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Helen*. Mout. Of the Two Elements in Southeastern Montana. The Is Going to Survive, the Lawless or the Lawful? er County Examiner' Volume IV Number I Broiéus Independent ÉÉÉ Bros dll*, Montana, Friday, October 21, 1921 maltim $2 Per Year SIR GREATEST Oil HEUII WILD 1ERE ''The greatest oil fields in the world will be developed south of Broadus," said Martin Wiley, while in town Tuesday. He makes this de duction after having analysed the possibilities of oil throughout the en tire northwest. While not claiming ■to be a geologist, Mr. Wiley states .that he is a civil engineer and a pio •ueer in the oil development work of Mexico and located oil properties that proved to be wealth producers for their owners. Mr. Wiley has been in the north west the past three years checking up the oil structures. "I have aban doned the idea that there ever will be a large production of oil north of -the Yellofstone river," asserted Mr. Wiley. He is now cross-sectioning the territory south of Broadus be tween the Black Hills and the Big Morn mountains and will continue Ilia work as far .south as the Salt Creek oil fields of Wyoming. Mr. Wiley was accompanied to Broadus by DeLoa Selway, president of the Consolidated OH & Mining Co. Mr. Wiley maintains headquarters In Pittsburg, Pa., and represents sev eral oil concerns, the Mouse River Oil ft Refining Co., the Consolidated •Oil ft Mining Co., the Wiikinsburg Montana Oil Co., the Freedom-Mon tana Oil Co., the Portland-Montana •OU Co., and the Parent Oil and Ry. Co., the latter a ten-million dollar •concern. He is also a representa tive of others who are interested in the development of the northwest. "My interests act on my judgment du selecting drilling sites," asserted JMr. Wiley. "If I pronounce the field as favorable they will develop it, and if my report is adverse, they abandon any contemplated work." Mr. Wiley is a man of mature years, his hair whlten°d by the 61 years of active life. At the present time he is writing a bulletin on "landscape Geology, a Mirror to Petroleum." In this bulletin he will give special recognition t>'.ho oil and gas possibilities of Broadus and the south country. MATH CALLS AN ESTIMABLE WMUN utorelay night at li o'clock, Mrs. William F. Wilson passed away at her home near Pinto postoffice, ou Powder river, about 25 miles above Broadus. She had been ailing in health for some time and in suc cumbing she terminated a most use ful life both as a wife, mother and neighbor. She had been affiliated with the Christian church during her life time and always endeavored *o practice the precepts of the Golden Rule. Obsequies were conducted at the Broadus home of J. T. Wilson at 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon and in terment was made in Valley View cemetery. A large concourse of rel atives, friends and neighbors attend ed the services, attesting the high es teem in which deceased had been held by them. Included in the fnneral services were appropriate hymns and a vocal solo by Mrs. A. W. Heidel. S. A. Holt presided at the services and in 'his remarks tendered sympathy to the bereaved relatives and* consoled them in the knowledge that the de / parted soul had gone to her just reward. The bereaved relatives tender their heartfelt thanks to the friends who so kindly assisted them and offered words of consolation of sym pathy and consolation. Among the relatives and friends of deceased who were hère tor the funeral services were Mr. and Mrs. 'Georg Traub, Mr. and Mra. Charles Huckins, Mr. and Mrs. Rosa Swope, Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Considine. Mr. and Mita. L. W. Lewis and Mias Thelma, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Whitten -of Arvada, Mrs. James Geer, Howard Leister, Mrs. Harvey Geer. Mrs. Henry Peays, Mra. R. G. Denson, Mrs. Bradley Jaekson, Mr. and Mrs Bay Wilson, H. H. Gay, Mrs. Rachel Yarger of Sheridan, Mrs. A. E. Y ar ger, Mrs.- Ord Ames, Mrs William Tipton, Mra. Gertrude C. Wood»ey of Helena, E. F. Wilson, Lee Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. John Broaddus, Wil liam BroaddU8, Mr. and Mrs. New man Dally, Mrs. Maille Daily, Mr. «ad Mrs. Oscar Broaddus, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Garr, Olen Yarger, J. 'T. Wilson, E. G. Bbtreman, Alex 'Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Buck ley of Bay Horse, Oos Lettner, Matt Nagel, Eugene Garber, Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Montgomery, Mr. and Mrs. Byron Hurt, Edmond A. Wilson, A. B. Biles. Mrs. William F. Wilson was bom in Mars h al eouaty, Indiana, July li, I*$i. aid dlad at Bar hope, pinto. Moat., October 15. ltil; age ti (HUH MASTER IF A F. UN. I aSturday night will be an occa sion of jubilation In Masonic frater nity circles for there will be a large gathering here to officially institute Powder River Lodge No. 135 and in stal the officers who have been serv ing under special dispensation from the mother lodge. The meeting here will be held in the Masonic quarters over the Powder River County bank and will be open only to Master Ma sons. The lodge will be instituted by Hon. Henry C. Smith of Miles City in his capacity as grand master of the Maaontc lodge in Montana. Mr. Smith will be accompanied to Broad ua by about. 40 others Masons from Yellowstone lodge No. 20 of Miles City, including Past Masters Giese ler, Heckman, Winter, Skinner, Har ris and the present master, R. A. Heren, as well as other officers from that lodge. A delegation of ten Ma sonic brethren is coming from Eka laka and Piniele, Boyea and other points will be well represented. A sumptuous banquet will be served at the Powder River hotel some time during the night In honor of the visiting brothers and the oc casion. MAB IUHM FM M— P M CARTER On Wednesday of this week attor neys for Pani J. Grimes were at Ek alaka arguing a motion before Judge Felt for the release of their client on ball. Grimes will be tried in the district court of Carter county at the No vember session, charged with mur der in the first degree. County At torney Leon Wheeler of Carter coun ty will be assisted in the prosecution by Sharpless Walker of Miles City and Attorneys L. M. Simon and Dan il McCutcheon of Belle Fourche will conduct the defense. Grimes was given a preliminary hearing before Justice of the Peace A. P. Shaw and'bound over to the district court without bail on a charge of murder In the first degree. Grimes is alleged to bave shot hie sheepherder, Merton Goe, in cold blood, although he alleges that Goe attacked him with an ax and he will enter a plea of self defense. Goe's friends maintain that he showed no open hostility toward Grimes and at the time was using the ax only for the purpose of staking down a tent. Goe was killed in the vicinity of Al zada about a month ago, and it is said in that vicinity there is a strong feeling against Grimes. K-MYIDE CLUB TO MEET WITH MRS. LAWRENCE The next meeting of the B-Divide Community club will be held with Mrs. O. C. Lawrence. After dinner an hour will be devoted to plays and games appropriate to the Hallowe'en season. BROADUS LADS CHOOSE OIL CLOTH FOR BEDDING Hubert Stratton, Billy Crav., Dick and James Martin were out rabbit hunting Saturday afternoon when nightfall overtook them at the H. R. Stratton ranch about seven miles nortb of Broadus. They were not much alarmed, however, but built a fire and cooked their supper and then "bedded" themselves down on the floor of the house. In lieu of blankets they stripped the oil cloth from the walls and were fairly com fortable. Fathers of the first two lads had become alarmed over their absence and after a search found them about 8:30 and returned home with the quartet. WHEAT PRICES Minneapolis, Oct. 18.—Cash No. 1 northern, $1.21-1.24. (Miles City cash price 31 cents less.) years, 2 months, 27 days. She was married to William F. Wilson at Clarlnda, Iowa, January 1, 1873. To this union was born eight chil dren, four boys and four girls, two of whom died in infancy. She Is survived by her husband; one son, Edwin F. Wilson of Pinto, and one daughter, Mrs. Catherine Gertrude Woodly of Helena. She la also sur vived by two brothers, quite aged and In ill health, J. M. tfcKown, Omaha, Neb.; Wm. H. McKown, Car low. Mo. Early In life she moved with W parents from Indiana to Illinois whore she lived through hor early womanhood until she moved to Iowa and was united In marriage to Wil liam F. Wilson. From Iowa they moved overland to Nebraska and thenee to Oborlta, Kan., when they r s ot dfid until 1817 when they moved to the prient home at Pinto. — maltim he «mul ■HEBRf Ellen Paine, the 41-year-old wife of Charles Paine, d est r oyed herself early Saturday morning by lighting her keroslne-soaked clothes and burning to death. Her demise wae one of tho most tragic ever known In Powder River county. She bad been a patient at the Warm Springe san itarium and only the day before had returned to her home from the state sanitarium at Warm Springs. Mrs. Paine's charred remains were found about 7 o'clock in the morn ing by Lewis Bakken, government trapper, who was working In that viclnty. Word was immediately tel ephoned to Coroner S. A. Holt and accompanied by Sheriff Sutter and County Attorney Burkey, visited the scene. Coroner Holt after a com plete investigation found that the woman had committeh suicide while in a fit of inaanityr " Mrs. Paine for several months had been in the state sanitarium receiv ing treatment for mental deficiency. Her husband accompanied her home on Friday and said that she acted very rational that night. She retired apparently a little fatigued after the tiresome - trip overland ' from Miles City. Mr. Paine did not notice her leaving the home during the night and on awakening about 5 o'clock he presumed she was in some other part of the horse and after going to the barn to do the chores he could not find her around the ranch and concluded that perhaps she had an other attack and began searching for her. In the mèantime Bakken was making the rounds of his traps and was attracted by a thin column of smoke a short distance away. Rather curious he went thither and saw the gruesome sight of the charred re mains of the woman. Hor white stockings seemed to have been un damaged and at first Bakken thought automobile tires had been burned. About 50 feet away was found a spot where the grass had burned and It is thought the unfortunate woman must have atruggled in sheer misery to the place where she fell. She had taken a butcher knife, a bottle of. lyeo!*stad two bottk* of foroaldd4|L __ byde and a can of kerosene from her home, evidently Intent on self de struction from one of them. The in dications pointed only to the use of the kerosene. Added pathos is giv en the tragedy by the knowledge that the woman was in the vicinity of the grave of her baby daughter. Bakken hurried to the Fleming ranch a short distance away, where he made known his discovery. Mrs. Paine is survived by her hus band and two young sons. Interment took place at Stacey, the commflnity in general being well represented to show their last respect to their neighbor who had been a popular person and esteemed by all who knew her. She had been a robust figure but fell victim to physical ail ments of an incurable nature and it is believed this condition preyed on her mind: The Examiner joins the many friends in presenting to the be reaved family its heartfelt sympathy. HUPTIAL HUM HAS TWO MORE COHVERTS A few days ago Roy M. Lee aud Miss Christine Fischer quietly slip ped away and were married at Lew lstown, returning to establish resi dence in Broadus. Everything went along nicely and they figured that the event had been forgotten wUSnT last Saturday even ing they were usherde to the Powder River hotel where the whole town had^ gathered to extend the popular young couple Its hearty congratula tions. The fact that Mr. and Mrs. Lee had eluded getting united in Powder River county necessitated the per formance of the ceremony all over again, and for the occasion the hotel parlors had been artistically decorat ed with cabbage, sagebrush, old boots, shoes, ountlng, etc. The couple were attired in evening dress. Mrs. Lee carried a beautiful fragrant bunch of celery tied with six different colors of ribbon; a lace curtain served as a veil which rested nonchalantly on her flaxen coiffure. - The bride was assisted to the al tar of execution by Charles B. Lewis Sr. or 1837 style, while Fred Traut man acted as the beet guy in the crowd. Miss Mina Peterson, elegant ly gowned in a silk train find wear lag a large red hat, artistically per formed the part of bridesmaid. An the victims knelt tor several minutes on an irregular large rock awaiting the consnmmatloh of the ordeal Mrs. A. W. Heidel sang an extract from "Long-green" in the substance of n vary appropriate lit Ue "ditty" fittingly composed for the occasion. Organist C. C. Craw played the " We fi fiifig Rag" with great mai MtoMlty. Then, with all the thee HIHI KNIES LMSTOCIFEEBEI Liuk Wilson trailed* about 1,300 head of cattle from Broadus to Gil lette and after disposing of about •00 head to George W. Stone of Uial place, shipped the balance to inward, Neb., where he will give them a com diet for a few months find then place them on the market as corn-feds. Wilson discovered that corn could not be harvested with a profit in eastern Nebraska and that the corn and stalks remained in the field un touched. It Is his intention to turn kls cattle into these pastures and fatten them. This beef will be placed on the market later on with an ad ditional advantage over stock mar keted directly from the Powder River country. The original shrink age will have lteen overcome and new weight put on by the corn feed, and when the stock is ready for the market it is the belief the prices will be higher than now. Mr. Wilson's experiment will be watched with interest by other stockmen of the country. MUETTE MAL «IMS MRAPPMHT HOMES FAKE That, the Homestake Mining com pany has been disappointed in its quest for coal at Gillette may be ! leaned from the following dipped Tom the Gillette News. What in lueuce the failure of the Gillette jelds may have on the Peerless coal Î |ine near Broadus remains to be >en. There is no coal prospecting ere for the 32-foot vein of coal is •exposed on the wail of the Sand Creek canyon and many thousands pf dollars have been expended there |he past year in substantial improve ments. "The Houiestake Mining company has abandoned the shaft recently sunk just to the east of the Levinson rauch buildings because of a heavy flow of water and have begun the sinking of a new hole about a quar ter of a mile west of the same build ings," says the Gillette News. "A' six iuch hole Is being drilled C M rte ? f 100 feet. By the side of this hole an exploratory shaft, five feet in cir cnmference will be put down. These activities will probably end the com pany's prospecting efforts. Six holes each to a depth of about ICO feet, have been put down at intervals of about 400 feet. The company thus has a good idea of the extent of the field as well as the thickness of the fuel. According to rumor the coal vein dwindles down to nothing near the railway right of way but it is an established fact that it increases to 65 feet but a short distance away. The horoughnes8 or the tests being made by the Homestake people show that they are taking no chances in starting actual production work until the possibilities of the field are thoroughly proved." 800 PENNIES BANKED BY BOYEO MERCHANT C. W. Bryan, the Boyes merchant, banked 800 pennies that had accu mulated at his store during the past two years. Only one "slug'' was found in the entire collection. On Saturday he sent the sack of "coin" to Broadus in the custody of the mail carrier, Ai Edwards. BUTTKRFAT PRICES AT OTHER PLACES Last week when the Western Creamery comany was paying 30 cents a pound for butter fat in this county, the price allowed by the La Belle Creamery company in Belle Fourche was 38 cents or 36 cents at Boyes. At Gillette it is said the but ter fat price was 42 cents a pound. C. W. Bryàn handles the butterfat at Boyes, sending it to Belle Fourche where it is tested. pian ability and grandeur demanded by mail order catalog bibles, turn ing to page 675, the "Rev." H. E. Dorval Jr., pastor of the 'Round era*," read the ceremony and hog tied the victims for life in true Pow der river style. "Shorty" Turley of ficiated as ring-bearer, carrying a ring about three Inches in diameter which the groom absentmlndedly, tried to slip over his bride's ankle. After the nuptial" ceremony the couple recetved congratulations and Roy says he never kissed so many ladies in all his life. Floors were cleared and to the in viting strains of the orchestra, the merrymakers danced until midnight when a very dainty luncheon was served by Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Lewis In their usual grand style. Dancing was resumed until a late hour. Mr. and Mra. Lee were presented with a little remembrance from their friends in the form of g parse end promised that they'd never get magmi again outside of Powder RiVfer eouaty. n nmt ime m RILL HICKS AND TWO AVIATORS DROP INTI TOWN FROM CLOl'DH Just prior to dusk Wednesday evening "Bill" Hicks dropped into town from the clouds, coming from Miles City via the aerial route in an hour and five minutes. He was car ried here by a Curtis standard air plane, driven by W, W. Howell and Ted Power. The two aviators had left Willowston, N. D., earlier in the morning, flying 210 inileB to Miles City and then on to Broadus. They lighted on the Doyle field near town and said they were on their way to Casper and California. The airplane maintained an altitude of about 4000 feet on its flight here, in ciccling over Broadus. Hicks bombed the town with a wrap of paper that un furled in the air. SCHOOLMATES MEET AFTER 22 YEARS Mix. IT. E. Der va 1 Jr. and Mrs. Ernest Preston were school mates at tending school together twenty-two years ago at Amble aide, Ontario, and it was a coincidence somewhat cut of the ordinary that led to a renewal of their acquaintanceship in Broadus this Week, hundreds of miles from the scene of their early girlhood school training and at a town »0 miles inland frem a railroad. Which again proves the old saying that it's a mighty small world after all. Billy, the sou of Airs. Dorval. hap pened to become engaged in conversa tion with Mrs. Preston and when she told of her girlhood days in the Ca nadian town, young Dorval had re membered his mother mentioning the same place. Mrs. Dorval on hearing her son's report, called on Airs. Pres ton. Neither recognized the other at first until reminiscences of school days were recalled and then they hark ened hack twenty-two years and talked cf old times and old acquaintances. Mrs. Dorval was formerly Miss Flor ence O'Malley while Mrs. Preston was formerly Miss Angelina Schtimnker. The two gltls attended school at Am bleside, a school town. Ideated near Formosa, Ontario. I,caving there Dorval went to St. Paul. Minn Mrs Preston to Coining. Xeb. TWO MYSTERIOUS Two tires of recent, date are r » ported from the Selway country and in each instance the origin is un known. A sheep wagon owned by Pete Schwind was burned and fire also destroyed a straw stack owned by Mrs. Edith Potter, several miles south of the Selway postoffice. Mrs. and It j [ a I riKC fiT SFI MfAT I wwl * ** be of THE WEEK'S 6BIST IN JUSTICE COUNT There appeared in justice court be fore Judge C. Craw the past week the following: Shirl Tanner of Kunchcreek was araigned oik October 14 on a first de gree assailli charge preferred by Paul Knie. Tanner pleaded not guilty and he was discharged under 150 cash bail to stand trial this (Fri day) afternoon at 2 o'clock. Tanner wanted a change of venue to the jus tice court of I. C. Sessions at Ranch creek so as to be closer to his wit nesses hut he has not yet filed the necessary papers for the transfer. Yesterday morning Deputy Sher iff Warren haled into court J. E. Franery and E. L. Kelley. They are men employed in land classifica tion by Emmett Malloy and both pleaded guilty to driving a motor ve hicle without the necessary license plates. Each paid a fine of $12.70. O. E. Moyer on Wednesday was admitted to bail with Alva Manker and Louie Monroe furnishing the $750 bonds. Moyer had been ar rested on ;the complaint of Sam Hudson, and was bound over to the district court on a grand larceny charge for he alleged theft of two horses. LIVE S TOCK M ARKETS Chicago, Oct. 18.—Top yearlings $11.75; bulk beef steers $6.00-9.50. Omaha, Oct. 18.—Top yearlings, at $10.75. South St. Paul, Oct. 18. — Grass beef steers, $5.00-6.00; best butcher cows and heifers $5.00-6.00. Kansas City, Oct. 18.—Selected Stockers $7.25; other early sales, $4.75-7.00. SERVICES AT SAND CREEK SCHOOL HOUSE SUNDAY Rev. Armstrong, -, the missionary from Miles C'ty will conduct serv îtes at the Sand Creek achocl hn.se Sunday, October 23. TAKES 700 SHEEP FOR WINTER AT fit PER HEAD Bill Harding, residing near Pi niele, has contracted with Lat Os good for tho care of 700 head of ■hoop tor tho winter at a charge of Me head As the result of a meeting held at Piniele yesterday afternoon a general convention of stockmen has been called for Piniele, Saturday afternoon, November 19. At that time It. is proposed to perfect a per manent organization of stockmen from southeastern Montana for their mutual protection against depreda tions of an alleged gang of horse and cattle thieves said to infest this portion of the state. A temporary organization was perfected at Piniele yesterday by the selection of Chas. Woods of Alzada as chairman and Dr. J. W. Craig of Piniele, secretary. The meeting yesterday was called by O. J. Brownfield, a prominent stockman from the Piniele country, and in this call he invited all mem bers of the Live Stock Dipping as sociation and the Tri-State Stock men's association a« well as all other stockmen were requested to be present. Mr. Brownfield called the meeting to order at 1 o'clock and then called upon the secretary of the Tri-State Stockmen's association. No one seemed to know just exactly for what purpose the meeting had been called. There was a galaxy of officers present, Sheriff Boggs of Ekalaka, Deputy Sheriff Gilleland of Afeada, Sheriff \V. E. Sutter of Broadus, Stock luspector Billy Ritchardson. Lee Richardson of Alzada. The me t ing was public and was attended by Tom McCrory and Bill McCracken, as well as several others whom names could not be learned. The meeting resolved: itself into a round table discussion of livestock conditions in southeastern Montana. It seemed to be the concensus of opinion that to stop the cattle thiev ery In southeastern Montana, the stockmen must perfect an organiza tion. Good results were reported by the activity ol' a local stock asso j dation at Ekalaka. There was not [ a sufficient representation of the I livestock interests present from over I southeastern Montana so that some 'discussion was allowed relative to the best date. One party recom mended that the meeting be post poned until after the annual election of the Tri-Slate Stockmen s associa tion at Belle Fourche coming the first of the year, "if you don't or ganize until then it will give me a chance to get away with consider able beef, taunted one of the spec tators. The Tri-State Stockman associa tion secretary recommended a sep arate organization of stockmen from southeastern Montana which could work with the older organization, and he believed more attention could be given local conditions through such an organization here. He prom ised to be present November 19 to assist in the work of organization here. From another source it is said that the men mentioned by Attorney General Rankin as composing a gang of cattle rustlers in southeastern Montana are rather indignant under the charge and that they have en gaged the services of a high-priced attorney to instiute proceedings against the attorney general. MOORHEAD Cliff Cox is spending a few days on the divide, coming from Sheridan. William Leitner, after spending two weeks with his family in Sheri dan, has returned to his ranch on the river. Mina Peterson and Mrs. R. M. Lee of Broadus spent Friday night with Mrs. Whimpey. Everyone reports a good time at the wedding dance of Arkie Cann, given at the Moorhead store. Mrs. T. S. Buchanan is reported very ill. Dr. James from Broadus was called on Monday. DOYLE CREEK SCHOOL • By the Pupils.) A dance was held at the Rowland shack October 15 and was enjoyed by all. The Doyle Creek scholars gave the dance and box social and used the money for pictures for the school. Miss Rose L. Hansen who lias, been on her Powder river home stead the past summer, has gone to Rochester, Minn. LEO GASKILL'S SON INJURED RY' KICK FROM A HORSE Ed. Gaskill, the 5-year-old son of Leo GaBklll, sustained a broken nose and other Injurie# to hia face on Tuesday when he was kicked by a horse at the Epsle school. Tho ac cident happened while tho lad was feeding hie mount in the vicinity of other horses. Ho was brought to Broaduo by hla father aid the In juries were dressed by Dr. James.