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MONTANA St \LIGHT. VOLUME IX. WHITEHALL. MONTANA. FRIDAY. DECEMBER 9, 1910. WHITEHALL THE COMMERCIAL CENTER Put Up Your Little Hammer and All Work for Whitehall --Resources Rich and Future of the Town Assured. Whitehall is unquestionably :the metropolis of (*Jefferson county, There are other good towns in the county, and Whitehall people de- sire to see them grow end prosper, but as the active reenter of the county;Whitehnli is the buxom sister of all. The founders of the town of AeiCtelvie:et-ittatileaesse ieaL blue prints and hot air, but upon the solid foundationrof the ma- teriel of which:great cities,are made —rich soil, productive mines and other things which attract capital. railways and desirable citizens. Mind you,rthie newspaper is not claiming, nor is it going to claim, that 1Vititehall is going to make a great city, but it does maintain that this town has the resources back of it to make of it a four -fold greater town than it now is. The town has kid its share of trials and set-backs, but it is past history and the future should see the citizene with a stiff upper lip and with a nicely engraved invitation to adversity -toe eome, again if it titres. The diversified binning of Jeff- erson valley, one of the mosebeau- tiful in Montana, alone will in the next few years to come enhance the value of the farms of the valley, and in turn bring ;popula- tion to our town. '1 With both irrigated farina and 'dry farina, where in the whole west can you find a more ideal farming com- munity? Again, where in tile:whole west awl you find soil that will produce as the soil:Sof: Jefferson valley producesOtAnd oneeragain. Where in thel whole west can you Sind a more ideal climate than hovers over Jefferson valley/ Conditions are ideal from every standpoint, and once known to:the eastern folk the influx from that frost-bitten, cycloae ridden :worn out soil, over -populated region will make of Jefferson valley a bee -hive of industry. Home - seekers from the east are upon the whole desirable citizens, and to this class Whitehall and Jefferson valley extends open arms or should do so. Nor is the rich soil of Jefferson Tusr of.414 . Austistist,v-miset which Whitehall stands to bring it greatness. We dime our mines, which in future give pro- mise of pouring wealth into the coffers of the country, which in turn means more wealth for White- hall and increased population. Stock raising is another im- portant industry which bids fair to increase rather than deminish, and at all times is a potent factor in the upbuilding of a community. Stock raising of the present time is not of the past. In the peat it was caseise horses and mongrel breeds of cattle and sheep. Today you find the stork miser striving eash year to bring his breed of stock tip to the highest standard possible. That it ploys is very evident from the higher prices received. All of these things' contribute wealth, and fellow citizens, White- hall is the supreme center of this wealth. Let us awaken to this fact and grab and keep grabbing to get more of it. Let us back tip and get both shoulders to the a heel of progress and push this good old town of Whitehall on to a bigger, hatter and more progressive town. It can be done. We have the re- sources back of us. We have the location. We have the shipping facilities. We have everything to Jmake of it a greater Whitelnir. Let us do it by talking for it, pushing for and getting in more new people. Drop the little ham- mer And push. If you can't push, shove. Do something else but knock. The Sunlight is for a bigger and better Whitehall. and a great- er producing Jefferson valley. A united people will bring these thing.. Let's unite and go to it. The Whitehall HOTEL F. E. NELSON, Proprietor 7 4:3 od R ooms First - Class Service Excellent Etar and Sample Room in Connection 1#•40 4 1,4%14 SERIES OF DANCES Will be given at Clinton's hall on the follow- ing named dates: Friday night, Nov. 9 '10 Friday night, Dec. 23, ' 10 Monday night, Jan. 2,'l 1 Come one, come all, to our merry ball. Good social time guaranted. Music by Yotter's Orchestra. 14.1\1.4141141644#164•44.14Alleir 4 114 Hewett's Bank in Hands of Receiver The doors of the Hewett State bank at Basin were closed last Monday morning by order of Attorney General Galen. The cause ascribed at Basin is tee ov er drawing by stockholders. A dispatch to the Butte Miner from Helena has this to any of the failure: The liewettState bank of Basin failed to ripen I doors this mourn- ing._ The state examiner was call- ed to Besin yeetardny tifternoon, presumably by the stockholders of the bank, who declared it was loes ing money and who desired it to *111.41Miiialle.ikk'eSt , e~sriaiit looking over the books of the blink the examiner suggested several things which the officers of the - hank were unable to do. Uuder these circumstances the hank could not continue business and its doors were not epened this morningot statement being posted that it was in the hands of the state hen* ea- sminer. The Hewett 'State bank was organized in 1000 b.v M. L. Hewett it well known mining man and promoter. Mr. Hewett was made president ef the bank and A. E. Spriggs, his business associate, end formerly lieutenant -governor, was vice-president. Alvin Berry was cashistaad H. J.. Kelly assistant esahier. Its capital stock was $30,000, and its lest statement showed that it had $35,000 in de- posites and that it had $2,000 surplus. It is understood that the surplus had been reduced since then. The stockholder* say that the bank could not he made to pay in so small a place. Mr. Hewett, president of the hank, made the race in this count. at the recent election for repres- entative on the republican ticket and was defeated-- being the only republican nominee for. that office who failed to connect with enough votes to get through. Surprise Party to ,Miss Martha Brooke Miss Martha Brooke, who is teaching in the pithily school near Norris. and who was home to spend Thanksgiving vacation with her parents, efts made the victim Saturday evening of one of the most pleaant and sociable surprises of the season. Misses Kathryn Greene and Mamie Brooke were the arch conspiritors. and the way they marshalled their forces to- gether would do credit to a brace of generals, the invasion of the Brooke home being a complete surprise to Miss Martini. The early part of the evening was most pleasantly spent with music, following which the party assembled in Clinton's hall and tripped the -4ight fantastic until midnight. Amp& the Brooke resi dente was invaded where a nsost delectable luncheon was fully discussed. The invited guests , were: Misses- elabelle Johnson, Anna Wall, Ethel Hindman, Maggie Plamback, Helen Smelt, Cons Moon, Mayme Moore. Ella Moore, Mary Noble, Kathryn Greene. Mamie Brooke, and Gladys Franks. Messrs. Joe Ilackley, Marvin Stanley, Ed. Wall. Boyd Tebay, Robert Marsh, Rollo Yotter, Dr. Coghlan, Joe Kountz, Wm. Lindsh Frank Greene, Chester McCall and Wm. Fitzhugh. No More Big Game Hunting for This Year The big game hunting season of 1910in Montana is domed, Pest Wed- nesday being the last day for killing big game. The entelered herd Call now find peace and quietude and the hunter will have to content him- self with wasting his ammunition on the feathered tribe which are unprotected by the limb of law until Jan. 1, 1911. , Under the present law a hunter is permitted to kill three deer, one elk And one mountain sheep during a season, but a movement is on foot to limit the number of deer to one. A bill to this effect will be presented in the legislature this winter. WHITEIIALL BOY LOST IN MOUNTAINS Ora Tuttle Lost in Upper Madison Valley and All Efforts to Find Him Prove Hope Given Up That lie Is Alive. lestirday word MIS received in Whitehall that Out Tuttle wee lost in the mountain in tie. upper einclison vnlh. He and his brother left Whitehall the pre- vious Satiirday for that section to hunt for big game. On the fol- lowing Tuesday they got isepnra• Sod- its,:sie-, ,IleAt snow storm that coverod the tiimittaite. and lie- not been Keen sines. That lie It,,. per- ished there is no doubt end nil hope of finding him alive ie given up.- Not until next spring when the snow goes off will his body he likely found. His parents. Mr. and Mrs. Miles Tuttle, reside in this city, and Ore war raised here, lie was an employe of the N. P. railroad. Hill mother is prostritted with grief and the Aympoithy pf the en- tire community 100a out to the grief-stricken parents in the un- timely loss of tiameir son. Their grief is more poignant from the fact that they eannot have even the meagre satisfaction of know- ing ni,,t the remains are laid away in It casket, but lay buried under the deer snow of the mighty Rockies, with the herrn wing thought that perhape he may ne% er be found. The thought of a son lying in the mountains cold in death meant' only nerve-racking grief to the stricken parents for weeks to COtne. The following taken from the Anaconda Stand.ird under date of Nov. 29, explains the situation even hotter than the Sunlight could: \Latest advicen received from the Upper Madison burin nee to the effect that Orville Tettle, who has been lost in the Upper Madi- son valley for more than a week, has not been found and that his friends practically give up all hope of ever finding him alive. - \A telephone message to the Standard correspondent from the Upper Madison basin tonight maid that 100 men were in the moun taint on snowshoes hunting for the Ind. . \The snow is cleekin that section there being more than three feet in the level plume, and there is scarcely a possibility of the boy being found until the snow goes off in the spring. For it is gener- ally believed that he has perished. \Tuttle is a resident of White- hall. where he followed the occu- patiou of loconiotive firemen. He was born and brought up in the Jeffenion valley and his parents reaide in 1Vhiteliall. \About two weeks ego lie joined the hundreds of hunters in the Madison and Gallitan basins wait- ing for the deep snows to drive the elk out of the Yellowstone Na- tionnl park. \A week ago todiy he ;me out hunting and in the course of a day's hunt got separated from his companions. He did not come in to camp that night, but that ex- cited little comment at the time, tot it frequently happens that a hunter, lost from his comrades, spends the . night in the hills. ext day came the big snowstoite. \That night the wind came up strong and there Ives a storm close akin to a blizzard blowing all night long. Then, Its young Tuttle did : \raw , tierloill*Peisi , aseetrid `14 tee.onie and hunted for him without success, There gere %eyelet bemired hunters in the hills near by watching for the elk, and the news that a men was lost quicitly spread. Soon 200 men joined in the hunt. \No trace of the boy has been discovered. \After the belief that he is hope- lessly lost became. general, his companions recollected that he had left camp without any matches and with no possible way of start- ing a fire. That Imeehas wandered about in the hills near the Yellow- stone National park line until he become Completely exhausted and died from cold and exposure is the belief of all that have been in that ss. sect Ion. \nun country in which he is lost is heavily tinibered and there are few landmarks for a etianger in there can an occasional hunt. The streams lend in different di- rections, for it is close to the bend - waters, of the Madison and like Gallatin rivers, and one who is be: wildcred is as apt to take one stream as he is the other. There are but few living there end there is not an average of a cabin in 10 square miles. \One thing thing the quest for the missing man accomplished. Sonm of the hunters for the lost men found four men, said to be from Butte, hopelessly lost in the hills- They had been separated from their camp for four days and they had nothing to eat sate the carcass of a deer one of them had killed on the first day of the big storm. They had made the best of it and, being inc place where a lot of dead timber was available, they threw up a rude shelter of logs and managed to keep from freezing, one of the members of the party being constantly on guard end keeping a tire burning. Threw men were about exhausted, for their deer meat was all gone. \They had difficulty in finding their camp and when they did find it, through the aid of their rescuers their horses, which had been piek- eted and hobbled, were so weak they had to be killed, for they could not be taken out of the bitten so deep had the snow fallen. The rescuers and the rescued made the trip to nearest wagon road on snow- shoes, hurriedly constructed.\ A phone message this, Friday, morning brought news that a popsidle trail bad been discovered and the father of the missing boy left-on the tnorning train for the scene with the possible hope that he would yet bel, found, and the friends sincerely trust that the hope is not gro - indless. Whitehall Hotel Expands Some The 1171)4011111 hotel is expand- ing like a green bay tree since its popular proprietor has ascended to the dignity of a state legislator. In saying this the Sunlight means to cast no reflections that 'Frank got any money out of the cam- paign. On the contrary up-to- date he seems to be out more money than he got in. However, we are off the subject. Well dril- lers are at work this week sinking a well to bed -rock, and when corn- eleted this popular hoetlery will install a complete hot and cold water system throughout the building, making it among one of the most modern hotels in the state. Hay-Rackers Againl Invade Country Home A number of young people of the city enjoyed another of those popular hay -rack nrties Tuesday night when they journeyed out to the country home of Marvin Stan- ley to tender him n birthday sur- prise. The evening was spent in a very pleasant way, and the hour of midnight found that the ladies of the party had riot overlooked taking a very nice luncheon. Those who attended were: Misses Cora Moon, Ella and Mamie Moore, Int Franks, Maggie Plain - back. Kathren Greene, Ethel llindninn, Anna Wall and Mande Brooke. Messrs. Chester Mc- Call, Boyd Tebas, Frank Greene, Joe Mickley .nnd Robert Milreli.b COM& W..loirssoN. NUMBER 42 EDITORIAL COMMENT It is said that 1% hiteliall once had a commercial club. - It ought to have one now, and further more it ought to be working over -time. Commercial organisations, cell- ducted along linos of berme/IV: - never in all the history of the wprld harmed a town' or coin- muujty. There is more to this eommoreial organization than the average num stops to think about. In the first place us commercial club or buainess men's club—call it whet you may—if it aceomplishes 1140.04eisaati .briegs the. eacessirolttier at stated-- nndhy this intercourse learn to forget their strife and rivalry. It develops a friendly feeling, one husitiesa man toward the other. Moreover, a commercial organis- ation :an do ten -fold more for ii town and community in one week than lia plaizard efforts can do in a yen r. 0 rgli nized effort ninays eounte iigninst unorganisation. We all know !that: - Whitehall needs it live, up -to --date coma inertial club. Somebody start the ball to rdling and let's or- ganize one, nri(f not only organize it but keep it fully alive. sanspeeseuesomessei How can the avernmee farmer use his own nbilitien to better is - vantage! asks an eetepned con- temporary. Speaking for the Jef- ferson valley farmer, Ito seems to he using to the very best adviin• tag\. They are all doing so well from tilling this rich soil that Standard Oil Rockfeller would only receive n mein' notice should he pass this way. Ihe Jefferson alley farmer is abont as independ- ent sort of a cuss as you would meet in twiny dap.' truvel. The campaign is over, the cain- paign cigar is down and out and we are no longer trolibled with that smoke nuisance. Speaking of ex -presidents, we had one previous to November 8, but lie seems to have gone into innoxious quietude since that date. TI1O 1 , 0% eminent has commenced suit to dissolve the sugar trust 4 which means tibia a few U . . S. rivetet•will go dry and the mighty oceans go to low ebb if the job is accomplished. The disys are lengthening, but that is no reason why the weather clerk should put in over --time. The populace is satisfied to let the weather 00 just as it looks at the present writing.• Frank Nelson will be lonesome in Helena this 'winter, but lie is a cheerful sort of a soul mind will eft.- s-Sssett.lteste.seam--a , aesit , 4- — e40 6.4iiii4riend.t. • • ••••••••••• • zve:111 4 Speaking of cold winters, tho winter of 1910-11 bids fair to ho a cold and tenmesttions one in Helena for the ungodly republicans of Montana. • • In it debutante way the dent- oenita have made their way into Montana polities in a manner most altogether charming amid konvinc- ing way. \ Turkey time is mart Now for the Chrietinam onelnlight. Figure lip your bithince nt the bent( now. On Dec. .26 it will be too late. 'lime titan man -who thinks summer lie over has Ida think -tank geared tin to the high speed motion. She is over until next mummer. New Yoek is the second city in the world, hut one certain reeident of Oyster Bap feels that it should he the last.. The year 1911 will find the re- issblienns with the fiercest kind of a crisis prowling Around theit back yards. The white house weather cock IA said to have a diszy feeling since the eth of November.. Lucky, indeed, is the savings bank account that the next few weeks doesn't take it fall out of. It is cold comfort to predict a cold winter, so he kind enough not to stait the predlletien. Many vueuarsinst now renewing their acquainimme with Tutu and Jerry. The next thing we will bier of will be nn aeroplane police service. Whitehall Meat Market W. M. FITZHUGH, Proprietor Fresh and Salt Ntetaitss . Ranch Butter, Poultry and Eggs Purchasid and Sold Whitehall Montana Ti!? Whitehall State Bank Capital 1.a111 In. 1111.16,000.00 A. J. McKAY. Vise President. Diroctora ClIAM II. J. TUTTLE. A. J. 111t - KAY. L. it l'AcKARD. 5. r. 1 eTTI.E. We aim to extend to our enoomers every twetnitinodation eonaktent with eon...native bankitia P , 01.1(11 . YOUR TiCSTNEAM J I.. PLATT NEGLEV Drugs and Jewelry P'riescriptioris arta Jewelry Repairs et Specialty Drugs, Perfumes, Soaps, and oils, Paints, Watches, Clocks, Silverware W. S. CLARK & CO. Are still doing business at the old stand eith it fresh has of General Merchandise At Renova