Big Timber Pioneer (Big Timber, Mont.) 1890-1975, July 01, 1926, Image 1

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T T 7 ’Y i H ; f - .''s r i N i - W I * ; •** ’r * - . W < * '>,*%£! ■IM- ' \•1 * _M ' VOLUME XXXVII NO. 34 BIG TIMBER, SWEET GRASS GQUNTY,«^MONTANA, THURSDAY, JULY 1,1926. i-.w PRIGE $2,00PER.YEAR ;,§• M E M O R Y O F G E N . C U S T E R H O N O R E D B Y T H O U S A N D S A ll Roads Led To Custer Battlefield— Varied And Fitting Program— Body O f Unknown- Soldier Interred In Fitting Style CROW AGENCY, June 25.—On a field dotted with daisies which, like the poppies of Flanders field,' seemed to have taken their hue from the blood of warriors spilled upon the ground, an im­ mense throng gathered, today to honor the memory of General George Arm­ strong Custer and the more than 200 soldiers who died with him in the battle o f the Little Big-Horn, just 50 years ago. Not a speeh was made, hardly a word spoken in the ceremonial which-marked with impressive solemnity the commem­ oration of the sacrifice made by the Seventh cavalry so many years ago, to clear the path for civilization. Simulating Custer’s advance, the new Seventh, under command of Col. Fitz hugh Lee, but led by General E. S. God frey, one of the four surviving officers o f the battle, came up over shaft which marks the spot where Custer fell. There the troops were met by a body of Sioux and Cheyenne vets in full war regalia, with White Bull at the head of their column. As White Bull made the sign o f peace, “ White Man Runs Him,” the only survivor of Crow scouts who were with Custer, rode ahead from his posi­ tion beside Col. Lee and extended to the Sioux leader a willow wand, bent rough­ ly into the shape of a peace pipe. Gen­ eral Godfrey sheathed his sword and the two clasped hands and exchanged pres­ ents, a flag for a blanket. Then as Gen­ eral Godfrey and the seven other vets of the battle went on to lay wreathes upon the monument, a detachment of the new Seventh fired three volleys over the little group of graves on the hillside and sounded Taps for the men who made the supreme sacrifice under the guidons of the Seventh cavalry. Then by twos, a khaki-clad trooper and a painted and war-bonneted robed man, rode slowly o ff the field, down past the national cemetery to oamp brothers in arms, following the Ameri­ can flag from the spot where, a half century ago Sioux and Cheyennes on one side and U. S. troopers on the other they had met as deadly enemies. The greal crowd gathered at'thc Cus­ ter monument today,'from far and near, recalled the declaration of the old In­ dians, that the village in the valley which Custer expected to conquer with his handful of men. was the largest they bad ever seen. Probably not since that time until today has another crowd of such size converged on the battle ground. Anticipating the situation and hopeful of getting close to the cere­ mony, daylight this morning was the signal for the advance of a stream of automobiles toward the scene and bo- Lapsed W a r Policies May Be Reinstated WASHINGTON, .Tunc 28.—Liberaliza­ tion of conditions for reinstating lapsed war risk insurance policies and extension of the\ benefits of vocational rehabilitation, which expire tomorrow, were provided for in the veterans’ re­ habilitation bill passed by the senate late today and sent to conference. An amendment by Senator Stock, democrat, Iowa, raising the annual sal­ ary of the director of the veterans’ bureau from SI0,000 to 812,000 .was adopted. The director, under the meas­ ure as amended by the senate would be authorized to continue vocational train­ ing support allowances for not more than two years to any veterans unable to obtain employment. The senate voted to retain several provisions regarding reinstatement of lapsed insurance policies which had been eliminated from the house draft by the senate finance committee. The senate adopted an amendment by Senator Robinson, the democratic lead­ er to extend until .Tune 7, 1927, the period in which veterans who have no hospital record may establish disability originating during their service. The senate committee had eliminated the bouse provision removing all time limi­ tations. fore the guards were posted to control the crowd, the hill was black with cars and people and they continued to come even after the ceremonies started.' It was with the greatest difficulty that the guards assisted by troopers, kept them in control. Referring to the battle of the Little Big Horn as the last en­ gagement which heralded *1110 approach of civilization to this part o f the west, Gov. J. E. Erickson of Montana, spoke tonight at the park upon the signifi­ cance of the anniversary. He recalled that this was the last important engage­ ment with the Indians and that they have come slowly at first, more rapidly during recent years, to recognize the ad­ vantage of civilization and to accept the white man’s friendship. He declared himself impressed with the meeting of the. veteran warriors on the battle field and glad to have seen the cementing of that bond. Governor Erickson, said in part: “ Here we are commemorating the f i f ­ tieth anniversary of the tragic event which marked the grimmest o f the long and bloody Indian wars which preceded the winning of the west. “ When the soldiers who had fought in the Civil war, were mustered out of service, and returned to civil life, many of them turned their footsteps to the unchartcrcd and unknown west. “But the advance of these pioneer builders and homoscckcrs was stoutly and stubbornly resisted by the Ameri­ can Indian, who regarded the' west as his permanent home, and the coming of the white man as an invasion of his vested rights and for this no blame can be attached to him. Here their fore­ fathers had lived and hunted. Here Continued on Page Six Cardinal Bonanzo To Visit Big Playground CHICAGO, June 28.— Cardinal Bon­ anzo, papal legate to the eucharistic congress, set out today on a lour that will carry him to the Pacific coast and back to Chicago between now and July 19, covering 6,331 miles. At St. Louis the cardinal will end the consecration of a cathedral tomorrow. He will then visit Kansas City, El Paso, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Ore., Seattle, Livingston, Mont., Yellowstone park and St. Paul. The cardinal will reach Los Angeles July 2. He will go to San Francisco July (j and spend three days there. He will reach Portland, July 11, proceeding to Seattle July 12, departing from Se­ attle .Tub\ 13 for Livingston where he will spend seven hours on July 15. He will go on to Gardiner and will see Yel­ lowstone Park the next day, leaving Gardiner July 16. He will be at St. Paul two days later. Montana Boy Failed On W est Point Leave WASHINGTON, June 25.—Secretary of War Davis has informed Senator Walsh, democrat. Montana, that resig­ nations filed by West Point cadets will lx: approved only when tendered under very exceptional circumstances. The Montana senator made an inquiry after a cadet appointed from Montana who desired to enter private business with his father had been refused per­ mission to resign. A war department statement said the war department felt that “a cadet who requests that he be permitted to leave the service without fulfilling liis part of the agreement^to serve in the army for eight years not only fails to com­ prehend the importance of his contract with the government but also fails to appreciate the obvious conclusion that he is rendering no return to the govern­ ment which has, for four years, at a considerable expenditure of money and effort, maintained and provided him with an education equalled in few’ of the universities of the United States.” '-<• i--' m X - ( V A ' y ' ! ■Çkv** \ T ' ' . ' ' , \w/S\ Gardiner Gateway to National Park—Where Crown Prince Gus- tavus Adolphus and Secretary of the Interior Hubert Work will shake hands. Belgrade Man K ills Father O f W ife A n d Then Shoots H im self BOZEMAN, June 28.—A double trag­ edy, said to have been the outcome of a family quarrel, took place this after­ noon at 1:30 at Belgrade, when Andrew Burkey, 28, shot and killed his father- in-law, Wm. Clarence Davis, '43, and turned the weapon on himself sending a bullet into his heart. The wounds were inflicted with a 30-30 rifle. Davis died almost instantly and Burkey gasp­ ed his last just as a hastily summoned physician arrived. The cause of the trouble is said to have been of long standing and came to a climax yesterday afternoon when Burkey after packing up his household goods preparatory to moving to Maud- low, missed his wife. In searching for her, Davis met his son-in-law in the yard between their two houses and after some words, Burkey raised the gun and killed him. He then turned the muzzle of the gun on himself and sent another bullet into his heart. It is said that Mrs. Davis, the widow of the dead man, had attempted to shoot her son-in-law with a revolver as he trained his gun on his victim. The shot missed and almost at the same instant Burkey fired the fatal one that killed his father-in- law*. Before Mrs. Davis could fire again, Burkey killed himself. Davis was a carpenter and had been a resident of Belgrade for 23 years. He was the father of four children, all of whom besides the widow, lives in Bel­ grade. Burkey was married to Helena, 20, about three years ago, and two chil­ dren are the issue. The eldest is two years and the baby is four months He had been living in and around Maudlow and Belgrade for about 11 months. Prominent Citizens From A l l . Over To Greet Crown Prince 'M fe , SENATOR NYE RUNNING BEHIND HANNA IN N. DAKOTA PRIMIARY Fargo, N. D., .Tune 30.—United States Senator Gerald P. Nyc, seeking nomina­ tion for both short and long terms in today’s republican primary election, was running behind on the first returns tab­ ulated tonight. L. B. Hanna, independent, or Coolidgc, candidate for the nomination held in both contests. The initial figures, however, came from the cities, which always have been conceded as republican strongholds. Strength of the Non Partisan league, w'liich supported Nyc, lies mainly in the rural districts, which always report late. Returns from 50 precincts in the long term contest gave Hanna 4,328 and Nye 2,475. For the short term Hanna had 6,826, and Nyc 5,500 and Stone 1,830 in 104 precincts. In the contest for the long term nom­ ination 79 precincts out of 2,167 gave Hanna 5,580; Nyc 3,307 and C. Stone, light wine and beer advocate, 964. Efforts of friends of A. C. Townley, Non-Partisan league founder, to make him the republican candidate for gover­ nor through a “ sticker” campaign, ap­ parently failed. So far as can be learned Townley has not been in the state for several months. For congressional nomination in the second district, Tomas Hall, Coolidge republican incumbent, had a good lead over Fred Graham, his Non Partisan op­ ponent. The figures were: Hall 1,266; Graham 405. The gubernatorial contest: 138 pre­ cincts showed Hanley, independent, 8,073; McGovern 807; Sorlie, non-parti­ san, incumbent, 6,793. WASHINGTON, June 26.—Secretary Work of the interior department will greet the crown prince and crown princess of Sweden when they arrive at the Yellowstone National park on July 2 to begin a tour of the national parks. Plans for tlic entertainment of the royal guests at the Park inludc a dinner in their honor which will be given by Secretary Work in the dining room of the hotel at Mammoth Hot Springs, on the evening of July 2. During their stay at Yellowstone they will make a lour of the park, seeing the principal sights. The suite of the royal party that will visit the park consists of their Royal Highness, Mile, de Reutcrsward, maid of honor; Mr. W. Bostrum, Swedish minister at Washington; Mr. Nils de Rudebeck, master of the household of II. R. H., court marshal; Count G. Posse, colonel, chief of staff of H. R. H.; Col. Oscar Solbcrt, U. S. A.; Mr. Fritz Henriksson, chief of the press bureau of tiic royal foreign office at Stock­ holm; Capt. G. Asbrink, private secre­ tary to H. R. H.; Dr. Morje Brilioth, di­ rector of the American-Swcdisli news exchange, New York. A number of other distinguished citi­ zens have been listed to be present at Yellowstone park when the prince and princess arrive there and also to attend Secretary Work’s dinner. They include: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Donnelly, presi­ dent, Northern Pacific Railway com­ pany, St. Paul, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Budd, president, Great Northern railway, St. Paul, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. IT. E. Byram, president, Chicago, Mil­ waukee & St. Paul railway, Chicago, 111.; Mr. and Mrs. Carl R. Gray, presi­ dent, Union Pacific railway, Omaha, Neb.; Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Pyealt, presi­ dent, Denver & Rio Grande railroad, Denver, Colo.; Col. J. H. Carroll, Wash­ ington, D. C.; the Hon. and Mrs. Thomas IT. Marlow, Helena, Mont.; Mr. and Mrs. B. S. Ellison, vice president. Midwest Ilcfining company, Denver, Colo.: Mr. and Mrs. E. V. Calvin, vice president, Union Pacific system, Omaha, Neb.; Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Hobbins, vice president, Anaconda Copper company, Butte, Mont.; Mr. J. T. Connery, Flintridge, Pasadena, Cal.; the Hon. and Mrs. H. B. (’.low, president, Rand McNally com­ pany, Chicago, 111.; Dr. Louis F. Greene, Washington, D. C.; the Hon. John H. Edwards, assistant secretary of the in­ terior, Washington, D. C.; Mr. and Mrs. Horace M. Albright, supoi'intendent, Yel­ lowstone National park; the Hon. and Mrs. Stephen T. Mather, director, na­ tional park service; Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. Child, president, Yellowstone Park Hotel company; the Hon. and Mrs. Law­ rence C. Phipps, United States senator of Colorado; the Hon. Henry A. Dubbs, Denver, Colo.; the Hon. Walter S. Dickey, editor, Kansas City Post and Journal, Kansas City, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Goodwin, president, Yellowstone Park Camps company; Air. and Mrs. Hale Holden, President, Chicago, Bur­ lington & Quincy railway, Chicago 111. Yellowstone is the first of the nation­ al parks to be visited by the crown prince and crown princess. Later they will sec Zion in Utah, Grand Canyon in Arizona, Mesa Verde in Colorado, and Yosemite National park in California. Col. Tom McTague Is Dead in Los Vegas Livingston Enterprise: Colonel Thom­ as McTaguc, one of Montana’s best known and most beloved pioneers, died last evening at Las Vegas, N. M„ on board a Union Pacific train, according to a dispatch which reached here early this morning. Colonel McTaguc was cn route to Montana from Los Angeles to spend the summer. The body was taken from the train at Las Vegas. Mrs. McTaguc and Emanuel Jacobs will pro­ ceed to Deer Lodge with the remains, leaving Las Vegas this evening. They will arrive in Butte Thursday morning. News of Colonel McTaguc’s sudden death will come as a great shock to very many Montana people. He had a very large acquaintance in all sections of the state and was universally loved and admired. He had been in some­ what poor health but bad anticipated improvement upon arriving among his friends in Montana. His sudden passing is believed to have been due in part to the intense heat of the Nevada desert through which his train was passing. Colonel McTague was formerly war­ den at the \state penitentiary at Deer Lodge. Travel On Custer Road Handled In Fine Shape Billings Gazette: Traffic congestion over a 66-mile highway from Billings to tlic Custer battlefield was probably the most acute Montana has ever known as a result o f attempts to put a crowd va­ riously estimated at from 35,1)00 to 50,- 000 persons over this road for the semi- cntcnnial anniversary’ of the battle of the Little Big Horn. .From midnight Thursday until nearly noon Friday a procession of cars, mov­ ing at times in almost solid formation followed the highway. From about three miles north of Crow* Ageny to the bat­ tlefield, three miles south, the proces­ sion moved at a snail’s pace during the morning hours. Precautions taken by the scores of traffic officers on duty for miles on both sides o f the Agency were rewarded with a record at nightfall-of no serious mishap to mar the observance. A few cars went into the ditch during the night on the return trip from the Agen­ cy, but the most serious damage suf­ fered by any of these was a broken wheel. M A R R I E D A T H E L E N A H O M E Social Event Of Season Celebrated Saturday^ Bride Reared At Livingston — Groom. A Practicing Physician On West Coast % Helena Independent: Amidst a veri­ table fairyland of flowers and ferns and softly glowing candles the marriage of Miss Irma Stark, daughter of Judge and Mrs. Albert P. Stark, and Dr. Faris Mor- cll Blair of Seattle, took place on Sat­ urday evening at 8:30 o’clock at the home of the bride’s parents, 516 Har­ rison avenue. * , While the guests were assembling a nuptial program of music was played with Miss Kathleen Gibson of Living­ ston at the piano, which was placed in the reception hall behind a bower of flowers. “At Dawning” , and “O Promise Me” was sung by Mr. Russell Stark, brother of the bride. ‘ Mendelssohn’s Wedding March a re­ nounced the arrival of the bridal party. Promptly at 8:30 they descended the broad stairway, which was twined with sprays of syringa. Dr. Blair and his best man, Albert P. Stark, Jr., of Boze­ man, brother of the bride, took tlicir places at the altar. Exquisitely embroidered linens cov­ ered the altar which had been impro­ vised at the north end of the long drawing room and beautiful five point brass candalabra held cathedral tapers. Easter and Calla lilies formed the cen­ ter decoration and on either side were brass jardinieres holding graceful sprays of syringa. Bishop H. Lester Smith of the Meth­ odist area read the impressive service'. The ushers were- Cresap McCracken and Robert Talcott of Livingston and Robert Johnson of Helena. The bridesmaids were Miss Alberta Nesbitt of St. Paul, Minn.; Mrs. Frank Usual Fate Of Two Men In River Boat Billings Gazette:—With the canoe in which they left Livingston late last week, hound for New Orleans, capsized and floating- down the Yellowstone along with two Mason jars containing their money and valuables, E. C. Ed­ wards of New York and Clifford F. Bracken of Okmulgee, Okla., emerged from the river at a point near Billings Wednesday noon, wet, bedraggled anjJ with but few clothes. Their canoe, built especially for the trip and shipped to Livingston by rail a few weeks ago, capsized as they neared Billings and the two men were forced to swim for the nearest shore, shedding what clothes they could, to avoid drown­ ing. By the time they reached the shore, their boat was out of sight be­ yond a bend in the stream. So were the two jars in which they had placed their currency and A. B. A. checks, to avoid losing them in event of just such an emergency as occurred. One of the two lost so much of his clothing while he was getting out of the river that he was forced to remain in hiding in lhe weeds, while the other came to the city and reported their mis­ hap. Payment on the A. B. A. checks was ordered stopped by a local bank and chances for recovery of the remainder of their valuables in the jars appear to be slight. Two Great Falls Men Meet Death In Autos GBEAT FALLS, June 28.—Two men are dead and one is injured as a result of automobile accidents on Cascade county roads Sunday. Leonard Herbert Wilcox, 30, was killed early Sunday when the light truck in which he was riding plunged off the highway on a curve about 3 miles southeast of Stockctt. Wilford Ellison, 20, lost his life Sunday after­ noon when a truck lie was driving turned over on the Carpenter creek road leading to the Silver Dyke Mining com­ pany properties near Neihart. Fryer of Livingston and Mrs. Gilbert Porter of Missoula. Miss Nesbitt was daintily gowned ini peach colored georgette, with godets o f lace, pointed bodice and full skirt; her slippers were white satin. _ Mrs. Fryer, was gowned in yellow georgette over silk, made in straight lines, beaded, and with short full skirt; her slippers were yellow satin. Mrs. Porter was gowned in orchid georgette over orchid silk, close bodice and circular skirt, graceful short capo flowing from the shoulders; her slippers were white satin. The bridesmaids all carried arm bouquets o f Columbia roses. The dainty little flower girl, Mary Frances Compton, wore a seashell pink organdie and carried a basket of white daisies and lilies. The bride entered on the arm of her father, who gave her in marriage. She was lovely in a gown of white georgette over white silk, close bodice, circular skirt, long sleeves, caught up with a satin bow at the front and a rose of satin on the shoulder. Her veil of tulle was caught in triple bands in front and arranged high in the back court fashion with sprays of orange blossom across the back and tiny sprays of the blos­ soms scattered the full length of the veil. She wore slippers of silver. Her shower boquet was of white roses, lilies of the valley and orchids. The bride and groom knelt on the historic white fur rug that so many fair brides have used, this dainty bride making the fiftyrfirst. Mrs. Stark, mother o f the bride, wore a beaded gow’n of pale green georgette over green silk. Mrs. Blair, mother of the groom, was gowned in periwinkle blue georgette over silk. Miss Blair, sister of the groom, was gowned in gold lace over atmosphere georgette. Congratulations followed immediately after the ceremony. Refreshments were served in the dining room, where the. bride’s table was exquisitely lovely in a dcciiration of Ophelia roses hcld''inra silver basket and cathedral tapers in silver sticks were grouped. The bride and groom’s cake were at cither end prettily decorated in pink and white Julie, \ sfc The, bride, is the only daughter of Judge and Mrs. Stjtrk. She is an accom­ plished and charming girl. She was born in Livingston, and is a graduate of the Livingston high school and of the University of Montana, a member o f the Delta Gamma sorority and a member of. Penetralia Honor sorority, honored in her senior year as May Queen. Judge Miller Wound Up Court Last Week District court wound up Saturday with a jury trial of the case of S. E. Sugg vs. Leo ,T. Cromer. Plaintiff claimed that defendant had taken property belonging to her in an attachment of Ed Martin property. She was given a verdict o f 8206.50, less than one-half the amount claimed. E. B. Hanson and T. C. Hannon re­ ceived a verdict in an action brought by Paul L. Van Cleve, Jr., for trespass. Tlic cases of J. B. Scypliers against Jim Crocker, and Paul L. Van Cleve, Jr., against George W. Briley were vacated for the term. Harvey Coit won out in an action by tiie First National Bank of Columbus to recover something over 8800, value of hay cut from land which had been leased and for which the contract was later cancelled by consent of both par­ ties. Court will be in session again on July 6 and 7, with an outside judge presiding, at which time the cases of the State Bank of Lowistown against Ben Long, and Rosa SUagg against Ben Long, and a Deer creek water right hearing of Ole Birkland against T. M. Grosfield and others will he heard. ORLANDO MILLER LOSES ACCIDENT! INSURANCE, BUT WINS SIDE BET Orlando Miller, proprietor of the sec­ ond hand store, is loser and winner on a 810.000 accident Insurance policy for which he paid two dollars—loser of the two dollars lie paid for the policy and winner of a 825 bet he made with the agent that if he got hurt he would not get anything. Shortly after the policy was taken out Mr. Miller sustained an injury to his ankle while alighting from his auto. He put in an injury claim, and received the following explanatory letter from the company: “We arc in receipt of statement filed by you relative to injury sustained May 24th, by being thrown from an auto­ mobile. If you will refer to your policy, Part Four, you will find indemnity is payable among other accidents, for- in­ jury sustained as result of the wrecking or disablement of a private automobile of the exclusive pleasure type. It does not cover injury sustained as result o f being thrown from an automobile, and we understand there was no wrecking or disablement of the machine in which you were riding. “Under such circumstances, y o u would not be entitled to a payment of indemnity. “Regretting that we arc unable to serve you in this instance, but assuring you o f our readiness to give you the full protection of the policy in every case coming under its coverage, we remain,” etc. Immediately upon receipt o f the above letter Mr. Miller called the agent by phone, explained the contents .of the latter, and was informed that a check for 825 to pay the bet tfould be.mailed him. The check came in due time and Mr. Miller is congratulating himself that he Had the side bet. He learned some­ thing ancf also won something.

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