The Flathead Courier (Polson, Mont.) 1910-current, July 27, 1910, Image 1

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T H E F L A T H E A D C O U R I E R . ‘POLSON DOES THINGS’ KUME 1, POLSON, FLATHEAD COUNTY, MONTANA, THURSDAY, JULY 27, 1910. NUMBER 16 [WEIGHTS WIN EASILY lidn’t Gel i “Leok In” ill 6 m m With Tin Friday Evenlie won—live innings were frenty-flve to seven was the ; place lost Friday eve- *as by al) odds the “best I off in I'olson. ie had been talked of for so a good sited crowd' |the baud was out to see tlie .un it was. le started with tiie leans in nd Silver at the bat for the flits. The lirst ball that ireisented silver swung on it sailing over tlm center lliead. Ue managed to before, the ball« as run ck followed and lie also i long one Silver getting to til followed by sending a McMichael wlio would it had he sat down las i l was It went clear to -.Mid Silver and Hick both |agu« duplicated Wall’s hit < McMichael failed to sit enough and Wall cam* |llague landed on second, on next h it tlie ball for a Fleming at short ;who ab ait It, but while his in* good liis judgment ol {ball was was poor and iw itched it.” Hague came Johnson reached second. | knocked an easy one to iflrst, and lie tlelded the (fully and beat the runner | thus scoring the first out, wo men up got out and in ent Johnson scored so the i tlie field wltii five runs dit. S tlie twirling for the fats lie bad really got warmed ) who was the first man up ns had pounded out a home “skinneys” almost went ngston failed to connect Ps curves and tiie umpire _ out. McMichael liad a lan d waited, and received a , lie marie a sensational ond and came home on ong drive over Johnson In . Lowary scored and Itlie chances for llie leans, > Barbe both struck out. Jbtid inning was where (he at up for the gentlemen of tild. The fats almost ran i to death, ere many sensational plays jes, although Hague’s slide en tlie hall was now liere In Itlie best stunt, Densmore Ml play by picking up Uw fstanding on Ills head, Wells J distinguished himself by | to let the lull get noelo-e to et not touch him. A nd tlie tin thirteen scores. Tlie ftelr half failed to get a man ihird the fats were too tired |oniy got tliree, while the two. fourth inning Carl Wright t>aw.son accepted the battery pand didn't give tlie fieshy ok-ln. The fats not to be |lso changed pitchers L. II. _olng on the rubber and re- jthe compliment. Bftli each side made two tuns nutual consent called the Everyone was satisfied ex i of the lean players and the pproach fund was swelled {ty dollars. As advertised “The Whirl O’ th’ Town\ was presented by local talent at the Bijou Saturday evening. There was an appreciative audience and tliey thoroughly -enjoyed the enter­ tainment given by the amateuif. I). F. Barloga carried the part of the newly elected senator from a country district, well, Charles Al­ ward was an ideal lover, P. Spabeig asprlv&te secretary to Senator Squills* acted like a professional, Wm. Bar­ ber as political lobbyist, and B M. Couture as Arizona Pete were wellchosencharacters. A. Llvergood, the farm boy and L. Shulkln as the tramp entertained the audience with tlielr pranks. Erva Trow as the vil­ lage belle and Mrs. McCann as Agnes Watson were pleasing characters. Mrs. AI ward's representation of a coy maiden lady was perfect. Miss Gert­ rude Hart as Pretty Soon was popu­ lar with the audience. In fact everyone played their parts well. Of course some did better than others. All could not be stars. But taken Ml In all It was a good show. Although they would have been bet­ ter prepared had they not been com­ pelled to rush It through on account oi tlie'tlieatre being engaged for this week, tlie time they had expected to present it, and Mr. Williams showed his-ability as manager and trainer In having everybody and everything In its good shape as he did in so short a time. By request tin show was re peated Sunday evening. ANOTHER BOOSTER FOR POLSON. HOME TALENT PUT MAKES GREAT HIT Among the late arrival? in Poison was Mr. J. J. fieimer and wife of Harvey, North Dakota, tlwy being on their wedding tour, from tlie coast. Mr. Relmer Is assistant cashier of the First National Bank of Harvey and while here took occasion to examine tlie condition of the Flathead County State Bank, in which lie aud some of his associates In Harvey are some­ what Interested. After a careful and through examination into every detail of the Flathead County State business under the local management, Mr. Ueimer states he lluds everything in perfect order balancing to a cent, and witli Cashier M. A. Myhre in charge, the institution stands among the sound Institutions of tlie land, capable of rendering great assistance with its paid up capital of $25,000 In the development and iniprovment of the country. Mr. Iteimer and bride go from liere lo the National Park for a brief visit and expect to reach their home at llarvey about the middle of August While liere they had nothing but good words for Poison and the Mission Valley, and in turn tlielr many new friends wish them a long and happy life. LIKES THE HOMESTEADERS Mn. R. 8. Davis and son drove into Poison today on business. They are located five miles west of llonan. Mrs. Davis seemed well pleased with the outlook; although the water prop­ osition is a hard one. Hauling water for all purposes Is a task, but, tliey hope for something better before long. Mr. Davis is still at Langford, North Dakota, looklngafter ids hard­ ware business. But lie expects lo re­ turn to the reservation in the fall. Mrs. Davlsspeaks In tlie highest terms of her neighbors and she thinks tiiere are no better people than the settlers of the reservation. MIDGE APPROACH QUESTION UP BOY DROWNS NEAR FISK RECLAMATION CAMP Pimlsslm to Cross Park S Street Promoters Will Alio Aik For Right To Put In Approach Tiie City Council held a special meeting Tuesday evening to consider a petition for the granting of a per­ mit to build an approach from the foot of C street across the city park to counect witii the bridge. Afler conslderable discussion the matter w u referred to the street and alley committee, with instructions that they look over the ground and report to the Council the next evening. At tiie meeting Wednesday eveuing a large delegation of the interested property owners was present and con­ siderable talk was indulged in. The street and alley committee rec­ ommended that the petitioners be required to furnish a bond to protect tlw city from any damage suit that might be brought on account of tlie building of the approach, and also that plans and specifications be sub­ mitted to the ‘ Council for their ap­ proval. It was then moved that the permit be granted under these conditions, and a vote taken. Tiie vote resulted In a tie, Chambers, Wright and Kiser voting no, Dawson, Gabb and McDon­ ald, yes, Mayor Mansur casting the deciding vote iu favor of granting tlie permit. Tlie petitioners were notified to have their plans and I kiik I s In readi­ ness to present to the Council at their meeting Friday evening. It Is understood that at the next meeting an application will be made to build an approach frojii the foot of B street to the bridge. Tills applica­ tion will undoubtedly be granted so the probabilities are that there will be tw 6 approaches. Austin Epperson a young man em­ ployed at the Fisk lleclalmation Camp was drowned In oue of the pot holes near the camp last Tuesday evening. Epperson and a young man named Beckwith had arrived at the camp tliat day from Missoula, lu the evening, being dusty and tired from their trip they decided to take a swim The pond was hot a large one and they started to swim across it. When in about the c?ntcr Epperson said that lie wus about all In. Tied;wltli at tempted to assist him but becoming exhausted himself had to release his hold aud Epperson sank Immediately. Aa soon as lie reached tlie shore Beck­ with gave the alarm aud in about twenty minutes llie body was re­ covered. A physician from llonan was called and every known method was tried to resuscitate him, but to no avail. Tlie body was taken to Missoula for Interment. FORTY BUSHEL PER ACRE GOOD FOR DRY YEAR Mrs. M Crow went out to the farm home of F. Wilson, four miles south east of Poison on Mouday to lake soine harvesting views. She took three, one showing tlie twentyslx horses aud the machine cutting the grain, another shows the opposite side of tlie machine where they are sacking the wheat and a third gives the front view of the outfit, with the teams hauling tlie loaded grain. They are great pictures showing great country. The wheat in tills field averages thirty-live bushels to the acre. A part of it yielding forty bushels. Muqr Nw Fires Riporttd Rain Tin Only Nopt. Tiie forest fires are still raging all over the Northwest. .Although in some places the situation is not as serious as it was last week. In Washington they have hundreds of men lighting the flames. In Montana theyarestill calling for men to stay tlie conflagration. At Libby tlie situation is so serious tliat the Governor has ordered the company of state militia, that was about to leave for the encampment at American Lake to remain to aid fire fighters. West of Iron Mountain along tiie Milwaukee right of way Is raging the worst fire of the season in this part of Montana. A large force of men using every effort.possible have been unable to lo stay its progress. Frenchtown has called upon the forestry headquarters at Missoula for help. Yesterday a large number of men were fighting fire on the slopes of the Bitter Hoot mountains just west of Fort Missoula. Locally, no fires can be seen from Poison now, but the atmosphere, which had cleared for a few days, again smoke laden and the sun goes down through the haze like a great ball of lire. BUI Ywr DriakliK Witsr Dr. T. D. Tuttle, secretary of the state board of health lias Issued a warning against the use of water for drinking purposes unless i l lias been boiled. He says: “It is a well known fact dial all water supplies in the slate are inucii lower this year t han usual. So far. as I have been able to learn the streams are lower today than i l is customary to find them in the middle or last of August. I Mirier ordinary conditions polluting mutter entering a stream !i small quantities would be compar­ atively harmless on account of the great dilution, but llie same quantl ties of polluting matter entering tiie streams this year becomes a very dan­ gerous factor ou account of the high degree of concent ration resulting from the low slate of the water sup' ply. We therefore urge the people of Montana, (and by Montana we mean every part of this great state), to boll every particle of water used for drink- i;ig purpoes, and we predict that un­ less this precaution is taken tiiere will be severe outbreaks of typhoid fever throughout the state. WHITEFISH NEEDS A CEMETERY. THE WEATHER In Would Like To Play Ball Ii' llathbonc of the Bonan jfrows more hostile towards On baseball team each week, ithe latter do nob care to in- I a “chewing match” with the I players from that burg every pul (lie flxin’s to lionan s season one game getting ton clean hits otf their star ('and after that the Pioneer nerve to accuse the umpire fifing the game. lo! Urol her, when your team, Jfergel one, learns to play ball, kll player should, and not put jtim e telling the umpire, the |g team and the spectators J do and whatnot to do, Poison pousider a p in e with .you. The temperatures a6 taken by the U. S. Observer Frank Browne at the Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Max Min. Set. 90 50 t)0 110 57 85 04 07 1 ) 1 9 1 ea 04 80 55 78 8+ 41) 82 (10 52 8! ELECT CHIEF OF POLICE The city council at Us meeting last Friday evening elected J. E. Hern chief of police. Mr. Hern Is ainrtd timer in Poison having arrived liere July 14, of last year, lie showed his failh iu t he town a t the lot sale last fall by bidding in llie lirst lot pul up. He came here from Vancouver, Wash ington and says he is hereto stay. Mr. Hern will undoubtedly malic good ottidal, aud the council is to lie congratulated ou securing him. -------- ------------ WAS JUSTIFIED IN KILLING DOG A law suit in Justice Daily's court Saturday afternoon furnished enter laiiiment tor a number of spectators The suit grew out of the Killing of a dog lielonging to L. II. Johnson b,v F It. Miles. It .developed at the trial that tiie dog waschasing Miles cattle, so the Jury decided that the cattle were more enliliud lo protection than the dog, and acquitted Miles. DANCE AT THE NARROWS ATTENDED. WELI FOREST FIRES STILL RURNING DAMAGE SUIT MAY FOLLOW FERRY BOAT ACCIDENT Attorney Lingenfelter,of Kalispell was in Libby last Tuesday looking'up the county records as lo tiie contract for the construction of the Libby ferry boat, which foundered in the Kootena* some weeks ago, causing the death of three by drowning and two by being crushed by the cable. I t is rumored that Mr. Liugenfelter 1b acting as at torney for the heirs of four who lost their life on tliat fatal occasion Whether the ferry was b u ilt accord ing to specifications or not remains to tie seen or w hether that would cut any figure in tiie case, is very doubtful. It is stated that the old ferry had notices ported oil llie boats that tlx county would not lie liable for any damages occurring through accident but tliat no such notices had yet been posted on the new craft. I t is also staled tliat tiie craft had not yet been ordered into commission, and that Commissioner Pratt had forbidden its use. It is hardly possible that aca>e will lie against Lincoln county under conditions as they existed at tliat time, as the commissioners by build ing a new boat showed conclusively that they trere endeavoring to give the public the best obtainable service. Had the accident happened under tin commission of some old worthless tub of a boat, doubtless an action would lie, but hardly under present condi tious.—Eureka Journdl. CATHOLIC DANCE POSTPONED T I L L AUGUST 5th Tlie ladies of the Catholic church have postponed their dance and social that they advertised for Friday eve ning, one week. And instead of hold ing it in the public square it will be given at the Bijou Theatre. IJemem- ber tho date, Friday August otli. Although I here are not many “dead ones” iu Whitelish, and as a health J resort it is unprecedented, yet there j are enough accidental deaths to make a burial ground a great convenience. The funeral expenses incurred under existing condit ions would wipe out tlie savings of a lifetime, to say noth­ ing of the unpleasiug features existent on such an accasioti when a trip by rail ou an indirect route, causing long and tedious waits at transfer points; or if tlie funeral party has lo be driven across the country over bad and dusty roads, or perhaps the in­ clemency of the weather would make the tiip nexi to impossible during the winter mouths. All these unpleasant features coupled with the sadness, sorrow and grief attendant upon the death of a friend or relative, makes us feel that we cannot uliord io die A burial place in Whitelish would eliminate many of these hardships. Let us assist the council in securing a cemetery site for a linal resting place.—Whitelish Pilot. Three Ball Games Next Week The base hall I earn promises (o give us three good names next week. The Big Fork hoys are coming down to play a three days series beyinning with Sunday. The City of I’olson aud Dolphin took a big crowd lo llie narrows last evening. Tiie band went along and discoursed sweet music going and coming and furnished music for dancing at the island. A large num­ ber, wiio did not dance went along for the outing ou tiie wateraud to breathe the fresh air of Ihe island. ODD FELLOWS WILL PICNIC The Odd Fellows and Itebekahs will have a big picnic at Wild Horse Is­ land one week from Sunday. Tho Odd Fellows from liig Fork will meet the crowd from I ’olson there and a good time is expected. The Polsou band will go along, aud a cordial invitation is extended to everyone to attend the picnic. Full particulars will be pub­ lished next weelc. IMPROVE DIXON ROAD J . t\ Soderstroin, one'of Uncle Sam’s clever young forest ranger, is .spending llie day hi tlie city. Last week lie was engaged, with a force of helpers, in improving a section of the Polson- Uixon road so tliat people can get to Warden Hodges ranch, in tlie National Iflsou range, on tiie hanks of Mission creek. The grade has been reduced aud tlie road put iu lirst-class condition. This will be the main en trance to the park. This week Mr. Soderstroin will build a trail along the southern border of tlie range, near Jocko river. He will have a squad of ten at, work __ Missou­ iian. Show Drew Small Crowds The lUitli Craven Company played to small houses three nights this week They left Poison on the early morning boat today. There was no adverse criticism of the company, but it.seems that there has Just been to much “do­ in’.” And they failed to advertise their coming In the Courier, which was a very grave mistake. — • . . . . Establish Branch Store Dawsons Iiave established a branch store of t heir under! akingdepartineu t at llonan and placed S. A. Bice in I lu charge of il. IRI06E TO BE COMPLETED NEXT WEEK Mr. Sweet who lias charge of , the building of the bridge says tliat the work will be finished in about a Week. A number of the weat side rancher* are now at work on the west llde ap* proacli and with twp approaches cob* templated on this side the bridge-will soon be ready for traffic. RACES AT THE COUNTY FAIR Preparations are under w»y toi place the racetrack at the F a lrin flrstalaw condition. The fastest lames* ho* rsea in llto Northwest are entitled to a good track. It is probable tliat the 2:10 pace will be pulled off the -first day. A tremendous effort will be made to get out a large exhibit o f farm products. Owlngto the dryse* son, the Flathead Valley to one of tlie few sections of the Northwest that has any grain This is the year of our opportunity to show, the other people what we have. The people of Big Fork, Poison, Boltins; Whiteflsb, Libby and Eureka have expressed a desire to bring community exhibits, and other communltlee expect tO ea* ter. LIST OF SECOND 3000 NUMBER HOLDERS RECEIVED AT , U NO OFFICES Tlie land office at Missoula and Kal* Ispell have received from Washing* ton the list of those wlio are tfr be given opportunity to make entry iu the second Flathead filing. Number 3,000 will be called in Kalispell at 9 o’clock the morning of September 1 and InMissouJa September 8. After these dates tlie calling will be contla* ued iu each ottice, first at the rate of 100 names a day and later 200 a day, until tlie list is completed. This will be on September 22 at KalMpell and on September 29 at Missoula. November first the land tliat has not been tiled upon will be thrown open to eutry. Flathead Berries Fine. •The proof of the pudding is the eating.” And that is why we know that Flathead fruit can’t be beaten. The Courier family lias tasted the the lusciousness of tiie l'ruit grown in the lake country. They were from the ranch of VV. Cramer and were so large and perfect that they made one thing the drouth was all a dream.” TELEPHONE LINE GETTING CLOLE Work of putting up the cross bars for the telephone wires across the bridge is now iu progress. The line men are now within a couple of miles of the west end of tlie bridge and it is thought that the wires will be in to town by Saturday night or by the ilrst of the week sure. MONTANA WILL BE GREAT DAIRY STATE, SAYS EXPERT That Montana is to be the greatest dairy state In the United States with* in the next few years, is the opinion expressed by Joel J. Wlnkjer, a dairy expert connected with the depart* ment of agriculture at Washington, I). C., says tlie Great Falls Tribune. Ma. Wlnkjer has been appointed dairy expert for llie state of Montana, and recently made a tour of the state in tbe performance of his duties. He is to make a trip to Montana each year for the purpose of inspecting its daisies and dairy products and report­ ing on tlie same. In ids recent trip lie expressed himself as well pleased with the prospects of llie dairy Indus* try iu tiie stale and predicts a splen* lid future for the industry and during a conversation on the subject had the following to say; “1 have beeu with llie department of agriculture for a long time’ I have tieen inspector of dairy products in litferent slates, but 1 have never had ixperience with as good products as .hose furnished by the farmers in . his state. The cream is without an equal in the United States. I attribute this io the very favorable seasons and other climatic conditions of Montana. The water is cold and t he forage is .nost excellent and the dry climate prevents tlie various forms of disease o common in some of the eastern states. in my t r l p l only saw one cause hat tends to keep down the dairy in* dustry and that is inetllcient help in the creameries and dairy supply houses. The people will have to get educated to hiring only those butter- makers wlio are competent to get best results from the machinery. I also noticed that the fresh warm made miter was as a rule superior to some of the other products in tlie market aud invariably the butter roll that ia aimed out. on the farm is from one to three ounces underweight. More care should be taken both by the manufacturer and merchants to fee that such a thing is prevented as it is a deliberate steal from the consumers. With natural conditions favorable for the best curing of hay. witli the excellent water supply, transport atlon facilities as they are found in the Hitter Hoof. Gallatin and Yellowstone valleys, 1 look for Montana to be perhaps the greatest dairy stale in ihe United States in tlie course of theuestfew years.\

The Flathead Courier (Polson, Mont.), 27 July 1910, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.