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Clipped From Our Contemporaries STANFORD. (Stanford World.) Archie Ginther was in Stanford the first of the week from his homestead in the Square Butte country. Archie states that crop conditions are excep tionally fine this spring and that his .... „ section anticipates a record crop. C. H. Seeley, of Lewistown, paid this office a pleasant call Wednesday morning when here as a member of the jury empaneled on the Waite Shoemaker case. Mr. Seeley repre sents one of the live real estate firms of the county seat and is also promi nent in politics, he being one of the delegates elected on the progressive ticket to the republican county con vention May 11. F. W. Mitchell returned Tuesday from Moline, Illinois, where he spent several weeks on business. William McCollum and Fred Mor gan returned Sunday from Lewistown, where they transacted business for several days. J. A. Pyle arrived in the city Sun day from Indianapolis, Indiana, where he spent the winter with relatives, and immediately resumed his duties at the desk in Hotel Stanford, where he wni be temporarily employed. G. J. Gregory has tendered his resignation as deputy sheriff, to take effect July first, next. Sheriff Woods has no tas yet appointed his successor, although it is understood that a num ber of applications have been filed. Superintendent Watkins took a specimen of growing winter wheat in Judith Basin Stock Farms F. A. BENNETT, Prop. BENCHLAND, MONT. EMORY WRIGHT ARCHITECT Offices .n Mackey Building, Corner Second and Main. LEWISTOWN, MONT. (3-19-10t) JUDITH BASIN LANDS 11,000 ACRES ot HIGH CLASS WHEAT LAND for sale in any sized tracts to suit purchaser. TERMS: 15 per cent down, balance in 10 annual payments, or in crop payments if desired. Payments postponed in case ot crop failure. E. F. COBB, Lewistown, :: Montana Quick Deal® •>.. f : -• •<£ For Gophers Gophers cost yon big money. At 10c each they cost $50 to $100 in a 40-acre field. Let us tell you the figures. You certainly would rather have the money in your pocket. You can't afford to keep gophers on your farm. Here is a poison that is easy to use, sure in results, and most economical for killing gophers. Its odor is attractive to them and they eat it in preference to grain. And two grains kill them quick. Mickelson's Kill-Em-Quick GopherPoison comes in powdered form, put up In ftwo sizes—75c and S1.3& The $1 38 box contains enough to kill 4.000 gophers—enough to save you $400 00 It's worth a trial, as you stand to lose nothing. Kill-Em-Quick is sold undar the manufacturer** guarantee of satisfaction or money back. | C. H. Williams, v Lead I no Druggist 214 Main St* Lewistown, Mont. to the head offices of the Rocky Moun- 1 tain Elevator Co. Saturday that stood fully seven incnes in height, was well rooted, suowed perfect health and was stooled to a remarkable extent. The sample came from a field near Stan-, lord and very accurately indicates the present condition of winter wheat tnat was sown early last fall. That sown later is fully as healthy and is stooling perfectly, but is not so far advanced. Reports brought in by larmers from every portion of the Stanford country is that winter wheat never appeared to a better advantage at this season. There is no evidence ground. Everywhere the stand is ex cellent and the abundance of moisture and cool weaiuer has given it a splen did start and caused stooling to occur to an unusual extent. Every field is showing up green and regular as a lawn, as is also grass on the prairie. MOORE. ^ da "^ e wa 5 done e ' t , her J r ° m winter killing or from cracking of the (Inland Empire.) Mrs. T. E. Rice, who has been ail ing for the past four years, left Tues day afternoon for Lewistown to con sult a number of doctors in regard to her health. During the time she has been ill Mrs. Rice has been treated by many skilled physicians and about two years ago took treatment at Seattle, but up to the present time no improvement in her health has been noticeable. Mrs. E. O. Hedrick accompanied Mrs. Rice to Lewistown. W. T. Sharp returned the last of the week from a business trip of sev eral days at Stanford and Great Falls. While in the Falls he placed his order lor the structural steel that is to be used in the new Clary building. He expected to begin work on that build ing at once, but has been prevented from doing so on account of the rainy weather. He also has the contract for Stanford's new school house, the work being under the supervision of Chas. Lindquist. W. H. Estes, who lives on the for mer Osborne place four and one-half miles southeast of Moore, has finished drilling a 140-foot well on his farm and says he has an abundant supply of very good water. Gordon O. Shafer, formerly cashier of the First National Bank in this city, but who has been a resident of Great F'alls for the past few years, has accepted the management of the Chester Trading company at Chester. The Signal of that city says: "Gor don O. Shafer took charge of the Chester Trading company store Wed nesday, succeeding L. Crichton, who has been manager for the past year and a half. Mr. Shafer comes with a fine record as a business manager and we have no doubt that success awaits him in his new field." About twenty-five members of the Odd Fellows lodge at Straw came up here Tuesday evening to take part in the initiating of several members of the Moore lodge. The Straw team is well posted on lodge matters and did some splendid work in the initia tion. ROUNDUP. (Roundup Record. ) As a result of the burglary of Wein hold's harness shop on Sunday night, A. R. Hagar and Wm. Buckley have been arrested and are being held to answer for the crime. Some time Sun day night or early Monday morning an entrance was effected to the build ing, which has been occupied by Wein hold as a harness shop, and from which all the goods had not yet been removed to his new location. A mass of plunder, estimated to be of a value of about $400, was taken by the burglars. This included ten sides of leather, some harness, horse collars and odds and ends of stuff. Early Monday the sheriff's force recovered practically all the loot, which had been cached in a draw northeast ot the city. It is understood that a deal has been completed for the colonization of the Rufus Thompson ranch, which follows the valley of Willow creek from 20 to 25 miles northwest of Roundup. Mr. Edwards, Mr. Morley and other prominent Helena parties are Interested. The property com prises about 4,000 acres of bench and bottom land in the heart of the best agricultural section in Musselshell county, and Is to be cut up into small farm tracts. A part of the project is the establishment of an inland trading point, with several mercantile institu tions near the site of the old home ranch, both for the convenience of the settlers and with the prospect of being the terminal of a steam or elec tric railway branch to be extended from Roundup. LIBRARY REPORT. Trustees Give Financial Statement and Outline Improvements. The board of trustees of the Lew istown public library have submitted the following report for the year end ing April 30: Number of books in library, 3,754; periodicals on reading table, 55; In crease of books during the year, 469; books drawn out during year, 12,070. Cash on hand in library May 1, 1911, $25.13; amount received from fines during the year, $79.25. Total, $104.38. Paid out by librarian for incidentals, $91.50; balance to be turned in to city treasury, $12.88; balance on hand in library fund Dec. 1, 1911, $660.81; re ceived from tax levy, 1911, $1,465.60; Increase on Stephens endowment fund, $451.93; total receipts, $2,591.22. The expenditures from December 1 to May 1, 1912, were: Books, $666.63; Piper Construction company, roof, $320; Geo. Anderson, $104.60; city tax, $142.93; coal, $190.20; librarian's salary, $200; insurance, $29.40; steel stacks, $67.50; light, $6.20; sundries, $15.81; total, $1, 743.27, leaving a balance on hand Mav 1, 1912, of $847.95. During the year we have purchased several valuable sets of books; we have added new steel shelves to hold the overflow. Our valuable maga zines and periodicals have been bound. The library roof has been re sbingled and the city improvement tax paid. SfiMX CONDITIONS GOOD ON EAST SIDE GRASS IS BETTER THAN EVER BEFORE AND LOSSES HAVE BEEN VERY SLIGHT. Grass Range, May 12.—D. F. Brun ner, one of the employees at the Grass Range Mercantile company store, is spending a week at his ranch five miles south of town. Dobi Machler and brothers are now operating their big steam plow outfit on the ranch of Geo. Ayers, where they are doing some excellent break ing. Machler has contracted for plowing for the entire season. As soon as their contract is completed at the Ayers ranch they expect to move to Ed. Smith's ranch just out of town. Ole Vinger, the well-known sheep' man, has just sold his sheep, same to be delivered about the first of July. The price is not made public, but supposed to be at a fancy price. Ole has concluded that with the rapid ad vancement in agricultural lines of this part of the county he had better re tire from the sheep industry and turn his attention to farming. J. H. Chadd, a Musselshell stock man, was in town Wednesday and Thursday transacting business and purchasing supplies. He says that the range in the lower country is ex cellent, and the loss during the past winter very light. Condition of stock at the present time is fine. Chadd expects to spend the coming winter in the east. Miss Olga Sanderson, of Forest Grove, Is spending the week visiting her sister, Tena. Ira Pierson, a farmer from the Winnette section, was a business visi tor in town Wednesday and Thurs day, transacting business and purchas ing supplies. William Cruse, of Helena, and O. Peter, of Marysville, arrived In town Thursday afternoon and were accom panied to the Cruse ranch by J. H. Charters, the trip being made in the latter's auto. Miss Essie Shaw, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Shaw, is expected home from Ogden, Utah, in a few weeks. The profitable use of dynamite in farming operations has struck the vi cinity recently. J. H. Charters has had a force of men at work clearing some excellent bottom land and blast ing the stumps. Ed. Shierson has been busy the greater part of the spring doing similar work for a good number of farmers in this section. Many of them have adopted that sys tem in planting fruit trees. John Single, the famed apple grow er of Fergus county, was a business caller in town Saturday. Mr. Single is still importing new and different varieties of fruit trees and expects (o have one of the finest orchards in this part of the state. The child of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Maddox, reported as critically ill with whooping cough and pneumonia, is now on the slow road to recovery. Harry Shepard, of Forest Grove, was a caller in town Thursday and Friday. Some extensive road changes and improvements are expected to be made in the vicinity of Grass Range soon, as has been announced by David Foreman, the road supervisor of this district. John Eschelman, Sr., was in town the first part of the week and reports a large acreage in the Edgewater country, but that the continued mois ture of late has delayed farming opera Every Inch a Priest. Special dispatch to the Cincinnati Enquirer: Winnowed from among many pathetic stories of the Titanic catastrophe today was a tale of two clergymen who went down with the Titanic while ministering to the stricken passengers. One of the clergy men was Rev. Thomas R. D. Byles, of Westminster parish, London, who was on his way to officiate at the mar riage of his brother in Brooklyn, and the other a German priest whose name is unknown. Father Byles was in the first cabin and the German priest in the steer age. Both ministers had celebrated mass in the steerage Sunday morn ing. The story of their deaths was related today by three women sur vivors of the Titanic—Ellen Mocklare, Bertha Moran and Miss McCoy. When the liner struck the iceberg, they said, F'ather Byles came down the steerage passageway with hand uplifted, commanding the people to be calm and giving them absolution and his blessing. "He led us to where the boats were being lowered," said Miss Mocklare, "the meanwhile saying his prayers, and helped women and children into them. He whispered words of com fort and encouragement to all. The passengers were deeply impressed by his self-control. Twice he refused to enter a boat and save himself" BOOSTS LEWISTOWN. "Town Development," a Well-Known Eastern Publication, Praises City. "Town Development," a widely cir culaed and high-class publication pub lished in Chicago, in its last issue, had the following article on Lewis town and the work which the local commercial club and Its live secretary are doing here: . Considerable attention is being paid the interests of ranchers and farm ers in the western country by com mercial organizations. The Lewis town (Mont.) Commercial Club, for instance, has just opened up a County Development League, and a feature of this work will be the opening of a rest room for the exclusive use of wives of ranchers who come to the city to shop. There will be facilities for leaving the children to be cared j for, and the cares of shopping will be considerably lessened through the thoughtfulness of the club officials, among the leaders of whom is George E. Mathews, the re-elected secretary. " e o'"., yeais already. He was largely in strumental in the organization of the if.'^xzsrs*^ Lewistown wni be on two transcon* tlnental lines, which will support a -ciaim of being the railroad center of Montana, it is probable that a Ju dull Basin Development League will the general It wm- e 8 ! c io1 ^ ,, meeting* t? 1 some^pnt^i^n initl S i ablv f i . central point, proh April llobson * nt an eft rly date in ! Wilson Carrying Michigan. May 10,-Oov. Wood row \\ lison continues to make an al most unanimous sweep of the state of Michigan, which will unquestionably give its 30 votes in the Baltimore convention in favor of the candidacy of the New Jersey executive. Up to the present time, fifteen counties in Michigan have elected delegates to the state convention that assembles May 15. Three hundred of these dele gates are instructed for Wilson and 102 are uninstructed, the majority of whom are in favor of the candidacy ot Governor Woodrow Wilson. Are Without Homes. Baton Rouge, La., May 9.—Louisiana has approximately 17,000 persons made homeless by the crevasse in the Mississippi river levee at Torras alone. Of this number 12,000 are dependent upon the bounty of the United States government. The rest are able to care lor themselves. Elsewhere In the state are thousands driven from their homes by the Panther Creek, Dog Tail and other crevasses. Seven deaths, three of white persons, due to the flood in Louisiana, are confirmed and there are numerous reports of other fatalities. ———.--—— — ,, , ., pl f, s Brief ' i Meanwhile, Mexico continues to vindicate President Diaz.—Topeka Capital x- ' ,, , , Hcnveyer, that man who tried to with % kn , n a° h ,T e ' with a knife didn t originate the idea, j W ashington Post. Don't disturb Mr. Lorimer in the senate any more. It seems to be the; only place where the poor man is | wanted.—New York Evening Mail. ; ,, * I ! t f h ™ ck has changed the | name of Cobb' F la., to Baker. Betting j ™ tke Athletics again this year,. Frank?—Washington Post. People who are too poor lo take an | ocean voyage occasionally also have something to be thankful for at times. —Des Moines Register and Leader. After the Illinois primary the colonel; 8a d , h , e was t0 ? ^PPy to talk. It's a pity the colonel has not been happier in the past than he has been.-Nash c ,, , ,| Speaking of nerve, three masked bandits robbed the passengers of a Pullman car right in the presence of the porter, and all this not far from Chicago. - Pittsburg Chronicle-Tele-' aph i ' .... , ! The papers are still commenting up on the rejoicing in Milwaukee over the bier of socialism. It takes, It seems, something like that to make Milwaukee famous.—Nashville South ern Lumberman. The president of a button-hole man ufacturing company reports that this is one of the best years his industry ever had. Button-holing is always ac tive in a big campaign year.—Kansas City Journal. While we are mourning the wreck of the Titanic, all civilized nations have aviators at work drilling them selves in the art of dropping bombs on ships for the maintenance of peace.—New York World. It must be a relief for some of the scholars in politics to know that the presidency of John Hopkins is vacant. FOR RELIABLE HAIL INSURANCE ADDRESS EDWARD BRASSEY Lewistown Agent State farmers' Mutual Hail Insurance Company Call and Read Testimonials From Insured for Losses Paid in 1911. Assets Over $500,000 & Great RailRoad Development Is sure to advance the price of city property. Now is the time to invest in vacant lots in Park Addition. There is but one Park in Lewistown and that is in Park Addition. The city is to spend $7,500.00 upon this park during the next three years; sufficient to make it A Garden of Flowers and Shade. Could there be a better place for a home than one facing this Park? We have a few lots left so situated. Prices from $300 to $750 per lot Terms: One-third cash, balance to suit purchaser % Phone 456 EXCLUSIVE AGENTS Phone 456 & ST. 1 about the middfe of November i^Bos* ton Advertiser .«-*•«-*-**» as i , , H 1 .?* 8 were delegates, the co l? nel still would not have them all. ^ cw York World. The glacier's children do not get speed maniac's way like the I i ch Th ren , r n 7 B r k,yn ^ ■ ^ le b ea rtng of 1. Roosevelt, Jr., I h* 8 flr8t ^ in Wali Street * s described as modest. Blood will toll. —Boston Advertiser. j A patriotic society wants to buy Jefferson's home at Monticeilo, but "on" SStoTS, jTw? £*£& home in Washington.—Detroit Jour nal. A New York cab-driver has sailed for Germany to claim a fortune of $125,000. Hud he been a taxicab driver ne couldn't afford to have gone. —Nashville Southern Lumberman. "I object," says Heyburn, "to carry ing any farther the wreckage and car nage and disorder that have been brought about by direct primaries." Yes; it would be awful If they were can led as far as Idaho.—Philadelphia North American. A half-eagle of the vintage of 1815 has brought $3,500. Now the reason iowl are kept so long in cold storage is clear.—Boston Advertiser. Mt. McKinley has defeated another party. Probably the best way to climb tnis mountain is the way Dr. Cook did it.—Boston Advertiser. There is still some question wheth er tiie result in Pennsylvania was due j to a genuine Roosevelt landslide or! a crevasse in the Pennsylvania bosses' levees.—New Orleans Times-! Democrat. * Edison has completed an invention! widen makes it. possible to have mov-l ing pictures at home. About the only ! tiling that can not be had at home now is home life.—Chicago Record-lleruld .. Mr Mn ,.„„ n r ,m , ! Mr - Mor S an paid $3,500 lor an an tique bed in his collection." That isn't anyimng; Senator Stephenson 1,ilS 11 B,n * le chalr Washington for which he paid $107,000, and considered it cheap.—Memphis Commercial Ap peal, Not a single passenger on the Ti-' tanic was saved by the tennis court.— 1 Toledo Blade. Won't some one please furnish Colonel Watterson witli a dictator? He seems hound to have one.-De troit News. if Tal't is as bad as Roosevelt says would not he safe to trust the Colonel to pick out any more-officials f or us.—Philadelphia Record. After this cruel war is over, though, let us remember only the kind things that Theodore and Will used to say of eac h other.-Chicago Tribune. Huntington Wilson intimates that if the Mexicans don't quit butchering our citizens, he'll vtrrlte 'em another ishllrp letter.—Columbia (S. C.) State. „ ,____ , , ... . , Subway strap-hangers will view with mingled emotions the govermneni suits against the New York Central , or the protection of hogs.—New York World, Colonel Roosevelt defines a progres sive as "a man who works with his face toward the light." Move to omit I he last three words.—Wall Street Journal. This sort of thing must upset Dr. Lyman Abbott.—Brooklyn Engle. George W. Perkins says that trusts are a blessing. „ Sure, look what they've done for George!—Philadel phia Inquirer. Problems for psychological engi neers: Was the famous Judicial Temp erament blown up from the inside or! the outside?—Chicago Tribune. A scientist announces that "meat eaters are more active than vegetar- i ians." Sure. Otherwise they couldn't! be meat-eaters —Cleveland Leader. England's drink bill in 1911 was $810,000,000, the heaviest on record. No wonder John Bull thought he saw a German invasion.—Cleveland Lead er. Meantime let us not forget that American mining kills about 3,000 workingmen every year and no great fuss is made over them.—New York World. ......... The Chinese nomilace is aw«kin«r tn the than a unanimous hair-cut to estab 1,sh a republic on a practical basis.— Washington Star. We are prepared to drill Water Wells any size or depth. We guarantee our work. Give us a trial—we will please you. 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