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s E £3 xk a □ u D L □ £3 **== VOLUME V. EKALAKA, (CUSTER COUNTY) MONTANA, FRIDAY, JULY 11, 1913. NUMBER 28 THE SUPREME COURT Orders County Commissioners Reconvene Within Next 15 Days. ; to The following taken from Mon days Helena Record on the su preme courts action on county division is of special interest to our local subscribers: "The Fallon County case came up on application l'or a writ of mandate directed to the board of county commissioners of Custer. Three questions were involved, which the court in a decision prepared by Associate Justice deciden as follows:- It is the in tent of section 2 of the new counties act that a counter peti tion for the exclusion of territory shall be signed by 50 percent of the person residing in such terri tory who possess the constitu tional qualifications of electors, and not, as was contended, by fifty per cent of the electors re siding in such territory who have registered. The board should not upon the hearing eliminate from the counter petitions for exclusion, the names of those whose withdrawal was filed be fore the final action of the board but after the date fixed for hear ing. The board cannot upon the hearing entertain a protest a gainst the new county, or a counter petition for the exclusion of terricory filed before the final actign of the board but after the date fixed for the hearing. The supreme court holds a writ of mandate should be issued, but not to the extent asked for. It therefore directs the Custer county board to reconvene within the next fifteen days, annul or ders in conflict with the views outlined and to proceed in accord ance with the courts rulings." J O THE PUBLI C We wish to thank you for your liberal patron age during the little 4th of July celebration here as well as at times in the past. We hope to merit a con tinuance of the same and extend to all a cordial in vitation to attend the Ekalaka Fair Sept 3, 4, 1913 We assure you we try at all times to give you good service, the best goods and fairest dealings. Again we Thank You. Wilson & Olsen This decision means that the commissioner will reconsider all actions taken by them at the hearing and the outcome should result in them calling a special election for the purpose of vot ing on the creating of Fallon County. LOCAL ITEMS There is a good job awaiting some bright young boy at this office. We want a boy who is industrious and willing and one who would like to put in his spare hours at this office during the school months. If you know of such a boy let us hear from you. Joe Carey of Belfield, N. D. accompanied by his son John ar rived last Saturday for a visit with his three sons here. Mr. Carey, who is an experienced farmer himself, predicts a great future for this country and was somewhat surprised at what he saw here in farming develop ment. The 4th of July passed off in good style in Ekalaka. A heavy rain fell in the morning but by noon the ground dried off and the track was in the best condi tion ever. Two dances were held in the evening where the visitors topped the day off shak ing their feet. The races of the day were good but not up to the standard for Ekalaka. The weather was so disagreeable in the morning that many nearby horsemen kept their animals at home, thinking no races would be held. PRAIRIE DALE Miss Laura Antrim was a vis itor in town Saturday. 0. J. Buckmaster and family celebrated the 4th at Camp Crook. S. A. Holt and family and Mrs. O'Niel were guests at the Frank Strain home Sunday. Mark Webber and family and Mr. Webber's mother who is here from Illinois were guests at the Mike Ryan home Sunday. Miss Alma Kammerer our pop ular school teacher and her mother from Beardstown, 111. visited at the Frank Strain home last week. Will Lands' father and brother arrived last week from Niobrara Nebraska. These gentlemen came through with teams and were about six weeks on the road. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Woodward and son Norris of Prairie City, Iowa came last week to make an extended visit with Mrs. Wood ward's aunt, Mrs. W. H. Strain. The glorious 4th is over. The people in this vicinity were rath Jr divided, some going to Camp Crook, some to Ekalaka while others attended picnics near the Mill Iron ranch, and on. the creek. EKALAKA BRIEFLETS Local Happenings and Other Items of Interest to the Many Eagle Readers. Its up to Ekalaka to have a : ball team. Send the Eagle back home to your friends. J. W. Grant is the man in charge of all concessions for the fair. Olaf Myhre returned from the railroad Wednesday with a load of freight. Wm. Conger is moving Jack Hatton«s old blacksmith shop this week. Joe and Lou Arpân were busi ness callers in town Wednesday from Box Elder. J. Ryan of O'Niel, Nebr. was visiting his brother here the fore part of the week. A dance is scheduled at the Comfort homestead near the Chalk Buttes a week from to night. The old man that runs the old lightning dump didn't arrive for 4th but proceeded to shoot 'em up Monday evening. H. L. Nash, B. J. Burt, Ben Clark, Eugene Miller and Geo. Hirz made three-year proofs on their homesteads Wednesday. For Sale—One mare with colt by her side, and two geldings. Can be seen at Munro & Fergu son barn.—Mrs. R. F. Law.— adv. Justice court was busy yester day with a dispute over wages. The case was that of Cottrell vs. Dobson and resulted in a deci sion for the latter. An accidental fire destroyed the barn at M. Beckwith's home stead northwest of town Wed nesday. The house was in dan but by hard work this was saved. The Thompson House.—Hav ing thoroughly renovated this house from cellar to garret, I solicite a share of your patron age. Meals, 25c; beds, 25c and Tickets, $5.00. — Mrs. Wesley Thompson.—adv. Reasons why you should list your land with Grant and Fuqua: Because you want to sell it; be cause they are doing lots of ad-j vertising in the east and will ! have more buyers during the j next year than land sale. —adv. j Among the many events sehe- j duled for the fair this fall will be 1 the gorgeous spectacular cele- ! bration of the arrival of Big | Slim into this world. Slim will! observe the 4th in distinctly true german style. And yes, another ; event, Phils birthday comes on the 6th. Paul Christiansen, Geo. Bag-' ley, Frank Thompson, Chas, j Kalstrom, Frank Miller, Louisa j Miller, Leslie Thompson, C'nas. ! Jolley and Ace Bartlett made proofs on their homesteads this week. This makes 15 proofs fo • this week in Ekalaka which will help some for the county. Miss Stella Hoffman of Elgin spent the 4th in Ekalaka. W. A. Beck was over from Baker Tuesday in his auto. We are in need of copies of the Eagle for May 2nd, 1913. Bring us a few copies. J. L. Barstow, the real estate man from Baker was a business eailer in town Tuesday. Miss Francis Freese and sister Miss Pearl attended the Round up in Miles City last week. Highest cash market price paid for butter, eggs, vegetables, etc. at the Ramme House.—adv. For Sale—A good as new six lid range. Will be sold reason able. Inquire at this office.— Adv. And even Bill Miller has went and done it. He bought a Ford and now the Camp Crook mail comes via "horseless" carraige. Johnny McCumsey of Alzada who has been working at this office the past two months re turned home Tuesday morning. A good rain in this section last Friday morning and a down-pour Monday night. The rains are coming just right and everyone feels glad. Hans Boyd, Chas. Speiser and Philip Bootsma have returned from taking in the celebration at Miles City and say they had a rip-roaring time. For Sale—Good young Hamil tonian Stallion cheap, also a few good young mares at my place 10 miles north of town.—Jack Dil lon, Williard. —Adv. It's "papa" hereafter for Pete Clark if you please, a daughter having arrived at his home Mon day morning. All are well and Pete has passed the "smokers". Steve Morton returned Tues day from Omaha and looks a new man again. He is of the opinion now that he has got H. N. Sykes skinned a German mile for good looks now. Two matched races, one two and a half mile between Happy Jack and Healdust and one one half mile between Bobbie Burus and Shady Boy. The former horses won all moneys. Robt Perkins of Box Elder and Geo. Herndon returned Monday from Chico Springs where they "biled" out their rhematics. As a top-off for their trip they took in the Round-up at Miles City. Saturday the local sports mat ched a horse between Blue Bell and Lady Moose, the latter win ning. It was a quarter mile dash, or rather "dashes" as the jockey on the former dashed head "ferninst" on the ground immediately after the word go. The Cottage Hotel at Camp Crook is again open for business where you may secure the best of meals and good clean beds and rooms. When in Camp Crook come and stop with us once. -Mrs. L. A. deBelloy, prop, —adv. FAIR SEPT. 3, 4, '13 Big Time Promised This Fall, And Committees Are Now Laying Plans. Hold! Lend us your ear for a moment. Clear your system and then consume the following information which we know you have been looking for, for some time past. The dates for the Second Annual Ekalaka Fair un der the auspices of the Ekalaka Fair and Racing Ass'n are Sept. 3rd and 4th, 1913 which comes on Wednesday and Thursday. These days are just one week ahead of the county fair at Miles City, thus enabling all who at tend the Ekalaka blow-out to hitch right up and hit 'er for old Milestown if they wish and enter any races. At a meeting of the stock holders of the association held Tuesday evening the committees were appointed and the program committee was told to hop-to-it and make a program that would make them all sit up and take notice that Ekalaka was there and over when it comes to cele brating. These committees will report at a special meeting next Tuesday evening when we will commence to unravel the ball of joy that is promised. It is esti mated that from $1700 to $2000 will be set aside for purses alone besides the agricultural exhibits. Programs will be mailed early and spread broadcast over the surrounding country. Now that you have got the dates watch for further announ ments of the big event, and in the meantime sit down and pian with your wife or someone elses on taking m the entire entertain ment. If Ekalaka doesn't show you a time in September, we will miss our guess. To The Public With our increasing bar ber trade we have de cided to give the public the benifit of the follow ing uniform prices thru out the country. You are entitled to this and Commencing Saturday, Morning July 12, 1613 prices will be as follows: Shave 15c Haircut 35c Childrens haircut.... 25c Baths 35c Shampoos, Sea Foams, Tonics, etc. etc. at stand ard prices. We guarantee all work entirely satisfactory, you get the best at our shop, courteous treatment and the prices right. Soliciting Your Business We are. Yours truly. Wilson & Olsen Next to Drug More.