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: Oil Field Notes :
Another trouble caused by the cav ing kootenai has delayed completion of the Northfield-Reliance well section 20-26-4 east of Genou. on • Hobson, Aug. 15.—The test at the Buffalo Dome Oil company's well near Buffalo is to be completed. Driller Ul rich has just returned to the field and will drill on through the sands found in the lower quadrant formation. A flow of gas so strong as to be uncontrollable has been struck at the Cabbage well on the Bowdoin struc ture, near Saco, Montana, was encountered at a depth of 480 feet, and has continued to flow with out reduction in volume since first struck. Livingston, Aug. 15.—Drilling for oil in Potter's basin in the Shield's valley will start within The gas according to an announcement made by Chicago residents, who have pur chased the holdings of the Liberty Oil & Gas company. The Chicago idents propose to pull the casing at the old Liberty well and start drilling operations anew. returned was fault where this sand had parted, only three feet of a sandy formation being res Lewistown, August 18. — H. H. vice-president of the Schwartz Jr. Hover-Schwartz company Thursday from Cat Creek where he spent several days looking after the deepening of the Companys well to the second sand. The experience unusual and very interesting, he said, as the drill, instead of getting to the real second sand, passed through a 3,000 ACRES FREE For the drilling of a well, on structure, close to railroad, plenty of water. contracted for. Fine location <?> Several wells almost adjoining, Quick action necessary. Wire at our expense. PILLING INVESTMENT COMPANY Shelby, Montana THE MONTANA CAFE Oil Men Know Us From Winnett Ask Any of Them FRANK BROWN, Prop. u 99 KEVIN We Are Pleased To Announce That our stock in all lines is being rapidly filled up with daily shipments now arriving and in a short time we hope to be able to supply your every need or want in jj GENERAL MERCHANDISE OF ALL KINDS AND HARDWARE OUR GROCERY STOCK is now complete and our trade is such that daily shipments will keep it fresh. IN THE DRYGOODS LINE we have received much new goods and this stock will be augment ed by expected shipments until a very complete staple stock is carried. IN SHELF AND BUILDING HARDWARE we can supply most requirements, making a special ty of those things that are used in building and in furnishing the camp, house or kitchen. WE SOLICIT YOUR TRADE : ; White Cash Store KEVIN, MONTANA THE KEVIN MEAT MARKET FRESH and SALT MEATS We will buy all livestock and poultry that farmers have to sell. Don't be bashful, bring them in. REAGEN & THOMPSON KEVIN, MONT. encountered. However, as soon as the drill reached this, a thin streak of oil began rising and came up 200 feet in the hole. The result of the test proves three locations on the "up-side" of the fault and a well to tap the sand there was spudded in Thursday. up POLITICAL ANNOUNCEMENTS For Sheriff I hereby announce myself as a can didate for re-nomination to the office of sheriff of Toole county, Montana, subject to the will of the Republican voters at the August primary nomi nating election. J. "SHELT" ALSUP. Candidate for Congress J. M. Burlingame has been a resi Great Falls for 32 years; has always been active in the business and political life of the state. He was the first register of the Great Falls land office, and it was during his term that the big rush of settlers occurred. For the last twelve years Mr. Burlingame has represent ed Cascade county in the state senate, having been chosen for that office three times with increasing majori ties. During the past few sessions of the legislature he has been chairman of the senate judiciary committee, conceded to be by far the most im portant committee of that body. Mr. Burlingame is a candidate for congress on the Republican ticket at the primaries August 29. He knows Montana and her needs; is for Mon Courier's Rapid Growth Necessitates Move; With its Own Plant Soon Will Cover the Whole Field From Shelby Readers of The Courier who have watched the paper's rapid growth from a little sheet to its present status as the recognized oil fields journal of this immense new field will not be surprised to learn that its pub lisher has new plans for the publica tion which he hopes will still further enlarge its usefulness and enable it to more fully seive its ever-increasing client with a newspaper that the Toole county field on its merits warrants. As the first newspaperman here, within less than two weeks after Gor don Campbell drilled into oil at his per and do the job work of the town relieved The Courier of an immediate | decision and also afforded us the op- j discovery well, the editor of the Courier believed the field had a great future and accordingly made arrange ments to establish a first class news paper at the field. But developments were so rapid, in spite of the snow, rain and mud of April, and the reve lations of the possible extent of the field so astonishing, that the first issue of the paper could not wait up on the shipment and establishment of a plant. Therefore, the Courier ap peared, the first newspaper to be pub lished at the new oil city, and gave Kevin and the field much publicity at an early date. The success of the Courier was immediate and so pro nounced that it became just a matter of how large a plant was needed to properly handle the publication, with future progress in contemplation. For tunately the establishment of a plant here by others to publish a local pa tana and all Montana, and if elected will prove a valuable member of the House of Representatives, and one who can be depended upon at all times to work for Montana and her best interests. For Sheriff I hereby announce myself as a can didate for the office of sheriff of Toole county, subject to the will of the Democratic voters at the Primary nominating election. If nominated and elected I will use my best efforts for the best interests of Toole county, and State of Montana H. E. BENJAMIN. For County Assessor I hereby announce myself as a can didate for the office of County As sessor, at the coming Primary elec tion, subject to the vote of the Re publican party. If elected I promise to continue to discharge the duties of the office as conscientiously and eco nomically as I have in the past.— WARREN T. EVANS. For State Representative I hereby announce myself as a can d : date for State representative of Toole county, on the Democratic ticket subject to the will of the electors at the primary nominating election. D. M. BRILHART. For Co. Supt. of Schools I hereby announce myself a candi date for the Democratic nomination to theo ffice of county superintendent of schools, subject to your wish at the primary election. —Jeanette Walls, Sunburst, Mont. For County Commissioner I hereby announce myself as a cai didate for the office of county com missioner of Toole county, for the six year term, subject to the will of the Republican voters at the August pri mary nominating election. JOHN C. KIEHLBAUCH. For Clerk and Recorder I hereby announce myself as a can didate for the office of County Clerk and Recorder, at the coming Primary election, subject to the vote of the Republican party. If elected I promise to continue to discharge the duties of the office as conscientiously and eco nomically as I have in the past. J. H. MACFARLANE. Candidate for Supreme Court With 31 years of active practice both in the courts and as a jurist of Montana, Judge Lew L. Callaway, candidate for nomination as chief jus tice of the supreme court in the Re publican primaries August 29, is rounding out his 51st year of resi dence in Montana, coming here with his parents at two years of age. Graduating in law from the Uni versity of Michigan in 1891, he began the practice of law in White Sulphur Springs. Returning later to his boy portunity of building up The Courier as the representative oil fields paper without putting a second plant in the town at a time when the com mercial printing demands of local business places were not sufficient to give patronage to two plants. From the first The Courier filled a need far beyond that of a merely local newspaper and now that the field, starting with one well near Ke vin, extending to what is known as the Sunburst sector and now far south of that and to the north, almost the whole of Toole county becomes within news probable limits of the oil producing area, The Courier desires to grow with this continued extension and to give full publicity and a news service to all parts of the field. With that intention in mind, and not wishing to encroach upon what local business is so generously given The Review, the publisher has made arrangements to issue The Courier after this week from an office at Shelby, the county seat of Toole county, where, it will have better op portunity to serve and where it hopes to establish a plant that will meet all needs of the constantly increasing cir culation of the paper as well as to take care of the extra printing de mands created by the new progress of Toole county and its wonderful oil field. With this end in view, an up to date printing plant consisting of two presses, large paper cutter, equip ment for bindery with a varied and adequate assortment of modem type faces and all necessary equipment hood home in Madison county, here ho served as county attorney from 1895 to 1899 and served as mayor of Vir ginia City for three terms. He was su preme court commissioner from 1903 t. 1905 when he was elected district judge serving from 1905 to 1913 in the 5th judicial district when he resigned to practice law in Great Falls, wide friendship throughout Montana, especially among the older residents brought him many honors and his standing with the newcomers was es tablished by liberal application of the state land laws when head of the state conservation commission. Lew L. Cal laway Was president of the Montana Bar association in 1918, is a member of the general council American Bar association and has been a member of the state board of law examiners since its creation. Since 1914 he has been a resident of Great Falls. He is married and has five children. His For County Commissioner I hereby announce myself as a can didate on the Republican ticket for the office of county commissioner of Toole county for the four-year term, subject to the will of the electors at the primary nominating election. P. J. NICHOLS. TWIN CITY MEN TO VISIT KEVIN St. Paul and Minneapolis Business Boosters to Inspect Oil Field While Touring West and Making Visit to Glaciur National Park; Bill O'Haire Promoting Excursion. Great Falls (Leader) August 20.— Three hundred twin city business men from St. Paul and Minneapolis will visit Sunburst and the adjacent oil fields August 28, where special feat ures will be provided for the junket party which will come west from Minnesota, starting next Thursday, August 24. This is the announcement of W. J. O'Haire of Sunburst, who promoted the excursion. and August 26 and 27, will be spent in Glaciey National park and the eastern party will then go to Sunburst Mon day, August 28, when a big program, including a wild west roundup, will be put on. An auction sale of the Sunburst ad dition at Sunburst will also take place on this date. Efforts will be made locally to run at least a' special car from Great Falls to Sunburst where local men may mingle with the twin city tour makers. Arthur Baalim, Lethbridge oil man, who was at Sunburst yesterday, states an effort will be made to extend the proposed trips through the oil fields to the Canadian side where 11 rigs are either operating or ready to drill. Notice had been received at the local Great Northern office from Sun burst that the special train would* 1 arrive here August 28. have been purchased, to which will be added one of the latest models of typesetting machines and the latest and fastest mail addressing devise known. The policy of The Courier will be changed in no way, the idea of its publisher being only to better the paper continually and as fast as its circulation and business warrants. The name will only be changed sufficient ly to give a title that will not be in consistent with the enlarged field of its activities. We cannot conclude with this an nouncement of The Courier's plans up on changing the location of our publi cation without paying our respects to Mr. Bruce Thompson, publisher of The Kevin Review. Although compet ing, in a measure, The Courier has always found Mr. Thompson upright in a business way, couretous and ob liging and while he has labored under many difficulties he has never shown discouragement and has gotten out a creditable newspaper and one which deserves the liberal patronage of Ke vin's business institutions, and we ask that The Courier's many supporters and friends here continue and increase the business they can profitably give a local newspaper which means so much to a community, we feel sure, as The Review will to Kevin. We need not bid goodbye to Kevin people as The Courier expects to con tinue to keep in touch with all activ ities here and to continue the publi cation of news of the Kevin section of the field as well as all others in Toole county. News of Shelby Dr. M. D. Ridle has filed his peti tion on the Democratic ticket for state representative. Shelby, Aug. 18.—John Bett, Harry Benjamin and sons left Wednesday on a fishing trip. Pete Nichols of Sw r eet Grass has filed his petition for nomination for the office of county commissioner on the Republican ticket for the six year term. Ed Christian of Gold Butte has filed his petition for nomination for the office of county commission on the Republican ticket for the six-year term. The county attorney has received a check from Willis Nichols of Sweet Grass, former county commissioner of this county, for $608.40 due Toole county. The following marriage licenses were issued the past week by Clerk of Court M. P. Lyon: John V. Kassier, 35, 24, Sunburst. Clyde Kenneth Halton, 27 and Helen Benes, 20, both of Seattle. The present board of county com missioners have authorized County Attorney W. W. Thorne to employ additional assistance in handling crim inal and civil cases which have arisen out of seed grain and other matters. The following civil actions were filed the past week with Clerk of Court M. P. Lyon: Bankers Holding and Investment Co. vs Ruth M. Hoff man, foreclosure. County of Toole vs John S. McClory, et al. suit for money due. Fetters & Co., vs Fred Holtz, foreclosure. Myrtle E. Lucas vs Gor don S. Lucas, divorce on ground of failure to provide. Plaintiff and de fendant were married at Havre, Octo ber 30, 1918. Plaintiff asks that her maiden name of Myrtle E. Robinson be granted to her. L. V. Beaulieu of Havre, is attorney for plaintiff. F. E. Van Demark vs Central Montana Ranches Co. H. L. Richmond vs Ed ward H. DeWald, foreclosure. Sunburst State Bank Established 1917 CAPITAL $20,000.00 Complete Equipment For Every Branch of Banking >• »; KEVIN CONSTRUCTION CO. Estimates furnished on brick, tile and frame buildings and all kinds of jobbing Office Main Str., Door south of P.O. Toole County Abstract Company Official Abstractors for Toole County SHELBY, MONTANA LET THE Red Ball Transfer do your Draying and Light Hauling TAYLOR & BAKKEN Kevin, Montana GLACIER COUNTY Abstract Company Cut Bank Mont. ARTHUR E. EDDY Consulting Geologist RAINBOW HOTEL GREAT FALLS, MONT. Ask for Houdek's Superior BREAD Home Product—Made at Shelby For Sale in Kevin by White Cash Store and Kevin Mercantile Company WHERE ALL OIL MEN GATHER New Thompson Hotel All Modern — Up-To-Date SWEET GRASS, MONT. W. M. BLACK Attorney-at-Law Oil and Gas Litigation a Specialty Practice in State and Federal Courts Shelby, Montana I. R. STRANGE DRAY LINE Prepared to do light or heavy draying, ..or contract hauling—let me figure., with you KEVIN MONT. For Shingling and Lathing see G. W. YEAGER Prices on Application by addressing BOX 12, KEVIN, MONTANA E. B. SCHWABEN DENTIST Two Doors East Thompson Hotel Sweet Grass, Montana When in Shelby Stop at THE RAINBOW One-Half B'ock from Depot Bath in Connection Mrs. T. W. Costello, Prop OIL MAPS Maps of Oil Fields of Northern Montana, Ownership Maps Drafting Write for List and Description R. V. BUCKNER, Civil Engineer Shelby, Montana When in the County Seat Hotel Harrington Shelby, Mont. Opposite Depot The Kevin Garage AUTO REPAIRING A SPECIALTY Diamond Tires, Auto Accessories Gas and Oil for Sale I RAY SORRELL, PROPRIETOR Kevin, Montana MILES D. RIDLE Physician and Surgeon Shelby, Mont. Subscribe for the Courier. $2.50.