Published Every Friday at
Succet'dinfi the Valley County Independent
T. J. HOCKING, Editor
Entered at the Postoffice at Glasgow, Montana,
as second class matter October 6th, 1911
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IS TOWNLEY'S "MAJOR" HORST
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
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
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
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
Second Hand Ford car
equipped with shock
absorbers, dash lights
and extra tire holder.
A bargain at $350
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.
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
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
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
The people pay the price of incom
petent leadership and all kinds of
business and industries suffer from
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
The country is watching the exper
iment in state socialism in North Da
kota under the guise of a farmer's
We tried some of the same exper
iments in 1892 under the name of the
Populist movement led by Sockless
We have the rule of the Bolsheviki
in Russia and the I. W. W. pleads for
one union and the democratization of
We had the Knights of Labor ajid
the Farmers' Alliance and the Dennis
Kearney Sandlot party in the past
But they have all gone their way
and the mournful procession of false
prophets, quack doctors and dema
But liberty and free institutions of
the 1776 brand survive and the noble
statue in her honor still lights New
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Lyric Theatre Opens Monday
MANAGEMENT HARRY BEVERLY
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
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
Farmersnext—dairymen being pros
ecuted in many sections for profiteer
Glasgow—1,585 acres sells for $150,
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
Increasing activity in oil develop
ment work around Winnett.
Sunflower production yields wealth
Basin—Mining activity in this dis
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
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
Libby sawmill going up to supply
lumber for mine contract.
Billings—Work started on $50,000
Butte—Mine shaft water to be used
for street sprinkling.
Whitefish may make new Riverview
addition part of city.
Lewistown to have second high
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
THRESHING IN STATE
IS WELL UNDER WAY
Yield Is Light but Quality Is Good
Stock* Shipments Have Fallen
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.
Lard in pails,
Two large cans
Three small cans
A full line of Meats, Gro
ceries, Fruits and Veget
ables always on hand.
For prompt service phone
North & Selig
We Stand by What You Buy
"Why don't you wear
"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
Kryptoks give the convenience
of near and "far vision in one pair
of glasses without that age-re
vealing "crack" or seam.
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
Consult us about your eye trou
Chas. E. Behner & Co.
Jewelers and Opticians.
Local showers helped ranges in some
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. Some are seeding fall wheat
in the drjt soil. Much stock being
shipped to outside points for pasture.
Valley—Harvest is well under way
San Tox American
A scientific corrective
oil is tasteless and of
highest quality. It
does not purge—it lu
bricates. Price $1.00
Glasgow Drug Co»
San Tox Agency
"Ever Occur to You?"
cays the Gooc! Judge
Thai it's fooîish to put up
with an ordinary chew,
when it doesn't cost any
more to get real tobacco
Every day more men dis
cover that a little chew of
real good tobacco lasts
longer and gives them real
There's nothing like it.
REAL TOBACCO CHEW
fui tcj* styles
!T a short-cut tobacco •
vv -B GUT is a long fine-cut tobacco
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that it's wonderful. This advertisement is to
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delay as the war has produced conditions which
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and will be finished in another week,
but little threshing has been done. Rye
is averaging three bushels, wheat at
about the same or a little less, and
no oats or barley will be harvested.
Stock still looking good; but very lit
tle -will be shipped out for a month
or six weeks.
Toole—Farmers shipping out their
stock to pasture. Recent rain helped
the grass somewhat, but continued dry
weather since is burning it up again.
Sanders—Grain is turning out bet
ter than expected.
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