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$2.00 Î>ER YEAR
North side
Popping Plant Lacks Capacity
and is Expensive
In this issue of the Herald will be
found the publication of Ordinance
No. 83, calling for a special election
on Saturday, April 10th, to decide
the question of authorizing bonds in
the sum of $50,000 to be used in in
creasing and extending the city's
water system. This ordinance was
passed by the city council on March
The question of adequate w-ater
supply and fire protection comes be
fore the property owners of the city
as the biggest item in municipal im
provements contemplated this year,
and calls for the thoughtful consid
eration of voters. The city council
was impelled to its action in calling
the special election by the real and
urgent need of a municipal water
system of much greater capacity
than the present one. The plant now
in use was planned in 1916 and built
in 1917, and based on the expected
population of 1000 or 1200 people.
Since then the large and populous
Northside district has sprung up and
been added to the city and the South
side has more than doubled in popu
The pumping capacity of the pres
ent plant is 43,200 gallons per eight
hours. On may days during the past j
year it has been necessary to oper
ate the pump much more than a
working day and as high as eighteen
hours per day to supply the needs
of that part of the Southside that is
using city water. The pumping of
water with the present outfit has
been done at expense far in excess
of what it should be.
Estimate of Needs
The normal need of the city at its
present size is put at 283,000 gal
lons per day. This total is made up
of four items. 125,000 gallons for
domestic use; 8,000 gallons for
sprinkling; 50,000 gallons for flush
ing sewers; and a fire reserve of
100,000 gallons. This estimate is
of course based on summer- season
that this
needs and does not mean
amount of water would be used
every day, but it means that there
would be days when it might be
needed. The reserve for fire pro
tection of 100,000 .gallons would
supply three %-inch nozzles for two
hours and might be required any
day or night by a good sized fire.
, Last summer during the lawn sprink
ling season, sufficient water could
not be accumulated to allow the
proper flushing of the sewers. As a
result they became in a condition to
clog easily, and required exti'a use
less expense to clear them. The need
of water on the big north side is
great, and is very meagrely supplied
at present. Northside property own
ers have petitioned for an extensive
water improvement district and it
wilk be impossible to supply it from
the present plant. The Northsiders
are entitled to all of the improve
ments which the Southside has and
the most urgent of them is water.
The issuing of these water bonds
will not necessarily mean increased I
taxes, as the law under which such j
an issue is authorized provides that.
the net proceeds received by the city I
from water rentals shall go into a '
fund to be used for the redemption
of the bonds. A water system of
adequate capacity could be operated
economically so that low rates would
still yield some profit to put into
such a fund.
Affects Insurance Rates
There is no more essential need
in any city than water and this is j
especially true where scanty rainfall
makes sprinkling of lawns and gar
dens necessary. The difference in
insurance rates effected by an ade
quate water supply goes a long way
toward the cost of a water system. 1
The council has taken all these and
in 1
other points into consideration
their decision to call this election, j
and the Herald believes that their
action is based on a municipal policy
that is both wise and necessary. Ac-1
tion was called for at this time as
it would be a difficult matter, or at
; least a hazardous matter to attempt
I to go through another summer sea
| son with the present water supply.
1 Other important considerations bear
| ing on the question will be taken
I and discussed in the issues before the
! date of the election.
Sherman T. Cogswell writes from
San Diego, where he and his sister
have been spending the winter, that
they expect to return home soon, as
it is getting too warm for comfort
Mr. Cogswell will have to
hurry if he gets home for the open
ing of the Sherman hotel, which was
named in his honor.
At several recent meetings, the
board of trustees of School District
No. 45 have considered the pressing
question of teachers' salaries. It is
well known to be true that teachers'
salaries in nearly all parts of the
country have not been advanced in
proportion to the pay received by
workers in other fields. Much agita
tion of the question is being carried
on and teachers are organizing and
carrying on very proper propaganda
to protect their interests. The mat
ter has reached a point where it is
simply a choice of increasing salaries
or going without properly qualified
teachers next year.
Confronted with these facts, the
board decided on a schedule of sal
aries that mean substantial raises
and will in most instances be satis
factory to this year's teaching force,
Superintendent Livingston is work
ing under a three-year contract,
signed nearly two years ago, but the
"board is not disposed to take advan- !
tage of this fact and voted him a j
next year. Miss Redder of the
commercial department has been re
»!.*««• Tho superinten
dent, principal and commercial
teacner arc engaged on a twelve
months' basis. The remaining high
school teachers will be hired for ten
months with salaries fixed at from
practically complete, and Mr. Young
is showing his friends what is proba
bly the finest cooling plant to be seen
in this part of the state. A large
cooling room was excavated below
the icehouse which stands at the rear
of the shop. The ice compartment
holds ninety tons of ice, or sufficient
to last all summer. The cooling
chamber below is massively con
structed of concrete and timbers to
bonus above his contract for next
year. The salary of the high school
principal was set for $2,000, and E.
Y. Poore has been re-engaged for
1 10 ' .
;I salarles are " xed a *- f rom $1,125 to
$1,400, the minimum figures being
Grade teachers'
for ^ a <*ers newly engaged,
cases these salaries are for teachers
j (Continued on page six)
In all
W. L. Young, proprietor of the
Valley Market and Grocery, has
been at work on extensive changes
and improvements in his plant for
several months. The work is now
furnish ample support for the great
weight above. A few days ago when j
the Herald reporter was shown
through the place, it was well stock
e d with delicious looking meat. Mr.
Young stated that they had just hung
eighty quarters of beef besides a !
quantity of pork, veal and mutton.
l n front of the cooling room is a
store room of large capacity. A
steam outfit for testing cream is
about to be installed.
The Market sales room has been
enlarged and rearranged and is now
decidedly convenient and attractive,
The walls and fixtures are finished
in white enamel, which makes for
sanitation and cleanliness. The sales
and display counter and cases are
arranged in a rectangle with aisles
extending entirely around, affording
an excellent opportunity for the eus
tomer to see the great quantities of
meats and meat products on display,
One must certainly travel to a
much larger place than Wolf Point
to find another market plant on a
par with that of the Valley Market,
Top 'o the Mornin' to You
Say "Dinty" and his Gang
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Wolf Point Bids Neighbors Welcome Next Wednesday
to Sherman's Grand Opening—Free and Easy Western
Fun Amid Modern Surroundings—Morning to Morn
ing Program of Entertainment and Revelry.
"Something doing every minute,"
is the promise of "Dinty" Moore and
his gang for the big opening day,
and don't forget that there will be
. ..
evening and those who have had a
chance to judge it say that it is a
high class show and rare entertain-:
nient from beginning to end. The
banquet, the most elaborate ever
prepared in the city, will be served
beginning at five o'clock. From j
after the close of the theatre for ■
probably the rest of the night there
will be the big dance at the Colise- :
urn. A ten-piece orchestra will fur-1
nish the music at the banquet and j
a lot of minutes from the beginning
of St. Patrick's Day in the morning
until the rosy dawn of the morning
It will be team work all through,
the hotel company, Manager Moore,
the Commercial Club, the citizens in
general—every bloomin' soul will
be pulling together. From the time
the train arrives Wednesday morn
ing until the last visitor departs, the
efforts of every one will be bent on
furnishing entertainment that enter
tains and making every one feel at
There will be some special stunts
along the street that will be better
appreciated if they are not described
before they are pulled off. There
will be the Lawn Party Minstrels at
the Liberty theatre, afternoon and
home and welcome,
at the ball. The Wolf Point Band ,
has been engaged to play throughout j
the day.
In writing of the annua! sale of
the Missouri-Yellowstone Pure Bred
Association the Valley Tribune tells
of the splendid price records being
made by Roosevelt county animals
raised on the stock farm of Lowe &
Powers, as follows:
"Lowe & Powers, local Shorthorn
breeders, again topped the sale, as
they have done for the past three!
vears and to them 'elm" the record
years, ana to men. (iin B wie lauru,
of selling the highest priced animal
that ever passed through the sales
ring at Williston. Not being content
to rest upon their laurels of the past
two years when they topped the sale,
two years ago with the record price
of $1025 for a nine months old calf
and last year raised the ante to
[$1085, this year they boosted the
bet to $1255, this sum being paid
by B. W. Ayler of Grandin, N. D.,
for a two-year-old heifer. In pass
ing we might state that Mr. Ayler is
one of the biggest Shorthorn breed
ers in the United States and when
he purchases an animal to add to his
herd it is undisputable evidence that
it is a top-noteher. Mr. Ayler also
bought another two year old heifer
from the Mar-Car herd paying $1180
from the Mar-Car herd paying $1180
The Mar-Car herd of Lowe &
for it.
Powers not only topped the salbs in
the two instances mentioned, but al
so in five additional cases selling an
imals under two years old for $1180,
$1100, $1010, $1000, $910 and $800
their nearest competitor being a four
year old cow owned by U. L. Burdick
of Williston and purchased by R. R.
Ueland of Antelope.
"Eighty-two head of cattle pass-j
ed through the sales ring on the first
day of the sale and brought for their
owners the tidy sum of $25,265.00,
or an average of $405.45 per head,
and of this amount the Mar-Car herd
owned by Lowe & Powers, contribu
ted twelve head for which they re
ceived the insignificant sum of $9,
065.00, or an average of a trifle in
head, and
excess of $755.00 per
which topped the sale both as a
bunch and as individuals.
"This is the record price paid for
cattle of any breeding ever sold at
the sales of this association and the
Manager Claude Moore has secur
ed a big feature in the way of a
Wild West Show that cannot fail to
be a big favorite with the visitors.
of the old-time days.
The Sherman Will be complete and ;
ready from top to bottom. The dec- ;
orating is being done in the Palm ,
Room this week, and that is the last j
of the work on the enlargement and j.
alteration of the big structure. A
piece of hard luck was bumped into.
last week when the motor of the !
passenger elevator burned out, but :
an elevator expert arrived within a I"
few hours and a new motor was
This is an aggregation of Elks from
Havre, men and women, who stage
: a reproduction of the early-day
dance-hall bar room scenes. Drink
j ing, gambling, gun-play and a whole
sale spirit of "Powder River, Let 'er
Buck." There will be money with
out end stacked on the gaming tables
and shoved across the bar. All the
; old favorite games will be there—
roulette, dice, wheel of fortune, stud
| and draw, faro, fan-tan. There will
( be cowboys in chaps totin' guns and
cartridge belts, and there will be i
dance-hall girls in cow-girl attire and i
the way they all will lick up the red
liquor the vicious looking bar-keeps
shove out to them! And yet there
is the assurance that nobody will be
hurt and there will be nothing offen
sive. It will be j'ust a living movie
win ■ for and will, it is expected, ar
ri v -e and be installed before the
X'l"- ■ ■ big opening,
predictions ... freely ™.Ie th.. th„
. is just the beginning. Farmers from
a11 th ® eastern counties of Montana
-d the western tier of counties m
| *° rth k)akota 'J ere m « attendance ^
j saR ' and from "
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, of the stock era in this part of the
! country and that before many years
W P^ed these sales will be one
01 the bl S events of the y ear '
On the first afternoon of the state
basketball tournament, Livingston
won from Missoula, 27 to 13; Butte
won f rom Fairview, 31 to 15; and
B ig Timber defeated Stevensville,
23 to 11. On the second day Billings
trimmed Glasgow, 63 to 7; Libby
beat Whitehall, 23 to 22; and Mis
S oula bested Fairview, 28 to 11.
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That real music and splendid en
tertainment can be skillfully blend
ed and presented by a company of I
only three people is demonstrated by
the Artists Trio, to be here Satur
; day, March 20th, at the Liberty the
! a tre on the Lyceum Course. Three
young ladies of unusual talent con- j
stitute this splendid company which !
has won such enthusiastic reports
from press and public alike through- ,
: out the middle west.
Vivian Graves, contralto, is a solo
j i s t of recognized standing in Chica
jgo. She posseesses an unusually fine
voice with rich colorful tones and |
Her selections are well ■
wide range,
adapted to satisfy the musically crit
| ical as well as those people desiring
lighter airs. Corinne Jessup, reader
and pianist, occupies a place of
prominence on every program. As
either reader or pianist, this charm
; ing young lady could satisfactorily
entertain you for ân evening alone,
Vera MacKelvife, cartoonist, adds a |
delightful touch to the entertain- j
î ment end of the evening. She is ;
as a "chalk
particularly gifted
talker" and brings many a laugh j
with her.
Rev. R. H. Stone of Havre, a bro
ther of Rev. R. I. Stone'of this city,
will preach during the first week of
a series of special meetings at
his brother's church, which will com
mence Sunday and continue until
Rev. R. H. Stone is unusually well
equipped as a minister of the gospel
I and pulpit orator. He holds degrees
from high-standing schools of both
I theology and law, and his sermons
are spoken of very highly. The eve
j ning servi ces at 'the M. E. church
will be from eight to nine each eve
n j
I , ,
I A new oil company was organized
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this week bv v> olf Point business
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men, the certificate of incorporation
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being received today. The style of
.the new company is the Fort Peck
OH and Development Company and
the limit of the capital stock is fixed
at $1,000,000, with the par value of
the shares placed at $1.00.
Those interested are John O. Gar
A j. Isachsen . L . A Kragrud.
H ' c Ditm , j Pet g
* ' ' ""J*®" » Mmnanv have n*S
hut will'h,. within
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enterDrise , ® anv under
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* . J M K ...
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I" 1 ie 11DUMness > r ' feac
Se " ln meican i e lnes | a
in Wolf Point for the past seven
years and is one of the proprietors a
of the Fad Clothing Store. Mr. Dit- j
•fmarstm is a member of the Motor !
Sales Co., and manager of the local
$ 1 , 000 , 000.00
Mr. Berg was formerly in
1 business in tihs city, but sold his in
• terest a short time ago and has been
waiting for an opportunity for a new
j investment.
Mr . Garden, in speaking of the
, .. ..
™Xwe". e d him"
.J^ ^ ^ the future of the
« th ^hat the Fort
■ °^ ny Züîd getinto the
on J J a , ibera]
basis. They will ' endeavor to sell
stock to outside capitalists and thus
bring new money into the commun
I Ry and intend to offer a very liberal
form of lease to land owners.
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v- L. Gilbert returned from the
annua l sale held at W illston ol the
Missouri-Yeüowstone Pure Bred As
sociation full of enthusiasm over the
success of the sale. Mr. Gilbert is
heavily interested in pure-bred stock
and is a member of the association.
He sa >' s the saIe is the most success
they ever held. A large number
of animals were sold in the ring and
. brought remarkably good prices. The
great amount of stock and the big
attendance showed the present pa
vilion to be entirely inadequate to
! branch.
their needs, and this fact brought j
'about ways and means for a new ,
pavilion in a manner that is typical
of how big things are done in the ;
At just the proper time, U. L. Bur
'ück, a leading spirit among the
breeders of the Northwest, addressed
the crowd, led up to the subject of j
a new pavilion and asked "How are
tv® going to get it?" One breeder |
immediately offered to donate a
pure-bred animal to be sold at the
next sale, a second breeder followed
the lead. Wm. Powers of the Lowe j
& Powers company of this county ,
promised to donate as good a heifer j
as had ever been sold in that ring, |
and so it went until a long list of
donations had been offered that will
make ^ possible a pavilion costing
from $30,000 to $40,000.
The success of the breeders be
longing to the Missouri-' 1 ! ellowstone
association should be a source of
great encouragement to all stock
men and farmers planning to work
into pure-bred stock in this section.
Conditions are the same and the op
portunity is just as good here as in
the country just east of us for the
successful breeding of livestock. |
j Treas
ure State and N. D. Organize
to Carry On Roosevelt Cross
Continent Road.
The meeting of commercial club
representatives for Montana and
North Dakota held at Williston last
Thursday in the interest of the Roos
evelt International Highway accom
plished the purpose for which it was
called and created an even stronger
enthusiasm over the big enterprise.
About thirty men from Montana
were present and about one-third
that number from North Dakota. A.
M. Foor and V. L. Gilbert represent
ed Wolf Point. The marking and
advertising of the highway through
r . i . in.
North Dakota and Montana was
, , , .
planned. Two state organizations
. , ,
were created which will be known as
the Roosevelt Highway Association
of Montana and the Roosevelt Hi h .
way Association of North Dakota .
C ' R ' Hauke of Chinook and L. E.
Jones of G ' as S 0W w *re elected pres
,dent and secretai Y of the Montana
association, and Will E. Holbein of
Minot and Henry F. Dooley of Wil
,iston ' P resident and secretary re
spectively of the North Dakota as
sociation. The marking of the route
will begin as soon as the weather
conditions permit. The cost of mark
ing will be about three dollars ner
mile. This item will be taken care
of by the counties along the route,
'{Roosevelt and Blaine counties have
a ] ready pledged themselves to go
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A committee of five, consisting of
Arlie M. -Poor of-Wolf Point, L. J.
Christler of Havre, T. A. Peterson
j )s P e L and G - P- Shenefelt of Malta
were appointed to draw up
t stitution and by-laws for the Mon
tana organization. The publicity
campaign will be a big one and many
will nonpar in npwenanpre
Kanization agreed to purchase five
I thousand pamphlets for $500 which
^ outline in detail features along
j the trail.
L. J. Christler of Havre and W. E.
Holbein of Minot were named to act
with I. W. Lee of Duluth, secretary
I of the national organization, in an
effort to secure assistance from L.
w . Hi]1 and the Great Northern
road to finance the work of estab
fishing the trail through this section
of the Northwest,
: „
Following the meeting at Wilhs
! ton . Secretary Lee came out to
jj avre> -where a rousing meeting was
. be j d j n tbe j n t eres t 0 f highway,
Mr Lee de j ivered an address in
| which he expressed a very high
opinion of the enterprise and energy
exhibited by the Montana people. It
! has been a ' hard pu]1 to make sure of
secur jng this great national road for
]et tbe great work res t urR ji it has
become an actual highway linking
a con
northern Montana, and now that it
is secured, the work is only well be
gun. No one should feel satisfied to
the cities of the G. N. main line to
gether and brin g ing a stream 0 f
tourists from east and west
The Fuller Motor Company will
hold a get-together meeting in this
c it y next Tuesday, which will be at
tended by the officers of the com
P an y, branch managers and Dodge
car dealers from all over this part
of Montana and Northwestern North
Dakota. A representative from
Dodge Bros, factory will be present
to give the dealers the very latest
points concerning the popular Dodge
Mr. and Mrs. Amandus Johnson
moved out to their homestead just
west of town this week.
Manager F. H. Bissell, of the Ful
ler Company's local house, antici
pates a fine and largely' attended
convention and is busy with the ar
rangements for it. A banquet in the
evening will be the crowning and
concluding feature.

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