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V O L U M E ON E BAKER, MONTANA, THURSDAY, APRIL T H E THIRTEENTH, NINETEEN HU NDRED AND SIXTEEN NUM B E R FORTY-TW O fr I A ' hi, I Good eat» and good fellowship pre vailed at the joint banquet which was given by the Woman’1 Club and the , Baker Chamber of Commerce in the — M-agnnir hall, Friday evening. Between 150 and 200 of Baker and Fallon county citizens gathered around the tables at abdut 7:30 and thé fes tivities began'. The orchestra which was composed of Mrs. E. Lentz, piano, E. Lentz, comet;'Shirly Andrews and H. L. Cory, violins; Ross Bunn, clar inet and Charles Russell, French horn, headed the program with the over ture, Felecia, by Gruenwald. A substantial five course dinner was sérved, numbers of the program being sandwiched betweened courses. The menu was as fellows: Fruit cocktail, roast beef, baked ham, scal loped potatoes, scalloped corn, marsh mallow salad, ice cream and cake, coffee and after dinner mints. The food was capably served by Misses 'Eula Sparks, Bonita Cornish, Bessie MilUrd, Bessie' Hubbard, Catherine Blake, Alice Smith, Ida May ' Dam on, Dottie Bonnor, and IrenelLehtz and.Mesdames Evers and S. jChilton. Mrs. Lee having charge over the waitresses. L. A. Conser presided as toast master for the Chainber of Commerce and..Miss Carrie Bachtle , ably filled; the capacity of toast - mistf$:ks'*for i*iifche Woman’s Club. Both introduced the speaker? with tact and fitting'words. 4 a Mayor elect Barstow was represent ed Attorney Hodgeson who by a short speech made every guest feel welcome. Hobart L. Cory delivered* a violin, solo which was one of the musical hits of the evening. His first number was a medley of National airs and he responded with The Last Rose of Summer. \The Woman’s Club; It’s Local Work and Future” was the subject os Mrs. Lake’s paper and was the first of the toasts. ' L. C. Burns was next with a very interesting paper on \Eastern Montana the Granary of the World.” This paper was interesting and contained many figures and statistics. Mrs. L. P. Chuning sang \When the Dew is Falling.” - This was one of the pleasing features of the banquet. \Baker Its Products and Its Com merce” was the subject treated by Mrs. Millard who told many things about the wealth and industries of Baker. J. H. Schmidt sboke on \Western Montana, Its Industries and Resonrc- es” and summed up in conclusion that western Montana was better than the Eastern part of the state. Miss Bonita' Cornish entertained with a vocal solo, \The Darkey’s Lulaby” and it was so well received that she responded to encore with \A Little Bit of Heaven” Mrs. P. C. Cornish read and pre pared an interesting paper on \Educa tion is the Road to Success.” VBaker Its Future;The Gateway to Montana” was the subject of Charles Dôusman’s address. \Women Their Part in the De velopment of the* State” was the sub ject which Mrs. Mains treated and proved that the fairer sex has played and are'still playing a part in making Montana the greatest state in the union. Mrs. Chuning again favored with a solo, \Somewhere A Voice Is Call- 9 } mg. H. J. Bamford spoke on \Good Roads, A Necessity to the Farmer.” Ii7 iff Mrs. Geo. M. Daugherty’s paper on \The Woman’s Club, Iis work in the State” was good. Judge D. L. O ’Hern spoke on \Co operation as a Means of Success” and pointed out several ways by which Baker could be made better by co* operation. The Fallonite has been unable to secure manuscript for all the topics from those who prepared and deliver ed them but we have secured a goodly share of them which appear in this issue. Look them up on the various pages as all are worth reading. The fact that E. S. Booth will re sign as city attorney and will devote his time in the future to his law prac tice exclusively, was made public at a banquet which was given to the out going city officials and the newly elect ed mayor and aldermen at the Royal Cafe, Wendesday evening by Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Booth. ' Mr. and Mrs. Booth have been desirous of entertaining the old and new'magistrates and their wives and took those' means of showing their hospitality. ' All: the ex-officials and the- newly\ elected“ dignitaries and their wives and. the newspaper men.of Baker were present in response to jn- vitations. U ’ Mr. Booth has been city \ attorney for several years and has performed his duties in a concientious manner but at this time he feels like his law practice needs all of his time which necessitates his resignation. Toasts to the success of the host and hostess were offered by the different guests' and the affair was greatly enjoyed by those present. The following menu was served: Shrimp Cocktail Oyster Bisque Celery Green Onions Olives Sliced Tomatoes Filet of Beef with Mushroom Sauce Rost Com Fed Chicken Demi Glace with Prince Dressing and Sauce, Lobster Salad Strawberry Shortcake Whipped Cream Coffee » E. L. Lyon, of California, who is advertising a car of horses which he has for sale in Calumet, was in Baker the first of the week. He says he will have a car of broken horses here in a few days which he will offer for sale. Mr. Lyon will leave for Min nesota in a few days and will buy a car of milch cows which he will bring out here and sell to the • farmers of his vicinity. Dr. Meyran has moved into his new offices over the Baker Mercantile company's store and has fitted up the rooms in a manner that will mean convenience to him in the practice of his profession. The doctor has been in Baker but a few months and is well satisfied with his practice. A. N. Hotchkiss, president of the Montana Petroleum company and who resides at Moorehead, Mont, was in the city the first ôf the week inspecting the drilling operations. The Fallon County Abstract com pany has taken offices over the Baker Mercantile company’s store and now in a position to wait on the public. Ped Aker of Webster is in the city today on business. Ped is a good fellow and has heaps of friends all over the county. II BALL TEAM: HIT WHEN A Is Baker going to have a base ball team this season? That is the ques tion. Towns all around us are mak ing preparations for'teams and somie of them have already organized. What is\- Baker gomgTiordo?—Are-we-goini- to sit' idly by and not have any of th^ national games pulled off here thij summer? Are we going to let neigh; boring towns have good teams and have them say that Baker, the best town on the line, has no team? There is material here and there are many warm supporters of the game. The team last year was not a big suc cess because weather conditions were unfavorable. Let that be garded a- gainst this season and make necessary arrangments to have the games book ed later in the summer, along in July and August when the weather is more settled. In speaking with an old base ball man «of this city he voiced his opinion that here-to-fore the team was organi zed too early in the season. He ad vised that we wait until about the first of May before a team is organi zed and then all get together and push the project. Arrange the schedule so that most of the games be played in July and August, real base ball weath er,. and then there would be more satisfaction and more of a chance of a winning team. So far this season we have had no real-base—ball—weather.—The—May and June rains are a great handicap. It requires good warm weather to get the best kind of work out of the play ers and ofttimes the cooler days have a tendency to injure the men and surely such weather does not bring out the best of playing. With such men as Dabb, Miller, Rushton, Russell, Leifsey, Parker, Niccum, Roy Smith and others there is a mucleus around which a good team can be built. These men stand ready to give the best they have m them for a suitable base ball team and it is up to to the supporters to voice their sentiments in.regard to the mat ter, If Baker is to have a ball team let it be a first class- aggregation and one that will be a credit to a town. A fast team is an admirable advertise ment to any town and is money well apent because many remember a town from its’jbase ball better than through any otheij channel. HI6H SCHOOL ORATORS M S T FOR PRIZE aP*3- ' The first declamah£>* contest given by the Baker l4^h School will be given, Friday evening, in the opera house. The winner of Friday evening’s contest will represent the Baker high school at the state declamatory con test which will be held in Missoula in connection with the state athletic meet. At the state meeting a gold and silver medal will be awarded the two best speakers ranking highest in the opinion of the judges. The winners on Friday evening will receive three prizes donated by Citi zens of Baker interested in the school. These range from seven ^dollars for first prize to three dollars for third prize. Contestants have been receiving aid from the best talent available in Baker and have been training for several, weeks. It goes without saying that they will reflect credit upon them selves and teachers. Such contests are invaluable, as to the training each speaker receives and have a tendency to encourage young persons along the lines of public speak ing. Being' able to face a crowd is an accomplishment which all are not gif ted with, but a great deal of the shy ness can be overcome by early train ing Judges for Friday evening’s contest are L. C. Burns, E. S. Booth and H. W. Sparks, The entertainment begins promptly at eight o’clock. ARM GONE. LEARNS /TO SHOOT . ............... ... ' . ... n * | | Photo by American Press Association. Remarkable as have been some of the transformations worked on tbe war’« wounded abroad, we stjll bear of newer inventions to aid cripples Here is a German minus an arm who baa been taujrbt to sboor without it. L. E. Rushton is a Miles City vis itor his week. J. A. Williams was a business visitor at Butte the first of this week. Mr. and Mrs. John Devine of Ekzlaka were in town a short time Tuesday, while on their way home from Marmarth. For Sale—A heating stove in good condition. R. B. Lowry, 42 A baby girl arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs T . Bergstrom of Wil- ard Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Barril who reside north of Baker are the parents of a girl born Tuesday. In response to an invitation which was extended to the Boy Scouts of Baker by Mrs. Morris who resides eight miles north-west of this city, sixteen of the boys accompanied .by -Seout-Master-Bamford-and-Ward-Go-Li ble hiked out to the estimable lady’s home, Saturday. The main body of scouts left here at ten o’clock and thirty minutes later Victor Brown started out with a letter and the aim to break through the line of march and delivered his message in safety. Victor played ? clever game. He had his father meet him with an auto mobile and not only passed by safely with his letter but beat the main body to the Morris farm buy more than an hour, The manner that Victor em ployed is p&rmissable. The rules al low the carries/ any method he may employ to carry his message in safety and elude his would be captors. 0 The main body of scouts arrived at the farm about 12:30 and was greeted by an elaborate dinner, which Mrs. Morris had prepared. The boys were hungry-after the strenuous walk and did ample justice to the good things which were set before them. The t treat was greatly enjoyed by all the scouts and masters. The return hike was a duplication of the outgoing one and.the boys en Joyedr theda^ii^efdse- immensely.1-'* At the- recent election of officers, Floren Smith was chosen First Patrol Leader, Arnold Crosby,' Second Pa trol Leader; Roger • Silvernale Secre tary; and Quicy'Sinclair Treasurer. Mr. Wood of the Wood Land Co. of Mankato, Minn, was here Tuesday and Wednesday, looking over this section of the county tor the purpose of purchasing a large tract of it. It is the method of the company to col onize different sections of the country and for the past few years that concern has placed numerous land seekers in Texas but Mr. Wood has become convinced that Montana is a better field and came here to look over the the prospects. He was favorably im pressed and said that this was the best country he had seen for many a day. Baker has a fire fighting system that is adequate in every way, one that can be depended uppn and one that the citizens can feel that is a protection.* against fire. This was demonstrated at the fire which com pletely destroyed the home of Miss Mary Brossau, about midnight Mon day. The department responded quickly to the alarm bnt as the building was small and covered with paper it was all’ablaze wfien the water was turned' on but was soon checked. The fire is of unknown origin. There was no insurance and the loss was a heavy one upon the owner of the building. R. R. Ferris, wife and son who have been at Forsyth for a short time arrived in Baker Thursday of last week. Mr. Ferris has charge of the Fallon County Abstract Co. office and is a man with about ten years experi ence m that line of work. He comes highly recommended. The- Comstock and Fagaines fami lies enjoyed themselves at Medicine Rocks, Sunday afternoon. Baker’s Chamber ( f Commerce will hold its regular-meeting this evening in the armory. -All are requested to be present as matters of extraordinary importance will-be brought up. For the first time in the history of the nation voters have the privilege of voting directly for the nomination of their favorite1 for president of the United States at the presidential pri- mary-election-which-wi ll-be-held.- ErL day, April 21. This is the first law of its kind that has ever been passed and given voters the opportunely and duty to vote directly for one candidate for pre sident, one candidate for vice-presi dent, four presidential electors and eight delegates to the national conven tion. This primary system does away with the old convention system. Each voter must name the political party for which he wishes to cast his ballot and he will not be given a chance to vote but on one party ballot at this election. T h e poll will be open from noon until eight o’cock in the evening. T h e polling place in the second ward will be in the Montana Petro leum Co’s office and in Pearce’s hall in the first ward. In an enterview with Mr. Booth, we weré told, \W e republicans are trying to get out all the voters we cap in order to have the county go strong for. the party. By doing this we aim to make the democrats more active in the coming later elections. Mr.- Booth further states, ’’This •íectiónwill * pib\£^np^ujar;: because^ of the. small number of voters who seem to show any interest in it. That is not only true of Montana but the same fact has been demon strated all over the country. It will also prove expensive and each vote will cost $3 and this will have to be met by the taxpayers.” Mr. Booth is of the opinion that the old convention system will be re instated and is the best. system. The best men were sought by the different parties and were nominated as their candidates. Under the present meth od any one can be a candidate and oftimes the weakest man is 'nomi nated. \The race on the republican ticket seems to simmer down to two men,” qtiothes Mr. Booth, \and they are Roosevelt and Hughes. As far as the rest are concerned they are minor quantities/’ Smith—Long Roy L. Smith and Miss Opal Long were quietly married hy Judge P. L. Prichard, Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Long are among Ba kers most popular young persons and have made this place their home for a number of years and their many friends wish them success. They will make their home in the house which has'Jjeen occupied by Mrs. Eld Fay, as soon as Mrs. Fay vacates» Owing to the lack of space in the Fallonite this week Rev. Bamford’s speach given at the join banquet Fri day night, will be printed in next week’s issue. Bert and Pete Palmer'of Beach, N. D. and Wm Orr of Galva, N. D. were visitors in the city Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Calahan of Galva, N. D. called on Baker friends Tuesday. C. V. Crosby has purchased the wafer business from Wm Bowmer and will conduct the same in the future. Miss Annetta Leonard is visiting schools throughout the county 'this':.' week. ' - - . I * * * , •• > ’ i ; f ' _ - - « i. ¥ £