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The Glasgow Courier
vol. xv.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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. •
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.
Committee Raises Over Three
Thousand Dollars to Build
New Ball Park.
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
Work will be started as soon as pos
sible and will be completed in time
for our big Fourth of July celebration.
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.
Diamonds and Watches Valued
Over $1500 Stolen from Hux
ol's Store.
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
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 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
"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."
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.
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
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
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.
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
not even standing room for all who
wished to enter.
Previous to the address of the eve
ning several patriotic numbers were
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."
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.

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