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VOL. VI. NO. 7 CUT BANK, TETON COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 4, 1 9 1 4 Two Dollars Per Year Reported Out Of Lands Committee Sen. Myers Reports Out Bill for Opening Blackfeet What is considered by those in close touch with the situa tion as a diStindt step toward the early opening of the Black feet Indian reservation was the favorable reporting from the public lands committee of the bill introduced by Senator Walsh laSt spring, for the open ing of all that portion of the Blackfeet reservation lying between ranges 7 and 8 weSt, in other words, after the plan originated at a conference held a Browning early in the year. In reporting out the bill Senator Myers suggested that the matter be given early con sideration, tint the Indians, many of whom were in destitute circumstances, be given early; relief from the funds derivèd from the sale of the unalotted 1 lands, about 80,000 acres. As Congress is now schedul ed to adjourn about Odt. ISt, it is hardly probable that the bill will get very far during this session. However, since it is passed the Senate committee, ordinarily the most difficult place to run the gauntlet, it might have comparatively easy sailing and might pass both houses before congress adjourn ed. In that event it would be up to the President to set a d< te for the opening of the portion of the rererve provided in the bill. Treating Tanks^ The Great Northern railway Company is building a structure north of the railroad yards here near the county road that is known as the water treatment tank. This tank will have a capacity of 120,000 gallons. Thirty-three of these tanks will be erected between here and Cut Bank at all places where there are water tanks, at a cost of $200,000.00 appropriated for this purpose by the company. A new method has been dis covered whereby water can be treated in these tanks which will take out all impurities such as alkali, soda or other impurit ies, whick are detrimental and injurious generally to locomo tive boilers and flues. The ex pense of erecting these tanks and treating the water for use in the locomotives by the rail way company will be offset in th i long run by the preservation of the boilers, the prevention of leaking flues, the corroding of the interior of boilers and the frequent repairs and labor made on locomotive boilers caused by alkali in the watet ■ k&J * " h MORE LASTING is land than the Pyramids of Egypt. The SAFEST BONDS are issued upon land. LASTERN MONEY will put its trust in LAND. ITS WORTH WHILE. TWO RELINQUISHMENT for sale not far out, for half the sum that you will be able to borrow on them whem they are proved up. SEE «. Bruce R. McNamer In Hill county, in the recent primaries, interest centered around the commissionership fight, the storm center being "col" E. C. Tolley, well known to many Pioneer Press readers. Tolley has been on the Hill county board since the county was created and during the paSt year the Havre Plaindealer has published some rather damaging accusations concern ing his conducdt as commission er, particularly in the matter of purchasing road machinery for the county. Tolley had the support of the "Weldy chain" of newspapers, which is claimed to be chiefly responsible for his defeat—which was consummat ed by a two-to-one vote. 1 A school election was held laSt Saturday at Demers, the new town on J. E. Fitzpatrick's ranch. The writer who had the pleasure of being a visitor there on that day was greatly surpris ed to see such a neat little general store and poStoffice as is run at this point by A. C. Begin. Mr. Begin is an ex perienced hand in this line of work having bean employed by Crockford and Nichols of Sweet Grass, for a number of years.— Advocate. Jas. A. Perrine informs the Pioneer Press that the St. Marys phone system is now connedted with the local exchange, af fording good service between here and Browning and in termediate points. Mr. and Mrs. T. II. McGraw have assumed charge of the dining department of Cut Bank Hotel. Mr. and Mrs. McGraw capable and experienced cater ers and patrons of this popular hostelry are assured a contwfat ance of high class cafe service} Rev. and Mrs. A. C. Nesheim arrived here this week and the reverend gentleman, who is a Lutheran minister, expedts to organize a society of his faith and remain permanently, so the Pioneer Press understands, Martin VanDemark has gone to Helena, where he expedts to enter a business college. He expedts to be absent from Cut Bank for several months. Jack Peterson of Sweet Grass spent Wednesday with friends here. Presbyterian Church Beginning the first Sabbath in September, services will be conducted in this church each Sabbath at 11 o'clock A, M., and 7:30 o'clock P. M, All the people will receive a cordial welcome to these ser vices. The Sabbath School meets at ■ 10 o'clock A. M. Troops Restore Order The Butte situation seems to have improved within the paSt couple of days, or since the arrival of the state troops. "Muckie" McDonald, the leader of the outlaw element, is now in hiding and a number of his lieutenants are under arrest. A special train was made up at Cut Bank Monday evening and took the Shelby and Valier militia to Helena, where Gov. Stewart mobilized the troops and sent them to Butte. Yesterday M. A. O'Neil re ceived the intelligence from his son.^Dr. E. O'Neil, of the very serious illness of Miss Celia O' Neil, in a Kalispell hospital. Miss O'Neil was called to Glacier Park laSt week, to as siSt on the case of the late President Miller of the Burling ton, and while there caught a severe cold. Later appendicitis developed and she was taken to the Kalispell hospital, where she will be operated upon. Mr. O'Neil and Mrs. J. Scott depart ed for Kalispell laSt evening. Jack Dannens of Cut Bank, spent a few days in Sweet Grass this week looking after some business matters. Mr, Dannens was engaged in the livery business here about a year and a half ago, and during the time he lived here he made many friends.—Advocate. We are handling farm loans on a conservative basis. Come and have a talk with us if you are contemplating making a loan. First National Bank. Come and see ns if you are planning on making a loan on yotuKfarm. We can handle it First National Bank. The Frank Adams railroad show gave a very creditable entertainment la& evening. The acrobatic animal acts were very clever. From here the Adams show goes to Browning. The Oil Situation Shelby News Judging from present indica tions several different com panies will be drilling for oil in the Sweet Grass fields of Toole county within the next ninety days. Cliff S. Bollong of Butte, an oil expert, who has been studying conditions there for several weeks past, states that the Montana Canadian com pany has ordered equipment for its drilling and that at least five companies are making plans to set up rigs within the next few weeks. An impetus has been given the oil development of this diStridt by the fadt that Ira E. Segur, one of the substantial oil men of the country, has his rig in working order. Mr. Segur, it is said, has invented $100,000 of his ow r ; money here and his rig, which is set up on the famous Roscoe ranch, is the tailed on the American con tinent, being 106 feet in height and with a capacity to drill 6000 feet, which is deeper than has been found necessary to drill in any of the oil fields of the continent. Another thing that is hasten ing the oil companies to get busy with their drilling is the fadt that within the past ten days fossil-shale has been dis covered in several spots at a depth of from 15 to 20 feet. All the geelogiSts who have ex amined this diStridt have agreed that the one thing required to make the indications for oil complete was the discovery of foosil-shale, and now that it has been found the prospedts for finding oil are considered more nearly perfedt. Browning Again Beaten At Browning: last Sunday, Bob Taft and Frank VanDemark played a return game with Moore and Ham ley on the Reclamation court In a series of five sets, Browning won the first two 7-5, 6-4, the next two went to the locals 6-2 6-2, the final and deciding set both them broke even with the first eight games, making the count 4-4, Browning won the next game off of VanDemark serve, Cut Bank took the next game, Taft lost bis serve (nerve) but the locals were able to take the next game. The next two games went to Cut Bank, winning the set and match. Though Taft and \ an won ten more games than their opponents, twice they were within three points of losing the match. There with be a county tennis tournament at Conrad Labor Day. Choteaii, Brady, Conrad and Cut Bank have each entered four men. The Cut Bank delegation will be Tt. M. bteere, Frank VanDemark, Iden Rasmussen and R. L. Taft. A Choteau man has for sometime laid claim to the championship of this county, but will have to "de liever the Goods" should he be able to win the title. In the doubles Steere, Rasmussen, Taft and Van Demark will play together. Marquis Wheat Premium Twelve Flathead farmers last spring sowed one-half bushel each of Marquis Wheat as an experiment to determine what this variety would do in the Flathead Valley. Reports that have come to the Chamber of Commerce are very satisfactory. One beautiful sheaf of Maiquii wheat was brought to.t^ft^hamber Friday. A special pretniun* is offered by P. N. Ber nard, who distributed the twelve samples among the farmers last spring, of 15.00 for first and $2.50 for second on the best half bushel of Marquis wheat and three best sheaves. The exhibits will be at the Flathead Fair at Kalispell. Abstract Reports Furnished by Teton County Abstract Co. Mtge. Harry G. Putt to Libby Lumber Company, $404.44, Lot 18, Blk. 42, Richards and Hal vorson Add. Cut Bank. Due o-b 1-1-15. Warr. Deed, Horace d. Clarke to F. McCabe, $300.00 Lots 8, 9, in Blk. 4. of townsite of Glacier Park. Lien. Northern Montana Lbr. Co, Vs Geo. Leach, $24.00, Nl-2, 13, 35 5. Lien. Northern Montana Lbr. Co., VsEd Freed, $23.80, Wl-2 Wl-2, 29, 37 5, El-2 El-2, 30 37 5. Mtge., Stephen J. Rigney & Wf to H. C. Gains, $977.00, due o I b 12 mo., SW1-4, 4 35 5. Warr. Deed. Horace J. Clarke to W. T. Barnes and O. A. Tel leferro, $175.00, Lot 15, of Blk. 9, of Glacier Park Townsite. Warr. Deed, Horace J. Clarke to J. H. Sherburne, $400.00Tract 1, of Glacier Park Town. Mtge. Geo. J. Berns & Isabel la K. Berns to Libby Lumber Co, $895.54 due o-b 10-1-14, SE SE 19, S SW, Sfe 20, NW NW 29 35 5. Mtge. Alfred Kline to Libby Lumber Company, $915.80 due o-b 1-1-15, Lots 9, 10, and all buildings ox\ Lots 13,14, 15, Blk. 6, Cut Bank. Patents: U. S. to John W. Bleisener U. S. to John H. Ericksoti U. S. to Frank Ferron U S. to Alexander Johnston U. S. to Felecie Lahr U. S. to Viola E. Lathrop U._ S. to Edmund Miller U. S. to James Spear U. S. to Knute Wold U. b. to Luoie Scott License Revoked The paramount issue of the evening, Monday evening was the celebrated liquor license cases of Carl Steffens, which has been handed up from the city council to the district court and back again to the city and kicked and cuffed around until the subjedt has loSt all of its glittering generlties, and has been sifted down to personali. ties. The city was represented by A. L. Hughes and T. H. Mc Donald, and Mr. Steffens was represented by Thos. D. Long. After an able disscussion from technical, ethical, moral and general standpoints by both sides, the question of whether a license should be issued to Mr. Steffens in the face of the disorderly manner in which it it was alleged he conducted the place, was thrashed out. Mayor Schoonover, Alderman Bonner and Night Officer George Taylor were prosecuting witnesses. Mr. Steffens was asked to go on the stand in his own behalf, and while being cross-question ed mL .'e some damaging admis sions as well as some grave accusations. A vote was then taken as to whether he should be granted a license, Alderman Bonner, Collins Hall, Guten sohn and McClench voting "no," and Alderman O'Neill voting in favor of granting the license. Thus ends the celebrated liquor license case, a subjedt which has been the chief topic of conversation for several weeks, an issue which could not be eclipsed even by the European war, This leaves only four saloons and an imusrii but valid license in Whitefish.—Pilot. An annotated timetable, the first to be published by an American railroad, has just been issued by the Great North ern railway. The new time table, which embraces 160 pages of interesting matter, gives in detail the stations along the line of the road from St. Paul to the coaSt giving the popula tion, industries, distance from St. Paul and distance from Seattle to each town. The book also gives a short history of the states through which the road passes and the industries of each, together with illustrations of many scenic points of interest.—Spo kane Chronicle. The Grangers are requested to meet at the Hall, Saturday Sept. 12th, at two o'clock. Important business. Come out and help to make arrangements about feed, hay aud coal. Come prepared to pay dues if you have not done so. Do not forget the date. H. A. Malthy, Sec. MOBILIZED Now that the great material benefits that will accrue to the United States by reason of the Eur opean war are becoming so apparant would it not be a good policy to extend rather than to restrict every enterprise? As Europe mobilizes for war and destruction let us mobilize for agriculture and production. Better and more efficient farming will bring more deposits to the banks and more prosperity to every one in the community. Hatmeta 8>tate iBank JOHN S. TUCKER, Pres. F. H. WORDEN, Cashier Attendance Large on Opening Day Trustees to Secure Teach er for 5th and 6th Grades The Cut Bank school opened on Tuesday of this week, with Kyle C. Marlow as superient endent, Miss Elliot, principal, Miss Salisbury in the high school, Mrs. Bowman, 7th and 8fh grades, Miss Hebink, 3th and 4th, Miss Barrington, 1SI and 2nd. A teacher for the 5th and 6th grades will be secured by the board in a short time. In the meantime those grades will be looked after by teachers in other departments. The teaching corps has spent most of the week in organizing and perfedting details as to management of classes, etc. The teachers have entered upon their tasks with vigor and en thusiasm and Cut Bank is assur ed a successful term of school. The attendance is exceptionally large for this time of the year and it is quite probable that more pupils will enroll a little later. At the meeting of the board laSt Saturday Halvor Halvor son tendered his resignation as trustee and it was accepted by the board Game is Scarce A number t £ ltfcal sportsmen were out at peep o'day on Sept. ISt, scouring the little lakes in the land beyond the breaks of the north country. In former years these lakes were the homes of swarms of ducks, but this year the drought played havoc with them. Only one or two lakes contain water and there are several reservoirs that contain a small amount, so the hunting is pretty slim here about this season. However, a few ducks were were brought in and displayed to the green with-envy stay-at-homes. A few of the sports who have money in the bank and leisure time are talking of a trip to Lake Bowdoin, near Malta, the beSt duck preserve in the state. Chickens are said to be abund ant in the Sweet Grass hills and down on the Marias bot toms, but the season will not open until Odt. ISt.