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VOLUME 6 WIBAUX, DAWSON COUNTY, MONTANA. FRIDAY JANUARY 12. 1912 NUMBER 1 Sells Interest In Wibaux D.&J. Ce. S. Stanley McMahon, the popu lar druggist, of this city, who was interested in, and identified as general manager of the Wi baux Drug & Jewelry Co., this week closed out his interests to his partner, F. A. Stein, of Miles City. We understand Geo. Scarlett, of Miles City who is also a drug gist, has become interested in the concern and will act in a similar capacity as did Mr. Mc Mahon. The \\ ibaux Drug & Jewelry Co., was established about a year ago, since which time Mr. McMahon has built up a splendid business, which the new mana gers will doubtless appreciate. In a conversation with the Pioneer Mr. McMahon stated that at present he had no defin ite plans in sight, but may lo cate further west in the spring. For the present, however, he ex pects to make an extended visit at his former home in Minnesota, and departed for that place on Wednesday evening. "Mac" has certainly made a host of friends here, in a busi ness as well as a social way, and his departure will doubtless be regretted by many. Will Dispatch Train Orders by 'Phone The N. P. force of linemen reached here on Thursday from Glendive, to install the telephone system for dispatching train orders, and completed the work today, when they started on eastward. In a conversation with Operator G. H. Rake today tiie Pioneer was informed that the N. P. contem plates installing telephones for dispatching train orders through out their entire system, but that none of them will be put in use until all of the 'phones have been installed, which in all probability will take from four to six weeks. Whether or not the new system will in any way effect the operators remains to be seen, but it is not believed that the number of oper ators will be reduced for some time yet, at least, and in all proba bility the same number of em ployes will always be required at the local station. The editor sat in his hard bot tom chair trying to think of a thought, and he ploughed all his fingers about his hair, but not a new topic they brought. He'd written on temperance, tariff and trade, and the prospects of rais ing a crop, and joked about ice cream and weak lemonade, till his readers had warned him to stop. And, weary of thinking, sleep came to his eyes, as he pil lowed his head on his desk, when the thoughts while awake had refused to arise, came in drops that were strange and grotesque. And as the ideas airily float, he selects the bright one of the tribe, and this is the gem, while dreaming, he wrote: "Now is the time to subscribe." ATHLETIC ENTERTAINMENT "Billy" Frost, who has been instructor for the Wibaux Ath letic Club the past two months, had posters printed at this office the first of the week announcing an athletic entertainment, which is to be given in the Davis opera house on next Thursday evening, Jan. 18. The Wibaux orchestra has been engaged for this event, and the management assures three hours of high class entertainment. Instructor Frost has put on shows of this kind throughout the entire northwest, and has never failed to please the people, so if you are a lover of athletics you cannot afford to miss this show. Bear in mind, it is no rough-and-tumble, but a strictly high class entertainment for ladies and children as well as gentlemen. Great Violinist Coming Soon For a number of years past Christian Hansen, the famous Scandinavian Violin Virtuoso, has been appearing before crowded houses, pleasing the people with his "one man, one instrument" concert. This season he will be assisted by one of the very best lady entertainers in the Lyceum field and/vill greet his old friends in many return dates with an entire new program. Mr. Hansen has been playing the violin since early childhood, beginning at the age of seven. His old Scandinavian schoolmaster was his first instruct or. Young Hansen made such headway with the "king of all in struments" that his parents placed him under the tutorship of a num ber of the famous Scandinavian in structors. He spent four years in Germany studying with the best masters in the old country, and later came to America wearing the mantle of that famous Wizard of the Bow, Ole Bull. Christian Hansen has fairly won the title of the Modern Ole Bull. Mr. Hansen will be assisted this season by Miss Ethel Belle Haynes, Piano Accompanist, Reader and Impersonator. Miss Haynes is a versatile and clever artist. In ad dition to the talent displayed as a pianist, she is a reader of more more than ordinary ability. The stories she reads bring to her hear ers alternate smiles and tears and are full of the breezes of youth and merriment. Davis opera house, Saturday, Jan. 13. Morris Rice was a business visi tor in the city Thursday from St. Paul. John Leakey and Scott Gore were business visitors in the city on Wednesday from their ranches, Dr. W. II. Jackson, the den tist, recently returned from an extended visit at his old home in Wisconsin. A young man from North Da kato who after having been ar rested for disorderly conduct, and fined $5.00 in Justice Bushell's court on Wednesday was released upon peyment of the fine with a check, which later proved to be bogus—but the discovery was too late, as the young man had suc ceeded in crossing the state line. F, N. Bank Held ! Annuo! Mootlnar fillllUQl lYluullllg ___ | The stockholders of the First j National Bank of Wibaux held ! their regular annual meeting in the directors room on last Tues day afternoon to revi ?w the busi ness of the past year, elect offi cers for the ensuing year and to transact any business that may come before the meeting. The same efficient set of offi cers and directors were're-elected for the ensuing year without any; exception, and every stockholder was more than pleased with the business of the year just closed, In fact, this meeting was pro- i nounced the most enthusiastic one ever held during the life of the institution. Among other business trans actions of considerable impor tance was the declaring of a ten per cent dividend, and putting $5,000 more into the surplus fund. Making a total surplus fund of $30,000. It was also suggested at this meeting that the capital stock be increased to $50,000.00 and accordingly a committee of three were appointed to investi gate the matter and report at an early date. Following we publish the old set of officers and directors who were re-elected to their respect ive offices for the ensuing year. Officers—J. O. Kinney, presi dent; F. J. Stipek, vice-president; P. A. Fischer, cashier; J. H. Sharpe, assistant cashier. Directors—P. A. Fischer, J. C. Kinney, F. J. Stipek, Joe Bilyeu, Harve Robinson, Chas. E. Clark, I E. E. Jordan and B. J. Parsons. Among the out-of-town stock- i holders present at the meeting were: Messers. Harve Robinson! of Sentinel Butte, Clark of Baker. and Cha= Predicts Montana Will Have Big Year Tacoma, Jan. G—That he is con vinced 1912 will bring greatest in dustrial activi'y in 10 years is the ' statement of A. S. Taylor, presi- ! dent of the Union Trust company of Everett, who returned today from Chicago and other points in the East, where he met many rail road and other business heads and learned much of their plans for this year. "Montana," said Mr. Taylor, "is to see the greatest railroad extension work in the history of the state, the Greal Northern and Milwaukee railroads having coim. pleted their plans to push lines into every section of Montana in which feeders have not yet been j constructed. ''Plans and operations show u strong reaction from the depress ion which has prevailed the coun try over is under way. "Those interests which exert the greatest influence in industrial affairs are going ahead in a way that, indicates that nothing is go ing to occur to retard a business revival that will mark the as notable in prosperity."—Ana conda Standard. Watch the date on your paper. l 1 year, i AN0THER - SUNDAY FIRE Last Sunday afternoon the vo ^ un ^ eer fi reman were called |out to extinguish a blaze in the Lee Goodrich residence, which was believed to have been caus ed by children who were playing with matches on the second floor. However, before the flame was discovered it had gained consid erable headway, and, but for the timely arrival of the chemical engine, the residence might have been burned to the ground, though as it resulted, no serious damage was done except by water. The otherday a man happened to stroll into a store where they don't advertise, and was looking around among the relics of an c ' en ^ days stored there, when he ran across a man who was want ed on a charge of murder, and who had remained safely hidden there for years. Wibauxite Weds in St. Paul On Monday, Jan. 8th, at five o'clock in the afternoon, Rev. Father Finley, of the St. Paul Cathedral, solemnized the mar riage of Miss Doretta M. Hanne gan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hannegan, of Glenwood, Wis., and Mr. W. Byrle Chap pell, of Wibaux, Montana. Those present were Mrs. D. F. O'Connell, sister O i.ie onae; Mr. D. F. O'Connell and Miss Jane O'Connell, all of Hudson, Wis.; and Mr. Rex Chappell, of Wibaux, Montuna, brother of the groom. After the ceremony the wed ding party partook of a ten course dinner at Carling's, where the table was beautifully decor ated with bride's roses, and lil lies of the valley to suit the oc casion. Mr. and Mrs. Chappell, after a sojourn of a couple of weeks in the Twin Cities, will leave for different points in South Dakota, and from there will return to Glendive, where they will make their future home. Mr. Chappell was raised from childhood at Wibaux, where his P arents reside, and has a wide acquaintance here, with wide acquaintance here, whom he is recognized as a mod el young man with a promising future, the latter assertions be ing substantiated by the fact that for the past two years he has efficiently served as assistant cashier of the Exchange Bank of Glendive. The bride is one of Glendive'smost popular young ladies, who through occasional visits to this city has also gained many friends here. The Pioneer joins with the many friends of the happy young couple in extending congratula tions and best wishes. T. J. Lynch departed the first of the week on a brief business trip to his former home in Sioux Falls, S. D. "All the Washington corres pondents treat the so-called dol lar-a-day pension bill which pass ed the Democratic house the oth day by a thumping majority as 'pure politics,' observes the Chi cago Record Herald. In our view, rather impure polictics of the rankest and most cowardly brand. Are the Beet in the Middle West While making the rounds this morning just before going to press, the editor of the Pioneer happened into the new quarters of the First State Bank, which are now nearing completion and are to be occupied by that insti tution presently, and to say the least we were astonished to note hovt beautifully their new home is being finished and furnished. The new fixtures, are all con structed of white marble, ex tending from top to bottom, and trimmed in black, while all the windows are enclosed with quar ter-inch square brass bars, lend ing it a rich and massive appear ance, while the interior walls and ceiling are being trimmed in cream and green colors. The banking apartments con sist of a private office, a spacious lobby, all finished with tile, a nicely arranged directorate and two large vaults. The First State Bank building which was recently completed, is equipped with every modern convi mce, and while the entire block is a credit to Wibaux, we feel safe in saying that the bank ing apartments are the best in the middle west. More Land Op For Filing Fell. 20 Department of the Interior, United States Land Office, Miles City, Montana, January 9, 1912. Notice is hereby given that plats of survey of the below men tioned townships have been re ceived at this office and will be opened for filing and entry on Tuesday, February 20, 1912: T. 17 N., R. 58 E. T. 17 N., R. 59 E. T. 17 N., R. 60 E. T. 18 N., R. 58 E. T. 18 N., R. 59 E. T. 18 N., R. 60 E. T. 19 N., R. 60 E. T. 20 N., R. 60 E. A. KIRCHER, Register. When a very rich man marries a very poor girl, that's romance. When a very rich girl marries a very poor man, that's fiction. Cattle in Valley Have Plenty of Food. Cattle in the Yellowstone valley are 'fat and happy' with plenty of good feed to last them until spring, while the stock which is unfortun ate enough to be out on the ranges of northern Wyoming and south eastern Montana, is in grave dan ger of starving before the winter is broken, unless a ehinook comes within a few days and melts the snow off the range ami lets the cattle got to the short gm<s which lies beneath. It is estimatt d that there are about 35,000 cattle running on the ranges south of the Yellowstone valley, and owners are expecting to lose about 50 per cent, if weath er does not moderate within a few days. It is said that the murcury has fallen as low as 40 below zero in some sections.