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Volume ll-No. 40 yellowstone the OFFICI AL PAPER of DAWSON C OUNTY GLËN^ iTMONTANA. THüiïsDAY. Nnv. ■« io, K MONITOR WATER Ten Pages Steel Being Placed On Medora Glendive Gravel Donated By Northern Pacific Formal Bridge Opening Feby. First Completes Ocean to Ocean Trail rountv Surveyor R. T. Hurdle re letter last week from State cfciV j aV \\\ miss of North Dako r ' n ; 1 Jli I 1 ,'im that the construction !a t on the Red Trail bridge over Little Missouri River at Medora is 1 '»ing satisfactorily and that in will be completed and nil probability X 3535 , r h: TV*, Jgs BRIDGE TRAIL CRtcrto tr THi emu ietwecm eemo.n.b.' FALLON. MONT. FOB THI ^NATIONAL FARNE TRANE CONTINENTAL NMHWAY ANN. IN COlOFIHATION WITH OILUNM COUNTY N.& ready for traffic on or before the first of February. The letter also advised Mr. Hurdle, who is a member of the bridge construction committee, that the 500 cubic yards of Glendive gravel donated by the Northern Pacific Rail way company is about all used up and that the concrete construction work on the piers and approaches will have to be finished with Medora gravel, which is said to be of inferior quality. Glendive Gravel Perfect. Mr. Bliss stated that lie found the Glendive gravel to be so perfect in quality that it did not need to be wash xl, which is not the case with the material secured from North Da kota points. The steel began to arrive week be fore last, and is being put in place as fast as can consistently be done in work of that nature, under the super vision of Engineer Veigel of Dickin son, N. D. The structure, which will be over fiJO feet in length, consists of three steel spans resting on four concrete piers, and costing approximately $18, 000. The work is being done by the Illinois Bridge company of Chicago. From Ocean to Ocean. The opening of this structure for au tomobile traffic on or about February fir?l nex b supplies the only missing ■ n k in the chain of public highways rum New York City to Seattle known as the Red Trail, fostered by the Na tional Parks Transcontinental High ''a\ association, a branch of the Na , !i al Highway association founded in Washington, I), c. This is really the ''1.' Hans-continental highway from "«st to coast without a break, the otJler Hails such as the Lincoln High the Yellowstone Trail and the ^ e ' k e ' n K merely long stretches of r ° a,J ^tween large cities or important national parks or other centers. Glendive Gave Generously , * le city of Glendive, through its amber com merce as w'ell as by Mar subscription, raised 51500 bridge, a nearly as share of the cost of the heater m tllis amount is said to be i n Proportion to population DRESS Y (•(DRESS Isn't it a fact that November 25 th has just a little more > if not a great deal more, significance to you than in many seasons past? All over the United States is the impulse to express Thanks and Dress Up. * No need of paying more than you can easily afford to pay for that new Tailored-to-order Suit and Over coat that you've just put off buying—and of course ED. V. PRICE & CO. would naturally be your choice. Let us measure you today. DRESS UP We Sell Forsheim Shoes DRESS UP THE TOGGERY The Krug Block than the amount raised in any of the other cities along the route of the popular highway. Those Responsible. Much credit for the successful ef forts of the association in raising the money for the construction of the Me dora bridge is due to John Orchard secretary of the Dickinson Commer cial club, and the western branch of the Highway association, to President F. W. Turner of Dickinson, N. D., to First Vice-president J. P. Hardy of Fargo, N. D., and to Treasurer F. L. Conklin of Bismarck, N. D. Frank C. Hughes, manager of the local electric company, is the Glendive vice-president of the association. NEW JORDAN POOL ROOM NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS Steward Art Rawson of the Hotel Jordan, under whe^e supervision the improvement was planned and execut ed, advises that the newly-equipped billiard and pool parlor in the base ment of the hotel was thrown open to the public last week after being closed nearly a month for repairs. The new equipment consists of one billiard and three pool tables, the lat est and best product of the largest billiard supply faciory in the country. The cues, balls, racks and other bil liard room paraphernalia is also the very newest and best that could be bought. New cigar and candy cases have al so been installed, new linoleum laid and the walls and ceiling re-decorat ed. The room now presents a most cleanly and inviting appearance. Jas. Hanon of Minot, N. D., has been se cured by the management to take charge of that department of the hotel. The barber shop, adjoining the pool room, has also been refurnished and re-decorated entirely in white. Four new barber chairs of the very latest design have been added and large plate glass mirrors with white enamel fixtures now r adorn the walls. Charles Owens is still in charge. The Princess theatre in Sidney is showing the same vaudeville that comes to the Orpheum theatre in Glen dive and getting 25c and 35c admis sion. Not only that, but the people of that progressive berg are glad to pay the price for good, high class enter tainment. WATER FILTRATION FIRM ALSO CONSIDER WELL SUPPLY In connection with the plans of the proposed water filtration system, which appeared exclusively in the Monitor last week, it is stated by City Engineer Handforth that the engineer ing firm of Burns & McDonald of Kan sas City, Mo., who have the initial sur vey in charge, will also consider the oft-proposed plan of securing the city's water supply from wells to be sunk in the lowlands across the river. While it is not at all probable that this system will be used, it is known that Engineer C. A. Smith, on his re cent visit, went over the ground thor oughly with the idea of submitting to the city council an estimate of the cost of installation of a water supply drawn from that source. It is thought that this will be done so as to forever set at rest any idea of the promoters of the well theory that the proposition is either practic al or expedient, although it is known to have been put into use in many smaller towns than Glendive. After the exact estimate of the to tal cost of the proposed filtration sys tem is submitted by the engineering firm to the mayor and city council, a special election will be called and the date of the same advertised for four consecutive weeks in one or more of the local papers. If the bond issue election carries, the engineering firm will then prepare detailed plans and specifications for the work and will also supply blanks for the letting of the contract. They will also have a man on the ground at the time of the opening of the bids for construction and the letting of the contract and will also be represented after the work is finished so that the entire system can be inspected by them and passed upon if satisfactory. If an estimate of the well system of the city's water supply be furnished by the engineering concern, it will em body the construction of a number of shallow seepage wells in the city park north of the bridge, and will include the cost of piping and pumping the water to the reservoir on Hungry Joe. In that case no filtration plant will be needed. It is understood that the cost of the seepage system would be considerably lower than that of the proposed system of filtering the river water, the most important question be ing that of supply, it being thought by local engineers that not nearly enough water could be secured by that means to supply the city's present needs to say nothing of that of the fu ture. of to ers in the of to the ing that his THE LAMBERT PROMOTER TRIES TO SELL OUT An item in ihe November 15t.h is sue of the University of Montana News-Bulletin tells of the efforts of Editor M. A. Frizell of the Savage Yel lowstone Valley Star to dispose of his plant and paper at Lambert, known as the Lambert Promoter. The item states that Lambert is located in the only "dry" county in the state and also promises to furnish good reasons for selling, wtihout mak ing any apparent effort to connect the two statements in any way, although it is more than likely that they are co related more intimately than the worthy editor would have his friends believe. Lambert is said to be a "good" town and it is believed that it will continue to boom until the Great Northern rail road pushes onward west, after which it no doubt will hold its own as re gards normal development for it is sur rounded by a large territory of al most unequalled agricultural possibil ties. lict fhat men cate the forts Not I his lated ests show not with His ers' that ed the the has on ful by of in TWISTING the record SAYS EDITOR J. M. KENNEDY In defense of many Montana state senators, whom he claims are ardent farmers, Editor J. M. Kennedy of the Billings Journal-Tribune in a very able editorial early in the week, takes is sue with a statement made by A. B Stillman at the Farmers' Federation held recently in Lewistown to the ef fect that "only two senators in the last state senate were friendly to the in terests of the farmers of the state. The editorial follows: "In decidedly bad taste and utterly out of line with the truth was the statement made by A. B. Stillman at the recent meeting of the Farmers' Federation in Lewistown. While the convention was engaged in the work of electing a legislative committee, Mr. Stillman dramatically walked down the center aisle and made an impassioned plea to the delegates not to omit from their committee the name of Senator Fred Whiteside of Flathead county. Mr. Stillman said: 'Whiteside was the one of the two men in the last state senate who were friendly to the interests of the farm ers of the state.' Had the speaker con fined himself to the statement that Senator Whiteside was one of the men in the state senate who had consist ently advocated the cause of the farmer, no objection could have been raised. In point of fact, the senator from Flathead is an able, efficient and useful member of the upper branch of the legislature. But it is the plain truth, however, to say that Mr. Still man grossly exaggerated the facts when he stated that but two members of the last state senate were friendly to the interests of the agriculturists of the state. One would wonder in look ing over the record, who the other honorable member is. "Surely Mr. Stillman will not charge that Senator Thomas S. Hogan of Yel lowstone county was not fair in all of his official conduct towards the in terests of the Montana farmers* It cannot be that Mr. Stillman will charge that Senator Hogan was dere lict in any of his duties towards his fellow agriculturists. It is of record fhat Senator Hogan was one of the most efficient, faithful and valuable men that sat in the senate at the last session. There is not in the printed record a line or word that would indi cate unfriendliness or disloyalty or dereliction towards the agricultural interests of this state on the part of the senator from Yellowstone county. "Certainly Senator Dan O'Shea of Carbon county did not fail in his ef forts to advance legislation for the benefit of the farmers of Montana. Not once did he cast a vote or raise his voice against any measure calcu lated to benefit the agricultural inter ests of Montana. The record will not show that he did. Mr. Stillman will not dare to say he did. "Wherein did Senator Edwards of Rosebud fail or refuse to play square with the farming interests? He is a farmer himself and a successful one. His interests are allied with the farm ers' interests. Will Mr. Stillman say that Senator Edwards ever cast a vote against any measure that was intend ed to aid in the development of the agricultural resources of this state or the improvement of the condition of the Montana farmer? Mr. Stillman has recently acquired a reputation in Montana for being ready to say much on small provocation—yet it is doubt ful if he will say that Senator Edwards by his vote or voice expressed an un friendly attitude towards the farmers of this state. "Will Mr. Stlliman charge Senator (Continued on page eight) G. by the the a Soo for be 5th. son of Trade in Cattle Active in Dawson Heifers and Beef Steer Sales Like Old Times Bright Prospects for Local Cattlemen List of Consignments Judging by the number of cattle being shipped in and out of Glendive during the past and present seasons, the Dawson county seat seems to be n a fair way of regaining its old stand mg as the banner cattle shipping point in eastern Montana. Trade in Heifers Active Prominent among the local firms who have been shipping in heifers and selling them to local stockmen and farmers, is the old cattle concern known as August Ritz & Co., of which the pioneer stockman, Gus Ritz, is president. This outfit disposed of sev eral hundred head of prime heifers in the county, thus adding materially to the wealth of the community. D. B. McIntyre, representing a St. Paul stock firm, also succeeded in selling a large number of these young mortgage raisers" as they are some times called, as did several other well known cattle men who have been identified with the industry for years. Local Commission Firm Active. The local produce and stock com mission firm of Eustrom & Sinclair has been unusually active in this di rection and has succeeded in turning over some large stock deals since they entered the field several months ago. They have handled but few heifers G. N. AND SOO START NEW MONTANA FIGHT Hill's Promise of Extension is Believ ed to be Signal for Opening of Hostilities. Although officials of the Great Northern in St. Paul today have not been informed of the extension of tracks to Glentana, Mont., promised by L. W. Hill to residents of that town yesterday, it is believed the proposed line is a new phase of the contest for the transportation control of Mon tana between the Great Northern and the Soo line. Will Beat the Soo. Mr. Hill isTeported to have told the residents of Glentana that the Great Northern will enter the town before the Soo line, and within a year. The Soo line has plans for building west from Whitetail, Mont., its most west erly point. The Great Northern has a line to Scobey, fifty miles from Glen tana, which is almost parallel to the Soo line. Another Extension Proposed. Another construction undertaking for the coming season is believed to be the extension of the Lewistown New Rockford cut-off w r est from Enid, Mont., to Circle, a distance of seven ty-five miles.—St. Paul Dispatch, Nov. 5th. Mrs. Sam Lonbaken, Mrs. W. A. Rawson, Mrs. H. H. Strobach, Miss Luverne Strobach and Miss Abrahan son motored to see the old Indian grave. They collected a large number of beads, then motored to the H. H. Strobach home where a delightful luncheon was served.—Paxton Pilot. N. to the eastern markets. this fall, their principal business be ing in the shipment of large consign ments of sheep, hogs and beef steers The firm's largest deal so far was the shipment east, early in the fall, of an entire trainload of sheep raised in Dawson county. Last Friday they shipped a carload of fine steers on commission to Chicago for their local customers, the animals being raised and owned by Messrs. C. A. Thurston, president of the First National bank, E. B. Clark, Ernest Malkuch, William Boje, Andrew McCullouch and Mrs. Katherine Reynolds. Others Shipping Beef Cattle Other Dawson county stockmen who are shipping beef cattle to the eastern markets and getting what is consider ed a fair price for their product, are Mr. Hi. Griffith, the old timer from Morgan creek, who shipped a car load week before last; Wm. Brody of Bloomfield; Robert Lowrey of the famous "Cross S" ranch, and many others. E. S. Kinney is heading the list of Dawson county men who are shipping in heifers for stock raising purposes, having secured nearly 60 head so far this season. Eustrom & Sinclair are now making up a load each of hogs and cattle which they will ship to eastern mar kets next Friday, the shipment being composed of animals owned by vari ous local consignors. *î* *î* *î* *î* *î* •** •$* *i* •î* *5* ❖ MARKET REPORT ❖ GRAIN MARKET. As furnished each Thursday by the Eastern Montana Elevator Co.— Wheat— No. 1 Northern ................................$ .87 No. 2 Northern .................................84 No. 2 Northern .................................78 No. 1 Durum .......................................82 No. 2 Durum .....................................76 No. 2 Hard .........................................86 Flax No. 1 .......................................... 1.91 Flax No. 2 .......................................... 1.86 Rejected .............................................. 1.81 N. G ..................................................... 1.76 Barley .................................................38 Oats—cwt..........................................80 Rye .......................................................75 LIVESTOCK AND PRODUCE (Furnished each Thursday by Eustrom & Sinclair) Hogs—So. St. Paul Bulk ....................................$5.75 @ 6.10 Chicago— Top ...................................... 6.90 Bulk .................................... 5.75 @ 6.70 Cash Produce—Glendive— Hens ................. ........................... 8c Roosters ............ .......................... 4c Ducks ................. ........................... 10c Butter ............... ........................... 17%c Geese ................. ........................... 12%c Hides .................. ...............9 1 / £c to 10c..