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VOLUME 1. NO. 14
$2.60 PER YEAR
Six Salesmen have 100,000 Total or Better this
Week. Large Reservations not Included. Spec
ulation on Results. Campaign Ends July 2nd.
. 15,000
Mr. George R. Karhu .
Miss Hnlda Laurie .
Mr. Dante Bartoy .
Miss Anna McConville
80,000 I
Miss Ruby Negovan .
Miss Lucille Giovetti.
Miss Alice Walsh .
Miss Harriet Anderson
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... 25,000
.„ 103,600
..- 30,000
.... 7,000
... 46,000
... 26,000
... 100,000
... 16,000
Miss Edna Seip, Washoe .
Miss Mary Savich, Bearcreek .
Miss Harriet Stewart, Luther
Miss Elvah Weber, Silesia.
Miss Leone Bergan, Roberts.
Mr. J. E. Patterson, Edgar.
Mr. C. J. Wilson, Luther.
Miss Abby Christopherson, Joliet
Mrs. Nannie Parker, Washoe .
Miss Blanche Smith, Belfry.
A survy of the standing of the candidates, according to the table of
figures made up for publication this week shows that six salesmen have
figures of 100,000 each or better. At first glance these look pretty big
credit* but really it is not big business because during the next week, until
10 p. m. June 26th, double credits are given on subscriptions, 4000 being
allowed for a single year, 10,000 for a two year order and longer terms re
ceive an increased ratio, therefore 100,00 credits are not large.
The candidates nearly all have reserve ballots besides those in the table
which are as before stated not official but made for publication as the sales
manager deems to the best interest of the campaign workers.
We may suppose, that with these facts in mind, a little speculation on
what the results of the contest as shown by the unofficial figures would
be if this date, Wednesday, June 18 should be the close of-the campaign in
stead of the actual close Wednesday, July 2nd.
According to the table George R. Karhu would have the car, being ahead
by a small margin. He would he in a position to tell just how easy it is
to work and win. Also he might have a party of his friends who helpied
him, all ready to try out the balloon tires and get their opinion about what
a grand car the Gardner Tour DeLuxe really is.
Miss Leone Bergan by the same table figures would be the happy owner
of the $200.00 diamond ring. All her friends in Roberts, and they include
every one living there, arc congratulating her on her victory but are just a
little bit sorry that they didn't give a little more help while the credits were
large, so that she might have won the car, instead of the ring. There seems
such a small difference, you see between the first and second number of
Miss Mary Savich, still using the table as the guide, has the $110.00
Victrola, which the Ball Furniture »Company has been featuring, and per
haps a 4th of July dance at Bearcreek will be the program for her friends.
You can never tell exactly what the winning of a big prize results in when
entertainment commences.
The threee winners mentioned, being eliminated by awards constituting
the capital prizes, Miss Anna McConville being the next highest in Section
One (George Karhu being high man from the same section) would have the
$50.00 merchandise award.
By the same system of figuring, Miss Ruby Negovan of Section Two,
Red Lodge, the fifth highest credit in the county and the highest remaining
credit in this section would receive the $60.00 award going with that position.
The next highest score in Section Three being credited to Mrs. Nannie
Parker of Washoe would give that lady the third $50.00 award. But here
again comes in the uncertainty of campaigning,
change matters considerably in Section Three.
It is idle to comment on who received the two extra awards, the $50.00
gold watch and the $100.00 in gold coin. Here speculation must stop until
the judges count the credits which came in before 10 o'clock P. M. May 31st.
No one can know who won them until July 2nd.
All the other candidates in the list left are winners of 10 per cent of
all money they collected on orders so that can also be given them by thd
Two weeks time might
However, getting down to the real business of the campaign and stop
ping all speculation on the real results on July 2nd it will be to the interest
of each candidate to take advantage of the double credit offer which ends
June 2Gth at 10 P. M.
In a campaign a small number of points may make
the difference between winning a big prize or a second or third best.
Now the percentage for the same orders are larger in number than they
will be after this week, when under the rules made at the commencement
of the campaign, the extra credits will be 20 per cent less. Mention is made
again to refresh the memory of all salesmen as all these points are strictly
under the rules and are the same to all.
The naming of the judges will not be a difficult matter as it will not
require a great amount of time for them to audit the scores and no doubt
almost any business man or friend of the candidates will be willing to
The candidates have full right to suggest names to make a board of
number. Every name of every subscriber with the amounts paid and to whom
paid will appear on the candidate^ sales slips, just the same as any other
sales statement in,a mercatile store
sts the articles sold and paid for. It
is therefore merely a matter ofehecking and aduting the results.
The details of the closing of the campaign July 2nd will be announced
next week. The remaining two weeks should be used in ceaseless work and
organization by the candidates and their friends. Those who show the most
ability in that line will be the winners of the big end of the $200.00 in cash
and awards which the Chronicle will distribute upon the decisions of the
After pursuing a law course at the i been presented with his diploma, and
Harvard University for fc' >' years, | degree of honor this spring. Vedova
_ ,, , . is now home from Cambridge, and has
|t Pete Vendova, is now qualified to he-1 already Wn offered many attrac .
come a fall fledged lawyer, having tie positions.
Celebrate The 4th With Red Lodge!
Sports, Dancing, Fire Works.
AH Free Attractions -
Big Rodeo, Ball Games, Bands -
E. I. Johnson Visits
Beartooth Camp
F. I. Johnson paid his first visit to
his Beartooth Camp on Tuesday of
last week and met with much difficul
ty in breaking his way in through the
deep snow.
Mr. Johnson left his horses below
camp and traveled the rest of the dis
tance on foot. At one time he stepped
on what looked like a solid foundation
of snow and sank into water up to
his arm pits. He found his canned
goods that were packed away in bed
ding in perfect condition. Mr. John
son contemplates building a kitchen
and a cahin later in the spring. The
F. 1. Johnson camp is surrounded by
great seanic beauty and he makes a
specialty of the side trips which pro
I vide ideal fishing in lake and stream,
but the pride of his heart is the skilled
cookery be places before his famish
ing guests. The Bear Tooth Camp
will be in readiness for visitors about
July 1st.
Washington, June 10.—During the
course of debate on the reclamation
features of the rider attached to the
deficiency appropriation bill on the
closing day of congress, Congressman
Scott Leavitt called attention to a fact
which has escaped the notice of every
one for a good many years. On the
glass panels of the ceiling of the house
of representatives there are painted
the seals of the different states, but
for some reason that of Montana was
never placed there. In the course of
the debate Mr. Leavitt said:
"I notice that on the ceiling of this
chamber of the house of representa
tives the seal of my state of Montana
is not represented with the rest, al
though we have been a state for 35
years. Nobody seems ever to have
called attention to it before. I have
taken steps so that this fall, when we
meet again, it shall appear there
among the seals of the other states."
Mr. Leavitt used this as an illustra
tion of his purpose in arguing for fair
methods in handling reclamation prob
lems, in order that Montana and oth
er western states might have their
proper place of development among
all the states of the union. The meas
ure passed the house but, on account
of a filibuster lead by Senator Pittman
of Nevada because a new project of
his own had been eliminated in con
ference it did not come to a vote in the
senate before adjournment.
J. W. Chapman Receives
Painful Injuries
While engaged in a game of crib
bage with J. E. Mushback at the Elks
•Club Saturday evening, J. W. Chap
man received painful injuries to one
of his hands and oother slight bruises,
when an elks head fastened to the
wall above the table at which they
were playing became dislodged and
fell on Mr. Chapman.
Will Again Be Held at Richel Lodge
Near Red Lodge—Dates set for
Dates for the annual mothers' train
ing camp for mothers in Stillwater,
Yellowstone and Carbon counties, have
been announced by the state extension
service whose auspices the state camps
are conducted. A tentative program
has been formulated. The camp will be
held at Richel lodge, 12 miles above
Red Lodge on the main fork of Rock
creek, again this year.
Problems with which the mothers
are confronted are discussed during
this annual outing by experts along
the various lines. Hikes and other
recreation is provided, and the camps
last year were considered a decided
success. The program for the meet
ing which will open July 13, as at
(Continued on page 6)
Northern Pacific Railway Company
Ad VMM Local Agents to Accept
Half Rat« Shipments in Hopper
According to officials of the North
ern Pacific Railway cooperating with
representatives of the state agricul
tural college, the grasshopper situa
tion in parts of Montana traversed by
that company'), lines is becoming seri
To help meet the situation the
Company is offering a half rate on
the shipment of materials used to com
bat the evil.
The letter appearing below has been
received by agents of the Northern
Pacific in county seat towns.
"Reports indicate grasshopper situ
ation in some parts of Montana has
reached acute stage. We have decided
to make half rates on materials to and
from mixing points covering both
states and interstate movement. It
will be unnecessary to issue tariffs
but must be understood that all ship
ments are to be consigned to any from
County authorities under which condi
tions law permits us to make reduced
rates without publication of tariffs.
Please advise Bozeman authorities!
aicordingly. Also instruct all inter
ested Agents that shipments will be'
waybilled at full tariff rates but
charges may be settled on basis of
fifty per cent of regularly published
rates relief claims to "I» made for
outstanding difference."
Yours truly,
D. F. & P. A,
Playing Schedule Arragned For City
League Recently Organized—Fast
Baseball in Sight For Local Fans.
The opening game of the Red Lodge
City League will be played at the ball
park Sunday afternoon when the In
dians will clash with the Giants in the
first game of a snappy schedule which
will carry through until after Labor
Complete organization of the City
League was perfected during the past
week with a board of managers com
posed of Art Matson, G. W. Church
ill and Sylvester Braida and with Dr.
C. L. Koehn acting in the capacity of
business manager for the organization.
The four teams in the league, the
Indians, Giants, Midgets and Cubs
are already i nplaying shape and in
schedule the local post of the Ameri
can Legion will offer a cup to be
awarded to the winning team. Any
team winning the cup three years will
(Continued on page 12)
Kelley-Ross Battle Tuesday Night
Ended in Fourth Round Because of
Scarcity of Regulation Mitts.
With a return match in sight at an
early date Red Lodge fight fans were
well satisfied with the showing made
Tuesday night by their local favorite
Spider Kelley in his match with Ernie
Ross of Casper, which was scheduled
for ten rounds, but ended in the fourth
when one of Ross' mitts was damaged
in an interchange of blows with the
local battler.
The fight which was proceeded by
two fast preliminaries between local
boys was an even affair until the third
round when the Wyoming man tore
into Kelley and received credit for
a brace of knock-downs. Kelley came
back strong in the fourth and had
crowded his opponent to the ropes
when the glove was torn. i
An enthusiastic crowd strong fori
the local man attended the fight and
will look forward with interest to the
return bout planned for the near fu-1
Milli Entertainers
At Roman 28th
The Mil) Entertainers, a high class
organization of five pretty girls ha*
been booked to appear at the Roman
theatre here Saturday, June 28th, in
a Musical Review.
The Montana American (Butte) has
the following to say of Hiss Mayme
Grace, the Colorature Soprano:
"Miss Mayme Grace is one of the
most accomplished singers Butte has
heard ip sometime. Miss Grace,
though young has a voice of rare
quality and flexibility of tone. Dur
ng the war Miss Grace made a decided
hit with the soldiers in eastern camps,
where she often entertained them,
gaining the name among them as the
ittle girl wonder, who gladdened many
learts with her sweet singing."
The appearance of the Mill Enter
tainers here will be a treat to the
theatre goers of Red Lodge. They
will also appear at Bridger On Thurs
day the 20th.
Lodge member* of Two Organization
Have Big Play Day At Piney Dell
Last Sunday—2000 Enjoy Day*
A crowd estimated in excess of 2000
people accepted the invitation of the
local lodges of the Fraternal Order
of Eagles and the Loyal Order of
Moose and frolicked last Sur.uay at
Piney Dell at the annual picnic of
these two fraternal organizations.
The arrangement and program com
mittees of the two lodges had pre
pared a splendid program for the en
tertainment of the picnicers.
Attorney E. P. Conwell of thl* city
was the speaker of the day and gave
an interesting address on the mean
ing ond purpose of fraternal organiz
ations and the good accomplished to
the social and benelovent welfare of
the community in which organizations
of this kind were active.
In addition to the music for the
dancing at the Piney Dell pavilion,
several very excellent musical selec
tions were rendered for the large
crowd, which included a vocal solo by
E. Froliek and a trombone sol) by
James Rossi, v/ho accompanied by
Emily Wheeler.
Included in the athletic and field
events staged was an exhibition box
ing match between Spider Kelly and
Dilley Davis of this city and a tug
of-war between the Bearcreek Eagles
and the Red Lodge Moose which was
won by the Bearcreek tuggers after
a spirited contest. So much interest
was aroused as a result of this match
that the Bearcreek champs have chal
lenged a tug-of-war organization in
this locality for a match to which the
general public is cordially invited.
The city of Red Lodge had a desert
ed appearance during the entire after
noon and evening that the picnic was
in progress Sunday and the comment
of the Immense crowd was to the ef
fect that they had the tipae of their
Red Lodge Aerie Sends Delegates to
State Convention at Helena—The
Ragadures to Play For Gathering
The Montana State convention of
the Fraternal Order of Eagles will
convene at Helena on June 23 for a
four day meeting, which will be at
tended by representatives from all
the local lodges in the state.
At their regular meeting last Wed
nesday evening the Red Lodge Aerie
No. 742 named the following to at
tend the state convention as represent
iatives of the local lodge:
Worthy President F. A Williams,
Dominick Curto, James Rossi, Harry
Alden, Frank Alden, Francis Snod
grass, R. J. Martin, Jack Leman and
Hubert Dayis.
(Continued on page 12)
President Coolidge Nominated With Dessent
from Wisconsin and No. Dakota. Lowden
Declines Nomination for Vice President
Coolidge and Dawes is the Republi
can ticket for 1924.
President Coolidge 's nomination was
accomplished with only a ripple of dis
sent from Wisconsin and North Da
kota, but the nomination of his run
ning mate came only after the conven
tion had once chosen Frank O. Low
den, of Illinois, and been forced by his
declination to choose another—Charles
G. Dawes the "Holl-and-Maria" gen
After a short race with Herbert
Hoover, who came into the balloting
after the declination of Lowden,
Dawes galloped off with the nomina
tion. Motions to make it unanimous
and by acclamation were disrupted
only by the dissents of Wisconsin and
North Lakota,
Notifier» Named
After the nomination of General
Dawes had been announced and Sena
tor James E. Watson had moved it bej
made be acclamation, Senator Pepper,
of Pennsylvania, took :he platform and
offered a resolution t, appoint Con
vention Chairman Mondell chairman
of the committee to notify President
Coolidge of his nomination and to ap
point Theodore E. Burton, temporary
chairman of the convention, to notify
General Dawes of his nomination.
No such situation has ever prevailed
in the history of Republican national
conventions as that which brought
General Dawes to the ticket as the
running mate of Calvin Coolidge.
Incidents that Brought Climax
In a brief and spectacular fight in
which William Butler, President Cool
idge's campaign manager, had said to
Senator Reed, of Pennsylvania, "It
must be Hoover," und Senator Reed
had replied "It can't he done, it must
be Dawes," the Dawes supporters, af
ter the declination of former Gover
nor Lowden of Illinois, marshaled their
forces and pul the general across for
the nomination.
Larlier in the day, Mr. Butler a fore
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es had passed the word that the ad
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ministration men desired the nomma- 1
lion of Theodore E. Burton of Ohio,
and in the voting whieh followed the
supporters of Frank O. Lowden of
Illinois, ran away with thp nomination
for their man only to have him decline
A letter from Mr. Lowden wan read
to a number of leaders. It wan sent
for the occasion in which he declined
the nomination. Many of the lead
ers argued against reading the latter,
on the ground that the nomination was
the unanimous action of the conven
tion and that a letter to an individual
should not be considered.
The letter said:
"Though I greatly appreciate the
honor, I hereby decline the nomination
for vice president just tendered me."
It was signed Frank O. Lowden and
was undated.
Lowden Declines For Cutting Off
"This thing is done," argued Senator
Willis, who had argued against read
ingthe letter! 'the thing to do is to
adjourn this convention."
Meanwhile, a group of the leaders
crowded about the platform to catch
a glimpse of the letter and participate
in the discussion as to whether it
should be read to the convention and
what action should be taken.
Letter Read to Convention
"It has been known for some time,"
said Mondell, "that Governor Lowden,
whom you have by your votes nomi
nated as your candidate for vice presi
dent, does not desire the nomination,
owing to the press of other public
business, and, in view of the action
taken by the convention, the chair feels
that a letter written by the Governor
be read after which the chair will ask
the convention to take such action on
the letter, or, in view of the letter as
it desires,"
The letter follow*:
"Republican national convention:
"Cleveland, Ohio.
"Gentlemen: Though greatly appre
ciating the honor, I horehy decline the
nomination for vice president just ten
dered me."
Willis Tries to Table Declination
Senator Willis then moved that the
letter be laid on the table.
There were some cries of "Yes" and
some of "No."
On the motion, when it came to a
vote, the convention seemed to be
closely divided.
A roll call was demanded and the
chair reminded the convention that a
roll call could onle be had on the de
mand of six states. Kansas demand
ed one and South Dakota also demand
ed one.
From the floor Martin B. Madden,
of Illinois, asked to know the date of
the letter.
Recess Over tspasse
Chairman Mondell responded that
"the most recent and authentic infor
mât ii" in the possession of the ehair
an Associated Press dispatch just
The dispatch was read In (he con
vention by the clerk.
It was the dispatch from Mr. Low
den's home at Oregon, Ill., again reit
erating his declination of the nomina
Senator Spencer then moved that
the convention proceed to call the roll
for the nomination of vice president
and the nomination was seconded by
Senator Willis, of Ohio.
While some delegates wi re culling
for another culling of the roll to nomi
nate somebody else, Charles II, War
ren, of Detroit, moved a rect
there might he time to communicate
with Mr. Lowden and advise the ac
tion of the convention was taken.
Recess was then tukn until 0 o'clock.
In Pace of Several Rebuffs
Since Mr. Lowden'« name was men
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turned us a probable candidate for the
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vice presidency, he has issued several
statements in each of which he has said
he will not be a candidate for the of
fice, and would not accept it if the
convention nominated him.
Despite his statements, his
continued to be mentioned at Cleve
land us "Coolidge** running male."
Early thin week Mr. Lowden sent a
letter to the convention in which he
derlined to accept the nomination. Thi*
letter was that which wan not road to
the convention until after M r. Lowden
was nominated.
Warned of Fate, Declines Anew'
After the first ballot, when it was
shown that Lowden was leading the
field with 222 votes, he was called on
the telephone by the Associated Press
and advised of the convention's action.
It was pointed out to him that from
all appearances he would be nominal
"If I am nominated 1 will refuse to
accept it," Mr. Lowden told the Asso
ciated Press,
kept my word to the public when I
have given it, I shall do so now.
"1 told the publie I was not and
would not be a candidate for vice pres
ident. I'll not go back on my word.
1 thank the convention, but I will not
accept the nomination."
Mr. Lowden'* statement was sent to
convention headquarters at Cleveland
before the second ballot was finished.
As soon as he was declared nomi
nated by the convention and told of
the convention's action, Mr. Lowden
"1 stand by everything I have pre
viously said. I will not accept the
'So far I have always,
Republican Declaration
Going before the peopleof the Unit
ed States in the coming campaign
the Republican party makes a plain
honest statement of principles and
(Continued on page 6)

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