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THE OFFICIAL PAPER OF DAWSON COUNTY Volume II — No. 9 GLENDIVE. MONTANA. THURSDAY. April 15, 1915 Eight Pages Three Stores Robbed AB in One Night Yeggmen Gain Easy Entrance in Rear of Stores Articles and Small Sum of Money Taken No Clues to Perpetrators One of the most daring series of robberies ever pulled off in this city, occurred some time after midnight Tuesday, when three business houses wer e entered from the rear and a number of articles and a small amount of money stolen. The same method of entrance was effected In all three places, proving that the robberies were executed by tiie same gang. Officer Warren Miller made the trip down the main alley from the city hall to the hotel between midnight and A. M.. and it is supposed the veggmen kept a watch on his move ments and timed their operations ac cordingly. The electrical supply store of Frank O'Malley was entered by the removal of the glass from a rear window, and a number of flash lights, iron bars and chisels stolen, although nothing was taken from the desk which contained a number of articles of value. The Glendive Meat Market was broken into in a similar manner and ll.UO taken from *he cash register, which was left unlocked. Some meat and canned goods were also missing. The thieves must have been disturbed in their operations here, for one of them slid on the sawdust covered WELL KNOWN CEMENT MAN GOES IN SPRING WATER BUSINESS James G. Brubaker, one of the firm of Brubaker Brothers of this city, has give»' up his end of the cement busi ness and is now devoting all his time to the development of what will prove a very successful business venture, the bottling and sale of spring water in the city. The water is known as Crystal Spring Water and comes from the spring in the vicinity of four-mile hill. It has been analyzed by the state chem ist and others and found to be the equal in purity and healthfulness of any of the spring water now being shipped in. The company, which is known as the Highland Spring Water Company, has already secured a large supply of bot tles and labels and Mr. Brubaker is engaged at the present time in cement ing the pool and roofing it. After this work is completed Mr. Brubaker wish es all his patrons to visit the springs and see how the water is bottled and gotten ready for the market. At the present time only one gal lon bottles are delivered but larger ones have been ordered and will be used by stores and offices on suitable metal stands with apartments for ice and waste, like the one in use at the Hotel Jordan. This industry, which the Monitor has repeatedly called editorial attention to, will no doubt develop into one of considerable profit to Mr. Brubaker as well as to the promotion of the gener al health of the people, as no matter how well the river water is filtered, there is always the repelling thought of drinking more or less sewage as well as decayed animal and vegetable mat ter. At present the water is being de livered in Mr. Brubaker's automobile, hut a regular spring water truck will be put in service as soon as the busi ness warrants. if you have not yet put in your or der, you are requested to do so at an early date, so as not to be disap pointed in your daily supply. SIDNEY WILL HAVE A GOOD BALL TEAM 1 Manager Ben Leach, of the Sidney baseball team, has arranged for a bat tery from the Pacific Coast, Jerry Des pain and R. H. LaFayette having been secured the past week; and as their reputation as .high-class baseball art ists is of the best, they will no donbt be a big asset to Sidney baseb&Hdom. These are the only outside players that wil1 be hired during the coming aea son, as the local boys are amply quali fied to handle all the other positions in a satisfactory manner; and If the ability of the two imported players is floor and left his old blue cap behind. The last place entered was the Bee Hive Gash Store of J. J. Stipek, where the thieves succeeded in getting away with a small brown felt hat, a pair of shoes, some handkerchiefs and other articles. They broke a pair of shears into a dozen small pieces in attempt ing to open a small tin box, which to their evident disgust contained merely some old papers of no value. An at tempt was made to enter the Colonial Bar, the window glass having been weakened with the glass cutter but they were evidently frightened away by some passing pedestrian. The window lights were all remov ed in exactly the same manner, by first weakening the glass with a nick ed glass cutter and then prying it out with pen knife or chisel after removing the putty from the sash. They left a small broken piece of knife blade with Mr. Stipek as a souvenir of their visit to the popular haberdashery. When seen yesterday, Chief of Police Kinney stated the men had not been captured up to that time, and it is more than likely they have "beaten it" for greener pastures, as is usually the case with this type of petty yeggmen who are seldom cap tured. 1 not over-estimated, then Sidney, the pride and metropolis of the Yellow stone Valley, will wrest the champion ship of Richland county and possibly Eastern Montana from its adversar ies, although we understand that Glen dive will this year have the strong est team in her career. Sidney busi ness men have contributed liberally toward the support of the team, and Manager Leach wishes to thank them sincerely for their assistance, as it assures Sidneÿ a team that all may feel proud of, and prove a credit to both the city and county. It is more than likely that the first game will be with Lambert in a couple of weeks, as the boys of that place are organized, and reports credit them with having a classy team. Boost for Sidney's base ball team, and give it all the encour agement you can.—Sidney Herald. CHILD'S NECK BROKEN BY FALL IN CELLAR HOLE 'THE BUNGALOW" The 5-year old adopted son of Mr. and Mrs. William Hurst of Windy Heights, dies on Tuesday from the result, of a fall into the cellar hole at the Hurst home. The baby's neck was broken by the fall and the body brought into town the same evening for burial which will take place to-day or to-morrow The baby's foster mother was alone with him at the time of the accident, of which the details are not definitely knowi at this writing. NEW GAS WELL WILL SOON BE DRILLED John Johns, the expert geologist, arrived in the city last Saturday from Miles City, for the purpose of attend ing to the matter of assembling and ordering supplies for the new gas well which will soon be drilled about 11 miles from the city. The Eastern Montana Oil Co., is the name of the concern with which Mr. Johns, Miles W. Milligan and Al. Kir cher of Miles are connected, and the well will be drilled for the purpose of spplying gas to the city as per the recent city franchise granted them. Mr. Johns stated that the necessary well drilling machinery had been or dered and would probably be put in place by the first of next week. The People** Popele»* Piece to EeL Weet Bell Street—a few Doors from Main Street Absolute cleanliness, all Good, Home Cooking, Quick and Courteous Service. Popular Prices. Originators of the "Eselcfeivé White Help" Idea. Remember the Place phone 82-R Glendive, Mont. I COUNTRY LOOKS FOR A BIG YEAR Will A. Campbell Back From New York Say* Air of Optimism is Ap parent.—There is Only One Fear.— New York Business Men are Timid Because They are Afraid the Nation May Be Embroiled In European War. Praise Wilson. "While the east is hoping the west will begin to feel better and buy more merchandise or borrow more money, the west is keeping its ear to the ground to see if the east will not pass out word that the country can go ahead and do business without any danger, and there the situation stands wait ing for someone s .o carry the word to the east from the west and some one to bring the good cheer out west that the east is willing," said Will A. Camp bell of Helena, who returned Monday from New York City and other east ern cities where he spent five weeks. "New York City, by which I-mean the really big business houses, feels fine, confident and sure that this Will be a big year. The only one fear in the heart of the New York business man is that something will happen to draw this country into war with some of the European countries or Mexico. is Up to Wilson. "In ten days I heard no other com plaint, no other fear. 'If Wilson con tinues to keep us out of trouble we will be all right,' said the vice presi dent of one of the big automobile tire companies. 'Wilson will render us the greatest service of any president since Lincoln if he will keep us out of trouble abroad," said a banker whom I met with the financial editor of a New York paper. "And this was the feeling every where—that business was all right and things were sound, confidence grow ing every day because of the policies to the Wilson administration which more than anything else had given us the reserve bank system and kept us out of trouble. Looking to West "New York looks to the west and many manufacturers are coming to Montana with their goods for the first time. I called on one of the largest manufacturers of corsets in the United States and talked the situation over with him because be used to be the owner of a newspaper and I knew he had some extra good vision. He sent for his bookkeeper when I told him business in Montana was good and was on the increase. He gave the bookkeeper the name of a Helena firm handling his lines. When the figures were returned to him he whistled in astonishment and said 'Double in 1914 what they bought in 1913 and their orders for this year double what they were in 1914 for the first three months." "You have to go out of Helena to find out what Helena is doing, but I found it out in the office of a New York corset manufacturer. One Line Overdone. "The one line which has suffered has been suits and women's readymade clothing. I asked a dozen men who should know why this was, and my 'authority is a man in the business of Lord & Taylar. He answered me in one word 'Overdone.' "Another man told me that every time a few suit salesmen got $5,000 together they started to make cloth ing and the failures in down town New York were counted by the score, sim ply because these little fellows with Little capital and no credit went into a field which is already filled to over flowing. I expected to find the auto mobile business the same way, but with all the manufacturers, assemb lers, jobbers and others interested, I did not hear an automobile manufact urer complain, but on the other hand four of the largest manufacturers of tires told me that this would be their greatest year in point of sales. Would Extend Credit. "New York and the east will do a tremenduous business as long as the war continues on export stuffs. Mr. Morgan is in England at present as the representative of the big mer chants and manufacturers more than as a representative of the bankers, and his proposition is to extend Eng land and France credit for $500,000, 000 of supplies—food and clothing— at once if they will put up American railroad securities as collateral or to secure this credit This means the bringing home of half a million dol lars worth of bonds which were sold to build our railways and which should have been taken in this country in the first place. Arrangements are al so to be made by a handful of Nfew York bankers to underwrite the cred it of the allies for another $500,000, 000 worth of supplies And there Is ~ (Continued on Fag* iSro) HORSE SALES COMPANY STARTS OUT WELL I I a The first sale held in the new yards of the Glendive Horse Sales Company in this city last Friday and Saturday was said to have been successful in every way and holds out the promise of being of incalculable benefit to not only the city but of the County as well, as a permanent institution second only to that of Miles City. The inspection was for the purpose of purchasing cavalry horses for the Italian Government on a large con tract held by Miles City horse deal ers. The contract called for a certain type of small horses and for that rea son not as many animals were pur chased by the Miles City inspectors as was expected. The first regular monthly sale will be held on May 31 and June 1st and 2nd. HOT WELL STATE COLLEGE TRACK MEET II POPULAR CIVIL ENGINEER VISITS FRIENDS IN CITY Arthur Furber, formerly of Minnea polis, but who has been engaged in railroad survey work In Montana for the past several years, was in town yesterday visiting friends. The outfit with which he is con nected as superintendent of the Com missary department are camped across the river on the Stipek road. It is the one in charge of Colonel Tom Cooney, who is engaged in making a semi-geological examination of the coal lands belonging to the Northern Pacific Railroad. There are 17 men in the party and the outfit uses 35 horses, three wagons and five tents. Last year's Eastern Montana outfit contained only 9 men. Mr. Furber stated that the three outfits which were doing the N. P. survey work in Montana last year, covered 2,000,000 acres. The present camp across the river is the beginning of this year's work, the outfit expecting to move on toward the west by the end of the week. COUNTY SURVEYOR HURDLE ISSUES CIRCLE BOOKLET One of the most interesting des criptive booklets we have ever printed, was gotten out this week for County Surveyor R. T. Hurdle. It is an eight-page circular describ ing the advantages of Circle Heights, Dawson County, Montana, as an ideal place of residence and is replete with excellent reading matter and interest ing illustrations. The new Circle addition comprises five full city blocks at the north end of the town and are shown to good ad vantage on a map which takes up the centre double pages of the book let. The map was drawn by Mr. Hurd le, who was also responsible for the complete platting of the new town. Lots in the addition, are for sale by Mr. Hurdle of Glendive and Mr. and Mrs. Claude Tillotson of Circle. In the Flathead Indian reservation near Camas, Mont, is an artesian well containing hot mineral water, said to be the only one in the world. Around it, within a mile, are other artesian wells in which the water is clear and cool. A few years ago the govern ment threw open the Flathead reser vation, and those who were success ful in the drawing now own fine ranch es in a fertile valley. Artesian wells have been struck at a depth ranging from 90 to 360 feet. In the summer of 1913, on a ranch within one mile of one of the cold wells, drillers were at work when, at the depth of 244 feet, hot water gushed upward with such force that the drillers were forced to flee. In a few days the rush of hot water had washed a large hole, with the drill still in, through incapacitated. The well was finally curbed so that it could be used. The water is 120 Fahrenheit, flowing at the rate of 60 barrels a minute. Bozeman, Mont., April IQ—Dave Steele of Great Falls won the cross country run at the Montana State Col lege, the first event of the kind ever run here, with a record of 16 minutes, 15 seconds, on a three mile run over heavy country roads. Craig Ingram of Helena, who won the distance events af. the state meet last year came in second, and Brooks of Illinois, a new man in the state, came in third. Hie others' who finished in order were Skits, Preston and Abell. This run was the first set event of the spring athletic schedule arranged by Coach Fred Bennion as follows: April 16, Inter-Class brack meet, Bozeman. April 24. Dual meet with Gate City Lodge Of the I. 0. 0. F. To Celebrate Ninety-Sixth Anniversary of Order Founded in 1819 in Baltimore, Md. Public Invited to Hear Speakers The local lodge of the I. O. O. F., will celebrate the 96th anniversary of the founding of the order at the Odd Fellows Hall, next Wednesday eve ning, April 21st. Besides Grand Warden C. E. Park er of Helena, there will be other speakers of note. The program, which is being ar ranged by the committee of arrange ments, consists of speaking, singing, instrumental music, a big banquet and will conclude with dancing. All Odd Fellows and ladies of Re bekah, of this city and surrounding country are urgently requested to be present, as a good time is assured. The program will begin at 8 o'clock P. M. sharp, and members are request Washington State College at Pullman; April 20 and May 1, baseball with Washington State College at Boze man; May 1, spring handicap track meet, Bozeman. May 7 and 8, base ball with State University at Missoula; May 8, triangular track meet at Miss oula with State University and State School of Mines; May 14 and 15, base ball with Gonzaga College of Spokane in Bozeman ; May 21 and 22 with state University from Missoula in Bozeman; May 22, Rocky Mountain conference track meet in Denver. This is the best spring program that any Montana institution has ever had. The work of Coach Bennidn in plannig this schedule and the schedule for next fall's football already announced, has made a great hit, with the State College bunch, and more men are out for practice than ever before. BA8EBALL CHATTER It is understood that pitcher Charles Fait and four other players who were being given a tryout with the Min neapolis American Association team by Manager Cantillion, were sent back to the Northern League. Tuesday was the opening day for all the teams in the baseball leagues. Manager Ed. Healy of the Glendive Baseball Club, has written to the man agers of the teams already organiz ed in Beach, Sidney and Terry, in an effort to arrange a schedule of games between Glendive and those cities. Sidney has written specially and re quested that we give them the opening game in Glendive, which will be play ed the first Sunday In May. It is planned to make the opening day a gala occasion, and one long to be re membered. There will be a parade by the Rooters Brigade and the full Band will also be in attendance. Nothing definite has yet been done on the addition to the present grand stand or the erecting of the fence around the park as the club manage ment is waiting to know the exact amount which will be donated to the club this year for such purposes. The need for an enlarged grand stand is realized by everyone concerned and it will be built if sufficient funds are forthcoming. Sunday's practice at the ball park was well attended, all the members being present in uniform. L. H. Bach man shows up the best of the new comers, being both an excellent first sacker and a sticker with a big wallop. Pitcher Roy Sorenson is expected to arrive in the city about the first of May. DEMOCRATS 8H0ULD TAKE STAND FOR PROHIBITION Secretary Bryan Wants Party to Go on Record at Every Opportunity. Washington, April 7.—Secrtary Bry an made public tonight a letter he had written to L. W. Kennington, dem ocratic national committeeman from Iowa,expressing the hope that the dem ocrats of Iowa would take a stand for prohibitum and vote against offi cials who could be controlled by the liquor Interests. In a statement given out with the letter. Mr. Bryan said he hoped to Sia thé democratic party take the pro ed to be on hand at 7:30 P. M. for rea sons which will be made known by the committee. After assembling in the Odd Fel lows' Hall, the members will walk in a body to the Congregational Church, reaching there at 8 o'clock to hear the addresses, the principal one being by Grand Warden Parker. The pub lic in general are cordially invited to be present at the Church to hear the addresses. After retrning to the hall, the lodge ceremonies will be completed and the regular program of events carried out as outlined above. This is one of the big fraternal events of the year, so don't miss it if you are an Odd Fellow. hibition side wherever the question was raised, and that if the liquor in terests insisted upon making an issue in the selection of a national commit teeman the people opposed to the liquor traffic could not afford to ig nore it. "I do not know to what extent the liquor question will be an issue in the campaign next year," be added, "at the present time it does not seem probable that it will find a place in the platform of either the democratic or the republican party, but there is no reason why the national committee men should not represent the senti ment of the party on this subject as on other subjects." MORE LIGHT SHED ON CL08ING LAWS Attorney General D. M. Kelly Further Interprets the New Saloon Statutes. Was Diversity of Opinion.—Misun derstanding of Junod and Oliver Bills Induces Legal Department to Inform Sheriffs and County Atorneys of Features. An apparent misunderstanding of the new saloon closinglaws passed by the recent session of the legislature, has prompted Attorney General D. M. Kelly to issue a statement in which he gives his interpretation of the statutes, and which has been sent out to sheriffs and county attorneys in every county in Montana. He recently issued an opinion on the subject, but evidently there has been some misundestanding, in view of num erous inquiries that have been receiv ed. Mr. Kelly's statement is as fol lows: Widespread interest "To All County Attorneys and Sheriffs: "Because of the widespread interest in, and diversity of opinion as to the recent interpretation of the Sunday closing law, senate bill 63, I have thought it well to send out a general letter upon the subject. "Senate 63 relates only to Sunday closing. I have held that under its terms saloons must close in all places in Montana, incorporated or unincor porated, at 10 o'clock on Saturday night, and remain closed until 1 o'clock p. m. of the Sunday following, except in cities of the first class, and within one mile of the limits thereof, in which places they may remain open until 12 p. m. on Saturday nights. Week-day Closing. "Senate bill 62 was intended to re late to, and regulate the closing of saloons on every day in the week. By its terms saloons in incorporated cities, and within one mile of cities of the first class are permitted to remain open until 12 o'clock midnight. In all other places they are required to close at 10 p. m. Eight a. m. is the time for opening on all days except Sunday. "Inasmuch as senate bill 63 was the later act, being approved some two days later, it takes precedence over senate bill 62, in the matters covered by it; to-wit, Sunday closing. "Yours very truly, "Signed, DAN M. KELLY, "Attorney General." NOTICE AH yards and alleys must be clean ed up by the first of May by order of City Council. C. A. KINNEY. 8-2t Chief, Police.