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The Glasgow Courier
VOL. XVI. GLASGOW, VALLEY COUNTY, MONTANA, APRIL 30, 1920. NUMBER ]. MOECKER BOUND <%• Valley County Farmer Accu. 1 •f First Degree Assault— Pleads Not Guilty. UNDER $4,000.00 BONDS Strenuous Methods of Persuasion Lands Farmers Residing Near Nashua in Peck of Trouble. William Moecker, a farmer residing near Nashua was arraigned before Judge H. C. Hall Monday under charge of first degree assault. He entered a plea of not guilty and was bound over to the district court, the judge placing the bond at $4,000, which up to this writing, Moecker has been unable to furnish." The case involves an alleged assault upon Mrs. Moecker which the com plaint states was made on April 11th. It is alleged that on the above date Moecker had been in Glasgow and had been drinking. Upon his return to the ranch he sent for Mrs. Moecker, who was in Nashua, the couple having been separated for some time. Mrs. Moecker, according to the com plaint, was driven out to the Moecker farm by Oscar Hay where she met Moecker who, after failure to induce her to return and live with him, drag ged her out of the car, struck her over the head and face with a rock and when she attempted to run, shot at her several times with a heavy calibre revolver. The evening of the alleged assault Moecker was arrested by Deputy Sheriff McPherson of Nashua and has been in the county jail here since. His trial will likely come up at the next term of court. Other Cases Disposed of A decree of divorce was granted Lottie M. VanEpps against William P. VanEpps. Sehridan County State Bank against Margaret E. Adams, et al— Decree of foreclosure. ^ T. L Beisiker against Edward O. Seridan County State Bank against Harris I. Hart et al —Decree of fore closure. Civil Actions Commenced. Piper-Howe Lumber company vs. W. R. Brown, et al. Drake-Ballard company vs. Charles Blomminger, et al. J. L. Truscott vs. Eathen A. Turpin, et al. Stockfeeders Company vs. W. A. Twitchell. Probate Matters. In the matter of the estate of Ben jamin A. Rohde, deceased, Otto M. Christinson, as public administrator, filed petition for letters of administra tion. In the matter of the estate of Lina House, deceased, Oscar Syverson filed petition for letters of administration Petitions for Naturalization. Ellis Kaupinen, Finland—Hinsdale. Henry Ahrand Wilier, Germany— Tampico. James Bowe, Canada—Glentana. Herman August Kohlrost, Germany —Glasgow. 60WD0IN OIL & GAS CO. TO INCREASE CAPITAL Local Oil Company Will Increase Cap ital to One Million Dollars.— Hold Meeting May 28th. As will be noticed in another column of this paper a meeting of the stock holders of the Bowdoiri Oil & Gas Company of Glasgow has been called for May 28th for the purpose of in creasing the capital stock of the com pany from $150,000 to $1,000,000, and to decrease the share from each to $1.00 each. The Bowdoin Oil & Gas Company now have a rig working at the Bow doin field and with the additional cap ital it is expected that more holes will be put down during the coming season. The Bowdoin company is backed en tirely by influential business men of Glasgow and Malta and this is the first opportunity for the public to procure any of the stock. Past oper ations have been financed entirely by iocal capital and with the splendid prospects for results it is expected that the stock placed on the market will be disposed of in record breaking time. The officers of the Bowdoin Oil & Gas company are Dr. A. N. Smith, president; A. S. Hansom, vice presi dent, and E. D. Button, secretary. $100.00 TIE UP YOUR CHICKENS. Chief of Police W. A. Baynham has served notice on all owners of chick ens within the city limits that they must be kept penned up or suffer the consequences. Chickens running at large will be immediately impounded and, chances are, devoured by our vor acious chief. MURRAY APPOINTS TRAFFIC COMMITTEE FOR THE CLUB <^att Murray, president of the C. her of Commerce, has recently app«. ;d a traffic committee of the chamber. The members are J. K Mitchell, chairman; D. E. Parsons, J. J. Tattan, H. R. Cahan and F. L. Sherman. Members of the club are urged to turn their freight bills over to the committee for auditing. MALTA JS SCENE OF BAD CUTTING As the result of feeling existing be tween officials of Phillips county and the men who have been the'object of an investigation carried on privately through the medium of detectives blood has been shed, a special officer is in the hospital and the county jail contains another prisoner. Recently County Attorney Fred C. Gabriel ordered an investigation which involved some of the prominent men of Phillips county. Detective Frank J. Parker was one of the men engaged in securing the desired evidence. He is now in the local hospital with his throat slashed from ear to ear while Sam Deniff is in the jail charged with the cutting. The affair took place in the City Cafe Wednesday morning about 3:30. The knife barely missed severing the jugular vein. With blood streaming from his throat Parker ran to the Great Northern hotel with Deniff fol lowing and saying, according to state ments made to the officers: "Well, I got you, Didn't I?" Fourteen stitches were required to close the cut in Parker's throat ajjd while there are some chances against him, it is believed he will recover. County Attorney Gabriel says that word was passed to him several days ago to lay off or someone would be killed. POSTOFFICE TO NEW QUARTERS JUNE 1ST Will Remove to Old Coleman Hotel Building—New Fixtures to Be Installed. The Glasgow postoffice will move from the present location to new quar ters in the Coleman hotel building on June 1st. Mr. Coleman now has a crew of men at work remodeling the building throughout. The old front will be taken out and a solid glass front will be put in across the entire building and a large revolving door installed on the postoffice side. New fixtures for the postoffice have been ordered and will be installed be fore the move is made. The present hotel office and dining room will be converted into a modern store build ing. MOVING TO NEW QUARTERS. Kane & Illman have a crew of men at work remodeling the old Side Board saloon building and will remove their soft drink parlors from the pres ent location in the Goodkind build ing in a few days. The new location will be thoroughly renovated and re modeled. FARMERS SHOULD WATCH FORECAST The U. S. employment service in connection with the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce requests that every bus iness man, individual and citizen know ing of men or women who are in need of work, to refer them to the chamber. With conditions looking favorable for good crops this year, there is quite a demand from the farmers for help. With the co-operation of every one in the county the employment services believe that they will be able to take care of the situation. The following opportunities for the unemployed are open at the offices of the employ ment service at room 201-4 Rundle building. This service is free to all. 26 farm hands. 21 men, common labor. 5 carpenters. 3 cooks. 3 tractor engineers. 1 janitor. 9 women, general housework. the ROADS HEAVY TO OPHEIM. J. J. Tattan, who has the mail con tract between Glasgow, Glentana and, Opheim, advises that the roads into north country are the heaviest they have been in years. Heavy snows late last fall coupled with the spring rains have made the roads in many places impassable, and the mail carriers are obliged to travel miles out of their way in order to reach the dif ferent postoffices. ROAD BONDS IN VALLEY COUNTY CARRY BY HANDSOME MAJORI? Returns Show Voters of County Strongly in Favor of Better Roads Program /nd Practically All Precincts Give Majority in Favor of Bond Issue—Vote in Fcfty S/Afn wli, !. u For 875 Against—Vote Light Over Entire Cofity, va« an £ He * Vy J5? a * C< ? ndlti °ns-Commissioners CompleteCan vass Yesterday—Valley County Will Receive $400,000.00 For Road Improvemeit By Passing of Bond Issue, $200,000 Being Appropriated by United States Govenment Boosters for good roads in Valley county are rejoicing over the out come on the $200,000 bond election last Friday. The majority <jf the pre cincts in the county came in with sub stantial majorities in favor of the bond issue and those that did not were practically all outlying precincts where the vote was very light. The three Glasgow precincts each polled a big majority in favor of the bond issue as did practically all of the main line precincts. The total vote in the county in favor of the bond is sue was 1135 and 875 against it. Under the present road program with the funds available from the sale of bonds and appropriations of like amount from the government, Valley county will have approximate ly $400,000 to spend for road improve ment during the next few years. The work will be carried on as rapidly as is_ consistent with good policy and the bonds will be disposed of as neces sary to offset the expense incurred. Friday's election proved beyond the question of a doubt that the ma jority of the people of Valley county BIG FIRE PREVENTION FILM FOR GLASGOW Prominent Lecturers and $100,000 Film Will Be Here May 15th— Lectures and Pictures Free. We are in receipt of a letter from George P. Porter., atat», .. j Shively, lecturers from the Fire Pre vention Bureau of the Pacific, will make a tour of the state of Montana, starting at Billings on May 10th. The gentlemen will bring with them the new $100,000 Thos. H. Ince fire pre vention picture featuring our old friend, Fatty Arbuckle. The lectures are given under the auspices of the state fire board and will be given be fore the schools and the general pub lic. Everything free, no charge. They expect to arrive in Glasgow on Saturday, May 15th, and announce ment as to time and place will be given later. APPOINT EXPERT FOR MILK RIVER DITCH PROJECT We understand that Don A. Ma gruder, formerly irrigation expert of the Shoshone project, has been ap pointed to the Milk River Irrigation project and will assume charge of his duties in this section in a short time. The local Chamber of Commerce has been working hard to secure the ap pointment of an expert for the Milk River project and the success of their efforts will be met with appreciation by the many water users and pros pective water users of the project. PROCLAMATION Clean Up and Paint Up and Keep It Up KNOW ALL MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN BY THESE PRESENTS: That, Whereas, the National clean up and paint up campaign has resulted in many advantages to community life throughout the United States, In safeguarding HEALTH ; In promoting THRIFT ; In furthering FIRE PREVENTION; In stimulating CIVIC PRIDE, and In making the "HOME AND CITY MORE BEAUTIFUL" Now, therefore, be it known that plans have been perfected for a thorough Clean Up and Paint Up cam paign in the City of Glasgow, Montana, beginning Mon day, May 3rd. This date to mark the opening of a real campaign of persistent and constructive effort in cleaning up and keeping it up. In this worthy movement we urge each citizen to do his or her part to make our community CLEAN, HEALTHY, THRIFTY, SAFE and BEAUTI FUL. Signed : M. MURRAY, Mayor. Attest : J. K. Mitchell, City Clerk. are progressive and stand for pro gressive things. It also demonstrat ed that no self-appointed dictator can vote the sane-minded farmers of the county against propositions that mean so much to their welfare in the fu ture. The farmers are commencing to think for themselves and are vot ing accordingly. Following is the vote on the bond is sue by precincts: For Against 1 Coal Creek (tie-reject) 15 15 2 Richland 4 18 3 Opheim 37 84 4 Roanwood p.p. 1 6 17 4 Roanwood, p.p. 2 5 7 5 Thoeny, p.p. 1 31 14 5 Pritchard's, p.p. 2 5 10 6 Genevieve 18 8 7 Barr ]0 1 8 Tobison 7 l 9 Glentana 49 49 10 Tlande 6 23 11 West Fork 5 39 12 Ossette 10 6 13 Avondale 8 58 14 Baylor 20 31 SUPREME JUDGE H URLY VISITOR Supreme Court Justice John Hurly came down from Helena last Friday to cast his vote in the preferential primary election and visit Glasgow friends. Judge Hurly will be a can didate to succeed himself for the su preme court bench this fall and is gen erally conceded to be an easy winner." During his term as judge of the dis trict court in this distfljct. .Judire Hur preme bfcnch. WILL TEST SEED RELIEF BOND ISSUE Action has been started against the county commissioners of Sheridan county to test the validity of the seed relief law under which the counties of the state are issuing bonds for the purpose of purchasing seed for drouth stricken farmers. The case was ar gued before the state supreme court Tuesday and the decision will be watched with great interest over the entire state. The action is based on an application for an injunction to re strain the commissioners from selling the relief bonds. CONDUCT CLOTHING SCHOOLS. Miss Georgia Roosevelt, state cloth ing specialist of the extension service, is in the county this week assisting Miss Gertrude Erickson in conducting clothing schools in the Van Guard and Opheim districts. Mrs. T. J. Cling man of Hinsdale, county project lead er of sewing, is also assisting in the clothing school work. The Chamber of Commerce added the names of John Willis and The Glasgow Bottling Works to the mem bership roll during the past week. 15 Wîendell k 10 16 Hinsdale J1 21 17 Rock Creek 12 8 18 Cache Creek 7 16 19 Beaverton, p .p. 1 13 26 19 Pippin school, p.p. 2 ....14 0 20 Vandalia 13 28 21 Buggy Creek 4 25 22 North Glasgow J125 79 23 Rose Hill j 26 11 24 Qrain / 31 22 25 Oswego, p.p. 1 1 39 1 25 Oswego, p.p. 2 13 13 26 Frazer 18 7 27 Nashua 98 56 28 E. Glasgow 131 21 29 W. Glasgow 135 33 30 Tampico 28 31 Eighth Point 2 9 32 Ninth Point . 7 1 33 Timber Creek 2 5 34 Wild Rose 9 45 35 Rosedale 3 36 Larslan 12 20 37 Shamrock 19 25 Totals 1135 875 ODD FELLOWS LODGE HOLDS CONVENTION One Hundred and First Anniversary Monday Evening—Serve Big Banquet. On Monday evening of tljjs week fcllP *-1 Pnll a ,.»« 1- _ _ 1 - 1_ X- J U. the Occasion an elaborate banquet was served in the early part of the even ing by the members, the guests being their wives, the members of the Re bekah lodge and the Hinsdale lodge. James W. Wedum, who is considered an expert in the capacity of toastmast er, acted on this occasion, and excel lent speeches were made by Lincoln Working, Nels Kent and Mr. Ames of Hinsdale, as well as several others who were called upon. After the banquet, cards and dan cing were indulged in, music being fur nished by the Woodard orchestra. Al together the affair was a most en joyable one, and a decided success, proving beyond a doubt the ability of the sterner sex as entertainers. ANNUAL MEETING RUNDLE LAND CO The annual meeting of the Rundle Land & Abstract Company of this city was held at the company offices Mon day of this week. S. J. Rundle was re-elected president of the company and J. P. Sternhagen was elected sec retary and ti-easurer. S. J. Rundle, W. F. Shannon and Martin Kaminskey were elected directors for the ensu ing year. NEW MEMBERS ELECTED HINSDALE SCHOOL BOARD A regular meeting of the school board was held last Saturday evening. F. L. Westrum and Geo. A. Fischer succeeded C. E. Leffingwell and John Frisch as trustees. Mr. Westrum was elected chairman of the new board, and Rev. O. J. Akre was appointed clerk to succeed L. W. Ames. The new board having organized is now ready to solve the various complica tions that will present themselves for solution during the coming year.— Hinsdale Tribune. LOCAL ATTORNEY NAMED VOCATIONAL COUNSELOR Lincoln Working has received the appointment of counselor for the fed eral vocational board. The office has been formed for the purpose of ex tending to the ex-service men advice and assistance. The work in connec tion with the office may be said to be done gratis, as the salary paid is but $1 a year. Because Mr. Working has been willing and able to do a good service along this line of work in the past, he has been asked to assist fur ther in helping as far as possible to adjust the future plans of the wounded ex-service men. FREE ALFALFA BACTERIA. Congressman Carl W. Riddick asks us to announce that he has made spe cial arrangements with the agricul tural department at Washington to urnish Montana farmers with bacter /a for inoculation of alfalfa seed. Un til the supply is exhausted an amount of bacteria sufficient for the treat ment of alfalfa seed up to sixty pounds will be sent free of cost to any one who will send a request to Mr. Riddick at Washington. The con gressman also writes that he has just secured a large allotment of bulletins issued by the agricultural department. These also may be had for the asking. A postal card or letter will bring a catalogue of the bulletins, which gov ernment experts have prepared on a wide variety of subjects. REV. NELSON BACK FROM LIVINGSTON CONVENTION The Rev. J. M. Nelson returned a few days ago from the annual con vention of the Diocese of Montana, which was held in St. Andrew's parish, Livingston. He reports that despite adverse crop conditions in many sec tions of the state, which would seem to work a hardship in certain lines of church work, it was the opinion of many who attended, and borne out by the findings of the convention, that the past year was a successful one. This was especially seen in the renewed interest that is being taken in all lines of religious endeavors and forces for civic improvement in the state, not only in the Episcopal church, but in allied movements, which are seeking to co-ordinate the religious forces of Montana, such as the inter church movement, and the Montana organization of the home missions council. It is also seen in the Mon tana Development association, and other organizations which have for their aim a solution of the economic disorder. The most important business of the convention affecting the work of the church in Montana, was the election of Rev. H. H. H. Fox, of St. John's church, Detroit, to be an assistant bishop to Bishop Faber. " Contingent on his acceptance of the election, he will have complete episcopal supervi sion of that part of the diocese in eastern Montana. It is also the intention of Bishop Faber to place another clergyman in the counties of Roosevelt and Sheri dan, with residence at either Wolf Point or Poplar, to serve the mis sions in those two counties. This will release Rev. Nelson, and allow him PNEUMONIA CAUSES DEATH OF MRS. BRUCE Prominent Glasgow Women Succumbs After Short Illness—Funeral Saturday Morning. Maggie Bruce, wife of George Bruce of Glasgow, passed away on Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at her home on First avenue north, fol lowing an attack of pneumonia. The deceased was born in Park River, N. Dak., April 27, 1885, and was the old est daughter of Sarah N. and George Woods of this city. The news of her death came as a shock to her many friends throughout Valley county and the bereaved rela tives and friends have the sincere sympathy of all in their sorrow. The passing from this life into the richer and better one beyond was a peace ful one, and the last words of the de ceased "Heaven is so near" but ex emplified the Christian life she had lived. Funeral services will be held on Saturday morning at 11 in the Meth odist church. Owing to the illness of the pastor, Miss Dickinson of the Congregational church will conduct the service and the choir of the Meth odist church will have charge of the music. Of those who are left to mourn the loss of their loved one there remains the husband and four children, the fa ther and mother, four sisters—Mrs. T. II. Markle, Mrs. Herb Carr, Mrs. M. A. Walker and Mrs. Oakland of Park River, N. I).. FREE GARDEN ANl) FLOWER SEED FOR THE FARMERS Secretary L. E. Jones of the local Chamber of Commerce has just re ceived two large mail pouches of flow er anil garden seed which will be dis tributed free to the farmers of Valley] county making application for same. Call at the club rooms and get what you need. ELK LIVERY BARN CLOSED. I Hall Brothers have been obliged to close the Elk stables in this city due to the difficulty in securing feed. The barn will remain closed until further notice. Official canvasse county on primary snag whe they discovered that judges in six precincts sealed returns and failed to record the vote in the poll books. The officials are still in a quandry as to what action to take in the matter. —Jordan Times. s of Garfield vote encounter JOHNSON CARRIES TREASURE STATE California Senator Carries State With Big Plurality—A. B. C. Delegates Win. JOHNSON AND WOOD CLOSE Glasgow Precincts Run Close Be tween Presidential Favorites and Leading Candidates for Dele gates—John Allen Leads. Senator Hiram Johnson of Cali- * fornia tucked away the eight votes of the Montana delegates in the re publican national convention by a plurality of at least 5,000 votes s s a result of the presidential primary Friday. The returns, while scattered and meager to date, show an over whelming vote for the westerner. As later reports are received the lead of the Californian is increased. Practically the entire list of dele gates pledged to Johnson are assured of election, although the race in one or two instances is very close. Lat est returns show that Dorr of th'>s city and Burlingame of Great Fai'.s are running neck and neck fcr the eighth delegate. The vote in the three Glasgow pre cincts between Wood and Johnson was close, the California man getting 1l7 and Wood 104. Following is the vote on presidential candidates, electors and delegates in the three Glasgow precincts: For president: Harding 9, Hoover 66, Johnson 124, Lowden 82, Wood 107. For presidential electors: Farns worth 173, Kemmis 215, McLeod 211» Power 216, Richardson 156. For delegates: John Allen 177, W. R. Allen 104, Adami 105, Alexander 112, C. B. Allen 111, Ambrose 116, Anderson 112, Burlingame 54, Baker 96, Brimacombe 100, Callaway 138,. Connelly 118, Donlan 113, Dorr 97, Fenner 60, Gibson 87, Gunn 56, God dard 82, Häire 48, Hart 93, Johnson >36 Kirton 110, Larson 76, McDowell Due tortile lateness oi me ,ruo. when the full returns of the county were received we are unable to give the complete county returns this week but a full tabulated report of the county by precincts will appear in the* Courier next week. MASONS AT WOLF POINT. The first- regular meeting of the Northern Montana Masonic Welfaie association met at Wolf Point last evening. The meeting was attended by nearly three hundred Masons from northern Montana, about sixty being in attendance from. Glasgow. The Wolf Point Masons entertained th© visitors royally and the meeting was a success from every standpoint. After the business session the East ern Star Lodge of Wolf Point served a sumptuous banquet to the visiting Masons. ALFALFA RING BUYS VALLEY COUNTY RANCH B. Lyman. Father of Lyman's Grimm Alfalfa, Purchases 300 Acre Farm Near Glasgow. seec | Farmers of Valley county will be more than pleased to learn that A. B. Lyman, of Excelsior, Minnesota, seed king and father of Lyman's Grimm Alfalfa, has purchased a ranch near Glasgow and will raise seed for loci;l buyers right at their doors. Mr. Lyman is very optimistic as to the future of the Milk River valley and stated to a Courier reporter that some of the greatest alfalfa land in the world was to be found in this val ley. Mr. Lyman will immediately place a superintendent in charge of his Valley county ranch and will raise a crop of alfalfa this year. During the 1919 season the Lyman seed house disposed of 250,000 pounds of Grimm alfalfa Mr. Lyman was interested in River Valley ai'ound Glasgow largely through the efforts of County Agent Murray E. Stebbins, and upon looking over some of the pieces of fered for sale immediately decided to buy. Grimm alfalfa is particularly adapt ed to Montana weather conditions as is evidenced by the splendid yields received by farmers who have sown it the past few seasons. Mr. Lyman is purchasing a num ber of farms throughout the north west and expects to raise under his supervision, enough alfalfa seed the coming season to take care of the enormous seed business he has built up at Excelsior.