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The Ekalaka eagle. [volume] (Ekalaka, Mont.) 1909-1920, April 16, 1909, Image 1

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Bids for the carrying of the U.
S. mail between here and Baker
have again been all rejected on
account of being too high. These
last bids were called for by Mch.
2, 1909 and the contract was to
commence on the 15th but for
the above reason nothing was
done and it was not until last
week, that we heard any word in
regard to the matter from the
department. The following let
ter was received by Postmaster
J. E. Wilson, which shows the
governments view on the sub
"March 29, 1909.
Referring to the petitions re
ceived from the patrons of your
office for the establishment of a
star route from Ekalaka to Baker,
Montana, you are informed that
the Department has endeavored,
through the issue of a number
of advertisements, to establish
the service desired. The only
bid received for such service un
der the recent advertisement is
at the rate of $1500 per annum,
which is entirely too high for the
service required, and no bid was
received under the recent adver
tisement for service from Tee
Dee to Ismay, for the supply of
the office at Tee Dee in the event
that the supply of your office
from Miles City would be omitted
on the establishment of the route
from Ekalaka to Baker. There
fore, it is not deemed advisable
to take any further action at this
time in regard to this matter, and
the present supply of Ekalaka
will be continued.
Very respectfully,
Joseph Stewart,
Second Assistant Postmaster
In this communication the de
partment says that a bid of $1500
was rejected and that this was
the only bid that was submitted
to them. The Camp Crook line
pays $1480 a year and as the pro
posed Baker route would carry
nearly eight times as much mail
as the Crook line, we see no ex
cuse why the department should
reject the bid because it costs
only $20 more a year to operate
The present line from Miles
City pays $3690 a year and even
at that it is reported that it is
not a paying proposition. If they
should discontinue this line and
pay $1500 for a line from here to
Baker they would still have $2190
left with which to operate a line
from Ismay or Miles to Tee Dee
and in this way would give us all
better mail service. The matter
of having this mail line between
here and Baker has been an im
portant topic among the citizens
of this territory and it is now ar
riving at such a stage that we
must demand that this be put in
operation at once. Let us'gjt
together and show proof why
this must be done and the ad
vantages that will be derived
The citizens and business men
of Ekalaka gathered at the res
taurant office last Tuesday even
ing where the organization of
"The Stockgrowers and Business
Men's Club of Ekalaka" was
perfected. A fair sized crowd
was in attendance and everything
was carried out in an excellent
way. The committee appointed
at the last meeting to look around
and ascertain the names of all
those who wished to join reported
a list of nearly 30 persons and
from their report there seems to
be no doubt but that we can have
a large membership in the club.
After considerable discussion
among those present, the election
of officers took place, with the
following result:
President, Dr. J. P. Hedges,
Vice Pres. A. W. Lucas,
Secretary, H. D. Routtell,
Treasurer, J. H. Booth,
Seargent-at-Arms T. J. Martin,
Board of Directors, G. G.
Grant, E. C. Metheny and W. H.
A committee of three was ap
pointed by the president to draft
by-laws to be presented at the
next meeting, those on this com
mittee being, W. H. Peck, A. W.
Lucas and O. A. Dahl. After
this a motion was made to ad
journ until Tuesday evening,
April 20. 1909 at 8 o'clock sharp,
at which time it is expected that
every property owner and citizen
of Ekalaka and vicinity will turn
out and have a voice in the meet
ing. If you are a booster of this
town and country, show your
good intentions by attending this
meeting. Matters of vital im
portance to all will be discussed
and it will be to your advantage
to attend. Come out Tuesday
evening, April 20, at the restaur
The following notice has been
given by the President of the
State Board of Sheep Commis
sioners and will be of interest to
the many sheepmen in this terri
Office of the State Veterinarian,
Helena, Montana, March 29th,
This is to notify all Sheepmen
in the State of Montana, that no
sheep will be permitted to trail
from one point in a county to any
point outside that county, or for
any distance greater than 25
miles, unless such sheep have
been properly inspected by an
Inspecter of this Department,
and a health Certificate issued
granting such permission; which
certificate must state that all
such sheep are clean and free
from communicable disease of
any character.
T. C. Power,
President State Board of Sheep
M. E. Knowles,
State Veterinarian.
Whereas:- The Angel of Death
has twice invaded the home of
our dearly beloved Brother and
sister, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Laney,
and removed therefrom their be
loved daughters, Dolly and Mar
guerite Laney.
Therefore:- Be it resolved, that
we extend to them in their dou
ble afflication, our heartfelt sym
pathy. At such a time and on
such an occasion, words fail to
express our pain and sorrow, we
cannot comfort, we cannot ques
tion, the reason why; we can only
bow in submission to the Divine
Will, and pray that God may
comfort them and us, for their
sorrow is our sorrow, their loss
our loss, and their pain our pain.
Tho time and distance seperate
us, yet, out of the fullness of our
hearts, do we tender them our
sympathy and our faith that,
"He who ruleth over us all,
Doeth all things as He will.
Be it further resolved that a
copy of these Resolutions be
spread on our Minutes, a copy be
inserted in the Ekalaka Eagle,
and a copy be sent to the family.
Respectfully submitted in F.
L. & T.
Nellie E. Wear, Chair.
Clay W. Taylor,
W. H. Peck.
Com. on Resolutions.
For the Gertrude Rebekah
Lodge, No. 37.
To the Officars and Members of
Beaver Lodge No. 65 I. O. O. F.
We, your Committee appointed to
draft resolutions on the death of
the daughters of our beloved
brother and sister, Mr. and Mrs.
J. W. Laney, beg leave to submit
the following:
Whereas: The Angel of Death
has invaded the home of our be
loved brother and sister, Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Laney, and taken
from their midst their beloved
daughters, the Misses Dolly and
Marguerite, thereby leaving a
home of sorry and grief.
Be it therefore Resolved:That
we extend our sincere and heart
felt sympathy to the sorrowing
parents and family in their re
cent bereavement, and offer a
kind word of condolence at this,
a dark hour in the lives of our
worthy and beloved brother and
Be it further Resolved; That
we send a copy of these resolu
tions to the bereaved parents and
family and that a copy be spread
on the records of our lodge, and
a copy be printed.
June G. Olsen, Chair.
S. W. Davidson,
W. Freeze.
Horace Sparks and wife of
Baker arrived in town Wednes
day evening. Mrs. Sparks is
holding a sale of fine Millinery at
Peck's store this week.
They Keep On Eating
You don't eat
one meal and
make that last a
month. You keep
on eating Van
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We have them
in the No. 1, 2,
and 3 size, plain
or with tomato
Try the Best Bean» Once ami
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Phone No. 4 on all lines, mail orders
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counts must be paid on first of the month.
Posit-ively no deviation from this rule.
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tomers. We Keep our promises. When a cus
tomer is disappointed he looses confidence. At
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goods and we asK you to give us a chance to compare
prices and quality of goods with any offered by any house.
We are right here to do business with you and don't asK
any odds, either in price or quality of goods. We don't
even urge, being a home concern, but simply asK for an
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