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The Glasgow Courier
vol. xv. GLASGOW, VALLEY COUNTY. MONTANA, MAY 30, 1919. NUMBER 5. GRAND JURY CHALLENGED BY ATTORNEY GENERAL 'ùj CONTEN.^D THAT INSUFFICIENT NAMES HAD BEEN P. <:ED ON THE JURY LIST; CHAL LENGE GRANTED BY JUDGE HURLY. The grand jury that was drawn a few weeks ago reported for duty in the court room Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. After the court was called to or der and the clerk had called the roll of the jurors subpoened and they had taken their seats, Attorney General Ford arose and asked leave of the court to file a challenge of the jury for three reasons; first, that the names were not drawn according to law; second, that some names had been omitted from the jury list that should not have been, and third, that the jury commission knew that those omitted from the list were competent to act as jurors. Clerk of the District Court Cutting was the first witness called and identified several jury lists that had been on file in his office. J. W. Barr, clerk in the county treasurer's office, was the next called and identified the assessment books that the jury lists were taken from. Peter A. West, chairman of the jury commission, was then called and testified that the commission placed all names on the jury list that they thought to be competent to act as jurors but stated that some names that should have been on the list might have been unintentionally omitted. T. M. Patten, another member of the jury commission, was the next witness called and contended that all competent persons had been placed on the jury list. Attorney General Ford asked Patten if the commission con sidered a man incompetent to serve as a juror because he was a radical. The answer was, "No." The attorney general then asked him if any per sons had been left off the list because they were members of the Nonparti san league and the answer was that the subject of a man's political be liefs was not discussed by the com mission. County Assessor Gamas was the next witness and testified that no competent persons were left off the list to his knowledge. J. W. Barr was then recalled, and stated that it was his belief that, some names could be added to the list. At the conclusion of the testimony of Mr. Barr, the attorney general closed his case and in his argument stated that while he was of the firm' belief that the commission acted in good faith in selecting the jury list, he was of the opinion that the size of the list might be somewhat in creased and asked that the court grant his challenge. Judge Hurly then granted the chal lenge and dismissed the jury, and lat er issued an order commanding the jury commission to meet in special session not later than June 5th for the purpose of adding additional names to the present jury list of those persons qualified. UNITED STATES TO KEEP ALL GERMAN SHIPS Americans Reject British Proposal io Allot Tonnage in Proportion to Losses by U -Boats. Washington, May 26—President Wilson informed officials here that the council of four has reached an understanding by which the United States will retain the 700,000 tons of German shipping seized in American ports when this country entered the war. Great Britain had proposed that this tonnage as well as German ships seized in other countries be place 1 in a common pool and allotted on the basis of tonnage lost through action of enemy submarines. The United States has steadfastly refused to accede to this plan. Wilson Prevents Publication. Paris, May 26.—The Echo de Paris today declares it was on the request of President Wilson that the heads of the allied and associated powers have declined to permit publication of the full text of the peace treaty present ed to the Germans. President Wilson, the newspaper adds, foresaw "incon venience and risk in opening an im portant discussion in the United States during his absence." One of the notes sent to the sec retariat of the peace conference Sat urday by the German delegates, a semi -official German dispatch from Spa says, demanded the convocation of a conference of labor leaders to de cide on international labor legislation. The other note which related to Ger man property in allied countries de clared that the action- of the allied governments in deciding upon the fate of the property could not be accepted. The credentials of the Austrian peace delegation at St. Germaine have been approved by the credentials com mission of the peace conference and the Austrian delegates have sent their first note to the allied and associated powers. The note has to do with Car inthian affairs. General Count Max Montgelas, one of the members of the German peace mission, who had intended to go to Berlin with Prof. Weber and Herr Deitrich, other delegates, who left last night, postponed his departure at the last moment. After seeing his colleagues off at the depot here he returned to Versailles in an automo bile. Huns Sent Three More Notes. The German peace delegation today sent three new notes respectively with reparations and responsibility, German property in allied countries, and German religious mission abroad. It is probable that the presentation of the peace terms to the Austrian delegation will be delayed until next week, according to Reuters' Limited. Delays in completing the drafts of certain sections are said to be respon sible. MRS. LINCOLN WORKING PASSES AWAY Wife of Prominent Local Attorney Dies After Long Illness—Fun eral Last Monday. Mrs. Lincoln Working, wife of At torney Lincoln Working, passed away Sunday evening at about 10 o'clock, i Mrs. Working had been failing for some time and was operated on re cently in hopes that her condition would be benefited, but without avail. The funei'al was held Monday morning from the Congregational church, the services being conducted by Rev. Frank E. Henry. Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln Working mov ed here a little over a year ago, coming from Helena where they had made their home for over twenty years. While few Glasgow people had the pleasure of knowing Mrs. Working, she will be sadly missed by a large number of friends in Helena where she was very highly respected. Besides her husband Mrs. Work ing is survived by a daughter, Ethel, who is employed in the office of the Mountain States Telephone company, a daughter residing in Wilsall, Mon tana, and a son, Jesse Working, also residing in Wilsall. The pallbearers were J. W. Wedum, W. W. Hurd, L. E. Jones, C. R. St. Clair, S. J. Rundle and E. D. Hardie. HOMES FOR SOLDIERS PROVIDED BY MONDELL Washington, D. C.—In order to pro vide employment and rural homes for those who have served with military and naval forces of the nation during the great war, Representative Frank W. Mondell of Wyoming, majority leader of the house, has introduced a bill appropriating $500,000,000 for the purchase and cultivation of lands for them. He and representative Sin nott of Oregon, chairman of the pub lic lands committee of the house, work ed out the plan several months ago and afterwards Secretary Lane ad vocated certain features of it. The measure authorizes the secre tary of the interior to acquire by gift, purchase, deed or trust all necessary lands for soldier settlement projects, and also to withdraw public lands for that purpose. No lands will be ac quired, however, unless the conditions are approved by a representative of the governor of the state in which the lands are located, an appraiser desig nated by the federal farm loan board and Mr. Lane. In the reclamation or development of particular projects the services of soldiers are to be used. Money for the improvement of the land of any particular soldier to the extent of §1,200, will be allotted. The lands of projects will, when necessary, be subdivided into farms suitable for the support of a family and even in smaller farm workers' tracts. Dedi cation may be made for schools, com munity centers and churches, and town sites developed and sold. Soldiers who are not now owners or proprietors of farms or rural liomes will be eligible as purchasers of a farm or farm workers' tract. Preference will be given to those who have been employed in the development of sim ilar tracts. The sale price will be fix ed with a view of repaying the total cost and will be made to- represent its selling value. Applicants will pay down five per cent of this. The bal ance will be paid distributed in amort izing payments extending over forty years. Improvement sums advanced must be repaid within twenty years. Both will bear interest at four per cent. For the purchase of livestock and equipment $800 will be advanced, to be paid within five years at four per cent. Whenever any state provides funds to be expended in cooperation with the United States to provide rural homes for soldiers, the secretary of the in terior will have authority to enter in to contracts by which the state will put up twenty-five per cent of the necessary funds, and the state will then supervise the work, and after wards be reimbursed.! The acreage of the individual farms will average from ten to forty and in some cases may run to 160. VALLEY COUNTY HEN GRANTED MORE PAY Additional Travel Allowance Being Made for All Discharged Sold diers and Sailots. The director of finance is now set tling additional travel allowance due enlisted men of the army under sec tion 3 of the act approved February 28, 1919, which authorized travel pay to enlisted men honorably discharged since November 11, 1918, at the rate of 5 cents per mile to actual bona fide home or residence, or place of origin al muster into thé service, at the op tion of the soldier. The comptroller of the treasury by decisions rendered April 17 and May 3, 1919, has authorized the war de partment to make settlement of all claims for the IV2 cent difference from place of discharge to place of entry into the military service; also the claims for additional allowance to ac tual bona fide home or residence at date of discharge when such bona fide home or residence can be determined from the affidavit of the soldier and verified by information contained in his original service record. The zone finance officer, Washington, D. C., has been designated to settle these claims with the above restrictions. Men who have been discharged since February 28, 1919, and paid travel allowance at 5 cents per mile to place of entry into military service, and whose actual bona fide home or residence at date of discahrge involved a greater dis tance, may submit claim to the zone finance officer, Lemon building, travel allowance, Washington, D. C. The home service section of the Red Cross, Glasgow, have a small supply of blank forms of application, which includes the necessary affidavit fÄr the additional travel allowance. Dis charged men will find this branch of the Red Cross, which is located at rooms 201-4 Rundle building, at their service, ready to help in making out claims or any other matters. HUNS COMPELLED TO SALUTE OLD GLORY Coblenz, May 28.—The men of Cob lenz were compelled to salute the American flag Monday when the American army's composite regiment marched through Coblenz for a re view by Major General Hunter Lig gett and Brigadier General Malin Craig. As the flag passed along the streets the color guards marched on either side of the troop formation and com pelled the Germans to remove their hats in token of respect. This was the first time since their arrival on the Rhine that the Amer icans insisted upon a salute from ci vilians and the action of the color guards caused much excitement among the Germans. • TOWN LEY TRIAL IS SET FOR LATE NEXT MONTH Jackson, Minn., May 28.—Trial of A. C. Townley, president of the Non partisan league, and Joseph Gilbert, also of that organization, on indict ments charging conspiracy to violate the espionage act today was set for June 23.* The date of the trial had been ten tatively set for the first week in June. Necessity of release of jurors for a time caused adjournment of the Jackson county district court until June 23, when the case against the two men will be called. Noah Mann, editor of the Oswego Reporter, transacted business here the fore part of the week. BAU PARK TO BE RE-BUILT Committee Raises Over Three Thousand Dollars to Build New Ball Park. WORK TO START AT ONCE To Be the Finest Baseball Park in Northern Montana and One of Bfflt in the State. A committee constisting of Messrs. Leo Hurly, T. J. Hocking and L. E. Jones called on the merchants of Glas gow this week with a petition asking for donations toward the building of a new ball park. The committee met with the usual success co-incident with a movement of this kind in Glasgow and secured over three thousand dollars. The plans for the new park have already been drawn and the contract for building of same will be let in a few days. The park when com pleted will be one of the finest base ball parks in the state. The bleach ers will be sixty feet long and the grandstand will be considerably larger than the old one and will have a row of boxes the entire length of the structure. Work will be started as soon as pos sible and will be completed in time for our big Fourth of July celebration. MYSTERIOUS EPIDEMIC CARRIES OFF BABIES Portland, Oregon, May 28.—An epi demic of mysterious origin has brok en out in the Waverly baby home of this city, it was reported yesterday, and as a result 11 babies are dead Twenty-one are afflicted with the malady and last night, according to the statement of Mrs. D. C. Burns, president of the home, 12 babies were in a most critical condition. All the children affected are under three years of age. The disease has been diagnosed as dysentery of a highly infectious type. The home is under strict quarantine. Doctors in general charge of the cases have called in consultation all the Portland specialists in children's diseases. The malady started about two weeks ago. WOLF POINT STORE VISITED BY BURGLARS Diamonds and Watches Valued Over $1500 Stolen from Hux ol's Store. at The first big job of store robbery in the history of the town was pulled off last Sunday night after the hour of midnight when the Huxsol drug and jewelry store was entered and dia monds, watches and jewelry of an es timated value of between $1500 and $2000 were stolen. Entrance was gained by forcing a window at the rear of the store. Some of the tools used by the yeggs were left scattered about. The back door, through which the person or persons doing the job made their escape, was left open. The job was comparatively easy and did not require the skill of a profes sional as the goods taken were dis played in the cases and show window, there not being room in the store safe for the large stock. The greater part of the value of the "swag" was in diamond rings and high grade watches. But in their haste the thieves grabbed a number of low priced watches along with the good ones. The store safe contained upward of $400 and was not locked but was un disturbed by the robbers. Mr. Hux sol was in the store until midnight Sunday night which makes it certain that the theft was an early morning affair. So far there are no tangible clues to the guilty parties but a sharp look out is being kept by the officers along the line.—Wolf Point Herald. MONTANA HAS A WEEK OF REAL HOT WEATHER Montana had real summer weather during the last week, according to the weekly crop bulletin issued Wednes day morning by Meteorologist Wil liam T. Lathrop of the Montana sec tion, with headquarters in Helena. Crops are still good in most parts of the state, but ranges are showing the effects of the hot, dry weather. The summary: "The week has been the hottest and dryest of the season to date. Tem peratures of 90 degrees and above were common, the highest recorded being 07, at Great Falls, on the twen ty -second. Helena had .04 inch of rain Thursday; iMssoula, .36 inch Sunday; and Granite county had one or two light showers; but there are no oth er reports of any appreciable rain fall. The effects of the abnormal heat, the clear, burning sunshine, and the dryness, in many sections accen- ) tuated by winds, have been serious on all crops. Generous rainfall, if it comes soon, will greatly improve con ditions. Low water is already creat ing apprehensions. In Lincoln county mountain streams reached their max imum flow on the twenty-third and are falling. "Crops are still good over most of the state, but bad reports are com ing from some localities. Seeding has not yet stopped in northern counties, and some farmers in other parts of the state are holding off for rain to do some more sowing. Winter wheat and rye have begun to head, and in at least one place the wheat is heading as low as six inches. Some of the rye in Blaine county is being plowed under but reports of fields being kil led out are few. The spring grains are, in general, making some advance. Under irrigation, in southern and western counties, they are widely re ported making good growth. All the spring wheat has not come up, and the unfavorable weather has caused much unevenness. "Irrigated alfalfa is looking good. Range grass is showing the effects of the hot, dry weather, and bare ranges are increasing in extent. Lamb ing is about over, and shearing is well under way." SENIOR CLASS PLAY TO BE GIVEN JUNE 12 The senior class is preparing to stage the annual class play, which bids fair to be the greatest dramatic at tempt of the season. The play, "A Strenuous Life," is a three act farce comedy, depicting college life at Berkeley, California. The cast, which consists of fourteen characters, will be given in full next week. Don't for get to attend "A Strenuous Life," to be given at the high school June 12th. GLASGOW SOLDIER SEES CONSIDERABLE ACTION Fought for Six Months With only Ten Days' Rest—Came Through Without a Scratch. Joseph R. DeFoe, a Glasgow boy who left here with a draft contingent in November, 1917, saw six months of constant action with only a ten day rest. He served with the thirty second division and fought on five different battle fronts. His division advanced thirty-eight kilometers all together. In all the battles he took part in he came out unscathed; the nearest he came to being wounded was a bul let hole through his overcoat across the chest. De Foe has received his honorable discharge and returned home last week. GLASGOW BOY WINNER OF CROIX DE GUERRE He and Eight Others Capture Sev enty-five Germans and Two Pieces of Heavy Artillery. Peter La Fromway, who has lived in Glasgow since, early childhood, has returned from France wearing the French Croix de Guerre. He enlisted at Malta in October, 1917, and was in France eighteen months, during which time he saw six months of constant fighting. He fought in the battles of Alsace, Oisne, Marne, Chateau Thierry, Sois sons and Meuse-Argonne. He won his citation on the Sois sons front in a battle that took place at Jagviny, La Fromway was sent out with eight others on a scouting ex pedition and returned with seventy five Germans and two heavy pieces of field artillery for which feat he was presented with the much coveted Croix de Guerre, one other member of the expedition being similarly dec orated. La Fromway fought with the thirty-second division. His brother, who fought with the seventy-seventh division, has also returned to Glas gow. He received sixteen bullet wounds in the battle of the Argonne. The boys contemplate giving a lec ture in the Wedum hall Thursday eve ning and will relate their experiences in France. MANY HEAR MAJOR HOYT AT THE M. E. CHURCH O11 Sunday evening Major M. D. Hoyt spoke to a crowded house at the Methodist church. Every available seat was taken early in the evening and as the service started there was HUN COUNTER PROPOSALS IN HANDS O E ALLIES DELIVERED TO FRENCH AUTHORITIES WITHIN TIME LIMIT; VOLUME CONTAINS ONE HUN DRED AND FORTY-SIX PAGES. not even standing room for all who wished to enter. Previous to the address of the eve ning several patriotic numbers were given. Dr. Hoyt (as he is familiarly known throughout Valley county) spoke in his usual pleasing manner, giving a vivid description of his trip from the time he left New York until the re turn to his homeland. Owing to the nature of his activities abroad, his remarks were necessarily confined to the work of the medical department, and of the Red Cross, leavving, as he said, the real live stuff of the war to the doughboy to relate. In closing, Dr. Hoyt spoke feelingly of the boys left sleeping over there, and though so far away we may bring them near in this Decoration day in tender mem ories of their heroic sacrifices in serv ing humanity, for "freater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." RUTH LAW TO ATTEMPT OCEAN FLIGHT Chicago, May 27.—Ruth Law, avia trix, announced today that she plans to attempt a trans-Atlantic flight within six weeks. She will use a new Curtiss land bi plane equipped with two Curtiss Kirkham motors of 400 horsepower each, and will be (pccompanied by James Lamont, her mechanician. The machine is now being built. She expects the United States navy to give her such assistance as she may desire in making the flight. "I'm not afraid to fly aci-oss the ocean," she said. "Take my word for it, I do not intend to commit suicide. I expect to make the journey without getting my feet wet, but I will wear tf navy life saving suit as a precaution." Recently she returned from the Phil ippines, where she piloted the first postal airplane operated for the gov ernment. Before that she did some flying for t.he Japanese government. WIRE WORMS ARE FOUND IN SECTIONS OF COUNTY Upon investigation the false wire worms are found in several fields throughout the county. The follow ing suggestions might be helpful in methods of control. Crop rotation: Certain crops, in cluding peas, clover, alfalfa and flax are not injured by wire worms. There fore if the fields are known to be badly infested with wireworms one of these can be planted without danger or injury. Cultivation: The only method of killing wire worms that has proved at all successful is the stirring of the soil by frequent cultivations which break open the pupal cells, after which the insect dies. The following plan of cultivation is recommended: (1) Plow as soon as the crop is re moved. (2) Disk as soon as the ground can be worked in the spring, (3) Plow again at the end of the spring rains, (4) disk and drag it during the sum mer to maintain a clean summer fal low, (5) seed to a new crop in the fall. This not only provides for a maximum working of the soil to kill wire worms, but will control the wheat aphis and other insects which thrive in foul summer fallow and is the best method of controlling weeds. COUNTY AGENT MORE STRIKES SEEN IN WESTERN CANADA Winnipeg, May 26.—When settle ment of the Winnipeg strike was to day reduced from probability to a possibility, Mayor Gray announced to the Associated Press that the muni cipal government is making arrange ments for vigorous resumption of mu nicipal utilities and public conveyan ces. A large majority of the Winnepeg postal workers rejected the ultima tum of Gideon Robertson, federal minister of labor, that they return to work by noon today or stand dismis sed from the government service. government's attitude. Winnipeg, May 26. —Shortly after a statement from Gideon Robertson federal minister of labor, was made public this forenoon declaring that federal employees on strike here will have an opportunity today to deter mine whether "the government was bluffing," word was received from Calgary, Saskatoon, and Edmonton that sympathy strikes will be called in those cities today because of the Versailles, May 29.—Baron von Lersner of the German delegation, in formally delivered the completed counter proposals to Colonel Henry, the French liaison officer, at 12:20 o'clock today. The German explained that there had been no time for trans lations, which would be sent later. Within Time Limit. Paris, May 29.—The counter propo sals formulated by the German dele gation at Versailles have been deliv ered to the French authorities. The Proposals probably will go before the council of four of the peace confer ence at this morning's session. j The German reply was received in ; installments. The first installment ! comprised 88 pages. Other install m ents followed this and it was under st0 °d that the delivery of the docu ment would be completed within the time limit. The reply is written in German and bears the caption: "Observations of the German delegation on the condi tions of peace." The German delegation presented only three copies of the counter pro posals to the scretariat of the peace conference. Twenty interpreters were busy today translating the document from German into English and French. In the section treating on territor ial questions the German counter pro posals to the terms presented by the. allies say, according to a synopsis reaching Paris by the way of Basle, that "the territory of the Saar, in habited by 600,000 persons, is to be detached from the German empire solely because of claims upon its coal." It is pointed out that during 15> years the territory is to be subject to the control of a commission "in the nomination of which the popula tion has n choice." Regarding Schleswig-Holstein, the German reply remarks that the fron tier which will be voted upon under the stipulations of the treaty "goes much further even than the Danish government desires." German Reply "Suicide."' Berlin, May 29.—The conservative press of Berlin condemns the counter proposals to the peace terms submit ted by Germany, and especially the fi nancial and military concessions. The Pan-German Gazette brands the reply as "suicide" and the Post says:. "The German people are doomed to slavery between two masters until a new Germany arrives to break the chains." According to a semi-official state ment the full indemnity which Ger many offers to pay in her counter pro posals to the peace terms will include sums going to Belgium against ad vances by the allies and also the value of all military and civil property sur rounded by Germany since the armis tice. It is further conditioned upon ter ritorial arrangements. That is, if the imperial territory is reduced, the sum to be pad must be correspondingly dis tributed, Alsace-Lorraine and Posen, for instance, bearing their proportion ate shares. Still More Notes to Come. Versailles, May 29.—Ministers Lansberg and Giesberts of the Ger man delegation will leave here tonight for Berlin. Count von Brockdorff Rantzau, chairman of the delegation, will remain as he has to sign three more notes which will be transmitted to the secretariat of the peace con ference. VETERANS ADMITTED FREE TO STATE FAIR Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Guest of Montana Exposition Tuesday and Wednesday. Butte, May 28.—Soldiers, sailors and marines in uniform will be admit ted free to the Montana State Fair during Tuesday and Wednesday of the exposition, when a grand reunion of all service men is planned, members of the state fair board decided at a meeting held in Butte yesterday. Ar rangements for the poultry display were concluded, with J. L. Dorsh of Butte, who will be in charge. The in ability of prominent racing men to be present at the meeting prevented the completion of the racing program. Routine work occupied the attention of the board members during the greater part of the meeting.