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The First Thanksgiving. The sufferings of the pilgrims during the first whiter In New England were severe. At one time there were only seven well persons to care for the sick. Within four months twenty-one per- sons died of the severe cold and from want of substantial food, and for two years they suffered many privations. The progress of the colony was very slow. Their harvests were insufficient to feed themselves and neWcpmers. \During the famine of 1623 the -.jest dish they could set before their frle was a bit of fish and a cup of cold wa- ter.\ but In the summer and autumn of 1623 they were relieved by a bountiful harvest. After the bountiful harvest of 1623 Governor Bradford appointed a day of thanksgiving. fasting and prayer. This was observed with great solemnity. Gradually the custom of appointing a fast and thanksgiving day each au- tumn after the gathering in of the harvest became universal and spread throughout all the New England colo- nies. During the Revolution a day of national thanksgiving was annually recommended by congress. and from this grew our annual Thanksgiving ob- eervunees. Hunting In a City Park. There is only one man who has the right to shoot 11111 nun In Central park. New York city. Ile Is Arthur Hassler. and it is ids duty to protect the sheep. swans. squirrels and other privileged Pets from homeless dogs and eats that Infest the city parks. Anil that is not all of his trouble. either, for he has to give his at occasionally to the water rats along the lake and the hawks that sometimes tly over from Jersey Ilassler roams all through the park looking for animals that are like- ly to do mischief. and Ire has tvith him a 22 caliber repeating rifle. He Is an anerri1114' Ana With this, too, as lie has hunted game In all parts of the world. Although it seems a trifle cruel to shoot the animals down In that manner. it really is necessary. as the tame °Hes in the park would stand lit- tle chance if they were not given that prsitectbm. And perhaps the little boys and girls who play there would be in some danger also, as some of the dogs :11111 cats become so wild after a short taste - of freedom that they might cause all kinds of trouble If some- thing were not done about It. How the Pilgrims Feasted. When the harvest had been gathered Governor Bradford made preparations for a rejoicing. Four men were sent out to hunt wild game, and they ob- tained enough in one day's huut to serve 300 persons for three days. In the meantime the largest kitchen in the colony was that at Dame Brewster's house, and it was under the guidance of Priscilla Sluilins. who later became the wife of John Alden, that the good houseaives prepared the viands for the feast. A message was dispatched to Massasoit bidding him and his men to the celeliration. On the appointed Thursday he and ninety of his warriors arrived, and after a religious service they. together with the colonists. In , didged in at bietis• sports under the di rectien of Miles Standish. On the third day the real feast took place. Every- thing had yielded a bountiful supply for this tirst Thanksgiving, so that whet, the pioneers sat down to the meal they Wield a thble heavily laden with water fowl, wild turkey and yen• iS1111. corn and barley, and they gave thanks. Always Fairy Tales. There has never been 11 language apoi.en ifint has not been used for tellitig fairy ti lea. Whether In hot lands or cold, among savages or the most cultivated nations—why. not a moment laissea in which some one. mauve here. is not telling a fairy tale. or iiSlelli111: to one, or reading one, or perhaps r‘ rItIng a new one. Which makes it delightfully probable that we shall always have them with es, how- ever scarce the fairies may have made themselves in these prstSIIIC and prac- tical days.—St. Nicholas. GEYSER JUDITH BASIN TIMES Published every Thursday at (;eyser, Mont R. H. Dudley, Editor and Publisher I Entered as second-class matter March 25, 1911, at the postoffice at Geyser, Montana, under the act of March 3, 1879. Subscription: V.00 per year in advance. Geyser has as few carbuncles on its neck as any town in the state. There will be a Farmers Institute here the fore part of February. It is something that everyone, whether farmers or not should attend.. Commercial Agencies report that business conditions :ire better than pre v roils year since the war. .1913 cer- tainly starts out prosperous enough. The next real good thing that Gey- ser wants is a hall, with a seating cap- acitv of not less than a thousand where public ineetnigs. fall1WIS InsthineS, lec- tures. shows and amusements can be held. It will come in time, hut we need it now. Nlontana has a loco institution all its own. Last week State Treasurer Esselstyn drew a check for $533,000 in favor of Mitchell & NI ussigbord and was on the American National bank of Helena. and was in payment for the insane asylum at Warm Spring. If each one in our village would hand in just one item of news to this office each week, it would be possible for Geys , er to have one of the best papers printed in the Judith Basin. It is impossible for one, a stranger at that. to get all the news, but with the help of all a greater paper and one that will be interesting to all will be the re- sult. We would like the news while it is news and the lion's share is not too much. The past week has been a disasterous one for the railways which cross the Cascade mountains. There has been heavy falls of snow, and snowslides which have carried trees and boulders in its path. lu one case at Java. Montana a snowslitie piled upon the G eat Northern track for a quarter of a mile, trees, rock and snow defied all modern SnOW fighting machines to get it off. Dynamite was resorted to. In one instance a snowslide carried away 100 feet of track and dumped it into Bear Creek. The Doubtful One. Spurt:eon was once asked if the man who learned to play a cornet on Sun- day won hi go to heaven. The great preacher's reply was char- acteristie. Said he. \1 don't see why lie should not. but\—after a pause—\I doubt whether the man next door , will.\—London Tit -lilts. Mayor James C. Dahlman ofl Omaha. Nebraska. Six years mayor! of Omaha, two terms mayor of Chad- ron. eight years a democratic national committeeman in 1910 candidate for governOr of Is4braska. three terms I sheriff of Dawes Co. Fo!ey & Co., Chicago, Ill. Gentlemen: I have taken Foley Kidney Pills and they have given me a great deal of relief so I cheerfully recommend them. Yours truly. James C. Dahlman. At Cash Grocery 44a. NI y friend, help the editor in h!, wild-eyed search for news. When your friends come to see you, if you are not ashamed of it, tell him; when your wife gives a tea party, if you have recovered from the effects of the gos- sip, drop in with the news; when a new baby arrives, fill your pocket, with cigars and call; if you go to a party. steal some of the good things a nd leave them at our sanctum. The advertising merchant is the one who does the business in these days of push and enterprise. There are more newspaper readers today than ever be- fore in the history of the world. The newspaper places your business under the eyes of the buyer. He sees what he wants, and, knowing where to find it. looks up the wide awake merchant who asked him to come and see him. Success in these days of sharp com- petitions calls for eternal vigilance. Your can't keep a hustler down. James J. Hill has revealed to six men representing commercial and financial interests the results of experi- ments he has been making with soil for two months, which, it is declared. will greatly increase the productivity of Montana. The experiments were conducted in the greenhouse in the rear of Mr. Hill's residence, at St. Paul Minn. Phosphorus has been found to be the great essential plant food lack- ing in the soil of the Northwest. NIL Hill has discovered the way, he told the Minneapolis men, to increase the soil fertility. There are some things that must be done in a hurry or not at all. Catch- ing a flee is one of the best examples apropos of this. But as a rule, it is safe to say, the man or women who works deliberately accomplishes the most. The deliberate worker is the thotful worker, with whom the habit of system has become a second nature. Any one may cultivate it who w ill take the trouble to try; and the most unsystematic, spasmodic worker us ill realize with amazement how easy it is to get through with an alloted task in half the time it formerly required. by planning it all out before entering the office, workshop, or kitchen., Most complete line of drugs and stationery in Geyser, carried at Cash Grocery. 44tf. When Cain had killed off one-fourth of the people on the earth, leaving only , three, then went into the land of Nod and budded a city, it is evident that he did not sit around like a bump on a log and growl about the Nod real estate and people. He was not him- self, perhaps the most exemplary of men, and if he had some reason to emigrate from the land of his berth, he did not mope and whine, but got hold of a piece of ground and went to work to do something. The man who could build up a city under such auspices is the kind of material we want in this town; and we will not inquire to min- utely into his antecedents, so that he takes hold like a man and be good at least. But what is more, Cain did not advise his son to - go west.\ and get out of the dead old town. He named the city after him, believed in it, worked for it, bought his goods there and kept his money at home. For Sale or Trade -160 acres of Minnesota Land, would consider land in the Judith Basin or a Stock of Mer- chandice.—Inquire at this office. KNERVILLE Mrs. James P. Mansfield and little son, returned Thursday from a few days visit with relatives and friends in Fort Benton and Great alls. Cards have been received announc- ing the marriage of Hildan B. Notting- ham and Miss Beaulah E. Hall of Shonkin. at Fort Benton, Sat. Jan. 4th. 1913. The ceremony was performed at the Grand Union parlors by Rev. C. NI. Donaldson. Mr. and Mrs. Nottingham will be at home to their friends on their ranch in Shonkm after March 1st. NI r. and NI is. Harris were caller at the Bain home Monday. Mrs. W. 0. Brach spent Thursday at the home of her sister, Mrs. R. E. Dickinson. Claire Earl was a caller at the post office one day recently. John Boyer from the NiariAs coun- try is spending a few weeks at J. P. Mansfield's. Chas. and Harry Tillotson and John W. NlacDuffie were guests at the W. A. Harris home. Txr,YSE,R - THE TIMES IS A Visitor to nearly every home in Geyser and nearly every farmer re- siding in the trading district. That's why it is a good advertising medium. And a word to those who do not subscribe for the '11 NI FS. 1)o you know the money you would save on your purchases by buying according to the display advertisements in this paper. It pavs you to subscribe for the TI NI ES if for no other reason than to take advantage of the Bargains and Opportunities offered by Geyser businessmen. The Times, Geyser. Cougregational Church. Announcements:—(Friday 17 Wed- nesday 22) Friday evening Choir pra S c i t ii i (e i . da . y morning:—Merino,. Sunday School, 10:30 Church at 11:30. Geyser, Sunday School, 11:30 Sunday evening:—Song service at 7.30. Address 8:00—Subject 'The Humanity of Christ.\ Monday Evening—Business or pas - tonal Consultation, from 7:00 to 9:00 p. m. These two hours will be kept free for such as desire to see the pas- tor privately in regard to business mat- ters. Vednesday evening—Prayer Meet- ing at 7:00. Subject: - Can we always know Gods Will?\ Erie B. Sikes. NI mister. ROCKY RIDGE Quite a few of the farmers are haul- ing coal from Spion Kop this week. Pearl Cameron spent a few days of last week visiting at the Nlemke home. kValter Anderson is assisting Ras- mus Anderson in building his new barn this week. Sam Johnson and Fred Connors visited at Neil Connors last Sunday evening. Sophia Anderson was a guest at the Wales ranch, Thursday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cope %.isited at the Cameron home last Monday eve- ning. A card party was given at the Han- sen home last Friday evening, when all the neighbors were present. At midnight a delicious supper was served, everybody reported a good time. RAYNSFORD Miss Mary Pattsner was a business caller in Belr Monday. A sleigh load from here attended the dance at Kibbey last Saturday night and had a good time. Mrs. Mart Owen was a caller in Spion Kop this week. . • Mrs. Flota McCarthy of Spion Kop was, a guest at the home of B. J. Kennedy several days last week. Miss Mae LaVoie visited Miss Mae Todd at Geyser the first part of last week, from there she went to Belt to visit at the Albott home a few days. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hay was a business caller in Great Falls for sev- eral days last week. They returned Saturday evening accompanied by their nephew, Kenneth Hay of Armington. There will be a dance given at the School house Jan. 18th, to which all are cordially invited to come and have a good time. Walter Goodman was a visitor in town last evening on his way to visit his sister Mrs. Ed Landry of Upper Otter Creek. Elder Hammer held services at the church last Sunday, having drove up from Belt. Mr. and Mrs. Alton Blyth returned from Rochester, Friday evening, where Mr. Blyth has been consulting the Mayo Bros. at that place. He is very much improved in health. SPION KOP Ira I. Walker returned to Spion Kop Tuesday evening, enough re- covered to be about after a two months hard siege of illness in a Great Falls hospital. Miss O'Neil spent her week -end vacation at the Cooper Hughes ranch. Everett Kernaghan as suffering with a badly ulcerated tooth and is at pres- ent in Belt having it treated. F. 0. Johnson is transacting busi- ness in Belt and visiting old friends. P. B. McAllister of Geyser, made a business trip to the Cooper Huges ranch on l'uesday. Through a mistake presumably on the part of the mail clerk, the last weeks bach of the - Times\ for Spion Kop was carried by and not returned until Tuesday of this week. To say that we missed our copies on the usual day is putting it very mildly. Mr. and Mrs. Louis I. Anderson returned from their wedding trip Tues- day evening and went immediately out to the ranch. Andrew Thisted is spending alew days at the ranch. Our cold wave which lasted a little more than a week was broken Sunday night by a chinook which has very generously kept up its good work and in contrast to last week we are enjoy- ing ideal winter weather, with prac- t ically no winds. And We Blushed. The first of the week a postal card was received by this office written by a well known man who had consid- erable to do with handling the mail. He says: \1 wish to complement you upon the manner your publication is made up for dispatch. I had occasion to handle you eastern mail today, and will say that no paper comes to this office as neatly made up and as easily distributed as the Geyser Judith Basin Times, and wish that some of the pub- lishers of the larger papers would copy your system, it would materially lesson the labor of postmasters and employees.\ KIBBEY C. A. Bextrom was a caller at LaVoies Tuesday evening. Carl Peterson has been sick the past week with a severe attack of sore throat. Miss Annie Leaf visited with Miss Florence 'LaVoie Thursday. Miss Mae LaVoie returned home Saturday from Belt, where he has been visiting friends for a short while. Joe Dailey took a load of oats to Raynesford, Saturday. Mrs. J. W. Croff left Saturday for Great Falls, where she will have some dental work done. The young folks of Kibbey and Upper Otter Creek. organized a club at their first dance which was held at the Kibbey school house, last Satur- day. While the weather was very cold we had a very nice crowd. Thir- ty two of the crowd joined and they elected their officers as follows. Presi- dent, Jos. P. LaVoie, Sec. Pete Berge - on, Treas. Maurice Gahan, Flor- ence LaVoie, Georgie Lane, Wilfred LaVoie and James Prevost. The in- tention of our club is to take up lit- erary Work. The question that is up for debate at our next dance is, - Shall we take up literary work or not. - A lap supper was served at midnight which was excellent, being furnished by the ladies. Each gentleman was charged one dollar vi:hich was used to pay the expenses of the evening. Our next dance will be held Jan. 25, at the Otter Creek school house and each lady will be expected to bring something toward supper, liquor strictly forbidden. Everyone most cordially invited. Signed Y. F. C. The prosperity of a town is not guarded by the wealth of its inhabit- ants, but by the uniformity with which they pull together when any important undertaking is to be accomplished. A man with a thousand dollars at his command and a love for his town in his heart can do more for its tipbuild- ing than the millionaire who locks up his capital and snaps his fingers at home enterprise. Nearly all the watch signs, probably. 90 out of a 100, have their hands set at 8:18, but comparitively few people know why this is. It is no accident. W. K. Washburn, of New York, was painting a sign for a jeweler of that city, when the news of the assasination of Abraham Lincoln. April 14, 1865, was received in New York and the jeweler ordered the painter to paint up- on the dial the exact time when the fatal shot was fired, namely 8:18. and so it continued ever sini-e. When- ever you see a sign after this recall to yourself that it points to the fatal mo- ment. Notice for Publication (Non -coal) Jan. 4 -Jan. 30. Public land sale, department of the Interior, U. S. Land office at Great Falls, Montana, Dec. 23, 1912. Notice is hereby given that, as di- rected by the Commissioner of the General Land office, under provisions of Act of Congress approved June 27, 1906 (34 Stats., 517,) pursuant to the application of Charles M. Dahlgreen, Serial No. 021946, we will offer at public sale, to the highest bidder, but at not less than $1.25 per acre, at 2 o'clock p. m., on the tenth day of Feb - nary 1913, at this office, the following tract of land: SeY's se Y 4 , se t nel/r sec 15, 04 se t sec. 10. T 21 N, R 11 E, M. M. Any persons claiming adversely the above -described land are advised to file their claims, or objection. on or before the time designated for sale. Julius C. Peters, Register. J. W. Roberts, Receiver. lime of l'rains Great Northern Time -Table No. 43—For Great Falls, Spokane, Seattle and all points north, northwest and in Canada (mail train) 1214 p. in. No. 49—For Kansas City, St. Louis, Chi- cago arid eastern and southeastern points, (nnail train) 12.36 p. No. 43 and 44 on the dis ision from Great Falls to Billings stop only at Broadview, Judith Gap, Hobson, Stanford and Belt. No. 237—For Great Falls and intermediate points 1032 a. m. No. 238 — For Lewistown and intermediate points 4:54 p. m. General Blacksmith I lorseshoeing Wagon and Carriage Repairing All Work Guaranteed Agent for J. I. Case Machinery J. A. Sanders Geyser, Montana H. W. BRANT, M. D. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON GEYSER, MONT. Office at Geyser Hotel DR. NILES DENTIST Guaranteed Dental ‘Vork at Nloderate Prices Rooms 1. 2, 3 and 4. Vaughn Block Great Falls, Montana ANTON D. STROUF LAWYER STANFORD, - MONTANA All Information from the LAND OFFICE and Plats Furnished Promptly T HERE are enough uncertainties about trading in lands without guessing at the title. Be on the safe side —demand au i Abstract of Title. The Hubbard Abstract Company Great Falls, - Montana. Dr. R. it. Armond Dr. Lorett• B. 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