Big Timber Pioneer (Big Timber, Mont.) 1890-1975, July 01, 1926, Image 6

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THE BIGTHIBER PIONEER Thursday, July 1 ,1 9 2 6 . '■• - fíi ■ww k *<*'■ ,t .'. fContlnned M b . they hoped that ..their children'and their children’s children plight live „inpeace and comfort. Refusing : to- give up this goodly land without a struggle was but natural. And so, it became evident that civilization could not win in the west, without an appeal to arms. ‘The advance of civilization and the progress of the human race always has been made at the'price of human sac­ rifice. “And so the federal government start­ ed out to subdue the west'by force of arms, in order to prepare a way for the oncoming civilization. General George A. Cutser was one of the bravest, most daring and dashing soldiers of his day. WATERMELONS CANTALOUPES BING CHERRIES BERRIES POP CORN AND CANDIES Paulson Sanitary Grocery Place your order for Berries to can. P h o n e 1 1 2 K Educated at West Point, he had part in the i Civil war, serving with great dis­ tinction under Generáis Sheridan, Kear­ ney, McClellan, and Hancock. He won fame as a fighter in the battle of Bull Run, Gettysburg,„ Winchester and in many 'other engagements and attained the rank of a major general. After the Civil war he became one of the most brilliant and thrilling Indian fighters in the service. From the close of the war to the time of his death, lie was en­ gaged almost constantly on the fron­ tier in warfare with hostile Indians. He was uniformly successful, and achieved victory after victory, until'on the fatal twenty-fifth day of June 1876, he fell at this spot fighting. “It would avail nothing to repeat here the circumstances which led up to the fatal struggle. Time to some extent at least has cleared the atmosphere and it is now' apparent that this was the climax of the Indian warfare.. “How' strikingly in contrast is the zone of which w'e are today a part. As the rains and snows of the seasons that have come and gone since that direful day have long since effaced all trace of the catastrophe so have the passing years obliterated all enmity between pale face and red man. Today' on the very knoll where hut yesterday their people met in furious conflict, they strike hands in frankest friendship. For them the dead past has buried its dead and they meet as brothers in one great fraternity, whose aim is the pointing of all mankind to the highest and the best that is attainable by mortal man of whatever race or previous conditions. No more does the red man follow the travels to the distant hunting ground. No longer does the white man in uni­ form people the forts and hear the call to ride forth for the protection of the settle. The flap of the Indians’ teepee is open and the latchstring of his house is out to the hand of his white brother, for he has learned that white man wishes him well. We are their friends and their friends we shall remain. While today we observe the anniversary of a tragic event there is in our hearts no rancor, no trace of bitterness. There is peace, sweet and abiding, peace in this one time blood stáined valley. The white man has long since laid away his weapons of defense knowing well that this is the peace which endures. There is the rust of years upon the buried tomahawak of the red man, his scalping knife has been transformed to an im- 50.000 FARM FOLKS WILL VISIT THEIR NEIGHBORS 15.000 BILLINGS MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN—AT THE ELEVENTH ANNUAL M i d l a n d E m p i r e F a i r B IL L IN G S September 14,15,16,17 “Montana’s Largest Livestock and Agricultural Exposition.” $25,500 in premiums. New $10,000 Agricultural Exhibition hall. M a m m o t h automobile show in main Exposition building. A princely three nights’ dis-' plajf of fireworks. A real Midway with Ber­ nardi Exposition’s 12 Shows and 5 Riding De­ vices. Daily speed program of harness, running and re­ lay races. Magnificent l i v e s t o c k s li o w s horses, cattle, sheep, swine, poultry. The old west again! Larg­ est Rodeo ever staged in the northwest. The biggest, finest a n d grandest show in the north­ west. • Season Tickets, Good for Entire Four Days and Nights, $1.50. REDUCED FARES ON ALL RAILROADS ENTERING BILLINGS! J. M. Bresnahan, Manager. D i a m o n d T i r e S p e c i a l 30x31/2 Cord...........................................................$9.24 29x4.40 Cord ...................................................... $13.95 This price is made possible by the large quantity of tires purchased direct from the Goodrich factory at Akron, Ohio. J. J . L a c k le n Co. plcment of agriculture and war whoop breaks not upon the balmy air. “Knowing all this to be true we in Montana, who are the chief beneficiar­ ies of this sacrifice of Custer and his command give cordial welcome to those of you who have come within our bor­ ders and have shown a sympathetic in­ terest in the events of this anniversary period. “We know that we have here a fair and lovely land—not yet a land literally flowing with milk and honey,.- but a proud young state of vast extent and incalculable, possibilities, wherein we and those who arc to come after us shall have the high hope of working out an enviable destiny and as we are gathered here in the grateful warmth of the sum­ mer sun for the moment a part of this marvelous panorama of peace promise, something tells us that somewhere out there the heroic Custer and his equally heroic two hundred ‘safe and secure from all alarms,* look down upon the scene as if in benediction and we seem to hear them whisper across the spaces, ‘it was not in vain we died.’ ” This afternoon the troopers contrib­ uted spectacular riding to the Indian rodeo. Veterans gathered in little groups, talking over old times, usually with a ring of the younger generation standing around them, enjoying their reminiscences. T h e older Indians stayed in their tents resting up from (licit* long ride this morning or sat in little groups on the grass, exchanging an occasional word or two or conversing apparently casually in the sign lan­ guage. Tonight out of the park the Seventh cavalry band gave its nightly concert and the Indians staged another tribal dance but the crowd thinned gradually as the automobiles turned toward the, larger neighboring cities and others re­ turned on the special trains. Tomorrow General Godfrey will mark with a cross the Reno, Bontccn ground and funeral services will he held at both functions. CROW AGENCY, June 26.—Burial with full military honors, Saturday^ was accorded one of the troopers of Gen. George Armstrong Custer, who fell with his commander and 200 comrades at the battle of the Little Big Horn, just a few miles from here, 50 years ago Fridas'. The first burial place of the trooper, on the bank of the river, was uncovered a few days ago by men building a road across a part of the old battlefield. Identification was impossible, but but­ tons from an army' uniform found there made it certain that the grave was that of a trooper with Custer. Many' of the dead found by General Terry’s men after the battle were buried where they lay' and the record is not clear as to the definite location of ■ most of them. Chaplain George J. McMurray, who con­ ducted the services, explained that, in­ asmuch as it is impossible to say' wheth cr the man was a non-commissioned of­ ficer, the regiment determined to pay the highest honor accorded an enlisted man. Preceded by his riderless horse, sad­ dled. bridled, hearing the boots and cav­ alry sabre, reversed, the casket contain­ ing the last mortal remains of the un­ known trooper was borne to the site of a proposed monument at Garry'owen as the Seventh cavalry hand play’ed a fu­ neral dirge. At the cemetery, Chaplain MacMurray read the service, three volleys crashed over the grave, and to the sound of taps the regiment paid its last farewell. The funeral was distinguished by the fact (hat, in addition to active pallbearers from the new Seventh, eight members of Custer’s Seventh, who were engaged in the battle where the trooper was killed, accompanied the casket to the grave. Following the funeral, Gen. E. S. God­ frey, a Custer veteran, as chairman of the Custer Memorial association, pre­ sided over the dedication of a great slab of granite, which is to be a memor­ ial to the unknown soldier. The little plot of ground on which the monument stands has been deeded by Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Carter of Hardin, to the memorial Hail is no respecter of person or locality The risk of hail damage may lie lessened by insurance with the STATE BOARD OF IIA1L INSUR­ ANCE which has already distributed about 81,200,000 lo Montana farmers on bail losses. Applications for hail insurance will he recei\ cd by county assessors. Full information may be obtained from assessors or from the STATE BOARD OF HAIL INSURANCE Helena, Montana. Payment of a small Hail Insurance Premium will not break you A HAIL LOSS MAY association for the pioneers of the west. To be placed within the crypt, White Buffalo, for the Sioux and' Cheyenne warriors who came off the battlefield victors 50 years ago, offered bis toma­ hawk, explaining, through an interpre­ ter, that he wished to show in that way that enmity between the red man and the white was at an end. In reply General Godfrey said: “Dur­ ing the seventeenth, eighteenth' and nineteenth centuries there was strife be­ tween our peoples—the struggle\ of the white civilization for supremacy, \pos­ session, development and culture, as against savagery- or barbaric nature. Factional strife among the white peoples of Europe caused bold adventurous spir­ its to seek respite on this western con­ tinent. The ever-increasing population on the coast caused trespassing on the hunting grounds to the west—then came friction, protest, resentment and war. After each war there followed a wave of immigration establishing a hew fron­ tier. “With the discovery of gold on the west coast there began a new frontier—a new pressure from the west. These pres­ sures were accompanied by .grievous wrongs to your people,’ but your ven­ geance only hastened the doom that time awaited. The inevitable result of Ibis nut-cracker pressure was to bring on a crisis. For nearly a decade .that crisis was,delayed through the person­ ality of that brainy chieftain, “Red Cloud,” whose renown will ever live in I he annals of the northwest. “The prelude to this crisis came with the discovery of gold in the Black Hills of Dakota by General Custer’s expedi­ tion in the summer of 1874, and the cli­ max came with the tragedy of the battle of the Little Big Horn, commonly known as “Custer’s Last Battle,” with troops under the command' of' our hitherto nn- dauntable leader. “The semicentennial of this battle we how commemorate. The immediate re­ sult of that battle was a temporary vic­ tory of the red man’s savagery—the ul­ timate result was the wiping ont of all national frontiers—the trlnmph of the white man’s civilization and the merg­ ing of both whites and reds into a com­ mon citizenship and everlasting peace. Time out of mind the hatchet has been with the red race, the symbol of war. We now unite in the ceremony of bury­ ing the hatchet, holding it covenant rof our common citizenship and everlasting peace. We pray the god of our fathers, the great spirit, to insure1 this covenant to all future generations.” *' . In the crypt also were placed a map of the battlefield, photographs of Gen­ eral Custer and several of the leading figures in the combat, some mementoes picked up on the battlefield, medals is­ sued in commemoration of the semi­ centennial anniversary of the battle, to­ gether with a number of booklets de­ voted to historical descriptions of the fight. In the afternoon General Godfrey went again to the battlefield, W’herc Majors Ben teen and Reno made their stands, and there placed a large cross which will mark the battlefield pend­ ing the erection of a proposed congres­ sional memorial shaft. Saturday’s events conclude the three- day semi-centennial program prepared” by the National' Custer Memorial asso­ ciation of which General Godfrey ie chairman, and by citizens and commun­ ities of Montana and Wyoming adjacent to the battlefield:; .. SATURDAY Big Music Festival—half a Dozen Bands and Orchestra. SUNDAY 3 p. m.—Address by Hon. Wm. Jar- dine, U. S. Secretary of Agriculture. 8 p. m.—Concert by Mme. Schumann- Heink for benefit Disabled War Veterans. MONDAY 2 p. m.—Wild West Rodeo, Indian, Auto and Motorcycle Races, “Bill” Hart judging. 8 p. m. —Great Pyrotechnic Display. 9:30 p. m. —Boxing carnival auspices American Legion featuring A1 Web­ ster vs. Dago Joe Gans. And other attractions each day. BILUNGS July 2, 3, 4. You 'don't make pancakes fifteen inches in diameter — There’s a limit to the size of pancakes m m b « z > o. s. Ptt. on. \ Small pancakes and more O F them” is the rule. R o a sting coffee in sm a ll q u a n titie s improves die flavor SW .U .S.PU .O S . YOU don’t make pancakes fifteen inches in diameter. Nor dp Hills Bros, roast Red Can Coffee in bulk! Most foods cooked in sm all quantities are better. Hills Bros. Coffee is roasted a few pounds at a time by our patented continuous process. This exclusive method permits even temperature and constant ven­ tilation, and develops that wonderful flavor that has made Red Can the pride of the coffee- loving West To get this finer flavor, ask for Hills Bros, by name and look for the Arab on the can. It’s quite important. Your free copy of “The Art of Entertaining” will tell you how to make a better cup of coffee. Write for it, to Hills Bros., San Francisco. HILLS BROS COFFEE In the erifinal Vacuum Pack which keeps the \ 9 \ fcesk HILLS BROS., Sept. 261 San Francisco, California Gentlemen: Send me your booklet, “The A rt of Entertaining,” free of charge. Name ......... ;.................................................. . ...................... .. 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