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Daily Pioneer Press carries across the eight columns of aro_ ast follows: ta Pthern dividend reduc ias depresing effect on rail shares. few months Great e pas has taken ouite a fall S int around the nine r •ov Gventy-six and five eat eeda on the stock market. t eorthern has paid divi since 1880, and since 1898 has i per cent dividend continu even through the lean years and ,nve* By curtailing opera 9panidurg the depression in in es20 and 1921 they came h and earned the 7 per cent di dh Now, after one of the larg ng years since 1917, it is necesesari to cut the dividend to eent.after a twenty-three year of continuous 7 per cent divi This is not all, for in some a' high as eight million dollars n turned back into the proper extensions and betterments af dividend was paid. Directors, in their statement to appointed stockholders, make sin part as follows: A large part of the disap tment in 1922 earnings was to the shortage of equipment ly beyond Grea't Northern trol because so many cars held in the East at the time year when shippers in our ter ry desired to move their pro and when the railway com y could have moved freight to best advantage." * does not tally or coincide with blished reports made by Execu d Operating Officials periodical g the past five months of the en's strike, where every state carried the assertion that THE LOADINGS on the line greatly ed that of last year and of The fact of the matter is that loaded on the line, if moved at oved very slowly and in trains ut half the tonnage that en would be Able to move in 192t. mpany (lid not have the loco to move the business they ve, and those that were in ser ere in such run down condition the strike, that they failed ut to handle anything like the ton they were built to handle. Great Northern's determination the shopmen's organizations, refusal to meet with them or representatives, their false pre that the strike is broken or lost, attitude that they will deal only the strikers as individuals and each man whom they take back service must first renounce ion with all labor irganizations ake application and become a r of the Great Northern's Com YAN LIOUOR SCLOSED BY GOVERNMENT van, Sask., Dec. 26.-With ads of dollars worth of liquor remaining in the export ware in this province, the proprietors to face losses mounting into ds of dollars, as a result of laces formally closed as legal ions. The shut down of the export houses was ordered un temperance amendment act of which provided that the gov t may declare illegal the ex f liquor from any province pass an order-in-council requesting action. ing snow storms and bad roads ted runners from the United and points in the dominion assisting in unloading, the sup Propreitors made frantic ef to move the spirits in every describable, but still large ties remn:ain. of the liquor that was taken rom the warehouses, it is t here, is cached at convenient along the boundary line, where sily accessible from the states, hich, when the roads open again prting, may be smuggled to Min it Chicago, Omaha and other cities. licensed liquor export houses were established along the bor hen the immense profits to be from the illicit traffic attracted rers to the fields, were affect the closing order. These houses ted, two in Regina, three in n and one in Moose Jaw. had about 65,000 gallons, con mostly of hard liquors, in ,arehouses or stored in bond, Stice of the formal closing or given by the government, tak -e December 16. Ockers are permitted to keep Stocks in government ware or a period of two years, and hem have taken the advant t privilege in the hope that oe two years is up, the people toas will have voted to re d l systan of dealing with drastic than absolute pro pany Organization, is showing its re sult on the finances of the Company. Rather than settle the strike with its men. it has ,spent mile lions of dollars employing guards by the hundreds. Thousands . of men and boys have been pack ed into its shops, boarded free for a long period and in many cases have been paid double and triple what they would have had to pay to their striking employes who are experienced and compet ent mechanics. This is not the end of the Great Northern's difficulties, however. Thous ands of it's most experienced me chanics are still on strike and they are generally the ones who were long est in it's employ. They are determin ed to stay away from the property unless a settlement is reached with full recognition of their Trades Union organizations, which these men have been affiliated with all of their lives, some as long as 35 years. Some, com paratively few, mechanics have given up the fight and have returned to the service with rancor-in their hearts to ward the Company, and this smoul dering hate toward a Company that has forced them to- relinquish their union affliations, breeds ill for the class of service they will give. The demoralized service that the Company is giving can only go on to worse as time passes. Locomotive long overdue for shopping and neces sary repairs Will continie to deterio rate and the transportation problem for the next year will be even worse than it is at the present time. The American Public is a long suffering one, but when awakened will strike in it's might, as the recent election rc - suits prove. Railroad maangement puts up a big huie and cry when consolidation or public ownership or control is broach ed, but' the present attitude of the management indicates that they are blind to the fact that their competent men are finding employment On roads that have settled or in other indus tries, that their power will soon be in almost irreparable condition, that the losses of business nov.T being turned by shippers to other goads may, become more or less permanent and that a settlement of the strike much longer deferred may result in a form of Government Operation-or control that will- eliminate the graft and guarantee that they welched from the treasury during the World's War period. The Public should realize the importance of the issue. Labor cannot be crushed and although sometimes it experiences setbacks and oppression, the service due the Public rests on the shoulders of Labor and when adequate ser vice is demanded by the Public it will find that after all Labor has asked for very little in return for that service. PRESENT BOARD OF CO. COMMISSIONERS MEET FOR LAST TIME The County Commissioners rmet Thursday December 28th' in special meeting called for reading of minutes of previous meeting, to take up road and bridge matters, county poor, of ficers reports, claims against Sheri dan county or any unfinished business necessary to the proper dispatch of the regular county business. This is the last session that the present county commissioners will hold, as January 1st Charley Lun deen of Outlook will take his seat as county commissioner. Many people are wondering what kind of a game will be played by Jud before he retires. Just one more chance to help his friends. The tax payers are watching for it and we do not think they will be disappointed. We are glad the time is close to bid Jud a fond good bye and congratulate him on his efforts to please la .friends no matter what the cost to tie'counity. KITZENBERGS GIVE AWAY FINE PRIZES Last Saturday, December 23 at 10 o'clock p. m., The Kitzenberg Millin ery and Ready-to-Wear store was the scene of an anxious crowd awaiting to see who won the valuable prizes in the drawing which was held at that place. Ernest Holt and Lida Chalmers were chosen judge and the first number drawn was on a fine coaster wagon. No. 8 being the number and Mrs. L Dunlava was the lucky winner. The next drawing was on a beautiful doll cab, the number drwn being 281, and Mrs. Dr. Storkan holding the winning number. The final drawizig was on the toy piano and the interest was intense as the lucky number 10' was drawn and Mrs. Albina Pickett won the piano. All- the liMiky winners now have their gifts az d all are sat istied including Mrs.itbert, ho enjoyed a splendid tomis4 ,urig he. Christmas holidays. Cleaning Off the Slate \ . TeL 41~ SHERIDAN COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES LEAVE FOR HELENA This week saw the various repr° sentatives and senators from north eastern Montana making their way to the state capital, where they will spend the next two months making laws for the people of the state. We believe we are right when we say for the people because it is our honest belief that northeastern Montana has never before been represented by as large a number of representatives who will work for the people and not the big vested interests of the state as we have this year. Wednesday Representative Stoner left for Helena, going by the way of Lewistown, where he will transact some business. He expects to arrive in Helena Friday morning. Mr. Stoner goes with the firm determina tion of accomplishing something this session as he was unable to do what he would liked to have done two years ago on account of the number of reac tionaries pitted against him. Aage Th. Larsen of Dagmar left Friday of this week and will be ready to go to work at the capital Saturday. He was accompanied by Mrs. Larsen and the children. Mr. Larsen will make a strong mdmber in the lower house of the regislature for the peo ple and the copper crowd will have another enemy to their taxation sys tem which leaves the farmer to pay more than his just share. He will be strong for the Dixon taxation pro gram. Senator Charles E. Taylor left Wed nesday, accompanied by Mrs. Taylor and children and Mrs. Claire Stoner and baby son and daughter Lucille. Mrs. Stoner remained over a day in order to go with the Taylor family as it was necessary for Mr. Stoner to go such a round about way to get to Helena. A large crowd was at the depot to see Sheridan county's representatives off and all will now be looking for the weekly letter telling us how they do things in Helena. 100 PER CENTER 'PLEADS GUILTY A. J. Markuson, poo. hall man of Raymond, who was arrested Tuesday, December 19th and brought before Judge L. S. Olson, but ¶ho pleaded "riot guilt3y" and demandled a trial, chaiged his mind after thinking the matter over and came into Judge 01 son's court last Wednesday and plead guilty to operating a slot mchine, or in other words a gambling devise. The judge imposed a fine of $100 on Markuson which was paid. Mr. Markuson during the campaign and in the general walks of life does not think much of the Nonpartisan league and like a great many others in that class put themselves up as 100 per cent Americans as against the bolsheviks, socialists and' other imagined foes. to our. country. Those. who make their living by filching from 1 others without giving them full value in, return fog their money are gener ally found to be in this class. "'TRUTH IN FABRIC" BILL MAKES WAY INTO THE SENATE Washinigtoti, Dec. 26&--avorable rmport was ordered by tbe senate in ters'ate commerce committee today of Capper "tnruth in fabric" bill to re jsire ,manufacturers of woolen cloth or garmnts to mark the Perc1tages i' hr lfir piroducet. TERMS OF COURT SET FOR COMING YEAR Following are the dates set fdr terms of court in the Twentieth Ju dicial district by Judge C. E. Comer and also Naturalization dates for the year 1923: Daniels County January 16th. April 17th. July 17th. October 16th. Roosevelt County March 20th. June 19th. September 18th. December 18th. Sheridan County February 20th. May 22nd. August 14th. November 13th. NATURALIZATION DAYS Daniels County April 6th, 1 p. m. October 5th, 1 p. m. Roosevelt County April 5th, 9 a. m. October 4th, 9 a. m. Sheridan County April 9th, 9 a. m. October 8th, 9 a. m. LAW AND MOTION DAYS Daniels County First and Third. Wednesdays of Each Month. Roosevelt County Second and Fourth Wednesdays of each Month. Sheridan County First and third Saturday of each Month. CHRISTMAS PROGRAM AT CHURCHES LUTHERAN CHURCH The Lutheran Sunday school cele brated its Christmas on Friday eve. the 22nd. The features weei a Chri.t ma: tree and progtam 'y the Sun d0ay school. The evening was etxy:yed by 'the large and appreciative audi ence Thanks are du, to the superin tendent and teachne s of the Su:>day school, for this prora:t . Miss Lillian Gunderson gave some vocal selections, Neta and Margaret Hanisch ar.d Fd na Kaiser also assisted in the musical part of the program. We owe thanks likewise to all who donated towards the Christmas tree and who besides contributed to the collection taken for the charities of our church body. We dare say that the program was in pro per keeping with the sacred and lof ty nature of the Christmas festivaL Services in Plentywood on New Years Day at 7:30 p. m. EVANGELICAL CHURCH The Evangelical Sunday School held their Christmas program Saturday ev ening, the 23rd. The children and young people taking part in the ex ercises rendered their talents with credit to them. Santa made his yearly appearance at the close of the exercises and the children as well as the older ones en joyed his visit and he didn't forget to bring gifts nor his well filled bags for the Sunday School children and visiting tots. An offering was lifted to help some other little tots have a Merry Christ mas who otherwise would not have had any, and are pleased to say, they were not forgotten. "Let .us not be weary in well doing, for in due sea~ son we shall reap if we faint not" CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH The Christmas program waes given on Sudav evehi. at the tiinal urBch he form of and pantomine. The' Christmas story was read by Rev. Boone while the children of the Sunday School acted the parts in pantomime. Appropriate Christmas music was sung by the choir and children as the theme of the story demanded. The program was given in five scenes. The first two scenes were the appearing of the angel to Mary and Joseph foretelling the birth of Christ. Then came the announcement to the shepherds by the angel. The third was the scene of King Herold and the wise men. The fourth scene was the Nativity with the arrival, of the shepherds, then the wise men guided by the star and fin ally the coming of the children. The main characters were: Vera Collins as the angel, Marie Riba as Mary, Marion Mitchell as Joseph and Mr. E. T. Mitchell as Herod. They were all in appropriate costumes and the col ored lighting effect added very much to the program. After the panto mime came the Christmas tree and the treat for the children.'. At the end, the scene of Mary, the Babe and the angel was again enacted while the audience sahg one verse of Silent Night. The program was a little dif ferent from any ever given in Plen tywood and seemed to be thoroughly enjoyed by every one present. HOVEN ARTICLE WAS MISTAKE * There Has Been No Trial, No * Conviction, and No Sentence. * The article in Producers News * last week which said that Ole' E. * S-loven had been convicted of a * * charge in the Federal Court at * l irot in October, seems to be a * mistake. The art Je was takcn * from the Fargo Co.rier News of D.ecember 17th, and was supposed " to ha, e been accurate. Mr. Hov-* * en says that he was -alled to Mi- * * not for trial November 10th, and * that the trial di I not occur, nor * * wer" there any con'viction or trial, * bur the Hoven c1Lse was set ov r.,' the term, and the argument as * reno rcd, must h:, :e been an ar- * gument of Mr. Sin.ilers to qu'as. * * the indictmeil: as cnc of the in- * dictments were cut'lhed at the * * at Minot in November. Mr. Hov\ * * en says that there has been no * * trial and no conviction and no * * sentence. * * The Producers News regrets that * * the article app-eaed but the same * * was published in good faith. MELLON IS NAMED IN SUIT FOR TAX Pittsburgh, Dec. 22.-Statements of claim, naming Andrew W. Mellon, secretary of the treasury, and 17 oth er prominent residents of Pittsburgh. were filed in United States district court yesterday by Warren H. Van kirk, special assistant United States attorney, seeking to recover $488,953. The government charges the 'sum is due as income tax on a ptock dividend which the Gulf Oil corporation declar ed in 1913. Praeipes were filed in these cases in 1919. Collection of $231,666 from A. W. Mellon and $226,684 from R. B. Mel lon ,local banker, is sought. The oth er claims are comparatively small. BODIE-MEAD A very home like wedding occurred at the Congregational parsonage last week, when B. F. Bodie and Hazel E. Mead were united in marriage by Rev. Boone. The parents of the bride and Mr. and Mrs. Fairchilde and Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Mead and little daughter composed the bridal party. Mr. Mead, a brother to the bride, and wife, act ed as best man and bridesmaid. The bridal party came from the Mead home near Antelope .whence they re turned on the afternoon train. The bride and groom will soon leave for a visit with relatives and friends in Minnesota where they formerly lived. About March 1st they expect to re turn home to Mazenod, Canada, where the groom owns a farm. FIREBURNSSTORE AT ANTELOPE BIG GENERAL STORE OWNED BY HENDRICKSON, AND ONSTAD DESTROYED BY FIRE SATUR DAY MORNING DEC. 16TH. The village of Antelope was visited by another distastrous fire Saturday morning when the large general store known as the Hendrickson Store was burned to the ground, causing a sev eral thousand dollar loss. The fire is thought to have been started from an overheated stove as the cold snap at that time of the fire had kept the staves going to the lim it. The fire was discovered at about 1:00 in the morning andlthe citizens of Antelop made a strong fight to save something from the flames but to little avail. The loss is a heavy one to Mr. Hen drickson and Mr. Onstad, coming es pecially at the height of the Christ maas season when large sales were in order and when a large suppl3y of Christmas articles were on hand. It is not known whether Mr. Hen drickson will rebuild or not; but he is seriously considering the same. BAND TO GIVE DANCE AND CON CERT AT ORPHEUM NEW YEARS NIGHT Farmers Club Soon to Have Radio Set Put In Operation Poplar, Dec. 26.-Members of the farmers club in the vicinity of the Tunison school expect soon to have a radio set in operation. The supplies and instruments have been .purchased by John Baldwin and the set will be installed temporary at the Van Dusen farm where he is engaged as caretak er during the winter. Mr. Baldwin is a veteran in the wireless game. Prior to coming to Montana he designed and built one of the largest amateur sending and re ceiving sets in North Dakota and is a licensed wifeless telegraph operator. With this station he kIpt his local farmers club at Finley, N. D., supplied with latest press, news from all parts of the United States. At the outbreak cf the World War his station was ordered dismantled and sealed as were all other amateur wireless stations and it has not been in operation since. Antelope Boys Win Again From Medicine Lake Boys Antelope Independent: The boys and girls teams journeyed to Medicine Lake Friday night and the result was as the week before on the home floor, the Antelope boys won by a score of 12 to 8 in a harder fought battle than hered And the girls went down to defeat several points behind the fast Lake team. The lineup of the two teams were about the same as the week before. The Antelope boys are developing into a speedy bunch that are making the other towns along the line sit up and take notice. INDUSTRY TAKES BIG DEATH TOLL AMERICAN MACHINERY CLAIMS I 23,000 LIVES AND ABOUT 3,000, 000 VICTIMS IN ONE YEAR. Washington.-Twenty-three thous and killed and 3,000,000 injured in the "peaceful" industries of the United States during one year following the end of the world war is the record compiled and sent broadcast by radio from the United States public health i service. In New York state alone, this of ficial statement says, there were 51, 084 accidents in industry. That means five out of every 100 persons employ ed were either killed or maimed at their work. The loss of life, limb or eyesight to the millions of workers directly in volved does not measure the conse quence of this butchery. To this must be added the thousands, of families left destitute by the loss or perman ent incapacity of breadwinners none of. whom are protected by war risk insurance or soldiers' bonus. "How largely the matter of indus trial accidents enters into the cause of our social ills I am not prepared to state definitely," one investigator for the health service says, "bu• -I am bold to opine that it constitutes one of the largest causes of poverty and consequent dependency." . Accidents caused by careless work ers are comparatively few, the an nouncement states, adding that "in dustry as such is primarily respon sible for many of the risks and dan gersincidental to it. A study of ac cidents during a period of 18 months, made by the industrial commission of Wisconsin, showed that over 25 per cent were caused by machinery, about 20 per cent resulted from some flying object, 13 per cent to falls, 10 per cent to handling objects, 8 per cent from hand tools, etc." A large part of this startling radio bulletin is devoted to explaining how a proper safeguarding of employes by the owners of plants might reduce the toll of killed and injured workers. POLISH PRESiENT IDlIN HIS GRAVE Warsaw, Dec. 22.-Gabriel Naru towicz, president of Poland for two days when he met death by 'an assas sin's bullet, was buried today in a crypt in the cathedral. Cardinal Ka kowski officiated. The services were attended by the new president, the members of the cabinet, the senate and the 'diet and a large- representa tion of diplomats. As the coffin was lowered, all the bells of the city tolled and the presidential salute of 101 guns was fired. Rep. A. T. Larsen Visitor At Antelope Wednesday Mr. Larsen came in to wind up his business acairs making ready to leave for Helena the first of the week with his family to attend next term of the state legislature to which he was .lected member-on November 7th. Mr. Larsen says there is a number of important matters coming up this session and he is going to work for the best interest "of the people of Sheridan Couity.-' On Monday evening, January 1st of the New Year, the people of Plen tywood and for miles. around will b1. given an opportunity to hear a carni val of music given by the Plentywood band composed of 20 pieces. Many different musical instruments will be brought into play, solos, duets, recitals, dance music, etc. The band has been practicing faith fully for the past three months under the able leadership of Harry De Silva. Mr. De Silva has been in Chicago the past four years and has played in big companies and also has had instruc tors of world fame teach him the finer touches of music. It probably would be hard to find any one in the north west more qualified to get the best out of a number of musicians than is Mr. De Silva. The biggest (lance of the season will be given Monday (New Year's) night at the Orpheum Theater, im mediately after the concert. It is now up to the citizens of Plen tywod to get out and support this band. The boys are giving their ser vices free and have worked hard for this event. If a goodly sum of money, can be realized at this recital ,and dance, the people of this city and of all of Sheridan county for that matter will have the enjoyment of hearing band concerts every Saturday night during the summer months. Lets all get out and boost for this worthy cause and have a band that will be an honor and busines asset to Plentywood and Sheridan county. MRS. ANNA SUL T LIVAN DIES The Welliver community was shock ed last Friday by the death of Mrs. Anna F. Sullivan, who passed away" at the Plentywood hospital, Decem ber 22nd. Mrs. Sullivan passed away very suddenly, being ill only a few days. asthma for a good many years and asthma for a god many years and this together with lobular pneumonia was more than the elderly lady's con stitution could withstand. Mrs. Sullivan came with her hus band to Welliver eight years ago and had a store in that community at one time. Mr. Sullivan passed away a few years ago and the deceased has been staying with her daughter, Mrs. Geo. Jackson in the Welliver, country. Those left to mourn the death of this much esteemed lady are Mr. and Mrs. George Jackson of Welliver, Dan iel J. Sullivan of Corning, Iowa, Wm. G. Sullivan, Corning, Ia., Mrs. James K. Bridger, Lennox, Ia., Mrs. Nora Bogart, Tacoma, Wash., Mrs. Ralph Williams, Corning, Iowa. The body of the deceased was ship ped December 25th to Corning, Ia., ac companied by her son, Daniel J. Sul livan; where it will find its last resting place amongst old-time associates and friends. The sympathy of the commuiiity goes to the bereaved ones in their hour of trouble. CARD -OF THANKS We wish to thank the many 14ind friends and neighbors who so kiij1ly assisted us during the sickness find death of our beloved mother. MILLIE JACKSON DAN J. SULLIVAN GEORGE JACKSON LITLE KRANZER BABY PASSES AWAY Maxime Margaret Joyce Kran.:er, the two-months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Kranzer, died ThUrs day .morning at 7:00 o'clock of in flamation of the bowels. The little infant was born in Moose Jaw, Sask., on October 6, 1922 and died December 28th at the home of Mr. Kranzer's- parent :.i this city. The funeral .was held today at 11:00 a. mn. at the Catholic church, Rev. Father Hennessey officiating and the little body will be laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Kranzer have the sympathy of their many friends in this city in their sad bereavement. Hays Is Condemned For Reinstatemenit of Fatty Arbuckle Washington, Dec. 26.-The Nation al Catholic Welfare council, acting on the decision of its motion picture bu reau, will call upon its affiliated orga nizations of Catholic men and womenr "to prevent the showing of Arbuckle films," Chas. A. McMahon, director of the bureau, said in a statement today. Mr. McMahonl, who is also a member of the executive committee on p blic relations organized by Will H. Hays, as president of the National Associa tion of Motion Picture Producers and Distributors, said the bureau "con demns" Mr. Hays' reinstatement of Roscoe C. Arbuckle as a screen-actor. "I fnel that Mr. Hays has misjudged the temper of the American people if he thinks they *ill agree with - .thi action in the Arbuckle case."