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many a female motorist could take hame enough cutlery to start a store. The Glasgow Courier VOLUME XVIII. GLASGOW, VALLEY COUNTS^ MONTANA, AUGUST 11, 1922. ï*T i mTm m Misc. UlfiAfiY Because this is the store age is no reason why your Store should become a place of storage. NUMBER 16 COUNTY TlCuSS ARE WELL HLLti, GRIST OF CANDIDATES ON RE PUBLICAN AND DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY BALLOTS. I ^. FILING CLOSES AUGUST 14 Few Offices on Democratic Ticket Still Remain Without Candidate, With Only Three Days Left to Complete Filings. With only three days left in which candidates may complete their filings the majority of places on both the Re publican and Democratic ballots have been filled, with some offices having as high as four candidates seeking the nomination. Monday, August 14, is the last day on which nominating i petitions may be filed with the clerk and recorder and those not gettingjn | under the wire by flve o'clock on that date will be left out. A perusal of the following list of candidates for honors at the primary is convincing proof that the campaign will be a hot one from this time on. Republican. For State Senator—John Etchart, C. M. Peterson, R. C. Arnold, Matt Mur ray. For State Representative — F. B. Gillette, K. H. Knudsvig, W. M. Ruff corn. For County Commissioner—Carl J. Anderson, G. L. Wickstrand, Sherman Barger. For Sheriff— C. A. Hall, H. H. See ley, Jas. R. Stephens. For Clerk and Recorder—J. W. Barr, Lou E. Bretzke, C. W. Kampfer. For County Treasurer— W. L. Fra zier, J. J. Hägen. For County Attorney—Clarence H. Roberts, Lincoln Working. For County Assessor— B. H. Cott Tell, Earl Moran. For County Superintendent — Olivia Forster-Patton, Lillian Betz. For County Surveyor— W. H. Mann For County Coroner— Chas. E. Pet erson. For Justice of Peace, Glasgow Town ship— G. W. Rapp. For Constable, Glasgow Township- - Lucy K. Space, W. W. Wolfe. For Constable, Thoeny Township— John Myhre. Democratic For State Senator—Peter Peterson. For State Representative—M. Sekt nan, W. H. Patterson, Mrs. John Wil lis. For County Commissioner— S. E. Feezell. For Sheriff—Frank McPherson, Jul ian W. Haydon, B. A. McFarland. For Clerk and Recorder—Charles C. Taylor. For County Treasurer—J. L. Trus cott. For County Superintendent — Ebba Dahlquist. For Constable, Glasgow Township— W. A. Baynham. For Constable, Thoeny Township— W. C. Mumford. SUFFICIENT HARVEST HANDS ARE BEING MADE AVAILABLE The labor situation is being lined up and reports would indicate that sev eral thousand men are moving toward Montana. The U. S. department of labor and the state labor offices are now in operation and men are being received from these sources. "Thous ands of men are available and are be ing moved west into the Dakotas and Montana," writes the U. S. labor office | at Aberdeen, S. Dak. Mr. Tucker, who ' is in charge of the office, writes that t farmers should not get excited, that ! plenty of men are available and are being moved as fast as possible. Farmers are requested to leave their ( orders for men and a means of trans- , portation at one of the following places most convenient: M. Eliason, | Oswego; M. A. Lien, Frazer; either | bank at Nashua; either bank at Hins-, dale; either bank at Opheim; either bank at Glentana; Dr. Miller at Bay lor. These different places will pool. their orders once a day and telephone them to the county agent's office at ' Glasgow where they will be assembled and men sent out as soon as available. ! The office will be in daily touch with I the U. S. Labor office and the state labor office and will get the men as fast as available. j John Tattan, U. S. mail carrier for the north country, is making a very reasonable rate for transportation, as are also the trucks, and farmers should make arrangements to get the men out when they place their calls. It is better to get the men a few days ahead of time as it is not always pos sible to get all the men that billed sible to get all the men that are cal led for the same day the call is put in. Remember, men are coming and do no t. get excited and raise their wages —they are too high now. W. D. MILLER WITHDRAWS FROM COMMISSIONER RACE W. D. Miller, of Saco, who has rep resented the east end of the county on the board of county commissioners since the county was organized, an nounced last week he would withdraw from the race for the office and not permit his name to go on the ballot. Mr. Miller has made an excellent coun ty commissioner and has many friends who will regret his decision to quit the political game. In his withdrawal, he says he is stepping down and out ^ -favor of Henry H. Hedges, whom . > ommends to the voters of the cou. Mr. Hedges is an old-timer in Phillips county, having resided here for many years, and at one time was in the ranching business with H. G. Robinson of this city.—Malta Enter prise. THRESHERMEN OF COUNTY MET HERE LAST SATURDAY The threshermen of Valley county met last Saturday and had a very in teresting meeting following the gen eral meeting. Matters of much impor tance to threshermen, such as legisla tion regarding bridges and roads, li censes for threshermen to further good threshing and plans for a thresher men's school in November or December of this year. I ious for a school to be held for two or three days this winter. The asso nation was formed for educational j purposes and the men are anxious to have the association con tinue to oper i ate Jn that manner . ^ secretary L ld fee leased to have sug g es tion3 | relative to the school from anyo ne. Ne]g Cotto Secretary-Treasurer. - OPHEIM CELEBRATION DRAWS LARGE CROWDS International Baseball Contests Hard Fought, with Scobey Carrying Off First Money. The big celebration and baseball j tournament held at Opheim Monday j and Tuesday drew crowds from all, sections of northeastern Montana and southern Saskatchewan. One thousand dollars was put up as a baseball prize and teams from As sinniboine, Scobey, Glasgow and Op heim entered the tournament. Scobey took the first game of the tournament from Opheim and Glasgow lost in the first round with Assinniboine Monday | Scobey wrested first place from the ] fast Assinniboine club by a score of | afternoon Tuesday morning Glasgow defeated the Opheim club winning third mon ey in the tournament and that after noon in a hard fought game which was decided in the last half of the ninth, 9-7. Each and every game was hotly contested from start to finish. Davis and Isaacs officiated as umpires throughout the tournament and gave universal satisfaction. Following the ball games each day exhibits of wild west riding, racing and bucking contests were given, with a big bowery dance each evening. Tom Coleman, who was marshal of the day, came in yesterday and reports that the committee in charge of the celebration were delighted with the at tendance and returns, and spoke words of praise for the efficient manner in which all of the details of the big affair were handled by the business men of Opheim. A large crowd of Glasgow people attended both days and were unanimous in praise of the hospitality extended by the Opheim citizens. CHAUTAUQUA PROGRAM EXCEPTIONALLY GOOD All Numbers Please, With Play "Turn To the Right" Best On List. Ju nior Chautauqua Tonight | The series of Chautauqua programs ' presented in Glasgow, each year, are t looked forward to with the keenest ! anticipation because they are not on ly a source of entertainment but are [highly educational as well and also ser ( ve to promote the "community get- to , gether" spirit which is of value es pecially in the smaller cities. | It seems to be the general consen | sus of opinion that the programs which have been given so far this year are the best ever and it is gratifying to know that the attendance has been such that up to the time of going to press there is only a small deficit with ' every prospect of this being met af ter the programs of today, which pro ! mise to be very fine, are given. I The drama seems to be the most at tractive form of entertainment to an average audience and it was not sur j prising that a capacity house greeted the presentation of "Turn to the Right" given by the Keighly players of New York. It was a privilege for a Glasgow audience to have this play ' as well given as it is by the Stock Companies playing in the theatres of the larger cities. 1 The manager adds much to the suc cess of chautauqua and Glasgow has so much enjoyed Mrs Reed, who has been here during the week in that cap- I aeity. She possesses an unusual per sonal magnetism and kindly spirit and i has taken every occasion to express j her appreciation of the splendid co-op eration of the women of Glasbow in j their floral contributions for stage de- j coration and general spirit of helpful- ! ness. 1 The superintendent of the junior ! chautauqua is also very pleasing and | a delightful pageant given by the child ren of town is one of the features of anticipation for tonights' program. j | Jacob W. Martin and Wm. Martin were business arrivals here from Fra ALEXANDER OUT OF SENATE RACE MANY CANDIDATES LATE WITH PETITIONS, WHILE TWO FAIL TO QUALIFY. PETITIONS LACK SIGNERS Anderson and Collins Barely Get Un der Wire With Petitions Contain ing Sufficient Signers. Dan McKay Drops Out. Helena, Aug. 11.—It was just by a nose that two of the candidates fori Republican nomination at the coming I primaries got under- the wire before |the closing of the office of Se Cretary q£ state stewart at 5 0 . c , 0ck p . m . Wednesday, and at that two candidates failed to make the grade. According to law, all filings ^«st ' have been completed on August 9, | and it was not until a few minutes be fore the time for the usual closing of the office that J. W. Anderson of Sid ney, candidate for United States sen ator, and Oscar J. Collins of Plenty wood, candidate for the Republican nomination for congress from the sec ond district, reached the office with their signed petitions. However, the Republican ticket lost one candidate for nomination for the United States senate through the fail ure of J. C .Alexander of Kalispeli to complete his filing. Alexander's peti j tions bore but 833 signatures whereas j 1.000 were required. The petitions were also lacking in that Alexander had qualified in but four counties, whereas petitions from seven counties are required. Of those candidates who had filed their declarations of intention but who failed to qualify, E. A. LaBossiere of Great Falls, who had been announced Republican as a candidate for the | nomination for chief justice, withdrew when L. L. Callaway of Great Falls entered the race following the with- j drawal of Chief Justice Theo. Brant- ! ly- I Further than the receipt of his dec- ! laration of intention, no papers were | received to complete the filing of Dan j McKay of Glasgow, who had an-1 nounced his candidacy for the demo-1 cratic nomination for congress from j the second district. [ At 4 o'clock p. m., John F. McKay of Noxon, candidate for the Demo cratic nomination for congress from the first district, filed his petitions | which were still short 51 signatures, and he left the office in a hurried at- | tempt to obtain the balance before the i expiration of the time limit. ! Not one of three socialist candidates I who had filed their declarations the previous day, was able to qualify, j These were Charles Benjamin of Flat, | candidate for United States senator; Ole Halvorson of Red Lodge, candi- ! date for railroad commissioner, and j Claude Scotton of Red Lodge, candi date for clerk of the supreme court. Late Wednesday afternoon a bunch of petitions, insufficient in volume, were filed in their behalf, The candidates for state and district offices who completed their filings within the specified time and whose names will appear upon the ballots at the coming primary election, August 29, follow: Chief Justice, Democratic—John W. Stanton, Great Falls; Joseph P. Don nelly, Havre; Joseph R. Jackson, Butte. Chief Justice, Republican — L. L. Callaway, Great Falls; George W. Farr, Miles City; Frank N. Utter, Havre. Associate Justice, Republican—Jess H. Stevens, Kalispeli; Miles J. Cav anaugh, Butte; Albert P. Stark, Liv ingston. Clerk of Supreme Court—J. T. Car roll, Billings, Democrat; Dana M. Easton, Poplar, Republican. United States Senator, Democratic— Tom Stout, Lewistown; Hugh R. Wells, Miles City; James F. O'Connor, Liv ingston; Burton K. Wheeler, Butte. United States Senator, Republican— Charles N. Pray, Great Falls; Welling-j ton D. Rankin, Helena; Dr. J. C. F. Siegfriedt, Red Lodge; Carl W. Rid REMARKABLE PHOTOGRAPH OF FATAL TRAIN WRECK m s rAi_ This remarkable photograph, taken within a few minutes after the crash, shows firemen, policemen and citizens removing the dead and wounded from the wreckage of two passenger trains which collided at Pleasant Ridge, near Cincinnati, O., killing five passengers ar.d injuring many others. Note the tender of one train driven half way through the wooden coach. son » Silver Bow, dick, Lewistown; J. W. Anderson, Sid ney. Congress, Democratic, first district —Byron E. Cooney, Butte; John M. Evans, Missoula; Mrs Maggie Smith Hathaway, Stevensville; Mert S. Gould Twin Bridges. Congress, Republican, first district —Washington Jay McCormick, Mis soula; John McLaughlin, Stevensville; Charles F. Juttner, Butte. Congress, Democratic, second dis trict—Preston B. Moss, Billings. Congress, Republican, second dis trict—J. M. Burlingame, Great Falls: Scott Leavitt, Great Falls; P. R, Flint, Great Falls; John J. Fleming, Forest i Grove; Fred C. Gabriel, Malta; George • H. Kirk, Benchland; Jerome G. Locke, I Livingston; Harrison F. McConnell, I Poplar; Oscar J. Collins, Plentywood. ; Railroad Commissioner, Democratic —Jess E. Allen, Lewistown; J. W. ! ("Jim") Drake, Lewistown; E. J. John- I Railroad Commissioner, Republican I —Daniel Boyle, Helena; Walter B. ° an ds, Chinook. District Judges, fourth fistrict, Dem ocratic—John E. Patterson, Missoula; Republican— E. C. Kurtz, Hamilton; Charles N. Nadeen, Missoula; James M. Self, Hamilton. Fifth District, ' Democratic—James' E. Kelly, Boulder! | Republican _ Lyman H . Bennett, Vir ginia City; C. W. Robinson, Dillon. GOVERNOR DIXON HERE , Governor Joseph M. Dixon arrived in ! Glasgow Tuesday morning and was : met by Mayor Otto M. Christinson, J. W. Wedum and B. P. Langen, who ac companied him to Opheim where he spoke at the celebration that after noon GREAT NORTHERN READY TO MOVE MONTANA CROP Cars Already on the Way to Handle Big Crop of Treasure State. Promise Little Delay. That the Great Northern railway expects to move crops from its Mon tana territory without serious delays j is the assertion of Fred Wear, super ! intendent of the Butte division of that I road. Where a few days ago there ! was no surplus of cars in sight, now, | it is said, there are 300 cars en route j from the east to this section of the state, and the road's facilities for pairing equipment are considerably j improved as compaS'cï^isrfth early last [ -week. That the strike situation on the Great Northern is better now than at any previous time is the information furnished Superintendent Wear in a telegram from C. O. Jenks, St. Paul, | vice president. New men, ranging in i numbers from 1 to 70 were added to ! the working forces at all terminals on I the system, Jenks said, and at the St. Cloud, Minn., shops the crew was above j nol 'mal. Before the strike 585 men | were employed at St. Cloud, and the force now numbers 644. The St. Cloud ! sho P s are especially equipped for car j repairing and, with the force now em P lo yed there, repaired cars will be sent out in ,ar E e numbers. " The situation has assumed a phase !that makes it safe to say we are going to move the Montana crop," said Su perintendent Wear. "We are starting with fewer cars this year than last and have a larger tonnage to haul, but we are going to get the crop to market after a fashion that will permit of few delays. Cars are coming up from sources that earlier in the week did not appear available; the repair crews are being enlarged daily, and there now are 300 cars traveling toward our territory." It was reported at the Great Falls offices of the road that 150 men were added to the Havre shops Friday, and figures available indicate that the forces there and at Wolf Point, Cut Bank and Whitefish are about 50 per cent of normal. Disturbances have not been reported at any point on the main line since the early days of the strike. LUNDEEN- BRACKEE Fred Lundeen of Avondale and Miss Engry Brackee of Clayton, Wise., were united in marriage in the parlors of the Rapp hotel Monday, Aug. 7. ,Tudg_> ; G. W. Rapp officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Lundeen will reside near Avondale. FLAMES DESTROY HÄGEN FARM HONE RANCH HOME OF J. J. HÄGEN COMPLETE LOSS IN FIRE WEDNESDAY. NOTHING SAVED FROH BLAZE I I I I I , j I | | Building, Contents and Valuable Pa pers All Lost in Fire Which Started from Overheat ed Range. Fire which started from an over heated range, completely destroyed the J. J- Hägen farm home two miles northeast of Glasgow Wednesday af ternoon. Both Mr. and Mrs. Hägen were away from the house at the time the fire started, Mrs. Hägen being in Glasgow attending the Chautauqua, while Mr. Hagen was about a mile away cutting grain. Miss Gladys Hagen was in charge of the house and was doing some baking in the kitchen range. A very high wind was blowing and it is thought the stove became , overheated, setting fire to the parti ! tion back of the stove. : The flames gained headway so rapid ty that it was all that Miss Hägen could do to get the two younger chil dren who were with her out of the house in safety. A wallet, which con tained valuable papers and liberty bonds was thrown from an upstairs window but did not land far enough away from the burning building to escape destruction. Luckily the wind was blowing away from the other buildings on the place and the flames did not spread to the barns and gran ary. Mr. Hägen estimates that his loss will be in the neighborhood of $3,500.00 partially covered by insurance. Im mediately upon learning of the mis fortune that had befallen the Hägen family their many friends in Glasgow made up a large package of clothing and foodstuffs and sent it out to the ranch to help out in taking care of the immediate wants of the family. PHILLIPS CO. MAN ELUDES CAPTORS FOR THREE DAYS Suffering from what is believed to be shell shock H. Van Edsall, of Malta, former service man, outwitted' Uhe members of the sheriff's force for three days and three nights before they were able to take him into cus tody for examination. Fully armed both day and night the man persistent ly frustrated plans to make him a captive in'his ranch home in the Mis souri river country. Reports from the sheriff's office at Malta say that Edsall would leave his home during the day time and wander into the woods' always on the alert for pursuers. Late in the evening he would return to the ranch, barricade himself in the house and keep con stant watch during the night. Fin ally four deputies succeeded in find ing Edsall without his guns and he surrendered without any disturbance. Edsall was taken to Malta and was placed in the county jail for observa tion. His friends say that he has been mentally deranged since his discharge from the service and that his condi tion is gradually becoming worse. He will probably be committed to the state insane asylum at Warm Springs for treatment. WHEELER VISITS GLASGOW B. K. Wheeler of Butte, Democratic candidate for nomination as United States stenator at the coming pri maries, was calling on local Democrats Saturday afternoon. Mr. Wheeler is confident of victory at the polls on the 29th. He was a candidate for governor on the Democratic N. P. L. ticket in 1920. GRABS RATTLER BY TAIL: BEATS SNAKE TO DEATH H. O. J. Luraas, of Saco, had an un usual experience with a snake when going to the Frank Jones ranch one day recently. Mr. Luraas stopped to open a gate that appeared balky and stooped to pull the post from the ground. When I he put his hand down in a hurry he I put it into a big rattler curled right I at the post. Without stopping to think I what he was doing he clutched the , snake in his hand and swung it like a j rope against the post again and again. I This stunned the snake, but a most pe | culiar sensation was felt up Mr. Lu | raas' arm, whether from fear or the clammy coldness of the snake, but it was not until the next day that his arm felt normal. FAIRGROUNDS FIRE WILL NOT HINDER PROGRAM The fire at the state fair grounds at Helena recently will not interfere with the success of the fair this fall, ac cording to Chester C. Davis, commis sioner of agriculture and publicity. The space formerly occupied by the exhibition building will be cleared of rubbish and used for a midway. The exhibitions that do not need the pro tection of buildings will be housed in tents, Mr. Davis said. The general condition of crops thru out the state indicates that there will be plenty of farm produce at the fair. A large attendance is expected. SHELLY SUSPENDED AS PROHIBITION DIRECTOR John Metcalf of Kalispeli Appointed Acting State Director Pending an Investigation. O. H. P. Shelley has been suspended as prohibition director for the state of Montana upon order received from the acting commissioner of internal revenue at Washington. John Met calf of Kalispeli has been appointed as temporary director pending inves tigation into the charges which led to Mr. Shelley's suspension. Mr. Shelley has been acting as pro hibition director for this state for the past year, having been appointed by the president about a year ago. Details concerning the charges against the official are not available at this time. FINED $20.00 FOR HAVING GAME IN POSSESSION Game Warden Minugh has been busy the past few days rounding up parties who have young geese in their pos session. Two men were brought to Malta the latter part of. last week and fined $25 for having birds and another was arrested but has decided to stand trial. It is against the law to have wild game birds of any kind and it is a practice that should be discouraged. —Malta Enterprise. TAILOR LOSES LIFE IN GAS EXPLOSION Joe Buller of Williston, N. D., a tai lor, was instantly killed Thursday ev ening of last week in a gasoline ex plosion that wrecked the cleaning plant located in the rear of his tailor estab lishment. The force of the explosion was felt several blocks away and windows were broken in nearby buildings. Fire broke out in the cleaning plant but the fire department succeeded in keeping the blaze from other buildings. DIXON ASKED TO HELP PLAN COAL PRODUCTION Great Falls Commercial Club Urges Governor to Take Definite Steps to Prevent Suffering. Offering their assistance in any plan Governor J. M. Dixon may have for guarding against a fuel shortage in Montana at the beginning of winter, the directors of the Great Falls Com mercial Club Tuesday afternoon ad dressed a letter to the governor in which it was urged that adequate ac tion be taken. The governor was told in the letter that coal mining must be resumed in Montana within the next few weeks if suffering is to be averted when cold weather comes. If the governor has no plan for the producing of coal he was asked to give the matter atten tion and initiate action of some kind. The letter follows: "The directors of the Great Falls Commercial club are giving earnest consideration to the fuel supply of northern Montana. There is no coal in the hands of dealers now. There are only a few cars coming in from out side the state and none of this is avail able for general consumption. More over, we observe that Montana is not included at all in the arrangements that have been perfected for federal distribution. "It would appear, therefore, that this state must care for itself if the present strike of miners continues., Coal must be mined in this state, be ginning at some date during the next few weeks, or there will be terrible i suffering in manv places when cold j I weather comes. There is not a 'ment to lose. ! 1 "Have you a plan ? If so, we wish to ; cooperate and assist the state admin I istration. If you have not given this | ; matter attention, we urge that you do i so and that there be immediate action ( | of some kind. Otherwise, the homes of many of our people and the lives of ' some of them will soon be at stake. ( SERIOUS CHARGE AGAINST BREED ARCHIE CAMPBELL OF CODY, WYOMING, ARRESTED AT OPHEIM, PLACED UNDER $5.000 BOND Half Breed Broncho Buster Has Nar row Escape from Rough Treat ment at Hands of an En raged Crowd. A half breed Indian who gave his name as Archie Campbell, was arrest ed at Opheim Monday evening and lodged in the county jail at Glasgow charged with attempted rape, the vic tim being a little six-year-old girl of a prominent north country farmer. Campbell, who was one of the riders at the Opheim stampede, was observed talking to two little girls and later, when one of them was missed, an im mediate search was made for her. The little tot was found with the Indian who had gagged her with a hand kerchief, but who was apprehended in time to prevent him from carrying out his designs. Word of the affair spread rapidly through the large crowd of people who were at the stampede and quick action on the part of Sheriff Hall and his deputies saved the offen der from some mighty rough treat ment at the hands of the enraged crowd. Campbell was arraigned before Judge G. W. Rapp yesterday and up on a plea of not guilty was placed un der $5,000 bonds, which he has failed to furnish up to the time of this writ ing. REIMCHE - MAY NUPTIALS Alfred B. Reimche, of Larslan, and Miss Lucy K. May, or Norfolk, Nebr., were united in marriage in Sioux City, Iowa, July 17, 1922. They arrived in Nashua Sunday, July 30, and will be at home in the Larslan community. Mr. Reimche is a brother of Conrad and Jacob Reimche, who are well and favorably known to their many friends throughout the country. The Independent joins with all in wishing the newly married ones a long, happy and prosperous life.—Nashua Indepen dent. TOM STOUT A VISITOR Tom Stout, ex-congressman from Montana and editor of the Lewistown Democrat-News, candidate for the Democratic nomination for United States senator, visited Glasgow friends Wednesday. Tom is acknowledged one of the strongest contenders in the senatorial fight and has a strong cot erie of friends over the state who are working hard in his interests. VISITING MR. AND MRS. PIPPY Mrs. Roy Reider of Kalispeli, her four boys and niece, are visiting at the Methodist parsonage. Mrs. Rieder is a sister of Mrs. Wm. Pippy and is on her way to Saskatchewan to vis it her mother. Her niece, Miss Dicky Barcay, has been attending school in Kalispeli, and is now on her way to visit her mother in Swift Current» Sask. COURI ER A DS PAY ~ iT A short time ago Mr. S. S. Leonard of the U. S. Reclamation Service lost a purse on the Roosevelt Highway road near Liberty. An ad was inser ted in the Courier and this morning a letter from Arthur Adler at Bottin eau. North Dakota, advised that he found the purse and will return same to Mr. Leonard upon identification. DR. COLE IS GLASGOW VISITOR Dr. C. E. Cole, district superintend ent of the Glacier Park district of the Methodist church, held the fourth quar terly conference of the local church Monday evening. A good representa tion of the board was present and en tered into the business of the year with their characteristic outlook. The conference year closes August 20, when the pastor, Wm. Pippy, will go to Havre for the state session. STATE PROPERTY VALUES DROP EIGHTEEN MILLIONS The total assessed valuation of real estate, livestock and personal property in Montana for 1922 is $118,577,854 less than for 1921. Figures returned from 54 counties in the state to the board of enualization show real estate at $923,305,128, as compared with $906,499,612 in 1921. For personal pro perty the total this year is $236,579.338 as comnared with $268,801,117 in 1921. j For livestock the agregate assessed j valuation is $63.255.878. as compared with $76.417,469 in 1921. I These figures for both 1921 and 1922 do rot include the assessed valuation i nut bv the state board of enualization j on nhvsical properties of railroads and mo-jnublic utilities, which last year was ! S2S6.3fiR.119. It has not been deter mined for 1922. | Nels Cotton received word Sundav from Mrs. Cotton at Osseo, Minn., an* ( nonncing the death of her father. How ard Moses in that city August 6th. Mr. Moses was well known in Valley coum ( ty.