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The Glasgow Courier
VOLUME XIII GLASGOW, VALLEY COUNTY, MONTANA, JANUARY 19, 1917 NUMBER 33 NEW BANK WILL OPEN NEXT WEEK Farmers - Stockgro Bank Moves Into Tem 4 \ Quarters %, <* WILL ERECT NEW BUIL1>. 1 G. R. Jamieson, President; M. Mur ray, Vice President, and E. D. Button, Cashier of New Bank The Farhiers-Stockgrowers will be open for business the coming week. The exact date of opening Bank! could not be given at this time owing to the delay in some of the fixtures and equipment arriving, but it is a certainty that some time during the week, the bank will be ready for busi ness. The new bank will be located in the brick building adjoining the Courier office, and recently used as the city offices. This will only he a temporary location, as lots have been purchased and plans are bsing drawn for the construction of a modern banking building, which will begin as soon as weather permits in the spring. The present plans are to erect a building, adequate for banking purposes on the lots adjoining the F.undle building on the west. At the annual meeting, Gordon R. Jamieson was elected president of the Bank; Mat Murray, vice president, and E. D. Button, cashier. The di rectors elected were the three officers and Walter W. Hurd, state senator from Valley county. Other stock holders in the bank are Roy Billings ley, W. A. White of Hinsdale, and T. H. Shipstead of Scobey. With regard to the officers and stockholders, the bank is certainly all j that the name implies. Both Mr. | Jamieson and Mr. Murray are well j known in this part of the state, and. are among the largest wool growers in Montana. They are also actively interested in other business. E. D. Button, the cashier of the new bank, was for two years cashier of the j Milk River Valley Bank, and for the ; past two years he has been deputy I county treasurer. Ten years ago Mr. j Bvtton came to Valley county, and, took up a claim on the north bench, I which he homesteaded and has farmed j ever since. His faith in the agricul tural possibilities of this part of the known business men, ranchers and stockmen of the county. Senator Hurd needs no introduction, while T. H. Shipstead is one of the prominent and prosperous ranchers near Scobey. country was shown when he first set tled here and people laughed at the thought of ever making dry land farming pay. He is proud of the fact that he is a farmer, and that he was a successful one may be taken from the fact that this fall he sold his farm of 400 acres for $80 an acre. The other stockholders are well Mr. W. A. White has extensive land holdings and stock north of Hinsdale. Mr. G. N. Ross, who arrived here a short time ago from Winnipeg, will he the assistant cashier. Mr. Ross is a nephew of Mr. Murray's, and has had considerable banking experience in the Canadian metropolis. S00 LINE TO BUILD IS RUMOR Reported That Contract Has Been Let For Extension of Line According to newspaper reports from the Twin Cities and other sources, the Soo Line has let the con struction contract for the extension ■of their line from the present termi nal at Whitetail, in Sheridan county to Coutts, just north of Toole county and just across the Canadian line. The work it is said, is to start at once. This projected line -will form a cut off to the main line to the coast and will open to transportation all of the territory between the main line of the Great Northern and the Canadian boundary. Plans for its immediate building were held in abeyance after the outbreak of the European war. It will require only about 200 miles of new construction in order to affect a junction with the main line. FUNERAL OF MRS. BRUCE The funeral services for Mrs. Bruce were held in the Methodist church on Sunday, January 14th. at 3 p. m. A large number of friends gathered to pay their last respects to one whom they had known and loved. Born on March 18th, 1869, Mrs. Bruce died on January 11th. She was born at Harrison, Ontario, Canada, and was one of a family of seven. There are yet living two sisters and three brothers. The father is also alive, and resides in Minneapolis. Mrs - Bruce was married at Park 'iver, N. D., on December 18th, 1889. this union were born Cecil and .mes, both of whom live in Glas gow. Sunday evening the body, accom panied by relatives, was taken to be made in the family cemetery. Mr. Bruce and family have the sympathy North Dakota where interment will of a large circle of friends in their sad bereavement NEW HOTEL OPEN Glasgow's newest and finest hotel is now open for business. The Glas gow Hotel, as it has been named, with fifty rooms fitted up complete, will cer tainly do much to relieve the room shortage that has existed in the ci 1 .y for the past year. Henry J. Landre, the proprietor, has put in furnishings and fixtures that are seldom found in a hotel in a town this size. Thirteen of the rooms have private baths, and besides these there are public baths and lava tories. Every room has hot and cold running water and telephone service. There is a nice lounge room and light and spacious sample rooms for the traveling men who have sample lines to display. Valley County Representative In troduces Bill in House. Do ing Good Work Representative E. T. Phelps of Val ley county, has introduced a bill pro PHELPS WANTS NEW HERD LAW viding for a herd law, which would be a boon to certain districts of the state if it were passed. The bill was j introduced by Mr. Phelps on Janu ; ary 12th, and while he says that there I is little hope of the bill ever passing, j as the stock interests are too well or ganized against a bill of this kind, I that if it is lost, he will support the j next best bill that comes up, or in fact any bill that looks as it was an im j provememt over present conditions "Everything is moving along smoothly here and we are just get ting down to the regular routing of business," says Mr. Phelps. A copy of the bill as introduced by Mr. Phelps follows: A bill for an act entitled: "An act providing for the creation of herd district; prescribing the man | ner of the creation thereof and pro- j I hibiting the running of livestock at ! large therein, and providing a penalty j [ for the violation of same." j Be it enacted by the legislative as sembly of the state of Montana: Section 1. Herd districts composed of not less than one county, as here inafter provided for, and in the man ner herein set forth, be created and established, wherein livestock consist ing of horses, mules, asses, cattle, sheep, goats and hogs may not, be tween May first and November fif teenth of any year be allowed to run at large or be permitted to run out side of an enclosure surrounded by a legal fence as provided by statute. Section 2. The petition for the cre ation of a herd district shall be ad dressed to and filed with the board of county commissioners of the said county where the proposed herd dis trict lies, and said petition shall be signed by at least forty per cent of the resident taxpayers residing in said district. Section 3. If said petition is by the said board of county commission ers found to be sufficient and to meet all requirements of the law, said board of county commissioners shall, | within twenty days, act upon said pe tition and shall forthwith fix a date for a hearing on said petition, which must not be more than thirty days subsequent to the filing of said peti tion with the said board of county commissioners. Such date shall be advertised in the county paper having the largest circulation for at least two ! issues prior to the date set for said hearing, the board of county com mishioners shall hear any objection to said herd districts being established. Section 4. Upon the final hearing of such petition, if it shall appear to the board of county commissioners that the proposed district complies (Continued on page 7) CLUB HEARS FINE TALK BY EXPERT T. E. McCroskey Addresses Com mercial Club on Civic Problems NEW DIRECTORS APPOINTED j and Active Program Planned for Coming Year derived and were possible, were out Hned by T. E. McCroskey, secretary Community Dinner Proves a Success; Various phases of Commercial Club WO rk and the results that were being „f the Havre Chamber of Commerce, Mr. McCroskey make his talk at the; Community dinner which was held at in a talk to the members of the Glas gow Commercial Club Wednesday] evening. The plans of the club were to have the Coleman Hotel Grill Wednesday noon, but the speaker failed to make train connections and did not arrive until in the afternoon. The dinner, however, was a big sue cess, about fifty business men and farmers being present. The evening meeting was held at j eight o'clock in the club rooms and] about forty business men were pres ent to hear Mr. McCroskey's address. President Sherman also announced his now board of directors, and those who will serve for the coming year are: Glen Maris, R. S. McKellar, Leo Hurly, J. A. Goodrich, S. C. Woody, C. C. Johnson, Fred Fischl and R. J. Moore. In selecting his directors Mr. Sherman put younger men on the board and it is his intention to have a board of directors that will have plenty of "pep" and with the ability to do things. The talk by Mr. McCroskey was j both interesting and educational. He spoke of the relation of the farmer to the business man and what could be done to make the relations more friendly and harmonious, so that both the city and country would benefit. To be a live town, and able to do things, a city must necessarily have a j m proposition which is being talked s ti ongly in the valley at the present j tj me , live Commercial club and Mr. McCros-1 key showed what splendid results were being obtained in Hill county, He warned the farmers against in flating land values, as the reaction. which is bound to come, is detri mental to the growth and develop ment of a section so afflicted. The success of a commercial club depended on it being properly financed, and with a definite program. The budget system was explained and co-operation between all the business men of a town and the farmers of the district surrounding was urged. In the course of his talk Mr. Mc-1 Croskey also explained the flax fibre BOWLING ALLEYS BUSY Bowling seems to be the most popu lar recreation in the city just at près- 1 ent. Since the new alleys in the Crescent were opened, they have been kept busy furnishing sport and exer cise for the bowling enthusiasts. Wednesday has been set aside a ladies' day, and from the number of j the fairer sex who have been down 1 bowling, we venture to predict that if j they continue their present records, j that Glasgow will have several female champions before long. Bowling teams are beong organized and a league will be formed of four or six teams, of five men each. Be ginning Monday the five men having the highest average for the week will be chosen as the Crescent Bowling team, and they will not be permitted to bow) on any other city teams. They will be the champs of the city and meet teams from other towns. All, bowlers should try for the team, as the men having the best scores and | showing consistent bowling form will be selected. Other teams will be formed by business houses in the city and it is hoped to have the league formed and the tournament in progress before very long. WOULD DIVIDE MONTANA One of the principal reasons, ac-1 cording to rumors in political circle*, why the plan for calling a constiti. tional convention is being advocated, is to pave the way for the dimem berment of Montana into two com monwealths—an East Montana and a West Montana. A constitutional amendment, it is said, is the first step that must be taken to bring about the division of the state. If the plan were endorsed by the voters, then congres would be asked to sanction the creation of the new state. While the membership of the lower house would not be affected, it would mean two additional sena tors from the west, and as the west is now dominant at Washington, advo cates of the division believe the time is opportune. All indications are that the legisla ture favoring the calling of a consti tutional convention have a clear ma jority, but whether they can increase this to a clear two-thirds majority— which is necessary under the consti tutional provision for calling such a convention, is a question. f rom the Courier office w CITY OFFICES MOVED The offices of the City Clerk and Manager are now on the second floor 0 f the Rundle building. The removal building adjoining the made the first of the week. The new offices are a great improvement over those in the old lo cation, being more commodious, and with better light and plenty of heat. The meetings of the council will be held j n the new location. _ WOLF POINT PIONEER DIES with the death of John K. Chase of Wolf Point last week, another pio neer has joined those who have gone before. Mr. Chase seemed to be in his usual good health a few hours before he died, but complained of a cold in his chest. Shortly after retiring, he was stricken and breathed his last. L ota l Basketball Team Gets Re CULBERTSON TEAM DEFEATED venge for Former Defeat The Glasgow high school baskethall team evened up old scores Saturday night with the Culbertson team, whom thev defeated by a score of 44 to 28. By getting the jump on the visitors j. the early part of the game, the lo ca ] i a( ) s piled up a lead that could I10 t be overcome, despite the desperate rallies to even matters by Culbertson. After twelve nl i nu tes of play the score was 20 to 4 in favor of the local ladg After this period, the game was comparatively even, both teams scoring . 2 4 points. The latter part of th(? g .., me was bitterly fought. The team wo| . k and pass j nK 0 f t he Cul bertson boys in the last half of the g . ame was " exce iient, and while the Q] asjrow i a( i s managed to keep a good gafe i ea(li their playing was not as consistent as it was in the early part 0 f the game. Captain Heiland was the star of the game, shooting eight baskets up to the time he was taken out for per sonal fouls. His guarding and pass ing did much to bring the victory to the local team. Richardson was con stantly breaking up Culbertson plays, and Illman, Wall and Lebert also played stellar games. For Culbertson, Hägen and A. For syth were the bright stars and they showed their ability to shoot baskets from almost any position and angle, 1 The summary follows: j Glasgow—44. Culbertson —28. Right Forward. Heland Hägen Left Forward. Illman A. Forsyth Center. Wall Bowers Left Guard. Richardson Wilson Right Guard Lebert G. Forsyth Substitutes: Baer for Heiland. Field goals— Heiland, 8; Illman, 4; Wall, 5; Richardson, 1; Lebert, Hägen, 5; A. Foi syth, 4. Free throws— Heiland 2 in 7; A. Forsyth, 8 in 20. Referee, Huber; Umpire, Lemon. WOOL SHORTAGE SERIOL'S Predicting a world-wide diminish ing supply of wool and pointing out that the domestic requirements ot this country must be gained from that fast disappearing supply, a circular issued to all western wool groweis by the National Wool Warehouse & Storage company of Chicago urges _ .... u | 1 _ stantial help in striving to bring about average prices at the time their wool is shorn and ready for sale. This, the circular says, is the only way in which thev can expect to receive just (Continued on page 8) that growers should give more s DEPUTY SHERIFF SHOOTSOUTLAW J. E. Waterous Exchanges Shots With Officers and Meets Death JACK TEAL IS EXONERATED Waterous Shoots When Commanded to Halt and Throw Up His Hands. Died Last Night The mettle of Deputy Sheriff Jack Teal was given another severe test Thursday when he and Deputy Sher iff Will Dickman were sent out to ar rest J. E. Waterous, wanted in Sheri dan county for horse stealing and other offences. That Waterous con sidered himself an outlaw, and a "bad man" is well known, and he showed his respect for the law when he at tempted to "smoke up" the officers when they tried to arrest him. He was told to stop and throw up his hands but instead of that he pulled his gun and shot at Teal. For this act, he is now in the happy hunting grounds, for when Jack Teal saw that he meant to fight, he shot and brought him down. Some time ago Sheriff Powell re ceived a notice from Sheriff Bennett of Sheridan county, stating that he held a warrant for the arrest of Wa terous on a charge of stealing a horse, a saddle and a Remington rifle. His description was given and the local officers started a search for the man they. wanted. Since Monday night they had been looking for him, and Wednesday night they found that he had gone to John Anderson's place on First avenue south, and asked to stop there and put his horse in the barn, but he was refused, so he went to the Breckin ridge place about four and one-half miles south of town, and stopped there for the night. Thursday morning, before any teams had come over the road, Depu ties Teal and Dickman followed his trail. He had left Breckinridge's when they arrived so they took up the chase again, and on the Lismas road, about 14 miles from Glasgow, they came upon him. Waterous was rid ing the horse he had stolen and had the Remington rifle slung over his back. When the officers came within a hundred yards of him, Teal jumped out of the cutter in which he and Dick man were riding, and leveling his gun at Waterous, he commanded him to hall and throw up his hands. Water hall and throw up his hands. Water oils wheeled in his saddle, but instead i of complying with the orders, he j pulled his revolver and sighting over i his left arm. he shot at Teal ! Fortunately for the deputy sheriff, j he missed, but Teal, seeing that once j more it was a case of his life or that j of the other fellow, he shot. The j first shot struck the rifle and knocked I the sight off but the next one caught j Waterous in the left side and went | through his body. Waterous toppled off his horse and the officers ran to , where he lay. j As there was not room in the cut-1 ter to bring the wounded man in, the officers got one of the ranchers in that vicinity to bring him in. They did everything in their power to relieve his suffering, and rushed him into Glasgow and took him to the hospital. Everything possible was done to save his life, but he died last night. Be fore ending his earthly career, he stated that he had stolen the horse, and that it was his fault that he had been shot, exonerating the officers for their part in the affair. The coroner's inquest was held this morning, and the jury held Deputy Sheriff Teal blameless for the tragedy. Waterous had been around Glasgow about a year ago, and has relatives at Collinwood, Minnesota. ORPHEUM CHANGES MANAGEMENT Following the resignation of A. J. Bishell as manager of the Orpheum Theatre, Raymond Robbins, formerly of Malta, "has taken charge here. The resignation of Mr. Bishell comes as a surprise to theatre-goers in the city, but he leaves the manage ment of the Orpheum to engage more extensively in the motion picture business, having formed the Feature Film Booking Co. some time ago and he will devote his entire time to that from now on. The handling of special feature pictures for Northern Mon tana and possibly the entire state will be the object of the new company and Mr. Bishell has already made ar rangements to purchase the exhibi tion rights for "Ramona" and several other big features that are at present making such big hits in the. east. Glasgow will be the headquarters for the company. Mr. Robbins, the new manager of the Orpheum, was formerly connected with the Milk River Amusement Co., having managed the Orpheum theatre at Malta. Recently he was manager of the Lyric theatre there, but gave up that position to come to Glasgow. Mrs. Robbins will join her husband here in a few days. The policy of the Orpheum to show only the best photo-plays obtainable will be continued by Mr. Robbins, and everything possible will be done to make the patrons of the Orpheum feel that they are getting only the very best in pictures. Mr. Robbins has a number of feature pictures booked, among them some of the best produc tions of the Greater Vitagrah com pany. MARRIAGE LICENSES Harry B. Taylor and Mabel E. Erickson, both of Saco; Maurice H. Thompson of Whately and Grace Scan nel of Glasgow; Didrick Kybock of Genevieve and Anna Eklund of Val leytown. County officials from all parts of the state have been in session at Great Falls this week for their annual con vention. Those attending from Val ley county were: Commissioners Carl J. Anderson and Peter A. West, Clerk and Recorder W. B. Shoemaker, Sur veyor W. H. Mann, Assessor B. H. Cottrell, and Treasurer T. M. Patten. SEVERE TRIP PROVES FATAL T. P. Dement Died Saturday Morning After Long Trip In Cold Weather "Death, due to exposure and a heavy cold contracted while on a trip through the north country" was the verdict of the coroner's jury, in the case of T. P. Dement who was found dead in his room in the Shannon Ho tel Saturday morning. While there seemed to be a mystery about his death, it was practically cleared up this week, when Coroner Peterson received a letter from a friend in St. Louis, enclosing a copy of a letter which Dement had written the night before he died. In this he stated that the trip had been a severe one, and that he had been forced to stop for 24 hours at a ranch house in 40 below weather, and that while i ie had not frozen his hands or his feet, he "thought he never would be able to get warm again." Saturday night he was around the hotel lobby and wrote the letter, and then went to his room. About 3:30 he came down to the landing in the stairs and asked the night clerk to get his sheep lined coat which was hang i nu - j n the hall. He said he had an awful cold. Nothing more was seen of him until (i o'clock, when the night clerk was making his first calls. He saw the door of a room open and looking in saw a man lying across the bed, his feet on the floor and with » sheep lined coat pulled over him. The clerk turned on the light and saw that the man was dead. He rushed down stairs and summoned Night Policeman Jerrow who took charge of the body and summoned Coroner Peterson. The inquest was held Saturday morning, and the jury decided that the strenuous trip had been the caus» of his death. The deceased was a collector for the Avery company and had only been around Glasgow for about ten days. His relatives and his employers were notified and the body was ship ped east Sunday. IMMIGRATION INCREASES Immigration of eastern and central states, farmers who bring their equip ment with them to till land in Mon tana, increased 55 per cent in 1916 over 1915 and more came to Montana than to the entire northwest com bined, according to statistics of the Great Northern railway compiled by Harry B. Shafer, chief clerk of the Helena general office. These figures show that 50 per cent more farmers came to Montana than to the states of North Dakota, Öre gon, Idaho and Washington combined and that the tendency of the east is to Montana, rather than Washington and Oregon, as was the case several years ago. A little over half as many journeying agriculturists came to North Dakota in 1916 as did to Montana.