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1 RE
bald au tost
for school district No. 8»
of toe
of the heard fop three yean.
Mak ker, Dominie Spogen and Charles
; Jade
Johnson. Three hundred and forty
nine votes were cast to spite of the
snow which rendered travel by foot
or ear, difficult and hasardons.
Rubber r ece i ve d 186 votes; Spogen
of the hoard will now
-be N, H Browning, H. E, Wood, S. A.
Remington, Jade Rubber and'Dominic
- The Judges of the «lection were
«toarles Lochray. N. T. Wilson and
John Epperson.
.Three of the attorn got caught to the
cover of the ballot box necessitating
the counting of the ballots several
times before they were discovered.
Saturday evening the school board
met as a canvassing board and after
having received the returns from the
judges, directed that certificates of
election be issued to Messrs. Spogen
and Rubber.
,_. .. . __.. , j
near Monarch had bien "h n,
M rf* ni«rht .. ■.
ÏLT.. nd T n
fîw» wa« nf ineondiamr ... ; a ;
vandal had n ior, '
♦h^kn nd .° 1 ^T P * U * t
Th r^h^It h * " k~ u • u
The Gerharts have been living hen
and were preparing to return to the
William Gerhart received word !
ranch for the spring work. The loss
was considerable.
of the road through The city of Beit
preparatory to making an estimate of
the ooet of graveling the connecting
Unk between the county road south of
the city and the Great Palls grade
«rest of the city to the near future.
For doing this work the higfawar
commission will famish 66 per eem
of the cost and the city will be aa
. quired to furnish 44 per emit.
Make Survey
Gravel Road
Mr. Beale, engineer for the State
Highway commission ia still at work
on the detour about the Rieeville slide
A few day« ago he stated to one ol
the officials of the city that he wooäd
start work on the preliminary survey
The share of Belt mast be raised
through an improvement district
which mutt be organised to the re
gular way. The boundaries of the
district moat be laid out and a reso
After the approximate expense i*
ascertained from the report of tht
surveyors, there will be abundant op
port unit y to discuss the matter pro
lotion must be passed by the City
Council providing for the establish
ment of this district. Then opportun
Ity must be offered for all property
o wner* interested to protest against
the formation of this improvement di*
and con, to see the benefits of th*
plan and to estimate the tax burden
Until that time the titi-rin. „e
must wait netientlv knowing
r? JTL
to understand the amans, turn and
signify their assent or disapproval •
ra| sajjtojjjram
s be
Mra Ellen Thomas and grandson
JWkn Thomas came from Auguste and
wmt ** frit Sa t u rd ay where
they will-farm the F.P. Boulais roach
Äfetiter wont to Bsft^Fart
gram which he porcha*
■* ®* ü|,Äiih ii Orahek sale whief
Mrs. T. F. O'Connor was .« over
femday guest here last week with bet
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Miss Anna Griffin returned to Gl_
Fail* Monda yto resume her »todies
at high school, having spent her Baa
ttlr holidays «üb home folks,
motored to with-her cousins Clarence
ami William Dontobon who are going
was held here Saturday.
sister Mr*. J. W. Intermit}
Poor Schedule
««S MM
by Mayor Milliard
om train No. 43 to atop at fedt
• fnty »at
mail ia dattvand at halt «Ms
from BÜ
«»il and
points beyond saw carried
through and are returned on trete Ne
Train No. 287 precedes 48 by only
a few minute« and the railroad offic
ials evidently figure that this train
will care for all paeaengen desiring
to go west. This Is very true but
train No. 287 has no mail ear and
serve« to a casual way to carry local
mail to Great Falls. This new eched
ole practically reduces the city to on*
mall and express train «inch day which
does not suit the business man am
other residents of the city at all. hence
the petition.
Hands Off for
Sfafe Gltemisfs
Helena, April 6.—Chemists or ex
perts of any of the units of the Uni
versity of Montana canot engage to
research work of a character that
would result in their going voluntar
ily in the courts as witnesses to civil
litigation. f .
this attitude was expressed by the
st * te board of education Monday
night while considering the Jemand
Ute the board by Hartman & Fort.
counsel for the Belt Valley Protective
association, in its suit against the
SiIver Dyke Mining company in con
nection with the pollution of the wat
^ ^ cnek .
The matter was discussed at con
siderable length after the board had
heard read a letter from the law firm
againat the refusal of the
je to provide a state ehern«
1st to analyze the waters of the
stream and to act as an expert in th*
pending court action.
Chancellor Brannon explained that
the association had been advised that
staff members could not be permitted
to engage in research work leading to
litigation and he expressed the con
viction that is was absolutely impos
sible to permit the agricultural dept,
of the college to enter into police
On motion of Robert C. Line, the
! board directed that the association be
pro Uw
advised that it concurs in the lettet
of March 18, written by Chancellor
Brannon to which he expressed the
limitations of the college work along

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these lines.
(Great Fails Tribane)

The school election wa* held here
Saturday W. P. Pilgeram was re
elected for the three year term and
Archie Dawson wa* re-elected for the
two year term . Matt Richardson,
John Gray and Abe Morris Sr, were
the judge». *
Two CAr * ot * he «P. belonging to
^ ß Gong were shipped from here
to ranch at Browning.
Milton Peterson was holding two
e * rloB ^* ot »beep to the stockyards
Mond *y
The Voss Bros, of Waltham wen
business visitors in Armington Mon
""W Their sal. will be post~pon«a
tol* ntil *1** r
! The L®*« 1 Aid met at the homo
of Mrs. Roy Servoss, « very pleasant
afternoon being spent. The next Aid
will meet with Mrs. O. Nordqnist to
three weeks.
G. Junkermeier was a business vis
itor to Armington this week.
Margaret Pine of Great Falls is
spending the Easter holidays with tiu
Randall family. .
Rev. Snow returned from Rayne* j
f on j Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Morris and fam
illy were visitors here Sunday.
: Mr. and Mrs. J. Randall and fam
Uy «nd Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Pilgeram
attended the "Ten Commandments" to
Great Fall» this week. * —
C. L. Crane* narrowly escaped a ser
Unm aerident Thursday, when he »ras
riding along a side hill watering sont»
«attic- The ground being icy the
horse lost Ha footing and all fopr feet
flew out from under H. The bore*
»Kd for quite a distance severely bn>*i
ing Mr Crane'» foot.
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W D.L » r 1 1 will ' I
Hob aiillkerlRt I
cd Rocky Mountain
ifty Years, Ex
ponent if Irrigation.
Robert Natooa (
and for
of the Rocky Mountain
of Great Palls, died Thor*.
9 o'clock at Colombos hospital.
for be has been for the last tow
and where for two days ha has tote an
conscious virtually all of Um time.
Burial will be to the family cei
tory at White Sulphur Springs bee
his father and mother and two bra
here Sunday at George', chapel tiff
bere Sunday at Georg'« chapel at «
o'clock. Rev. Christoph Keller of the
body will leave here Monday momtng
for White Sulphur Springs, accompan
ied by the widow, daughter and toaee
of the dead newspaper man.
Mr. Sutherlin has been UI for abon'.
a year, but had rcovered so aa to he
about, and waa thought to be on that
road to recovery, until taken ill agaii.
esriy in the month his condition con
tinuing growing worse until it wa»
found necessary to take him to the
hospitaL There it was found that an
operation was imperative to save hi*
life, although his advanced age added
much to his danger,
1 The operation was done a week ago
today and for two days he rallied rw
! «arkably and s«med on the road to
j rcovery; after that, however, his con
dition became steadily worse, and it
! was known that death was only s mat
ter of hours. All of the surviving
relatives, his wile and daughter Hath
Operation Performed
ryn. and* Mrs. James Chamberlain of
White Sulphur Springs, a niece, wer'
with him to the last. _____ _'
Kathryn Sutherlin, listed to the
Hu* band man as associate editor with
her father, has been on the musical
stage for a number of years, being, ao
prano of the present Chicago Civic
Opera Company. Her company was
playing an engagement in Miami,
Florida, during the winter season, and
the father refused to allow hto daugh
ter to be sent for, or appraised of hi*
condition unail the engagement had
closed and the opera troupe had re
turned to Chicago. Then he consent
ed to have his daughter notified by
wire, and she left at once for home
arriving here on March 28. Mrs.
Chamberlain arrived the next day.
Bern to Mtoaauri
R. N. (Bob) Sutherlin was born
near Booneville, Missouri, October 23,
1844, and was M y ea rs and five
month* old at the time of his death
He was easily the best known news
paper man to the state, for he was in
the newspaper business longer than
any of them. Last Thanksgiving day
be celebrated the 60th anniversary
of his founding the Rocky Mountain
Husbandman at Diamond City.
The life of (Bob) Sutherlin wa*
that of a pioneer, and he wa^ one of
the old guard who came up the river
from Miseouri and over "the plains '
fo 1866. He freighted to Diamond
City to September of that year an J
wintered in the Missouri valley, go
ing from there to Virginia City in
the spring and continuing 4 the freight
and transportation business.
As He Found the West
Writing of his first view of Sim
'river, 50 years ago, and the place
where Great Falls now stands, in his
anniversary edition, Mr. Suthf-rlin
tart November Mid;
i "Montana waa new to aa. We not
ed that the soil was rich atid on the
high driest prairie that spring 12
loaded wagons cut to the hub. But
we never had seen such wonderful
fields of grass. Headed out the
prairie grass was Httle over knee
high and waved in the breeze like a
vast field of gram. It portrayed th»
greatest wealth of soil that we ever
"That -mao, U years ago and yet af
ter all thasO 1 peon and the multipli
city of rafirtads, water ditches, ano
development the people are only be
ginning to apppreciate its storehouse
of wealth The wealth of crops pm
dueed far surpass anything we ever
knew iu.the old states on the extern ,
edge the great prairie. There
was no bottom to the rich black dirt
so far As we could a« and »carre ty
a limit to ite production " !
' Few Farmers Then ,
Associated with hi» brother, th*
late W H- Sutherito, "Bob' am.
"Billy" published the first issue of

Rocky oMantato Husbandman
obar 88, IBtt Montana waa
bora aa a territory, thara wa.1,
tow farmers, end mining held the
boards, with atockratoiag jut coming
kite its glory. Diamond City wu »
ining camp on« of the richest to pis
r gold to the entire west, with a
Mting existence—and now one of
e ghost eûtes of the days that waru
"Bob" had no newspaper expen
se knew nothing of either writing
basin*»« from a practical «w«
*per Standpoint; there wa. no ad
ktotjwng; there was no laming, cit
of them could have been fewer
and the country would have been bet
tor, but he believed that Montana
was destined to become a great sg
ricultural state, and he started the
first agricultural paper in the state,
started it on a shoestring, and ran
it at his own expense,
Then he went all over Montana,
and in two years the Rocky Mountain
Husbandman at $4 per year had 8,
0O0 paid subscriber*. It became the
hading paper in the state in circula-,
tion, but only «gflculture, chickens,
and livestock formed the staple out
put. The realm of politics was neve«
entered, and never a unkind word was
allowed as to anyone personally.
Diamond City faded, and a few
years later the Husbandman was mov
ed • to White Sulphur Springs, the
coming health resort, with the best
medical springs in the world.
"Bob was "rsrin" to make White
Sulphur Springs go, the paper was
making money fast, he murned and
made a home, and all looked wall. But

his enthusiasm for Ins home was such
he invested hto money to a nom
her of public buildings, and when lit
jg**tion stopped the progrès« of the
springs, "Bob" was the loser of a for
tune. He came to Groat Falls 22
years ago and published the paper
here «ln« that time. He was the
most earnest and persistent advocate
0 f irrigation In all Montana, and was
M f or the 60 years thst he lived with
j n her borders,
Old Friend Stand By
For the past 21 months, during
which time the editor was too ill to
publish, Allen Pieree, himself a pio
neer of the same od days, and a
friend of "Bob" for 40 years has kept
the old paper moving for the benefit
of hto friend and family—and done it
all wit ho u t one cent of compensation
or exportation of any;, it was all in the
days' work, and only an incident to
the ways of men in the old west; his
friend needed help and he was there
to give it, without thanks and without
cost. The world did not know it, for
men of the old days did not advertise
such things; they saw their duty
and «rent ahead, playing a Ions hand
it necessary, but going through Just j
the same. Mr, Pierce does not look
upon his work for bis friend as any
thing but to the plain line of duty.
tor "Bob" would have done the same j
thing for him if the cases had been
In (he Fiftiest Anniversary edit
^ Husbandman. L. H. Cooney,
who learned to set type on the Hus
bandman at White Sulphur Spring»
• boy going to school there
wp *** ,n ® rtic l® which pleased "Bob"
freetly end cloeed with the following
"Some day White Sulphur Spring*
will be the great health resort of the
nation, just now it is the weeds, and
when that time comes a monument
to "Bob" Sutherlin and the Rocky
Mountain Husbandman should be
erected on the town square, to the
one man who spent hi* fortune in
boosting the town for th* common
good, and to the other for the record
it made along the path for a half x
century in "building op the state.
"Of "Bob" Sutherlin, the real ed
Mortal life of the Husbandman for 6«
years, it might be aaid of him a*
was said of the late Abou Ben Ad
hem. that in the giving of his all to
»rood, hi* name lead* th.
rest. Coming on the stage at th
thoe when all wa* crude and in the
making, and force rather than right,
was apt to role, "Bob" Sutherlin
waa a mighty power for good citizen
»hip aad law which tho»e who follow
to the trails he and hi« kind mid
safe for traffic of today have neve,
Good Shows
HMM*» »• P**®f «• t»r* He
«Ueh tn worth
Reginald Denny's "Catlfonl*
Straight Ahead" will mafca year
you home in a fttama of mind eondac
tira to iwotful slsap. Ttori to no
tragedy in it, nsthtag toot para fan.
Von Stroheim's "Marry Widow" to
high-clas« special. Mr. Rabbins to
to be congratulated on aacarin# thin
pic tar» which has only baan shown
during the last few months in tba
beat city theatre«. Belt people should
«how their appreciation of this class
of picture by liberal patronage.
Hetoo Mas drove down from Hugh
eavill« Monday* and brought with him
John Peso I«, Pet« Millar and Brt*
Miller. He saya that the road toon*
Monarch 1« something awful for a
Board Meets in
Regular Session
At the regular meeting of th«
School Board on Tuesday evening the
entire board was present as well as
two visitors.
Hie routine bills were audited end
ordered paid.
It was reported to the board that
Glenn P. Waldo had been discharged
from the hospital and certified by his
physician as able to resume his duties
as eighth grade teacher but that aa
yet he had not returned and a search
for him had failed to reveal his where
The superintendent stated that he
had two candidates for this position
one of which was offered the situation
i. ,
by bo *« 1 - contingent upon receiv
ing satisfactory response from Supi
Swetland of Kalispel as to his q««H
fit * tioIU
Signifying their willingness to sign
contr ® ct ® * >r neîrt F®® r > * ,! taachsr»
except Miss Schuler, Mias Krueger,
Miss Stranshan and Miss Skadsen
sent to acceptances.
The matter of filling the vacancies
was left until another meeting.
Three applications for positions as
Janitor were received. This matter
was also put over until a later date.
No report was available as to the
payment of $2600.00 of district bonds
at this Interest period from funds
available in the sinking fund, but ft
was confidently expected that this
payment would be accepted by the
state and thet the bonded indebted
ness of the district would be cams
The Board then adjourned to meet
on the third Saturday to April.
pnodingty reduced.
Recommendation* of the high
school faculty that «rill toad toward
removing objectionable features to
the Junior Prom were adopted. The
Board have no desire to hamper the
activities of the Juniors but rather
to assist them to staging an affair
long to be happily remembered.
School election was very quiet here
on )y fourteen votes being cast. Mi,
Ha^er is the new trustee who *ac
ceeda Mr shepherd . A successful
y W predicted with three such effi
c ^ ent mpn ( n charge as Mr. Fordei
peltnun end Mr. Heaer.
Mrs Geo. Ellsworth te etill la Great
Fall* with two sick children. Little'
Howard i* reported much better,
A. Fischer Sr. ha* been confined to
his bed several day* >
W. H. Jones »pent Easter in Grass
Red Jurgen* and family moved to
Big Sag last week where he wa* madi,
section foreman. —
Pupils of Shepherd school played *
Joke on Hiss Cleaver Friday and not
- one showed up for classes.
Mr*. John lander and son Clifford
were visitor* in Great Falla Friday '
John R. Loy returned last week
from Bozeman where he completed s
course in Agriculture * I
MU* Mary Gray and her motbei
went to Great Fall* Friday evening |
on the freight to spend the Eastei ;
holidays with relative«.
-r--- - -—
appreciated, and will never either «P
preHate or reward #
Tt often happen* that way"
(Great Fells loader.)
quiet «rr
•ed almost snnoticad while the
waited all day with only an
roter to dtotarb their visit.
No contest developed to any of
wards and except for an
complimentary ticket east than
no opposition to the regular ti ck et.
The total number of votas oast
88 of which the first ward furnished
a total of 86, the second ward M
th« third 27.
Use vote by wards waa aa follows;
Pint ward Millard 88, Provin
Heron 81, Berber 81.
Second Ward—Mltlnrd 88; Provto».
28; Heron 21; Seaecal 4 for Aldas- '
man end B. J. Kennedy 4 for
Third Ward—Millard 84; Previa
26; Heron 28; Gustafson 26.
Total for three leading offices May
or, Millard, 80; Treasurer, Provin. 81
Police Magistrate, Haron 76. Aldar
men. Barber 81, Gustafson, 26. and a
tie resulting in the second ward be
tween M. J. Senecal and B. J. Ken
Aa a result of this vote there wiB
be no change in the personnel of the
executive officers of the city and w
th« council except in the representa
tion from the second want
there was no candidats nominated to
succeed S. A. Remington wSose toms
expired snd who considered that ha
hud served his full time on the
Probably the We vote between
ecal and Kennedy will result la
appointment by the council of an ald
erman for the second ward.
They Bow
fo Dandelions
Most cities to the state have ghm
up the unequal battle and have MR
the problem to the individual.
Belt has no natural protection from
any direction and the yellow bl
in lawn or uncared for land furnish
abundant soorcaa from which to i
facture the ettp that efaaers and
makes your head sehe.
Grast Falls hits been a green
Jn s desert of yellow end should tisser
also decide to gfee op the fight
news will be greeted with regret |g
oil who. faavw feasted their eyes
of their well-hep«
Great polls resident« have made a
determined fight against the daAde- ■
lios menace, They have kept
lawns des« asd beautiful to most
tion». These hare been « delight to
visitors sod have been a large «lenses».
in the attractiveness of thst city to
outsiders as wtll as residents.
Apparently the Missouri river I*
a natural barrier on the north
west, few heeds blowing across It dash
ing the customary western winds, bwt
occasionally « breeze springs up la
the south or east and vagrant
find their way into the city proper
where they bring grief to the city
and dispsir to the property owner.
1 prayer service,
Cho * r rehearsal Saturday evening
from 7 to 8 o'clock.
Sunday morning worship at li
o'clock. Special music and reading*
by Intermountain players. Sermon by
tbe pastor. Subject "A Sense of Sto
® 8 « Present Day Need."
Sunday school at 10 o'clock,
Epworth League devotional meet
* n 8 ®:30 Sunday evening.
Tb® Ladies Aid will meet each weak
from now antil after the bazaar to
be held in May.
After A P r, ' 16 P° u,try n,ust **
'securely penned and at no time be at
lowed to run at largo.
Gartens, lawns and parings
n * wed« O»« ° ' »en * f*'*®
,n " '" V " rk *'
m,n for «veral days. The open sea
f**" 0 " *"£ ^ >TO>
tmmeo a y.
Harry T. Stong, pastor
Important meeting of the Official
Board this Thursday evening after

H. W MILLARD, Mayor-

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