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Stupendous in Qualities of
Human Interest
Adapted from Hall
Caine's Famous
TWO SHOWS AT NIGHT, 7:15 and 9 P. M.
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John Storm
Jan. 16th
So Human It Holds You from
Beginning to End
Edith Storey and Earl
PRICES: Children 25c, Adults 35c, Boxes 50c
The Glasgow
Published Every Friday at
Succeeding the Valley County Independent
T. J. HOCKING, Editor
-« «■tfilüin»
Entered at the Postoffice at Glasgow, Montana,
as »econd class matter October 6th, 1911
$2.00 per year
iUmtiiiil rates (or weekly, monthly and
yearly contract» turnUhed upon application.
* After all
* There are only three things
* That are really worth while
* To be good,
* To do good,
* And always to smile.
Montana improves with age; the
older this state grows the better she
appears. Particularly is this true
■when account is taken of the twelve
month just closed. The average
chronology of events is not, as a rule,
the most interesting reading. But
there is much in Montana's chronicle
of events in 1910 that is interesting to
a marked degree.
First off. the men who make a state,
who produce the things which make
for progress and good will on earth,
Just A Few
have been drawing wages that are
larger than ever they have been in
Montana. In the copper-producing
centers prosperity is wearing its very
best garb, radiant and smiling. The
big copper companies have increased
wages, voluntarily, three times in the
year, each time a boost of 25 cents for
the man who works. The price of
copper never was so high; the prom
ise is that the metal will continue to
command this record price, for the
world needs copper—this is the cop
per age.
No long stretches of railroad have
been built in Montana in the last year,
but all the while the roads have been
doing something in the building line:
new extensions in several parts of the
state have been added to the holdings
of the roads; every day crews have
worked at repairs, so that in this in
dustry there has been no show of
Montana is going to be classed with
the big beet sugar-producine states.
For years BilHngs has had a monop
oly in this line, having turned out
mountains of sugar made from beets
grown in the immediate vicinity. Now
come Missoula, Hamilton and Deer
Lodge with the word that they are go
ing in for sugar beet growing.
The lumber industry hums, the gold
mining industry hums, the cereal and
root vegetable industry hums, the
wheels in the mills hum and the work
ingman hums a lively air as he goes
to his work every day in the year,
every day adding to his bank account.
Look at Montana from any angle
and you will see one of the best states
on earth—everything is in motion and j
everything spells prosperity, health ]
and happiness in this favored of the j
many good states in the Union—Ana- i
conda Standard.
The department of justice has not
acted hastily in taking the inquiry as
to the price of print paper from the ;
hands of the trade commission. Facts
revealed long ago were impressive
enough to warrant the conclusion that
law rather than remonstrance was
needed to meet this situation.
In hardly any instance involving
monopolistic practices has the evi
dence of guilt been more conclusive.
It can be demonstrated, we believe,
that the scarcity so widely proclaimed
was deliberately created. The extor
tionate prices based upon that fiction,
which have brought thousands of pub
lisher face to face with ruin, were
arbitrarily established. By creating
panic conditions, manufacturers and
dealers found it easy to help them
selves to the financial resources of
their customers.
How all-embracing this hold-up was
and is may be better understood when
it is said that almost overnight the
price of print paper was more than
doubled in many cases, and that to
increase the terror thus produced
there was a pretense of inability here
and there to continue supplies on any
terms. Without combination in Can
ada as well as in the United States
no such conspiracy could have suc
Investigation by the trade commis
sion has shown that the average price
now asked for print paper is $29 a
ton more than the average cost of
production. In that circumstance
alone we have proof that conditions
at. the mills have not changed, for the
profit here indicated is greater than
the entire cost formerly of an excel
lent quality of paper delivered.
If our laws against trade piracies
cannot reach a wrong so glaring as
this, they need hardly restrain more
clever offenders who at least operate
in the dark and cover up their tracks.
—New York World.
In electing Mr. Sherman to the
presidency of the Commercial Club,
the business men of Glasgow took a
step in a direction that will doubtless
prove to the best interests of the city
and county. Mr. Sherman under
stands the work of a Commercial
club, he is wideawake to the advan
tages here and has the ability to get
out and do things.
And a Commercial club can do many
things for a town. As Mr. Sherman
said after his election, the Glasgow
Flour Mill would not have been lo
cated here if it had not been for the |
untiring work of the Commercial club,
under the direction of Secretary S. C. 1
This statement coming direct from
Mr. Sherman is certainly a tribute to j
the efficient work done by the Com- :
mercial club under Mr. Moore. The ;
flour mill was brought here, more i
through the personal efforts of Sec
retary Moore, says Mr. Sherman, than i
any other factor. Mr. Moorse is cer- j
tainly deserving the thanks of the |
community for his able work while in j
the club. j
Any man holding public office who
is independent enough to incur the
enmity of the Valley County News is
either a crook or just an ordinary
In a recent issue the News editor
assails the City Council. If we are
to believe his article, Mr. Rhodes
would probably as lief see profes
sional highwaymen or safe-breakers
on the council, as those who make up
the present board.
However, the people of the city and
county will understand the motives.
Some years ago Mr. Rhodes was
caught in an attempt to filch the coun
ty out of a large sum of money.
Possibly he would like to get another
attempt at the county funds. Who
knows ?
The merchants of the northwest are
warned against the activities of a
check artist who has been working
his way west from eastern points,
through Dakota and Montana.
The game is worked at the rush
hour in a store, when the man in
question presents a traveler's check
on a Canadian bank for a large
amount, in payment of a small pur
chase. A letter of identification
signed by the bank declares that he
has purchased the check in question
and is genuine. However the check
presented is a counterfeit, made pay
able to one of the swindler's many
Merchants in this part of the state
i are warned to be on the lookout.
The county authorities are going to
enforce the law as interpreted by At
torney General S. C. Ford relating
to closing the restricted districts.
Both County Attorney Borton and
Sheriff Powell are going ahead to put
this statute into effect. They are not
mincing matters, but have already
served notice on those affected that
violations of the law will be prose
cuted to the limit.
While the printing and newspaper
trade are up against the proposition
of high-priced paper, we have not
raised our subscription or advertising
rates. Besides the purposes we use
it for, paper is used in making cur
rency, and the worst calamity we can
foresee it that some day we will be
paying $2 for $1 bills.
The good work done and the fine
spirit shown by the Glasgow Fire De
partment is deserving of commenda
tion. They have shown that they are
awake to their responsibilities and
have responded promptly and cheer
fully to alarms at all hours and in all
kinds of weather.
They are doing their share, free
gratis, for the community. They
sadly need rubber coats, hats and
boots to fight fires. Many good suits
of clothes have been ruined by the
members, to their own personal loss.
Possibly the city could manage to
get this equipment for the fire lad
dies. And along with this the estab
lishment of a fire alarm system would
add greatly to the efficiency of the
department and the safety of the
Manager Bishell of the Orpheum
announces that he has made arrange
ments whereby three acts of big-time
Hippodrome vaudeville will be pre
sented at his theatre every Tuesday
night in the near future. This is the
vaudeville that tours the big Acker
mann-Harris circuit which plays such
cities as Butte, Spokane, Seattle, Ta
coma, Vancouver, Portland, San Fran
cisco, Sacramento, San Diego, Los
Angeles, Salt Lake City, Denver and
Kansas City. Manager Bishell has
made it possible for local theatre
goers to enjoy this first-class big-city
brand of entertainment through nego
tiations recently closed with the Kel
lie-Burns association of Seattle, who
are the Northwestern representatives
for Ackermann <fc Harris and the
Western Vaudeville Managers' Asso
ciation of Chicago. Vaudeville, when
it is good, is about the finest kind of
entertainment there is and has grown
into great popularity throughout the
country, and Hippodrome vaudeville
has a reputation of being clean, bright
and entertaining. Many acts of na
tional re nown are booked for an early
appearance here, including classy
comedians, dainty singers and danc
ers, and top-notch vaudeville novelties.
Manager Bishell had the opportunity
of seeing several of these acts re
cently in Butte and Great Falls and
took immediate steps to secure book
ings for the Orpheum here.
In many cases so much doubt ex
ists as to what caused the wounding
and sinking of a steamer that a coro
ner's jury would doubtless return a
verdict to the effect that the deceased
vessel tame to its death as a result
of the war.
Subscribe for the Couriir.
Mrs. David Bruce died Thurs
day night, about 9 p. m. fol
lowing a hemorrhage of
the brain which occurred while
she was attending a lecture at
the Gibson Opera House, Wed
nesday night.
In company with Mr. Bruce
and her two sons, James and
Cecil, she attended the meet
ing, out of curiosity, and when
about to leave, she collapsed.
Every effort was made to
save her but nothing could be
The funeral will b€ held on
Sunday afternoon from the
Methodist church.
Bay Rum may cause hair to grow
on a bald man's head but when taken
internally, it "Ain't what it's cracked
up to be."
Bert Washington, a negro porter
in a Poplar barber shop, seeking to
satiate his camel's thirst, drank a
quantity of bay rum, thinking the al
cohol contained therein would fill the
bill. But it was not the right kind of
alcohol, and shortly after taking his
libation, he was prostrated, and died.
It is said that Poplar is "dry." So
dry in fact that in the absence of the
Bacchian fluid, the sports have been
drinking anything from Vanilla ex
tract to "knock-out" drops.
I will make my next regular visit
to Glasgow on Friday and Saturday,
January 19th and 20th, 1917, at which
time will be ready to give special at
tention to all cases of eye, ear, nose,
and throat trouble. Offices with Dr.
Hoyt in the First National Bank
Resident address, Williston, N. D.
Wanted—Furnished room by young
man; close in, and south side pre
ferred. Address, P. O. Box 12.
In His Latest

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