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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
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
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
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
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
Always be at home to greet your
husband when he arrives tired from
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
Keep his clothes tidy and always at
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
'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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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
MIR. SLOWEN IS BETTER
Expects That Quarantine Will Be Re
moved in Few Days-False Rumors
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, [email protected]
487.10 for demand and at [email protected]
for 60-day bills. Posted rates, 484%
and 486; commercial bills, 483%@
Bar silver, 67%,
Mexican dollars, 52%.
Government bonds and railroad
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, July 8.-Cattle-Receipts,
3,300. Market strong to 10 cents high
er. Native steers, [email protected]; cows
and heifers, [email protected]; western steers,
$3.50%5.50; Texas steers, [email protected];
cows and heifers, [email protected]; canners,
[email protected]; stockers and feeders, [email protected];
calves, [email protected]; bulls and stags,
Hogs--teceipts, 8,000. Market 5
cents lower. Heavy, [email protected]%:
mixed, [email protected]; light, $5.77%@
5.85; pigs, [email protected]; bulk, [email protected]
Sheep - Receipts, 5,700. Market
steady. Yearlings, [email protected]; weth
ers, [email protected]; ewes, [email protected]; lambs,
Kansas City Livestock.
Kansas City, July 8.-Cattle-Re
ceipts, 15,000. Market steady to 10
cents lower. Native steers, [email protected]
6.75; native cows and heifers, [email protected]
5.25; stockers and feeders, [email protected]
5.iu; bulls, [email protected]; calves, [email protected]
6.25; western fed steers, [email protected];
western fed cows, [email protected]
Hogs - Receipts, 7,000. Market
weak. Bqlk, [email protected]/; heavy,
[email protected]; packers, [email protected],971/s;
light, $5.921/ @6.
Sheep - Receipts, 8,000. Market
steady to 10 cents lower. Muttons, $5
@6; lambs, [email protected]; range weth
ers, [email protected]; fed ewes, [email protected]
Chicago, July 8.-Cattle-Receipts,
28,000. Market shade higher. Beeves,
[email protected]; cows, [email protected]; heifers,
[email protected]; calves, [email protected]; good to
prime steers, [email protected]; poor to me
dium, [email protected]; stockers and feed
ers, [email protected]
Hogs - Receipts 40,000. Market
steady. Light, [email protected]; mixed,
[email protected]½; heavy, [email protected]; rough,
[email protected]; pigs, [email protected]; good to
choice heavy, [email protected]; bulk of sales,
Sheep - Receipts, 25,000. Market
steady. Natives, [email protected]; western,
[email protected]; yearlings, [email protected]; lambs,
[email protected]; western fed, [email protected]
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%
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 [email protected]/ 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 %[email protected]~ to % lower at 55 to 55%,
declined to 54% and closed at [email protected],
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 [email protected]% 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
C. I. GARDNER RECEIVES HIS NEW
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
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.
Billings Women Are Finding Relief at
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
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avenue sopth, Great Falls, Mont., says:
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