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Published at Glendive, Dawson County, Montana
by E. A. MARTIN.
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE, $2.00 PER YEAR
Entered as second-class matter March 3, 1905,
at the portoffice at Glendive, Mont., under the
Act of Congress of March 3, 1879.
THURSDAY. FEB. 6., 1908.
It seems quite possible that an era
of probing into government busi
ness in Washington is about to be
commenced, and if it is there are
likely to be many instances of grand
and petty larceny turned up that
will necessitate the establishment of
a government purchasing board to
deal with much of the material that
is bought by the million dollars
worth for the use of the govern
ment each year. There has just
been turned up in the Bureau of
Engraving and Printing a system of
grafting in connection with the ink
contracts that has been going on for
years and has confessedly netted
one official between $65,000 and
$75,000. This was done by collusion
of the chemist of the bureau with
an ink firm in New York, which al
ways got a certain ink contract and
paid the chemist a rakeoff of ten
cents a pound under color of royal
ties for his ink formula which the
company had bought. This was per
haps legal according to the letter of
the law, but the chemist and the
head of the company are both un
der indictment now for conspiracy
to defraud the government. This is
by no means the only case, however
for there have been charges that
things of a similar nature have been
going on in the Government Print
ing Office, the Department of Agri
culture and other federal depart
ments. Now this is not a general
indictment of the government pur
chasing agents. There are a great
many honest and honorable men
among them, some of whom would
not take a lead pencil as a bonus
from any of the firms they deal
with. But there are others, who
own apartment houses and automo
biles on bureau chiefs' salaries and
the temptation is undoubtedly
great. A number of investigations
are talked of and the upshot of it
may be a general purchasing board
with the men on it at good salaries
and under heavy bonds.
Some time ago the "party organ, "
the Dawson County Review, was
boosting tremendously for President
Roosevelt and his public policies.
Du:ing the last few weeks a general
condemnation of the president has run
through the mucky columns of the
same sheet, and a campaign of boost
ing, equally as energetic, has been
comraenced for Gov. Hughes. This il
lustration is on a par with the general
policy of the Review. Chanr;eability,
in accordance with the changes of the
moon and weather, seems to be its
"long suit." To use a common phrase
in some communities, "there is a hen
on somewhere. " Logic was never an
asset of the -Calf, and in this last in
stance, as in the "knock-out-drop"
case, he has displayed his usual lack
of consistency and general idiocy in
At a recent meeting of the Burleigh
county, N. D., bar assoc;:.tion at the
court house in Bismarck extended res
olutions .vere adopted in memory of
the late Gen. Alexander Hughes. It
was a spontaneous tribute and showed
to remarkable advantage the great es
teem held for the deceased by his
Dawson county stockmen are jub
ilant over the recent fall of snow.
The previous lack - of moisture had
grown exceedingly troublesome, and
in some sections stock were ap
proaching actual suffering, but all
that has been relieved for the pres
ent at least.
Following is a list of letters re
maining uncalled for at the Glendive
postoffice on Feb. 6th, 1908.
Johannes Aims, F. B. Babcock, H.
S. B. Balsillie 2, Arthar Burrill,
Geo. Bock, Crawford & Burnett,
Louis Erickson, Joe Hammer, A. G.
Johnson, Mrs. Bert Kinney, Bob Maus,
Fred F. Marvin, Michael Meng,
Bertha Olson, Harry Parks, Foreman
"Press," Roy Redfield, Robert Sea
ton, C. L. Stewart, G. E. Sweeny, L.
A. Smith, Chas. Thurman, Mr. and
Mrs. W. C. Williams.
When calling for the above please
John C. Sore t , P. ,.
In Memory of Mathew Obergfell
Once again the silent messenger
of death has entered our family cir
cle and taken a loved one, a fond
husband and loving father, but we
trust that our loss is his gain. Math
ew Obergfell of Sidney was born in
Baden, Germany, Sept. 21st, 1840,
and died Jan. 27th, 1908, aged 67
years, 4 months and 6 days, He
came to America in May, 1862, and
enlisted Dec. 21st, 1863 as a private
in the sixth battery of light artille
ry, and was honorably discharged
July 22nd, 1865 at Indianapolis, Ind.
He was married to Barbara Stierle
April 2nd, 1867 at Kansas City, Mo.,
and came to Montana March 12th,
1882, locating in the lower Yellow
stone valley, where he resided con
tinually up to the time of his death.
He has left to mourn, a wife and
eleven children, as well as n- iost of
Farewell, father, we shall miss you,
As the lonely days go by,
But we know you've a fairer man
In your heavenly home on high
We shall miss your loving presence.
Miss your gentle, pleasant face
From the lovely family circle
And the old familiar place.
Our thoughts still linger with you,
Death's cold Jew is on your brow;
We know within our aching hearts
We have no father now.
Could we see beyond the portal
Of eternity fair and bright,
Father with the loved ones stands,
Robed in the purest white.
He vould whisper to us softly,
In a low and gentle tone,
Weep not for me, dear wife and
For I am not in heaven alone,
Call rne not back there to linger,
For I'm in a better land,
And when you come I'll meet you,
I will clasp again your hand.
Gone from earth and all is over,
Gone, and lonesome is the day,
As we look about the homestead,
Where in life he used to stay.
Wife and children, kind and loving,
Nevermore will see his face,
Nevermore, our loving father,
On this earth will we embrace.
But we trust in God's great good
And the gentle Savior's love,
Who for our sakes left the glory
Of the home in heaven above.
Died, at the home of her daugh
ter, Mrs. Dr. J. L. Atkinson, in
Poplar of pneumonia, Jan. 24th,
Mrs. Wm. Bowden, aged 71 years.
Deceased was born on the Isle of
Man in 1837. She came to America
fifty years ago with her husband.
They have been residents of Daw
son County for seven years, living
on their homestead.
Mrs. Butler had gone to Poplar to
visit a few days, where she con
tracted the disease which caused
her death. She ieaves to mourn
her loss an aged husband and seven
children, William R., John H., and
Thos. E., of Dawson County, B. F.
Bowden and Mrs. Dr. Atkinson of
Poplar, Mrs. J. S. Robinson of Red
stone, Mont., and Mrs. Chas. McIn
tyre of Spokane, Wash., besides 22
grandchildren and a host of friends.
The funeral services were conducted
by the Rev. Mr. Butler of Culbert
son, and she was laid to rest in the
cemetery ?t Poplar. She was a life
time member of the Episcopal
church and passed away with the
assurance that she had gone to
await her loved ones in a better
Granted this week. Report by C.
A. Snow & Co., patent attorneys,
Washington, D. C.--Agnes Thueson,
Anaconda, clothes stick and catcher
-Walter McCafferty, Butte, rail
way rail. For copy of any of above
patents send ten cents in postage
stamps with date of this paper to C.
A. Snow & Co., Washington, D. C.
Bids for this year's tapping of
water mains will be received by the
undersigned city clerk up to 4 o'clock
p. m. of Feb. 17th, 1908. Bids to in
clude all material and labor in tap
ping, laying pipe up to 18 feet within
property line and including curb cock.
Specifications will be furnished p'ovs
pective bidders by the city clerk. City
council reserves the right to reject
any and all bids.
By order of the city council.
Dated Feb, 6, 1908. City Cler,
" A six o'clock tea was given by Mrs.
G. D. Hollecker on Tuesday evening
in honor of Mrs. Little of Caldwell,
Idaho, a sister of Mr. Hollecker, the
luncheon being served in four co=::rps.
The rooms were most handsomely dec
orated with cut flowers with carna
tions and hyacinths as table decora
tions. The place cards were very
beautiful, being hand painted by Miss
Marie Hollecker. Progressive whist
was played at six tables, the high
score being won by Mrs. E. J. Berry.
The departing guests all voted Mrs.
Hollecker a delightful hostess.
A reception and banquet was tender
ed to Mrs. Heppner, Grand Worthy
Matron of the order, by the ladies of
the Eastern Star last evening. Short
addresses were made by J. C. Soren
son, E. P. Baldwin, F. P. Fleming.
Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Heppner. A
cornet solo was rendered by W. E.
Dunkerly and a vocal solo by Mrs.
Geo. Haskell, entitled "Good Bye For
ever."' "On the Race Course," a
piano duet, was excellently rendered
by the Mesdames Haskell. A recita
tion, "The Practical Girl," by Mrs.
C. E. Bell was greatly enjoyed by all.
Special mention must be made )f the
cornet solo by F. C. Hughes. As the
silvery notes of the instrument rang
through the room, many of those pres
ent were reminded of past premier
cornet soloists of the Sousa, Theodore
Thomas and other organizations. The
banquet was excellent, and a dance
was held after the close of other busi
This was an official visit of the
Grand Worthy Matron and as such
was a most notable event. During
the course of her remarks Mrs. Hepp
ner referred particularly to the new
Masonic Home at Helena, which will
be opened for occupancy in June, bu!
will not be dedicated until September.
She also took occasion to compliment
the local lodge on its splendid condi
tion, and the excellent work its mem
bers are doing.
Mr. LivingstAon of St. Paul, a vii)
linist of note, will render a solo at
the evening servies of the Elisco
p;l church next Sunday.
IREAT IN PROSP[C1
There is always a feeling of rest,
icontentment and simplicity in the far
away country vil ages and cross-road
hamlets far from the hum and bustle
if city life. There is a trustfulness
lhat adm its of open doors aud hospit
able welcome. A newcomer is looked
upon as a friend until proven other
wise. Each individual in the little
town knows the movements of his
friends and neighbors. Down in Indi
ana, in the southwest part of the state
is a little hamlet with its crcss-roads,
post office, blacksmith shop, old fash
ioned tavern and the usual brick court
house. This is the home of "Sis"
the generous hearted frolicsome Hoos
ier girl who is forced by circumstan
ces, from romping the streets of her
native village to tread the cemented
sidewalks of New York City, where
she becomes thr butt of ridicule. Her
sallies of wit, as she gets back at her
tormentors soon makes it appe r that
she is outgrowing provincialisms and
as the woman merges from the child,
she rapidly adapts herself to her sur
roundings and becomes a self-made
woman. The Tom Boy returns to her
Indiana home a lady of culture when
she replaces the old latch string with
an electric bell, the rag carpet gives
way to rugs on hard wood floors. It's
a pure, sweet play brinmning with fun.
"Sis in New York" comes to the
Glendive Opera House, Sunday, Feb
Landmark Goes Up In Flames
Through Explosion of
Dickinson, Jan. 30.-Fire last
night practically destroyed the old
Messersmith d6rner building, the
property of the Dakota National
bank, and occupied as a confection
ery store by Smith & Kimberly and
STOP, LOOK, LISTEN AND
In Block 22 Five Lots Two Houses
In BlocK 25, Three Lots
In Block 28, Three Lots, Corner
In Block. 29, Three Lots, Corner
In BlocK 30, Two Lots
In Block 31, Twelve Lots
In Block 143, Four Lots, Corner
In Block 143, Two 1-'I Lots
In Block 175, Six Lots
The above are as fine residence lots as can be found in GlEieni i
anyone contemplating buying and building should get our prices.
14 BUSINESS LOTS IN SIDNEY, MONTANA.
WE CAN GIVE TERMS
Fire Insurance Written in the Best Compatnies
HILL (D, MILLER,
'Phone 185 Over First National Bank
Henry F. Roberts as a watch and
jewelry store. An explosion of the
gasoline plant used for lighting
caused the fire, which was spread to
all parts of the store in no time, the
o:cupants barely getting out alive.
The fire was early in the evening be
fore the jewelry had been placed
in ;he safe, and Mr. Roberts will
probably be quite a loser, as he car
ried but partial insurance. The fire
men had no difficulty in keeping the
flames from spreading, but there was
no chance to save the contents of the
store so fast did the fire spread to
NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS
A recent ruling of the postoffice
department prohibits the mailing of
newspapers at second class rates to
subscribers who are more than one
year in arrears. Of course, being in
but our third year of existence, this
ruling will not work as great a hard
ship with us as with older papers, but
still there are quite a few subscribers
who are more or less in arrears. If
such is the case, see that your sub
scription is paid before the expiration
Of three months, the time allowed
publishers to bring their lists up to
late. or of necessity your name will
dropped from our list.
DON'T FORGET THE
BASKET BALL 6AME
Beach vs. Glendive.
Turn out and Boost
Brief and Breezy
If we are going to have a Japa
nese war, it would be a great
scheme to have it pulled off in
France where it all seems to be
Speaker Cannon seems determin
ed to keep the tariff fence so high
that the Republican elephant can
not see any of the inviting pastures
on the other side.
Tnis Congressional love match
came near being a case of Rhine
wine and Sulzer.
Pittsburg has got on so well for
some months without any stock ex
change that it seems almost a pity
Sto reopen it at all.
Count Okuma, the Japanese
statesman, explains that he never
advocated an ins irrection in India.
Stii, if there has to be an insurrec
tion, he does not know of any better
place for it.
J. W. JONES
Post office Iddress,
Horse brand on left
Range on Cottonwood
and Castle Creek.s, 25
miles north of Wibaux.
on left thigh.
E. F. FISHER,
Practice in all courts and before
U. S. Land Office.
WIBAUX - - MONTANA.
Special attention given to county seat
businePo at Glendive and Milea City.
Watch this space for
BARGAINS next week.
THE STOVE MEN.
RE SOLVE D
THAT WE ARE STILL
HAM. ERI I G AWAY AT
REDLkCING OUr STOCK.
SWE ARE STILL /1AKlNIG THE
SPARKS FLY OUTOF OUR
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