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Would Take Election Of
School Officials and
judges from parties
Helena, Feb. 8.—Among the
most important features of the leg
islature today was a bill introduced
by Harbert, which would take the
selection of school and judicial
officials from the political parties,
the names be ; ng placed in separate
columns, with no means of tailing
to which party they belong.
Another investigation has been
called for, a resolution having been
offered by Hanifan of Granite cal
ling for an investigation of the re
form sch »ol at Miles City.
Another measure, introduced by
Representative Maxwell, would
make it possible of the voters of the
state to vote by means of a letter.
MacGinnis introduced eigh
measures, seven of them dealing
with the banking laws of the state.
The committee o) public morals
made a favorable report on the bill,
which, if enacted, will prevent Jhe
sale of liquor to habitual drunkards.
Hayes introduced a new employ
ers' liability act.
Among the important actions of
the senate was a bill providing for
the guarantee of bank deposits.
Mitchell's anti-cigarette bill pas
sed by a vote of tb 6, and now is
up to the senate.
MacGinniss (Silver Bow) was the
only one who arose to explain his
"I apply the French definition
of liberty, that "My rights begin
where yours leave off," in this in
stance." he said. "I don't smoke
cigarettes, but I don't think the
author of this bill should introduce
a bill to govern himself; I vote No."
The following senate measures
were read in the house for the third
ti e and placed on final passage:
No. 46, by Tooley —Relating to
insurance companies doing business
in Montana. Rereferred to general
orders.^ .
No. 47, by Tooley—-prohibiting
discrimination by insurance com
Passed* , , r . ...
No. 42, by McCarthy—Relating
to farmers' institutes. Passed.
HOUSE ftlYrtiff" PASSED.
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Our Facilities and Connections are Such as Enable
us to Give out 4 careful Attention to both
Small and Large Accounts,
Come in and See Us.
The following house bills were
No. 58, by Cummings (Choloau)
Rclatiug to the Soldiers' home.
No. 71, by Warren (Jefferson)—
By request, concerning the hours
of labor in all state institutions.
No. 93, by Gray (Cascade)—Re
lating to the power of corporations
to change their corporate name.
Not 95, by Clayberg (Lewis and
Clark)—Providing when attach
ments may issue.
No. 105, by Kilgallon (Silver
Bow)—Appropriating $2,500 for
the stocking of a bison range in
Montana. ,
No. 123, by Kelsey (Custer)—
Providing for a record of horses ami
other livestock sold in public mar
Frank Cannon Is Now Head
Of Missoula Bank.
The following article concerning
Mr. Cannon, a former resident of
Wibaux, is taken from the Daily
Missoulian, and will undoubtedly
prove of interest to his many Wi
baux friends.
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Missoula Trust aud
Security bank has led to a change
in the presidency of that institution,
F. t>. Whistler retiring end Frank
Cannon succeeding him as the ex
ecutive head of the , organization
John W. Hioklin has hpen re-qlect
ed cashier and Dr. G. T. McCul
lough succeeds himself as vice
president, There is no change in
the directorate rff the bank;, the
two members whose terms expired
having beep retained by the stock
holders. Mr. Cannop, the new
president, ha« made many business
and personal friends siuce he came
to the city from eastern Montana,
where he had been closely identi
fied with the stock and banking in
terests of Glendive. He spent
some time in Missoula before de
ciding to locate here; when be had
thoroughly investigated local con
ditions, he purchased an interest
in the bank of which he is now
the president, and at once arranged
to close up his affairs in Dawson
county. Since coming h n re with
his family, Mr. Cannon has been
actively connected with thu busi
ness management of the institu
tion and his election to the p'esi
deucy is a natural sequence. Cash
ier Hicklin, who ia,-re-elected, is
one of the popular men of the city
and will .be warmly congratulated
by his friends; he is in every way
entitled to the recognition.
Another Business Enter
prise will soon be Es
tablished Here.
That Wibaux is sure to take a
big boom will be in evidence here
in the early spring when a number
of substantial 1 usiness enterprises
will be established.
i he latest proposition to receive
considerable attention is that of a
flour mill, and every effort is being
made, to secure this necessary in
dustry, by the business men of
the town.
Wibaux has always been sup
ported by a live set of business
men, and, this week, a bomb was
thrown in their midst, which creat
ed an Mven greater ambition, with
the result that movements have
been made in different directions
to bring our town to the front.
A good flour mill would mean
much to the town, and there is
hardly a question but that we will
have one—in fact it is as sure to
come as the new' opera house, and
that is a "cinch".
Outside parties are negotiating
with our townspeople with a view
to erect such a plant here, and,
while their negotiations have not
advanced to suck a point as topos
tively warrant their coming. It is
strcngly believed that their plans
will materialise, as present indica
tions point to a very substantial
support for a mill here.
Sentinel Butte Talent Show
to Large House Friday.
In persenting the four-act com
edy, "A Cheerful Liar," in the
had here on Friday evening the
Sentinel Butte Comedy Co., which
was composed entirely of Sentinel
Butte talent, was greeted by a very
large house—in fact the hall was
packed to its limited capacity—and
all in attendance seemed very
favorably impressed with the play.
The troop was composed of eight
characters in all, and each one
performed their part in a manner
that reflected much credit upon
them. A dance was given after
the show, for which the Sentinel
Butte orchestra furnished most
excellent music.^and. ft.jarge num -
ber of those in attendance at the
show remained to enjoy the chute*'.
The troop went to Beach on the
following day, where they played
that night. The cast of characters
in the play a~e identified as follows:
"ACheerful Liar," J. L. Hutchins
Randolph Dearborn, J, B, Linger
"Rev." Stiggins, "Tommy"
Gen. Boomer, Geo. McCloskey
Guy McGuffin, "Banty"
Flora Boomer, Mrs. J. L. Hutchins
Birdie Sweetlove,
Mrs. Chas. McCloskey
Lucretia Spriggius,
Char.. McCloskey
The London wool auction sales
closed February 6, when a good
selection of between three and four
million pounds was purchased for
American markets at prices about
the ittriie as those of last week,
Th a average prrice paid by Ameri
cans being from 27 @ 33c for fiqe
Geelongs and from 22 @ 27c for
Shearing is now on in full blast
in Arizona, with the aveiagc sales
steady at 19@21c.
In the Boston wool market there
is reported to be a good demand,
with sales about as large as stocks
will permit. Mo t interest is m
imported stock, as desirable do
mestic is scarce. The market is
firm and full prices are being rea
lized, but the upward tendency is
checked, buyers resisting attempts
to secure further advances. It is
estimated thatabou» 30,000,000 tbs
territory wool has been contracted
in advance of shearing and that a
third of the clips will be under
contract by the time for shearing
to commence in the most im}>ortaut
sections. The season in Australia
and New Zealand is practi ally
Another Is Fatally Injured In
Explosion at Cov. Bitch.
Foreman James Donaldson of
the government works at the head
rates of the Lower Yellowston°
Project, was blown to pieces yes
terday morning by a dynamite ex
plosion, and W. M. Kissner, a la
borer, was so severly injured that
he is not expected to live. The
explosion occurred at the stone
quarry one mile from the main
camp, and resulted from thawing
dynamite at a Are, when by some
means a stick of the dynamite be
'an burning, aud Donaldson and
Kissner both started to pick up the
burning stick from tfie pile on
nT hich it was lying, and as Donald
son grasped the burning stick, the
explosion occurred, tearing his
face into shreds, and one leg and
an arm being torn from thf* body.
Kissner, who was further away than
Donaidsou, was struck by a piece
of flying rock and had his collar
bone fractured and a hole driven
into his left lung. Dr. Donahue
was summoned by telephone and
prepared Kissner for removal to
Grace Hospital. The explosion
was heard for several miles and is
the first accident of the kind to oc
cur on the ditch since construction
began. Donaldson was well liked
by the men in the various camps
in which he worked for the past
two years, is unmarried and is in
his forty-third year. He has a
brother living at Kdgewocd, 111.,
who has been notified of bis death,
and arrangments for the funeral
will be made aftet Coroner Neil
Stewart holds an inquest.—Glen
dive Independent.
Henry Dlcrv
E. 8* Herrick
The Dawson County Bank
Responsibility $200,000.
We Solicit Your Business and shall give it our Prompt
and Careful Aattention We offer Every Facility of a
Q. A. Banker
Dawson County Bank
Will Be Converted
Into A National
What has long been known as
the Dawson County Bank of Wi
baux, which was first organized by
Messrs. W. A. Orgain and J. B.
Lawlis, in the year of 1901, is soon
to reorganize with a capital st^cfc
of $40,000, practically all of which
is now being subsqribed.
Jnst how soon the bank will as
sume its new name and manage
ment has not been determined at
this time. However, its chief pro
motion is being made by one of
mr most enterprising citizens, in
the person of Henry Mullendore,
and it is quite generally understood
that immediate steps will he taken
to perfect the organization, and
•pen up under tne new regulations.
In taking out a bank charter
under the National banking laws
the new institution will then be
under the direct supervision of
Uncle Sam and the Comptroller of
currency, as all national banks arc;,
and with the practical business
men who are back of the institu
tion we predict it a "winner" from
the start.
In reply to an inquiry, for the
names of all who are interested in
tne proposed bank Mr. Mullendore
informed ns that at this time it was
impossible to give out the*'names
of the different stockholders, as
that part of it had not been fully
This bank first opeded for busi
ness in the year of 1901, and was
run for oeveral years, with Mr.
Orgain as its chief executive, when
it was purchased by the Freeman
brotuers, who, on September 23rd.,
1907, tiansferred their interests to
the Exchange Bank of Glendive.
Party Of Four Couples Entertain
Many Friends In Hall Hera.
The event of the season, for the
married portion of Wibaux society,
occurred at the Odd Fellows ball,
Wednesday evening where upon
the invitation of Mr. and Mrs.
Robt. Anderson, Mr. ana Mrs. L.
G. Parsons and Mr. and Mrs. F.
J. Stipek, guests to the number cl
(Concluded eft «igbth pace.)

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