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Stephen Harding of Fort Maginnis, one of the p'ioheer residents of this sec tion of Montana, having lived at his present location for 33 yeara, was in town on Saturday and reports that he uever had a better stand of timothy than this year's crop and that ail grains in that section are looking ex ceptionally good. Rev. Paul E. Meyer, missionary oi the Lutheran church, noted as a speaker and singer, also for his friend ly relations toward ull lie meets, de livered sermons at Lindstrom last Wednesday and Thursday. Those who did not have the opportunity to hear him then may do so on Friday evening, August 23r at Lindstrom, and at the Steinfadt school house on Saturday evening, the twenty-fourth. Yesterday the Power people made their first shipment of cattle from this point to the eastern markets. The cattle in this shipment were from the famous old Horseshoe-liar ranch and was composed of some of the Mexican cattle that were shipped in here a couple of years ago. They were all in good condition and will command the top price on the market. There will be one a week mail serv ice between this point and Wilder If some one will get busy and bid for the job, as Postmaster Gove has re ceived word that the route has been allowed and they are now advertising for bids to carry the mail. This is a route that has long been needed, as Wilder is one of the oldest postoffices in the county and has been without mall service for sometime past, but tl)e petition for this route has now gone through and it is now up to us to show whether we want is or not. —Enterprise. MOCCASIN. George Brown is expecting a carload of young dairy cattle this week from Minnesota and will run them on his ranch near Kolin until fall, when he expects to put them on the market. The Melchert grading outfit is now at work on the road one-half mile west of town and is crowning the grade as far north as the power line, one mile north of town. The hill near the Lamb ranch is being cut down to an easy grade and a new culvert has been put in. Rev. Edwards, who in company with Rev. Dr. Sloan o* Helena, left here the fore part of last week for Pine Grove in the Snowy mountains, did not arrive home to conduct services in the Presbyterian church Sunday evening and a short song service was given in place of the regular services. There were 40 people present, each receiving a bouquet of cut flowers. Revs. Edwards and Dr. Sloan went to Pine Grove to establish a church there. The distribution of the flow ers took so well that it will be tried out again on a larger scale, the flow ers last Sunday being practically all from one garden aud consisted of sweet peas, pansys, nasturtiums and California popys and candituft.— Dis-i patch. DENTON. Dr. and Mrs. Woodcock returned j Saturday after spending several weeks; at the exposition at San Francisco. j Harvesting has commenced in earn-! est and the many fields of grain will be in shocks by the end of next week. The threshing crews are getting ready to begin operations. J. W. Altizfer has purchased 120 acres of the Judith Land company ad joining his ranch, 40 acres of which lies on the Wolf creek bottom. The farmers of Exerson are planning on having a grand picnic on Saturday and Sunday, August 14 and 15. The people front Everson certainly know how to entertain and everyone who at tends this picnic is assured of an en joyable tice. It goes without saying that there will be a record breaking crowd on the day of the picnic. A couple of real estate deals were made this week between local par ties. R. L. Cleveland sold a quarter CHICHESTER S PILLS tub diamond• brand. a Ladle*! Ask your Druflrsrlsl ** A\ i'ltl-ehes-ler • kl*iuoiidur»nd/A\ IMIls in Hod and Gold boxes, sealed with Blue Ribbon. W DIAMOND 1IIIAND I*ILLS, for 86 years known as Best, Safest, Always KeliaMo SOLD BY DRUGGISTS EVERYWHERE CHIROPRACTIC (Pronounced Ki-ro-prak-tik.) The principle of Chiropractic (ad just the cause and the effect is elimi nated) is right. Clinical observations of tens of thousands of cases at the Palmer School of Chiropractic show that Chiropractic adjustments remove the cause of every disease the human body Is heir to. Have the cause of your disease removed by taking spinal adjustments. B. J. WOOD Chiropractor No. 5 Crowley Block 'Phone 425 Lady Attendant ANALY8IS FREE AT THE OFFICE Hours—9 to 12 a. m.; 2 to 5 p. m., and 7 to 8 p. m. GEO R. CREEL j'S'IM'!t T .\KFR LICENSED EMBALM EH Calls answered promptly day orj night. ■phone No. 2 Corner Sixth and Main Lewistown,' Mont. section of land to N. O. Miller, thus giving Mr. Miller 580 acres of choice land In one compact body. Mr. Cleve land in turn purchased the ranch of Sid Edmondson, containing 320 acres, the consideration being $45 per acre. This gives Mr. Cleveland and son, C. W., a section of excellent farming land, its close proximity to town mak ing it especially valuable.—-Review. STANFORD. The total rainfall in July for this section of the country, according to the rain guage in the Basin State bank, was 2.80 inches. This is above the average and August has started out With daily showers. James McIntosh was in from Arrow Creek bench the first of the week and referred to the wheat in that section as being the best they have ever pro duced and when it is the best that was ever produced on that bench it it bet ter than fine wheat, for there is no better wheat section our doors than Arrow Creek bench. Miss Ada Thurston is spending a week's vacation visiting friends in her former home at Moore and Mrs. Stan ley Thruston is filling her place in the telephone office. Work on the telephone line between Stanford and Denton is going rapidly forward. The line is now fast ap proaching the neighboring town and will be in working order about Au gust 15.—World. WINNETT. Eight new members were received into the church at Zion Bench and three at Winnett on Sunday; all by transfer. Mrs. Charles Marshall and Miss Florence Tubbs, who have been visit ing their parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Tubbs, the past week, returned to their homes in Lewistown yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Winnett return ed yesterday from a month's visit at the California fairs. Walter said they enjoyed their trip, but "Montana for me." Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Brummett ar rived from Devils Lake, N. D., last week and today have started the foun dation for an office and residence op posite the Times. Mr. Brummett will engage in the real estate business. Emil Edman has the contract for the building.—Times. GRASS RANGE. GRASS RANGE. Over a hundred reapers have been sold by Grass Range dealers since the first of July and more are going into the wheat fields. At the next conference to be Held some time this month, a young min ister will be appointed for Grass Range. This comes as very welcome news and it is a certainty that he will find the people here ready and willing t ohelp. A twice-a-week mail route should established between Grass Range and Flatwillow. A hundred settlers would be accommodated by having a post office midway between the two places. We understand an effort is now be ing made in that direction. It should be pushed along. In eastern regus the hay crop is about harvested and in some localities many farmers have their wheat in the shock. Hay has been slightly damaged by rain, but the worst will do for feed ing on the ranch, its market value only being impaired. In the vicinity of Grass Range some farmers have commenced the wheat harvest; nevt week will find the harvesters humming in every direction. Just now there is keen rivalry in the line of crop exhibits. In Irish's buffet will be found samples of some of the finest oats in this section. Wil liam Shawhan had the blue ribbon un til Ole Vinger came along with a smile on bis face with some of the shortest he had which had been cut off about a foot above the ground, if we were to mention all of the fann ers who have reeord yields we would have to send for a carload of print paper.—Review. HOBSON. One of the finest pieces of flax in this vicinity is that on the G. A. Dunn ranch south of this city. The flax stands thirty-six inches high and the yield promises to be a big one, as many have predicted fifteen bushels and bet ter per acre for this field. The weather the past week has been of the good old summer variety with the mercury fooling around over tlie 80 mark. As a result the wheat is turning rapidly and in many fields the binder will be at work the first of next week, although the harvesting will not be general until about the fifteenth of the month. S. E. Halverson, who arrived in this city a few days ago with his family from Grant's Pass, Ore., rind accepted the position of buyer for the McCaull Webster company, has resigned his position and on Wednesday left for Moore, where he will have charge of the farmers' elevator at that place. Judd Lindsay has accepted the posi tion made vacant by Mr. Halverson and is now on the job getting things in shape for the fall business. O. E. Vrooman, a former resident of this city, but who is no ^ a repre sentative of the William H. Brown company, arrived in the city on Wed nesday with a party of Iowans and he is now busy showing them the best and biggest wheat crop it has ever been their fortune to behold. Mr. Vrooman states that the morning the left Iowa it was so cold that you could write your name on your breath. Anu we guess this Is ging some for a corn state.—Star. --O- CANVAS ELECTION. The county commissioners will meet again in this city on August 17, to can vas the election returns from Denton, as that town will vote on the ques tion of incorporating on August 16. TALKS ABOUT OBIENTi FINDS THE CHINESE BUSINESS MAN PROGRESSIVE AND HONORABLE, PRESIDENT IS A VERY ABLE MAN! O. R. McClave, who returned early in the week from a business trip which included San Francisco, Hono lulu, Japan and China, brings back witli him very glowing accounts of the future of China, that nation until re cently ad most obscure. During his visit to the Orient he was afforded nu nierous opportunities to view the Chi nese business situation as it now ex ists, and to meet and talk to prominent business men aud diplomats who are in a position to know what the fu lure of China really is. China Waking Up. "On my return trip," said Mr. Mc Clave yesterday, "i met and talked with Charles Denby, who was consul general hi Shanghai at the time of the Boxer outbreak, and lie states that as tilings looked to him, China would make far greater progress civilly and industrially in the next 10 years than Japan did in the first decade of her awakening. He told me that the pres ent executive of China is a mail of un limited ability, and one who is liked and respected by all who come in con tact with him. Chinese Good People. "Personally, I have found that the Chinese people are buslnoss-like and exceedingly trustworthy, possessing fligh moral integrity. The word of the aierage Chinese business man is as good as a gold bond, they will stick to an agreement even if they them selves are the loosers. It is quite won derful how tliut nation is becoming alive to the advances of civilization. Where they have hitherto violently op posed railroad building, they are now anxious for the country to he surveyed and road laid. They are getting over the superstitions which have made them resent the moving of their an cestors' graves which are scattered alomst everywhere you look, and are letting the railroad builders have full ssway." a prominent American, banker. He Among many other mementos of his trip, Mr. McClave brought with him an account of a meeting of the Wed nesday Tiffin club, which appeared on a recent issue of the China Press, published in Shanghai. The article as a whole is interesting because it shows the fast-growing relations between Chi nese and American business. The opening lines of this article are as follows: 'The enormous possibilities that China holds for American busi ness men were laid before the mem bers of the Wednesday Tiffin club at the Palace hotel yesterday by J. Sel win Tait, chairman of the hoard of directors of the Washington and South ern hank of Washington, D. C., and painted the prosepects for business ex pansion in China, in glowing colors and showed that America should reap the greatest benefits from it because of its position as a result of the war. He specified a number of reforms nec essary in Chinn, such as I lie need for a stable currency based on a gold re serve and better corporation laws.' The article goes on to give Mr. Tait's address in full, in which lie elaborates on bis ideas. T enjoyed the trip very much, in deed,'' said Mr. McClave. "It seems like being in another world entirely, as far as appearance and general at mosphere go, there is an Orientaltouch to everything for even the very mod ern electric signs are Chinese or Japa nese characters. "We had one experience in Japan that threatened to be interesting. Six of us traveling in an automobile met a couple of bay wagons, and a man on a bicycle coming along about tliut ime got tangled up, hit the cur and broke his wheel. As none ol' us could speak the language and explain bow tile accident happened, we were ar rested and taken to the police sta tion. It, happened that 1 had a letter of introduction to one of their barons, and a great financier of the country, and another man of the party Imd a letter to some big prince. We showed these letters, which bad the desired effect, for they bowed us out with many apologies. "The thing tliut impressed me most about my whole trip, however, is the bad effect on the business of our merchant marine act, which provides tliut 75 per cent, of the merchant men's crew must speak the same lan guage as the captain. This act was passed with an idea of protecting the American laborers, but the fact is that it is injuring American trade on the Pacific ocean. No one realizes this fact until he lias been right there and seen with his own eyes, for among tlie trading vessels in the Oriental ports, the American colors are few and far between. It is not that Americans could not compete successfully, all things being equal, because they could, and carry everything in sight. They are far superior to the Oriental trad ers, but they cannot compete with the low wages of the Japanese and Chi nese soldiers. On the American iner cliantmen the captain being English speaking, all of his crew is, too, ex cept tlie flunkies, you might say, aud their work is very unimportant. The Americans will not and cannot work for the low figure that an Oriental can and the result is that the Japanese and Chinese merchantmen are making all the profit. More than that, they are beginning to realize the situation, aim are turning out ships as fast as they can build them. I think that this situation should be remedied before it is too late, and Japan and China cor ner ull the trade of the Pacific. ------—Q----- A CONTEST CASE. W. T. Sheehan, Edward Brassey and J. W. Barker, local land attorneys, were at Denton yesterday, furnishing the legal array for a land contest case that was in progress. Mr. Brassey says that John Ross had a 1,100-acre wtieat field greatly damaged by hail. This is the worst single damage case __________________________ j,y hail yet reported in Fergus county. 11 President at Work on a Definite Plan for Na tional Defense. TO HAVE CONFERENCE President Believes Time Has Come for United States to Determine Upon a Definite Policy—Awaits Reports From Garrison and Daniels—Chair man of Military and Naval Affairs Committees Expected to Give and Receive Suggestions—The Adminis tration Will Be Behind the Policy Decided Upon. CORNISH, N. II., Aug. .—Willi the object of developing a broad and con vincing program of national defense which will meet with the approval of congress. President Wilson is plan ning to co-operate with the chairmen of the military and naval affairs com mittees of the senate and house us well as with Secretaries Garrison and Daniels of the war and navy depart ments, before finally deciding on the recommendations lie will make in his next message to congress. The president told friends tonight that while lie had made no definite lilans for consulting with the chair men of the committees Interested In the question of national defense he would arrange to see them before congress convenes. In order to unite on u single program of uction. When the president sees the eliuir men of the four committees, he ex pects to have before him the reports now being prepared by Mr. Garrison and Mr. Daniels. The heads of the war and navy departments are ex pected to take part in the conference or series of conferences In order io explain personally their recommenda tions. Tli president already has written to Chairman Padgett of the house nuval affairs committee, inviting him to meet him on liis return to Washing ton. Although he did not say tonight whether he hud written similar let ters to the chairmen of I lie other com mutes, it was reported that lie,, had done so. The president believes the time has come for tlie United Status to decide on a definite program of national de fense and is anxious that as little op position as possible develop over the question when it is presented to I lie two houses of congress. He will not decide in his own mind the kind of program required until he lias thor oughly examined the reports of Mr. Garrison and Mr. Daniels and lias received the views of congressional leaders. Through the chairmen of the mili tary and naval affairs committees of the two houses oi congress the presi dent expects tlwr members of those committees to give and receive ideas before tlie appropriation hills, contain ing army and navy items come up for discussion. The plan of the president is to coll ider carefully a program of national defense after free consultation with others and then lo throw the entire weight of the administration behind the policy agreed upon. President Wilson remained indoors at the summer White House nearly all day, working on correspondence and data which lie forwarded to the state department. During the after noon lie went for an automobile ride.' CHAMBERLAIN LIKES IT. PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 5.—"I am in thorough sympathy with the presi dent's plan of a meeting of the com mittee chairmen and cubinet officers to consider a program for national defense," said Senator Chamberlain, chairman of the senate committee on military affairs, tonight. I have been in communication with Secretary Garrison on ibis very sub ject for the lust few months and held several conferences with him before I left Washington. The proposed con ference should have no difficulty in agreeing on a definite program, and I am sure that congress will he almost solid in support of it." Senator Chamberlain says he will propose that the authorized size of tlie army he increased from 100,000 men to 150,000 men, aiul that the army ho recruited up to its full strength. Ho also hopes to effect some means of concentrating tlie military forces of tlie country so they can he mobil ized more easily and made efficient in times of emergency. Senator Ben R. Tillman of South Carolina, chairman of the senate com mittee on naval affairs, who is pass-1 ing the summer in Portland, also in-' dorsed tlie proposed conference and said he was prepared to attend if called. Senator Tillman recently toured the Pacific coast and is con vinced, he says, that the Pacific coast should be better protected. THE FARM EXCHRH6E BULLETIN Third One Issued by the Lewistown Chamber of Commerce Is Just Out and Is Valuable. The third Farm Exchange bulletin has been issued by the Chamber of Commerce, and will be sent immedi ately to the farmers of the county. There will he a circulation of about 3,500 this time, as the number grows j with each issue. The list of stock and | products for exchange is larger than ever tills month, which is proof that tlie farmers themselves have found the bulletin of great assistance, in the foot notes of Hie bulletin is an appeal to the farmers by County Agriculturist Carl Peterson for assistance in the capgaign against weeds, which threaten to control the agriculutire of every county. There are also several paragraphs concerning the establish ment of an agriculturad department at Fergus high school and its attending benefits to agriculture in the county. SILVER-BULLION NEAR MAIDEN HAS A TRUE FISSURE VEIN. VERT RICH ORE FROM THE START The Silver Bullion mine near Mulden Is the latest of the Fergun county prospects that lias been showing up remarkably well and that looks like! a real mine. Peter Rosso, the sale! owner, was In the city Thursday and 1 showed the assay returns on some ore just taken out of the property at the 80-foot level. The value is 34S.S ounces In silver and $78.40 in gold. This makes the total assay value of about $240 per ton, making it very rich .ship i ping ore. A Big Thing. Mr. Rosso says that the recent de-' velopment work which resulted in Ibis' important strike, shows the ore to lie in a fissure vein. This is Hie only! fissure vein yet discovered in the Ju-1 dilli mountains or central Montana.I and being of this character, with well! defined walls, aud a steady increase in width, tlie discovery seems to bo very Important and indicates proman-' alley. The vein is five feet wide and lias been traced a distance of 2,000 feet on the surface. For a width of three feet the values average ubout $200, while tlie remaining two feet.' seem to he an entirely dtfforeul vein 1 ami averages about $41 in gold and! silver. I Will Ship Ore. Mr. Rosso lias made arrangements for tlie shipment of a carload of the ore to the Anaconda smellers, and' this should net him a sufficient sum' to put up a 15-ton stamp mill, which he proposes doing. The Silver Bullion! is located one and one-half miles from! the Cumberland mine, which was dis-i covered by Mr. Rosso, who is a prac-j ttcul aud successful mining man and prospector. The Cumberland is snUL to be a good property, 1ml is not being worked to any extent now, owing to' lack of harmony among Hie owners thereof. j At the Kendall. Charles Beylis, nil old timer of this section, was in the city Thursday from i Kendall, where he and others are op erating a portion of the Kendall mine, under lease. Two cleanups have just j been made, some bullion being brought I in yesterday, representing the liiHt 301 days' run. Everything Ims been go i ing satisfactorily. BRITISH LOSSES BERLIN, Aug. 10.—illy Wireless to Sayville, L. 1.) -The British auxiliary cruiser India, 7,900 tons, has been tor pedoed off tlie Swedish coast. Fifty members of tlie crew wore saved. The India was attacked lit u point north of Bodge when entering llestf jord. The rescued men were picked up by the Swedish steamer Goeste land. The India belonged to the I'eiiln sular and Oriental line. LONDON, Aug. 10.—The British tor pedo boat destroyer Lynx was sunk Aug. 9 as the result of striking u mine, according to an official announcement made this evening by the British press bureau. Four officers and twenty-two men of the crew were saved. The destroyer Lynx displaced 935 tons. The vessel was 260 feet long, 27 feet beam and 9.3 feet depth and was capable of traveling 32 knots per hour. The Lynx carried three 4-inch guns and was equipped with four 21-Inch torpedo tubes. Her eomlenient in nor mol times consisted of 100 officers and men. LONDON, Aug. 10.—(Midnight.) The trawlers Westminster, Harbor Wiper and Ben Arda have been sunk. The members of the crews of all three were saved except two men on the Ben Ardnu. LONDON, Aug. 1L—(1:51 n. 111 .)— The Danish schooner Puaon Iiuh been The World's Best Implements We handle the following world's best implements. Call on us if you need any of the following: Oliver and P. & O. Plows, Superior Grain Drills, Monitor Grain Drills, Stoughton and Mitchell Wagons, De Laval Cream Separators, Queen Incu bators and Brooders, every variety of Garden Seeds. Fergus County Hardware Co. LEWISTOWN HILGER WINIFRED : \l Portable Corrugated Steel Grain Bins Save Insurance Fire Proof Weather Proof Mouse Proof Style A, without door $125 Style B, with 2x6 ft door $135 One of these Bins will pay for itself in one year. We have a limited number at these prices Judith Hardware Co. V Phones 602 and 603. Lewistown. =r burned by a German submarine. The Jason was a vessel of 1 Si) Ions gross, built in l!l(!7, and owned by It. L. Hansen & Co., of Thurce. SECRETARY 6LOOGETT BUCK FROM TOUR OF THE PARK LEWISTOWN PEOPLE MAKE EN JOYABLE TOUR OF WONDER LAND BY AUTOMOBILE. Mr. mid Mrs. L. 1). Blodgett, Mr. and Mrs. N. J. Steffen mid Hugh Stef fen arrived here last evening alter a ten days' automobile trip, which took them through Yellowstone national park. The trip was made wit limit mis hap until lliey reached White Sulphur Springs on the way home. Their car was lei) there a few days for repairs, the party coming lo Lewistown by train. "We had a fine trip," said Mr. Bind got! last evening. "The muds through Hie purk are delightful, there being no steep grades or rough places to endanger tlie smooth running of an automobile. There is gasoline, oil aitil other necessary sundries at every camp, and in fuel everything is made us easy as possible for motoring par lies. Tho rules are not nearly so stringent as lliey look on paper, and we imd all Hie comforts that the wag on parties enjoy." This parly Is Hie first, to make the automobile trip through the Yellow stone park from Lewistown. SCHOOL BOYS CONSTRUCT (Continued from page one.) eould he used us a teacher's room or leiirheruge; a feature now being adopt ed by many progressive rural schools, where, owing lo distance, accommoda tions for teachers are hard to obtain. The plan fits in well with tlie land scape and is a part of the pupils' work In mechanical drawing exercises. Fmin a great number of applicants the instructor chose those, who hy showing great skill and diligence in bench work, combined with good physique and mentality, promised to he the most efficient workmen. 8HIP BODY EAST. The body of the late A. L. Haskins, who wus killed hy lightning on the Ktronf ranch, near Stanford, Monday, will he shipped today to Kevin, Mont., for interment.