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VOL 4, NO 61
#2.00 THE YEAR
Stinging Slap at
Health Officers
A local correspondent of
' the Great Falls Tribune ad
ministered a stinging slap to
the local board of health and
a black eye to the town of
Cut Bank, in the following
article, which as been cop
ied by Kalispell and other
state papers.
Cut Bank, Montana, June 13—
v a small pox epidemic is raging here.
Five persons are reported ill in var
ious parts of the community. The
disease began in the home of Jack
Britton. Mr. Brittou bad just re
turned from St. Paul a few days
before the epidemic attacked him.
It is thought that he came in con
tact with the germs during bis trav
el. This occurred two weeks back;
since then four others have become
infected and a number of others ex
posed. Lax enforcement of the
quarantine laws and regulations is
given as the cause of the great
spread of the terrible epidemic. The
citizens have become indignant with
the laxity and have forced the au
thorities to commence taking pre
( cautionary measures.
The Cut Bank Board of Health
has submitted the following state
ment to the Pioneer Press:
The above article, written by
local correspondent of the Great
.Falls Tribune, was either couceived
in deliberate malice or inexcusible
Every case of small pox in this
city h88 been either removed from
the city or quarantined as soon as a
diagnosis of the same was made and
others were quarantine upon sus
There is no law in the State of
Montana requiring the quarantine
of small pox, and this matter is op
tional with the local board of health.
The State Board of Health holds
that quarantine is not the proper
v method of combatting this dease,
but that each and every one should
be vaccinated.
Notice is hereby given that the
co-partnership heretofore existing
between G. C. Putt and II. E. Gos
ling, and known as the Cut Bank
Saddlery Co. is hereby mutually
dissolved and all accounts and bills
payable are to be paid to G. C. Putt.
All outstanding accounts are to
be paid to G. C. Putt. The title to
remain Cut Bank Saddlery Co.
G. C. Patt
H. E. Gosling
Subscribed and sworn to before
me this 13th day of June, A. D.
1913. Ilobert L. Taft,
Notary Public
' Washington June 13 How the
government printing office and the
postoffice department helped in the
fight against free sugar and the con
gressional frank sent tous of anti
free literature circulating thru-out
the land, was brought out to-day by
the senate lobby investigation.
, Truman J. Palmer, Washington
Representative of the United States
sugar industries, was ou stand the
entire day was the subject of a
sweeping cross-examination. He
testified that more than 1,500,000
copies of arguments in behalf of a
sugar tariff had beeu turned out by
the governrn't printing office, made
public documents by order of con
gress, and had ridden to the ends of
the country, postage free.
Big Rain Yesterday
A soaking rain and fierce
trical disturbance prevailed over
this section yesterday evening. A
bolt of lightning stru' k the Belyea
residence, stunning Mr. Belyea and
J. W. Bleisener. The house caught
fire but the blaze was extinguished
before any damage was done.
Local Party
at the Park
Mr. and Mrs. James Miller, Mr.
and Mrs. R. L. Taft, Mr. and Mrs.
Albert Goeddertz and Mr. and Mrs.
M. C. Peterson of Ivevin, and Miss
Maude Davis of Sweet Grass autoed
to Glacier Park Saturday, in Mr.
Miller's Mitchell and Mr. Taft's
Studebaker. The trip was made in
good time. Mr. and Mrs. Taft and
Mr. and Mrs. Peterson returned on
Monday morning, leaving Glacier
Park at 6 a. m. and arriving at the
Cut Bank river at 11 a. m., the dis
tance being 55 miles. The drive
from Browning to Glacier Park is a
beautiful one, they declare; about
15 miles of the run being made on
the new road from Glacier Park
station to St. Mary's Lake, which is
a very fine highway.
The only drawback of the whole
trip was the crossing of the Cut
Bank river near Cut Bank. Here
the machines had tobe pulled across
on account of high water.
Mr. Brewster of the Brewster
Bros. Transportation Co.. of Glacier
Park, said to the party: "You peo
ple of Cut Bank cannot realize the
amount of travel that a bridge across
the Cut Bank would bring to your
town and the amount of advertising
you would get,-not to speak of the
money Bpent at the hotels and other
business places. I have many in
quiries from people at Havre, Great
Falls, Glasgow and other points,
even in Canada, from people who
want to drive an auto to the park,
and want to know how they can
cross the river at Cut Bank. The
county commissioners should by all
means give you people a bridge and
iucidentally accommodate many
people from other parts as well as
the people of this section of Teton
Mr. Taft declares that the people
of Cut Band and vicinity do not
realize that they have a unique and
palatial hotel, one of the best in the
United States, ivithin two hours'
ride of the town.
The above named persons were
among the first to register at the
new hotel and the first to dine in
the new dininh room.
Dates of the
Land Sales
Dates of auction sales of state
land in fifteen counties at which ap
proximately 150,000 acres will be
offered, have beeu fixed by Register
Sidney Miller and Deputy Register
Joseph Oker of the state land office.
The first sale will be held in Lewis
and Clark county Aug. 12, when
9,9520 acres will be offered. The
dates of sale follow:
Deer Lodge—Aug. 14
Powell—Aug. 15
Missoula—Aug. 20
Sanders—Aug. 21
Lincoln—Aug. 25
Flathead—Aug. 27
Musselshell—Sept. 9
Dawsou—Sept. 9
Yellowstone—Sept. 12
Fergus—Sept. 17
Hill—Oct. 7
Choteau—Oct. 8
Teton—Oct. 14
Cascade—Oct. 15
In Teton county 6,840 acres will
be sold.
Rumors have cropped out by men
working out of St. Paul that in the
near future the Great Northern will
put on another passanger train to
accomodate the tourists to Glacier
park. The Oriental Limited :s <<>
be a high ball train with thru sleep
ers only, and the time of 27 is to he
cut down several hours more. This
will be made possible when the
Surrey cut-off in North Dakota is
put in service.
John J. Iliggius, deputy sheriff
of Sheridan county, was in town m.
Tuesday, on official business.
Press Agents
Are Active
The clever press agents of the
Great Northern are working their
wits over union hours these days,
to draw the attention of blase east
erners to Glacier National Park.
Sunday's Minueapolis Journal con
tained a deftly told press agent yarn
to the effect that Dawn Mist, a real
Blackfeet Princess, had forsaken the
tepee of her father on the great re
servation, to become the 'heloo' girl
in the hotel or "Big Log Medicine
Lodge" as the Blackfeet Indians
call it, at Glacier Park. Blackfeet
Indian boys are employed as "bell
hops at the big new hotel and an
Indian woman is among the list of
housekeepers. The metropolitan
papers will welcome this summer
resort stuff during the dog days and
Jim and Louee Hill will turn it into
dollars and no one will be loser.
Glacier Park is certainly the best
advertised resort in America today.
(Havre Plaindealer)
Despite lobbies. President Wilson
is determined to do a little business
for old Pro Bono Publico.
It will avail entrenched privilege
little by intimating through its sen
atorial mouthpieces that President
Wilson is the biggest lobbyist in
Washington. The common people
have long been without the citadal
where laws are made. There have
been altogether too màny senators
of the stripe of ex-Senator Jos. M.
Dixon of Montana in the Senate for
the welfare of the people. The re
maining representatives of the in
terests in the senate may rail and
storm and seek to place President
Wilson in an obnoxious light before
the public, but all their efforts will
but serve to emphasize attention to
the condition that the large body of
the citizenship of the country has
grown sick and tired of. Without
the use of the megaphone or tLe
black news headlines telling that he
demands a square deal for every
American, President Wilson never
theless is insisting that the faith he
kept with the people and for those
who seek to evade keepiug these
pledges he proposes making their
political pathway rocky by telling
their constituents just what manner
of men they are!
Traffic was tied up this morning
by a couple of freight wrecks up
in the hump country. It was resum
ed about noon.
Glacier Park Station, Montana
—Indians recently caught in Iceberg
Lake, Glacier National Park, a spe
cies of trout identified as the Salvel
inus Rossi, which hitherto has been
known only to occur in the Arctic
Ocean and geologists are wondering,
whether this strange body of freBh
water is not connected subterraneous
ly with the icy waters of the far
So far as is known the water of
Iceberg Lake, which is located in the
northern part of Glacier National
Park, a few miles from the Canadian
boundary, does not contain any notice
able quantity of salt. But this fact
-does not deter interested geologists
In advancing the theory that this par
ticular «pedes of fish also may occur
The Baffling Soul
By I)r. Frank Crane
You can measure a wall or a car
pet with a yardstick; but you can
not measure the lighting.
^ ou can cast a plumbline down a
pit or fathom the ocean's depth, but
you cannot tell how deep is the
grief of a mother with her dead
child in her lap.
You can calculate the distance of
a star but there no lenses or logar
ithms by which to estimate the joy
of two lovers. You can analyze
water, earth or gases and determine
their constituent parts, but you can
not get at the elements that com
pose innocence, conscience jr
You can set the value in dollars
and cents upon the services of a
salesman or a bricklayer, but you
cannot even approximate the value
of an act. of uuselfish helpfulness.
What is the price of a golden
deed? What pricemark shall we
put upon the act of the fireman who
dies trying- to save a human being
in a burning building, or of a moth
er drowning that her baby mry be
rescued, of the policeman shot at
his post of duty, of such as Regulus
or Nathan Hale?
There are sentiments before which
reason is dumb and even theology
is confounded. Moses asked that
his own name be'blotted from Je
hova'a remembrance if his people
were not to be saved, and Paul de
clared himself willing to be accused
for his brother's sake.
There is not so tall an angel in
the human heart as self sacrifice.
There is no shine of sun, of lamps,
or of rose-cut diamonds, so dazzling
and beautiful as certain shinings of
the face when a high thought burns
behind it.
Weigh the clouds and measure
the east winds, but wherewithall
shall we guage the pressure of pas
sions, or with aerometer shall we
indicate the storm force of desire?
Tho earthquake makes its record
upon the seismograph, but where is
the record of the trembling that
seizes souls, such a bleached the,
heart of Jean Valjean?
And what of the spirit's phono
graph called memory; the spirit's
telephone, called sympathy, and the
spirit's heat and cold, called love
and hate?
There are more mysteries in the
mind of man than in all heaven and
hell; there are further distances than
Arcturns, snowier peaks than the
Himalayas, and stiller stranger
depths than the underseas.
In some of the inland waters of the far
north, vlilch probably have a subter
ranean ;onnection with Iceberg Lake.
The otler lakes of Glacier National
Park contain a dozen varieties of bis
trout, but so far as can be learned
this Is the first time any fish has been
taken from Iceberg Lake. It is said
this species never before has been
found eiccept in the Arctic region. It
is a very large species, measuring
slightly more than two feet in length.
The distinguishing feature of it is
the shape and striation of the oper
cular banes. The prize is being pre
served and will be sent east for more
absolute Identification. Iceberg Lake
is the only lake in the world contain
ing ice floes.
A Few Late
Land Decisions
A l-eservatson of property to pub
lic use is one of fact tliau of mere
form. The President is head of all
executive departments and controls
them. An error of oue of the de
partmental secretaries in failing to
carry out in words of technical ac
curacy the intent of the executive
will not defeai nor impair the effect
and force of his order.
W hen application is made for a
tract of public land, regular on its
face, and in due form, the laud is
segregated against any other appro
priation. No right can be obtained
by filing application for it.
An Indian allotment segregates
tho inn/i „ ,
tue land against entry or other dis
. -
A homestead entryman taks upon
himself the burden of all conditions,
climatic and otherwise, effecting ac
ual cultivation. Ile may relinquish
such entry if unable to comply with
the requirements of the homestead
law, because of such conditions
But so long as he retains the entry
he must comply with what the law
requires in the matter of residence;
improvpinent, and cultivation, and
do the acts and things required.
Mere good intentions, with only
slight compliance with legal require
ments, are not sufficient upon which
the Department may adjudge title
to a patent. In commutation cases,
(particularly) the eutryman must
show that such considerable portion
of the cultivable lands of the entry
have been actually farmed and in
such manner, as a farmer would re
rsonably be expected to farm in
maintaining an agricultural home
upon the land for the length of time
Temporary absences to aid neigh
bors in press of a Busy season,engag
ed in useful and needed work for
conservation of agricultural crops,
do not break the continuity of res
There is no authority of law for
granting final ceitificate to a home
stead entryman who is not shown
to be a citizen of the United States.
The husband is by law primarily
the head of the family, and the fact
that the wife may contribute even
the greater part of her support does
not of itself destroy or create her
status aa bead of the family. Des
tinguishing Philipina Adams (40 L.
D. 625).
There is no law authorizing the
submission of final proof by the
heirs of the deceased etryman dur
ing the lifetime»of the widow.
Neither the widow nor heir will be
allowed to complete an entry and re
ceive a patent for the land where she
makes default in complying witli
the iaw within the time limit allow
ed by the statue. The widow is
barred by her default and heir is
barred because the prior rig-fat to
complete the ent ry was in the widow.
A contest affidavit has no efficacy
whatever until it is filed in the local
olfice. It may antedate a relinquish
ment and its execution may bejknowD
to the entryman, who by reason
land in the local office it will not be
relinquishes an entry; but
i not filed in the local office prior to
he fal.ng o relinquishment of the
Infill in fhn lsw.nl U ...ill * 1_ _
A application to amend an enti„
w ill be denied when it appears that
the selector is not seeking an amend
ment. for the purpose of effectuating
bis original intent, but seeks to make
new selection fur land that appears
better suited than that originally se
Extra allowance for expert testi
mony cannot be alloped in a I* . S .
District Court but the costs must be
taxed accordig to the statute. Any
extra allowance to [experts] is a
matter oa personal or private con
vcu 11 ue ou, i iaKes a portion ot
<,„,1, „ * c i • ,
such entry, so far as taking other
lu^mucu m tue uiifcîmai en
try; but assignment of part of entry
to a person, does not disqualify him
f rora receiving assignments of an
other of the remaining part of the
same entry.
tract between the parties.
Care should be exerised by the
General Land Office in ordering hea
ring upon special agent's reports or
epon the protest of individuals to
fully and accurately state the mater
ial causes of action set out in the re
ports or protests and the charges
made should always be considered
in connection with the law under
which an entry is made.
The right to make desert entry is
exhausted either by making an ent
ry or by taking an assignment of an
entry, in whole or in part, whether
the maximum quanity of land or less
is entered or received by assignment.
One who takes an entry by assign
ment exhausts his desert land rights
of effectually as though he had made
an orignal entry, and this is tru®
even if he only takes a portion of
lands not included in the original en
The act of June 27,1906, empow
ers the Commissioner to make un
der the direction of the Secretary,
such requirements as sales and app
licateons under said act as may in
their judgment, best conserve the in
The Commisssoner is not by this
act required to expose for
sale any such tract of land, but he
may do so and in such manner
and to such end as he tnsy
determine subject to the Secretary's
supervisory power, to be advisable
and proper.
The mere remaining upon public
land without bona fide cultivation
and reasonably diligent effort in the
way of improvement* is *not the
maintenance of such a settlement as
the law contemplates shall reserve a
tract from other appropriation, es
pally at the hands of a prior clai
mant who makes first application to
settle the same. A settler has no
more right, under the homestead law
to segregate land from the public
domain, without compliance with
the requirements of that law aB to
improvements and cultivation, than
has the entryman; and when a claim
ant appeals to the letter of the law
as against another claimant he must
himself stand or fall by the letter of
the statue.
A change of venue to Shelby has
been taken in the suit of James F.
Moser vs. Wm. McDougall, to re
cover for wages alleged to be due.
Atty. J. W. Coburn is counsel for
Mosher and S. J. Riguey is repre
senting McDougall.
A number of the little ladies of
the city «-ere entertaiued by June
Madison Thursday afternoon, on the
occasion of her ninth birthday. The
little girls spent a delightful after
noon with their hostess of nine sum
2 1-2 miles from Cut Bank. Er
ery foot can be cultivated. Inquire
Pioneer Press.
A Good Report
I" the days of the Children of
i 8rael a 8oil committee wa8 8ent a _
be ad to inspect the "Land Beyond
the Jordau .» So iQ tfa
*arm Mortgage Companies send out
men competent to report on soil,
climate, and products of every new
After several days of careful
study of the soil in the vicinity of
Cut Hank and being an eye witness
to the rapid growtfa of our winter
wheat and other crops, Mr. James,
soil expert for Wells & Dickey
Company, has made a "GOODLY
REPORT" of our corner of Mon
tana and as a result, FARMERS
STATE BAN It is prepared to take
applications for FARM LOANS
from auy who desire prompt service.

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