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MONEY IN THIS BUSINESS IN FERGUS COUNTY. SOME METHODS FOLLOWED BY HIM He Always Finds a Ready Market For His Porkers—Gets From $1.00 to ! $1.25 Per Bushel on Wheat Fed to j His Hogs—Moves Them Rapidly. (By Carl H. Peterson, County Agri turist.) During the past year the farmers ! of Fergus county have made a won derful stride in the rearing of hogs. Where two years ago it was almost impossible to pick up a carload of j hogs for shipment in any locality, it is estimated by those in close touch with the situation that there will be 200 carloads of hogs shipped out of the county this year in addition to 1 those used for local consumption. I Where only a short time ago the farm-! er bought his ham and bacon at the store, today he is feeding anywhere from 20 to several hundred hogs on J his farm. The Bank Ranch. Among the pioneers in this rapidly-! growng industry and one of the most successful in Central Montana is Hen ry Cheesman, manager of the Bank ranch at Deerfield. Mr. Cheesman came from a hog and corn district in one of the middle states, and soon realized that one could not depend upon one crop alone in Montana any better than in the corn belt of Wis consin. He decided that hogs could convert cheap wheat into high-priced pork. Two Litters a Year. Mr. Cheesman's sows produce two litters a year, farrowing usually in April and May and again in Septem ber and October. That Mr. Cheesman gives the sows good attention during this time may be gathered from the fact that 12 Poland China Berkshire sows raised 122 thrifty pigs last year. | The sows and pigs have access to good alfalfa pasture and running wa ter, and in addition the sows are fed ground wheat or barley soaked for about 24 hours. When the pigs are six to eight weeks old they are weaned and placed in a separate pasture, and fed some ground grain in addition to the pasture to keep them in a good growing condition. At four or five months old they are placed in the fattening lot, where they have all the ground wheat they desire from a self feeder placed in a building with a concrete floor. Sugar beets are fed as long as they last. At all times the pigs have access to good, clean water. This is very important when feeding dry feed to hogs that are being fat tened. For the Market. Mr. Cheesman believes that the self feeder is the best method in fattening j hogs as it requires less attention and the hogs are always contented and never run around, hence they make very rapid gains. When about six t or seven months old the hogs are ready for market and at that age aver age 225 pounds live weight, the ideal weight at which to dispose of Montana hogs. Mr. Cheesman always finds a ready market for his hogs in carload lots, either to local or outside buyers. The fall litters are handled in much the same way, except that instead of alfalfa pasture they have access to good well-cured alfalfa hay. He states that wheat fed to his hogs brings him about $1 to $1.25 per bushel, and attributes his success to strict attention to his hogs at all times, keeping them in a healthy, thrifty condition, and thus enabling him to turn them off at an early age and get ready for the next lot. PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL LIVESTOCK EXPOSITION TO BE HELD AT PORTLAND, ORE GON, FROM DECEMBER 7 TO DECEMBER 12. Secretary Blodgett of the Commer cial club received the following com munication yesterday from O. M. Plummer, general manager of the Pa cific International Livestock exposi tion, which will no doubt be of in terest in this vicinity, especially as the livestock industry is growing each year. The letter states: "The fourth annual Pacific Interna tional Livestock exposition, to be held at the Union stockyards, North Port land, Ore., December 7-12, 1914, has attained a position of first importance in this western country and is recog nized to be a prime factor in the up building of our livestock industry. "The railroads have made a very low fare, covering attendance at our show, and the time of the year is that at which many people from the interior wish to come to Portland. We are asking that you encourage the forming of special parties of livestock people and others interested in our show, making it possible to run a spe cial car, at least from the larger towns. The traveling passenger and local agents of your line will do ev erything they can to assist in the for mation of these parties. "The premier livestock of all the fall shows in the western circuit will be assembled here at our show, which is considered the 'court of last resort' in livestock circles. "As you are well aware, our expo sition is strictly an educational one, there being no 'wild west' or other similar amusement in connection with it. There is no admission charge; we simply put up a livestock show of the first class, which we feel belongs to the people, therefore we believe that you will go out of your way to stir up interest in the propostion. Nothing can advertise your town better than a good live delegation of boosters." ! j ! j 1 I J | j t While it is to be regretted that Ira Phillips is unable to make an active campaign in the interest of his candi dacy for the legislature, it should be remembered that his record in the last legislature cannot but place him in a most favorable light to the voters of the county. He was considered as one of the most valuable members of that body during the last session. And most important of all, his vote was always cast in the interest of the com mon people. 'He was raised in Fergus county and has been identified with the farming and stockgrowing inter ests ever since*he was big enough to know anything of the responsibili ties of life. His native honesty, knowl edge of ranching and general high standing in the county makes him an ideal representative of the farming in terests in the county. Harvey Burnett, the most popular legislative candidate among the young er element, is making a hit at the meetings being held throughout the county. Harvey has assumed the task of presenting to the voters the indi vidual qualities of the various candi dates on the democratic ticket. It is the unanimous opinion that he is do ing this heavy work in a manner that would do honor to a man twice his years and experience in oratorical stunts. Edgar W. Mettler is making a cleaDr vigorous campaign and is becoming stronger every day. His frank, open statements to the voters as to how he will conduct the office of county at torney when he is elected to that of fice is winning for him the respect and confidence of the voters in all sections of the county. His many years of practice in Fergus county is an asset that will prove of immense value in administering the affairs of the county attorney's office. Citizens will notice that the sher iff's office is going right along doing efficient work and making the crooks respect the law. Strangely enough Sheriff Firmin Tullock is able to ac complish this without suspending the courts and assuming the duties of county attorney, which Mr. Peck prom ises he will do if the people will only elect him. A genuine pioneer, one of the Old Roman type, is E. P. Durnen, who is a candidate for re-election to the office of county auditor. Mr. Durnen has proved during the past two years that his lifelong training and his natural qualifications peculiarly fit him for this position. Sheriff's Sale. Itasca Farm Mortgage Company, a corporation, ........................Plaintiff Edward L. Martin and Maggie J. Martin (now Maggie .1. Marou sek), T. E. Nichols, First Na tional Bank of Lewistown, a corporation, W. O. Straight, and Hopkins Brothers Company, a corporation ........................Defendants. To be sold at Sheriff's sale on Weu nesday, the 14th day of November, 1914, at 10:00 o'clock on a. m. of sain dap, at the front door of the Court House, in the City of Lewistown, Fer gus County, Montana, to the highest and best bidder, for cash in hand, all right, title, claim and interest of the above named defendants in hand to the following described property, to wit: The west one half of the northeast quarter and the east half of the north west quarter of Section three (3), Township eleven (11) North, Range sixteen (16), East of the Montana Meri dian in Fergus County, Montana, and the southwest quarter of the north east quarter, the west one naif of tile "oitbeast quarter, the east half of the southwest quarter and the south east rmarter of the northwest quarter ef Section thirtv-four (34) of Township twelve (12) North, Range sixtee n (16), East of the Montana Meridian in Fer gus Countv, Montana. Dated this 14th day of October, 1914. F. TULLOCK, Sheriff. Pi'- L. P- SLATER. Deputy Sheriff. R. J. ANDERSON, Solicitor for Plaintiff. 1 rv 1 r,_o t Notice of Sale of Bonds. Notice is hereby given, that the Trustees of School District No. 113, Fergus County, State if Montana, will vn Friday, the Thirteenth day of Nov ember, A. D., 1914, at the hour of two '■'c'ock p.m. of said day, at the resi dence of the Clerk of said district, re vive sealed proposals for one interest bearing coupon bond in the amount or r .fteen Hundred Dollais ($1,500.00); -aid coupon bond to bear interest at the rate of 6 per cent, per annum, pay vole annually; said bond to be payable m seven years from date and redeem able in five years from date, and to be issued for the purpose of purchas ing a school lot and building a school house thereon and furnishing the same; said bond to be dated Novem ber 13th, A. D„ 1914. The Board of Trustees reserves the r.ght to reject any and all proposals, v c- proposals will be received for less than par and all proposals other than 'mch as are submitted by the State Board of Land Commissioners of the State of Montana, must be accom panied by a certified check of at least 'ne per cent, of the amount bid; said check to be made payable to Mrs. G. Martin, Clerk, at Forest Grove, Mon tana. All bids must be addressed to Mrs D. Martin. Clerk of School District ^0. 113, Fergus County, Montana, a r " orest Grove, Montana, and marked "Proposals for Bonds." By order of the Board of School i i ll"tees of School District No. 113. Fergus County, Montana. Dated October 1st, A D., 1914. I MRS. G. MARTIN, Clerk. TO B[ PROUD OF ADMINISTRATION GIVING CITY ONE OF BEST WATERWORKS SYSTEMS IN COUNTRY. EXTENDING THE STEEL WATER MS — I Will Save Enormous Leakage That Was Wasted by the Wooden Line. The City Saving Considerable Money by Doing the Work Itself. That Lewistown will have one of the best waterworks systems of any city in the United States after the first of November can be little doubted by any one who inspects the installa tion of the new gravity line, now in progress. At the present time, five miles of the six are completed, and work is being pushed ahead at an average of a thousand feet a day. The main camp, harboring about 65 men is now pitched ust the other side of Solomon's ranch, up Spring creek. It heavy storms do not prevent, the work will be entirely completed by the first of the coming month. Source of Supply. Water for the new supply comes from the middle of the three springs. The present supply is piped from the first spring further up, and this water will be later turned into the new line. While the present spring house has been adequate, the new one will be far superior. The middle spring, which was a large one in the begin ning, has been augmented by a flow uncovered since the work began. The new spring house is made of rein forced concrete and covers the entire circumference of the spring, and will absolutely prevent light or any for eign matter endangering the purity of the water. From the time the water comes from the ground until it is drawn from the faucets by the con sumers, it will be absolutely unexposed to the light of day. The water is too plentiful to be carried through the city pipes, and the overflow is ample in case of accident to furnish the demand. Second only to the water itself is the medium through which it will flow. The old pipe line is of wood, and through age it has to be constantly repaired and the loss from leakage has been enormous. The new pipes used are the best that could be pro cured. They are of two kinds—Mathe san join steel pipe for regular ground purposes and Universal castiron pipe for creek crossings. This latter is much in demand, as the line crosses Spring creek 16 times. No more de sirable conditions could be procured for a water system if they had been made to order, as there exists a hy draulic drop of 63 feet between the spring and the city reservoir. The pipes are laid up grade in many places, but the water has a strong, rapid flow through the 16-inch pipe. Both kinds of pipe mentioned are superior | for a water line. The Matheson joint steel pipe is heavily coated with bur lap and coal-tar pitch to prevent the only dangerous possibility, namely, rusting. Nor is there any chance of rust in the iron pipe. In the creek crossings the pipe is sunk and firmly riveted end to end in such a way as to make leakage impossible. Draining or stoppage is regulated with double gate drain valves which are placed at intervals apdrt, mainly at the crossings or similar shallow points. The Calking of Joints. The calking of the Matheson steel joints is an interesting process. Each pipe—weighing over 600 pounds—is put in place by a small hoist appara tus and the ends joined together. The joint is first filled with okum or hemp fiber, which is a seal in itself, and fixed more firmly with clay. Next hot metal is poured in through a "snake," which is adjusted to meet this demand, and in same cases a lead fiber is used to make the sealing. The ioint is then finished with strips of burlap, painted thick with a mixture of coal-tar pitch and asphalt and there is no possible chance of rust or leaks when the thing is done. The lead sealing process, as it is being done on this line, makes the pipe joints secure beyond all question. Formerly these joints were welded by hand instead of with an air compres sor as is used at present. The com pressor drives the trip hammer at the rate of 1,200 to 1,500 strokes a minutes. The men employed in this work are the Boyd brothers and are experts in this line. They were em ployed for years on riveting work in battleship construction. City Doing the Work. City Engineer Birkland, who has charge of the work, states that the city handling it directly, has been able to make a better job of the line than any contractor, and moreover has been able to put it through cheaper than the lowest estimate that was submit ted. He is putting the work straight through during the favorable weather and has made all the progress he hoped for. Under his direction is En gineer Wilson, assistant on the job; Viggio Sigvard, in charge of the pipe laying and the camp; Bigsby, in charge of the excavators, and Stephens at the spring house. The camp is in every way desirable as the men have com fortable quarters and extra fine food and plenty of it. NEW BREAD MATERIAL. Cottonseed meal, mixed with white Lour, is said to add both nutriment and hvpienic qualities to the resulting bread. Also, being comparatively cheap, it offers a way to reduce ice tost of living. Thus does mankind broaden its f od supply. A generation ago, tomatoes were called "love apples" and although) used in some quarters ewre generally held poisonous. Considerably tarth'r hack, artichokes were assumed super ior to potatoes as a food root crop. Samuel Johnson's slur at oats as a grain fed to horses in England, but to people in Scotland is familiar to all —and the use of oatmeal, in EnglanJ as elsewhere, 1 b on the increase. It is quite in order that cottonseed meal '■hould come next. MISS TAYLOR. Miss Lillian Taylor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. T. Taylor, is home, after: having gone through some exceedingly interesting experiences. With some other Americans she^was in Germany when the war broke out and the party had to remain at Munich for some time. They finally made their way to London, where they had opportun ity to observe the war sentiment and study conditions in England. Eventu ally they were able to get back to the United States, arriving in this country but a short time ago. Miss Taylor went abroad expecting to spend a considerable time in study, with a small party of young ladies in charge of an experienced instructor. The war has, of course, completely upset all these plans. O Although his name will appear down at the bottom of the ticket, the voters of Big Spring township should not overlook marking an X opposite the name of Judge Bernard H. Foley, the democratic candidate for re-election as instice of the peace of this township.) When Judge Foley has made as good, if not the best justice of the peace in the state, we are certain that he will have the support of everyone who has observed the work of the court during the past four years that he has served as justice of the peace in this city. There is no doubt of his election, but attention is called to his name simply because he deserves a large vote as a tribute to the conscientious work he has given the people of Big Spring township in the past. Frank Cunningham has had but lit tle opportunity to get out and talk with the voters in the different parts of the county on account of the great amount of work in his office these days. The arranging for the election with all its important details falls upon his shoulders, to say nothing of the regular business of the office. Frank is a firm believer in duty first, and those of the voters whom he does not meet may rest assured that nothing would give him greater pleasure than to meet every one of them personally. If anything is to be neglected, Frank prefers neglecting his personal cam paign than the duties of his office. | To the Stockman and Farmer This is the time of the year when you want to fatten your live stock for market. Tlie best and cheapest way is to feed ground feed. A feed grind er will make you more money than any piece of machinery you can buy. We sell feed grinders in all sizes, both Burr and Roller styles, prices $30 to $ 100 Judith Hardware Co. Lewistown, Montana & [ od a to all It NEXTSATURDAY TANGLED LEGISLATIVE SITUA TION HAS CLEARED SUFFI CIENTLY TO SEE THE END. COTTON INTERESTS ARE SATISFIED to ! a in : j ! WASHINGTON, Oct. 20.—With a compromise cotton relief proposal un der consideration in the house, and a joint conference committee at work on the war tax bill, the tangled legis lative situation cleared slightly today and hope of an adjournment of con gress by Saturday again put in an ap pearance. The cotton forces in the house, which has been holding up the war revenue bill as a means of forcing cot ton relief legislation, gave way when the house rules committee reported a special rule for the consid eration of the Lever cotton warehouse bill and the Glass bill, authorizing the acceptance of 100 per cent, commer cial paper as a basis for federal re serve curency. The rule carries a special amend ment to the Glass bill, which would authorize the secretary of the treasury to deposit in banks in the cotton and tobacco states $250,000,000 of govern ment funds to be used in meeting the cotton crisis. The funds would be se cured by a sale of Panama canal bonds or by an issue of $250,000,000 2 per cent, government notes maturing Jan uary 1, 1916. With the understanding that this proposal was to be considered in the house the cotton states representatives allowed the house leaders to send the war revenue bill to conference. The house and senate conferees immedi ately held a session which ran well into the night and in which all of the undisputed sections of the bill were promptly agreed upon. Trainmaster A. C. Bowen of the Milwaukee went to Great Falls yes terday morning. -C Noitce cf Assessment. Winnett Irrigation Company, a Mon tana corporation, whose place of busi ness is Lewistown, Montana. Notice is hereby given, that at a meeting of the Directors, held on the 7th day of October, 1914, an assessment of fifty cents ($.50) per share was levied upon the capital stock of the corporation, payable October 10th, 1914, to E. H. Holmboe, secretary, Lewistown, Mon tana. Any stock upon which the as sessment shall remain unpaid on the 10th day of November, 1914, will be delinquent and advertised for sale at public* auction, and, unless payment is made before, will be sold on the 27th day of November, 1914, to pay the delinquent assessment, together with costs of advertising and expenses of sale. E. H. HOLMBOE, Sccy. Lewistown, Montana. First publication, October 15. Notice for Publication. 019648. Department of the Interior, U. S. Land Office at Lewistown, Montana, September 28, 1914. Notice is hereby given that WILLIAM LEFFERTS, Jr., of Gilt Edge, Montana, who, on Decem ber 24, 1912, made Desert Land Entry, No. 019648, for S% SE& and S% SW^4, Sec. 33, Tp. 16 N., R. 21 E., Mon tana Principal Meridian, has filed no tice of intention to make Final proof, to establish claim to the land above de scribed, before the Register and Re ceiver, at Lewistown, Montana, on the 9th day of November, 1914. Claimant names as witnesses: Fred-Carpenter, Walter L. Burnett, James LaTray and John Biglen, all of Gilt Edge, Montana. H. J. KELLY, Register. _First miblication Oct. l-5t Notice to Creditors. Estate of Robert C. Kennedy, de ceased. Notice is hereby given by the undersigned, administrator of the es tate of Robert C. Kennedy, deceased, to the creditors of, and all persons Laving claims against the said de ceased, to exhibit them with the ne cessary vouchers, within four months after the first publication of this no tice, to the said administrator at the Empire Bank and Trust Company in Lewistown, Montana, to S. W. Pen nock, at his law office in Lewistown, Montana, the same being the place tor the transaction of the business or said estate, in the County of Fergus, State of Montana. Dated at Lewistown, Montana, Octo ber 13th, 1914. FRANK J. HAZEN. Administrator of the Estate of Robert C. Kennedy, deceased Notice for Publication. Department of the Interior, U. S Land Office at Lewistown, Montana, October 6th, 1914. Notice is hereby given that CHRIST GEORGE GOULAS of Heath, Montana, who, on October 30th, 1911, made Homestead Entry No. 015841, for Southeast Quarter (Seli), Section 3, Township 13N, Range 19 East, Montana Meridian, has filed no tice of intention to make Three-Year Proof, to establish claim to the land above described, before register and receiver, at Lewistown, Montana, on the 16th day of November, 1914. Claimant names as witnesses: Ern est Bush, Frank Schieks and George Shepherd, all of Heath, Montana, and Otillia Davis, of Lewistown, Montana. H. J. KELLY, 10-8-5t Register.