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s e È7 S £3 5^ Q □ Ü □ a r r VOLUME H. EKALAKA, (CUSTER COUNTY) MONTANA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1910. NUMBER 36 CONTEST CASES Are Now Being Me îrc r 1. 0. Iracy. 'OU. 1 rushing in racy's offi cial activ he contest •iituted a y company •* •? who had ;i.i during ; ril 12th of ! company nd which and grant •;.v into the residence, beut the f contest, än cc had Business ha :>:-ei U. S. Commi. .or' i ce this week, ti i ' y being cam- , by ea - \s which <e gainst the N. ' ni: by several ho ;i- .'.e. filed on gover , nom the opening heid or. this year. T ; • /ai: had also filed n the is located within th. ir limits withon rst n i; matter of y ■. viou 5 which fact h. ught : unusally larg niml <v In many ca -':s re .sid been established for prior to the opening squatters right entil tier t'> possession. Grafton Mason of St. Paul looked after the interests of the railroad company assisted by Walter H. Martin and B. S. Fin lenworth of Miles City, while John G. Allee, considered the most efficient land attorney of Miles City ably supported many of the contestants in their claims. From the evidence introduced it is quit probable that those settl ers having made improvements and established residence prior to the opening will be granted favorable decisions. The evidence taken before Mr. Tracy will be passed upon by the Register and Receiver at the land office in Miles City, and unless appeal is made to Washington their decis ion will be final. ;ome time, which by a the set NOTHING TO IT, SAYS THOMPSON •> The Hon. "Thomas Hen Carter" Thompson, of Forsyth, whose particular mission at this particular time is to guard the feathery kingdom, was a Miles City visitor recently, enroute home from Ekalaka, where he spent a few days in persuit of his duties. Mr. Thompson, as everybody knows, has been con spicuous in the public eye, be cause of his marked resemblance to the senior Uuited States sena tor from this state. For some reason or other the Forsyth statesman does not regard the Helena statesman in the same high light as do others, and for that reason is often times the ob ject of considerable good natured joking. But this explanation is made just as a preliminary. Mr. Thompson was at Ekalaka recently, as stated heretofore, and by the way he is liked pretty well down in that country, but that does not prevent his friends from having a little fun at his expense. The Senator's double was seated in the hotel one eve ning, fatigued after his days *iabor, when incidently a fellow full of considerable developement expressed amazement at a story which purported to have been news to the effect that William Jennings Bryan had taken occas ion to give his party leaders a severe rap, and at the same time spoke in the most plowing terms of the administration of Presi dent Taft. "Wher'd you see that?" blurt ed out the game warden. "In the Billings Gazette of to day" retorted the other fellow, "The Gazette lies like a horse thief," said Carter's double. "It was an Associated Press report' and the Associated Press doesn't lie," was the rejoinder. The bunch was all in on the deal, and made it so warm for the Forsythe man that he be gan gesticulating furiously. If, as the Saturday Evening Post said, Senat or Carter's paint brush whiskers floated and flitted to the breeze of his own verbosity, then Thompson's whiskers were in a clyclone at this particular moment for the breeze was coming fast from the lungs of the Forsyth man. It was more than he could stand; to think that William J. Bryan had fallen in with the policies of President Taft, so he got up and walked around the new school house four times and by the time he got back all were in bed, so he retired to sleep the sleep of the peace-loving democrat. The story is too good to keep and the Independent believes that Thompson's friends here should know about it.—Independent : NEWS ITEMS IN TOWN I Lost—Between the Medicine; rocks and Ekalaka on the BaK er road, one trunK with a small grip inside. Finder please no-! tify this office. j For Sale —Some yearling bucks ' Cot swell and Delane grades. Pi ices to suit purchaser. Can be seen ai my ranch 25 miles north east of town on Lame Jones. R. E. Lambert W. R. Bement and Dr. Kenn worth a sheep specialist were visitors in town this week from Miles City. Mr. Bement is an old timer in Custer county and has many friends in this section whom he was renewing old ac quaintance with. U. S. Commissioner B. M. Melum of Capitol passed through town this week enroute to Miles City where he is going on a busi ness trip. Mr. Melum says the newcomers are numerous in his section and that notwithstanding the drougt this year, good crops are being realized by the farmers. The republican primaries were held in the Ekalaka precinct last Saturday in the land office. Dur ing the opening of the polls 41 votes were east, the ten delegates selected to attend the county con vention in Miles City on the 12th being as follows:- C. D. New bary, H. N. Sykes, A. W. Lucas, D. Laney, T. J. Martin, Geo. Crosby, L. W. Oilman, W. 1. Maxwell, W. H. Peek and j i ! j LOCAL DOPE Gathered By Our Reporter Since Last Week. Elias Traweek and family are residing in town now. Joe Lane has moved his fam ily in town from the ranch. Anyone wanting good grey hounds leave word at this office. S. W. Davidson was over this week from Baker on a short business trip. Miss Josie Barere is having a dwelling house erected west, of Dr. E. O. Colvin's reçjdence. Mrs. Max Rickard left this week for a visit with friends in the northern part of the state. Miss Emma Clark left this week for Deadwood, S. D. where she will attend school this winter. ^ ^ | s j ie w jj.j attend school this winter, j 1 j | W. I. Maxwell and family of j O'JFaHon creek were in town the ; ; fore P art 0± the week - on land j j j business. I The Ekalaka Band and Cory's ; Orchestra will leave next Thürs, j for Camp Crook where they will furnish the music for the Hard ! ing county fair. I Attorney Cornish of Baker was a visitor in town this week. Mr. : Cornish has made a life practice of law and has opened up an offi ! ce in that railroad town. j Miss Lucy Markin returned j from Baker last week where she : has been visiting friends and relatives, i^he is now back to 1 j j her duties as teacher in the Eka ;chools. The entei couple. J. P. Gundlach and wife tainmer.t committee of the I. 0. 0. F. longe gave a dance last Friday evening, the: affair being attended by about 20; furnished the music. Hugh Hunter was in town yesterday in the interest of hisj campaign for the office of sheriff. He says everything I ooks bright er each day and feels safe in landing the nomination, at the county convention in Miles City on the 12th. Born on Friday evening, Sept. 2nd to Mr. and Mrs. Ole Marku son at the Sven Olsen ranch on Beaver Creek, a baby girl. Moth er and child are doing nicely and Ole is receiving the congratula» tion of his many friends. Frank L. and Grover C. Fun kenbusch passed through town yesterday enroute to Miles City on a business trip. The profesor has given up teaching school and is now in company with his bro ther is "honyocking" it up on Powderriver near Broaddus. "MONTANA." The following piece of poetry is from the pen of an Iowa young lady who made this territory a visit a short time ago. That she was well impressed with the On the 19th day of old July In the year of 1910 I left my work and Eastern home i For that glorious western land. To the prairies of Montana Where I hoped to find Two dear friends awaiting me And as ever true and kind. My expectations all came true And two short weeks I spent Taki ng in the western sights And miles and miles we went. Sometimes horseback riding Sometimes the bronchs we'd drive Having such a lovely time I scarce knew I was alive. The breaks and buttes and bad lands The prairie dogs and such All were interesting to me And to my friends as much. The cactus was a common sight Likewise, the rattlesnake and droves of ^ an ^' J sheep bronch s Would make the best eyes ache. The coral and shack or sod-house A hen house and barn Were found upon these "farm steads" This is no western yarn. Corn, oats, flax, and barley On this land they raise Good as in old Iowa With all it's pomp and praise. But most of all I wish to tell What appealed to me the best Was brotherly love and friendship To stranger, neighbor, guest. These two weeks passed all to soon They seemed to me a dav : And on the first of August I started back to Iowa Gone but not forgotten "Absent but dear" These are truthful sayings And I tried to hide a tear, Two more such friends I'll never find They're not found in a day And I can ne'er repay such kind net s In any sort of way. But the Best of friends must sometimes part And so I say good day To dear friends in Montana And go home to Iowa. Fruit! Fruit! Fruit! Of AU Kinds. 100-Boxes-100 Just received in fine condition, and are to be sold at prices the lowest yet. A Special low price by the box. Wilson & Olsen. ENGINE ARRIVE New Fire Fighting Apparates Is The new gasoline fir* engine arrived Wednesday afternoon and is now awaiting the arriva! of the engineer who will be here today to instruct the Ekalaka fire C>. in the operation of the same. A special meeting has been called fortius afternoon at which time the several captains, f;•remans, etc. will be selected who will care for the new fire fighting equipment. The new engine is manufactured by the We.terouS Fire Engine Co. of St. Paul and has a capacity of about 350 gal's, per minute, it is hand draft and 47 horse power. Besides the en gine there is a new hose cart, 750 feet of 2 1-2 inch hose, and all neccessary nozzles, wrenches, etc. The price of the equipment is $1.575. F. O. B. Baker, Mont. The next move to be made by the fire department is to erect a fire house and dig a well fifteen feet square, which improvement will be commenced at once. The members of the department will begin practicing with this outfit at once and thus prepare to take care of any fire that might break out in town. A new set of rules and by-laws are to be adopted at the next regular meeting, which when put in force will put the different companies under strict ly business rules and in conform ity with the laws of the state also, foolishness will be a thing of the past with the Ekalaka fire department. Ekalaka should be proud of the fact that her fire fighting equip ment is keeping pace with the rapid growth of this thrifty in land town. Today she boasts of the best and most efficient fire protection of any town of its size in the state. Many thanks are due to its citizens whose heartly support enabled us to procure this needed improvement. Lost—Somewhere in Ekalaka. one ladies belt and belt pin. Find er leave at this office.