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pleasure trip to Miles where she will spend some time visiting her old friends and acquaintences. C. M. Smith has been hauling hay from Jim Elliotts this week, j Mr. Smith has just finished a six acre field where he has been plowing for Mrs. Reynolds also 15 acres for himself. Chas B. Girk who drives the Camp Pass, Volberg, Epsieand Olive mail route had the direct misfortune of having his ford kick back on him and sprain his arm very bad. but he is still on the job never less another party does the cranking for him. Young Theodore Howard of Miles City, was thrown from his horse the later part of last week skinning his elbow badly His re covery is expected by all. The new mill at Broadus has started progressing towards a big success, by turning out of its machinery 300 ibs. of high grade flour Tuesday being the first busy day. but it has reach ed and maintained its capacity each and every day since then. Thursday of last week Mr. Lee Rowsey sold two Cows with calves at their side, to the Mrs. Servoick who has just buried her liusand in Miles. The price being that of 880.00 paid ior the four head. Archie Kelly of Wolf Creek made a purchase of one sow and a litter of nine for $60.00, from Lee last Thursday. Lee says th)at he has a good line of livestock to be disposed of this spring at a very reasonable price. At the School District no. 28 meeting which came off Saturday R. B. Lockwood was chosen as a Trustee by a vote of 46 to 1 in his favor. At the same meeting a decision was made where by all the local School houses shall be fenced in the near future. Little Frank Tarbox was taken very sick with pneumonia last week but is recovering now. "YOU LOW DOWN HUN" There was instant consternation. The Red Cross man at the Recon struction Hospital at Fort Snelling was visiting the wards. He hadnt barely stopped to speak to the man in the first cot when he heard a snarl of anger from the lied farthest down the row. "You low-down Hun"-- a viller ephithet was answered by the boy in the adjourning cot. The quarel waxed hotter. One patieift now was reaching out to strike at the other. Something had to be done. The Red Cross officials hurried to the fray to quiet and to reform the combatants. His pacific inter ruption was greeted by shouts of wildest glee. * "Unless we begin a fight down here, you folks don't get up in this end of the ward at all " 'TVvas flattering mutiny. ,, Well the people ought to be well satisfied, now, as they have received what they said was good for them and their crops, and as we all know was sorely necessary on the spring program. The snow which came the fore part of this week soaked up the roads as well as the fields, causing the mail to use one day each way in making the trip. Dick considers that good time "considern" my engine troubles and the "dearned" mud boles. FREEDOM FOR ALL SLAVS. "All branches of the Slav race should be completely freed from Ger man and Austrian rule." This em phatic reaffirmation by Secretary Lan sing of the position taken by the United States government is of espe cial importance ut ibis time, when the Slav problem has become one thut in volves the very existence of the Aus tro-Hungnrlan empire, says Philadel phia Ledger. It means that we are io stand squarely behind the national aspirations, not only of Poland, but of Bohemia and the Jugoslav provinces that seek incorporation with Serbia. The late Archduke Kranz Ferdinand was a strong advocate of the right of the Bohemians to an equal voice with the Germans and Hungarians in the imperial government, and this fact, aroused the suspicion at the time of his assassination thut the event was not displeasing to Germany. Had he lived to succeed to the throne, he might have imposed Ills ijJens upon the ruling classes of the empire. Charles has not been hold or Intelli gent enough to do that. And nothing is more certain than that the Bohe mians will never submit now to any arrangement which keeps them under the dominion of the House of Haps burg. Meanwhile the complete under standing which has been reached he- j tween the Jugoslavs and the Italians 1 will make the demand for independ- j ence from that quarter equally irre- j sistible. 1 , ; j ! j i j j Reports of industrial revolts in Ger many and of bread riots in Austria | continue to get past the censors into j neutral countries. Is there any rea son for doubting them? Some observ ers suspect that they ice sent .<ut with the idea of causing the allies to weak en their effort and become careless. This seems absurd. If the outbreaks had not occurred the truth would soon er or later he%me known, says Bing hamton I'ress. Their seriousness may he exaggerated. We cannot tell what effect they are likely to have. But we can recognize them as symp toms of a disease, and we know that the disease is eating out the vitality <yf the central empires. The disease is economic and moral bankruptcy. And,, since it cannot be secured by German victory, we may be assured that in time it is bound to prove fatal. ! ] ' j A few days ago a contributor to the New York Sun spoke of "the double-headed eagle of Prussia," and the error was permitted to go uncor rected. Now it is misleading editors, who ought to "know what they are talking about," hut sometimes don't. The heraldic aviary contains no such bird. Austria has a double eagle, and so has Russia—or had, if it has not perished under the rule of the bolshe viki. The Prussian eagle is a fierce and ugly-looking fowl, but It has one head and no more. It does not take long or profound thought to determine that now when the most Important war industries are briskly responding to the impetus given by experienced direction and co-ordin ation the question of curtailing the less essential industries should remain In abeyance until ascertained results offer evidence upon which to base action. Platinum is decidedly more useful for war material than for jewelry. If it is "fashionable," the fashion Is an unpatriotic one, and women otherwise patriotic should willingly comply with the request of the bureau of mines to see that more of the precious metal goes for war needs and less for per sonal adornment. The American sense of fair play Is shown In the cable of General Persh ing denying some wild tales of Ger man cruelty said to be told over here in a returned soldier's recruiting speeches. The German commund would, in the opposite case, gladly have seized or. such tales for the pur pose of exploitation. We can tell by the shape of the shoes the American girls wenr that it would not he practical for them to go barefooted this summer to servo their country, as the German girls are asked to do. It would be a desperate condi tion thnt would make a girl willing to show the shape of her feet after a year or so of fashionable footwear. The enthusiastic French are going'to chtÿige their map some more In com pliment to American comrades. In ad dition to naming a Parisian avenue for President Wilson they propose to re name the Bois de Beileau in honor of the Yankees who captured It. What marvels army doctors have wrought in preventing disease may he seen in long-range comparisons. Speak ing of civilians mainly, Voltaire wrote that of every hundred people jdxty had smallpox, ten died of \t and ten suf fered evil consequences all their lives. Tobacco rationing would have no terrors for the man who "only smokes one cigar after meals"—if he really dn««. getting off easily.. A few of us are getting tlie privi lege of going across the ocean to servd America and humanity by smashing the kaiser and making this a decenter world to live in. The rest of us must hold the fort at home. When you think of ,vhnt those who go across art giving and doing, think of this: Any thing we at home can' do to help them, whatever it costs us ip money, time, sacrifice, work, in deprivation, even, is pitifully small by comparison. Kven when we allow ourselves for per sonal use, out of our means, only, a hare living, and devote all the rest to the country; even when we deprive ourselves of accustomed conveniences and luxuries, no matter to what ex tent; even then, the utmost we can clc is pitifully little, compared with what those who fight, the Germans are giving ant] doing. He who serves at home with all that he is and all that he has Is getting off easily, says Duluth Herald. Tel. is dring the least he can do for Ids. country. Those at home who shirk,. q.iuI stint their giving and tlv.'ir sacrifices are not worthy of the name of Americans. | j Democracy and autocracy have clinched over the metallic qualities of that "solid gold" cup. All was g'fid that glittered, Dut It was very thin, and beneath the glitter was naught but dull pewter, and pretty poor pewter at (hat. At least, that is wlmt the chem ist says. But, ach Gott! what does chemistry amount to when It attempts to contravene a decree; of Wilhelm II? Did not Wilhelm say it was solid gold? Therefore it is, says Cincin nati Tlmes-Stnr. Pewter, touched by (lie alchemy of divine right, becomes a thing of great value and of aureate luster. Surely, what the junior part ner of "Me und Gott" can do, the senior; partner can accomplish. The entire incident but proves the impu dence of democracy. Why, carried to its logical conclusion, such impudence would enifse the German people to scratch (he veneer from the glittering cup of world empire the teaiSer is hold ing to' their lips and .discover the dynastic pewter that holds the dregs of bitterness ! ' ___l______1_ The German mustard gas no doubt Is as mean as they can make it, but it is interesting to note that French soldiers who have been exposed to it deny the report that it impregnates the clothing so that even those who wear masks are ill protected when it Is used. The noxious stuff does settle down ln hollu\ys, und there are in? stances of soldiers who have been burned from touching articles that had been steeped in It for some time; but now thut the precautions essential to immunity are understood it ip claiming fewer victims. When lighting London by gas was Introduced at the beginning of the nineteenth century, protests were made that the undertaking would be followed by explosions menacing the destruction of the city. Nothing of the kind occurred, and the laugh was on the fearful prognosticators, as It is today on folks, and they were numer ous, who when congress passed the daylight-saving bill last spring de clared that it would upset the funda mental life of the nation. The movement of women of the United States to boycott German-made goods for n peii-rntiriteistf the cruelty hi Germany to American prisoners continues mnÿ have some effect, fer although they are fond of sneering at American fondness for the-<Jbllar, none is more susceptible to that affection than the Teutons thetnselves. An ap peal to his humanity is wasted; a threat to his pocket may work won iflers. Perhaps the official organ of the Austrian Socialists, which demands that tne government reach an agree ment with President Wilson, bases Its proposition on the recent speech of Mr. Lloyd George, who said that thé central powers "could have peace to morrow" if they would accept Mr, Wilson's terms. We are betting everything on the dear little girls. When the hour strikes they are going to rally to the country so splendidly thnt even one of those horrible mechanical pianos play ing Hawaiian music couldn't make them shake a toe. The Berlin Lokal-Anzeiger, berating German-Americans for not "doing more for the fatherland," says many of the Germans who emigrated to the United States were of "very low education." They may not have been highly edu cated, but they had brains enough to get out of Germany. "Kaiser to Fight Till All Germans Are Dead or Prisoners," says a news paper headline. You'll notice that he expects to be the last one dead or a prisoner. One of the fortunes of war is thnt the erstwhile self-sufficient nickel is now unable tQ gqf- anywhere without *he assistance ->f the humble penny. KINGSLEY Born to Mr. and Mrs. J. Hyde a son March 22. Mother and son getting along fine at last reports. The ladies of Kingsley and vi cinity gave a shower for Mrs. Lee H. Rayner at Mrs. H. L. Rayner's April 4th. Mr. Me Lees and Mr. J. R. Nally went to Miles City, this week to file on home steads on Big Pilgrim Creek going with Mr. Thompson, Mrs. W. E. Thompson and Miss Orla Me Lees accompanying them Mr. Clarence Schrunck has, re turned to Kingsley from service in the U. S. Marines and one mo nth at Mrs. Murrays. We are all pleased to sc j him safe home again. The school meeting at the Brin egar school house last Saturday was well attended, there being 47 voters out. Mr. Rex B. Lockwood was elected director. The Kingsley Auxilliary Red Cross have decided to put off the regular meetings until after seed ing is completed. Robert E. Rice is keeping his tractor buisy on his ranch. The Ambuel childrenhave been sick with colds. Mrs. Watters and children have been on the sick list but are im proving. The two Holcom brothers Warn and Basel have just returned to this country this week. They have NIICKIE SAYS /"nod K.NONN. WMEM, SONIE-^S, J TlNIES l HOLLER 'BOOT THINGS (THO.T OOH'T SOIT NIE , BOT JEST THE SANIE I LIKE 'lOO ALL FINE 'N I NNOOLÖNT WORK. NOWHERES ! ELSE BUT HEREIN WHEN V GROIN OP INI GOING TO HANIE A NE WSPAPER OF MN OWN, I BETCHER*. f ■ÜS. j j THE CUTRATE ACCESSORIES CO. Sells automobile accessories at CUT PRICES Why Pay Any More We handle oniy STANDARD goods and save you from 30 to 100 Percent 618 Main St. opp. Miles City, Nat. Bank MILES CITY, MONTANA been over there mixing it with Fritz for more than six months. Both of the boys were wounded during one of the drives, but not recovering in time to go back to the front before it was over. At that Warn returns with two more memories of war than his brother, the two being his dear wife and baby boy. England Is beginning to recognize the importance of intellectual train for a growing democracy, says Now Republic. A new law will abol ish all exemptions from school attend ance until the completion of the four teenth year, with power granted to local,'authorities to raise the age to fifteen. Pupils will only be permitted to 1 enter or leave at stated periods in the year. A rigorous system of school attendance will be accomplished by street limitations on the labor of chil dren during their attendance in the elementary school. The elementary school curriculum of the future will be less bookish and more practical than hitherto and will be better articu lated with the higher schools. For those pupils who canuot pass on to a secondary school, more advanced courses will be provided in the last two yeurs of the elementary school period. The bride who perforated her hus band's anatomy with her gatt is report ed to be overcome, and with his In testines punctured in ten places he Is not entirely unovercome himself. A. bride should always 'begin her offen sive with rollingpins, broomsticks and the crockery and work up to the heavy artillery gradually. Still, even If It be true that women ure making a success of men's work, we think it equally true that multi plied thousands of them are making a failure of women's work. Solomon didn't say, "Train up a poodle in the way he should go ; and when he was old he will not depart from It." How about a SUBSCRIPTION? FOR DE LAVAL CREAM SEPARATORS Call on or Write H. L. RAYNER AT KINGSLEY, MONTANA. For Circulars or Actual Demonstration DAILY AUTO STAGE Miles City, Office at TOM JONES Beebe, Volborg, S. L. Ranch Coalwood, Olive, Broadus and all Points South DAILY. t RAY BARTHOLOMEW. Frop PHONE 81. 7 * i "BffiT" CASES HEUE OR III RUNGE Those who have heard the story knows what is meant. Sometimes his wife falls dead, sometimes his mother loses her mind, some times his father commits suicide. Always someone dear to some one else has been returned from the front in a "basket," having lost both legs, both arms, and so metimes an eye or two. For the benefit of those-who may have been tortured by the tale, the Northern Division of the Red Cross announces that--on the authority of Surgen General Ire land - there are no such cases am-, ong American Soldiers in this co untry of in France. Needless to say the Reconstruction Hospital at Fort Snelling has never heard of such a case. In the future, any person hear ing such a story should get the name and military designation of the panent, the place of observ ation, and the name and address of the one reporting. Tjnis should be sent to the Norther#''Division office, 202 Essex Building, Minn eapolis. The case will be invest igated, the offender will benotifed of the truth. There are absolutely no "basket" cases. Herman Peterson took/ a four horse load of seed oats from Sam Hudson's upper ranch to the one on the Mizpah this week. , Rev. Duncan conducted funeral service at Phillippiis Sunday.