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vnc aj THE YELLOWSTONE MONITOR THE OFFICIAL PAPER OE DAWSON COUNTY Vo! u iTi e 11 —No. IO GLENDIVE. MONTANA. THURSDAY. April 22. 1915 Eight Pages City School Trustees Hold Special Mee ting Votes At Recent School Election Canvassed Former Mayor Hagan and E. C. Leonard Declared— Mrs. Perham Ran Fourth \ special meeting of the Board of Trustees of School District No. 1 was ]ie l d in the office of the Clerk. Fred J. Colliding last Saturday evening, all members being present. This meeting was called for the pur pose of canvassing the vote at the re cent election of T. F. Hagan and E. C. Leonard, as trustees to fill vacancies caused by the expiration of the terms of the then incumbents. In canvassing the vote it was dis covered tiiat an error in the original eount had been made by the judges and clerks of the election, the correc ed tally standing as follows: £ C. Leonard ..................... 262 T. F. Hagan ...................................... 229 Jens Rivenes .................................... 225 Mrs. \V. T. Perham .......................... 222 The only change in the totals from those originally reported, was in the votes received by Mrs. Perham, it being found that five votes had been credited to her in error, and that in ODDS FELLOWS ANNIVERSARY ELABORATELY CELEBRATED More than two hundred people, Odd Fellows and others, were in the Con gregational Church last evening in at tendance at the 96th anniversay of the founding of that great fraternal or ganization wliifch took place in Balti more, Md., on April 26th, 1819. The program opened with a specially selected overture by the Glendive Or chestra followed by the Opening Serv ices by the Committee. Then followed one of the best num bers of the program, the singing by five little girls of an appropriate se lection. The young ladies were Mar garet Wing, Edith Jessen, Mary Alex ander and Laura and Solveig Rivenes. After this, Miss Edith Jessen sang a solo, "Watch Thee and Pray Thee," that was pronounced by all as giving great promise of the work of a coming great vocalist. Attorney Albert Anderson then in troduced the speaker of the evening, Grand Warden J. E. Parker of Helena, who for one hour and ten minutes, kept the large audience spell bound with his masterful oratory and splen did logic. Howard Melaney, the local vocalist, sang a tenor solo accompanied by Mrs. J- Lane, after which the Orchestra rendered another appropriate selec tion. The closing services were given by the Committee and the Benediction by the Chaplain, after which the mem bers and invited guests repaired to the Odd Fellows Hall at 10 o'clock. At the Hall .two solos were rendered by Howard Melaney after which ex actly 170 members of the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs, and a few specially in y ited guests, sat down to a splendid banquet, prepared and served by the ladies of the order. The Rev. W. B. hffiss asked the Blessing, and the ban quet was folowed by short talks by Messrs Jens Rivenes, Grand Warden E. 1'arker and by local members, uU(1 a tengthy address delivered by At torney Palmer of Miles City. The evening's entertainment con Huded with dancing, for which the music was furnished by the Glendive Orchestra. The Committee of Arrangements, to whom the much credit must be given for excellent manner in which every etail was attended to, were Messrs. L. Snyder ,R. E. Wing and John •* ierhelier. Elmer herrick and family Return from winter trip Ji'i- Herrick the real estate and his lamily, returned to the h I yesterd& y on No. 2, after having forni winter Southern Cali HerE .p Party left early last fal1 in Mr * leavin S , ( ar ' and returQ ed by train, S t ie auto to follow also by rail. They were all delighted with their Visit Q A v * V/ " 6 1 ucu W1LI1 ot botl!'^ SPeak ln 016 hi 8 hf *t th the expositions. terms stead of being third in the race, she ran fourth. This does not effect the election in any way, however, of Messrs Hagan or Leonard, and they were therefore de clared duly elected at this meeting. Dr. Baker, who had written out his resignation as a member of the School Board and submitted it to County Superintendent of Schools, Miss Cam illa Osborne, found that he had not fully complied with all the rules and regulations required by law in such cases, and he therefore formally tend ered his resignation to the Clerk of the board at this meeting. His rea sons were found to be bona fide and after accepting his resignation, At torney F. P. Leiper was selected by the members to fill his chair. The next regular meeting of the Board will be held on Tuesday eve ning, April 27th, at which teachers will be hired for the coming year, and a chairman of the board nominated and elected. ANOTHER BIG PROGRAM AT THE ORPHEUM THEATRE Another big program is promised by Manager Lamb for the coming week at the New Orpheum Theatre. To-morrow night, (Friday) will be shown "Mr. Daly's Wedding Day," a one-act Edison Drama; "A Daughter of Israel," a two-act Vitagraph Drama; and a mirth-producing Vitagraph Comedy, "The New Teacher," and by the way, that Essanay company is get ting more popular every day with the patrons of the Orpheum. Saturday night there will be a good bill; the Hearst-Selig Pistorial News, No. 23, and a beautiful three-act Lub in Drama, "A Siren of Corsico." Sunday, matinee and night, will be shown again that popular movie star, Robert Warwick, in "The Man of the Hour," the most talked-of 5-act drama so far produced by the Wm. A. Brady Company for the World Film people. The Monitor ran the story about a year ago and can testify to its great ness. This will also be a 6-reel feat ure day, including a 1-act Kalem Com edy, "Wooed by a Wild Man." Prices 10c and 25c. Next Monday there will be shown a Mary Pickford subject; "Patsy Boli ver," No. 10; a big 2-act Essanay drama; and two acts of "Runaway June." You are asked to remember that Monday is always a bargain day at the Orpheum, and incidentally "June is now in Bermuda." RICHLAND COUNTY GETS SLICE OF DAWSON COUNTY'S PIE Not that we begrudge struggling Richland county whatever little money is still due from Dawson, but merely as a matter of information to our read ers, many of whom reside in the ter ritory, we give the following account of the county commissioners proceed ings of last week that had to do with the financial transfer. "County Clerk is hereby instructed to credit Richland County with $14, 088.34 same being their share of the assets of Dawson County at the time division found by the members of ad justment commision on the 22nd day of June, 1914. "The County Treasurer is hereby in structed that Richland County, is en titled 24.097 per cent of all money be longing to the County funds collected from delinquent taxes prior to the year 1914, and to remit same to Rich land County, December, March and June of each year. "The County Clerk is also instruct ed to charge off the sum of $450.00 same being the value of the jail in Richland County." "THE BUNGALOW" The People's Popular Place to Eat. West Bell Street—a few Doors from Main Street Absolute cleanliness, all Good, Home Cooking, Quick and Courteous Service. Popular Prices. Originators of the "Exclusive White Help" Idea. Remember the Place Phone 82-R Glendive, Moat. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TURNS DOWN CELEBRATION Entertainment Committee Favors the Affair But Board of Trustees Turns It Down.—Retailers May Celebrate Fourth. If the recent action of the Board of Trustees of the Glendive Chamber of Commerce is final this city will, for the fifth successive year, be without a Fourth of July Celebration. Mr. e. A. Healy, the popular tobac conist and baseball manager, in an interview with the Monitor man Tues day morning, stated that at a meet ing of the entertainment commit tee of the Chamber held about six weeks ago, a celebration on July F ourth of this year was favorably vot ed upon and the affirmative finding of the committee reported in due form to the Board of Trustees, Xo whom all matters requiring the ex penditure of money are referred. This body, at their meeting last Tuesday, officially decided that the Chamber- of Commerce will make no appropriation for the purpose of liquidating the expense of holding a Fourth of July celebration in Glendive this year, and unless the retail mer chants get together and raise sufficient funds for the occasion, as it is re ported some of them have in min<^, our three thousand or more people, as well as hundreds of our nearby neighbors, will either be compelled tp go to Miles City, Billings, Sidney, Fairview, Circle, or Stipek, or take a swim in the river as the guests of the Glendive Swimming Club, who will ex tend the privileges of the aquatic or ganization on that day absolutely free to everybody, home folks or visitors. At the aforesaid meeting of the Trustees, it was voted to appropriate $750 to assist in the building of a bridge over the Little Missouri river at Medora, North Dakota, for the pur pose of completing the Red Trail from New York City to Seattle. It is also unofficially reported that the Trustees have under consideration the appropriation of $1,000 for this year's baseball club, a large part of same to go toward the erection of an enlarged grand stand, etc., at the ball park. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GOES AFTER CLEAN-UP A large number of "Clean-up" hand bills are being distributed this week throughout the entire city, by the Chamber of Commerce, on what is called their "Second Annual Clean-up Campaign." The hand bills set forth that an or der has been issued by the Chief of Police that all yards and alleys must be cleaned of refuse, rubbish, cans and weeds, etc., by May 1st, under penalty of the punishment provided for in the city ordinance in effect at the present time. It is pointed out that this work can only be accomplished by the united effort of every citizen helping in the work, and concludes with the frank but polite request: "Therefore, If you have not already cleaned up, Please get busy at once." Nothing could be plainer than this simple request that we all do our in dividual share in the work of beauti fying our city; and no object could be more worthy. It is about time that indolence and petty spite-work be forgotten and en tirely eliminated when it comes to something like this—something that is designed to make Glendive a better place in which to live. Last year the Chamber started the ball rolling in good shape but its ef forts were balked by a few disgrunt led citizens. This year it is under stood, unofficially of course, that if all yards and alleys are not properly cleaned up by May 4th, the property holders will be summoned by the city officials to appear at the city hall with their explanations or excuses, lack ing which, they should provide them selves beforehand with the amount of the fine imposed by the city ordinance, because it sure will be imposed this year without fear or favor. MRS. WATSON ENTERTAINS IN HONOR OF HER MOTHER Mrs. R. H. Watson gave a party yes terday afternon at her residence on west Towne street in honor of her mother, Mrs George P. DeLonge, who is visiting with Ber at the present time. Twenty ladies were present and en joyed a tasty 6 o'clock tea which was followed by the playing of the popular game, "600', at which Mrs. John Brown was fortunate enough to have won the first prize. a 'TEST OF AMERICA'S FRIENDSHIP IS NOT TO TAKE SIDES NOW" President Wilson Defines Neutrality Before Associated Press.—Is Ready For Scrap. New York, April 20.—President Wil ( son Save a definite, clear statement of neutrality which is guiding his ad ministration during the war in Eu rope. He chose the occasion of the annual luncheon of the Associated Press for what he said he regarded as a statement of gravest importance to Americans. The influence of the news papers in moulding public opinion, he said, prompted him to make clear his ideas of true neutrality, in doing so to impress upon his hearers the import ance of adhering strictly to truthful ness and honesty in the dissemination of news. Weighed Every Word. President Wilson seemed to weigh every word uttered. The importance he attached to his statement was re flected in his request that no attempt be made to paraphrase his speech or give it publicity until the official White House stenographer had transcribed it in full. Great Distinction Awaits Us. As the only great nation not en gaged in war or suffering under the immediate influence of the war zone, Wilson declared that great distinction awaited the United States when the hour of adjustment comes provided this nation should prove to the world its self-control and self-mastery. The past has been difficult but the future will be more difficult. America, he said, never would sit in judgment up on another nation. Ready for Scrap Worth While. The neutrality of the United States, said Wilson had a higher basis than a petty desire to keep out of the trouble. "I have never looked for it," said he, " but have always found it. ] do not want to walk around trouble, If any man wants a scrap that is an interesting scrap, worth while, I am his man." True Test of Friendship. "There is something so much great er to do than fight," said the presi dent. "Let us think of America be fore we think of Europe, in order that America may be fit to be Europe's friend when the day of tested friend ship comes. The test of friendship is not sympathy with one side or the other, but getting ready to help both sides when the struggle is over." EASTERN MONTANA PIONEER DIES AT MILES CITY What will come as a shock to his many friends among the old timers of Montana in general and Dawson Coun ty in particular, is the announcement of the death of Joseph C. Auld in Miles City yesterday afternoon, death com ing as the result of a second paralytic stroke within the past six months. The sad news was telepgraphed to the Monitor last evening by Court Stenographer A. C. Ross, who was at tending the meeting of the Stockmen's Association in Miles City. It was learned that Mr. Auld and his wife were up town both Tuesday and yesterday and the popular real es tate man was apparently in the very best of health, notwithstanding his recent attack of paralysis. The news of his sudden death which rapidly spread over the city, therefore came as a severe shock to all those who knew him and loved him. He was senior member of the real estate firm of Auld & O'Donnell, and one of the most pop ular men in this part of the state. MRS. JOHN MACK ENTER TAINS FOR GRAND-DAUGTER Mrs. John Mack entertained for her little grand-daughter, Miss Aurilla Herring of Miles City, yesterday after noon at her hime in this city. A large number of little folks was present and enjoyed the playing of games and the tasty refreshments. The table was decorated with Easter novelties and the place cards were in the form of Easter Eggs. The centerpiece was a minature lake containing diminutive ducks, swan and frogs which pleased the children im mensely. MRS. CUSHING TO ENTERTAIN IN HONOR OF HER AUNT Mrs. Van Zandt of Rochester, N. Y., who is now on her return trip to her home in the Empire State, after visit ing relatives and friends on the coast during the winter, arrived in the city on No. 2 yesterday, and will be the guest of her niece, Mrs. L. T. Cushing for several days or a week. Mrs. Cushing will entertain in her honor to-morrow afternoon. Two City Contracts Awarded Local Men Plumber Hanly Gets Contract For Tapping Mains Frank Oliver Gets City Concrete Work Ground Being Broke For Trees The second regular meeting of the City Council for the month of April was held in the council chambers of the new City Hall on Monday eve ning, Mayor T. F. Hagan and all mem bers being present. This meeting was notable inasmuch as it will be the last one presided over by our worthy and highly respected out-going city executive, Thomas F. Hagan; unless it happens that our es teemed friend, Dr. A. A. Baker, does not properly toe the mark and keep up the good work started by Mr. Hagan, in which event the "recall" way be invoked. That Mr. Hagan has been an effi cient Mayor, one need only look around at the many civic improve ments carried to successful completion during the few short years of his tenure. He has made "Good", in every conceivable sense of that much abused term. Besides Mr. Hagan, the city will lose two aidermen; Dr Baker who oc cupies the Mayor's shair for the first time on Monday evening, May 3rd, and Alderman F. B. Whetham whose term had expIred and who re(used tQ low himself to be a candidate at the past election for another term. The places will be filled by Messrs. Tom Kean and Ray Lowe. The election did not cause any other HIGH SCHOOL TRUSTEES MET LAST EVENING A meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Dawson County High School was called for last Saturday night but was postponed until last evening, when it was held in the office of the Assist ant Secretary, Fred J. Goulding. The meeting was called for the purpose of hiring teachers for the coming Fall term and to nominate and elect offi cers. Last year's officers were: C. A. Thurston, president; T. F. Hagan, vice president; G. D. Hollecker, Secretary; and Fred J. Goulding, assistant secre tary. The officers nominated and elected for the coming year were as follows: Hon. C .A. Thurston, president; Henry Mullendore, vice-president; T. F. Hag an, secretary. Fred J. Goulding's name was pro posed by the new secretary, Mr. Hagan, for the position of Clerk and he was accepted. The only retiring officer of the Board was G. D. Hollecker, whose position as Secretary was filled by T. F. Hagan. It was voted to retain the present teachers for the coming year, with the exception of Mrs. Constance Thor sen, teacher of music and drawing, whom it is understood will soon tend er her resignation following the ac tion of the trustees of the City Schools in deciding to drop her from their list and supplant her with a teacher of music, drawing and other branches, who could devote her entire time to work in the city schools. The teachers engaged are: Prof.. R. L. Hunt, principal; Messrs. F. M. Nico deme and G. G. Hoole; and Misses Cecil C. Ward, Ella M. Harmon and Mildred Manley. At this meeting it was decided by all present that the most vitally im portant need of the High School at the present time, is the building of a dormitory in the rear of the High School building, so that pupils will not be compelled to seek board and lodg ing at more or less desirable places throughout the city. MRS. JOHN HALE WILL ENTERTAIN Mrs. John Hale will entertain a party of ladies Saturday afternoon at her home in honoF of Mrs. Watson's mother, Mrs. George P DeLonge. The guests will spend their time pleasantly playing "500", after which refreshments will be served by the hostess. Leonard Guy, the county Auditor, and Thomas F. Joyce of the Hotel Jordan autoed to Stipek yesterday. changes, J. D. Walsh having been re elected City Treasurer and Fred J. Goulding again choosen by the people to continue as Police Magistrate. The office of City Clerk being an appoint ive one, and not elective as erroneous ly stated in a recent issue of the Mon itor, August Colin continues in his present position. The bids of Frank Oliver the local contractor, for city concrete work dur ing the coming year, were accepted. The bid of Harry M. Hanly the plumber was accepted and he was awarded the contract for the tapping of the city water mains, for which he will be paid $28.75 for each main tap ped. This amount is later charged back against the property on the city tax list. The contract calls for the laying of the pipe from the city water main to a point 18 inches within the property lines. City workmen are now busy pre paring the ground in the two city squares for the reception of the shade trees recently purchased by the coun cil. Various other matters were discuss ed at length, but no other official action taken. The next meeting of the body will be held on Monday, May 3rd at which all the in-coming officials will be in stalled. DAUGHTERS OF ISABELLA ENTERTAINS MEMBERS The Charity Committee of the local court of the Daughters of Isabella en tertained its members at the home of the Chairman, Mrs. Grace Gilmore, last Tuesday evening, the entertainment being in the nature of a banquet Covers were laid for 36, and the tables were beautifully decorated with smilax, Easter Lillies and candelabra bearing the colors of the organization. Streams of smilax hung from the chandeliers to the four corners of the large table, making a beautiful effect. The banquet was delightful and much enjoyed, consisting of five courses. Each member gave her experiences encountered while raising money for the Charity fund. Mrs. W. P. Down ing won the first prize for the largest amount turned in, while Miss Rose McNallan was given a special vote of appreciation on the unique way in which she went about raising funds, as well as for her humorous manner of describing it. The instrumental music was furn ished by Miss Laura Murphy. A most enjoyable time was had by all and the ladies felt that their time in helping the Charity Fund was well spent, in deed. LARGER MEAT OUTPUT ON FEDERAL FOREST RANGES Washington, April 17.—A big in crease in the production of meat on the federal forest ranges this year is predicted by the federal bureau of forestry. Figures show that the for ests will furnish forage for 1,983,775 cattle and horses, 8,747.025 sheep and goats and 64,040 swine. This is an in crease over last year of 92,656 in the number of cattle and horses, but a de crease of 120,881 sheep and goats. The belief is expressed that the re cent high price of beef has encouraged many fanners and former sheepmen to go into cattle raising. It is estimat ed that the federal treasury will be en riched to the extent of about $1,200,000 or an increase of $200,000 over last year by receipts from grazing permits. MRS. W. F. JORDAN ENTERTAINS DAUGHTER Mrs. W. F. Jordan gave a very en joyable party in honor of her daughter, Mrs. Ira Bendon of Sidney, Tuesday evening at her Upper Meade Avenue residence. Fully twenty ladies were present and enjoyed themselves at cards, Mrs. Ed. Shabel winning the first prize. Dainty refreshments were served by the hostess.