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4 v • VOLUME XI. 4FALAICA, CARTER COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1919. NUAIBEIt 49 POLMCAL BEE IS BUZZING Although the primary elections are a long way off—April—there are quite a few conjectures as to the pos- sible candidates for the different offi- ces. The political bee is already buz- zing in the bonnets of -a few aspir- ants, and some of the would-be office holders and their backers are button- holing every man that comes to town. Several candidates are said to be laying their ropes to catch the un- wary,:but in due time the Eagle will let you know wlio is which in the next campaign. With the primary election so early it is going to be hard to get around the county on account of the bad rads, and therefore news- paper, epee° and •the mails will no doubt be resorted to in a great ex: tent by the office seekers. READ OUR EKALAKA STORY : Dr. Sherrill says we ought to tell the people about the good things we have on our inside pages. We think most of our readers do not have to be told;.they know there are good things on every page of the Eagle. But this week we wish to call attention t,,o the \Romance of Ekalaka\ on page 3. It is from the pen of J. F. Levris, • of Ekalaka, and the story is illus- trated from photographs by the au- thor. You will find the article in- teresting and worth reading. Mr. Guyor vrrites from Miles City that the statue of Ekalaka is about completed, but on account of the inclemency of the weather it has been decided to postpone the unveiling un- til some time nerit spring. THE NEW MANAGERS • In taking over Itrintriagement of the Play House it is our desire to place pictures before the eyes of the Eli:slake public which will cause a feeling of satisfaction and returns for price of admission. Mindful of the fact that operating a moving picture theater 42 miles from the railroad is somewhat a tough proposition during the winter months, we earnestly request that you allow us your co-operation that we may do our share in overcoming the discouragement& and unrest which is now in evidence in view of the pres- ent trying times. Let's not allow our little theater to close its doors. You would miss it more perhaps than you thinlc. Kind- ly give us your co-operation and we promise in return to give you the best we possibly can in clean pictures and amusement. Yours very truly, L. M. Elliott, Geo. W. Huss. CHURCH SERVICES Sunday School every Sunday morn- ing at 10.00 A. M. No preaching ser- vices in the morning. Christian En- deavor 7:00 P. AL Topic, \Truths that Jesus Ttught\ Lesider, Mrs. Catherine Smith. Prof. Silloway vrill preach in the evening at 8.00 P. M. Prayer meeting every Thursday ev- ening at 7.45. LOCALS. For Sale --One !saddle, two bridles, one .maddle blanket Inquire at Ram - me House 46-tf. SIDELIGHTS ON THE FEUD ••••••••••••• A few interesting sidelights on the feud among the Republican leaders of this state are furniehed by an ed- itorial in the Western News of Libby: In the midst of the clash of giant forces contending for supremacy in the industrial world, whilst the heart- breaking struggle is going forward to save the political Creations of the earth, whilst this hemisphere is rock- ing under the strain of bloody race ',riots and ferocious battles between eapital and labor, with Lodge and )i3orah and Johnson still trying to talk to death a treaty of international peace that all the rest of he world has accepted as an aidful and necessary document, it is horrifying to find that a new and devastating far has brok- en out here in Montana. Dripping gore daubs the faces of the political moon; great gobs of des- elected innards smear the highways leading up to the republican sepulchre where lie the mutilated remains of King Olaf Langstrum's murdered am- bitions, and whe're the battered crown of the once mighty . Joe Dixon is used as a receptacle for cigar butts and fake mining stock. There have been bloody doings recently in the re- publican royal household. There are evidences on every hand of a fierce scrap. The princes of the party are on a murderous rampage. Several of the big chiefs have donned their war paint and have taken the trails that lead to trouble. Dr. Lanstrum, dour and disappoint- ed, has left the republican reserva- tion and has sworn to sink his toma- hawk into Tom Marlow, republican national committman, and one of the cleanest, cleverest and truest men that hold high place in that party's eouncils. Lanstrum has declared a war of extertnination upon all repub- licans who refuse to attend his snake dances and chant his war songs. He's sworn to at U t cr Marlow's political aealp try ge pole of the Lan - strum tepee or exterminate the whole tribe. Lannstrum is a savage warrior; his operations have never been tem- pered with sentiment; it takes a lot of tribute to tie Doc to the tents of the peaceful. It's a strange case of tousled am- bition, political fan-tods and person- al ingratitude. Every taudry and tin- selled political ornament that dangles from Dr. Lanstrum's belt was a con- tribution from Tom Marlow. For many years Mr. Marlow has been Dr. Lanstrum's most useful and generous friend. In Montana's business life, Mr. Marlow has met with marked suc- cess. No just man will attempt to impeach his integrity. Of a singular- ly unobtrusive personality, he is dy- namic and capable. His fidelity to his friends has never been questoned. Notoriously Dr. Lanstrum has been a beneficiary of Mr. T. A. Marlow's purse and power in Montana. Just why Dr. Lanstrum has de- clared unrelenting warfare against Mr. Marlow is not clear to Montana's large public. This much is known: The feud is furious in many of its present phases. It threatens anni- hilation to some forces that hereto- fore have held high carnival in re- publican councils.. Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Leigh of Sykes were , in town Monday on their way to jCarter, S. D. where they will make their home tills winter. Wanted to Lease --500 head of ewes or leas for a year. For further in- formation inquire Ekalaka State Bank. 44-tp Governor Norbeek of South Dako- ta called the legislatutre of that state in special session this week to act upon the suffrage amendment. Th call was made pursuant to the re- quest of a majority of the members of the legislature who. had pledged themselves to pay thei# own expenses should this special session be called. They might get laws passed free of expense to the taxpayers over in South Dakota but you don't catch Montana legislators doing it. N - OTICE IN THE GOOD OLD SUMMERTIME ••••••••• nut LOCAL NEWS OF THE PAST WEFIL. See us for your X-Mas candies and nuts. Postoffice Store. E.• J. Fleeted was over from his ranch on Horse creek Wednesday. Fred Yates started freighting yes- terday between Ekalaka and Baker. Compare prrces and note the say- ng you can make with us. Olsen's. 49-1c. Ernest Stockton is now the mail carrier between Ekalaka and Camp Crook. For Sale --A lot of new furniture it second hand prices. Inquire at this office. 49tf Dr. Albert Sberill was over from Camp Crook on Tuesday on profes- 3ional business. We carry a complete' line of fine cigars, also special boxes for X-Mas gifts. Postoffice Store. Tom Sigler of Sykes was in town •the fore part of the week on his vay home from the railroad. $22,600 was the days business at the County Treasurer's office Satur- lay, representing tax money. John Primmer returned from Ore- gon this week, where he has been working for several months past. Will Pickens was over from - Horse creek yesterday and says there is plenty of coyote feed in that section. M. A. Pickens came over from the ranch yesterday to see how things were coming along in the county seat. IP It is estimated there were 38,000 ead of cattle and sheep fattened in he Sioux National Forest the past %moon. The county conunissioners were eather slow this week in getting to - ;ether, the weather having delayed ;hem until noon Monday. The Play House is being fixed this week for basket ball this winter. The boys have been practicing out doom until the cold weather interfered. When the frost is on the window and the' kitchen pail is froze; when the little icy needles come with every breath that blows; when the chil- blains make us sick and cold feet give us pain, it's safe to bet we all wish for the summer days again. Fa while we swear around and sweat in trimsy summer clothes; it's an easy thing to cool off, as everybody knows. But it's different in the winter, when the world is full of ice, and the wea- ther is as. hard to beat as a pair of loaded dice. We may talk about our winter and about our spring and fall, but the balmy daye of summer are the days that suit us all. All completed work left at my shop after 80 days will be sold for the charges against it. John Daly, Black- smith. 47-3-p A few trucks are again inopera- tion between here and the railroad, and local freight is moving a little :aster than it has been during the utst few weeks. Leroy Seaton returned from Sioux 7.,ity last Friday where he had gone with a load of cattle, and reports the market glutted and prices are paid accordingly. Miles City man found a gold iugget in the craw of a duck he pur- zhased for Thanksgiving. Possibly there is a lode in that district. It was About the size of a pea. There is talk of prohibiting deer iunting in the Sioux National Forest n this section. It is claimed there .re not over about twenty of these animals remaining in this section, and .n another year they will be almost xtinct. There are any number of freighters now on the road between Ekalaka and Baker. But at that there is a scarcity of all perishable goods. Spuds are worth their weight in gold. The family who has any are among the lucky. COM‘NG BACK TO MONT/Vi e) A. E. Chase and two sons, Scott and Earl, who left last fall for New York State where they intended to locate permanently, have written back that they are thoroughly discourage . d 'and disgusted with the east and are ?oming baek to old Montana in the 'wring. The Chase family have land a few miles south of Webster and will farm this next summer. Montana has its off years once in a long while, but on the whole it is hard to beat and those who leave ex- pecting to find a better place in which to live generally come back as the Chases are doing.—Baker Times. Coal has advanced to $8 a Ektslaka. Remember our fine candy other things. Olsen's. • ton in among 49-1c Fancy box chocolates for \Her\ X-Mas. Postoffice Store.' 49-1c On account of the severe cold wea- ther the work on the new court house has been almost suspended. County Surveyor. Geo. Seheets went Id Miles City this week where he ex- pects to remain for a few weeks.. Call or send a card for your Rex - .11 calendar and weather chart. It's see, and hard to keep house with - aft it.. Olsen's. 49 -le All members of the Red Cross are asked to be present at a meeting held, n the Fire Hall on Monday, Dec. 8, At 8 P. M. Important business, so some. The Cleveland boys have - gone to 3outh Dakota with a bunch of some )00 head of horses. They are driv- ng them through to the reservation ountry where they hope at least a rew of them will be able to scratch ;Ast feed for the winter. The ani- nals belonged to local parties. Frank Voss is carrying the mail betvieen here and Baker until the ?overnment makes other arrange- .nents. Mr. Voss has been making vund trips each day and now has a ;railer connected on his Buick to en- leavor to land a little parcel post At t this end of the line. Horace G. Hardy left Saturday for Rochester and Anoka, Minn' s where he expects to locate the cause of his sickness. Should an operation be- 20Me necessary Mr. Hardy expects .o have this done -at Rochester. Dur- tng his absence, William Mowbray is ,aking care of the furniture store. Leon L. Wheeler, former county at- oreey of Carter county, was in Ba- tt :er 'Wednesday enroute from Mires :ity to his honie in Ekalaka, and stifle here it leaked out that Mr. .Vhreler's friends in the south county sre considering the advisability of mportuning him to become a can- lidate for district judge on the Re- aiblican ticket. • Mr. Wheeler is re- arded by those who know him best ,s a good statutory lawyrer.--Balser Sentinel. A North Dakotan, who was a mem- )er of the Nonpartisan league, stuck n a mud hole with his I,izzie. He lad the slogan of the league, \We'll Stick,\ pasted on the windshield. A ;tranger who was bitterly opposed o the league, happened along, and was summoned for aid. Ile just gave glance at the sign on the wind- thield, and said, \All right, stick,\ And drove on. Will s iam Powell left last week for Rochester, Minn., where he expe.ts to undergo an operation for gaii stones. Frank Voss drove him over to Baker. Mr. Powell was accompanied by his family. Land Commissioner Bob Ridg- way dropped in town the fore part of the week from his ranch. He was seen parading down Main street with a bale of hay, headed for the livery barns. He says that said bale set him back just an even three bones. The local merchants are already loing a good Christmas trade, even though they don't have all their goods in. As one of our merchants remark- ed the other day, \iny 'cash register iounded like a piano player all day.\ It seems as though the dry summer we had can't keep them from buying Xmas presents. One Cross hundred dollars worth of Red Christmas Seals have arrived in Ekalaka. The money realized from the sale of these etamPs goes into the Red Cross tuberculosis fund. S,ee that every Christmas letter and imck- age carries at least _one of these stamps. Stamps are for sale at all of our stores. In speaking of• the prosperous, srowth of the banks of Ekalaka in Jur issue of last week we got our 'wires\ crossed to the extent of .:100,000. The statement made cred- ting the Ekalaka State Bank with a :istal business of $290,0:11.85 should lave read $390,0:11.85. A little chunk tike one hundred ,thousand • dollars doesn't bother us newspaper guys, lut it makes quite a difference to a bank. LAND PRICES HIGH IN TEXAS Arthur Gerriott, one of the young farmers of this neighborhood and well known in this part of the state and who is just now at San Benito, Texas, writes that the °land there sells for $300.00 ; i per acre at the average. A picture accompanying his letter shows a part of that country and many Montana farineis would think twice before buying such land. The country looks like as if it could grow only cactus and sagebrush. Arthur states ' , e thinks more of Montana now than ‘ver before and urges the farmers here to stick to their land as in the right time Montana land vrill be worth nuch more than the average land in Ither states of the Union.—Baker Times. The Phonograph Vol. 3. December 5, 1919. No. 14. Freshmen Mr. Silloway is teaching algebra since the resignation of Miss Clark. Josephine Pangburn spent Thanks- siving at her home on Box Elder and railed to return in time for school Monday and Tuesday. We are very sorry to hear that Orville Speelmon las quit school. Sophomores Prof. Silloway is now teaching seometry. The General Science class has been studying about the fly and mosquito. Seniors Physic Class received their labor- atory manuals Tuesday. Wednesday afte'rnoon the Civics Class was discussing woman suffrage. Laura gave voice that there would e woman suffrage in her home a re intended to rule her family. One f the boys said this was an argu- sent against her getting married. Juniors We are glad to have EsthewrIth us again this week. We are looking forward to having Miss Prest with us again soon. Faculty After our vacation we feel that we sun go to work with more zest than )efoi.e. Miss Clark has found it necessary o resign her position as teacher of he High School. We are very sor- s to see her go but she has our best vishes and we hope she has great i.uccess in her new work. iss M Id red Pangburn visited s.liool -Tuesday afternoon and Wed- .iesday. Tsesday morning the High School adopted a constitution for an organ- : talon klIONV11 as \The Ekalaka High cleN1 Athletic and Literary Associ- stion.\ The following officers were lected Wednesday morning: Bill .4peelmon, l'res., Steve Ilolt, Vice- s', es., Laura Voorlieess, Secretary. The dance given by the manage - :tent of. the Play House Thanksgiving sight was one of the best given this 'all. A good crowd tend good music was one of the features, and they did - '11, start to break for home until af- er 3 A. M. This was the farewell lance of the old management and it ;ure Was a success, as everyono there! rill testify. From all sides come ! vords of praise as to the good time here was had by all present. The minstrel show last Saturday light drew a packed house and many tre said to have gone home, unable to get inside. The boys all did their best and drew applause right along. After the show they had. a dance to which everyone stayed, and it was al- most morning before the crowd dis- persed.- There is talk of putting on another boxing siiow between the school boys some of these evenings, .a hod n u se th . at would also draw a crowded The Lewistown banks, forming the clearing house association, last week formulated a telegram to Regional Director of Railroads R. H. SVisliton of Chicago, letting forth that serious loss of cattle and sheep is now going on in Fergus County through inability 'to sectire hay; that 168 cars of hay enroute to that division of the Mil- waukee are being delayed beyond any reasonable need and it is urged thst n th ea is vi h e a r y kk be a se ba i , stened in order to save AMERICAN LEGION'S EW QU A RTERS The newly formed Fallon Pest ..o. ; 5 of the American Legion havc se - ...sired excellent quarters and in fsw 'ays expect to have the samc lixcd t p in grand style. The l'ost has rented the root s , in the Pearce building over the room fJrnierly occupied by the Fars.ers . tore. Several rooms compris.• the e.uite and the ex -service men wil: havs a line place to meet as soon thc Ramis are placed in order. The new quarters will be ded. rs.e sext Thursday evening, Decembc .1th, st 8 o'clock with a smoker, and overy tx-service man, whether or not a member, is insited to be presen's '111'2 PO:it is anxious to get as mr• nevi members as possible anti eN .sl- dier, sailor or marine who as nut made application is urged is jcin. ',lie organization is becomin • .s.r0ng one throughout . the count.% and is hound to prove a beneficial one to the nembers.—Baker Times. CONDMONS FOR REINSTATEMENT Treasury Department, Bureau of War Risk Insurance. A series of decisions issued by the diiector of the Bureau of Whir Risk Insurance with the approval of the Secretary of the Treasury provides more liberal conditions for reinstate- ment of lipsed or canceled insurance. The provisions of Treasury Deci- sion No. 47, allovring eighteen months from the date of discharge for rein- statement upon payment of only.two months' premiums on the amount of insurance to be reinstated, are re- tained. That decision is liberalized, however, by a new provision that men slit of the service are• permitted to rainstate by merely paying the two months' premiums without making a statement as to health at any time v;ithin three calendar months follow- ing the month of discharge. After the three months following t'se date of discharge have elapsed, a s!atement from the applicant to the egect that he is in as good health as the date of discharge or at the ex- piration of the grace period, which- e - .•er is the later date, will be .required tzgether with a written application for reinstatement and the tender of two months' premiums on the amount insurance he wishes to reinstate. In order to give all forrner service i an whose insurance has lapsed or scen canceled, a fair chance to rein- 3.ate their insurance, including men w:io have been out of the 'service e:ghteen months or more, and who a a therefore barred from reinstate- ?. ant under the former ruling, a spe- . .t1 blanket ruling is made which al- ums all ex -service men to reinstate air insurance before December 81, i: 19, provided that each applicant is, r. as goat health .aa tug:. of dit'' 3.arge or at expirationlsi,the grace iy:riod, whichever is the later date, asd so states in his application. Of cc arse it is necessary that he tender two months' premiums on the assaunt of insurance he wishes to re- in ;tate. Service men who reinstated their ii.. - ,urance by payment of all back .: - . , miums prior to July 25, 1919, - x'aen the decision requiring payment 0: only two months' premiums vrent effect upon written application o the bureau may have any prem- urns paid in excess of two applied ..c.ward the payment of future prem- 'iris. For example, if after a policy had lapsed for six months, a man re- m.etated and paid six months' prem- u:•.ts instead of two, he may secure celit for four months' premiums. The provisions for reinstatement e.) not protect a man until he actual- ly reinstates. If he waits he may not in as good health as he was at the .e of discharge and consequently _lay not be able to secure reinstate- ment. Don't put off reinstatement. Do t now! The first formal step ',us ard Amer- ican schedule in the Olynipic games At Antwerp in August. 1920, have ?Fen taken when the American Olym- lir committee conferred in regard to .sitering teams in the seventh Olym- Prior to the conference the sonimittee and representatives of the leading sport. governing bodies of the country will meet Colonel Osterreitie the director general, at which p!an. Iror the games will be outlined. SUGAR SHORTAGE . WITHOUT REASON Asserting that there wass no real stason why a sugar shortage should exist, Arthur Williams, federal food administrator, declared ha was going to investigate reports of shortages and learn the cause of them. His re- ports showed that the refineries vrere turning out more thag enough to sup- ply the nornial demand. Any attempt 'o hoard sugar in the expectationsof ,setting a higher$rice after the first et' the year will be futile, he said, be- cause the government will control the price for another year. He advised hoarders of sugar to get rid of it spickly, \for if we find it we will get it out of their cellars within 24 hours.\ Lejsal blanks, carbon papers, man- uscript covers, typewriter papers and typewriter ribbons can be purchased at thie office. • tf _ _ MATHEWS ON SUPREME BENCH District Judge John A. Matthews f Townsend has been appointed to the supreme bench by%Governor Stewart, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation or Dlr. Justice Ow. Y. Patten of Bozeman. Judge 7. Erickson of Kalispell, whose appoint- ment to this s_ltine seat Wt1-1 announced ionie time since, has informed the :overtior that he cannot accept. H. Goc.dman, a Townsend attorney,- Vf:.; elevated to the district bench hy 1,. e-crnor, to succes3 Judge Mat- thews. - Ahern and hie son were up' f Chalk Buttes yesterday and l'opped in to say hello. 't+ ae