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Now for the November Election. If Y oik Are Not Registered You Can't Vote. the Glasgow Courier Don't Forget to Register Now for the November Election. If You Are Not Registered You Can't Vote. VOLUME XVIII. GLASGOW, VALLEY COUNTY, MONTANA, AUGUST 18, 1922. NUMBER 17 RIDDICkX'ü OF PRIMARY SUfc: PREDICTS THAT HIS PLURALITY IN STATE WILL BE SIX THOUSAND. WESTERN REPORTS BRIGHT Organizations at Work in Every Coun ty in State to Put Popular Con gressman Across for State Nomination. Helena, Aug. 17.—That he will have a margin of 6,000 votes when the re turns are in was the estimate of Carl W. Riddick, present congressman and candidate for the Republican nomina tion for United States senator here to day. Mr. Riddick, who has just con cluded a trip over the northern and northwestern parts of the state, de clared that his estimate is conservative and is based upon the most reliable reports within the last few days. Congressman Riddick is more than pleased with the reception his candi dacy is getting in all parts of the state and views the support he is receiving as an indorsement of the present Re publican administration, declaring that he has stood solidly with Harding and the Republicans in congress and that he finds everywhere the sentiment strong that the president and his fol lowers will bring the country out of the present mixup which he attributes largely to the mismanagement of na tional affairs by the last previous ad ministration. "Within the last few days," said Congressman Riddick in discussing the outlook' for the primary, "I have received confidential information from friends in charge of my campaign in every county in the state and from ev ery one comes the same report that my candidacy grows stronger with the people as election day approaches. "In the eastern district the reports remind me that I led the Republican ticket at the last two elections and these reports add that I am stronger with the people now than ever before. "A real surprise comes to me in word from the western district. Because of my limited acquaintance I did not ex pect to receive the encouragement that is coming from my friends. "The standing that I find I have in the west is due wholly to the loyal and generous friendship of support ers in the eastern part of the state who have taken it upon themselves to spread emphasis of my real Republi canism and their regard for my ser vices to Montana. "I have found on this trip, almost everywhere I went, that the work of .my friends had resulted in organiza tions having been perfected in behalf of my candidacy. I have received more encouragement and more assurances of support of this campaign than any I ever participated in." Asked for a prediction upon the probable outcome of the campaign Mr. Riddick said that taking the most con servative estimates as a basis of cal culation for the entire state, he fie ures he will have a plurality of 6,000 votes and upwards. These estimates, he emphasizes, are made by men who are in close touch with conditions throughout the state. He declined to comment upon the candidacy of any others in the field against him, ex cept to say that he believes the race lies between Wellington D. Rankin and himself. Recent developments have drawn some support from the other candidates. "Everywhere I go I hear folks talk ing about the organization I seem to have behind my candidacy and the ef ficient work it is doing," said Mr. Riddick in commenting upon the work his friends are conducting in his be half. "I can say that the only organ ization I have is the voluntary efforts of my friends and those persons who know and appreciate my work for Montana. "Crops everywhere are looking fine and with business conditions looking up, the old Montana optimism is more than ever apparent. Ranid strides back to normalcy are in evidence and I find that the people of Montana are looking to President Harding to cor rect the unusual problems the country faces. There seems to be a feeling of confidence in the president and there is a disposition among Republi cans to stand squarely back of him and his administration in his construc tive efforts to bring the country out of the chaotic conditions it found it self in a little more than a year ago." DEMOCRATS DISTRIBUTING SOCIALISTIC PROPAGANDA Lewistown, Aug. 11.—Farmers, la borers and teachers of Montana are being circularized from Washington, D. C., with literature advising of a certain Washington conference called for "progressive political action." The officers of the conference referred to and the organization back of it are exclusively democrats and socialists. The secretary. Fred Howe, was a pro minent official of the Wilson admin istration. That this aggregation of Democrats and socialists condemns Mr. Riddick's voting record in Congress is quite natural, for he is neither a so cialist nor a Democrat, and voted for Republican administrative measures. The fine sounding words, "progressive political action" used in this Demo cratic-Socialistic attack upon Con gressman Riddick will not hide the character and motives of those behind the Washington effort to influence Montana voters. REGISTER NOW FOR GENERAL ELECTION The registration books at the office of the Clerk and Recorder are now open for registration for the November election. There are some who will be unable to vote at the primaries owing to the fact that they failed to register, and they will also be deprived of a vote at the general election unless they register at an early date. The regis tration for the general election closes 45 days prior to the election. If you are not on the official register at the Clerk and Recorder's office attend to getting your name on the book at the earliest possible opportunity. RIDDICK IN NO "PLOT" TO 'GET' O.H.P. SHELLEY That he had no part in preferring charges against O. H. P. Shelley, pro hibition director for Montana, which resulted in orders from Washington suspending the director, was the state ment Friday of Carl W. Riddick, con gressman from the Second Montana district. So far as a political plot ex ists to "get" Mr. Shelley, as r.he latter claims in a statement issued Thursday night, Mr. Riddick is in ignorance, he declares. On the other hand ha says that while he opposed the appointment of Shelley, after the selection was made he gave the prohibition director his co-operation in the interest of a successful Republican administration: Congressman Riddick, who was in Great Falls Friday afternoon in the interests of his candidacy for the Re publican nomination for United States senator, said in a telephone conversa-, tion to a Helena newspaper: "I opposed the appointment of Mr. Shelley for prohibition director be cause I thought some other person would give better service. But since over my protest he was appointed, I have been anxious to give him coop eration and to see that all others gave him co-operation that he might con duct his office with credit to himself and the Republican administration. "I do not know the character of the charges preferred against Mr. Shelley and feel that the public ought not to hastily condemn him or to pre judge him until full opportunity has been given for both sides to present such facts as may be relevant to the case. "I had no part in preferring charges against Mr. Shelley and my first in formation regarding the suspension or der was obtained through newspaper accounts." VALLEY FARMERS GROW REGISTERED SEED Forty-six Fields of Registered Grain and Alfalfa Puts Valley County in a Leading Position. The farmers of Valley county are fast recognizing the importance of good, clean seed and the advisability of starting with registered seed. The past ten days County Agent Stebbins has been out with G. V. Gilman, field inspector of the Montana Pure Seed Growers association. Forty-six fields were inspected of which 30 were reg istered Grimm alfalfa, 10 registered wheat, four registered oats and two registered barley. These 46 fields were all seeded to registered seed purchased through the extension office at Glas gow. The farmers have all used clean summer fallow land to seed this wheat on and the seed was either first or second generation seed; that is to say, it came from hand selected heads one or two years ago. The Grimm alfalfa was all puurchased from the North Dakota Grimm Producers association, one of the best known sources of reg istered Grimm seed. In order to sell registered seed of any of the above varieties the farmer must come up to a high standard of perfection. The requirements for passing inspection are set by the Mon tana Seed Growers association. This organization, in cooperation with the State College, furnishes inspectors to inspect the fields and pass upon them. The inspector goes through the fields and makes a report on mixtures if any, cleanness of the field, and checks on the source of seed and advises with the grower about being careful at har vest and threshing time and how to care for the grain after threshing, as the marketing of the grain. The in spector sends in his report to the of fice of the association and they say whether the seed grown shall be sold as registered seed or not. The association furnishes tags and all registered seed is bagged and sold under guarantee of the Montana Seed Growers association. The alfalfa is bagged and sealed and sold only in sealed bags. This makes one of the most reliable sources of seed in the United States. Valley county is one of the leading counties in the number cooperating in the registered seed work. The names of registered grow ers will be published as soon as the association meets and passes on the in pector's report. John Etchart, candidate for the Re publican nomination for state sena tor, was at Helena Wednesday attend ing the meeting of the New Era club. He returned yesterday morning. TWO KILLED 18 TERRIFIC STORM HARLEM AND MALTA VISITED BY SECOND BAD STORM OF THE SEASON TUESDAY. MANY REPORTED INJURED Thousands of Acres of Crop Laid to Waste by Hail Driven by Sixty Mile Wind; Much Damage Done at Malta. Two persons are known to have been killed and several injured during the teriffic electrical and wind storm that swept over a wide range of territory north and south of Harlem Tuesday afternoon and evening Mrs. Mary Mc Caffrey, aged 75 years, who was living with her son on a homestead 45 miles north of there, was instantly killed when the home was demolished. An aged woman, living south of Karluk, Canada, was the other casualty. The loss incurred by the storm is estimat ed at $1,000,000. Mrs. McCaffrey's son and his two children were blown clear of the de bris and were unhurt, but his wife was so severely injured that she could not be moved to Harlem for medical aid. Mrs. McCaffrey's body was tak en to Harlem Wednesday afternoon by neighbors and was sent to the old home in Ray, N. D., Thursday. S. J. Crookshank, a bachelor, and brother of Miss Elizabeth Crookshank, superintendent of schools in Blaine county, who lives near the McCaffrey place, was caught in the barn while putting his horses away. A terrific blast of wind shattered the barn and Crookshank received a blow on the head that rendered him unconscious for several hours. He was brought to Harlem by his brother, H. R. Crook shank, for medical attention Wednes day afternoon. It is also reported that another man was injured just as he was going into his cellar. The house was forced from its foundation and he was caught under it and badly squeezed. Reports from various parts of the county Wednesday afternoon indicate that the extent of the storm was greater than at first anticipated. The deluge of rain and hail, driven by a 60-mile gale, is known to have dev astated an area from the Bear Paw mountains in a northeasterly direc tion, extending into Canada, probably for a distance of 150 miles. The dam age done will no doubt amount to $1,000,000, as all crops in the path of the storm were beaten into the ground and cut to pieces by the hail and hun dreds of small buildings not substan tially built, have been reduced to a mass of debris. The storm passed through a section of the country that escaped the storm of July 4 and laid to waste thousands of acres of the finest crops that sec tion has seen in the past six years, just at a time when another week would have made them safe in the shock. Southwest of Chinook to the Bear Paw mountains all crops in the path of the storm were totally wiped out. According to reports, a portion of the crops in the Paradise valley COCA COLA KING TO MARRY BEAUTY llii . SX V, moi Asa G. Candler, Atlanta, Ga.. founder ol '.ne t oca Lioia company, and the richest man in the South, has announced hi> engagement to Mrs. Orezine de Bouchelle,, New Orleans beauty, herself very ywealthy. The wedding is expected to take place in San Franri -'-o at the end of this month or early in September. Beginning with only tue formula for the drink, Mr. Candler, with his brothers, Bishop Warren Candler and Su preme Justice Jthn Candler, of Georgia, have grown immensely rich. were completely ruined. The most extensive property damage is reported at Silver Bow community, where many buildings were leveled and a number of people had narrow es capes from death or injury. The storm seems to have spent its great est fury across the line in Canada and reports from there indicate that in a strip nine miles wide every house was I blown down and every bit of crop > ruined. From Twete comes the report I that considerable damage was done in that section and a large hall was blown from its foundations. At Malta the high wind destroyed several garages and tore down the fire alarm tower, depositing the big electric siren several blocks away on the roof of an outbuilding. A garage was lifted bodily from over a small car without damaging the car in the slightest. MONTANA MINE OWNERS I CALLED TO CONFERENCE I Billings, Aug. 17.—Call for a meet- ^ ing of Montana coal mine operators to be held in Billings tomorrow has been issued, according to M. F. Purcell, sec retary of the operators association, j Basis for a settlement of the coal strike will be discussed, said the s Ç c j retary and plans for a meeting with the miners made. Virtually all the large coal mining companies in the state are represented in the member- • ship of the operators association and an agreement entered into with the miners by that body will mean practi-1 cally complete resumption of mining operations throughout Montana, said Mr. Purcell. i A formal invitation to a joint con- ' ference to be held in Billings has been sent to the operators by the United Mine Workers of America, district No . 27, which includes Montana and North Dakota Mr. Purcell and Robert Condon, sec-! retary of the miners' union, declared today that full resumption of activi ties would be accomplished within a few days after reaching a settlement, "There will be no serious shortage of coal in Montana if the operators and miners reach an agreement at the contemplated conference," said Mr. Purcell. BOY FALLS FROM HAY RACK AND IS KILLED INSTANTLY! A ,„ y », ^ Mon day afternoon about 4:30 o'clock at the E.G. Frank farm located tVelve miles southeast of Poplar when Walter, the oldest son of Mr. -and Mrs. E. G. Frank, who was riding on a load of hay. in some manner. jat his balance. throwing the boy over the front end of the hay rack, the front wheel of the wagon passing over his head kill ing him instantly. Mr. Frank, who was leading the team, heard the rattling of the whif fle tree and immediately stopped the horses and upon looking around found his son dead between the wheels of the wagon.—Poplar Independent. TAPS TRIGGER WITH SCREW DRIVER; FUNERAL SUNDAY Rudolph Kurth of Missoula, 43 years of age, was accidentally shot while cleaning and repairing a revolver. He thought the gun was not loaded and held the muzzle against his chest while he tapped the trigger with a screw driver. A bullet in the gun was dfs* charged and entered his heart. He died in 40 minutes. His wife found him dying upon her return home. NORTHERN TOWN WILL HOLD FAIR AGRICULTURAL STOCK SHOW TO BE HELD AT THOENY SEPT. 15-16. HANDSOME PRIZES OFFERED Two Big Days of Fun and Frolic Are Promised at Valley County In land Metropolis. Beef Barbe cue to Be Feature. The enterprising citizens of Thoeny, the thriving little inland city which is numbered among the livest little towns of the state, have arranged for a big agricultural and livestock show to be held there on September 15 and 16. The citizens of Thoeny have donated liberally and handsome purses have been put up for the horse racing, au races an( j bucking contests, and premiums w iH be given in all of the divisions of the livestock and agricul ^ ura j s how. The committee in charge Q f arrangements have already turned over the premium list for the show to the printers and it wi]1 be out and in the mails with5n the next t _ n davs i _ __ _ „ . . , . ' Secretary W C. Mumford advises j the C ° u " er no * ffort . bf : s P ar , ed 10 entertain the visitors and ! ample accomodations will be provided [ or a " who atten(L ™ere will be a I big bowery dance with music by a hi * h u c,ass orchest ^ each evening, 1 management of the fair asks cooperation of every resident of co " nty and ur * es 4 the farmer * throughout the county to prepare and , b ™* "> th «? r exhibits early. I /ee , tl î e big posters and newspaper , advertising for further particulars re K« rd '"K exhibits and events. BALLOTS ARE PRINTED FOR COMING PRIMARY , , „ . _ Clerk and Recorder Now Prepar .ng Ballot Boxes to Be Mailed Out Early Next Week. The Courier has completed the print ing of the primary election ballots for | Valley county and Clerk and Recorder Bretzke has a force already at work preparing the ballot boxes and sup plies for mailing early next week to the different precincts over the coun ty. | The ballot this year is perhaps the I longest ever printed in the history of the county for a county primary, it containing forty-seven names on the Republican ballot and twenty-five on the Democratic. ^ Nine candidates are in the race for the nomination for congress on the | Republican ticket and five for the . United States senate nomination. On ( the Republican county ticket there are four candidates in the race for state senator and three for representative | in the state legislature with two to be nominated. For sheriff on the Republican ticket there are three candidates for the nom ination and also three on the Demo cratic ticket for the nomination for this office. This is practically the only office where there is a fight in the Democratic county ticket. CHANGE IN SCHEDULE FOR EIGHTH POINT MAIL ROUTE The postoffice department has is sued a notice changing the schedule of the Eighth Point route. The new ! schedule is as follows: j Leave Eighth Point Wednesday and I Saturday at 5 a. m., arrive at Glas ; gow by 7 p.m. Leave Glasgow Tues day and Friday at 5 a. m., arrive at J Eighth Point by 7:30 p. m. j This change will be effective at once and will permit those receiving mail on the route to order their mer chandise from Glasgow, sending the i order in on Wednesday or Saturday, ■ allowing the merchant one day to fill j and mail the order, and they will re | ceive it on the next Tuesday or Fri j day. This will also allow the carrier one day to purchase supplies for his patrons. JUDGE JAS. F. O'CONNOR A VISITOR IN GLASGOW Judge-James F. O'Connor of Liv ingston, Democratic candidate for United States senator, was a Glasgow visitor calling on local Democrats Tuesday. Judge O'Connor spoke at Havre the previous evening. Com menting on his speech a Havre paper has the following: "James F. O'Connor of Livingston, candidate for the Democratic nomina tion for United States senator, was the speaker at the first Democratic rally of the 1022 primary campaign in Havre tonight, and was enthusiasti cally applauded during an address that made a decidely strong impression on a large audience in the court house. This afternoon he was given a strong reception by a large audience of rail road men in Co-operative hall. In the meeting this evening, which was arranged by the Democratic coun ty central committee, the Livingston statesman was introduced by James Holland, Sr. Judge O'Connor took a strong stand against bureauism, favored less dom ination of the federal bureaus and more authority for the state govern ments, condemned what he termed the "taking away of the liberties of the people," urged enforcement of the prohibition amendment, but advocated an amendment of the Volstead act to permit the sale of wines and beer, to put the bootlegger and the moon shiner out of business. He declared that if the people of Montana say fit to send him to Washington he would be the representative of no capitalistic bloc, or any other kind of a bloc, but of the people of Montana in every walk of life, and would do his own thinking. "He paid his respects to the state government and Governor Dixon, go ing into a detailed discussion of the Conley case, in which he was chief. counsel for Frank Donley, and con-. demned what he called the extrava gance of the state administration, par ticularly with regard to the adminis tration of the state highway commis sion and the business of the state board of equalization. His remarks concerning the Dixon administration were frequently applauded." WOLF POINT FIRST NATIONAL REOPENS Nations' The doors of the First Bank of Wolf Point, which were closed by the board of directors on April 19, were re opened for business Monday, August 7. The affairs of the bank I are in the hands of a complete new set j of officials, who are optimistic about i the outlook for the institution and Northeastern Montana in general. B. G. Egerton of Oconomowoc, Wis., is the new president. Mr. Edgerton is connected with the Bank of Oconomo woc in an official capacity and is pos sessed of matured experience in the banking business, having spent forty years in active and successful man agement of financial institutions. Be sides ability, he has a decidely pleas ing personality. A. W. Huxol of the Huxol Drug Co», one of the leading business men, ifc vice president. The cashier will be G. T. Listug, who comes here from Fairview, where he has been with the Bank of Fairview for a number of years. His experi ence has been wide, having been con nected with banks in Wisconsin, Min nesota and Montana. Irving L. Jensen, formerly with the State Bank of Culbertson is assistant cashier. .... The members of the board of di rectors will be: B. G. Edgerton, A. W. Huxsol, O. C. Johnson, G. T. Lis tug, I. L. Jensen, of this city; P. K. Everson of Dodson and L. C. Wingate of Sidney.—Wolf Point Herald. JUDITH BASIN MUST HOLD NEW ELECTION Judith Basin county must elect a full new set of county and legislative officials, according to the formal pro clamation issued by Governor Dixon setting the date for the general elec tion November 7. The question whether Judith Basin county's officers, elected at a special election in 1920 and not at the general election, should hold over this year in those offices which have more than a two-year tenure, was submitted sev eral days ago to Attorney General W. D. Rankin. No formal opinion has been handed down by the attorney general, but the inclusion in the governor's election proclamation of provision for election in Judith Basin county this year of a new state senator and all three commissioners, as well as the entire roster of other county officers settles the matter. The proclamation, listing the offi cials which must be elected, enumer ates the three congressional and four state officers which must be filled, provides for election of state senators from 28 counties, the full quota of 100 members of the lower house of the legislative assembly, county officials in each county, and for inclusion of the pari-mutuel initiative measure and the two proposed amendments to the state constitution. SCHULKE BUYS NASHUA CITY MEAT MARKET Charles J. Schulke of this city re-' cently purchased from Henry Burk hardt the entire stock and equipment of the Nashua Meat Market. Mr. Schulke has been traveling out of Glasgow for a grocery house for some time and is well known here. He moved his family to Nashua Tuesday of this week. He was formerly man ager of the Hotel Cash Grocery of Nashua and thoroughly understands the grocery and meat business. Dur ing their residence in Glasgow the Schulke family made a host of friends who regret seeing them leave. SPIKE" HARVEY IS NOW WRITING LIFE INSURANCE A. M. "Spike" Harvey has accepted a position with the Mutual Life Insur lance company of New York and will make this section of the state writing! life insurance. "Spike" has a h/ist of friends and acquaintances throughout northeastern Montana, and will get his shnre of the insurance business in his territory. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Pierce of, Havre and Mrs. L. L. Schaf fer have been spending the week visiting in Glasgow. HAVRE BRAKEMAN IS SHOT BY GUARD PROBE OF SHOOTING ORDERED BY COUNTY CORONER OF HILL COUNTY. CLAIMS "SELF DEFENCE" Dead Man Had Been Replaced by Man of Greater Seniority and Was Preparing to Leave the Shops. Havre> Aug i 7 ._Coroner Holland Thursday ordered an inquest into the killing: of Robert Stambaugh, a Great Northern brakeman, declared to have been shot and killed by Harry Stiner, a guard in the Great Northern yards here Wednesd ay night. According to the account of the shooting given by railroad men Thurs day, Stambaugh was returning to the caboose of freight train No. 3215 from the west to get a raincoat when, af ter completing his run Wednesday I night he reported at the yard office I and found his place had been taken b y a man with greater seniority. Stiner and L. E. Morris, another guard who was with him at the time of the shooting, declared that Stam , .... , j ... i „ I bau ^ h / irst ask f, d ^ , th „ " j K° in K t raln c °u . e c f . ? . « . • i d ^w a gun and ordered them to stick up" their hands When Morris reached for Stambaugh's gun, they claim, the latter started shooting and was shot by Stiner, who was farther from him. Three bullets entered Stambaugh's breast. Stambaugh was accompanied by Peter Martin, a young machinist, it was stated. Stiner and Morris are in the custody of the sheriff. Stambaugh served two years overseas in the world war. Chief of Police James Moran, who with Undersheriff D. M. Crenner, ar rested Stiner and Louis Morris of Havre, also a Great Northern guard, said here Wednesday night that Stiner gave his reason for the shooting an alleged attempt of Stambaugh and John Martin to rob him. Stambaugh was killed by three shots from a .45 automatic, according to Chief Moran, one shot lodging in the shoulder and two in the abdomen. A special deputy United States mar shal was the first man to the scene of the shooting, about t>Vo blocks east of the Havre passenger station. He said he took guns from Stiner and the dead body of Stambaugh. Martin was followed by the two guards, but escaped without injury when he cried, "Don't kill me, I've had enough." CONGRESSMAN RIDDICK FILES MORE NAMES Lewistown, Aug. 11—On Monday the Riddick-for-Senator club of this city mailed to Secretary of State Ste wart a big roll of names attached to nominating petitions for Hon. Carl W. Riddick. Several weeks ago Mr. Riddick filed his first lot of petitions the documents carrying more than 10,000 names. The supplementary petitions filed tniä week will bring the list of names well near the 15,000 mark. The petition covers every county in Montana except Lewis and Clark, the Republicans of that county, for rea sons best known to themselves, hav ing denied him the courtesy of circu lating his petitions in that county. TO GIVE SERIES OF ADDRESSES Beginning with Sunday, August 20, Miss Dickinson will deliver at the Congregational church a series of ad dresses on the subject, "The Program of Christianity." The subjects are as follows: Aug. 20.—"The Need of a Christian Program." Aug. 27.—"The Program of Jesus." Sept. 3.—"The Early Christian Pro gram." Sept. 10.—"The Present Task of the Christian Church." Sept. 17.—"Attaining the Christian Ideal." PLENTYWOOD EDITOR HERE TO PRINT PRIMARY BALLOTS Editor Joseph F. Dolin of the Plen tywood Pioneer Press and the Daniels County Leader at Scobey, arrived in Glasgow yesterday with copy for the primary ballots for Sheridan and Daniels county, which the Courier is now printing. Mr. Dolin has the coun ty contracts in both Sheridan and Daniels counties. He is one of the live wire publishers of the state and con ducts two of the best weekly news papers in the state. FOUR-LEGGED BIRDS THAT BARK LIKE DOG Willard Ayers, who a year ago dis covered a strange bird which resem bled a goose, in his barnyard, is in the city from his ranch near Cohagen. The bird appeared after a storm and had the appearance of having traveled a long distance on account of its ruf fled feathers. It was near exhaustion an ^ after being fed and cared for decided to stay. It was slow in making friends with the chickens but seemed pleased with the geese on the Ayers farm. The bird proved to be a male.