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ITales oft Os c 1
In some manner the. usual cantn(d
editorials from the "Powers That Be''
did not arrive for the "pie-near" last
week and the able literary gentleman
who acknowledges himself to be the
editor of that sheet was compelled to
employ some school boy to write a
long tirade upon the very interesting
subject of Bolsheviks, Pro-Germans,
etc. This was set in perfectly good
type and printed upon nice white
paper. After reading the dribble the
reader is at loss to know what it is
all about. The persona attacked in`
the article, with the possible exceu-.
tion of the editor of this paper, have
long resided in Sheridan County an i
the general public knows their repu
tation and likewise knows the repu
tation of "Little Joe.V Further com
ment is unnecessary.
A great number of vacancies that
require relatives of prominent poli
ticians to fill are now evident at the
Court House. The Clerk and Re
corder's office can pay $85 per to
any of your young relatives from
now until election if you have any
political influence to trade. Incident
ally, if you have just oodles of influ
ence and can control the votes from
some big end town perhaps you can
"cop" $125 per for your good will
between now and the closing of the
polls. Of course this is the taxpay
ers' money and the approval of the
County Commissioners is necessary,
but they are all good fellows. If you
doe not believe it ask "little Joe."
It would sure hurt if you had for a
many moons flirted with an outfit of
Boishevikis, Pro-Germans and So- I
cialists in the hope that somehow
they could be induced to support you
for the office of, for instance, Coun
ty Attorney, aad then have them in
dorse some person for that particu
lar office who was practicing law
when you were a school boy. You
would probably then be so mad that
you would forthwith meet with a,
gang of "paytriots" and eloquently
and tearfully refer io all those who
do not think you are the wisest and
cleverest person in the community
as "Pro-Huns." You would then
bluster and snort about 100 per cent
Americanism and other interesting
subjects that the Montana State
Council of Defense says shall not be
used as campaign matter.
Of course, no person is doing, any
thing like we have sketched above,
but it might happen "4oncberno."
Jack Leonard has been induced to
become a candidate for county com
missioner by the citizens of Wolf
Point. Just how much inducement
it requires to force Jack to become a
candidate is not stated in any of the
reports. He has unsuccessfully as
pired for county office in this section
for so long a time that the word in
duce is painfully appropriate.
Beware of the fellow that tells you
that the League ticket is all O. K.
with one or two exceptions and who
then proceeds to tell you something
about those exceptions. Someone
else is telling some other Leaguer
the same story about some other
candidates and in that way the gang
hopes to save something from the
wreckage of their .machine. The
story-teller may even claim to be a
member of the League and may show
his credentials but the only CRE
Bob McHugh-4 h e Hamlet-like
curbstone statesman from the fair
city of Culbertson-is consoling his
fellow Democrats with fatherly ad
vice. He says that as the Republi
cans, Socialists and "Non-participat
ing fellows" (Bob's gwan words) have
formed a .combiittiilon i ii up to
the Demmies to beat them. That is
a great life, Bob, if you do not
ke's Ana hith
If you receive a copy of The Pro
ducers News this week rxemember
thati it ie\sn T V.._ r. !D.
reader of th. Farmer' naespaper
ahbaidea Commty. )I1 out the sub.
Scobey was favored last week with c
a visit from Alfred T. Vollum, the f
modest candidate for county attor- C
ney who "seeks the office on merit I
alone." While busily peddling hins t
cards and extending the glad hand, C
among other things. he discussed 1
things politically with et&he t .e
flashed his cherubic smile and turned "
on "the loud laugh," which so often, I
"betrays the vacant mind," and letI
us know that the political o sepsive
was definitely on; that things were
going to fairly sizzle and he urged
us to be sure and read the coming I
issue of the Antelope Independnpt.
We waited with some iimpatieace I
and were much surprised to ind thei
campaign of "frightfulness" op
ened under the article headed: "Let
Us Talk it Over." This articel ac
cused P. B. Murphy or B. D. Temple-
e man, of Scobey, of PERJURY and
· and advised that THEIR crime was
punishable by one to fourteen yearn
y imprisonment. It seems that P. B,
Murphy had made an affidavit and
B. D. Templeman is supposed to
~ have used the affidavit at the Non
n partisan league convention at Welli
1 ver to the alleged; sad undoing of
1 the noble Mr. Vollum.
We thought there must be a good
e story in the deal, since it had caused
y, this long, loud Nwail from the camp
u of the Vollum. supporters. So we
went out for the news. We saw
Templeman and he give this story
r of the controversy;
)f "Several years ago myself, and
- Mr. Aldrich and Mr. Morrison signed
w a note with Walter J. Smith to
in Murphy-Norman Co. for $320.00.
. Smith did not pay and, as he had re
. ceived the benefit, we arranged with
., Mr. Murphy that he sue, take judg
n ment against Smith and ourselves,
u and we would pay a sum equal to
at the judgment if Murphy would as
a sign the judgment to someone we
ly might designate so we could enforce
o the judgment against Smith's land.
id Alfred T. Vollum later proposed to
ty buy the judgment against Smith,
en along with other claims, from Mur
nt phy and the deal was made to sell
g them. Mr. Murphy, with our con
te sent and in- my presence, executed
be an assignment of the judgment to
Alfred T. Vollum containing thiu
v- provision;
"It is understood ana agrees
ihat. second party (Vollum)
shall not enforce this judgment
against amy of the parties de
fendant except Walter J. Smith."
, "This assignment later came into
Vollum's hands and he struck out
this provision and filed the instru
ment, as so altered, and my proper
ty stood subject to the judgment.
Naturally I went to Vollum and, al
though he had already executed par
tial release to another defendant be
refused to fix the matter up or even
give me a partial release on some
land I had contracted to sell. Vol
lum first said to me: 'Murphy strue?
that out himself right at my desk,'
but later, when Murphy returned to
(Vollum) had struck out the provi
sion himself but claimed Murphy
authorized it. Later I asked Mur
phy if he would sign an affidavit that
the assignment Was 'delivered to
Vollum containing the provision that
the judgment should be enforced
only against Walter J. Smith and
that said provision was stricken out
after it came to Vollum's hands, and
without Murphy's knowledge or con
sent . Mr. Murphy readily made
this affidavit and from his conduct
and my own investigations, I feel
confident that what he said was true
and that he acted fairly in the mat
Later a Nonpartisan meeting was
held at Welliver at which candidates
for county offices were discussed. It
was the plan of that meeting that
when a person was aj~ gested for .a
ofhee, that criticism of tiat party
was wanted if there was any to of
fer. I told the boys what I am telli
ing you, Mr. Cook, and they decided,
as I had decided, that Mr. Vofluan
was not the kind of a ndan they de
sired for county atto~;ey
"The Independent artitle says t'e
affidavit 'refers to an -action in- dis
trict court' There never was an
actied in dykei i Bget
* ~4OM ,
.r~ i4cist-inib ~ k:dT
ortat. I Im 0.Az.
can born et and all my ane~stors
for seven generations were Amerl- I
can born, and I do believe in our
laws and their enforcement. I do S
believe that if anyone knows of the I
commission of perjury or subordina
tion of perjury, it is his duty- to v
SW 'AR TO A' CO l and I
assist in the ENFORCEMENT of
the criminal laws, instead of yelping 2
like a dog or fo 1ng. the air with
slanaereas statemen t from behind ;at
camoutiage of a sa-led political t
discussion. If one happens to be a
lawyer and especially if he, aspire
to be a prosecuting attorney, I ie
lieve failure to do -so would be un
,pardonable and. he would stand con
victed as a four-flusher. Do I' make
myself clear, Mr. Cook?"
We thought so and moved. We i
Sthen pooeeded to interview Mr. P. I
I B. Murphy and he said:
"Mr. Templeman had a controversy
r with Mr. Vollurm which had arose as
~iempleman had explained." Mr.
i Muphy further said, "that at Tem
Splenfan's request I willingly signed
, an affidavit setting out that the as
. signment of the judgment against
- Smith and Templeman .contained the
r provision that it could be enforced
only against Walter J. Smith, and
I that said provision, after it came to
I Mr. Vollum's hands, was stricken
p out without my knowledge or con
sent. The affidavit was made to as
r sist Mr. Templeman in any way he
y could use it to clear up his land
title. It was true when made and
l any purpose to which it was put or
| may be put does not change that
o fact. I heartily agree with Mr.
). Fempleman that all the laws should
!- be vigorously enforced and it is the
b clear duty of anyone who believes
P- that perjury has been committed to
3, swear to a complaint and assist in
o the prosecution of the offender. In
- so doing, they have my consent and
e best wishes. Get busy, lir. Bowler,
e and if Mr. Vollum thinks as Bowler,
I. get busy Mr. Vollum.
When asked if he would sue the
Independent for .damages, Mr. Mur
phy said: "I have not decided. I
know pedple who will not be influ
enged by this article and from what
inquiries I have been able to make
so far I believe those who KNOW
Mr. -Bowler will not be influenced. It
will not be likely to do much dam-:
age, besides there is a kind of an
animal which it 9does not pay to
fight. You may kill it off, and even
then get the worst of it!"
We feel that Mr. Murphy has also
made his position clear.
Any reader of The Citizen knows
full well we are no follower of
Townleyism, and most certainly not
are we in favor of any convention
that will endorse socialists, on the
Repubiican" ticket, for public office.
But be that as it may, when such
serious charges as perjury and sub
ordination of perjury are boldly
placed against two of our citizens,
we believe in seeing them given fair
play. The Citizen is not publishing
this with any sold intent to injure
Attorney Vollum in his candidacy
for' county attorney, merely to give
the facts in justice to Messrs. Mur
phy and Templeman, but at that Vol
urn is not above criticism so long as
he is asking the voters to place him
in a public office.
It would seem that 'the Vollum
forces' like'-the Crown Prince, have
started a grand offensive without
reserves, and have landed themselves
into a hole. It sure seems to be
'Gen Bowler's move,' and he must
either furnish evidence of his charges
or retreat. We predict a retreat.
Scobey Citizen.
Miss Effie Cornelius, of Flaxville,
and Miss Agnes Amundson, of Min
neapolis, are visiting with Mrs. S.
SMr. Sorby and Miss ý. -E. *Lind
green, of Flaxville, were Redstone
visitors Wednesday evening.
-Jack Wagner was a Plentywood
v'visitor Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Attor, accompa
iled by Mrs. Nina Farland, candi
date for county superintendent of
schools, were and gave this oicee
a pleasant call Thursday.
Wna. Schlewits, Lloyd Carter, Hen
Wi. eblewita aived Friday at
J rR Wis.
2# ý
FastR 3MM Sea. .Co. to Mrs.
Nettie E. )tl . 'St deed
gen, wqtratY 44 't9, block 4,
Erick Ericksoa to Ci St. Scobey,
warranty deed, lots 8and 4, S 1-$
NW 1-4, 2-8448.
C. F. and Mike May to J. J. Swit
zer, warranty deed, SE 1-4, 5-2847.
J. B. Switzer to Emily F. May,
warranty deed, part lots 9 and 10,
block 37, Wolf Point.
Thos. LaRoque to Emina Nason,
warranty deed, SE 1-4, 9, NE 1-4,
ýJ. L. Hatfield to. Nels Sundvold,
warranty deed, lots 17 and 18, block
10, Froid.
J. F. Linderman to J. S. and J. R.
McMurdy, warranty deed, lot 15,
block 6, Scobey\
U. S. A. to Anna Bond, patent,
y SE 1-4, 22, NE 1-4, 27-36-51.
Chas. R. Trinder, to Bertha A.
Kepler, warranty deed, lot 10, sec.
- 29-28-53.
a City St. Culb. to Diniea Higgins,
Swarranty deed, lots- 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 1
t. 28-54.
Gustav Oie to J. W. Bogart, war
d ranty deed, lot 7, block 1, Oie's Add.,
d Scobey.
- Chas. H. Leever to C. B. Bull, war
n ranty deed, W 1-2 SE 1-4, E 1-2
- SW 1-4, 29, E 1-2 NW 1-4, SW 1-4
- NE 1-4, 32-34-52.
le C. B. Bull to Alfred C. Leever,
d warranty. deed, E 1-2, 21-35-52.
d U. S. A. to Joe Wagoner, patent,
ir N 1-2 SE 1-4, SW 1-4 NE 1-4, SE 1-4
Lt NW 1-4, NE 1-4 SW 1-4, lot 6, sec. 7
r. 36-52; E 1-2 SE 1-4, 1-36-51.
Ld U. S. A. to Daniel J. Whitaker,
ie patent, SW 1-4 NE 1-4, SE ,1-4
!s NW 1-4, N 1-2 SW 1-4, 10-36-54.
to U. S. A. to Annie E. Whitaker,
in patent, W 1-2 SW 1-4, 3, E 1-2
in SE 1-4, SE 1-4 NE 1-4, 4,. W 1-2
id NW 1-4, NE 1-4 NW 1-4, 10-36-54.
r, U. S. A. to Tillman S. Herried,
r, patent, NE 1-4 SE 1-4, S 1-2 SE 1-4,
11, NE 1-4, 14, NW 1-4 SW 1-4, 12
le 36-47.
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W farm press and the Big Biz city
it newspapers are fighting them.
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