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VOLUME 1 WIBAUX, DAWSON COUNTY, MONTANA, THURSDAY JANUARY 31, 1907 NUMBER C. C. Benedict, Physician and Surgeon Office over First Nat'l Bank. Residence Graham Hotel. LOUIE FONG First Class Restaurant and Short Order Chop House Regular Meals and Short Order Lunches at any hour of the day. Wibaux, - - Montana. CHAS. H. DAHL, General Blacksmith ing. Horseshoeing a Specialty. All W o r k Guaranteed. Wibaux - Montana. toooooooooooooooooooaoo&a Fellow Citizens § S Attention! Don't let people come in and get all the good things here. Make use of your own privileges as a citizen of the United States. Take a Homestead Buy Land Now You Know and I know that it is a good investment, either for a permanent home or a sure chance to double your money in a short time. How? Ask E. E. JORDAN • W. E. WILLIAMSON Meats and General Produce Having made special ar l'angements with one of the largest wool fitons in the east, I am prepared to pay highest cash prices for Hides, Pelts and Furs. IKIibaux, •Montana F. J. SUPER Manufacturer «f and Dealer in Harness and Saddlery, Brid les, Collars, Whips, Fur Robes, Etc. Men's Furn ishings, Boots and Shoes. I pay highest cash prices for hides, pelts and furs. Wibaux, - - Montana. WIBAUX BARBER SHOP J. D. WYNN, Proprietor. A First Class Tonsorial Parlor. First Class Workmen. You are next for a lux urious shave or a stylish haircut. Bath Room in Connection. DENTIST Dr. C. H. Dwight is now permanently located in Wibaux - All kinds of up-to-date Den- * • tal work by the latest and • " most approved methods. • Gold Crown and Bridge S work a specialty. c In the GRAHAM HOTEL What They Say About Us. The New Paper. Wibaux has take?* a notable step forward in the friendly struggle for municipal honors in Dawson county by securing a worthy advocate in the form of the Wibaux Pioneer, a creditable newspaper which made its initial appearance last Thursday and will hereafter be published week ly. The editor of the Dawson County Review happened to be in Wibaux when Mr. Shear, the publisher of the new journalistic venture, was running off his first number, thus participating in the christening of the Pioneer and becoming well acquainted with its genial editor and his assistant. Mrs. Shear also lent her gracious presence to auspicious occasion. Walter A. Shear has been and still is successfully engagen in the newspaper work at Sentinel Butte. His brother-in-law, John H. Kane, will be the active man ager of the Wibaux business. Both are hustling young men of the type that win their way in any live western community. The Review believes they will succeed in their new venture and cordially welcomes The Pioneer to the Dawson county field. It has long passed from sup ! position to certainty that every i would-be-prosperous and progres sive community must have a live, iuptodate newspaper. The busi ness men of Wibaux demonstrate their belief in this truth by giv ing the journalistic infant a sub stantial diet of advertising pat ronage that will make it grow and develop into a lusty young ster. Here's long life and pros perity!- Review. A New Paper. The Wibaux pioneer, Vol. 1, No. 1, is at hand and presents a very attractive appearance. It is a neat folio, set in large faced type, which should please both young and old. The new paper makes its bow under the efficient editorship of Walter A. Shear, famous in Billings county news paperdom, and managed by J. H. Kane. We trust the Pioneer will ever continue to lead.—Post. The Wibaux Pioneer made its first appearance last week, and for the first number is far ahead of most initial publications. It is ja six-column, four-page paper, very neat in typographical ap pearance, well filled with reading patter and all the enterprising [firms of the hustling town are represented in its advertising col jumns. Walter A. Shear is the publisher and John H. Kane man ager, Wibaux and the Beaver Valley are gaining in population so rapidly that a good live paper is necessary to keep before the public that section of Dawson county, and we welcome the Pioneer.—Glendive Independent. The initial number of.the Wi baux Pioneer made its appear ance Monday as a four page, six column. It is a very bright star in newspaperdom and nearly every business place of Wibaux is represented by an abvertise ment, We wish brother Shear and the Pioneer a full measure of success. —Chronicle. Wibaux, known in early days as Mingusviile, has the most credit able paper in the Pioneer', the first issue of which appeared last week. W. A. Shear of the Republican at Sentinel Butte is the publisher, and John Kane the manager of this new publication. Dickinson Press. The Pioneer is $1.50 year—try it per Wibaux a Winner, Second City of Dawson County is Bound to come to the Front in the Near Future. The editor of The Review enjoy ed the opportunity of paying a visit to the hustling town of Wi baux last week, spending suffk cient time there to become ac quainted with a number of the progressive business men of the place and readily coming to the conclusion that the second city of Dawson county has a splendid future to look forward to/ The country round about Wi baux has developed almost more rapidly than any other section of Dawson county, with the possible exception of the lower Yellow stone valley. United States Com missioner E. E. Jordan gave an index of this splendid poogress when he informed The Review that he had taken 280 homestead filings during the past year. That is certainly a splendid rocord. Mr. Jordan, by the way, ac ceptably-serves Wibaux both as postmaster and United States Commissioner. He is a great booster for 'his community and for Dawson county in general, and has great faith in the future of this section. In the course of an interesting conversation, Mr. Jordan referred particularly to the agricultural wealth of the Wibaux country. He told of the experience of Hugh M. Bolton, who came out from Illinois last spring and leased some land nine miles south of Wi baux. The knockers said he was foolish to try to do anything, but he proceeded to put in a crop on sixty-six acres of broken ground. In proper season he harvested 1,270 bushels of wheat, 990 bu shels of oats and 500 bushels of spring rye, as well as a big crop of the finest potatoes ever grown anywhere. One of these spuds, weighing two pounds, ten and a half ounces was to be seen in the postoffice. Mr. Jordan says this is only a sample of what others are doing in the same general locality, and when asked if he believed dry farming would be a success year in and-year out, he replied: "Yes, I believe it is perfectly safe to recommend dry farming on any of these Dawson county lands. I believe sufficient mois ture for producing good crops can be conserved in the soil every year. Of course, it is necessary to properly work the ground to accomplish this, but I was con vinced of what can be done last summer. I went out a short dis tance'from town and dug into un plowed grown. I found the soil dry and powdery as could be. A short distance away I dug into plowed ground and there I found plenty of moisture. ' ' Having recently come into touch with eastern agencies anx ious to find locations for home seekers, Mr. Jordan is working constantly to acquaint these peo ple with Dawson county condi tions, particularly in the vicinity of Wibaux, and he predicts a great influx of settlers during the coming season. The town of Wibaux is generally prosperous. -This is well illustrated by phenomenal growth of its banking institutions and especially the last one estab lished, the First National, v/hich is housed in one of the handsom est bank buildings in the state. One unfamiliar with Wibaux would be surprised to learn the extent of its business. A list compiled by the Pioneer gives the following: Two banks, two hotels, three general merchan dise stores, one restaurant, one barber shop, one lumber yard, one meat market, two livery sta bles, one real estate office, one saddle and harness shop, and one newspaper. There are three saloons and three churches, one dentist, cne physician, two town halls, one public school and one sheep shearing plant. The town is substantially built, and its cit izens look forward to a popula tion of at least 5,000 people with in the next five years. —Review. No Free Rides. Railway conductors are now kept busy perusing special copies of the interstate commerce law containing the anti-pass regula tions. The regulations are very strict and in many cases arc not plain. The crop of passes has been greatly reduced since the first of the year. Politicians must produce the money, or walk. Army officials are treated the same. Ministers will continue to travel on half-fare, but the wife and family must remain at home unless cash fares at full rates is forthcoming— ' 'Everybody stays at home but father.' ' Employes of railroads may get transporta tions for their families if the company so wills. Locals, Jas. Drysdale was -in from his ranch the first of the week. Note the change in the First National Bank ad. this week. Wanted—A young lady to learn to set type. For partic ulars call at the printing office. North & Smith have their en tire band of 2,800 sheep on feed at the Wolf and Chappell ranches. Dr. C. C. Benedict was due to ride the I. O. O. F. goat on Teus day evening, but noting the con dition of the heart, decided to wait a week. There will be a dance and sup per on Friday evening, February 8, in the I. O. O. F, hall. Dance ticket including supper, $1. All are cordially invited. The P i o n eVr ' s 'phone number is 35. When you know an item of news just 'phone us and help along a little until we get better acquainted. J. L. Milnor arrived from Blue Mountain the first of the week with a band of five thousand sheep which he is shipping to Laural, Montana, to feed for the winter. Dan Harris, of Ekala^a, arriv ed here Monday from Nevada, where he has been for the past three weeks visiting his brother, who was very sick, but is im proving. H. G. Bentley was in from Bennieper creek sixty miles north of here the first of the week for a ne^.v sleigh and a load of sup plies, he reports more snow in that vicinity than around here. Frank Cannon, the well known Wibanx merchant, accompanied bv Mrs. Cannon and daughter, spent Saturday in Glendive and left Sunday morning for the Twin Cities, where they will spend several weeks. Mr Cannon will combine business and pleasure and will purchase goods for his general merchandise establish ment. —Review. The Glendive band is engaged in practice' preparatory to the giv ing of a concert at some date yet to be determined upon. W. E. Dunkerley is the leader, and the band now numbers nearly twenty pieces. Mr. Dunkerley would be glad to get in touch with players of band instruments who have not yet attended practice. — Review—This would be an excel lent opportunity for the young men at this place who wish to be instructed in band music, to have Mr. Dunkerley come here and organize a band. Sbe jffrst IRational J3anR © f tUiboux, Hflontana. SOLICITS YOUR BUSINESS WHETHER LARGI OR SMALL BANK MONEY ORDERS. PAYABLE ANYWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES. CHEAPEST, SAFEST AND MOST CONVENIENT WAY OF SENDING MONEY BY MAIL. « © © '* ?"'?»- A <1 A TF «r . <fl (a Pickering Hotel! MRS. R. PICKERING, Proprietor. Rates $2.00 per day. Steam heated brick building, newly built and furnished. Special attention given to the travelling public. First Class Bar in Connection. 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