Big Hole Basin News (Wisdom, Mont.) 1912-1925, January 15, 1925, Image 1

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VOLUME XIII WISDOM MONTANA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, \m NUMBER 17 Jackson News Notes Mtactrel show February It, IMS Wendell Jardine »pent a tew day« last week is Dillon on bnslnesa. Little Evelyn Stewart is under the weather with a cold. School opened Monday morning; teachers and pupils all busy again Mrs. A W Wilson transacted busi­ ness in Butte and Dillon last week. Miss l}.uth Wenger returned to Wisdom to resume her school duties Mrs. Henry Olsen is on the sick list but her many friends hope to see her out again soon. Miss Mildred Jackson left tor Salt Lake last week, where she will finish a business course at college. Charley Pinkerton is chef now at the Clemow ranch. We expect to have a treat soon— molasses cake! Mrs. Scbonenberger and children who spent ithelr Christmas vacation on the ranch, returned home Sunday The High school students returned to their work a)t Dillon last Thursday after being at “ Home, Sweet Home,\ two weeks. Fritz Walchly has purchased a re­ do and the blizzards won’t get In to surprise him now, as he will know they are on the way. Francis Barber returned home Monday. She said the Pinkerton neighborhood was too noisy—and Charley Pinkerton lost hie saddle,It too We are proud to note that Senator Haselbaker was elected president of the senate— he’s our Frank, any­ how. High honors do not spoil true men— \of which he is whom.’’ Charley Wenger’s saddle, taken from the home ranch last fail, was found recently in the willows a|t the river. Why, oh, why, did some one get cold feet 7 Charley says he is glad they did. Friends of Miss Betsey Clemow gave that popular young lady tne surprise of her life Monday, the oc­ casion being her birthday. A most enjoyable occasion It proved to be and the guests sincerely wished her many returns of the happy day. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hungate and Ralph Quigley have taken quarters at J P Lossl's ranch at Wisdom. We were sorry to lose them, but J P just had to have 'em. Fred says: “ You can always rest assured of getting your winter beans in the good old Basin.” He really did! Mrs. Fred L Hlrachey entertained the Ladles club at the Community ¡building Friday afternoon and a very interesting meeting was held. New officers were installed for an­ other term, the old ones resigning. Marie Wenger, Mrs. Martin Jackson, Mrs. John Wenger and Mrs. Geo. Clemow Jioned tad several more are expected to do so later. We expect to have s real dubmom and the knocks we get will hare no effect, as «re intend to stand shoulder to ehoul der and as Columbus said: “ Sail on! Sail on!” A minstrel show, donee and supper will be given by the elub February It. Skew and dance at Pendergnst ball and supper served ia the Community building. Instead of buying «aJebttnes this year for four wife or sweetheart, treat her to * sear at the minstrel show. SILVER STAB RISING Prospects of a revival of mining activities in the once famous camp of Silver Star are imminent, a repre­ sentative of this paper learned at that place a few days ayo. The cen­ ter of interest lies about the resump­ tion o f operations at the famous old Broadway mine, which yeans ago pro­ duced hundreds of thousands of dol­ lars worth of precious metal. It is said that as soon as weather condi­ tions will permtt and roads can he put In shape tor the moving of sup­ plies and equipment, work will be started on Sinking the main shaft already 600 feet, at least 200 feet deeper. The Murray estate and Mr Adolph Plncus of Butte and Wm. Merk o f Silver Star, the largest stock holders in the mine, are reported as being back of the project. Stirred by tbs prospect of a re sumption of activities at the Broad is now being done on nu meroue other properties in the vtein lty and there is more going on in the mining line than the old camp has known In raabya day. Messrs. Henry Knolte and Steve Gkwanetti are working at the Key stone cleaning out old shafts and drifts and re-tlmberlng. This prop­ erty belongs to Mr. Nolte, Hathaway A Wilson, and Frank Iteld of Twin Brdges, and lies but a short distance from the Broadway. John Schmidt Is working on one of the Green Campbell claims. J M Woods and E M Thompson recently leased the Cabbage property and are now under headway with their work. The Yellow Jacket, whch lies be­ tween Iron Rod and the Broadway, is being worked by Hugh Weyrick of Slver Star, Win. Schmidt of White­ hall and Phillips of Spokane. In the neighborhood of 40 tons of high grade milling ore are now on the dump and it is thought about that amount of shipping ore will be out by spring. Another individual operator is Bill N'.ea on the Aurora, He ia working on wMppiht DW at fhls time and will hare a carload by spring. The Au­ rora is in the district between the Broadway and Iron «Rod. John R Dullea and Bob Jeffries are prospect­ ing the West' Iron Rod and have a vein of milling ore, but as yet have not opened up any shipping o. a These activities and numerous oth­ ers are taken by citizens of the Star as Omens of a not far distant mining boom and it is hoped that the time will come again when at least three quarts mills will be In operation in the neighboniiood as was once the case.— Madison County Forum, The above report of a paper pub­ lished in the community near the workings of the Smuggler Mining Co whose ad. appears in another column of this paper, makes that look like a good Investment. Report of Board of County The.Board of County Commisskl«-, She was instructed to take the mat­ ers in and tor Beaverhead county, ^er with the authorities of I he Montana, met in regular monthly i iIot^ e' . . . . r | Dr. W H Stephan’s contract and session at 10 o clock a. m. Monday,| ;J0n(j il>r county physician for 1926 January 5, 1926. Those press»;':: A L Anderson, chairman; Commission­ er O C Gosman and Deputy Clerk G R Baker. Minutes of the December meeting were read and approved. Owing to BAD FOR BITTER ROOT 'TeMJt so !” Mentioning the Ba­ sis Mercantile pre-inventory pale * ■ - toot week. W e quoted as scytog: \W t f l these goods if these people — — a l m é i ' «ÉiiiMaKUte .'.-ÎÈFiÉK - >)•?• wmf fB|V8 I0F p n m . WVH* f i s s t e t t m l the prices to the Ba­ sé. thdi V M l t o h e r h e 's W e e s * « a Aar m o saaS.\ O f éMMMP f t r W t fH t e ff» l s r a *rehir Mrti - ATW A llGdliBM rinW B R CALL OF THE WILD This splendid Jack London story was'read oa the screen at the Com­ munity building last Satuday night to a well filled house and was appre­ ciated fully. T*wo machines were used during the erenlng and the waits were few, reflecting credit upon the operator». Mrs. James Scofield presided at the piano and artfully entertained the audience during the picture program. For Saturday night o f this week the feature is \Alice Adams” ana the comedy \Shanghaied Lovers,” a tide splftier and button buster. Paffce Serfs So. 99 rounds ouft a program of merit which abouM appeal to ail. It is a surprise to our people how themanagemeat can secure such a high elasa program for a one-night stand ia a country tow»; b a t it is not worrying anyone. We are delighted with the pictures and wMe the shew doesn’t pay big financial dividends it Is an u plift as well us a reerewtion. Messrs. HeKeritt and Capehart are te he eompHmemted upon their __ i t n M t o t a a * m preretsireug a ree&rie® o f ads kind for us during the t a ll S’* Shaw, reorganization of the board was postponed to the February meet­ ing. The hoard ordered that each com- mls ioiur be authorized and Instruct­ ed to make il’rlps of inspection and to attend to such other matters nec­ essary to carry on road and bridga work properly In their respective dls- tr c:s for the ensuing year. Districts berg as follows: Anderson, Bea­ verhead; Gosman, Redrock; Big Hole were approved and ordered filed. Smith's application for old r.go pension was disallowed on In- iormation from sheriff that appltcaut is n the county jal. Board adjourned at 6 p. m. Mon- the fliVonce of Commissioner J Hi day and resumed session Tuesday, January 6, at 9 a. m. Dr. Dunlap was authorized to treat county farm Inmate for catar­ act on the eye. Commissioner J E Shaw was ap­ pointed to represent the board at the annual meeting of the State associa­ tion to be held in Helena on Thurs­ day, January 16, 1926. Clerk was instructed to wrte Su­ perintendent Brooks of the O S L Shaw, railway requesting that the railway *, company make an open crossing for County Clerk J S Baker submitted; the Birrer road three telegraph poles (he following report, to be included1 fouth of Gosman station. In the minutes: “ Bonds and oaths of duly elected officers have been ap­ proved and filed for their term com­ mencing on January 5, 1926, as fol­ lows A L Anderami, county cora- mlss'oncr; JJ S Baker, county clerk; Bertie Mathews, county treasurer; B W Emerick, county assessor; Fred Rife, clerkg of the court; D F Moo­ ney, sheriff; T E Gilbert, county at­ torney; Alice Roe, superintendent of schools; J E Phillips, coroner; G R Metlen, county surveyor; Annie nel­ son, public administrator. “Also township officers as follows: L P Phillips and Louis Stahl, jus­ tices of the peace for Dillon town­ ship; Peter Hansen, Justice of the peace for Lima township; Hubert C McNinch, constable for Lima town­ ship; B R Stevenson, Justice of llihe peace for Wisdom township; John Ewing, constable, Dillon township; Parke T Scott, Just ice of the peace, Armstead township.” Supervisor J O Melton reported 16 inmates at ,'he county farm during December. He also reported cattle herd at county farm to consist of 31 registered and 10 unregistered ani­ mals, with two head butchered dur­ ing the year. Board ordered county treasurer to transfer ¡¡he county interest sinking fund to the road fund. Mrs. Moran appeared and asked for an order to have her son return­ ed from Orphans’ home on ground that he Is 16 instead of 14 years old. Inasmuch as the county has an of­ fice In the court house equipped for the surveyor, the board decided to pay no more rent for anoutside office after the current month, and direct­ ed that the surveyor be notified to use nhe court house office for trans­ acting all county business. Decision as to reimbursement of Matt Polsh for expense on Polish Buyon road was continued to nezt meeting No one appearing before the board the hearing on road petition of John Peterson et al for abandonment of a certain road and protest!, against abandonment, scheduled for this meeting, was ordered postponed un til the next regular meeting. Action on the petition for a Joint bridge over Jerry creek between Sil­ ver Bow and Beaverhead counties was postponed until next meeting The following reports and state- mentus were examined,approved and ordered filed: Clerk of court’s re­ port, Secretary of Hig school board’s reports of disbursements for Decem­ ber amounting to $3,741.67 ; county pay roll amounting to $2,436.88 for December; county fair commission­ ers’ report of disbursements amount­ ing to $26.00. During the meeting claims were examined and warrants were ord­ ered drawn In payment thereor in a sum total of $13,497.48, whch In­ clude« warrants issued during the month to the amount of $6,204.66 WISDOM SUNDAY SCHOOL One of the encouraging signs of the times Is the growth and splendid working condition of the Wisdom Sunday School. Last Sunday there was an attendance of 65, the largest regular attendance In the past six years. “ A great injteret is being taken to our Sunday School,” said Superin­ tendent Anson to The News one day this week. \We now have a Bible class for grownup«, taught by Mrs. Squire, and all are cordially Invited to join.” Other teachers are: Mr. Bqnre, grls’ el&ss; D E Anson, boys; Mrs. Harry Hopkins, Intermediate ctaao; Mrs. Fred Holman and Mrs. Dana Miller, primary class. Mrs. Hathaway is secretary ©f the organization. We are all more or lees prone to aegleqt the spritual affairs of life to these modern times, yet the great majority ©f ms ©am look back to the happy days of childhood and see there the Sunday School like r® oasis in the desert life of today. We can do no better work to this life than start the young aright and the Sunday School Is a long ate« to this direction. The Mews is frond to see the interest awakened la the Wisdom organisation and hopes this awake®- in« may he «he »mens e f restoring w-eekly dfrtoe aerriee to a PANUHU CAMP FIRE Wledom Camp Fire Girls gathered for a council meeting last Friday evening with Hazel Holman at her pretty home on West First street. We had the Candle Lighting cere­ mony and the roll call— which was perfect. Four members came before the candles and their Camp Fire sisters to become Wood Gatherers. Some of the girls sang Camp Fire eongt for a bead, while others re­ eked poetry and gave hook reports. Our hostess had a game for all of us. Jewell Clapp, Della Woodworth and TbcAma Gregg tied for the high score and drew straws for the honor. Thelma Gregg drew the longer strew and received a nice handkerchief. Mrs. Sqnlre held another memory musical contest, playing five selec­ tions ef whch we were expected to write intelligently. Girls who were at Brown’s lake camp last summer sang the songs to use there at that tme. We fonad our seats at luncheon by the most charming place cards and enjoyed the portion of the evening as only healthy young people can. A few moments after lunch some o f the girls b e « « starring ¿he Vir­ ginia B e d , whch developed tote the «uadriBe and absent before we were aw«z*«C the h e « } the doth d n d t twelve m d a long to C u m » fire toeetngw ^ : VtMUBmAr BenMr ARTHUR KLESSIG BENEDICT Arthur Kleesig surprised his many friends last week by takng unto km self a life-partner. At Butte, Friday, January 9, '26, Arthur Kleesig and Lydia Winkler were made man and wife by the Rev. Hudtioff. The bride was Lydia Jahnke, sis­ ter of Jahnke Bros., pioneers of the Basin. Of a retring disposition, she ha« not distinguished herself to the social Whirl, but she is a woman of merit Who will prove a helpmeet in­ deed to the lueky Kleesig. \Art as we aH know him, Is a young man of character, whose word is as good as his bond, and we be­ speak for Mr. and Mrs. Klessig aa abundance of life's blessings. They will be at home to their friends on the old Sehroeder ranch to the North fork neighborhood purchased a year or more ago by Mr. Kleesig. SCHOOL PROGRAM By way ef a Vkio recreation usd at the aame time practicing acme o f the things learned to tostino work. Wisdom schools indulge a A e r i pre- gram Tuesday and Friday morning». Pedlowtog to the program o f Tcaaday: D u r i- .......... Cowing to Stood Dorothy OBver, feed Euuiee Tovey. Edtth -Atom Le» The loss to Bi'itv Root fruit gi'ow- m rc suiting during the cold snap in December will be cot less than a mil­ lion dollars, according to estimates of W L Shovel!, state horticulturist. Mr. Shovell, accompanied by W E Polinger of the Corvallis experiment station, and Deputy Robert Young made a survey of the orchards of the valley las;, week from Missoula to Darby. They cut and examined thousands of frut spurs and agreed that the lot« would be fully 9J per cent. They could find scarcely a frutt spur.or bud in many orchard? that had not turned black, destroyed by frost. They attribute the damage to the sudden drop In temperature iu De­ cember. The fruit spurs had made a luxuriant growth, the trees having borne no fruit during the year, and on accouut of the rain« and mild weather The growth, it la true, was checked by the zero weather, but in mid-December there were several days when the temperature regls tered 60 degrees above, when sud- densly on December 15 the tempera­ ture dropped 70 degrees in 16 hours. rtgiisRerlng 28 below zero during the cold snap The sudden and tremen­ dous change froze the swollen fruit spurs, so they say Some of the growers are more op timlrtlc, believing that phe dormant spurs have survived and will bear fruit, particularly in orchard» that were not irrigated or cultivated dur Ing the fall Should a small percent­ age of the spur* survive, an excellent crop might follow.— Western News PUREUltEDH PAY E H Haserodt called our attention one day last week to an article In a Guernsey publication showing the re suit of purebred breeding along the dairy lines A Trenton, N J, breeder bought a purebred cow for $6,000— that’s a neat little sum to itself—4* 1919 and later swld her for $15,000 In the meantime he had sold four daugh ters and two granddaughters, each bringing him more money than he paid tor the original cow. An entire herd of common stuff could never have paid such return«. Mr. Haserodt has chosen the Guern­ sey as the foundation for hi« dairy herd and although he has no such sky-high hope« in mind os this, be feels sure of himself in the future “The sire Is more than half the herd” is a well known axiom and it Is as true as the rleing of the sun. Good stock cost*« no more to raise, less to fatten and profits are quicker, bet­ ter and more sure. Week's BusiMSS Tips The year 1926 star:« w'th lees un­ employment that usual for January, with more building in and in prospect, with more orders in the mills and foetoriev, wtith mete money In the banks, wth more confi­ dence in the public heart. 1925 rbould be a banner year in the Unit­ ed Slates. D'ilon— New buildings fi r S im e normal school heating plant and the gymnasium ready for use and the library’ almost completed. Miles City i irot t plans extensive rebuild lag cant pi-1 gu for this season. Red Lodge—-Coitiracts let for the growing of 2500 actes of seel pe.ia in Cabou county. Total may reach 6,000 acreage for 1025, Laurel Murray oil well on Mo,*- oer dome go s oil showing at 1150 feet. Cascade county farmers have sown mote rye and 15 percent more wheat than the 1924 crop Chinook — Great Northern install­ ing machinery for large gravel--wash­ ing plant' here. Laurel— First dividend of $ 11,000 paid on defunct Laurel State bank Glasgow—-Carload of certified seed potatoes shipped to Louisiana from Glasgow, Malta and Chinook Malta—Contracts f >r 5700 arre-s t>f sugar beets Insure? Utah Idaho sugar factory here during m 5 La­ bor guarantee promised of $12 un acre for cultivation. Bozeman ... Valley county grew 29 - 868 bushels of registered and ap­ proved seed for 1924. Queen City Oil pays 10 per cent dividend and ha» income of $3,000 per month on $185,800 stock Anaconda— Fre losses for 19 24 were only $1 per capita, where the national average hw is $5 20 Kallspell—Despite winter storms reck work continues on the llelttm- Java highway; 20,000 yards of n>t k will be moved during January Eureka ... Town of 1,000,with 2500 more people tributary, is without a dentlaji. Shelby ... -Shelby Promoter will Is­ sue 20,000 copies of 48 page Achieve ment edition covering Toole, Glacier and Pondera counties. Hillings— Montana company plans natural gasoline plant at Chinook Miles City— Milwaukee shipped 60 cars of hogs from here during 1924 and only four cars in 1923 Esti­ mated, that 1925 product will exceed 100 cars. Great Falls-- Flour milling condi- tons in the state unusually good — all mills busy. Helena— 300-bed neuro-psychiat­ ric hospital to be built somewhere in District rOl, which Includes Minne­ sota, North and South Dakota and Montana. Libby— Great Northern railway buys large tract for ballast gravel use. Havre— Grea|t Northern payroll here is now running about $160,000 a month. Forsythe — Carterville irrigation district, 11,000 acres, plans $350,000 improvement bonds. Troy— Financing assured to sink Snowstorm shaft to 600 feet. Mine has 400-ton mill that is to be operat­ ed to capacity by May 1. Bozeman— Valley county grew a Great Falls— lore harvest employs many men for bes- crop cut n years. Forsyth — Rosebud county e»rn show breaks all records for number and quality of exhibits. Lewirtown — Haasea Packing Co. of Butte feeding 2,900 cattle ia Fer- t u eosnty. Sidney— Last o f 2299 ears bee s go to Great [Northern factory l ; Reorganized bank at Winnett goes tor abend of promised payment to old stockholders. GOOD SAM ARm S S W * * i Kaudsea and Howard HoBea- beeh « e t e d -fte p e t ed i t e g e o ! ito-: ........................... 'ätoteji' ÜilVHorto t -ito-- '«ML,-. ü i yflaJfcg . r M mrn «®a«e »M t « f tote-

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