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Courier - Published Every Friday at GLASGOW, JXONTANA luccttding the Valley County Independent T. J. HOCKING, Editor Official Official City County Paper Paper Entered at the Po3toffice at Glasgow, Montana, •s second class matter October 6th, 1911 TELEPHONE Subscription 44 $2.00 per year , Advertising rates for weekly, monthly and yearly contracts furnished upon application. MALICE AND ALIBI. It is seldom if ever that one is call ed upon to "call" a contempoi-ary for such flagrant abuse of the journalistic privilege as the screed of hate and vituperation recorded in last week's Valley County News. Never in our experience in newspaper work have we come in contact with such irre sponsible disregard for the rights of others and such an open violation of the tenets of newspaperdom. The grand jury in Valley county last week brought in indictments against several of our citizens. This matter is ordinary news material. Upon it editorial comment of any kind is "taboo." Unfair editorial comment is not only in violation of law but is en tirely unjust, and when indulged in to the extreme to which the News has gone it can come from nothing but malice and a desire to do injury to men who have always borne good rep utations and who have always held the confidence and respect of their fellow-men. "The grand jury could not have found evidence upon which to base an indictment . . . unless somebody had violated the law," says the News. This is a deliberate misstatement. It is designed to mislead and designed to cause belief in the guilt of the ac cused before trial. A grand jury indict ment DOES NOT mean "somebody vi olated the law" any more than does an information drawn by the county attorney. A grand jury accusation and an ordinary information are in effect the same thing, and neither is evidence of guilt. Therefore Rhodes' statement is a lie. And it is a mean despicable lie because it is calculated to deceive and to prejudice the minds of those who may be called upon to act as jurors in these cases. "It is the fault of those who violat ed the law," says the News. Who violated the law? Has any FOR SALE Second Hand Ford car equipped with shock absorbers, dash lights and extra tire holder. A bargain at $350 cash. MARIS & LEE, Inc. A Service of Safety A bank, of course, keeps your money safe. And it just as surely can help you handle your money safely. For instance, a checking account here is more than a simple convenience. It is a guarantee of security to you in the transmission of funds. It enables you to keep your money instantly accessible without danger of loss. Checks Protect You Your checks drawn on this bank carry your money to all parts of the coun try at the cost to you of a postage stamp. Checking enables you to keep track of your money in a systematic way. The stubs in vour check book carry suffi cient entries to do this. The cancelled checks, returned to you each month, are legal receipts for your payments. These and many other benefits are vours if you establish a checking account here. We will be glad to discuss it further with you. Farmers-Stockgrowers Bank Glasgow, Montana one been found guilty of violating the law? Can Mr. Rhodes say, before any trial of the defendants, that any of them have violated the law? Why does he find these men guilty when they have not yet been tried? Why does he seek to poison the minds of his readers against these accused? Is it an attempt to "get from under" in respect to the wholesale charges that he has been making—charges that those who believe his evei'y word expect to see proven? By his words: "This (that defendants should have experienced counsel to de fend them) is accepted without question, but there is one phase of the situation that in many in stances counsel for the defense seem to lose sight of entirely, that is whether they are to pro tect the legal right of the pris oner or client, or whether they are to lay every obstacle in the way of a fair trial and regard less of the defendant's guilt or innocence, get him free from con viction if such a thing can be done," does the News editor show that he feels doubtful of the conviction of the parties accused and is seeking to con viçt them beforehand anyway in the minds of a certain percentage of his readers in order to alibi himself for his constant assertions that grave wrongs have been committed. It cer tainly seems so. He almost presupposes that the courts will find no cause in the ac cused and he already lays the "blame" for the expected outcome upon clever lawyers and technicalities. While prac ticall predicting their acquittal he pub lishes them as guilty. The Courier, in line with common ordinary courtesy to the courts, does not wish to enter into a controversy with the News over the guilt or inno cence of the accused. But The Courier has a sense of fairness that will not allow it to keep silent when decent citizens are so unfairly assailed. It is absolutely comical the way the Nonpartisan papers and speakers re fer to the "kept press," their mean ing being that all papers except Non partisan papers are "kept papers." As a matter of fact the only kept press in the United States are the papers owned and controlled by the Nonpartisan league. Editors of them are paid a salary and their political utterances are absopositively controll ed by their owners. Most of the re publican and democrat papers are owned and controlled by their editors and managers and are as independent of dictation as to policy and business as any other private enterprise. This is only an instance of the false prop aganda promulgated by Townley.— Culbertson Searchlight. Fifteen newspapers went out of business in North Dakota during the last month and about the same num ber suspended the month before. Townley's machine is apparently work ing perfectly in that state. Under the new law the Townley "kept press" has little to worry over as a handsome income is assured them from patron age that rightfully belongs to the country press of the state. OX TECHNICALITIES. • Speaking of criminals being acquit ted on technicalities, how about the man who issues a bad check and then dodges prosecution by making it good later on ? We would say that is get ting away on a technicality, alright, alright. The attorney who manipulates his client out of court on technicalities is certainly entitled to as much credit as the one who manipulates a man into prison on the same ground. CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATIONS FOR DISCHARGED YANKS Under an opinion of the attorney general recently rendered to the civil service commission, United States sol diers, sailors, and marines who missed opportunity to enter civil service ex aminations because of their military or naval service may now be given a chance to qualify for government em ployment. The civil service commission, wish ing to give discharged service men every opportunity to qualify for civil positions, asked the attorney general for an opinian as to whether it would be legal to open, for the benefit of honorably discharged soldiers, sailors and marines, examinations which had been closed. The attornel general having expressed the opinion that such action is legal in view of the spirit of a recent act of congress which pro vides for preference in appointment to civil positions for discharged sol diers, sailors and marines, the civil service commission will open only to honorably discharged service men ex aminations which were pending on April 6, 1917, the date of America's declaration of war, or which were subsequently announced, and for which registers of eligibles now ex ist. Sixty days from August 1, 1919, will be allowed soldiers, sailors and marines in which to be examined for positions for which examinations have already been held if they were dis charged from the military or naval service prior to August 1, and sixty days from the date of their discharge will be allowed those discharged sub sequent to August 1, 1919. RUSSIAN THISTLES MAKE GOOD FEED FOR COWS Cut Bank, August 9th.—Russian thistles make good feed for cows if cut at the right time and properly cured, according to the experience of Henry Bergdorf, a farmer of this re gion. Last year he made an experi ment, cutting the thistles early in the morning and stacking them the same day. The thistles cured well and when winter came he fed them to his milch cows, the animals soon developing a liking for the weeds, eventually prefering them to good hay. Mr. Bergdorf advises his neigh bors to cut their thistles, partially for the purpose of ridding their farms of the weeds and also because of their feed value. A Great Remedy. The merits of Chamberlain's Colic and Diarrhoea Remedy are well known and appreciated, but there is occas ionally a man who had no acquaintance with them and should read the follow ing by F. H. Dear, a hotel man at Dupuyer, Mont: "Four years ago I used Chamberlain's Colic and Diar rhoea Remedy with such wonderful re sults that I have since recommended it to my friends. GUILTY WITHOUT TRIAL (Continued from page 1 ) ly recognized. No reader of these lines can possibly har bor sentiments so un-American as to wish that it were otherwise. The principles are too honest, too sensible, too democratic, to have sponsors for their repeal or to find reason for their abridgment. These things being true, then, what can we say of one who constitutes himself the condemner of persons accused of crime who have not had a chance to speak in their own behalf? What terms of censure are adequate to.express our condemnation of the attitude of one who would deny to an accused the constitutional privileges guaranteed to him—those privileges and rights which are his in justice? What language of contumely can we use in rebuke of one who would condemn without judgment, sentence without trial and blight without proof? Contrary to explicit court insturction; contrary to every decent principle of American citizenship and "con trary to every law of common fairness, the editor of the Valley County News has pronounced judgment against re spected citizens of this county. He has made every effort to blacken their character and to fasten upon them crimes upon the accusation of which they have never received trial. Taking advantage of his position—aposition of trust and responsibility—he has caused to be sent forth to citizens of Valley county a verdict of guilt, branding cer tain of their fellow-citizens with marks of obloquy. And all of those things he has done in the name of good citizen ship. . The editor of the News occupies a peculiar position in this community. As the local representative of a political movement of importance, he has an open sesame to the minds of a considerable number of those who make up the electorate and those whose names appear upon our jury list. He speaks in a way ex-cathedra and his assertions are taken by a goodly number as evidence' per-se of the truth of matters upon which he speaks. . . This being so, would it be more than the part'of fair citizenship for him to refrain from allowing bias and prej udice to color and distort the matter appearing in his col umns? We appeal to you, fair minded and intelligent citizen ; Would you want or wish a journal antagonistic to you to publish broadcast a biased account of YOUR case were you accused of violating the law? Would you consider it right or fair to be branded by a newspaper as a criminal before you had had a chance to be heard in a competent court? Would you consider that you had had a square deal if none but your enemy passed upon your case? Would you? Society News By Our Society Editor Reception for Rev. Henry and Family. The members of the Congregational church and friends are giving a fare well reception for Rev. F. E. Henry and family at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Hoppin this evening. Helping Hand Society Postpones Meeaing to August 28th. The Helping Hand society will not meet at the regular time next Thurs day evening owing to the fact that the chautauqua will be on. The next meeting will be two weeks from next Thursday, August 28th, at which time election of officers will be had, and a banquet for members and their fam lies will be given, announcement of which will be given later. Mrs. John Lewis Is Hostess to a Company of Young Folks. Mrs. John Lewis gave a delightful party on Saturday afternoon in honor of her little niece, Miss Nancy Weeks. It was somewhat unfortunate that the event occurred on a rainy afternoon and the young people were unable i to have their games on the spacious ! lawn. However, indoor games were ! played and a most happy time was enjoyed. Lunch was served by the hostess on little tables daintily arranged for I the occasion, with cunning place cards and other decorations, in which the predominant color was red. The guests were: Nancy Weeks, Callie Peterson, Marjorie Hurly, Eliz abeth and Margaret Kerr, Orma Mc Intyre, Mildred and Marion McFar lland, Nellie Gath, Bertha Wedum, Theodora Tattan, Dorothy and Viv ian Hauge, Faith Smith, Leila Ack ermann, Nellie Kokkler, Aileen Chris tinson and James Lewis. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NOTES. Treasury savings certificates in de nominations of $100 and $1000 (ma turity value) are now available to banks and trust companies through the federal reserve bank at Minneapolis. One hundred dollar certificates may be purchased at any post office of the first and second class and the $1000 certificates at the banks. Ma turity on these certificates is Jan. 1, 1924. A camping ground for tourists near the city of Glasgow would attract a large number of people en route to the national parks who are every day passing through our city by auto. Many stop near our city along the public highway, but if Glasgow had a desirable place for them to camp it would not only be appreciated by the travelers but it would be a big boost for our town. Letter Buck! She is wild—B. P. O. E. stampede, Bozeman, $50,000 in prizes. Copies of all senate and house bills are being received daily through the courtesy of Senator Slattery and Rep resentative Sektnan. These copies are for the use of the public and any one desiring to refer to them is at liberty to do so. In 1918 Valley county products won 73 premiums at the Montana State Fair. An exhibit is being arranged to take to Helena this year that will be the prize winner of all times. Your co-operation in furnishing the cham Picnic Hams per lb Lard in pails, per lb 35c 35c Two large cans o P? Milk OOC Three small cans Milk 25c A full line of Meats, Gro ceries', Fruits and Veget ables always on hand. For prompt service phone No. 174 North & Selig We Stand by What You Buy "Why don't you wear Kryptoks?" "Yes, I too, wore those old-fash ioned bifocals with their disfig uring seam. The. seam annoyed me and blurred my vision. And • I never realized how old those 'antiques* made me look until one day my daughter asked, 'Daddy, what is that queer look ing crack in your glasses?' I forthwith went in search of two vision glasses without the dis figuring marks. I found them in Kryptoks." Kryptoks give the convenience of near and far vision in one pair of glasses without that age-re vealing "crack" or seam. ITRYPTOlf 1\. GLASSES 1\. THE INVISIBLE BIFOCALS They give to your eyes the nat ural eyesight of youth—enabling you to see both near and far ob jects with equally keen vision. et they look like ordinary sing le-vision glasses. Consult us about your eye trou bles. Chas. E. Behner & Co. Jewelers and Opticians. ber with information as to where good exhibits can be secured is solicited: ' The civilian relief of the American Red Cross at the chamber stands ready at all times in helping the returned men in any of their problems. When in need of men for work or if you are looking for work, consult the U. S. employment service. They NOTICE The Lyric Theatre will be open under the man agement of Harry Bev erly on Monday, Aug. 25 San Tox American Mineral Oil A scientific corrective for constipation—this oil is tasteless and of highest quality. It does not purge—it lu bricates. Price $1.00 Glasgow Drug Co. San Tox Agency "Here's a F riendly Tip" says the Good Judge Men who know tobacco, chew the best without its costing them .any more. They take a little chew and it's amazing how the good taste stays in a rich, high grade chewing tobacco. For lasting tobacco satis faction, there's nothing like a small chew of that rich -tasting tobacco. THE REAL TOBACCO CHEW Put up in two styles RIGHT CUT is a short-cut tobacco W-B CUT is a long fine-cut tobacco Weyipun .Bri/t.011 Company, 1107 ßroadway. New York City THE UJU VTE RS Ä L C A» Take good care of your Ford. The war has reduced the output of motor cars, therefore see that your present Ford is kept in smooth running condi tion that you may get the full satis factory service it is built to give. Bring it to us that our experienced workmen may keep it in first class or der. They know how to do it. We use only genuine Ford Materials and make Ford factory prices. Let us take care of your Ford and it will serve you fine every day in the year. Grossman Motor Co. can help you in your labor problems. The Montana division Great Nor thern agents and the Order of Rail way Telegraphers will hold their fourth quarterly meeting at Glasgow Sunday, August 17. It is expected that over 100 agents will be present. The chamber is co-operating in mak ing their stay here a pleasant one.