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VOL. VIT NO. 48.
Electric Light Plant
Sold to Stock Company
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John Listerud Disposes of Business for $65,000—New
Company with $100,000 Capitalization—Shares to be
$10 Each—Many Local Business Men Interested—
R. J. Moore, President—A. P. Tills, Manager.
By the terms of an agreement en
tered into last week by John Listerud
and business men of Wolf Point and
Whitefish, The Wolf Point Electric
Light and Power Plant will be taken
over within a few weeks by a stock
company which will incorporate un
der the above name.
Application has been made with
the secretary of state for a charter
for the new company, with R. J.
Moore, C. O. Moore and A. P. Tills
as incorporators. These three men
will have charge of the details of or
ganization and the sale of stock.
The capitalization of the new compa
ny will be $100,000 and at least $70,
000 worth of stock will be sold now.
The par value of shares will be plac
ed at $10 with the idea of distribut
ing it among a large number of lo
cal citizens. N. S. Qison, Rock D.
Fredericks, Wm. N. Parent and A.
P. Tills, all of Whitefish, are inter
ested in the deal and spent several
days in Wolf Point last week. It is
understood that all of these gentle
men stand ready to take substantial
blocks of stock out of whatever part
remaining unabsorbed by local sub
scriptions. Mr. Olson, who is a bro
ther of C. J. Severson of this city,
is still here and has stated his inten
tion to move here from Whitefish.
R. J. Moore Head« Company
A tentative organization of the
new company has been agreed upon,
and will undoubtedly become perma
nent, making K. X Moore president,
C. O. Moore secretary and A. P. Tills
R. J. Moore is well known
in this community, being one of the
largest stockholders in the Wolf
Point Hotel Company, owners of the
Sherman, and a stockholder and di
rector in the First State Bank,
is recognized as a substantial and
successful business man. His name at
the head of any enterprise is an ex
cellent guarantee that the enterprise
is launched upon a sound basis and
is headed toward certain success.
C. O. Moore is a son of R. J. Moore
and manager of the Sherman hotel,
and one of the broad-gauge, live-wire
business men of the city. He states
that within a short time his father
will change his residence from Glas
gow to Wolf Point.
A. P. Tills is manager of the elect- |
ric light plant at Whitefish and in i
that position has established a high !
reputation as an engineer who tho- !
rniiP-hlv nndprstandq Hip bnsinp« of
supplying electrical service It is said
that he has made a splendid success
of the Whitefish plant and has :
brought it to a point where the ser
vice is so good and the rate so reas
extensively for power and for heat as
well as for lighting. The day load
of the Whitefish plant is said to be
equal to the night load, which works
out for the greatest possible economy
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in the matter ot expense, the new
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"Groceries to the front'
new policy at the McAllen store and
accordingly the grocery stock has
been moved to the front of the store
on the west side, which is where it
was located in former times when
the place was known as the Traders'
is the
large grocery trade and there will be
a chance for a grocery display in the
big west window. The rear room
now occupied by the shoes and fur
nishings is well adapted for this pur
pose and the change is expected to
work out to the advantage of both
The large stocks of mens,' women's
and children's shoes and gents' fur
nishings have been moved into the
section formerly occupied by the
Manager Ryan believes
that the new arrangement holds some
important advantages as it affords
more room to take care of the store's
Arrangements for the irrigation
meeting to be held in Wolf Point at
the Liberty theatre next Saturday
afternoon, January 24, at 2:30, un
der management of Secretary
F oorj insure a meeting of unusual
interest. R. M. Connor, government
Poplar, has accepted Mr. Foor's in
vitation to be present, and has writ
ten that he has sent for a set of
slides, especially made to assist with
an illustrated talk on irrigation.
Sam Teagarden, who is the prin
cipal speaker at the series of meet
ings being held along the Great
Northern line, is one of the best
qualified men in the state to handle
the subject in an instructive way,
and he will bring with him Mr. Zan
hiser, an engineer of much exper
ience in this line of work.
The time of the meeting was
changed from evening to afternoon
in order that it might be held in the
engineer, located at
theatre, and because it is believed
that a better attendance would be
possible at an afternoon meeting.
The citizens of both town and coun
try are urged to take advantage of
j this opportunity to learn some of the
elemental points of getting an irri
gation project organized.
There is a strong sentiment among
the best informed business and agri
cultural men of the state that the
one tb® most essential and impor
^a n ^ steps toward bringing our state
ln ^° J ts own -
irrigation of our irrigable lands is
Three games of basketball in which
the school teams of Culbertson, Bain
ville and Wolf Point participated,
were the athletic events for last Fri
day and Saturday nights. The Wolf
Point high sch ° o1 girls went to Cul '
bertson and - met the girls ' team <> f
the Culbertson school Friday night
Wlth the re sult that Culbertson won,
22 to 14 ' The followin S night our |
girls P layed at Bainville and lost to |
the home team by a score of 10 to6 * !
Saturday night the Culbertson |
and Wolf Point bigh fjool boys 'I
teams Played in the local high school
gy ™' the home team ™ ing a
rather easy vlctory over the vlsltors
1 bya sc< 7 T e ° f 32 . to ^
I The W ° lf P °i nt ^ . r f urned
home on 3 Saturday night, and
were met by nearly the entire high
J ,
school and escorted to the school
building where the seniors, sopho
mores and freshmen served a most
appetizing lunch consisting of sand
wiches, coffee, cake and fruit to the
junior class, the high school faculty
and the three basketball teams.
Next Saturday night the Wolf
Point boys' and girls' teams play at
Poplar against the boys' and girls'
teams of that school.
Monday night of this week, people
slept on the fifth floor of a biulding
for the first time in Wolf Point. This
was the night of the B. of R. T.'s
grand ball, and the Sherman hotel
was crowded with guests. Some of
the rooms on the new fifth floor are
P. P. Schneider, a traveling sales
man for Armour & Go., was the first
guest to register for one of the top
floor rooms, and he was assigned to
room 402. Nearly all of the rooms
on this floor will be ready within
another week, which will enable the
Sherman to better take care of its
now finished and beds were set up
and the rooms used,
increasing business.
Managers and stockholders of j Glenn Vinson of Wolf Point was
many of the farmers' elevators of elected temporary chairman and C.
Phillips, Valley, Roosevelt, Sheridan i P. Martin of Saco was elected tem
j and Richland counties, together with . porary secy-treas. Committees on
j county agents and marketing experts, by-laws and resolutions wex - e ap
are holding a meeting at the Sher- pointed and the meeting took a re
! man hotel this afternoon. ' cess until 5:30 to give the commit
tees time to perform their work.
A businessmen's dinner will be
given for the visiting delegates at
6:30. The program for the afternoon
After a preliminary meeting and
discussion, at which F. J. Chase,
county agent of this county, presid
ed, a motion was passed to organize
the Northeastern Montana Co-Oper
ative Elevator Association.
Address of Welcome
Mayor of Wolf Point
"Some Opportunities of a Farmers' Elevator'' . H. L. BEERS
State Marketing Specialist, Bozeman
"Some Buying the Farm Bureau Has Done in Toole
County that the Farmers' Elevator Could Do''.
County Agricultural Agent, Toole Co., Shelby
What Other Farm Bureaus in the State Have Done
in Buying"
County Agent Leader, Bozeman
"Duties of the Farmers' Elevator from the Farmers'
Standpoint" ..
President Roosevelt County Farm Bureau, Culbertson
2:45. "Distribution of Poison Bait".
County Agent, Valley County, Glasgow
"Some Marketing Problems"
County Agent, Phillips County, Malta
"Elevator Accounting" .
Sec.-Treas. Northeast Mi
;na Auditi
'Financing Farmers in Buying Seed" .
Chairman County Commissioners, Roosevelt Co., Mondak
'Our Own Problems," Open Discussion ..
Led by Glenn Vinson, Manager of Wolf Point Equity
Co-Operative Elevator
Ass'n., Homestead
3 : 45 .
Business Men's Dinner
Visiting Delegates and Wolf Point Business Men
Hugh N. Marron, Toastmaster
Sherman Hotel
Theatre Party for Visitors
Given by the Commercial Club of Wolf Point
Liberty Theatre
A fire started by live coals in
ashes deposited against the west wall
of the building occupied by the Ar
cade Cafe burned its wav into the
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wall and gained a fair start before
it was discovered early Monday
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morning. Being sheltered from the
wind, and confined between the in
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wall, held the fire from getting a
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i better start and reaching a more
dangerous stage. The night shift in
the cafe smelled the smoke for near
side and outside sheathing of the
ly an hour before they were able to
locate its source,
looked in the basement and around
Naturally they
the furnace pipes and chimney. Af
ter it was discovered that the build
ing was really on fire an alarm was
turned in and the department was
soon on the ground. The fire was
extinguished with the aid of the
Amical en e ine and without turning
on the water. The location of the
fire could scarcely have been more
dangerous, being in the midst of a
number of frame buildings,
exceedingly important that every
body exercise the greatest caution in
^ bandling of ashes -
Smith, acting under orders from the
It is
Fire Chief
city counciI ' recently issued a strict
order ' Acting that ashes be kept
in metal cans or else s P r ®ad on the
ground and carefully covered with
uAinC Al LÄJI mill DIE
The All-Stars, Havre's crack bas
ketball team, which had agreed to
come here for a game tonight, backed
up at the last minute and wired this
morning that they would not be here.
This is very disappointing to the lo
cal team as they had gone to the ex
pense of advertising the game and
had sold a large number of tickets.
The message from the Havre team
"Manager Berlin:
All-Stars unable to come. One
sick, one stalled in the country,
no substitute. Very sorry but
conditions cannot be helped.
Will have you HERE later.
This might look all right if it were
not for the last sentence. The
"Wolves" feel that it looks just a lit
tie like the Havre boys would rather
try conclusions on their own floor,
The locals are willing to play a re
turn game, but the agreement called
for the first game to be played here,
The Wolves have played all their,
games but one away from home.

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! stltutes J be ' ng h ? ld f ° r „ the * ndlans
1 occurred at Chicken Hill on Tuesday
j of this week. Superintendent E. D.
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: Mossman of the Fort Peck agency
conducted the institute and was as
y *
sisted by County Agent F. J. Chase.
Various subjects relating to farming
I in this section of the country were
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taken up. Among the subjects dis
cussed were .
Corn on the Fort Peck Reservation
—Farmer Roth.
Stock Raising Possibilities— S. J.
Gopher Extermination— County
Agent F. J. Chase.
Grazing Conditions on the Reser
Supt. E. D. Mossman.
Following this program of talks
there was a general discussion by all
Indians, after which there were
h * a P big ea Jf for everybody.
In s P lte of the cold weather, nearly
a hundred Indians attended the meet
organizing a number of farmers'
Promotion of better farming.
' n ® a t Chicken Hill.
Supt. Mossman says that they are
clubs among the Indians for the
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Thos. R. Forbes, clerk of court,
furnishes a list of those drawn for
' ur y d "'y :|;r February term ot
court 0n the list are the f ol i owing
citizens of local addresses:
To Report Feb. 9, 1920
Fred Matterud, Wolf Point.
A. L. Allen, Volt.
Robert Hunt, Wolf Point
P. A. Campbell, Wolf Point.
Chas. Sands, Wolf Point.
Ole Halle, Wolf Point.
F. R. Hass, Wolf Point.
H. O. Hefstad, Wolf Point.
Wm. Knoor, Wolf Point.
C. H. Johnson, Wolf Point.
W. H. Katzenmeyer Wolf Point.
J. F. Zeller, Wolf Point.
A. A. Heiderbrecht, Volt.
V. Lidgaard, Wolf Point.
Wm. C. Johnson, Wolf Point.
R. L. Quackenbush, Wolf Point.
Frank H. Livingston, Wolf Point
To Report Feb. 10, 1920
W. J. Buckman, Wolf Point
Chester Grace, Wolf Point.
Henry Carlson, Volt
Jacob P. Harn, Volt
D. J. Best, Wolf Point.
H. P. Wood, Wolf Point.
Classes in Nursing
Start Next Thursday
Course Lasts Fifteen Days—Many Women Interested—
Canvass of City Will Give Everyone a Chance to Join
—Only Nominal Fee Charged—Paid Executive Secre
tary Also Coming to Aid in Relief in the County.
SCORE 45 TO 35
The Wolves, the classy city basket
ball team, returned Saturday morn
ing from a trip to Stanley and Minot,
North Dakota, after playing a game
in each place. The boys did not re
turn with as good a record as they
had hoped for but have nothing to
apologize for. They went up against
two of the very best teams in that
state and came out with one tie and
one defeat.
The Stanley team is husky and the
game was rough to the limit,
hall is small, far from a regulation
basketball room, and has numerous
peculiarities such as a big hot stove
and a piano to be played around. The
Stanley boys have played in the room
for years, and a visiting team, play
ing in the place for the first time,
are at a disadvantage. But for all
this the Wolves scored 15 field bas
kets to 13 by the Stanleys, but the
latter made four points on free
throws from fouls allowed by the
1 referee.
At the end of the regular period of
play the score was 26-26.
As pro
vided for in the rules of the game,
an extra 6-minute period was played,
We scored one basket and the game
s « em , ed won ' but at th * very last of
the last minute Stanley shot one
through the loop. Another 5-mmute
period was played and the North Da
if , .
t kotans semed to have the game won
by connecting with another basket.
Then comes "Kandy" and "tips" one
into the ring from a play off at the
very last opportunity.
Then an incident came up that
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Many house and building owners
have applied for their proper num
bers for their property but a few
have neglected to do so. City En
gineer Dowell is anxious that the ap
plications should all come in and
urges the delinquents to hurry up.
It costs nothing to apply for your
number and blanks for that purpose
may be had at almost any business
place. The metal numerals, which
may be bought at all three of the
hardware stores and at A. M. Behn
er's on the Northside, cost but a few
cents. Numbering the buildings of
the city is the first step toward se
curing free delivery of mail.
Let's get busy and get it done.
Monday after spending several weeks
in the oil district of W yoming to get
a close-up view of the business of
oil producing. Hundreds of wells,
Mr. Jones says, have been drilled
around Casper and Graybull and
practically every one is a producer,
One hundred, or more, cars per day
of oil are being shipped out of Las
per. The whole country is oil crazy ,
the people don't talk about anything
else but oil. If a stranger innocently
tries to talk about something else he
is looked upon as an intruder, and
nobody will listen to him.
The crude petroleum is selling at
$3.33 per barrel at the wells, and
from 50 to several hundred barrels
J. F. Jones returned to this city
are pumped from each well per 24
hours. Several refineries have been
erected and are in operation.
While there Mr. Jones secured
leases on large areas of oil lands and
returns here to organize a company
to engage in the business of oil pro
duction and has some of the substan
tial men of the town interested.
Miss Blanche Townsend, the train
ed Red Cross nurse who has been en
gaged to conduct classes in home
nursing and home hygiene, will come
to Wolf Point on No. 3 next Wed
nesday, and the first classes will be
held on Thursday, Jan. 29. A great
many women have expressed their
intention of joining these classes, but
in order that everyone may have an
opportunity to join who might wish
to, and with a view to being able to
present the matter in detail to any
who are interested, a canvass of the
entire town is going to be made be
tween now and the date of the open
ing of the fifteen-day course.
The classes will meet in the domes
tic science room of the high school.
The course comprises fifteen lessons
of two hours each, and it is expected
that there will be at least three, and
probably four, classes formed. The
fee is only $1.00, which includes the
price of text-books used. By a spe
cial arrangement, high school girls
desiring to take either course will be
admitted free. The local Red Cross
chapter will take care of the bulk of
the expenses, as the fee charged does
not begin to cover the cost of getting
the nurse here and fitting up th«
At Culbertson, where Miss Town
send is conducting classes now, the
ladles are very much pleased with
j the work and consider that a single
lesson is worth the price of the en
edge gained at one of these lessons
™ ay ™an the ability to save a life
in sorae critical situation,
course—and, indeed, the knowl
Executive Secretary
At a meeting of the executive com
mittee of the Red Cross held Wed
nesday afternoon, it was decided to
employ a paid executive secretary,
in the person of Miss Agnes Aitkin,
who is at present at Culbertson, and
who will work along the lines of
home service and relief work. Mr.
Ecklund, who was present at the
j meeting, strongly advised employing
I her, and it was upon his recommend
| ation that the committee finally de
| cided to do so, after considerable dis
; eussion as to the advisability of pay
j ing out the amount of money neces
sary to employ a secretary,
Miss Aitkin, who was sent to Cul
bertson by the Northern Division of
the Red Cross, is spoken of as a high
ly trained social worker. She has
been in the employ of the federal
government, and was engaged in Red
Cross work even before the war. For
a time she did field investigative
work, with the California State Wel
fare Committee and the Russell Sage
Familiar with Conditions
Miss Aitkin will travel all over the
county consulting and investigating
cases called to her attention, and ex
pects to have the co-operation of the
I county superintendent, county cora
| missioners, board of health, physi
■ cians and others who are in a posi
tion to bring needy cases to her at
tention. She has lived in Montana
j for a time> and pro bably knows con
j Citions as well as any other executive
; secretary who might be secured from
; a distance. So far practically all the
f arn ji| es that have appealed to the
i oca j R ed Cross for relief, have been
j j n guch urgent need and so patently
deserving that the question of in
V estig a tion was a secondary matter,
1 arCj doubtless, throughout the
' country> numerous other families,
really in need of aid, who hesitate to
appeal for this aid from a sense of
pride, and it is such cases as this
that Miss Aitkin wjll be able to get
in touch with and to help.
Putting in Elevator«
E. B. O'Neill and H. C. Petton of
Butte, expert elevator men, are en
gaged in installing the elevators in
the Sherman hotel, and in the course
of a week or ten days, you will hear
that familiar slogan "Going Up,
you happen to be around the Sher
man lobby.

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