his aid. But the high priest, who was of the tribe of Rep was fearful of the wrath of the people and did send an- other emssenger praying- his courts cellors to come secretly. - And it came to pass that in the dead of night they gathered together in the valley and did disguise them- selves and departed for the rendez- vous in a rapid traveling menster which stank of burned oils yea even worse than brimstone, and,out of its bowels came fire and smoke. And that the tribe of Dim' should know naught of their dellbgrationis they went into the city of the king„ , (Continued on page Seven.)