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HISTORICA L SOCIET‘' OF M ON TA NA, H ELENA. • 0 • I Inli Will Be a Dig Yew roe Mootona THE HARDIN VOLUME XVIII, NO. 3. TRIBUNE Make Every Month A Montana Month • aARDIN, BIG Rau COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, JAN. 16, 1025. BIG SAVING ELECTRIC COST IN SHORT TIME It is now a little over five months since t L e Montana Power company sueceeded the Hardin Light & Power company in the furnishing of light and power to the breines; houses d residences of Hardin, and the prediction made at the time the taxpayers were asked to vote bonds in the sum of $25,000 to take over the old plant, that the cost of electric service would be lowered sufficiently to pay the interest and retire the bonds, has been more than made good, as the following figures will show: The rate charged for service by the old company was 22 cents per K. W. for lights; seven cents for power and four sents for heat, with a discount tenth of the month following service. The rate charged res- idences by the Montana Power company is 8 cents per K. W. for the first 25 K. W.; 4 cents for the next 25 . K. W.; 3 cents for the next 100 K. W.; and 2 cents for all ad4itienal. For business houses the rate re- duces by 100's instead of by 25's. lihide.r the old rate the lights in the city hall, for the kilowats used, would cost for the fiv3 months of operation, August to Deecmber, inclusive, $150.01; under the new rate, $58.10, a saving $100.91. For pumping PI- the city water works, oil rate, $1475.40; present rate, 1477.65, a saving on this item of $697.75. Under the old rate the city had 11 street lights at a cost of $110 per month; under the new rate these cost the city only $79.75 per month, which would mean a saving in the five months of $151.25 on this item However, the city decided to Install seven more lights, which they did last month, making a total of 18 street lights, th e monthly cost of which is $109.60, forty cents less than The It lights cost the city bsfore the Montana Power company came in. In the first five months ths aotual saving to the city has been $945.15, which would mean a yearly saving of $2,268.30. This is one instance where the city of Hardin made a wise move in voting a bond issue. FRED M. LIPP HEADS AL BED00 TEMPLE Fred M. Lipp, vice-president and cashier of the First Na- tional Bank, of Hardin, was signally honored at the annual meeting of Al Bedoo temple, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, at Billings, last evening, when he was elected to the highest of- fice within the gift of that or- ganization, that of illustrious potentate, and was chosen as one of the four representatives to the imperial council meeting to be held in Los Angeles in June, next. Potentate Lipp, along with the other officers of the temple, was installed immediately after the election by retiring Potentate Leon Shaw, business manager of the Billings Ga,zette. Chet Wilson is down from the Soap Creek oil headquarters. BEST BOXING SHOW EVER STAGED IN HARDIN DRAWS A LARGE ATTENDANCE One of the largest audiences that ever attended a sporting event in Hardin congregated at the Harriet theatre last even- ing to witness particularly the ten -round boxing match be- tween Pat Ewing of Hardin and Terry Mitchell of Sheridan, Wyo. Ever since the match was arranged, some three weeks ago, it has been the leading subject of conversation wher- ever men congregated, and in- terest in the outcome has been very keen. Pat Ewing has been a resident of Hardin the past ten or a dozen years and his friends are limited only by the number of his acquaintances. In his younger days Pat was a follower of the padded mitt of five per cent if paid by the SEVERAL \HOOTCH 99 g ame and has been associated W. 0. W. INSTALL AND TRIP LIGHT FANTASTIC Hardin Camp No. 857, Wood- men of the World, at its meeting Wednesday evening of last week, Installed the following officers for the ensuing term: Carl DeVore, C. C.; C. A. Wolcott, P. C.; H. R. Kipp, A. L.; II. E. Wagner, banker; R. P. Ross, clerk; Jesse D. Ross, escort; Carl Rankin, manager; W. F. Wilson, watchman; L. Noyes, sentry. The camp now has a member- ship of 114, is growing steadily, and it is in splendid condition financially. The W. 0. W. is one of the .best fraternal benefit organizations in existance and gives to it members safe in- surance in amounts from $500 to $5,900 at a very low cost per thousand dollars. They always have room on the membershp roll for one more member—don't all try to break in at once. After the initiation ceremony one of the most enjoyable dances ever given in Hardin followed. Inspiring music was furnished by Dr. C. T. DeVore on the violin, Mrs. E. C. Dick on the piano and and Mr. Dick op the guitar. Modern dances were interspersed with old-time terpsichorean num- bers such as quadrills, polkas, schottisches, etc., and the large number in attendance—between 150 and 200—pronounced it the most enjoyable affairs of the kind they had ever attended. A tempting lunch was served at midnight, after which the ddnce was resumed until two a. m. The dance -loving public—and that in - eludes most everybody—is await- ing with keen anticipation the next Woodmen dance, CASES UP IN COURT Judge Robe' C. Stong was down from Billings yesterday and presided over a brief ses- sion of the district court at which several matters were dis- posed of. \ bench warrant was issued for the arrest of John Mahoney and George 'Casey\ Wilkins on charges of unlawfully pos - sessing intoxicating liquor. They appeared in court, were ar- raigned, entered pleas of not guilty and were released on bail of $500 each. Joe Bailey was arraigLcd on a charge of unlawful posses- sion of intoxicating liquor, en- tered a plea of guilty, and was fined $200 and sentenced to sixty days in the county jail, the jail sentence to be sus- pended when the fine is paid. Henry Kunze, who last Thurs- day night took French leave of Sheri/ Gilmore and Jailor Dorn berger, when permitted to empty into the jail yard a can of garbage and was capture after a few hours' liberty at the Andrew Kallen ranch, Et few of the country, at one time be- ing a sparrine partner to the late Stanley Ketch ell, who at- tained the title of champion middleweight of the world. Though Pat is comparatively a young man, he has received some hard knocks, having a few years ago had a leg broken in an accident while working with a caterpillar tractor on county road work, and while the injury healed, it left him with a game leg. While train- ing for this bout he suffered a fractured rib, five days ago, but said nothing about it and went on with the match, ac- cording to arrangement. In consequence he was not in as good shape as a man should be to enter the ring. While Pat put up a game battle, his more youthful opponent was too shifty on his feet, jabbing the myriad of padded mitts for a few minutes, after which three of the boys were eliminated and the two remaining, Tam Dyvig and Bob Ellison, put on three -round bout. the former being given the decision byJhe referse, who stopped the bOut In the latter part of the last round. Tam has a wicked upper -cut in each )and and connected with it frequently. Next was a slashing five - round draw between \Sailor\ Duffle of Hardin and Al Hum- phrey of St. Xavier. These boys showed good form and mixed at a lively rate. Then came the semi-final of local man frecneently in the It re rounds between Joe Curry face, then dancing away from of theridan, Wyo., and Pat Pat's swings a n d escaping Brennan of Hardin, both in the practically unscathed. At the 150 -pound class. Curry is an end of the ninth round' the lo- experienced boxer while this cal man's eyes were practically was Brennan's first public ap- swollen shut from Terry's con- pearanc e. Notwithstanding timed jabbing, and he went this handicap, he evened things through to almost the close of up by his speed and hard -hit- miles north of Hardin, and re_ the tenth and last round with- ting and the referee decided the turned to the county basti:J, out being able to see his oppon- bout a draw. With experience was arraigned on a charge of ent, when he received a jolt on Pat will make the best of them unlswful possession •of intoxi- the jaw that put him down for in his class go some. eating liquor. He entered a the count of seven, and when There was not a dull number plea of guilty and was sen- he arose somewhat groggy, in the whole show. The man - termed to pay a fine of $200 Referee Percy Wilcox, at the agement promised some real and to serve sixty days in the request of those at the ring- events for t h e spectator's county jail and was given credit side stopped the bout. money and they made their for 23 days he was incarcerated Terry Mitchell completely up- promise good. Old fans said it in the county jail awaiting set the dope, the betting odds was the best they had seen in trial, he having when first a r being largely in favor of the 20 years and the younger boys reigned entered a plea of no local man. He showed much said they had never seen any - guilty. In the event he dos improvement since his bout thing like it. From a financial not pay his fine he will have last month with Joe Curry. He viewpoint this was probably the an additional 100 days to lay is very fast on his feet, is a most successful athletic enter - out. Another eharge against clever boxer, and as he has tainment ever staged in Hardin, Kunze, that of possessing a orily just reached his majority, the receipts totalling about moonshine still, was dismissed. he should develop into a top- $500. , County Attorney T. H. Burke, — Sheri/ R. P. Gilmore and Fed- M1LHISER TO MANAGE eral Officer John MacLeod are with rome of the best boxers JOHN J. CRONIN DIES determined on a strict enforce SIDNEY SUGAR FACTORY SUDDENLY AT BUTTE ment of all laws, especially the prohibition act, and will leave no stone unturned, figuratively speaking, to bring all guilty parties to justice. Former County Attorney Louis E. Haven returned Satur- day from Helena, where he had been to argue before the su- preme court for the county the case of Three Four Tops vs. R. P. Ross county treasurer, invol- ving the collection of personal taxes on Indian horses by seiz- ure and sale. Judge Stong in the district court in October is- sued an order restraining the county treasurer from selling the Indian horses and the coun- ty appealed. Because of his familiarity with the case, Mr. Haven was retained by the commissioners to argue the ap- peal. • Mrs. S. S. Johnson and her baby Dorothy left Hardin Sun- day morning enroute Speer, Illinois, where she will spend the remainder of the winter with her daughter, Mrs. Ethel Stisser, returning home in the spring with the meadow larks. Mrs, Stisser Is in poor health and may have to undergo an operation. Her doctor pre- scribes absolute rest and care - C. S. Milhiser, who a few years ago was field superin- tendent for the Great Western Sugar company at Hardin, when they operated the Alberta ranch a mile and a half west of Hardin, and VMS transferred to the Billings field when the company decided to lease their ranches in this valley, and la- ter left the Great Western com- pany to enter the employ of the Holly Sugar corporation at Colorado Springs, accompanied by Mrs. Milhiser, passed thru Hardin Tuesday en route by automobile by way of Billings to Sidney. The Holly corpora- tion is erecting a sugar factory in the Richland county city and Mr. Milhiser will be the resi- dent manager and agricultural superintendent. His many Har- din friends will be pleased to learn of his advancement in his chosen line of endeavor and hope that ere long he may he transferred to Hardin to take charge of a factory here. ful attention „hence \mother.\ On her retuFn home she will stop in Davenport, Iowa, for a few days' visit with Mr. John- son's sister, Mrs. Walter Smith. John J. Cronin, for the past ten years in the employ of the I engineering department of the Montana Power company, with headquarters at B'utte, died at the office of the company in Butte, a few days ago. While he had been suffering from Ft cold several days, he insisted on going to his office and faint- ed while seated at his desk. Heart trouble was given as the cause of death. Mr. Cronin spent several months of last summer in Hardin as right-of- way man for the Montana Power company during the construc- tion of its line from Billings through Hardin to Coalstrip, and made many friends here who will be grieved to learn of his death. He was born at Helena 28 years ago, and was a veteran of the world war, go- ing through the various non- commissioned grades until he obtained a commission, being discharged AS first lieutenant of engineers. „ J .H. Shoemaker and 0. R. Burkett of Great Falls and J. E. Fitzgerald of Spokane, Wash., were ammisr Thursday's arrivals at Hardii. notcher within the next few years. He weighed in at 157, the heaviest he ever entered the ring, three pounds heavier than his opponent. He is matched to box Battling Drake of Thermopolis in a semi-final at Billings February 10. There were three prelimin- aries and a semi-final of five rounds before the main event, Percy Wilcox being the third man in the ring in each bout. The show opened with a three -round exhibition between Glen Gustafson and Charley. Hart. This was fast and furious bout. Gustafson win- ning in the third by a techni- cal knockout. Both boys pit up a good argument with the SCHOOLS ARE ATTRACT- ING OUTSIDE FAMILIES That a number of families move into Hardin each fall in order that their children may have the advantages offered by the splendid schools of the city is evidenced by the following data obtained from the local of- fice of the Montana Power com- pany: In August last year there were 205 residences in Hardin receiving the electric service, of the Montana Power company. In September this numl-er had increased to 223, in October to 229, and in No- vember to 242, an' increase of 37 since the opening of the fall term of the public schools. slightly more than 18 per cent. In addition -to . - these 242 resi- dences the Montana Power com- pany is now serving 110 places of business, a total of 352 service customers. S2.60 PER YliAlt 'PEDAGOGUES AND TRUSTEES MEET One of . the most interesting gatherings of the winter was tie. meeting lest Tuesday of the big Horn Education associa- tien in the parlors of the Gin- • gregational church, where in the neighborhood of fifty teach- ers and trustees of school dis- tricts 10 and 1711 sat dov•en to abanquet prepared and served the Congregational Ladies' Circle. Besides all the teachers of the Hardin city schools and four of the five members of the Hardin bohrd of education, there were present Principal Edith McKay and three of her teachers—Misses Viola McKay, Lula Taul and Violet Alexander, from Crow Agency; and Truste John Bennett, Principal Geo. B. Gunderson and three of his gloves and put the crowd in teachers—Mrs. Florence Thom - good humor. Net on the program was a Miss Elizabeth Gunn, of Com- \battle royal\ between five munity school in district No. young chaps—Tam Dyvig, Bob HARRIETNEXT FRIDAY le. Pinson, Art Humphrey, Len S CHOOL OPERETTA AT as, Mrs. Mary McCulloch and After justice had been done \Shorty\ Fenster and Billy An operetta Yanki San, will to the bounteous spread, Miss Wolf. The air was full of a be given by the combined liar - did High School Glee Clubs, Friday evening, Jan 23. This is one of the most elaboratl pro- ductions Mir presented by the music department of the Har- din schools. Yanki San i s a beautiful Japanese princess, born on a desolate island in Old Japan. She is beloved by the court, but hated by her seven sisters, who bribe the Wolf 'Witch of the Island to cast its evil spell over their sister, Yanki San. Rumors of Yanki San's beauty is carried to the court of the Mikado, who sends ambassa- dors to the Island to negotiate for the hand of Yanki San. Af- ter.eing refused even the sight of Vanki San, the ambassadors depart in anger. Finally, all cures being of no avail to awaken the Princess from the spell of the Wolf Witch, her father offers her hand to whomsoever will slay the Wolf Witch and break its charms. Prince OW, son of the Mikado, slays the Wolf Witch and carries Yanki San back to Old Japan as his bride. The setting of this . Operetta is in a Japanese cherry bloom garden, a most exquisite setting indeed. The entire garden be- ing covered with grape vines and wisteria bloom,, cherry blossems, palms, ferns, Japanese lanterns etc. The proceeds from this per- formance will go to the Music Department, members of which are making every effort to pub the department on a self- supporting basis. WOMAN'S CLUB NOTES • The lecture room of the pub- lic library is being treated to a new coat of paint and kalso- mine. Owing to this, the club meetings have been held at the home of the president, Mrs. C. F. Gillette. The last regular meeting took place January 6. The subject for discussion was \Immigration with Mrs. T. II. Burke as leader. Francis Scanlon and Ruth Graber have attended the club meetings for the past two months, as reporters from the high school. Last Tuesday, January 13, at the home of Mrs. C. F. Gillette, the club members enjoyed a social afternoon at Bridge and Mah Jong. The silver offering at this affair netted a sub- stantial sum for the hOt lunch fund of the Hardin schools. The next club meeting will be held Tuesday, January 20th, at 2:30 o'clock, at the home of Mrs. C. F. Gillette. The program will be under the leadership of Mrs. John McElligott. The topic for discussion will be \Legisla- tion. Mrs. Leonora Wallace, who has been visiting her mother, Mrs. A. Becker, left Wednesday for her home at Los Angeles. J. B. Shreve and \Doc\ Spear of the Eagle Springs camp, Sundayed in town. Lucy Batty, who, as president of the association presided, compli- mented the teachers and trustees on the large numbers of each in attendance. She spoke of the recent meeting of the delegate assembly at Helena, to which she and Principal Geo. M. Harris of the Hardin high school were delegates,, and of how preud they were over the election of Supt. S. R. Logan of the Hardin district schools as president of the state teachers association. She called on Mr. Harris, who gave a report of the proceedings of the convention. Supt. S. R. Logan was called on and talked of the proposed legislation af- fecting the public schools. Brief talks were made by Trustees John Bennett of district No. IA, C. A. Corkins, J. E. McCarthy, C. H. Asbury and R. A. Vickers of district 17H, Hardin. Mrs. Vera Tash-Muench was appointed' by President Lucy Batty as the representative of the Big Horn Education asso- ciation on the Associated Chari- ties board, while Miss Maude O'Hara, Mrs. H. M. Strand and J. E. McCarthy were appointed a committee to petition the various judges asking that stiff jail sentences, as well as fines, be handed out to violators of the prohibition law. HARDIN HI QUINT WINS FOURTH STRAIGHT GAME Hardin and Fromberg fought a real battle and the difference in the score fails to indicate the speed and thrills furnished by the out of town rivals in the game played here Friday even- ing, when Hardin chalked up its fourth straight win of the season. The half ended 15 to 5 in favor of Hardin, who con- tinued to pile up a lead until the end of the game, the final score indicating 38 to 5 in Hardin's favor. • SUNDAY AT M. E. CHURCH Sunday scnool at 10 a. m. classes for au i ages. Special class for women; teacher, Mrs. Linn. Men's class; teacher, C. E. Benson. Morning worship, 11 o'clock; Topic, \David and Goliath\ or \What if the odds are against you.\ The third of a series on \The Man of the Bible in the Light of Today.\ Junior League, 4 p. m. College Club, 6:30 p.m. Epworth League 6:30 p. m. Evening service, a real live service, orchestra, big choir, the pasbor speaking. A welcome for all. A number of the members of Hardin Camp No. 857, W. 0. W., dropped in unannounced on the meeting of the Women of Woodcraft, in the city hall, Wed- nesday evening and gave them a pleasant surprise. They brought with them fnusic for dancing and plenty of eats, and a very pleasant social evening followed.