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111 6 Kendall, Montana, September 15, 1903 TWO COON STORIES. \It's funny,\ said Deacon W. II. Near - pass, of Chester, N. Y., \how I found out in what part of the country Jim Bennett had been on one of his trips. Jim doesn't often go on trips, except in warm weather, when snakes are out and are ready to let him disewer something new ahout 'em. But this time the season must have been pretty well along, for Jim said folks were gathering their chestnuts where he was. \He was driving along, thinking how lovely nature was and yet how, queer. He didn't tell me where it was where he was driving along, and he came to a man work- ing away in a field like all possessed, with a pick and shovel. Jim Bennett Fay* he stopped and hollered to the man. '\Hello neighbor! Short a' meat, eh\ \The man quit digging and leaned on his pick. \ 'No,' mid he, hollering beck at Jim. 'I dunno as I'm any way short o' meat.' \Then Jim says he hollered back at the men: 'Why, you're digging to get a ground - hg out, ain't you? \The man hollered back at Jim: \ 'No, I ain't diggin' to git a groundhog out. I'm diggin' to get a 'coon in.' \ 'Digging to get a 'coon in?' he says he hollered. 'Why, that. kind o' goer,' ain't it?' . \ 'Maybe it is and maybe it hain't,' the man hollered back at Jim. 'That's accord - in' to how folks looks 'it it.' \ 'But where's the 'boon!' \ 'Come over here and I'll tell you,' this man hollered luck at Jim. \So Jim rays he tied his horse to the fence and wert over into the field where the man was. The man leaned on his pick and looked at Jim awiaile and then said: \ 'coon is dead!' \Jim Bennett says this gave him a real start, because he thought he was face to Lace with a crazy man; but he stood his ground, and the man said: \'I'm digging his grave!' \Then the man proceeded with his talk, and Jim says it wasn't long before he found that the man wasn't crazy, not by a jug full, but wasiiiindindo1iirvnt citizen, relating strange facts. \ 'Yes, sir,' the man said to Jim Bennett, according to what Jim tells ins, 'he was a 'coon among 'Coons, and I'm going to plant him here because he was so all-per- vadin' smart that he deserves to have a gravestone. Ile msde one sad mistake to he sure. I didn't want him to go out after the chestruts..The boys was to blame for his goin'. And I'll lick o d,Jim (*ter till he can't see first time I run agin \ 5Iy boys is full of tc:ion .,nd vim, and they move around this district ccnsideeble getnerin' apples and chestnuts and tech, like bcys with vim gener'ly deep. Jim Carter las got a chcstnut nee on his plase, finin' mine, that beats all the trees I know of.' and n:y boys always gi:s a hatkerin' after that tree 'long about this tinae o' year; but Jim Carter keeps his eye onto it outragecus close, and my boys have got to put. up with a good deal of botherin' by him if they let their hankerin' for that tree git the best of 'em. \'I've got a spy glass at home, a slammin• good one. Jian Carter he lives a mile from that chestnut tree o' his'n, hut he I:ceps cumin' toward it every chance he gets to see if it's bein' tampered 'girl; so what does Ty ,.. bo l ys do but take to luggin' th.nt smers With 'em and swsepin' the coun- try with . it, So if is comin• from any direction they kin Fie titn long before he zits within any sort o' sight o' them, and kin keep on getherin' chestnuts till he gits too - Closet for it to be safe ter 'cm. \ 'This mornin' that 'coon o' mine, after he...W.201:0d the baby to, sleep and fed the chickens and the pigs,' so Jim Pennett tells me the man raid, 'took down that spy glass and started out. Now, I didn't know this then, or I'd 'a' found out more about it, and either stopped the 'coon or give him some pints. But I know it now. '\He took that spy glass 'cause he had been with the boys durin' one or two of their htinkerin' trig., and went over to Jim Carter's.„tree rheatautain;. He chestnutted and chestnutted, sweepin' the country every now and then with the spy glass to keep track o' Jim. \'lie seen Jim by and by comin• toward the tree: But that :coon kept on chest- ntatin% He kept 0n ohestauttni' so un- fortunate long that aim Carttr . goethere and loaded him with a half a dozen buck- shot, and the 'coon came out of the tree dead. \.'He has made a sad mistake, smart- as he -was. He had been sweepin' the ciuntry through the big end o' the spy glass. Of cmrse, that made,..Jirn Carter look more than a mile, away when he wasn't .50 yards from the tree, and—Well, this i C - at 'coon's grave, and I'm goin' to plant him in it.' \Jim Bennett says that was more than he ever learned about 'coons before, and he was glad he had stopped and talked to the man. Jim .drove along end by and -by, be says, he came to a nice, smart little village, where everything looked prosier- ous and pltasing, except one tall, strop. shouldered, neglected -looking man who was going down the street with a yeller dog at his heels. Jim gazed after the man kind o' pitying, be says,sind another citizen, a spruce, jolly -appearing individual said to him '\ 'That's Sam Fleming. And a real de- cent, good -actin' citizen he would be, too, if it wasn't for that one bad failin' o' his'n. He latutt• 'coons.' \Jim -Bennett .says he couldn't say • word. \'Every night Sam and that yeller dog o' his'n is oat huntin\coons Jim ghys this citizen said, sorrowful as could be. 'And he skins 'em, and nails them skins to his barn door till you'd think he was runnin' a tanyard. And he eats them 'coons! \ 'Jest think of it! Now, we all like Sam, and we've been doin' all sorts o' things to try and shame him out o' that failin' o' his'n, but we can't teem to do it. Now, if he'd only lift somebody's c iickens or steal a sheep, we mowt do somethin' for him. Then we could take him up and send him some're where they'd keep him out o' harm's way. \ 'There's oneitiore thing we're goin' to try. If that don t shame him into reform in', then he'll have to move some'rs else. Hell have to . gmer \Jim Bentett; says he: asked the man twhet they intetiticd to de to gam Fleming nest. \ 'What be we goin' to do to him?' said the man. 'Why, sir, we' ep actu'ly goin' to elect him to the legislatuer \When Jiro Bennett told me that, I was surprised and said! \ 'Why, Jim, how could that be! .Men strain and struggle and buy things to get elected to the legislature, and folks look up to 'em.' \ 'Yes,' said Jim. \Some places they do, I know. .lut this was the Pennsylvania - \An.... wi rat's how I come to find out what part of the country Jim had been on his trip in. And very likely he learned a whole lot more about 'coons, but that is all ha told me.\—N. Y. Sun. ABOUT THE RED-HEADED GIRL She Po Qtaalltle• of Watleh Her Mather Slaters Cannot Claims Po fon. A champion of the red-headed girl has come to the front. Not that the girl in question is greatly in need of a chat:wine. In'niee cases out of tensile is abundantly able to care for herself withous assietance from any source, sa3s the Chicago Chronicle. hut this advice of \the giAl•wit. the auLurn hair\ defies the vi oild to dispute the truth of the five propositions: The red-headed•Ortrl can - 1. Detect the (id9r of a previous high ball further. quicker and with more unerring ins I tinet than any other being on earth. 2. Nail a lie and bore deeper holes with her penetrating eye in so doing than any other s, thing that has eyes. :1. Make an he ass of altar look like 20 cents quiet:et ad with less effort than an3 other living thing. 4. Break a man's morning nap and Ii ustle him to build the fire in the range i:iiicker, Furs r ard with less back talk thou any otlat:r style of wom.ankind. 5. She latlic,,o,nlv knomiupecits who can thrdw, a missile witil.acenrtile aim and who dues not endanger the li% es of innocent bystanders. CHILDREN AT WORK. Nearly Two Millionth a Large Per C•nt of A% bleb Are Under the Statutory Age. The factories, the mines, the work- shops and, the great trercantile es- tablishment's of our country teetn with the labor of children, says W. S. Waudby, in rn article on \ChM] La- bor,\ in Let- lie's. Sonic of them are of the age required by the lawst.if the' t tale hut innumerable thousands are much below flit limit thes:t Stailltory laws pros itie for, and far, far below the limit which the laws of natuie de- mand. There are Is us •brarch cf our great industrial life which are not overerowr - ed with child labor. 1 Lave been in formet,t1\by 5 1 Ir. VVlllnni C. Hunt. chief Fla ti,tifelati.Yor popuia toll, this t the report of the census tiff ce for the year 1000 when issued will show that for •the mainland of the United States, the most healing sehreInthe world. excluding Alaska and Hawaii, there were appr , ximately, 1,1L0 rt 0 persons Foley ' s Honey and Tar from 10 to 15 years of age, inclusive, for children,safe,sure, tkrplates. reported as engaged in gainful occu- I, (7 Wilson, agent. pations. co. R. Creel Judith Inland Main Street, Lewistown Licensed Embalmer and Undertaker Local and Long Distance Telephone Calls Answered Day or Ni lit Montana Railroad Company Nearest rail line and quickest route to the -new gold camps of the Judith Basin. Direct com- munication with Northern Pacific railway at Lombard, and with stages to and from Lewistown at Lye, 0:00 a.m. Lombard Arr. 9:03 p.m. Arr. 2:43 p.m. Harlowton Ive. 3:30 p.m. Daily, Except Sunday F. T. ROBERTSON, Supt. Lombard, Montana. ROBT. RANTOUL, Oesel M'gr, Helena, Montana Northern Pacific Railway VESTIBULED TRAINS DINING CARS TIME CARD - LOMBARD EAST 310UND No. 4\ Atlantic Exp •No. 12, Local l'assenger WENT IP1OUND .,. No. 8, Pacific Express . DEPART 4.49 p. 2 • 33 a. in. DEPART 8'34 am. •No. 11, Local Paeeenger.... 4:19 p. m. *Connecta at Logan arid Garrison with Nort8sCouurt iAd. KIDNEY DISEASES are the most fatal of all dis- eases. FOLEY'S l'iPa t r i anTerifenied; E or money refunded. Contains remedies recognized by emi- nent physicians as the best for Kidney and Bladder troubles. PRICE 50e. and $1.00. L. C. Wilson, Agent. Foley's Kidney Cure makes kidneys and bletdder right. Foley's Honey and Tar cures colds, prevents pneumonia BANNER SALVE Transportation Co. • Operating Between Kendall and Lewistown TWO COACHES One leaves Kendall at 8 a. to. claily, ex- cept Sunday, arriving in bewistovin at - 11 is . in.; returning, leaves Lewistown at 3 p. in., arriving in Kendall at 6 t..m. The other leaves Lewistown at 9 a. tn. daily, except Sunday, arriving , in Ken- dall iit 12 m., noon ; returning,tleavem Kendall at 3 p. in., arriving in Lea is - tow ti at 6 p. tn. FOUR HORSE COACHES Ample Accommodations Extra accommodations for baggage of commercial travelers. MARTIN CLAUSEN Agent at Kendall Wilson's Stage Line Fast Time Between Lewistown and Harlow ton Carrying the U. S. Mall itl slinking connection siltis trishot 31ontann 41' 4t Coaches Leave Lewistown 7 a. m. ex- cept Sunday.- - --- - Leave Garneill np0a arrival noon train of after - John Jackson, Jr. Notary Public Fire Insurance Conveyancer, Etc. Kendall, Montana MONUNAS BIN!' NEWSPAPER Broadest, Breeziest, Brightest RUAD TI1I YrAN.71)...ARL) ND KEEP UP WITH TII2 TIMES 0 - ...7aeacxxxv , r.:D.74 PLIICE PAYABLE IE ADVAECI Daily and Sunday—One Month.— ....... 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