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Advertisers ^ ain Results In Advertising hese Columns 0 a m 32 u D □ Official Paper of Fallon County And The Town of Ekalaka. VOLUME VII. EKALAKA, (FALLON COUNTY) MONTANA, FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 1915. NUMBER 16 Local News of Interest Get a Ford—Guaranteed one year at Blaine's. for It Break fast short-order—. 35c ai the Ramme House. Buy a Ford at Blaine's for one hundred and a quarter. It Wanted to trade—A good watch for a good saddle. See Blaine. It V. A, Shelly, who pilots the Broadus-Boyes stage, is in town this week. Piano for sale.—$50 gets it, if taken soon. Address, Mrs. A. A. Atwater Chalk Buttes. Mont. If you want to borrow money on your farm see Archie G^ Parker at Grant & Fuqua's of fice. adv. Sheriff Jones and County At torney Dousman were attending to Justice Court business here yesterday. The fire department was called out this afternoon to put the quietis on a burning trash pile in the rear of the Fairview House. Mr. F. Clark of Midland and his son Art have purchased the O'Brien livery and feed stables at Plevna and will take charge at once. The case of the State vs. Stephen Holt charging assault in the 3rd degree was dismissed Thursday on motion of the Coun ty Attorney. County surveyor Cory and Commissioner Pepper passed through town today on their way to inspect the new bridge across Box Elder at the Lee Shenll ranch. Mrs. Parish and her mother, Mrs. Weaver, were called to Lewistown today in response to a message stating that Jack Parish had been injured in an accident. Mortimer Pickens is moving into town today from his ranch on Horse Creek. Mr. Pickens will take active charge of the Camp Crook-Ekalaka mail line Monday. Many of those owning homes in town are planning on setting out trees and otherwise beautify ing their properties this spring. A shipment of young trees is ex pected next week. 0. A. Dahl was taken t) Camp Crook yesterday where he will undergo treatment in the hospit al. Mr. Dahl has been improv ing rapidly from a severe illness and it is expected that with the benefits of hospital care and nurs ing he will soon be completely recovered. Win Rogers took the patient and Mrs. Dahl over ir his Buick. Ice Cream Soft Drinks Our soda fountain is in opera tion for the season. Everyrhing of the best. We can supply you with ice cream by the pint, quart or gallon. Good service. Glad to have you come in. > Ekalaka Drug Co. aoc=aoBao^=ioi I Regular dinner and supper 35c at the Ramme House. . Deputy Assessor Shugart was in town yesterday. Mr. Shugart says he has nearly completed his work of assessing the Willard district. Word has been received from Prof. Deranleau that he will not be able to be in Ekalaka before May 10th, at which time he will be prepared to tune and repair pianos. Orders for this work may be left at The Eagle office. Ben Davis has disposed of his property on Speelmon Street to W. H, Rogers. Mr. Rogers ex pects to complete the residence and find a renter. Mr. Davis will again take up the simple life on the farm northeast of Ekala ka. John Divine drove over from Marmarth in his car Sunday, be ing accompanied by Mrs. Divine and Her sister, Miss Barbara Olsen. The party visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. 0. A. Dahl and at the Olsen ranch, re turning Monday. Grant & Fuqua have opened a branch office for their Livestock and Real Estate business in Plev na. Mr. Fuqua, the junior mem ber of the firm will have charge of the Plevna office. He expects to leave for his new station in a day or two. County Auditor George G. Grant and wife, and County As sessor Charles E. Hughes and wife were greeting their many friends in Ekalaka Monday and Tuesday. They all returned to Baker Tuesday afternoon except Mrs. Hughes who will visit her parents. Mr. and Mrs. G. S Bradshaw for a while. W. P. Nims returned Tuesday night from Miles City where he went for the treatment of his in jured eye. He intended to go to Rochester but the pain was so £reat that he decided to go to Miles. Mr. Nims is much re ieved and optimistic, although for the present he finds it neces saay to use a cane in getting a oout town. Mrs. Huber, who lives on s homestead 20 miles north of Eka laka, suffered a severe cut on the hand from a broken glass fruit iar Wednesday and was brought :o town to have the wound dress el. An artery was severed near the base of the first finger, re sulting in the loss of a large quantity of blood which weaken ed the patient perceptibly. Dr. vVendell dressed the hand and Mrs. Huber was taken home Thursday morning. Test Your Seed Corn. The same old admonition, a champion corn grower's key to success is that he tests every ear of corn to find out if it is strong and vigorous in growing quali ties. When you buy a horse you never think of taking him and paying the man without looking him over carefully and satisfying vourself that he i s perfectly sound, if you are buying him for a sound horse. Naturally you plant your corn expecting it to be sound and able to do its best in producing an ear of corn, otherwise you would not plant it. A corn grower tolct the writer recently that he secured ears uf corn from a sample that was a prize winner at a certain state fair. They looked so bright and cheery that there was no question in his mind but what ^here were live and strong ears. Fhey were planted along one side of the field, but after the other corn was an inch or two high, not one kernel of this corn had even sprouted, and necessitated replanting that part of the field; but it was a good lesson, and it is up to every grower to take no chances regarding his faith in an ear of corn, guessing that it is alive. There are several methods of testing corn. The rag doll meth od is very simple and you have undoubtedly seen it explained many times in circulars and pub lications. There is also the old sawdust method. Any method is good if it reliable. After you have arranged the ears and numbered each one by placing them in rows and separ ating the rows with lath or paper ar by some other satisfactory method, it is importait that you take six kernels from vaii us parts of the ear. By inserting the blade of a knife and pressing it against the Kernels they come out easily. Take two kernels near the butt on opposite sides of the ear. Then take two more kernels trum the middle, but not from the same row of kernels from which you took the butt sample. Finally take two more kernels from near the tip and be sure that these also are not from the same rows of kernels from which you selected the other four. You will then have a composite sam ple of that ear. The test box that you make from boards and fill with saw dust should be solidly packed and a cloth tacked over it. Mark the cloth in numbered squares and oe sure to place the six kernels from each ear in squares number ed to correspond with the num ber of the ear from which the kernels were taken. Then place over the top of them another cloth and put sawdust on top oi that. Be careful not to let the box dry out at any time during the test. Visit it frequently, and see that it is supplied with moisture. Don't let the ears that you arc testing get mixed up. Remem ber that this is one of the most important things that you have to do this spring before planting time. There are very few successful dairymen who do not look to the Babcock tester as the great es sential in weeding out the poor cows; and the corn tester is just as important.—Corn Exchange. If you wish to have any papers in connection with your Home stead or Desert Land Entry pre pared, see S. J. Emswiler, U. S. Commissioner. Population of Montana-1915 The following statement of population has been re-arranged only to the extent of placing the several counties in order of their merit as populous divisions of the state; the alphabetical arrange ment heretofore published, not affording this opportunity for comparison except with consid erable labor. 1 Silver Bow 72,500 2 Cascade '"....38,565 3 Missoula 31,569 4 Fergus 29,721 5 Yellowstone 28,690 6 Custer 24,765 7 Lewis & Clark 24,410 8 Flathead 22,827 9 Teton 20,678 10 Dawson 19,432 11 Gallatin 18,516 12 Sheridan 18,506 13 Carbon 18,078 14 Hill 17,469 15 Richland 15,868 16 Rosebud 15,675 17 Valley 15,401 18 Deer Lodge 15,004 19 Ravalli 13,256 20 Park 12,625 21 Musselshell 12,154 22 Chouteau 12,084 23 Fallon 11,385 24 Beaverhead..* 10.108 25 Madison 8,860 26 Toole 7,883 27 Meagher 7,867 28 Stillwater 7,829 29 Powell 7,722 •SO Blaine 7,560 ■31 Lincoln 7,184 32 Phillips 7,010 33 Sanders 6,605 34 Prarie 6,107 35 Jefferson 5,695 36 Wibaux 5,336 37 Broadwater 4,803 38 Sweet Grass 4,637 39 Granite 3,426 40 Big Horn 2,927 11 Mineral 2,61b Camp Crook Mill To Start At a meeting of the stockhold ers of the Camp Crook Milling Co. held Saturday afternoon, a tentative agreement was reach ed with L. R. Rolfe of Baker whereby the latter takes over the management of the plant and it is to be put into operation as soon as possible, probably not later than May 3. There is about 2,000 bushels of wheat now in the bins, and the company will be prepared to pur chase all old wheat which may be left in the country if deliv ered to the mill during the month of May. It is thought that there is enough wheat available for a two months run during which Mr. Rolfe undertakes to demon strate that he can make the plant produce a quality of flour that is satisfactory in every way. Mr. Rolfe will return here in a few days to direct the the mak ing of the repairs and alteration?. His son and Max Luckie will come from Baker to remain during the time the plant is running, Two engineers and two flour packers will also be needed to complete t he force for day and night op- j eration. — Camp Crook Gazette, i Crops to Plant Where Fall Wheat has been Destroyed In fall wheat fields, where the crop has been destroyed by cut worms, and where the worms are j gone, spring wheat is the best crop to seed in, if this can be done during April or early May. Wheat is very apt to be a good price this fall, and with reson ably early seeding, there is a fair basis for expecting a reasonably good yield. If the seed is available, Mar Clean Up Week Proclamation In keeping with the spirit of springtime, when all na ture puts on new, clean and healthy garments and con forming to a custom established to guard against disease and to promote cleanly and sanitary ideas in the conduct of our municipal and home affairs, it is Utting and proper that we, in The Town of Ekalaka, at a certain stated per iod, should do our utmost in an endeavor to improve con ditions ami surroundings by the removal and destruction of all dirt, filth and waste materials which have accumu lated during the winter season. Now, therefore, I, J. P. Hedges, Mayo» of the Town of Ekalaka, in order to encourage the observance of such a movement, do hereby designate and set apart the week beginning Monday, April 19th and ending Saturday, April 24th as Clean-up Week in the Town of Ekalaka, and earn estly recommond that all residents in our town make spe cial efforts to promote the cause of cleanliness in our sur roundings. (Signed) J. P. HEDGES, Mayor. quis wheat will be a good variety to use. This is rather early ma turing and is a pretty goodyield er. Scotch Fife is also good. Other known and tested varieties may do well in particular locali ties. Seeding at the rate of 60 pounds to the acre is recommend ed. If seed is scarce, as low as 30 pounds to the acre may be used. Where the cut worms continue acting along into May, an early maturing crop like hulless barley, seeded at from 45 to 60 pounds per acre, is pretty certain to ma ture a fair yield. Fair spring wheat crops have been raised after very late planting, but this was on years having more than a normai amount of precipitation. Where the soil is rather loose and open, it is best to drill the seed as soon as possible, and fol low immediately with a harrow ing. If the soil is heavy or com pact, disking, to be followed by seeding and then harrowing, ought to establish good seed bed conditions. — A 1 £ i e d Atkinson, Montana Experiment Station. Notice of Special Election Notice:-Is hereby given that a Special Election of the Town of Ekalaka is hereby called to be held on the 20ih day of April. 1915, at the Town Hall or Fire Hall in said Town. For the pur pose of submitting the proposi tion of granting a franchise to the Ekalaka Telephone Companv for the use of the streets and alleys of said Town, for the con struction of, and the maintan ance of their lines of telephone, for the period of twelve years, and in consideration of which, said Telephone Comoany agrees to pay the Town of Ekalaka, the sum of Forty Eight Dollars($48. 00) per annum. Said proposition to be voted on by all electors of said Town who are free-holders. The ballot to ontain the words; For granting franchise Against granting franchise The voter is instructed to mark his ballot with an X, in front of whichever proposition he desires to vote. Signed: J. P. Hedges Mayor Wm. Mowbray, Town Clerk. (seal ) 3t Dr. Kromcr Coming Dr. Kromer, the eye specialist of Helena, will be at Ekalaka a gair. on April 21, 22 and until noon of the 23rd, at the Ramme Hotel, prepared to correct all cases of eye strain. Eyes exam ined for glasses. tf Horsemen, Attention! Mr. Frank J. Murphy was in town Thursday making arrange ments for the French officers who are coming to buy cavalry horses. The officers will be in Ekalaka on Tuesday and Wednesday, Ap ril 20th and 21st and will pay $125.00 cash for all mounts ac cepted. The horses must be not less than five years old, stand not less than 15 hands high, and be gentle halter broke. The ar rangements to pay cash for the horses here should be an induce ment to horsemen to bring in what they have to offer as it saves them the inconvenience of trailing their animals to Miles City, and bringing back the re jects. The buyers will go to Camp Crook for the 23rd and will return to Ekalaka on the 24th Would Become Citizens The following petitions have been filed in the office of the Clerk of the District Court, and will be heard by Judge Daniel L. O'Hern on Naturalization Day, April 24th. Naturalization Ex aminer, R. W. Thomas of Seattle, Washington, will also be present and interrogate the petitioners: Louis Morneau, Robert Palaty, Martin G. Loken, Soren Sorenson, Robert Finlayson, Harry LaBreck, Carl Purok, T. R. Hoffman, Edward Koenig, Tupy Caprone, Vira Hiserodt, Robert Bondell, Tor void Tryli, A. Engebretson, Frank Yohash, Inge Swanson, Gottlieb Kienzle, J. H. Rolfson, F. Beesbard, Max Fish, Loui Katz. To The Bug House Proceedings de lunatico in quirendo for the purpose of in quiring into the sanity of David Helwig, who has been confined in county jail for three months past, were held by Drs. Colvin and Wendell and T. A. Fitzsim mons, Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners, this morning. Several witnesses were examined and the board then held a personal examina tion. The alleged incompetent was adjudged insane and com mitted the Warm Springs Sani tarium. Sheriff Jones left with Helwig this afternoon.