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1V11- ; 4 VDLIJIICII XVII - - a• - •-ssz r - STATE SHOWS GAIN A.,C. Bowen. superintendent of the Musselshell division, Chicago, Mil- waukee and St. Paul railway, which extends from Mobridge, S. D., to liarlowton, declared in Butte recent- ly that, in his district, \everybody has money and business is prosper- ing,\ The Milwaukee, he states, has shipped 1,500 cars of grain this sea - eon from that district. The cattle shipntents habe shown an increase of 30 per cent over those of the, past five years. This includes sheep as well sa beef, \Wie have a new industry in Rose- bud and Custer counties,\ he said. \Beets have been planted along the Mihesukee in the Yellowstone valley. The beet growers have at, last dis- covered and are beginning to take 'advantage of the wonderful oppor- tunity for beet culture in the Yel- iosva 4 soise valley.\ The potato crop in this division, Mr. Bowea said, is good and the tubers are of a wonderful quality. \It is not gereerally knovni,\ he saki, \that in addition to a natural gas well, we have also a large car- bon-bLack factory at Baker. The pro- duct of this plant is used for ink, the shonising of rubber and like pur- poses. This factory shipped 75 cars of ita product this year and hits care in storage. \Assin the coal industry has helped the business of the Milwau- kee. The Roundup coal mines have peoiseed 3,600 cars of mai this year. The whole district is in first-class condition. Everybody has money. The bell:, in fine shape. 'MAP oar presperity.-to hogs, cream and the good crops of 1923- 104-25. While the wheat yield this rear is not as large as in 1924, the advance in price more than offsets the decrease in yield. The crops of 1923-24 paid off our debts. We have the 1925 crop to fall back on and we ere happy.\ Superintendent Bowen has been with the Milwaukee 32 years. He has been a division superintendent for aix years. He started his railway career aa a telegraph operator. He came west n 1907 and started to work with a track laying crew on tbe first track Laying machine ever used in Montana. His headquarters are at Miles City. SISTERS HOLD REUNION The five living daughers of the late Mr. and Kra. Jacob Speelmon, Fkalaka pioneers, are having a fam- ily reunion this week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bud Burdett in Spo- kane, Washington. Mrs. Burdett be- ar' her marriage was Miss Daisy Speelcnon. Mrs. Frank Castleberry of Ekalaka, and Mrs. Harry Holman of Cramp Cook, S. D., 'left Sunday to meet in Spokane, with their other aiaters, Mrs. Mary E. Thompson of Burke, Idaho, Mrs. Bud Hockett of Vancouver, British Columbia, and Mrs. Burdett. They have not met together before for eight years or more. igr. and Mrs. Jacob Speelmon built and conducted the old Ekalaka Hotel, known as the Speelmon House, and Mr. Speelmon opened the first blacksmith shop here when the town -*tasted, in the 80's. ALFALFA SEED YIELD Ed Payne, the alfalfa king on Tauter creek, in McCone county, had Lis alfalfa threshed last week, and the yield was better than expected, receiving 187 bushel,' of seed from approximately 60 acres that was threshed. This is better than three buahels to the, acre of seed. The seed was threshed from the second cutting, the first being cut for hay. \‘. Lawrence Youngquist pulled his rig over and threshed out the alfalfa, and did a fine job of it. s RADIO ROMANCE A brother and sister were reunited through KFI (Las Angeles) after gliety years Reparation. Fritz E. Kuhl of Oalcland, Calif., recognized the voice of his sister, who sang over XFI, although she was singing under the radio name of Anna Jordan. Attorney Shelden returned Monday evening from a trip to the Piniele country. where he went on profes- sional business. (11 I ) I ss!' _ LIVE MEETING AT SAND CREEK SCHOOL Mrs. Juliette Diers who is teach- ing the Sand Creek School in district No. 27, near Capitol, was instrumen- tal in bringing about a m?st success- ful parent -teacher's meeting at her schoolhouse Friday evening, Novem- ber 13. The attendance was almost 100%, as there was but one absentee. The meeting was called to order by Mrs. Diers who in a few words welcomed the parents and explained the purpose of the meeting. She then gave an interesting and accurate report of the teachers' meeting held at Ekalaka November 9 and 10, which she had attended. This was followed by a school yell, flag recitations, health rhymes and illustrated songs by the pupils. Mr. Diers, who in company with Mr. Martin and Mr. Finn, had driven over to attend the meeting and take Mrs. Diers home for the week end, bang a number of Bongs which were favorably received. Open discnssions were next in or- der. Mr. Finn gave an interesting story and also complimented the pu , pas on their good attention and promptness. Mrs. Diers gave a number of read- ings, \Casey at the Bat,\ and \Cas- ey's Revenge,\ and \Plain Bob Look- ing for a Job.\ Everyone present tried pinning a tail on the mule but the mule is still tilless; however gerater success was achieved in bobbing for apples and tiying to eat those suspended on atrings. A fine plate funcheon was then served, consisting of hot coffee, sand- wiches and pickles, cake and dough- nuts with milk for the chldren. The parents were very enthusiastic over this meeting and asked to have a series of them during the winter to which Mr. Diers most gladly con- sented. It was planned to invite the public to such a meeting in the near future. -,Watch for the date. HORSE BRINGS $25,000 What is said to be the highest price ever paid for a saddle horse was given at the American Royal livestock show in Kansas City when Mrs. W. M. Matson, San Francisco, paid 526,000 for Chief Longview, owned by Mrs. Louie Long Combs of Kansas City. Chief Longview is a five gaited stallion, three years old. Horse fanciers say Mrs. Matson has taken to California one of the great- cst horses produced in many years. 31.191.39 IS COUNTY'S SHARE Carter county will receive $1,191.39 itS share of National Forest re- ceipts from the Custer National For e.st for the fiscal year ending June !)0, 1925. Including this amount the county will hays. received from this source since thz creat.on of the Cus- ter Forest a total of $10,376.26. Twenty-five per (int of the net receipts of the forest are returned to the counties within which the forests are located by Act of Congress sad in a measure reinburse the rounties for the loss of ta ces result'ng from %Nil holding fotest lands from pri- vate owneralUp. L nder the law these monies are di- vided between road and 'schools as the various states see fit. Thsy are us- ually covered into the county treas- ury and distributed over the county generally. On the Ouster Forest thest re- ceipts remain practically the same from year to year. PARENT -TEACHERS ASS'N. The regular meeting of the Parent - Teachers association will be held at the High school on Tuesday evening, Dec. 1, at 8:00 p. m. The following program will be given and all are urged to attend: Music by High school orchestra. The Five Mill General Tax Levy, Mrs. Carlson. Christmas Seals, Mrs. McKenzie. Sour Milk Turns Sweet, Two boys. School Health Statistics, Prof. Callahan and Prof. Rowley. The Duty of Parents in Preventing snd Controlling Contagious Diseases, R. B. o .Shelden. Health Song, led by C. K. Aldrich. Discussion of Home Study, led by Mrs. Buck. Social hour. Signed, Mrs. DeLoss Hall, Publicity committee. No cause other than old age has been assigned. \Uncle Ike': is entering hia ninetieth year, but his mind is clear nnd active, according to his friends. He erected his little postoffee build- ing in 1894, when he first took the office. Later news is that \Uncle Ike\ is to be retained as postmaster as the patrons of the office all signed a pe- tition asking that lie be kept in the office. OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF CARTER COUNTY . EKALAKA, Carter County, MONTANA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 37, 192 5 Thanksgiving _ ACTION VS. SHERIFF' 1Sheriff Tom Beazley of Mussel- shell county has been cited to appear in district court to show cause why he should not be removed from of- fice for alleged failure to perform his official duties. Complaint against Beazley was made by County Attor- ney A. G. McNaught. Failure to arrest when offers to bribe were made, immoral relation- ship with one Marie Ruff. failure to enforce the prohibiton lases, are charged in the complaint against Sheriff Beazley. After enumerating alleged instan- ces when liquor was sold and drank in the presence of the sheriff the complaint says further:, That William Belgard while pers t ing a jail sentence had liquor in his possession on Dec. 26, 1923, en P 1 .51}. 1, 1924, and on pec. 24, 1924, with the knowledge of Sheriff Beazley 'and that no proceedings were insti- tuted against him; that Julius Red- man while serving a jail sentence had liquor in his possession on Dec. 26, 1923, and that on Apri1 . 1, 1924, he was intoxicated; that when quer- ied by Sheriff Beasley he admitted that the liquor was given him by William Riley, and that Sheriff Bent- ley failed to arrest or institute pro- ceedings against Riley. BRYAN USED A DASH— In the eighth instalment of the memoirs of William Jennings Bryan, ncw appearing as a serial in some of the daily newspapers, Mr. Bryan tells . the story of the national con- vention, held in Baltimore in 1914 when Woodrow Wilson was nominat- ed for ',resident. Alton B. Parker was placed in nom- ination for temporary chairman of the conventhst, and Senator John Worth Kent nominated Bryan for the p1ace in opposition to Parker, who was looked upon as the Wall Street candidate. In telling of the vote, Mr. Bryan says: \The Montana delegation sup- ported me with the exception of one vote. The result was immediately carried by bulletins throughout the country and shortly afterward the Montana delegation received a brief telegram signed by a number of argry citizens saying, in substance: ''Send us the name of the — — — -- who voted for Parker. We want to meet him when he conies home.\ This is the first time in his \Memoirs\ that Mr: Bryan found it necessary to use a — when quoting the language of. any person. The language used in Montana does not ksok well in print without the use of a good many blankety blanks, es- pecially in polite literature like the memoirs of the Great Commoner. \UNCLE IKE\ FAMOUS P. M. Levi Morrill, far famed as \Uncle Ike,\ in Harold Bell Wright's \Shep- herd of the Hills,\ and for 32 years TAX PAYING TIME NEARLY UP postmaster at Notch, Mo., has been asked to resign by the government. The payment of the first half of the taxes in Carter county are due on or before November 30. This leaves but a few days in which prop- erty owners may pay their taxes without having them become delin- quent. It is anticipated that there will bc a big rush at the county treas- urer's office during the next few days.' Jack Naugle and family of Ridg- wap were in town Monday. LOCAL BANKER% FATHER DIES We have received a copy of \The Courier,\ pubiished at Donnybrook, North Dakota, which contains an obituary of Berthold Albert, father of H. B. Albert, cashier of the Eka- lake State bank, and Henry G. Al - !pert, treasurer of Carter county. Mr. Albert has visited his sons here a few times and while here formed the acquaintance of some of our citizens. The following is taken from the columns of The Courier: • \Funeral services for Berthold Albert, well known pioneer of Au- 'dia. were held from the Moravian church at Aurelia, Mr. Albert having been an active member of this church for 47 years. Death followed a year's illness of heart trouble and complications. •\Surviving the deceased are his widow, seven sons, Theirdore, Walter and Edgar of Aurelia, Herbert and Henry of Ekalaka, \Mont., Berthold, Jr., of Gold Hill, Oregon, and Harold of Detroit, Michigan, and four daugh- ters, Mrs. Thodore Nelson, Mrs..Au- Mist Rocknum, and Mrs. Oville John- son of Aurelia, and Mrs. H. E. Nel- son of Minot. \The funeral was attended by one of the largest gatherings ever seen in this community due to the host of frinds Mr. Albert had made during his reRidence here. Not only was he well thought of as a friend, but was a:ways respected and in high esteem as a worker for the community, and he will be greatly missed by all. \Mr. Albert was born near Berlin, Germany, Nov. 16, 1866, and came to America with his parents at the age of 19. The remainder of his life was spent in Minnesota anti North Dakota. He has lived in this locality for the last 16 years.\ GRIFFIN-POWELL U PTIA LS On Friday - , November 20, at the residence of the bride's parents, Carl R. Griffin was united in marriage with Miss Grace Inez Powell, the marriage being solemnized by the Rev. E. J. Sipes of Ekalaka. It was a quiet home wedding with only the immediate relatives in attendance. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Griffin, who have•charge af the Chalk Buttes postoffice. He ic an industrious young rancher and a promising y)oung man. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Powell, well known residents of the Chalk Buttes. She is an estimable young lady, and both bride and groom are popular among the *young people of their acquaintance. A wedding dance was given at the Yeoman hall which was attended by a very large crowd and all went merry as the proverbial marriage HASTOttIt AL..COOfEr r OF MONTANA, H aLENA s TRIAL JURORS DRAWN In the district court of the si- teenth judicial district of the stiRto cf Montana, in and for the county of Curter, the following list of names was drawn from jury box No. 1 to serve as trial jurors in the term of district court beginning. 'on the morn- ing of December 14, 1925, at 9 o'clock: John Oliver Teigen, Capitol. Albert' L. Thomas, Capitol. A. T. Dague, Ekalaka. Frank Rosencranz, Piniele. E. J. Thompson, Tee Dee. Carl E. Griffin, Chalk Buttes. Harley Staley, Belltower. Ola Zimmerman, Alzada. J. S. Brower, Ekalaka. Milo Fry, Alzada. Frank Owens, Ekalaka. J. E. Miles, Boyes. Robt. L. Williams, Piniele. Mark Nies, Ekalaka. W. I. Maxwell, Ekalaka. Wm. H. Pease, Piniele. Clyde Crinklaw, Ridge. H. B. Albert, Ekalaka. Geo. Cleveland, Jr., Ekalaka. Harold Elery, Ekalaka, Fred Yates, Ekalaka. Edgar N. Ballou, Ekalaka. Wm. Tauck, Ridgway. Fred L. Curts, Ekalaka. O. F. Moon, Piniele. John Bondevig, Piniele. Fred Kron, Batzel. Harry Clocksin, Plevna. W. F. Carey, Alzada. Myron Westland, Alzada. Lorin W. Gilman, Chausse. Sever M. Dokken, Ekalaka. Jens Jacobsen, Boyes. A. J. Gullickson, Arp. Harold Patton, Mill Iron. A. H. Richardson, Piniele. J. E. Burditt, Belitower. Ernest Wallstein, Mill Iron. Elmer E. Figg, Ekalaka. Ben Farris, Ekalaka. CAROLINA MAN . SURPRISED Roby Crisp of Lenoir, North Car- olina, arrived in Eitalaka last Thurs duy evening. He was called here by the sickness of his mother, Mrs. alary Crisp. Montana's Novembel weather was a great surprise to Mr Crisp. The first day he was here hi said he would be willing to bet they did not have as nice weather in North Carolina. He expected to find deep snow at Baker and thought he woulit have to make the overland trip of forty miles to Ekalaka in a sled. But hc found there was no snow and the autos were running just the sante as they do in the good old summertime. The inhabitants of the states south and east of us have little understand ing of our glorious Montana climati WOULD YOU GO BACK? Under the above heading the Chi- cagosJournal of Commerce says: \Thirty years ago, in a small Mid- dle West town, large and fine toma- toes retailed at 15 cents a peck. Nos% they sell at 12 cents a pound. Droppec: apples in the orchards were fed to the hogs or rotted on the ground. Novi - they are packed in baskets, shipped by express or carted to town to bring more than the finest peaches yielded in 1890. Fat hens that sold for 26 cents now bring $1.50. Farmers who got 50 cents a bushel for peachblow potatoes did well. Now it coAts them 80 cennt a bushel to raise them. All the common domestic fruits—ctierries- plums, pear's, grapes, currants, and such vegetables as cabbage, cucum- bers, peas, onions and beets are sold high. Cherries and tomatoes partic- ularly, the home basis for food acids during the winter, formerly \put up\ fot the mere cost of canning, are now secured only at s4iff prices, while eggs at 10 cents a dozen, and extra good butter at 15 cents a pound dur- bell. The newlyweds are now at int( the midsummer have passed away home on the groom's ranch and in never to return.\ behlf of their many friends the Eagle extends congratulations and good LUNDER HAS BIG SALE wishes. The auction sale at: the T. T. Lun- de'. ranch north of Ekalaka on the highway, which was held on Tuesday, was one of the biggest sales held in this section, both in attendance and amount of goods sold. Everything brought good prices, A. E. Dague, the autcioneer, report- ing that horses and other livestock went well. Chas. Stuart of• Marmarth was in town Saturday. He came to visit his I homestead on Dry creek. southwest cf Chalk Buttes, and to pay his taxes. He lived here before the . war. NUMBER 4$ LION COMES AROUND • We used to have a mountain lion, big and fearsome. His habitat wits the primeval forests and mountain pastures contiguous to Ekalaka. Colts and calves he considered his legiti- mate prey, and on them he fared sumptuously every day. Every so often somebody saw this fierce den- izen of the woods and lived t,o tell the tale. But he left us, and the places that knew him once knew him no more. We mourned his departure, for we needed a little wikl-eyed stuff now and then to give variety to our local columns, the same being the spice of life. We had about given up all hope a ever hearing from our old friend again. But 'alit week this story was told us: Cal Pierce, who lives south- west of Ekalaka, while out looking after his cows, met up with a moun- tain lion of enormous size, which had a \trap on each foot.\ Now, we don't know for sure whether this means two traps or four. We give the ex- act words of our informant. Mr. Pierce, who was unarmed, went after his gun and reinforcements. 'Ac- companied by Edgar Wear and Bill Meyers, well mounted and armed to the teeth, Pierce tcrok up the trail of the wild animal. The party hunted all the afternoon and part of the night, but were unsuccessful in `iseir search. We are glad their prey es- caped. For while there's life there's hope that we shall hear of him again. We like to keep a little of our irild life & If this is our old mountain iion, he can be identified by Lou Diers, Charley Whitney or Grover Cleve- land. In the meantme it is a matter of conjecture whether the beast seen by Pierre belorika-40 iewer aomebody else. I FORDE VISITS MARMARTH When Tom Ford', cashier of the First National bank . of Ekalaka, leaves town we don't know much about his doings until we read about him in some of the newspapers. Here is what we found in last week's Mar- marth Mail: \At the turkey shoot Sunday tho Gun Club ran out of turkeys before eberyone was paid off and Phil White suggesttsi to Tom Forde Ekalaka he go home with part of his spoils and that the club would send him a pair of turkeys. When the mail car- rier from Baker to Ekalaka delivered a pair of dressed Toms to Tom he sent a nice lettkr of thanks and said: '1 had a wonderful time and appreci- ate very much the fine treatment re- ceived. Hope I may be able to or- ganize a gun club here next summer so that we may have you good sports down. One turkey will grace the cen- ter of our table this Thanksgiving. The goose and the duck are enjoying special feed for later date.'\ Tom must be some crack shot. He must be figuring on starting a poul- try ranch. TO HUNT IN THE ROCKIES A party of local Nimroda consist- ing of Carl Aldrich and Gene Nims of Ekalaka, and Ben B. Gross and John Gross, Jr., of Belltower, hit the trail early Wednesday morning to hunt elk in the Rocky mountains near the Yellowstone National park. They were equipped with the latest and best ih highpower automatic fire- arms, and do not intend to return until each and every man has bagged an elk. Look for their pictures load- ed down with fruits of the chase in the January number of the Hunter - Trader -Trapper magazine. MILD HARD WINTER COMING We have been reading up on the subject and have learned that we are going to have a mild. hard winter. White Eagle, a well known Indian at Rapid City, S. D., says that the prairie grass is tall and the winter will be mild. Parmers say the corn husks are heavy and thick and the winter will be hard. We recall a pre- diction made by Dan Fisher, an Irish boy. pan said - , \I think we'll have niore weather.\ We have heard many weather predictions since we knew Daniel, but he still retains his place emong the major prophets. a I a .. 2 , !