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MONTANA POWER GRABS FOR
SITE ON FLATHEAD kJ POLSON *— (Conlinurd from page One) For som< reason the Montana Pow er Company slept on the adavntage thus gained. ('-»tigress Appropriates Money for Power Project . . . , At the urgent solicita tion of the white settlers and h lat head Indians the government built the N. well tunnel for the purpose of gen Power and irrigating lands. j he $101,000 sperit on this project be-! Ing inadequate ,the Interior Depart merit had another $396,000 appropn atiou m 192b passed by congress to continue the construction of a power P |ant - F°r some unexplained reason only $5,000 of this sum was spent on tre project during the fiscal year. In 192< congress appropriated the ui.ex-j pended balance of the $295,000 to con tiimi' the work. The Montana Tower Company was now* ready to grab the power site. The same Mr. Kerr journeyed to Washington an dsecretly negotiated for a permit to use the power site. On February 17, 1927, he submitted bid to the Department of the lnteri-|ers or, on behalf of In company, stating that it would undertake to develop the power sites on the Flathead Res ervution of granted permits to do so. The Power Company proposes to de liver to the irrigation systems elec trical energy to the extent of 10,000 horsepower for project and farm pur poses at a price of 1 mill per kilowatt hour and 5,000 horsepower for farm and project purposes at a rate of 2 VÎ (How much Then Enters Montana Power a mills per kilowatt hour, cheaper this is than the price charged th«> people of Montana by the same company?) The company also pro poses to pay the Unite.l States $ 1.00 per average annual horsepower gener ated on all plants erecte«! below Flat head Lake on the reservation. K«fr Hits a Snag Hu( JikIhou King .director of the National Popular Government Lea gue and others got wind of the gi gantic steal. On investigation it was found that when congress ap propriated a certain sum for a cer tain specified purpose could he granted. eie »d in the face of the affable and »■tute representative of Montana Power. no permit The door wiih Undismayed In* pursued his avowed purpose to ravish the rich os of Montana. As a result of his exertions a rider was added l«> the appropriation hill allowing this per mit to he granted, senators knew of bill did not I He Montana oppose this atlempted burglary undo/ the color of legal sanction. But again, luck was against the Montana Pow Thc rider («» the Dill failed t«* pass and the lock was still on flu* door that guarded the I lire. \i;, , . .... . ... Walsh and Wheeler liny Fheir Part in the summer of this year Mr. »poke on the Flathead Reser vation to the settlers and Indiana. He pamted a glowing picture of the a«l vantages that would flow to those present shoubl his company he sue cessful in securing the promit. The mouths of the Main Streeters of Pol son wept copiously us the suave spe cial pleader for Big Business told of the millions that his company would spen«I in their imme«liate vicinity. Kerrs oratory was effective. But some, settlers on the Reservation ha«l misgivings. I th , cn that Senators Walsh ami Wheeler appeared upon the scene, ihey ma«ie skillful pleas to r * n ^ avor the proposal of Montana power. To prevent em barrassment to its two Senators, the sixth floor issued onlers that only paper should publish Senator Walsh's speech and that the speech of Wheel er would not appear in print. The rompoiny. reas one JEWELRY For Christmas Giving I As a keepsake—jewelry is an eternal delight. As a remembrance—it is delicate and fine. As a token of es « teem it is unsurpassable. So in your gift giving—give jewelry. It is the propriate gift for either ap man or woman. « THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME SUGGES TIONS FOR SOLVING AT LEAST ONE OF THE GIFT PROBLEMS t* 4* 4* ❖ ❖ * 4* ❖ < Wrist Watches — Strap Watches — Pocket Watches — Enameled Bagi laces — Brooches — Pendants — Ring! blems — Chains V anities—Neck Elm Cuff Links — Silverware —Clocks Glass ware Gift Novelties mi i* ou need not search further for something suitable for HER or lor HIM. We have done the searching and it is here awaiting your in spection—each piece reasonably priced. AMUNDSEN THE JEWELER gravity of the whole diabolical spiracy is apparent when those gaged in it took such precautions to shroud their operations in darkness. shall the Steal He Consummated? con en I Again Congress is in session and ; the Montana Power Company is mak ing a supreme effort to have a bill passed allowing this valuable site to be granted for exploitation on a per 1 mit. It is in the power of either one of Montana's senators to block the «teal in committee or on the floor, j But the people of Montana will not he b , ard on the floor of the Senate. The | Voir ,, ()f ihv pe()p | e ia sti iied as Frank i K err watches, from the gallery, his ; pet pro j t . ( . t bring piloted through Con Kre8fl . Unless the public bodies of the State Rrt bugy am) HPTuI their pro tests to the Appropriation Committee of tin- House of pCpresentatives other experiment in public ownership will be throttled before it gets | chance to breathe and a valuable pow er site will be given over to a compa ny that is now able to sell excess pow ; er to a Washington Public Utility Companv, after it supplies its custom in Montana, ! I an Lewis and Clark Assessor Scoops High Court Decision 1 equalization "moneyed capital" has -1 been taxed on the seven per cent bas is and the national hank stock at the ! higher rate mentioned', The reason for the decision of the 1 supere court of the United States is that the federal laws prohibit the tax (Continued from pone <Tne) ing of shares of national bank stock greater "than is assessed upon other monyo capital in the hands of indi vidual citizens of such state.'' The classification law and its pose is killed by the ruling supreme court of the United States is in the opinion of Mr. Martien. The purpose of the classification law in Montana in the first place make a low "moneyed capital" or money loaned out but the decisions of the country's highest court has made it useless, in the opinion of the assessor. Its re peal, he says, is absolutely necessary to make uniform taxation in this I state. pur of the was to rate of taxation on THE DECISION Washington, Dec. 5.—Taxes impos on shares of national banks by Montana under its laws of 1921, were today set aside by the supreme court in thre ecases brought hv the Com mercial National hank of Mib's CiO and others. In disposing of the three cases challenging taxes impose«! upon na tional banks by the Custer county, Montana, the supreme court «li«l not - haml «lown a written opinion. There was no explanation by the court of its views on various questions ran ed in the controversy. Chief Justice 1 Taft irmrely announced that by or«ler of the court the decision of the low <' r c«»urt sustaining the law would he "reversed on the authority of the First National hank of Hartford I against Hartfor«!," an«i of "Minneso ta against the First National hank of St. Paul," giving citations of where the two could be found in printe«! volumes of «Iccisions of the court, (*( He's Like That Brof (giving illustrated talk): V ou can't get any idea about how terrible that sight looked unless you observe me carefully. DOBELL OF BUTTE M sergean™arms Washington, Dec. 6 .—The row may result in the L. Dobell of Butte as arms. senate election of . 1 . sergeant at " I here is strong opposition to Harry, the present incumbent, and we may get Mr. Dobell in,'' said Sen ate) Wheler Monday night. The name °f * harles H. Hartman of Montana, presented some time ago, was with drawn and that of Dobell substituted. AH democrats and favor him. some insurgents BEE KEEPERS WILL EXPAND THIS YEAR Malta, Dec. 12.—To increase stands of bee» 100 per cent in 1928 is the goal of the Northern Montana Bee keepers association. Several contem plate making a 150 per cent increase. Sweet clover acreage in the Malta ter ritory is several times greater than it was a few years ago and bee-keepers just realizing possibilities in this w field of agricultural development. Delicatessen Owner Armed With Bologna Routs Robbers an» nr New York.—James Huff, proprietor of a delicatessen in Brooklyn, was ordered to throw up his hands by two holdup men. Instead of obeying, Huff Picked up what looked like a piece of iron pipe and chased them. The would-be robbers were captured by police and it was learned that Huff's weapon was a piece of bologna. 1 Streeter Pays Fourth Divi dend for Oswego Bank Receiver Harry A Streeter is mailing out checks this w«-ek for a ten per cent dividend pay ment of the First National Hank ôf Oswego. 'Ibis makes the fourth di vidend declared for this bank by the receiver and brings the total amount paid «lepositors t«> 70 per cent, dividend is dated November 30. Glasgow'. Minister Witness in Gambling Case, Says. He Won $6.50 Butte - -Joe O'Neill, brother of Wil bam O'Neill, who Wednes«lay fourni guilty of permitting gambling in his plare nn«l was fined $500, Thursday went on trial on the same charge iii the seeondn of the attempts of Atty. Gen. L A. Foot to ri«l Butte «.f its allege«! gambling joints." O'Neill is charged with permitting games at the w . n U c ?* ar 8torc and cafe at West Park street. The Rev Ernest E. Ixtft, former Dillon pastor, was the principal wit ness^ for the state. He testified that h«> had won $ 0.00 in the place. While he was playing blackjack, the minister said, a boisterous and prob ably «frunnken man came in ami soon crowded him out of the game. Finally ,h ',\.r* terous ono ca, Ied for n drink o Neill aske.l him what kind of a brink he wanted ami the boisterous person repHed, according to the min ister, that he wante«I wor-st whiky j n town. sent an employe out for the , j boisterous man left he said to William O'Neill. "If you're ever in Deer Lodge and want a «Irink, just call on Dr. Pippy and he'll see that you don't go dry." 56 ' » a drink of the Loft said that O'Neill bottle. LOCAL SCHOOI.S CLOSE DEC. 22 FOR HOLIDAYS Fhe Plentywood schools close for the holidays on Thursday, December - 2 nd, at noon, in onler that teachers ami pupils may leave by the after after Vh! in i p S , chon| C,,mmp nces again after the holidays, at noon, on Tues day. January 3rd. The shortness of the Christmas vacation makes it pos «. KnVr"„ V tim, f " W '*»•'-> D. OF H. TO GIVE CHRISTMAS PARTY I he members of the Degree of Hon or Lodge are giving a Christmas par ol Vi th p memb I ers : and their children . t the Farmer-Labor Temple 'rues _ Whif«»taîl Mo l n Whiteta l Merchant Pay. Plentywood^Bu.ines. Vi.it 5 «; s *•»•*"«* vwi„? r th I"tïï î,n k:uT'" ™ J "' th,lt he is «"i". to TnmryTPn"' T h,,sis "ftef n or,lor to ''«»«pete with Innll ? hou T s . a , n, . , chain stores. He ooks for a lot doing in Whitetail in the sp.jng when oil well drilling orations commence. day, December 20 th. ' in charge says that und^ rîÏÏ l 'l tr r ^i' 11 bft in «vidence 1 u rea! Santa Claus will be nres Voîir^ h ° tK ° f '' ats for both 0,(1 and op Butte Barbers Cut Price of Bobs from Dollar to 65 Cents Butte, Dec. 11 .—Butte barbers have voted to retluce the price on all styles n f vinTr m n M 8 b . ob8 at least 35 cents, Dxing the minimum at 66 cents in T he scale will go into Lit Monday. The price for any style of children's bobs was fixed at 50 cents. Fhe price for first cut of women s or girls' hair will remain at •t. Special District Road Tax Must Go Into General Fund Helena.—Money raised f 0 r roa»i purposes by taxation of n special dis trict within a county must he placed court** hn npru T- fund ' the supreme «ourt has ruh'd' in agreement with the district court for Stillwater ty. Special r«.a«I district 8 in county brought suit against the coun ty treasurer to determine whether the * boubl '«»t i.. a s*.eciai coun that SOME NEED WHEELS "Say, Mike, I bought loon tires the other day. 'Sat bo, Ike? I didn't know owned a balloon." a »et of bal you c-* SUCH LOVE ** blond and quite pretty Shea deeply in love with Jim Bell Though Jim favors raven-haired maid »■ns "Fd dye for that fellow! swears Nell. Health Champion! ■ Æm%4 ** % 8 ) WÊÊ : M V m % m I * ■■ ^ w. i l; J ) > cored 99.15 out of a possible a id f. F i J Christensen, of •ard, la., who scored 99 out , and were declared America's champions in the "4-H" ' b contest held in connection ' Ii the International Five Stock « ,'osition in Chicago. Miss Ant rim is five feet, five and a quarter inches tall and weighs 125 pounds ( hristrnsrn is five feet and ten inches tall and weighs 152 pounds. M .f ID! Degree of Honor Lodge at Srnhev Hnlrls KyW» at scobey Holds Most successful Xmas Party Ihe D« gree of Honor Lodg«* at Sco hey held a most succ«'ssful Christmas party last Monday night at the 0<id Fellows Hall in that city. The members, old and young, came dressed in children's costumes and caused much merriment. Mrs. Waller as Topsy and Mrs. Bill Stevens Happy Hooligan deserve special men tion. as I he color scheme of green and re«l was carried out consistently, the hall being beautifully <lecorate«i with real holly and cedar which ha«i been procured from the western part of the state. The Christmas tree and fire place gave the Christmas spirit an added touch ami all the members and child were treated to «livinity and fmlge candies, pop corn balls ami a bag of peanuts with a candy cane enclosed. A committee of four serve«! an pctizing lunch of sandwiches, and coffee, the cakes being with jçreen and red cherries to out the color scheme. After the festivities, election of «if ficers was held, Mrs. Byrd being elect e«l president. About fifty members were present amf all were of the opinion that they H en J°y e <> the party to the utmost am congratulate,I the committee who ha«i charge of the arrangements. lh0 hc « be ,y Degree of Honor Lodge of the best in the state and growing rapidly. » <n Up cake covered carry is one is u;,. ui * 1 oo-f »1 Î — Chester Gray Farm Bureau 6American *: , ! .■ . federation at the na 1- advertisi„ E ftn ^ Xwää* "f the power'from t e W ? 1 !° v ° r " h™ ShoSJ, or '»er to cut the consumers in the South that the Shoal, Free Propaganda By Farm Bureau Lobbyist re «listri govern -•Jin'twr«, III cost of electricity to Gray urges 7 ,ttV "J« onoais power lie used to pro '*"« r °rpi«J By th<. cyanimfd pro 111?« JÎ,T h B*". Norris, an expert nn his whole question of fertilizer— J^ aklri ^ l> y electricity—says is ohso- j Cray's cyanimid pro vjt.iy h propaganda for private lease °i . e ' , ! anl 1 * set 5i a printed | • neet of three columns, with three il - 1 lustrated news stories and a long duo talion from Secretary Jardine. It »oostM the Madden bill which hands over the plant to the Cyanimid cern. con In a note to editors, Gray says that l* armers are particularly interested in getting Muscle Shoals put to work pro,Turing a supply of cheap fertiliz . We believe your readers would like to have the information giv«'n herewith. It is furnished in mat form on request free of charge, to one newspaper in each town, by the Wash ington Office of the American Farm Bureau Federation, 601-604 Mu.-sey Bldg., Washington, D. C. Merely sign your name and address, and mail the enclosed postcard." ers SONS OF NORWAY EL ECT OFFICERS Harold Kjorstad Bjarne Willis!on, N D. was elected president of| lofîge, Sons of Norway, at the annual election of that organization Satur day evening. The other officers chosen were: John l^trvick, vice pres sent; Annie Glaenske, judge; Dr, H. T. Skovholt, physician; Axel Stiom, secretary; Anton Sathra, treasurer; Ingebork Lundquist, regent; I lieo. Alleckson, marshal; Thina Larvick, deputy marshai; C. R- Tang, U'nor guard; Julius tSokke, outer guard: S. K. Oteaa, trustee; T. Hofengen, his torian. (P'WOOD TO VOTE ON SPECIAL LEVY At the last meeting of the City Council of Plentywood it was decided to hold an election January 3rd, for the purpose of voting upon a special h'vy in excess of the regular 3 per nt limit of indebtedness in order to construct and extend the present s« wer system of the city to the Mud dy river about half a mile beyond the' • present limits of the sewer. The cost of the extension will cost about ^f• . 000 . Th» right-of-way which has m en a matter of contention has been piocured and the election is being hehl early in the year so that the! bonds can he sold and work start soon as the frost is out of the ground I in the spring. as DOG GUARDS AT MASTER'S GRAVE I »Seattle, Wash.—Four months after his master s death, Jerry, a two-year old bird dog, makes a' 22 -mile ' pil grimage here to the grave of C. A Moddie, every day unless he is tied up or forcibly restrained, Moddie, an electrician, died in July I and Jerry was taken in an automo j rule to the cemetery for the burial. I Mrs. Moddie was mystifie«! by daily disappearance of the dog. i hen A. N. Tefft, manager of the j cemetery, telephoned Mrs. j that a beautiful bird dog is over ; here. He has been sitting beside Mr. Moddie'« grave for days at a time, j He won't let any of the caretakers come near it." the Moddie DEMAND PROBE OF ALLEGED BRUTALITY Washington, D. C. partment, following The state de _ representations I torn the British embassy here, has asked the governro of Colora«lo to in vestigate alleged police brutality in the case of Alexander Orr, a British citizen. Orr, who is said to be an I. W. W. sympathizer, was held without charge for 17 days in the Pueblo county jail, and when released on the night of No vember 23 was taken to the hills and heat« n by the police, according tin- embassy report. to H. S. BASKETBALL TEAM TO MEET ALL COMERS The local high school team will play basket ball the Scobey High I School hoys at Scobey, Frhfay, De I cember Jfith. , Sydney plays one and possibly two Rames here ^''cember 29th and 30th. Games wi „ Jllso bo playe(1 at homi , ! wlth W °II Point, Scobey, Westby, Froid, Outlook and others. The members of the team 1 that they will take on all comers. assert j STOCKMEN PREPARED FOR A HARD WINTER Lewistown, Dec. 9.—Stockmen have seldom been better prepared for i long stertch of severe weather than they are at this time throughout the whole Judith Basin country, Iy was the hay crop heavy last son hut on all the ranches there surplus stocks carried over from the previous year. The facilities for car ing for stock are also better than be fore so that the present col«i weather is not causing any particular hension. :i Not on sea were appre COURT CUTS R. R. RATE VALUES 15 MILLIONS (Continu, >d from page« one) interstate commerce commission ir. the O'Fallon case was not open to at tack on the ground of wrongful val uation. This in effect upheld the pru dent investment" theory of valuation rather than the method. Judge Paris, in a«l«lition to concur ring in the decision, presented a sep arate auxiliary opinion, offering formula to guide efforts to reach just valuation. He held Ixith the "prudent invest- I ment and "reproduction new" valua- ! tion theories were at fault, and that I use of either one exclusively would i to injustice. Valuations, he said, ought to bel 'The net result of expert opinion, rea- i »onably ami honestly exercised" He ml,M that "n,.. «viaV. taaïî ! BÄ j 'reproduction new" \ a a years | valua -1 It I /, j. I wia VMf Si w* Sk vr?é mi Hfl 2 * 3 == a (m M w. h m m JBf 01 is; « m I », 7?^ » S Give HER Something Useful for Christmas Presents for the M a » m Men Folks m a m MUFFLERS - TIES J — CIGARS % TOYS—Loads of Toys | For tiie Children CONGOLEUM RUGS, |*Jxl2, each . T1ES SHOES GARTERS — BOW SHIRTS — ARM BANDS sox - $6.45 I CONGOLEUM RUGS, 6x9, each . FINEST PURE SILK HOSE, m X \m i $ 1.00 ® m } per pair traveling bags, All Leather. IS Be sure to look over our nice suitable LOCKET CHAINS, ï ment of toys. You can find a I Toy for all of them. each *+*+**+*■ ♦♦»♦»>»»»«»♦♦»■«■ ■»»»»»»» 'm ; Moe Mercantile Company WE SELL FOR CASH ONLY > Phone 5 Ä Plentywood, Mont. « *> m )• fA *• a.v tf lé Hit lu • * PM-' 'J! n fr I Sheridan County Makes Rapid Strides 1 o Financial Stability year was no higher than for preeed ing y ears when they have paid with (Contlnur,! from i>n»;e One) stenson, "as their assessment for this Millliliiliilniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiil'iiiii'iiMiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii i i , I , , , ' • •!<•„ ''"I. ( I GIFTS— I We do not believe that any store affords gift s in belter taste or better value than ours. :%? One chance given, with every $1 cash chase, on a $50.00 Orthophonie Victrola pur Miller s Pharmacy ■iiinimiiii>immninininiiiininininMiinuiiiiimniiiimniiiiniiiinininininiiiiiiii,ii, ■ •"•"Illinium, M •"•mum; it II I Irr« mi t/i'l mi ft Big Pre-Inventory Sale i y 'M « » wing event at just the right time for ft new Dress, Coat, osiery. Sale Started Wednesday, December 1 4th and Will End Saturday, December 24th. A 10-day s; everyone needing a i Hat or I » i KITZEN BERG'S "VALUE-GIVING STORK" Millinery and Ladies' Ready-to-wear ® Ù Plentywood aw wm a* aw aw * Montan* » vi [__ .. St f.» •t MmilMMIMMlimilllMMIHlMlltMij FOR PRACTICAL : Johnson's Store is full of Christmas Gifts That Will Last Our special offering to please—Make your selection from this inexfumstible gift collection which has been chosen—in accordance with the polity of our store, wiih an eye to value, quality and good taste. s are sure : I z Special öfter a 10% Discount on all Dry goods, Shoes, Notions and Gents Furnish ings with the purchase of $1.00 'tyJ* < 2 , or over. ■0L Johnson's Store PLENTYWOOD, MONTANA Friday, Decent * r 16, |9 2 ; out a quibble, reasonable to the I ay property this It (ioe R 1 vman that Kh "uld not ''«»Hi »fceir year ' of what it only 1 year." Besides the ment of I taxes lars *«Hh •«nu,, Mtionally I .. amounting to thoui were also paid was ex ce current Ply.