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.4 Weekly Newspaper Whose Interests are Identified with those of Northern Montana and Especially of the Milk River Valley VOL. 14 MALTA, VALLEY COUNTY, MONTANA. THURSDAY. JUNE 1, 1911. No. 7 MALTA WILL NOT CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY THIS YEAR OUR qTIZENS WILL UNITE WITH GLASGOW IN MAMMOTH TWO DAY CELEBRATION TO BE HELD THERE. PICNICS IN THIS LOCALITY The people of Malta have decided not tocelebrate thegreat and glorious Fourth of July in Malta this year. This is as it should be. Year after year for many years Malta has cele brated Independence Day until some of those participating in the exer cises and contributing to the success of the day's celebration have grown a trifle tired and committees have not met with as ready and hearty responses when canvassing for fi nances as if the day had been cele brated less frequently. Then, too, the touring party of 250 strong from the Twin Cities will be in Malta the latter part of July and it is expected that we shall lay aside everything on that day in order to entertain the visitors, which with the elaborate program planned will virtually be a celebration. Also, not forgetting the large rep resentation and splendid support our celebration last year received from Glasgow and the partial promise that we would later return the compli ment, many of our people will jour ney to that city and join in the cele bration there, and to make the enjoy ment more complete and to further promote good feeling, the Malta Cor net Band and the Malta Orchestra, both under the leadership of Prof. T. M. Facey, have been engaged for the two days' celebration in Glasgow. Those who do not go to Glasgow will enjoy the Fourth in a quiet way at home. A settlement picnic is be ing talked of by the Lovejoy people, and other neighborhoods will hold picnics and carry out programs. Let all enjoy the day elsewhere this year and look forward to a grander celebration in greater Malta next year than ever before. Dr. Arohnson of Glasgow, was Malta visitor Tuesday. W. H. Martin was in from his Beaver Creek ranch last week. Keen Kutter hardware at Edwards & McLellani s. Neil Beasley, manager of the Wag ner Hotel, was in Malta Tuesday. DeLaval Cream Separators for sale by Malta Mercantile Co. H. G. Cowan left Monday night for Estes, N. D., to-be gone some time. LEADER SHIRTS, the kind for comfort, at Edwards & McLellan's. Miss Vira Martin will assist T. M. Facey at the Bon Ton during the summer vacation. Rev. Father Vermaat of Chinook, held services at Corpus Christi church last Sunday. Plumbing, Tinsmithing, and all kinds of repair work done at Ed wards & McLellan's. Mrs. Geo. Walker of Glasgow, spent a part of the week with friends in the New Langdon settlement. Miss Elsie Forsberg of Chicago, is a guest at the homestead of her friend, Miss Marie Tunelius south of town. Wool sacks, Wool twine, Sewing twine, BBA and No. 71 Sheep Shears and Whet Rocks at Malta Mercan tile Co.'s at right prices. E. E. Crofut has been absent from his jewelry store for the past two weeks. Hlie has been out to the Car roll ranch attending to the see ding of grain and other spring work. W. H. Steckleberg, manager of the Templeton Lumber yards at Wagner, was a business visitor in our city Tuesday. Previous to three months ago Mr. Steckleberg resided in Minneapolis but has become so in terested in Montana and its future develonment as to investigate land values and may invest in a quarter sectiun of patented land. It is not often that so recent a newcomer be comes such an enthusiastic booster. as Mr. Steckleberg. Harry A. Farb Meets Tragic End About 7:00 o'clock yesterday morn ing, a young man named Harry A. Farb, living sixteen miles south of Malta, committed suicide by shoot ing himself with a rifle through the head. Young Farb and his father, John Farb, came to our city several weeks ago from DeKalb, Ill., and settled on a homestead that the elder Farb had filed on last fall. Not many days had passed after their arrival here till the young man became dis satisfied with conditions in general, and particularly with life on a home stead. This dissatisfaction changed to a morbid condition of the mind and a week ago he told a neighbor that hlie was tired of living and would like to end all. Wednesday morning, the father went out to do the chores leaving Harry to prepare breakfast. Return ing to the shack sometime later, Mr. Farb found the door locked and the shades drawn. Onopening a window lie behlield Harry lying on the bed i with his face covered with blood. Hlorriflied, the father rushed to a near neighbor who immediately re turned withi him and entered the shack but the young man was dead. Word was brought to our city and in the absence of a coroner Judge Blrockway and a jury went to the scene of the tragedy where the in quest waS held. Thlie verdict was that Harry Arthur Farb came to his death from a gunshot wound, inflicted by his own hand either with suicidal intent or by accident. It seems that the young man got the gun and sitting down on the edge of the bed, with the gun between his knees, fired, the bullet entering his head just in front of his ear, slightly above the left temple, and passed entirely through and out above the right temple, lodging in the ceiling of the shack. Later in the day the remains were broughtto Malta and taken to R. V. Tucker's undertaking rooms. Here the body was prepared for shipment and accompanied by the sorrowing father will be started back to the old home tonight. The deceased was twenty years of age and besides his fathier there are six brothers and sisters in Il linois to be saddened by the tragic ending of Harry's life. The aged father has the sympathy of the entire community. Screen doors and fixtures at Ed wards & McLellan's. Lots of nifty, up-to-date Men's suits at Edwards & McLellan's. Mrs. M. J. Larson and little daughter, Helen, of Dodson, spent Decoration Day in our city. Nice cool summer underwear at Edwards & McLellan's. There's only one "Best" and that's Liggetts and Morris' Chocolates. Try them, Malta Drug Store-The Rexall Store. Andrew Tweedie arrived in Malta Saturday morning from Helena where lie had been attending the Wesleyan university for the past year. Ira E. Coggeshall came up from Landusky Thursday and spent Fri day with Mrs. Coggeshall at the Munson Hospital. Our ice cold drinks and ice cream sodas will please you. "The besu" is our motto. Malta Drug Store-The Rexall Store. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pelzel and little daughter of Barnesville, Minn., and Joe Pelzel of Clecum, Wash., are visitors at the home of Agent and Mrs. A, W. Schilling this week and expect to spend a couple of weeks in our city. The Pelzels for merly resided in Malta and are en joying the meeting of friends and re newing of friendships. Outtes 3s. Casp HERBERT KAUFMAN Success is quite an easy thing-so why don't you enjoy it? Most men who fail, have mind enough--tliey simply don't employ it, They lurk and shirk and waste the day, They spend their working time at play And do each task about half way; And when they lose, they start to bray About "the luck of some they know" And swear they never had a show. If truth be told, all that you need Is industry-some plan-some speed A willingness to heed advice Care not to make the same break twice An hour taken now and then To measure up with other men And estimate yourself at length To see your weakness and their strength To give no word you can not keep And take a glance before you leap To wantonly give no offense In brief, success means common sense. Decoration Day In Malta Memorial Day, marking the pass ing of a half century since the war began, was observed in Malta by decorating the graves of the G. A. R. I men who were laid at rest in the Malta cemetery, and by the closing of the principal business houses and post office between the hours of 2:00 and 5:00 p. in. Under the leadership of the only resident G. A. It. man in Malta Geo. V. Chambers, three of the Spanish-American War Veterans Eugene Laird, A. S. Emery and Fred Steinkraus, and a number of the Fe bekalis and ladies of the 0. E. S. went to the Malta cemetery and decorated the graves of those who had fought in thie civil war. There are seven graves in the Malta ceme tery that mark the resting place of de parted heroes and upon these flowers were strewn and flags placed. The graves decorated were those of I Nathaniel Flagg, W. II. McLain, S. C. Lloyd, C. 11. Dodge, Mr. Howard, Andrew Swanson and Merritt Wal cott. Besides Mr. Chambers there are are three other surviving G. A. tR. men-E. C. Southwick, John Emerick and Wm. Mattson, but these gentlemmen all live on home steads a long distance from Malta and could not be present at the Me morial Day exercises. "On Fame's eternal camping ground their silent tents are spread, and glory guards with solemn round, thie bivouac of the dead." New Buick Touting Cars. Edw. Pierson and Geo. W. Hewitt have each purchased a handsome Buick automobile. Beth touring cars were received here Monday and made their initial spin about Malta Tuesday. The number of joy riders in this locality is becoming large. 5 new machines have been unloaded by Malta parties from Great Northern cars this spring. This is the month of roses-and brides. Kingsbury Hats for men at Ed wards & McLellan's. Furnished rooms for rent In quire of Mrs. W. II. Chase. Look for fresh fruits and vegeta bles. Fifth Ave. Meat Market. Sincerity Suits $12.50 to $30.00 at Edwards & McLellan's. Make your evening at home cheer ful with an Edison phonograph. For sale at the Malta Drug Store The Rexall Store. Mrs. Carrie Bryant who taught the Dodson school for the past year is in our city at the home of her friend, Mrs. Edw. Pierson, and expects to remain about a month. Florsheim Shoes at Edwards & McLellan's. H. M. Kirton and J. A. Couch re turned fromn a trip to the Missouri river Monday. They had rather a dif ticult job driving back as the country was inundated by the heavy rains of the past week and the snow storm of Friday. Mr. Kirton was looking after some land matters for the U. S. government while Mr. Conch boughlit cattle. It is said that a steam plow will be used by the government agency in the Blackfeet Indian reservation this season, a 30l horse power outfit hav ing been sold to that agency by T. E. Lowery, local agenit of the Avery company at Great Falls. This is said to be the first steam plowing outfit to be introduced into use on an Indian reservation and the results will be waited with interest. St. Mary's Guild St. Mary's Guild meeting at Mrs. Edw. White's last Wednesday after noon:was largely attended and sever al new members joined the society. At this meeting the annual election of officers occurred and were as fol lows:-President, Mrs. Geo. W. Hewitt; Vice Pres., Mrs. R. V. Tucker; Sec., Mrs. C. E. Secrest; Treas., Miss Mabel Tucker. The outgoing secretary, Miss Mab el Tucker, gave the following thian cial report of the society for the past year: Cash on hand May 1, 1910, $362.45 " received during year, 251.92 $014.37 Total Disbursements $202.41 Balance inTreas.May l,'11 $321.90 Fancy Roasts and meat pint up in any style desired, Fifth Ave., Meat Market. Mrs. T. M. Facey received a mes sage fronm I. E. Johnson one day last week, telling of the loss by lire at Glasgow, of one of the houses owned by her mother, Mrs. J. Kerr. Mrs. L, Beasley who was reported on the sick list at Wagner last week was brought to Malta to the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. E. Crofut, last Friday. She is now greatly im proved. Mrs. P. L. Fortney recently had a shipment of plants and shrubs from her brother, Luther Bulson, of New York. There were two-hundred strawberry plants, a number of red raspberries bushes and a few tansy plants in the package. Mrs. Fortney had them planted before the rains of the past week and they are all start ing to grow and looking thrifty. Hotel Train to Go With Twin City-Helena Tour Sleepers, Diner and "Garage-Cars" Furnished by the Great Northern Rail way to Accompany Motorists in Long Run (Chicago Record Herald, May 9, 1911) Charles Harrington, Secretary of the Minnesota State Automobile Association, will leave St. Paul to-morrow morning in a Halladay "40" on the pathfinding jour ney for the Twin City-to-Helena, Mont., automobile tour. Chicago motorists are interested in the run, which will be held in .Ily, and in which a number of local cars may be entered. The tour will cover 1,300 miles and will be the longest of the season, outstripping thie Glidden in point of length. In addition thlie run will have a number of unique features, one of which lies in thlie introduction of a, Great Northern Railroad "hotel train," which will accom pany the autoists. Louis WV. Hill, presi dent of thie road, is responsible for this. AA THIE PATrHFINDER "EDUCATION FOR EFFICIENCY" IS NEW MOTTO FOR STATE COLLEGE BOOKLET TELLS HOW YOUNG MEN AND YOUNG WOMEN ARE TRAINED AT COLLEGE FOR DIFFERENT KINDS OF EFFICIENCY "Education for Efrieiency' is tlihe motto just adopted by the Montana State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, and what this imeans is explained in a beautifully illustra ted booklet with this title which has just been issued by the college. A copy will be sent to any one who asks for it. It will be a surprise to those who have not closely watched the rapid growth and expansion of the State college to know for how many different kinds of efficiency they train young men and women; and the training, as they allege it in this book, will bear comparison with the best to be had anywhere. Any one who supposes that the State Col lege is a place where boys are taught merely how to milk cows and guide the plow will lind that lie has no con ception of the largest of Montana's educational institutions. The para graph which shows how thle State College is plann ing its work with a view to preparing for the new Mon tana, will interest anyone who has any interest in the future of this state. The book outlines briefly the vari'ety of work offered, and makes it appear very attraative for live people. The cover of the book is decorated witlh the embossed seal of thle college, which gives a bit of mountain landscape from near I3oze man, together with the motto, ''"Ed ucation for Efficiency." Services M. E. Church Regular services of the Methodist church fur Sunday June 4. Sunday school, 10:00a. mi., preaching 11:00 a.m., subject, "World Wide Mis sions." Preaching 8:00 p. Ini., sub ject, "Power of a Christian life." A hearty welcome for all. C. E. Wharton, pastor. Wanted;- -Calf or yearling Short Horn Bull. Address, Win. Spencer, Malta, Montana. lie is an enthusiastic autoist and hIas made arrangements for a train of sleep ers. dining car and bullet ear, and will equip one or two baggage cars as garages. Whlien the machines start out in the morning tie train will move forward to thle town where thle stop for the night is scheduled. Having completed their day's journey, thle motorists will find dinner ready in the dining car. In the garage cars chliauffeurs will fiiid repair equip ment. The tentative plan for the pathfhinding trip calls for a run of 174 miles to Ashby the first day, 105 miles to (Grand Forks the next day, 158 miles to Rugby, N. D),. the third day. 10S miles to Williston the fonithli day, 172 miles to Glasgow on the lifth, 168 miles to Havre on the sixth, Violation Of Child Labor Law J. P. Canavan.manager of the Western UniowTelegraph Company, says the Great Falls Leader, has; been arrested on a complaint sworn to by J. H. Hall, state commissioner of labor. charging the Western Un ion Telegraph -company and Mr. Canavan with violations of the child labor law. Mr. Canavan has been released on his own recognizance. The complaint was sworn to before Justice of the Peace W. II. Itace, who set the hearing of the case for May 31. Commissioner Hall ihas been in Great Falls several times in the past 10 d(lays investigating alleged viola tions of the state eliild labor act, whicli prohibits the employment of any child under the age of 10 years in any mine, mill, smelter, work shop, factory, steam, electric, hy draulic, or compressed air railroad, or any passenger or freighlit elevator. or whlere any maciinery is operated, or by telegraph, telephone or mes senger companies. Tie investiga tion, being made by Mr. Hall is state wide and arrests lihave been made in several places. The best Pocket Knives-Keeu Kutter-at Edwards & McLellan's. No. 1 Corn for sale at the Trafton warehouse. Orders left at The En terprise ollice promptly filled. Eugene Laird secured a line kodak picture of the Dodson Dam on one of his visits there two weeks ago. Mr. and Mrs. II. M. Armstrong from the bench northwest of town left this morning for their old hliome at Legrand, Iowa. Mrs. Arm strong's healthli has been very poor of late, thie high altitude affecting her unfavorably, and this has caused them to leave the state, temporarily. They may return to Montana this fall. 131 miles to Great Falls on the seventh aindl 14t miles to Helena on the-eighth iandit last daiy. The bi i lalladay "40" started from the Twin Cities .May 10 to blaze the way to Ifelna, Mlont, for the touir of the MMinMe sota State Automiiobile Astbeiation. A. P. Il[aney, of the Heaney Auntomobile Comi pany. agents for the ifalladay car, is at the wvliel. Soated next to himin is Chiarlei I arrington, oflicial pathfinder for theli Automobile association. In the tuinnimeau are seated Clyde Babcock (on the lef't), special operator of the Western Unin Teleg'raph Company, andIl Howard Kahl, stata corres.poindent of thlie Dikpatchi and Pioneer Press. A seconid driver was taken aboard at lMuinneapolis.