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VOLUME XI WISDOM, MONTANA. THURSDAY, JULY 26, 1923 NUMBER 46 SPORTS ON SHELBY BOUT Here is what some sporting ex perts think of the present condition of Jack Dempsey, heavyweight cham pion of the world, idle two years before he met Tommy Gibbons at Shelby: Harry L Farrell of The United Press— His marksmanship is off and his blows seem to lack the old-time power he displayed againt Carpen tier. Robert Edgren, Evening World— It seemed sometimes that Dempsey had lost the power of his blows. Igoe.New York World— The cham pion, to tell the truth about the mat ter, was not quite up to the Dempeey brand. He was a trifle short with his punches. Damon Runyon, N Y American He had all his old-time form but he wasn't the fighter that beat down the giant Wiilard ai Toledo. Granlland Rice, N Y Tribune— The vital spark hasn't been killed, but it's jpuce mighty flame has been dimmed- W 0 McGeehan, N Y Herald— The inference now must be that Demp sey is going back. Hugh Fullerton, Chicago Tribune — Whether Dempsey has gone back or not it a problem My opinion is that he met a master boxer and It was mighty fortunate he trained foi 15 rounds. There are local sidelights on thi Shelby fiasco that have never beer played up by sport writers. Ohul Wilson and Tex Mayo were accosted by a giibtongued fellow who put i pair of glasses or gogies on the noat of each of these worthies with the assurance that they were not cost ing them a cent. Immediately he produced a sample copy of an oil boom paper which he wanted 98 cents a year for. Doth of the Wis dom guys fell for his blarney bu Tex didn't quite understand the mar when he mentioned the price of sub seription, which was 98 cents. “ Did you say a dollar ninety-eight?’’ ask ed Tex “ Yep,'' was the response and Tex forked it over— and hasn't seen a copy of the paper yet, (Neither of these Wisdom boys take the li 1' ole home paper, tho’ ) Carl Huntley acted as chaperon for the Wisdom and bunch and dis tributed a paper of safety pins among h s charges so they might se cure their pockets against the light- fingered gentry. HTILL IN BANDER* Sheriff ellater and Undereheriff Meany captured a 46-gallon still in the dense growth of timber near the mputh of Swamp creek, across the river from Plains. This is one of the largest stills ever captured in this section of the country, Along with the still were found six 60-gallon barrels of corn mash, mixed In with which was every conceivable kind of rorm and bug, There were blow files, caterpillars, angle worms, red ants and their uneles, doodle bugs, bpofied fever ticks, yellow jackets and others too numerous to mention. Can you imagine the ooncoetlon that issued forth and was peddled and drunk in Plains? The still itself was a poison-per meated hell pot. It was made out of common vine and was so fashioned that it was impossible to open It to clean it. Undoubtedly its insides are covered with verdigris, one of the most deadly of poisons and when shaken one could hear a big gob of some eonge&led mixture rattling about inside. It is a wonder that no one passed ta, his Checks from imbibing the brew.— Plainsman. Mr. Williams undoubtedly saw the articles mentioned and we reproduce the article in hopes that Wisdom men, especial^ the young fellows, may take warning. No matter what the bootlegger tells yon abovt the parity of the stiff be handles, you haven't any more chance than he te really knew «had you're pdaatU down year hard-earned dcfftem for. DURING THUNDER STORMS “Get under cover during a thun der storm,” is the advice of Alexan der G McAdie, director of the Blue Hill observatory in Milton, Massa chusetts, according to an Associated Press dispatch one day last week. “ In a battle,” says the professor, “a hundred bullets are fired for each soldier killed.x It is something like this with lightning flashes. There are a hundred discharges for every bolt of lightning that hits a person. Fortunately, too, of every one hun dred streaks of lightning about 91) are from cloud to cloud or spill over discharges of moderate electrical en ergy and are mostly horizontal, do ing no damage whatever. \About 10 flashes in 100 come ver tically, that is, down to earth iu a straight line. Some flashes come sideways and seem to be crookod i’.lthough there are really no Hashes gzaggiug like the teeth of a saw as artists generally depict lightning “The intense straight flashes are ihe ones to he feared, and it is a s Uy person who stands out in the open when such flashes ,ut seen, lie invites trouble, hut the invitation is not always accepted “ Professor McAdie cites the case of four men walking along a beach dur ng a thunder storm, one of them oeing killed, one severely burned end the other two stunned by a Hash if lightning. 'There is no protection for a case ike this.'' he says, ‘ unless one could arry around with him a metallic uiver well grounded The first rule. >.heu, is Do not stay on a beach or n1 a Held when dark, heavy clouds ire overhead or coming sl&wly from he west or south ' Get under cover i possible. If this is not practica le, lie down. Don’t remain stand ng \Second Do not stand under a ree with thick foliage You are orming a part of the line of dis harge, since the body, more partio ularly t^e skin, is a better conduc or than the trunk of the tree More ieople are killed by lightning iu this way than probably any other. “Third. Don't stand in the door way of a barn or at a window in proximity to a chimney There are urrents of air or winds, and the lightning follows to some extent any draft or column of rising air, es pecially warm air “ Fourth.“ Don't laugh at anyone’s nervousness during a severe thunder storm. There is a good reason to he nervous. Even if one is in a build ing that is struck the damage is, in 98 cases out of 100, confined to rip ping out plaster or knocking off slates and tearing off projecting Uni ties. But there are times when the torn clouds descend to earth and amid darkness the flashes are heavy and numerous. At such times there is danger. It is dangerous to be near a chimney or a tree or a flag- pol or a metal clothesline. “Fifth: Stock should not be tied co or near a wire fence. “ Sixth: There is no particular sense in going to bed. Standing on glass or rubber or any good insu lator, & woolen blanket, for example, will give one a little more security and a great deal more oonMence. The probability of a person in an ordinary residence building being struck is very slight, “Seventh: If you are near a per son who has been struck,make every effort to resuscitate him. Only rarely does lightning kill outright. Mostly people are stunned and all that is seeded is a little artificial resptration to restore them to con sciousness. Of coarse, get a doctor quick. “Eighth: If yon are in a trolley car and a flash comes in and burns c|e fuses with a roar and a blinding flash, sit MIR. The danger is over, and while yea may be frightened you are sot likely to be hurt. “Ninth: If you have a radio, bet ter cut ft out daring a thunder The aitanae should be »»d aB wires, as ter sa- — - | itiwtilla . »fljpv vwfiKWW» If y t w bowse ts provided rods ye* weed . ffwoil ta <9ty Mart:» aas yttefe- RUD E RURAL R H Y M E S (Written for T he N ews by Bob Adams) EATING When in my barefoot boyhood state I use$ no sense In what 1 ate. Some unripe fruit I’d often take,’ which later on was sure to make my little whatchacallit ache. Perhaps I'd go to bed all right, all free from care and happy quite; but paius would seize me iu the night. Then I would open up my jow'.a, emitting hmsl unearthly howls. Poor ma would sigh ami pa would swear, but they would snatch my ummy bare and rub It gently here and there. Though long and patiently they knelt, the more they rubbed the won-m I felt. I'm older now and wiser grown, with broader girth of stomach zone, 1 must be careful how I grub it, tor if it aches no one will rub it. I feed myself with great est care, my apples must be ripe and fair; and very 1 tile pte or ham is stowed beneath my diaphragm, I turn down this and sidestep that for fear of billiousness or fat. O, biothers, though your table shake with loads of chicken, squab and steak, if you, like me, still have a feeing for (cling apples cores and peetbug, lets have a spree e'en though it hurts beneath tlx * bullous of our shirts. Soino b ill’ ripe apples let us tain, e t u thougo vie get the beli.v- re.Iie! — BID ADAMS SHORT 8TOKI1C8 OF HOME FOLK ____ v Mrs G D McKevitt's friends gave her a shower Tuesday evening. VYe hope \tiT-shave some particulars of ilie happy event next week. The song of the sickle is abroad in the home of the cow and the big 1 beef steer Weather conditions • are . not wholly satisfactory but we seem | iu have a superior class of labor Fred illtischy arrived last week from Spokane to see haying start in /thing the matter with u»p many of us get There's Men tana That eutirely up in the morning aKlhe alarm of a Connecticut dock, bulton^t^puir of Ohio suspenders to Chicago trousers, put on a pair of ahoes made in Dos ion, wash in a Pittsburg tin basin, using Cincinnati soap and a cotton towel made in New Hampshire, sii down to a Grand Rapids table, eat pancakes made of Minneapolis flour, ilie land w here he has put up so “ nd Kansas City bacon fried on a St many hundred tons when this now | Louis stove, buy fruit put up in Cal- t,imoils beef producing valley was in Hernia, seasoned with Rhode Island us swaddling clothes. spices, put on a hat made in Phila delphia, hitch a Detroit tin mule fed ! ( mi Texas gasoline to an Ohio plow Ilarvtster company and specializing #nd work jike h£jl aJ1 dtty on tt mort gage, send our fire Insurance money Mr Norris of tiie International ilie Primrose separator was In Wis dom last week looking after busi ness. He appointed Charley ffejl local agent for I he Primrose, Miss Florence ( “Sis” ) Ralston is visiting (he family of her brother Charles She is accompanied by Dr. Doekman, chief of the Child Welfare department of the University of Cal ifornia, where Miss Ralston is en gaged. Mrs. Don Anson is enjoying a visit from her friend Mrs. E P Gates of Boston. One of the never-to-be-for gotten pleasures of the visitor was a trip over the Western Scenic park- to park highway, Mrs. Anson driv- ng the car. LAST CALL FOR A l’TO LIC ENSE Sheriff Mooney informs us that he to New York, Ban Francisco, Lon don and Shanghai, and at night we crawl under a New Jersey blanket and are kept awake by a damned dog— the only home product on the place— wondering all the while why ready money and prosperity are not mure abundant In this wonderful stale of ours. And yet Montana manufacturers and merchants In its cities give the country newspaper the marble heart while squandering thousands upon thousands of dollars In “ direct ’ sti ver-fr ng. 1. e , circular lette s, near ly all of which are never opened b> Die rn.iok.nt but cast into the waste hack-t at the postofflee where they taken from the mall box. Besides all this, there are people In every community who do not taka has made the last call upon owners ^heir home PaPer Gr ever * * 8 good of automobiles and trucks o p e r a t i n g ^ lor it who will work their very in Beaverhead county for their 1923 tueuails off for an outside paper .n a license. “After this notice, which i8‘ ‘ eonte«t” for subscribers, official,’’ he said, “my deputies are instructed to enforce the law in this regard, and no favors will be ex tended. If you drive a car or truck you must have a 19|B3 license.” Personally Mr. Mooney dislikes to “ bear down,” but the law requires him to act and he is no shirk. Af ter all, It is only fair that all should pay the fee if any do. Beaverhead county gets but a small amount of the auto tax collected by the state, but when her economical board of commissioners award the county printing at 39 per cent above The WISDOM SILVER MINING CO Oui readers will doubtless recall the publication of an article recently in wtueh it was announced that the Wisdom Silver Mining company won second prize for the best ore exhibit at the sessions of the Northwest Mining convention held at Spokane recently when even British Colum bia competed. It now develops that after the ex hibit had been passed upon the ore was assayed and gave a return of WRONG PICTURE It seems ridiculous to hear poll tlciaus and. labor agitators get up and tear the air expounding on the fight between capital and labor. To hear their speeches and public utter ances, an uninformed person would hare a vision of the wealthy men in this -nation hiding behind breast works of money bags and ftgnting off starving millions who are trying to scale this wall of gold, In the next breath we read in our daily papers that a rich employer In New York has turned over his cloth ing business to a few employes. Au tomatically these employes become the hated capitalists and take their places behind the barirers of gold which in turn the workmen they hire will strive to tear dowu. is not this the wrong picture to Hash constantly before the eyes of millions? Is not a capitalist any in dividual who has saved fifty or a hundred dollars and through wise Investment, either iu a peanut wag on, a bootblack stand or an Industri al or government bond, caused that money to earn more dollars? Is the man who saves one hun died dollars which he puts into a public utility, a railroad, a sawmill property, where, with money eon tributed by hundreds of others like himsetf.it employs thousands of pen I le at good wages, a bad citizen? Yet re is a capitalist Just as truly as the man who Invests a hundred thous and dollars or a million dollars When there is removed the incen ive for the man with flOO to in iredne that amount to |l,00t) and ben to $10,000, and so on, there ts also removed the chance of reward that Is the stake for which the aver age ablebodied American thrives. The majority of capitalists today started as hand workers, and yet, ac lording to the radical politicians and labor agitators, the salvation of the ountry lies in denying to others the hanc.e which these men had to ben efit themselves and, incidentally, hu inanity In general through the mod ern conveniences (hey have given to the humblest American citizen, WHERE IH MY WANDERING ROY That old song “ Where Is My Wandering Boy Tonight?“ might he paraphrased so as to make the In qulry apply to daylight hours in Wis do in. When Joe Hopkins went to the slaughter house one evening last week to butcher several head of stock he found hik ammunition de pleted to such an extent that his plans were changed— to the dlscoro fort of perhaps the mother of the boy who stole the cartridges. This thing of raising children on the street—or rather allowing them to raise themselves there—Is one of the causes of courts and peniten tiaries. No home is so humble but something can bet found by the true mother for the little hands to do, or thought other, than mischief for the busy brain of the boy to wrestle with. If the parents do not find something tor idle hands to do, sa- tan will. $548.2?. The sample eame from a News bid (merely so the job work 4M##t )ead Mr cole naturally as well as the newspaper p u b » « - OTpeetg tBS«ta l sueees from the ti-ons ean be done in The Examiner office) they must make every edge cut. Better send for your license plate, The News has. METAL MINING IN MONTANA The mining industry of Montana showed a decided improvement the first six month* et 1823, according to a statement issued by the Depart ment e t the Interior, based on sta tistics eospdied hy G N Gerry ed the; Geological Survey. The electrolytic Great Tails wsa he- \tug aperital ut iBptefty « # the wp- per ptete at f ere *ai «amueven«»-at * rate far It en e a » « ? á t e t e I t t i , hi «he frfeea a t « « p a r . lead development of the property. J F Arnold, president et the com pany, is on the groénd today with two of the best mining engineers in the Northwest. There are six e l e i « et 28 aeres each in the property three oí these belonging to Wilke brothers, who have given a bond and lease to the company, and the other three claims are held by George Cole to whom belongs the honor o i deveL the «ro t t i . RAY WILLEY FOOLH WISE ONES It is told to us by the little bird on Nellie’s hat that Ray Willey and Miss Lee were quietly married at the bride’s home in Hamilton one day last week. A number of stories are told as to Low the newlyweds passed through Wisdom Intact, bat we hesitate to jrlat either or any of them. ’Tis enough to say: “ He put one over.” Mr. Willey Is one of the promising young ranchers of the valley and the bride made an enviable reputation as a teacher of the Briston school The News joins the many friends ei 'the high contracting parties in wish ing them the choicest of life’s htes»- UGHTNLVQ CLAIMS HAY HAND of Butte was in ky hgbteteg te one of tike meadows te the »vam p Creek No. 1 m a t t (tee eld linee) a( tee HuteJey t r i m THE STANDARD'S SIMS “Is a company that represents • huge combination of capital entitled to as large a percentage of profits as a company with small capital?” asks The Joplin (Mo.) Herald. “If it is, there would seem, to be little argument agafnst the Standard Oil company— provided Us own official figures as to profits are accepted. “ By way of reply to the senate's sub-committee's recent Investigation ¡he Standa-.: Dll r<>m;any el New Jersey has published an extended statement iu the current issue of The Lamp, its owu publication, lu which it purports ,to make a frank report of its affairs and its policies. “For one thing, the company dates it now has «D.OUO stockhold ers, that every year witnesses au in n-easing spread of its ownership,and (hut even now there is uo control by any individual or group Along this line it stales emphatically that not only is there no domination of the oil busness by any one c.ompauy or group of companies, but that the most, intense competition exists. It ts declared that almost one third of the business done by ths particular com.pauy last year was obtained in competition with its fonuer subsid in'es. ' As to cartings and profits, i! is stated that out of every dollar re reived from petroleum products dur tug the past two and a half years it has retained us profits only .1 rents On a typical sale of five gal Ions of gasoline at a lining Murom the consumer has paid on an aver age. $1 36, and of tins amount the oil company has received hut 8 4 cents as profit During the past ID years the company has averaged hut 1 2 7 6 per cent on its investment “On the subject of salaries for tis directors it is claimed that these directors are, in every case men who have risen from the ranks of employes of the company until they deserve to he considered, ittul are, as a rule, experts, and that, there fore, they are deserving of good pay. They have uo business,or stock re lations outside of the company for which they work, and their aggr.- gate service represents less than l of u cent ori the cost of cwry gallon (of petroleum products the company sells ” FOUR DARKS DltOJId T The News Is in receipt of u com munication from the Missoula Cham ber of Commerce enclosing an arti cle for publication concerning the Four Darks International Highway project which will he organized in the Garden city July 27 28 Accompanying the announcement s a blueprint showing the proposed route, and by this ii is seen that at last Wisdom has a chance to come into her own. Without the metrop olis of the Big Hole, “Home of the Cow and the Big Beef Steer,\ and the ranchers of this justly famous valiey, there had been no road over the mountains to the west of us. Missoula’s half-hearted support of the Western Scenic road and (lie un warranted—aye, inexcusable— fight she has made against tourist travel over it, makes The News just a bit shy of the proposed organization; yet if it be possible the writer will be on deck. Should his attendance upon the meeting he impossible, we hope Wisdom will send a represent ative; If net even this, we shall look for a report from the Missoula or ganization to be published next week. There is no prettier, bo more his toric route than this and if tt had been property advertised—-or even had Missoala hotels boasted in stead of knocked, it would be the ffcvorfte rente today. Time and time again have we heard of Missoala nrging the toarist to “take in” the Bitter Root valley bat in the same breath warned net to attempt the ascent. As a matter of cold fact, there is set s stretch of road of any extant, tram one mile to fifty, that Is as good as the road over the Oosrtteental divide between the Big and Stenoses.