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MAY ORGANIZE Plan Developed at Martinsdale Meeting for State Associa tion to Be Formed. The formation of a new Montana wool growers' association is expected to re ceive consideration at the meeting of the National Wool Growers' association to be held in Salt Lake January 16-18. W. B. Willey, supervisor of the Jeffer son national forest, said yesterday on his return from the meeting of the Upper Musselshell Wool Grogers' asso ciation at Martinsdale, that the sheep men of that section are giving consider able ufteution -to the question of the or ganization of all the wool growers of the state and expect to take it up with the other Montana men at the Salt Lake meeting. It is understood that a dozen of the Musselshell growers will attend j the meeting of the national association. j The sheep men of the state had an or- j ganization several years ago, but new j conditions including the advantages of j co-operation with the forest service and j the need of concerted action in behalf of legislation desired hy the wool growers are held to warrant the formation of a new state association at this time. At the meeting held at Martinsd'ale last Saturday, the Upper , Musselshell j Wool Growers' association fatified a new constitution and bylaws that will enable tbem to obtain the recognition of the. forest service for purpose of co-opera tion in the handling of the sheei> range on the national forest. C. F. Corwin of Martinsdale was re elected president of the association, and Joseph Labrie of Harlowton and P. J. Moore of Twodot were re-elected vice president and secretary-treasurer re spectively. The members of this associ ation own 150,000 head of sheep, of which 70.000 are ranged on the national forest in the summer season. "The Upper Musselshell Growers' as sociation is one of the strongest and most progressive wool growers' organ izations in the state," Mr. Willey said yesterday. He pointed" out that when the organization is approved by the dis trict forester at Missoula it will be en titled to receive notification of any pro posed action regarding# the range and will have an opportunity to be heard by the local forest officer with reference to increases and decreases in the number of stock to be allowed on the range for any year, the division of the range be tween different classes of stock and the adoption of special rules to meet local conditions. The organization will also have the privilege of co-operation with the forest service in the assignment of i the ranges to the individual permittees and the rifjht to make special rules for the better handling of the ranges. It will also have the authority, with the ap proval of the forest service, to levy as sessments for the construction of head quarters' camps, telefone lines and trails and for salting and herding. AN EMPIRE FOR RENT. Civilization is invited to Restore the Beauty and Prosperity of Its Birthplace. The oldest and most historic empire in the world is "for rent." Asia Minor, blighted by Turkish misrule is waiting to be rejuvenated and restored to the Gar den of Eden it once was. For centuries this the cradle of civilization has been little more than a remote end of the earth, but late events have again proved not only its strategic importance to peace but its great potentiality as a contribu tor to the world's food supply. First of all the curse of Turk-Hun domination must be removed. The blood* millions is on its head. Neither Turk Jfcor Ilun is fit to rule anyone save him Self. The remnants of the persecuted Bpoples in Asia Minor must be safeguard jXfl. Armenia should at lust he independent ^Vabia is striving to establish herself as a kingdom, and the other. non-Turkish people crave the protection of trust worthy powers. It is a great opportunity for human service to America, France or Britain. The prosperity and happiness of this old field of empire would be one of the most effective bulwarks against despotism as well as a notable field of wealth. The rich alluvial plains of Mes opotamia are capable of immediate de velopment; irrigation schemes have al ready been thought out. and' modern en gineering skill can quickly transform the desolate land into one of the finest wheat fields in the world. Such a development alone would obviously be u genera! bene fit, for so great an increase in the world's wheat supply would doubtless reduce the price of the people's bread. There are also excellent prospects for the cultiva tion of cotton, for the further extension of the remarkably fruitful date gardens and orange groves, the breeding of ponies and the rearing of Angora goats, whose silky wool is so highly prized by manu facturers. Vast oil fields are undeveloped. Their product will be needed when most engines and the most modern ships are being constructed to be run by oil fuel. It is also important that the iincient highways should be re-opened and that trunk railways to India and the Far East be' constructed. They would serve both peace and prosperity. The Near East is about to become the scene of exceedingly interesting ethicai and social experiments. Encouraged by the British government the Zionists arc establishing a new Palestine. The same government also favors a confederation of Arab states or a single Arab state. Christian Syria desires association with France. The recent French landing at Beyroot was received by the populace with enthusiasm and showed that not only Syrian Christians are anxious to share the well-being of communities un der the tri-color along the north coast of Africa. And the French claims to Svria are cherished sentimental treasures which date back to the crusades. But they are more closely associated with the planting of Christian churches and colr> nies in the path of Islam. France has al ways endeavored to protect these out posts from Turkish fanatism, and in the course of time French and Syrian blood Jias been so Wended that more than 00,000 Syrian Christians were ready to fight for France in 1915. How the various races of this old em pire may coalesce and dovetail with r>ne another is an interesting problem, but tho long suppressed by Islam, they are surely returning to their own. "They possess intellects as keen and possibil ities of development as great as are to be found anywhere among the sons of man," writes Demetrius C. Boulger. "Give them good government," he adds, "peace and just laws, and no limit can be placed to their self-advancement among the nations of the world. They do not stand in need of regeneration, for under Turk tyranny they have preserved racial qualities and their personal dignity. In chains they have neter degenerated to slaves." Nevertheless, they are in need of much material and spiritual improve ment. Besides banks and factories, in telligent peoples must be provided with mental food as well as manna, and they must share in sound education and en lightenment. Civilization is invited to visit and repair in its birthplace. ■ % LIKELY TO REPRESENT ITALY AT VERSAILLES ^^ ^ : Jk. \ j .. l S lo st -'a jflf Above, General Diaz, at left, and Francesco Saverio-Nitti. Below, Premier Vlttoria Orlando, at left, and Baron Sidney Sonnino. According to word from Rome, Italy's probable peace delegation will consist J rtt Premier Vittorio Orlando, Baron Sidney Sonnino, foreign minister; Francesco Saverio-Nitti, minister of the treasury; Leonida Biasolati-Bergamasehi, leader of! the reform socialists and minister of military aid' and war pensions: Gen. Armando' Diaz, commander-in-chief of the Italian armifes, and Vice-Admiral Paolo Di Revel j former chief of the naval staff. i Home Service Notices and Needs Positions wanted—Clerical, cashier, dress-making, plain sewing, silver girl, janitor, girl for soda-fountain work, bookkeeping, fone operator, doctor's office, laundry work, pastry cook, prac tical nursing, stenographic work. Welcome Home. To the soldiers and sailors of Cascade county who have received their dis charge and. returned home, the Red Cross extends a hearty welcome. It is our privilege to offer advice and assistance to'you and your families until you are able to secure a position and re establish your honies. You can aid us by coming to our office and registering so that our Honor Roll may be complete. Please do this - it once. The following names have been added recently to the Honor Roll: William II. I><■ Walt, Kristian Johnson, Elmer Jud son. J. A. Miller, Bernhard Sprague. We have letters from the old country for Mintcho Stoianoff Miancoff and for Ottomar Muizloff. For sale—Reo ear. 1915 model, five passenger car in good condition; inquir". Western Motor Co. Large chiffonier, at 509 Ninth avenue south. We have information of importune for Sam Jones, also for Mr. or Mrs. Curtis Miller. Man Weedon Confessed Killing Believed to Be Jesse Boynton Missoula, Dec. 31.—The man whose | de ath Frank Weedon at Biilings is al- j leged to have confessed responsibility for is believed to have been Jesse E. Boynton. Boynton was found shot dead near Paradise on June 14. The revolver was found beneath his body and there were no powder marks on his bead. tho the bullet entered just behind the right ear. His father is Joseph Boynton of Bountiful, Utah. The body was buried at Plains. Start the New Year Right < Systematize your work and save time, labor and money. Dolt Electrically Just as the modern store, office, or factory, can afford the electric motor, cash register, typewriter, adding and billing machines, so can the modern housewife afford the electric range, dish washer, suction cleaner, floor polisher, sewing machine, washing and ironing machines, because they are acknowledged by all who have used them to be Safe, Clean, Economical and Certain. Whether you do all or only a part of your own work, it will pay you to look into what the newest electrical de vices will do to relieve you of wasted time, work and worry this New Year. Information and demonstrations cheerfully furnished on all applications of electricity. Call at our display room, or phone 5921. At Your Service The Montana Power Co. Electric Block. PORTAGE CORPORAL IS DEAD OVERSEAS Young Man Who Left Here in October 1917 Succumbs to Wounds of Battle. Mrs. Cornelius Colbenson of Portage has been notified by the war department at Washington, D. C., of the death over seas of her brother. Corporal Conrad Lillemo, Co. I, 39th Infantry. Corpora: I.illemo is reported to have died from wounds received in action October 11, 1918. Lillemo was 27 years of age and was d rafted sometime in October, 1917, 11 j left with a contingent from Great Fails and received his training in this country at Camp Lewis, Washington state and Charleston, N. C. Mrs. Colbenson re ceived the last letter from him, written in the United States from the Charleston postoffice and it is presumed he left that port for overseas. He leaves his parents in Norway, two sisters in Butte and a brother some where in the east to mourn his demise. Striking German Miners Killed in Battle With Troops Amsterdam, Dec. 31.—Striking miners in Dusseldorf street, have fought a pitched battle with soldiers, according to advices received here. Several per sons were killed and wounded before the troops finally surrounded and arrested the miners. DIPHTHERIA AT SHELBY. Special to The Dfcily Tribune. Shelby, Dec. 31.—Four cases of diph theria have been reported here. Mrs. J. M. Walker was taken ill Friday. The county superintendent, Mrs. Bertha Blacker, was confined to her bed Satur day. and sickness is reported in the Wel lander family, where diphtheria is sus pected. HELPING CAUSE B Y PUB L1CHTY Department of Interior Has a Word to Say About Y-G Bee-Line Road. That the federal government has taken notice of the Y'illowstcne-Glacier Bee Line Highway ficsociation is evident from some publicity matter that has been sent out by the department of the interior concerning work of the de partment. The following is the article referred to: "War may have slowed but it has far from stopped the activities of the various highway associations in prepar ation for peace, and the clluring project of the park-to-park high vay, meaning the adaption or building of a dferies of roads to connect the national parks of the country, has been furthered in sev eral sections during the year past. The work on the Glacier-Yellowstone Bee Line Highway advanced a great deal, various cities along the route having helped materially with road repairs. This highway connects the east entrance to Glacier National park with the north entrance to Yellowstone. " 'In order that the tremendous value of this interpark highway from the standpoint of publicity may not be im paired,' the forthcoming report of the director of national parks will say, 'it should not he encumbered with a multi tude of side trips and detours to regions not comparable with the scenery and recreational facilities of the parks and monuments. Only well-improved high ways of recognized scenic or historic j importance directly tributary to the j park-to-park road, such, for instance, as ; the Columbia River highway, the Dt t- j ver Mountain Road system, the Pikes j Peak highway, and the Tahoe-Yosemite ' loop, should be included in such side ' trips. " 'It is not unlikely that in the de- j velopment of this automobile road be tween the parks the fedral government i will have to assist in constructing eer- I tain links of the chain.' "Such assitance, for example, is pro- | posed in Senator King's bili to survey | a road to connect the Mesa Vcrd j ' National park with the Grand Canyon I by way of several national monuments | of distinguished interest." Theaters and Schools Can Reopen in Spokane Spokane, Dec. 31.—Restrictions on j schools, theaters and churches because of the influenza epidemic here, will be raised January 1. Dancing, community, singing and ail forms of special public assemblage still will be prohibited. First Butte Conviction Under State Sedition Law Butte. Dec. 31.—The first conviction for sediiion in Butte under the state law was returned by a jury here today which tried II. F. Lucas for alleged in sulting remarks against the flag. It was charged Lucas also boasted he was proud of membership in the I. W. W. The jury left the punishment to Judge J. V. Dwyer. ~ SHELBY FARM SOLD. Special to The Daily Tribune. Shelby. Dee. 31.-—Joseph Brekke has ! s old his 320-acre farm, in township 31, j range 1 west, four miles south of Shelby, j to a man from Great Falls at ?20 an j acre. j To Our Patrons and Friends: NEW YEARS GREETING The officers and directors of this bank extend to you best wishes for a Prosperous and Happy New Year. "SERVICE" has been our motto during the past year, and "service" will continue as our motto during the New Year. The remarkable increase in our business has been pleasing to say the least, and we appreciate greatly your patronage and friendship. We thank you for your loyal support during 1918, and may our service during the com ing year be the means of our continued growth, and your satisfaction. It is our sincere wish that the year 1919 bring to you all much happiness and prosperity. The CASCADE BANK (Established in 1889) GREAT FALLS MONTANA "THE OLDEST BANK OF CONTINUOUS SERVICE IN CASCADE COUNTY" C. B. ROBERTS, President CLYDE WILCOX, Vice Pres. N. T. LEASE, Vice President A. M. SHANNON, Cashier A. E. GABLE, Asst. Cashier A. F. BARTHOLOMEW, Aud. ONLY 10 RIDES " IN THE MARIA Closing; of Saloons Makes Little Effect in the Police Station. Ten people Monday night carried their celebration of the closing of the saloons to a point that made necessary their detention at the police station, and of these none were charged with offenses more serious than drunkeness. They were James O'Malley, 60; Charles I'ol etto, 30; F. P. Johns tin. 32; I'hil John son, 20; John Vichom. 35; Ray Fallen, 23; Martin Rystad, 50; M. T. Connolly, 56; Fred Swain, 32, and Pete Poletto, 32. No additions to the police force were found necessary by Chief of Police Mar cus Anderson, extra policing incident to the closing of the saloons being done by officers who were asked to work over time In a few instances. Captain Fred Loclier reported Monday at midnight that the crowds on the street had made less noise and had been better behaved than was expected earlier in the evening, altho he attributed this fact to the closing of many liquor establishments prior to the hour prescribed by law. Monday midnight there were some men on the street whose voices were ; raiseij in songful endeavor and here and j there a yell could be heard, but there j appealed to be no disposition towards ' roughness and it was expected that j within a few hours there would be no visible evidence that the passing of the saloon had been observed by a larger consumption of intoxicants than usual. Wife Held Following Livingston Shooting Livingston, Dec. 31.—Richmond L. Boyd, a barber, is in a local hospital > with a bullet in his abdomen, and his • wife is held in the county jail awaiting j developments. The shooting occurred in j their home on the east side. Smoking a i cigar in the hospital soon after the i shooting. Boyd stated, according to Sher- j iff Al Robertson, that it was an acci- ; dent. The physician who attended him i says the wound is not dangerous unless ! complications arise. Boyd came here j from Bozeman. Penitentiary Yawns for Dr. Marie Equi Portland, Ore.. Dec. 31 —Dr. Marie Equi, recently convicted here of viola ti n of the espionage act. was sentenced today to three years' imprisonment at the McNeill's island federal penitentiary and to pay a fine of $500. Following the court proceedings today, Dr. Equi and a woman companion were sent sprawling on the floor of the court house corridor by William R. Br.von. representative of the department of justice, who declared the women had blocked his way and in sulted him when he went to protect Fed eral Attorney Haney from possible at tacks. The defendant is said to have made threats previously against govern ment representatives. CARD PARTY AT SHELBY. Speci.-ii to The Daily Tribune. Shelby. Dec. 31.—The Misses Curran and Knutson entertained a few friends at cards last Friday evening. Logged-Of f Country for Returned Soldiers Spokane, Dec. 31.—Logged-off lands in eastern Washington and northern Idaho to an aggregate of 170.000 acres were placed at the disposal of the de partment of the inerior for settlement Freshest of Sea Food In 1919 FOR GREAT FALLS The New Year Promise of the Glacier Fish Company, Tacoma Tomorrow, Jan. 2, fresh Glacier Halibut from the deep sea will be on sale at the Great Falls M^at Co., Valley Market, Central Market, Page's Mar ket, Imperial Market. Jleto ©ear (greetings! m ME extend our sincerest, best wishes and the season's greetings to our many friends and trust that the New Year may bring increased happiness and pros perity to all. We take this occasion to thank them all for their patronage, and assure them that we shall make every effort to retain their good will and serve them to the best of our ability in the coming year of 1919. 0 * Tan Cltabe & Eets? STetoelers 424 Central Avenue Phone 9689 by returned soldiers, in a letter to Uecre-' tary Lane today by a syndicate of local | lumbermen, it was announced at the chamber of commerce here, which has been active in organizing the syndicate. If the tender is accepted, it wes stat ed. the government will be expected to reimburse the present owners of the land at a nominal figure.