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The Daily Missoulian. [volume] (Missoula, Mont.) 1904-1961, May 26, 1912, Morning, Image 16

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SUNDAY, MNY 28, 1912
PASSING EVENTS
A Seneral rain raised the hopes and
expectations of the farmers last week
and a onosevelt landslide blighted the
anticipations of the Taft boomers.
These were the incidents which stood
out most conoplcinously in the hap
penings of the seven days just closed.
These and the incidents of commence- SJ
ment time made the week continul ig
ously interesting and maintained the SI
intensity of the spring's events. Lo.
cally, the commnencement exercises of
Ith county high school futrnished the
week's central' theme: these will he i
fpllowed by the more mature proceed- p
ings at the state university which this u
week will usher in. There was no
corner of the country in which there d
was not absonrhing interest in the Ohio
primaries, lust Tuesday, amd their out
come served to simplify the political T
situation. Tie 'ralt campaign has be
come a mere form as a result of the
action of the presldeflt's home people:
the scramble for some plapslble expe
dlent ia now engaging the attention of a
the mapagement of the affairs of the 0
trusts. It was n week to be remtm- t
tiered In that it clarified the situation
to a great extent and ht'ought nearer
and made surar the reelamatien of
the people's right tio govern them
eelvf . in, thin conmtry.
CLIARID UP-The result of the J1
Ohio primaries was significant: yet
it was only In line with what had oc
curred inr other states when a fair
opportunity was given tile people to
*xpress their opinion In the matter of S
presidentiall preferenee. But the Ohio C
declaratiopD larifled tile. republican t
nomination campaign and served tn.*
other warning upon the leepubllknrt
national committee that the Chicago g
conventhin is to he representative of h
the people and. the patty. . Any iat
tajpt to control' the convention In ,
the interest of. one man cannot now
suicceed. It is not believed that the
proposed attempt will be made. The
lpar'elous sweep of the country which
Colonel JRoosevelt is making gives ad.
dioloMtl force to, the claim that the
progressive republicans will control
the convention and this certainly will
have a deterrent effect upon the plans
of. the mtachine leaders. I'very day
makes 'it apparent. more and more,
that the republican party' Is deter
mined to rid iits'lf of the incubus of
bdlslam and that it will remain the
party of progress and of the people,
holding the place which was given It
by the people under the leadership of
Lincoln, Grant, Moleiinley and Rnoose
velt. The returns from Ohio merely
emphasised ithe declaration already
made that the people aire doing their
own tllnking in this campaign and
that they: are not to be turned aside
from the real isspe. They will take
into their 'own bands the control of
their party.
PIT Ill MI, 1 -4.i at President
f a lsle4 ll ip)t tdvisersr becomes
t 8rAnk he apeslS in pub.
et ppossible that bhe would
,gars have resorts .'I
i t n iameiaSlon, Itt
Eovery year in My, we rv ul
of Spring. Out of te d.
come the light and the lifes e w e r
seen the transformation mtc pie !ine* we e
born, but we never cease to wooder at th is awe new
and strange and marvelous. Thp-medlelht bf the sunshine,
the magic of light-these t neformi h e, rld each, spring
and the change thrills us, eahb time, as If we had never seen
it before. It is ever new and eve strange ti beauitf~l,
Tucked away in the beautrifi. hapters wuhfdh Oliver Wen.
dell Holmes left us--a pricelaslsegicy--il a little story of
the magic power of sunshine,-which Is ae good a springtime
sermon as we ever read or hearI. It is a fermon whidh is
singularly appropriate on this Sunday of Miy, 1912. Here
it is: ,
Did you ever, in walking the fields, come aci asu large, flat atone,
which has lain, nobody knows how long, Just where .ou found it, with
the grnas forming a little hedge, as it. were, close to its edgea and
have you not, In obedience to a kind of feeling that told you it had been t
lying there long enough, inainuated your stlck or your foot or your fin- t
gers under its edges and turned It over. as a housewife turns a cake
when she says to herself, "It's done brown enttgh ''y this time?''
What cn odd evelation, and what an unfore.een and unpleasant sUr . .
prise to n small community, the very existenes.ofwhlcb you 'had not t
suspected, until the sudden dismay and sOntterikg among its members
Sprodtced by your, turning the old atone overt "" •
landes of grans flattened down, colorless, matted together, as if they
had been bleached and ironed: hideous crawling creatures, some of them
noleopterous or horny-nhelled-turtle bug, one wants to call them;
some of them softer, but cunningly spread out and compressed like e
I.epine watches (nature never loses a crack or a crevice, mind you, or
a joint In a tavern bedstead, hut she always has one of her flat-pattern
live timekeepers to elide into it); black glosny crickets, with their lohg
filaments sticking out like the whips of four-horse stage eoaches; mo.
stonless, slug-like creatures, larvae, perhaps, more horrible in their
pulpy stillness than even in the internal wriggle of maturityt
Rflt no sooner Ins the stone turned and the wholesome light of day let
upon this compressed and blinded community of creeping things than
all of them that enjoy the Iluxury of legs-and some of them have a good
many-rush round wildly, hutting each other and everything in their
way, and end in a general stampede for underground retreats from the
r region poistned by sunshine.
Next year you will find the granss growing tall and green where the
n stone lay; the groundhird builds her next where the beetle had his t
o hole: the dandelion and the buttercup are growing there, and the broad t
rfans of insect angles open and shut over their golden disks as the ryth
mle waves of tllssfutl consciousness pulsate through their glorified
being. * *
There is meaning in each of those images, the butterfly as well as a
the others. The stone is ancient error. The grass in human nature borne t
down and bleached of all its color by it. The shapes that are driven *
beneath are the crafty beings that thrive in darkness and the weaker
organisms kept helpless by it.
tie who turns the stone over in whosoever puts the staff of truth to
a the old lying incubus, no matter whether he do it with a serious face or
a laughing one.
The next year stands for the coming time. Then shall the nature
which has lain blanched and broken rise in its full stature and noble t
blue in the sunshine. Then shall Cled's minstrels build their nests In 4
d the hearts of a new-born humanity. Then shall beauty-divinity takes
k outlines and color-light upon the souls of men as the butterfly, image
of the heautlful spirit rising from the aust, soars from the shell that
e held a poor grrlb, which woull never have found winlls had not the c
stone been lifted. i
d We hold these words of the quaint New England humor
.1ist-philosopher to be specially applicable to this particular
springtime season. The regularly scheduled spring miracle
is this year supplemented by another transformation. The
1 sunlight of progressiveness is breaking into the darkness
of bossism; the hand of the honest-thinking people is lift
. Ing the stone of system in order that the sunlight may shine
e in. These words of Doctor Holmes will not make an im- a
pression, perhaps, upon the venal servitors of the system or I
upon its conscious beneficiaries-but we commend them to I
those who are honest in their distrust of new things, who
' doubt the efficacy of any change. Let these honest doubt
. ers read, this morning, the story of the sunshine's work.
.i Then let them doubt longer-if they can.
The effort to restore the people's political rule; the inter
ference with the illegal privileges of the favored interests;
the safeguarding of the life of the child, that he may play
, and live instead of slaving and dying; all the preachments
e of wise discontent for which we are so bitterly denounced by
the reactionaries, have in reality the same essential purpose
and meaning.
Woodrow Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt, Jane Addams,
Harvey Wiley, Gifford Pinchot, Louis Brandeis, Frank
Heney and Ben Lindsey-these are the advocates of the
wise change in every quarter of the land, the change which
e means the upgrowth into health of the starved and crushed
t lives which have been the victims of privileged system.
The people's hands are under the edge of the stone-it
must be lifted and the light must be let in. It means the
salvation of our country and its people. It means the dis
i comfort and discontent of the black and drab crawling
Sthings in their cherished slime and darkness.
-- ' . . ., " . '
cepting ua facts the reports which are h
-lven himnt by his campaign managers; ui
his public statements are made In ap- Ii
parent good faith, but they are so rei- (
mote from the true state of affairs n
that they are iltifully absurd. Rne- i
peatedly be has said thnt he has º
enough votes to Insure his nomina- t
tion; the public knows that this is a t
ridiculoutl claim. lie denounces asn '
falsoe the claim that there hns been e
fra.d in his campaign-yet the tactics
of the Taft machine in Indana. have I
been denounced by papers Which are e
friendly to the president; In the state
of Washington the attenmpted theft of
the state delegation han roused the
indignation of editors who had, pre- I
viounly, been earnest in their advo-.
cacy of the Taft candidacy; In Mon
tana, we are familiar with the open
fraud which was perpetrated in many I
counties. The people will not stand
for these methods. They are deter.
mined to be the masters and not the
servants of the men they choose to
rpresent them. This is the issue of
this campaign. It Is the Issue which
the Taft managers forced and which
the people have taken up. And the
verdict at the polls has everywhere
been emphatically against the ma
chine,
THi HIGH SCHOOL - Another
year's work has 'been done by the
MtaeoulPa eoqunt$' high school, another
..X~r of good work, The class that
geeuated Priday should make Its
.mIar and the thi(lg that its mera
h.re do In the years to come shoutld
.dd to the prentige of the local school.
It In to be hoped that the sPenlors of
this )year will 'remember the address
º made to them by Dr. Dunlway of the
univereity. Dr. Dunlway called atten
Ilon to the debt the gradualtes owe to
the commonwealth that haz given
them educatioh, a public investment
Bfrom which the public has the right to.
1 expect adequate returns; To reotmrn
ll n service what the public has given
in educative attention is * the first
e duty of the hligh school graduate.
P Now, the beat service that these boys
tIeand girls, men anil women In a few
e yeara more, can render Is, simlpy, to
hle good eitizena, There are too many
who take no interest in the common
welfare, wlhose horizon le bounded by
n selfishness, who can seoo no good hut
y that of personal advantage. It is to
d these that the advice of Dr. Duniway
and that of Judge lvvana' hould be
ce brought home. Judge Evans told the
A class to take an lnterest In politics,
rf not, necessarily an active candidates,
h hut as intelligent, diaerlminating vot
'h ers. Now, to vote Intelligently means
e to be a good citizen, for the public,
re unless hoodwinked by clever unacru.
a- pulousnemss Is ever right. Service,
then, that the high school people owe
may be partly repaid by intelligent
er voting, wheti the time comes that they
ha may vote. The man who It cleanly Inj
or telligent In politics Is Molt likely to
at be a good citlzen In other ways, ,Nont
ta of the peakers told the high hohoI"
S- raduate that they meet not be, t ove
: · · I ·
tanitr oasr t$` p '
tiet bearvn, t#uiely ar t ".a
4040iot bitt it* *pp1Ti t
( 4V this ti pies that them
hboe gtih4 tans bold tf ceint ,Y
tli. sinAltitt, thor that' elirp
'ither way, tba tatter how unimt
tportait -u p9a1lt eont to flU at
fSat,.they db lr tery beit. It
sI, to bet ,that then la tno
expereaese ai `het it ip not of
value iattr on, ` s cclii larp tieth*
Ins withott tO ofit, that ritalthi
servite'ln air1 elapaity, fits 5t
for the greatest ~pvien n 'a poslttlo
more relpo1nsibl. btt is a enmulativt
propoMtlion thil laibe, thh thing that
the street c.lla "1lng good." There
Is no phrase thathi.m it all up as well
as this. Jut "mIbe.good."
THAT ORAYQ AL-Prom time to
time the Itnlverauit of Montana asks
the city of iMuilfal to co-operate in
some high school epterprise. An an In
variable rule, th~l own docki all it can
to help the gown. Prilday night there
was an Interstate hratorical contest, at
the university, lW presentatives of
Washington, Oregon and Montat~l- met
In competition. It wa an hnmportant
event, a contest that all the northwest
watched, The attendance was small,
much to the disappointment or the uni
versity. Yet, the university has no
right to blame Missoula. There were
less than fifty students in the audience,
while the proportion of the faculty that
was repteented was about as small.
Now, while the university has the reo
ognised right to call upon the town for
help in' such things, nevertheless, the
university has no right to expect the
town to patronise something in which
the university itself takes but a passive
interest. If the university people do not
attend their own oratorical, they can
not expect the people of the town to
show any extraordinary enthusiasm
about it.
MEMORIAL DAY.-Next Thursday is
Memorial day, set aside for honor to
the veterans of the war thata genera
tion and more igo seened about to rend
the country in two great and bitterly
hostile divisions, but really served the
common good and made for general
unity and amity, even if at a terrible
cost of blood. Memorial day, some
times called Decoration day, Is a hol
Iday originally appointed by the sur
viving members of the veterans of
the civil war for the memory of their
comrades who had died. Ip most com
munities, the celebration took the sim
ple form of a pfoce.alon to the sol
diers' graves, with decoration of these
graves with flowers. Then, usually.
there was a public address or two on
patriotic subjects, an oratorical dec
oration. The Grand Army of the Re
public has, almost invariably, had full
charge of such celebration. Now,
however, time has thinned the ranks
of the Grand Army, has deolmated Its
forces as no shock of battle could.
The situation in Cornwall, New York,
seems likely to fei the one that will
ohtnin generally within a few years
more. The {ornwall veterans about 1i
four years ago came to the conclu- ll
silon that they could no longer an- k
nume the responslblllties of the MeP .
mortal-day celebration. Thereupon. t,
the lodges of the town.. with whom
many of the veterans were affiliated, r
decided to take up the buhrden, If a
burden this may be called. A coam
mlttee was organized, upon which the
fraternal. rellgious and 'cliic bodies of o
the town were represented, and' this n
committee took full charge of the eel
ehration, with complete success.e
Through the efforts of a member of t
this Cornwall committee, a bill are I
been paased by the New York legisla
ture providing that any town in the
state may vote upon a proposition to
appropriate from the public funds at
sum toward the expense of Memorial.
day celebration. This given the ot
casion the legal recognition of" the
legislature and provides assurance
that the custom will not. die With the I
last member of the Q. A. I. of that
state. It would appear that in such
a way Memorial day is to be saved
to. the country. This iq well. The
occasion has always had significance
deeper than that of a memorial to
silent heroes, even if In that one phase
there is ample reanon for such a day.
It has ever been the occasion of
awakened patriotism and civic con
solence. In the men who gayp their
lives for principle, for what, right or
wrong, they consldered. the tllht, we
*have our finest examples ot what real
men should be and how they should
conduct themselves. We' should not
'lose Memorial day from our list of
special oooasons, especially In these
days when imported uinreet appears
likely to spread to an exteng to, the
less well balanced of our native cit.
Isens.
It has taken many mpzhhl to' glt
Banker O'Nell started ftoy Canada to
his thome In Wallace, but" the trip willi
not be am long as the Itart,
If the prosecution pro at half its
allegStions in the DAltoW" oeea, oulr
opinion-ot the notovrluatite#nsy will
ao oonfirmnd. ,
* Alsoi the fine Italian eih*4 of tih
a tegMsmetat* oainpary oals be seen 1
a*l.o 10 S 1 d'o. ato 0nmo4uP!.;
Sx + Iý
~ . · . · ·{y if
x·. 4
to prosper, and the a
it aatomdblfes #ho"1
e mat oneth l. of a
am aro not hank
Istoeal thene re t
tb srainbow's foot oC '
bausd l ts ontents In e q
alnothr one which emw ·ri~ º wdie'H
overed. ookting over aes 1W 't
those who have aeoumtultd ]
and bonds, It is a faet 'whh fl!W
the student someWhat $fm eleelt,
that most of the mnIlionat aree mltehi
who didn't mine. Thle as
a rule, were too busy to rist leh.
There arp some of th marea who
washed Montana' "~lvel, forty. years
ago and more, who are qpending the
aunset days of theijrliivh l luxury.
There are more of -them who am.
only moderite oeirupjstances. ,~T~ik1
are a few who are able to report aoi
other asset than the 'llvtll hope which
Inspired them halt a century ago-but
they. can boast of as strong an Ip
spiratloh as they had then, the fire
of their confidence has not winedr i'te
yearis. ,Aslong as they or t n nto
the hills in the spring, thoy are 4.tr
taist that they will yet strike It,'ilch
And a man who at threesoora eahshow
thle asset is, I believe, richer the i hip
fellow whose capital Is nyaested in
bank,.stock.
The real eternal hope is that which
the prospector holds. Thema Is no
other belief as strong as his; there
Is no confidence as great; there Is no
faith so positive. He knowp the gold
is there, waiting for him, andi he
knows that he is going to find it It
he persists. And he does persist as
long as his strength lasts. He never
surrenders. Always brave and reliant,
he asks no quarter in the fight of life.
He may have had a setback, now and
then, but he Is not discouraged and
he Is as alert for news of new dig.
gings as he was when the spring of
youth was In his step and the eyes,
now dimmed, glowed with boyish seal.
Undaunted and undismayed, the
prospector faces the setting sun. He
envies no man. He has sympathy.
always, for the man who Is shut up
in the city, who cannot get out into
the hills, who has to drudge for a liv
Ing and who has not the glorious
company of nature and the opportunity
of finding a fortune all at once In
stead of pegging away for it, year In
and year out.
If you have seen the prospector at
threescore-and-ten, you lYnow that he
is as buoyant as the prospector at
thirty. Time deals )cindly with him.
Mlm ,1r- 1. IA-l ,.. the fhamesh a.w
His life is .Ideal In the thorough en- I
joyment it contains and in the solid iL
comfort It brings. Perhaps. for a sea- W
son, he yields to the importunity of W
friends and settles In town. But the .
lilre of the teor attracts him, the
murmur of the pines calls him, the N
song df the stream draws him and y'
he goes. He cannot resist. It Is life 1t
to him to be in the hills-it it all of
life. Y4
Of this type was Newt Dickinson. a
ice had been in the early vanguard of '
the qdvance upon .Montana. His was ti
the story of the men who washed the .1
gravel of scores of gulches In the days it
of tlub first stampedes. He had seen W
fortunes made and lost; he had found
colors In new bars and he had teol- P
lowed In the wake of others who had
found diggings where none had been
known before. He had known all the "
stages from affluence to want. He W
had suffered hardships and had faced a
the perils of easy living. It
His is not a new story. We have all
read It--ust with a different hero- ti
and we are all familiar with Its h
episodes. He had 'been In most of the f'
early-day camps. He was known in all a
the towns of western Montana. In and ti
out of them he had moved, showing '
up In the fall and disappearing In the |
spring. He had many friends In the
Deer Lodge valley; once I.e had lived
on Cottonwood. He had even tried
his hand at runn ng a saloon In Deer
loIdge, but lie was not successful at
that kind of a bgr. i
'Up in Anaconda, a place was found t
for him in the great smelters; he had b
an easy berth. It was something of aI
pensioner's position. But It was not
the sort of thing that Newt Dickin-I
son liked. There Is a heap of dif
ference between spending days in a
smelter and spending them In the
Montana hills. There is a difference
in the atmosphere, for one thing.
There s., too, a difference in the omrn
pany-whed a man Is used to the birdl
and tthe blue sky and the sunshine, the
environment of a smelter, even If it is
a very fine smelter, Is not congental.
1Seventy-three years .old was Newt
Dickinson when the news came of the
discovery of Thunder lMountain, In
Idaho, That was, I ,believe, In 1901.
'Dickinson was then over. In Deer
Lodge. The news came to him and
stirred the old yearning which had
r been dormant fot a long time,
It was lIke the familiar story- of the
superannuated warhorse ronewing his
youth at thE sound of the ' sge call
I or the old veteran of the .'re de
i partment sprilngln Into a allop at
,t he sound of the gong and moahinlag
the milkwalon to which he .was
harnessed. The word rinom Thunder
Mountain was to N4ewt Dickinson the
Scall of the trail,.
e He could not resist it, Vainly .ie
friends sought to dissuade him from
the trip; they told him of the long l
journey through the wllderness nad
they reolted the dangers to whtlohhe
It would be eepdsed. But he heeded
* them not In the least. Had he not been
I through all the experliooes which they 1
related and had he not come out
alive?' Was he not as good a man as
as hever was and had he not the ea
r penrince of yeors to guide him,?
II o, he answered them, "And- h0Is
, ilrations for thla. +jsurbf,. were
contJe d.
i o ith all the rosy ,htbhsIa q
Ia youth, O` the old dp
. r . r
,- ~~~~ it
is
fit Wtas 1?
shoewed s eq
SMnd eplained.a; i
:to ag tla . just, IIt
enda s ea t All the
17 4F tdisc e the old, mad
. theiro m
.ett wt P '- 1was
1 .es 'fr tale veteran. *1
Out oer thdpioneer trail ~r ,g
D.kld..n to ,HtI Geto canyeon an
down ,"througlt the mountains hi welit
to Malftl a, riding his ons horse and
lea41l te 0 other. le was a debon.
halat ±k Sbh tsrriest knigt.errant. nHi
hope rose higher than bver, as he
moved along the trail .fis onfldonee
hecanla strnger su he journeyed to.
ward the idaho line, beyond which
a iong lwiy beyond-lay the bidden
tretasurewhleh was waiting for him.
Out' of Missoula the , peospeotbr
moved' toward the ,Loi. trail. The
country was familiar to him-he had
traversed it years before. The Jour
ney was pleasant beoausq it recalled
old memories. To the people be met
along the trail Dickinson talked of
onme of these.
There were those among the folks
who listened to the Wayfarer whe
listened Indulgently, humoring him as
one humors a simple. A bit daft
they thought him and wondered if It
were rafe to let him out into the hills
alone. But the old man moved on
and he was forgotten. There were a
few of the men wl'om he met who
know him; they had known him in the
years of the old stampedes. To these
he talked and they: understood him.
At a couple of houses on the Lola
trail he would have been welcome had
he stayed on indefinitely.
On and on up the trail around Lolo
peak-past the hot springs and up to
the divide. Then Jhe breasted the
summit and Idoho was before him.
Down the trail he dropped and was
In the Cloearwater with its great for.
osta, its vast plains and Its wonder
ful streams. Elven as late as 10 years
ago, the Idaho Clearwater was a good
deal of a wilderness.
It was In August. The west slope
of the Bitter -Roots is a fine country
in the late summer. That summer
was particularly fine. It is easy to
imagine the delight with whlch Dick
inson must have plungea into the
wilderness, impatiently moving o~-.
ward to the gold ahead, but re
luctant to leave the .beautes which
Iuctant to leave the 'beautlea whlih i
were all about him. He was all alone *,
with "his horses and he never told t
much of what happened over the hill. y
Do not lose tight of the fact that t
Newt Dickinson was seventy-three 'p
years old. That will make it easier
to understand how things happened as a
they did. later. Seventy-three yearsn
young he was when he breasted the
nummit of the Bitter IRnot divide, going e
west, and guided his horses down into
the Clearwater. Seventy-throee years r
old he was when, a fortnight or so
later, he climbed back over the trail.
weary and discouraged.
One. day, in the Clearwater, hims
pack horse got away from him andli
Dickinson was not able to catch him.
He tried hard enough, but the chase ,
was unsuccessful and the led horse
went off into the wilderness, carrying
all of the old man's provisions and t
leaving him In a sorry plight. 1
Discouraged at last, Dicklnsd6n
turned back toward Montana, riding I
his one horse. Fortunately there was t
forage and water enough for the ho leo
and Dickinson pushed on over the baldk
trail as rapidly as possible. He was
weak and,. worst of all, his courage
was gone. But he pushed on, de
termined to let back to Montana.
They say Dickinson was much worn
and exhausted when he got back to the
Lobo hot. springs. But he told them 1
little of his troubles; he was proud and
reserved. He had a little money and a
he bought a etow supplies. He said
he had lost his packhorne ahd. was
going back for a new outfit. They
didn't know him and merely thought i
himn a little daft-perhaps l'ating him
as a crasy prospector. He made no I
fuss; he just took the meager stock
of provisions which- he bought and
moved on down the trail. How little
he bought may be, imaglned from the
fact that he had nothing left when he
got down into the Blitter Root, a
couple of days later.
How prould-foolishly proud-he ,was
may be understood from the fact that
he would have been received like a
father at the Williams raanoh, where
he was known and where he knew
the people. There were two other
places on the 1iolo trails, Where his re.
caption would have been cordial. But
with his crackers and cheese and his
4bit of tea he rode on down the trail.
He talked little to the. peolle he met.
There was hospitable comfort for
him In any one of the farm homes
along the lower part of the Lole trail
had he made known hll plight. At the
plys.o mentioned there would have
beoa a home welcome for him, had. the
folks within but dreamed tiat out on
the trail 'the old man was ploddlnl
along .ad Ii such a plight.
At ,olo town, Dickinson bought a
few, crackers and a little. tea, The
storekeeper pamd little attention to the
old -man. Later, he recollected that It
seemed to take all the money his queer
customer had, just to pay for the hand.
ful of food that he got, But a road.
side storekeeper get tUed to uuoch
dilage and is not inclined to phillm.
thropy. And, foter all, Dlcklnson tale
a commnfb type.
I was. rememlered, a good while
later, that the oli man turned down
toward the .mouth of 1olao Probabl.
he et, to te c+lear w ate t, P, ma4*
h :1 gat4am his OAK It was
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p t*4 qea
an d
iHre, ,I all thel
se umi.r 494 i
tea be id the i
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werio hi then Ine a
tie rt all ti
41sa .ummrn Wqn" t, e
tea betid ttS e
the, r npit, thabsa ai
,and tAt t. sed t ti5 " oU t
was nt mlt. t *r
What, nts-fl 1 It le
hi WAPsp end, lttlnlh f ere brld, the
rwoage ~bl e oatOkh hflra . th_"
bel to, l o I hire
he.Va:sulhe l ad to him the alttn ,
teet hd elos dd hie pU. --o he rb -
'ulo and welltp on P
hinp we puate! trwatath the np thin
itt 0n* fdirectse d a s f d lyat
nwa theie dayi tha s beens iff th
atoy writteltedO to e Mg. the #rnis
hah hsds Aloaded a :phijs TM,:
ally b ts sse pi o P
hoei s they had bit leofd, and eo the
it so, we had brouiAt. It ~a not nfat
uril pI NeWt sitting there beide the
presinging water. watchedd.-the suntt'
And, ra Ispt , moothe ilenes of the
lde haclou dayed his plaed besfore hoe
he pufleaned baway upon the pipe think,
a the birdays their gooad hbeen, dt tohe
the tun. hey adnk into dledmba P the
hap t ase he brougpt,tbo drkt as notl na
and Newt kNewt on'nson wettno' be we
n e other shapside a the senes of those.
oldet r, hope that t passed that wh
he brave oback upllow, type grass, adbee
whas ich Ir wellnllht etint, ad ight to
a brave slepht. the end he angel camt
tud Newt Dickiy. He nesoner 's wakeningd. was
ndependenr side forbad the Great Divie houlde.
turq even to friends heauby for the aid
Lehat would have prthatoond hwas yethat way.
He had boltht and had enaid he fo th
last mreal that he ever ate. Ned. dy's
ndepenty had been extended to hime
turhey y that everythlnn to friends about the
place Indicated that the end had been
peaceful. 'the end of that ' jour
ney had taken Newt Dickinson to the
gate which swings but one way. In
slumber l4e had passed over the last
trail. It was tlttfnu, too, that his last
neath the blue sky and under the
trees. He had slept there so many
Years-the trees, and the birds and
the hills had been his intimate com.
panlons for a long, long time.
(In that eomrAdeshlp he had his last
glimpse of earth. There, with his head
pflowed utiNi the bosom which had
mothered him thtpugh days of happi
ness and of sorrow, he breathed his
last. To the panule of the waters hea
rank into the slepp from ,which he was
never to :waken.
Perhaps h. dreamed of treasure
trove. Maybe. in his vision tLaere came
to him a glaimps of tle iold which
he hald rought s4 many. yedi., When
('IIt had stnrted aiiuo that journey, he
yhad confidently predected that he
would find that for 'which' he had
been all his life in qusait.
And, on- the banks or: the Bitter Root
he found it. Better such an end ;to
the journriy thian that othtir end of
great stteif' n an long yeys or de
penence Whtph dome sometimes tb
thoseof his type. He die4lip the Uhr
nHess.. The dark angel found him on
the trail.
Amosg the pioneerq qf western Mon
tans, Newt Dlekinson had many
friendir - It hsapgiied tlidt-lnti one of
them,)feard of tBlls fnding of the4 ody
at the mouth of the Lolo. It was a
good while afterward that the real
(identity of the man was knowi, Jud4ge
HIram Knowles was one of those who
had Inown Newt Dickinson. When he
learned what had " befallen the old
pioneer, the judge swore-and It ,was
a righteoaus oath.
But, probably, it he hba bad' any
choice in 4the matter, Newt Dickinson
would have chosen to 41e ip the o)et,
rather than in a shut-in room. L 1ike
t9 thik .tbhaCt hIs aroing, of the 41
vide was .not unhappy, even ift his last
proapeoting tri dild 1not' lead him to
his pot of gold.
-A1 L S.
Missoula, May 2I, le12.
ANTI*NGLlO ll PtU.dING STRONG.
Berlin, May 2.SS--te depth an4'per
sistenoy of the .nti-tU gllh eIll .li
Qermany, whtilh s tm last
summer's ends In ii-Gerni- b l
latIons ~e.s . s today by the
refusal of the Potsdam boar of rlder
men to vote finds fop the entartain
ment of the l"ritish phyoleapsn who ore
to attend the oanventton of the royal
Institute of publio health in July. This
convention enjoys the patraonge of the
highest offiolal ciroles I) OMermnL
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