Published Every Friday at
GLASGOW, JÜ ONT AN A
the Valley County Independent
T. J. HOCKING, Publisher.
Entered at the Postoffice at Glasgow, Montana,
as second class matter October 6th, 1911
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NOT A POLITICAL MARTYR
Quite naturally, when suspended
from his office of state prohibition en
forcement officer, last Friday, Mr. O.
H. P. Shelley started to pose as a
martyr and the victim of political in
trigue, and quite natural it was for
the Helena Independent to expatiate
at length on Shelley's removal and
claim it was the work of Congressman
Carl W. Riddick.
Anything the Independent can twist
or distort so as to reflect on Mr. Rid
dick is seized with great avidity, and
yet, even if Mr. Riddick was behind
the movement to oust Shelley, it may
not be a reflection upon him before
the investigation is over, but exactly
to the contrary.
But Mr. Riddick did not have any
thing to do with the suspension of
Shelley. In taking charge of Shel
ley's office Mr. Metcalf, a division of
ficial of the revenue department, stat
ed positively that there was no politics
behind the Shelley investigation. That
it was instituted by the revenue de
partment after considerable research
work had been done by special agents
of that department of the government.
On Friday Mr. Riddick telephoned a
statement to the Helena Record-Her
ald from Great Falls, in which he
Stated that he had no knowledge of
the reasons for Shelley's suspension
by the revenue department.
It may be stated in passing, how
fever, that for the past several weeks,
rumors have been floating around
Montana to the effect that Shelley's
office was being investigated. How
the report became current no one
seems to know. It did not come from
Mr. Riddick or any of his friends.
Mr. Shelley has requested the peo
ple of Montana to suspend judgment in
the matter until a thorough investiga
tion has been made. This is only fair.
Let Shelley take a fair stand, also,
and not attempt to make political cap
ital out of the embarassing position
he finds himself in.
If he is guilty of malfeasance in of
fice the government will no doubt as
certain the facts very shortly. If
he is not guilty he will be given a
clean bill of health and restored to
his former position without opposition
from anyone in Montana.
BUSINESS CONDITIONS GOOD
On every hand we have accumulating
evidence of business recovery.
Since August of last year, each
month has revealed substantial pro
gress in the way of business revival
and the recovery has been,sound and
in response to a steady demand for an
increased quantity of goods.
We are practically assured of crood
crops. The nation's wheat crop is es
timated at 817,000,000 bushels as
aerainst 795,000,000 harvested in 1921.
Corn is estimated at 2,860,000,000 bu
shels. While this estimate is less than
1920-1921 crops, it is above the 10
year average. It is estimated that
there will be 11,065,000 bales of cot
ton produced, which is 3,000,000 bales
greater than the 1921 crop, but about
1,000,000 bales less than the 10-year
average. The estimated potato crop
is 428,606.000 bushels, which, if har
vested, will be the second largest in
the history of the country. The pros
pects are good for a bumper crop of
hay, the estimate being 107,000.000
tons, which is 10 per cent greater than
last venr and 15 per cent greater than |
the 10-vear average. The estimated !
. , ,,
tobacco crop surpasses the 10-year av- ;
erasre by nearly 40,000,00 pounds. Rye.
barley and oats also appear to be ex-j
ceptionally good crops. Unless some |
catastrophe occurs the outlook for the '
farming sections is brighter than for
several years. Nearly half of the peo- 1
pie of the United States are farmers i
and this will mean that business as a;
whole will be materially helped, debts
will be liquidated and money put into
new railroads, power plants, highways
and other essentials, which are tools
of further production.
THE STATE INCOME TAX
On top of a federal income tax a
state income tax is to supply the tax
eaters more "revenues."
A state income tax means a new ma
chine established in the state with a
lengthening chain wound around the
It means a new department of state
government with inquisitorial powers
over the affairs of the citizen and the
system to be extended.
An army of officials, with experts
to overhaul your books and investigate
your investments, will be added to the
state and county governments.
If you, dear fellow citizen, like more
of this sort of thing, more fat salary
drawers, vote for it and it will be fas
tened on you forever.
They will tell you it is to cinch the
big fellow—but nine out of every ten
will find a way to escape or shunt it
onto the little fellow to pay.
GAS INDUSTRY HAS FUTURE
Use of gas has grown in our coun
try from 92,714.667,000 feet in 1902
to 319,887,813,000 feet in 1920.
These facts fully refute th# state
ment in the Babson reports that "gas
companies have probably seen their
Gas is being used more extensively
than ever before for industrial pur
It fills a certain field for which no
substitute has yet been found.
IS STAGE BEING SET?
If the big newspapers in the cities
can have their way the national rail
road strike will be a success, the Amer
ican railroad system will be wrecked
or turned over to radical labor agita
tors, and agriculture and industries
generally will suffer.
Millions will go into the winter un
employed and then will come the op
portunity to spring the soviet revolu
The finest country in the world will
be plunged into the political and so
cial chaos that prevails in Russia.
But the people love the strike-incit
ing headlines and read the papers that
flourish on disturbances, discord and
pitting class against class just for the
fun of raising a little h —1 in print.
They do not realize the danger.
There is food for thought for the
Republcans of Montana in the manner
in which the Democratic press of the
state rallies to the support of Repub
lican National Committeeman O. H. P.
Shelley, regarding the charges that
have been brought against him as pro
hibition director for the state.
Counting the Votes
With a registration of approximately
230,000 for the primary election, can
didates for nomination for congres
sional offices are busily engaged in
figuring out how big a vote will be
cast and how many votes it will take
The probabilities are that there will
be in the neighborhood of 60,000 votes
cast in the Republican primary.
In the Republican senatorial con
test there are five candidates. In the
Republican contest for Congress in the
second district there are eight candi
dates. In view of these facts it is pos
sible that the senatorial nomination
will be won with a vote of 16,000 and
the congressional nomination by far
fewer than that.
In the Democratic primary it is es
timated that the vote will be from 45,
000 to 50,000. In the senatorial con
test there are four candidates.. An
equal division would be 12,500 and
only a few more than that will un
doubtedly carry the nomination.
Basing the estimate upon the pri
mary and election of two years ago,
only about half of those registered
may be expected to vote in the primar
ies. In the regular election the vo+t
will be larger, but two years ago the
total registration for the election was
in the neighborhood of 261,000 and the
total vote cast in the gubernatorial
and congressional contests about 70,
000 fewer than that.
This year students of the political
game are expecting an unusually light
vote in the primary because the far
mers will be busy taking care of th
biggest crop the state has had since
1915 and many of them will not stop
their work long enough to vote. The
consequent assurance that a compar
atively small number of votes will car
ry the nominations is responsible for
considerable activity upon the part of
candidates, practically every one of
whom has it all jotted down in his lit
tle black book and can tell you to a
gnat's eye lash just how many votes
he has corraled in each county in the
|^ 0 the Editor of the Courier:
| rattlesnake story in your issue
! of f u ^ st 1 l th 11 ten ,'l s to confi, ; m tho
contention of all old timers that a
; rattlesnake> even wjth his hoad cut off>
vill live for a lonR perjod of time es _
pecially if not exposed to the sun.
| A good many years ago there was
' an influential and well known citizen
of Saco known as Ben Bean. Ben was
1 a expert rifle shot, an accomplished
i anc ^ a f' ne drinking man. However,
w '*^. a " ^' s shortcomings, he wai a
f ° C fe "° w « nd wou ' d nc ? er r take a
nnnlr wirhnnr o nnH
A TRUE SNAKE STORY
drink without a good and sufficient
excuse, and he usually could find the
He was hired by a well known ranch
er of Saco to build .»bout two miles of
fence south of Saco along the road
up Larb creek. In those days the rat
tlers were fat, sassy and nlenty and
Ben was death on snakes. Every snake
he killed he would cut off its head and
, bury the snake in a post hole, mark
\ ing the post with a blaze.
Now it happened that in going from
town to his ranch Ben followed this
; fence, and each time he came to a
j marked post he would stop his team
I and, producing his ever present jug,
proceed to imbibe a little antidote.
The result was that he often waked
j up in the morning, his team patiently
I standing at his gate, the jug empty,
but Ben showing no symptoms of snake
bite, due to his constant and praise
worthy forethought in making the
blazes and providing the jug.
However, Ben and jug have both
gone from us, but is it not possible
Candidate for the Republican Nomination for State Senator.
that Mr. Luraas inadvertently pulled
up a blazed post and that it was a long
since decapitated rattler that he so
valiantly beat to death with his
"naked "ands." I wonder.
JOBS OPEN FOR VALUATION
ENGINEERS AT $3600 TO $4800
Washington, Aug. 17.—Collection of
the income tax becomes a complicated
affair after it passes the point of fig
uring the return of the average wage
earner. That part, of course, is sim
The technical staff of the bureau of
internal revenue at Washington is in
need of valuation engineers in general
mining, coal mining, oil and gas, and
the forest industry. The positions pay
from $3,600 to $4,800 a year. The
United States civil service commission
will receive applications until October
1. No written examination will be giv
en; the ratings will be based upon ed
ucation, training, experience and phy
Ttyie duties involve estimation of
MILK RIVER VALLEY
Loans and Discounts $127,729.39
Banking House, Furniture & Fixtures 28,713.28
Cash and Due from Banks 28,345.30
Capital Stock ? 30,000.00
Undivided Profits 547.39
Exchange, Commission & Interest 1,481.24
Certificates of Deposit 70,009.65
Individual Deposits 16,712.78
Cashier's Checks 900.09
Bills Payable 44,497.61
Ship us your cream. Twenty -four hour
service on cans and check.
TRY US TODAY
STEPHENS-FULLER PRODUCE CO.
Great Falls, Montana
quantities, market values, value of
equipment, cost of development, etc.
Full information and application
blanks may be secured from the
United States Civil Service Commis
sion, Washington, D. C., or the civil
service board at the post office or
customhouse in any city.
R. M. Young, cashier of the Glas
gow First National bank; T. M. Pat
ton, city clerk at Glasgow, and Percy
Kent, a contractor of that city, were
in Great Falls Tuesday on their way
to the state Masonic meetings at Hel
ena.—Great Falls Tribune.
E. M. Hutchinson of Glasgow was in
Great Falls Monday and Tuesday on a
business trip. Hutchinson, who is
president of the Theodore Roosevelt
Highway association, conferred with
Great Falls road men in connection
with highway problems.—Great Falls
J. M. Bailey returned Thursday
morning from a two weeks' trip over
the state calling on Royal typewriter
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2nd Montana District. Republican Primaries Aug. 29th
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