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<$$• <©. VOLUME XII <3a. \ GLASGOW, VALLEY COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1915. NUMBER 18 VISIT THE VALLEY COUNTY FAIR GLASGOW HOST TO BANKERS Special Trainload of Financial Men Here Tuesday GIVEN AUTOMOBILE RIDE Commercial Club Members Take Via itors on Trip Through the North Bench Farming Country. Glasgow was host to a train load of New York Bankers Tuesday morn ing which passed through the city, enroute to the National Convention in Seattle. ' Arrangements had been made by the Commercial Club to take the par ty for an hour's ride through the ex cellent farming country adjoining the city and at eight o'clock over sixty automobiles were in line on Front Street, awaiting the arrival of the train. At 8:30 the train pulled into the yards and the visitors were welcomed by a large number of local business men. The bankers and their wives were then placed in automobiles and driven about the city and up on the north bench, the various points of in terest being pointed out to them. Sev eral threshing outfits were in oper ation and the easterners had an op portunity to see what this part of Montana, was doing agriculturally. The visitors were greatly impressed with the country seen on the short trip and at the progressiveness of the City of Glasgow and its people. Many expressed themselves as being as tonished at finding so modern and thriving a city in one of the newest, yet fastest growing sections of the country. Mr., Cyrus Brown, Vice President of the First National Bank of St. Paul summed up the opinions of the visitors when he said: "Our friends from the East are sur prised at the progress maie in this country. I hate to be one to mention it, but the fact of the matter 13. even New York bankers are a litte pro vincial. They would have hotly re sented being told that they knew no thing about the great west. Yet this is almost a fact. They knew so little abou; ni.» country and had a general idea that it was a semi-desert has in part made them rather conservative about loans for any section very far west of the Twin Cities. These men when they go home will be ready to help develop this wonderful coun try. Here they have witnessed with their own eyes land that is producing bumper crops. "I am willing to admit that I have been somewhat surprised myself at what the farmers are doing in this splendid section of one of the richest states in the Union." Mr. L. W. Hill, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Great Nor thern was in the party and was one of the most interested in noting the rapid development of this part of the country. Following is the personnel of the party: Hon. R. N. Chamberlain and Mrs. Chamberlain, A. Spencer, Jr., Pres. Hartford National Bank, Hartford, Conn, and Mrs. Spencer, Robert C. Peace, Credit Manager Franklin Trust Co., New York City, B. E. Smyth, Vice President, New York State Bank ers Assn. and Cashier Gramatan Na tional Bank, Bronzeville, N. Y. and Mrs. Smyth; W. E. Purdy, Asst. Cash ier, Chase National Bank, New York City, Mrs. Purdy and Miss Mildred Purdy; John.T. Dismukes, President First NationaL Bank, St. Augustine, Fla. and Mes. Dismukes; Ralph W. Cutler, Hartford Trust Co. Hartford Conn., and Mrs. Cutler; P. E. Farns worth, Secretary American Bankers Assn. New York City; T. R. Wilson, Secy, to Gen. Secy. A. B. A., New Secy, to Gen. Secy. A. B. A., New York City, Henry S. Marks, Vice Pre sident Traders National Bank, Ro chester, N. Y. and Mrs. Marks; H. A. Smith and Mrs. Smith; W. R. VandeRogart, Representative New York Central Lines, New York City, E. L. Robinson, Eutaw Savings Bank, Baltimore, Mr., Mrs. Robinson and Miss Martha Robinson; Wm. Bunger of Weehawken, N. J. and Mrs. Bung er; H. R. Williams, Vice President First National Bank, Utica, N. Y. and Mrs. Williams; Mrs. J. D. Puller, wife of President, St. Augustine Sav ings Bank, St. Augustine, Fia., A. D. Aseltine, Financial and Commercial Chronicle, New York City; W. 0. Jones, Vice President National Park Bank, New York City; John Van Cleaf, Vice President National Park Bank, New York City; J. P. Matth ews, Cashier Palmetto National Bank, Columbia, S. C., Mrs. Matthews and Miss Marie Matthews and Miss Reaux Jones, and Mr. and Mrs. Alex Cros well of Columbia, S. C., Mrs. C. A. Pugsler and Miss Alice Applegate; Hon. C. A. Pugsley, Westchester County National Bank New York City, Chester DeWitt Pugsley, H. Herbert Applegate, Hanover National Ifank, New York City, Miss Mildred Apple gate, Dr. W. H. Painter, Cashier West Branch National Bank, Williamsport, Pa., W. L. Kind, Susquehanna Trust and Safe Deposit Co., Williamsport, Pa., Arthur S. Leland, Henry H. Curtiss, Syracuse, N. Y., B. Tompkins, First National Bank, Morrisville, N. Y., W. F. Corwith, Hempstead, L. I., Guildford Dudley, Falkhill National Bank, Poughkeepsie, N. Y., Edward E. Young, Peekskill Savings Bank, Peek skill, N. Y., Everitt I. Young, Mr?. Edward E. Young, Miss Elsie L. Young and Miss Katherine Husted, Clarence E. Dunavan, National Shaw mut Bank, Boston, Mass. and Mrs Dunavan, Phillip S. Babcock, Secre tary of the Trust Company Section, A. B. A. N. Y. City, Arthur D. Welton, Publicity Manager. A. B. A. N. Y. City, George Lewis, A. B. A. N. Y. City, W. G. Fitzwilson, Asst, Secy. A. B. A. New York City, Thos. B. Paton, Gen. Counsel A. B. A., N. Y. City, T. M. Hamilton, Delaware County Na tional Bank, Chester, Pa., Irving H. Hamilton, Mrs. T. M. Hamilton and Miss Sarah E. Hamilton, Gerardus Smith, Director, Schenectady Trust Co., Schenectady, N. Y., John C. Greene and Mrs. Greene, Frank Mil ler, President, City National Bank, Bridgeport, Conn., Mrs. Miller, R. P. Grant. National Exchange Bank, Clay ton, N. Y., Mrs. Grant, W. E. Knox, President Bowery Savings Bank, N. ^. City, W. M. Harrison, President Savings Bank Section, A. B. A., Dr., J. Wesley Hill, Herbert A. Rhodes, Dorchester Trust Co., Boston, Mass., F. A. Phillips, Lambertville National Bank, Lambertville, N. J., Mrs. Phil lips, Miss Helen Wylly, Miss Marie E. Pharo, Samuel Crum, Poughkeep sie, N. Y., Mrs. Crum, Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Gregory, Cashier National City Bank, New York. DROWNED IN BRUSH LAKE H. C. Hansen and Wife Perish When Boat Upsets. H. C. Hansen and his wife, owners of the resort at Brush Lake, east of Antelope in Sheridan county, were drowned in the lake Saturday after noon when a row boat was upset in the middle of the lake. Mrs. Han sen's body is still at the bottom of the lake which is said to be very deep. The accident which cost both the man and woman their lives, occurred within sight of their children on shore. It is said that Hansen had hired a new assistant at the resort to operate the motor boat which was kept for the use of picnic parties. Saturday afternoon Hansen went out on the lake with his assistant in the boat to show him how it should be operated. When the boat was near the middle of the lake the motor refused to go, and Hansen signalled his wife on shore to come out in the skiff and take them to shore. When the small rowboat was along side the motorboat Hansen stepped into it and in doing so turned it over. The man and woman were both thrown into the water and soon sank from view. Hansen's assistant was unable to give any assistance, The children who saw the drowning of both their parents called help from a neighbor's and the lake was dragged Saturday evening and Sunday Mrs. Hansen's body floated to the surface and was recovered. The Hansens formerly lived at Racine, Wis., com ing west more than a year ago and filing on the land surrounding Brush Lake for a homestead. ANNUAL FARMERS PICNIC STARTS MONDAY MORNING EVERYTHING READY FOR OPENING. CONTINUE TO POUR IN EXHIBITS RACES WILL BE BEST EVER HELD HERE Big Purses Attract Many Horsemen. Motorcycle Races Daily. Many Free Amusement Features. Ex hibits now being Arranged Everything will be in readiness when the gates of the Valley County Fair swing open to the public at 9 o'clock Monday morning. The past few weeks have been busy ones for Secretary Moore and now with the fair but a few days off, indications are that it will be the best ever held in the county. The first day of the fair will probably be the biggest of the three, with many of the most in teresting features scheduled to hap pen, and a record breaking crowd is expected, weather permitting. The 1915 fair is to have a great variety of features. In planning for the fair the management has kept in mind its purpose to make the fair, first educational and instructive and second entertaining. This does not mean that the entertainment feature has in any way been neglected. In fact there are some excellent enter tainment features each day. There will be a band concert in the down town district every mornnig and num erous other entertainment features at the fair grounds. Comedy acrobats with an act that is hard to surpass will perform each afternoon in front of the grandstand and should be a big drawing card. The biggest entertainment feature of the fair will be the races. With out a doubt they will be the best ever held here. Horses from all parts of Montana and adjoining states have been given their try-outs on the track. Judging from the number of horses here now, every race will be filled and hotly contested, insuring plenty of interest in each of the many events. A five mile motorcycle race daily during the fair will be watched for eagerly by those who remember the races last year and the keen rivalry that existed. This year's races should be as good if not better and all form er records for this track will undoubt edly be smashed to smithereens. The big purses offered to winners in these events will spur the riderg on even more to outstrip anything that has ever been seen here before. The big ten mile automobile race will be a feature on Wednesday af ternoorj. Automobile racing was a much discussed subject last fall and the races at the fair should attract ev ery racing enthusiast there for that day. The various exhibits, all in charge of competent people, promise to be WEEKLY WEATHER REPORT Clear and moderately warm weather urday, August 28th, with an excess prevailed during the week ending Sat in the daily mean temperature of 1 degrees as compared with the norm al. No rain fell, this being the first week this season in which no precipi tation was recorded. The highest temperature was 87 degrees on Thursday, August 2fith, and the lowest was 47 degrees on Sat urday, August 28th, making a week ly range in temperature of 39 de grees. A light smoke prevailed all week. There were 6 clear days and 1 partly cloudy day. The wind force was lighfc to gentle from the East. The harvesting of wheat, oats, rye, barley, and flax is about completed and threshing is proceeding in full capacity, and the average yield per acre as compared with what is usually raised in an ordinary season will stand fully at 125 per cent. The range grass continues to be unusually green for this time of the year, and corn is making »-large growth and is wel! eared.— C. W. Ling, Observer, Weath er Bureau. unusually interesting this year. Many entries have already been received by Secretary Moore and hundreds more are expected. The grain, vegetable and livestock exhibits all promise to be large and unusually interesting, the fair management striving to make ! these exhibits tell the story of Valley County's progress. Several of the Glasgow merchants will have displays at the fair grounds which will be interesting and instruct ive, and there will be the usual num ber of amusement features, the lem onade stands, the sandwich stands and all of the clean, legitimate amusements usually found at the fair. The $2000 offered in premiums for farm products, with a prize for ev erything grown on the farm will be worth going after by every farmer in the county; the $1800 in racing purses, with six fast races every day, will be an inducement for the horse men to put forth their best efforts to be in the money; six free funny sliows each day will entertain the crowds, affording amusement to both old and young and the concerts by the Glas gow band will prove a 3 popular a 3 ever. Monday, September tilh will be La bor Day, Tuesday, Children's Day, when every boy and girl under 18. of will be admitted free years of age will be admitted free Wednesday will be J. -J. Hill and Mal ta Day. A special tra\n from Malta, stopping at all points en route to Glas gow will arrive in the city Wednesday morning and the special inducement of a one and a third fare should bring many here from the west end. ****************** * Rules of the Road * * All automobiles hauling passen- * * gers to and from the Fair * * Grounds during Fair week will * * travel separate routes each way. * * Going to the grounds, the coulee * * road will be followed and return- * * ing the route will be past the * * cemetery and through the Rhodes * * addition on the hill. * * To avoid the possibility of ser- * * ious accidents this rule has been * * adopted and the Fair Directors * * request all owners of autos and * * other vehicles to observe it and * * assist the management in pre- * * venting injury or loss of life * * through accident. * ****************** FALLS OFF HAYSTACK Knute Tande, son of A. N. Tandc, a farmer living about twenty miles west of Scobey was seriously injur ed last week when he fell from a haystack and broke his neck. The Tande boys were busy putting up hay and were loading at a stack, using a big sling. Knute Tande was work ing on the stack and while in the act of receiving a large bundle he was knocked to the ground, striking in such a manner as to break his neck. Upon examination it was found that the spinal cord was injured to such an extent that he was completely par alyzed. An operation was performed and his condition became somewhat improved, recovering feeling in his body and legs. GREATEST GRAIN EXHIBITS Helena, Montana, September 2nd. —That the monster wheat crop of Montana will mean the greatest grain exhibits ever shown at the Montana State Fair is the belief of Secretary P. B. Snelson, who has made arrange ments for the showing of more wheat, oats, barley, rye and other grains and grasses than in any previous year. The fair this year, is held during to Helena, the week of September 20-25, by which time all harvest in Montana will practically be over. Numerous en tries for the Studebaker auto wheat prize are coming in daily. Grain growers in every section of the state will send the specified amount of grain which is the largest individual prize to compete for the splendid auto, ever given by a state fair. It is anticipated that more interest will be taken in the farm products and catMe divisions than ever before. Montana's agricultural popjlition is steadily increasing. The fair manage ment by proper co-operation with the farmers, he pes to make the 1915 ex position the greatest agricultural fair in *he country. To encourage a large attendance this year, the railroads are again co operating with the state fair and will give half-fare rates on the loundtrip Local agents have in structions from head-quarters to give all information concerning freight shipments and passenger rates to those who inqurie. INSURE FOURTH CLASS MATTER Fourth Class Mail Matter will here after be insured instead of registered is a new order of the postal depart ment, which states that after Septem ber 1, fourth class matter can only be insured at the prescribed rates. The order says in part: "Fourth class mail shall not be re gistered, but may be insured against loss in an amount equivalent to its actual value, but not to exceed $5.00 in any one case, on payment of a fee of 3 cents; not to exceed $25 on pay ment of a fee of 5 cents; nor to ex ceed $50 on payment of a fee of 10 cents, or not to exceed $100 on pay ment of a fee of 25 cents, in addition to the postage, both to be prepaid by the stamps affixed; tjut indemnify wil. not be allowed in cases of loss of such mail addressed to the Phillipine Isl ands, unless the loss occurred in the postal service of the United States." The rates are practically the samo that have existed for the parcel posv insurance, and are nominal. The new order puts all fourth class matter un der one type of insurance. Collections for losses are based on the insurance fee paid. MONTANA PIONEERS TO MEET Great Falls, Montana, September 2. —The Montana Pioneers' annual re union will be held at Great Falls this year on Séptember 9th and 10th; the yearly convention of the Sons and Daughters of Pioneers will take place at the same time, and Great Falls is making elaborate preparations to en tertain the old timers and their child ren. Prominent speakers will help the business sessions profitable, inter esting, inspirational and entertaining. The Hotel Rainbow will have an orchestra in their magnificent palm room each evening, there will be receptions and an old timers' dance, movie parties and illustrated historic al lectures, and auto rides to the big dams and smelters. One evening a banquet will be served to the dele gates. The entire two days will prove memorable to all visitors. Spe cial rates of a fare and a third have been granted on all railroads. LAW AFFECTS EMPLOYERS Names of all employers of labor in all the occupations effected by the Workmen's Compensation act, which went into effect July 1, 1915, are re quested by the Industrial Accident board of Montana. The following oc cupations are affected. Garage, contracting» teaming and draying, foundry, feed mill, steam plow (operated for hire), livery sta bles, machine shop quarries and monumental stone, galvanized iron and tinsmithing, glass factory , bakery, carpentry, lumber, coal and wood yard, butcher shop, steam threshing outfit (operated for hire), theater (not moving picture), logging oper ations, cement manufacture, well drilling, paper hanging and painting. Co-operation is requested as the board has thus far been unable to se cure a complete list of employers ef fected by the new law. PREPARING FOR SCHOOL TERM Vacation Days Almost Over for School "Kids" TERM BEGINS SEPT. 13th List of Teachers and Subjects for the Coming Year. Increase in Num of Pupils Expected. Vacation days will soon be over for the Glasgow school children. On Mon day, September 13th, the doors of the local institution of learning will again swing open for the 1915-1916 term. The date of opening the schools was placed after the county fair in order to secure a full attendance at school the first day. A big increase in at tendance is looked for in the high school, as the many advantages offer ed will bring many students from other counties here. The graded school from present indications will also have their full quota of pupils. The teachers employed for the Glas gow city schools and the departments taught by each are as follows: High School D. S. Williams will teach Mediaeval and Modern History, Civics and Mod ern History. Miss Bessie L. Dougherty, English and Music. Miss Johanna C. Lind, Latin and Domestic Science. Miss Harriet P. Switzer, Ancient History and Commercial Subjects. Mr. J. C. Gould, Science and Mathe matics. Mr. A. W. Buckman, Mechanic Arts and Athletics. South Side Grammar School Mr. Roy Huber and Miss Eva Ham mond will teach all the eighth grade and south side students in the seventh and sixth grades under departmental plan. Miss Vera Hickok and Miss Nora Ebersole will each have sections of the fourth and fifth grades. Miss Jessie Fair and Eleanor Har roun will teach sections of the second and third grades. Miss Madeline Parker will teach all of the south side first grade pupils. North Side Grammar School Mr. J. C. Lawton will teach the sixth and seventh grades. Miss Lucy Gaynor, fourth and fifth grades. Miss Lillian Harlin, second and third grades. Miss Minda Johnson, first grade. All students above the first grade and below the seventh grade who are conveyed in the school busses should attend the school at the south side building. Two sections have been provided for the second and third grades and also for the fourth and fifth grades in the south side build ing in order to obviate the crowded conditions of these departments last year. It may be necessary to make some transfers from one side of the city to the other, but it will be done so as to work as little hardship as possible on the students. It is quite essential that all the students enroll on the first day so that the transfer can be attended to at once. Promotions are made with the un derstanding that students enter the first day of school the following year. A complete program of classes will be heard the first day, so no student can afford to delay entering. Stu dents in all departments who have not attended school in Glasgow jhould see Mr. Williams in his office at the High School building Thursday or Friday previous to the opening of school so that he may arrange for their classi fication. HUNTING SEASON OPENS The number of ducks and prairie chickens in Valley County are consid erably fewer since the hunting season opened Wednesday morning. Num erous parties from Glasgow set out in quest of the feathered tribe and brought home good bags. Several auto loads went up to Lake Bowdoin but they did very little shooting on account of the disease that seems to be prevalent among the ducks there this season.