Big Hole Basin News (Wisdom, Mont.) 1912-1925, March 29, 1923, Image 1

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VOLUME XI WISDOM, MONTANA, THURSDAY, MARCH 2». 1923. T I M B E R 19 Enervating Effervesce In type an inch deep the “ Anacon- • da Bureau\ oX a daily paper says: “Trip equal of Northwest Mounted.” In a three-line deck, in black type beneath the scare head, it is stated: “ Oaiue Warden Edmunds Goes Into Wilds and Returns With Two Pris­ oners.^ The story follows: “A journey of 180 miles on horse­ back, 60 miles on snowshoee, both in zero weather, briefly give the facts of the last trip Deputy Game Warden Tom Edmunds made into the North Fork country of the Big Hole basin, prior to coming to Ana­ conda to assist Deputy Game War­ den John McCaffery in checking up several alleged violations of the fish and game laws. “ And Edmunds had something to show for the trip besides a couple of frost bitten toes and nipped ears When he reached Wisdom he had two prisoners, Sam Loftus and J W Hopkins, six prime marten skins, a beaver pelt, an elk hide and about 26 pounds of elk meat. Both pris- cners and confiscated pelts and meat were picked up several miles down the North Fork from* the Big Hole cuttle ground » * * « * * “ Warden Edmunds located the pair in their cabin, miles from any habitation, searched their place and found the evidence, placed them un der arrest, and marched them to the nearest ranch Arriving there he dispatched a messenger to the fores! ranger’s station near the battle­ ground for a team, and then escorted the whole outfit into Wisdom ” Corral dust! “ The Northwest Mounted\ had a pair of snowshoes tied to his saddle when he got into the Basin on which the label shad not been blurred He rode over this portion of the valley in a sleigh His two prisoners in their cabin miles from any habita Mon wore on Joe Hopkins' ranch as ranch as a mile and a half, probably less, from the ranger station at the Gibbon battlefield, ranchers living aU around this cabin in the wilds, miles from any habitation, and fine rn>iw roads everywhere. The ar­ rests weie made on two different oc­ casions and neither of the prisoners were trosted, nor were either of the drivers who hauled the Northwenst Mounted in his search for poachers, and the intrepid officer should not have suffered The News is in deubt as to wheth­ er Torn went in and “ had hlsse’f writ up\ or whether that fellow on The Standard who never misses a chance to do the spectacular when writing shout the Big Hole Basin evolved It from his Inner conscious­ ness. There’s one thing absolutely certain: This self-same writer to whom we refer isn’t making any friends for the paper which employs him, so far as the Big Hole Basin ranchers are concerned; nor do his cock-and-bull stories tend to Intensi­ fy a feeling of good will toward the merchants of Butte and Anaconda whose tills ring with Big Hole Basin silver. This gazabo never hears of the purchase of a herd of dairy cat­ tle, never sees a purebred sire com­ ing Into the Basin, never knows of a sale of extra fine beef steers; but If it be possible for him to ereate a seitsarton his typewriter gets red hot Game wardens and deputy game wardens are not overly popular jin the Big Hole at best, and eueh a screed as the above quotation does not tend to their glory or effective­ ness in here. These people cannot be blamed therefor, protection of wild life is commendable. Yet the law as it is written and enforced is not last to the people living where there is game. One day, one hour, before the time limit has expired, a rancher may not shoot a duck for his table. He respects the law and does not attempt to shoot » t i l m - Hahtert from Bette and PIONEER PASSES Nathan Ames died at the old home stead in the Grasshopper valley last Tuesday night, too late for the cur­ rent Issue of this paper by the tHus the sad fact was made known to us Deceased was born at Oxford, New Hampshire, July 11,\ 1846, and had been a resident of the Grasshopper for tbout 35 years. He leave.; a wife and a daughter, Mrs. Will Pen dergatt, to mourn the loss of a lov­ ing husband and indulgent father. His funeral, like his life, was free from pomp, a brother Mason reading the simple burial service of the order at his grave in the Bannack ceme­ tery Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Will Pendergast live at Elkhorn and many miles of the distance between their home and the Ames ranch had to be negotiated on snowshoes. A fitting tribute to the memory of the deceased is found in the follow ing lines by H Howard Blggar: Dot others tell of the heroes Who fight where the sabres gleam, Where the blood of the thousands fallen Doth redden the flowing stream, Let others tell of the courage displayed in the clash of war. Where the armies mingle in battle And the cannons belch and roar, But mine is a different message Of H ose whom my heart reveres 1 sing of a nation's heroes, The dauntless pioneers There were lonely days on the frontier, Times when the world seemed drear, Tasks that were rnard to master And dangers that thrilled with fear. V But theirs was a band with a pur­ pose And the courage that never fails, '»nd (he long line never wavered As :t followed the western trails. Many the tributes we owe them, Men of a passing age; For they leave us a treasured mem 'ry, The richest of heritage. Mer, v. ith the pioneer spirit, Blazers of western trails, « Resolute, dauntless, loyal, Never your courage fails And out from your ranks shall Issue The brave and noble and great, The builders of future empires, The future leaders of state, And they shall win fame and honor That will live undimmed through the years; For they are the scions of heroes— The dauntless pioneers. RADIO FIND OVERSUBSCRIBED Mrs. Ted Woodward very kindly remembered The News with a call when she was in Wisdom Saturday and Informs us that the radio fund for which she has worked so dili­ gently is found to have been over­ subscribed. She is inclined to think The News’ support of the measure had much to do with its succes, for which we are truly grateful. This paper has never “ laid down’’ on any project that seemed for the good of the community or the betterment of our fellowrnan, and when we do we trust we may be yanked hence. A Westinghouse radio set was purchased from Me Ivor of Deer Lodge, who by the way made a neat priee owing to the use to which the set was to be put, and by the time this paper reaches Its subscribers The folks at Galen will no doubt be en­ joying the varied plea a res thereof. Mrs, Woodward doee *not know the exact amount of the oversubscription as yet, nor to whom she shall rebate. TTPOSTD STOCKMEN esali trfve cart during the eight ami long before am They at«apple hie <rtf*c*ay i m t of f tar a vxmtfc fntfiet ea the Members of the Vipond Stockmens association held a meeting at Mel­ rose last Monday afternoon, about 66 stockmen being present. R B Mfl- ian of the State college at Bozeman was present and gave a talk on the feed and feeding of -eattie and on breeds and breeding of cattle. 3 B Boners of fbo Beaverhead na- W W Haarietew Asia. Eaaertek ant ¿oh* Fo- from XKHom to attesi R U D E R U R A L R H Y M E S (Writte.; for T he N ews by Bob Adams) iWITURE No woude> that these rhymes are rude; btfore my pres­ ent wife I wood, some ways of mine were very crude. Ere I was married to th same, I had uo manners worm me name. My shirt and necktie did not match, and when l itched I used to serai ch. Before I up and married Hannan I packed a very red bandanna; I mopped my brow and waved it proudly, and blew it sometimes very loudly. I also found that hanky trusty to wipe my shoes when they were dusty. 1 d learned quite early In my life some ways to sling a (able knife, and that In mansion, cot or hovel one should net use It as a shovel, but still 1 found it slip­ pery work with certain foods to ply a fork, and often chose to use a spoon where social codes refuse the boon. Yea, even yet 1 bust the rules that govern these here table tools. When in the heavy work of ating with ertain folks I am some three forks behind. Of spoons I either havt not any competing I’m apt to glance around and find that 1 am or else too doggone many, 0, any wife or lean or chubby who starts to civilize her hubby will find him, though tht light seems won, a tricky cuss when all Is done. My wife still rues it when she fail* to check up on my finger nails 1 sometimes break my bread slice up and soak it in my j.r .seek some post behind the shack to lean cratch my back. — BOB ADAMS Ì toffee cup,, ,,o, thereon and sor l i i l \ Ì NEWS FEATURES “ Blest be he who bloweth his own bugle, for If he bloweth it not the same shall ne'er be blown.” We don't know whether our read­ ers have noticed the features we’ve been running, but it’s a cinch ouf pocketbook has I’RAISES BIG HOLE BEEVES F W Coles of Coles & Dodd Haines. Oregon, has been touring the past week In quest of beef stuff for ills firm \I have been over quite a lot of 'o'lnliy where they have good beef s*u;'i this winter,” Mr Coles said to During the legislative session pa-¡The News while gracing our sanctum cently closed we gave you two col- Monday afternoon.“ but we've simply umns of condensed legislative news got to give It to the Big Hole for fat and the same amount of general’ cattle. Carl Huntley has a coup's news prepared by the Western News-¡of hundred Whileface steers that I paper Union of Billings. haven't seen the equal of for two Readers of dally newspapers will years, anyhow, and George Cleimnv recall the opening of the tomb of old at la' l.son has a pen of very superior King Tut-Anhk Amen,ruler of Egypt .Shorthorn steers Take It all In all. 3500 years ago This Is a rather un^Big Hole sure has the beef stuff ” canny subject, an act deprecated byj Mr Coles is a most competent the Association of Undertakers in an I judge of fat Rteers He Is an exhfb Eastern state, who Illustrate their) itor of this class of cattle and tor 10 position by asking the pertinent’’ years led the van at Portland, He question: “ How would Americans1 is Hie man also who bought the Burt like it if in the centuries to comej Canfield steer “ Felix\ at the Lewis i he grave of Lincoln or Washington j ton livestock show several years ago should be opened and the remains ¡Mr Co’es says \the boys in here of these men placed on exhibition?.;’ have Muir sights raised a little just Nevertheless, this was news; and a* present, but here’s hoping I can as soon as the photographs of the find an outlet 1 would be proud to articles found in the tomb of the an- shin this stuff, 1 assure you ” Last dent ruler were released the West-¡season Mr Coles took a lot of beef ern Newspaper Union secured them stuff from the-Basin and we trust and for th past three weeks News readers have been able to read about them and look at the Illustrations. During the greater portion of the past twelve months we have been giving our readers “What God Says\ a series of sermonettes bought for ns by the Rev. William G Johnson, who is leaving us in a very short time. This series has awakened a religious interest in the community and we shall follow it by “Bible Thoughts for the Week,” furnished n plate form by the W N U. A new feature is “The Office Cat,\ the first installment appearing this week. This matter is furnished (in part) by Eastern firm but there are local hits in the column, some sug­ gested by the firm and others by“ the little bird on Nellie’s hat?” There is no attempt to be sarcastic with the pithy items dragged in by the Office Cat. If anyone should happen to be offended at an item in this column it will be charged to the acoeunt of the Eastern firm; If you are pleased you may buy the old man a box of Cleo­ patra*. HELMING-WOODY Announcement cards were receiv­ ed in Wisdom last week by friends of the high contracting parties stating the Mary J Woody of Jackson was married to Harry Helming of Wis­ dom at Vancouver .Washington,March 1?. “ At borne after June 1, J923, at Wisdom, Montana.” The bride is one o f Jackson’s fair­ est daughters aad the bridegroom co­ ndor. «Maher o f the * « a g e firm of- l a f t S L f # S L « * the market will yet shape Itself so he may be made proud again. THE WEST'S BIG SHOW More Interest In “The West’s Big Show” at Salt Lake City is being shown this year than ever, This Is (specially true of the Big Hole Basin Everyone who has attended the show from here is going again, and each is striving to have his next door (ranch) neighbor go with him This is as it should be The In­ ter Mountain Live Stock Show held, this is the sixth year, at Salt Lake is “ nearer home” In every sense of the word than other places where like exhibitions are staged. And this great educational exhibition is for the aetual benefit of stockmen. It is bo sense a catch-penny scheme. Instead of an exhorbitant entrance fee for shew stuff, there is no entry charge; and admission is free like­ wise; and yet, in spite of the wail of “hard times,” which Salt Lake evi­ dent iy doesn’t believe fn or at least doesn’t feel, “ $7755 will be awarded I b cash and special prizes.” An exhibit of over 2566 head of prize cattle sheep and bogs o f all classes is promised and an athletic eamfval is s feature of this show, to be held April S-4-6-6-7. GEORGE DITTY HAS ANOTHER One of the most certain signs of returning prosperity in this neck o’ the woods Is George Duty’s saJea at Dffkm. He held a a s * em St. Pat­ rick’s day aad despite the taeJement w a ther which prevaflei a ''IttMikW i f Bflf 4fi&t of m nany poos JACKSON NEWS NOTES Alfred Peterson, who is suffering from the effects of a nail which pen­ etrated his foot, will soon be able to get around again. Mrs. Joe Kramer gave a dinner Sunday to Mr. and Mrs. Mann, Ar­ thur Anderson, Walter Richardson, Johu and Charley Wenger, Clarence Helming, Julia Kramer, Menle and Ida Wenger, Jean and Lucy Langs dorf. Forest Pendergast of Wisdom was the guest of his chum, Emil Kramer, in Jaekson over Sunday. Mrs Clemow. with her daughters Betsy and May, spent Sunday with Mrs. Henry Olsen There was a good crowd at the Jardhie swimming pool and dance la.-t Saturday »and Sunday evenings Mr and Mrs Jules Wenger »pent tile week-end with Mr and Mrs J dm Ii abnit John Langsdorf has jusl returned from Dillon. The girls all seem to think he is much improved in looks .‘•itice he had his face worked over Mrs J Woody gave a dinner Iasi Sunday for Mrs U I, Harrington and Mrs Brown, the teacher Joe Kramer has been taking Gee Mi ton around looking al the heel steers in this end of the Basin. Charley Wenger has the system for taking the girls arounil -donkey and toboggan Harold Brown has been laid up with a sprained ankle but was aide to bring his best friend to the swim it tig party last Saturday evening Vot say. Ida’’ M\ msi s end Mesdames Tom. Han and John l’endergast passed through Jackson last week on their way to attend Hie funeral of Ned Ames al Bannack Mr and Mrs John I'cndergast of Wisdom were up on a short visit to Jackaon shaking hands with then old friends, who were very glad to ee the popular couple again Ideiyone Is glad to see J U Lossl come up to Jackson John Won gw» t« * very busy wia* feeding sheep, but let there be a big dlimir announced and John always manages somehow to gel his feet un der the table— and also finds time to I ring Ins best friend Jean Langsdorf It ti 1 es Walter Richardson to gel up the swimming parties at the Jar (line pool How bout it, Menle? Announcement cards have been received in Jackson from Mr and Mrs Harry Helming, Vancouver Washington We are sure promts ing them a chiravarl worth while when we get hold of them State Industria. Review BACK TO OLD MONTANA Mrs I)r Bolton writes from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, that the doctor has been transferred to the U. S Veterans Bureau at Helena and she and little Miss Helen will join him there this week In closing Mrs Bolton says “ We are all glad to get back to Montana “ And we who have been so fortunate as to know this estimable family are absolutely happy to learn of the return. E C Jaeobs, formerly with the Ba­ sin Mercantile company at Wisdom, who with his wife made an extensive auto tour and finally purchased a grocery t* Portland, \Oregon writes from Libby that he sold out hfs busi­ ness in the Flower city and is now with the Libby Lumber company in the woodland commissary, acting as timekeeper also. Jake’s health went back oa him, he says, in Oregon, bat it's dollars to doughnuts he and his estimable wife were more homesick than anything else. Anyhow, ft’s an ill wind blows nobody any good, and if falling health sent them home we are glad they got sick. And as per announcement else­ where Mr. and Mrs. Harry Helming are giving up Portland to return to Wisdom about June 1. SCHOOL ELECTION a* From notices, typewritten blanks of legal fo r a tacked up ever H it- sm, ft appear* there is w a to he a school election to m s s • w^yueaaaesMXyf ; ovwloefced by taxpayers i t o u t a m itun i U to T ' t U nt i State railway commission has re­ duced th« transportation rate for oil through the pipeline from Cat Creek VUi to Winnctt from 20c a barrel to 15c, effective March 21. There are lit* well »producing at Cat Creek, an excellent development for Marcrly three yarn of work. In a romparntivly short period Cat has pa-sri! nil other (¡elds In the Rocky mcu'iulu rigiuu with the exception of Sait Creek, During 1922 Cat Cie.'k produled 2,209,832 barrels of crude oil ¡n excess of the oil eon- -'in id as fuel in the field. .Oil i unluct on on government laud in the Cat Creek field in Mon- tuna aggregated 177.592 barrels of oil in January, an increase of 3.x7 6 tarn Is over December Molilalia ranchers are in need of common laborers. Mibs Oily $25,000 workers' bank is proposed here. Rocky Ridge il company is Oto sup ply Cut Bank with natural gas. Anacindu Rich silver strike is made In the Champion mine State has almost si* million acres of homesliad land, the largest area being ;n Phillips comity W.lsall (illll acre lalich liel.s (so owi.ef J'H,50ll Kulispell Yeomen considering e»- I,.:L1.-diluent i of a i hildren » home on Fla'head lake T'u) Large mine deal eloseil al en Sno .i storm Sliver Lead eom- P'liy buy» tin properly of the Won lana Morning Mining company Shelby Asllber It'iiliiiy is Hlait lug operation» City Between 2Wo and 3 ;too acres of laud In the »Sidney dm Iricl to be planted lo sugar heels Mils year Livingston Northern Pacific rail­ way to litre l.imo men for repair work Mai din Woik on construction of bard surfaced gravel highway over Crow YTiaian reservation will be un­ der way soon. Broad u»’ Chicago & Northwest­ ern plans to extend lls road from Belle Fimridie. K D , to Forsyth, will lop Immense coal deposits near tie re Billings Broadview test w-ll» H i > i drilling once more Helena Bank deposits jump over six millions in period of four inonMts Helena $2,iHM) needed to rebuild Country club here Great Falls 250 wells to be put down in Kevin field Lewistown Two more tests plan ned for East Fiatwillow. Hilling»: Considerable develop- men! work to be clone in the Ryegate section (his summer Montana freight rates to be re duced on an average of in per cent Railroad to extend from Casje-r, Wyu , to Miles City will COS* td^-lve millions Butte, Plans for school on West side under way Glasgow's new creamery to have i capacity of 2.609 pounds of hut ter per week. $720,000 allotted for forest road» within the state. Kalispell: January sales of lum­ ber were more than double those of * year ago. totalling 23.240,272 feet for 1923 as against 1 1.725,55» feet for the same month in 1922, Stevensville; $20,000 cannery to be erected. Helena: Two street work plans proposed by council. C B ft Q to build $2.500,000 spur from Billings to Sheridan into the from Billings or Sheridan into the Rosebud coal fields. MAY HAVE BEEN METEOR Telephone calls and questionings Monday Bight tended to the belief that a fire had occurred on some ranch near Jackson. Tuesday Wis­ dom central phoned to nearly every ranch is that a d of the valley for Th* News but could sot leant of any­ thing in the nature of a fire, altho' «red that they had eon a m e a t n g it in a certain amgt&or-

Big Hole Basin News (Wisdom, Mont.), 29 March 1923, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.