Big Hole Basin News (Wisdom, Mont.) 1912-1925, February 12, 1925, Image 1

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(t ¡ § m W w iS ß S M B WS^ÊÊËÊÊ^Ê U p p m O F N %¿SS¡ti ^ ^ ^ I C H I S M E R G E & T H Ë B I G H ^ r ^ 1 * ^ VOLUME XIII WISDOM MONTANA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1925 NUMBER 21 Estimate ^ Livestock Montana co-operative crop and livestock reporting service, federal and state, hand out the following from Helena Increased numbers of cattle and bheep and fewer horses were found on Montana farms and ranges Janu­ ary 1, 1925, compared with a year ago, aoording to the January esti­ mates released by J G Diamond, ag­ ricultural statistician for the Mon­ tana otate-federal crop reporting ser­ vice. Valuation of all livestock on farms th'.'o year is placed by the re­ port at $93,942,000, an increase of approximately five and one-half mil Hon dollars over the total of a year ago. This increase comes practically all from higher valuation of Bheep, which was placed at $26,374,000 as against $20,619,000 last year. Valua­ tion of all cattle and swine was slightly larger than a year ago, and that o f horses and mules slightly lower. All Cattle January 1 numbers placed at 1,- 605.000 as compared with 1,462,000 a year ago and valuation this year at $45,824,000 as compared with $45,- 257.000 last year Mlk (lows Milk cows alone on January 1, 1956, numbered 220,000, compared with 204,000 revised estimate for 1924 At an average value of $50 per head this year and $53 per head last year, the 1926 valuation was determined at $11,000,000 as com­ pared with $10,712,000 a year ago Milk cows have shown a steady in­ crease during the past five years and in this period have made a cumu­ lative increase of about 40 per cent over the 1021 number of 166,000, Other Cuttle Cattle othe.r than milk cows Jan­ uary 1, 1926, numbered 1,286,000 head as compared with 1,248,000 head, revised u ltimate for 1924, At an average value per head of $27.10 this year and $27 60 per head last year, the 1425 valuation Is placed at $34,824,000 compared with $34,445,- 000 a year ago. The general impres­ sion throughout the range country that total numbers of cattle other than milk cows have been decreasing 1 b not borne out by either marketngs nor numbers assessed annually dur­ ing the past five years. However, there ia evidence of a decrease In cat­ tle of strictly range type, a logical consequence of the unfavorable situ­ ation in which the beef grower has found himself In the past five years. On the other hand, this decrease ap­ pears to have been more than offset by an Increase in numbers of what may be termed farm cattle, which in tarn la a logical consequence of the loss of market fo his surplus feed crops during recent years and the necessity on the part of the grain farmer of increasing hs livestock to utilie this surplus on the farm. Sheep Sheep and lambs on January 1, 1925, numbered 2,636,000, a gain of 7 per cent over holdings of 2,670,000 on January 1 a year ago. On top of thki increase In numbers, average value per bead was $10.40 this year, against $8.76 a year ago.brtnglngthe total valuation for 1926 up to $26,- $74,000 as compared with $20,619,- 666 a year ago. .The sneep industry has recovered most of the ground lost ia the fi*3t two years of the post­ war deflation period and at present is in a very strong position, wth a tendency toward still farther expan­ sion. Hogs Jnuiry 1 numbers ia 1926 were placed ut 292,666, or the same aa a year ago. Per head valuation ie $12 per head for 1625 and $11 for 1924 atnd total value on this basis $8,66$,- 666 fa 1I2S as agatast $3,276,666 a year ago. Shipments of bogs fa 192$ were practically double those of 1923. bearing out earlier eeti- totea cad forecasts of pig crops very Hater- M antra fa m e » , fa com- S M I V a B ffO V B r V f n V B i l J y IM IU ftM of as«» bred bat fall i t s km w a r; NORSE • AMERICAN CENTENNIAL Taking advantage of the opportu­ nity to show the thousands of visit- ora goin to the Twin Cities for the Norjo-Amerlcan centennial what the Ninth Federal Reserve district can produce, directors of the first annual Northwest Industrial expc, ¡lion have announced that the exposition will take place June 6 to 13. The announcement was made by George F Dickson, president of the Twin Cities Manufacturers Inc..which is staging the show. He .said the di rectors had considered a suggestion made by the Centennial officials to postpone the exposition June and had decided unanimously that they could not afford otarii a won derful opportunity to show the whole world what the Northwest manufac­ turers produce.” The suggestion of the Centennial officials was embodied in a letter from SM H Ho Is tad, managing di­ rector. Mr. Dickson called a meeting of the exposition directors at once ami after eoveral conferences he notified Mr. Holstad that the suggestion had been adopted. “ With President and Mrs Oooijdge as well as members of the Norwegian royal family numbered among the distinguished guests, it will be an urn paralelled opportunity to the Industrial life of the Ninth Fed eral Reserve district,'' Mr. Dickson said. The time limit for clos'ng the em­ blem contest conducted among all school children under 16 years of age has been extended until May 1, Mr. Dickson announced. The contest la fou the best design for an emblem to be used in the indus­ trial exposition. WHAT THEY DREW Proceedings Board of County Commissioners f O r r -*-i—*» ■ f- * - J »w-- --- ‘ X ? \•J\ Last week we copied an item from The Western New», Hamilton, with reference to violation of the game law, stating at the time that some of the parties were known in the Liasm Our exchange Bhows their punsh- rnont thus; Lloyd McLain plead guilty to kill­ ing an elk and was sentenced to from six months to one year in tho state penitentiary. Sam Morton plead guilty to a charge of having game meat in his possession and was fined $27.50. The fine wais paid. William Sampler plead not guilty and his case was set for trial Febru­ ary 10. He is charged with the possession of game meat. The trial will take place in Judge Liebel's court at 2 p. m. McLain is at liberty on ball. Roy Hayes, Mark Smith and Hen­ ry Martlett, who were taken into cus­ tody while at work gathering wood on the south foTk of the Skalkaho, came to Hamilton and after being questioned as to their knowledge of the facts in the case were released unconditionally. It appears that some elk meat wan found in dose proximity to their camp and they were needed as witnesses. It devel­ oped that none of the trio was cogni­ zant of the existence of the meat, however. Tho Board of County Commli^on- ers in and for Beaverhead coujily. Montana, met in regular session Monday, February 2, 1925, V'd 9 o'clock a, m. Those prtb>ent: A L Anderson, chairman; Commission vu 0 C Gcsmaa and J 12 Shaw, a Acting Cletk Georgo R Baker. M'rutoo of tho January meeting were read and approved. The first order of busiuçss being the rc-organ UailJtt for the current two-year term, it wan duly moved by Commb.aiorer Shaw and seconded by Ci .nmk .Tone r Audi ram that thuioi Co;nnu';,loner O C Gusman be chosen chairman for the ensuing Iwo-yti.i term. Motion earned and it wai so ouïe: id, where loro Commissioner Ui unau the chair, M ism s . C E Barnes and John In a bait appeared befo,e the board ask­ ing that the road which John Hotel - on and others pe-ilionid to he closed near Jack.on. bo hep open The Irani deferred ae,ion In order to givt> tl >se in l'av„. of closing said lead a chance to priser! their datum A pla of tho Sage creek road was ordered sent to the O B I , railway, to­ gether w th data from minuit» t > show tha, road had been duly ac­ cepted A lommAiee of sheepmen compote 1 1 of Ernest Urr, Roscoe Cornell, J E Mon o and Frank Landon appeared asking the county secure thy right of way to establish a road from the Ruby dvide through the Purest re­ serve to Long creek, a distança of a! cue eight mile . and fence mid light of way. it being understood that the for. it an vice would cun- stiuct the road. They stated that they would pe.rsmally doi.atu $300 to deiray fencing coats for the county. Deputy Supervisor Sickes of the Madison I'm id reserve waa pres­ ent and explained the project, slat­ ing that $120,000 had had already been spent by the fores! service In j building part cf this road and that' the forest service intends to spend! for came. No other claim» will be aljcwui. Mr. Tremblay appeared regarding transferring his children from school district 41 to some other district maintaining a tiahoal. so they might i.i itc-ad. Commissioner Anderson was given power to act in the matter. Tho L iard adjourned at 5 p ,m. to meet Tursdak morning. Tuesday, February 3 Beard met Tuesday at 9 a. m. pur­ suant to adjournment. All present The ro.-ugnalion of Fred A Kemps i.u constable at Armstead was receiv­ ed, read ar.d accep.'.ed, aud ordered tiled. ilarvy Andrus asked permission to build a small barn inside the coun­ ty machine shed yard. No action way taken.. Pearl 1 Smith and J E Monroe, whose terms expired, were re-ap- 1 ilntod to serve three-year term on the county high .-,-chool board. Mrs Catherine P VVillla, whose term ex piroil, was reappointed to serve a iluce year term on the examlnlnj boai d A loiter lo Dr L C Ford from of Uriels ot I he O S I, railway regard ing attention to trei passers tfjured mi too railroad right or way was tiled The county treasurer’s report of luxes collected on 1 924 roll« was tiled. None of the pai ft loners for clos­ et; the toad near Jackson, as peti­ tioned by John Peterson and others, having appeared, it wins ordered that load be lift open an requested by John Inahnlt, O E Barnes ct al The following lepo-nts and stsE« moits for the month of January wen examined, approved and order­ ed filod Secretary of high school hoard's report of warrants Issued $5,909 05, county payroll, $2 3 18 67 cleik of court's report of warrant.) is­ sued $30 00 ; report of the secre­ tary of the County Fair commtsision of warrants Issued $132.06; report of county farm supervisor showing $25.000 conutructing the propo-md j 18 iliates. road Ho stated that he believed t ho 1 The board decided to hake an til- right of way would he donated by the land owners. The board took the matter un dc rad v ¡semen t. The petition of Charles Retallaek for old age pension was rejected as unsatisfactory. The board ordered that it be strict­ ly understood by all concerned that all claim's against the county must henceforth show the O K of person making purchase and their authority spection of road machinery and re­ pairing work of the county machine sheds Tuesday afternoon after ad­ journment. Claims were examined throughout the meeting and warrants were ord­ ered drawn totaling $8.879.77. Total of warrauts issued: $14,- 690.86. The board adjourned at 12 o’clock noon Tuesday, February 3, 1926. FOREST ROAD AND TRAIL WORK Missoula, Jan. 30.— One hundred and forty miles of roads and 791 miles of trails were constructed in the national forests of District No. 1, covering Montana and northern Ida­ ho daring the past fisoal year, ac­ cording to a report by the Missoula district headquarters of the United States forest serve#. In addMoa to the roads and trails constructed, 763 miles of road and 8,242 miles o f trails were main­ tained. Forest road fnads to the extent of $1,607,000 were expended daring the period. In addition to this, $176,766 co-operative funda made available by the state, conn- ties and other agencies, were ex Since the lereet road appropria­ tion was made fa 1916, 72$ miles of road and 2,1$2 miles of trails, have been eosstrnetei. 471 PARUS UT LEMHI wit* «mistad. ad, stoog 1ft ttkiag  é J N Î lÉÉÉ â à i r a r a I n t e r a O f « nomi fettone te r s m e w teN r tfaM t o * I’ANI HU CAJU* I IRE The Camp Fire Girls were enter­ tained by Vera Hopkins last Friday evening. It was a ceremonia, meet­ ing. Vera Hopkins, Audrey Tovey and Hazel Holman lit the candles. The next was roll call, which was not perfect -this time because there were three members absent. Hazed Holman became a Fire Maker, which is the second degree in the Camp Fire. She received the first sliver bracelet earned by a Wis­ dom Camp Fire Girl and fire big Honor beads. Part of her Initiation ceremony was to demonstrate ten kind,; of bandaging. Refreshments were brought 'round on a tray and we found our disihes by the prevty place cards. Some cf the girls then went to the oi 411 0P*ra,-i011- danee at the Community building, while others staid to recite to the guardian. OWAISSA, Scribe. AMONG THE PEOPLE County Commissioner J E Shaw reported that Mrs. Shaw, who sus- tained a broken arm recently when ebe slipped on an icy walk near her home In Salt Lake, is recovering rap­ idly.— Dillon Examiner. Miss Anna Miller, attending the university at Missoula, has just been released from quarantine for a case of measles, it was learned from a tel­ ephone message to her father Mon­ day evening. Albert Smith, who went to Butte for medical attention last week, is reported to have been suffering from an obstruction of the bowels which was overcome without the necessity SIGNS OF SPRING Someone told us the other day that the red-breasted blackbirds had been seen already on one or two ranches in the Basin and The Madi­ son County Forum, published at Sher idan, tells this spring story: Whether gopher» have shown poor Judgment or are certain harbin­ gers of « a early spring 1» a question Tom Wfeam ie suable to decide and fee feu aafezaftted the proposition to The Fortrm office. Our candid «prnf£m is that Hr. Gopher fe pfeuufe goofy* A& any rate, fee fea»Mtfeai flonambu- hmt «fetor «Barters « M u $» « n t e « i « t e a There may be , who «H I take the g s- fets and i æ H I Old Man Wnter staged a feeble come-back the first ot the week. It was more like winter than anything we have had since the first ot Decem­ ber, the thermometer getting down to 26 below Tuesday morning. Jorgen Jorgenson dropped ¡n Tues­ day for a little social chat. Come again. W e ’re as busy as the proverb­ ial eat In a cement basement Tues­ days, but we'll always let loose long enough to “ pass the time o ' day.\ Carl Johnstone hacked tho ««fey part of bis leg with u ax t o t tv« eansing a wound Hi « f e t e H r. Q*M put several stitches. Even this i sot keep Hr. Johnstone sway fre Ms eJnb danee, feourever, and fee « ww«toH wftft tEBBJft■ %Mmm w f l f t to ftpBftft ftftto OLD-TIME QUADRILLE Ever on the alert, The Journal- Stockman, Omaha, finds an old-Wme editor’s description au old-time dance and quote» the veteran editor thus Up in the northern part of thi Stave the ether day the “ mairied folks” longed for the old times so strongly they could not resist the de sire for an old-time dance, and the tico.j Con must have been a very con­ siderable affair, as it caused Ed A Fry, the veteran editor of the local paper, to recall the days when this village waa the scene ot payday foi cowboys trailing Texas herds to the i uthem pasture''. Talk about your wild parties! These cowboys spent the'r money freely and the dances held when they were paid off were big socCaal everts for a large sur­ rounding territory; aud while liquid refreshments flowed freely it wa their way of having a good .tme, and they sure had it. The editor says: Niobrara In the early '70s had those dances—dances where the ' caller'' waa alw the \fiddler and wilh hi'i keeping time and “ calling off” the various changes—-sang In droning monotone and teaching Into a sort of tuneful sing-pong a« the ■sets''--usually three change« in the round of each quadrille— got Into the maze The opening wuo always Uhe same ‘ Jlne han's an' circle to the left Right hand to yer purdner and gran' light an' left!” By this time his eyes were cloned and hi« voice had risen to a ryth manic wall \Fidst couple lead to coupiS on the right! ” Lady In the center an' three han's round, mind yer feet, fellers, don't jromp on her gown!” \Fir t lady swing out and second lady in; three jlne ban's an’ circle ag'in ” \On to the nex’ couple, hoe It down! Three Jin« han's an’ caper 'roun \ \Third lady to the center; give yo’ honey a whirl; lead to the next with your best girl!” \Grab yo' honeys, don't let 'em fall; «hake yo' hoofs an' balance uM” \Ringtail coon« In the trees at play, grab your pardnere an' all run away!\ Or there might be a variation af­ ter the grand circle to the left some­ thing like th'3r; \Buffalo gals are a-comln’ out to- nght; first couple lead to the couple on the right; jaybird scoldin' up In a tree; gents stand around and ladles dtHsee; If you ketch a yaller Jacket let 'er go; ladies stan’ back an' gents do-se-do. On to the neit and do it isome more; make them cow hides hit the floor!” \Back to your places that a-way; grab them heifers and all chaw hay!\ Or it might be in a sort of remi­ niscent and sentimental vein that he would call: \Fret gent lead to lady on yer right and watch yer step now, mind yer; back to yo’ place an' swing thet gal, the gal yer left behind yer\ The fiddler’s bodily endurance ap­ parently was &3 inexhaustible as his power of irnpr»vision. Hour after hour the old fiddle would screech, and hour after boar the voice of the fiddler would drone on while bis foot kept time without intermission. TUBERCULOSIS SEAL SALES Schools reporting a 100 per eent fel f e » « C H * u « « » t e t i b í a t e : sale were as follows: Nelson . .. .. .. ............... .. .$6 66 Argenta . .. ................................. 66 Briston . ................................. .. . 3 60 Red Roek (6 pupils) .............. 66 Medicine Lodge . ...................... . 2 66 Polaris ....................................... 66 ftçi'GÎtlft ««««••<«•***••«,••• . 3 66 East Fox ........................... .. . 8 66 Gibbon* .................................... 66 Mllpoint ........................... .. 66 Elkhorn Mines ................ .. . 6 46 L&ltêŸlêW *•*•***.»» •*•«*«* . 6 »6 Jonen .......... .. . . . . . . . »6 Doyle ....................... .. ............. .. *6 Upper Lakertev . ...................... . 2 66 ALICE ROE, Bupt of IDAHO N « !» «u f e tea t b S obé * te r «raffte«, f t e r Ü à Ê Ê Ê à ÄjN fete^ te t o ik Doings of Coolidgeians Mr. and Mrs. Elmar Ripley have gone to Dillon for a visit with rela­ tives. Our January thaw lasted all thro1 January and U continuing so far into February. Mrs. McDonald in reported to be recovering after a few days’ illness with a bad eoH. Mis. James Ash forth and sx>n are gwlng to lb Hon for a visit at Mrs. Ashworth'» mother'». Mr John Pendergast Sr of Wis­ dom has beeu visiting at the home of lies «on Will in (Violidge. The train hvd over a couple of dayij this trip up and a crew of 12 men have been busy haultng wood from points down the line Mr Fred Wends of Wise River has moved to the Coolidge upper camp and is engaged in hauling wood from the Ptzmla wood tamp there. His family accompanied him. The M S N C meeting was held at Mrs. Lyon«' Sunday evening and hor­ oscope readings were the feature of the afternoon—and the ba->t, ever! Refreshments were served. A dance for school benefits waa given by Miss Yeager Saturday night. The attendance was not very large, but It was a real \peppy” dance and quite a number of tickets were sold. There are some mysterious meet­ ing* held every night or so ut the school house, at which most of the M S N (! members seem to be pres­ ent. We believe we will heur more about this later. Word has been received that Mr. Willoughby, who suffered a painful accident taat week and went to liutite for medeal treatment, is not getting better as ta»t as he might and will have to be under a doctor's care for some time ye\. NEW RANGER FOR HTEEL CREEK Mr and Mrs Yocheloon arrived last week and will make their home at the Siwl creek ranger station, Mr. Yochetlson having been placed In charge of that part of the forest re­ serve. Mr and Mr«. Yochelson rode horseback, to make sure (hey would not he delayed— neither of them Ilka to shovel snow Tills arrival is of moment to Tha News in that when Tom Edmonds, deputy game warden, was In here a month or more since, ha askea us if we had seen the new ranger. A neg­ ative answer from us made the dep. throw back his head and laugh. \A h— 11 of a note, a fellow coming 100 miles to give you the news— he has been here a week or more!\ Yeh, bo 'twas! OFR ( RONS W ORD PUZZLE A few, perhaps, will miss the crosg word puzzle this week. We ordered but on# consignment of these plates and R is up to our readers whether we continue the service. It costs u) more than our business warrants, but if money were our only object we would set fire to the shop and run off by the light of it to Butte or some other city where we could make dol­ lars where we aren't making eents here. If you want the puzzle contin­ ued, say so— if It isn't worth a two- eent »tamp or a moment's time to yea, ¡t'g a «Inch you don’t sure for it. Same as to the serial. Shall we or­ der another one when \Judith o f the Blue Lake Ranch” is finished? WILL HONOR WASHINGTON Saturday night of next week Wis­ dom Masons win honor the memory of their WlttStrioua brother, George Washington. A special program has been pre­ pared for the children— not a let of work by them, bat for them. They Vo. 61 A F A A M that enreateg, a»d a * W

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