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i * » f e M ^ C M * - * * - ^ * * \ ---------- w t m & w m t q s m m . ... Ä. . U* i n i . # Ita > o irt»i» ili ! tii4omA aio® tana, w f e * Act v i March ». I t t » »#c pertecb per I»w > W **e j s e t te r « e . Roadars I l e 'Un* first insertion, le etter. * it ir rrH*n AiivtirLt**ing Ktpr©«<?p’fttivf .\ML.\ i' A s fV.i'.sS ASSOCI Al ION Our Country! In ter Inter course with foreign nations, nifty she always be in the right; but our country, right or wrong --Stephen Decatur and The Big Dole Basin News '. ìil'ii'.i) VV. IIKCEMIIER 27, 1923 TWENTY VI0AIÌH AGO I Nov; Version l)y ('upper's Weekly 10 A Brlnlnstool in Topeka, Kansu* | Tom I've wandered in the village, end sal beneath the tree Where in our youthful (lays we lunched nil forms of deviltry. But few weie Lit lo greet me, Tom. in thal old town who know That > hi and 1 were tough nuts there Home twenty years ago. The eld urhoolhouae lias altered some; there i-s no water pail, ’die old tin drinking cup is gone which hung upon the nail. They learned that gtrms were prev ulenl and pul the cup away; And now they steril ze the slates and pencils every (lay The spring that buboled ’neath the hill was analyzed and found (Julie rich in certain properties, and miimiHie leased ilie ground, And now' the sick, the lame, the halt and feeble are adjured To take u course of treatment and go home completely cured. Near by that spring some hustling (hup wh i thought to make his mai k Das bought a little acreage and dubbed it ‘City Tark.\ Ho set it out to shrubs and flowers end stalled up a “zoo;\ Ami lime is where the pretty girls and fellows walk and woo. My lids have long beer, dry,dear Tom but tears com« to my eyes Whene’er J look around and see such hustling enterprise. The little town has changed so much that you would scarcely know That you and I ran barefoot there some twenty years ago. Items of Local Interest Misses Anna Miller, Jewell Clapp and Edith Jorgensen arrived Sat urday to spend the winter holidays. C E Miller brought them In his ear from Butte. The young ladles are at tending the State university at Mis soula. Paul Spannuth suffered painful in juries to the fingers of his right hand Friday when fee placed tfee member on the engine of Ms ear to see about the temperature while tfee machinery was in mot on. Tfee tips of Ms Ang ers con&eeted with tfee fan and a por tion of them sliced off. Professor Waterman off tfee agri- celtural department of the Normal at Dillon has gone to Wisconsin after a carload or two of dairy cow* for those Is fcearerbead county vfce are interested 1$ the a r m of torn in GW many conies» to a f e * lag of marked, though some what btuletouWe Impres siveness hi the passing from the old to the new year! Arbitrary, lu a sense, though the time is. we ah know that the change of date from one year to the next give» us a Jog for a few days, If only to show us how easy It la to open a let ter with list year’s date. It may be there Is o short-lived resolution not to make such a mistake—-and then there goes the slip I But how many treasure the mid night hour, when the year is passing autl would not for any demand that is ever made by sleep or iiuj thing else, let t h a t point of time pass nwmrertomty “on their part. No one can furnish us slallsUrs, let us assume; and jet ul.o would cure? So much Is it uu in.liudua! matter, (Ids sit Una; out of the old year, that one m 1 1 ' li i well say Hud there are I wo classes of people, us In so umuy other r e g a r d s : Those who cure and those who don’t. In fact, those who don’t may wonder what good there cun be In staying out of bed so late, unless oilier matters besides arbitrary time have our Inter est—Just to say good by to the old year and some kind of welcome to the new, To such it makes no difference that poets have marked the tpTie In well remembered verse, ¡such, of course, win'll perchance they may be awake at the special podded moment which separates the years, do not ea gerly tarn to the familiar verse; ftr'njr old, wild bolls, tn the wild sky, ,’l'l e llylng cloud, Dio frosty light, (1 e year Is dying In the night, feld«’ out, wild bells, and let bhn die. This we say because there are two types of people both having virtues of their kind—«ml one needs not to judge the other -and to one there Is no special appeal in what motes Die oilier tn Die spell of the passing year. People of the other class welcome the words which emphasize Die moment* grouped about the nick of Dine which points tlie passing year, and recall again and again with each recurring opportunity, some Impressive word picture, as Tl» midnight'* holy hour and sllene* tmw Is brooding like ft gentle spirit o'er The »till and pulsates* world. Stirred by these words written the belter part of a century ago, one see* the white landscape held tn the vig orous embrace of winter and Is not slow to IIml a “holy hour” tn the vigil of Die new year. The Nineteenth cenlury was not complete of course, until !t had Its full l.tKHi years. The first of Janu ary, 11)00, was the beginning of the last year of the old century. Rut such « time Is, of course, so ■exceptional t h a t one cannot infer any widespread I n t e r e s t In Die passing year, sav ing to allow that a goodly number In churches share annually In such s e r v i c e s . How f a r Individuals treasure the priv ilege of Die New' Year vigil one could not well make confident assertion. It came to notice recently that Haw thorne, as recorded In the “Memories” by his daughter, Bose Hawthorne La- throp, was impressed by the choice mo ments of the passing year—and, poet- soul that l*e had, though not given to making verse, yielded a very sensitive response to the midnight appeal. For she say*: “My father used to treat tfee Old and the Sew Year with the deepest respect. I never knew rite nwmejtfs to be so Im mense as when, with pftjlng gentle ness, we silently attended the old year »cross the ghostly threshold of mid night, and my father at last rose rev erently from feds chair to open tfee win- which, cl that breath, tfee first peels would float with new promise end remembering toll.” m m h u m , I V W W W ^ . w V i W w h AD wonted è a d a w and AU u f i , hagd-trodd«* paths t * ■ 1 ding, ad N«w \Thoagh the talli» vi the feds, grind slowly, yet they grind exceed ingly sjua U” has been quoted is con- j Ok, Clad N«w Year, Withe with tfe*. section with a thousand causes. Not thrill c f »pria*— | often is It applicable to roads, but in ! Lear* me the ways that w an asp comforting! —Boston Transcript. liis Happy New Year By Elhal Ctok Bilal life, U2.1, IVssUr» NewsjWkPor Union.) MAN ivas walking In swift, angry strides down the snowy eti'euL lie wua think ing about a big business deal that had Just fallen through, and blaming his pnriner for it. Indeed, he had only a minute ago parted from his partner with .scornful words. And the part ner, who was a younger nmn, had said nothing, lie, too, hud felt that the blame was till hhs. and he was ashamed and grieved Rut harder than hav ing lost the business for the firm, that young nmn fouud It to have lost Die good w i l l and respect of Ids senior partner, whom he admired, even re vered. The ungi'y man was suddenly called from his unpleasant thoughts by u lit tle newsboy thrusting a puper under Ids nose. “All about the murder, the big Riverside murder!’’ he Intoned through his little nose. “Paper, sir?” “The angry man shoved the boy away “Del out of my puth,\ he grow led, absent-mindedly. l‘>ut the newsboy was not taken aback. He grinned up Into the cloud ed face and drawled: \Aw sir, let yoursdf have a Happy New Year.\ The man walked another block be fore Die words reached ids conscious ness, so absorbed had he been In his (nicer. Rut then they came eteftr anil calm “Ret yourself have a Happy New Year” lion foolish would be Die nmn who Wouldn’t let h’niself have a llnppy New Year! Pud business that of i m n l i i g happiness a w a y from you. Nobody, nothing could give you H Happy New Year, of course, unless you let j ourself have it. Funny thought. Rut stop, Wasn't that exactly what he was doing now, not letting himself Imre a Happy New Year? ltad busl- m ss t h a t ; worse than that lmd busi ness his young partner had just fallen Into, Suddenly be stopped, whirled about and retraced his steps, “I’m not go- lng to cut myself out of a Happy New' Year just to Indulge myself in a little poisonous anger,” he cried to himself. “I’ll just hurry hack to the office unit I n v i t e t h a t young man to lunch with me. We’ve always been good pals till now.\ And he did hurry to catch his part ner before lie, too, left the office. Rut lie did not hurry so much that he could not stop at the corner and buy the few remaining papers from the inso lent little newsboy there, though It goes without saying he hadn’t time to stop for the change. at least en© Instance no glove ever fitted tighter, • , Two inends lived, across a county line from each other; In one county was good roads connecting with the nearby county scat ; in the other was opposition to good roads and no good cnnection with the county seat. The tv/o friends had many an ar gument on the cubject, he of the good roads county exulting in what the f i n d roads did for him; he who had poor roads being glad at the smallness of his taxes - There seemed no Win nig the argu ment for either. The one had a defi nite saving in hauling and time, the other had much smaller taxes. fheu the farm bouse and barn wwbere lived the opponent of good roads caught fire. He telephoned in stantly to his county seat; meanwhile his friend was also crying “fire!\ to his county seat, over his telephone. The lire engines from the up-to- date eouuty seat arrived and put out the fire etona those from the poor roads eouuty were seen. Of course the poor toad advtcate had to pay the cost uf that fire run; nt was not in his county. And of course the cost was much,much more than a road tax would have been— hut he paid it cheerfully “Either we get good roads next election or I’m going to move across the line!” he said. Adequate file protection is Just one of hundreds of reasons why any other kind of a road than a hard road is uneconomic, expensive, un reasonable and foolish! Beaverhead Abstract Co! Oldest Set of Abstract Bocks in Beaverhead j County. Land Office Proofs and Pilings 1 Pearl I. Smith Title Building Dillon! Montana BEE US For Land Flings, Land Proofs, Water Rights and Information on Land Title* Frank Hazelbaker, Pres DILLON, MONTANA II NIOMOIHilim H lUMItHItllHI • mwuiihi mttiminanio WHY YOU ARE WHAT YOU ARE ! Ì Why Not Open an Account With Us? i î i j Time Certificates Checking Accounts Demand Certificates Four Pei Cent on Savings Country Accounts Handled With the Same Care and Attention That Is Accorded City Customers. Daly Bank and Trust Company of A N A C O N D A By EDNA PURDY WALSH MMWimnKnnnniiii sARollina Stone 1 Bv CQHaiard them. (©. 192:1, W»«tern Newspaper Onion.) OL’NQ SKIPJACK makes me think of the water beetles that we used to watch as they skated aimlessly «boat on the waters of the pond, leaving no track behind He has been in business all over the place, but has prospered In nothing. He takes advice, but he never uses It, Else I would give him some New Year recipes for prosperity. I would tell him that one thing well stock to is worth a dozen experiment e<3 with; that fhe scale of enr present life will matter little a few years hence, but that the character of it wffi matter roucj) ; that the neglectful stew ard win find that fee was is business for himself: that to he good for noth ing is to fee bad for n great deal. AT THE EBB HOW TO DISTINGUISH THE GEN- UINE FATHER The face and head of a man tell the story “I love children, I will care for them and my wife” or ibey reveal the contvwry, louder than words. When the faculty of parental love Is combined with the developed faculty *f conscientiousness In Die lop bead, ♦bat man will never go back on Ids children or wife. Amativeness, locufed further down on the bend, nearer the neck than parental love, is a different quality al together. With it goes a fat fullness In the chin, a fullness of the entire under eyelid, long eyes with sllt-like openings, peering out and partly closed. The skin Is suffused. A man with such characteristics bus a ten dency to throw Die middle part of tfee body forward when laughing, and COffSCliRTQU5 I it MILLER B à DEVELOPMENT CO BREEDERS OF tu I ! Fine Shorthorn Cattle I C has . E. M iller , P res . Wi*dom Montana S tu m r flTHi* WfcUMlt flTHlI though bis laugh Is coarse be often has a low, persuasive, gentle voice. He does not look at the little one* or the eld ones on the street ear, but the young ones of the opposite sex. • While emativeness has its function la -the body, properly repairing tad creating red blood corpuscles, dwtopmen* in this area without a , cerreapewdtef^^velopmeftt et Mgb | Meade n d coBKiesUoanesa in the bead mesas promises»» Je*% tttw w aeMiahaew and This Bank IS UNDER STATE SUPERVISION Capital $25,000.00 Surplus $12,500.00 The Safety of Your Money Absolutely GUARANTEED A Courteous, Filicient Banking Service Extended to All Four Per Cent Paid on Time Deposit* The State Bank of Wisihmi * i . WM. HUNTLEY, PesMent. GEO. p . M XEVITT,