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VOLUME 6 WIBAUX, DAWSON COUNTY, MONTANA. FRIDAY. JULY 12, 1912 NUMBER 27 Wibaux Has a Horse Race Last Sunday evening excite ment was running high when il was rumored that Wibaux citi Zens were to witness a horse race between a horse owned by Wm. linger and one by Vance McClain. A large crowd commenced to gath er on the road by the school house the first thing after supper and whose horse was going to win was all threshed out long before tin 1 race began. But as it is always the way with horse races the horse that was to win failed to get to the end of the route ahead of the oth er animal and so lost the race. It is understood that an accident, happened to the "should be win ner''which prevented him from coming in first but it was a fair race and, accidents in horse races being common occurences, the "should be winner" lost. Now after thinking this racing proposition over we have come to the conclusion that Wibaux cer tainly needs a race track very much for if a small race like this one could attract so large a crowd, a harness race or two should draw most everyone from far and near. Then it would be a great deal better for the horses as well as the riders to have a well laid out track upon which to do their rac ing as a common road is very hard for real fast horses to travel over. From now until winter sets in there will be many occasions, such as last Sunday, when a track would be the real thing and this race of Sunday will not satisfy the people of our city who attended. Now this race track proposition should be talked over by every citizen and if all put their should er to the wheel Wibaux would soon have a track and races that would draw crowds from all around us. Think this over and see if something cannot be done in the near future to start track. 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To Induce Taft To Withdraw A nation-wide movement to petition President Taft to with draw as the republican presidenti al candidate is being backed by a large number of republican office holders, who feel they face defeat in November unless the breach in the party can be healed. These men include members of congress members of state legislatures which will elect senators, state and county officeholders and party candidates. If the movement succeeds in gaining any volume, it is said, these same men may ask Colonel Roosevelt to withdraw as a prospective candidate for an independent nomination, and per mit a compromise selection of some man agreeable to both fac tions of the party. It is the de sire of the promoters of the scheme that a decision be reached before Aug. 5, when the Roosevelt fac tion plans to hold a convention in Chicago. The circula f ion of peti tions, it was said today, will start within a week. It was said the movement will be begun simult aneously in each state. The organizers are circulating blank of petitions and appointing super visors, who in turn will engage canvassers to solicit the signatures of republicans. The movement is in the hands of several well known members of congress. They are being aided many extreme Roosevelt republic ans.—Butte Miner. On next Monday evening at the Davis opera house Tom Christy, the minstrel man sup ported by a strong company, will appear. Prices 25 and 50 cents. Held a Good Roads Meeting On Monday afternoon a meet ing of the Commercial Club was held for the purpose of trying to establish a road on the township line north of the oil tanks which will cross Beaver Creek on the northeast corner of Sumerfelt's land and thence four miles to where il intersects with the divide road. A committee composed of Al. Davis, W. II. Rucker, and S. B. Chappell was appointed to go out witli County Commissioner Faltermeyer to meet the Com mittee appointed to represent the farmers to view the road and talk the matter over. The farmers agreed to put in $1,200 worth of work on the road and Dawson County agreed to put as much in with them. On Tuesday afternoon the com mittees met on the road and after looking the proposition over it was decided by the two committees that $2,400 would not put the township line road in condition to haul grain over this fall, so it was decided that the work be put in on the divide road running north so that the farmers could haul their grain into Wibaux this fall which would only make a difference of a couple of miles for some of the farmers. Then next spring a bridge will be placed across Btav er Creek and the culverts will be filled in and the township line road will be completed next sum mer at cost of approximately $10, 000. This was the best solution to the problem that could possibly be made in time for the farmers to get their grain into town this fall as the harvest is drawing so near and the two committees and Com missioner Faltermeyer are to be commended for the way they have decided for this seems the only plausible way at this time. Treasure State Described by New Northern Pacific Publication With cover handsomely illumi nated in color showing Montana's various resources, from livestock, sheep and poultry to fruits, vege tables, grains and beautiful scene ry, the Northern Pacific has pub lished a brand new book of 56 pages descriptive of the Treasure State. In the forepart of the book a brief digest sets forth Montana's importance among the states of the Union, her size, volume and va riety of products, her climate, scenery and all other qualifica tions, entitling her to the atten tion of homeseekers. Approxi mately 50 attractive illustrations depict Montana's fertility, indus tries anil progress, and each coun ty along the Northern Pacific is taken up individually and discus sed in a way to most effectively arouse interest. A copy of the publication may be obtained by addressing A. M. Cleland ,"general passen ger agent or L. J. pricker, general immi gration ngent, Northern Pacific Railway, fcit. Paul. It is urged that Montana people send to either Mr. Cleland or Mr. Bricker the names and addresses of relatives or friends who might be interested, and a copy of the booklet will be gladly sent. There will be a ball game on Sunday afternoon at ' the ball park between the Wibaux and Beach teams. This will be a good game and all are requested to attend. Doings About Our Town A. Myers was up from Senti nel Butte on Monday. J. Snyder and son were up from Sentinel Butte Wednesday. V. F. Farrell left Thursday on a business trip to Big Timber, Montana. cident the first of the week while roping a horse. J. W. Stambaugh who was thrown from a horse some time ago is now rapidly improving. The 500 Club was entertained at the home of Mrs. Faltermeyer on Wednesday afternoon of this week. The Sunday school of the Con gregational church are holding a picnic today out in the grove north of town. Father J. Cieslewicy has ac cepted the parish in the local Catholic church and assumed his duties on last Sunday. C. A. Banker and wife ac companied by Messrs W. Kelly and Baldwin autoed from Glen dive Tuesday and visited at the home of Mrs. S. J. Wills. A new bridge will be put in over the Little Beaver near Bitterbender's place in the near future. It has not been decided as yet whether it will be a steel or wooden one. Mrs. W. 0. Schuett returned Monday evening from the hospi tal at Miles City, where she has been receiving treatment the past ten days. She reports that she is feeling considerably bet ter. Baker's Division [Gets a Slap People coming in from the east end o f the county yesterday gave it as their opinion'that a ^petition will be filed with the commissiou ers v ery shortly'praying] forjjjhe elimination'of a'number^of names on a previous petition filed asking for a special election to vote upon the matter of county division. Since it became definitely known that Baker, by reason of the fact that it is incorporated, is the only town entitled to the county seat, a number of other towns who as pired for the honor are dissatisfied and favor leavingCtlie county the way it is.until such time as they are large enough to enter the race for the county seat.—Miles City Daily Star. According to'the abov e cli pping Fallon county seems to be falling through at this time. As is al ways the case with county division every town in the proposed new counties want the county seat and as there will be only one county seat in each new county, it creates a faction from the start. Now as the attorney general has handed down the decision that only incor porated iowns could be designat ed as county seats, and Baker being the only incorporated town in the proposed county of Fallon, the other towns'are not so anxious for the division at tjhis time, and it is doubtful whether county division would carry with this fact being definitely know-n. Chas. Harper, one of the pros perous Edgehill people was a business caller in Wibaux Satur day. He stated that the crop conditions out his way were ideal and everybody out there was feel ing exceedingly happy. Notice for Sale of Bonds Notice is hereby given for the sale of coupon bonds of School District No. 60, Dawson county, Montana, amounting to $238.56 and bearing interest at the rate of 6 per cent per annum, payable annually. Said bonds to be pay able in five years and redeemable in five years. Bids will be received by the clerk of School District No. 60 at Been, Montana, on the 17th day of August, 1912 at 1 o'clock p. m., and continuing until 7 o'clock p. m. The board reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Louie A. Gustin, Clerk, Been, Montana First Publication June 29, 1912.