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// , t c±1 VOLUME XII. CARTER COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 2, 1920. PRIVATE MILLS PAY BEST PRICES South Dakota is not rushing into the state owned mill and elevator business since Don Livingston, di- rector of the South Datcota depart - meat of markets has denwristrated that the private owned flour mills of his state pay the farmers higher prices for their grain than the state owned mill of North Dakota. The South Dakota Leader, a Non- partisan League publication, pub- lished the prices being paid farmers of North Dakota for their wheat on November 17, boasting that the North Dakota farmers were' better off than those of South Dakota because of the prices paid by the state operated mill and elevate' r association. Here are the figures presented by the Townley papers in South Dakota: Subclass Dark Northern Spring— No. 1-58 lb. test $2.93 No. 2-57 lb. test $2.88 No. 3-65-56 lb test $2.83 No. 4-54 lb. test $2.73 No. 5-63 lb. test- $2.73 Subclass Northern Spring— No. 1-68 lb.. test $2.83 No. 2-57 lb. test $2.78 No. 3-55-56 lb. teat $2.73 No. 4-54 lb. test $2.63 No. 4-53 lb. test $2.63 So Mr. Livingston called up the Stokes mill at Watertown, because it is one of the oldest establishments in the state, having been owned and operated by private parties for 35 years. Here are the prices paid by the private millers on the same day: Dark Northern Spring - 60 lb. test $3.10 59 lb. test $3.05 58 lb. test $3.00 57 lb. test $2.95 56 lb. test $2.90 55 lb. test $2.86 54 lb. teat $2.80 53 lb. test $2.75 62 lb. test $2.70 61 lb. test $2.65 60 lb. test $2.60 49 lb. test $2:66 Northern Spring - 5 to 10 cents per bushel lower. Mr. Livjngston then pointed out to the Townley paper that while his state was not \blessed nor burdened\ with a state owned mill and elevator, so far as he has been able to learn South Dakota private millers are ac- tually paying a higher price fol.. the wheat than the state owned mill at Make, N. D. or any other state mill and elevator. The big boast made by the Non- partisan papers that farmers receive more for their wheat and pay less for their flour in North Dakota is con- siderably mussed up by the exposures of the chief of the South Dakota mar- ket department. WEATHER REPORT. The following report is taken from the local U. S. weather bureau, Wm. Freese, observer: Date Max. Min. Dec. 1 3 -8 Dec. 2 7 -23 Dec. 3 32 -6 Dec. 4 28 9 Dec. 6 25 6 Dec. 6 20 1 Dec. 7 20 -2 Dec. 8 • -2 -22 Dec. 9 -10 -26 Dec. 10 -5 -24 Dec. 11 -7 -12 Dec. 12 -8 -24 Dec. 13 6 -15 Dec. 14 18 -3 Dec. 16 29 3 Dec. 16 35 20 Dec. 17 41 32 Dec. 18 45 32 Dec. 19 46 32 Dec. 20 46 21 Dec. 21 44' 36 Dec. 22 47 31 Dec. 23 47 33 Dec. 24 60 28 Dec. 25 45 33 Dec. 26 38 23 Dec. 27 38 33 Dec. 28 42 28 Dec. 29 46 30 Dec. 30 46 30 Dec. 31 32 2 (-) denotes below zero. Lieut.-Governor W. W. McDowell has announced his candidacy for the office of Govirnor on the democratic ticket. POOL ROOMS GET JOLT All pool and .billiard tables got a jolt this week—as did all the proprie- tors when the county attorney's office Bak out notices calling atten- tion to thal part Of the law that says pool halls must close at 12 o'clock each night and remain closed until 7 the next morning. This will mean the tables must be covered and not used during those hours. Also the tables must \rest\ on Sundays. We don't mind the night closing, but gosh old heck! we hate to see the Sunday sport knocked cold thisaway. Sun- day is about the only day some fel- lows get to \sport\ around, the other six being work, work, work. At that we guess there .is such a thing as getting used to most anything these days. UP IN THE AIR. A leading newspaper of St. Louis, and a publication of national repute, is right when it says that the ' coun- try is seething with discontent; our whole system of government is under attack by a rapidly growing army of extreme radicals; business is on a speculative basis with all that it means in respect to the cost of living. There is neither political stability nor economic stability nor industrial sta- bility 13 months after hostilities came to an end. The republican leadership of this congress is hopelessly reactionary, but congress, regarless of its leader- ship, can usually function when it wishes to function. The republicans have adopted a settled policy to do nothing that can be avoided until af- ter the 1920 elections. The worse conditions become the better they like it, in the belief the country would be sure to turn to them for relief from the predicament which they have e- volved. It is the old expedient of the quack doctor who first threw the pa- tient into fits and then tried to cure the fits. In spite of the president's pressing recommendations, there is little to expect from this session of congress in the way of reconstruction unless the republicans change their minds and develop a new purpose. They - are on a partisan spree, and do not intend to sober up if they can help it until after the new president has been elected. Conditions favor their plans of obstruction, because on many of the questions that must be settled there is no well-defined cleavage of public sentiment. Opinion is ill in- formed and confused. There is a general feeling that something must be done, and such a situation means a field day for professional politicians who like to play with issues but hesi- tate to commit themselves until they know which side the votes are on. The American people will get noth- ing out of this congress that they do not force from it. it will play fast and loose with reconstruction as the senate played fast and loose with the treaty of peace, as it is driven for- ward bY an insistent public senti- ment. The president cannot legislate; he can only recommend, and his rec- ommendations are at the mercy of men who are more concerned about beating him than they are about the general welfare. It is not a pleasant situation for any country to face at this time, but the American people themselves are responsible. They insisted on having a divided government; they voted to ien have a cong that would antagon- ize the pr ident and ignore his re- constructl on program. They have it, and all the troubles that come to them in consequence of it are of their own making.—American. Paul McLean was in town Saturday from his ranch. He is moving all his stock to Lebanon, S. D., for the balance of the winter. HAY FOR SALE. About 30 tons or three carloads of good prairie hay, baled and ready for immediate shipment at $24.60 per ton on cars at Wolsey, S. D. Buyer to station cars either at Northwestern or Milwaukee tracks at Wolsey 'and deposit money for hay.—C. G. „Elliot, Wolsey . , S. D. it CHURCH SERVICES. Sundy school t 10:00 a. m. , Preaching serviees at 11:00 a t Subject: \What Jesus Saw\. text, Matt. 26:38. Communion services to follow. Christian Endeavor at 7:00. Topic: \I believe in God\. Leader, Miss Geneva Pickard. Song service at 8:00 p. m. Con- ducted by Mr. Carl Aldrich. ME LOCAL NEWS OF' THE PAST WEEK. Henry Newbary was in tourti this week from his ranch. C. H. Emerson was in town on Monday from his ranch. Ed. Primmer was in Baker Wedne day after a load of winter feed. Chas. Atkinson was in town Tues- day from his ranch out east of Ekala- ka. IF you want ground -feed or shelled corn go to the Grant -Albert Milling Co. it. \Chunky\ Kimball was in town the fore part of the week from Powder river. Roy Kopp was in town on Monday from his ranch near the Chalk Buttes postoffice. Carl Ostlund came in from his farm Tuesday and statred for Baker after a load . of feed. The Christian Science society meets every Sunday at 2:30 at the Church. All are cordially invited. Mrs. DeLoss Hall left last Friday to attend the state meeting of the county superintendents at Bozeman. C. L. Proctor this week closed up his jewelry store in Ekalaka and is leaving for Minneapolis to make his future home. Glen Clark has invested in a new truck, the initial trip being made on Tuesday when he came in with a load of freight and feed. Miss Angeline Carey returned to her school east of Baker on Sunday, after spending Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. Martin F. Carey. The fore part of the week found a crew of from six to ten carpenters at work on the new residence for H. G. Albert in the Shaw addittion. THIRTY tons of hay arrived Mon- day and was unloaded at the feed yard. To be sold by the bale or ton and right the right price.—W. P. Fiske. it Harry Olsen returned from Baker la 1 / 4 st evening. His load of shingles is taking 'a rest out on the -Baker road until \Guggen\ gets a new axle for his wagon. V. E. Davis and Henry Iverson re- turned Tuesday evening from Willard where they went to bring in one of Mr. Davis's trucks that has been win- tering down there. V. E. Davis has rented the office room vacated by C. L. Proctor. Mr. Iverson of the Auto -Electric will use the place as I location for the Willard Battery Service station. Theo Olsen is busy again plaster- ing at the court house. Hallie Camp- bell is .captain of the \mud -mixing\ squad and is some mixer—we saw him working Wednesday. A north wind rather changed the temperature Tuesday evening and a short spell of summer came to a very sudden end. Nobody smiled to be sure, unless it was the coal man. H. B. Albert and Frank Ernest on Monday evening \rode the goat\ into the Masonic lodge, taking the E. A. degree. 'Harold Patton of near the Mill Iron took the F.C. degree the same evening FOR SALE.—My residence proper- ty located on Main street and also a good acre lot on Morman street. Ex- cellent location. Residence has four rooms, well constructed and warin. Price right if taken soon.—Al Olsen. Ekalaka. tf Bloomfield (Neb.) Journvl —On Dec. 5th, little Pearle Alberta, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Kortum was taken to the eternal home by the great friend of children, the Lord Jesus. The blossom which withered here upon the stalk has been trans- planted there to a place of endurance and will gladden those eyes that now weep out of the agony of an affection that has been sorely wounded. Little Pearle Alberta was born March 26, 1919 at the Camp Crook, S. D. hospi- tal. She died of pneumonia on 'Hie date given above. her body was shipped from St. Paul to Bloomfield to be buried by the Hide of relatives. The funeral services for the little girl were held December 9th, at the home of August Kortum, a brother of Her- man Kortum, thither Of the child and were conducted by Rev. A. Speicker- manh. The body was laid to rest in the Bloomfield cemetery. .11.411,S by the bale or ton.—Fiske. Temple Bailey was in town Tues- day from his ranch near the Chalk Buttes. DON'T look any farther than Bill Fiske's feed barn if you want baled hay and grain. He's got lots of it here and more on the road. it The Carter County Abstract & Ti- tle Co. is now - prepared to give effi- cient and prompt service. Office locat- ed in the Tracy building, T. E. Nel- stead, Secretary. The Menance newspaper office at Aurora. Mo., was destroyed by fire re- cently. Its surmised that the \hot - stuff\ printed in the paper caused spontaneous combustion. Miss Mable Damon who has, been working for the Carter County Ab- stract Co., leaves Monday for her home in Baker, having severe her connection with the firm. A number of the younger set gave a dancing party at the \Play House Saturday evening in honor of Miss Anna Mumedy. Those who attended had a most enjoyable time. Mark Neis was in town for the big dance last week. Mark just recently returned from the navy. He sailed around most of the time on the Amer- ica, formerly the Yaterland. Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Elliot enter- tained at a 5 o'clock New Years din- ner, covers being placed for fourteen. detorations were red and white, and the evening was spent in singing and dancing. James Keith, formerly of Chalk Buttes who has been in the hospital at Omaha for several weeks past with typhoid fever, writes that he is recovering and expects to be out in a few weeks. A bunch of local live wires visited the shop yesterday while we were in Aose quarters with old_man!\Laber and serenaded us with a selection by the fife and drum corps. The boys were ushering in the new year. At the regular melting. of the fire department Tuesday evening, the pre- siding officer appointed a cothmittee to arrange for the next semi-annual firemen's entertainment. • We under- stand a minstrel show will be given, followed by jx big dance and that the net is now spread.to gather in all the local talent possible. That -the event on February 22nd will be \some pep\ goes without saying. While it may have_a peared on the surface that the Ekaiha hospital proposition has been a ead issue of late, we are informed t at this prop- osition is very much live. It ap- pears now that the ladies f . Ekalaka are going to start somet and from our experience in the past we know that when this bunch starts it is sure to be successful: Here's hop- ing the Eagle's suggestion of a hos- pital for Ekalaka will materialize. Another Carter County who has seen lots of service in the army re- turned yesterday, when Chester Sum- mers of Sykes again stepped out on his old stamping ground. Chester has been in Siberia niost of the' time since his enlistment, fighting bolsYte- viks and every other kind of a \vick\ with whiskers that have been raising rows all over in Russia. -That he is glad to he back home goes without saying. He did not tarry long in Eka- laka, being mighty anxious to get out home to see his parents. Rev. W. S. Bowden, who is at pre- sent located at Plevna, came down to Ekalaka Tuesday evening and imme- diately set out on 'foot for his place on the Box Elder, 23 miles distant. Ile went down after his auto which has been snowbound near Sykes since October. We understand that he sold the machine and walked back. Old styles of locomotion seem to be com- ing back into favor this winter. A few who have paid to ride, say they have walked nearly all the way, be- sides working their passage. \Uncle\ John Almbaugh, one of the real old timers of this section who for the 'past year has been living with Fred King and family in Miles City, passed away the fore part of this week and the funeral services were held in Allies City on Tuesday. Mr. A bnbaugh made his home in this sec - 'lion for a great number of years arid had a host of aequaintances. At one time, in partnership with Tom Sigler he conducted a small confectionery store in Ekalaka and was the owner of the Stitser building on upper Main street. „ LETTER FROM R. C. CHARTERS Mr. and Mrs. .L Rodgers, formerly of this section, but now at Yakima, Wash, recently received a letter from R. C. Charters also formerly of this place. They sent the letter to Wm. Sweeney and he favored this office with it, that we might publish the same, which will be of interest to all those who knew Mr. Charters so well. The letter follows: \Yours received some days ago, al- so the \Bhd\. I was glad to get the paper as it was like getting a letter from home and it makes me home- sick to see the oldiziends. but when I think of the -40 belowzero—. For the last ten days we have been living in Montana ,20 below with 3 1 / 2 feet of snow and the wind in the east. Wood is short, no coal - at present or any prospects of getting some soon. This makes life uncertain, but it is raining a little tonight and we may get rid of some of the snow—or get some more. - Have my new barn up and filled with hay. It is not all completed yet but have all the stuck alive and enclosed. There has been conisderable' li\ , estock loss. here, but hope we hay/ seen the worst of it. The Misses was in Portland for two weeks with the baby and she gained in strength. She looks better and is improving at home. The boy is in Portland going to a mechanical school and the girls are teaching, Mabel is home for the holidays and Ruth will be here Christmas. There has been a great many frozen vegetables here. Write me all about the storm. Very truly yours, R. C. Charters,. Bingen, Washington. . e\. ••••••••• • IT IS THE HUMOR WE LIKE. Of course this article does not ap- ply to Ekalaka, but it would to most any other place: Consda the editor. He weareth fins liken. Mg abosis.4 the' ininido - tia of the' rich. His wife has her limousine and her first-born sporteth a racing car that can hit her up in 40 flat. Lo! All the people breaketh their necks to hand him money. A child is born unto the wife of a merchant in the bazaar. The physician getteth 10 golden plunks. The editor writeth $1\ stick and a half an telleth, the multitude that the child tippeth the beam at nine pounds. Yea, he lieth, even as a centurion. And the proud fathezigiveth him a cromo. Behold, the young one groweth up and grfiduateth. And the editor put- teth into his paper a swell notice. Yea, a peach of a notice. He telleth of the wisdom of the young woman and, of her exceeding comliness. Like unto the roties of Sharon is she and her gown is played up to beat the band. And the dressmaker getteth two score and four iron men. And the editor gets a note of thanks from S. G. G. The daughter goeth on a journey. And the editor throweth himself on the story of the farewell party. It runneth a column solid. And the fair one remembereth him from afar with a picture postal card that costeth six for a jitney. Behold! She returneth and the youth of the city fall down and wor- ship. She picketh one and she pick- eth a lemon. But the editor calleth him one of the most promising young men and getteth away with it. And they send unto him a bid to the wed - ling feast and behold the bids are fashioned by Montgomery Hawbeck .n a far city. Flowery and long is the wedding notice which the editor printeth. The minister.getteth 10 bones. The groom standeth the editor off for a twelve month subscription. All flesh is grass and in time the wife is gathered unto the soil. Ile minister getteth his bit. The editor printeth a death notice two columns of obituary, three lodge notices, a cu- bit of poetry and a card of thanks. And he forgeteth to read proof on the head and the darned thing coin - meth out: \Gone to Her Last Roast- ng Place.\ And all that are akin to the de- ceased jumpeth onto the editor with exceeding great jumps. And they pulleth out their ads and, canceleth their subscriptjqns and thefi swing the hammer unto The third and fourth generations. Canat thou beat it? FOR SALE.--Three•hundred ton of hay. Also 100 ton of good alfalfa. —R. II. Talkington, Baker. 52-3 Have you fire insurance? If not, connect up with the Aetna Insurance Co. today. 0. A. Dahl, local agent. LEGION WILL QRGAN1ZE HERE Local veterans of the late war have been gathering data and other information during the past few days, preparatory to organizing the Carter County Chapter of the American Le r _ gion. Early in the winter this matte\ was talked over, but was laid aside at that time awaiting a more favorable period for discussion. Those now in- terested and taking the , preliminary steps state that all of the returned veterans with whom they have talked are strong fOr the new organization. Within a shore time we hope to pub- lish the announcement that the Carter County Chapter has been organized and furnish such other information as may interest those who are , eligi- ble to become members. MILLER LEAVES. J. H. Schults, the Miller, who has had charge of the local flour mill for the past six months left this morning having completed the job of turning into flour all the available wheat left in this section. There is at present some 15,000 lbs. of \Ekalaka Maid\ flour stored in the stock room at the mil1. ground from - Carter County wheat.- The Grant -Albert Milling Co. has turned out an eliient brand of fl,our and the housewives say it com- pares favorably with the best brands Obtainable. When the roads were all blockaded by the deep stiows a short time ago, the local mill saved the day ai far as bread was concerned. • The rush was so great that men were ta- king the flour away on their should- ers as fast as it was made. Mr. H. G. Albert Still maintains his wokring clothes and Is keeping the mill in operation sitading feed for the stocka) PRAIRIE DALE NEWS.. The Prairie Dale /led Cross will meet with Mrs. Abbie Winchell on New Year's day. There being no work to do the Auxiliary decided to celebrate New Year's day in this way. Everyone is cordially invited to come.. Miss Laura Vorhees is spendint the holiday vacation with her friend A110 0 Ruth .Straiit Francis Hiscock is home from Ba- ker this week where she•is attending high school. Anton Paulson was a guest at the A. F. Strain home Christmas. Word received from the A. L. Rice family, formerly of this neighborhood but now residing tlt Portland, Oregon is that the snow is so deep all street car traffic was stopped and Al was hard at work shoveling snow, some- thing he never expected to have to do. Miss Elizabeth Hurst is with •home folks during the Christmas holidays. Ray Reese and wife came out from Ekalaka and spent Christmas at the home of Mrs. Reese's father, James Hurst. Ruth Strain came home from Eka- laka where she is attending school, to spend the holiday vacation. Mrs. M. C. Washburn commenced school at the Prairie Dale school house last week, filling the vacancy caused by Mrs. Frank Nies' resignation. Mrs. Cecil Strain and little daugh- ter came out from Ekalaka Sunday and visited at the home of A.F. Strain and flintily. A. D. Strain brought them out in his car, which was the first car out this way from town since the heavy snow in October. Al Harris came out from town to spend Christmas. He has been help- ing put up ice in Ekalaka. Ralph Burns was over from Baker on Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Speiser were in town Tuesday from their ranch. ALL uncalled for repair work left at Proctor's jewelry store can be had at the Ekalaka State Bank. FOR SALE—Kitchen cabinet, looks like new and . can be seen at Hardy's furniture store.—R. A. Reid. 14) . L. F. Bruggeman was over from Baker Wednesday working on the light plant at the court house. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Brant went to Baker on MorMay to spend a few i'ays visiting ,friends and relatives. Paul Steiner and Attorney L. L. iVliceler were business visitors to .. 91e city of Baker the first of the week, 4