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llistortra 1 Society of F/!ontana. VOLUME 3 »2- ^2. *7 ^ WIBAUX, DAWSON COUNTY, MONTANA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 1910 NUMBER 52 m HOME INDU& TRYFAVORED Montana Granite will be Used in Wings to the Capitol At the special session of the Legislature held at the state capi tol last week, for the purpose of deciding on the material to be used in the construction of the new wings to the capitol building, it was decided that they should be built from Montana granite. On the evening of December 30, at 6 o'clock the Senate passed the meas ure by a vote of 13 to 8, and 40 minutes later the bill was adopted by t he House By a vote of 50 to 2. Governor Norris approved and signed the trill the same evening. The bill, as passed, increased the appropriation $150,000 to pro vide for the additional cost of the Montana granite, and specifies that "Treasure State" stone shall be used. This makes the total appro priation for tiie wings of the build ing $650,000 The bill passed carries this con tingency: "that if suitable granite building stone can not be obtained at a price which will insure the completion of said wings within the amount of such additional bond issue," the extra $150,000 is not to be used and the wings are to be constructed of Bedford limestone under the terms of the existing contract. The republican Senate, ham mered and stormed at by public opinion, which hourly grew and insistently demanded that Mon tana material be used, weakened and passed the bill by a vote of 13 to 8. It was then transmitted to the House, which rushed it through, and within 55 minutes from the time when it was received it. had been sent back to the Sen ate, concurred in. The vote was 50 for concurrence, 2 against, and 19 absent. At 7:23 the enrolled bill was delivered to Governor Norris in his office by Senator Mc Cone, chairman of the enrollment committee. Governor Norris took the bill and after spending a few minutes in carefully going over its provisions approved it at 7:35. House Bill No. 1, by Kilgallon, appropriating the sum of $8,000 in all to the Publicity Department of the Bureau of Agriculture and La bor, was also passed by both Have You Read Our Statement? On the strength of which we respectfully solicit your business REPORT OF CONDITION NOVEMBER 16, 1909 RESOURCES Loans and Discounts.........$155,497.58 U. S. Bonds............. 6,250.00 Bonds and Securities......... 9,081.43 Real Estate................ 17,024.11 CASH................. $100,470.12 Totat...................$288,323.24 LIABILITIES Capital.....................$ 25,000.00 Surplus..................... 8,500.00 Undivided Profits............ 5,767.48 Circulation.................. 6,250.00 DEPOSITS............ $242,805.76 Total................. $288,323.24 First National Bank of Wibaux, Montana branches of th u Legislature and approved by the Governor. As this completed the work for which the special session was con vened, both houses adjourned sine die. Little Carolyn Hutchins is under the doctor's care this week, suffer ing from a severe scald on her leg, having had the misfortune to have a kettle of boiling water upset over her on Wednesday. The scald ex tends from the knee to the toes of her right foot, and in many places the burn is so severe that both the outer skin and cutis are affected. At this writing the injured member is doing as well as can be expected, and if inflamation does not set in, no serious results are anticipated. THROUGH SER VICE BLOCKED According to the recent reports from the central part of the state the railroads are experiencing con siderable difficulty to keep up their scheduled passenger traffic, this be ing especially true of the through service. The Pioneer was last ev ening informed by our night oper ator that for the past two or three days no trains on this system have been able to move west of Living ston, and that last night's No. 3 was blocked for an indefinite time at Billings, their failure being due to heavy snow. This immediate vicinity has also been visited by heavy snowfalls for the past week, but as yet with no serious results, either for the stock men or railroads, and under pres ent indications no unfavorable con ditions are anticipated. While on the other hand, the excessive snow is really a pleasing feature to the farmer rather than a detriment. Read the ads in this issue. Mrs. E. B. Clark, of Miles City, was the guest of her cousin, Mr. Geo. W. James, a d family during the holidays, returning on Sunday evening. Att'y G. H. Purchase was a call er from Beach on Wednesday. Dr. aud Mrs. O. R. Niece re turned to the city on Wednesday evening from Chicago and other points in Illinois, where they had gone on their wedding tour. Short ly after their arrival here the newly wedded couple were greeted by the usual charivari, and—well, the last time we saw' the doctor he w r as still "buying." Atmospheric Intrigue Lucile Ahrens, in dripping rain coat, her bright hair clinging in damp ringlets under the dark blue veil thrown back carelessly from her face, stood at the news counter of a Subway station. The place was quite deserted. Even the frowsy woman in gray sweater, who presided at the news 6tand, had for the moment disap peared. Lucile laid down one gay backed magazine and picked up an other, wishing that a train would come along, when a young man of vigorous physique, and tastefully Rpparelcd, walked toward her with determined strides. "Can I get an evening paper here?" was the man's salutation. The accent was unmistakably Eng lish. Lucile understood. The at tendant was still absent. With mod estly lowered eyes and unchanged countenance she sought the desired sheet. But the Englishman slipped it out from under a fan of papers. With a dignified "Thank you," he stuck the paper under his arm, throwing down a dime. At the contingency of making change for a dime Lucile could hard ly conserve her blankness of counte nance. She turned half aw T ay from her customer, -who staid waiting as she took out her little purse with its silver monogram. There were no pennies. This was an emergency. Should she run, or remain and bicker with her cus tomer to take a nickel's worth of pa pers in default of change? But worse yet—the frowsy woman came shuffling back, and before Lu cile or the man had time for another maneuver she had spotted the dime and was counting out the change. The rich color of the man's cheeks suddenly dissolved and suffused his whole face; he looked full at Lucile with blue eyes that Avere half an noyed, half beseeching. "I beg your par—" he began. But Lucile flashed him one glance and fled—fled before her amusement could give vent to itself. The local was just pulling in. Lu cile ran for the head car and took a front seat. No one should witness her mirth. "Why am I always such a fool on a rainy day?" she asked herself as she pressed her face against the win dow and laughed at the stone wall of the tunnel. "But he has good eyes, though—what a chump he was I" Lucile's race with time, dressing fot^A )per, increased her animation. S kolmnof . ■almost bubbling over as she ;cluded on last page.) \ W. C. Ripley and three other Yates people, who had been down the line east to spend New Years, were 'enforced visitors^in this city on Monday, No. 7 having , "passed up" Yates on Sunday evening, and what made matters more pleasant for them No. 8 was about five hours behind schedule on Monday. M. J. Ryan and wife attended a New Years celebration at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Nolle, east of the city. The entire neighborhooclwas invited and turned out en masse. Dancing was the order of the day (and evening), and we are informed that it was continued until near "sun up" January 2nd, before the merry-makers called a halt and re paired to their several homes. PLUS VALUE OF ADVERTISING Dump out a can of Royal bak ing powder, put it in a can with an unknown name and you can hard ly sell it at any price. The powder is just the same. The additional value is in the name. Mennen's estate was offered one million dollars for the name "Men nen's Talcum Powder" and the use of his picture. There is no secret in the powder. Any good chemist can duplicate it. Without doubt, to discontinue advertising either of these products for one year would seriously im pair their trade value, possibly dis troy it entirely. The same rule governs the ad vertising of retail stores. Floating trade—from the sidewalk will al ways amount to something, but only continuous business from peo ple who otherwise would never know of your existance. Deputy (Sheriff Wynn made a trip to Yates the first of the week. We did not learn whether it was on official business, or if he is instruct ing the Yates Athletic Club in the art of scientific wrestling. General banking business trans acted on safe and conservative 'ines at tlie Bank of Yates. Miss Chessman, of Beach, was the guest of friends in the city the latter part of last week, and also attended the dance on New Year's Eve. Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Daley, who reside eight miles down the river, are rejoicing over the arrival of a bouncing baby girl—born Sunday, January 2. ■ ^ FIRST STATE BANK f WIBAUX, MONTANA CAPITAL STOCK, $40,000.00 OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS: C. A. BANKER, Praaidant AL. DAVIS, Vlca-Prssldant R. B. CHAPPELL, Caahlsr A. C. Parsons Frank Payna H. Mullendore 8. P. Rlfa ABSOLUTE SECURITY and a CAREFUL MAN AGEMENT OF YOUR BANKING BUSI ____NESS IS ASSURED____ WHY NOT 00 YOUR. BANK ING BUSINESS WITH US. RELIEF FOR ENTRYMEN Bill will be Introduced to Grant a Leave of Absence Washington, D. C., Jan. 1.—On account of the unusually severe winter weather which has prevailed throughout the west for the past month, preventing settlers from making residence upon land entries and preventing them from making a living upon lands upon which residence has been established, an effort will be made when Congress reconvenes to have legislation en acted which will relieve the situa tion. Representative Martin, of South Dakota, who has introduced a bill to grant homestead entrymen a leave of absence from their claims during the winter months, will re ceive the co-operation and support of Chairman Mondell and orher members ot the House public lands committse in his efforts to secure early action. In the Senate a measure will be pushed by Senator Warren, extending for a period of three months the time within which homestead entrymen are required by law to make residence upon their entries, where the time ex pires or expired after Dec. 1, 1909. —Butte Miner. Dick Perkins was a business vis itor at Beach on Monday. Burnic A. Pay^c, of Townsend, who has been in the employ of J. Lang & Son, at Baker, for the past several months, was a welcome visitor in this city the week, while enroute home. John Stambaugh, junior member of the Wibaux Provision Co., de parted the first of the week for an extended visit with relatives and friends at his former home in Penn sylvania. A1 Davis was a passenger to the county seat on Thursday evening, where he will act as a juror at the regular term of the district court, which convenes there this week. Arthur G. Parsons departed this evening for Denver, where he will attend the annual meeting of the National Livestock Growers Asso ciation, which will be in session the first of the week. Mrs. Par sons accompanied him, and they will make quite an extended pleas ure trip before returning.