N. P. Display at St. Paul Ad
<• vertfees Resources of
Ronan Merchant Describes
"Flathead products are featured in
the cereal exhibits at the Northern Pa
cific railway office in St. Paul far
more effectively than products from
any other state," said Stanley Scearce
last evening upon his return from a
week's stay In the Twin Cities. Mr.
Scearce says ,that the publicity and
immigration departments of the North
ern Pacific are calling attention in
evefy way possible to the great ad
vantages for homeseekers in the Flat
head valley along its new branch line.
"Everybody talks war," said Mr.
Scearce, "and to take your part as a
good patriot, you must be engaged in
■ome form of war work. All classes
and both sexés are doing something.
The government looks to the farm for
help because food will win the war.
That Is why the Flathead country
with thousands of acres of rich soil
will do a great big part in winning the
war. It is our privilege to pledge our
selves to a supreme effort to maintain
our American soldiers and our allies
untH the. last Hun crics "Kamarad!"
"Business conditions are abnormal.
Factories that formerly made plows !
are now making machine guns. Mer
chandise is hard to obtain. Farm
products will remain high and with
wheat guaranteed at a minimum price
of $2 and wool probably at Î1 a pound,
home farmers can not only do
patriotic service; but also lift the
mortgage from the old homestead by
exerting themselves to the last limit.
Federal Income taxes are running far
above expectations and the Inventories
already completed show a year of im
mense profit in business tlio country
over. Next year, wo believe, will bo
TOURNEY AT VICTOR
Basket Ball Title Fight
Comes February 22-23.
Victor. Feb. 4.—Special.—Ralph
Dougherty, coach of the Victor high
school basket ball team, attended a
meeting of the Ravalli County Inter
Scholastic association in Hamilton Sat
urday and reports t*at. arrangements
were made to hold the western Mon
tana basket ball tournament in Victor
February 22 and 23.
The teams in this district are Darby,
Hamilton. Corvallis, Victor. Stevens
vllle. Ravalli, Plains, Thompson Falls
The extemporaneous speaking con
test will also l>e beld at this time and
the winner in each contest will repre
sent the district in the Bozeman tour
13 Stars in Service Flag
of Hamilton M. E. Church
Hamilton. Feb. 4.—Special.—The
Methodist Episcopal church was pre
cepted with a service flag Sunday con
taining 13 stars. This offering was
contributed by the congregation. A
chort program had been arranged for
liie occasion, and was as follows;
''Talks," bv Mrs. Ed White and At
torney I.. O. Johnson; song. "Joan of
Arc," Mrs. R. O. Johnson; song. "Keep
the Home Fires Burning." Deny Rlmel;
song. "Tenting Tonight." Hoy Seward:
song. "Where the Flag is Full of Stars."
7jiss Kathryn Drayton.
Your grocer -will refund
the full price you paid
for MdB Qsftuu if it does
not please your taste, no
matter how much, you
have used .out of the can
Ask your grocer
At a Glance
Brief Bits of News From
Victor.--The cold weather of the past
werk was hailed as a blessing by those
who are interested in puttiug up ice for
next summer's use. Ice is now nearing
a foot in thiikness and the harvest is
expected to begin early this week.
Miss Anna Foley left Saturday for
Harlowion. where site has a position
in the high school.
Mr. and Mrs. .T. I). Nye left yester
day for Spokane where they w ill make
their home. Mrs. Nye was before her
I marriage of last week Miss Georpie
C. It. Heath and Charles Park hilt
left Sunday for Great Falls to attend
the ten-day session of the American
! Farmers' Society of Equity.
I Three cars of McIntosh Red apples
J from the S, It. Felbcr and Thousand
j Acre ranches an' being loaded here for
I shipment to Great Falls.
Corvallis. —I.evi Re Claire, who is re
covering front a serious Illness, is re
ceiving a x isit from his sister who ar
rived last week from Oklahoma.
Mrs. Alvin Whitesltt and little
daughter and Mrs. Whitesitt's brother.
Mil burn Hawker, are here from Arlee
visiting at the John Hawker ranch.
Davenport's Juvenile orchestra of
five members went to Hamilton yester
day to play at the Community Sing.
A rerival service conducted by Rev.
I,, llulser. assisted by the singing
evangelist, c. IT. Ridenour, will begin
next Sunday at the local Christian
Charles Bourne, proprietor of the
Corvallis meat market, has returned
from a visit with relatives in Kanses.
The tutpils of the high school enjoyed
n social evening Saturday, at the ranch
borne of Mr. and Mrs. Paul D. Lear.
Mrs. Rear was a teacher in the high
school last year.
Dr. J. A. Billingsley came hero from
Butte to preach Sunday, at the com
Hamilton. Mrs. Henry Schwarm ro
turned Saturday morning from Buf
falo, N. V.. where she has been visiting
George C. Carmody. an attorney
connected with the lirm of O'Hara &
Madron, left Monday for Hillsboro, N.
D., .where lie will visit his parents. Air.
Carmody recently passed the exami
nation for entrance to the national
army, and will probably be called some
tune Ibis month. Air. Carmody is well
known, both in Hamilton and Missoula,
READY TO GIVE UP
Basket Ball Players Say Val
ley Title Not Settled.
Steven.Nville, Feb. 4.—Special.—The
easy manner in which other towns
have dismissed Stevensville in dis
cussing the Bitter Root valley high
school basket ball championship gets
under the skin of people here. Mem
bers of the team and their supporters
feel that, they have at least a chance.
Stevensville lias played three games
so far, one each with Victor. Darby
and Hamilton. All game's have been
decisively won. It is true that Cor
vallis. which many place first in the
valley, lias not been met; nor has Mis
soula tried conclusions with the locals,
but the Stevensville team looks for
ward to these cont'-sts with a great
deal of pleasurable anticipation. They
do not claim the championship, but
they insisi that it will be settled on thu
basket ball Boor.
Corvallis plays its first game of the
season in this city on Saturday night
of this week. The impression here is
that it will be a game worth watching.
Heron Aviator Stricken
With Meningitis at Camp
Stevensville, Feb. 4.—Special.—Mrs.
Clifford Metcalf today received a tele
gram telling her of the serious illness
of her brother, Ftax e 1 who lias been
stricken with meningitis at Camp
Arthur. Texas. Mr. Ree is in the array
aviation service. His home is at JHcr
on, where his parents, Rev. Mrs. E. L.
FIND MONET FOR
Discover Escheated Funds!
Have Suffieent Amount
to Defray Expenses.*
WOULD PAY MEMBERS
Many Solons Unable Standi
Cost of Spending Ten
Days in Helena.
Helena, Mon.. Feb. 4.—The chief
item of interest developing today in I ...
«aid#.» the special session of the Mon
tana assembly called for Thurs.kv,
i ehniary 14 by Governor Stewart, lies
in tile discovery that 1he expenses of
the session may ho more than paid
by the money held by the state in the
escheated estates fund, the valions
amounts of which are In different con
ditions. but efforts will bo made to
have all the money placed in the g. li
erai fund which would make available
at once more than enough.
Attention was attracted to these
various amounts Monday when Thomas
Helfin. of the state e xaminer's riffle*.
discovered over *14,000 of the Pomeroy
estate money In the schools funds
which should properly be placeel .at this
time in the general fund.
Ten Days in Session.
Wiih this sum of money, 142,000 ;
available, the legislature could stay In j
session for ten days, pass the bills
suggested, collect tier diein and mileage
and still leave the capital without
denting the general fund or vising
money of the taxpayers.
"bile doubtless many members wjll
l>e able to serve without pay, seme of
those selected are not financially' able
to come to Helena for two weeks or
more and pay their mileage an t living
expenses while here, and it is said to
be unreasonable t 0 cxpcc* a Luce num
ber of the members to serv • without
CORVALLIS HIGH TO
PLAY FORMER STARS
Proceeds of Basket Bali
Game Go to Red Cross.
' drvallis. Feb. 4.—Special —Edwin
Sheldon, John McLeod, Haul Rar,
Clarence and Milburn Hunker, former
high school stars in basket hull, and
la land .Summers :ind Gilbert Chaffin,
old hands at the game, will play with
the high school team on Wednesday
evening at the school gymnasium. The
proceeds will go lo the local Bed Cross
Th<> httH-bfrns claim to liavo otiouRh
of their old-time pep to make the game
interesting and the time profitable for
the high school quintet. The antici
pated contest is arousing a keen In
i' rest. here, and both teams are sore to
have an enthusiastic bunch of fans to
encourage good playing.
Funeral of Old Resident
Upper Valley Held Sunday
Conner. Feb. 4.—Special.—The fu
neral of Mrs. Re I ut Miles, who died Fri
day at the home of tier daughter. Mrs.
Greenup, xvas held Sunday morning.
Kev. J'iunl Iverson of Missoula con
ducting the services.
Mrs* Miles was born in Virginia In
DH'k and moved with her parents lt^ a
f, M m in Illinois, where she was married
the age of 1C. Eleven children
" ere born, five of whom survive to
mourn the passing of a loving mother.
Two of her sons served their country
for Jo years, and a third way killed in
the Spanish-American war.
Lafayette, Xn<l.. Feb. 4.-*—Purdu«* dc*
fra toil Ohio, £0 to £2, in basket * b*Jl
LPure Chewing Gum 4
a Stick a da
a Sore Throat
Tots Thought So, But It
Was.Large Sized Bobcat.
Bozeman, Mont., Feb. t.— ,- Oh t oh,
see the great big pussy eat." It
"as a little four-year-old tot in the
kindergarten conducted by Miss
McLeod on Ceittr.il evenne. just a
block from Main street that ut
tered the delighted exclamation,
followed by a chorus from 40 other
children, as they saw a trtonsl r
bobcat standing on a I'tlle rise in
the ground Just a few fc. t away
from their play ground yesterday.
Tlte two young women teachers
tiidn t tiller any such e<rla nations
of delight, however, as they >• ■all.;,si
the dangt r and with dlffaul.v they
marched the reluctant children
away from their great big pussy
and into the kindergarten room
just as the big eat gave a spt in«
"'er Into th. playground where
the babes bad been ul t> nur a mo
, lived h\
was In hi
"ages w.q-e vent .1
ge of Mont.'on in
ms supposed that
beat repent lx se.
e Sigma Clii fraternity
I from his cage. si«
accustomed place and
" < re Sill, no ned and a
came in from
lit tlie bobcat out
It Is suppose 1 it
the can.'on of ,ho
i inll.it in dm ing ih >
RjotS Feature Sccmlil I'iaxr nf
* i °
night and made Ms wi. to the
center of the city under cover of
darkness without being dtucovndd.
ST. LOUIS STRIKE
Street Car Walkout.
St. Rouis. .Ml
end tliiy of tli
c St. Rouis st
strike, was ma
irked by increa
lene, : litany in
,t ' .ills: almost
paralysis uf trn
t" bring about
incut. No cm
s were uperntet
Mayor Kiel issued summonses lo the
I lilted Railways company and to the
officials of the local union of tile Amal
gama to.l Association of street and
Electric Railway Employes, lo send
re| lewentHtlves lo his office at 3 o'clock
Ibis evening. The labor union obeyed
rs wciie operated
t hough normally
Not more than
at any one time I
more than 1,100
The rioting, which began soon after
the company skirted out Its curs, In
creased in Intensity and frequency ns
tie dn\ wore on. Within 3o minutes
this afternoon, five riot calls turned
In from as many sections of the city.
In the main tlm rioters contented
themselves with damaging the cars.
Missoula and Stevensville
High School Will Debate
StevcilBvIlle. Feb. 4. .Special.-—Oil
Friday evening of this week «it the
American theater, teams representing
the Missoula und Stevensville high
schools will debate the question of
military training In the schools. It
is the first ol the debate schedule In
the western Montana high school dis
refund money if it fails. 25c
FOR COUMS AND COLOS
A. bamlv f'wlrium m»1*
(r»i«rAa agaliuft chronic lung and thmir
tf'**iKl^ft A «MfiraMv* prrpnm<i
rtfhnijt, harmful o r form Inc arttgn.
Try thtm today.
80 cent» a bos, including war tas
FUEL M£ UNDER
Proclamation by President
Recites Reasons for
Washington. Feb. I. Government
control of industry was extended lo oil
in a proclamation b> President Wilson
tonight, pulling under license the man
»factlire and distribution of all fuel oils
No incut inn Is made of other oils
oil products. Including gasoline and
kerosene, hut they. too. probably will
he pot under control soon.
Authority under the proclamation 1
to he vested in Mary R. Kequa, of full
Fonda, recently named as chief or the
fuel administrations oil division.
Licenses by February 11.
1 accuses must be obtained lie for*
I'Vhnnuv It by all manufacturer* and
distributors whose g ross sales of fuel,
including gas oil, amount to more titan
lOo.tWKl barrels a year.
A series of regulations drawn by the
fuel administration establishes in the
east a list of preferential consumers
who must be supplied in the order they
ale given regardless of contracts out
Difficulties of transportation, it I
declared, both In the president's procla
mation and ih a Statement prepared by
the fuel administration, make licensing
necessary that essential Industries os
After reviewing the fuel control ,iet,
under which the proclamât tun Is issue* l,
the president's order sets forth:
Whereas, It Is not possible tu mov
promptly our abundant supplies of fuel
oil by reason of the traffic congestion
m our railroads and the transfer t
Irnhs-ntlantie service of n birg#* nu.'it
her of tank steamers ordinarily en
gaged in coast wise trade, and it there
fore seems desirable that a plan of voq
trol he made effective in case the dis
trlblltlng companies are unable P
transport as required fuel oil. to all eon
uini'is now being served,
"Now, Tiler fore. I. V\ oodt'ou Wilson,
hereby flail and determine and by lids
proclamai Inn, do announce. Hint It is
essential In order lo carry into effect
Ihr purpose of this net, lo license the
Importation, manufacture, storage and
distribution of fuel oil to the cxl-uit
hereinafter specified. All persons,
firms mid associations, engaged In Hi»
business of tu, U) manufacturing and
distributing rue| oil, Including gas oil,
whose gross sales amount to more limn*
100,(100 barrels per annum, are hereby
required to secure on or lieft ire Feb.
mary II, BUS, u license, wtileli license
shall lie issued under such rules und
regulations governing the conduct of
the business as may lie prescribed. '
An explanatory statement issued to
night by the fuel udininlHtrutiiin, said:
"The licensee engaged in the distri
bution of fuel oil in that part of the
('idled Stut.es cast of the Rocky I........
tttins shall tint, without the consent uf
tie fuel administration, make un> de
liveries of fuel oil to any customer of
any one of the classes mentioned until
he shall have dcllverd to customers of
class designated higher on the
list, with whom he nmy have a con
tract, all fuel ol) for which deliveries
shall then he due upon contract.
When there Is sufficient oil foi all
this priority list will not In operative,
There now Is ample oil for all noctis,
but then is not sufficient transporta
tion to carry it from producer to con
BILLINGS THROWS SINKLER,
Boaemao, Mont. Feb. «.—Jack Bills
lose, woltanralcht wrestling champion,
defeated Harry Hinkler here tonight In
two foils, coining thu first cm« with a
body m isHoi hi. u in 14 iuiiiUlch, sou io«
second fall in Ik minutes with a bead
••cycles «nd Typewriter.
of Smith's Drug 8tor#
SUw-Uagtk Nil WtwJ
At PoUeys Lumber Co.
(City Bow Mill)
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Taxidermist and Furrier,
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to Include Gasoline
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