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Arrangements are being completed
for the biggest and best Fourth of
July celebration ever, held in Glas
gow. The Glasgow Amusement As
sociation, who have charge of the cel
ebration, are putting forth .every ef
fort to make this celebration one that
will be long remembered.
Several unique attractions have been
arranged for, especially one that is
something entirely new, for which no
admission charge will be made.
One of the features of the- day will
be the opening of Glasgow's magnif
icent $5000 baseball park. The Malta
and local teams will play a three-game
series, one game being played the
afternoon of the third, one the morn
ing of the fourth and one that after
noon. Malta has one of the best ball
teams in Northern Morttana this year
and Glasgow fcas a team that is equal
ly as good, keen rivalry has always
existed between Malta and Glasgow,
so this series should prove to be
among the best that have ever been
played on the local diamond.
A competitive military drill will be
another feature of the program, sev
eral squads of returned soldiers will
drill. A handsome prize has been of
fered for tihe best drilled squad; the
judges of the contest will be officers
who have served overseas.
Major Dr. M. D. Hoyt will deliver
the patriotic address of the day and
will relate his experiences in France.
Dr. Hoyt saw considerable service
overseas and his talk will be a treat
to those interested in what the Yanks
did in France.
Included in the program will be
field sports, a wild west exhibition,
and a splendid display of fireworks in
the evening. A dance will be given
in the Firemen's hall afternoon and
evening. There will be something do
ing every minute of the day and a real
good time is assured those who at
tend this big Victory celebration.
The time that the various events
will take place will be announced lat
er, a certain time will be set for each
event and the program will be carried
out according to schedule. There will
be absolutely no delays.
Entire County Gets Good Sortking—
.60 Inch of Rain Fell Here in a
Little Over an Hour.
A heavy rainfall that reached
throughout the entire county fell
Tuesday evening.
A little over .60 inch of rain fell in
the city. Some sections of the coun
ty reported nearly an inch of rain.
Monday evening .97 inch of rain
fell in the vicinity of Malta, reach
ing as far west as Harlem and east
to Bowdoin.
Crop conditions in the county at
the present time are good, and pros
pects here are far better than in most
sections of the state, where crops are
suffering from lack of moisture.
Another rainfall here within the
next two or three weeks will assure
a crop in this section.
A council of the order of Knights
of Columbus was installed in Wolf
Point last Sunday.
State Deputy Harry Hansen instal
led the new council. The ceremonies
of initiation were conducted by the
Havre and Great Falls councils, who
initiated fifty-nine candidates. About
twenty local members of the order
attended the meeting. Great Falls
was represented by twenty-five mem
bers and Havre by fifty.
A new schedule has been arranged
for passenger ti-ains on this division
of the Great Northern to become ef
fective next Sunday, June 15th.
The time of only two trains will be
changed— Nos. 3 and 4. No. 3 will
arrive in Glasgow at 9:50 in the eve
ning, just four hours earlier than the
present time, and No. 4 will arrive
at 8:50 in the evening, about seven
hours earlier than the present time.
The new schedule will be welcome
news to travelers, who have been com
pelled to get up at all hours of the
night in order to make trains.
Petitions Will Be Circulated Next
Week—Signatures Must Include
20 Per Cent of Taxpayers.
A most commendable movement is
being promoted in the city for the
purpose of starting a farmers' cir
culating library. Several counties
throughout the state have started like
movements which are meeting with
deserved success.
Under the laws of our state pro
visions have been made whereby coun
ty free libraries may be obtained and
provided for through a small taxa
tion, and where there is already an
established library which may be us
ed as a distributing point, as in the
case of Valley county, the cost of
maintaining such a library is exceed
ingly small.
In order to meet the requirements
of the law for this purpose it is nec
essary to file a petition with the
board of county commissioners signed
by not less than 20 per cent of the
resident taxpayers whose names ap
pear upon the last assessment roll of
the county, at least half of whom
shall reside outside the county seat.
It is expected that such petitions
will.be circulated next week, and it
is to be hoped that there will be no
difficulty in obtaining the required
number of signatures.
The city librarian, Mrs. Frances Mc
Donald, has very kindly consented to
assist in this work, and petitions will
be circulated through the efforts of
County Agent Stebbins at the farm
bureau picnics which are being held
throughout the county, and Mrs. Ora
F. Mclntyre will circulate a petition
in the county seat.
The local boys were defeated by the
fast Poplar aggregation in a hard
fought game that was played on the
Poplar diamond last Sunday after
noon. The score was 5 to 3 in fa
vor of Poplar.
Jack Spaulding twirled for Glasgow
and allowed only one hit, Poplar ma
king all of their runs on errors. The
feature of the game was a home run
by Tweedy of Glasgow.
The local boys will play the fast
Wolf Point team at Wolf Point this
coming Sunday and the following Sun
day Wolf Point will play a return
game here.
Good Time Assured Farmers Who At
tend Meeting to Be Held Here
Saturday, June. 21st.
Starting with a flivver parade and
winding up with an old fashioned
dance, the farmers picnic to be held
here Saturday, June 21st, promises
to offer just about as much fun, en
tertainment, amusement and instruc
tion, as can be crowded into one day.
With only a few more days to wait,
the old folks and young are looking
forward in keen anticipation to the
big event. It is said that the program
for the afternoon will be an excellent
one and that many novelties in the
way of entertainment will be offered.
Perhaps there'll be community sing
ing and maybe some vocal and instru
mental solos, then too, there may be
some outdoor spoi-ts such as a base
ball game, running races and the like.
Of course there'll be lemonade and ice
cream and a big chicken dinner, and in
the evening a great big old-fashioned
dance will be offered.
A special orchestra from Great Falls
is being brought to the picnic for this
event and it is said that the musicians
have bten busy getting together a
program of dance music reminiscent
of the days gone by when waltzes, two
steps, square dances and the like were
in vogue.
As to the speakers, reports from
other points indicate that farmers are
turning out in great numbers to hear
them. They say that Messrs. Titte
more, Anderson and Burlingame are
in fine trim and that they are giving
some remarkable talks that are hit
ting the spot with the farmers.
Committees report that arrange
ments are nearly all corrydeted and
it is stated that these committees
have been working hard in perfecting
their plans and it is believed that the
picnic will be one that will surpass
all others ever held in this vicinity.
All of the speakers scheduled to ap
pear are well known to the farmers of
the northwest and all are prominent
in the economic end of farm organiza
It is freely predicted that the crowd
that turns out to greet them will be
an enormous one.
Maurice Reuler, who for the past
twelve years has been associated in
business here with Sam Rugg left for
the east yesterday morning where he
will make his future home.
Mr. Reuler is going to engage in
the ladies' ready-to-wear business in
one of the eastern cities, associated
with a large St. Paul concern. The
exact location has not yet been de
cided on, but he is of the opinion that
it will most likely be Denver. Mr.
Reuler is going to retain his interest
in the Hub store here.
Mr. Reuler leaving here means a
great loss to Glasgow; his absence
will be keenly felt as he has always
taken an active part in the welfare of
Glasgow and was recognized as one
of the city's foremost citizens. He is
a member of the school board, also
a director of the chamber of commerce
at the present time.
His many friends in Glasgow and
Valley county wish him the best of
success in his new undertaking.
Preliminary Examination Held in
Court Room Monday—Only Two
Witnesses Examined.
The application for bail was denied
Wm. Kirkland at a preliminary exam
ination that was held in the court
room before Judge Hurly last Monday
Only two witnesses were examined
—Andrew Turpin, Kirkland's hired
man, and Clifford Hunter, son of the
deceased. Turpin's testimony was
practically the same that was intro T
duced at the coroner's inquest that
was held last Friday.
Clifford Hunter testified that lie
was over to Kirkland's ranch the day
before the shooting, that Kirkland
told him to tell his father to come
over to the ranch the following day
as he wanted to see him regarding
the leasing of a school section to him.
The boy stated that he delivered Kirk
land's message and that his father
left for Kirkland's ranch the following
At the conclusion of young Hunter's
testimony Attorney Hurd, who is de
fending Kirkland, arose and stated
that according to rules the defendant
was not allowed to introduce evidence
at a hearing of this kind. Judge Hur
ly then stated that the showing of the
state was sufficient to justify a de
nial of the motion for bail.
Francis Earl Sullivan of Mondak
and Miss Lillian Mabel Evans were
quietly married last Monday morn
ing at the home of the groom's broth
er and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs.
Cecil Sullivan, at Froid, Montana,
Father P. W. O'Rourke performing
the sacred ceremony. The witnesses
were Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Sullivan.
Sergeant Earl Sullivan is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Sullivan of
Brockton, formerly of Culbertson. Ile
is agraduate of the Culbertson high
school and was one of the first vol
unteers in the U. S. A. from here.
He is now deputy clerk of court at
Mondak. Earl is a brilliant young
man with exceptionally good habits
and has a bright future.
The bride is the daughter of Mrs.
J. S. Evans of this city and we be
lieve was born here. She is also a
graduate of the Culbertson high school
and was a school mate of Earl's. She
is the granddaughter of Mrs. W. S.
Evans, one of our oldest settlers.
The happy couple made a brief wed
ding trip to Minot, N. D. They will
make their home at Mondak, the pres
ent county seat of Roosevelt county.
The newlyweds both have hosts of
friends in Culbertson, and in fact, all
over Roosevelt county, who join with
the Searchlight in wishing them a
long and happy life in double har
ness.—Culbertson Searchlight.
Due to growth of sugar beet in
dustry, land suitable for raising beets
that formerly brought §100 an acre,
is now worth from $250 to .$500 an
acre. One reason farmers are inter
ested in .beets.
High Standard of Schools Under
Prof. D. S. Williams Is
Given Thursday Evening Under Di
rection of Miss Mitchell, Gradu
ating Exercises Tonight.
This week marks the close of an un
usually hard and trying school year,
and both teachers and pupils are
breathing sighs of relief that it is
over. In spite of the fact that the
schools were closed for many weeks
on account of the Spanish influenza,
so ably has the work been planned and
carried out by Professor D. S. Wil
liams and his splendid corps of work
ers, the Glasgow schools will still hold
to the high standard they have main
tained in the past, throughout the
This year the graduating class in
cludes the following: Winnifred, Mc
Inerney, Florence Cahill, Minnie Han
son, Robert Cotton, Arthur Sektnan,
Gertrude Beede, Myrtle Knight, Mary
Cutting, Carrye |Neal Herring, Wil
liam Illman, Ortyes Haynes, Vivian
Hovey, Howard Cotton, Lyman Mil
ler, Anna Hill, Jetty Sektnan.
On Thursday evening the senior
class play was presented in the high
school assembly room before a pack
ed house, many remaining standing
throughout the entire program, be
ing unable to obtain seats. The play
which was one of the best ever put on
by the high school, was under the
management of Miss Mitchell, to
whom much of the credit for its suc
cessful presentation is due. It was
entitled "A Strenuous Life," and the
cast of characters were especially well
chosen to fill the parts assigned to
them, which they carried out with a
snap and pep worthy of profession
Music betweer ivcts was furnished
by the Tvveedie orchestra.
During the afternoon and evening
an exhibit was very artistically ar
ranged and on display of a part of
the work accomplished by the domes
tic science department in sewing,
which is under the direction of Miss
Stewart, and the dainty array of
garments, dresses, aprons, etc., both
surprised and pleased the patrons of
the school.
On Sunday evening a splendid bac
calaureate sermon was preaced by
the Rev. Stone in the Methodist
church. The music on this occasion
was provided by the Darst orchestra
and a double quartet composed of sing
ers from the different churches.
This evening the regular graduat
ing exercises of the high school will
take place, at 8 o'clock in the assem
bly hall. R. P. Smith, D. D., will de
liver the address.
Miss Cora Viola Craig Receives Sil
ver Medal in Recognition of Ser
vices Rendered
Miss Cora Viola Craig, a Red Cross
nurse who lives on a homestead a
few miles west of Glasgow, was dec
orated by the King of Siam in appre
ciation of the services she rendered
to Siamese officers and men.
Miss Craig graduated from the Re
search hospital in Kansas City, Mo.,
in 1908. She was called into the ser
vice October, 1917, to Fort Reilly,
Kansas, was sent overseas in July,
1918, and took up her noble work in
base hospital No. 57, located in Paris.
During her overseas service she was
given charge of a ward in which were
Siamese officers and men, many of
whom were afflicted with the flu.
These men appreciated the splendid
services that Miss Craig randered
them to the extent that they recom
mended her to their king, who sent
her a silver medal. A picture of him
self is engraved on one side and an
engraving on the other in the Siamese
language which, translated,'-to Eng
lish, reads: "In appreciation of ser
vices rendered the Siamese volun
Miss Craig returned to Glasgow a
few weeks ago. She is very modest
and dislike^ newspaper publicity, so
we were unable to get the particulars
regarding the decoration from her.
However, M: s Lucy Walters, also a
Red Cro - nurse who saw consider
able overseas service, is an intimate
friend of Miss Craig's and gave a
represen :'i' e of the Courier the par
In the last issue of the Courier we
stated that work had been started on
the Glasgow-Glentana road, which was
an error owing to a misunderstanding.
The road work has not as yet been
started, but has been contemplated.
An effort will be made to secure con
tributions from merchants in the dif
ferent towns that the road goes
through and together with the feder
al aid that will be received it will
then be possible to improve the roads
in the county.
Tom Coleman is at present main
taining seven miles of road north of
his place.
The organization of American Wo
men for Relief Work has proven of
such immense value, not only for ex
tending help to people in foreign lands,
but in relieving distress in times of
epidemic or disaster in our country,
that the American Red Cross has de
cided to enroll the workers who have
served so faithfully during the past
two years. Those names are to be
kept in a card file, both as a matter
of personal and historical value.
The reconstruction needs among the
countries of eastern Europe are so
great that foreign commissions have
urged that production be continued
for some time. A vacation for the
summer was prompted, not by reason
of the lack of work to be done, but
because our workers were greatly in
need of rest. This enrollment is not
intended to interfere with the vaca
tion planned for this summer.
It is the duty of every woman in
Valley county to sign a pledge card
for work this coming fall, also show
ing work done in the past.
Nearly Two Million Acres of Land in
Valley County to Be Classi
The contract for the classification
of Valley county lands was awarded to
L. V. Lockwood by the county com
missioners last week.
The last legislature passed a law
whereby -ill counties are compelled to
have their lands classified in six dif
ferent classes and four grades to a
class, so as to be able to arrive at a
uniform system for classification of
In choosing Mr. Lockwood, the com
missioners have picked out a very ca
pable man for the big job, as he is
as familiar with Valley county lands
as any man in the state, having sur
veyed throughout the county for sev
eral years. There are nearly two mil
lion acres of land to be classified in
the county and it will take at least
two years to complete the work.
The work was contracted for at
1 7-8*cents an acre, being one of the
lowest bids accepted in the state.
Park county was contracted for at
3 3-4 cents an acre and a large num
ber of counties went for two cents and
over. In consideration of the im
mense aci-eage to be classified in Val
ley county a lai'ge sum of money will
be saved by the commissioners being
able to secure such a low priced con
E. M. Hutchinson of Whitefish,
grand master of Montana of the Ma
sonic order paid his annual official
visit to North Star lodge No. 40 of
Glasgow last Tuesday evening. A
large number of members were in at
tendance at the meeting, after the
conclusion of same a delightful ban
quet was served in honor of the dis
tinguished visitor.
Mr. Hutchinson delivered one of
the best addresses that those present
have ever had the pleasure of listen
ing to.
Harlem, June 11.—League baseball
will be provided for fans of this neigh
borhood. Four towns, Malta, Dodson(
Chinook and Harlem, have placed
teams in the field, and one of these,
Malta, already has raised $2000 for
the support of its club. Chinook has
raised $800, and all nines, are assur
ed of adequate financial backing.
With the athletic boys all back from
war, a choice of many good players
is afforded, and some especially fast
playing will be shown throughout the
season, fans say. Rivalry is very
keen and the town which cops the
bunting in this league will have to
show its worth.
Word was received here Tuesday
that Hal Fagan, Arthur "Fat" Wright,
I George Hall and Pat Mullis landed in
! New York Monday morning.
The boys have been sent to Camp
' Bevans, Mass., where they will be
mustered out of the service.
Government Will Retain only Nomi
nal Control After That
Active management of the railroads
will be transferred back to the cor
poration executives about October 1st,
according to authoritative information
received in St. Paul recently from
sources close to the railroad adminis
tration at Washington.
In anticipation of the return of the
roads to the owners on January 1 as
announced by President Wilson, gov
ernment officials are arranging for
the relinquishment of direct control
about three months earlier. This
move will be made that the owners'
executives may have opportunity to
familiarize themselves with the de
tailed affairs of the operation of their
To Skeletonize Personnel.
Railroad administration officials
stated a few days ago that they will
retain only a supervisory control of
the lines and rate matters during the
remaining months of federal control.
As the direct management of the
lines is relinquished, the elaborate and
expensive personnel of the railroad ad
ministration at Washington and
throughout the country will be skele
tonized, federal rail officials said.
A further increase in freight rates
of about 15 per cent will be made be
fore the government sings its swan
song, it was declared. Work on the
general basis of the new tariffs al
ready is under way at Washington,
according to reliable information.
This increase is absolutely essential
even if congress does grant the defi
ciency appropriation of $1,200,000,000
asked by Director General Hines,
transportation experts asserted, as the
monthly deficit is steadily increasing
with prospects that it will be. even
greater as the year progresses.
No fui'ther increase in passenger
rates is contemplated, it was declared.
The new confectionery opening on
Tuesday evening was a splendid suc
cess, the place being packed from the
time the doors opened up to 11 o'clock.
The ladies present were given car
nations as souvenirs. The name of the
establishment is "Alsop's Candy and
Eat Shop," being selected from about
75 names that had been suggested,
as the most appropriate one.
The five pound box of candy that
was offered for the name chosen was
won by Lawrence Rundle, who sug
gested the name above.
The judges who selected the name
were Mrs. John L. Slattery and Pro
fessor D. H. Williams.
The Opheim theatre, under the man
agement of Ed W. Coombs, has re
cently installed a private electric light
plant, making it one of the most up
to-date show houses in this section,
notwithstanding the fact that it is
located 50 miles from a railroad.
Mr. Coombs books most of the lat
est l'eleases and gives the people of
the north country a very good show.
Funeral services for Malcolm Hunt
er, who was shot and instantly killed
by William Kirkland, were held from
j his home here at 2 o'clock Saturday
afternoon, the services being conduct
ed by Rev. R. H. Stone.
A large number of persons were in
attendance as Hunter had lived in
the vicinity of Glasgow for the past
25 years and was well known through
out northern Montana.
There.remain of the immediate fam
ily to mourn his loss, Mrs. Hunter,
two sons, three daughters, and two
brothers, one from Canada and one
from Jordan, Montana, both of whom
were in attendance at the funeral.
The pallbearers were old friends of
the deceased and were J. L. Truscott,
AI Ebersole, C. E. Prentice, S. C.
Small, Albert Nelson and Harry Ma
j gruder.
Saturday, June 14th, has been set
in Valley county will put across their
aside as the day when the Boy Scouts
drive. Valley county's quota is 50 as
sociate memberships. She has never
failed to answer any particular call
and will not fail in this.
Those selected to handle the cam
paign for Boy Scout week, June 8-14,
1819, are as follows:
County chairman, Citizens commit
tee— L. E. Jones.
Chairman S. C. Small—Committees
on Program.
Chairman Prof. D. S. Williams—
Committee on Survey.
Chairman J. W. Wedum—Commit
tee on Extension.
Cfiairman David E. Parsons—Com
mittee on Demonstration.
Chairman Mrs. J. L. Slattery—Com
mittee on Finance.
Chairman John C. Lawton—Commit
tee on Soliciting.
Chairman Miss Nellie Johonnott—
Committee on Publicity.
At Hinsdale, Verne E. Mclntyre
was appointed town chairman, and al
so chairman of western part of coun
ty, and at Nashua Roy T. Gordon was
appointed town chairman and also
chairman of the eastern part of the
The objectives of the Citizens' cam
paign are outlined as follows:
1. Definitely to recognize nation
ally. by some suitable program, the
value of the Boy Scout movement and
especially the achievement of the Boy
Scouts nationally and locally during
the war.
2. Bring to the attention of the cit
izenship of each commu nity- .fog vital
facts with reference to its boyhood.
3. Interest churches, schools and
other organizations which have a point
of contact with boy life, so that there
will be organized wherever possible
troops of Boy Scouts.
4. Give to men, especially return
ing soldiers and sailors qualified to
act its Scout leaders, an opportunity
to serve further their country by en
listing as Scout Masters, Assistant
Scout Masters, members of troop com
mittees and members of local coun
5. Enroll as associate members of
the national council one million per
sons who believe in the Boy Scout
program and are willing to help have
it extended to more boys by paying
one dollar or more for membership.
Each city, town or village to have a
definite quota on the same basis as
the Victory Loan, and each person be
coming a member to receive a suit
able certificate signed by the officers
of the Boy Scouts of America and
the chairman of the national citizens*
6. Vitalize scouting in cities of 25,
000 inhabitants and ovei% and in coun
try districts of approxomately 25,000
and over, so as to bring about the or
ganization of a council of the first
class with the necessary financial re
sources to adequately provide for the
boyhood of the community through
the Boy Scout program.
The Boy Scouts of America are
nearing ten years old—the organiza
tion; the boys are 12 to 18.
On February 8, 1910, the Boy Scouts
of America were chartered under the
laws of the District of Columbia. The
present membership is approximately
400,000. They want to increase this
to a million boys by the tenth anniver
sary. Leading this bunch of Boy
Scouts are nearly 100,000 men, most •
of whom are scout masters, or troop
Sir Robert S. S. Baden-Powell im
pressed with thé fact that half the
boys of England were growing up
without knowledge of useful occupa
tions, and were giving rise to a ser
ious "boy problem" in that country,
conceived the idea of Boy Scout.
He organized the first troop of Boy
Scouts in England in 1908. In less
than three years there were 150,000
Boy Scouts there. The movement na
turally came to America. Here is
found two national organizations
somewhat similar in purpose and mem
bership. One was the Woodcraft In
dians, led by Ernest Thompson Seton,
and the other, Sons of Daniel Boone,
led by Dan C. Beard. These two were
combined in the Boy Scouts of Amer
The aim of the Boy Scout movement
is in general to supplement the var
ious educational agencies and to pro
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