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'Ru m Runner ' Bou nty Propos ed by Anti-Saloo n League
Urges Certain Amendments to State Enforce
ment Code to Make It Conform to Volstead
Act; Also Governor Be Empowered to Suspend
Officials Who Neglect or Refuse Enforce Law.
Special to The Daily Tribune.
Helena, Jan. 14.—Placing the whisky runner and bootlegger
upon the same plane as the predatory animal and establishing
a bounty upon them such as is now applicable to the wolf is one
of the objects to be sought by the proposed enforcement meas
ure which has already been prepared at the instance of the
Anti-Saloon league and which will be introduced in the legis
lature within a very short time.
The bill has been drawn with tlie<§>
idea of conforming to the sentiments
expressed by Governor Dixon in_ his
rccent message and will be submitted
to the governor prior to its introduc
tion to asucrtain if it meets with his
State "Dry" Sleuth.
The bill will not seek to go very ex
tensively into the illicit liquor traffic
but will contain three or four amend
ments to the present law with the idea
of making it conform to the Volstead
act. It will provide for the appoint
ment by the governor of an enforce
ment officer who will serve at the
pleasure of the governor, will pro
hibit the transportation of liquor with
in the state and will bring the injunc
tion into effect against the bootlegger
who sells from the person. The in
junction provision would be made ap
plicable to the bootlegger who sells
from the pocket and does not main
tain a place of business and who would
be penalized for contempt of court in
the case of violation of the injunction.
The transportatin clause would per
mit of the seizure and sale of vehicles
utilized and of the money derived from
these sales one-half would no to the
stjte board of exaxminers for the use
of the governor in the enforcement of
the prohibition law, one-fourth to the
school fund of the county in which the
seizure or furnishing information upon
which such seizure would _ be made.
This bounty idea is in keeping with a
federal law bearing upon similar con
fiscations upon Indian reservations.
$50 Reward for Still.
The bounty idea is desired to be
further carried out in the matter of the
seizure of illicit stills, in which case
$!>0 would be paid to the person bring
ing about such a seizure. According
to the Rev. Joseph Pope, of the anti
saloon league, this plan has already
proved successful in one of the lead
ing counties of the state.
Speaking of this proposed bill Mr.
Pone Thursday said:
"During m.v visit in Billings I heard
many very favorable and commend
atory remarks concerning Governor
Dixon's message. It is regarded by
our most intelligent citizens as a
statesmanlike facing of the problems
confronting the state.
"That part of the message in which
the governor announced a policy of
law enforcement, and requested the
legislature to provide the machinery
therefor and to make any necessary
îinendments to make more effective
the laws we now have that illicit
;iquor vendors be suppressed, was
Especially pleasing to the constituency
jf the anti-saloon league.
Objections Not Feared.
"We do not believe there will be any
serious objection or opposition to the
governor's proposals for more effect
ue enforcement of the law. The ex
perience of the past has taught us,
-is a similar experience has taught
jther states, that effective enforce
ment of the prohibition law, dealing
is it does with the most cunning and
laring violators of law. requires special
stnte machinery for that purpose.
"We would urge that certain amend
ments to the state enforcement code.
;o make it conform with the Volstead
let, be provided and that the governor
>e empowered to suspend officials who
aeglect, fail or refuse ot enforce the
Stills and Vehicles.
"I would advocate a bonirfy upon
stills and vehicles used in transport
ing liquors, just as we do on wolves.
The legislative committee of the anti
saloon league favor paying $50 for in
formation leading to the recovery of a
still and of one-fourth the amount re
covered from the sale of a confiscated
vehicle, to be paid to the person giv
Bg information leading to the recovery
it the same.
"There are many constables and
jther officers who, under the present
»ystcm, fail to get more than a mere
jittance for the performance of a dif
îicult and hazardous service. If it is a
food public polio- to provide
jounty on predatory animals for the
protection of defenceless livestock,
low much greater the necessity of
jromoting a rigid enforcement of the
aw designed to protect the public wel
fare from predatory persons."
Maval Court to Sit,
Probe Balloonist»*
Row Next Monday
Washington, Jan. 14.-—Convening of
i (aval court of inquiry at the Rock
iway, N. Y., air station nest Monday
o investigate the flight and loss of
he naval balloon in which Lieutenants
Ilonr, IJfritoit and Farrell were ear
ned to tC^flhores of Hudson Bay was
■rdered Tridny night by Secretary
)nni9te. Directions provided also for
oquiry into 'the conduct" of the bal
»on's persoÉfî^-while absent from the
ir station.
Steel Workers'
Unionization Is
Aim of Unions
Washington, Jan. 14. —(By the As
sociated Press).—Representatives of
the international and national unions in
the steel industry decided here Friday
to launch a new campaign to organize
iron and steel workers throughout the
Unemployment and present industrial
conditions, it was announced, would not
interfere or cause a postponement of
the new steel unization plans. Decis
ion to combat at onceany effort by the
United States Steel corporation to re
duce the present standard of wages in
the steel mills also was reached.
The committee was said to expect to
begin its active work in the early
spring, ■
The campaign will be conducted by a
new committee to be Officially known
as the executive council of national and
international organizations in the steel
industry affiliated with the American
Federation of Labor. This committee
replaces the national committee for or
ganizing iron nad steel workers, which
conducted the great steel strike of last
Fourteen mational and international
unions will participate in the new cam
paign and be represented by the execu
tive council.
Revenues Insufficient,
Funds Lacking for
Supplies, Claim.
Washington, Jan. 14.—Increased
rates granted the railroads have failed
to yield anticipated revenues and many
roads are in a precarious financial con
dition, in some instances without funds
to purchase supplies, a group of rail
way executives declared Friday before
the house commerce committee.
Urging amendment of the transpor
tation act to enable the carriers to ob
tain partial settlement for losses sus
tained during the six months guarantee
period after government control ended,
the delegation told the committee that
relief must be granted immediately if
the transportation system of the coun
try is to function effectively.
Chairman Clark of the interstate
commerce commission also advocated
amendment of the transportation act
to permit partial settlement of the rail
roads claims.
Senators Tack Riders
on Fordney Tariff Bill
Wool Slump Explained
by the Commission;
Wheat Levy Raised.
Washington, Jan. 14.—Three am
endments were tacked on tho Fordney
emergency tariff bill by the senate
finance committee Friday in its first
day's consideration in executive session
after the recent pubic hearings of the
After the commttee had voted 10 to
4 to open the bill to amendments, Sen
ators Calder, Republican. New York,
and Jones, Democrat, New Mexico, got
provisions through which materially
broadened the scope of the measure
and Senator MeCuinber, North Dakota
obtained acceptance of a higher import
duty on wheat.
40 Cents on Wheat.
The McCumber amendment would
fix a tariff on imported wheat at 40
cents a bushel instead of the 30 ofcnts
carried by the bill as it passed^ the
house. Senator (.'aider's amendment
would add dairy products to the 1^
already protected, establish a tariff *
Washington Awaiting
Findings of Probe
Court of Admiral.
Japanese Government
Must Give Explana^
tion, Make Payment.
Washington, Jan., 14—Despite
Japanese assurances of regret and pre
cautions to prevent a recurrence, a
thorough investigation will be made
by the United States government of
the killing of Lieutenant W. II. Lang
don, American naval officer at Vladi
vostok by a Japanese sentry.
Admiral Gleaves. commander in chief
of the Asiatic fleet, reported to the
navy department Friday from Manila
that he had appointed a court of in
quiry to "investigate the circum
stances surrounding the death of Lieu
tenant Langdon." He added that he,
with members of the court, would,leave
Manila next Thursday for Vladivostok. I
Await Naval Quiz.
Officials here in the mean time will
await the findings of the naval court
and an answer to the note dispatched
Friday night by the state department
to the Japanese government. The note
requested an official explanation of the
affair, and suggested that the Japanese
government make adequate reparation
for the killing of Lieutenant Langdon.
Renewed assurances of regret over
the affair came today from the Japan
ese government in a note transmitted
to the state department through Baron
Shidehara, Japanese ambassador. This
note indicated that the Japanese gov
ernment was desirous of preventing a
recurrence of such a happening and
other dispatches announced that the
Japanese military authorities at Vlad
ivostok had been instructed not to chal
lenge Americans in the future.
Nipponese Plan Inquiry.
Admiral Gleaves reported that the
Japanese authorities had informed the
commanding officer of the cruiser Al
bany. to which Lieutanant Langdon was
attached, that they also would con
vene a court of investigation.
It was understood that the Japanese
government would take steps to offer
an indemity for the dead officer's de
pendent's, as is the custom among na
tions in such affairs. Secretary of the
Navy Daniels said that he did not
know of any law that would provide
financial relief for Lieutenant Lang
don's family unless the officer had a
war risk insurance policy.
Avert Actors' Strike
as Committees Meet
New York, Jan. 14.—The re-occur
rence of an actors' strike caused by
the demand of the Actors' Equity as
sociation for (lie expulsion of Lee and
J. J. Shubert from the Producing
Managers' association, apparently was
averted here Friday.
Committees from both associations
conf^rrtfll and agreed to delay expul
sion proceedings until next week.
Two Sailors Lost
Overboard in Pacific
Aboard the U. S. S. New Mexico
at Sea, Jan Î4. —(By radio to The
Associated Press).—Two men of the
Pacific fleet were lost overboard at
sea in the last 24 hours. They were
Edgar Oscar Ectstrom from the I T . s!
S. Arkansas and Burton Maynar from
the destroyed Stoddard. Their bodies
were not recovered.
(i cents a pound on butter and cheese
and their substitntes and 2,ceyts and
5 cents a gallon on fresh milk and
cream, respectively. Under the Jones
amendment, the import duty on hides,
carried in the Dingley tariff law. woulj
be restored as a part of the Fordney
measure for the 10 months of its life.
Members of the federal tariff com
mission were with the senate commit
tee during most of its deliberation. It
submitted, at the request of Chairman
Penrose, the results of its investiga
tion of the wool growing industry for
use when the wool rate is considered
by the committee.
Surplus Hits Wool.
The commission's report said that
the great decline in wool prices was
the result chiefly of a world's surplus
of the commodity but added that sev
eral other factors entered into the
falling values- Of these the commission
charged the drop in prices more direct
ly to the buyers' strike and a stricter
limitation of credit.
As to the production costs, the re
port showed that' for tunning sheep
on the range the per Ihead expense
we fc$(5.64, $<5.S4 and .«/.7D for 1918.
ud 1920 respectivjy. These fig
ii I pare with costs of about $2
in 1910.
Helena, Jan. 14,-^-Pointing to the
splendid character and life of effort
and service of the late Paris Gibson
of Great Falis, as an example that
should ever be an inspiration to the
younger men of Montana, the state
senate - Friday adopted a resolution
in his memory which is to be spread
upon tho journal of that body, and a
capy of which will be filed in the
Montana historical library. The res
olution reads:
"Be it Resolved, by the senate of the
seventeenth legisiative assembly of
the state of Montana:
"That in the death of Paris Gibson,
in his 91st year, Montana has lost
one of its distinguished citizens and
upbuilders, whose services to the
people of the state can only be meas
ured by the yearsr, as he built not
only for today, but for time.
"He took part in the writing of the
constitution of Montana. In the early
days of statehood he served most use
fully in this body, as a member from
Cascade county, closing his public
service as a member of the United
Packers, Commission
Men, Traders Laws
Stoc kmen's Re solve
Neither Gronna nor Anderson Bill, Now Pending
in Congress Indorsed; Senator Kendrick
of Wyoming Re-Elected President.
El Paso, Texas, Jan. 14.—The American National Livestock association
in convention here late Friday adopted a resolution recomnvnding enactment
by congress of "constructive federal legislation regulating the packers, com
mission men and traders." Neither the Gronna bill, now pending in the United
States senate, nor the Anderson bill, now pending in the house, was indorsed
by name. Although debate on the floor on the report of the resolution com
mittee centered about the Gronna bill.
Opposition Withdrawn.
During this debate, Fred II. Bixby,
of Long Beach, California, one of the
principal advocates of an indorsement
of the Gronna bill, explained that he had
consented, in the resolution committee,
to have words "as set forth la the
Gronna bill" eliminated from the in
dorsing resolution "for the sake of
harmony and unity. '
United States Senator John B. Kend
rick, of Wyoming, president of the as
sociation, was re-elected.
Colorado Springs was unanimously
selected for the next annual conven
Contest Packer Rule.
The only part of the resolution«
committee's report that was contest
ed was the section dealing with the
packer legislation, which was adopted
by the resolutions committee. E. A.
Animons, former governor of Colo
rado, introduced an amendment to the
packer legislation resolution provid
ing that régulât on of the packers
shouud be "by law" instead of by a j
commission as contemplated under the
Gronna bill, and providing that such
Nonpartisans Unite
for Soldier Bonus
in Nebraska House
Lincoln, Jan. 14.— Thirteen
Nonpartisan league mombers of
the Nebraska house united in a
bill introduced Friday to appro
priate the proceeds of a five mill
levy for the nsxt two years for
service men, marines and nurses
in the late war. Beneficiaries
would receive $25 for each month
they served.
Alternative Wage
Plan Presented by
Anthracite Miners
Philadelphia, Jan. 14.—An alterna
tive plan for the solution of the anthra
cite mine wage problem Friday was
presented to the operators by repre
sentatives of the mine workers, at a
meeting here. The operators previous
ly refused to reopen the question, but
agreed to consider individual cases, or
the cases of groups of workers where
it was maintained that injustice and in
equalities existed.
The alternative plan submitted dealt
chiefly with the extension of the eight
hour day, readjustment of the wage
rate in certain occupations so as to
maintain differentials and increases in
certain contract cases.
Pacific Fleet Plays
at War Steaming
to Tryst at Panama
Aboard the U. S. S. New Mexico at
Sea, Jan. 14.—(By Radio to the As
sociated Press.)—At noon Friday, the
Pacific fleet was about 200 miles off
Acajutla, Salvador, and about SfMJ
miles from Panama, where it will meet
the Atlantic fleet for maneuvers. The
two battleship divisions with their
destroyer escorts furnishing smudgy
smoke screens, separated a distance
of 20,poo yards and engaged in plot
ting and tracking exercises.
States senate, where he served the
state with great distinction.
"As a strong force in the develop
ment and upbuilding of the material
resources of Montana, his services
can hardly be measured. With re
markable disregard of his own private
interests, he gave the very best that
was In bim to promote the interests
of the city whose existence is due to
his far-sighted vision and energetic
optimism; and in the development of
the material resources of the state
he was ever active.
"While we deplore the necessity
that required his passing from the
fields of his great usefulness, we
would rather at this time point to his
splendid character and his long life
of effort and service, as an example
that should ever be an inspiration to
the younger men of Montana.
"Be it Further Resolved, That a
copy of this resolution be spread
upon the journal of this senate and
also a copy placed on file in the
Montana historical library, and a
copy sent to his family."
held east of the Rocky Mountains, the
legislation cover all branches of the
After each side had debated thirty
minutes, Amnions withdrew his amend
ment, as he said he understood I)r. J.
M. Wilson, of McKinley, Wym.. wanted
to present a minority report from the
resolutions committee. After the Am
nions amendment had been withdrawn,
a vote was called for on the original
resolution and it was declared carried.
Dr. Wilson then declared that he would
not present a minority report.
Officers Named.
C. M. O'Donnel, of Bell ranch. N.
M. was named first vice president an'd
the following second vice presidents
were chosen: M. K. Parsons. Salt Lake
City; Fred II. Bixby, Long Beach,
Calfornia; E. L. Burke, Omaha. Nebr;
William PoIIman. Baker, Oregon, and
L. C. Brite, Marfa, Texas.
The convention adopted an amend
ment to the association's constitution
providing that hereafter a mid-season
meeting be held. Under this arrange
ment if the first meeting of the year is
mid-season rtieeting will be held at a
point west of the Rocky Mountains.
$1,000,000 Immigrant
Station at Seattle,
Surprises Official
Seattle. Jan., 14—Henry M. White,
United States commissioner of immi
gration. said Friday announcement
from Washington, D. C., of Secretary
of the Treasury Houston's request of
congress for $1,000,000 for the erec
tion of an immigrant station here came
as a complete surprise to hiin, as he
had thought the secretary's request
would be for a new federal building
Jor Seattle.
"We need an immigrant station here
badly," said Mr. White "The priucipal
objection to the present station is that
there are no facilities for giving per
sons detained here proper recreation
in »pen air."
Bryan Denounces
Grain Gambling in
Florida Address
Miami. Fla., Jan. 14,—Trading in
grain futures was vigorously denounc
ed by William J. Bryrtn in an address
Friday. Mr. Bryar. also declared that
lie expected during the rest of his life
to oppose with all his influence, stock
market trading as row conducted.
"I deny the right of any man to
gamble in 'he grain that the farmers
raise and to reap more money from
their ill-conceived transactions than
the farmers receive for their product,"
he said.
German Indemnity
Question Greatest
Factor to America
Chicago. Jan. 14.— An early settle
ment of the German indemnity ques
tion is necessary as a preliminary to
a turn for the better in European
business condition, Gerhard M. Dahl.
New York banker, said Friday night in
an address before the Illinois Bankers
association. European business, he
sa'd, was the fliost important single
factor in ^merica'a domestic situation.
Loan Being Negotiated
Betwen U. S. Banks,
Europe, Encouraging.
Switzerland, Germany,
Italy in Market for
^ _
Substantial Purrhaw
kJUUoianilal rurcnaScS*
New York, Jan. 14.—Belief that the
copper industry, especially the export
trade, is likely to witness a brisk re
vival if loans now nnder negotiation
between American bankers and Euro
pean countries, reach the final stage,
was expresed here Friday in trade
circles. Switzerland and Italy, coun
tries which are especially handicapped
by reason of their lack of coal, con
template enormous purchases of cop
pere here in furtherance of govern
mental plans to harness their vast
water resources.
Germany, which is sending large
quantities of her coal to France under
the terms of the peace treaty, also
is in the market,
In adition to the heavy toll in coal
which Germany has to pay France,
German industrial interests, which al
ways have been prominent in the man
ufacture of electrical appliances, also
will buy extensively of American cop
per, once their credits here are re
Belgium and most of the new coun
tries of central and eastern Eurooe
are reported to be contracting in this
market for supplies of copper, that
metal entering largely into the up
building of their railways and many
It is estimated that the present sur
plus of copper here approximate 750.
OOO.OOO pounds, of which more than
half will likely be taken for foreign
"Servant of People",
Publisher, Bishop,
Among Callers.
Marion, Ohio, Jan. 14.—About the
whole scale of public questions were
embraced again Thursday in President
elect Harding's talks with his callers.
Among those with whom he con
ferred was Col. Theodore Roosevelt,
who came to talk about policies as
they affect the coming administration.
Colonel Roosevelt has been recom
mended to Mr. Harding by several of
his friends for appointment as an as
sistant secretary in the war or navy
department, but his visit developed
nothing definite on that subject.
Representative Bacharac. of New
Jersey, urged the president-elect to
give his aproval to a general sales tax.
and George S. Oliver, publisher of the
Pittsburg Gazette-Times, asked him to
appoint A, M. Mellon, of Pittsburg, sec
retary of the treasury. Bishop J. F.
Berry, of the Methodist Episcopal
church, was another of the »lay's call
ers. but said he had only come to pay
a personal visit.
Regina, Sask., Jan. 14.—A case of
smallpox was discovered Friday in the
local barracks of the Royal Canadian
Mounted Police. The station was
Girl's Actions Reveal
Sinn Feiners' Arsenal
Great Importance Is
Attached to Raid
by Crown Officers.
Cork, Jan. 14.—The authorities at
tach great importance to the result of
the raid on the alleged chief arsenal
of the Cork first brigade of the Rej*b
lican army, of which the late Terrence
MacSwiney, lord mayor of Cork, was
the commandant, according to the gov
ernment official*.
A Dublin dispatch Thursday said a
woman crossing a field just outside of
Cork attracted the attention of the
military and that an investigation
showed she had dropped a Lewis gun.
It was added that a search of the field
revealed dugouts which contained rifles
and revolvers, a quantity of ammunition
and other explosives. In addition to mil
itary equipment ami certain papers.
Hug* Caohs Dm Up.
The police and military who are still
searching the place are said to have un
earthed an extraordinary collection of
PITY flUf)
President of American Farm Bureau Federation
Declares He Has Advices From Many Stale»
Assuring That Planters Would Be Willing to
Note 25,000,000 Bushels to Prevent Hunger*
Chicago, Jan. 14.—The farmers of America stand ready*
to give enough corn to appease the hunger all over the world,
I d C ï? es an f t0 7*l wi l ] trans P° rt to the starving
President .T. R. Howard, nf
President J. R. Howard, of the American Farm Bureau fede
ration declared here Friday.
Plan to Use
P. 0. Service
Boston, Jan. 14.— Postoffice offici
als in this city were warned Friday by
the federal department of justice that
the United Communist party had issu
ed orders to members to obtain po
sitions in the postal service as car
riers and sorters and with express
companies in any capacity possible, as
a move for extending their propaganda.
The United Communist party, the
message from the department of jus
tice said, is supposed to have been
formed from a merger of the com
munist party of America and the Com
of which are affiliated with the third
munist Labor party of America, "both
internationale at Moscow."
Postmasters were requested to
exercise great care in ascertaining the
loyalty of persons applying for sub
stitute positions or in recommending
promotion of substitutes to regular po
Wm. McGrath Victim
of Disgruntled
Worker, Belief.
London, Jan- 14.—William McGrath,
king's counsel in Dublin, was mortally
wounded when fired upon by an un
identified man who forced an entrance
into his home early Friday morning,
and died of his wounds soon afterward
says a Central News dispatch.
Dublin, Jan. 14.—King's Councillor
McGrath was a well known Irish bar
rister. He had been a journalist on the
staff of the Freeman's Journal, but
became king's councillor last year and
occasionally acted as a judge.
Air. McGrath was a strong support
er of the constitutional nationalists
but was inactive politically. He was
president of the "Out of Work Com
mittee on Donation". Before he died
he is quoted as having said:
"I had to turn down a good many
claims and »' I should die, those people
will be responsible."
Oakland, Calif., Jan. 14.— M. J.
Waites, purchasing agent for the
Moore Shipbuilding Co., was found
near herç Friday with a bullet wound
in his head and a revolver lying near
him. Physicians said he bad no chance
to recover.
war materials, including Lewis guns and
ammunition for them, rifles, revolvers,
bombs and Irish Republican army uni
forms; gelignite, gun cotton, mega
phones, periscopes, gas masks and mail
Oags which had been missing as a re
sult of raids and also a large amount
of correspondence which it is anticipat
ed will throw light an recent ambushes
and kidnaphigs.
The young woman who played such a
daring part on the arrival of the mil
itary, in attempting to save the Lewis
gun, was found to De wearing steel body
grmor and to be carrying several loaded
service revolvers, according to the po
lice. She refused to give the slightest
information to the authorities, and with
four other persons Is now in the Cork
The persons are said to have ren
dered themselves liable to conviction
to the death penalty, as the area is un
der martial law. The woman resides
with her mother in a cottage near the
scene of the alleged discovery of the
war stores and the police are digging
up the cabbage patch in her garden
and are declared to have found a con
siderbale ainot |pt of gelignite hidden
<$> Addressing the Illinois Agricultural
association, President Howard declar
ed he had advices from many states
assuring him that the farmers would
be willing to donate liberally from the
American corn crop in ' order tbat no
one in the world might starve for the
want of food.
Referred to Hoover.
The matter has been taken up with
Herbert Hoover, chairman of the
"European relief activities.
"We will furnish any amount tho
Hoover committe can use," Mr. How
ard said, after the meeting, "If they
want 10,000.000 bushels we will get it;
if they want 25,000,000 bushels weH
get that. I talked with the New York
headquarters Friday morning and the
matter will be taken up there Mon
An Iowa fanner suggested to bim
that farmers in this country would do
nate all of their surplus crop over
the number of bushels they raised in
1919, Mr. Howard said.
Donate From Surplss.
The farmers of America, Mr. How*
ard continued, are willing to donate
of their surplus a sufficient amount to
save the starving in Europe and China;
provided that the corn is shipped out
of the country and not thrown on the
American market further to depress
the price.
They proposed to the European and
Chinese relief committee that the farm
ers would furnish the corn at the
shipping stations if the railroad, mill
ing and corn products interests and
the public at large will transport it to
the famine victims.
Telegrams were read from the farm
bureau secretaries of the sate of Ohio,
Missouri, and Indiana indorsing tho
All of Seaplanes
Reach Costa Rica
San Francisco, Jan. 14.—AH of the
twelve F-5-L naval seaplanes making
a test flight from San Diego to the
canal zone were at the gulf of Nicoya,
Costa Rica, Thursday night, radio mes
sages received Friday at twelfth naval
district headquarters said. Ten of
them reached there Wednesday and
the remaining two arrived Thursday
Admits Inability to Pay
$6,064 Claim in
Detroit, Jan. 14.—A petition asking
that claims of creditors and assets
of the Maxwell Motors company be
established and that an injunction re
straining other _ creditor^ from inter»
fering while suit for the recovery of
$C.064 is pending, was filed in United
States district court here Friday by
the Jenks & Muirs Manufacturing
company, of Detroit.
In the bill of complaint the manu
facturing comnany states that about
150 other creditors hold claims against
the Maxwell company. These daims
aggregate about $4,000,000, the peti
tion state's, and that other indebted
ness in the form of loans brings the
company's total liabilities to $16,000,
000. '
The Maxwell company has assets,
the petition continues, agre gating moro :
than $25.000,000. but these could not
he converted into cash without great
loss. The plaintiff contends the im
mediate realisable assets of the Max
well company are not sufficient to
meet claims of creditors.
In an answer filed by the Maxwell
Motor company the petitions of die
plaintiffs for an injunction restraining
creditors and for establishment of
claims of creditors and assets are con
curred with.
Great Falls High
Beats Fort Benton
at Basketball, 1141
The Great Fails high school flp«t
basketball team won its second vic
tory of the season in the high school 1
gymnasium Friday night byaefeatina <
Fort Benton, 11 to H Tho game was
full of pep from start to finish and i
each score was the result of hanl '
fighting. Both teams displayed excel
lent team .wprlQalthou«k «2»
frequent o$f>otf side* -

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