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VOL 4, NO 50
*'2.00 THE YEAR
Much Moisture
During Week
This has been a sort of "Oregon
week" in the Cut Bank section. It
has rained every day during the
week. Shower and sunshine have
alternated and the condition of the
crops is finer than at any like
period since farming began in this
section of Montana. The outlook
simply could not be improved upon
and there is unbounded confidence
and good cheer over the outlook
for a harvest that will establish new
high records for this part of the
The heaviest rain of the season
occurred last night, when 1.61
inches fell, according to the records
of Voluntary Weather Observer
Thomas. The precipitation for the
week was 2.40, according to the
same information.
Another shower about the time
the crop is maturing will be suffi
cient, according to those who ought
to know. As the Pioneer Press
has before remarked, it rains just
when we need it.
The citizens of the town will do
all in their power to assist the local
Grange in their celebration plans.
This sentiment was expressed by the
commercial club at its meeting on
Wednesday evening. About seven
teen members were present and a
number of important matters were
discussed, chief among them being
that of urging early action on the
part of the state land department in
naming a date for a sale of state
lots in Cut Bank. The committee
choseu at the last meeting to draw
up a set of by-laws and a constitu
tion made its report and it was ac
cepted. The club will soon start
out under a new plan of organiza
tion, as befits such an organization
in a towu of growing importance,
like Cut Bank. Modern and well
appointed rooms will be fitted up;
over the First National, and the
club will then have a permanent
home that will be the pride of its
members and will afford an incen
tive toward more regular attend
ance. At the next meeting, Mon
day evening, July 4th, will occur
the annual election of officers.
Pathfinder in Route
The A. A. A. Pathfinder rar, i n
charge of Frank X. Zibel, of the
Mitchel company, Mr. Stedman of
the N. W. Automobile Magazine.
Win. Foreman of the Chicago Post,
passed thru Cut Bank Wednesday
morning and were accompanied to
Glacier parte by Cashier Taft. The
run out from the Twin Cities was
made in good time and there were
no accidents cousequence. The Cut
Bank was forded successfully and
upon arriving at the Park Manager
Cathart, of the Hill intirests at the
Park was informed of the condition
of the river and wired W. P. Ken
ny to the effect that some sort of
bridging should be constructed over
this strpam. The coming tour is the
topic of interest back east, the
gentlemen in the Pathfinder assert.
Government Loses
If the reclamation service wants
a tract of land on the Blackfeet re
servation in connection with the St.
Mary's project, it will have to ac
quire it by right of eminent domain
or some other method.
Judge Bournquin in the federal
court today declared the suit bro't
by David La Breche and G. W.
Cooke against the United States and
H. N. Savage, in favor of the plain
tiffs. They had selected tracts that
they wanted as parts of their allot
Harry <fc Sol, the enterprising
haberdashers, are having M. A. O
Neil erect for them a cleaning house
on Upper Broadway. It will be
equipped with a washer, extractor,
scouring bench, dry room, settling
tanks and other fixtures found in a
big city cleaning house and the boys
will then be able to do the highest
grade of work and in shorter time
than at present.
A. J. King has been duly installed
as collector of custnns for the ports
of Montana and Idaho, with head
quarters at Great Falls, succeeding
our own Johnny Bair, who will re
turn to Choteau to resume the prac
ti°e of law, with W. L. Verge.
John Hall was a business visitor
at Brady last Sunday. John likes
the appearance of the Brady section
first rate—but of course it cannot
compare with Headlight Valley in
his opinion. "Travel where you may
and when your train climbs the
Baltic hill and you look thru the car
windows and out upon this valley
you quickly come to the conclusion
that there is no section of the state
quite as good as it" said John.
Jack Marshall stirred the green
monster, envy, in the breasts of all
disci pies of the rod and reel when
he returned from Belton Monday,
packing an 8 1-2 pound Dolly Var
den trout, the biggest trout ever
caught iu the Rocky regions, ac
cording to those who compile fish
statistics. Jack is feeling pretty
chesty over his mammoth catch.
Ethridge was hostess to a 1 a r g e
crowd from Cut Bank on Saturday
evening, the occasion being the
dance given in the new implement
hall. All that attended report a most
enjoyable time, and are loud in their
praises of the people of Ethridge.
Mr. and Mrs. Jas. A. Perrine vis
ited in Kalispell several days of the
Get a lot in the heart of Miller
ville today. See C. N. Thomas.
A large delegation of Cut Bank
people spent Sunday at Glacier
Park and spent a delighiful day at
the new hotel and its scenic sur
Your money will be working while
you are resting if yeu buv a lot in
Jacobson's Addition while prices
are so reasonable. B. R. McNamer
The large barn at Martin Tetrud's
claim near Hay Lake was the scene
of a very merry party on Saturday
night of last week. A great many
from town went out iu autoes and
rigs to attend the dance. Martin
acquited himself as a host in enviable
style and ably assisted by the Bergen
girls who served the supper.
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Brindley of
Big Spring, Texas arrived iu the ci
ty the first of the week, to take up
residence on their claim in the Hay
Lake country. Mrs. Brindley will
be remembered by the people of Cut
Bank as Miss Regan having spent
the summer here last year with her
brother, Ed Regan.
Miss Emma Croft returned on Sat
urday evening from her extended
southern trip, and will resume her
duties at the Halvorson store.
J. C. Benish attended the K. C.
initiation ceremonies and banqnet
at Great Falls Sunday, returning
Tuesday evening.
L. W. Robnett was a busines vis
itor at Great Falls the first days of
the week.
Will Benish is back on his home
stead in the heart of Headlight. Mr.
Benish recently finished a term of
school at Dickenson, N. D.
Meet me tonight at Bob's
Smoke House.
Bowery dance afternoon and ev
ening, Brown's Hall. July 4th.
Mr. and Mrs. James Ritchie are
at present visiting at Park River,
N. D.
Manager Tidquist reports that
business at the laundry is increasing
rapidly and everyone is satisfied
with the quality of the work.
Alert Farmers Organization to be Host to the Public
on Independence Day. Well Balanced
Literary and Amusement
Program Prepared
The local Grange is going
to demonstrate to the people
of this community that it
can play and help others to
play as well as it can master
the serious problems that it
is called upon to solve.
The Grange is going to
manage the Fourth of July
celebration in Cut Bank and
in this move it has the coop
eration of all local citizens.
Preliminary arrangements to
take charge of the celebra
tion were made last Saturday
and further plans were per
fected yesterday.
The celebration will not
be on the old-time frenzied
order, neither, will there be
any restrictions upon mirth,
and the folks from all the
countryside are bidden to join
in and give vent to their im
pulses of patriotism and free
rein to their instincts for
Committee on Dinner Arrangements: Mrs. Callison, A. L. Michaels
H. A. Maltby.
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Committee on Literary Program, Sports and Fireworks: D. S. Clark
T. E. Lewis, Chas. Ferres.
Citizens' Committee to Confer with Grange: Martin Jacobson, Dr.
Hulbush, J. J. Miller.
Basket Dinner: Mesdemes Gould, Gray, P. B. Anderson. Table
Arrangements: Mrs. Ransom, Mrs. Maltby, Mrs. Davis, Mrs. O'Brien,
Mrs. Jacobson, Miss Elgia Barrington.
Judges of Bucking Contest: W. O'Brien, Jack Whittecar. Austin
The Mysterious Man will be one of the novel and attractive features
of the day's program. John Hall is offering a reward of 85.00 to the
person who finds him between 3 and 4 o'clock on the Fourth. He'll tell
you all about it.
The Cut Bank Power Laundry is
running on full time this week and
under more favorable circumstances
than at any time in the past. Mr.
Tidquist, the new manager, seems
to possess a thorough grasp of his
new undertaking and is turning out
a high quality of work. Tidquist
has been connected with laundries
at Great Falls and elsewhere for the
past ten years and bears the very
best credentials. To a Pioneer Press
reporter who visited the laundry on j
Tuesday he declared that the equip- i
ment in the Ferres laundry was all j
that could be desired and capable of j
caring for the business of a town I
many times larger than this. Ev- j
erything is workirg as smoothly as
a sewing machine and Mr. Ferres I
feels that he has at last secured a
competent and conscientious man
ager. He states that the old list
prices will prevail and iuvites all
old customers and those who have
not yet given the lauudry a trial to
do so now.
Watch Millersville
Keep your Mind on Millersville!
Didn't we tell you it would booh
commence to bloom like a cactus
flower upon the map of northern
Teton. A couple of dozen business
lots have been sold, an elevator Bite
has been selected and soon there
will be a number cf business places
established in the newest town in
this region—and one of the most
promising. Jim Miller, owner of
the town, is selling lots almost daily
and Chas. N. Thomas, local agent'
has said several. Prices range from
^'20 to $60 and terms are easy.
pleasure. Following is the
amusement program:
11:30 a. m. Automobile float parade
from the school house.
12:30 p. m. Basket dinner in the
school Gym.
Address, II. A. Maltby
i Declamation, Mrs. T. J. Larson
Selection, John Graham
Reading, G. A. Bell
yocal selection. Misses Nora IIul
bush and Ada Maltby
2:30 p. m. Street sports:
60 yard dash, boys under 12 years;
$2 first and $1 second.
60 yard dash, girls under 12 years;
12 first, 81 second.
60 yard dash, ladies, $2 first, $1 foi
100 yard dash for men; $5 first and
$2.50 for second
Potato race, men; 85 first, 82.50 sec
Tug of War, married men against
bachelors; box of cigars. Cap
tain married men, O. I. Grina,
bachelors, B. R. McNamer.
8:30 bucking contest, 810 to winner
4:00 p. m. baseball game, Grangers
vs. Commercial Club; box of
cigars. Captain Grangers, Rig
ney. Commercial Club, M. H.
A Life Subscrip
tion to the Pion
eer Press will be
given to the ball
player that makes
first home run in
game between
Grangers and
Commercial Club
on July Fourth.
In Federal Court
Federal court is now in session at
Helena, Judge Bouruquiu presiding.
Fifteen indictments were returned
last Saturday, most of them being
white slave cases.
William Tail Feathers was indict
ed on a charge of stealing a steer on
the Blackfeet reservation April 16
last. belonging to Eli Guardapee. j
Peter Little Plume was indicted
on a charge of stealing a mare and
horse valued at *300, ou the Black
feet reservation Feb. 19 last. The
animals belonged to David I'am
I« two counts W. F. McGillis is
charged with introducing liquor on
the Blackfeet reservation April 18
Bryan's Sharp Retort
Great Falls Tribune
The Sioux City Tribune says that
when Mr. Bryan was on his way
to the Pacific coast recently, some
of his Nebraska friends, democrats
of the opposite, boarded the train as
it moved across the state and meet
ing Mr. Bryan, undertook to joke
him over the grape juice incident.
Got a bottle o' that grape juice
in y'r gripe?' one of them asked.
'No,' said Mr. Bryan, 'I don't par
ticularly care for it, and only use it
on occasions as a substitute for some
thing worse. I have never kept o r
served strong drink at my home
where my children were being rais
ed, and my wife is entitled to a good
share of the credit for it. We start
ed out on that plan when we were
married, and have kept it up thru
all these years, and now, with her
hair white with the passing of time
and with grandchildren looking to
us for example, I am not going to
tell them that my present business
requires their grandma to tend bar.
Just as I might have expect
ed.' said the Nebraska joker, as he
and his friends left the Pullman .
' You never call that man with a
taunt that he does't come back in a
retort that puts him ahead o' the
Mr. Bryan got a great deal of not
oriety over that grapp juice incident.
He was as much surprised as any
one over the publicity given to i t.
But it is not publicity that Mr.
Bryan needs to regret. The public
ought to know by this time that Mr.
Bryan is not the kind of man that
can be expected to bend his princi
ples to precedent or custom. A good
many persons may not agree with
him as to his religious and moral
ideas, but these generally admire the
consistent way in which he clings to
them. If Mr. Bryan beleiv-»« thai i t.
is wrong for him to serve intoxica
ting liquors at his table, and he be
leives that, we could confidently pre
dicted in advance that no possible
precedent of the past would shake
him in jhis determination to refrain
from that thing. It was this inflex
ible purpose to stand four square
with every principle that his con
science approved regardless of the
forces arrayed against him that brot
to him the power and infl ueuce that
he wielded and still wields with the
rank and file of the deinocatic party.
The grape juice incident is of trif
ling moment, except as it illustrates
again a phase of Bryan's charac
ter that accounts for his success in
holding the confidence of the people.
Of course the prohibitionists are
pleased with his action, but millions
of citizens who are not prohibition
ists, and have no moral objections
to serving wine or drinking wine,
admire him for the trait of charac
ter that dictated his action iu this
Hope a Director
David L. Hope, one of the solid
and substantial farmers of the Cut
Bank community, has been made a
director of the Farmers' State Bank
and that institution feels that iu the
new director it has a strong asset.
Mr. Hope is the pioneer farmer of
Headlight Valley, having come here
from Bonners Fer^y, Idaho, in 1902.
He first embarked in the stock busi
ness ami iu 1907 began gram farm
ing in a small way. In 1909 he
was selected by the Great Northern
to conduct their experimental farm
and has operated it with signal suc
cess. He is today one of the lead
iug dairy and stock farmers iu this
section. Mr. Hope has always maui
tested keen interest iu the develop
j ment of the community and in lus
new position may be depended on
to lend his influence toward the ad
vancemeot of this big and progress
ive section of the state.
Dance AU Afternoon
is Dance all afternoon and ev
^ ^ ß rown ' s Hall on
ljuly F° urtb -
Valuable Data
On Blackfeet
Immediately after receiving in
formation concerning the segrega
tion of the Blackfeet reservation
lands and attaching same to the
Kalispell land district, the secretary
of the chamber of Commerce ad
dressed letters to a number of pub
lic officials for information concern
ing the reservation, covering data
as to the area, classification, valua
tion, etc., of said reservation. In
a letter received under date of June
6th, from Congressman Tom Stout,
the following important data, rela
tive to the reservation, was receiv
Area of the Blackfeet reservation,
881,288.17 acres alloted.
46,502.06 acres reserved.
44 acres agency land under irri
122,500 acres, approximately, to
be irrigated.
124,341.61 acres first class land.
Appraised value per acre, 10.00
151,553.46 acres second class land.
Appraised value per acre, 6.00
300,136.96 grazing land, third
Appraised value 2.50
44,240.06 acres timber land,
Number of Indians, 2,613
îsames of tribes: Blackfeet, Blood
and Piegan.
Number of allottees, 2,623.
Minneapolis Journal, Republican
President Wllson's innovation o f
going to the Capitol when he wants
to see Senators and Representatives
appears to be working out well. As
a time-saver it justifies itself. In
stead of sending for twenty or thirty
Congressmen to come to the. WHfe
House by twos and threes, he simply
goes to the President's room in the
Capitol and sees them all at once.
If there is any loss of dignity on the
part of the Executive, it has not
shown itself. President Wilson ap
pears to have a quiet and effective
way of preserving his dignity while
doing the most democratic things.
The dignity it appears is in the man
himself. This is one thing that makes
for the success of the Wilson experi
W ilkin8-Sullivan
The marrige of William Wilkins
and Miss Marguerte Sullivan occur
ed at Great Falls on June 20th, and
the young couple are now residing
on the groom's ranch south of Baltic.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilkins are well known
and well thought of in Cut Bank and
their friends in town and communi
ty are hoping that their wedded life
may be replete with happiness and
materai prosperity. The groom has
not appeared iu this city since the
happy event and when he does his
pals here are apt to "frame up" a
little demonstration in h is honor.
Every plau of financing the op
erations of the farmer has been
worked out through his consent. It
is said that the farmers of the state
of Iowa own 80 per cent of the bank
stock and a large proportion of the
deposits iu all Iowa banks.
We are pleased to announce that
David L. Hope, the pioneer farmer
of northern Teton county, has re
cently become a stockholder in the
Farmers State Bank and that he has
also qualified as a member of the
Board of Directors. Mr. Hope was
chosen for this office because of his
qualifications. That his business af
fairs are conducted with intelligence
and ability is seen in the undoubted
marks of prosperity on his farm
north of Cut Bank.
The Bank, iu a sense, is your cos
todiau. The character of the offi
cers and the policy of conducting
the bank are matters of first im
portance to depositors. Farmers
State Bank will be known as con
servative, progressive and respon
sible. All we ask is an opportunity
to serve yon, that we may prove the
quality of our Banking Service.
F armers State Bank
Jolin S. TucV«r. Pr. Mctant
F. H. Word«. Catlua

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