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OF Mr L SOCIETY JTana, -/VA. H£l -ARBON COUNTY CHRONICLE TH historical fU A MONTANA'S BEST WEEKLY ♦ > >• RED LODGE, CARBON COUNTY, MONT„ WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20. 1024. $2.50 PER YEAR VOL. 1. NO. 23. FIVE KILLED BY RED LODGE TRAIN Horrible Accident When Driver Tries To Beat Train at Crossing Near Billings Friday. Mrs. Henry Lackman, 60. of Hes per; her son, Jake ackman, 25; her daugliler, Mrs. George Zier, 40, of Sheridan, Wyoming, and Henry Miller, 25, also of Sheridan were killed and Dave Zier, son of Mrs. Zier, later died of burns, as the result of a railrrad crossing crash at the Central Park crossing west of Billings, when a car which they were driving was struck by the Red Lodge train going to Bill ings at 6:15 o'clock Tuesday after noon. How the tragedy occured nobody seemed definitely to know. Apparent ly the party did not observe the train or took chances and started to cross the tracks. The engineer and firemen could not tell either how it happened, except that the automobile struck the smoker car. Fro mthis impact the automobile was overturned and burst into flames. W. A. Collins of Laurel, L. R. Vick ers and several witnesses of the crash rushed to the rescue. They dragged one dying man out from under the wreck, screaming: "Kill me! Kill me!" He was terribly burned. One of the boys was picked up standing over one of the women, screaming, "Mother, mother!" The woman had a gaping hole in her head. The boys surviving were rushed to the hospital in one of the cars at hand. Zier died at the hospital three hours after the tragedy. His brother is seri ously injured. Jacob Lackman was driving the car, and according to Willie Zier, the only survivor of the party, was talking to the others in the rear seat at the time of the accident, and did not see the train. They were coming from the Lackman farm into Billings at the time to buy some groceries. Mrs. Zier and her son and Miller, a close friend of the Lackmans and the Zier family were guests at the Henry Lack home and had as well been visiting, with other friends and relatives in the neighborhood. Almost simultaneously with being struck the automobile burst into flames, which spread istantly to the clothing of the dead and shrieking injured. Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Vickers sitting in their car at the crossing waiting for the train to pass, said the auto was going from 20 to 26 miles an hour drove into the crossing, was hit by the engine pilot, turned part way round and thrown under the smoking car of the train, where it burst into flames. Funeral services for five victims was held from the First Methodist , :h Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, A common grave in Mountview cemetery will reeive the bodies of Mrs, Henry C. Lackman, her two children, Mrs. George Zier and Jake Lackman, and Mrs. Zeir's son David Zier. The body of George Miller will be taken to Ranchester, Wyoming for burial. Never have last rites been said over the bodies of so many eople in the city of Billings at one funeral. Rela Jvea continued to arrive Sunday, The Lackman and Zier families are widely known among the Rsuuian-Gorman people of this section and hundreds attended the funeral. Offer of the Methodist church for the funeral was made by the pastor, the Rev. George D Wolfe, to accomodate the large. number who were present. The condition of William Zier, the 7 year-old son of Mrs. Zier, who is the only survivor of the tragedy, is said to be somewhat better. ' His nurse at St. Vincent's hospital said Sunday evening that hee seemed much brighter during the day and that there have been no unfavorable develop ments. He asked for some playthings during the day and also asked to see an aunt who came here from Sheridan, - Mr. and Mrs. Tom Updegraff ac companied by their son Floyd, were Fromberg visitors Saturday and Sun day. COLUMBUS for County Commissioner Vote for- Republican Primary, August 26th. Paid Political Advertising Republican Candidate DAMAGE BY WATER CAUSES SUIT TO BE FILED Anton Mautino has filed suit against Walter Rook claiming that Rook al- i lowed his irrigating ditch to overflow , and flood two acres of his land which contained grain and hay and whicl^ have been totally ruined and dam aged by the water. He asked $500 damages. and a permanent under standing that Mr. Rook be compelled . .... .. . I from permitting the overflow to oc ASK FOR CITIZENSHIP PAPERS - Clerk of the Court, H. P. Sandels, has posted notices to the effect that six aliens have applied for citizenship papers during the past week. The next date Oct. 1, is set for hearing of petitions of naturalization for two res idents of Austria, one each from Mon tenegro, Italy and Canada, and Swed en. With the exception of the Cana dian, who entered into this country by way of .Malta, Montana, the re maining five all entered into New York City, Montana Pioneer Passes To-day beneath Montana sod sleeps the body of Mathew W. Alderson who died Monday afternoon following a recent operation for stomach trouble. Mr. Alderson had an enventful ca reer and a thrilling life that always accompanies the western pioneer and particularly he who so cherished that glorious spirit of freedom that the mere name of Montana meant loyalty and everlasting devotion. Matt W, Alderson was born in 1866 at Shellaburg, Wisconsin and when yet a young lad assisted his father Major W. W. Alderson in editing the Avant Currier and later fell in line to join the long chain of Alderaons in preserving their name as men of logil cal thinkers and brilliant writers. While business manager of the Butte Miner, editor of the Stockmen and Farmers Journal, at Helena, he con tributed articles of a combined mix ture mingling the sublime with the ridiculous and freely employing satire, humor, and pathos. For many years past he has been actively engaged in the mining industry having assumed «barge the Goldsmith Mine at Marysville and operated it so success I I uBy that he was placed in charge of the Hi S h -Up Mine in Madison County, Under his management this mine which for fifteen y« ara had be«" closed began to develop and increase ! until now the P ro P ert y employing 70 men Bnd machinery hours a day. Beside his wife and three daughters Mrs. T. B. Barrows of Marysville, Mrs. Leroy Battershell of Clancy, Montana and Mrs. J. H. Griswold of Moeae, Montana, he is also survived by two 24 brothers-Frank and Charles and three sisters, Mrs. J. H. Hammond of Cody, Wyoming, Mrs. E. Lina Houston who is connected with editing the Boze man Chronicle and Mrs. S. A. Ulmer of Seattle. est characters in the death of Mr. Alderson whose life work of concen trated effort aid materially in paving ter state spiritually and socially, and which will romain as an inspiration in the ages to come. Montana looses one of its staunch a smoother path for a bigger and bet Linebarger Won Prize Naming Midland Empire boo8ter 8pirit ruied the valley ' the «om m «rc' al «^bs of the collntry eaat and west and north 8nd 80111,1 from Billin 8 B offered a prize for . the - selection of a name for that terrltor y R- G. Linebarger, now a candidate for the republican nomination for lieu tenant governor won it, choosing the name "Midland Empire." The prize was Î26 and he gave it back to the Fifteen years ago, when the Yellowsone organization for the publicity fund, Linebarger has moved over in the northern part of the state now but the name he selected still sticks. SCHOOL TO OPEN SEPTEMBER 2ND. Large Enrollment Expected. Bpt Few Changes In Teaching Staff, All Teachers Have Been Hired. - v .. . ... _ . . Vacation days, like a Roman picnic, . .. , . , .. must all end sometime. And the sum mer hollidays for the students and, teachers for this year are about end ed. September 2nd, the day follow )ing Labor Day, has always been the custom as the opening day of school, Practically the same teachers as were employed last year are again on the staff with the exception of three high school teachers who have resigned or accepted positions elsewhere. As was formerly announced Miss Blanche Drake, teacher of Public Speaking and English, has accepted a position in Oregon. Miss Roselia Sook has since school closed been united in marriage to Tim Burns of this city. Mrs. Win ifred Castle Schmidt, one of the pop ular teachers of the High School fac ulty and an instructress of Latin has, resigned. The new teachers who wall arrive to take the place of the three afore-men tiond are: Mr. Herman Kerhli of Portland and a graduate of Redd College, will teach Citizenship and occupation, the sub Ject formerly taught by Miss Shook. Miss Mabel Martin, a graduate of the University of California, but for the past several years a popular mem ber| of the younger set and a resident of the city, will render her services as a teacher of English and Public Speaking. Miss Martin carries high 1 •:mjm tps î : Wf-u M V IMl ; 1 ite/- • if mm . , i ■: AK m % \ éiP ' T' ;• .1 > V. m j Dr. J. C. F. Siegfriedt For Slate Senator Republican Ticket (Authorized and paid for by Dr. J. C. F. Siegfriedt) references and is thoroughly recom mended for the work. Miss Clara Skaeim a graduate of Carleton College and a resident of Aududora, Montana, has accepted the position as teacher of Latin in the place of Mrs. Schmidt. The folkwmg other teachers will continue to teach' ( ^ ^ Mathematics m a FrJti.t,. pi- ..si Moss.e Hussong. English, Elisabeth Kelley, History j Miss Margaret Rog , : _ , * „ * ' era, Commercial Teacher; C. R. Sch-i mide, Science and Arithmatics, Miss Mary Kittenger, Science and Mathe matics; Principal H. L, Hussong, Eng lish. Up to the present writing 270 pupils have registered as students hi j Carbon High. Ninety-eight Fresh- ! man, fifty Junio^' ninety-three Soph omores, and twenty-nine Seniors. The Senior class this year being the lowest it has been for many seasons. Ar-1 rangements are being made to place 1 every thing in flMI dass shape before the opening day sf school and co-op«r ation between the teachers and par ers should result in the most success ful school term, as the training and thorough discipline received in our local High School is easily recognized as one of the best in the State. 1 1 F. E, William» who is seeking the Republican nomination ^or the office of State Treasurer is a resident of Billings and is the only candidate for, this office from the eastern part of the state. Mr. Williams is an experi enced accountant, is 41 years of age and has a family. He is in every way qualified for the office.—Adv. Candidate For State Treasurer Once A Miner, Dennis Climbs To High Place He " d of Public Utilities Commission «"'»*» Step hy Step and Now is Seekin K »he Republican Nomina tion For Governor of Montana. . . Rising step by step from a coal miner to his present position at the head of the state railway and public utilities commission, Lee Dennis has the backing of friends who have known him for the last thirty-two years in his aspiration for the Repub bean nomination for governor. As the head of the department of state that regulates more business than any other organization in Montana, embracing the railroad rates and ship P in K problems, he is also at the head of the commission that supervises and regulates utilities engaged in provid * n K heat, light, power, street railway service, water, telephones, telegraphs, state irrigation districts, flour mills, °>1 P'P e lines, motor vheicle lines and all their problems. Mr. Dennis is at the head of the body that has direct control in the state of 7,344 miles of railroad, 88 telephone systems, 81 electric utilities, 67 municipally owned water utilities, 30 private water utilities, 13 gas utili ties, 7 heating plants, 6 street rail way systems, 4 telephone utilities, 8 oil pipe line cariers, 36 motor bus lines and 06 flour mills. Mrs. John Onick and daughter Staf fie, of Washoe, visited friends and attended the Rodeo here Saturday and Sunday. CLAIM FOR DAMAGES DONE TO CAR On the ll»th of July near Boyd, Mr. M. T. Brennan claims that ho was, struck by a car belonging to Frank and Helen Yakovak, which caused' damages to his truck amounting to the sum of $1,225. Plaintiff declares that ho pulled to the extreme right hand side of the road and that it was pure carelessness on the part of the defendant which caused a collision, re sulting in severe damages to his truck Action is being brought against the two members of the Yakovak family for the alleged sum of money, which is necessary to cover repair on his car. A number of carloads of people left Tuesday morning for Great Falla rep resenting members of the Grand Chap ter of the O. E. S. which convena in ATTEND O. E. 8. CONVENTION that city, August 21 to the 23rd. The following members departed: Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Hussong, and their guest Mrs. L. P. Chapman, Mr. and Mrs. Keyes, Mrs. Solso. Mrs. Solso is Worthy Matron and Mr. Hussong Worthy Patron, of Venus Chapter Number 82. Mrs. Chapman is being present as the grand representative and a past matron. From Great Falls, where she will attend lodge conven-. tion, her plans are to leave for Kali spell and attend the State Federation of Woman's Club which convuns from August 26th to the 29th. From tliure on she will go to Missoula and visit as a guest of the Sell's until the first of September. After which date she will leave for Saint Marie's, Idaho to visit with her daughter Mr. and Mrs. W, L. Geist, and later visiting in 3po kane. She expects her trip to expire about the first of October, GRAND SECRETARY AD DRESSED 1. O. O. F. AT JOLIET R, W. Kemp, Grand serretary of the L O. O. F., addressed an assembly of that lodge at Joliet last Saturday evening. Mr. Kemp who is also can didate for United States Senator lives at Missoula and in company with Fred Burnstead of Billings and other friends, visited Red Lodge Sunday making the trip 'round the horn, vis iting at Bearcreek, Belfry, Bridger and Frombcrg. INVITED TO REUNION Mr. and Mrs. Louis P, Chapman received an invitation to the Raymond family First reunion, which is Mrs. Chapman's maiden name. The reunion was held at the beautiful home of Mr. and Mrs. Warren L. Jones, at Ridge-j way. Michigan, therc being over 70 .relatives present, representing Wis-j consin, New York, Illinois, Pennsyl vania. Montana, Ohio, and several, cities in Michigan. The next reunion ls to be held in 1026, with place yet to be decided upon. GLASS TROPHY CASE The graduating Class of '24 has pre rented the teachers and present stu cups, and meddals received by the outgoing class. As is the custom of every grad uating class a gift is presented to the teachers and students in the years to come. The class of '23 also presented a beautiful gift, in the form of a mar ble statue of minature and entitled dents a most beautiful Glass Trophy Case, which when put together will contain Victorious silver "Minerva, the Goddess of Plenty." The gifts are both practical as well as ornamental. IS ENJOYING VACATION A card received this week by the editor from Rev. TenBrock states he is enjoying his vacation at Denver anj other Colorado points. Word has been received of the mar riage of Miss Lillian Hayes of Red Lodge to Mr. Honnold. After a short trip Mr. and Mrs. Honnold will be at home to their friends at Joliet. Mr, and Mrs. F. P. Wicher and son Teddy returned Tuesday from a weeks vacation at Camp Beartooth. AUTO ACCIDENT CAUSES DEATH | ; Glaring Headlights of Oncoming Car Causes Car to Oerlurn in Ditch Kill ing Aged Passenger, I While enjoying a ride along the country road Saturday evening the glaring lights of an apr an caused an Overland aui.'iii longing to Kelly Bros, to he crowded off the road and over-turned in such a manner as to badly frighten some of I,the occupants and to have fatally in jured James Kelly their father, who died the next morning following the accident. Injuries sustained by the aged man were not sufficient enough to have been the immediate cause of death as it is though that the severe shock and excitement of the car wreck. car hastened the end materially, Janies Jefferson Kelly was born in Terre Haute. Indiana on August 18, 11164, and was at the time of hi* death 70 years old. He had been making his home with ali of his children in gen eral hut made his home more perm anently with a son residing in From berg. Mr. Kelly was a descendent of « splendid Irish family and was a faithful discipline of their lofty doc trines and ideals. Those who know hi»' best pay him the tribute of ad miring him more and will deeply feel the loss of his demise, The deceased is survived by three non», Claude, George and Sam, and a married daughter; Mrs, Harriet Hom l ' r of Greyhull. Funeral services wore conducted Tuesday afternoon from the Chapel of the Martin Undertaking parlors with Mr. Martin as director, I -———— ! CROWDS ATTEND I TWO DAY RODEO ■ The two day rodeo performance which was held at Red Lodge Satur day ami Sunday was witnessed by hundreds of local and out of town resi dents. Weather conditions Saturday prevented the Rodeo from being as big a success as whs at first antici pated. However, the excellent manner in which the affair was managed help ed considerably to entertain the audi ence. Sunday being a sunny day a huge crowd attended. Tex Campbell, in whose charge the Rodeo was conducted, proved himself an experienced jud g e and a square and fair sportmun. The following 1 ,.; ddrs won . Jack Tracy on Zane Grey and a „If ' ty bareback rider. Cha8 , Powers on Cricket received hearty applause . Geo Newton was immediately rec . ognjZed by lhe on-lookers for the mar veloug manner which he performed his trick of fancy roping. "Dakota Red" also created more than a little excitement in the bare back riding contest. Several other riders were entered but were unable to compete according to the rule of holding their own with the horse. The novelty of the kodeo attracted! | as much attention as the attraction of the Rodeo itself, particularly among tourists and Eastern visitors. The wild and wooly west has not yet van ished and there is a delightful sensa tion in kowing that therc is still * choice spots of Montana that remain uncivilized and in the most rugged form. Such life and excitement as an annual roundup or rodeo are es pecially enjoyed by the western pio neers. CENTRAL HOTEL IS UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT In another column in this issue will be found an advertisment of the Cen ' tral Hotel which is now under new" management. Mrs. Eva Pierce the proprietress has had the interior of the hotel thoroughly renovated and newly furnished. The Central offers clean rooms and good board at mod erate prices. The ad states the din dining room is for lease to- some re sponsible person.