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CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING CHCHCHCHWHKHSiHHÏÏHaSHCHlHKHÎHCHKHÎHÎW FARM LANDS-FOE SALE SNAP—1,020 acres 80 per cent plow lan<l. ltuuni»- water. Only $9 per acre. West ern Land Co., 108 Central Ave., Great Falls, 4 ,400 ACRES good stock laud. Running water. Price $5 per acre. $5,000 cash, balance 10 years at 0 per rent. Western Land Co.. 108 Central Ave. Great Falls 640 ACRES, noo acres plow lanil. Price $8.50 per acre; nine year terms at 0 per cent. Fapan, McCutrlieon & Price, 108 Contra! Ave.. fîront Falls. 1280 ACRES, noo acres plow land; balance pood prass land. $2.500 cash, balance nine equal annual payments at 0 per cent. Fasan. McCutcheon & I rice, 108 Central Ave., (treat Fails. PirniilC LAND SCRIPT, will frlve title to government lands. Sii|>ply 1» low. Order now Slinfer Investirent company Central nvenne. flreat Falls. 107 Vi HOMESTEADS, contests, f Hin«, plats, re linqnlshment transactions, all land mat. ters. A. L. Hesehe. lanil attorney special lst. Great Falls. Mont. 1,100 ACRE8 all tillable, deep, loam soil three miles from city limits, east of Great Falls, Milwaukee railroad crosses north end of property, admirable site for side track, at a bnrpaln. If taken at once. Price & Gibson. 804 First National Rank bnlldlne. Great Falls. Montana. FOR SALF—MISCELLANEOUS. "WICK"—The Piano With a Soul—made bv a master. $">00 upward. Montana Piano Co.. Rütte. Mont., distributors. FOR SALE—LIVESTOCK. FOR SALE—Ore excellent three-year old shorthorn bull; 2 lirooil mares. T>r. Lonpreway ranch. I-owcr Belt civek. En quire Norman Cummin«, or Box liai. Grent Falls. FOR SALE.—1,500 Merino ewes, tt years old, $5.50 per head. W. K. Floweree, Great Falls, Montana. help wanted—male WANTED—Real men to sell our nursery stock: cash weekly: outfits free. Ad dress Capital City Nursery company, Sa lem. Oregon. - HELP WANTED TELEGRAPHY easily accomplished in four to six months, largest and best school west of Chicago. We absolutely Riiar antee to place you In Rood paying posi tion minute yon qualify. Investigate to day. Butte College Telegraphy, Lew lsohn Block, ^Butte^___________ ASSAYERS. CHEMISTS, ETC. LEWIS & WALKER, assayers, chemists. 108 No. Wyoming. Butte. Mont. Box 114. tout & M c Carthy , assayers, chemists, Mail orders especially. Box 808, Butte, Mont. Collections. BYRON DeFOREST, collector of bad bills. Great Fall». Mont. IF INTERESTED In loan«, farms, «took ranches or city property write Huntsberg er-Glvens Co., Great Falls, Mont. When you are tempted to make a noise, just consider the bass drum mer in the band. He works hardest, creates the most racket, and gets the least credit. $1,000,000 TO LOAN ON MONTANA FARMS Low Rate of Interest. Buy terms. Call or Write na. We Handle Public Land Script. FRARY & BURL1NGAME No. 11 First Nat. Bank Bldg. GREAT FALLS, MONT. Est. in 1800. AVOID GALL Kggf« SEi& Colic use. Jaundice, KNUT Cf.. N 9#««» •.Stomach Misery, Api» FREE Send as y o a r game heads, birds, etc. We mount them true to life. Make rugs of all kinds, do all kinds of tanning; horse hides and cow hides; make them into robes and overcoats. Ladies' fur trimmings for sale and made to order.. FRANK LEMMER Taxidermist. Medal Awarded at World's Panama Pacific Exposition, 1916. 1001 Central Avenue. P. O. Box 688 GREAT FALLS, MONTANA. SCHOOL TRUSTEES We Live Here AND CAN GIVE YOU BEND FOR CATALOG The General School Supply Co. GREAT FALLS MONTANA. SAYS POTATOES WILL ADVANCE BUTTE PRODUCE DEALER PRE DICTS PRICE WILL REACH $4 IN THE SPRING. Montana Has Shipped More Than 75 Per Cent of Its Crop: Advance Will Continue Until Next July, When California Crop Is Harvested ; Calls for Quotations Received. Mr. Farmer, if you have a few hun dred bushels of nice, dry, mealy po tatoes in the cellar, do not sell them because the price is high. In a short time they are due for another sharp advance, and further advances are expected in 'he spring. The potato crop is very short in the east, and eastern produce dealers are buying Montana potatoes, wherever they can find them. Although Idaho, Montana and Washington have shipped out the greater part of their potato supply in the past two months and have hardly more than enough for seed purposes in the spring, next month will see a great movement of spuds from the northwest to eastern markets. This is the statement made recently by H. E. Morier of the Morier Produce com pany of Butte. Shipping Spuds East. "We have received four tele grams from Minneapolis asking for prices on first quality potatoes," he announced. "We will be able to load about 10 cars ourselves, and other dealers here will be able to make up a large quantity for ship ment. Most of the Butte firms have received orders for immediate shipments to the east." Mr. Morier said that the effect on the price of potatoes in Butte will be immediate. Potatoes have been sell ing for $3 per hundredweight for the past four weeks. "Within the next 20 days the price will jump to about $3.50 or $3.75 per hundredweight." he said. "I cannot say what the price may be in the spring, but would not be surprised if it reaches $4 per hundredweight by April. There is about a 60-day supply of potatoes in Butte, the produce man said. Montana has already shipped out more than 75 per cent of ita sea son's crop. Washington has shipped about 60 per cent of its crop and Idaho about 65 per cent. Washing ton dealers are receiving daily calls from the California market for po tatoes. "The three northwestern potato states will have to use about one half of their present supply for seed ing purposes in the spring," says Mr. Morier. "The other one-half is scarce ly enough to last these states until spring. If it is taken into consider ation that a great part of this amount will be shipped to the east within 20 days, the next month should see the beginning of an unusual potato fam ine in the northwest." Little relief may be expected be fore the 1st of July next year. New potatoes from California in carload lots may be expected from the 10th to the 15th of July. Crates of early potatoes from California and Texas come to Butte as early as April, but are of such small, q antity and of such prohibitive price that they can hardly be expected to fill the general demand. SEEDS Alfalfa, Clov er, Timothy, Wheat, and all kinds of Grass Seeds and Seed G r a i n. Send for our special price list. U Stands for Highest Quality. Our vegetable and flower seeds are the best quality that can be obtained. We have a complete line and will be glad to receive your order for any quantity from 1 oz. up. Write today for free catalog. BARKEMEYER Grain and Seed Company Great Falls Montana TIKI IE WORLD Washington—The federal reserve j board is planning legislation to con- | trol the flow of gold into the United | States. Tokio —Carranza is buying muni tions of war on a large scale from Japanese manufacturers. Washington—If there is a paper ! trust the government plans criminal 1 action against the men responsible. London—The Germans have laid mines to within half a mile of the en-| trance of Falmouth harbor, England. ! Washington—A bogus $10 gold cer tifica te bearing the letter A and plate j number 9 is discovered to be in gen- j eral circulation. Washington—The stock subscrib ing books of the 12 farm loan banks! have been opened. The initial sub scriptions are very heavy. Duluth—The first domestic serv ants union has been organized here with 100 charter members. Pittsburgh—Charles Schwab says a period of depression is coming, but that it will not be seriously felt for several years following the war. Chicago—It is reported here that a fleet of foreign merchantile ships, convoyed by warships, is on its way to New York to load with wheat for the allies. Washington—The postal author ities have ruled that mail matter, left on mail boxes, is not "deposited," and the government is not responsi ble therefor. Washington—Nearly 93 per cent of the government's expenditures during the next fiscal year will be to pay cost of war and in preparing for possible war. New York—Juan T. Burns, consul general at New York for the defacto government of Mexico, has been ar rested for shipping arms to Mexico in violation of President Wilson's embargo. El Paso—Villa followers drove a railroad spike through the heart of the eagle on the shield of the United States consulate at Parral and tore the American flat to ribbons. St. Paul—The Non-Partisan league, which controls the government of North Dakota, is planning a cam paign by which the farmers will be able to control affairs in Minnesota as well. Los Angeles—An electrically oper ated centrifugal machine gun said to throw 3,000 projectiles a minute with an initial velocity of 4,000 feet a second is being tested out at Vallejo, California. Summit, N. J. — Dr. Hamilton Wright Mabie, associate editor of the Outlook, is dead. He was 70 years of age and was born at Cold Springs, N. Y. He is survived by a widow and one daughter. Muskogee—A tornado wrecked a country school house near McAlester. Eleven children were killed, four fa tally injured and eight seriously hurt. Several homes in the neigh borhood were destroyed. New York—A five million dollar fund has been raised by the Episco pal church, the income from which will be used to pension superan nuated ministers. The minimum pen sion will be $600 per year. Pittsburg—Bernard Wesley Lewis, scion of a wealthy Pittsburg family, about to be arrested for the murder of Maizie Colbert, an artist's model, killed himself as the police broke into his apartments. St. Paul—Among the bills intro duced by the farmers in the Minneso ta legislature are measures designed to regulate the sale of grain, trading in futures and a more strict observ ance of weights and measures. New York—A. C. Bedford, the new president of the Standard Oil, says that in order to cultivate better relations between the great corpora tion arid the public he will at all times be accessible to newspaperri n. Washington.—President Wilson is determined to continue his efforts toward peace. If the entente reply to his peace note fails to meet his proposal for an early occasion for an avowal of terms, the president will make at least one more move. Washington—The population of the United States and territorial pos sessions is 122,444,620, according to estimates of the census bureau. The population of the United States prop er is 102,017,312. The first five cit ies are New York, 5,602,801; Chica go, 2,487,722; Philadelphia, 1,709, 518; St. Louis, 757,309; Boston, 756,473. Washington—The increase in the national debts of Great Britain, France, Russia, Germany and Aus tria-Hungary is estimated by the fed eral reserve board at $49,000,000, 000 from the beginning of the war until the latter part of 1916. The central powers' indebtedness is placed at $20,000,000,000 and that of the entente allies at $29,000,000, 000. London—Petticoat influence in high places in the British army is dis closed in the report of a board censuring Mrs. Cornwallis-West and a number of officers for actions de trimental to the honor and rank of Lieut. Patrick Barrett of the Irish fusiliers. Mrs. Cornwallis-West be came unduly interested in the lieu tenant. He repulsed her advances. Mrs. Cornwallis-West then used her influence to his disadvantage. The affair was investigated, and as a re sult a colonel has been dismissed from the army, and several other of ficers reprimanded. Washington — Secretary McAdoo estimates that under existing revenue laws, the government's deficit, June 30, 1918, will be $279,000,000 and that in order to meet this condition and give the treasury the necessary working balance of $100,000,000, congress will have to raise $379,000, 000 additional revenue during the coming fiscal year. The secretary takes it for granted that bonds will be issued for $184,256,000 to reim burse the general fund for $162,418, 000 estimated expenditures from Mexican border patrol up to June 30, 1917, and for $21,838,000 estimat ed expenditures for the Alaskan rail way to June 30, 1918. This would leave $194,817,000 to be raised by taxation. THE MftBKET'S WPISPUTMIE 1EME» I« MOD LOOKS, ECOMOMIOl MICH POWER. UM WEABH 8 QUALITIES AID LOW OP KEEP, AID GREATEST ALl-AIDBID CAD »AHE PER DOLLAR OF PIICE. at a X.°V a 8 r ee that it is cheaper In the end to buy a good car in the beginning, and by buying a stuaebaker first, you take no chances of making a mistake. It is the greatest and surest motor car va'ue, in every way, that there is to be had. We carry, at Billings, the most complete repair stocka of any or afj I ? D ln Montana — also emergency stocks at local branches; we employ only first class experienced mechanics; and we aim to give you the most car value, the best service, the fairest treatment t-no the greatest motoring satisfaction, in every way. REASONABLE TERMS TO RESPONSIBLE BUY ERS. Place your order early—we cannot get enough cars to make all deliveries promptly unless orders are placed early. AUTOMOBILE WAREHOUSE & SERVICE CO. _ . _ __ . OF MONTANA LOCAL BRANCHES: Billings, Lewistown, Great Falls, Havre, Missoula, Williston. USED CARS—If you ever want a good used car, see us. We give more value for the money in new cars, so when we trade customers let ub have their old cars at lower prices than they ask others for them. See us sure. BUILDING STONES ABOUND IN STATE MONTANA LIKELY TO RIVAL VERMONT IN WEALTH OF STRUCTURAL MATERIAL. Marble, Granit«, Onyx, Alabaster, Ser pentine, Limestone, Sandstone, Clays, Slate, Gypsum Found in Virtually Inexhaustible Quantities; Development Awaits Railroads. One of the results of the many new railroad projects proposed or under way in Montana will be the opening up of a source of wealth as yet scarcely touched—the vast stores of building materials, marble, granite, sandstone, onyx, gypsum, cement and slate that require two things, popula tion and transportation, for their most thorough development. It is a fact not generally known that some of these materials to be found under the soil or on the surface of the state are of a quality unsurpassed in any part of the world and in some cases the deposits are virtuallly un limited. It is hardly an exaggeration to say that with the growth of the cities of the northwest until they are ou a par in population with the great cities of the east and the extension over the state of a network of rail lines the Treasure state will rival Vermont with the wealth of its quar ries. Capitol of Home Materials. Already Helena, Great Falls and Havre ^re centers for the shipment of sandstone and brick. At Clancy, 19 miles west of Helena, is a quar ry that yields a high grade of gran ite. It is this stone from which the wings of the capitol at Helena were constructed. The main body of the building, constructed a number of years previously, is of sandstone quarried at Columbus in Stillwater county. At Geraldine in Chouteau county there are vast beds of a dark granite known as shonkinite that are be' lieved to be inexhaustible—it is prob' able that a city the size of New York could be built from the material from this one field. There is only one other place on the North Ameri can continent—in British Columbia —where stone of this kind can be found. One block of it 150 feet high extends for three-quarters of a mile in the form of a towering bluff. Un til the Milwaukee road was built to within four miles of this bed of gran ite quarrying was a commercial im possibility. Now operations are be ing carried on upon a small scale. Sun Itlver Field Worked. Eight miles southwest of Great Falls on the Sun river bench is a 40-acre field of silica sandstone owned and quarried by the Great Falls firm of Grover & Leuchars that has furnished the buildings for some of the finest edifices in Montana. Joseph A. Holmes, an expert in the service of the United States geologi cal survey, pronounced this sand stone as good as any in the United States. It is a buff-colored stone and is quarried in two grades, for cut Geo. M. McCole OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN. Crndnnte and l'ost-Graduate under the founder, A. T. Still, M. L>„ at Klrksvllle, Mo. Member American and Montana Osteo pathic Associations Suite 517 First National Hank Building GREAT FALLS. MONTANA. KXFKKT FRENCH DRY CLEANERS We maintain the noit modern plant In Great Fall* fur rleanlnc ladle*' Bilk, wool. Iiluah, satin and velvet dresses, coats and skirts of any material, feathers, furs, etc., like new. We pay return charges. HABRV 11. McCOLE Great Falls Montana. PHOTOS aid KODAKS Mall your Films. Have your picture taken at least once a year. THE GIBSON STUDIO. Great Falls' Leading photographer. Stadia: Cor. 1st Ave. H. and 4th It GREAT FALLS, MONTANA. BROKEN LENSES DUPLICATED Just like your old ones on short notice. Let us test your eyes. Beat method for fitting the eye in Montana. S. O. HUSETH, Great Falls, Mont. stone and for foundations. This firm ships to Kalispell, Havre, Chinook, Glasgow and Helena. The front of the T. C. Power building at Helena was constructed of this material and it was used in the construction of the more substantial government build ings at Fort Harrison and Fort Assin iboine. The cathedral of St. Ann and the Masonic temple at Great Falls were also constructed of sand stone from these Sun river quarries. The first two floors of the First Na tional bank building, the loftiest structure in that city, are of red sandstone quarried five miles south of Great Falls. Millions of feet of a fine-grained sandstone lie un touched in the river bank at the big falls of the Missouri. Brick Plants in Larger Cities. Large quantities of brick are turned out at plants at Great Falls, Helena and Havre as well as a num ber of other towns. Tile and sewer pipe are also products of the big yards in Helena. The brickyard at Havre was opened up only last year by the firm of Mauer and Young, who have been unable to keep up with the demands upon their plant. At Great Falls is also located a gypsum mill, the raw product for which is mined at Riceville, Monarch and Kibby. Throughout the state are vast buttes of gypsum that await exploitation. Up near the Sun river irrigation reservoir there are unlimited deposits of fine-grained limestone which is almost identical with lithographer's stone. Marble Stone Discovered. Enormous quantities of cement are produced at the tted Devil cement works at Three Forks, and at Lewis town a big cement plant is being erected. Another cement plant is expected to be opened up in Great Falls this year. Vast marble fields have been dis covered in the Sweet Grass hills. The beds of many of the creeks in that district are white for the greater part of their length. So far only the out croppings have been touched, al though W. G. Conrad at one time operated a quarry in the Sweet Grass country. As the best marble is far from the surface and can only be brought out by extensive quarrying, it will not be possible for many years even to approximate the value of Montana's mountains of marble. In Gallatin county there is an 80-acre field of marble that is colored like onyx, and beautifully patterned with an iron stain somewnat after the fashion of the streaks in a piece of agate. The field belongs to the es tate of the late O. P. Chisholm Chisholm made of this ornamental marble a mantel which he exhibited at the world's fair at Seattle and also at the state capitol at Helena. Quarrying of a crude nature only has been done in this field. Chunks of the marble have been blasted out with dynamite instead of being sawed out as is customary in the grteat quarries that are operated on a com mercial basis. Ornamental Stone Found. Onyx, alabaster and serpentine of desirable quality are found in the central part of the state. Near Nei hart a dike-like formation of onyx extends for 50 or 60 miles across Thunder mountain. The commer cial value of this onyx is yet to »• ascertained. It is of a dark, smoky color. Among the curiosities of the state are the mountain of slate, discov ered by a prospector in Meagher county, and the field of obsidian, or natural glass, in the Yellowstone Na tional park on the Montana side, be tween Mammoth hot springs and Thumb station. In breaking a road through this obsidian field it was necessary to heat it and then shat ter the substance by throwing water upon it. This wealth of building material, structural and ornamental, may be expected to have an important bear ing upon the "City Beautiful" pro gram in Montana. In Greece the vast marble quarries constituted an important factor in the cultivation of the sense of beauty and the rear ing of stately temples and monu ments in cities such as Athens and Corinth. With marble and granite close at hand, the cities of Montana 25 or 50 years hence may be re nowned throughout the world Cor their stately structures. To Check Land S |ieculation. Sir Max Aitken, lieutenant govern or of Manitoba, says that of 100,000, 000 acres of land in western Canada granted homesteaders, railway cor porations and the Hudson's Bay com pany, only one-third is being tille^. He suggests as a remedy the New Zealand leasehold system, by which leases to land are made for 999 years, and which are practically free bold. WOMEN OF BUTTE 1 GIVE UP BOYCOTT HOUSEWIVES' LEAGUE SEEKS TO FIND OTHER MEANS OF REDUCING LIVING COST. Officers of Organization Correspond ing With Outside Dairy Interests in Hope of Inducing Them to Fur nish Supplies at Cheaper Prices Than Can Be Obtained Now. Butte women are disappointed in the results achieved from the appli cation of the boycott to the high cost of living problem and they, now characterize this measure aB more in the nature of a protest than a reme dy. The newly formed Housewives' league has undertaken to devise oth er methods of lowering the cost of foodstuffs to the membership. The officers of the league are correspond ing with the Farmers' Equity league of Whitehall in the hope of induc ing the dairymen of that region tc furnish supplies in Butte at cheaper prices than they can be obtained at present. The contemplated investigation in to the cost of coal has been held up temporarily because of the attitude of the government in inquiring into the present and the proposed in creased schedule of prices. T t was the intention of the league to unite with the Helena women's organiza tion in investigating the reasons why coal has advanced so much in price Bince last October. "Letters are being received every day from farmers and ranchers in parts of Montana, Wyoming and Ida ho," said Mrs. Margaret Rozsa, one of the leaders in the movement. "They are all interested in the fight against existing prices." The Housewives' league was formed a few weeks ago subsequent to the organization of a temporary citizens' league. It came into the field after the man had failed to take definite action to combat the exist ing prices for milk, butter, eggs and turkey. The women decided to stand by a schedule of prions and to re fuse to purchase in apy case in which the price exceeded the amount they had specified as being fair to prodno* er and consumer. Vacancies at Annapolis. There are two vacancies in the United States naval academy for Montana boys, and a competitive ex amination will be held soon for the purpose of selecting candidates. The appointees must be between the ages of 16 and 20, and after passing phy sical examination, attend the acad emy for four years. On graduation they become midshipmen in the Unit ed States navy. After a man han oeen married for a while he knows enough to apologize to his wife every time she does some thing to offend him. This is to notify our customers that there is a very serious shortage of fish this year. Fishermen are catching so few fish that we must pay higher prices to keep them fish ing or they would not be even able to* make expenses. The most serious shortage is on pickerel and herring and prices on these fish are very high. Look for prices to advance again very soon, dut rest assured that we have the fish we advertise to sell and will ship at our advertised prices and we have the fish to fill all orders. SCANDIA FISH COMPANY. Duluth Minn. Wl CAN'T CATCH ALL THI Pim SO Wl ONLY CATCH THI SSST. Fresh frozen Split Bock HerrlM De Luxe—A 100 lb. box. «rs. «(t., $4.00. Loose frozen honing, 100 lb. box, net «It.. $4.25. Pickerel, per lb.. S Vic: Pike, Ii He: Tulibee. 8We; Halibut. 14c; Cod. 13c; Salmon. 14c. All lish ahlpped la boxes and SAFE BEUVCRY — Will »hlp »ny Sah from our MUCH P~™ DES MOMES. U.. MERKEN, t. 0.. or MMt, «. I.. 500 per 100 — ■ «cksfrom Duluth He per Ib. I scmoia fish co.. $ g c^22 ~ Largest Fish Producers in Northwest »F.» ALHAMUKA SUt of Hl AliS HOTEL. Open the year around. A comfortable homelike resort. Cuisine unexcelled. Baths unequalled for rheumatism, etc. Rates, 115 per week. Reduced Railway Rate*.—Ask »Kent for 10 day«' round trip conpon ticket. Write for descriptive pamphlet. M. J. SULLIVAN. Proprietor.