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VOLUME 5 WIBAUX, DAWSON COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY. AUGUST 11. 1911 NUMBER 31 Hail Visits Golden Valley Many Crops are Total ly Destroyed—Tho' Most were Insured During- the past week the Gol den Valley and other sections of Eastern Montana were visited by soaking rains which will materi ally help all late sown grains and put the soil in excellent condition for early fall plowing, though in certain localities it was accom panied by hail which totally de stroyed the crops. Just how extensive the hailed districts are would be hard to es timate at this time, but it is be lieved that in most cases the crops destroyed were partially insured, while some of the farm ers within the hailed districts had a small percentage of their crops already harvested. In the vicinity of Horse Point, south of Wibaux, it is stated that a strip extending about six miles long and three miles wide was practically all destroyed, while a number of farms north-of town, which were visited by hail last year were also destroyed in the recent storm. The hail also done considerable damage in the country north and south of Yates and Beach, and tributary to Glendive. Time to Prepare Exhibits It will be worth the while of Montana booster and publicity organizations that desire to draw attention to their districts, and of farmers with land for sale, and of real estate men generally, to be represented at the State Fair which will be held at Helena the last week of September. Indications are that more home seekers and prospective investors will attend this year's state fair than ever before. Montana's bumper crops, as contrasted with the slim crops in the east, have focused attention on this state, and railroad officials are antici pating a big rush of land-spiers. As a bird's-eye view of the state's resources is given by the exhibits of the fair, many of these eastern scouts will come directly to the state fair, look over the exhibits, and will then make a personal in spection of the districts whose exhibit at the fair catch their eye. The valuable premiums that will be awarded at this year's fair are well worth striving after, but still richer are the indirect bene fits accruing to counties and in dividuals making good displays. The publicity and advertising that follow bring in new people and new dollars. B. 0. Johnson Goes to Fargo Supt. B. 0. Johnson, of the Yel lowstone division of the North ern Pacific, has been transferred to the Fargo division, with head quarters at Fargo, and will be succeeded by T. H. Lentry arriv ed from the Idaho division Satur day. C. L. Nichols, general superintendent, accompanied the new superintendent of the Yel lostone division and introduced him to the railroad agents and other employes. — Miles City Journal. "Ruckerville" Booming The new town of Mondoka, which was only recently estab lished, though better known to day as Ruckerville, is said to not only flourishing but enjoying a very substantial boom. The good people of that little city recently elected a temporary set of officers until such a time when it will become a suberban town in "East" Wibaux—"The Coming City of Eastern Mon tana." With "Little" Peterson, who won so much fame on the Wibaux Tigers ball club, as mayor, Dave Tucker, the "steady old war horse," as chief of police, and Fridley as magistrate, Rucker ville—the real "gate city" to the Treasure State—will undoubtedly be recognized as one of high morals and great civic pride. Wibaux to Have Bakery An enterprise to supply the general public with everything in the line of fresh bakery goods is the latest addition to our city, and is being promoted by J. A. Hart, an experienced man at the business, and a well and favor ably known resident of this city. Mr. Hart has been getting the building in readiness the past few days, and expects to open for business at an early date. There is a growing demand for bakery goods in Wibaux, and the new shop will undoubtedly enjoy a substantial patronage. The bak ery is located in the building for merly occupied by the tailor. Has Opened New Office R. A. Baxter, of the firm of Leahy and Baxter, attorneys and counselors-at-law, who recently dissolved partnership, has this week opened an office in the First National Bank block, where he will in the future be ready at all times to meet his clients as in the past. Mr. Baxter has enjoyed a splendid practice since locating here, and although at one time he was about decided to open of fices in Glendive, his many clients will be pleased to learn that he has decided to remain in Wibaux. Rain Damages New Foundation The heavy rain on Tuesday caused considerable damage to the concrete foundation for the new brick block, on which the brick work was to have com menced early this week. Although reinforced with steel rods, the concrete wall apparently had a defect where the damage occurr ed. However, about thirty feet of the front wall, in one solid piece fell in, necessitating the use of dynamite to remove the ruins, and thus causing considerable delay in the construction work. Express Rates Change • ———— M On August 1 the recent ruling of the interstate commerce com mission regarding express rates went int effect and it is said that this will mean a reduction of about 20 per cent in express rates in the United States. The ruling is to the effect that hereafter where a package is shipped over two lines, it gets a through rate, and the two local rates cannot be charged. An Interesting Tournament Local Sportsmen Con test for Honors with Beach Riflemen Now that the local ball games have become an amusement of the past—so far as this season is concerned at least, a number of the local sportsmen have put on a new feat in the nature of a shooting tournament, and con tested for honors with the Beach boys in that city on last Monday evening. Quite a crowd of enthusiasts were out to witness the first shoot, which resulted in a victory for Beach, as the score below will indicate. The Beach rifle team will come to Wibaux next Monday evening, when our boys hope to make the shoot a little more interesting for them. The Wibaux team consisted of Messrs. A. P. Schuster, Roy Cos sett, A1 Fuller, W. J. Clearman and Wm. Frost, though there will probably be a slight change in the "line-up" in next Monday's contest. The score of the first tourna ment was as follows: BIRDS Wibaux Schuster 3 Beach Morris 4 Cossett 0 Benithimer 3 Fuller 1 Russell 3 Clearman 2 G. Lovell 1 Frost 2 Brown 2 8 TARGET NO. 3 13 Schuster 35 Morris 36 Cossett 30 Benithimer 34 Fuller 38 Russell 36 Clearman 35 Prouty 35 Frost 30 Brown 37 168 178 SWINGING TARGET Schuster 28 Prouty 38 Cossett 32 Russell 33 Fuller 33 Benithimer 36 Clearman 35 Morris 34 Frost 29 Brown 34 157 175 REVOLVER ON LARGE TARGET Schuster . 17 Prouty 36 Cossett 32 Russell 34 Fuller 15 Benithimer 27 Clearman 33 Morris 24 Frost 35 Brown 26 132 147 MOST BIRDS IN TEN SECONDS Clearman 5-13 Morris 3-9 World's Costliest Building The most costly structure in the world, was built in memory of a woman. It is the Tig Nahal tomb at Agsa, India, taking 22 years to build, materials costing $20,000,000, and was erected in memory of the wife of the grand mogul. The influence of women has ever b sen the leading one in the world, and it is to their keen discernment that golden grain aelt beers owe their rapidly grow ing popularity. Women like its original flavor, tonic qualities, and bracing value. Order a case for The Woman now. J. C. Kinney returned on Wed nesday from Anaconda, where lie attended the State Bankers' Con vention on Monday and Tuesday. A Model Workshop While out "taking notes" the first of the week the writer hap pened into the mechanical depart ment of the Wibaux Auto Co., where, through the courtesy of Manager McNaughton, we were afforded the opportunity of see ing the inside workings of what might well be termed a model workshop, with every facility for turning out iron repair work, and with none but competent hands in charge. Probably but few people realize the cost of installing machinery such as may be seen there, and less are aware of the class of work that the various machines are designed to handle. With turning lathe, shaper, power drills, saws, etc., and men that know the business, the Wibaux Auto Co. is capable of, and has been, turning out some very neat work. Montana Crops Biggest Ever George T. Slade, vice-president of the Northern Pacific Railroad, who has just returned from a western inspection trip, declares that Montana will harvest the biggest crop in its history, barr ing unforeseen damage between now and harvest, which has not yet begun. He said the state's small grain acreage is much larg er than any previous year. Mr. Slade agrees with other good judges of crop prospects that North Dakota crops are ex cellent in some localities, normal in others and very poor in others. Black rust has made its appear ance in some parts of western and central Minnesota and has done considerable damage to wheat.—Clay, Robinson & Com pany's Live Stock Report. New State Bank Cashier A. J. Just, of the State Bank of Yates, was a visitor in the city on Saturday, when he made this office a pleasant call. Mr. Just informs the Pioneer that their bank, which heretofore has been run as a private institution, was recently reorganized, and that they are now doing business under the supervision of the state banking laws. J. W. Jones, who 1ms the grad ing contract on the county road, extending from Wibaux to the Custer county line, was in the city on Wednesday, when he informed the Pioneer that the bulk of the road work had already been com pleted. Mr. Jones expects his family to arrive this evening from California, where they have been visiting with relatives. j ADVERTISED LETTERS j List of letters remaining uncall ed for at the postoffice in Wibaux, Montana, for week ending August Uth, 1911: Gentlemen — Jess Campbell Gustav Hadland Lars B. Haraland M. W. Marshall Louis Phillips Burton P. Johnston Ladies: Martha Clark Mrs. Bara Jane Meyers In calling for above, ask for ad vertised letters. W. E. Williamson, P. M. Death of State Sec'y Yoder A. N. Yoder Met Sud den Death as Result of Heart Failure Secretary of State A. N. Yoder died of heart failure Sunday af ternoon while picnicing at Union ville with friends. Regarding his death, a Helena special says: "With J. W. Christie, Mr. Yo der on Saturday night went to Unionville, where his wife has been visiting Mrs. Christie in her cottage for three or four days. A large colony of Helena people is camping there, and Mr. Yoder joined with zest in the sports of the evening. He arose at 7:30 Sunday morning and spent the day until 2 o'clock idling around. He was seated in the Christie camp when siezed with an attack of heart failure. He paled and complained of feeling ill. Mr. Christie wanted to send to Helena immediately for a doctor, but Mr. Yoder wouldnt hear of it. He lay down and hot cloths were applied to his breast and feet. In half an hour he said he felt better, that the pain had left him and he would walk around in a few minutes. Shortly after 3:00 he was seized with a spasm and became unconsious. Mr. Christie meanwhile had telephoned for a physician, but when he arrived a half hour later Mr. Yoder was expiring. He never regained consciousness. "Mrs. Voder is almost pros trated and is being cared for by friends." In speaking of the secretary's death Governor Norris is quoted assaying: "I deeply regret the death of Mr. Yoder, personally and officially. Our official rela tions could be no more pleasant than those I maintained with the secretary of state. He was a ca pable, efficient and conscientious public officer, always on the job, and devoted to doing his duty to the best of his ability. In his death Montana loses a faithful public servant. Mr. Yoder was born in Ohio, July 8, 1856, and came to Mon tana in 1883. His first wife died in 1899. He married again and is survived only by his wife, no children having been born to him. The vacancy caused by Secre tary Yoder's death will be filled for the unexpired term by Gov ernor Norris. Mrs. Fisher is in Beach today, the guest of Mrs. O. R. Neice. II. K. Schuster was transacting business at the Gate City on Sat urday. Messrs. Jonas Reddens and father, and Roy Simpson, of Charles City, Iowa, were here on Tuesday, the guests of Fisher & Fisher. Attorney E. F. Fisher went to Miles City this evening, where he will take up the matter of adjust ing taxes for his clients who own land in Custer county. Elmer Sheldon was a business visitor from his farm north of town Friday. Mr. Sheldon informs the Pioneer that the hail did not strike in their locality during the recent storms.