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STOKE TO BE NEW
ATTORNEY GENERAL
.RETIRING DEAN OF COLUMBIA
LAW SCHOOL SELECTED AS
DAUGHERTY'S SUCCESSOR
AWAITS SENATE CONFIRMATION
Nomination Referred to Judiciary
Committee for Investigation
Into Qualifications
Washington.—The second vacancy to
occur In his cabinet has been filled by
President Coolidge. Announcement
was made Wednesday, April 2, of the
selection of Harlan Flske Stone, re
tiring dean of Columbia university
school of law, as attorney general to
succeed Harry M. Daugherty, who re
cently resigned.
Having gone to the Pacific const to
get a secretary of the navy in Curtis
D. Wllhur, of California, Mr. Coolidge
turned to the Atlantic seaboard for Ids
attorney general and in Mr. Stone
chose a present resident of New York
City and a former New England farm
hoy. Mr. Wilbur was drawn from Cali
fornia's supreme court, and Mr. Stone
Is being taken from a law school, and
active practice.
The president selected Sir. Stone be
cause he has known him for 30 years
and has confidence In him ; because
he regards the New York man as pos
sessing the desired qualities of thor
ough legal knowledge and administra
tive capacity and because he looks
upon the Columbia dean as a "$100,000
am»-willing, for prrtrtotitf rertstms, to
accept a $12,000 job."
Mr. Coolidge chose Mr. Stone from
a list of six and summoned him to
Washington. Arriving in Washington
on an early train Tuesday, Mr. Stone
and the president were In conference
before most of Washington was awake,
and before 8 o'clock the president had
tendered Mr. S ton e the portfolio and
the New York man had accepted.
Mr. Stone's nomination was sent to
the senate aonn after the body con
vened, and soon after It was referred
to the judiciary committee for Inquiry.
The prospective new attorney gener
al after taking lunch with the presi
dent, returned to New York Immedi
ately to await action by the senate
on his nomination. He declined In ad
vance of this action to discuss his poli
cies or Ids plans.
During the entire period of his con
nection with Columbia, dating from
1890. when he became a law lecturer
at they university, he had maintained
an active laty practice and for several
years past has been a member of the
firm of Wllmer. Canfield & Stone.
The prospective attorney general
Is 52 years old and was born on a
farm near Chesterfield. N. H., the son
of what Secretary Weeks described
as a "tight-fisted, thrifty New Hamp
shire farmer."
HJs brother was Dr. Winthrop E.
Stone, president of Purdue university
of Indiana, who was killed two years
ago while mountain climbing In the
Canadian Rockies.
Mr. Stone entered Amherst college
a year before President Coolidge, his
parents at that time living on a farm
Jnst outside the town of Amherst. He
played football, was class orator, and
was graduated among the first three
In his class.
In addition to his duties at Colum
bia. where he became dean of law after
having been lecturer and professor,
and to his law practice. Mr. Stonè has
engaged In business and Is a director
of the Atlanta & Charlotte Air Line
Railroad and several other
corporations.
The names of Mr^ Stone and Chief
Justice Arthur H. Rugg of the Massa
chusetts supreme judicial court have
been the two most prominently consid
ered by the president from the time
of the retirement of Harry M. Daugh
erty, and decision finally was made on
Mr. Stone because of the executive's
feeling that Massachusetts already had
more than her share of high federal
officers.
.
Iowa Delegates for McAdoo
fbivenport, Iowa.—An Iowa delegn
tlon to the Democratic national con
vention In New York next June favor
able to the candidacy of William G.
McAdoo was apparently assured April
8, when nine of 11 districts Jn pre
convention named delegates who favor
the election of Clyde Herring of Des
Moines, McAdoo's Iowa manager, as
the state's national committeeman.
Ship Builders Face Crisie
London.—Ship builders numbering
100,000 will be locked out April 10,
unless the strike of the shipyard men
at Southampton Is abandoned before
that time. This action was taken by
the employers, after a conference of
all the shipyards unions had declared
the Southampton strike was Irregular
and unofficial.
Jm
21 Perish In Movie Fire
Mexico City.—Twenty-one persons,
mostly children, lost their lives and
more than 80 were Injured, when a Ore
In the Barragan motion picture the«
.teg to tbs suburb of Tacnbaya, sent
300 spectators rushing wildly from the
Structure Wednesday, April 2.
Belgium Seek» Largs Loan
New York,—'Negotiations have be
gun tor $he establishment of a credit
between «S.069.000 and $50.000.000
tar the government of Belgium ts be
«mad In scabHMng its exchange.
j
FLOODS IN IVYOMIG
DEL*™ SEFtVlCE
Weakened Bridge at Arvada Cause*
Burlington Line to Can
cel Train
\
Sheridan, Wyo. — Burlington rail
road trains running east out of Sher
idan were canceled early Friday, April
4, following reports of damage to the
railroad's bridge over Powder river at
Arvada, 40 miles east of here.
Stub trains were run from Billings
to Sheridan and from Edgemont, S. D.,
to Erlief», Wyo., east of Powder river,
it was reported at the railroad's divi
sional headquarters here.
However, resumption of through
passenger service on the Burlington
line through Sheridan was Indicated
Friday night, according to local rail
way officials by the orders given to
eastbound train No. 44.
fact that the train was ordered to pro
coed through. It was presumed thut the
danger to the bridge at Arvada was
considered past.
Driftwood and Ice. carried on the
crest of tlie river, swollen by the melt
ing of snow In the Big Horn moun
tains, plied up against the Arvada
bridge and greatly weakened It, break
ing several piling timbers under the
temporary bridge erected to carry the»
tracks when sections of the bridge
were carried out last fall and during
the winter.
An fee gorge has formed against the
bridge at Cadiz, also, It Is reported,
and broken several timbers.
Belle Fourche river at Moorcroft is re
ported high. Big and Little Goose
ereek s , - r i mn i n y throug h H iiorldnn , are
reported high, hut no danger of floods
Is appre hended at present.
One Dead in Mine Dispute
Plnevllle, Ky.—Labor troubles, brew
From the
The
ing for weeks at the mines of the
Liberty Coal and Coke company oh
Straight creek, had come to a head
April 4. George Lucas was dead and
Edward Dlshman wounded, victims of
a fusllade of bullets directed from a
mountainside by hidden riflemen. The
men, hothTrom Virginia, wore among
the company's non-union employes.
The shooting, the second time re
cently, according to company officials,
,'hnl their men have been subjected to
•a volley from the mountainside, was
vhe culmination of a series of changes
In the operations of the mines. Coun
ty officials Initiated an Investigation.
Reclamation Bureau Reorganized
Washington.—The bureau of recla
mation has been reorganized by Secre
tary Work oNthe Interior,department
and nn advisory committee.
The committee Is expected to sub
mit Its report next week, but Secretary
Work let it be known thnt a new di
vision of finance will he created to
handle receipts and disbursements,
thus separating this part of the work
from the engineering and agricultural
phases.
1\ A. Davis, former governor of
Idaho, who has served ns reclamation
commissioner since the post of dlrect
or, will take charge of the new Ilium ce
division.
. Fresh Slidss Mark Funerals
Naples. Italy.—While solemn funer
als were being held for the victims of
the disaster in the splendid old thir
teenth century cathedral at Amalfi, de
stroyed by landslides. March 26, new
slides continued, one of which destroy
ed the aqueduct which carries drinking
water to Nlnorl and suburbs.
In several places hot springs burst
forth. Inducing the opinion that the
disaster was of volcanic origin.
Credit Relief Body Chartered
Pierre, S. D.—The Agrleul tural
•redit corporation, organized for rural
financial relief In the northwest, has
been Incorporated here to operate In
South Dakota with anthorlzçd capital
stock In this state of $2.000,000 and
property valuntlon of $500.060.' James
SIcFnrland was named state counsel
for the organization, which will have
Its headquarters In Watertown.
Maine Instructs for Coolidge
Portland, Me.—Conferring on Presi
dent Coofldge
reserved to two "favorite sons" the
Maine Republican state convention
April 3, voted to Instruct Its 15 dele
gates to the national convention nt
Cleveland In June to "use every hon
orable effort" to secure his nomina
tion for president of the United States.
a distinction heretofore
Mall Pilot Flies Record
San Francisco, Cal.—The flight from
Reno to San Francisco, was made in
one hour and seven minutes, April 4.
by Burr H. Winslow, airmail service
pilot, creating a record for the Reno
San Francisco flight, according to of
ficials of the service, who calculated
Winslow' averaged 190 miles an hour,
with a strong east wind against him.
fnl hunt for gold in the Okhotsk re
gloa of Siberia, turned pirates, seised
two Russian ships and killed the
crews, numbering 35 Russians, were
Indicted April 4 for piracy on the high
seas, iue motive for the piracy, Ezure
declared, was a desire to avenge the
Nlkolaivsk massacre of 700 Japanese
by RurtWfns In March, 1920.
After slaying the eeaxpen, the only
loot the craft offered was the fish oil. j
Ttlued at 60/000 yen.
Jap Pirates ars Indicted
Tokio. —Reklichlro Ezure. and 35 of
his followers who, after an unsuccess
ON LEGISLATION
PROBES TO BE GIVEN BACK SEAT
IN EFFORT TO CLEAR UP
BUSINESS
TAX AND BONUS 10 THE FORE
Leaders Realize Valuable Time Hat
Been Lost In Investi
gation*
, _ _
V, ashlngton. By common agree
ment among pnrtyleaders, congress
will begin to speed up In an effort to
clenr its decks In nine for adjournment
before the national political conven
llons in June.
Both the house and senate will re
some consideration of the Immigration
bill. The stumbling block la each
house is whether the 2 per cent quotas
Iks Ik.*,.,! /,n th* r.pn»n« of iwv)
^ '
The senate finance committee plans
* fov röv laintr and
bonus bins and one or the other will
Ke taken up «s Zn ns ïhe Immljr "
tlon measure has been disposed of
^Besides U the' rd" department of Jus
tlce and land frauds Inquiries at the |
sennte end of the canltal the agrlcul
tore committee will open hearings on
Muscle Shoals, and the Interstate com
merce committee will resume public
consideration of proposed railroad leg
fslatlon
At the other end of the capital, four
Investigations and tWo n ubile hea rings
will go forward. The Inquiries Include
Investigation of the charges against
Representatives Langley, Kentucky f
ami ZJ hi man, Maryland,' Reppblleana.l
and Investigations of the shipping
board air craft Industry
EARTH SLIDES MENACING
TOWNS AND VILLAGES
eau of engraving.
Granada, Spain;—Spains greatest
scientists have been attracted to the.
situation at the village of Monachll,|
where the earth is moving, carrying
tn its path and. In some instances,
swallowing up olive groves and houses.
The center of the disturbance Is about
1,500 meters long and 500 meters
wide. The movement of the earth Is
gradual, but barely perceptible to the
eye.
Thus far there has been groat loss to
In one
crtips la the affected district.
Instance a cottage has been slid along
without damage for 200 meters.
French Arrest 61 tn Ruhr
Searches of
houses have begun, pursuant to the
taken hy M. Tlrnrd, presl
Dusseldorf. Germany.
measures
den of the Rhineland high commission.
and General Dégoutté for the suppres
sion of alleged secret nationalist mili
tarist organizations In the Rhineland
and the Ruhr, and already have result
ed In numerous arrests and the seizure
of many documents, proving, according
to the French authorities, the exten
Illicit
A search of 241 premises
slve rami float ions of these
activities.
resulted in 61 arrests at Bochum,
Fourteen arrests were made at Essen,
where the security police reported the
discovery of the headquarters of an or
ganization called "Schbageter Kom
pagnie of Essen."
i
Plan National Park In Alaska
Washington.—The temporary with
drawal from settlement and home
stead entry of approximately 2,560.000
acres In Glacier hay, Alaska, to deter
whole or a part of the area within a
national monument. Is provided In nn
executive order made public April 5,
hy the Interior department. Glacial
formations In the bay are,believed to
he of great scenic value and the Amer
ican Ecological society Is sponsoring
Washington.—Edward L. Doheny,
for whom a subpoena was Issued by
the oil committee recently, has been
granted nn Indefinite delay by Senator
Spencer, Republican, Missouri, nt
whose request the summons was sent
out.
creation of a monument there.
Doheny Granted Delay
Senator Spencer said Doheny had
advised him that because of pressing
buslness matters it was not convenient
for him to leave Los Angeles nt this
time.
Farm Leader* Warn of Crisis
Washington.—Continuation of pres-1
ent unfavorable conditions on Amerl-1
can farms will result In a general "deH
portatlou" of American farmers, rep
resentatives of several farm organisa
tlons declared April 5, In an open let
ter addressed to the president, the
congress and the people of the United
States. Farmers were forced from
thelr homes during 1923 at the rate of
100,000 per month, the letter said.
of foreign powers on behalf of the rtc
tlms of the Llncheng bandit outrage
of May, last, tn which n number of
Americans and other foreigners were
kidnaped from a Tlentsfn-Shanghnl
train and held captive fortmote than
a month, total $354,220 Chinese cur
rency. The American claim Is the
'argest, the total being roundly $92,000
for loss of baggage, medical attention
snd other expenses, and $52,000 for
<*ss of liberty and mental anguish.
Present Claims for Outrages
Peking.—Claims presented to the
foreign office hy the representatives
5TÜIE SUES MUUOS
ran SLEEK CAP UK
Attorn*/ General File* Suit to Coll&t
$39,000 Frpm Three Line« on
Licer'♦*
Suit to collect an aggregate of $35
poo, plus Interest, has been filed by At-1
torney General Rankin against the
Northem Pacific, the Chicago, Milwan
k«> and St. Paul, and the Chicago,
Burlington and Quincy railroads. The
fa< H set forth by Mr. Rankin were
not disputed and the only point raised
by the defense was that of constftu
tionnl authority. It being contended the
)lnff C(ins were ln Jnter .
at .. re commerce and not subject to
Rt!ltf , n m , SP tax. A ruling to yds
pf f ( . ct was handed down by one of
Montana's former attorneys general.
First honors ln thP flult WPnt tQ tfie
nftorney genernI when , Tlu w A j
.. k , n th „ . . . ,
"^ g £ 0f m ty ThuraZl Lril 3
00 ,nrK • €OTO ^ r iiHirscißjr. April
over-ruled demurrers of the railroads,
"'ZdZ ^ °" con,t,tutlonnl
® n,,,n
Horsky's ruling Is regarded hy
Ml ' Ra " kln " " co ™ pIet '' for
,h ° Exw>pt for n possible np
the r0ads wI11 further]
flgl,t ,he '
-
P ~ m0 *' nfl Beet ,ndustr ''
f «• Bani««. field man engaged by
,ho v " IIpv * ara,er8 t0 Promote better
Winning and to Introduce the methods
of growing sugar beets, was In Har
,em rp cenlly meeting the various bust
noss "« «" 6 Udjing^riTemof thfiJBQgaM
Tor the beet Industry here. Mr.
Marries Is carrying on an educational
campaign to show the farmers and
hu'viness men that a different system
° f farming w be adopted In the vnl
lp v going to be
paying basis. V ~
The campaign is now on to have all
i of t,|p farmers In the valley prepare
1 ^ r,nmd *" r 5eets In 1925 by growing
cultivated crops like corn, potatoes,
beans and pens. It has been assured
that if 5.000 acres of land In the Milk
canthus he prepared this
J P!,r | ,u * re v ' !!l no trouble at all In
J Imlmaag a factory to come here.
!
otart Colonization Project
It has been reported that the bonds
I have been sold for the Bynum irrlgn-1
j tlon project which when completed
1 will Irrigate about 200 acres of land
on the Porter bench, northwest from
Conrad, and east from Bynum. It Is
| also reported that the Great Northern
Is contemplating a colonization scheme
ftr the project, and will put settlers
oir-the land and finance them with
enough stock and dairy cows to Insure
their success. It Is expected to coin
plete the project this year.
Cream Buying Station for Antelope
Plans have been worked out where
I by a cream buying station will he put
In at Anteloi*» to meet up with the
state requirements and will be in op
cration In 1« days if nil goes right,
A building will be placed by the flour
I mill -which wilt be fitted np with n
I water and drainage system and will
be fully equipped, Gus Stelnhorg. the
miller, will buy the cream and will pay
the top prices,
Dillon Stock Show Annulled
Prevalence of the foot and month
disease nmqng cattle in western states.
especially In California, has resulted
In the cancellation of the annual Mon
tana state livestock show, which had
been arranged to be held In Dillon,
April 24. 25 and 26.
Dr. W. J. Butler.
hers of the livestock association con
ferred at Butte and decided to cancel
| the show,
j water county, has closed Us doors, ac
cording to advice received April 8, by
j State Ex a miner ÎZ Q. Skelton. Steady
withdrawals "together with a lack of
confidence, due to much knocking" are
blamed toy Cashier A. E. Southam for
the failure. This Is the first state
bank to close In Montana in more than
a month's time,
Toston State Bank Closes
The Toston State bank hi Broad
Fails to Account for Cash
On complaint of State Game Warden
c. A. Jftkaways, acting through the of
f| C e of the county attorney at Butte,
\y. C. Wilson, a druggist of Butte, has
been arrested charged with grand lar
ceny as bailee In falling to account to
the state for fishing and hunting 11
cen ses Issued by him last year.
and girls' corn, potato, poultry and
j, 0 g clubs are being developed through
t ), e county agent's office and farm
poyg and girls of club age are being
enrolled In the work through the ef
Stapleton, county agent of Yellowstone
Boys' and Girls' Clubs Organized
Plan» for the organization of boys'
county.
tmtding up the letting of the contract
Nsw Highway Stretch Delayed
County Commissioner Charles A.
Smith said that the only thing that is
the Harlem-Dodsnn federal aid
project by the state highway commis
sion 1* that, as yet, all of the land
owners along the road between Hai
tern and the river have not executed
right-of-way agreements. Several of
the Und owners art out of the state
right now and have not been heard
from. However, it la expected that
all agreements »rill be In before
on
tong.
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MONTANA NOTÖlj
TREASURE STATE TALES |
TERSELY TOLD
Farm* Being Resettled,—Abandoned
farm lands in the vicinity of Dodson
are rapidly being resettled, some by
farmers who left here one or two years
ago and some by new settlers from
Idaho and Missouri.
According to
those who are coming back after ab
sences ranging from a few months to
two years, opportunities for success
on farms In this section equal. If they
do not exceed, those in other states.
In addition to the exceptionally
bright prospects for greater agrlcul
tural activity around here, there is
considerable Interest in the report that
stamp mill will he installed at Dod
son to handle the high ghide ore from
the Landusky mines which is now Se
Ing hauled to that point and shipped
t0 E „ st Helena,
i . .
. th \ be * T
weather, there la much hope In the
I report that a large flock of wild geese
recently seen flying over Billings
heading north, which is taken as the
final word In indications that spring
has arrived. The geese apparently
landed nt Hollings lake northeast of
day*, arriving from the south and
m « n - v of tl,e fathered travelers, sens
ln « thnt thls sect,on WRS 1° have a
»IM winter halted In the Yellowstone
valley last fall and spent the winter
here rather than continue -their long
flight south.
Drives Hogs 50 Miles.—John L'nder
man, a fanner of the Glentana section,
rooontly dro v e 1K > fat Im g r ananar
to h!s nearest shipping point, Seobey,
without 111 results and proved that
unfavorable marketing Conditions
dermnn declares he saved $200 by
Wild Geese Seen.—For those who
Ducks have been reported for several
are
not a bar to successful hog raising in
that section of the county. Mr. L!n
"walking" his hogs to market rather
than freighting them by truck, and
I that the animals arrived in better
| condition and with less shrinkage than
would have been the case otherwise.
I s t ealner Kallispell made the run to
I g omers Marcb 30 . carrying a large
I amount 0 { freight*. No regular run
has been scheduled as yet. A tugboat
I | H being constructed for the Dewey
Lumber company on the Poison beach
t0 p e used j„ towing logs from the
various logging camps around the lake
Navigation Opens.—Navigation has
been resumed on Flathead lake. The
to the sawmill.
Refinery at Missoula.—Articles of
incorporation of the Hart Refineries
company have been filed with Clerk
and Recorder Bablngton. The capital
stock of the concern IS $50,000 and It
is formed to buy, sell, trade and deal
with and In petroleum and natural gas
In all forms, and will have Its principal
place of business In Missoula.
Over the Great Divide
PlonMra »f fort» v»»m afo, *r mart,
who havo coma to tho ail ot the trail
HARRINGTON — Fayette Hnrrlng
ton , pion ee r l egislator, miner and ih c p
chant, died at his home at Missoula at
the age of 81 years, in 1804 he Joined
an emigrant train bound for Montana:
During the pioneer days he engaged in
mining, merchandising, banking and
the cattle business, and was active in
politics, being a member of the First
and Second legislative assemblies.
MICHELSON — Andrew Mlchelson,
pioneer rancher of Jefferson valley,
died suddenly on the train at Dillon
en route from Los Angeles to Harri
son. his home. He was more than 60
years of age and one of the first set
a
a
on
tlers In Jefferson valley.
COOLEY—John R. Cooley, well
known rancher of Musselshell, died at
his home after a few weeks' Illness.
He was 66 years of age. having come
to Montana In 1880, settling on The
present ranch near Slusselshell.
CONDON—Daniel J. Condon, early
settler tl5è"NîêT»ü'rI 'mining district,
died at his home at Niehart at the age
of 66. He came to this state from
Colorado in the early eighties.
ROWLBS—Mrs. Ellen M. Rowles.
wife of Presley H. Rowles. died at the
family home at Great Falla, aged 63
years.. She came to Montana with her
aunt 45 years ago.
GRORRITE—William Gobrlfe, one
of the early pioneers, died at the age
of 82 at Helena. Coming to Montana
in 1863, he was active In Vigilante days
In Virginia City.
HODGES—Woodson Hodges, Park
county pioneer, died at his home on
Missouri creek, aged 73 years. He
came overland by wagon from Mis
souri In 1874. —
MURPHY—Mrs. Mary Murphy, pion
eer. died at Helena. She came to the
state ln 1S63, living roost of the time
Ln Lewis and. Clark county.
HEAD—Nqrval Head. 78, died at his
ranch home on Reese creek, near Boze
man. where he had lived for about 40
years.
QUOTATIONS OF INTEREST TO
MONTANANS
Week Ending April B.
gg«. No j dar g northern. $.92; No. 1
northern. $.84; Rye. $-84; Corn, No. 2
yenow. $.71 Vi ; Flax, $2.4414.
Chicago Livestock: Cattle, top, $12;
Hoga> top> $1.70; average. $7.90;
sheep, good clipped lamb«, Î14 ; choice
^ „***. gu sa _
New York Metals; Copper, 13%c;
Tin. $50; Lead. Dej Hlnc, 6%a
Minneapolis Grain: Wheat, (Mon
tana Station basis) Dark hard winter,
a
YELLOWSTONE CROPS
BRING $5,130,000
Value of Five Principal Crop* For
1923 Complied by Billing*
Commercial Club
The total value to the farmers of
Yellowstone county of the five princi
pal crops grown upon their land Id
1923, was $5,130/100, according to sta
tistics that have been gathered by the
Billings Commercial club. This sum
Is exclusive of livestock, poultry, vege
tables and the minor grains. It in
cludes only sugar beets, beans, corn,
alfalfa and spring and winter wheat.
, There are 2,500 farmers in Yellow
stone county. Spring wheat holds the
record for the largest acreage sown
by them to any one crop In 1923, with
56,000 acres. The total wheat produc
tion for the county last year was 1,800,
OOO bushels, valued at $1,620,000.
Alfalfa Is next with 46,000 acres
the value of the crop being placed at
$1,250,000. One noticeable fact Is that
the 45,000 acres devoted to alfalfa pro
duction, returned only $15,000 more to
the farmer than did the 11,000 acres
which were In sugar beets. The value
of the beet crop to the farmer was. un
der the co-operative plan In effect,
$115 an acre. The total bean crop of
the county was 11,900,000 pounds, har
vested from 10,000 acres and the crop
was valued at $595,000.
State Cow Shatters Records
Grace Konlngen, a Holstein cow
owned and bred by the Montana State
college, has finished a production of
32,280 pounds of milk for the year,
which gives her the,, world'll record.
The cow holds the state record for
cows of all ages for production In milk
and butterfnt.
Distribute Funds to Flatheads
Approximately $130.900 In tribal
funds of the Flathead Indians Is being
paid out to the Indians this week, ac
cording to Charles E. Coe,' superin
tendent of the agency. The payment
will be $50 per capita for the Indians
whose names are on the tribal rolls.
9
OIL NEWS
•••■■••■•••«■a«
TREASURE STATE ACTIVITY
~ BRIEFLY RECOUNTED
Fenn-Kentucky Oil company of West
Virginia made location for a test well
on the Baurel structure, west of Bil
lings, and Is now rigging up with
standard steel derrick and heavy duty
rig and tools for a deep hole. Unless
unfarseen difficulties arise the well
will be spudded In before April (0.
The test well location Is about two
miles north of Laurel on the F. W.
Schauer ranch. Mr. Schauer, organ
izer of the Shower Oil company, whitjirt
one lime planned to test the same
structure, owns a big block of acreage
the area to be tested. The loca
tion is about one mile north of the
Hoyt well drilled severat years apo
a depth in excess of 2,100 feet. The
coming up with the water through the
plug.
For the first time In the history of
Kevin-Sunburst field, near Shelby,
government permit Is being con
tested with a view to cancellation hy
private party, who homesteaded the
land and gained title to surface rights,
failed to file on the mineral rights,
under the leasing act, prior to the en
of another person. William Sen
brook of Kevin homesteaded 320 acres
the west side of the field near
Kevin In 1920. before there was any %
evidence of oil In the vicinity, and In
1922, F. A. Pike, formerly of Chester,
Mont., received a government permit
as a result of his application for a
lease on 200 acres of the Seabrook
homestead. -
That work of drilling for gns with
which to supply the requirements of
Glendive householders will he started
In about 60 days Is an announcement
made by Manager John Johns of the
Eastern Montana Oil & Gas company,
who Is In Olendlve from Forsyth. Ac
cording to Mr. Johns the well will
he drilled on the Baker-Glendive anti
cline in the Ash creek country, at a
point about 21 miles from the Cedar
creek wells. The drilling rig has al
ready been moved to the site of the .
proposed operations, and Mr. Johns
says he has secured the necessary pipe
for th^llne. ->
Charte« L. Emmons, president of the
C. L. Emmons Oil syndicate, announc
ed ujton his return to Shelby from Kal
ispell, the sale of 480 acres of land
In fee to Minneapolis parties. The
transfer Is made to Dr. Craine of Min
neapolis. The land Is a part of the
ranch of Jean Hasquet and wife of
Shelby. Moot. The original owners
reserve from the sale of 6 per cent of
the oil and gas rights. While the con
sideration was not made public. It is
understood to be around $30,000, which
comes to $62.90 per acre.
Hog* Shipped Out to Market
Two carloads of fine bogs, all fin
ished off nicely with a corn ration,
and three carloads of fist cattle have
been shipped to the market from Har
l«n. This was a community shipment
supervised by L. D. Teeple. who has
been appointed local representative of
associa
tion. It is an unusual thing for cattle
be shipped from this section at this
Urne of The year, hot It has been sneto
fins winter and there has been auch
of feed that cattle ara
tin-two conditio«

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