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The Ekalaka eagle. [volume] (Ekalaka, Mont.) 1909-1920, September 09, 1910, Image 1

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Business ha :>:-ei
U. S. Commi. .or' i
ce this week, ti
i ' y being cam- , by
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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
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
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
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
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 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
duties as teacher in the Eka
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.
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
Having such a lovely time
I scarce knew I was alive.
The breaks and buttes and bad
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
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
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
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!
Of AU Kinds.
Just received in fine condition, and are
to be sold at prices the lowest yet. A
Special low price by the box.
Wilson & Olsen.
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
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.

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