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I Love My Old Chicago Papers, But, Oh! You Ekaiaka. Eagle
r If 0 Ï5 a £ □ PN a D u a □ t I m VOLUME II. EKALAKA, (CUSTER COUNTY) MONTANA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 1910. NUMBER 3 MAKES GOOD SHOWING Business Done at Miles City Land Office a Credit to Officers. Receipts For Quarter, $57,706,03. The report of Receiver Auld shows that during the quarter, the number of homesteads en tries of 160 acres each were 270, comprising 59,000 acres, the fees and commissions from which amounted to $5,040. There were 370 entries under the 320-acre homestead law, comprising 105,000 acres, the fees from which were $10,317. The number of desert land entries were 05, covering 11,000 ; acres, the first payment on which at 25 cents an acre, aggregated $2,735, aside from the costs of reclamation. There were 22 desert land final proofs, comprising 4,236 acres, the final payment being $1.00 per acre making the revenue from these $4,236. The largest revenue was from commuted homesteads. There were 60 of these, comprising 9,392 acres, and the money re ceived from this was $21,410. There 57,754 acres of railroad land selected by the Northern Pacific, the fees of which to the office amounted to $742. The was one timber and stone entry sold at $2.50 per acre, the total being $200. There was one sale of coal land a 40-acre tract, which brought $800, or $20 an acre. The grand total was $57,706,03. Register Kircher and Receiver Auld are naturally feeling elated over the record made by their office and they have a right tobe as it is a showing of which they should be proud.—Independent. TOWN TALK Regular meeting of the Fire Company next Tuesday evening. There is going to be a dance out at R. V. Fuqua ranch this evening and a good crowd is re ported to be going. Word is received from Mar mar th that J. F. Divine former j Camp Camp merchant will open j up a gents furnishing store there about Feb. 1st. His many friends here wish him success in his new location. He walked right in and turned around and walked right cut again And while he was turning around he left two dollars for a subscription to t'.e paper and while he was paying the two dollars, he put in his brand and while we were fixing the brand he said he might subscribe for 10 more and after giving us twenty dollars he left us a home made pie and invited us up to dinner and—well we woke up. I j j WEATHER REPORT THIS MONTH From the report gathered at U. S. Weather Observer's Sta tion here, 21 inches of snow has fallen during the present month making about 1-3 of an inch of moisture. At the present time about 12 inches of snow is laying on the level. There has only been five days during the month when the thermometer regis tered below zero, the coldest being 23 below on the 3rd. A chinook was reported at Belle Fourche this week, taking off all the snow and starting the ice in the river. Such a change has failed to make connections here yet, but is expected at any time. A part of the blizzard struck town about 2:30 Wednes day afternoon and continued until 4:30. While it lasted it was a "hummer" and from reports south of us it made other calls besides Ekaiaka. The telephone lines were badly tangled and crossed, but are now working again. j j NEWS NOTES ABOUT TOWN Dr. Geo. A. Baker has again j moved his office, this time to the ! residence of J. H. Booth on i Morman street. He will install i a phone as soon as the weather I permits. I A communication was received j from Judge Sidney Sanner this j week assuring us, that our roc commendation of Dr. J. P. Hedges for commissioner would have careful attention. Dr. Dave Baker returned to Bowman Sunday where he met his brother Geo. who returned from a visit with his mother in Bowen, Illinois. Dr. Geo. is again at his office here having arrived Tuesday morning. Another horse belonging to Campbell the horse byer. was sold at public auction by the sheriff Monday. Mrs. R. T. Rrmsey purchased the animal at $90 which money goes to pay for a judgement rendered against Campbell in Justice court some time ago. Dan Stewart was in from his ranch Friday and swore out a warrant for Mrs. C. E. Chapman charging assault. It is re ported that a row was started between the two and that the latter applied a pitch fork handle on Stewarts arm, with the re sult of a broken arm for Dan. ITEMS OF NOTE GATHERED ABOUT TOWN BY THE EAGLE REPORTER. PEOPLE YOU KNOW. Have you seen the comet. D. E. Collins was in town Sat urday. Whats new on the mail line proposition? Will some one kindly send us a ' bear story. Robert Hood is in town from Powderville. R. T. Ramsey made a trip to BaKer Sunday. Alice Newbary is on the sick list these drys. W. C. Ferguson was up from his ranch Wednesday. Steve Brower went to Baker this week after freight. Dell Wood and family were visiting in town Wednesday. Henry Viles was visiting in town Monday from his ranch. Hearts may be trump but you are expected to lead with a dia mond. Nearly everybody is busy caring for there stock these days. Frank Miller was in town looking at the "sky-scrapers this week. Wm. Walker is spending a few days in town from the Otto Newbary ranch. The ice men are still busy these days. The ice this year is about 22 inches thick. Business along all lines has been slow this w r eek, due to the disagreeable weather. Save letter writing by subscrib ing for the Eagle. We make it a point to print all the naws. Another years subscription is offered free to the correct date when that Chinook is coming. W. I. Maxwell and Star Dickson were in town Saturday athending lodge and loading out with supplies. W. E. Wear was in town the for part of the week and dropped in at this office leaving a renewal for the bird. "Smithy" Sheffer came in town Tuesday from his ranch on Lame Jones. He reported lots of snow in his territory. "Phil," the Big Kid's monkey died on Tuesday night. He had been ill for some time and his death was n ■ doubt due to the climate here. A delinquent subscriber was dying and the editor dropped in to see him. "How do you feel?" asked the pencil-pusher, ''All looks bright before me, " the subscriber. "I ' said the editor, the blaze in about And all because he owed for his paper. gaspea though so, "You'll see ten minutes. ' BOOSTING EVERYBODY The Towns Future Depends Upon The Boosting Spirit of It's Inhabitants. Where Do You Stand? that is 1 "The question of building and maintaining a village hinges we believe upon one condition and co-operation. In order that a village may enjoy its fullest prosperity end maintain a steady healthy growth every one, the business men, the pro perty owners and all must co operate. Even the farmers in contiguous territory should be made to realize that their in terests are common with the villages inasmuch as the pros perity of the village increase the value of their property. Every improvement in a village effects the property around it. Your neighbor's success is bound to effect you, some of his prosperity will be radiated in yuor direc tion. "This being the case, hooves the business men in a community to pull together. Help each other to succeed. If you have a competitor in your line of business, don't 'knock' him. This will prove a boom erang every time. Give your competitor as well as your customer a square deal. "Study your advertising. Make your ad. readable. Use leaders, anything to attract attention, then back it up with the goods. Give the customer a square deal. Give him credit for common sense. Don't try to give the impression that your are losing money on your goods. You are entitled to pro,a. and he knows it. You are making a profit and he knows it. Don't make that profiit too big and he will be satisfied. He would rather trade with you than with the out-of -town dealers, but self preservation is the first law of nature and if he thinks he can do better out of town or with the mail-order house he is go ing to trade there. He is from Missouri and must be shown. Not one out of fifty mail-order house's customers has ever been in their building. They got his j trade by advertising, either i through circulars or newspapers, j You have the advantage in every : way. You are right on the ground and know the people and they know you. "A newspaper is the most powerful organ for the promotion of the interests of a community. The average newspaper man is it be- j 1 ready and willing to push the 1 interests of his home town to the j limit. But he appreciates a square deal. I "The home newspaper is ex pected to boost. 1 he newspaper man expects to grind otner peo pie's axes, but it is not more than fair that you should help j turn the grind stone. If the trade is to be kept home, the HEAVY LOSSES IN WYOMING A. Moreh of Wyoming was in the city yesterday, having dis posed of a band of sheep and is anything but hopeful over the outlook in his section. He states that it has been the severest winter since 1886 and that there is a great apprehension among the sheep and cattle men there. He states that sevrai large bands have perished and that more are in danger. He says the sheepmen are feeling very dubious about the outlook as a whole and that losses will necessarily be very large. The situation in Montana is no thing compared to Wyoming. There the snow is very deep and the cold has been pene trating. On two days the thermomeser was as low as 34. People of that state are not as fortunate as they are in Montana, because here there is a considerable quanity of grain and unless the winter be long audi drawn out no losses of magnitude will be experi enced.- Independent. Help us t0 boom Farmers and all." All money due me on account must be paid to me personally, or to John Oliver who is hereby authorized to collect and receipt for accounts due. This is nec essary as my business has been sold to men who have formed v. company to be known as "The W. H. Peck Co." and for this reason I must ask that all ac count be paid as soon as pos sible. W. H. Peck. vKi&jjEKTxmB'aaumsBrrixv-" i» JI wi »c.^JuafUMW»ngsgML<a—— example must be set by the business men. Advertise and do what buying you can at home yourself. If you don't, can you blame the people if they follow your example and send to Montgomery Ward, or go to'some of the neighboring towns to do their buying. Ekaiaka is no worse than any other little town. But the matter of bettering con ditions is constantly before the residents and business men in the small village and it is of vital importance in order that it may expard anil accomplish all that is possible, that these defects should be remedied. We have the interests of the village of j Ekaiaka at heart' Every dollar I we are worth is invested in here.