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EKALAKA, (CUSTER COUNTY) MONTANA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 1909. NUMBER 32 BIG PICNIC AT MEDICINE ROCKS As we said before, it's on. What? Why the Medicine-Rock Picnic. Everybody is going and everybody will be out for a time. After talking with the majority of the residents in tou h we find that they are all "In for it''. So off we go, All in a bunch. Rope in your chickens and cook 'em up for the big feed. The band is going along to render the music and you want to be there to consume it. The business houses in town will be cldsed öll day and the proprietors will be found along with the bunch. The hotels are even going to close up shop on this day. Prepare for the time now. Be ready when the parade starts. Such a time as this will be comes only once in a million years and twice in a life time. Don't miss it. Push the knocker aside. You may not see the elephants with their neatly manicured toes, but you'll see things as good if not better. Chief Big Papoose will be there with his band of trusty scouts, known to the whites as the "Eka laka East Side'' ball team. They expect to make medicine and do battle with Chief Red-Shirts ag régation then» at the old hunting grounds near the rocks. Kokomo promises to assist the two chiefs in créating the amu&ement. You ask, "Are the the country folks going?", Well, we guess yes. All of 'em. Like lis, they can't af ford to stay away. Take your friends along, even your wives* If your wife won't go take some other gentleman's wife. Those Without wives should bring their lady friendS; The program is due to start early so hustle up. Be on time. The "pie wagon" will take out a load. Remember that this picnic is given by every body, for everybody and you all have the right to go. It will be p time when the town and coun try fqlks gather together fpr a jjpand re- union, Amppg 4 few of thqse whq will be there ipay |)e rçentipnad; The b^nd, the hall teams, Dr. J. p. Judges and family, R. H, Beazley and fam ily, A. W. Lucas and wife, G. G. Grant and wiffj, T. J. Martin and \vife, E. C. Metheny and family, (luneG. Olsen and wife, Robt. Yokley $pd fondly. A- L. Breck pnridge aptf family, Big Kid-and Wiggles and many others wh se names cannot be recalled at this time. Wtyle thp band plays, "Hai|, Hail, the Gangs all Here, ate.'' let everyqnp get busy and spread the ppw§ of the coming îvent broadcast oyer thp coun try. ^ r e wapt- this to bp the greatest picnic in the hjqtory of the cpunty. Let us see your ■smiling face lere. If you are 1 booster, now is the time to f>oost. Just paste the day and late in your hat, Sunday, Aug ust Jo 1909 —Kokomo. QUIET WEDDING THIS WEEK One of the quietest weddings ever held in Ekalaka was per formed Wednesday evening at 10:30 when S. T. Spràgue and Miss Cora Peabody were uhited ill the HPly bonds of matrimony» Not even the most intimate friends of the contracting par ties were awarG of the event which was such a surprise to all. The ceremony was performed by Rev. W. T. Freeze of the Christ ian church in the parlors of the Ekalaka hotel with Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Martin as the only witnes ses. Immediately after the knot was tied which made them man and wife the happle couple jfeft for their ranch on Box Elder. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Peabody and is well liked and admired by all who know her. During her three years residence in this country Mrs. Sprague has made a host of friends who wish her well. The groom is a young man of sterling gualities and is known by all as an industrious and upright citi zen. After spending a few days at their ranch Mr. find Mrs. Spra gue Will spend their honeymoon on a trip to the Black Hills. The Eagle joins their many triends in wishing them a long and hap py future. YOUNG COUPLE LEAVE TOWN Yesterday morning between 8 and 9 ociock, Sam Davidson and Miss Freda Osgood left town for parts unknown. Both carried with them their grips and bag gage thus showing a sure case of an elopement. Mr. Davidson had asked J. E. Wilson his em ployer, for a days layoff saying he wished to go to his ranch, and when he was gone Mr. Wil son thought nothing more of it. It was aftor arrivjng at the house and finding Mj S s$ Osgpod and her baggage gone tliat the truth of his trip apd layoff was ascer : tainetj. The couple left without tellipg anyone of their destination and until we hea»* frop^ them wjll we know anything of their where abouts. Miss Osgood had told her brother-in-law that at the request of lier parents who ljvp near Alzaçla, she was gojng home pext week but it seems now that this statement was to mislead her folks who objected seriously to her marrying Mr. Davidson. Both parties are well known here «nd their sud den departure from Ekalaka has paused some littles excitement. AT THE CHURCH. Services at he Christian Church Sunday. Elder W. T. Freeze, Minister. Bible school at 10 a. m. and preaching at 11 a. m. and 8 p. m. Come and hear RAINFALL GOOD DURING JULY The following list êhows the amount of rainfall here since the first of July. It also shows the wetness of that month as to the same time a year ago. These figures were taken from the re cords of Wm. Freese the gov ernment weather observer: Date V ear Amount July 5, 1908 0.10 ' *6, " 0.1Ö ' 17, " 0.10 24, " 0.13 ' 26, » 0. 6 Total, July 1908 0.51 July 3 1909 0.10 ; 4, " 0.24 , 7, " 0.90 11. " 0. 5 ' 20, " 0.45 ! S' " °- 37 29, " 0.14 Total, July 1909 Hotest day in July 1908 was 99 on the 3lst. In Aug. '08, 103 on the 1st. In July 1909, 100 on the 17th and in Aug. 1909, 98 on the 4th. An inch and three-fourths more rain fell in July 1909 than in the same month a year ago. HORSE SALES NEXTWEEK Next Monday and Tuesday are the two big days of the horse sales. Some five hundred head of horses are said will be for sale and in this bunch buyers will find some good work teams. At this time Of the year the new homesteaders are looking for work horses and it is probable that a good many of these people will be in attendance at the sales next week* The sales will be held from the yards west of town where all animals are now being kept. Go up and look them over and you will be sure to see what you want. There will be two ball games here then, the Terry boys saying they would come. i *- j FROM MIDLAND t Mr3. D. P. Beck yisitea last wee^ with her father at Camp Crook. Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Herrmann were in Camp Croolj on business last Saturday. The young folks report a good time had at the at John Upruh's last Friday evening, E. W. Turbervilie and family visited with Mrs. Turberville's mother last Friday. Misa Agnes Sçhaub of Box Elder spent Saturday and Sun day with Mrs. Rpdmon and j daughter, Stewart Unruh anil cousin! went over to the Armstrong place in the Lqgn Pine hills »;o aj picnic lfist Supday. The basket dinner at ihe Mid land school house was well at tended, thcrtf being about 85 pre sent. T\VQ gopd sermons were preached by Rev. L. M. Haiper. (H ardscrabrlk) o FOR THE PICNIC AUG. 15TH. Let me fix you otit with your lunch goods, Everything good that you want, lunch meats, pre serves, olives, êtc. ifi just the right sizes for any number of persons. W. H. PECK "THE SQUARE DEAL MERCHANT' O at tôi iöe H THE TIME When all the "Bunk" has been washed out of this "heap big talk" about moder n methods, these two nuggets will glisten the brightest and biggegt in the gold thstt is left; 1st, Know the goods. 2nd, Intellegent energy, Here lies the secrets, and both are equally vital; the matter of learning and the matter of will We study our jbpines? and give you the benefit. Our stock is complete in all departments, Thi» Weekwc Off^t Opr Best Bacon in Case* *j Q q 4 Dqzen Cans Grated Pice Apples ||| qq I Dozen Cans Fruit Jam qq 10 lb. Pail of Lard JQ 5 Sbs. 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