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Fergus County Democrat. (Lewistown, Mont.) 1904-1919, April 04, 1905, Image 6

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CREAMERY IS
IN OPERATION
The Plant of the Lewistown Cream
ery Association Commenced Op
erations on Saturday.
SANITARY AND SCIENTIFIC PLANT
The Plant Is put in Scientifically
and Insures a Clean end Health
ful Creamery Product.
On Saturday morning last, the plant
of the Lewistown Creamery associa
tion was opened for business and a
much needed indust ry was added to
the business enterprises of Lewis
town.
The represent at ivo of the Democrat
visited the plant last week and found
one of the most complete outfits that
it is possible to imagine. The associ
ation is capitalized at $10,non: one
hundred shares at $100 each. Fifty
live and one-half shares have been
disposed of to defray expenses, while
the remainder is held as treasury
stock. J. E. Lane is secretary of the
association, while the shareholders are
among the farmers and business men
of this vicinity.
The creamery building is well fin
ished and equipped and no money has
been spared in outfitting in order to
secure the best results, both for the
farmer and tiie association. Tne fann
er who sells his milk to the creamery
is paid so much a pound for the but
ter whicli is produced from the milk
sold by him. Tin's percentage is de
termined by a series of thorougli tests
made of eacli intake of milk in order
to ascertain t lie exact amount of but
ter producing fat it contains and the
owner of the milk is paid accordingly.
The tests are conducted by placing
seventeen and live-tenth cubic centi
metres of milk in a small test tube
with a similar amount of sulphuric
acid. This is subjected to agitation
and heat by means of a small steam
turbine wheel which revolves 1200
revolutions per minute. After the
first agitation the tube is tilled with
hot water and again put in the revolv
ing wheel: the fatty matter rises to
the top and is measured by a gauge on
the neck of t he tube.
The milk on reaching the plant is
dumped into a receiving tank which is
connected with a straining apparatus
situated directly over the main milk
tanks. After the selection of a small
quantity for testing purposes it is
run into tire main tank with the rest
of the days' intake, from whence it is
run through the cream separator. The
cream is separated at eighty per cent
of heat at which temperature the
best results are attained. The cream
is run into the cream tanks where it
is prepared for the process of churn
ing. The skim milk is dumped into a
receiving tank near the top of the
building from whence it runs into a
distributing tank from whence the
farmers receive their portion of skim
milk which can he used for feeding
purposes. The amount of milk each
farmer is entitled to is decided by the
amount of fresh milk brought to the
plant and at the time of the weighing
of the milk in the first tank he is
presented with a weight check. This
check is taken to the automatic dis
tributing tank on the outside of the
building and placed in a slot made
for that purpose. The weight of the
check sets the machinery to going and
the amount of skim milk to which
that particular farmer is entitled to,
is poured into his cans automatically.
The churn has a capacity of 300 gal
lons and is run by a twelve horsepower
steam engine. The intake of eacli
day is churned before the arrival of
the next day's milk. The plant is
fitted up in such a manner that the
tanks can be cleaned instantly by
means of steam or hot water and in
every detail great attention lias been
paid to cleanliness. The fact that a
number of the stockholders own large
dairy herds, insures a certain steady
supply and whenownersof herds with
in reaching distance of the plant re
alize its advantages, it is certain that
the full capacity of milk will be re
ceived at the plant daily.
Robert Morrison and C. P. Newell
have leased the plant and have con
tracted their output of butter to the
local merchants. They made the
statement lust week that twenty-five
cents per pound will lie paid for but
ter to the farmers for the next two
months, while during the live sum
mer months: twenty-two and a half
will he given. Mr. Newell stated last
week for the benetit of ranchers liv
ing at a distance, could separate their
cream at home and bring the result
to the creamery twice or three times
eacli week instead of bringing their
milk so long a distance. With the ad
vantages possessed by the plant, a
much larger percentage of butter is
obtained from eacli gallon of milk and
it will undoubtedly pay the owners of
dairy herds to take their milk to the
plant for treatment.
The operation of this plant will he
it great advantage to Lewistown:
cream can he obtained at any time
without ordering several days in ad
vance as has been the case heretofore
and milk can be had at any time. The
butter will be tirst-class and made in
a scientific manner which "ill ensure
healthful production.
CROSSED THE GREAT DIVIDE.
Another Veteran of the Civil War
Goes to Join the Majority.
The death of Robt. K. Mills on
Thursday night causes another vacant
place in the sadly thinned ranks of
the veterans of the civil war: a place
which was honorably tilled by the old
soldier for the cause of the Fnion and
the preservation of the honor of the
stars and stripes. Robert R. Mills,
'•Rob" as he was known to his friends
was in his sixty-third year at the
time of his death and though of late
years in somewhat indigent circum
stances through sickness of a dropsi
cal nature, he lias always conducted
himself in an honorable and upright
manner.
The deceased was a native of Illi
nois and during the civil war enlisted
in Company 11 of the 17th regiment
of infantry and later inCopmany B of
the 31st regiment. In both regiments,
according to the regimental records,
he served in an extremely creditable
manner and accomplished tiie work of
a man and a soldier.
Mills was one of the band of pio
neers who braved untold dangers and
privations to penetrate this section
of the state in 1866. With a number
of companions he came up the Mis
souri to Fort Benton and engaged in
tiie arduous occupations of a frontier
existanee, being one of the tirst to ar
rive in Fergus county, or what was
then known as Meagher county.
Later lie engaged in the restaurant
and hotel business in Fort Benton and
in 1882 came again to Fergus county
and resided in Maiden where lie fol
lowed prospecting and other occupa
tions. He also lived for a time in
Neiliart where a daughter was married
to Richard Brennan of that place.
For several years past he lias
worked at times for D. M. Crowley
and others, though of late he lias
been compelled to resort to the county
hospital for treatment owing to the
advanced state of the disease wnicli
eventually caused his death.
Mr. Mills had many warm friends
amongst the old timers throughout
Montana who knew him in his prime.
A short time before his death lie
asked J. B. Bitch to see that lie was
buried in a proper manner and ar
rangements were made by Mr. Bitch
to have the burial conducted from tiie
Presbyterian church in the presence
of as many of the G. A. R., and Span
ish war veterans as could he gotten
together on so short a notice. Mr.
Mills' wife died twelve years ago and
was interred in the old Lewistown
esmetery.
Tiie funeral took place on Saturday
morning and was attended by a goodly
gathering of citiz.ens who witli a num
ber of war veterans paid the last re
spects to a comraded and a friend.
Advertising Uncalled for Letters.
A new and verdant postmaster in a
small rural town had received instruc
tions to advertise all letters uncalled
for at the end of a certain time. He
obeyed orders by inserting tiie follow
ing advertisement in the village week
ly paper at the end of tiie tirst week
of his term of office:
"There are ten letters in tiie post
office that nobody has called for. If
them they belong to don't take notice
and call by the end of the month the
letters will he sent to the Dead-Let
ter Office. Anybody expecting letters
they ain't got can come and see if
any of these letters belong to them.
All take notice."—From O. F. Bent
ley.
Must Apply in Person for Regis
tered Mail.
A new safeguard over registered
mail lias been established by tiie or
der of Postmaster General Wynne,
who has issued instructions that here
after, by indorsing on any registered
letter or package the words "Deliver
only to addressee," the sender may
he assured that it will not be deliv
ered to any yerson but tiie addressee,
even on his written order. Tiie word
"Personal," written on such a letter,
will not be construed as a meaning to
deliver only to addressee.
This order applies to all registered
mail except that addressed to the
President or Vice-President of the
United States, heads of Departments
or bureaus of the Government, Sen
ators or Representatives in Congress,
or tiie diplomatic representatives of
foreign powers. Postmasters are in
structed to refuse to accept mail for
these persons so indorsed. Letters
not delivered will hereafter be re
turned to tiie sender.
Remember, tiie Democrat and tiie
best state map ever published for less
than tiie price of tiie map, $3 oo
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Fergus County Hardware Co.
INCORPORATED
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL:
SHELF AND HEAVY HARDWARE
Studebaker and Webber Wagons
Partin <S- Orendorff and OtiOer Chitted PloWs
Of every description
Monitor Disc Drills
Racine Sattley Disc Plows
A complete tine of the best Farm Ma
chinery made. Alt goods guaranteed to give
perfect satisfaction.
Grass Seeds and Garden Seeds
Garden Seeders and Cultivators
If you contemplate building, Look oOer our line
of Builders' Hardware in alt styles and finish.
Try Our Stransky Steel Enameled Ware
If you Want the best. Guaranteed for 10 years.
25 per cent discount on Granite Ware
PHONE 125
We cordially invite you to call on us in our new quarters ....
LANG BUILDING, MAIN STREET MAIL ORDERS SOLICITED
Smut ...
DO YOU WANT TO PREVENT IT?
Formaldehyde
Will do it, Mr. Rancher. It will effectually
kill tiie germ that causes this disease and will
increase tiie value of your grain crop by many
dollars.
BLUE VITRIOL
Will help you in tiie same way. It is a power
ful germicide and is easy of manipulation.
Come and talk to us on the subject.
DELZELL DRUG COMPANY
...The Leading Druggists...
FLEISCHMAN'S
Compressed Yeast
FLEISCHMAN'S
Compressed Yeast
A. Hopkins Sons
PURE FOOD GROCERS
We have just received for the Lent season the
most complete line of Salt and Canned Fish in the
city. We have only room to quote a few of the
staples, but everything else in proportion :
Fancy Family Mackerel,
2 for.........................
Red Sock-Eye Salmon,
2 lbs........................
White Fish,
2 lbs.........................
3 lbs Wood Box Club House Codfish, abso
lutely boneless, regular price
75c, during this season.......
A. Hopkins Sons
FLEISCHMAN'S
Compressed Yeast
FLEISCHMAN'S
Compressed Yeast
K.
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Money to Lend
We are now prepared to receive applications for
..Ten Year Loans..
= UPQN =
Impioved Ranch Property
In any amount. Reasonable interest
rates and prepayment privileges . . .
WRIGHT BROS.
Real Estate, Loans, Abstracts of
Tille, General Insurance.....
Telephone No. 30. Opposite P. O.
LhWiSTOWN, - MONTANA
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If you do, here is some
news that will interest you
Wilson 6- McKechnie
The Vp-to-Date Druggists
——— Have added a full line of
HIGH GRADE TOBACCOS
To their already large stock, and com
prising the following well known brands:
PRINCESS ROYAL MIXTURE
YALE MIXTURE
CORNELL
WAVERLY
GLASGOW
ORIENTAL
PICCADILLY
THREE STATES
CAPSTAN
IMPERIAL CLUB CUT
TRAVELLERS' BRAND
of Gold flake Cavendish
ENGLISH CURVE CUT
LUCKY STRIKE
BULL DURHAM
VIRGINITY
Dsnt Pail to See Our Window Display
SPRING CREEK COAL COMPANY
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One ton or less,
per ton........
$ 5.00
One to five tons,
per ton........
4.50
Over five tons,
per ton.........
4.00
All coal at mine,
per ton.........
4.00
Special Price on Quantities at the Mine
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Office, Mont. Lumber Co.'s Old Building, 5th Ave. 'Phone 157.
MONTANA RAILROAD COMPANY
Time Card Effective at 12:01 a. m. Sundav. November 6. 1904.
Daily except
Sundav
Lve. 7:30 a.m.
11:02 "
Air. 11:30 p.m,
Lve. 12:01 "
12:40 "
1:06 "
1:41 "
2:20 "
3:50 "
4:58 "
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.Lombard...
.. Dorsey....
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.. .Twodot...
.Harlowton..
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. Lewistown..
Daily except
Sunday
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3:45
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Montana Railroad Co.. Helena. Mantana.
DuCLOS & WALDEN
^ Practical Tailors ^
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£ Opposite Fair Store
Main Street S
JJUNTOON. WORDEN & SMITH
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
Office Main St., Opposite Day House. Tel. 76
Lewistown,
Montana.
g. w. PENNOCK
ATTORNEY AT LAW
TELEPHONE BUILDI ,
Lewistown, - . ^ lf - a

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