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% 0 n 0 n VOLUME VIII. EKALAKA, (FALLON COUNTY) MONTANA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1916. NUMBER SO LOCAL NEWS ITEMS Interesting Happenings In And About the Town For Sale—Nearly new Steuer piano. Inquire at this office. 43tf Frank Voss went to Baker on business Monday. , Let Holt handle your magazine subscriptions. Miss Rita Crossan was a visit or in town from Lame Jones on Monday. Mrs. Rose Armstrong was in town Saturday from the Chalk Buttes. Holt's holiday goods grip the attention, but ease up on the pocket book. Chief of police Ed Carey of Baker was visiting friends here over Sunday. Dr, Zenor was in town Monday having just returned from a trip to Great Falls. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Evans have gone to Chico Springs for the latters health. Mrs. Ollie Hedges spent Satur day and Sunday in town from her school near Sykes, Bob sleds and sleigh bells are now with us, Surely a good sign of the holiday season. She always has use for station ery, the kind Holt is showing for the Holiday trade. Frank Simpson was in town t le fore part of the week from his ranch on Spring Creek. Dr. W. G. Wendell was re-ap pointed county health officer by the commissioners last week. P. L. Killeen is back in town from his homestead and is assist ing the force at Peck's store. A picture show and a dance is the bill for the Play House on M cpf) 11 .. AND FOR ALL Let the little folks come in be fore Xmas and see what Santa Claus has provided for them. Our list is so complete that it would be use less to try to enumerate the many good things See that their stockings are well filled. It Is More Blessed To Give To seek happiness without giving is a futile quest. Gift giving has become so well established that it is no longer a question of "Shall I Give?", but "What Shall I Give?" And our stock answers the Question satisfactorily. We have a line of most suitable gifts for all ages, and in the qualities wanted. Newness, beauty, usefulness, novelty, etc., are some of the features of our goods which should I appeal to every discriminating buyer. Bring your list to us The Reliable Drug Store S. A. HOLT, Ph. G., Proprietor IB I II Christmas night. A special fea ture approprirte to the occassion will probably be secured. A little girl arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. La vall on Box Elder last Saturday, December 9th. Here is the final election re turns:- Wilson, 1; Marshall, 12; Hughes, 021 ; Bensen, 0212. Do you get the point? Tie Lantis has had the cellar for his nçw house dug and hopes that the weather will warm up enough to allow the carpenters to commence work on his new house. Strayed—From my place about two weeks ago, brown mare, a bout 1200 lbs., wearing rope hal ter, branded OIO on right shoul der. Finder bring same in and re ceive reward. C. E. Parks. tf49 Milton Houghton has resigned his position as bookkeeper at the Ekalaka State Bank and has ac cepted a position with Frank Voss at the Central Garage where he will have eharge of the office work. If there is any "hot air" con nected with the Belle Fourche Camp Crook railroad project, i t has so far f a i le d to affect the weather to any great degree. The people of Camp Crook place considerable confidence in the proposition and we sincerly hope that their hopes will come true. But why is it that these railroads are always being built in the mid dle of winter. F" M. Dworshak and E. H. Johnson went to Baker Saturday to witness tht closing of the Con ser Publications auto- contest. M. Dworshak was selected as ono of the judges. Miss Mina Mun roe, one of the contestants from Ekalaka won a beautiful diamond ring, the auto going Mrs. Suit of Baker and the bed room sets to Mrs. W. P, Akers and Mrs. Louis Grannum. King Moolick A rather pleasant surprise was sprung on the many friends of Michael Moolick and Miss Ger trude King on Saturday when it was learned that these.two young people had on that day been united in marriage by Rev. Pol lard at Baker. Mr. Moolick has been a resident of this section a number of years and was for a long time a valuable employee of the Peck Co. store. He has a well improved homestead south of town where they will make their future home. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. King, well known and respected citizens of this section, and is a young lady of refinement. The Eagle joins their many friends in extending congratulations. Almira Hornby Almira A. Hornby passed from thi3 life at the home of her daughter, Vada Elwell on Satur day. December 9, 1916, at the age of 75 years and 23 days. She was born on Nov. 14, 1841. On Feb. 10, 1864 she was united in marriage to George C. Hornby at Eldora, Iowa. She leaves to mourn her death, her husband, who is at present at the Soldieis Home in Hot Springs, S. Dak., three sons, Frank at El Paso; Charle.-î at Basset, Nebr; Floyd, who lives at Webster, also three daughters, Etta J. Meyers at Newport, Nebr; Mable E. Mey ers and Vada Elwell at Ekalaka. The funeral services were held on Wednesday at the Union church and interment was made at the I. O. O. F. cemetery. Mrs. Virgil Davis has returned from a visit to Baker. Dr. Albert Sherill was over from C.vmp Crook yesterday. The blacksmith shop formerly owned by Jack Hatton is closed up awaitine adjustment of some ownership disputes. After visiting in the various business houses around town where stocks of Xmas goods are being displayed we fail to dig -up any excuse why anyone should j send away from home for their 1 gifts this year. The homo mer- j chants invite an inspection of their stocks even if you do fail to make a purchase. W. W. Palmer returned Sun day from a trip to Glendive and Miles City where he was called on legal business. While in Miles City Mr. Palmer received a tele gram from his brother announc ing the death of his father at Grand Ri ver, Iowa. Since his re turn he has been nursing a se vere case of lagrippe. j ! ! ! ! : Christmas Greetings From the Play House We appreciate the increasing pa tronage with which you are sup porting our efforts to entertain and shall endeavor to merit your continued approval. Whatever pleases you tickles us most to death. Our present schedule will continue excepting Dec. 22 and 24 when our house will be closed for the benifit of the school and church entertainments. A Very Merry Christmas Jail Completed While in Baker last week we were taken through the new jail by sheriff Jones and shown the "inside workin's". You can bet your dollars to doughnuts that when you're put in the new jail in Fallon county that you will stay "put" until fired by the jail or. It is a fire-proof structure, having eight cells at present and room for eight more. These are located on the second floor. The first floor has living rooms for Mr. Jonps and family. One of the features of the new jail is the opening and closing of either one or all cell doors from the corridor by means of an automatic lever, j The building has been accepted I by the commissioners and is satis factory in every respect as to the needs of the county, Art Clark Married On Saturday December 2nd., a quiet home wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Clark. The bride was Miss Stella Laturno of St. Louis and the groom Arthur N. Clark of this city. Rev. T. Hennings perform ed the ceremony at 7 p. m. after which the wedding party was served a wedding supper. The j groom is well known here, having resided here for the past two ! years and the bride recently came ! here from St. Louis. The newly ! weds are making their home with ! the grooms parents here. — Plevna : Herald. Colin Munro was a visitor in | town yesterday from McKenzie, j Harry Whitsell left Sunday for j a little jaunt around the universe. Some little girl ha 1 ? lost her; angora fur collar and it is at thfs ! office where the owner may get 1 it. This is to certify that anyone j except Plymell's, handling or desposing of any stock branded LB will be prosecuted to the full est extent of the law.—Mrs. Leo Rodman. The Fallon County Times w.'Sj awarded the printing contract from the county commissioners for the next year at their meet ing last Wednesday. Brother| Tipton is to be congratulated and we wish him success. A snow storm 100 percent pu e Montana stock, struck us last Wednesday evening and has been a very unpleasant visitor with us ever since. The ol' smoke stacks around the berg have been puff ing away like a freight engine and many good round dollars' worth of Uncle Sam's "free coal" coal has been consumed in the last few days. j I | j j ! 1 j Elgin Mrs. Chas. Laprath visited her parents last week while Charlie was on a triD to Baker. Mrs. Joe Hoffman returned from Omaha Wednesday in time to eat Thanksgiving dinner with home folks. She had been tak ing medical treatment at that place for the past two months. "Blackie" the pleasant Mc Ness agent was in this vlctnity last week with his pill wagon. Born to Mr! and Mrs. Bob Ren shaw on November 29th a baby girl. Rev. Bowden and family and Wm. Howder and family spent Thanksgiving at Lou Leigh's. Ernest Smith is in Nebraska at present visiting with friends and relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Ch$s. Hubbard spent Sunday at the J. McNairie home. Miss Persie Ellis and Ollie Hed ges were quietly married at Buff alo, S. D. Friday, December 1st. A large crowd attended the dance at Sykes Friday night. Edgar Sutton returned from Piniele Wednesday with a band of sheep which he purchased there. Chas. Lovell autoed to Ekalaka Monday. Mr. Fowler is erecting a large house on his homestead near the old Arpan place. Cora Schaum went to Ekalaka Saturday where she intends to stay with Mrs. Holt for a while. Mrs. Frank Kesterson and chil dren visited last week with her parents Mr. and Mrs. John Gross. Chas. Hubbard had the misfor tune to lose a horse while on trip to Baker. Si Hardy and Mrs. Lulu Gor man and little son spent Thanks giving at Sykes. » GIFT SHOP H ISTEN ere: Have you forgotten any of your relatives or friendsduring your holiday shopping? Here's your opportunity to remem ber them at a big saving to you. Our Xmas business has ex ceeded all former years. THEREFORE As our stock of holiday novelties and toys is now in complete and broken, you are to get the benifit of a big slash in prices at from 1-3 to 1-2 off on all above goods in order to "clean up" and not carry over. « REMEMBER—This is your gain and all goods is seasonable merchandise. Daily we are receiving new goods. Our stock is com plete at all times in silverware, jewelry, ivory goods, cut glass and fancy dishes. Commencing the week be fore Xmas, it's your deal, we'll cut and vou will be the winner in thfi game. Hurry! Hurry! When the game opens Monday get in on the best "picking". The Ekalaka Drug Co. Wk The Popular Gift Shop M SiMaonaaonai/ Miss Ethel Summers and pupils are busy at present practicing for the Xmas entertainment. Ped Akers from Willard was in this vicinity last week buying the farmers' surplus hogs. LOCAL ITEMS Fern Lane drew the $5 prize at The Play House Tuesday. The next prize will be given on Xmas night. Remember, a piece of furniture makes a very appropriate Christ mas gift. See C. K. Putnam, The Furniture Dealer. 47tf Before placing your farm loan see Grant & Fuqua. They have something entirely d i ff e r e n t which will interest you. tf Something entirely new in farm loans. It will pay you to see us before doing business else where.—Grant & Fuqua. tf Lost—One poland china sow. Weight about 200 lbs. Strayed away from my place about a week ago.—Harry Williams. 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. Theron Comstock resigned his position with the R. C. Charters Co. Monday and accepted a posi tion as bookkeeper at the Ekala I ka State Bank. j A. J. Rice has installed an ad jditional radiator at the Play ! House, back in the engine room SandBaidy's freeze out troubles j are therefore over. j Suffering icebergs and petrified ( radiator heat! but wasn't it cold j Tuesday night. For a while it looked as if more figures would be needed on the thermometors below the zeio mark to record the downward slide. It was hov ering around the 30 below mark for considerable time during the early evening.