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VOL. VI. NO. 7
Two Dollars Per Year
Reported Out Of
Lands Committee
Sen. Myers Reports Out
Bill for Opening
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
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

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is land than the Pyramids of Egypt. The SAFEST
BONDS are issued upon land. LASTERN MONEY
will put its trust in LAND.
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.
«. 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.
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.—
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
F. H. WORDEN, Cashier
Attendance Large
on Opening Day
Trustees to Secure Teach
er for 5th and 6th
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
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.

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