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The Daily Missoulian. [volume] (Missoula, Mont.) 1904-1961, July 23, 1911, Morning, Image 12

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Without any qucation the hay crop
throughout.western Montana this yee r
is the most abundant in the history
of this section of the state. Not only
are the old meadows and fields sur
passing usual records in their output
but thousands of a.renc of new lanld.
some seeded for the first time tiny
spring, are adding to the total to make
it of immense proportions. Fromsevery
section and Valley surrouending MIs.
-soria the same word has been received
this week, not estlmated from a tiur
Vey of the fields thenmselves bu:t fig.
ured from the metual results and mIacns
urements after the hay has been cut
and stacked. The Bitter Root valley,
from one end to the other, has been
dotted with hay shocks all week, the
fields belnl no thick with the piles of
new grass that It is impossible to
drive between. UIp the Big Blackfoot
valley the same condition prevails.
Down Frenchtown way the old mead
own which have been bringing fortll
crops annually without fall for the last
25 years seem to be outdoing them
selves this season. Timothy atnd
clover is so thick and rank that the
mowers could hardly he dragged
It is an Important. if somewhat fs
millar, fact that we are obliged to eat
If we would live, begins a story recent
ly published in the Woman's World.
And every ounce not only of what we
eat, but of what we wear and buy and
sell, has to be hauled to market for a
greater or less distance over a country
There are more than 2,000,000 miles
of these country roads in this country
and more than $1000 drops iout of your
pockets and mine every year on each
mile of them.
If you refuse to taithe my word for
it and Insist on the figures, here they
are, as prepared by the government
experts at Washington: Weight of
crops hauled to market annually, 260,
000,000 tons; average length of haul,
9.4 miles; cost of hauling per ton, mile,
33 cents.
Now, on the sp'endld highways of
Germany it only costs S½ cents per
mile to haul a ton of produce to mar
ket. Figure out how much less it would
cost to do the hauling if our roads
were as god as Germany's and you will
find the amount of our present loss
a matter of, some quarter of a billion
dollars a year-a pretty addition to
that high co t of living we hear so
mnuch about.
Now that the loss is plain, how shall
the hole In the national coat pocket be
Better roads, of course, Is the only
answer. Just at this point a good
many men will feel inclined to snort
with Indignation. "Don't we pay a
road tax now? Haven't we got a high
way commissioner and a road super
vlsor on the pay roll? This is just an
other scheme to get country people to
Too LT
through. GaRpard T..lclthanps Ray
that he will have eailly 2,000 tons on
his ranch the first cutting. Out on the
Plathead reservation the new flelda
have exceeded all expectations and the
new settlers have cause to give thanks
for l albundallnt yield from their raw
land. Plains and Thompson valleys
are also In the front rank avth great
crops. Everywhere it Is the same. Thee
e.nally of the firs; rutting Is alals til
very lt st and whether the hay is to
fix up nice, smooth roadways for tl|t
automobile joy riders to ruin,"
But we can't reckon without the au
tomnobile. The farmers pre buying
the mby the thousands. You, yourself,
willl roably run a inmachire stinie time.
And there are a lot of public offi
lainl charged with Jtleping the high
ways in tuood order. Here are soime
figt'res which will make father still
$40,000,000 Wasted.
IIat year IInt I.W thanll $100,000.000
v'were eent in butihling andl reptIirling
public hightwatys in lthe lniteld Statet.
htut, as L.ogun Wa'illellr l'age, director of
the governelait off e. of pubtill roads,
pleasantly rellmrked, int less than
$40,000,000 of this vaist siiin was also
lutely wasted throiugh ignortnlice, In
competenc'y o'r idlflference. Anid Mlr.
Page fails to inlltk' illl\aanlce for graft.
1v'en fattier watiil, preiulnaIly, it
willing to get ldollar's worth of reaity
in roadt tIaxis. Avid thwre 1is no loniger
Iany excuse for lii tilling )poor ritLds or
for getting the Ihest piosswlle results
tout of tthe moIlsi y expllid'ed. nlltler Lthe
direction of Mr. Page nt staff of 24 roetI
engineers and sulltlprintendents is mailn
tained by the natilonal governmllnt for
the exact piurpoltse of showing people
all over thei country how to do the
work properly. Any commllunlll ty which
will provile th.e materials and labor
iian halve i half Inle sample section of
road coinstrtit-t'I unde-r th cltldirectiton
of the expert-,rnd itl nto extra charge.
All it takes is a twol-ent postage
stamp and i tniniody tll gumptionll
enough to write at reqluet to Mr. Plage
at Washington.
Ie marketed loose or baled, it will he
of the Al kind; clean, bright and nu
The past week the weather man has
smiled upon the hay farmer. Clear,
warm days with no rain has been the
program. Ideal in every way for cut
ting, curing and stacking. Haying is
in full swing and another week will
find the greater nulmber of the fields
stripped of their first crop and ready
for the second growith.
Nor need It be feared that the ernm
ing of a governmllent engineer will in
crease tile cost of the new rolal Down
in Pike county, Aluanalm, for instance,
they applropriated itnney for macadam
and gravel roads. Just in time some
Sbody thonught to send for a governmnent
engineer. lie found that sand-clay
roads, costllng one'-fifth of macadamn,
better sllited the locality and thus
s.aved four-fifths of the appropriation.
Out In Kansas sannd-clay rondls are he
ing built at a cost of from $700 to
$1,020 ita in11. In aI gIood mallny locall
I tis they are perfertly * Itlisctory.
Almost tll the country roads in the
United 1State are laid out In a mlost
wasteful wily. 'T'hey are, on the aver
age, ohout GO feet in nHitlh, not over
20 feet .eing act(ually used or reqlluired
fur rallnd pullrposes. The rest Is left
to act as a weed-bed, raising seeds
which are seatteretd far andt wide over
ithe niligihrilnlg fiarms. When it is
I Ionsllered thnllt a lrge part of the
land o wastied Is wv rth $100 and monre
nn aIre, sonioe idt of the great finnn
tilhl losn may be gathered. Inl urollpe
Ith 11" lre wine linough to know that a
r"Ihadway of 20, or at most 30, feet is
Iall thaht is reqlluired. A movement is
now tInder wily il lowia to cut down
the whith of tihte wasteful road. If it
acttltlly culrlried out It will add half a
nllllon acres to the productivl lands of
tihe state.
$1,800 to $3,000 a Mile.
As it mllteasure of econolly the road
e(nllnllers oIf tile state geologi'al survey
I of W.'lslonsinl Iprsuadtlad several coml
ntltllties to graltde their roads only 24
fI't wide, with a stolle surface only
nIlil feet while. Everyhody but the
cIngine I BIas 'ertlain that such narrow
randwatys llwold not ido at all, but, once
('tey were trield, they proved entirely
Il tisfutlory-us well as economilcal
except where the traffic is unusually
heavy. The ' o'st of makilng sl.cih a nar
r'lw 1,oad Is fronm $1,800 to $3,000 a
ltBut e(ven 'where sullch an expenditure
is not possibl le there is no reason why
tllty ommullnity should not have smooth
antd dry tlirt radlls (luring all seasons
If thel year. A little neighlborly co.
I operation and thie consllitent (use of the
Kigil lillt-log dmag are all that ii nee
t4 :Lr'y. Now the King split-log drag
IN lett a patent machine that costs a
lot ofI llloney. Any farmer call make
lIlti itt t few Iloura' time. It was in
\Illttedl y I)r. Warl King, who is hint
'"'f a Missourl farnoer, and, Incident
rlly, a very earnoeslt and enthuslastlet
.ood roallld(s lsionallllry. ly slimply
t',OMlllg the r.dts for an hollr or tWo
;lf tr (:c'h lhairdl rlln they can be keptl
Itl ulmost perfect condlthon.
T'he treat Fulls Automatic (Inde.
pendentll) 'Telephonelc comptlany of IlMon
tunall, Ihas just )closd a contract to
instla.ll telephones In all Ithe de)part
nlmets of the Grent Northern road at
Great Fallsa.
The G(relt D\vide Telephone com
pany of Lewistown, authorloed capital
stock $.1,500, par value of shares $1,000,
has been nllcorporated by Fred Flsh
burn, John . Fishhnurn and Carl A
:Erlckslon, -orest lGrove, Mont.
The Judith (lap Tielephotne company
has purchased the lilies of the Oka
systrm, 20 miles in all.
II. W. Itungert and Alfred Ilnlchlard
of Heigesville, Mont., and I0. -R. ~Cing.
Inan of Blroadvliew are the incorporat
ors of the Treasure State Telephone
cotmpany of tIroadeiew, Yellowstone
county. T'he companl y is capitalized
at $25,000, par value of shares, $100
W\V, . ltusband of Ifar!owtonlin Is the
incorparattng attorney.
A French shoelllaker has Invernted
IL machine which takes a plaster cast
maltt from lli custonmer's foot and
forns a last olver which a guaranteed
to-fit shoe Is tade.
About theo size of a lawn nower is
SItnew machine for sowlng mra1s seed,
disks cutling Into tho earth to reeelve
the suoed, which is covered by a follow
log roller,
(fly Maudne Radford Warren.)
Anyone aho ran possibly manage a
osiummer vacation should take it for the
sake of chharaeter, health and good
lo-ks. It in not uncolnmon to hear an
ald-fashioned woman deploring the
good, old days when a woman was Con
t"rt to stay in the same town and the
vtmae house for th" whole space of her
IIfe. 'My mother." said a middle-aged
orltian, "was Ilwllys well and cheerful.
I often think of her when I see women
who pay out r01 mlOiiy for health exer
icses arnt who ttk' long walks and go
away 'for a iihanpe.'* My mother, as I
remember, never welt out of the house
ircelpt to go to chrcllh or to a neigh
hor's hot.s' in case of sickness or
death. Until oe children grew up she
never left the town where we were horn
in. All the exert:se she needed she
got stepping ahtout her housework, and
all the change shre ntd was going from
one kind of IRator to another kind. And
I nlever heard her complain of an ache
or a pain."
.nlt no one can live like that now*
tlidays. Times have really changed In
this country dluirng the last 40 or 50
years. Probably It is due to amazing
chfltnge in coslmmerce, science and in
\ention, brt we certainly live at a much
faster puce than we did. We flock to
the cities Instead of living in the coun.
try. We makie our little towns as much
tas posalhle like ouir blg cities, with
cltbs and theaters and civic Improve
ment solietie.. IDoutless it all makes
for progress, but we have to pay to keep
i p with the progress. We pay in nerv
Otis enegry.
Nervious energy Is much the most
valuable oslsessil,n of any 'girl or
ittloman. If she does not keep a re
serve store in hand she robs not only
herself :ait the future generations, and
she fatlls in her duty among those
whom she loves. Various devices must
ite used to keep this energy Intact, and
ione of the most important of these is
the habit tf taking a vacation. Th'
gir's and women who live outside the
home have discovered this fact-at
least most of them have. Employers
are In the habit of giving a two weeks'
vacation, and most of the employees
have fallen into the habit of using the
time to go away for a rest and a
But girls and women who do not work
down town sometimres fall to realize
that they will grow stale In mind and
soul if they do not somehow or other
alter the usual routine.
The home woman is even more d"
termined to stay at home in the smnt
nter than the home girl. She will htave
a dlozen good reasons for it. She will
say that she never felt better in her
lifte and no why should she go away
from air that suits her so well as the
air of her own place? She couldn't
leave the children. and it wouldn't be
a rest to go away with them. Besides
she would have to have new clothes
andt she couldn't afford them. Besides.
aglain, there have becen no many family
i'xpnslle.s that she would Inot have the
conIsctence to use the money for the
There Is no one so obstinate as a
woman without much money who is
averse to spendlng what she has her
self in a way that she considers uln
necessary. She has trained herself to
habits of economy; she likes to see the
results of money. If she spends it on
music lessons for her daughter, or on
I an armchair ~or her husband, she can
see the results; hbut a trip away for
herself looks to her like sheer extrava
gance, and she persuades herself that
the trouble of getting ready to go
would take away any of the benefit or
pleasure of which might accrue from
the trip. There should be some "proof
before taking" which could be offered
her. Somehow she should be given an
object lesson which would assure her
that the trouble she would take to go
would be only a pleasant excitement,
and that the good she would receive
would last not merely during her two
weeks' absence, but would continue in
the autumn and the winter in steadier
nerves, fewer headaches and a more
spontaneous smnile at her husband when
he looks utp at her from the arm
Twenty dollars' worth of human
energy is twenty times as valuable as.
320 worth of clothes or household
goods, but it is very hard, indeed,
to convince some home girls and
womlen iof that fiact. The woman who
works itl office and shop has learned
it through harsh experience. In the
beginning, perhaps, she likes to spend
her holidlay In the house, bnending
her clothes and writing the letters
she owes, but as time goes on she
finds that shite would rather pay her
money out on a vacation away from
home than give tiup the vacation and
later, through lcki of it, pay her hard
UI'earned d-linr ts to tile doctor. The girl
and wotilnt in tthe holnme, not so con
sclouts 'f theilt grindi of daily routinte, or
Iperhups nc t so coiinscious that the
griltd cii It,' lifteld, do not see
spectre oif ithe doctor Until too
late. Alty dtctir or nurse aill
tell youi that a va:clutlon pays 100 per
cenit interust, tand that a wonian with
the remotest c'ltunce of a vacation
shollld delvelhpt) that chance until It
becolmes a ce'rtlllitt.
The way ti get the most oGt of your
vacuation is it, )uian it for a long time
ahead, bi'(iilse then you have the
Iliisilulr tif antili'tll ation. See first of
iltl Ilo\w" tiuI('lh tlUolley ''oU can spend,
for ot lhiis fact dtupends your choice
of Iplace. 'The city girl by all means
should go t, thile country. If she
works down tiown she ought to go to
Ia farItm uor 5.ie quiet place where she
cian get ltbsiliute quiet and good food
--and she should be sure tlhat her
farmi will ie quiet, and will not be
the sort of plaice where animals speak
in the night, ttud clap boards rattle
and wilntdillls crcak. If she il young
und gay entough to feel that absolute
quiet would be too dull, then let her
go to a sulnliter resort by water or
miountalins whitre she can meet plenty
of good people and yet have the out
door air and exerlcise she needs. There
tIre places of both klpds to meet the
rlequir'emlentts of anlost every person,
though, of course, the life on the
farm will prove cheaper. If she has
not very much money, of course, she
cantnot go far away from home, but
our country is so diversified that
somuetimes a journey af tew mflle
will take a girl from flat to rolling
land, and from inland to the water
side. If she lives inland It Is bet
ter to go to the mountains or to the
lake. It Is really essential to change
the kind of scenery to which she is
The girl in the country should go
to the city If sie caln, or, at least, to
a small town. The girl in the small
town should go to the city, hut if the
city is out of reach, then let her go
out into the country or to another
small town where sie will have dlf
I ferent surroundings. (Of course the
city is a desirable mecca If it can
pasilbly be managed. It Is expensive,
but cheap boarding and rooming
houses can be found. The rooms will
frequently be a little close and the
weather may' be a little warm, hut
the mind will be rested by the de
lights of the shops and the picture
galleries and the theaters. ('heap seats
in the theaters can ulways be had;
sometimes vaudeville acts have a very
high artistic value. There are al
ways beautiful buildings and parks to
educate the eye anld feed the spirit. -
For after all If the vacation des
not feed the spirit some of its value I
is gone. We go away, not only for
our own sake, but for the sake of
other people. We go to enjoy our
selves, to ril,,enllih our health, to
make sure of' being able to face an
other year with an undiminished
stock of vitality. But though we rnay
not, on first thoughts, consider that
we are In the habit of taking vaca
tlmns for the sake of other people,
still we do, for such changes give us
neow lifet for the spirit, give us In
creased oppllortunities to make those
around us grateful that we are in the
land of the living.
The department of agriculture re
cently issued a bulletin on the agri
cultural res4t:rces of the state of Mon
tuna, among the several items listed
being poultry and bees. The summary
on poultry shows that the total num
ber of farms reporting the different
kinds In 1910 was 17,629, the total
number of fowls being 966,690, and the
total value $628,400.
Of the total number of farms re
porting poultry, 17,629. nearly all, or
17,595, reported chickens, numbering
922,540, valued at $565,300; 3,481 re
ported turkeys, numbering 1,I173,
valued at $37,800; 1,592 relprted geese,
numbering 7,013, valued at $11.200;
1,630 reported ducks, numb.nrlng .:r.43
vlued at $7,400; 217 reported guinea
fowls, numbering 633, valued at $580;
595 reported pigeons, numbering 11,736,
valued at $7,400; 217 reported guinea
fowls, numbering 50, valued at $320.
Of the whole number of farms in the
state, those returning chickens formed
67.1 per cent; turkeys, 13.3 per cent;
ducks, 6.2 per cent; geese, 6.1 per cent;
pigeons, 2.3 per cent, and guinea fowls,
0.8 per cent. The reported increase in
the value of poultry on Montana farms
in the 10 years 1900 tb 1910 was 111.7
per cent; the increase in the total num
ber of fowls, 73.7 per cent. The num
ber of farms reporting poultry in
creased 7,799, and the number of fowls
per farmn reporting decreased from 57
to 55.
The number of farms reporting bees
increased from 234 in 1900 to 795 in
1910, or 239.7 per cent. The colonies of
bees on hand In 1910 showed an in
crease from 1,801 in 1900 to 6,313, or
250.5 per cent, and the value iricreased
from $8,100 in 1900 to $32,100 In 1910,
or 294.5 per cent.
The actual and relative number of
farms reporting bees, together with thet
value and nulmber of colonies, in
creased very materially during the de
cede and at about the same rates,.
About three farms in each 100 reported
bees In 1910, while in 1900 they were
relported by about two farms in each
In some of the western ommltIuitles
of the United States there is a de
cided superstition against dollar bills,
as there is a superstition against two
dollar bills in the east. The World's
fair at St. Louis helped in popular
ising the .enall bills in the middle
west, but silver dollars are still used
to a great extent. It has been only
within the past two or three years that
there has been much of a call for bills
of small denominations in the middle
In Washington, D. C., silver dollars
are quite rare, the bills doing the
greater portion of the circulating. The
government has to search the world
over for the ingredients of bills. Much
of the paper fibre is linen rag from
the orient. The silk comes from Italy
and China. The blue ink is made from
German or' Canadian cobalt. The
black ink Is made from Niagara Falls
acetylene gas smoke, and most of the
green ink has green mixed in white
sinc sulphite made in Germany. When
the treasury seal is printed in red the
color comes from Central America.
A German hospital has arranged a
series of mirrors to reflect beams of
light, free roln shadows, upon an
operating table from an are lamp out
side the operating room.
Aluminum wire may be insulated
for temporary use by plunging it hot
into a cold solution of carbonate of
soda, which causes it to become coated
with a heavy solution of oxide.
Resembling a spoon with a round
wooden handle and with the point and
sides sharpened is a tool that a New
Yorder has invented for removing
the eyes from trult and vegetables.
Contagious Blood Poison is responsible for a great many old blood'
troubles, such as scrofulous affections, skin eruptions, catarrhal
troubles, Rheumatism, ulcerating sores, etc. There is no such thing
as ridding the system of these effects by killing the poisonous germs.
Any medicine powerful enough to accomplish this would also destroy
many of the delicate linings and tissues, and wreck the constitution.
The only way to cure old blood troubles is to REMOVE the cause from
the circulation, and for this purpose nothing is equal to S. S. S. It
goes into the blood, and drives qut every taint and poison, and miakes
this vital fluid pure, rich and noushling. S. S. S. has long been known
as the greatest of all blood purifiers and many thousands have rid
themselves of old blood diseases by its use. It ALWAYS removes the
impurity from the blood and cures these old disorders, whether inher
ited or acquired. Book on .he blood and any medical advice free
to all. S. S. S. is sold at drug stores.
.Real Hot- Weather
Every day finds use for it; every house has a place
for it; no house wired for electricity is complete with
out it-The Westinghouse
Electric Table Stove
It relieves every housewife of lighting a fire in the
kitchen stove to prepare breakfast.
Eggs, ham, bacon, etc., can be fried. as well as on
the big kitchen stove, and without heat, dirt, fumes,
etc. It can be used on a side table for keeping things
.n wnlle you are at dinner.
There are a hundred and one reasons why it is
destined to'become universally used.
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Montana's Pioneer Line
Route of the
North Coast Limited
On Sale July 22, 251 August 16; September 2, 3.
St Paul, Duluth, Omaha, Kansas City ........................... .........$46.80
St. Louis ................. ......... ........... ....... $55.80
Chioago ............. .................................... 30
Denver, Colorado Springs, Pueblo ...................................4 30
Going limit 10 days, return limit Octoor 31, 1911. Stopovers with
in limits.
Tacoma, Seattle, Portland, Vancouver and all seashore points......29.25
Going limit 10 days, return limit October 31, 1911. Stopovers with
in ilrmts.
For full Information and reservatlons communleate alth
A. M. CLELAND, G. P. A., N. H. MASON, Agent.
St.'Paul, Minnesota. Missoula, Montana.
BELL 37, IND. 773.
8ucolesors to
Lumber, lath, shingles, mouldings, sanh, windows, doors and mill
work; lIme; hardwall plaster, Portland cement, Keen's cement and
mouldlng plaster; bi:lldlng paper, deadening felts, tar papers and rub
erold roofing; oak floorlng, maple flooring and interior finlh; hard
coal, soft coal, millwood and slabs.
See us before buildingi wg can save you money and time.,
Hoyt-Dickinson Piano Co.
Kurtzman. Knabe, Baby Grand
pianos, musical lnstruments and esheo
15 Resat Main Ptroet.
Tan pumps, oxfords and but
ton boots; all sizes for men,
women and children.
Prices easy.
Mapes C Mapes
Lea'es RavallJ, 6 a. m.: leaves Pol
son, 12 noon. Arrives Poison, 11 s. m.;
arrives Ravalli, 4:40 9. m., via Ronan
and Misalon.
Come on No. 5 to make connection
with Kalispell steamers, Connrtiug
,"it'. No. 43 for all paints eout,
"' ý Rkavail, Most. ,
A Tender, Juley Steak
Or some succulent ohops can always
be had at this market. In fact. you
cannot obtain any other kind here, for
we hand. only thb oholcest meats.
And, remember, that 'he'ohespest quts
from prime meadt ae better than the
best outg from Interior Irades.
Koopmann & Wlssbred

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