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Chaplin' 8 Love Bark Again On Rocks 4* : / >«**»*< «I*: - gWWESSjWli VT jJSS VS i v... jim***^ . : ; j ■ *2ä m y jig :aSTCI j in (in insert), famous screen comedian, is agafal •er. His youthful wife, Lita Grey Chaplin, pictured o ?ons, Charles Jr., and Sidney Earl, has left th* Hills home and returned to her relatives. Now T ami alimnnv mmorq are ramoant in Los Anp-ele*. ip mi of Opheim Begins Its first Winter on New Location Opheim, busy word, but is undergoing a steady Scobey-Opheim growth, resulting from a prosperous heat Northern rail- condition of an immense territory for winter, its tributary to it, in one of the best ag ,ew location draw- j ricultural section in Montana. Business and Doc ... ... , ... , xa iljsnments selling fcr.i'. ' our billiard halls, 0 fc : ree restaurants, two I P* 0 implement establish t. two garages, t° ur elevators, I - Canadian grain dump, two shops, one newspaper, me; >, one doctor, one den : ruggi't and drug store, one hotels and several one bakery, two j P n ' . owned electric plant, one ii finishing store, one women s and two realty com ahruttfthTtS L*- ire L brou) ['i.rOâd. nich entered Opheim if this year. w y of the various business the following: Four one exclusive [^closes L; stations, L-, ;tore, two meat markets, L'eral merchandise stores, one I ■ »p, two e houses, •am , two dray lines, a k->wear, I commercial dub has a move- j t aider way to secure* a local i ■ U* exchange, and everything ! to make the town a better j jve in and to attract people J* their homes here. I I cimtchts and High School fere ire two churches with large the Lutheran and; UsL Opheim has an excellent j : -cnool with 40 students in at- ! u- There are 150 attending jade schools, an increase of 100 .ft over last year. Seven teach srprise the staff of instruction, er-crowded condition of the * have made it necessary to : of both the Lutheran and t churches as school rooms, Ï internal and other organiza •Jwre are only a few, including American Legion post and Neighbors' lodge PcCit-ons, tty; Royal £ exceptional strong commer unincorporated ft the commercial club has a i part in the regulation of the It i- now planning to grade reel, beautifying the park trees and shrubbery, buying c : :r fighting apparatus and to a new Property in Demand l f nk Being an igs necessary -tiy demand for Opheim town j evidence for the ; after the auction sale i 1925, when more lots ; re than in all the other | cimbined. In i local representa has ong lOCf ision -n the to.vnsite company • t- ami there have been a j ■ resales by original ! which wrere 1 lots in many cases even $1,000, I i few cases, com Business men building a good arious sections of ' .1 H tvt handled more - of wheat grown \ and it is known would -d I more but for the tion of the ele that until Octo ; iff on wheat ship Lablished. Tar minal markets ired, as compared - ow and 37.5 cents I here (fit» a h xJ Umer ' art ' Prosperous territory are in a lition than in t older communities. displaced by f the more expensive aimers have purchas ' he trend is toward ^ rrr '- ,teres being consid practical unit. It is not of the farmer who '.Ood 10.000 bushels of rk< Pumper .-a >n<: been M V I * -A * tak.r an upward move ^ die arrival of the railioad, jtjwp 5 having sold i of io,000 the KnI in in this acres his fall, at an av w ith $25 wemit of 1 an acre Two years ago mark(4 for this land, as, 50 miles from inquent taxes pileti In nearly all have been paid ui), ' ate coming back to this to h Ve «loice lai K V€ U P the situation as ^ ne . lm has not been subject ' m the of the 'Chicago—,(FP) — In strident tones ^ e Qû ca g 0 Tribune, most powerful imperialist organ outside of New York, is beginning to call to the col org f or armet j opposition by the Unit ec j g^tes to the progressive regime n ç}û na> g Q convinced is it that a arg . e sca i e wa r is likely that it has a i reat iy begun to excite public senti m ent against American pacifist op position. Fi rm , prompt, effective action, re gardless of the pacifists, is what the Tribune wants against the successful , c a ntonese government that has driv CHINA FORMS UNIONS AS IT DISCARDS YOKE OF IMPERIALIST WEST By CARL HAESSLER en the warlords out of south and cen tral China and is establishing labor unions and education wherever it ad onward march vances. Canton s the 'western imperialist powers losing their special privilege of ex ploiting the Chinese populations. "Tact as well as vigor are qulred. but we have here a humani tarian as well as a national duty to perform," the Tribune says edi although we are re torially Chinaj are i^iy have cries of protest a gj|i ns t effective action from soiled humanitarians.'' p er haps the Tribune had in mind an art j c j e j n the American Oxonian ^ or October by H. C. Brownell, form er Rhodes scholar from Vermont who ^ nQW a pro f e ssor in Lingnan uni vers ft y a t Canton, living there with wife and 4 children. "It is safe to believe about ohe tenth the daily papers in America say about this city, tint 'The feature of the « ltaat «> n is most startling to both lOreign and Chinese themselves is the the organi our ers tremendous stride in _„ ncan fc zatioti of laborers a p _ during the last few 5* ; gan long h v the was felt and h & s advanced y natural force »1 ,n . ... " that! because of alien stimulation. That the western powers are in a hole in China partly because of their hatred of Germany as embalmed in , treaty of Versailles is pointed out b Harol( j Butler, deputy director of * league of nations international labor office, a recent visitor in Chi j he a uies, Butler explained, forced Germany to surrender all her treatv orivileges m China and do business there just as she Eurooean land 1 ne have had no particular the Chinese say •• to would in any Germans trouble and now that if Germany has no cause fear the Chinese courts and C w nese justice, neither have the oth This is hard to ans has to er now ers. wer; particularly as voluntarily Russia privileges well." FOB GROUP INSUR ANCE must pay More than $100, has " Detroit—(FP) , (>00,000 group « fe the ln ^ r n a e n ra i Mot been taken , Metropolitan Life ors Corp. Oie t P 100 000 Insurance Co. tor W the corpo r employe». 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He testi fied that the body was partly decom posed—was dressed in dark clothing, ; had on short coat, dark trousers and ! otherwise fully clothed, and that cap was pulled down over the head as far as it could be pulled, com j pletely covering the eyes. That on taking the cap off the head a bullet wound was found in the right tem ple, and both the cap and the bullet , were produced in court and identified j by the witness and admitted as ex hi bits in the case. a POLICEMAN JOHNSON i TELLS OF ELSIE'S STORY George Johnson, local night police i officer testified to being called by ; Mrs. Dahlquist one- morning in June l he hos pital, and being told by Mrs. Dahl quist that Elsie Hedo'erick, who was staying with her, had just told her a queer story about someone being shot at her grandma Kittock's place. Mr. Johnson further testified that he consulted with County Attorney John S. Nyquist, and that later in the day the child was taken over to the of fice of the county attorney and close ly questioned as to the story she had been telling. On being askeef to re late the conversation which later was had in the county attorney's office after Joe Kittock had been taken in to custody. Mr. Johnson testified that as far as he recalled the conversation it was as follows, with Joe Kittock, Sheriff Al. Lawrence, Elsie Hedderick and John Nyquist present: tock came in looking for Elsie, and said 'here you are, Elsie.' Mr. Ny quist asked Elsie if she knew that man, and she said 'Y'es, it is Joe.' Nyquist said 'Joe, who?' and she said 'Joe Kittock.' Nyquist said 'Joe, this little girl has been telling us about a shooting which took place at your place,' and Joe said 'She is lying. I , never had a gun in my life. Never Joe Kit shot anybody. George here (mean ing me) knows that I never shot any body. Why, I did not even know r that man. Met him once on the street.' Nyquist said, 'What man do you refer to?' And Joe said 'That fel low you took out of the river a year ago,' hesitated awhile, and then said 'That man Siegart.' Mr. Nyquist then asked Elsie to repeat her story, and she said that she had seen her Uncle Joe kill a man, and said that they talked about putting him in the creek. KEOGAN TRIES TO SHOW STORY CONCOCTED On cross examination, Attorney T. M. Keogan, of the defense, attempted to show that story had been con cocted by Mrs. Dahlquist. He ques tioned the witness as to why he had custory of the child and George said that complaint had been made to the county attorney's office some two or three weeks prior to this time that Elsie was not being treated right at Kittock's and that Mrs. Dahlquist had been instructed at that time to keep the child with her until further investigation could be made concern ing that complaint. MRS. SIEG ART WITNESS Mrs. Agnes Siegart, mother of the slain man, who arrived here from her home in Wadena, Minnesota, last Monday, to be present at the trial, testified about the time her son left •• a in home and eave the date ehe had last heard from him. She said it was just about a week before Easter, 1925, that she had a letter from him. SHERIFF LAWRENCE RECALLED Sheriff Lawrence, was recalled to the stand following the noon recess. ' and corroborated Géorge Johnson's j testimony as to the conversation held j in the county attorney's office on the j 30th of last June, and also testified | that after this conversation had tak en place Joe Kittock had been placed under arrest on a charge of man slaughter. Tom Keogan, attorney for the de fense tried repeatedly to have tho witnesses admit that other persons, present at Nyquist's office, had tioned Siegert's name first, but with out avail, all claiming that Kittock had himself been the first one to say the dead man's name at that time. ST4TE SPRINGS SURPRISE WITNESS The defense was taken completly by surprise when Nyquist called George Matuskof to take the stand. The name meant nothing to Kittock and as the name was called he gazed around in an indifferent manner to see what the witness looked like but when he sighted the man he stiffened men on Matuskcf perceptibly i n his seat, testified that he was a detective and had been employed in various capa cities at many times by Attorney Gen eral Rankin to secure testimony in liquor cases for the go\emment, and that he had come to Scobey at the re quest of County Attorney Nyquist to make investigations in the Kittock case. He said he had secured em payment, met Joe Kittock, and also visited with him at his home where thev had frequently drank liquor to gather. He said that he spoke Polish and that Kittock could also speak in that language, ami that they often held conversations regarding the trial : and the Siegort killing in the Polish winff n "UHIIT" SHLT KIDSMOl'lH The witness said he had talked to ' '' on , , e nl r ■ 1 . , that subject and that I pending trial Joe had told him that , " the / k h p a . d ^ÿ .°, n ^thou^ht^he I he asked Kittock if he thought he would be convicted and that Joe had replied that "they amt got nothing on me, only the story that d— kid told. She spilled the beans; if she shut up theywould have nothing on me." Witness said he asked it Joe could not make the kid shut up, and said that defendant replied: "You just bet 1 can. I'll make her shut up before that trial so she won't ever talk again—I'll shut her mouth for ,, The witness also said he told Kit- | tookthathe had heanl that the au- . thonties had the gun with v.hich Carl | Siegert had been shot, and Joe is al leged to have said. " ' " they get that gun they will have to | swim the Poplar river." Joe is fur ther alleged to have told the witness "even if I did kill Siegert—they aint got nothing on me—only the story of the kid and believe me, I'll shut her up heft re the trial. MATUSKOF DRANK WITH KITTOCK Matuskof said he went over to the home of Grandma Kittock for sup- j per on one occasion and Joe asked j him not to talk about it in English for fear his wife would understand. He said he and Kittock drank togeth- j er frequently. He reiterated that Joe had told him several times that "they had nothing on him except the kid's story and that he would shut her up before the trial. KITTOCK SORRY IT HAPPENED The witness testified also that Joe had said he was "sorry it happened, and that it wouldn't have happened except that he (Kittock) was drunk at the time. KEOGAN FIGHTS MATUSKOF'S TESTIMONY Attorney Keogan placed the wit ness under a gruelling cross-examina tion, and tried to shake the story as it was realized that it was very damaging to the defendant's case. Inquiring as to what he said to Joe Kittock on the occasions referred to in his testimony. Mr. Keogan re ceived the following reply; "I asked him about this murder of Carl Siegert, if he thought he could get out of it without being convicted, He tell me "he don't know, him I heard information here in the town some little girl here in town told on him to the authorities all about that he killed Carl Siegert. He told me "if I did kill him they can not convict me—they aint got noth j 1 >• ing on me. Q. Was that his exact language? a. He used his own language— Polish language. Q. He told you in so many word's that if he killed Siegert they could not prove it? A. Yes, they could not prove on him. Q. What other conversation d i you have? A. Then I told him about this girl. He said if that son a girl— it was everything was all she the beans »» I told yy I told him "I heard they found the : gun that killed Carl Siegert." He say, "Hell, no—they aint find a thing on me." I told him, "It is not my business, «o 6 » but you better be careful—about | the girl, can't you shut her mouth? | He said, "You believe me, I make her shut her mouth up—she never will say anything on me—I will get away with her before the trial comes. Q. You are positive that this de- | fendant made this remark to you? A. Yes. Q. You said something on your direct examination about swimming, in the Poplar river. A. About the gun; he said they both went at the same time to float or swim in the Poplar river. Q. What else did he say ? A. Said it would not have hap pened if he hadn't been 1 drunk. He was sorry—but they had nothing on him except this little girl and she would' not give any evidence against him because he would shut her mouth forever before the trial. Q. Did he use those words? A. No, he talked in his own lan guage, Polish language. Q. Did he and you talk in Pol ish in vour ordinary conversations? A. Yes. Q. When he was w r ith his family —do they all talk Polish at home? A. Yes. They all talk Polish among themselves. MATUSKOF DRY DICK Redirect examination disclosed the fact that witness had served under many sheriffs and county attorneys in different parts of the state and had testified in the district courts of the state in hundreds of cases The cross examination failed to alter his direct testimony in any ma terial point. . . . ., , , ._, £,V r . 0 'L c , ' . , . V J „ tatp > s n » on ' Elsie Heddenck, the states st ? r w ' tn «i s ' » "ftZSÄ-Sli \ ho « as d, . re '; tl y re !P°f f f cha ff e a f aI " st f J ," e Kltto *, was Put ° n the stand, foliowmg the lengthy g° ss ?î a ™" atl0n . , of k G , e k rge "Æf: Y ot :. The l' ttle had ""Ç >" ' h f. dunn * thada) and E ad listened to testimony that her ' Lncle -[fl had threatened t0 , shu ' mouth fcirevw before the day of the trial—that she would not testify againstthem. If she was nervous she very little evidence of it, but in the preliminary questions answered These questions were but to establish competency of witness and the defense made but little effort to , ' The testimony showed that she had p , * and at various times ' "J ^Toi short J}*" *.,1) thnse times she £tLkTulac| stayed at grandma kiuocks place where her Uncle Joe Uved. That on ™ visit, which she thought was "■» 'he <l" te « t 1 "' a *° - aad as , to «-at particular visit she wa ^ a „f, , .. Q- Whan you were here at that A. Joe killed a man. i^chen A. I^th ™ wa ' there at the . A • Another man . q. You don't know this man's ' . A * , 9 j * j A " j ( I j | No. Q. Was he a big man or a small one? A. He was a small man, Q. Was he smaller or bigger than your Uncle Joe? A. I think he was smaller. Q. Was he older or younger or about the same age? A. About the same age. Q. Before Joe killed the man, do you know what they had been doing ? A. Quarreling. Q. Anything else ? A. Drinking. Q. How long had they been drink ing? A. For quite a long time. Q. Were you in the room all the time or outside part of the time? A. Outside part of the time. Q. Was the outside door open from the kitchen? A. Yes. Q. You remember what time of the day it was ? A. About around four o'clock, I think it was. Q. Do you know whether it w a s light or dark? A. Kind of light. Q. Was it close to evening? A. Yes. Q. You say they were drinking? A. Yes. Q. You saw what they were drink Xhunem left a $100-a mQpjjj j Q |j to ta k e Dakota Business c J . business tra i n ine C V 2 Yes. Q. What did they have it in? A. In glasses. Q. How big were the glasses ? A. About that big. (measuring). Q. You know what color. A. White. Q. What was the stuff in that they were drinking? A. In bottles. Q. Have you seen people drink ing that way before? A. Yes. Q. Many times ? A. Yes. SALARY SOON PAYS TUITION . , k i , (copyn e hted-unobta.nable el« where.) This hargoschoolrecent ly sent him to Bowman Hardware Co., at a beginning salary of S125 a mon th—his tuition actually paid for . begins at the Guaranty 1 rust Go., Detroit, at $135.00 a month. De Itself in a short while. Mrs. Mary Alexander (D.B.C.) lores Morganroth starts at Mahno men, Minn., at $100 a month. < c Follow the Watch each week. $ucce$$ful." Write F. L. Watkins, Pres., 806 Front St., Fargo, i I MONEY TALKS Salesman, Salesladies and Re tail merchant. My items fit all of you. Salesman averages $1.00 profit for every dealer called on. Costs dealer $2 00, he sells for $3.50 makes $1.50 on $2.00 in vested. Salesman makes $1.00. If are a Salesman or wish to you become one. If you never sold anything in your life I will tell you how to make better than $100.00 a week. (Address) Geo. L. Lane. Mansfield, Ohio. tf. Q. What made you think they had been drinking? A. Because I saw them drink. Q. How did they act? A. They were staggering. Q. Did you hear them talking about what they were drinking? A. No. Q. Did you see any gun there? A. No. Q. What do you mean when you say Joe shot the man? Tell us how he did it. A. He just pointed his gun at him I is all. Q. When if you know, did he get j that gun? ' A. He got it from the other room. Q. He went into the other room and after he had been in the other room, did you see a gun? A. Yes. Q. What did the other man do if you remember when Joe pointed the gun at him and shot? A. He fell down. Q. What did you do then, Elsie? A. I ran over to the other Kit tock's. Q. Which is that? A. Tom's, Q. Who did you find there? A. Annie and the children. Q. Is that your aunt? A. Yes. Q. Do you remember if you stay ed very long or not? A. No. Q. Why didn't you stay long ? A. No. Q. Is that Carrie Kittock the sister of Joe, you mentioned awhile ago? A. Yes. Q. Where did she take you.? A. Back to Joe's place Q. Why did she take you back? Tell not tell. me Q. Did she tell you not to tell ? A. Yes, sir. Q. Was it after you came back to Grandma Kittock's place she told you not to tell? A. Yes. Q. Who was at Grandma Kittock's place when Carrie brought you back there ? A. Joe and Grandma. Q. That when she told you not to tell what happened? A. Yes. Q. D i d J o e tell you anything about that? A. Yes. Q. What did he tell you? A. Not to tell. Q. Did anyone else tell you not to tell ? A. Grandma Kittock and Carrie did. Q. What did they say would hap pen to you if you told 1 ? A. Said they would whip me. Q. Had you ever been told such things before? A. Yes. Q. That is, you had been told not to tell certain things? A. Yes, sir. Q. Did you tell anything at that time about the killing? A. No. Q. Why didn't you? A. I was afraid of them. Q. How long did you stay at Grandma Kittock's place after Carrie had brought you back there? A. Not very long. Q. Did you see the man that had been shot when you came back? A. No. Q. Did you hear the defendant say anything about that man when you got back from Tom Kittock's place ? A. No. Q. You were there for just a lit tle while? A. Yes. Q. During the time you stayed, they told you that you must not tell ? A. Yes. Q. Do you remember if anything was said about the man you saw shot a little while before that? A. No. Q. Do you know what was done with the man ? A. Took him down to the cellar. Q. Did you see them take him down in the cellar? A. No. Q. How did you know they took him down there? A. When I came back they said they took down in the cellar till LAST CALL! Remember—the suggestions you are going to send in for a SLOGAN for HI-LINE GASOLINE must be mailed to "Hi-Line Gasoline Contest Judges, Shelby, Mont., by MIDNIGHT, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18 Write the name of this paper on your entry and have a chance to win the Producers News reader prizes as well as the Big Prizes announced last week—$100, $50, $35 and $15. SHELBY PIPELINE & REFINING C0= night—then take him to the river. Q. After staying a little while at Grandma Kittock's place, where did you go? Back to Tom Kittock's place. A. Q. How long did you stay there? A. Stayed all night. Q. In the morning, you remember where you went? A. Back to Grandma Kittock's. Q. Did you see the man there? A. No. Q. After you had left Joe's place the evening before and gone to Tom tock A Kittock's place, did you see Joe Kit any more that night? A. Yes. Q. Where did you »ee him? A. I seen him loading the man in the car and take him away. Q. Where were you at that time? A. Over at Tom Kittock's. Q. Where were you when you were looking at him? A. At Tom Kittock's window in the kitchen. Q. At that time was it still light or getting dark? A. Getting dark. Q. Were you able to tell whether or not it was Tom Kittock's? A. I do not know for sure who it was. Q. Could you see the car from the window where you looked? A. Yes. Q. You know r whose car it was? A. Yes. Q. You know if Joe had a car? Yes. Q. Do you know whether or not it was a man he was carrying? A Yes. JUDGE AND JURY GO TO KITTOCK'S HOUSE This closed the direct examination of this witness, and before starting aske<l A. that the court and jury go down to the Kittock houses and get the loca tion of the different buildings prop erly in mind before going further, Judge Paul consented and adjourned court until nine thirty on Thursday morning. * * SEC. JARDINE REPORTS FREIGHT RATES VERY HIGH * * 'The Department of Agricul- * ture's index of freight rates in- * dicat es that they are still 58% * higher than before the war. It is • instructive to compare this fig- * ure with the index for farm * commodity prices, which in Sep- * * tember stood at only 34% above * tho pre-war level. These freight * * costs are large relatively as well • * as absolute. They place the Am * erican farmer at a disadvantage * of from four to ten cents a bush- * * el fti comparison with the freight * * costs of his competitors in Cana * da and Argentina. »> « * * * * * * Read the Advertisement»—It paya. N •r 1 « • • FOR * ;i Protection d * -- <1 ft ♦ AGAINST I FIRE, LIGHTNING, CY- 4 ;; CLONE, WINDSTORM | I GET A I Policy t IN THE > V • » * ❖ A Northwestern .. National U I ' U * FOR RATES ii SEE "JERRY" THE LITTLE AGENT * o O' Call or Address ❖ V G. G, POWELL h * ♦ Plentywood Montana \ '