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VOL,. VII. NO. 39. CULBERTSON, VALLEY COUNTY, MONTANA. FRIDAY JAN. 8 agcg Ss.co PER VBAR THE WAY TO SAVE is to buy an article that you really want and at he right price. We can sv don many dollars O1 StrS if you will buy Oar stock is fresh au w and we do not urge you to buy against your judgement. Al o rders Ur g eor SiW nelvermed to mpert rof d e y. Romoeior Pbe** 58. WATSON'S CASH GROC'Y DO YOU NEED A STOVE? Elmburst Base Burner Hard Coal Heater Red Oak Retort Lignite Heater Royal Oak Retort Lignite Heater Wilson Hot Blast Lignite Heater Baltic Kitchen Range for Lignite or Wood Carona Kitchen Range for Lignite or Wood Lustre Cook Stove for Lignite or Wood Meter Cook Stove for Lignite or Wood For Sale at Lowest Prices by HEARDWARE S. S. MOEN,TE MAN St. Paul Hotel (NEAR THE DEPOT) Mrs. Peter Belles. Prop. Everything New and Up-to-Date. Fine airy Rooms. Culbertson, - - Mont. CITY DRAY LINE L. E. SCHOW. PROP. Dray Ing Done on Short Notice at Reasonable Prices. OULBBRTSON. MONTANA THE HARNESS SHOP Brenna & Schow, Props. A large stock of Harness. Horse Blankets, Rops, Whips, Halters, Bridles, Curry Combs, etc. old hare.m tapred and .made Culbertson, Mont. In the filling of Prescrip to ac are tions ::z=e* S able. aTse ears of the pada oftes depeed s e. siam Iipostat *e " atter. Phscse r always pleaeed whem we del their pwe acriptioms for tbhe r.eae: Our li.e of Toilet Articles, P~e~~e aed Medicines is -ompletd ow -prie VALLEY DRUG CO. Stauord & Hamxel, Props. TNT DIVISION Seatingeut if easterm Valley Co. Faverable is the Makiag of a New Ceouty. The Montana Legislature is now in session in Helena and Senator Truscott, of Glasgow and Repre sentative Frank Arnett, of Ctlbert son, are looking after the int**rests of Valley County in that body. One of the most important billi that will come before the state leg islature at this session, which will be of interest to our people gener ally, is one to divide Valley Coun ti. Iris proposed to take a strip of the north end of Dawson Coun ty, which added to the east end of Valley County, will form the new county. The western boundary of the proposed new county is several miles-west of Poplar, the southern boundary being the south bound ary of the tier of townships known as as north, or about 24 miles south of the Missouri River, the north boundary the Canadian line and the east boundary the Mon tana Dakota State line. If the bill for the new county is passed as proposed it will make a new county about 7o miles wide from east to west and about go miles long north and south, en closing about 6300 square miles or sections of land. Valley County as now constitut ed is about the size of one-fourth of the area o0 Iowa. Iowa is taken for the purpose of comparison and contains an even too counties. It will be seen that Valley county is is large as 25 of the counties in Iowa. It as a well known fact that ew tremely large counties are cumber some to handle by the county com missioners and that the expense is much greater in proportion than in handlion two or more smaller counties, and it has been the poli cy in all statrs to divide counties as soon as the assessed valuation of the property will permit and thus to save expense to taxpayers and seeure a more equitable distri butiob of the benefits, such as the building of bridges. roads, etc. The people in all parts of Valley County feel that that time has now airrved for us. While there was some opposition in some parts of the east end of the county when the subject was first brought to their attention, as soon as the mut ter is discussed intelligently that opposition melts like snow in a chinook wind. Some Bainville citizens at first opposed the idea of county divi sion, but after a thorough discus. sion of the affair, are now in favor of it to a man. J. Z Bruegger went down there last week and ex plained matters to them and all the prominent citizens no v favor the proposition. As will be seen in an article giv. en below from the Yellowstone News. Mondak favors the proposed division. So the sentiment grows for County division all over the area of the proposed county as fast as the citizens understand the situa. One of the main objections to the proposed division is that many people think they would have to pay higher taxes. This is not true es the taxes have been assessed to the limit allowed by law all along and eannot be raise'f any higher. If it were necessary to raise more mosey than the taxes amounted to bonds would be i.std which would be paid when tie present valuation would be many times greater than it is now and at that time would be no burden to the The benelts arising from having a mes compact local county or ganisation are so peat that it seems to the Seeschlight they are apparent to all. Some of the citizens in the out. laying precincts of the proposed new county seem to think that the reason why Culbertson is so deep ly interested in county division is to get the county seat and grab the county offices, but Such is not the case. Culbertson Is of course the logical place for the county seat at the present time, but in so far as the offices are concerned, Culbert son people do not want them and do not expect them. They will go to the choice of the people in the precincts outside of Culbertson. Now let all parts of the proposed new county work together for . the common good of all, and within the next two moaths we will have "Paradise" County on the map. "*A rose by any other name would smell as sweet." So if the name is "Lincoln" or "Taft" or "Bryan" it will not matter so long as we se cure the otject sought. As the county division matter develops the Searchlight will keep its readers posted. The Yellowstone News, publish ed at Mondak has the following to say in last weeks issue in regard to county division: Wear bleeed with a country at this endof the causty that seeds no very aipea aive bridges. Furthermore we lears that the mileage paid tor witesses and jurors to Glasgow, sheoris aileage etc. will pay for a full seat of county oAcers sad leave a balance. Further some ' think that it would be a hardship to sew sttlens as the taxs would be high. Taey are labor iag under a misaprdeesion as the levis imposed on all taspayers ar now to the lidoit which is one of the causes why the large county is ia-arrears sad no warrants being paid. If the new county is set of and it is bonded for funds those bonds will not come due until the lead is all this sew counay will be proved up and thee it will e somn lnal for all concermed. Eves now in the presseat Valley Cousty we are calling for the lessusee ot beadtW pay uS our Is debtedness while awaiting for the develop meat of the country. We can run the Sew county withest any more taxes, '-in fact lsees" than under the present regime The salaries of the ocidals would not be as large as the olcials of the preseet county for the eempeeassioa of all oliaers are reguliteibythe ammedpopertyvaluatles ead we wemid owe- uaier the lowest eses mane when cut of. Whea It is saned that it works a hardship on the the poor they do not consider the benefts given poor people. There are hjpadreda tf sew estilers haer who have not their Anal citises papers. Under our present astvralisatio laws a perseo most appear betore the clerk of court with two witnesses to make dec laraties of same. After go days he must appear before the judge of district court ean certain days in open court with two witaseesagain. Now if wehbves smaller county does it not aprsal to everyoe that the less mileage sad ties lacarred wmild go quitse a little toward helping him eat in curtailing his expense? Poplar !tmss Trem eur spasal comrspeedesat. Jas. 7. paes. Peter Dept.. Sr.. oue of the oldest citi sem. of Poplar, was stricken with heart trouble Tuesday. Dec. soth. Wedaesday fblowleg he seemed to improve some. bet sometime durleg Wedeesday sight he had another attack and quietly posed away. Mr. Dupose was cue of the real piceesrs of the West. He came to this part of the ocestry about forty rears ago sad has lived here sad is South Dakota most of that time, His fuseral was delayed antil Sea day so that a son of his liing is South De heta might be able to asead. While Mr. Depres had pa-ed his thse scare and tea his tae is bshely felt bf a heat of friends. The beiding for the sew bask has eat procesded very fast for the last few days. The buildins was Scut 4hcked by tha eseug wiad that blew, sad saw by the cold wave. but the bank is coming jest the seas. The i corporators of the State Bask of Poplar met a faw evealags e and reorgulasd sad the tame aBcials as formerly aesoeosed were reelecced. The edials are as follows: Presideas. How ard M. Cosuer; Vice Preesidt. R. E. Patch; Cashier. J. C. Gegory: I irectors. Howard M. Cosier. R. E. Patch. S. T Cegewel. Freak Cashsr and J. C. Gregory. This husk will opes wlk h capetal stock of $es5.o and waD have back of it the beet bsiases mearof this sectius of the oentry. Thoes who have fods to deposit caset do batter tba depasit their f1uds is The Traders State Dusk. The bacheless are paoiner a hard time bap. get your old clothes out of the garret and esme for owe obe. you have no fear Of aling your clothes. The date has ant bars sat yet. Dr. Brockman willtbe at Poplar for one Week commenciag Momday. Jan. is. Tbe ladies of Poplar showed the gpatle sea se of the flast times that tbey bad seem for many a long day at the Leap Year Bell give. December 31, 90o8. Tb. ladies west to the homes of their gueats and gal latty marched them out to the Opera Hall wher each was prmesuted wi b his favorite gre. Gower pinned cn the lapel of biacost by some one more expert has himself, thee be was handed a program add asked to tabs a seat sad wait for the ladies who would sem that be got all the danolag that be wanted. There were twenty lear nam bern on the program, each nahmr was ac companled with the Gsem masts possibla. each time the foor was well fAlled, there were neither rheumatics nor wall flowers is evidence, At as p. m. thebell rang for supper sad the ladie marched the hungry gaesie to loag tables well covered with tempting viands. They ate, ate and ate and when they left the table they were both illed and conteated, and all agreed that it wasned that fear years would have to roll by before it could be repeated. This aupper was fne as fie could be and every article bore evileece of having beae touched by a master head. Aflar saupper the daace merrily conetired though some of the gentlemen had heavy eye. nad moved rather sluggishly. After all sam barn had bern filled the ladies took their gamens home. The gests greatly appre. cate the good time which they were lows and will try to recair the compliment der lag the east four years There wee a great many visitors but space is too limited to mention their names Mrs. C. D. King. Mrs SmithMiseCop. well, Mina Oreenwald, of Wolf Point; Mrs, Thatimber of Washington. D. C n Rev. and Mrs. E. J. Liedsey, Mrs. Lectra, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Walher were delightfully entertained at dinner last Tuesday evening by Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Cualer. The Thursday Evening Club will be ea tertained by Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Lobmil ler east Thursday evening, ypaary :gth. Hon. j. Z Bruegger. K. O. Slette and W. S. Patch were Culbertnoe visitors this weak in intereat of the division of the cone. ty. The people of Poplar and vicianly are perfectly willing to the division provided the same shall be Shaw consty. They have so oBoe to ank or, bebt they do iraft that the new prepared county shall be called after the late W. B. Shaw and ask co-operation with all their friends. Mrs. I. C. Gregory, of Calbertson, at teudad the Leap Ye.r BDll and wee the guest of Mrs. ff. M. Ceeler. Dr. naber end & T. Cogswell, of Wolf Point, attended the Leap Year Ball, and were the gueets of Dr. Atkieas. Mr. aid Mrs. H. E. Richard, of Willis toa. N.D.. wee up for the Leap Yeaball Pablic school opened Moeday with Miss Mary McLeod, of Wolf Point. as teacher of the primary room, taking the pl-c of Miss Edna Nelson who was married last week. ichost. Movas Poplar. Moot.. Jas. y. agot "Oldese am I of poenetates. forwerd I look and back." At the prruest time this is true of our school. som are looking bask to the balcye. days of satuma whea It was possible b enjoy oat of door sporta-others are looking forward to-esamlaauloma. Three sew pupils earolled -a Moeday. Norm and Clara Taads. from Scobey sad Robert Bawdee, from the Sooth Side The primary departmenllost Mim Nel sea jost before lboidays. This mouth they begas as the devoted subjects of Mise MacLeod. The pepilb is Mrs. Lectra's room seas some packages of Christmas gifts to Tusk eges Iestitute. Meaday Elate. Steele re aived a letter of ackaowledg'ment from Booker T. Washington. saying that thre were pleety of cshldres who were glad to get such remembraeces from or eschool. The feur best i slams work have beam Phees Coder. Misias Smith. Ira Atkisses sad Ruth Vending, of the 8th grade. Em. ily Helmer. loba Uindsmy. Matthew Lob msler. Am.a Sti . leamp"ie Proctor, aMea Arrmsetg sad dames Walker have showa the most marked imprveameat is hIstory mad arithmetie is ph. The name of Hermasm Wins should have been is the li the last was for those set absent. Is slam work he divides the homers with Luse Is Thayer. Everett Bawdem has made the most marked improvomest is his work. The sth grade is preesieg hard for Brst ph- is good. hangat work. There perfcsa Is eteedance: Mrs. Lec trame room-Phemb Comeir. Ira Atkiaseo. Luella Thayer. Ruth Vestlng. Dwight mad Everett Bawds.. Jam ansd William Walk er. Anma Stierk. .Harry Padne. Joke Liadey. Desw Armereng. Wilila mad Har oM BDwdem. Mire MaeLed s Reom Gladys Pearson. Rather Vending. Dorothy Codier. Ruth Peereem. Marie Roemde mnd George CGsher. NOW IS THE TIME OURS " IS THE PLACE FOR Fur Coats Sheep Lined ' Coats AND Fine Cloth Overcoats CopYdght 1907 PAPSHALL & EDMONDS CLOTH INO and SHOES Culbertson, Montana Opens a.Closed Cl oe 8: p . T h e E v a n s "0"1 'Ay e Barber *Shop New Shop In basement ol Evans 1ot1l. Baths Hot or Cold. HOWARD CLARK, Maanager. Shear. Ground REasors Sharpened " " J. B. BEWICK , R. C. STANFIELD '. THE l-S !Transfer Line Baggage Transfer aid General Draying Also 0. N. Stockyards Custodian PHONE NO. 1, CALL 3. Culbertson - Montana Livery, Feed & Sales Stable (THE JACK EVANS BARN) K. M. KELLOGG, PROP. All the Travelling Men Know Kellogg. PHONE NO. si-s ICulbertson,-