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Gathering to Take Place Detain
•r 16.—
Culmination of Two Year* t- _ r :
A cçll for a meeting of the members
of the hoards of education of the, 27
first and second class school district«
of Montana, to be held at Helena on
October 16, has been Issued by Robert
C. Eltlng, secretary of the Billings
school board. The conference has
been called for the purpose of organic
Ing a state association. f
Formation of such an association
has been under discussion for more
than two years. Recently letters were
sent to first and second class districts
with a vlew t to securing pledges of at
tendance for such a meeting Boards
Id the following cities and towns
pledged representation;
Billings. Belt, Butte. Chinook, Great
Falls. East Helena, Helens, 01»ndlve,
Cut Bank, Hardin, Conrad. Harlowton,
Forsyth, Havre. Lewlstnwn, l.lhbv, Op
helm, Red Lodge. Roundup. Rcobey,
Sidney. Terry. Three Forks, Whitehall,
Wibaux and Worden.
The Idea of forming an association
has been under consideration for more
than two years. The primary purpose
of such an association is to hold regu
lar meetings and to discuss mutual
Mr. Eltlng said that although cor
respondence has been carried on only
with school boards of the first and
second class districts, the other dis
tricts might be Included In th»vassocia
tion If the organization plans to be
developed at the Helena meeting are
in accordance with hts suggestions.
Similar organizations are to be
found in Colorado. Illinois. Indiana,
Maine. Minnesota. Oregon. Rhode Is
land. Ufah and Wisconsin. In all of
these Mates excellent results have
been obtained, It Is sain.
Acquire Tex fWds Urged
The stale examiner. In his report
to the county commissioners of Phil
lips county, has recommended that
the county treasurer Immediately pro
ceed to acquire tax deeds on all prop
erty with delinquent taxes, mating
that If there in not sufficient help In
the treasurer's office to do this work,
it should be procured
A total of $514,359.39 In delinquent
taxes Is on the treasurer's books,
$257,216 11 being lit* county portion,
the remainder belonging to the stale,
school districts, towns and Irrigation
districts. In the opinion of «ompetont
authorities at leasl 50 per cent, and
probably 75 per .pent of the amounts
are due from loan and mortgage com
panies or absentee owntos of land,
who refuse to pay the taxes until
Treasure State Tabloids
A movement Is undet way to organ
ize a national guard company at White
Sulphur Springs
Plans are being m»de by I he gov
ernment I« spend $75.000 on the Bel
ton Glacier Park forest highway.
Many cities and towns over the stale
. are laying plans for the observance
of Armistice day. November II.
Prairie Post of the American Le
gion at Terry has voted against bold
lag the 1927 Legion convention in
Butte and Livingston are on the
itinerary prepared for Queen Marie of
Rumania, who Is now on the way to
this country for a brief visit.
The Aerolite weil In the Devil's
Basin, near Roundup, Is producing 30
to BO barrels Of high grade crude oil
The question of whether a 10-mlII
levy for road work should be made
lu Roosevelt county will he submitted
to the voters at the November elec
LewlstoWn. Havre ami Anaconda are
seeking new federal buildings, and
committees tn each of the three cities
are preparing data to support their
Judge J. H Wllkerson In the United
States district court at- St Paul,
Minn., ordered that the Chicago, Mil
waukee and St. Paul railroad be sold
November 2Z at Butte The minimum
price to be considered at the sate, set
for 11 a. tn . Is $122,500,00
Representatives of dude ranches and
resort owners from Montana. Idaho
--— an d Wy o m i ttgr . -mBt-nT "BBroiHSTSiT
week and organized the Dude Ranches
Association of the Northwest, with i
H. Larom, Valley Ranch. Cody. Wyo.
president: H. H. Groonqmst, Camp So
nla. Red Lodge, vice president; aim
Ernest Miller, Elkhmn Ranch, fioze
roan, secretary-treasurer.
_P, J,;,Roach, manager wi tns Fort,
Collins, Colo, factory of Urn Groat
Western Sugar company, ic.port* that
the heavy freeze of last week will
result Id a loss of $2,om/.uoo to Goto
redo beet growers.
Fifty delegates attending tbe eon
ventlon of the Yellowstone Trail aa
snetatton from eastern and western
r Montana at Bozeman 'pledged their
untiring efforts from now until elec
pion Ing the cause
- iion time in
of Initiative
as tbe good roads bill
Period From June 30, 1923, to June
30. 1926, Sees State District*
Paying off Debt#
Exceedingly optimistic deductions
as to Improved financial conditions In
Montane are made by the state board
of equalization' on the basis of the
first complete record of county Indebt
edness, Jnat compiled from reporta
ejected by )he board.
The figures show that actual county
Indebtedness Is decreasing steadily
and that the same Is true of school
district Indebtedness, while the total
Increases shown In a number of coun
ties are directly chargeable to devel
opment measures — Irrigation and
drainage districts.
Total county Indebtedness, Include
Ing debts of school districts and Irri
gation and drainage concerns, as well,
actual county debt, has decreased
In 30 counties since 1923 and In 37
during the last year with Increases
for the last 12 months In only nine,
and comparative figures for 1925 una
vailable in the remainder.
Indebtedness Involving only county
administrative expense has been de
creased In 41 counties during tjie last
year, the tables show.- Comparative
figures for 1925 are unavailable for
11 counties. Since 1923, 48 counties
have decreased this type of debt. The
total net Indebtedness of all counties
on June 30, 1926, was 323,588,805.82,
a decrease of $4,119,844.96 from the
total in 1923. These county totals vary
greatly, ranging frôm $23,886.37 In
Beaverhead county to $2,048,301.76 In
Fergus county.
School districts during the same pe
riod showed* a decrease of $1,086,
461.40 to $10,538,807.40, the tolai-an.
June 30, 1926. Thirty-six counties par
ticipated in this reduction, while at
least 34 show a reduction since 1925,
and 10 counties failed to report com
parative figures for that year.
In 1.23 only 19 counties reported In
debtedness for drainage and Irrigation
districts. Nine additional counties re
ported such indebtedness the follow
ing year. There was one more In 1925,
and this year the number stood at 29,
with a total of $7,587,379.68. One
county alone reported new bonds of
this type amounting to $3,000,000 to

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offset a decrease In general anu school
district Indebtedness.
W. H. McCall of Bozeman has been
appointed registrar of the Montana
Stale Agricultural college to succeed
R O. Wilson, who recently resigned.
Commercial clubs at Billings, Boze
man. Plentywood. Butte and many
other places, and other civic organiza
tions In all parts of the state, have
gone on record In favor of Good Roads
Initiative Measure No. 31. to be voted
on at the November election.
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Grover Lewis of Terry, county
agent. Is engaged in getting out a
gluten map of the wheat growing sec
tions of Prairie county.
About 15 samples of grains will be
sent to the International Hay and
Grain show at Chicago this fall by
farmers of the Windham community.
Commissioners of Sheridan county
have Issued a ruling that all livestock
which enters the county Is to be test
ed for tuberculosis before It can be
One of the biggest shipments of
cattle ever made In the east end of
(he state left Ismay the other day
for Chicago. The consignment consist
ed of 53 carloads.
Phil L. Cole of Clioteau, veteran
sheep buyer of northern Montana
shipped five carloads of lambs and
ewes from Browning, and four car
loads from Valier. • The average price
was about 10 cents for lambs and 3%
cents for ewes.
James Garthofner. alfalfa and sheep
king of the Sumatra district, has a
three year-old ewe that holds the
world s record for production. This
spring the ewe had a litter of seven
lambs. Some of the ewes of the Gath
ofn& band produced four lambs and
only one had less than three.
Senator J. W. Schnitzler, northeasD
ern Montana capitalist, recently sold
2,400 acres of farm lands In the Frolil
community, all of which passed Into
the hands of local persons. There
has never been such a demand for
farm lands In the district, it is said,
and It Is generally predicted that suit
able-acres for tillage will be at a
premium next spring.
Murray E. Stebblns of Helena, sec
retary of the Montana Wool Growers
association, has announced that wool
men of the state will hold meetings
at (he following places to consider
such matters as tax reduction, the
tariff, the wild imrse problem, rail
roads and legislation: Columbus, Oc
tober 13; Miles City, October 14;
Uiendlve. October 16; Glasgow, Octo
ber 18; Chinook. October 19; Lewis
town. October 21; Great Falls, Octo
ber, 23; Marllnsdale. October 26; Dil
lon. October 28. and Deer Lodge, Oc
tober 3u.
- i he value of alfalfa seed and honey
shipped to market from Treasure
countv nq far this fall will reach bet
ter than $35.000, with the alfalfa seed
about half harvested.
The best sugar beet tonnage so tar
produced tn the Hyshsm district this
season was grown by Joseph Lohot
on tbe M. N. Tyler farm near Myers.
Here 6«, acres yielded 180 tone of
beets, an average of approglmetely *0
tfithe acre. Tbe entire 66 acres
il« term. It la said, will produce
an ll tbn average.
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Bus Make« Ea«y Work of Going From One X°wn to Another,
The Indiana public service commis
sion finds that expenses of all motor
bus companies operating In the state
Inst year, according to their reports,
was $3,288.400. This was $150,020
more than the revenue derived from
the 457 routes operated by 200 compa
nies nil over the state.
There were 158 companies that
showed a net profit above operating
expenses. But the losses of the other
48 fi rms offset their profit and left the
state lotal In the red. These, for the
most part, were bus routes operated
by traction and street-railway com
panies, the records showed.
± _Many Routes Discontinued.
However, since the Inauguration of
the bus law last year that placed their
operation under the Jurisdiction of
the public service body, there have
been several companies that have gone
under, and 73 of the routes have been
discontinued, while many companies
have sold out to competitors.
Slows Up Traffic in Rear
and Is Difficult to Do,
Says Expert.
Motorists who have been accus
tomed tu uiaklug sweeping left turns,
to the chagrin and delay of all other
drivers behind, can listen with advan
tage to H. M. Lucius, secretary of the
Automobile Club of Maryland, who
prescribes a simple formula for over
coming this driving deficiency. Dis
cussing the subject, Mr. Lucius says:
"At every corner we find some driv
er who gets himself Into a Jam and
holds up the whole traffic stream be
cause be pulls to tbe right to make
a left-hand tuni and to the left to
make a right-hand turn.
"1 have spoken about this many
times, but, from the number of peo
ple who still make tbe mistake. It will
not hurt to discuss it again.
"What puzzles me Is that fevery mo
torist who has beeu driving longer
than a month has not discovered the
little secret long ago. It would seem
that the difficulties they get Into
them their mistakes.
Want Plenty of Room.—
"The Instinct that prompts them to
pull wide for a corner, of course, is
gasy to see. They want plenty of
room to make the turn. But what I
can't understand Is that these drivers
haven't found that the turning radius
on present-day automobiles has de
creased to a point where a short turn,
can be taken with tbe longest car.
"Here Is the trick In a nutshell :
By pulling to the left-center for a
left-hand turn, no one will cot you off
by passing on your left. Straight and
right-hand traffic will go by on your
right aud you can watch your chance
to get through the oncoming line. —
T "Similarly, by pulling over to the
right-hand curb for a right turn, no
one can cut you off and straight
traffic will go by on your left.
Many Can't See It.
"Simple. Isn't It7 Vet there are
countless automoUtllsts who cannot
seem to get It through their heads. If
The female of the species who drives an automobile In California
Is not more deadly than the male despite Kipling's findings.
Will H. Marsh, chief of the division of motor vehicles at Sacra
mento, pointed to his records to prove that women drivers have fewer
-Serious accidents and are more careful than men.
Neither Is the urge for speed so prevalent among women, Marsh
tods, notwithstanding all that has been said and written about Jazz
mania and th* tendencies of the present generation to live at a fast pace.
"Women are naturally more cautious," said the motor vehicle chief;
"they mfke up for (belr lack of knowledge about motors by taking fewer
chances and If they don't always give tbe correct hand signal at least
they give some sort of signal which la more than hundreds of men do,
"They are more careful at endings end bave more respect for danger
In short, they display more horse-sense on tbe average
ous curves,
than men."
The number of women driving la increasing et a feat rate, Marsh
added Although only about 15 per cent of all California drivers are
nearly one-third of the applications received for new curds
are filed by women.
Almost one out of every six routes
that have been authorized by the com
mission, John W. McCardle, chairman,
says, have been doomed to die natu
When asked what was the cause of
the high percentage of. abandonments,
and the enormous loss to operators,
his reply was: "Private automobiles."
Salesmen Drive Own Cara.
"It's too easy now to Jump In an
automobile and drive from one town a
to another.. The roads are good." he
"Traveling salesmen who used to
furnish a large-source of revenue for
utilities and would have been a means
of making a profit for the bus opera
tors now are driving their own cars.
It Is more expedient. And one source
of revenue Is shut off." >,
About 10 per cent of the companies
operating motor-bus lines, McCardle
says, have been forced to return their
buses to the selling companies.
I saw such a mistake only occasional
ly I would not speak again of It, but
every day at almost every corner doz
ens of drivers mess up the traffic
stream and get themselves Into bad
humor by a perfectly simple mistake
on their own pa,*
"Also drivers ./111 find their turn
easier If they give their hand signal
In plenty of time when about to make
a left turn. When about to make a
right turn, it Is best to make a de
cided move toward the cross street.
Holding out your baud only bolds
buck the cars behind when they might
be sweeping by, for they watch for
you to make a left turn."
Spark Plug Tester Very
Useful for Garage Men
It Is difficult to determine the con
dition of a spark plug, unless the plug
can be subjected to pressure, for un
der atmospheric pressure a spark will
leap across the electrode gap, even
If the porcelain or mica Is broken
down. For this reason, every garage
or repair shop should have a compres
JPftfieftUG M«<i
f TtfiTCO
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la*« m
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This Spark-Plug Tester Will Detect
Defects Immediately.
slon tester, a device In which the
plug may be placed and subjected
to a pressure of from 60 to 75 pounds
a square Inch, then connected with a
coll and the action of the spark noted.
To make such a testing box, obtain
a 4-inch Iron pipe nipple, about 6
Inches In length, and fit It with two
pipe caps. In one of the pipe caps
drill and tap a hole large enough to
receive the spark plug. Usually two
testers will be necessary.—Popular
Science Monthly.
(W *T DoOd. Mead t Company.)
The Crueadee
A DWARF—misshapen, bearded, un
** gslnly—**t on a lean, «baggy
donkey. In the midst -of a shrieking
multitude and brandished a huge cruci
fix above bis heed. His shouted ex
hortations were echoed and re-echoed
by the croWd.
The dwarf was known as Peter the
Hermit. He was pleading with his
Eleventh-century audience to wrest the i
Holy Land from the grip of the Ma
hometan infidels. And so eloquently
did the little priest urge hls-rause that
he aroused a world-wide wave of en
thusiasm and set afoot a mighty In
ternational agitation which endured
for centuries.
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Mahomet's successors held the Holy
Land. Christians on pious pilgrim
ages to the Savior's birthplace and
tomb were robbed, insulted and even
murdered by these Moslems. Sacred
shrines were profaned or destroyed.
These outrages aroused Peter the
Hermit; aud, in the latter part of the
Eleventh century, he went from coun
try to country, urging all Christians
to sweep the Holy Land, and espe
cially the Holy City, Jerusalem, clear
of Mahometans and to avenge the ln-~
Juries perpetrated on Christian pil
grims. Pope Urban 11 approved the
plan and promised remission of sins to
all who should enter on this holy war.
All Europe went mad with religious
seal. "Id Deus vult!" ("God wills It !")
was their war cry. Thousands and
-hundreds of -thousands donned the
blood-red cross which was to be the
oadge of the mission.
Debtors, felons, servants, monks
and other classes bound In one way or
another were freed on promise to
march against the Infidels. An enor
mous International army was raised
for the purpose. Its chief commander
being Godfrey du Bouillon, duke t>f
Lorraine. But early in 1096. before
the organized expedition could get un
der way, a disorganized njob of 200,
men, women and children,
the personal leadership of Peter the
Hermit, started across Europe for
Jerusalem. They never reached their
destination. Without discipline, food
or sufficient arms, they straggled on
eastward, their ranks dally thinning
through desertion, disease and famine,
until of all that vast motley horde a
bare. 7,000 reached the eastern banks
of the Bosphorus. There they were
set upon and literally cut to pieces by
the Turks.
On August 15, 1096, Godfrey de
Bouillon's host began Its march to Pal
estine. reaching Constantinople on
Christmas day- .Wrangles of various
sorts, disputes as to precedence In
command, bad management and Insuf
ficient supplies hampered their move
ments from first to last. The expedi
tion. which started with so holy an
aim, began to feel the Influence of poli
tics, corruption and personal ambition.
Nevertheless, held together by God
frey's genius, they defeated, one after
another, the Mahometan armies sent
against them, and at last laid siege to
Jerusalem Itself. The Holy City fell
after about a month's defense, and the
victorious crusaders put to death In
horrible fashion every Mahometan de
fender they could lay their hands on.
Moslem men, women and even babies
were slaughtered mercilessly by these
upholders of the Gospel of Peace, and
Godfrey was chosen king of Jerusalem.
A second crusade, urged on by St.
Bernard and led by Louis VII of
France, followed a few years later. An
unsuccessful effort waa made to cap
ture Damascus, and. altogether, the
venture was without any real results.
For eighty-eight years the Christians
held Jerusalem. Then the Moslems
recaptured It.
In 1100 a third great crusade was
begun, the prime mover and leader
being King Richard I of England, sur
named Coeur de Lion (Lion Heart).
Again the leaders quarreled among
themselves and swerved from the true
purpose of their mission. They won
a few barren victories, but failed
wholly to win Jerusalem.
Crusade followed crusade, none
achieving true success. At length the
belief spread that the expeditions
failed because of the sins and worldlf
ness of the men who embarked upon
them. Churchmen declared that the
Holy Land could be snatched from the
Inftdel by none but Innocent hands.
Innocence then, as now, was not a
common commodity among men of
war, so It waa decided to raise an
army of little children and send them
against the Moslems. The new ven
ture was known as the Chlldren'a
crusaAw. It was the saddest, mast
pitiful tragedy. In all history.
Fifty thousand children, some of
them mere babies, set out for Pales
tine In 1212. They went, assured by
their pa-ents and by the priests, that
theirs was the solemn privilege of re
storing Palestine to Christianity. They
set forth with high hopes. But they
Starved, fell 111, were lost In strange
lands, died or were Bold as slaves.
The crusades were tbe most glori
ous, sublime failures In the annals of
the world. They constituted a mis
take that can never wlgdly be con
demned. They - accomplished nothing
permanent, yet they did much to
Chrlstlanlze. unite and teach the
brotherhood of man to Europe's war
ring nations.
They remain forever j monument
of tbe life«»orifice*—magnlffcent If
futile that men have made and ever
will make, for tbeir fbltb.
From School Teacher
to Great Eminence
A young man who was brought op on
» farm, qualified for district school
teacher, then man*
aged to save enough
money to put hin»
thru medical col
Later, he moved
to Buffalo. N. Y.,
and today the name
of this man. Dr.
R. V. Pierce,
known throughout
the \Vorld. His'
G o 1 d en— Medica l
Discovery Is the best known blood med
icine and tonic. More than fifty million
Dottles have been sold. If your dealer
Joes not sell the Discovery,' In liquid
9r tablets, you can obtain a nky. of the,
tablets by sending 65c to the Dr. Pierce
CMalC. In Buffalo, N. Y. Also write tor
free medical advice.
Of Imparities With
Cuti cura Soap
$4,000 PRIZES
Enter the «rest Liquid Veneer Con
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Ton may win the flret prise of 1500
or one of the 1.064 other prizes. Three
prominent business men will act aa
Judaea. Contest closes December Slat.
1025. But don't delay.' Get neceaae
Entry Blank and full particulars from
your dealer,
write us.
If he can't supply you
Don't miss this bis oppor
Liquid Veneer I* »old by hardware,
furniture, drug, pel fit, grocery and
general stores.
IB Liquid Veneer Bids.
Buffalo, N. Y.
mm mm
Balk at Retirement
Professors in Germany who are
forced onto the pension list at the age
of sixty-eight, in compliance with the
new federal law In effect there, are
protesting bitterly that they are too
young to retire. According to this
edict all government officials, clerks
and employees must retire at the age
of sixty-eight at the latest. Many
head professors who have reached the
age limit feel that they are still able
to keep up with their duties as well as
ever. Only after considerable protest
have they relinquished their adminis
trative posts, even though they re
ceive full pay and continue to give
their usual lecture courses.
Never Can Tell
**£&* refuses to marry me."
"Says It Is final."
"Don't «fount too much on that,
young feller."
A Word With
the Old Folks
F.lderly People Arm Learning Importance
of Good Elimination.
TN the later years of life there
is apt to be a slowing up of
the bodily functions. Good
elimination, however, is just os
essential to tha old as to the
young. Many old folks have
learned the value (J Doan '«
Pilla when a stimulant diuretic
to the kidneys is required.
Scanty or burning passages of
kidney secretions are often signa
of improper kidney function. In
most every community are scores -
of users and endorsers who ac
claim the merit of Doan's. Aak
your neighbor !
Stimulant Diuretic to the Kidney s
foster Uilbarn Co., M%. Chemlsts.Buffslo, N.Y.
Te f gu g eemieeeePm eha fournie
Gets at the
cause of corns
Dr. Scholl's Zlno-padz work tlko n*|lc.
twcwiM they remove the ceoee—prezein«
or rabbin« of khooo. The peilt «ossln
etsntlp. Amateur porto« or born ln« with
"drop*" (acid) Is d*n*eroo* sod dooon t
•top tho couoe. Zlno-pods ere Mh. eoro,
antiseptic, hésita*. Thoy prêt** while
they fies). Get • bo* st your dru«*i»t s
Me Free SswpfasriaTk. SthoB Et*. Co^Qks«.
DZ Scholl's
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pain it gone
Pvt one
haarlcm oil has been 8 world
wide remedy for kidney, liver and
bladder disorders, rheumatism,
lumbago and uric acid conditions.
p orter* intsmul t ro u b l es , strmnlatg vit»!
Ah druggists. Insist
on tbe original genuine Gold M k n s l.


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