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Yellowstone Monitor.
Published at Glendive, Dawson County, Montana
by E. A. MARTIN.
Entered as second-class matter March 3, 1905,
at the postoffice at Glendive, Mont., under the
Act of Congress of March 3.1879.
THURSDAY. JUNE 12, 1913.
In the year of 1912 the brewing of
beer in the U. S., consumed 80 mil
lions of bushels of malt barley, 120
millions of bushels of corn and 50
million pounds of American grown
hops, to say nothing of the enorm
ous quantity of hay and oats used
for horse feed by the breweries. We
state this merely as a matter of in
formation to the farmer who raises
these commodities not that we care
one wav or the other.
Enlightenment vs. Reticence
We do not pretend to be a "sev
enth son of a seventh son," nor do
we claim the power of prophecy in
anything save what our experiences
of the past, teaches us to look for
ward to in the future.
On the strong drink question, for
instance, we feel that it has been, is
now, and ever will continue to be a
three-cornered fight, with prohibit
ion and debauchery at each extreme
end, and with common sense as the
happy medium.
We have heard a great sociologi
cal worker once declare that "the
most effective prohibition is that
which the individual self-imposes,
regardless of others."
More credit for honesty is due the
bank cashier who with every oppor
tunity to steal still remains honest,
than to the ordinary citizen to whom
the temptation or opportunity to
rob a bank never presents itself.
The control or proper regulation
of the drink question as well as the
sex question should be one of indi
vidual effort and attainment.
The grain, as well as the ability to
brew and distill, was given us by
the same Power that gives us fire,
which can either warm or consume;
dynamite, which can be used to im
prove or destroy; and poisons, which
may be used either to sustain life oi
take it away.
We have all learned how to use,
and how to avoid the abuse of these
things, but how far have we gone in
the acquisition and dissemination of
similar knowledge in thp question of
drink and sex?
What efforts are we actually mak
ing to train and educate the young
mind on these questions, with the
same scientific exactness that we
use on so many other branches of
knowledge of smaller importance?
What are we actually teaching in
our churches, schools and homes
about physiological cause and effect
in connection with drink and im
morality? It is true that we aim to
teach a theological morality but it
bears the same relation to nature's
laws, that theory bears to practice,
and so because it threatens rather
than enlightens, it falls far short of
what such training should actually
We should educate our parents
and children on these subjects from
a hygienic quite as much as from a
moral point of view. There is no
need for anyone to varnish the
truth with a veneer of maxims and
generalities. As great a part of this
training should come from the med
ical profusion as from our spiritual
Rather than have a boy or girl
grow up in ignorance of the vital
facts in connection with drink and
vice, to find them out as the wife of
a recent suicide found them out, we
would want to take that boy or girl
by the hand, and in a spirit of lov
ing solicitude visit every clinical and
insane hospital in the state, and fol
low the career of the misguided vic
tims from the inception of their
crimes to their last resting place in
"Potter's field."
This would not be the nicest thing
in the world, and even the contem
plation of it gives us the same
creepy feeling that we get in look
ing at a microscopic enlargement of
the fly, the mosquito and vermin
An intimate study of any of these
subjects involving disease and death
is always more or less disgusting,
but is it not better that we have a
thorough knowledge even of dis
gusting things and by such know
ledge learn to avoid them, than to
live in ignorance, and even in ab
stinance not to know the real dan
gers which we may be luckily avoid
The Cynic's Dictionary
HumanitarUnism—The love for
humanity that railroads demon
strate when they refuse to install
necessary crossings, fearing that
people may be injured.
Judge—A man who can tell its
age and quality by merely tasting
Good Judge—A good man who can
tell its age etc., but who does more
to it than we said the Judge does.
Friend—"A man who knows all
about yon, hut who likes you just
the same." We swiped this from
Mark Twain, but we use it just the
Vacation—A necessary rest which
don't cost you anything to get, but
a great deal to get rid of.
Itinerary—Meaning, "I spend rare
tin." To get full force of this beau
tiful word, just spend your vacation
in the East.
Flax—Little seeds that resemble a
well-known bedstead visitor minus
the legs. From this word comes the
word "flaxy" which means, a person
who squanders money like Harry
Lauder, et al.
Popular Citizen—The person who
pays his subscription regularly in
advance, without having to be
"dunned" for it.
Bull Mooser—This misguided but
earnest animal is fast becoming "ex
tinct," the accident on the last syl
lable. (Note—We know this is raw
and kind of swarty, but honestly,
we just hate to rub it out.)
The Monitor—History, drama,
vaudeville, and moving pictures all
rolled into one. 52 mammoth per
formances for $2.00, with a valuable
premium thrown in. Why vacillate?
County Agriculturists For Montana
Bozeman, June 9.—The plan of em
ploying county agricultural demonstra
tors, which has become popular in the
central United States, is being car
ried out in Montana. Flath ad, Fer
gus, Custer and Dawson counties al
ready have such agriculturists and
Ravalli is making plans.
These men are studying methods of
farm management and cropping with
the view of formulating a desirable
agricultural policy for the various
parts of Montana. They work in co
operation with the agricultural col
lege at Bozeman and with the U. S.
Department of Agriculture at Wash
ington. They will encourage diversi
fied farming and study forage prob
Rural education and particularly in
dustrial contests among boys and girls
will be promoted. Mr. Carl H. Pet
erson is working with Fergus County
boys growing potatoes tor the state
fair and Mr. M. L. Wilson is doing
the same in Dawson and Custer coun
ties growing corn instead of potatoes.
Fast Time With Dairy Cows
$30,000 Shipment
The fastest time ever made west
bound with a shipment of live stock
was that just performed by the
Northern Pacific in transporating a
shipment of 250 head of high grade
dairy cows from St. Paul to Big
Lake, Washington, 75 miles north
of Seattle, in 121 hours, which in
cluded the time the cows were off
the cars for feed, rest and water.
This dead time consumed
approximately 15 hours, which leaves
the actual running time between St
Paul and Big Lake, 106 hours for
the distance of 1985 miles. This
shipment of cows was valued at
approximately $30,000 and they are
to be used on the cut-over timber
lands in the Puget Sound country
north of Seattle by small dairy
farmers and creameries, also to im
prove the local herds.
N. Pacific officials are proud of
the performance, as are the western
cattle dealers to whom the cows
were consigned. The shipment left
South St. Paul stock yards at noon
May 25th and arrived at destination,
Big Lake Washington, at 11:15 A.M.
the 30th.
To the boys who are growing pota
toes in the state fair industrial con
test the following may be useful.
White potatoes are preferable.
They must be of good size, not over
grown and coarse but large enough to
bake and cook satisfactorily.
They must be smooth, free from
scab, sunburn, cuts or nubs.
The eyes should be shallow so as
not to waste in paring.
They shonld be broad and not tap
ering at the seed end, indicating that
they are not running out.
The twelve potatoes selected for
the exhibit need to be uniform in size,
color, and shape.
One boy lost out last year because
his potatoes were too large, another
because his exhibit had been exposed
to the light so long it had become dis
The boy exhibiting the best twelve
potatoes in each county will get a free
trip to the state fair next September.
The contests are in charge of the
county superintendent of schools.
President Elliott Offers Medals To
Montana Boys And Girls
Secretary Breitenstein of the Mon
tana State Fair has received from
President Howard Elliott of the Nor
thern Pacific railway the offer of med
als to the Montana boys and girls who
win the industrial contests. This in
cludes a bronze medal with the North
ern Pacific emblem for each of the
boys winning the county championship
in corn-growing or potato-growing
and each of the girls winning the
county championship in sewing. The
medals will entitle wearers to free ad
mission to all departments of the
state fair, and also to free entertain
ment as well as to the courses in stock
judging and in domestic science given
by the Montana Agricultural College.
The county champions will compete
for the state championship at the
state fair, Helena, with the same ex
hibits that have won county honors.
Mr. Elliott offers a gold, a silver, and
a bronze medal in each of the three
classes—com, potatoes and sewing.
The contests are for boys and girls
between twelve and eighteen years of
age. The county superintendents of
schools have the contests in charge in
their respective counties, and F. S.
Cooley of Bozeman is superintendent
of the boys' and girls' department at
the state fair.
Governor Stewart to Attend
Miles City Round Up
Miles City,Mont.,June 10th—Gov.
Sam V. Stewart of Montana, who
was swept into office by last fall's
Democratic tidal wave, must either
make good a jocular acceptance to
lead the historical pageant of the
Miles City Round Up and Frontier
Day Celebration or else have an
embarrassing lot of.explaining to do.
In a letter to the Association of
pioneers, he stated that he would
wear his c"haps" and spurs and the
committee has taken it literally.
In order that the Governor may
be allowed no loophole of escape, a
local manufacturer of cowboy
equipment is making up an elaborate
and fancy pair of Angora chaps and
silver mounted spurs with leather
cuffs, Stetson, and all that goes
with them. As the Governor is
perfectly at home in the saddle and
is considered a "game sport" the
pioneers are satisfied that they will
have at least one feature in their
parade never before duplicated.
Another Appointment
Labor will feel the same satisfac
tion in the appointment of the assist
ant secretary of laborjas the west felt
in the naming of Clay Tallman of Nev
ada for commissioner of the general
land office and the selection of Anth
ony Caminetti of California as general
immigration commissioner.
If an earnest of President Wilson's
sincerity in the cause of fundamental
democracy had been desired by the
country, it is to be found in the recent
appointment of Mr. Louis F. Post.
Mr. Post is editor of the Chicago
Public, the best democratic periodical
in the United States. He is a single
taxer, but his house has more than
one window. His democracy is at
the same time intellectual and sym
pathetic. His tnought gives both
light and heat. His philosophy Is pure
Christianity. His tlaismanic word is
* 'service. ' ' He sees that Go d is not
responsible for the evils of society,
but man is. And the tool with which
man has wrought evil his privilege,
the driving power, greed. The evil
of society inheres in two perversions
commerce and and labor.
Mr. Pdlt is thorough. He is no
comprises He will, if given a
chance, put the work of his depart
ment in a new light, direct it to
ends that are truly remedies. It
is well that such a man should
be drafted into the service of
the people. It is better that
such a drafting is not to deprive the
country of too much of his time and
effort as an editor. He will continue
at the head of the Public, where his
work has been such as to put him in
the journalistic category with men
like George William Curtis, E. Law
rence Godkin and Carl Suhurz—friends
of all of the largest human liberty.—
Helena Independent.
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«T 3*
Scenic Highway
through the
Land of Fortune
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Scenic Highway
through the
Land of Fortune
A Good line to Travel by
Good Service, Luxurious Equipment and
Courteous Treatment
Train No. 1, daily, electric lighted, Chicago new ^ e ^
minai station. Through train from Chicago via C. &
w w. Ry. Pullman, drawing room and tourist
sleeping cars. Observation-Library car with barber
and bath. Dining car coach, Chicago to Seattle.
Train No. 3, daily, electric lighted, Chicago union
station. Through train from Chicago via C. B. & Q.
Ry. Pullman, drawing room and tourist sleeping
cars. Coaches and smoking car and dining car.
Train No. 5, daily, electric lighted from St. Paul
Minneapolis. Pullman, drawing room and tourist
sleeping cars. Coaches and smoking cars, dining cars.
Train No. 7, daily, electric lighted from St. Paul
Minneapolis. Pullman, drawing room, sleeping cars
to Jamestown and Fargo. Coaches and smoking cars
to Glend ive. Connection from Superior-Duluth.
Train No. 153, local passenger train. Glendive to
Billings, makes all stops.
Train No. 2, daily, electric lighted through train from
Portland, Seattle and Tacoma to Chicago via St. Paul
Minneapolis— C. & N. W. Ry.-Pullman. drawing
room and tourist sleeping cars. Observation-library
car with barber and bath. Dining car-coach-Seattie
to Chicago.
Train No. 4, daily, electric lighted through train
from Portland. Tacoma and Seattle to Union Station,
Ch icag o, via St Paul-Minneapolis, C. B. & Q. Ry.
Pullman, drawing room and tourist sleeping cars.
Coaches and smoking cars, dining car.
Train No. 6, daily, electric lighted from Seattle and
Tacoma to St Paul and Minneapolis. Pullman, draw
ing room and tourist sleeping cars. Coaches and
smoking cars. Dining car.
Train No. 8, daily, electric lighted from Glendive to
Minneapolis and St. Paul, with connection to Super
ior-Duluth. Coach and smoking cars Glendive to
Minneapolis and St. Paul. Pullman, drawing room
sleeping car James town-Fargo to Minneapolis and St.
Paul; Fargo to Duluth.
Train No. 154, local passenger train, Billings to
Glendive, makes all stops.
Time Table
No. 1, arrive 4:25 a. m. ; depart 4:35
No. 3, arrive 5:40p. m. ; depart 5:50
No. 5, arrive 5:05 a. m. ; depart 5:15
No. 7 at 10:10 p. m.
No. 153, departs 6:10 a. m.
Sidney branch, No. 478, leave 6:30 a. m.
No. 2, arrive 11:25 a. m. ; depart 11 :35
No. 4, arrive 1:55 a. m. ; depart 2:05
No. 6, arrive 6:10 p. m. ; depart 6:20
No. 8, depart 5:45 a. m.
No. 154, arrive 4:06 p. m.
Tues. , Thurs., Sat., arrive 4:15 p. m.
For full information call on or address
Travel in comfort over the Scenic Highway.
W. J. Buchner, Agent, Glendive, Mont. ; J. E. Spurling, General Agent, Billings,
Mont. ; A. M. Cleland, General Passenger Agent, St. Paul, Minn.
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Stipek Items
Mr. Wickaser has given the con
tract for his new "house and work
will begin immediately.
Mrs. Webb returned Saturday
from the hospital and is much im
Mr. and Mrs. Griffiths drove to
Glendive on business Monday.
Mr. Geo. Warnke and family have
moved into the house formerly oc
cupied by Mr. Andrews.
There was a large attendance at
the Children's Day exercises Sunday
eve. The program was much en
joyed by all present. The children
did exceedingly well.
Miss Marguerite Ward went to
Belfield, N. D., for a visit with
friends and relatives.
The Ladies' Aid will meet with
Mrs. J. M. Peterson of Morgan
Creek Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Hromas of
Lincoln, Nebraska are here visiting
their sons, Emil and W. F. Hromas.
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Tague were
Glendive visitors Friday.
Brya,ns Name On 17th Amendment
Washington, May 21.—In the pres
ence of a notable company.including
many legislators who had to do with
its adoption, Secretary Bryan today
signed the formal announcement of
the 17th amendment to the constitu
tion providing for the direct election
of senators.
Former Representative Harry St.
George Tucker, of Virginia, chair
man of a committe in the Fifty
second congress, having charge of
the first direct election of seantors
resolution that passed the house;
Representative Rucker of Missouri,
chairman of the committee in the
Sixty-second congress which had
charge of the resolution which finally
was adopted, aad Senator Borah,
who championed the change in the
senate, was present as was Mrs.
Secretary Bryan used four pens to
sign the proclamation. The first
which he used to write "William,"
went to Mr. Tucker, the second,
with which he wrote "Jennings."
went to Mr. Rucker; the third, with
which he wrote "Bryan," he kept
for himself, and that with which he
wrote the date, he delivered to
Senator Borah. To those assembled
Mr. Bryan expressed his gratification
at being the offiicial to proclaim the
constitutional change.
"Father grows younger every day."
And his new photograph hits him to a
The old portrait taken twenty year
ago, made him look so serious and old
fashioned—not a bit like he really is.
We wouldn't part with it of course.
But isn't it splendid to have a picture of
him as we know him—just as he looks
And father says that he's glad he gav * 1
in and had it made—that having vo ir
picture taken is far from an unpleasant
experience now-a-days.
(f. "Wing is the photographer in £/e n</i
Stallions For Sale
Five imported Black Percheron Stallions,
3 and 4 years old, ton horses. Will price
these stallions very low.
David Ryan
Marshall, Minn.
W. F. STUTZ, Prop.
Sunny Brook, Pickwick Rye, Fitzgerald Whiskies.
Pure Wines, and Cigars that Smoke.
Corny Parlors and Courteous Treatment.

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