WIBAUX, DAWSON COUNTY, MONTANA, THURSDAY AUGUST 13, 1908 / NUMBER 31
Train No. 2 Ditched 17
Miles West of Here.
Five people are killed, live seri
iously injured and twenty or thirty
slightly injured as a result of the
accident that befell the Northern
Pacific train No. 2 seventeen miles
west of here on Monday evening
at about six o'clock. The accident
was caused by a burned bridge
which was unfortunately located
just around a sharp bend in the
road where it could not be seen by
the engineer. The span of the
bridge was about 100 feet and the
impetus of the train was so great
that the engine was carried right
into the middle of the creek where
it landed right side up. The next
car landed crosswise of the engine,
the next one crosswise of that and
the next was precipitated against
the opposite bank of the creek,
while the fourth car did not leave
the track although the front trucks
were suspended over the chasm.
The Misses Barnes of this place,
were in this car but escaped uuin
jured. The cars that went into
the ditch were badly demolished
and it is considered almost miracu
lous that the number of killed and
injured was not greater..
There were eight hoboes stealing
a ride on and under the tender of
the engine and three of these were
killed; the fireman, B. A, Math
ews, was also killed outright, and
the engineer, C. D. Litch, was
seriously injured 'but is expected
to recover, while the express mes
senger, J. C. Wilson, was burned
so badly that he died before morn
ing. Only one passenger was in
jured seriously enough so that his
life is in jeopardy and it is thought
that even he may recover.
The trains from both east and
west ran as far as the wreck and
transferred the passengers there
for a couple of days until the de
bris was cleared away and another
bridge erected, but all trains are
now running again as usual.
It seems like a hardship to have
an examination at the opening of
school; but, in order to classify
new pupils aud give those who
failed in the spring examination a
chance to redeem themselves, it
becomes necessary. This exami
nation will be held in the school
house, Monday, September 7, be
ginning at 1 -.30 p. m.
Any new pupils should report at
this time and present their cards
or recommendations from other
schools; otherwise you must take
the examination before entering
any grade except the first. Al
so those who are conditioned
must stand their examinations be
fore going on with the regular
The trustees have decided on
Mon., Sept. 7th, for the beginning
of the school session 1908—09.
As Monday is Labor Day—a le
gal holiday— school will open on
Tuesday, Sept. 8.
I trust that each one will make
special effort to be enrolled the
fin t day, as well as the last, for
the first ai.d last days of a school
term are two of the important ones.
Listen fer the bell.
F. P. Bajbd, Pbin.
Hand in your news items.
Of Cattle and Sheep Shipped From
Here to Chicago Market
The first live stock shipment of
the season was made from here
last Saturday and it consisted of
thirty-four cars of Montana-Dako
ta range fattened "market top
pers. ' '
Following is a list showing the
number of cars that each man
John Donthit, cattle 2 cars.
John Leakey, cattle 4 "
C. B. Calvin, cattle 2 "
Scott Gore, cattle 1 "
Frank Keene, cattle 1 "
L. F. Crawford, cattle 15 "
Rife Bros., sheep • 9 "
Total 34 cars.
At South St. Paul..~Receipts
Rather Light but Pri
South St. Paul, August 11.—
Cattle receipts were estimated at
700 cattle and 400 calves. Last
Tuesday's run was 2,512 cattle and
467 calves and a year ago today
the supply totaled 839 cattle and
There was rather a light supply
of killing cattle on hand today, the
scarcity in numbers not being
compensated for by any change in
quality. The bulk of the run wris
on the common order as usual and
buyers had a hard j time finding
stuff of good quality.
The demand continued good to
day from all sources but there was
not enough stuff to go around.
The market had a strong tone and
salesmen generally noted an ad
vance from the low 7 time last week,
at the current quotation prices be
ing on a 10 to 15 cent higher level
than the period mentioned, on
butcher stock and steers, w 7 ith
brills unchanged from the decline
The supply of calves was rather
light and quality fair. Demand
continues good and prices are fully
maintained, the practical top be
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Steers, fair to good, ... [email protected]
Cows-heifers, good to ch [email protected]
Cows-heifers, fair-good [email protected]
Grass fed [email protected]
Grass fed cows—
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BOLD BAD v BOES
Broke Into the W. A. Orgain
Co's. Store and Several
Box Cars Last Night
Hoboes were busy in town last
night and in the course of their ex
plorations got into the W. A. Or
•gain Co's, store by breaking small
holes in the glass of one of the side
windows at the point where the
spring catches hold it, and thus
raising the window. They soon
awakened RexCliappel who sleeps
there and by the time he had got
up to investigate, had made good
their escape and did it so noise
lessly that Rex was not really sure
that there had been anybody in
there so he went back to bed but.
the next morning unmistakeable
Have Cone to American
Lake, Wash. Squad
The Wibaux squad Company I,
Montana National Guard' left here
on No. 5 last Friday and joined the
balance of the Company at Glen
dive, where they went into camp
for four days before starting for
American Lake. The members of
the squad from here are Wm. A.
Bell, Corporal; Frank Squire, Wm.
Rucker, Jonas Gertenson and Dia
There were sixty men in camp
in Glendive and the regular pro
gram or routine was gone through
with each day, including morning
and afternoon guard mounts,
practice marches and a final dress
parade, with the band before the
start was made westward. In every
way a model, regulation camp was
maintained, so that the local mili
tiamen resume the habit of military
discipline before they get to Amer
According to guard orders issued
by Adjt. Gen. A. M. Alderson, all
companies in the state must leave
their respective towns early enough
to reach Helena, on August 13, ex
cept Company H. from Kalispell
which will go west over the Great
Northern and join the other com
panies at Spokane. The general
qrders specify the date and time
for each company to leave for the
journey to Helena. The troops
will moblize there on the thirteenth
by noon of that day and on the fol
lowing day the six companies, with
the regimental band of Billings,
will leave for American Lake.
The soldiers will wear their olive
drab uniforms, and the kakhi uni
forms will be packed and taken
along to be worn in camp during
the maneuvers. The adjt. gen,,
surgeon gen., quarter-master gen.
and judge advocate gen. have been
ordered out with the regiment,
which will be commanded by Coh
onel Reiff of Virginia City.
In General Orders No, 13 an
interesting clause appears which
reads : "Men who have been enlist
ed since July 20, will not be taken
to the maneuvers, it being neces
sary that the men have a thorough
understanding of their work, aud it
would not be possible for men to
acquire such understanding in such
short time as there is between the
20tli day of July and the date of
departure. The attention of this
department has been invited to the
fact that it has been the custom to
bring men as substitute in the past.
This will not be tolerated and none
but those actually members of the
National Guard of Montana will
traces of them were found but if
they took any thing it was very
little, as near as we can learn.
Had Rex given them a little more
time, however, they would doubt
less have accomplished their pur
Four or five box care were also
broken into but Agent Horton
checked them , over this morning
and found everything inta.pt with
the exception that a trunk in one
had been broken open, but as it
contained nothing of value, no
thing was taken. Tlie thieves
were evidently looking for valu
ables and, not finding them, de
cided to make themselves scarce,
as Deputy Sheriff /Wynn has thus
far today found no trace of them.
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