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<â □ n m n 13 □ £ □ D n □ k VOLUME VIII. EKALAKA, (FALLON COUNTY) MONTANA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1916. NUMBER 52 Lots of Timber In This Section r > "/ v>-x I.:' ■/< hall & snow sawmill. Ekalaka is situated adjoining the Sioux National Forest and wt have two sawmills near town. Hall & Snow operate about sevei miles from town while H. G. Lantis has a mill near the Jonn Smitt ranch. These gentlemen have a good trade and are live boosters Ekalaka State Bank Shows Prosperity It was on August 22nd, 1908 that The Ekalaka Commercia State Bank was organized ann opened up for business. Theii first location was in the building now occupied by Stitser's harnest shop. At that time Totn Sillet and John Almbaugh had a notion store there and they alloted th< bank about'eight square feet off in one corner to keep their safe and set ud a desk. As soon as the weather permitted, in Janu ary of the following year, thei present building was erected. A glance at the list of officers a that time shows; Robt. Yokley. president; H. N. Sykes, vic< president; John Oliver, cashiei and Robt. Yokley, Kenneth Mc Lean, K. N. Sykes, Septon Cach and John T. Smith as directors, j On June 20, 1911 the Commer ( cial State Bank and the Ekalak* Bank were consolidated and af ter increasing their capital stock ' to $30,000, continued the busi- j ness under the name of "Tht Ekalaka State Bank". At tht time of the consolidation, tht two banks showed the following statement: Commercial State Bank Capital stock, $20,000.00 Deposits, 59.920.21 Loans, 61.477.47 Reserve, 18,973.93 Resources, 79,000.00 Ekalaka Bank Capital stock. $20,000.00 D --posits, 37,906.18 Loans, 31,304.26 Reserve, 22,931.06 Resources, 55,000.00 That since the consolidation, this bank has been steadily grow ing, is shown by the comparative statements of each year since that time, which are as follows: We Thank You \ As we cross the threshold of a new year, we wish to thank those who have honored us with their confi dence and trade during the year that is gone. We strive always to protect and promote the int ests ot our friends and customers in every way and we are gratifyed to note the generous response which this policy brings. During the coming year we shall make every ef fort to serve you even better than in the past. We extend to all sincere wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year The Reliable Drug Store S. A. HOLT, Pii. G., Proprietor December 31, 191*2 Deposits, 77,063 15 Loans and dis. 86,191 94 loserve, 22,427.33 Resource 0 , 108,000.00 December 31, 1913 Surplus, Deposits, Loans and dis Reserve, Resources, 500.00 91.347.27 102.317.64 22,931.06 125.000.00 December 31, 1914 Surplus, Deposits 1,!JOO.OO 103.077.10 I joan s an d d i s . 11 , 3S0 22 îeserve, 22,304.61 Resources, 135,000.00 December 31, 1915 Surplus, 2,000.00 Deposits, 124,778.98 Loaqs and dis. 110,882.16 Reserve, 48,471.10 Resou rces, 159,000.00 December 23, 1916 Surplus, 3,200.00 Deposirs, 197,840.42 Loans and dis. 163,735.44 Reserve' 72,102,82 Resources, 235,000,00 In looking over the above fig ■ires, one can readily see that tht ousiness of the bank is under a conservative management. Sii.ce January 1st, 1915, H. B. Albert has had charge of the cashiers desk and his services to the bank nave been highly creditable. At present, The Ekalaka State Ban! ■s one of the soundest and most reliable in the state. The pre sent officers are:- Septon Cady, president; J, VV. Iliscock, vice president; 14, B. Albert, cashiei 1 ; L. M. Elliott, ass't cashier am' Septon Cady, J. VV. Hiscock, H. B. Albert, E. J. Flasted and Mrs. Poster Cleveland, directors. The prosperity uf your hom* bank proves the prosperity o your country. Wm. Freese Store | The Peck Company j Uncle S ams Agent "Billy" Freese came here a king time before we got the Eka aka habit. In fact, Billy is one >f the real old timers. Prior to .periling up his hardware store here he was located at Miles City vhere he bounced around in the lusiness circle of that place a! a lively clip for a number o - ears. In Ekalaka he has bni.t ip a good business besides hold ing down at one time or othc ; ibout every "charity" job on ecord. His home is one of the test and most comfortable here md represents a substantial in estment. Billy's experiences n Montana would make interest ing reading, but for lack of space ve can't go "gadding" about hem. It' its too cold, too warm, )r not enough rain, blame Billy, le's our weather man also. And Also Plenty of Coal :.v". v Ww -vY -«a m i the park.:; coal mini-:. We're not. going to run shy of co~ ! in Ekalaka unless the .hauler -'o on a strike. The coal supply is unlimited for the needs of this country. Trepanier Brothers and Chas. Parks are delivering oui coal this winter and their business is rushing, (see weather report! Putnam- Furniture I Hedges Old Ihnes C. K. Putnam has had a variée career since locating in Ekalaka. Landin ir here in July, 1908 his first job found him driving nails ind doing other carpenter work. When the Eagle hatched he was )ur type-sticker but later he en tered the employ of the VV. II Peck store. In March, 1912 he oought a third interest in this store and stayed with them until ; Fan. 1st, 1916 when he sold out. ! After attending the state univer sity of Minneasota where he suc cessfully graduated as an embul mer and undertaker, he returne.: to Ekaiaka and after receiving his license for this state, se' iut to build up the furniture store business that he enjoys at present. The Putnam store is a credit to the town and a vet\\ splendid stock of goods is al ways on display. Charlie holds a life certificate for being a Ekalaka booster. What Is The Difference About the NAME of a movie show? The Great Problem is to get good ones and have em delivered. Know then that there will be a GOOD one at The Play House on New Year Eve, Sunday, Dec. 31. Also one of our Famous Dances, Monday Night, January 1st 1917. And Mrs. Owens will serve midnight supper at 35c a plate. W. H. Peck came to Montana on April 20, 1889 and struck hit first job on the old Swift ranci 13 miles west of Ekalaka when he staved until 1900 when ht entered the employ of the olo Ekalaka Mercantile Co., now the Charters store. In 1904 he open ed up for business in his present quarters and continued the busi ness under private ownership until March 1912 when he formed <he VV. II. Peck Co.. with C, K Putnam and Wm. Mowbay as hi. nartners. Mr. Putnam retiree from the firm in January of thi. year. Since last fall they haw oeen endeavoring to close oui their business but until they firrd i purchaser for the fixtures am ouildings they will continue. t< conduct a cash grocery and har, lie a line of gent's furnishings Dr. J. P. Hedges came her« just after they dug the Litt e Missouri river in the 80 some thing. Ever since he has been doing our dental work and hit reputation for doing good work in that line is not lacking. Real Estate Dealer Fred Dworshak came hot from Nebraska with the rush ol the homesterders in 1910 and af ter locating was employed by tin telephone company for some time He was for a few years U. S. Commissioner in this section, af ter which he entered into the real estate and farm loan business. Fred enjoys a good business and has become one of the big boost ers for Ekaiaka and Fallon Coun ty. He is one of the present members of the town board. :»-,bwwe 'w?; '..3 vs&ggpz œunrœxs- ,_\2 ; tjrsncrairv twzjn&rm i he day after we wore the hamrock and celebrated in hon >r of St. Patrick, in the year ot 1913, S. .J. Emswiler moved hi? • unk to Ekalaka. At that timt lack was employed by Uncle Sam in the forest service and vas put in charge of the Ekalaka division. The following year he iccepted a position in the office j of Grant & Fuqua where he re named until Jan. 1, 1915 when he was appointed U. S. Com missioner for this district, a pos ition he still retains. When the Play House was built, Mr. Ems viler was selected as manager, another job he still has. That îe has great confidence in the uture of Ekalaka is proven b\ he tact that he has invested ir a number of lots on the Wesi Side, the coming choice rèsiden tial section. The Amusement Co We used to contend ourselves •vi th a quiet game of seven-up, )r pitching horseshoes, but noi ;o now. The Play House was milt to fill a long felt want in the imusement line in Ekalaka and ince its opening it has enjoyeo i very liberal patronage. Roller skating commenced on Feb. 12th >f this year, the first dance was >n*Feb. 22nd and motion pictures arrived on April 4th. Shows are 4'iven now twice a week, Sunday and Thursday evenings while or •'nday and Saturday evening the ilaje is open for roller skating, '.'he Play House is owned by The Amusement Co., composed of S. i. Emswiler, L. M. Elliott, C. K. Putnam, H. G. Lantis and C. G. Rickard, and represents an in vestment of over $5,000. Besides Big Crops and Good Land on ,j. vv. grant's farm ; The weather is far from favorable for the farmer at the present j time but just as soon as the frost is out of the ground, watch cen |t al 1* allon County. The acreage into fall crops was increased tre* mendously in this section the past fall. The Ekalaka Drug Co. Wishes You and Yours A Happy, Prosperous New Year Grant & Fuqua Co. Grant and Fuqua, dealing in livestock and deeded lands, or ganized their firm shortly after the influx of homesteaders to this section. At first their specialty was livestock, farm loans and lo cating but as soon as the home steaders began to receive patents to their ranches and farms they entered the deeded land game, not as land speculators but as a gents. They make a specialty )f Box Elder and Beaver Creek lands and have such an acquaint ance ana knowledge of this sec tion of the state that their busi ness has rapidly increased, Mr, J. W. Grant, the senior member of the firm came here in the spring of 1910 from Bhomfield, Nebr. to homestead land while his partner Mr. R. V. Fuqua had already been located here and at that time was engaged in the sheep business - . This company ranks among the leading real estate firms of the state for hon est dealings, financial rating and reliability. Nims Is A Booster Bill Nims knows a good thing, even if he can't see it. He came to Ekalaka upon the solicitation of friend! and found that it is just about as good a place as was ever placed on the map. Since coming here Mr. Nims has mixed in several lines of business, first in the meat market, then a gar age and now the feed barn and lumber yard. Ile is the owner choice business locations, besides several hundred acres of farming land north of town. At present he is building a large new lum oer shed and more yards, which he will stock up in the spring.