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Helena , Established 1890 Montana Spring Catalog 1917 Ready in January Profusely Illustrated Cover Design in Colors Free on Request Mention This Paper Farm Seeds—Alfalfa, Timothy, Clovers, Brome Grass. Seed Pota toes, Onion Sets, Marrowfat and Canadian Peas. « Grains and and Vegetable Seeds of Every Description for the Farm and Garden. Fruit Trees, Small and Bush Fruits. Shade j Trees, Shrubs, Hardy Perennials, Roses, Flowers, Flower Seeds, and in Short Everything for the Farm and for the Garden ADDITIONAL ACREAGE OPEN FOR SETTLEMENT LAND RECENTLY SURVEYED READY FOR ENTRYMEN. Notice Given by Government That Filing May Be Made on Certain Areas to Be Taken Up After Feb ruary 21 ; "Squatters" Protected. Notice bas been sent out by the land office at Great Falls concerning certain land recently surveyed and which will be open to settlement aft er Feb. 21. The notice follows: "Notice la hereby given that the following described land has been surveyed and that plats thereof will be filed in this office and the land become subject to entry on February 21, 1917, at 9 o'clock a. m. "Township 16 north, range 4 east, Montana meridian. All of sections 11, 13, 14, 15, 21 and 28, and those portions of sections 10, 12, 16, 22, 23, 24. 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, which were formerly surveyed. "Township 17 north, range 1 west, Montana meridian. Section 6, lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12, southwest quarter of northwest quar ter, northeast quarter of southwest quarter. Section 7, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, northwest quarter, east one-half of west one-half. "Township 17 north, range 2 west, Montana meridian. All of sections 19, 20, 28, 29, 30. 31, 32 and 33. "Applications, filings or selections for the above described land may be executed in the manner required by and, with the required fee and ommiB8ions, be presented to this of ice in person, by mail, or otherwise on and after February 1, 1917, at 9 o'clock a. m., unless the law or the regulations governing the disposition of a particular application or the land affected otherwise provide. No priority will be secured nor right for feited by the presentation of such ap plication. Filing of the township plats and all such applications, filings and selections shall, with those pre sented by person present at the local office at the hour the lands become subject to entry, be held and treated as simultaneously filed. "Applicants claiming prior settle ment on the land should furnish a corroborated affidavit, with their ap plication, setting forth their claims as to such settlement." SBND US YOUB Chlekens, Turkeys, Dueks Geese and Eggs W. pay top prices. Remltteaees made weekly LEWIS POULTRY COMPANY 415% SOUTH MAIN, BUTTB. WE MAKE FARMIHG A JOY RIDE WITH THE AUTO FULL TRACTOR ATTACHMEHT C. A. Hunt & Co. THINK OF IT, ONLY $175 FOR A MODERN TRACTOR. The Auto Pull Attachment applied to your automobile will in 15 minutes convert your car into a tractor that will do the work of eight good horses. No changes on car necessary except rear hub bolts, which do not change appearance of car in any way. Fifteen minutes' to put on—three minutes to remove. Belt attachment for stationary engine work, three to 12 horse power, $25 extra. We guarantee the attachment not to injure your car in any way. Hundreds now in use. Write for catalogue today. Sub-agents wanted In territory not already closed for 1917. Place your order now for spring delivery. Owing to the increase in cost of labor and material price will be raised $26 after January fifteenth, but an order placed now with a 10 per cent deposit will protect your spring delivery at the old price. C. A. HURT A CO. GREAT FALLS. MONTANA. AGENT FOR MONTANA-IDAHO. Cost Sixty Dollars to Raise 2-Year-Old Calf Investigations made by the depart ment of agriculture indicate that the cost of raising a heifer on a northern dairy farm is about $61 at the end of her second year. Thus it appears that the dairy farmer is losing money if his heifers are not worth more than $60 when two years old. The atten tion given the heifer during the first ten weeks of its life will often de cide whether as a two year old it will be a well developed animal worth considerably more than $60 or in stead a sickly, stunted one which will never be worth that amount. The dairyman will find it greatly to hiB advantage to take the very best pos sible care of his calves from the very beginning. Care of the Calf. Immediately after birth the navel of the calf should be washed with an antiseptic solution and tied with a silk thread in order to prevent in fection. For the first feed the calf should have the first milk from the cow after calving and should have its mother's milk for several feeds thereafter. The sooner the weaning takes place the better/but ordinar'ly it should not be postponed later than the fourth day. When first fed from the pail, two feeds, each of four or five pounds of milk fresh from the cow, are sufficient. The feeding times should be as regular as possi ble. The important thing at this time is to keep the digestive system of the calf in good working order. Calf scours is the most common indi cation of ^n upset digestive Bystem. To prevent scours, feed regularly; be sure the milk 1b always sweet and warm; use only clean pails in feed ing; feed a little less than the calf wants. If scours app ar reduce the amount of milk one half. Feed the Calf Grain. The amount of milk fed can grad ually be increased until at the end of the second week the calf receives from 14 to 16 pounds of milk per day. At this time the gradual sub stitution of skim for whole milk may commence. Hay and grain should also be placed before the calf at this period and it will be found to nibble at these a little. At the end of the third week the substitution of skim for whole milk should be complete. By small changes the milk can be in creased until 20 pounds a day are fed, which will be sufficient when fed with grain and hay. Corn meal, bran, and oil meal, mixed in the proportions of three, two, and one make an excellent grain mixture. This grain when fed with plenty of fine alfalfa or clover hay makes an ideal supplement to skim milk in balancing the ration. Calves should be allowed all the grain they will consume up to three pounds a day; beyond this the feeder should use his judgment. The calf, from the âme it is two weeks old, should always have access to plenty of pure clean water. COTTONTAIL RABBITS AND HOWTOTRAP'EM Cottontail rabbits are to be found in nearly all pa' b of Montana and are especially abundant in tbe thick ets and brushy areas along small streams. Sometimes they become so numerous as to be a pest, especially to orchards and gardens, and under such conditions trapping offers one method of reducing their numbers. During the fall and winter months the flesh of the cottontail is excellent and is looked upon by many as equal to any of the game birds in flavor and texture. On many farms by a very small effort rabbits |pould be caught and used for the table to oc casionally break tbe monotony of the beef and pork menus that generally predominate during the winter months. Whether rabbits are to be des troyed as pests or caught for food a simple and easy way of catching them is by the use of the sewer tile trap. Set a 12 x 6 in< h "tee" sewer tile with one long end downward, and bury it so that the six inch opening at the Bide is below the surface of the ground. Connect two lengths of six inch sewer pipe horizontally with the side opening. Cover the joints with soil so as to exclude light. Provide a tight removable cover such as an old harrow disc for the top of the large tile. The projecting end of the small tile is then surrounded with rocks, brush or wood, bo as to make the hole look inviting to rabbits and to encourage them to frequent the den. Rabbits, of course, are free to go in or out of these dens which should be constructed in promising spots in the farm or orchard. In capturing the rabbits a dog can soon be trained to indicate tbe inhab ited dens or even to chase the rab bits into them. When a den in found with a rabbit in it the outlet is closed with a disc of wood or the dog guards the opening. The cover is then lifted and the rabit captured by hand. Such traps are especially suited for rather open lands and prairies where natural hiding places are .not too abundant. They are permanent and cost nothing for repairs from year to year. If it is desired to poi son rabbits, the bait may be placed inside of these traps, out of the way of domestic animals and birds. It may sound paradoxical. But it takes a man with staying qualities to make a go of a thing. Butterfat—40c We Want Your Cream Correct Tests Prompt Returns We are in the Market for DRESSED BEEF, PORK, VEAL AND Poultry SHIP US YOUR HIDES. GREAT FALLS DAIRY PROOUCTS CD. GREAT FALLS, Mont. CREAMERIES INCREASE 17 PER CENT IN YEAR STATE DAIRY COMMISSIONER ISSUES ANN UAL. REPORT Number of Cheese Factories Tripled in 12 Months; High Feed Prices Fail to Hold Back Growth of In dustry; "Promoters" Thwarted. Dairy cows, creameries and cheese factories are on the increase in Mon tana, according to the report of State Dairy Commissioner A. G. Scholes, who states that milk and cream from 12,792 cows are being supplied to 55 creameries and six cheese factories in Montana. This is an increase of eight creameries and four cheese fac tories over last year. "I think this is a very creditable increase after considering the ad verse conditions the dairy farmers have had to contend with, namely, the quarantine because of the foot and mouth disease, and the high prices of grains and 'eeds used by the dairymen," says Mr. Scholes. The state commissioner tells of the efforts to start creameries by promo ters which have been thwarted by 'he activities of the department. In speaking of the work of the commissioner and his deputies, Fluhr and Arthur, Mr. Scholes says in most cases the farmers have welcomed them and upon learning how much a creamery plant actually costB, and comparing this with the price asked by the promoter, they readily saw the department had saved them con siderable money. (By P. F. Vesey.) Some trap for pleasure, some for gain. In either case efficiency must be their keyword to success. No chain is stronger than its weakest link, whether it be a trap-chain or otherwise. Efficiency in trapping must mean a love for the woods and streams; a love that grows on one from boyhood, and makes one long to know and handle the animals that abound in such places. Experience counts a lot, but a na tural born trapper takes an early in terest in studying the habits and ways of all birds and animals. He should possess a tender heart, that he may learn to trap them in the most humane way; a brain pa tient enough to match his cunning against theirs; ambition and clean ness enough to do a neat job at skin ning and stretching. He will dry his skins In a cool place, for he well knows that one lit tle slip will cut in half the price of the silkiest fur. Last, but not least, he will know to whom he ships his catch. The biggest bait catches the biggest suck er, and "efficiency" does not spell "sucker." The effect is what counts. Some trap for pleasure, Some for gain. Efficiency applied to either Means the same. A natural born trapper Loves the woods and streams. He knows the ways of all the beasts, And sees them in his dreams: He longs to handle them. And watch them at their play; He learns to trap them In the most humane way. His brain is patient to match His cunning against theirs; For all good trappers Must be patient strayers. Skinning and stretching skins Is an artist's work; In either matter You must never shirk For no trap-chain is stronger Than it's weakest link. And a very little carelessness, Will spoil the primest mink. Dry all hides and furs In a good cool place, Never hang them near the fire In any case. Last but not least. Beware to whom you ship There's many people buying Who would give a guy the slip. I've found out by experience, And I hand it to you, Mate, That when they fish for suckers They dangle good big bait. The Northwestern Hidj & Fur Co. Helena — Montana's allotment from the federal government for bet ter roads is $70,000. Anaconda—The Rotary club of An aconda has started a movement look ing to the construction of a federal building here. Helena.—Attorney General ForJ Is issuing a letter to all the county at torneys of the state advising them to enforce the laws against restricted districts. Lewistown—A rush of settlers has begun here to take advantage of the 640-acre homestead law. The filings are merely noted now, receiving pref erence in the order in which they are made. Malta.—Ideal winter weather pre vails in Northern Montana. The mer cury has been above zero for several days, and stockmen are beginning to consider the possibility of range feeding if the pleasant weather con tinues. Helena — Miss Kathleen Heath, that was, is one girl that can keep a secret. She was married on Oct. 19 to John P. Neilson, and the mar riage did not become known until a few days ago, when she left Helena to join her husband. Deer Lodge—David C. Irvine, who came to Montana in 1865, arriving at Alder Gulch in September of that year, is dead at the age of 72. He took up a homestead near this city in the early days and lived continu ously in Deer Lodge valley. Anaconda—An advance of $10 a month in salary has been granted to the policemen of this city, which brings the pay of the ordinary patrol man to $120 a month. The increase is intended to be in keeping with the general advance in wages in Ana condf. and vicinity. Gm«'.. Falls— C. H. Mitchell has been transferred from the post of freight and passenger agent for the northern Montana division of the Milwaukee with headquarters at Great Falls to the position of freight and passenger agent of the divisions constituting the main line with head quarters at Butte. Great Falls—Building permits is sued during 1916 in Great Falls, callêd for $1,,650,000 in improve ments and an actual property value increase of more than $2,500,000, ac cording to Inspector Woodahl's show ing to the city council. This is a greater total than for any three years in the city's history. Butte — The first bacteria count tests taken by the city health de partment show that the milk sold in Butte is exceptionally pure. Only Awo dealers were found to have an excessive number of bacteria in their milk. Bacteria tests will be taken each week hereafter and added to the butterfat and solids report. Roundup—Meetings of farmers in the Wheaton district are being held for the purpose of organizing under the federal farm loan act, and it is expected that an association will have been perfected by the time the bank at Spokane if^n operation. Two as sociations win be formed, one at Wheaton and the other at Lake Mason. Helena—Debt has been cleared from the St. Helena cathedral, the finest church edifice between St. Paul and San Francisco, erected at a cost of $700,000. Three marble altars, ordered in Carrara, Italy, at a cost of $25,000, will arrive in a few days. The cathedral will be conse crated sometime during the present year. Great Falls—Punchboards have disappeared from the counters of cigar stores and pool halls in this city in obedience to an order issued by the county attorney, who an nounced his intention of enforc ing strictly the state law proscribing such devices. Vending machines are still in use as the dealers declare that they comply with the state law. Helena—The University of Mon tana will not take equal rank with institutions of learning in neighbor ing states, unless the people of Mon tana provide more support and m -re adequate facilities, Chancellor E. C. Elliott declares in his report to the state board of education, in which he outlines the work that has been done under his administration. Roundup—It is understood that the Northern Pacific Railroad com pany will relinquish many of the mineral lands it now holds in Carbon county. The company no longer pays Are buyers tried and true. Ship to them at any time, They'll give you all that's due. Efficiency and effect, my boy, Are two words I defend. For after all your frosty work They count mcst in the END. OUR NEW SYSTEM FOR GRADING FURS INSURES YOU FULL VALUE KTO one man can grade furs rightly at all times. That is why we bave established a commission of three fur experts who have done nothing but Judge furs for years. They will grade the furs you send us and price them according to the lntest market reports. This new system protects your Interests and Insures you full value on your furs. COYOTES Are in Tremendous Demand The lame markets w» have to supply makes it absolutely essential for nsto get a Rood, steady supply of belt». We know that the best way to set this is by pro teeting the interests of those who ship their furs to us. We established thii commission to protect ourselves as much as to protect yon. It wns simply business. We make more in tho end by paying yuu more. And besides, w< encouraging trappers of high grade pelts by a premium system. ¥*■ p Antomatio revolvers, guns, ti iC f*. F. not only gets you top cash pr • — «hot guns, traps and other thi to send yonr furs elsewhere. We can make ever had. Writo fer our Fur Club News, All mailed to you FliEE, Write TODAY, Se Sttberman & Sons, îm-uu&^sthst. Chicago, HI. Established 1866 Largest Fur and Wool House in America (27) WE BUY FURS: HIDES HUNTERS' & TRAPPERS' GUIDE ir.'.fi'fö; Best book on subject ever written. Illustrate« all fur animals. All about *Trai Secrets. Decoys. Trat». Came Laws. How to become a successful traoner A r< encyclopedia. Price t! 00 To our customers II ,2S. Hides tanned Into robee. pi y®-*» , MINNEAPOLIS, Ml omut HENNINGSEN PRODUCE CO. BUTTB, MONT. .WEEK OF JANUARY 8, 1017. BUTTERFAT, per lb. 42c Writ« our Market Service Department for our latest pool« try prices, and for information and assistance in marketing your produce. the taxes on much of this class of land, which is said to be of coal for mation. On tracts where the coal veins are at least three feet wide the taxes will be paid and the title kept clear. The taxes last year on the res ervations were $32,971.01. Wibaux—For several days ' the funds of Wibaux county have been without an official custodian. At the last election R. M. Grandy, who had been county treasurer for two terms, was elected county commissioner. The newly elected county treasurer did not desire the appointment for the unexpired term as it would de prive him of eligibility for re-elec tion. As no one qualified for the post the Wibaux county treasurer's office remained closed. Roundup—'The electric light fran chise and all the outside equipment used in supplying electricity for lighting and heating purposes in Roundup have been sold by the Roundup Coal Mining company to a newly organized company of which Mine Superintendent Hopka Chief Clerk Straley and Edward Mageath are the principal stockholders. The plant is retained by the con pany to furnish electri light in the mine, and it is presumed a rental arrangement will be made. Livingston—A buff cochin hen stole a ride on the top of a passenger train from Billings to Butte and on the rods from Butte to Livingston, where she was captured by "Bess" Wol verton. The bird was served for dinner at Mr. Wolverton's home. The hen escaped from the express mes senger on the train and flew on top of the car, from which she refused to come down. When Butte was reached no more was seen of the fowl until she was grabbed from the rods at Livingston. "Betty" played the part of the hobo well. Except for a froz en comb, she seemed to »e none the worse for the 250-mile trip. Farm & Livestock Loans 6 AND 7 PER CENT. Loans Closed at Your Farm Call or Write. Hughes Loan ft Land Co. 235 Ford Block GREAT FALLS MONTANA f (Zettl 'éo lÂttiky. Ä F'«W out and maU &t once Name. P.O .State. HIGHEST GASH PRICES HIDES, FURS, PELTS, WOOL Oar Trip Book nd Ulu trmted price list elves job more Tel stable Information than yon caa ob tain from any other house. BENT FREE NORTHWESTERN HIDE ft FUR CO. Eat. IMA. Minneapolis, Minnesota. Reference, Any Bant. M. N. A.—WK— 1-8-17.