Geyser Judith Basin Times (Geyser, Mont.) 1911-1920, December 26, 1912, Image 1

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No restriction is placed on the mailing of salted, dried, smoked or cured meats, but fresh meats will be transported only within a first zone. Fragile articles including millinery, toys, musical instruments and articles of glass in whole or in part, must be packed securely and be \fragile.\ marked • Articles that may not be sent by parcels post include intoxicating liqu- ors of any kind, poisons, animals, in- sects or reptiles, explosives of any kind inflammable articles including matches, infernal machines, pistols or revolver , . disease germs, defamatory or scurrilous matter now prevented by law, live or dead animals or birds or poultry, raw hides or pelts, or anything having a bad oder. Books and printed matter mav not he forwarded at parcels post rates. but only at he pound rate, or third class matter. near future. Already (;eyser has sev- dif- eral buildings wired and are awaiting the pleasure of the power company. Zones 1st -50 miles 2nd -150 miles 3rd -300 miles 4th -600 miles 5th -1,000 miles 6th -1,400 miles 7th -1,800 miles 8th—over 1,800 Two Clean Ones. It is not very often a newspaper pub- lisher prints articles which have no name signed, but this office received one on Monday which is so near a new item that is given space: Articles \Our generous and big hearted ' banker started out one day last week to clean up the town. His first charit- able stunt was to offer to pay the bill if two cif our Honorable Omens Every I would take a bath. Nluch to his sur- First addirional prise his proffered kindness was at , pound pound cepted and our barber was $1.00 to $0.05 $0.03 the good, doe to the generosity of the .04 hanker. Those wishing bath tickets .05 will be accomodated by calling at the .06 h an k.\ .07 .09 .10 .06 .07 .08 .09 .10 .11 .12 .12 Christmas at the Church. Last Monday evening the Congre- gational church society held their Christmas entertainment and the church was filled and standing -room was at a premium. The program was an interesting one and given by the scholars of the Sunday and public school and each one taking part show- ed their training had been done in a . careful manner. The program was en- joyed by everyone present. Much to! , the merriment of the youngsters ()Id Santa appeared and the distribution of I presents and remembrances began and each, scholar received a token. NI iss Cora Clapper who had charge of the ; entire program, the training of the actors and the rehersals. deserves a ' large amount of credit and praise for her untiring effort in making the pro- gram as interesting as it was. 'The exercise were a complete success and all were well satisfied. Following are the rates for the ferent zones: Several couples enjoyed a social dance in the hall last Saturday eve- ning. Several towns along the Great Fails Lewistown electric light line are re- ceiving electric current or will in the New Year Resolutions. A gentle zephyr wafted the follow- ing resolutions into our sanctum: I resolve the following year that I will not drink any, unless I am dry— very dry. That I will let people mind their own business and assist them all I can That I will agree to obey my super- iors, if I have any. That I will always forgive nty ene- mies, especially those I can't whip. That I will strive to be in love and charity with my neighbor, if I see I shall need him to back me in some mason of life of the corning year. Thai I will subscribe for this paper and promptly pay for the same. • That I trade at home and try and get hack some of the money I squand- ered abroad last year. Starting The Balky Horse. The other day in Great Falls. a . laige crowd surroinded a balky horse on Central avenue and everyone had his word of advise for the teamster whose patience was worn to a frazzle. :Some urged free use of the whip; others advocated certain parts of the lanimals anatomy as being more sensi- tive to the sting than others; somebody . suggested starting a fire under the horse. and a man with a window -pane patch on his pants and an ingrowing I face ' elbowed his • way through the crowd and said there was nothing like dropping sparks from a lighted pipe in- to the critter's ear. A berry expert opined that biting the horse's ears would get action,. and somebody sum - posted sticking pins into the south -I wgst quarter of the steed. All of which council was ignored by the driver who. resorted to a fresh application of the whip, with all the profanity he could yetld .At this juncture, a ueakened little old . man in the crowd pushed his way tothe from and said he could fis things quieth in a jiffy. This is way he did Patting the nervous and agitated an- imal for a few seconds, and soothing it with a few comforting words, the old man stooped down and siezed the fuoise by one of his fetlocks, bending the foreleg upward at the knee joint. In this position the animals forleg was held for several moments. While the horse gazed down in perplexity, and the crowd wondered. Presently the horse grew restive, and the old man let go. Before the driver had time to get out of the way, the horse started off, spilling people right and left, and upsetting the teamster, as it tore off. The driver's only non ble after catch- ing up was to hold the horse in check and stop it when he wanted to. It seems the cramped position of the kg, 'with the stoppage of blood circulation acts as ic powerful tonic on the balkiest of horses. creating a sen- sation something like the - pins and needles - that one experiences from a cramped position when the foot or arm goes asleep. - The sensation is novel to the horse, and he does not know witaKto make of it. The onh thirg that suggests relief is quick action. and he forgets to balk any longer. This plan works every time. Ii is simple, humane, and effective. It is better than beating anti abusing the animal, and is quicker. I have seen it used on the balkiest of mules, and cir- cus men even use it on elephants. It is adopted freely in the croak). and I have never known it to fail. 'In it nest time.-11artin I. Do‘ le. The Nem Year -- May May It Be the Best. We All Share in the Prosperity Of 1913. Forget the Old Year and Look Forward to Better the Best One of All. 1 happy New Year to you, child of today. J\ lay you know more of sun- shine than of cloud, anti more of glee than of sorrow; may your tumbles and humps be few, your laughter be fre- quent and long, your play be unre- strained, your sleep refreshing, your dreams pleasant. A Happy New Year to ycin, bright youth and rosy cheeked young people of our city and country—all happiness in the ambition, the joy, the friendship, the competitions and the rewards of school life. Success to jou in the en- deavor whereby the firm, enduring ha- sis of tore manhood and noble woman- ! hood are laid; with what success conies two -fold happiness—happiness to your- : selves and happiness to others. Go forth gaily and confidentially into the new year, 0, you who are beautiful in the fresh igor of your youth. Goodbye, old year. „After all, we are loath to part. Nlany precious memories as well as many sad things to remember will he forever linked with thee. But the time bids US part and however severely thou hast chastened ors, yet we feel our hardened ' feelings relenting and a spun of charity prevades our being. We forgive as we hope to he forgiven. In humility and love we b.ow our adieu anti wel- come the New Year with naught but good resod es and high aspirate ins that each coining (fat will see our lives bettt•r. purer and nobler in every act and purpose. As we are about to let go of the old year is n' realize that to most of its it phas been a kind year—to a few the dark side has been turned, to (others Make a New Year's resolution rnd the su nny side. We must not lingo I keep it—at least save the pieces. that on the homes of some of floor read - ers, since last Christmas -tide. a shadow has fallen and the mantle of sorrow has wrapped the inmates tu' its som- ber folds. Other hotnesir . e like the empty nests that hang on the withered. bough—desolate because the life and song wenrout with the birds. New ' homes have been made—new ties have been formed and old ones severed, but in our onward march it is not well to stop and measure the load each one carries. No life is either all stinshioe or all storm. If the new year brings prosperity, let us rejoice; if adversity. let us be brave. Let us be thankful that our lives have fallen in pleasant places, that, it is as well with its as it is, and use out utmost endeavors to make this a happy year. Let us quick- ly turn over the sad pages and look at the bright picture that awaits us: let us quickly penetrate any cloud that may float over our path%vay and view at length the beautiful silver lining be- yond. This is a season of good cheer. The season of the holly and the mistle- toe—the time for bright faces and gen- erous impulses— for gladsome greet- ings—a time for noble resolves to he horn—a time for old animosities to die—a time wheOthe benevolent side of one's nature should eclipse the sor- did side—a thoughts should be turned towards When i he ustiming chains of husiness should be ignored. A tune when the child n ith golden curls—the man with silvered locks, alike cry—A ;lory to (;tod in the highest, peace on earth, good will to It realij regoires a marvelous amount of tact to appear thankful at Xmas for something you didn't want. TO Our Friends and Customers: 11110=12=111= • We wish you many happy returns of this I Ioliday Season and a prosperous year of 1913. During the past year we have appreciated your patronage and \yin endeavor to merit a continuance of the same. During the coming year you are invited and are welcome to make our store your headquarters. We are now taking inventory and we will place on sale season - goods in all departments at prices which will he interesting to you. Watch This Space for Special Prices on Seasonable Goods. 1 ;111 Remaining Christ- mas Goods Closed Out at awl below cost. There are still some nice things left for desire- ahle presents Which von can huy now at it rval bargain. Come in and look th , m over PURDY TRADING CO.. GEYSER. MONTANA

Geyser Judith Basin Times (Geyser, Mont.), 26 Dec. 1912, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.