PRESIDENT WILSON AND GOVER
NOR STEWART ISSUE THEIR
Washington, Oct. 23.—Including the
practical completion of the Panama
canal among the manifestations of a
"beneficent providence'' toward the na
tion, President Wilson today issued his
first Thanksgiving proclamation, nam
ing Thursday, November 27, as a day
devoted to gratitude for the people's
blessing. The proclamation reads:
"The season is at hand in which it
has been our long-respected custom to
turn in praise and thanksgiving to Al
mighty God for his manifold mercies
and blessings to us as a nation. The
year just passed has been marked by
manifestations of His gracious and
beneficent providence. We not only
had peace throughout our own borders
and with the nations of the world, but
that peace has been brighteend by mul
tiplying evidences of genuine friend
ship, of mutual sympathy and under
standing, and of the happy operation
of many elevating influences both ideal
and of practice.
"The nation has not only been pros
perous, but has proved its capacity to
take calm counsel amidst the rapid
movement of affairs, and deal with its
own life in a spirit of candor, right
eousness, and comity. We have seen
the practical completion of a great
work at the Isthmus of Panama, which
not only exemplifies the nation's abun
dant resources to accomplish what it
will, and th edistinguished skill and
capacity of its public servants, but
also promises the beginning of a new
age, of new contacts, new neighbor
hoods, new sympathies, new bonds
and new achievements of cooperation
" 'Righteousness exalteth a nation,'
and 'Peace on earth, good will towards
men,' furnish the only foundations up
on which can be built the lasting
achievements of the human spirit. The
year has brought us the satisfaction
of work well done, and fresh visions
of our duty which will make the work
o fthe future better still.
"Now, therefore, I, Woodrow Wilson,
president of the United States of
America, do hereby designate Thurs
day. the 27th of November next, as a
day of thanksgiving and prayer, and
invite the people throughout the land
to cease from their wonted occupa
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tions and, in their several homes and
places of worship, render thanks to
"In witness whereof, I have hereun
to set my hand and caused the seal of
the United States to be fixed.
"Done at the city of Washington,
this 23rd day of October, in the year
of our Lord, one thousand nine hun
dred and thirteen, and of the inde
pendence of the United States of
America, the one hundred and thirty
"By the president,
(Signed) "WOODROW WILSON.
"W. J. Bryan, Secretary of State.''
By Gov. Stewart.
Helena, Oct. 24—Governor Stewart's
Thanksgiving proclamation, issued to
"From the time of its first observ
ance by the Plymouth colony in 1621,
Thanksgiving day has become more
and more an event in the life of the
American people, until today it is
recognized throughout the land as a
day specifically given over to acknowl
edgment by prayer and praise for the
blessings conferred upon the people
by Almighty God.
"In Montana our people approach
this annual observance with a full
realization of the benefits that have
come to them in most generous meas
ure. In every material sense they
have been prosperous. On the farms,
in the industries and in all of the ave
nues of commerce there have been
evidences of the favor and bounty of
an all-wise Providence.
"In all these things that make for
civic righteousness and the lasting
good of a people and a state, Mon
tana has gone forward. The influence
of her churches and her schools has
widened and there has been a notable
increase in the organizations tending
to raise the standard of citizenship
and make of ours a better state in
which to live. Neither calamity nor
pestilence has visited us and our peo
ple are contented and at peace with
all the world.
"Therefore, I, S. V. Stewart, gover
nor of the state of Montana, do here
by join the president of the United
States in designating Thursday, the
twenty-seventh day of November next
as Thanksgiving day.
"And I recommend that on that day
our people refrain from their labors
and in their houses of worship and in
their homes give earnest observance
to the occasion, offering thanks to Al
mighty God for His divine favor and
praying for the guidance of His omni
potent hand through the years that
are to follow, with which guidance
they may well face the future in all
hope and confidence.
"In witness whereof, I have hereun
to set my hand and caused the great
seal of the state to be affixed.
"Done at the city of Helena, the cap
ital, this, the twenty-fourth day of
October, in the year of our Lord one
thousand nine hundred thirteen and
of the independence of the United
States of America the one hundred
"S. V. STEWART.
By the Governor.
"A. M. ALDERSON,
"Secretary of State."
News of Our Neighbor;
(Continued from page 6.)
Miss Hazel Tiffany was suddenly
strickened with an attack of appendi
citis last Thursday and on Friday
taken to the Deaconess hospital at
Great Falls, where she was operated
From all parts of the county comes
the report that by the end of the week
the threshing will be about wound up
for the season, with the exception of
a few stacks here and there.
E. C. Owen came over from Lewis
town on Saturday and is now in
charge of the yard of the Basin Luiu
ber company at this point while Man
ager Wm. Troyer is enjoying a vaca
tion in the Belt mountains in quest
John Swanz and G. A. Dnnn left
on Saturday afternoon for a day's hunt
in the mountains and returned Sun
j day night with a fine brown bear
! which Johnny killed that morning.
Johnny states that the bear looked
about as big as a horse to him when
he ran onto him, but kept his perve
and ended the bear's career with three
W. G. Allison is getting along nice
ly and was able to get about for short
distances very well up to Monday
morning of this week. It was thought
up to that morning that he would lose
only a part of two toes—one on each
foot—but it now develops that all the
toes of his left foot will have to be
amputated at the first joint and also
the little toe of his right foot. His
left foot is very painful and the toes
will be taken off as soon as the line
of demarkation forms and the skin
back of the frozen part becomes
Mrs. Harry Briggs, of Lewistown,
spent Saturday with her sister, Mrs.
Fred Anderson, weBt of town.
D. O. Brown, one of the master
threshermen of this section, was seri
ously injured last Thursday while
threshing on the Clyde Kynett farm.
The job had just been completed, and
in throwing off the large drive belt
Mr. Brown's left arm was caught in
the belt and dragged into a pulley and
broken near the wrist joint.
The two-year-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. C. W. Hutchison caused his
parents a bad scare on Tuesday morn
ing, when he froced a lead pencil down
his throat. Some difficulty was had
by his mother in withdrawing it. The
little fellow was brought to town and
his throat was examined by Dr. Hills,
who thought there would be no seri
The remainder of the Nelson ft Nora
stock was purchased by H. U. Brown
lee. of this place, and Frank Rau, of
Kolin, and the stock divided between
them. This leaves Moccasin with but
one general store, but as several par
ties are negotiating for the Nelson ft
Nora store, it is very probable that it
will soon be occupied again.
Some miscreant shot and killed an
old family mare belonging to Mrs.
Ben Skaggs one day last week. The
animal was found with three bullet
holes through it. It is thought to
have been done through spite work.
Considerable difficulty is being ex
perienced by the grain elevators here
and all along the line in getting suf
ficient cars to load out the grain that
is being marketed*
Mrs. Whipple, of Lewistown, has
been here the past week caring for
her daughter, Mrs. Grover Roe, who
has been ill with la grippe, but is much
improved at this writing.
One of the most annoying things
with which the people of this town
have to contend is lack of telephone
service. May the time be short be
fore a telephone line is built to Wini
D. M. Frields is contemplating erect
ing a small dwelling house in Wini
fred this fall.
Mr. Creigon of Minneapolis, who
owns the Homestake ranch near here,
was in Winifred Saturday afternoon.
Mr. Creigon will build a grain eleva
tor here this fall.
I. P. Palmer is laying a floor and
otherwise completing the third story
of the hotel. As soon as it is finished
beds will be placed therein. Business
in the hotel line is constantly increas
ing here and it will not be long be
fore it will be somewhat of a problem
to provide rooms for all who desire
W. A. Abbott of Waubay, S. D., was
here this week to look over the field
with a view toward going into some
line of business in Winifred and filing
a homestead. He is a brother-in-law
of Chas. Allen of Lewistown. Mr.
Abbot went from here to Winnett, but
he expects to return.
Harry Quackenbush left this morn
ing on a business trip to Harlowton.
Since disposing of his interest in the
Moore Meat Market, Mr. Quackenbush
has been buying cattle, which he will
winter at the S. H. Powell ranch on
the Judith. He recently bought the
Heart-Bar outfit's bunch of cattle on
Cottonwood creek and later has been
buying smaller herds in various parts
of the county.
R. J. Monohan, formerly of this city,
spent the fore part of the week in
Moore visiting friends and attending
to some business matters. From here
Dick left yesterday morning for Miles
City to close up a deal with a party
who is desirous of purchasing a piece
of land from him, which is located be
tween Miles City and Harlowton. He
will then return for a short stay at
Lewistown before go'ng to California
The Stone barn recently received
32 head of thoroughbred white-faced
Herefords from Wyoming.
J. B. Clark has disposed of a con
siderable quantity of his hay. One
party has contracted to feed 100 head
of cattle on this place.
Frank Tallman, bookkeeper for the
Fergus County Democrat at Lewis
town, was in Moore on Friday, coming
over from Denton and Coffee Creek,
where he had been on business.
J. J. McCaughey arrived at his ranch
on Arrow creek bench from his home
at Kasson. Minnesota, last Friday and
is spending two or three weeks here
concluding the season's affairs at the
ranch. Last spring Mr. McCaughey
shipped out from Minnesota 40 head of
full-blood Holstein heifers for the pur
pose of taking advantage of the abun
dant grass on his land, and one of the
principal objects of his visit at this
time was to arrange for the return
shipment. Immediately upon this be
ing learned, a movement was started
to keep the cows here and at this
writing indications are that a deal will
be concluded whereby they will be
wintered here and disposed of in the
spring to actual farmers. The cows
are particularly fine ones, the prod
uct of a Minnesota county which sta
tistics Bhow to be the leading dairy
county in the United States.
Carmen Lambson, a girl about
eighteen years of age, and who has
been employed as cashier in the Popu
lar Cafe for several months, died very
suddenly in her room Monday night,
death being attributed to acute dila
tion of the heart. She had attended
to her duties throughout the day and
retired without having complained of
any unusual Indisposition, her mother,
who occupied the same room, not be
ing at all forewarned of the impend
ing end until the daughter was heard
to utter a sharp ejeculation, and even
this was not interpreted as being sig
nificant of a serious occurrence, life
having been extinct for some minutes
before realization was had of the ac
Something over 5,000 acres of state
land adjoining Stanford that had been
applied for by prospective purchasers
was not sold at the annual sale be
cause of a ruling by the land board
that state land situated within three
miles of a townslte could not be trans
ferred to private parties in larger than
five-acre tracts, and It Is a matter of
some moment to this territory that
steps have already been taken to cor
rect the wrong. At a sale held in an
other portion of the state, land sit
uated within the three-mile limit was
allowed to be bid in, the matter to
be adjusted by an appeal to the state
board. It is believed by many that
this will terminate in an elimination
of the nonsensical vthree-mile limit,
which, considered the state over, will
position a vast amount of land for
settlement by actual farmers.
Here you pilgrim hunters, paste
this in your hats: When one is lost
in the mountains, follow down any of
the mountain gulches, and keep going
down the water course. It is bound
to bring you out to a habitation.
We have some potatoes grown in
the vicinity of Buffalo that weigh 2%
pounds; are 8% inches in length and
5 y 2 inches in diameter. If you don't
believe it, call in and see the goods.
Shiells Bros, dug 11 tons of pota
toes from one and one-half acres, all
nice, mealy, delicious tubers.
Pulver's big outfit began threshing
for Kill Griffith last week. Griffith's
wheat went twenty-five buBhels to the
acre, but while the threshing crew
were waiting for the weather to clear
up, Mrs. Griffith presented her hus
band a pair of twin babies, a boy and
a girl. When it comes to production,
this Buffalo country is hard to beat.
Mike Lyons reports that his barley
went 40 bushels to the acre, while
his oats went over 75 bushels to the
The shaft at the mines at this
writing is down about thirty feet, and
it is said that they are proceeding
with the work as well as could be ex
pected. They are running three eight
hour shifts, and in order for the men
to have free action it is necessary to
keep three pumps constantly going to
control the water. Since work in the
shaft has commenced the sight of one
of the head men at Lehigh is very rare
in Windham, and the reason for their
absence is very commendable on their
part. They tell us that these men
are constantly on the alert to see that
no one is injured whj# performing
their duty in the shaft.
Chas. Thaler is able this year to
boast of his average crop of wheat.
Mr. Thaler has realized 54 bushels of
wheat per acre. While none of it
went quite that high this season, yet
Charles can truthfully say that not
an acre of his land went less than 44
bushels to the acre. Mr. Thaler be
lieevs that Windham should have a
farmers' elevator and declares that he
is ready to buy stock in one.
Mrs. R. N. Winston and little daugh
ter arrived from Lewistown last week
to make this place their future home.
The Winstons are building on Swope
John Sweeney is having a splendid
new residence built at his ranch three
miles southwest of here. The build
ing will be 30x30, two stories high,
and a full basement. A special water
and heating plant will also be in
stalled. When completed Mr. and
Mrs. Sweeney will have one of the
finest farm residences in the county.
Joe Manos has purchased from Mr.
Youngkin the lot and building in which
the Palm restaurant is being conduct
R. G. Hamilton and A. C. Fickes
were in from the country north of Ken
dall Sunday. They reported that the
machine measure of Andrew Mace's
wheat showed over 42 bushels to the
A force of ten men began work
Tuesday morning on a new telephone
line between here and Kendall. They
are following the line of the new
road, which will be much shorter
than the old road. As soon as the
line is completed it will not be neces
sary to call Lewistown when you wish
to talk to Kendall. It will be a great
convenience to the public.
Becomes a "Live" Newspaper.
During the last six months The Hel
ena Independent has been edited and
managed by Will A. Campbell, former
ly of the Omaha Bee and Tbe Chicago
Chronicle, and It haB become a "live
newspaper," giving all the state capi
tal news and making a specialty of
giving the readers out in the state a
medium for securing first-hand relia
ble news from the state house. The
Independent receives the full Asso
ciated Press report and has many cor
respondents scattered all over the
state who make a specialty of collect
ing and sending to The Independent
news of Montana's development and
For years the price of The Inde
pendent was $12 a year, later it was
$10, but the new management has
made it a better paper and reduced
tbe subscription price for the Daily
and Sunday paper to $8 per annum.
Just now The Independent is offering
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