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The Ekalaka eagle. [volume] (Ekalaka, Mont.) 1909-1920, May 14, 1909, Image 1

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The closing exercises of the
Ekalaka public schools were held
in the I. O. 0. F. hall last Fri
day evening. A good crowd
turned out to hear the school
children render their closing pro
gram and to say that did well and
were repeatedly encored would
only be a mild expression and
one, not giving the school child
ren their just credit. The pro
gram was opened by "A
dress of Welcome" after which
the 4th to the 8th grades sang
"America" in a creditably man
ner. The singing by the eighth
grade pupils Was highly apprec
iated by the audience as was also
the different recitations and
songs by the other children.
Barbra Olsen and Laura Yokely
did exceptionally well in ren
dering a dialogue entitled "A
Dead Bird". "Mark Twain's
Interview" by Leroy Owens and
Alvin Thompson and the song,
"Just Before The Battle Mother"
by Alpha Thompson were two
interesting and well rendered
parts of the program.
After the conclusion of the
program by the children, Prof.
F. L. Funkenbusch mqde a few
well chosen remarks on the
schools here, after which he j
thanked the people in this terri- j
tory on the part of the teachers 1
for the courteous treatment
which has been accorded them
while here. Too much credit
cannot be given the teachers for
the excellent work which they
have accomplished in the schools
nere during the year just fini ;h
ed r.nd we hope that
the next term com
will ha/e bj:ter and
vienent quarters in
continue the good work.
The following is the program
of the closing exercises;
by the time
onces they
j iure con
which to
America 4th-8th Grades
Vacation Alpha Thompson
Sun Flower Drill Sixteen Boys
Origin of Star Spangled Banner.. . .Gertrude King
Star Spangled Banner Eighth Grade
The Farmer's Scare Crow Laura Conger
The Dead Bird 1 Barbra Olsen
I LauraYokley
Dad Daniel Hedges
School Bells (Song) Miss Miller's Room
Girls' Dialogue Miss Markin's Room
The Naughty Girl Barbra Olsen
Old Black Joe ; £!pha Thompson
I Katherine Taylor
Marion's Ironing Elizabeth Taylor
Flag Drill Nine Boys
Kitty and I Anita Ewalt
Competing Railroads Four Boys
Bird Song Twelve Girls
Joe's Trial Five Boys
Just Before The Battle Mother. ..Alpha Thompson
Mark Twain's Interview j keroy 9^T ens
I Alvin Thompson
Sweet Afton Eighth Grade
My Faith Looks Up To Thee (Tableau)
Vacation Song Room Two
The school library and all fixt
ures will be taken elsewhere
during the progress of the new
building. The library will be
located in Mr. Peck's store,
where books may be had by all
pupils of this district according
to rules and regulations govern
ing the use of these books. To
those who do "text book" work
during the summer the privelege
of a special examination will be
allowed when school opens in
September. If the test at that
time meet the approval of the
teachers, full credit will be given
as if the work had been done in
school, but all weak subjects
should be reviewed rather than
new ones taken up.
To insure the safe return of
these books some security will
be required. Either a small de
posit or the signature of a reliable
person will be required. The
library is not yet arranged. Full
information will be given next
Those who had quit school
previous to the close and were
not present for the final exami
nation will be required to take
the September test to pass into
next grade.
In a recent letter from the
County Superintendent, she says:
"1 will appoint Mrs. Taylor to
conduct the eighth grade exam
ination at Ekalaka. You might
give this local mention in the
Eagle, stating that all pupils in
the surrounding neighborhood,
eligible, will be admitted to this
examination" The examination
will be held in the Ekalaka
school building May 20-21. The
ruling of the State Board of Edu
cation is, that only those who
have completed the eighth grade
work in a satisfactory manner
are elligible to this examination.
— F. L. Funkenbusch.
At the lot sale held at Buffalo,
the new county seat of Harding
County, S. D. Monday, May, 3rd
not a single lot was desposed of
at the auction block. There was
a good crowd in attendance frem
the surrounding country but it
seemed as though no one wished
to invest in that supposed boom
ing town. Even knowning that
the proceeds were to be used in
building the "promised new free
courthouse", those present re
fused to bid and in consequonee
Buffalo is no better off now for a
court house that before. If the
voters of Harding county would
have located the new seat at
Camp Crook, like they should
have done, they would today
have good headquarters for the
county officials. Building a town
out of "hot-air" has been tried
This is to certify that we the
undersigned do hereby openly
challange the married men of
Ekalaka to play a game of ball
on the home diamond, Sunday
May 16 , at 2:?>0 o,clock. We are
tired of hearing arguments, etc ,
in regards to the superior players
and we wan to see the battle
fought out fair and square on
I the ball grounds. If you "grad
uates of batchelorhood "think you
can get away with any grapes
next Sunday, come out and show
us. We never did think you
could play ball.
The Single Men's Team.
Ole Olsen brought the Crook
mail in on his automobile Wed
Wm. Dallas of Billings, Mont,
arrived in town this week. He
has taken a contract to survey
several townships near here for
the government.
Prof. Funkenbusch is operating
the cash register at the Ekalaka
Hotel now, and hopes thereby to
"save" money enough to pay
his board bill and stage fare to
Tom Young of the Chalk
Buttes was arrested last Friday
on a warrant sworn out by Harry
Longfield charging assault and
battery. Mr. Young was fined
$25. and costs by J udge Lambert.
Miss Mary Miller who has been
teaching the middle grades here
in the public schools the past
term left Monday for Stacy,
Mont, where her parents reside.
She expects to remain their per
i U. S. Commissioner Tracy re-1
ceived word from the U. S. !
! Land Office this week that after ;
! May 5th entries would be re- j
I ceived under the act of Feb. 19th 1
11909, known as the "320 acre!
! homestead law". It says that i
'all of the land in this district
j comes under this new act except
! a strip of about three miles on
1 each side of certain streams.
! Mr. Tracy has received plats
: showing the exact location of
j the lands reserved and those
; open for settlement under the
! new law.
That is, we expect a cold wave, for we have
had two shipments of potatoes f 1 ozen and now
the third and last shipment is cn the road and
will be here in a few days. The lambing season
is on and so is ou r complete line of Rubber Boots,
for men, boy^ ; nd girls. Also complete line of
Men's "Blizzard" Rubbers. Ask for our new
style, Triumph "Blizzard". Our stock of slick
ers are going fast. We have the best saddle
rope on the market, try it. V/atch for our ad
next week.
Ttione 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 sii !l continue to hrnciie the best grade of
Flour, made from our Northern Grown Hard Wheat
that don't need bleaching, It cosls a Utile 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
Miliett onjband. Corn Planters, Flrws and all
kinds of tools. Our prices are always right.
We Carry Almost Everytb
C. Charters Company.

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