Big Hole Basin News (Wisdom, Mont.) 1912-1925, February 21, 1924, Image 1

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VOLUME X II WISDOM MONTANA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1924 NUMBER 24 r a w m i l I I P E D T O P W F E E Offtee t H k i n Must N y I' m to Ceqnty ln«t«ad sf Circulating Nam* Inattng Petition Fees of varying amount will be re­ quired of all candidates for nomina­ tion to public office when they file their notice of becoming candidates this year with the county clerk and recorder, instead of the usual peti­ tions lu accordance with the new pri­ mary law passed at the last session of the legislature. The new method will eliminate the necessity of circulating petitions and securing signatures of a percentage of the legal voters In the county, and it Is believed that the difference in ex­ pense to the candidates will be Might, as the cost of getting up petitions and having them circulated was consider­ able. The law provides that, for any of­ fice with a salary attached of lees than 91,000 per annum the fee shall be |10, except that for candidates for legisla­ tive offices in the house or senate the fee ahall be |15. For any office with a salary attached of more thaa $1,000 per annum the fee Is 1 per cent of the annual salary. «TATE CARPENTER8 ELECT OFFICERS FOR ENSUING YEAR Bozeman was selected ts the place for holding next year’s meeting and E. F. Trump of Havre waa re-elected president of the State Council of Car­ penters at the closing session of Its convention In Rutte. Among the last business transacted was the adoption of resolutions condemning the farmer labor political movement. The full roster of state officers elected In­ cludes : President, E, F. Trump, Havre (re-elected); secretary treasur­ er, J. B. Finley, Butte (re-elected)! first vice president, H, K. Powell, Ml*- sou la ; second vice president, J. Frank O’Connell, Helena; third vice presi­ dent, 8. F. Breeden, Boaeasan; fourth vice president, J. J. Sohwerdt, Orest Falls; fifth vice president, Itonry It. Heatsch, Dillon. Will Draft Bank Quarantes Law Nebraska's bank guarantee law, under which depositors la more than 00 failed banks in that state have re­ ceived or will receive payment In fall of their accounts since the law was es­ tablished, may be the model for a sim­ ilar measure In Montana, to be taken np as an Initiative measure in the com­ ing election. Jamea Holland, Havre, Mont., formerly of Broken Bow, Neb.; recently visited the ataate banking de­ partment of Nebraska and obtained copies of the Nebraska law and told officers there It would ha used as a model In drafting the law for Mon­ tana. Well Point Wins County Beat Judge George A. Herkan o f the Twentieth Judicial district of Montana has handed down a decision in the county seat contest of Poplar against Wolf Point, Roosevelt county, finding In favor of Wolf Polat. The eentest has been a sensational one in many ways, charges of fraud, bribery and Illegal voting being made, the court finding the charge* not sustained. Nov. T, 1922, 1» the election, Wolf Point received 2,008 votes, Poplar 1311 votes. The court on review found that Pop­ lar loses 24 votes and Waif paint IS votes. F amena Mina te Reepe» After a sbatdown that bua oxteuded aver a period «f more thaa M yuan, thè fam e» Druntesamo» mine at MaryaviBe, a pM preferir wMefc ha» a predarti» record t i tenriy $15,- la seea te hu raspano* by thè Bt. Louis Htefef and Mfflfa sf I m t i t t , «ererdJat »• ment by Mett V . A lte a « . «ho hai la «Maialai cuntrOI ef OBITUARY George Woodworth was born In Williams county, Ohio, August 31, 1$4E, died at Long Beach, Califor­ nia, February 12, 1924. Deceased left his native state the lint of March, 1846, for Virginia City, Montana, traveling by rail only to Grinnel, Icwa, the then terminus of the railway, proceeding from there by stage and mule team to Fort Kearney, Nebraska, arriving In Denver in April and paying $200 for stage tare to Salt Lake City, Utah. He remained there but a few days purchasing a saddle horse and pack outfit, with which be arrived in Vir­ ginia City iu May having completed the journey in 70 days, considered quick time in those days. He first engaged in ranching on a tract of land in the Madison valley for three years and then took up freighting, a lucrative busine s Ir. those days, and “whacked bulls' from Coripne, Utah, to various lo entities in the Treasure state, then * territory. With all its hardships and dangers, .„Mr. Woodworth en Joyed this life and followed freight ing for 10 years. He has often told The News of those overland trips and from his smile as he related the stories one would almost believe he fain would like another trip with his old Buck and Bright, Bo and Brlndle and the rest of the oxen. Once when Omaha, Nebraska, was putting on a frontier pageant the committee had secured an old prairie schooner and a string of oxen but for a time it seemed impossible to locate a driver Uncle George” arrived In Wisdom during the time our Omaha exchange was commenting upon the predica­ ment ef the committee and we told Mr. Woodworth of it. \Gosh!” he said, as his eyes snapped and even the little goatee seemed to quiver In anticipation, \I'd like to swing a lash over ’em. If they don’t get a driver pretty soon, you just hunt me up and I’ll show ’em how we used to do It in old Montana.\ After the freighting experience Mr. Woodworth engaged in the mer­ cantile .business In Butte, coming to the Basin In 1886, where he secured title finally to several thousand acres of land, selling out a few years ago to the Pendergast brothers, Tom and Dan. He conducted his ranch as he had managed hie Other enterprises, with economy and businesslike metb ods, succeeding admirably. When George Woodworth sent out a drive of beef stuff it w & b prime and com­ manded the highest price. After selling his ranch property In the Basin Mr. and Mrs. Woodworth removed to Long Beach, California, where they had a lovely home, but the Montana spririt was with them ever and each succeeding summer found them “at home” in their resi­ dence at Wisdom. Only last fall the deceased made a cattle-buying trip with Dan Pendergast and proved his ability to pick good feeder steers at prices which promised a recompense for the labor and money invested. May 1, 1881, Mr. Woodworth was nnited in marriage with Florence Em erlck, an Ohio girt, who survives him. To this union were born three children, Fred, Carrie and George Jr. The laet mentioned alone is left to comfort his mother in her declining years. Fred wey accidentally shot by a banting companion several yean age and Carrie, wife of S-mater F A Haxelbaker, waa taken by the “fa ” daring the epidemic of 1118. Mr. Woodworth was a charter member of Wisdom lodge Mo. 81 A F A A M mid was Intriad by the Dillon lodge last Sunday. Among those of the Big Hole who attended the fm e n l wo note Meedamea W A aad J I AraitagA George Imaal of Jaefewa, Messrs, aad Mesdames Goo Stew art Geo. P t n s a a Tom mod Daa 1*0» dorga at, Walter C l a s t s , Frank Heated. ~ Tfeom totef W arner win seem in- j m MU a |m I U a S tUm wjrlo PVMR *P. tty ftftwat fk# jtweeare of Hr. » 1 Mm. Weed war th, for they have a P r im a r y P r e m iu m l i s t L iv e s t o c k E x p o s it io n - - w.if.i <■<■■■■\ » 1 \ '• Interest Grows as Date of Livestock Show and Auc tion Held in Connection With Convention of Stockmes'aiAssociation Nears iw » «NM 0 \ * r 1 Thiough the kindness of Segator F A Hazelbaker The New* i»?ena- i bled to publish the ”pripam ” ;pre miura list cf the big livestock fxpo aitioa to lo held in connection With the t..nve tion cf the Staate Stock- men- asscclatxn at Dillon Thursday Fr'Juy and Saturday, April 24| 2b and 26. Auction sales will be held day and the railroads wll( re Turn exhibits free for a period tilth in 30 days after the close of the ¡ It is expected the Dig Hole Bnalr vil! furnk h a trafnload of exhibition a: mala for this demonstration 0 : .eaverhead county’s right to be des gnated the cowman’s paradise. Following Is the primary premium list: Individual Fat Cattle Class 1—2 year-old Bteer, apayet or Martin heifer: First, $26; second $16; third, $10; fourth, ribbon. Class 2—Yearling steer, spayed 01 Martin heifer: First, $26; aeciond, $16; thlid, $10; teurth, ribbon. Clas.' 3—Grand champion steer or heifer, $50. Carloud Fat Cattle, Strictly Hayfed Class 1 —15 head fat steers, spay­ ed or Martin heifers, 2 years old or over: First, $76; second, ^10, third, $26 Class 2 — 16 head fat steers, »pay ed or Martin heifers 1 year old and under 2: First., $76; second, $60, third, $26 Clast 3— 15 head fat cows or heifer. : First, $5), second, $26; third, $16 (’jiilori Crain Finished Class 4—16 head fat steers, spay ed or Martin heifers, 2 years old or ovfer: First, $75; second, $6b; third, $25. Clas3 6— 15 head fat steers, spay­ ed or Mart'n heifers, 1 year and un­ der 2: First, $76; second, $60; third, $25 Class C—15 head fat Cows or heifers: First, $50; second, $25; third, $15. Cla^s 7—Grand champion carload, 100.00 Carload Feeder Cattle Class 1—Carload 20 head feeder cattle, any age: First, $50; second, $30; third, $20. Carload Fat Lambs Class 1—Carload fat lambs 60 head, $50. Carload at Swine Cjass 1—Carload 26 heavy hogs, weighing 176 to 226 pouBds: First, $25; second, $16. Breeding Classes—Herefords, Short- Horns and Angas Class 1—Bull, 3 year» old or over: First, $20; seeond, $16; third, $10; fourth, ribbon. Class 2—Bull 2 years or over and under 3: First, $20; second $16; third, $10; fourth, ribbon. Class 3—Bull 1 year old and un­ der 2; First, $20; second, $18; third, $10; fourth, ribbon. Class 4—Bull one year old and under 2; First, $20; second, $1$; third, $16; fourth, ribbon. Class 6—Cow three year» «id or over: First, $20; seeond, $16; third, $10; fourth, ribbon. Class 6—Oow 2 years old or over and under 3: First,$29; second, $16; third, $10; fourth, ribbon. Class $—Heifer i year old: First, $20; second, $11; third, $10; fourth, ribbon. Cfcfs 9—Aged herd: 1 bail fren» either danse* ! or 2; 1 eow $ yean old or older; 1 heifer 2 years old; 1 yearling heifer; 1 heifer calf; First, $20; second, $16; third, $10; fourth, ribbon. Champions (Only animals that have won first can enter this class.) Grand champion bull, any age, a ribbon. Grand champion femsJe any age, ribbon. Dairy Cattle Section: Jersey, Holstein, Guernsey and the Milking bhorthoru.N Class 1—Bull 3 years old or over: First, $20; second, $15; Hurd, $10, earth, ribbon. Class 2—Bull 2 yeurs and under i: Fiist, $20; second, $16; third. '10; fourth, ribbon. Class 3—Bull 1 year old and un er 2: Fiist, $20; second, $16; hlrd, $10, fourth, ribbon Class 4—-Bull under 1 year: First, 20; second, $16; third, $10; fourth ribbon. Clar-s 5—Oow 3 years old or over: First, $20, second, $16; third, $10, fourth, ribbon. Class 6—Cow 2 years old and un der 3 First, $20; second, $15, third, $10; fourth, ribbon Class 7—Heifer 1 year old and un der 2 First, $20, second, $15, third, $10, fourth, ribbon. Class 8—Aged herd: 1 bull from 1 'ther classes 1 or 2; 1 cow 3 years old or over; 1 heifer 2 years old ; yearling heifer; 1 heifer calf: First, $20; second, $16; third, $10; fourth, ribbou. Champions (Only aeimals that have won five ribbons can enter this clas ) Grand champion bull, any age, a ribbon Grand champion female, any age, ribbon l'eiformance Contest Open to all dairy breeds. Contest 48 hours: First, $20; second, $15. Nheep—Hambouilett, Hampshire Class 1—Ram 2 years old or over First, $10; second, $6; third, $2.50 Class 2—Ram 1 year and under 2 First, $10; second, $5; third, $2 60. Clas:; 3—Ram lamb under 1 year First, $10; second, $6; third, $2 60 Class 4—Ewe 1 year and under 2 First, $10; second, $6; third, $2.60 Class 5—Ewe 2 years old or over; First, $10; second, $6; third, $2.50 Claes 6—Ewe lamb under 1 year: First, $10; second, $6; third, $2,60. Class 7—Fen of four lambs, either sex, bred by exhibitor: First, $10; second, $5; third, $2 60. Class 8—Fen of four lambs, either sex, bred by one exhibitor: First, $10; second, $6; third, $2,60. Class 9—Flock, one ram, any age, 2 ewes, 1 year old and under 2, two ewes under 1 year: FJrat, $10; sec- and, $6; third, $2.60. < Vuunpions (Only animals that have won five ribbons can enter this class) Ram, ribbon; ewe, ribbon. Pen of 10 or more range bred grade Hompehires, RamboulUet or a eross breed. Rama 1 year or older: First, $10; second, $6; third, $2 60. Ewes 1 year old or older: First, $10; second, $6; third, $2.60. Grand prizes wfO be offeerd on the following: Best bate of alfalfa hay, $26; best hale ef timothy by, $26; best bale ef native bay, $26; best hale ef tim­ othy and a hike, $26; heat baWel ef oats, $2$; beet basket e f wheat, $26 JACKSON NEWS NOTES Charley Olsen called on Soren last Saturday. Josephine Quigley is visiting Mrs. William Christiansen. Edith Rcneau is in from Missoula, visiting her lister, Mrs. Harry Davis. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson visited at the John Anderson ranch home over Sunday. Forrest Pendergast was in town last Saturday to visit h'.s grand­ father. Martin Jackson has sold 400 head of beef steers to Mr. Buck of Cali fornta. Mrs. Jaa. Woody took little Pearl to Dillon to have her eyes tested by a specialist. Mrs Jar dine was a welcome gut* at the Clemow ranch home Sunday afternoon. Joe Kramer and Clarence Browt went out Thursday afternoon to visl Soren Nelson. Mesdames Harry Laphara and Art Wessel spent Wednesday afternoon with. Mrs Joe Kramer George Lossl went to Dillon las! week on a business mission and to attend the Woodworth funeral. Mrs Kramer and Miss Josephine Quigley visited with Mrs Martin Jackson Friday afternoon Torn Pendergast and little Danny drove through Jackson the other day and made a call at the Geo. Clemow ranch Miss Quackeubush and Miss Buh- erer visited Mrs Jack llusted over the week-end and took In the West Fox entertainment Mr. and Mrs. Tom Pendergast and Mr and Mis Dan Pendergast attend ed the funeral of George Woodworth at Dillon Sunday. Mr and Mrs. Martin Jackson vis I ted Mr. and Mrs. John Anderson Saturday evening and were served a delicious supper Frank Reid and Danny Pendergast drove a nice bunch of Whttefaee cat­ tle from the Clemow ranch through Jackson last Thursday. Charlie Pinkerton was given carte blanche at the Dan Pendergast ranch mini) during the absence of Mr and Mrs. Pendergast at Dillon A Jolly bunch drove up from Wis dom in the Joe Arnold car, making it in a little over an hour, juait to say halloa on St. VaJentine’s day. Mrs. F L Hlrschy entertained a bevy of friends from Wisdom Sat­ urday evening and accompanied the party to West Fox for t.he basket so­ cial, program and dance. The West Fox school program and basket social was a success, $90.00 being realized for the benefit of the school, Charlie Pinkerton played for the dance, wbeh was thoroughly enjoyed. The Whte Way orchestra was or­ ganized at Harry Lapham's last Sat­ urday afternoon. A jolly time was had with music and singing and a delicious luncheon ef ice cream aad pink tea was served. Next meeting la at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Har­ ry Davis the coming week. C 0 T O T E S » f l u i r Government Hunters River County t* Depredaltong CAMP FIRE CURLS Wisdom Camp Tiré Giri» hold « meeting Wednesday afteraw n after A9m*l M the fem w riw < w n , whw Altee PeedwrEw t m m ê t e a late the WARM WEATHtM OONTTS fK S la *pfte of \«ad v a ra\ profic­ u a » i* th e da»? prcas. Big Befe ' f l «he sigia* Thera fe SMI a b t e k e t el BULLY OLD BEAVERHEAD According to a report given out by the «tate board of eqnaliza tieni last week: \ Beaverhead county is in n class by itself so far as indebted»*» fe concerned, haring aa assessable vai­ ne e f $23,374,092 tad a total debt of only $19,92$.41, ef which $11,60* te f e the form o f bond* and $4,422- 44 fe warrants.” . .. Tkfc la surety something ta he freed of, even if we bed a» «Cher ad- Untll the mountain lions there ere disposed of, Curtis Mattesou sunl Roy \ UUce, hunters of predatory uiumnli for the biological survey, wilt remain in the Sun River district, although the opinion of Lloyd Thompson, UMUStv.ut predatory animal Inspector, who, with Mattesou and Vance, killed four of the animals recently, the number of lions lu that district hex been over­ estimated. Thompson considers it Improbable that many lions would stray from the game country on the Flathead ami Swuu rivers. Those there now were probubly unable to get hack over the mountains uftcr the deep snow. Mutteson and Vance are two of the three lion hunters now employed by the biological survey In Montana. C. B. Beebe, who Is stationed lu the ter­ ritory surrounding Columbia Falls, holds the stute record In the number of kills. He Is now In ids third winter and has 40 lions to bis credit Government reports suite that it mountain lion will kill an uiernge of U)t) elk or large foraging animals In a year Thomivaou thinks this cMlmate Is high. Coyotes are causing more damage to game than any other animal, he says. They have forsaken their former haunts on the prairie and In the foot­ hills for the mountains, where they yearly kill u large amount of game During the winter of 11)’.’1 lit”’-’. It was estimated, coyotes killed I,rag) game animals In 'he Thompson river country, a territory H.'i miles long and three miles wide This was nearly as much gume as whs killed by hunters In the entire state Hint year Consolidation Pstltlons O. K County Clerk and Recorder Mallory of Silver Bow reported to the ctpiuiy commissioners that the petition* re­ cently circulated contain more than a sufficient number of signatures to order an election on the question of consolidating the governments of the city of Butte and the county of Silver Bow. The question may he submitted to the voters at any time within tin next 140 days. The election may co­ incide with one of the spring elections to prevent extra expense. Tenantlees Jail \There hasn't been a son! In the v 'y jail for more than a month,\ dechtred O, T. Ragland, police judge of Living- •ton, recently. In December there was but one ar­ rest and that man, who was accused of disobeying a minor city ordinance, for­ feited his bond. If is the first time in four years, at least, that Livingston's Jail has been empty more than ’it) con­ secutive day*, according to Mr Rag­ land. N# Wooden Bridget At their regular meeting the county roTomissioners of Beaverhead accepted the two steel bridges spanning the Beaverhead river at Daly spur ami Anderson lane. With the completion of these structures, nm a wooden bridge across the Beaverhead in that county is left. Million Dollar Bond In district court \!n Deer Lodes, George W. Winston approved and or­ dered filed the $l,00fu :'-0 bond of Arthur J. Locbrie and W. F fie tie; rp, who were appointed by the court as •pedal admlaiatrators of the estate of John N. W. Blelenberg. Letters of ■pedal ndzolnlutration were issued. «tate Checker Tourney ABWtmcemeBt hi made by H H, Lepper, president, and Dr. R. R. Fra- fear, secretary, of the Montana Obeck- ar aMoetotkm. that tbe checker temr- t t a s t i for the «tate cb*i»ptem*bir> wQl be held at the Commercia! ririfr T a ran i fe Retesa commencing Febn- W ff 22 nsd cost baaing throegh Febru­ a r y 2 R . foaaffc Xk B e u t e has b e » aaati»- afed by F re sate* CWM e » t* fe* re*fe- tor ed the fend «ffle* at M&ee Oty,

Big Hole Basin News (Wisdom, Mont.), 21 Feb. 1924, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.