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FOB TRAGIC JEST in Whs Killed Chum in William Toil Imitation Spared by District Court In the district court at Hardin, be fore Judge A. C. Spencer, William Cosgrove, charged with involuntary manslaughter, was found guilty, the Jury fixing punishment at from one to two years In the state prison. The Sentence was suspended by the court. The death of Henry Ahendroth In August, 1922, occurred while be was riding the range daring the fiTT round op Ih company with Cosgrove and two or three other employes of the J. B. Long Cattle company, witnesses testi fying that his death was due ,to his having bçpn shot by- Cosgrove. On the «rite of the shooting the men were re turning from work when Ahendroth, It seems, challenged Cosgrove to shoot a hole through his hat, which he was holding In his hand. Cosgrove was considered an expert shot with a slx shoorer, and immediately drew his gun and shot at the hat, but missed. t Ahendroth then placed his hat upon his head, and was supposed to have made remarks to the effect that Cos grove could not hit the hat while It was on the owner's head. At any rate, the second shot was fired, and Ahen droth fell to the ground mortally In jured, the bullet having entered his bead Just above the left car, and died within a few minutes. Cosgrove then came to Hardin, a distance of more than 50 miles, and no tifi ed . the «unmet - i n ul sheriff . In passing sentence. Judge Spencer paroled the young man after admon ishing him to dlscontlne such danger ous pranks. This action seems to meet general approval. CAR-WAGON COLLISION RESULTS IN DISASTER While returning to Glasgow In a light delivery car, J. K. Mitchell, city treasurer and acting manager, collide«] head on with a team and heavy wagon, driven by Col. E. F. Jacobs, auctioneer, and sustained Injuries which necessi tated the taking of 75 stitches, and an hour and a half's work on the operat ing table at the local hospital. With two others, Mitchell left the city for, a trip Into the country. When out about four miles, the lights on the «rar refused to function, so they were returning to the city to have them re paired. They had gone only a short dlrtance when the accident occurred, the Im pact loosening the wagon pole from the neckyoke and forwl It up through the windshield of the automobile, «etching Mitchell In the mouth and tearing and lacerating his face. The other victims of the accident re reived only slight bruises from broken glass and the shock. Colonel Jacobs' back was wrenched. Results of Farm Bureau's Work H. F. DePew, reputed to be the best county agent In the northwest, claims that results can now he seen from the last several years' work of the farm bureau. It Is his opinion that Richland coun ty agricuRare Is on a brtter baslf than ever before and that business and finance will soon sense the fact. Ac cording to Mr. DePew, present troubles come from the fact that It Is pay day for past mistakes, rather than present methods. Decrease Dairy Cattle Rates Northern Pacific railway officials announce that dairy cattle rates will be made 75 per cent of fat cattle rates from the eastern terminals to Montana and North Dakota. This cancels the former rate of a flat decrease of 25 per cent In dairy cattle rates and the 76 per cent of fat cattle rates will he In use Instead. The period, for which these rates will be allowed Is froax April 16 to July 16. Winter Without Feed Clark Anderson, a welj-known ranch —or of the lower Beaverhead valley, near Dillon, stated recently that he bad kept 300 head of steers at his ranch this winter without feeding a pound of hay. This Is regarded as an exreptional case in this section, as feeding usually commences with the first heavy fall of snow and continues until the new grass appears. Sidney Section Signs Acreage George Wolley, Sidney's representa tive of the Great Western Sugar com pany, le now In the midst of signing op acreage for the beet crop for the coming season. While the matter Is not yet complete It Is supposed that there will be a total acreage of 5,000. Interest Is greater than It was last year, when the project grew 8,200 acres. Want Mora Durum Wheat So well pleased was the Quaker Oats eecapaay of CÄlcago with the shipment of Durum wheat sent them by Al Udln, 9 f Fairfield, that the company is ne «Hnrf MUê »so tfe« remparay showing the result a ginturn tagt of a sample submitted show* the wheat » contain M mt emt of glnten content, this lag *bo*c the are«*«», accord mm t iBfomation. Mr, üdl» ,.wm mm & an «f ty* f » a = News of Montana Brief Note* Conoemlnf the Treasure State Suicides on Court House Lawn.—& H. Hurkswortb, aged 82, of jSAy, Minn., fearful of becoming a burden upon friends, drank lyeol and died on the court house lawn at Billings. He was discovered upon the dawn In a dying condition by pasaersby and rushed to a hospital without avail. A note to the Billings K. of P. requested that bis body be sent to Deer Lodge for Inter ment by the side of his wife. The re quest was granted. Little or nothing Tvatrieö rnetf of the man's antecedents. Veterinarian« on the Alert.—A close watch Is being kept all over the state by state, veterinarians as the result of the outbreak of the foot and mouth disease In California. The disease has never become prevalent In Montana and will not If the stock doctors can help It. In 1010 a train load of eastern cattle were stopped at Miles City, It Is recalled by stockmen, and state vet erlnnrlans killed more than 800 bead of the stock. That Is the only time the disease occurred to any extent In Mon Janitor "Gassed" Teacher.—When a Butte manual training teacher desired to give his pupils a little extra In-1 struction on Saturdays the janitor oh Jected. The Janitor lighted smudge lamps and "gassed" the teacher and I pupils out of the class room. Next 1 week the pupils "lifted" and blcF the | tana. lamps and the altercation was brought !o the attention trf'The school board. The board ruled that the teacher could use the class room. | J Beards Lion In Den.— r Fred Oondy. of (he Dearborn country, caught n mountain lion In a small game trap, recently. The lion, measuring over eight feet In length, tore loose and made Its den «Irngglng the trap. Gond.v followed, and afler trying every way known to him to drive the animal oOt, finally entered the d«*n and shot It In the head as It crouched to spring at him. Interesting Comparison In Values.— A Sidney farmer recently brought to Sidney a truck load of wheat and two | cans of cream. Comparison of the checks received for the wheat and the cream showed that the cream check was just a few dollars short of the wheat check. It took a year to raise the wheat and about ten days to accu mulate the cream. Child Crushed to Dec/.h the four-year-old child of Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Evje, of Hyslinm, was crushed to death when platforms, piled to moke room for a card party Ini a Hysharo lodge room, toppled over onto him while the party whs at its height The boy was playing with other children when the accident occurred. RUhard, Officer« Thwart California Trip. ,ois Manch own* 16 years old. of Bll lings, started to bum her way.to Call fornla and got ns far ns Helena before she was apprehended by officials. She Is being detained at Crlttenton home pending notion of Yellowstone author It lea to commit her to the state girls r detention school. ■a*a****s*s***èfea*n**u** a* **•■«' !««•••••••••••••••• Over the Great Divide Piemen it lertv T*«re Me. ep men. whe he*e come te the ee4 e( the tnii , HOLDEN—Reuben J. Holden, pioneer resident of the Bitter Root, who came to Montana via river steam er to Ft. Benton In the early eighties, died at the family home In Long Beach, California, to which place he and his family moved abmit a year ago. ASHBAUGH—Mrs. Elizabeth Mor ton Ashbaugh, 91 years of age, died at her home In D!ll«>n, after 51 years of activ e li fe I n Beaverhe ad co unty. REEVES—Joseph J. Reeves, for several years as s e sso r of Gallatin county, who crossed the plains by way of the Lander cut-off and first located In Virginia City In 1864, died at a hos pital In Los Angelei. DUANE—Patrick Duane, 89 years of age. hero of the Crimean war, sol dier of fortune, trail blazer and pi oneer who located at Virginia City In 1865, later moving to Anaconda, died In the Deer Lodge county home for the aged of which he had been a resi dent for a number of years. RÏECHMAN— Mrs. H. J. Rlechman. who came to Livingston ahead •' the railroad by ox team and lived there until a few years ago, died qt the home of relatives In Jullaetta, Idaho. LEMONS—Mrs. Margaret J. B. Lemons. sgbd 9-1. who, with her hus band located In the Gallatin, near Salesvllle, in 1889. died St the home of her «laughter. Mrs. W. P. Todd. De ceased Is survived by 36 grand-children and 61 great grand children. TERMINAL MARKET PRICES Quotations of Interest to Montanans Week Ending March S, Minneapolis Grain: Wheat—(Mon Mirawttijsa&Jtttjge Hurd Winter. lath) *2.56, Chicago Livestock : Cattle — Top 112.09, average. *10.09; Hogs, top, 17.40; Sheep, tat lambs, top. *16.78; earn*. » 10 . 00 . Boston Wool, territorial choice, *1.42 New York Metals : «aver, 84 eta. oa. ; Copper, 1* ; Zlac, *6.76 BULKS BEET GROWERS ACCEPT 1924 CONTRACT Conference, With Commercial Club as Mediator, Results in a Satis factory Adjustment : - The beet growers of the Billings dis trict, the Great Western Sugar com pany and the Hillings Commercial club Joined hands In a movement which resulted in the sugar company agree ing to eliminate the limited liability clause from the 1024 contract and as sures that between 25,000 and 27,000 acres of sugar beets will be planted In the Bi llings district this year. The announcement of the sugar company that the clause would be eliminated was the big event of the year In beet growing circles. The concession was made after the Billings .Commercial club had espoused the cause of the beet growes and through Its board of trusses had sent a special committee to wait upon the sugar company. The clause complained of is that waiving liability of either to the I contract In case non-fulfillment of its j I terms If due to strikes, fires or accl «lents. Owing to the presence of that 1 clause. the 400 members pf the newly formed beet growers association had declined to accept the contract and I there existed at one time a serious I possibility that, us a result of the con froversy, there would be a large de- 1 crease In the beet acreage for 1024 ln- 1 stead of an Increase as has been an-1 tlclpated. -— GASSER COMES IN NEAR BROADVIEW, STILLWATER CO. A flow of gas, estimated at between 10.000.000 and 12,000,000 cubic feet per «lay, has been struck at the Murray No. 3 well on the Broadview dome, seven miles south of that place and 42 mile« northwest of Billings. The gas Is said to he of au extremely wet char ncter.jwllh a very high gasoline con tent. The (low was struck In the first frontier sands at a depth of 1.460 feet. The «Irlll had nor-penetrated more than a foot Into the sand before the gas was struck. It 1» the Intention of the company to ense off the gas, Using It for commercial purposes and continue drilling, as a slight spray of oil was at first noted In the gas which Is | coming from the well, J Range, reports that a calf was born there last week that proved a real freak. It had two perfectly formed heads, with four -ears, four eyes, two mouths, and so on, the two inner ears being about two inches apart. Unfor tunately no one was around when the calf was dropped, and later, when it was found, life was extinc t . The s kin will be preserved. Two-Headed Calf A. E. Tfapp, a reslcl«*nt of Grass Want Montana Seed Corn Inquiries for'thouaamls of pounds of 1 Montana seed corn are being received by County Agent Yerrlngton of Custer] county. The Saskatchewan Corn Grow ers association of Swift Current, Saak.. I« Interested In a large quantity. One county agent In Wyoming wants 4,000 pounds of Minnesota 18, while another agent In that state wants a large amount of the same. About three In quiries a day are being received. First in 20 Year« Under Instructions from Judge John W. Tattan, the first grand Jury to con vene in jChoteau county In 20 years began Its Investigations a few days I ago. It Is understood that the Inquiry will he devoted mainly to the brfnks that have been closed In the county, to ascertain If there have been any violations of the state banking laws. Big Prize List for Corn Show In efforts to make the second an nual north central corn show the larg est of Its kind In the stale, the agricul tural and farm bureau committee of xlre Grear Fans neommercrat ctntr has set |6,000 as the goal of Its premium list. Of this amount $1,750 has al ready been raised. Some date early In November will be set aside for the «how. ± Boy Burns to Death Playing with matches cost the life of Joseph McAuley, aged 7 years, of Bntte. Hts mother was In another room when she heard the child scream and rushed In to find him enveloped la flames. A box that had contained safety matches was lying on the floor near where he had beea^playing. Dies in Wagon With his pipe «till In his hand, Tom Harmon was found dead In one one of the wagons of the Harvest Sheep com pany near Cokedale. was 65 years old had been In the em ploy of the company since 1901 and had resided In the county for several years previous to that time. Harmon who Build Up Library A number of donations have recent ly been re ce iv e d hy the F rom b e rp h* brary from friends in different parts of the stmt*. Several article* of furni ture have also been given. About 50 book « are being tak ~ Two Children Suffocated Kinsey, aged 4, and Elate, aged 3, children of Mr. and Mrs. Fred San ford of Helena, were suffocated In a Ore la tbejr apartment The parents had gone out for » moment and the children, it la thought set a bad afire = - — » Make this a Fordson Year Have dependable Fordson Power ready when the fields are first ready for breaking. Through all the year, use its steady, versa tile power for bigger profits on every farm_ task that requires power. To be sure of this, however, we must have your order now. Spring with its peak load of Fordson buying orders is almost here. Don't wait. Order today. Make this a , Fordson year. « m A a % t? ? -1 i Detroit, Michigan % ». [H 533F \ NATIVE PLUM BEST ADAPTED FOR STATE laally Started It Thrive« Under Great Variety of Soil and Cli matical Conditions The native plum Is recommended ns one of the best adapted fruit* for Mon tana, particularly that part of the state east of the mountains. It Is com paratlvely easy to get the native plum trees started, they thrive under a great variety of soil conditions and wlth stand the cold winters, been one decided drawback to the growing of plums on the farms of Mon tana, namely their suceptlbllity to the disease known us plum pocket which renders the fruit Inedible. Just about There has the time the growing of plum trees was becoming an established practice in many parts of the state, this disease appeared, with the result that the growing of plums was practically brought to a .standstill. Many trees were dug up and entire orchards de stroye«! because of this trouble. Now the Montana Experiment Sta tion advises that a method of control has been worked out for the plum IH>cbet which will again make the growing of plnms possible. The con trol measure consists simply of a thorough spraying of the plum tree Just before the flower buds start to show pink In the spring with a solu tle«--of -Mtf-buHod- lime-sulphur. Cir cular 77 IssiuhI hy the Montana Ex periment Station. Bozeman, Montana, describes the disease fully and ex plains the treatment for control. The circular may be had for the asking. Many Steps In Making Pie In connection with the Kitchen Contests" being carried on by home demonstration agents in various counties of the state under the direc tion of the Home Economics Depart ment of the Montana Extension Ser vice. It was found that one farm wife walked one-quarter of a mile to make a lemon pie. Usually the men are en Better thusiastic supporters of any effort to make the kitchen more convenient for the house wife bat one man was found who objected on the ground that It was the place where he had courted hi* wife and therefore wished It un changed. Captive Animals Fretful ■.,« Some wild animals are so fretfal in captivity that their lives are shortened materially. This is true of foxes and monkey s. Elephants and snakes do not seem to suffer much from captiv ity, but are strongly inclined to long live* In any environment. The mor zoo logical parks I« very high. — The Ananias Club "NaT said his wife firmly, "even If the Smiths have bought a new ear are are net going to buy one until are, have saved up the money for It and have enough la bank to buy gas and keep it In repair " TENDENCY OF CELERY TO ~ SEED DUE TO TEMPERATURE From tests carried on hy the Mon tana Experiment Station It would air pear that the tendency of celery plants to turn to seed is brought on hy too low temperatures, either In the green house, hotbed or In the field. In greenhouse experiments fhere the tem perature was maintained between 66 and 75 degrees there was no swung; between 55 and 65 degrees, three per cent of the plants went to seed; and where temperatures were allowed to go below 50 degrees a great majority of the plants went to seed. It appears then that one of the essentials of suc cessful celery growing Is a hot bed or a greenhouse where temperatures can be controlled. Plants must be kept under these controlled temperature conditions until all danger from frosts Is past. Long hardening periods In cold frames are likewise undesirable because of the possibility of too low teiniK-ratures. White plnme was the variety that gave best results In the Experiment Station tests at Bozeman. Test Corn and Clover Seed Hove germination tests made of your corn and sweet clover seed, ad vises H. L. Lantz, county agent of Phillips county. In pointing out the difference In see«l corn properly kept during (he winter and that which was neglected as shown by tests in his 'All rack county Mr. Lantz says: dried seed corn Is testing from 98 to 100 per cent while seed selected from the crib or in shocks Is testing from 80 to 05 per cent/' He explained that seed which produces à löö per cent yield Is worth from $10 to $30 per bushel assuming that one bushel will plant ten acres of corn. In nrglng the testing and planting of sweet clover seed Mr. Laintz says: seed with a 20 per cent germination is selling for eight cents a pound, good sea rifled seed with a 100 per cent ger mination Is worth 40 cents a pound. Pure seed of good breeding will out yleld the average mixtures enough to pay for the good seed several times." T , . „ t . „ , In pointing out that when lime is 'If sweet clover Lime Needed in Human Diet from an animal stops growing. Martha Mae Hunter, nutrition specialist for the Montana Extension Service calls, at tention to an equal jieed for lime in the human diet The common Amerl can foods, meat, white bread and po ta tore is deficient In lime says Miss Hnnter. The necessary lime may be supplied through the liberal use of such foods as milk (a quart of milk contains more lime than a quart of concentrated lime water.), milk prod uce» (except butter), eggs, whole grains, sorghum or enne molasses, nuts, green vegetables and certain fruits such as prunes, raisins, oranges and raspberries. If tree* are Injured by small rodents eating thd berk Just above the ground, tar paper wrapped around the trunk, covering the place of possible damage, will he found effective in reducing much of the Injury. Protects Trees from Rodents STATE EXPERTS GIVE Table Shows Number of Weeks Plants Should be Kept In Hotbeds j The following table gives some Idea I of when different vegetables should be seeded In the hotbed. Those In the hardy list may bfe set out when the soil has warmed np but before all dan ger of frost has passed. The tender plants should not be set out until dan ger of frost is over. The table gives the length of time plants remain in hotbed. Figures are but approxima tions as seed and conditions under which they are grown are the deciding factors. Hardy Plants Onions Beets 9 weeks .5- 6 Head lettuce_ Early cabbage _ , -5- 6 .5- 6 cauliflower Kohl-rabbl _ Summer cabbage_ Tender Plants -5- 6 .5- 6 6 Tomatoes _ Peppers _ Eggplant _ Muskmelon . Cucumbers . Lima beans _ Sweet corn . Late cabbage .8-10 weeks .10 .10 8 3 3 3 T Ventilation Dairy Barns Essential The water which passes from the biidy of a dairy cow through the pores of the akin cannot be seen and yet It Is estimated that an ordinary cow will give off about ten pounds of water a dqy through her skin and lungs. Such secretion is normal and necessary to a healthy cow and when it ceases the health of the animal Is endangered. The secretion takes place easily and naturally when the air is fresh and not laden with moisture particles. For this reason good ventilation In the cow barn is of the utmost importance. In a closed unventllated barn the air soon becomes saturated with moisture a8 » evidenced bv the collection of drops of water on walls and windows. when the air becomes saturated with moisture, secretion does not take place properly and this and accompanying causes brings on colds and various all ments of greater qr less seriousness, Ventilation Is necessary. Watch for Poor Dairy Stock A survey made by a dairymen's or ganization In one of the middle west ern states brings out the startling dis closure that of the 50,000 head of ' dairy cattle brought Into the state dur ing the past two years at a cost of approximately *5,000.000. the great me Jority were Inferior dairy stock which more experienced breeders had culled out of their herds. The report of their findings further adds: "We know that carload after cartoad of so called dairy cattle have been sold to fanners which have been bought on the cuttcr-canner martasts of the Chicago. South sal Paul *•»* kohl* cattle markets."