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TUBEAN8 AND FRIDAYS. Subsoription hares. 'Onat! year, In avance ........... 3.00 1t: moontas ....................* 1.50 EIatered at the Billings Postomce as tsecond Class Matter. Tuesday, July 9, 1907. .TOOK DOWN THE .FLAGS. Sheriff Henderson of Silver Bow county is to be commended on his prompt action in tearing down three Japanese flags which had been hoisted by a colony of Japanese without the American flag accompanying them. It is a wonder, however, that some effort has not been made by the ego tistical mongul-eyed foreigners to add it to the list of difficulties that have arisen between Japan and the United States. The Japanese flag was flying over three box cars on the Great Northern railroad near Butte. There was no sign of an American flag. Passengers reported it to Sheriff Henderson on their arrival in Butte, and he and Un dersheriff Bailey went to the Jap camp and took down the flags. One was flying from each car when he arrived. The Japanese were warned not !to dis play the flags again uhless they were accompanied by Old Glory. A NOVEL LABOR CONTEST. A novel contest between a labor union and a-railroad corporation is be ing carried on in Kansas. The Na tional Union of American Trackmen, composed of the section hands on rail roads throughout the country, is try ing to secure an increase in wages. The request was refused by the rail roads. The trackmen did not strike, but decided to force the companies to raise the wages of trackmen in an other manner. The workmen claim that the road beds, ties and rails used on western railroads are in a dangerous condi tion. They took the Missouri Pacific railroad as an example, and the of fleers of the union went before the Kansas 'state board of railroad com missioners and filed charges that poor tracks, bad ties and broken rails were in use on the company's lines in Kan sas and asked the commission to com pel the company to put them in a con dition that would be less dangerous to travelers and trainmen. Publication of a weekly paper was started by the union and in it is print ed pictures of bad ties and broken rails in use on the railroad. In this manner, the union's officials believe, the railroads can be forced to expend more money on their roadbeds and increase the wages of their em ployes. It is a most unique contest and without a parallel in the labor dis putes of the country. HE HAD TO DO IT. It has now been announced that John D. Rockefeller has accepted ser vice of a subpoenae issued by Judge cLandis of the United States district court in Chicago and has said he would =be willing to appear before that court `hd testify. Previous to the service of the sum mons considerable was printed in the daily papers of the country, specu lating as to whether or not Mr. Rocke feller would consent to appear in court and whether or not he would permit the serving of the subpoenae. 'Mr. Rockefeller's consent did not have anything to do with it. The powers of federal courts and of United States marshals are such that there was not the slightest reason to doubt but what Mr. Rockefeller would have to appear in court. Court officials -are no respectors of persons. They have the authority to subpoenae any one they wish, rich or poor, and Mr. Rockefeller, despite his millions, in the eyes of an honest ju diciary is no better than the humblest citizen. W-hen Judge Landis said that Mr. Rockefeller must appear in court he meant it and when Mr. Rockefeller agreed to accept service and appear to testify, he did nothing more than he had to do. ROCKEFELLER IN COURT. The testimony of John D. Rockefel ler before the federal court in Chicago yesterday proved to be rather tame, but it must certainly have been appar ent to any one in the court room that either John D. was a collossal prevar icator or. else he knew less about the management of the corporation of which he is the head and from which 'he- received his great wealth, than even the office boy should know. If any man in his employ should pi6ve to know as little about the busi nass of his master as Mr. Rockefeller aipparently knows about his own busi hess, he would be discharged instant er,: ,And to think that to such a man the whole American nation pays trib :Jo h D. '.Rockefeller, despite ' his waltº,l was brought into court, how ",-ld/his appearance proved one hl i least, if lp other good-comes Iah d , that is that the wealthiest is t affagble to the law. -h- M r. E Rkefeller has been the courtsi let the good work goon. aItis to be iopidthaevery official of the great trust bcl be ibrought into court and made divulge what he knows about the operation of the .mo nopoly' that exacts tribute from the entire world. SLAMMING THE :STAWBERRIES. The learned :bygenists ,are again slamming the strawberry. They de clare that people should not eat the little red berries as they cause what is termed "strawberry disease," which is said to make people irritable, sulky, morose and cause them to want to be alone and have an intollerance of be ing asked questions. The trouble is ascribed to the acids in the berry. It was only a few years ago that another scientific man declared that the little red berry had a bad affect on the nerves and caused people to go crazy. We wonder what the scientists will discover next. They seem to have a prejudice against the popular little berry, but it is doubtful if the public 'will join them. In fact, most people would be will ing to run the risk of all the dangers suggested just to 'secure a nice dish of ripe, juicy strawberries. SOMIE GOOD ADVICE. It has been contended for a long time by the clergy and others possess ing the authority to perform marriage ceremonies that there was too much form and, not enough good sound ad vice and instruction in the wedding service. 'There are the ,long church ceremonies and the short legal ones, but what is there in the wording of any of them that will act as a guide for the future of the young people just entering the marriage state- It is against this that the clergy and others, who have made a study of the statistics in connection with the fail ure of marriages, have protested. And their protest has been a wise one. It would be a good plan for those who have been given the authority to solemnize marriage to adopt the sys tem used by one of the justices in Des Moines, Ia. Besides the usual formula required to make the contract binding, he puts in considerable good advice to both bride and groom. He tells them how they should live and the relations they should bear to each other. Among other things, he says to the bride: Always be at home to greet your husband when he arrives tired from work. Always have meals ready and warm. Don't let afternoon card parties and clubs interfere with your home duties. Be as particular about your dress when expecting him home as you were before you were married. If he wants to go to some place of amusement, go with him. If he wishes to stay at home, try and make that sojourn of his the happiest period of his day. Keep his clothes tidy and always at hand. Use all your charms to keep him with as much vigor as you exerted them to catch him. The advice he gives to the groom is well worth heeding. It is a warn ing against the very things he is too apt to do. To the young man he says: Remember that your wife stays at home all day and that though it is pleasant for you to stay there evenings that she too desires a change. When your wife has her meals well prepared do not spoil her dinner by sitting down in your dirty clothes. Dress yourself and appear at her table as you would at that of her mother when seeking her daughter's hand. If your meal is well cooked, say so. Do not be satisfied with eating it. All women love to be praised for theih virtues. Do not be angry with her if other men speak to her and admire her. You would not want her for a 'wife if she did not appeal to others. Rather, be proud that she gave you her heart. Do -not spend all your income on yourself and leave your wife poorly clad, for while she likes to see you well dressed, if she finds other people despise you for neglect to her she can not help but weaken in her love for you. Remember that in keeping your house and helping you save, she is a co-partner and not a mere consumer. She is accordingly entitled to a share of the profits. Give her this which the law recognizes belongs to her. If obeyed, the instructions would reduce the work of the divorce courts. They can be read with profit by those who contemplate matrimony and by th se who are already married. A UNIQUE MEETING. In the way of unique metings Ba sin, Wyo., probably takes the plum. The entire business of the meeting was transacted over the telephone. The board of directors of the Big Horn County Fair association is com posed of busy men. They did not have time to drop their work and at tend a meeting in some hall or office, so the unique plan of holding the meeting over the telephone was adopt ed. Each member of the board was connected by telephone and for 35 minutes they discussed matters of importance and transacted their busi ness. The entire arrangements for a big fair were discissed and perfected in this manner. The meeting was said to have been siuch a success that in the future the board will transact all its business thus. It is a plan that undoubtedly means a large saving in time and time savers are what cotint in this age of progress. As a result corporations. boards, of directors,. etc.,. in many 'places will probably adopt the tele phone plan ;of holding meetings, such as was used it Basin. AID BUILDING GOOD ROADS. The United States department of agriculture has taken up the question of road construction and it expects to have a study made of the difficulties encountered in the building of roads in different parts of the country. The information will be furnished to the newspapers of each community, that the general public may become ac quainted with the best method of building roads in any particular local ity. It is the intention of the govern ment to provide technical knowledge such as will enable communities to receive better returns for the money they are now spending in road con struction and improvement. More than $80,000,000 are expended annually on the improvement of the roads in the country. Experts have figured that the loss from improper methods of road building is several millions of that sum. The work un dertaken by the department of agri culture ought to reduce this loss con siderably. There are certain principles, accord ing to a circular issued by the de partment, which underlie the art of road building and maintenance, and certain methods known to many engi neers and road builders which are easily understood and easily put into practice. Unfortunately, these simple principles and methods are not univer sally known. With the co-operation of the press of the nation the plan ought to be successful and the condition of the roads in America greatly improved in the next few years. RED LODGE HAS A JUST COM PLAINT. Red Lodge believes it has a Just complaint against the Northern Paci fic. railroad because of the treatment it received from that railroad o'n the occasion of the Fourth of July cele bration there. The Red Lodge Picket says that the treatment received from the railroad was the only regretable circumstance in connection with the celebration. Judging from its state ment of the case, the complaint is a just one. The Picket says: "Days before the Fourth the com mittee took up with the various offi cials of the road the matter of se. curing an excursion train out of Bill ings, and this was suplemented with a request from the other end of th line, but no sort of.satisfaction could be secured. These requests were made by wire direct to headquarters at St. Paul and Assistant General Su perintendent Dan Boyle at Livingston. To all these the answer came that the company ,could' do notihing be cause of lack of equipment. An ef fort was finally made to try and get the Northern Pacific to furnish flat cars or any kind of an old train out of Billings, but the company wouldn't even do this. "At the last moment on the mnorning of the Fourth three extra coaches were attached to the regular train in the Billings yards and the excursion ists there swarmed aboard. Fully a thousand of the people of Billings had congregated at the depot to come to Red Lodge to spend the Fourth, but not more than half of them Could get on the train. "Instead of putting on a larger en gine or a d6uble header, the company started the train out of Billings with a little dinky locomotive, entirely inadequate to pull the train. As a re sult several stops had to be made en route to get up steam, and the train, which should have reached Red Lodge t 1 o'clock in the afternoon, came poking along with its load of 500 tired, hungry and disgusted excursionists at 4 o"clock. To add to this imposition the train started back within an hour and a half and it was impossible for the committee or anyone else to as certain just when the start would be made from Red Lodge on the return trip. "The excursionists were treated with scant courtesy. They either had to hang around the depot or else run the chance of getting left. Those who did come upl'town expected that when the train got ready to pull out an nouncement would be made by at least blowing the whistle of the en gine, but even this was not done. Al together, it was as scurvy a trick as was ever played by any railroad on any people. Being unable to find out anything about the train's departure, more than 100 excursionists were left in Red Lodge. The company and all its officials from Cleland down to Boyle and the dispatcher at Living ston were roasted by everybody, and for just cause, too." Bryan's name received a cold recep tion at the Tammany Fourth of July celebration when a western orator tried to get an ovation for the Nebras kan. When his adherents called for three cheers for Bryan, they were given by only a few people. But that is not half as bad a turn down as the man from Nebraska will receive should he become the democratic standard bearer in 1908. America is 'again supreme. May Sutton has regained the world cham pionship in tennis. Labor day will be the first Mondav' in September. Decoration day, Fourth of July and several other holidays this year have been passed in Billings without very elaborate celebrations, so it is hoped that' the laboring men will commence now and arrange for a big time on the one day out of the year set aside to do homage to the pro ducer. It is to be hoped that the la bor unions in Billings will take the mter. up at once. It is not too early to begin. 'The trip of the business men from Omaha, who were through Billings early in June on their "great north west excursion," must have proved an eye opener to all of them. They are now planning to make another trip through Wyoming and eastern Mon tana. One or two more trips here will reveal such wonders to -them that they will never return, but take up their abode in the Yellowstone val ley. The most eloquent tribute that could have been paid to the memory of Francis Murphy, the great tem perance advocate, 'was that of the sa loonkeepers of Los Angeles, who clos ed their places of business during the hours the 'body lay in'state. He was their greatest opponent, but they rec ognized the big-heartedness of the man. It was a remarkable tribute. John D. Rockefeller has found it anl easy matter to evade the service of the state courts, because of his resi dences in so many different states. But when he had to deal with the fed eral courts, it was different. If want ed in one state he went to a residence in another, but when wanted in the United States he had no residence outside to which he could go. A wonderful story of prosperity is told by the assessment roll of Yel lowstone county, which has just been completed by Assessor Smith. The in creased valuation of property in the county in the past 12 months is nearly $2,000,000. It is doubtful if there is another county, under similar condi tions, in the entire United States that can show such an increase. Again the American newspapei reading public must peruse the naus eating accounts of the White-Nesbit Thaw relations that preceded the trag edy of Madison Square garden. A sensation loving public will want them and the daily papers will print them. but it would be better if some means could be found to suppress the details. The federal troops are marching through Georgia. This time, however, it is a peaceful mission. The party is composed of a number of young graduates from the army school at Fort Leavenworth who have been de tailed to make the trip to study the tactics used by General Sherman and General Johnstono When the big flotalla of American warships, cruisers, and smalled boats sails around Cape Horn this fall on its way to Pacific waters the subjects of the mikado can set up and take no tice. It will be a silent warning to the little brown man, telling him not to get too gay with your Uncle Sam. Six million dollars will be paid this year for the wool crop of Montana. Yellowstone county will receive more than five-twelfths of that sum. When it is considered that wool is only one product in the great sheep industry, it is no wonder we shout prosperity in the great Yellowstone valley. The wool clip is a record breaker, the crops are flourishing and there is a good growth of grass everywhere. Conditions were certainly never more favorable for continued prosperity in the Yellowstone valley than they are right now. Missouri boasts a girl jockey in Miss Dorothy Tyler of Joplin. Needless to say she wins all races she rides in It would be most ungallant for the men jockeys to defeat her. The la dies first, you know. General Luke E. Wright has been suggested by some of the southern papers as a possible candidate for the democratic nomination for the presi dency. General Wright is one man The Kansas Chautauqua could have advertised the world's two greatest ex plorers as among its speakers. One was Baldwin, who tried to find the north pole, the other W. J. Bryan. As has been the case with most em bezzlers and defaulters, so was it with Chester E. Runyan, defaulting teller of the Windsor Trust company. A woman was partially to blame. Fourth' of July rolled up its usual large number of victims in 1907. More than 36 people were killed and more than 1,471 were injured in the United States. who, despite the fact that he is a dem ocrat, has by ability and force of char acter compelled the recognition of his abhities by the republican administra tion. i-WANTS ANOTHER CHANCE. Squires' Backer Asks for Return En gagement With Burns. Melbourne, Victoria, July 8.-The backer of Bill Squires, the Australian pugilist who was defated by Tommy Burns at Colma, Cal., July 4, has ca 14ed ..o the United States, offering to I give Burns $2,500 and the whole gate money, win or lose or draw, for a re turn fight with Squires within a month. STATE, COMMENT. The fact is, the laborer of today has luxuries that neither Queen Elizabeth nor King George of our great grand fathers' time ever dreamed of-daily mail, telephone, street cars, electricity for domestic purposes, homes well lighted, well plumbed and well heated, to say nothing of the thousand and one articles that we daily use and not re gard as luxuries - for example, matches. Nowadays contagious dis eases do not devastate our cities; be cause state and municipal laws unite to enforce protective sanitation. Never were homes so clean and well cared for as by the housekeepers of today. Fort Benton Press. * * While some of the farmers of this county are pessimistic in regard to the hay crop, the Times has no hesitancy in predicting that when haying time comes it will be found that the crop is fully up to the usual standard and in many places it wi,, be even above the average, and the Increase in price received, on account of the shortage in other states, will give the Madison county farmer better returns for this year's crops than has been received for many years.-Virginia City Times. Since the New York World still ap pears to be receiving answers to the question, "What is a Democrat?" we venture the suggestion that it is a male person who seldom acquires a sore throat as a result of cheering the election returns.-Helena Independ ent. The Great Falls Tribune is making a herculean effort to create political capital out of the abandonment of Fort Assinniboine as a military post, But it's motive is entirely too appar ent to accomplish the purpose sought. -Carbon County Republican. New York city will sell $29,000,000 in 50-year 4 per cent bonds. By taking the whole issue Sellers Largey would be assured of an income that would enable him to keep several shows on the road.-Missoulian. * ** Since so many good remedies have been proposed for the extermination of dandelions, the city authorities might set up an experimental station somewhere along the Dillon sidewalks. -Dillon Tribune. An exchange suggests that Vermont democrats have an advantage over their brethren in other states, in that when Mr. Bryan goes among them they can all hear him under one roof. -Meagher Republican. * ** Nor is it quite plain why American gold should go to Europe with such splendid spending and grafting facili ties as are now afforded in all parts of the home country.-Butte Inter Moun tain. Carrie Nation is now living in Wash ington City. She was arrested there the other day for disorderly conduct and was fined $z,,. Among New York's most valuable utilities is a man named Hughes, who has taken up his residence at Albany. -Butte News. RODE THROUGH CREEKS Billings Boys Have Exciting Ride in Automobile to Livingston-Machine Breaks on Return. James Carwile and Ellsworth Reilly returned yesterday from an automo bile trip to Livingston. While on the trip they encountered a number of creeks where the recent high water washed the bridges away., but they drove right through the creeks in spite of the fact that the auto was sometimes completely submerged in the water. The trip to Hunter's Hot Springs was made the first day, and after spending the night at the springs they • ntinued their journey to Livingston., After spending a couple of days in Livingston, the start on the return trip was made, but when they got to Park City a bearing on the axle of one of the wheels broke and was cutting the axle in such a manner that they had to leave the car there and return to this city by rail. 0. W. Barrows left for Park City last night to make the necessary re pairs and will return with the car to day. MIR. SLOWEN IS BETTER Expects That Quarantine Will Be Re moved in Few Days-False Rumors in Circulation. W. I. Slowen, chief telegrapher of the Northern Pacific, who has been :onfined to his home with diphtheria, s rapidly improving and is able to Je out. None of the rest of the family ire sick. The quarantine has not yet )een removed, but it is expected it will be in a very few days. The report was circulated yesterday •rom an unknown sourse that Mr. Blowen was dead, but on the contrary, ie has practically recovered from his *ecent sickness. It is not expected hat any more of the Slowen family sill be taken sick, as an antitoxin vas administered to all of them. MARTS OF TRADE New York Money. . New York, July 8.-Money, dn call firm, 5 to 6 per, cent; ruling rate, 5%; closing bid, 5 per cent; offered at 5% per cent. Time loans strong; 60 days, 4% per cent; 90 days, 4% per cent; six months, 5% to 6 per cent. Prime mercantile paper, 4% to 6 per cent; stekling exchange firm, with ac tual business in bankers' bills, 487.05@ 487.10 for demand and at 485.95@486 for 60-day bills. Posted rates, 484% and 486; commercial bills, 483%@ 483%. Bar silver, 67%, Mexican dollars, 52%. Government bonds and railroad bonds irregular. New York Bonds. U. S. refunding 2s registered, 105, U. S. refunding 2s coupon, 105. U. S. 3s registered, 102%. U. S. 3s coupon, 103. U. S. new 4s registered, 128¼. U. S. new 4s coupon, 128%. Omaha Livestock. Omaha, July 8.-Cattle-Receipts, 3,300. Market strong to 10 cents high er. Native steers, $firstname.lastname@example.org; cows and heifers, $3@5; western steers, $3.50%5.50; Texas steers, $email@example.com; cows and heifers, $firstname.lastname@example.org; canners, $2@3; stockers and feeders, $email@example.com; calves, $firstname.lastname@example.org; bulls and stags, $email@example.com. Hogs--teceipts, 8,000. Market 5 cents lower. Heavy, $firstname.lastname@example.org%: mixed, $email@example.com; light, $5.77%@ 5.85; pigs, $firstname.lastname@example.org; bulk, $5.75@ 5.771%. Sheep - Receipts, 5,700. Market steady. Yearlings, $email@example.com; weth ers, $firstname.lastname@example.org; ewes, $email@example.com; lambs, $firstname.lastname@example.org. Kansas City Livestock. Kansas City, July 8.-Cattle-Re ceipts, 15,000. Market steady to 10 cents lower. Native steers, $4.50@ 6.75; native cows and heifers, $2.25@ 5.25; stockers and feeders, $3.25@ 5.iu; bulls, $email@example.com; calves, $3.75@ 6.25; western fed steers, $firstname.lastname@example.org; western fed cows, $email@example.com. Hogs - Receipts, 7,000. Market weak. Bqlk, $firstname.lastname@example.org/; heavy, $email@example.com; packers, $5.90@5,971/s; light, $5.921/ @6. Sheep - Receipts, 8,000. Market steady to 10 cents lower. Muttons, $5 @6; lambs, $firstname.lastname@example.org; range weth ers, $email@example.com; fed ewes, $4@5. Chicago Livestock. Chicago, July 8.-Cattle-Receipts, 28,000. Market shade higher. Beeves, $firstname.lastname@example.org; cows, $1..email@example.com; heifers, $firstname.lastname@example.org; calves, $email@example.com; good to prime steers, $firstname.lastname@example.org; poor to me dium, $email@example.com; stockers and feed ers, $firstname.lastname@example.org. Hogs - Receipts 40,000. Market steady. Light, .email@example.com; mixed, $firstname.lastname@example.org½; heavy, $5.35@6; rough, $email@example.com; pigs, ...firstname.lastname@example.org; good to choice heavy, $5.90@6; bulk of sales, $email@example.com. Sheep - Receipts, 25,000. Market steady. Natives, $firstname.lastname@example.org; western, $email@example.com; yearlings, $firstname.lastname@example.org; lambs, $email@example.com; western fed, $firstname.lastname@example.org. Chicago Grain and Produce. Chicago, July 8.-Ideal weather fox harvesting in the southwest causd a fresh break of more than 2 cents in the price of wheat to!day. At tIhe close the September delivery was off 13% cents, corn was down %, oats 1/ lower and provisions down 5 to 12% cents. The wheat market opened firm, be cause of higher prices at Liverpool, in the face of Saturday's decline here, The strength, however, was short liv ed. The excellent weather in this country brought liberal offerings from local holders and by the end of the first 15 minutes prices had declined near two cents below the high mar ket at the opening. Thrloughout the remainder of the day the market con tinued weak. The crop situation in this country was the leading factor in the day's trading and a number of bullish advices from Europe were seemingly ignored. Advices were re ceived from Kansas that the thresh ing returns would be larger than ex pected. These statements weakened the market materially. The close was weak. September opened .@1/ to %@% cent higher at 97 to 97½, de clined to 95 and closed at 95%@951/2. The slump in wheat and excelelnt growing weather for the crop was responsible for a sharp break in corn. Later the market regained a large part of the loss on covering by shorts. The close was weak. September open ed %t@~ to % lower at 55 to 55%, declined to 54% and closed at 55@, 55%. Oats opened firm in sympathy with wheat, and later decline, along with the break in that grain. September opened unchanged to % higher, at 39% to 39%, sold off to %@% and closed at 39%. Trading in provisions was small, and the market was weak. At the close pork was off 121, lard was down five cents and ribs were 5@7% lower. St. Louis Wool. St. Louis, July 8.-Wool lower. Me dium grades combing and clothing, 25 to 26; light fine, 23 to 24; heavy, 15 to 17; tub washed, 30 to 36½. The very latest designs in Ladies' Engraved Calling Cards and Embossed Note Paper and Envelopes at the Ga zette office. MAY SPRAY ALL ORCHARDS C. I. GARDNER RECEIVES HIS NEW SPRAYER. FOR USE IN THE VALLEY Local Inspector Declares There Are Large Number of Pests Harming the Orchards in Vicinity of Billings Urges Use of a Spray. The spraying machine which the state board of horticulture shipped to Billings for use in the Yellowstone valley was received yesterday by C. I. Gardner, local inspector for the board and who will have charge of it. It has been sent to the farm of George Vaugh, about a mile from Billings, where the trees will be sprayed. It is the intention to allow anyone in the valley, who wants to spray their trees, use the machine if they p.,rchase their own spraying liquid. "I am trying to get the people edu cated to using a spray," said Mr. Gard iner yesterday, "as the vtrious pests and insects are destroying all the trees in the valley, and unless the farmers start spraying pretty soon, a large number of the trees will be kill ed by pests. 'In a great number of the orchards both in the city and the country there exists a pest known as ' the green aphis. It is probably the mot detruc tive pest known. It can be extermin ated by spraying the trees frequently with a solution of kerosene and water and the new sprayer mixes these in just the proper proportions. There are many other very destructive pests which spraying will effectually kill, among them being snake beetles and oyster shell backed louse. I .can not too strongly urge the use of a spray in exterminating these before they ruin some of our best orchards. "A fatal disease to trees exists all through the valley, and as yet no remedy has been found for it, although Prof. Cooley of the state agriculture college was in the city last week to study the disease and try to discover a remedy. It resembles what is known as cankercrotch, or crotch plight, and starts in the crotches of the trees and spreads to the limbs, finally killing the tree. As a careful study of this disease is being made, a remedy wilt probably be found for it before long." In almost every other community in the state where there are any orchards or trees, spraying has been resorted to. In the Bitter Root valley, there are three large sprays and a number of men are emplovsd constantly u.ing them. In the use of these large sp. a. a carbonic acid gas is a chief factor in the solution used. ODD FELLOWS PLAN A HALL. Will Erect Two-Story Structure in Laurel-Selling Stock. The members of the Odd Fellows' lodge at Laurel are planning to build a hall at that place. Stock subscriptions for that purpose ar. being solicited and it is understood that the lodge will take up all the stock as soon as its financial condi tion will permit. It is proposed to build a substantial two-story brick and to rent the ground floor for busi ness purposes and to use the second floor as a lodge room. WOMEN'S WOES. Billings Women Are Finding Relief at Last. It does seem that women have more than a fair share of the aches and pains that afflict humanity; they must "keep up," and must attend to duties in spite of constantly aching backs, or headaches, dizzy spells, bearing down pains; they must stiop over, when to stoolu means torture. They must walk and bend and work with racking pains and many aches from kidney ills. Kid neys cause more suffering that any other organ of the body. Keel) the kidneys well and health is easily main tained. Read of a remdy for kidneys only that helps and cures the kidneys. Mrs. T. Stewart, of 303i Second avenue sopth, Great Falls, Mont., says: "I am glad to recommend Doan's Kid ney Pills for I know they are a good remedy for kidneys. I had trouble with these organs for four or five years, causing pain in my back. When suffering from an attack I always felt worse in the morning, felt tired and de pressed as if I had been working all night. Learning about Doan's Kidney Pills, I procured a box. They helped me from the very start and I have felt ever so much better in every way since taking them. You are welcome to use my name as one who endorses Doan's Kidney Pills. They are a remedy which acts fully up to what is claimed for them." Plenty more proof like this froni Billings, Mont., people. Call at the Chapple Drug company and ask what customers report. For sale by all dgalers. Price 50 cents. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, New York, sole agents for the United States. Remember the name--DIoans-and take no other.