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c** 9 (T^ r> Y* d % V" 2i v--» ^ pi •o ^ s? E □ S £3 □ G D □ VOLUME VIII. EKALAKA, (FALLON COUNTY) MONTANA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 191«. NUMBER 47 LOCAL NEWS ITEMS Interesting Happenings In And About the Town AI. Olsen made a business trip to Miles City the fore part of the week. H. B, Albert and A. E. Dague went to Baker Tuesday on a busi ness trip, Joe Rodgers and wife were vis itors in town Tuesday from their ranch "over the hill." Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Yates, Sr., were in town from their ranch on Box Elder Tuesday. Lewis Leigh, A. L. Leigh and V. T. Sheffield were visitors in town Tuesday from their places on Box Elder. Guy Evans left Tuesday for Rochester, Minn, where he will consult the Mayo Bros., and ex pects to receive medical treat ment. Warren Brewer passed through town Saturday evening enroute to his home near Camp Crook after a business trip to Baker. Bob Yokley was here Sunday, coming in from his ranch where he has been looking after his live stock interests. He returned to Miles City Monday. We noticed by a Miles City pa per that the fire department was called out to put out a blaze that had started in the residence of Jack Hatton who recently moved from here. There was very lit tle damage done. Ben Clark and "Speed" En berg have secured possession of the old blacksmith shop building across the street from the I. 0. O. F. hall and expect to open up an auto repair shop and also a supply station for gasoline and oils. The contest case of Laura Dowd vs. George Neal was heard Friday before U. S. Commission er S. J. Emswiler. The tract of land involved in this contest is situated on Box Elder. Miss L. Vina Donovan of Baker was here acting as stenographer. A. H. Webster, Sid Clark, Emil Ravey and several friends passed through town Sunday en route on a deer hunting trip on upper Little Powder river. They were loaded down with a com plete camping outfit and will no doubt have a fine trip. As a reminder that Christmas time is not so very far away one has but to visit either The Eka laka Drug Co. or The Reliable Drug Store where the clerks are very busv these days arranging their Xmas novelties and decor i [■ON The Always Appropriate And Appreciated Gift— A GOOD BOOK There is surely someone to whom you will give a book this Christmas. We expected this and prepared to meet your needs. Never before have you seen such pretty books— uniquely bound and printed books suitable for gift. There are many others who will give books; so the wise thing is to make your se lection while the assortment is complete. An other appreciated gift is a year's subscription to a magazine. We take subscriptions. The Reliable Drug Store S. A. Holt, Registered Druggist I ating up for the holiday season. The merchants of Ekalaka be lieve in preparedness and we see no reason why they should not enjoy a liberal patronage through out tbe gift season. To avoid the usual last hour rush everyone should do their Xmas shopping early. You have a complete new stock to choose from and the worry and joy of it all is soon over. "The Crippled Hand," a Blue bird feature, which was shown at the Play House Sunday even ing brought out a large crowd and the screen play was enjoyed immensely. The photography work in the production of this play was fine and the Play House management is to be congratu lated on securing'such exception al good features. Ollie Hedges on Tuesday pur chased the stock and good will of the postoffice confectionery from Frank Downer and therefor has entered the business circle of Ekalaka. Ollie is well known in these parts and should enjoy a nice business, Mr. Downer has not as yet decided where or what business he will again enter. Vince Fuqua returned to Val entine, Nebr., Sunday after a few days here visiting with his family. Vince has a bunch of cattle i n the Nebraska town feeding for the winter. He was taken to Belle Fourch by Ray Reese who made the round trip from here in about 14 hours. The regular shipment of our continued copyrighted story fail ed to arrive this week but the third installment will appear in the next issue. Remember, apiece of furniture makes a very appropriate Christ mas gift. See C. K. Putnam. The Furniture Dealer. 47tf Editor Conser of the Sentinel at Baker and owner of the Beaver Valley Press here was over from the county seat yesterday. PatCaieywas in town Wed nesday from the Chalk Buttes and made final proof on his home stead. Katherine Taylor was here Tuesday visiting her mother and also having dental work done. G. S. Bradshaw and Temple Bailey were here Wednesday from the Chalk Buttes. John Rice has bought out Frank Downer's cleaning and pressing establishment. Fred Dworshak left the fore part of the week for the east on a business trip. Miss Mina Munro and Mrs. 0. A. Dahl went to Baker yesterday for a short visit. For Sale—Nearly new Steger piano. Inquire at this office.43tf Thank sgivlng Proclamation iTi I L É HE SEASON IS AT HAND IN which it has been our long respected custom as a people to turn praise and thanksgiving to Almighty God for his manifold mercies and blessings to us as a nation. Now therefore, I, Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States of America, do hereby designate the last Thursday of November as a day of Thanksgiving and Prayer, and invite the peo ple throught the land to cease from their wont ed occupations and in their several homes and places of worship and render thanks to Al mighty God. —By The President. -Inquire of Mrs. 43 tf Girl Wanted W. E. Owens. For Sale—A fresh milch cow. See Dr. J. P. Hedges. 39tf E. E. . v igg left Saturday for Batavia, Iowa to spend the win ter. Miss Carrie Wagner of Baker was visiting friends here yester day. Mrs. R. Seaton was in town this week visiting at the Elliott home. Ike Williams was in town from Sykes Wednesday and argued with the boys awhile. For Sale — Daroc boar one year old. This is a good one and will sell him cheap. D. U. Surface. 4o The VV. H. Peck Co. has been distnbuting amongst its custom-j ers some neat and useful little memoiandum books. Strayed--One two-year-old mul roan heifer, un branded. Last seen on Soda Flats. Notify C. J. Loehding, Ekalaka. 46 2 For Sale—Pure bred Buff Orp ing Cockerals. Price $1.25. Mrs. John A. Hoffman, Coal Springs r> 1 rr -a *r - Ranch, Tee Dee, Mont. 1.47 Before placing your farm loan see Grant & Fuqua. They have something entirely different which will interest you. tf. Wilson has said a number of times that 13 is his lucky num ber and it begins to look like it. ?ive Dollars in Gold Five Dollars in Gold Five Dollars in Gold n Gold To Be Given Away! ! At The Play House T hanks giving Night, Nov. 30th Beginning Sunday, November 26th, every 35c ticket will entitle the purchaser to a chance on a b'-ight, new five dollar gold piece which will be given away at the picture show on Thanksgiving Night to some person in the audience. Save your coupons. The first number drawn will win provided the holder is in the house. If not. numbers will be drawn until a winner is found. Five Dollars in Gold Five Dollars in Gold Five Dollars in Gold Hughes cast ballot 13, in his pre cinct. California elects with its 13 votes, giving Wilson a major ity of 13 in the electoral college. Taken up—One bay mare with A on right shoulder. Owner can V have same by paying the pas ture bill. W. J. Brown, Kimball., It has now been figured out that onp per cent of the water in the ocean would cover the en-1 tire globe to a depth of 290 feet, Taken up-One bay horse, weight about 1500 lbs., has top on right Stifle. Owner may have same by paying for tins notice. Dumont Griffin. Ekalaka. 4G The funeral of Mrs. Aflce Hat-! Ion, aged 64 years, was held last Wednesday afternoon from , the Plimpton undertaking rooms. She was the mother of J. W ; Hatton, a blacksmith of Ekalaka jand had been ill for some time j at the hospital here. The Rev. I H. Martin of the Methodist church, conducted the services and burial was made in the Miles City cemetery.—Miles City Star. N pvt Th.,r=ri™ îa •«* „ , i , « „ ! c ' d i • For one thing were 1 fkov.b-f.,1 1 » 1 thankful election is over and for another that our coal and wood bill has been paid. There is an other thing about next Thursday that it might be well to remem ber. It is the last day of the year when the county treasurer will say "thank you" for your taxes without a penalty attached. Regular meeting of the fire de partment next Tuesday evening. George Sykes was in town yes terday from his ranch on Box Elder. A. F. Strain was in town yes terday from Prairie Dale neigh borhood. Something entirely new in farm loans. It will pay you to see us before doing business else where.—Grant & Fuqua. tf The Play House is advertising a dance to be given after the show next Thursday evening. Elliott and his gang of mu?icians will dispense the music. Strayed—One bay mare, weight about 900 lbs., with lump under jaw. Last seen had 1 1-4 inch harness on. Notify Henry Maly, care of A. L. Pangburn, Eka laka. 46 2 San Francisco, Nov. 21.— After careful checking of all the pre cincts in the state, the demo cratic state central committee an nounced there is no possibility of Wilson losing California. Then checking shows the lowest demo cratic elector is 1200 ahead of the highest republican elector. western branch A number of homeseekers have been visiting in Ekalaka this week, the most of them beinj? headed for the Boyes and Piniele section. This part of the county seems to be the center of home stead excitement these days. possibly due to the railroad rum ors in that section over the build ing of the Belle Fourche-North , pvpc II ave noticed the excellent news service that is be inrr „;„ an I • I tV 7 t-hrnnHi h ^ eG C tnrougn the four-page insert. This matter is prepared in Mont | ana and is practically all "home j jews We expect m the near : '«tore to increase this service to j eight pages, thus putting the Sunda ' n j ° Sai ? e ° aSS "! ' he J ead j n[r da i| ip . „• „ ° " ; not oi rpnrlv ' your name is ! i; st hqvp S " , cnpt ' f ™ there today. We are heie to give you the best pa per the community affords and also here to stay. The farmer that we used to know has passed from off the earth. It's years since stpries of his trials caused universal ' Wit h bristiing whiskers on his chin and hayseed in his hair—the ,,„„,1 ( nair tne artist used to picture hj n , „ ar „:,j Q ol ., mm astride an old gray mare. ... „ mare. Or buying gold bricks in New fork, or blowing out the gas; such jokes as these an editor was pretty sure to pass. He always has a carpet bag: his name was Si or Josh, and every time he spoke a word he always said B gosh. He's gone, this type we used know in weekly maga ^ ■OCIEaEaOMBM^ JUST RECEIVED A shipment of fresh candies in bulk and in boxes. They are delicious. A box would be appreciated by "her" most any time The Ekalaka Drug Co. The Rexall, Nyal and Santox Store o zines, for now the farmer 's right at home amid busy urban scenes. He sold his gray mare long ago— he often travels far— and when he makes a trip to town he drives a touring car. He long on seien tific lore, a shark at chemistry; his chores are done by gasoline, or electricity. We pay him for crop of wheat 5,000 bines or so, and wonder if he ever lived—the one we used to know.—Robert Stroher. A prize of $5.00 in gold awaits someone at The Play House. Be ginning Sunday, Nov. 26, coupon tickets will be sold to those who pay 35c. Each coupon is good for one chance on the gold piece provided the holder is in the audi ence and has his coupon with him on Thanksgiving night. All the tickets taken at the door on Sunday night, Nov. 26, and on Thursday night, Nov. 30, will be placed in a hat and thoroughly mixed. Some one in the audience will draw one out, and the hold er of the duplicate coupon, if present, will be the winner. If no one in the audience claims the number drawn the drawing will continue until a winner is found. Children's 15c tickets will not be counted in this drawing. At the meeting of the Town Council Wednesday evening and after the general routine of busi ness had been transacted, a gen eral discussion was held on cer tain questions that tend to pro : • — ! mote the welfare and further the ' Protection of property rights ! within the'town. For some ic« ; '"on, and f or which there , is no j plausible ex CU s e , it h a s d eVe I 0 ped Lu * *i • -J c ^ , ! that the majority of the property owners have become very careless in regards to the dumping of j Sollt "ÄS ° The'oî ! flcerSi whose dntv it is t0 t | such c!)nditions t0 the counci |, ; have had ÜCCasion t0 put outsev . ! eral smoldering fires within the l )ast month th at. had they not been discovered at the critical moment, may have caused un-re parab]e and serious damage to j the business interests 0 f t h e i î ow "' T\ e f* ,Mort,ey has b , een instructed to prepare an ordm , ance dealing with these nuisances j and we hope that the council will ; see that it is immediately passed. A good stiff fine imposed upon ! some of the earless ones would be but right as only the co-opera i (! fi , tion of the property owners and ■,, œ , , * | the officers, coupled with our j splendid fire fighting equipment j will it be possible for us to re ! duce or even maintain the pres e °t insurance rates of the town (which we all know are now out I of sight) and give us the protec tion we are entitled to. Let us think more, talk less and work ' together.