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NEWS OF COUNTY NEIGHBORS
HILGER. The house on the Riddick rancli was struck by lightning Monday night. The only damage was a few shingles knocked loose. Nick Kurchner, who has been do ing carpenter work on the new roast er at the Barnes-King, lias finished his work and returned home. Every one of the hundreds of sub urbanites who flocked to the county seat the past week while the three big state conventions were being held, bust lmv felt a thrill of pride in the manner in which Lewistown acquit ted herself as a hostess. Each day the program committees carried out then plans without a hitch and each night Main street was a blaze of glory. The long rows of cluster lights turned night into day. Th.e thousand flut tering banners proclaimed welcome to every visitor and the myriad of many colored incandescents lent gaiety to the scene. There was music and oratory galore and something do ing all the time. None of the'cities of the state have anything over little old Lewistown, and as a citizen ol Fergus county, the Herald editor felt like joining with the Elks when they gave the yell: "You can't beat it, yov cant' beat it. Who? Lewistown!"— Herald. WINIFRED. Harry Harding brought in the first two loads of wheat Wednesday to be marketed in Winifred this fall. Owen Murphy, who has been work ing in the oglil mines at Kendall foi the past two months, has returned to his homestead to look after his liar vest. Mrs. .Tames Arthur and children ar rived Saturday direct from England to join her husband, who arrived here three years ago and took up a home stead about three miles southeast of town. Threshing is now fairly under way in this vicinity. At Suffolk John Stephens got 30 bushels of wheat tc the acre and (10 bushels of oats. Oi Geo. Shull's farm near Flax, some ol the wheat went as high as 50 bushels and graded No. 1.—Times. MOORE. The Moore Volunteer Fire depart ment presented the largest numbei of members at the convention in Lew istown on Tuesday of any depart ment in the state, only three or foui from other towns and cities in the state being represented. R. F. Swanson, accompanied by llu children, returned yesterday morning from Omaha, where Mrs. Swanson who recently underwent two success ful operations, is confined in a hos pital. She is daily improving in health and will soon be able to return home. It is with extreme regret that Moore, as well as members of tin Methodist church, loses Rev. J. II. Du rand, who lias been pastor here for the past few' years. At the district conference held in Great Falls last week it was decided to transfer him to Roundup.—Inland Empire. ROY. Threshing began in this section the first of the week and the grain is turning out heavy and is of the first quality. Haying is over and the grain is nearly all in the shock and some are now preparing their ground prepn tory to the seeding of fall grain. It. F. Carney, Great Falls; Mr. R. Elstun, W. F. McIntyre and It J. Col lins, of Helena, four officials of the Mountain States Telephone company, were in town Friday /ml stated to the writer that they expected to have their toll station running in a short time and that if the citizens here would guarantee them 35 subscribers they would put in a loeal exchange at once. There is not mu:: doubt but ♦ lat wo will lie able t , secure .he re named number, so that we will in a v'-.o. t. time lie equipped with a much needed improvement, and tae farmers in the vicinity of Roy wi 1 more than likely soon organize companies, as CHICHESTER S PILLS _ TIIE DIAMOND BRAND. A •a! A«k your Dr U ttirl«t for A\ hca-ter • lHuiuniidTtrumj//V\ in Red and Hold mcialllcSSr/ sealed with Ulus Ribbon. \/ l uke no other, liny of* your Y * uhe »•« omer. Jiuy or your years known as licst, Safest, Always Reliable 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 evejj! 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 ANALYSIS FREE AT THE OFFICE Hours—9 to 12 a. m.; 2 to 5 p. m., and 7 to 8 p. m. GEO R. CREEL UNDERTAKER LICENSED EMBALMER Calls answered promptly day or night. 'Phone No. 2 Corner Sixth and Main i Lewistown, Mont. they ran then make connections with long distance lines. On last Friday the Commercial club held a special meeting and de cided that they would not at this time try to pull off a harvest festival, hut that instead, they would oiler cash prizes to the farmers of this section who would bring in the best samples of farm products raised in this sec tion tliis year, and these samples are to be put on display in the town ball so that any one who wishes to show visitors to our town just what we can produce here will he given the privi lege of taking them to the hall and showing them the exhiuits. A cote mittee of three, composed of Jos. Hamm, A L. McCain and It. L. Kil mer, were appointed to ha c the mat ter in charge.—-Enterprise. DENTON. Threshing has commenced in many sections and it is a foregone conclu sion that many large yields will be recorded. The yield of wheat was never better, the heads being well filled. while tlie kernels are plump and large. N O. Miller was one of F>e fi st, to get his grain threshe:'. and delivered to the market in Dentei.. Mr. Miller laid consider.'/ ic st '.obb wheat, hut notwithstanding the yield a v&rigcd -0 '. i.ishels to the acre. J he constr u.i i tn crew finished the leic.'ioone lie; -o Denton last I inlay anti the toll < u'U'C is in t ie Seidell hug store. 'i'i; phone has been a long time .-et.a ig here Inu still tin 1 people are always glad, when these conveniences are placed in their toyvn. The election of city officers will he tiie next thing on the program. Be fore -i party is eligible to office they - hall have resided in the town of Den ton for a period of two years or ;nc ae. !n tasting an eye for a good mayor die citizens of Denton have aad ' at bier S. Bro ' : in mind as the tuuk :g if an eAeet.c.nt official to fi'l tin chair of honor. Mr. Brown is a very enservative business man and the people will make no mistake in plac ing him at the head of the ticket. Recorder. GRASS RANGE. The Main wheat in (lie Cat. Creek basin which was threshed lust week vent 2(i bushels to the acre. Three loads of new wheat tmve cached (lie Grass Range elevators, rite first load was that of C. W. Cut iglit, of Cat Creek basin, which went to the Flemming elevator on August IT. There were 53 bushels in the oad; it graded No. 1, and brought 83 cents a bushel. Dr. Harry K. Wilson passed through Irass Range last Tuesday in answer o a call to tlie Luebke ranch near I'eigen. Mrs. Luebke received a overo strain lo tlie ankle when she vas hurt in a runaway accident. The aiebke girls accompanied tlie doctor out from Lewistown, where (hey are now working. ,T. F. Malcolm and John Powell were up from Ashley last week after supplies. Mr. Malcolm is now 7-1 years of ago and Mr. Powell is S4. They came here last fall and after putting up with terrible hardship and ■exposure managed to get to Ashley, where they located, and where Mr. Malcolm's son-in-law got in about 4(» acres of wheat that is hard tn beat at the present time. The old gentle men are Civil war veterans and get around pretty spry despite their old age. A most remarkable showing of a volunteer growth of grain is to he found on the farm of .1. 11. Ryan and sons. Some of the wheat has as high as 60 berries to tlie head, while (lie timothy contains heads nine inches in length. The Ryans think of Sending samples of (his grain to the state fair in competition for the automobile to lie given for the best display of grains. This volunteer wheat is likely to go 40 bushels to the acre.—Review. STANFORD. On last Monday A. I.. Hawkins un loaded a 12-25 horsepower Case trac tor here. This will be used on his ranch near Denton. Tlie trustees of the Presbyterian church this week extended an invita tion to Rev. E. B. Sikes to fill the pulpit Sunday evening, hut Mr. Sikes had been previously invited to preach in Geyser, which invitation he had accepted. Mr. Sikes was formerly located at Geyser, but is now at Dem erset, Georgia. He is home, spend ing a vacation with his father on Merino bench. Mr. Skretteberg, who has a fine ranch just northeast of town and who had his crop of wheat hailed out some three weeks ago. was more than pleased the latter part of last week when he received tlie adjust ment for tlie loss. Mr. Skretteberg carried insurance in the Twin City Fire Insurance company and received *2,880 in cash, as an adjustment of the loss. This did not cover tlie en tire value of Hie crop and Mr. Skretteberg will lie able to harvest a considerable number of bushels from the hailed-over field. -World. HCBSON. The Wm. IT. Brown Co. have another hunch nf land seekers from I tbe east this "week, the party arriv-l mg on Wednesday evening. This | company bus brought in many buyers this season and have made a num ber of sales of ranches tributary to this citv. • The Wm. IT. Brown Co. of this city •' few days ago purchased the Barney Fuller ranch near Utica. This ranch comprises 1.680 acres and is con sidered as one of the best ranches in tlie Judith basin. We understand the consideration for this splendid rancli property was $80,Old), which makes it the biggest land deal to he pulled off in the basin this year. There seems to be a scarcity of harvest hands in this vicinity. Many ranchers have been loking for men. but have been unable to secure them There still are a few men in the city who claim they are looking for work, tut from the wages demanded by them we opine that they are not very anxious to toil in the golden grain fields, but would rather work the panhandle game. Harvesting operations are on in full blast these days and in every direction you can see the hinders at work in the golden fields of wheat. The weather has been ideal for cul ling and our ranchers are til ii early and late. The yield will lat heavy and many of the ranchers are pre dicting that their fields will yield from 50 to 50 bushels per acre, hut then (lie threshing machines will soon l>e at work and then the actual yield of the fields will he made known. Star. WINNETT. John Lugo returned to his home Friday. Even though his arm was amputated he was in good spirits. Dr. and Mrs. F. F. Attix of Lewis town and Miss Virginia Porter of Chicago were hero Sunday. The Cat Creek basin farmers arc much elated over this year's crops There are between 1,800 and 2,000 acres to lie threshed and many of the wheat fields will yield more than 30 bushels to the acre. On October I Oscar II. Badger and Henry Cliadd, both well known here, will open their clothing store in Winnett, to he known as The Mode Both gentlemen contemplate a trip ta Chicago next month when a com plcte and up-to-date line of men's and hoys' clothing and furnishings will he purchased for their new store The store will be located in the build ing now occupied by Badger's restaurant, which, with very little alteration, will be an ideal location for the business. -Times. BUTTE, Aug. 22. Appointments for the ensuing year were made by Bishop McConnell at the concluding session of the Montana conference of Methodist Episcopal church tonight. While there have been several changes made in appointment, one of the tin.st Important is the transfer of Rev. It. P. Smith, who iias been active in the rhurcii at Dillon and Helena, to Bozeman, where lie was highly regard ed. But the particular feature that was emphasized in this conference was the passing on of the work of the older preachers and the laying of the responsibilities of the church labors on tin' younger men. Butte district Edward Smith, dis trict superintendent, Helena. Anaconda, .1. A. Meek; Butte J. H. Mitchell: Mount Bethel and Weslay, A. Carlin; Mountain View, G. E. Wolfe; Trinity, J. It. Ross: Unity and St. George. W. H. Paseoe; Italian mis sion, .1. M. A. Papa; Clancy and Jef ferson, G. J. Hanna. Dilion, II. B. Humphrey; Drum tnond and Hall, ('. M. Cooper; Hamil ton, Charles Rhodes. Helena, Oakes Street, Thomas Har die: St. Paul's, It. C. Edington. Meadow Creek, E. W. Swislvr; Marysville, supplied by W. M. Koeh ler; Missoula. C. 1). Crouch; Philips burg, W. II. Calvert; Radersburg, A. C. Hoover; Sheridan. .1. M. Whitoley; Stevensbui'g, A. C. Bartlett; Superior and Alherton, R. A. Smith; St. Ig natus, W. Ii. Tester; Thompson Falls and Plains, F. li. Dodds; Three Forks 11. C. Mecklenburg; Townsend, It. M. Craven; Twin Bridges, C. li. Cunning ham; Whitehall. Thomas Clarkson: Winston, Forest Werts. Yellowstone district, Jessie Lncklen. superintendent. Baker, Samuel Taylor; Billings. George Mecklenburg!); Big Timber, Wilder Nutting; Birney, .1. II. Matney; Bloomfield, to be supplied; Bozeman. R. P. Smith; Bridger, F. Spencer; Coiniuanehe, li. J. Smith; Fairview, W. C. Smith; Fishtail, A. T. Peck: Forsyth,' Fred Fulford; Glendive, W. B. Bliss; Hardin, B. V. Edworthy; Huntley, G. M. Carter: Joliet, A. li. Plummer: Laurel, It. T. Western, Liv ingston, H. A. James; Miles City, Martin H. Sullivan; Park City, F. 6. Unger; Pine Creek, T. H. Barker; Preston, T. F. Rankin; Red Lodge, F. Whitford; Red water, to he sup plied; Sydney, W. G. It. Dunn; Sioux Pass, S. F. Laugdell; Sumatra, to he supplied; Wibeaux, A. L. Hurlburt; Wilsop, G. J. Stephens. Special appointments: George C. Strell, chaplain II. S. army, Billings Q. C.; C. E. Fenton, missionary board of S. S„ Forsytli Q. G. ; C. L. Bovard, president Montana Wesleyan, St. Paul Q. ('.; Paul M. Adams, vice president. M. W. U., St Paul Q. C.; A. C. Hoover, professor 7 W. U., St. Paul Q. ('.; John Cliirgw' field secretary M. D S„ Oak Q. C.: Leslie R. Putnam, without an appoint ment, to teach school; Edward I, Mills, Salt Lake City; F. O. Kelley evangelist, Billings Q. O.; C. E. Wol J. Starr, Walter Greer, left wit* 1 appointments, to attend school: Clnr ence B. May, without appointment, to attend school. CHEESE FACTORY IS DOING WELL nut More Milk Is Demanded—Outlook Improved for the Coming Sea son Says Anderson, A. A. Anderson, who owns a fine ranch at the head of Big Spring creek and who made a progressive when he established a cheese factory there, was in the city this week on business. Mr. Anderson says that he is using till tlie milk he can get and could use ten times the amount. In fact, he needs more in order to make a success of tlie factory. The market is here and he could dispose of ten times what is now being turned out. Tlie outlook for spring is much im proved and many ranchers will fur nish him w'th milk. move TO AVOIO A BREAK (Continued from page one) ie opinion. Some of Hie newspapers even refrained altogether from pub lishing the Item. Only Count von Revontlow, the naval critic of the Tugcsbhitt, breaks 1 loose from restraint with regard to tlie Arabic. He declare , (hat it is utterly inconceivable that the govern-! ment under any circumstances could disavow tlie sinking of Hie Arabic, j since she was a British steamer with ..................... in the war zone and could not he tor-jV* nedoed unjustifiably. j "If the Daily Telegraph's dispatch," says the count, "was launched in ittempt to bluff Germany, il was lost alior. The submarine campaign can,I under no circumstances, he changed I >r the successful action of a suhtuu line commander disavowed as il legal." j j | The Associated Press correspond ent lias gathered in conversations csterday and today that the re trained attitude of other newspapers than that containing the declarations of Count von Revemlow represent, tlie fellings of the more cool politl •ians and leaders of public opinion. Seemingly there is quite a general desire among them to avoid, if pos sible, complications with the United States. The adoption of a policy which, without abandoning the prin ciple of submarine warfare on com merce, would meet the American wishes regarding the safety of Amer ican passengers and sailors, would find approval in large circles of the more thoughtful element. It had been hoped here that such a solution had been reached, and the large number of recent cases in which ships were destroyed without involving the loss of non-combatants nourished the belief that precaution ary instructions hud been given to provide an avenue of escape for pas sengers and crews. This belief still persists, despite the Arabic incident, and the opinion largely prevails that .here inusi have been attendant cir cumstances as yet unproved or un liselosed to justify the action of the .submarine which torpedoed the Ara bic, il the destruction of the vessel was not due to a. mine. CHANCELLOR'S STATEMENT. BERLIN, Aug. 25. (Via Loudon, Aug. 26, 3:29 a. in.) If the command er of a German submarine exceeded his instructions in the sinking of the steamer Arable, the German govern ment will give l'ulf satisfaction to the United States, Chancellor von Betli nmnn-Hollweg informed the Associat ed I'ress correspondent, in an inter view this evening. The imperial chan cellor made tlie following statement of Germany's position on ihe sinking of the Arabic: "As long as tho circumstances sur rounding the sinking of the Arabic have not been fully cleared up. it. is impossible for me to make a definite statement. Thus far we have received no report about it. Now we do not even known whether the sinking of the ship was caused by a mine or a torpedo, fired from a German subma rine, nor do we know whether, in this latter ease, the Arabic may not have l.y her actions perhaps Ivive Justified proceedings from the commander of the submarine. "Only after all these circumstances have been cleared up will it lie possi ble to say whether the commander of one of our submarines went beyond li is instructions, in which case tlie im perial government would not hesitate to give such complete satisfaction to the United States as would conform to the friendly relations existing be tween both governments." . ------c -- A NEW TOWNSITE. Thai (here is some activity in east on Moiilana along the new Grout Northern line, which will tap Lewis own, is indicated by the following from tlie Glendive Independent: On September 1, at 1:30 p. in., the lots in the lownsite of Gettysburg will lie placed on sale. There are 200 lots md from (lie interest that has already aeon manifested, every one of hem will ue easily sold. Gettysburg gives promise of being me of the coming towns of the near future, it is situated 20 miles west, of •Sidney on the New Roekford-Lewis lown main line cutoff of tliu Great Northern. Auctioneer Baird, of Aberdeen, '.veil known all over the northwest, will have charge of tlie selling. An excur-j sion train will leave Witliston at 11 u.t in., and will pick up parties of interest-! ad buyers en route at Snowden, Fair-1 view and Sidney. It will connect with the train from Glendive and return to Williston Hie same day. E. C. Leonard of Glendive, "thej pioneer land man of eastern Mon-1 tana," is the owner of the townsite, and he reports great interest in tlie coming sale, with many inquiries being filed every day. TREES IN LEWISTOWN DAMAGED Dan Bean Says It Is the Green Asphis Which is Causing Native Trees to Lose Their Foliage. ,411 For several weeks past it has been i noted in different parts of the city! that, some bug or parasite is causing I damage to the trees. Dan Bean, the| well known local landscape artist and 1 tree expert, started an investigation I and says that the damage Is being done! by a tree louse, known us the green | aphis. Only some of tlie native trees! are afflicted. Balm of GHeads are affected to the greatest extent, while ■ fruit trees in the yards are not affect ed, nor are elms, anil other imported I shade trees. Tlie bug eats the leaves which soon turn black, crumple up and fall from tlie tree. Sonu)l trees are almost de j muled of foilage. This year, owing to the wet season, has been very favorable for the aphis, and with a similar season next year, the pest would lie worse than ever. I). L. Chamberlain, fruit Inspector for Fergus county has just received a spray outfit and is getting ready to spray afflicted trees. This, he says, will stop Hie ravages of tlie aphis. The oyster shell hark louse has also appeared on some box trees. 1 j SEATTLE, Aug. 25,- The blanket sln,, k*' overhanging Western Wush j iugton and British Columbia is so "iick that the sun and moon shine an!*"' u ,<H * halls ol lire, casting no shad ows. Mariners feel I heir way can tiously and fog horns are blown con I T'mirluts omphiln of tlie senring of the scenery and the j smoke irritates Hie eyes of all the j inhabitants. Yet tlie slate lire wur | den and tlie director of the state j Forest Fire association say that the | total loss by forest fires in the sea son now ending will he less than in any year during the history of the state. The summer has been un usually dry, no rain of importance having fallen for three months. No standing timber 1ms been burned, however, and the fires that cause tlie smoke are in logged-off areas. Ex cept in Whatcom county, where farm lands have been burned over and farm buildings, fences and bridges de stroyed, no lire has escaped from con trol. In Wlmtcoin county the loss is estimated at less than $10,00(1. The only fire near Seattle lias been on Mercer island in lake Washington, where flames ate clear across the Is land on logged-off land without en tailing financial loss. The govern ment forests have escaped altogether. Owing to a desire to keep tho air clear for summer tourists and a feel ing of insecurity, owing lo tho dry ness of the woods, fewer permits then usual for the burning of slashings have been Issued and burnings have been postponed until next month. Copious ruins early In September arc certain to quench every spark in tlie woods. British Columbia lias laid a worse fire season than usual, and there lias been some loss of life. The war has resulted in diminishing the gov ernment fire fighting force ami re duced the apply of volunteers avail able to fight out breaks of flames. WASHINGTON, Aug. 23. Rapid progress in slumping out the latest out breaks of live stock foot and mouth disease was announced to night by the department ol agricul ture. "Reports from the counties affect ed," said Hie statement, "indicate that. Hie outbreak is being confined in the vicinity of l ho herds first infected, I lie work ol disinfection is being pushed rapidly ami in four of the six Illinois counties concerned now lias la . " completed. On August 23 three intected herds were awaiting sh.ugh tel in took county and one in Me " 01,a1 ' 1 '|.....• TIk ; «"read of the in took county, where 1 1 disease herds altogether have hern stricken, is attributed in part to Ihe use of a community pasture. "No new cases have been discov creel in Saginaw county, Michigan, Dodge county, Minn., and Posey conn-! t.v, Indiana, in each of which one herd was found infected, and il is hoped Unit the disease lias been stamped out in these sections." O------- CANNING COMPOUNDS DANGEROUS Housewives Warned That the Use of Preserving Powders Harmful and Useless. -- W A SUING TON, 1). C„ Aug. 23.— Information has come to tlie depart ment that the canning season lias brought the usual demand on the parti of housewives for salicylic acid and lmric acid. These preparations are sometimes sold in the form of powder D.,|under various names and are recoin mended by tlie promoters for use in 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 ■s Portable Corrugated Steel Fire Save Insurance 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. Phones 602 and 603. Lewistown. \ r j preserving canned goods In home can-1 ning. In the directions lor use the j housewife is told lo 1111 Hm jar with Hie Iruil or vegetables, cover with j water, uml add a (ciispoonful of the preserving powder. While it Is true that these compounds may retard Hi<' decay of the fruit or vegetable it i« pointed out by experts of the depart limy he iittcml ! ment that their u poisonous sulistance. and one of tin evils which may uenmpuny its use is deraiigiucnt of the digestion. It Is therefore plain that its extensive use In food may lead to disturbance of digestion and health, The Federal Food and Drugs Act prohibits the use of harmful preservu — every slate In the union forbids tho sale within the state of foods that have been preserved with harmful substances. Neither the federal or state food laws apply to foods that are canned In the home and coumnu ed by serious disturbances of health. Si, icylic acid is well known ns a ed there. It would seem, however, that the housewife would not know-1 ingly use, In tlie foods she provides for her family, substances that she; could not use in foods for sale with ( out violating tlie law, because these substances are injurious to hculth. Artificial Preservatives Not Necessary Fruits and vegetables can he kept _ -----' --2. ,mlelluitely If they are sterilized by | M .. lt urom ,rlv scaled and the™ ,« „„ ,, x , y tl „, opiplonV\he ............ .i,,, .leiuirtnicnt n | IIK aliy r i H i< |, y UH |„ K ureservinA powders, which may he Injurious to ! Iir>nltli The ' ! iuiditton U.'\hT|mssibuf''iXry^oVie ......... .................................__ ______ health encourages uncleanly or care Iohs work in canning. Reliance Is „| llt ..„ ( | i„ the efficiency of the preserv inK compound Instead of upon clean liness and lieut. FUNERAL YESTERDAY. Tlie funeral or little Maxine Beatty took place yesterday afternoon from the Beatty home, at 316 Corcoran street. Rev. Donuldson officiating. A mixed quartet furnished upproprlato select ions. CALLED EAST. J. I). Slclnlmrger, of the First Na tional bank, was called to Toledo, O., by the death of his father Monday morning. Mr. Stelnbarger left on afternoon's Milwaukee train. © | Monday TO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT8. Principal 11. L. Saekett of the high school will be at the school building I each day this week and would like to meel all those who Intend to register for the coming year, especially the upper classmen.