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PRISON SHADOW
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»
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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.
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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.
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Over the Great Divide
Piemen it lertv T*«re Me. ep men.
whe he*e come te the ee4 e( the tnii
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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."
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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
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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."

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