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BULLER BROS. The Leading Tailors of Williston have bought out Shobbrooks Tailor Shop and will be permanently located here No house in the Northwest enjoys the patronage and confidence of the public as does the House of Bul ler Bros. No house in the North west can give you the same service at the same cost-- —all business transacted on the basis of absolute satisfaction or your money back. High class Ladies and Gents Tail oring, Repairing, Pressing. Using the only genuine French dry clean ing process in the Northwest. Work Called for and Delivered Telephone 173-W BULLER BROS. So. 5th St. GLASGOW, MONT. GREAT NORTHERN RY. Arrival and departure of trains at Glasgow No. 3 No. 4 No. 1 No. 2 No. 229 No. 230 No. 224 No. 223 No. 27 No. 28 Arrives from St. Paul and points east 8:50 p.m. Leaves for Spokane and Seattle 9:00 p. m. Arrives from Spokane and points west 9:00 p.m. Leaves for St. Paul and Minneapolis 9:10 p.m. Arrives from Chicago, St. Paul and east 9:30 a.m. Leaves for Spokane, Seattle and west 9:35 a.m. Arrives from Spokane and western points 7:05 a.m. Leaves for Chicago, St. Paul and east 7.10 a. m. Arrives from Williston and points east 11:40 a.m. Leaves for Williston and east 1:25 p. m. Arrives from Great Falls, Havre and west 7:00 p. m. Leaves for Havre, Benton and Great Falls 7:05 a. m. Fast Mail from east arrives 12:50 a.m. Leaves for west 12:55 a.m. Fast Mail and express from west arrives 1250 p. m. Leaves for eastern points 12:55 p.m. Nos. 229 and 230 are local passenger trains beween Glasgow and Williston and Nos. 223 ana 224 are local passenger trains between Glasgow and Great Falls, and run daily except Sundays. ADVERTISE IN THE COURIER FOR RESULTS Vt □u FANCY BAKERY GOODS We are now in shape to take care ot all your special orders in fancy bakery goods of any kind—Decorated birthday or wedding cakes, special rolls, buns, lunch loaves, etc., for parties or entertainments. Every day fresh Angel Food, Snow Balls, Lady Fingers, Fried Cakes, Cocoanut Drops, Bismarks, Cup Cakes, Layer Cakes, Cookies, Kisses, Jel ly Rolls, etc. Raised Doughnuts every Monday and Thursday. Cream i Puffs every Tuesday and Friday. oLASGow, THE MODEL BAKERY MONTANA ob BB ESSSSi SSgSSi II Practical Farming. Helpful Facts Gathered from Reliable Sources ' Of Interest to Montana Farmers :: :: :: :: (NOTE) If you have any idea to anything to appear in these columns offer to the other readers or wish kindly send it in. SOME POINTS IN FAN WEED CONTROL Probably the greater portion of the State is yet free from fan weed, tho many more farms and many more districts are affected each year. Our further acquaintance with the plant has but reaffirmed and accentuated the opinion expressed in Circular 12 that this is our worst weed pest, once it gets firmly established on a farm. Its hardiness, vigor of growth, and early and abundant seeding habit make it almost impossible to eradicate after fields have become thoroughly seeded with it. Persistent effort should be made, therefore, to prevent this weed from getting a foothold on the farm. Once the afrm is thoroughly infest ed with the seed, we do not think the soil can be entirely freed from the weed at any reasonable cost, provid ed we continue to make small grains the main crop. Our endeavor will have to be directed to getting the best crop possible in spite of the weed, and this may compel a radical change in farm practice. In the Gal latin Valley the fan weed grows equal ly well on dry and on irrigated land. It first became serious in the dry-farm section but it is now rapidly spread ing over the irrigated farms. The only places where it does not seem to thrive are on closely seeded hay land and in pasture fields with a good close sod. The weed may also be kept out from a field that is summer-fallow ed or one planted to a cultivated crop like corn, potatoes, roots, etc. The final control of this weed, therefore, must mean more hay and pasture and more cultivated crops on the farm and less grain. For those districts where the weed is just getting started the following suggestions are offered, supplement ing what was given in Circular 12. Pure Seed Fan weed is almost always intro duced into new territory through im pure seed. It is absolutely unsafe to sow on clean land seed of oats, timo thy, clover or alfalfa, without know ing positively that it was produced on land free from the fan weed. It is practically impossible to clean such seed that has become infested, and a few seeds left in a bushel are enough to give the weed a start. Care lessness on this point has been most disastrous during the past few years. Hand Pulling Where only a few plants have ap peared, it is well worth while to pull them by hand. This is a tedious me thod but it is feasible if there has been but a slight introduction, though impracticable in large, badly infested fields. Infertilled Crops Where the weed has become abund ant on rather small areas, it is wise under some conditions to grow an in fertilled crop like corn or potatoes for two or three years. It will be ne cessary to cultivate the crop frequent ly and to pull out by hand the fan weed that comes up in the rows, out of reach of the cultivator. Summer-Fallow In our experience on the dry farm, the use of summer-fallow has not been successful in eradicating this weed. One of the difficulties is that the plant starts its growth so early in the seasson that, where the farmer has a large area to plow or much spring seeding to do, much of the seed is mature before he has time to plow under the weed crop. If the farmer had sufficient help and power, the work could be done early enough, but this would entail large additional ex pense. Even with sufficient help and power available, wet weather would frequently prevent working the land at the right time. The proper time to plow is before the seeds mature. Be careful to cov er all the plants. We have found the jointer a good attachment to use when the plants are small. If they are large use a chain and pull them all under the furrow. Then pack the soil with either a packer or a disk, following this with a drag harrow. Under favorable conditions the first crop of fan weed is above the ground in two weeks after tillage. This is the best time to destroy it. A har row of the Acme type or a pulverizer which will work thoroughly an inch or two of the surface soil will destroy all these weeds. In another two weeks favorable moisture conditions anoth er crop will be ready for destruction. However, if the season is dry, and a surface mulch of three inches of dry soil is formed, the weeds will not ger minate until the moist weather of the fall. It is is generally advisable, therefore, to delay seeding winter wheat until the fall rains start anoth er crop of weeds which should be cleaned off before seeding. In some seasons continued wet weather prevents getting over the ground when the fan weed is just coming through, and the plants grow from two to six inches high before the ground can be cultivated. The tool we have found most effective at this stage is the duck-foot cultivator, which cuts the weeds off below the surface and loosens the soil. This should be followed by the Acme har row or pulverizer. We find that we can handle this weed on summer-fal low much more effectively with these tools than with the disk. In our ex pedience summer-faJJowing two years in succession materially reduced the number of weeds, yet in the following grain crop the weeds were altogether too numerous to pull or hoe out, thus again thoroughly seeding the field. Use of Spring-Seeded Grain Crops Because the fan weed lives through the winter and will grow in the spring at a lower temperature than will win ter wheat, the weed will frequently choke out the wheat. In some sea sons we have saved this crop by mow ing the field before the wheat started to shoot up. This checks the fan weed and permits the wheat to get ahead of it. It is very important to do this mowing before the wheat starts to shoot up its stalks as other wise the yield will be much reduced. While it may save the crop, this me thod is rather expensive and wet wea ther may delay the mowing until too late to prevent injury to the crop. In view of these facts many farmers are turning to spring crops, even on summer-fallowed land. The fan weed should be allowed to get a start in the spring and then the ground thoroughly cleaned of weeds before seeding. By this method we have found it possible to keep the grain ahead of the fan weed and so secure a crop. This does not destroy the weed, as an abundance of it goes to seed among the grain. The same method is advisable on irrigated land. Seeding to a Hay Crop When a field is seeded to alfalfa and grasses without a nurse crop, the fan weed, which will grow much fast er than these new plants, should be mowed once or twice during the sea son to give the alfalfa and grasses a chance to grow. The mowing checks the fan weed more than it does the alfalfa and grass. We have found that during the next season the alfal fa and grasses, where thickly seeded, will grow faster than the fan weed, which thus does not interfere with the hay crop. We have had no experience in seeding to a hay crop on irrigated land badly infested with the fan weed, but we would advise seeding as usual with a grain crop, using barley or ear ly oats as the nurse crop. Spraying not Effective It is claimed that under certain conditions fan weeds may be killed by spraying with iron sulphate or other chemicals while the grain crofr in which it is growing is practically un injured. Thiä feat may occasionally be accomplished by an expert under ideal conditions, but we believe it is not yet on a basis where farmers can sssss 588 « a V / i Pretty Rns priced right in our Reliable J ewelry Store e oajo bb bb 88 Be it one small pin or a many piece set of sil verware which you desire, we shall give you the same scrutinizing, careful attention when you come to buy anything at our store. "Courtesy" and "Confidence" are the two big words in our establishment. We render Courtesy to our customers and so conduct our dealings that we gain their confidence. Come in. We make "Quality" right; then the price right. A. M. St. CLAIR 4 CO. bb nn ■■ bb il bb bb bb bb li bbbbbobbi Watch Inspectors for the G. N. Ry. Glasgow, Montana 88 sb bb bb bb bb II bb smranaSS pratice it successfully. Where We Fail 1. By assuming that seed is free from fan weed because we cannot easily see it there. 2. By not making a vigorous at tack on the first plants that appear in new territory. 1 3. By careless summer-fallçwing. In practically every infested section in Montana there are fields that ma ture some seed before the weeds are destroyed in early summer and fields that have plants here and there that escape destruction by tillage. If ten plants are left to the acre and each produces only 4,000 seeds, there will be an average of about one seed for every square foot. After producing one crop of mixed grain and fan weed, such a field will be as bad as before the fallow. 4. By attempting to fight fan weed without good surface tillage im plements, such as the Acme type of harrow, etfc. 5. By allowing some fan weed to mature in the rows of an intertilled crop. 6. By seeding to grain, grass, or other crop without first thoroughly destroying the weeds growing on the ground. 7. By not taking advantage of the fact that alfalfa, clover, or timothy, will stand clipping and fan weed will not. WEEKLY WEATHER REPORT Havre, Sept. 4th, 1915.—The first three days of the week ending Sat urday, September 4th were unusually warm and were followed by showers and cooler weather the remainder of BUMPER CROPS Are now assured every Valley County farmer this season and now is the time to get busy and purchase the LUMBER for that new GRANARY In which to store it Quality and Prices Always Right, us Figure on Your Bill Let Imperial Lumber Co. J. P. STERNHAGEN, Mgr. Glasgow, Montana the week. There was an excess in daily mean temperature as compiled with the normal of 4 degrees. The highest temperature was 93 degrees on Monday, August 30th and the low est was 44 degrees on Sunday, August 29th, making a weekly range in tem perature of 49 degrees. Generally the rain-fall in this sec tion becomes appreciably less with the advent of autumn, but the total rainfall for the week was 0.86 inches, which is twice the average amount for this period. All this rain fell dur ing the night of September 1st and 2nd and was accompanied by a thun der storm. There were 3 clear days, partly cloudy and 3 cloudy days. The wind force was light to gentle from the west. The harvesting of some late ripen ing crops continues especially in the Bear Paw Mountain District where all grains were somewhat late in matur ing. Plowing and threshing are in progress. The weather was very fav orable for corn and potatoes and all classes of garden truck.—C. W. Ling, Observer, Weather Bureau. Mike Street A trolley car in Rochester crossed three consecutive streets bearing mas culine names. When the conductor called "James," a man signalled him. "William," he called, another man got off. An Irishman sitting gazingly near the door grew visibly nervosu. When "Alexander" was announced and a third man left the car the Irishman arose, approached the con ductor and said:—"I want to get off at Avnoo B. Me foorst name is Michael."—Exchange.