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The Wibaux Pioneer
KANE & HUTCHINS, Publishers Issued every Thurs day, and Entered in the postoffice at Wi baux, Mont., as sec ond class mail matter. Published solely in the interests of Wi baux, the Beaver val ley and the Eastern portion of Montana. i'll »» * 1 ^ * tm Advertising rates: Display, per inch, per week $ .20 Locals per line per week $. 10 Special rates on large contracts Subscription rates: One year, $1.50; Six months $1.00; Three months 50 cents. Above schedule strictlv adhered to. — — — ......... — The editor of the Pioneer while on the street today, was approached by one of our recent subscribers, who, judging from his grounds of complaint, had a grouch on bigger than a bear. He frankly informed the writer that he had failed to receive his "Pioneer," which he had subscribed for about a week ago. As the conversation progressed he also informed us of having paid in good old currency to the amount of $1.50, but that he had received no paper. Of course, when it comes to delivering the goods, we would hardly feel safe in going before a notary public and swearing ihat this particular copy of The Pioneer had reached the postoffice—neither is The Pioneer registered or in sured while in the hands of Uncle yam. But, in all probability, this man's paper went into the office and was called for by his neighbor. However, as a matter of fact, in this particular case, we are advised by one of the postal authorities that this same party's mail is called for time and again by his neighbors. It doesn't occur to us that this man ever thought of accusing his kind friend of having carried the paper to his own home by mistake—just lay all the blame on the publishers, that seemed to be the vogue. At any rate, we can hardly guarantee a safe delivery of every paper, and in this instance, we believe, it was with due consideration that this man's money was refunded—and with equally as good cheer and promptness as was it received. The attention of our readers is respectfully called to the reports of the condition of the First National and First State banks which ap pear in this issue of The Pioneer. Never before since the organization of either of the banks above referred to have they put out a better re port, and, we believe, we are safe in making the assertion that never before have they put out one showing larger footings; hence, they have enjoyed a very substantial growth during the past season. The banking institutions are the chief indexes of a town's prosperity, and that the showings made by our banks speak volumes for Wibaux goes without saying. The Pioneer is in receipt of a condensed statement of the condi tion of the Stockmen's State Bank, which was recently founded at Medora, N. D., and which began business on September 27th, last. The statement shows an excellent growth, as—after fifty days in busi ness—its deposits are $82,892.62 and its total footings $97,892 62. Harve Robinson, one of the directors of Wibaux's First Mational, is presidint of the Medora institution. "HAMLET" IN INDIA. Shakespeare Revised to Suit Babu Taste. A correspondent describes an Urdu performance of "Hamlet" and Sheridan's "Pizarro." The "Hamlet" is entitled "Khoon-i Nahak." Both tragedies undergo con siderable alteration in the process of translation; but this is made necessary, I was told, by the In dian audience's dislike of pure tragedy and love of farce. The very slight comic relief which Shakespeare provided in "Ham let"^ is replaced in "Khoon-i-Na hak" by an elaborate farcical un derplot of servant love, while a more romantic turn is given to the story by the introductin of a rival lover for Meherbanoo (Ophelia). A similar farce, also suggested by the oriental concep tion of the humors of love and marriage, has intruded itself, per haps more justifiably into the somber play of Sheridan. It is true that these innovations have little real connection with the main purpose of the play. But to a European they are very inter esting as illustrations of other sides of Indian dramatic genius. The minor female roles are per formed by boys. These particular ly interested me, for I have often wondered how the boys of the Elizabethan stage in England could be drilled into really losing their indentity in the characters they represented. But when I found myself speculating whether these were boys or girls and when I saw the thorough way in which they entered into the spirit of their roles—especially the "urch in" of Aseer-i-Hirs—I was no longer surprised that the boy actors of Shakespeare's time at one period drove their adult rivals out of popular favor. You can pay your taxes at the First National Bank of Wibaux. The Landlady's Rechoning. As the stout man whose ap petite had excited the envy of the other boarders turned to leave the parlor he looked down at his waistcoat. "I declare, I've lost two buttons off my vest," he said, ruefully. He was a new boarder, but his landlady saw no reason for further delay in showing her ban ner, watchfulness and economy for all." She gave him the bene nt of the chill gaze familiar to older boarders. I think without doubt you will *!» em k°th in the dining room," she announced clearly. The Care of Snowshoes. Snowshoes need very little care; you don't have to wipe them dry with a chamois, for instance —the prescribed treatment for skates. When taking them off merely tap them against the wall or a tree to shake free the cling ing snow and stand them up on their heels outside. Never at tempt to dry them before a fire. When they are put away for the summer select a dry place where there will be no danger of mice. that Not Too Confiding. Man—Do you believe story about her? Woman—I'd believe anything about her, unless she told it to me herself. An Ounce of Prevention. Jimmie—How did you know I was going to call? Her Little Sister—I saw Nell taking the pins out of her belt. WE Aiy^SOLE fflS WILLIAMSON IN PEN We have a large assortment to select from and at reasonable prices. Just the thing for a 'Xmas present. Call and let us show them to you. C. M. ALLEN, THE DRUGGIST, WIBAUX. MONT. A Gentleman from Carlyle, Mont. It Stepped into our store the other day and bought quite a bill of clothing and shoes. After he had paid his bill he said: "Well, I figure that I have made $25 today. I priced these goods in other stores, and I find that by buying here I have saved just that amount." Although this gentleman bought a large bill of goods, it doesn't seem possible to us that the difference in our prices and what other stores ask would amount to such a large sum. However, it proves our statement, that pays to trade at the "Model" Where all Goods are sold at Eastern Prices always Your New Suit and Overcoat are Here Ready for You « X X X X 1 I 1 i 1 s ! X X X X w i X i 1 i X t 1 X X s 8 Xf X x x x I 1 1 1 x x x x x x x x I % s x x x x 1 i 1 I % We give Coupons on the Chronicle Auto-Piano Contest Men's $15.00 Suits The Model's Eastern price to you 9.75 Men's $20.00 Suits The Model's Eastern price to you 14.75 Men's $25.00 Suits The Model's Eastern price to you 18.00 Men's $28.00 Suits The Model's Eastern price to you 20.00 Men,s $25.00 Over coats, Automobile style, fancy kerseys; The Model's Eastern price to you 18.00 Men's $22.50 Over coats, Automobile style, fancy cheviots, The Model's Eastern price to you 15.00 Men's $25.00 Fur Overcoats, Siberian bear, heavy fur coats, The Model's Eastern price to you 16.75 OVERSHOES and SHOES For tin 1 whole family at a Great Saving New store! New stock! New Location! Opposite The Dakota Lumber Office. MODEL CLOTHING & SHOE CO IBeach's JBcst Clothing and Shoe Store BEACH N. DAK. A Letter to All Dear Sir: Have you a phonograph? If not you do not realize the pleasure you are missing, for it is true that if you have an Edison machine in your home for 30 days, you would not have it taken out for $100, if could not replace it. ~ The pleasure of making your own records is worth the price of the machine. Think of listening to the voices of yuur friends that are far away. A record made by absent child ren and loved ones is beyond price. With one you may l--arn foreign languages. You may hear the latest songs, and music, and all for a few cents a day. The cost is small. We handle only the genuine Ed ison Phonograph and records. On installment plan if you wish. Machines fitted with large horns and cranes, $12.50, $25.00 and $35.00 each. Call at our store and listen to the latest improved Edison ma chines and recoids. Chas. L. Working, Wibaux, Montana. A FLYER AT ADVERTISING IN THIS PAPER IS NOT AN AEROPLANIC EXPERIMENT Our rates are right—they let people know your goods and prices are right Run a series of ads. in this paper. If results show, other conditions being equal, speak to us about a year's contract :: :: :: THAT PLAN NEVER LOST A MERCHANT ONE PENNY WOODBURN BROS. Trotters, No. Dak. Cattle brand ed as shown in cut, Range on Boise and spring creeks Horses branded on left side, thus. | ARTHUR G. PARSONS, WIBAUX, MONTANA Cattle branded as shown in cut. Range o n Smith, __________and Cotton wood creeks. Horses brand- im ed on left thigh Ium II. D. DENNIS, Wibaux, Mont. Range head of big Beav er. Cattle branded as shown in cut. Horses same on left shoulder. Other brand, T W on the left ribs. I now have the en tire Brand as shown in cut. For that awful cough—W. H. Barker's cough remedy will cute you. C. M, Allen.