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THE YELLOWSTONE MONITOR THE OFFICIAL PAPER OK DAWSON COUNTY Volume II —No. 12 CLENDIVE. MONTANA. THURSDAY. May 6. 1915 Eight Pages Start of Baseball Season Chilled by Weather Despite the Cold Wind and Misty Rain Glendive "Champs" Easily Win Game—Entire Team in Good Form The Glendive "Champs" —and we hope that they will stick to that nick name in both the spirit and the letter —again justified the use of that cog nomen by walloping the strong Sid ney team on the local diamond Sunday afternoon to the tune of 7 to 2. It was a seven-inning game, the con test being called at that stage by Umpire George Taylor on account of the weather, which was anything but inviting to both the players and spec tators. It was cold, and windy and rainy and altogether a poor day for such an event as the opening of the baseball season in this part of the state. Both teams played well under the conditions, Glendive making two errors and Sidney six. Two hundred and forty-six people attended the game, the total receipts being $124.00, nearly half of the attendance being the Sidney rooters who came in at noon on their special train and accompani ed by their excellent band. "Red" Leiper for Glendive, was in better form than Sidney's r.wirler, Despain, who was wild at times, giv ing four bases on balls. The misty rain was responsible for the slowness of the game, fully u dozen LOCAL VETERINARIAN CATCHES LAW VIOLATORS Cattle Smugglers caught Red-Handed Have No Respect For Law The New Proclamation Deputy State Veterinarian A. J. DuFrene, who returned to Glendive early in the week, spent the greater part of the past ten days investiga ing stock and cattle conditions along the Wyoming and South Dakota state lines. His investigation resulted in the capture of two of our Montana citizens who had been trailing cattle into the state in violation of Governor Stew art's proclamation of Nov. 7th, 1914, and which will be in effect until next Saturday when his proclamatfbn of May 1st takes effect. The prisoners were also guilty of violation of our Live Stock and Sani tary Laws, which laws are made solely for the protection and not the harass ing of the live stock industry of Mon tana. DuFrene, in an interview with the Monitor man yesterday stated: "In carrying out their dastardly work, the smugglers usually ship to Helle Fourche, S. D., or some other point near the line and then trail them across." "It seems that some of qur citizens have but very little respect for our state laws," said the Veterinarian;" and furthermore, do not hesitate to jeopardise our Live Stock interests w hich is our mainstay and practically only big industry that eastern the Montana can depend upon." The Governor's latest proclamation which Dr. DuFrene referred to, was issued by the popular executive on May 1st to take effect on Saturday, May 15th, the important features of which follows herewith: Exceptions to Embargo. 'Importation of cattle, sheep, other ruminants and swine into Montana is Prohibited from all states in the United States with the exception of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, (Continued on Page Eight) U I *********** * V« ****** ****** ***** * ***** **** .fr »l»4.v4 " I» » * i » fr « ******** tnntun Basebafl—fitendrre vs. Sidney at Sidney, Sunday, May I AAtrAB «f (».An A M Sidney was well represented here last Sun LvaYvS al v«vw rl* 1 TI* day—Shew them how Glendive tarns ont öl * •# in in h nmmni 11 4+ ************************a**** fouls being made with the slippery ball. Bachman, who played right field, showed that he is there as a run get ter, getting to first every time out of three times up. Leiper made three hits while Thrasher, Broderick, Han son and Bachman, got a single each. The Sidney bunch are a team of good ball players and it will be a sur prise if we beat them as easily on Sunday, when w cross bats with them on their home diamond. The special train leaves the depot at 9 A. M. sharp, so be on hand promptly with your noise producer and a lemon for your voice. The score by innings follows: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Glendive 2 0 4 0 1 0 *—7 Sidney 0 1 1 0 0 0 0—2 SUMMARY—Three base hits—Lei per 2 and Lachapelle. Two-base hits —Lafayette. Double plays—Foss to Thrasher; Bachman to Thrasher. Bases on balls—off Leiper 1; Despain 4. Struck out—by Leiper 2; Despain 6. Wild pitches—Despain 3. Passed balls—Lafayette 2. Hit by pitcher— Fleming by Despain. Umpire—Tay lor. Time of game—1 hr. 40 min. Scorer— G. G. Hoole. MRS. W. T. PERHAM LOSE8 ELECTION CASE The trial case of Mrs. W. T. Per ham versus T. F. Hagan and Jens Rivenes, which was held in the District Court last Saturday before Judge C. C. Hurley resulted in a dismissal of the case on account of lack of evidence and Mrs. Perham was given 60 days in which to file a bill of exceptions. This decision enables Mr. Hagan to retain his place on the Board of School Trustees pending the result of such action on the part of the plaintiff's attorney. The trial, which drew out a large number of morbidly curious people, the majority of them women, was of such nature that the least said about it the better. MRS. GRACE O'NEIL'S CASE SETTLED OUT OF COURT The case of Mrs. Grace V. O'Neil against the N. P. Railway Company and Joseph Luxem, the continuation of which was soon to have been held at Helena, was settled out of court by the payment of a check for $8 000.00 received this morning by Attorney Desmond J. O'Neil, attorney for the plaintiff. The original suit as filed, asked for damages amounting to $30,000.00, » on the grounds of permanent injuries be ing sustained last year by the plaintiff crossing the railroad right of way and being struck with a shunted freight car. Attorneys John Brown of Helena and Desmond J. O'Neil of Glendive represented the plaintiff. "THE BUNGALOW" The People's Popular Place to Eat West Bell Street—a few Doors from Mata 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, Mbnt. FIRST CLUB STAG PARTY AN ENJOYABLE AFFAIR To say that the first stag party given by the Dawson County Club last Saturday evening was an enjoyable affair is but putting the matter in mild and senile language. As the neatly typewritten invitations vaguely hinted, they had a "Heluvatyme", and everybody went home happy. Judge C. C. Hurley made a perfect toastmaster, and introduced the speak ers with a style of humor and irony all his own. His remarks and stories were much enjoyed. The two large tables were filled and after the banquet, which was served to the hungry members at nine o'clock, was finally disposed of, the program began in earnest. The Judge called first on Dr. R. E. Hathaway, the "Chauncey Depew" of Dawson County, and the spell-binding doctor of medicine did himself proud by a very appropriate and well de livered address. Hon. C. A. Thurston followed with a short introductory address in which he apologized in a "Uriah Heepian manner for his short-comings as an orator, and concluded his remarks by reading a home-made "pome", an ef fusion of his own which we print in full at the end of this article. Heath and Eustrom, the musical twins, showed how nicely the strains of mandolin and piano go together. They were followed by the Hon Daniel L. O'Hern of Miles City, judge of the 16th judicial district of the state of Mon tana. "Dan" made a great talk. After he got through telling us what a fine, nice, clean, well-kept, sanitary and healthful place Glendive was as com pared to other Montana cities, we made up our minds right there and then to go up to the city hall on Monday and pay up our taxes. He referred to the new dug out in which the baseball players can hide while they are at the bat and stated that many times last year he found himself wishing for just such a place of refuge. Howard Melaney then sang a solo and answered an encore by singing Chinatown" with Roy Eustrom, with an ensemble chorus by the members. Dr. Dan J. Donohue then made one of his characteristic addressses. We never hear the genial doctor speak at a public gathering but what we sub consciously allow our minds to revert to the time he was prevailed upon to deliver that famous address of his (Continued on Page Two) FIRE CHIEF O'MALLEY MARRIED TO TUNE OF FIRE WHISTLE At exactly 4:30.. o'clock.. Tuesday morning the fire whistle blew a long loud blast that the uninitiated took as an indication of a fire and in con sequence many nightgowns and nether extremities limbs were seen exposed to the chilling morning air. It was a false alarm as regards a fire, but a true one as regards the marriage of Fire Chief Frank J. O'Malley to Miss Nellie Brennan, which ceremony it was intended to herald. The ceremony was performed at St. Juliana's Catholic Church by the Rev. Fr. E. Curran, following a special wedding mass. Dominick Cavanaugh was best man and Miss Gertrude Dwyer stood up for the bride. After the ceremony, the entire party repaired to the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. J. W. Young, where a wedding breakfast was served and hastily eaten. The couple was muchly harassed by a score or more of their friends, but they finally succeeded, amid a shower of rice and old shoes, to evade them and boarded No. 1 at 5:15 A. M., for Miles City where they intended making connections with the Milwaukee road for an extended honeymoon embrac ing, (we use the word advisedly) such cities as Milwaukee, Chicago, St. Louis, and the Twin Cities. The Monitor joins with their legion of friends in extending to them the heartiest wishes for a long and a happy married life. MECHANICAL BRAINS LIFT BANK DRUDGERY First National Bank Hat Specially Designed Machine For Handling Accounts SUPERCEDES HAND POSTING With the help of machinery most of the drudgery of the old fashioned book-keeping methods have been cast away. The hours spent by weary brained posters camped on high stools soon will be forgotten. For machines have been perfected which really seem to think and which accomplish with wonderful smoothness the details of the modern accounting system. We long have had adding machines, counting machines, change makers, and many other labor saving devices, but it remained for the Burroughs Adding Machine Co., to make a ma chine that not only will post ledgers, but take balances as the posting is done. At the First National Bank one of these machines has been installed. They are utilized for the making out of the depositors accounts and state ments and for the posting of the ledgers. To understand best what the ma chines mean to a busy bank one must see the actual operation. Hundreds of checks naturally come into the bank daily and each must pass through its regular channel. A record must be made of each one and the ac counts of the individual depositors must be handled separately. Before the advent of the machines the detail work of posting the ledgers was a tiresome task. The checks had to be listed along with the deposits, each L A had to be added separately then the checks had to be deducted (Continued on Page Eight) GLENDIVE MAY HAVE A REAL SWIMMING POOL If the proposed plans are carried out as outlined by the management of the Glendive Swimming Club, the city of Glendive will have a swimming pool on this side of the river this summer which will equal in facilities and sur pass in size the municipal pool in Billings. Mr. Frank Hughes of the local elec tric company stated that if a site is secured from the Northern Pacific Railroad company opposite the electric plant, and the tank built either by the City or by the City and the Chamber of Commerce jointly or by combining the financial and moral strength of these two bodies with the present 300 members of the Glendive Swimming Club, he will donate free of charge, the water which is now being used in the new condensers. This water is being pumped con stantly from the river up to the base ment of the new electric building and is used to condense the steam back in to water for the boilers, running over series of copper pipes where its temperature is raised from 10 to 15 degrees. At the present time this semi-heated water is being wasted. The proposition will be put up to the city council at their next meeting by the Swimming Club, and then submit ted to the Chamber of Commerce at the next meeting of the Board of Trustees on June 1st, and the action of these two bodies reported at the first opening meeting of the Swimming Club. In the meantime the matter will be taken up with the railroad authorities in an effort to secure the site. Enoch Harpster of the Glendive Meat Market has just jurchased 300 head of cattle, cows and calves, from an outfit near Miles City, and will place them on his Home farm on Belle Prairie. The Rev. N. Wakeham, the Baptist Missionary from Forsyth, arrived in town on Tuesday. He is doing some special church work in eastern Mon tana, most of his time being devoted to the organization of Sunday Schools. He will preach Sunday morning at 11 o'clock at the Court House. New City Officials Inducted Into Office City Council Holds Important Meeting—Chamber Of Commerce Committee Makes Request of Council The city council held its first regular meeting of the month on Monday eve ning, the occasion being made notable by the stepping out of office of Mayor T. F. Hagan and .Alderman Whetham and the induction into office of newly elected Mayor A. A. Baker and Aider men Tom Kean and Ray Lowe. All the city officials, except the treasurer, and alderman Einar Rivenes were present, the latter being con fined to the Glendive General Hospital following a very serious operation. Alderman Andrew Larson, being the oldest member of the council, was elected President of that body, his position being to fill the mayoralty chair in the absence of that official. The regular bills were allowed and the reports of city officers read and approved. Mr. Hagan tried hard to get the new mayor to make a speech but his arguments in that direction were un availing, the genial doctor of dental surgery insisting that "Silence is Golden." A petition of Jens Rivenes to ex tend the water mains so as to serve his property on the South Side was favorably acted upon. The sum of $11,529.00 was trans ferred from the water fund to the gen eral fund of the city, the book trans action being necessary in order to keep the city accounts under their proper head. The following officers were nomin ated and their appointment ratified by the council: Clerk, August J. Colin. Engineer, F. H. Handforth. Weighmaster, M. E. Galvin. Police Chief, C. A. Kinney. Patrolmen, Warren Miller and John Butler. Committees Water and Sewers Committee, Messrs. Larson and Rivenes. Finance Committee, Messrs. Rivenes and Kean. Streets and Alleys, Messrs. Larson and Lowe. Police Committee, Messrs. Kean and Lowe. A local milkman complained stren uously of the dumping nuisance near GLENDIVE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEET Pick Worst Day For Fourth Celebra tion—Funds Given for Children's Picnic—Library to be Helped. At the regular monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Glendive Chamber of Commerce, which was held Tuesday evening, several import ant matters were taken up and dispos ed of by that body. An appropriation was made for the big school picnic which will be held at the city park across the river to morrow, Friday. The money will be spent by Superintendent Brown, who has the affair in charge, to defray the cost of prizes for contests in which the school children will take part. An appropriation of $250 was made to the Woman's Club to be used for the purchase of books for the new Public Library in the City Hall. The money will be paid into the Library fund by the Chamber each month for five months at the rate of $50 per month. So far as could be learned from Secretary Rasmusson, no appropria (continued on page two) his place on the south side and gave the city council a certain time within which to find another city dumping ground. Nothing definite was done in the matter, however. City Engineer Handforth reported that the large 100-h.p. electric motor had been shipped from the electric plant to the pump works and that the entire equipment was expected in this city about June 10th, when it will be installed in the city pumping station. A committee of the Chamber of Com merce then arrived and requested that the council write the N. P. Ry. Co., with a view to their remedying the conditions caused by the open sewers under the Beasley Block and under the proposed apartment house on Meade avenue, which water comes from the round house and the railroad ice house in the north end of town. It was de cided to submit a plan to the railroad calling for the piping of the water un der the streets direct to the river, in stead of through a ditch down to the big coulee near tile N. P. Hospital. The council carried a motion to ex tend the water mains on Gibson street to McDougall street and west to River Avenue in the Prospect Heights ad dition. The motion to allow the new county agriculturalist, George F. Piper, the free use of a small unoccupied room in the rear of the city clerk's office, was carried with one dissenting vote, that of Alderman Lowe, who held that as the new county booster was being paid by the county, state and government, he should be in a position to pay for his office room. Mayor Baker con tended that the occasional use of the room by the agriculturalist, whose work is of such a nature as to reflect great benefits to the city as well as county, should be free, the same as the use of the library room by the Wo man's Club, and his opinion was af firmed by the vote as refered to above. The contract for the opening up of north Merrill Avenue within the city limits was awarded to George Wil liams while Bert Belknap got the con tract for the work beyond the city limits from the county commissioners. COLONEL EDMOND BRONSON DIE8 SUDDENLY AT CHICO Friends of Colonel Edmond Bronson, county clerk and recorder of Richland county, will be surprised and grieved to learn of his death at Chico Hot Springs on Tuesday of this week. The popular county official had gone to the health resort last week in an effort to rid himself of the rheuma tism from which he had been a long time sufferer. His deputy, Jesse Dawe, formerly of this city, arrived in town yesterday afternoon from Sidney and left on No. 3 for the Springs, where he will take charge of the body pending the action of Col. Bronson's two daughters, who are said to reside at Missoula. If they decide to allow the body to be buried in Sidney, his adopted town, residents of that city, as well as all his friends in eastern Montana, will no doubt unite in giving our beloved old-timer one of the greatest funerals ever held in the entire state of Mon tana. He was truly a "Grand Old Man", beloved by all; and may his soul rest in peace.