Fallon County Times (Baker, Mont.) 1916-current, June 15, 1916, Image 1

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T h e interior of the. building, also own­ ed by M r. -Blanchard, was slightly^ damaged. T h e contents of T . F. Burns’ tailor shop were removed to a place of safety, as it-looked for. a. „while as if the1 entire block, would be wiped out. An insurance policy on Mr. Blanchard?? property expired, June 1st it makes 'ftfiiT 't o s v 'i^ im k t ^ 's a i nearly a'thousand dollars, fall rather heavily on him. There may be, some salvage, however, which would re­ duce the estimated loss. —M r—Blanchard-left-on-the-af ternoon- train for Minneapolis to procure a new outfit. In the meantime he will continue business with two chairs in Jackson’s buffet. T h e Yeomen are planning for a big time at Willard Saturday, June 24th, when their first picnic and dance will take place. Willard homestead of Yeomen is one of the progressive organizations ' o f Fallon county, 'composed of a splendid class of people, which insur­ es a most enjoyable outing for every­ one accepting their hospitality. The-committee in charge, Messrs.- Albert Fost. Roland Ervine. L. D. Stanhope. Mrs. Albert Fost and others,- announce among the special features a big ball game and a moving picture show, which will ‘ precede, the dance at Willard hall. $ 2 0 0 Reward. * W ill be offered for information that -Vili lead-to the-arrest^and—conviction of party or parties guilty of shooting cattle belonging to the undersigned. A. K. C L A R K , ' 6-15-4t H - W.--SPARKS, Local Brevities. Commissioner FitsSimmons was here from Calumet yesterday. James Hunter, Miles City pioneer, is a Baker visitor. If you want a home cooked meal eat at Mrs. Garcia’s. 113 First street S. W . Mi?s Margaret E. Williams of Webster was a Baker0visitor yester­ day. See M-ieir & Wintemute, for La- thom Heights Lots. I l l South First Street West. *VT \ 7 . . \ „• w ’.\I.; ' If you \want .a home cooked -meal 'eat at Mrs. Garcia’s, 113 First: street' ;s. w.- , Sheriff Jones spent the greater : part of-the week on official business in- the south end of;the county.. - . . .’.Mr, and Mrs. W ] H. Peck;;M.,C. Moolick; J-Miss Gertrude- King, ''of Ekalaka, visited Mr. and Mrs. George Grant Sunday. C. C. Conser a prominent citizen of Plevna, and chairman of the Rer publican county committee, was a Baker visitor last week. -r^Q e o .--Thom a s,J.-JI allam,_H_C.- Penhale and -C .r'H . Merry, all of M ott^N .’ i'D .,: visited, the Mdntana Petroleum C o ’ s oil and gas well yes­ terday. Miss OUie Simpkins and-, M r; Charles H. Weilert,* both, of- Mar marth, N. D., were married Saturday by Rev. W . Pollard. Mr. Weilert is a railroad man on the division east of Marmarth. A trainload of twelve cars of cattje, destined -for Fergus county,' went, through .Baker the other night, .They were shipped from South St. Paul by a brother of Chas, D. King, the well-; known .catjle dealer of this city. • • ¿i* ’¡.\V. i i i >■•■■4 i n « . -*’ L-—-- !,,*‘ t , ** Charles Smith is able to be again after a week’s, confinement fol­ lowing injuries 'received when his \jitney” collided with an electric light pole. He was thrown to the ground and badly bruised on his right side. Mrs. C. J. Millafd and daughter; Miss Bessie, were Baker visitors one day this week. Mrs. Millard will leave with her daughter Sunday for Rochester where a digital operation will be-performed upon the latter. Fred and Dave Seif were visiting their oldtime friend, Frank D. Marth this week. Frank and the Seif boys \grew up” together in the same town, Neillsville, Wis. The Seif boys are farmers near Webster. - N They are doubtless having a fine time at the Farmers Picnic at Willard today. The Times correspondent at Willard is requested »to send As a* complete report for publication next week. .„TV***. out ; , r . B y W i r e Ât-daÿlightlthis morning was sleeping there, but that land Coal jSc/Ltimber Company’* FBI-,, J$fmere conjecture/-^ - .. -* • ' ker\ yards' ¿ n d hàrdw'arë\store ' j&When asked as to the ., probable' smolderhigi.-1inMs^-ô{-i-'i^jiy|^t^^p|Sinîr »Qÿs Manager . Raymond said.: “Î- left to mark the si^ .of - tlns.*mt^wqi|j| liàven’t the least idea. - You .„make- a establishment save à- taU brick^himn' guess- and it ' will - be about ’ as; riear‘ ney, concrete;^qundatio^„ piers^and1 eight as -mine. We were receiving piles çf^‘lümb.Çr^blackeheiÎ ahd.xhaM large shipments every day, and large red by the fierce flames-- ;which^aM Quantities going out.’1' night long- swept 'thrqûgh,-itl»en».v^ i i The Midland- Company has about - À; baby in Charles Russell's-home, j?5 yards, throughout' the-west. Its sounded the. first-alarm. Mh',.Ru*s- W in office is \at Miles City, where sell saw a great burst of flame com^ General Manager Chas., E. Brown ihg-'irom, the back fend of thé lumber- liras wired soon after tlie fire started sheds. \V W‘H -he here some time today. “Where’s th®,fire?” was/the'mes:. A small safe containing the records sage he sent in td‘i;the. n i | * t 'opera-\ Hies' buried in .-the- Ynins, but .the tor at the téléphoné bffl^:;&cTBii<Company. hâs .-a,'.duplicate t set- [of was at 1:25 a. m. Mrs: Josephine’;^«cprds at..its Miles City office. The Colvin; on —dïïtF fH ê r ^ 'lôëk ë d '^ t; ®aker .7yard ' was-one—ofr the \most of the window. . ‘ ^ ^ i ^ o r t i n t :along the lin.ç/- . . * £ saw there \yas a great^re ' . b » ^ Midland*-Company has .always in'the lumber yards’!,’-•spid e r s . -Col- th^.;Sq'uare’' with Baker; viri, “ and telephoned, to th e r E Î # ^ c M idesPrêadvregret was expressed;on light .'plant. They & p t tVtjfmMUk fve'ry ’.hand -for itheir. seyere, loss ; 4 at going for a long time; an# t £ è ii;ï Fhe same<timè luck s'emed-to; b e ,with heard.\ the fire bell ringing. It^wai; P® town. ,that the fire was 'kept'con- Mr. Russell, who telephoned \-..-the1 as-it was. - . ___ • „ *. ' kr General Mgr. Brown 'ot word of alarm in to me. 4he .fire:at Miles City at. 2 o’clock. In • Sockless and shirtless nearlyjevefÿ-po'iminiifes he was :bri his way by, man, in town was .on-Hand.- Çirë? Automobile with \Auditor. McShane,- Chief Jasperson was onè 6fCthe;firs^ »rriyinç here befdre;8, o.’clock.:^j Mr. ____ , j-L -.i^^B r o w n informs the Times he ordered on the ground and soon had.;a--4arge^n^ stocjc 0f;iumber by.wire before volunteer crew working like7trbjaliiÆeavjng Miles an'dTïis company will' Thé fire gained rapid »eadway;^aS7i«^gip.ito-rebuild, hnmediatelyr They swept through piles of finishing^expect t o ,have; the lumber yard open lumber, ate its way into; the back,_eri«fcy therrend of the week. Mr. Brown of the store room, where - was; con^iiys'-htiis ,unable to make an estimate tained one'of. the..largest stocksr6|ifcf;th«nôskatr this time'. Theîcoinpariÿ hardware in Eastern, . Mqntâ^raikd^hîli^ly^ stocl^d up;:in lumber sat^ioilds't r f H î H F Î t l r r - * » r r 1- i n ■ n t i r i é f ~th’a' high in the5 air from piles of ..pitch enorntoi^i^busine'ss this- spring1' arid, c ^ Mrs. Jacoby, \will A l­ pine lumber: “I soon saw' it was usi-le=s \ o trv to save the yards, so centered all effort on keeping the fire from cross­ ing the alley,\ said the fire chief. When asked as to the probable origin- of~the~fire the- Chief said:~“I have had my hands too full fighting tl is fire to think about how it start­ ed. _ We .certainly have been up against something.” A twenty-foot alley separated the lumber yards from the Lake build­ ing. This was the Verdun, where the firerfighters made their stand. A slight breeze was blowing to the southwest, and had the fire'leaped the. alley, and it looked fpr- ajl the world as if it would, Lake’s brick block on the corner, occupied' by Suit, & Co., the Baker Mercantile Company’s building, , Tom Flynn’s barber shop, the “Sugar Bowl,” ‘Judge Williams law office right next the alley, numerous offices on the upper floor of the Lake block, would have been doomed. In fact, that entire end of Main street to the lake would have been wiped out. At five o’clock this morning Manager Raymond, soot-bcgrimed, standing high up on a pile of. lumber, was assisting a bucket brigade try­ ing to check the fire at .the sidewalk bridge. Both Manager Raymond and Mr. Bodily worked With the fire-fighters -all night. John Barnikoff was at the new city pumping station when the fire started. The pump was going then and the reservoir about half full of water. Two lines were- kept going from-the city -plant—and-one -line from the lake, where the old faithful 85-horse' power firfe , engine kept chugging away. There was some­ thing heroic about the.-way that old summer. NOTES OF THE FIRE It was Baker’s* most disastrous fire. -v-Tommy— Bur.ns--ahd_Lewj_Jim—dis­ pensed, hot coffee to the, workers, w ‘ \ Ed Lake started in at once to clean ,out the “Sugar Bowl.” It took heroic work to save it. Mr. Lake worked like, a beaver long after his own property was safe. Books* from Booth & Dousman’s law office were tossed out of the window. On Judge William’s law office is a §ign,.placed; there*when.he left: “If anything' important, write or wire hie care Auditorium, Chicago.” The contents of hi's \office were removed tolRussell’s furniture store. - A small shower early last night was fortuitous. Many burning fire brands lit upon roofs of buildings near the fire. -The Spark’s livery barn was kept water-soaked. It was so hot.on that side of the street the water steamed. The work of the fire-fighters was splendid. They worked with little friction considering the great, ex­ citement under 'which they- labored, * No local fire insurance agents are interested in the losses. Fire ad­ justers will be here today. Tom Flynn moved the contents of his shop when its destruction seemed imminent. !, .Mayor Barstow and Deputy Sheriff ^Celling—•were- active in- directing the ¡workers. ’ ¡ A few of those we rioted who worked till ‘about ready to drop -------- j oe Hodg- The finding of a yearling-steer .dead by the - graveyard,-,; orie mile :from town, led to an investigation which revealed the fact that several head of -stock'->belonging to H.. W. Sparks a'nd A. K. Clark had~beén wounded with a rifle of small caliber. The cattle were running on the open range two or three miles from town. -, .V , _ .. . .Stock;, inspectors* are' investigating the outrage and, as will be noted in' those columns,^ a -reward of $200 is offered ('for thè apprehension “of the guilty party. / _ No matter what the’, provocation,; there can.be no possibly-justification for such an outrage. It is \an \offense punishable ^byl imprisonment in the penitentiary ¡and that is. what is Iikely*r'to r be. -meted \ out to the of­ fenders. •*' • - Both Mr. Sparks and Mr. Clark are determined-to put a stop to such outrages in 'this community. * If 'Stock ‘is'Jound’lrespassjng on private\ property, .-the proper and lawful procedure would be to ^ im­ pound the\'animals and notify ; the owner. A Few More Locals. The all-night vigil at the fire will soalfetl doubtless limit the attendance ot. „ . A fire at the flax fiber mill Friday afternoon was started when someone carelessly threw alighted cigar stub in’ a bunch of straw outside the mill. N o damage was done, but it caus­ ed a lot of excitement. , A few moments after a still alarm was sent in the local fire brigade went clanging down the street in tow of automobiles.,. Following in jts wake were. dozens:of.automobiles, loaded to the -running\ boards with volunteer firerfighters,and trailed by others who;- Jailing to get aboard, hot-footed it to the mill. T h e volunteer fire boys got there* in remarkably quick time and connect­ ed up with;, a ‘ near-by creek at the moment the fire ’ ’was in imminent danger of working its way through the-floor-joists- to a quantity of straw stored''inside\. ‘ This was water- people at the Willard picnic today. iV, ..The Lutheran Ladies Aid'will iheef: Miss IJUie McDonell,? apopular voung lady of* Camp Crook, and Ered Dahl, of Savage, were married yesr terday.. by' Rev;. S. .W;' Pollard. I- . A notable arid pleasant feature off the wedding- was„the -presence-of.four i relatives of—the—bride and groonij I these being. E .. II. McDonell.* the bnde’s father, Mr. and Mrs. W. BV Padden, Mn'and-'Mrs. j. S. Kerr,“M in Sarah Kerr,* Miss ,.Esther McDonell,'4 Willard McDonelh and John DahQ'' all of Camp Crook;’ Mr. and Mr*. Chas. Dahl, Wibaux, Miss Katherine Dahl, Hans Dahl, of Savage, and, Emil Dahl,'of Rhame. ' Immediately after the ceremony the happy bride and groom departed by automobile for a tour of-the Yel-\ lowstone park. % . frorii-exhaustion ,-were: , „ erigine worked.. Assistant Chief Paulson. - Red.Metheney, Ben-Hamilton,' Collette was in charge. One felt r’George .Hough, L. P,-=Chuning .- and there would be \no •- dearth of water Ernest Harper. R. S. Johnson thoughtfullyr furn- so long as' Lake Baker held a drop. A '300 .foot line of hose was .run from this. ' . The -water supply from the /city well and all- sources was excellent. Two water wagons in charge-* of Drayman_ Harris „and. jCarl. Crosby were kept in action. , „ ! At dawn: this morning a soda fountain, a dentist’s • chair, , a,^pom ished everyone with socks/ Thousands of rounds'''of ammuni­ tion* .kept up a liyelydfusilade in the burning hardware store. A few dynamite ^caps also, exploded. TtAIcity-firei depsiHmeriCxduld. have done rio better than the„Baker boys. Those piles of lumber, many think, plete stock of confectionery, a ! were ,the. bulwarks that saved the lawyer’s library, the contents of Lake''building. -It is expected there will be a big attendance'of Baker people.at'the Marmarth bridge dedication Tues-., day, the 20th.- 'Automobiles will start* frorii Terry and all along tfie line between here and Marmarth. The people'* of that section have fought long and hard_ for the bridge across the Little Missouri and naturally there is a great rejoicing over its comoletion. Lew Jim’s • restaurant occupied prominent places in the center of the street. Banker’s, merchants, clerks, doctors, everybody, shirtless and sockle'ss,- as aforesaid, were lined-up in -the bucket brigade. - The questionbeing asked by everyone now is: “How did ü start?” That’s ’ thé- mystery. One thing is certain, the management has always used -great -care, to prevent such a. catastrophe, as has befallen them A veering of the wind to the south is what helped save the Sparks barn. Pipe and axle grease made a spectacular fire in. that section of the yard. ; * The, company’s safe was dug out, smojee-issued from the cracks-about the rioor. It was buried in.-a pile of •yiet'.sand to cool off. TThe Midland company has a big reserve stock of hardware In their Mr?. Louis Hoke, who has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. George Daugherty, returned to. her home in. Minneapolis last week. Mr. Daugh** erty is expecting his sister here for a visit. : LiildMIUuiic. «13 ii«ia ----- f . Messrs. Raymond and Bodily went j warehouse across the tracks, home at about 12 o’clock .T h e y are I An,, immense pile of. shingles were both accustomed to late hours in moved .only yesterday, .and escaped finishing up the day’s work. ^he flames. were out in the yard at 11:30 and . ------------ - ----------- everything was all right. I The Yeomen’s dance at Masonic Yard Foreman Harper also in- hall was largely attended and greatly vestigated the last thing at night, enjoyed by all. Mrs. E. Lathpm won as was his custom, to see that all the - Yeomen pillow for being the was well. An ..incinerator, made of best waltzer; -Mr..Walter Davis won heavy steel bars,** in which rubbish the,'gentleman s prize, a pair of -kid is burned was water^-soaked and not gloves. Ice cream and cake was a spark remained. Possibly some served at midnight. tertain. / Mrs. * J. Owens and daughter, Gladys;' of Portage,* Wis.,“are' visiting Owen J. 'Oweris and** family;- '-* - \ Miss Olga Frick of St. Paul, filed this week on a homestead near -Webster^ • ‘ — .W. A. Patterson, state represent­ ative of the Western Loan & Build-, irig Association of Salt Lake, called on the company’s- local represent­ ative, R. S. Hamilton, this week. Mr. Patterson’s headquarters are Great Falls. Frank Worthington of Aberdeen was here this week looking for a business location;- also farm land. Mrs.-iR. S. Hamilton, and family have gone to ^berden^ for a visit with her father and mother. Judge O’Hern and* Coui^ Steno­ grapher Coward are' expected here Monday, provided ' they finish the term, of court .at. Miles^City. POUTIGAL ANNOUNCEMENTS. FOR COUNTY TREASURER To the Voters; of Fallon County: I hereby announce myself a can­ didate for the - office -of County- Treasurer on the Democratic ticket at the August pririiaries. * I have served the cotfnty as deputy treasurer under. Mr. Emil.. Lentz during his teriri of office, and go before the voters on my record. E. H. TRANDUM. * This is the*- second fire that has oc­ curred: at the mill;-on a former occa- iuqDraJac^...;quanuty.. of straw* being destroyed. _ \ N o smoking” signs, -are, posted in . numerous^ places, ^.bqt-.'.ap;-’ parently-are/disregarded. _ Dr.JW . R .„ Morgan_Jias_sold_ his veterinary hospital to Dr. Thomas of Billings. T h e institution established by Dr. Morgan has accommodations for sick : arid injured * horses, cattle, hogs, sheep, dogs and cats.'* Local Brevities. DOUSMAN FOR ATTORNEY. T o the Voters of Fallon .„County: Having served this. County in „the .capacity of County.Attorney for the past two years, I hereby announce myself a candidate for re-election on the Democratic fi.ck^t.. : - - -I believe /the /experience -I^-havtl- gained in this office the past two years will enable, me to* render more capable, service ' than.: I \could withbiit such **experience.' I:**also' * be£«v4L it will enable me-ito render better serv­ ice than a ‘new than in the office. Very truly- your-s, CHARLES DOUSMAN. f o r To-the Voters of. -Fallon County :- I submit my nairie as a candidate for.-the nomination of County Super­ intendent of Schools on the Democratic tickit at the August primaries. ’ .T- have had charge of the Baker Public Schools for Tour years during* which time the Baker School has' advanced from a three room school, to a Four Year Accredited High' School employing a corps of eighty teachers. ■>, * Before coming to' Baker I had experience, in the public schools- Minnesota, Dakota and Washington Through’ my Normal (training].* in the Sta'te Normal, Mankato,.,Minn, by teaching in the.rural schools of my native state, as well as by active interest in all educational matters,- I: fftel especially qualified to handle’ the rural school problem. ; Begging a careful’ consideration of. my claims to the support' of thr voters of Vth’e peiriocratic , Party. Yours for \Better Schools. ~ (MISS) CARRIE A BAC'HTLE. U. S. Marshal Asbridge was in Fal­ lon county last week issuing sub­ poenas for a grand jury term which commences “at Helena tomorrow. It was Mr.- Asbridge’s first visit to Ba­ ker, Alzada, Webster and Ekalaka. He spoke1 in high praises of the_sec- tions visited. Deputy Organizer William Hack- ett .is doing effective work in » this community towards securing a strong membership for the Yeomen lodge. There are now about 75 members and new additions are being made right lqng. _ -sj In a letter received by the Times- from Dietlien & Ware, Aberdeen, they, say: \ W e have recently closed .a deal for 100 acres, o f the Price homestead: rieij ..Kingmontj ?nd;expect to begin, operat-ionr^ in -the -way of -drillirig for ■oil, just as^.spon as arrangements can. bd*;mad*„”i F - - (F O n e of our' 'riumefous'* callers^last week was J. J. Lorigv.^ Mr. Long has’ in over a hundred-acres of wiheat, oats, barley; ¿nd ^ m i 1 let ¿ n d saysJt i* look­ ing fine. H e is ahioitTying-out,alfalfa in a ten-acre patch. ] ; M r.' Long wis on his way: td ’Evansinlle, Tnd.V after Mrs.-Longi8 ' father; 'w h o ,‘will?make his home with them... - ^ ~ K . A Cprrection. .. ¿1 Cv L...Proctor informsFus that .the item -published in the Ekalaka -Eaglé; .and.. Tepublished' in. this, iss.ue of the! Times,'\'-is. incorrect. M r / Proctor will continue to' make.his home in Baker./ .He is pe.manéntîy located here and, has.no.intention of making]a changd. -' Appointments madè(;bÿ ] p b j»# ‘ ',dc' letter. ’All .ëxajnlnations rnade:bÿ;.the, most /nodern and scientific v methodfc Telephone *' Lawler’ s P^ug “Stofe, B»/ leer, Mont. * ' ■ ‘ ' . » ‘ — i* * -J \ Î *♦ ? . X ' 4 ,

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