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VOLUME 6 WIBAUX, DAWSON COUNTY, MONTANA. FRIDAY JANUARY 19. 1912 NUMBER 2 IS On Both Sides at Once (From The Dawson County Review.) The Beaver Valley Gazette's po sition on the Miles City receiver ship is the most perfect editorial straddle ever witnessed. The suc cessive positions taken are so di vergent and illogical that one would suppose tins editorial must have been written in different sec tions by as many different people «ncl then stuck together afterward. Briefly epitomized, the Gazette's position is as follows; 1st, that Dixon's contemplated action is being opposed "without rhyme or reason;" 2nd, that the misrepre sentation in regard to Mr. Auld's eligibility to reappointment was unnecessary, because two terms are considered sufficient for any man anyway; 3rd, that Maxwell has been a faithful party servant and should receive the appoint ment "in order to keep the party intact;" '1th, "that Maxwell is failing in health and this appoint ment would make an excellent political reward;" 5th, that J. C. Auld has been a very efficient man and in view of the press of work in the land office "to disturb the office would be to the detriment of all concerned;" (3th—quoted direct from the Gazette—"We believe that efficiency and qualification for the position should be the gov erning principles for any public office, and that great wisdom would be shown by his (Auld's) retention even if Maxwell succeeds in secur ing the appointment. This would be the most philosophic solution of a very complicated case." (3th— and finally—appears the following: "We believe that whatever may be the upshot Mr. Auld should be retained for his past record. A good man ought to merit some re ward, which should be a continu ance of office. This would satisfy those who are anxious for Max well's appointment as well as those who are urging Auld's retention." Teken all in all, that's about the best vaudeville act in the line of editorial acrobatics I ever read. Think of all that appearing in one and the self-same editorial! Just how Editor White expects to accomplish the happy solution of appointing Maxwell and also retaining Auld he does not make clear. If it were possible, that would indeed be a "philosophic solution." Perhaps Editor White would have Mr. Maxwell appointed re ceiver, and then give Mr. Auld a clerkship under him. And I think I see Joe accepting it with a pro found salaam, and with heartfelt thanks! The only other alterna tive for giving Maxwell a soft berth and also retaining Auld would be to tire Register Kircher. And who knows but what that's in the wind, if the Gazette is speaking by the card? One thing stands out very clear ly: In view of his failing health, as mentioned in the Gazette, the receivership of the Miles City land office is the last job on earth Mr. Maxwell wants to undertake. No possible occupation will, during the next five years, require more sedulous attention to confining and ardous office work than will this receivership. And if he were to accept P under conditions of impaired health, Mr. Maxwell would not be doing justice to him self or to the patrons of the office, or the uminess interests ef eastern Montana. Notice of Dissolution. Notice is hereby given that the copartnership heretofore existing between S. 8. Stanley McMahon and Fred A. Stein, under the firm name of The Wibaux Drug& Jew elry Co., ami doing business at Wibaux, Montana, has been this day disfolved by mutual consent. S. Stanley McMahon has retired from said firm and business but the 8<)id Fred A. Stein will con tinue the business at the same place under the name of The Wi baux Drug A Jewelry* Co. The said Fred A. Stein assumes all the lirbilities of the said firm and is the person to whom all accounts due said firm are payable. Dated at Wibaux, Montana, this 8th day of January, 1912. S. Stanley McMahon. Fred A. Stein. $1.00 will be paid for tl le high est score made every day at the box ball alley. In the box ball contest between the ladies on last Thursday night, Mrs. Albert Pickering was again successful in securing the highest score—160— while Mrs. H. L. Cossett won second highest with 153 to her credit. More County Division "Dope" The following article in part from the Sidney Herald, relative to a new county diuision scheme which the commercial club of that place is promoting. The election of officers over, the matter of county division was brought forward by Attorney Brattin, and after several inter esting talks, the more important being those of Attorney Matous hek and E. J. Lamb, the matter of Dawson county Division was found to be of such unanimity that President Nelson appointed a committee of 7—Mayor Gard ner, Attorneys Matoushek and Brattin, R. S. Nutt, W. K. Adams, W. D. Kemmis and Ray mond Northey—r.o look into the question more thoroughly and to report at a special meeting of the club to be held on Monday even ing, January 22 —two weeks from next Monday—when it is to be hoped that every member of the club will be prese t, as this is a matter of paramount importance to each and every citizen of Sid ney and its immediate environ ments. Mr. and Mrs. Schuster Entertain At their beautiful home on the north side on last Monday even ing .Mr. and Mrs. H. K. Schuster pleasantly entertained for a num ber of their friends. The even ing was spent in dancing, until shortly before midnight when delicious refreshments were served. Those who composed the guest list were: Messrs, and Mesdames J. D. Cullen, R. B. Chappell, and Mrs. E. F. Fisher, and the Misses Cora Long, Anna Manning, Mamie Burns, Mary Smith, Grace Page, Margaret Burns and Ida Still, and Messrs. S. J. Leahy, Robert Gange, Paul Cochrun, Paul Vanluchene, Jas. Wakefield and Dick McVey, Sterling Silver Trophy in the form of a water pitcher which President Howard Elliott of the Northern Pacific Railway has put up for the best exhibit of Poultry from any point on the Northern Pacific in Montana, shown at the Fourth Annual Montana Poultry Show, Butte, January 22-27. School Report For the Six Weeks Ending Jan. 12 j First grade. Neither absent ! nor tardy: Lewis Skidmore, Arthur Goodrich, Elmer McMani gle, Peter Bettendorf. First Grade Rank I Janet Ager II Arthur Goodrich Mary Smith, Teacher. Second grade. Neither absent nor tardy: Gusta Hafner, Ru dolph Carlson. Rank I Ralph Mosser II Adelaide Schuster II Paul Jackson Cora Long, Teacher. Third and Fourth grades. Third Grade Rank I Beatrice Bilyeti " I Paul Mahon II Roswell Anderson Fourth Grade Rank I Gertrude Schuster II Dolly Terrel II Ruth Schuster II Adda Quigley Mamie Burns, Teacher. Fifth and Sixth grades. Neith er absent nor tardy: Mary Haf ner, Marvin Bushman, Signe Carlson. Dewey Hart, Francis Harden, Carl Carlson, George Brooks, Elsie Bretsch, Leonard Mosser, Lilly Jonas. Fifth Grade Rank I Mary Hafner " II Winifred Pace Sixth Grade Rank I Leonard Mosser II Ruth Dewey Paul Cochrun. Teacher. Seventh and Eigth Grades. Neither absent nor tardy: Mar garette Bushman, Robert Haf ner, Boyd Hammond. John Har den, Fred James, Matthew An derson, Alma Brusseau, Jake Hafner, Opal Pickering. Seventh Grade Rank I Margarette Bushman 41 II Fred James Eigth Grade Rank I Matthew Anderson 44 II Marie Bilyeu Anna A. Manning, Teacher. High School. Neither absent nor tardy: Glen Sal tz, Catherine Rice, Vera Goodrich, Ruth An drus, Arthur Carlson, Russell Lovell, Maud Barker. Florence Kiedrowski. First Year Rank I Lucille McLain 44 II Lora Sly Third Year Rank I Catherine Rice 44 II Violet Terrell 44 II Geo. Sommerfielt Fourth Y ear Rank I Eva Wills Watch the date on your paper. i A Leap Year Proposal I A young eastern lady would ' like to get acquainted with a | gentleman of the west, as this is I the only resort that I have to be come a westerner. ! I am sincere and will marry if : suited. I understand from my friends that there are a great many in the v est tired of single bliss and lonesomeness. Hence ! I am thankful to the editor if he publishes this article. I would appreciate the acquaintance of an honest and honorable gentle man. For further particulars please write to the undersigned. A. E. L. P. 0. Box 33 Toledo, Ohio. WIBAUX LQST FIRST GAME The basket ball team which was recently organized by the ! boys about town, and scheduled to meet the Beach team at that city on last Tuesday evening, but j owing to the absence of several ! of the regulars, and rather than disappoint their neighbors across the line, a number of new players were substituted. The game resulted in a "walk-away" | for the Beachites. who have had considerable practice of late. Though the local quint did not do so bad, in consideration of the fact that it was their first game. The score was 49 to 15. ___ As to Residence on Homesteads By reversing itself and declar ing that a married man's family only is sufficient residence in proving up on a homestead the United States general land office has just made a new and impor ant ruling that will be hailed with delight by homesteaders and claimholders throughout the west. For years it has been under stood that the general land office adhered to the practice of forcing a homesteader to personally re side on his claim, regardless of whether he did or not. Several rulings to this effect have been made, and although some settlers were willing to take chances, the wise ones followed regula tions. Assistant Commissioner S. V. Proudfit at Washington has juss rendered a decision in the case of Charles K. Zenor of South Dakota that completely reverse the land office's former stand. Zenor was a barber at Boone, Iowa, and came to Pennington county where he filed on a home stead. Unable to make his liv ing on the homestead he worked I at his trade in Pierre, and kept his wife and children on the homestead the full 14 months before attempting to commute. ; The local land office ruled against him, but Commissioner Proudfit in reviewing the case holds that it is an injustice to the home steader. He declares that in reading through past decisions, he .aids the words 4 'personal residence" used as meaning the claimant himself, but that his own interpretation of this word ing is that it may mean simply the family if the homesteader in good faith has established his family on the claim and visits I them when he can. Frost's Athletic Show a Winner _ Wm. Frost's athletic show at the Davis oj era house on last Thurs day evening, was without excep tion the best of its kind ever at tempted or pulled off in this part of the country. A few months ago Mr. Frost es tablished an athletic training school with a number of "will be" pugilists, who on this occasion were given ah opportunity to dem onstrate their ability, and consid ering the short time in which they were in training each and every individual made an excellent show ing. The main features of the pro gram were wrestling, boxing, bag punching and club swinging, and each performance in itself showed the careful and diligent training of the instructor. Two good wrestling bouts were ar anged between Cecil Lynch and Everett Terrell, and Bland Orgain and Zelmar Jones, lasting 15 and 10 minutes respectfully. Each bout resulted in a draw. Following the wrestling matches four boxing bouts were put on as follows: R. Graham vs. V. Mc Lain: K. Orgaiu vs. H. Chappell; B. Orgain vs. J. Burns; Z. Jones vs. E. Rucker, each bout lasting three rounds. Among other pleasing features on the program was th - clever acrobatic clown work of Frank Reychler, who centainly played his part in a most creditable man ner. Next in . order came the bag punching and club swinging by Mr. Frost, which also proved nery interesting, and especially the swinging of the tire clubs. Mr, Frost's dog also gave a very amus ing exhibition at the punching bag. Last but not least, was the three-round boxing exhibition be tween Instructor Frost and Mr. Nelson, both of whom are pro fessionals with the gloves. In fact every number on the program proved very interesting, and was carried out in a manner that reflects much credit upon the promoter as well as the local athletes. Golden Valley Chronicle Mr. and Mrs. E. Lloyd return ed to Beach Wednesday morning after a several weeks' absence, visiting friends and relatives. Mr. Lloyd has been visiting his folks in Wisconsin, while Mrs. Lloyd has been enjoying the balmy breezes along the southern coast of California, where her parents,. Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Peek, and sister Miss Rowena, are spending the winter. They met in Minneapolis for the trip home. Howard Still left Wednesday morning for Med >ra, where he will act as special barber to 44 His Nobs" States Attorney Gallagher and His Honor Judge Crawford. Howard is certainly gaining con siderable prominence in his chos en profession. A gang of men are now busy repairing the Russell-Miller ele vator which was partly destroyed by fire a week ago yesterday. In a conversation with Manager Hurley, he informs us that he expects to have everything in working order in about three* weeks.