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. • ' 6 e voLtistft xv. .4 X EK MAL& Cedar C.austy, 1IONV OneCIAL N Eddie Booth In Dept. Of : Justice Edwin S. Booth, solicitor of the in- terior department and former state senator in Moltana, resigned Satur- day fter serving two years as chief legal advisor of the interior depart. ment. It is understood that Mr. Booth resigned to accept a legal position with the department of justice. John H. Edwards, formerly solicitor of the postoffice department, will aseume the poaition created by Mr. Booth's resignation. In announcing Mr. Booth's resigna- tion, Secretary Work said: \Judge Booth has been anxious to get into more active practice for some time. We are loath to see him leave. He wished to assume other work some time ago, but was prevailed upon to finish some special work upon which he was engaged. Now that he has finished, it would hardly be fair to Mr. Booth to hold him longer. How- ever, we do not expect to entirely lose our connection with the solicitor, for we hope to avail ourselves of his services in connection with his new duties.\ Mr. Booth will remain in Washington for the present. Few men, who have sat in he legis- lative halls of Montana, have played! a mare important part in drafting ' her statutes than former Senator Ed- win S. Booth of Fallon county. For nearly a third of a century Sen- ator Booth took an active part in the political and legislative life of Mon- tana. As a member of the legal fra- ternity he enjoyed a practice that covered the entire state and he built up a large clientele and a circle of friends which extends to nearly every community. As the legal representative of clients he attended many sessions and took an active part in drafting bills. He was a member of the fourth see- sion, during which he was chairman on the house committee appointed on the codification of the state's laws. His work in that capacity, which made him the drafter of a large portion of the codes, gave him unusual training In statutory and constitutional law. In subsequent sessions this knowledge Was available to legislators, whom he assisted so frequently in the drafting of bills, that one lawyer once ex• claimed that \70 per cent of the Mon- tana laws were written by 'Eddie' Booth.\ 411 4 The keowledge which he has gained threugh the years of legislative activ- ity made him a valuable member of the upper house, one whose wisdom and counsel were frequently sought by fellow members. He was the author of the joint reso- lution under which the legislature in- vestigated the high coet of living and he was chairman of the joint com- mittee making the probe, which se- cured data which resulted in laws that brought about a reduction in ex- cessive profits earned on many ma- terials. Senator Booth is a Republican. There have been few campaigns in which he has not taken an active part. His knowledge of politics and political conditions in Montana is on a par with his knowledge of legislative his- tory and work. His present home is at Baker, in Fallon county. For ninny years he lived in Butte, where he served as deputy county attorney, city attorney and member of the legislature. Senator Booth March 25, 1886, and received his early training in the elementary and high schools of Keokuk, his native place. He completed his school course when quite young and then attended the state university of Iowa law school, the course of which he completed be- fore reaching maturity. As a result he had to go to the neighboring state of Missouri to be admitted to prac- tice the law, for which he qualified when 19 years old. He was Admitted to practice by the supreme court of Iowa before he was 21 years old. He came to Montana from Iowa in 1887. Booth has a son and married daugh- ter, whose home is at Comanche, where the senator has had livestock interests and farm property for many years. was born Arra. Lillie M. Moore hag been ap- pointed postmistress at Piniele to take the place made vacant by the resigna- tion of Jade E. McCrerey. NO CHANGE . ON SCHOOL BOARD. • • • Pr • • • • •• • • Owing to the personnel of the school board of this district being re- duced from five to three members last year, no trustee was elected last Saturday, it being discOered that in- stead of retiring, E. C. Perso was also a holdover member. As no pe- titions had been filed and no candi- dates had announced themselves the election created little interest and nobody was disappointed. Usually a school election in Eka- laka develops into a real warm elec- tion and it is very uncommon to °b- eefy° such peace and quiet as reigned last Saturday in these parts. ORDER FOR 1 4 14PES IS PLACED. Acting as the steering wheel, the Eagle this week placed the first large order for trees that are going to be planted around F 4 kalaka this year. A very warm welcome , greeted the Eagle man on his rounds to take the orders, and as a consequence an order has already been placed for over 200 eight to ten foot trees for planting in early May. Another order is to be mailed early next, week, so if you have overlooked placing your order wts would suggest that you get in touch with the Eagle office et osice. C. K. l'UTNAM AT CROOK. C. K. Putnam is confined at the Camp Crook hospital at this time where he is being given medical at- tention by Dr. A. Sherill. Mr. Put- nam's physical condition is very run down on account of rheumatism and other complications and it is hoped that with careful hospital attention he will soon start on the up -grade towards complete recovery. WORK STARTED ON RAILROAD. The arrival itt Fcrrsith . iif B Crew of carpenters, the purchase of a carload of lumber - from the Forsyth Lumber company and its transfer from the city to a point at Armen's creek, about six miles west of Forsyth, near Rea, was the first hint that local resi- dents had that the contract for build- ing a 30 -mile braneh by the Northern Pacific to the Rosebud coal field had been let. Winston Brothers of St. Paul have been given the contract for building the branch, which, it has been an- nounced, will entail an outlay of about $2,000,000. The lumber purchased and started out on the right-of-way will be used for buildings at the first construction camp, where the branch leaves the main line. C. F. Whitaker of Minneapolis, of- ficial of the Winston Brothers com- pany, who is in charge of the 'work, said that there would be 10 or 12 camps built along the line from two to two and a half miles apart. Up - ,wards of 500 men and 300 teams will be employed in the work, he said, and most of the work is to be done by teams although there will be some eteam shovel work. The ocntract wee let last Tuesday and the following day three carloads of eqpipment left the warehouse of the Winrton Broth- ers company in Minneapolis. Another carload was shipped from there the following day and more will be sent from other jobs in northern Minnesota and Great Falls. The new road will be run sauth for about 20 miles and then southeast for about 10 miles to Castle Rock, where vast strip coal mines wiU be opened up. The new line , runs through a in Iowa ' good agricultural district to which the advent of the read undoubtedly will bring rapid development. Erection of the buildings at the con- struction camp is expected to take several days, and by the time that work is completed, the machinery and grading equipment is expected to be on the ground and Actual work on the road will be under way. The contract calls for the completion of the branch by October 1. PLAY HOUSE DANCE APRIL 27. •M••••.••••/.11 , •• Manager Fiske of the Play House has announced a big dance for the evening of April 27. The best of mu- sic will be provided and no doubt a large turnout will be noted. ' The Play House denies have been drawing good crovrde the past few months. Herb Van Hook was in town on Tuesday from his piece over ne'er the Chalk Buttes. - - CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION FOR POSTMASTER. C4 , Quern COUNTY. • IDAY, APRIL 20, 1923. QM WE SIAM oor A tilb cRoP zwor ftIOU61 - 1 •,, ' , t' •;•- t - . • NUMBER 16 : The postoffice department has an- nounced that a civil service:examina- tion will be held on May 12 at Us- laka for a competitive examinatleu for postmaster'at Ekalaka. This ex- amination is to, be held under the president's order of May 10, 1921 and not under the civil service act and rules. The Ekalaka office is in the 'class where it is necessary that an exam- ination be taken every four years, al- though this does not necessarily mean that any change in the postmaster appointment will be made. Where the present incumbent is giving good service it usually develops that they are reappointed, although. the epin- ination must be held jtett the same. Anyone interested in taking the amination may apply at the office for the necessary blanks or write to the U. S. Civil Service Com- mission, Washington, D. C., for For h 1 No. 2241 and Forms 2223 and 2358 containing all definite information. TO OPERATE RAILROAD. Permission was given the Wyoming and Missouri Railroad company by the Interstate Commerce commission recently, to take over the operation of the eighteen -mile road extending from Belle Fourche, S. D., to Aladdin, Wyo. The application of the Wyom- ing and Missouri Railroad company to take over the operation of the Belle Fourche -to -Aladdin railroad is believ- ed here to be the forerunner of a more extensive railroad program. Rumors have been current for several months to the effect that proposals have been considered for the extension of the road from Aladdin, possibly to I'owder river, or even to connect with the new north and south railroad from Miles City to Bucknum, ee - yo. It has been reported that the line might be surveyed to Broadur, Mont., which is on Powder river. The road, it is re- ported, hcs been operated only inter- mittently in recent years, and has never proven a profitable investment since the closing of the coal mines at Aladdin, in the extreme northeast corner of Wyoming in Crook county. The road was built by coal interests of Kemmerer, Wyo., to afford an outlet for the coal from Aladdin, con- necting with the Chicago and North- western at Belle' Fourche. F. J. Quealy of Kemmerer, who represents the Kemmerer coal interests owning the road, was a recent visitor in Sheridan, coming here, ie is presumed, in connection with the railroad's pro- gram. SAWMILL TROUBLES. Chas. Berry, foreman of the ',antis - Rickard sawmill, was walking around with a cane the fore part of the week, the reault of an accident that shut up shop out there for a few days. The saw struck an iron dog on the log carrier and things flew right and left for a few minutes. one large piece of something far from soft striking Charley a glancing blow on the right thigh. The mill started up again on Tuesday , after a new saw had been installed. E. H. Trandum was over from Baker last Friday and Saturday with a display of ladies' suits, coats, etc., which were shown at the Ekalaka Clothing store. REMOUNT STATION AT MILES t CITY IS ORDERED CLOSED. The remount station at Fort Keogh, -hear Miles City, has been ordered hbandoned by Secretary of War John W. Weeks. The action was, recom- ended by Quartermaster General IA?, H. Hartand Colonel H. C. White- head, chief of the remount service. The heads of the quartermaster corps held that they could not see their way dear to maintain the station in view of the decreased appropriation under which the government is operating. It was explained by Secretary Weeks that the war department, in common with other executive branches of the government, has had its reve- Slue reduced as a part of the Harding administration program of economy. said it was necessary to prune verheati and the cost of main - the Fort Keogh station had been found expensive. It was said at General Hart's office that this action would in no way check the buying of Montana horses by the government. They will now be se- cured at Boise, Ida., as Texas horses are bought at Oklahoma City, it was said. Several days ago W. N. Ross, rep- resenting the Miles City Chamber of Commerce, interviewed Secretary Weeks and General Hart to protest the cloeing. A review of the case was pmmised and the action just taken frillowe an extensive reconsideration of evidence by General Hart and Col- onel Whitehead. After their confer- ence they communicated to Secretary Weeks that they could not see their way clear to recommend maintaining the station. 0— MAKING IT RAIN. • The residents of Montana's non -ir- rigated farming districts will dig up their last year's gum boots and rain- proof coats when they hear that Rich- ned` 1 11.1 Ringling of Ringling, Meagher county, has purchased 10 airplanes in New York which he proposes shall be used by professional rainmakers to insure that all sections of the state are kept comfortably soaked—with water. One cannot help but admire the loyalty of Mr. Ringling to his adopted state and rejoice at his belief that be- hind every Montana cloud there is a rainstorm, if it can only he rounded up and roped in a manner ‘vhich will bring it to earth with a dull, sickening thud like that of a longhorn hitting the ground at a hog-tying match. Mr. Ringling says that eastern , zeien- lists have perfectd a system for him heavens with \ions\ resulting hem the which will produce rain by sowing the discharge of positive and negative electricity, and that the ions will form the nuclei of raindrops which will hover over the earth in the form of clouds, whereupon all he as to do is to turn the faucet, as it were. It wasn't so long ago that a lot of people who have always thought the government could do anything were wery much disappointed when govern- ment exports said they could not make it rain unless bid J. Pluvius threw in with them. It is pleasing to know that' Mr. Ringling nne nis scientists labor ender no such handicap. But winegwle, solitaryarnliimthat if he brings one s own the big show.—Billings Gazette. heavielnstoirfm, his folks o s d ff o of him for life, azette. SPRING IS SURELY HERE, The real 100 per cent sign that spring is with us comes in the form of baseball talk. Whenever the boys show symptoms of having bageballitis, you can start in with your spring house-cleaning and taking blood pure- fiers. All of the fans in Ekalaka have got the fever and wherever you go you can hear baseball talk. A meeting is to be held in a few days to draft officers, etc., and those who scout for the Ekalaka pups claim that we have plenty of material for a popping good team. It's an early worm that meets the bird ; likewise an early team that !wins the pennant. MANY LIVESTOCK LAWS. A new law requires all persons who slaughter cattle for sale (including farmers who peddle beef) to obtain annual licenses from the county treas- urer. Licenses cost one dollar. The butcher is required to hold the hide for not less than ten days, to make a record in a book of the brands, color of the hide, whether the animal was raised by the persons slaughtering, and if not, from whom purchased, and to file a duplicate of this record with the county clerk not later than the fifth day of each month. The pua- chaser of the animal must inspect the hide for marks and brands and keep a record in a book, together with the name of the seller, his address, weight of the carcass, price paid per pound and date of purchase. These provi- sions do not apply in the case of a buyer purchasing beef or veal for family use. H. B. 279 requires all hide buyers to keep hides for not less than 10 days and record a description of them and the brands. House bills 281 and 283 no longer require specific ownership of animals or hides to be proven in rustling cases. S. 13. 72 repeals tke state bounty law and ate thorizee cooperation with the U. S. Biological survey or other agency. S. B. 189 reduces the petition require- ments when stiekmen desire special county bounties to be levied. S. B. 74 authorizes the livestock contmission to permit stock to be moved from one county to another without inspection when inspection will be given at des- tination. Specific permission must be obtained by shippers from the live- stock commission. S. B. 81 makes it the duty of the railroads to have the shipper's tally, in dvplicate, before a shipment of stock can be moved. One copy goes to the livestock commission and the other to the market inspector at destination. The old law placed this duty upon shippers, who often times ignored it. H IG II PRICES FOR WOOL. . - Top pm ices are being paid in early - season purchases of Utah wool ac- cording to advices received by IL H. Pigott, secretary of the Montana Woolgrowers' association, which are taken as justification of predictions previously made that fancy prices will be meintained this 'year for west-, tin wool, including the clip in Moe- tana. In a telegram received from the National Woolgrower:' association at Salt Lake City, it was stated that 50 rents was paid for 35 clips of fidv v.00l at Manti, Utah, totalling 500.00 pounds rhrinking around 64. \All our reports and careful read- ing of trade journals indicate that there are no surplus wool stocks on hand in this country,\ said Mr. Pigott, \and that the mills have not manufac- tured stocks ahead of immediate de- mand. \Our advices also are that Ameri- can buyers are active in the foreign markets for Australien and New Zealand wool, for putchases neces- sary to replenish the depleted stocks in this country,\ said Mr. Pigott. Lnmbing in Montana will get fully under way this week, Mr. Pigott said, A few bands have been lambed in the last week or 10 days, and with the minimum of loss. The lamb crop in this state will he large this year, Re - cordring to his reports. Jim Armstrong met up with \Old Man Hard Luck\ while °moldy to Baker last week and as a consequence he had his big truck laid up in the garage for several days. A hooten- ianny slipped out of the crilbum---at least Jim is out over 100 perfectly weed simoleons on account thereof. The old boat is back on the road again at this time. ; • • Boosting Boo* Is ; Being Distitbuted s This office is in receipt of a, very interesting booklet, published by the Independent Printing Co. of Wes City and issued through the co-opera- tion of the various commercial club organizations of 'this part of the state. It is devoted entirely to exploiting the opportunities of eastern Montana and contains a number of very select photos taken in this section. A large map of eastern Montana occupies the inside front cover and space is left 'in the back of the booklet for local write-ups of the various communitierit The book is being given wide circu- lation and it is expected that within a short time a liberal supply will be on hand in Ekalaka. Owing to the great coet of producing this booklet, the publishers are making a price of ten cents per copy to merchants, land owners and others intersted in adver- tising this section. The following is the foreword and gives one an idea of the nature of the contents of this splendid piece of ac- curate and reliable advertising liter- ature: \To meet a growing demand for reliable information concerning the great prairie empire of Southeastern Montana, the various commercial bodies and community organizations of thaesection have joined in present- ing this booklet to the practical farm- ers of other localities, with a view of inducing immigration to this part of the state. They beleve that in the development of the resources of their communities, especially in the success- ful settlement and in the working of the land, will be found the seed for a larger community, in which all citi- zens will alike be benefited. Thiasee- tion with its hundreds of thousand, of *acres of fertile, and undeveloped agricultural lands offers home and af- fluence to . the dairy farmer, to the stockman, and especially to the man of small means who cannot secure a foothold in the high priced lands of the more developed sections. This in- formation comes from reliable and dependable sources as there could be no gain to anyone by misrepresenta- tion of facts or conditions relative to the lands or their products, for if the farmer who makes his home here does not succeed, neither will the business man nor anyone else profit by his comtng here.\ a OLD TIMER DIRS. E. Frank Crosby, an old tinier of Custer county and a brother of George Crosby formerly of Ekalaka, passed away in Miles City last Fri- day night. Frank Crosby came to eastern Montana thirty-three years ago and was well known among the old timers of this section. Among the eight children left to 'mourn his death is Mrs. W. L. Taylor, wife of Walter Taylor, a former Ekalaka boy. OLD AGE PENSION. \Many inquiries are being inede at the office of the county clerk,\ says the Miles City American, \in regard to the old age pension act passed by the last legislature. No instsructions have as yet been received by the clerk as to the payment of these pensions but it is expected that within a short time the clerk will he in position to receive applications from old people directly benefited by the new law. Those who will be entitled to draw pensions under the act are men and women who have reached the age of 70 years and who show they have no income over $350 end have resided in the state for 15 years.\ -- - SALE DRAWS LARGE CROWD. An exceptionally large crowd gath- ered at the auction sale of the Eka- Inks blacksmith shop last Saturday. Standing room was at a premium within the building. Everything sold well and the owners were more than pleased with the returns. A. E. Dague acted as auctioneer. , Elmer Sanky and family arrived from Scranton, North Dakota last Saturday. Mr. Sankey has leased Dr. Hedges' farm. He is a former resi- dent of Camp Crook and acquainted with many of the- older residents in this vicinity. •