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VOLUME 5 WIBAUX, DAWSON COUNTY, MONTANA, THURSDAY. JANUARY 20, 1910 NUMBER 2 AN EXCLUSIVE CLOTHING STORE Powers & Wagner will be Open for Business February 1st. Another store for Wibaux. Bowers A Wagner who operate stores at Beach, N. Dak. and Wa dena, Minnesota, have secured a least* on the Cannon building on Wibaux street, and will open up February 1st, with a complete line of clothing and gent's furnishings. M. W. Powers is now in the east buying the stock for the store which will be managed by his brother Harry Powers, who is well known hete. The establishing of an exclusive clothing store tills along felt want, and will be a welcome addition to the business interests of Wibaux. The Pioneer bespeaks for the new concern merited success. More People Coming In all probability t his is the next state to become densely populated. Many of its spirited little cities will become centers of trade, and of these which do, it will be be cause of the united efforts of the citizens in encouraging trade and other interests necessary to the growth of a town. We belive Wibaux is particularly well situated to be caught up in the tide and ride proudly forward on the topmost wave to prosperity. We should clear the shore of the breakwater of jealousy, discontent and discouragement. We should have strong faith in its possibili ties and puli together with even and steady stroke. Our splendid school privileges, if advanced and maintained as they should be, will prove an incentive to draw. Ano ther important featurr is to adver tise your city, speak good con cerning it and show' forth its ex cellencies. Save your money and when you spend it, spend it at home. Some of it will be sure to come back to you. When able to build, build at home and encour age your friends to do the same. Encourage everyone to come and .live with us. During the past few years many of the best people in the vicinities about us have set tled with us through the encour Capital $25,000.00 Earned Surpius $17,500.00 Deposits $242,000.00 First National Bank Of Wibaux, Mont. A General Banking Business Transacted SURETY BONDS WRITTEN SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES agement of frit nds here. They art* 1 * 00(1 citizens; they build or buy substantial homos, and take an active interest in the general welfare of the town. Keep your business to the front, and every interest, of the town on the obser vatory, to be seen by the world. MONTANA ADVERTISED Montana has an area of 92.000, - 000 acres, subdivided as follows: Wooded, 27,000,000; forest reser ves, 20,289,000; unsurveyed or un available, 22,000,000; arable, 20, 000. Of the latter, less than one fourth is occupied, while forest reserves are also available for homesteads. That the state' is being better ad vertised than ever before is proved by the fact that ail Montana land offices have established new re cords in homestead and other en tries; that it has been necessary to establish 107 new postoffices within the last, eighteen months to provide mail facilities for settlers, to say nothing of new rural routes. Eastern wholesalers are sending agents into the territory taking orders conditional upon sales within a year or a return of the goods at the whalesalers expense ()ne traveler explained it in this manner: "We know from conver sations throughout the middle west of many families that are coming to Montana, and we want the mer chants to be prepared for them. That is why we know' there will be a demand, and in consequence we will take back anything that is left over, firm in the belief that there will be none."—From The Min neapolis Journal. BIG LAND DEAL CLOSED Messrs. Richey, Wood and Ri chey of Louisville, Neb., and L. J. Mayfield, publisher of the "Courier" at that city were here this week to buy land, and before •caving they purchased the A1 Davis tract containing 9,<>00 acres. It is understood the deal was con sumated for a consideration of $14,400. The gentlemen were all well pleased with the country, and judging from the productiveness of the Beaver Valley soil, they made a mighty good investment. The sale was made by Messrs. Bushell & Seeley. CONCERT WAS A SUCCESS Concert and Dance at Ru cker's Hall Tuesday Was big Success The formal opening of W, 11. Rucker's new hull occured Tues day evening with a concert by the famous Amadou Orchestra, fol lowed by a dance. The concert was largely at tended, the spacious hall being crowed to ils capacity, and in the neighborhood of 00 couph' re maining for the dance which kept up until 2 o'clock in the morning. The concert was a treat that will be recalled in aftertime by all present with pleasure, and the dance will be recorded as one of the most pleasant social functions in tin 1 history of \\ ibuux. The j Amadou Orchestra is made up of | artists of high rank, and their re iportoire includas numbers seldom rendered by similar organizations touring the country. Mr. Ama dou is recognized as a violinist of standing, and has an established reputation throughout the North west, where' In' has appeared be fore tin' public for the past fifteen years. Mr. Rucker is to bo com mended for his e n I e r [iris e in providing a null i i: a l would be a credit to a c i t y many times larger than Wibaux, and the amusement loving public showed their appreciation by lib erally patronizing the opening. It is understood that Mr. Rucker has some first-class attractions booked for the near future, and several dances are also scheduled for dif ferent dates throughout the win ter. The hall has a splendid floor for dancing, and is fitted with a portable stage and lighted with gas. The hall has a seating capa city of about 100, and opera chairs will arrive ami be placed in a few days. Closed Successful Term Miss Florence Manning closed three months term of school in Dahlville district Wednesday af ternoon, Jan. 19, with an appro priate program arranged by the class. There were seventeen pupils, namely Mernie C'owee, Carl Cald well. Robert Haupt, Edwin Wood ard, Irwin Woodard, William Woodard, Alexander McDonald. Hector McDonald, Andrew Mc Donald, Fred Haupt, Walter Woodard, Angela Cov.'ee, Eliza beth Caldwell, llalthene McDon ald, Ester W >< >dn r< . A r l < tin W oot I - ard and Agnes Woodard, enrolled, and considering the extreme cold went In r and the distance many hud to come, tin 1 attendance was above the average. The teacher and the scholars wish to tender a vote of thanks to Charles Dahl, the proprietor of school building and grounds for his willing services and many kindnesses which have lightened their burdens and greatly smooth ed for them the "rugged road to knowledge." •Steps have been taken toward of putting up a new school house near the present site of the one now in use. It is sincerely hoped that the efforts will materialize in the near future. What an inspira tion it would be to the children if they could take up their work in flic spring in a new school house, N. P. WRECK ON TUESDAY Northern Pacific west bound passenger train No. 7, was derail ed near New Salem. North Dako ta Tuesday evening, a broken rail being the cause of the wreck. The two engines pulling the train turned turtle and every car in the train was thrown in the ditch and overturned. Nearly one hundred persons were injured; six fatally, and others with broken bones, bruised heads and other minor injuries. Among those injured were Mrs. Slagel of Brainerd, who was on route to Wibaux. The train was a heavy one, con sisting of 12 cars, and was run ning at the rate of .70 miles an hour when the accident occurred. The injured were taken to Man dan. whore they are being cared for. Tin 1 wreck delayed traffic about eighteen hours. RULES FOR PROVING UP As a result of a new set of blanks which are used in all home stead proofs as a result of an wi der of the department, says the Valley Tribum', it is seldom that a claimant appears at t he United States land office prepared to make a perfect proof. It is possible) that the claimant in question) was informed by his neighbor ns J to what was required when he proved up, and the fact that there has been a change is confusing to) some extent. At the present time the witnesses in homestead proofs are required to answer a series of questions concerning the laud which tells its entire history for the past five years, the length of time the homesteader has resided then*. The land is taken up by forties, and a description of crop and tin' amount harvested for each of tin' five years is required. To a man not more interested than a neighbor, whose observa tions have not been particularly close, it is often next to impossi ble to get matters straightened FIRST STATE BANK WIBAUX, MONTANA CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $44,000.00 Start a bank account is gmid advice because you are Ihen startl'd mi the road to pr<isperity and po sition in Hu* worbl. Bank With Us is also good advice be cause you are sure of sa fety. convenience a n d best of attention to your needs. Do it today is the best advice of all. INTEREST PAID ON TIME DEPOSITS A FARMER'S INSTITUTE Will be Held at Wibaux Thursday, March 17. Prof. Shaw Here j J j j Tin* superintendent of the Mon tana Farmer's Institutes has pre pared a schedule for institutes to ; be held in •■southern Montana dur ing February and March, the ser ies ending with an institute at W ibaux, Thursday, March 17. Prof. Thomas Shaw of Minne sota has been engaged for the en tire series. Sup't,. F. S. Cooley i of Bozeman will personally con duct the institutes and appear upon the program. Other speakers engaged for por tions of the itinerary are Hon. Fred Whiteside of Kalispell; E. 11. Metcalf of Ste\t nsville, Presi dent of State Dairymen's Assn.; ; E. 11. Shepard of Hood River, j Oregon, Editor of "Better Fruit;" Dr. \\ . J. Taylor of the Veteri nary department of the Montana Agricultural College, and Dr. W. J. Hartman of tin* Stallion Re gistration Board. The farmers in this section should bear the date in mind, and make it a point; to be present. Prof. Shaw is one of the greatest authorities in America on agri cultural subjects, and has for the past two years made an exhaustive U ;- of conditions in Montana. out. It would doubtless be ne cessary for the claimant to keep a diary in order to get, his story absolutely correct. When up pearing before a land office to make proof, claimants and wit nesses should In* prepared to give an exact crop history for five years. Record Yield Rudolph Vogel, Jr. on two and a half acres of I and near Bozeman raised during the past season 488 bushels of oats. This is tin* world's record. Tin* statistics on this crop are: Variety, Regener ated Swedish Select; number of acres, two and one-half; amount ! of seed, (» bushels by weight; i weight of one bushel by measure, i 12 pounds; weight of on<* bushel after being cleaned, 15 1-4; amount of seed Seeded p»*r acre, about 77 pounds.