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Unaltcr IT. Shear, jpuouau... lobn 1H. 'Kane, manager } Published every Thursday Wibaux, Montana. at Entered at the postoffice at Wi baux, Montana, as second class mail matter. ADVERTISING RATES: Display, per inch per week $ .20 Locals, per line per week .10 SUBSCRIPTION rates: One year $ 1.50 Six months ■Three months We all shall make mistakes this year just as we have in form , er years, even if we have made any number of geod New Year resolutions. Ought we to say that the making of those resolu tions was a failure? Not at all. Resolutions honestly made and honest efforts put forth to live up <to them will bless our life, and whatever our failures may be ■they will not be as great or as numerous as would be the case if no resolutions had been made. What is needed is to push for ward right manfully, and instead of being dishartened by occasion al relapses learn wisdom and de termination from them that the future may be marked by fewer failures. cn 1.00 .501 DO NOT fail to note our an nouncement concerning the new postal ruling, on the first page. This ruling must positively be ad hered to by publishers, or the paper will be excluded from the second class mailings—and that is something that no publisher can afford to have happen to his paper. So bear in mind that if your subscription is more than a year in arrears we will be com pelled to stop the paper. A reas sonable length of time has been allowed publishers in which to comply with this ruling and we are giving our subscribers this notice in order to give them bene fit of the same length of time. In this opening year it is well to remember that some people do not live long enough while some! >©•< 1 m. 1 H. Bram. IS *3000000® sailor . DICKINSON, N. D. CLOT if ES THAT FIT, WEAR AND SATISFY THAT'S THE KIND BRAM MAKES My shop is in Dickinson hut whenever you want a Suit of the kind mentioned above let me know and I will arrange to see you. I do cleaning, repairing and pressing and my nrices are right, and my work a little better than the average. On jobs of this kind amounting to $3. I pay express one way. * Is the proper route to all points East and South east and the scenic highway to North Pacific Coast points and California. When you are planning your trip, confer with our agent at your home station and he will explain our through ser vice and render you all the assistance possible. | THE NORTHERN PACIFIC " RAILWAY. Offers through service, elegant equipment, every modern convenience, speedy trains, and courteous treatment. Call on or write to Local Agent. B. 15+1. Clelamt, General passenger Bgent, St. Paul, Iffjtrmesota. Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exp. 1909 W .iU.. man's hi' dp urea, deeds arc evil, and a is oy '■is that life is to be mens ,'un his life is lo long' how - 1 ever short it may be reckoned by years. But if his deeds are good j he does not live long enough even though he should reach a century of earthly existence. With the influence of the allied printing trades operating in con junction with that of the publish ers. me end of the paper trust ought to be in sight. It is one of the most hurtful trusts we have, for in artifically raising the cost of paper it arbitrarily increases the expenses of book and news paper publishers, checks the spread of knowledge and deprives many of helpful reading matter. G6e Grain Market. Following are the market prices which prevail at the Wibaux ele vator until further notice: No. 1 Northern wheat, $ .97 No. 2 -94 No. 1 Macaroni wheat, .87 No. 2 .80 No. 1 Flax, $1.05. Oats, .00 Macironi feed, .70. Barley .71 . Rams For Sale. 800 head of half-blood Cots-! wold yearlings, 100 head of half blood Cotswold two-year-olds and 300 head of heavy shearing large frame, fine wools. Lindsay & Carson. Office over post-office, Glendive. Mont. Strayed. Three mares: two bays and one gray; weight about 950 pounds each; branded Wibaux. on left flank and HjSfH on HI left shuolder I will pay $ 15.00 reward 1 for information leading to their j recovery. W. H. Melvin, Beach, N. D. LOUIE FONG First Class Restaurant and Short Order Chop House Regular Meals and Short Order Lunches at any hour of the day. Montana. ;i< nKnis wastage during* the African war. owing to tin ber of men who lacked t , . eeth to masticate ordinary rood, South * num ufficient am l to the same cause is due a large proportion, if not the ma jority. of the rejections of other wise suitable army recruits at the present time. Long Winded Clock. Dr. T. if. Larson at Cushing, being atilicted with lapses of memorv which mode him forget to wind the clock, purchased a timepiece guaranteed to keep lime for 400 days on one wind ing He purchased and wound the clock Dec. 8. 1905. and it ran without winding until June 17 1907, a period of 554 days twelve hours. and South indig Asleep. The president of the American republic spoke nantly. "This lack of intros* in public affairs is indeed," he cried, ''de plorable. \\ hy— ' His fist fell with a crash upon the board. **-It is most improbable, but I have been shot at only thrice in the last week." Appreciative but Not Interested. 'T must say," remarked Farmer Corntossel, "that the Congres sional Record is the paper for me." "You enjoy reading it?" "No; I can't say as I do. But I like the way it's edited. Rather than fill up with divorce suits an' murder trials, it suspends publica tion altogether." Correctly Areued. Mrs. McDuff—This paper says that mice are attracted bv music, but I don't believe it. McDuff—Why not? Mrs. McDuff—Because I never sec any mice around when T ~ 1 -- the piano. McDuff AYell, that's no rea 1 son f or doubting the paper's state^ j merit, Ill-Health. There is a great deal of ill health which deserves not sym pathv or pity, but criticism and condemnation, and a worship of good health, including works as well as faith, might with advan tage he made a feature of the na tional religion. The Ocean Roared. "This breeze." said John, "is somewhat faulty. It makes my mustache taste quite salty." With smile demure, said pretty Sue: "Yes, doesn't it! T thought so, too." Has the Symptoms. "I've just read Pillikins' last novel.' "How did you like it?" "It seems to be a mass of mean ingless phrases." "Yes, they say he's going to be come a great author like Ibsen." At the Academy. Kathleen—Well, mother, do you think it a success? Is the painting like me? Mother—Yes. the portrait is excellent; but 110 one would think that dress cost poor father fiftv guineas. Apropos of Nothing. "Your wife used to like to sing and she played the piano a lot. Now we don't hear her at all. How's that ?' "She hasn't the time. We have two children." At the Boarding House Table. Guest (to his neighbor, who has taken almost all the asparagus in the dish)—Here, 1 like asparagus, too! Neighbor—Not as much as I do! Eagles Fly High. The eagle sometimes soars to the height of 50,000 feet. One of these birds has been known to rise from the ground and disappear from view overhead within three minutes. The Worst Over, Bridesmaid—Don't you feel very nervous, now your wedding day is drawing so near? Bride-Elect—No. not nearly so nervous as 1 felt when I hadn't in prospect. A Word in Itself. Savants are discussing the his tory of kisses, as though each did not have a historv of its own. VAST DEBT OF THE CITIES. Municipal Obligations Greater Ti.'.n Those of Government and States. The municipal debts of the country arc, approximately. $1,6000,000,000—a sum larger than is owed by the federal fiovernment and all the state govern Illon t s . of the total it is worth while to note New York contributes, when all sinking fund deductions are made, about one-fourth. The increasing habit of American cities to mortgage the future is one of the marked governmental tendencies of the times. Although a marked im provement lias taken place in the quantity of municipal government, whatever the other good faults, there Is seemingly no disposition to lessen the publi; burden. The theory seem ingly is that municipal resources are practically unlimited. For a public Servant to have prejudice against debt creation is considered proof that he is an old fogy. The greater part of s»'.ty debts repre sent money put ir. 1 codings, streets, parks, etc., and no small part to meet administrative dofv.ts. In view of the size of these debts and the little the public has received from their creation there can not be kept back a feeling of gratitude that the prudence of the last generation put into state constitu tions clauses limiting debt creation. Except for these clauses there is rea son to fear, with extravagance and recklessness in the air as it is now, municipal indebtedness would increase much more than $100,000,000 a year. How the Hippo Sweats Blood, At times the hippopotamus exudes what has been described as a "bloody sweat," Microscopically examined the exudation is found to consist of a great numbe, of minute colorless bod ies, resembling the colorless corpus cles of the blood, and a smaller num ber of pink-coWed bodies made up of some crystailiaf substance forming clusters of rodelike and trisdite form. These, becoming dissolved, give the surrounding livid medium a deeper pink color than that observable before dissolution took place. Eoth the col ored and colorless matter appear to be exuded by special pores in the skin which display activity only im mediately after the creature has left the water. Money in Tasmania Orchards. Apples grown in Tasmania, south of Australia, are shipped 11,000 miles to British markets, and yet they pay so well that Tasmania apple orchards have sold as high as $1,100 an acre. Five hundred dollars an acre is a mod erate valuation. Bricks Look Like Embroidery. There is a modern chateau in Nor mandy. France, which is constructed in such a way that the brick work re sembles intricate embroidery. #/// Wibaux Lodge No. 5854 Regular meeting, first and third Saturday of each month. S. H. Stambaugh, Ven. Counsel R. Anderson, Clerk NOTICE FOl! fUHLK'ATION Department of the Interior, Land Office at Miles City, Montana, Dec. 27, J DOT. Notice is hereby givc-u that Charley S. Willard of Wibaux. Montana, lms filed lattice of bis intention to make filial commutation proof in support of bis claim, viz.: Homestead Entry No. 3731 made Dec. 10, 1W!(!, for the Southwest quarter (S.W. l .*> of lection 8, Township 13 N., Kance M* K., and that said proof will be marie before Register & Receiver at Miles City, Mont., on February 10. 1908. He names the following witnesses to prove bis continuous residence upon and cultivation of the land, viz: John Douthit. Gene Douthit, Jay A. Barrett and Jerome Wolfe, all of Wibaux. Mont. A. K1KCHKK, Register NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION. Department of the Interior, Land Office at Miles City. Montana, Nov. 20, 1907. Notice is hereby Riven that the following-named settler has tiled notice of her intention to make commuted proof in support of her claim, and that said proof will be made before E. E. Jordan, U. S Commissioner, at Wibaux. Montana, on January 6th. 1908, viz: Kate Julia Peek. Beach. N. D.. II E. No. 3024. made Jan. 6, 1906, for the NE or.. Sec 34. Tp- 14-N. R. 60-E. She names the following: witnesses to prove her continuous residence upon and cultivation of said land, viz: Frank Emerson, J. W. Kendal), F. E. Near ard W. A. Yeung:, all of Beach. N. D. A. Kircher, Register. PATTERSON & KINNEY WIPAUX, MONTANA Range head o f Boxelder creek. Cattle branded on either side as jgjflHBffiH shown in cut, horses same. Other brands and U ip both on right side. H. D. DENNIS Wibaux, Montana. Range head of big Beav er. Cattle SR-t ^ j, ' branded as sho w n 1 cut. Horses • same on brand. T shr'iLV *-f it ■ » ■ m A Happy an d Pros pe rous —i — ■IH—IIWil'llfitllliHHilill —IIII— illipi—■ 11 nil Ih 1 H—I'MII NEW YEAR To AH Our Friends and Customers. We t^ke this opportunity of extending our thanks for all favors shown us during the past year. During 1908 we will exercise every possible effort to serve you better than ever before, and upon this principle we solicit your continued patronage. Very Truly Yours, &>e WIBAUX MERCANTILE CO. CHARLES GERTENSON GENERAL MERCHANDISES © 0 0 » ® e 0 © Come in and see our line of McKibbin's fur coats, Sheep lined coats. Fur and Cloth Caps, Mittens and Gloves. F. A. PATRICK'S line of All wool Sweaters, Socks, heavy underwear, wool and cot ton Blankets. Quilts and Feather Pillows. We also have a big line-of warm footwear, German socks, Pure Gum American brand overshoes, in one or four buckle style. Wibaux, >0000 MJ0SI Montana. • >©00^000000000 100©©©® © 0 ©«©ffi 0 ©»©< 3 «s® 0000000® 0000000000 A bargain! Is f\ol a matter of the Price, but • PURELY A QUESTION OF VALUE RECEIVED Cheap Cloihes have little or no value— Good clothes are the only kind worth having—because you get a .defiinate re-' turn on your investment. If you want r to be SURE that you get good clothes, isn't it just as important to be particular about WHERE you get them. CALL AND SEE US. : me W. A. ORGAIN COMPANY, 0 ! Wibaux, Montana. I 0 7 ® • » • ••••0®0®»€-©®®®0®©»?>®S®®«®0®»©0®©«©©O©0*® C. H. HALL, Preston, Mont. Cattle branded as shown in cut. Horses branded 1-R 7 on loft 'zmh shoulder, range Little cannon Ball 30 miles south of Wibaux. GEORGE LEONHARD New Salem, No. Dak. Horses branded s shown in cut. Cattle same on ght or left hip. Range Beaver Gfae E slier prise Furniture Company Only up-to-date Furniture Store in Eastern Montana. Finest China Closets, and Buffets; Dressers, Chiffon iers, and everything for the home. Standard Rotary Sewing Machines, to ''two in one," Lock and Chain Stitch. Glendi'/e, Montana.