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TO BE HELD NEXT WEEK Special to The Daily Tribune. Moccasin, July 25.—Next Thursday, July 31, is the day and date of the tenth annual Judith liasin Farmers' picnic at the experiment station, two and a half miles west of Moccasin. The^ coming week will be a busy one for Secretary Kruckeberg and the station force is get ting the big grounds in shape and final touches here and there an anticipation of the big crowd always forthcoming at this yearly event. The program will be opened at 10 a. m. with a concert by the Ililger Brooks band, followed by an inspection of the experimental plots and a series of children's athletic contests taking up about an hour. At noon a picnic dinner will be ^en joyed followed by a concert by the Elks band and a speaking program whiqji will be participated in by Judge E. K. Chea dle, chairman; Mr. Fuller, crop special ist of the extension service; Miss Mary Ann Graber, extension specialist in home economics; B. C. White and F. B. Lin field, director "of the Bozeman experi mental station. Community singing_ will be led by Mrs. I*aura Norton, assisted by the Elks band. The Moccasin high school band will also take part. Another program of sports will be pulled off in the afternoon followed by a baseball game between the Straw and Lehigh teams for a purse of $100. A number of excellent prizes donated by Fergus county concerns will be awarded for exhibits in culinary and agricultural lines. MEM STOLE BIND OF SHEEP FIEID GUILTI IKD RECEIHE SENTENCE Dillon, July 25.—Gust Luri and Steve John, both Greeks, appeared in Judge Smith's court last week and both plead ed guilty to the charge of grand larceny. Their sentences were fixed at from two to four years in the state prison and they were taken to Deer Iyodge last Wednesday by Sheriff Wyman. The men were arrested a month ago In Idaho. They were accused of steal ing sheep from the band of Dixon Brown on Horse Prairie. Some of the stolen sheep have not yet been located. At the same time the men were arrested they were driving several hundred head of sheep belonging to G. V. Patterson of Dell, and it is thought they secured them in Sheep creek basin. CENTENNIAL VALLEY T CAUSING DEATHS OF 25 Dilion. July 25.—That the grasshop pers which have been so destructive to hay and grain at Lakeview in the Cen tennial valley have not only destroyed whole fields of hay and grain but they have proved to be deadlv poison to cat tle feeding in fields where they have have proved to be deadly poison to cat tle feedi swarmed. E. B. Roe, the prominent Redrock rancher, who has a big summer cattle camp in the Centennial valley, is the man hit hardest by the pests. The hop pers took his entire hay crop and where as a rule 1,200 tons of hay were cut, but 10 tons were cut. Realizing that the hay was a total loss. Mr. Roe turned his stock into the field and in less than an hour 25 of them had died. It is thought the hoppers poisoned the field. Other ranchers experienced the same loan but not as heavily as Mr. Roe. Claims Step-Mother Influenced Father in Drawing His Will Special to The Daily Tribune. Butte, July 2."».—Alleging undue in fluence and inability to properly dispose of his property, Mrs. Alice Melville of Bakersfield, < 'a 1.. in behalf of herself and 2-year-old niece, Anna Margaret Hollingshead, contests the will of her father, the late Thomas G. Leahy, in a suit she has filer! in the district court of I)e<>r Lodge county. According to the complaint, the Leahy estate con sists of real estate in Lewis and Clarke county, money and bonds in Anaconda banks, and mining stock, worth approx imately $20,000. By the provisions of the will, Mrs. Melville is bequeathed a Liberty bond worth $1,000. She now seeks her full share of the estate, claiming her father s wife took advan tage of him when he was mentally in come-rent. The daughter also claims the will is not entirely in the handwrit ing of her father. Leahy was a veteran employe of the I',. A. & I». railroad, dy ing June 14, following a surgical oper ation. 1 he will was executed but a few days before his death. Fifty Cents Per Day Increase for Employes East Helena Plant Helena, July 25.—An increase of 50 cents per day, restoring the scale of February last, is announced at the East Helena plant of the American Smelting and Refining company. Fires Drive Wolves and Coyotes to Raids Upon Poultry Yards Everett. July 25.—Wolves and an in creasing number of coyotes are reported to be raiding poultry yards of raiAers in this country, some of the raids being made in daylight. It is believed the animals are being driven to more remote districts by a food shortage due •« slash ing fires. STARTS 200-FOOT WELL BUT GETS WATER AT 88 Fort Benton. July 25.—A lucky strike was made on the F. E. Stranahan raneh i in the Montague country, where Harry ' J. Thorington of Montague began drilling 1or water a few days ago. Mr. Thoring- I ton expected to drill a well about 20«) feet deep, but Tuesday evening he struck j a flow of water at a depth of 88 feet ' the water rising in the well about <>0 feet. There is every indication that it will furnj&h an inexhaustible supply. I INKSTAND USED BY TREATY SIGNERS AND CLEMENCEAU'S BELL ARE TREASURES NOW 53 « * ♦ Inkstand used by delegates who signed peace treaty and, before It, bell used at peace table by President Clemenceau. The inkstand which held the ink used in the signing of the peaee_ treaty at Versailles will be preserved for generations as one of the mementoes of the great . • • m 1 ^ a a. - «... — u . 1 il, n n, an I p j \ /\rk A l\f» f U A f\na /1A /* A tï fal•OTICP I rPSl* Clemenceau at the' sessions of the peace confernce also will be preserved. Women of Drouth District to Engage in Lace Manufacture Helena, July 25.—That there are peo ple in Montana who have been hit hard by the drouth who are not going to sit down and cry, nor hold out their hands for donations, but who are going to make the effort to help themselves, is evi denced by a letter received by the state department of agriculture and publicity from Sirs. Melvina F. Ferguson of Har ber, Montana. Barber is a small settle ment in Musselshell county, in a section of the county where the farmers have been hit bard by the drouth. It is un derstood that in that vicinity there are a number of expert needle women, some of whom arc said to have been taught the art in European countries. Mrs. Ferguson writes the department that she and her neighbors desire to be independent and that they propose to engage in the manufacture of handmade laces selling directly to the consumer. She says she believes a business of this sort can be successfully carried on in her neighborhood and that over one hun dred expert needlewomen have promised their assistance. ! "Our women," she writes, "are having a hard time on account of the poor crops, and we believe that in this way we can be a help to ourselves, to our husbands, to the county and to the state; and that we will not only be able to make a liv ing. but also to pay our taxes. The work will be carried on on my homestead, where we have one hundred and sixty acres, in a barn that will make a good building for a store, the women who are engaged in the work living in the neigh borhood. We are located one mile from the Milwaukee depot and five miles from the Great Northern. We wish to go slow and be sure, with the hope that we will build up an industry, and that our handi work will be appreciated and find a ready market among the women of Mon tana* who are more happily placed finan cially than we are this year. Anyone who may be interested is re quested to write Mrs. Ferf json. NEW POSTMASTER IS NAMED FOR BOLE Bole, July 25.—Earl W. Xoble ha been notified of his appointment as post master at this place. The postoffice has been moved a distance of two blocks from its old location. Clearance i ' Sale »I White Footwear We must have room for our new stock that is arriving daily. Our shelves are crowded now and we have still more shoes that have not yet been un packed. In order to make room on the shelves and do it quickly, all of our white footwear has been marked for quick selling. It will pay you to see McCoy's shoes right now. All of our Women's White Canvas, Nile Cloth and Reignsk'n Cloth Oxfords, Pumps and Shoes are now sold at a big reduction. Mostly large sizes. All Rubber Sole Tennis Shoes, Oxfords and Pumps are offered at special prices. Children's White Canvas Lace Shoes — Leather soles and heels. Sizes 111/2 to 2 $1.95 Children's White Canvas Mary Jane Pumps— Leather soles and heels. Sizes 11 Va to 2 $1.85 Children's White Canvas Lace Shoes — Leather soles and heels. Sizes 8i/ 2 to 11 $1.85 Children's White Canvas Mary Jane Pumps— Leather soles and heels. Sizes 81/> to ^4 h $1.65 Children's White Canvas Slippers —One, two and three straps, leather soles. 21/2 to 98C Kaysar Hose McCOY'S Gordon Hose Young Ducks Waddle Across Prairies in Search of Water Helena. July 25.—Thousands of wild ducks too young to fly, are wandering over the prairies of Richland county in search of food and water, especially wa ter, since Fox Lake in which they were hatched has gone dry. Members of the Lambert Gun club in an effort to save the birds enlisted all the boys in the country around and a goodly number of citizens as well, who are busy picking up the ducks and car rying them either to the Yellowstone river or to ponds which give promise of holding out until the fledgelings are able to take care of themselves. This information came today to the state warden's office. Beaverhead Fair Postponed a Year Because of Drouth Dillon, July 25.—At a meeting of the fair association, county commissioners, firemen and a bunch of good live boost ers held Monday evening it was decided not to hold a county fair this fall as was planned earlier in the season. The ac tion was taken due to the drouth and crop failures. However, it was decided that a powwow should be held. The commissioners and fair association de cided to turn the grounds and buildings over to either the firemen or the base ball team and let them stage the big show. This was done and a meeting held this week for formulating plans. The powwow will be held Septem!; «r 18, l'J and 20 at the same time that the state firemen's convention will be held and the celebration will be the biggest thing of the kind that has ever been held here. CHICHESTER S PILLS V TtlE DIAMOND BRAND. A Ladle«! AakjoarT Chl-chm-ter • III»» 1*111» la Br4 tod 4 boxes, sealed with 1 Tuke ether. B «t of ynmr » ~~~ Dranlst Ask for C iri -rireH.TFB ■ DIAMOND BRAND PILLS, (or U years k aewn as Rest. Safest. Always Reliable SOLD BY DRUGGISTS EVERYWHERE Medicine Lodge Men Buy Stock Ranches Dillon, July 25.—The Rife brothers of, the upper Medicine Lodge entered the ranks of the big livestock men of the county last Friday when Frank Rife purchased for the Rife interests two big ranches on Horse Prairie, one being the big place of the Hughes Ranch com ?any and the other being the Bloody >ick holdings of the C. JL. company, or Dave Metlen. The Hughes ranch deal is one of the biggest consummated here in a long time, the price being in the neighborhood of a quarter of a million dollars. In the deal was included 2,640 acres of deeded land, 960 acres of leased land, 1,100 Saturday, July 26, 1919. Those Who Are On the Lookout For Bargains Will Look at Berger's Today Women's Fine Lisle HOSE Our special price Made of carefully selected yarns strongly reinforced where the wear comes. A beautifully fash ioned hose. All sizes shown in black, white, pearl, suede, beaver and cordovan. Children's White Mercerized HOSE Now priced at A first grade hose made of fine quality mercerized cotton yarn, in sizes from 4 to 6%. A hose re markable for its fine finish and wearing quality. » Women's Bungalow APRONS Our special price $1.25 Neatly made aprons of plain blue, pink and fancy stripe, plaid -and nurse stripe percales, some are trimmed with ric-rac braid, others have bound edges. Excel lent values at this low price. Women's Rust-Proof CORSETS A Special Lot at $1.98 These are fashionable model#, high or low bust—they respond t® every action of the body, and al ways retain their shape, scientifi cally designed and perfectly mada. SALE Household and Kitchen ware Formerly sold at 10c, 15c, 20c and even 25 cent articles all to be cleared away at anly 5c. Read the list below carefully, check off what you want, then come in today and get your selection at a mere fraction of the regular price. Glass tumblers, potato mashers, pie plates, paper doilies, spoons, knives, forks, funnels, soap beaters, hand brushes, tea strainers, curry comb, screw drivers, nail sets, gimlets, toilet paper hangers, mouse and rat ttaps, sink cleaners, pliers, framed pictures, strainers, colanders, stove polish and manj' other things. Aluminum Ware At About Half-Price Every piece in stock must go at greatly reduced prices; now' s time to replenish your kitchen equipment, and buy the missing pieces at half the old prices. Large size teakettles at only $2.95. Frying pans at 95c. Egg poachers only 75c. Dripping pans at 95c. Large pre serving kettles $1.45. Stew kettles at only $1.45. One quart size thermos bottle at $2.95. Every Piece a Bargain New Novelty Are Being Used Extensively Come and see how well we have planned to meet your requirements. New novelty shape pat ent 2eather and moire silk bags in black, grey, navy, and red, silk lined and fit ted with Melba Rouge, lib stick and compact face powder sets. $6.75 and $7.45. COATS, CAPES AND DOLMANS Really worth two or three times the clean-up price $9.95 This is our final clean-up of the summer season. Our last snd greatest reductions have been made. Part of our profit—yes, even part of the original wholesale prices we paid for the goods, can now be added to your savings account. Every garment can be suitably worn well into early fall and is marked down to a price lower than we have ever quoted before. A Splendid Collection of New Silk Dresses at $19.75 For street and business wear, these new garments which emphasize quality in their materials, are admirably suited. They're simple, yet graceful in line, with just the necessray "touch" of trimming to give "character" to the appearance of every woman. The materials are georgette, taffeta and soft beautifully draping messalines. There are all wanted shades to choose from. We unhesitatingly recommend these dresses to women who desire garments of style and service at a modérât cost. New Georgette Waists Specially Priced at $4.98 These were all bought from a manufacturer below his regular prices because he wanted to clear out every waist on hand. Not all sizes in each style but every size is represented in the assort ment. We never had the pleasure of presenting to you such beautiful blouses at this low price. Women's Fine Hats Now reduced to $3.98 Values up to $9.75 Boys' Khaki Pants —Knickerbocker style, well made throughout. Kxtra special value, QQ m at only wOv Boys' Blouses and shirts of good quality percale, nil sizes in iQ. the assortment, at only twv MEN!—Sure Savings on These Today— Men's Khaki Pants —Good heavy grade of excellent quality, made with j,,.- - ~~a loop. Special $2.45 Men 's Shirts and Drawers —Fine soft balbriggan or porous knit ua derwear. Special at only per garment 49c Cash and One Price Only * wnw. i Fi Y 98c Man's Work Shirts — lîlue chnmbray work shirts of good quality and made in full size patterns. Special Men's Union Suits —WMte knitted garments with sh<<rt sleeves and ankle length. Special, QQ« only Ö5JU Men's Ffne Lisle Sox— In black white, blue and l'altu Ueach. K^tra special value at only, QC a per pair Men's Sport and Drass Shirts—In a va riet v of fancy popular patterns. $1.50 and $1.73 values, ** for only 97c cattle, 2,500 sheep and 100 horses. The land cuts 1,200 tons of hay. Both this ranch and the Metlen ranch will be operated in connection with the Rife interests on the upper Medicine Lodge. The Metlen Paneh contains 1,280 acres and was formerly the prop erty of Hawley Selway. The price paid for it was $25,000. FUNERAL OF B. R. FOWLER IS HELD AT CONRAD Special to The Daily Tribune. Conrad, July 24.—The funeral of B. R. Fowler, a prominent rancher and cit izen of Great Falls formerly of Conrad, was held at the Presbyterian church to dav at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. L. Hawkins officiating. W. H. George of Great Falls iiad charge of the body, which was placed in the Hillside cemetery. Eastern Star Temple Costing a Million, to House Records Urged Seattle, July 25.—Washington and Cleveland are apparently the chief con tenders for the next triennial assembly of the Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, now in session here, with the opinion of delegates inclining toward the national capital. Construction of an Eastern Star tem ple costing at least $1,000,000 for safe guarding the permanent records of the order was recommended to the assembly by George M. Hyland, most worthy grand patron, in his report. Three Jap Princes, Brothers-in-Law of Emperor, to Visit U. S. Tokio, July 6—(Associated Press Cor respondence)—Japanese newspapers an nounce that three brothers-in-law of Em peror Yoshihlto will soon visit the Unit ed States, Great Britain and France for military inspection. They will stay abroad for about three years. The im perial travelers are princes Kitashira kawa, Asaka and Iligashi Kuni. POSTMASTERS FOR MONTANA Special to The Daily Tribune. Washington, July 25.—David R. Billin ter has been appointed postmaster at Ajerton and Albert L. Baker at Beehive.