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VOL. 4.
NO. 43.
Miles City Bowlers Again Defeated by
Forsyth's Invincibles.
The -Forsyth bowlers, accompanied
by a number of our most competent
"rooters" went to Miles city Sunday
and played a return match with the
devotees of the game of that place.
The Forsvthians left on the early
morning train, expecting to play in
the afternoon, but as it required the
entire day for the Milesians to muster
sufficient material and nerve to go up
against Capt. Holt's lusty bowlers, the
contest did not take place until in the
evening, and then much to the dismay
of the pumpkin rollers, for the Forsyth
team were easy victors with a lead of
157 pins.
The visitors were well looked after
by the Custerites and when the match
took place a large and enthusiastic
crowd was present to see how it was
Our boys bowled up to their usual
averages, however, they encouraged
their opponents some by giving them
the second game. As will be seen bj
the following line-up of both team
the Milesians tried much of then
material but to no avail
ing is a complete
T t.
H nisten ......
.. 158
1 a
Totals - .
Miles City —
Tot. Av
.. 149
McConnell ... .
.. 157
IS. 1
Stein, F. W. ..
Sherwood .....
Stein, F. A. ..
Kireher .......
Totals .....
AVool Market Continues Active.
The Boston wool market during the
past week has been fairly active and
the volume of business shows an in
crease. According to the American
Wool and Cotton reporter, the sales for
the week amounted to 4,535,000 pounds
While a fair volume of business was
transacted in the New York market
as a whole, it has continued rathei
quiet, the same conditions also existing
in Philadelphia, both markets, how
ever, continuing strong.
The opening of several lines of heavy
weights at reduced quotations as com
pared with those of a year ago has
not appreciably effected the wool mar
The demand for territory woo! keeps
up verj' well. If anything, there has
been rather more doing in this class
of stock, especially fine wool, which
is firm and in demand. Fine territary
sells at 46 and 47c, clean and upward,
according to staple and condition.
Fine medium wools are firm at 45c,
clean. Short clothing wools, from
which all the staple has practically
been taken have sold at 43c. Medium
clothing wools are quotable at 42 and
43c, some sales have been made at
those quotations. Choice fine staple
wools have sold at 48 and 50c, and it
is claimed that in one instance even a
slightly better figure than the latter
was obtained. Coarse Colorados have
sold at 13 and 14c, in the grease. In
cluded in the sales of the week were
100,000 pounds of fine medium terri
tory at 43c, and 150,000 pounds of very
fine clothing at 47 and 48c. It will
not be long now before the attention of
the trade will again be turned to the
interior. In the course of two or three
weeks shearing will commence in New
Mexico. In March shearing will be
in progress in Arizona, and in April
in W} oming.
New Century Comfort.
Millions are daily finding a world of
comfort in Bucklen's Arnica Salve. It
kills pains from Rums, Scalds, Cuts,
Bruises; conquers Ulcers," and 'Fever
Sores; cures Eruptions, Salt Rheum,
Boils and helons; removes corns and
Warts. Best Pile cure on earth. Only
25; at Forsyth Drug Co's.
Good News to Settlers.
A recent decision rendered by the
secretary of the interior, reversing a
decision of the commissioners of the
general land office which effects thous
ands of acres of land in Montana,
Washington, Wyominv and Idaho,
will be read with interest and satis
faction by man3' settlers, woolgrowers
ane stockmen in Montana and the other
states in whi ch land came under the
act of June 4, 1897, permitting new'
selections u nder the forest reserve
script scheme.
The commissioner of the general
land office held that where the filing
was incomplete when filed in the local
land office the selector of these lands
had no vested rights and his applica
tion was practically void from the be
Every since this ruling was made
people who held claims under the for
est reserve plan have been uneasy lest
they be ousted. The ruling of the sec
retary of the interior, which reverses
and sets aside the decision of the com
missioners of the general land office
allows the settlers and stockraisers to
breathe easy once more.
Had the secretary of the' interior
sustained the commissioner, thousands
of stockmen and ranchers would have
lost their rights to select unsurveyed
lands in lieu of forest reserve lands.
Editor Hannah as a Prophet.
Imitating the Rev. Ira Jlicks of St.
Louis, we will prognosticate a trifle
concerning the weather; From the 29
to the 30th days of January the old
man will have to get up and build the
kitchen fire, or there will be squalls
followed by some one falling from bed,
says the Yellowstone Leader. From
the first day of February to the 14th,
valentines will be in bloom, beginning
on the first day of February they will
gradually assume more and worse
phases until thev meet with distaste
on the 15th, being- used to start the
fire in the parlor stove by the young
lady who expects her fellow' to follow
up the valentine with a more serious
proposal. From the 15th to the 22nd
every liar in the community, including
some who have no reputation at all,
will try one to excell the other, and on
the 22nd they will each take a hatchet
and cut down a cherry tree, if they
can find one; from the 22nd to the first
day of March the wind will blow, in
and about town, from the first of March
until the 26th of March the wind will
blow some more. On the first day of
April the ground hog will appear, he
will delay his appearance until this
late date because he is a fool for try
tng to appear at any earlier date in
this country. We haven't made up
nor cast the horoscope of old Father
Weather any farther than the first
day of April. Now is the time to sub
. . For Sale . .
$1,200 will buy a new frame dwelling in
center of best residence district—one
story four rooms, pantry, cellar and
roomy closets; double lot,
$ 1,500 will buy a good six room, front
dwelling well fiiiisned pantry, closets
and cellar. Good barn and buggy shed.
Outbuildings all in good condition.
This property located on one lot in best
residence block. Good grounds and
shade trees,
$1 ,000 will buy a four room dwelling—
pantry, cellar closets; good condition
Good outbuildings, roomy front yard
and trees; also in good lot adjoining
Lot No. 2.
$1 ,000 will buy a three room dwelling on
splendid building lot on Main street—
on good foundation and in good re
pair. Outbuildings.
$1 ,000 will buy a three room dwelling
adjoing the above on Main street giv
ing 50 feet front building space. Also
on good foundation and in good re
pair. These must go together and
cheap at the figure quoted.
$ 2,500 will buy a five room dwelling —
completely furnished, piano, assorted
lihrary, air tight heater, 2 ranges,
coal and gasoline, bath fixtures, large
walled cellar, steel windmill with 40
foot tower, good well; chicken coop,
coal house, large enough for cow
stable. Three lots and fine lawn and
garden space all In best residence por
12 Fine Ranches. .vfanvon l iver bot
toms and al! good nay bearing tracts.
Prices and terms vary. Information
promptly given. Correspondance so
Harry G. Wright,
x Forsyth, Montana.
Livstock Brands of Slate Compiling
in New Form.
Clyde Smith, deputy register of
marks and brands, has just entered
upon a piece of work which insures
him enough to keep busy with for
many days to coine, if there were not
already enough to require his atten
tion in the busy office of W. G. Preu
itt, secretary of the Montana Stock
grow'ers association and state recorder
of brands.
The especial work now on hand is
the transfer from the old to a new and
complete set of books of all the 19,000
brands which have been adopted by
stockmen and are now on record in the
in the state. When completed it will
be one of the most complete records
of its kind in existence anywhere.
Some idea of the extent of the work
may be gained from the fact that the
brands, when transferred, will fill be
tween 1,500 and 2,000 pages.
The most of the work is done with
a book typewriter and is as neat as
could be executed in print. In this
manner the date of the adoption and
recording of the brand is entered, to
gether with the name and location of
the owner and his range, says the
Great Falls Tribune. Then at the
left hand side of this record, where a
wide margin is left for the purpose,
the brand itself is drawn in red ink,
exactly as it appears on the glossy
sides of the fat steers wandering at
will on the grassy plains of the Treas
ure state.
A persual of the old record books is
almost as good as a brief history of
the early Montana judiciary. All of
the data were written in the books
with pen and ink. While most of it
is easily legible, some of it is hard to
The recording of brands was begun
in Montana in 1871, when it was leg
ally made the duty of the clerk of the
territorial supreme court. James R.
Alden was then clerk, and he had the
distinction of beginning this record
which means so much for the protec
tion of the valuable stock interests of
the state.
At that time Hiram Knowles, now
judge of the Montana districts of the
federal district and federal courts,
j was associate justice of the territory
I of Montana. His brother associate
; justice was George G. Symes. and H.
I L. Warren was chief justice. The
J clerk of the court would make up sev
eral pages of recorded marks and
brands, and the chief justice and one
associate would sign it, just as the re
cord of the supreme court is signed
In 1877 the manner of recording
brands was changed. The duty was
then transferred to the territorial
treasurer. D. H. Weston, now a bail
ill' in the federal court, was then treas
urer, and the record of the brands
for several years appears in his hand
writing. He had this work to do un
til 1887, when the law created the office
of state recorder of marks and brands,
this having become necessary because
of the increase of the work.
R. B. Harrison was then the first to
fill the new office, by virtue of being
secretary of the stockgrowers associa
tion. In 1891 he was succeeded by W.
G. Preuitt, the present incumbent.
I f linl* Way To Live Lon».
The startling announcement of a Dis
covery that will surely lengthen life
is made by editor O. H. Downey, of
Churubusco, Ind. "I wish to state,"
he writes, "that Dr. King's New Dis
covery for Consumption is the most in
fallible remedy 4 hat I have ever known
for Coughs, Colds and Grip. It's in
valuable to people with weak lungs.
Having this wonderful medicine no one
need dread Pneumonia or Consump
tion. Its relief is instant and a cure
certain." The Forsyth Drug Co. will
guarantee every 50c and $1.00 bottle,
and give trial bottles free. •
Belitiitn Hares for Sale.
The choicest of animals. We guaran
tee them to be in first class condition
when sold. For information and prices
write or call at the News, office,
Forsyth, Mont. ' *
■eighth Grade Kxuinliiutlou
To the schools of Rosebud county—
Notice is given that the next regular
8th grade examinations will be given
on the 6th and 7th days of February
and the 22nd and 23rd davs of May
1902. Gkktk r»K M. Higgins,
Co. Supt.
They Desire Longer Term Tax-Roll
Altered and Time Extended.
The assessors of Montana propose to
place themselves on records as the
sponsors of many changes in the tax
laws when their state association
meets in Butte, Jan. 28. They will
digest the statutes that apply to them
in particular and will sugge t a nunt
ber of amendments for the considéra
tion of the next legislative assembly.
Prominent among the amendments
contemplated is one making the term
of> office of assessors four years. In
support of this amendment they con
tend that thev are only fairly inducted
into office and have made themselves
familiar with the duties of the place
when they are succeeded by someone
else, who is as unfamiliar with the
work as they were when they took
charge of it.
They will endeavor to bring about
a change in the form of the tax roll.
They say that the present form is cum
bersome and awkard and there are
bright minds among them who believe
they are cay a hie of designing one
much more convenient.
They will recommend the adoption
of a law extending the time they ar<
given in which to complete the assess
ment. Under the present law the as
sessor must have his work completed
on the third Monday in July. They
will suggest that this law be amended
so as to make completion of the assess
ment obligatory on the first Monday ii
August. Many other amendments will
be suggested.
Something will be done at this meet
ing in regard to uniformity in assess
ment, and particularly in regard to
bank stock. Silver Bow, Lewis and
Clarke and Granite counties asses*
bank stock at par. In all other coun
ties of the state it is assessed lowei
than par, no matter what the earning
capacity of the stock may be. The
assessors have somehow gained the im
pression that bank stock is worth its
face value and in the future will as
sess it accordingly.
It is expected that the members of
the state board of equalization and the
chairman of the various boards of com
missioners of the state will he in at
tendance at the meeting.
Earl Huff is still reported quite sick.
Vincent fjuinlan returned to school,
Clinton Danner was able to return
to school again this week.
Josephine McHugh has been absenl
from school on account of sickness.
Anna McGraw has entered school
again after an absence of several days.
Lisle Finch has been absent for
several days on the account of sick
Leland Becker and James and Marv
McGraw, who have been on the sick
list are improving.
Helen Becker and Thomas McGraw
have again been welcome«! to school,
after several days of illness.
The average attendance in the Pri
mary room this week is from 39 to 42
on account of the colil weather.
Charles Jackson an«l Thiltla John
ston, both members of the Eighth grade,
have left school. Thilda Johnston will
return to her home in Massachusetts
this week.
The Castle by the Nea.
(Translated from the German of Ludwig
kliland by Lizzie Snook.)
Didst thou ever see that lofty,
Towering castle by the shore?
Where the golden tinted clouds
Float around itev-rm-re?
Glatlly would it stoop and kiss
The refreshing waters below it.
Or high up into the sky ascend
With the misty vapors around it.
Truly, have I «razed u[>on
This castle by the deep.
Where mist is round about it.
And moon above it sleeps.
Didst thou he ir the strain of music
Coming from the towering hall?
Minified with the rolling of the waves
As they slo.ily rise and fall?
The wind and all th • wives
Lay in deep repo -r>,
While out of the lofty halls
A mournf 1 . lir^e arose.
I'p into tl. ■ lofty tower
\\ ent tue Kin» and his beautiful Oueeti.
Their brilliant robes all (lowing,
.id tin ir «fohlen crowns aglow. .
kid# sie them lead with tender pride
A beautiful maiden there?
Radiant as a sunb.-am.
With «fohlen shining h: ir?
In blackest garments robed,
Wire the King and y ueen that night
Hut the maiden has forever
Vanished from our sight.

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