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BELT, MONTANA, T»$B8|>AY. JULY 31. 1924.
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Volume thirty-one. nubmer seven.
Tat* r
An iihmediate revival of interest in
- Montana'* extensive iron deposits has
been an immediate effect observed
here of last week's order by the inter
' ^ state commerce commission abolishing,
the Pittsburgh plus system of com
pating carrying charges on steel and
steel products. Locally the commis
Sion's order is regarded generally'as a
removal of one of the greatest obsta
des that has heretofore prevented de
' velopment of the large iron deposits
in the Little Bek mountain« a short]
Accompanying the order, the com
mission submitted an extended review
of the steel industry the country over
as affected by the Pittsburgh plus sys
tem, and its comment concerning the
way in which the industry has been
retarded at all pieces except Pitts
burgh is held to apply especially to
# Briefly, the Pittsburgh plus
plan eliminated the matter of geogra
phy in determining frieght charges.
Steel produced in Montana for Seattle
serve* as an illustration. To Mon
tana steel was added the carrying
charge from Pittsburgh to this state,
the aggregate representing the Mon
price and making It possi
ble to transport steel from Pittsburgh
to Seattle and lay the eastern product
down there foY the *hme price real
ised by the Montana producer.
On the several oec
✓ distance wmt of Stanford.
m the last
decade when the ' Little Belt deposit*
have been t-oacérttod in reports of
' prospective development, an out*tend
tidlt atwhys has been toe
Pittsbuivh plus system. Prospecte
loir dtoeontinuance of Öhe system ary
claimed to have liad a bearii^f on re
cent renewals of rumors that the de
posits might be developed and since
the commission's order was issued re
ports have been received of stimulât
ed interest in negotiation« purported
to be under way
Widespread public interest id the
case was evidenced by toe action of
32 « ta tea in forming an association
known .as the "Associated Stetes Op
posing Pittsburgh Plus," Originally
toe proceedings were instituted on the
«•Hrtnn nf «-it- w„tprr Aunriatinn
of Rolled 8taH ConmoBm. fl» 2
Plttabimri, nin. were Atobama
irna Sarïto ilela™ Florida
Oaw. Idaho, Hin»» toduna,
states which took
Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine,
Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi,
Missouri Montera, Nebraska, Neva
da, New Mexico, North Dakota, Okla
homa, Oregon, Rhode Island, Sooth
Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Wis
ctamfB, and Wyoming The states of
^i«s<w Iowa, Minnesota and Wtocon
sin feted under special legislative au
thority and their attorney generals
participated in the owe.
The cease and desist order is direct
ed «gainst the United States Steel
corporation, the American Bridge
company, the American Sheet and
Tinplate company, the Carnegie Steel
company, the Illinois Steel company,
tiR Minnesota Steel company, mid the
Ten nes s ee Goal, Iron and Railroad
"Domination of the steel industry
by the United States Steel corporation
and it* ' subsidiaries is an accepted
fact," says the commission. "The eor
poration and it. subsidiary
« I ron o*t ml»«* and mestone
quarries, which reppty alt of
commodities, with coni, «re the fcwwBie
commodities ia steel making. They bl
own railroad and steamship Hues
which serve some or *1! of the
plants belonging to them located in 15
states. ^ - -T." -,
ration sod iMsbajtitocr
i*s produce about 50 per cent of tile
United State» and do *»■ a*
rating «myzm
^3* boek vaire ^r 'th»
tit# ■väfe*. i'irtiT~r>nwriirT-r n nr"
w m»c vwrpwnsn fc-yn mgfr
ne*« agg
•«aiéfo î
gregataa over $1.6««J»0J>00. and m
amhvided surplus aggregates
$500.000,000^1 U / - £ n ** s
f to W Mi
.* . .. j. .A ,|j
oUIOItlM tJBftBjf. >
«timûmfod Fjtiritapd
bars. *»d ..tifoi^sIrHF
Urtrt in ÎÉÉ mé IH
competition had been started in the
east and they have not returned to the
system there, as to those particular
"The respondents eliminated Pitts
burgh plus on plates, shapes and ban
in 1908 In the Birmingham section,
because the consumers refused to pay
it, and they have not returned to the
system in the immediate area around
Birmingham on those products. Pitts
burgh phu was abandoned during the
war and was put hack before the war
closed, upon the advice of Mr. Gary.
In none of these cases was a disturb
(Continued on page three)
Retail Merchants
Select Officers
R. R Porter, Merchant of Neihart, la
Selected for PreeMeat at
Local Gathering
Ray R. Porter of Nelhact was elect
ed president of the Retail Merchant*
association of Montana, Saturday af
ternoon at a meeting of the directors
held at the Park hotel. The meeting
was eèlléd for the purpose of electing
eueedasor to O. F. Tate of Cavükf
who has toft Montana and to now hi
butoneAs in Portland, Ore. Director«
*** r *** t l B 9 WePe W. h
Akma of Lirtngrton. first vice preai
8 * «* Drummond, *ee
1gv 8. Buwtard
*&WpH. seerut^ih, -gTir.'Rtoha^fef
Anaconda, Fred J, Pen» «nd BT. W.
£ h neTof Settle, former see
®* * Schnell of Seattle, former sec
«*«y « f ««octotion, now repre
***** th * insurance department;
J Armstrong, field representative and
J A. GUluly of Lewistown. represent
,n * thc Montons Trade Journal, offi
'> r ^ an of the "««ociation. were .1
-J- the ^ ^
directors went on record as be
*** ** favor of holding the next an
nual convention of the association at
«•<-» a«» P«t .( January,
^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
jounced toter. A plan of estebliahtag
sevCT » 1 kocÄl branches of the amoeba
«« *" «•»■a. ~ ufaM by**»
uch p l„ to ioclod. th.
maintenance of credit and coilectkm
bureaus as a basis of work which wiS
play an important part in the future
of the saaociatkm.
Reports read by the officers were
te to* effete that the aaaociaftkm to in
a healthy condition, and continuing to
to thrive. — Great Fall* Tribune.
Getty to Leaving Blase la
for Big
Henry W
a large sheep outfit near Neihart, was
arrested last Thursday for failing to
put out a camp fire tot the forest re
serve. He started a fire to warm his
hands and after hto fingers were
longer numb with cold he returned
hto camp wagen without the formaili
^ oat ^ ^ tt l8
c j uir|rM j 'fta, f fa was discovered s
fow mfoutes later by Ranger B. E.
Diefeenoon and extinguished Ranger
Dickenson •»
Weratnerer to hia
He was taken WCore Justice of
the Pbfce A. tr Taylor a t Neihart,
srhare*tw was fined 0&S and cost*,
amountiae to $2.60
m sa t
fupervtoor W B, Willey stated that
a rigid enforcement of all fire regu
In» Wiira-fci » ■. tijftiiÆei
and Ms mad crew have
[foe gredfog Of'the Wllhm
Rotte where they will
read* .Into first rire* l
foreh kmj-' c o n dit i on than they «r

the Jefferson forest
for tit« remaind
wwdd b<- rmw
.or id the seeaoa «nd arrests would be.
persons found violating
«reek roads
■A »
« m
Œoaüiinf Sylt
im of the west
Upon a quiet valley in the
There flows a silvery river tftÜ||s western sun caressed.
Where the bluebirds come ia
the trees
In the cottonwoods and i
breexe. • &
There lies the little town
ime and flock among
< > K
bending in the western
It among the mountains
And forms a picture on the toÉey in a setting wondrous
of blue above the moun
t's re.
Forms a picture with the
tain height.
Or with the moonlight shining !
I can see far down the valley l*i
The pastures of alfalfa wferifol
And there within the fields: tht
And just beyond the coal «Mall In the hills net
Through the canyon I can sag |jfo white and si ü
The road up through the fifoi
The rocks upon the hfiisiAe. tl
With Belt Butte in the dfetatt
I*d Wee to live Rf'fiMIt with f^|Highwood range in sight.
To live whey* I could
Where 1 could watch the people enm the bridge
Belt Creek,
Or lift my eyea to watch
And so if 1 were choosing g
My selection would be BaR
>n the hills so bright,
ings of a farmer's home,
hogs and cattle roam
fteked and fenced-in hay

ridge half |
a tall inverted cuv.
down hiS with all my
inlight play upon tht peak.
Its in which to livt -
the hues lot to give.
[S. Tod, BiÔing», Montana.

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°f Seit and ranchers on Cora creek,
» a .—««• ^ «- "««»
ination for representative in toe stete
togtolature. The Times intended to
vrtot a full-length portrait of our pop
ate »—«»I brt to «*» i
•»* «», thna I. no photom* rf
hfem extant, and the owners of
Harry Hamment, a member of the
fhrm of Hamment Brothers, merchants
area are disinclined to risk
hto vicinity.
He has lived in the neighborhood of
B*It for 80 years, has never been ar
rested for horse-stealing, is vary care
ful of patting hto brand on" stray
cattle, and can usually smite you into
buying a number 8 shoe when a six to
the largest sise yon ever before con
Before being a merchant he was a
rancher and now he to both. The tan
on hto face to so thick that you might
him of at least two-third*
blood, hot hto friends »wear
that he is white. -
Republican to something Harry ain't
nothing else but, and his loyalty to
the old party during times of stress
He tout never filed for office before
bat ell these years he had had a ban
kerlng to get bis name before the peo
pie and now he has
age to do ft.
I i elected Harry premises to do
something to alleviate the Farmer?
lot, to get $20 on the hoof for beef
cattle and enough for wheat so that
is- something of a speech-'diet
aad Mo eloquence will startle
the former can bare sugar and bacon
on the table three tinea a day.
Barren ta Henetan. the end of 1926
Will wit««** foe etrtu.1 rempktam of
foSus^Sri «99 of
««ritt lu trettfog »-fo*j
«tat». The sohdistriet nsanagwr say*.
¥4fê AfoilHHMttlM the ftaa! stag« 1
rebahfiflÂfoa-Wfil 1» Sfoeum* and
nmti ^foDuni 'tum have- a
tores <*r
iSm% WW 'tdhMtotad mm »re
to a report from the sob
district office of the U. & Veterans
W. P. Pilgeram, representative from
Cascade county last year h» the togto
latum, baa filed for re-nomination on
the d w oc ratic ticket.
Fag* time 4»» was much dissat
isfaction among hunters because Billy
engineered s law through the législa
ture Moating Cascade county for chick
en shooting for two years, but thto
see«» to have passed away
the lUi—ttsftod ones hare found a way
to shoot hto pot chickens, transport
them to Judith Basin county and re
turn in triumph, thus
ter -sheeting tor those who at first
were so deeply grieved.
Pilgeram nead not lew advene
votes from them.
Hia record on labor questions, on
problems affecting the interests of
eastern Cascade county were m con
formity with toe people's wishes. Thc
It bet
the staid memories of the house of
♦ fc— » *■ through hto button
icinariestoes of the former
would wake fats service« more value
ble to th* county than before,
Hto hmagi acquaintance, hto war
rccord and hto fraternal associations
assure him of a large vote.

representatives, but, if yon want to
see him hi action right, watch him
take a man aride, get a grapevine on
his leg,
hole and the other holding th* vic
forward so that no sound
H or pas* beyond tt and
you have a picture that "Gum Shoe"
]>>ntoH would envy.
Harry would get things done for our
benefit If anyone could end we pre
* fine vote for him *t the pri
m ij
.fflSBfoyed in their newly learned
professions and trade* and they
, alk** «flbre*. The trede «*00'
msmtsined at Hri«.*
ctota*lttmntad for m*b an taafith
tarifoetag né temgm foth
■ *4* --- j
Mis* Haarte» Bkc daughter at Mr
and Mre. rfoea » H .e «f Rirev.tle, took
- for fMenw Wedneeday
ah* wffî take tbr mdto. teaming
routfKNMÉ Peter', hoapttai.
Two tons of gold or«, valued a*
$18,000 to the ton, were included in a
shipment made to the East Helena
smelter from the Jib mine at Basin,
according to reporta received in Hel
ena. Another carload shipment ia said
to have brought returns of $50,000.
The Jib waa recently re-opened by
California people, after yean of idle
ness, and under development by the
new management is proving one of the
sensations of the mining world.
Edgar Hay Visits
From Far North
Reporta A Good Season at the Traps.
Gerry Still There. Will Hunt
Bear Thto Summer.
Edgar Hay arrived home laat week
from Fort Providence, Northwest Ter
ritory. where be and hto brother Gerry
«pem the past winter trapping
Edgar report, a r>*d **aon with ,,
the traps although be doe* not like'to |
have to pay a licence of $159 a season
The Hay brother« have a string of
cabin« 180 miles west of Providence ;
traow«« The oost winter was
ping to 48 degree» below eeco only
ones or twice, but when M get* cold
up north It remains cold until »prmg
•ernes. There are no Chinooks or
thaws. In th« fall fish are «aught
and hung up on racks to Ireesa with
no danger of their thawing out. White.
fox were scarce this year, as for some
unkhown reason they did not come so
far south, the fox catch reported by
the Hay. numbered about 80. They
also had numbers of mink, marten.
beaver, lynx, and muskrat.
n. rru « _ *1,.
„J?* * "d
country and will busy hlmeelf this
summer in hunting bear as toe bear
greare is an important article in their
domestic economy. *
The travel from the end of steel,
which is only 16« miles north of Ed
monton, is done by water and it will
be necessary for Edgar to start back
early in August in order to be back
with hto supplies in their camp before
ice comes. He will carry north a ton
of supplies on the Hudson »ay com
pany boats, In the winter fleur aad
sugar are $60.00 a sack, bacon and
ham from $100 to $1.6« a pound and
other articles in proportion. For tills
reason he finds it good business to
carry hi as large « stock as possible.
He sold his fur* to the Hudson Bay
company before leaving as h« fourni
their prices better than «be prices this
atok of, the line.
Upon his arrival at Providence he
hia brother will be confronted
the task of traasporting thto
bunch of supplies up stream by canoe,
Thto will require several trip«- 8«>n ]
after the freese-up their last trip to
Providence will be made and from that*
time on they will probably net sea
even an Indian until they come out
' _ . „ , ' ■ ' "Z' ' w__ Ill
R A Mack engineer ,n chxrgeof.^
construction of the new road fropi
Ricevilie tp thc heed of the taft M » )
canyon was in Great Fall* Thaieday;
, _ , - ...
from Monarch. Thto ptoce ^W*h
way I* being constructed by the
est service and Cascade county.
Work on the new rest* *j M not yet
been started, but the W«to wtl! he
August 1. By ita conarioction,
onehn , f .q u ^f,ion
* ^ ^ ^
y • -, .
On Wetteeedgy îFrsnik Heitef took
bts guoday • cho fU'
Vmtobr ranch wMfo
wrirer most.
aaà gtri* yori
? (M to the
fourteen boys

Cascade county's tax bill;.for 1984
will be smaller than that of the last
two years, according to the taUg o T
lor actual county administration and
operation completed Friday afternoon
by the county commission«»*. The
budget cells 1er a total of $380,480 for
all department* and funds of the
ty. County Clerk and Recorder John
E, Moran added that this doeo not fo
elude tht amount fo be collected tor
school and state purposes, Th» ten
tative levy for 1924:1985 jq.19 1-*
mills with ton hope of cutting it to IS
Mailla. . ^ .j*
This to a reduction «f three mills
from 1928-24 o i 14.60 mills, and of
6 86 mills from the levy of l$2$-28 of
um stills.
The $480,820 for county
is about on«-third of the %
which taxpayers in this fop
meet, as the school famU %ij|
more than that amount an
requirements will *<M to ft
In making up «he ;, badfo
mkaioaers took iHte'fontid
higher valuation granted-»on ^Mb
utilities and other péfirnty te« m
by' to» seato 'taMMdr*NHte«!il9fe
which raised the MMnmt at torn»
mi Ihi * - a- f , . n-> . ji i ifr vyt itiij.it àintfihtW&mii 'flXTiMIrSir
WrelCII vM Cölmy twmï NHRHIKMPHi
nweseary. As • result, the
vfjp ^
is applied as * **&* to Ö»
?.• ..
T 8 T. y i , 1. 7 ,7r T mThin'iili,
sn J**
Ar«m thto year 4«
: .
m qmmm
Imprevemett to,
repair* .......J
p,.,. A — '
Shop account ..
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dP** . ..
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^ J rlT£2 1
^ t jy, y«, j* f#SJiO0 while last
^ ,T" , 7, ^Xl Lwj#ZTI
year H was $84,641. Thc sinking-fund
<°T retirement of bond* to'HêW
$MMÛ last War. Tba
J*rim£rtTw£r T»
poyeots eww iwa
i vm
tm t

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family attended the Catholic pieink
a new residence is under constrw
tlon here The Montana-Dakota Kle- j
vstor company to building It for their
agent, Mr. Stresagurto. Hto wife and
daughter Will come to make their
home here as soon as it to completed. »
Mis« Irene Voss bf Great Falla to
heme on her vacation. 3
Herbert Barrington, who has bean
patient at the Columbus hospital,
his son, Louis, who was In HhP
f" *"■«"
h#VC r * CWCTed «■*
Mr. Babcock, division superintepdft
^ MonUM ^
Mise Mclyer at Great Fall*.
had been the" guest of Mtos Es*»
day. Miss Alto« Lea«« and Miss Qo»
aor wit! leave for Great Fafla to da p .
Little Arlene Gulden has been
gerously ill with convulsion* ;
• Mr. and Mrs- Alcide Fischer
Belt Sunday.
return hone»,«.
pany, was in toyra tearing tise
down sad assisting'
'gettfog ready to care «HL
||f ^ teduHy. The hoppsre have
ctemage to the «rein hgt
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