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Published every Wednesday Morning by the River Pre»» Publish ing Company. NINETEEN TWELVE. "What is described in most parts of the country m a record holiday trade baa crowned a year which has had lew equals and fewer superiors in nearly every line of humao endeavor. This, of course, refer« directly t > volume of product or value of output rather than to mat gins of profit which are conceded to have been cut. in many lines." The above quotation is from a re view of business conditions by Brad street's mercantile agency, an au'hor ity that is conversant with the situa ion in all parts of the country. from the reports made by thousand:« of correspondents, Brad^treet's con eludes that the year nineteen twelve brought prosperity to nearly every line of human endeavor. In this general distribution of busi ness and industrial activities Montana received a generous »hare. It is the testimony of merchants, farmers, stockmen and Montana citizens en gaged in other pursuits, that tbe past twelve months formud a year that has had few equals and fe*er superiors In no former (reason has there been such a large output of Montana agri cultural products; in the livestock in dustry, the marke: price uf beef reach ed a record figure, and for tbe pro ducts of Montana sheepmen there was good demand at profitable prices. In mining circles there has been unusual activity during the pa»t year, and re ports from Bu te and other mining centers are to the effect that more men are being employed and at a better wag-e than ever before. These condi tions will entitle nineteen twelve to a place of honor in Montana's industri ai history, as a year that brought liberal reward to those who contributed to the general welfare of the community. Not only in the things actually ac complished, but also in preparation for larger enterprises that will be com pleted in the future, will nineteen twelve be recorded as a memorable year.in Montana history. The con struction of new lines of railway, and the preliminaries necessary to tb< building of other lines in various parts of the state; the progress ma h on irrigation project*; the developuieo' of the dry farming industry; the utili zation of water power and its dis tribution to distant points—these an but a few of the important feature^ that make 1912 a year of progress tha promises great results to the presen' and future generations. What of the new year? That, will b written twelve months hence, ar d the Montana citizens who participated i the activities of the past year wi doubtless make as food a record i 119,'i and may pn.elhly nurpa-s it, a. season of profitable achievement. BEET SUGAR INDUSTRY. There is no occasion for the depart mont of agriculture to appeal to Am> i i can farmers to raise more sugar beets on the ground that it would be ec »t omy for the nation to produce all the sugar it consumes. The farmers will see to it that there are pler.ty of beets if'someone with money will build the factories, comments the Billings Jout n'al.. Every beet sugar mill in the country, which is not handicapped by inconvenient location or other disad vantage, operated at capacity la«t season and the output of sugar wus the largest in the history of the in dustry. A sufficient tonnage of beets is grown in the vicinity of each factory for its use, with a few isolated in stances, and the faot that two million short tons were imported is due to lack of cheap land transportation rather than to any disinclination upon the part of farmers to devote their land to beet growing. The cost of produc Ing beets does not admit of their ship ment for any great distance, as is proved by the fact that tbe Billings factory management has found it necessary to stand the freight charge on the beets produced outside tbe Yel lowstone valley. What tbe sugar beet business does need, however, in order that it shall assume the important place the indus try merits, is a permanent and satis actory settlement of the tariff ques tion. So long as there is danger that the millions invested in factories are to be wiped out by antagonistic legis latlon, so long will men with money hesitate to undertake this form of in vestment. There is good profit in tbe beet sugar business for manufacturer, grower and the community at large if conditions are permitted to remain as they are: there Is prospect of financial ruin for tbe entire industry if it is forced into unfair competition with cane grow ers sought bv eastern refiners and democratic tariff tinkerers. And so long as this menace confronts the oountry no amount of "appeals'' will result in more factories or a larger tonnage of beets. All the news in the River Press. Best New Year Resolutions. It seems to us the best New Year resolution should be something that men and women feel as a kind of creed; not a rule to be slavishly followed: but a guide, something from which we may depart when we are in the grip of circumstances, but t>o which we may always return. It must be the kind of resolution that we all can keep, in greater or less degree; for it must do real work, and tbe measure of it must be this work. It must be so simple that a child can understand it; so significant that the philosopher respects it; so real that all of us can feel it. Do these fan.iliar, fine resolves have this quality?' '•I will try to be kind. "I will try to find good in others. "I «ill carry sunshine with me, es pecially into the dark places. "I will try to make someone happy each fi'iy." Perhaps it wou 'd be better to leave out the word 'try' because the mere suggestion <t 'attempting' leaves a soit of loophole for not 'doing.' On the o! her hand, anyone of those re solve- involves a pretty big contract for tr.o-t of us to live up to. You can see how failure to live up to resolves like these—and there are bound to be many failures—doesn't destroy their working value. — Woman's Llome Companion. COW-BOYS AND INDIANS CREATE FUROR IN CHICAGO BILL PRUITT THE COW-BOY CARUSO FROM HELENA STARTLES THE MUSICAL ARISTOCRATS OF THE EAST WITH THE WONDERFUL BEAUTY AND STRENGTH OF HIS VOICE. BLACKFEET INDIANS HOB-NOB WITH MARY GARDEN AND OTHER GRAND OPERA START. THE CHICAGO PRESS CLUB, WHOSE MEMBERSHIP COMPRISES THE BRIGHTEST MEN IN THE NEWSPAPER WORLD ENTERTAIN THE MONTANA AGGREGATION m m: m mm THE ROUNDUP. U.'ÜQUE LUNCHEON GIVEN TO NCWSPAPL» M l N , COWBOYS AND fliOiWIS, IN THE LCL'IS IS'J! KOOit.MOTEL ShtWtlANXMCO mm Ü.W .5» m m CHICAGO PRESS GLACIER PARK INDU CLUB ENTERTAIN THE INDIANS fit MONTANA CQ*8ÔY BAND * comovss indians »chicago guano OKRA stars hobnob together; itana cow chicago gl star INDICATES bill pruitt the montana c0mb0v caruso. who will join the GRAND opera company SM Bill Prultt, The Cow-Boy Caruso, The Montana Cow-Boy Band, spon sored by Jas. Shoemaker of Helena and a band of seven Blackfeet Indians, held the public eye in Chicago during the past two weeks through the exclusion of many world celebrities who hap pened to be in the "Windy City" at the same time. After appearing with great success at the Northwest Products Exposition at Minneapolis, the Indians and Cow Boys moved in special train to Chica go. The day of their arrival, they paid a visit to all the prominent news papers of the city, and extended cordial invitation to them and their readers to visit Montana next summer, see the beauties of its new Interna tional Playgrounds, Glacier National Park and learn something about the opportunities awaiting new-comers on Want No Endowed Figureheads New York Trlbane No ex-presldent since tbe civil war has beea forced to any undignified activities or any pecuniary embarrass ment, with the exception of General Grant, whose fortune was swept away by the Grant & Ward failure. Tbe recent increase in the president's salary allows a fair margin for sav ings. Perhaps with tbe present scale of living and the demands on prominent men that margin is not enough. Any pension which carried with it even an implied obligation that an ex-president should refrain from normal activities as a citizen—from practicing law, or becoming an editor, if be chose—would be unfortunate. We want no endowed national figureheadi>, set apart like princes of the blood. At the same time we want our presidents to serve without worry about the future, to be freed from anv possible necessity of finding a money-making vocation, when perhaps age, health, or years of dissociation from their private pro fession have made such exertions try ing and success difficult. The nation can well afford a salary for its ex presidents, provided it does not forbid them the natural active life of a dignified private citizen. The Cost of Typhoid. SpringSeid Republican. It is hard to state human lives in terms of dollars and cents, but prob its agricultural land. At night they were given the boards at the American Music Hall and showed Primrose and Dockstader min strels, how to give a real wild west show. The Indians put on native dances which startled the shut-ins of the Windy City. Later they called at the Chicago Auditorium to pay their respects to that other great musical aggregation, The Chicago Grand Opera Co. Manager Dipple of the Opera Co., upon hearing Bill Pruitt sing, offered to send him to Europe for two years' training after which he should engage him to sing important roles for the Chicago Grand Opera. The Chicago Press Club, composed of newspaper editors, reporters and special writers of the large daily pa pers published in that city, eater ably Dr. McLaughlin did not exag gresrate in telling the Associated Life Insurance presidents in New York that typhoid Is costing the Unit ed States 9100,000,000 a year. Inci dentally, it kills 25,000 people, *or as many as a considerable war, and to life insurance men that is not a merely sentimental argument. That tbe greater part of this loss is avoidable appears from the fact that in 50 of large cities the death rate per 100,000 from typhoid is 25, while In 50 of the prinolpal cities of northern Europe it is but That means that some 18,000 of the 25,000 who die every year from typhoid fever in tbe United States might probably be saved by better sanitation. This is a reform upon which effort should be strongly concentrated. Fined For Printing News. Boise , Ida., Jan. 2.—-R. S. Sheridan and C. O. Broxon, publisher and managing editor of the Boise Capital News, today wete found guilty of con tempt of court by the state supreme court and sentenced to ten days in the coutny jail and to pay fines of 8500 each. The defendants were cited for the publication of the message of Theo dore Roosevelt to the people of Idaho relating to the decision of the supreme court barring the progressive candi dates for presidential electors from the Idaho ballot, together with editor ial criticism of that decision. tained the Indians and Cow-Boys luncheon in their palatial club rooms and showered étery attention upon the visitors from Montana. The Indians have been giving ex hibitions of their native songs and dances to crowded houses at the U S. Land Show, Chicago, every day since the show opened. Chief of Police McWheeney of Chi cago Police Force, was adopted into the Blackfeet Tribe by the Indians Thousands of feet of moving pic ture films showing Indians enjoying the sights at Chicago, have < been taken by number of large moving picture com panies of the East. They will be show all over this country and Europe and will bring the name and fame of Glacier National Park, Montana, to the attention of millions of people. o For the Road kUR RAYO DRIVING LAMP is the most compact and efficient lighting device for all kinds of vehicles. Will not blow out or jar out. Equipped with thumb screws, so that it is easily attached or detached. Throws a clear light 200 feet ahead. Extra large red danger signal in back. It is equipped with handle, and when detached makes a good hand lantern. Strong. Durable. Will last for years. At Dealer» Everywhere CONTINENTAL OIL COMPANY DcBTtr, Pueblo, Albuquerque. Cheyenne, Butte» Boise» Salt Lake City. HiO-^isrs C. H. CAMPBELL & SON Phelps Building, Great Fal s, Montana WE LOAN ON HOMESTEAD PROOFS OR PATENTS Motor Cars For demonstration and particulars of the various styles, apply to H. J. WACKERLIN, Agent, Fort Benton Non Coal Land. So. 029989. Notice for Publication. United States Land Office at Great Falls, Mon tana, December 9, 1913. Notice is Uerebv given that ISAAC LIEBES, whose postofflce address in San Francisco. Cali fornia, has this 9th d:iy of December 1912, fi!ed In this office his application to select under the provisions of the act of .) line 4th, 1897, the mv(4 neü section 34, township 32 north, range 9 east, Montana meridian. Any and all persons claiming adversely the lands described, or desiring to object because of the mineral character of the land, or for any other reason,to ;he disposal to anplicant, should tile their affidavits of protest in ihis office, on or before the 34th day of January, 1913. JULIUS C. PETERS, Register Non Coal Land. Notice For Publication. United States Land Office at Great Falle, Mon tana, December 15, 1912. Notice le hereby given that MERLE E. MORGAN, of Hlghwood, Montana, who, on November 24, 1909, made additional home tead entry No. <110687 for WH SE!4. E'/i SW!4 section 33, township 22 north, range 7 east, Montana meridian, hae filed notice of Intention to make dnal three-year proof to establish claim to the land above described, be fore Chaa. H. Boyle, U. S. commissioner, at Fort Renton, Montana, on the 27th day of Jan nary, 1913. Claimant names aa witnesses: George T. Mur ray, John Jacoby, Robert I. Cook, Mary A Mor gan, all ot Fort Benton, Montana. JULIUS C. PKTERS, Register. at Non Coal Land. Notice For Publication. United State« Land Office at Great Falla, Mon tana, December 15, 191S. Notice la hereby given that ARC BIB C. ODBR, of Fort Benton, Montana, who, on May 1,1910, made deeert land entry No. 018461, for lot 11, sec tion 1, and lot 7, «action SL township 85 north, range 10 eaat, Montana meridian, has filed no tice of intention to make Una! proof, to establish claim to the land above described, before Chaa. H. Boyle, U. S. commieaioner, at Tort Benton, Montana, on the 37th day of January, 1913. Claimant names as witneeaea: Frances B. Chnrchll, Belle Bowline, Isaac F. Churchill, of Lorn*, Mont. ; Jacob Hitler, of Fort Benton, Montana. JULIUS C. PKTERS, Register. No. 0S0137. Notice for Publication. United States Land Office at Great Fall«, Mon tana, December 87, Mit, Notice la hereby given that ANNIB F. BVBRS, of Fort Beaton, county of Chouteau, atate Montana, haa filed in this office her application to enter nnder the provleione o* section 8806, revised atatntes of the United Statee, the follow ing described land, vis: Lot 5, of section 14, townehip 88 north, range 9 east, Montana meri *'an. Any and all persons claiming adversely the lands described, or desiring to object because the mineral character of the land, or tor any other reason, to the dleposal to applicant, should file their affidavit* of protest in thle office on before the 31et day of January, 1913. JULIUS C. fbtbks, Register Hon Coal Land. Notice for Publication—Isolated Tract United Statee Land Office at Great Falls, Mon' tana, December 23,1912. Notice is hereby given that, as directed by the commissioner of the general land office, nnder provisions of Act of Congre n approved June 1906 <34 stats , 517), pursuant to the application of Charles W. Morrow, serial No 025879, will offer at public sale, to the highest bidder, bnt at not less than $2.50 per acre, at 2 o'clock p. m., on the loth day of February, 1913, this office the following described tract of land: NW«% SE section 2, township 83 nortb, range 8 east, Montana meridian. Any perrons claiming adversely tbe above scribed land are advised to file their claims, objections, on or before the time designated sale. JULIUS C. PKTERS, Register. j. w. robekts , Receiver. For Sale Fine Duroc Jersey boar» and gilts from best strains of this stock.. Non Coal Land. Notice for Publication —Isolated Tract United States Land Office at Great Falls, Mon ! tana, December 33, 19i3. Notice is hereby given that, as directed by the I commissioner of the general land office, under I provisions of Act of Congress approved June 87, ; 19U6 (34 stats., 517), pursuant to the application of Jennie M. Lyng, serial No. 036'il2, we will offer at public sale, to the highest bidder, I but at not less than $3.50 per acre, at 11 o'clock ) a ni., on tbe 10th nay of February, 1913, at this office, the following described tract oi land: NW>4 SIV'^ section 17, township 21 north, range H east, Montana meridian. Any persons claiming adversely the above de scribed land are advised to file their claims, or objections, on or before the time designated for sale. JULIUS C. PKTERS, Register. J. W. R oiikrts , Receiver. Non Coal Land. Notice for Publication—Isolated Tract Unite ! States Land Office at Great Falls, Mon tana, December 23, 1912. Notice is hereby given that, as directed by the commissioner of tbe general land office, under provisions of Act of Congress approved Jnne 27, 1906 (34 Stats.. 517), pursuant to the application of Eva Kulage, serial No. 026306, we will offer ai public sale, to the highest bidder, bnt at not less than $2 .ro per acre, at 2 o'clock p. m., on tbe 10th day of February, 1913, at this office, the following tract «f land: 8WH SK!4, SK # SW>4 section 35, township 22 north, range 9 east, Montana merid an. Any persons claiming adversely the above de scribed land are advixea to file their claims, or objections, on or before the time designated for sale. JULIUS C. PETERS, Register. J W. R obibts , Receiver. J W. R obibts , Receiver. Terms of Court For 1913 In the di-trlct court of the Twelfth judicial district of the state of Montana, In anu for the counties of Chouteau, Valley, Bill and Blaine. In the matter of the fixing of the time tor holding terms of court in the counties of Chou teau, Valley, H 11. and Blaine, in the above en titled court It is hereby ordered that the dates tor the holding of terme of court in the district court of the Twelfth judiclat dietrict of the state of Mon tana, In and for the counties of Chouteau, Val ley, Hill and Blaine, for tbe year one tnoaeand nine hundred and thirteen, be, nd the same are hereby fixed as follows, to-wit: CnoDTUU COUNTY. January 81. May 6. September •. November 85. yaix1y cocntt. January 80. April 16. June 17. September 25. HIU. COUHTT. February 11. April 89. June S. October 18. 1L1.IN» COUHTT. January 14. March 25. May 1. October 7. Dated this 7th day of December, A. D. 1918. JNO. W. TATTAN, FRANK N. UTTER, Notice of Annual Meeting. The regnlar annual meeting of the stockholders of the Stockmen's National bank, of Fort Benton. Montana, will *<e held at the banking rooms of eaid bank between the hours of 10 a. m. and 4 p. m. on Tuesday, January .14,1913, for the pur ose of electing a board of directors for the ensuing year. M. W. TOBBY, Cashier. Fort Benton, Mont., Dec. 12, 1912. zotice of Sale of Real Estate Notice is hereby given by the chairman of the board of county commissioners of C..outeau county, state ot Montana, will sell at public an tion to the hi best bidder on January 10, 1S)13, all the county's interest In lots 1, 2, 3, 4 5. 6, 7. 8,13. 13, 14,15, lti, 17, 18 and 19. block 112. Lots 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, Ih. 17, 18 and 19, b!o</R 113. Lots 11,13, 13, 14. 1"., lti, 17, IS, 19 and SO, block 12«, all in theaddiion to i'ort 3entou, Montana. Sale will be Held a' the front door nf the court house in Fort lienton, Montana, at he hour of 10 o'clock a. m . Bv order of the board J. LEE SEDGWICK, County Clerk in and for the County of Chouteau, State of Montana.