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THE ENTERPRISE.
.4 Weektly Newspaper Whose Interests are Identified with those of Northern Montana and Especially of the Milk River Valley
VOL. 12 MALTA, VALLEY COUNTY, MONTANA, JUNE 23, 1909. No. 5.
Come to Malta to Celebrate Independence Day
.July Fifth...
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS'
OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS
CULBERTSON AND MALTA WILL VOTE ON INCORPORATION
ON TUESDAY, JULY 20TH-SEVERAL CONTRACTS
FOR STEEL BRIDGES LET-NEW ROADS OPENED
At 10 o'clock a. m. June 7th, 1909, Board of
County Commissioners of Valley County, Monta
na, met pursuant to law, W. McBride, A. David
son, J, T. Farris and the Clerk present.
Minutes of meeting held March 10, and April 15,
1909, read and approved.
Board proceeded to examine General Fund Bills
and Claims No. 1 to 58 inclusive as shown on
Clerk and Recorder's Record of Claims allowed.
See pages Sand 9.
Report of M. F. Chester; Justice of the Peace
Hinsdale township for quarter ending May 81,
1909, examined and approved.
Report of B W. Brockway Justice of the
Peace, Malta township for quarter ending May
81st, 1909, examined and approved.
Report of L. P. Evans, Justice of the Peace
Glasgow township, for quarter ending May 81st,
1909, examined and approved.
Report of H. B. Hill, Justice of the Peace,
Springdale township, for quarter ending May 31,
1909, examined and approved.
Report of W. Mathews, Justice of the Peace,
Culbertson township, for quarter ending May 31,
1909, examined and approved.
Petition for Incorporation of town of Culbert
son was turned over to County Attorney for his
advise.
At 12 o'clock noon, on motion Board adjourned
until 2 o'clock p. m.
W. B. Shoemaker,
Clerk.
At 2 o'clock p. m. June 7th, 1909, Board re
sumed, all members and the Clerk present.
County Attorney returned the papers of Incor
poration presented by the citizens of the towns of
Culbertsonand Malta and etatedthat in his opinion
contain all the information and otherwise con
form to the requirements of the law, and on mo
tion petition was granted, H. D. Edmonds ap
pointed to take the census of the town of Cul
bertson, and Harry Cosner appointed to take the
census of the town of Malta, as required by law.
Board then proceeded to audit General Fund Bills
and Claims No. 54 to 71 inclusive as shown on
Clerk and Recorder's Register of Claims allowed;
page 9, were acted on as noted therein.
Report of Nicholas Bruegger. Justice of the
Peace, Springdale township for quarter end
ing May 31, 1909, examined and approved.
At 4 o'clock p. m. on motion Board adjourned
until 10 o'clock a, m. June 8, 1909.
W. B. Shoemaker, Clerk.
Wm. McBride, Chairman.
At 10 o'clock a. m. June 8th, 1909, Board of
County Commissioners of Valley County, Monta
na, resumed, all members and the Clerk present.
Minutes of meeting held June 7th, 1909, were
read and approved.
On motion of W. McBride and second of J. T.
Farris, Hon. A. Davidson is hereby appointed a
member of Dry Farming Congress,
Board proceeded to audit General Fund Bills
Nos. 71 to 104 inclusive as shown on Clerk and
Recorder's Register of Claims allowed on pages 9
and 10 and same were acted on as shown there
In.
At 12 o'clock noon, on motion Board adjourned
until 2 o'clock p. m.
W. B. Shoemaker, Clerk.
At 2 o'clock p. m. June 8th, Board resumed, all
members and the Clerk present.
Board resumed checking General Fund Bills,
and bills numbered 104 to 251 as shown on pages 10
to 13 inclusive of Clerk and Recorder's Register of
Claims allowed were acted on as noted therein.
Bond of First National Bank of Glasgow for
custody of County Funds was examined and ap
Iroved.
Report of W. E. Rhodes, Justice of the Peace,
Glasgow Twp. for quarter ending May 31st.. 1909,
was examined and approved.
At 4 o'clock p. m., on motion Board adjourned
until 10 o'clock p. m., June 9th, 1909.
W. B. Shoemaker, Clerk,
Wm. McBride, Chairman.
At 10 o'clock a. m June 9th, 1909, Board re
sumed, all members and the Clerk present.
Minutes of meeting held June 8, 1909, were read
and approved.
Board proceeded to check bills as shown on
Clerk and Recorder's Register of Claims allowed.
15 and 16, numbered 301 to 349, inclusive and same
were acted on as noted therein.
At 10 o'clock noon, on motion Board adjourned
until 1:30 p. m.
W. B. Shoemaker, Clerk,
At 1:30 p. m. June 9, 1909, Board resumed: all
members and the Clerk present.
At 2 o'clock p. m. bids for bridge work as per
advertisement were opened as shown below,
1. Jay L. Lytle-$705.50 and $681.50-No check
enclosed.
2. Bid of C. G. Sheely Contracting Co. for six
bridges as per advertisement and plans and spec
ilfcations submitted................................$16,500.00
3. Bid of Midland BridgeCo.-Six bridges com
plete................................. ..................$16,987.00
4. Bid of 0, E. Peppard-Six bridges com
p lete.......................................................$15,500.00
6. Bid of A. Y. Bayne & Co.-Six bridges com
plete........................................................$15.728,00.
Steel with Steel Joists.....................813,965.00.
Combination Steel...........................$14.533.00.
6. Hennipin Bridge Company and Central
States Bridge Co.-Six Bridges complete.....
........................... ... $12:526.00
After carefully examining all bide submitted
and comparing plans, on motion the contract for
the Hinsdale bridge at6,318.00 was awarded to
Central States Bridge Co., and the contract for
Beaver Creek, Duck Creek, Boyd Crossing, Little
Muddy and Plentywood Bridges was awarded to
Hennepin Bridge Co. at $7,682.00.
At 4 o'clock p. m. on motion Board adjourned
until 10 o'clock a. m. June 10. 1909
W. B. Shoemaker, Clerk.
Wm. McBride, Chairman.
At 10 o'clock a. m. June 10th, 1909, Board of
County Commissioners of Valley County. Monta
na, resumed, all members and the Clerk present.
Ninutes of meeting held June 9th, 1909, were
read and approved.
Bills numbered 350 to 866 were examined and
a'ted on as noted on page 16 of Clerk and Record
er's Register of Claims allowed.
WHEREAS, on the 7th day of June, 1909,
there was filed in the office of the Clerk and Re
corder of this county a petition duly signed and
in the form required by law, which petition
prayed the Board of County Commissioners to or
der a census taken of the inhabitants of the ter
ritory described in the said petition and in the
map attached to said petition and to take such
other steps necessary in order to incorporate said
territory as a town under the name of the town of
Culbertson and whereas, the Boardof County Com
missioners,after considering said petition and find
the same to be in legal form and signed by more
than fifty qualified electors residing within the
boundaries of said territory proposed to be incor
porated, did on the 7th day of June 1909, appoint
H. D. Edmonds of Culbertson, Montana, to take
a census of the inhabitants of said territory de
scribed in said petition and, whereas, the said H.
D. Edmonds of Culberteon, Montana, did on the
8th, 9th and 10th daysof June, 1089, take such
census and thereafter filed the same with the
Board of County Commissioners together with his
affidavit showing that the same was properly and
legally taken and, whereas, it appears from said
census that there are more than three hundred
inhabitants in the territory described in said pe
tition, it is therefore ordered that an election by
all the qualified electors residing in the territory
described in said petition be, and the same hereby
is, called for the purpose of voting on the ques
tion of the incorporation of the territory so de
scribed, said election to be held at Stevens' Hall
in Block 20, Culbertson, Valley County, Monta
na, within the territory described in said peti
tion, said election to be held on the 20th day of
July 1909.
At said election the following named persons
are hereby appointed to act as judges of election,
namely:
Louis Johnson, G. W. Tanner, I. L. Brooks,
Thos. Courchene, F. S. Reed and the following
named persons are hereby appointed to act as
clerks of said election, namely. Frank D. Mc
Cormick, H. D. Edmonds.
It is hereby further ordered that notice of said
election be given by publication thereof in "The
Republican", a newspaper published within the
limits of the territory described in said petition,
which notice shall be published for at least thir
ty days immediately prior to the date of said el
ection.
The territory described in said petition and to
vote upon the incorporation of which said elec.
tion is ordered to be held, is described as follows:
That part of sections twenty-nine and thirty.
two in township twenty-eight North range fifty
six, east M. M. which is bounded by a line com
mencing at a point at the northwest corner of the
southwest quarter of said section twenty-nine,
thence running due south on the section line a
distance of 3400 feet to a point on the section line
between sections 32 and 81 in said township 4
feet due south of the south boundary line of the
right of way of the Great Northern Railway
Company, thence running in an easterly direc
tion parallell with and distant 4 feet from the
south boundary line of said right of way to a
point 4 feet due south of the point where said
south boundary line of said right of way inter
sects with the section line between said section
29 and section 28 of said township, thence due
north along said section line between said sec
tions 29 and 28 to the northeast corner of the
southeast quarter of the southeast quarter of
said section 29, thence due west. about 80 rods to
the northwest corner of the southeast quarter of
the southeast quarter of said section 29, thence
due north about 80 rods to the northeast corner
of the northwest quarter of the southeast quarter
of said section 29, thence due west about 80 rods
to the northwest cornerof the southeast quarter
of said section 29, thence due south to the north
boundary lineof Nugent's first addition to the
town of Culbertson, according to the official plat
thereof fi'ed for record and recorded in the office
of the Clerk and Recorder of said Valley County,
thence due west along said north boundary line
of said Nugent's first addition to the tow u of
Culbertson. about 80 rods to the northwest corner
of said Nugent's first addition, thence due north
to the northeast corner of the northwest quarter
of the southwest quarter of said section 29,thence
due west to point of beginning.
AND, WHEREAS on the 3rd day of June 1909,
there was filed in the office of the County Clerk
and Recorder of this county a petition duly
signed and in the form required by law, which
petition prayed the Board of County Commission -
era to order a census taken of the inhabitants of
the territory described in the said petition and to
take such other steps necessary in order to incor
porate said territory as a town under the name of
the Town of Malta, and. whereas, the Board of
County Commissioners, after considering said pe
tition and finding the sameto be in legal form and
aigned by more than fifty qualified electors resid
ing withirn the boundaries of said territory pro
posed to be incorporated, did on the 7th day of
JULY FIFTH AT MALTA
Preparations are practically all completed for holding the
Fourth of July celebration in this city on Monday July 5th. The
large colored posters, printed by THE ENTERPRISE, have been dis
tributed throughout the country and judging from the many in
quiries, Malta will certainly entertain a large crowd on that day.
The following is the program which will be carried out to a min
ute in every detail, especially the horse racing part of the program,
Every race will be called at the time advertised, if the horses and
riders entered are not at the starting point on time, their entrance
fee will be forfeited. All those desiring to enter horses in the races
must book them with some member of the committee in charge of
the celebration by noon on Monday July 5th.
Parade: At 10 A. M. sharp a parade will be formed in front
of R. V. Tucker's residence on Main Street. Headed by the Famous
Malta Cornet Band the line of march will be as follows:
Band; speakers of the day; a float representing the state of Mon
tana and all her counties, by 27 little children; civic and fraternal
orders; artistic floats, representing the various business houses; citi
zens in carriages and on horseback; prize calithumpians and fantas
tic rag-a-muffins; citizens on foot. The parade w ill march up Main
Street to railroad crossing, thence across track south to Front Street,
down Front Street to Cosner Avenue, thence south to the race track
where the exercises will be held.
The exercises will consist of singing, speaking and music by
the band.
From 12 M. to 2 o'clock P. M., dinner will be served at all the
hotels and restaurants.
2 00 P. M. / mile dash, five to enter 3 to start, Purse $50
Entrance fee 10 per cent of purse. 2 best out of 3
2 15 300 yard dash for ponies. Purse $15.00. First
" prize $10. 2nd $5. EntraAce fee 10 per cent of
Purse.
2 35 " Farmers race--at starters signal horses must be har
nessed and hitched to lumber wagon without any
assistance and raced / mile. Purse $15. First
$10, 2nd $5.
2 55 " Second heat of / mile dash
3 10 " Boy's pony race, free for all boys under 12 years;
Purse $5.
3 25 " Cowboy race, 5 to enter 3 to start / mile dash.
Purse $15. Entrance fee 10 per cent of purse.
3 45 " Third heat of / mile lash.
4 00 " Base ball game between Malta and any outside club
in the state for a purse of $25.
The following field sports will be pulled off immediately after
the horse races:
Men's 100 yard dash, free for all, prize $5.
Boys 50 " " under 12 years of age, prize $3.
Girls 50 " " under 12 years of age, prize $3.
Sack race for boys under 12 years of age, prize $3.
Potato race for children under 12 years of age, purse $3.
3 legged race for boys under 12 years of age, prize 93.
The exercises of the afternoon will wind up with a whirl wind
bucking broncho contest for which a prize of $15 will be given.
In the evening a grand ball will be given by the Malta Cornet
Band.
June, 1909, appoint Harry Cosner of Malta, Mon
tana, to take a census of the inhabitants of said
territory described in said petition, and, where
as, the said Harry Cosner of Malta, Montana, did
on the 7th and 8th day of June. 1909, take such
census, and thereafter filed the same with the
Board of County Commissioners, together with
his affidavit showing that the same was properly
and legally taken, and, whereas, it appears from
said census that there are more than three hun
dred inhabitants in the territory described in said
petition, it is therefore ordered that an election
by all the qualified electors residing in the terri
tory described in said petition be, and the same is
hereby called for the purpose of voting on the
question of the incorporation of the territory so
described, said election to be held at the county
jail in the townsite of Malta, Montana, within the
territory described in said petition, said election
to be held on the 20th day of July, 1909.
At said election the following named persons
are hereby appointed to act as judges of election,
namely: R. M. Traf ton, John Survant, P. H. Cas
elberg, J. F. Kilduff, A. P. Ritchie: and the fol
lowing named persons are hereby appointed to
act as Clerks of said election, namely, Wm, Mc
Lellan and John A. Tressler.
It is further ordered that notice of said election
be given hy publication thereof in "The Enter
prise", a newspaper published within the limits
of the territory described in said petition, which
notice shall be published for at least thirty days
immediately prior to the day of said election.
The territory deseribed in said petition and to
vote upon the incorporation of which said elec
tion is ordered to be held, is described as follows:
Commencing at the southeast corner of the
southwest(¼) quarter of the southwest quarter
(¼) of section eighteen (18), township thirty (30)
north of range thirty (30) east, Montana Meridi
an, thence east one (1) mile to the southeast cor
nerof the southwest quarter (%s) of the south
west quarter (I/j) of section seventeen (17); thence
north one (1) mile to the southeast corner of the
southwest quarter (¼) of the southwest quarter
(¼) of section eight (8), thence west one (1) mile
to the southeast corner of the southwest quarter
(14) of the southwest quarter (4) of section seven
(7); thence south one (1) mile to place of begin
uing.
At 12 o'clock noon on motion Board adjourned
until 2 o'clock p. m.
W. B. Shoemaker, Clerk.
At 2 o'clock p, m. June 10, 1909, Board re
sumed, all members and the Clerk present.
Following officers reports were examined and
approved:
W. L. Shoemaker, Clerk and Recorder: S. C.
Small. Sheriff: C. C. Beede, Clerk of Court; Chas.
E. Peterson, Coroner; for quarter ending May 31,
1909.
F. D. Hobbs, reportof Poor for quarter ending
May 31, 1909, approved.
Following Road Supervisors' Reports approved:
Louis Frank Dist. No. 3: Joseph W, Bell, Dist.
No. 4; Henry Hawkins, Dist No. 6; T. G. Mooney
Dist. No. 7: E. A. Cutting, Dist. No. 8; James For
syth, Dist. No. 9; Charley Johnson, Dist. No. 10:
FrankCompton, Dist. No. 12; C. A. Hedges, Dist.
No. 13; Hans P. Madsen, Dist. No. 14, C. E. Stev
ens, Dist. No. 15, Frank Kief, Dist. No. 16: An
ders Rasmussen, Dist. No. 17: G. E. Martin, Dist.
No. 18; O. B. McCabe, Dist, No. 20; Jack Shields,
Dist. No. 11: Edvig Rasmussen, Dist. No. 21; J.
W. Miller, Dist. No. 22.
Matter of Justice of the Peace was taken up.
On motion R. M. Reichel is hereby appointed
Justice of the Peace Malta township.
On motion Chas T. Eline and Tap Minnick is
hereby appointed Justice of the Peace, Saco Twp.
and Lee Minnick, constable of said Twp.
On motion Julius Weber is hereby appointed
Justice of the Peace and (i. H. Adams constable
of Hinsdale Twp.
On motion W. E. Rhodes is hereby appointed
Justice of the Peace Glasgow Twp.
On motion W. Mathews is hereby appointed
Justice of the Peace Cul bertson Twp,
On motion L. W. Wells is hereby appointed
constable Springdale Twp.
On motion $550.00 is hereby appropriated for
advertisingand $250.00 to use of Dry Farming
Congress subject to call of proper officers.
On motion clerk and recorder was instructed
to examine accounts of various Road Supervisors,
and notify them of balances to their credit or
debit as the case might be.
On motion J.W. Dale is hereby appointed for
one year term and J. H. Atwood for two year
term as Board of Educational Examiners.
(Continued on Page 4)
NEWSY ITEMS OF MALTA
AND THIS VICINITY
RAIN, THUNDER, LIGHTNING, HAIL AND WIND VISITED
THIS PROSPEROUS COMMUNITY EARLY SUNDAY
MORNING AND DID SOME DAMAGE
Wanted.-Horses to pasture,
Frank Whitmore, Malta, Mont.
Chas. Thomas is erecting a house
on his claim northeast of town.
Mrs. Win. McLellan is entertain
ing St. Mary's Guild this afternoon.
Rev. H. G. Cowan went to Nashua
to preach on Sunday but was rained
out.
R. D. Morton and family of Bay
field, Wis., are guests at the home
of Mr. and Mrs Edw. White.
Mrs. Ben Stevens of Dodson, is
at the home of Mrs J. A. Ebaugli
receiving medical treatment.
George Chambers Jr., is at home
from Livingston after graduating
from the High School in that city
J.C.Duff of Chinook, has recently
been admitted to the bar to practice
law in all courts in the state.
Mrs J. F. Kilduff and Miss Margar
et Kilduff are in Great Falls attend
ing the State Federation of Woman's
Clubs.
Lost:-A Road Tax Cash Receipt
Book. Finder will please leave it at
the Malta P. O.
W. 11. Garland.
Cecil Taylor of Saco attended the
meeting of the Lower Milk River Water
Users Asssociation held in this city
yesterday.
John Suter of Omemee, N. D., is
among the late arrivals in Malta. Mr.
Suter comes for the purpose of taking
up a homestead.
Hon. J. L. Truscott of Glasgow,
was in Malta yesterday to attend a
meeting of the directors of the Low
er Milk River Water Users' Associa
tion.
Mrs. Helen M. Hickey of Decatur,
Texas, mother of Prof. Atwood reach
ed Malta Thursday and will visit with
her son and family for a number of
months.
Wanted;-Good Single Driving
Horse, sound and gentle; weight ten
to twelve hundred pounds. Enquire
at Chambers' Hardware and Furni
ture Store.
Friends of Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Craw
ford who formerly lived here will be
interested to learn that they have re
moved from Vancouver, Wash., to
Hamilton, Wash.
Estrayed.-Roan Gelding about 9
years old, weighing 800 pounds. G
dot on right shoulder and bar cross
on right thigh. Leave word at
Koke's Harness Shop.
Alaska, the land of ice and snow,
as most people think of it has a large
collection of pressed wild flowers in
exhibit in the Arctic Brotherhood
building at the Seattle World's Fair.
Al. Southwick, from Minnesota,
reached Malta the latter part of last
week, bringing a car of machinery,
furniture and stock which he will re
move to the claim tiled upon last
fall.
William 11. Seward's colonial res
idence at Auburn, N. Y. has been
reproduced as the N. Y. State Iluild
ing at the Seattle Exposition. It was
through Seward's woak that Alaska
was purchased by United States.
Largeclam shells, one of which was
used in a Philppine Church as haptis
inal fount and another used for a
punch bowl, both silver, mounted by
natives are to be seen in the Phil
ippine building at the A-Y-P. Exposi
tion at wattle.
Last week, Paul Schroeder and P.
Peterson'moved J. A. Tressler's law
office on Front St. a short distance
andthis week are moving L.Hlirschko
witz store building at Dodson from the
lots on which it wvas built to Mr.
Hirschikowitz own lots in another
part of the town,
Come to Malta to celebrate July
4th and be assured of a good time.
Mrs. Dr. Williams of Harlem, was
in Malta between trains on Saturday,
Miss Mabel Peck visited with
friends in Glasgow the latter part of
last week.
Norval Wallace and Joe Reynolds
of Leedy, were business visitors in
Malta last Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. WV. L. lButts ofLeedy,
visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Ott. Cassady last Saturday.
E. M. Prouty of St. Paul, reached
Malta last week and will spend his
vacation on the Lazy P ranch with
his brother, Macey Prouty.
Representatives of the St. Paul
Jobbing Houses and manufacturers
are a day late on their trip and will
not reach Malta until tomorrow some
time.
Andrew Erickson, an aged resident
of Dodson,-fied of general debility
in that city Monday night. Mrs.
Swanson, a daughter of the deceased
living at Wagner, had recently
brought her father from Minneapolis
where lie had been on a visit in very
poor health, hoping change of climate
might benefit him, but lie lived only
a few days after reaching Dodson.
Up to the time of going to press we
are unable to learn when the funeral
will be held.
For a number of weeks past, Frank
Lampman's store building on Front
street has been undergoing marked
improvements. The interior has
been entirely changed, new floors laid,
the walls and ceilings newly finished
and decorated, and altogether, it pre
sents an attractive and up-to-date ap
pearance. As soon as it is ready for
occupancy, Edw. White will move
into it with his saloon bnsiness from
the North Side, having leased the
property for a number of years.
Last Wednesday night Malta and
vicinity was visited by one of the
worst electric storms experienced in
many years. The heavy rain accom
panying the storm did no damage, but
the lightning played havoc with the
lives of some live stock. It killed a
saddle horse belonging to R. V.
Tucker, killed one of C. W. Pow ell's
best cows, frightened a bunch of
Ed. Pierson's horses so that a num
ber of thmni ran into a barbed wire
fence and were badly cut and torn,
and also killed a couple of horses be
longing to ranchers at Saco. It was
not, however, until waturday night or
early iauday morning that the worst
storm came,whenth eelements united
in an ecstacy of revelry in sending
rain, hail, lightning and wi md with
such violent force and in such quan
tities as to cause considerable dim
age to crops and gardens. Ii some
parts of the county the amount of
rainfall resembled a cloud burst, low
lands were submerged, coulees were
tilled and the waters of Milk iiver
reached a high water monark. A num
her of gardens were completely de
iuolished with the hail and the w hid
that followed. (iuerally, growiig
crops of grain and corn were not
damaged. 11owever, it is reported
that Wilfrid Primeanu, living' about
six miles east of Malta, had about
ninety acres of grain destroyed and
it is estjiated that twenty-tive acres
of grain on ojne of Professor At wood's
ranches was also cut down. Aside
from the loss sustained by a few, the
rainfall which has been followed by
warn, sunny days, has done an ines
timable amount of good, and vegeta
tion in the entire Milk River Valley
is very luxuriant and promises a
greater yield than for many years.

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