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   Billings Weekly Gazette (Newspaper) - October 2, 1923, Billings, Montana                                Scraps From the Editorial Sifted From the GrS.t I Bf W1U, A1KF.N Dc-nr Havln' -rode horseback In all tlic Ktylea they Is; anil havln stooped to conker ;i automobile UIH by half it I urn of the crunk, a.i you might way, which you no rt- mem hern llmt tliere clr -of which you wore wrod omlurin' of the time when I was Snk> passitntetl; anfl Imvln' ascended Into the ether via the way of a aeroplane liko 1 roclles to you recent, J figure thru I IIJIH thai la to say thy I hail .ill of the Major's I tin lid jany catt It HI ni i for a whlk, lifi a man of peace mostly find lo anger liul pjxt-n stepped on, which the Jailor ain't don hardly tall by them ns knows th trade editions of the cattle Industry, 3 cm understands me-. I say. as I IKIS all these thine1: the more roconttfr of which transpln at the Midland Ki.iplro fait', of which I writes you calllcgoi'iriil and exJiauslIn1 i last 1 concludes I wih set Mi: dowjt .it the ranch for three-four wtreks, may- he me bcin1 needed by the hands to show 'oni how to dig a pesthole or maybe splice a plfecro of Ijob-wlrc which sonto lowdown neighbor has cut to get ai bis stock that'.s infringln' oti my range- arid ain't not sense 'onuugh tc go hack the way they come; also to got every thing ready for the whHer'K chilly bretixe, smil, us dry in' rmn- kins and pU'ldn" chokechcrrles and out a list of the canned which Is Kfjln' to he needed before tlu- Idc-as oi March of the which many a poet has sang. THE BILLINGS GAZETTE TIE OF HOITAMA KEWSPAPERS WEEKLY EDITION VOL. 12. PRICE FIVE CENTS BILLINGS, MONTANA, TUESJPAY, OCTOBER 2, 1923. N e. .nd N. v. world Full AwocUted TINDER BOX POWDER RIVER FLOODS BROADUS And thlnkln' of this period they will be no calls at The Bntlmiry, when 1 visits' sit l ho mctrolopus far bfca they won't be no -such visits, I recalls tome converse hart with the genus at the big jjoMcii oak some whiles which he iisks me would I consider actin' a.H co-respondent oC The Paper for our community and write pieces t-vcry few days or PO tellin' of what's of much Intrust in our sec- tion, ;js the bluest hos in thic k end fit the county, or ihe hisjgfst cheese in ay be, which I take Et he don't want 'no names specific in them two cases, tlitHii helu' the material out of which JlaL-le suits is made, winter or summer it don't inako no difference which. NEW DATE TOSSED INTO TANGLE ON SPECIAL ELECTION KLAN FEUD GOING TO POLLS ARMED; GOVERNOR SEEKS TO VOID RESULT BRITAIN NOT WEAK, BUT PATIENT WITH ALLY, SAYS PREMIER Baldwin Reviews Course on Reparations to Imperial Conference; Confesses Inability to Predict Outcome of Latest Developments in Germany; Firm for Paying Debts. London, Oct. Baldwin began his review of the empire's affairs before the imperial conference, Monday, with a sketch of the history of the reparations problem. It was noticeable that'he made no allusions to the British gov ernment's view with regard to legality of the Franco-Belgian LIFE TOLL FEARED AS WILD TORRENT CHASESWELLERS Water Falling According to Latest Report; Many Not Warned and Possibility of Human Lives Lost as Well as Livestock Feared; Big Bridge Intact; Heavy Ruin in Crops. Miles City, Oct. has weathered a turbulent 12-foot flood in the Powder river without any known loss of life, but it is feared the peril did not pass without some hu- man toll along the course of the torrent that swept the valley Hn, me hnvin' spur a time; even Ill's thalsiway and nnt hcfn' a verse to tc-llfn' ulimit what happens out onr way. I concludes thru when 1 gels ihc Kc-rruuuin plant and ihe rose Jincl ice put for Mir- winter I'll he a co-rtstxmdonij, for The Taper which has tlicl to much to give my sayin's and (Join's to a other- wise ignorant world, which I means ignorant of these here particular events. Now I has foars and simple-ions EtagefriyhL at first, me not beln' one of these here collogebread fellows which they can write without no hesitations fior no poverty of expressions, us you might havin' been decio! to quit school when 1 reaches the railroad grade! If you gets me. ami not havin' no time'since to purse-sew the subject nor neither -the price for this here higher .education and not deeniln' the lower variety seamly for a man grown and steers to Omaha every fall regular. But 1 have wrote some few tittle pieces for The Paper, which they is you might call my made an effort, and I trusts they may suit the purposes for which they wag wrote, viz. namely, to let tho folks of the snrroundin' hub- buhs know what is trans nirln' in our bale o1 I Xinrtly asks that you cofreels any fragrant errors which I understand they is possible to every- body who writes pieces thataway. Body in Burned Stack and Auto of Heavily Insured Man; Rancher Is Missing. man who oJ he-Alex K. Don't Bury Dewberry. Our otherwise peaceful community was stirred to its deps last Sunday p. m. in the afternoon when the words flashes from mouth to mouth that Dockins is hoverin' in the shadow of tho grave from the defects of bein' rattlesnake bit in the South LEnd and is bcin' brought In by Rolliek- Rufe Roys tor's ranibleance lor treat- ments in the hores to save a life that may yet prove ot some use If he Bets scared good and plenty this time. Many of our best citizens and all of the others suspends what they Is workln' at and goes up the big road to meet the cartage, as the writers calls it. Kobbln', Eofy Sipes goes, of course, her a-cryln' and rJngln' her hands, and she weeps official and co-pious. In Lovers' Lane they meets Rufe and the victim, which tho latter is lyin' on the bottom of the vehicle, reg- ular and The folks lines up on both sides and comes back hushed voices and .Dewberry Is took to Doc Duffy's office. H in told afterwards that thirst aid is ministered and then the Doc goes to work with his counter ax on the poison. When all has been did that lies in human power.- the senseless man is let be for n spell and in dew time comes to without hardly no bad effects. It is now discovered that Dewberry goes up to Cotter's Saturday night to is they a little moonshine still Ihc re like Dame Rumor says- They evi- dently is, for he stnys quite a time and when he starts home he Is ill up so elaborate he don't know la It moon- fhlnin' or rot. Ho cltmbs through a bob-wire fence and Is stang vicious on one hand, which he thinks it Is a snake and it's only a hob. and if It were a snake he is already made a mune by what he has drank. All's well that ends well, as the poet .JJv-iys, hut a mimbor of our first and {.second-best citizens when Dew- "berry romrs to pass out permanent they will he no mourn cavalcade ntiout his already bavin' more than lie's entitled to. The Bride's Ojlsmmon. Ad Vcncher and his cousin. S. K. 7'ade. Irom near CiiEspoT-t.' arc in trouble once more. Accordln' to Ihe town marshal, these here yowiff hell- ions, whose monoy ought to recommend 'em but is shamed to, comes Into town In one of these hero bugs which it Is a car stripped down almost as complete as some of our most beautiful society womt-n they Roes lo the nml they Imbthes samples of Daygo Hed. which evident makes 'em see ditto, and they st.irln on a explorln'- expedition to (ho furthest north pole on Main street. Where the dilch crosses the road at the culberl they sees Uncle Oliver Guy hathin' his feet in the ditch and they starts after him. Undo Oliver, who is our oldest m- haliltrmt and Keeps in his head the local weather bureau and wash stand com- bined, they Is Intent on lioin' him injury and he departs from that place with a lacrily most In a cxygcnarian. The boys comes so close that Undo Oliver la compelled to seok FancUonary in the Community church, where the Cost. v. Pryce wedding Is l.lioinR Solomonlzea. The result begs a (k-scriptlon. hut we spares tho reader, who maybe Is Intrusted to know ihnt the nearbrlde falls Into the lirst man's firms and the pasture in the excitement marries her to him. The bride la taken home by her parents, and intimate Eureka, Cal., Oct. 1. declared himself to J he Alex Kels, wealthy and heavily Insured Lodi, .Cal., butcher, who was sup- posed to have been burned to death near Lotli, September 12, was arrested here, Monday night. He was apprehended in a box car In the railroad yards while appar- ently attempting to kilt himself. Kels said he was unaware of the identity of a badly charred body which was found in an automobile surrounded by the embers of a burning haystack, which was buried as Iiis, and denied that he knew anything of the manner in which its owner was slain. The apparent motive of the killing was robbery. Keis disappeared about the time this body- was found. A. Zung, a rancher near Lodi, disappeared a few days previously, it developed Monday. SEEM EN OTHER PLACES. Doubt that the charrta body Kcls' developed at the autopsy on Uii remains, and this doubt led officers I Inaugurate a .widespread search for th missing butcher. A few days RRO report became apparent That Kels had beei K e In Ileno and el sc where. Kcts met these last Satnrcia with a statement that she did not b'e licvc her was alive and offcvo- a reward ot for proof that sue was the case. None of Insurance Paid. N'one of Kels' insurance has bee' -Kiui. althrv.ijih one company had ordr.rr ri-licic-s fdllcd. Its agents held v. piynM-Jit for reasons he has not. i H would have amounted.   partment of The Gazette by calling the newsroom. For the business office, display adver- tising, want ads or job depart- ment 1701 To get any members of the news staff 6385 ELECTION SEEMS VIRTUAL Oklahoma City, Oct. for; the opening in virtually all of Oklahoma moved' aVaceVMondaylmght.'a's the hour for an election unprecedented in the history of the nation drew near.j Court action, sustained by the force of-arms borne hy citizens who volunteered for ice under regular county authorities in several instances carried forward the for registering the will of the people as to whether the state legislature shall be em- powered to meet to consider the official acts of Governor J. C. Walton without the sanction of the executive. i. Barred by the governor through proclamation and .hampered by his eleventh-hour ma- neuvering of state and county election boards, the election, Monday night, nevertheless was a virtual certainty throughout the state in general. WALTON WILL NOT INTERFERE. Military forces of the state will "not interfere with to- morrow's special election, Governor J. C. Walton declared in a formal statement Monday night. The governor denied the statement attributed to him, Sunday, that the entire national guard would be mobilized to prevent the election. He called upon all citizens of the state to preserve the peace Tuesday. Taking up, however, the reputed challenge of the gover- nor that he would place special state police at the polls, Tuesday, to prevent their opening, opponents of the executive staged a hasty campaign to override his prerogative to stay the election and with the authority of an official opinion from Attorney General George F; Short, holding the governor without power to change the date of the election, they obtained from the stale at large, Monday, an expression of sentiment on the part of citizens and officials that con- stituted a strong denial of the executive's course. COURT RESTRAINS EXECUTIVE. A restraining order, enjoining all military and civil offi- cers from attempting to remove from office any members of the Oklahoma county election board was granted late Mon- day by Judge George W. Clarke, in state district court. From one county after another came the report that the authorities, ordered by the governor to prevent the election, had announced they would ignore his instructions. Sheriffs throughout most of the state augmented their forces by deputizing hundreds of citizens who offered their services, and at night ballot boxes from one end of the state to the other were being guarded by men who had taken up arms by the authority upon which the governor had an- nounced he would rely to block the election. SOLE RUCTION AT TULSA. At only one place in the state, Monday, was there an actual appearance of any of the special police whom the gov- ernor has promised to have on duty Tuesday. That was at Tulsa, where 12 of the governor's men who sought to pre- vent the sending of ballot boxes and election supplies from the courthouse to the various election precincts, were driven from the biulding by a force of 200 heavily armed special deputies under Sheriff R. D. Sanford. When the hour came for the removal of the boxes and supplies from the storeroom, Sheriff Sanford ordered the governor's representatives to leave. They departed quietly. Delivering his master stroke, the governor at noon re- constituted the state election board, and with two members friendly to his program constituting a majority, orders were sent all county boards to halt the election. Walton Declares Oct 2 Illegal Accepts Challenge to Vote, as Solely Move of Klan. Oklahoma City. Oct.. a procU- mntion Monday night. Governor Walton declared the supreme issue in Oklahoma is whether the "invisible empire, corn- only known as the Ku Klux Klan. ur le sovereign power of the state of Ok- .homa shall survive" a .fair vote of 10 people on the. Initiative proposal htch shall determine .the and dded: "I, as chief executive, recog- izing the sovereign power as the mas- cr, am willing to try the Issue In the ourt of the people at a fair and legal lection to be held at the earliest At a late hour Monday, the procla- ;ation had not been filed with the sec- etary of state. Copies which the ex- cutive gave to the press were not. igned. Claims Tert Unfair. The text of Governor Walton's sttla- nent, which he Isaued with the new lection call, follows In part: "To the people of the state of Okla- homa: "BceauFc of the failure to comply I'ith the law, as shown in my procla- mation of today. T have refused to sub- mit on October 2, 1023. Initialed meas- No. 79T known as the Campbell- lussoll amendment to the constitution, the house of representatives o convene Itself In extraordinary ses- sion to consider the Impeachment of Iho governor and other elective state offi- cers. Tt is neither the purpose nor ntentlon of the authors and-supporters of said proposed amendment to use It enable the house of representatives fairly consider the Issue, whether or not T should be called before the senate to nnswcr articles of impeach- ment, but en tho other hand. It Is the weapon tho invisible empire desires the (Continued on Page 2; Col. 2.) ANOTHER SHERIFF DEFIANT. But the election machinery, caught in full movement by the executive's sudden thrust, could not be stopped and the scope of reorganization was extended late in the day to in elude the county hoards, as well as the state. Then the court i entered the fight and, in at least two courts, the executive' j plan was nullified by injunctions restraining the new board members from interfering with the work of the old board This was in Oklahoma City and Ardmore. Sheriff Tom Cavner, of Oklahoma county, early in th day announced that he would not follow the instruction from the governor. All day his office was swarming with (Continued on Page 2; Col. 1.) NEIGHBORS AID FLOODED TOWN REPAIR WRECK Omaha. Oct.. More than 200 men from towns surrounding1 at the latter place Monday cltl- zens In repairing property from the flooO oi last Friday night when 12 persons were drowned following a cloud- burst. Thirty families there homoleiw ami are being fed anl sheltered hy bunlntM men and the Louisville chapter of Red Cross. A shortafe ;vf bread, threat- ened when only seven loaves couM tw found in the entire town and tor supplies wen to Omaha. i   

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