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   Billings Weekly Gazette (Newspaper) - August 7, 1923, Billings, Montana                                Scraps From the Editorial Sifted From Grid 1------Bj WILL AIKF.N Bear still bein' what'you mleht call horse ue comeback, we used fo say In It Is a auto- mobile Instead ot n horse that puts me thus as I writes you last week, minute mid wIlbhoMln' notliln'-and tlic weather tieln' such as to leave much to be decried'In'this respect, 1 ctm- cludo lo my pen In hand aiid send you a few thoughts at this time lo show that J don't forget our weekly conferences in what you calls the Braincry. which It seems to be well named If I can1 judije by tlie Emma Nations therefrom day after day, and mo bein' a constant reader since the Ideas of March, eo to speak. The Billings Weekly Gazette VOL. 4. PRICE FIVE CENTS BILLINGS, MONTANA, TUESDAY, AUGUST I. N. 8. and N. Y. World Service. Full Associated Service You no doubt recalls tho liappenln' thqt brines me to llila hc-rti low estate, (lie sams teln' a violet atl.ick ot nulo- mobllltts which leaves me with a total o! several brolio ribs and numerous embrasures of llio skin, If -you follows mo: ana you similar recalls How I ad- vertises If anybody desires to remove cafd car off from my hands, so to speak. Well, I eels Instant results from Ealil ad, there bein' a total ol 21 applica- tions, H-lilcli don't take no account of the. applications to my racked frame because of said accident. One of the lint conies from here talesman who Induces me'to buy car. I you about Wm havin' the gifted Mm ollerln' to remove said car back to his gearage ami pay me a quarter of what I pay him only a few days Pryor! Sick as [I am, this here exhibition ot all gall bein' assembled In one part, as old .Parry Fraze used to say, gives im- petus to my'paln and I is moved to cry out, usln' language which I regrets to say Is not calm and restrained but rather unstrained and bitter, a-3 you mlsht say of a cup of strong lea. Then this here salesman .cornea back with the Information that It is a used ,car nm tryin' to sell, whereupon I shouts eyerunnick'that he.has his nerves to speak of a used car'when here he sees me l.ing wisliln' on a bcdopanc and he knows fully well that I am a used and a badly-used man at that. Which he smiles comteinptlve at and cays, "Well, that's the Alfred O. Mesa o' the whole, can take it or leave It" He Ijents my loaded quirt the tloor and I turns my thoughts from these here explosions that's liable to Fhnltcr a body's constitution to the very foundations and cause n acces- of earthly activities, as you might cay. Me bein1 among the. Mayme ana hal- tered for the time bein' and It comin' on to rain most of the time and to threaten snow freely, 1 am thrown on njy ou-n reproaches, so to speak, and I takes time to read a Rood deal from that there Hook which I tells you about previous, and I am amazed to find a 'account of a flood that Is a whgle tot worso than what Montana and Wyo- ming has Jn the last 10 days as poor frayed In -the newspapers Irom iiay to day, which It was thought was about the most severest in our hysterical annals and ark hives. FUNERAL TRAIN MAKES SNAIL'S PACE THROUGH CROWD IN CHICAGO lurks and V. S. Sign Treaties ot Co-operation YANKS OBTAIN AN EXEMPTION INANMRAUffl Capitulations, H o w- ever, Abrogated; Citi- zens of Atnerica Gain Open Door in Busi- ness. the presence of Americana, Monday Anyivays, It seems like away buck. nro tho M exican war and_ b e fore they begins to haul the dirt and the cement for the rlmrockB at Billings Ihe country gets terrible wicked nnd disregardlcss of the btst things nluch life is us for, like they does time at Nlnnle V, which I tells you about recent, so a man who is promi rent In the country, which he la cattleman by the -name Noah, .them not givin1 their men no initials that sured early, account the dictionary not bein' of pc' published yet and not population with den so enough to make no confusion Mister Noah he is By told to go up and down the cricks and to all the ranches In the country and preach to 'em, givin' warn in' that unless thq folks in general quits their devilment and grocers mend tneir the country is goin1 to be de- stroyed sudden and effectual. TVell, sir, this Mister Noah he don't waste no time in showln1 how good a soldier ho is. He gets his out- fit ready and puts, the old fn the back of the 'wagon and a few Gospel HVmns for the congregation, and he sets out on a long tower of exhorta- tion which he is a man gifted to speak and tell 'cm in terms most certain' what's goin' to happen if the country goes on In the same old way. He slops at every ra nch hou se n nd asks 'e m to come over to tho crossroads that night and hear his message; and when they gathers there. It sccroin' courteous to go and hear him, there no movies open then and the swimin" pool not bein' established, if you excludes the old swtmmhV hole, they listens respectful and they chips in liberal when the hat is passed, that character risky, as you might say, of- these here ranch people out West from tlmo In memoriam. Lausanne, Aug. treaties between Turkey and the United States, one of amity and commerce and the diner of extradition, were fiigned with- out ceremony In small group of afternoon, in the saloon of the hotel Ouchy, where the American delegate; have headquarters. Ismet Pasha, Turkish foreign minis- ter, Rlza Nur Bey and Hassan Bey signed for Turkey and Joseph C. Grew, American minister to Switzerland, for the United States. Later the principal signatories, Ismet tfasha. and Minister Grew, read ehort addresses voicing mu- tual Eallsfactlon at the conclusion of the conventions. Speeches on Both Sides. Joseph C, Grew, the American repre- sentative, in a brief address after lh> signature, declared conventions permit of "love and useful co-operatioi between the two Ismet -Pasha laid emphasis upon the ties of democracy between the Unltet States and Turkey. He depicted Tur key as a new Turkey and a hind whose government was based.on the will o the people, -hence the pleasure of ten dorlng friendly and co-operailve rela tlon with the great American republic Old Treaties Dead. In the general contention, the con trading parties agree to terminate a! treaties existing between- them an capitulations are completed abrogated Each party WOMAN OF 82 AND MAN OF 92 WHO SAW LINCOLN'S FUNERAL TRAIN WAIT IN HARDING CROWD Chicago, Aug. little, shouldered, grey-haired I woman was among the lirst ar- I rivals at the Kedsle avenue I tion Monday, long before the Harding funeral train was due, j and refused to give up her posl- j tion when police attempted to j clear a space on the platform. "I saw Lincoln's body lying in she said. "I have been here'since 7 o'clock this morning and I'm not going to move for any policemen." She gave her name to the police as Mn. Jane White, .82, Stie was allowed to remain' on the platform. Albert Gergman, 92 years old, and another who was present at the Lincoln ceremonies, left his home for the first time In 20 years to stand for hours In the hot sun that he might catch a glimpie of the car In which lay the fallen chieftain. B. B. Forbes, commercial agent for the Western Union, took aboard the train more than telegrams for Mrs. Harding and others In the party. HARDING MOURNERS JAMMED TO TRACKS IN HUB OF MIDWEST AND 8000 FANS POSE TRIBUTE Great Crowd Stands Silent Five Minutes on Ball Field. Chicago. Aug. tolling of a bell In a nearby church an-i the wave ot an umpire's hand, Monday, dropped a pall of silence over thousands of l.ase- ball fans gathered in Cubs park as they stood In silence and paid their respects to President Harding. It was said to have been the most impressive incident ever In Chicago. MARNNTOLAY HARDING AW AY AS NEIGHBOR Home Funeral Plans Left to ,Wishes of Mrs. Harding. engage tn professiona I of the i irson and the stand; pean states, that gard to matters t be subject only key. The treaty erty of commer accords the mos ment with regard excise taxes. to receive representatives who most favored with the retirement of the last Brooklyn player In the seventh ens of the United the first toll of the church bell to travel and reside sounded and Umpire-in-Chlet Fin- ftion that they removed mask and cap and of the country, and his hand slowly as a signal to ssional, commercial players. Then, his head bowed, he ties permitted by to the homo plate. Umpire signers, and will be ost complete officiating on the bases, to first base and followed the' example property in bis superior, while the players re- rda of International in their respective dugouts, hats Status hand and beads bowed, while the pecial exemption. It continued its dolesome tolling. the treaty with crowd, about S.OOO, including a n t A mericans, with number of children, Joined In si- of personal status, honors to the chief executive. Not to American sound was audible in the park, the anies also will be not even conversing with one and jage In business In during the fivc-mtnute interval. y provides complete the flying of a few pigeons and nn rce and navigation chirping of sparrows r.lone st favored nation the stillness- ard to Hie period held sacrort was fronvJhlO 1 conditions of. every and import business p. m.. the time (ha Harding funeral train, was expected to arrive in the V A A V V W V% A V But they don't seem overmuch In- trusted in Mister Noah's message, mne of 'cm livin' close to the river and (here never hcin' no floods in their --time that brought the water up to the front gate. KO at the close of the Ihey all [joes up'and shades the by the ha ml nntl tells him how much they enjoys Ms sermon, anil ain't it lovely weather, and all, ami Mister Xoah he camps for the night ana next day goes on (o Another settlement, his heart heavy in his bosom, him know-in' v.-hat's comin' but unnblc lo make here pervc-rse folks bclfeve fn (t. ami the same ovc-r and' over after night till he Ins made every stop in the ivhofe country mighty nfgli. and his work riniFhoil. with him buck at the .homestead. Then what docs Mister Xoah dn hut get his ,nx and saws and implements and his he goes_ .vto the woods and begins gcltln' out limbers, great big timbers, like he is goin' to nut up a auditorium or something; ami the people from near and far comes ftlone1 to watch 'cm and ask fiuestions. ami Mister Xor.Ii he tells 'em he's bulldin' a boat, which he calig It n ark, and that he has warned these here people positive and pli-nty, ;and ns for Mm and his family they don't propose to pet drowned. And tho peo- f pic mostly shakes their heads and taps same as if to Ihe old man's belfry is Invested in bats, et sellery, and what a II Is, him'bein' such n nice-seemin' VM man. .and all, and they rays ponuHoing about Warm Springs, ami off they goes to '.heir joys and their jazz, as you might say. HELENA BANKS BALK AT STATE CASHING Demand Decision From Courts First On Valid- ity of Governor's Vetoing Appropriations On Horizontal Percentage; Salaries Tied Up. Helena, Aug. banks have declined to cash any state warrants drawn on the general fund, 0. H. Junod, state treasurer, announced Monday. The banks, he stated, will not accept any drawn after July 1, until the supreme court passes upon the validity of Governor Joseph M. Dixon's action in reducing legislative appropriations on a percentage basis. Marlon, Ohio, Aug. the nation will conduct appropriate fun- eral sen-Ices lor Warren G. Harding as Its president in Washington Wednes- day, Marlon, Friday will attempt to for- get his exalted position as head' of the nation and bury him as one of Its dis- tinguished citizens. 'rKTarion the late president as fofVtne private citizen, with full recognition that he was the most distinguished In the nation. There will ba no pomp or elaborate ceremony In the laying1 away of the dead president. What dignity there Is will be more through the pres- of distinguished persona who jour- nty here to pay last tribute than through nny effort (p make ft so. The funerat. Insofar as possible, will be a meeting of relatives and friends to Mfi a last farewell to a loved one. Such Is Mrs. Harding's wish, and her wish will prevail, Kin Gets Widow's Orders for a simple funeral were re- ceived late Monday by Col- L. P. Lahn. from C. O. Sherill, in charge of fun- eral arrangements at Washington. De- tails for carrying out the "order were to bo furnished by Mrs. Harding to those near the family who met the funeral train In Chicago Monday afternoon. Ac- Ycrdlnjp to Colonel Sberitl's Instructions, tlie funeral train will arrive in Marion 10 a. m., Thursday. On this train with tho body will bo those who made Alaska trip with him and watched ami Imped for his recovery in San Francis- co. It will be the same train that bore the body to Washington. In addition those who so far tnu.de up tbe funeral cortege, the funeral train also will (carry Speaker Gillette and Presi- dent Pro Tern of the Senate Cummins, cabinet officers and C.ipt. Adolphus Andrews, of the navy, and Maj. C. Si. Baldlnger of the army, aides to the" late president. Town Called on to Mourn. President Coolidge, accompanied by other governmental officials, v.m arrive on a special train at Fri- day morning1. All Marlon citizens were officially called upon proclamation Monday, by Mayor W. J. Nellie, to suspend all ac- tivities .the day of the funeral, and "join as neighbors and friends to pay the tribute which Is truly felt In our hearts." Trinity Alien Islands in City's Population Vie With Native-Born in Paying Reverence to Ameri- ca's Dead Leader As Special Winds in and Out of Hives of Industry. i Willard, Aug. Harding funeral train crossed the state line from Indiana into Ohio at a. m., according to word received at the Baltimore Ohio dis- patcher's, office here. Because of the large crowds, the train was forced to slow down at Hicksville, the first town encountered in Mr. Harding's home state. The crowd had assembled for miles around silently watched the cortege pass. Large crowds have gathered at virtually every town through which-the train will pass in Ohio, according to word received by Baltimore Ohio officials here, who have been directing its operation. The funeral train, already hours behind schedules, was expected to fall even further behind during its progress through Ohio. Chicago, Aug. Dearborn bowed his head in mourning Monday as the nation's burden of sorrow reached Chicago. Through miles upon miles of people, the funeral train bearing the body of Warren G. Harding passed, scarcely faster than a man might walk. Fifteen miles from the great railroad terminals, the bareheaded throngs .grew dense as the funeral cortege drew near to the largest city through which it will .pass. Woli, sir, hardly believe it. but t-nc clay it comes on to rain and Mister N'onh calls all his family and nuts 'cm Into this here ark wnich is already pitched about so It'll stand lots of rough hnnd.in'. nm! then he tnkos In Uvo of every kind of animals that they is In llial country, litchiilin' jihocp, (Continued Page f, Col. a.) E5 3T M Slowly the black -draped engine moved the great throngs, at dense that they were-crowded onto bracks In front of the funeral ec'rtege, even as they tried to make a path for the train of mourning. Switches to B. A O. As the train reached tho railroad yards, where it transferred from the Chicago, Northwestern railroad to the Baltimore Ohio to continue Us long Journey from the Golden Gate to the capital, traffic was halted for blocks at every street intersection and people were massed so densely along the r'ght- of-way that tha train could only creep and at times stopped jiltogether- It probably was the greatest demonsl ra- tion for a public figure the city has ever witnessed and can compare only with the reception accorded to the body of the only otber chief executive ever brought here Abraham LIncoin, In 1865. Not only did people gather in the hot, dusty railroad yards and stand for hours, wedged so tightly together that they could scarcely breathe, but they peered by the hundreds from win dows and from housetops. livery point of vantage had Its mourners. Aldermen Pay Formal Sympathy. Due to the crowds that thronged about the funeral trai n as it reached th e more densely populated sections ol Iowa and Illinois, the cortege enterec Chfcago shortly before 5 o'clock, more than two and one hair hours schedule. It departed fit o'clock Ions commonly designated by the na tonalities inhabiting1 them. It was i Igmfftcant fact that through these quar ers of the city, so often termed "for' ign." the train was met by the same orrowfns thousands that greeted .1 IsewKere. Italians, Poles! Greeks, erma'ns, negroes, Slavs they a 1 were Americans, mourumg the passing if Warren G. Harding as the :ortege swept by. Mra.' Harding, at a tinjai led Baptist church, of which Constable Says Man Who Seems Dying Up- set Two By Intent StevensvrHe. Atig-. Boilram I Hcs in a hospital hero, injured Internally and, perhaps, fatally, doctors say. ar, a result of an automobile accident (n the main street here, Monday. Xigel Cimp- licll. constable. Is recovering from In- juries (he same accident. Mr. Campbell pays the accident was caused deliberately. Mr. Campbell says that r.e arrested Bertram on a cliargu of possessing and liquor. Bertram asked that he be allowed to drive his own car to the county jail at Hamilton. miles south of here, as he did not desire publicity tn StevensviCe. The request was granted. Mr. Campbell protested at the rpeed al which Bertram was going, said to he nearly 50 miles an hour, when Campbell, says. Bertram gave a Jerk al the tlcer- Ins wheel and overturned tlie car. Campbell was thrown clear ami i'kkpd up unconscious, hut TJorimm was Tinned down by the car. He was bioufftt to a hospital Attorney General D. Kankin cenlly gave an opinion holding thai Governor Dixon was within hts rights in approving a part of an appropriation and withholding approval of or vetoing a percentage of .a sum appropriated. Despite the attorney general's written opinion, however, the Helena banks will not cash warrants until the question has been decided by the supreme court. Treasurer Junod stated. Stand on Technicality. All s.ilary warrants are drawn on the general fund anil this menus, the treasurer said, thai state employes doubtless experience tn secur- ing pay for work until the quest ton Is decided. "Tiie banks do not question the Mate's financial solvency or its ability lo pay its just debts." said. Treasurer JunoO. "lut the difficulty Is whni one might term merely n legal technicality, for Montana Is In fine financial condition." Tho supreme court, now fn summer recess, will not sit ag.iin before Sep- tember 10 or 15. according to plans be- fore the adjournment was taken. Off School Fund Purchases. Most of the banks of the stale do their business In warrants through cor- respondent banks In Helena, so the slate treasurer believes purchasing of warrants depends lo client on the attitude banks. Monday, however, a considerable num- ber of warrants were receded from a MtsEOula bank for rcgislratlon nnd turn. The summer schools and the var- ious state institutions are affected Ly the warrant situation, according Treasurer Junod, who said he nai know of any arrangements having oecn made, as yet, to bring about court ac- tion. The matter was preeiptlatec! al this lime, he said, due to the faci that Mir purchase of state warrants by the siaie land board with permanent school veitmeat ceaMd Saturday. President Harding was a member, thrown open to tbe pxibllc Monday. Hundreds passed through fn'silence to view tho draped pew in which Mr. Hard- ing sat while attending services. Guards aro stationed both within and outside the church. (Continued on Page 2, Col 1.) SCANDINAVIAN SHIP HAS 600 FARMER QUOTA New York, Aug. hundred Norwegians and Swtdt, ill farmers, most of them with families, arrived Monday on' the steamship Frederick en. route to farms Irt tiie west, northwest and Canada. Some of them were said to have brought from to with whlph to purchase land. Many stowaways were found on board. All were from Copenhagen and they had Intended taking a trolley trip from New, York to Minneapolis, thence to California: ana Alaska, all of which they thought were close to New York. DEAD MARCH IS TO BE PAGEANT OF SOMBRE AWE 'Military and Civic Procession to Bear Harding's Body. Back to White House. BIG GUNS KILL 750BANDITSIN BARRACK MASS Manchurian War Lord Orders Slaughter of Outlaws Under Train- ing for His Army. Peking, Aug. from Tsitslhari province of Holungkfng. Man- churia, announce that 750 bandits were slaughtered by soldiers Is tbe barracks there by command of the provincial tuchun or military governor. The victims were among outlaws who surrendered recently and wer-j be- ing trained for the army ot Chang tbe Manchurian war iord the mutinous attitude the prisoners. 50 were summoned before the military authorities, ostensibly lo: a reprimand. It subsequently transpired that the 50 had been executed, whereupon the remaining bandits tried to escape. They were surrendered and a fight followed The troops, using large guns, destroyei three camp buitdingg and wiped ou most of tiie bandits. Fifty ofr the reg ulars were killed and many wounded, Washington, Aug. the mil- itary and civil honors that a great na-: on In sorrow and prayer may bestow [ion its head will be paid to the mem- ry of President Harding In the state ineral ceremonies here Tuesday and' Preparations for 'the saddest cere- lony in the life of the country lie martyred McKinley was brought pre from Buffalo 22 years ago, were" ompleied Monday under the guidance f President Coolldge. At night lational capital, draped In mourning, waited grief the arrival of the lan- ral tratn. President Coolldge, cabinet. members. Chief Justice Taft iind Sena- or Cum m Ins of Iowa, president pro' em of the senate, will meet the train .s it draws Into UnEon station at Ii3t RISE IN COTTON DUE TO TEXAS DROP New Yorfc, Aug. Increases in price of cotton caused by rrea- pccts of a sharp reduction (n the crop, will mean a gain of approxi- mately SSO.000.000 to farmers who have cotton lo sell, William .Mitchell, of Gwathmey Company, brokers, 'Climated Monday. UNION BATTLE CASE DELAYED St. Paul. Aug. on the petition for an Injunction brought bv former employes of Ihc Great Northern railway against the new union of shon- j> craft employes and others to restrain i considerable jlne new union and other defendants f Helena ftoni interfering with re-employment of Ihc former employes was continued fct weeks by agreement of counsel Monday. It will come up August 20. CAMVR1L NAMED FOR GOVERNOR. Louisville, Aug. that official returns from Saturday's priirary indicated tho nomtnalton of Concress- man Cantril, of Georgetown, a? the Democratic candidate for governor and "assuming that the official count will make no material change." A. Dnrkely nf Paducat, Monday night, tendered hfs congratulatione and support to hla oppoaeat. nearly four hours behind the es running time.. Tho formal demonstration of the city's sorrow was made through an aldermanic committee which 'look aboard the train at the avenue stop a hug wreath of lillies and roses bearing th inscription: "Chicago's sympathy." The wreath was presented to Secretary Com merce Hoov e r by Ac ting Mayor Martin J. O'Brien. As ihs train hearing the president's body moved along, those watching from the train saw the sorrowful faces of th thousands with all eyes directed toward the last coach where lay the body of th nation's chief and where rode his ow. Tears down the cheek of men and women as the funeral cor tcge passed. Little children follow c the train as H moved down the tracks, some of them sobbing. No Sounds But Sobs. Despite the great It was estimated thai those who saw the funeral cortege as It passed Chicago numbered anywhere from to 3 00 pc here was scare e sound as the train rolled slowly by. People stood with hearts uncovered and almost breath less as they witnessed the spectacle for which Rome1 of them had stood the Jjot.  n of porrow was carried the great machinery along the u-aj was stilled as Ihe workers stood headed outside the factories. Then on into the whok-sjtle ,ind busi- ness 'sections crept the funeral specta and again the places of business weri silent and the of commerce was Rtlllei. As the train crawled onwart through the mass of humanlty-1 entered the residential section of th< city nnd here again it was met Ir silence, while from windows flag   rotunda to pay Its own l.i.it tribute the dead president. Those enttrlni capital to view tha body will pius up the steps four abreast between linen of' mariner. Reaching1 tho bier, Iho In Marlon Friday l btgJn at J m. will Iwo earh to reform and of western cnlrance and the i (Contfnirtd en i,   

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