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Published at Glendive. Dawson County. Montana
by E. A. MARTIN.
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE, $2.00 PER YEAR
Entered as second-class mattes March 8, 1906,
at the postoffice at Glendive, Mont., under the
Act of Congress of March 3, 1879.
THURSDAY. JAN. 2., 1908.
THE OLD: THE NEW
Father Time has balanced the
ledger and closed the accounts of
1907. The year with all its joys and
sorrows, pleasures and pains, bless
ings and evils, is gone past recall,
to live only as a memory of what it
was and how we used its opportu
nities. A glance backward over the
pages of its daily diary reveals a
strange, almost a weird combina
tion of the good and the bad.
Strikes, riots, bank wrecks, railroad
and mine accidents, suicides and
murders, divorces and abandon
ments, seem to stand forth with
unusual prominence in the year just
past, and yet, it was a year of unus
ual prosperity. Abundant crops
have blessed the husbandman, abun
dant work at living prices has greet
ed the laboring man, the amount
per capita of currency in circula
tion and invested wealth was great
er yesterday, than ever before in the
history either of the United States
or the civilized world.
If you have taken proper advan
tage of your opportunities, you have
probably prospered. If you have
neglected opportunities or squan
dered your substance, you may be
starting out on the new year with
an empty sack and a bad taste in
your mouth. The year just past can
not be blamed for any lack of fore
thought, care, or diligence. Let
the year just closed be to all an in
centive, or a warning, according as
how it was spent.
To whichever class you belong,
prosperous or needy, rich or poor,
high or low, saint or sinner, to our
readers and the world at large,
THE MONITOR WISHES YOU A
HAPPY NEW YEAR.
THE COUNTY PRINTING
Any lingering doubt or faint be
lief that might exist in the minds
of the taxpayers of Dawson County
as to the honesty of purpose in the
minds of a majority of the mem
bers of the Board of County Com
missioners, was most effectually
dispelled by their action in granting
to the Review, the county printing,
without the formality of a bid, while
they ignored the bids of both
the Monitor and Independent. No
one knowing an;ything of the mat
ter, questions the ability of either
the Indepenient or the Monitor to
do the county printing in a thor
oly satisfactory manner. Why then
w :re the bids of those papers reject
ed and the work granted to the
Review at its own figures? The ans
wer is simple and easy. it is be
cause certain ones desire to manip
ulate the politics of the dominant
political party in Dawson county, to
their own personal advantage. The
publisher of this paper has been a
Republican all his life, but, thank
God, he has never been a sycophant,
nor has he ever been placed in a po
sition where he was obliged to obey
the behests of the Master, to the
detriment of his patrons and at the
expense of good government. What
matters it that the chairman of the
Board of Commissioners was averse
to the recorded action of that body,
in thus flagrantly subj. cting the tax
payers of the county to additional
and uncalled for burdens, when a
majority of the Board place them
selves on record as the servile tools
of the BOSS. Altho regretable, it
is a well known fact that Dawson
county is in the grasp of a political
barnacle, whose ambitions, like
"Banquo's Ghost," will not down.
He must have an organ to boost his
desires and keep him in the "Lime
Light" of the party which he fondly
hopes will gratify his insatiable
thirst for political glory.
To subsidize a paper in the inter
ests of one's political ambitions is
all right and proper, but to compel
the taxpayers of his bailiwick, by
"ways that are dark and tricks that
are vain" to pay the dil.er while he
cuts a "pigeon wing" an the Con
vention boards is all wrotg. From
a personal standpoint, the "eanty
printing" mattet butvery little k
us. We have draaaa to a cer
tainty, that th Voniter ean lifve
and flonris without it, bt , our
w1readr . wln hme very
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politics subservient Uo the good of
the people. That course we shall
continue to pursue as long as we re
main at the helm of the Monitor,
The Montana Woolgrowers' Associa
tion has made extended and vigorous
efforts to improve the sheep and
wool industry of Montana. This state
is the greatest wool producing one in
the union, and to further its interests,
the convention of the National Wool
growers' Association has been secured
for the city of Helena, Jan. 14th. to
16th. To secure this convention the
promoters were compelled to guaran
tee three hundred new members to
the national organization. The citi
zens of Helena have been liberal in
deed, although there are but very few
sheep in Lewis & Clark county. The
sheepmen of the entire state should
certainly make a united effort to
make the conventisOtit Helena a great
success, as it certainly deserves to be
after the efforts expended by the pro
We note that William Lindsay of
Glendive bought several thorough
bred sheep at the state fair. Judging
by the last issue of The Dawson
County Review, he must have bought
some other things--.ne of them being
a curb bit for his unbridled editorial
mule. Serioi.-y, if Mr. Lindsay ex
pects to get far with his gubernatori
al boom he could lighten his burdens
considerably by tossing his journalis
tic experiment into the limbo of
which Henri Watterson so eloquently
and frequently speaks. The gover
norship is too serious a proposition to
have a continuous trick mule per
formance attached to it.--Forsyth
Note.--Uncle Ira made a slight
mistake in the above. It isn't a curb
bit which is wanted, but a hand organ
to make more noise with.
Rebecca Catherine Dill was born
Nov. 26th, 1842 at Smyrna, Del.; was
married to William Theophilus
Dawe on the 28th of Jan. 1865, by
Rev. Wm. P. Breed, pastor of the
M. E. Church. After a number of
years residence there, they removed
to Lake View, Michigan, where they
made their home for a period of five
years, removing thence to Center
City, Texas, residing in that state
and Indian Territory three years,
after which they returned, over
lsnt, to Lake View, Mich., coming
to Montana in 1884, residing in this
state up to the time of her death.
In 1873 she united with the Free
Methodist Church, to which she re
mained a devoted and consistent
member until called to her heavenly
home. She was the mother of five
children, Lossie, Mary, Jessie, Phil
and Benny, all of whom are married.
She leaves besides her husbard and
children, twelve grandchildren, all
of whom are residents of Montana.
Thrio all the vicissitudes of a long
and varied life, she daily lived the
christianity she professed, being a
living lesson in love, fidelity, pati
ence and hope, to all who knew her.
She was ever the idol of the home,
to all its membership, from husband
It seldom falls to the lot of any to
exemplify so many virtues to so
great an extent. Beloved by all
knowing her, Grandma, as she was
lovingly called by all, after having
"Fought the Fight" and "Kept the
Frith," has passed, honored, loved
aid mourned, to her sure reward,
Requiescat in Pace.
MUST BE CONTINUOUS
In a case recently decided by the
Department of the Interior in relation
to a commuted homestead entry it
was held by the department that in or
der to entitle a commuting homestead
entryman to credit for constructive
residence from the date of entry, it
must be shown, not only that he estab
lished his actual residence on the land
within the six months from date of en
try, but that his actual presence on
the land was thereafter substantially
eantmnous to date of submitting final
Simple Reasedy For LaGrippe
Il*peI _oughs are 4angerous
they netquently develops into a
poeusa i. Foley's Hoeiw and Tar
uotiulb y stop. the cough but heals
( ae-rau -i nee he fsoat.d
DOTS AND DASHES
There was a very enjoyable Christ
mas gathering at thi. residence of Peter
Col. Rood and wife were the guests
of his son Guy and family on Xmas.
The members of the school board
of Dist. 12 met as a board of canvass
ers to count the bond vote last week.
The bonds were declared carried, or
dered issued, and their sale advertised.
There is little doubt but what the dis
trict will be called on in the near fu
ture to build still another school house
for the accommodation of scholars too
remote to the new site. Money was
never placed to a better use than
building and equipping school houses,
and the people of No. 12 will not be
found wanting when the necessity for
still another school house arises.
Mr. and Mrs. George H. Bliss and
Stanley A. Kerr of the engineer's
force were pleasantly entertained by
Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Collins and fami
ly on Xmas.
Mesdames Lottie C. and Guy Rood
were the guests of Mrs. Ira B. North
ey on the 27th.
The families of K. E. and W. B.
Herbert, Amos Fuller and Nannie and
Reuben Stanhope were the Christmas
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Stanhope
of Fairview on Christmas. Among the
things to be enjoyed by those assem
bled was a magnificent family tree,
loaded with gifts to the value of not
less than a hundred and fifty dollars,
a sumptuous turkey dinner with all the
adjuncts and a highly enjoyed dance.
Can you write it 1908 yet?
The river crossing at Mondak still
remains open to the annoyance of
freighters and others.
Ezra Shoemaker, salesman for Orra
Kemmis in the Ridgelawn store, re
ceived the sad intelligence on Monday
of the death of his father, which oc
curred at Amberson Valley, Pa., on
The Ridgelawn school, after a va
cation of one week, resumed work on
The finest of fine weather escorted
1907 to its final home and ushered in
the New Ytar, which we hope will be
a happy one to all.
How to Avoid Appendicitis
Most victims of appendicitis are
those whoare habitually cornstipat
ed. Orino Laxative Fruit Syrup
cures chronic constipatio~ by stim
ulating the liver and bowels. Orinu
Laxative Fruit Syrup does not nau
seate or gripe and is mildi and pleas
ant to take. Refuse subt!titutes.
Glendive Drug Co.
Probably 75 members of the Daw
son County Club met at the rooms on
Monday evening, pursuant to call for
the purpose of electing three gov
ernors and the sgeneral enjoyment of a
After the members got down to bus
iness E. S. Haskell, E. S. Herrick
and A. A. Baker wzre quickly electf
as governors. The financial report also
came up for consideration and showed
a most flourishing condition of affairs.
It was adopted unanimously.
Geo. Haskell was the hero of the
evening when he served one of the fin
est lunches which the club had ever
eaten. Everything w'Is free on Mon
day evening and the members certain
ly had a good time up to a very late
How to Avoid Pneumonia
You can av'oid pneumonia and
other serious results from a cold by
taking Foley's Honey and Tar. It
stops the cough and expels the cold
from the system as it is mildly laxa
tive. Refuse any. but the genuine
in the yellow package. Glendive
Thirty-three hundred head of sheep.
For particulars write or call on John
J. Carey, Newlon, Mont. 32 tf.
Ten dollars reward for the return
of one light bay mare, five years old,
large white star on fac'e, branded
left jaw and on right
ulder, and 'th one
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Bargains In Real Estate
TWO BUSINESS LOTS, "corner"
One Block West of Jordan Hotel, in Block 17.
SOUTH SIDE RESIDENCE LOTS
A Very Fine Location, 2 1-2 Lots in Block 143
We will write your FIRE INSURANCE in the WESTCHESTER FIRE
HILL (8 MILLER,
'Phone 185 Over First National Bank
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Special Announcement Regard
ing the National Pure Food
and Drug Law.
We are pleased to announce that
Foley's Honey and Tar for coughs,
colds and lung troubles is not affect
ed by the National Pure Food and
Drug law as it contains no opiates
or other harmful drugs, and we rec
ommend it as a safe remedy for chil
dren and adults. Glendive Drug Co.
Notice of School District Bond
Bids will be received up to and in
cluding Feb. 20th, A. D. 1908, by Guy
L. Rood at Ridgelawn, Mont., clerk of
School District No. 12, Dawson coun
ty, Mont., for the purchase of six
$500 coupon bonds, issued by said dis
trict, payable in five years, and re
deemable in three years, bearing 6
per cent interest per annum, payable
semi-annually. Expense of lithograph
ing said bonds shall be borne by the
purchaser. The right is reserved by
the board to reject any and all bids.
By order of the board.
Guy L. Rood, Clerk.
First publication Jan. 2, 1907.
Having purchased all the interests
of W. T. Dawe & Son, all bills due
the firm are payable to me, and I will
pay all bills.
J. Benjamin Dawe.
Tokna, Mont., Jan. 2, 1908. 45tf
Disturbed The Congregation
The person who disturbed the con
gregation last Sunday by continu
ally coughing is requested to buy
a bottle of Foley's Honey and Tar.
Glendive Drug Co.
Connected with this popular hos
te lry, said by commercial men to be
the best between Dickinson and Bil
lings, is the McIntyre annex and the
Yellowstone annex, both used ex
clusively as dormitories. Both are
newly fitted and ranchers and stock
men will find most excellent accom
modatlons at low rates. The most
exacting demands of traveling men
are also supplied ad libitum by the
proprietor, E.J. Berry. 14tf
FOR SALE.--An all steel alligator
hay press and $100 worth of wire,
or will trade tor a good team. A
bargain if taken in the next twenty
days. Address C. H. Porter, Box
104. Sidney. Mont.
NURSING.-Cases taken at a pri
vate house at $15 to $18 per week. Out
side nursing furnished at $3 per day.
Apply at residence of Mrs. Yackey.
STOLEN.--From Newlon, about
the 12th of November, one C. E.
Cogshell saddle, branded C. E. Nor
man in side of cantle and 22X in seat.
A reward of $5 will be paid for infor
mation leading to recovery of same.
Address C. E. Norman, Newlon,
FOR RENT-A large front room.
Apply to Mrs. G. N. Burdick, 39tf.
Following is a list of letters re
maining uncalled for at the Glendive
postoffice on Jan. 2nd, 1908.
Robert Adams, Frank Brennan,
George A. Davis, Swan Erickson,
W. J. Herritbg, Mrs. Peter Herman,
E. D. Jensen, Geo. F. Kirch, Wm.
Kirby, R. R. Keplinger, Will Kasper,
Bruce Kalty," Milton Mason, Chas.
Nelson, Valermar Nilson, Gust Nelson,
p. Olijnyk, L. F. Payne, Smith &
Maxim, Roy Reed, R. F. Reece,
Carl Poppe, D. J. Sheehan, Miss
Christiania Simonsen, O. B. Strick
land, Stano Steele, Ed. Weber.
Whqp calling for the above pleas.
say "advertised. "'
say __ ___ I
Jejap., L; ?.$
We wish to thank all our
friends for the extremely lib
eral patronage of the past
year and we wish you, one
and all, A HAPPY NEW YEAR.
THE STOVE MEN.
THAT SNOW 15 NOT THE
ON LY THUN 6G THAT FALLS
TMIS TI ME OF THE YEAR,,
OUR PRICES ARE COMiNG
iA 00WN ON §3ME OF OUK
VERY BEST VA LU ES.E
DONT WAN \NY LEFT'
OVERS N BUSTER
YES, OUR PRICES HAVE FALLEN BUT
THEY HAVE NoT FALLEN oN SHIPPED IN
"FAKE STUFF." THEY HAVE F ALLEN oN
WHAT WE HAVE LEFT OF THE REGULAR
LINES OF GooD MERCHANDISE. IT IS
PoSSIBLE To BUY JUST WHAT you ARE
GoING To SELL AND No MoRE. .WHAT WE
HAVE LEFT OF oUR WINTER ooDS WE
SHALL SELL AT GREATLY REDUCED PRICES.
LADIES AND CHILDRENS COATS AT
25 PER CENT DISCOUNT.
LADIES AND CHILDRENS FURS AT 25
PER CENT DISCoUNT.
ALL CHRISTMAS GooDS, DECoRATED
CHINA, DoLLS, EMBRolDERED ARTICLES,
HAND DRAWN LINENS ETC. AT I QUARTER
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