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O. A. Dahl, Editor-Publisher Subscription Price, $2.00 Per Year In Advance Entered as second-class matter. January 1, 1909 al the Post-office at Ekalaka. Montana., under the Act of March 3. 1879. Published Every Friday. Advertising rates made known upon application. QUARANTINE ON SHEEP RAISED M. E. Knowles, state veterina rian is in receipt of a circular from the United States depart ment of agriculture, bureau of animal industry, showing an amendment that has been made to its rules, whose purpose is to prevent the spread of scabies in sheep. It is signed by Secretary Wilson and removes the Montana quarantine. It follows: The fact has been determined by the secretary of agriculture and notice is hereby given that the contagious and communicable disease known as scabies is not now known to exist, or exists to a slight extent only, among sheep in the state of Montana, that portion of North Dakota lying south and west of the Missouri river, and that portion of South Dakota lying west of the Missouri river, all of which areas are now quarantined by rule 3, revision 1, dated March 22, 1907, and effec tive April 15, 1907. Now, therefore I, James Wil AN EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR THE HOMESTEADER. In the vicinity of Baker, Custer Co., Montana, there are 100, OoO acres of unoccupied government land desirable for home steading purposes. COME NOW. Remember this is practic ally the last of Uncle Sam's Free Grant. Upon request we will furnish you full information in regard to homesteads, desert lands and business opportunities. BECKER BROS. & BARBER REAL ESTATE AGENTS. BAKER, MONT. Loc&i&*s to Hooesteads and Desert Laads Fire and Life Insurance Engineering Work • Specialty All Filing Papers Properly Made Out J. W. DALY GENERAL BLACKSMITHING AND WAGON MAKER ****** H CT se Shoem;; a Specialty. Foil Line cf Neverslips Always on Hand. Hardwood, Iron, Doubletrees, Etc. For Sale. ****** 8 @ G) O Ekalaka, Mont. > €KflBBK3BSBB C Sparks & Baily Stage Line Rnnniag Between Baker and Ekalaka L-, Leaves Baker on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Leaves Ekalaka Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Fares—One Way $4.00, Round Trip $7.00. son, secretary of agriculture, do hereby remove and revoke the quarantine placed by rule 3, re vision 1, upon the following area, to wit: The state of Montana, that portion of North Dakota lying south and west of the Missouri river, and that portion of South Dakota lying west of the Miss ouri river.—Stockgrowers Jour nal. LOCALS H. N. Sykes of Box Elder Valley was seen on our streets Sunday and Monday. Elis Traweek was a business caller in town Tuesday, while here he purchased a plow and road scraper from Wm. Freeze. W. R. Gamble, representing the American Tobacco Co. of Helena, Mont, was calling on Ekalaka merchants Tuesday of this week. Bud Ferguson purchased a team from M. B. Speelman and a set of harness from Wm. Freeze this week. It looks like Bud was going to work soon. Stuart Unruh of the Long Pine Hills, took in the dance here last Friday evening. Mr. Unruh re ported that it was the best dance he ever attended in Ekalaka. He returned home Saturday after noon. A. B. Johnson left Tuesday morning for his ranch on Coal Bank Creek where he expects to spend a few days fixing up the place. J im Parks is handling the ribbons on the stage during his absence. Hey! You base ball enthusiasts. We want you out at the grounds Sunday morning and if the weather permits don't forget, as we need you. 8 o'clock is early enough and say, bring out your shovels. Two thrice-a-week stage lines are now in operation between here and Baker, one being run by Harris Bros, and the other by Sparks & Baily. See their ads in this issue for the days of leaving these points. Dr. Colvin returned from R. L. Smith's ranch last Sunday, where he had been attending Carl Burch, who was very ill with pneumonia. He reports Mr. Burch doing very nicely now and will undoubtly be out again in a short time. Geo. Upham, representing Hacket Walter & Gates H'dw. Co. of St. Paul and Jack Henry representing Winston Harper & Fisher Co. of Minneapolis were transacting business with town merchants Tuesday and Wednes day of this week. Mrs. John Oliver was taken very sick Sunday with a severe cold and high fever and it was thought for awhile that she would have pneumonia. She was reported to be much better Tues day morning and unless some new complications set in she will probably be well again in a few days. The following traveling men from Minneapolis were calling on town merchants last week:- W. H. Lucas representing the Van Camp Packing Co. of Indianapo lis, Andrew A. Apel manager of the coffee and tea department of W. B. & W. G. Jordon Co. of Minneapolis and A. W. Gunning eastern Montana representative for W. B. Jordon Co. of Minne apolis. Artie Dague seemed to be very much troubled Sunday morning and upon inquiry it was found to be a case of Dan Cupid in a pair of Brown Eyes from Harding which was causing his uneasiness and Sunday afternoon when Geo. Herndon, Truman Dague, Brice Lambert and four or five others all mounted on their horses road up on the street it looked like the round-up was about to start but it was soon discovered that they were only riding line to keep the "Big Kid" from following the trail ci the Flathers' Dance Or chestra. Somehow or other Ar tie broke through the line and it was late in the afternoon when the boys found him at a ranch a few miles out of town trying to get some day clothing to put on. They say it looked very much as though he had fallen in some creek (possibly Box Elder). NEW RATES Ihe following rates will go into effect in this office on April 1st. All ads will be reduced to the size now paid for unless other wise notified by our customers: DISPLAY ADS. Per Inch, Single Column By the week 15 By the month 50 Ad 25 per cent if special posi tion is desired. READING NOTICES Count Five Words to a Line Per line, Each issue 7 SUBSCRIPTION One year. $2.00 Six months 1.25 Three months 75 BRANDS Cut of Animal $2.00 Block brand 1.00 Prices of commercial printing on application. A Public Institution THE LITTLE MISSOURI BANK is a servant of the people. It exercises wisdom in guarding the people's money, giving each customer facilities that benefit his business interests. It is regulated by laws made by the people so that the people will have safe and convenient banking advantages. The condition of this bank is of concern to the public. The good busi ness man will not fail to reassure himself on our points of safety and service when he forms a bank connection. The Little Missouri Bank Camp Crook, South Dakota. * THE WIDEAWAKE RESTAURANT * ****** Meals at All Hours. Regular Meals,35c. Fresh Oysters in Season. Meal Tickets, $5.00. THE CORNER SALOON * « * Finest Line Of Wines, Liquors and Cigars In Town. -WHISKIES Old Crow Paul Junes Royal Arma Lexington Gutîg-pn Weimer L W. Harpe* and others — CIGARS — Ben Davis Flor De Hamilton Limbert Porto Rico De Veguras Tiffany Faetory Smoke and others. We Are Agents For The Famous "Budweker" Beer * * o I Dague & Metheny waen— ^F3 9BGHSHS& M. O. TRACY UNITED STATES COMMISSIONER Land Filings. Final Proofs Relinquishments I Can Settle Your Land Troubles. V. Your Business Solicited. 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