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Proposal to Adjourn Juno 7 May
Opposed Unless Relief
Measures Passed
The McNsry-Haugen bill will be
sidetracked for at least three day* this
week for other legation, including
action on the tax revision report and
the nsval conetructldD bill. 1
Defeat of the measure would throw
the who»« farm relief situation la the
Should the McNary-Haegen hill
fall, the farm Woes to the house and
agnate will make a streraous effort
to hare some other form of relief 1er ,
latlon enacted at the last miaute, or
falling In that will mow the preheat I
plan tor adjearnmeot next month.
urging tost sad a recess aver tie period j
Washington.—Farm relief and rail
road legislation are the only stumbling
blocks to the plans of party leaders to
adjourn this session of congress be
fore June 7.
J The whole Mane centers now around
the McXary-Hanghen agricultural bill
and the Howell-Barkley proposal to
abolish the railroad labor board. Con
st de ration of both has been begun to
thé house and the senate la awaiting
action there.
air.
JAPANESE FAT TRIBUTE
TO AMERICAN FLYERS
TtkSm .—The Assert ra n army amend J |
Itowm B >«v after a bosy mend of |
to Tokio Earing which
mefc praise for their ae- [
the PariOc,
to« May 25 tor Caaunrignare with
that they would he glad
hock to work" to preparation
at their flight,
and American of
XL Their planes were left at Kan-1
An elaborate Japanese banquet
toe famous Maple dub, at which Lieut.
Gen. Taablmltm, chairman of the Joint
my and. navy reception committee,
aras hoet concluded Tokio** program
of entertainment. Officers of high
rank in the army and navy were pres
ent, as were also members of the staff
J s toitE te imytag tributes to the
after tMr arrival here from
where they landed May
of the United States embassy.
General Yashimltsu congratulated
the aviators on the sur res« of their
flight thus far. American ambassador
Woods alto «poke.
The flyers were received by Prince
• Kunl, honorary president of the Im
perial aviation society. The prince
congratulated the Americans on behalf
of the Imperial family.
Wood Spending Lavishly
London._Lieutenant Osborne Wood,
of Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood, la
tering the visitors at Monte Carlo a
thrill, according to a dispatch.
The atory asserts that Lieutenant
Wood, who recently resigned from the
United States army, is spending lavish
ly the money he made In Wall street.
Lieut. Wood, the dispatch declares,
came to Monte Carlo with a Chinese
servant, who acted as body guard and
accompanied him wherever he went.
The Chinese always carried a large bag
filled with thousand-franc notes, and
whenever Lieutenant Wood desired to
spend money, which Was frequently.
me servant would open the bag and
produce the cash required.
Tea oh Eskimo Boys on Ship
Jnneau—The steamer Boxer, of the
UP 1 ted States bureau of education,
was here recently preparing to go
south after her first season of service
aa a floating Industrial school.
Throughout the winter the Boxer car
ried 19 students, Eskimo lads who had
distinguished themselves In-the seventh 1
and eighth grades of the government
schools near their homes.
The young Eskimos were taught
navigation, gas engineering and radio
telegraphy.
Unfermented Wine# For Synagogue
Denver, Colo.—Unfermcnted wines
will be used to a Denver Orthodox
aynagouge to the future, and a rule
prohibiting the use of fermented wine
will be promulgated, according to an
nouncement by Rabbi C. H. Kauvar of
Beth Ha Midrash Hagodal.
Rabbi Ksuver's announcement fol
lowed closely that of Dr. W. S. Fried
man, pastor of Temple Emmanuel, a
reformed Jewish church.
Free State Ratifias First Pact
Geneva. — The Irish Free State,
which was elected a member of the
League of Nations last September, has
Just ratified Its first league convention.
Michael McWhlte. the permanent Irish
representative here, has Informed the
secretariat that the Dublin government
has officially approved the treaty for
the suppression of the traffic In ob
scene publications.
School Malden* Protest Dross Rules
— Racramento. Calif.—California high
sttboo) girl* have threatened to in
voke the referendum to give them
"freedom to dress."
Secretary of State Frank C. Jordan
has rereived request* from a number
of Los Angeles girls.' asking If the
wato not be wed hy them tp obtain
a ruling «emitOag th«» to dram aa
: V
-, iff*, ■■
uniform
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MOISIS URGE
PEACE CRUSADE
WANT MEETING OR NATIONS TO
FURTHER REDUCE EXIST
ING ARMAMENTS
Springfield, Mas*.—The election of
five bishops of the Methodist Episcopal
J «hurt* *«» completed at the quad
rennte! inference. May 23. after five
*7- .«* balloting. The Rev. Wallace
* Brown, of Syracuse. X. T.. the only
P* 8Tor fo advance to the episcopal
office, was chosen on the fourteenth
ballot. The other four chosen to fill
vacancies on the board of bishops ere
by death or retirement were:
Dr*. George A. Miller, of Panama City,
ropenntendent of the Central Amerl
mission: Titus Lowe, secretary of)
the board of foreign missions. New
Fork City: George R. Gross, president
of De Panw university, and Benton T.
Bradley, executive secretary of the
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FIVE NEW BISHOPS ELECTED
Quadrennial Conference at Spring
field Elevates Five Men to
Epiecooate
centenary movement to India,
special committee of 18 appointed to j
frame the church's attitude toward I
war reported to the conference a pro
gram for an extensive peace campaign.
t suggested the calling of an ineterna-1
tloaal church conference on the evil
f president Coolldge to
call a conference of nations for drastic I
armament reduction and to
f America to lead to a crusade for world
peace.
VOLCANIC ERUPTION 18
MENACE SAYS VOLCANOLOGIST
Hilo, T. H.—Despite the present ap
P*™ 1 * quietness of Kllanea volcano,
Roy Finch, the volcanologist, believes
I that * nmjor explosion may occur at
an 7 moment. The region he considers
*• dangerous as ever.
T wo dust column* were thrown up
4- 000 fret 8 and 9 o'clock May 23,
but thera wa * no ejection of rocks.
There have been 48 earthquakes In
| last 18 hours, but the volcano has
been quieter the last few days.
The earthquakes to the Pau district
I hava caused cracks In the earth 200p
| fp et wide, according to Oliver Emerso n
i other diseases are spreading alarming
ly throughout Russia. There Is an
scute shortage of quinine and other
essential drugs end the authorities are
the volcanologist.
Diseases Spread In Rusais
Leningrad, Russia. — Malaria and
Ending It difficult to combat epl
{ dwD, c«- According to a report present
N the Epldemlcologlcal congress
here there were more than 6,000,000
c * ie * °* ma,erl a In Russia last year ;
a,BO S®* 000 f** 88 of *P«tted typhus,
of recurrent typhus, and 50,000
I ° r acnrT y- Th * large stocks of quinine
and ®tber drugs left by the American
( ^ administration on Its withdrawal
haTe ***** «bauated and the Russian
•* nltar 7 officials are forced to make
| Bew Purchases abroad. j
• •
I Harriot Confers With Polnoare j
Paris.—M. Herrlot. leader of the
radical party and potential premier In
| the naw French government, was re
celved by Premier Poincare in con
ference, May 28. In a two-hour talk
w,th the P ram, w. M, Herrlot was glv- j
en a general view of how the current
affa,rs of the French government
8tood and an ldan the responslblll
t,a8 be will assume If he becomes pro- I
mler.- - -1
The outgoing premier and his prob- (
ab,e 8 w«•® ^ ' 880 ^■ dlrtussed many Impor
tant questions including the Dawes
reparations plan and Frances relations |
Chinese Bandit* Kill American
Peking. China.—The reported mnr-1
der by bandits near Nan gw a Fukien
provlnce. of Jay Dlnsmore, an Amerl
can lumberman of Seattle, has been
called to the attention of the foreign
office by the American legation.
Dlnsmore. If Is reported, was shot hy
I bandits and died two days later. His
bodv was taken t0 Foo Chow. Klangsl
I
I
A Briton named McKay, who was
captured, is still In the hands of the
outlaws. •• — . .
Beet Sugar Makars In Meeting
Minneapolis, Minn.—Beet sugar man
ufacturers from the west and centra)
west states will attend the annua)
meeting of the United States Beet
Sugar Manufacturers association to be
held here June 5 to 8.
Localities in which sugar beets are
grown and refined. Minnesota. Michi
gan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska,
Colorado, Utah. Idaho, Montana and
California, will be represented.
Get* information on Teapot Demo
Washington.—Turning - Etede tern
porartly from the examination of wit
nesses relating to corruption chargea
the special federal oil grand Jury has
received some technical Information
regarding the Teapot Dome.
A W. Ambrose and F. B. Tough of
the Interior department were quew
Boned and the Jury then adjourned.
The tot of wltn
exhausted and if the prompt attend
ance of some of those sought can be
»reared the inquiry probably win be
to aow fairly well
concluded *oon.
SEGBETKBnSSETOI
COMMITTEE MEIK
Witnesses Tall of ActlvEtloo of Do
pa riment of Justice
Agents
Washington.—The senate Daugherty
committee has been told that repre
sentatives of the department of Jus
tice not only had sought to "framd
Senator Wheeler," Its prosecutor, but
had spied on Its members and its wit
nesses and had spirited away the fa
mous diaries of Gaston B. Means,
working with It as an Investigator.
One of the witnesses was W. O.
Duckstein, who said he knew about
the "'bole proceeding because his wife
J« '»«j ®f e " tofthe
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A description of ex.enslve detective
operations conducted hy the depart
m <'nt of Justice with regard to Gaston
B. Means was given the committee by
P. Burras, a special agent of the
department.
Çuckateln. whose wife is a secret
a *ent °* ibe department, and anthoi
ot th e famous ''Mary'' message that
fl » npw1 ln fhe oil > n 0nlry, then fold the
committee that a "crew of operatives,''
men « n <J women, led by Walter Pettit
and a man named O'Brien and clalm
,n * t0 work under direction of Hiram
Todd, "pedal assistant to Mr
Daugherty, had been used to spy on
committee members and witnesses. He
Glared Pettit and O'Brien said they
" wer< * «oing to railroad Gaston Mean*
t0 th * penitentiary." and "frame 8en
ator Wheeler," the committee prose
cutor.
SHIPPING BOARD SPENDS BIO
SUM TO BREAK STRIKE
Washington.—Investigation of the
Shipowners' association and the Pa
. rifle American Steamship association,
on the Pacific coast, for "possible vto
latlon of the Sherman law," Is under
way, Thomas F. Rice, special assistant
to the attorney general, testified be
fore the house shipping board Investi
gating committee,
Rice testified he had received In
formation that the shipping board had
spent $160,000 to break a strike In
| 1919 on the Pacific coast by "opening
| up opposition employment offices and
| ers to the expenses of these agencies.
Although no direct Information had
contributing Jointly with private own
| shown money to combat the st rike was
| tlons from Washington."
authorized from Washington, the wit
ness said, his Impression was that dls
buseraents were made by the .district
I manager at San Francisco on instruc
Oppose Farm Relief Bill
Washington.—The McNary-Hangen
farm relief bill now before the house
was opposed as "hopeless of adminis
tratlon and futile as an aid to the
farmer" in a circular sent to members
of the house by the Chamber of Corn
merce of the United States.
| The circular, signed bÿ Eliot H.
Goodwin, resident vice president of
the chamber, attacks the bill as a
price fixing scheme "which would 1m
mediately bring to a halt all enter
prise* related to the particular com
modify bought and aold by the gov
ernment."
"With a government agency which
fixes the price* citizens cannot com
pete," It was said. "Even co-operative
enterprises of producers would have to
cease operating, as to fact some of
ihem have already recognized by vot
Ing to dissolve. If the bill Is enacted "
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snd civil ceremonies of solemn splen
dor, Italy's Unknown So ldie r w as la id
to bis final resting place May 22. under
Italy's Unknown Laid to Rest
Rome. — With Impressive military
the altar In the center of the Victor
Emmanuel monument. The sound of
military drums and mournful music
from the vestibule of the monument
where It had been placed temporarily
1«** December to permit completion of
the entire monument. Borne by rep
resentatlves of every branch of the
service the coffin was carried to its
| Anal resting place,
Rebels Burn Bridgoa
Nogales, Arlz.—Rumors of minor
revolutionary movements In northern
Senora are current, coincident with
reports of the burning of three railroad
bridges between Nogales, Sonora and
Cananea.
The fires were of Incendiary origin,
according to railroad officials, who
have annulled trains to Cananea until
new bridges are constructed.
Big Dirigible Flies Again
Lakehurst, N. J.—The big dirigible
Shenandoah, pride of the United
States navy. May 22 successfully com
pleted Its first test flight since Jann
arv 16. when the big ship was torn
loose from its mooring mast here dur
ing a violent storm.
Exhume Body for Identification
Sioux Palls, »8, D^—Doctors and
field representatives of the T T n't<-<t
States veterans' bureau were on their
way to Minneapolis. May 22 with
measurements of the remains of a
war veteran buried aa Arthur Frazier
at Niobrara. Neb. The measurements
will be submitted at once to archaeolo
gists at the University of Minnesota
who will he asked to deduce whether
the body burled la that of an Indian.
If It hi not, the body cannot be that of
Frazier. Indian World war veteran,
whoa* Manda totest hois alive.
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Increase Rarest Output— B T. Per
ruson, forest supervisor of the Bear
fOO til n i tiftnSÎ frtrajf s I— » _ . »
* s*»« avast luruu, it m tne Bull*
water district where he will be _
gaged In the administrative work of
checking up timber sales, for the pest
year, and the outlook for 1924 sales.
Thirty-five million two hundred thou
sand feet of timber was cut from the
national forests In District 1 In the
first quarter of 1024, according to a
report Issued by the forest service at
Missoula. During the same period in
1923 the cut was 21.615,000 fact. The
Increase for 1024 is about 70 per cent.
The amount of the timber cut In the
first quarter la $83.748.74, amounting
to about $2.75 per 1,000 feet. Of the
total of 847 commercial sales of tim
ber made In 1923 from the 24 national
forests of Montana and northern Idaho,
759 were under $100 In value. This
means, federal foresters say, that the
national forests are fulfilling an Im
mediate purpose of contributing to the
Industry and development of the small
er communities adjacent to the na
tional forests.
Cayuees a Problem—What la to be
done to rid Montana's ranges of the
ca.vuses, estimated to number a half
million, that are depleting the forage
and which serve no useful purpose!
This is a question that B. A. Phillips,
secretary of the state livestock asso
ciation, is attempting to find the an
swer for, with the co-operation of the
livestock men who appointed a com
mittee at the recent convention at
Dillon to work on the problem. The
automobile baa destroyed whatever
market there for the
en
900-pound range pony, Secretary Phil
lips declares, and month by month
their numbers are Increasing on the
range until the public pastures are
overran with them and the problem
has become a serious one. Secretary
Phillips states that livestock men esti
mate that one range horse consumes
or destroys twice as much range as
cow, so If the worthless wild horse
could be driven out of Montana, he
declares, additional range would be
supplied for approximately a mllllop
cattle.
Coal Industry Grows.—Coal mining
Is rapidly becoming one of the most
Important Industries In northern Mon
tana. Large coal areas are extensively
scattered through all of the upper Milk
River valley, and It la said there is
almost an Inexhaustible supply. There
are several coal mines operating both
north and south of Chinook, hut the
most largely developed Is the Milk
River coal mine, two and one-half
mtlee from Chinook. The mine has
been tunneled over a half mile, and
the coal Is being taken out below the
100-foot surface. Already $054)00 has
been expended In developing the mine,
and It is expected It will be more high
ly developed the coming year.
Gold Strike at Basin.—What many
beljeve to be the greatest gold strike
of recent years was made In the Katie
mine of the Jib Consolidated company
at Basin. The strike was made on tha
400-foot level, while the high grade
vein Is four feet In width. Streaks of
several Inches are Interspersed
throughout the ledge that will assay
better, than $200.000 a ton. One sack
of ore taken by Manager O. H. Brln
ton to his office weighed 10 pounds
snd was valued at $1.000. In the
opinion of Mr. Brinton, the strike Is a
continuation of the old vein that In
Montana's territorial davs ranked tha
Katie with the Cable. Drum Lu ram on
and other famous gold mines.
Mountain Uon Killed.—The hide of
so enormous mountain Uon that waa
bagged by Richard Johnson of Fish
creak ha» hoen on display at Missoula.
The animal, which measured nine feat
■me Inch from tip to tip. was killed by
Mr. Johnson at the head of Petty
;reek, it Is reported. The animal had
•»een killing deer In that section and
Mr. Johnson started out after him.
■fl
His dog treed the animal after a long
thase. and Mr. Johnson shot him with
in* difficulty.
Bleeping Bleknece Case. — H. A
Mlneeu. a Milwaukee hrakeman. Is
seriously III at Holv Rosary hospital at
Miles City, suffering from sleeping
sickness. The cause of the aliment
ms not been determined by physicians.
QUOTATIONS OF INTEREST TO
MONTANANS.
Week Ending May 24.
Mlnneapoli Grain Prices
{Station hosts at points in Montana
to king a S9^c freight rate.
Wheat No. p 1 dark northern. 97c;
No. 1 northern, 98c; dark hard winter,
*6c; hard winter, 84c; corn. No. 2 yel
ow. 78V4c; flax. No. 1. $2.00.
v ChlcÄ go Livestock
Cattle., top. $11.40; average. $11.00;
logs. top. $7.50.; average, $7.90; sheep,
fiat clipped lambs. $14.75.
New York Metals
Bar sliver, ounce. 96Hc; copper, H>„
I2%c; lead, 7*c.
Work on Custer Highway. —Con
» traction work has been commenced on
he second section of the aeto Custer
Battlefield Hlway recently contracted
to the Pioneer Construction company
ff Baseman. This section of 17 mile*
«tends from the Cmrter battlefield to
Lodge Gras*, and to to be a gravel sur
Every effort te being
faced reed.
mt d* to eliminate railroad crossings,
aad toe new read will fallow the Bar
tagten track* for the entire distance
Whm this section to completed- 86
UKlg* Oreaa «Œ b* graveled reed
null HELPS HGHTERS
CHECK FOREST ARES
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Conflagration Is Qrsduaily »sing
Controlled Though Situation
Is Stitt Serious
Although the small showers that vis
ited Missoula and western Montana
recently, did not amount to a great
deal, they were Instrumental to help
ing foresters to control six dangerous
blazes In the Blackfeet forest, north
of that place, according to reports re
ceived there. i.
The rains have not, however, rellev
ed the serious situation which is con
fronting the forests to the northwest
and west. Several serious blazes still
•re burning.
The Grouse creek fire, 150 miles
northeast of Sandpoint, Idaho, which J
has covered more than 10.000 acres (
of federal and private lands, Is de- I
scribed as one of the worst conflagra
tlons that has occurred to years. The
blaze broke out on propertv belonging
to the Humblrd Logging company and
has destroyed 9,000 acres of their tlm- 1
her as well as 10,000 acres of govern
ment forest.
H. R. Flint, chief of fire protection,
who is on the scene, stated in a mes
sage to headquarters here, that there I
is little that,can be done for the time
being to stop the flames.
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OIL news!
treasure state actTvjtt f
BRIEFLY RECOUNTED
The Midwest Refining company bas
acquired more acreage on the Big Lake
structure of the Lake Basin, scene of
Montana's newest oil discovery, 80
miles northwest of Billings, when
drilling agreement lovllvtog 200 acres,
well up towards the top to sections IS
and 14, a mile and a half from Hepp
No. 1, was entered Into with F. G. Ost
land of Minneapolis, who secured the
lease some time ago from the Harrison
Operations at the Hepp well are held
up awaiting arrival of a new control
head. The control formerly Installed
was broken and a hurried call was sent
to other fields for another. The hole
Is st'SI full of water pumped In to kill
off gas pressure so as to render ce
menting of the six-inch casing more
Oil and Ges company.
easy. Rigging up for Moddrell No. 2,
a Mldwegt offset of the Hepp well, la
continuing rapidly.
Interest in the structure continue*
as keen as the first day the well was
brought In. New* arrivais at the boles
attest to Interest of other oil centers
In the discovery.
Tbe impetus given development In
the Kevln-Snnburst field In the last
few days by the completion of fl Se Foe
ter-Sweeney well near Sunburst, and
the Tan Meer well, was further stlmu
la ted when the Dakota-Montana No.
2 was drilled Into production. Excite
ment which began to grow with the
completion of the Sweeney well was
perceptibly increased when the Van
Meer well was brought in, but when
the Dakota-Montana began to hnri oil
over the crown block there followed
the greatest stir the field has known |
since the Kevin and Sunburst discov
eries store reported.
The _ Gas Products company has
brought in another gasser on the Beck
man farm on the outskirts of Baker.
Gas was struck at the depth of 800
feet making mis the shallowest gas
well in the Great Baker field. This
comes as somewhat of a surprise as
me well was drilled on the western
side of the anticline where It was sup
posed If gas was found at all, K would
be at a greater depth thsn where gas
has been found In the field. It plainly
proves as has been stated many times
by those to a position to know that
there are a great many surprises to
store when this srreat field is develop
I
ed. The Great Baker dome has never
turned out a dry hole yet although
mere have been abont 15 wells drilled
to date.
Rimini Mins Has Raying Ore
An assay received In Butte from th -
Lee Mountain, property at Rlmlnl
shows values totalling about $100 a
ton. The exact assay figures were
18.1, lead : 71 ounces In silver, $3.90 In
gold and 9.9 per cent arsenic. >
The property, which comprises 16
adjoining patented claims are con
trolled by C. W. Geddes of New York,
who Is at present at Rimini. The ore
received to Butte was encountered to
the main tunnel about 1.400 feet from
the portal and Is 600 feet below the
surface.
New School Building Planned
An election has been called by the
trustees of the Superior school die
trlct to vote on a bond of $20.000 to
erect a new auditorium and gymnaai
nm According to the plans It will
be of bride and will be erected near
the present school building.
Buckskin Mary Salto for I reden
Mr*. The*. Qlbeon of Havre, known
to the riding world as "Bockskin
Mary." rider of wild horaee and queen
of the rodeos has salted from New
Tori to company with a troupe of
cowboys, buckaroo* aad wild were
performers, for London to pnrtlelpate
to s wild west show to be held there
during the tetter pert of June.
to "Marie
'jtoteette Olbeoo" but as 'Rockakin
Mary" toe wOl appear on the bill aid
to
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Thursday, May 29, 1924.
ALLEGED BOOTLEGGER
SHOOTS UP COURT
Rices 11 Shots in Courtroom, Then
Turns Gun on Himself In
flicting Se ri ous Wound
_ John O'Leary, defendant In an al
leged bootlegging charge in federal
court, fired 12 shots is the crowded
courtrodm at Butte, May 21, when
called for sentence. Using two guns,
be appeared to shoot without any par
ticular aim. The first 11 shots went
wild. He used the twelfth on himself,
inflicting e wound to the head which
W,U P robab >7 P TOVe faf al.
Federal Officer Nick Bingham, who
wu 8lttln * clo8e to O'Leary, grappled
w,t h the gun-wlelder and It .waa after
8,ngham ha d floored him that O'Leary
* hf>t hlm *** lf ,n the head, the bullet
ent *rtng the back of the head and
* fractured skull,
" You feIk,W8 b*« 1 bett * r ™ove out,"
°' Lear 7 88 <d to those standing near
b,m before he began firing. Boms
ob *^ L Jud * e Chariea N. Pray re
ma ' n ^ seated and composed during
the shooting. Court waa adjourned foi
the day. .
O'Leary Is a native of Butte. Friends
claim financial reverses had unbaV
ancad bis mind recently. He Is griev
ance man for the Great Northern rail
way. His parents are to Los Angeles
Part of Lake Closed to Fishing
Considerable of the eastern section
of Georgetown lake will be closed t«
fishermen during the coming season
according to notices posted along the
lake by Deputy Game Warden Me
Oafferty. Thlp action was taken te
provide for propagation of suffi
I riant number of fish to keep George
j town hatchery working at capacity
| next season.
a j the deputy game warden, all of th*
I east shore of the lake, beginning at tr
posted notice west of the mouth of
Stuart Mill bay, also one-half mile
north and south of the month of Flint
creek and 800 feet off shore will be
| closed to followers of Izak Walton.
Neither will there be fishing In Stuart
I Mill creek or bay, or Mill creek, as
these waters are closed permanently,
| .' .■ —
having a spire and belfry added to the
I chnych, and the belfry will house ai>
historic bell.
According to the notices posted by
Historic Bell Hangs at Libby
The Libby Episcopal congregation I»
This bell was taken
j from a British man-of-war on Lake
Erte In 1812. It fell Into the family
of Archdeacon Hooker of Montana
aa <l Trfts used for several generations
*• a form bell on the old homestead in
| New York by the Hooker family,
Abouth two years ago a brother of
the archdeacon visited the old home
*tead and on leaving sent the bell to
the archdeacon to Montank with the
rennest that It be given to some Mon
tana church. Accordingly it was pro
** nted to the Libby church, which ha»
I «m« come into possession of a roll«
of considerable value and historic In
i
tb e big dam of the power plant at
Mllltown broke under the pressure ol
the river waters.
The break will In no way affect the
big power dam to the river, or the ser
vice of the Missoula Light A Water
company, it was said.
During th# high water seasons me
water In me river Is higher than the
discharge of the turbines and the data
was bnllt to wall out the river water
from the channel for me discharge
from the tnrblnea.
After the break occurred the gate»
of tt»e main dam were opened and
mere was a noticeable difference lt>
the height of the water above.
tereat
Dam Breaks At Mllltown
Damage estimated at $100,000 war
»«used when the diversion dam below
«
Modem Camp at Oser Lodge
Tourists visiting the Deer Lodge
^the"
j
camp will find many of comfort»
and conveniences had in their homes.
One of the new features added is a
telephone. To meet the needs of the
women travelers, electric Irons and
I standard size hoards were put In the
rest room. An antomohlle washing
machine has been set up near the river
bank. Travelers find on their arriva»
here, a grassy plot shaded with many
trees and bushes, on which to make
their camps. In addition there are
five brick cooking stoves, a large sup
ply of dry wood and plenty of hot and
cold water. ;.
Convicts Escape from Prison Farm
Equipped with a rifle, two pound»
of ammunition and 25 pounds of pro
visions. two convict* escaped early
May 20 from the state prison farm
at T ** r Lod * fc Both men were senr
,n * "«««' sentences for grand lan
8nd ha(1 b*® 11 ,n prison the same
,en * tb of tlme __
They are C. C. Mercer, sentenced 1»
W!baax <™ nt 7 *» fro® fonr to eight
years, and George Palmer, Yellowstone
county, four to eight years.
»
Driving Tunnel to Vein of Copper
to en effort to de v e l op the copper
belt at the Hootona-ldabo line th*
Richmond Consolidated company 1»
driving a tunnel near Adair. Montons,
which It la thought should top th* vein
1.800 feet below the surface. At pres
ent the tunnel te in more than 1.600
and It la expected to hit the vein
within tea days. »
The Richmond and other adjacent -
properties have been surface showing*
at
/
and in the event that th* veto has 4n
Monta na will have a new

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