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VOLUME 5 WIBAUX, DAWSON COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY. APRIL 21, 1911 NUMBER 15 Unique Easter Entertainment Rev. E. N. English En tertained two Eve nings Easter Week In response to the invitation of Rev. E. N. English, two groups of Easter merrymakers assembled, the one, young people and older ones, of fifteen years of age and up wards on Wednesday night, and those younger than fifteen years of age last night. The affair took place in the beautiful rooms on the second floor of the new Kinney block, through the kindness of the various occupants of those rooms, who generously threw open their doors for the purposes of the festi val. Every requirement of the guests was fully provided for, cloak and dressing rooms, rooms for music, refreshments and general use, also a room of much weird mystery and fun, tin* witches cave, lighted up with a tire-glow, full of creepy shadows, the air permeated by an unmistakable suggestion of formal dehyde, a hammock swung across a corner in one compartment, and a savage (?) dog chained at the en trance as a sentinel on guard. This Cerberus of the cave had to Lie conciliated with a cube of biead offered to him by u'ny who would enter, This levy was supplied by a witch who assisted at the en trance. Around the fire, witches with droning musical accompani ment, executed a series of mystic dances, the steps of which are only known to witches. These myste rious personages are known to the Wibaux outside world by the names, the Misses Eva Wills, Osannah doubert, Wreathel Learn er. Laura Sly, Adell and Alice Gertenson, Elsie Bretch, Katie Jacobson and Flossie Stout, the latter the owner of the savage sen tinel, and they certainly proved themselves most bewitching witch es indeed. The witches were as sisted in their decorations by adju tants who kindly gave their assist ance, viz: Mr. Presthus, the photographer, whose rooms were generously placed at their disposal for the cave, and the Misses Manning, Long and Smith. The Misses Ida and Ruth Still charmingly presided over the re freshment table in Miss Still's telephone central room, lent by her fur the occasion. Miss Still also gave the use of her own par lor, adjoining, for a music room, and the Misses Hart and Jacobson added spirited piano numbers to the airs played by an Edison | hon ograph directed (or rather kept go ing) by the baton of a music-loving witch, Miss Adell Gertenson. The gentlemen ushers, who did their part well at the lirst recep tion of the guests, and afterwards, were the members of Mr. English's patrol of "Boy Scouts," viz: the Masters Bland Orgain, Russell Lovell, Emil Bretch, Kellog Or gain, Robert Haffner, Jake Haff ner, Everett Terrell, Glenn Terrell and Leonard Mosser. The mem bers wore a badge of crimson rib bon with "Boy Scouts" printed on it in large gold letters. These young gentlemen won great credit fur themselves by the ease with (Continued on page three) r M "*'■ LET 'EM FIGHT IT OUT. —Do Map in Philadelphia Record. Teddy's Visit to Wibaux Notes many Changes and makes Inquiries lor Old time ?riends Owing to the Pioneer editor's absence from the city on Thursday of last week we failed to get an ac count of "Teddy's visit to Wibaux in our last week's issue, which fact also accounts for our inability to give a very detailed account even at this time. However, it was not the intention of the Pioneer to ig nore the distinguished gentleman's visit to Wibaux, which undoubt edly will be remembered in time to come. Although the notice of his ex pected arrival on No. (i that day was very brief—to the majority at least— a fairly good crowd were at the depot to meet and greet him. As we all no doubt have knowl edge of the Colonel's ranching days near Medora, some twenty-five years ago—which, especially in those days, was considered but a short ride from Wibaux—it is un necessary to say that on this visit the "Coming City"—known then as Mingusville —was not a strange sigiit before liIs eyes. In fact he well remembered Wibaux, and one of the first tilings to do upon his arrival here was to make inquiry for the Brophy family. He well rembered the Bropliy's, and stated that he once took dinner with them in the 'SO's while out looking up a stray horse, and of course regretted that none of the family was pres ent. The train stopped for but five minutes, hence li is remarks were few and brief. However, lie did not fail to express his astonishment at the marked change in Wibaux, as well as the great transformation of the valley triliutary, stating that at the time he was ranching in this vicinity, a man who would have suggested that agriculture could be successfully followed here would have been laughed at. Mr. Roosevelt was on his return to New York from Arizona, where he formally opened the mammouth Roosevelt Dam. He was accom panied from Glendive by liis old friend, Joe Ferris, formerly of Me dora but late of Sidney, and was met here by S. M. Ferris, who now resides at Dickinson, and with whom lie rode the Billings county range years ago. Baseball Managers Not Asleep The Pioneer is pleased to inform Wibaux's enthusiastic bunch of fans that the board of managers for the local team 1ms not been nap ping the past few weeks, but are right up and coming, and will soon have a winning team on the dia mond, ready to meet all comers. The matter of selecting a good bunch of fast players w r as recently taken up with Bob Jennings, who is now in the east, and who was authorized to make 1911 contracts, with whatever players he saw tit, and the Pioneer understands that Mr. Jennings already 1ms a line on a good, strong aggregation. Local Agent B. D. McMasters was requested by the board to con fer with Superintendent Johnson in regard to securing a lease on suitable ground for a diamond just east of the stock yards, and it is hoped that no difficulty will be ex perienced in making satisfactory arrangements. Mr. Jennings won the distinc tion of being one of the successful team managers in this section last year, and in all probability will be retained as captain of the Wibaux "Tigers" the coming season. Hurrah, boys! Play Ball! Takes over Implement Business Rex Chappell, who arrived in the city last week from Red Lodge, where he lmd been employed in a hank, 1ms arranged to take over the implement stock which has been carried by the W. A. Orgain Co., and will engage in that busi ness exclusively. This week the construction work was commenced on a store building to be used for that purpose, and, judging from the velocity with which he has started, Rex will have everything in readiness for tran sacting business within a few more days. The new building is being erected on Orgain avenue, just west of the Exchange. Wibaux to Get Oil Warehouse Through Efforts of T. J. Lynch Two More Tanks to be Added Local Agent T. J. Lynch, who for some time 1ms been endeavor ing to secure better oil facilities and additional tanks for Wibaux, was visited on Thursday, last, by the state manager, J. J. O'Neal, for the Continental Oil Co., and Traveling Salesman Redford, who were here to view the situation, in response to Mr. Lynch's plea, and as a result Wibaux is promised much better and greater facilities, in the way of additional tanks and a line one-story warehouse with full concrete basement. Mr. Lynch and son, Paul, spared no pains in showing the gentlemen the city, as well as the necessity for better facilities, and Mr. O'Neal was very favorably impressed with tin 1 surroundings, and expressed great surprise upon learning of the progress we are making, stating that bad the Montana legislators only realized wlmt the conditions were around Wibaux, our division ists would have bad but little dif ficulty in creating the new county. The gentlemen departed on tin* eve ning train. Kircher Appointed Al Kircher lms been formally appointed and confirmed for the position of register of the United States land office in this city to succeed himself. This will be pleasing news to his many friends, ns lie has made a competent and obliging official.—Miles City Inde pendent. R. V. Massey received the joyful message from his wife at Fergus Falls, Mum., announcing the birth of a 92-pound son. Architects were down from Miles ! City on Wednesday surveying the j site, preparatory to draughting i plnns for the new Clmppell-Terrell-1 Wood burn brick block which is; soon to be erected just south of the j First State Bank. i In the Base* ball Arena Missouri Slope League Fast Taking Form— So Says Langbein Beach Chronicle: Excitement runs high in all the towns included in the Missouri Slope circuit. From present indications the pennant will be bitterly fought for and no team will have a walk away. Man agers for nearly all of the teams have been selected and are busy getting the best possible line-up. C. J. Kurtz will manage the Glen Ullin team. He was a mem ber of last year's team, playing at second, and is a fast man and a good manager. They will have practically the same line-up as last year, with the addition of a first class slab artist. F. D. Wilson, the league presi dent, will be manager of the Dick inson aggregation, with I. N. Har tung, assistant manager, and J. W. Sturgeon as captain. Dickinson has always had a good ball team and will, no doubt, put up a bard fight for the pennant. We are unable to learn anything about the Belfield team, but know they will be strong. Sentinel Butte has plenty of material to make a first class team. Fourteen ball tos-sers, including two first class pitchers, will try out for the various positions, while McCloskey will manage the team. Manager Reed's line-up remains practically the same, with the ex ception of "Lil Arthur" Tower, who will probably be star twirler for the Sentinel Butte aggregation. But Manager Reed has a line on a few promising young pitchers and has practically decided on one who is said to be one of the fastest men in southern Minnesota. We are unable to get any infor mation regarding the Wibaux team, but that they will have a fast team is an assured fact. The president of the league wiil have the power to select all umpires and scorers, same to be paid by the home club. The home team will defray all expenses of the visiting team. A suitable pennant will be award ed the team winning the largest percentage of games during the season. All teams are prohibited from temporarily loaning or trading players to any other team for any scheduled game. All disputes and contested games are to be settled by a committee composed of the president and representatives of each team. Death Comes to J. E. Dick Mr. J. E. Dick, of this city, died on Wednesday morning 1 , the 19th inst., from an attack of pleuro pneumonia, at the hospital in Fargo, N. D. Mr. Dick's original home was York, Pa., but he had resided in North Dakota and Montana for many years. He was an electri cian by trade. He leaves a grown up daughter and son, also a sister, residing in Pennsylvania, and tne body will shipped to the old home for in terment. Mr. Dick was about 45 years of age at the time of his death.