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The G lasgow Courier
VOL. XV. GLASGOW, VALLEY COUNTY, MONTANA, AUGUST 22, 1919. NUMBER 17. BIG DISPLAY OF GRAINS AT AGRICULTURAL EXHIBIT EXHIBITOR BRINGING IN PINE SPECIMENS OF GRAIN L^PITE DROUTH CONDITIONS; PRACTIQAL!% 4LL SCHOOLS IN.COUNTY WILL COMi\^E FOR PREMIUMS. Judging from the interest t)iat is already being manifested, Valley coun ty's one-day agricultural and schopl exhibit will be a big success. Exhibitors are bringing in displays daily and the quality of the grains brought in is of the finest ever grown in the county despite the drouth con ditions that have prevailed this year. The boys and girls of the county are talcing a gr^at deal of interest in the exhibit and practically every school in the county will compete for the premiums offered for the best school exhibits. The agricultural exhibits will be dis played "in the Wm. Beede building, op posite the depot and the boys and girls fancy work and school exhibits will be shown in the store room formerly occupied by the Toggery. Inquiries concerning space for in dividual exhibits are being received and the committee in charge requests that those who are planning on bring ing in exhibits notify Miss Nellie Jo honnott, superintendet of schools, re garding school and girls' and boys' fancy work exhibits, and those having agricultural exhibits notify County Agent Murray Stebbins or Secretary Jones. No entry fees will be charged on exhibits and there will be no admis sion charge. Thosë in charge of this affair are working hard to make it a success and they urgently request the co-op erajgpn of all, especially the farmers. Those winning prizes here will have an opportunity of winning premiums at the state fair as all exhibits win ning prizes will be sent to Helena. At the state fair last year Valley county won seventy-three premiums, besides winning second place for the best exhibit of vegetable and root crops in competition with all counties in the state, The exhibit will be held on Monday, Labor Day, September 1st, and being a holiday a large attendance is expect ed. FOREST FIRES SPREAD • OVER LARGE AREAS Situation Is Extremely Serious—Old Blazes Escaping Beyond all Control. Missoula, August 20.—The general situation in forestry district No. 1, Montana and northern Idaho, never in the history of the west has been as serious as it is today, according to forestry officials. . New fires are breaking out, old blazes are escaping beyond all control, spreading over the country, and coupled with these facts are the reported vicious actions of in cendiaries in the woods who not only have set fires in isolated spots but have in several instances severed con nection with the fire fighting crews and the outside world, with serious re sults. Fires in the Salmon mountains dis trict of the Bitter Root forest ran wild over the country south of the Bitter Root valley, fanned by high winds. The White Cap fires are also very bad. They have escaped all control lines. So severe are the" blazes in the Sel way forest of central Idaho that at three important lookout stations the front lines have been abandoned as the density of the smoke pouring from fiâmes 'burning through the dry, yel low timber country makes it impos sible to accomplish anything. The l'e:king, Eagle Butte and Rocky Ridge tlr.zes are the worst in the Selway forest. Communication with the Clearwater forest was severed by members of a crew coming out from the fires, cut ting telephone wires. Thirty men were in the crew which passed out along the telephone line, which be fore they left, forestry officials re port, was in perfect working order. After they had passed out, all com munication was cut off. Investiga tion revealed that the government line had been cut in seven places and the wires were wrapped around trees. As a result it has been impossible to ob tain information from the clearwater forest or get any calls for men which might have been sent. Sweeping through the Rattlêsnake valley, a few miles north of Missoula, at a rate inconceivable even to veter an forest service men, the forest fires which yesterday destroyed four ranch homes and forced the farmers with their families to flee for their lives, while driving fire fighters from camp to camp, today were held close to the Missoula water supply reservoir on the northern edge of the city. Jacob Curry, an aged rancher thought to have been lost, is reported to be safe in a root cellar with water and food sufficient to stand a siege. Twenty thousand dollars worth of black foxes ^gn the ranch where they were bred came unharmed from under ground burrows today. Some ranchers and their families, who refused to leave their homes at the command of forest officials, still are in danger. MONARCH STILL IN DANGER Great Falls, Mopt., August 20.—The forest fire on Belt creek in the vicin ity of Monarch, is reported as still raging fiercely and out of control, ex cept that it is believed Belt park will be saved, and that the town of Mon arch is out of danger, unless the wind should change. The fire is still within a few hundred feet of the town of Monarch, but is believed to be under control. Two hundred and seventy-five men are called for from here today, 150 of them for Glacier park, where a forest fire is raging along the Two Medicine and threatening the Glacier hotel, the rest of the fighters being called for Coram, Benton and Troy, in Lincoln county. ORPHEUM INSTALLING NEW FIBRE SCREEN The Orpheum theatre will be equip ped with a Minusa Gold fibre projec tion screen which is recognized the world over as the one important fea ture of any theatre in that projected pictures on a Minusa screen are life liké, soft toned and the surface is scientifically constructed so that all eye-strain is eliminated, therefore Or pheum patrons will have the privi lege of viewing the pictures as of ten as they care to without any anx iety as to their vision. In selecting the costly Minusa screen, Mr. Rob bins gave the little folks due consid eration concerning eye-strain and his consideration in this respect is regard ed as a priceless asset in connection with the success of his beautiful play house. Minusa screens are used in such theatres as the new two million dollar Newman theatre, Kansas City, Mo, the million dollar Pantheon, Chi cago, 111.; the wonderful Rialto and Rivoli theatres of New York City and the world's largest Hippodrome the atre of New York. These endorse ments are ample in assuring Glasgow motion picture fans that nothing more perfect in the way of a projection screen can be had. HILL COUNTY FARMERS TO OWN ENTERPRISES One hnudred and seventeen farmers of Hill county plan to operate their own commercial enterprises in the fu ture, according to articles of incor poration filed in the office of the sec retary of state. Each man promises to give $100 toward the establishment of a general store to be operated under the "rochdale plan" which is a co-op erative scheme originated in Belgium and has since become general in Eu ropean countries and in many parts of America. The name of the organ ization is the Hill County Co-oper ative association. DAYLIGHT SAVING A THING OF THE PAST Washington, August 20.—Repeal of the daylight saving act was accom plished today, the senate voting to sustain the house in passing the re peal measure over President Wilson's veto. The vote was 57 to 19. The "repeal of the law becomes effec tive after the clocks are turned back to normal in October. It is one of the very few measures which have twice been vetoed by a president and have become laws in spite of the veto. GLASGOW EASILY WINS FROM OPHEIM 9 TO 3 Last Sunday afternoon the local ball tossers experienced very little difficulty in winning from the Op helm aggregation. Lyle pitched for Glasgow and had the visitors shut out up to the eighth inning when he decided to give Qp heim a chance to score, he allowing one hit and then called Peters to the mound, who walked the first man he pitched to, hit the next and walked the following two, forcing in three runs. Manager Grossman got a little nervous and called Reynolds to the rescue, who retired the side by strik ing out Kennedy. It might as well be said now as at any time that as a pitcher Peters is ) a very good catcher. The feature of the game was a triple play made by Opheim in the seventh inning, the only play of the kind made on the local diamond this year. With Tweedy on first and Lyle on sec ond Hurly hit a liner to the second baseman who touched second and then threw to first, making the triple play with only one assist. The local boys will play a return game at Opheim Sunday. * The box score of the game is as follows: Glasgow— AB R H E Tweedy, 2b 4 0 2 2 Hurly, c, If 4 0 0 0 Reynolds, cf, p 4 1 1 0 Peters, c, p, cf 4 3 3 0 Greenberg, ss 3 3 11 Rittenhouse, 3b 4 10 0 Beckler, lb 3 0 0 0 T. Illman, rf 3 10 1 Lyle, p, If 3 0 2 0 Totals 32 9 9 4 Opheim— AB R H E Alderson, 2b 5 0 10 Ruffcorn, 3b 4 0 0 1 Keefe, c 5 14 0 Marshall, If 4 112 Chamberlain, ss 3 1 0 0 J. Chouinard, cf 3 0 0 0 Hewett, p 3 0 0 0 Kennedy, lb 4 0 11 Randall, rf 4 0 0 1 Totals 35 3 7 5 SHOPMEN STRIKE ENDS URGE ACTION ON WAGES Washington, August 18.—The rail road administration was notified today that the strike of shopmen was at an end and was asked to take up wage demands immediately. Acting President Jewell of the rail way employes' department of the American Federation of Labor went to the railroad administration to no tify the officials in person. It was indicated that Director General Hines would proceed at once to settle the wage demands. COUNTY SEAT FIGHT ON IN ROOSEVELT COUNTY Through a petition that has been presented to the board of county com missioners of Roosevelt county resi dents of Froid and vicinity will again make an effort to have a county seat fight this fall. An attempt was made a few months ago by the Froid peo ple to start something along the coun ty seat fight line but the petition fil ed at that time did not meet the re quirements of law. GLASGOW ATTRACTS MANY HONE SEEKERS Excellent Apartment Houses, Splend id Schools and Other Advan tages Are Here. Glasgow is destined to be the larg est city of northern Montana and with the development of the lands under the Milk Rivery Valley Irrigation pro ject, we are assured of prosperity and growth. Glasgow today,is a mod ern and up to date city. Many home seekers are being attracted by the op portunities that exist here. Inquir ies are being received daily at the chamber of commerce quarters for houses and apartments. Glasgow has already a number of traveling men representing various wholesale houses, who make headquar ters here and travel in and out in every direction. There are several reasons why Glas gow is particularly attractive to both transients and farmers who wish to send their children to school during the winter months. The best and most attractive stores, hotels and show houses in northeastern Montana are located here. Then, too, we have ev ery modern convenience that is found in every lai-ge city. Our schools are among the best in the state. Our ef ficient city mail delivery also makes living in Glasgow desirable. The Glasgow chamber of commerce has a free information bureau in con nection with their organization, which is of great service to the public. 000, nection with their organization, which is of great service to the public. ANCIENT AZTEC IDOL FOUND NEAR EUREKA Kalispell, Montana, August 18.—An idol, pronounced by the Smithsonian institute, Washington, to be of Aztec origin and at least 10,000 years old, has been dug up in a sand pit near Eureka. The idol is of stone and about ten inches high. The thing has a Chinese look, but photographs sent to Washington brought a reply that it is Aztec. The sculpture is of a high character. Gross assessment for Valley coup ty for 1919 will run about $25,000, EAST HELENA SWEPT BV FIRE Forty-five Homes and Business Houses Razed, Leaving Many Destitute. LOSS ESTIMATED $200.000 Lack of Water Combined With High Wind Made It Impossible to Con trol Flames—City to be Re built on Modern Lines. Helena, Mont., August 20.—Fanned by a high wind, fire that started in a small shed in the most westerly end of East Helena at 12:30 yesterday wiped out nine residences, jumped two blocks, in 30 minutes burned down 12 more and several business houses and with another gust of wind attack ed the business district proper, laying it low with the exception of two stone buildings. The loss estimated at $200, 000 with 45 homes and business blocks razed and a score of families desti tute and homeless. There were no ac cidents, although falling wires, trolley lines, light wires and telephone lines cluttered up the main street and two big gasoline storage tanks exploded when the fire reached them. There were several volleys which sounded like machine guns, which proved to be stores of ammunition of all kinds going up in the general conflagration. Extensive investigation leaves the cause of the fire in doubt. The rumor that a gasoline can exploded in a shed and started the fire was denied by the property owners. The real story of the start of the fire comes from the lips of five-year old Helen Sasek, who ran to her mother at 12: 30 o'clock and told her that she saw a boy throw away a cigarette and that the shed was on fire. In 15 min utes, in spite of all possible efforts, and the help of every man in the East Helena smelter, the high wind and lack of water made fire fighting im possible. Efforts were made to save nearby homes, when a" terrific dust storm arose which c'ojjf.'ed the entire little city and made it impossible to see. At this time sparks were carried two blocks down the street and fires were reported in a score of places in the town. The citizens became panicky and many foreigners, who make up the principal population of the town, fled to their homes and began moving their fares and penates to adjoining fields. Nearly all of the property was of frame construction and burned like tinder, fanned by the high wind, it carried sparks to homes blocks away and fires were fought throughout the town. The Helena department lent splendid aid. The East Helena vol unteer department aided by all in sight fought with a will and put two streams of water on the blaze until the connecting rod of the gasoline fire pump broke under the strain of con tinued high speed and then the prin cipal business section went up with only the Flatow Mercantile store and then others in the path of the fire saved. With amazing speed the fire jump ed from the most westerly section of the little city to its farthest extrem ities. When the big barn near the Stanich home started, it was discov ered that it was filled with old tim ber from the railroad and was stored for fire wood. While it was blazing at its high est, a terrific dust storm started, which carried embers throughout East Helena. For a few minutes it was impossible to see in any direction and it was at that time that the worst destruction was done. AMERICAN TROOPS IN PURSUIT OF BANDITS Communications With Expedition Cut off Due to Heavy Storms in the Mountains. Marfa, Texas, August 20.—Some where in Mexico opposite Candelaria, Texas, American soldiers today were continuing the pursuit of bandits who kidnapped and held for ransom Lieu tenants 11. G. Peterson and Paul H. Davis, American aviators rescued yes terday after payment of ransom to the bandit leader. Military headquarters here were without information from the puni tive expedition, heavy storms in the mountain.- of Chilhauhau interrupting communication via the field telephones of the army. Possibility that the American sol diers already have had their first skirmish .with the bandits was indi eated last night when two aviators returned to the American side with bullet holes' in their plane and they reported that they had been attacked by a bandit gang of three Mexicans, one of whom they believed they killed with machine gun bullets. Another was believed to have been wounded and the third put to flight. A report was received here today from Lieutenant Estill, pilot, and Lieu tenant Cooper, observer, dated Pre sidio, Texas, giving details of firing on their biplane yesterday by Mexi can bandits. While flying over a Mexican mountain trail, the Ameri can aviators observed three Mexicans mounted riding soutfi. The planes swept down low to investigate. The bandits opened fire with rifles, bullets puncturing the wings of the American machine. Observer Cooper returned the fire and saw one horse and rider fall. A short time after ward one horse mounted and climbed up the side of the mountain and dis appeared. Neither aviator was hit. Saves Part of Ransom. H. M. Fennell, a banker of this city, arrived late yesterday and an nounced that the amount of ransom actually paid was $8,500. Fennell took the $15,000 demanded to Candelaria Monday. He declared a re-count of the money brought back by Captain Matlack after release of the aviators showed that $6,500 remained, which Captain Matlack salvaged when he ex ecuted a coup, rescuing Lieutenant Davis without paying the second half of the money. Fennell said the bandits cai-ried high-powered rf fies in their hands when Matlack escaped with Davis. The Mexicans were so astonished at the nerve of the officer they failed to shoot until the horse carrying them disappeared across the river in the darkness. • It developed that Captain Matlack refused to wait for the signal flare from the Mexican mountain and cross ed the river at 12:35 a. m. after the hour agreed upon had passed'without the signal. Captain Matlack became worried over the fate of the aviators and decided to cross alone to the ban dit rendezvous and see what had hap pened. Shortly after Fennell saw the sig nal flare from the Mexican side and he fired a flare notifying the Mexi cans that Captain Matlack had cross ed. Lieutenants Peterson and Davis were anxious to return with the troops. The men had not been shaved for nine days. Their uniforms were mud dy, snagged by cactus and wrinkled from swimming the river. According to the men, Renteria fail ed to carry out his plan to command eer their uniforms to take to his lead er as evidence that the aviators had been killed. The first thought of both Lieuten ant Davis and Lieutenant Peterson when they crossed to the American side after their release was of their parents. Each dictated a message to send home. From descriptions given by the av iators, the bandit leader was Jesus Renteria, well known in the Big Bend Ojinaga district, and not Chico Cano, although Renteria may have been op erating under Cano's orders as Cano is known to be in the district oppo site Candelaria. According to reports Renteria, who lost a leg and an arm in a train wreck in Kansas, wears artificial limbs. The aviators said Renteria was the Mexican who nego tiated with Captain Matlack until mid night Monday night regarding details of the delivery of the ransom. MEXICO GIVES PERMISSION. Mexico City, Tuesday, August 19.— American aviators were given permis sion to cross the international fron tier by the Mexican government to search for Lieutenants Marold G'. Pet erson and Paul H. Davis, who were captured by bandits, according to a bulletin made public here tonight by General Juan Barragan, chief of the presidential staff. The bulletin makes no mention of any permission being given the United States to send troops across the frontier. It also does not mention the exact place where the two American aviators were supposed to have landed and gives no information as to what band of outlaws is believed to be in that region. RUSSIAN THISTLE HAY MAKES EXCELLENT FEED Now is the time to begin scouring the farm for every available patch of feed. There are a number o^ fields throughout the county where the Rus sian thistles are about ready for hay. These thistles mixed with grain will certainly make feed this winter. A good many farmers look rather skep tical when told that Russian thistles make good feed. The common practice is to cut them before the spiker begins to harden, and at this stage they have attained most of their growth. Cai-e should be exercised in stacking to prevent the thistles from spoiling. The meth od found best by most farmers is to handle the same way as they would alfalfa and in this way a good pal atable feed will be provided. Farm ers who have fields covered with weeds arid some grain should be will NEW IRRIGATION CANAL MAY BE CONSTRUCTED MOVEMENT UNDER WAY TO URGE CONGRESS TO TAKE ACTION; PROPOSED PROJECT - *** EMBRACES 30,000 ACRES; DELEGA TION GOING TO WASHINGTON. ing to make a proposition with their neighbor to cut this for hay. For the doubtful we will refer them to Peter Trubell of Lismas, or an ex periment carried on at the Kansas ex periment station where thistles were fed in a comparative test with alfalfa and they proved to be of equal food value. Baled straw at $10 per ton from North Dakota and cotton seed cake at $80 per ton from the south may be the cheapest way out to carry live stock over the winter. Sixteen pounds of straw and two pounds of cake cost sixteen cents. Twenty pounds of hay at $30 would cost thirty cents. M. E. SEBBINS, County Agricural Agent. VETERANS' REUNION DURING STATE FAIR All Wounded Veterans Will Receive Transportation and All Expenses —Guests of the State. The following is a letter that is being sent to all war veterans by the Veterans' Welfare commission no tifying them of the big reunion that is to be held at Helena during state fair week: Dear Comrade: The state of Mon tana is holding a state celebration of the return of its soldiers, sailors and marines. This celebration will cover the second and third days of the state fair, being Tuesday and Wednesday of the week beginning September 8th, 1919. The big day, the Reunion Day, will be Wednesday, September 10th. On this date all men coming in un iform will be entertained by the state, and on the evening of that day there will be a big mass meeting of soldiers at the auditorium in the city of Hel ena, or at such other place in the city as will accommodate the crowd. The men who have been wounded in the service of their country in the re cent war will be the especial guests of the state. N|) inquiry will be made as to the necessity of paying their railroad fare into Helena and from Helena back home, but evidence of their service and of their disabil ities is all that will be necessary. These men will be given the best ac commodation and entertainment which we can obtain, and it is the desire of those in charge that they, as well as all other veterans, be made to re member the occasion with pleasure. Application for transportation may be obtained at the office of the sec retary of the local soldiers' organ ization, or at the Red Cross headquar ters where there is no such associa tion. Do not hesitate to apply for these blanks and send in the infor mation, as it is not charity—it is just like the state of Montana were giving a big house party and furnish ing transportation to its guests, only that in this case this part of the hos pitality extends only to the wounded men. GLASGOW HAN HEADS ROYAL ARCH MASONS A. W. Mahon Chosen Grand High Priest of Montana Chapter at Great Falls. Great Falls, August 20.—Officers elected at the thirtieth annual meet ing of the grand chapter of the Royal Arch Masons of Montana held in Great Falls yesterday are: Archibald W. Mahon, Glasgow, grand high priest; David Craig, Great Falls, deputy grand high priest; C. J. McAllister, Kalispell, grand king; Alf Whitworth, Deer Lodge, grand scrabe; Edward C. Day, Helena, grand treasurer; Cornelius Hedges, Jr., Helena, grand secretary; D. S. MacLeod, Plains, grand captain of the host; W. M. Montgomery, Ana conda, grand principal sojourner; S. S. Hepner, Helena, grand royal arch captain. Hepner of Helena is the new officer, the others progressing or re maining in former offices. The grand lodge A. F. and A. M. begins a two day session today with what promises to be the largest attendance ever pi-es ent at a state meeting. A new irrigation canal extending from the Nelson reservoir running east on the north side of the Milk river will be constructed if the efforts and energy of the various communities within the proposed canal are suc cessful in their appeal to the reclama tion service. By hastening and en larging the construction program in the territory east of the Nelson res ervoir, it will serve a double purpose! —the providing of immediate and suf ficient employment for the di-outh stricken farmers thereby enabling them to stay in the country and to place our valley lands on a producing basis. The proposed project embraces art acreage of about 30,000 acres. Com mittees from Hinsdale and Saco cal led on the U. S. reclamation service office at Malta last week, and explain ed the matter. The land owners with in the project affected signed peti tions urging construction as soon as possible. Copies of these petitions with descriptions of lands affected., have gone forward to Senators Walsh and Myers, Representatives Riddick and Evans and Secretary of the In terior Lane. The strong plea of the people in terested in this district is for the im mediate passage of the Riddick $50, 000,000 appropriation bill, as offer ing the quickest, most logical and cheapest form of relief for our set tlers on the dry land farms. It has been decided to send a dele gation to Washington from the towns interested as well as two or more del egates from Sun River project. It is anticipated that this committee will leave about the 23rd of August for Washington. This is a very important matter to the welfare of the district and the state at large and there is no question of doubt, as to the support of every citizen to secure immediate action. The Glasgow chamber of com merce is back of this movement with its entire force, and is urging its mem bers to help in every way possible to secure this proposed canal. RAILWAY AGENTS HOLD SUCCESSFUL MEETING Henry R. Cahan, Local Agent, Elected President of Association for En suing Year. The Montana division of the Great Northern agents held their annual meeting in this city last Sunday. There were in the neighborhood of forty members of the association in attendance. The business meeting was held in the court house iir the morn ing and was presided over by W. A. Brusewitz, president of the associa tion. After the meeting was called to order the presiding officer intro duced Mayor Matt Murray, who in a few well chosen words welcomed the agents to Glasgow and presented the secretary with the key to the city. Among the subjects discussed at the meeting were the handling of freight received, claim handling by accounts, packing and marketing, and the new methods which will soon be adopted in the handling of express accounts. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year: President— H. R. Cahan. Vice presidents— G. L. Knights and J. F. Haun. Secretary and treasurer—J. C. Banks. Executive committee— F. C. Covell, R. C. Machgan, C. E. Magner. After extending a vote of thanks to Mayor Murray and Secretary Jones the meeting adjourned. TRUSTEE MEETING OF SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. I A meeting of the trustees of school district No. 1 will be held in the high school building Tuesday, August 26, at 7:30 p. m. It is the desire of the board to have present at the meeting any one who may wish to come and discuss matters pertaining to the schools. R. H. COMPORT. T. X. Callahan, county agent at Val ley City, N. D., was in the city the fore part of the week and purchased 1200 sheep for a fermer in his dis trict. Clarks Fork Valley will -have 2500 tons of hay to sell.