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Will Be Heard On July 6—Bids for
Paving Janeaux and Dawes Streets I
to Be Received on June 28—Inter- j
esting People of Carnegie Library
Board for the Year — Institution
Shows Marked Growth—City Engi
neer Reports on Amount of Damage
to Be Assessed Against Nelson
Brothers on Sidewalks.
Much routine business was disposed
of at last night's meeting of the city
council, at which Mayor W. D. Symmes
presided, with Aldermen Sutter, Mil
ler, Berkin, Wiedeman and Matthews
in attendance. City Attorney I. B.
Kirkland and City Engineer Birlsland
were also present.
To Eliminate Clubs.
City Attorney Kirkland submitted a
bill for an ordinance, the purpose of
which is to put the various so-called
clubs out of business forthwith by de
fining the boundaries within which any
such so-called club may sell, dispense
or give away any intoxicating liquor.
The district includes Main street, from
Second avenue to Fifth avenue, on
both sides of the street; the northwest
side of Broadway between Third and
Fourth avenues; the southwest side
of Third avenue between Main street
and the alley between Janeaux and
Watson streets. This would leave
only the Dunbar club, known as the
colored men's club, on Third avenue,
between Janeaux and Watson, with
the right to continue. It is stated
that this organization practically com
plies with the state law and that it
is the only one of these so-called clubs
which does.
Any one violating the law is liable
to a fine in any sum up to $300, or
by imprisonment for not more than
90 days or both fine and imprisonment.
City Attorney Kirkland and the
chief of police were instructed to pro
ceed at once with the enforcement of
the law.
To Pave Broadway.
City Attorney Kirkland submitted
a resolution to pave Broadway from
First to Sixth avenues, five blocks,
the total estimated cost being $35,536.
Protests against this improvement will
be received on July 6.
Jacob Mills, President
H. B. Palmer, 1st Vice-Pres.
Wm. L. Holloway, 2nd Vice-Pres.
George B. Conway, Sec'y and Treas.
E. H. Green, Supt. of Agencies
Dr. E. D. Nash, Chief Veterinarian
26 West Sixth Ave., Helena, Mont.
Assets, Jan. 31, 1914, $126,000; surplus, $19,000.
Insures Horses, Mules and Cattle Against Death From Disease, Accident
Which Results in Death, Fire and Lightning
A. A. Coslet, Judith Gap..........$1000
Edward Kaiser, Wilsall............ 200
Andrew Clark, Billings.............. 1000
Guy Allen, Everson.................... 100
C. A. Jakways, Ovando.............. 100
W. T. Schutte, Wilsall................ 150
Walter McNeill, Billings.......... 250
Butte Brewing Co., Butte........ 150
G. R. Creel, Lewistown............ 150
Home Baking Co., Butte............ 50
Jennie K. Lewis, White Sul
phur Springs............................ 500
S. Henderson, Lewistown.......... 373
W. D. Marvin, Lewistown........ 1000
R. A. Mead, Victor...................... 100
A. C. Bayers, Lavina.................. 200
Bert Mannix, Ovando................ 100
M. F. Rohn Team'g Co., Butte 150
J. E. PINKLEY, Agent, Lewistown, Montana
Casseroles and
Baking Dishes
Genuine fire clay, highly burnished,
quadruple plate, in round or oval shape,
Prices range from $1.65 to $2.25.
Your Baking Made Easy
Your Dinner Delicious
Fergus County Hardware Co.
"The House of Square Dealing"
Janeaux and Dawes.
It was decided to receive bids for
the paving of Janeaux street from
Dawes to Sixth avenue, a distance of
six blocks, and the construction of a
cinduit and bridge and also for paving
one block on Dawes street on June 28
at 8 p. m. This will make a total of
seven blocks. The estimated cost of
the Janeaux street work is $49,000,
and on Dawes street, $4,000.
The street committee was instructe
ed to have Slater Bros, put in at
once the wall along Main street in the
excavation for their building and to
secure a bond to protect the city
against damage to the street pave
The petition for the extension of the
water mains to Evergreen addition
was referred to the water committee
for investigation.
Growth of Library.
Helen L. Warr, secretary of the
Carnegie public library board, sub
mitted her annual report. It showed
the total number of books in the
library to be 4,037 volumes, an in
crease during the year of 283 volumes.
The library has 40 periodicals on the
tables and 12 newspapers on file.
The number of books loaned during
the year from May 1, 1913, to May 1,
1914, was 11,959, of which 7,853 were
fiction, 4,394 juvenile and 1,782 gen
eral literature. The report shows
1,959 more books were loaned than
during the previous year.
The financial report showed that the
amount received from fines during the
year amounted to $215.38, which, with
a balance of $20.97 on hand, made a
total of $236.78.
The expenditures for incidentals,
including a typewriter, amounted to
"During the past year," concludes
the report, "the library has been en
tirely catalogued and a modern card
index system introduced. Two hun
dred ragged books were discarded as
"The reading tables have been bet
ter patronized than ever. The open
shelf system seems to be giving bet
ter satisfaction. Our improvement
district tax has been paid and on
May 1 we had $1,018.44 to our credit
in the city treasury."
The petition of John Brooks for
permission to excavate under the T.
P. building was referred.
Defective Sidewalk.
City Engineer Birkland gave his es
timate as to the cement walks laid by
Nelson Bros, that were absolutely de
fective. Expressed in dollars and
cents this amounted to $1,989.60. This
amount will be sued for unless Nelson
Bros, immediately announce that they
will repair the work.
Inquiries Are Many.
The city engineer's office has re
ceived many inquiries as to the al
teration of the gravity line of the
water system. Bids will be let June
15, and it is expected that the com
petition will be very strong.
'"""position in attempt to
JUDITH GAP, June S.—Postoffice
department at Washington is keeping
up the practice inaugurated by Pos'
master General Wannamaker under
the Harrisor administration of receiv
ing suggestions for the betterment of
the service from postmasters through
out the courtry. In a recent letter
tc the department along these lines
Postmaster Charles L. Beers ot this
•'ity has made some valuable sug
gestions that will likely be adopted by
the department. Among them were
the guaranteeing by the sender of
\ aluable packages the return post
age on same if for any reason the ad
dressee could not be found; a method
of wrapping outgoing letters with
the least possible delay, and a plnn
to keep an accurate record of reg
istered mail with a great deal less
trouble than is now necessary. Mr.
Bters has been connected wit a ork
in postoffices all his life and is
therefore competent to give valuable
suggestions for the betterment of tne
An attempt was made at the last
n.eeting of the city council to raise
the saloon license from $65 to $3')0 a
year, but the saloon men made such a
strenuous objection that the matter
was deferred intil Oct. 1. For the
next three months the license will be
520 a quar.er, after which it will bo
boosted to $300. By the first of July
it is expected that there will be but
two saloon:- here, a consolidate jn of
Sullivan's and Grandberg's being
contemplated thi smonth. A conso'l
dation of Wa'tc-r Hard's and O. F
Deyarmon's having already taken
Jonathan C. Smith, one of the first
homesteaders in this section, died
at his home in Judith Gao Monday
iron.ing of can? r. He was buried
Tuesday in the Oarneill cemetery.
Rev. Ball of Harlow ton preached the
funeral sermon.
Guy Ewing and his attorney, Nor
man R. Barncord, returned from
White Sulphur Springs Wednesday.
Tuesday, the day set by Judge Mat
thews, Mr. Ewing appeared and
plead not guilty to the charge of sec
ond degree assault upon the person of
Merchant Shanahan of Nihill. The
judge informed the defendant that his
trial would be had as soon as there
were enough cases on the docket to
warrant a jury term of court, which
will possibly be in September.
At the last meeting of the Cominer
cial club the invitation of the Har
lowton Commercial club to join them
in a discussion of the county seat
removal at a dollar dinner to be given
in Harlwton soon was accepted. Pos
sibly 20 citizens will attend.
During the past 24 hours this sec
tion of Montana has been visited with
a continuous down-pour of rain that
will be extremely advantageous to
growing crops. The farmers have
been praying for a soaking rain for
several days. It has arrived, and then
Work on the cheese factory has
been delayed some by the rain, but
the contractor says he will have the
building ready by the 16th. Presi
dent P. J. Murphy, who will be as
sisted by William Burghart, expect.,
to turn a batch of cheese into the cur
ing room this month, and 30 days later
It will be ready for the market. The
factory will turn out a high grade
sample of cheese, a ready market for
which will be found right here in
William Crouse, a prominent busi
ness man of Minneapolis, is the guest
for a few days of his old friend, At
torney Glen S. Bills. Mr. Crouse
Highly pleased with this section oi
Montana and will probably make some
investments here before returning to
hi« home.
Attorney G. S. Bills returned this
week from a business trip to the twin
C. H. Coleman returned Wednesday
from Marshall, Minn., accompanied by
several prospective land buyers.
At a recent meeting of the com
mercial club it was decided not to
hold a Fourth of July celebration here
this year, but to unite in making the
annual birthday celebration Sept. 15,
an unusual success. There will be n
good agricultural exhibit on this oc
casion and sports galore.
E. L. Parsons, an experienced lum
ber man of Poison and Roy, has taken
charge of the local yards of the Mon
tana Lumber company. H. D. Jones,
late manager, contemplates going into
another line of business in this town
about the first of the month.
The first of the week the local tele
phone office will be removed to S. J.
Small's building opposite the post
office. The two farmers' lines will
then be conected up and the people in
the town and countr ywill be given an
all night service.
A building will be erected on the
Every Day
In the week we can save you money
in your- meat purchases, because
we are satisfied with small profits
and cut economically. Tlius you
avoid waste—waste that makes the
money fly. Our meats will bear the
most rigid inspection as to quality,
freshness, tenderness.
'Phone 23
Lewistown Hide
& Fur Co.
207 Fifth Ave. A. L. Hawkins, Mgr.
rear of the Security State Bank lot
next week which will be used to house
the two chemical engines recently
purchased for fire protection.
Charles H. Land, a wealthy farmer
of Russell, Minn., was here during
the past few days looking over this
section of Montana. Before return
*ng to his home t 'day he closed a deal
for the purchase of a fine quarter sec
tion of land southeast of town. The
purchase was made from Glen S. and
II. L. Bills. This investment means
that other tarruers from Mr. Land's
section will follow his example.
Luke M'Luke Says
If you lie about anything else you
advertise the postal authorities will
get you. But you can always send
love letters through the mails.
The interrogation point is the new
est thing in female headgear. She is
still advertising the fact that she is
a living conundrum.
The very latest thing in lounging
costumes for daughter are messaline
harem trousers. But mother will con
tinue to lounge in the black skirt she
got in 1905 and the gingham apron
she got in 1912.
Why is it that we never like a man
living as much as we do when lie is
Every man who has more than you
have has more than his share.
We all like to kid poor old Joe Mil
ler, but if he had never lived we
would have no vaudeville or musical
i oinedy today.
You can't make a homely woman
believe that Confederate money is
good currency, but you can tell her
t hat she is beautiful and she will be
lieve you.
Men's styles are not so bad. Yon
can forgive the peg tops and Hebrew
(omedian hats when you remember
t hat they once w'ore sashes and car
ried muffs.
An optimist is a man who has some
thing to sell.
One of the biggest bluffs in the
world is the appearance of alleged
interest on the face of a man who is
listening to a hard-luck story.
In spite of all the great reforms in
s ituted in this country, I notice that
tlie devil never gets a vacation.
They have made lots of advances
in other ways in the last decade, but
courting never changes. They do it
just the way you used to do it. They
sit in the dark for hours and holo
bands and feel perfectly happy. And
she w r ill say after an hour of silence-.
"What were you thinking about?" and
he replies: "About you. What were
you thinking about?" And she re
plies: "About you." And they kiss
and she lays her head on his shoulder
and they sit that way for another hour
like two sick mud turtles. And her
father pounds around as a signal for
him to go and they say good-by eighty
four times and kiss sixty-two times
because they won't see one another
for six hours. And he goes home
walking on air nnd she goes to bed
and worries for fear some one wil:
kidnap him. It hasn't changed a bit.
The fool legislatures are regulating
everything these days and it wouldn t
surprise me a bit to see one of them
enact an official schedule for the
What has become of ttie old-fasli
j ioned woman who put a bowl over
son's head when she trimmed his hair?
When a man growls at his wife and
slams the door when he leaves the
house, it doesn't prevent him from be
ing perfectly sweet to the first girl
he happens to meet down town.
A man who spends 15 cents a throw
for booze always lndignates about ex
travagance when the children want a
nickel to go to a picture show.
It is queer, but it is a fact that the
average man would rather spend a
dollar on a man lie lias only known
for 10 minutes than stake his wife
to a quarter.
After a girl has spent an nour ad
justing 64 hairpins, three combs, n
barrette, three switches, a store
psyche and a net, she has nerve
enough to turn her nose up at a bald
headed man.
You can get a man to make an af
fidavit to an alleged fact, but you
couldn't get him to bet a dollar on it.
Women are fond of troubles with
highbrow names. A doctor told a girt
that she was a victim of podobroml
drosis and she was real proud of it
until she found out wlmt it meant.
A wealthy girl and a working girl
can have the same shape, but one is
willowy and the other is a clothespin.
Among the other big humbugs In
life is the man who objects to a paint
ing like "September Morn." I'll bet
a guy wbo is that modest does a whole
lot of peeking through the shutters
when lie thinks nobody is looking.
The more bull the reformers band
out about the uplift the more 1 realize
that the real uplift is a big bank roll.
And the bigger it is the higher up the
You may have noticed that the mutt
who is always knocking his home town
never moves out of it.
Once upon a time there was a man
who could always please himself and
liia wife at the same time. But the
poor mutt was only married seven
days when lie died.
There must he some great reward
for being good all the time, seeing
how much fun you lose when you are
working at it.
This is a mean old world in some
ways. As soon as a fellow gets
enough money to get all the pipe he
wants lie finds lie lias dyspepsia and
can't eat any.
It is a cinch that the man who leads
a double life doesn't have twice as
much fun us the man wiio behaves
When ignorance is bliss is when a
proud princess nearly dislocates her
wrist trying to make you get a flush
at a lump of alum mounted in a 10
cent-store brass ring. She knows it
is gen-u-wine because the fellow wiio
gave it to her told her lie paid $900
for it.
A fly hasn't any more sense than a
human. When lie sees another fellow
snared by sticky paper lie thinks it is
all bunk and lias to experiment him
It doesn't cost any more to be iiappy
than miserable. That's the reason
most of us go around hunting trouble.
It is all right to be a good loser.
But some guys make a habit out of it.
Many a man who used to pay $25 a
throw' for lessons in poker kicks be
cause Ills daughter wants $2 to pay
for piano lessons.
When a man reads of a modern
miracle happening in Europe, he mur
vels at tlie wonders of science. But
if the miracle happens in his home
town he knows it is a darn fake.
In spite of the old stage jokes I am
here to state that the hot heads have
broken up more iiappy homes than
cold feet.
There are 71,896,425,009 places in
the world where your wife might be
when you are standing on a corner
making a hit witli a pretty girl, but
your wife simply has to pass thut cor
The world is only a foot square when
you are dodging a creditor, but it em
braces all eternity when you are hunt
ing up a debtor.
Reform can make more noise und
produce less results than anything
ever invented.—Cincinnati Enquirer.
Tlie very size of the central army
lias made it necessary for Villa to
associate with himself several other
officers, all acknowledging their al
legiance to Carranza as the chief of
the revolution. First among these is
General Felipe Angeles, the noted ar
tillery commander. He was for many
years superintendent of the military
school at Chapultepec, is the idol of
the officers of tlie army, and beloveci
by the people, who point to tlie fact
that he is a poor man, though for so
long an army officer, in proof that he
is honest. He was educated in Eu
rope and is well known in the United
States among military and civil offi
cials who have been stationed at Mex
ico City. During the bombardment
of the capital in the uprising against
Madero, Angeles realized that Huerta
was not making the proper effort to
take the citadel, held by Felix Dias,
and offered to take it himself, if Ma
dero would furnish him the soldiers
and cannon. But Modero was unable
or unwilling to distrust Huerta.
WASHINGTON, June 8.—An in
come tax decision of vital importance
to corporations dealing in realty was
handl'd down today by the treasury
department. It held that corporations
or individuals dealing in realty which
is pledged for indebtedness may con
sider the interest on such debt a part
of their expenses of doing business
and deduct it fro mt.heir income re
turns when the property pledged for
debt is tlie subject on sale in the
ordinary business of the firm or in
- dividual.
President Ellis Tliorwaldson, of tlie
North Dakota railroad, which runs 22
miles from Concrete to Edinburgh,
called on President L. W. Hill of tne
Ctreat Northern today and borrowed
•i locomotive from him.
"Mine's sick," said Tliorwaldson,
'and we haven't pulled a train for
two months. Farmers along the line
are beginning to tnink our train must
be late."
Tliorwaldson lives beside his line at
Mountain, N. 1)., where he is president
of the bank, postmaster and well dig
ger.— M innenpolis Tribune.
Choice Meats
We would like to be appointed your
butcher if you are particular. We
ourselves are very particular, so much
so that we decline to handle any sec
ond qualities.
Graduate of the Palmer School of
Chiropractics, the Fountain
Head of Chiropractic.
Office 'Phone, 425 Residence, 676
No. 5 Crowley Block
Lady Attendant
Analysis free at tlie office.
Hours: 9 to 12 a. in.; 2 to 5;
7 to 8 p. m.
P .
FREE. If you have an In
vention or any patent mat
ter, write immediately to W. W.
WRIGHT, registered attorney, Loan &
Trust Bldg., WASHINGTON, D. C.

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