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County of Valley City of Glasgow The Glasgow Courier All The News Reliable Advertieing Mature Editorial VOL XVII. GLASGOW, VALLEY COUNTY, MONTANA, AUGUST 5 NUMBER 15 CHECK ARTIST DOES BUSINESS C. Ross Irvine Victimizes Merchants and Others for Considerable Sums —Escapes With Car. One C. Ross Irvine, a check artist with several frills to his plan of op erating, has victimized some of our merchants, Sam Grossman, Oscar Ho vind and William Leonard, and sj far as known escaped with Mr. Leonard's car. He is wanted at Spokane for 'like offenses, according to word re ceived in Glasgow last Monday. He arrived in Glasgow last week and registered at the Shannon from Republic, Washington; he seemed to have plenty of money and paid rent for a choice room, a week in advance. Commencing operations at once, he called at the Valley county abstract company's office, and stated that he was intending to ship in 1100 head of cattle, and wanted to buy good range land for them; he was impressed with the porcupine country and was ac comodated with information regarding that country and shown plats, contain ing owners names etc. He used as his credentials, a pass book showing de posits of over $20,000 in a bank at Wilbur, Washington. He got in touch with Oscar Hovind and others, having had contracts drawn by Hurly, Kline & Slattery, he signed up with the owners for the purchase of different tracts of fine grazing land, giving in each instance checks, for varying a mounts, on the Washington Bank. In the meantime he had a heart to heart talk with S. C. Small, cashier of the Milk River Bank, showed the pass book and stating that it was nec essary for him to have local banking connections, opened an account, de positing a check on the Washington hank for $5000. He was told by Mr. Small, who did not like parts of his confidential talk, that he could not check until the $5000 check was clear ed. The man Irvine had by this time, though working rapidly established something of a business acquaintance, and with the aid of the trusty pass book and the fact that he had formed local banking conections, which only awaited the clearing of the $5000 check, he was given credit by Sam Rugg, Chas. Behner, and others in cluding his attorneys, each of whom accepted checks on the Milk River Na tional. Sam Grossman either con vinced him that he could not do busi ness without a Ford, or he convinced Sam that a man of his standing was handicaped without a car, anyway a Ford more or less was nothing in Sam's life, so he looked at the two pass books and took Mr. Irvine's check for the price, delivering the car, upon condition, it is understood, that the check would be cleared. The stage now being set with some incidental profit Sunday was selected as the day for the big stunt and the get-away. Irvine called at Mr. Small's house and said that he was obliged to go away for a few days on business, and before he left want ed to clean up the different options on lands, by cash payments; that it would be a great accommodation to him if the bank would let him have a thousand or so in currency at once, as the check would come through any time. and everything be all right. Mr. Small said that it was with the deep est regret that he announced that the time lock on the bank safe was set for Monday morning, and that there fore to grant the request was an im possibility. This is evidently where the confidence frame-up collapsed, and Irvine then made up his mind to get away with the car. Sunday night he was on his way, and while near William Leonard's" place, the Ford got off the road and stuck in mud; he enlisted Leonard to help him out, and this plan failing, he told Leonard that it was highly necessary that he be at Nashua at once, in order to receive and unload 300 head of cattle. An arrange ment was made hy which he borrowed Leonard's car, leaving his Ford and a check for some $600, which Leonard was to cash if he did not show up by noon Monday. Irvine left with Leonard's car and at this writing has not been heard from. On reaching Glasgow Monday Mr. Leonard was told that Small had ^>een notified that the $5000 check, on the Washington bank, was no good, Irvine having no account there. £ n the meantime Grossman claimed the Ford and trouble sprouted in all di rections from the trail left by the con man. . . Legal proceedings have been insti tuted by Leonard and warrants are sued and an alarm out for Irvine, from Sheriff Hall's office. It is very likely that he will be apprehended. He lis a dangerous man, as his apparently coarse wook seems to get over, in most instances. The very simplicity of the work seems to make it effective. Later: Thursday morning the sheriff reports that Mr. Leonard's car has been recovered. It was found out of commission at the Porcupine. Neme sis was on Irvine's trail Sunday night, but he was very resourceful. He suc ceeded in employing a farmer to tpke him to Nashua, for which service he gave him another, of the now cele brated checks, for ten dollars. At Nashua it is supposed he took train, in which direction is uncertain. Portland, Me., Aug. 2.—President Harding arrived here today on the presidential yacht Mayflower. He and his party came ashore in a submarine chaser. Ears Are Again Popular —Hair and Skirts Bobbed Chicago, Aug. 1.—Ears will be pop ul-» for women again this winter, ac corCijg to delegates today to the con vênti»i of the National Hairdressers' associ&ion. Bobbed hair has come to stay, bu the delegates indicated a be lief that fewer women would wear shorn lock as the years go by. A revolui >n j n WO men's styles, in volving evt 'thing except short COMMITTEE FOR FARM FINANCE Washington, July 29.—Biparti san senatorial forces Thursday deared the way for passage, pos ly early next week of an agri 'ral credits bill embodying the a "fy, : stration plan to make war fin* corporation the adminis trativ °<ty -ency. By a vote of 10 to 2, t. ^ nate agricultural com mittee rw<^ ^da new substitute for the No Kellogg and other agricultural >s bills. The new measure, pre L „-d by Senator McNary, Repub.ican, Oregon, had general backing of Democrats as well as Republicans, and leaders on both sides said passage of the committee substitute was assured. Besides adopting the plan for furnishing of agricultural credits by the war finance corporation, the committee bill would increase the authorized bond issue to $2, 000,000,000 and also authorize di rect loans to producers and for eign governments. Read The Courier Advertisements. THEY ALL LIKED GLASGOW LUNCH Tourists Entertained By Chamber of Commerce—Many Compliments for New Park. tourists camp, which shone in the pure sunshine like a new dollar, the gilded eagle and new flag adding the finishing touches to a scene most picturesquely inviting to all, and the praises of the party were lavish. jt was generally pronounced the best e q U jpp e( ] a nd most delightfully locat |ed of any on the line from Duluth. j us t before leaving short addresses f 0 the committee were made by Rev. Christler and Secretary Tracy. Rev. Christler said he knew Glasgow peo pj ef an( ] that they were the salt of the e a~ r th. Mr. Tracy said that the en tertainment here marked GlasgcAv as The Duluth to Glacier Park party, comprising 11 cars and some forty people, were entertained at luncheon at the Just Inn and at Alsop's Tea Room last Monday noon by the Glas gow Chamber of Commerce. Officers of the Roosevelt Highway present were, General Secretary Tracy of Duluth, Field Secretary Hauke, Trail Master Christler and H. B. Tyson, secretary of the Montana Division. The tour were escorted over the Montana state line at Mondak, with appropriate ceremonies, Sunday morn ing, and were given a Sunday experi ence in Montana during which there were something doing, with thrills, every minute, and far into the night. Religious service at the old Indian worshipping place conducted by Chief Black Bead, in full regalia, and by Rev. Christler, a reception at Wolf Point by the stampede performers and an air plane, a banquet, a wild west performance, a badger fight in which some tenderfeet performed an import ant part, and a shooting scrap during dinner are some of the things that happened.' The perfect day wound up with a dance at night. The party was somewhat disorgan ized and very tired when it arrived here at about 12:30 Monday. Secre taries Tracy and Hauke had been de tained at Wolf Point, having a car repaired; at Nashua Trail Master Christler had left notifying Glasgow people to a subordinate, who succeed ed in balling things up beautifully. In response to a phone message from Nashua, the Glasgow reception com mittee drove out on the trail about ten miles, at 11 o'clock, expecting to meet the party which they were ad vised had left Nashua half an hour before. Not seeing any signs of the tourists the Glasgow committee decid ed that the party were on the valley road, so they returned to Glasgow. As a result of the mismanagement no committee met the party on the road. On arrival they were at once taken to lunch. The elegant little affair was highly apreciated and praised by all as the most satisfactory and appe tising they had enjoyed on the trip. It was not the intention of the Glas gow committee to do anything elab orate or more than give the party a tasty and conventional reception, as they thought the tourists would be fed up on wild west stuff, which proved true, and the good taste of the Glasgow people was highly com plimented. Many of the party visited the new one of the high spots on the trip. The tour left at about 2 o'clock with much cheering and with the best wishes of all. They expected to ar rive at the Park Wednesday, the other stops being Malta, Havre and Cut Bank. VACCINATED CATTLE While M. E. Stebbins was at Thoeny Wednesday he went down to Henry Barthelemy's farm south of town and vacinated Mr. Barthelemys cattle. Mr. Stebbins would like to have a gen eral vaccination of cattle day at Thoeny in September. If the cattle could be arranged at several conven ient corrals he would like to make the vaccination a public affair and have crowds assemble so he could not only give instructions on vaccination but show just how it is done.—Thoeny Review. skirts, was indicated for the corning winter by members of the National Wearing Apparel association, in con vention here today. Straight lines, flowing sleeves, coats almost to the knees will be worn this winter, they said. As to color, practically every thing shown by the models was black with profuse trimmings of monkey fur. Glasgow: Florence Aitken, Harry Aitken, Gladys Anderson, Pauline Bil hngsley, Florence Copeland, Clifford Combs, Mary Cygan, Ray DeDobbsleer Esther Dellaven, Oscar Hammerness, Vivian Hoffman, Elsie Illman, Edna Johnson, Leslie Kampfer, Elaine Kent Margaret Klein, Bertha Leistiko, An nie Matchett, Julia Murray, Albert Nyquist, Esther Oberg, Thora Opsahl, Robert Scammel, Erma Shoemaker Alice Sierts, Mary Tattan, Velma Tay.! lor, Isabell Walker, Elizabeth Wilson Herbert Wurst, Claude Hauge. Oswego: Elizabeth Funk, Thale Scott, Mildred Wood. Hinsdale: Laimi Boala, Conrad Hat ton, Nora Johnson, John Barnhart, Vernon Floren, Mildred Halbert, Lil lie Ingebritson, Ingvard Ingebritson, tora Lacock, Cooper Nelson, Roland Kaasch, Roger Sailor, Frances Tay EIGHTH GRADE 1921 GRADUATES Sixty-Six of the County's Best Now Ready to Enter High School Are lor. Opheim: Helen Arnold, Emma Berg toll, Elizabeth Burroughs, Willie Coop er, Edwin Evanson, Ralph Evanson, Horace Freezell, Grover Hansen, Flor ence Johnson, Myrtle Krauss, Beatrice Larson, Lehman Rocholt, Cecile Turn acliffe. Nashua: Thomas McPherson, Alma McQuigg, Audrey Soper, George Dem ko, James Watters, Lena White. BISHOP FOX WILL PREACH IN GLASGOW ON THE 14TH. The Right Reverend H. H. Fox, Bihsop of Montana, will be in Glas gow, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, August 13-14-15, and will hold service at St. Mathew's c-hurch Sunday morn ing and evening. Bishop Fox is a prominent church-1 man, and a very interesting and elo quent talker and it is probable that many, of all denominations, will take advantage of the opportunity offered by his visit, and attend these services. All are invited to do so. The Bishop will hold services »t Scobey on the 9th, Hinsdale on the 16th and Saco on the 17th. WILL REVISIT THE LAND OF POPPIES New York, Aug. 3.—With the flag of the national commander of the American Legion flying at her mast and with about 250 members of that organization aboard, the American passenger steamship George Washing ton sails today for Cherbourg and Bremen. The legion members will disembark at the first port whence they will go to visit the battlefields on which, for more than a year, they fought victoriously against the forces of the German empire. COMMISSIONERS VERY BUSY The regular session of the County Commissioners closed last Thursday. Today and tomorrow the board are sesion again, to close up matters of equalization, those being the days fixed for all persons to appear who consider their assassments too high. On Monday the board reconvenes in special session, to make the yearly tax levy, that being the date fixed by law for such meeting. The matter of the change of terri tory in certain school districts was disposed of Wednesday. It was an appeal from the decision of the county superintendent; the petition was with drawn as well as the decision of the superintendent, which was based on an error in figures as to territory and valuation. The record of the com missioners shows that the decision of the county superintendent is reversed. BALL PLAYERS NOT GUILTY. Chicago, Aug. 2.—-Seven former White Sox players and two others on trial for alleged conspiracy to defraud the public by throwing the 1919 world series, were found not guilty. The verdict was reached after two hours and 47 minutes deliberation. The defendants were "Buck" Weav er, third baseman; Oscar Felsch, out fielder; Charles Risberg, short stop; Arnold Gandil, first baseman; Claude Wiliams, and Eddie Cicotte, pitchers, and Joe Jackson, outfielder and Carl Zork of St. Louis, and David Zelcer of Des Moines. The announcement was greeted with cheers by several hundred persons in the court room. Paul Venibell drove to Baylor last Saturday evening. SHIPPING BOARD LOSS APPALLING Washington, July 18.—Operations of the shipping board's fleet for the fiscal year just ended resulted in a loss of approximately $380,000,000, Chairman Lasker of the board announced today. This deficit was greater by $280,000. 000 than previous estimates from of ficial sources and was made follow ing an examination of all board ac counts. The government's venture in the merchant marine business last year involved a total expenditure of $680, 000,000 as far as could be ascertained from the board's books which Mr. Lasker described as in bad shape. The new chairman estimated that it would cost the government $300,000,000 to carry on the operation of the fleet this year. It's Amazing. In stating that an examination of the books showed that $380,000,000 had been expended from the public funds ] of the shipping board last year, Mr. i Lasker said that this "revealed an astounding case of absolute deception to the country and congres "The presiclent was astonished and dismayed that such a condition could •exist when I laid these figures before him this afternoon but he wanted me to give the public facts," he added. Total expenditures over receipts ap peared to be approximately $380,000, 000, Mr. Lasker said, instead of $99, CAMP GROUNDS AT STATE FAIR live facts about the "tented city" which will be mailed about the state during the next month. The camping grounds at the fair will have telephone and electric light ser-i vice, a delivery of mail each clay dur ing fair week and facilities for the purchase of all suplies necessary. "I am pleased to note," said Com missioner Davis, 'that the tourists' camp idea is meeting with such in stant favor. Its appeal, however, is a virile one, lending to the state fair trip an element of vacation. I be Visitors Will Have Advantages of i Camp. All the i Tourist Free state fair grounds was put into motion A new idea of Chester C. Davis, com missioner of agriculture, who has en tire charge of the management of the Montana state fair, is expected to aid materially in the attendance at the ex- , position this year. _ 1 The idea of preparing a camping ground in the southwest corner of the by Mr. Davis and a large force of men is now busily engaged in clearing the space set aside for the tents of the tourists. The state fair offices report a great amount of interest in the camping grounds and many inquiries have been received regarding it from all parts of the state. A pamphlet is being prepared giving the details and attrac lieve it will have a tendency to bring whole families to the fair and that the associations and good time at the 'tented city' will be one of the valu able recreational features of the ex position." MONTANA APPOINTMENTS ANNOUNCED BY RIDD1CK Congressman Riddick favors the Courier with the following list of ap pointments that have been made: William L. Hill of Helena, has been recommended for appointment as U. S. Assayer for Montana. A. L. Lewis of Floweree, a rancher in Chouteau County, has been recom-1 mended for appointment as Receiver 0 f the Great Falls Land Office. Walter E. Bennett of Great Falls, Secretary of the Cascade County Re publican Central Committee, has been recommended for appointment as Reg ister of the Great Falls Land Office. Editor Frank S. Reed of the Cul bertson Searchlight, has been appoint ed Receiver of the Glasgow Land Of fice. E. v M. Kirton of Malta, has been appointed Register of the Glasgow Land Office. The following Montana postmasters will be re-appointed: Redstone, Eva V. Nance; Belfry, Ezra Anderson; Buffalo, Fred Sellec\; Hedgesville, Nellie Ashley; Huntley, Monti Schlus ker; Roberts, Lydia Elstad; Windham, Duncan Gillespie. PLENTY OF HELP CAN BE PROCURED EASILY County Agent Stebbins reports that he is securing help from western coun ties as fast as needed. The men are the best kind for harvest, being farm ers themselves who have suffered ad versity this year on their own farms. Sub-stations have been established at which farmers may make their wants known, the number of men wanted and the date, will be forward ed, and the men delivered by Mr. Steb bins. These stations are the Postoffice, Opheim; Farmers Lumber Company, Nashua; First National Bank, Hins dale. RELIEF WORK STARTS London, Aug. 2.—American relief in Rusia was started today. Walter Lymann Brown, assigned by SeScretary Hoover to direct the work, announced that 15 Americans on his staff will be sent to Russia immedi ately. Their duty will be to form committees of Russians who can be directed in the actual distribution of supplies. SIX O'CLOCK DINNER Miss Lorene Smith entertained friends, at six o'clock dinner at her home, last Sunday. Covers were laid for twelve anil an elaborate three course repast was served in exquisite taste. The color scheme was yellow; flowers Golden glow. Guests were: Misses Golda Halladay, Bessie Carl son, Ruth Knowles. Mary Teresa Bern hart; Messrs. Paul Vennibell, Clarence Baechler, Phillip Hughes, Charles Park and Norman Speer. 518,567.11, as previously shown by the board's books. A commercial con cern operating on a similar basis would be in the hands of a receiver long ago, the chairman ;;--<-rted, stating also t h ; 11 he knew this -täte of affairs was not the fault of Admiral Benson, for mer chairman of the board, nor of Controller Tweedale. He said that it was due to the system started during the war, and continued until recently. The money which is unaccounted for was said by th' h irman to have been disbursed by op.-: "tors of government owned boats for which a full account ing has not been made. The chairman further asserted that of 9,000 voyages made, only 3, llll! had heen accounted for, and that L'on auditors were now working on the <>ks of these oper ators to find 1 ■' what happened. The f igures. A balanci it of the shipping fied receipts from board'« book operation of shir-. $300,000,000; from appropriation. >100,000,000; from bal ance on hand July 1, 1920, $80,000,. of asSets $200,000, ^0,000,000. general operations shins $160,000,000: ^6,000,000; supplies iics to foreign of and miscellaneous expenses $72,000 ,000, a total of $680, 000,000. From balance sheet, Mr. 000; and from •• 000. a total of >' Expenses w 1 • $409,000,000: ■ dry docks, etc $18,000,000; advs fices $15,000.0"' WORLD FAMOUS TENOR IS DEAD winter in the operatic season when suddenly he had an unexpected re lapse and was removed from Sorrento to Naples. He a rived at Naples Sunday night, adds the mesage, and the specialists who were called in decided to operate immediately. The last work received from Naples was that Enrico Caruso was improv ing nicely and that his voice would not be permanently impaired by his illness. Death Stills Caruso's Voice—Opera tion for Peritonitis Unsuccessful— Was Thought Better. day afernoon Caruso was extremely!» Naples, Aug. 2.—Enrico Caruso, world famous tenor, died here Tues day. Enrico Caruso, the celebrated tenor whose voice was stilled by death Tues day in Naples, Italy, was operated on Sunday, says an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Naples to London. Mon II, heart weakness necessitating the injection of camphor every two hours. The operation, the dispatch says, was for an abcess between the liver and the diaphragram, which caused acute peritonitis. Caruso's wife and his brother are at his bedside. The tenor was, until a week ago, on the way to recovery from the long ill ness which began in New York last HARLOWTON WILL onriuinvr i./-> HAVE SWIMMING I OOL Harlowton, Aug. 2.—A municipal swimming pool is being installed here at a cost of at least $1,000. The pro iject was fathered by the chamber of commerce and the pool is being built by funds from the club treasury, the J'^y council and private donation. The heavy machinery of the county has been set at work to complete the ex jcavation. .^", e P°°' IS located within a block of the central corner in town, just under the brow of a rimrock. It is partially shaded by widespreading cot ton woods and has a continuous inflow and outflow of water. The pool is 100 b y 140 feet an d will have a maximum depth of seven feet. An electric light swung^ over the pool ^ and a their camp, bathing house built on its bank. The pool is in the same natural park as is the tourist camp, the ball dia mond and the old fair grounds. Pass ing toourists may also be assured of a swim within easy walking distance of The pool will be formally opened within less than a week. SNIPE ARE SCARCE SAYS IOWA MAN A young man from Iowa whom some local sports took out snipe hunting last Tuesday night, is not enthusias tic about this outdoor form of recrea tion. He was out until two o'clock in the morning and did not get any snipes: he says he saw plenty of the birds during the day, but none of them got into the bag he was holding for them to roost in. The boys here say that the night was so windy they re fused to roost, and that he will have better luck when he tries it again. Another trip is being arranged for. EMPLOYMENT ACTIVE Miss Halladay, at the Chamber of Commerce Free Employment bureau, g g - - * - says she has excellent places for three girls by the month, also an imperative call for one blacksmith. She has a threshing machine man registered who wants a place, and has several women who will work by the hour. IN HONOR MRS. MOSS. Mrs. Wm. Carrier entertained at six o'clock dinner last Tuesday even ing in honor of Mrs. Cal Moss. Guests present were: Mr. and Mrs. Shannon, Mr. and Mrs. Ryder and Mrs. Pool. WANT STATION OPENED The state public service commission has been asked by patrons of the Great Northern station at Tampico to re quire the company to restore the agent there. The commission on April 21 permitted the station to be closed be cause of lack of business. Now with the crop season near, people there be lieve business justifies reopening. Read The Courier Advertisements. I^isker said that the board had spent above earnings $100,000,000 in direct appropriations $80,000,000 from the balance of a previous year, and $200, 000,000 from assets sales, or $380, 000,000 of deficit. The Needs. "I am asking congress for $300, 00,000 for the year," Chairman Lask er said, "and I fear that I may throw a lot of sand into the gear box of tax revision, but we estimate that it will take from $100,000,000 to $125,000, 000 to run the next six months. But we plan to pay for all losses of oper-j^ ations and settle a part of the claims against the shipping hoard amounting to more than $300,000,000. These may be se+tled at no more than 50 cents on the dollar, because they are be lieved to be padded." As an example of how great losses have been entailed upon the board, Chairman Lasker cited the construc tion of the American Legion, a vessel which went into service out of New York this week and which he said was redesigned and rebuilt on the ways, so that her final cost to the govern ment was between $6,000,000 and $7, 000,000, or twice her value. Some of the operators of shipping board ves sels, he said, also took a commission of 5 ner cent on freight handled dur ing their control, though their boats were piling up a deficit which the board had to meet. SEVEN DROWNED IS WEEK'S TOLL Spokane, Wash., Aug. 1.—Six * persons lost their lives while bath- * ing over the week-end in various * Inland Empire cities, according to * reports received here. * At Troy, Idaho, Robert Fergu- * son, Jr.. aged 21, and Erwin Paul- * son, both of Troy, and Miss Bertha * McAllister, 17, of Crescent, Idaho, * were drowned in the Potlatch riv- * er yesterday, and Miss Viola Mc Allister narrowly escaped. It was declared that one of the men seiz ed with cramps and the others went to his assistance. At Pasco, Wash., Elbert Sega, 17, got beyond his depth in the jjOlumhda river yesterday and was At Prosser, Wash., Jack Len I * « „ » » » „ » 1 | I I ! I ! nington, 30, was drowned in the Yakima river yesterday when he went beyond his depth. Ernest C. Kerr, 17; of Hillyard, Wash., was drowned at Washtuc na, Wash., Saturday evening when he attempted to swim the Palouse river. * » * * « * « * « * , , * * , * * * * CHERRY CREER A GAME PRESERVE State Game and Fish Commission Has Defined Borders and Taken Charge. In a letter to W. W. Mabee, secre twi'y of the Glasgow Rod and Gun t lub, ( . A. Jakways, secretary of the Montana Fish and Game Commission says, I take pleasure in informing y°4 t>t a meeting of the State Game and Fish commission, at Anaconda on the 25th of July the authority was , given me to create the Cherry Creek game preserve. In accordance with this information and further instruction, Mi. Mabee has caused notice to be published ac cording to law, and so far as the law is concernded the game preserve now j exists. ; rhe new game preserve comprises, ( according to the legal desciiption in the notice, All ot the valley oi ( heiiy creek in Valley county, beginning where this valley opens into the "ilk , R 1 ver valley, the south line being the 1 main highway at Rode's, known as the ,, . ve ", and game therein are now protected Poor farm road, to the north line of the McVee ranch where it crosses Cherry creek from west to east. Also the east fork of Cherry creek to the Opheim road, and all of the coulees, draws entering the said Cherry creek valley." Mr. Mabee and the Gun club are to be congratulated on accomplishing the establishment of this preserve. Fish by law and the law will be rigidly enforced against violators. This is a long step towards the effectiveness of the program for the protection and propagaiton of wild life in the state which has the enthusiastic support of all true sportsmen. A FINE SHOW County Agent M. E. Stebbins ar rived from Glasgow Tuesday in time to put on the free picture show at the city hall. Mr. Stebbins expected to reach Thoeny so as to spend the after noon with the business connected with the Farm Bureau but the rain delayed him. The rain put a stop to farm work that day so a very large crowd was at Thoeny for the evening pro gram. There was especially a good crowd from Jordan Basin. The pic tures were mostly instructing along the line of agriculture and featured the advantage of treating seed with formaldehyde, yet there was a lot of comic scenes which kept the audience in a happy humor.—Thoeny Review. BUSY TIME FOR JUST NOW FOR COUNTY AGENT County Agent Stebbins was in his office but one day last week and has been out most of the time this week. Last week, accompanied by Blaine Ferguson, irrigation expert, he held meetings, blackleg demonstrations and picture shows at Thoeny, Barnard and Lai b Creek. All of the meetings were well attended and very successful as to the amount of interest shown in better farming and in the care of cows and other stock. A. J. Ogaard, of the Bozeman col lege accompanies Mr. Stebbins in an inspection of registered Alfalfa, wheat and oat fields in different parts of the county, this week. INJURED MAN DIES AT LOCAL HOSPITAL erv Frank C. Thoits of Saco, who was taken to the general hospital July 26th., died last Sunday. He was badly injured, when found on the prairie, having been thrown from a horse as indicated by the evidence; he never regained consciousness. He is a single man who had lived in the community for a number of years, and is very highly spoken of by those who knew him. His relatives have not been located. The funeral was held last. Wednesday, from the Peterson mortuary. Rev. Robert Allen, of the Methodist church, officiating and in terment was in the Glasgow eeme Glasgow Chautauqua 8th to 13th. Some New Tax Proposals From Treasury Secretary Washington, Aug. 1.—A tax of 2 cents on bank checks, a flat license tax of $10 on all automobiles, irrespec tive of cost or horsepower, an increase of firstclass postage rates to 3 cents and an added levy on cigars, tobacco and cigarettes are understood to have been among tax-revision suggestions presented today by Secretary Mellon to the house ways and means com FRANK LOWDEN GIVES ADDRESS Distinguished Governor Will Speak to Directors of State Association on Roads—Glasgow Represented. Geo. C. Reeder of the Courier will leave tonight for Helena where he will take part in a meeting of the di. rectors of the new Montana Automo bile Association tomorrow. The plan of this organization is centered in the state association, com posed of a council of representatives of the various counties in which local associations are to be formed. This form has been successfully carried out in other states where the Automobile association idea has reached a high stage of efficiency to render definite service to its members and wield dy namic influence in the promotion of road construction and maintenance. The government of the association is vested in a board of directors of 15 members, chosen from the council at the general meeting. This board has been selected with a view of sectional representation, the following having been selected at the organization meet ing: A. W. Miles, Livingston; Sena tor J. C. F. Siegfriedt, Bear Creek; A. J. Breitenstein, Great Falls; Les ter H. Loble. Helena; J. A. Harader, Bozeman; O. J. Ellingsen, Big Timber; Eliot Porter, Harlowton; Fred T. Lin coln, Billings; Quincy Scott, Lewis town; H. O. Bell, Missoula; P. L. Wills, Butte; H. B. Wiley, Miles City; A. V. Gibson, Kalispell; D. R. McCrae, Anaconda, and George C. Reeder, Glasgow. As the first official act of the asso ciation in the interest of its present aru ] prospective members the associa tion has instituted an investigation in to the high price of gasoline, which ; s regarded as exhorbitant and dis criminatory against Montana points, , The federal trade comnlission has heen askt , d to sen( , a special investi _ gator to Montana to go thoroughly in t0 the subject of prices for motor car f ue ] i which are said to be radically in consistent with the prices being paid f or C rude oil to Montana producers, j Trade Investigator to Come ; Communications have been forward ( ed t<) Montana senat ors and represen tatives in congress, urging their ef f or t s before the federal trade board in the early appointment of an investi , g; a t or , and word has been received that 1 an investigator will be sent here soon In taking up the matter of gasoline prices the association will at once re ceive the commendation of motor car owners, who will recognize in such an organization the medium of bring ing about a general betterment of con ditions which will prove a direct re turn as a reward of membership. The new association aspires to big S things, and the meeting of the direc ^ ors Saturday will be held with a view to outlining a program and work ing plans. One function of the asso ciation which will be put into effect as soon as the necessary facilities can be worked out will be the establish ment of a theft bureau for the re covery of stolen cars and the drastic punishment of thieves. This will eventually be an extensive and well organized department, in itself a mea sure of protection that will make mem bership in the association valuable. The publication of an authentic state road map and official road guide, containing unbiased and accurate in formation will be fostered by the as sociation, with a view of centralizing the efforts of all associations through out the state, which are now spending, in the aggregate, thousands of dollars for this character of literature which is conflicting in nature and a great waste in distribution. Authoritative Touring Bureaus. The establishment of authoritative touring bureaus will also be taken up when ways and means for their main tenance can be devised. It is apparent that the officials of the new organization have a cerefully worked out and definite plan of action, which will make the Automobile asso ciation a dominant factor in promotion of improved roads in the state. The roads program will be a subject of discussion at the next meeting of the board of directors to be held at Helena August 6, at which time the association officials will be addressed by the Hon. Frank O. Lowden, former "pood roads" governor of Illinois, who will be in the capital city to talk be fore the state bankers' convention, and has accepted the invitation to meet with the auto association board. Former Governor Lowden has been one of the moving spirits in the high way improvement activities in his own state, where he became interested im the movement from the transportation standpoint affecting the farming com munities. It is believed that he will bring a message to the Montana good roads enthusiasts that will serve a great purpose in solving the all-im portant question in this state. During Governor Lowden's visit a conference will be sought with offi cials of the state highway commis sion, with the view of securing first hand information on the ways and means of financing future road build ing operations to take advantage of federal aid appropriations, which it is understood will be available only in co-operation with state funds, instead of county money as in the past. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Peterson are at Bozeman this week attending the Round-up. They are expected home next Monday. mittee, meeting in executive session. Other suggestions were said to have included: A reduction of 50 percent in trans poration taxes, both passenger and freight, next year and their elimina tion the year following. Repeal of the taxes on soda fountain drinks and ice cream.