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Peter McDermott, Jr., who is now
«permting the West Butte coal mine
Just south of the Sweet Grass hills.
was in town recently.
Three of the McDermott boys have
married sisters by the name ot
Barnes, who have lived all their lives
at the head of Miners Coulee fh the
pass between West Butte and Gold
Butte. Peter McDermott, Sr., and
wife are living on the ranch near the
mine and are looking after the stock,
The following excerpt from the
Sweetgrase Sunburst-Sun may be of!
interest to the old friends of the Me
Dennetts ;
Rodney Arnica Barnes was born at|
Utica, N. Y„ Feb. 8, 1854, and de
parted this life in Conrad, Mont, on
Jan. 24, 1826, at tee age of 70 years,;
11 months and 16 days. He moved
with his parents to Erie, Penn., when
a small boy, living there but a short
time. The family then migrated in
a covered wagon to Sioux Falls.
South Dakota, and settled on a piece
of land where Mrs. Barnes, with her
seven children, tilled the seul, milk
ed the cows, and made butter for a
living while Mr. Barnes took his
place in the civil war. R. A- Barnes
came to Dead Wood, South Dakota,
when twenty years of age and was
,, engaged in mining there. This was
.. daring the vigilantes and Wild Bill
^ days. Mr. Barnes was in the road
hanse when Wild Bill was killed.
Later ha was appointed as a govern ■
t scout and came up the Mis
souri river on a steamboat fighting
Indians all the way to Fort Benton.
After reaching Port Benton he was
engaged in trapping, bunting and
trading with the Indians. In 1885
he came to Gold Butte and opened up
the first placer mine, continuing
in the mining business until 188«

when he wquatted on land in Miner*
coulee, which has been his home since.
Mr. Barnes
stock business for a great many
year*. In 1887 he was united in
marriage to Mrs. Verona Simmons
had been in the
and to this union was born seven
children, one son and six daughters,
ril of whom survive him, except one,
Josephine E., who at tee age of 16
preceded her father to the spirit
-' world. Those surviving of the immé
diats family are as follows: Wayne,
Mrs. J. Yates, Mrs. Reynold Yates,
Mrik Henry McDermott, Mrs. Peter
McDermott, Mrs. Edward McDermott,
« step-daughter, Mrs. &. Cook, and a
number of grandchildren, ril living in
tee immediate vicinity. 'Mis bwɫ.
aged 96 years, still lives to Sioux
Falls, Soute Dakota. Two sisters,
Mrs. Bear and Mrs. Frebel, and one
brother. Prank, liv* abo in that city.
A brother, Guy, résidas to Los An
A short service was held at home
before leaving for Gold Butte, where
the föderal services were held in the
presence of a very large crowd of
sympathizing friends and neighbors,
and the body was laid to rest in a
cemetery near the town where the re
mains of his daughter had been
placed, this being his last request.
The services were under the direc
, tion of Rev. D. A. Kroft of Sunburst,
0 pastor of the M. E. church
If readiness to avail one's self of tbe
righto of citizenship constitutes the
beat title to citiaenahip, how infinite
ly move qualified for democracy are
the people at Mesopotamia than the
people at the United State*! A etrea
effort to bring the American
ballot box last Kovert»
her resulted In mobilising 61-2 per
emit In the 1829 election, Cor
Meeopotamia, where the to
- tun, i«4 » tiffi ♦*« jim
jngmmmnm njurafl
for the
to tee first
to white to# 4® te»
at the to»««.
MISSOULA — MM faaued fog ea
PÂ'fk* fiMKIÎ't
«w t w* ®f *■
The card party given by the Parant
Teachers association last Saturday
night aras a success and about 960 aras
cleared for the purchase of juvenile
books. Twenty-five tables wars a«
play until II o'clock when lunch aras
served by the ladies. Mrs. Wm. Lind
strom won the head prise when she
cut with Miss Rice and Mrs. Bales.
Mrs. Boy Johnson was equally sue
cesaful in securing the cut prise,
while Mrs. Jones carried home the
prise for low score. Mr. Uhtharg of
Little Belt captured the men's chief
trophy, while the many who had
striven earnestly all the evening not
to win a game were outlucked by Wm.
Snook, Jr. After tee luncheon tee
floor was cleared and the crowd
j danced until 8 o'clock to music fur
nished by Mrs. Clergy, Ed Sunder
meier, J. W. Anderson, Jr., and John
With a banquet tendered Saturday
night at the Eddy Bose room, the 22nd
annual convention of the Retail Mer
chants of Montana, was brought to a
close after two days of interesting
Neihart was re-elected president of
the organization for the ensuing year
and the place of next meeting was left
to the decision of the board of direc
ions. R, R. Porter of
Governor J. E. Erickson wm* one of
the speakers at the banquet lest night
and welcomed the visitors in a brief
addreaa, in which he recognised the
important function of retail business
in the accepted scheme of distribution
of commodities. Lieut. Gov. W. 8.
McCormick and Representative Ole M.
Wold at Yellowstone county, also
spoke briefly.
The principe: address of the
eeeriotw was given at the
by Dr. V. J. Bindley, educational di
rector of tee Washington Retailers'
association. W. W, Gail, humorist,
newspaperman and farmer of Billing»
acted as toastmaster in his character
istic fashion.
Taking as his subject, "Whet's the
With the Retail Business,"
Dr. Hindley exhorted the retailers
present to extend the scope and
strength of their state-wide organi
zation to the end that tbe buying pub
lic may be given a clearer understand
ing of the important part played by
the merchants in tbe distribution of
the essentials of life.
At the business session Saturday
morning the convention adopted the!
recommendations of the special fi
nance committee to increase the mem
bership dues of the organization on a
sliding scale, according to volume of
business transacted by the members.
An increased budget was also ap
proved for tee coming year.
At the afternoon session T. O. Ham
mond of Helena, president of Mon
tans Bankers' association, spoke on
the deposit guarantee law.
The following were elected mem
bers of the board of directors: Leo
W. Singer, Great Falls; H. G. Gray,
Anaconda; F. O. Walton, Bozeman,
N. Wineetine, Helena; H. J. Fauzt,
Drummond; C- E. Varco, Sidney; D,
J. Cote. Billings; H L. Haneon, Miles
City; D- D. Wade. Livingston; D- N.
Coleman, Botte; O. C. Johnson, Wolf
Point, and C- A. Hummer. j
H. H. Faute, Drummond, was eftet
ed first vice president ; C E- Stroup,
Billing*, O. L. Brockman, treasurer,
and W. H. Bernard, secretary. _The
Helena Independent
The American Legten realised *
small stan at the recent Baldy-Strang
entertainment This money is being
used by Librarian John Pixzinl to hoy
hooks and supplies for tbe library.
Ubrary night each week on Thursday
night result* fa giving eut shout a

feature*. The Legtou will guarantee'»to
put to good use any
and old. The Legtou always welcomes
the donation ef good books that have
hundred books to Belt reader», young
been read sad are no longer of value
v alley
v ea)
Timas may want to give
the Time* office or speak to
ef the Legion and the boys ;
will csB for what hooks you »*y h*v«.'ted
Just reewatiy tile focal Port tom re
and Mr».. Harry Armstrong
EMtly ef Balt, adding In aS over 4»

Instructions have been r e eslved |g
Colonel T. M. Anderson, commanding
the 104th (Frontier) Division. Organ
ised Reserves, Saft Lake City, Utah.
to open the campaign to secure smell
ments for the Citimns Military fMW>|cently
ing Camp. The area to be covered by
this army headquarters consists «I
five states, Montana, Wyoming, Ne
vada, Idaho and Utah.
The main camp will be held at i
Douglas, Utah, June 18 to July
1926. The quota of the number beJfc
trained has been tentatively set at fÉ>
candidates anti! more i Tm iwMsIwI»
concerning the appropriation of funis
is received. A secondary camp will
be held at Fort D. A. Bussel, Wyom,
ing, for students in the advn tmfi
courses of Field Artillery and 'Carié
will apply for this training- 1» teat
bettor facilities exist at this post, tee
War Department contemplates butter;
and more interesting instruction f»y j
this class of students by haring this
separate camp rather than combining
it with the curricula« at Fort Doug-1
Us. UtahItwUl be held at tee
„ tb. l»c*l ■ '
ry. It is expected teat 140 rendtaafeH
Colonel Anderson 'believe« that the
quotas will be rapidly filled. Ldpt
year tbe young men of the intenmeti*
tain territory displayed so much «à*>
thus ia am for this period of outdegr
life and training that caueed this tab
lion of the country to stand
alt others in supporting the
C. «de« The
pected this year.
The old custom of opnahfertng ap
plicant« in the «am« order as their Re
plication blanks are received wifi ten
vail. This indicate# that any yffljpg
man who expects to attend tela yedr'#
should submit hts formal appli
.. without 4May to reniue fin*
shtml t*
c. * t
i. «»
Any farther information will be
furnished upon request by Headquar
ters 104th (Frontier) Division. 606
dll Commercial Building. Brit Lake
City. Utah.
else? Are we getting to be a civi ! : -
** tion that, like the tramp, home »
where we hang our hat"?
No one. so far, has been able, ap
parently, to do anything but criticise
«»«1 tement, nor doe* the answer seem
«8 closer. But the cry for community
»arriea and sociability seem to be in
P«rt rosponeible for the condition.
This may be right—it le possible that
the "home" of the teat few genera
tions la doomed to disappear, and in
* I*** «*
transformation, a community home.
Not a communist home, ndr a nation
aftzatkm of the home and children, but
» «ri home, where, at certain period#
during the day tee various member*
°f a family nay have a meal or social
hour together— a domestic luncheon
club—as It were. The trend of the
to he toward that
In these days of constant criticism
of the social conditions, the presses'^
lament of the corruption to high
places. Um pulpit's comment on the
decay of moral standards, the almost
universal decrying of our tees of poise
and stability, what about the Home?
Where ia our home to all this T Are
we losing tbe home, or are we just
transferring the home somewhere
1 •* **"*•
The blame far tikis condition ia fro.
quentiy placed upon the automobile
and it is possible teat the desire to
nee the family
to do with it, hot what about the com.
assy have a littl*
Surely, with mother toying arid*
the old
—.—, — -- of necessity break!
tb* old faahiMtad "home routine."j
the res po nsibility of mem«
berahip to from tenie to seven "op
lift" societies, still retaining her
church affiliations and her several
Hum father in addition to bis several
Mi *
*»d a half to two hour» to place of the
I* minutas at tbs "trough" as la
the old days, be
op every day
a result—Butt
day afoa»«fMs father available for «
day time at
the db

KALIS PELL —Great Northern has
harvested 500 cars of ice from Lake
POLSON — Work begun on new 40
room hotel to replace Grandview, ce
fMW>|cently burned,
. __
** about l 200 - 000
CHINOOK — California company
completes 30,000,000 foot gas well on
Bowes structure. Gasoline abaorp
tion P 1 ™* *o ba installed,
SHELBY — Post office increases
put Shelby into second-class office
j classification.
BUTTE — Eddy Baking company
will at once build 1100,000 plant hero,
HELENA- Contract let for 980,000
«meUition. 30 r^Tuamnic tom»
' MALTA - Definit« „no^^t
made that Utah-Idaho company will
build million-dollar sugar factory
Five near here.
SHELBY —Royal Canadian takes
over 4.640-acre leases; to conduct ex
tensive development campaign.
GREAT FALLS — Artesian wells
fion Sun River promise to yield water
|lor extensive irrigation.
TROY— Groat Northern will begin
building new roundhouse machine
"hop and other division buildings, as
soon as weather permits. Gmt will
building Deaconess hospital, work to
spent in Montana sinee 1»14
ing oil wells, drilling i, 800 ,000 feet
ggd. producing to date »14.060 AOO
worth of erode oil.
Major building in Monte»« for 1986
to include new concentrator at Mis
soula, ore mill at Phillpsburg. 11,500,
006 sugar factory at Sidney, and 96,
BILLINGS — 960,000 raised for
begin soon.
TROY — Great Northern will build
new roundhouse here, and extend yard
track here and passing track at Yakt.
BILLINGS — Midwest Refining
company places Moddreli least well on
pumping test in Big Lake field.
Approximately 980,000,000
{»00,000 irrigation works at Sun River.
etofize « Httie mar* in individual su- 1
jperririon and curbing. Instead of
mother's paper on the "Effect of the
Volstead Violations Upon the Minds
of Our Children," before her weekly
uplift society, and father's petitions
to tee council and legislature to legis
late against this and that temptation,
try a little "laying on of the hands"
soon find congenial companions eise
where, and the spirit of imitation ever
strong- within them, form their own
social sets or clubs, albeit these clubs
do not nasally have the "uplift" alms
or names.
But can you blame the children
much? Hie flapper, the cake-eater,
the lounge-lizards, tbe vamps mid the
sheiks, am enly the children of
years ago transformed by the social
spirit and uplift ef their parente.
To paraphrase an old truism, "show
me tee child end I will tell you how
many dubs, leagues end whist #ets |
his mother belongs to and bow many
uplift societies, luncheon clubs and
commercial organizations his father
The crying need today, if we want
to go back to "the things as they
were" is to right about foes ourselves.
cease trying to supervise the morals
and ante «Ke spirits of tbe younger
generation to the aggregate and spe
support# and attends."
aA home, and if need be father can
contrive an old fashioned "woodshed
strap" in tee basement A«
give the children to understand that
you a»* »till their mentor* and, if you
(heir ideeds.
You can not rei*e children in herd«.
The good Lord provided them with a
brain and soul and a few other thing«
that he <BÄ not give cattle and «beep.
Her will the laws of "quantity, pro
d k rti a «i " work in tbe human family
Este child must be band worked end
handled according to h»
individual disposition and tbe
spirit" can never »apply
tide personal service. This i« the duty
amd privilege of the parents end the
boa«« to tim place for ft,
fimamunity spirit may be ail right
to small doses, but the present whale-}
««to «ppBretion of it «mother, the,
spirit, tile very sou! of o» civil
Arthur Hamment is home fro».
Hughes ville where he has been en
gaged for the past few weeks in doing
the assessment on his claim which lies
in the mountain nearly across from
the Daniels boarding bouse. Mr.
, Hamment states that the Block P. !■
operating extensively with their con
centrator running full blast and that
all the claim. In the mountain are be
ing taken up. Up Dry Pork, which ie
Just below the old town of Barker,
considerable development is being
done. Up this gulch shout four miles,
at a point which is only about five
miles over the mountain from the Sil
ver Dyke, about twenty claim, have
been staked by the Block P outfit,
who have some ten men at work on
teem doing development work. This
gives rise to the hope that in the near
future another camp may be started
which shall still further develop the
mining industry in the Barker district
te the first games of tee basketball
tournament 'the result« were ae fol
Belt 89, Valter 6.
Havre 80, Choteeu 18.
Great Falls 83, Chinook 8.
Geyser 28. Cascade U.
Shelby 14, Cutbank 5.
Conrad was touted to defeat Simms
and Belt will have to play the winner
at this combination to their contest
If Brit should defeat Conrad they will
probably play Hartem next If they
lose to Conrad they will probably he
next matched with Centerville.
Stockmen who dealte to change
bulls would do well to advertise what
1 Evangelistic services will be held at
the Christian church on Thursday and
Friday nights of this week. On Sun
they have to offer. The farmer who
has an extra wagon, a grain drill, or
a bog that he does not need can turn
it into money by a small amount of
ad vert ising. Often thirty cento «pent
will save the advertiser severe! days
of wasted time and secure a frit
price for what otherwise would be •
total teas. Try our Classified Ada.
Misses Florence Cooper and Loretta
Co larch Ik took the noon train yester
day for Great Falls where they wB
attend the basketball tournament.
Howard Bartle of the Stirer Dyke
has been to the city a few day# re
hOjcentiy. ~
It will cost the smoker no more to
! smoke en El Eecentio. —Adv.
Mrs. J. W. Graybeel was a visitor
! to Great Falls yesterday.
John Jaap and Gun Manchester
| nuu ] e , rounc i trip to Great Fall# on
Wednesday afternoon,
Mr. Nelson tells us that the Great
Northern will sell round trip tickets
to Great Falls everyday this week up
to and including tbe 21st at one and
one-third fares for the round trip,
There are no string* attached to this
and this rate i# good whether you st
tend the tournament or not. Date of
return ia the 22nd.
day night and every other night next
week there will be services at the same
place beginning at 7:80. Sermon«
each evening by tbe Rev. J. A. Pto#
of the Pint Christian church of Great
Palls. The subject of his sermon for
this evening is "Wage* and Gift."
T o mo rr ow night the subject is "Sal
vation." Meetings have been conduct
ed for the past week with good audi
ences and intense interest. Everyone
is welcome.

An Irishman was sit ting jn • depot
smoking, when a woman came in and.
sitting down near him said;
"Sir, if you war* a gentleman, you
would not smoke haw"
"Hum," replied the Irishman, "if
you wuz a lady you would sit farther
Pretty soon the woman burst out
agate; "If you were my husband I'd
give yon poison."
"Well, mum." replied the l«teman
as he «rnoked sway at his
wa* me wife. I'd take it. —Odd Fte
i ... ,
***** *■* by a .core of 1» to 18.
the town team won from the Mo«
Power. 66 to 2*.
The first half of the high school
game was refereed by Henry Ooeoaok
» n d the second half by Mike TTveoe.
the Shelby team is the heaviest
; team seen here this season and sew- *
j ,r»i 0 f ju players appear to have bee*
Belt High lost to Shelby High m
born on tbe 29th day of February.
They playod a clean, consistent
game, however, and appeared at Hsson
to be afraid of hurting the little fel
lows against whom they played. The
first half ended with Brit on the hmg
end of the 6 to 4 score. In tee second
half Coach Lowry switched his
and the visitors began to crawl sway.
In the last quarter Lowry seat to
Bo both, who had been palled in tee
third quarter, and the rest of his
The Bolt score began to climb égala
but the lead could not be overcome.
Principal Kerehergen of tee
high school accompanied hie
The center and the right fo r wen t
seemed to he the strongest men an ten
Shelby teem, while tee guarding at
Snook and the fioorworfc of Brimtfc
won outstanding mi tee Belt squad.
The lineup:
The tilt batween the Powers m*A
Brit was rough and featured by
ill-temper of the visiters. They
hopelessly outclassed and not to good
condition. When
their tempers «sited alte Slid teer»
were minutes teat looked Hk* a
for all.
Experience ha* taught Belt teat tt
ia always best to have a raforse from
« neutral town and though the. reft»
ering of Spsgen was of Mg*» Orter,
yet tee fact flat he is « Belt man
«hater#. A few
getting a
is usually wril spent
Mika Evans played ««tor for tow
town team and his playing at tee into
ket on following up shots was riaagp.
exert himself, fa I at times h# get In
to the teamwork with Wa
and also proved teat hi» eye for tow
basket ia still accurate. Upon MB
Rubber, Henry Gotsaek end
Evens fell the brunt of the floor werk
white Gillette waited like a tiger tm
to invade hi* terri tory
knees and chased the bah
«toste in tels position, ta tin endsg
ment at the crowd.
Ute first half was fast and furtetm
and proved too fast for ike wind at
the visitors, several at whom were out
on their feet before the final whistle.
The third quarter was slow but to
the fourth, for a time, the pace was
swift. Coach Lowry substituted for
Habber and Fitter for short periods
end Harry Browning took Habber 1 *
place in the last few minutes of play.
The lineup:
William Walker, who visited
some weeks ago, went bock to hie
work of patrolling trade on the Greet
Northern near Libby and was streak
by the Oriental Limited soon after.
ble-tracked and to the cuts the rati
rood officials have experienced con
siderable difficulty from slide*, neces
sitating thV employment of patrols.
As William was picking rock off
the track one night by lafttsrnligbt.
be failed to hear the Oriental Limited
as it came around a curve and did not
quite clear contact with the
he jumped when ft was ahnoet open
him. He was badly bruised and shak
en up but no bones were broken. Lust
week he sent for his mother, Mrs.
Mabel Barlow to come to Lfhhy a mi
take ear« ot him. No apprakensfon la
felt as to his l e cov w y .
"Hello. Pat, I hear y m lost your
job to the department sfore."
"Ye*, got fired the first dey.*
"How did thrtlmppent*
"Oh. 1 just took a sign team » tody*»
shirt waist and pot to on a hälfe fete."
"Well, that mmt m mtA wm
"I don't know, feq|
■How would yea like te tm pwr 1
girl in te» for UMt K ~-Miff i
ployes Jouroak f,. ^ $4

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