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ITTLr .!,iy was an or
phan la,, whose father
was kiiled in a railroad
accident when Jeffrey
wa a in aby in his
mother's arnm. And the
mother had teen made
so ill by the sudden
death of little Jeffrey's
father ihat she was no
ro : ,'- t care for
[ her l: an, a few
;ia e .<(, join the fa
.; ad baby · was left all
Sriendly who had
Sfir n to find
S,-or this lit , rss and
.s boy ha' r ' .,o .en to an
asy lum up' with
bs a :::.. had no
SAlice ! , ie to the
S fwa s old. Her
and fa died within
, ks of ' i:: . ther and it
a a d s 1 I: * irl who crept
S of the home.
. y ,rc 1 had a big heat t and he
, : rry for t i'e.
th:rd ~ ' after her ar
,- t :e walked ui. to her and plant
. ifn fr m. of her he said:
Lane. w'1\ do you cry so
S\Why dont you play?"
wa such a funny, freckle-faced
'w that Alice smiled a faint
.: It was the first one since
, er's death. Then the tears
Se-ain and she sobbed:
anrt mamma Jeffrey. I want
ra.a .c, and my own home. This is
t:¢ ad lonesome and they don't love
: mamma and papa.'
lr m that time on Alice and Jeffrey
,.r. 'he best of friends. He was
a cheerful little fellow and often
! that many times Alice
:t'd in spite of herself.
when Alice began to talk much
en: e and her mamma and paa
,' ar. to wish for one, too. The
a;: zew and grew until at last he
"-::at there was, nothing in the
v.: that he wanted except a moth
-'.: a father and a home. When
:nnaas time came and the chil
2 wrote their wishes on a piece of
;a;, one of the house mothers read
: Jehrey's: 'Pies, I don't want
ror:tug but a father and a mother
and a home with flowers in the win
Frmr time to time children were
:a'en from the orphans' home by peo
who had no children of their own.
Th. house mother hoped so much
.at little Jeffery wou, i be chosen
i: is wish granted. But the people
4 rcame passed by the eager little
w. who eyed each newcomer
S Christmas day passed and Jeff
:eceived sweetmeats and warm
,I~ and an : on engine. bitt not
:a a:.her and mother and home.
!e cried himself to sleep that night
i Aliice had to turn comforter for
next few days
Mlamma always said New Year's
.h. lucky day and maybe you'll
: then. And if you don't, then
' SCoe otht}r tinm,i 'cause Moth
aI: .s said sh 'd try.
:" New Year's morning Jeffrey
-aake early, ari n'is fir.st thought
ih the mlotht'r' ' come to-day."
ew hours later a very pretty
l'i:a dressed in , vel t and furs fol
: a tall mart cant,- to the home.
roy "'eiooku up hapefully. But
Fan 'smer di -,, I see the boys
eyes w er . ns.,lrning the faces
. tle girls. n. h':i he same to
. e started
That's the one.
S.,the one. . m , she said
, The sano. ;'rintle face and
°ji and ol' n hlir. We must
d1 a e kot k having our
" i. , b a c k : . . .
b :l .h. le ,,.. name cf the
i:r, she ha, ' she was
S oulcl like tto bonme with me,
I!r ' nuldn't r t" ' ,< , •
1'... she asked
r na am, ans, .. ; i Alice, "but
"' wit:lot .i',ffrey, 'cause
" Iy f ,o;id he wants a
nd a mOthe ;al."
it I dor ,r : a little boy,
i, J.t want , , little girl to
'leer as thou L myo own Alice
T answ e.ed the lady.
.` thy can't conie. said Alice, "un
ml, ", ake me i
'ata fr mornens" the man and
tal.t.ed togethmir and the man
.I t atse in little Jeffrey all the
l. t the other lPife had missed.
, and onet es, th?. firm
NPr h mal- walk. aad he
T h. l ead whei h lbh, same little
it hF said
" he sa " r1 r ier business.
ant a son, as well as a daugh
,O . e will take you home gnd
'e" a hal NEw Y' ear.
.. as is the lucky day, isn't
, faces of iJe.r. beaming into
'u si,.e f his new parents. And
took hi n the lady's heart and
.,:e him as gladly as she did
Ernh e folund his father and
& and FeYo.e and a sister all on
l, ear day.--Farmers'
REGULAR SESSION OF FATHERS
(Continued from first page.)
Icashier of the Exchange Bank ( . Glen
dive; R. H. Watson, cashie of the
Merchants' National Bank of tlendive;
and P. A. Fischer, cashier of the First
National Bank of Wibaux, being duly
sworn as to the amount of county
monies in their possession, respective
ly, at the close of office hours, Nov.
30th, 1907, say as follows:
First National Bank of
Merchants' Bank 50,735.84
First National, Wibaux 7,811.89
Exchange Bank 37,660.81
Cash in treasurer's vault 11,368.98
Checks outstanding 1,758.95
Total for county $135,589.38
The hour of five o'clock having ar
rived, the board adjourned until 10
o'clock a. m.
DEC. 13, 1907
At 9 a. m. the board met pursuant
to yesterday's adjournment with all
members and clerk present. The meet
ing was duly proclaimed by the sher
On motion it is ordered that a con
tract be drawn with James A. Met
calf to de the county printing for the
ensuing two years, commencing with
Dec. 1st, 1907, at thirty-three and
one-third per cent discount from sta
tute rates, (except the count- com
missionets' proceedings, which are to
be printed free of charge), and every
thing ordered by the clerk or board
and not provided for by the statute to
be furiished at twenty per cent above
actual cost; and the county attorney is
instructed to draw a contract for the
same and the chairman is authorized
to sign said contract. It is further or
dered that the said James A. Metcalf
shall furnish a bond in the sum of
$1,000 for the faithful performance of
On motion the clerk is instructed to
procure requisition blanks and issue
the same on demand to all county offi
cbrs desiring any and all printing,
blanks, books, etc., who shall deliver
the same to the printer, and said
county printer shall have the same re
ceipted for upon delivering the goods
to the said county officers and file said
requisition blank, properly receipted,
with his bill quarterly.
The hour of noon having arrived
the board took a recess until 2 p. m.
At 2 p. m. the board reconvened with
On motion the bid of Guy Lowe to
construct closets, etc., in the base
ment or furnace room of the court
house for the sum of $475 was accept
ed and the county attorney instructcd
to draw a contract for the same, and
the chairman is hereby authorized to
sign the said contract.
At this time Dr. R. E. Hathaway
with his attorney, H. J. Haskell, ap
peared before the board. R. E. Hatha
way, J. A. Morton and Dan J. Dono
hue were duly sworn and interrogated
concerning the services performed,
under what authority and the value
On motion the board resumed the
auditing of claims. The hour of 6 p.
m. having arrived the board adjourned
until 9 o'clock.
DEC. 14, 1907
The board of county commissioners
met pursuant to" yesterday's adjourn
ment with all members and clerk
present. On motion the board resumed
the examination of the county printer's
claim. On motion the tax 9f Mrs.
George D. Kirkland, amounting to
$14.79, was ordered cancelled. On mo
tion Henry Dior, was granted p leave
of absence of 3`) days, as was also
John P. Meadors.
On motion Henry Dion was request
ed to attend the meeting of the state
board of health at Helena, and that he
shall have his expenses paid by the
county for the same.
On motion the salary of the deputy
county clerk and recorder is raised to
the sum of $100 per month, commenc
ing with Dec. 1st, 1907.
The board at this time having com
pleted the auditing of all claims filed
against the county as appears of record
in Claim Register B, on motion it is
ordered that claims numbered 5781 to
6025, inclusive, are allowed in full,
except the fello'ing which are allow
ed' in part, towit:
Ira J. Neff, damage for being shot,
disallowed $490.88; Sarah Doyle, dia:
allowed $18; C. C. Benedict, care of
poor, disallowed $44; John Carey, re
bate of taxes, disallowed $138.24; W.
W. Davis, coal for pest house, allow
ed $7.93, disallowed $1.60; Noyes
Bros. & Cutler, mdse. for county, dis
allowed $32.38; Annette Meadors, care
of poor, allowed $159.20, disallowed
$30; Wm. Lowe, mdse. for county,
allowed $23.20, disallowed $50.90; A.
Y. Bayne & Co., foundation for Bea
ver creek bridge, allowed $1,377.47,
disallowed $250; G. W. Tubbs, work
on road, allowed $56.50, disallowed
$4.50; R. A. Morrill, professional ser
vice, allowed $205, disallowed $220;
Frank Lindmyer, rebate of taxes, dis
allowed $1.16; E. A. Patterson, board
ing prisoners, allowed $241.50, disal
lowed $9; Geo. W. Williams, mileage,
allowed $35.90, disallow.d $1; Wm.
Henderson, work on road, allowed
$130, disallowed $7.50; Grace Hospi
tal, care of Geo. Marco, disallowed
$66.50; G. W. Carpenter, right of way
for road, allowed $g0, disallowed $35;
Joe Novasio, rebate of road tax, dis
allowed $2; Joe Novasio, rebate on
taxes, disallowed'$4.80; Foster & Jor
dan, rebate of taxes, disallowed $2;
Collins & Sons and J. C. Kinney, grad
ing, allowed $1,025.20, disallowed $8;
Ed. S. Baer, surveying for county, al
lowed $170.50, disallowed $26.70;
Dawson County Review, printing,
etc., allowed $303.90, disallowed
$58.55; Dawson County Review, print
ing, etc., allowed $135.50, disallowed
$9; Ed. S. Baer, surveying for county,
allowed $157.70, disallowed $7; Owen
Lovering, rebate of taxes, disallowed
On motion the following claims,
which were laid over from the last
meeting of the board were audited and
allowed as follows towit:
Barney Conroy, witness in justice
court, disallowed $1.50; J. H. Hunt,
postmortem examination, allowed $25;
Dr. R. A. Morrill, professional servi
ces, disallowed $210; G. W. Croft, wit
ness in justice court, disallowed $7.70;
C. C. Benedict, medical services, al
lowed $23; Earl Sims, team for county,
allowed $42, disallowed $7; R. E.
Hathaway, salary as health officer, al
lowed $25; R. E. Hathaway, care of
poor, allowed $102; R. E. Hathaway,
service as county physician, disallowed
And the clerk is hereby ordered to
draw warrants as per the amounts al
lowed as per Claim Register B, and to
have published at his earliest conveni
ence a fair statement of all claims aud
The minutes of the present session
having been read and approved, and no
further business appearing, the board
adjourned sine die.
A CHANCE TO SPRUCE UP.
If you want your soup strainers
pruned we will block them out in any
pattern-lip ticklers, fantails, billy
goats or preacherinos.
Hair cuts of all kinds, from wooly
willies to ring-around-a-roseys. Wash
your ears without extra charge.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Estate of Thos. C. Holmes, deceased. Notice
is hereby given by the undersigned, administra
trix of the estate of Thos. C. Holmes, deceased, to
the creditors of and all persons having ciaims
against the said deceased, to exhibit them, with
the necessary vouchers, within four months after
the first. publication of this notice, to the said ad
ministrstrix at Glendive, Montana.
Administratrix of the estate of Thos. C.
In the county of Dawson, dated at Glendive
this 9th day of December, 1907.
F. P. LEIPER, attorney for administratrix.
First oublication Dec. 12. 1907.
F. J. MATOUSHEK,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
General practice of law, probate
matters, U. S. Land Office practice,
Don't forget that the Monitor Of
fice always has a full supply of jus
tice court blanks. 'Phone 120.
Department of the Interior, United States Land
Office, Miles City, Montana, Dec. 4th, 1907.
A sufficient contest affidavit having been filed
in this office by Lord L. Brown, contestant,
against homestead entry No. 3,753, made Dec. 26,
1906, for NSW4, NV2SE¼, Section 8, Township
23-N. Range 58-E, by Luther F. Greenup, con
testee, in which it is alleged that said Luther F.
Greenup never established his residence, built a
house, fenced or cultivated said tract, nor caused
it to be done by others; that the same remains un
improved or unoccupied by said Luther F. Green
up or any other person: that Luther F. Greenup
has changed his residence from said land and
state for more than ten months past from this
date, and said parties are hereby notified to ap
pear, respond and offer evidence touching said
allegation at 10 o'clock a. m. on January 18th.
1908, before Guy L. Rood, U. S. Commissioner at
Ridgelawn, Montana, and that final hearing will
be held at 9 o clock a. m. on February 5th, 1908,
before the Register and Receiver at the Unihed
States Land Office in Miles City, Montana.
The said contestant having, in a proper affida
vit, filed Dec. 4th, 1907, set forth facts which
show that after due diligence personal service of
this notice can not be made, it is hereby ordered
and directed that such notice be given by due and
First publication Dec. 19th. 1907.
City Barber Shop
Dave Nichols Prop.
With workmen the best that were
Razors sharp, and towels clean;
Your custom we crave and never fear,
The work will suit with prices not
Give us a call at the old stand on
L. R. BARNETT
This is my brand
So round up your
watches that are outof
order, bring them to
me and I will put my
brand on them.
Range, all over Daw
L. a. Barnett.
WILLIAM RIEBE. Manager
A First.Class Tonsorial Parlor
with Up-to-Date Workmen.
Two Chairs Make Short Waits
ou're next for a luxurious shave
or a stylish hair cut.
N. A. HEALY, Prop.
Dry Cleaning and Repairing
In connection at reasonable prices.
FIRST CLASS WORK ALWAYS
Dr. R. A. Morrill,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Phone Sidney Bank,
SIDNEY, - MONT.
U. S. Commissioner Notary Public
GUY L. ROOD.
Ridgclawn - Montana.
Filings, final proofs, desert claim entries and
contests attended to. Official plats of surveyed
lands on file. Deeds, mortgages and contracts
drawn and executed.
M, W. nf A.
Sidney Camp No. 6123
meet at the Ridgelawn the
first and third Monday eve.
nings of every month. Visit
S ng members welcomed.
W. B. Herbert.
K. E. Herbert,
A NEW DEPARTURE
Having just received a Nobby Line of Suit
ings from the East, I am now prepared to cut
and make to measure.
YOUR WEDDING SUIT.
Or any other garment that you may require.
It will be satisfaction to you to have your
CLOTHES CORRECTLY FITTED.
right here at hdme. Call and look over the Line and get my
prices for an up-to-date suit or overcoat.
Repairing And Cleaning of Ladies' And Gents Garments
G. C. LE E,
The New Year is Here
Make the Season Merry by adding here
and there a new piece of Furniture to your
We have the things to make cheerful your
Rockers, Large and Easy Couches, Macey
Bookcases, China Closets, Buffets, Rugs of
every description, Pictures and Fancy
Come and See
If you are pleased buy
THE ENTERPRISE FURNITURE CO.
HI I IWAM ll I ,I
Having Established a
'i Harness Shop 0
Announce to the Public of Dawson County °
that they are prepared to make and repair
all kinds of
Give us a trial and we will always have your patronage.
SADDLES MADE TO ORDER.
Hand Made Horse Collars a Specialty.
Satisfaction Guaranteed in every case.
Shop First Door West of the Sims Livery Stable.
I - i
i Home Restaurant
and Lunch Rooms
In our New Lunch Room just opened,
we will serve you Coffee, Tea, Cocoa,
Cake, Sandwiches, Etc.. at all hours
from 8 a. m. until 11 p. m.
Mr. & Mrs. Hans Wolstad.
the Last bhance %aloon
limporte., ana vomcstic W.ines, liquore ana cigar:
Kirby, Stetson and Penwick Whiskies. Bonded Goods.
Gretchen Havana Cigars. The Old Port Cigars
Glendive, - Montana.
U5he Midnight Sun Saloon
ANDREW HELLAND, Prop.
"In WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS
Sole Agent for Pabst Blue .`
and Right Prices
ARE OUR TRADE GETTERS.
6OODRI [tCALL LUMBER CO.