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OUT BEAVER FUR VALUED AT $50,000 TREASURE STATE, THOUGH SHORN OF PAST GLORY, STILL FIGURES AS PRODUCER. Oct. 27.—While Montana Helena, long ago dropped from the position she held as a fur producing country the pre- territorial, or even territorial days, she is still contributing some what to the fur trade although her offerings are now confined largely to the pelts of the beaver and the lesser valued coyote. While civilization and the trapper have wiped out the bulk of her fur bearing animals there has been ship ped out of the state during the pres ent calendar year approximately $50, 000 worth of beaver skins, as it is shown by the records in the office of the state fish and game commission. Under the state law which restricts heaver trapping to those holding state permits and which requires the tag ging of every beaver skin taken, there has been registered since January 1, 1023. 4,370 beaver skins. These skins ranged in value from $4 to $20 pci pelt, with an average value of $10. Practically all of these skins have been shipped out of the state, either tbtu puichase by local or eastern fur hous es, or through shipment to some out of-the-state furrier for making up in to garments. Under the existing state law the beaver is protected except in the case where a permit is issued by the state warden to an individual to kill where where the game beaver on his own premises they are doing damage, or beaver are taken by a state trapper acting in the place of the owner of th< jn every instance the pelt must be sent to the office of the state game warden where a metal number tag is attached and a fee of 50 cents collect ed for each bine so registered and tagged. In the time this law has been in effect there have been registered, since January 25, 1922, 7178 beaver When so tagged the beaver can be sold, shipped or traded within I he state, but a special permit must obtained for shipment out of the state All skins found or shipped out of 2 the state in violation of the law or which have not been reported and tagged within 60 days of the expira tion of the permit, are subject to seiz and sale by the state game war. skins be ure den Shipment to market of th(yskins 0 . the muskrat have been very light from the state during the past year as that animal is now under protection until November 1, 1925, except m ca.es where a permit has been issuer, by the game warden on a showing that they arc damaging dams, ditches or reser There are no restrictions upon the trading or sale of the hides of the marten, otter, fox, sable or fisher, pro viding thev are legally taken dunng the open season which extends from November 1 to April 1, following. WHO OWNS THE CAPITALIST PARTIES? î WASHINGTON.—"I don't re- * member how much I contributed ■* to either the Republican or the + * Democratic campaign funds, but # * 1 know I gave to both, said Har * ry Sinclair, testifying before the * senate committee investigating * * his secret private lease of the • * Teapot Dome naval oil reserve. * Sinclair, most spectacular of * all the oil kings since Rockefel * 1er, spoke to the committee 1I V r a * low, silky, rather bored tone. He * gave the impression of a man * willing to forgive this vulgar in * trusion into his private affairs, * because the senators didn't have ^ * any better taste. ♦ * ♦ * For « Protection Against Fire, Lightning, Cy clone, Windstorm Get a POLICY in the NORTH WESTERN NATIONAL For Rates See "Jerry" the lit tle agent. Call or Address G. G. POWELL Plentywood, Mont. • FRENCH WORKERS OPPOSE RI HR • * PARIS.—The council of the * * French General Confederation of * * Labor has passed a resolution, * * saying that at the moment, when * * Germany has ceased passive re- * * sistance and recognized her obli- * * gâtions to make reparation, the * * council demands cessation of mili- * * tary occupation which is ruinous * * for Germany and unprofitable for * * the allies, and asks for the im- * * mediate opening of negotiations. * * ♦ BIG STOCK RUSTLING CASE IS ON AT POPLAR Abe Dale, Well Known in Roosevelt County Tried for Cattle Hustling— Attorneys Howard Lewis of This City and McConnell of Poplar De fending Dale. DALE FOUND NOT GUILTY Poplar, Oct. 25.—Judge Comer op ened the special term of district court here Tuesday, and the entire day Tues day and Wednesday till 3 o'clock were consumed in empaneling a jury. There are four criminal cases and eight civil cases. » The first, a criminal case, is the State against Abe Dale, and concerns 20 head of cattle which were stolen from Mrs Anna Hartkopf, a woman living north of Brockton. Abe Dale is accused of offering a price for the cat tle to Bennie Burshia and a man named Nig Smith, and Burshia and his wife ad Smith are alleged to have delivered the cattle to Dale, as per agreement. The case began Wednesday after noon, with Attorney Lewis of Plenty wood and Attorney McConnell of Pop lar represetning the defense and Coun ty Attorney L. A. Brown for the state. Considerable trouble was had in se lecting the jury. The following men were finally drawn for that duty; Ar chelaus DeTienne, A. D. Picard of Bainville. Andrew Leutsch and Harry Walker of Poplar, J. . Maher of Bre rette, Ross Tdmon and Carl Swanson of Froid, Nels P. Hanson, Charles Hawkins and Chris Peterson of Cul bertson and E. W. Montgomery and Edward Petei'son of Wolf Point. As sociated with Attorney Brown in the Abe Dale case is Frauk Lavigne, dep uty state stock inspector. LATER JURY FREES SUSPECT IN BEEF THEFT CASE; MANY FACE COUNTS. Poplar, Oct. 29.—Jn the cattle steal ing case which has been absorbing the interest of Poplar people the past few days, Abe Dale was acquitted, the jury taking only 20 minutes to render its decision. Dal ewas accused of instigating the stealing of the cattle, while Bennie Burshia and Jordan Smith did the act ual stealing. Several witnesses .were brought a distance of 40 miles or more th elast day, and the summing up filled the court room to overflowing. County Attorney Brown made a strong appeal for conviction, saying that if leniency with alleged offenders of tils sort only encouraged others to break into the game. The next case on the docket is that of Bennie Burshia, who will be tried for the stealing of the cattle already mentioned in the Dale case. This case should not take long, as by him own confession he stole the cattle. • Th Jordan Smith case will come immedi ately after Burshia's and he is being tried for the same offense. / y V fl m *» ' ¥ A Quiet Dinner , The next time you want to give Her a real treat, bring Her here and let us serve you one of our tasty, well-cooked Dinners. It will open the way to confidences and—but come and see how' cozy we can fix you up—almost like eating in a home of your own. > TRY ONE OF OUR DELICIOUS DINNERS ANY EVENING CITY CAFE HARRY KOIKE, Prop. LABOR BUREAU SENT 5,000 MEN TO HELP IN ANNUAL HARVEST Great Falls Office Placed 1,902 Men, According to Field Director— Branch Line Takes Hundreds of Laborers from Bainville to Scobey Helena, Oct. 30.—During the cent harvest season over 5,000 men Bdirected to employment in Mon tana by the federal-state co-operative employment offices, according to a statement received by the state de partment of agriculture from George E. Tucker, field director of the farm labor bureau of the U. S. employment service. The state department pro vided offices and equipment while the bureau furnished the re were farm labor agents. Frqm the recruiting office at Wilhs ton 1,361 men were directed to the wheat areas in Montana, and from Minot 562 men. The Bainville office cleared 1,736 men, distributed as fol lows: Scobev branch 530; Poplar 340; Glasgow 128; Malta 143; Harlem 243; Great Falls 262 and Lewistown 90. The Great Falls office cleared 1992 men who were distributed as follows: Great Falls 365; Lewistown 424; Fort Benton 271; Sun River 126; Mocassin 267; Bozeman 92. Providing congress sees fit to give the U. S. employment service suffi cient funds, it is the intention of the farm labor bureau, in co-operation with the division of labor of the state department of agriculture, to operate more extensively in Montana next I season. The assistant field director of the service spent six week in Montana, making a careful survey of conditions and the most suitable points for es tablishing harvest labor offices, so that if the fund are available the farm labor bureau will be prepared for an enlarged and improved service. ERICKSON S HAT NOT YET IN RING MAY DECIDE IN 60 OR 90 DAYS— MEANTIME TALK OF CANDI DACY IS UNCHECKED. Great Falls, Oct. 2ft.—Judge J. E. Erickson of Kalispell, prominently mentioned as a candidate for the Dem ocratic nomination for governor in the primaries next year, is quoted in the loral press as saying: It is just a little premature for I don't believe in u any announcement, lengthy political contests, an do mat ter how short they are, they always seem long. I may be a candidate but there will be no definite announcement for some time. Perhaps in 60 or 90 days I may decide to 'throw my hat into the political ring,' but right now I have made no decision." A member of the last legislature, commenting upon the statement of the judge, remarked that dunng the re cent session none other than W. J. (Tinplate Bill) Brennan upon one oc casion at least pointed out the Kalis pell jurist as "our next candidate for governor. Hotel lobby talk in Butte also has been credited with centering upon Judge Erickson as the Democratic standard bearer in Montana in 1924 and it is understood he will have con siderable backing in the mining center. Advertisers Attention— The Producers News is read by 5,000 people in Sheridan County alone. ♦ SEN. FRAZIER SAYS FARMER PROTEST GROW * WASHINGTON. — "Potatoes * * are bringing 18 cents a bushel in * * North Dakota, at the railway * * shipping point, and it costs me * * 17 cents to put them in the pit * * on my farm," said Sen. Lynn * * Frazier, former • Nonpartisan * * League governor of North Dako- * * ta, on his arrival here to begin * * his six-year term in the upper * * house. * potatoes in the ground I it would * * not pay to dig them. Hundreds * * of acres of potatoes in the state * * are not going to be taken from * * the hill." * * Frczier cited this among other * * indications of the farmers' present * * condition, and he predicted that * * the storm of political protest that * * has been rising throughout the * country Mill continue to grow in * * power until the farmers are * granted relief. * * I have left 20 acres of * * * Lynn Haines Wants Progressive Coalition (By the Federated Press) WASHINGTON.—Coalition of the Republican progressives, Farmer- La tentes, independents and Democrats in the new senate, for immediate con trol of all committees, as a means to prompt legislation in the interest of the producers, is suggested, in the current issue of Lynn Haines' Spot light," formerly the ' Searchlight," is sued here. Haines proposes that the 34 senate committee, both as to chairmanships and majority control, be divided up a basis of numbers between the 43 Democrats and the 11 to 14 progres ive-independents. His plan of chair manship reorganization against the old guard includes: Agriculture, Norris, Rep.; appro priations, Simmons, Dem.; replacing Warren, Rep.; finance, La Follette, Rep., for Smoot, Rep.; foreign rela tions, Borah, Rep., for Lodge, Rep.; immigration, Ralston, Dem., for Colt, Rep.; interstate commerce, Brook hart, Rep., for Cummins, Rep. The value of the manufacturing plants of the General Electric Compa ny has increased from approximately $4,000,000 in 1893, to $167,000,000 in 1923, and the square feet of factory floor space from 400,000 to over 25, 000,000 (on Dec. 31, 1922). The num ber of employes has grown from 4,000 to over 74,000. In current year to Oct. 15, Co'^er Export association has sold, 268,300, 000 lbs. copper at average price of 14.93 cents per pound. Try a Want Ad, it brings results. Wi im 3 7h I zsA Mi m X ! 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NIELSON if 1 f RETAILER IN SHERIDAN COUNTY DEPRESSION HITS NEW ENGLAND STATES / By HAY JONES Federated Press Staff Correspondent BOSTON.—Curtailment of produc tion which has hit the textile work er» of New England so hard dunng the last three months, is spreading into other industries. The latest to feel the blow is the shoe center of Brockton. , . The Keith and Douglas plants, the largest in Brockton, are running rag time" five half days a week. Most of the other factories are on a similar basis. Several are shut down entire ly, and only two or three small fac a,Ä j entirely. , j n contrast, the fancy shoe indus | try, with its main center in Haver j hill, is working full time, and sev- ! I eral of the crafts are reported as | short of workers. The sole leather workers of Boston are still on strike and the entire lo cal industry is tied up. The plants in Haverhill have signed the union agree ment and are turning out cut soles for the shoes factories controlled by the Shoe Workers Protective union, whose contract provides that 0s mem bers shall not work on any material from a factory where a strike is on. This strike extends an arm into Penn sylvania where a branch of the Arm our Leather Co. is nourishing a strike in its tenth week. Mills of Lumber Export Associa tion booked two months ahead on Japanese orders placed before the ; earthquake, and companies not in dined to accept additional orders. To know how good a cigarette really can be mad^ you must try a i |V%0 g jH# û g« 44 IT'S TOASTED Hi MINERS' UNION WILL PROTEST WAGE CUT IN MONTANA FIELD PRESIDENT AWAITING ADVICES FROM THIS STATE BEFORE asking parle* with OWNERS. — - akgFTES Oct. 27.— C. H. president of the International fjo? ' P Workers, now in Los Union of Met;ai vvoir . 50 . cent Angeles, saadjoday tn« . 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