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MONTANA MAKING MARVELOUS PROGRESS AS AN AGRICUL TURAL STATE. Will SOON LEAD ALL ■ i At Present Rate Treasure State Will Rank With Minnesota and North Dakota in Production of Wheat, Oats and Barley—Increase for Year Is 64 Per Cent. The wheat yield of Montana in creased 64 per cent during the past year, the oats yield 43.5 per cent and the barley yield 32.8 per cent. During the year there were pro duced in Montana 16,919,000 bushels of wheat, 19,090,000 bushels of oats and 1,934,000 bushels of barley. These figures are from estimates made by Victor H. Olmstead, chiei statistician of the United States de partment of agriculture, from grow ers' reports. The following table shows the re markable increase in grain production in this state, brought about by thb development of the farming lands of Montana: 1910. 1911. Wheat, bushels.........10,560,000 16,919,000 Oats, bushels...............13,300,000 19,090,000 Barley, bushels.________ 1,456,000 1,934,000 Total grain............25,316,000 37,943,000 The above shows that the increase in grain production in Montana for the year is practically 50 per cent, a showing which is declared to be al most without a parallel in the history of thee ountrv. Interesting facts can be gleaned from a study of the figures presented in the estimates of Statistician Olm Our Merchandise and Our Methods of selling it makes our Business—Every day is a Bargain Day in Our Grocery Department These prices will continue until November 1st and the quality will be the best obtainable. These are Cash Prices, but if you have a charge account you get these same prices. If i you have no account at this store and want to open one see the manager. ; ^ *£ 100 pounds beet granulated sugar $0.00 12 pounds beet granulated sugar for . ♦ 98 pounds Powers Challenge Flour CO OK (best Dakota) for . . yu.uu 98 pounds Rex flour (Great Falls CO fin mill) for ♦ ipu.UU 98 pounds Lewistown Belle flour tt 1 ) IK (from 1910 wheat) for . . ip£«Iu 49 pounds Lewistown Belle flour C| 4(1 (from 1910 wheat) for ♦ . |l'^ Armour's Shield ham per pound Armour's Shield bacon per pound Armour's Lard* 5-pound pail for Armour's Lardy 10-pound pail for * Nebraska Corn, 12 cans for * Fancy Utah Tomatoes, 10 cans for . . Spring Garden String Beans, 10 cans for 30 bars Silk Soap for ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ 25 bars Crystal White Soap for 25 bars White Flyer Soap /for .60 $ 1.20 $ 1.00 $ 1.00 $.100 $ 1.00 $ 1.00 SI.00 Ben Davis Apples, extra fancy, box ♦ $ 1.75 California Belle Fleur Apples, extra fancy box $ 1.75 Grimes Golden Apples, extra fancy, box * * $ 2.00 Jonathan Apples, extra fancy, box . $ 2.00 Fancy Japan Rice, 20 pounds for . $ 1.00 in New California Prunes, per pound Lucky Strike Tobacco, 3i ounce packages for - Hand Made Tobacco, 16-ounce tins for Baker's Chocolate, .III .15 .40 .35 per pound - POWER MERCANTILE CO. THE BUSIEST SPOT IN TOWN 99 & stead. For instance, not only does Montana lead all the four northwest ern states in the production of oats, but its percentage of increase is high er than that of any other state, this state producing almost half of the* oats of the four northwestern states for which figures are given. What Figures Mean. At the present rate of increase, Montana will next year be far in the lead of Oregon in wheat production, will be a couple of million bushels ahead of Idaho, and will produce twice as much wheat as the state of Washington, and if the same rate ol increase is maintained, Montana wih in 1914 produce as much wheat as Washington. As a matter of fact, it is doubtful if Washington, which is now a well cultivated state, can even show an increase of 40 per cent for another year, while Montana, in which grain growing is in its infancy, there is little doubt that even this year's high ratio of increase will be main tained. The following tables show the rela tive increase in production in the var ious northwestern states: Wheat. Pet. In 1910. 1911. creasb Washington ...25,603,000 36,239,000 41.5 Oregon ..............16,414,000 17,016,000 .4 Idaho ....... 12,603,000 17,955,000 42.5 Montana ........10,560,000 16,919,000 64. Total ______________65,180,000 88,129,000 35.2 Oats. Montana ___________13,360,000 19,090,000 43.5 Oregon ...............10,419,000 10,584,000 .1 Washington ... 8,817,000 10,857,000 23.1 Idaho ................... 7,084,000 8,404,000 17.4 Total ...............39,620,000 48,935,000 23.5 Barley. Washington .. 5,394,000 6,682,000 23.8 Idaho ........... 2,145,000 3,026,000 41.1 Oregon .................. 2,016,000 2,310,000 1.5 Montana ............ 1,456,000 1,934,000 32.8 Total ...............11,011,000 13,952,000 26.7 The hay crop of Montana this yeai is estimated at 840,000 tons, against 1,473,000 tons in Idaho, 923,000 tone in Oregon and 815,000 tons in Wash ington. ay GOES THE WAV OF ALL AVIATORS MAN WHO THRILLED PEOPLE HERE DROPS TO DEATH IN GEORGIA. 'Gene Ely, the account of whose death is given below, was well known to many people in Lewistown, where, I 1 last June, he made two magnificent ' flights from the fair grounds. Thou-! sands saw him that day perform his marvelous evolutions in the air and i marveled at the ease and apparent, sureness with which he handled his frail craft. He was brought hero through the efforts of George Coch rane, of the Neill Land & Townsite company, and never in his entire ca reer did he perform before a more ap preciative audience. He was a quiet, undemonstrative fellow, slight of build, but evidently without a knowl edge of the meaning of fear. He was here for several days, during which time he made numerous friends, all of whom feel a personal loss in his tragic death. Macon, Ga., Oct. 19.—Eugene Ely, aviator, met death at the state fair grounds this afternoon, when his ma chine failed to rise from a sensational dip and plunged with him 50 feet to the ground. He fell in the field of the race track, after almost clearing the machine by a desperate leap when he realized his peril. His bones were | broken in a score of places. Ely died a few minutes later, re gaining consciousness just before the end long enough to'mutter: "I lost control. I know I am going to die." Ely made a flight this morning, as cending 3,100 feet. At 2:45 o'clock he began his second flight, rising grace fully from the track enclosure, which he circled at the rate of 30 miles an hour. As he was completing the cir cuit he made a dip, seemingly to star tle the thousands beneath him. The machine shot down with tremendous velocity and the crowd applauded, thinking the aviator would rise, as he had done many times before. But Ely seemed to lose his grip on the lever and the machine continued its down ward plunge. He attempted to rise from his seat. Losing the lever altogether, he half jumped, barely clearing the aeroplane as it crashed to the ground. The ma chine was demolished and Ely struck with terrific force. He died shortly after reaching the hospital. Ely, a native of Iowa, left his wife in New' York two weeks ago to come to Macon, to give a series of flights for the state fair. He had been giv ing spectacular flights here for eight days, going up on one occasion in a rain storm. Today Ely offered to make a flight by night, painting his craft with phos phorus, "so as to startle the natives," ne told the fair directors. The offer was declined because he wanted $1,000. Before making his ascent this after noon Ely told his attendants he feared something would happen. SPORT Autos Awarded. Chicago, Oct. 12.—The commission which yesterday selected Ty Cobb, of the Detroit Americans, ahd Frank j Schulte, of the Chicago Cubs, as the j players in each major league who proved of greatest help to his team in the pennant races just closed made its choice by secret ballot cast by 11 newspaper men, one in each city rep resented in the big leagues. Ed. Walsh, of the White Sox, was second in the American league voting, and Mathewson, of the New York Giants, ran second in the National league. Eddie Collins was third, Joe Jackson, fourth, and Walter Johnson, fifth, in the American, and Larry Doyle, Hans Wagner and Grover Alexander were tied for third, fourth and fifth places in the National. Cobb was given the high compli ment of the highest number of points possible for any player to attain un der the system of voting. Each mem ber of the commission voted for eight players, arranging them in their or der of excellence on this year's work, according to his opinion. The first player named on each ballot was credited with eight points, the second player with seven points and so on until the eighth man on a ballot was given one point. Cobb received 64 points, which shows that every one of the men who voted on the Amer ican league players placed Cobb's name at the top of the list. Final Averages. New- York, Oct. 19.—Official batting SPECIAL SALE For 30 Days With the purchase of six cakes of Palm Olive soap for only 50c, I will give absolutely free one 50c jar of Palm Olive cream. C. H. Williams LEADING DRUGGISTS 'Phone2 14 averages of the major league players place two Boston men at the head of the National league list. Kirke, in 20 games, leads with .382, followed by Jackson, with .345 in 39 games. Hans Wagner is the real leader, however, with .335 in 130 games. Fred Clarke is next, with .330 in 110 games; then R. Miller, of the Bostons, with .326 in 146 games. He is credited with 189 hits, more than any other player in the league. Schulte, of Chicago, leads in home runs, with 22. Bescher, of Cincinnati, is the champion base stealer, with 80. Sheckard, of Chicago, leads in run making, with 123. Marquard, of New York, heads the pitchers, with 24 victories and 6 de feats. Crandall follows with 14 and five, respectively. Mathewson has won 25 games and lost 13. Ty Cobb leads the American league batsmen, with .417 in 146 games. He is credited with a record of 247 hits, leads in base running with 85 steals, in home runs with 23 and in run getting with 150 tallies. Jackson, of Cleveland, is second in batting, with .405 in 147 games. Crawford, of De troit, is third, with .372 in 146 games. Bender, of Philadelphia, is the real leader of the pitchers, with 17 vic tories and 5 defeats. Gregg, of Cleveland, won 23 and lost 7. In the American league 32 batsmen average .300 or more, while in the Na tional league only 21 are similarly classified. Cordial Greeting. "One of my acquaintances is much Interested in the Chagrin Falls Hunt club, and is an onlooker at most of the functions of that organization,'* said Ward Jackson to the Cleveland Leader. "The other night he said to me, with some show of enthusiasm, that gradually he was getting ac quainted with the club members. •Why, Dan Hanna came right up and spoke to me today,' he said, exultant ly. 'Is that so?' I replied. 'What did he say to you?' 'He said "Don't get too near that horse there or he'll kick your darned head oft."' '• Then She Smiled. Mr. and Mrs. Eebeesee were about to start for the matinee. A comely young woman came out of .her apartment on the second floor Wtd preceded them down the stairway. "If you are going out, Miss Brytlse/* they suggested, "you'd bettor take aa umbrella. It looks like rain.'' **0, I'm only going to the dressma ker's ,'' she said. "But isn't it possible to get wet even When going to the dressmaker's?" "Yes, indeed; I expect to get aoaked!"