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E4 Weekly Newspaper Whose Interests are Identified with those of Northern Montana and Especially of the Milk River Valley VOL. 1AMALTA, VALLEY COUNTY, MONTANA, JUNE 30, 1909. No. 6. Come to Malta to Celebrate Independence Day C ... July Fifth ... COUNTY COMISSIONERS' OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS CONTINUED FROM LAST WEEK-MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEET ING HELD JUNE 25-COUNTY JAIL INMATES MUST WORK ON THE PUBLIC HIGHWAYS CE ComerSten. J. C 4 50 CJCollinson TuW Asst Health Ofllcer,$10 00 dissild $15 00 allowed G H Coulter Supplies and Publication 11 00 J W Dale Board of Education 86 90 J W Dillard Dep. Sheriff Mileage 22 00 Thos Dignan Expenee Co. Atty 28 00 John Dasher Witness Co. Atty. 5 50 Frank Shufelt 2 50 J W Dale Board of Education 43 30 Eugene Dietzen Co Supplies Co Surveyor 49 78 Sam Ellsworth Repairs to Jail 6 00 Jerry Flynn Court Bailiff 18 00 Glasgow Light Co Light etc. $49 40 disalld R W Getty Insanity Ex. 15 00 Carl Gilbertson Mileage Const 66 20 Havre Coal Co Coal for Court House $82 84 laid over Allowed T B Haughawout Sten J. C. 12 90 W W Hurd & Co Drayage and express 25 47 21 00 Express 5 15 Lillian D Harris Co. Supt. traveling ex 109 65 Mark D Hoyt Salary Health officer 150 00 Expense 44 80 Hall & Greenan Livery 18 50 Louis Johnson Blacksmithing 6 50 C Johnson Health Officer 80 00 20 00 Autopsy 20 00 R E Johnson Maps 7 00 C Johnson Dep Health Officer $40 00 disallowed Allowed 55 C Johnson Dep Health officer 100 00 Julius Kynast Const Fees. 69 55 Florence A Kerr Sten Service 84 03 Lewis Wedun Co Supplies $.90 disalld 66 36 for quarantine 60 75 Health Officer 02 20 Montana Homestead Publication 2 00 PM Merwin Per diem Spl Dep Sheriff 21 00 Mileage 31 50 Tom McDonald Const 52 60 W H Mann Salary County Surveyor 581 00 Expense 20 60 Nat. Oficc Supply Co Supplies 6 40 J H Polberg Photograps 12 50 H N Peterson Refund on taxes 11 04 F W Smith Coroner's Juror 1 50 T B Haughawout 6 50 Frank Fordyce 1 50 F D McCormick " 6 50 Albert Ator 6 50 Clarence Somer 1 50 Betsy Courtwright " Witness 1 50 Frank Feldner 1 50 C Johnston " 6 50 CE Peterson Fees 57 25 Bedding for Jurors 15 00 Parks & Markle Drayage 88 00 Anton Senden J. C. Witness 4 50 H B Hill Justice Witness 4 50 Dr. Drake 450 Guy E Martin 450 Sid Bennett 8 00 WE Rhodes Fees 31 00 Goo White " Witness 1 50 E J Haney Juror 150 J C Parks 150 John E Dawson 1 50 W W Hurd J. C. Juror 150 RW Singler 150 Andrew Lee 150 J W Wedum 150 SorenNasen " ' Witness 4 90 W W Johnsen 150 Silas Jackline 1 50 Harry Lentz 1 50 J W Shufelt 150 HO Gamas 590 JR Stevens 430 R L Branson .480 J J Wilson 480 J J Johnson - 480 Dan McKay " " Juror 1 50 J C Siert " 150 F D Alvord 150 J K Boyle 150 PL Herring 1 70 J WWedum 1 50 C RSt.Clair 1 50 GWRapp 150 J F Redmond 150 G T Plant Witness 8 00 J F Redmond 8 00 R J Moore 300 S J Rundle 800 HA Yotter 150 MDHoyt 800 PL Herring Juror 150 RM Lewis 150 T J Greenan 150 L W Wells Justice Court 4 50 John Schaumberg 4 50 Roy Douglass " 4 50 G L Zimmerman 450 L F Barber " . 450 AL Peterson " . 450 Joseph Mathews 4 50 Emory Lundquist " 4 50 Wm Ator 12 50 L W Wells 4 60 Emory Lundquist 4 50 Abram Crumley .. 8 10 Opal Crumley " "8 10 Mae Long " "8 10 Arcble MeDevitt 8 20 lirsO0D lmbeli 850 Doone labell i 850 Mrs Charles Thorpe 2 90 Earle Stellpflue 2 90 John Copps 3 80 Ed Copps 330 Bert Powell 3 50 Lee Lenner 330 Mary More 1 50 Augusta Thorpe 3 10 Earle Stellpflue 3 10 MrsGDIsbell 330 Boone Isbell 8 30 Edna Isbell 3 30 John Copps B 30 Ed Copps 3 30 Bert Powell 3 30 Geo Thorpe 3 10 James Raymond 3 30 Mrs John Hayes 3 30 Lee Lenner 3 30 Lee Fleishman 2 90 Mrs LeClair 3 10 Haze Hayes 1 50 Mary More 3 10 Andrew Danielson 3 10 Nat Danielson 3 10 Clara Kennedy 8 10 Delmer Schmidt 1 50 ML Costello 150 Glasgow Nat Bank Cash Advanced 290 71 W B Shoemaker Freight paid 14 47 J S Higgins Const Fees 4.27 disalld 154 98 John L Slattery Legal Services 25 00 H F Calderwood Exp Dep Assessor 25 00 James Fox 57 05 E R Russell Mileage Court Sten 41 40 Geo. Runne's Repairing Jail 6 00 J H Rutter Mileage Under Sheriff 160 00 F S Reed Printing $9.00.disalld 9 50 SF Blanchard Ice for Court House and jail 40 00 Geo W Williams Hunting Horses 5 30 M J Welton Const Fees 51 70 6 80 J R McCoy Ex Dep Assessor 15 00 25cts disalld Allowed 38 90 Shanley & Rhodes Supplies and Pub 40 60 Charles Seeley locating bridge site 3 00 S C Small Expense Insane 118 65 Edw Swetman Dep Sheriff 15 00 Chas Seeley Spl 18 00 W B Shoemaker Attending State Meeting 4430 S C Small Mileage 180 30 612 50 147 50 Office expenses 134 09 Board of prisoners 700 70 W B Shoemaker Stamps 45 25 Telegrams, etc 4 55 Examining Bounty Scalps 56 80 C E Stewart Const Fees 2H 00 Flora Sims 8th Grade Ex 17 10 W H Mann Salary County Surveyor 85 00 Glasgow Light Co Light etc $47 96 disalled Allowed J L Truscott Supplies for Court House 177 10 Underwood Typewriter Co Typewrifer 92 25 Montana State Assn Ex of Meeting 1 50 Chas S Stafford Clerk of Election 3 00 James B Butter 8 00 IL Brooke 800 Thue Courchens 3 00 Louis Johnson 8 00 K O Slette '* 800 Malta Enterprise Pub Co Supplies, Pub. etc 975 25 Thos Ator Viewing Road 600 GHAdams 800 SC Burkett Road wrok 30 00 J D Bedford Viewing Road 10 00 Chas Burton Asst Co Surveyor 3 00 Sidney Blair Viewing Road 5 09 R L Branson Posting Notices 5 00 Joseph W Bell Road work 106 00 Roy Catt Road work 61.50 disalld 6 00 E A Cutting Viewing road 10 00 Mike Cody " 6900 Arthur Charlesworth 800 Frank Chandler Asst Co Surveyor 6 00 JD Chester Viewing Road 500 FT Compton Road Work 67 00 E A Cutting 87 00 W P Craig Road work 821.00 disalld 4 00 Clanton & Krohn Livery for Co Surveyor 18 00 Earl Evans Asst Co Surveyor - 4 50 James Forsyth Road work 51 00 Louis Frank 57 60 TB Green Aes'nRoad work 51 00 Fred B Gillette 4 00 R E Gustafson Viewing 18 99 Fred B Gillette 5 00 R E Gustafson Asst Co Surveyor 6 00 Great Northern Ry Co Ashfield Crossing 7 58 Road repairs 42 80 Geo Hansen Work on Road 20 00 CA Hedges 97 00 Frank Hudson Asat Co Surveyor 6 00 Frank Halverson 5 00 Chas H Hansen Posting Notices 5 00 Clarence Hall Livery Hire 15 00 Oscar Hage Viewing road 5 00 Hindsale Merc Co Road Supplies }04 40 37 00, Henry Hawkins Services Road Supervisor 127 00 Hall & Greenan Team Surveying 12 50 P L Herring Viewing road 6 00 Imperial Ele Lo Supplies for road 13 05 26 85 184 40 Jergun Johnson Aest Co Surveyor 8 90 James T~ackson Viewing road with team 10 00 ChainJohnson " 5 00 Labor and Supervisor 15 50 Frank Kidt Road work @10900 disalld 90900 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. Entrance 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 $1.5. 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 ½ mile dash. 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 $3, 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. To this program there has been added several valuable prizes donated by the business men. Also a purse of $30.00 for a trotting or pacing race. See official program for full details. The Wonan's Club will serve a midnight supper, to which ev erybody is cordially invited. The ladies of Malta and vicinity are all cordially invited to assist the Woman's Club in this commend able work as the proceeds derived from the supper will be donated to the town. Remember that there will be prizes for almost everybody in the 1parade. Frank Loutenheiser Viewing Raod 3 00 Lewis Wedum Co Supplies 65 75 94 81 J W Millar Road work 77 00 Hans H Madsen Hauling Lumber 25 00 Chas McVee Viewing road 3 00 O B McCabe Road Tools $37 00 disall'd T G Mooney Viewing road 500 Road Work 66 00 S S Moon Road Material 9 00 013 McCabe Viewing Road 5 00 Malta Mere Co Material for road 19 38 G E Martin Asst Co Surveyor 10 00 Spl work for Co. Surveyor 10 00 Acting Supervisor 40 00 P M Price Refund Road Tax $4 00 disall'd Fred Peters Road work 14 00 Forest Peterson Road Work 6 00 Edvig Rasmussen 75 00 John T Rowe Posting Road Notices 3 00 Anders Rasmussen Road Supervisor 45 00 John Schultz Road Work $2 00 disall'd 8 00 Ed Schultz 8 00 Earnest Sherman Viewing Road 5 00 J H Shields Road work 55 00 CC Taylor Damages Road 125 00 R V Tucker Viewing road 500 J L Truscott Road Tools 12 50 Tanner & Best 88 25 Valley Mere Co Lum for roads 24 00 HA Vagg 56 45 Wittmeier Brooks Co Road Material 100 81 50 80 Lark Wilson Posting notices 8 75 Earl Wilson Road work 7 00 R V Young Viewing road 3 00 Arthur Clutchy Road Work 3 00 J L Truscott Ass'n Road work 24 00 J K Boyle Rent for Bool House 36 00 BrueggerMere Co Supplies for Poor 56 00 Burial of Pauper 38 00 Miss Eva Bewick Services and Board $4.65 disalld Allowed 200 00 G H 0-osper Care of Poor 80 00 H N Cosier Supplies for Poor 15 00 15 000 15 00 15 00 15 00 Dr T L Cockrell Medical Service 35 00 R W Getty Poor contract 200 00 Medical care and supplies 8 55 F D Hobbs Care of Poor 780 00 P L Herring Wood for poor 7 50 C Johnson Careof county charge 16 50 Mary Leahy Nurse for Bool 15 75 Lewis Wedum Co Supplies for Poor 105 00 106 79 Mahon Robinson Lum Co Mat for Poor Farm 168 00 Mrs E E Norvy Meals for quarantine 68 95 J W Wedum Rent for poor 30 00 C E Peterson Burial Paupers 60 00 C S Stafford Board 15 00 W B Shoemaker Cash advanced 23 80 Downey Thomas Quarantine Guard 80 00 Tanner & Beet Supplies for poor 24 99 (Continued on Page 4) NEWSY ITEMS OF MALTA AND THIS VICINITY MALTA WILL ENTHUSIASTICALLY CELEBRATE THE ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY-THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF OUR NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE--EXERCISES GALORE Wanted.-Horses to pasture, Frank Whitmore, Malta, Mont. When in need of anything in the confectionery line, call on Merchant. Phillip Tetrault of Battineau, N. D., is visiting his cousin, Henry Rab ertory. Reuben Morris is the new assistant freight agent at the Great Northern depot. Mr. and Mrs. Tom McDonald will move to Malta July 1.-Hinsdale Homestead. County Surveyor W. II. Mann was up from Glasgow the first of the week attending to official business, Mrs. Byron Hurley and little daugh tar returned to Saco Friday after visit ing relatives and friends in Malta for a couple of weeks. Miss Dana Humphreys reached Mal ta Friday from New York where she has been for the past two years at tending school. Friends of Mrs. M. W. Pettigrew will be pleased to learn that she is now located at 225 W. Fifth Street S. Salt Lake City. Utah. Lost:-A Road Tax Cash Receipt Book. Finder will please leave it at the Malta P. 0. W. H. Garland. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Martin and family add Miss Esther Morris re turned from theirtrip to the mountains Thursday after a delightful time camping out. Mrs. Mary Rabertorye wishes to announce that dinner will be served at her restaurant July 5th, commen cing at 11:30 a. in., and supper com mencing at 5:00 p. in. They don't fix wagons at the jewel ry store but they have a good second hand wagon there for sale cheap, size 3%. If you want a wagon it might pay you to inquire at the jewelry store. A 12 pound baby daughter arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Shroeder Tuesday, June 22nd. so says the Wagner correspondent to the Great Falls Tribune. Congratula tions. Under the management of John A. Trsssler, the Malta Muffers will be led to glorious victory and the Glas gow Dirty Faces suffer defeat in a game of base ball to be played at the County Seat next Saturday afternoon, July 3rd. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. A. Forbes return ed to Malta Friday from Great Falls where they went on a brief wedding tour. They visited with friends and relatives in this city over Sunday and left for the groom's ranch Monday morning. The best wishes of friends follow them to thier newly established home. Miss Short who has been teaching in the Dodson School for the past year visited with Mrs. Elijah Smith Friday last leavingfor Minneapolis that even ing. Miss Short has become so thoroughly impressed with the pos sibilities of the Milk River Valley that she has filed on a homestead near Dodson. Next Monday, July 5th, Malta ex pects to pull off the best celebration ever held in this city. For weeks committees have been at work and everything is just about in readiness to be executed promptly and satisfac torily. Dan McKay, the silver tongued orator of the Milk River Valley, will deliver the oration and that feature alone ought to insure a very large attendance. Let every body come, everybody participate and everybody have the best time ever had at a celebration. For Tobacco, cigars and smokers' supplies, see Merchant. You'll soon be in the hay harvest and will need a hay stacker to put up all that hay of yours. Geo. L. Curtis will furnish you with a hay stacker that will do the work. Frank Lampman has recently re ceived a fine new gasoline launch Under the management of II. G. Smiley, it will make excursions up,. and (down the beautiful ifk Rivet.. Tuesday morning Mrs. Harry Cost' ner and son, Clarence, came from Great Falls and spent the day with Mr. Cosner and old friends in this city. Clarence had undergone a slight surgical operation at the Great Falls hospital but was getting on finely. They left for Glasgow today. Peter Taylor has received his new J. I. Case Steam Threshing machine, which is certainly a fine piece of machinery, and from the large acre age of grain in this section of the state this year, the outfit will no doubt be kept as busy as those owned and run in the valley previous to this year. The large cement saloon building at Dodson, owned and occupied by Kelley and Barrett was wrecked about 9 o'clock Saturday morning, June 20th, by an explosion of the gas oline lighting tank which was kept in the cellar of the building. A. J. Barrett, one of the proprietors, was badly burned and bruised and has beeu in a serious condition, but is reported to be gaining slowly. Two other men were in the building at the same time but fortunately escaped without injury. The building is bad ly wrecked, only a portion of the walls left standing and it will have to be almost entirely rebuilt. The St Paul commercial men rep resenting the jobbers and manufac turers of that city reached Malta last Thursday at 12-45 p. m., one day later than scheduled time. They were given a warm welcome by the ever hospitable people of Malta and soon were scattered about the busi ness district of the city. The Minne sota State Band accompaning the del egation, dispensed some exquisite music near the train and on Front street, which was much appreciated. Their stay here was limitedto 6)0 min utes but long enough for them to ex press themselves as favorably im pressed with our town and the future of the Milk River Valley. The day of their visit will long be remem bered. An Immortal Play Greeted as a Welcome Visitor everwhere. One can not help but wonder how it is that "Uncle Tom's Cabin" always proves a drawing card, and yet there is nothing very wonderful about it when once the plot and presentation of this realistic drama is taken into consideration. We have read "Uncle Toni's Cabin" as many as twenty times and always with absorbing interest: and it seems as if we enjoy the last better than any previous rendition. There are some plays, like "Uncle Tom's Cabin" and ''Ten Nights in a Bar Boom'" that will never wear out. There is that about the plot of "Uncle Tom's ('ahin" a combination drama, comedy, wit, humor pathos all blended so naturally and realistielly that the audience lives thin it all, become bait of the players on the stage, and have their sympathies aroused to a degree that makes them feel as if they were wit nessing a real dramaof everyday life. Burk's "Uncle Tom's Cabin Co" is the largest and best company present lug this popular drama, don't fail to see this one. At Malta July 8. Un der a Big Canvas.