What is this?
Optical character recognition (OCR) is an automated process that converts a digital image containing numbers and letters into computer-readable numbers and letters. The search engine used on this web site searches OCR-generated text for the word or phrase you are looking for. Please note that OCR is not 100 percent accurate. If the original image is blurry, has extraneous marks, or contains ornate font styles or very small text, the OCR process will produce nonsense characters, extraneous spaces, and other errors, such as those you may see on this page. In addition, the OCR process cannot interpret images and may ignore them or render them as strings of nonsense characters. Despite these drawbacks, OCR remains a powerful tool for making newspaper pages accessible by searching.
••• q p . - • 9441/fhPeof.4* I • ,C• ' • ••. * ' • VOLUME XV. OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER 01 GARTER COUNTY. EKALAKA. Carter County. MONTANA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1923. istoRioa eociert• SOP montABA. that, & , 4444. NUMBER 40 Alice Smith Is Highly Honored • Last year it was planned for every county in Montana to send a girl as representative to the state fair at Helena, and for these girls to select one of their number as Queen of Montana. Thirty-five counties sent \princesses\ last year, and the affair proved to be the most interOting feature of the entire fair. The con- test in Carter county was put on by the Ekalaka Eagle and Miss Gina # Nelstead was the successful candidate rand filled the place admirably. Miss Sara Latham of the Long Pine Hills, who was second in the race last year, was the winner in this year's contest, which was also con- ducted by the Eagle. Thirty-four counties were repre- sented this year. Portraits of the princesses—\Beautiful Girls of the Golden West\—were published in the Helena dailies and Butte papers, and in the front rank of the beat lookers was Carter county's little princess. Last Thursday's Helena Independent said: \The Moptana State fair is the most important event in the state this • week, and the 'Queen of Montana' contest easily holds chief interest of the fair.\ In the sketches of the princesses the paper said of our rep- resentative: \Sara Latham of Eka- laka, whose southern ancestry and western environment have combined to make a beautiful type of young lady, is tall, slender and graceful. She was graduated from the National „City High school in California, and studied violin and vocal music in the conservatory there. Besides her mu- sical accomplishments, Miss Latham rides horseback, makes her own clothes, cans the fruits and vegeta- ° • bles from the large Latham ranch in Carter county, and otherwise takes an interest teethe Iwo** , practletibliVilide of life.\ When Miss Latham took her de- parture for Helena a friend suggest- ed that the girl selected for queen might be expefted to say something to her subjects at the time of the cor- onation. Miss Latham said in reply that she and Miss Alice Smith, Fallon county's representative, were going together on the train and they might 'consider the suggestion. If they out- lined a speech suitable for delivery by the queen, it was wisely (lone, for the princess from Fallon was hon- ored by being chosen Queen of Mon- tana for the coming year, and south- eastern Montana is proud of the hon- • or thus bestowed. ,\ Miss Smith has many friends in Carter county who were delighted to I learn that of all the fair daughters of Montana she was chosen queen. Here is what the Independent said of her when she reached Helena: \Alice Smith of Baker—her striking appear- ance is due to her fair complexion and dark eyes and hair—is the type of n girl who 'makes an ideal hostess, as her sociability is one of the winning features of her personality. She has an informality of manner and bright style of conversation that never fail to make friends for her immediately. She is a Clerk in the Baker State bank, of which her father, R. F. ' Smith, is president. The Record -Herald speaks of Miss Smith as foilows: \The Queen of Montana looks the part, her gracious manner fits her for the position of pride and honor she has been given and the enthusiasm of her court pays her a tribute of popularity that is wholehearted and beautiful to see. \Queen Alice is of medium height with soft curling dark hair. Her eyes have already been commented on RO lovely, dark and lustrous are they, and her voice is one of her greatest charms. Her graciousness, her un- selfishness and the l olly spirit of fun and enthusiasm she has brought to all the many affairs she has attended made her an immediate favorite. \The festivities and social affairs given in honor of the princesses of Montana have led to ths day. The princesses choose their queen from their number, and the parties which they have attended together, the fact that they are all guests at the boa- / pitable Walsh home, which was placed at their disposal by Senator T. J. Walsh, and the various opportunities they have had to observe each other under all circumstances helped them to make their choice.\ Great excitement filled the air Thursday, from the start of the day's program until the coronation ball was over and the last light in the official residence was extinguished. The day started with a visit to the capitol and the reception by the gov- ernor. At 10 o'clock the girls were received in the stately reception room at the capitol by Governor Joseph M. Dixon, who made a short informal speech of welcome to the royal court and then greeted each girl as she was introduced by Mrs. Mallette and Mrs. Kaufman. Guides took them through the building for a brief visit to all the more important rooms of the state house before they were taken to the next affair which was a break- fast at the executive mansion to which they had been invited by Miss Virginia Dixon, daughter of the gov- ernor. They were received by Mrs. Dixon and the hostess and once more were made to feel that Helena was glad to have them within her gates. The coronation ceremonies were marked with pomp and splendor be- fitting royalty. A true queen and a beautiful picture was the lovely Queen Alice as she sat on her throne and acknowledged the tributes of the as- semblage. The coronation ceremonies were held in the Shrine temple ballroom. Governor Dixon before coronating the new queen said: \This week Montana holds its great autumn harvest fes- tival. Here in the Capital city of the state has been gathered from every section the finest fruit of her fields, of her farms, of her ranges, of her mines and of her factories. All Montna is proud of the exaibit held here this week. \One year ago, in recognition of the fact that the material things of life and the great products and wealth of the state only go to the enrichment and development of a better type of manhood and womanhood in Montana, it was determined to institute the custom in this state, not only to in- vite the best from the farms and the fields and the ranges of the state, but to invite each county in Montana to send to the capital the best from the homes of each county—the best type of young womanhood. \This year 34 counties have re- sponded -34 counties of Montana have . sefit here the princesses of the realm. They in turn have selected one of their number as the Queen of Montana. Last year the choice fell upon Gallatin county; this year far distant Fallon county, 600 miles from the Capital city, has been honored. \In obedience to the mandate of the conclave of the princesses of this state, it now becomes my pleasure to crown as queen of this state, Miss Alice Smith, of Fallon county. Long live the queen!\ The girls were royally entertained and cannot find words in which to express their appreciation of Helena hospitality. During their four days stay in the Capital city they were \princesses\ and nothing was left undone that might contribute to their pleasure and nothing was too good for them. They were kept busy with dinners, receptions, dances, plays, and attendance at the fair grounds pro- grame. Miss Rae Gilman, princess from Mineral county, was at one time a resident of Ekalaka. She is a sister of Lorin Gilman who lives northwest of town. When Miss Latham told Gov. Dixon she was from Ekalaka he affably re- joined: \Oh you're from Puptown.\ She said Powder River seemed to be the most famous place of all. When- ever the name was mentioned the crowd would cheer and yell, \Let 'er buck!\ It was very embarrassing to Miss Clark, the Powder River repre- sentative. The first luncheon to the girls was given by the New York store at the Placer. Following the luncheon, Mrs. Mallette called Upon each girl to give her name, her town and some little item of interest about her county, and some very clever little talks were given. Miss Latham was so much delighted with the trip and everything cennect- ed with it, the girls from the differ- ent counties, and everybody she met in Helena, that she says she thinks ten times as much of Montana as she ever did before. And she desires to sincerely thank the Eagle subscribers and all her friends who helped in giving her the opportunity of enjoy- ing such a wonderful experience. Lacy Speelmon went to Miles City the fore part of the week for a short visit. 11 A Big Events in the Lives of Little Men AVI PA,Ilt RIM A LOT DIPICKS f(VE (ARE 0FIi- 6, FEED HIM AND EVER'nitab (AHT I KfiE 0 14114,MA ? Many Homesteaders Fail To Call For Land Patents We are publishing belaw a list of partias residing in Carter county who have proved up on their homesteads and the patent for same is now in the U. S. land office at hiihs City. The object of this publication is to notify parties of interest, whether they are the real owners of the land or are interested in the same from a fin'tn- cial standpoint. These patents are ready for delivery, either by the sur- render of the final certificate or by presenting an affidavit that final cer- tificate issued at the time ot proof is lost or mislaid. Wherever, though the patent is being claimed by other than the original owner, or holder of a mortgage, the affidavit should state that same is made became , of the financial interest in the land,, and evidence of that interest presented'. The patent from the U. S. govern- ment is the same as a deed and wher- ever proof is made, the claimant should secure his patent and have it placed of record, in exactly the same manner as he would a deed secured In any other way. The land office at Miles City is anxious to deliver these patents to those rightfully entitled to them, and those in the following list should immediately make out the ap- plication for that patent by address- ing the U. S. land office, Miles City, Montana, together either with the final certificate or an affidavit show- ing that it has been lost or mislaid. The serial numbers of these patents are on file in the Eagle office: Charles II. Kruse, William M. Slwsher, Oel R. Hall, Otto D. New- bary, Welton L. Garlick, William A. Sellers, Franklyn A. Kesterson, Hen- ry W. Walker, Lawrence Peabody, •heirs of Samuel L. Smith, George S. Conger, John D. Lane, Jr., Lucy Markin, Elmer J. Feagler, Tillie Web- er, formerly Lentz, Riley William, Heirs of George S. Sykes, Frank Chamberlain, Theron E. Conger, heirs of Violette I. Munro, formerly Wilson, Albert Couser, Ray E.•Botsford, Will- iam D. Botsford, Carl M. Smith, Sam- uel E. Dorman, Will Conger, John II. Couser, William T. Foster, George F. Drey, Benjamin I. Laughlin, George E. Weigel, John D. Gross, Dorninek G. Stanek, Elisha W. Wright, George D. Jolly, Herbert J. Bassett, Charles E. Stuart, William W. Stuart, Frank A. Clevenger, Jessamine Sykes, Will- iam A. Weber, Riley E. Phelps, James H. Parks, Ole Siverson Gjul, Gertrude M. Flynn, Lars Sherven, Mats P. Westberg, Samuel R. Brunton, Al- berta R. Scholey, Joseph G. Myers, Theodor Sinrud, Nils N: Ydstie, John R. Leaton, Mary A. O'Neill, Aloysius J. Kelley, Frank B. Rhodes, Julius 'Hovey, Joseph A. Woodhouse, Ray- mond W. Judd, Samuel Oliver, Ed- ward Rockhold, Charles Seastrom, Elia C. Morrow, Mark AI Weber, George G. Grant, John L. Howe, Paul Chiistiansen, George Dedlow, George Frederickson, Frank Thompson, Ab- solum I,. Schaum ,Guy L. Ewalt, Frank M. Borbridge, Jay B. Alexan- der,• Lawrence W. Garrison, Charles H. Day, George A. Blake, Charles Nistler, William R. Diener, Julia A. Phelps, Augusta Witherspoon, Glenn Hardesty, Fred C. Oberlin, Charles E. Kalstrom, Rollo Talkington, George D. Grant, Minnie C. Engelhardt, Jacob J. Engelhardt, Frank Leach, Albert J. Rice, Philip Bootsma, Archie K. McQuistan, Clarence D. Gard, Amos E. Antrim, Stanley H. North, Joseph Bourn, George Lino, Leo,De- vaney, Christian Rasmusson, Ole Twedt, Louis T. Sparks, Charles H. Kellums, Albert J. Geidl, Charles E. Clark, George L. Snyder, Hollister Jones, Mack D. Armstrong, Louis J. Sieverding, Harry Olson, Mary E. Baker, Clarence E. Bishop, Leonard F. Pulse, William W. Stuart, Arthur J. Bolton, John N. Sandy, Lucretia C. McLean, Etta M. Chamberlain, Thomas J. Kennedy, Robert M. Per- kins, James F. 13eazley, General M. Sweeney, George Hirz, Henry G. Al- bert, Lewis A. Leigh, William W. McElfresh, William E. Keltner, John M. Day, George I. Barber, Francis 0. Bestir. Charles J. Shean, Alonzo L. Skipwith, heirs of Winnie C. Dill, John Hirz, Archie D. Franklin, Jessie C. Williams, Isiah 0. Williams, tharles L. Smith, Merle R. Hatfield, John Alstrom, Julian L. Gray, Aneita M. Ackley, Francis McDonnell, John N. Sandy, Charles Pickard, Alberta R. Scholey, William A. Mance, Henry Walker, Tessie H. Kennedy, Glenn Hardesty, Lester A. Phillips, James S. Myrick, Earl E. Rishor, Leland M. Elliott,.Anton Benda, heirs of James W. Pearson, Emeline Chealey former- ly Ridgiray, George Donald, Alfred F. Kortum, Louis N. Arpan. M. Edith Gross formerly Gillette, Godfrey G. Trepanier, James L. Heffernan, Nellie Shoff, John J. Moore, Tessie H. Ken- nedy, Rollo D. Whitney, Blanche E. Cooper formerly Roby, Clifford C. Hanley, Granvel N. Collins, Fred Hight, August E. Genre, Myrtle I. Crinklaw formerly Diane, Jesse Ed - Ward Dodd, Lavine V. Selby, Fried- rich Schuetsle, David Arnold, Guy J. Peterson, Weesley Parrish/ Price L. Todd, John A. Ott, heirs of Mary J. Sterling, Guy J. Peterson, Thomas H. Pennington, heirs of Susannah Rob- erts, George. A. Nelson, John Kelso, Earl M. Gilleran, William Schultz, Jesse Edward Dodd, Roy F. Wilson, James E. Currey, James 0. Kepler, William S. Pierssill, Edward Brady, Annie Zagorc widow of Martin Za- gore, Heirs) of James Scioldo, Arthur D. Cramer, Peter P. Richards, John P. Jones, Reuben Underwood, Alva K. Funkhouser, Joseph Holuska, Clara B. Franks, Lee H. Richards, John F. Buck, John Gross, Jr., Joseph Gross, Mike Geoss, Harry W. Rawson, Will- iam Smith, William Smith, John H. Rawson, John Rawson, Lorin F. Bruggeman, Daniel Heeckathorn. Me- linda M. Gross, Stephen V. Holt, Ed- win A. Taylor, Mabel R. Taylor, Clarence Jacobson, Madeline Marian, Marcella Marian, Marjorie Marian, John Tercek, Elizabeth S. Gillette; Carl G. Burch, Inge G. Johnstone formerly Senrud, Otto Malls, Eleonora Ambrose; Ira C. Sessions, Edgar Sut- ton, Arthur E. Dague, Jack C. Smith, Alfred Osborne Pemberton, Joseph J. Johnston, John G. Benti, Albert Pentecost, Melvin Bennett, Henry R. Iverson, Leonard A. Brewer, Ernest Novak, 'Frank M. Bennett, John J. Gilleran, Leona Wood, Relepha R. Williams, Georgia Slater. Thomas J. Riley, Lee D. Porter, Jennie Lanning, Harry C. Stoker, Edna H. Nelson, Joseph Irvine, Austin A. Daugherty, Jacob F. Williams, Edmond A. Ko- towski, Martin Setinc, John R. Thompson, Gordcn Adams, Welling - (Continued on Last rage.) PRETTY CHURCH WEDDING. A very pretty wedding was solem- nized at the Union church of Eka- laka, at 9 a. m., on Sunday, Septem- ber 30, 1923, wlien Thomas Ballantine Hyslop of Miles City, and Miss Iva Myrtle Lane were joined in wedlock by the pastor, the Rev. E. J. Sipes, in the presence of the immediate rel- atives and a few invited friends. The church was tastefully decorat- ed with carnations, ferns and chrys- anthemums. As Mrs. Leon Wheeler softly played the wedding march, the bride appeared leaning upon her father's arm, her sister, Miss Fern, acting as bridesmaid. They were met at the altar by the bridegroom and F. R. Kisow, best man, where the . sol- emn rites were said that made the happy pair husband and wife. The bride looke dolvely in theobridal veil and orange bloss'oms wreath. She wore a dress of white crepe de chine with pleated panels of Georgette cdepe and carried a lovely bouquet of bride's roses. The bridesmaid was beautifully gowned in cream Canton crepe. A wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride's parents, after which the newly wedded pair took their departure. After a short wed- ding trip to Denver and other point's they will make their home in Miles City. , The bride is the second (laughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Lane of Eka- laka, coming here with her parents when she was a small child. She grew up here and attended our local schools and later took a course in stenog- raphy and bookkeeping at the Miles City Business college. For the past year she has been employed as book- keeper in a bank at Sumatra. She is a splendid young woman possessed of many admirable traits of char- acter. The groom is a native of Scotland. He has been a resident of Miles City for about four years where he holds the position of public accountant. lie 'has but a limited acquaintance in Ekalaka but has the appearance of 'being a gentleman of refinement and culture and of being worthy of the Ilovely Montana girl he has won for a life companion. All the good wishes of the com- munity are extenedd to these young people as they start on lfie's journey hand in hand. WINS PREMIUMS AT STATE F.1111 There was no Carter county agri- cultural fair this year, and no at - 'tempt was made to send any exhibits to the state fair. We suppose this was on account of financial conditions, and are not disposed to find fault with those who thought it best to skip a year. Perhaps by saving up our money for two years we can have a better fair next year. But Carter county cannot be kept entirely in obscurity. She manages to keep more or less in the public eye. We have the goods here wheth- er we take them to Helena or not and we get to the front when we do put on an exhibit. It remained for Nor- man Winchell to prove that this year. Norman shipped six chickens by ex- press to the state fair. He came Into Ekalaka on Tuesday and found 'his chickens at the Charters store, and also found six ribbons of various colors, blue, red, etc., attached to the crate, showing, that he had pulled down two first premiums, two sec- onds, one fourth and one • fifth, a premium for every bird entered. That's going some. Mr. Winchell won first and second on dark brown Leghorn cockerel; first and second on dark crown Leg- horn pullet; fourth on light brown Leghorn cockerel, and fifth on light brown Leghorn pullet. All the birds are of the rose comb variety. Last year Norman won second premium on dark brown Leghorn cockerel at the National Poultry Exposition held in connection with the National Dairy Exposition at the Twin Cities. All these birds are owned by Norman Winchell and all except one were bred by him on the well known Win- ellen ranch southeast of Ekalaka. Norman has been in the poultry busi- ness for the past six years and we are glad to see that he is winning success in the game. From six months to one ye ar in the state penitentiary and a fine of $200 was the sentence imposed upon G. A. Johnson, convicted of bootlegging at Billings last week. It was Johnson's second offense of the kind. Winners In Corn Show Announced A number of splendid photos, to be used in advertising the possibilities of corn raising in this Becton, have been secured through the display of corn made at the Eagle Corn Show during the \Broncho Days\ celebra- tion. While not as large a collection was brought in as was anticipated, yet some excellent exhibits were made. The boss Eagle, not being an authority on corn, of course \passed the buck\ when it came to judging the winners and left this difficult task to a couple of dyed-in-the-wool Iowa corn kings. Their decision awarded prizes as follows: White Dent—Joe Phalen 1st; Chas. Miles 2nd; Leo Sweet 3rd. Yellow Dent—Al Oxford 1st; Ray- mond Oxford 2nd; Frank Snow 3rd. Northwestern Dent—Geo. Hobbs 1st; Ed Clark 2nd. Yellow Flint—Geo. Hobbs 1st; Ed Clark 2nd. White Flint—Ed Clark 1st. Prizes were also awarded to Duane and Morris Bartlett 'for display of Pinto corn and Joe Phalen for Squaw corn. Plans are now under way for a big agricultural fair in Carter county next year, to be held in connection with the sports program at Ekalaka and at this time especial attention will be given to the corn displays. The past year has demonstrated to the most skeptical that we have a corn country, that corn, hogs and dairy cattle are the \life-savers\ of our farmers and that corn is the sur- est crop that can be put into the soil of Carter county. FOOTBALL GAME TOMORROW. The first football game ever played in Ekalaka is ischeduled 14ir .tomerrow (Saturday) afternoon at 2:30. The game will be played at the fair grounds and the contending teams will be Carter County high school, and the Marmarth, N. D., high school. Nearly every business house in Eka- laka will close during-ethe game and get out and boost the home boys to victory. . The C. C. H. S. team has put in a lot of hard licks during the past few weeks and under the coaching of E. T. Pickering have made wonder- ful improvement. Last year was the first attempt of the home boys to gather together a football team, and being short of \heavies\ naturally went down to defeat i nail games played. This year they have some ad- ditional weight and will make a better showing. \POSTDASTER CARLSON.\ NOW W. S. Carlson assumed charged of the Ekalaka postoffice on Monday. He has been working around the of- fice for the past two weeks getting acquainted with the details. Wm. Speelmon has been appointed assist- ant postmaster and went to work in the office also on the first. Mrs. Emma McPherson, who has so ably conducted the office during the past few years has accepted a position in !the county treasurer's office until after tax collection time. THE RETURN OF ISHMAEL. John Ishmael, who hails from Wil- low creek, southeast of Piniele, W83 in Ekalaka on Monday and left in the afternoon for his home. Last week's Alzada Fairplay reported Ishmael among the missing. He has beep absent for several weeks, ever since he got into a mix-up with John Crone, and Crone claims he was hit with a hammer. The Fairplay says: \Acrording to Mr. Crone's story, John Ishmael, his son-in-law, and Poker Jim Roberts came over to Crone's house and an argument started during the course of which Crone was knock- ed senseless. When he back to nor- mal, Poker Jim was washing his wounds and John Ishmael had fled.\ Ishmael admits that he did treat Crone somewhat after the fashion that Dempsey treated Firpo, but says he used his fists—without gloves, and that Crone had called him a very bad name before the slogging began. A. L. Pangburn of Lakeside Willi transacting business in Ekalaka Wed. nesday. .