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Courier Published Every Friday at GLASGOW, JtfONTANA Succet'dinfi the Valley County Independent T. J. HOCKING, Editor Official Official p> City Paper Paper Entered at the Postoffice at Glasgow, Montana, as second class matter October 6th, 1911 TELEPHONE Subscription 44 $2.00 per year Adrertising rates for weekly, monthly and yearly contracts furnished upe n application. IS TOWNLEY'S "MAJOR" HORST A FAKIR? Tales told by a man calling himself "Major" A. C. Horst, who is lecturing for the Nonpartisan league, seemed so weird and impossible to several of his audiences, that The Independent •was led to investigate and ask the war department for the official record of the "Major." Here is the reply of the adjutant general of the United States: "The records of this office show that there is no officer by the name of Major A. C. Horst. There is a second lieutenant, Arthur Carl Horst, Signal Corps, discharged at Yale Un iversity, December 18, 1918. He had 110 foreign service. His address is shown as 3625 California avenue, Pittsburg, Penn. There is no record of a Major A. C. Horst of North Da kota." Without desiring to do Townley's "Major" an injustice, The Independ ent advises those in his audiences who are interested to demand that the "Major" show his credentials. "Major" Horst has been speaking on behalf of the Nonpartisan league at various picnics in all parts of Mon tana. A short time ago he was the principal speaker at one of these pic nics at Three Forks. His talk in our neighboring town led the Independent to ask the war department about the "Major." At Three Forks "Major" Horst is quoted by two different correspond ents of The Independent as saying: "I have won my stripes by serving my country in France, and what is more I won my promotion from the rank? of a private because I was rec ognized as an authority on political economics and especially on indus trial democracy." Some applauded this statement of the "Major" and believe him to be a genuine hero, though some of the more sinsible farmers in the audiences 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 ketfo 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 your 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 yours if you establish a checking account here. We will be glad to discuss it further with you. Farmers-Stockgrowers Bank Glasgow, Montana cannot quite grasp the. idea of the war department picking out a private who could talk Townleyism and pro moting him to the rank of "Major" because he seemed so efficient at teaching socialism under the name of "industrial democracy." Anyway, since, the adjutant general of the United States does not know him and specifically denies that there ; is a "Major" Horst on any of the army rolls, it will be up to the man posing as a war hero while working ■ for Townley, to explain himself.—Hel ena Independent. LIBERTY OF THE 1776 BRAND. The people reap what they sow. If they install bad leadership they reap the harvest of bad laws and high j taxes. The people pay the price of incom petent leadership and all kinds of business and industries suffer from them. But for intelligence applied to gov ernment the world would lapse into anarchy and perhaps into barbarism. The state and the nation, nay even the city or county, rise no higher than the character of their leaders. The country and its industries and development depend on sound per manent policies and honest leader ship. The country is watching the exper iment in state socialism in North Da kota under the guise of a farmer's movement. We tried some of the same exper iments in 1892 under the name of the Populist movement led by Sockless Jerry Simpson. We have the rule of the Bolsheviki in Russia and the I. W. W. pleads for one union and the democratization of industries. We had the Knights of Labor ajid the Farmers' Alliance and the Dennis Kearney Sandlot party in the past thirty years. But they have all gone their way and the mournful procession of false prophets, quack doctors and dema gogues reappeared. But liberty and free institutions of the 1776 brand survive and the noble statue in her honor still lights New York harbor. ENFORCE THE LAW. Representative Edmund Piatt of New York believes that if the provi sion in the food control act prohibit ing the willful destruction or deter ioration of foodstuffs were enforced a long step would be taken toward re ducing the high cost of living. To his mind the cold storage of great quantities of food is not of itself a great evil unless its owners hold it until spoiled rather than put it on the market at lower prices. Society News By Our Societ y Editor Chautauqua Takes Place of Social Events. During the week the people of Glas gow and surrounding community have been enjoying the splendid Chautau qua program secured by the local com mittee. Social events are for the time being postponed, and as a result the chautauqua gatherings are largely at tended. Entertain St. Matthew's Guild. The guild of the St. Matthews church will meet on Thursday after noon, August 28th, at the Just Inn, with Mrs. C. E. Devine as hostess, and a cordial invitation is extended to the ladies to be present. On Saturday afternoon a food sale was held by the members of the so ciety at Wells Brothers' store which netted the organization about twen ty dollars. Reception at M. E. Church in Honor of Rev. and Mrs. Stone. A farewell reception will be given Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock, in honor of Rev. and Mrs. R. H. Stone of the Methodist church. Mr. Stone, who has accepted the pastorate of the Havre church to which he goes for the following Sunday, will be greatly missed in the community, as will also his splendid wife. I The reception will be given in the church and a very cordial invitation is extended to the general public to attend. Formal Announcement of Engagement of Prominent Young People. Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Griffith an nounce the engagement of their daugh ter, Ruby Margaret Griffith, to Ed ward Cash Moore. Both the young people are well known and are pop ular young people of this city. Mr. Moore is the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Moore, prominent citizens of Glasgow. The formal announcement of the en gagement was made at an elaborate dinner given by Mr. and Mrs. Grif fith at their home on Saturday eve ning, the announcement being made by the father of the bride-to-be, in a few well chosen words. The rooms wei'e beautifully decor ated for the event. In the living room yellow and white flowers were used, while pink and white formed the color scheme in the table decora tions. Dainty place cards were also used. Covers were laid for eleven, and the hostess was assisted in serv ing the delicious viands by the Misses Martha Christman and Mildred Hill. Farewell Reception Tendered Rev. Frank E. Henry and Family. On Friday evening a farewell recep tion was held in honor of Rev. and Mrs. Frank E. Henry and family at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Hop pin. There was a large attendance and the church and community express deep regret at the removal of this splendid family from their midst. As an expression of this feeling a beau tiful leather chair was presented to Mr. and Mrs. Henry, by members and friends of the church during the eve ning. The rooms were tastefully decorated with sweet peas and other flowers, and instrumental music was rendered by Mrs. J. E. Flaherty, Miss Vera Shoemaker and Miss Lorene Smith. Delicious frappe and waffers were served by a committee composed of Mrs. M. Stebbins, Miss Vera Shoe maker and Miss Lorene Smith. Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Williams as sisted Mr. and Mrs. Hoppin in re ceiving the guests. Panaceas for high cost of living are showered upon us by reformers. The only genuine remedy is increas ed production or, in other words, hard work. Lyric Theatre Opens Monday AUGUST 25TH MANAGEMENT HARRY BEVERLY OPENING SHOW: ik Our Better Selves" Featuring FANNIE WARD First Pathe Star Series SHOWS AT 8:00 & 9:30 ADMISSION 25c & 10c MUSIC BY TWEEDY'S 5-PIECE ORCHESTRA State Topics August 18.—Butte—North Butte has increased daily ore production to more than 13 cars, approximately 700 tons, as compared with around 450 tons daily about a month ago. Big Horn county has a new paper— Herald, by Geo. D. Skinner. Helena Independent: The proposal to take $250,000 out of the school fund of Montana with which to build a terminal grain elevator at Great Falls is the beginning of the end of the school funds of this state. Shelby—County-wide livestock ship ping association to be organized in Toole county. Farmersnext—dairymen being pros ecuted in many sections for profiteer ing. Glasgow—1,585 acres sells for $150, 000. Hardin—Farmers preparing for the third cutting of alfalfa. Average yield 3 tons per acre. Oil discovered near Valentine. Red Lodge—Movement launched for paving Broadway, city's main thor oughfare. Increasing activity in oil develop ment work around Winnett. Sunflower production yields wealth in Montana. Basin—Mining activity in this dis trict increases. Helena—$400,000 decrease since 1917 in corporations license tax. Slump is due to decreased earnings of Ana conda Company and other big minings concerns of the state. These concerns have paid by far the greater part of the„lax in former years. Lower cop per prices and increases in wages and operating expenses 'are held respon sible by the big mining companies. Butte—Strike of metal workers has no effect on operation of mines in this district. Their unreasonable demands gain no sympathy. Underground for ces are normal. Railway workers are proposing what amounts to class ownership of the government. Ronan —Grading starts on logging spur to timber east of here. Dillon—Good progress being made in paving city streets. Red Lodge—New company incorpor ated for more irrigation. Poison—Plans being made to devel op Flathead irrigation project. Good progress reported in work on Butte Silver Bow National Bank. Production—more production— in creased production would prevent higher price levels. Butte—Two big lakes to be joined to increase water supply for Anacon da smelter. Libby sawmill going up to supply lumber for mine contract. Billings—Work started on $50,000 warehouse. Butte—Mine shaft water to be used for street sprinkling. Whitefish may make new Riverview addition part of city. Lewistown to have second high school dormitory. Roundup—Drilling resumed on Cra zy Woman's Pocket wells. Fire losses in Montana and Idaho total nearly a million dollars. Whitefish—Local business men buy holdings of Northwestern Lumber Co., consisting of 15,000 acres. Butte—Tax levy increased 1.8 mills. Bonded debt large. With bankruptcy of utility compan ies and discontinuance of service in different parts of the country staring many communities in the face, the public is coming to realize that in creased utility rates are just as in evitable as increased wages, bread and meat prices. Gladstone—Gold King Extension mill one of largest in San Juan dis trict, resumes operations. TIRE TAPE VERY USEFUL. Tire tape is to the automobilist. what a bandage is to a Red Cross nurse, and a man who drives a car would as soon think of leaving it out of his tool box as a Red Cross nurse would think of leaving a bandage out of her first-aid kit. The United States Tire company ad vises all its patrons to include a roll of its tape in their equipment. Its users are innumerable. It is most frequently used to reinforce bad spots caused by blowouts and punctures. It is also valuable for winding "leakq" electric wires or making temporary repairs to broken rods or rattling parts. THRESHING IN STATE IS WELL UNDER WAY Yield Is Light but Quality Is Good Stock* Shipments Have Fallen Off Considerably. Threshing operations are reported in each of the 11 counties covered in the crop report for the week ending August 16, issued today by Chas. D. Greenfield, commissioner of agricul ture and publicity. The yield is light but the quality good. In several coun ties the third cutting of alfalfa is be ing made with a fair yield. Rains in the northeastern section have helped the ranges and as a result shipments of livestock to market and pasture out side the state are not so heavy as a month ago. The following are the re ports from the different counties: Richland—Threshing has begun. Yields in many cases better than ex pected, owing to late showers which helped filling. Some third cutting al falfa being made. Early corn is very promising and will reach full matur ity within two weeks. Prairie—Threshing about half over, with reported yields averaging about one and three-fourth bushels. Oats crop is total failure, none being thresh ed. Range conditions not improved. Corn crop almost a failure. Stillwater: Dryland wheat all thresh ed. Good quality but low yields. There will be a surplus of fall wheat above seeding needs. Third cutting alfalfa going on in some places with a fair yield. Sugar beets and beans doing well whei-e a stand was secured. Picnic Hams per lb Lard in pails, per lb Two large cans Milk Three small cans Milk 35c 35c 35c 25c A full line of Meats, Gro ceries, Fruits and Veget ables always on hand. For prompt service phone Mo. 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* mane 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. fCBYPTOIf IV. glasses IV. 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. Local showers helped ranges in some places. Broadwater—Weather condititions have been more favorable with a good shower early part of the week. Lewis and Clark—Wheat still be ing threshed; yields averaging about four bushels. Imgated alfalfa cut ting is good. Cascade—Threshing pretty well along. 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