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Don't Forget to Register
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.
Organizations at Work in Every Coun
ty in State to Put Popular Con
gressman Across for State
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
"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
"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
"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."
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.
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.
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
"I had no part in preferring charges
against Mr. Shelley and my first in
formation regarding the suspension or
der was obtained through newspaper
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
SEPT. 15-16.
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
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
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' 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.
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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
| 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
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.
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
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
"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."
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 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.
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.
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
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Pierce of,
Havre and Mrs. L. L. Schaf fer have
been spending the week visiting in
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
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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
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.
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.
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
Aug. 20.—"The Need of a Christian
Aug. 27.—"The Program of Jesus."
Sept. 3.—"The Early Christian Pro
Sept. 10.—"The Present Task of the
Christian Church."
Sept. 17.—"Attaining the Christian
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.
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.

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