The Stanford World (Stanford, Mont.) 1909-1920, August 15, 1918, Image 10

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• THE STANFORD WORLD. MONTANA POET OF RILEY SCHOOL HAS BEEN EVERITHEING FROM \PEARL DOVER\ TO CLOWN The Muses are treating Montana kindly. There is a new poet in our midst, of the James Whitcomb Riley school. He writes homely roundelays that are close to nature, for fun, and edits the Equity News of Great Fella for a livelihood. His name is S. A. Mellen, and his nick- name is \Mush.\ When not 16 years of age \Mush\ Mellen shook the paternal pocket- book, and, finding the shaking poor, decided to set out for himself, with the idea in view of emulating Schwab and Carnegie , and son) of the other self-uplifters. After spending two years at sundry jobs in the old home town he finally came to the conclu- sion that somebody had kidnapped local Opportunity and , interned it S. A. Mellon for life. He was obsessed with the idea of seeing a little more of the country than wee bounded by the fence around the family back yards, so he packed the camel -back trunk of his ancestors and hied to Okla- homa. Thrills a -plenty he found there, but not much money. He did not linger long. From there he journeyed to St. Louis via the box car route, and soon thereafter was dis- pensing fancy fizzes in one of the downtown drug stores. Through a strange twist of fate he found him- self In vaudeville shortly after- wards, and for several months he toured the \kerosene\ circuits of Missouri and Illinois. Finally failing health drove him into the open. Ile journeyed to Kansas, again via the brakobeam, blind baggage and box car. Going broke, he served an apprenticeship as an ironer of overalls in a laun- dry, and later graduated to pearl - diving in a restaurant kitchen. This was followed by a period during which he pursued the precarious life of a race track tout and kindred oc- cupations that may be met with around the county and state fairs of the southwest. Th en came a winte r In a grading outfit in Texas during which he spanked a pair of, donkeys hooked to a wheeled -scraper. Tt was in Texas that Mellen came the nearest to being a cow -puncher to his young life. Stranded in the southern part of the state, he learned that several trains of cattle were to be shipped to Oklahoma, where the range was in better shape. Men to tend the cattle wore needed, and he got a job caring for the cattle on the nort1- ward trip. Armed with a long pole he would t out when the train would stop and, hiking along the train of cars, would prod to their feet the cattle that were down. Thus he was, for a time, a cow -puncher. though not in the accepted sense of the word. His next \reguler job was with a dramatic company playing through the southwest under canvas. hiring out as a canvaeman, he Boon was selling tickets and then doing \parts following' acting as a pro- fession for the next two years. Than came the call of the circus, and Mellen fell for the lure of the sawdust ring. For a time he was connected with the Campbell Broth- ers circus, and then with the Young Buffalo Wild West Show. Two sea- sons were spent with the Hagenback- Wallace shows, one of the largest circuses in the country, which re- cently suffered a terrible loss of life and property damage when a train of empty, troop cars crashed into the second section. During the period while he was traveling over the country he served in many roles, acting at times as ticket seller, usher, and a clown. He found the greatest pleasure in the last, for he believes that everyone should endeavor to do what they can to make the other fellow smile. It was some of Mellen's poetry, written while visiting In his home town, that took him from the saw- dust ring and put him at the more prosaic occupation of pounding a typewriter for a newspaper. Sub- mitting some of it under an anony- mous name, he attracted consider- able attention, and was soon offered 4 k ..........*0K ... .., . ............ : ...n:.;.,:yzrzt-i.-....r.7_ , .:•:;-: e, 4$ If ..a. .,„.,„ , c , . .. ),, .. , ,,.., 'lilt; iiiii•'•ii(t‘i/ . • ( l iz i ! ; //14 ti / '.)!I•::L:i(// When You .. s •-•.q.1,-, Have Extra Help Carnation makes everything you cook • A taste better. \ What a boon in hurried, hot days is the - - everready Carnation can on your pantry shelf! _ • Fraeri Contenteekbws Is just clean, sweet milk, brought fresh every morn. ing to our fifteen plants and there evaporated to the consistency of cream and sterilized to preserve its wholesomeness. • For tea and coffee use it undiluted, just as you would cream. Use it in the same way on fruits and cereals. Lots of good housekeepers, in times of stress like harvest, just punch two holes in the top and set the comely can on the table. Alvt , ays keep a case or two of Carnation in your storeroom —and you have the right \Answer to tho Milk Question.\ See Guarantee and Directions On Can rour Grocer Has Carnation We've 114 tested recites for the use of Carnation in Cooing,They're in a too called Story of Car-. nationAVM.\ Let us mail it to you free. I i Carnation Milk s Products Company, Seattle, Wash. 7 \\\•.w. 'Otventsum\ a place on the paper to which his 'of- ferings were tendered. That was five years ago, and Mellen has been pounding at the typewriter ever since, but there still lingers in his heart a hankering for tile smell of the sawdust, the ;teems of the me- nagerie, the riot of colors and the excitement of the parade and the blare of brass, things all of which play their part In inakmg up the composite lure that hincle creepers to the life of the nomad. Mellen as a Clown Here is one of Mellen's latest ef- forts: WHEN IT'S COMIN' TWILIGHT TIME When it's comin' trilight time, En yer got the chorea all done; When the shedders start ter fadin', With the settin' of the sun; When the evenin' comes a-creepin' On the heels of er dyin day, 'Tis then yer start ter thinkin' Of the men that's gone erway. \, Yer sit an think about the men— Montana men so true— Who've gone to face a thousand deaths, To fight for me on you. Yer sit en see a picture, Done with Nature's flamin' brush, Standln' in the horizon, Far-flung in the twilight hush. A picture of men in khaki, Brave men from Montana land; Men in the front line trencnes, Jes' fightin' ter beat the band; his' a cowboy from old Custer, A miner from down Butte way, A herder en a farmer lad, Ileadin' right inter the fray. There's thousands more Jes' like 'em. They went from the Treasure State, En they're makin' a little lullaby Of the Kaiser's hymn of hate. They've left the chaps en saddle, They've shook the drift en pick, En left the old barnyard at home Ter carry a shootin' stick. In the evenin' when yer restin' Yer must give yersolf the chance Ter picture the boys or marchin' On the sacred soil of France. Yer can see them in the shedders, Yer can see them everywhere, Catlin' ter the folks at home Ter back them \over there.\ They're jes' common sort er fellers, But good enough ter go En give their lives along the Marne, As the battles ebb en flow; Jes' common sort or fellers, Jes' plain Montana men, But the kind that goes er-whoopin' When it's time ter fight ergain. En as we're Mitre watchIn' Phantom men in columns long, From the shedders comes the mes- sage: Montana men will \carry on.\ En we sit so still en quiet, In the hour of the gleam, Prayin' that our Great Commander Will bring them safely home. WOMAN'S COUNCIL OF - P\' DEFENSE CHAIRWOMEN THE STATE. Dillon—The wool clip in the Big Hole Basin reached 100,009 pounds this year. 'tenant—Registration of motors in Montana has yielded gross receipts of $337,000. Great Fails—It is expected that the harvest in the vicinity of the Aga- wam branch of the Milwaukee will require 250 cars to transport it. Baker—Seven new schools have been built in Fallon county this year. Among them la a fine four -room structure. Butte—Judge Dwyer has ordered an investigation of local drug -stores. He alleges that they aro still selling dope. Shelby—The county jail ie becom- ing too small and the county archi- tect is drawing plans for a second - story addition. Great Falls—Director General Mc- Adoo has promised etailroad men of this city that he will visit here dur- ing the Fourth Liberty Loan drive. Dixon—Fire recently swept the business section of Dixon, on the Flathead reservation, doing damage amounting to $100,000. Great Falls—Twenty-eight jobless men in this city were rounded up and sent to work on farms within a day recently. Illeistene--The depot of the Mil- waukee road was recently destroyed by fire of unknown crigin. The loss was estimated at $10,000. Butte—Final returns on the state war savings drive show that $10,000,- 000 were pledged to the purchase a stamps during the recent drive. Kalispell—Six thousand acres of timber land, owned by the Julius Neils interests have been sold to the Eureka Company of this place. Missoula—Members of the Young People's society of the Swedish Con- gregational churches met in annual session here last week. Montague—Wheat on the 1,300 acre Donovan ranch, not far from here, will yield 24 bushels to the acre. Butte — Completed returns from the war savings drive show that Montana pledged over ten million dollars. Livingston—William Ferrell, gov- ernment road foreman in Yellow- stone Park, has been placed under arrest, charged with making sedi• tious utterances. White Sulphur Springs—Meagher county has an assessed valuation of $6,530,641, $3,106,866 being assess- ed value of the farm and grazing lands. Dillon—Mrs. H. A. McMillan is an- other woman who has flung her bon- net in the political arena. She de- sires to be the treasurer of Beaver- head county. Butte—Eighty idlets were round- ed up in a raid made by the police here recently. They were put to work by the federal employment bu- reau. Anaconda—G. R. Mate, Austrian, though a resident of this country for a number of years, has informed the local draft board that he would ra- ther return to Austria and fight for the central powers. His case has been turned over to the state coun- cil of defense. Helena — Patent for 97,216.23 acres in the Glasgow land district have been received by the state land office from Washington. The land is worth more than two million dollars and represents the largest land deal ever map by the government oi pri- vate indrviduals. Miles City—Carter county, located In the southeastern part of the state and some distance removed from any railroad has petitioned Secretary Mc- Adoo to furnish them with motor transportation to move the huge crop there. The. nearest rail point is 50 or 60 miles distant. Livingston—Bruno Detre, an Ita- lian, wont on a rampage in the N. P. roundhouse here and before he was subdued, endeavored to wreck a num- ber of locomotives. Leaping into the cab of one, he pulled the throttle , wide open and sent it crashing into I another. He then jumped to the cab of another big engine and opened the throttle. The machine started toward one of the turntables and might have killed several girls working there had )tot a shop employe stopped the engine. The following county chairwomen of the Woman's Council of Defense in Montana have been named by the, committee at Helena, of which Mrs.I Henry L. Sherlock is at the head: Beaverhead, Ere. J. 9. LIccet.: Horn, Mrs. Lucy Batty; Blaine, Mrs. D. C. Kenyon; Broadwater, Mrs. E. C. Goodman; Carbon, Mrs. C. M. Bas - ford; Carter, Mrs. De Loss Hall; Cas- cade, Mrs. Harry B. Mitchell; Chou- teau, Mrs. A. E. McLeish; Custer, Mrs. George Miles • Dawson, Mrs. Wallace Perham; Deer Lodge, MIAs Jessie Blackstone; Fallon, Mrs. Pearl Lake; Fergus, Mrs. Leonard DeKalb; Flathead, Mrs. J. W. Walker; Galla- tin, Mrs. Grace Seldlitz; Granite, Mrs. E. M. Ross; Hill, Mrs. F. F. I3ossnot; Jefferson, Mrs. J. E. 0. Pace; Lewis and Clark, Mrs. Edwin Thomas; Lin- coln, Mrs. Carrie Spence; Madison, Mrs. Raymond Rosslter; Meagher, Miss Mary J. Davis • Mineral, Mrs. Lillian Boyd; Missoula, 'trn. John 'Coach; Musselshell, Mrs. Florence Zoller; Park, Mrs. Wm. Treiber; Phil- lips, Miss Flora Simms; Powell, Mrs. A. D. Ross; Prairie, Miss Caroline Murphy; Ravalli, Miss Katherine Drayton; Richland, Mrs. Imogene Leetra; Rosebud, Mrs. Sallie Adams; Sanders, Mrs. Nina B. Thompson; Sheridan, Miss Irene Murphy; Still- water, Mrs. L. 0. Edmunds: Silver Bow, Mrs. Frank Bailey; Swe . etgrass, Mrs. C. N. Skillman; Teton, Mrs. A. B. Guthrie; Toole, Mrs. Bertha Blacker; Valley, M!ss Nellie Joho- nott; Wheatland, Mrs. Mel N. Ste- vens; Wibaux, Mrs. Lucy Cullen; Yellowstone, Mrs. Harry Smith. Germany's Version of Defeat Cyril Brown cables the New York World that the German press is swal- lowing the defeat almost in silence. Official propaganda disseminated through the newspapers is endeavor- ing to show that the German cross- ing of the Marne attained its objec- tive by forcing General Foch'e at- tack, and the part taken by Ameri- cans is given little attention. TEMPLETON BACK FROM WAR WORK WELL KNOWN MONTANA LUM- BER MAN HELD IMPORTANT POSITION IN Y. M. C. A. Sends Message of Cheer to Montana People Who Have Relatives or Friends in the Army In France; Morale of the men Is Splendid and They Are Well Cared For. II. A. Templeton, general manager of the Rogers -Templeton Lumber Co., is back from France, who he spent six months in the Y. M. C. A. ser- rice. Mr. Templeton, when he left France, was general field secretary of the Y. M. C. A. overseas, and had charge of the extremely important task of changing the working organi- zation through redistricting the en- tire war zone. He visited every sec- tor of the fighting front excepttng one and had a remarkable opportun- ity to see the American troops under all conditions. To the peowle of Montana who have relatives or friends in the army In France, Mr. Templeton had the following to say: \There is ono message I wish to carry to the people of Montana and to the parents, wives and relatives of the boys at the front. That is that the morale of the American soldiers could be no bettor. Our boys are haPPY, cheerful and contented, filled with an unconquerable determination to win this war and the most abso- lute faith that they will win it. There is no unhappiness or discour- agement anywhere in the American army. I have seen ottr boys in all stages of the big adventure --from the docks where they land to the front line trenches—and I know. Any reports to the contrary are out and out German propaganda. \Also I want to tell the Montana mothers, the American soldiers are splendidly fed, equipped and cared for. Their feeling of well-being is evident everywhere one goes. 'If any unhappiness and discouragement is to be found it must be looked for here at home, and not in 'France or Flanders. \Our boys over there need the most loyal, wholeaouled and ceaseless sup- port from those they left at home, and I know that tkey (tie getting it and will continue ile6 get it. Besides doing all the war work that our cir- cumstances will permit, we must not forget to write often and write cheer- fully and optimistically to our sol- diers at the front. One more word. We are reading casualty lists that grow longer. These are the sacrifices that we must bear. Our allies have borne them to a point that we cannot realize. Their (lead are counted by the millions. We must remember that no nobler or finer sacrifice has ever been demand- ed of a nation or its people. ••I believe that every effort is be- ing made by the government to re- port casualties to reiativos at the very earliest moinem possible. Bela - Ryes who are in donut as to the fate of an American soldier can get in- formation most quickly by cabling to Red Cross Headquarters, Paris, giv- ing the name of the man and if pos. slide his unit number; his name alone will be sufficient. The Red Cross has a remarkable system of research for locating soldiers and reporting on them. Of course this method of inquiry should not be invoked un- less there is reason to believe that a nian has been severely wounded or killed and no information can be ob- tained through ordinary channels,\ Coal Famine in Argentina having already burned cern and other cereals for fuel because of coal , and wood shortage, Buenos Ayres electric companies and manufactur- ers have started tti burn flour. Coal is $70 a ton, gold, and a correspond- ing quantity of wood costs $40 Both are practically unobtainable. St. Vincent Academy Helena, Mont. • A Boarding and Day School for Yews, lltyls accredited by the State University. WRITE FOR CATALOOUR \MY FOUR YEARS IN GERMANY\ By Ambassador Gerard—the man who defied the Kaiser. This thrilling 4.3.°k 85 Cents may now be had for at your door by parcel post anywhere In Montana. We also have the following latest war books: \The Battle of the Somme,\ \The First Hundred Thousand,\ \Flying for France,\ \Paths of Glory,\ \Michael Cassidy, Sergeant,\ \Kitchener's Mob.\ WRITE, WIRE OR PHONE US B. E. CALKINS COMPANY Wholesale and Retail Stationery MAIN STREET and BROADWAY, BUTTE, MONT. EARN TELEGRAPH HARD WORE( vs HEAD WORK What a contrast between the pay of Hie IIARDWORKER and that of the HEAT/WORKER. Four months makes the change at this school. Wake up, young men and young women, to the wonderful opportunities we offer; classes to accommodate you rigardless Of the hours you work. Easy monthly pay- ments. We trots NO* scripted men for tins goternment FAILS We have nevev fisSiadi to place a credos** In high salaried position. Butte College of Telegraphy, Butte, Montana Sash, Doors, MilIWOrk. Roofing, C}Fi Haraware, aints building list for Boyd's low estimate ot wtite r_tt L - ' the Builder.: Elargai• • 0-11 al: building miteiials. 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The Stanford World (Stanford, Mont.), 15 Aug. 1918, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.