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toiical Library Hi' jTEA© THE WOOL GROWERS INSTITUTE AT RLENTYWOOD, MONDAY, NOVEMBER FIFTH THE PRODUCERS NEW? #!%di'cebs IS 2.0««. ■ PAGE MEMBERS OF THE FEDERATED PRESS STORIES YOU DON'T GET IN OTHER PAPERS ten s of Sheridan County A PAPER OF THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE PLENTYWOOD. SHERIDAN COUNTY. MONTANA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5. 1923 Continuing Plenty wood Pioneer Press: Vol. 9, No. 9 Continuing the Outlook Promoter Sheridan County News and Dooley Sun 26 VI, No. DTE IN OKLAHOMA CRUSHES WALTON „ 1 MAJORITY FOR LEG1S 1 lative inquiry of acts irNORE GOVERNOR'S ULTIMATUM .r AINSI BALLOT AND THREATS OF USING KrY WHICH FAIL TO MATERIALIZE; EN SKic COMPLETE VICTORS WITH COUNT EARLY TODAY 142,896 TO 36,237. NS nr Citv, Okla., Oct. 3.—Re h . Wednesday from Tues datêwide election showed that ' Stional amendment authonz i Se legislature to convene t in ider impeachment charg ent state officials had been car tremendous majority, de • ' proclamation issued by Gov Jton that no election should Uahoma 'ma 000.000 soldiers' bonus meas iS!'defeated, as were also two constitutional amendments, one JZ the state t0 refund depos 1 In failures of state banks and providing death compensation 7 i state industrial laws, tnidni^t, with virtually half the iarocunted for. the measure was Swining fully the lead of 5 to 1 it cned with the tabulation of first • - LEAD INCREASES Although the rural vote was pro nonatelv lighter than in the cities and the total estimated vote result, holding £ lessened somewhat as a hr legislature proposal i ratio established early m the morn k At midnight, 1,361 precincts had Led a total of 142,896 for the \\ as edicine Lake Far ^ mer Commits Suicide (PONDENT OVER FINANCES AND DEATH OF DAUGHTER, OLIVER H. CARTMELL OF MEDl CINE LAKE SHOOTS SELF WITH SHOTGUN. AND FOUR CHILDREN ARE DESTITUTE A'eanesday evening word was re pp«! by Coroner Nelson to come to None Lake where the dead body of Nr H. Cartmell lay at his farm, F* ami one-half miles east of that [Accompanied by County Attorney pit *n the Coroner immediately left p the scene of the dead man's rash f A'pon arriving there, they found p Mr. Cartmell had shot his head prly off with a single barreled shpt p which from all appearances had r® Placed with the muzzle under- I P-" the chin and the trigger pulled L *he toe of his right foot. U 5e dead man left a note explain nA- reasons for committing the P®act. and said that he was de CmL ° Ver bard conditions F 1 ; h* considered insurmontable P ".anted to join his daughter, ppn of about 12 years of age who P* a lew months ago after being r^ by a horse). He asked that he P ried beside the body of his dead P* ter and to not go to the expense Li Ivu 3 ' Re a l ÿ ° advised his wife LI l en to leave the farm and F*» east. 17^ deceased left his wife and chil kv P ^ tlcal, y destitute and it is a ► H? Case ' n d^ed. •inL^I ni ¥ of tlte day of the dieted death, Mrs. Cartmell left to k*. WL GROWERS MEETING AT PLENTYWOOD, NOVEMBER 5111. BE held in connection with CORN SHOW and community fair—three reel movie -HOWS MANUFACTURE OF WOOL INTO CLOTH. A W, at wi n S ® VVe ?v meetin K will be ■ - : November 5, start Wt ' r ^ r* „fu J he meeting will IM R ' M Millin, Live hj \i' p*' State College. Boze Wooi'vv J ' 1 FaWcett of the Na wv f r^ house > a nd Storage ^b°o t C Ä- . TMs meeting •in a bv tll îi' bemp P ut on over ÎCf of' r 17c Montana Extension *» of fSSl n - , Last year the meetintrV ™? 8h eep attended that it J* * he , y , were 80 pop &v ners f nt P< i Cte<1 tha t this year 1'^ner shepn n 1 a m ^^ on and IA Mniin Z ?p !Î ttend - " arid corn on , the values ^ *ith aiihîr £ e<1 on ttle Ofln a *i faIfa ha y> as well ** Mr vnr on Montana sheep ^""»Parati^ Rn t Wl J 3,80 discuss and tï ° f feedin S bay wie cost of various lï measure to 36,237 against. While this number of precincts does not represent half the actual number of 2,837 in the state, it is believed to be fully half the number in which votes were cast. Cimarron and Harper, with 12 and 30 precincts respectively, no election was held, because supplies failed to arrive from the state election board and in many other counties individual polling places did not open because of mis understandings growing out of con flicting orders from the governor, the attorney general and the state elec tion board. These missing precincts, combined with the late returns from the countrw which were lighter than expected, served to reduce the early estimate of total vote of 450,000 made by anti Walton political leaders. The light country vote was attribu ted in circles favorable to the gover nor as indicating a general observance the part of the rural population of the governor's proclamation barring the election. But opponents of the ex ecutive were inclined to believe that rains which fell in scattered sections of the state were mainly instrumental in keeping the voters at home. In two counties, a on Homestead to look after some bus and her husband accompanied mess her as far as the gate on horse back and then turning rode in the opposite direction. Apparently after seeing wife pass out of sight and the children being in school he returned the house and getting his shotgun went out in back of a shed where he took his life. The body was discovered Billy Cook, who had come over with Gus Grothause and Joe Fredericks after a stove, and who was searching for a part of it when he came across the dead body of the man. He im mediately notified the county author ities as above mentioned and they took charge of the body on their arrival. The deceased was buried in the Med icine Lake cemetery Thursday. Oliver H. Cartmell was bom Janu ary 12, 1880 in Whiteborn county, In diana, and came to North Dakota in After residing in that state 12 vears he came to Kremlin, Mon tana where he resided until 1919» when he moved to Homestead, Montana. The deceased had just moved froni his farm near Homestead onto the Fred Nelson farm when he committed the rash act. Besides his wife and four children, the deceased leaves a father and moth who live at Monticello, Ind. 1905. er other feeds. He will also talk on the effect of various amounts of feed dur ing the breeding season, and the value of wool from different lines of breed ing. . . Mr. C. J. Fawcett will explain the valuable characteristics of wool from different lines of breeding. A number of fleeces representing the wool from Corriedale, Columbia, Rambouillet, Hampshire, Shropshire, and various cross breeds will be on exhibit, There will be a three reel movie showing the various processes of man ufacturing wool into cloth. All phases of sheep raising will be discussed at this meeting. Tins is the only meeting cheduled by the Sta Extension Department on this branch and the sheep men and others inter ested in sheep from Shendan, Daniels and Roosevelt, arc invited to attend this meeting. GERMANY'S SURRENDER TO FRANCE COMPLETE CALL ISSUED FOR FORMATION OF FARMER-LABOR PARTY BOOTLEGGER AT MEDICINE LAKE IS ARRESTED PLEADS GUILTY BEFORE JUDGE COMER AND IS FINED $200. FRANK ANDERSON Frank Anderson, acting as a lone agent, was arrested by Sheriff Salis bury and County Attorney Erickson, after his premises at Medcine Lake had been searched and a quantity of liquor had been unearthed by the of ficers. Mr. Anderson at first plead not guilty and was bound over to the dis trict court, but after thinking it over had a change of heart and appeared before Judge Comer and plead guilty to violating the State Prohibition laws and was fined $200 which he paid. pnAnilfCDC NEWS rlvUUUULIu) llDnu ABSORBS PRESS * Takes Over Mailing List, Good * ♦ Will, and Printing Contract. * FARMERS PAPER NOW COUN- * ♦ TY PAPER. * Monday afternoon, after about * * a months' negotiations, a deal was * * closed between the Producers * * News and the Plenty wood Pioneer * * Press, whereby Jos. F. Dolin, sold * * the mailing list, good will, and * * legality of that paper to the Peo * pies Publishing Company. * * The Board of County Comis * sioners Monday afternoon placed * * a resolution upon the minutes re * Heving Mr. Dolin of the printing ^ * contract, and immediately entered * * into a contract with the Peoples * Publishing Company, to do the * * county printing and to be the of- * * ficial paper. The Producers News * in fact took over Mr. Dolin's con- * * tract, entering into an agreement * * with the county to do the printing * * on the same terms as Mr. Dolin * * had been doing it. * * Mr. Dolin will dispose of his * machinery whereever he can, piece * * by piece. He is also trying to dis- * * pose of his paper at Scobey, * * the Daniels County Leader. It is * rumored that Mr. Neumie Scott, * the former Foreman of the Pion * eer Press may buy that paper. * * Mr. Dolin will remain in Plen- * * tywood and vicinity closing up his * affairs until about the first of the in the * affairs until about the first of the * year, when he will locate in the * printing business at some other * * plflCC* * The Producers News will be * * sent to the subscribers of the * * Pioneer Press until those sub- * * scriptions expire. It will also ool * lect all of the money due on back * * subscriptions for that paper. ******* *** STRAND-HUNTER CAUGHT IN THE SHERIFFS NET PROPRIETORS OF POOL HALL AT RESERVE PAY FINES FOR SELLING INTOXICATING LI qUORS-GIVEN SIX MONTHS SUSPENDED SENTENCE. It was a sad day for Messrs. Strand and Hunter of Reserve when two strangers casually entered their place of business and asked for the drop that cheers, last Saturday morning. accomodation they gave the strangers a bracer or two and also some to take along in case they got dry along the road. But alas, as they watched the auto turn around with (Continued on page Ten) As an PLANS MADE TO FORM NEW PARTY IN MON TANA AT GREAT FALLS, OCTOBER 23RD. PROMINENT FARMER-LAB0R1TES SIGN CALL WILL FORMULATE PLATFORM, ELECT PROVISION AL OFFICERS AND MAKE DEFINITE PLANS FOR ORGANIZATION. MONTANA PARTY ALREADY IS A REALITY The latter part of last week a Call signed by twenty-seven prominent Farmers and Labor leaders was issued and broadcasted over the state calling delegates to a conference at Great Falls on Tuesday, October 23, when a Farmer-Labor Party for Montana will be formally launched, if aU laid plans materialize. Among the signers of the Call is Sen. J. W. Anderson of Richland County, Sen. Jasper Haaland, Jr., of Liberty County, both old Nonpartisan League Members of the Senate, Hon. Clair Stoner, member of the house from Sheridan County for two terms and who is the present Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Nonpartisan League for the state of Montana, and influential leader among the farmers of the state, J. J. Coplis, labor member of the House from Butte, Wm. F. Dunne, prominent Montana Labor Leader, former labor member of the House, from Butte, and present editor of the Butte Bulletin, and Sen. Charles E. Taylor of Sheridan County, and Charles Whitety, president of the Silver Bow Trades and Labor Council of Butte. Those signing the Call are the outstanding, trusted, tiled and proven leaders of the progressive and so-called radical forces in Montana, and it seems certain that with this leadership that the party at once becomes a formidable political factor in Montana from the very start. ORGANIZERS NOW AT WORK The organizers of the Farmer-Labor Party are now going in to the field. They are very optimistic. The membership fees for the party per year is three dollars. The Provisional Secretary of the Party, Agricultural Division, is Wm. Moe, former County Superintendent of Schools of Sheridan County. A state organ will be launched about the first of the year according to plans now laid. PARTY IS POPULAR The response to the Farmer-Labor Party is very good, and Sen. Taylor of Sheridan County predicts that the entire member ship of the old Nonpartisan League will join the new party en masse. * * * * MANY MILES CITY SIGNERS Many of the prominent Labor Leaders of Miles City signed the Call as well as the Leaders of Butte. BUTTE LABOR COUNCIL ENDORSES The Butte Trades and Labor Council at the last regular meet ing a week ago Tuesday, unanimously endorse the Farmer-Labor Party idea and elected a delegate to the conference. The Butte Bulletin reports the action of the Trades and Labor Council as foUows: Endorsement of a call for a farmer-labor political conference signed by 27 active trade-unionists and members of farmers' or ganizations and unanimous action for the sending of a delegate to Great Falls, October 23, the passage of strong resolutions denounc ing the interference with free speech and assemblage by the city authorities and the appointment of a committee to interview the mayor on the matter, ratification of the new wage of the Retail Clerks calling for a 25 per cent advance featured the last regular session of the Silver Bow Trades and Labor Council Tuesday evening. WHEAT POOL CONTRACT WILL BE ENFORCED * Arthur Rueber, local repre- * * sentative for the Montana Wheat * * Growers Association today said * * that many members of the Wheat * * Growers Association seemed to be * * under the impression that the con- * * tract for delivery to the Associa- * * tion would not be enforced. This * * Mr, Rueber said, is a mistake, * the contract will be enforced, * * and that those who have violated * * their contract will be given an * * opportunity to settle at the rate * of 25 cents per bushel for all * wheat sold outside the Associa * tion * He quoted a letter from Mr. * Strawman, Manager of the As * sociation as follows: * In reference to our attitude * toward members wio fail to de * liver their wheat beg to advjfee * that we contemplate starting ac * tion against all members who fail * to deliver to the Association for * the recovery of liquidated damag * es of 25 cents per bushel." * that the Mr. and Mrs. Warren Smith arrived in Plentywood last Monday from Wolf Point. They will visit at the home of Mrs. Smith's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Goodman of this city. Pat Daugherty Shoots Anton Kott At Poplar COMMISSIONERS MET . ON LAST MONDAY Commissioners Ibsen, Tyler, and Lun deen met last Monday at the Court House at a regular meeting of the Board of County Commissioners and took care of routine business such as passing claims, etc. The outstanding feature of the meeting was the award ing of the County Printing contract to the Producers News. The Commissioners are said to be contemplating some action to recover the county money from the Shendan County State Bank, as it seems that the Beisekers are not making any ef 1 fort to repay this money and the re cent closing of the local institution ♦'has called for immediate action. PRESIDENT EBERT SOCIALIST, DECREES MILITARY DICTATORSHIP ALL POWER VESTED IN MINISTER OF DEFENSE ARMED FORCES IN COMBAT WITH STARVING MASSES—FASCISTI OFFENSES IN BAVARIA. Berlin, Germany, Sept. 28.—The coalition of the German social-demo crat party in the government with the parties of the bankers and industrial ists is bearing its deadly fruit at last. All pretense of democracy has been abandoned and the starving disillus ioned German workers are now con fronted with the full armed forces the rich. Gigantic strikes have been brought out in the industrial centers and spreading. In Bavaria a Fascista gov ernment has been proclaimed under COMMUNITY FAIR AT OUTLOOK OCTOBER 17 Business Men, Assisted By County Agent Ostby Making Preparation For Big Day When Farmers Bring In Their Prize Com, Vegetables And Poultry—Valuable Prizes Will Be Given To Winners. WINNERS WILL EXHIBIT AT PLENTYWOOD Wednesday^ October 17th will be a big day in Outlook, when the farmers of that prosperous community gather together in that city with the best that they have raised the past season in the way of vegetables, etc., and the women bring in their pride in the line of canned goods and poultry. The business men of Outlook are taking a great deal of interest in this exhibit and are offering very substan tial prizes to the winners in the dif ferent classes of farm products. A very fine list of speakers on farm topics has been arranged for the day, consisting of J. O. Tretsven, Montana State College Livestock Specialist; Chris Johnson, of the Dairy Division at Salt Lake City, Utah, and M. P. Ostby, County Agent of Sheridan LOCAL MEN SERVE AS SOLDIERS'EM PLOYMENT BUREAU WILL FIND SUITABLE POSITIONS FOR EX-SOLDIERS WHO HAVE BEEN WOUNDED AND HAVE NOW FIT THEMSELVES FOR SPECIAL WORK. S. E. Paul, F. N. C. C. Johnosn, Huff and Jack Bennett, representing the Commençai Club, and Ralph Lund, Nels Johnson and Henry Leverenz, rejresenting the American Legion, have been appointed to serve upon local cooperating employment com mittee to assist the U. S. Veterans' Bureau in placing rehabilitated dis abled war veterans. The creation this a city Tuesday of Leif Fredericks, chief of the Bureaus' Employment Division in this state. According to Mr. Fredericks the FARMERS QUARREL ENDS IN SHOOTING OF AGED POPLAR CITIZEN—BELIEVED TO BE DYING AT W1LLISTON HOSPITAL. DAUGHERTY FORMERLY OF MEDICINE LAKE Last Monday Pat Daugherty, well known in Poplar, and Medicine Lake, where for several years he acted as meat cutter in a meat market in the latter town, shot Anton Kotts, old time resident of the Poplar country, with a shot gun inflicting wounds which are said to be fatal, according to reports coming from Poplar Thurs day morning. The fatal shot passed through the right lung and the wounded man was leadership of Adolph Hitler, significant and indicative of the fear of a workingclass revolution on the part of the Stinnes-social-democrat government that the military dictat orship has been extended to all parts of Germany by proclamation of res ident Ebert instead of rallying the entire force of the German organized labor movement against the Bavarian Fascisti. The orders to cease all passive re sistance against the French in the (Continued on Page Seven) It is Cotmty. These speakers are special ists in their line and have devoted their energies to the raising of the standard of livestock, grain and other farm products, and no doubt will have sonîe very interesting things to say on their respective subjects. Rooms in the old Korth building have been secured for the exhibits and it is thought that the room will be filled to capacity by the various ex hibitors in the Outlook community. Following is the list of Corn, Can ning and Vegetables on which prizes will be given at the Outlook Commun ity Fair: CORN Suitable prizes will be given for, Best Dent Corn, dozen ears. (Continued on Page Seven) COUNTY SEAT CASE EXTEND OVER MONTH END NOT YET IN SIGHT IN WOLF POINT-POPLAR CASE; MORE WITNESSES CALLED. Poplar, Oct. 4.—The Poplar-Wolf Point county seat contest case has taken an entire month so far, with no immediate prospect of a finish. Friday afternoon, Attorney Earnest Walton of Bainville was a witness for the defendant, as was also Mrs. Bonedson and Mrs. Provost. So much of the testimony of Bain ville witnesses has concerned Mr. Powers that Judge Horkau remarked last week that he whuld "like to see this bird Powers on the stand.'' He had his desire Saturday when Powers was called by the defendant. This quiet man, who in answer to questions a of related that he was interested Bainville banks, cashier in :*ne of them, president of the bank at Medi last rushed to the Williston Hospital where no hope is held out for his recovery. It seems that Daugherty and Kotts had had difficulties for some time in regard to a farm which Daugherty had rented from Kopps and it finally resulted in the above shooting. Daugherty was arrested and is now in jail. He will be turned over to the Richland county authorities and no doubt will be held without charge pending the condition of Mr. Kotts.