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The Yellowstone Monitor
Published at Glendive, Dawson County, Montana by B. A. Martin
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Entered as second-class matter March S, 1906, at the poetofflce
at Glendive. Mont., under the Act of Congress of March S, 1272.
THURSDAY. MARCH 11, 1915
THE NEW STATE
What would you think if you should hap
pen to wake up some fine morning and find out
for the first time in your life that you were
living in the new state of Montkota? Don't
laugh. Perhaps you are closer to a realization
of that innovation than you think.
A short time ago a member of the North
Dakota legislature who, either in a moment of
temporary abberation or because he was at his
wit's ends for something bizarre to spring on
the good people of the Flickertail state, founc
time to present a bill which has for its objec ;
the merging of the eastern end of Montana anc
the western end of North Dakota into one
state. The name of said proposed common
wealth, it is only fair to the North Dakota solon
to state, has not yet been decided upon.
The bill cites that the interests in the two
sections are practically identical—homogenous,
to be more exact. It proposes to take in that
portion of North Dakota west of the meridian
100, which means almost half of the state's en
tire area, and unite it with any part or portion
of eastern Montana that the people of this enc
of the Treasure state see fit to affix. Why, just
theother day, an eastern paper stated that a
move was on foot to make a new state /'Lin
coin," by the merging of the northwest comer
of Montana with the panhandle of Northern
Some years ago—Harry Sample will tel
you—a similar proposition was a much dis
cussed topic of conversation, but at that time
it was merely a joke, having been gotten up by
Harry and a fellow newspaper scribe, for the
purpose of drawing down some innocent corres
pondence money from the western papers, who
were just greedy for the news.
The present proposition bids fair to attract
more serious attention, and may actually reach
the stage of being submitted to the nationa
congress—providing a capitol site can b<
agreed upon. And "there's the mb" as ok
Bill Shakespeare would say.
TWO YEARS STRAIGHT
For the past two years the lawmakers at
Washington have been everlastingly at the mak
ing of laws. Large laws, small laws, wise laws
and foolish laws; all kinds of laws.
It is now about time that Congress has
rest.. The people, too, will be glad to have
brief respite from the mass of congressional
proceedings. As we write, there stares us in the
face stack and stacks of perfectly good congres
sional records, enough, in fact, to choke to
death a perfectly healthy and normal sized
hippopotamus. We recently found time to fig
ure out that if we should start right in to read
every word on every page of this mass of leg
islative, matter of just tw r o years' growth, it
would take us until the year twenty hundred
and ninety-eight to get to the end of the pile.
One thing is certain, and that is, President
Wilson is to be congratulated on his decision
not to call an extra session of congress as he
did last year. The people are not selfish. They
have had enough. Like the Englishman on the
ground floor of the theatre who, getting some
what peeved at the fellow in the gallery who
persisted in expectorating on his bald head,
shouted up: "I say, old chappie, scatter it
around a bit, I 'mi no bloody hog, you know. "
The conservation, shipping, Philippine,
rural credits and other proposed legislation
which has not been disposed of at the present
session, will now have to wait until December,
although the West feels keenly disappointed
that the conservation measures did not get
through as expected.
THE READERS' DUTY
Perhaps yqu did not know that you owe a
duty to your home paper. According to the
Dresden (O.) Transcript such is the case. We
print the article herewith so you can see for
yourself whether the editor was right or not.
It is worth reading anyway.
"TMs paper belongs to you, Mr. and Mrs.
Subscriber, just as well as to the publisher. You
want it to be a newsy one, of course. You can
help ip^ke it'so.
reader should htf|a reporter, at
least to the extent of reporting the news he
knows concerning his own family and friends.
You perhaps have wondered how we gather so
much new r s for every issue. If every reader
would give us the items he knows, we would
make it twice as newsy as it now is.
"Merely paying for the paper and taking
what we give you is not enough. Other readers
would be interested in learning the news you
know. You'll enjoy seeing it in print your
self. If you do not acquaint us with the items
you know of, you cannot find fault with th
paper for not containing them.
"If you think for one minute, right now'
several items will come to your mind. What i
they are but "personals." We want personals
We want any thing that is news.
"Take a livelier interest in YOUR paper
You'll appreciate it more, as will all of your
Outside of its supposed political foresight
in having paid out a handsome monthly salary
to a secretary for writing a few letters which al
most any member would have gladly written
without pay, or even stamp money, the question
is often asked: "What has the Chamber
Commerce done ? ' '
Never was there a better time than now
for this organization to prove its real worth to
the people as well as to the business interests
never could there be gotten together a body of
men who have the power to boost a community
as have the individual and collective member
of the Glendive Chamber of Commerce.
The question is, "Will they do it!" Wil
they rise equal to the occasion, and lacking pos
sible opportunities, make them? Will they do
something for the farmer—as well as the city
In this connection, we can do no better than
quote the last paragraph of an editorial in las
week 's Dawson County Review, which so accur
ately covers our own opinion on the matter as
to render any other comment on our par
"In conclusion, it may not be inappropri
its efforts to the DOING of some one thing
rather than the consideration of numerou;
problems and the working out of none o
them. ' '
OH YOU MUFFLY!
in numbers will never hold a marker for th<
venom and fire and brimstone brand of Judas
love which Senator "Two-Majority-Muffly'
of Broadwater County holds against our friend
Editor Will A. Campbll of the Helena Ii
pendent. Mr. Campbell was good enough
more telling invectives than we ever dreamec
outside of Jim Jam Jems.
STILL AT IT
(Chronicle) would make it appear and did pub
lish in his libelous and yellow sheet. (Pardor
us while we stuff some cotton in our tendei
INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL NOW, THANK YOU
On many and divers occasions we made
bold to affirm that if the newspapers of the
state would but keep knocking at the hearts of
the people on the subject of changing the name
of the Reform school at Miles City to the Mon
tana Industrial School, the resultant public
opinion would bring about the change by the
egislature. Lo and behold comes the fulfill
ment. "Ask and it shall be granted unto you.
FAITH WITHOUT GOOD WORKS
It was St. Paul who said that "Faith with
uot good works is dead." Anybody can go
around and talk optimism, although but few
allow themselves even that meager pleasure.
The idea is to put your optimistic talk to the
>ractical test—that of "good works."
There can be no better way to show your
optimism—if you have any—than to put some
of your surplus earnings—also if yon have any
—into some sort of building.
Any man of even moderate means can
afford to either build a home for himself or to
contract for some sort of building that he could
rent at a considerable profit to himself, pro
viding he has the necessary ground.
To be sure the ground is necessary; just as
much so as the rabbit in the recipe of the
Scotchman which reads: "In making rabbit
pie, first of all catch the rabbit."
From present indications, the building of
residences this Spring will far exceed that of
any year for some time past. All the city con
tractors report splendid prospects for a rush in
the building business as soon as the weather
will permit. And there sure can be no better
indication of a city's growth and prosperity
than is shown in the building of residences.
At least the early closing law for saloons
will enable some men to get to their work with
out a fresh brain-cloud in the morning. We
have heard old-timers often say that the "one
first early morning nibble is responsible for
most of the troubles of the day. " The best way
to show appreciation of a law is to enforce it.
The Anaconda Standard editorially advis
es men to go out and dig for gold, claiming that
the venture in Montana holds out a promise of
good returns; one that allures and at the same
time invigorates. That sounds all right but
how few of us are willing to stand the privations
that such prospecting work entails ?
This Week's Good Thought: "Mere fault-
finding has nothing to do with the uplift of
man. But if you really have a worth-while
opinion, don't be afraid to express it to any
man no matter on how much higher a level than
yourself he may think himself to be. ' '
This Week's Helpful, Hopeful Hint—No.
A Ready Reference Guide For the
Merchant and the Housewife
2 Charles City, Iowa.
2 Hart-Parr Oil Tractors and Self-lift
and Hand-lift Plows. Supplies always
' on hand at Glendive office. North
Merrill Ave. Phone 221.
John Osland, Mgr.
Glendive Implement Company
Monitor Drills, Fosston Fanning
Mills, "Best Ever" Plows, Moline
' Discs, Harrows, Acme Mowers, Bind
5 ers, Rakes. Rumely Line of Threshing
- Machines and Tractors.
, ALBERT ANDERSON
Attorney at Law
j Practice in State and Federal Courts
Rooms 8 and 9 Masonic Annex
1 Phone 57
DESMOND J. O'NEIL
Practice in all State and' Federal
Courts and United States Land Office.
Office over Exchange State Bank
Phone 68. Glendive, Mont.
J. A. SLATTERY
Practice in all Courts. Real Estate
and Probate Law a specialty. Opinions
on Titles to all Real Estate.
Real Estate bought and sold.
Insurance. Collections given prompt
attention. U. S. Land Office practice.
Office in Dion Block
L. W. CURTISS
Cash Blacksmith and Horseshoer
Lowest Prices But Best Work
By paying cash you get your work
done cheaper. You save the difference
EINAR RIVENES, Prop.
Hart, Schaffner & Marx Clothes,
Stetson Hats, Florsheim Shoes.
THE BEE HIVE
The House of Quality
Harness, Saddles, Horse Goods, and
everything that men wear. Best qual
ity, lowest price. J. J. Stipek, Prop
Phone 66 Res. Phone 176 Store
OPTICIAN AND JEWELER
J. H. MISKIMEN
Optician and Jeweler
Miskimen's eye service is more than
the mere fitting of glasses. How do
you know your eyes are perfect?
Better have them examined and be
C. L. PROCTOR
Expert Watchmaker, Diamond Set
tor and Engraver. Our repair De
partment is unexcelled. All work
given prompt attention.
For Fin« Jon Printing, Neatly and
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REGINALD T. HURDLE
SURVEYOR FOR DAWSON COUNTY
Engineering, Surveying, Estimating,
Irrigating, Contracting, Railroading.
COAL AND WOOD
Coal and wood delivered promptly.
Flour and Feed. (Note:—Bring in
your seed orders and let's see if I
can't save you some money.)
DR. ARTHUR A. BAKER
Office in Dion Block
Office Phone, 25 Res. Phone 138-B
0. D. HOLLECKER
Everything for the home, for the
Ladies, For the Men, For the Children.
Phones—Grocery 12, Dry Goods 112
Druggist and Jeweler
Special attention paid to Mail Or
der business. Post Office Box 565.
Phone 5, Glendive, Mont
DAVIS & F ARNUM
"THE REXALL STORE"
117 Merrill Ave. Phone 16
It takes care and accuracy to prop
erly fill a prescription. Phone and mail
orders promptly filled. Free city de
Eastern Montana Elevator Co.
We pay the highest price for all
kinds of Seed and Grain. "There's
Terry, Fallon, Marsh, Stipek, Intake,
Glendive Office, Phone 107
Monarch Flour is best. We handle it
FIVE AND TEN CENT STORE8
Glendive 5c and 10c Store
611 Beasley Block
We buy for cash and sell for cash.
Why pay more for the same goods
elsewhere? Everything for the home
except food and furniture.
Where good fellowship awaits you
Elefenbrau Beer—Cold and Fresh.
All brands of Whiskies.
GASOLINE, OILS, ETC.
HUGHES OIL 00.
Gasoline, Kerosene and Lubricating
Oils. Beach, N. D., Stipek, Fallon,
Burns and Circle.
Glendive Office, Phone 139-A
i Good Time
For a Good Home-cooked meal
For a Good Bed and Room
Vlalt Joe Wegeseer*« New Hotel
At Stipek, Montana.
7: "Remember, that it is better far, to look to
ward the rising sun each morn with thoughts
of Love and Hope, and with an outlined plan of
action for the day—and even fail— than g a2e
with empty eyes and heavy heart back on a dav
ill spent, purposeless and unproductive.
It really is not a joking matter, but one
can hardly suppress a smile at the following
editorial squib in Sunday's Billings Gazette:
Just why the legislature followed passage of
a prohibition bill with an appropriation for a
state home for inebriates has not yet been satis
factorily explained. ' '
Things to Worry About: "Seven billion
eight hundred and tliirty-nine million, five \ m [
dred and ninty-nine thousand, four hundred
and seventy-six flies are known to hatch from
a single cesspool."
produced 25,000 hags of canary seed.
With races, baseball, prize fights and all
other sports abolished, we may still be permit,
ted by the Anti-Sin league to build a great tab
ernacle and invite Billy Sunday out to give us
a few performances.—Helena Independent.
Frisco says: "Tlie worst licking a man can
get is to be beaten at his own game. ' '
Frisco Says:—"Some people are horn fools;
but the majority are born to BE fooled."
Things To Worry About :—Turkey last year
HEATING AND PLUMBING
OLENDIVE HEATING AND
Let us figure on your heating and
S. J. Daniel, Prop.
H. M. HANLY
We are equipped to take care of
large and small heating contracts and
all plumbing work at the lowest
possible figure. Agents for Eclipse
310 Merrill Ave. Phone 183
F. B. WHETHAM
Boarding, Sale and Feed Stables.
Phone 124 Res 23-R
Moore Millinery Shop
HIGH CLASS MILLINERY
Quality and most becoming styl«
at a right price.
Miss Marie Torkels, Prop.
Beasley Block, Opposite N. P. DeP CI
PAINTING AND DECORATING
JOHN S. LARIMER
House Painting and Interior Decor j
ating neatly done. Auto Paintim [
Paint and Varnish for every purpose
Full line of painter's supplies.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office over Exchange State Br
DR. C. E. DOVE
Office over Exchange State Bsb»!
Office Hours: 9 to 12 a. m., 2 to 5 p ^
Phones: 190 Office, Residence No !
DR. A. J. DuFRENE
DEPUTY STATE VETERINARY
Office over The Toggery, Krug Bl#*
Rivenes-Wester Hardware $
Hardware of every description^
a tack to a tractor. Paints and
ishes. Gun and Ammunition.
For prompt and
ship your Cattle, Sheep and Hogs^°
We also buy Feeding Cattle and -
References:— Stockyard ^ atl
Bank, So. St Paul, Minn.,
Western Commission Cob«
South St Paul and Chic« 0 *