Big Hole Basin News (Wisdom, Mont.) 1912-1925, October 25, 1923, Image 3

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mm B t n ç « F i « f e ­ to * * ________ J. R SH A W POStOiM dwa.Ra&g« Lftkt creek to Moose creek. Horse b r ’ â| on Ift side HUNTLEY CATTLE COMPANY Carl R. Hunt- ley, mgr, Wis­ dom. Horses 1ft Spool brand alao and on left abldr tor horse*. Ll i b a v v i u a n s l a T H 0 3 . PEN DEK0A8T P. 0 . Wisdom Rang« east side. Horses branded same on the left ■shoulder. PETERSON OLSON P. 0 . Wisdom. Mont. Range be tween Fox and Stanley gulch. Horse brnd ths same, 1ft thigh. DAN PENDERGAST Postofflce Jack son; range from Swamp creek to Lake. Horses SON-OLSON O n a MAX 0. S a LEW IS Ftshtrap, Mont Dewlap with this brand; alao. 87 right ribs, upper bit and underbit right ear. All have buttons. J. C. W HARTON Postoffice, Wis dom, Mont. Horse brand— the same, right ehoulder. B. B. n a f i i u n LAW R E NCE A Bowen. Square crp lft ear, hole in right. Horse brnd same left shldr. Range, West fork of Thompson creek to Mudd creek 0 . B. CANFIELD llorses same— i Range, Mussig- brod creek to Tie creek. P. £). Gibbons. GEORGE PARSONS P. o, Wtsdom-i Range Tie creek td Mnsslgbrod. Horses same on left thigh 1 PARSONS t o fi N JOSES Hornes the same 6n left shonlder. Postofflc# sddres Wisdom, Mont. LEROY ARNOTT Bowea P. 0 . Horse brad left thigh Bange Fishtrap to Mnssigbrod. IR A W ALK E R Horses the same Bange f r e es Steele creek. P. 0 . Anaconda. • JOHNSON M B H crse b rad ■ right skktr SPOKANE RANCH A. 0 . Onaernd, proprietor. P. 0 . address Wisdom, Montana. Horae brand on left shoulder. CuttW brand K half diamond on the left side. TOPE BROTHERS ¿esse and John. P. 0. Wisdom. Ranch a» Northfork. Cat tie brand same on right hip. JORGEN JORGENSEN Wisdom. Cat­ tle range Steel, ck to Squaw eh Horse br’dg>t right thighjSp _ [Range, Stauley to Warm Spgs. W M . MONTGOMERY Postoffice, Wis dom, Montana. Horse b’nd L O left stifle H A R R Y G. DAVIS» Cattle brand same Harry G. Davis. Jackson, Mont, on right ribs. Range on Bloody ___ Dick and Big Hole river. HANS JORGENSEN Postoffice, Wis dom. R a n g e - Steel creek to Squaw creek Horse brnd the same as cattle ^ on thigh JAHNKE BROTHERS Horses same on left shldr. P 0 Wisdom. Range betw’n Squaw ck and Steel ck SILAS C. DISHNO. P. U, Wisdom. Knge E S Big Hole between Jack s o n W isdom C a t tie branded left nbs i BKOTHERS P. U, Wisdom, h h $50 REWARD Big Hole Basin Stockmen's asso­ ciation will pay the above sum for the arrest and conviction of anyone who tampers with fence or gate or tresspasses upon the feed lots at Wisdom. 26-tf 9100 REWARD The Southern Montana Telephone Company will pay $100 for the ar rest and conviction of party or par­ ties who shoot the toll line wire; or Information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone mutilating or destroying any pole, line or other property belonging to the said eom »any. H. R. Capehart, Local Man­ ege*. 18-tf With our targe motor equipment we are prepared to answer calls any­ where In the Big Hole, day or night Sherman & Reed tmeral Director* and Embahners Motor Equipment Latest and Best - BÜTTE, MONTANA oodway A Arfaona. F k s s a 57 ASH B j f H u b b s i n H e w s m BROWN M OUSE the QMattae, gad eat lar an *t»t*ii* By H E R B E R T Q U IC K nlHUiimilUlllltmilllllllllllllUlllllHHli? (Copyright by Th# Bobbs-llanill Oanpeny) SYNOPSIS CHAPTER I —Jennie Woodruff con­ temptuously refuse# to m*rry Jlra Ir­ win. young farm hand, becau** of hi* financial condition and poor prospect*. He Is Intellectually above hi* station, and has advanced Idea* concerning th* Possibilities of expert school teaching, for which he I* ridiculed by many. CHAPTER II.—More as a Joke than otherwise Jim Is selected as teachsr of the Woodruff district school. CHAPTER H I—Jim, In hi* new posi­ tion. sets out to make stanch friends of his pupils, especially two boys, New­ ton Bronson and \Buddy\ Simms, th# latter the son of a shiftless farmer. Colonel Woodruff, Jennie's father, hat little faith In Jim# Ideas of Improving rural educational methods. He nick­ names him the \Brown Mouse.” in il­ lustration of an anecdote. CHAPTER IV —Jim's conduct of th# school, where he endeavor* to teacli the children the wonders of nature and some of the scientulc method* o| farming, as well as \book learning,' is condemned. CHAPTER V.—Jennie Woodruff li nomlnted for the position of oount] superintendent of schools. The school hoard grows bluer In Its opposition to Jim and his Innovations. EUAfiER VI—At a public meeting Jim roundly condemns the methods of teaching m the rural schools, and makes no Lriends thereby CHAPTER VII—A delegation of prominent women condemn Jim's meth­ ods of teaching. Imt he Is stoutly de­ fended hi S ms pupua, especially Newton Bronson. i.i wins si in an hour before nine— when the rural school traditionally 'takes lip\—when the boys had stored iheir traps In a shed at the Bronson home, and walked on to the school- iicmHe. That rather scabby and weath­ ered edifice was already humming with Industry of a sort. In spite of ihe hostility of the school board, and the aloofness of the patrons of the school, the pupils were clearly inter­ ested In Jim Irwin's system of rural education. Never had the attendance been so large or regular; and one of the reasons for sessions before nine and after four was the inability of the teacher to attend to the needs of his charges In the five and a half hours called \school hours.” The day passed. Four o'clock came. In order that all might reach home for supper, there was no staying, ex­ cept thut Newt Bronson and Raymond Simms remained to sw'eep and dust the schoolroom, and prepure kindling for the next morning's fire—e work they had taken upon themselves, so as to enable the teacher to put on the blackboards such outlines for the mor­ row's class work as might be required. Jim was writing on the board a list of words constituting a spelling exer­ cise. They were not from textbooks, but grew naturally out of the study of the seed wheat—\cockle \morning- glory,\ \convolvulus \viable “via­ bility,” \sprouting “Iron-weed” and the like. A tap was heard at the door, and Raymond Simms opened it. In filed three women—and Jim Ir­ win knew as he looked a! them that he was greeting a deputation, and felt that It rnennt a struggle. For they were the wives of the member* of the school board. He placed for them the three available chairs, and in the ab­ sence of any for himself remained standing before them, a gaunt shabby- looking revolutionist at the bar of settled usage and fixed public opinion. Mrs. Haakon Peterson was a tail blonde woman, slow-spoken and dig­ nified, and Jim felt an instinctive re­ spect for her personality. Mrs. Bron­ son was a good motherly woman, noted for her housekeeping, and for her church activities. She looked oftener at her son, and hi* friend, Raymond, than at the schoolmaster. Mrs. Bonner was the only one who shook hands with Jim, but he sensed In the little, black-eyed Irishwoman the real commander of the expedition against him—for such be knew it to be. \Ton may think it strange of os eoming after hours,* said she, “but we wanted to qpeak to you, teacher, wirhout the children bera.” “I wish more of the parents would can,\ said Jim. “At any hour of th* day,* “Or night either, I dare sty,* tug gested Mrs. Boms«. “I has? you’ve the scholars hen at i Jim moiled Us Mow \We do break th« union rides, I mess, Mrs. B obm f * arid he; to-be mere to A» then < get A rm •Whs* we t i m leg, Mr. Irwin, f f to object to the way (he “W# Object to th# Way th# Teachln’s Being Don*,“ mute. Mrs. Peterson Interposed her attack while Mrs. Bonner might be re­ covering her wind. \We people that have had a hard time,” she said in a precise way which seemed to show that she knew exactly what she wanted, “don't want our children taught about nothing but work. We want our children to learn dice things, and go to high school, and after a while to the Junlwerstty.” \Aren't your children happy In school, Mrs. PetcrsonT” *'I don't send them to school to be happy, Tim,\ replied Mrs Peterson, calling him by the name most famil­ iarly known to all of them; “I send them to learn to be higher people than their father and mother. That's what America means I” They’ll be higher people—higher than their parents—higher than their teacher—they’lt be efficient fanners, and efficient farmers’ wives. They 11 happy, because they will know how to use more brains In fanning than any lawyer or doctor or merchant can possibly use In his business* \It’s t fine thing,” said l ira Bonner, coming to th* aid of her fellow sol­ diers \to work hard for a lifetime, an’ raise nothing but a family of farmers 1 A fine thing I\ “They will be firm er* anyhow,\ cried Jhu, “In spite of your efforts— ninety out of every hundred of them I And of the other ten, nine will bo wage-earners In the cities, and with to God they were back on the funu; and the hundredth one will succeed In the city.\ The guns of Mrs. Bonner and Mrs. Peterson were silenced for a moment, and Mra Bronson, after gating about at the typewriter, the heoktograph, the exhibits of weed seeds, the Bab­ cock milk tester, and the other un- scholastlc equipment, pointed to the list of words, and the arithmetic problems on the board. \Do you get them words from the speller?” she asked. \No.\ said he, “w* get them from e lesson on seed wheat“ “Did them examples come out of an arithmetic bookT” cross-examined she. “No,\ said Jim, “w« used problems w# mad# ourselves Ws were figuring profits and losses on your cows, Mrs. Bronson I” \Ber* Bronson,\ said Mrs. Bronson loftily, \don’t need any help to telling what's a good row. II# was farmlag before you waa born I\ “Like fun, he don’t need help! He’s going to dry old Cherry off and fat­ ten ber for beef; and ha can maka mors money on the cream by beefing about three more of ’em. The Bab­ cock test shows they're Just boarding on ut without paying their board I* The delegation of matrons ruffled like a group of startled hens at this Interposition, which was Newton Bronson’s effective seising of the op­ portunity te issue a progress bulletin to the rwetrch work on the Bronson dairy herd. “Newton I\ said his mother, \don’t Interrupt me when Pm talking to th« t««cher I\ “Well, then,\ laid Newton, “don't tail th« teacher that pa knew which cows were good and which were poor. If any one in this district wants to know about their cows they'll hav« to com* to this shop. And I can tell yon that it’ll pay ’« a to come, too, If they're going te make anything sell tog Walt until w* get oat ew r*- ob th« herds, mk I\ Th« women were rather stampeded by this onslaught of the Irregular troop«—especially Mrs, Bronson. She felt a flutter of pride fa her eon, hut ft waa strong! y mingled with s moth­ erly desire te speak him. The tattoo roe«; v i a • unanimous that they had been scored upon. \Oowsr scoffed Mrs. Peterson. “If we Move ye« in fltie ySh, Mr, tnrin, nothing toff end grain»— m e tor «Iff. after t o year« of (he M&eel I weefld give you if I ‘D o r t hotter, Jim,“ said Mrs. ; “yoa w «*t he ef « un we was s pore no-’coont tot wttb- oat wjr toarato1, with netWu’ to ta‘k «cep * ear wrongs, u ’ a n c t o folks. Toe ses we distal understand jrou-ett. As* sow, we have hope. W# done got hope from this school. We're goto* to make good in the world We’se getting education. We’re all toarula1 to use hooks. My tittle sister will b« as good as anybody. If you’ll Just let Mr, Jim alone to tUls school— as good as any one. An’ I’ll he’p pup get a farm, and well work and think at the same time, an’ be happy i* CHAPTER VUI Jennie Arranges a Christmas Party, Miss Jennie Woodruff of the Wood­ ruff district waa a sensible country girl. Being sensible, she tried to avoid npplshness. But she did feel some little sense of Increased impor­ tance as she drove her father’s little runabout over the smooth earth roads. In the crisp December weather, Just before Christmas. The weather Itself was stimulating, and In the little cur, visiting the one hundred or more rural schools soon to come under her super vision, she rather fancied the picture of herself, clothed In more or less au­ thority and queening it over her Utile army of teachers. Mr. Haakon 1’eteraon was phlegmat­ ically conscious that she made rather an agreeable picture, as she slopped her car alongside his top buggy to talk with him. She had bright blue eyes, fluffy brown hair, a complexion whipped pink by the breeze, and she smiled at him Ingratiatingly. \Ikm’t you think father Is lovely?\ said she. \He la going to let me use the runabout when 1 visit the school»'' “That will he good,” said Haakon \It will save you lots of time. 1 hope you make the county pay for the gaso­ line.” ”1 haven’t thought about that,\ said Jennie “Everybody's been so nice to me—1 want to give ns well ns receive” ''Why,\ said Haakon, “you will yust begin to receive when your salary be­ gins In ïanuary.” \Oh no I” said Jennie. 'Tv# re­ ceived much more than thut now I Ion don't know U uyv proud I foot. Bo many nice men I never knew before, ami all my old friends like you working for me In the con vein ton and at the poll», Just ns If 1 amounted to somethin,': \ \And you don't know ho,v promt I feel,\ ankl Haakon, \to Imre In comiiy office a little girl I used tu hold on my tup \ Haakon was a rather richer man than the colonel, and imt a little proud of Ids ascent to attluenre. A mild spoken, soft-voiced Scandinavian, he was quite completely AmerlmnUed, and his Influence was always worth fifty to sixty Rcaudtnavtnn votes In any county election, lie was a good party man and conscious of being en­ titled to his voice In party matters. This seemed to him an opportunity for exerting a bit of political influence. “Tennle,\ said he, \this man Tin» Irwin needs to he lined up.\ \Lined up I What do you mean?\ “The way he Is doing In the school,\ said Haakon, ”1» all wrong If you cun t line him up, lie will make you trouble. We muet look ahead. Everybody has his friends, and i'im Irwin has his friends. If you have trouble with him, his friends will be against you when w# want to nom inate you for a second term. The county Is getting close. If we go to conwentlon without your home delega­ tion It would weaken you, and If we nominate you, every piece of trouble like this cuts down your wote. Fou ought to line him up and hav# him do right.\ \But he Is so funny,\ said Jennie. \He likes you,\ said Haakon. \fou can line him up.\ Jennie blushed, and to conceal her slight embarrassment, get out for the purpose of cranking her machiné. \But If I cannot line him up7” said she. \I tank,\ said Haakon, \If you can't line him up, you will hav# a chance to rewoke his certificate when you take office.\ Jennie thought of Mr. Peterson's suggestion as to \lining up” Jim Irwin as so thorougtdy sensible that she gave it a good deal ef thought that day. To he sure, everybody had al­ ways favored “more practical educa­ tion.” and Jim ’s farm arithmetic, farm physiology, farm reading and writing, cow-testing exercises, seed analysis, corn dabs and the tomato, poultry and pig clubs be proposed to hav# to operation the next summer, seemed highly practical; hat te Jen­ nie’s mind, the fact that they Intro­ duced dissension to the neighborhood end promised te make her official life vexatious seemed ample proof that Jim's work was visionary and imprac­ tical. Poor Jennie was not aware of the fact that new troth always comes bringing, not peace to mankind, bet a •word, ‘Tsiber,” said she rlcr i ;j' t. “la- '«•»» f) MrHf» ('».l'ivro.iw * V í a Be G e s taste, IF YOU NEED aw . . . r,<n. i .i;#fv inrjmrr u - m w *..... BUILDING Wider Highways Help Solve Traffic Problem A dispatch from Londi.u states that country roads and c'.ty streets to he laid out hereafter to Great Prttrln will have a right of vuy lku feet wide to most Instances and 100 feet wide as a minimum, if present plans of the govcrnuw'ct are carried out. TU« Seme dispatch states that beet use motor traffic has made It obvious that the old uarrow country roads are not lu these days safe, and because unem­ ployment In many lino» makes this time «com a favorable one for the con­ struction and Improvement of high­ ways. public enthusiasm has greeted the official plan for the widening of existing rouds and the establishment of the 1U0 foot width as thu official standard for the future, England's roads approached 100 per cent perfect long before uny great uc- complishmcnt in highway construction had been recorded JiffitWs country. Long before the war the highways of England bad become rivals of tfie rail­ ways through the use of motor trucks and steam traction engine», nficu haul­ ing sc\era I trailer», each with a ca­ pacity of tons. The roads bore this traffic well and their maintenance, which culls for almost daily Inspec­ tion and continuous repairs, has en­ abled these highways to stand up Under g much heavier traffic than 00 per Cent of American roads receive. The plans of the government will Involve a total of se.erul thousand miles of addiiloual new consirm'tion, destined to make London the eeuter of the most adequately rouded Section of the world The Vnlted States, Just embarking with governmental usslMauoe in on the construction of an interstate, nation­ wide, primary highway system, will consider the conclusions which an in- finitely greater experience lias forced Upon British highway iiiilhorillcs. While few of our mads, like In the vblniiy of London need a n.ihl of w ay I \0 feet In w i 1 1 1 o I tie , s- ent tune that traffic rcquiri'a.i lit.» \III Ulllmotel) ¡leuiuml such a wIdl ll ScemS uliuost certain Canada Will Spend Big Sum in Ruilding Hoads A million dollars is lii ii, v<>' In road building In llnlisli t'olnml In lids year Most of the work will he done between now and early autumn Ihe Briny of laborers mov engaged will he shifted lo fiiinm dining li e heavy har­ vest season British Columbia’s program Is being duplicated by the three prairie prov­ inces. Modern highways are plerolng new agricultural seitUm* n» rapidly BS these districts are sellh'd hy In­ coming farmers t'nder the compre­ hensive program all the hninch high­ way* are linked vvlih main roads thus making western Canmla’s highways Virtually a unit ‘‘Behind the entire plan\ said a good roads official, \Is the' merit of main arteries of travel with a network of connecting roads. These roads will Join all the (Hies and towns and will connect with highways Unit link up the different provinces \Western Canada Is one of the rich­ est agricultural district» arid Its out­ put Is rapidly Increasing 1 nrteers are evolving Into business men 1 hey are doing numli of their marketing With motor trucks. Many motor truck lines are already established for rapid movement of crops to railroad termi­ nals. Good mads are to a large extent eliminating (list a nee Western Canada realizes that they are Indispensable to the development of a country, agricul­ turally and Industrially, and so th« ambitious program is being put for­ ward with all speed consistent with good Judgment. \Canada's roads problem w as largely Solved when the Canadian government appropriated to he used in const ruction of main highways and market roads.\ Establish Highways on Narrow Rights-of-Way To# many states are establishing their main highways on narrow rights- of-way and proceeding to Install per­ manent improvements which ar# bound to Increase the value of the ad­ jacent property. When the state« com« to widen their rights-of-way, as will altimatety b# necessary, a tre­ mendous expense wit! be involved trJdch could be eliminated entirely, Should th# original right-of-way es­ tablished be made wide enough to ac- eemmodate any necessary fstare ta­ rrease to pavement width. Such far- ifgbted provision for the future work* M hardship on adjacent farmers «s they can be allowed to cultivate th# toad which for a tits# will not be re­ quired X# expensive improvements, however, would be undertaken fm tb# width set t«ide for the ultimate road. Campaign1 Against Ato. T I * Ofeto s m e hdgfcway d e p a r ta « « ; to wSffHa a eMBjwtgn agniOTE a u f t r - i*ta |itoewto «kac to^liway«: St tow I W g 'w P * m m iw iw iw t w m

Big Hole Basin News (Wisdom, Mont.), 25 Oct. 1923, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.