Big Hole Basin News (Wisdom, Mont.) 1912-1925, November 01, 1923, Image 3

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TY mí T>~nT¿it> i lH>tw « J 0 »-■^PpWl^WPSClT. SPWPl^* ; ■*. ™-' - '^5*. Dt*w*t B, à s m m à k m m u M**t» few h«te oi r m t ì k jpa& t# 1 « Marsh a t t i . \ ... Fw C a ttto !L*ftsM * J. E. 8HAW Postofle* Wte- dom.Rxngs Lak* creek to Mooae creek. Horse br’O on lit side. HUNTLEY CATTLE COMPANY Carl It. Hunt- ley, mgr, Wis­ dom. Horses 1ft Spool brand also and on left abldr for borses. THOS. PENDERGAST P. 0. Wisdom. Range east side. Horaes branded same on the left ¡shoulder. PETERSON-OLSON P. 0. Wisdom. Mont. Range be tween Fox and Stanley gulch. Horse brad the »nine, lit thigh. DAM PENDERGAST Postofflce Jack son; range from Swamp creek to Lake. Horsna MAX C. LEWIS Flshtrap, Mont pew lap with this brand; aleo. 17 right ribs, upper bit and underbit right ear. All hare buttons. J. C. WHARTON il’ostoft’ice, Wis ,doin, Mont. ¡Horse brand— Ahe same, right «shoulder. B. B. LAWRENCE Bowen. Square crplftear, hole in right. Horse brnd same left shldr. Range, West fork of Thompson creek to Mudd creek 0. B. CANFIELD I iorses same— Range, Mussig- brod creek to Tie creek. P. 0, (ribbons. GEORGE rARSONS p. o. Wisdom Range Tie creek U) Mugulgbrod. Horses same on left thigk E N JONES Horses the same left shoulder. Fostofñce addres Wisdom, Mont. LEROY ARNOTT Bowen P. 0. Hone brnd left thigh Range Fishtrsp to Mnseigbrod. H A WALKER Horses the same Range f r o m Steele e m k . P, 0 . Anaconda. ANDERSON A JOHNSON the m m rm - right . A mr S- *«er. Range Ora- f*§* jm /k A LN- m L ike J M t ' SPOKANE RANCH A. 0 . Onsersd, proprietor. P. 0 . address Wisdom, Montana. Horse brand on left shoulder. Cattle brand K bait diamond on the left side. TOPE BROTHERS Jesse and John. P. O. Wisdom. Ranch on Northfork. Cat tie brand same on right hip. JOROEN JORGENSEN Wisdom. Cat* tie range Steele ek to Squaw ck Horse right thighBfil _____ _______ I Range, Stanley to Warm Spgs. WM. MONTGOMERY Postoffice, Wis dom, Montana. Horse b’nd LO left stifle HARRY 0 . DAVIS Cattle brand same Harry G. Da via Jackson, Mont, on right ribs. Range on Bloody _ Dick and Big-Hole river. HANS JORGENSEN Postoffice, Wis 1 dom. Range — Hieel creek to Squaw creek. Horse bind the same as cattle, on thigh. JAHNKE BROTHERS Horses same on < left shldr. P. 0. Wisdom. Rang« betw’n Squaw ek and Steel ck SILAS C. DISHNO. P. U. Wisdom. Iiiige E S Big Hole, between Jack- son - Wisdom. C a t tie branded left ribs «80 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 treespaaees upon the feed lots at Wisdom l«~tf «100 REWARD The Southern Montana Telephone Company will pay «100 ter 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 er destroying any pole, line or other property belonging to the said eom- wny. H. R. Capehart, Local Man­ ager. 184f PREST-O-LITE Batleries and Service A BATTERY FOR EVERY CAR Friendly Service on Any Battery “CEHNTURY\ BATTERIES FOR FORDS, CHEVROLETS AND OVERLANDS $ 18.00 SIX MONTHS GUARANTEE AND FREE SERVICE Goodyear Tires and Tubes—Preet-O- Wte Gas Tanks and Appliances— Weed Tire Chains and Crocs Chotes Broadway and Arizona Batte “Sverythtag lev Y e w Car” THE WHITE GARAGE BROADWAY A ARIZONA, BITTE Big Hole Bash News B R O W N M O U S E B y H E R B E R T Q U IC K S S s ! i s nlllllllUHHtltttUlltillllllllllUlliUUUIIIl? (Capyrlskt by Th« Bobb»-M«riIl Compatir) SYNOPSIS CHAPTER I.—Jennl# Woodruff con­ temptuously refuses to marry Jim Ir-v win. young farm hatul, because of hil financial condition and poor prospects, iie V# IntcilcctusUy above his station, and has advanced Ideas concerning th# Possibilities of expert school teaching, for which he la ridiculed by many. CHAPTER II.—More as a Joke than otherwise .Jim la selected us teacher of the Woodruff district school. CHAPTER Ut —Jim. In his new posi­ tion, sets out to make stanch friends of Ills pupils, especially two boys, New­ ton Uronson and \Ruddy” Rimma, the latter the son of a shiftless farmer. Colonel Woodruff, Jennie's father, has little faith In Jims ideas of Improving rural educational methods. H* nick­ names him the Brown Mouse.” In Il­ lustration of an anecdote. CHAPTER IV —Jim's conduct of th* School, tv hero he endeavors to teact the children the wonders of naturi and some of the scienlilic methods ol farming, as well as 'book learning,’ Is condemned. CHAPTER V.—Jennie Woodruff ll nomlnted for the position of count! superintendent of schools The school board glows' bitter In Its opposition to Jliu and his Innovations. tut a f t e r V I—At a public meeting Jim roundly condemns the methods ol teaching In the rural schools, and makes no friends thereby CHAPTER VII—A delegation of prominent women condemn Jim's meth­ ods of teaching, but he Is stoutly de­ fended by las pupils, especially Newton Bronson. CHAPTER VIII—Jim has Christmas dinner at Colonel Woodruffs, and lis­ tening to him. Jennie begins to do some thinking concerning his ability and his prospects. “All right,\ said the colonel. “Whom shall we invite?” ‘•Don't laugh,\ said she “1 want to Invite Jim Irwin end his mother, and nobody else,\ “All right,” reiterated the colonel. “Rut why?\ \Uh said Jennie, \1 want to see whether I enn talk Jim out of some of his foolishness,” “You want to line him up, do you?\ said the colonel. \Well that's good politics, and Incidentally, you tnuy get gome good Ideas out of Jim.\ “Rather unlikely,1\ said Jennie. \1 don't know about that,” suld tbs Colonel, smiling. “1 begin to thluk that “Talk Jim Out of Som# of His Fool­ ish rift#,\ Jim’s a Brown Mouse. I’ve tote you about the Brown Mouse, haven't It\ \Yes said Jennie. 'Tou'vs told roe. But Professor Darblshlre's brown mice were simply wild and In­ corrigible creatures. Just because It happens to emerge suddenly from th* forests of heredity. It doesn’t prove that the Brown Mouse Is any good.“ “Justin Morgan was a Brown Mouse,” said the colonel. \And be founded the greatest breed of hone* In th* world.” “Yon say that,” said Jermfe, “be­ cause you're a lover a t tit* Morgan horse.\ “Napoleon Bensperte was a Brown If«use,” sold the colonel, “8* wss George Washington, sad so was P e t» the Great Whenever a Brown Moss* appears he change* (Mag* In a Kttte way or a big way.” “For th* better, riwayri\ asked Jcarie. “Key” arid the eokmri. Mouse may throw back to •d savagery. Bet Jim . . . w a r n ! AMfc B n l i the fctoi t t — M t of v H A m get TrmMte» ca l <eR Ü W ;Ü :i i m n t f i m * * r « K M y looked Ok* c character »Raws to har- moot« with th* period Just after the yiy Got Jeori* had th* kccsscts to ss* that If lit*, Irwtg could have had ah up-to-date cost tun* ah« would have become a rather ordinary tad not had- looklag oM lady; What Jeunle failed to divin* v u that If Jim could have Invested a hundred dollar* la th* sert- tew of tailors, haberdashers, barbers and other specialists la personal ap­ pearance, and could have blotted out bis record a* her f*th*r’s deM-hand. he would have mated to her a dis­ tinguished-looking young man. Nut handsome, of cours«, but the sort peo­ ple look after—and follow. “Come to dinner,\ said Mrs. Wood­ ruff. who at this Juncture had a hired girl, but was yoked to the ear never- thclcss when It came to turkey and the other fixings of a Christmas din­ ner. “It’s good enough, what there is of it, and there’s enough of It such as It Is—but the dressing In the turkey would be better for a Rule more ■age I” The bountiful meal piled mountain- high fur guest and hired help and fam­ ily melted away In * manner to de­ light the hearts of Mrs. Woodruff and Jennie. The colonel. In stiff starched shin, black tie and frock coat, carved with much empressement, and Jim felt almost for the first time a sense of the value of manner. \1 had bigger turkeys,\ said Mrs Woodruff to Mrs. Irwin, \but l thought It would be better to cook two turkey- hens Instead of one great big gobbler with meat as tough as tripe and stuffed full of fat,\ \One of the liens would V been plenty,\ replied Mrs. Irwin. \How much did they weigh?” \About fifteen pounds apiece,” was the answer. “The gobbler would ’a' weighed thirty. I guess. He's pure Mammoth Bronse.\ \1 wish,” said Jim, 'that we could get a few breeding birds of the wild bronze turkeys from Mexico.” “Why?\ asked the colonel. “They're the original blood of the domestic bronze turkeys,\ said Jim, \and they’re bigger ahd handsomer ban the pure bred bronzes, even. ' »-Vie a better stock than the North­ ern wild turkeys from which our com­ mon birds originated,\ \Where do you learn all these things, Jlm f asked Mrs. Woodruff. “J declare, I often 1*11 Woodruff that It's as good ss a lecture to have Jim Irwin at table. My Intelligence ha* fallen since you quit working here, Jim,\ There come Into Jim's eyee the gleam of the man devoted to s Cause —and the dinner tended to develop Into • lecture. Jennie saw a little more plainly wherein hts queerness ley. \There’s an education In any meal, If we Would Just use the things on the table as materials for study, and fol­ low their trails back to their starting points. This turkey takes us back to the chaparral of Mexico—” \What's chaparralY’ asked Jennie, as a diversion. \It's one of the words I hove seen so often and know per­ fectly to speak It and read. It—but after all It's Just a word, and nothing more.\ \Ain't that the trouble with our edu­ cation, Jim?\ queried the colonel, clev­ erly steering Jim back Into the track of hts discourse, \They are not even living words,\ answered Jim, \unless we have clothed them In flesh and blood through some sort of eoncrcp notion. 'Chaparral' to Jennie Is ¡be ghost of a word Our clvilîï! s full of Inefficiency because we »tisfled to give ou» children thes sts and shucks and busks of words ustead of the things themselves, that can b* seen and hefted and handled and tested and heard* CHAPTER IX Th* Brown Meuse Eseape* Jennie looked Jim over carefully. Hi* queeraess was taking on a new phage—and she felt a sens* of sur­ prise such as one experiences when th* conjurer causes * rot* to grow Into * tee* before your very eye*. \I think we lose so much tta* hi school,” Jim west on, “white the chil­ dren are estteg tbeir dinners.\ “Wen, Jim,\ said Mr*. Woodruff, \every or * hut you Is down ou th* huma» level Th* poor kid* have to eat!” “But tWnk how much good educa­ tion there is wrapped up te the school « t e n » - « we could cm!/ get tt out“ Jeuri* grew grave. Here was tlrie Brow» M m n actuel!* tetraduçBig the »object *f Che Khoc*—usd he ought to suapeet th*t A* tea* t* line him up oa thk very he wasn't * perfect « s t a y as w * i «a ■ dreamer. And he was eriaffy wudteg 1st» the Mhject a« « Am war* the m t o m « fet e* « h er t w * . W f f t t ô C T W B t TKE TROUSERS A M far ahead,“ urged «te. “The --------- Africa» NAteea WUte» to G* to A»jr Lcagtfc for th* Honor of Wsarmg ■ ' Them. I «sly m m * why they*« tor ©*1« fa*, cuuae « « think then so. R s a thought —« 4 a thought j * as »ear the n a ­ m e« wu thluk It as It w«t ever be.” \I guess that’s so—to » wll d-eyed reformer,\ said th* colonel. -Rut go on. Develop your thought « little. Have some more dressing.\ “Thanks, 1 believe I wtU.” said Jim. “And a little store iff the craaberry sauce. No more turkey, please.” “I'd like to see th* school chap that could prepare this dinner,” sate Mrs. Woodruff.\ “Why,” said Jim, \you’d be there showing them how! They'd get cred­ its lu their domestic economy coarse for gelling the school dinner—and they’d bring their mothers Into It to help them stand at the head of their classes. And one detail of girl* would cook one week, and another serve. The setting of the table would come In as a study—flowers, linen and all that And when we got a civilised teacher, table manners!” “I’d take on that class,\ suld the hired umn. winking at Selma Carlson, the uiubt, from somewhere below the salt. \The way I make my knife feed my face would be a great help to the children.” “And when the food came on the table,\ Jim went on, with a smile at his former fellow laborer, who hud heard most of this before as a part of the field conversation, \Just think of the things we could study while eating It. The literary term for rul­ ing a meal Is discussing It—well, the dlscussbm of a meal under proper guidance is much more educative than a lecture. This breast-bone, now,\ said he, referring to the remains on his plate. \Tlult’s physiology The cran berry sauce—that’s botany, and com­ merce, and soil management-do you know, Colonel, that the cranberry must have an arid soil—which would kill alfalfa or clover?\ “Read something of It,” said the colonel, ‘‘but It didn’t Interest me much.\ “And the difference between the types of fowl on the table—-that’s breeding And the nutmeg, pepper and coconut-that's geography And every­ thing on the table rung tm<'k to geog raphy, and comes to us linked to our lives by dollars and cents—and they're mathematics,\ \We must have something more than dollars and cents tn life,” sate Jem die. \W* must have culture.\ “Culture,\ cried Jim, \Is the ability to think lo terms of Ilf*-Isn't ttT*’ “Like Jesse James?\ suggested th# hired man, who whs a careful student of the life of that eminent hqndlt. There was t storm et laughter at this sally amidst which Jennie wished sh# had thought of something like that, Jim Joined In the laughter at bis own expense, but was clearly suf­ fering from argumentative shock. \That's the best answer I've had on that point, Pete,” he said, after the disturbance had subsided. \But If lbs James boys and tbs Youngers bad bad the sort of culture I’m for, they would hove been successful stock men and farmers, instead of train robbers Take Raymond Slmm«, for Instance, lie had all the qualifications of a mem­ ber of the James gang when he earns here. All he needed was a few ex­ asperated associates of his own sort, and a convenient railway with unde­ fended train* running over It But after * few weeks of real ‘culture’ under a mighty poor teacher, he's de­ veloping Into the most enthusiastic farmer I know. That's real culture.\ \It's snowing like everything,” sold Jennie, who faced the window. \Don't cut your dinner short,\ said the colonel to Pete, \but 1 think you’ll find th* cattle ready to come In out of the storm when you get good and through.\ \I think I’ll let ’em In now,\ said Pete, by way of excusing himself. \1 expect to put 1» most of the day from now on getting ready to quit eating. Save some of everything for me, Sel­ ma—111 he right back I” “All right, Pete,” said Selma. Mrs. Woodruff and Jim’s mother went into other parts of the house on research work vonnected with their converse on domestic economy. The colonel withdrew for an Inspection of the live stock on the eve of tfcs threatened bill*and And Jim was left aloes with Jennl# in th* front parlor. Scanning Mm by means of fa« back hair, Jennie knew that tn another moment Jim would lay Ms hand on her shoulder, or otherwise advance to personal nearness, as h* had done th* right of Lit HI starred speech t t the scboolhonao- tad A* yew tn self- defent*. Self-defenee, however, did Mt ■**«» to require that 1 m he kept *t too greet * «utenct; so A* mtwevered him t* th* sofa, rite seat­ ed kite beafd* her. Now v » the ttm t to Its* Ntm up- I t a*em* good to have yon with a* today,” arid the. “WeY* m A «M, rid (To Be O r i i r i f f • I F Y O U N E E D 1» Swaziland trousers make a world <ff difference. SlbJJaan, the Intimate boyhood companion ©I Mr. ovcvn R. O’Neil, author of \Adventures In NwaaS- land,\ Instantly lost caste when his white friend donned his first pair of corduroys. The circumstance hurt poor Stbljaan, and he was quick to make this proposal: “Klein Buna” ¿meaning \little boss”), he said with pathetic earnestness, “you have been weortng the trouser* all day. Don’t you think it is my turn to wear thqtu? We are both Indunas (leaders) of our ImpI; tt is not rlyjht that one should be better than th« other. Let me wear the trousers until sundown utul show our men that u* are brothers-ln arms The proposal seemed rensnmihle to mo. Sibljuau and l had shared our Joys and woes for several years, and there was no reason for my refusing him the honor of wearing the wonder­ ful trousers. We changed; I put on his bends, und he got inlo my cordu­ roys. Then came a perfect 1 'xhlbltlou of the Kafir temperament. Sibijuun became Insufferably arrogant; he pi\e orders to our ImpI, and for a moment I thought he was going to try to coin- liiund me. The more be lorded It over the others the more sullen and an­ gered they became. Of course the Inevitable happened; there whs a light between SIM jnau and the oilier Kafirs for the possession of (he corduroys. Death or wounds were little things compared with the loss of those trousers! When the tight way over 1 lmd been stubbed tn the eye with iui assagai, but I lmd the trou­ sers I NO OCCASION FOR HEROICS Rescue Work Really a Matter of Littlt Moment, According to th# Chief Participant. Accompanying accounts of u flood In a dlstunt city, the local paper of an Inland town blazed headlines arms» Its front page painting scenes of heroic rescue work by an erstwhile Inhahl taut. This prodigal some years prevhms hud quit Ids post on the corner curb stone and Journeyed to tlm outside World In quest of opportunity The pre­ dictions for a \no good end” attended him. Thereafter an occasional rumor drifted homeward, but that vuis alt. Hts place wns taken, bis Jokes repent­ ed and the town resumed Its routine Then the Hood .. and be wins report ed to have reveuled qualities they lmd little suspected Three letters of In qnlry were gent, finally a telegram. They wished to know what he did, Imw he felt, wlmt he said, what the mayor said—— In short, they wanted an op­ portunity to worship the current hero. At last came Ids modest reply. “There has been undue credit given me for heroic rescue work 1 am sup­ posed to have been Instrumental In assisting fair maidens from the flood ed streets. To he truthful, 1 hauled out three, hut they were so small I threw them all hack In again \-- Kan­ sas City Ktnr. First Flo* of California Gold. The first nugget found by Murslmll, the discoverer of gold In California, was worth but 50 cents, and the sec­ ond brought $5, The first hlg nugm-t was found shortly afterward by a s>l- dler of Stevenson's regiment In n lit­ tle stream us be was leaning over to take a drink. It weighed between 20 and 25 pounds, A much more valuable nugget was found by four miners, who were so wary that In bringing It to Sun Fran­ cisco, where it was placed on exhibi­ tion, on* of them was always on guard, night nrn-1 day. It whs sm-h a magnifi­ cent specimen that it was taken to the eastern states for exhibition. There the owners quarreled, became Involved In litigations with one another and lawyers got the entire proceeds—John L. (jonsldine In Adventure Magazine. American Invented Jmrikisha. Jonathan Goble, the Inventor of the Jinriklsha, was a self respecting Amer­ ican marine la the American naval service trader Commodore Terry fa 1852-54. Going as a pioneer Christian missionary to Japan in 18*», he was left stranded without salary or support when the Civil war broke out. So la self-sapport and to give assistance to a wife In poor health, he fir« tanght the Japanese to make leather shot s— • veritable S t Crispin in a land of wooden clogs and rice straw sandals. The» from Godsy's Lady Book be showed the ptctsre of a perambulator, rite beijied a native blacksmith and wheelwright to make a man power car­ riage, in contrast to a ba-sha, horse power, mni a jofcesha, n e t s power, wheeled vehicle. G«m F « » « to North Carato». Afftewtefto», «awifaes meriber of the t t t j f íatefly m i tm t Hate I* frawteg » «MÉMfllñÜW* ■iWOTK« » ■ Mg Its eSHWfeiif te ioaad in Nertk Caratoa, »« tt* esperite» a t the Saftm ri m*

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