The Ekalaka Eagle and Beaver Valley Press (Ekalaka, Mont.) 1920-1922, July 02, 1920, Image 7

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Friday, July 2nd, 1920. HICALAHA EAGLE aid BRAVER VALLEY PRESS k - -44 Pm* Nova. a 7 4 • illseereasressormarsmeamororsamearoromwrar.. Local and Otherwise The Local Happenings Gathered in by Our Reporter 10•1•411111401111114111•41411104111I•411•4=1* Meet me at the Tea Cup Den. GIRLS WANTED to work at the Ramme House. tf J. W. Hisscock was in from his ranch yesterday. FURNISHED rooms to rent. Apply to Mrs. E. Yodel). 5t1 Take that hail insurance out now— First National Bank. Mrs. Anna North of Medicine Rocks visited Ekalaka Tuesday. Harry Labreck, south of town, was a business visitor here Monday. A. B. Albert left Wednesday of this wek on a business trip to Piniele. Have you registered for the primary election? July 9th is the last day. 4 Ora Sleeth is here from Missouri visiting _his mother, Mrs. Bessie Sleeth. A. Mumedy started the plastering of the Newstrom residen6e Tuesday of this week. J. W. Butler of the Chalk Buttes country wee in the city the latter part of the week. Miss Gladys Fowler of Sykes visit- ed Saturday and Sunday with her sis- ter, Miss Esther. Hail insurance—Rate, 9 per cent cash 10 per cent on note—First Na- tional Bank. H. L. Elery was in town yesterday He has been down in the Black Hills for the past six months. Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Laird of Climax, were in Ekalaka Saturday and went out to see the oil derrick. C. E. Bisher, former postmaster at Mill Iron, was transacting business at the county seat yesterday. M. A. Pickens underwent an opera- tion for appendicitis at the Camp Crook hospital a few day ago. - Miss Eleanor Washburn was in town Saturday. She has just finished the spring term at tht-Arpan school. Mrs. Maud Pendleton and James Jennings from the Long Pine hills were trading in Ekalaka Saturday. Hail insurance, safest company in the U. S. Nine per cent cash, 10 per cent on note.—First National Bank. Lloyd Owen and Miss Alice Smith were over from Baker on Sunday, the guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Brant. John W. Dawson, deputy state ex- aminer, looked over the city's books this week, reporting things in fine con- dition. ....WANTED—Dressmaking. Child- ren'sgarments a specialty.—Mrs. A. F. Strain at the old Yokley resi- dence. 6-18-3p Dale Campbell left Thursday morn- ing for Oregon, where he will work in a saw mill managed by Charles Berry. Joe Carey, who has been visiting his brother Pat of Chalk Buttes, re- turned this week to his home in Gor- ham, S. D. If you want to vote at the primary election in August you must see that your name is on the registration list before July 9. Jess Downs who has been sojourn- ing at Royal, Neb., came in by way of Belle Fourche Monday and will stay with us a while. FOR SALE—Full section relin- quishment. Good land and grass and water. Moderate price. Address Ea- gle, Ekalaka, Mont. tf FOR SALE -1 1 / 2 h. p. gasoline en- gine, 1 / 2 h. p. gasoline engine, roll top desk, Oliver No. 9 typewriter, heater. Inquire at this office. Rev. J. E. Reynolds accompanied by his son and daughter passed through town Wednesday evening enroute to ttheir homestead on Coal creek. The R. C. Charters store is a busy place this week getting through with the semi-annual invoice. They expect to complete the job about July 1. A septic tank for the court house was brought in from Baker Sunday by Mr. Griffin of Chalk Buttes. It made a good sized load for four horrses. George Gutch and Hughie McCon- nell were here from Baker on Sunday to take in the wild west show and for a drive through the Ekalaka oil fields. Misses Nellie Wash and Flora Hor- ner came over from Camp Crook Wed- nesday and visited until the following day with friends and relatives in Eka- lake. Albert Thompson arrived n Mon- day from Aberdeen, Wash., f r a visit with relatives here. The oung fel- low is a brother of Mrs. William Walker. Mr. and Mrs. Anton Bertic of Mill Iron and Mrs. Bertic's sister, Miss Anna Muhmel of Scotland, S. D., were taking in the sights of Ekalaka and scenery this v#0ek. The family of D. G. Kron have moved down to their homestead south- west of Ridgway. Mr. Kron put in a crop on W. H. Peck's farm this sea RCM . Miss Romaine Russell who has been attending school at Pierre, S. D., is in town this week. She is the young- est daughter of D. H. and Ekalaka Russe'l. All change of copy for ads in this paper must be in the office not later than Wednesday noon of each week to insure publication in the issue of that week. G. L. Webster and Warren Brewer and daughter who live near Belle Tbwer were in town Tuesday. They report everything looking fine down their way. The electric piano which formerly made music at the Corner has been purchased. by Thomas tiros. of Baker for their pool hall. John Cozad took it to Baker Monday. Miss Margaret Mohr went to Bak- er Monday and with Janet Price, Francis Hiscock and Neta Acartin of Miles City will go to the Hie.cock home near Ekalaka to spend a week.—Plev- na Herald. Fred Dworshak was in Baker Sat- \irday autoing over there to meet his brother Joe who will make him a vis- it. Mr. Dworshak is from Sheldon, N. D., where he is engaged in the hardware business. Ira Sherwin this week purchased the Wm. Walker residence in the south part of town and will take pos- session as soon as the Walker family can vacate. The deal was made by the J. W. Grant company. Charles Laprath and Dan Heffernen were in from the Box Elder country Wednesday and report that the rain out in their neighborhood on Friday of last week did more damage than he hail storm did. Jack Pickard started butchering - Montana cattle and hogs Wednesday. We are expecting something better now in the meat line. It is hard to beat Montana home-grown beef when it is at it's best like it i€Oust now. Mrs. Gene Nevenx of Raker attend- ed the Legion dance Friday night and remained over Sunday to see broncho riding at the fairgrounds. She had never witnessed performances of this kind 'and thought it viaesome sheen: - John Wilcox was promised a load of new mown hay last Saturday for the feed barn, but it has not made it's appearance yet. He thinks the big rains are to blame for the delay. Hard to make hay when the sun don't shine. Warren Brewer was in town Wed- nesday being enroute to his home on Tie Creek after a visit in Baker. Mr. Brewer says the stock and range con- ditions are fine down in his country and that they have received plenty of rain. Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Von Nita and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence /Turns of the Service garage, Baker, took in - the show at the fairgrounds Sunday. They came by the way of Mill Iron and vis- ited the Ekalaka oil fields on their way home. Mrs. 0. C. Pleated and Mrs. Gene Fullerton came into town Saturday from their home at Pinieleond went on through to the home of Mrs. Ful- lerton's parents, the Abernathy's, near Medicine Rocks where Mrs. Ful- lerton will make a visit. Frank Voss left Saturday morning for Crook to bring Mrs. Voss and the inew boy home. Mrs. Thos. Connolly and son Bill went with him for a visit with Mrs. Connolly's sister, who is in the hospital in that place. They re- turned home the same evening. The fountain for the Tea Cup Den arrived in Ekalaka tIonday evening. It was broken into pieces some of which were the size of your hand. The top plate was in good shape but that was the limit. Mr. Dahlberg has been having some time with that foun- tain. S. J. Maronic of Helena was in the (•ity the fore part of the week visiting with his friend, H. B. Albert. These two gentlemen were rookies together nd had a fine visit. Mr. Maronic is a traveling salesman and left Wed- nesday morning for nis work on the road. W. Tubbs, with his wife and son, of Earl, S. D., are here for a short visit with Mr. Tubbs' brother, Albin Tubbs. This is Mr. Tubbs' second visit to Ek- alaka. He was here once 23 years ago and was making inquiries Mon - lay about Tom Proper and Bob Char- ters, and others who have long since gone to other pastures. Glen Westfall took a day off Friday from his duties on the Charters truck and visited over Saturday with his parents near Mill Iron. He and his fl - other came over Sunday with two /1114 accompanied by his mother and aunt, Mrs. B. II. Nathrop of Texar- ?ana, Texas, and grandmother, Mrs. '). If. Thomas 9f Birnawood, Wis., who took in the ild West stunt at the fairgrounds Sunday. The latter nam- d returned to their home Monday with Mr. Westfall'a brother. FOR RENT—Two linif sections fenced separately. 200 acres broken land. 3 good wells, new six room Iningnlo, garage, coal shed, granary, chicken house, material for se good cow -shed. 320 acres excellent winter paisture. Ample open range for sheep or - cattle. 12 miles from railroad town. Good school house near. Will rent for 3 or 6 years to right party. The Cleveland school closed last Friday with a big picnic which / the scholars enjoyed imensely. Ice cream, cake, salad, sandwiches, etc. made the meal a great event in the minds of the smaller scholars. Mrs. J. H. Cor- nish, the teacher, is to be compliment- ed on her successful term and the work of her primary class on display Was very fine. Meet me at the Tea Cup Dmi. CARD OF THANKS. We wish to express our apprecia- tion for the kindnesses extended to us through the sickness and death of our wife and mother.—J. R. Hamilton and Family. Neistead Replies To Shelden Article (Paid Political Advertisement.) In last week's issue of the Bea- ver Valley Press appeared the paid political advertisement of Mr. Ray- mond Shelden, my opponent for the office of County Attorney, who states that he is 'pledged to lower the expenses of the office.\ Were it not for the fact that the article leaves the impression that I, as County At- torney, am directly responsible for the expenditure of the sum of $10,429.19 for the purpose of securing justice in Carter county, I would pass it by as merely the political advertisement of a candidate whose sense of justice and fair play are forgotten in his desire to secure an office. The expenditure mentioned evident- ly includes the following items: Item 1. Salaries of bailiffs and at- tendants (District Court), $240.70. Item 2. Constable fees and salar- ies (Justice Court), $25.50. Item 3. Jurors (District Court),, $3,608.55. Item 4. Jurors (Justice Court), $19.00. Item 5. Justice's Fees, $207.00. Item 6. Witnesses in District Court, _44,212.16. \Item It Witnesses - 1a Justice Court, $565.40. Item 8. Mileage andTraveling Ex- penses, Sheriff's office, $1,047.77. Item 9. Traveling Expenses, Coun- ty Attorney's Office, $513.12. Bailiffs and constables (expenses of whom are set forth in Items 1 and 2) are appointed by the Court; they have absolutely nothing to do with the county attorney's office. Jurors (the expenses of whom are set forth in Items 3 and 4) are called by the Court and serve in civil as well as criminal cases. The total sum of these four items is $3,893.76. If Mr. Shelden had the financial genius of a Roths- child, as County Attorney, he could not have prevented the expenditure of one single cent of that money. They are coats necessary to any court work. A pledge on the part of any candidate for the office of County Attorney to the effect that he will lower the ex- penses of the office by cutting down the costs directly chargeable to the bailiffs, constables and jurors, is an imposition on the intelligence of the voters of Carter county. I cannot honestly make that pledge; neither can Mr. Shelden. Item 5 '($207.00) represents the fees that all justices of the peace in Carter county received during the year 1919. Items 6 and 7 represent the fees paid to witnesses in criminal cases. It might be stated that it is the judge who fixes the Criminal calendar for the trial of _cases, and reference to the court records will show that on the criminal calendar for the last term of court two cases were set for trial each day. Due to the fact that the trial of one defendant occupied practically a week and the a judge could not be secured to begin the trial of the next case until the 8th day af- ter it was set for trial necessarily made not only the witness fees on ac- count of that case, but every case, larger than they ordinarily would have been. It was a situation over which I, as County Attorney, had no control. Items 8 and, 9 represent mileage ntui traveling expenses of the Sheriff's and County Attornera offices. With- out taking into consideration the in- conveniences resulting from the lack of modern transportation in Carter county and the long diatances that must be covered, I believe that Items 8 and 9 are as conservative expendi- tures as you will find in any county in Montana. It might also be men- tioned that Item 8 includes mileage for the service of subpoenas on jurors. The statement is avso made in Mr. Shelden's article that out of several contested criminal cases tried in Dis- trict court since January 1, 1919, there was but one conviction and that this situation was due to the lack of in- vestigation on the part of the county ottorney. To make the matter clear might state that there has been but one term of court for the trial of crim- inal eases in that time and that four criminal easel were actually tried, one resulting in conviction, one in which the jury could not agree on any ver- dict, and two in which the defendant was acquitted. Of these four allies two were on the criminal docket when I took office and it was my duty either to go to trial with them or move to dismiss upon proper showing to the satisfac- tion of the court. Knowing, as I did, that my predecessor had made a thorougn and consciencious investiga- tion, I chose to go to trial because there was no valid reason for dismiss- al. In the third of these cases investi- gation was made by an officer of the Humane Society who came from Bill- ings to Carter county for that pur- pose and upon whose recommendation I acted. In the fourth case I made the necescary investigation myself and it resulted in a conviction. I have written this article as a de- fense 3o that the facts may be known, and if there is any person who has read Mr. Shelden's pledge to lower the expenses of the office of County Attorney and has been prejudiced thereby to my detriment, I ask him to read it again with the facts herein stated in mind, and ask himself \Is Mr. Sheldcri fair?\ Respectfully, Rudolph Nelstead. • 111 i munnummenuilimmirmassamuum Listen Now to Walt Mason on the Dairy Cow. The dairy cow's a thing of charm; she lifts the mortgage from the farm, and makes the farmer's life more sweet, and sets him down on Easy Street. Where'er the dairy cow is queen, a country prosperous is seen, and dairymen, in Joyful ranks, are packing bullion to the banks. Why plug along, the old sad way, producing nutmegs, corn and hay, and putting up a bankrupt wail if one year's crop should chance to fail? There is a better method now—the method of the dairy cow; this cPitter always earns her keep, and piles up riches while you sleep, and pays the taxes and the rents, and here, ih Eastern Montana, gents, we have the climate, can raise the feed, and have conditions dairies need. So let us boost the dairy cow; which beats the old breech -loading plow; the Holstein and the Angus, too, as smooth as any cow in view. Let's talk of dairies, milk and cream, the safest money making scheme. Ekalaka State Bank Capital $30,000.00 - Surplus $15,06.011 ail Insurance • Your crops are your livelihood. Into them you put your thought, your energy/ and your money. Out of them you expect a fair return for a year's industry. It is therefore essential that you safe- guard them in every possible way. Of all calam- ities that may visit a farming community none is more destructive than hail. The raking fire of hail bullets will cut a field of grain to pieces in 30 seconds. There is no way of preventing it, but there is a way of protecting yourself against loss. 6 The \Hartford\ Iniirance - P - oliey - Way ••• Hail stotms have recently visited this section. The next one may come to you. Be on the safe side. It costs so little and adds so much to your peace of mind. Come in and let us talk it over. The First National Bank 4M1.111!0.011•.0-0110 , 41.1.1141010 , nace:eaceaccememaxcexto - oi: S a • • • • a • • • •• \The Bank of Personal Service\ me - .1M. - •• - - 110•1111000•411•10011101101 r E . M.O.O.W.s..:•:•:•:. •:01 . 1.1:6 6:•:•••:0:•;•10.0:0:10:0:0:0:40.0:e:•:•:.:0.8.0.e... 0. .. ............ • • Shoes for Everyone Did You See Them? The \Puritan Lady\ for Ladies \Keds\ for Youths and Men $1.45 to $3.25 Also an Assortment of L. Sainter Fancy Ties in the Latest Styles Thread in sizes 40 and 50(lOt - 11 black and white Head Rice, per pound, 22c Sugar, per pound, 25c Large Prunes, per pound 35c Fresh Lemons, per dozen 60c Tr -Valley Creamery Butter W. H. Peck Co. 0.0 4 4!0 . 4,4 • S.001 • • . . ..... 0 • • . .q 0.6 .... . . 0: 0 • • ••• 17,_ •.1rpr

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