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GLËN^ iTMONTANA. THüiïsDAY. Nnv. ■« io, K
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
, r h:
TV*, Jgs
CRtcrto tr THi emu ietwecm eemo.n.b.'
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
bridge, a
as share of the cost of the
m tllis amount is said to be
i n Proportion to population
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.
We Sell Forsheim Shoes
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.
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
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
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
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
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
I his
TWISTING the record
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)
Trade in Cattle
Active in
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
Hill's Promise of Extension is Believ
ed to be Signal for Opening of
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.
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.
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*
As furnished each Thursday by the
Eastern Montana Elevator Co.—
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
Rye .......................................................75
(Furnished each Thursday by Eustrom
& Sinclair)
Hogs—So. St. Paul
Bulk ....................................$5.75 @ 6.10
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..

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