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Our Job Department Ii Complete Give uiyour next Order Ur^Mt Circulation of any Newspaper in The Redwater Valley 1 CIRCLE, DAWSON COUNTY. MONTANA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 18th, U'18 NUMBER 9 VOLUME 4 lo (IrnqnhoH lu UlUullIZull »I - Volunteer Fire Department Organiz ed Here Monday With Member shin of Eighteen Young Men P 8 The most pleasing news we have for our readers this week is the fact that a local volunteer fire department has been organized at Circle. At a meeting of the Circle Com mercial Club a short time ago a committee comprising of Messrs, O'Keefe,, Stephens and Stoney was appointed to take steps to wards organizing a fire depart ment, and on Monday afternoon called a meeting at the Gladstone to perfect the organization. Eighteen members signed up and they are: Ole Leithe Adolph Anderson, Harold Rorvik D. L. Eastburn H. W. Johnson C. A. Daily Ira Fox Harry Schaffer Ole Ormo Albert Limmesand Eugene Gorron Ben M. Larson H. L. Koehler Erling Njaa John J. Moriarty Joe McCann W. T. DeBord C. H. Blaine After the members had been se cured an election of officers was held and the following elected: Ole Leithe, Foreman D. L. Eastburn, Sec. Trustees: H. W. Johnson, H. L. Koehler, J. J. O'Keefe, H. A. Jen sen and B. N. Stoney. A committee was also appointed to draw up constitution and by laws and same will be up for ap proval at next meeting to be held soon. The organizing of a local fire department is without a question the best move that has been made in Circle for some time. Hereto fore we have had no fire protec tion whatever, but if the present plans of the local fire department work out as contemplated we will soon have the best of equippment to work with in case we do have a An application is now being made to the board of County Com missioners to have a fire district formed of the townsite of Circle. When this fire district has been fnraa mmm mmm ■ s » m « ■ a m * :«w ! ti a m wnq| i I ABOUT FIRE INSURANCE B S ■ If you have ever suffered a loss by fire you will not have to be advised about fire insurance; you will be sure to have sufficient. H * 9 i That you have not You i i I had a loss is no assurance that you may not. ought to have fire insurance and the cost Is low con sidering the protection you receive. We are agents for some of the strongest fire America. a a I a a i companies doing business in insurance We give our clients prompt notice of expirations, so there is no worry that policies will expire without Call on us and let us give you rates on il H notice. all classes of risks, in companies that are absolutely reliable. i We will write your insurance i ■ I The First National Bank ■ Of Circle, Montana ■ i $25,000.00 3 , 000.00 Capital Stock Surplus ■ ■ \ W. C. McClintock, President M. A. Thoreson, Vice-President Max Lehman, Cashiêr m'm m m » m ars ««•arat w • mi m m m m • 1917 A Busy Year For Clerk of Court For ever y suit nled for divorce ' as * year ^ awson count y there i were more than eight marriage J licenses issued, according to the records in the office of the clerk °f Court Parrett and when Ihe num t> er °f divorces actually grant ed is compared with the permits to wed issued the ratio is approxi Specifically the books show that mately 1 to 11. 27 complaints for severance of the marriage ties were placed on file, and that 20 divorces were granted by the court. total * 7 of the actions were in Of the stituted by women and 10 by men. The predominating grounds for complaint were failure to provide the necessaries of life, desertion and cruelty, Marriage licences were issupd to 228 couples—an average of 19 each month. The record reveals the fact that a great many of them went to persons who reside in western North Dakota—Glen dive being in this particular some thing of a "Gretna Green." Other statistics gleaned from the clerk's records include 254 civil actions, which were institut ed within the 12 months in the district court. There were also 37 abstracts of judgement, filed and 78 transcripts of judgement spread on the records. The total of criminal cases start ed was only 26, which is a com paratively small number when the size and population of Dawson county are taken into considera tion. This fact apparently indi cates that crime is on the wane in this portion of the Treasure state. During 1917, 56 probate matters were disposed of 78 aliens were admitted to citizenship.—Review. formed the district will be bonded for an amount thought necessary to purchase some good fire fight ing apparatus, etc., and will be done as fast as possible. In this way the expense of buying of fire fighting apparatus will be paid by all who own real estate in town by assessment or a fire tax, and, for each individual this will not amount to very much per year. This method seems to have met with approval by all in town. For foreman, or chief v tf*e local fire department has elected Mr. Leithe, who has had considerable ex perience as chief at Bovey, Minn., before his arrival here, and he will no doubt give the boys some good drilling and pointers on what to do in case of fire. Worst Storm In 50 Years In Middlewest the Alleghanies and from the Gulf of Mexico to Hudson bay, the most terrible storm in more than 50 years yesterday paralyzed trans portation and cut off entire cities and states from all communication with the outside world. j With temperatures for below zero prevailing over most of this | section, relief work was made im possible by high winds and drift ing snow while untold thousands battled with grim specter of famine with no relief in sight for days. From the Rocky mountains to Railways battle with the storm and devoted their entire efforts to the relief of scores of passenger trains marooned" in snow drifts. In most cases their efforts were rendered | futile by a drifting gale which sifted snow over the tracks as fast as it could be removed. In Chicago all business was practically suspended early in the day. Nine deaths were reported as a result of a blizzard there. Districts surrounding Chicago are storm-bound, and many trains have not been able to maintain schedules. Telegraf service is being kept intact, only by crews constantly on the road. Government forecasts predicts a lessening of the wind tomorrow, but with increased cold ranging to 2 below zero.—Great Falls Tribune Jan. 13 Ideal Mail Service We cannot help but make spe cial mention of the ideal mail ser vice which we are receiving from Glendive. So far this winter it has come through in fine shape every day, with the exception of one or two occasions, and this! week only missed one day and that was Wednesday, the day of the big blizzard when it was not fit for a dog to be out, and even then mad came out as far as Spencer s near the divide. The fact of the matter is Circle has better mail service then many branch railroad lines. We get our daily papers regularly, the only mail that s slow m arriving is the Brockway and Redwater mail which takes a week or more to ley will be established soon. Our mail service would then be come through. It is indeed hoped that the daily mail service up and down the val perfect. r BIG Closing Out Sale Entire Stock of Harnesses, Collars, Sweatpads and Harness Accessories Everything At Cost Sale Starts Saturday Jan. 19th And will continue till entire Stock is Sold CIRCLE HARNESS SHOP C. A. Anderson, Prop. Seed Grain For Montana Farmers One million dollars is Montana's share of the money appropriated bv congress to help the farmers of last summer's drouth-striken states buy seed grain. With this help from the federal government and with such credit as the far mers themselves are able to se cure and the local banks are will ing to advance a large acreage for the 1918 crop should be fairly certain. The seed grain purchased with this money is to be furnished the needy farmers throughout the is be back to the government out of the crop raised from the seed so purchased. The cost will be kept as low to the farmer as possible. s Prof F. S. Cooley of Montana State College recently made a trip to Washington' D. C., largely for the purpose of securing an im mediate advance of the money so that the seed now in the state might be purchased and held and the necessity of shipping it back from eastern markets thus done away with.. Mr. Cooley was suc cessful in his efforts and the money will be available as soon as necessary means of handling it have been secured. The govern ment will grant $500,000.00 for the purchase of flax, barley and oat seed and the remainder will j wheat. be used for the purchase of seed Additional sums are also to be ' used in tne agricultural and home economics extension work of the slate college during the coming year. The sum of $5,000.00 has been appropriated for more horn e economics instructors.—Dakota Farmer. Leases Circle Restaurant A deal was closed the first of ^ ^ whereby C. H. Blaine of ". . , , „ , ., r - u thls P lace has leased the Circle Restaurant, from Ben Tatsuma. Mr. Blaine has already taken charge and been fortunate in se curi t he services of Geo. Flory " % , ... the well known chef, which will assure the restaurant of a spendid patronage, as Flory is known as an expert in the cooking line. Mr. Tatsuma who has conduct ed the restaurant the past few months has left for Glendive. The High Cost Of Low Living Much time has been given to discussions of the extremely high cost of living the past few years and the problem of supporting a large family has been very per plexing to many men. Another phase of the subject has been termed the excessive cost of high living. The past few years of unequalled national pros perity have lead us to become an extravagant people. The abnor mal conditions caused by the great European'war have caused a con tinued drift of young and old to our eastern cities seeking employ ment in the munition factories, where the wages paid have been far above normal, which has lead the wage earner to participate in before extravagances. Our nation entering.the war has already not ed a marked change and men and women everywhere are showing heroic determination in a loyal support of the government as manifested in the purchase of Liberty Bonds and the noble work of the Red Cross. It is also an opportune time to consider the high cost of low liv ing. Never before was the de mand greater for a stalwart man hood to march under the glorious tri-colored banner to help make the world purer for democracy. However the young man who has defiled his physical body in de bauchery and low living is reject ed from military service. Every precaution is being used by the government in our training camps in cooperation with the Y.M.C.A. to uphold a high standard of liv ing and guard against all forms of licentiousness that would defile the bodies of our young men,"the pride of our nation." It is an evident fact thousands of lives are wrecked physically and made unhappy as the result of low moral standards. The young man or woman who lacks a broad vision of a high standard of mor ality will someday find themself stranded on the rock of paying the high price of low living in a wrecked character and personality. In view of these facts every community should stand united in giving their boys and girls the best possible in social economic and moral standards. Yours for a bigger and better Circle. State Eight grade examinations will be held at Circle on Jan. 24 and 25th. pa«««« « m mm mm mm mm m m I ft Circle State Bank I Circle, Montana I $20,000.00 CAPITAL STOCK k? ti I 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. I i I « ft We Give Service H. A. Grove, Cashier Peter Rorvik, Vice Pres. H. A, Jensen, President J No Word From Railroad Committee Reports Work of Organizing ProgressingNicely at Brockway and Mink Although the Circle railroad committee has had no word from Wash., yet on the railroad pro position, which we had hoped would feach here for this week's publication, they report that work of organizing in different parts of the valley has progressed very nicely. Word received from up at Brockway is to the effect that they are very much interested up that way and that they are right with us. A meeting is being call ed up there and they will do all they can to help procure that much coveted railroad. We are also pleased to learn that the people of the Mink coun try east of Circle, are also very much enthused over the prospects of getting the railroad this year, and eager to do what they can, as will be seen by the letter we pub lish below, which was received by the railroad committee yesterday , from Guy H. Owen, the popular Mink merchant: Mink, Mont. Jan.14, 1918. ; in the same road and belong to i the territory you hope to benefit, 1 Since you have already taken the ; initiative, we want to join you and ! follow the pleasure of this import I ant committee I now address, | May we be notified of your next [ meeting? Any data we are able to furnish will be cheerfully fur nished. Let's all pull and in the Railroad Committee, Circle, Mont. Dear Sirs:— We note with interest an nouncements made by the Circle papers of the railroad meeting held in your town recently. For some time farmers near Mink have given considerable discussion of this problem. The writer re cently dispatched a letter to our Congressman stating our, views of this important issue, and ask ing for information as to an ef fective method of presenting our needs to Uncle Sam. Now we are mutually interested same way. Yours truly, Guy H. Owen. Elmer Decker left the first of the week for his former home in Wisconsin for a brief visit.