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VOLUME 6 WIBAUX, DAWSON COUNTY, MONTANA. FRIDAY JANUARY 26. 1912 NUMBER 3 Leap Year Sleighing Party A number of young ladies of Wibaux gave a Leap Year sleigh ing party on last Friday evening, and inasmuch as the sleighing could not be better than at pres ent, its sufficient to say it was greatly enjoyed by all, and v e believe we voice the sentiment of all when we say that the most enjoyable feature of this Leap Year event, .was the delicious supper which was served at the home of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Lynch, who resides about two miles south of town. Those to avail themselves of the pleasant evening were: Misses Mary Roy, Phoebe Stipik, Violet Terrell, Inez Lynch Eva Wills, Lucille McLain, Inez McNaughton, Trix Lynch, and Messrs. Wm. Rucker, Eddie Rucker, Wm. Spike, John Burns, Weimar Jones, Glenn Terrell, Everett Terrell, Bland Orgain, Harry Bilodeau, Russell Lovell, Russell Graham. News From Snow's Corners Price Cook has set the pace for some of these old batchlors in this vicinity. He returned this week with his bride from Loyal, Wis., and started house keeping on the Joe Murphy farm which he rented last fa ' Now bo.y a get busy. 0. W. Snow, the m xlicine man, is makiug his rounds again call ing on the farmers and supplying them with his stock medicines. Mrs. J. W. Snow Sr., has tak en charge of the J. P. Reeves ranch, while Mr. and Mrs. Reeves are taking a trip through the east. Andrew Paulson, the well dig ger, was through here this week on a collecting tour. James Raferty left this week for Tomah, Wis. He received a letter stating his mother was very ill, who lives at that p lace. Local Happenings More or less excitement was created on Wednesday when fire was discovered in the basement of the Pickering Hotel, though no serious damage resulted, the fire was caused by over-heated steam pipes leading from an empty boiler. The only honorable and honest way to stop a newspaper is to step into the office and pay up all arrearage, get a receipt and have your name off the list. To fire your paper back at the pub lisher marked "refused" when you owe six months or a year, and never go near the office is not only disreputable, but super latively dishonest as well. On next Sunday, Jan. 28, Rev. Mr. English will hold services in the Davis opera house at 11 o'clock in the morning and 8 o'clock in the evening. There will be good music at 8 o'clock. Before service begins Prof Proc tor will give a short piano recital. Everyone is cordially invited to attend these services. Oscar Aspen, who for some time has been in the employ of Notice of Dissolution. Notice is hereby given that the copartnership heretofore existing between S. S. Stanley McMahon and Fred A. Stein, under the firm name of The Wibaux Drug A Jew elry Co., and 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 s ud 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 snid firm are payable. Dated at Wibaux, Montana, this 8th day of January, 1912. S. Stanley McMahon. Fred A. Stein. Testing New Street Gars. Billings, Mont., Jan. 25—The Billings Traction Co., is engaged in making a series of tests of street cars which will be used on the system soon to be completed. The cars are of the Edison stor age battery type and are said to be the first of the kind ever brought west of the Mississippi. They are duplicates of those used on some of the lines operated in the extreme eastern part of the country. A charging station has been erected and with one filling the batteries supply current suf r f ' to propel the cars for 100 miles. Those in charge of the tests say the cars are a a magni cent success. Dan Sutherland, was taken ser iously ill on Sunday, last, and after being examined by a local physician was taken to Dickin son on No. 2, where he was oper ated upon the same day for ap pendicitis. At this writing the young man is doing nicely. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Wood and family were visitors in the city on Thursday from the farm south of town. Mr. Wood and family expect to depart presently for the east where they will make their future home. Instructor Frost of the Wibaux Athletic Club, has arrainged for a boxing match with Billy Morse, better known as the St. Paul Kid, at this place at some date to be announced later. Mr, Morse was here on Tuesday, accompanied by his manager, Tom Jones. There is more joy in a printing office over one sinner that pays in advance and abuses the editor on every possible occasion than there is over ninety and nine who borrow the paper and sing its praises, without contributing a cent to keep it out of the poor house. Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Bushell de parted on Wednesday evening, via St. Paul, for their former home in Sioux Falls, S. D., where Mr. Bushell will look after his business interests, and with his wife, will in the meantime enjoy a visit with old friends. Editor Shear of the Republican at Sentinel Butte, and who is al so interested in the Pioneer, de parted on Thursday morning for Fargo, where he will undergo an operation for appendicitis. During his absence the editor of the Pioneer will assist on the Republican a few days each week. Sizing Up Mon tana's Politics commenting on the democrats situation in Montana^ the Helena Record p ub hshed the following statement of party activity: eihaps the biggest fight in the ranks of the democracy of Montana this year will be that Helena, Jan. 25 the democratic between the "trusters" and the trust-busters for the control of the party machinery in the state. Present indications are that the , ... . , „ ^ _ a i ? W1 a ' J'* 1 ® Bryan and Wilson men enrolled under the banner of T. J. Walsh, repre senting the trust-busters; and all the Judson Harmon contingent following the colors of Governor Norris,. Sam V. Stewart et al, representing the "trusters." Not without a terrific struggle will the "trusters" be dislodged from the ramparts oL the party, behind which they are already entrenched. All the powerful and far-reaching machinery which the "trusters" are able to command will be brought into play when the time comes. The leader of the trust-busters realizes his position is by no means secure. With suspicion Mr. Walsh regards the appear ance of his gubernatorial candi date. W. B. George of Billings, at the banquet given in Butte recently to a trust official. Ac cording to friends of Mr. Walsh, he has begun to wonder if Mr. George has come t to the conclu sion that the expedient thing to do is to break with hi sold stand ard bearer and line up vv^th the flesh pots of Egypt. Mr. Walsh, with the keen fore sight of a true politician is said to be looking over the field wi th an eye to other possible guber-1 natorial candidates, but so far has been able to find very little: material that is free from corpor ation taint. Senator Fred White-1 sides with his well known adap tability, may become acceptable to Mr. Walsh; if not, he may be forced to take W. B. George, his flesh pots and all, date. as his candi Recommends Appropriation for Parks Billings, Mont. Jan.—The Bill ings Chamber of Commerce be lieves that steps should be taken without unnecessary delay for the improvement of our great national "wonderlands," Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks, and in keeping with this convict ion has recommended to the secretary of the interior that an appropriation be set aside for road building in Glacier Park, also for a liberal allowance for keeping Yellowstone park im provements up to the highest standard of excellence. A Perfect Fit Or No Sale. Get your measure taken at Olson's. Before you buy that new spring suit, drop in at room No. 3, in the Kinney Block, se lect from over 200 patterns that look good to you and let him take your measure. Olson guarantees "A Fit or No Sale." The Crack a-Jaclc spring samples are now here. My Motto, "A Fit or No Sale." Yours for business—F. A. Olson. Biggest Success of the Season The free dance given in the new First State Bank building on last Monday evening resulted in the most successful social event of the season. The usual j g 0(K j mus j c was furnished by the j Wibaux orchestra> of three pieces . A goodly number both | within and out of the city were jin attendance, and all report the occasion, as stated above -the | best dance of the season . Thinks Wibaux is Ail Right C. H. Yorck, of tha firm of W. L. Perkins & Co., St. Paul, was a visitor in the city a few days last week, calling on bis old ens rs. Although Mr. Yorck has While the apartment in which the dance was given is to be u tilized for a different purpose it has been rumored that the own ers of the new block may give another dance there before the room j s occupied! j _ i ' been local dealing with some of the firms for the past twenty years, this was his first time to visit our little city, and after hav ing been shown through some of Wibaux's big brick blocks and around the city, generally, he ex pressed himself as being very fav orably impressed with the town. Mr. Yorck was tendered a warm reception upon his first visit here, and suffice to say he made many warm friends, who would welcome his return. After New Commerce Building, Billings, Mont., Jan. 25—Set ting forth that a substantial and commodious building is needed in Washington for the housing of the Interstate Commerce Com mission, the local Chamber of Commerce has forwarded copies of a resolution to members of the Montana delegation in con gress urging that they use their influence to the end that an ap propriation of $1,000,000 be pro vided for that purpose. It is pointed out that this important body has no adequate place for the keeping of its millions of valuable documents, also that such building would add to the beauty of the nation's capitol. How to Spend a Pleasant Hour. Among those who like to min gle thought with their sports a pleasant hour may be spent by transforming one word to anoth er by the changing of a single letter at a time. For example, one of the company writes upon the board the word "beef" and says it is to be changed to "pork" A second person goes to the board and by the change of one letter makes it beet. The third person changes it to beat, so by each one's changing one letter it becomes successively: Beef, beet, peat, pert, port and pork. Or change nose to hand thus: Nose, hose, host, hast, hart, hurt hunt, hint, hind, hand. When transacting business out of town, ask LONG DISTANCE to get your party. It pays. "All copper lines." MONTANA EASTERN TELEPHONE CO. One bay saddle mare, 3 years old, unbranded, left at Suther land's barn. 21tf FOR SALE CHEAP-New, three room house in Davis addi tion. Inquire at this office. 46-Jtp Nobody Seems to Want Murphy Sheriff Wynn is going around with a careworn look on his face these days. It seems that the officials have again notified him that E. G. Murphy is not insane and asks that he come and take him away again. Murphy is the man who was arrested at Wibaux in the fall charged with obtain ing money under false pretenses. While in jail here he developed symptoms as though he was in sane. and was examined by a board of medical examiners and was sent to the asylum, where after a short stay he was turned back on Sheriff Wynn's hands with the statement that he was sane. While in jail awaiting the trial on the charge against him, he attacked Jailor Brigham while the latter was putting him into his cell for the night and a fierce battle was the result. Murphy was again examined by a medical board and ordered sent to the asylum again, with the result as above stated. Sheriff Wynn is seriously con sidering the advisibility of hiring a special deputy whose sole duty will be to take charge of Murphy and to give him excursions back and forth between Glendive and Warm Springs.—Glendive Inde pendent. Recent U. S. Land Office Decisions Commutation proof van not be accepted when it fails to show that the required residence and cultiva tion continued to the date on which application for notice of intention to make proof was filed. When commutation proof is re jected be the commissioner upou only one ground —such as lack of cultivation—the case will not nec essarily be closed, but the entry may be held in tact., subject to fu ture compliance of law, upon prop er showing. When you have an item of in terest call 'phone No. 32. For farm loans—call at the office of Fisher & Fisher, Attorneys. (Jet the habit of saying you saw "it" in the Pioneer—You did, didn't you? Lots For Sale—in Davis Ad dition, on easy terms of pay ments. Call on Bushell and Rucker. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bell and lit tle daughter departed on Thursday for a visit with relatives at Mrs. Bell's former home in Sioux Falls. Dr. O. K. Niece, the dentist, is now permanently located in the Bartley block, at Beach, where he will be pleased to meet his Wi baux patients. Miss Eva Wills was the guest of her sister, Mrs. M. W. Power, in Beach on Thursday, returning the evening, accompanied by Mrs. Power, who will visit relatives here. The N. P. water-tank erew has been busily engaged tlie past few days in digging a sewer and laying pipes connecting the new tank with the dam. A large well is al so being dug, through which will be the main source of water sup ply, while the connection with the dam is being made in case of em ergencies.