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VOL. XV. • GLASGOW, VALLEY COUNTY, MONTANA, JUNE 6, 1919. NUMBER 6. BIG FARMERS PICNIC YM SATURDAY, JUNE 21 J. N. TITTEMO.% NATIONAL PRESIDENT OF THE EQUITY CO-Oi* WTIVE EXCHANGE, AND WM. BURLING AME, STATE PRESIDENT, TO BE PRINCIPAL SPEAKERS. J. N. Tittemore, national president of the American Society of Equity, J. M. Anderson, president of the Equity Co-Operative Exchange at St. Paul, and Wm. Burlingame, state president of the Montana Union of the American Society of Equity, will be the principal speakers at a big farm ers' picnic which is to be held here Saturday, June 21st. Frank Beizer, who is chairman in charge of the local arrangements, pre dicts that the picnic will be the larg est ever held in this vicinity. In an interview he stated that because of the prominence of the men through the northwest, it is not unlikely that farmers from distant portions of the county will make it a point to be at the picnic upon that date. Farmers in this locality feel partic ularly fortunate in being able to se cure these speakers for this occas ion as all are unusually busy and all are in great demand. The demand for their services was so'great in fact that it became necessary to arrange a tour to meet with all the requests for dates and it was through this tour that arrangements were made for the local meeting. Perhaps no man is better known to the farmers of the northwest than J. M. Anderson, who has been in the equity movement for the past twelve years and has at all times during that period served as president of the Equity Co-Operative exchange of St. Paul. The largest institution of its kind in the United States, which boasts of a paid up capital of nearly a mil lion dollars. Mr. Tittemore is also well known, having made the acquaintance of many Montana farmers while attending the Co-Operators' congress at Great Falls last January. He is an able speaker, is possessed of a forceful personality and through a comprehensive study of agricultural conditions in their re lation to economic subjects and his wide and varied experience in the com mercial world, is able to talk intel ligently and interestingly on the mat ters that are of vital importance to the farmer. Nearly every farmer in Montana knows Wm. Burlingame. Those who do not are going to take advantage of the opportunity to get acquainted with him at these picnics. No matter how far you may travel up and down the broad state of Montana, you will not find anybody who is held in high er esteem among the £(irmers than is "Bill" Burlingame, president of the Montana union of equity. Burlingame is an everyday sort of chap, it is said, and never made any study of speaking, but when he mounts the speakers' stand arid gets talking to his fellow-farmers as man to man, his sincerity, his earnestness of pur pose and his intense belief in the work in which he is engaged, makes those who hear him soorTforget that he is not a master of oratory, but they do realize that he is talking to them in the best of all languages, namely, com mon everyday English. The picnic will have many other pleasant features in addition to the speaking. There will be dancing in the evening and a program for the afternoon, which will doubtless prove entertaining and interesting to every one. CHILD WELFARE LECTURES TO BE GIVEN NEXT WEEK Mrs. J. L. Slattery has ax-ranged with Miss Tillman of the Deaconess hospital for her to give an hour's lecture on child welfare in the Em porium store Friday and Saturday af ternoons, June 13th and 14th, the lec tures to start at 3 o'clock each after noon. The lectures will be held in the in fants' department of the store and will be a rare treat, as Miss Tillman has made a life study of the care of mothers and children. The Emporium is co-operating with the children's bureau of the United States department of labor and has on hand considerable literature which has been sent here for free distribu tion by the department and Mrs. Slat tery invites all mothers to come and receive some of this instructive liter ature. ROYAL NEIGHBOR DANCE DRAWS GOOD CROWD One of the most successful public dances which has been given in the city for some time was that given by the Royal Neighbors on May 30th, in the Firemen's hall, which was beau tifully decorated for the occasion with American flags and the lodge colors, purple and white. The music, furnished by the Tweedy five piece orchestra assisted by Mr. Dàrst, was of the best, and free punch was served during the evening. One feature of the event which has caused favorable comment was the in terest taken by the various commit tees in performing the different tasks assigned to them, which added great ly to the pleasure of the guests. The following ladies and gentlemen are deserving of special mention in help ing to make the affair a decided suc cess: Mesdames Crawford, Dillard, McDonald, H. J. Knowles, W. F. Shan non, Mapes, Miss McMillan, and Wal ter Baynham and Joe Smart. BOY SCOUT WEEK OPENS NEXT SUNDAY, JUNE 8 Drive to Be Launched for 1,000,000 Associate Members Throughout Nation at $1 per Member. National Boy Scout week opens on Sunday next, by proclamation of Pres ident Wilson, and in Montana by Gov ernor Sam V. Stewart, launching a drive for 1,000,000 associate members throughout the nation, at $1 per mem ber. This campaign, it should be kept in mind,, is separate and distinct from the organization work of local Boy Scout councils, although hooked-up with and to the same general purpose. The drive for associate members is for the immediate two-fold purpose of drawing representative men into active touch with the Boy Scout move ment and to obtain a working fund of $1,000,000. W. G. McAdoo is national chairman. The state citizens' committee, of which Sam D. Goza of Helena is chairman, and the county chairmen are named as follows: State Committee. Governor Sam V. Stewart, May Trumper, state superintendent of pub lic instruction; M. M. Donoghue of Butte, president of the Montana Fed eration of Labor; R. J. Cooke, bishop of the Methodist church; M. H. Ger ry, Jr., former state fuel administra tor; William F. Fabor, bishop of the Montana diocese of the Episcopal church; Theodore Brantley, chief jus tice of the state supreme court; John P. Carroll, bishop of Helena; N. B. Holter, Montana member of the Ninth district federal reserve bank board; Alfred Atkinson, Bozeman, former state administrator; E. C. Day, Unit ed States district attorney for Mon tana. Primary Purpose. "Education for citizenship" appears to be the primary purpose of the cam paign to enlarge and make more effi cient the Boy Scout organization. The national body has received a charter from congress. President Wilson and Former President William H. Taft are among the honorary presidents— each of these together with General John J. Pershing having given their personal endorsement of the move ment and good wishes for a big suc cess; and the accounts of the nation al organization are audited at reg ular intervals by a registered ac countant. The pastors of the Helena churches have been invited to emphasize the Boy Scout movement at their services next Sunday, preliminary to the drive for associate members which will start on the following day. Chairman Hep ner is at work on his local commit tees and teams, and expects that the drive in this county will be finished in a couple of days. Returned service men are asked in the national committee to interest themselves in the movement to the extent possible. In a telegram to State Chairman Goza, Mr. McAdoo said that 'iplans have gone too far to permit of defer ring campaign for associate members until later date; local Boy Scout of ficials have privilege of postponing campaigns for local work, but not for associate members of the national council." The campaign for association mem bers will be officially closed on Flag day, June 14, probably with a spe cial program in which the local scouts will take part. GRADUATION CLASS TO PRESENT PLAY I The members of the high school graduation class are diligently re hearsing their play entitled "A Stren uous Life," that is to be presented by them in the auditorium of the high school next Thursday evening. The cast of characters in the play is as follows: Tom Harrington, football captain .... Orvis Haynes Reginald Black, his chum Vivian Hovey Byron Harrington, father of Tom Lyman Miller James Robberts, a freshman Robert Cotton William Everett James, the new professor William Illman Dan Davenant, from the hills Arthur Sektnan Professor McGee, director of gym nasium Howard Cotton Nugata, Japanese servant Harry Lewow Mrs. Wigginton Wiggins, the land lady Gertrude Beede Marian Davenant Mary Cutting Ruth Thornton, Mrs. Wiggin's niece , Winifred Mclnerney Dulcie Harrington, Tom's sister from high school .... Carrye Neal Herring Widow McGuire, "the widow" Florence Cahill Mrs. Dawley, the collector Minnie Hanson Place—Berkeley, California. Time—Present. Act 1—Opens in sitting room of college boarding house. Professor James and James Robberts, "fresh man," arrive. Act 2—Same. initiated by the Act 3—Same. save me now." Music furnished between acts by the Glasgow orchestra. Professor James is "seniors". "Only a miracle will THIEVES JUST MISS COOL MILLION LOOT Chicago, June 3.—One million ten thousand dollars in currency was mis sed by twenty-four hours when thieves lowered a 300-pound steel safe from the fifth floor of army headquarters building down the fire escape early Sunday morning, it became known to day. Twelve watchmen were on duty in the building, and in order to get the safe to the fire escape it was. neces sary to remove the casings of the door leading thereto. Valuable pa pers were in the safe, but'the amount of money it contained is not revealed by army officers and federal agents investigating the mysteries of the dis appearance. The government sent a check for $1,000,000 to pay off soldiei's being mustered out of Camp Grant and one for $10,000 to pay off Chicago and Fort Sheridan employees. The checks were received Friday morning, a hol iday, but Camp Grant needed money and the big check was cashed by the federal reserve bank. The smaller check was not cashed until Saturday. As soon as each was cashed its dis bursement began, but this latter fact is believed not to have been known to the robbers. GLASGOW TO GLENTANA ROAD BEING WORKED Fifteen Outfits Are Grading and Dragging Roads—Tom J. Cole man in Charge of Work. The road between Glasgow and Glentana, through Baylor and Opheim, is being put into shape under the su pervision of Tom Coleman. Fifteen outfits have gone to work dragging and grading the road and before long the north country road will be one of the best in this sec tion of the state. Tom Coleman being named by the county commissioners to supervise the building of same insures a good one, as he is recognized as being an expert road builder, the road leading up to his place for a couple of miles and a few miles beyond has always been kept like a boulevard. The road will not only be built up but will be maintained as well. CAN WORK BOTH ENDS. According t#the Nashua Independ ent, Bill Rhodes wants to get the job of wheat buyer in the farmers' eleva tor at Nashua. He probably figures that if the recently deposed buyer there could make an honest living with a little washer, he should be able to do well with his more modern equipment. A blue sky artist can turn his hand to anything.—Opheim Ob server. E. C. Leedy of the Great Northern Immigration department was in the city yesterday. STA' S ELAND ILS R IAD1LY 8,432 Acres Sold at an Average Price of $14.62 per Acre. 80 ACRES SELLS FOR $2800 91 Lots in Nashua Addition Sold for $6,615, or an Average of $72.69 per Lot. The state land sale that was held in the court house last week was attend ed by a large number of people from every section of the county. There were 37,758.85 acres offered for sale, of which 8,432.25 acres were sold for $123,284 .49, or an average of $14.62 per acre, which readily shows that the people have not lost confi dence in this country in spite of the failures of the past two years. The highest price paid for the land offered was $35 per acre, for an 80 acre tract which was purchased by R. J. Moore of this city. A number of people from Nashua were present at the sale and some lively bidding was shown when the Nashua town lots were offered. There were 91 lots in the Nashua school ad dition that sold for $6,615, or an av erage of $72.69 per lot. The sale was in charge of George B. Hopkins, deputy i-egister of state lands. BONB THROWERS SPREAD TERROR THROUGHOUT U. S. Several Explosions Take Place Eastern Cities—One Anarchist Blown to Bits. Washington, June 3.—Department of justice agents and police through the country today were hunting the organized bands of anarchists who last night launched what they called an attempt to overthrow the govern ment by assassinations with high ex plosive bombs government officials and prominent men opposed to the spread of organized lawlessness. Explosions took place in Washing ton, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Newton ville, Mass., Boston, Philadelphia, Paterson, N. J., and New York. None of the men for whom the bombs were intended were hurt, but one man, a watchman in New York, was killed, several persons were injured, build ings were wrecked, and in Washing ton one of the plotters himself was blown to picces when an infernal ma chine intended for Attorney A. Mitch ell Palmer exploded prematurely. The police have established that the dead anarchist who was probably an Italian, came to Washington from Philadelphia and they have reason for believing that the nation-wide plot was directed from that city. Hope was held out by federal agents that the plotters might be apprehend ed. The identity of the anarchist who was killed apparently has been estab lished, and the next step is to deter mine who were his associates. The outrages were believed to be a sequel to the May day bomb plot, when infernal machines were mailed to a score of prominent men over the country. The explosions last night were ac companied by the scattering of an archist literature written by persons who were not illiterate. The literature contained the stock doctrines of rad icals who have been preaching class war. Homes Are Guarded. The homes and persons of promi nent officials and. business men in Washington and elsewhere were be ing protected today against further outrages. The polico are confident the plans to blow up the house of the attorney general and kill its occupants would not have miscarried had not the an archist in his excitement in the dark ness, stubbed his toe on a low cop ing six feet from the front door, where, it was obvious, he intended to place the powerful infernal machine. The copinjr tripped him and when he fell the concussion apparently set off the bomb. The neighborhood in which the ex plosion occurred is one of the most fashionable in Washington. Two doors away lives Senator Swanson of Vir ginia. Directly opposite lives Rear Admiral Theodore F. Jewell. The home of H timer H. Brin, Norwegian minister, adjoins that of Admiral Jew ell, and Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin D. Roosevelt, lives a short distance away. Windows Shattered. Residences in the entire block were damaged. Windows were shattered and the fronts of some of the houses were nicked by flying pieces of con crete. Parts of the anarchist were blown through some of the windows. Several occupants df the nearby houses, including the son of the Nor wegian minister, were thrown from their beds by the force of the explo sion. At the capitol extra police are on duty and the rule against bringing packages of any sort into the capitol and the house and senate office build ings was rigidly enforced. The same rufe was being applied in other gov ernment buildings. Palmer Keeps Under Cover. Attorney General Palmer did not go to his office today and his assist ants refused to disclose where he and Mrs. Palmer, who left their home af ter the explosion last night, had taken up their new residence. All available men of the bureau o' investigation have been assigned to the case. Plot Starts in Philadelphia. Washington police inspectors early today believed they had identified the man who was blown to pieces last night in an effort to kill Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer with a bomb, as an anarchist of Philadel phia. They also said they were con fident the nation-wide plot against the lives of government officials and prominent business men had been laid in that city. A bloodstained conductor's identifi cation check, found in front of Mr. Palmer's residence, shows that the an archist arrived in Washington at 10: 30 o'clock last night from Philadel phia. He went directly from the un ion station to the Palmer home. Only a few minutes before the explosion he was seen alighting from a street car a few blocks away by C. S. Briggs of Marion, S. C. The police would not reveal the identity of the man, but they felt con fident information they had gathered would lead quickly to the apprehension of his associates who they believe al so were responsible for the May day bomb plot. The anarchist apparently was of Italian birth or parentage. By a strange freak of the explo sion the man's hat remained intact. On the sweatband was inscribed the name of "Doe Luca Bros., hatters, 919 South Eighth street, Philadelphia." It was at first thought that two men had been killed by the explosion, because parts of two legs were found where they had been blown. Later, however, it was established only one man had been killed. SEQUEL TO MAY DAY PLOT. Washington, June 3.—Didespread bomb explosions last night, apparent ly a sequel to the unsuccessful May day outrages when infernal machines were mailed broadcast from New York to government officials and men prom inent in public life, were believed by officials here to be another step in an anarchist move for the overthrow of organized government in the Unit ed States, rumors of which were said to have been called to the attention of members of congress and depart ment of justice officials months ago. Evidence that the plot was carefully planned was contained in a pamphlet Bomb throwers spread found at the home of Attorney Gen eral A. Mitchell Palmer, whose house in the fashionable section here was partly wrecked by a bomb, giving warning that "A time has come when the social question's solution can be delayed no longer; class war is on and cannot cease but with a complete victory for the international prole tariat." The pamphlet, one of a large num ber scattered about after the bomb which had been intended to destroy Mr. Palmer prematurely exploded and blew to bits the author of the crime, was signed "The Anarchistic Fight ers." It undoubtedly was intended to show that the reign of terror was on. Bodies Badly Scattered. Although apparently intended to do greater damage, the latest bomb ex plosions, from a standpoint of loss of life, appeared to have been but little more successful than those of May day. Fatalities resulting, as reported today, were confined to the plotter himself at the Palmer home and in New York, where from one to pos sibly three persons were killed. In that case as here the body or bodies were so badly scattered it was impos sible to determine just how many corpses were involved. Timed for Same Hour. The bomb plot last night as in the May day, was directed in a majority of cases against public officials, men who have been active in suppressing organized lawlessness. As there was little difference in the time between the explosions, with the exception of that in Washington, the police and government agents believe the bombs were to be timed to explode at about the same hour. The fact that wear ing apparel ad anarchistic literature were found at the Palmer home in dicated to the police that the bomb RANCHER LOSES LIFE IN SHOOTING SCRAPE MALCOLM HUNTER KILLED BY WILLIAM KIRK LAND WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON ; CAUSE OF TRAGEDY UNKNOWN. exploded just as the dynamiter took H. from the suitcase under the front entrance to the building. The prema ture disarrangement of plans explain ed why the explosion here was so much ahead of those in New York, Philadelphia and elsewhere. Possible Clue Is Held. Copies of the pamphlet bearing the caption, "Plain Talk," are in posses sion of the police and department of justice officers and may possibly fur nish the only clue to the identity of the plotters. Mr. Palmer has been active in urg ing anti-Bolshevism measures and the attack on him as well as on various court judges and officials as repre sentatives of law and order are ob vious to the authorities, but govern ment agents were at a loss to under stand the attempted destruction of a church in Philadelphia. The full list of cities in which explosions occurred were New York, Washington, Cleve land, Pittsburgh, two; Philadelphia, two; Boston, Paterson and Newton ville, Mass. Following so closely the outrages of last month the anarchistic outbreak last night is expected to hasten action of bills now before congress dealing with suppression of anarchism and de portation of undesirable aliens. Didn't Watch His Step. Detectives are positive that the stub bing of the anarchist's toe on a small concrete coping six feet from the front door of Attorney General Palmer's house was solely responsible for the bomb placer himself- being blown to bits instead of the house and possibly its occupants. The explosion blew out a section of the coping and dug a hole in the earth under it. ARRESTS NIPPED PLOT Chicago, June 3.—Possibility that some of the alleged radicals taken in a raid several days ago were concern ed in the widespread bomb plot was advanced today as the reason no ex plosions took place here last night. Of the score of men arrested in the raid, eight now are awaiting depor tation. After first reports of explosions, special guards were placed about homes of several public men here. WATCHMAN IS \1CTIM. New York, June 3.—One man was kil'ed and several men and women had a narrow escape early today when a bomb placed at a basement entrance to the home of Judge Charles C. Nott j of general sessions court exploded.! The front part of the Nott residence was blown out and houses nearby on East Sixty-first street were damag (Continued on page 5) FEDERAL BUILDING TO ! BE ERECTED HERE Bill Introduced in Congress by Repre-1 sentative Riddick Asking for $150,000 Appropriation. A bill has been instroduced in con gress by Representative Carl Riddick of Montana asking for an appropria tion of one hundred and fifty thous and dollars to be used for the building of a federal building in Glasgow. Rep resentative Riddick feels confident that the bill will pass without difficulty, The bill as introduced, reads as fol ios: A BILL To provide for the erection of a fed eral building at Glasgow, Montana, and appropriating money therefore. Be it enacted by the senate and house of representatives of the United States of America in congress assem bled: That the secretary of the treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to acquire, by purchase, con demnation, or otherwise, a site, and to contract for the erection and com pletion thereon of a suitable building, including fireproof vaults, heating and ventilating apparatus, approaches, and all other necessary fixtures and appur tenances, for the use and accommoda tion of the United States postoffice and other government offices at Glas gow, Montana; the cost of said site and building not to exceed $150,000, which sum is hereby appropriated for said purpose out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. Malcolm Hunter, a rancher living south of Nashua was shot by William Kirkland late Wednesday afternoon. The tragedy occurred in Kirkland's ranch house, about twenty miles south of here. Shortly after the shooting took place Kirkland sent a man by the name of Swihart to Glasgow for the purpose of notifying the sheriff's office of the shooting. Under Sheriff Jack Teal and Deputy Bert Seeley left for the scene of the tiagedy immediately after being noti fied and found Hunter's body lying where he fell, in the northwest bed room of Kirkland's house. Kirkland gave himself up as soon as the officers arrived and outside of admitting" the killing, refused to make a statement. » Sheriff Powell, in company with the coroner and County Attorney Borton left for the scene of the shooting yes terday morning where an inquest was held yesterday and was adjourned un til this afternoon. The sheriff brought Kirkland back with him and he is lodged in the coun ty jail. The weapon used by Kirkland was a 30-30. Only one shot was fired and it entered Hunter's head on the left side of the nose, coming out through the back of his head, causing instan taneous death. The cause of the tragedy will not be known until after the conclusion of the coroner's inquest. The news of J,he affair caused con siderable excitement here as both men are well known throughout the county. MUSICAL RECITAL TO BE GIVEN TUESDAY, JUNE 10 The pupils under the instruction of Mrs. B. H. Cottrell will give a musical recital in the high school aud itorium on Tuesday evening, June 10, commencing at 8 o'clock, to which the public is cordially invited. Mrs. Cottrell enjoys an enviable rec ord as a musician, and the recitals giv en by her pupils in the past have been well attended, and bespeak much for the thorough training given by their instructor. YANKS LEAVE RUSSIA BOUND FOR HOME Archangel, Tuesday, June 3.—A contingent of American infantry which has been serv ing in northern Rus s i a boarded a transport today for the voyage to the United States. These are the first American troops detailed to sail for home. The detachment will go to Brest. six companies of the 339th infantry, aggregating 1,600 men, or approxi mately one-third of the American for ces on the Archangel front, comprise the first detachment to leave. They embarked at Economia, the winter port of Archangel. NEW CONFECTIONERY TO OPEN TUESDAY The new confectionery and lunch eonette located in the Rundle building w '" open its doors to the public this coming Tuesday. This new establish ment is going to be the classiest look ing place of its kind in northern Mon tana. Geoi-ge AIsop, proprietor of the es tablishment, extends an invitation to the public to come in and give the place the once over. VALLEY COUNTY TO GET CAPTURED CANNON Representative Riddick has intro duced a bill in congress asking that the secretary of war be authorized to donate to Valley county, Montana, one of the cannon captured by the Amer ican army from the forces of the im perial German government. BIG CELEBRATION BEING PLANNED FOR THE FOURTH Preparations are being made for a big Fourth of July celebration here. The Glasgow Amusement association has charge of the arrangements and the program will be announced next week. Mrs. H. J. Adden and Mrs. Rudolph Ewy are enjoying a visit from their sister and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Osborne Solem of Monro*;, Wash. Scobey—Hughes Oil company com plete erection of oil station here. Butte Electric company asks in crease in fares to 7 cents to meet in creased cost of operation.