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ALL COUNTY WEIGHTS AND
MEASURES MUST BE INSPECTED Last Session of Legislature Enact Stringent Law —Duty of County Clerk and Recorder to In spect and Adjust Weights and Measures —Extracts From the New Law. That the last legislature made it their business to arrange matters so that the county clerks of the various counties would have but little time to go to sleep at the switch, is evi denced from the amount of new duties imposed upon the clerks by the late session. County Clerk Cunning ham was congratulating himself last week that he had just about mastered the intricacies of his new duty as registration agent for Fergus county, when along comes a letter from the secretary of state's office informing him that it is bis duty to inspect and seal all the scales, from the apothe cary shop to the hay scales, in Fergus county. He must also inspect the milk bottle and all other measures used in the commerce of this county. As soon as the necessary para phernalia can be secured, Frank will start a man out on an inspection tour. We print below the important points o r the new law: From and after the first day of August, 1911, it shall be unlawful for any person or persons, firm or co partnership, corporation or association of persons engaged in the trade of buying or selling, purchasing or dis posing of or dealing in any merchan dise or commodities to any person or persons in the State* of Montana with out first having had the weights and measures, scales or measuring de vices used by them foi the purpose of determining the amount or quan tity of any article or articles of mer chandise, tested and a certification at tached thereto by the state sealer of weights and measures or by inspec tors of weights and measures or by deputy sealers of weights and meas ures or by sealers of weights and measures appointed hv any municipal corporation in the State of Montana. Such certificate shall be attached or placed in a conspicuous place upon such weighing or measuring device. Any person or persons using any weight or measure or scale or other measuring device after the first day of August, 1911, or annually there after, which has not been tested as provided by this act shall, upon con viction thereof, be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and fined in a sum not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) nor more than three hun dred dollars ($'.'.00.00). Any person or persons who shall be deemed guilty of a second offence as provided in this act shall be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred dol lars ($100.00) nor more than five hun dred dollars ($500.00) and each and every successive day any person or persons using any weights or meas ures, scales or other measuring de i j ! GREAT FALLS, MONTANA WRITE FOR CATALOGUE WEST EXCURSION FARES VIA THE Chicago, Milwaukee & Puget Sound Ry. ie "Only Road" Operating "All Steel Trains" between the Paci Northwest and Chicago. FROM LEWISTOWN, MONT. EASTERN POINTS AND RETURN PACIFIC COAST POINTS AND RETURN Chicago Milwaukee St Paul and Minneapolis St. Louis Sioux City, and all Missouri River Common Points $54.50 $42.00 $51.00 $42.00 Seattle Tacoma Portland Everett Bellingham Victoria Vancouver Astoria And numerous Coast Beach Resorts $ 42.61 Dates of Sale: Daliy, Sept. 2 to Sept. 15, inclusive. RETURN LIMIT OCTOBER 31st, 1911 Extensive Stopovers and Diverse Routes Permitted. Correspondingly low rates to many other points both East and \V< "THE OLYMPIAN" "THE COLUMBIAN" The All-Steel Trains: The Safe Trains For additional information regarding fares, routes, sleeping car reserva tions, train service, etc., call on or write A. C. HOHMANN, Ticket Age W. J. KEELEY, D. F. A P. A. Miles City, Moi "TIM Nsw StMl Trail." the NEW LINE 18 THE 8HORT LIM vices shall be and is hereby declared to be a separate and distinct offense. Every person or persons, firm, co partnership or corporation engaged in the trade of buying and selling or as a public weigher or user of weights and measures shall, between the first day of January and the first day of March each year, have his weights, measures, balances and scales ad justed and sealed, and may for that purpose present them at the office of the deputy sealer of weights and measures of the county or city where in lie resides and whenever any per son presents weights, measures, bal ances and scales to be adjusted and sealed the deputy sealer of weights and measures of the county or city must forthwith adjust and seal all weights and measures brought to him for that purpose. After the first day of March of each year, the sealer of weights and meas ures, or his inspectors or the deputy sealers of weights and measures of the county or city, shall visit the places of business and enter upon the carts, wagons or vehicles (hen in use for the business of all persons en gaged in the trade of buying and sell ing or selling who have weights, meas ures or balances which have not been sealed during the current calendar year and try, adjust and seal the same, lie shall at least once every six months try, adjust and seal every hay scale, wagon scale, railroad track scale or platform scale or balances used in the trade of buying and sell ing or selling or for public weighing. The state sealer of weights and measures or his inspectors or deputy sealers of weights and measures may at irregular intervals examine the commodities sold or offered for sale and test them for correct weight, measure or count. He or his inspec tor or deputies may for the purposes above mentioned and in the general performance of their official duties, enter or go into or upon and without formal warrant, any stand, place, building or premises or may stop any vendor, peddler, junk dealer, coal wagon, ice wagon or any dealer what soever, for the purpose of making the proper tests; and in the exercise of such duties they shall have full police power to enforce any and all reason able measures for testing such weights and measures, and also in ascertain ing whether false or short weights and measures are being given in any sales or transfer of articles or mer chandise taking place within the state. Whenever the state sealer of weights and measures or his inspectors or deputies have reason to believe that any person or persons, or corporation is violating the provisions of this act or any act relating to weights and measures they shall submit the evi dence to the properly constituted au thority in the county in which such violation occurs who shall thereupon prosecute the persons alleged to have violated the provisions of this act or any act relating to weights and meas ures. Every weight for use in trade, ex cept when the small size of the weight renders it impracticable shall have the denomination of such weight perma nently marked on the top side there of in legible figures or letters; and every measure of capacity for use in trade shall have the denomination and kind thereof permanently marked on ttie outside of such measure in legible figures or letters. A weight or measure not in con formity with this section shall not be stamped by the state sealer of weights and measures or inspector of weights and measures or deputy sealers of weights and measures. Apothecaries and all other persons dealing in drugs, medicine and mer chandise commonly sold by apothe caries' weights or by apothecaries' liquid measure shall at least once in two years cause such weights and measures so used to be tested and sealed by officers authorized under this act to inspect weights and meas ures. If any weights, measures or bal ances can be readily adjusted by such means as the sealer of weights and measures may have at hand, he may adjust and seal them, but if they can not be readily adjusted, he shall affix to such weights, measures or bal ances, a notice forbidding their use until he is satisfied they have been so adjusted as to conform with the standard. Any person or persons who remove said notice without the con sent of the officer affixing the same shall, upon conviction, be fined in a sum not to exceed fifty dollars ($50.00). All weights, measures and balances which cannot be made to conform to the standard of weights and meas ures as herein provided shall be stamped "Condemned" or "C. D." by the sealer of weights and measures. The state sealer of weights and measures or inspector of weights and measures or deputy sealer of weights and fneasures may seize without a warrant such weights, measures or balances as may be necessary to be used as evidence in case of violation of any act relative to the sealing of weights and measures. They shall be returned to the owners or forfeited as the court may direct. All itinerant peddlers and hawkers using scales, balances, weights and measures shall lake the same to the office of the state sealer of weights and measures or inspector of weights and measures or deputy sealer of weights and measures, before any use is made thereof, and have the same sealed and adjusted annually; and any such persons failing to comply with the provisions of this section shall be fined not less than five ($5.00) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100.00) for each offense, and every day such person shall use such scales, balances, weights or measures with out having the same adjusted and sealed as hereinbefore provided for shall constitute a separate and dis tinct offense. Any itinerant peddler or hawker found using any ice scale shall be subject to a fine of not less than ten dollars ($10.00) nor more than fifty dollars ($50.00) for each offense. All milk, cream and skimmed milk shall be sold only by standard wine measure, and by or in measures, cans, jars, bottles or other vessels or re ceptacles which shall, prior to being used in such sale, be sealed by the sealer of weights and measures of the town where the person so using the same shall usually reside in this slate, or of the town where such milk shall be sold for use; and every per son selling any of the same contrary to this section, or delivering any of the same sold contrary hereto, shall be fined for the first offense not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) and not ex ceeding one hundred dollars ($100.00) and for any subsequent offense not less than one hundred dollars or im prisonment not to exceed ninety days, or both such fine and imprisonment. Any purchaser of milk, cream or skimmed milk having reason to be lieve that any measure, can, jar, bot tle, or other vossel or receptacle in which milk, cream or skimmed milk is sold and delivered to him is not of sufficient size or capacity to con tain, by standard wine measure, the amount thereof purchased may apply to the sealer of weights and measures, which sealer shall test the capacity of the same and issue to such purchaser his certificate stating the capacity thereof; and if such capacity accord ing to such certificate shall be less than the amount purchased, such pur chaser may make complaint and de liver such certificate to any officer authorized to make complaints for the violation of this act. No person or corporation shall, after the 1st day of January, 1912, sell or offer for sale within the state of Mon tana any milk or cream in bottles or in glass jars unless each of said bot tles or glass jars in which said milk or cream is sold or offered for sale shall have blown into it or otherwise indelibly and permanently indicated thereon in a legible and conspicuous manner the capacity thereof; and the state sealer of weights and measures ot inspector of weights and measures or deputy sealer of weights and meas ures the right at any time to examine any bottle or glass jar in which milk or cream is sold or offered for sale in the state of Montana or which is used by any person or corporation for the purpose of containing milk or cream to be sold or offered for sale in order jo ascertain whether such bottle or jar is of a capacity not less than that which it purports to be; and if any such bottle or jar is of a less capacity than that which it purports to be, or, if any such bottle or jar shall not have blown into it or other wise indelibly and permanently in dicated thereon in a legible and con spicuous manner its capacity as afore said, the person or corporation sell ing or offering for sale milk or cream in any such bottle or jar, or having in his or its possession any such bottle or jar to be used or which has been used for the purpose of containing milk or cream to be sold or offered for sale in said state of Montana shall, upon conviction, be fined not less than five dollars ($5.00) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100.00) for each of fense; and each and every bottle or glass jar found in the possession or any person or corporation used or to be used, or which has been used by such person or corporation for the purpose of containing milk or cream to be sold or offered for sale in the state of Montana, which shall be found to be of a less capacity than that blown into the same or other 1 C. E. SHOEMAKER AND COMPANY fr ] FARM LOANS] 504 MAIN STREET LEWISTOWN, :: MONTANA wise so indelibly and permanently in dicated thereon, or which shall not have blown into or otherwise indelibly and permanently indicated thereon in a legible and conspicuous manner the capacity as aforesaid, shall constitute a separate and distinct offense on the part of such person or corporation, and upon conviction such person or corporation shall be fined in a sum not less than ten dollars ($10.00) nor more than three hundred dollars t?:;oo.bo). A person who uses, or lias in pos session for use in trade, any weight, measure, scale balance, steelyard, or weighing machine which is false or (incorrect shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars ($100.00), or in case of a second offense, not more than two hundred dollars ($200.00), and any contract for gain, sale or deal ing made by the same shall be void and the weight, scale, measure, bal ance or steelyard shall be liable to be forfeited. A weight or measure duly stamped by the state sealer of weights and measures or inspector of weights and measures or deputy sealers of weights and measures, or by the National Bureau of Standards shall be a legal weight or measure throughout the state, unless found to be false or in correct and shall not be liable to be re-sealed because used in any other place than that in which it was orig inally stamped. Whoever sells or offers for sale a less quantity than represented, or sells in a manner contrary to law shall be guilty of fraud and shall be fined not more than one hundred dol lars ($100.00), or in case of a second offense not more than two hundred dollars ($200.00). The state sealer of weights and measures shall, after consultation with and with the advice of the Na tional Bureau of Standards, establish tolerances for use in the state of Mon tana, and said tolerances shall be the legal tolerances in the state of Mon tana. A person who neglects or refuses to produce for the state sealer of weights and measures or inspectors of weights and measures or deputy sealers of weights and measures, all weights, measures or balances in his premises, or refuses to permit the said officers to examine the same, or obstructs the entry of said officers, or otherwise obstructs or hinders a sealer under this law or violates any of the provisions of this act shall be fined not more than one hundred dol lars ($100.00) and in case of a sec ond offense, not more than two hun dred dollars ($200.00). The state sealer of weights and measures or the inspectors of weights and measures or deputy sealer of weights and measures shall demand and receive before the delivery of the certificate provided for in this act the following fees: For inspecting and sealing scales of a capacity of 40,000 pounds and up ward, each $5.00. For inspecting and sealing scales of a capacity of 24,000 pounds up to 40, 000 pounds, each $4.00. For inspecting and sealing scales of a capacity of 6,000 pounds up to 24, 000 pounds, eacli $3.00. For inspecting and sealing scales of the capacity of 2,500 pounds up to 6, 000 pounds, each $2.00. For inspecting and sealing scales of the capacity of 240 pounds up to 2, 500 pounds, each $1.00. For inspecting and sealing scales of the capacity of 2 pounds up to 240 pounds, each 50c. For inspecting and sealing hopper scales, each $2.50. For inspecting and sealing two bushel, one bushel and one-half bushel measures, each 10c. For inspecting and sealing any oth er dry measures, each 10c. For inspecting and sealing every automatic weight machine or every instrument or device of a capacity of less than three tons used for weigh ing or measuring any person or ani mal for hire or reward, each $1.00. For inspecting and sealing liquid measures of the capacity of one gal lon and upwards, each 20c. For inspecting and sealing any oth er liquid measures, each 10c. For inspecting and sealing yard measures, each 10c. For inspecting and sealing any linear measure, for each 3 feet, 10c. For sealing bottles and jars, each per dozen, 25c. The fees provided for in this section if collected by the state sealer of weights and measures or inspectors of weights and measures shall be de manded and received for the use of the state of Montana. Where the in spection of weights and measures is made by any deputy sealer of weights and measures the fees herein pm vided for shall be demanded and re ceived by said deputy sealer of weights and measures for the use and benefit of the county or city respec tively in the following manner: Twenty-five per cent of all fees re ceived by deputy sealers of weights and measures shall be paid to the state of Montana and seventy-five per cent of all moneys collected under the provisions of this act shall be re tained by the city or county as the case mav be. Each State Will Have Special Day. Officials of the Northwestern De velopment League have announced that each of the seven states in the league will have a special day at the Twin City land show, which is to be held in St. Paul, December 12 to 23. They are now consulting with the governor and other state officials as to the best day for this state. The plan is to have high officials of each state attend the show on these special days. They will deliver addresses in the big lecture hall at the land show on these days and the entire program during our day will be devoted to this state. There will be three or more official trips to our state exhibit, where those in charge will One 25 h. p. International gaso line tractor and plows; plowed less than 200 acres. Cost, $3,000; price..............$2,000 Three 20 h. p. International gasoline tractor; used one season. Each.................... .$700 One 20 h. p. Reeves plow en gine; first-class shape......$1,200 SALE One 20 h. p. Huber plow en gine; used 80 days..............$1,200 One 16 h. p. Advance en gine -------------- .$500 Two Hart-Parr gasoline trac tors, each_____________________ $600 One 36x58 steel Case separator; first-class shape_____________$550 Also some other second-hand machinery very cheap. M. Rumely & Co. D. C. PAYNE, Salesman Office: Hoffman House LEWISTOWN, MONT. 'The Bank ers Reserve Life Com pany of Omaha BASCOM H. ROBINSON, President INVITES COMPARISON of their policy maturing in sixteen years at a twenty pay rate. If delivering the goods appeals to you, W. N. Fryherger or E. M. Huff will he glad to show you the contract. HOW TO ENTER IN THE CONTEST By sending in the Nomination Biank printed below, properly filled out, the young lady's name appearing thereon immediately becomes a can didate, and 1,000 votes will be credited to her account. Any young lady may send in her own name or a friend may do so for her. Those who send in names first have a decided lead over others, so get the name in TODAY. Upon receipt of Nomination Blank, the necessary books and instructions will be sent immediately. NOMINATE A CANDIDATE NOMINATION BLANK—GOOD FOR 1000 VOTES Fergus County Democrat-Popular Voting Contest TEN DOLLARS IN GOLD TO PERSON FIRST NOMINATING WIN NER OF GRAND PRIZE I Nominate Address ........ Signed .......... Address ....... Only one nomination blank for each candidate will count 1,000 votes. Deposit Y our C) Money With LJs We pay five per cent, interest on all savings deposits. A safe deposit box for your papers only costs you $2.50 per year, and you can't afford to do without it. Do your business with the bank that gives you satisfac tory service. LEWISTOWN STATE BANK FOR have an opportunity to speak and to explain the samples of products shown. In the evening a little state dinner will be given, when our officers and others prominent in the development league will again be given an oppor tunity to tell about the resources and the glories of this state. The good part about it is that all this talking will not only come to the attention of the audiences, but it must be remem bered that the newspapers of the Twin City have a daily circulation of one million copies. Such advertising is the best there is to be had and it is expected our officials will do their share to get the attention this state deserves in St. Paul. About one hundred thousand people will attend the show in St. Paul and from one to two thousand a day will come in from adjoining states every day. These are the peo ple to whom we want to show our products, with the hope they will some day come west to make their homes.