Fallon County Times (Baker, Mont.) 1916-current, May 25, 1916, Image 1

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Cheyenne, W yo. .7 Decedent,is survived by three sons, ■{James M., Robert and Henry and a • ¿jij ‘ f /!» *» >. i sister in England. ...... „ ‘ ” H T h e Iwdy'was taken; by^auto'mobij^' Sto Belle-Fourche, S. D., for burial be - t,.„ * • <side: his,wife,¿who-diedun.4905.;:. :^ \Brief services were held by Rev. 'Pollard' at 'the'' Baker-'Obngregationar church yesterday. After an illness of only four days, ¡’Robert Finlayson died Sunday,-, M ay 31, at his home in this city. T h e funeral services^-were.conduct­ ed by Rev. Pollard at the CongVega- itional church last Tuesday afternoon. ¡¿Interment was at, Bonnievale ceme­ nt ery. ; ... Robert Finlayson was bom in Ross- line, Scotland, on June 18, 1858,''of vScotch Presbyterian parents. Un Dec. d, 1893, he was married to Miss /N e llie Macree and. to^this union were ¿born five children. Mr. Finlaysqn came to Canada ifHvith his family nine years ago and a ¿¡year later took up a homestead in 7 Fallon county, near Ekalaka. V* t ' ‘ ~ •* ^■-•^The-first-of -fest-J anuaryhe -moved ,, to Baker and took possession of the »Fallon house. • The deceased was a kind and affec- * tionate husband and father.. A wife,- _ five children here in Baker and a bro­ th e r \ and sister in Canada remain ■ to , mourn .his loss. T h e - bereaved fam­ ily have the sympathy of the entire community. Josh Jones of Box Elder, one of the real old timers of this section of Montana and a Fallon county.pioneer, .died of heart failure Thursday evenr * , . 1 , Mr. Jones has been residing on the Box Elder for many years and is well and favorably known in that section of the country. The news of his death comes as a'surprise to his many friends. CREEL SAYS GRMLDS OF FALLON COUNTY FINE In company with W . A. Hotchkiss, J. Y . Creel, the hustling real estate man, made a tour o f the county this __ week—Mr._Hotchkiss. who represents the Hennepin Mortgage Co., of Minnéapolis,. was looking up some of their farm loan clients. * Mr. Creel says thé grain fields , are looking fine after the recent rains. Both spring and winter wheat are’ 'tip five to six inches. Farmers are still busy seeding flax and corn-ând will be ... for several weeks yet. All of .the , spring wheat, is not in yet, heavy rains r the past two weeks having delayed farming operations somewhat. , \ A t the farm of Mrs. ¿M ary Ra- berg, on the \1 0 1 ” road,,y saidi Mr: Creel, \ I saw a hundred|acr^-Yfield of rye that stands a foot high;./ My friend from Minneapolis .was}^enthus­ iastic about the-country and - particu- ; larly the prosperity that was apparent ' in the small herds of cattle an#d- hors­ es and the large-acreage in crops.” „ T-..N* - . - v County Fair Dates Set Fallon County’s fair .will beheld on Tuesday and Wednesday, Septem­ ber 19 and 20. These dates were set at the annual meeting of the county fair board which took place at Eka­ laka last week. ., , T h e election of officers , for .the en­ suing year resulted as follows: J. W . Grant, president; C. G . Rickard, vice président; W m . Mowbray, secretary; H. B. Albert, treasurer; J. W .; Grant; C .V G. Rickard, J. /W ; H iscoçjk; George Boggs, and A. H. Dahl, fdi- rectors. , • L. • ‘-The' matter of* improving the fajr association property (for the coming exhibition .was taken’.up and discussed and another meeting has been called for June 6. ' •„ Lutheran Ladies Lunch. ' . ■ ’ . / If any fault could be found with the «luncheon' served by the Ladies y .-' Aid of ,the Lutheran, church Saturday evening it was that the price charged was too low. It was a 50 centlunch' eon all for only 15 cents. T h e prol ceeds were more than $35. . The fancy-gbods on sale at the ba­ zaar? were nearly all ...disposed of. Mrs. Harry Schaller, president of the society,, and ¡the ladies who assist­ ed hcer,-deserve a lot of credit « for the As announced'(last, week- in . ¡ tííiá ¡newspaper !the' Bakef high i^hooljgradv ;uation exercises' wiiriBe'held. at .vQwéj, opera hoüse Túesjday . evening. ;May 30. ' There ¿re\\ three graduate»' ithisiyear, ¡they, being. Beatrice. ‘Emma. ¡Daugherty, Bessie Lillian ' Millard ¡and Harold EllswotthvPatton. . ; j ; The. commencement address;’ .will Bakentës go to W illard. Several Baker people autoed ^to Willard. Saturday evening and attend- en the home talent play, “ Hearts and Diamonds.” \This same'play was given several weeks ago ?nd made such a hit that aO»econd. performance was requested. The troupe will put-on the play ' at Ekailaka tomorfpw'evening. Those going«from here were Mrs. C...Hildreth, Mrs. 'E. Lathom and -daughter, __ Ernestine, Misses Till Stçlmiaeh.and Alice Smith and Messrs Sibley knd Trandunfl. *. a t __ « -«■' _ ______ NEWS ITEMS Miss”M ina¡Monroe of*Ekalaka was in BakerLfew, hours Tuesday. 1 Mrs. Mary Leitch is passingl|a .couple bf days with! Mrs. Burt H itoi: Joe Gemsley of Ismay, transacted business in this city Thursday. __ Jack .Cuncon wasjover from Isrnay Thursday - and -Friday of-last week! M iss Lillian Hildreth came ...over from Willard Friday and - visited un­ til the following day with her mother. Miss' Martha Haftle, who has been on her ranch near Bisher the past week, returned to Baker Tuesday. ' The Ladies Aid met at the Congre­ gational church’ parlors this afternoon. Mesdames. Wyman and Hughes ën- tained. W . O. Mieir, who has beeii in. the east on business connected with- the Baker Townsite Co., returned to-Bak­ er Saturday. Phillip .Lund of Miles Citv, was here this week. He is thinking of starting a tiakery in this city. Miss Katherine Bennett of Miles City, visited at the home of Mrs. Claude DuVaul this week, enroute to herhome in Mildred. J. F. Welch, deputy state dairy commissioner, of Helena, was in Ba- ker_Saturday __ onlbusi ness connected with his office. Mrs. G . Hetherington returned Monday, from a three weeks visit with friends and relatives in Minne­ apolis. ' . -J. S. Berkman of. Butte, represent­ ing a sales promotion company; .is putting/m a big sale for the Baker Clothing Co. . ' C; J. Millard, of' Westmore, '\was in Baker Saturday, - enroute to Iowa where he has purchased the fine $1,- 000 bull, Dismore 2nd, N o . 36,484,- for his herckof registered Hereford cat- tlé t í I .-i* Manager Phillips of the Owego op­ era\ ho use'. fias| secured the big feature serial, film/entitled the \G irl and the Game,” ‘With Helen Holmes as'the feature star. The first of- the series will -be shown tonight. /' {- Harry Murphy, who'has-been at-, tending school iiT this . city, was thrown from a bicycle Tuesday and his face and head were badly * lacerat­ ed. The little .fellow was removed to his home ..in ; the country and the wounds’are rapidly healing. The, Baker .Townsite Company re­ port the sale of'.a number of lots-this week’ ini Lathom Heights. This is a most attractive- addition to Bakers residential1 section, convenient to the high school-and court house and offer­ ing a good .view of the city and sur7 rounding country. •W.«/. * be delivered by Hon. Theòdbrè BranL ley,;chief justice of the supreme'xourt of Montana. ' ' J ' Qn(Sunday evening, May 28,-:Rey.' S. W . Pollard will conduct the bacca-? laureate services at the Congregational church. - , ' . - « .-i. This is the first commencement -in the history-of Baker and should ' be attended by all. citizens of this coni- munity who have thè wélfare of the schools at heart, . . ; , „Under ...the^.,,.efficient ^direction of Miss Carrie Bachtlè,-the first gradua*- tion class have acquitted {‘themselves .with credit and have set a high stan­ dard for future classes. All of themi have made averages above 90 and each has excelled in some line • of study. From Baker high schooL.th.ey plan to go to our own state university; or to'that ofsome'other state. \ \ The complete program of the^.exer- cises at the opera,house fo)lowsL . Memorial Day will be* observed for the first time' in Baker, next Tuesday; May 30, thanks to the thoughtfulness A,, 7 ' I > .« 1 ' “ and enterprise o f t h e -.Womans Club. • v;The occasion., will' be notable be­ cause of the presence.' of, Montana’s chief justice of the supreme court,.. Hon. Theodore - Brantley of Helena, .and a musical program befitting the occasion* has been prepared. - 'So farlas known ,there will be no boys in blue to march down the. street to decorate the graves of their com- -rades, but the Tim es has been request­ ed to issue a special invitation to Civil .and Spanish-American war veterans, if any there be, to attend the exercises Tmesday. v The exercises will be held at the Owego opera house at 2:30 p. m. and from 2:30 to 4:$0 o’clock all business !hpuses and’offices will be closed* There will be no program at the cemetery, but it is expected that indi­ viduals -will give attention to the dec­ oration of . 'graves of \those lost to sight but to memory dear.” 7 The program follows: Music— Baker Orchestra. W elcom ing Address— Charles Invocation, Rev. M. J. Bamford. Violin solo, H .'L! Cory. . j Instrumental,-\Valse de Caprie:,” Spindler— Beatrice Daugherty. Address, ,.of Welcome, H. W i Sparks. ■ \ Solb, \T h e Valley of Laughter,” Mrs, L. P. Chuning. Trio, \O n e Fleeting-. Hour,” -; Messrs. E.' A. Sibley,fD/^t^Ybung,7- D r. \Er J'.''Pbtterton -Commencement address, Chief Jus­ tice Theo. Brantley. Solo, \ A Mammy’s Song,” Bonita Cornish. Trio,—\W ake, Miss Lindy,” Miss­ es .Beatrice. Daugherty, Eula Sparks, Bonita Cornish. • Presentation of Diplomas, Miss Carrie Bachtle, principal. At Masonic hall Friday evening at eight o’clock the Eighth grade exer­ cises will be held, at .which time the following pupils will receive diplomas, having completed the course of study provided^fiy-the state and -passed the examinations: Victor Brown, Arnold Crosby, Eb- er Blake, Catherine Blake, Grace Ewalt, Marjorie Hubbard and Ernest­ ine Lathom.- The following interesting program has been prepared: Duet, \Q u i Vive,” Beatrice Dau­ gherty and Irène Lentz. . Invocation, Rev. S. W . Pollard. Address, C. J, Dousman. * Vocal solo, \Absent Dr. R. S. Meyjan. Trio, Bonita Cornish, Beatrice Daugherty, Eula Sparks. Solo. \T w o Little Brown Eyes,” Bonita Cornish. Presentation of Diplomas, Mata D . Allee. BROADWAY PLAYERS PLEASE . BAKË PEOPLE AT OWEGO j . Dousman. L-Song, \America” — Audience. ‘¡Prayer— Rev. S. W . (Pollard. ... //\Observanfce of Memorial Day” — .Mrs.,,Frank J.' Mains. ’¿/M u sical Selection — Male Quar- .tjette.'LL . - ¡¡f jylemo.rial ..Address— Chief Justice •**;• ^,5V— ->rSong, \M ontana” — High . School chorus. ^ , Vqcal Solo— Bonita Cornish. • . Song, \T h e Flower of Liberty” — High_SchooLChorus. \M usic— Baker Orchestra. Song, \Star Spangled Banner” — Audience. Foote’s Fine Horses Adm ired. H. J. Foote, a prosperous farmer living 12 miles south o f Baker, was,in town Saturday. Mr. Foote w.as driv­ ing a team that attracted a lot of at- .tention, an imported Percheron stallion that tips the beam at 1930 pounds, and his mate, a 1700 pound mare. Mr. F„oote came in after his wife who has jusfreturned from a visit' with relatives and friends in Iowa. MRS. ED LAKE REELECTED PRESIDENT OF WOM ANS CLUB . A t the regular meeting of the W o ­ man’s Club which was held at the home of Mrs. Ed. Lake, Tuesday af- temoon, the following officers were elected to conduct the affairs of the The Broadway Players played re­ turn engagements-at the opera house Saturday and Sunday pights and were greeted with filled houses at both per­ formances.' \W h e re the Trail Ends” was put on the first evening ;'and \T h e Un­ written Law” Sunday night. The work of rhé actors is above the ordi­ nary and the company a well balanced one. The troupe, is made, up of ladies and gentlemen - and their plays are clean. Baker people hope they will favor them with another, visit at some future date. Lutheran Minister Coming. R e v .-j. OV Wangberg informs the Times, that a resident . minister l.as beenf engaged for-Baker and will take up his work in the near future. Defi- jnite announcement of the appoint­ m e n t will be' made later. Rev. I Wangberg, .whose home is at Bow- -man, is temporarily supplying this .district, which comprises Baker, Wiil- 1 atd, Ollie and Carlyle. organization for the ensuing year. Mrs. Ed. Lake, President; Mrs. Charles Dousman,. Vice President; Mrs. Geo. M . Daugherty, Second Vice, President; Mrs. Frank Mains, Secretary; Mrs. Carrie Hildreth, Trea­ surer. .Mrs. Clyde Erther and Mrs. J.. C . ,. Millard were elected as dele­ gates to the state convention which will be* held in Helena some time du­ ring the'coming month of. June. - T h e Woman’ s Club has been very active during the past year and have done many* good things for the' good of ¿Baker and its citizens. The or­ ganization is made up of ladies who have the betterment o f the community at heart and this city is indeed fortu­ nate' to have a society of that kind doing -the good work which is being carried - on. W illiston' M an Visits Gillilan. ' vWilfred Carpenter of Williston, N. DI, arrived in Baker Thursday and is visiting Shell Gillilan, the auctioneer. Mr. Carpenter is a plasterer by trade and expects, to make this place his home. ■ He is also a baseball player and.his arrival will greatly strengthen the local club. The acquaintance of Mr. Carpenter was made by\ Shell about 20 y.earss»go at Mitchell, S. D., when the latter’s father and brother were \‘drowned.' M ayor o f T e r r y Here. H o n /W . A. Cameron, rrfayor of Terry and a former county commiss­ ioner of, Custer county, was a Baker « • . , , i * .visitor .Monday. This u Mr. Cameron’s first visit to Baker in three years and he was am­ azed at the changes that have been wrought. He was .particularly interested, in the oil drilling operations and express­ ed the opinion that this has done more to advertise Baker than anything that has heretofore happened. Baker to H a v e P o o l Hall.* Baker/will have an up to date pool hall within the next 30 days. Owen Wyman and J. W . Hazle­ ton, well'known and popular young business men, will remodel the build­ ing now occupied by the Tim e s as soon as our new building is completed. These gentlemen have ordered first class equipment. They will also have a cigar store in connection. W a rning. The party who took 95 bushels of flax seed out of the W alt Galvin house about three weeks ago| is known to me. You are hereby notified that unless you return by Tune 1, 1916 either the full amounF of the stolen seed or de­ posit in the First National Bank of Baker, Mont., to my credit the siim of $190.00 its reasonable value, a war­ rant will be sworn out for your arrest. . Glen Bush, 5-25-lt. .* Bisher, Mont. I h 'i'-.l V 1 J- y ;J ,-üjl 'tif; I NORMAND MATRON IS GUEST : OF EASTERN STARS Charity Chapter O . E. S. of. Baker , * m I J A M A ** I . . . .1 M M * M A M « MM frU A i V /lfM M A MM « MM and visitors.'' Thursday ' evening Miss Beatrice Daugherty was ushered into, the mysteries of the order and Mrs. Louis Hoak, grandmother of the candidate a nd-past-worthy matromof one_o£. the 0.*E . S. lodges of Minneapolis, pre­ sided over the initiation. At this meeting Miss Carrie Bach­ tle,' Mrs. Chas Dousman and H. S. Josselyn were elected alternates to the grand chapter. \ TMesdames ' Geo. Daugherty, Bert Hitch and L. Price are the regular delegates by right of the offices which they hold. At the close of the- exemplification, luncheon was served by Mesdames DTclTjoKhson and \Galt. Friday .afternoon aj school of in­ struction was held and was presided overby Dr. Helen. Roberts, worthy grand'ihatron of Montana. - At 7:30 a four course banquet was given at the Hildreth House and a very delicious repast was served. Several speeches had .been' planned for the banquet, but a telegram to Dr.- Roberts announcing the . death of a brother suddenly ended the evening’s entertainment. * H. S. Josselyn, in be­ half of* Charity Chapter, presented Dr. Roberts with a souvenir spoon. W ilLEggrick Calls. W ill Eggrick,. ■ * & prominent farmer who resides fen miles south of Baker called in this office and ordered the Fallon County Tim es sent to his place for a year. .Mr. Eggrick is one of the early set­ tlers of this country having come to Fallon county before there was a rail­ road in this section of the state. Notice. All persons knowing themselves to be indebted 'to Fagaines & Fagaines of the Fallonite, please call and settle. All creditors of the above firm should remit bills within ten days of this no­ tice at the dwelling three doors north of the picture show. 5-11. Fagaintfs & Fagaines. Chuning Sells Garage L. P. Chuning sold his garage the first of the week to J. W . Zook, formerly in the mercantile business at Westmore, who will take charge on June first. Mr. Chuning has not fully decided upon what he will do, but at the pres­ ent time thinks he will keep the re­ pair shop and devote his time to that end of the business. Thos. Shanks of Simpson, Kansas, purchased 26 lots in the H itcli addi­ tion from L . C. Burns, Tuesday. Showing their .appreciation for .be­ ing so royally, entertained.some.'tirne ago, a number, of Baker peoplevgave ; a dance to members of the B. T . O . C. at the opera house, Friday evening, as a return affair to the masquerade party which the,; young ladies of that society gave early in April. .. T h e interior .of.¡the hall was prettily decorated , -with \red white and blue streamers draped - in such a manner as to form- a huge canopy over the en­ tire room. The chandeliers were covered with colored bunting so that variegated hues were cast upon the dancers, which added to the beauty and brilliance of the scene. The Rhame orchestra furnished the music, which was about as good as has been heard in Baker for many a day Dreamy waltzes, and delightful two- steps were enjoyed by the whirling dancers, until an early hour, when everyone departed speaking words of praise for the enjoyable time they.had, and the B. T . O . C. girls felt • that they had been royally entertained. ■ - \ -L •-.Vi M.? i ''\i* . 'Lv . .’.-5 : i Jottings A b o u t Town. H. W . Spifks’ sold' 900 acres of land to T h os. Shanks of Simpson, Kan­ sas, the first- of the week. K.-i -Zi v Mrs. D o c. Lathom of Camp Crook visited at the E. Lathom home the latter part of last ^veek. she attendëd instruction. the O . E. S. schooLof Rev. I. I«. Cory of Hardin, stopped off here yesterday on h]s return from Crawfordsville, Ind., where recently he buried His mother, a venerable woman 90 years of age. Rev. Cory is father of County Surveyor Cory. Len .Churchill, $he young man op­ erated on at the hpspital Tuesday, is still in a critical condition but has a fighting chance for recovery.' A large abcess was found in the appendix and gangrene had already set in. Baker’s baseball team defeated the Plevna aggregation on' home grounds Sunday afternoon, in the first gamejof the season, «after a hard contest by a score of 10 to 9. Baker plays W ill­ ard here next, Sunday. -1 ':L ■ -'.5 YOUNG MAN FALLS FROM TRAIN AM) INSTANTLY KILLED -.a \i The* body of E: .M.'Selleck of St. James, 'Minn., was found near .the railroad track about a mile and a quar­ ter west of Plevna, May 14.. The- b6dy- was-removed—to-Pleviia by order of the coroner, where the clothes were searched and letters of identification found. The coroner’s jury returned a verdict that the un­ fortunate young man came to his death by falling from the moving train :/It was found that his neck was broken just below the. skull,* which'caused instantaneous death. '. LL At the request of Geo. W . Selleck, the young man’s father, the body was buried - at Plevna where--it will re­ main until it. can be removed to the family burial place. ‘ * G o o d Horses Arrive. Bruce Burk shipped -in. a carload of fine high grade Percheron mares, Monday, which he is disposing - of - to the farmers of\ Fallon county.;/\ • A num ber-of t h e a n i m a l s w e re/ purchased at Litchfield, M inn./and . the remainder of .the carload'was’o / 1' ; tained fromTaisers o f high grade- horses ; in Iowa. These-mares are a l L h t g h L class stock and will be a benefit, t o ' . any purchaser of the same. ' Hank and Mandy Here. v ,;'7( See Hank and Mandy aLthe l.O.we- ‘ , »o go Theatre, Friday only..' ’¿V/ 'LL A 7 McFIale & • C a l h o u n .-.rp isa ^ i^ ^ V . singing act. .. Light big act». / . i ■ t . » • - M i » . r'--'.-’ ’S. ■ ■4 ? .‘a t «•? s-

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