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• TIM RIVER PRESS. VAIDMIDIDAY. APRIL IL 1•111 Montana News Brieflets A Budget of interesting Short Items Collected in Various Parts of the State Helena, April 8. -Will Aiken, secre- tary to three previous governore, all of whom were democrats, is to be retain- ed as becretary to Governor Joseph M. Dixon, the executive announced Friday. Mr. Aiken is a democrat and has held the office 15 years. Butte April 8.-A judgment for $2,- 000 in favor of Mrs. Elizabeth A. Mor- rison and against the municipality has been obtained in the district court here for aneged injuries received by Mrs. Morrison when she slipped on an icy sidewalk. She brought atilt for $10,- 000. Helena, April 7. - Mrs. Johanna Stack, aged 101 years, has applied for compensation from the state accident board. Her son, John W. Stack, who she said was giving her $20 a month for her support for many years, died from injuries received in an accident in the smelter at Anaconda, March 1. Kalispell, April 6. -Eggs here have dropped to 25 cents a dozen and scores of the poultrymen are putting them down in water glas sand other preser- vatives instead of marketing them. This is the lowest price ler eggs here since the beginning of the war. Pota- toes are bringing 50 to 75 cents on the local market. Medicine Lake, April 6. - Destruc- tion of the Southall elevator by fire carried with it more than S,000 bush- els of flax, oats and wheat. The com- bined loss is placed at $14,000. The cause of the fire is undetermined. Geo. Borley, manager, lives about a mile from the elevator end the building was ablaze before his Arrival. Anaconda, April \ 1 8. -The estate of William Lovell who comFitted suicide here last month consists of $11.50, an amount too small to administer in the usual way. No relative has appeared to claim it, therefore this sum must figure in treasurer reports for 20 years before it becomes the property of the state, unless a relative appears with a just claim. Helena. April 6. -Charles D. Green- field, Jr., was appointed today chief of the division of labor and publicity un- der Chester C. Davis, commissioner of the new consolidated department of agriculture. Mr. Greenfield has been engaged in newspaper and publicity work for ai years, devoting his efforts to news writing for the Montana -Rec- ord Herald for 12 years and prior to that time he was city editor of the Helena Independent. Helena, April 7. -In an opinion given to John 'N. Edy, chief engineer of the state highway commission, Attorney General Wellington D. Rankin holds that where the people of the county have voted an issue of bonds the pro- ceeds of which are to be used for a specific roadway, the board of county commissioners cannot divert the money to build a road along any other route than the one designated to the voters at the time of the election as the route upon which the money is to be spent. Helena, April 6. -What labor inen call a lockout and employers term a strike is on in Helena with three crafts concerned, the teamsters, electrical Helena, April 7. - The ptate land d Thursday decided to let no fur- ther leases on oil and gas lands until a new schedule of fees la arranged and it was indicated that existing fees would be at least doubled. Final de- cision may be had next week, it was stated. Missoula. April 6. -One of the stiff- est sentences handed out in Missoula county for infraction of the liquor laws was given yesterday by Judge Theodore Lentz to Louie Earusso, convicted recently of selling booze in his soft drink parlor. He drew a fine of $300 and four months in jail. Livingston, April 6. -While suffer- ing from the effects of shell shock and a general nervous breakdown caus- ed by his experiences with the Lost Battalion in the recent war, Joe Pru- sek committed suicide in a cabin at his homestead near Melville, Sweet Grass county. The remain were discovered Tuesday evening. Billings, April 6. -Taking office yes- terday morning, Mrs. W. E. Cummings, new deputy state game warden and the first woman to serve in that ca- pacity in this section, was confronted within half an hour by the duty of exe- cuting a dying horse and vicious dog. She managed to shift the responsibility to Harry T. Mann, her predecessor, who was in the office when the calls came. Anaconda, April 7. -Selling moon- shine to the inmates of the state in- sane asylum is the- crime charged against Al Eamitsch, brought from Warm Springs and lodged in the coun- ty jail. Guards at the institution al- lege that Plamitsch was passing out drinks from a bottle to harp3less in- mates who are allowed freedom of the asylum grounds. The guards took the man into custody and notified the Deer Lodge county authorities. Billings, April 7. -Officers broke up four Chinese lottery games here in two hours. The raiders found good sized crowds in each of the places vis- ited, with business proceeding in thriv- ing fashion. The establishment of the games is believed to have been under- taken to test out the attitude of the city administration. This was the first time an effort has been made to run lotteries since last July. Prior to that time they were numerous and play was general. The games here are believed to be directed from San Francisco. Billings, April 6. - So thorough a trouncing was administered to John A. Morgan by his daughter following an alleged attack by Morgan on the girl's character that he is confined to his bed, a mass of bandages and court - plaster. The story of the tight, in which it is said the girl was once knocked unconscious but staged a comeback and employed a baseball bat and , a * hockey club with sanguinary ef- fect, developed with the filing of a di- vorce action here by Mrs. Morgan. The family lives on a ranch near Bil- lings. Billings, April 6.-D. R. Wallace has learned not to choose offhandedly the policeman whose aid he wishes in a bootlegging deal. Driving an expen- workers and the plumbers. When these , stet car and wearing a silk shirt and craftsmen refused Monday morning toia rakish cap of real leopard skin, Wal- accept a reduction in pay as proposed lace reached town yesterday from Ca3- by the Associated Industries tie men per and approache. Patrolman P. H. did not go to work. Ten or iliteam- Shultz with the proposal that the ()M- eters, half a dozen electrical workers tier become a party to the securing and and a dozen plumbers are said to be transportation of a quantity of whisky. out. The electrical men and the not that kind of a cop,\ said plumbers have in most cases hired Shultz, and took Wallace to police themselves out on small jobs and are court, where he was fined $50 on a not losing any time, it is said. \ technical charge of vagrancy. Great Falls, April 6. - Selling his. Great Falls April 8. - Carl Skeies, farm with the understanding that it 20, and Melvin Romsh, 21, arrested in was mortgaged $2,500 when the am- this city on a warrant from Teton ount was only $1,600, cost Fred Theil- county March 12 charging buiglary, bar of Great Falls, $900. His case to escaped from jail at Choteau Wedues- recover the amount in district court in day night by sawing their way through a suit with E. M. Bilbro, resulted in a the steel bars of the cell in which they verdict for the defendant by the jury were confined. Skeies and Romsh Bilbro of \Taller, bought, a farm from were charged with having stolen a ma - the plaintiff in 1917 with the under- chine in Great Falls, ran it to Bole in standing that he was assuming a mort-, Teton county, robbed the Bole Mer- gage of $2,500. c,antile company and carried back a carload of goods to a shack in which they were living in Great Falls. Helena, April 8. -Claim for compen- eation by Gus Nystrum for injuries re- ceived by reason of being shot by 'in men he was engaged in a friendly game of poker during the time he was employed by a company in the lumber woods of western Mon- tana has been denied by the state in- dustrial accident board. Nystrom was playing stud poker with three friends, all of whom were employed in the , lumber camp. The game was in the! evening after working hours. During the game two men entered and held up the players at the point of guns and took all the money in the pot. Billings, April 6. -Harry Graves. a , brakeman, le at length on his way to the federal penitentiary at Leaven- worth, Kan. First arrested more than a year ago for stealing a carload of su- gar here, he jumped bail, twice broke Jail in British Columbia, and finally - was securely imprisoned. A two-year - sentence has just been imposed on him in federal court. The sugar taken by Graves was consigned to a Billings Jobber. The brakeman, then working about the Billings terminal, apparent- I ly had access to train orders requir- , lug the consignment to be shipped MICKIE SAYS 1 . -4 4 051 *NAN atamet %ANS A essat VELLERS sa,M0 NEVER. SCISNia IsksCsi-EL %II-% T1-1', NOME PAPEA NEAR tte AN' Nz Art °sr( , AN' NEI Laes , - co- or eat ic- PE Asesi 5aA0011.1 IMIAV TVA AN' c.a.‘ tistY4ERINSINO SCAAEME IVO womoca - n4E - 4 - 00 , 41 - sEutvetP4AtavErtl'ISiNef.\ beck. Instead, however, he managed to !Ave the car sidetracked at a place convenient for unloading the sugar into trucks. Meanwhile he had can- -t ressed the city and negotiated a num- 1 ° bet of sales. Helena, April 6 -Dr. J. W. Butler, state veterinarian, was today re -al) - pointed to that position by the state livestock commission, at a raise In pay from $3,000 to $5,000 per annum. Stevensville, April 9. -Harry M. Lewis of the Northwest Potato ex- change of Kalispell, told a group of farmers at a meeting here that it cost $166 an acre to grow potatoesi n the worn out lands of eastern states tie said Montana could put potatoes on the New York market cheaper than any eastern coast state. Sand Coulee, April 10. -Matt Kainu, a miner, was possibly fatally injured in the Carbon Coal Co.'s mines Satur- day. He placed his charge of powder in the hole and was tamping it, when the charge „exploded, blowing out both eyes and part of his face, also break- ing his left arm in several places. He was' moved to Great Falls in the ambu- lance for medical attention. Billings, April 9. - Harry Winters, charged with selling a gallon and a half of moonshine liquor and guilty of the error of selling part of it to a pro- hibition agent, has begun serving a 30 - day term in the county jail. He also must pay or serve out a fine of $150. Winters was the manager of a soft drink parlor at Custer. He was sen- tenced here by District Judge Spencer. Butte, April 9. -Men thrown out of work with the shutdown of the mines are leaving town rapidly. Those who have been employed at mechanical work at the mines are said to be, find- ing employment in other localities throughout the west. For the relief of those left here unemployed it is said committees will provide far their wel- fare to prevent. \bread lines\ from forming. Roundup, April 9. - A meeting of farmers, members of the Farmers' Un- ion, was held here this week to pro- test against the assessments made against farm lands under the new classification. Some were even in fav- or of refusing to pay taxes unless the matter was adjusted and others de- manded a reduction of 50 per cent. The assessor offered a fiat reduction of 20 per cent which was not satisfac- tory to thp gathering. Helena, April 6. -Announcement of the opening to settlement of 23,040 acres in Beaverhead county was made today at the United States land office here. Former service men and prior settlers (squatters) are given first rights in homesteading. Their applica- tions will be accepted twenty days prior to May 9 and filings will be mad May 9 or thereafter. Other persoris may apply twenty days prior to July 7 and filings will be made July 7 or thereafter. Helena, April 9. - Complete equip- ment for one infantry company with a strength of 75 men is on the road from the Benec.la arsenal at San Fran- .cisco to Sidney, Montana, according to 'Adjutant General Charles L. Sheridan. The equipment will go directly to the first organized company of Montana's new national guard regiment. It will Include a complete uniform, overcoat, hat and cap, rifle, belt, entrenching tool, full pack, mess kit and 280 rounds of ammunition. Missoula, April 9. -Harley Lease was reinstated as a member of the Mis- soula city police force by the city com- missioners at their regular meeting. This action was taken following a per- emptory order issued by Judge Theo- dore Lentz of the district court on au- thority handed down recently by the supreme court. Lease was dismissed from the force following a fist fight which took place in the police station three years ago. Lease will have ap- proximately $4,500 in salary coming from the city. Miles City. April 9. -Whisky mixed with wood alcohol and formaldehyde, according to the physician who attend- ed Fred Gilette, nearly 4aused his death Friday. Violet Kelly, whom Gil- ette told the police furnished him the concoction was arrested. Gilette said two or three \shots\ of the liquor had brought him near death's door as the physician Mind him. On recovering he repudiated his statement about the Kelly woman but later recanted and then with her, J. W. Willis and Lottie Young, were arrested on a charge of drunkenness. Butte, April 9. - Breaking a plate glass window in the entrance near the door, burglars robbed the jewelry store of M. Delovage here of 63 watches and other jewelry valued at more than $2,- 000, at about four o'clock Saturday Morning. Eugene Tteche, found in the vicinity of the store soon after the robbery, is held by the police as a sus- pect. He had a hammer wrapped in a towel in his pocket when arrested. None of the stolen merchandise has been recovered. This is the third jew - elry store in Butte robbed in a similar manner in the last three weeks. Dillon, Apr11 - 9. - In keeping with the gefieral reduction in wage sched- ules throughout the country, the coun- ty commissioners of Beaverhead coun- ty at the meeting yesterday announced the following wage schedule for the coming summer's highway work in this i county: Tractor driven( and grader men, $5 a day; foremen road gangs.' $6 a day; teams. $2.50 each; team drivers and truck drivers, $4 a day: cooks at road camps, $2 a day; labor- ers $3.50 a day. The schedule as an- nounced applies to a straight eight - hour day and is considerably lower than that of last year. Helena, April U. -Applications for ' motor vehicle licensee are pouring in- to the office of Secretary of State C. T. Stewart at the rate of 1,000 a day. The more the better is the theory of Mr. Stewart, who Ilea built up a mach- ine for handling this biomass in Jig time. Big Timber, April 9. -Frank Web- ber, rancher on the Boulder river, re- ported to the authorities here that Wee steers died from Paris green Ithich he discovered in his pasture. He said he found the poison in his pasture placed on the ground near the fence at intervals for a distance of 60 feet. Anaconda, April 9. -The \help your- self\ grocery store has become a real- ity in -Anaconda with the opening of a branch of the MacRae store. The new department will be without clerks, telephone and delivery service. The customer will go in and take goods from the shelves, total his purchases, pay for them and carry them home. Whitehall, April 9. -Planting of 1,- 000 acres of potatoes in Jefferson coun- ty under the terms of a contract be- tween the farmers and the Northwest Potato exchange is promised as a re- sult of the visit here tilf H. M. Louis of Kalispell. The abandoned sugar factory, where a basement more than 300 feet is available, will make an ideal warehouse for the crop. Anaconda, April 11. -Coroner Kend- rick is conducting an investigation in- to the circumstances surrounding the death of Dan Gallagher, aged 39, which occurred here today. Gallagher ap- peared at his home early this morning with a jagged gash over his right eye, supposed to have been the result of a fall. A few hours later he dropped dead. Billings, April 11. -Orville Mason, in jail here, admits that since the latter part of February he has cashed a large number of worthless checks, but ha can't remember how many. Authorities are now trying to determine the num- ber. Mason, arrested at Hardin on a warrant sworn out by Maurice Marans, a Billings grocer, said that all of the checks were for the purpose of obtain- ing money with which to buy liquor. Helena, April 11.-H. V. Bailey ot Miles City, was appointed register of state lands by Governor Joseph M. Dixon on Monday. Mr. Bailey has ac- cepted the appointment. He will suc- ceed Sidney Miller of this city on Ap- ril 15. Mr. Bailey has been a resident of Montana for 30 years and is widely known in Custer county. Last fall he was elected county commissioner by the biggest vote of any man running for office in the county. Miles City, April 11. -Ignorance ef hog nature cost the Milwaukee rail- road several thousand dollars here when employes \soused\ several car- loads of porkers with cold water when it was found that the animals were overheated. Sixty-one hogs were kill- ed by the shock. The shipment, con- sisting of 41 carloads of fat porkers, was billed from Aberdeen, South Da- kota, to the coast. The dead animals were buried near the stockyards here. Helena. April 11. -Extension of poul- try raising in Montana by getting batik - era to provide money for improving breeds and enlarging flocks was pro- posed by Chester C. Davis, State com- missioner of agriculture, at a meeting of the board of directors of the State Poultry association in Helena Sunday night. Mr. Davis pointed out that fi- nancial institutions had given similar aid to the dairymen, bringing that in- dustry to a commanding position in Montana within a few years. Deer Lodge, April 11. - In district I court here Judge Geo. B. Winston of Anaconda, ordered that 85 pints of whisky taken in a raid be returned to John H. Fredericks, the owner. The liquor was taken by the sheriff from Frederick's room here in March. The judge held the sheriff was not within his rights in making the confiscation without a warrant from the court. An action is pending against Fredericks in the district court for an alleged vio- lation of the prohibition law. Great Falls, April 11. -Upon concur- rence of district judges of Fergus coun- ty in the contract between commis- sioners of Judith Basin and Cascade counties, the prisoners of Judith Basin county and her citizens eligible for the county poor farm will be cared for in the Cascade institutions at a cost of $1.25 a day. District Judges of Fer- gus county have jurisdiction in Judith Basin and without an order of the dis- trict judge, prisoners or paupers Must be maintained in the institutions of the county. IT WILL PAY YOU to call at our store on SATURDAYS to see our specials SHARP BROTHERS • , TESTED SEED GRAIN . Seed Oats, bulk, per 100 lbs. $2.35 Agricultural Experiment Station Test 94 Per Cent. ti Marquis Seed Wheat, per bu. $1.75 Agricultural Experiment Station Test W Per Cent. Flax, per bushel - - • - $1.50 Agricultural Experiment Station Test 99 Per Cent. All BENTON seed CLEANED MILLING -ready & ELEV. to sow CO, Fort Benton, Montana Butte, April 11. -Going through the skylight of Bouchers clothing store on West Park street near where window crackers robbed two jewelry stor last week, burglars entered the store last night or this morning and tore off the combination of the safe, but sectir- ed little loot. The l combination of the safe in the Purity Cafeteria on West Broadway, about a block from Bouch- er's clothing store, was broken, the safe opened and $525 was taken. On North Main street Handley's cafe also was entered by burglars last night but the loss is reported as small. Billings, April 9. -Under an ar- rangement of unusual leniency, due to • the fact that the girl said she commit- ted theft in order to pay her fare home and because she will soon be a mother, Cecelia Carney will not have to stay long in the county jail here. She Is serving her 30 day sentence at night only. and In the daytime is working in a clothes cleaning establishment for money with which to pay her $100 fine. She confessed, following her arrest at Alliance, Neb., while she was on her way to Rockford, Ill., to join her hus- band, that she had taken valuable lin- gerie and boudoir articles from anoth- er'e girl's room. • MISSION THEATER THURSDAY, APRIL 14 JAMES J. 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