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in Wibaux County Wibaux Pioneer _ CCbe leading newspaper of OUibaux and CUibaux County Largec in --- 1 VOLUME 8 WIBAUX. WIBAUX COUNTY. MONTANA. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25. 1914 NUMBER 45 The Pioneer Wishes Its Many Readers A Very Merry Christmas A Happy Christmas. A Happy Xmas" falls from the lips. of men. Bn; it is lamentably sad that, men beat (lie air with words which find no place in their hearts uor ib ttie actio,,s of their daily life, -'Happy Xmas" svliat an echo of the words which floated in the air over nineteen years i.g i Peace on eartli to men of good will ' To look abroad on our fair world to-day. we might think that the world of tlie angel to bo meaningless. Death and thunder sweeps over the battlefield; the deathlist swells the daily papers, or phans and widows are multiplied, shouts for bread rend the air, and stilt, then the black cannons send forth the messengers of death, to strew the plains ot Europe with dead and dying the smoke of whose blood casts apall over tlie belligerent courtly. Peacc-tliere is no peace. Pride, irreligion, greed and sell love have encroached on Christ's dom inion, and have well succeeded in driving Him and His Laws from the .hearts of men. The fact that tnen love not God nor His Laws is certain, so flagrant is it that it walks abroad in midday in every country where it is nurtured by i religious education it waxes strong in society from which it., withering oreatli corrupts the family and the individual. V/e speak flippantly of the prog ress of the 20tli. Century of sciences. Alas' the loftiest and most majestic of all sciences, the science of the knowledge of the true God is neglect ed And. until men accept God s Haws they will so decode of contem tiun to ripen itr.o strife. Europe will come forth being shorn pf her vain tlappings, then tinsels of pride, and God and His laws tntlirown in the hearts of men. It ill becomes us, situated as we nre to find fault with the errors of those across the ocean. Is not the very atmosphere which we breath pungent with the doctrine of godli ness? Let us look around us! Would not a godfearing man he impressed that men have no obligations neither toward God not their fellowmeu. There is an excessive luxury inimic a.: to religion. Dishonesty- by the are Merry Christmas! + t + '*l* *1* 4* 4**i**v , *y"M 4 * *I** I «*I* * I« , I**I , * I , *|£»*f* 'Y'HIS is our wish to one and all. May your Christmas be merry and one of happiness. Let the glad Yuletide spirit reign supreme in every home in Wibaux county is the wish of The W. i | A. Orgain Company.....J The W. A. Orgain Co. THE W. A. ORGAIN CO. many is reputed to be a virtue. We are towering high in disorder— mur der, robery, depth, race suicide. What a colossal monument of iniqu ity raised by men in an effort to be happy. There is no true happiness in the individual nor in the family. The hend of love, of family-tie is burst asunder by the evil of disatis faction. It did not say, His church is ever re seating it ' DENY YOURSELF" take up your cross and follow ME" Would to God that the bond unit vvould seem as if Christ ing husband and wife, wife and husband, children and parents, par ents and children were riveted Christ could have it. I speak family bond knowing that family be secure, the nation will be secure truth, love will have closed the door of their hearts against the lilithing blast of disor der." Let us mi the anniversary of the birth of the Prince of Peace sacri fice our selfishness that has already taken possession of our hearts to ruin the home, the family, "With desolation says the Prophet is the land desolate because there is no one that considereth in the heart". You fathers and mot.ners, wives and husbands, have c .i obligation to ful fil toward God, toward each other toward your children. These obliga tions you will uevei fulfil unless the lamp that lights your pathway in this life be fed with the oil of char ity. Pray that Hit- Infant Prince infused into hearts the softening dews of divine Grace to have peace with God. peace with self, peace with neighbor. KEY. FATHER ( lESLEWICZ CARD of THANKS We. of the Methodist Sunday School. (Davis Addition) take this opportunity to express hearty appre ciation. and thankfulness, for the generous contributions of all who took part in this matter, and es pecially to Mr. Dalis who so kindly gathered up the most of the Christ mas tree fund. We had taken no thought of making this appeal, and so it came as a genuine Christmas surprise, and we Know all our hearts are warmed by being remembered, yours as welt as ours. Again we thank YOU. Officers of the School. of the lr * hp rn Commissioner Proceedings The Board of County Oommis ! sioners ° r ' vn,allx County. Montana, met in regular session at the Court House at One o'clock P. M., Monday, December 7, 1914. Those present being Arthur Barclay, chairman, Paul S. Hede ami C. O. Oliver, com missioners and J. R. Chappell, clerk. The meeting was duly proclaimed by the Sheriff The Board gave an order to the First Remington Typewriter Company fori' one No. 10 typew riter at a price of ,*81 on $81.00. A motion was made to have the bills approved of the proof readers at the end of each month and war rants drawn to cover same. On motion the Board approved the following warrants which have been drawn by the Clerk during the quarter just ending. First National Bank,premium on bonds ............. . . $46.60 lArt E. Jeffers, salary... ... i 1 6.44 R. M. Grand), salary.. ... I 74.66 W. L. Staggs, salary . . . 1 16.44 Maude B. Wills, salarv.. . . . .77.62 |E. F. Fisher, salary.. .... 58.22 J. R. Chappell, s.tlarv . . .1 74.66 J. W. Jones, salarv..... . . 194.06 IL F. Jones, salarv..... . . . .94.53 Seth Manning, salarv... .... 1 5.00 S. J. Wills, salary...... .... 17.50 Rea Porter, salarv..... . . .40.00 First State Bank. premium on bonds ............ .... 45.00 School District No. 6, for court bouse building ....... . . 2 1 20.00 Thorsen & Sail.:, remodeling couit house ........... . . . 500.00 R. M. Grandv. salarv. . ... 1 50.00 Art E. Jeffers, salar ... 1 00.00 J. R. Chappell, salat- 11 . . . ... 1 50.00 H. F. Jouez. salarv .... . . . 125.00 Rea Porter, salarv.. . . . . .75.00 Marie Rush, salary..... ... 75.00 Maude B. Wills, salarv. . . . .66.67 J. W. Jones, salary..... . . . 166.67 T. S. Leland. probation salary. 25.00 John Schuster. ;anitor salarv. .37.00 Setli Manning, salarv. . . .... 15.00 E. F. Fisher, sa'arv..... .... 50.00 W. L. Staggs, salarv. . . . . . .100.00 Thorsen <£ Saltz. remodeling court house ............. . . .700.00 E. C. Janke, painting contract 190.00 Henry Zopfi, wiring building. . 47.48 T. J. Bushell, prtmium on bonds.... . . . 160.00 J W. Jones, road work. . .2166.40 A.rt E. Jeffers, salary. . . . . . . 100.00 J. W. Jones, salarv. . . . . . 166.66 Maude B. Wills, salarv.. . . . .66.67 W. L. Staggs, salarv. . . . . . . 100.00 E. F. Fisher, salary. . . . . . . .50.00 Seth Manning, salarv... .... 15.00 R. M. Grandy, salarv... ... 1 50.00 Marie Rush, salary..... . . . .75.00 Rea Porter, salary..... . . . .75.00 J. R. Chappell, salary. . . . . . 150.00 H. F. Jones, salary. . . . . . . 125.00 Ralph Grant, salarv. . . .... 70.00 On motion the Board adjourned until Tuesday, December o'clock. 8th, at 9 Tuesday. December 8th. 1914. at 9 o'clock A. M., Board met as per The Clerk was instructed to ad vertise for contracts to take care ami feed the poor of tlie county, and to have the same filed with his office, so that action can I e taken upon the same at their March meeting A motion was made to have the Clerk ascertain the exact amount of road machinery, bridge timbers and culverts that are now owned by the county, and to call for bids for the furnishing of iht- necessary equip ment and mat.,-rial for the coming season. The hour of ooon having arrived tlie Board took a recess until 1; 00 o'clock P. M. At one o clock P. M. the Board re convened with all members and the Clerk present. The afternoon was spent in and ifiug bills and claims against the County. Mr. Barclay w as appointed as a committee to 'go to the court house [Of Dawson couat.y to get some infor mation regarding some claims that were filed against this county. The Chairman appointed Mr. He and Mr. Oliver as a committee audit the books if the several officers ot the court ho i e Ou motion the Board adjourned until Wednesday. December 9th. at >9:00 o'clock. clerk. Chairman Barclay Wednesday December tub at 9:00 ! o'clock A. M., the Board met as per I adjournment win the following mrm tiers present. | J aul S. I lode and C. O. Oliver commissioners and J. H. I Chappell ' ' ' ! being absent the meeting was called ;to order by Mr» Hede. The committee appointed spent i the morning going over the books of ihe County Clerk Clerk of the Couit (and the Sheriff and reported them ! satisfactory . le ,10llr ol nf,on haying arrived ttoard took a recess until 1:0<ij ° c l t ! ck P ' M : ] ' one o clock J . M. the Bou'diT. i ?! 3CU , I },' el ? e< ^ 1 ' 1 *^ a members and, | the ( ierk present. 1 1 lle re l ,or t s v.ith the bills on file 1 ,? 1 " J ust icvsi of the Peace were 3,1 ejected as they were not made in I proper torm, th Clerk w as instruet f 1 , to secure the necessary torms and ° ,ave , * ,e Justices of the Peace tile a c,,ln blete and correct report at the nex meeting of L t Board. I he committee on auditing resiiui '5* v, ,^ >r ' OV( ' r ''te liooks of the County Treasurer and reported them .n good shape. On motion tile Board adjourntd until 9 o'clock Thursday, December 10. 19 14. December 19th at 9 o'clock A. M. Board met as per adjournment with all members and ihe Clerk present. The Clerk was instructed to place an order for 100 opera chairs for use in the Court room and also ore chair for the Judge, the opera chairs not to exceed in cost $125.00. The Board -voted the morni ig to the auditing of claims against the County. The hour of noon having arrived Hie Board took a recess until one o'clock, P. M. At one o'cloei P. M. the Board,.). reconvened with all members and the Clerk present. 1'he Board resinned tlie auditii of claims against the County On motion the Board adjourned until Friday, December at 9 o'clock A. M. Friday, December nth I I tli. 1914 9.00 :k A. M., tii 'adjournment \vU!i all members and Board met as per The bonds of L. C. Welsh, H. C. Bauldhaupl and John Piesik as road Supervisors were approved and or dered filed. The Board approved tlie appoint ment of E. F. i ox as deputy Clerk of the Court at a salary of $100 00 per month for jfal time in service. The Board save J. R Chappell, County Clerk percussion to leave the state, as provided by law. A motion was made that all orders for supplies and necessary office fix tores lie filled oat on requisition blanks and signed by the County Clerk. On an opinion Com the Attorney the Boasd passed a resolu tion that the refund of tax upon property assessed in alien is out of their jurisdiction The hour of noon having arrived the Board took a recess until one o'clock. P. M. At one o'clock the Board recon vened with all present. The Board instructed the Clerk to have the County Surveyor print two more official maps of the County The Board resumed and complet jed the auditing of claims against the County. Minutes of the session having been read and approved the Board adjourned Sine die. AHTHI'R BARCLAY, Chairman. Attest: J. R. CHAPPELL, Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners. State of Montana County of Wibaux. I. J. R. Chappell. County Clerk land Recorder and Clerk of the Board of Countv Commissioners, do hereby certify that the forgoing is a full, true and correct report of tlie proceedings of the Board of County! Commissioners, sitting at regular! session, December 7. 8, 9, 10. anil 11th, 1914. Witness my hand and seal of Wl-'j ,al ! x County, th.s 11th day of Dec-j em ,er * ^ ^ J. H. < hAPPELL, siniHair' amount - County Clerk anj Recorder of the Board of County Commissioners. The following bills were approved and warrants ordered drawn for Detective Publishing Co.. Sheriff's supplies ...............$54.62 Brown Tracey & Sperry Co., office J. R. Chappell expense j Brown Tracv & sperry Co office ; supplies .... ...... 70 or, 1 Bessett Stork C tax receipts 42.00 O. S. Drake, dray.ige and work 56 20 O. S. Drake, coal.........6 4 0. . 10.00 Jos. Cassidy appraising iddg.,.5.40 Custer County weights and meas ures ...................106.24 County Clerk, expense...... 297.97 County Clerk, petty cash .... 300.00 John fieash, appraising bldg.. 6.40 T. J. Bushel 1, sheriff rent . 20.00 E. M. Byers, slandered horses 50.00 Frank Breitenfe'd*. slandered horses ......................100.00 J. Busliell. insurance premium ...................60.00 first State Bank insurance premium •.....................60.00 Dr. E. E. Gaines, County physician .........I 00.00 feeding the poor ..................... 2 1 00 Helena Stamp Works, office supplies Mrs. E E. Gaines 1 Jordan Realty c mi um........ J. W. Jones. Kimball-Storer T. S. I,eland T. S. i,eland S. J. Leahy, Missonlain Pul Miller Davis State Bank of V, bonds........ E. F. Peterson, .' H. Putnam, J. W. Jones, tent insurance pre ..........60.00 mileage......1.10.05 >'<•).. office supplies . $ 6 Miller Davis C > , J. F. Stark, Tisdale & An dr N. V. Tyrell. t Irw in Hodson probation officer 28.7u pri iiition officer 30.00 hoard.....10.00 fo., books . . . 35.0 I office supplies ..........14.35 i ftice supplies 2.25 •fund disallowed ws. pris. clothing ........... 6.20 11 expense sup. ............. 100.00 Monitor transcribing .......... 10.00 its. premium on ............4 0.42 ail bedding, 8.85 in board, . . . 5.00 r ;; prisoners, t 9 50 J. W. Jones, telephones......13.36 Dawson County, feeding prisoners .......1 17.00 Yellowstone expense, . copy holder. 5.20 First State Bank, rent At supplies ......................50.00 Burroughs Adding Machine Co . Crescent Hardware Co. Adding machine, .00 Edw. W furniture ....................783.30 Crescent Hard vary Co. heating plmt ..................... 567.18 Crescent. Hardware Co. supplies ....................... 10.10 Wm. Crawly, carpenter work 5.00 Foss-Armtrong, supplies ....27.00 E. C. Janke, painting.......85.00 E. C. Janke, painting........20.00 Royal Typewriter Co., one type writer ...................79.15 Rea D. Porter, jail bedding. . 6.00 Chae It. M ________ Heuuipen lowed Overstad stands . L. C. Smith it Id ers ............ M. I*. Grutith. r iai Dr P. L. Ash lev, Mr Quinn, Sign work & tloverson. disu 1 typew tiler .........12.U0 two typewrit ........170.1 (i work.... 5.00 medical x • 1 —> .......... 35.00 Olive Parks, feeding poor 19.00 Nelson, road work..... 7.50 . Grandv Trans., refund on tax ...................... 2.00 Peter Kramer, coal for poor 4.90 R. M. Grandy, refund on tax. . . .2.00 Fred Eiden. r_dui.il on tax.... 2.00 Bridge Co. culverts Die bold Safe At- Lock Co., jail door and vault.................170.01) Diebold Safe Ac Lock Co., vault fix tures .................... 347.59 C. E. White, stationery......190.67 C. E. White, printing....... 408.75 C. E. White, com. on books. .258.70 W. if. Hatch, road work......15.00 State Publishing Co., books . 2528.58 C. O. Oliver, salary.........140.00 Arthur Barclay, salary......122.70 Paul S. Hede. salary.......129.60 Frank Berry, road work .....22.26 A. L. Hurlbut, county map ..25.00 . 35.50 B. U. Welsh, ro.id work Toi Stout's Weekly Letter ft. is just possible- that there won t lie any Christmas vacation worth mentioning so lar as the members of the sixty-third congress are con cerned this year The talk right now is that the gladsome holiday season will lie reduced io a pitiful week or ten days at the most, and some par tioularly energetic statesmen are solemnly advocating the elimination of even that abbreviated breathing spell. The suggestion lias been made in all seriousness that we take a day off to pay due and proper homage to the American 'Turkey and then iv • urn to the job on the twenty-sixth irrespective of the ravaging affects | of acute indigestion and other dev I astatine physical ailments such as all | too frequently follow our Christmas ; gourmandizing. ' Ol course, there is an ample reas on for this revoluiionary proposal. It I is all due to the frantic anxiety of ail bands to finish up the business of the present session oy the fourth of March next and thereby avoid the possibility of anextra session stretch , ins throughout Die torrid weeks of i 'be coming summer. For one reas ;on or another, all of the members who have thus tar expressed them selves upon the subject, are vitally and emphatically opposed to another special session, there has been a s»s sion of Congress in full blast every summer for the past, five years. The old timers who have been here for longer than ten ;>ears are teetotnllv disgusted with such a way of doing | business. They recall with much sat isfaction which is, however, ting ed with regret at the decadent ten dencies of modern times, the good ; old days in Washington w hen a mem ber of Congress did not really have to remain here a single term That left only siifficieu; time for the labor i burdened statesmen to recuperate thoroughly from mental and physical exhaustion brought about by reason i of bis terrific tod in behalf of the j Plain people, lint also allowed hint I a bit of lea way for some effective fence building, it furthermore en | allied him to devote some attention j to his private business affairs. In | these halcyon days, there was no sweating away here in Washington during the suffocating months of July August and September and the 'life ofa Congressman, while not ex actly a "long, sweet dream", had some of the elemei ts ot' siicb a poetic • exist ence. And then, there's the President, tie too, has expressed the hope that there may be no extra session next slimmer and yet, tie came down to the Capitol last week and remained something like forty minutes during which brief interval he projested a little programme which can no more i be carried out in two and a hail' i months that the proverbial camel can I come to squeezing himself through the eye ot a cainnric needle. One of I two things Is dead certain to happen | here ahouts. Either Mr. Wilson is igoing to be dissappo inted in several ! rather important matters of legisla tion or there will lie an extra session i and a lol one at that. The present j session expires by constitutional lim itation on the fourth of March next I and that is not. « very far distent j date. It will jus' about give us tit"e Jviding we make good progress on them, and not. much, if any more. 1 Of course, there will lie a few small j I | : , ■ , ! , ; . I '■ 1 i ■ *F IRST TATE ANK WIBAUX, MONTANA. s AFETY ERVICE ATISFACTIOINI By opening an account with us, you are assured of all these. Open an ac count with us if you do not already have one—we will appreciate it. . . R. B. Chappell, cashier bills exerting bv unanimous consent lor under the operation of a special rule but it will certainly not permit of any extended debates such as will ;most assuredly lie precipited when the President's ship purchase lull Iconics to the front. Even granting ;that the House, which under press ure of its coIsurc rule limiting de bate can hurry a fill through shoulld bass a lot of the legislation put fort.li by President Wilson, there remains the esteemed senate to lie reconed .with. Tlie term "deliberative body" was invented by some fellow who was groping for same fit and ade quale character! ation of the United .States Senate. It is extra ultrade liberative, when it chooses to be, which is the most of the time. More over. this deliberativeness of the .senate isn't the worst fault imagin able. Quite the contrary, it is a life savor for a great deal of half-baked legislation which is constantly he ing oramnied through the house. But the fact remains that the sen ate is a delibeialive body and, as such may tie expected to live up to its ancient repma>,on in that regard in ttie present in: nice. Now the sen ate lias two or three conservation measures and the other matters of .lesser importance which the house disposed of during the last session, still on its calendars. If it under takes to clean those bills up to and puts over there before ttie fourth of March. In figuring up the possibil ities of a gladsome vacation next summer, tlie members of the house, nor the President Wilson himself, would best not ; Sace too much con fidence upon th" senate. The truth of the matter is. almost [everybody seems to tie in favor of granting congress a long desired rest next sumute>\ If the newspao ers correctly reflect public opinion on tHo subject, the country at large w ould like to see if it could not. tie ia struggle along for some nine month at a stretch wiLiout having congress on its hands, r ingress realizes this fact just as keenly as anybody else. It doesn't wish to lag superfluous on the stage" i" : il does seem as if there is no vet- convenient quitting point. But it will be altogether up to Mr. Wilson after 'he fourih of March If he is content t,> let things go as t hey look for a few months they will go that way and there you are. It's no! likely to be a particular ly exliilerating session at the best. There is considi cable gloom spread about, having . jen wrought hither by tlie hundred ou.t members repub licans, democrats and progressivees, who were defeated at tlie recent election. These fellows are taking only perfunctory interest in the pro ceedings. Service in behalf of the dear people has lost much of its zest for them. The sawdust is a~ t)- nt all out of the doll and they ar" simply going through tlie mo '' •* «>*•• : for Hie «•) rLnia '(> drop, even as it drops for all who stay with the game long enough. TOM STOUT.