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Mrs. I. D. Goodman made a
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
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.
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.
"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
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.
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
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
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.
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 !
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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
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
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.
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
The two Holcom brothers Warn
and Basel have just returned to
this country this week. They have
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
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
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."
Call on or Write H. L. RAYNER
For Circulars or Actual Demonstration
Miles City, Office at TOM JONES
Beebe, Volborg, S. L. Ranch
Coalwood, Olive, Broadus
and all Points South DAILY. t
7 *
i "BffiT" CASES
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.

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