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r BR*3® îISTORIC A ^S*A» MONT. > THE PRODUCERS NEWS man. and nation to every Liberty Is Not Handed Down From Above "Omce Comes m the moment to decide, the strife of good with falsehood, evil side." the good or for Published Weekly A PAPER OF THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE PLENTYWOOD, MONTANA, FRIDAY, JULY 3, 1931 Official Paper of the City of Plentywood VOLUME XIV. Number 14 Sub. Rates: Foreign, $3.78 In U. S. $3.00 Entered as second Class Matter, October 18, 1912, at the Poet office at Plentywood, Montana, Under the Act of March 3, 187S Per year Per year Russian Dele gates at Far Labor Temple Tues day July 7th mer Itoe delegates from the north w «t and Pacific coast, five in number, who went to Sun to tnrü with the national delegation by the organization the Friends of Soviet sent over SS/to attend the great May Day celebration at Moscow and to Iterative farm*and thT^buge fac which are being erected by the worker's and farmer'« govern 1 t 0 f Russia in the Five Year industrialization Plmi. are now on W ay home after extensive trave l in Russia They landed m \ew York a few days ago, and are wevtwar dbound in an automobile. T^are now in Dakota speaking. ! On Tuesday, July Tth they will ar rive in Plentywood, and wall hold j a mass meeting under the auspices i of the United Farmers League. Mother Bloor will accompany them^r „qi aba) sneak ! These men, one of whom is a Montana farmer from Hysham, fresh from the worker Socialist re public, will tell you first hand L,„ t t v,ev saw in Russia - the Me fams, the big factories, the people aWork—-where there is no îmem ployment, and no exploiters. ; Everv farmer in Sheridan county should attend this meeting. In the evening these delegates will speak the the Valiev school ; southeast of Froid. Ever^ person! in eastern Roosevelt county should come to hear these men. - I _ DIP T> ÎI f\l 1 3 i 1 B] jfll'.r. I s|«|| 4 * 1 I T nniTOTT I A l/r A I Kk S I A Ü î* rt 1 UilUlJII Li/llYli nTT%TT\ A IT IT IV 17 ! SUNDAY. MY of Sheridan county, and aii farm ers of the county, should go to Brush Lake Sunday to hear Secre tary T. E. Howard of the Colorado Farmers Union. There is an impending split i* the Farmers Union between those are supporting the Farm in its agricultural betrayal who Board policy and those who are fighting the Farm Board and demanding a real farm relief policy. The farm board is being support ed by the St. Paul so-called co-op erative exchange, who are borrow ing huge sums of money from the Farm Board and drawing salaries of from $ 6,000 to $ 12,000 per year besides huge expense accounts, and it is being fought by the regu lar officers of the Farmers Union who not being on the farm board payroll, are fighting for the farm ers. This branch of the union is being led by Pres. John Simpson of the National Farmers Union. The St. Paul outfit is supporting Hoov er *and the Farm Board and the Farmers Union Herald, owned and controlled by the St. Paul crowd, which paper goes to all members of the Union in the northwest, is for the Farm Board. Sec. T. E. Howard is speaking against the Farm Board . Howard is a powerful speaker. Every farmer should hear him Sunday afternoon at Brush Lake. F. Ü. OIL MEETING AT WOLF POINT Wolf Point, June 27.— A state convention of the officers and sta tion managers connected with the oil department of the Farmers Union was held at Wolf Point on Wednesday at the Colliseum. About 125 people were present, including a few visitors. Head officials attending includ T. J. Kelly, state president of the Fanners Union; C. O. Spang ' er i head of the oil department; W. s Good, director; L. C. Hart, dis trict manager; Ralph Ingerson, E^neral manager at St. Paul; T. £ Gilmour, representing the Arro Co., makers of Arro and Liebe gasoline and R. D, Thomas, ^presenting the Northland Oil Co. wstnbutors of Penn-Union oil. O. f; Borsford and Julius Gess j ty union presidents I the speakers. k ? 16 P r °£ ram talks and round able discussions covered many of ne important phases of making, dipping and selling gas, oil and grease in competition with other ompanies. Reports showed the ' , de Partment, which is a young I o _' er prise with the union to be i ra* Wln £i. at a b teMy satisfactory I Lii ' Products handled, espec I wirk ** enn 'Union Oil, are popular I nnoi k trade and satisfactory in I quality and price. , COUTlr were among c v;i i ' and Mrs. Martin Nelson and varin n on a vacation trip to 0 f f , us Points In the western part 1 th e state. pea Hear Returning Soviet Delegates at Farmer-Labor Temple, Plentywood, Tuesday afternoon, July 7lh News Daily Press Didn't Print Bannon Found Guilty at Crosby-Given Life Term * it Father of Lynched Boy Now Safe In Dakota Penitentiary Says, "I Am Not Guilty" When Judge Lowe Pronounced Sentence_Taken at n„ ro n ■ _ « , p . L/nceto Bismarck Prison Repu mates bon S Confession—His Conviction Complicates the Justification of the Lynching of Charles Bannon - -_______ _ Crosby, June 29.—James F. Ban-. non wa convicted her« on Si ? c ^> nd ballot Sunday mornino- t in the jdufag of the Haven family n February 1930, at their farm Shafer, McKenzie County, North Dakota The first ballet w-s 10 C onvic±ion to 2 b foi acquittal «, 1 acquittai, ^on ' US T coimc i ' Sentenced I™mediatelv | m ... , , ., y j ^ t . he JU ' y ««died its agree- J ment dud £ e John H. Lowe was.ure fr ? m be fl j" a Crosby ^° tel ^ lt; - In tbe htt ® îfT 1 of ?™f by scor ®? of people had .remained up anticipating a, % . bum ed to the court room ^ * was . Standing erect and betraying no ® motlon Bannon heard the verdict, Asked by Judge Lowe whether he bad . anything to say he replied in a ( ^ ear V01c A e: „ 1 am n0t glll ty ' . Sentenced to Life The court then pronounced the life Bannon was taken from the court room to a waiting automobile and inside of ten min utes was on his way to prison at SiSt^rSAaS were necessary A few minutes before he was summoned to hear the verdict he had been sitting awake m his 0611 humming softly to himself. Prison Monda, Bannon was dressed in the state prison at Bismarck Monday. He entered the prison door protesting his innocense and indicating that he will exhaust every effort to have his case re-opened. Bannon is 55 years of age. By the law of averages covering pris life he has an expectancy of life covering not to exceed ten m Before the Bannon trial began, it ™ f3S5tag theit's every member of the jury had wit nessed^T motion pictor7 présenta tion of the picture, "The Criminal uon 01 uie p The picture told a story detail ing the horrors of prison life and setting up a strong case agamst the conviction on circumstantial evidence of persons accused of cap ital crimes. Attorneys attending the trial and witnessing the picture the fact that every member of the iKn£k h«urs°of d«maüc tmevs for the state and defense. The closing Plea for the state was by 'Hiomas Craven, ton, special assistant attorney gOT on years. Jury saw Picture The jury convicting Bannon re turned its verdict at 3 a. m. Sun day morning after two ballots. The first ballot was 10 to 2 for con viction.. The second was unani erah State's Attorney Tay McKenzie county sunmormed the state's evidence and asked for con viction in a brilliant address in whi f h if analyzed the state s case. Att °rne y MMB^th o^D'^ w ' (Continuée on la* page.) GOYFNOR ASKS FOR PARDON OF MOONEY Gov. SanFrancisco, June 30.— Philip F. LaFollettc of Wisconsin has made a strong personal appeal Bor clemency for "Tom Mooney m a letter to Governor James Rolpn. The Wisconsin executive deplores a "tendency to oonsidemthe p oner's economic and political vu rather than the question of his guilt or innocence," and states that an examination of the facts^ con vinces him that Mooney had no part in the 1916 San Frisco Preparedness Day dynamite out ns ews rage. LaFollette is believed to be ti e first governor to make a direct ap i pea ] f or the famous prisoner. nmnrt rmnn a * n Dill CTCD TfCC A IP KULijltK 1 ItiJ LAIN TA FiFPHTY THRIFT ^ Dial U 1 1 LIllvlu 1 _ rv, + * « D , * , Tu^X? it? iuesday, June 30th, discharged i Christ Christensen, who has served | as deputy assessor for the past sev-, j eral F®*™» and who understood he J was to have a job during the ten of Assessor Bolster, especially j during the present term. Christen s f n ^Ported to have been dis j charged with only a few hours no tice. . i. „ . ls „ u J 1 <lerst o°a to be a very efficient and capable of fice hand his dismissal came as a | surprise to hm many friends It was understood at first that Chris tensen s dismissal was an economy move as there^ is very 1 ttle work in the assessor s office at this time, ®' . tbe > ear , and that Assessor ; Bolster would get along with only hls derk until after the tirst ol tne year- Bat Wednesday morning Garter Phelps of Homestead ap-, Peared on the scene and was pointedlas deputy to take Christen-, Jwss ssa&stJJÜRY SSrÄSHgSSÄJl i in an h d is C D T a ce wMch pointed in his place, wmen did. , , j w s the°Medidne Lake °crowd. P?T f I at the " art hou fL MrS ; 18 post mistress at Homestea d. T . T n ...p Dj i I* TD fU V 1W > AIVI r 1 DU I I El vl 1 I I* 1 JiiiilL __ 11TfrriI ritlir, A PA Rft AT WITH I HU^ Allll i DUxil TT 11II lalUvalvIV, -* ^ BOTH ARE "BROKE" I - Butte, June 26.—Butte, like Chi cage is "broke" and the problem of finances is one of the most im nortant facing the new admini« stratum. As long as the banks continue to refuse to cSh city warrants, May or ArcMe McTaggart has a none to-contented city household; in fact a bad time for a new mayor when police and firemen cannot cash their salary warrants. Meanwhile, the city council, anx ious to right the sitaution which was foreshadowed more *Jjan » year ago when o nnr oached of indebtedness pp . as J^ ttei V a . ^ Hj ' de _ The "„"utaïionalS license ciarea cuiiswtuwu », persons, on ® - uos p g fees rang occupations, thelicense g 'SISSS l= ittee »^va" T„S proper^ value- an.jmcteas.rg Jents-tajs c'm ofsolidation program defeated at a sohd^ti n^gr ^ would preventod the critical state have prevents vn^ ^ felt The consolidation bill would have The c„„a,Mauon oui 5S5ÄT-5S« wlthta * bv $225,000 a y guffic ient to decrease Butte's inde btednes*. W. C. Adams Is Appointed Roosevelt Commissioner On Monday morning of last week Judge Paul appointed W. Adams of the Enterprise communi ty near Froid to fill the unexpired term of Andrew Harbo, resigned. The appointment came as no sur prise as it was expected that Mr. Adams would be named due to fact that he was a great favorite of many of the taxpayers in eastern end of the county and meetings held in Froid and in Enterprise country. Mr. Adams is a pioneer farmer of the Enterprise community Roosevelt county, stands well with hi® fellowmen and should be to fill the place with honor to him self and satisfaction to the taxpay of the district and county. ers Many Sheridan County Families Are Now Actually In Want By EDGAR I. SYVEKUD 1 _ , ... . H 0 n. Robert Larsons letter of appeal in last week's Producers Newà » behalf cf the drouth j stricken farm farces of south easte-a *neri<nn Goar.lv is not ! . i overdrawn. Irrespective of what our politics j and Social views are on üther inat ' ! Iters we can justly agree with him in his presentation o* the oresent m hi« pr sentat n o_ the pre. f rk>U8 . drouth condition. The, drouth is a fact— the seriousness of it is apparent, and the future fa very dark looking. It seems, almost like some hideous, heart j breaking nightmare to a great many of us, not only in Mr. Lar son's immediate neighborhood but includes practically the whole east e rn part of the county and man.,, t spots in other parts of the county. ; For the sev eral months we ba ve watched and hoped for the ence from day to day the appar . | ent j y neve r ceasing dust-storms, first from one direction and theK f rom am) ther. What crops thai did get a start were cut away by; the merc ii ess swee p of the drifting j sands> pas t U res were parched and eaten bare as plowed fields. There ; ig wry y tt i e hope for further ' graz i RR j e t a i 0 ne the possibility iiavc waucueu aim uupfu nn wie crop saving rains only to experi-; onee from Hau t« Hau the annar \ ; GIVES W.PARENT BIG JUDC MENT AGAINST? MCH1HE COMP'NY BolstS_* , , c . , , K£ . . .♦ District Court Adjourned Saturday Night After Longest * Session in Many Years—Calendar Practically Cleared • , /m,« r» n tv j r ♦ ! —Many Old Cases Finally Disposed of. * - The jury in the case of the Mm neapolis-MoIme Company against If Wilfred Parent of Medicine Lake which had lasted all the week, startin » M ® nday . brou V ht » a ver - d j ct at 9.30 Saturday night and !was dismissed. The rest of the jury panel had been dismissed on | Wednesday of last week after the case against Robert Robke, Jr., for delinquency, had been set over the term. The term was the long est probably in the history of the county. It was the first general term of court, however, for near ly two years, so the calendar was large, and many cases took much longer to try than was anticipât ed. Many of the cases on the cal endar were docketed nearly fifteen y ears ago, which were all disposed of this term either by settlement aismissal. or by default. Preba. bin sS°Uttll X^SrlTm^ttereX ihe district courTof Sheridan coun d term win pro bablv clear the docket P The long term exhausted the r„„j. , „„ TV , T waiirxri tb e board of county commissioners to amend the budget which thev Saturday bv add ine two æSSÎSÂS'S s'wää is Äd Ä SSpSS"* ^le k f Court^rl Petoson to^ wcre ^Tte^TwwS criminal cases only were tried, viz: in March 1930 when S. R. Collins was convicted and in June when Wanda Hass was acquitted in the sensational Hass murder trial, These cases cost nearly as much as •-« « year—a THE PARENT CASE The last case tried during the term was that in which the Min neapolis-Moline Implement Com pany sued Parent, old time farm er, living near Medicine Lake, for several thousand dollars in notes given by him for the purchase of a big combine. Parent admitted that he had given the notes but claimed that the combine did not give sat isfaction and put in a counter claim for his loss. This was al leged by him to amount to about $ 11 , 000 . He was unable to prove some of the items of damage but proved plenty of damages at that. Among the damages which he claimed were the loss of his wheat and of his own time and the time of his men in trying to make the combine work. The implement company's de fense was that he had signed one of the written orders which have (Continued on last page.) at in for hay for winter feeding. In fact many are herding their milch cows on the remnants of their field crops as a means of getting by until something should turn up. P rl< f <> f cattle 1S too low to 5Ä 3,8 cven *° P ay * rei £ht. And to ship to other localities for feeding would not work out very well ex feeder cattle for V , a *.• v *° de P? d wholly on their, milch cows for a living must stay here and their cows must be kept | here, so it seems that the feed must be provided in some way. The situation is alarming not alone for the present but for what's in j store for the next fifteen months, j There are many cases right now of real distress. Outside help is urgently needed. i As a starter, our board of coun- i commissioners on Saturday last j complied with a request for $400 with which to purchase Millet seed . otherwise. This was in _ help make a last effort to raise some hay for a few milch cows that are the sole dépendance of many famUies. On Monday Coun- : ty Agent Ferguson and Niels Mad-j sen, deeming this amount not near enough to supply all those in need, appealed to the board for an in crease whigh was given, a total of ap-_'_I_! Wim wmui tu (Miicuuhe «uiirt cnxu for those not in a position to buy ; otherwise. This was in order to , *-* ni[)R/ipnP C1IATT1 A hRS SHI H I I .11 ppm llfUE AT MU 1 EH llfc | WiIlAI IuILLlD —— The farmers of Sheridan county should immediately get all wheat on hand to the mill and ground in to flour and feed for use during the coming year which must elapse between now and another harvest. The flour wil Ibe needed by the people, and farmers will need the feed for their cattle. A 11 wheat in elevators, stored, the only wheat there we under ^ is tlie stored wheat . shou ld be immediately withdrawn, and all spare wheat on the farms should ^ taken to the mills and made in to flour ^ PO on as possible in or de ! preven f shipment and guar Xîv ^° Ur ' 1 In tblS T ay , tb t people can be pro ected ' JU£t tbat . rniacb - . ™f, r * '"g* £ Shendan county. In fact there Is want here now. The Red Cross is 9 P°° r feeder—those subsisting on lts mercy fare 8Cailt 80 18 UT> to art-a.-Ä-Ä ä f,rst HfîCSÇ *an you nwH hd p y „ ur „„ghbor. If jam -*« >- ^ »ou mast also b<dp -~" Helena.— Repris received at the capitol last week showed 2,76» men were employed on highway con rtruction in Montana. - 2 CATALOG HOUSES MAY MERGE SOON "Every John Sinclair writes in his syndicated column, body's Business" of the con tern plated merger of Sears Roebuck Co. and Montgomery Ward and Oo. the two most important mail order houses in the country. This merger so long discussed is believed to be nearer today than ever. It is understood that the merger has the tentative approval of the federal trade commision. There are several other large mail order houses in competi tion with the two companies mentioned s that it is believed that such a merger could not rightfully I« called a monopo ly. 20,000 pounds of millet bo be pur chased for distribution. Tuesday morning the whole office force got busy getting out notices so that those in need might receive quick l attention. JL«nergency commendable work ha« been done fa setting up the machinery of re Uefj but this will be just a start er compared to what may have to doT ' < L ^ at,e î; . The Red Cross is expected to have a representative here in a week or so and it would seem that it would be well for us to have some sort of organization set up a s soon as possible thru which he could work and the relief could function more systematically. a county director of relief one who is acquainted with the country the people and the many local con-; dirions should be selected. While the scattered rains of the past week or so have been bene ficial yet they will not insure a . _-- „ ..... late date. Pastures and the blown out fields are beginning to get green, a lot of this is Russian thistle that will be too thick any good, but the season is too far advanced for much hope. Between the hot winds and the grasshop pers the light showers will have a 1 poor show of doing much good. m-iai je wic.v w„i nut mouxe a crop of either hay or grain under the existing condition and at this SS of Sheridan county are hereby * notified that the next meeting * * of the trustPt ^ asaoc i. * • ation of Sheridan county will * ♦ be held n Wednesdav the 8 th * * £L ne of d 1931 at 2 » m * at ' the Farmer-Labor Temple. * * AU trustees and dubs are urg- * * ed to attend as there is import- * * ant business to consider. * * P. L. COLLINS, Pre«. * * Arthur Rehmer, Sec'y. * ****************** -A j DC I ICC fAMM r| A |'CC ItCLHoT vUllliTlII I Cuu ________ \|J||| || || DC Cf|p|y|CI| Jllvvlul/ DLi ri; ..\uiLil/ _ «a— h ., . t t . . S t*P* ÎL^ interests and protect them dur S^STcXing^. There L need for such a committee f[ « experiences of Arkansas last winter are not be repeated. _ has been an aonlicatio*. „^Tb ytK ^tborities tor $5000 per month releif appropriation for Sheridan county. This is only a drop in the bucket of what will *T, The t ^°« ally buys its supplies from the l oca l merchants at local retail prices tor the relief so as to af ford a lake off to these men on saürwa rrÄTÄS ^ needy M<i tha , „„t one cent fc r the pnofi. «f peddlers, And that oommittee should also see to it that all furth« poor rc hef is supplied the same a, by means of oounty storfcThis g v mg merchants the poor relief money «indefensible snd should be rtoppw ' at ■ mce - Chicago Building Permits Are Reduced 84 Per Cent Chicago.—FP— One explanation lof the 20 Chicago bank crashes is Been in the figure® released by the * Illinois labor department which Shows that building permits in Chicago for May 1931 were 84% lower than for May 1930—the pan ic year. For the state the drop was 76.1 per cent. The figures readied the lowest point for May in the history of the department. * * * * • * • • * • • • • • • • * • OPHEIM GARAGE IS DESTROYED BY FIRE Reports coming from Opheim are to the effect that the Stadig Garage was destroyed by fire Wed nesday night. Details are lacking and the loss has not definitely been fixed. 300 starving Workers Help Self to Bread & Beef Sheriff Gave $10 for Sah, Sugar and Coffee for BaHbecme —Too Many to Arrest—Three Hungry Men Fishing Jailed, Not So Many—Butte City Broke—Want to Li cense Little Fellow But Big Fellow is too Many So City Cant' Pay Help—There is Power in Numbers that An nuls Statute Laws Says Butte Attorney. •i* nmrmiAimo nPHTTUI RIDFNOllRS KFiTIRN lUl/LdWllIlu IVLilUllll rirt/WS nil TrAniTI 1 FR0IVI I AI IFuRNl A TlU/lU UHLiTUIUlIrt - Mr. and Mrs, L. C. Ridenour and daughters, Ellen and Alice, arriv e d in Plentywood Wednesday after i noon from lL Angeles, California wIipw +v PV bnvo oainurnpH siorp last November. They traveled to and from California by car, spend in g ten days on the Return trip, coming north thru California to Orpcmn and a™« that «tntp and I Washington to Seattle an east thru Idaho, Sd the Glacier Park, visiting at divers points ofi interest along the way. Mr. Kide nour said they took their time and enjoyed themselves . n|SttlI1 , , s „ u tIlcy had come home prepared to dig bare living out of the soil of north ' eastern Montana for some time to forborne. He reports that times are! I terrible on the coast, and that while there has been more rain to ; the west the drouth is general over the western part of the Unit j ed States, and that in California and Western Oregon and Washing ton and Montana there are no E« coast- After the harvest they will return to their larm southwest * Plentywood where they will again * charge of the farming of their lands. en joyeo tnemseives as they figured ; it would be long before they could make the trip again, nnd that they — ORD 1 ADfCCT DAMV J LHJ\UEfljl DÄill\ ___ __ __ |\f TOT CFITI FI HCI7C 111 lULCDU LLUüEiü , __ 11 Banks Now Ask for Sixty j ,^®rice Before Money May ■ ^ Wlt hdrawn. T , , ^. _T" , , 1 oieoo, i/mo. ine third largest bank in this city has closed its doors andl three other banks have announced that 60 days' written notice would be required for wiUi w The Y 'S? iTon^dollars^ilwl *3?" L dXrs M fts S officXard n bSnch^s t^g^Xabut $20 000 OtO in^St7 g P $20 ' 000 ' 0€0 Hei^y withdrawals from other banks^ followed and kT r^Mt the Commerce-Guardian Trust aid Savings Bank, the Ohio Savings and Trust Go. announced that no one could get any money from th ' m 60 " ">*" were given. The Security Home Trust Oo. is sued a statement saying that it on had closed its doors to conserve rc by v With drawals amounting to $7,000,000 ini the last few months was said to have been the chief cause for the closing order. Tbe city of Toledo had about $1,500,000 in general revenue and tax funds on deposit in the bank when it closed; the Board of Edo cation had over a million dollars and Lu<»s county $200,000 on de t th€8 Ü are . + secnred by bonds. Other depositors, mostly workers and small business men, are protected by nothing. Alabama Now Permits Tes timony Given by Atheist, Montgomery, Ala.—FP—Revers ing its earlier ruling that atheists cannot give testimony in Alabama courts, the court of appeals of Al abama has decided that the testi-1 monv of atheists mav be Wallv î"? ny L a - • , y j j ®*" y taken. Ine original, and adverse, ruling was based on the theory that without'belief in a supreme . . __i j , __,. j , ,, being there could be no valid oath. Thi Stheory was ascribed to the common law, which presumed that the witness, or maker of a declar ation at death, should hold a su - preme being as a truth and avenger of falsehood. is the in pan 76.1 the rewarder of „ .. 0 , ... Secuon o of the Alabama oon stitution guarantees all citizens a eÿ* «"*•«" tœ S>. for puM* Office or tor citizenship rights. A new awnta* has been installed. »? Wed been at the Kitzenberg store the past week. Butte, Montana, 1931 Spedmt to the Producer« New ™ Sîlï îîl diS, Wolf Creek digging the dti*h Jot j incidentally for Butte i 0 ther cities an incident occur red ^ wee k that marks the com this work which must be °?®tmg a to ^ al , 0 . f 1 . a «ulbon dollars < tbe buoyant dailies proclaim that jt + ls c ° st ^* twelve imllK ?" » tbat ra b es to the consumer will be fix 60 by . tbe wir^worked utilities National!-- 1 ~ ^ ^ Eddy's large bread truck appear- ed outside the commissary loaded wit . h bread for the contractors. I bread » hungry job seekers simply commandeered, pillaged, took or stole according to the point cf viev f of tbe man describing it. 1 Bread is * ood ** far 35 K° es but - 1 * als0 ^es beef to have a bar , becue. There were cow punchers rS fSp.SS g Le wj s & Clark county arrived m answer to an urgent telephone call, Sheriff Gomes He asked loualy of the plete breakdown of statute law when it meets natural law. I commission, Lee Dennis, Dan Boyle and Leonard Young, on a valua tion of twelve million dollars) l about three hundred men are work ' | ng an f m t?, , e -sianomg arouno trying to work Oom m and e er Bread He asked loualy of the crowd; "Who robbed the bread wagon," 0116 h ™ dred and fift y men stood HP ° ut \ dld '' He then asked, Who killed the steer, bun ci red fifty more stood up and sung out We ^Hed the «teer, Perhaps the sheriff saw the ex pense of loading three hundred men on his county for food and lodging for several weeks. Proba bly he was a good hearted fellow Wltb a sense of humor. He could see the folly of trying to convict three hundred men in a crowd, of anything. Perhaps, too, he had been hungry himself. He remark ed "Boys it takes coffee, salt and sugar to make a good barbecue, Here " ten dollarc ' ^ it at the "ri Wha \ ^ ® OUÏ<î ^ K ^ *** ^ ® °° unty? M yy Plcnty of Pood There will goon be forty million bushels of wheat in Montana not worth the cost of production. There are above one million cattle here. A farmer shipped a cow and veal calf in a carload of other stock to St. Paul recently. When the check came back after freight was de ducted it came to fourteen cents. The bank charged ten cents for collecting the check. Cannot even a railroad president see that a fif ten per cent raise on freight rate« might decrease shipments? Similarity A thoughtful person can see a -similarity of causal connection be tween the Wolf Creek incident and the License Tax proposed by the Committee of the Butte City Coon (Continued on page Four) Arrest Hungry Fieherm^t The sheriff learned of three of the crowd at Wolf Creek seining the streem. He had power to deal with these offenders. It Is said be arrested them. MILROY CHILD HAS A serious accident occurred Wed n3?da > r evening June 24 at the Curf i man heme near McRlroy. The three year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Curf I man was playing with the spring of * scree " door whe " < in , eo ?l e „ ,n ? n ^ er the spring gouged into the child s e y e tearing the eyeball across the pupil and damaging it otherwise. Am *°°" a ®. possible after the accident < p aren t s to Plentywood. There the 1 doctor cleaned and tended the wound EYE BADLY INJURED but advised that the patient be tak en to Minot. Mr. Noon and party started Immediately for Minot arrlv ing there at five o'clock Thursday morning. There the injured eye was ÂSTÏ5ÎÆ Ä' uf^SSSC The latest report received Is that the child is doing ae well as can be , be any permanent injury to the eye I or not.