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APPLYINQ STORAGE SYSTEM FE
IRRIGATING PURPOSES. PLANS OF OR. SUDDUTH Large Area Near Lavina Will B Watered and Made Productive. From Friday's Daily Gazette. It may be said that all of the lands contiguous to running streams fron which water may be taken for irrigat ing have been settled, hence those who woula make their homes on the fertile valleys of the arid regions muss consider other methods of securing te needed supply of water it they wish to make those acres productive and of greater value than they possess as mere grazing lead. While some of the late comers regard with favor the idea of sinking wells and with wind mill or steam engine pump the water to the surface, others believe that the easiest solution of a vexatious prob lem is through the adoption of the reservoir or storage system. Because of the topography of the country, especially that of the arid regions of Montana, the latter system is easy of application in a great many instances, while the cost involved as a rule is also comparatively small. The more the question is studied in its various phases the more popular it is apparently becoming and it is safe to assume that within a short time much land now lying unproduc tive and useless will bb reclaimed in that manner and many homes added to those now dotting the valleys through which running stfteamss course their way. Practical Application. The system is about to be tried in this county and on a scale calculated to demonstrate its value beyond, a doubt, preliminaries having been per fected for a series of reservoirs, dams and the necessary ditches and later als by which it is believeded several large tracts of some of the best land in the state may be reclaimed. Dr. W. X. Judduth of Lavina is the one to inaugurate the enterprise and he has not the slightest doubt as to the outcome. Yesterday he filed no tice of the location of three water rights from which he expects to ob tain sufficient water to irrigate no fewer that 20 sections of land. The first is about 25 miles from the city, near Fairview ,and takes up the waters of Spring and Celander creeks. The water so secured can be easily led into a valley nearby which gradually narrows until at one point it is only a few hundred feet in width and where the creek bed is fairly deep and has abrupt, high banks. By building a dam at this point he be lieves enough water can be procured to irrigate at least 10 sections.. To accomplish this it will be nece5'sary to construct about 10 miles of .main ditch and the required number of laterals to properly distribute the walar By another location'he files on whal is known as Mabel lake.. Like in the first the doctor intends to build a d.ean across one end 'of the lake. This he expects will result in a reservoir of about 20 acres in extent. From Mable lake and Sand creek the water is to be drained into a main reservoir. which will probably cover two sec tions. By tunneling a short distance or else cutting a ditch deep enoug:h • the water from this reservoir can be conducted to a valley at a consideras ble lower elevation and five or six sections of land irrigated. By the third locat'on the docto- se cures the waters of Big Coulee 'reek, about six miles southwest of Lavina. Here also a dam will be erected and the water so stored is expected to be ample to irrigate over two sections more. Storing Waste Waters. The foregoing is only a rough out line lot what the doctor expects to do, as a more accurate description is im possible without a personal inspection of the land, or at least familiarity with the surveys and profiles. The principle or idea, however, is beUev ed to have been made clear enough to enable a comprehensive under standing of the doctor's plans. All the water he expects to secure now runs waste and is furnished by the spring freshets 'and rains, which, as is well known are of short duration and unless means are taken to con· serve the waters from that source so that they may be atr hand for use ,when needed later in the season are of no good to the -husbandman. It 'Is for the conservation of these waters fltt he 1q prqparing to construct his 'sys#M of saais and reservoirs. Of cours , Breajiepse that several years ".R#ttt _ patl-a .sbefore he i tto . e the full benefit of the wrater he dhtends to *tore. Th loss during the first ,aseon Will b great because of the porosity tof th soil, but by the following season thi will have been greatly overcome. Th silt which always forms at the bottos of ponds and lakes will gradually pac and solidify and in the course of few years, in this instance it I thought about three, the bottoms a the reservoirs will have become a hard that the 1ess by seepage will b practically nil. The same mly be said of th ditches and laterals, as all who hay had experience in irrigating or min l!g well kno*. The only loss tha will have to be reckoned is that b: evapor;ation, which is quite consider able in these high altitudes and con sequeent (ry atmosphere. Benefit to Others. While the intentions of "the docto: are selfishly prompted, it need not be surprising if by the adoption of hip plans of storing waters he mad prove a direct benefactor to others It is well known in many localities where large bodies of water are stor ed in reservoirs having only the natural soil for their sides and bot toms that in the course of time nev sources of supply have originated b3 springs appearing at considerable dis tances from these reservoirs, withou, apparently diminishing the 'content? of the reservoirs themselves. In this nature is manifesting only ene of its well known laws of "like begettine like." Should this, however, not oc cur he will still be a b]enefactor to `the extent of making productive a ldrge area of land now unproductive 'and without real value, and setting a good example to others. SUICIDE IS FEARED. Family of W. H. Heffner Alarmed Concerning His Safety. From Friday's Daily Gazette. This forenoon the son of W. H Fleffner, a well known resident of the city, appeared at the sheriff's office and requested Mr. Hubbard to assisi In a search for his father, saying he was fearful that he had done harm to himself. The son said that for sometime past his father had apparently nol been possessed of his usual sound. ness of mind and both he and his mother were apprehensive that he might atterlpt self destruction. He said that earlier this morning hie father had gone into the room where ie kept his revolver and put the weapon into his po4ket. Mrs. Heffnei bserved him and asked him what he Intended to do with the pistol, at the same time trying persuade him tc put it back. Instead of answering )r complying with her request he told her to keep away from him or she would be "the first to get it." He then left the house and started to walk toward the country. His son fol LoweCl him and attenipted to induce his father to give him the weapon, 3ut Mr. Heffner warned him to keep is distance on penalty of being killed. rhis alarmed the son and he report ,d the matter to the sheriff. Now If Jali. About 2 o'clock this afternoon the officers returned with Heffner` in charge. They found him near Canyon creek, about a dozen miles from the city. When told by them that he must accompany them he made a show of resistance and also attempt ed to use the revolver he had, but the officers overpowered him and brought him back in safety. Because of the dangerous mood in which he was it was deemed advisable to place himt in jail where he would be power less to injure either himself or an other. HIS COMMITMENT IS ORDERED From Saturday's Daily Gazette. W. I. Heffner, taken into custody yesterday on complaint of members of his family, was given an examiantion this afternoon before W. O. Parker, chairman of the board of county com missioners, and Drs. Rinehart and Baxter as examining physicians. The testimony and the manner of the un fortunate man himself was such as to leave no doubt as to his mental incapacity and he was adjudged a fit subject for commitment to the insane asylum. While laboring under no particular form of hallucination, the evidence showed that he was likely to become dangerous and commit some overt act upon the slightest imaginary provocation. He spoke about a man who he said lived on Wolf' island, near New Orleans, who owed him some money for a house he built for himsometimebeforethe war and want ed to go there, saying he was not feeling well and desired to leave for some place where he could receive proper treatment. He also said that when he left home yesterday morning it was for the purpose of going to Wolf island. The fact was brought out that he had threatened geveral members of his family recently and he warned them yesterday to leave him alone or he would Ahoot them, at the same time making gestures toward a revolver he had in his pocket. COURT IS ADJOURNED. '. Will Reconvene for Trial of Case May 12. From Friday's Daily Gazette.. :. As court convenes at l~oSythl nex, Monday Judge Loud did no more yes terday than to call the calendar an, dispose of ex parte matters. At the anclusion he adjourned until May 12 when a jury will be summoned froir box No. 3, containing the names oj residents of the city, an arrangeient to wh.ch the attorneys interested con sented because of the time it woulc require to secure a panel from the outlying sections. The case of Lucena S. W.dswortl vs. C. M. Luderman waf, called and hearing fixed for May 12, at 9 a. nm. The case of William Etien. vs. H B. Drum, continued from the last term, was set for May 13. When. the .matter of Austin North administrator, vs. Squire Van Houter was called a motion to dismiss was en tered by plaintiff's attorney. On be half of the defendant waiver wa. made of all liability upon the replevi. bond given at the last term of court Must Show Cause. In the matter of the estate of Joh: W. Owens, deceased, an-order was en tered suspending the administrator A. T. Owens, and the petition of Anna A. Owens to be, released from the ad ministrator's bond was granted. A citation was ordered issued requiring the administrator/ to show cause. why he should not be relieved from'all au. thority as such and his letters re yoked. May 13, at 1:30 p. m., was set as the date and time" for making answer. These Are Discharged. In re estate of Henry Chapple , order shortening the time was made and the administratrix discharged, the order for her final discharge being signed in open court. The petition 'of H. F. Clement for final 'discharge as administrator of the estate of William Seeley, deceas ed, was granted and the order for his discharge signed. Went by Default. The case of Annie Weyerhorst vs. Joseph Weyerhorst was quickly dis posed of. The defendant had under taken to act as his own attorney in the matter and wrote to the court what was accepted as a demurrer. In another communication he said he would do nothing further in the way of contesting the action, relying upon his first statement to act as a bar to the proceedings. His ignorance of the law and of court proceedure was such that the demurrer failed to stlick and was over ruled and the defendant ordered to mfake answer instanter. This he fail ed to liave on hand and a default was ordered entered. T1}e matter will now come for settlement on plaintiff's proof. In or der that she may obtain the coveted decree she will have to appear in per son and also produce two witnesses who wjll give testimony corrobora tive of her allegations in the corn pleaint. THE STATE'S FINANCES. Amounts in Various Funds at End of April. State Treasurer A. ji. Barret's monthly statement made up to the close -of business Wednesday shows that Montana has a good fat roll to the credit of its numerous funds This statement shows that the re ceipts of April aggreagted $53,464.63, while the amount paid out for the same' period was $8,558.84. The bal ances in the funds follow: Permanent school ...... $ 82,503 52 School income .......... 29,230 40 Ufiiversity bond .... .... 17,067 54 Permanent 'university .... 1,237 50 NormAal School bond . .. 47,331 60 Agricultural college bond.. 3,945 32 Deaf and dumb asylum in terest and sinking .... 3,984 50 Reform school building .. 2,205 00 State capitol building ..... .4,924 47' Schools of mines building. 2,834 95r School of mines building in terrest and sinking .... 17,767 66 General ....~ ...... .... 40,758 88 Stock inspector and detec. 31,148 35 Stock Indemnity .... .... 7,607 58 Sheep inspection and ind.. 9,792 84 State bounty .......... 15,280 91 Fish and game .......... 17,798 98 University library ...... 1,877 00 State law library ......... 704 89 Medical, board ...... ... 117 46 State examiner's ........ 8,015 00 fscheated estates .....7....7,828 46 Soldiers' home ...... '.... 6,759 48 Capitol building interest and sinking .......... 10,690 24 Beautifying capitolgrounds 759 0n Agricultural college income 14,120 40 Permanent agricultural col lege ...... .... ...... 3,632 80 University building ...... 5,686 36 Total ..................$395,614 55 The condition of the permanent .chool fund is, shown as follows: Bonds, $315,838; warrants, $43,885; ,ash, $82,508.52; total, $442,231.52. As to the permanent university fund bonds, $45,000;' cash, $1,237..50; total, 146,237.50. ELKS' HU81E WARMING. Dedication of New Lodge Roon Proves Happy Event, d'rom Friday's Daily Gasette. With music and* dance r Billings lodge, B. P. 0. . Elks, dedicated its new home last night and the event proved to be one that will bgelong and pleasantly recalled by those who were present. The hall had been artisically deco rated, purple and white being the predominait -note in the color scheme. Broad streamers of these colors din tertwined gracefully draped the sides of the room and hung in soft festeons from the ceiling. Loper down a frieze of white broke the monotony of the tinted walls and afforded a happy relief to the eye. At intervals about the sides appeared huge palms w(hich reared their tall heads above the whirling dancers and gave a pleasihg variety to the picture of life and color. The dias indicating the station of the exalted ruler had been prepared as a platform for the orchestra end was almnost liiddan by a profusion of the same plants. To the left stood a huge mounted_ elk, facing the en trance. From eqch prong of the im mense antlers glowed a tiny electric light alternating in purple and white. The kitchen had also been decorat ed and from it, through the open door, were served punch and wafers. It was 1 o'clock this morning when the dance broke up. HEY REMEMBER HIM. _e alhoun Receives Present From Old Friends. ' arefully stored away at the fire tation, which is also police head quarters, is a present received a few days ago by Chief Calhoun from a couple of his old Billings friends, but now residing at Salt Lake City, W. E. Henry and E. B. Babcock. While treasured because of its, pssociations anid as an evidence of the. ,sort of friendship that neither time nor, dis tance can sever, the little memento possesses an intrinsic as well as senti mental value and therefore is all the more highly prized by the iproud owner.. The "boys" learned of Mr. Calhoun's 'appointment as head of the "Magic City's" police department and decid ed to send him something that would not only be a testimonial of their re gard and esteem, but which could also be put to practical use, accordingly they selected two articles of police equipment, a, revolver and a club. The former is a formidable weapon and only a glance at it is needed to subdue the most desperate man that has ever been ordered to yield to the law's minions. A card attached bears a legend indicating it to have been the personal gift- of Mr. Henry and is dedicated " To our chief." Em bellishing the card is a picture of a skull and croes bones, no doubt intend ed to be indicative of the deadliness of the weapon,. The club, while probably a little too ornate for an ordinary "copper," is comportable with the dignity that at taches to the chieftaincy of a regi ment of peace conservators. It is the joint gift of the two gentlemen. Its dimensions are in keeping with the herculean proportions of the chief and should he ever be compelled to wield it in a crowd the slaughter and carnage bound to follow will be awful to contemplate. The directions' accompanying it advise' that it be "Well shaken before taken" and give a hint of its deadly nature in the recommendation, "One dose of this and then use pink pa-la-la." Evidently still mindful of their in itiation into the Maverick Hose com pany, the donors in another inscrip tion advise the chief to "Use plenty on the Mavericks after a fire. This will give you nerve." Various other inscriptions embel lished the leathere loop attached to the handle of the club, but the fpre going are sufficient to show the orig inality displayed by the givers in the composition of sentiments ,deemed ap propriate to an affair of that kind. Quick, reliable shbe repairing.fPost office basement. 74-tf Fortune Favors a Texan. "Having distressing pains in 'head. back and stomach, and being without appetite, I began to use Dr.King's New Life Pills," writes W. P. Whitehead of Kennedale, Tex., "and soon felt like a new man." Infallible in stomach and liver troubles. 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