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v©l . xv. glasgow, valley county. MONTANA, JANUARY 30, 1920. Number 40. con SÏÏmS F RT IB. 9 Important Cases to Come up at Approaching Session of District Court. CIVIL AND CRIMINAL CASES Judge H. C. Hall of the Seventeenth Judicial District Calls First Term •f Court to Be Held in 1920 for February 9th. The first term of the district court of the seventeenth judicial district to be held this year was set a few days ago by Judge H. C. Hall and will start on February 9th, continuing until all of the cases on the calendar are tried. The jury list and cases set for trial are given below: John Morris, Thoeny. S. E. Bunce, Baylor. B. A. Crumb, Opheim. Wm. A. Fisher, Glasgow. Marcus Tufte, Barnard Otto Useman, Nashua Ralph Crane, Barnard Robt. Blackburn, Hinsdale. C. J. Jackson, Glasgow. Martin E. Sea, Ossette. W. Stanley, Glasgow. John Fauth, Baylor. L. E. Yaple, Baylor. r. J. Whitby, Lustre. Carl Fedge, Grain. Wm. Bryant, Frazer. Peter Geist, Opheim. J. W. Bridgeman, Glentana. Robt. J. O'Sullivan, Thoeny. H. A. Shepard, Larslan. H. T. Holden, Baylor. John A. Stewart, Glentana. Kalle Kongas, Hinsdale. C. L. Krisel, Barr. T. H. Markle, Glasgow. Albert Bowe, Genevieve. F. P. Lassater, Thoeny. Lee Hapgood, Glasgow. J. L. Wolfe, Grain. Em il Peterson, Glasgow. H. R. Buxton, Avondale. O. C. Hartley, Baylor. Alfred Devchene, Opheim. Harold Tryon, Lustre. Martirr, Nashua. T. M. Ault, Jr., Thoeny. Ingle Watterud, Opheim. E. A. Detrest, Hinsdale. Walter Baynham, Glasgow. Frank Drymalla, Frazer. P. F. Bloominger, Avondale. Obert Deardol, Baylor. Iver Iverson, Tampico. State vs. Otto Ristoe, February 9th. State vs. Otto Ristoe, February 9th. State vs. Charles Grant, Feb. 10th. State vs. Charles Parrent, Feb. 10th. Lehigh Sewer Pipe & Tile Co. vs. J. S. Penson et al, Feb. 11th. J. L. Truscott vs. Merrill, Feb. 11. John Etchepare vs. Great Northern Railway, Feb. 11th. W. H. Skeele vs. D. S. Ward, Feb. 13th. Jacob R. Freisen vs. Hart-Parr Co., Feb. 13th. John Detchman vs. Mrs. Frank Jur ek et al, Feb. 14th. Minot Auto Co. vs. L. Madge Wood ley et al, Feb. 14th. L. C. Ofstedahl vs. Sam Mason, Feb. 16th. Traders State Bank vs. J. L. At kinson, Feb. 16th. Keith Commercial Agency vs. D. A. Reddick et al, Feb. 17. John W. Shelby vs. Ernest G. Frye et al Feb. 18th. Phillio L. M. Carter vs. James E. Philley, Feb. 18th. Stockfeeders Co. vs. Great Northern Railway, Feb. 19. John Etchart vs. Henry Carpenter, Feb. 19th. State vs. Joe Ihnat, Feb. 19th. CONFERENCE AT M. E. CHURCH. a conference was held in the Meth odist church on Tuesday evening, in the interests of the evangelistic cam paign being put on by this denomi nation. The meeting was called at the (request of Dr. Meckleberg who is the area secretary for Montana, North and South Dakota, and a part of Ida did THE CENSUS TAKER GET YOU? Anyone whose name has not been enumerated in the Glas gow census report should im mediately notify the local cham ber of commerce. One sheet is being held open for a few days to allow every one to be counted. If you have been missed, report the matter and the secretary will do the rest. The report may only be held open for a few days, so speed op. Do It Now! ho, in order that he might confer with his sub-district superintendents, all of whom were present with the ex ception of Rev. R. H. Stone of Havre. The sub-district Chairmen who were in attendance included Rev. Jesse Bunch of Fort Benton, Rev. Reuben Dutton of Redstone, and Rev. Muir den of Saeo. Rev. Durand, the new district superintendent of the Milk River district, was also present. During the morning and afternoon meetings took place and at 6:30 in the evening a banquet was held of the officiary of the church and their wives or husbands as the case might be. About fifty were seated to the bountiful repast, after which short addresses were given by the visiting clergymen. The address of the eve ning was given by Rev. Mecklenberg, who with convincing power appealed to his hearers for a systematic plan of action in the campaign, arousing new interest and life in the work. In a few well chosen words Rev. Jeffery, pastor of the local church, welcomed on behalf of his people the coming of Rev. Durand, as their su perintendent, and greeted him as one wisely selected to fill the office left vacant by the death of Brother Van. In his response Rev. Durand stated that he was not going to attempt to fill the place of Brother Van, which he considered to be impossible, but would simply endeavor to fill his position. His remarks were such as to win the appreciation of those present, who are gratified with the future prospects of the church. During the evening the male quar tet sang and Mr. Rasey favored the gathering with a solo. Instrumental music was furnished by Miss Hirrling er on the piano and by the Misses Gladys and Orma Mclntyre on the piano and violin. A MONTANA REGIMENT RECEIVES DECORATION War Department Gives 362nd Infan try and 346th Machine Gun Bat talion Decorations. Recognition of the part the 362nd infantry and 346th machine gun bat talion played in the fighting in France is eiven by the war department in sev en silver bands, four for the infantry regiment and three for the machine gunners, for their participation in sev en engagements in which the majority of the commands were engaged and in which they decided the policy and strategy of their leaders in import ant engagements. These bands will be placed on the staffs of the regi mental colors which have already been received by Adjutant General Phil Greenan, when the war department determined that the greater numbers of the men in these organizations were from Montana. The custom of giving silver bands to the organizations which fought in battle, with proper inscriptions and to be placed on the regimental flag, is nearly as old as the war depart ment and is one of the reasons why the colors of military organizations are so zealously guarded. General Greenan said he expected to receive some of these silver bands for the 348th field artillery also. The inscriptions on the bands sent to the 362nd infantry are: "Meuse-Argonne offensive France, September 26 to October 4, 1918." "Meuse-Argonne offensive France, October 8 to October 12, 1918." "Ypres-Lys offensive, Belgium, Oc tober 31 to November 4, 1918." "Ypres-Lys offensive, Belgium, No vember 10 to November 11th, 1918." The inscriptions on the bands sent to the 346th machine gun battalion are the same as those for the 362nd infantry except the organization was DEATH OF MRS. j. N. LIEN. Mrs. J. N. Lien passed away on Friday, January 23rd, of general per itonitis, at her home about 50 miles from this city on the Missouri river. The deceased was born in England, and was 34 years of age. She had been sick but a few days when death called her, and leaves a husband and two children to mourn her loss. An unusually sad circumstance in connection with Mrs. Lien's death is the fact that a young sister whom she had not seen for eleven years, arrived in Glasgow Thursday morning, which was but a few hours after the body was brought to the undertaking par lors here. The sister, whose name is Miss Cullen, upon her arrival in the city, went directly to the Red Cross rooms for assistance in locating her people. Burial services will be held at the Catholic church Saturday morning at 10 o'clock. L. C. Hanson, a prominent mer chant of Vandalia, was in the city on Tuesday on business. SUPREME COURT DECIDES AGAINST CLOSED PRIMARY (Special to Glasgow Courier) The decision of Judge W. H. Poorman with reference to the operation of the pri mary election law was this morning reversed by the Montana supreme court, according to advice received from Helena by The Courier. This means that the emergency measure passed by the extraordinary session of the legislature last August providing for the closed primary and the repeal of the presi dential primary will be inoperative, and the question will be submitted to the people at the November election for referendum. The case was originally instituted by Sam Goodman of Helena, who sought to prevent Charles T. Stewart, secretary of state, from receiving petitions for the referendum election. The preferential primary will be held in April and the regular primary in Aug ust in the same manner as in the past. The amendments will be voted at the general election in November. The opinion handed down by the supreme court was written by Justice Matthews, Brantley and Holloway dissenting. FARMER'S ELEVATOR HASDEEN FORMED Farmers and Equity Elevators of Northeastern Montana Organize at Wolf Point The managers of the Farmers and Equity elevators of Phillips , Valley, Roosevelt, Sheridan and Richland counties, met at Wolf Point, January 22nd, and perfected an organization known as the "Farmer's Elevator As sociation of Northeastern Montana." The speakers at this meeting were W. L. Beers, field agent in marketing for state of Montana; President Wal rath of the Montana Grain Growers' association; F. J. Chase, county agent of Roosevelt county; W. P. Stapleton, county agent of Phillips county; M. E. Stebbins, county agent Valley county. The meeting was held in the Sher man hotel with about twenty elevator managers present. The following of ficers were elected: C. E. Vincent, Wolf Point, president; C. P. Martin, Saco, secretary-treas urer; Louis Peterson, Culbertson, vice president for Roosevelt county; G. D. Willis, Homestead, vice president for Sheridan county; L. Borgen, Glasgow, vice president for Valley county; J. N. Mangus, Malta, vice president for SCOBEY MAN RILLS SISTER AND NIECE-THEN SUICIDES \ Scobey, Mont., Jan. 28.—Joseph C. Lough, well known resident of this section, whose farm is about 15 miles from this city, shot and instantly killed his sister, Mrs. Ida Hoyle, and his niece, Mrs. Lillian Fraime, at the home of Mrs. Hoyle in the northern part of this city, last Monday after noon, about 1:30 o'clock. Lough then shot himself. The cries of the three-year-old child of Mrs. Fraime attracted the atten tion of neighbors who upon entering the house found the bodies of Lough and Mrs. Fraime in one room and that of Mrs. Hoyle in the other. Near Lough's body lay a .32 automatic re volver from which at least ten shots had been fired and which was evident ly the weapon used in the triple trag edy. Dr. T. W. Collinson was im mediately called to the scene and an examination showed that all three of the participants in the affray were dead. Chief of Police Gilbert Bakke was summoned, and immediately noti fied the sheriff's office and the of fice of the coroner at Plentywood. Deputy Sheriff Feetham and Coroner Wagner arrived on the afternoon train at 4:10. A coroner's jury was em paneled consisting of E. J. Barnett, Lester Flick, Patrick Glenn, Verner Plessner, Gust Knudson and Wm. Gal loway. After viewing the three bod ies at the Hoyle residence, the cor oner adjourned the hearing until 10:30 Tuesday morning at which time witnesses were examined and the jury returned a verdict finding that Ida Hoyle. and Lillian Fraime were killed by Joseph C. Lough and that Lough had committed suicide. Following the investieation by Cor Phillips county, and A. B. Anderson, Savage, vice preseident for Richland county. A constitution and by-laws was adopted and the following resolutions approved : "Whereas, the Co-operative Farmers Elevators of Northeastern Montana desire to be in the front ranks of the co-operative movement for the ser vice of the farmers of this part of Montana in the co-operative market ing of all farm products and the collec tive buying of farm supplies handled by elevator associations. "And whereas, there now exists no central agency among our elevators for the discharging of these functions now therefore, we have this day form ed an association of the Farmers Ele vators of Phillips, Valley, Roosevelt, Richland, Sheridan and adjacent coun ties. "Through this association it is our purpose to better serve our farmers in buying of co-operative supplies and selling their grain and other farm pro ducts and of ultimately forming closer association or merger of our elevators to these ends. "And provided further, that the vice-presidents from the respective counties shall serve as a committee of investigation of the several central or merger elevator organizations now developing in the northwestern states and shall report back to this organiza tion at a subsequent meeting to be (Continued on page 5) oner Wagner Monday evening, the bodies were removed to the under taking parlors of H. W. Olsen and prepared for burial. Funerals for the victims of the tragedy were held Thursday, burial taking place in the Scobey cemetery. Many theories have been advanced as to the probable cause of the mur der and suicide. Investigation shows that trouble existed between Lough and his sister's family for some time.... in fact dating back at least to the time when their father, W. H. Lough, was arrested charged with the com mission of a crime against one of the daughters of Mrs. Hoyle. The elder Lough was released from the peni tentiary some time ago after serving a short sentence following a plea guilty. It is known that the younger Lough championed the cause of his father in that case and blamed Mrs. Hoyle and her daughter, Mrs. Fraime, for their part in the matter. Dispute as to the ownership of certain prop erty in Scobey had also caused bad feeling in the family and was the cause of Lough's coming to town on the Saturday preceding the murder. It is also known that he conferred with the two women Saturday evening relative to a settlement of the proper ty matter. That the crime was carefully plan ned was made evident by tracing the movements of Lough on Monday morn ing. Following the purchase of a re volver and two boxes of shells at 'local hardware store, he arrengad with one of the local banks to wire fifty dollars to his father, W. H. ONE-DAY SCHOOL ON FARM MANAGEMENT February 16—Under Direction of Val ley County Farm Bureau—Also One at Hinsdale. The farm bureau has made arrange ments to put on two one-day farm usually'management schools. One at the bur eau office in Glasgow, February 16th, and one in the basement of the Valley County Bank of Hinsdale, February 17th. The farm bureau was able secure the services of Mr. A. J. Cope land, farm management demonstra tor, for the state of Montana, for these two dates. Not over 25 farmers can be accom modated at one of these schools and when that many have signed up more applications will be taken. The object is to have a small group farmers get together and study farm business. The account book used simple and easy to understand but complete. At the end of the year it an easy matter to determine the most profitable kind of livestock and crops together with the best num ber of livestock and acres of crop have on each individual farm, if the account book is kept up to date. The organization of the farm busi ness and the correlation of the sever his father come to Scobey at once. At the time of his visit to the bank he informed the officer who waited upon him that he would not be here when his father arrived and that bank was to permit the elder Lougl^ free access to his (Joe Lough's) safe-i ty deposit box. About noon he called at one of the local livery barns wherq his brother Charles is employed and failing to see his brother who was then at dinner, apparently went rect to the Hoyle residence and killing followed soon after his arriv al there. An examination of the safety depos it box at the bank revealed a mes sage to his father giving certain rections as to the disposition of prop erty and also the information that fthe two women (meaning Mrs. Hoyle'. Mrs. Fraime) would not bother h (W. H. Lough) any more. He al registered a letter at the local postl office addressed to his father in thia city, apparently in the hopes that father would receive it soon after his arrival in Scobey. A note was also found on Lough's body to the effect that it was his intention commit the crime. The father, W. H. Lough, Charles Lough of this city, a brother who recently returned from military ser vice after spending about two and half years in the army; another broth er whose home is in Minneapolis, and Mrs. Lucy Eldred of this city are the remaining relatives of Joseph Lough. Mrs. Hoyle leaves a daughter about 16 years old and a son 10 years age. Mrs. Fraime is survived by small son 3 years of age. al various enterprises will be demon strated. It is now imperative that every farmer keep farm accounts in order to show the internal revenue col lector who will soooner or later call upon every farmer for a statement rel ative to his income tax. The meeting will be conducted in the form of a round table school, and every one will have an opportunity to ask ques tions and offer suggestions. Every farmer should know how to figure his income tax. Many a farmer has paid income tax that he should not and others more than their share. If you keep a farm account book up to date you will know the amount of your income tax and so will the internal revenue collector as he will accept this method of determining the amount of taxes to be paid. HOUSTON SUCCEEDS GLASS. Washington, Jan. 27.—David F. Houston of St. Louis, now secretary of agriculture, was nominated today by President Wilson to be secretary of the treasury. At the same time Edwin T. Meredith of Des Moines, Iowa, was nominated to succeed Mr. Houston. Mr. Meredith, who is at Miami, Fla., telegraphed the White House accept ing the office. He is 54 years old. Before starting "Successful Farming," he was publisher of the Farmers Tri bune. He was a candidate for the United States senate in 1914 and for governor of Iowa in 1916. JENKS IS NEW ASSISTANT FEDERAL MANAGER OF G. St. Paul, Jan. 28.—Appointment Charles O. Jenks of Seattle as assist ant federal manager of the Great Northern railroad was announced hei'e today. It is understood he will suc ceed J. M. Gruber as vice president in charge of operation. Jenks will make his headquarters here. to for no of is but it the to the di nd to make his headquarters here. REDS ARE CONDEMNED BY SAMUEL GOMPERS Labor Leader Brands Bolshevism Menace to All Organized Labor and Cites Examples. Writing in the current number the Federationist, official organ the Arrierican Federation of Labor, Samuel Gompers condemns Bolshevism "completely, finally and for all time." The American labor leader declares he doubts whether the propaganda which emanates from the Bolshevist organization itself is more effective than that "conducted by those who claim to be entirely detached from Russian influence and Russian pay rolls." He says he doubts whether publications issued by Russian Bol shevist agents have as great an effect in America as those "which like be known as 'journals of opinion,' such as The Nation, The Dial and The New Republic, Mr. Gompers makes an extended reference to the argument that the American people know little about what is going on in Russia and the argument that it is unfair and un wise to pass judgment. "It is not necessary," says Mr. Gompers, "for Americans to know at all times just what were the exact conditions in Germany. It was nec essary only to know what was the rules it operated. We do not have form of government existing in what to wait for information about the form of government existing in what is called soviet Russia. All the in formation necessary to the passing of judgment on Bolshevism and the sys tem of government and as a state of society, is at hand from sources that are authentic." Quoting from Bolshevist official doc uments to show the extent of massed terror by the Bolsheviki, Mr. Gomp ers declared that "the economic con dition in internal Russia at the pres ent time has absolutely nothing to do with the merits or demerits of the Bol shevist philosophy of government," and adds "that it should have no in fluence in determining the judgment of any person upon it as such." He quotes as the most direct information, a dispatch from Russian trade union ists to W. A. Appleton, president of ! he International Federation of Trade unions, which declares that Bolshe vists have split up the reserve funds oi trade unions, throttled the labor press, killed labor organizations, split up trade unions as a class, and put but]dovn strikes by "force of arms and 1 plentiful executions." a 1 " Ne know about Russia. We know of a aboi.t Bolshevism. We know the au tocratic concept that underlies the minority dictatorship which is hailed to the world by its dupes and advo cates' as the most perfect state of so ciety yet devised. We know about it and we condemn it completely, fin ally and for all time." a RED CROSS HONE SERVICE REPORT Helping: Hand Has Been Extend ded to the Needy and Troubled. ACTIVITIES ARE NUMEROUS Executive Secretary Mrs. George Ber ry Makes Annual Report of Activ ities of Home Service Section of Red Cross. An excellent report of the first month's work, by Mrs. George H. Ber ry, executive secretary for the home service department of the Red Cross, has been submitted and is well worthy a careful consideration. It proves con clusively the need of the department and the relief made possible through a wise directing of its resource;-. The secretary has come in contact with some of the real serious community problems that confront us and she has been enabled through this or ganization to give the relief with out delay. The report follows: The month of December has been a very busy one in the home service office, and in making this report of the first month's work, I want to say that it is done with a great deal of pleasure on my part. The fact of the splendid co-operation we are meeting with from different organizations, the county commissioners, the doctors, school teachers, hospitals, churches., etc., is most gratifying. On my return from the institute I found a great deal of work awaiting me. Most of this was emergency work, that is relief in the way of clothing and medical attention. In handling family problems there are many things which we must take into consideration, for the good of all con cerned, and which are not made pub lic. A great deal of the work has been carried on directly from the of fice in Glasgow, while many calls up on the needy have been made out of town. At Opheim I was able to talk home service work to 50 people at a parents and teachers meeting, made two calls and held a conference with the local doctors, both of whom are giving u 1 ? the finest kind of co-opera tion and advice. I was also able to interest some of the women in the idea of sewing for their own commun ity where it is needed. I made one trip to Beaverton in the interests of the work and found some needy cases requiring immed iate attention. We have a man and woman looking after the work there, who are much interested and people of good judgment. I spent one day at Hinsdale and was privileged to meet with a number of the ladies of the place. The peo ple are very much interested in the work and are anxious to co-operate with us the same as during the war. I also held a conference with the doc tor there and was assured of his help in every way. The following loans have been made: $50 to a man in the hospital who has had a stroke of paralysis and who has three motherless children. $25 to a prospective mother, enab ling her to go to the hospital at this time. $10 to a solicitor for railroad fare from Glendive to Glasgow. $15 to women for railroad fare to Williston. $5 to women for railroad fare to Saco. $10 to a mother of one of our sol diers killed in France, enabling her to go to Great Falls. Assistance was given families con sisting of 34 adults and 174 children. Nature of assistance: Clothing, shoes, new materials and medical at tention; 10 garments turned in by sewing committee. Christmas boxes were sent to 40 families, reaching 190 children. Total assisted in various ways, 230. Co-operation was given the Good Fellows in sending Christmas baskets to the Glasgow families. (Continued on page 5) (Continued on page 5) FALL IN! RIGHT DRESS! FRONT! ATTENTION TO ORDERS! Every man who was in the mili tary service of the United States on November 11, 1918, who is now a resident of Glasgow or vicinity, is urged to attend the meeting of Valley Post No. 41, American Legion of Montana, to be held at Commercial Club rooms on Thursday, February 5th, at 7:30 p. m. Important busines will be tran sacted. FALL OUT!