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SHERIDAN COUNTY, MONTANA FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1924 Continuing Plentywood Pioneer Press, Vol. 9, No. 27 Continuing the Outlook Promoter Sheridan County News & Dooley Sun a e Storkan's Farmerine Makes Sensational Attack GREAT MEDICAL JOURNAL DOWN STREET EXPO SES MARES NEST Alleges After Scrutinizing All Bills Filed That Producers 'flews Had Overcharged Huge Sum of $130.00—Moe Answers Charges In Detail. «TRÊETERS PEDDLE PAPERS WITH GLEE [) r Storkan's Farmerine appeared F riday evening ational expo.se, schedule la its s j as per i H containing , , 1 charging that Taylor and the Produc 1 *n News had "highjacked" the coun I I' 0 ' ut of SI30 in five months, de 1 fading the idea of county robbery as H , policy, but denouncing Taylor be H oa * he is a ''hypocrite," or be ■ onse he is not a member of the graf j|| ters' union. ■ Burley Bowler it seems was brought ■ into Pientywood after dar\t to look H cwr the Producers News claims and ■ write the articles, S n. March and the I famous medic being unequal to the ML The paper did not say anything about the auditor of the claims or the county commissioners for allowing He The paper is running blind: neith er the salvarsen squirter or anyone el» had the intestines to sigpi the utkle or to put his name at the masthead of the paper. No one cared k take the responsibility for the «tide. After the paper came out several of the famous mainstreeters, who run brers sorts of graft games and ■ , . iinpt., gathered toge her ami enjoy ed a mutual admiraticai society while the coctor made a speech, pounding ... , , , and . , ( K C anr l^> * at , • f Tksheviks must be got, to which " agreed. Saturday the Farmerine appeared ® sale at West 'resort ' and Harris toponum. Ray l^ang has been out *1 w«k taking subscriptions for the paper: Kavon has read the article till »knows it by heart; and Leo Zeidler f 1 ? « as a P rune Pe ddler with tw , I h u Thb week there will be another * hen the d ° c i or rV 0 . 1 talk ri c a T n ° r the plundermg ° f ;ÄS,Ray and Leo «ikr are wild about graft in Sheri *" '*'>• THE ANSWER I By OLE A. MOE, Manager In the last issue of the Sheridan County Farmer, the now famous ex ponent of "Unity of Town and Coun Tfy and "Pity the Poor Farmer, in actual practice under the towefship of Dr. Storkan will mean Tne Graft for the Town, to the dogs J™ the Country" and "Don't Pity Fool Farmers," attempts to put Print the long waited "expose," i°h we heard about two weeks ago , w hich it was boasted, will get the of Sen. Taylor Rep. Stoner A. Moe. The ousted editor of \ armcrs Paper of Daniels county . " eard to be boasting how he was F« to "turn the trick" to »bout the hotel lobbies .his and ^gambling dives in the City of iJaf w J;* come this "expose" very The lies of these pill peddlers, °rn gamblers and moonbeam chas . j arc F0 ridiculous that we need . mention a few facts at this time. thhTi ^ lbe c 'aims mentioned in Tavlnr a -ru *"' ,,oso evor were filed b .y y-'°r. They vver - filed by O. A. for tk 0 a f sumos all responsibility fl»;«, em ' Ky ery single item in the a Ü' according to the contract i im p !'°P' PS Publishing Com an( * Sheridan County, and if any rishedV* pA rï° rme d> or stock fur in tK - 0r l v ' dc b no Provision appears th« ®® ntract ' they wer e billed to artici,. Unt .V - ? n tbo basis of similar • f Iji" has been the principles • bho Producers News but f ont aS u i ', e , Ver followed in printing là ts ho1d heretofore by Joe Do In it* m v , Wdl r ' We bnd that the pill »w ar ? f '!L us with grafting to DlanL, * 01 $33.90 on 500 claim -bool a/r e ? cb eight different % count' These were billed to lo * or R ,T ht ,ots of 500 in each! H 0 !' 0 or $*4.80. The L; over s J'. 1Rbt do well to figure Lnat the and fhey will find 'hat ip. rodu Vrs News got only w. ' ontract -ailed far. Not a v % ^ . 'harp«,} ' - 1 he tinhorn gamblers item tu lth stea hng $12.35 on anv- P / ontract Provides that rule and figure work is continued on page 8) ta *ork LEAP YEAR BALL * _ * * The Ladies' Auxiliary of the * * American Legion will give a Leap * * Year Ball at the Orpheum The- * * atre. Friday evening, February * * 29th. The ladies plan on making * * this ball the social event of the * * season and a general invitation * * is extended to all to participate. * JOE MACK KILLED AT COAL MINE CANADIAN BOUNDARY, SATURDAY MORNING. WHILE DIGGING COAL—LEAVES FAMI LY. Joe Mack, a homesteader, living a few miles north of the Canadian Boundary, north of Outlook, was ac cidentally killed while working in a coa j m i ne ne ar Muddy Lake on Satur day foernoon, February 16th. The unfortunate man was buried under a cave-in of dirt and gravel and before ^ Kscliers could uncover him, life was ex tinct Jce Mack Louis R 0 schinsky and Bm Epler>s hired man went to the mi on g a tu r day morning to exca vate so that the could bare the coal . It seems that several tons of dirt slid down from the embankment above the mine and Joe Mack was buried under the dirt. His two com panion8 at the risk of their own lives dug him out, but only a spark of life remained when he was finally rescued Äk aftCrWardS ' 'pn c | n q Ue st was held Sunday by Mr. Mills The funeral occurred Wed nesday at the Bergfield church in Canada. , Joe Mack is a brother-in-law of Ludvig Ehrmanntraut, who died at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital last November and his name has been prominent in connection with the Ehrmanntraut case. He was a young about 35 years old and he leaves a wife and four children to mourn his sudden departure. man DANA EASTON, CLERK OF SUPREME COURT FOUND DEAD IN BED [ÿ- country are caused his death. . , _ When found this morning by C. W. Anderson, deputy real estate com missioner for the state auditor and a personal friend of Easton who went to his -room with the news of the death of Marshall N. Race, supreme C oqrt marshal. Easton was lying in his bed, one arm reclining j chest and the other resting over his brow, indicating that life ihad ebbeu quietly away in a moment of peace 1 f u j slumber some time during the night. , The well-known and popular man about the state capitol had been ill for several days and TeT' re d to his ! room about 7:00 o'clock Thursday ev- ; ening. A heavy meal was served him ! in his room shortly afterwards and 1 roomers at the club declare they (heard him snoring about 10:30. An exami nation of the body Friday indicated that life had fled the war-shattered body around midnight. The body was removed to Flaherty and Kohler's undertaking establish ment and friends communicated with relatives, concerning final disposition, The chapters in the adventurous life of Dana Easton are tragic and eventful and his sufferings command (Continued on Page Four) Dana M. Easton, clerk of the su preme court of Montana an j|. World War hero, was found dead in his room the Montana club at Helena at 12:30 P- m., Friday of last week. Acute heart trouble and other dis abilities, sustained in the service of believed to have at on his PRUNE PEDDLERS HAVE Knights of the Grip, Moon Up and Raise Hob At City Cafe —Hurl Dishes at Jap's Head and Yell—Arrested by Marshal Liedahl and Spend Night in Jail. . 10« PER CENTERS FINED FIVE SlfflOLEONS Re-arrested By Sheriff Salisbury on Charge of Giving Moon to Indian in Jail—Put Up Two Thousand Dollar Bond Then Pays Fifty Dollar Fine. Two prune peddlers came to Plen tywood on Monday, February 11th. tc. have a good time and they sure bad it, but the laugh was on the travel ing men. Over in Poplar where they tried to put on a show and were ordered out of town, they said they were going to Plentywood where they could do as they pleased. When they arrived they immediate ly mobned up and it is said that the stewed peddlers grabbed a lady in the street and tried to pull her into a car, but the girl got Then they mooned up some more, played poker, and went to the City Cafe for lunch. Feeling hectic, things being slow, they started to pass the time away by sailing dishes at the head of the Jap waiter. After destroying about a dishpan full of crockery, the waiter got sore and called the police. Marshal Liedahl arrived and piloted the prune merchants down to the county jail, where they registered as Capt, Harry Scoutan and M. C. Col gan. The former is in the service of Armour & Company and the latter peddles tobacco. They were placed in a cell to cool down a bit and rest un til morning when they were called to breakfast, but they did not eat with any relish. They lamented consider able and told the jailer who they were. Captain Scoutan told how he had served his country in Japan, how he was a member of the American Legion and some say a member of the Klu Klux Klan. Colgan just soft ly sobbed to himself.. Lincoln's birthday morning they told their story to Judge Olson and plead guilty to a charge of disorderly conduct and paid a fine of five dollars and cost, including $1.60 for board at the county hotel. Sheriff Salisbury thought that they had gotten too much sport for their money and arrested Scoutan again on the charge to "giving moon to an Indian prisoner," but Colgan got away, beating it out of town in a car. It seems that the peddlers had smuggled some moon into the jail when they were brought in. Scout an was arraigned before Judge Olson on the second charge and pleaded not guilty and was put under a bond of $2,000. Several of the Mainstreeters got busy in the 100 per centers be half and Oounty Attorney Erickson changed the charge to mischievous mischief, to which the Captain plead guilty and paid a fine of fifty bones, then left the village a sadder and a wiser man. N. L NELSON APPOINTED RE CEIVER OF FWOOD STATE BANK Bank Examiner Skelton Submitted Name of Oscar Collins to Court for Appointment, But Comer Ignores Endorse ment—Bank Examiner Mahiie Goes to Another Defunct 4 'av>. Bank. PLANS TO RE-ORGANIZE FROSTED IN BUD N. L. Nelson, erstwhile cashier of the defunct Plentywood State Bank, was appointed receiver of that insti tution Monday by Judge Comer in chamber court. This appointment came as a surprise to the general public who had been informed from time to time that this institution was about to re-open, having signed up nearly all of the depositors on their six year reorganization plan. But it seems that after two months of effort, ably assisted by the Deputy State Bank Examiner in charge, it was found that enough of the depositors' signatures to the reorganization could not be secured, so the banking depart ment decided that a receiver should be appointed and as a result N. L. Nekon was designated receiver by Judge Comer. It is reported that Bank Examiner FORSYTH BANK CLOSES Helena, Feb. 14.—The American National bank at Forsyth, closed its doors Thursday, according to report to the federal reserve branch at Hel ena. An official of the federal reserve said there was no information avail able as to amount of deposits, the bank's footings or cause of its clos ing. This was reported to be the last bank at Forsyth. Harlem—Plans revived for sugar factory in Milk River area. RED REVEL AT OUTLOOK SATURDAY NIGHT Farmer-Labo»*^ i Will Put on a Huge Basket Social and Dance for the Benefit of the Farmer-Labor Party In Stivers Hall SIDE SPLITTING STUNTS BY LOCAL TALENT Rep. Larsen, Rep. Stoner and Sen. Taylor Will Speak—Will Be the Biggest Farmer-Labor Celebration Put on Yet This Season. * Attend the Red Revel at Out- * * lock Saturday. * * Eat, dance and be merry and * * have a good time before you die. * * The baskets will be full and * * gpod, the music will be the best * * in the country side—it is going * * to be the very best time of the * * winter. * The basket social at Olson * * school House was a big success * * —the Basket Social and Dance at * * Archer was the biggest and hap- * * piest event of the kind ever held * * at that neighborhood—the affair * * at Outlook will cap them all. Rep. * * Stoner and Rep. Larson will tell * * of some of their experiences in * * the legislature and Sen. Taylor * * will speak upon the necessity of * * the Farmer-Labor party to solve * * the problems now confronting us. * Besides the speeches there will * be stunts. Deputy Sheriff New r - * Ion will walk the rope. Sen. * Taylor and County Supt. Crone * will cake walk. Sheriff Salisbury * will jigg. A male quartet will * sing several selections. Alice * Stoner and several others will * read. * Oh. come to the revel and die * happy—it will be the time of * your life. * ♦ ♦ •. Skelton at the behest of Gov. Dixon recommended the appointment of Os car Collins for this receivership, but that Judge Comer refused to appoint Mr. Collins. Mr. Collins is also re ported to have been recommended for appointment by the Banking Depart ment for the receivership of the Se curity State Bank of Medicine Lake, but that Judge Comer turned him down for that appointment alsa and appointed Cashier Faaborg to that position. The appointment of a receiver for the State Bank of Plentywood means that the stockholders of that institu tion will have to pay their double liability and that all hopes of ever opening that business has - faded away. Mr. Nelson will, it is reported, make all collections possible and liquidate the bank as rapidly as it can be done. Old Tyme Dance and Bas ket Social at Raymond, Saturday, March First * There will be a humdinger of * * a Basket Social and Dance at * * Raymond, Saturday, March 1st * * for the benefit of the Farmer- * * Labor party—A real Old Tyme * * Dance that will last all night and * * part of the next day. There will * * be speaking and sunts and read- * * ings. It will be worth coming * * miles to see and the crowd will * * be there—for when it comes to * * putting on shows. Raymond nev- * * plays second fiddle to any com- * * munity. Get the baskets ready. * * Tickets for the dance will soon * * be on sale. Make your plans. * ♦ * * * * WOULD PROBE BANK CLOSING Dodson —/l petition addressed to Judge Borton asking that a grand jury be called to investigate the clos ing of the First National Bank at D*dson, which suspended 1 usine sa la>. December, is being circulated by de positors. v T POSTPONED * The Tenth Annual Firemen's * Ball which was to occur tonight * was called off Thursday even * ing upon the death of the little * five-year-old daughter of Ed. * Kjelstrup. one of the old mem * bers of the fire department. It * is not known when the Ball * will occur, but probably not for * two or three weeks. * ANDY MAXWELL JAILED FOR STEAL ING JAG OF WHEAT PLEADS GUILTY. MONDAY, FEB RUARY 18TH OF STEALING AL BERT BARREN'S GRAIN—GETS 30 DAYS. Andy Maxwell and Peter Hendricks meir were arrested by Sheriff Salis bury Saturday, February 16th on a charge filed by Jacob Nelson who re sides on the Albert Bakken farm, 9 miles northeast of Raymond, charg ing them with stealing wheat from the Albert Bakken farm and were lodged in jail until Monday morning, February 18th when they were ar raigned before Judge Olson when Maxwell plead guilty and after prom ising the court to pay Nelson the value of the grain, the sum öf $28.60, which he sold at Dooley, the judge sentenced (him to a term of thirty days in jaij. Peter Hendricksmeir, a twenty year old boy, was released as it seems that he had very little to do with the offense. OSCAR COLLINS IN PRECARIOUS CONDITION Oscar Collins, who has been at the Sheridan County Memorial Hospital for the past ten days suffering from a dangerous case of blood poisoning left the institution the first of the week and went to his home and down to the court house ' but Wednesday morning he suffered a relapse and returned to the hospital. Dr. Jones of Williston was called to see him Thursday evening and Mr. Collins is reported to be in a precarious condi tion. Troy—Great Northern railway Co. to build depot and round house, both to be constructed of brick. FUN" 1 !^ BY ™ After Being In An Insolvent Condition for Over Two Years State Banking Department Finally Orders Institution Closed. KJELSTRÜFS BABY DIED THURSDAY • j i.. r ah i Ur Complications or Measles and Scarlet Fever-Private j 1 Funeral Sunday. The beautiful little baby daughter of three years, one of the twins of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Kjelstrup, passed into the great beyond. Thursday ev ening, about 7:30 after a lingering illness of a couple of weeks, the re sult of a complication of measles and scarlet fever. The little girl was born February 7th, 1921. Thursday afternoon it became apparent that the tot's life was commencing to ebb, when the parents sent for Dr. Jones of Williston and Frank Fishbeck made a record drive to Culbertson and back in two hours and a half, but the doc tor was too late, and the little soul slipped away a couple hours after night fall. The funeral which will be private will be held at the Kjelstrup home Sunday and interment will be made at the Lutheran cemetery. SID BENNETT AND BILL STEVENS BUYS DANIELS CO. LEADER Place Burley Bowler, Former Editor of the Soobey Sentinel in Charge of Same. The deal was closed Monday at Scchey whereby Bill Stevens and Sid Bennett became the owner of the Daniels County Leader, buying the same from Joe Dolin, who founded that paper about two years ago. It is reported that several others are interested in this paper with Messrs. Stevens and Bennett. The new pro prietors of the paper will run the same as a stand pat republican pub lication and with the aid of Burley Bowler, whom they have hired for edi tor of the paper, they will try to come back politically in Daniels coun ty. It is reported that there will be a complete Stevens-Bennett republi can ticket in the field for the coming election in the above county. Burley Bowler, a very clever writ er, who up until a couple of weeks ago was the editor of the Scobey Sen tinel, when he resigned, will be the editor and manager of the paper from now on. While Mr. Bowler has changed his politics with considerable ease, it is not anticipated that he will cut much ice in his new role as leader of the Stevens-Bennett forces. FID QTITFI r MAY DF TURN TO PLENTYWOOD In a letter to friends in Plenty wood, it is reported the Dr. and Mrs. Steele are planning on returning tc. Plentywood and Sheridan county, where the doctor plans on again lo eating in the practice of his profes sion. Dr. Steele has a group of very close friends who are hoping that this rumor will come to be a fact. The Steeles now reside in San Bernardinçl California. HINT OF OIL ON STRAWN AND GREGORY SHOCKS WALSH'S SENATORIAL NOSTRILS; ODOR ON TOM ARTHUR IS INOFFENSIVE tial nomination here yesterday and whom Senator T. J. Walsh of Mon tana, member of the Teapot Dome | invetsigating committee sent his dorsement of Mr. McAdoo, is an em I ploye of the Continental Oil company, according to the Chicago Daily Tri Chicago, Feb. 19.—Tom Arthur of Great Falls. Mont., delegate to the conference which endorsed Wm. G. McAdoo for the Democratic presiden en bune. "I'm an employe, not an execu tive," the Tribune quotes Mr. Ar Wednesday afternoon of last week the Citizens State Bank of Antelope finally gasped and flikkered out af ter being on tha very verge of death for the past two years. The fact that the Citizens Stale Bank of Antelope has been allowed to operate as long as it has is due t*. tÄÄÄUS under the management of Bank Ex aminer Skelton who is at present under indictment on a felony charge in connection with the looting of the Montana Banking Corporation of which he is a director and which office he is allowed to hold by Gov. Dixon in spite of the fact that he has been accused of a felonious crime against the depositors and stockholders of the above Helena institution. The Citizens State Bank of Ante lope has been allowed to stay open and operate in brazen violation of every banking law an the statutes of the State of Montana. The institu tion has not had the required reserve for over two years and it was actual ly bled dry. A number of Antelope citizens are the losers because of this policy of the State Banking Depart ment. many farmers and business men having deposited the returns from this fall's crop and business, which they were unable to afterwards to get out of that bank. , .. Officers of the State Banking De partment arrived in Antelope Thurs day and took over the bank pending the appointment of a receiver. Sheridan county had in this bank, when it closed, which it has been un able to get out of it, the sum of $22,000, entirely covered by surety bonds. The county treasurer has been trying to reduce the county de posits in this bank since early in 1921 when this bank became insolv ent and commenced the policy of re fusing to pay the County Drafts and early in 1921 protests were filed with the State Banking Deparment by County Treasurer Olsen regarding its condition, but the county treasurer was never able to get any coopera tion from the State Banking Depart ment which allowed that bank to take the money of innocent depositors in spite of the fact that those officers well knew that this institution was hopelessly insolvent, Many farmers and business men are badly involved because of the Ante lope banking situation, There is no talk about reorganiza tion and reopening in reference to this bank. A receiver will probably be appointed shortly by Judge Comer, **** ****** * ARTHUR WILL ATTEND * * CHICAGO CONFERENCE * * ON McADOO MATTER * * Thomas Arthur left Great * * Falls Thursday afternoon for * * Helena, where he will join J. * * Bruce Kremer of Butte, national * * democratic * Montana, and former Governor * * Sam V. Stewart * committeeman for * * Chicago tc attend the national * * democratic conference called rela- * * tive to the candidacy of William * * G - McAdoo for the democratic * * nomination for president. * Mr * Arthur expects to be in the * * east about two weeks and will * * st °P in Denver on his return to * * Gr eat Falls. * * * ♦**.' * * * * * * * Great Fall« — Gladys-Belle Kearns No. 1 well now yielding 16 barrels oil% day. thur. "My job is to go around wherever I am sent negotiating for leases and rights of way." LEADERS ARE PUZZLED He said he was a small stockholder in the Mutual Oil company, recently taken over by the Continental. Democratic leaders opposed to Mc Adoo expressed surprise that Senator Walsh had sent his message through an oil man after so earnestly pro testing against Attorneys Silas Strawn and Thomas Gregory in Washington because he scented oil on them," said the Tribune.