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Larfett Circulation of any Newspaper in The Redwater Valley Our Job Departs!eat Is Complete Give us y our nez t Order V r OLUME 4 CIRCLE, DAWSON COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 4th, 1918 NUMBER 7 Business Men A .. r * I pi I «* j Another Commercial Club Meeting Called For Monday Evening, Your Presence Requested. Talk Railroad A special meeting of the Circle Commercial Club was held at the Gladstone Hotel last night for the purpose of again faking up the subject of getting the railroad built here. Quite a few were in attendance but no definite plan was decided npon. However it is planned to take up the proposition direct with the goverment and try show them that it is to their own inter ests to have this extension built if they expect the farmers of this vast inland empire to raise wheat which is needed to win the war. The sentiment seems to be that prospects for a railroad this year are better than ever since the goverment has taken over the management of the railroads, and it is now up to us to get busy. Another meeting will be held next Monday evening and everyone interested is urgently requested to be present. Let everyone put his shoulder to the wheel and boost. We need the railroad aud by all pulling together we may be able to get it this year. Are you on, or will you sit by and let the other fellow do it? Walter H. Roth Some time ago a mention was Loses Right Arm made in the Banner that Walter H. Roth had been knocked off a freight train and severely injuring his right arm. We now learn-%ct he had the misfortune of losing his arm, and is just out of the hospital at Glendive. Mr. Roth is well known here in Circle being formerly employed at this office. When Mr. Roth left here last September he w r ent to work as brakeman on the N. P. out of Mandan, N. Dak., and one night in November while climbing onto a box car while working, got caught by on open wing at a cat tle chute with the above results. Mr. Roth was a first class print ed but with the loss of his right arm he will now be unable to fol low up this trade. It is indeed w'ith deep regret that we hear of the sad news, and it will no doubt be sad news to Walter's many Circle friends tfc hear of his mis fortune. tmmmmm mmmm m m mu « m m m « m m m m * ■«% B NCLE SILAS says 'as how a dollar in the bank is worth two in your pocket, cause every dollar has an eagle on it and if you leave the dollar in your pocket, chances are the old bird will stretch his wings and fly away.' He says 'the only way to fool that bird is to leave your dollar with us till you need it'. u * 1 * i ■ I H m ■ ■ i ■ ■ m ■ Full protection is given ycur money by our strict adherence to conservative banking principles, our burglar proof safe and our American Bankers Association. membership in the The First National Bank a 1 1 ■ p ■ i § 1 « ■ IK :iK nil; Mi !IK « iMBMK Of Circle, Montana $25,000.00 3,000.00 Capital Stock Surplus M. A. Thoreson, Vice-President W. C. McClintock, President Max Lehman, Cashier Lease Headquarters Barn A deal was closed last Wednes day whereby Albert Limmesand and E. Gorron leased the Head i quarters Feed and Sale Barn from ; L. E. Youngquist. The gentlemen have already taken c h arge an d are ready to take the best of care of horses left in their care. They will also conduct livery business, both auto and by team. See their ad elsewhere in this issue. Heres wishing the gentlemen the best of success. New Red Cross Members Owing to adverse weather con ditions there were many people throughout the country that were unable to become members to the local Red Cross auxilliary in the Xmas drive, but have since signed up as members. Following is a list of new members, each contri buting $1.00,that has been handed to the Banner for publication by Mrs. D. L. Eastburn, chairman of the local Red Cross auxiliary: Mrs. T. E. Flaskerud, Mrs. Erling Fosfield, Erling Fosfield, Mrs. L. A. Limmesand, L. A. Limmesand, Miss Ida Limmesand, Mrs. Albert; Coffin, Mrs. E. I. Knight, Mrs. F. L. Morgan, Mrs. A. L. Moore, Mrs. S. C. Ziler. Prepare to Make Your Income-tax Returns Farmers all over the country are making numerous inquires about their income-tax returns, Men of the field force of the jj ul - e j*u of Internal Revenue of thft -Treasury Department visit every county in the United States during Jan. and Feb. The services of these officials in will making out income tax returns will be given without cost to all persons requesting it. Failure to see them, however, will not re lieve citizens of the duty imposed upon them to file their returns not later than March 1 Questions as to when a farmer is to make his return of the value of crops and stock, the relation of these things to income, etc., and as to employees and other matters will all be answered by the re venue field force. Some change in the weather since last week. The past week it has been thawing nearly every day and the snow is disappearing fast. J. L. Pickett Returns From West-Back to Stay j. l. Pickett, the well known rancher and farmer from nea r Mount Antelope, sprung a j surprise on his friends a couple weeks ago by returning from his trip to the west coast, and stating that "I'm back to stay, Montana's strictly alright." | Mr. Pickett has spent several months traveling through the states of Idaho, Oregon Washing - ton and British Columbia, with a view of looking up a new location but nowhere on his whole trip did he find anything that suited him, or what he considered any better then right here in the Redwater Valley, so he decided to return,and is here stay. over Pickett always was a faith ful booster for this section, but last spring he got the western fever and decided to go and look it over, with the above results. This is the kind of advertising that speaks volumes for any coun try when people come back after looking around elsewhere. Say what you please, but you'll have to do considerable traveling if you are going to find any town or country that offer greater oppor tunities right now then Circle and vicinity. Mrs. O'Hare Gets Five Years In Prison Mrs. Kate Richards O'Hare, the famous Socialist lecturer, and writ Rip Saw and other Socialist papers was given a sentence of five years in penitentiary at JeffersonCity,by Judge Wade of Des Moines, Iow r a a couple weeks ago. The arrest and conviction of Mrs. O'Hare was the result of a speech made by Mrs. O'Hare at Bowman, N. Dak., last summer, in which she tried to discourage obedience to the military registra tion. This is the same Mrs. O'Hare that visited Circle about a year or so ago. The Circle Transfer Line is the name of a new concern that has been started here this week. It's owners are G. F. Allman and L. W. Curtis who have formed a partnership. They expect to con duct an up-to-date dray line and will try give the best of service. The Ladies of the Community church will meet at the home of Mrs. D. L. Eastburn next Thurs day Jan. 10th for purpose of or ganizing a Guild. All interested are asked to be present. Mr. and Mrs. J. J. O'Keefe gave a New Years party at (he Glad stone on New Years Eve to a number of friends. Dancing was indulged in during the evening and at midnight all got out to ! herald the arrival of the Newj Year 1918, and they were indeed Ha bunch of "noisy" ones using horns, tin pans and etc. 1 Messrs Krumrey and Curtis of I the Park Shop have dissolved partnership we hear, Mr. Curtis taking over the shop. Chas. Barghahn, the well known carpenter who has worked here at Circle and over at Brockway for several years, left on New Years, day for Elkader, Iowa where he will spend the next three or four months with rela tives. In the spring Chas expects to work for Unde Sam in the ship building yards on the west coast. Before leaving Cnas. ordered the Banner sent him so that he can keep posted on doings here while away. Think what this war means, then act - buy Saving Stamps. Lutheran Ladies Aid Hold Annual Meeting The annual meeting of the Lutheran Ladies Aid was held at the M. 0. Seglen home yesterday and a large number was present. The treasurer's report showed that the past year's work had been a most successful one, the total receipts being $377.00, and after deducting the expenses incurred during the year, had a balance in the treasury of something like $310.00. Of this the ladies donat ed $100 to the church building fund to pay the balance due on the basement, recently erected by the Lutheran congregation. Following are the officers elect ed for the coming year. Mrs. Gravdal, President Boyum. V. Pres. Mrs. Ben M. Larson, Secretary, Mrs, Olaf Reno, Treasurer Sewing committe: Mesdames Sorg Seglen and Fosfield. Why Corn Meal Cannot Be Used In France Perhaps no one question is more often asked than this, "Why can't the French use corn meal as well as we?" This is particularly true in Mon tana, where com meal has figured less in the market and in popular use than in other sections of the country; and where it is thought of as a food brought from a dis tante. The question is an interesting one and deserves attention because it implies that the speaker has reached a stage of thinking about the .var and his relation to it. It is said advisely because the men are not so willing to accept new dishes as the woman. They con duct their experiments by day in other lines than food and perfer to eat in regular fashion at home at night. A great step in advance has been made toward winning the war if we can really get people to think about the war and their re lation to it. There are several excellent rea sons why the United States does not send com to France. In the first place, because of the charac ter of the meal. The large amount of fat in corn meal contributes to its food value but also detracts from its keeping qualities. The fat is likely to grow rancid in the passage. Second, the United States does not send the whole com as France has no mills where with to grind it. Third, the F rench for years have not done the bak ing at home and so they have no household equipment for that kind of work. It takes a little imagination for the American housewiie to realize , . ..... ,, ; wha * a u difficult undertaking it I would be in the midst of the war and the suffering and the general | , . ...... .. a P se *° f J^ kind of relationship I for French women to begin a ! tatall > r ne f u «périment now in 1 the way of baking. Three days absence of a maid from some American households q U ;t e sufficient to produce a panic and the thought of this ought to enable anyone to understand how j entirely unreasonable it is to ex | pect the French women doing all sorts of unexpected work and bearing all sorts of burdens to add this entirely new experiment in housekeeping. Furthermore, those who demand the reason why our Allies cannot themselves eat the substitutes rather than we should know that the European nations are already mixing with their wheat flour a larger proportion of other flours than we Americans are asked to use; and as much in most cases as War Savings "War Savings Stamps mark an epoch in our national life."—Sec retary of the Treasury McAdoo. Many of the successful business man has said that the saving of his first dollar was the most im portant single act of his life; that it marked the beginning of a habit and a course of conduct to which he attributed his success. Something very analogous to this, it is believed, is going to be the effect on the American Nation of the War Savings campaign. Not only are millions of individ ual citizens going to begin to save, but this habit of economy and sav ing is going to be a collective movement, a movement not of in dividuals alone but of the Nation. The saving now has a deeper incentive than ordin ary. We are saving now not alone for selfish reasons, we are saving now from patriotism, saving not for ourselves but for our country., The combination of patriotism and thrift is,ineed going to make the War Savings campaign an epoch in our national life. It is not only going to be a thing of tremendous benefit to millions of citizens, it is going to be a thing tremendous advantage to the Nation as a whole, and affect our whole nat onal life. It marks the beginning of a new era in American life, an era of economy, good sense, and patriotism. Henry and William Sell from over on head of Cottonwood creek were visitors in town yesterday Circle merchants are handing some very nice and attractive calendars these days. The Circle school started again last Wednesday after a ten day vacation. The school is now be ing conducted in the new school basement -which was recently completely, and is a wonderful improvement over the old school house. Arthur Olson autoed to Glen dive last Monday with his big Buick-six, taking in seven passen gers. He got through in fine shape returning home again Tues Jay. it is practicable to employ. The public should keep on ask ing questions asto"w r hy" the Food Adminstration is making certain requests because their interest will grow with knowledge and they will understand that eating corn meal products is nothing in com parison with starving in Belgium or dying in France. pi •» mmt s m jbsib » m m m a: mm m « m m m mm mm 1 Circle State Bank Circle, Montana $20,000.00 CAPITAL STOCK t M General Banking, Fire Insurance, Farm Loans V i All business entrusted to this bank will receive the same careful attention as given our own business. 9 i I We Give Service I H. A. Grove, Cashier Peter Rorvik, Vice Pres. H. A. Jensen, President I s »■««VV'IKMK MKT Circle Rancher Dies At Miles Death Of Marcus Logan, Well Known Rancher, Reveals Romance in Real Life Never Spoken Of. Marcus Logan, the well known rancher from over on Duck creek passed away at Miles City last week, cause of death being kidney trouble. Although known as a popular "bach" here deceased left family in Kansas 15 years ago. The fol lowing account from the Miles City Independent will be read with interest in this section: "Marcus Logan came to eastern Montana about ten years ago, lo ; eating in Dawson county near Circle. He was a frequent visitor to Miles City, attending the horse j sales and though dealing in live : sJock and lands had accumulated it was learned that for the past | fifteen years or more there has been a continual search for Mar an estate estimated to be worth in the neighborhood of $20,000. Among his neighbors he was known as an "old bachelor" and this impression he did not attempt to deny, even to the last not speaking of any living relatives. Upon the arrival of his nephew eus Logan. That the man had a wife and four children at Hutch inson, Kansas w T hom he left there so many years ago. No explana tion could be given why he had / left home- He was in business there, doing well, and at his de parture the oldest son continued the business. All effort to locate the husband and father were of n0 avail and he was long since given up for dead. The family has been notified and the son is expected shortly to assume charge of the estate. Mr, Logan left for Glendive yesterday to investigate what condition the dead man's property was in and to learn more of his affairs." "Well, that's enough to try the patience of Job!" exclaimed the minister, as he threw aside the local paper. Why, what's the matter, dear?" his wife inquired. "Last Sunday I preached from text, 'Be ye, therefore, steadfast," answered the parson, "but the printer makes it read, 'Be ye there for breakfast.' " Want a nice Calendar? Call and get one at the Banner office. j !