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i ■ s 4 UD i * 3 •< --------- Pu IB i 1 ■ * i h ■ r ==™= ===== -==S = ' VOLUME THIRTY. NUMBER FORTY-SIX. BELT, MONTANA, THURSDAY, MAY 1, 1924. $2.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE . *. Clark Bumgarner Hurt Cow Tips Over Seat Causing Runaway. Both Wheels of Wagon Pass Over Clark's Body. Laid Out 5 Hours. Oh Wednesday of list week dark* Bumgarner of Fife drove to the ranch of Jude Rubber two miles below Belt and loaded a cow, which he had pur chased, into a wagon and started for home. He started north intending to take the road from the corner of the Beaudry place to Wayne. « He had proceeded on his way about a mile and had just started down the hi!) which leads to the bottom along the creek through the McCafferty place when the cow lurched forward and knocked the seat and Bumgarner down upon Hie horses. The team ran away and Clarke was run over by both wheels of the wagon. His face was badly battered and several ribs were broker. One of these punctured his hmg and caused a hemorrhage. He came to consciousness goon and followed the team for s mile. He! found them right aide up about 100 feet up the hill toward Wayne from the main road, the cow still in the ■wagon, hut here his strength gave out and be lay down. About five o'clock he was found by a tourist who was going through to Livingston, bat whether the tourist refused to take him home or to Belt is not known. At any rate he came to Belt and notified John Healey who immediately took his car and went to find Bumgarner. The stranger did not know the roads very well but fi nally Healey learned enough to send him down the Lower Belt road. He found no signs of an accident but from a dew he had picked up he returned to Rubber's place where they told of loading the cow about 11 o'clock. The Rubbers and Healey then went ■■ ii on finally ths injured man as stated above. Healey took Mr. Bumgarner into his car and ■carried him to his home at Fife, whence his father and brothers took him on to the hospital in Great Palls. The Rubbers took the team and load and drove them bom«. At last reports the patient was get ting along as well as could be expect ed In the hospital but his condition is serious. One of the peculiar things about the accident is the fact that the injured man lay not more than 100 feet frofa a main traveled road for five hours without being discovered. Baseball Dance i The big benefit baseball dance will he held in the K. P. hall in Belt on Saturday night when the Bayneaford and Fife orchestra* will dispense har monies and jaxxy strains for the danc ers' amusement The hall has been donated, the music is donated, the lunch ia donated and nothing remains to make it,a howling financial success except the present of our friends from the neighboring communities and ALL of Belt. The roads are drying up fast and the feel of the atmosphere ia such as to make all the more alluring the thought of a dreamy waits to the tarn of delightful music. A tastefully decorated hall, an ideal floor and the presence of numbers of beautifully dressed ladies and well groomed men can not be resisted and the lunch will keep away the pangs of hunger kd give the musician* a chance to breathe. A good time- Of course there will be and he who does t Bait buying tickets ia advance. one dollar tor the this ticket for a it as a burnt offering la to the they H Taft about the call at the wild! The cuö of the crowd, the tore of the era aie and the fascination of Hie rythati atf has the same grip. We VrT* win he thaos. mm kh J} go. We all The think« be \ Baseball Dance Saturday—Be r • jp? BROKEN SPINDLE BOLT CAUSES BAD ACCIDENT A spindle bolt broke on the ear Doc" Millions of Great Falls was driving Saturday evening. The acci dent occurred on the main highway between the Hedrick and Blais ranch es. The breaking of the bolt allowed the right front wheel to come off and caused the car to overturn, doing con siderable damage to the car and in cidentally breaking Doc's crippled kg. The break qeçurred above the knee. Several years ago he lost the foot from the same leg in an accident. He is reported as doing well I CONSOLIDATION LAW HELD VALID The amendment to the Montana constitution permitting the consolida tion of the city of Butte and the comm ty of Silver Bow under one govern ment, is held to be valid by a decision of the Montana supreme court render ed Saturday. The opinion of the court is written per curiam, and the court sustains the motion to quash the cita tion and the demurrers interposed to the petition and to the complaint in intervention, made by M. J Sheehan, ar« »Iso sustained, and the proceeding is dismissed. Alt preme court concur in the decision. Answering the question raised that the amendment was an attempted re vision of the constitution, the supreme ot the sn court says that it is plain the provis ion is amendatory, and this is indicat ed by its very purpose. There are not three subjects contained in the amend ment;, the court says, as the provision relates only to ashtgle subject, that of consolidation of a city and county government The section prohibiting the submission of more than one sub ject means subjects with different ob jects or purposes in view. It cannot be doubted that the pur pose of the amendment was in the first instance to furnish to the people an avenue of escape from the evils which have grown out of what is gen erally termed the sldermsnic system of municipal government," says the supreme court on page seven of the opinion, "as well as from the disad vantages arising from duplication in government in counties where large cities exist The evils eo-evml with aldermanic government in cities are known to everybody. Indeed, the con spicuous failure of the American peo ple 4n government—a subject of ad vene comment by students of govern ment everywhere — has been that which has grown out of the aldermanic system, "The framers drew the amendment with a broad view of the aspirations' of a progressive society looking for ward to a betterment of Its local gov ernmental conditions. It -• / ceived that more modem plans or forms of government might be desired W counties, cities and towns, either separately or jointly; that consolida tion of county and city governments. or mergers of city and county govern might be favored. B y the pro posed amendment these objects were to be made possible, dependent always npon the popular will determined at the polls." Western states show a strong spirit of co-operation and blaze the trail ._* a.8. —A »jU(|Lvu»l _— a L.-. ^gar la wnmmi «iciiiwî«) cost tyy swmj w K that beet sogar to handed to the ex of all other. In ao doing they will be assisting a western industry which brings millions of dollar* to the every year. 81 fes tem railroads, representing 88 per cent of mileage west of Chtomte^He add-fti ing 160008006 annually to payrolls MB»M»ll|WMnuinn«»HuimH»MmnHHnnm»^ | ■ SI * High School Auditorium $Mky Evening at 8 o'clock. Benefit of Americanixatiart Work bn Cascade Comity. .Instrumental Music. Dance, Grecian Costume.Miss Martha Anderson Cornet Solo, selected = .Henry Rodger .Miss Helen Strand if Dance, Incense. Costume. Gymnastics, Y. M. C. A. Gym Squad .. .Paul Miller, Frits Foster, Claire French, H. Wallace Dance, Russian Costume .. A. Violin Solo, selected ... Songs.;.. Mias Violet Spehn .Henry Rodger .Primary Grade« ...Y. M. C. A. Squad Mias Vivian Miller 5 sl Gymnastics.*..... g j Dance, Spanish Costume I Comedy—"Over the River Charlie"—Colored. j .Paul Miller, Frits Foster, Florence Miller, W. Smith . Miss Martha Anderson -v- Dance, Mirror. Cornet Solo, selected. Dance, Narckeeg, Costume Music, ........ ..._ .Henry Rodger Mias Dorothy Miller ..."America" jr Admission—Adult« 50e; Graftal Me; High School 56c KUililllMI Powers Cop Exhibition Rain and Snow Spoils First Game. Powers Accumulate 7 Runs While "Spec ^_ Gets Homer for Belt. Sunday it snowed and then it rained and then it anowed some more, hut a goodly number of Beit fans drove in and shivered through five innings of play during which the Powers made seven runs while Belt was annexing one. Anderson of Dover was ex id to pitch for Belt but car trouble strand ed him a few miles from the ball park and Buehler took his place for two in nings. For the last three innings Hum phreys, the southpaw from Salt Lake, served them up. The scorer gave the Powers two hits in three innings off Humphreys and consequently the error column looks that much better. This gentleman also gave Robertson credit for Gaugler'* sensational catch in right field But later on players will be better known and the scorer will get his if he chargea an error to the wrong man. The Miners and the A- C. M.'s , there in force, shivering while they waited and did not look sorry when the second game was called off al though they were disappointed that the weather was not won favorable. The bat] was wet and perfect con trol was eat of the question. Most errors could be excused on these grounds. Tommy Adamson did hot play ow ing to the death of a near relative earlier in the day. The aeon, except for such errors as resulted from mistaken identity, is published aa It appeared in Monday's Tribune: ' FATHER RICHARD HEBE ON SHORT VISIT FROM PLEVNA lev. Father Richard, now of Plevna town last weak for a few days ririt with friend*, likes Ida p reaa ut parish but is glad ass Belt just the return ta hto charge this week Be will AB R H PO A E 8 0 1 0 2 1 . 3 0 0 0 0 1 . 8 1 2 6 0 0 ...1 0 0 8 1 0 ...1 0 0 8 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .2 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 ...1 0 t -0 2 0 ' Eft»- . Luwry, as . Knight. 3b ....... C. Daniels, lb V. Daniels, c .... Cuhrer, 2b . Gaugler, If . Robertson, rf ... Vaskey, cf . Bushier, p . Humphries, p ..„..„.-..1 0 0 0 1 0 19 1 5 12 6 8 Totals W AB R HPOA E 0 0 0 2 1 0 .^ 1 0 6 0 0 .8 11110 .O 2 2 6 0 1 Mont. Power— Williams, as .. Vinson, c. Gayer, 3b .. Selber, lb . . V. Dunwiddie, If, p.l 1 1000 Bros#, et . C. Oanwiddie. 2b, cf .1 10 0 10 Wateon, if !. King, p, 2b 8 1 t 10 0 . 2 0 0 0 1 0 .2 0 0 0 4 0 18 7 6 16 8 1 Totals . The Summary Two-base hits, • Dunwiddie; home run, C. Daniels; stolen bases, Buehler; bases on balls, off King 2, off Buehler 1, off Humphreys 8; struck out, by King 2 in 8 innings, by Humphreys 8 in 8 Innings; hits, off Buehler 8 in 1 inning, off Humphreys 2 in 8 innings, off King 4 Hi 3 innings, off Dunwiddie 1 fa 2 innings;double plays, King to Wilkins to Seiber; hit by pitched ball, by Humphreys. Wilkins; passed balls, V. Daniels 1, Vinson 1. Time of game, 1 hoar and four minutes. Umpire, Pierce, Scorer. Wade. BURNS HAND BADLY Last Monday, while Ruth Jennings was helping her mother prepare *up pte, ia draining potatoes got her hand, severely burned by the steam. She was compelled to have the doctor draws the hum She will not be able — to am her hand for some days. Norris Funeral Tuesday emmmmmmmmwmmm Service for Former Governor Held in Masonic Temple. 100 Honorary Pallbears. Body Shipped to Kentucky. ■V ■ ♦ FILE SUIT FOR REINSTATEMENT A suit to compel the reinstatement of Roy Spogen, a senior in the Belt high school who was expelled on April 25, 1324, Vas filed in district court on Tuesday by D. Spogen, father of the student District Judge H. H. Ewing issued an alternative writ of mandamus or dering the trustees to appear before him next Saturday ramming to show cause why ths boy should not be re instated. RE6IST3ATIDN1$ LIGHT HI COUNTY Registration in Cascade county for the 1924 presidential preferential pr. mary election to be held in May is lighter than the registration of two years ago for the general primary, according to figures compiled by A. E. Csu/ield. deputy county clerk and recorder. The 1924 registration for the preferential election is 11.689, The 1922 general primary registra tion was 18,345 and the general elec tion of November, 1922, was 14,770. The registration by precincts for the presidential preferential primary eke tkm to be held nsxt month, at whkh time expression will be given to pres identlsl nominee#, presidential sise national », dem« committees of the evatic and farmer-labor parties is as follows : Pet. Precinct Name No. Reg. Voters 887 No. 1— First Ward ... 2— First Ward .. 8—Piret Ward 4— First Ward ,.. 5— First Ward ... 6— First Ward .. 7— Second ward 8— Second ward . 301 382 889 824 289 888! 261 9- -Second ward 328 .. 329 458 454 260 290 19—Third ward 11— Third ward . 12— Third ward . 18—Third ward . 14—Fourth ward . 16—Fourth ward . 16— Fourth way! ..... 17— Fourth ward . 18— Fourth ward . 19— Fourth ward . 20— Fourth ward . 21— Fourth ward ...... 268 486 886 •f,. 806 886 506 294 22—Fifth ward 298 251 28—Fifth ward . « . 24—Black Eagle, smelter ... 26—Big Falls Dam (Volta) 26— Portage ..... 27— Wilson .. 28— Manchester 29— Project . 80—Vaughn . 31—Sun River 82—Fort Shaw 33— Simms .. 34— Saint Peter 298 87 14 26 24 66 166 186 41 76 36—Hardy . 36—Halliday .... 17 44 37— Cascade town (2 wards). 180 38— Ulm ..... 89—Caatner Coulee . 40— Chestnut Valley ... 41— Adel_ 42— Bird Creek .... 43— Millegan 44— Orr . 46—Truly . 46— Kearns 47— Peiden .... 48— Fields .... 49— Red Butte 66—Eden - 61—Betts . . . 52—Evans ..... 63— Stockait . 64— Sand Coulee 55—Fife -... 66—Keister . 74 69 ' 47 9 22 16 4« 47 <*. 44 71 42 85 ■'V .827 299 60 57 Hackahaw >68—Belt, city (first ward). 69—Belt, city (second ward) ... 60—Beit, city (third ward) M m 81 '.AMJtCSttOi 172 89 127 Funeral services for Edwin JL Mau ris, former governor of Montana, trim died suddenly last Friday, wer« MU Tuesday afternoon at 3:80 o'clock fca the Masonic Temple auditorium at Great Falls. Plans previously to hold the servies at ths home abandoned Monday because of indo rasnt weather. The active and honorary palibearasa met at the Norris residence, ISM Fourth avenus north, at 3 o'clock at that hour escorted ths csskst to the temple, the bearers proceeding la ad vance of the casket. Tbs Rev. Donald McMaster*, paster of the First Baptist church, eras ia charge of the survies at the T which was conducted in ths following order; »Asa's Death," Mrs. O. ». Wadsworth; scripture reading prayer, the Rev. Mr. McMastors; tot, accompanied by Johns Waerth ner, »Lead Kindly Light," Mrs. J. Van TeyUngen, Miss Alke Calvert, Mm Clerk, Harry Davidson. Eulogy, former Governor 8am Y. Stewart; vocal solo, »Lot Not Year Heart Be Troubled," Mrs. J. W. Spear; address end prayer, Dm Rev. J. ». McNamee; selection by the quartet. Hold Thou My Hand"; piano tion "Twamari* Mrs. O. P. Wadtei: worth. Formte Governor Sam V. Stewart. who gam ths eulogy, was long dated w«h Mr. Norrlk Hi politic»! «f. fairs and was a close friend for years. Ths lev. J. F, McNamee M paster of the Baptist church in which Mr, Norris at ten de d îhùg thee* as 11 At the conclusion of th« Mt-vtero f! the body was removed from the sonic temple and escorted to the «h* pel of the W. H. George mortuary by the active and honorary bearers. The active petthearen were all pan sons! friends of the deceased and slated of Gao. E. Hurd of Great Pails, Albert Stamm of Dillon, E. 8. Cooney ' of Great Falls, Frank Coqley of Dear Lodge, 8. J. Coffee of Missoula, ami 1 C. E. Morris of Havre. The honorary pallbearers inehsftpf one hundred or more of the prominent men of the state regardless of poftt ical affiliations. Mrs. Nbrris will os company the body to Kentucky whan it will be placed in the family burial plot, < Clean-Up Fri/day Don't forget your part in the clean up of the city for Friday, the day art . apart for the cleaning of communttp property. No one earns contempt by assisting in mating the city mote itary and presentable. Let everyone secure a rake or a shovel and appear at the meeting places announced below, ready to pat in a few pleasant boon working w<0t his neighbors for the common good. Of course there wilt be a few who are not ablgjo-HBlfc and of right they will be excused but if you will read the cartoon the will gal a little of the spirit of the occasion. The school children will help bat Ik is up to their aiders to set the pie The meeting places In the differ ent districts where the helper# wM meet with the children assigned to that district are *a follows; > First Ward—Upper part. Custer school; lo#sr part. Le land'* residence. Second Ward—Dahl's corner. Third Ward—High school. Fourth District dence. McGrow's real - 61— Willow Creek 62— Armington ... 63— Box BMer 64— Riceville _ 66—Blythe .. 66— Monarch 67— Aferight <8 « 12 » M m eo . H A |4 Tff ji imIi oJf^'TpuI' rMmwi ... 69— Neihart town, (8 wprda) 70— Fairfield (new precinct) .... 19« UJB» Total ;.