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The Glasgow Courier tOFi ** U brary NUMBER 6. GLASGOW, VALLEY COUNTY, MONTANA, JUNE 7, 1918. VALLEY COUNTY TO SEI HOKE Another Contingent of 171 Men to be Sent to Camp at Fort Lewis. CLASS ONE MAY BE ENTIRELY USED UP Montana Will Furnish Four Thousand to be Ready About June Twenty-Fourth. The state of Montana will have to give 4,000 men for the national army under the call for 250,000 men to be called^ June 24 according: to the or ders issued by the war department this week. Under the selective service law, as it now stands, all calls for men in the draft must be made in proportion to the total number of men in class 1. According to the latest figures avail able, there are today 1,232,086 men listed in Class 1 in all the states, ter ritories and the District of Columbia. Two hundred and eighty thousand are a little over 24 1-3 per cent of the total number registered. The men will be called June 24 and the movement to the camps will last five days. This is the largest num ber of men called to the colors at one time since the original draft of 687,000 last year. The 280,000 called out June 24 will all be trained for fighting. Calls for specialists will be made separately. It is believed that all of the 280,000 will be taken from Class 1A. But it may be necessary in some localities to draw on other classes to make up the quota. Sheriff Receives Call. Tuesday morning Sheriff Powell re ceived notice that Valley county will be called upon to furnish 171 men and Secretary Wolking of the county draft board is working on the lists and names of those that will be called from Valley county will be published next week. The exact date for en trainment has not been set but will be within the five day perior of June 24 and will also be announced later. The quota for Phillips county has been set at 186 and for Sheridan coun ty 222 which makes a total of 579 in cluding Valley county for the three counties that was formerly the terri tory embraced in Valley county. BANQUET AT MODEL IN* HONOR OF BRITISH OFFICER Lieutenant Reeves of the British army will be the guests of honor of the War Savings committees at the Model cafe on Wednesday evening, June 12 at a six o'clock dinner. Pro vision is being made to accommodate one hundred guests. Owing to the fact that the people in outlying points are demanding the privilege of hearing these war speakers the committee will not be able to have Lieutenant Reeves make a public address in Glasgow. However he will speak at the banquet and a representative of every family in Glasgow should hear first-hand of the lieutenant's experiences in the front-line trenche fsor three years. Music for the occasion will be fur nished by the Home Guard band and the Glasgow male quartet. An ad Makes Terrible Leap JOHN JOHNSON IN INSANE FRENZY WHILE IN CUSTODY OF SHERIFF POWELL JUMPS HEAD FIRST THROUGH PASSENGER COACH WINDOW GOING AT HIGH SPEED. John Johnson, whose home is on a ranch ten miles north of Vandalia, while in the custody of Sheriff C. W. Powell, being held for insanity, jump ed head first through a window of a passenger train, while the latter was going at a rate, estimated at fifty miles an hour at about 4 o'clock Mon day morning at a point about twenty miles from Glasgow. Johnson is the man who had some trouble at Hinsdale some time ago when it is alleged a number of men poured a quanity of hot tar on his head. It is said that he has been act ing queerly and last Sunday Sheriff Powell received a telegram from Havre that the authorities there were hold ing a man, who it was found from papers found on his person to be from Valley county. It was said the man was acting queerly and Sheriff Powell left Sunday to bring the man back. When the sheriff and his prisoner got to a point about twenty miles west of Glasgow, Johnson asked to get a drink and while the sheriff was putting the glass back he heard a crash and when he turned he saw Johnson going head first out the win dow. The train was immediately stopped and backed up for a distance with the sheriff riding the cow catch er, to receive the help of the headlight of the engine, but no trace of John son was found. A searching party looked all day Monday and the only clew they got of the man was where he had struck the side of the road bed and ploughed up a couple of furrows. A trail of blood was followed for a short dis tance then stopped. Tuesday night Johnson was found on the ranch of Andrew Nelson, three miles south of Vandalia, seemingly none the worse for his experience, although he was a little bruised. Sheriff Powell has been a police official in various capacities for a number of years and has borne an ex cellent reputaton as to holding and getting what he went after and this is the first time a man has ever suc ceeded in getting away from him. vance sale of tickets for the banquet will be made. Lieutenant Reeves will leave Glasgow immediately after the banquet for his appointment at Lismas at eight o'clock. SAMMIES GET THEIR COURIER SMOKE FUND The Glasgow Courier this week re ceived a number of acknowledgements from some of our Sammies in France in which they tell of receiving tobacco and cigarets secured through the Courier fund. Those who have written are: Ed win G. Goodwin, Pearl McMahon, E. N. Leahy, C. A. Rennick, James Mc Vey, Harry H. Hall and William J. Nicholson. The boys are all members of one of the American truck units operating somewhere in France. They express their gratitude to the Courier for the comfort obtained from the smokes and say they are well and waiting patiently to "go over the top" on a final drive at the kaiser. HELD FOR ASSAULT. Mike Worrztozo, a rancher on the river was bound over to the district court Wednesday by Justice of the Peace Rapp, after a preliminary hear in gon a charge of assault in the sec ond degree. The bond was fixed at $1,000. It was alleged in the com plaint that the defendant has fired six shots from a revolver at John Kennedy and Roy House during an altercation over some sheep. ADJUDGED INSANE. After a hearing in the district court Wednesday, Henry Loitz, a farmer of the North country, was adjudged in sane and committed to the state hos pital. LIVE WIRES ORGANIZE GLASGOW ATHLETIC CLOB Several Public Spirited Young Men of City Join Popular Organization. A number of the live young men of Glasgow met at the City Athletic park last Friday evening and organized The Glasgow Athletic association and the following officers were elected: I. T. Mishkin, president; Bob B. Parke, first vice president; J. J. Carroll, second vice president; William R. McDowell, secretary and treasurer; Ray Cannon, physical director. A committee was also appointed by the president to increase the member ship of the organization composed of Albert Black and L. B. Gregory, and it is hoped that the same wil ldouble the membership in the next week or two. The organization expects to co operate with the Hame Guard. The membership is open to all Glasgowites of the male sex and good stand»"« in this community who are farsighted enough to appreciate what wholesome recreation, competition and sound phy sical training can do to fit them both for service at home as well as abroad. The following are the charter mem bers of the new organization: W. R. McDowell, B. B. Parke, J. J. Carroll, Gail Shoemaker, Albert Black, L. B. Gregory, R. A. Hawk (honorary char ter member—to leave for camp in a fe wdays in an engineer corps), Ray Cannon, William Illman, Blundy Bliss, Geroge Frock, Bemal Bakkum, Bill Horton, Lars Johnson and I. T. Mish kin. UNIVERSITY STUDENTS UNDERDRAFT LAW Men Will Register June 5 and Become Eligible for Military Service. Twenty-eight university of Mon tana men will be called upon to reg ister June 5, under the new draft law passed by congress. The following men will be required to register: A Boyd, J. J. Bourquin, H. Dahlberg, P. X. Daniels, J. A. Dawes, L. W. Demers, M. Derr K Dodge, L Dyll, J. B. Friauf, E. Har R ol fi J " c - Ha rris, W. M. Hoiles, E. B. Howe, R Jackman, H. Largent, C Lockkwood, C. D. McLure, K. Orgain, R. Reynolds, H. Rooney, E. Rosendorf, R. Sullivan, T. Swearingen, G. L. Tur cott, W. White, A. Woehner, W. N. Worth. Definite military training and in struction under the supervision of United States army officers, and the creation for all college students a military status beyond that offered at present, feature the latest authorita tive communication from the war de partment. By a recent statement, re ceived May 10, students under the draft age will have an opportunity to be subject to call when they have com remain in college and at the same time gleted their student courses and have ecome 21 years of age. BENEFIT AT ORPHEUM THEATER. JUNE 14 On Friday, June 14, there will be a show given at the Orpheum theatre for the benefit of the Woman's Pat riotic association "Keys of the Right eous, will be given at this time, and several musical numbers will be rend ered. The usual prices of 15 and 30c, will be charged. Everyone should re member the date and plan to attend. WAR SAVINGS CAMPAIGN STARTS IN VALLEY COUNTY WITH GREAT VIGOR DR. GARDNER TO SPEAK TO GLASGOW CITIZENS Representative of National Food Administration Making Tour of State. Dr. H. C. Gardiner, a lecturer for the United States food administration and the national council of defense, will make a twenty-day speaking tour through the northern part of Montana ably on the night of June 7. Dr. Gard in June, opening at Fort Benton, prob iner will appear in Glasgow on or about the 13th of June. Dr. Gardiner, known as one of the best public speakers in the state of Montana, is a man unusually well in formed on war topics in general. For many months he has been intimately connected with the United States food administration and other government departments, and has had the advant age of association with men close to the working of the great fight against German autocracy. He has a force ful and interesting manner of delivery that gives his hearers a keen appre ciation of the situations as he pre sents them. "When one hears the actual truth about the German system of warfare knows their aims and ambitions; and realizes some of the truth of German atrocities, he is not content with obey ing rules of the various governmental depratments; he demands that he be allowed to do more; that he be allowed to do everything humanly in his power to end the power of this scourge to the human race," says Dr. Gardiner. Few speakers have the power of holding an audience as does Dr. Gardi ner. He wastes no time in generali ties or theorisms. He plunges at once into his subject and talks of difficult world situations as if they were the simplest affairs in mind. Local food administration and coun cil of defense representatives are working together to make the meeting a success. 225 ACRES OF GRAIN PLEDGED BY FARMERS Women 's Patriotic Association Active in the Interest of Red Cross Added List of Names. The Women's Patriotic association of Valley county continues her good work. Though the drill for the past few weeks has been discontinued ow ing to unavailable circumstances, yet the members of the organization have been working hard along practical lines. If anyone had the idea when this organization was formed, that no good for the Red Cross would come of it, they have but to read over the list of the patriotic farmers printed in last week's issue, and the names which follow, that has been secured through this association to pledge one acre or more of grain or vegetables for the Red Cross. Up to date this list represents about 225 acres of wheat and flax besides potatoes, alfalfa, etc. Do you realize just what this will mean in dollars and cents this fall? The new list of names secured are: Glasgow vicinity—Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Wm. Bohne, one acre; Frank Sullivan, one acre; Matt Sassen, one acre; R. Shea, one acre; J. M. Todd, one acre; Gus Dahl, one acre; Mr. and Mrs. Hugh H. Steele, one acre; Ford Miles, one acre; Fred Miles, one acre; C. H. Newton, one acre; W. M. Rimmel, one acre; Wm. Arnold, one acre; Frank Rice, one acre; Roy Rice, one acre; Alan Tomilson, one acre; Mike Burrus, one acre; Miss Carrie Millman, one ace: F. A. Hutton, one acre; Mrs. H. M. Mclntyre, one acre; C. J. Bill îngsley, one acre; H. E. Smith, one acre; H. C. Sprague, one acre; W. T. Sprague, one acre; H. L. Sprague, one acre; A. -Armstrong, one acre; Mrs. M. C. Kirk, one acre; Henry C Lentz, one acre; W. D. Copeland, one acre; Lawrence Chouinard, one acre. Tampico—Jorgen Erickson, P. C. Opsahl, Tim O'Connor, Lawrence Mihm, J. R. Hmes, John Sanderson, Chris Johnson, Axel Anderson, A. U Baer, Nolaf Halverson, Charley Weiss, H. C. Opsahl, O. J. Olson, Mrs Henry Olson, E. K. Moen. Hinsdale—C. J. Ebersole, Mr. and Mrs. Jay Taylor, five aores; Haakon Larson, H. C. Westby, J. E. Burke J. M. Taylor, Royal Graham, Chas. Taylor J. C. Acridge, Fred Laatsch, Meyer Alterman, Joste M. Quigley, J. A. Downing, five acres; John Forsman, Frank Zuru, Ira Taylor, A. Carico. Log Cabin auxiliary (names fur nished by Mrs. V. C. Rogers)—Vin cent Rogers, Fred Leistiko, S. N Small, E A. Phelps, H. H. Ebersole, Oscar H. Bergos, R. V. Russell, Strand & Olson, Donald R. Ewing, Jacob Daum Bert Midge, Earl G. Swihart, Peter Maxness, R. G. Funnel ^Nashua—Charles Olson, John Dem Avondale-^Mrs. E. B. Seaman, H. Hodgson' Thomson, Raymond Thoeny— F M. Thoeny, A. Flue kiger, A. B. Pierce, U. D. Lind H Frank*vA "w Bur *' A " en Johnson) Frank Van Hagenen, Mrs. E. Rey nolds J. Struthers, H. Bartholemv s °n".D °ÄS' d N ' >,, • Fred T0W " ; ^patriotic rally is to be given at fvh ft Ga,gin school house Friday afternoon, j une 15 There will be an old fashioned farmer's pic nic nad dancing in the evening with a number of good speakers. Every one IS invited. ^very ENERGETIC WORKERS NAKED li ASSISTANTS Director C. D. Arnot Says It is Imperative That County Go Over the Top. The War Savings drive is on in Glasgow and Valley county and like all other drives the present one will be pushed to a successful ending. The county must subscribe the sum of $308,616. Director C. D. Arnot is lining up his forces for the big battle and the ac tivities of the campaign will extend to every point in the county. His assist ants have been appointed with cpre and everyone has taken hold with a will and determination that Valley county will "Go Over the Top." The first meeting was held last Fri day in the chamber of commei ce. rooms under the direction of Assistant State Director Flint who outlined to the large number of enthusiasts present the manner of conducting the drive Preparations Being Made. Big preparations are being made for the intensive drive which will culminate in community meetings and which will be held in every school dis trict or other desigiuited sub-division throughout the entire state on June 28. Each county director will be as sisted by a staff of six committees of five or more members each. The fol lowing committees will be organized: The mailing committee, to mail cards to voters and residents summon ing them to meetings on June 28. The quota committee to determine the quotas of the various school dis tricts or other subdivisions of the county. The meetings committee to get per sons to conduct the meetings on June 28 and instruct them in their duties. The press and publicity committee has charge of newspaper and publicity work in each county. The pledge card and subscription committee to get pledge cards into the hands of persons conducting the meet ings. The special committee will do •îuch miscellaneous work as may be as signed to it by the county directors. The plan for this big war drive has for its object to get the people of the nation lu pl©<lpro tWeF -.«elve» to nave and invest from their savings the greatest possible amount in War Sav ings stamps during the remainder of 1918 and thus pledge up the nation's remaining- quota on National War Savings day. Big meetings are to be held June 28. People are asked to subscribe a certain amount which is to be paid sometime between then and the first of next January. Proclamation Issued. To the Citizens of Valley County: (Continued on page four). ST. CLAIR ANNOUNCES TREASURER CANDIDACY Well Known Jeweler Shies Hat Into Ring as Nominee on Republican Ticket. C. R. St. Clair, the well known jew eler, has announced his candidacy for the nomination on the republican ticket for the position of treasurer of Valley county subject to the wishes of the people of the county. Mr. St. Clair is 46 years old and has been in the jewelry business in Glasgow since May 10, 1894. He has never held any position in the county official family of Valley county, but has filled two terms as treasurer of the city of Glasgow and filled a por C. R. St. Clair. tion of a third term as treasurer, but resigned to accept a membership in the Glasgow city council. Mr. St. Clair has been prominent in the upbuilding of Glasgow and is reputed as a man of sterling charac ter and uprightness in his business dealings. He is a man of family con sisting of a wife and three children, two boys and a girl. Mr. St. Clair has for a number of years been actively identified with a number of the prominent secret or ders, being a thirty-second degree Mason, a Shriner and a Knight Temp lar and a leading member of the Knights of Pythias. He seeks election as treasurer of Valley county to suc ceed the present incumbent T. M. Pat ten,who retires by virtue of being not eligible to succeed himself under the law. DEFENDANTS ARE HELD FOR DISTRICT COURT Miller Brothers Charged With Grand Larceny Must Face Jury of Their Peers. The preliminary examination as to the probable guilt of John and W. A. Miller on a charge of grand larceny filed by Ernest E. Chabot of Malta, was concluded before Justice of the Peace Rapp Monday afternoon and the defendants were held in bonds of $500 each for their appearance at the next term of the district court. It was alleged by the prosecution that the Miller brothers had received an application for a loan of $1,000 on the homestead of Chabot near Malta and that Chabot had given his notes secured by a mortgage and that $400 of the loan was given to Chabot but that the Miller brothers had hypothe cated the notes and mortgage with a jocal bank and secured money which it was alleged they converted to their own use. The transaction was first started about a year ago and it is alleged that the Miller Brothers had failed to give Chabot the remaining $600 of the loan until threats of prosecution had been made. It was brought out at the hearing that Chabot has been paid in full of the amount of the loan asked and that the Miller Brothers had sent Chabot a check for the amount due and that Chabot had reported that he had failed to receive the check. The testimony revealed the fact that after Chabot had complained of not receiving a check that a duplicate was mailed to him some time after the complaint was filed against the Miller Brothers. The defendants were represented by Attorney Thomas Dignan and County Attorney Borton conducted the prose cution. The defendants furnished bonds Monday evening and the case will come up at the next term of the district court. DRAFT CALLS 200.000 FOR DUTY AT HOME "Limited Service" Men to Take Place of Those Fit for Active Duty at Front. Another reservoir has been tapped by the war department and through an outlet opened in the storage basin of America's man power will flow in directly more terror for the Hun. Sheriff Powell as head of the coun ty draft board received a communica tion this week containing the informa tion that 200,000 registrants held for limited military service will be re leased to take the places of able bodied men fit for the firing line. Two grammar school graduates are wanted for voluntary service to go to Bozeman, to take a special course of training, to entrain June 19. The books will be open until June 15 for voluntary enlistment. The first call for men under the new orders will include 9,000 for the entire country and some of these home soldiers will be sent into the timber regions of the far northwest to cut spruce for airplanes. They will be a regular part of the army, but instead of duty in the trenches they will spend the summer amid healthful surroundings, in a great drive for raw material urgently needed for the building of this coun try's tremendous airplane fieet. Voluntary enrollment will be per mitted up to June 15. Men will be listed for acceptance for this duty in the order in which they apply to their local boards. Their physical condi tion must not be such as to impair their usefulness for the work to be performed. If enough men are not obtained vol untarily orders will be issued direct ing local boards to involuntarily in duct them, beginning with the first on the list in Class 1. _ Men skilled in twenty-three voca tions are eligible for this service. The list includes locomotive engineers; railroad grade foremen, wooden bridge carpenters, telephone linemen, tele graphers, pile driver foremen, steam shovelers, steamfitters, automobile me chanics, cooks, railroad brakemen, la borers, firemen, railroad track fore men, locomotive repairmen, surveyors, railroad instrumentmen, draftsmen, stationary engineers for donkey en gines, carpenters, electricians, automo bile drivers, clerks and railroad con ductors. FARMERS PLAN TO BUILD RAILROAD A number of farmers living in the vicinity of Avondale, Baylor, Glen tana and Opheim were in the citv Monday accompanied by Banker F. H. Derrig of Opheim with instructions given them by a meeting held near Avondale Sunday to make arrange ments for the drafting; of articles of incorporation for a railroad into the North country to connect at some con venient point with the Great North ern main line. The committee was composed or Ben Fagan, Baylor; Charles J. Ander son, Glentana; William Evarts, Bay lor; George Hanson, Avondale; W. J. Henry, Avondale, and F. H. Derrig of Opheim. Attorney Thomas Dignan was en gaged to draw up the necessary legal papers. A meeting will be held Friday, June 14 at Fagan's farm, about six miles east of Baylor, to complete the organ ization of the farmers' company and sretthe necessary capital stock sub scribed. The committee feels confident they have enought stockholders in sight now to finance the right of way and trackage, and if unable to capitalize sufficiently to cover rolling stock, they feel that with a good crop the federal government would haul their crop to market this fall with Great Northern equipment. Everyone interested in a railroad to the north country" is urged to attend this big meeting on June 14, and be sure and bring your lunch basket and come in time to take part in the bas ket dinner at noon. Following the meeting in the after noon, a dance will be given in Mr Fagan's big new barn that has a floor space of 50x844,feet. Delegations from neighboring towns are especially re quested. AMERICAN BOYS BEAR BRUNT OF FIGHTING .l ï! don,June 6.—The disclosure in the French official statement today that American troops have been en gaged m hard fighting in two sectors of the present great battle line and have again demonstrated their splen did quality, as they did at Cantignv recently., is most welcome to the Brit ish public. The Americans, it is noted are in the field in sectors where the fighting is most intense, namely be tween the Marne and the Ourcp rivers where the Germans do not appear yet to have yielded belief in their ability still further to develop their thrust for Paris. It was pointed out that the Ger man advance was continuing through attacks of unabated violence, but with a greatly reduced rate of progress. WEATHER HAN REPORTS • MAY AS DRY HONTH A Light Frost During Middle of Period Causes Slight Dam age to Vegetables. The special observer of the United States Weather bureau in his meteor logical record for May, 1918, shows that only a small amount of precipa tion occurred in fact much less than in former years. The mean maximum temperature for the month was 72.2 degrees, the mean minimum 38 degrees and the mean temperature was 55.1 degrees. The maximum temperature or warmest day was 9.1 degrees occurr ing on the 4th. The minimum temper ature for any one day was on the 16th when the thermometer reached 22 de grees. The greatest daily range of temperature was 48 degrees on the loth. The smallest daily range was 17 degrees on the 8th the mean range tor the month was 34 degrees. The total amount of precipation was .37 inches, the greatest in 24 hours occurred on the 21st, when .30 inches tell. There were 4 days during the month in which .01 inch or more rain fall occurred. There were fifteen clear days, thir teen partly cloudy and three cloudy days. On the night of the 16th a frost occurred doing damage to tender vege tables. Fire Destroys Photo Studio EXPLOSION OF FLASHLIGHT POWDER MONDAY MORNING CAUSES COMPLETE LOSS OF IN TERIOR OF KRITCHEVER PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO WITH LARGE LOSS. HISS P. A. CLARK BACK FROH HELENA Superintendent of Deaconess Hospital Attends State Nurse Examination. Miss P. A. Clarke, superintendent of the Glasgow Deaconess hospital re turned Sunday morning from Helena where she attended the examination of nurses by the state board of nurse examiners of which Miss Clarke is a member. The examination was held from May 27 to 29 inclusive and according to Miss Clarke out of sixty-four ap pearing for examinations sixty-one were passed out of which number for ty-three were passed for Red Cross service as a part of the quota to be furnished by Montana. Mrs. Florence Ford of Glasgow was one of those passed for service with the Red Cross. The quota for Montana to be fur nished for the Red Cross by January 1, 1919 is 249," said Miss Clarke, "and the fact that at the recent ex amination we have passed forty-three is an evidence that we will, more than probable, furnish the entire quota by the designated time." CHARLES W. FAIRBANKS ANSWERS LAST SUMMONS Indianapolis, June 6.—Charles War ren Fairbanks, former vice president of the United States and former Uni ted States senator from Indiana, died at his home here last night. Death was due to intestinal nephritis, which has been a chronic ailment with him, but not regarded as particularly ser ious until recently. All members of the former vice president's family ex cept Major Richard Fairbanks who is in France, were at his bedside. « GLASGOW GIVEN HER HONOR FUG Chairman S. J. Rundle Receives Handsome Emblem for Go ing Over the Top. TBI® LIBERTY LOU RECORD BROKE Chairman of Ninth Federal Reserve District Extends Sincere. Congratulations. The honor flag awarded Valley county for its noble and successful efforts in going over the top in her recent Third Liberty loan campaign was received Thursday morning by Chairman S. J. Rundle. The flag is greatly cherished by the people of Glasgow and Valley county and will Preserved as a token and souvenir to be shown to our future generations. Accompanying the flag was the fol lowing expression of congratulations from Chairman Arthur R. Robers of the Liberty Loan Executive committee °f the Ninth Federal Reserve district: "It is an honor as well as a plea sure, to ask you as chairman, to con vey to the citizens of your commun ity my congratulations on the splendid results achieved in the Third Liberty Loan campaign. This generous response to the coun try s call is an emphatic expression of the loyalty of your citizens. You can. point to this flag, awarded by the United States Treasury department, which we are sending you today, with just pride as an emblem of service and a realization that each good Amer ican in your community has done his or her part in this struggle for de mocracy. MINISTERS HOLD MEETING. The Glasgow Ministers' association held a meeting last Monday afternoon in the rooms of the chamber of com merce where a reorganization was affected. Rev. E. W. Brickert, pastor of the Christian church was elected president and Rev. R. D. Britain, pas tor of the Baptist church, secretary. This is the first regular meeting that has been held for several months and it was agreed that meetings in the future will be held monthly. A movement was launched to induce the churches of Glasgow to do more for the boys in the draft before they leave for their respective camps. It is planned to enlist the co-operation of the various churches of the city in giving entertainment to the boys of each contingent at a supper and program of interest. A WORD FROM BILLINGS. The Courier received a communica tion this week from James C. Billings, formerly a Glasgow boy who joined the navy and is a member of the crew of the U. S. S. "Margaret" affection ately called by the boys, "The Mag gie." Billings tells of the boys all in prime condition waiting order to go after submarines. Although the boys have been away from home a long time, Billings say that are all cheerful and hope to come back to the dear old United States in the near future. f The studio of A. A. Kritchever at the cornor opposite the Glasgow Na tiona lbank was gutted by flames at about 8 o'clock Monday morning. The Glasgow Fire department made a quick response to an alarm turned in and all surrounding buildings were saved. The cause of the fire is said to be the spontaneous combustion of a quan tity of flashlight powder which the proprietor was making. The fire quickly spread to every article inside of the building which contained con siderable inflammable material and the interior was soon a roaring furnace. The intense heat melting and warp jng several metal articles in the build ing including a typewriter. Accordng to the proprietor, A. A. Kritchever, he had planned to make a business trip west to Malta and Saco at 9:30 the morning of the fire and had been preparing a quantity of flashlight powder and had stepped across the street to the Owl Drug store and during his absence the ex plosion took place causing the fire. The joss is estimated at about $2,000 on which there is $1,500 insurance. Included in the loss is about $500 worth of finished pictures which were to be delivered. As soon as the claim adjuster makes a settlement the studio will be refurnished and busi ness resumed. STOCK YARDS STRIKE ON IN WINDY CITY Chicago. June 6.—A strike of 1,500 members of the Stock Handlers' union, who demanded $15 a month increase which tied up the livestock business at the stockyards today, was expected to serve as the signal for similar walkouts in the yards of other cities, according to J. W. Johnson, chairman of the organizing committee of the stockyards labor council. , W. Z. Foster, secretary of the stock wards labor council, sent a telegram to Secretary of Labor Wilson inform ing him that the situation was seri ous and that sympathetic strikes might tie up the meat industry here.