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The Ekalaka eagle. [volume] (Ekalaka, Mont.) 1909-1920, April 23, 1909, Image 1

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Saturday afternoon at about 3
o'clock fire was discovered in the
rear end of Philip Bootsma's
building which was occupied by
himself and this office. The
alarm was turned in at once and
nearly everybody responded.
The chemical engine was brought
out and it was not long until the
fire was under control. Ever
thing was saved from the build
ing and the only damage will be
that of the building and the loss
of stock type, etc caused by the
excitement. A heavy wind was
blowing At the time and when it
was first discovered no one would
have believed that it could be
saved and had it not been for the
heroic work of several of those
present we doubt if it ever would
have been.
The damage in all will be ap
proximately $400 with no insur
ance. We have moved our office
into the restaurant building
where you may find us at any
time. Although our feathers
were badly scorched and our nest
nearly destroyed you will find us
till endeavoring to give you a
ood local paper. The past week
as seen us sorting out the "pie"
hat was caused by the "quick
ove", and if you know anything
bout the business you will know
hat we struck a job. The paper
his week may not be up to the
tandard but we can assure you
hat 'ere long you will see the
'bird" soaring higher than ever
nd still boosting for the best in
and town in the west.
Last Friday evening a good
zed crowd of town and country
eople attended the "Old Maids
onvention" in the I. 0. 0. F.
all. The performance started
out 9 o'clock and from the
art until the finish it was one
ntinuous laugh.
The play represented a meet
;g of the "old maids" of Eka
ka and at the gathering it was
oved, seconded, and "thirded"
at their sole object was to catch
husband. Each one related
eir personal experience with
rtain batchelors around town
id gave their opinion on his
yle and manner of courtship,
ring the "rush" hours of their
eeting June Olsén as Prüf
k eover endeavored to trans
rm them from "olcl maids" into
eet yoyng maidens, by simply
nning them through his wond
ul machine and from the re
ts he obtained he "made good' '
"guarantee. As a whole the
formance was well rendered,
h and everyone rendering
„ir parts in excellent shape,
the close of the show every
went home well pleased with
he show was given by the
dies Aid Society and it is need
s to say that they were well
"Teepee Dick, " otherwise
known as Richard Leswell, and
who has been a fugutive from
justice since last fall, was recent
ly apprehended in Oregon by
Sheriff Hugh Wells, and is now
safely ensconsed in the Custer
county jail. Leswell is charged
with grand larceny in connection
with the theft of a horn- from
Joe Yale an Ekalaka citizen, the
animal being afterword sold by
nim to Robert Aitchison, the
liveryman, of this city. The
prisoner maintains that he bor
rowed the horse, but a defense
of this character is not always
regarded with favor by gentle
men called upon to serve as
jurors.—Miles City Messenger.
The Independent has received
a communication from the de
partment of the interior in refer
ence to the entry of lands under
the new act allowing parties to
take an additional 160 acres or to
take 320 where they have not
used their rights. The instruc
tions are given to receivers of
land offices in this and other
western states and the gist of
the matter is this. "From time
to time lists designating the
lands which are subject to entry
under this act will be sent you,
and immediately upon receipt of
such lists you will note upon the
tract books opposite the tracts so
designated, "Designated—Act
February 10th, 1909". Uutil
such lists have been received in
your office, no application to en
ter should be received and no
entries allowed under this act. ' '
A deal was made this week
through A. W. Lucas the live
stock broker whereby John M.
Holt of Miles City became the
owner of the band of sheep be
longing to John Laney. The
band numbers about 3100 and the
price paid is said to be $5.75 per
Robert W. Newman of Mis
soula, Mont., and eastern Mon
tana Representative of the Amer
ican Sunday Schpol Union Was in
town Sunday. While here Mr.
Newman established a Sunday
school with John Oliver as super
The 90th Anniversary of the I.
O. O. F. will occur on April 26th
1909. The local lodge of this
town have made preparations to
observe this day on Sunday April
25 by having services at the
Christian Church at 11 a m.
Rev. John Oliver will conduct
the services and the members of
the lodge will attend in a body.
The Canton will' àppear in full
dress uniform,
The Stockgrowers and Business
Men's Club met in the restaurant
building last Tuesday evening
and £ransacted considerable im
portant business. The commit
tee appointed at the last meeting
to draft the by-laws reported
their work and the same was ac
cepted by the club. The first
and third Tuesday nights of each
month have been designated as
the time for holding the regular
meetings and the hour set was
at 8 o'clock sharp.
After the adoption of the by
laws, the same committ#e was
appointed to draw up a petition
asking for a daily mail line be
tween here and Baker, giving the
reason why we need it, the ben
efits that will be derived there
from and also the numbeç of peo
ple who would be interested in
it's establishment. It will show
the pressing need of a daily serv
ice between these two points and
will be sent to Congressman Pray
with the expectations that he
will act at once on the matter
and use his earnest efforts in
getting this done. Senator H.
N. Sykes, and many other prom
inent men interested in the fut
ure of this country will use their
influence in the establishment of
this line and if we go at it right
and show the government why
we must have this service there
is no doubt but that we will get
satisfactory results. It is ex*
pected that the commercial club
at Baker will aid us in this work
and the petition will be circulated
in that thriving town b£ them.
Geo. Boggs was appointed by
the president to consult with, the
county commissioners at Miles
City this week with a view of
having the road repaired on what
is known as the "Conger" hill
southeast of town. This road is
now in an unfit condition to
travel over and is in such a shape
that it is a disgrace to the coun
President Hedges appointed
W. H. Peck to look over the
chemical engine and have the
same repaired where it was dam
aged during the fire last Satur
day. After this the meeting ad
journed until the first Tuesday
evening in May which will come
on the 4th.
A communication from the de
partment of the interior to the
register of the land offices, states
that any entryman who has filed
upon land heretofore classed as
non mineral or thought to be non
mineral, will have sixty days in
which to file upon the land, ex
clusive of the mineral rights, or
to file a denial that the land con
tains coal of a workable value
and request a hearing upon that
question. The burden of proof
will be upon the United States to
show that thä land does contain
coal of a workable value, at such
hearing. — Independent.
They Keep On Eating \
You don't eat
one meal and
make that last a
month. You keep
on eating Van
Camp's Pork and
We have them
in the No. 1, 2,
aud 3 size, plain Tfy ^ <w ^
or with tomato KuowIlawGoodBeansCMiBe.
sauce. Van (imp's ~s>
Pork »'"Beans
'Phone No. 4, On All Lines.
Mail Orders Receive Prompt Attention. TERMS: All
accounts must be paid on first of the month. Positive
ly no deviation from this rule.
We slill continue to handle the best grade of
Flour, made from our Northern Grown Hard Wheat
that don't need bleaching, It costs a little more
but you get the Value. Our Red River Valley
Early Ohio Potatoes will be here in a few days.
Seed Corn, Wheat, Oats, Barley, Timothy and
Millett on hand. Corn Planters, Plows and all
kinds of tools. Our prices are always right.
We Carry Almost Everything.
The R. C. Charters Company.

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