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BELT, MONTANA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER IS, 1924.
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$2.09 PER YEAR IN ADVANOB.
VOLUME THIRTY ONE. NUMBER 22.
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TAX BASED ON
FEDERAL PRICE
Supreme Court Fixes Basis in Opin
ion on Mmsetotali County
Case.
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Helena, Nov. 10.—Montana coal
lands, acquired from the federal gov
ernment ea auch, and not entitled to
be taxed on the basis of a percentage
of their tnm value aa provided by the
state classification law, but must be
taxed on the full amount paid for
them to the government
Such is the decision of the Montana
Buprem^ court in an opinion delivered
by District Judge Frank P. Leiper,
sitting in place of Associate Justice
W. L. Holloway, banded, down Mon
day in the case of the State of Mon
tana, on the relation of E. A. Hins,
against Norman M. Moody as clerk of
Musselshell county.
The was an original proceeding in,
stituted in the supreme court for a
writ of mandate directing the county
clerk to calculate the tax on Hinx*
land at 80 per cent of the assessed
valuation, instead of at 100 per cent
ns had been fixed by the clerk.
It was brought out in the pleading«
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that Jtins bad purchased the proper
ty from the gov e rn m e n t as coal lands
at its fixed valuation of |20 per acre,
at which amount the land was assess
ed for taxation, and in which amount
the county clerk had determined the
taxes. The relator contended that he
was entitled to taxation at 30 per
cent of the assessed value as falling
under Class 4 of the classification law
*f 1921, while the respondent relied
■ upon section 8 of Article 12, of the
state constitution which reads;
" All mines and mining claims, both
plaefr and rock in place, c ont ain in g
or bearing gold, silver, copper, lead,
coal or other valuable mineral depos
its after purchase thereof from the
United States, shall be taxed at the
price paid the United State« there
for."
The opinion of the supreme court,
after discussing the law and the con
stitution, bolds;
"The language used, 'shall be taxed
at the price paid the United State
therefor,' is plain, clear, unambiguous.
For this court to say that the proper
ty in fueetion shall be taxed upon a
valuation other than the price paid to
the government therefor is to read in
to our constitution a provision which
is not there. It follows that the pe
tition does not state facts sufficient
to warrant toe issuance of the writ
and therefor the motion to quash is
granted and the petition dismissed."
WILL MAKE THIRD TEST
ON COAL RIDGE STRUCTURE
It is stated on competent authority
that the Andrus interests will drill
a third teat well on the Coal Ridge
structure seven miles south of Stock
ett
In the number 1 hole, heavy oil
showing« were found and it waa con
fidently predicted that No. 2 would
be a producer, bat the hole aras a
duster.
No. 3 will he drilled leas than offset
distance south of No. 1, and because
of Ike shallow depth of the test will
he completed this fall Geologist»
have decided that toe fault which has
been discovered between Ne. 1 and
Me. 2 cuts off all chance of produc
tion at the latter.
The oil found in Ne. 1 well, upon
analysis proved to he of the highest
grade frond as yet to Montana, test
ing fo p er cent gasoline and 14 per
cent
This oil eras found
sand. This is about ISO
fret above the Bliis sand where pro
is posriMe, but the No. 1 hole
was to such «tape that *t would haw
to he abandoned to any ease. Id No.
8 hole tta Andrus interest* intend to
tost the Elite sand thoroughly

PARENT TEACHERS HOLD
SECOND REGULAR MEETING
On Monday evening, Nov. 5rd, the
Parent-Teacher association held their
second regular meeting in the high
school auditorium. Altar a short
business seasion a pleasing program
was given «a follows:
1. Group of songs by four high
school girls.
2. Violin solo by Miss Gladys Bur
nett
8. An interesting and inatructive
address on the Public Health Service
by Dr. Pickett.
4. Vocal solo by Miss Catherine
Merkle.
6. A discussion of referendum
measures Nos. 27 and 28 by Loo Gray
bill.
7. A discussion of tile three pro
posed amendments by Ralph Oertii.
The last two numbers were timely
as election was just one day off.
- The next meeting will be on Wed
nesday evening, Nov. 19th, during
National Education week. The Legion
will aid with the program and it is
hoped to have a state representative,
Miss Hayes, with us that evening.
of Ntre Dame," the picturiaed vur^
sion of Victor Hugo's classic which
has come down through the ages with I
untarnished luster. Aside from the I
natural interest in the screening of
such a notable masterpiece, there ie
a general interest to see the produc
tion which required more than a year
to film and on which more than
COSTLY FILM IS COMING
TO PYTHIAN THEATRE SOON
"Hunchback of Notre Dame" Will
Have Three Day Showing
In Belt.,
At the Pythian Theatre on Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday nights,,
November 26, 26 and 27, will be held
the local premier of "The Hunchback
•to
Liberties were taken with the
story—being defended cm the ground
that a production intended for all
classes could not afford to offend any
particular religious denomination—
but while many shook their heads and
predicted dire failure as a result, tha
changes were all approved by the
New York critics after the world pre
mier in the Aator Theatre.
Certainly all the elements of suc
cess are contained in the production
—Universal had the story, the title,
the cast and unlimited funds.
The selection of Lon Chaney for
the title role of "Quasimodo, the
Hunchback," was a logical one. His
amazing ability to portray characters
such aa be played in "The Miracle
Man," "Outside the Law," and "Shad
ows," roles which required contortion
ability aa well aa unusual dramatic
training, is well known. It is claimed
that Chaney re qu i r e d four and one
half hours daily to don the make-up
of the deformed bell-ringer of Notre
Dame.
The Cathedral of Notre Dame was
constructed in its entirety at Univer
sal City for the production, as were
eight squares of Parisian streets at j
the period of Louis XL
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Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Beinholz of Gar
dena, N. D., are visiting with then
daughter, Mrs. E. J. Schee rx Ed
drove through toe bHssard to Great
Falls to bring them out.
Mrs- Thos. Thorson returned to Belt
Monday after haring visited tar
daughter, Mrs. Jack Martin, in Great
Falla.
Clarence A. Lepley and Marie Bleis
married to toe rectory et Greet
Falls 0» Wednesday. A bettor ac
count next
gteve Colarcfaiek, Jouas Hanson,
Peter Groasfcopf and Ambrose Vas
key of Rayneaford cam* to Belt am
The number of aspirants for that
depotyship to the sheriffs office
Increasing rapidly
most prominently mentioned aare Wm
Fluhr, Gw*. Manchester, C- C. tonwui*
Among those
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How They Voted in
Belt Valley Precincts
For the convenience of oar i endet*
who may wish to meditate upon tha
vote of the nearby precincts, we at*
publishing a tabulation of that voto.
The names of these precincts are;
No. 52. Evans; No. 66, Fife; No. •?,
Hack shew ; No. »8. Belt let ward; Ho.
69, Belt second ward; He. 46, Belt
third ward; No. «1, Willow Creak; No.
«2, Armington; No. 68, Nefll Greek;
Noo. «4, RiceviUe; No. 6t. Blyth; Ho.
66, Monarch; No. 67, Albright; He.
68. Belt Park; No. 69, Neihart.
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Duncan ....
Harris ......
Holt
Larson .....
Mayland ...
Wuerthner .....
Cowley _
Graybiil
Pilgeram
Shields . . . 18
Sutherland ....
Ward ...
Jobes ton ......
Mellon .
Peterson - 18
Eickemeyer ..
Ewald ..
Ryan -
Norton
26 1 16
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88
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12
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281
11
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Rousek _
Christinen ....
22
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16
82
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20
Woodward „
Lockhart .....
McBurney .....
Stone ..
•Young __
Wegner _
88
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19
9
27
29
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91
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80
Precincts . .68
69
80
82
Duncan ......
Harris __
Holt ...
Larson .....
Mayland
Wuerthner
Cowley _
Graybiil _60
Pilgeram _ _ 68
Shields _
Sutherland .
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81
27
68
89
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29
81
47
60
60
64
46
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63
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26
_ 68
80
72
88
46
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28
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82
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Johnston
Mallon
Peterson ..
Eickemeyer
Ewald
Ryan
Gordon .. 49
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Harper „
Nicholson
Bateman
Frank _
Mady
Moran ....
Agnew ..
Cook
Fousek
Christison
Evans_
Woodward 86
Lockhart .47
McBurney
Stoa« _
71
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Ewald .
Ryan ..
Wuerthner ...
Cowley _
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Pilgeram _
Shields .
Sutherland
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«lohnston
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Straiton ....
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Bateman ....
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Mady ..
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' Cook .
67
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19
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81
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Evans .
Woodward
Lockhart
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88
68
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j Young ...
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Harris .
Holt . .
Larson ..
Mayland .
Wuerthner
Cowley r_.
Graybiil .
Pilgeram ....
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Peterson .
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Gordon . 10
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Straiton_
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40
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Prank .
Mady ...
Moran .;... 12
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Cook ...... ......
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Christison .....
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Woodward ...
Lockhart —
McBurney ....
Stone -
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Wegner ..
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Duncan
2
Holt
Larson
Mayland .. 3
Wuerthner 2
Cowley
Graybiil
Pilgeram
Shields
Sutherland
Ward _
Johnston
Mallon ..
Peterson
Eickemeyer
Ewald
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SHERIFF OP UBBT WEDS
POPULAR BELT GIRL
Mim Edith Dun«ton Become« Bride
Frank Barter, Lincoln County
Official Saturday.
Mias Edith Victoria Dunston of Belt
and Frank E. Baney of Libby were
married Saturday at noon at the home
of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mi*.
Ed Dunston. The Rev. Hurry T.
Stong, pastor of the First Methodist
church of Belt, officiated at the nup
tial ceremony. The bridai coupla were
attended by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Joa
celyn, sister and brother-in-law of the
bride. The ring ceremony was used,
Mr. Baney is sheriff of Lincoln
county and was re-elected to that of
fice in the recent election. For a
year prior to her marriage Miss Dun
ston was connected with the forest
service office et Libby. She was born
end raised in the Belt Valley. She
graduated from the local high school
with the clue* of 1617. For four
at «tonogra
phy. in the business college* of Butte
spd Missoula.
years aha was a
Mr. and Mrs. Baney win make an
extended wedding trip betont return
ing to Libby. • 't '
AMERICAN EDUCATION
WERK, NOV. VTOfc to 28r4
National School #e*è to sponsored
by the Amertoan Legte, the Federal
Bureau of Education to the nation
al Education association These or
ganisation# have anted to towuutete
plans for a program. » «hat every
community may study the education«!
resources of the natte thru «tola ef
the tiaM
when every community should lamm
more about tha s 4u B *ti9UI» |i rih«lpl m
in the state, county and district, to
se« in what ways the school is fulfulll
ing its mission, to to what ways It
U falling ukrift a# a4«ing «Myy gi t IUI
www* »reeeeaa
IKfilHf
an squal opportunity.
One way to keep the spirit of the
week is to visit the schools. Parents
era especially urged to riait the rooms
in which their children attend, to get
acquainted with the teacher and to
talk over problems which may help
both parties to have a tatter under
standing. A cordial welcome is ex
tended.
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SENATOR JOHN OLIVER
HAS LEG AMPUTATED
Roundup. — Senator John OUvn,
cashier at the Roundup State bank,
is in a local hospital suffering from
97{blood poison. He had already lost a
portion of one foot when, last Sun
day, another amputation became nec
essary. Mr. Oliver was in Des Moines
hospital when his wife In Roundup
claimed by death last Thursday
but insisted upon attending her fun
«rai and came to Ekalaka for that
purpose. Within an hour after burial
he was on the operating table.
Mrs. Oliver died after a brief 1D
waa
new end her body was accompanied
to Ekalaka by C. W. Greening and
Dr. end Mrs. A. J. Beter, toe latter
a niece at Mrs. Oliver, who were
called from Hardin , by tar death.
Mr. Oliver was brought to the Mus
selshell Valley bespits! Tuesday
night and Wednesday morning an
other operation ww decided upon
ifter consultation, with the result
that bis leg was cut off shout throe
inches below th# knee. He is now pa
ported to be doing w well as could
be expected under the circumstance«.
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JOIN NED CMSS
SAYS PRESHKiT
In n message to th* people of Amer
ica, President Calvin Coolldge
Hm un i wrest acceptance of Gw tevi
tation to Join the American Bed Ornas
during the annual roll call to be na
tionally observed beginning Armis
tice [toy and lasting until Thank*
giving day. "A* tndtridaals it is
duty and privilege to hseeaM a pari
of this organisation," th* Previd w st
statos.
, ... .. .
but it belong nevurttalMS to
the people. It i« t he
the people in giving expromte« *»
The President's montage to full foL
"The American Red does bn* h*>
com* an intimate part of our antionml
life. Under it* congweeRwm!
It hi a semi-official agent at the guv
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lofty, unselfish hu m a ni ta rian!— ,
this nation firm» its
Ring.
'The American Bad Oroaa has
tested in war and the gfltonwtfe «f
war; In fini, «œd «si tote* «Ml*
the emergencies of peace. H h*» ham
proved «8 mrnprnmm immmmê
lor tta aöevtetion of uaMkri «6 mé
th® tariertem of tote*» Ik Mr
own and other Sande.
clear our faith to 4M* Mut mm* •*
have created tor rowfrriag «tote
As individuals It is our duty to pte
liege to ba « pari ai tW» «te
"Yearly, from Aritete* Buy to
Thanksgiving Day, te Ammvem 1*6
Jt s ranks. It enratts «ham ter
vice.
states and as President ef te Amv
Cross invitee all Ike yaugle to enter
w
{can H*d Cross I urge witemal ta
captance of the Invitation to join. Th*
your generous support. La« It* pte
woorks become your good works.
$26 NO. 8 WILL COMPLOTE
TMf IN FIFTEEN DATS
The drill Just over .the kill sad ta
longing to the 120 Bill No. 2 is lead
ing along merrily with two shift*
working th« full 24 boon. They era
down about 800 feet and are rapidly
nearing tha zone of production. They
expect to have completed toe teet
within the next 16 days. They have
encountered water in two place* just
as they expected. The first a small
flow at 20 fast pasted up «a they
drilled pest It. The second flow at
128 feet is probably to# sate vein of
water which was struck at the Wafa#
school bouse well. This ha* flowed
steadily and has retarded drilltet
somewhat. At the coal veto they ex
pect s third flow of water. When
they are through this they will ease
«ff everything and will then be ta*
ered no more. The writer waa toM
that tha upper sands gave indies tiens
of oiL
No one will have to welt very lout
for results. Fifteen days at the out
side. If oil is struck where expected
those who have subscribed for toe
stock will be Jubilant while those wta
have not will be disgruntled. Th*
odds are a little bit in favor of tta in
vestor because of tta test tost all
found to the Bette weÜ.
Mrs. G. G. Nohi tell* us that toe
following »1st of ladies have been to*
{acted to mate tha drita tor toe MMfc
dfr
yesri* Bed Crtm work,
triot—Mrs. N. H Browning , M*»- G
Nohl; First ward-M». A*Hii jgiî
and Mr», Lord; North of Bfidg®
street™ -Mr*- Stag«® M**- Cÿ»?
Second and Third avenue
Millard and Mrs. Graph**:
«venue— MM. Erri MmmMÊÊ
avenue south and Bo*. Elder ^
Mrs. Neble and Mr»- Lwfcroyj S
Misa Stffotd s»d Mi»« Bwri»
Gilbert Anäfrreo« wm ktaw
rday afret fcari«# % «
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