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4 Weekly Newspaper Whose Interests are Identifted with those of Northern Montana and Especially of the Milk River Palley VOL. 12 MALTA, VALLEY COUNTY, MONTANA, JUNE 9, 1909. No. s. Come to Malta to Celebrate Independence Day . . . July Fifth .. . INFORMATION BUREAU WILL CONTINUE TO BOOST AN EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO INTEREST NORTHERN COUN. TIES TO SEND A NORTHERN MONTANA CAR ON A BOOSTING EXPEDITION THROUGH THE EAST After the Milk River Valley Infor mation Bureau has distributed the 50,000 folders that tell of the wonderful resources and emphasize the great possibilities of Northern Montana, it will, like many other states have successfully done, says Secretary W. E. Franch, adopt a follow-up system as follows; "The system is to show all from 'Missouri' or any other state what WE DO, not what we can do. "The plan is to interest the entire northern tier of Montana counties from Idaho to the Dakota line, ni eluding Valley, Chouteau, Teton and Flathead in securing the co-opera tion of the Great Northern Ry. Co., and arranging for a 'Montana Exhi bition Car.' This car to be sent throughout the most desirable states in the east, Lemonstrating and giving the prospective homeseeker the proof of what we will tell them. The in tention is to have the car follow the same line as do the folders, the mail ing system of the Bureau being such that the address of every farmer re ceiving the literature can be reached again. "To work out this plan successfully, it is necessary to begin at once to make arrangements as each locality will want to make special efforts to produce the best possible samples. Each article in the car will be marked by whom grown and his address and the work generally required to pro duce such a crop. "Produce with and without irriga tion will be exhibited, together with the fruits of the western counties as well as the vegetables from all sec tions of northern Montana. "Every one in this great valley should join in the good work. By commencing now, the necessary funds can easily be arranged for within the nextLive or six months without in conveniencing anyone. FUQUA AT LARGE--$200 REWARD Watt. Fuqua, who about three years ago was engaged in the saloon business at Saco, and who is well known throughout this section of the valley, escaped from Sheriff Small in this city Tuesday night while en route from California to Glasgow, where he was to be tried for horse stealing. The prisoner escaped by jumping through a window of the toilet room of No. 4, which arrives in Malta about 12:01 a. m. It is re ported that Small stood guard at the toilet room door but just as the train started, Fuqua suddendy slammed the door in the sheriff's face with one hand and with the other broke the glass inthe window and jumped out. Small immediately followed but ow ing to the rain and darkness, Fuqua made good his escape, although sev eral shots were fired after him. Small and his deputies have been scouring the country around Malta today but up to the time of going to press no clew has been obtained as to Fuqua's whereabouts. The above reward will be paid for the arrest and detention of W. W. Fuqua in any jail in the United States or Canada. Age, 80 years; Weight, 180 pounds; Height, 5 feet 8 or 9 inches; Eyes, Band Concert and Dance next Friday Evening "What is the matter with Valley and Chouteau counties asking their Honorable Boards of County Com missioners to contribute $800 each which the law allows them to do for the work? It will be money well spent and in which we will all reap a benefit. The exhibits from Culbert son, Glasgow, Hinadale, Malta, Saco, Dodson and all Valley county com munities will certainly justify the consideration of such steps by our Board." Sun Eclipse June 17 There will be a.total eclipse of the sun next Thursday June 17, visible to nearly all portions of the United States except the extreme southern states. As nearly as we can ascertain the eclipse will begin in this locality about 5 o'clock in the evening and the remainder of the day will be dark. The last total eclipse which darken ed the southern states of America was in July, 1860, and at that time many thought the millenitim had come. It is said the instantaneous darkening of the sun, especially if unlooked for, is calculated to impress a spectator with vague terror, for evep when it is expected it fills the mind with awe. The suddlen dark ness is impressive, too, by its strange ness as much as by occurring by day, for it resembles neither the darkness of night nor the gloom of twilight. At the opening of the Flathead Reservation tomorrow, a great rush is expected but Valley county affords just as good agricultural land as that found there and people would do well to investigate before locating. =D '' idsonlis attending a meeting of the Conuty Dads at Glasgow this week. 'gray-blue. Hair black and short, is now tinged on tips with red; smooth shaven; may dye hair. Face full and medium long. Irregular dim brown scar on right side of face, 1% in ches long, % inch wide. Small mole on right side of face near nose. Hands bony, fingers long, knuckles prominent. Dressed-Dark coat and pants, light shirt, low shoes, black hat with grease spots in front on brim. Wanted for Grand Larceny. Arrest and wire. I hold warrant. . S. C. SMALL, Sheriff, Valley County, Glasgow, Montana. June 9th, 1909. Government Will Pay Cash on Ditch Today the United States Reclama tion office is sending out letters to contractors whose bids were recently accepted on the certificate plan, stat ing that their bids will be rejected as the Government will pay cash for all work done on the laterals. Miss Alene McGregor reached this city today from Missoula, where she been atteuding the State Uuiversity. SEATTLE EXPOSITION IS OPENED It was just 8:15, (Washington time) Tuesday June 1st, when President Taft touched the golden telegraph in strument and formally opened the Alaskan-Yukon-Pacific exposit ion. The time for opening had been an nounced at 3:00 p. m., but owing to a delay in arrangements in Seattle it was just fifteen minutes later. In Washington, practically the en tire diplomatic corps were present and after the ceremony of the open ing was over the president held an impromptu reception. President Taft made a brief speech in which he said: " We are here to go through a cere mony that symbolizes the relation NEWS OF MALTA AND VICINITY Mrs. .John Survaut is entertaining St. Mary's Guild this afternoon. Ed. Reichel of Great Falls was in Malta Friday and Saturday, rustling business. F. A. Buttry, proprietor of the i Havre Fair Store spent Sunday in i Malta with friends. The Board of County Commission ers of Valley County are meeting in regular session at Glasgow this week. More John Deere Plows sold and in use than all other makes put together, a Why? there is a reason find it at Kil j duff's. Dakota horse buyers bought a large hundred head of range horses of John Survant last Friday and shipped them from Malta Saturday. Miss Evelyn Perkins of Dodson, - spent the latter part of last week in Malta, the guest of Mrs. Edw. White. She retured home Monday. F. C. Pray and W. M. Ardle, two leading business men o1 Page, N. D., L are in Malta today and will look over the country with a view to locating here. Norval Wallace and wife of Leedy. were in this city Sunday to meet a sister of Mrs. Wallace, Miss Spinker, who came to Montana from New York. Hon. Ben. D. Phillips was in Malta last Thursday and despite the painful bruises and broken ribs sustained in the runnaway accident mentioned last week, is getting along nicely. The land contest cases of the gov ernment vs. T. E. Brady of the Great Falls outfit, near Ashfield, are being tried this week at Glasgow. The fol lowing gentlemen from Malta are witnesses: C. C. Babb, John Tur mell, John Survant, R. M. Trafton, Arthur Gould, H. H. Holmes, R. O. Osgood, R. M. Trafton, Wm. May berry and H. H. Nelson. In a game of baseball played Satur day the Malta Juniors sent the Strait er Tigers down to defeat. The game was played on the Cramer ranch northeast of this city. The dog with the tin can stays with the Tigers, handing them a lemon 80 to 87. The Tigers could not solve the twirlers that the bender of the Juniors threw. Fine work in catching was done by Powell of the Tigers. The line-up was as follows: MALTA JUNIORS STRAITER TIGERS Hiatt C. F. Powell C. F. Whitmore P Cramer P D. Whitmoreist B Truax 1st B. E Powell 2nd B Three base hits, D. Whitmore and H. Cramer. A game has been spoken of for the 4th of July when it is hoped the hoo doo will stay with the Juniors.-Con tributed by one of the Tigers. I ship in this country between the east ern seaboard and the western sea board, and to express in this way the interest of the whole country in an exposition that affects Alaska, the " northwest and the Philippines, all 6 parts of this country in the develop ment of which we are especially in terestedpand toward the future of " which wexlook forward with every hope that there shall be a successful development. i "I haven't the slightest doubt that with the home of the exposition in Seattle and with the spirit of that city as I know it to be, the exposition is to be a success and is certain to show development of all that country " that we may well be proud of." Mrs. A. Davidson visited with rel atives in Saco Sunday. Dr. R. P. Minnick of Saco, visited friends in Malta Sunday. S. A. Martin, of Saco, was in this city on business Thursday. Last week Wallace Greenman built a house on his ranch northeast of town. Byron Hurley and Geor ge Campbell shipped horses to Omaha, Neb., Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wilson of Sand point, Ida j, are visiting Mrs. Wil son's sister, Mrs. Claude Moore. N. C. Jorgenson of Glasgow, a ton sorial artist, has accepted a position at Fred Cooper's Barber Shop on the South side. Miss Annie Survant is learning the mysteries of printing in THE ENTER PRISE office and is proving an apt compositor. Read the new advertisement of John L. Merchant, and changes in the advts. of The Malta Dry Goods Co. and E. B. Chambers. Warm weather underwear, hot weather Shirts in all colors, patterns, and sizes. "You know," The Summit Shirts at Kilduff's. Wm. Spencer of Leedy, spent the first part of the week in town. He reports crops in that locality looking finer than ever before. Lambing is over and the percentage very large. Ad. J. Brodrick, of the Havre Plaindealer, was in Malta, Friday, coming hiiher from Dodson where he had been to attend a commercial club meeting or the citizens of that lively berg. Now that earthqakes have become the fashion the creative faculty of man would provide houses and other buildings with wheels. so that they might roll backward and forward with the motion of the wheels. Mrs. Ed. Pierson and two children started for Wenatchee, Washington, last Wednesday night. Wenatchee is a delightful summer resort and Mrs. Pierson will spend the heated portion of the summer there and b" fore returning to Malta will visit the Alaskan-Yukon-Pacific Exposition at Seattle. Since the completion of the large addition of store room space to the Malta Drug Store, J. F. Murray, the progressive proprietor, has had the interior all newly decorated and his stock of drugs so neatly and nicely arranged that one can not help bit think upon entering the store that he is in some metropolitan city. There is plenty of room now for the customers of the soda fountain and plenty of room for the ice cream devotees and while partaking of a soda, a sundae or a cream you may listen to the charming song of some composer reprodued upon an Edison phonograph. A NEW EXPERIMENTAL STATION FOR MONTANA THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE OF THE UNITED STATES WILL ESTABLISH A THREE HUNDRED AND TWENTY ACRE DEMONSTRATION FARM IN MONTANA Huntley, Montana, June 4, 1000. Pursuant to a plan of development of western agriculture the U. S. Depart ment of Agriculture co-operating with the State Agricultural Fxperi ment Station and the Reclamation Service, has decided to locate an ex tensive experiment farm in Montana, and the choice has fallen on the Hunt ley Project. The United States Rec lamation Service turns over to the use of the Department of Agricul ture a three hundred and twenty acre demonstration farm, located near the townsite of Osbom, four miles east of the town of Huntley. Eighty thousand dollars were ap propriated by Congress for the estab lishment and maintenance of agricul tural experiment stations on recla mation projects, and the selection of Huntley to represent the western dis trict, which comprises Montana, Wyoming and a part of North Dako ta, certainly attests to the fertility, productiveness and accessibility of the Huntly Project. Prof, J. F. B. Linlield, Director of the State Experiment Station, has de cided to locate on the same farm the fruit experiment station for the east ern district of Montana, and a sub station, working in conjunction with the central station will be started on the eighty acre demonstration farm at Newton, a town on the lower end of the project. While some of the work on these farms will be of a demonstration character, their chief work will be research and investigation. This will be a valuable addition to Mon tana's agricultufal institutions, and the state is to be congratulated for having secured it. Comprehensive plans are being laid for the work which will cover inves tigations, treatment of various soils, and fruit culture. One hundred acres above the ditch have been set VISITOUR STATE INCORPORATE Forty business and professional men of Chicago, representing the Commercial association of that city, arrived in Helena at 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon over the Great Northern. Governor Norris had met the party at Billings, and made the run to this city in their company. Upon their arrival the visitors were met at the union depot by 50 mem bers of the Commercial club, and an address of welcome was delivered by Mayor Edwards. Upon reaching the rooms of the Commercial club, Presi dent IL. G. Pickett extended a further welcome and, afterward, the party visited the state capitol and other points of interest about the city. They left for the west at 3:30 on their special train. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Whitcomb, of Zortman, were in Malta Siuiday to take the west bound train. Mis. R. B. Morris and son, Reuben, went to Havre Sundev to visit the former's daughter Mrs. Ad. J. Brod rick. The special sale held by Mrs. J. L. Slattery at the Great Northern Mon day and Tuesday of this week was not very well attended, owing to the steady rain during t hat time. apart for dry farming investigations and experiments. Preparations are now being made for erecting barns, laboratories and quartees and it is planned to begin experimental work in dry farming this fall, the other work to be taken up next spring. No Broom Corn Seed Parties in this locality who were waiting for broom corn seed will note what the Hinsdale Homestead has to say:-"Manager Hlesser of the Hius dale Mercantile Co. has been in cor respondence with a large number of seed houses throughout the east in search of broom corn seed, but has not been able to locate even a hun dred pounds of the seed, and in con sequence, many of our people who were counting on growing some broom corn this year will be unable to do so because they can not get the seed. There is no reason given for shortage in broom corn seed among the seed houses, on whom the Broom Company of this place was depending, but it is supposed that the planting of broom corn in the south, being so much earlier than this country, has consumed the market seed. This is a disappointment to the Company as well as the people who were figuring on the corn." Shearing will soon be in full blast and from the number of shearing pens located near Malta, every "wooly" will receive proper atten tion. The shearing plants in readi ness for work are the Louis Dubois, the J. B. Long & Co., at Straiter, Bowdoin Shearing Co., and that of A. Davidson at his ranch. A large number of shearers are here waiting togo to work. Malta will incorporate. The Board of Commissioners of Valley county, in session at Glasgow have granted the petition for incorporating the town of Malta and a (lay will be set for holding the election. A petition to incorporate the town of Culbert son was also granted and election will be on the same day as that fixed for Malta. The Board will meet in official session, the date of which will be aluounced later, to canvas the re turns of both towns. This is the third day of a gent ie, soaking rain and with the large amount of moisture previously re ceived this spring, crops and vegeta tion of all kinds look as well as ever before in the history of the county. Cirdtens and crops have put forth a a arvelous growth in the past two wveeks and if hot winds do not come on enough rain has already fallen to insure a large yield and if we get still more rain later on, an unusually large crop may be expected. B. H. Koke returned from Great Falls last evening and reports Mrs. Koke as gaining rapidly. The boy wanted to come home with his papa but it was thought best to leave him at the hospital until his mother re turns.