Celebrating history: Hingham Park is looking better
June 27, 2014
For this 25th installment celebrating Montana Territory’s 150th anniversary, we go back to Hingham. In the June 26, 1914 issue of the Hingham Review, we find, complete with misspelling:
About The Park
We are truly glad to see the grass growing in the park this year and not so many weeds. It took the grass two years to get a firm root, but it seems it has now taken possession of the soil. Our one antelope is making a splendid effort to keep it eaten down, but seems to be incapable of eating so much grass.
About one-third of the trees died as a result of the dry spell last summer, and let us see to it that the live ones are watered once or twice during the dry spell which we are apt to have again this year in August, so that no more of the may die.
Points About Good Roads
As the rainy season is at hand, right now is the time to study the drainage situation of the roads in your district. Look them over a little and wherever you find a mud puddle in the road, find out where the water came from that drained into this puddle.
Do not fill up a mud hole as this will give only temporary relief. First remove the cause, drain the water away from the depression, then crown it up a little. Now is the time to locate necessary drainage ways. The water flowing from the hillside after each shower is a good indicator of where you put your drainage ways.
Right now is the time to drag your roads. The drag fills up the ruts in the crowned portion and smooths it over in such a manner that the water falling on the road surface will quickly drain to the side ditches. If a well crowned road is allowed to wear full of ruts these ruts will hold the moisture a great deal longer than the formation along side of the road by reason on the packed of puddled condition.
Carnival Co. Is Now Here
The T. I. Cash Carnival Co. are now here and have their entire outfit established on the vacant lots between the railroad and the town. The comvany, which consists of about 40 people, has been here since Monday, and have created a favorable impression in their behalf. The carnival is supposed to start today (Thursday), but owing to the fact that it rained all last night and a while this morning, but few people have chosen to come in today over the muddy roads.
The local brass band have been counting considerably on this street carnival, as they are to receive 10 per cent of the gate receipts of the main attractions, which are: Girl show, Panama, Picture show, Frisco, Merry-go-round, and Wonderland. There is also to be a Slide for life, High dive, Baloon ascensions, etc., etc.
Here are some entries from the always interesting social pages:
From Our Neighbors
Last week one night Jim Rehal’s store at Joplin was entered and about $80 taken.
Rudyard is making plans to entertain a large crowd of people on the Fourth.
Mrs. E. H. Hill and daughter Hazel, mother and sister of Mrs. J. F. Grimes, arrived yesterday from Deedsville, Ind., and will spend the summer here. They are very favorably impressed with the climate and general appearance of Montana.
Mrs. W. J. Minkiewtiz, president of the Social Science Club, entertains the club members at her home on Tuesday, June 30th, at 3 o’clock. Light refreshments will be served and two new names for membership will be voted on. Mrs. Charles B. Wellborn will conduct the drill in Parliamentary Law and all members will take part in the discussion of Current Events.
Rev. Kjos, who formerly was pastor for all the Norwegian Lutheran congregations on the High Line, and who was instrumental in the organization of most of them, was in town this week, and desires to have the Review extend his greetings to all the people. Rev. Kjos now has charge of the congregations along the west end of the High Line.
Miss Beryl Marvin is again assisting at the Hotel Spaulding.
Pliny Moen has purchased a motorcycle and will be able to travel between Hingham and his claim on the north side.
Miss Lenore Richardson of Gold Stone returned last Friday from Great Falls, where she attended Ursuline Academy during the past year. She has found her year in school to be very profitable and pleasant and has grown considerably since leaving here last summer.
Miss Freda Hogenson has sufficiently recovered from her attack of blood poisoning that she has accepted the responsible position of printer’s assistant in the Review office, and is rapidly learning the intricacies of the position.
Arthur Cross, who last week was called to Shelby to join his company of the state militia, returned on Saturday, as it was not considered necessary for the boys to go to Butte.
The Catholic church is being painted.