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OF MONTANA, x HELENA. f Historical Library Slate Belt = VOLUME 33. NUMBER 8. BELT, MONTANA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 1926 $2.06 PER TEAR IN ADVANCE, ALOIS SPILLER BUILDS BRIDGE ON NEW TRAIL Louis Spüler and Herbert Barber are home for a short time from Dry Wolf Creek in the Judith Basin coun ty where they are constructing an arched bridge over the creek just below the Taylor ranch. They have been engaged in build ing this bridge for two months and both look as though the camping out had been a vacation. Hie bridge will contain some 70 perch of stone, has a sixteen foot driveway with guard rails of stone. — The builders have been troubled ■with water; first with high water and now with no water at all and to finish the job they will be compelled to haul this necessity from a distance up the creek. This bridge is a unit in the projec ted forest road from Stanford to King's Hill. So far as can be learned the road will proceed up the Dry Wolf Valley to a point above the Tay lor ranch where it will turn to go over the mountain and down to the middle fork of the Judith River wjiich it will follow up to its head j ■which is just below King's Hill. There has been a trail for many years through this country which has, been used by forest rangers, cattle men and deer hunters but it has been to rough and rocky for automobiles. ' The new road will open up the mid- ; die Fork to fishermen and will make «cessible to the ♦ -_j h The projected road will open up a part of Judith Basin county which is little visited and will make Yogn l _i « • « $rulch much more easily reached by +« * i*. ; , the sight-seers . It may also be the means of opening u mines the exis tance of which haw b^known^dr , ever-present auto | one of Nature's last retreats. The 1 Middle Fork is rich in scenery and in promise of mineral wealth. It has been a favorite hunting ground for Belt and Neihart hunters who have usually gone in from King's Hill. many years, with the added possi bility of new deposits of mineral being discovered. The bridge at the Taylor ranch is practically complete except for pointing up and a few last touches School Finances In Good Condition SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 29. BELT. MONT. FINANCIAL STATE MENT FOR YEAR END ING JULY 39, 1926 115,489.58 339.53 9,626.21, 3 804 66 10 390 161 962 50 152.00' , W7 qn 1ÔHÔ 97 OH 2790 Receipts July let, 1925 balance Oil Production & Royalty County Apportionment District Taxes Inheritance Tax State Apportionment High School Normal-Tr. Reimbursement Home Economics; Trades & Industry " Agriculture Miscellaneous Cash Refunds Hanual Tr. Dept. S. D. No. 8 11,964.32 147.46 Total 65363.20 Expenditures 685.86 25,797.93 687.67 388.87 2301-82 1,322.63 1,71732 496.21 297.54 416.46 Clerk, Election & Office Salaries of Teachers Text Books Stationery A Supplies Wages of Janitors Fuel, Water, Lights and Janitor Supplies Repairs, Replacements, Ins. Agriculture Manual Training Miscellaneous Expense New Grounds, Alterations and - Furniture New Equipment Interest on Bonds Bonds Paid Telephone Domestic Science Transportation Manual Training Building Ctefe on Hand July 1. 1*6 1835* 91 510.09 268.91 622 28 2,500.00 80.00 350.03 1,620.50 1393.64 — Total Expense 41307.29 f 6536630, LOSE CLOTHES IN FIRE Evelyn Calone, Clara Colone and Eitel Johnson lost a wardrobe trank and nearly all their clothing when the Iteaad Hotel in Le w is town caught fire and was badly damaged. The girls are attending the summer normal at Lewistown and were ab sent at classes when the fire broke oat. It took five lines of hose to extinguish the firs. Their loss is a severe one to the girls who are teach es« In Cascade County schools. j RMS GIVES PATRONS TREAT The setting is rough but the rough ness of the Signapore dive gives no sti11 L° n Chaney as Singapore Joe was the whole picture and it was aJ good "The Road to Mandalay," shown at the Pythian, Sunday and Monday nights was a real picture. It is one of Lon Chaney's beat which is saying a great deal. After a series of mushy melodrama a theatre-goer gets a shock from one of Chaney's rough, write pictures. After a series of pictures which show excellence in set ting and par-excellence in action. "The Road to Mandalay" wouid give more than a passing thrill. to the story. Ably supported as he is ! 1 Albert Beaudry and 26 other de .... « „ , ° f ^ Bank of Belt ha £ ^ a supplemented petition with Judsre Cowley asking ^ . .. . . J , . that the recefvorship be immediately .... .. .. . . ' terminated or that the commission al,owed the receiv «?r be cut to 7 per! cent on paper and 2 per cent upon the sale of furniture and fixtures am!t offense because it is only an incident one. Depositors Ask Commission Cut ( ! named as a suitable man who will perform the duties of receiver for this compensation. ' j The depositors stated that they were not in a position to bid on the (remaining assets of the bank but, ; that they could procure s bid for I same. The matter of terminating the re ,ceivorship, setting the commission; paid to the receiver, and selling assets lies wholly within the hands of the judge. Graybill and Graybill are the at '■ torneys for the petitioners. JARDINE FIGURES FARMER INCOME BELOW THAT • 0F 1919 — 1920 Washington D. C.. August 10. 1926 Secretary Jardine of the Depart ment of Agriculture, has done a real service for 4116 f» 81 ' 0 " in the staul l r of fa ™ incomes for 1925 and 1926 ' I 0ne of the 8€rioua handicaps in pro ^curing adequate remedies for cond ' t,ona has been the deposition on the part of the industrialist t* " y tl " t t* 1 ® farmers were well off. and on the part of the farmer to I deny completely any advantage and 1 to picture their condition as even more depressing. In this particular rport just issued, however, the Sec reury sets forth that while farm in comes have improved, so that the farm have 124.00 more than the previous' year, that the earnings are still 30 per cent lower than in 1919 and 1920. while factory wage earners for the last three yean have only been aari*-)® mtf what they have earned in 1919, «m« 1 1920, they have been able to buy' more. In other words, farmers had * n investment return of only 3.5 per I - , . . wners Units« States Leads. „''SaS'TP'Z* ïTZ SS com. Ot i«-r .fill «r ii» rn'ttm U nt\ .Vt cent, while the industrial workmen . .have had a return of 4 per cent. The one thing to do now is to aeej , that the farmers and industrialists get together In a common acceptance and agreement oh figures. The trend of the people from the farms to the cities contains now a * gtate, is virtually eliminated is also worthy of note. serious element of danger. The fact again that virgin land in ths United r V" r * J ' if >•* . . » I a ROAD CREW REBUILDING BRIDGES TO WITHSTAND HEAVY FLOOD Archie Weir, road superintendent for the county commissioners was ill Belt, Tuesday, returning from on* of his numerous rpair job« in this section. Some ten county disappeared during the recent and had to be replaced. On the new Orr Coatee road bridges went out. Road builders ha$ to rain in this country and so only seven foot culverts had been put hi these bridges. They lasted until the first storm.Now they all have been replaced with bridges having eight, een foot spans and it is confidently expected that these will carry wataf from melting snow or cloudburst bridge* freshet forgotten that ten years ago it * BOYS SLAUGHTER RODENT PESTS CO. AGENT CAMERON REPORTS Up to the end of July finds the) boys and girls who have entered tbs county-wide rodent campaign spon sored by the Great Falls Sportsman's Association, with a total kill of am mal pests, predatory birds, etc., as follows: 17,010 gophers, 308 Jack Rabbits, 1.392 ma gp i es. 44 ma gp ie eggs, 65 crows, 11 coyotes, 66 hawks, 4 prairee dogs, 91 weasels, 1,416 ground hogs. The five leading contestants in the county to date are; Mike Janeson, Stockett 7,005 points; Tony Cercck, Eden 4,701 points; Ralph Sutton, Ca, cade 3,643 points; Mike Kohut, Stockett 3,068p points; Alfred Dear, „ „ ' _ 1 . ' St Peter^^ pomts. Stockett--M.ke Janeson 7006 points second Mike Kohut with 3,068 point! . «, , _ .... •*. and l*rcd Rauffniffis third with 2545 points. Belt—Albert Kleffenr is first with 2,611 points and Matt Nevala second . OIL ROYALTY FROM STATE LANDS FATTENS PERMANENT SCHOOL FUND The state is receiving a royalty of 12 j. 2 ^ ^ on a „ oi! and ga „ pro . duce<1 under the leases of state Land,-/ £ |. M . Brandjord. régis tw of gtate landg( and at the p^-nt time the royalty slightly exceeds an BVBrnow n f wr dav m.. mon- 1 lh. publk .chool average of $1,000 per day cy all goes into r - - permanent fund, says Mr. Brandjord. „-Ij Mr d «The que8tion ^ Brandjord. "whether this!2 1-2 per cent royalty is to be calculated and paid on the basis of what is kiwiwn ag the <posted field price> . 0T who ther it is to ^ ^ on the pr|ce actuaJIy n L tnin( ,. „ v-io-h»™ „i,. tained known as a premium price' The attorney 0 general hT^edthat th TOyaIty j 8 to be paid on the basis ^ price Sig her than the postod fi ,. ' u 11,6 R,ce J 0,, company, one of the ''**™*' Producers In the Kevm-Sun-j bur8t f ' e]d ' ' by y 6 " 0 " , 0 , f 4he P roduct,on has been able to obtain * P"™™ ^ Upon being notified of the ruling of the att y™ ey company ™ n,tted the the state on e premium ® w ,c r "> a y ■ *° ÜÄ? 4 "" 4la, f"' 719 - 8 ? for ..*"*P^ >d fr # ° fn t A " srU " * nd tnch wtng Ja ne 192 ' ~ . _ «INO HAU A HAND IN I» committed a trail of robberies acres, H» .Ute »m. —k. pMt .nd -ho stopped In Armington over night, Here they broke into an oil house and two garages and appropriated Lwo, tirea from Joe Randall. Mr. King found the typewriter which had been'be dumped into the coulee, found letter which gave the destination of te. trio, pirerd tkb tetter ter.te-r and wired the autlioriHes at Wassau . . .. , . . ^ f «J -J pear that the Great Northern detec Chas King believes that he should „ . , b f ve of P» cred,4 / OT ^h.n din,f th * two men and woman who five got the credit White Mr. Wctr was in Belt he eras asked why all the flood water of the county road was turned into the city and why it was not taken into the coatee by culverts. Mr. Weir stated that the entire charge of the upkeep of tills road was in the hands of the State Highway Commission and that the County Commissioners had noth ing to do with it On Arming ton Coulee which drains the North side of Belt Butte, piling has been driven to support the brid gea. This piling has bean driven to a depth of nine feet and Mr. Weh says thy will hold until the cows 746. m .. . Sun River—Walter Brooking first " with 2,510 points, Archie Danner second with 1,145 points and Carl Crowe third with 820 points. .... ..... ..... — with 179 points. „Ulm —Harold Girton is first with 798 points, Edmund Miller is second with 771 and Elinor Kock third with Great Falls—Richard Johnson first with 697 points and Kenneth Holts second with 253 points Cascade—Ralph Sutton first with! 3,643 points, Alfred Dear seond with 2,847 points and Gale Fraunhoffer third with 2,246 points. , Eden—Tony Cercek first with 4701 : points, Gladys Blains second with 811 points and Jerry Hamman third with 742 points. Fife—Clarence Berg with 2l59j points is the only contestant In the Fife district. WHY MUSTACHES ? QUERIES MURRAY - They Are Even More Useless Than Wives. States Screen Comedian - Charles Murray, who is playing a »"«*» role in Willi.™ Metro-Goldwyn - Mayer production, "The Boob." appearing at the Pythian Theatre, Sued.), .nd Mead,,. Auaa.l 16 and 6. claims that the most use-, l« 88 thing that a man can possess,; 88 > d « > having two wives, Is a mustache. Murray Is affecting one of the most unusual lip adornments that has «rer been seen on the screen. He is Paying the role of an incessantly in cowboy whose mustache is trained on one side only. IncidenUy he never grew a mustache and this is the first picture in which he uses ^ ^ K Arthur> Gertrude Olm Joan Crawford and Murray are g ^ feflturpd ro | eg Jn a ca8t that includes Antonio D'Algy and ^ ^ Boob „ an ln com(J<lv ba8f> on the ptayi Jr .. by Geor(f( . Scar . borough and Annette Wcstbay. It deals vhimsically with the aspira tions of youth to right all the world's wrongs at once and forever. George ^ Ar thur has the role of the knight !ly young crusader, and Gertrude Olm stead plays the part of the girl of j,ia dreams. Louis Mitchell has secured a loca U» I" »W --d ■*>' .that city about August 22nd and will follow the same line of business in Glasgow. Mr. Mitchellhas lived in Belt for a mimh*r of years and wil! missed by the younger crowd wh . th»,always found him genial and good company. He was an excellent won oi«. .nd m.d. . tedtte. 0< his business here. His only reason »o branch out iTJïtl fo ÄL Ä T* he is able to do is this locau . . friends will all wish him go.nl luck MITCHELL GOES TO NEW FIELD . . GIRLS TO CAMP ROTARY The Eagle patrol of the Girl scouts will leave on Saturday for Camp Rotary where they will spend about ten days hiking, s w imm ing and har ing a general good time. The girl scouts who are going arc Frances Dannat, Isabelle Ashworth, Lily Bakko, Genevieve Remington, Helen Remington. Mildred Colgan, Ruth Jennings. Ethel Rants, Madeline Spogen, Joy Browning, and Gladys Burnett. The chaperones will be Louise Lochray, Genevieve Schroeder and Mr*. Dit mar j I I COUNTY FATHERS FIX TAX LEVIES The Board of County Commission on have set 14 mills as the aggregate of the 1926 county tax levies ; general Fund, 5 mille; Poor Fund, IVi mills; Bridge Fund, 8-4 mills; Bond Interest X 8-4 mils; Bond Sinking, 2% mills: These levies total two mills mors than last year. The levies for the school districts situated in this territory are as fol lows: District No. 3, 10 mills; 6, 10 mills; 8, 10 mills; 9, 10 mills; 10, 4V4 mills; 11, mills; 14, 8 mills; 18, 9 millls; 28, 20 mills; 24, 10 mills; 86, 11 mills; 36, 6 mills; 37, no levy; 40, 10 mills; •13, 13 mills; 40, no levy; 46, 12 mills; 47, 4 mills; 04, 10 mills; GO, 10 mills; 69, 3 mills; 76, 10V4 mills; 80, no levy, 83, 10 mills. f«Hb died at Conrad at 6 o'clock) Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Stanford was one of the pioneer owners of ' the Conrad Bank in Great Falls and | has a wide circle of business in 1 Gl. Falls Banker Dies Suddenly £S Col. James T. Stanford of Great personal friends through out the west. He was born In Nova Scotia, ' served on the Mounted Police, came ' Fort Benton became In business with the Conrads and Bakers. i In the 90'» he was made Colonel the Montana National Guard and chr ried this title throughout his later ( years. At the time he was a member of the Northwestern Mounted Police, ! David Grahflr " ot Be,t . wa * 8,80 |member of that organisation Mr. Stanford Is survived by his widow, i® ne 8 ® n - Ja ™ M Stanford of Bethle * em ; Pa^; a daughter. Mr*. Gretchen Neel of Los Angeles and two brother« IM'.tarT.Md m, Gtorff* Mm* ford of Kahspel. - WIFE OF REVEREND HOOK ER PASSES AWAY AFTER EXTENDED ILLNESS . . , t 1Q _, i mT'JI nil nf L "* r8 - J<!anU! Hooker, wife of the Rev - S D - **°° kpr - died ,a8t n, * ht at the ho ™ We8t Lawrence 8 *reet. Arrangement* for the funeral -B be announced later. Mrs. Hooker was born at Mem, Mas«., 70 year* ago. Rev. Mr. Hooker is a prominent clergyman 0 the Episcopal church, and up to the time of his resignation several months ago he was for many yean, the archdeacon of the Montana dio ose. - METHODIST CHURCH NOTES Harry T. Stong, pastor mon by pastor. tant choice—Self or Service." Evening Service at 8 o'clock. Our evening services are informal, an consist of songs, scripture readings Morning worship at 11 o'clock. Ser-, Subject, "An impor , d prayer, good fellowship and a short talk by the pastor. You are cordially There will be an important meet ing of the official board on Monday "T"» 8 ° Our quarterly conference will be held on Saturday evening. August 21st. District Superintendent, Jesse Bunch will preside, at Billings, Mont, September 8th Sun^y School at 0 o'clock ^ .... , We are still In debt some for the ïralîy ^ ,.i„ tn fund ere earnestly requested to give invited to attend. The annual conference will be held TEX GRAFF TAKES CASE HIGH COURT Tex Graff arrived home tram Chicago Tuesday morning. Re bad accompanied to market 6 loads 0 long three year old steers belonging to the Gnat Palls Maat Computer and the Floweree Land and Livestock Company. These steers were all fine beet stock, averaging 1268 pounds, all da horned, and brought the top price en the market that day, 17.60 per cwt. Tex says that there is no of a better market later in the after the run of cattle from the drouth stricken sections of Dakota and other middle western states. Tax also states that he took up the matter of the Armington stockyards at headquarters in South St Paul and got résulta The history of the case, as told by Tex is as follows: Early in the season a petition circulated and signed by some 68 at the heaviest stockmen of this section asking that the Armington stock yards be improved so as to facilitate the shipment of stock and remove the present difficulty in getting cat tle loaded with out vexatious delays and consequent unreasonable shrink age. This petition was presented to Mr. O'Hara, traffic manager of the Great Northern Railway who set the following Tuesday as the day on which he would ome to inspect tba stockyards. The committee of stock jmen were in waiting for him, Tax says, but he did not appear, later naming Thursday as the day for his presence. Again he did not appear *and, so far as known never did come look the situation over.. On his return from Chicago Tex stopped off in South St. Paul and looked up the head officials of the jGreat Northern who, Tex found had never heard anything or me petition After consideration of the matter they wired J. F. Pewters, Ass't Gen. Passenger and Ticket Agent, Helena, Montana to have the alterations re quested for the stockyards made this month. i i Visitors From Arizona Here Mr m h M.r.n. ^ from Phoenix^ "* "V* JhJn summer, being 116 m the shade when *_■?.* ■?... and was looking for an overcoat on -«Kin,. Belt - j I-oxworth-McCalla Lumber Co. with ( on extensive line of yards in Arison. Phoenix Is experiencing substantial ^ ^ _ at R^llt j'" irrigated Oy the great Kooseveil daTB ' wonderful résulta are obtained '*™™' °«-anges. all kinds of «s well as .mmense tracts ®f head letttuce and cantaloupe., Lon <f «tapie cotton is also grown ^ «uoressfully. Our lump and nut at the chute u the chcapest and best coal In thia |«® ,d at * 4 00 8 ton ' . Ja8 ' Brod,e and Mr. McCalla, wife and daughter will spend some time with the George H. Kirk family, Mrs. McCalla being - a daughter. Mr. McCalla is a member of the i - 8f >m«thing so that this debt can be liquidated. God has given us two ears but only one mouth. Undoubtedly he meant that we should speak only half 88 much as we hear, Everybody out for the prayer meet jing and Bible study on this Thursday ® v «" ,n F- U®"' 4 ,nrsret that thi * H oi ** I^pfoN ten. do yZ o~.d .11 Jnte. g tory bour f or a u children at 7 YOGO MINES INCORPORATE Anderw Klvi of Raynesford was in jtown Tuesday. The incorporation of the frwp of mining rVms ownod by Kfvi and others have nlmost been completed. The heir* of cne of the orig'nri r wiKT'- in Finland will > w>n ; gn the necessary papers.