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Volum No. 30 GLENDIVE, MONTANA, THURSDAY, SEPT. 17, 1908 Twelve Pages
nU AIM ,TO PUBLISH A NEWSPAPER. EXACT FACTS ABOUT FRACAS Sho .Y-that the -Calf Is Certainly Entitled to ý. ~talm as a Wholesale Prevaricator. S. i.e;tr has implanted S , !..art an impulse to : w ihe truth. That .: t with some become : factor in shaping S:. ing good for hu . ,; ,: ay, become stifled or ul, lie who acts or ,aks i ,tratdiction to that im t !se*idr! to further his own eislh ,, j'ec(nies at once a dan ger to(, ~,,i ty . Especially is this true of an edit lr. His very position clothes him. with a power to influ , -ce thV i" mind. His training Si:hr i,:it of journalism should :.e Jdei,,.',ped in him the ability to .i;rg- and conditions as they are, and ;is impulse should be, and ..e p is. to. report them honestly, a. with a sacred regard for truth. Tis is applicable to all matters, .h"th.r the same be personal af fairs ,f the editor, or subjects of iic concArn. The public should receive through the columns of a ,ewspaper the absolute truth on all n~atters touched upon. When it ,ecomes known that an editor has elibe jtely misinformed his read ers and betrayed htis sacred trust, re becomes an object of scorn. The editor ,f the Review in the last issue, in an article headed "Vic i ,us assault,' says in relation to the bgl. etween the editor of that pa per and R. L. Wyman, that in view Of the fact that a garbled report of the same had been given, the people are entitled to a plain statement of facts, and then goes on to give the FACTS? and a lot of excuses. Per haps no man ever received a trounc ing at the hands of another, but who, had conditions been just a lit tie different, would have put it all over the other fellow. In that arti cle the Reiview says that once upon a time another local newspaper pub lished some awful things about Wy man, much worse than the Review did, and Wvryan never evidenced any physical resentment then. In other werts, the Review thought because sitn,,e else escaped, that it would take :a chance at it. Met calfpliaved lx\ith the fire and got burnedr. I H sore because he re ceived a a-; i and well deserved whipping .- !.because Wyman did not resent i,, physical demonstra tirn the article: published by anoth er ocal Inewsl ,,.r at the time of putlicatioln, it, vi lich event Metcalf would tI, *-(,,' attacked Wyman thrugh i::- ;\Vspapler and thus would ha\l e- 'apedt a blow that put him do~wn i u.. ~ The follo\,\ ir i a list of some of the LIE: ai''r:ig in the Review Of lasti ee:k. :auiiated to arouse -mpah.th : .s editor and re - achir:: ., ,,~n who whipped LIE N, -!:, Review says that Metcalf y , 'he county clerk's .ce to ,,i i for printing and -suies. 1. * untrue! He did have oi his lpo. . silon at that time a =istof arti(ie whichi he had furnish ed to the count!y, but the amounts Were noetexte ,·l:. The bill was in Smpllete, and if fi ed as it was, it Could not have been acted upon by the board of c ;unty commissioners;, eause it Was not itemized and did 1gt Show how miuch Dawson county 'as indebted to the Review. LIE No. 2. The Review says that t."an hurled a heavy ink well at thPe af as oon as the latter entered - t- Office cidor, and that he was - truck by it on the collar bone, the nlk splashing upon his collar. In the irt blace it would be physically irm t1ible for Metcalf to be struck on ai coliar bone, or anywhere in that 1 vicinity, by an ink well thrown from behind the desk in the county clerk's t office. The wire guard around the desk and immediately in front of S the opening in front of the desk - would prevent any object from be r ing thrown from behind and strik r ing a person in the position that - Metcalf says he was in, as high up as 1 the collar bone. And in this con - nection it may be stated that those s who took care of Metcalf after he i was put out, failed to see any ink - upin his clothing or person. There 5 are no indications of the spilling or l splashing of ink in the county > clerk's office. An ink well thrown , as Metcalf says it was, and causing I ink to splash on his collar, would surely leave its mark upon the floor when it fell, evidenced by splashes of ink. The°e is nothing, and there - has been nothing of this character, F and the mute testimony of the floor I and fixtures in the county clerk's i office give the lie to Metcalf, more I forcibly than words. t LIE No. 3. Cowardly in the ex s treme is the insinuation made by - Metcalf that Wyman struck him with his iron hook, causing insensi bility. He makes the charge not directly but by insinuation. Mr. Wyman's iron hook was never used 3 in the encounter to deliver a blow - or for any other purpose. In fact his ' right hand was swelled for a num f ber of days after the fight, caused 3 by striking Metcalf with it. The f blow that caused insensibility and 3 the last blow struck was delivered - by Wyman's right hand on Metcalf's - ear and neck. There was one blow t delivered to Metcalf's forehead or - top of head before this, and these I were the only blows delivered by - Wyman during the fight, both of i them by the right hand. LIE No. 4. County Treasurer Frank never told Wyman to "cut it v out" as the Review says, and he I never saw Wyman standing in the 1 threatening attitude over Metcalf t when he was down. Wyman was t at least six feet from Frank and from Metcalf when Frank appeared t from the county commissioners' room. 1 LIE No. 5. Wyman never told I anyone that he probably "upper cut" Metcalf as he fell to the floor. LIE No. 6. It was net Mr. Frank f but Mr. Wyman who first summon f ed a physician when he saw that r Metcalf was down and out. Mr. Jes s se DawEc was requested by Mr. Wy t mar. to go for a doctor. Mr. Wyman procured the water that was used to f bring Metcalf back to consciousness, v and worked with Mr. Frank to help e to bring Metcalf to. It was not un - til after Metcalf came to that the d doctor arrived, and thinking Met calf all right then, he having recov t ered consciousness, Wyman told the s doctor that he thought Metcalf was d all right, and that his services would d not be needed. Mr. Wyman told the a doctor to charge the call to him, as I- Wyman had sent for bhn, and if any s charge was made by the doctor for i. that call, it has been charged to Mr. it Wyman and he will pay for it. y LIE No. 7. Metcalf did not write , the article which caused the fight d because he believed Wyman's ;y strength as a party candidate had been weakened by charges broulght at against him. Metcalf had a person t al feeling of hatred toward Wyman d because the latter does not sit sil ts ently by, when the bills for county ie printing are submitted to the board ie of county commissionlers and, stuffed n- and padded as they are, let them go in through without raising a voice in tbehalf of the public who must pay the bills. Unless Metcalf had a per sonal feeling against Wyman, why should he, after admitting that he threw open the columns of the Re view to Wyman a couple of years ago, take the initiative and try to stir up that fight again after a ces sation of nearly two years? Men may honestly differ in opin ion, but when an editor attempts to use his newspaper to try to "get ev en" with another, he challenges all that is fair between man and man, and if he gets the worst of it, he ought to be man enough to admit it in a manly way, and not beg the public sympathy by coming out af terward with a pack of whimpering lies. APPRECIATION As I have just returned from my greatly appreciated trip through the Yellowstone Park will thank my many friends for making me the winner in the contest in the Lower Valley. I en joyed the trip very much, and it is ex,:eedingly interesting to anyone who has never seen the mountainous west. It recalled to me my native home out west among the waving pines and snowy peaks. Those interested can inquire of the Misses Rice, Lucas or Galvin and all will say that we had the time of our lives. JEANNETTE SIMARD. Township plats for sale at the Monitor Office. IN HONOR OF MR. RAPELJE SGREAT GATHERING OF LOCAL PEOPLE IN THE MASONIC QUARTERS ON MONDAY EVENING LAST. An epoch was marked in local Northern Pacific railway circles by the smoker and reception given to Supt. J. M. Rapelje of the Rocky Mountain Division at the Masonic Hall on Monday evening by his many friends and former coworkers of the old faith ful Yellowstone Division, where Mr. Rapelje steadily forged his way to the front until he became superintendent of the division, only recently resigning to accept the superintendency of the Rocky Mountain Division. It was a spontaneous tribute, made more distinctly so by the fact that J. M. Rapelje was the first to work his way up to the superintendency from the ranks of the division employe4, all former superintendents having come here by transfer from other positions. Monday evening, besides the business men of Glendive, it seemed that prac tically all of the railroad" men were there. From superintendent to engine wiper, there was no break in the long ranks come to bid a last farewell to their former superintendent. Ho:.. Wm. Lindsay was called away unexpectedly, so F. P. Leiper acted as master of ceremonies. The entertain ment program was in the hands of G. D. Hollecker, assisted by Dr. A. A. Baker and C. A. Brooks. F. P. Flem ing looked after the wants of the inner man, assisted by Conductors A. E. Anderson and D. C. Maxwell. A choice program of toasts was car ried through. Responses were made by W. F. Jordan, A. E;. Anderion, Henry Dion, Rev. Leland, J. C. Sorenson, A. J. Carr, D. C. Maxwell, J. Deh 3 linger of Dickinsron, J.G. Sanders of Miles City and Supt. B. O. Johnson. MLr. Johnson talked in a most happy vein, laying special stress on the good work that had been done on the Yellow stone during Mr. Rapelje's regime. The Glendlve Orchestra furnished sev eral selections and solos were given by Miss Irene Burns, Miss Irene Jordans 1 and Ray Metcalf, each receiving hear· r ty encores. Young Man Laid to Rest Friday, Sept. 4th, 1908, after a lingering illness of consumption, Har rison Howard, a young man 20 years of age, died at his home near Mondak on the Missouri river. The funeral services were held in the Presbyterian Church at Fairview on Saturday at one o'clock. Ma.ny friends and rela tives accompanied the remains to the church. Rev. L. S. Schermerhorn preached the funeral sermon and the body was laid at rest in the Fairview cemetery Harrison leaves father, mother, brothers and sisters to mourn his loss. He had made his peace with God and had been baptised. His regret was that he could not live to serve the Master whom he had so recently learned to love. While we cannot un derstand why God should call one just entering upon manhood, yet we are reconciled because of the fact that He doeth all things well and His ways are better than our ways. Therefore we can but wait until that great fam ily reunion when there will be no part ing, no pain, no sorrow, no dark val ley of death and then we shall under stand. Mr. and Mrs. Howard and family desire to thank the many friends who so lovingly helped and sympathized with them during the illness and death of their son and brother. A Friend. The event of the evening came when I Mr. Rapeije was presented with a Knight Templar diamond ring, set with a carat and a half stone and bearing Knight Templar mottoes, the gift of the employes of the Yellowstone. The speech of presentation was made by General Haskell, who took for his sub ject "The Bulletin Board." In re sponse Mr. Rape;je spoke feelingly of the great esteem expressed by the gift by his former associates. He took oc casion to pass a few high compliments to the employes of the Yellowstone and the citizens of the city stating that he believed Glendive people and the local railway employes were the best in the world. While it was hard for him to give up his home here, Mr. Rapelje stated that the kindness of his former associates would make the parting much less bitter. In his new home in the Garden City he would always re member the people of the Yellowstone Division as the best he had ever known. Roadmaster Gullickson and Travel ing Engineer Crosthwaite were also in 1 attendance at the reception from out 3 of the city. A signal honor was conferred on the former genial superintendent at a little meeting of the conductors in Masonic Hall in the afternoon. The event was r one that Mr. Rapelje must necessarily remember as long as he lives, for he was presented with a life membership - by the Yellowstone Division, No. 191, y Order Railway Conductors. The emb y lem presented was of enamel on a solid ,gold crown, a lasting memento of the order of which Mr. Rapelje was so long fa member. Both the ring and emblem . presented were furnished by L. R. y Barnett, the railway time inspector. d Taken altogether, not often has any r- citizen of Glendive been favored with such spontaneous tributes as were r- accorded to Mr. Rapelje Monday last. iy As before stated, the events marked an n epoch in affairs on the Yellowstone t- Division, such as the recipient of the honors can never forget. FAIR PROVES BIG ATTRACTION Attendance Is Estimated To Be Larger than ever Before in History of the Association. Today the ninth annual Dawson County Fair comes to an end, after three days that have proved greater in point of attendance and interest displayed than any previous year. Good weather has augmented the at tendance from all points. A visit to the grounds demon strates that the benefits of an annual agricultural display and race meet ing are finally coming to be appre ciated in Dawson. While displays in some lines are not great, taken as a whole, the exhibits in general eclipse those of any previous fair. The floral hall carries an agricul tural exhibit that bears mute testi mony, greater than words can ex press, of the coming era of dry farm ing in this county. Although the grain, vegetables and fruit are hardly as great as last year, they are more comprehensive in every way and are much better quality than anything previously shown, Belle Prairie is strongly represented in this department. The women's department also makes quite a showing, and the many ladies visiting the fair have spent much time viewing the works of art and domestic displays in this department. Poultry has come to the front wondrously in the last year. The big exhibitors this season are J. R. Widmyer, Geo. Muxlow and W. F. Ullman, although a few pens of other exhibitors contained fine birds. The cattle shown were noted prin cipally as the property of J. R. Wid myer, E. H. Kinsey and T. H. Rush of Wibaux. Harpster Brothers also have on exhibition the mammoth steer, now weighing 2,380 pounds, a sight alone worth going miles to see. A. H. Wyman and J. R. Widmyer are the principal showers in the hog department, Mr. Widmyer's Duroc Jerseys attesting eloquently to the kind of stock produced at the Inde pendent Pure Bred Farm. The races have drawn the big int erest of all visitors. Many good l .::::::·::::.:: ":."::Y " ; : ;:: '":.''." '." .: .:. ý ::: r . ::its`.-: >!`!' >y-": ::^- '':"'`Z· ý7:a +n .. wt- j,' ::.?r .-.:.-.. .:ii.i. ::,i .: :..i... : ...... . . .. ..`" fi. }f ,_ý":: ý;r :-- _ .i : ý ti::i':.: . ,:i::i:.":I. .. . :!.:.:: .... .i: :..:..: ý::i:..i. f} .. 5..; ... ·· "''i"":4"; : ýr . . ':-r).": ny:.:...:.:. ii` ."..-.::: - . ....".:y -:' ::: ia ;">: 4 . ., ' "..... ":: ý: : ý:.i}}:.}.iv:":iii}:"ii :"iY":· :ii: i ii .. ....' Sene-from '"Ma's New Husband" at Opera House, Sept. 20. "Ma's New Husband" Pleased. The musical farce comedy "Ma's New Husband" was greeted by a crowded house at the Orpheum thea tre last evening and the compar:y presenting it can be said to be a very excellent one. The character of Herbert Short who impersonated Willie taken by Harry Garrity was indeed very funny, and he is a come dian of great ability. The support ing company was one of the best ever seen in the city. Surely the management of the Orpheum are 1 horses are here and the time made r in all races has been very good. In the 3-year-old race on 1. uesday, special mention must be made of the " surprising manner in which Harry - Hetlms' great young horse, Governor WIilson, went away with the race in - two heats, the best time being 2:291. 1 Governor Wilson afterwards had a - wreath presented to him at the track - by the ladies and posed for his I photo. S. M. Wills, the veteran of Wi baux, is also present with his string and has captured good money, al though he has not been fortunate Senough to secure any firsts. The ladies' relay race has only two entries this year, Mrs. Benning and an Indian girl. The first day Mrs. Benning was the winner, but yesterday the Indian maiden dis i played more ginger in her mounts and ended the (lay some three sec onds ahead in the race ao far. Con siderable interest is felt in the result of the race, and no doubt a good( deal of money has changed hands on the final outcome. The other races have been good throughout, with nothing to be de sired in the way of genuine sport. Auctioneer Baird has officiated as starter, proving himself an adept in that line. The fair will close ,)day amid much enthusiasm. Governor Wilson, the famous little horse belonging to Harry Helms, went a mile against time at the Fair Thursday afternoon. The mile was made in 2:23 flat, which shows what may be expected of the Governor later on. The ladies' relay race today was L ended with Miss Mazie Langie, the Indian girl, as the winner. Her total time for the race was 19:341, while that of Mrs. Benning was 20:10. The time of Miss Langie for the three days was 6:50, 6:25 and 6:23, with that of Mrs. Benning 6:44, 6:31 and 6:55. Great enthusi - asm accompanied the finish of the I event today. getting an excellent class of plays and they should be well patronized. -Santa Barbara, Calif., Times. This great play will be at Glen dive Opera House, Sunday evening next, Sept. 20th. Orino Laxative Fruit Syrup is sold under a positive guarantee to cure con stipation, sick headache, stomach trouble or any form of indigestion. If it fails, the manufacturers refund your money. What more can any one do? Glendive Drug Co.