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THE YELLOWSTONE MONITOR
Volute No. 46 GLENDIVE. MONTANA. THURSDAY. Dec. 30. 1915 Eight Pages S3* Telephone Company Buys City Hello Line Concern Sells to Mountain States—New Company Plans Improvements— Stipulation Not Stated One of the most important trans itions rerorded in recent years in city of Clemlive is the sale of the •nt ire telephone branch of the Glen ,i ve lient, Light Power company, to ,Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph company, of Denver, Co., a subsidiary of the great Hell Telephone Svstem. the holding corporation. While all the arrangements for the transfer of the property to the new concern were made on Tuesday, the actual possession will be recorded as of January 1. 1916. The purchase price was not made public. All Details Attended to. The details of the transaction on the part of the new concern were at tended to by ('. G. Cotton of Helena, the commercial superintendent of the company, and J. C Owens of Billings, the visiting manager of this division, known as the Northern division of the system, with headquarters in Helena. Others connected with the new con tern who were in town during the fore part of the week are: G. E. Berggren, traveling auditor; J. W. Gailey, man ager ot the Miles City office, and Carl C. Hill, division plant chief. Manag er Frank ('. Hughes represented the Glendive company, the authority for the sale having been given him at sev eral recent meetings of the board of directors and stockholders. New Concern Plans Extensions, h is understood that a new local plant chief will he appointed and that he will take charge by the first of next week. Two or three other new men «'ill also bo employed and they and Fitir families are expected to move in as soon as arrangements are com pleted. At the present time the local telephone system has about 550 sub ssribers and operates over 600 instru ments. The new concern will retain tiie Present force of five operators in dusivo of a chief the name of whom li:ts not yet been given out for publi '-•ation. it is understood that Miss •iabrl Jacobson has resigned her po ' Cm as chief and will levote her en ,ri time in future to the office busi of the local lighting and heating m»terii. it js said that because of employ ment of a larger number of """I'' by the new concern, the montli ( iu > roil w ill be almost double that T|1,J ol( * company within the coming 1,1 All the present employees will e retained and others added to the a ' ro " ,ruI1 ' time to time as condi *° ns warrant. Want Good Will of People The Mi mntain States Telephone & ' n, l<T Ww Management ° nie and try the Bungalow tor a Good Meal Wh| TE HELP ONLY A Big Special NEW YEAR'S DINNER will be served rcilestra Accompaniment t HE BUNGALOW Br yant & Co., Props. West Bell St. Telegraph company is known to be among the most active of the state's many boosting organizations. They will try to merit the good will of the people by giving them a better serv ice than they ever had before. They have planned to spend many thousands of dollars in rebuilding the local plant, which will eventually be a model of its kind. At the present time there is an average of 4,000 calls made per day, including both local and long distance pegs. There are but two public pay stations in the city, one in the Hotel Jordan writing room and the other in the local phone of fice. For the time being, at least, the office of the new concern will be lo cated in the electric company's build ing on Merrill avenue opposite Bell street. The local phone company con nects with the Moore Telephone com pany at Burns and also with the Pio nee Telephone company of Circle and Lindsay. The eastern terminus of the Moun tain States company is at present at Beach, N. D., and the line extends westward to Wallace, Idaho, where it is taken up by the Pacific Tel. & Tel. Co., another subsidiary company of the Bell system. The territory cov ered by the Mountain States company reaches from Canada to Mexico, tlirough seven states including Texas, being one-fifth of the entire United States. The company plans to spend $600, 000 in the northwest within the com ing year on new construction work and new toll lines connecting hun dreds of inland towns not now reach ed by phone. They expect to eventu ally have a transcontinental line reaching from coast to coast, and by the installation of receivers, costing $3,000 each, at Glendive, St. Paul and Pittsburgh, enable a person to speak from Glendive or any other western city direct to New York City and other Atlantic coast points. On November 1st, the same concern purchased the telephone plant at Terry from the Wright Telephone System, and since that time it has been made a part of the Northern di vision of the line. CORN SILAGE WITH ALFALFA FOR WINTER STOCK FEEDING No forage for winter use is as cheap and as good in its nutritive effect as corn silage. Used with alfalfa hay it forms a well-nigh perfect ration for many classes of farm livestock. Silos are not numerous in Montana. In several communities they have been tried and the interest is growing. County Agent Taylor of Miles City can probably count more silos than any other demonstrator of their value and use. Hillman at Kalispell, Han sen at Missoula, Christopher at Hunt ley and G. E. Piper, Dawson county agriculturist, have been spreading the silo gospel. In the west where lumber is plenti ful and cheap, wooden silos, staves or others are probably most practical. Concrete will be used where lumber i a too expensive. Pit silos are quite practical in dry areas and where money is scarce. For fifty or seven ty-five dollars a farmer may buy ma terial foi a pit silo to be put in with home labor. The silo project is one of the most important ones to be dis cussed at the county agriculturists conference at Bozeman, January 20 22, just before farmers' week. All the agricultural extension workers will attend farmers' week, January 24th to the 29th. WELL KNOWN YOUTH KILLED IN JOY RIDE One of the saddest fatal accidents that we have ever been called upon to chronicle, was that which occurred last Friday night, Christmas eve, when Roy C. Ferguson, aged 24 years, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralsey C. Fer guson of this city, died as the result of an automobile accident in which the car turned completely over and righted itself at the bottom of an embankment in the neighborhood of Riverside park. The accident is said to have occur red about ten o'clock on the night in question and, according to the finding of the coroner's jury at the inquest held on Tuesday, was caused by drunkenness and careless handling of the car, a Buick "6", by Charlie Bow lin the driver, and Vincent Carter, the operator. Both these young men are at present locked up in the coun ty jail awaiting further legal action by the county attorney, the exact na ture of which action has not yet been made public. The owner of the car is said to be Tony Glorioso, the form er proprietor of a South Side grocery. Rumor has it that the two arrested men, in a spirit of fun struggled for possession of the steering gear and that as a result of which the car ran off the road into the embankment, turning completely over sideways and landing top up on its wheels. When asked by his companions if he had been hurt, young Ferguson replied that he was all right. His actions be lied his words, however, and as he was seen to be in a fainting condition, ho was hurried to the Glendive Gen eral hospital where he expired short ly after. The car was a new Buick and was being operated and driven by the two men now under arrest as a livery car, being used largely, it is understood, in the red light traffic. The body was prepared for burial at Lowe's undertaking parlors, and the funeral was held Monday after noon from the M. E. church, the Rev. W. B. Bliss officiating. Interment was made in the city cemetery, the funer al being in charge of the local lodge of the Ancient Order of United Work men, nearly all the members of which body acted as active and honorary pallbearers. The deceased leaves a devoted father, mother and sister to mourn his loss. Phillip Hagan is home from college at Spokane to spend the holidays with his parents. How Long ? By Bart. V DISTANCE European NATIONS LONG PEACE CALL 191 JAN NAJWMMnMEfiW« A TEAR OLDER. WAITING FORTHE PEACE CAU. NATIVE DAUGHTER TO GIVE CONCERT MONDAY NIGHT Mrs. Irene Burns Albert, known from coast to coast as one of the most artistically successful church and ora torio sopranos in the country, returns to her native city of Glendive to ap pear in concert, after an absence of six years. Mrs. Albert recently returned from an extended visit to New York city where she studied and took up a sort of post-graduate course in higher vocal technique under such masters of the voice as M. Tanara, Herr Max Heinrich and Mme. Camille DeCreuse. For the past five years she has held the position of leading soprano solo ist at the First Presbyterian church in Portland, Ore., from which city comes some splendid press reports of her successes in that part of the coun try, several of the Portland papers re ferring to her as "one of Portland's own and most admired singers." Be sides church singing, Mrs. Albert has devoted considerable of her time to oratorio and concert work at which she is said to excel. She possesses a pure lyric soprano of remarkable beauty and flexibility and a stage and platform presence that fairly radiates her remarkably pleasing personality. Mrs. Albert is truly a native daugh ' ter, her parents being Mr. and Mrs. Sam E. Burns, one of the original pioneer families of this city. Their eldest son, Ralph, a student in his last year at the Oregon Agricultural col lege, is also in the city spending the holidays with them. Not only will the people be glad to • elcome this former Glendive girl to their midst, even on so short a visit, but they will be more than pleased, especially the lovers of high class vo cal music, to find that the out-of-town press reports of her marvelous gifts are in no sense exaggerated. The con cert will be given under the auspices of the Ladies Aid Society at the M. E. church, next Monday evening, Jan uary 3rd, 1916, at 8:30 o'clock. Ad mission 50c. T. A. Stewart of San Francisco, traveling representative of the Alex ander Hamilton Institute of Business and Commerce, New York City, was a business visitor in the city last week, calling on local business and profes sional men and bankers in the inter ests of his college. Mr. Stewart is on his way to the Big City to attend the annual convention of their sales men which is being held this week. He left for the east last Thursday. Enormous Payroll on Northern Pacific Past Two Months Break Traffic Records— Greater Number of Men Employed— Lumber Shipments Excel The general prosperity of the coun try at large is convincingly reflected by the enormous payroll this month and last on the Yellowstone division of the Northern Pacific Railway com pany. Last month the amount paid out by the local office of the road was $132,000. while this month the pay roll will amount to fully $130,000. These pay checks represent the amount of money paid out in salaries and wages to trainmen and engine men all over the division and to the local employees of the shops, round house, freight and other offices of the company. It is conservatively esti mated that nearly one-half of this amount goes to employees who work and actually reside in the city. Only during the most severe spell of hard times does the local payroll of employ ees actually residing in the city run below the $45,000 mark. Not Enough Trainmen. A well known local official is author ity for the statement that more men are employed on the Yellowstone di vision of the road than for the past three years and that nearly all the em ployees are working full time. The trouble for some time past has been to get enough trainmen, and this fact is said to account for so many new faces being seen among the "knights of the rail." On account of the scarc ity of brakemen, firemen and switch men a number of local positions had to be filled by out-of-town men, a large number of whom, it is thought, will continue to make their home in the city. Wheat Movement Falls Off. While the eastbound movement of | wheat during the month of November is said to have broken all local re cords, shipments of that commodity continue to drop off daily, local rail road men estimating that fully 33 1-3 percent of all the grain in the county is being held for an expected increase in price. That wheat will reach the top price of $1.50 within the next few months, unless the wheat manipulat MONTANA EXHIBIT TO BE KEPT AT SAN DIEGO FAIR Helena, Dec. 28.—The Montana ex hibit at the San Diego exposition will he maintained during the coming year according to a decision made by the Montana Panama-Pacific exposition commission at a meeting held here to day. At the meeting it was disclosed that former Senator W. A. Clark had agreed to subscribe $3,000 to the fund necessary to maintain the exhibit. It is estimated by the commission that it will require $4,600 to install, move and keep up the display during the year. So confident is the commission of securing the remainder of the money that it wired Frank Hazelbaker to get the building in shape and to arrange the exhibit. While the Montana building at San Diego, which was built by Senator Clark, and which secured second prize at the exposition, will not be closed during the next month, the Montana exhibit will not be installed until the latter part of January. A number of repairs must be made be tween now and that date. As a method to secure the balance of the money needed, the commission has decided to appeal to the commer cial clubs for a donation of $50 each. There remains to be raised only a little over $1 ,100 and there is not the slightest doubt but that the 22 clubs in Montana will be willing to sub scribe that amount. ors succeed in engineering a strenu ous "bear" movement, is the opinion at the present time of the farmers themselves, many of whom are prone to watch and follow the activities of Jimmy Patton, the Chicago wheat king, whom, it is said, is quitely buy ing up an enormous line of May fu tures in the expectation of selling out later on at a record-breaking profit. Lumber Business Revives. While the wheat shipments de crease, the through transportation of lumber from the coast more than makes up for that loss in revenue to the railroads. It is said that not for a great many years has the lumber in dustry has such favorable prospects as at present. More men than ever are now employed in the great lumber regions of the northwest and trainload after trainload of both dressed and rough lumber passes almost daily through Glendive to Chicago and to other Great Lake points for re-ship ment further east by steamer. It is not known to just what extent the temporary closing of the Panama Can al can be thanked for this condition of transportation prosperity, but we have yet to talk to a railroad man from trackwalker to general manager who has failed to give that as the sole reason for the present general in crease in railroad business. Supt. Lantry Sends Greetings. Following the custom recently es tablished on many divisions of the Northern Pacific system, Superintend ent T. H. Lantry has mailed to every employee of the road on this division a Christmas card, conveying the good wishes of the officials for the coming year of 1916. Ralph Burns, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam E. Burns of this city, arrived in town late Friday afternoon from Cor vallis, Oregon, to spend the holidays with his parents. Mr. Burns is at tending the Oregon State Agricultural college, from which institution he ex pects to graduate this spring to take up the profession of veterinary surg eon and will probably go into the stock raising business in this county later on. *|* »*. .J. *1* -*♦ V ^ ❖ MARKET REPORT ❖ .|. »*. .j* %* -J* 4* 4 GRAIN MARKET. As furnished each Thursday by the Eastern Montana Elevator Co.— Wheat— No. 1 Northern ................................$1.06 No. 2 Northern ................................ 102 No. 1 Durum ...................................... 1.01 No. 2 Durum .....................................98 No. 3 Northern .................................96 Hard Winter .................................... 103 Flax No. 1 ...................................... 2.02 Flax No. 2 ........................................ 1-97 Barley .................................................46 Oats per cwt................................... 100 Rye .......................................................75 For Â Genuine Home Cooked Meal 25c AMD UP With Cleanliness, Quality and Quick Service, try The Home Cafe West Bell St.