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VOL 4, NO 50
«2.00 THE YEAR
Neither Shelby Nor Conrad
Expect a Favorable
Toole and Pondera coun
ties are all but officially dead
today. A written opinion
from the state supreme court
is all that is needed now to
lull them to a quiet summer
sleep—and an eternal rest,
no doubt. Uhcover your
heads and speak softly as the
bier goes by, bearing the re
mains of the ill-fated Twins.
The review hearing was
held at Helena this week.
Norris&Hurd appeared in
behalf of the persons who
made protest. Col. Nolan,
brilliant and picturesque
Celt, appeared for Shelby.
Atty. McConnell was coun
sel for Pondera. Col. Nolan
lacked his old fire and clever
ness, they say. Once he did
make the remark that Toole
might possibly be "galvaniz
ed back to life" while the
staid judges smiled broadly
with the others present. The
proceedings were somewhat
of a joke. Neither Conrad
nor Shelby representatives
showed spirit or hope at any
juncture. They realized
fully that it was a hopeless
fight for an unhappy cause.
The written op ip ion of the
court judges ïs expected to
be published in a few days—
and the last vistage of doubt
will then vanish.
Poll Tax Law
Poll taxes will be collected only
from persons who are residents of
the counties where such collection
is sought to be made on or before
March 1 of each year. Poll taxes
cannot be collected from persons
entering a county after March 1.
Every county treasurer in the state
will feel the effect of the ruling
which Attorney General D. M. Kel
ly made today in reply to a qery
from V. G. Gilette, county attorney
of Big Horn county. The general
highway law enacted by the Thir
teenth assembly amended the law
relating to the collection of poll
taxes. Mr. Gilette inquired if un
der its provisions poll taxes could
be collected from persons becoming
residents of the county after March
first of each year.
Strikes Residence
Sunday evening during the severe
rain and electrical storm, lighting
struck the residence of T.J.Solleni
the elevator contratcor. The bolt
entered the roof near the center of
the house, tearing its path thru the
shingles and sheeting, followed the
partition between dining room and
bed-room, all pictures and inside
fixtures were badly scorched. Mrs.
Sollom who is at present in charge
of the home, was alone at the time
and altho badly shocked by the bolt
recovered in time to extinguish the
fire which had gained some head
way in the dining room.
Miss Verna Böhlke pleasantly en
tertained the members of "The
Whole Family" cast at a dancing
party in Brown's hall last evening.
Parcel Post Scale
An absolute and accurate scale
-for weights and zones, giving you
the rate and amount any place in
the U. S., also weighing any other
article in general use. Special
price this week, $'2.00.
Irrigation From
Upper Regions
It was neither Carey Act nor
Government water that moistened
headlight Valley on Sunday. It
came from the clouas of the cerule
an dome above our humble heads—
and there was no occasion for dis
puting about diversion into certain
ditches and the proper proportions
for each settler, no question about
charges and extra assessments, no
pale government attaches to super
vise the work. And the home
steaders in the valley seem just as
well satisfied.
In the rim country they had a
veritable cloudburst and water
rushed in torrents from the higher
to the lower levels. All through
the country beyond Headlight Biitte
the rain descended in great quanti
ty. The rain was accompanied at
times by a spectacular electrical
display and several wire fences
were struck and torn down for a
short distance, but no loss of stock
or other damage is reported.
While there was not the slightest
apprehension of drought, Sunday's
rain has strengthened the faith of
the newer settlers and sustained the
contentions of the older ones—that
it rains here just when it is needed.
Crop prospects are as good as Jim
Hill's railway bonds today and the
feeling prevails that we are billed
for the biggest crop that the com
munity has yet harvested,
Had Clean-Up Day
Monday was clean-up day as well
as wash-day in Duouyer. There has
been au over-abundance of petty
criminality in the little town in re
cent months and the residents have
long compained. Taking the law in
into their own hands the irate cit
-zens visited the dives and brothels
broght forth the soiled doves, vag
rants and undesirables and drove
them from the town much after the
manner in vogue in biblical times.
The public will demur and com
plain and will often suffer wrongs
in silence but when once aroused
public opinion comes pretty close
to having its own way if it has to
pursue strenuous methods to get it.
Nothing can save or protect those
whose methods do not meet with
public approval—not even a drag
with the New York police nowadays.
We received the glad tidings that
we are to have a depot here soon.
The hotel will soon be completed,
is what Mr. Erickson says.
Mr. Torgerson is also getting in
readiness to open his hardware store.
He has put up a two story building
and is going to use the upper part
for a dance hall.
Mrs. Ilorsley of Cut Bank paid
us a call last Friday.
Carpenter Hoffman and son are
employed in this busy city.
Alphonse Bonnet is also one of
the busiest men in town.
Dr. Hulbush was called here on
Thursday to render medical help to
a man that broke his leg in a scuffle
with a friend, The unfortutiate fel
low is from Valier.
Stanley Townsend, formerly em
ployed in Calgary, Alta., js now on
his homestead sogth of town.
Miss Nora Hulbush made a trip
to Cut Bank Friday.
Miss Janet Hankins is a visitor at
the C. Lewis home.
Col. Buckner is also a busy man
in Ethridge. He is putting up a
building which will be used for a
barber shop and pool rooms. '
Tom Gets It
Tom Delaney landed the
big plumbing contract for
the Halvorson block. There
were half a dozen bidders
and all will be pleased to
learn that a home man land
ed the contract.
Informally Opened
The new Glacier Park hotel which
aas been erected at the eastern en
trance of Glacier National Park,
■v B s informally dedicated tonight by
impromptu celebration, w h i ch
was as unique as unexpected. A
slight accident to a freight train
aused passengers to wait here for
several hours. Several hundred
passengers were entertained by a
car load of Blackfoot Indians who
were being taken from the reser
vation to the rose carnival at Port
land, Oregon. Chas. Griffin, of the
immigration department of of the
Great Northern railroad, was iti
charge of the Indians. He took bis
band to the new hotel and there
they gave speeches, songs and native
dances. Dressed in all the glory of
their native customs. The Indians
gave a splendid entertainment, one
that greatly delighted scores of peo
ple who had never before witnessed
anything of the kind.
U. S. Commissioner ChaB. Well
born, who at one time frequently
visited Cut Bank as one of the towns
on his ministerial circuit, has been
removed from office by Judge J. M.
Bournquin, on the presentation of
proof by a special agent, of grave
misconduct of office. Wellborn has
made a denial of the charges pre
Farmers Urged
To Cooperate
Saturday Evening Post
AT THE National Conference on
Marketing and Farm Credit, Mr
Spillman of the Department of Agr
iculture, produced an estimate that
the average farm income is about
six hundred and fifty dollars a year;
and that, after allowing a reasonable
interest on his investment, the aver
arge farmer gets about one dollar
a day for his own labor.
True, the farmer is his own boss
and, according to this calculation,
he is one of the very worst bosses
in the country, He not only makes
himself work long hours in all kinds
of weather but pay? himself scandal
ously low way es. If ever Cthere was
justification for a general strike it
exists in this industry. We hope to
see the time when farmers will en
roll themselves in a union and walk
out, refusing to do another lick of
work except upon the following con
ditions; That pre-Adamite methods
of cultivation, by which a given plot
of ground produces, less than half
as much as it should, be abandoned
forthwith; that the preventable
waste in marketingfarm products—
which Mr. Yoakum estimates at one
billion five hundred million dollars
a year—be corrected by cooperative
If every farmer can bring his own
boss to these terms there is no reason
why he should not pay himself dou
ble the present wages and cut down
his working day to a reasonable
length. On the whole he cannot
expect higher prices from the con
sumer than these now obtaining; nor
can he, on the whole, expect much
cheaper transportation by rail. For
higher profits lie must look to decr
eased cost of production of the unit,
to drcreased cost of reaching the
railroad station, and to reduction of
the present waste in marketing his
Drs. Hulbush and Strain were
called to the J. II Turner home
near Ethridge Tuesday to render
medical aid to Mrs. Turner who was
critically ill.
The Market
Spriuir Wheal, No. 1...
Wheat, Red Winter. No. 1_
Durum (Macaroni)
Flax. No. t $1,04
" 2. * W
Rejected $
so Grade...... «
Should Register
Farm Names
Choteau, Montana, June 4, 1913
Brother Whetstone:
I note you publish in the Pioneer
Press quite a list of ranch names se
lected by the owners. Some of them
are quite poetical, some are near to
nature, smelling of the soil and the
high altitude, and others go back to
ancient history.
In order to protect these names
to their owners, "their heirs and as
signs forever," our late lamented
legislature passed the following law
whereby, if application is made to
this honorable office, such names
may be registered and cannot be in
fringed on.
Application should give name of
owner, name of ranch or farm, and
location as to section, township and
range, and be accompanied by the
filing fee of $1.00, "payable in ad
vance." Certificate will then be is
sued (suitable for framing) per the
form enclosed.
Yours very truly,
"An Act Providing for Registra
tion of Names for Farmo and Ranch
es within this State and Providing
for the Payment of Fees Therefor."
Be it enacted by the Legislative
Assembly of the State af Montana:
Section 1. The owner of any
farm or ranch in the State of Mon
tana may, upon the aayment of One
($1.00) Dollar to the County Clerk
and Recorder in the county in
which the farm or ranch may be
situated, have the name cf such
farm or ranch entered and recorded
in a register, which the County
Clerk and Recorder shall keep for
such purpose, and thereupon such
owrer shall be, by said Clerk and
Recorder furnished a certificate is
sued under the seal of said official,
setting forth therein the name and
location of the farm or ranch and
the name of such owner, provided,
that when any name shall have been
recorded as hereinbefore provided,
any other person or persons shall
not have the right to use the same
name for any other farm or ranch
in the same county except by pre
fixing or adding thereto designating
or other identifying words.
Section '2. This Act shall be in
full force and effect from and after
its passage and approval.
Approved March 3, 1913.
^Vinter Wheat for Seed
No 1 Turkey Red W inter wheat
for sale at ranch 9 miles north of
Cut Bank. Can't be beat for seed.
Reserve your seed now.
Bruce R. McNamer
P. O. Building
Town's Most
Promising Year
Around $150 per day is be
ing paid out to men employ
ed in building activities in
Cut Bank right now; per
haps more. When work on
the water and lighting sys
tems begins this pay roll will
double. That will mean
free money and good times
here in greater degree than
our present prosperous con
dition. Crop prospects simply
could not be improved upon.
All but the confirmed idlers
and parasites are doing some
thing to add to the expansion
movement that is carrying
our town upward and on
ward and putting our farm
ing community on such à
solid basis.
Drowned in
The Flathead
H. F. Hedrick, a clerk in the
Ivalispell post office, who was known
to many in Cut Bank and commun
ity, was drowned iu the Flathead
river last Sunday. Althought a
diligent search has been made for
the body, the search has been fruit
less. Hedrick is believed to have
been sucked beneath one of the
numerous jams of drift in the swol
len current, and the body may nev
er be found.
Hedrick lost his life when a can
vas canoe capsized. The boat in
which he and Clyde Cobb, the Ivali
spell taxidermist, undertook t o
make the journey down the Flat
head from Columbia Falls, capsized
in a treacherous whirl-pool. Al
though the men had life preservers,
they were helpless, and only with
difficulty was Cobb rescued by
Charles Lawrence, why happened to
obseave them floating down the
stream. Cobb was drawn upon a
drift by Lawrence, who hastily
procured a boad, but he was nearly
dead from exposure and exhaustion
before Lawrence reached him. Hed
rick sank soon afterward before he
could be reached.
Postmaster White has offered a
reward of one hundred dollars for
the recoveay of Hedrick's body.
The dead man came to Kalispell
several years ago for the benefit of
his health, and leaves a wife and
two children.
R, L. Taft and O. I. Grina autoed
down to Ethridge Sundaay and
were genuinely surprised >vith the
progress of the place. Several new
business buildings are in process of
construction, they say, among them
a large one, by Alphonse Bonnet.
Grina informed the Pioneer Press
that the citizens were watching
closely the big ram cloud that was
wetting down the soil up Cut Bank
way and before their departure
Mayor Norman was called upon to
offer up prayers, that the Hood gates
>f heaven might distribute some of
its wetness over the Ethridge coun
Extremely hot weather and lack
of moisture are playing havoc with
the grain crops in the south and
southwest and the big markets are
reflecting the condition in stronger
figures for grain. In the meantime
gentle rains are falling in Montana
just when needed, the sun is shining
brightly but not trying to roast the
landscape and the farmer folks arc
optimistic and glad they are living
in the the northwest's future great
est grain belt.
Sain Sollid, Mayor of Dutton aud
real estate wizard of wide renown,
has gone over to his old home in
the Land of the midnight Sun, to
disport himself among the crags and
mountain lakes of Norway, and to
regale his old friends with wondrous
tales of his new home in the best
west. Sam is liable to corner a
little Norwegian real estate and
start a half dozen towniite booms
in his native land, just to keep in
practice. 1
there is a great deal of extravagance aud waste in the United
States, but it is equally true that this extravagance is not among
the average bank depositors.
Reasons Why You Should Keef>
a Check Account;
A luxury that costs nothing.
Teaches the value of money
Pays for the vacation
Auards against the "small purchrse temptation"
Gives a complete record of all business transactions
Establishes confidence.
Your bank book is always handy for reference
Reduces cost of living by showing just how your money is
President. Caskier
Madison-Jackson Nu p t i al s
Ot Interest to Cut
Bank Folks
The social event of the week in
Cut Bank was the marriage on Mon
day morning of Miss Mabel Mildred,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gurdon
C. Madison, and William Thomas,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles R.
Jackson. The marriage ceremony
was read on the above morning at
nine o'clock, at the home of the
bride, Rev. Father M. Dunne being
the officiating clergyman. Under a
flower garlanded arch between the
dining room and parlor the wedding
party assembled and the young man
and woman plighted their troth, gur-<
rounded by the immediate members*
of both families and a few intimate
friends, under circumstances bright
and auspicious and on one of the
fail est of Montana June mornings.
The bride was attired in a wed
ding gown of white chiffon over
white silk crepe with Irish point
lace. Her attendant, Miss Kathleen
Sullivan, was attired in a gown of
pink chiffon over pink crepe. Little
June Madison, the ring bearer, was
dressed in blue silk. The groom
and his attendant, Mont Madison,
were attired in the garb decreed by
tiu —..—ttnf ftflHiûcu ü«.v-£.jfona.
At the conclusion of the ceremony
and when the period for congratu
lations had pasaed/all sat to a boon
tiful wedding breakfast, in the din
ing room, decorated with symbols
of the nuptial event and festooned
at many vantage points with smilax,
carnations and roses. At one o'clock
in the afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Jack
son departed fiom Cut Btibk on
their honeymon tour, amid a veri
table rain of rice and discarded
shoes, and a God-speed and "bon
voyage" from admiring friends,
gathered at the station.
Monday's wedding held special
interest to the people of town and
community, due to the length of
residence here and prominence of
the contracting parties. The bride
has been a great favorite in the cir
cles in which she has moved, be
cause of her pleasing graces of man
ner, her unfailing amiability, her
quiet dignny aud womanliness
on all occasions rnd her enthusiasm
in assisting all worthy causes. Mr.
Jackson is one of Cut Bank's most
estimable young men whose ster»
ling character and integrity are ev
erywhere recognized and by dint
of industry has secured a start in
life that insures material success and
contentment for himself and his
bride in the bright years before
The itinerary of the new-weds in
cludes Aberdeen, S. D., Northfield,
Minn., aud the Twin Cities. They
will be at home after August first
on the groom's homestead north of
the city.
Banker Worded is building
a cozy home on state land in
the southern suburbs.

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