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Volume 9 —No. 15
Ten Pages
farmers Should
Patronize Creamery
Keep the Money at Home Should be
Slogan of Local People Who
Are Cream Producers.
(!■„,( ; a te » 'ity Creamery, located
, lh (he Sta^e Road at the other end
,,! the bridge, was organized by Carl
Ala.iei and Tony Wetch, under a
,, ir tner ship agreement, in July 1912.
At the time, both partners had
homesteads and the out put was only
aheiit 200 lbs. of butter a week.
I his has been gradually increased
miiii now they are able to churn
from 800 to 1000 lbs. per week, and
t l,is latter figure would be maintain
ed it it were possible for them to
eel ail the cream they need.
They are selling their buttermilk
in town and it is giving perfect sat
isfaction wherever it is used; they
hope to greatly increase that branch
of the business.
They are also making Ice Cream
and have a capacity of 100 gallons
or more per day. There is no need
for anyone to worry about the heat
with that much ice cream in sight.
What is needed now, more than
anything else, is a few hundred more
Ray Lowe in Hospital With Two
Bullet Wounds —"Goo" Roberts
Charged with Shooting
A? a result of a quarrel started at
a roundup, fifty-five miles north of
this city, in Dawson county, Ray
howc lays in the hospital here, shot
through and through in two places
with a Colt 44, and "Goo" Roberts
is lodged in the county jail charged
with the shooting.
The shooting took place at the
mouth of "Sleepy Hollow" on You
all creek on the north side, and was
the result of an altercation between
I ho principals over the disposition of
some horses belonging to. Roberts,
that were in the roundup. The trou
ble had sorted a few days before,
when Lowe told Roberts that he was
not wanted with the roundup outfit,
which was a "pool" made up of men
from different ranches in that vicin
ity and was aggravated by the opin
ion held by some that Roberts had
robbed the home of Lowe a short
time before. At the time of the
first altercation it is said that Lowe
threw an iron pin at Roberts and
drove him away from the outfit and
that both indulged in language of a
high inflammatory character. Rob
ot ts departed, vowing he would re
turn, and on bis coming back
•'Fought his wife and additional ar
tillery in the shape of a Winchester
•>8-40 "army gun," his wife being
''Fined with a 38 S. & W. revolver.
I he couple pitched camp within a
few yards of the outfit of which
Lowe was boss, and Roberts an
nounced t liât he was there to main
tain his rights.
In a conversation had with U. S.
^ Herinarian Boyd who was with the
°uttit making blood tests of the
horses, Roberts said that he was able
tn take care of himself and patted
•he Winchester as if to emphasize
his claim.
( hi Thursday, as Lowe and young
Ihil' Lockey were returning with
a hunch of horses to the main herd,
they were met by Roberts who rode
among the horses scattering them
while* looking for some of his that
were in the hunch. Lowe told Rob
erts to leave the horses alone, and
alter a few words both of the men
drew their guns, but put them away
a kain, but after a few more words
Roberts is said to have drawn his
gallons of cream each day, and they
have the machinery waiting and
ready to turn it all into the finest
butter you ever tasted.
At the present time, most of their
cream is being shipped in from
North Dakota, and it is a crying
shame that Glendive money has to
be sent out of the state instead of
going to our own farmers to the im
mediate benefit of our entire com
The money that goes out of Mont
ana for any purpose whatsoever,
never finds its way back, but if all
farmers would raise more and better
milch cows, and send their cream to
the creamery, they would be making
the money instead of the North
Dakota people, and this would nat
urally result in greater individual as
well as general prosperity.
Charles Krug is also interested in
the creamery and is using his every
effort to secure from our farmers a
greater quantity of cream daily.
gun and shot Lowe twice, the first
ball entering the left breast and
coming out at the right breast, mis
sing the lung wall, and the other
striking him behind the left shouldei
coming out in front in an upward
direction and just grazed his cheek.
Lowe rode but a short distance and
he fell from his horse.
After the shooting Roberts rode
out on a neighboring flat where he
was joined by his wife, and threaten
ed to shoot the first member of the
roundup party that came near him,
and he having a heavy Winchester
against their 44's no one cared to
take the risk of a close approach.
Roberts finally offered to surrend
er his arms to Dr. Boyd if he would
take him to Miles City and turn him
over to the authorities. Boyd went
to him and secured the weapons
from both Roberts and his wife, and
Roberts was placed in Hi Gilmore s
auto that had been brought to con
vey Lowe to this city, and firmly
tied, and the party consisting of Dr
Boyd, Ralph Gilmore, Dr. McIntyre
and E. W. (Smoky) Nichols, brought
the wounded man and prisoner to
Lowe's condition this evening is
considered favorable by the doctors
in attendance. Both bullets went on
through and as he has had no inter
nal bleeding, it is thought that the
wounds will do well unless some
unknown complication sets in.
Roberts was taken to Glendive this
afternoon on No. 154, the "stub,"
by Deputy Sheriff Middleton, where
he will be turned over to the Dawson
county authorities for trial, as the
offense he is charged with, was com
mitted in that county.—Miles City
First Lutheran Church
Is Dedicated
The First Lutheran church was
filled yesterday morning for the spe
cial dedicatory services for the new
building. The morning services were
in the Scandinavian tongue, the ad
dress being made by Rev. Hendrick
son of Minnesota, president of the
synod, assisted in the services by the
local pastor. Rev. O. L. Grefthen,
Rev. Engebretson of North Dakota,
and Revs. Thorpe and Oftdahl of
Minnesota. Music of a special char
acter was rendered by the choir and
solo numbers were sung by Miss A.
Kiis and Rev. Oftdahl.
In the evening the church was fill
ed to overflowing, the services being
held in English. There was special
music by the choir and the address
of the evening 1 was delivered by Rev.
Thorpe of Minneapolis.
The church was abundantly gar
landed for the occasion; every nook
and corner being filled with beauti
ful flowers and greenery which
brought out the tasty decorations of
the interior to the best of advantage,
—Miles City Journal.
Life On The Claim
Circle, Mont., May 24.
Editor Monitor:
Your letter of a few days ago came
duly to hand and an answer to same
has been deferred to this late date
owing to the fact that we have been
almost snowed under with the spring
work. Hope that you will pardon the
long delay.
In requesting us to write a series
of articles for your paper on "How It
Feels to be a Homesteader, " you have
set us a somewhat difficult task, as
our powers as correspondents are
somewhat limited and we have not
played the roles of homesteader!» for
any great length of time. However,
we will try to give a treatise on
homesteading in our own feeble way.
We could tell in a very few words
how it actually feels to be a home
steader, but to make this series of ar
ticles contain a small degree of inte
rest, *it will be necessary for us to re
late some of our own experiences and
to describe conditions as we have found
them since starting in the homestead
ing game.
Homesteading in all its phases is a
much more serious problem than the
average beginner realizes. It has its
ups and downs, its advantages and
disadvantages, as well as any other
pursuit. The days of homesteading
"De Luxe," as it were, are over. It
is no longer a question of sleeping one
night a month in your shack with a
coffee pot and frying pan, a few tin
cans and à blanket or two, scattered
promisciously about the place, as it
was in the time of our fathers or ëvért
later, before people came to a reali
zation of the fact that this country
could grow something besides sage
brush and jack rabbits, but the per
son taking up a homestead nowadays
must live closely within the law,
which demands that you spend the re
quired time continuously on your claim
and make it your actual residence.
This of course, while it is better for
the homesteader in the long run,
necessitates the spending of consider
able more time and money than would
otherwise be the case.
For the benefit of those who think
that th^re is no work on a homestead,
that it is simply a case of getting a
grubstake and sitting on a soap box,
What Ofie Youth
a Feat
Has Accomplished
Bloomfield Performs
Seems Little Short
inits Nature.
Many of the adult agriculturists of
the county have not done as well aa
one small boy, the report of whose
activities has just recently come from
the Bloomfield country. Jonas Kal
berg is the youngster?»'name, and
that agriculture is not the only .thing
that he is proficient in is shewn by
the fact that he was on« Of the grad
uates in this year's wjghth'grade class
I of the county. Jontir is only 18 years
of age, but he certainly ha® "some
head,*, in more waystfcan one.
This is what hé has done in the way
of crop seeding durinf tb#* time that
he has Been attending* school : 40 «cres
waiting for the days and weeks to pass
by, when they can again get back to
the bright lights, we wish to state
right here and now, that if they are
contemplating taking up a homestead
with that idea in view, they had bet
ter give up the idea, and strike for a
job on the section, because they know
what they are running up against
there. We have never yet seen a
homesteader who didn't have just a
little more work than he was able to
do. We do not say this with any
thought of discouraging any prospec
tive homesteader; far be it from such.
Montana needs them and judging from
the way they are flocking into this
portion of the county, they need Mon
tana too, and on (he other hand we do
not wish to infer that it is all work
and no play.
Under the new homestead law a
man must do a certain amount of far
ming whether he will or no, and if he
is ambitious and wishes to build up
his homestead he will And that the
days are too short for him, even in the
summertime. We have seen home
steaders who have built their places
up from the bare rolling psairie with
but little more expenditure than their
neighbors, who are content to do just
what the law requires and no more;
this of course rests with the individ
ual himself. It isn't a question of
having a strong back and a weak
mind. It is simply a question of hav
ing a little surplus ambition, and of
course a necessary amount of funds.
We do not wish to bore your rea
ders with a recital of facts that per
haps they themselves are as familiar
with as we are, so we will wind up
this preface, and in our next install
ment we will endeavor to give an ac
count of some of the more interesting
features of homesteading, together
with some of our own personal exper
Yours truly,
O'Brien & Swanson.
Court Appoints Commissioners
This week before Judge Hurley oc
curred the proceedings in condemna
tion, which were instituted by the
Montana Eastern Railway company
against Nellie E. Griffin, for the ac
quisition of land needed in the right
of-way for the new road. After hear
ing evidence on both sides, Judge Hur
ley appointed a commission, consisting
of Andrew Larson, E. B. Cheney and
Chet Murphy, to view the land in
question, and decide on the relative
merits of the contention. The gentle
men left today to perform their duties.
Attorney W. L. Clift, representing
the firm of Veazey & Veazey of Great
Falls was here during the hearings,
of wheat, 15 of oats, 40 of flax and 1
of potatoes. There may be other boys
in the county who have done just as
well, during spare time, but we havè
failed to hear of them up to date.
It is such stunts as these which con
vince us that the rising generation is
not deteriorating in the least, wbèn
compared with the boys of a few de
cades ago. The writer, having been a
long time resident on a farm during
his younger days, knows what is rep
resented in labor in the enumeration
which is given above. We wonder
how many, if any, of the other boys
of the county will do as well.
Marco Rancher
W. A. Graves, while in a Despondent
, Uses Rifle, and Fires a
Bullet into His Heart.
When W. A. Graves of Burns
Creek took his own life by shooting
early last Saturday morning, it is
presumed that he did so during a
period of temporary insanity. The
death of Mr. Graves came as a
decided shock to all who knew him,
as he was one of the most prosper
ous and respected citizens in his own
locality. From all accounts, he had
never shown signs of a weakened
mind, and this made his sudden
ending all the harder to the family.
From Mrs. 'Graves, it is learned
that the husband arose at about 5
o'clock on Saturday morning.
About 7 o'clock, one of the sons had
occasion to go to the granary, and
there found the dead body of his
father The deceased had taken a
.30-.30 rifle and placed it on a grain
sack, operating the trigger with a
stick, after he had placed the muzzle
in the interests of the railroad com
Attorney Felt Becomes A Benedict
At 5 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon
occuired the ceremony which united in
marriage, Attorney Stanley E. Felt
Mid Miss Harriet A. Kelly, the county
superintendent of schools. The cere
mony which united the young people
took place at the Catholic church par
sonage, Father Curran officiating.
Only immediate relatives of the con
tracting parties were present.
The bride was very becomingly at
tired in white voile, while the groom
wore the conventional raiment. Miss
Kelly was attended by her cousin,
Miss Candlte Murphy; while George
Felt, brother of the groom, acted as
best man.
After the ceremony, a wedding re
past was served at the home of the
bride. Yesterday, Mr. and Mrs. Felt
left for a short honeymoon trip in the
country, after which they will make
their residence in this city with the
bride's mother, Mrs. Amanda Kelly.
The many friends of these popular
young society people will be pleased
to extend their warmest congratula
tions. Mr. Felt is one of the rising
young attorneys of the city. He is a
native of Cass county, Iowa, but has
lived for several years in Glendive,
where he has built up an excellent
practice. Mrs. Felt is serving her
second term as county superintendent
of schools,, and has given universal
satisfaction to the patrons. Before
assuming office, she taught fdr seven
years in the city schools.
Direct Election Of
United States Senators
Washington, May 28.—Secretary of
State Bryan announced today that the
proclamation declaring effective the
constitutional amendment providing
for the dirëct election of United States
senators, would be issued by him on
Saturday hext, and he invited all
statesmen whö had been prominent in
the moVèiflent to attend the formal
signing of the proclamation.
CrimiaaL Characteristics
. The mental and moral shortcom
ing» t>i the criminal classes are gen
erally accepted facts. As a class
(hey are physically defective. The
British Association for the Advance
ment of Science reported on the ex
amination of 3,000 criminals and
found them to be about Z inches
against his breast. The bullet went
through his heart.
The remains were brought to
Glendive, and the funeral conducted
from the Methodist church, on Sun
day, Rev. Leland preaching an
eloquent sermon. Burial was in the
local cemetery.
Mr. Graves was 53 years of age,
and had been a resident of Dawson
county for a period of some 25 years.
He leaves a widow and six children,
the oldest a boy of 19. Of late
years, he had been heavily interested
in the horse and cattle business, and
formerly ran sheep. The home
ranch was on Burns Creek, and the
postoffice address, Marco.
The death of this well known and
respected citizen has cast a gloom
over all who knew him in the county.
He was a man of few faults and
generous in all business dealings.
shorter and 17 pounds lighter than
the average Englishman. Baer of
Berlin, reporting on the German
criminal gives much the same re
sults. Few reliable data are to be
found in American literature. Ham
ilton Wey reporting on 529 boys at
the Elmira Reformatory of an aver
age age between 20 and 21 years,
gives an average height of 65è inches
and an average weight of 133
.pounds, which is below that of col
lege boys.
An investigation of height at the
Wisconsin State Prison, shows that
the Wisconsin convict is 1.8 inches
below the average American height.
The 1,521 criminals reported on are,
at the average of 36 years and 6
months most markedly inferior to
the average American in height.
He lacks 1.4 inches of the stature of
the average freshman at our state
university, and is 2 inches shorter
than the average Harvard student.
He lacks 1.3 inches of the height of
the men and boys who enlisted in the
Civil War and is 3 inches inferior in
height to the Fellows of the Royal
Society of England and English pro
fessional men.
The murderer is well above the
average criminal in height, some
what below in weight, but leading in
chest measurement and expansion.
The thief is well above the average
in height but slightly below in
weight. Criminals through fraud,
though most often in-door workers,
outweigh all others, and have a good
chest measurement though a small
expansion, as would be expected.
The sexual criminals are older than
any of the other classes and the
shortest in stature, excepting the
habitual criminals, who lack 2.1 in.
of the height of the average Amer
ican of their age and 2.7 inches of
the height of the average Harvard
student as reported by Professor
Sargent. These facts are the re
sult of an investigation made by Dr.
Sleyster, prison shrgeon at Waupun.
Wis. A report of his observations
appears in a recent issue of The
Journal .of the American Medical
Dr*. Kromer, Eye Sight Specialists
Drs. Kromer, Eye Sight Special
ists of Helena, will be at Hotel Jor
dan, June 1-4. We carry » füll line
of optical goods. Every lens a spe
cial ground lens. We deliver our
work while in the city. Correct all
errors of refraction Use no drags
in the eye s. Come and see us. 2tl4
Plants far Sale.
. At the greenhouse. Cabbage and
cauliflower, 20 cents per dozen, two
dozen for 35 cents; tomatoes, 25
cents per dozen. Phone 88. 2tl5

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