The Ekalaka Eagle (Ekalaka, Mont.) 1909-1920, November 28, 1919, Image 1

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-4 • 1 4 4 VOLUME XI. EKALAKA, CARTER COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28,• 1919. Num& a BUS , INESS u lt p lE I N N ARms The majority of the business men of Ekalaka met on Tuesday of this week and organized a branch organi- zation of the Montana Development Association. June G. Olsen. was elected president and F. C. Dahlberg secretary -treasurer. Applications for membership in the association were circulated and signed by all present and it is expected that much good will result from their efforts. Branch chapters are being organized in all the principal towns and cities of the state. The business men of the state are up in arms over the ruling of the Montana Trade Commission, which requires them to mark the cost price on theitgoods and show the consum- er just what they are making on their goods. At a meeting' of the merchants of the state held in Butte last week a permanent organization was formed to fight the order, and an executive committee was appointed as follows: W. P. Selvidge of Billings as chairman and J. A. Haraden of Boze- man, secretary was chosen from among the delegates. The other member:3 are J, E. Lane, Lewistown; IIELD INDIGNATION MEETING , . A meeting of the citizens wits held Monday evening in the fire hall to discuss the present mail service, which had become so bad that we were in luck to get ttiree mails a week, and very few papers. Many different ways were discussed, and it was finally decided the only effective way was to notify the postoffice de- partment at Washington and the bonding company of the present car- rier. A committee was appointed to do this and see whether something could not be done to remedy the pres- ent state of affairs. Postmaster Dougherty at Baker has sworn in i Frank Owens and Geo. olly as car - 'tiers, but the mail ha accumulated so rapidly in Baker th it is thought it will be some time before the sur- plus is cleared away. Postmaster McKinnie has kept the mail clear from this end by - sending it out with any- one going to Baker. The routes from Ekalaka have been going out quite regular, with a few exceptions, when the snow was so deep they could not get through. But these trips have in most cases been made up The Camp Crook and Chalk Buttes routes have missed nt. trips as yet, it is understood. NEW POSTMASTER TAKES CHARGE Messrs. Tuohy and Bugle, Butte; This morning Mrs. McPherson Sanden and Brisco, Helena; Salvidge, assumed charge of the local postof- Billings; McLeod, Missoula; Newcom, :ice, having succeeded Mr. McKinnie, Miles City; Lovelace, Livingston; who was only appointed to fill the un- Geis, Great Falls; Sanders, Anacon- faxpired term of Mr. Booth. The pub- da; Truscott, Glasgow; Fleming, lic will miss Mac ;or he has been Glendive; Hammer, Roundup; and very obliging to the many people Wilson, Bozeman. from both in and out of town, often The merchants contend that the going back at night to get some poor public cannot determine between the belated rancher his mail, having got cost and selling pries of a commodity t.n too late. Or on Sunday, when he whether or not profiteering is going kept the front window open until on because the cost of doing business nearly noon to oblige the many pat. must be taken into consideration. sons. We hope the new incumbent With no attitude of defying the law will be iust as popular. She vrill but of wishini 4-teetti its legality; keep MA &sty Wash as assistant, that action in protest is brought into .vhile her husband will also be in the khe courts. Ace for the present. The merchants have organized what will be hereafter known as the POST DATED CHECKS Montana Development Association, REPUDIATED and they have applied ‘ for an injunc- tion restraining the Trade Commis- Miles City Star: The worthlessness sion.from putting into operation Or- of post-dated Checks given for future der No. 4, which injunction was collection as payment for membership granted by Federal Judge Geo. M. in the non-partisan league by real- Bourquin at Helena last week. The deiits of eastern Montana in the federal court has been resorted to country triburary to Miles City banks because of the interstate relations the was amply demonstrated last week. trade commission act carries, and al- Of a considerable number of checks so because it is the intention to final- sent from Fargo to Miles City for ly carry the case to the United States collection local bankers say between supreme court. 50 and 80 per cent were repudiated The local merchants are organiz- by the makers, • who had stopped col- ing to fight the law, and at Miles lection thereon, and the checks were City last week representatives were returned to the banks at Fargo present from Baker, Ekalaka, Terry, whence they came. Jordan and Broadus. They all say it The checks were for $8.00 or would be impossible to carry out all $16.00, either for partial payment or the details of the law. They also full payment of membership in the claim it unconstitutional. league, and although the non-partisan supreme court of North Dakota by a HOW TO CUT XMAS TREES vote of three to two decided they were good as collateral, the judgment Instructions for cutting cedars and of the eastern financiers who declined other evergreens for use as Christ- to accept North Dakota bonds backed mas trees are given by the Depart- by such security seems to have been ment of Agriculture in a special bul- imply justified if the general run of letin just issued. The Department these checks throughout the non -par - recommends that whenever it is nos- tisan territory are as valuable as they Bible a tree be cut from a group of have proven in this locality. comparatively compact growth. Iso- lated trees should not be tut the De- partment says, became this leaves a gap that future growth cannot fill. Sam Mellor t week received news Observance of this rule will prevent of the death his brother, John T. the stripping of wooded tracts. Mellor, wine) occurred on Nov. 1st Officials of the Forest Service, it is at the hospital at Denver, Colorado, announced, will be glad to recommend following an operation. He was a areas under their jurisdiction in which great friend of the Whitney family it is entirely proper to make cuttings here, who had known him for years. of Christmas trees. It is suggested He was a member of the Odd Fellows that very large trees such as are re- and a former W. M. of that order. quired for municipal celebrations or The funeral was held at Elbert, Col- in churches need not be symmetrical orado. in their natural state, but can easily be made so by boring holes in the TO OUlt PATRONS trunk and inserting limbs of proper size to give the tree a rounded ap In retiring from the active man- pearance. This method is •recbm- agement of the Play House, I de,sire mended where it is necessary to trial!! at this time to thank all those who ' port large trees for considerable dis- have extended their patronage during tances. All the branches may be cut the two years I have had the pleasure off and replaced in boles prepared of conducting this popular amusement for their reception. place. Inability to properly look af- ter the work necessitates that I leave NOTICE the I'lay House at this time. All completed work left at my O. A. Dahl, Manager. shop after 30 days will be sold for the charges against it. John Daly, Black- CARD OF THANKS smith. 47-3-p We wish to thank our friends who Jack Pickard is enlarging his meat so kindly assisted us at the death and market by building an addition onto urial of our hutThand and father. the rear. Mrs. Cornelia Lantis, Have you fire insurance? If not, H. G. Lantis, connect up with the Aetna Insurance NIrs. Meda Armstrong, Co. today. O. A. Dahl, local agent. Mrs. Lora Livingston. JOHN T. MELLOR be there. Harry Miller of Sykes was in for ME LOCAL NEWS OF . J. W. Brant was in Baker over Sun - THE PAST WEEK. day. C. K. Putnam was a Baker visitor Only four more week's until Christ- over Sunday. tnas. Found—Cuff button. Eagle effice. tor over Sunday. O. A. Dahl was a Miles City visi- with Airs. J. Pickard next Friday id- . to'illoleoni.mprovement Club will meet :W. R. Pickering was a Miles City A new baby girl arrived at the visitor this week. home of Mr. and Airs. Carlos Hall on .. Nov. 21st. Mr. and Mrs. Jess Curtis are vis- II. G. Hardy leaves Inquire at ltochetser for medical iting relatives in Ekalaka. \Red\ Anderson came in from his ranch the fore part of the week. John Malmquist has gone to Cas- per, Wyo., where he will work this winter. A. L. Shaw is in Baker this week looking after the hay being shipped in there. Dan Dague says he is going to eat elk meat awhile and thus reduce the h. c. of 1. John Welsh and Moses Blake vrere over from Horse creek last Satur- day on business. J. Rolfson and son of Ekalaka were in the city the first of the week after supplies.—Baker Times. Ray Delaney is back from Lusk, Wyoming, where he has been hob- nobbing with the oil.magnates. A good oil well has been reported as being brought in at Forsythe last Friday. This county still looks good to us. Mrs. Margaret Hardy left this week for her home at Libby, Mont., after an extended visit with her son, II. G. Hardy. Some of our merchants were heavy losers the fore part of the week by having fruit and vegetables frozen en route from Baker. Jesse Grant of Ekalaka was in Ba- ker attending the oil meeting Satur- 'lay evening. Jesse is one of the di- rectors.—Baker Times. Miss Mina Munro left Sunday for Baker from which place she accom- panied her sister, Mrs. Dick Fergu- son, to Miles City for medical atten- tion. \Buzz\ Ferguson came down from Baker the fore part of the week and says he i sgoing to live with \Uncle\ Jerry Huss for awhile and go to school. Don't forget the Minstrel Show at the Play House Saturday , night. The proceeds go to the High School bas- ket ball team. After thee show a next week for treatment. Get the habit, and visit Gene's shop for all barber work. Ladies as well for shampoos and massages. lc Clarence Wash was severely burned about the face' Tuesday evening while pouring kerosene on a coal fire. Contractor Thompson says his plasterer has been lost, Strayed ot stolen. The regular meeting of the fire de- partment was held Tuesday evening. Nothing but the regular routine busi- ness was transacted. Air. and Mrs. August Rose left `yesterday for DoCige county,' Nebr., where they were called by the ser- ious illness of Airs. Rose's mother. Warren Brewer and son Westey of . Crook spent Thanksgiving it, Ekalaka and incidentally took in tilt dance in the evening at the Plas House. A fellOw told us yest2rday (right after making a big cleaning on tur- key), that he was surely thankful it this time—thankful that he was not a republican. Banjo jake went through town last ;unilay with band of sheep, about ;50. Ile was taking them to the vi- sinity of Baker where he has rented s place to run them The Ekalaka Fire Department ex- Ipea to hold a minstrel show and lance sometime in February. Twice year the department hold \the af- :air of the season,\ in February and August. The details have not been fully arranged as yet. George Thonias went to Fallon on Monday to make another attempt t.4 4zet his Ford car home. A couple of weeks ago he drove it lioWn from Miles anti got as far as Fallon. Now he hopes to land the 01' boat i•ight in the shores of main street in Eka- laka. Joe Allen and the- old gentlemai, Harris, who live on tile Box Elder, arrived in Ekalaka from Baker Wed- esday evening. l'hey came by a very unusual imak of traveling. They .valked. Air. Harris has just return - dance will be held and everybody will 1 NI form southweste, n Iowa where lie big money huskiag corn. Mrs. V. E. Davis entertained On supplies Tuesday. He is building two Embr dery Club and the court school houses near Sykes and after House idles at her home on Morino' :he completion of them he and Airs. itreet..ast Thursday afternoon at t Miller will move to Baker for the re_ bridal shower for Mrs. .1. W. Brant mainder of the winter.—Baker Times. Geo. Elder slipped us a fine piece of elk meet the other day. Ile killed the animal on his recent hunting ex- pedition in the westehn part of the state. He also has some fine teeth which he procured from the animal. Jos. Buchanan was in town from Hawks Homes last Saturday and dropped in to see us. He says he has sold his ranch down in that counery but is undecided what to do yet. His son will go south to look up a loca- tion. Chas. Kenyon, an old-time stock- man, shot and badly wounded Luth Wells near Caditde on Friday, ;4th, man were rhe hou,se was beautifully decoratet: n green and white and a most enjoy- bie time was hail. Tomorrow W311. Nin1S, L. .1. Parker and Finn Kennedy leave with a bunch sf horses for the sputhern markets. Air. Nims will stay in the south this winter, intending to be about Tampa, '.1orida, most of the time. Mrs. Mins expects to leave in about week and will join her husband in LAKESIDE Miss Loa Pangburn spent Sunday with her friend, Miss Dorris Hub- bard. The G. A. Scruggs family were Sun- day guests at the J. C. Trier home. Carl Loehding has gone to Bather for a load of grain and hay. Aliss Mildred Pangburn finished teaching at Aledicine Rocks and is visiting with home folks. Frank Loehding came home front Ekalaka where he has been working the 'past month. The stork called on Air. and Airs. Win. llowder Nov. 19, and left a nice baby gir1,in their care. Cissil Trier spent the week end at the Carl Smith ranch in the hills. Aiiss Cassie Hubbard, who teaches the Central school, had quite a thrill- ing experience with one of her pupils a few days ago. The little son and daughter of Mr.. and Airs. George Phalen had started for home after 3chool had been dismissed for the day.' When they were a short dis- tance from the school house the little iellow accidentally stepped into an ild well that had been hidden froni sight by the recent snows. The sis- ter ran back to the school house, told Ale teacher of his plight Who called some older pupils to assist her in get- ting him out. They let down a rope, which the teacher happened to have, telling him to tie it around his body. fhe knot did not hold the first time, letting him back, but the second time they succeeded in getting him to the top wheii 4 Aiiss Hubbard stepped to die edge Of the well and helped him out. Those helping hint were in ser- ious danger of going down as the sides of the well were in bad condi- tion, having caved -off in several places. Just how much water was in the well is not known, but he was thor- oughly soaked and chilled. They carried him to the school house and cared for him until his parents ar- rived with team and sled., biitging dry garments. At last reports he was able to attend school. The rope used measured -10 feet in length and needed the addition of a cie rope to make it long enough to reach the boy. It is reported there are -several of these old wells near the school house. It seems the own- ,er of the land should be compelled to do something to make it safe for the children before some fatal accident happens. Joe Sheffield who resides near Bell Tower wa.: a ViSitOr in Ektilakit 'Sesterday. Fred just returned from Uncle Sam's service, having stuck it out two years with the boys across the water, being, attached to the En- 1 gineer corps. It is needless to say and thinking he had killed his that Air. Sheffield is giail to be home, later committed suicide. Both I even though arriving right hi th ,, well-to-do ranchers, and known ! Itl i dd i e of winter. by many old-timers about Ekalaka. 1 ). A. Dahl who has been conduct- ng the Play Ilouse for the past two ;ears will rotire from this business Aloday, on which date his presen ;case expires. 'It is uederstooil that Chas. Atkinson, one of the big ranchers of the Medicine Rocks and Ekalaka country, came to town Wed- nesclity to get supplies for the winter. Chas. is in this country 29 years and the Play House will not close its reports that he can't remember of [doors for the winter, other parties having had such fall weather as this now negotiating with the owners ex before.—Baker Times.. peeting AO continue regular shows and other amusements. C. G. Bush has proved up on his claim in the Chalk Buttes country and is going in a -few days to visit his parents and his old Kentucky BAKER -Eli ALAK A HIGHWAY ANOTHER OLD PIONEER DEAD Moses Lantis, father of H. G. Lan- tis, died at the home of his son in Ekalaka last Saturday, aged 83 years, 7 months and 22 days. Mr. Lantis was married the first time to Adeline Stephens of Tazwell County, Ill., in the year 1867; to this union was born two children, who have gone home. His first wife - lived five years after their marriage. After this misfor- tune Mr. Lantis became a prospector And hunter, traveling through much of Montana, Idaho, and Washington, for about four years, then' he went back to his old home in Tazwell County, Ill. There he met Miss Cor- nelia Feighner. They were married April 15th, '1869. To this union we,re sorn eleven children, eight of which Are living: Mrs. F. A. Guyot of Pea- sody, Kan., Mrs. Ada Eilerts of Camp :.',rook, S. D., Louis H. Lantis of Camp Jrook, S. D., Alonza M. Lantis of Spearfish, S. D., Mrs. Bessie Eves of Wichita, Kan., H. G. Lantis of Eka- aka, Mont., Mrs. Meda Armstrong 4 Ekalaka, Mont., Mrs. Lora Liv- ngston of Ekalaka, Mont. His wife ind many grandchildren survive him. n 187 - 5 he moved from Illinois to Aarvey County, Kansas, and lived here until 1902 then moved to Camp ;rook S. D. Mr. Lantis applied Smelt' to many trades, carpenter, unsmith, blacksmith and farmer. , Ir. Lantis was moved by his son, I. G. Lantis, to Ekalaka a year ago tst September. He has been in very oor health ever since he has been ere and grew more weak and helpless ntil the end came last Saturday even- ig. Those who knew him say he -as generous to the extreme. He was • good father and husband. While he ved in Illinois he w , a me:11W of lo is .4.-Chriatien•C After haf left ..iere he did not oin any other church, ut so lived as to command the re- tect and confidence of those who new him, and was remembered by 'lent for generosity, kindness and af- t sction. ELGIN A girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Howder Nov. 19th. Mr. and Mrs. John I3urns left Wed- Eesday for Washington, where they intend to make their home, if the suntry suits them. Anent the Baker-Ekalaka highway Hot soup is on the bill of fare for the Baker Sentinel of lust week says: dinner at the Elgin school and is .sry much appreciated by the pupils. Chas. Lavell left Saturday for lowstone Trail state highways, midi- %*% bite Water, S. D., where he is win- ating from this point, the State High- ;sring his cattle. He intends ship - way Commission having recently de. ; bing several carloads to Omaha be- signated these roads for a portion of he returns. the federal aid funds. Mr. Hill will Ralph Burns and Edwin Ackley prepare all matters incident to a• ik their cattle to Baker last week tbal construction in the spring. H. A. Teets ati , I wife - of lick\ Burns moved his family there and . where they will winter them. Ralph hero to spend the next three moisSis. will look after the cattle during the Alr. Teets being a civil eagineer winter. will be engaged upon the Baker ;dia. Mr. and Airs. Will Dragoo and son 'aka :Ind Yellowstone Trail ‘\te !Eldon left Monday for Oregon City, highwaYs. ',)re., where they have rented a farm. . o II'. and Airs. Dragoo have lived near CHRISTMAS IS CONIINt: U. B. Hill of Billings has arrived to take charge of the preliminary work on the Baker-Ekalaka and The selection of Christmas pr is now or soon will be the parai issue. What can you send to tives or friends \back east\ tha 11 be more appreciated and enjoyee :I collection of beautiful and 'Ail esque Aiontana views? Send 1. • to .1. F. Lewis, Ekalaka, and recei.s! •ey mail a folder containing eleven sel,!•t- ed postcard views printed from negatives. Alr. Lewis' s -Salty is outdoor photography, and I. any years his pictures have bee? will call Mrs. Homer Williams came up from dred different subjects td • •lect from. Bell Tower Friday where she is teach- ° 'mg and sPent Sunday vrith home BO'l'II BANKS PIRWI'EROUS , folks. • The last call statement i , sued NOV: .10e Hoffman went to Baker with 17th showed both Ekalakit banks do- cattle last week which he shipped ing a good business. The Ekalaka lo Chicago. State shows an increase of $27, , 115.03, F. C. Horseman, rt , presentative of The total business of the former I . and . the First National $15,726.6:3. was NOTIt s 1;4 1 O A R P E A H N O N L LI E A i L t s MEETING tlic I3attery Service depart ,$.290,031.85, while the latter's business ment, from Minnespotis wss here ves was $86 950.01. The First National home, for the first time in ten years. terday, com i ng over to arrange witl was only 'opened for s business * July Of THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK The boyhood home of Air. Bush is Mr. Iverson for the establishment of ' 14, HMI, and are making a good EKALAKA, Ekalaka, Montana. near the old , Daniel Boone fort. the 'a Willard station al Ekapika. Mr. sliwoing. This shows there is 'dent: - l'he Regular Annual meeting of the ruins of which are still in evidence..11orseman informed us lakt evening ,of business for both banks in Eka- : ivilders of The First National Mr. Bush win return in March and : that the Ekalaka stsition was their , laka, and before spring they will be of Ekalaka will be held at ita, he ought not to return alone, for it first attempt to operate :n a town asked to extend themselves to their ;13 Inking' house at Elcalaka, Montana, is not good that the man should be ; not located on a raileoall in any part utmost to - keep what, stock there is i c t 7: , t i l u e r stl o a f y 2 , :8 J o an p u . a m ry . 13th, 1920, at alone. 'of the United State. lin,the country alive. 48-7 ing in the leading illustrat and nragazines. If you laka drop him a card and I and show samples—more ' , ;iii a I Elgin for the past 10 years and their nany friendasWia'regret to see them \-;s r.esive. Dr. B. B. Sandy is visiting rela- •'i•'\ tives in Iowa at present. The doctor thipped back a carload of horses and winter them there. Will IIight and family moved to Belle Fourche last week. Mr. Hight 'will run the truck from Belle Fourche to Capitol for B. B. Gross at Bell rower. From Capitol to Bell Tower teams will be used to do the freight- 5ng. s Chas. Hubbard, Geo. Hobbs, Roscoe Armstrong, John Gross and Johnnie Gross, went to Baker Monday. They will bring back grain for their stock.

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