The Fallonite (Baker, Mont.) 1915-1916, May 18, 1916, Image 1

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«s* . llS p B - r Ü . s?!® * * 71 ’ ’; y'ftâi- c^v' * - - ; V O L U M E ’ O N E BÄKER, M O N T A N A , THURSDAY. M A Y Í S h Í S Í ^ C ^ É N T H , N I N E T E E N H U N D R E D A N D S I X T E E N __ '• ________ ' ______________________________________ . _______ <r.\ . •-'y-i- ‘ ?-vr!i'^t‘ % -*■ * * ? ■ * * ?':• • . ________ - ___________ ___ .,• _______ * • . > .-*■ .-. • . - - - 1 : -l * 1 ■ ' •- * N U M B E R FO R T Y -S E V E N $1 i m ■ m v;ft| ' M .5.' i At '/r'M \T^l •'.'ÿ/vl t /*1 f l l Ü '¿i ., I •V^Sl \ Æ ■ÆfJ <;ï.;n| ¿v'f ’ Î.Vfll KiVtil - m m m K a m i m m a m •:■ • ‘\i* ¡r« V ^ *V.J _.>V - i H ( { . ' ¿Seeing the necessity of .having a. larger.’ standing army and' more mem­ bers in the various state militias, con- j > \ ** ~ % $ JJ.t ^ ¥• gressJ passed the Military^Bill, last Friday. ’ ^ This new law provides for an army, regulars and militia, which will num- ber i 654,000' and this number will be reached by gradual increasement for the next five years. T h e federal force istonum b e r 206,000 while the.mili4 tias 'in the various states are' to reach ,^48,000 men or 800 to each senator - and representative. '! T h e recognized army will consist of ,65 regiments of infantry,';25 regi­ ments of calvary, 21 regiments of field - artillery, seven regiments of^eiigineers, : r ^ i,0 ^ ;men in the coastlarttll^ry/two mounted oattalicwrof engineer* 5,733 shouts, 6,409 men mHhe^-qiuirter- v / ’* &•: A K\ $>>?■ ?*£ : A”’ E f .- r - f e r r t ♦. • „ V. i*«- * / 7,7 5CLurii3$irigried. '‘.I;I; n^ih:r:'geniwril 'ètaBE^is iñ^r^a^(l\-frorn ’ toi .52 /members and ;iipur/ major ^entralsf and |hin|{:^ngadié]r' geriettls : V are..added:tö tfîé line offiï:ecsV ( ^.¿¡Private/solidiérs ‘ áre ‘ tojQbe^* 'given f r 5.V I*. m serve', seven,' years, either .active or'in' the reserves, but they may, if compel tent soldiers,- be dismissed from active service at; the end of one year on rec- commendation of their captain. Army bands must not compete with civilian ’’ it *%* bands nor must soldiers in any -way compete for a livelihood Outside the army/with cjvilians. From\ now on a - national guards man -must take an oath to the United States“ as “well as'to the state,a as the principal step in the \federalization” of the guard. This double oath will require them to engage in ' ‘services outside the United States if the presi­ dent calls them. In previous wars governor s of states, disapproving of campaigns outside the United States, mapped out l>y the president/ have ordered the guards not to leave and the. guards had to obey them rather than the president. B. T. 0. G. SHOWERS- . -------MISS-ANNA ANDREWS |H - I» ‘ Members of the B. T . O. C. gather­ ed at the. Geo. Daugherty home, Monday evening, and . gave a. parcel shower to Miss Anna Andrews. Be- sides the parcels, Miss Andrews was presented with a set. of silver knives and-forks,' salad forks and orange .spoons by „the club/ The evening*wad. pleasantly, passed :, in games and music' arid, was term.ina- • ted by a delicious six course lunche‘on : being served. .> ;; The pleading \affair^ was , in honor of^Miss Andrew’s wedding-which will 'y take place during the month of June. / She has been a member of the faculty -'/of the. Bakes schools and has been .ex-: tremely sucçewful in her work.’ Mr. and Mrs, Jim Brewer formerly owners of the Fallon house, but now 6f Thermopolis, W y o .' is in. Baker this week, visiting friends. Miss Barbara Olsen, who finished a term of school ‘ north of Baker, Fri­ day,. visited with her sister, Stella Olsen, \for a few days. She went to her home near. Ekalaka, Monday. - ' . ' . „ \ c r y ¡ TROOPS IN MEXICO CLIMBING A MOUNTAIN ^P h o to»/^^iiri»rnount- P ictures Corporat ion.' - A m j S p i f i ^ o i d i e r s necessarily.; m a k e slow progress as th e y asc e n d m o u n ta in s in c h a s in g V illa. T h e s e photo- graplW jJnkif/raiceived fro m M.exico show how roundabout th e y m u s t travel\ to rehch th e to p o f a peak . • i . , - -i--.-j.f-g s . - \ . 7 v>y. ________________ ¡¡■ 'j'*:. > . ____________________________ y ________________________■ __________________________________________ ____________ ~ àìì &.‘¿m i As mentioned .in last week’s Fal- lonite the BeavervValley Railroad Co., has organized and the papers were filed Friday; at\the county dleak’s office. The work of surveying for a' road bed was begun, Wednesday, and as, soon as that is completed the purchase, ing of the right-of-way ^will be taken up. “ This railroad* is to be built from -Baker-and—will-go south-east-through, the Beaver Valley to Webster and then to Ekalaka and the company has' guaranteed that ten miles of thp road will be built by September l r It Has further agreed to have 40 miles com-, pleted before the expiration of 18 months.. The company is capitalized for $500 000 and the following men are the stockholders and officers; W . H. Peck, Geo-. A. Barber, C. G. Richard, Frank Chandler of Ekalaka; A. H. and H. E. Webster, of Webster; G., Hethering- ton, Chai.Bise and T . F. Thomas of Baker. Owing io the heavy rains, of last week the stock of Fallon county has taken Ydecided advancement and now the-farmef'¿wears a-smile tHat is non- fading. : The.dry- weather.during.the latter part of’ April and the early,-part of May* was of.no great benefit to the growing- grain- but. the^rains came when they were needed most \and now conditions were never better -for another, big crop for eastern Montana. Bums, QUIETLY MARRIED AI FAIRVIEW, MAY 10 Geo. Raym.ond of Baker and Miss Josephine Belanger of Fairview, Mont-, were quietly* married on Wednesday morning of. last week at the home of- the bride’s parents. Rev. John Leahy pronounced the words, that'united this happy-couple for life. 1/ „ Illy- . They came to Baker Thursday and aTe residing in the new home which the groom had built over on the south side. T h e bride is one of Fairview’s most popular young ladies and the groom is the accommodating -. manager • of -the lumber department of—the—Midland Coal & Lumber Co’s, establishment of this city. They have the congrat^ ulations of their many friends. Ray Bush was in from Bisher, Monday and Tuesday. Dick Soper and son Oliver, were in from Webster, Saturday and Sun­ day. . While speaking with L. C. in'regard to the present conditions of the crops he replied as follows: \T h e crop -out look for Fallon County was never better at this sea­ son of the year. _ Because of the ma­ ny sales of the raw lands last year there is a large increase of crops this year. \The heavy falls of snow during last winter was of great benefit to the farmers. Besides its contribution to the annual precipitation it served as a blanket to protect the winter wheat which will be some smaller than last year, however it is coming through the winter ¡n better shape than it did a year ago and a good crop oLwmter grain is assured regardless of any ad­ versities which may arise. \The records of the weather bu­ reau shows .that more than one half of our twenty inch precipitation for Fallon county falls during the ninety days succeeding March 1st. When you stop to consider every drop of moisture which falls in the form of snow usually beginning about Decem­ ber i5th, is conserved on the * top of the ground in its original form until taken away by the spring rains con­ sequently the growing crops receive the benefit of the entire winter’s pre­ cipitation. When .you observe that ¿he mqnths- of August, September, October and November contribute less,, than one inch, of precipitation each1 and that the next succeeding three months snow is stored on the surface and absorbed during the March rains you will find that more than six­ teen of our twenty inch rainfall is provided between March 1st, and August 1st, which -is in the heart of the' grain season. *' If the present. conditions continue to prevail throughout the* season, 'the year,-of 1916 tvill mark a successful epoch in*'empire building.” ' , Dr, H elen’Roberts, Grand W o rthy Matron of the O . E. S. of .M ontana will (visit the Baker lodge tomorrow afternoon-and-evenirig.and_w.ilLpresi.de. over a school of instruction during the afternoon. A t 7:30 in the evening a ^ a n u q e t in her-honor -will-be-given at the HiUL rath house over which Mrs. Geo. \ */ Daugherty will preside as toast miss- tress. C. J. Dousman and Mrs. P. C. “Cornish will favor*tHe assemblage' with talks. ‘ \Mr. arid- Mrs. H. H. Hedges were Baker visitors Saturday and Sunday They were on their way to their home near Ekalaka after a few days stay at Bowman. Carrie Jackson, daughter of M r. and Mrs. Ed. Jackson -of Ismay, is passing the week in Baker, a guest at the homes of Mrs. F. O. Carmichael, and Mrs. C. J . Millard. TEACHERS CLOSE SCHOOLS AND VISIT IN BAKER .Miss Pearl Trandum, who has been a-, member of the Ekalaka school faculty and who finished her work* there, Friday, passed a few days of this week in Baker visiting with rela­ tives and friends. She will go to her home near W ebster where she will remain for a few weeks before going to Dillon to take up her work in.the summer school. Miss M artha Haftr, who has been teaching at Ekalaka, finished, her term, Friday, and is visiting with friends and relatives in the/city this week. -Miss Clara Wagner, who has just finished a term of school in the Long district, was in the city a few days the first of the week. . Misses Gladys and Etna Figg and Mable '“Berg of Ekalaka were in the city Tuesday, while making train con­ nections for .various points in Iowa and Wisconsin, where they will pass the. summer. Seniors of the; Baker \ H igh School will hold the first commencement ex­ ercises in the history of this city at the opera house on Tuesday evening, May 30th as was announced.the first of this - week-Hby— invitations- whi.ch were sent out by those who will re­ ceive their diplomas on that evening. T h e ’ commencement address on on that evening will be made by the Honorable Theodore Brantly, chief justice of the supreme court. M r. Brantly’s abilities as a speaker are well known and it is indeed an honor to have so distinguished a gentleman ad­ dress the graduates. O n Sunday evening, May 28,- the baccalaureate sermon will be^preached by Rev. S. W . Pollard at the Congre­ gational church. T h e senior class this year is com­ posed of Beatrice Emma Daugherty, Bessie Lillian Millard and Harold Ellsworth Patton. T h e motto of the class .is \Excel\ sior” the colors are lavander and white while the flower is the white carnation During the past year the. Baker High school- has made a marvelous development and can now be classed along with the high schools of the state. T h e first commencement ex­ ercises is one of the piriofs of the rapid strides* w hich the* institution of learn­ ing has made.’' Another proof' is the ie« d ir i« ^ :CQUtesunU.invde(clamatory and. field athletics to the state meet and while no prizes were won it has shown to the other schools of M on­ tana that Baker has something here that is worth while. T . E. M cGinnis, one of the early settlers of Baker and now a prosperous farmer residing about nine miles east of the city called at the Fallonite office Thursday and- subscribed for two years. M r. M cGinnis came to Baker June 1910 and built the first house in the Morris addition. T h e dwelling is now occupied by M rs. Riggs. \ When. I first landed in this town one could harly get anything to eat,” said M r .M c G in n is,. \T h e re has ihe.en_a ' most wonderful change jn things here. I used to know every body that came to town but now every one is strange to me.” \ I built .the first house in the M o r­ ris addition and Ed Lawler built his home shortly afterwards. T h a t was in 1910,” quoth the worthy son of Erin. __ When_M r.3LcGjjmi5_came to Ba- FINAL RETURNS SHOW THAT WILSON-RECEIVED 17960 Receiving the final complete returns • * from the presidential primary which -was,, held late in April, it is learned that a total of 36,145 votes were cast while 150,000 voters had registered'. For president W oodrow. W ilson received 17,960r votes while Cum ­ mins poled 14,690 with the remain­ der of the candidates for the highest office in the land received less than 5,000. Less than 25- percent of the regis­ tered voters of the state cast their ballots at the primary election. Those elected to represent the democratic party at the national con- CITY FATHERS HOLD SPECIAL MEETING vention are David Hilger, P. E. Burke, P. M , McCarthy, Thom as J. Walsh, S. V. Stewart, Edwin L. Norris, T . A. Arthur and Harry Gallwey. For the republican party J. M. Burlingame, Joseph. M . Dixon, Jacob Albright, Edwin S. Booth, E. N. Sel- way, Eugene Carroll, .Louis F. Lusk and* W . J . . Brennan will ’represent Montana at the national convention. The'socialists cast a larger vote in this state than did the progressives. Eleven A re M ade Citizen« ludge O ’.Hern and J . S. Coward came over from Miles City, Thursday and held a special session 'of court. Thirteen application for naturaliza­ tion. papers were examined and \eleven were allowed. yd 'M l vSil M m i - x l ker there were three stores, Lang’s, , Price’s and Pearce’s which is„ now owned by the Lentz Bros. H e built the store building which is now occu­ pied by the Baker Mercantile Co. late in the fall of 1910. For five years he has resided on his ranch and is today classed with. Fallon county’s most successful farmers.. H e came~hety frrimvi>f i i iri—iuta- and •while*^-'’ •v » *•* , /. • ..,t* ' . ” » ‘ there is still a spot in his heart for his native state he says that there is no place like M ontana for a person who is starting out in h is'life’s work. : r> I '-*1 i l l At a meeting of the city council on Tuesday evening, two ordinances were introduced and passed. . O n e .ordinance provides for the building of side walks on the property . fronting on First street east on lots 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 of black number 2 of the original, townsite of Baker. T h e other provides that all bicycles, motor cycles or other similar self pro­ pelled vehicles be equipped with bells, horns, gongs or other warning devices and' must also carry lights. It further provides that such vehicles as..mention­ ed above would be prohibited - from ' being propelled, operated o r driven upon-or-alpng-any_of-the-sidewalks_o£ __ _ the city of Baker. -Y ::i| ÏÎI [A-m ;v:«l -.*■'31 Resolution At a special * m eeting of the county board, Saturday, the applications of T . H . Ross and W m . Paradise to conduct saloons in Ollie were disal­ lowed. J. A. W illiams appeared for the * remonstrators, * Jod Slattery for Row and Goble arid Goble for Para­ dise. v . - Whereas, Mabel-Bray ton, daughter of M r. and Mrs. A. _E,.* Bray ton of Willard, Mont.; was called from this earthly sphere on Friday, M ay 4th,* at an age when life is sweet to everyone; And whereas, M iss Bray ton,, was the first of its members- to - b e taken by death from ‘Prairie. .Flower camp No. 6869 .R. N ..of A. ‘ And whereas, the Royal Neighbors, together with the' whole community, deeply mount the’Joss* of .orie '' w hose sunshiny disposition'must surely^haye found a place' on High, therefore Be it resolved,' that;our charter' be draped in mourning - for a period . of thirty .days,' and »' \ i Arid be it further,- resolved, copy of these resoulutions be sent' to the bereaved family,’ a copy. be ,pub- lished in the'local papers and a ' ‘ ' ’ be .spread on the records of the utes: * * ■- H : S.'-JosSelyn Louis.Gfanum- ’ Carrie Hildreth / ' * : . . . . Committee r~ ~I j ‘* -. j 5 ÿ •*. A u l & K * 0' '

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